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MUMBAI – A critic of the award-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has named stray dogs after those involved in the film to protest against the title.
Nicholas Almeida, a social activist and slum dweller himself, has filed a complaint in a local court against director Danny Boyle, producer Christian Colson and the distributor, saying the film's title was damaging and discriminating.
RAJKOT: Gajanand Dhumad is determined never to look front! Literally. This 42-year-old auto garage mechanic from Vadodara is itching for a place in Guinness Book, by driving 16,000 km in a Maruti 800 car, that too in reverse gear. Read more.....................Rajkot man geared up for Guinness
A father in Orissa chained his apparently insane adult son for nearly 10 years because he was poor and could not pay for the treatment, a media report said. Read more....................Orissa man chained for 10 years
AHMEDABAD: Traffic came to a standstill at the busy Nehru Bridge crossroads on Thursday afternoon. The reason: a drunk traffic cop! Read full story at TOI....................Drunk traffic cop causes chaos
A Pakistani national, who had come to pursue a course in production from Whistling Woods International Institute in Mumbai, was beaten up at a Malad mall last week for sporting a tattoo in Urdu on her back. The incident scared the girl so much that she left for Pakistan on Friday.
Saba Najam, 22, was roughed up at Hypercity Mall in Malad last Monday after some people spotted a tattoo in Urdu on her back. The incident took place at around 8.30 pm when Saba had gone to the washroom of the mall. Read more....................................Pak girl beaten up for sporting tattoo in Urdu
Dressed in bright clothes, 50 couples renewed their vows in the lawns of the royal Taj Rambagh Palace here as part of an entertainment channel's attempt to promote its new show.
Building on the premise of their newly launched show 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', which is based on the concept of falling in love after an arranged marriage, STAR Plus held a countrywide contest among over 1,000 married couples to test the strength of their bond. Read More..................Fifty couples renew marital vows in splendour to promote TV show
JALANDHAR (Punjab - India): Want to seek greener pastures abroad? Come to a gurudwara here and offer a plane and who knows your wish might get fulfilled.
This may sound strange but Punjabi youths, especially from the Doaba region, have been thronging the Gurudwara Sant Baba Nihal Singh Ji Shaheedan in Talhan to offer toy planes so that their wishes of going abroad and getting lucrative jobs are fulfilled.
Jamshedpur: No monkey business this. The sudden death of two monkeys after fall from trees in two districts of Jharkhand generated mass symapthy culminating in decisions to build temples of the Lord Hanuman in their memory. Read more....................Monkey deaths leads to building of temples
The daily rituals at 12th century Jagannath Temple in Orissa's Puri city were delayed for over six hours after a foreigner allegedly entered into the temple premises - an act seen as defiling the premises. Read more.............................Orissa temple performs purification after foreigner's visit
PANAJI: Imagine a situation where you eat throughout the night and are not even aware of it. That's what happened to a 45-year-old businessman in Goa, whose "unexpected and bizarre" eating behaviour while sleep walking (somnambulistic state) has been reported in a medical journal. Read more........................................Drug makes man eat in sleep
BIJNOR: In a horrific incident, a 30-year-old man allegedly hacked his mother to death when she failed serve him food on time, police said. Read more.................Son kills mother over delay in lunch
KOLLAM (KERALA): It looks like the police in Kerala will have to add the skill of bull-fighting to their repertoire. For a four-member team of Kerala police, a mission to nab an elusive criminal here turned out to be an impromptu 'jallikattu' as the accused let loose his fighting bull against them in a bid to escape. Read more..............................Wanted man unleashes fighter bull on policemen
Punjab: Hundreds of Munnabhai's have attained MBBS degrees in Punjab in the past few years, with assistance from nine gangs. The Punjab Police identified 35 persons who provided assured seats in medical colleges to students. Read more............Punjab students take Munnabhai route to MBBS
MUMBAI: An estate agent from Gujarat was arrested after he stole 24 expensive new bicycles from Andheri and Vile Parle in the past six months. Ashiq Aslam Khan (24) used to sell the bikes at throwaway rates to waiters and splurge the money earned on branded clothes and shoes for himself and his wife. He would then return to Gujarat to avoid getting caught by the Mumbai police. Read more.............Bicycle thief with a yen for branded clothes
Allahabad: Three members of a family were shot dead allegedly by their neighbour following a tiff over the continuous barking of the latter's pet dog this morning, police said. Read more...............Enraged man kills three neighbour's
JAIPUR: When family pressure did not permit them to be together, they decided to unite in death. In an incident that shocked local residents, two young lovers — a student and a BPO employee — allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in the city on Tuesday evening. Read more...............Lovers end life on railway track
PATNA - Gangsters, murderers and other hardened criminals imprisoned in an eastern Indian state are being played soothing classical music daily to help soften them up. Read more...............Music to soothe the criminal soul
NAGPUR: She’s a first year BA student. She wants to become a lawyer. And she’s 80 years old.
For every student who bunks college and thinks studies are a drag, Shakuntala Gote is a call for action. Pursuing her bachelor of arts from Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU), the octogenarian wishes to study her bachelor of law (LLB) course from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Law College. Read more........................Nagpur: 80-yr-old wants to do LLB
Patna: In the drive to make Bihar a crime-free state, the police have sought divine intervention by performing special prayers at the railway stations to prevent any wrongdoing in trains. Read more......................Bihar cops seek help to curb crimes
Bangalore : It was a day the Highgrounds police wouldn't mind forgetting. Three policemen from the station, in their bid to nab a thief, were instead robbed of their valuables. Three others were arrested by J B Nagar police for alleged involvement in a theft case. Read More................................Cops robbed of their valuables
Ranchi: Teenaged Puja wished to study further to become a doctor - but her alcoholic father wanted her to start earning for his daily tipple. The angry Dhanbad resident Sunday poured boiling water over his daughter hoping to bring her round.According to media reports Monday, Ratan Prasad asked his 14-year-old daughter Puja to quit her studies as he wanted her to start earning for the family. Prasad is unemployed for the past several years. Read More...............Man pours boiling water on daughter in Jharkhand
Nawadih (Jharkhand): Ever heard of paying Rs5 to recharge a mobile phone battery? Welcome to Nawadih village, which falls under Jharkhand’s Tamar constituency from where chief minister Shibu Soren is seeking to enter the state assembly—the locals here have to pay up each time their cell phones run out of charge.
“What can we do? This is our fate. As there is no electricity in the village, most of us use solar power for energy requirement, and some of us make a living by recharging cells (of mobile phones),” says D. Pramanik, a resident of Nawadih. Read more.....................Here you have to pay Rs 5 to get your mobile cell recharged
Patna: Teachers of a school in Bihar's Gaya district burnt books meant to be distributed among students to keep themselves warm on a chilly winter day, angering villagers.
The shocking incident came to light when students of the government middle school at Pariya Bazaar in Gaya, about 100 km from here, told their parents and relatives, police officials said on Monday. Read more.................................Teachers burn books to keep warm in winter
An eight-year-old Indian boy, who teaches adult students computer-generated animated film at Dehra Dun's College of Interactive arts, has applied to Guinness World Records to recognise his achievement.
Ahmedabad - An Indian couple exchanged wedding vows over the telephone after the bridegroom could not make it to the ceremony due to Hindu-Muslim clashes in the bride's city.
The long-distance marriage was solemnised on Friday as a curfew and army patrols in the western Indian city of Vadodara prevented 21-year-old Sufiyan Agarbatiwala from reaching the bride's house there. Read more...................Bride and groom say their vows over the phone
TIRUPATI: In a shocking incident, a man killed his two children suspecting his wife's fidelity. The bodies were found floating in an agricultural well in Renigunta near Tirupati. Read more.....................Father throws two children into well
A teacher who blinded a girl by inserting a pin into one of her eyes in central India will be charged with attempted murder, officials said today.
Police in the state of Chhattisgarh said the school teacher used a pin to prick the 6-year-old girl's right eye after she failed to answer a question in class. Read more...................Indian girl blinded for not answering in class
A Dalit woman was refused water from a handpump, her family beaten up by upper caste people and an infant daughter killed in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, a police officer said Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday in Bhadroni village of Shivpuri district, where caste wars are not too uncommon. Read more...................Infant Dalit girl killed, family attacked over drawing water
NAGPUR: A teenaged girl thrashed her 35-year-old boyfriend inside the court for disowning her after forcing her to abort the foetus.
The girl chased the boy in filmy style, dragged and beat him using choicest expletives. The cops on the spot rescued the boy and took him to the main gate of the court from where he fled in his car. Read more..............................Girl abuses, beats up boyfriend in HC
Bangalore: More than three pimples and you’re grounded. On Monday, a few Air India flight attendants were grounded because they were overweight, but airlines ground attendants for less. Read more......................Even pimples can ground you
LUCKNOW: Typing the word 'talaq' on an SMS which may not be "sent" or uttering the words 'talaq' thrice even under influence of alcohol or in a fit of rage amounts to separation under the sharia. Darul Uloom-Deoband recently issued a fatwa on three issues contrary to the common belief that the state of intoxication or anger or not communicating the decision of 'talaq' to the partner did not amount to divorce in Islam. Read more........................Talaq uttered in drunken state valid: Darul Uloom
CHANDIGARH: Had the Municipal Corporation constructed a dog pound in the city, district and sessions judge KK Garg would not have had to suffer a nightmare after he was bitten by a stray mongrel on Monday. The dog died immediately after the incident. Worryingly, doctors say this could be a symptom of rabies. Read more......................Dog dies after biting judge, docs suspect rabies
NAGPUR: Life ended cruelly and prematurely for 11-year-old Pallavi Uchitkar. An ace student of Sindhu Girls High School in Jaripatka, Pallavi attempted suicide by burning herself on December 30 over some homework left incomplete. On Saturday, she succumbed to her burns. Read more......................11-year-old ends life over homework
CHANDIGARH: Blessed with a girl child at an unbelievable age of 70, Rajo Devi of Alewa village in Jind district of Haryana, is turning a wee bit too ambitious. She wants a second child. Read more...................World's 'oldest' mom now wants a son
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh): Infatuated with his 17-year-old sister-in-law who rejected his overtures, a man injected her with HIV positive blood and later attempted suicide, police said on Thursday.
C D Prabhakar (30) was pestering his wife’s sister, Lalitha to marry him but she rejected his proposal and so he tried to inject the HIV positive blood into her body when she was returning home alone on Wednesday evening here, police said.
Naggar (Kullu): A number of villagers in Himachal Pradesh's Naggar Village participate in a unique procession in which the participants give choicest of expletives as part of an age-old ritual to keep any probable evil spirit at bay from the vicinity of the area.
Kolkata: An 11-year-old girl was lynched and her two friends seriously injured by locals, after they were caught stealing betel nuts Wednesday in a West Bengal village, the police said.The incident took place at Mridhara village under Khandaghosh police station in Burdwan district, some 95 km from here. Read more..................Girl lynched in West Bengal village for stealing betel nuts
Anand (Gujarat): Ask her to do complicated additions, subtractions or multiplications and the answer springs to nine-year-old Payal Merja's lips almost instantly. She is the girl who won an all-Gujarat arithmetic contest this month.
It is an arresting experience to see Payal, her eyes blinking, her fingers tapping, as she uncovers solutions at lightning speed. She studies in Class 5 at Bavis Gam Vidyalaya, Vallabh Vidyanagar, three kilometres from here. Read more................Nine-year-old solves tough maths in seconds