Monday, 28 January 2013

Cheats using name of KBC on police radar. (Source: The Lokmat Times)

A team trying to dupe people in the name of popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati is now on the radar of police. An unknown person was calling local counsellor Dr Ravi Ravalkar frequently, asking him to deposit Rs 6225 in his bank account promising him entry in the KBC. Though the media highlighted these calls with an aim to alert public at large, Dr Ravalkar kept getting calls. One of the callers claimed that he was Sushilkumar who won Rs 5 crore on the show. Also, they assured Dr Ravalkar a 'wild card' entry in the seventh edition of the show if he made the payment.
Dr Ravalkar had indicated his interest in participating in the KBC on the website of Sony TV. He mentioned his postal address, mobile number and email ID on the site. Misusing this information, cheats started calling Dr Ravalkar frequently but he did not give in to their demand. On January 24, he lodged a complaint with the economic offences wing so that some gullible person does not fall prey to guiles of the cheaters.

Dr Ravalkar received calls from numbers            08226866590      , 08809316213 and            08405090301      . It was revealed that these numbers are of Jharkhand and Bihar. Police Inspector Avinash Aghav tried to call up on these numbers but no one answered the call.

Bamu signs MoU with Spain varsity.(Source: The Lokmat Times)

VC Dr Vijay Pandhripande exchanges MoU documents with Foreign Affairs coordinator of USC Jacobo Feas in Aurangabad on Monday. Also seen are Dr Y K Khillare, Dr S T Sangle and Anil Kure. Students to get scholarship for research work in European varsities lokmat news network 

The University of Santiago De Compostela (USC), Spain today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University under 'ERASMUS MUNDUS PROPOSAL' whereby research scholarship will be given to students pursuing education from graduation to Ph D research.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande said that a student will get 1000 Euro to 2500 Euro as a monthly scholarship. He further said that the duration of the research will be from three months to three years in the field of science, social sciences, culture and health.
Erasmus Mundus aims at improving and enhancing students' career prospects, promoting intercultural understanding through cooperation with the third world countries and contributing to their sustainable development in the field of higher education.
"Students at all levels will get an opportunity to do research in European countries including Spain," he added.
The students can apply online for the research programme with the university till April 30, 2013. Foreign Affairs Coordinator of USC Jacobo Feas signed MoU with Dr Vijay Pandharipande today. University of Santiago de Compostela, which is over 500 years old, leads a consortium of nine European universities, which encourage research.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

2 HSC papers rescheduled. (Source: The Lokmat Times)

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has rescheduled the examinations of two HSC subjects (Science stream) to be held in February/March.
The MSBSHSE had announced the schedule of HSC examinations of February/March-13, on July 1, 2012. The examinations of HSC is beginning from February 21.

The schedule of two papers of science stream have been revised. The Chemistry (revised syllabus, No 55) which was to be held on February 27 will now be conducted on March 26. The students will take examinations of Biology subject (no 56) on March 17. Earlier, it was to be conducted on March 4. The examinations of the rest of subjects of all the streams will be conducted as per schedule.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Iskcon temple to come up in 2 yrs.(Source: The Lokmat Times)

There will be an auditorium of 5000 sq ft and an exclusive mess for followers which will be over 6000 sq ft. There will be space for cultural activities, a fun school and a game zone for children on the premises of the proposed temple. A special stone from Rajasthan and Agra will be used for sculpture purposes. The height of the Radhakrishna statue for the temple will be 4 feet. A renowned artist of Rajasthan is making the statue.• Bhoomipujan performed at Warud, golden image was placed in 25-feet deep pit lokmat news service 
Aurangabad, Jan 16

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is making a temple near Cambridge School, the estimated cost of which is likely to be over Rs 37 crore. The temple and the project of developing a tourist centre is meant to glorify the city. The temple's construction may be done in about two years.
The land for the temple was worshipped on Wednesday. Thousands of followers of the 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' philosophy were present for the ceremony from the state.
The proposed temple is situated at Warud village, on Jalna road, 300 meters away from the main road. Anantshesha's golden image was placed in a 25-feet deep pit. The width and length of the pit was 50 feet.
For worshipping the place before any construction begins, water from rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Prayag, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Krushna, Shipra, Chandrabhaga and Indrayani was brought.
MP Chandrakant Khaire, Mayor Kala Oza, Sudhir Bharuka, Sitaram Agrawal, Omprakash Bagdiya, Vinod Bagadiya, Ramesh Laddha, Dipak Jhunjhunwala, Radhesham Agrawal, Somnath Sakhare participated in the yadnya ceremony. Radhanath Swami of Isckon guided the worship ceremony. The function concluded with the distribution of sweets to the people present.
MLA Sanjay Shirsath, Santosh Madrewar, Rajesh Bharuka, Sandip Lokhande, Rajendra Nadkarni were also present.

Former AMC legal adviser launches indefinite strike. ( Source: The Lokmat Times)

Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) legal adviser, who was dismissed from the services on November 9 last year, has resorted to fast unto death on Wednesday to demand justice against the alleged harassment and sexual exploitation done by the municipal commissioner P N Bhapkar. She staged a sit-in in front of the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court. Thete sought withdrawal of her dismissal order issued by the civic chief and an unbiased inquiry into her complaint against Bhapkar.
Thete had already circulated the memorandum to the Chief Minister, deputy chief minister, Public Works Department (PWD) minister, women and child welfare minister, chief secretary and principal secretary and brought the injustice into their notice.
Thete's memorandum stated that she was associated with the AMC since 2007 and had appealed for justice from the state government under section 451 of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act (1949). 
She stated, "I could not get justice due to the apathy of the state's policy towards women."

Devesh Pathrikar sentenced to three years' RI. (Source: The Lokmat Times)

Convict released on bail Convict Devesh Datta Pathrikar was released on bail after he furnished cash surety of Rs 15,000 and personal bond. The sentence will be suspended for a month during which he can appeal against the verdict. Devesh paid Rs 5,000 towards the fine slapped on him by the assistant sessions judge, S B Kachre. The convict has decided to challenge the judgment in the superior court. Meanwhile, the prosecution too has decided to seek enhancement of punishment from the higher authority. 
Devesh Pathrikar, son of Congress leader Datta Pathrikar, was today sentenced to three years' rigorous imprisonment and slapped a penalty of Rs 5,000 for abetting the suicide of Shweta Borse.
The first assistant sessions judge, S B Kachre, delivered the judgment amidst the packed court hall here on Monday noon. The convict will have to undergo imprisonment of three more months, if he fails to pay the fine. Ten witnesses were examined by the prosecution during the five-year-long trial of the case. The convict, Devesh Pathrikar, refuted charges till the very last.
Hardest punishment be awarded
During the arguments prior to awarding the sentence, additional public prosecutor, Rajendra Mugdia, said the toughest punishment should be meted out to Devesh as the charge of abetment to suicide has been proven against him. Shweta Borse, an engineering graduate girl with bright academic record, was driven to take the step of ending her life only because of harassment from Devesh. He was 21-year-old matured youth at the time of incident. Keeping the present scenario wherein there is an outcry over the crimes against women, the convict deserves maximum punishment, Mugdia contended. Adv Harshad Nimbalkar was appointed as the special prosecutor for this case.
About the case
As reported earlier, the 22-year-old girl, Shweta Vinayak Borse, ended her life by consuming a poisonous substance in her house situated in Cidco N-3 on the night of December 30, 2005. Her father Vinayak Borse had lodged a complaint against Devesh Pathrikar with the Mukundwadi police station accusing him of blackmailing her from time to time and forcing her to commit suicide. Devesh had reportedly taken objectionable photographs of the girl after giving her a dose of sedatives. The incident remained in media limelight as both parties - complainant and accused - are political heavyweights.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

'Marvadvala Heritage of Flavours' opening today. Source: The Lokmat Times

Marvadvala Heritage of Flavours — a shop of various varieties of sweets, Chinese food and fast food — will be inaugurated in the city on Monday.
Dharmapal Garg told reporters that various delicacies from various parts of the country are available here. "Aurangabadians are food-lovers, but they have to go to different places to satisfy their taste buds. This was found during our recent survey and hence we decided to open our outlet offering various kinds of food items under one roof," Garg said, adding that customers will get Panipuri, Pav Bhaji, Chola Bhatura, Veg Chinese, Manjurian, Indian, Rajasthani Thali, Bangali Mithai, Mugdal Barfi, Kaju Ke Laddu and other delicacies. Archit Garg and others were present at the press briefing organised on the sidelines of the inauguration of Marvadvala Heritage of Flavours.
NGO organises function for environment awareness
A non-governmental organization (NGO) Deepshikha Foundation, which works for the protection of environment, has organised the haldi-kumkum function for women to create environment awareness among women. Foundation chairperson Maneesha Chaudhari said that the haldi-kumkum will be held at Jeevan Vikas Granthalaya in Tilaknagar on Monday between 5 pm to7 pm. Every woman participating in the function will be explained the benefits of protecting environment and waste management. News-LT

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Cadbury to recruit at GECA. (Source: Lokmat Times)

Mondelez International, the American company that owns Cadbury, a leading British company that produces confectionery products, will conduct its campus recruitment in Government College Engineering, Aurangabad for the first time, on January 17. Interviews for the company will be open only for the mechanical and electronic branches of engineering, said placement incharge professor Nitin Bhasme. 
The procedure will consist of group discussions and personal interviews. The selected candidates will be offered a salary of Rs 5.15 lakh per annum. Microsoft had already taken tests at the college, as a part of campus placement process, and the students are now awaiting results of the final test conducted in Bangalore, said Bhasme. Meanwhile, Larsen and Toubro (L&T), the leading Indian multinational, which has business interests in engineering, construction, manufacturing goods, information technology and financial services, conducted tests for campus selection on January 4. Around 75 students — from civil, mechanical and electrical divisions — took their written tests, out of which the company selected 66 students for personal interviews. It will soon declare the list of final candidates, said Bhasme. 
As L&T Heavy Engineering and L&T Construction Company have been conducting campus recruitment in the government engineering college for the last 25 years, the college administration has decided to sign a contract with the group, which will enable the students to take industrial training workshop with them, the placement head said. The company has given positive response to the proposal and that they will conduct further talk with the company soon.

Sex racket busted in Garkheda. Source: Lokmat Times

The crime branch of the city police claim to have busted a sex racket with the arrest of four persons, including two sex workers and two pimps, from Adarshnagar in Garkheda, on Tuesday evening.
The police say the pimps have been identified as Chandrakant Navnath Sonwane and Praveen Navnath Sonwane, who had been running a flesh trade at their house in Gangamai Residency, Garkheda. 

Acting assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Rameshwar Thorat, on receiving a tip-off, directed crime branch API Arjun Pawar to take necessary steps. API Pawar swung into action and laid a trap at the house with the help of decoys on Tuesday evening. The Sonwanes took them as genuine customers and arranged everything for them. And when the decoys signalled, crime branch policemen made their entry and arrested the brother duo and two girls. 
A case under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) has been registered against the four with the Mukundwadi police station.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

University to honour toppers. Source: The Lokmat Times.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) will honour 19 merit students with gold medals on its name extension day on January 14.
Yojana Kulkarni of Swami Ramanand Tirth College, Ambejogai, who has topped in MA at the university, will be presented with the Chancellor's Gold Medal. Ghangre Pavan from the English Department, Bamu, who has notched the top position in MA English, will be awarded Principal S T Pradhan Gold Medal, while Renuka Kharat (Millind College of Arts), who has secured highest marks in BMCJ, will be honoured with Dainik Lokmat's Gold Medal.
Others who will be awarded gold medals are Nusrat Begum Niyaz Ali (Sir Sayyed College, highest marks in B Sc), Amruta Indani (Siddeshwar College, Majalgaon first position in B Com) and Shaikh Ajjas Razzaq (Millennium Institute of Management first rank in MBA).