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Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:57:49 GMT

(image) Mirzya is inspired by the story of the star-crossed lovers Mirza-Sahiban, a popular folklore from Punjab.

Ajay Devgn becomes goodwill ambassador, supports women issues

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:32:00 GMT

(image) Ajay Devgn has become the goodwill ambassador for Smile Foundation, which is a national organisation that has been instrumental in supporting education for girls and women empowerment.

How to avoid Airplane acne

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:30:00 GMT

(image) It is a fact that recycled air in the aeroplane causes body to lose natural moisture leaving your skin looking lifeless leading to airplane acne.

Millennials prefer intimate weddings to grand bashes

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:30:00 GMT

(image) Things are changing now, as couples are choosing to have intimate celebrations with only a chosen few present on their special day.

Anjolie back in Mumbai with a solo after nine years

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:00:56 GMT

After a long time artist Anjolie Ela Menon is back to her, 'favourite city' with a solo show on the nuances and magic of motherhood, that opens today and will go on till December 31, at a gallery in Colaba.

Moshe wants to see the place where his parents were killed

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:56:35 GMT

He was a mere toddler orphaned at two, when his parents — Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka — were killed during the terror attack on Mumbai on 26/11 in 2008.

Mega art fair kick-starts in Mumbai today

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:42:46 GMT

Art aficionados are in for a treat as they can view 4,000 paintings, sculptures and photographs by Indian stalwarts and artists from across the globe at the India Art Festival (IAF), which starts on Thursday.

Meet India’s postcard man

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:15:48 GMT

A social activist from Pune has the data available about 49,000 villages in 10 Indian states at his fingertips. And an amazing fact is that he still communicates with the heartland’s 58 lakh rural population through postcards. 

Lesser-known myths and stories about Lord Ganesha

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 12:38:06 GMT

Of the many myths and beliefs surrounding the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular is the one in which devotees of the lovable god are advised to avoid looking at the moon during the 10 days of the festival. For doing so intentionally, will bring upon them false accusations of any kind. However, if one does happen to look at the moon unintentionally, reciting the story of the syamantaka jewel from the Puranas can help ward off trouble.

College I-Day activities go beyond flag hoisting today

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:58:57 GMT

This year, Independence Day will be celebrated with much fervour in city colleges. 

AI flies Mumbai to Newark non-stop, but without baggage!

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:28:13 GMT

For the past six days, Air India’s Boeing 777 aircraft that travels 12,500km from here to Newark in the US non-stop in over 15 hours has been forced to fly lighter because the monsoon weather conditions and obstacles near the airport would have otherwise made the takeoff roll and subsequent climb of this super heavy plane unsafe. Unknown to passengers, AI has been leaving behind a large number of checked-in bags to lighten the aircraft. In a week, 84 tonnes of luggage had been left behind.

Jail-born 85-yr-old recalls burning her foreign dress & toys

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:52:43 GMT

‘Bapu Named Me Kranti’

DK Rao acquitted in killing of Dawood aide

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:08:59 GMT

The city crime branch received a major setback when the special MCOCA court on Friday acquitted D K Rao, Umaid Ur Rahman and two other accused in the 2011 murder of Arif Bael

Chief economic advisor turns literature guide at lecture

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:15:27 GMT

On a day when rupee keeled over and went under the 65-to-the-dollar psychological mark, Arvind Subramanian refused to talk about it. Instead, the chief economic advisor focused on what Conrad, Naipaul and Giuseppe Di Lampedusa had to say about the wealth of nations, and ended up giving a master class on ‘How literature can help in our understanding of economic development’.

Prison superintendent trying to push me to suicide, says Salem

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:05:58 GMT

In reply to a complaint filed by the Taloja jail superintendent, gangster Abu Salem told a special TADA court on Friday he was being harassed by the cop to push him to suicide. Salem said he was issued death threats by the superintendent.

HC upholds two entry levels for RTE admissions

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:47:10 GMT

The Bombay high court on Friday upheld the state’s rule that specifies two entry levels—one at the pre primary and the second one at Class 1—for admissions under the 25% Right To Education quota in private schools. A division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta and Justice Vijay Achliya asked the state to set up an advisory council and a grievance mechanism.

Dead whale washed ashore buried

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:50:44 GMT

The 15-ft-long dead whale, which had been washed ashore in Alibaug on Thursday, has been buried by forest officials after taking its tissue sample for future reference. The chief conservator of forests (mangrove cell), N Vasudevan, told TOI: “The whale was highly decomposed and only its ventral side was visible. We could not identify its species. Its tissue has been taken for study.”

Legal metrology department to check underground tanks at petrol pumps

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:33:47 GMT

The legal metrology department plans to calibrate underground petrol and diesel tanks at all pumps in the city.

Court directs fresh hearing in cricket academy plot row

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:41:50 GMT

The Bombay high court on Friday directed a fresh hearing to decide whether allotment of a “valuable” plot in Bandra (E) could have been made to a cricket academy with which former cricketers Sandeep Patil and Diana Edulji had no connection.

Ex MET chairman to take his complaint against Bhujbal to SIT

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:38:39 GMT

The Bombay High Court on Friday said that a former chairman of Mumbai Educational Trust (MET), could take his complaint of alleged misappropriation of funds by NCP leader and former state minister Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members before a Special Investigation Team (SIT).