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  • No more toleration! Comply with orders on illegal pandals

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government on Tuesday to ensure no illegal pandals were erected during the upcoming religious festivals and noted that civic bodies and other authorities had been “tolerating” such unauthorised structures on public roads.

  • Mumbai Ganeshotsav: Organisers and BMC at loggerheads over pending pandal permissions

    Mumbai: In a week leading up to the Ganeshotsav, a major fight has broken out between Brihanmumbai Sarvajanik Ganeshutsav Samanvay Samiti and the Brihanumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). They are again at loggerheads with each other over permissions for setting up pandals in the city. The Samiti claims that officials from the BMC have objected to putting up banners and digging holes for setting up the pandals for the Lord Ganesha festival.

  • Pandals on roads pose problems for people

    The Ganesh pandals on roads are blocking traffic badly. Despite a meeting held with puja organizers, several pandals have been erected in various parts of the city, raising questions on police permissions.

  • 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.

  • HC warns of against pandals being set up without permit

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said it would issue contempt notices to all those political parties, trusts and organisations which set up pandals during ‘Dahi Handi’ and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals without securing permission and flouted noise pollution rules.

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