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Mumbai selected as host city, CSIA as host airport for Routes Asia 2013

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Mumbai has been selected as the host city and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) as the host airport for Routes Asia 2013 that will bring representatives of the airline, airport and tourism industry together to explore opportunities for airline route development.

"We are pleased to note that CSIA has been selected as the host airport for Routes Asia 2013," said Mr.G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director, Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) and Vice Chairman GVK.

"This is noteworthy because, besides being one of the busiest airports in South Asia, CSIA has also emerged as one of the most significant aviation hubs in the region, given both the increase in passenger traffic and number of carriers flying to Mumbai.

American artist Carmel Berkson donates 38 sculptures to NGMA

Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja at the handing over and accessioning ceremony of sculptures by American artist Carmel Berkson, in Mumbai on October 7, 2011.
Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja at the handing over and accessioning ceremony of sculptures by American artist Carmel Berkson, in Mumbai on October 7, 2011.

Renowned American scholar and artist Carmel Berkson has donated as many as 38 sculptures to the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) for its permanent collection.

The artist, who has been honoured by the Government with the Padma Shri, personally handed over the works to the NGMA at a ceremony in Mumbai yesterday evening.

Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja formally accepted the collection on behalf of NGMA and the Government of India.

"This is a proud moment to accept the sculptures from the great artist and researcher Ms. Carmel Berkson," Ms Selja said on the occasion.

Bachchans at Mata Ki Chowki at Sanjay Dutt's residence in Mumbai

Bollywood actor couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan with daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the Mata Ki Chowki at actor Sanjay Dutt’s residence in Mumbai on the night of October 3, 2011. UNI PHOTO

Bollywood actor couple  Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan with daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the Mata Ki Chowki at actor Sanjay Dutt's residence in Mumbai on the night of October 3, 2011. UNI PHOTO

Bollywood actor couple Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan with daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the Mata Ki Chowki at actor Sanjay Dutt's residence in Mumbai on the night of October 3, 2011. UNI PHOTO

Actor Fardeen Khan pleads not guilty in narcotics case

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Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan today pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him in a narcotics case.

NCPA to host first-ever jazz music festival in Mumbai from Oct 14-16

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will host its first annual international jazz festival, NCPA JazzMatazz, here from October 14-16 and feature performances by some legendary stars.

Magsaysay winner Neelima Mishra granted US visa

The United States consulate here today granted a US visa to Neelima Mishra, Magsaysay Award winner for social work, after rejecting it earlier on grounds of her not being financially well-off.

Commuters suffer as 5,000 autorickshaws off roads in Mumbai

At least 5,000 autorickshaws were off the roads today in the city's suburban areas, leading to a rush in the BEST buses as office-goers faced an uphill task in reaching offices in time.

Police play spoilsport at Deepika's housewarming bash

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Police played spoilsport at Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s housewarming party at Prabhadevi in central Mumbai when they stopped loud music being played, leading to an abrupt end of the celebrations.

Irishman found dead on pavement in Mumbai

A 58-year-old Irish national was found dead on a pavement near the Crawford market in South Mumbai, police said.

The man, identified as Thomas Pele Bolmer, was found lying unconscious by police yesterday and rushed to the nearby St George hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Police have informed the Irish consulate about Bolmer's death.

He had come to the city on September 27 and was staying in a hotel at Colaba.

Police suspect no foul play and are awaiting the autopsy report.

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PM says good transport infrastructure critical for development, inclusive growth

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said a good transport infrastructure was critical not only for increasing the pace of the country's economic development but also for making its growth processes more inclusive.

Man from Bahrain held with undeclared gold worth Rs 1.2 crore

The Customs Department arrested a man for carrying undeclared gold worth Rs 1.2 crore at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on his arrival from Bahrain.

The accused Martez Khan was intercepted at the green channel yesterday. The 4.8 kgs of gold was found in two electric kettles and a blanket, the officials said.

Customs officials suspect he was a carrier and further investigations were on, officials said.

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Sachin Tendulkar moves into his dream house in Mumbai

India's star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar today shifted into his dream home at Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra, saying it was an emotional moment for him.


Ranbir Kapoor celebrates birthday with friends and family

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Bollywood heart-throb Ranbir Kapoor, who turned 29 today, ushered in his birthday with close friends and family at his Pali Hill residence at suburban Bandra in the wee hours.

Film-maker Surinder Kapoor, father of Anil Kapoor, passes away

Film-maker Surinder Kapoor, father of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor and film producer Boney Kapoor, died here yesterday.


Kapoor, who was a relative of late film-maker and actor Raj Kapoor, died yesterday after a cardic arrest. He was 86.


He had gone for walk and suffered the cardiac arrest on his return.


Kapoor started his carrer as assistant to K Asif, producer of Mughal-e-Azam, and was secretary to late Geeta Bali, the first wife of Shammi Kapoor. Later he beacame a producer and produced films like Pukar, Woh Sat Din and No Entry.


He is survived by his wife, three sons and grand children.


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Singer Jagjit Singh's condition stable but critical: Doctors

File photo of Jagjit Singh.
File photo of Jagjit Singh.

The condition of renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, who underwent surgery in the Lilavati Hospital after he suffered brain haemorrhage, is stable but critical, hospital authorities said today.

The 71-year-old Singh was put on life support system and ventilator following the emergency surgery late last night.

His wife Chitra Singh is with him in hospital.

Singh has been suffering from high blood pressure for the past few years.

The veteran singer was to perform at a concert with the famed Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali at Shanmukhananda Auditorium here last evening, but his show was cancelled after he suffered brain haemorrhage.

In January 1998, Singh had suffered a heart attack. In October 2007, he was hospitalised following blood circulation problems.

Known as the "Ghazal King" of India, Jagjit Singh and Chitra are considered the pioneers of modern ghazal singing in the country.

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Paris Hilton unveils collection of handbags, accessories in India

Fashion icon Paris Hilton formally unveiled her collection of handbags and accessories here today.

Ra-One Promotional

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan performing on a song from his film "Ra-one" during a promotional event, in Mumbai on September 23, 2011. UNI PHOTO
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan performing on a song from his film
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan performing on a song from his film "Ra-one" during a promotional event, in Mumbai on September 23, 2011. UNI PHOTO

Man, son killed in road mishap in Mumbai

A 31-year-old man and his 5-year-old son were killed and his wife injured when their motorcycle was hit from behind by a 10-wheeler container truck at Mankhurd in north-east Mumbai, police said today.

Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh hospitalised in Mumbai

File photo of Jagjit Singh.
File photo of Jagjit Singh.

Acclaimed ghazal singer Jagjit Singh was admitted today to Lilavati Hospital in the western suburb of Bandra in Mumbai after he suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Doctors there performed a life-saving surgery on him, hospital sources said.

According to doctors, the singer's history of heart ailment might have triggered the haemorrhage.

Singh (70) is under observation and is stated to be in critical condition, they said.

In January 1998, he had suffered a heart attack. In October 2007, he was hospitalised following blood circulation problems.

Jagjit Singh is married to singer Chitra Singh. Their only son, Vivek, died in a road accident in the early 1990s.

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Chennai Super Kings start favourites against Mumbai Indians in CLT20

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings(CSK) will start as favourites when they on injury-hit Mumbai Indians in the Nokia Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) match at the M A Chidambaram stadium here tomorrow.

Promotion of "Tell Me O Khuda"

Bollywood actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini with their daughter Esha Deol during the promotion of their film "Tell Me O Khuda" in Mumbai on the night of September 23, 2011. UNI PHOTO
Bollywood actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini with their daughter Esha Deol during the promotion of their film
Bollywood actors Dharmendra and Hema Malini with their daughter Esha Deol during the promotion of their film "Tell Me O Khuda" in Mumbai on the night of September 23, 2011. UNI PHOTO

Mumbai Indians permitted to field 5 overseas players in CLT20

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The Champions League Twenty20 governing council has approved injury-hit Mumbai Indians to field five overseas players when they take the field in the tournament.

Noted lawyer Raju Ramachandran to defend 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab

The Supreme Court today appointed eminent lawyer Raju Ramachandran to defend Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving Pakistani terrorist involved in the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.


Kasab has filed an appeal against the Bombay High Court judgement confirming death sentence awarded to him by the trial court.


As per the procedure, Kasab shall not be hanged till the final disposal of his appeal by the apex court.


Even after the disposal of his appeal Kasab can delay his hanging by filing a review petition , curative petition and finally mercy petition before the President of India.


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Doctor, driver trapped for accepting bribe in Mumbai

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a doctor and his driver while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 3000 for issuing certificate of vaccination for yellow fever to a person for travelling to South Africa at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here early today.

4 industrial workers die in gas leakage in Tarapur near Mumbai

Four industrial workers died in a gas leakage at a unit in the Tarapur Industial Estate late tonight, reports reaching the district headquarters said.


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