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The Times of India

The Times of India is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group. It is the third-largest newspaper in India by circulation and the second-largest selling English-language daily in the world according to Audit Bureau of Circulations, it is the oldest English-language newspaper in India still in circulation, albeit under different names since its first edition published in 1838. It is the second-oldest Indian newspaper still in circulation after the Bombay Samachar. Near the beginning of the 20th century, Lord Curzon, the Viceroy of India, called The Times of India "the leading paper in Asia". In 1991, the BBC ranked The Times of India among the world's six best newspapers, it is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., owned by the Sahu Jain family. In the Brand Trust Report 2012, The Times of India was ranked 88th among India's most-trusted brands. In 2017, the newspaper was ranked 355th; the Times of India issued its first edition on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

The paper published Wednesdays and Saturdays under the direction of Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist, contained news from Britain and the world, as well as the Indian Subcontinent. J. E. Brennan was its first editor. In 1850, it began to publish daily editions. In 1860, editor Robert Knight bought the Indian shareholders' interests, merged with rival Bombay Standard, started India's first news agency, it wired Times dispatches to papers across the country and became the Indian agent for Reuters news service. In 1861, he changed the name from the Bombay Times and Standard to The Times of India. Knight fought for a press free of prior restraint or intimidation resisting the attempts by governments, business interests, cultural spokesmen and led the paper to national prominence. In the 19th century, this newspaper company employed more than 800 people and had a sizeable circulation in India and Europe. Subsequently, The Times of India saw its ownership change several times until 1892 when an English journalist named Thomas Jewell Bennett along with Frank Morris Coleman acquired the newspaper through their new joint stock company, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Sir Stanley Reed edited The Times of India from 1907 until 1924 and received correspondence from the major figures of India such as Mahatma Gandhi. In all he lived in India for fifty years, he was respected in the United Kingdom as an expert on Indian current affairs. He christened Jaipur as "the Pink City of India". Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd was sold to sugar magnate Ramkrishna Dalmia of the then-famous industrial family, the Dalmias, for ₹20 million in 1946, as India was becoming independent and the British owners were leaving. In 1955 the Vivian Bose Commission of Inquiry found that Ramkrishna Dalmia, in 1947, had engineered the acquisition of the media giant Bennett Coleman & Co. by transferring money from a bank and an insurance company of which he was the Chairman. In the court case that followed, Ramkrishna Dalmia was sentenced to two years in Tihar Jail after having been convicted of embezzlement and fraud, but for most of the jail term he managed to spend in hospital. Upon his release, his son-in-law, Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, to whom he had entrusted the running of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. rebuffed his efforts to resume command of the company.

In the early 1960s, Shanti Prasad Jain was imprisoned on charges of selling newsprint on the black market. And based on the Vivian Bose Commission's earlier report which found wrongdoings of the Dalmia – Jain group, that included specific charges against Shanti Prasad Jain, the Government of India filed a petition to restrain and remove the management of Bennett and Company. Based on the pleading, Justice directed the Government to assume control of the newspaper which resulted in replacing half of the directors and appointing a Bombay High Court judge as the Chairman. Following the Vivian Bose Commission report indicating serious wrongdoings of the Dalmia–Jain group, on 28 August 1969, the Bombay High Court, under Justice J. L. Nain, passed an interim order to disband the existing board of Bennett Coleman and to constitute a new board under the Government; the bench ruled that "Under these circumstances, the best thing would be to pass such orders on the assumption that the allegations made by the petitioners that the affairs of the company were being conducted in a manner prejudicial to public interest and to the interests of the Company are correct".

Following that order, Shanti Prasad Jain ceased to be a director and the company ran with new directors on board, appointed by the Government of India, with the exception of a lone stenographer of the Jains. Curiously, the court appointed D K Kunte as Chairman of the Board. Kunte had no prior business experience and was an opposition member of the Lok Sabha. In 1976, during the Emergency in India, the Government transferred ownership of the newspaper back to Ashok Kumar Jain; the Jains too landed themselves in various money laundering scams and Ashok Kumar Jain had to flee the country when the Enforcement Directorate pursued his case in 1998 for alleged violations of illegal transfer of funds to an overseas account in Switzerland. On 26 June 1975, the day after India declared a state of emergency, the Bombay edition of The Times of India carried an entry in its obituary column that read "D. E. M. O'Cracy, beloved husband of T. Ruth, father of L. I. Bertie, brother of Faith and Justice expired on 25 June".

The move was a critique of Prime Minister Indir

Makutamleni Maharaju

Makutamleni Maharaju is a 1987 Telugu Action drama film, produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad under the Sri Krishna Prasanna Pictures banner and directed by K. Bapayya, it stars Krishna, Rajendra Prasad, Chandra Mohan in the lead roles and music composed by Chakravarthy. The film was remade as the Hindi movie Amiri Garibi; the film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. Pardhasaradhi a don, who stands for justice and his word is an ordinance to gangsters. Due to which he has been ostracized by his father Raghavaiah, from their village. Pardhasaradhi always has a tough fight with J. B. & gang. Once a wealthy industrialist, Sivaram Prasad reaches his village and resides his childhood friend Raghavaiah. In the conversation, he proposes Raghavaiah's daughter Sumathi alliance with his son Mohan. During the time of marriage, Pardhasaradhi secretly attends the marriage in a dance party performed by Saroja when Mohan is attracted to Saroja but she is in love with Pardhasaradhi for a long time. Meanwhile, Sumathi lands at her in-law's house, where she has been ill-treated by her husband, mother-in-law Rajyalakshmi and sisters-in-law, Rekha & Rani.

Meanwhile, Pardhasaradhi's childhood friend arrives in the city and takes his shelter. Here Ganapathi learns that Sivaram Prasad is his maternal uncle and he has happened to be Rekha's child bride. Now Ganapathi claims Rekha as his wife, much to the chagrin of Rekha & her family and brings her back. Mohan tries to trap Saroja, but she does not yield. On the other side, Sumathi is humiliated on every possible occasion. Pardhasaradhi knows it, so, to protect Saroja and to stabilize his sister's life, Pardhasaradhi marries Saroja. After that, tragedy happens, Sivaram Prasad passes away, leaving Sumathi to the mercy of the mother-in-law, who loses no time in turning the tables on them and throwing Sumathi out of the house. Parallelly, J. B. & gang sentenced. But Pardhasaradhi breakout the jail. Meanwhile, J. B. & gang ploy, to make remarriage of Mohan for catching Pardhasaradhi where they double-cross Mohan when Pardhasaradhi rescues him and makes to realize his mistake. Pardhasaradhi sees the end of the baddies and reunites the entire family.

Music composed by Chakravarthy. Lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. Music released on LEO Audio Company. Makutamleni Maharaju on IMDb

Labidochirus splendescens

Labidochirus splendescens known as the splendid hermit crab, is a species of hermit crab found in the northeastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of North America. It is more calcified and inhabits smaller mollusc shells than most hermit crabs; this species was first collected during the exploratory expedition by HMS Blossom off the Kamchatka Peninsula, in eastern Siberia. The specimens collected were sent to London where this hermit crab was first described in 1839 by the English naturalist Richard Owen, curator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, he named it Pagurus splendescens, becoming Labidochirus splendescens in the seventies when the subgenus Labidochirus, of which it was the type, was raised to generic status. Labidochirus splendescens can grow to a carapace width of about 2.8 cm. The carapace is armed with dorsal spines and is more calcified than is the case in most hermit crabs; the walking legs are long and the crab "wears" a mollusc shell that appears to be too small. The crab's body and legs have a reddish iridescent sheen.

This hermit crab is native to the northeastern Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean, its range extending as far south as Puget Sound in Washington state. It occurs from the shallow subtidal zone down to about 412 m; because L. splendescens has a well-calcified carapace, the gastropod mollusc shell which it inhabits is only needed to provide protection for its soft abdomen. However, the crab exclusively chooses shells in which to live on which stinging colonial hydroids in the genus Hydractinia are growing; the hydroids are calcified and may grow so thickly as to extend or partially replace the mollusc shell as the hermit crab's shelter.

USS Thuban (AKA-19)

USS Thuban was an Andromeda-class attack cargo ship of the United States Navy, named after Thuban, the primary star in the constellation Draco, at one time the pole star and important in ancient Egyptian religion. USS Thuban served as a commissioned ship for 3 months. Thuban was laid down under a Maritime Commission contract on 2 February 1943 at Kearny, N. J. by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.. James C. Campbell, USNR, in command. On 23 June 1943, Thuban anchored the next day in Hampton Roads. Following a week of tests and exercises, the new attack cargo ship, escorted by the destroyer Griswold, departed Norfolk and steamed southward conducting intensive drills and exercises en route to the Panama Canal Zone. After transiting the Panama Canal on 5 July and 6 July, Thuban continued on independently to the California coast and arrived at San Diego on the 13th. In the days that followed, she conducted. On 5 August, she commenced exercises at Adak and on the 15th anchored off Quisling Cove, Kiska, to take part in what was expected to be an assault on a Japanese stronghold.

However, the landing turned out to be unopposed. Thuban remained in the Aleutians until late in the month while American forces reoccupied the islands, she steamed south, touched at San Francisco, arrived at San Diego on 6 September. On the 16th, the ship set her course for the Hawaiian Islands and arrived at Pearl Harbor on the 22nd. After loading cargo, she departed on 2 October, escorted by the destroyer Gamble and bound for the Ellice Islands. On the 8th, the attack cargo ship arrived at Funafuti to discharge her cargo. There, she embarked elements of the 2nd Marine Division and participated in exercises in preparation for the coming assault on Tarawa. On 1 November, she got underway and on the 8th arrived at Efate, for two days, she conducted landing craft exercises in Meli Bay. On the 13th, she departed the New Hebrides to take part in "Operation Galvanic" – the conquest of the Gilbert Islands. Before dawn on "D-Day," 20 November 1943, Thuban arrived at her assigned position in the transport area off Betio Island and began lowering boats and "amph-tracs" for the initial assault on Tarawa.

All of her boats were in the water by 0435, Thuban prepared to unload cargo. At 0551, as she maneuvered to maintain her station in the transport area, enemy shore batteries found the range of the transports, a shell landed between Thuban and attack transport Doyen; the transports headed out to sea, beyond range of the shore batteries, but not before additional shells landed among them, providing many anxious moments. Nightly air raids on the island, a reported periscope sighting, bomb explosions on Betio marked the tense days that followed. Thuban continued unloading cargo and supplied fuel and repairs for her own boats and those of other ships. Thuban lost three men to enemy action during this operation, four of her landing craft were sunk as they moved toward the beach. Shore parties sent her a number of casualties. Discharging cargo on call, Thuban remained off Betio until 27 November, when she departed the Gilberts in company with Task Group 53.8 and headed for the Hawaiian Islands. After disembarking troops and equipment of the 2nd Marine Division at Hilo and Honolulu, Thuban embarked Army units.

Operating out of Pearl Harbor, she conducted training exercises in Maalaea Bay, into the new year to prepare for the conquest of the Marshall Islands. Attached to the 5th Amphibious Force, she departed Pearl Harbor on 21 January 1944 and arrived off Kwajalein on 31 January. At 0410 on 1 February, she began lowering and dispatching her landing craft, 18 of which took part in the initial landings on the islands of the atoll that day. For four days, she unloaded powder, projectiles and other items as her boats supported landings on the islands of the atoll. On the 6th, she began reloading troops and cargo. During "Operation Flintlock", Thuban's boats were busy. On the 7th, while receiving fuel from Thuban, destroyer Sigsbee tore a 2-foot-long hole in the cargo ship's starboard plating. Thuban effected repairs, put to sea the next day, headed for Hawaii with destroyer Colahan in tow. Off Oahu on the 19th, she transferred the destroyer to a tug and entered Pearl Harbor to discharge equipment and troops.

The next day, she delivered landing craft to the amphibious training base at Kauai and departed the Hawaiian Islands. She moored at San Diego on the morning of the 29th and, during March and April, participated in extensive training operations off the coast of southern California. On 1 May, she departed San Francisco to rejoin the 5th Amphibious Force, encountered foul weather and mountainous seas during the passage to Hawaii, arrived at Pearl Harbor on the 6th. Through the remainder of May, she conducted rehearsals for coming amphibious operations. On the 18th, she loaded cargo and troops of the 4th Marine Division and, on the 29th, got underway with TG 52.15 bound via Eniwetok for the assault on the Marianas. Late on the 14th, she approached Saipan. In the dark predawn on the 15th, exploding star shells lighted the sky on Thuban's p

Pseudochazara schahrudensis

Pseudochazara schahrudensis or Shahrud grayling is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is confined to Bitlis, Van, Şırnak in Turkey. In Armenia the species occupies dry clayey and stony habitats including semi-deserts and mountain steppes at 1000–2500 metres above sea level; the species is on wing from June to September. Larvae feed on grasses. Pseudochazara schahrudensis schahrudensis Turkey and Dagestan Pseudochazara schahrudensis nukatli Verkhny Gunib. Nukatl' Mts – Dagestan Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic - Pseudochazara schahrudensis

Buck Cheves

James Parks "Buck" Cheves was a college football player and referee. Cheves was a Southeastern Conference official for 35 years, he led the "ten second backfield" of the 1920 Georgia Bulldogs led by first year coach Herman Stegeman which compiled an 8–0–1 record and won a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association title. It was the first Georgia squad to be known as the "Bulldogs." Cheves played without a helmet. He returned a kick blocked by Puss Whelchel 87 yards for a touchdown to defeat Alabama, ranked fourth in The 50 Greatest Plays In Georgia Bulldogs Football History, he starred in the backfield of 1919. Cheves was a guard on the Georgia basketball team. Cheves was the captain of the 1921 basketball team that lost to Basil Hayden and the Kentucky Wildcats' "Wonder Team" in the SIAA championship game. A ballad dedicated to Cheves appeared in the student newspaper the Red and Black:O! Cheves! O! Cheves! In south, thou art rough, The enemy grieves When thou show'st thy stuff, Thou art like a hurricane, Thou hittest them hard, God pity the man Whom thou dost guard.

In 1945 he was president of the touchdown club of Atlanta. Cheves was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976. Buck Cheves at Find a Grave