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  • Central Railway to run special midnight suburban train for 5 days during Ganesh Utsav

    Mumbai: In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganesh utsav for next five days, the Central Railway (CR) will run special midnight suburban train from September 18/19 to September 22/23. Kalyan-bound train will depart at 1. 30 hours from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) will arrive at 03.00 hours and it will stop at all stations. Passengers are requested to kindly note and avail the facility.

  • Ujjain: Timely police action prevents communal flare-up

    Anti-social elements have been trying to create trouble in Khajoorwali Masjid since Ganesh Sthapana. On Thursday night, a few miscreants pelted stones on locals and vandalized vehicles. They broke window glasses in a bid to create religious frenzy. Six to eight people were injured in the incident. As soon as the news of trouble spread, collector Manish Singh and SP Sachin Atulkar rushed to the spot with police force and brought the

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: ‘Permission for mandals hit by online glitches’

    Mumbai: In a point of order raised in the Standing Committee meeting on Tuesday, corporators claimed that glitches in the online registration system on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) website prevented Ganpati mandals from receiving permissions. The committee chairman asked the administration to pay heed to the demands and act immediately on it.

  • Nirbhaya squads to keep an eye on road romeos during Ganesh utsav

    Bhayandar: Safety of citizens and providing security to women is top on the agenda for cops during the upcoming festive season. In a bid to ensure safe, peaceful and trouble free celebrations during the 11-day Ganesh Utsav festivities, the Thane (rural) police led by SP-Dr. Shivaji Rathod arranged a joint meeting comprising representatives from local Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal’s and officials from the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) on Friday evening.

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    Full lakes beckon this Ganesh utsav

    Mumbai: Spells of heavy rains in the city and its suburbs in the last few days have led to a marked increase in the level of water in seven main lakes. The rise in the level of the seven main lakes supplying water to Mumbai means they have enough stock to avoid any possible cut in water supply to local residents in the next one year, said civic officials on Monday. “Heavy

  • Bhopal: Ganesh Utsav ends; mountains of rubbish dumped on banks of lakes

    Bhopal: Huge piles of foul-smelling waste dumped on the banks of the city lakes are stark reminder of the fact that the Ganeshotsava has come to a conclusion. Most of the waste included ‘nirmalya’, consisting flowers, coconuts and food products. A walk around of the banks of the Upper and Lower Lakes on Wednesday revealed the hollowness of the claims of the BMC that “Bhopal is the cleanest capital of the country”.

  • Bhopal: Utsav samitis, BMC work in unison to maintain cleanliness during Ganesh Utsav

    Bhopal: Most Ganesh Utsav Samitis as well as people in the city have installed eco-friendly Ganesha idols this year. They are also paying more attention to cleanliness. But there are some old samitis incluing Shree Dholgyaras Samaroh Samiti, Peepal Chowk and Shree Navyuvak Ganesh Utsav Samiti, Jehangirabad who have been installing eco-friendly idol for past 71 and 55 years respectively. Some samitis also focus on the height of idol. Not only samitis

  • Indore: MPPCB awareness programme alerts stakeholders on immersion guidelines

    Indore: Ahead of Ganesh Utsav to be celebrated later this month, followed by Navratri and series of other Hindu festivals, officials of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) have tightened their belts to implement the guidelines for immersion of idols in an effort to save water bodies from contamination.

  • Ganeshotsav: Maharashtra to organise tours of famous mandals for visitors

    The most awaited spiritual ‘Ganesh Utsav’ is just few days away and the state government is planning to use these celebrations to attract domestic and foreign tourists to Maharashtra. Yes! The state tourism department will market the festival through initiatives like special buses and Ganapati walks for tourists to cover iconic/famous mandals. This will include tours for visitors covering famous Ganesh mandals in cities like Mumbai and Pune and events at locations

  • Mumbai: Government could allow loudspeakers in silent zones during Ganesh utsav

    Mumbai: The state government may be mulling bringing in an ordinance to bypass existing laws and a court directive on noise rules in places where Ganpati festivals are held. Recently, representatives of Ganesh mandals met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking him to allow loudspeakers in silent zones for the festival. Last year, the court had relaxed the timings when loudspeakers could be used.

  • MHADA lottery may be held before Ganesh festival

     Mumbai : In order to avoid a clash with this year’s Ganesh Utsav, the much-awaited Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) lottery will be held few days before the festival.

  • Ujjain: 300 eco-friendly Ganesh idols to be displayed in the city on Ganesh utsav

    Ujjain: To promote environment conservation and keep rivers and other water reservoirs pollution free, 300 eco-friendly idols, 3.5 feet tall and made of red soil will be displayed during the 10-day Ganesh Utsav. To ensure implementation, an organization ‘Lokmanya Tilak Ganesh Utsav Mahaayojan Samiti’ has been formed under the guidance of devisal organizing secretary of BJP, Pradeep Joshi. The organization will be headed by Surendra Singh Arora.

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    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.

  • Swine flu, dengue cases zoom

    BHOPAL : Five swine flu patients tested positive on Wednesday out of seven samples and four dengue slides came positive among 29 samples sent for testing.

  • Water bodies clogged with Ganesh idols may breed ailments

    BHOPAL : The festival season has begun and so has the season of polluting water bodies with impunity. Many water bodies of the city have turned into huge nullahs, what with hundreds nay thousands of Ganesh idols being immersed into them on Sunday and Monday.

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    Bollywood bows before Lord Ganesha

    As the Ganesh Chaturthi vibe continues to flourish in the city, we can’t exclude our B-town celebrities who have also taken out time to welcome Lord Ganesha in their homes. They have immersed themselves into the spiritual aura of this festive season. Continuing traditions, our bollywood stars have taken efforts to get innovative in decorating the ‘aasans’ of their loving Ganpati Bappa. The festival has given them a chance to spend time

  • Manjusha Patil enthralls audience

    Indore : With the grand arrival of Bappa, Ganesh Utsav has started with full enthusiasm. Ganesh Mandal is known for its cultural programmes now-a-days. It started with a powerful performance of Manjusha Patil. Chief guests were Sunil and Anil Joshi.

  • Additional forces to beef up security

    Mumbai : With the festivals of Bakri Eid and Ganesh Utsav coinciding in September, the Mumbai Police is beefing up security in the city.