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Wednesday, 18 August 2010 16:49

Mermaids that make you sea sick, rupee whoopie, and the fast and furious in bpb's weekly pick-tionary of happenings.

bpb's weekly pick-tionary of happenings from Mumbai and beyond.

A Chip off the Old Block:
The Taj Mahal Palace reopens its newly restored 107-year-old heritage wing damaged during the 26/11 terror attacks. Meanwhile, a 32-year-old building in Mumbai comes tumbling down after a minor earthquake and heavy rainfall triggered its downfall.

Across the Border: Pakistan’s ISI says India is no longer considered a threat to national security as home-grown militants take up the number one spot. Search tool Google Insights goofs up once again; doesn’t show Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of India’s map. How this blunder, we wonder?

BlackBerry users can breathe easy for now as the service may continue beyond the August 31 deadline. The risk of a ban however, still looms large if the mobile company doesn’t comply with the government’s demands.

(B)oiling Point:
BMC declares salt water fish safe, but recommends avoiding crab and oysters. Meanwhile, Sahara Star hotel brings back the live mermaids at their Pan-Asian restaurant until October 5. We might be sea sick!

Car Pool: Priyanka Chopra leaves for Brazil to shoot for Khatron ke Khiladi, and was spotted getting off Shahid Kapoor’s black Range Rover at the international airport. (S)exed up?

Michael Douglas diagnosed with a tumour in his throat.
Meanwhile, Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis play tonsil tennis in the new trailer of The Black Swan.

Playing Watchdog:
After being hit by several controversies, president of the CommonWealth Games, Michael Fennell plans a two-day visit to Delhi to check on the progress of ongoing preparations.

Rupee Whoopie:
The recently introduced rupee symbol has been integrated into modern technology now; first spotted on TVS Gold Bharat’s keyboards and Lava B5’s mobile phone keypads.

Salman Khan and others from Bollywood pledge their support to a blood donation drive
organised by Go India Foundation, helping to raise 63,000 units of blood. Bloody awesome!

Sri Lanka apologises for the no-ball that denied Virender Sehwag his century,
but a probe into the matter is inevitable since it’s out in the open that Sri Lankan batsmen Dilshan advised bowler Randiv to play the no-ball.

Suicide bomber kills 61 and leaves 125 wounded
outside an army recruitment drive in Iraq. R.I.P

The Fast and Furious:
A tanker carrying inflammable chemicals overturns on the Eastern Express Highway causing traffic and chaos for five hours.


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