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Monthly Archives: March 2009

April Fools’ Day: Origin and History

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it ... Read More »

Close ICL, join IPL: BCCI told Subhash Chandra

The Indian Cricket League on Tuesday sought to quash rumours about its future, saying the Twenty20 league has not gone bankrupt and will continue as scheduled. “There is no question of being bankrupt. We are committed to holding the ICL,” ... Read More »

UK introduces new visa rules for Indian students

Britain on Tuesday introduced a new visa regime for Indian and other students of non-European Union countries to prevent fraud and to provide for more stringent immigration checks. Home secretary Jacqui Smith said the new arrangements as part of Tier ... Read More »

Shilpa Shetty in talks to join Eastenders

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is in talks to join the cast of award-winning English TV soap opera ‘EastEnders’. The ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ winner, 33, has been tipped to play a member of a new Indian family later this year on ... Read More »

Mumbai School girl in Limca Book of Records

Eighteen months after swimming across the 30-km Messinikos Gulf in Greece at the tender age of eight, a schoolgirl from the city, Swapnali Yadav has earned an entry in the “Limca Book of Records” for that feat. Swapnali’s entry in ... Read More »

SC bars Sanjay Dutt from contesting Lok Sabha polls

The Supreme Court has rejected Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s plea to contest this year’s Lok Sabha polls. Dutt was to be the Samajwadi Party candidate from Lucknow. Supreme Court refused to stay his conviction in connection with the 1993 Mumbai ... Read More »

Cash withdrawal from any ATM free from Apr 1

Tomorrow onwards you need not shell out any extra money to use ATM of any bank, thanks to a directive by the Reserve Bank. Providing the much-needed relief to the common man, banks have been asked by the regulator not ... Read More »

Nationwide poll picks ‘Seven Wonders of India’

The Sun Temple, Meenakshi Temple, Khajuraho, Red Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Nalanda university and the Dholavira site were Monday named the ‘Seven Wonders of India’ after a nationwide poll. The NDTV, in association with the tourism ministry’s Incredible India campaign, announced ... Read More »

Is Pakistan a safe place to live in: Your Views

Pakistan is under attack and it’s not the first time. From the Marriott Hotel, attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team and now attack on Manawan police academy near Lahore, there were a number of stories of terrorists attack. Pakistan ... Read More »

Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2009 (PFMI2009)

Since it began, the Femina Miss India pageant has evolved considerably with the changing face of the Indian woman, global beauty and fashion trends. In the year 2007-2008 we conducted auditions across 12 major cities in India. Over and above ... Read More »

Kareena Kapoor’s bikini-fit 24×7

She wore the lovely fluorescent bikini in Tashan, and it’s time for Kareena Kapoor to show-off her body antics yet again in Kambakkht Ishq. Only this time she’ll be donned in a sexy black swimsuit. When we asked her dietician, ... Read More »