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    My statement is being quoted out of context: Maharashtra MLA Ram Kadam after ‘offer’ to kidnap girls

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ram Kadam has issued a clarification on his ‘elope’ remark and said that his statement was quoted out of context. The BJP MLA from Ghatkopar constituency faced a backlash after a video of him where he can be reportedly heard saying that he would kidnap a girl even if she refuses a proposal from a boy and help

  • Versova drowning: Teen’s body yet to be found

    Versova Police are yet to recover the body of 13-year-old Vaibhav Gaud from Versova jetty after he drowned there on Monday afternoon. Gaud had gone for a swim with three other friends, all aged between 12-13 years, but ventured too far into the sea and found themselves being pulled by the current. Rescue operations will go on until his body is found or washed ashore elsewhere in

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    Temple robbery: Six burglars, including woman, arrested

    Thane: On Monday, Thane Police cracked the Krishna temple theft case, arresting six burglars, including a woman, within eight hours of the crime on Sunday, the eve of Janmashtami. Police formed two teams which probed this case on high priority because the robbery had occurred on the eve of Janmashtami and was considered shameful. Devotees had questioned Thane Police for not being vigilant.

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    Janmashtami 2018: Top western suburbs group bows out

    Mumbai: This year, Vile Parle’s Krishna Hegde Pratishthan decided not to celebrate dahi handi, in a bid to remain injury-free. Former Congress MLA Hegde said, “Celebrations are always about being merry and joyful. If people get injured and it leads to deaths, we are bound to take a step back.”

  • Ujjain celebrates Janmashtami with religious fervour

    Ujjain: The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour and gaiety across the city on Monday as devotees thronged temples with enthusiasm. Lord Krishna is believed to have spent significant time in this temple town some 5230 years ago and took his early education from here. This is why Janmashtami celebration in city is so special.

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    Janmashtami 2018: 1 dead, 36 ‘govindas’ injured during Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai

    Mumbai: At least one ‘govinda’ lost his life during Janmashtami Dahi-Handi celebrations here on Monday. He died in the Sion Hospital. Dahi Handi is celebrated by forming human pyramids on the eve of Janmashtami which is celebrated with fervour in the state. The deceased was at the first level of the pyramid when he suddenly collapsed. According to the police, he died due to an epileptic fit.

  • Janmashtami 2018: At least 36 ‘govindas’ injured during Dahi Handi celebration in Mumbai

    The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour and gaiety in Maharashtra and it was followed Monday by colourful ‘dahi handi’ celebrations which saw enthusiastic participation by youngsters in Mumbai and other parts of the state. However, like every year, there have been reports of injuries as well.  As per an ANI report 36 ‘govindas’ have been injured till 2pm in Mumbai during Dahi-Handi celebrations. In Thane, one person injured

  • Glitter, glamour mark ‘dahi-handi’ celebrations in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A touch of glitter and a dash of glamour, laced with safety and security, marked the ‘dahi-handi’ celebrations in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Monday. By noon however, nearly 10 youngsters fell and were injured at various venues while forming human pyramids and were rushed to hospitals, officials said.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi greet nation on Janmashtami

    New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami. “Greetings and good wishes to fellow citizens on the auspicious occasion…The teachings of Lord Krishna have a universal message — Nishkam Karma.  May this festival inspire us to follow the path of virtue and righteousness in thought, word and deed,” the President tweeted.

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    Festive protests: Shiv Sena’s Govindas mock BJP over Metro project delay

    Bhayandar: In continuation with their series of agitation on festive occasions, youth activists of the Mira Bhayandar unit of Shiv Sena played the role of Govindas to register their protest against the BJP-led governance for dangling various projects, mainly Metro Rail services, but had miserably failed in fulfilling its commitments.

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    Dahi Handi: Activists to keep a strict vigil, mandals to offer prizes as per pyramid layer

    Mumbai: Come September 3 and Mumbai will be busy celebrating Janmashtami by the celebration of Dahi Handi. The streets will be owned by scores of govindas who will form several human pyramid layers. But while it has religious connotations tied to it, Dahi Handi is celebrated with loud music, rain dance and the showstopper, a Dahi Handi contest.

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    Maharashtra state to act tough on loud music played in silence zones

    Mumbai: With the festive season around the corner, Maharashtra Government wants to ensure it keeps the noise pollution under check in the maximum city. Although the news has not digested well with Ganpati and Janmashtami mandals. After the State Government announced hefty fines and jail term for violators of noise levels in Mumbai’s silent zones, Ganpati mandals feel its tradition is smothered with rules and regulations.

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    Thane: Robbers strike at Krishna shrine on Janmashtami eve

    THANE: While the devout were getting ready to celebrate Janmashtami festival, jewellery worth lakhs was stolen from a 150-year-old lord Krishna temple in Thane. The robbers decamped with gold and silver ornaments along with some cash worth of Rs 35 lakh. The incident took place in Jambhali market in Thane on Saturday night when some unidentified persons broke into the temple from the back side. They tweaked the CCTV cameras installed in temple and

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    Imtiaz Ali’s next to be a timeless love story of Radha – Krishna

    On the auspicious occasion of the festival of Janmashtami, Anil D. Ambani owned Reliance Entertainment and Imtiaz Ali’s Window Seat Films, LLP, today announced that they will be producing a film on the eternal love story of Radha and Krishna; an epic that has travelled down generations and folklore transcending the boundaries of culture, geography and tradition.

  • Mumbai: ‘Dahi Handi’ celebrated with nationalistic flavour in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour on Tuesday and was followed by colourful ‘Dahi Handi’ with a distinct national flavour by thousands of Govindas all over Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.

  • Janmashtami celebrations gets freedom flavour in Mathura

    Mathura: Janmashtami celebrations this year have a distinct freedom flavour, with some Sri Krishna idols attired in colours of the national flag and tricolour “burfies” distributed as Prasad here.