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  • The slumdog policemen of Mumbai 30-08-2012 03:35 PM

    Mumbai: With no leads in the cases of rape and murder of minor girls at Cuffe Parade, local cops have turned the slum pockets in the area into their home base. Undercover police officers attached to the local arms unit have been asked to stay inside hutments in order to...
  • Pune University provides hostel to NE students 29-08-2012 04:09 PM

    Pune: Two weeks after students from the Northeastern states left the city in the wake of a panic-driven exodus, the University of Pune (UoP) has stepped forward with a helping hand. In a welcome initiative, the varsity has started accommodating insecure North-East students in the varsity's hostel. Last week four...
  • Smugglers using Mumbai as transit point for drugs 29-08-2012 03:48 PM

    Mumbai: An international plot to smuggle amphetamine tablets with Mumbai as the conduit has come to light after agencies investigating the drug haul have unearthed chilling details. Based on the evidence " phone call details and text messages " recovered from the South African woman, who was caught with the...
  • Mumbai: Student dies after falling from college 29-08-2012 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: A 16-year-old college student died after allegedly falling from the third floor of his college building in JVPD on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased, identified as Prasad Bagadia, sustained critical injuries as a result of the fall and later died on the operating table at Nanavati Hospital. College authorities informed...
  • Mumbai's most wanted: 1 down, 1 to go 29-08-2012 02:35 PM

    Mumbai: One of the vandals who levelled a blow on the citys pride on August 11 has finally been apprehended. Another is still on the run. Unit X of Mumbai Crime Branch has managed to arrest the 19-year-old who allegedly desecrated the Amar Jawan memorial during the August 11 riots...
  • Aila, I look like Sachin: Priyanka Chopra 29-08-2012 12:32 PM

    Mumbai: In Anurag Basu's next film, Priyanka Chopra plays an autistic young woman. To look her part, PC had to be given quite a different look from her usual self. However after her hair was re-done, the actress thought she looked exactly like Sachin Tendulkar. Anurag explains, "To prep up...
  • SaifKareena's wedding in Mumbai and Delhi 29-08-2012 12:03 PM

    Mumbai: It looks like finally we have some consolidated news on Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoors impending nuptials. And whats not to believe, considering that it has come straight from the Pataudi stable! The wedding will now apparently happen in two stages, with an actual ceremony in Delhi followed...
  • 'Ek Tha Tiger' is an absolute bore: Ranveer Singh 29-08-2012 11:52 AM

    Mumbai: Ranveer Singh may be just two-movies old in the film industry and still not deciphered the code to be successful. But he surely has learnt how to stay in news all the time: By being controversial. And the youngster whose next film Lootera is set to launch in 2013...
  • Mumbai's rendezvous with pleasant weather to continue 28-08-2012 05:24 PM

    Mumbai: With heavy showers bringing respite to heat-stricken Mumbaikars, the Meteorological department is expecting the pleasing weather to continue. According to Met department officials, the presence of an offshore trough in the west coast brought in heavy showers to city yesterday, and with the trough getting stronger, the city can...
  • Prof falls prey to 'Nigerian fraud', loses Rs 11.5 Lakh 28-08-2012 05:12 PM

    Mumbai: A 43-year-old woman professor at a city college has become the latest victim of the Nigerian fraud, losing around Rs 11.50 lakh to cheats who sent her an email stating she had won $8,50,000 under an ICC World Cup Mobile Lucky Draw. The city cyber cell said that they...
  • Pune airport gets night vision 28-08-2012 05:00 PM

    Pune: The Lohegaon airport authorities recently procured night vision goggles to beef up security on the airport premises and keep an eye on trespassers. The airport officials had been demanding these goggles for the last two years. In order to upgrade security, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) approved the...
  • Mumbai: What is making MP Priya Dutt angry? 28-08-2012 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: The familiar 1.2-km long nullah flowing underneath railway tracks on the Bandra-Khar stretch of the Western Railway network is making MP Priya Dutt see red. And shes not alone in her fury. Every monsoon, the shallow nullah 24-25, which has its final outfall in the Chamdavadi nullah, routinely inundates...
  • Mumbai has enough water to last 260 days 28-08-2012 04:13 PM

    Mumbai: After a somewhat arid July and a mildly hot August, the rain gods finally showered their blessings on the city, providing it relief with some much-needed heavy showers yesterday. With the weather patterns finally shifting, our lakes are re-filling, bringing delight to civic officials and residents of our parched...
  • Mumbai: 'Cop with a rose' is mentally stable 27-08-2012 04:51 PM

    Mumbai: Constable Pramod Tawde, who is facing a departmental inquiry for offering a flower to MNS chief Raj Thackeray last Tuesday, has been assessed and certified as mentally fit by medical experts. MiD DAY had reported on Tawdes controversial gesture of gratitude last week. According to sources in the Byculla...
  • Pune: Underage drinking party busted 27-08-2012 04:42 PM

    Pune: After receiving several complaints from parents of teenagers about their children attending parties where alcoholic drinks flow freely, the Social Security Cell of the police on Saturday night busted a booze binge at a well-known lounge in Koregaon Park and found 700 to 800 underage partygoers. The police said...
  • Why RGV dropped Nathalia Kaur from his next film 27-08-2012 02:14 PM

    Mumbai: Word is that Ram Gopal Varmas relationship with his muse Nathalia Kaur has ended. And now we hear that the filmmaker has gone ahead and dropped her from his upcoming film after coming to know that she could soon be tying the knot with someone else. Ramu was apparently...
  • SRK's next film's title to be announced on Sep 27 27-08-2012 01:53 PM

    Mumbai: Yash Chopras 80th birthday is coming up on September 27. And what better way to celebrate his return to direction after a long gap. Buzz is that a huge bash is being organised where the filmmaker will be launching the first theatrical promo of his yet untitled film along...
  • Photos of woman's headless body put husband in ICU 27-08-2012 01:42 PM

    Mumbai: Investigations by Unit XI of Crime Branch into the murder of a 32-year-old woman have hit a hurdle after the husband - a key suspect - had to be admitted to ICU after being shown photographs of the victim's headless corpse. The body was found at Malwani no 8...
  • Catrina Lopez to make acting debut and more 27-08-2012 12:45 PM

    Mumbai: Catrina now features opposite TV actor Abhay Vakil in a film directed and produced by Sidharth Sharma. Catrina will be seen in a corporate avatar and Sidharth apparently has insisted that she go deglam for the role. Pooja Bhatt wants to revive 'Cabaret' Actress-turned-filmmaker is keen to revive her...
  • Pune: The Army officer who wouldn't retire hurt 24-08-2012 04:08 PM

    Pune: In the summer of 1999, Lt Col (Dr) Samir Rawat was injured in the right leg while fighting against the Pakistan Army in Ladakh during the Kargil war. It was a serious knee injury that put an end to his active soldiering career, but the die-hard Rawat never let...
  • Mumbai: Law finally catches up with Omie Kalani 24-08-2012 04:03 PM

    Mumbai: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials on Thursday arrested Omie Kalani, son of criminal-turned-politician Pappu Kalani in a case of alleged threat and assault on a person. Cops produced Omie, and his associates Manoj Lasi and Rahul Gurnani in Ulhasnagar court where they were then remanded in police custody...
  • Mumbai: Woman cons Customs by posing as poor tourist 24-08-2012 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: The 60-year-old lady, who was intercepted with two kg of cocaine at Mumbai airport on Wednesday morning, had fooled the officials at Mumbai airport during her last visit on July 1, agencies suspect. According to sources, the Vietnamese national Ly Loegsle (64), who on Wednesday was arrested with two-kg...
  • Minissha Lamba throws a fit over bikini shoot 24-08-2012 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: Donning a teeny-weeny bikini is not a tough task for Minissha Lamba. After all, she wore one in her film 'Kidnap'. However, for a photo shoot recently where she was supposed to sport a bikini, the actress allegedly almost changed her mind at the last moment. Our source present...
  • TV actors Gaurav Chopra and Mouni Roy break up 23-08-2012 05:03 PM

    Mumbai: The latest buzz from the small screen world is that Gaurav Chopra and Mouni Roy have split. Though their friends were expecting them to tie the knot, the couple has called it quits. Says a source, "Their common friends are aware that it is over between them. There are...
  • Mumbai: Dear Mr Azmi, this cheque will bounce 23-08-2012 04:18 PM

    Mumbai: Find Bangladeshis, get Rs 2 crore. That was Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Asim Azmis singular challenge to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday. While blaming illegal immigrants to the city for the August 11 violence at Azad Maidan, Raj had alleged during his rally on...
  • Zarine Khan to sign a Hollywood film? 23-08-2012 12:49 PM

    Mumbai: It appears that Zarine Khan might just be Hollywood-bound! Buzz is that the starlet is the latest from B-Town who has been approached by Daniel Silva for his film 'Chimera', based on his bestseller novel 'The Falling Angel'. Says a source, "Zarine got a call from the filmmakers last...
  • Soha Ali Khan all set for her TV debut 23-08-2012 12:46 PM

    Mumbai: Soha Ali Khan will now be seen in a lifestyle reality show with Aki Narula. Nominated by a friend or a family member Soha and Aki will do style interventions on unsuspecting style victims. The experts on the show will take the participant under their wing to give a...
  • Aamir or Shah Rukh: Tough choice for Katrina 23-08-2012 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: Even as Aamir reportedly wants her in Chicago and Shah Rukh expects her to remain in Ladakh, Katrina is busy prepping herself to pull off some mean stunts. The actress, who will be required to be in the best of shape for the action flick, had her fair share...