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Don’t touch Kareena, Says Saif

Saif Ali Khan doesn’t allow anyone to touch the ‘Kareena’ tattoo on his forearm! No one besides Saif and Bebo are allowed to touch it. Not even the makeup guys on the sets of his films can get anywhere near his arm. He prefers to keep everyone at an arm’s length literally. A source from the unit of Aarakshan says, ... Read More »

No more 25 paise coins from June 30

Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Coins of 25 paise denomination, popularly known as ‘paavli’ or ‘chaar anna’, will be withdrawn from June 30, the Reserve Bank of India announced here Wednesday. ‘The coins of denomination of 25 paise and below will cease to be legal tender from June 30. These will not be accepted for exchange at bank branches from July 1, ... Read More »

Is this a good time to sell your house?

As property prices surpass 2008 peak levels, realty experts believe that a correction is possible in the next couple of quarters, especially in Mumbai and Delhi. This offers an opportunity to real estate investors to book profits. Parvinder Singh Sidhu, a Navi Mumbai-based marketing executive, concurs. Five years ago, Sidhu had bought a second home, a 750-sq-ft flat at Belapur ... Read More »

Rahman’s Oscars were bought, accuses Ismail Darbar

Mumbai: Coming as a rude shock here’s an accusation which might startle you no ends. Music composer Ismail Darbar has said that the Oscars won by music maestro AR Rahman for Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ were compromised aka ‘bought’! Retorting to the claims of Darbar, Rahman said “Oscars cannot be bought. It’s 3000 people… how can it be possible!” Without ... Read More »

16-year-old from Hyderabad youngest IIT-JEE topper

Like the past six years, IIT-Bombay zone, home to Kota, will send the largest pool of students to the Indian Institutes of Technology. Top honours, however, went to the southern zone that produced possibly the youngest-ever rank 1 – 16-year-old Prudhvitej Immadi of Hyderabad – and bagged four other slots in the top 10. Of the seven zones (sliced on the basis of ... Read More »

Mumbai: Girl secures 96% with paralysed body, gritty mind

Mumbai: For a girl who could not even hold a pencil, Priyanka D’Souza, 15, has done remarkably well to score 95.8% in her Std X ICSE exam. The student of Villa Theresa School in Breach Candy was suffering from paralysis and could not attend classes for over two hours for the past few years. Priyanka suffers from Guillain-Barre syndrome, which ... Read More »

Now petrol is dearer than jet fuel

MUMBAI: Jet fuel is cheaper than petrol now, but airlines do not appear to be in any mood to cut the fuel surcharge on tickets. With jet fuel or aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices dropping by over 2.9% and petrol prices rising by Rs 5 a litre, it’s cheaper now to fuel a jet aircraft than it is to fuel your ... Read More »

Driving licence at your doorstep from Sunday

MUMBAI: If you are staying in the western or eastern suburbs of Mumbai, from now on you will receive your driving licence and RC (registration certificate) book for new cars by Speed Post from Sunday. The Andheri and Wadala RTOs have liaisoned with the postal department and will dispatch the first lot of 2,000 licences and RC books this weekend. ... Read More »