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diploma, according to a Supreme Court appointed Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee. Meiyappan son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan was indicted for betting by the panel The committee said that Meiyappan brought “disrepute” to the game and the stand taken by the franchisee with regard to his role in Chennai Super Kings appears to be contradicting the factual position of the matter The stand taken by the franchisee that Meiyappan was not related in any way with the franchisee appears to be contradicting the factual position the committee’s report concluded “The role of Gurunath Meiyappan in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as the team official stands proved and the allegations of betting and passing of information against Meiyappan stand proved” said the report “The committee is of the view that the material on record clearly indicates that Meiyappan was the face of CSK and the team official of CSK” the report said while rejecting Srinivasan’s contention that he was merely a cricket enthusiast The report also observed the “said illegal acts” further “stand accentuated” in light of Meiyappan’s position in CSK The committee also said the issue whether Meiyappan was involved in match fixing and spot-fixing has not been probed thoroughly by the ICC’s anti-corruption and security unit and BCCI’s anti-corruption unit or the crime branch of Chennai Police even though some information was available for such an investigation to be conducted “The Mumbai Police has provided some information on the alleged involvement of Gurunath Meiyappan in match fixing however a conclusive inference cannot be drawn from their investigation” it said With regard to the allegations of passing insider information by Meiyappan the Mumbai Police highlighted incidents before the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore On May 12 2013 before the match there was a call between Meiyappan and Vindoo Dara Singh On the same day before the start of the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals actor Vindoo Dara Singh informed one Ssanjay Jaipur that CSK was Meiyappan’s favourite Fifty-eight minutes before the start of the match Meiyappan revealed to Vindoo Dara Singh that Chennai Super Kings would make about 130-140 runs CSK made 141 An hour and nine minutes into the match Meiyappan told Vindoo Dara Singh that Rajasthan Royals was ‘winning pucca’ BCCI goesinto huddle Express News Service Bangalore February 10 Late on Monday night the BCCI went into a huddle to discuss the implication of the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee probe report While most members gathered here for the IPL auction conceded that the BCCI president and Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s fate was sealed they hoped that there was no further damage to the IPL’s image It was also learnt that the IPL’s governing council is expected to meet on Wednesday and prepare BCCI’s reply to the probe panel’s findings A top BCCI said that as for now they were adopting a wait and watch approach “As far as Meiyappan and CSK are concerned things will depend on court verdict The probe committee expedited its proceedings on court order and now the honourable Supreme Court will go through the findings and will give its verdict Also a criminal case is going on against Meiyappan in the Bombay High Court That has to be decided as well” he added When asked what impact the probe findings will have on Srinivasan the official said “He himself has done nothing wrong and quitting from the franchise will be an admission of the guilt” Meanwhile the IPL auction will go ahead as scheduled “The good that Supreme Court has done is that the IPL auction was not stopped It will happen as planned for all the teams in Bangalore (on February 12 and 13)” said BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla He said it is important to wait for the Supreme Court’s directive on the issue before taking any decision “Supreme Court is an apex court and it will give some views and we should wait for Supreme Court’s views” he said “We should leave it to Supreme Court what decisions they take IPL auction will continue we need to wait for Supreme Court directive For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: December 15 2014 1:04 pm Ahmed Shehzad led Pakistan’s offensive against the Kiwis with a knock of 113 on Sunday in Sharjah (Source: Reuters) Related News Pakistan smashed their third highest one-day total of 364 in a crushing 147-run win over New Zealand to move 2-1 up in the five-match series on Sunday Ahmed Shehzad notched an intelligent 113 for his sixth one-day ton and stand-in captain Shahid Afridi bludgeoned a trademark 55 off 26 balls to propel Pakistan to the best ODI score seen in Sharjah in 218 matches and with three wickets to spare Afridi was back in charge with Misbah-ul-Haq out injured and although his innings was full of his usual array of crunching shots Pakistan also showed a rare ability to nurdle singles at almost every opportunity and cut out the silly strokes Only Nathan McCullum went for less than six an over for New Zealand although Matt Henry took three wickets and their reply of 217 all out with the bat was equally ineffective as they lost wickets at regular intervals They were never in the running to match Pakistan’s mammoth total although in-form captain Kane Williamson who starred in the Black Caps’ win in Friday’s second ODI again put up a fight with a brisk 46 before being caught and bowled by Haris Sohail The fourth and fifth matches takes place in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and Friday as the sides continue their build up for February and March’s World Cup in Australia For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Anjali Lukose | Mumbai | Updated: September 3 2014 9:39 am Activists and animal lovers claim there is another big problem – poorly trained animal caretakers Related News Built in 1861 the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udhyan and Zoo at Byculla in central Mumbai (formerly Victoria Gardens) is one of the oldest zoos in the country Of late however animals at the zoo are facing a survival challenge As per records procured from the zoo authorities 39 mammals 22 birds and 10 reptiles died at the zoo in 2010-11 In the following two years the total number of deaths were 34 and 63 Up to August 2014 the number of mammals and reptiles at the zoo have remained the same since 2012-13 at 147 and 32 respectively but around 61 birds have died in the first six months itself According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) a report compiled by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) says more than 150 animals and birds died at the zoo during a 12-month period in 2010-11 It says the mortality rate (1210 per cent) is higher than any other zoo in the country While there is a separate enclosure to treat ailing animals like the lioness Jimmy who has been suffering from a nervine problem on her hind legs for two years until two months ago there was no resident doctor ever since former deputy superintendent of the zoo Dr M V Karawale retired six years ago Zoo officials however say there was never a need for a resident doctor as doctors were available at the zoo from 8 am to 6 pm daily “There was never an emergency at night We regularly feed the animals and give them the necessary medicines” says an official Zoo officials attribute the deaths to the old age of the inhabitants “There has been no epidemic or virus breakout at the zoo The birds are 30-40 years old and are dying due to old age They are fed regularly and their feed house and enclosures are kept clean” says Dr Komal Raul the veterinary doctor at the zoo There are other problems too A visit by Newsline revealed how injured animals like a hippopotamus and a few deers continue to be kept on display how rats nibble on food meant for birds and trouble them and crows peck at wounds of animals and steal food meant for the aquatic birds Also large water bodies inside enclosures have turbid water with tree branches lying around Visitors can be seen carrying plastic waste inside the park To top it all an enclosure houses crocodile and Ghariyals (predators) along with sambar deers (prey) Activists and animal lovers claim there is another big problem – poorly trained animal caretakers Zoo officials however say most of its 46 caretakers were trained by their predecessors and they attend regular seminars and presentations by the CZA and travel to the snake parks and other zoos to learn better handling “Our caretakers have enough experience They only require scientific knowledge on how to hold the animal in the right way so as to not injure or hurt it” says Dr Raul The visit by the Newsline also found several other violations of rules laid down by CZA and the National Zoo Policy According to the Recognition of Zoo Rules 2009 every zoo has to regulate the movement of visitors in a manner that animals are not unduly disturbed stressed or provoked However at the Byculla zoo various officials and policemen are seen moving on motorbikes inside the zoo area and visitors are regularly seen attempting to feed the animals kept inside enclosures and teasing them Further the rules state that every zoo shall refrain from display of sick or injured animals which should be housed in off-display facilities for upkeep and appropriate healthcare Rules also say that zoos shall refrain from housing domestic animals and pets within the zoo premises and adequate safeguards shall also be put in place to prevent the entry of domestic livestock stray animals and pets into the premises The Byculla zoo fails on both accounts An hippopotamus with a two-year-old injury has been kept on display As are deers having injury marks As a result it is not uncommon to see crows pecking on their open wounds inside the enclosure Similarly the bird enclosure housing the macaw parrots have at least three resident rats and even a rat trap A few years ago a stray dog allegedly attacked a deer leading to its death admit zoo officials “The management of the zoo has not been satisfactory despite what the governing agencies believe” says Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) secretary Lt Colonel (Retd) Dr J C Khanna A recent report by NGO Plant & Animals Welfare Society Mumbai (PAWS-Mumbai) submitted to the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) on Monday has highlighted the state of affairs at the zoo and sought an inquiry and stringent action against officials concerned and caretakers It has also requested the CZA to disallow any exotic species especially penguins to the Byculla zoo Another major failure of the zoo authorities is their inability to acquire mates for single and unpaired animals or successfully transferring or exchanging animals so that they could mate Rhinoceros Shiva who died in June without a mate an example Shiva was almost 38 years old when finally shifted to National Zoo in Delhi to mate This despite the fact that the average life expectancy of a rhino in captivity is 40-42 years At present 35-year-old Himalayan black bear Jamuna whose mate Mangal died three years ago and elephants Laxmi and Anarkali are still without mates at the Byculla zoo Zoo’s defence Lack of space or facility of a big pond to house the injured hippopotamus and treat it separately is the reason given by zoo officials for it being kept on display despite being injured “We apply ointment and regularly treat the two-year-old injury but as the hippopotamus lies in the pond inside his enclosure the wound takes longer to heal Moreover the crows keep pecking at the injury and aggravating it but we have no other place to shift him and have to work within these constraints” admits Dr Raul For the rodent problem the zoo authorities have placed rat traps inside bird enclosures and try to eradicate the problem with pills buried deep inside the ground to avoid poisoning the birds by accident “As we live in the city with markets close by controlling dogs and cats inside the zoo premises becomes a challenge It is easier to catch stray dogs but cats escape easily We also lay fish baits to trap them But there is only so much we can do We need to revamp the zoo” says Dr Raul As for keeping the prey and the predator in the same enclosure zoo officials say that in the wild these animals live in the same manner “We have not seen the crocodiles attack the deers even once in the past 10 years When the animals are fed enough they don’t feel the need to hunt and if they have been co-existing happily why is there a need to shift the deers” says Dr Anil Anjankar the zoo’s director After severe criticism the enclosures for the deer bear elephant Nilgai sambar hippopotamus and black bear were readied in 2005 as per the CZA guidelines These enclosures were provided with moats the cages around their habitat were removed and their enclosures enlarged But the enclosures for lion hyenas and monkeys are yet to be upgraded Zoo officials also strongly reject the charge that water bodies are filthy “The animals are provided with clean potable water inside their feedhouses that public cannot see The water is changed every day The larger water bodies seen inside enclosures are cleaned every Wednesday the day the zoo is shut for cleaning If the water was dirty the animals and birds would not drink from it and would die of dehydration something we have not witnessed at the zoo” says Anjankar Regarding transferring animals or finding mates for them zoo officials say their hands are tied After the bear’s mate passed away she was too old to accept a new partner and would not have been able to conceive anyway they say As for Shiva they say when shifting him out of Mumbai was first proposed it was strongly opposed by political parties and they had to succumb to the pressure thus delaying the process Meanwhile based on the report from the NGO the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) plans to write to the CZA to look into the matter However a similar report had prompted a CZA visit in 2012 which resulted in the zoo authorities being given a clean chit with minor suggestions such as upgradation of the zoo hospital facility “We are thinking of writing to the CZA for appropriate action” says Vinod Kumar assistant secretary AWBI “Irrespective of whether the animals are indigenous or exotic providing good facilities to them is the most important function of the zoo” he adds The revamp plan Zoo officials say the proposed revamp at a cost of Rs 150 crore will take care of most of its existing problems According to the master plan approved by the CZA the new enclosures will meet the prescribed dimensions and provide better natural habitats inside enclosures The proposal for the redevelopment/renovation prepared by the BMC in November 2012 needs the mandatory approval of the CZA and the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) owing to its presence within the 150-year-old botanical garden the city’s only heritage botanical garden The medium zoo so classified because it has only 53 acres at present houses lioness elephants hippopotamuses bearm pythons deers and aquatic birds According to the CZA-approved animal collection plan the new zoo will house exotic animals such as Humboldt penguins jaguars African herbivores such as zebras and springbok which is an antelope-gazelle found in south-western Africa Animal activist groups however doubt that the revamp will solve all problems “Even under the best of circumstances in zoos captivity itself is cruel for animals meant to roam free The Mumbai zoo’s manufactured habitats typically preclude many natural behaviours like flying swimming running climbing and partner selection The physical and mental frustrations of such captivity lead to abnormal neurotic and even self-destructive behaviour such as self-mutilation” says PETA India’s director of veterinary affairs Dr Manilal Valliyate “Warehousing animals is not the answer to saving them from extinction; their ultimate salvation lies in the protection of their habitats not in a life sentence in a zoo” Animal activists are also opposed to the procurement of exotic species such as Humboldt penguins Citing the zoo’s track record Save Rani Baug Botanical Garden Foundation has opposed the existing plan for eating up green spaces to create larger enclosures Humboldt penguins are native to coastal Peru and Chile where they love to swim in freezing water which is vastly different than scorching urban Mumbai “The Byculla zoo also has a poor history of care of exotic species Three kangaroos from Japan died from a viral disease few years ago For the Humboldt penguin the BMC will spend Rs 19 crore to provide a temperature-controlled enclosure Any species that needs life support to survive in captivity does not belong in any zoo much less the inept Byculla zoo” adds Dr Manilal SHRINKING GREEN SPACES While the CZA approved the plan in December 2012 the MHCC is yet to give its nod In fact in July this year it asked the BMC for various clarifications and directed it to comply with directions to demolish a series of unauthorised walls constructed within the heritage premises without prior permission of the MHCC Although MHCC’s approval it still awaited work is already on to prepare tenders for the zoo revamp The Save Rani Bagh Botanical Garden Foundation has also raised objections to the approved master plan before the MHCC Their main objections are that several internal gardens have been included within proposed new animal enclosures thereby making them inaccessible They also say that the boundaries of most existing animal enclosures have been changed necessitating needless and harmful demolition and construction activity “A lot of enclosures were already renovated in 2005 at great expense So what is the need to demolish them completely and build new ones in their place Having construction within heritage premises is not warranted In our July 9 meeting with Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte he told us that more plantation would be undertaken in the extra Mafatlal plot We are not asking for removal of the zoo and animals but only for maintenance of green spaces and use of existing renovated enclosures” says Hutokshi Rustomfram a trustee at the Save Rani Bagh Botanical Garden Foundation The need for a massive revamp has also been questioned by activists since as the civic body and the state forest department have already acquired 110 acres of green land at Aarey Colony in Goregaon to create an extension to the current zoo in Byculla area The way ahead A third-party independent committee should be constituted to oversee the day-to-day functioning of the zoo or occasionally audit the zoo management experts say ”The revamp now seems mandatory as the existing zoo is outdated and the enclosures are not up to the standards But instead of concentrating on acquiring exotic species zoo authorities should focus on ensuring survival of the existing indigenous species Moreover the third-party committee should include wildlife experts and CZA should crack down on zoos violating norms” says Colonel Khanna The CZA too encourages indigenous species Kartick Satyanarayan one of the founders of Wildlife SOS and member of the recently constituted CZA committee says “What is the use of exhibiting exotic species when our people do not know about what a pangolin or porcupine may look like By getting these species we undervalue our own species When you work with exotics we have to create climatic and ecologically sound enclosures for them and need to ascertain if the zoo is capable of creating such conditions We should examine if we have the expertise and resources for such a facility” Wildlife experts say the revamp should ensure the green heritage space is retained as it is “This garden adds to the natural environment of the zoo and these trees should be retained at least for animals if not for people It is the biggest green space in the island city and the zoo authorities should take that into account” says Krishna Tiwari a wildlife expert [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shalini Langer | New Delhi | Published: February 6 2015 5:56 pm Mark Leigh’s Oscar-nominated Mr Turner can appear disjointed at times with episodes moving in and out of view with no real connection to the main story Top News Mr Turner movie review: Like any painting the movie is viewed best at some distance Star Cast: Timothy Spall Dorothy Atkinson Marion Bailey Martin Savage Joshua McGuire Director: Mark Leigh Mark Leigh’s Oscar-nominated Mr Turner can appear disjointed at times with episodes moving in and out of view with no real connection to the main story There is one entire scene involving painter J M W Turner’s (Spall) father’s bad coughing spell and another of a woman with as deep an interest in the properties of light as him However stroke by stroke the masterly Leigh brings forth the portrait of a painter in both how he went about his work and his life Like any painting Mr Turner is also viewed best at some distance and at leisure with some patience Boldly Leigh also deals with the last 25 years of Turner’s life a time marked not so much by recognition as by a gradual disillusionment both his own and of others in him As Turner first sets the tone for Romantic landscape painting defined by startling light and stark clarity and then veers more and more towards Impressionism one can feel him weighed down by what he likes doing and what he feels he ought to be doing The death of his most ardent fan his devoted father leaves him lonesome And then there is the constant voice of conscience around in the form of a broke painter Hayden (Savage) who reviles successful painters like Turner with their fixed art forms Hidden behind a jowl bushy eyebrows a constant frown and inarticulate grunts and growls Spall also brings forth Turner’s inadequate relationships with the other humans around him Be it an older mistress he has abandoned along with the two daughters he has with her his domestic help who he sexually uses when needed the sex workers he frequents or his last mistress who he actually seems to love Like with his contemporaries his failings with his lovers also seem to bother if not torment Turner Leigh who wrote as well as directed the film brings forth the politics of the Royal Academy of the Arts and the cabal that decides who gets exhibited and where the nature of royal patronage and the pretentiousness of critics — including those who claim to speak for the traditionalists and those vouching for the avant garde In a delightful scene involving John Ruskin (McGuire) who would later become one of England’s finest art critics there is a prolonged discussion on the virtues of warm climes for raspberries before the young gentleman shocks everybody including Turner by disparaging famed painter Claude Lorraine through a well-meaning monologue that makes little sense Apart from Spall the performances that stand out are Atkinson’s as Turner’s long-suffering and apparently ailing domestic help who aches for his touch however fleeting and devoid of meaning and Bailey’s as his last mistress Sophie Booth The twice-widowed Mrs Booth is the picture of efficiency compared to Turner’s disoriented lifestyle and provides just the solid grounding he needs McGuire has all of two scenes and walks away with both Leigh and his director of photography do a seamless job of translating paintings onto screen and vice-versa with one flowing into the other and the countryside appearing just as it would have to Turner on the long walks he is often seen taking However these do seem one too many when the film stretches way past 150 minutes The accents from all parts of England also leave one struggling to follow the film at times Long after Mr Turner has ended you realise you can’t claim to understand the man known as the “painter of light” any better But then the point may be just that For all the latest Entertainment News 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