Amnesty scheme: CM approves waiver of penalty - Newsband

Amnesty scheme: CM approves waiver of penalty - Newsband

Amnesty scheme: CM approves waiver of penalty - Newsband

RNI No. MAHEN/2007/21778 POSTAL REGN. NO. NMB/154/2017-19/VASHI MDG POST OFFICE The Dynamic Daily Newspaper of PAGES 12 • PRICE ` 1 Navi Mumbai VOL. 13 • ISSUE 23 May 2019 TUESDAY 28 Maharashtra State Board’s HSC Result To Be Declared Today ByAshokDhamija NAVI MUMBAI: The result of HSC or class 12 exam for all the three streams – Arts, Science,andCommerce organised by the Maha- rashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) held from 21st February 2019 to 20th March 2019, will be declared at 1pm on Tuesday 28 May, 2019. The students can check the same on the boards official website at mahresult.nic.in.

Maharashtra HSC Result 2019: How to check online Cont.onpg. 2 Amnestyscheme:CMapproveswaiver ofpenaltyondelayofoutstanding ByChandrasekharHendve NAVI MUMBAI: Chief MinisterDevendraFad- navishasapproved‘am- nesty scheme’ for waiv- er of penalty on delay of outstanding (arrears) for government tap wa- terconnectionsandpay- ment of original water tariff in three install- ments and in a period of six months for villag- es under CIDCO in Navi Mumbai. Action has been un- dertaken to recover the outstanding amount of water tariff from the villages of the CIDCO area and the govern- ment tap water connec- tionholders.Inthiscon- nection, some custom- ershavealso deposited the out- s t a n d i n g a m o u n t with CI- DCO.

How- ever, some of them have still not paid their out- standing amount. Rs 86.80 crores are out- standing by the end of March 2018 in new Panvel, Kalundre, Kalamboli, Navade, Karanjade, Kamothe, Kharghar, Dronagiri, Ulwe and surround- ing villages of Navi M u m b a i . Out of this, the amount of Rs. 42.61 crores is p e n d i n g with the gram panchayat and governmentoffices.Out of this, Rs 16.78 crore isadelayfees,while,Rs 25.83 crore is the prin- cipal amount.

Meanwhile, some of Gram Panchayats and governmentofficeshave demanded that the fine for delay in payment of the dues should be waived. Accordingly, the board of directors of the CIDCO has pre- pared the proposal and approvedthesame.The proposalwassenttothe government for its ap- proval. Chief Minister DevendraFadnavishas approved the proposal. In the election for Standing Committee Chairmanshipthat took place in Navi MumbaiMunicipal Corporation, corporator Navin Moreshwar Gavte wonwithmaximum votes. This was announcedby Raigad collector andpresiding officerVijay Suryavanshiwho Navin Gavte elected as NMMC Standing Committee Chairman congratulated the winnerbyhanding him a bouquet.

Navin Moreshwar Gavte secured 9 votes while Gyaneshwar Narayan Sutar won 7 votes.

Mayor Jaywant Sutar and others congratulated the newly elected chairmaNavin Gavte.

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Sd/- Adv. F. M.THACKER ADVOCATE M.T.THACKER & ASSOCIATES Advocates High Court E-6/0:4, Sector-1, Vashi, Navi Mumbai-400 703. TelNo.27825052/27825084/85 Email:office@mtthacker.com|advfalguni@mtthacker.com Date:28-05-2019 Ref:1905039 Upgradation Work At Vaibhavwadi Road Station On KR Route Today Express / Passengers trains to be regulated ByAshokDhamija CBD BELAPUR: On account of commis- sioning of Loopline No. 2 as a part of upgradation of infra- structure work at Vaibhavwadi Road Station on Konkan Railway route, a spe- cial block will be en- forced on Tuesday 28 May, 2019 between 13:00 & 16:00 hours.

The repercussions on the Express / Passen- gers trains which will be regulated from 1 to 2.30 hours on this route is detailed below: 1) Train no 12449 Madgaon Jn. - Chandi- garh “Goa Sampark Kranti Express” will be regulated between Madgaon Jn. & Sindhudurg Stations for 02:30 hours. 2) Train No. 16334 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Veraval Ex- press will be regulated between Madgaon Jn. & Kudal Stations for 02:30 hours.

3) Train No. 10103 Mumbai CSMT - Mad- gaon Jn. Mandovi Ex- press will be regulated between Rantnagiri & Rajapur Road Stations for 02:30 hours. 4) Train No. 22654 H. Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Express will be regulated between Ratnagiri & Rajapur Road Stations for 02:30 hours. 5) Train No.50105 Diva Jn. -Sawantwadi Road Passenger will be regulated for approxi- mately 02:00 hours. 6) Train no 12618 H. Nizamuddin - Er- nakulam Jn. Mangla Express will be regu- lated for approximate- ly 02:00 hours. 7) Train no. 22120 Karmali - Mumbai CSMT Tejas Express will be regulated for approximately 01:00 hour.

8) Train no. 12052 Madgaon Jn. - Dadar Janshatabdi Express will be regulated for approximately 01:00 hour. Passengers are re- quested to kindly note the same. Inconve- nience caused is deep- ly regretted. At the official website of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Edu- cation, follow the below listed steps to get to know your scores and marks- Step 1: Visit the official website mahresult.nic.in. Step 2: On the homepage, you will find Maha- rashtra HSC Result 2019 link Step 3: Click on Maharashtra Board Result 2019 and enter the required details Step 4: Then, click on view Maharashtra 12th result 2019 Step 5: Click on view Maharashtra Class 12 Board Result 2019 tab Step 6: The Maharashtra HSC Result 2019 can be viewed and downloaded Step 7: Take a print out for future reference The results for 12 exam for the academic year 2018-19 will also be available on the following por- tals maharashtraeducation.com, examresults.net/ Maharashtra or mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in.

In addition students can also check their re- sult via SMS by sending MHHSC (space) (seat no) to 57766, however, this facility is only for BSNL users. The candidates who are using mobile oper- ators like Idea, Vodafone, Reliance, Tata, BSNL can send their seat number to 57766, 58888111 by keying in the following SMS MAH12. Airtel & Aircel Subscribers dial *588# to access the class 12 results.

As may be recalled over 14 lakh students had registered for the HSC examinations this year. The board appointed over 30,000 teachers to work as an invigilator and participate in the evalua- tion process. The Maharashtra board also adopt- ed a slew of measures to curb cheating in the board exam including CCTV monitoring, impose section 144 on the day of the examination etc. Maharashtra State Board’s HSC Result... Cont.frompg.1 CM to inaugurate ‘Navi Mumbai Utsav-2019’ on 31 May at Karave Seawoods ByChandrashekharHendve NAVI MUMBAI: Shri Govardhani Sarvajan- ik Seva Sanstha has organized Navi Mumbai Utsav-2019 and MLA Manda Mhatre’s Work Report Release Event on Friday 31 May 2019 at 6 pm at K Ganpat Tandel Ground at Karave Seawoods, Navi Mumbai.

The inauguration will be done by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Bihar’s former governor Dr D Y Patil, Public Construction Minister and Thane District Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Thane District MP Rajoan Vichare and around 15000 city residents.

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 3 ByTutu NAVI MUMBAI: A Thane based private company hired luxury, bus with its staff on board heading towards Lonavala, could not ply on the ghat section of Old Mumbai Pune highway in Khopoli on Monday morn- ing at around 9 am. The bus plied reverse in the sharp turning area. Around 30 person on board had a narrow escape when the bus first broke the safety wall and fell on a highway side pit but got stuck up in a tree.Awoman sustained injury on her back, while a male had minor injury on her leg. The Khopoli police inspector KS Hegaje said, “Thirty persons of a Thane based company were heading towards Pune on a luxury bus.

The bus plied in reverse direction after failing to move on the ghat section.Awoman was injured in the mishap but no-one has complained to us.” The passengers got panicky when the bus went reverse in the Bhor ghat section. The bus driver applied brake but it did not help.

Rescue activist Mitesh Shah said, “The Thane based private company had hired the luxury bus. Its staff on board were 30 passengers on Luxury bus have a narrow escape heading to Lonavala through the steep ghat section of Old Mumbai Pune high- way in Khopoli on Monday morning at around 9am. The bus plied reverse in the sharp turning area.” Mitesh Shah added, “The bus first broke the safety wall and railing after plying reverse by 12 ft. Then the bus fell 8ft into a highway side pit. However, the bus stopped from falling down into a valley by a tree besides a rock.A woman sustained injury on her back- bone while a male had minor injury on his leg.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital.” Sanatan’s lawyer arrested Sanatan’s lawyer Sanjeev Punalekar was arrested on Saturday in connection with the murder case of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, and on Sunday morning he will be taken from CBI office to Pune Court. (By Sumit Renose) International Airport Pup Adoption Camp at Seawoods ByTutu NAVI MUMBAI: In the InternationalAirport PupAdoption Camp was held at Sea- woods on Sunday. 29 out of 34 puppies were adopted. The camp was held for rescuedpuppies from Navi Mumbai Airport Site. This is almost like a landmark achieve- ment in favor of Indianpuppies being held for the first time in the city.Around 150 families took part in the adoption camp.

They were guided by a lawyer and veterinary doctor.Asimilar camp will be in the western suburbs in the city. The Puppies Adoption Camp was organised by a group of women known as NMIA and Bhumi JeevadayaSam- bardhan Trust, Turbhe. The adoption camp was held at the SS High School & Cont.onpg. 4

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 4 Issue : 23 28 May, 2019 Dynasty politics will ruin Congress The Congress party can be revived only by setting aside its obsession with dynasty politics and returning to its ideo- logical roots. Otherwise, its days are num- bered. The reasons for this decline are the deep-rooted culture of sycophancy within the party and the lack of an ideological backbone. The sycophantic culture had become so deep-rooted within the Con- gress that it was impossible for its lead- ers to even consider appointing a person who did not belong to the Gandhi family as Prime Minister.

The fact that UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi did not see the writing on the wall after the 2014 debacle and relinquish the leadership of the party was less a reflection of their political na- iveté than their desire to control the par- ty at all cost for their benefit. Now that the 2019 election has ratified the 2014 verdict, with Rahul Gandhi los- ing hisAmethi seat, it is time that all mem- bers of the Gandhi family resign from their party positions for the greater good of the party. Indira Gandhi, unabashedly used the “Hindu card” to return to power in 1980. Rajiv Gandhi engaged in dual appease- ment.

The Congress learnt from the 2014 defeat that Hindutva sells and that it if you cannot beat the Hindu nationalists, you should join them. Rahul Gandhi at- tempted to project himself as a janeudhari Brahmin and visited umpteen temples in the countdown to State and national elec- tions in the past two years. Terms such as ‘secularism’, ‘minorities’ and ‘lynch- ing’disappearedtotallyfromtheCongress rhetoric in the run-up to the 2019 elec- tions.

The only way the Congress can try to rejuvenate itself is by discarding its sy- cophantic culture, ditching the ‘dynasty’ forgood,re-institutinginner-partydemoc- racy. If it does not do this, it will find itself relegated to the dustbin of history. Congress need to do lot of introspec- tion. They must understand on what prin- ciples this party was formed. The Gandhi family themselves are their own syco- phants. What’s stopping Rahul and com- pany from stepping out and staying clear fora few years?Arudderless ship? Scared that their grandfather’s party will wither away? If so, so be it. Every other nation- al party has done that.

Sanpada’s Ramesh Mohite bags 2nd and 3rd place In All India Blitz and Rapid Open Chess Tournament’19 ByCKSubramaniam SANPADA: Ramesh Mohite received 2nd and 3rd prizes in All India Blitz and Rapid Open Chess Tournament 2019 at New Panvel. The tour- nament was held on May 25 and 26.Around 194 to 232 participants from all over India respectively participated in these two events. The best feature of his game was with In- ternational Master Rahul Sangama, which the Sanpada senior citi- zen lost on time. NMMC carries out annual pre-monsoon cleaning work of drains at Arenja Corner in Vashi on Palm Beach Road (By Sumit Renose) Gearing up for monsoon Junior College in sec 44, Seawoods between 10am and 6pm on Sunday.Around 350 stray dogs have been affectedfollowingthe displacement of the villages.

Three ladies Aditi Parameshwaran, Varsha Pillai and Pooja Teli are regular- ly feeding the strays at the airport site for the last three months. Under the tag line ‘Take Home a New Family Member’the camp was held.

Around80volunteered for the camp. The Bhumi Jeeva- daya Sambardhan Trust secretary Sagar Savla said, “The airport affected strays needs to be rehabilitat- ed. Mostly it has been observed that the puppies are either dying after being run over by vehicles or coming under the stones at the sites. Hence, it was decided to invite those interest- ed in puppies to adopt. Full grown stray dogs are not adopted as has beenwitnessed.” Sagar Savla added, “Around 150 families from across Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, etc have attended the adoption camp. 29 out of 34 puppies has been adopted.Another round of adoption camp for the airport affected puppies will be held in the Western suburbs in June.

This is first such camp held in Navi Mumbai.” Aditi Parameshwa- ran said, “During the camp, procedure was International Airport Pup.. Cont.frompg.3 followed. Families adopting puppies are registered.An adoption contract was signed so that the families should take care of the puppies and their health besides not letting off the puppies on streets. A lawyer guided them on how to deal with CHSs objecting to keep animals.Aveterinary doctor also guided the families.” Aditi Parameshwa- ran added, “After adopting puppies four of them have called us about the problem they are facing and plan- ning to return the puppies to us.

Such issues are being looked into.”

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 5 India Wins 2011 Cricket World Cup. On Saturday, April 2nd, India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, de- feating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final, played at the Wankhe- de Stadium in Mum- bai, India. It was nota- ble that Pakistan could not win a single World Cup match against In- dia so far, even though they won the Champi- ons Trophy against In- dia in England. In the semi final Team India beat Pakistan by 29 runs to reach the final. Sri Lanka defeated NewZealandtocometo the top and challenge India in the final. The 2011 Cricket World Cup saw Team IndiadefeatingSriLan- ka by 6 wickets in the final.

While 33,000 spectators watched the final in person, some estimates have placed the number of TV view- ers worldwide at well over 1 billion people - perhaps the most- viewed sports event ever. Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat first.Ascore of 274 was not enough in a 50 over game. The efforts tak- en by senior pro Ku- mar Sangakkara (48) and Mahela Jayaward- ne 103 not out was not Dhoni fashioned 2011 World Cup win ByCKSubramaniam enough against the might of Indian bat- ting.

India lost Sehwag very early in the run chase, and Sachin didn’t last long either. The scorecard read 31/ 2 in the 7th over and it was Gambhir and Kohli who had to do the rebuilding. Run rate wasneveraproblemfor the Indians as the duo, who are also terrific runners between the wickets, pinched the ones and twos without any hassles. It required the magic arm of Dils- hantoremoveawellset Kohli and the Indians were in a spot of bother at 114/3. Gautam Gam- bhir made 97 for India after early exit of Sa- chin. Dhoni took the re- sponsibility for win- ning the match with a brilliant innings of 91 from 79 balls.

He has not been in great form in this tournament so what did he do? He pro- moted himself to No5 when the third wicket fell at 114 for 3, ahead of the man deemed to be the player of the tournament, Yuvraj Singh.

Dhoni and Yuvraj, who were popularly called ‘The Finishers’ against Pakistan and Sri Lanka a few years ago, took the game clos- er and a thrilling fin- ish was on the cards. They needed 30 off 30 deliverieswhenthebat- ting power play became mandatory. Could they do it? They were up Cont.onpg. 11 PANVEL: Shrirang Barne, the newly elect- ed MP of the Maval Lok Sabha constituen- cy, on Monday thanked MP Shrirang Barne thanks former MP Ramsheth Thakur, MLA Prashant Thakur and party workers For helping him win Lok Sabha election from Maval constituency those who took special effort and supported him in his election campaign and brought him victory at Maval Lok Sabha constituen- cy.

Prominent among those to whom he ex- pressed his gratitude were MP Ramsheth Thakur, MLA Pras- hant Thakur and par- ty workers. Shrirang Barne had won with 54 thousand votes. NAVI MUMBAI: Due to shortage of medical practitioner at the civic hospital in Vashi and to overcome the problem and provide better medical servic- es to the citizens, the municipal commis- sioner Dr. Ra- maswamy N. has instructed to take immediate action. As per the direc- tives, three specialist doctors have been Vashi’s civic hospital gets 3 specialist doctors appointed and in the next one to two days, there will be three more medical experts joining the hospital.

The civic-run hospital at Vashi has been fully operational, and currently 152 pa- tients are been treated. In the next two days, this depart- ment will be more efficiently equipped. Similarly, the civic chief has ordered the purchase of necessary medicines, Cont.onpg. 11

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 6 28 May 2019 Veteran Indian ac- tress Dimple Kapadia will act in a Christo- pher Nolan film. The National Award-win- ning actress, who has been a part of showbiz since 1973, was initial- ly hesitant to take on the role. Mumbai-based tal- ent manager Purvi Lavingia Vats, pitched Dimple for the part and things fell into place. While the pros- pect of working with Christopher Nolan sounded very exciting, she was a bit hesitant in the beginning as there was not much information on the role. She still sent foot- age of her work to the casting office and they really liked what they saw.

After a more de- tailed brief was sent, she then decided to au- dition. The casting di- rector was then flown from Los Angeles to Mumbai and he and Nolan met her. The rest was history. They found Dimple the per- fect fit.

On the Indian screens, Dimple had become an overnight star with “Bobby” in 1973, but turned her back on stardom to marry Rajesh Khan- na, Bollywood’s first superstar. After a de- cade of absence, she returned with “Saa- gar”, and then went on to prove her mettle in “Aitbaar”, “Arjun”, “Rama Lakhan”, “Bat- wara”, “Kaash”, “Rudaali” and “Lekin”. “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Luck by Chance”, “What The Fish” and “Finding Fanny” are some of the offbeat films Dimple chose af- ter 2000. She was last seen on the big screen in “Welcome Back”. Nolan, by no means, is regular for an Indian film actor. Plus, a part of the film will also be shot in In- dia, where a part of his movie “The Dark Knight Rises” was filmed.

The shoot is likely to take place in August or September. Warner Bros. Pictures are aiming to release it in theatres worldwide on July 17, 2020. The probability of an actor from India getting cast in Holly- wood for a non-Indian part is very less. The chances of an actor booking a role as an Indian character is much higher. Vats, who has been a talent manager for the past 7 years, wants to work with talent from India and bridge the gap in Hollywood.

The nature and size of the role notwith- standing, Kapadia’s foray into Hollywood with a Nolan film was regarded as big news in the Indian film indus- try. While Kapadia her- self has yet to open up about the role, her manager explained how Nolan and co chose her for the film. Apparently Nolan saw some footage of Kapa- dia’s work which left him quite impressed. Kapadia then had an audition tape shot and sent to the director and his team through her manager, which fur- ther convinced Nolan that she was right for the part. The audition- ing experience was kind of a new thing for Dimple, having never given auditions previ- ously.

Her manager sat her down and talked her into the pro- cess, explaining how important it is in Hol- lywood productions to help the studios assess talent.

Kapadia’s casting probably stemmed from Nolan’s decision to shoot at least some sequences of Tenet in India. Together, the movie should be look- ing at India as a size- able market and cou- pled with Nolan’s visit to the country last year, should bode well for Tenet‘s box-office performance in India already. “Tenet” is Nolan’s follow-up to his Oscar- nominated war drama “Dunkirk” and besides Kapadia will feature Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Clemence Poesy, Michael Caine, John David Washington and Elizabeth Debicki in the film.

The action film will be filmed across seven countries.

Kapadia’s elder daughter Twin- kle took to Twitter to congratulate her on her Hollywood debut. “ C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s mother! So so proud of you! You are truly amazing and you set an example for all of us that age is not an ob- stacle in the path of ability and talent #Hurrah,” Twinkle wrote on Twitter. Back home in In- dia, Kapadia has re- ceived acclaim for her performances in films such as “Rudaali”, which earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress, “Gardish”, “Kran- tiveer”, “Dil Chahta Hai”, “Being Cyrus”, “Finding Fanny” and others.

The 61-year-old ac- tor, who married su- perstar Rajesh Khan- na, was last seen in Anees Bazmee’s 2015 film “Welcome Back”. Dimple Kapadia was launched by Raj Kapoor at age 16, play- ing the title role in his teen romance Bobby (1973). In that same year she married Indi- an actor Rajesh Khan- na and retired from acting. Kapadia re- turned to the film in- dustry in 1984, follow- ing her separation from Khanna. One of her films of that peri- od was the drama Saa- gar (1985). Both Bob- by and Saagar won her the FilmfareAward for BestActress. She went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cin- ema in the 1980s.

Initially recognised as a national sex sym- bol, Kapadia was keen to avoid being stereo- typed and expand her range of acting roles. She subsequently took on more serious parts in a range of film genres, from main- stream to parallel cin- ema, and received ac- claim for her perfor- mances in such films as Kaash (1987), Drishti (1990), Le- kin... (1990), and Rudaali (1993), which earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She followed with supporting roles in Gardish (1993) and Krantiveer (1994), the latter of which gar- nered her a fourth Filmfare Award.

Kapadia continued working infrequently through the 1990s and the 2000s. She played a minor part in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and was noted for her por- trayal of the title role in the American pro- duction Leela (2002). Some of her later film credits include leading roles in Hum Kaun Hai? (2004), Pyaar Mein Twist (2005), Phir Kabhi (2008) and Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010), and supporting roles in Being Cyrus (2005), Luck by Chance (2009), Da- bangg (2010), Cocktail (2012) and Finding Fanny (2014). Kapadia is the mother of Twin- kle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, both former actresses.

When Kapadia made her comeback to movies, she faced con- stant comparison to her Bobby days. Ac- cording to Jyotika Vir- di, author of the book The Cinematic Imagi- nation, Kapadia tra- jectory is “different from that of any fe- male Hindi film star”, and she “turned every disadvantage to her advantage.” Virdi men- tioned Kapadia’s forth- right manner as hav- ing a major contribu- tion to her career: “Speaking candidly to the press, she and the reporters plotted her life’s narrative from the innocent teenager snared into an impos- sible marriage to the emergence of a mature ‘woman with experi- ence.’” Virdi also noted Kapadia for “fighting her way to the top, pre- ferring to perform roles she described as seri- ous and exacting rath- er than flippant and unchallenging,” call- ing her parts in Ait- baar (1985), Kaash (1987) and Drishti (1990) as roles “where she drew from the well of her own experience.” Kapadia is known for her assertive and moody nature; during the making of Janbaaz (1986), director Feroz Khan remarked, “No other girl has so much of pent-up aggression.” Journalist Bhawana Somaaya, who con- ducted a series of inter- views with her during the 1980s, stated, “She’s a strange bun- dle of contradictions.

Her moods change in a jiffy.” According to some critics, this ap- proach has sometimes been at the cost of pro- fessional opportunities as “her unpredictable nature and moods have distanced many well wishers”. In reply to this, she said, “I am moody by nature. But I have never con- sciously hurt anyone.” According to Shobha Dé, Kapadia “hates be- ing ‘surveyed’ and she finds herself in that unenviable situation all the time.” Dimple Kapadia to act in Hollywood film

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Shiva Thapa and Francessa Amato adjudged Best Boxers Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 7 ByAshokDhamija Six-time world champion in the 48 kg category, MC Mary Kom made a winning debut in the 51kg cate- gory by annexing the champion round, while Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold med- al of the year and Shi- va Thapa supremacy in 60kg saw Indian boxers finish with 12 gold, 18 silver and 27 bronze medals (57 Medals) at thesecondeditionofthe IndiaOpenInternation- al Boxing Tournament held at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordo- loi AC Indoor Stadium here in Assam on Fri- day 24 May, 2019.

Vet- eran Sarita Devi added Mary Kom Powers Indian Pugilists Gold Bonanza: 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament BFI President Ajay Singh (Centre) poses with few India Open Gold medallists of the likes Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa, Mary Kom and Jamuna Boro at the end of 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament Thirty six year old six-time world champion and London Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom (Left) showed age is just a number by winning a Gold medal in the 51kg category on debut IndiaOpen60kggoldto her illustrious career. Assam pugilists Jamu- na Boro and Bhagya- bati Kachari made their CM Sarbananda Sonowal accompanied by President of Boxing Federation of India, Ajay Singh proud by Cont.onpg.

8 Last week the TV channels were full of election news and sud- denly the news of Surat coaching centre fire broke up. I was shocked beyond belief watching ouryoungstudentsfall- ing down from that in- ferno into the lap of death. Now questions have once again arisen about safety norms, on inadequatefire-fighting systems but my ques- tion is that where all these law making bod- ies disappear while giv- ing permission to these coaching centres. We only wake up after something happens. About twenty-two stu- dents died in the devas- tatingfirethatengulfed the four-storeyed Tak- shashilaArcade in Su- rat.

And the shocking fact which came to light afterwards that the owner of the coaching centre used tyres in placeofchairs,thepres- ence of the inflamma- ble material caused the Fire destroys budding lives fire to spread quickly. It was also found that the ceiling of the coaching institute was just five feethigh.Sinceonecan- not sit properly on a chairinsucharoomthe owner used tyres in- stead to seat students and the blaze got out of control because fire en- gines took about 45 minutes to reach the building. Now we will arrest the owner, the builder but why we close our eyes and ears while giving permis- sions to run coaching in such buildings.

Now after the tragedy, all civic bodies in Gujarat have undertaken a massive drive to iden- tify buildings which do not comply with fire safety norms. Let us see till now these awak- ening calls last? Actually, we usual- ly don’t think of a fire destroyingourbusiness or office building. We are more worried about less concrete threats such as a downward trending economy, high customer churn rate, the struggle to retain talented employees, le- gal issues, etc. But in reality, between 2004 and 2013, non-residen- tial building fires killed 65 people, injured 1,425, and damaged millions of money.

So let’s take a look at when building fires are mostlikelytohappenin order to prevent a dan- gerous and costly fire. Cont.onpg. 8

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 8 winning the yellow met- al, Ankushita Boro and Lovlina settled for silver with Pwilao Basuma- tary taking the bronze. In the process Indian boxersimprovedontheir six gold medals last year and in the process justi- fied the prophecy of In- dia’s Chief Performance Director,SantiagoNieva prior to the tournament. Thesecondeditionofthe fivedaytournamentwit- nessed participation form nearly 200 coun- tries from 16 countries The indefatigable Mary with an eye on To- kyo Olympics 2020 who had staved off a stiff challenge from Asian Championships bronze medallistNikhatZareen in the semi-final round, onceagaindisplayedher experience to blow away the challenge of Vanlal Duati in a facile 5-0 win.

This was the London Olympic bronze medal- list’ssecondgoldfromthe India Open to add to the 48kg gold she won last yearinNewDelhi.Asian Games gold medallist Amit found his rhythm late in the second round and prevailed over the former world youth champion Sachin Si- wach in the third round to make ensure his third yellow metal fol- lowinggoldmedalsfrom the Strandja Cup and Asian Championships in 2019.

Much to the delight of the crowd, Shiva Thapa grabbed the 60kg gold in a revenge bout against 2018 champion Manish Kaushik a year after losing to him in the semi-finals. The Guwa- hati boy, who won a bronze at the continen- tal event this year, was fierce and aggressive and did not put a foot wrong in the 5-0 demo- litionandwasdeserved- ly adjudged the Best Male Boxer of the Tour- nament. Local girl Jamuna Boro delivered a flurry of punches that earned her a perfect 5-0 win over Y. Sandhyarani. Bhagyabati Kachari proved her mettle in her 3-2 win over Pooja in 75kg. World Cham- pionships bronze med- allistLovlinaBorgohain did not share the same fortunesdespitevocifer- ous cheers of support from the crowd.

The 69kg exponent missed outonthegoldinatight contest where she end- ed up 2-3 to Italy’s As- sunta Canfora.

Ankushita Boro, who beat state mate Pwilao Basumatary in the semi-finals, picked up the silver after losing 0- 5 to Italy’s Francessa Amato in 64kg, who was declared the Best Female Boxer of the tournament. Sarita Devi endured a tough fight from Sim- ranjit Kaur to edge the World Championships bronzecompetitionmed- allist for a 3-2 win. This was the former world champion’s first gold medal in any in three years following her vic- tory at the SouthAsian Games in Shillong in 2016. She dedicated the prized medal to her mother whom she lost to cancer last year. A day after knocking out World Championships silver medallist Sonia, Neeraj continued her sublime form to notch up a commanding 5-0 victory over Manisha, who had changed cate- gory from 54kg to 57kg.

Asian Championships bronzemedallistAshish showed his prowess in 69kg to soar to a 4-1 win over compatriot DuryodhanSinghNegi. There was no stopping Deepakin49kg.Oozing confidence with every punch, the Asian Championships silver medallist knocked out Govind Kumar Sahani 5-0. Kavinder Singh Bisht had to settle for the silver in a 2-3 result in a hard-fought con- test with 2015 Asian champion Chatchai Decha Butdee. This is Bisht’s second consecu- tive silver this year af- ter the Asian Champi- onships last month. In 64kg, Rohit To- kas suffered a knee twist in the first round andwasforcedtoforfeit his bout to 2010 Com- monwealth Games bronze medallist Colin Louis Richarno of Mau- ritius.

Tokas, who se- cured the India Open bronze a year before, had to be content with the silver. Ashish Ku- mar’s hopes of adding the 75kg gold were dashedashehadtogive a walkover to Philip- pines’s Eumir Felix Delos Santos due to a cutthathesustainedon his forehead in the semi-finals.

Final Results Men’s Weight Category: 49kg: Deepak (IND) beat Govind Kumar Sahani (IND): 5-0 52kg:AmitPanghal (IND) beatSachin Siwach (IND): 4- 1 56kg: Chatchai Decha Butdee (THA) beat Kavinder Singh Bisht (IND): 3-2 60kg: Shiva Thapa (IND) beat Manish Kaushik (IND): 5-0 64kg:ColinLouisRichar- no (MRI) beat Rohit Tokas (IND): (Tokas forfeited bout due to injury) 69kg:Ashish (IND) beat DuryodhanSinghNegi(IND): 4-1 75kg: Eumir Felix Delos Santos(PHI)beatAshishKu- mar (IND): Walkover 81kg: Manish Pawar (IND) beat Brijesh Yadav (IND): 3-2 91kg: Naman Tanwar (IND) beat Sumit Sangwan (IND): 5-0 91kgplus:SatishKumar (IND) beat Naveen Kumar (IND): 4-0 Women’s Weight Cat- egory: 48kg: Josie Gabuco (PHL) beat Monika (IND): 3- 2 51kg: Mary Kom (IND) beat Vanlal Duati (IND): 5-0 54kg: Jamuna Boro (IND) beat Y.

Sandhyarani (IND): 5-0 57kg: Neeraj (IND) beat Manisha (IND): 5-0 60kg: Sarita Devi (IND) beat Simranjit Kaur (IND): 3- 2 64kg: Francessa Amato (ITA) beat Ankushita Boro (IND): 5-0 69kg: Assunta Canfora (ITA) beat Lovlina Borgohain (IND): 3-2 75kg:BhagyabatiKachari (IND) beat Pooja (IND): 3-2 (L to R): India’s Shiva Thapa and Francessa Amato of Italy were proudly show their Best Male and Female Box- er’s Trophy.

Mary Kom Powers... Cont.frompg.7 There are many com- mon causes of commer- cial building fires, like cooking fires.29.3% of non-residentialfiresare mostly cooking related. In fact, in 4 offices at least one office building fires was related to cooking equipment. These fires may cause less damage, but are easily preventable with fire protection systems such as alarms and fire extinguishers. Some- times fire is intention- al. This accounts for almost 10% of fires, and it causes the most dam- age. These Intentional fires also result in more civilian injuries and deaths. Cooking and heating fires generally occur at daytime but in- tentional fires mostly start between 3pm and midnight.

Sometimes some careless acts cause unintentional fires , 9.2% of commer- cial fires were uninten- tional results of care- less acts. This is some- what of an ‘other’cate- gory and it is caused by accidentally leaving space heaters or other heat producing equip- ment on or carelessly discarded cigarette butts igniting fires, or plugging too many things into the same extensioncord.Heating fire are also caused and they account for 9% of all non-residential building fires. We should regularly in- spect our central heat- ing units, fireplaces, water heaters, and oth- er heating appliances and systems to prevent fires.

It is very essen- tial to move any flam- mable materials and furniture away from heat sources, especial- ly in the winter months whentheheatisturned on.

So it is necessary to equipourpremiseswith fire suppression and protection system. Fol- lowing are some ready equipment to fight fire. Fire extinguishers - The prominent cause of commercial building fires is cooking fires, and most of these fires are small and con- tained. If a fire extin- guisher is placed near the kitchen area, it can giveemployeesthepow- er to stop a small cook- ing fire from spreading. You should check occa- sionally if the equip- ment is in working con- dition. Fire alarms – Gen- erally it is found that the fire alarms are eas- ily overlooked or left with dead batteries be- cause they’re not prop- erly maintained.

Fire alarm system can save lives and property from damage.

Commercial fire sprinkler system - A sprinkler system is very helpful in dousing apotentiallydeadlyfire. If you have only 1 or 2 fire sprinkler heads, it can contain the major- ity of fires. CommercialAlarm System -We never think that there are peoplewhowouldinten- tionally start a fire on their property. But you need to be prepared for it, so invest in a securi- ty alarm system that will detect any suspi- cious activity in the eveninghourswhenthe building is most at risk. If we keep the area well-lit at night, or in- stalling motion sensor lights outside, it can deter criminal activity. I want to mention that all the schools should give disaster management training to the students, disas- ters can happen any- where and anytime.

It is necessary to be pre- pared for one when it happens.Becausewhen you know how to keep calm and then think of the ways you can man- age any calamity. There is a message travellingonWhatsApp that in a fireAmericans and Japanese saved themselves while Indi- ans succumbed to the smoke. TheAmericans and Japanese put wet towels under the door and also on their noses so that they should not be suffocated by fire. I don’t know how true the story but it stress- Kanak’s pen...

Cont.frompg.6 es on the need of learn- ing life skills. I the end I pay hom- age to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru- our first Prime Minister on his death anniversary. He was called as Architect of India as he gave vision and mission to newly free India. He was a great leader and we should remember him for giving a leadership to Congress and it emerged as a catch-all party, dominating na- tional and state-level politics and winning consecutive elections in 1951, 1957, and 1962. He was popular with the people of India in spiteofpoliticaltroubles in his final years and failure of leadership during the 1962 Sino- Indian War.

His birth- day is celebrated as Bal Diwas (Children’s Day).

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 9 ByC.K.Subramaniam Hindi Cinema World saw few sports based films hitting Box Office as Laagan and Chak-de India and did big business and other producers also tried their hand in directing films with sports back- ground but without much success. Bagg Milkha Baag made news in Bollywood and woke up the sports world that we had a flying Sikh, who dominated the tracks with his dedi- cation, regular practice and the will to win at the highest level. Only Golden girl PT Usha had the tenacity and the temper to work hard like Milkha Singh.

The Sardar of speed was a sig- nificant success when there was no media public- ity and he shone well in an indi- vidual game. He made his mark in Pa- kistan and made the General to call him Flying Sikh for speed, alertness and the aggression to win the Friendship Game there and bring lau- rels to the country at any cost. We are for- tunate to see the Fly- ing Sikh in action through Farhan Akhtar.

Biopics have be- come call of the day for Bollywood as they not only give honor to the legends but are also being appreciat- ed and enjoyed by the audience. From kings and queen to gangsters and free- dom fighters; several movies had been made throughout the time. There have been many biopics made recently on var- ious personalities but these days, sports biopics have become popular. For many they are the dream project and for some Bollywood’s Best Biopics it is a medium to pay tribute to their favor- ite sports star; but for the audience it is the moment of inspiration and rejoicing and reliv- ing the victory of their favorite sports person.

Chak de India made big news as hockey is our National game and women’s hockey was given pride of place in this film. Shahr- ukh Khan did fit into the role of the coach very well. But the team failed to put up a regular show on astro turfs and hence their performance at the In- ternational level was somewhat question- able. In Lagaan, Aamir Khan’s side failed to handle a reg- ular season bat but still made 300 plus score with handmade wooden bat. Mary Kom made a mark with Priyanka Chopra get- ting the best out of a different role in a biop- ic. Azharuddin, the tainted cricketer did live up to his lavish style of life in the crick- eting world and final- ly banned for his role in match fixing charg- es and does not deserve a biopic.

MS Dhoni is considered a hero in India after his two world cup wins and the film achieved signifi- cant success but not to the extent of Dangal. Dangal is not an exact biopic but revealed the feelings of the unqual- ified coach in an excel- lent way.

Aamir Khan as the name suggests is real- ly rich and that is proved time and again. He set his own record in collection straight every time his films are released. The actor’s wrestling drama Dangal did not touch the hard work put in ‘Baag Milkha Baag’ or his own Lagaan. But Dangal did made an impact on the masses and that was clearly vindicated in the Box Office col- lection of the film, which is slowly touch- ing Rs.350 crore mark. Now he got the tag of the film indus- try’s most dependable star of all time.An av- erage of Rs.200 plus crore collection of his seven films is an unique record.

He came, saw, and con- quered Bollywood from his early days of ‘ Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’. His trade mark acting, his wishful thinking and giving equal opportu- nities to all his co ac- tors all gave him an added advantage in his films and it is rep- licated in overwhelm- ing collections in those films. He is a born actor but his image was tarnished by self- created intolerance is- sue but softened his stand after facing pub- lic wrath. Otherwise, he is flawless just like films and it is a great tribute to his virtue as an actor director. Aamir Khan really swarmed box office with his super hits and Dangal proved this point in a very big way.

Corporator Pravin Patil, District chief Shirish Gharat and divisional chief Manesh Patil along with party supporters felicitated MP Shrirang Barne during his visit to Kharghar. He was congratulated for winning the Lok Sabha elections from Maval constituency. (By Chandrashekhar Hendve) MP Shrirang Barne felicitated at Kharghar Panvel Post Office near Late Vilasrao Deshmukh Vyapari Sankul near Shivaj Chowk at Panvel city has begun func- tioning. BJP women front city president and corporator Mugdha Londe congrat- ulated the post department’s superinten- dent Ajay Singh and workers. CIDCO chairman MLA Prashant Thakur, Gharkul Sanghatna, Senior Citizens Association and BJP corporators played important roles to make this post office function.

Panvel Post Office begins functioning

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 www.newsband.in | dailynewsband@yahoo.co.in 10 Indian Notional Congress Maintaining the status quo will give the same results. That is the biggest mistake, nay biggest blunder the Congress commits after every fiasco at the polls. The vicious cycle con- tinues. Weak election campaigning, fielding corrupt & unpatriotic politicians, poor show at the polls, leaders pretend to offer resignation, resigna- tion rejected, same leaders asked to continue, same poor show gets repeated. Not a single member of the Congress has the guts to tell the truth: Sonia & Rahul are responsible for the utter defeat.

They should be expelled from the Congress.

The fact that even one Congress member has not come forward to tell so clearly indi- cates that all Congress members are corrupt which is why the people don’t vote for this par- ty. Alas, Congress leaders have not learnt any lesson from the failures as they continue to live in a dream world. The Indian National Con- gress founded in 1885 has been reduced to In- dian Notional Congress due to its own follies. - Lakshman Sundar, Vashi Congress-NCP failed in Modi Tsunami Power corrupts absolutely is true as far as the NCP-Congress relationships are concerned. The relationship was more of a convenience and not of any use to both the parties.

To add to the misery, Raj Thackeray joined the bandwagon to spoil further hopes. The party failed to win single seat in Mumbai and the overall perfor- mance was disastrous. The weakness in both the coalition partner was in open as both the parties were involved in corrupt practices and that turned tables against them. If the same combination work together in the assembly elections, then it will be a cakewalk for BJP- Sena combine to retain power for one more term.

- Abhishek Rama, Thane Karnataka Chaos The Karnataka government is in jeopardy ever since it is formed. There is no unity among the coalition partners and there is no one to call a spade as a spade. The HD Kumaraswamy led JD(S)-Congress alliance found itself skat- ing on thin ice as two Congress MLAs are in talking terms with BJP cadre and switch over can take place at any point of time. Potential Congress turncoats get in touch with BJP and created fresh Karnataka jitters. Under the cir- cumstances, there is a possibility of a snap poll and the fall of the coalition government. Kar- nataka politics is in total chaos ever since Con- gress outwitted BJP at the winning post.

- Nikhil CK Subbu, Seawood Nothing can change in Congress The age old Congress party is in ICU ever since 2014 General Elections. It came out with some recovery with triple victory but gone to oblivion once again. Certain things are writ- ten in stone. One, only a member of the Gan- dhi family will lead the Congress, nobody else. Two the party will not hold its leadership account- able, come what may. Therefore, we should have fully anticipated the charade the so called Con- gress Working Committee enacted a drama of res- ignation and it was totally farce. It was matter of shame that the resignation is still hanging to make others a scapegoat.

Dynastic politics has deep rooted base in India and no one can topple them despite utter and humiliating defeat. - Jayanthy Ramaswamy, Sion-East A personal letter to the Prime Minister Respected Prime Minister, As Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi flags off his second term, I, humbly, share a few areas where his attention, and decisions, could prove useful to the people of India. First 100 days of new disposition sets the tone of administration, hence these thoughts. 1. Infrastructure in the country needs further push. While there is improvement, with proper funding it will create jobs and improve quality of life.

2. Education needs to be revamped and made world class. AlI should be promoted, it will be a game changer. 3. Sports infrastructure needs attention as present condition is well below par. The need for astroturf for hockey is a must. Encourage our national sport. 4. Sports persons should be given preference in jobs. They bring honor to the country. 6. Sports personalities of the past needs to be recognised. The pathetic sight hockey wizards pulling cycle rickshaws and sportswomen selling their medals for livelihood should stop. 7. Health sector needs attention. Proper time- ly help will reduce burden on the economy.

8. Power, Railways, CivilAviation need to aug- ment development in a structured way and reach all corners of the country.

9. International relations particularly with China and Pakistan needs special attention. Im- provements in India’s relations will have a major impact. 10. Alarge number of experienced senior citi- zens are languishing with nothing to do. 11. Provide batter living facilities for seniors staying without family support. This experience can prove invaluable to gov- ernment and they should be invited to prepare plans and monitor implementation Wishing more strength to India and our Prime Minister for going forward in the interest of the country!

- C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada Demand for the ‘Hindu Nation’ is constitutional The Constitution of our country is said to be ‘secular; however, as per Article 370 of the Con- stitution, there is opposition to inserting the word ‘Secular’in the Constitution of Jammu and Kash- mir.

As a result, a strange situation has arisen – our country is secular, but the State of Jammu and Kashmir is not secular. If everybody in India has been given freedom of expression, freedom of religion by the Constitution, how can the demand for the ‘Hindu Nation’ be unconstitutional? In Letters to the Editor....

comparison,actionofMrs.IndiraGandhiin1976 that of inserting the words ‘Secular’ and ‘So- cialist’in the Constitution vide the 42ndAmend- ment is unconstitutional especially when Emer- gency was declared and leaders of opposition parties were put behind bars. The powers of the judiciary and media were also restricted dur- ing this time. Contrary to this, the concept of ‘Hindu Nation’ is ancient and encompasses the universe and considers the welfare of the whole world. Swami Vivekanand had said, “The soul of development lies in Dharma”. Therefore, Bharat today needs development based on Dhar- ma and not just material development, said Shri.

Ramesh Shinde, National Spokesperson, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, at the inaugural session of 2-day ‘National Advocates’ Conven- tion’on 27th May at Shri Vidyadhiraj Meeting Hall of Shri Ramnath Temple. A resolution to protest the arrest ofAdv. Sanjiv Punalekar, who fights for Hindutva within the framework of Constitution and is National Secretary of Hin- du Vidhidnya Parishad, was unanimously passed in the Convention.

In the Advocates’ Convention being held under the 8thAll India Convention for the ‘Hin- du Nation’, auspicious lamp was lit by Sadgu- ru (Dr.) Charudatta Pingale, Senior Advocate Hari Shankar Jain (President of ‘Hindu Front forJustice),Ret.JudgeSudhakarChapalgaonkar (FounderMemberofHinduVidhidnyaParishad) and Supreme CourtAdvocate Rajendra Verma. More than 100 devout Hindu advocates from India and Bangladesh are attending the Con- vention. On the occasion, a Marathi Text - ‘Hin- du RashtraAkshepAni Khandan’was released. Senior Advocate Hari Shankar Jain said, “Today, the word ‘Secular’is being used only to appease minorities.

People have got fed up of secularism. The BJP govt which got elected due to Hindu votes should take decisions in the in- terest of Hindus. Hindu advocates should say with pride that they are working for the inter- ests of Hindutva.” The coordinator of Hindu Vidhidnya Par- ishad,Adv. Nilesh Sangolkar, gave guidance re- garding, ‘Advocates should contribute in the mis- sion of establishing the ‘Hindu Nation’ active- ly’. Adv. Vijay Shekhar from Bengaluru guided on ‘Judicial fight while working against corrupt judges’.

The Convention commenced with the blowing of conch. The priests from Sanatan Purohit Pathashala recited Veda mantras after auspicious lamp was lit. The Founder Member of Hindu Vidhidnya Parishad Adv. Suresh Kulkarni read the message given for the Con- vention by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Jayant Athavale, Source of Inspiration for Hindu Jan- ajagruti Samiti. Shri. Sumit Sagvekar of Hin- du Janajagruti Samiti conducted the proceed- ings. - Ramesh Shinde, National Spokesperson, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Contact No. 09987966666