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Now, get milk out of an ATM


PUNE: Cashing in on the lifestyle of Puneites, which includes erratic work schedules of the people, Katraj Dairy Milk has taken the pioneering step to provide their target group with milk ATMs (Any time milk), which will serve milk and milk products at slightly cheaper rates, 24x7. The first ATM will open at Katraj on April 4.
"This is no April fool, we are serious!" said Rambhau Tule, President, Pune District Milk Producers Federation.

"The first ATM will be inaugurated by the state Deputy CM Ajit Pawar. We are installing at least 10 more in the city soon if the first milk ATM gets generates encouraging response," he said.  Katraj Dairy has already started a city survey in which they are prioritising the area where to set up these machines. Business areas, important market places and big housing societies are expected to 'milk' in more moolah for the corporators.

The first hi-tech machine will be brought from Ahmedabad and will be installed in the Katraj Dairy by next week. After technical testing, the machine will be in use from April 4.

"We had been planning to introduce milk for the citizens for past 3 years, and finally the dream is coming true. The prices of our products will be cheaper and initially we'll be keeping only cow milk for sale," Tule said.

Chandrashekhar Sonawane, the engineer maintaining the ATM, said, "We are paying a total of Rs3 lakhs for the machine which include transport and octroi charges to bring it from Ahmedabad. The ATM will also have a cooling system to keep the milk fresh for 24 hours."
Kiss-of-life fireman saves dog


BRITAIN: A fireman who used the kiss-of-life to revive a dog pulled from a house fire has been hailed a hero.

Firefighter Mick Dunn spent 30 minutes giving life-saving oxygen therapy to eight-year-old mongrel Sunny after her rescue from the blaze at her home in Silverdale Road, Hull.

Rescuers feared the worst for Sunny after they found her apparently lifeless in the smoke-filled home.

But Dunn refused to give up on her and, after spending a few minutes trying to resuscitate the dog, signs of life began to appear.

Dunn, who was on stand-by at the scene to give first-aid, said: 'When I saw the dog, I thought at first that it had perished in the fire. She didn't appear to be breathing'.

He said he had never heard of the procedure being used to save the life of any animal.

The firefighter described how, after giving mouth-to-mouth, he switched to an oxygen mask, which was on hand in case of human casualties.

After 30 minutes of oxygen therapy, the dog recovered, and a vet later gave her the all-clear.
Sampras' stolen trophies anonymously returned


US: Former tennis star Pete Sampras is celebrating after his stolen trophies were returned.

The retired American star was devastated when thieves made off with dozens of his trophies, including those from his Wimbledon triumphs, from a warehouse in Los Angeles last December.

But three months after the theft some of silverware was dropped off anonymously at a hospital in Los Angeles.

Sampras had put the trophies into storage while renovation work was carried out on the home he shares with actress Bridgette Wilson  He was stunned to discover the storage facility didn't have any security cameras.

Sampras,39, won 16 grand slam titles in his career including seven Wimbledon Men's singles titles from 1993-2000.

It is not known how many of the trophies were returned in the drop off at the hospital.
Hurley reignites romance with Shane Warne in LA


LOS ANGELES: It looked like things were very much back on as Elizabeth Hurley and the Australian cricketer were spotted dining out in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Their brief romance was thought to have fizzled out last month after Shane Warne's alleged fling with porn star Chloe Conrad, reports Daily Mail.

Currently in California to reignite her acting career in the new Wonder Woman TV series, the 45-year-old took time out to be wined and dined by Warne, 41.

Wearing a low-cut grey bandage dress and gold high-heels, Hurley looked tanned and glowing as she left the Boa steakhouse in Beverly Hills, said the paper.

While Hurley was dressed to the nines, Warne was going for a more casual approach in jeans and a blazer.

It's the first time the pair have been spotted together since the swimwear designer's trip to visit him in Australia for Valentine's Day.
All aboard for a free ride to Britain


GUJARAT: London's iconic double-decker bus is at the heart of a scam in India selling bogus student visas for entry into the UK.

The red Routemaster-style bus emblazoned with the Union Jack, takes centre stage on a giant billboard in the Gujarat, in western India, for all to see.

The slogan accompanying the advert, which also features the capital's famous Big Ben clock, brazenly declares: 'Get a FREE ride to the UK. Apply for admissions, get your visas & fly FREE to London.'

The striking advert has proved so popular hordes of people flocked to get a closer look at the deal in the city of Ahmedabad where the poster was on show.

Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition Government has pledged to bring student visas under the spotlight this week following concerns more and more people are abusing the current system.

New figures show the number of foreign students' asylum claims have soared in 12 months from an average of 20 per month to 90.

Migration campaigners have slammed the advert saying it proved their was a 'gaping hole' in the British immigration system, which seen as a 'soft touch'  for foreigners looking to settle in Britain.

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