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Walwhan Lake in Lonavla overflowing due to heavy rainfall

Mumbai has been experiencing continuous and heavy downpour since Saturday morning. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning saying that residents should expect heavy rainfall over the next three days. An IMD official was quoted as saying, “There was widespread rainfall in the city and it will continue in a similar manner for next three days. The eastern ... Read More »

In 125th year of Ganeshotsav, devotees get 12-day mega-fest

Friday’s Ganeshotsav marks the 125th year of public celebrations in the annals of the festival. This year, festivities span 12 days, including two weekends. The fourth day of the bright half of Bhadrapad is observed as Ganesh Chaturthi. Mandals and households are expected to perform the ‘pran pratishtha’ ceremony during Friday’s puja mahurat spanning 11.25am through 1.55pm. Priests advise devotees ... Read More »

Dahi Handi: 2 ‘govindas’ die, 117 injured in Maharashtra

Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai turned fatal for two govindas at two different places Palghar and Airoli. 117 others were injured during Sunday’s celebrations while they were forming human pyramids as part of the festival. In Palghar, 21-year-old Rohan Kini died due to an epileptic attack during the celebrations, while in Airoli in Navi Mumbai, a 34-year-old man died of electrocution. Police ... Read More »

Mumbai metro construction: Resident moves HC, says noise causing stress, anxiety to family

A Cuffe Parade resident has approached the Bombay High Court stating that Metro construction is causing stress and anxiety to him and his family, including his two young daughters, due to excessive noise generated from the site.  Robin Jaisinghani (50), filed petition who stays in Hassa Mahal, Dalamal Park, Colaba, pointed out that the work causes noise pollution and it had adversely affected ... Read More »

Maratha Morcha brings Mumbai traffic to a standstill

Half a million Marathas will be gathering at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan for the 58th Maratha Kranti Morcha or “Muka Morcha” (silent march) to ask for reservations for the community. The silent March will be commencing today from  11 am and go on until 5 pm.  The event is expected to bring the traffic guzzled Mumbai roads to a standstill due to the huge ... Read More »

South Mumbai schools to remain shut on Wednesday

The education department has asked all South Mumbai division schools to be declared holiday to avoid getting stuck in the traffic congestion expected due to the Maratha Kranti Morcha. The protest is expected to draw around 1.5lakh to 2lakh people from across Maharashtra. The starting point of the rally is at Byculla and it is expected to culminate 6km away at ... Read More »

BEST workers to go on strike today

The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport worker’s union has decided to go ahead with the bus strike today which is expected to affect the already crowded Mumbai roads since hundreds and thousands of commuters use either the bus or train as their mode of transport. The strike has been called for citing various demands including the timely payment of salaries. The bus ... Read More »

Deadline for Mumbai University results revised now to August 5

WITH OVER 2.94 lakh answersheets yet to be assessed, the University of Mumbai missed the Monday deadline set by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. University saying it needs at least five more days to come out with the results. The results of third year science were declared . Students of other courses including commerce engineering and law have to wait ... Read More »

Mumbai Ghatkopar building collapse: 17 killed, Shiv Sena leader arrested

Atleast 17 persons including 11 women and three month old baby were killed in four-storied residential building crash in Ghatkopar suburb of Mumbai on Tuesday morning. “Until 9 pm, 23 people were extricated from the rubble, out of whom 12 were declared dead while 11 injured have been admitted in various hospitals,” said Mahesh Narvekar, the chief of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s ... Read More »

One Rupee Emergency Clinics To Come Up At 5 Metro Stations In Mumbai

Medical facilities that will charge patients Re 1 will come up at five Central Railway (CR) stations in about two months. The railways will provide space for free of cost and clinic has agreed to give treatment for Ruppee 1.  Apart from providing medical emergency help to railway accident victims in the golden hour, the clinic will have MBBS doctors 24×7 ... Read More »

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