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  • 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.

  • Maharashtra: 13-year-old girl raped outside Ganesh pandal in Dahanu

    Palghar (Maha): A teen-aged girl was allegedly raped by a 24-year-old man when she went to offer prayers at a pandal during the ongoing Ganesh festival here in Maharashtra, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred Monday night when the 13-year- old girl along with other children had gone to the Ganesh pandal set up at Agar village in Dahanu area, Palghar police spokesperson Hemant Kumar Katkar said.

  • Ujjain: Ganesha festival celebration continues with fervor

    City is being dipped in the colours of Ganeshaotsav. Several social groups has placed the Ganesha idol at different locations across the city and also organising cultural programmes everyday as a tribute to lord Ganesha.  Maharashtra Community Ujjaini Ganeshotsav Samiti organised a quiz competition during Ganesha festival celebrations. RSS organiser Vinay Dixit, Shreepad Joshi and Vibhash Upadhyay were present during programme.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: From chocolates to SRK pose, these 8 offbeat Ganeshas will make your day

    The much loved and most celebrated Ganesh festival, Ganesh Chaturthi 2018, has finally kicked off around the country with fervour. The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the Ganesha in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Devendra Fadnavis to Venkaiah Naidu, politicians welcome Ganpati Bappa; See Pics

    Ganesh Chaturthi festivities have begun in the country. The ten-day long Ganesh festival kicked off with zeal and fervour across the country. Several beautifully decked up pandals have been erected in all major cities and towns in the Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Nagpur, where huge idols of Lord Ganesha have been placed on raised platforms for people to worship.

  • Ganesh festival kicks off in Maharashtra with fervour

    Mumbai: The ten-day long Ganesh festival kicked off with zeal and fervour across Maharashtra Thursday. The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the elephant-headed God in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’, beating of drums and and sprinkling of ‘gulal’ (red coloured powder).

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    Power tariff cut by 6% for South Mumbai

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Ganesh festival and until Diwali, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Authority (MERC) on Wednesday reduced power tariffs for South Mumbai by 6 to 8 per cent. However, consumers in North Mumbai will see up to a one per cent hike in current rates. According to Anand Kulkarni, chairman of MERC, this hike for North Mumbai is negligible.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Mumbai traffic police make elaborate arrangements  

    Mumbai: Mumbai Traffic Police have made elaborate arrangements for Ganesh Chaturthi to ensure smooth flow of traffic and have made several traffic diversions to prevent inconvenience to commuters. Five traffic police control rooms have been set up at important immersion places like Girgaum Chowpatty, Shivaji Park Chowpatty, Bada Masjid Bandra, Juhu Chowpatty and Ganesh Ghat-Powai.

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    TB awareness: Doctors, chemists use Ganeshutsav as tool

    Mumbai: As the devoted throng Ganesh pandals for darshan in Ghatkopar and Kurla, doctors and pharmacists have decided to utilise this ‘divine’ opportunity to create awareness on tuberculosis (TB). In 2017-18 alone, TB cases in the city rose by 33%.

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    Salman Khan to resume Bharat schedule after celebrating Ganesh festival at Aayush and Arpita Sharma’s residence

    Last year, Salman Khan could only attend the Ganesh Chaturthi visarjan celebrations at the house of his sister, Arpita Khan and her husband Aayush Sharma in Bandra but this year he will be in Mumbai for the entire celebrations. The super star will start Ali Abbas Zafar’s action-packed Bharat schedule in Abu Dhabi once the festival gets over. It’s more special for

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018! How the 11-day Ganesha festival has changed over the years

    As early as 5:00 am in the morning, an otherwise calm street in one of the by-lanes of Mumbai would come to life to welcome Lord Ganesha. For the next 11 days, not a single car would be allowed parking inside the lane. Most vehicles owners would (beforehand), ensure a safe parking spot at their nearest relative or friend’s compound.

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    From this year, Mumbaikars will have to celebrate Ganesh festival without plastic

    Mumbai: There are two things in Mumbai that are ubiquitous — festivals and plastic — and they often go hand in hand. But during Ganesh Chaturthi, however, cruel the truth maybe, both these often go in the sea. Every year, the number of Ganpati idols keep increasing. Environment-friendly Ganpati idols provide some respite but that is only a minor trend with most citizens preferring the traditional way of making murtis.