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  • Youth drowns in Bhandup lake

    Mumbai: A 16-year-old youth died after he had gone swimming with his friends in a lake at Bhandup, after they left home saying they were going to look at some Ganesh mandals in their neighbourhood.

  • Ganesha immersion: MCGM creates 31 artificial ponds

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has created 31 artificial lakes this year to protect Mumbai’s seas, beaches and lakes from the damage caused by Ganpati idols’ immersions.

  • Celebrities take the lead for eco-friendly Ganesh visarjans

    It’s festive time in the economic capital of India, time for wistful colours, rolling drum beats, echoing Ganapti chants, chaotic queues, and, everyone’s favorite modaks’- these are the just few things we love about this festival.

  • Parrikar in Goa, likely to meet CM over RSS issue

    Panaji : Amid rumblings in RSS’s Goa unit following the ouster of its chief Subhash Velingkar, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has arrived in the state and is likely to meet Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday. Parrikar landed here last night.

  • Avoid idols made of PoP, advises judge

    Mumbai: Showing concern regarding environmental hazards, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on Friday said that people should avoid using idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP).

  • Priyanka’ Ventilator leaves all breathless

    Everyone is talking about Priyanka Chopra’s production, which will be her way of giving back to the city which gave her, her name and fame to being with. Yes, we are talking about Priyanka Chopra’s production house Purple Pebble Pictures debut Marathi movie, ‘Ventilator’. The film is currently in its post-production stage.

  • Green Ganesha

    Check out these unique places to book your Green Ganesha

    Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and getting a Green Ganesha is becoming the trend every year. Many organisations are coming up with unique eco-friendly idols that dissolve in the water without polluting it with toxins. If you want to join the eco-friendly bandwagon and want to go green, here is the list to book one.

  • Riteish Deshmukh in the song Bappa from ‘Banjo’

    With the colourful and musical Banjo all set to release next month, Riteish Deshmukh‘s forthcoming release will also have a special song dedicated to the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi. Here’s the first look of the said track titled ‘Bappa’.

  • Ganesh Utsav

    Not all Ganesha idols are destined for glory

    Bhayandar: With just a few days left for Ganesh Utsav to begin, artisans are busy in giving final touches to the idols of the loving Elephant-headed God, so as to ensure they are made available for devotees on the “Murti Sthapana” (idol installation) day.

  • mumbai potholes

    Ganeshotsav: MCGM takes up road repair work on priority

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will be undertaking the pothole repairs on a priority basis, as the city is gearing up for the most awaited festival of the year Ganeshotsav.

  • Hubby, in-laws booked for murder of woman

    BHOPAL : After carrying out investigation for almost a month into the mysterious death of a 26-year-old woman who died of severe burns on September 27, Berasia police on Saturday booked her husband and in-laws on charges of murder for allegedly setting her afire over domestic dispute.

  • IMC ensures eco-friendly immersion of idols

    Indore : In an attempt to save water bodies from pollution, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), like previous years, collected idols of Lord Ganesha from across the city and immersed them in a pond filled with rainwater, on Monday.

  • Ganesh Immersion

    Over 50,000 Ganesha idols immersed in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A peaceful ‘visarjan’ of Lord Ganesha idols marked the end to the ten-day long festival today as lakhs of devotees bid adieu to the elephant-headed deity, including the famous ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’ idol. The immersion process which started since early hours yesterday culminated this morning with over 50,000 idols being immersed amidst fanfare and tight security.

  • Must see Ganpati Pandals in Mumbai

    The city of Mumbai starts preparing for Ganesh Chaturthi quite ahead of time. The pandals where the idols are kept involve immense amount of planing and execution to make this festival happen with great splendor. From themes, to innovative decors, we bring to you the must see Ganpati Pandals in Mumbai.

  • Top 9 Ganpati songs to play this Ganesh Chaturthi

    “Ganpati Bappa Morya! Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Yaa!” are the chants we have been hearing since ages. Time has changed and so has the style of welcoming Lord Ganesha every year. Music has evolved and this means there have been several additions to songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha. So getting a tad bit musical we bring to you the top 9 Ganesh Chaturthi songs from Bollywood.