Ram Kapoor to host ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamvar’

New Delhi, May 29: Television star Ram Kapoor, famous for his portrayal of Jai Walia in TV serial ‘Kasamh Se’, is now set to host controversy queen Rakhi Sawant’s wedding on reality show ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamvar’.

In the show, to be aired on NDTV Imagine, the item girl-cum-actress will choose a groom for herself with the help of the viewers.

Apart from being the show’s host, Ram, who was last seen as a contestant on dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3’, will play Rakhi’s friend and guide and says he is extremely excited about his new role.

Man held trying to sell live cartridges

Mumbai,May 29: The crime branch arrested a man who had come to sell 970 imported live cartridges at Null Bazaar in south Mumbai on Thursday.

The police are now trying to ascertain how Maqsood Zahid Khan (31), who trades utensils in exchange of old clothes, had come in possession of the bullets in their original sealed packaging.

Senior inspector of Unit 2 Mangesh Potte said on Wednesday, constables Anwar Memon and Irfan Shaikh received a tip-off that somebody wanted to sell bullets. Khan was arrested and 500 bullets seized from him.

Railway cops bust gas racket

Mumbai,May 29: In the wake of the Dharavi cylinder blast, which injured six children last week, the railway police busted a racket where gas from domestic LPG cylinders was filled into tins. These tins were sold to jewellery manufacturers in the suburbs.

Vikas Chaurasia (20) and Munna Sekhasaria (32) have been arrested. All railway policemen were on the alert for inflammable substances being carried on trains.

‘Petrol bomb hurled’ at Indian youth in Australia

New Delhi,May 29: In a fresh attack targeting Indians in Australia, a student suffered up to 30% burns after a suspected petrol bomb was hurled at him in his home in Sydney.

According to local newspaper for Indian community, South Asia Times, 25-year-old Rajesh Kumar was quickly covered by a blanket by his flatmate after the attack yesterday, an act which saved him from further injuries.

Kansas gal Kavya Shivshankar bee-comes spelling princess

Washington,May 29: There was an air of inevitability as yet another precocious middle-schooler of Indian origin won the US National Spelling Bee Indian-American Kavya Shivashankar lifts the trophy after winning the 2009 National Spelling Bee, in Washington.

championship for 2009 on Thursday night, extending a decade long run in which Indian-Americans kids have won the title seven times out of ten.

Man assaults wife with hammer for refusing food

New Delhi,May 29: In a unique case where a woman has come to the defence of her daughter-in-law and demanded arrest of her son for assault and attempt to murder, police have registered a case against a resident of Farsh Bazaar in east Delhi for attempting to murder his wife. The case has been filed by the accused Sanjay’s (37), mother Kamlesh.

According to the police, Sanjay had a tiff with his wife Manju (34) over his drinking habits. The accused reportedly came home on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 pm after a binge drinking session and demanded lunch.

Rahul fends neglect charge by promising to focus on UP

New Delhi,May 29: Reestablishing Congress’s primacy in Uttar Pradesh remains top priority for party general secretary Rahul Gandhi who feels the heartland state is tired of being buffetted by caste and religion based politics and is ready for a vision that focuses on development.

Mallika Sherawat to romance Sanjay Dutt on screen

Mumbai, May 29: None less than that reigning sexbomb of Bollywood, Mallika Sherawat , has been roped in to romance Sanjay Dutt in the comedy film All The Best .

Ajay Devgan ’s home production ‘All The Best’ will have Sanjay Dutt showing, once again, his comic side along with the sexy and saucy Mallika, who will play his love interest. Mallika shared an amazing on-screen chemistry with Anil and Nana in the movie Welcome , and showed her comic streak in her last two releases Ugly Aur Pagli and Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam .

Jaipur boy enacts suicide, dies

Jaipur,May 29: In a horrific incident, a 13-year-old boy died while imitating a suicide scene which he had witnessed in the neighbourhood. The incident took place at Dadabari locality in Kota on Wednesday.

The boy, Sunil, was living with his parents and elder brother Pradeep (15) at Shivpura Colony. His father, Purushottam Rawal, is an employee of a jewellery shop.

Woman murdered by paramour in Delhi home

New Delhi, May 29: A 27-year-old man allegedly stabbed to death a married woman he was in a relationship with before attempting suicide at the woman’s rented house in southwest Delhi Thursday, the police said.

Pintu and Poonam, 25, were found in a pool of blood with multiple stab injuries on the third floor house in Dabri area when the woman’s husband Munna, who works in the export-import company just below the house, went to check on his wife.

Malaika, Arbaaz share love for books

Mumbai, May 29: Malaika Arora Bollywood’s glam couple Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan share a passion for reading and they bond over books.

The couple were in the capital recently to launch a book ‘Stretch Yourself’ by model-turned-author Vickrant Mahajan.

“I was always an avid reader, but I got too busy with my professional life, this hobby got left behind somewhere. Now I have revived it, and I make it a point to read for at least two hours everyday,” said Arbaaz.


Getting waxed for ‘Paying Guests’ was torture: Shreyas Talpade

New Delhi, May 29: Talented actor Shreyas Talpade plays a woman in debutant director Paritosh Painter’s ‘Paying Guests’ and says getting his hair waxed for the role was extremely painful. He vows not to play a woman in near future.

‘Getting waxed for the role was a torture for me. It was like being in a delivery room. I was yelling like a mad dog while I was getting waxed. Even my wife Deepti got scared. She was with me when it was being done,’ Shreyas told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Salman avoids Aishwarya, Shahrukh

Mumbai, May 29: Bollywood’s bad boy Salman Khan is in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

It’s not his reported breakup with girlfriend Katrina Kaif but his absence on Karan Johar’s birthday bash that has caught the eyes of the rumourmongers.

Buzz up!Almost all the who and who in Bollywood let their hair down on Karan’s birthday bash. Most of the family members of Salman Khan were also present at the party including his brothers Sohail Khan and wife Seema Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan. However, Salman’s conspicuous absence made the guests guessing.

Emotional funeral for SKorea’s Roh Moo-hyun

New Delhi,May 29: A sea of wailing mourners filled the streets of Seoul for the funeral Friday of ex-President Roh Moo-hyun, whose suicide six days earlier amid a deepening corruption probe plunged South Korea into grief and anger.

Heads bowed, thousands joined a solemn ceremony in the courtyard of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace before the hearse carrying Roh’s body headed to a grassy plaza outside City Hall for an emotional public ceremony attended by hundreds of thousands more.

World weary India poised for world title defence

London,May 29: Tired limbs, jaded minds and a tricky draw have toughened India’s path as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men defend their World Twenty20 title in England next month.

The June 5-21 tournament is the latest event for Team India in a non-stop roadshow that began with a full tour of New Zealand in February-April before a five-week sojourn in South Africa for the Indian Premier League.

Dhoni’s team returned home for just three days after the IPL before setting off again for England to defend the title they won in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.

Old heroes romancing young heroines

Mumbai, May 29: Older heroes romancing young heroines on screen was a trend that spelt box-office success last year.

There was the versatile Aamir Khan wooing the 24-year-old Asin in Ghajini, a nerdy-looking Shah Rukh Khan made debutante Anuskha Sharma (21) fall in love with him in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Salman Khan’s real-life lady love Katrina Kaif was paired opposite him in Yuvvraaj.

The trend worked vice-versa too, with Bipasha Basu, at 30, romancing Ranbir Kapoor, 26, in Bachna Ae Haseeno and Vidya Balan matching steps with Shahid Kapoor in Kismet Konnection.

Prime Minister expanded Council of Ministers; Portfolios distributed

New Delhi, May 29: Expanding his six-day-old Council of Ministers by inducting 59 ministers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made Anand Sharma the Commerce Minister and allocated the portfolio of HRD to Kapil Sibal, Law to M Veerappa Moily and Road Transport and Highways to Kamal Nath.

With this induction, the size of Council of Ministers went up to 79- 34 Cabinet Ministers, 7 Ministers of State with Independent Charge and 38 Ministers of State.

AP govt seeks more funds from Centre for irrigation projects

Hyderabad, May 29: The Andhra Pradesh Government has sought more funds from the Centre for the implementation of its massive ‘Jalayagnam’ (irrigation mission) project taken up with an outlay of over Rs 1.5 lakh crore.

“We are trying to get more funds from the Centre. We had some problem earlier because we did not have permissions for the irrigation projects”.

Katrina denies split with Salman

Mumbai,May 29: As the news of her split with Salman Khan spreads like wild fire Katrina Kaif has gone into damage control mode. She has rubbished reports that Salman was throwing all her belongings from his Galaxy Apartments den.

Katrina said that she stays as an independent woman and there are no questions of any of her stuff lying with Salman and added that she had never even given a gift to Salman.

Buzz up!Katrina went on to say that her photograph is still hanging in the walls of Salman’s bedroom and there are no question of any trouble between them.

CBSE class X results today

New Delhi,May 29: The CBSE class X results will be out in the city on Friday at 10am. Besides the Delhi region, the class X results for Allahabad region, which includes Noida and Greater Noida, and the Guwahati region will also be declared on Friday.

To get the results, students can log on to any of the three websites www.cbse.nic.in /www.cbseresults.nic.in / www.results.nic. The results can also be accessed through the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) at 011-24357270.

Tobacco is a deadly killer

Banglore,May 29: Inhaling air exposed to `bidi’ or cigarette smoke is more hazardous to health than contracting a disease from a garbage dump!

At the launch of a study titled `Current science of tobacco’, director of Healis Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health P C Gupta said tobacco is the single largest cause of death in India, more than HIV/AIDS, TB or malaria combined.

“Smoking kills 9 lakh people per year. The challenge is to protect India’s young population of 600 million people below 30 years,” he explained.

U.S. Presses China for Tough Response to North Korea

Washington,May 29: The United States is pressing China to consider taking a variety of severe sanctions against North Korea, including the inspection of suspect ships and planes, as it tries to ratchet up the global response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, administration officials said Thursday.

But it is not clear that the Chinese government has the stomach for a heightened showdown with North Korea, these officials said, even though its criticism of the underground test on Monday was unusually vehement.

Inside Iraq: Living with the enemy

Baghdad, May 28: I first met Abu Wissam at the foot of his son’s shallow grave. Never will he be able to erase the last image he has of his son’s body.

“He was cut to pieces,” he said. “His hands and feet were chopped off. And he was decapitated.”

For a long time, Iraqis would say that it was “outsiders” that were carrying out such atrocities. The truth that is so hard to accept for many is that that often was not the case.

Dr Kalam interacts with MBA students

Ahmedabad, May 27 : Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam today asked the young Master of Business Administration students of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University to take oath as imparting education on petroleum and energy which is the lifeline for all economic activities of the nation.



1 cup Skimmed Milk
1 tsp Coconut extract
3 tbsp firmly packed Brown sugar
2 cup Ripe Mangoes, chunks
1 tsp Lemon juice
1/4 cup Cornstarch

How to make mango custard:

Combine mango chunks, lemon juice and coconut extract and blend until smooth.
In small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients.
Mix until cornstarch is dissolved.
Stir in mango mixture.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
Continue to cook and stir for 2-3 minutes.
Transfer into a bowl and let it cool.
Chill thoroughly.