Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: BMC deploys 35,000 workers to clean streets, immersion sites

    Mumbai: At the end of the annual 11-day Ganesh festival, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has deployed 35, 000 workers to clean up the streets near the 119 immersions spots like Juhu beach, Girgoan Chowpatty and others.

  • Ujjain: Anant Chaturdashi procession carrying forward old tradition of tableaux display

    Ujjain: The last day of Ganesh festival traditionally ends with display of colourful tableaux made by various government departments and social and religious organisations. Taking the tradition forward, the tableaux procession will be carried out on Tuesday night in which over 10 tableaux depicting various mythological stories and spreading awareness messages will be showcased.

  • Ganesh Festival: Utensils come in handy for this Thane mandal

    Mumbai: Kitchen utensils and decorative items are a world apart but a mandal in Thane decided to give artistic touch to the Ganpati festival this year using utensils. Members of Thane’s Shiv Garjana Mitra Mandal decided on using more than 15,000 forks, spoons, bowls and plates to decorate their pandal.

  • Mumbai: Ganesh Festival: Where the stars twinkle

    Mumbai: For nine consecutive years after celebrating Ganpati festival for half a century will tall idols, the Khetwadi 12th Lane Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal installed an idol of 14 feet this year too. Though the mandal members do not have any specific reason for reducing the height, it seems appropriate given the huge task of managing a tall idol and the cost which will incur.

  • Mumbai: Mowgli to entertain visitors at Moti Baug

    Mumbai: Taking a leaf from ‘Jungle Book’, the Moti Baug Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal has decided to have Mowgli theme to enthral visitors. The organisers also have a social message that there should be no reservation system in education and no outsourcing of talent. The Khetwadicha 21 Mukhi idol has been made of fibre. The props of animals, a tiger and a bear place below the idol are made of

  • TV celeb share measures for a safe and pollution free Ganesh Chathurthi

    Festivals are a celebration of life. And it is indeed important to secure the future by taking care of the environment while we celebrate. So TV celeb pledge to celebrate Ganesh Chathurthi this year in a manner which is conducive to the environment, and thus securing a brighter future. Happy Ganesh Chathurthi.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: List of artificial ponds to ensure eco-friendly immersions

    In order to protect the city’s water bodies from the damage caused by Ganpati idol immersions and encourage more people to use artificial ponds, the civic body has increased their number for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi this year. All ward offices are instructed to arrange flowers, rangolis, lighting and audio facilities at the ponds. Platforms to conduct the last pooja before visarjan would also be provided.

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    Mahika Sharma not to celebrate Ganpati for a cause

    Television actress Mahika Sharma has come forward and requested to help lives to recover after being victim to flood. She appealed people to contribute to chief minister’s relief fund for the flood-affected state of Bihar and Assam.

  • There’s reason enough for a Jumbo smile

    New Delhi : With the pious Ganesh festival round the corner, a good news emanating from the deep and dense forests of the country has warmed the cockles of wildlife enthusiasts. On the World Elephant Day, celebrated across the country today, the official census figure was announced here which is quite satisfactory according to experts.

  • ‘It’s deliberate and intentional’

    HC finds Maha govt deliberately delaying procurement of decibel meters; directs Additional Chief Secretary of Home Deptt to remain  present for next hearing

  • Mumbai: Manure to be made out of flowers with visarjan waste

    Mumbai, The flowers used for this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi will soon end up as manure since the civic body processes the waste to make manure which will cater to civic gardens across the city. During the eleven-day festival, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has collected over 1,083 metric tons of flower waste that are to be processed.

  • City gears up to bid adieu to Ganpati

    Mumbai : Mumbaikars are all set to tap their feet to the dhol amidst chants of ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya,’ as they bid adieu to their favourite deity on Anant Chaturdashi, the eleventh day of the annual Ganesh festival on Thursday.

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    Comic gets serious: Did Kapil bite more than he can chew?

    Claims civic officials asked him to cough up Rs 5 lakh as bribe to regularize construction work at his Versova office. BMC contests claim, charges construction work was illegal and he had been served a stop work notice.