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    Lalbaugcha Raja venue: 250 theft cases registered

    Mumbai: Kalachowkie Police have registered a total of 250 offences of theft of mobile phones and wallets at the Lalbaugcha Raja pandal during the recently concluded 11-day Ganeshotsav. 161 cases of theft of mobile phones and wallets were reported on the last day, the day of immersion, on Sunday.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 18 drown during immersion of Ganesh idols in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: As many as 18 people drowned Sunday in various parts of Maharashtra during the immersion of idols on the last day of the Ganesh festival, officials said Monday. Three deaths each were reported in Raigad, Jalna and Pune (Rural) districts, two each in Satara and Bhandara, and one each in Pimpri-Chinchwad (on Pune’s outskirts), Buldhana, Nanded and Ahmednagar, a Maharashtra Police control room official said.

  • Maharashtra: Ganesh Chaturthi concludes, 11 drown in various districts during immersion procession

    Mumbai: Processions carrying idols of Lord Ganesh for immersion began winding their way towards rivers and lakes across Maharashtra Sunday morning, marking the culmination of the 11-day festival. In big cities like Pune and Mumbai, processions carrying huge idols of the elephant-headed God on decorated trucks, accompanied by thousands of devotees and troupes of drummers, are expected to continue well past midnight.

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    Delhi: Youth killed after being overrun, dragged by cab during Ganesh Visarjan procession

    New Delhi: A youth was killed after he was overrun and his body dragged for some distance by a cab driver, who was trying to flee after hitting two others with his vehicle, police said on Sunday.  The victim, on foot, and his two friends on a scooty were on Saturday night part of a Ganesh Chaturthi procession on way to immerse the idol in the Yamuna in East Delhi.

  • Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor’s final Ganapati Visarjan at RK Studios; see pics

    Bollywood’s Kapoor clan celebrated their final Ganpati Visarjan yesterday. Ranbir Kapoor, along with his father Rishi Kapoor and uncles Randhir and Rajiv kept things traditional as they interacted with fans at the iconic RK Studios, which has been put up for sale.

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    Ganpati Visarjan 2018: Less noise this year, claims BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and city activists have been at two opposite sides of the road as far as organising and managing the city is concerned. This time, it is related to Ganesh Chaturthi and its festivities.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Bhiwandi mandal replicates Mathura’s Radha Krishna temple

    Bhiwandi: Every year, Bhiwandi’s famous Dhamankar Naka Mitra Mandal Ganesh Mandal comes up with interesting backdrops for its pandals, inspired by movie sets, temples and palaces. Last year, the pandal had a Bahubali setting, which proved to be a huge draw. This time, it has replicated Mathura’s Radha Krishna temple. The mandal’s private security personnel and local police have been deployed to handle the crowds.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Balya community lost their voice in Mumbai’s noise

    Mumbai: With Ganesh Chaturthi coming to an end, a small community’s dream run of traditional folk dance, too, has come to a close. The Balya dancer community gasps for breath in the fast-paced lifestyle and ever-changing trends of the maximum city. Originally from Konkan, dancers performed Balya or Jakhdi nritya to welcome Ganesha’s mother Gauri on the fifth day of the festival. ‘Jakhdi’ means standing position. The dholak and other instrument players

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    Mumbai: 6-feet long agarbattis donated to popular Ganesh mandals

    Mumbai: On the auspicious occasion of Ganeshotsav, Maharashtra’s favourite festival, Madhya Pradesh based agarbatti company Zed Black has reached out to lakhs of devotees by donating 6ft long mega agarbattis to various Ganesh Mandals across the city of Mumbai. Popular Ganesh Mandals like Mumbaicha Raja (Ganesh Galli), Tejukaya Mansion (One of the oldest in Mumbai), Parelcha Raja (Nare Park), Shri Datta Mandir Ganeshotsav Mandal (Girgaum, Thakurdwar) and Panchaganga Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Parel

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    Mumbai: No Ganpati visarjan at Sion pond from next year, says BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to close down the Sion talao (pond) for immersion of Ganpati idols from next year. This decision comes in the wake of reports of fish and other marine life dying during the process. The corporation has displayed a banner near the pond gate to inform devotees about the change.

  • Mumbai: Beware of stingrays

    Mumbai: The staff of BMC C-ward on Thursday spotted stingrays swarming the Girgaum Chowpatty seashore. It has accordingly issued an advisory for citizens visiting the seashore, asking them not to venture inside the sea with bare feet and bare-bodied while immersing Ganesha idols.

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    Mumbai: Ban on DJ music, Dolby for Ganpati visarjan, Navratri

    Mumbai: This year devotees will not be able to dance to the tunes of their favourite songs on DJ or Dolby sound systems during any festival. The Bombay High Court on Friday has put a total ban on the use of DJ and Dolby sound systems for Ganeshutsav and Navratri festivals.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 50,000 cops, 5,000 CCTVs, drones to be used as security measure during immersion on Sunday

    Mumbai: Mumbai police will use drones as well as a large network of over 5,000 CCTV cameras to maintain vigil during the immersion of Ganesh idols Sunday on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi, a senior official said. Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Manjunath Singe said Friday that 50,000 police personnel, including those from specialised units like Force One, Quick Response Teams (QRT), Anti-Terrorism Cells (ATC) would be deployed. Singe informed that additional manpower in the

  • Mumbai: Festival season turns out ‘time to be seen’ for city politicians

    Mumbai: The on-going Ganesh festival has become a public outreach opportunity for city-based politicians, who are eyeing blessings of both Lord Ganesh and his devotees ahead of an election year. As both the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra polls are due in 2019, political leaders, especially ticket-aspirants, are making it a point to visit people in their constituencies who have installed Ganesh idols at home, apart from going to several pandals that dot

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Bhayandar resident continues 133-year-old tradition

    Bhayandar: Traditions, they say, are usually given a miss by the future generation. However, the Shah family of Bhayandar definitely stands apart on this front as they take pride in continuing the 133-year-old legacy of celebrating Ganeshutsav started by their ancestors.

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    Lalbaugcha Raja visarjan (Immersion) route 2018

    Situated in a narrow bylane of Lalbaug is the Mumbai’s one of the famous Sarvajanik Ganpati ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’. From politicians to Bollywood celebrities, millions of devotees flock the pandal to get a glimpse of the God of wisdom. Devotees from across the country wait for long hours to get a glimpse of the elephant god. Lalbaug Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal was founded in 1934 and takes care of all the arrangement throughout the ten days.