A peaceful protest march was held at Carter Road against ACP Vasant Dhoble on sunday 24th June. About 1,000 protesters flocked to Carter Road and staged a protest for two hours with thermocol hockey stick cutouts, in mock protest of ACP Dhoble, who often carrys one on his raids on pubs and restaurants. The protesters claimed against archaic laws that have killed Mumbai’s nightlife naming it as ‘Talibanism’.
While the Finance Minister is about to quit on the 26th of the month and is busy collecting votes for his Presidential Poll, INR continues to fall against the US dollars to cross the all time low of Rs 57 !
The All India Tennis Association seems to be adamant about sending Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi only as Lawn Tennis Doubles Partner for the London Olympics,while Bhupathi has declined partnering Peas as they do not share healthy personal relation and Mahesh Bhupathi feels like it has happened in the past , even in this Olympics the doubles would not do wonders. Rohan Bopanna has also declined partnering with Peas , attracting chances of 2 years of ban for both Bopanna and Bhupathi for not listening to the AITA. Sania Mirza who may get a chance through wild-card entry is also interested in partnering with Bhupathi over Peas !
Whatever the reason may be but is it fair on the players’ part to give importance to their personal differences over the nation ? Who Leander Peas personally is, or, for that matter, Bopanna ,Bhupathi or Sania are has nothing to do with the fact that all of these are Top Indian Lawn Tennis Players and it is their prime duty to think of National Interest first. They can fetch the nation medals easily if they forget their personal differences (at least for the Olympics) and play for the nation !
Nithyananda,the self-styled God man who is facing criminal cases including rape on complaints from some former disciples last year, is absconding from his ashram at Bidadi in Ramanagara district near Bangalore.There has been no clue of his whereabouts despite the state government having ordered a probe into allegations of sexual abuse against him. Ironically, Nithyananda’s supporters claimed that he was not absconding though it has been 24 hours since the government has ordered his manhunt.