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Sarah-Jane is Ms India-World

Apr 08, 2007 10:59 PM IST India India
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Mumbai: Mumbai girl Sarah-Jane Dias was crowned Miss India-World, the country's biggest beauty contest, at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai on Sunday evening. Puja Gupta was crowned the new Miss India-Universe and Pooja Chitgopekar Miss India-Earth at the Femina Pantaloons Miss India contest 2007. Twenty-four-year-old Sarah-Jane Dias, a Channel [V] VJ and former Miss India-Oman (1995), won the title beating 24 other contestants. The first runner-up, 22-year-old Puja Gupta, is an aspiring writer and her hobbies are Yoga, writing, horse riding and drawing, says her profile at the pageant’s official website. The second runner-up, 21-year-old Pooja Chitgopekar, is a medical student in New Zealand and has won the Miss India-New Zealand (2002) contest, Miss India Worldwide (2003) (first runner-up) and Miss Auckland (2002) (first runner-up). A Pantaloon official said the pageant this year had decided to declared the Miss India-World as the official winner. The event was judged by several celebrities including actors Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, director Subhash Ghai and model Ujwalla Raut. And what was the question that the three beauties answered right to make it through the pageant? The five finalists at the pageant were asked, “If you had to convince a rural woman to take part in this pageant, what would you tell her?” The pageant was spiced up with performances by actors Tushhar Kapoor, Koena Mitra and Lara Dutta.

India

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    5,218

     
  • Total Confirmed

    5,865

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    477

     
  • Total DEATHS

    169

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 09 (05:00 PM)
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World

  • Active Cases

    1,143,187

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,591,523

    +73,563
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    95,021

    +6,566
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
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