SPA

  • Force India bag five points from Spa after Kevin Magnussen penalty August 24, 2014

    Spa: Force India gained from Kevin Magnussen's postrace 20 seconds penalty with their drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg promoted a place to be classified as eighth and 10th respectively at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Though the penalty for the McLaren driver was not enough for Force India to...
  • Kapur, Chowrasia, Bhullar make the cut in Denmark tourney August 16, 2014

    Aalborg, Denmark: Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia shot contrasting rounds to make the midway cut at the Made in Denmark golf tournament here. Kapur carded a bogeyfree 68 with three birdies, all between 10th and 12th, while Chowrasia had two birdies and two bogeys for his 71. Chowrasia had two birdies...
  • Competitors indulging in flesh trade leave Goa spas worried July 15, 2014

    Panaji: Salon and spa owners in Goa are facing prospects of a shutdown due to increasing presence of dubious and unregistered competitors which are doubling up as prostitution dens in the state. "Unfortunately, salons and spas have become the favourite disguise for brothels and other illicit activities. The establishment of a...
  • India aims to recover 228 million euros in Finmeccanica bank guarantees May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India will move to recover bank guarantees from an aborted 560millioneuro helicopter deal with Italy's Finmeccanica, the defence ministry said, after an Italian court lifted a freeze on 228 million euros held with European banks. New Delhi scrapped the deal with Finmeccanica's AgustaWestland unit in January, after graft allegations...
  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in MarchApril November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the year 2013 nears its end, we give you an insight into Bollywood films both the hits and misses at the box office. While many films were trashed by critics, there have been a few that proved lucky for the industry and raked in the moolah....
  • Fernando Alonso sees Ferrari progress despite setback August 25, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso saw a silver lining in the rain clouds over the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday despite qualifying only ninth. The Spaniard was fastest in the first phase of a rain-hit qualifying and second in the next but suffered when it mattered most after being caught out...
  • Hugh Jackman walks around a spa naked while filming a new movie July 17, 2013

    London: Actor Hugh Jackman offended the locals when he stripped down at a spa while filming his latest movie 'The Wolverine' in Japan. Jackman, 44, was shooting for his upcoming movie 'The Wolverine' when he decided to take some time off to unwind and went to a spa, reported Sun online. "I...
  • 'Sona Spa' review: You can't be indifferent to this story March 23, 2013

    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Ahana Kumrah, Shruti Vyas Director: Makarand Despande Rating: 3 out of 5 These women sleep for you. Not with you. These are not street walkers. They are sleep workers, who sleep for you when you are busy. Welcome to Makarand Despande's amazing world of whatif possibilities. The hypnotic hypothesis...
  • Friday Release 'Sona Spa': You can buy sleep here March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor-director Makarand Deshpande says it is more important to put his heart into whatever he does, instead of doing anything with an intent to make a lot of money. Deshpande has now come up with his new film 'Sona Spa'. "I am very happy the kind of films I...
  • Making Rs 100 cr films is not my ambition: Makarand Deshpande March 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-director Makarand Deshpande says it is more important to put his heart into whatever he does, instead of doing it with an intent to make crores of rupees. Deshpande is currently gearing up for his film 'Sona Spa'. "I am very happy the kind of films I am doing these days....
  • Bribes necessary part of business, says Berlusconi February 15, 2013

    London: Defending Finmeccanica SpA's jailed exchief executive officer Giuseppe Orsi, Italy's threetime former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today said bribes are a necessary part of doing business globally. "Bribes are a phenomenon that exists and it's useless to deny the existence of these necessary situations," Berlusconi said in a televised interview. ...
  • Bribes a part of doing business globally: Berlusconi February 14, 2013

    London: Defending Finmeccanica SpA's jailed exchief executive officer Giuseppe Orsi, Italy's threetime former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday said bribes are a necessary part of doing business globally. "Bribes are a phenomenon that exists and it's useless to deny the existence of these necessary situations," Berlusconi said in a...
  • Finmeccanica's head arrested following corruption probe February 12, 2013

    Milan: Italian police arrested the head of Italian statecontrolled defence group Finmeccanica SpA on February 12 in a corruption probe centred on the sale of helicopters to the Indian government, a judicial source said. Finmeccanica Chief Executive and Chairman Giuseppe Orsi was arrested for alleged bribes paid to secure the...
  • Naseeruddin Shah: I am not a good filmmaker January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who made his directorial debut in 2006 with box office dud 'Yun Hota To Kya Hota', says he would like to remake his film to overcome the disappointment. The film, starring his son Imaad, Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Irrfan Khan, Ayesha Takia and his...
  • 'Sona Spa' First Look: You can buy your sleep January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The first look of 'Sona Spa' has been released. Film journalist and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the first poster of the film. Directed by Makrand Deshpande, the film stars Naseeruddin Shah in the lead role. The film is about the people who are deprived of a good...
  • Button takes pole position for Belgian GP September 1, 2012

    Spa, Belgium: British driver Jenson Button will start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing fastest in Saturday's qualifying, with defending champion Sebastian Vettel in 11th. Button overcame balance problems to take his first pole of the season, the eighth of his career, and his first for McLaren. "It's...
  • After nightclubs, now spas on Mumbai cops' radar July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Instead of the usual targets of nightclubs or restaurants, this time it was a spa whose owner was allegedly abused by the police, while her shop was vandalised in broad daylight. In a complaint addressed to the API, DCP and the Sr PI, Deepika Sonawne, owner of S7 Spa in...
  • Mumbai moral policeman raids massage parlour June 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai's controversial top policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble raided a massage parlour in the eastern suburb of Powai. Seven girls were rescued and sent for medical examinations. The parlour owner was arrested for allegedly running a prostitution racket. For months, Dhoble has been on the warpath, making headlines for raiding and...
  • Why are civic body officers visiting Mumbai spas? January 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Medical officers from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are busy spending their time at spas, wellness and ayurveda centres. But for those who think the officials are merely relaxing, they are mistaken. They are carrying out a survey of the various spas, naturopathy, ayurvedic centers and wellness clinics mushrooming...
  • Men, boomers fuel growth in spa industry August 23, 2011

    New York: The spa industry is booming, particularly in China and India, as more men and aging boomers seek pain relief as well as relaxing and luxury treatments, including $1,250 facials. Massage is still the most popular request, but people with deep pockets can opt for pricier treatments such as the...
  • LVMH to buy Italian jeweler Bulgari March 7, 2011

    Paris: French fashion colossus LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is adding another jewel to its crown. The Parisbased holding company behind luxury brands Christian Dior gowns, Dom Perignon champagne and Guerlain perfume has agreed to buy Romebased jeweler Bulgari SpA in a cashandshares deal worth euro4.3 billion ($ 6 billion). The...
  • Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas February 15, 2011

    Jakarta: Indonesian women are splashing out on treatments at spas aimed at meeting Islamic values, including paying for special headscarf styling, as affluence rises in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Around 90 percent of Indonesians are Muslim, though the country is officially secular. The majority are traditionally moderate, but some...
  • Royal treat for Charles' wife at Bangalore spa September 29, 2010

    Bangalore: Prince Charles' wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is being given some truly royal treatment at a spa on the outskirts of Bangalore. Apart from Ayurveda and naturopathy therapies, she will also get to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. The 63yearold checked into the Soukya Holistic Health & Ayurveda...
  • Watch: Fish pedicure, a new spa concept January 5, 2010

    Mumbai: The Garra Rufa fish, which is over 2 centimeters long, is used as a pedicure treatment in the major cities of India. They are seem quite harmless until a ripple on the surface of their small habitat alerts them that their prey is near. ...
  • Watch: Forget eye strain, try spa for eyes October 26, 2009

    Some people are hoping to make eye strain a thing of the past. ...
  • Mallya ecstatic on win, says he delivered as promised August 31, 2009

    New Delhi: A huge weight off Force India's back, team chairman Vijay Mallya on Sunday said the Formula One outfit has actually delivered on its promise of a podium finish one year before the 2010 deadline it had set. "If you remember, we had promised to be among points in 2009...
  • Shilpa Shetty expands business, adds spas to list March 4, 2009

    Mumbai: She's got a perfume in her name, a cricket team and now Shilpa Shetty is also all set to dabble in Spas! Miss Shetty is now a joint partner with the IOSIS chain of spas in Mumbai. CNNIBN's Manisha Mahaldar spoke to Shilpa about her business ventures and also...
  • Spa splendour: Rejuvenate your senses this weekend January 2, 2009

    A chilli winter morning, a newspaper and a cup of coffee smells like the perfect weekend. So I decided to stir a little bit of spunk to an otherwise mundane weekend. I decided to head to The Lalit (formerly known as the InterContinental, The Grand) for a rejuvenating experience...
  • MPs wave aside recession, want their own gym, spa December 18, 2008

    New Delhi: It's a financial crisis but our MPs aren't feeling the crunch, so much as the need to unwind. A stone's throw away from the parliament, politicians of all shades can cool their heels at the Constitution Club on Rafi Marg. The club is now getting a facelift and...
  • Stressed execs, try some soul therapy November 13, 2008

    Feeling blue? Is the universe conspiring to put your spirits down? Before author Paulo Coelho can advice you to wait it out while the universe works hard to restore your happiness back, these simple quickfixes for the soul will help you find your tao. Soul booster # 1 Spend time among nature...