04 April 2012

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Censor okays Titanic’s erotic scenes

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 05:03 AM PDT


The two deleted erotic painting scenes from the blockbuster film 'Titanic' has been passed without censor cuts

The memorable and much rewound painting scene from James Cameron's magnum will finally see the light of the day. The scene where Leonardo Di Caprio sketches Kate Winslet wearing just an emerald necklace has now been included in the 3D version.

In 1997, when Titanic first released, two scenes were cut. However this time, the film has been passed without any cuts at all and has received a clear U/A censor rating by CBFC. "Titanic 3D has been passed with a clear U/A rating from the Censor Board. The scenes cut in 1997 have now been included in the 3D version releasing on 5th April across all theaters in India," says a source.

‘Titanic’ to set sail again

Opening across theatres on 5th April 2012 in India, the film's 3D release is a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and pays a special tribute to the tragedy that took place in 1912. With Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the main lead, 'Titanic' first released in 1997 and is one of the greatest love stories of all time, winning 11 Oscars that year.

This will surely whet the anticipation of the millions of Titanic fans who have been awaiting the re-release of the film. In fact, the excitement is amongst the highest in India with an unprecedented 25 Lac fans from India on the Titanic 3D global Facebook page, which is in fact the No.1 fan base across the World.

Petrol prices in Goa plunge

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 04:55 AM PDT

Goa petrol India's cheapest

Petrol prices in Goa have dropped down to Rs.54.96 since Monday, the cheapest in the country, an official said.

Long queues were witnessed at most petrol pumps with bikers and car owners opting to tank up, instead of regulating their fill of fuel.

“They are saying that the prices of petrol are again going to be increased by the central government,” said Narayan Gaonkar, who was queued up at a Bhartiya Petroleum petrol pump in Porvorim.

The slashing of rates by Rs.11 was a promise given by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in its election manifesto.

Petrol, which used to cost approximately Rs.66 (Rs 65.86) in Goa, costs only Rs.55 (rounded price) from now.

The administration has virtually abolished the value added tax (VAT) component on petrol, reducing it down to 0.1 percent.

“We needed the VAT budgetary head to keep vigil on petrol pumps so that no petrol is smuggled out of state. The 0.1 per cent VAT will be used for expenses incurred on keeping vigil on border petrol pumps,” Parrikar said.

Kingfisher employees call off strike

Posted: 03 Apr 2012 04:50 AM PDT

Kingfisher employees have called off their deadline for their 8.00 pm  payment of their long overdue salary after Mallya announced that all salaries would be paid be paid by April 10, 2012 after tax authorities unfroze its bank accounts.

Following Mallya's assurance the 350 employees and about 30 pilots who had threatened to strike work will resume their duties from Wednesday.

Sources said that the Kingfisher staff is likely to cooperate fully with Mallya thereby indicating that the current crisis has blown over.

Irked by non-payment of dues, pilots and staff failed to report work causing the cancellation of at least 10 flights on Monday.

Kingfisher’s bank accounts were frozen by India’s tax authorities in February, restricting the carrier’s ability to make salary and other payments to keep its day-to-day operations running smoothly, leading to the grounding of most of its fleet.

Mallya is under pressure from his airline’s lenders to inject equity into Kingfisher, which has debt of $1.3 billion.

Most Indian airlines have been battered by rising fuel costs, high taxes and fierce competition in a market where five of the six main operators are losing money.