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History in Mint Condition

February 12, 2009 2:12:02 am

Indian history has been cast in Swiss silver and laced with 24-carat gold. The Tricolour is embossed on a 2.2-mm ingot and so is a battlefield of the Revolt of 1857.

Chicago students have a design for C Ward

February 12, 2009 2:11:57 am

One of Mumbai’s high-density zones,C Ward,has been chosen as a subject of study by a group of students from the College of Architecture at the Chicago-based Illinois Institute of Technology.

Child’s Play

February 12, 2009 2:10:51 am

While we’re humming the very addictive number Massakali from Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra’s Delhi 6,in the video its hard to miss the bespectacled kid Sonam Kapoor is pulling along in the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk.

Lapses at Mantralaya expose chinks in security drill

February 12, 2009 2:10:42 am

Even as the Mumbai Police have drawn up elaborate security arrangements to prevent a repeat of 26/11 terrorist strikes in the city,repeated incidents on the Mantralaya premises...

Rs 2.28 cr development plan for Shivaji Park

February 12, 2009 2:07:40 am

The city’s famous Shivaji Park is set to dawn a new improved look. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has approved a Rs 2.28 crore development and beautification plan for the 96,000 sq ft ground at Dadar.

Modi govt transfers 22 babus ahead of Lok Sabha polls

February 12, 2009 2:06:19 am

In a pre-poll exercise,the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday effected a major reshuffle of junior-level IAS officers,most of them collectors and DDOs. As many as 22 officers were transferred.

Gang of car thieves busted

February 12, 2009 2:05:32 am

The arrest of a taxi thief led the Khar police to an entire gang of car thieves. On January 29 officers of the Khar police station arrested one Rakesh Yadav (20) for stealing the taxi that he was riding.

I-T sleuths raid surrogate clinic IVF Charotar

February 12, 2009 2:04:26 am

Income Tax sleuths from Vadodara raided the offices of surrogate clinic IVF Charotar,owned by Dr Nayna Patel,on Wednesday.

In a city of CNG autos,a petrol–based fare reduction doesn’t work

February 12, 2009 2:04:09 am

The state government’s decision to slash autorickshaw fares is not really benefiting Mumbaikars. The government had reduced the auto fares in the wake of the reduction in petrol prices by the central government.

‘Advani being used as a stepney by aspirants for PM’s post’

February 12, 2009 2:03:32 am

Former RSS pracharak Govindacharya has termed BJP leader L K Advani as a “reluctant fighter being used as a stepney” by aspirants to the post of Prime Minister.

Adnan’s wife moves court,wants singer out of the house

February 12, 2009 2:02:27 am

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday questioned the maintainability of a suit with respect to a property dispute filed by singer Adnan Sami’s wife.

Four Naroda riot accused continue to figure in peace committee

February 12, 2009 2:02:12 am

It could not have been more ironical. State minister Maya Kodnani,Naroda BJP councillor Vallabh Patel,ex-BJP councillor Ashok Sahib and VHP leader Fula Vyas — all accused in the 2002 riot cases — are also members of a peace committee.

2-year-old gets back vision after stem cell transplant

February 12, 2009 2:00:39 am

A Stem cell transplant has given a new lease of life to a two-year-old partially blind child. Pratik Patil,son of a farmer from Kolhapur,was treated for Xerosis (severe dryness of the eye) recently.

SIT gets govt nod to challenge Kodnani’s bail in High Court

February 12, 2009 2:00:10 am

The Gujarat government has finally given permission to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to challenge the anticipatory bail granted to BJP minister Maya Kodnani by a local court.

Kherwadi policeman injured by firecrackers

February 12, 2009 1:58:20 am

Senior Police Inspector Vijay Mestri of the Kherwadi police station was injured when some people started bursting fire crackers during MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s visit to inaugurate a MNS contact office at Bandra east on Tuesday night.

400 policemen give chase to chain snatchers,nab one

February 12, 2009 1:56:52 am

A chain snatcher was arrested on Tuesday afternoon,the result of the combined efforts of 400 policemen.

Gave 355 arms licences in 3 yrs: state to HC

February 12, 2009 1:55:31 am

The state government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that it has granted 355 arms licenses during the last three years.

BMC to outsource work for 24×7 water supply

February 12, 2009 1:54:19 am

In its effort to provide uninterrupted water supply to citizens,the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to outsource work instead of carrying out reformsdepartmentally.

Set Alight wins Maharaja of Morvi trophy

February 12, 2009 1:53:14 am

Much fancied,Set Alight,the filly owned by Vijay Mallya,trained by Pesi Shroff and piloted by Chris Hayes won the Maharaja of Morvi Trophy...

PSAA tennis: Deshpande,Madane,Ternikar enter next round

February 12, 2009 1:50:46 am

Aditya Deshpande,Yash Madane and Tanvir Ternikar of Symbiosis and Ashay Shekatkar of Kalmadi High School scraped past their opponents to enter the next round in their respective age group...

City-based rugby players selected for international tournament

February 12, 2009 1:46:33 am

City-based rugby players Amit Pagey and Sandeep Singh have been selected by the Pune Rugby Association to be a part of the Bombay Gymkhana team to participate in the Bangkok 10’s tournament...

Don’t link fares to petrol prices: Auto unions

February 12, 2009 1:44:19 am

Auto unions have called the tendency to link the auto fares to the price of petrol as irrational. In a meeting with the Regional Transport Authority (RTA),the unions have rejected the call to reduce the fares of autos.

With new tech,Praj to scale up ethanol production

February 12, 2009 1:43:35 am

Praj Industries is working on scaling up its ethanol production from non-edible sources like corncobs and baggase by converting ligno-cellulose biomass to ethanol.

Thinking green: Praj foundation launches afforestation project

February 12, 2009 1:42:32 am

Praj Foundation,the CSR arm of Praj Industries,has designed and developed an afforestation project which was today inaugurated by mayor Rajlaxmi Bhosle.

More collaboration on design needed: Dutch minister

February 12, 2009 1:41:41 am

The Dutch government will encourage more Dutch design players to join hands with their Indian counterparts said Frank Heemskerk...