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Rahul to address community

in New York on Sept 20
l By Parveen Chopra
Congress party Vice
President Rahul Gandhi
New York: Congress party Vice
President Rahul Gandhi is visiting
America next week onward and
will address a public event in New
York on September 20 at Marriott
Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.
Though Mr Gandhi is address
ing prestigious events in
California, Colorado and NJ, in
New York is a massive public
event, expected to draw over
4,000 people, said Shudh Parkash
Jasuja, National President of his mother, Sonia Gandhi, is going development. He will also address
INOC (Indian National Overseas to speak in New York on his the INOC officials and members The Irma projection map on Thursday evening.
Congress), USA. vision for India and achievements here. Before New York, in

Hurricane Irma
Rahul Gandhi, who is widely of Congress in the decades after Washington the Congress leader
expected to take over the mantle Independence as well as the role will speak Sept 19 at the Center
of heading Congress party from NRIs can play in the countrys Continued on page 4

in peril as DACA ends threatens Florida

Success for India as BRICS Indian youths in US
names Pak terror groups President Trump said Evacuation has been ordered in south
INDIA SHARES MYANMAR'S CONCERNS he will revisit DACA Florida, which this weekend is in the
OVER ROHINGYAS; REFUSES TO SIGN if Congress cannot path of what may turn out to be the
BALI STATEMENT CRITICIZING MYANMAR find solution most powerful storm to hit US.
Washington: The Trump adminis
New Delhi: In a big win for
tration dealt a huge blow Sept. 5 Washington, DC: The eye of the the next 48 hours in the areas
India's campaign against terror
as it repealed an Obamaera tem devastating category5 hurricane stretching from Jupiter Cove to
ism emanating from Pakistan,
porary fix that protected 800,000 Irma was moving near the Turks Bonita Beach, including the Florida
BRICS countries named
undocumented brought the coun and Caicos Islands on Thursday Keys, on the southern end of the
Pakistanbased LashkareTaiba
try as children including over night and continued tracking state, Lake Okeechobee and
(LeT) and JaisheMohammad
6,000 Indian American youth towards south Florida where it Florida Bay.
(JeM) in their joint declaration
from deportation. could slam Miami this weekend. This storm has the potential to
while calling for a comprehen
President Trump though allowed Don Dixon, a meteorologist at catastrophically devastate our
sive approach to combat terror
a sixmonth delay to the repeal of the US National Hurricane Centre state, Gov. Rick Scott (R) said in
ism. The 43page declaration of
the program called Deferred (NHC) in Miami, told Efe news that news briefing. Earlier, he implored
the 9th BRICS Summit held in
Action for Childhood Arrivals it was still too early to say where people to evacuate. If you live in
China equated the LeT and JeM
(DACA) and urged Congress to cre the eye of Irma will make landfall any evacuation zones and youre
which New Delhi has blamed
PM Modi withAung San Suu Kyi in ate legislation to replace Obamas in south Florida due to the varia still at home, leave.
for terror attacks in India as
Myanmar (Photo : ndtv.com) 2012 executive order. DACA pro tions that may occur, but it is very Several parts of the Dominican
well as TTP (TehreekiTaliban
and violence caused by the vided relief from deportation to likely that Florida residents will Republic and Haiti, as well as the
Pakistan) with the Islamic State
Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaeda undocumented students, and also begin to experience strong winds Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos
and Al Qaeda and deplored their
and its affiliates including Continued on page 4 caused by the approaching Islands and the Cuban provinces of
Eastern Turkistan Islamic Hurricane on Saturday afternoon. Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Santo
"We express concern on the SEE DETAILED STORY Authorities have issued a hurri Espiritu and Villa Clara, are also
security situation in the region Continued on page 4 ON PAGE 10. cane and cyclone storm watch for Continued on page 4


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PM Modi rejigs cabinet: Sitharaman new

defence minister; Goyal gets railways
New Delhi: Nirmala Sitharaman was on of the reshuffle: Kalraj Mishra, Rajiv Pratap
Sunday promoted and appointed as India's Rudy and Bandaru Dattatreya, Faggan Singh
Defence Minister in a surprise move by Kalaste, Sanjeev Balyan, and Mahendra Nath
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who elevat Pandey.
ed three others to the Cabinet minister level Among the four bureaucrats inducted into
and brought in nine new faces, including the government, three have been made
four former bureaucrats, in a reshufflecum Ministers of State with independent charge:
expansion of his ministry based on perform former Home Secretary R K Singh, a Lok
ance. Sabha member from Bihar, got Power and
Power Minister Piyush Goyal got the rail New and Renewable Energy portfolios held
ways portfolio, from which Suresh Prabhu by Goyal, while former diplomat Hardeep
was shifted to Commerce and Industry that Puri secured Housing and Urban Affairs.
was with Sitharaman. Prabhu had offered to "Demolition Man" K J Alphons has been
quit after a major rail accident in Uttar made MOS with independent charge in
Nirmala Sitharaman has become the
Pradesh claimed 23 lives last month. 2nd woman to head the Tourism and Electronics and IT ministries.
All ministers were administered the oath Defence Ministry after Indira Gandhi. Puri and Alphons are not MPs and will have
of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at to get elected to Parliament in six months.
the Rashtrapati Bhavan, attended among Defence Ministry was so far with Finance Alphons is the second BJP man from Kerala
Former Indian envoy to the UN, Hardeep
others by new VicePresident M Venkaiah Minister Arun Jaitley. to get a place in the Union ministry after
Puri will head Housing and Urban
Naidu, Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, and In the third reshuffle of the ministry in party veteran O Rajagopal who served under
Development ministry. Incidentally he was
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha three years, Nitin Gadkari, who held Road The South Asian Times Man of the Year 2010. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Ghulam Nabi Azad. Transport and Highways and Shipping, also Former Mumabi Police chief Satya Pal
Sitharaman became the second woman to got the Water Resources, River Development Drinking Water and Sanitation. Earlier, there Singh got HRD, Water Resources, River
head the Defence Ministry after Indira and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry that was was speculation that Uma Bharti could be Development and Ganga Rejuvenation as
Gandhi when she was Prime Minister. The taken away from Uma Bharti, who moved to dropped. In all, six ministers resigned ahead Minister of State.

New Jersey Senator Robert Sania enters US Open

Menendez bribery trial begins women's doubles semis
New York: Indian ten nents in the quarter
Newark, NJ: A defiant Sen. Robert at the federal courthouse in nis star Sania Mirza finals. They will meet
Menendez arrived at a federal Newark: "Never, not once, not and her Chinese part the winner of the quar
courthouse in Newark, New once, have I dishonored my public ner Shuai Peng terfinal clash between
Jersey Wednesday morning for office." entered the women's H.A Chan of Taipei and
the start of a longawaited federal Along with the legal ramifica doubles semifinals of S. Zhang of China and
corruption trial. tions for Menendez, the case car the US Open with a the TaipeiSwiss pair
Menendez, DN.J., is accused of ries potentially enormous political straight sets win over of Y. Chan and
Sania Mirza in action
Timea Babos of Martina Hingis for a
accepting nearly $1 million in consequences for the balance of at the US Open in
gifts and campaign donations power in the United States Senate. Hungary and Andrea the Thursday match place in the final.
from his friend, Florida doctor Republicans hold a slim 5248 Hlavackova of Czech The seventh seeded
Salomon Melgen, in exchange for majority in the Senate, but the Republic here on Thursday. The Czech pair of L. Hradecka and K.
US Senator from New Jersey, fourth seeded SinoIndian pair Siniakova will take on third
political and personal favors. Robert Menendez recent legislative battle over
According to the indictment, healthcare laid bare the divisions needed an hour and 56 minutes seeded compatriots L. Safarova
among the favors provided using $750,000 in campaign donations, within the Republican Party this to carve out a 76, 64 victory and B. Strycova in the other
his political office, Menendez according to the Justice summer. over their fifth seeded oppo semifinal.
secured visas for several of Department. None of the gifts If Menendez is convicted, he will
Melgens girlfriends and advocat Menendez accepted were dis face mounting pressure to resign
ed on Melgens behalf for a closed, the DOJ says. his seat, which would then allow
Huricane Irma hitting NY-NJ area is fake news
At the time the indictment was New York: Rumors that Hurricane Irma, hurtling toward Florida, will
Medicaid billing dispute that was New Jersey Governor Chris
issued in 2015, thenAssistant hit New York and New Jersey is fake news. PolitiFact investigated and
worth approximately $8.9 million Christie a Republican whose
Attorney General for the Criminal found the culprit to be a post on NewsPunch.com claiming Hurricane
to the doctor. term ends in January 2018 to
Division Leslie R. Caldwell por Irma will destroy New York City. The Sept. 5, 2017, false post said
Menendez accepted flights appoint his replacement until the
trayed the matter as a potential Irma was on a path to obliterate New York Citys five boroughs and
aboard Melgens private jets, seat is filled via election.
act of "government corruption." most of New Jersey, and that it was set to make landfall in New York
vacations at Melgens private villa An additional Republican vote in
The senator had reportedly been Harbor as a Category 5 hurricane at noon on Sept. 10, 2017. The
in the Dominican Republic, and the Senate could carry huge impli
under investigation by a grand post cites a National Hurricane Center storm projection from Sept. 1,
three nights at a luxury hotel in cations for the passage of bills on
jury as early as 2013. Menendez 2017. But the only projection made that day was that the storm, then
Paris to spend a weekend with his any number of hot button issues,
has maintained his innocence, a Category 2, was moving in the direction of the Caribbean, and it
girlfriend, the indictment alleges. such as healthcare, tax reform and
saying Wednesday as he arrived was too early to tell where it would make landfall.
Melgen also gave Menendez immigration.
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Hurricane Irma he said India shared Myanmar's con

PM Modi suggests INA

cerns over the situation in Rakhine
threatens Florida
state and the loss of lives of security
Continued from page 1
personnel and innocent people in the
under hurricane alert.
violence blamed on insurgents from

memorial in Myanmar
In Florida, residents in Monroe,
the minority community.
Broward and parts of MiamiDade
After talks with Myanmar's state
counties have been told to evacuate
Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, Modi
due to the potentially catastrophic
Yangon: Prime Minister Estimates vary between 1.5 hoped that whether in the peace
effects of Irma, the strongest Atlantic
Narendra Modi on Wednesday million and 2.5 million about process or resolving a "specific prob
Ocean hurricane in recorded history.
suggested the setting up of a the number of people of Indian lem", all the stakeholders can work
So far, Irma has killed at least 10
memorial to Netaji Subhas origin living in Myanmar. together to find a solution that will
people after it made landfall early
Chandra Bose's Indian National Praising the work of External ensure peace, justice and dignity for
Wednesday morning in the Caribbean
Army (INA) in Myanmar. Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj all by respecting the unity and terri
and hit the islands of Antigua and
"It was in Myanmar that Netaji for Indians abroad, Modi said: torial integrity of Myanmar.
Barbuda and also left hundreds of
Subhas Chandra Bose made the "She is sensitive to the concerns The Prime Minister, however, did
thousands of customers in Puerto
clarion call of 'Give me blood of every Indian in any part of not mention anything about alleged
Rico without power.
and I will give you freedom', to the world and is always ready to human rights violations against the
Eleven tropical storms have formed
which many people responded," help." Rohingyas, tens of thousands of who
so far in 2017, six of which converted
Modi said while addressing a The Prime Minister said that have fled to neighboring Bangladesh,
into hurricanes.
gathering of the Indian diaspora all Myanmar citizens wishing to with many thousands spilling over to
Irma is threatening US mainland
at the Thuwunna Stadium here travel to India will get gratis India.
within 2 weeks of Hurricane Harvey
on the second day of his three visas. He also announced that In a show of solidarity with
devastating Houston area. IANS
day visit to Myanmar. 40 Myanmarese fishermen Myanmar, India refused Thursday to
He said that he had the good lodged in Indian jails would be be a part of a declaration adopted at
Rahul to address community an international conference in Nusa
fortune to meet some of the sol released.
It was in Myanmar that in New York on Sept 20 Dua as it carried inappropriate ref
diers of the INA in Myanmar Talking about his govern
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Continued from page 1 erence to violence in Rakhine state
who are now in very advanced ment's development initiatives,
laid the foundation of Indian for American Progress, and on from where 125,000 Rohingyas have
stage of age. National Army (INA). he said that "we are not merely
September 11 he will give a lecture fled to Bangladesh.
"We (India and Myanmar) can reforming India but are trans
on India At 70: Reflections On The An Indian parliamentary delega
together do a survey for an INA IndiaMyanmar relations, he forming India".
Path Forward, sponsored by the tion, led by Speaker Lok Sabha
memorial here," he stated to said that a road project connect "We have pledged to build a
Institute of International Studies Sumitra Mahajan, dissociated itself
much applause from the gather ing Manipur in northeastern new India by the time independ
Berkeley Research on Contemporary from the Bali Declaration adopted at
ing. Stating that peopletopeo India with Myanmar has been ent India turns 75 in 2022," he
India Program and the Institute for the World Parliamentary Forum on
ple ties are the strength of approved. said.
South Asia Studies at the University Sustainable Development held in

China downplays Indian

of California. Indonesia.
This was in view of the fact that
Success for India as BRICS the declaration, which was to be

army chief's war remarks names Pak terror groups

Continued from page 1
Movement, Islamic Movement of
adopted at the conclusion of the
Forum, was not in line with the
agreed global principles of sustain
Beijing: China on Thursday neous words and whether his ing, taking over territory in a very
played down the Indian Army remarks represented the position gradual manner, testing our lim Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, able development, said a press
Chief's war remarks and won of the Indian government." its of the threshold is something LashkareTaiba(LeT), Jaishe release issued by the Lok Sabha
dered whether his comments rep Rawat's comments on Wednesday we have to be wary of and remain Mohammad(JeM), TTP (Tehreeki Secretariat.
resented the view of the Indian came a day after Prime Minister prepared for such situations, Taliban Pakistan) and Hizb utTahrir,"
government. Narendra Modi and Chinese which could gradually emerge said the Xiamen declaration. Indian youths in US
Reacting to Indian Army Chief President Xi Jinping had a for into conflict," Rawat had said in The mention of LeT and JeM is seen in peril as DACA ends
General Bipin Rawat's remarks wardlooking meeting on the New Delhi, referring to China. as a takeaway for India from this Continued from page 1
that India should be prepared for sidelines of the BRICS summit Geng recalled the oneonone summit as it has reflected a slight allowed them to obtain work per
a twofront war, Chinese Foreign where they agreed to maintain cordial meet between Modi and shift in China stance. mits, social security numbers, and in
Ministry spokesperson Geng peace and tranquility on the bor Xi to express surprise over After attending the BRICS summit, state college tuition in certain states.
Shuang said: "We don't know if he der. "As far as our northern Rawat's remarks. He said a sec Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited The step met with protests from the
was authorized to speak those adversary is concerned, flexing of tion of Indian media found Myanmar. With the issue of Rohingya Democratic party, immigrant support
words or if it was his sponta muscles has started. Salami slic Rawat's statement "shocking". Muslims stalking both the countries, groups and even Silicon Valley.

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Hollywood film on Indian American Bulsara appointed Magistrate

lawyers valiant legal battle Judge in New York Federal Court New York: The U.S. District Court for the
New York: Vanita Gupta, an Indian American
Eastern District of New York named Indian
lawyer who was President Barack Obamas
American Sanket Bulsara magistrate judge
chief civil rights enforcer, will be the central
last month.
figure in an upcoming Hollywood movie
With the appointment, Bulsara becomes
about the wrongful conviction of a group of
the first South Asian American named as a
mostly black men in 1999 and the valiant
judge within the Second Circuit, according
legal battle she led for their freedom.
to a Brooklyn Daily Eagle report.
Seth Gordon, director of the film version of
Bulsara has previously served as the act
Baywatch, will direct the movie that draws its
ing general counsel of the U.S. Securities
name from the small town where the case Sanket Bulsara
and Exchange Commission and deputy
took place, Tulia, in west Texas. Its based on Vanita Gupta fought against the wrongful (Image courtesy: aabany.org)
conviction of 39, mostly black men, in 1999 general counsel for Appellate Litigation,
the book, Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption of the Eastern District bench. Bulsara, a
for possessing and peddling cocaine. Adjudication and Enforcement within the
in a Small Texas Town. native of the Bronx, was raised in Queens,
(Image courtesy: blogs.law.nyu.edu) SEC, according to the report.
The film is based on the reallife story of N.Y., by his parents, who immigrated to the
We are thrilled to welcome Judge
the conviction in 1999 of 39 mostly African Rattonsey, whose Los Angelesbased compa
Bulsara into the Eastern District family, U.S. from India.
Americans for possessing and peddling ny is producing the film and who has been
Chief Judge Dora Irizarry said in the He earned a law degree from Harvard
cocaine, based on the highly tendentious and associated with projects in Bollywood. Tulia
report. Judge Bulsara was chosen by the Law School in 2002 and went on to clerk
suspect testimony of a white undercover is her story, and for me, it represents what
board of judges from among five highly for John G. Koeltl, U.S. district judge for the
police officer who presented only his word in America stands for the coming together of
qualified and stellar candidates recom Southern District of New York.
support of his allegations. minds and hearts for justice. Vanita turned
mended by the Magistrate Judge Merit He later became an associate in the liti
Im excited to bring this important and the case around; she won itI was simply fas
Selection Committee composed of mem gation department at Munger, Tolles &
poignant story to a wider audience, to call cinated by her will to do the impossible.
bers of the bar and citizens of the Eastern Olson LLP and then the manager of plan
attention to what happened in Tulia, and to There was no word on who will play Gupta,
District," Irizarry added. ning and data analysis at the New York
showcase the incredible and heroic work who had headed the civil rights division of
Judge Bulsara has outstanding creden City Department of Education, according to
Vanita Gupta did for its citizens, Gordon said the justice department in the Obama adminis
tials and experience, Irizarry went on in the publication. Bulsara additionally
while announcing the film, according to tration, and led investigations into the racial
the report. We have no doubt that he will worked at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale
Hollywood Reporter. Vanita Gupta is the lycharged killings of African Americans by
make significant contributions to the and Dorr LLP where he eventually rose to
daughter of an immigrant and a very inspir police officers.
administration of justice as is the tradition the rank of partner in 2012.
ing and strong woman, said Mubina (Source: hindustantimes.com)

Sanskrit changes society for better, scholar says

Special to has given us, observed Ray, who Samskruta Bharati USA is
The South Asian Times also spoke at other Samskrita based in San Jose, California.
Bharati USAsponsored camps Except a handful of fulltime
Piscataway, New Jersey: Sanjeev during his visit. employees, the 32yearold
Ray, a Sanskrit teacher at Citing a verse in the Bhagavad organization is run by volun
Banaras Hindu University, has Gita, the pundit pointed out, God teers. It has presence in 25 states
urged IndianAmericans and oth says make an effort first, then I with 39 centers.
ers to learn the language and will take care of the rest. Rajesh Racha, national secre
propagate it to ensure a positive Another key speaker tary, and Bhoga Pappu, national
change in their thought process. Padmakumar, who has been con coordinator for public relations
Because it (the Sanskrit lan nected with Samskruta Bharati said that when the first New
guage) is a gyan guru (teacher of USA full time for about three Jersey annual camp was
knowledge), it will become vish decades, said the organization launched in 2001, some 60 peo
wa guru, Ray, the chief guest, has published 400 books for the ple attended the camp against
told a convention organized dur language promotion. He also nearly 300 in the justconcluded
ing the Labor Day weekend here. delivered his lecture in Sanskrit. one.
He said, Through a language Rajeev Bhaskaran introducing the guests on the podiumNatesa He urged the participants and According to them, the
like Sanskrit, ones thinking
Janakiraman, Sanjeev Ray & Padmakumar (Photo courtesy Samskrita Bharati) other lovers of the language to University of Pennsylvania and
changes for the better. And that organized by Samskruta Bharati pointed out. Ancient India the donate happily to Samaja Nidhi, other institutions teach the lan
changes society and the nation in USA, a branch of the nonprofit home of Sanskrit and its culture a fund of the organization, in guage. The organization initially
which speakers of that language body based in New Delhi. had to encounter some 1,000 accordance with their financial stresses the spoken language,
live. Sanskrit is the treasure trove of occupations and all the invaders ability. which it believes, could lead to
Ray spoke in Sanskrit at the the puranas, the Vedas, the from Alexander to the British At Samskruta Bharati camps, learn and study the shastras and
threeday convention as the chief Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the were forced to retreat, he noted. the first step one has to take is to scriptures.
guest at the inaugural and con BhagavadGita and several other Since those days we have make an attempt to speak the For additional information on
cluding sessions of the event, sacred books. When we speak treated women with respect; that language. We want to touch the the organization and its activi
attended by 280 people. The the language, we feel as if we live has happened because of our hearts of the people through our ties, please visit samskritab
convention, named Jahnavi, was in a divine world, the scholar heritage that the great language language and culture, he said. haratiusa.org
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Hindi Sangam Foundation delegation meets Venkaiah Naidu

New York: A delegation of Hindi teachers and scholars at the con Vishakhapatnam from January 6
Sangam Foundation led by its ference," he said adding that a to 8, 2017 at the premises of
President Ashok Ojha met Vice number of Hindi scholars from GITAM University, Rishikonda,
President of India Venkaiah Naidu different parts of India will pres Vishakhapatnam. The conference
at the residence of the Vice ent their research papers at the was attended by hundreds of
President on September 2, to conference. Hindi scholars and enthusiasts
apprise him with the activities of The International Hindi from various Universities in India,
the Foundation in India and USA. Conference is cosponsored by USA, Mauritius and other parts of
Foundation General Secretary Indian Council for Cultural the world. The conference unani
Yaseen Ansari introduced the Relations, Ministry of External mously resolved that Hindi
members of the delegation to the Affairs, Government of India. Centers be launched for promo
Vice President which included Ojha explained that Hindi tion of Hindi teaching in various
ofce bearers Laxmi Kumar and Sangam Foundation has been parts of the world.
Mrs. Hema Ashok Ojha. After the organizing International Hindi Hindi Sangam Foundation
formal introduction Foundation Conferences in USA since 2014 in expressed its commitment man
president Ashok Ojha presented collaboration with the Consulate aging such a center in New
an overview of the activities General of India in New York. Jersey, USA. Ojha said that the
undertaken by the foundation in Padma Bhushan Dr. Lakshmi foundation planned to organize
India and USA. Ojha sought the Hindi Sangam Foundation President Ashok Ojha (extreme right) met Vice Prasad Yarlagaddda, Chairperson nationwide conferences in India
blessings of the Vice President for President of India Venkaiah Naidu (third from left) on September 2 to of the foundation, guided the with the guidance of the Vice
the success of the forthcoming apprise him of the Foundation activities in India and USA organization to work for promo President Naidu.
International Hindi Conference The conference aims at engag dards. The key note speaker of tion of Hindi in the regions of The Vice President attentively
scheduled to be held on ing Hindi teachers, research the conference is Professor India where Hindi is not spoken listened to the overview and
September 15th at Shri Guru Teg scholars and emerging teachers Gabriela Nik Ilieva, Hindi profes as a primary language. To meet expressed his support for the
Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi of Hindi in uplifting teaching sor at New York University, who that goal the Fourth International cause of Hindi and initiatives by
University, Delhi. techniques to international stan will conduct a workshop for Hindi Hindi Conference was held in Hindi Sangam Foundation.

IACFNJ to hold grand Hindu Swayamsevak Sanghs Make

Navratri Garba celebration your own Ganesha an instant hit
in South Brunswick By Aravind Modini

Charlotte,NC: Hindu Swayamsevak

New Jersey: IndoAmerican
Sanghs (HSS) Make Your Own
Cultural Foundation of Central
Ganesh Murti(Idol) program organ
Jersey IACFNJ will hold its
ized on the occasion of the Ganesh
Grand Navratri Garba celebra
Chathurti festival in Charlotte, NC
tion in South Brunswick on
was an instant hit with the partici
September 23, 29 and 30,
pants. The program was organized
2017, from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30
by HSSs Charlotte chapter and was
a.m. at South Brunswick High
held in two sessions on Aug 20th
School, 750 Ridge Road in
(Sunday) and both the sessions saw
Monmouth Junction, New
enthusiastic Hindu families partici
pating with their kids and enjoyed
IACFNJ will hold this years The event saw enthusiastic participation
making an ecofriendly Ganesh
Garba in a state of the art gym
murti from scratch. Slokas, Stories etc. and help the making the idol had the markings
nasium at their bigger venue in Once again Mahesh Mehtas
talented artists from The program started with the tra Hindu children be proud and con to make the idol making process
South Brunswick High School in
Entertainment Unlimited will ditional Deep Prajwalan and recital dent about their Hindu identity. simple. Led by HSS volunteer
a highly secured environment.
rock the stage of Ganesh vandana (Vakra Thunda The Ganesha Pancharatnam a Manju Dogre who guided the kids
South Brunswick and surround
sloka) led by the very young volun song in praise of Lord Ganesha by and parents with step by step
ing areas are culturally diverse artists from Bollywood and local
teers (under 7 years) of HSS and Balagokulam kids entertained the instructions made this activity easy
neighborhood where South singers and musicians of
participants were introduced to a families present there and gave a and fun. HSS volunteers were
Asians are highly populated in Entertainment Unlimited will
presentation on HSS and its activi glimpse of how well the kids get available to guide if someone had
surrounding towns of North rock the stage with famous old
t ies across USA by Shri Sag ar exposed Hindu culture when they any difculty at any step.
Brunswick, Franklin Park, and new live singing of tradi
(Volunteer). The presentation edu attend the HSS activity on a regular Within a span of one hour each
Princeton, Monroe, East tional garbas, dandiya, famous
cated the parents present there basis. family had a beautiful Ganesh idol
Brunswick, Robbinsville and sanedo and bhangaras with live
about how HSS with its 150 chap The highlight of the program was in front of them that was made by
East and West Windsor. More entertainment for more than
ters across USA is trying to keep the workshop on how to make the their own hands using ecofriendly
than 2000 people are expected ve hours on all three days.
the next generation Hindu children Ganesh idol. The organizers have clay and other ingredients. The
to attend each day to celebrate Participants from all age groups
connected to their roots through planned this workshop meticulous idols were decorated with colors
the religious and cultural festi from all generations will take to
its wee kly g atherings called ly. Detailed instructions as to how and everyone performed puja
val. the dance oor with energy and
Balagokulams/Shakas wherein the to make the idol were handed over (prayer) and of fered prasad
Once again, famous group of variety of dance styles and cos
entire family can participate in dif to each family at the time of regis (sweets/fruits as of fering) to the
Mahesh Mehta and his talented tumes during the Garba.
ferent activities like Yoga, Games, tration. The clay that is used for idols.
TheSouthAsianTimes.info NATIONAL COMMUNITY September 9-15, 2017 7

5 IndianAmericans make it to US 2017 Politico 50 List

Washington, DC: Five Indian induce cognitive dissonance. She ments, and signaled a willingness
Americans, including four is focused on human rights, to greenlight policy ideas she
women, have gured in the 2017 sounding off on everything from helped shepherd in Indiana," the
Politico 50 list for their note Venezuela to South Sudan, but report said.
worthy contributions in the US dismisses suggestions that Aparna Mathur, an economist
politics. Trump who seems indifferent at the American Enterprise
Led by US Ambassador to the to the topic doesn't care," the Institute, is ranked 32 for making
UN Nikki Haley, the list also com magazine said in its report. the conservative case for family
prises Seema Verma who heads a Haley, 45, is followed by Verma leave. Neal Katyal, partner at
top health care position in the at 26th spot as Administrator, Hogan Lovells is ranked 40 for
Trump administration, lawyer center for Medicare and being President Donald Trump's
Neal Katyal, economist Aparna Medicaid Services. travel ban's legal nemesis.
Mathur and lawyer Neomi Rao. She has been described as Neomi Rao, director ofce of
Describing Haley as "Trump's Medicaid rollback engineer. Information and regulatory
foreign policy good cop", the "Now Verma leads a 6,500per affairs has been described as
magazine said that the former son federal bureaucracy that Washington's new regulatory
South Carolina governor had oversees not just Obamacare but czar. She has been ranked at
quickly emerged as the security Medicare for seniors and 42nd position. The list is topped
blanket that Republicans and Medicaid for the poor. She has by Steve Bannon, the former
Nikki Haley Seema Verma
even some Democrats can cling promised more exibility for White House Chief Strategist and
(Image : indiatimes.com) (Image : usnews.com
to when trying to grasp where states to experiment with new concludes with Paul Ryan, the
the Trump administration stands number 22. "Haley's commit White House and a traditional Medicaid approaches that would Speaker of the US House of
on global affairs. She is ranked at ment to both her boss in the foreign policy can sometimes let them skirt federal require Representatives. (PTI)

AALDEF denounces Satya Nadella criticizes

ending DACA program; Calls Trump's stance to end DACA
for Legislative solution San Francisco: Soon after it was
reported that US President
Donald Trump may roll back
Washington, DC: The Asian American my clients. Thanks to DACA, these
the Deferred Action for
Legal Defense and Education Fund young people have been able to pur
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) pro
(AALDEF) has denounced the ending of sue higher education, nd meaningful
gram, Microsoft CEO Satya
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals employment, help their families, and
Nadella and Chief Legal Ofcer
(DACA) protection for the roughly otherwise more fully contribute to our
Brad Smith have criticized the
800,000 young immigrants who were society.
presidential stance.
brought to the U.S. as children. In a memorandum, the Department
The DACA program was
Margaret Fung, AALDEF Executive of Homeland Security announced that
established by former US
Director, said: After several days of it will reject all new requests led after
President Barack Obama to
anxiety, DACA beneciaries and their Sept. 5, 2017 but will continue to
shield hundreds of thousands
allies are struck by the cruelty of this process pending renewal or initial
of undocumented youths from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (Image : mspoweruser.com)
action. Despite President Trumps requests, as well as the renewal
deportation. The criticism was
promise to treat DACA recipients with requests of DACA recipients whose
followed by two separate state that this repeal would also personal story." "As I shared at
great heart, his administration has current benets will be expiring on
ments by Nadella and Smith. have signicant economic con the White House in June, I am
decided to pursue a heartless and bla March 5, 2018.
"We are deeply concerned by sequences and it could cost the a product of two uniquely
tant attack on the young immigrants During this period, AALDEF will
news reports about changes to American economy $460.3 bil American attributes: the inge
and their families who contribute to advise existing DACA clients about
DACA that are under considera lion in GDP and $24.6 billion in nuity of American technology
and strengthen our country every other immigration options and assist
tion. These changes would not Social Security and Medicare reaching me where I was grow
day. eligible individuals with renewing
only negatively impact thou tax contributions over the ing up, fueling my dreams, and
As an Asian American civil rights their deferred action and work author
sands of hardworking people course of a decade. the enlightened immigration
organization, AALDEF has been pro ization.
across the United States, but He also said that the end to policy that allowed me to pur
viding direct legal representation to As the DACA program is being
will be a step backwards for the program would also result sue my dreams," Nadella wrote.
Asian undocumented youth and has wound down over the next six months,
our entire nation," Smith said in the country losing talent. He added that there was no
trained pro bono attorneys to take on AALDEF is calling on Congress to
in a blog post on Thursday. Microsoft itself has hired 27 question that the priority must
DACA cases. Annie Wang, a staff attor move forward legislation that will pro
"Ending DACA will drastically DACA beneciaries. be to create more jobs and
ney in AALDEF's Immigrant Access to tect undocumented youth. A longterm
disrupt the lives of these indi Soon after Smith's post, opportunity for every
Justice program, said: As a formerly legislative x for DACA recipients and
viduals who willingly came for Nadella continued in a separate American citizen. "On top of
undocumented person who has the approximately 11 million undocu
ward to register with the feder post that the announcement this, smart immigration can
worked closely with individuals to mented immigrants living in the
al government. They could lose takes him to two things "the help our economic growth and
determine whether they were eligible United States would make communi
their jobs and risk deporta enduring principles and values global competitiveness,"
for DACA, Ive seen rsthand how this ties and our country safer and
tion," Smith added. The that have made the United Nadella posted.
program has transformed the lives of stronger it said in a press release.
Microsoft executive also said States what it is, and his own (IANS)
8 September 9-15, 2017 NATIONAL COMMUNITY TheSouthAsianTimes.info

$1.5 million campaign sees IndianAmericans in

Texas help thousands
change in perception of with food, medical aid
Sikh community Houston: IndianAmericans in
Texas, especially the youth, are
of SEWA International," said Vijay
Pallod, an active Houston
New York: Sikh campaigners who helping hundreds of people affect Community member.
ran a $1.5 million TV campaign ed by catastrophic oods caused Hurricane Harvey, one of the
have said that it helped in increas due to Hurricane Harvey by giving most destructive storms in US his
ing Americans' understanding of the food, shelter and medical assis tory, is a tropical cyclone that is
community even though the US is in tance. Though they themselves are causing unprecedented and cata
a period of rising communal ten affected, the IndianAmericans strophic ooding in southeastern
sions. have formed numerous volunteer Texas.
The National Sikh Campaign groups by using Facebook and SEWA International Houston
(NSC), which launched the "We Are WhatsApp to communicate details Chapter's President Gitesh Desai
Sikhs" campaign on Baisakhi Day in about the families affected in each has estimated that one in four
April, said that a survey conducted locality. IndianAmericans has been dis
in midJuly in Fresno, California, Temples, Gurdwaras, mosques placed in the catastrophe.
showed that 78 per cent of those and several restaurants have Dinesh Thakur, owner of India
who had seen the TV commercials opened their doors to provide Cafe has been helping many shel
said they know something about shelter to the victims. ters every day with fresh cooked
A survery said 78 per cent of respondents who had seen We Are Sikhs ad Indian restaurants have been meals and other supplies.
Sikhism, against only 40 per cent of
campaign said now they know something about Sikhism reaching out to people with free Other Indian organizations like
those had no exposure to the com
(Image courtesy: Twitter/We_are_Sikhs) food and providing water, medical Hindus of Greater Houston, India
munity. Overall now, "59 per cent of
Fresno residents a clear majority harassment. It started with the Iran whites, college graduates, all of supplies, toiletries, baby food and House, India Culture Center, the
say they know at least something crisis in 1979 and intensied after them shifted 20 to 25 points cleaning supplies. Indo American Charity
about Sikhs who live in America," the September 2001 terror attacks towards having a positive feelings, Approximately 150,000 Indian Foundation, Indo American
the survey said, adding "68 per cent and continued through the presi warm feelings towards the Sikh Americans and Indians live in the Chamber of Commerce of Greater
saw Sikhs as good neighbors and 64 dency of Barack Obama when six community" as a result of the cam greater Houston Area, according Houston and the Indo American
per cent saw Sikhs as generous and Sikhs were massacred inside a tem paign, Singh said. to IndoAmerican Chamber of Political Action Committee have
kind." ple in Wisconsin state in 2012. Geoff Garin, the president of Hart Commerce of greater Houston decided to coordinate the relief
Fresno has the highest concentra NSC cofounder Rajwant Singh, Research Associates, which conduct Executive Director, Jagdip efforts of the Indian community
tion of Sikhs in the US. told IANS: "We have seen an ed the poll, said: "This effort is a tes Ahluwalia, who is a longtime through SEWA International.
According to American stereo unprecedented polarization in tament to the Sikh community's Houstonian. "This time the power Rescue work has intensied in
types, people with beards and tur American politics and societal divi commitment to reaching out to peo of young and dynamic is really vis the US state of Texas as ofcials
bans are associated with terrorism sion and this story is positive." The ple of all faiths to help them recog ible as rst generation Indian have launched search operations
or involving in hostile against the survey showed that "we have nize that we all have shared values, American teenage kids are enthu to help people stuck in receding
US, and as a result Sikhs, who wear Democrats, Republicans, and that is a ray of hope that proves siastically registering for provid oodwaters in the aftermath of
these as religious symbols, have Independents, Evangelical that understanding can bring people ing Harvey relief at major shelters Hurricane Harvey that has claimed
been subjected to attacks and Christians, noncollege educated of all walks of life together." and food banks under the banner at least 47 lives. (PTI)

SKRMs 31st free cataract

camp in September
New York: September 2017 will Conference (held in February each ment, to remove the cataracts. All
mark the 31st Eye Cataract Camp year) and the Global Conference patients benet from follow up vis
organized by Sawan Kirpal Ruhani on Mysticism (held in September its and are prescribed eye drops
Mission (SKRM), Delhi as part of each year) organized by SKRM at for several weeks following the
the Global Conference on Sant Darshan Singh Ji Dham, operation, so they can receive
Mysticism (1320 September, Burari. More than ten thousand maximum benet from the sur
2017). Free eye cataract surgeries individuals have beneted from gery.
will be provided to patients who free cataract surgeries since the This voluntary service to the
are otherwise not able to afford launch of SKRMs eye camp in community has had a signicant
the expenses of such an operation. February 2002. impact to the vision and quality of
The experts will include eye sur Patients attending the eye camps patients lives. The United States
geons from the United States who are rst screened by a medical clinical team has worked in collab
volunteer their premier high quali team. Selected patients, based on oration with doctors at ICARE hos
ty technical skills and time to con medical eligibility, are then trans pital, one of Indias top eye hospi
duct the surgeries. The eye camps ported to ICARE hospital, Noida, tals. All services are rendered free
are conducted as part of both the where they undergo surgery with of charge, and in a spirit of seless
International Human Unity the help of stateoftheart equip service to humanity.
TheSouthAsianTimes.info NATIONAL COMMUNITY September 9-15, 2017 9

Indian origin Harvard

doctor to become
Novartis CEO
of its ailing Alcon eyecare business or its
stake in crosstown rival Roche Holding. The
former Heinz executive reshaped Novartis
through a series of complex transactions
worth more than $30 billion in 2015.
Last week, the company secured US regu
latory clearance for a $475,000break
through oncology therapy, a triumph for
both Jimenez and Narasimhan. Narasimhan, The incident took place at the Vermont Gurdwara in Los Angeles, also known as the
an American citizen of Indian origin, is the Hollywood Sikh Temple.
youngest among a group of new chieftains (Image courtesy: hindustantimes.com)
at global pharmaceutical companies.

Los Angeles Gurdwara

Prior to his current role, Narasimhan
served as head of development for Novartis
Pharmaceuticals. Before joining the compa
Vasant Narasimhan

vandalised with
ny in 2005, he worked at McKinsey. He
(Image courtesy: livemint.com) received his medical degree from Harvard
Washington, DC: Vasant Narasimhan, 41, Medical School in the US and obtained a
master's degree in public policy from

hate graffiti
chief medical of ficer and global head of
drug development at Novartis will take over Harvard's John F Kennedy School of
as the CEO of Europe's largest drugmaker Government. He holds a bachelor's degree
after the company announced the surprise in biological sciences from the University of
Chicago. Novartis's board conducted "a Washington,DC: A gurdwara in the US ments.
departure of CEO Joseph Jimenez after
thorough evaluation of internal and exter state of California has been vandalised Ray was particularly disturbed by one
eight years at the helm. Narsimhan, a
nal candidates" with help from an executive with hate messages scrawled on its walls, of three separate passages calling for the
Harvardtrained do ctor w ill succeed
search firm, chairman Joerg Reinhardt said. including one calling for 'nuking' Sikhs. "nuking" of Sikhs, according to Fox 11.
Jimenez from February 1, Novartis said on
Narasimhan's expertise in clinical develop The incident took place at the Vermont According to a Facebook post by Ray,
ment and medicine make him well suited to Gurdwara in Los Angeles, also known as the vandal flashed a razor at him as he
Jimenez, 57, who will retire at the end of
run Novartis, especially during the ongoing the Hollywood Sikh Temple. made his threat.
January, said his family is ready to return to
review of Alcon's operations, according to A witness confronted the vandal and Ray said the hateful message left on the
Silicon Valley after spending 10 years in
Vincent Meunier, an analyst at Morgan caught him on cell phone footage walk walls of the gurdwara counters every
Switzerland. Jimenez is handing over the
Stanley in London. ing away from the gurdwara's wall with thing the Sikh community stands for.
reins at a crucial juncture, with the drug
(Source: Bloomberg.com) out any explanation, NBC Los Angeles A member of the gurdwara hoped to
maker yet to make a decision on the future
reported. invite the vandal to a service so he could
"I said I was going to call the police on experience what the community believes

Second Indian student, him at which point he said he felt threat

ened," Karna Ray, the witness who filmed
the vandalism, said. "He said, 'I will slit
in. "I would love to invite the person in
the temple, make him, show him what he
is missing," Sarab Gil was quoted as say

rescued from lake in

your throat'." ing.
Hollywood police were investigating Nirinjan Singh Khalsa of California's
the hate messages written on the side of Sikh Council is in close contact with the
the gurdwara. Los Angeles Police Department about the

Texas, dies Ray, who is from New York, was visiting

a friend on Thursday when he saw the
man writing long incoherent messages
"This particular incident isn't a matter
of swastikas and 'go home, ragheads,'
Houston: A 25yearold Indian with a black maker on the pristine white which we get sometimes," Khalsa said.
student has died in Houston, wall of the gurdwara and started record "This seems to be a diatribe by some
days after she was rescued ing him with his cell phone. one who may or may not be mentally
along with another Indian man He then uploaded the video on imbalanced," he said.
from a swollen lake in the US Facebook and received thousands of com (PTI)
state of Texas where Hurricane
Harvey wreaked havoc.
Shalini Singh, a student pur
suing Masters degree in public
health from the Texas A&M
University, was rescued from
the Lake Bryan, where she
along with another Indian stu
dent Nikhil Bhatia, had gone
Shalini Singh
sw imming last Saturday.
(Image courtesy: asianage.com)
While Bhatia died in hospital
on August 30, Singh, who con the lake when a sudden current of water
tinued to be in a critical condition. pushed them deeper.
Her younger brother and maternal uncle, The friends accompanying them noticed
who flew in from New Delhi on August 30, that the duo were in distress and flagged
were with her at the time of death. Singh, down nearby police of ficers. Bryan Police
originally hailing from Delhi, came to the of ficers were able to rescue and provide
US only last month to pursue the two years cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the vic
Masters program after her degree in Dental tims until medics arrived, according to
Surgery from I T S Dental College in Greater Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson.
Noida. Consul General of India in Houston, Dr
According to their friends and some wit Anupam Ray had been monitoring her med
nesses, Singh and Bhatia were swimming in ical needs and situation closely. (PTI)
10 September 9-15, 2017 US AFFAIRS TheSouthAsianTimes.info

Trump ends DACA, Obama slams cruel decision'

Washington: Former president do what it did today.
Barack Obama has decried his suc "And now that the White House
cessor Donald Trump's decision to has shifted its responsibility for
end an amnesty for 800,000 peo these young people to the
ple brought to America illegally as Congress, it's up to members of
children, calling it "wrong," "self the Congress to protect these
defeating" and "cruel." young people and our future. I'm
"To target these young people is heartened by those who've sug
wrong, because they have done gested that they should. And I join
nothing wrong. It is selfdefeating my voice with the majority of
because they want to start new Americans who hope they step up
businesses, staff our labs, serve in and do it with a sense of moral
our military, and otherwise con urgency that matches the urgency
tribute to the country we love. And these young people feel," he
it is cruel," he said in a statement added.
Tuesday hours after US Attorney Obama claimed that during his
General Jeff Sessions announced tenure as the US president he had
that the Deferred Action for asked the Congress to send him
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has President Trump tweeted late such a bill but it could never be
been rescinded. Tuesday that he may revisit done.
What if our kid's science DACA if Congress cannot find People attend a rally Sept 5 in front of the White House in Washington The announcement by the
teacher, or our friendly neighbor a solution in 6 months. D.C. protesting against Trump's decision to end DACA. (Photos: IANS)
Trump administration, which was
turns out to be a Dreamer? Where work permits to immigrants who here through no fault of their own, Kicking them out won't lower the anticipated for the past few days,
are we supposed to send her? To a arrived in the country illegally as who pose no threat, who are not unemployment rate, or lighten was greeted with protests from
country she doesn't know or children, a move likely to impact taking away anything from the anyone's taxes, or raise anybody's across the country.
remember, with a language she 800,000 undocumented workers rest of us. wages," Obama said. India ranks 11th among coun
may not even speak?" Obama including more than 7,000 Indian "They are that pitcher on our He said it is precisely because tries of origin for DACA students,
questioned. Americans. kid's softball team, that first this action is contrary to the according to the US Citizenship
He said the move was not "Whatever concerns or com responder who helps out his com American spirit, and to common and Immigration Services statis
"required legally", while terming it plaints Americans may have about munity after a disaster, that cadet sense, that business leaders, faith tics available till March 31, 2017.
a "political decision". immigration in general, we should in ROTC who wants nothing more leaders, economists, and Hundreds of protesters gathered
Trump scrapped the Obamaera n't threaten the future of this than to wear the uniform of the Americans of all political stripes outside the White House demon
amnesty program that granted group of young people who are country that gave him a chance. called on the administration not to strating against Trump.

Elon Musk predicts AI Florida declares emergency

may trigger World War III ahead of hurricane Irma Washington: Florida Governor Rick Scott pared".
New York: Founder has declared a state of emergency in the The storm was moving westsouthwest at
and CEO of Tesla and state as a rapidly growing Category 5 hurri 13 mph with maximum sustained winds up
SpaceX Elon Musk cane named Irma was expected to make to 130 mph, according to the US Hurricane
predicted a Third landfall later this week, the media reported. Centre. The storm was centered about 490
World War due to an Hurricane Irma poses a severe threat to miles east of the Leeward Islands.
increase in "competi the entire State of Florida and requires that The announcement came after Puerto
tion for articial timely precautions are taken to protect the Rico's governor issued a state of emergency
intelligence (AI) communities, critical infrastructure, and earlier on Monday, Fox News reported.
superiority", the general welfare of this State," the executive Irma made landfall in the northwest
media reported. order by the governor on Monday night Caribbean on Tuesday.
"North Korea said. Emergency officials have warned that the
should be low on our The state of emergency was issued for all storm could dump up to 10 inches of rain,
list of concerns for of Florida's 67 counties, reports Fox News. unleash landslides and dangerous flash
civilizational existen Scott said that the state would "prepare floods and generate waves of up to 23 feet
tial risk... for the worst and hope for the best" as Irma as the storm draws closer.
Competition for AI is expected to make landfall on Friday. If Irma makes landfall as a Category 4 or
superiority at nation He urged "all Floridians to remain vigilant 5, it would be the first time in 102 years
al level most likely and stay alert to local weather and news that two such hurricanes have hit the US in
Tesla founder was responding to Vladimri Putin comment
cause of a Third and visit FLGetAPlan.com today to get pre the same year within a span of two weeks.
that "Artificial intelligence is the future not only
World War (in my
of Russia but of all of mankind."
opinion)," Musk said
in a series of tweets on Monday. oped by companies at gunpoint, if neces US to sell arms to Japan, South Korea
The billionaire's prediction was in sary," he tweeted. Washington: President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will permit the
response to a comment from Russian Musk speculated that an AI system sale of highly sophisticated military equipment to Japan and South Korea, two neigh
President Vladimir Putin who said: could choose to start a war "if it decides bors of North Korea threatened by its regime's latest nuclear trials.
"Articial intelligence is the future not that a preemptive strike is most probable "I am allowing Japan & South Korea to buy a substantially increased amount of highly
only of Russia but of all of mankind." path to victory". sophisticated military equipment from the United States," Trump tweeted, reported Efe
"Whoever becomes the leader in this The CEO has repeatedly issued warn news agency. According to the US law dealing with arms exports, the President must
sphere will become the ruler of the ings about the perils of AI, calling for new inform Congress 30 days before authorizing the sale of armaments worth $14 million
world." regulation to keep the public safe. or more, though exceptions have existed to facilitate the sale of arms to Japan. The
At the moment, the US, China and India In response, Facebook CEO Mark President's statement came after North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test Sunday
are the three countries leading the AI Zuckerberg termed Musk's prediction and the most powerful yet supposedly a hydrogen bomb which, according to
race, reports CNN. But Musk believes oth "pretty irresponsible", reports CNN. Pyongyang, it could mount on one of its intercontinental ballistic missiles. The growing
ers will try to catch up by any means pos Musk responded by calling intensity of arms trials by North Korea, which last Tuesday launched a missile that flew
sible. "Governments don't need to follow Zuckerberg's understanding of the issue over northern Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean, has been condemned by the
normal laws... They will obtain AI devel "limited". IANS international community and threatens to unleash an arms escalation in the region.
TheSouthAsianTimes.info US AFFAIRS September 9-15, 2017 11

GOP shocked by TrumpDems Fake Russian

accounts bought
deal on debt limit ads during US
Mitch McConnell
and Paul Ryan were
blindsided by the
election: Facebook
Presidents secret San Francisco: An internal investigation at Facebook
deal with has revealed that fake Russian accounts bought
Democratic leaders nearly $100,000 of political ads during the 2016 US
Chuck Schumer election campaign.
and Nancy Pelosi
The ads and accounts appeared to focus on ampli
before an Oval
fying divisive social and political messages across
meeting the ideological spectrum touching on topics from
Wednesday. (Photo LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun
courtesy AP) rights, the social networking giant said on Thursday.
"There have been a lot of questions since the 2016
US election about Russian interference in the elec
Washington: Republican Party leaders think the deal will be very good," Trump missed all of their proposals, standing toral process," said Alex Stamos, Chief Security
were "she llsho cked" and "visibly told the media. firm by their threemonth extension Officer at Facebook, in a blog post.
annoyed" after President Donald Trump Several Republicans briefed on the plan, which they had publicly endorsed "In reviewing the ad buys, we have found approxi
and Democratic congressional leaders meeting said that Trump, who has been in a joint statement before the meeting. mately $100,000 in ad spending from June of 2015
announced a mutual agreement to raise absent a major legislative achievement T he US de bt currently stands at to May of 2017 associated with roughly 3,000 ads
the debt ceiling and fund the federal for his first seven months in office, was around $20 trillion. that was connected to about 470 inauthentic
government until December, the media "hungry" for a deal. T he ag reement reached between accounts and Pages in violation of our policies," he
reported. In Wednesday's session, Republican Trump and Democrats also includes an posted.
Trump's stunning ag reement to leaders, including House Speaker Paul assistance package for people af fected The Facebook analysis suggests these accounts
endorse a plan proposed by Senate Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch by Harvey, which has killed more than and Pages were affiliated with one another and like
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and McConnell, first pushed lifting the debt 60 people and displaced thousands in ly operated out of Russia.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi ceiling for 18 months. the states of Texas and Louisiana. "We don't allow inauthentic accounts on Facebook,
came during a Wednesday morning With no agreement at hand, they The House on Wednesday in a 4193 and as a result, we have since shut down the
meeting with leaders from both parties decreased the timeframe to a year, vote approved a federal aid package accounts and Pages we identified that were still
in the Oval Office, the first such meeting before finally proposing a sixmonth worth $7.9 billion for the victims of active," Stamos said.
of his presidency, reports CNN. extension. Harvey which now passes to the Senate IANS
"We essentially came to a deal and I Democratic leaders, however, dis for ratification.
12 September 9-15, 2017 INDIA TheSouthAsianTimes.info

Nation in shock as journalist

Gauri Lankesh laid to rest
Bengaluru: Senior Kannada journalist and
social activist Gauri Lankesh was laid to rest
with state honors here, a day after she was
shot dead by three unidentified assailants,
Will approach court if SIT
evoking widespread protests and condemna
tion across the country.
fails: Lankesh's family
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Bengaluru: The family of slain journalistactivist Gauri Lankesh said they would wait for the
said that a Special Investigation Team has Special Investigation Team (SIT) to find the culprits and would only approach the court if it
been formed to probe the killing. fails. "We will give all the cooperation the SIT needs," Lankesh's sibling Indrajit Lankesh told
"A SIT has been formed, headed by an reporters here at a press conference. "We will wait for the SIT to give us information and
InspectorGenerallevel of ficer, to investi clues on the killers."
g ate the journalist killing," the Chie f "The CCTV footage has found the image of the killer. The police can find some clues
Minister told the media here after meeting through her phone as well," he said.
top police of ficers at the state assembly "Our motive is not just to find the killers but to know who was behind the killing," said
Vidhan Soudha. Gauri's sister, Kavitha Lankesh.
The Congress leader said that if the family "Gauri's death should not be politicised," the siblings added.
members insist on a CBI investigation, the "She had no personal enmities, only ideological adversaries," Indrajit said. "She was con
state could think about it. "I have an open demning rightwing extremists through her publication, which might be the reason for her
mind," he said. murder." "However, other intentions cannot be ruled out," Indrajit said.
CCTV footage from around the residence
has been recovered by police. ards. "You can kill a person but not their voices of ordinary citizens and silencing dis
The Union Home Ministry has sought a ideas," read one placard. A silent demonstra sent" was the slogan of "new India" under
detailed report from the Karnataka govern tion was also staged by journalist groups at the Modi government, the Bharatiya Janata
ment on the killing of the senior Kannada the Victoria Hospital grounds, where the Party (BJP) denied any links between BJP
Senior Kannada journalist and social autopsy was being conducted. and its allied organisations in Lankesh's
journalist. Media fraternity and activists activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by
gathered across the country in cities includ Journalists gathered at the Press Club in killing.
unidentified men at her residence in
Bengaluru were seen holding placards that A prominent Left thinker and a staunch
ing New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad among Bengaluru on September 5. (File : IANS)
others condemning her murder. said "I am Gauri", implying that the attack critic of Hindutva politics, Lankesh was con
Lankesh was shot dead by three unidenti the house," Bengaluru Police Commissioner could have been possible on anyone of them. victed in November 2016 in a defamation
fied men who fired seven bullets at her as T. Suneel Kumar had told reporters here on Across the state, protests were witnessed case filed by BJP lawmaker Pralhad Joshi.
she returned home from her of fice in the Tuesday. in Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Dharwad and She was out on bail pending appeal.
city. Two bullets hit her in the chest and one Tributes poured in for the popular editor Koppal, among other regions, where citizens She was the daug hter of renowned
in the forehead. of Kannada tabloid "Gauri Lankesh Patrike" took to the streets. Kannada journalist P. Lankesh, who had
"She was shot dead from a close range at from across the country. The killing also gave way to political par started the publication "Lankesh Patrike".
her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (in the People had gathered at the Town Hall in ties in the country blaming one another for Her siblings Indrajit and Kavitha are both
suburbs) around 8 p.m. as she was entering Bengaluru for a silent protest, holding plac it. While the Congress said "muzzling the filmmakers in the Kannada film industry.

Doklam dispute has

gather at
Press Club
hurt IndiaChina
of India to
ties: Chinese FM
killing. Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister said, stressing that bilateral ties
(Photo: Wang Yi said that the Doklam dis should not be derailed and there
IANS) pute had "affected and under should be no confrontation.
mined" IndiaChina ties but the He said harmonious relations
consensus reached between their and winwin cooperation was "the
leaders on the sidelines of the natural choice right choice" for
BRICS summit was key to improv both countries.

'Killers want to spread fear

ing bilateral ties. The first top Chinese figure to
He recalled the "positive meet speak on the issue after the resolu
ing" between Chinese President Xi tion of the over twomonth mili
Jinping and Indian Prime Minister tary standoff between India and

among journalists' Narendra Modi on the sidelines of

BRICS summit in Xiamen this
China in the Sikkim sector, Wang
said: "We need to build strategic
mutual trust and the two sides
New Delhi: Prominent journalists want to spread fear in journalist presence of thousands of people,"
"For past few months for clear need to work to really look at each
gathered at the Press Club of India community that if you do this, one he said, adding that these mob
reasons, ChinaIndia relations other as cooperative partners
here condemned the murder of of you will be killed. It can be any members are not afraid of killing
were affected and undermined," rather than be driven by an old
senior Kannada journalist Gauri one," he said, noting 11 journalists anyone. "Do not speak, otherwise
Wang said in an obvious reference fashioned mindset and regard each
Lankesh in Bengaluru, and said have been killed in recent times. your condition will be like Gauri
to the standoff between the other as rivals or threats."
that by gunning her down, the Senior journalist Ravish Kumar Lankesh," he said.
armies of the two nations at "Both sides need to remain com
killers want to spread fear among said that the leaders of the country Protests erupted across the
Doklam. mitted to the five principles of
journalists. only believe in "Beti Bachao Beti country throughout the day as
"Going forward, the two sides peaceful coexistence and work
"The killing of Gauri Lankesh is a Padhao" (save daughter, educate journalists, act ivists, writers,
need to work together to follow up together to properly handle dis
serious attack on democracy," said daughter) as a slogan but not in thinkers, women's organisations
on the consensus reached by the putes and also work together to
veteran journalist H.K. Dua. implementing it. and others gathered across the
two leaders and make sure bilater maintain tranquility in border
"Apparently, they were afraid, "One mob has been created country, condemning her dastardly
al relations will stay on track," he areas."
and by killing Gauri Lankesh, they which can kill people alone or in killing.
TheSouthAsianTimes.info INDIA September 9-15, 2017 13

1993 MUMBAI BLASTS NIA raids senior

separatist leaders,
Death for two, Salem gets life aides in Valley
Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raid
Mumbai: A Special TADA Court has ed the house of senior separatist leader and Shia cleric
awarded the death penalty to two con Syed Agha Hassan in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam as
victs, life sentences to two others, well as the houses of other separatist leaders and their
including gangster Abu Salem, while aides in the Valley as part of the terror funding case
giving 10 years jail to one accused in probe. Simultaneous raids were carried out by teams of
the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. the antiterror agency on the houses of Ghulam Nabi
Special Judge G.A. Sanap pronounced Sumji, senior separatist leader of Syed Ali Shah
the death verdicts on convicts Geelani's Hurriyat group, Zameer Thakur, a close aide
Mohammed Taher Merchant and of Shabir Shah, and Showkat Bakshi, another senior
Feroze Khan for their role in the blasts, leader of the JKLF.
said Special Public Prosecutor Deepak Sources said the NIA sleuths assisted by the police
Salve. and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started raids
Besides Salem, the Special Court at 12 places in the Valley on Thursday and the raids
awarded life sentence to Karimullah are likely to continue for the whole day.
Khan and 10 years rigorous imprison On Wednesday, the agency had raided 24 places in
ment to the fifth convict, Riyaz the Kashmir Valley and in Delhi focusing mainly on
Siddiqui. traders, who allegedly have links with the terror fund
The Special Judge also slapped vary ing case presently under probe by the NIA.
ing amounts of fines on the convicts Three senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Shah
after finding them guilty on various Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik have
charges, including murder, conspiracy announced they would take out a protest march to the
to hatch the blasts, supplying arms and All the six accused including Abu Salem (in the photo) were earlier pronounced NIA headquarters in New Delhi and court arrest on
ammunit ion, and other serious "guilty, including Mustafa Dossa, who died on June 28. September 9. The agency had in July arrested seven
offences, Salve told mediapersons after separatist leaders and a prominent local businessman
the ruling. All the six accused were ear found guilty (on June 16) by the and injuring 700 others. in connection with the probe into the terror funding by
lier pronounced "guilty" by the Special Special Court. On a quiet afternoon of The prime targets included the Air Pakistanbased terrorist groups to stoke unrest in the
Court on June 16, including Mustafa March 12, 1993, the country's com India Building, Bombay Sto ck valley. President of Kashmir Bar Association Mian
Dossa, who died on June 28. mercial capital was shattered by a Exchange, Zaveri Bazar, then existing Qayoom was questioned by the NIA for nearly seven
The muchawaited verdict on the series of 13 blasts in quick succession five star hotels, Hotel SeaRock and hours on Wednesday. Lawyers in the valley have decid
quantum of sentencing came 24 years at various locations in the city and sub Hotel Juhu Centaur, and others leading ed to stay away from courts till Qayoom returned
after the March 12, 1993 serial blasts urbs, creating the worst unprecedented to damage to public and private prop from Delhi.
and nearly 80 days after they were mayhem in the country, killing 257 erties worth Rs 27 crore.

Illegal Rohingya migrants India must be prepared for

should go back, says India
New Delhi: As Prime Minister sarily targeting the Indian govern
twofront war: Army chief
Narendra Mo di flew into ment. New Delhi: India should be pre
Myanmar, the Indian and "India has absorbed maximum pared for a twofront war, Army
Assamese governments made it number of refugees in the world. Chief Bipin Rawat said, adding
clear that Rohingya Muslims who So no one should teach India les that the threat of conflict was real
have entered India to escape vio sons on how to deal w ith on both western and northern
lence in their country have to go re fugees." At least 123,000 borders, and deterrence in form of
back. Speaking on the sidelines of Rohingyas have crossed the border nuclear bombs or military power
a meet ing of the NorthEast into Bangladesh fleeing violence in may not actually stop it.
Democratic Alliance here, Minister Myanmar's Rakhine state, Joseph "To say that in the future there
of State for Home Kiren Rijiju Surjamoni Tripura, the UNHCR will be no war if you have deter
declared: "They (Rohingyas) are spokesperson in Bangladesh, said rence may not always be true.
illegal immigrants in India." on Tuesday. "Nuclear powers don't go to war
Rijiju said they would be deport T he latest exo dus beg an on and that nuclear weapons are
ed to Myanmar but no force will be August 25 after Rohingya insur weapons of deterrence.... But to
used. "We are not going to use gents attacked police posts in say that they can deter war, they
force to throw out anybody." He Rakhine, leading to a violent offen will not allow nations to go to war,
de fended his statement in sive by the Myanmar Army. Many in our context that may also not
Parliament where he had said the Rohingyas have also entered India, be true," Gen Rawat said at an Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat.
central government had directed which shares a long and porous event here.
state authorities to identify and border with Myanmar. Noting that in future, wars may northern border close to Sikkim, scope of reconciliation, because
deport illegal immigrants, includ T he Minister of State in the start before forces come into con we did see information, psycho the military, the polity, and the
ing Rohingyas. Prime Minister's Of fice, Jitendra tact, he cited the recent standoff logical, media and legal warfare people in that nation have been
"They are illegal migrants and as Singh, said the government was with China, where something sim being launched by the adversary. made to believe that there is an
per law they stand to be deported. very clear that Rohingyas should ilar was seen. It did not however lead to kinetic adversary, that is India, which is
So we have instructed all state gov go back. "The nature of warfare has been warfare. But this kind of warfare all out to break their nations into
ernments to constitute a task force "India's posit ion as far as changing, while we are accus w ill cont inue so we have to pieces, he said.
to identify Rohingyas and start the Rohingya settlements in India are tomed to kinetic, force on force remain prepared for everything," For China, Rawat said they have
process of deporting them. concerned is very clear they being applied, there can be blur he said. "started salami slicing, taking over
"We are not going to throw them have to go back. That also applies ring of lines in the future context. About Pakistan, Rawat said that territory in a very gradual man
in the middle of the ocean or shoot equally to Rohingyas who have set Wars may commence through propaganda was being used to ner, testing our limits of thresh
them. Why are we being accused tled in different parts of the coun non contact warfare even before make its people believe that India old... it is something we have to be
of being very inhuman?" he asked, try including Jammu and Kashmir. nations begin to understand that is an adversary. wary about and remain prepared
adding that international human There is no ambiguity about it," he there is war. "If you look at recent "As far as our western adversary for situations which could gradu
rights organisations were unneces said. situation that happened at our is concerned, we don't see any ally emerge into conflict.
14 September 9-15, 2017 OP-ED TheSouthAsianTimes.info
l By Amulya Ganguli

t will take time for the econo
mists to figure out whether the
fall in the growth rate to 5.7
Demonetization may have
hurt more than it helped
per cent is the result of the dis
ruption caused by demonetization
and the Goods and Services Tax
(GST), but most of the common
people will see a connection
between the two steps and a slow such notes that has been turned the hoarders of black money and
ing down of the economy. in is a mere 0.0007 per cent of nudging the country towards the
For most of them, the GST the total. greater use of plastic cards could
seems right like the uniform If the government's intention in have been achieved by far more
civil code in another field of wiping out 86 per cent of the cur carefully devised ways by experts
national life notwithstanding the rency in circulation in one fell which would not have caused the
teething troubles but the jury is swoop was the result of the fail kind of turmoil set off by the sud
out on whether demonetization ure to keep Narendra Modi's elec den sweeping of the economy by
was necessary if only because 99 tioneve promise of depositing Rs the broom of demonetisation.
per cent of the banned currency 15 lakh in each bank account by The utility of this reckless inter
has been returned to the govern unearthing black money, it can vention is all the more doubtful
ment. only be described as a "monu since the Bharatiya Janata Party's
Even if this means that those mental misjudgement", as (BJP) claim that demonetisation
with unearned incomes have cho Manmohan Singh called demon paid it political dividends is not
sen to deposit their money in the etisation. foolproof. The worry for the gov
bank, the question will remain It is not surprising, therefore, ernment at present will be about
whether the huge disruption that the government has changed the fall in the growth rate as it
caused by demonetization was its line from the initial justifica will rob the country of its claim of
required to ferret out these hold tion of demonetisation as a means being the fastestgrowing econo
The worry for the government at present will be
ers of black money, especially of breaking the back of the so my and accentuate the phenome
about the fall in the growth rate.
when their numbers cannot be called parallel economy to that of non of jobless growth. If demon
too large since most of the dubi converting the country into a while standing in queues before more to their resilience than to etisation has put paid to such
ous earnings is not kept in cash cashless, digital economy. banks and how an unknown num the government's wisdom. But hopes in the near future
but invested in gold, jewelry and However, even if this second ber of small businesses suffered. what is undeniable is that they although the new Niti Aayog vice
real estate. objective is laudable, the unan According to one estimate, five have been put through a wringer, chairman, Rajiv Kumar, has called
The claim that counterfeit cur swered question remains whether million jobs were lost. as it were, when the ultimate gain a link between the falling growth
rency will be detected by demone the shock and awe of demonetisa The fact that the people in gen in terms of cleansing the system rate and demonetisation "spuri
tization has also been disproved tion were necessary considering eral and the banking system have has been negligible. It is obvious ous" the government will have
by the fact that the amount of that more than 100 people died got back to their feet is a tribute that the same ends of trapping only itself to blame.

essential precondition for the

l By Bawa Singh success of AEP. Though both the
countries share good relations

iven its rich mineral and close geostrategic ties, the
resources, historical and problem of the Rohingyas may
civilizational ties and turn into a bilateral irritant.
strategic location, sharing mar Therefore, the Rohingya refugee
itime and land borders, Myanmar case may be taken as a humani
holds a pivotal position in India's tarian crisis and efforts made by
Act East policy. However, both sides to find a solution.
Rohingya refugees from Modi's visit provides a platform
Myanmar have become a serious to resolve the issue.
security concern not only for Rohingya refugees had fled to
Myanmar, India and Bangladesh, different countries like
but for the entire region. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,
Rohingya refugees have serious Thailand, the Philippines,
security implications for Immigrant Bangladesh and India. According
Rohingya to reports, about 40,000
Southeast and South Asia given
their vulnerabilities, allowing Rohingyas are residing in India.
protest at
many to be picked up by terrorist Home Ministry officials have met
groups. According to the Human Mantar in to discuss the identification,
Rights Watch Report 2017, the New Delhi. arrest and deportation of "illegal"
ethnic cleansing campaign in (Photo: Rohingyas, under the Foreigners
Myanmar has been on since June IANS) Act. The government's decision
2012. It has become the most to send back the world's most
serious and widespread form of der into Bangladesh in the past persecuted community has been
violence against the Rohingyas.
Operations carried out by gov
India should take few days 30,000 of them in a
24hour period. Prime Minister
criticised by Indian human rights

humane view of
ernment security forces against Narendra Modi visited Myanmar Though the Rohingya issue is
Rohingyas led to grave breaches in 2014, soon after assuming an internal matter of Myanmar
of human rights, including mass office. During the visit, he sharp and has serious regional security
killings, thirddegree torture, ill
treatment, arbitrary arrests,
rapes and other sexual violence.
Rohingya refugees ened the focus on the Indo
Pacific region by enhancing and
covering more areas of regional
implications, it needs to be
looked at from the humanitarian
perspective as well. Although
Also, these people have been fac and multilateral engagements. India is not a signatory to the
ing restrictions like freedom of from many diseases as the gov Rohingyas have been displaced in The policy has been renamed the AHRD, having engaged with the
movement, marriage, education, ernment does not allow humani the various Rakhine state camps Act East Policy (AEP), raising its ASEAN at various levels, Modi
and employment. tarian agencies to provide them and to neighboring countries. A space and scope. may remind Myanmar of its com
Given their critical food insecu necessities like food and medi UN official was quoted as saying Myanmar is a link between mitment to AHRD and urge the
rity and malnutrition, the cines. Since the violence began in in Dhaka that at least 123,000 India and ASEAN. India's cordial leadership to find a reasonable
Rohingyas have been suffering 2012, approximately 120,000 Rohingyas have crossed the bor relations with Myanmar are an resolution of the issue.

The views expressed in Op Eds are not necessarily those of The South Asian Times.
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18 September 9-15, 2017 Beauty

Five ways to achieve

that bridal glow
Lipstick trends:
Ditch nude, shift to creamy shades
I t is imperative for brides-to-be to start
focusing on their skincare regimen long
before the big date starts looming, to look
for a few hours of socialising and also
protects the skin from sun damage.
Hence, a BB/CC cream is a must.
their prettiest. If you are one of them, it is Multi-tasking palette: This is one im-
recommended to start paying extra atten- portant item that every girl must have
tion to your skin more than six months in in her beauty bag. These tiny squares
advance, say experts. are multi-purpose and help solve a
Vidushi Aggarwal, Brand Head, Headstart number of skin issues. You simply
International in Delhi, lists five essentials cannot do without this one. Use these
that will help you achieve that spotless glow. as shadow, blush, highlighter or for
Cleanse the skin and get rid of sweat, contouring, and youre good to go.
oil, dirt and other pollutants that your Eyeliners: Gel, liquid or kohl (pencil)
skin naturally collects throughout the eyeliner, use these to adorn the eyes
day, before retiring to bed. Orange blos- and give the face a glam look in the
som and ginger cleanse the pores of snap of a finger. Depending on the skin
the skin and at the same time maintain type, one can include any of these to
the oil balance without making it dry the makeup kit. While gel eyeliners
An exfoliator gets rid of dead skin cells, need too much perfection, for those
helping restore a radiant complexion. who are always in a rush, recommend
It is essential for a complete exfoliation a kohl pencil which is handy and glides
to remove the signs of dullness swiftly with almost no damage.
Toner tones the skin post cleansing, Mascara: There is no better way to
helping sweep away impurities, leav- define eyes for a stunning look, than
ing pores clean and less noticeable enhancing eye lashes with mascara.
Creamy matte or satin finish provides a soft and smooth look
A moisturiser is an essential that Lipstick: Lipstick can totally change
while leaving the right amount of color and shine.
should not be skipped for any skin the way you look. One can instantly

type, especially at night to provide transform the day look to a night look n todays world, people are not only blend of orange in your red can get
nourishment to the skin with a change of lipstick. For that conscious about how they look but also you the perfect glamorous look for
To go a step further, add an equalising bold, crisp and utterly polished look, how their skin feels and lipsticks are an the season.
mud mask to your regime. It balances lipsticks in tones of red, wine, bronze important factor in making or breaking Annanya Sabarwal, Country Head of
the oil around the T-zone area on your are a must have in the makeup kit. your image. This makeup tool is not just cosmetic and personal care brand KIKO
face and controls the excess oil in that Also never overplay your cheeks. If about different shades or textures but also Milano India, shares some finest trends to
region whilst hydrating the rest of you want to make a statement, em- about ingredients, application and choos- wear your pout in 2017.
your face and helping combat dryness phasise your eyes or lips, but not both ing the right trends, say experts. Top glitter coat: A glitter top coat
in the other regions of your face. It is always recommended to add a Sargam Dhawan, Director of cosmetic adds a gorgeous shimmering sheen,
Datinderjeet Singh Tulla from the good primer as pre-make-up prep and personal care brand Paul Penders In- be it over a lipstick or applied straight
brand VLCC also shares tips on top for the skin which helps to even out dia in Delhi, doles out tips on some lipstick to bare lips. Applying a subtle hint of
five make-up essentials that can the skin and minimize pores helping trends that are making waves this season. glitter over your lips can make your
quick fix your makeup glitches: the foundation to glide smoothly and The herbal route: Using vegan and lips pop just how you want them to.
BB or CC cream: One doesnt need to stay for longer organic lipstick not only protects the Apply your favorite lip color and then
carry a foundation and a SPF sepa- A hydrating mist that helps to re- lips from harsh chemicals but also a little amount of transparent gloss.
rately, when a BB cream solves the store the moisture of the skin and preserves the natural texture and Then add the glitter -- this way, it will
purpose of both. It gives a light cover- keep the make-up fresh is a must for colour of the lips. Applying lipsticks be fixed in all your lip.
age, like a foundation, that is perfect such weather with less chemicals reduces chances The unconventional bold shades: Un-
of lip discoloration. conventional bold shades like blue,
A would-be-bride Shift from matte to creamy: Creamy purple and grey can be a game chang-
Photo courtesy: should start paying matte or satin finish provide a soft and er for parties if worn with confidence.
HD Wallpapers extra attention to smooth look while leaving the right Rocking a bold hue draws attention to
her skin more than amount of color and shine. Creamy your lips and makes you stand out.
six months before
Matte texture is also known to stay on Nude mattes: Everyone is well ac-
the D-day, advise
the lips for longer hours and avoids quainted with nude shades, natural
the lipstick to get flaky on the lips. matte lipsticks are perfect for day
Ditch the nudes: Get over with the nudes wear and also go with smokey eyes
already. A pale pink, a peachy coral or for evening wear. Use natural matte
a vibrant fuchsia would be the perfect shades, a tone lighter or darker to give
pick for the Indian skin this festive the perfect definition to your lips.
season. Applying natural pink lipsticks Lip gradation: The latest lip trend of
is perfect for the desk to dine look. 2017 surely includes the gradation of
The blend of orange: As we know, red the lips. A little more pop of color in
never goes out of style. However, this the middle of your lips making their
season its raining orange. A subtle way out lighter towards the edges.

A glitter top coat adds a gorgeous Unconventional bold shades like blue,
shimmering sheen, be it over a lipstick purple and grey can be a game chang-
or applied straight to bare lips. er for parties if worn with confidence.
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Monuments Day in J Y Pillay appointed

Indian Ambassador's Interim President
of Singapore
house in The Hague Singapore: Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay,
The Hague: T he Indian an Indianorigin veteran civil ser
Ambassadors residence here, a 103 vant, has been appointed as
yearold heritage monument, will be Singapore's acting president until
open to public on September 9 on a new head of state is sworn in
'Monuments Day' when visitors can later this month.
take part in yoga sessions, Pillay, 83, took over from Tony
Bollywood dance and 'henna' appli Tan Keng Yam who completed a
cation. Villa Meyland or India sixyear term. Chairman of the
House in Wassenaar in the Council of Presidential Advisers
Netherlands has been the of ficial (CPA), Pillay w ill act as the
residence of Ambassadors of India President of Singapore until after
since 1953. Constructed in 1914, it polling day on September 23 or
has been designated a State after nominat ion day on
Monument and is included in the September 13, if a candidate is
Dutch register of Monuments and Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay
elected unopposed.
Cultural Heritage since 2002. (Image courtesy: ndtv.com)
The Indian Ambassador's residence When the office of the President
The architecture of the Villa is (Image courtesy: India in Netherlands/FB page) of Singapore is vacant, the first in an overseas visit. He acted as pres
inspired by the English country line to exercise its powers is the ident in May, when Tan made state
house style. An arched bridge over office in June. Bollywood dance, 'henna' and dress CPA chairman, followed by the visits to Europe. Pillay has served
the Zijlwatering, a gatekeeper's An Indian Embassy press release up in traditional Indian attire. Speaker of Parliament, The Straits for more than 60 such "stints" the
house, chauf feur's house, a tennis said that on September 9, visitors Visitors can also enjoy a perform Times said. longest of which was 16 days in
court, a miniature house meant to will have the opportunity to learn ance of tabla by wellknown Dutch This is the first time that the April and May of 2007, when then
be used as a kennel and a geometri about the history and architecture artist Heiko Dijker, south Indian of fice has fallen vacant since the President SR Nathan visited Africa.
cally streamlined garden structured of the Villa, explore the estate and classical music, Baithak Gaana, a elected presidency was introduced Three candidates of Malay ori
in three levels form a part of this see photos of how the building musical performance popular in 1991, according to the report. gins are expected to stand for elec
beautiful 7.2 acres estate. looked in its early days. among the Suriname Hindustani Pillay is no stranger to exercising tion for the president's post is
Villa Meyland's incumbent Venu They will also be able to enjoy community, an exhibit of Indian the powers of the president. He reserved this time for a minority
Rajamony is the 25th Ambassador varied facets of the Indian culture weaves and sampling of Indian food has been the acting president group representation at the high
to the Netherlands. He assumed and participate in yoga sessions, delicacies. (IANS) every time the president goes on est office of the land. (PTI)

Gandhi exhibition, Carnatic music Inquest into UK road

mark Festival of India in Brazil crash that killed
Brasilia: An exhibition on the life of Mahatma
Gandhi and an enthralling performance of
the soulful performance of Indian Carnatic
music by Anuroop Sugathan on the violin, 8 Indians suspended
Carnatic music by renowned Indian musicians Govindarajan and Palakal who were the vocal
London: An inquest into the deaths of the collision, as well as those who were
marked the opening of the 10day Festival of ists and Viswanathan on the Mridangam.
eight Indians killed last month in one of injured and remain in hospital. Our
India in Brasilia that was attended by senior In an evening marked by patriotic fervour
the UK's worst road accidents has been thoughts remain with everyone involved
Brazilian government officials, ambassadors, and invocation of the divine, the Brazilian
suspended pending police investigation, at this time," he said. Those who died in
media, culture lovers and friends of India. audience were treated to renditions of Vande
just hours after it was opened. the collision have been formally named
The event, on August 31, was held at the Mataram and devot ional and classical
The inquest by Coroner Tom Osborne as Karthikeyan Pugalur
University of Brasilia (UnB). Carnatic numbers, reaching the crescendo
at the Crownhill Crematorium site on Ramasubramanian,33, and his wife,
The Festival of India is being organised in with a rendition of the Indian National
Dansteed Way in Milton Keynes, south Lavanyalakshmi Seetharaman,32, who
Brasilia, So Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by the Anthem.
ern England, formally identified the vic were from the Alwarthirunagar area of
Indian Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of The group of musicians are to perform in
tims as Indians based in the UK and Chennai; Panneerselvam Annamalai, 63,
India in Brazil to celebrate the completion of So Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
some of their friends and members of from the Nagar area of Chennai;
70 years of India's independence, an Indian The final leg of the festival would celebrate
their families who were in the UK as Subramaniyan Arachelvan, 58, and his
Embassy press release said. Indian literature with renowned Indian poets
tourists. Chief Inspector Henry Parsons, wife Tamilmani Arachelvan, 50, from the
T he exhibition on the life of Mahatma Siva Reddy Kolli, Shauq Mohammed Shafi
from the force's Joint Operations Unit for Saket area of Delhi; Vivek Baskaran, 26,
Gandhi was inaugurated by Ambassador of Lone and Monalisa Jena sharing gems of
Roads Policing, said his team is conduct from the Avaiyambalpuram area of
India in Brazil Sunil Lal. The bilingual exhibi Indian literature in Telugu, Kashmiri and Odia
ing a "substantial" police investigation Mayiladuthurai; Rishi Rajeev Kumar, 27,
tion in English and Portuguese familiarized languages, with their translations, to intro
into the crash after which the inquest from Kerala and [British Indian] Cyriac
the Brazilian visitors with fascinating aspects duce the Brazilian audience to the fascinating
into the deaths can be closed. Joseph, 52, who lived in Nottingham, a
of the Mahatma's life and his decisive role in world of Indian poetry, in all the three
"We are continuing to support and Thames Valley Police statement said.
India's independence. This was followed by cities. (IANS)
update the families of those who died in (PTI)
20 September 9-15, 2017 SUBCONTINENT TheSouthAsianTimes.info

Success for India as BRICS names Pak terror groups

Xiamen (China): In a big win for
India's campaign against terrorism
emanating from Pakistan, BRICS
Modi, Xi agree
countries named Pakistanbased Doklam-like
LashkareTaiba (LeT) and Jaishe incident must
Mohammad (JeM) in their joint
declaration while calling for a
not recur

comprehensive approach to com ndia and China signaled
bat terrorism. they were ready to move
The 43page declaration of the on from their Doklam bor
9th BRICS Summit equated the LeT der row, with Indian Prime
and JeM which New Delhi has Minister Narendra Modi and
blamed for terror attacks in India Chinese President Xi Jinping
as well as TTP (TehreekiTaliban agreeing to avoid similar
Pakistan) with the Islamic State incidents in future.
and Al Qaeda and deplored their "Met President Xi Jinping.
acts. We held fruitful talks on
Last year, at the 8th BRICS bilateral relations between
BRICS countries named Lashkar and Jaish in their joint declaration. India and China," Modi tweet
Summit in Goa, China had report
edly opposed the inclusion of the Taliban Pakistan) and Hizb ut to designate Azhar as an interna for any act of terrorism. And it ed later after the over hour
Pakistanbacked terrorist outfits in Tahrir," said the Xiamen declara t ional terrorist, Preet i Saran, deplored all terror attacks world long meeting with Xi.
the declaration. tion. The mention of LeT and JeM Secretary (East) in the Ministry of wide, including in BRICS countries. On his part, Xi said
China has in the past shielded its is seen as a takeaway for India External Affairs, said: "The declara Without naming Pakistan, the "healthy and stable relations"
"allweather ally" Pakistan even from this summit as it has reflect tion has been endorsed by all the statement said: "We reaffirm that between China and India
after Islamabad was pilloried by ed a slight shift in China stance. BRICS leaders. So obviously it has those responsible for committing, were in line with the funda
India, the US and other countries JeM chief Masood Azhar has the approval and endorsement of organizing or supporting terrorist mental interests of their
for harboring terrorists. been blamed for deadly crossbor all the countries." acts must be held accountable. people.
"We express concern on the der terror attacks on Indian mili The summit was attended by "Recalling the primary leading "China is willing to work
security situation in the region and tary establishments. India has Prime Minister Narendra Modi and role and responsibility of states in with India on the basis of the
violence caused by the Taliban, moved the UN to declare him an Presidents Xi Jinping of China, preventing and countering terror Five Principles of Peaceful
ISIL/DAISH, Al Qaeda and its affili international terrorist but China Vladimir Putin of Russia, Michel ism, we stress the necessity to Coexistence to improve polit
ates including Eastern Turkistan has repeatedly put a hold on the Temer of Brazil and Jacob Zuma of develop international cooperation, ical mutual trust, promote
Islamic Movement, Islamic proposal. T he Le T was he ld South Africa. in accordance with the principles mutually beneficial coopera
Movement of Uzbe kistan, the responsible for the 2008 Mumbai The Xiamen declaration con of international law, including that tion and push SinoIndian
Haqqani network, Lashkare terror attack that killed 166 demned terrorism in all its forms of sovereign equality of states and ties along a right track," he
Taiba(Le T ), Jaishe Indians and foreigners. and manifestations, saying there noninterference in their internal told Modi.
Mohammad(JeM), TTP (Tehreeki Asked if it will help India's case can be no justification whatsoever affairs."

Musharraf to face India shares Myanmar's

trial in Bhutto concerns over Rohingyas
murder case Nay Pyi Taw: With the issue of
Rohingya Muslims stalking both
the countries, Prime Minister
Islamabad: Pakistan's Narendra Modi said India shared
former President Myanmar's concerns over the situa
Pervez Musharraf tion in Rakhine state and the loss of
denied any involve lives of security personnel and
ment in the murder of innocent people in the violence
former Prime Minister blamed on insurgents from the
Benazir Bhutto but minority community.
asserted that he will After talks with Myanmar's state
face trial in the case Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, Modi
after he returns to the hoped that whether in the peace
country process or resolving a "specific
"I have been framed problem", all the stakeholders can
in the Benazir Bhutto work together to find a solution
murder case by way of that will ensure peace, justice and
political victimization, dignity for all by respecting the
while I had nothing to PM Modi at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
unity and territorial integrity of
The former Pak president said there is no
do with her untimely Myanmar. the delegationlevel talks between ing that at least 123,000 Rohingyas
iota of evidence against him.
and tragic death," the The Prime Minister, however, did the two sides here. have crossed over in the past few
former President said in a state said. An antiterrorism court last not mention anything about alleged Suu Kyi is under mounting inter days.
ment that was cited by Xinhua week declared Musharraf as human rights violations against the nat ional pressure to stop the India also faces the problem of
news agency. fugitive when it delivered the Rohingyas, tens of thousands of alleged atro cit ies ag ainst the Rohingyas fleeing into the states
"The verdict of the Rawalpindi longawaited judgment in the who have fled to neig hboring Rohingyas, who are even denied cit bordering Myanmar. The govern
Anti Terrorism Court in the mur case. He said there is no iota of Bangladesh, with many thousands izenship in Myanmar. ment has said it would deport all
der case of Former Prime evidence against him, except a spilling over to India. T housands of Rohing yas are Rohingyas living in India illegally
Minister Benazir Bhutto is not heresy statement of American "We are partners in your con crossing over into Bangladesh but the Supreme Court has said
against me. My case has been lobby ist of Prime Minister cerns over the loss of lives of secu where they are sparingly given that it will hear on September 11 a
kept on the dormant file and I Benazir Bhutto, Mark Siegel, rity forces and innocent people due refugee status to escape from the plea seeking a direction to the cen
w ill certainly come back to whose testimony has been com to the extremist violence in Rakhine violence in Rakhine state. Media tral government not to deport
Pakistan and face the trial, when plete ly "demolished by my state," Modi said in a joint address reports quoted the UNHCR about 40,000 such refugees back to
I am medically fit," he further lawyers in cross examination". to the media with Suu Kyi following spokesperson in Bangladesh as say Myanmar.
TheSouthAsianTimes.info INTERNATIONAL September 9-15, 2017 21

Hysteria over N Korea may lead

to catastrophe: VLADIMIR PUTIN
Xiamen (China): The Russian pres
ident warned that ramping up mil
itary hysteria with North Korea Sanctions cannot
over its nuclear missile test could
lead to a global catastrophe and
instead advocated for renewed
deter us: N Korea
Pyongyang: North Korea insisted that it will maintain its nuclear pro
diplomatic ef forts, a move that gram even if additional sanctions from the international community
could hamper the US' petition for are imposed on the regime, media reports said.
tighter international sanctions. It also accused the US of being the main culprit for escalating tension
Vladimir Putin, speaking at a and nuclear threat, Efe news reported.
press conference follow ing a "The US is terribly mistaken if it thinks it can frighten or persuade
BRICS meet ing in Xiamen in Pyongyang by talking about 'all options' on the table and imposing the
China, struck a discord w ith toughest sanctions and pressure," the North Korean Foreign Ministry
Washington's approach to the said in a statement released by state news agency KCNA.
North Korea crisis when he criti Insisting on the futility of the new sanctions, Pyongyang said it will
cized the pursuit of further sanc respond "to the heinous sanctions and pressure of the US with our own
Putin has slammed US diplomatic policy.
tions as useless and denounced mode of counter of fensive" and Washington "shall be held totally
military threats against the regime detected up an 6.3magnitude that approach. "They would rather responsible for all catastrophic consequences to follow".
of Kim JongUn as dangerous, earthquake. eat g rass than g ive up their
reports Xinhua news agency. North Korean state media broad nuclear program," Putin said at erence to a famous slip of the nuclear program.
"Ramping up military hysteria in cast triumphant claims of success the meeting of BRICS representa tongue by former US President Hours after the test, US
such conditions is senseless, it's a soon after. tives, which gathers leaders from George W Bush. Nikki Haley, the President Donald Trump logged
dead end," Putin said. "It could Amid fears that the North five emerging global economies: US ambassador to the UN, on onto Twitter to denounce North
lead to a global, planetary catas Korean regime was planning a bal Brazil, Russia, India, China and Monday called on the Security Korea as an embarrassment to
trophe and a huge loss of human listic missile test similar to that South Africa. Council to impose the strongest China, which he claimed was "try
life. There is no other way to solve conducted on July 4, the US esca He told the audience that Russia possible sanctions on Pyongyang. ing to help (end the crisis) but
the North Korean nuclear issue, lated its rhetoric and called upon condemned North Korea's recent Meanwhile, the South Korean with little success".
apart from through peaceful dia the UN Security Council to com actions but opined that there was military has held drills as a show He later said he was considering
logue." pletely isolate the socalled hermit no other way to manage the situa of force. stopping all US trade with any
T he world was alerted to kingdom from the outside world, tion than through dialogue. North Korea claimed that its country that maintained commer
Pyongyang successfully carrying including the severance of its fuel Putin more directly criticized US nuclear warhead could be mount cial re lat ions w ith the North
out its largest ever nuclear missile trade channel with China. diplomatic policy when he said it ed onto an intercontinental ballis Korean regime. Russia and China
test in the mountains in northern China and Russia have both was drafted by people who con tic missile, which would signal both have trade links w ith
North Korea when observers since distanced themselves from fuse Australia with Austria, in ref considerable prog ress in its Pyongyang.

Cubans start search Syrian army breaks 3year

for successor to IS siege of military base
Raul Castro Cairo: The Syrian army managed
to break the threeyear siege by
Havana: Thousands of Cubans the Islamic State terror group of
gathered in neighborhood assem a governmentcontrolled military
blies to nominate candidates for base in eastern Syria, according
local and regional representa to official sources and activists.
tives, marking the first step Following combat with IS fight
toward the eventual election of a ers, the progovernment forces
successor to top leader Raul were able to breach the encir
Castro. clement and open corridors to
In this first stage, which will reach the base of the army's
run until September 30, two or 137th Brigade in the city of Deir
more candidates for "delegates" alZour, the Syrian Observatory
will be nominated in the more for Human Rights and the state
than 12,000 districts of the coun news agency SANA reported.
try based on their merits, pres Deir alZour city is located 450
tige and ability, Xinhua news km to the northeast of Damascus
Raul Castro took the helm on the banks of the Euphrates
agency reported.
of the country in 2008.
An assembly was held in each River.
of the country's 168 municipali 22. The process will conclude in SOHR, a Britainbased war
February when new members of
Syrian soldiers after their combat with IS fighters.
ties. During the next three weeks monitor, added that the advance
more than 45,000 neighborhood parliament will elect the nation's of troops loyal to the Syrian gov troops to break the siege. Deir alZour since early 2015,
meetings will take place to nomi top leader. The National ernment took place after they The of fensive against IS com the Syrian army maintained con
nate candidates for local repre Assembly is expected to pick the removed mines and explosive batants in the province of Deir trol of several neighborhoods in
sentatives. President and members of the devices from the area that sepa alZour, mostly controlled by the the northwest of the city and the
According to the Cuban Council of State in February rated them from the besieged extremists, began on two fronts military airport, located in the
Electoral Law, any citizen can be when Raul Castro is expected to barracks. and was launched from the southeast, in addition to the
nominated for a delegate. step down. According to SANA, the inhabi neighboring province of Homs, aforementioned barracks.
Elections for delegates to Raul Castro, 86, took the helm tants of the governmentcon w ith the support of Syrian The province of Deir alZour is
municipal and provincial assem of the country in 2008 from Fidel trolled neighborhoods of Deir al artillery and aviation, Efe news the last main bastion of IS mili
blies will take place on Octtober Castro. Zour celebrated the arrival of the reported. Despite the IS siege of tants in Syria.
22 September 9-15, 2017 BUSINESS TheSouthAsianTimes.info

'Demonetization to have high Action against

shortterm economic costs'
New Delhi: The demonetization tool used by
bank accounts of
the Indian government to drive out black
money could have longterm benefits but its
shortterm economic costs would outweigh
them, exReserve Bank of India governor
2 lakh firms
New Delhi: Stepping up action against they should take immediate steps to
Raghuram Rajan feels.
over two lakh companies which have put restrictions on bank accounts of
"I was asked by the government in February
not been carrying out any business such companies," it said.
2016 for my views on demonetization, which
for the last 12 years, the government A list of such companies has been
I gave orally. Although there might be long
said such firms have been 'struck off' published on the website of the
term benefits, I felt the likely shortterm eco
from the Register of Companies and Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The
nomic costs would outweigh them, and felt
action initiated to restrict their bank restoration, as and when it happens
there were potentially better alternatives to
accounts, an official statement said. shall be reflected by change in the sta
achieve the main goal," Rajan writes in his
"The names of 2,09,032 companies tus of the company from 'Struck off'
book "I do what I do" published by Harper
have been struck off from the to 'Active', it added.
Businss, an imprint of HarperCollins
Register of Companies under Section The 'Struck off' companies fall with
Publishers India. The book is to be launched
248 (5) of the Companies Act. The in the ambit of Section 248 of the
by Rajan in Chennai on Tuesday.
individuals will therefore not be able Companies Act, where the firms have
T he Indian government undertook the
to operate bank accounts of such failed to commence business within
demonetization drive on November 8, 2016
companies till such companies are one year of incorporation or have not
by banning high denomination Rs 1,000 and
legally restored by an order of the paid the subscription which they had
Rs 500 notes. Rajan's term as RBI governor
National Company Law Tribunal undertaken to pay within a period of
ended on September 4, 2016.
ExReserve Bank of India (NCLT)," said the Finance Ministry 180 days from the date of incorpora
He further wrote on demonetization: "I
governor Raghuram Rajan. statement. tion.
made these views known in no uncertain
The existing directors and author If a company is not carrying on any
terms. I was then asked to prepare a note, was inadequate."
ized signatories of such struck off business or operation for a period of
which the RBI put together and handed to the "At no point during my term was the RBI
companies will now become exdirec two immediately preceding financial
government. It outlined the potential costs asked to make a decision on demonetization,"
tors or exauthorized signatories. years and has not made any applica
and benefits of demonetization, as well as Rajan said in the introduction to the book.
"Since such 'struck off' companies tion for obtaining the status of a dor
alternatives that could achieve similar aims." Mentioning that his book was not a 'tellall',
have ceased to exist, action has been mant company, it would also fall
He said that "If the government, on weigh Rajan stated that many questions were posed
initiated to restrict the operation of under the ambit of Section 248.
ing the pros and cons, still decided to go to him since he left the post of RBI governor
bank accounts of such companies. In addition to such struck off com
ahead with demonetization, the note outlined but he had "resolutely refused to answer until
The Department of Financial Services panies, banks have also been advised
the preparation that would be needed, and my period of silence is over". He gave himself
has, through the Indian Banks to go in for enhanced diligence while
the time that preparation would take. The RBI one year. The book is an edited collection of
Association, advised all banks that dealing with companies in general.
flagged what would happen if preparation his speeches and articles.

Mumbai: In what could be the

DGCA may ground AI pilots,

biggest action of its kind, avia
tion regulator, the Directorate
General of Civil Aviation has
warned of grounding at least

crew for avoiding alcohol tests

130 pilots and over 430 crew
members of Air India for
allegedly avoiding the mandato
ry pre and postflight alcohol
tests, of ficial sources indicated each flight and cabin crew to be regular violations of the safety
here. carried on reaching India," the protocols, the DGCA had issued
Many of these crew and pilots spokesperson said, adding that an ultimatum to the Air India on
have been habitually evading this was interpreted by the AI as the issue before stepping into
the breathalyzer (BA) tests, a requirement to carry out post the enforce it, though the severi
according to data collated by the flight medical after completion ty of the proposed action is not
D GCA over the past eig ht of their flight which gets over at clear.
months on several international final destination and the airline As per indications, the ground
and domestic sectors. However, was working with DGCA to com ing action is likely to be taken in
an AI spokesperson said the air ply with its directives. According phases as it could severely ham
line was "in full compliance of to the DGCA's safety manual, all per the AI operations, and serve
all the DGCA norms". pilots and crew are required to as a warning to potent ial
"On this present issue, the undergo a mandatory breath violators.
DGCA CAR indicated that all analyser test confirming they
scheduled flights originating have not consumed any alcohol Many of crew and pilots have
from destinations outside India, at least 12 hours before a flight. been habitually evading the
postflight BA examinations of Apparently peeved over the breathalyzer (BA) tests.
TheSouthAsianTimes.info SPORTS September 9-15, 2017 23

Kohli stars as India

thrash Sri Lanka in T20 I
Colombo: Virat Kohli led from the Indians were on the threshold of ball brisk half century to post
front with some explosive batting victory, with 10 runs needed of f 170/7. Put in to bat after a rain
as India thrashed Sri Lanka by nine balls. delayed start, the hosts lost the
seven w ickets in the oneof f For Sri Lanka, veteran fast opening duo of skipper Upul
Twenty20 International at the R. bowler Lasith Malinga, Seekkuge T harang a (5) and Niroshan
Premadasa Stadium here. Prasanna and Isuru Udana took a Dickwella (17) within the first
Kohli plundered 82 runs off just wicket each. five overs to totter at 46/2.
54 deliveries, smashing seven Rohit and Rahul had put the visi India's T20 specialists
boundaries and a six as the visi tors off to a promising start. But Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit
tors chased down the 171run tar Rohit virtually threw away his Bumrah gave the visitors a
get with four balls and seven wicket with a poorly attempted perfect start to remove the
wickets to spare. slog of f Maling a, which saw opening duo.
Manish Pandey g ave Kohli Thisara Perera running in from Bhuvneshwar got rid of
excellent support from the other midon to latch onto the skier. T haranga with a perfect in
end. T he rig hthander from Rahul departed exactly three swinger as the ball crashed into
Karnataka brought up his maiden overs later thanks to a brilliant his middle stumps be fore
halfcentury in T20Is and diving catch by Dasun Shanaka at Bumrah, who was bludgeoned
remained unbeaten on 51 with cover of f Seekkuge Prasanna's for three boundaries in his first
four boundaries and a six stud bowling. But that was the last bit over, came back to castle
ding his 36ball innings. of celebration that the Lankans Dickwella in the fifth over of the
The duo put together 119 runs will manage for a long time as innings.
between them of f 77 deliveries Kohli and Pandey came together Coming in at No.3, Munaweera
after the early departure of Indian to ensure a comfortable victory (53 from 29 balls, 5*4, 4*6)
openers Rohit Sharma and Lokesh for India. Pandey hit the winning saved the hosts from the blushes
Rahul. runs in style, hitt ing T hisara with a fighting half century that
By the time Kohli fell to young Perera for a boundary to the mid came of f 26 balls before all
pacer Isuru Udana caught by of f fence which also brought up rounder Ashan Priyanjan's
Dasun Shanaka while trying to his halfcentury. Earlier, Sri Lanka unbeaten runaball 40 helped
Virat Kohli smashed 82 runs.
clear the midwicket fence the rode on Dilshan Munaweera's 29 them to a healthy total.

England to host Rio Olympics was my

India in 2018 biggest life lesson: Sindhu
London: England will host India Ageas Bowl and T he Oval.
for five Tests, three Oneday Speaking about the India series, l By Nivedita paid a Teacher's Day tribute to
Internationals (ODI) and as many ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom him through a digital film that
T20 Internationals, starting July Harrison said: "A fiveTest series New Delhi: Indian badminton she has copro duced w ith
3 next year, the England and against India is at the heart of star P.V. Sindhu, the story of sports drink brand Gatorade.
Wales Cricket Board (ECB) next summer's international pro whose performance will find its T he dig ital film t itled
announced. Virat Kohli's men will gramme." "This is always a much way to the silver screen with a #IHATEMYTEACHER ce le
start their tour with a T20I on anticipated contest which attracts biopic, says the 2016 Rio brates those who keep pushing
July 3 at Old Trafford, which will a huge following across the globe Olympics was her biggest life you.
host the first of three T20Is. The for the fiveday game. lesson, following which she "They push you so much that,
other two will be played at "Test match cricket has a explored her capabilities fur because of them, you achieve
Cardiff and Bristol. strong, consistent and passionate ther with the help of her coach so much. He has always been
Following the T20I series, the following across England and Pullela Gopichand. behind me, showing his anger
ODI series begins on July 12 with Wales and the seven summer "It was my first time at the and taking responsibilities. It is
India set to play the three match Tests, starting with the Pakistan Olympics and I really had no because of them (teachers and
es at Trent Bridge, Lord's and matches, are sure to attract good idea what the atmosphere coaches) that we get so much of
Headingley. crowds. India's last tour of would be like. I didn't really success," Sindhu said.
T he Test series begins on England was in 2014 where they know how it was going to be "Badminton is the real me,
August 1 at Edgbaston. T he lost the fivematch Test series 13 and what it will be, but my and whatever I am today is
remaining four Tests will be despite winning the second Test coach has always believed in because of badminton. It's not
played at Lord's, Trent Bridge, at Lord's. me and told me that 'You can that I don't have a personal life
do that'. or anything, but badminton is
"The kind of hard work he my passion and I don't regret it.
Star India wins global media rights for IPL put in and the sacrifices he Badminton star P.V. Sindhu. If you want to achieve anything
made pushed me to work hard in life, you have to believe in
Mumbai: Star India bagged the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights in the badminton event at the
er. That made me think 'I can do yourself. It is very important,"
for TV and digital broadcast worth Rs 16,347.50 crore with a single con Olympics. Saina Nehwal had won
anything' and that is one of life she said.
solidated bid worldwide during the auctions here. Star India edged out bronze at the 2012 London
lessons that I learnt," Sindhu told The badminton star also has an
Sony to acquire the rights from 2018 to 2022. Initially, 24 companies Olympics. Sindhu, 22, says her
IANS in a telephonic interview. interesting point to make in
picked up rights papers to contest for the several rights up for grabs in coach urged her to believe in
Sindhu made India proud at the terms of India's growth in sports.
the auction organised by the BCCI. Several bigwigs of the ilk of Facebook, herself and that has helped her
Rio Olympics, where she "India is growing in terms of
Amazon, Twitter, Yahoo, Reliance Jio, STAR India, Sony Pictures, play the game well.
thrashed Japan's Nozomi sports and there will be many
Discovery, Sky, British Telecom and ESPN Digital Media purchased the Just last month, she brought
Okuhara in the women's singles sports coming up in years ahead.
bid rights papers. The BCCI will now earn nearly double that amount in back a silver medal from
badminton semifinal, becoming Junior players are doing well,"
half the duration (five years) with earnings of Rs 3,270 crore from IPL Glasgow's Badminton World
the first Indian woman to win a said Sindhu, who is also excited
media rights per year. The amount the BCCI will earn from an IPL match Championships. Honoring
silver medal at the quadrennial about a Bollywood biopic on her
would be around Rs 55 crore compared to Rs 43 crore for each interna Gopichand's unwavering support
event. life. It is being produced by Sonu
tional match that India play. to her over the years, Sindhu has
That was also India's first silver Sood.
24 September 9-15, 2017 HEALTH TheSouthAsianTimes.info

Being a house husband Diabetes, heart

may be bad for your health disease linked by
London: Are you tired of the daily
routine and planning to take up
the role of a "kept man", someone
who is financially supported by
same genes: Study
New York: Researchers have Professor at the University of
his spouse? Beware, according to
identified gene variants that Pennsylvania.
a study, men who are not main
boost the risk of developing "From a drug development
earners in relationships could suf
Type 2 diabetes and coronary perspect ive, it would make
fer stress conditions.
heart disease the leading sense to focus on those path
The findings showed that being
cause of global morbidity and ways that are most strongly
a kept man may be dangerous for
mortality, a finding that points linked to both diseases." Seven
the health and can increase the
to potential targets for common of these gene variants, as
risk of suf fering heart problems,
drugs. expected, appeared to increase
chronic lung disease and stomach
While the study confirmed risk for both Type 2 diabetes
most of the known diabetes and coronary heart disease risk.
This happens because their mas
"risk loci" sites on the genome T he eighth, a variant of the
culinity is damaged, the (Image courtesy: 101india.com) where small DNA variations gene for the cholesteroltrans
researchers said.
have been linked to altered, port protein ApoE, turned out
"Men who were raised to be the also seek to regain their manli making activities," she noted. usually higher diabetes risk to be associated with higher
main breadwinner may feel they ness through smoking, drinking For the study, published in the the researchers also uncovered diabetes risk but lower coro
are falling short, and may be and eating unhealthily. Journal of Ageing and Heath, the 16 new risk factors. nary heart disease risk.
made to feel inadequate by their "Men who do not uphold the team studied nearly 1,100 mar The researchers also identi On the whole, the genetic link
peers, family members, and even male breadwinner role may feel ried couples over three decades, fied eight specific gene variants between the diseases appears
their spouse and children," like a professional failure, or may finding health problems in men that are strong ly linked to to work in one direction so that
Deborah Carr, Professor at Boston feel that they are failing their fam whose w ife became the main altered risk for both diseases. risk genes for Type 2 diabetes
University in the US, was quoted ilies by not providing for them breadwinner early or late in the "Identifying these gene vari are much more like ly to be
as saying to the Daily Mail. economically," Carr said. marriage. ants linked to both Type 2 dia associated with higher coro
"These processes of stigmatiza "Men who hold particularly Previous research has found betes and coronary heart dis nary heart disease risk than the
tion can take a toll on a man's rigid gender role expectations that while women who are the ease risk in principle opens up other way around, the
sense of masculinity, self, and may also be troubled by their main breadwinners may try hard opportunities to lower the risk researchers explained in the
competence," Carr added. wives' career success and earning er to keep their marriage on track, of both outcomes with a single paper published in the journal
The study showed that when capacity, especially if the husband their husbands are more likely to drug," said cosenior author Nature Genetics.
such men are toppled from the believes his wife's work activities abuse them or cut back on their Danish Saleheen, Assistant (IANS)
position of breadwinner, they may are taking away from her home contribution to housework. (IANS)

Fight depression Waning navigational skills may

by eating right predict onset of Alzheimer's
New Delhi: Food packed London: Decline in older adults'
w ith vitamins, rich in navigational skills could predict
antioxidants, nuts and the onset of neurodegenerative
green tea are some of the diseases such as Alzheimer's, a
eatables that can he lp study has found.
you fight depression, sug According to researchers, the
gest experts. changes in how people map their
Sunita Chowdhury, chief surroundings and construct and
dietician at BLK Super follow directions as they age
Specialty Hospital, and have been neglected in studies
Tanu Arora, Head of the are thought to be good mood ele on the brain condition compared
department at Clinical Nutrition vators as they contain omega3 to effects on memory and learn
and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare, fatty acid. Researchers have ing. At present, Alzheimer's dis
have shared inputs: shown that walnuts support ease is diagnosed based on an
l Antioxidant rich foods are proper brain function and reduce individual's medical history,
packed with vitamins, minerals depression. All nuts are rich in genetic risk factors and perform
and fibre and not only help the phytochemical such as resvera ance on tests that measure mem
(Image courtesy: inews.co.uk)
immune system fight diseases trol and also vitamin E which ory, language and reasoning
but also minimize cell damage keep one healthy. impairments. Center for Neurodegenerative function can be used to predict
and aging. T hese are all red, l Try green tea as it has However, navigational impair Diseases in Germany. whether Alzheimer's or any other
orange, yellow and green vegeta antioxidant properties and also ments are among the earliest "T his is where navig at ion neurodegenerative disease will
bles and fruits. Minimum of 750 has an overall calming effect on signs of the Alzheimer's progres based diagnostics could con develop later on," Wolbers said.
100 gm is the recommended the nervous system and so helps sion and can help in early diag tribute by reducing that win People should use their naviga
allowance per day. hold off stress and depression. nosis as well as treatment. dow," Wolbers added in the tional skills instead of relying on
Such food includes berries, Avoid indulging in alcohol, caf "It can take up to 10 years paper published in the journal such things as incar and hand
oranges, bell peppers, broccoli, feine, processed and high fat after the onset of Alzheimer's for Neuron. held GPS technology.
pumpkin, watermelon, pome foods, carbonated beverages, someone to show abnormal Navigational testing is held "T here is growing evidence
granate and green leafy vegeta soda and too many sweets. results on the standard cognitive back because of lack of standard that if you rely too much on that
bles like spinach, cucumber, l Having good sources of tests that are available today and tests for navigational tasks and technology, it can have a detri
tomato and beetroot. It is better omega 3, vitamin, Selenium, tryp that's 10 years that you've lost population norms with which to mental ef fect on your naviga
to eat these fruits and vegetables tophan, Beta carotene in the diet for treating it should an effective evaluate results. tional ability and in the long
than to juice them, to get maxi helps the body to build a strong therapy come along down the "We need longitudinal human term may even be a risk to devel
mum benefit out of them. immune system which fights road," said Thomas Wolbers, a data to be able to definitively say op patholog ical condit ions,"
l All nuts, especially walnut, depression. neuroscientist at the German whether a change in navigational Wolbers suggested. (IANS)
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26 September 9-15, 2017 LIFESTYLE TheSouthAsianTimes.info

How to wear diamonds Dating sites can't predict

without looking flashy romantic attraction: Study
New York: Dat ing we bsites pants rated their interactions,
New Delhi: The biggest problem which claim to match people indicating level of interest in
that women face is how to wear with complex computer analysis and sexual attraction to each
diamonds without being of their traits and preferences person they met.
too flashy. It is important may not really work, suggests Joel and her colleagues used a
to know how much is too new research. machinelearning algorithm to
much, and going for one The study published in the test whether it was possible to
accessory at a time to look journal Psychological Science predict unique romantic desire
elegant, say experts. found that a machinelearning based on participants' question
Saurabh and Rahul algorithm just simply could not naire responses and before the
Maheshwari, the owners of te ll what makes two people individuals met.
Vishal Jewe ls, and Vinay click. The answer was 'no'.
Gupta, who is the owner of "Attraction for a particular They found it was possible to
Shri Hari Diagems, tell us how person may be dif ficult or predict the overall tendency for
to do it. impossible to predict before two someone to like and to be liked
l Without even giving it a people have actually met," said by others but not which two
second thought, women can lead author of the study particular people were a match.
wear diamond rings in day to Samantha Joe l, Professor at "We found we cannot antici
day life and look elegant. University of Utah in the US. pate how much individuals will
l When diamonds are worn "A relationship is more than uniquely desire each other in a
to take away
in day to day life they need to be worn subtly so as not the sum of its parts. There is a speeddating context with any
ed to nishq)
e, diamonds ne e too distracting. (Photo : Ta
be subtle, which doesn't take In everyday lif and becom shared experience that happens meaningful level of accuracy,"
away your limelight and become your limelight when you meet someone that Joel said.
too distracting. wear. way you don't want to. Perhaps can't be predicted beforehand," It would be great if people
l When you're not sure if l For day to day wear, noisy the most common jewelry faux Joel said. were able to circumvent the has
you're wearing too much jewelry, bracelets are not a good option, pas is wearing too much jewelry. T he researchers used data sle and heartache of the dating
go with the fewest pieces possi rather one can opt for a delicate A stack of bangles worn with from two samples of speed process by entering information
ble. A general rule of thumb is looking diamond studded layers of bead and chain neck daters, who filled out question into a computer and having it
that it is okay to wear a watch or bracelet. laces and large dangly earrings naires about more than 100 produce the perfect soul mate,
bracelet, a ring, and a pair of ear l Wearing too much jewelry and several rings is just too much traits and preferences and then Joel said.
rings. Anything more than that is at once or wearing all the wrong of a good thing. met in a series of fourminute "We tried to do it and we
probably too much for day to day kind can make you stand out in a dates. Afterward, the partici couldn't do it," Joel said.

Men showing greater

interest in their appearance
New Delhi: Men are showing are a lot of great influences
g reater interest in their right now, said Ghura.
appearance and retailers have The USP of his brand is to
also shifted their attention express yourself the best to
towards menswear, says the world at the work place
Sanjay Ghura, who recently and let everyone know what
came up with a new menswear moo d youre in, whether
label TZAR. happy, trendy or confident.
One can find a huge gap Talking about the evolution
between the trends and of menswear, he said that the
growth of menswear due to last five years or so have been
increasing competition in the some of the most revolution
retail apparel market. T he ary for mens fashion. Since
gaps are due to a dif ferent the late 2000s, global conver
lifestyle and the shifts that are sat ions revolving around
taking place on a regular basis. mens interest in clothing
But thanks to the accessibility have mounted in popularity,
of fast fashion rates who are leading industry professionals
driving mens interest in the to address a fledgling but
adopt ion of such trends, highly influential market that
Ghura said. had been long overshadowed
Men are showing greater or straight up ignored in pre
interest in their appearance vious years, he said.
and retailers have also shifted The dont care attitude
their attent ion towards men have to fashion is becom
menswear. Wider cultural and Clothing has become ing a thing of the past.
lifestyle trends surrounding more formfitting and Menswear has come a long
heightened male interest in casual nowadays. way and we still continue to
fashion and personal style (Photo : Pinterest) explore the foundations of
have led to an increased will personal style for menswear.
ingness amongst men to spend on their And there has been a huge shift in
appearance. Within the fashion market, menswear. Formals have been adopted by
there has been a gradual growth in interest mainstream designers and subverted by
in male fashion, he added. subcultures. Clothing has become more
I personally think it is a super exciting formfitting and casual nowadays. Looking
time. Guys are really well bred, wellversed, at this scenario, ours is a formal approach,
have an interest in fashion. I think there he added. IANS
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Harvey in Texas reminded us that hurricane season

is here this year with a vengeance

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5 Simple ways to naturally Six ways to bring warmth into your home this fall
relieve bloating W
ith the shorter days and cooler nights of
fall can come the urge to hibernate. But
first prepare yourself and your home for
loating is not only uncomfortable, bring awareness to how your body han

the season with these cozy and warm accents that
but it can be particularly incon dles certain ingredients. A holistic
will make time spent indoors cozier.
venient when you want to look minded, general medical practitioner
1. Incorporate Metallic Dcor. While youre
and feel your best in the summer. can help you identify the food sources
breaking out the pumpkins, cornstalks and cornu
While symptoms can seem unpre that make your gut more likely to swell.
copias, take a different approach this season and
dictable, there are simple and natural Consider digestive enzymes. The
incorporate copper or brass accents. These metal
ways you can prevent and relieve both enzymes in your digestive system break
lic items will elevate dcor, and the orange and yel
bloating and gas. down food so it can nourish your body.
low tones will complement the changing leaves
Up your fiber. Youve probably Sadly, the number of enzymes in your
outside. Try picking out a unique candelabra or
heard that fiber is essential for your body decreases as you get older or
vase or small decorative pieces to style the room.
digestive system. What you may not more stressed out, which opens the get to incorporate little touches like books or a
2. Makeover the Fireplace. Fireplace season is
know is that certain types of fiber called door for gas, bloating and irregularity. plant on the nightstand to make them feel at home.
on the horizon, so start thinking about new ways to
prebiotics feed the bacteria in your gut. Consider taking an enzyme supplement 5. Update Window Coverings. Heavy drapes
make it the focal point of a room. Try painting it
Without enough of it, your microbial or eating more enzymerich foods such keep out drafts and make a room feel luxurious.
with a subtle whitewash for a look that will instant
diversity can be limited, negatively as raw fruits and veggies. Also, be sure Switch out summer sheers for curtains with a heav
ly revive brick and brighten the space. Before you
impacting your ability to break down to find some time to shake off daily ier weight, or layer drapes for an elegant look.
get started, prep the fireplace by scrubbing brick
and metabolize food. Examine your diet stress. 6. Dont Underestimate the Power of White
with a wire brush to remove any residue. Then,
and add whole foods rich in prebiotic Support your microbes. Gas and Paint. Vibrant doesnt always have to mean using
tape off any areas you dont want painted with a
fiber, or find a foodbased prebiotic bloating are inevitable if your gut bold colors. Make a space feel brand new again by
quality painters tape like FrogTape brand painters
supplement to ensure youre getting health isnt in great shape. repainting wood trim a crisp white color. It may
tape, to prevent paint bleed and achieve profes
enough each day. Unfortunately, many aspects of modern seem like a tedious task, but with a little effort, you
sionallooking results.
Eat mindfully. Overeating, as well as life can deplete the beneficial bacteria can completely transform a room. Start by filling in
3. Layer, Layer, Layer. Bare floors can make your
eating too quickly, causes air to get were meant to have and create a micro any imperfections, sanding and cleaning the sur
home feel chilly. Warm up a space by layering area
trapped in your digestive tract. Eat bial imbalance. The good news? Taking faces to be painted. Then, youll want to tape off
rugs on hardwood floors or to an already carpeted
mindfully and slowly. Itll help you feel an effective probiotic supplement is the wall next to the trim so your handiwork looks
area. Not only will this add color and texture to a
fuller faster and keep your abdomen in one of the most powerful steps you can like that of a professional. For this job youll want a
room, the extra cushioning will ensure feet avoid
check. take toward achieving a lifestyle free of quality product like FrogTape painters tape, treat
the cold, so you can keep your slippers tucked
Know yourself. Follow your gut and gas and bloating. Doing so can also sup ed with patented PaintBlock Technology, to help
understand what works and what does port overall wellness, giving you more ensure your work looks professional and allows
4. Update the Guest Bedroom. With the holidays
nt for your body. From gluten and energy, improving digestion, strength you to achieve the sharpest paint lines possible.
on the horizon, theres no better time to give your
dairy to nuts and fried foods, and way ening your immune system, and even When painting trim, opt for a semigloss paint to
guest bedroom a cozy update. Surprise overnight
too much sugar in just about everything optimizing your metabolism. make elements stand out. For different project
guests by painting the room a moody green or blue
made in a factory, its important to (Source: StatePoint) inspirations, visit FrogTape.com.
that is on trend and sets a relaxing tone. Dont for
28 September 9-15, 2017 HUMOR TheSouthAsianTimes.info

Funny Side by Nury Vittachi

Imaginary ailments make me ill

don't always Google my cold symptoms outbreak of koro.
but when I do I have the Black Death, This is a disease that appears in epidemic
pregnancy and a disease only horses form every decade or so. It goes like this. 1)
get. This is not actually that surprising. I've A guy imagines his genitals are smaller
had every disease known to man, except than he thought and privately tells a friend
hypochondria, and I'll probably get that that they've shrunk. 2) The friend starts to
from a toilet seat later today. worry which causes his genitals to shrink
But I will admit that some diseases are too. 3) Repeat x 1,000.
definitely all in the mind. There's a sign T here've been many koro epidemics
hanging from the ceiling at a hospital near (Singapore in 1967, Thailand in the 1970s,
where this columnist lives: "Beware of your Northeast India in the 1980s, West Africa
head." Wise advice. in the 1990s and 2000s) but except for a
Consider a letter I received from a reader small 2010 outbreak in south India, noth
in Thailand about a murder earlier this ing recently. I may start an outbreak
year. A man was found dead in Chiang Mai myself. Male readers: Do you feel your
with 15 bullets carefully fired into his bot boxer shorts are more roomy than they
tom. Investigators, puzzled by the mode of later, the couple remembered that a family Last I heard the couple were facing the used to be? Uhoh.
execution, eventually uncovered one of member had died of constipation 10 years terrifying prospect of many years in Thai The of ficial modern medical treatment
those bizarrebuttrue stories that you only earlier. OMG! jail, a thought I know will dramatically cure for koro is "education and reassurance", but
get in Asia. Clearly, the doctor was a serial killer the husband's constipation. Stand well I suspect the traditional Chinese remedy
A woman, 39, had been seeking a cure for whose modus operandi was to remotely back! works better: Healers bang a giant gong
the constipation suffered by her husband, shut down people's digestive systems! Constipation is just one of many ailments very loudly near the sufferer and tell him
40. As one would, they consulted a witch So the couple did what they felt they had with a mental element. I once told a col he's fine now.
doctor, who confirmed that a "Death By to do, according to police: They got a gun league that his bloodshot eyes were "a sign In fact, the big gong thing could pretty
Constipation" curse existed, but a spell to man to kill the witchdoctor by gunshots to of a twisted uterus" and he took it seriously, much cure anyone of anything, including
remove it could be had for the equivalent of the buttocks because if you think about it rubbing his abdomen and making an constipation. I may wheel one into my local
$2,900. scientifically that would surely break the appointment with his doctor. hospital and try it out for the sake of med
So far, so relatively normal (for Asia). But spell, right? Which reminds me: we are overdue for an ical science. Stand well back!

Laughter is the Best Medicine


New York Head Quarter

422S Broadway
NY 11801
By Mahendra Shah
Mahendra Shah is an architect by education, entrepreneur by profession,
artist and humorist, cartoonist and writer by hobby. He has been recording the
plight of the immigrant Indians for the past many years in his cartoons.
Hailing from Gujarat, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Chandigarh, India: +91-172- 256 2832, 257 2874

By Dr Prem Kumar Sharma Delhi, India: +91-11- 2644 9898, 2648 9899
psharma@premastrologer.com; www.premastrologer.com

ARIES: You will be successful in regaining LIBRA: Professional front will need 9th September, 2017 plans in the coming year. Fame and fortune
your professional touch. Believe it or not more devotion. Time to get involved Influenced by number 9 and the planet will be at your doorsteps provided you are
someone in the family is watching you into activities that would help in bring Mars. You are active, energetic, trustworthy, able to grab the right opportunities. New
closely and considers you a role model. Long ing contact with close relatives. Do not make systematic and quick in taking decisions. You relationships and attachments will develop
pending arrears and dues will nally be recov rash decisions, especially when negotiating have a good command over your work which bringing you good opportunities through out
ered. Extremely supportive & loving partner major nancial deals. Do things that would in return brings you rewards and apprecia the year. Gains from speculation is also quite
would help in withering away your troubles. To invest in your romantic relations. Try to keep tion, but you need to check your tendency to like ly. People looking for matrimonial
enjoy the richer grandeur of innite life, make it yourself busy because an empty brain is a devils behave vindictive and jealous at time. This alliances will find a suitable life partner.
more sublime by absence of worry, which is the workshop. If you want to travel start planning coming year is good for judicial and govt. Health will show improvement despite the
rst step in this direction. An interesting cruise your trip now. Dont spend too much on real favours. Long pending disputes will get sort hectic hours that you might put in of fice.
ship is next place for your vacation. Plan to estate. Dont depend on others assurances other ed out and important contacts will play Foreign transactions or foreign trips for
invest in cafeteria or a bakery shop; it might cre wise you will remain a loser. immense role in improving your financial some. June, August and February will be
ate new opportunities for you. Students will be SCORPIO: Use sharp thinking and ability standing. A sudden influence of a person eventful.
successful in realizing their dreams to formulate quick strategies to bring from the opposite sex will give a new and 13th September, 2017
TAURUS: Learn from past mistakes and positive results. Dont forget to spend interesting twist to your life. Later in the year Influenced by number 4 and the planet
keep longterm interest in mind at pro quality time in the company of family friends blessing from a saintly person will provide Uranus. You are active, practical, enthusiastic,
fessional front. Dont forget to spend you care. Finances will denitely get a boost. But comfort and peace of mind. Stay away from authoritative and energetic. You are intelli
some pleasant time with your children. Dig deep at the same time there will be rise in expenses strangers who behave extra friendly and gent and can do wonders in your profession
beneath the surface to nd out more about the too. Love life would blossom provided you pay excuse all those who approach you for tem with your ability and proficiency, but you
investment scheme that seems to be attracting heed to it. A friend might test your tolerance porary loans and financial assistance. Friends need to control your tendencies to behave
you. However consult experts before making any power. A fun lled holiday at an amusement w ill be he lpful but demanding. July, impatient, whimsical and stubborn at times.
commitment. Romance is just round the corner. and theme park with your family is there in this September and March will prove to be signifi New proposals and assignments for you this
Better to prepare yourself to grab it. You need to week. Your plan to own a house is ought to be in cant. year. Business will flourish and financial
take complete rest to regain energy, as a feeble the right way. Engaging yourself in some cre 10th September, 2017 gains will lift your confidence. Legal matters
body weakens the mind. You will have to go out ative work would give some respite from hectic Governed by number 1 and the Sun. You that have been haunting your mind will settle
of routine work to enjoy your vacation. Put lifestyle. are active, dynamic, authoritative, brilliant to your satisfaction. Promotions and incre
together a few ideas to help you in purchasing a SAGITTARIUS: Remain selfcondent & and a talented person. You always welcome ments are likely for some. Relationship with
lodge. `Dont adopt illegal means to achieve suc determined. This is the secret mantra of new ideas and thoughts, but you need to somebody close might get strained over triv
cess because it would only harm your interest. succeeding at work. If possible share check your tendency to behave extravagant ial issues. Romance and new alliances look
This is the mantra of saving yourself. the company of close relatives who understand and stubborn at times. The coming year likely for those unattached. Elders and chil
GEMINI: To achieve a desirable outcome at your feelings and needs. You will be presented brings you many opportunities to fulfill your dren in the family will demand a lot of your
work you must get the support of team with many new nancial schemes. However you dreams. A pleasure trip to an exotic destina attention. Health of your spouse may cause
members. You nd family members very must weigh them considering all pros & cons tion would be high on your agenda. Also dur concern and anxiety. Sportsmen and artists
supportive but highly demanding. Avoid over before making any commitment. Romantic ing this period you will establish new con can look forward to some fame towards the
spending in order to impress others. Beware as vibrations from someone unknown would lift tacts and fruitful partnerships. Long expect end of the year. July, November, February
someone might atter you with his/her wit & your spirits taking imaginations to scaling ed monetary benefits will accrue. Speculation and May will be significant.
charm to enjoy your company. You must realize heights. Dont waste invaluable energy on build and unexpected gains will make your finan 14th September, 2017
your true potentials to regain selfcondence. ing castles in the air. Breathtaking beautiful site cial position much better than expected. But Governed by number 5 and the planet
Planning a vacation, keep an eye on your expendi scenes are your lovers desire. You might apply despite all goodies, minor tensions and stress Mercury. You are practical, sharp, dignified,
ture before you travel. Dont shift from your rental for bank loan as to get back the possession of will always bother you especially concerning sensitive, original and dashing. You are
house, its not the right time to shift on your own your mortgaged property. You notice many of health of your parents and increase in house friendly and very helpful, but you need to
property. Trust to a limit in friendship and just if your personal dreams & ambitions being ful hold expenditure. Your spouse would be sup control your tendency to behave impatient
possible nd out the motive behind their help. lled this week. portive to your concerns and provide you and shorttempered at times.
CANCER: Responding positive ly & CAPRICORN : Selfcondence & disci with love and af fection, but children might A very promising and favourable period
quickly to new ideas in business will go pline will be required to bring positive take advantage of your generous behaviour starts this year. Investors who speculate in
in your favour. Parental guidance in results in competitive examinations. and cause some disappointment. August, the stock market will benefit financially.
your decision would immensely help. Monetary Parents are likely to be cooperative despite your December and April seem to be significant. Those involved in art and other creative pro
position is likely to improve on recovering of erratic behavior. Investment needs to be made 11th September, 2017 fession should expect recognition and mone
delayed payments. Romantic partner would try keeping longterm perspectives in mind. A Ruled by number 2 and the Moon. You are tary gains. Sudden help from some near one
innovative methods to catch your attention. sparkling laughter lled week when most things simple, honest, cooperative, love peace and or a friend will bring a major boost to your
Sound physical health will enable to participate proceed, as you desire. Your travel plans are harmony. You are full of new and innovative professional career. This is also a good time
in outdoor activities. Small picnic organized by smooth, but the toughest part is that your part ideas and simply a perfectionist in whatever to invest in property. Children will be sup
your company is good to change your mood. ner doesnt have time. Investing internationally work you decide to do, but you need to con portive and bring in some happy news later
Your possession for acquiring a plot might be means you have to follow their laws on real trol your tendency to be whimsical and jeal in the year. Pilgrimage or a long journey
achieved. A secret personal wish will be fullled. estate. It would be in your interest to keep a ous at times. Your coming year promises would be high on your cards. September,
LEO: Calculated risks at professional strict vigil on your opponents because they many new surprises and rewards for you. November, March and June will prove to be
front will be rewarded with success. might try to harm you. Your long desires are likely to be fulfilled this significant.
Investment in antiques & jewelry brings AQUARIUS: Selfcondence helps in year. New sources of income will improve 15th September, 2017
monetary gains and improvement in nancial making an impact at professional front your financial position and boost your confi Ruled by number 6 and the planet Venus.
position. Initiatives in love bring positive results this week. An important development dence. Journeys undertaken for work pur You have a pleasant personality, sharp mem
as you catch the desired attention. You will be at personal front brings jubilation for entire pose would be beneficial and highly reward ory and you are fond of worldly pleasures.
successful in getting rid from tensions. Ofcial family. Investment concerning residence will be ing. Investment in a house and selected You stay ahead of others because of your
journeys prove to be more fruitful for you. If you protable. Love life brings immense romantic stocks recommended. Later in the year a dis interest in new things and new technology,
invest on smaller properties then it can be bene pleasure. Your enormous condence would help tant trip maybe overseas bring new opportu but you need to control your tendencies
ciary for future investments. You notice devel in enjoying a healthy life. Time to relax and nities for growth and a chance to meet old towards moodiness, timidity and interference
oping an interest in creative work/literature. enjoy your visit to a relatives place. There are associates. Legal matters are likely to be in the affairs of others.
VIRGO: You will have to take some cal chances of getting good amount from an older extended for much longer than expected and This period is good for you to take impor
culated risks to conquer challenging sit property of yours. Hard work is likely to be sup also prove highly expensive. Children will win tant decision. You shall gather knowledge,
uations at workplace. If possible, plan plemented by your lucky stars. laurels in their respective fields and will be information and make new and long lasting
something exciting & entertaining with family PISCES: Valuable support from a col supportive and understanding towards you. contacts. You shall leave no stone unturned
members. Be sure where you put hardearned league would help in professional mat July, November, January and May will bring to achieve your desired goals. Businessmen
money because only wise investments will fetch ters. Financial hassles seem to get over as prosperity. will expand their ventures into new and more
returns. Your generous attitude would con someone lends a timely helping hand. Traveling 12th September, 2017 profitable avenues. Investment in stocks
tribute much in your love life this week. Your proves a blessing in disguise by bringing a love in Ruled by number 3 and the planet Jupiter. would bring spectacular results. Health
`lack of will might make it difcult to achieve your life. You need to conserve your precious You are ambitious, dignified, independent would de finite ly need more attent ion.
your goals. Fly away with your dreams, new energy to do something meaningful. Journey to and kind hearted. You enjoy a good position Meditation and Yoga should be practiced for
business horizons are ready to explore. some famous historical place sounds exciting to and respect at your work place, but you need spiritual as well as physical gains. Some
Investing abroad might bring some hassles on your kids. Investment on restaurant might be to check your tendency to behave extrava exhilarating news from your children would
legal ground. Make sure that you keep yourself strain on your check book. The word of caution gant and dominating at times. boost up your spirits later in the year. August,
away from bad habits. for you this week: dont blindly trust others. Dont be hesitant in executing your new October and April will be eventful.
30 September 9-15, 2017 SPIRITUAL AWARENESS TheSouthAsianTimes.info

Purifying Our Soul

The time
we spend in
By Sant Rajinder and in
Singh Ji Maharaj
f we analyze ourselves, we find
that our soul is encrusted with
a layer of impurities caused by virtues is
countless thoughts, words, and
deeds we commit throughout our within the
lives. Enlightened souls have been
teaching humanity how to alter realm of our
negative habits so that the soul
can attain the state of purity of
thought and equanimity to achieve
free choice.
success in the spiritual quest. They
themselves have freed themselves Our mind must be stilled in order soul is cleansed of these karmas. It house of karmas. Whether we do time spent in meditation and
from the clutches of mind, matter, to see the inner manifestations of will become purer and purer until good or bad ones, we are still per remembrance of God does not cre
and illusion. They know their way God. In meditation, we have to it is fit to reenter the spiritual forming actions for which have to ate new karmas or tie us to the
through the treacherous seas and deal with the mind, whose job is to realms of purity. receive either a reward or a pun world. It is an action which will
can offer us guidance on how we keep us tied to the outer world. It Many think that good deeds can ishment. Lord Krishna has said help speed our voyage back to the
too can safely reach our journey's will try to produce one thought bring about our return journey to that both good and bad deeds are Lord.
end. after another. Mind is a powerful God. Few realize that even good like chains of gold or of iron that
To reunite with God, our soul agent that loves to become deeds are adding to our store keep us tied to the world. But the (For more visit www.sos.org)
needs to be free from all that is engrossed in the world's
not spiritual, all that is not con attractions. As long as our
sciousness, all that is not love. The
gateway to spiritual realms is
soul is identified with the
mind it will also be dragged
Transformative Power of Meditation
open to only those who have puri to the worldly temptations.

he Light and Sound is a worldly attachments slowly be
ty of their soul. In this world, we The force of the mind is one of the
stream of love. When we gin to fade away.
need the right qualifications to greatest hindrances on our path
meditate, divine love of God An indispensable factor for treading
enter college or to hold a certain back to God. It will keep us in
touches our soul. It permeates our being and the way back to God is to develop ethical
job. Similarly, God has certain accumulating more and more
fills us with love and bliss. Contact with this virtues. One way of developing ethical virtues
requirements for soul to reenter karma to our already full
rapturous power transmutes us into itself. As a re is simply to dive into the sea of love and become
His domain. The basic prerequisite storehouse.
sult we become more loving. We develop a sweet so absorbed that we have no time or interest to get
is to have cleanliness of the soul, There are three kinds
ness and kindness that radiates from our very soul. involved with negative habits and failures. We will be
with not even a speck of impuri of karma that we accu
In this state, we no longer become involved in vices come so lost in the love of God that we will not have the
ties. With aeons of negative mulate. There is san
that blemish our soul. We develop a loving heart and time to criticize anyone or get involved in petty disputes.
impressions covering us, how can chit or storehouse
cannot injure or hurt anyone. We can only speak kind We will have no time to fight over possessions. Instead, we
we ever hope to be cleansed? karma. These are
words and perform kind deeds. We become more peaceful will be interested in uniting our soul with God and spend
The time we spend in meditation karmas that we
and less susceptible to anger. We become sweet, loving and ing time in those activities which will speed us towards that
and in developing ethical virtues is accumulated in our
humble. As Sant Darshan Singh would often say, "When we goal. Until we reach that state, we have to consistently weed
within the realm of our free previous lives.
are lost in the love of our Beloved, where is the time to think out our ethical failures one by one, day by day.
choice. Then there is the
of others? Where is the time to engage in gossip and criti These are replaced by the positive virtues of nonviolence,
If we spend time in meditation, pralabdh or fate
cism?" By losing our heart and soul in the love of the Creator, truthfulness, purity, humility, selfless service, and the mainte
we are protecting our soul from karma. This is the
our life becomes more spiritual and more sublime. nance of vegetarian diet. We will want to avoid hallucinogenic
the stains of any new karmas, the portion of our san
Daily meditation helps us counteract the negative influ drugs and alcohol which are deterrent to our goal of becom
accumulation of all our thoughts, chit or storehouse
ences and impressions we receive during our daytoday life ing more conscious. As long as we continue to have failures
words and deeds, for which we are karmas allotted to
in the world. The pull of the world is very strong and we in these categories, we are besmearing our soul with more
held accountable. us for the current
need all the help we can get to keep us moving towards our and more blemishes and more and more karma. At the end
It is important that we under life. Finally, there is
goal. Our soul which is of the same essence as God finds of each day, we need to evaluate our thoughts, words, and
stand how the pursuit of medita kriyaman or daily
bliss in the presence of pure consciousness. Once we taste deeds and become aware of our failures in each category.
tion and ethical living are stepping karma. These are the
the divine waters of the inner Sound Current, we want to We then resolve to do better the following day and elimi
stones to Gods kingdom. new karmas that we
drink of it more and more. This turns our attention to nate these deficiencies.
The process of meditation on the make in our current life.
wards the goal of travelling to the heavenly regions. If we wish to reach God in this lifetime, we should
inner Light and Sound helps to At the end of our life, the
We lose our attraction for outer enjoyments. We spend daily time in meditation. We cannot undo
purify our soul. In this process, we kriyaman karmas form part
are also saved from the negative traits that ac our long, long past, but we can take charge of our
focus our attention at the third or of our storehouse karma.
company each outer temptation. When we are future. We can use our discrimination to make
single eye located between and Looking at these three types of
not caught up in worldly desires, we have choices which will help our soul to reach its
behind the two eyebrows. We sit karma, we can see why our store
less anger, less greed, less egotism, and eternal goal in this lifetime. The spiritu
in a relaxed and comfortable pose house is full and how difficult it is
less possessiveness. Since our goal is al adepts have given us a blueprint
in which we can sit the longest. to extricate ourselves from their
to reach the inner worlds, all for our personal transforma
During this time we withdraw our influence upon us.
the negative habits tion. It is up to us to take
attention temporarily from the The more we come in contact
sparked by the first step.
world, our body and our thoughts. with the inner Light, the more our
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