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Hemal Ashar

Hemal Ashar

She is News Features Editor, Mid-day. She covers the nitty-gritty of Maximum City and puts her finger on the pulse of the people, sights and sounds, news, cues, and views of Mumbai.

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Mumbai: Peek into swanky new Breach Candy Hospital wing

Mumbai: Peek into swanky new Breach Candy Hospital wing

Mumbai’s premier health facility brings art and aesthetics to healing; homely, hi-tech features come together in Breach Candy Hospital’s new building... [Read More]

17 April,2024 07:05 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Mumbai: ‘We all can coexist’

Mumbai: ‘We all can coexist’

Colaba locals gather to hit back against elite stereotypes as five-year-old problems fester and election looms... [Read More]

15 April,2024 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Mumbai: Colaba Causeway’s clean sweep unsurprising

Mumbai: Colaba Causeway’s clean sweep unsurprising

Colaba shopping precinct goes encroachment-free; locals cite familiar pattern and ask for permanent solution... [Read More]

02 April,2024 02:19 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Mumbai: Pool stop, full stop at Shivaji Park

Mumbai: Pool stop, full stop at Shivaji Park

Swimmers await re-opening as summer looms; assured pass validity extension as date pushed back... [Read More]

27 March,2024 06:58 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Mumbai: Jain body takes over Wilson College Gymkhana

Mumbai: Jain body takes over Wilson College Gymkhana

Jewel of a gymkhana changes hands; joins other siblings standing proud on swish Marine Drive stretch... [Read More]

19 March,2024 07:13 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
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IN PHOTOS: First phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concludes

IN PHOTOS: First phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concludes

An aggregate 60.03 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 7 pm in phase one of the Lok Sabha polls on Friday, the Election Commission said. Pics/PTI... [Read More]

19 April,2024 08:36 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: PM Modi unveils dvpt projects worth Rs 19,600 cr in Odisha

IN PHOTOS: PM Modi unveils dvpt projects worth Rs 19,600 cr in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated development projects worth over Rs 19,600 crore in Odisha`s Jajpur district on Tuesday. Pics/ PTI... [Read More]

05 March,2024 05:47 PM IST | Jajpur
Pics: A look at TV actor Sonarika Bhadoria's wedding with Vikas Parashar

Pics: A look at TV actor Sonarika Bhadoria's wedding with Vikas Parashar

Actress Sonarika Bhadoria known for her role in `Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev` tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend and businessman Vikas Parashar in Ranthambore, Rajasthan on Sunday, in a grand royal-themed wedding... [Read More]

20 February,2024 11:50 AM IST
Get your next read for just Rs 100 at South Mumbai’s Ashish Book Centre

Get your next read for just Rs 100 at South Mumbai’s Ashish Book Centre

Damji Nissar, a 60-year-old bibliophile established the Ashish Book Centre in 1999 which houses more than 50,000 books ... [Read More]

25 December,2023 07:19 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol attend Anand Pandit's 60th birthday bash

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol attend Anand Pandit's 60th birthday bash

Anand Pandit threw a glamorous 60th birthday bash. For the occasion, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and more all arrived to mark their attendance and take part in the celebrations!... [Read More]

21 December,2023 09:46 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Rescuers break through Silkyara tunnel, evacuate trapped workers

IN PHOTOS: Rescuers break through Silkyara tunnel, evacuate trapped workers

Rescue workers on Tuesday drilled through the 60-metre stretch of rubble of the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in which 41 workers are trapped for the last 16 days, officials said. Pics/PTI and AFP ... [Read More]

28 November,2023 08:24 PM IST
Suhana, Khushi, Agastya Rock 'n' Roll in '60s style at The Archies audio launch

Suhana, Khushi, Agastya Rock 'n' Roll in '60s style at The Archies audio launch

Zoya Akhtar`s The Archies is just a few weeks away from its digital release on Netflix. The musical film launches fresh talents like Dot, Mihir Ahuja, Vedang Raina, Yuvraj Menda, Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda and Khushi Kapoor. Ahead of its release on December 7, the makers of The Archies hosted an event in the city to launch its album. With Rock `n` Roll, retro style and loads of energy, the star cast made the audience groove like never before... [Read More]

25 November,2023 11:59 PM IST
IN PICS: 36,000 women chant Atharvashirsha at Pune’s Dagdusheth Ganapati pandal

IN PICS: 36,000 women chant Atharvashirsha at Pune’s Dagdusheth Ganapati pandal

Nearly 36,000 women chanted ‘Atharvashirsha’ at Pune’s famous Dagdusheth Ganapati Pandal on Wednesday, the second day of the 10-day Ganeshotsav. Pic/Facebook... [Read More]

20 September,2023 03:28 PM IST | Pune
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: TN BJP Chief Annamalai says BJP will get 60% vote

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: TN BJP Chief Annamalai says BJP will get 60% vote

In a big claim by Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai ahead of Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, he predicted BJP will get 60% votes in Coimbatore, the constituency from where he is contesting from on April 19. BJP’s Coimbatore LS Candidate K Annamalai said, "It is very clear there is a huge wave for PM Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu. We are extremely confident that on April 19, the people of Coimbatore, the people of Tamil Nadu will overwhelmingly vote for PM Narendra Modi. June 4 will herald a new era where Narendra Modi and all the candidates working for him will win...BJP will get 60% votes in Coimbatore."... [Read More]

28 March,2024 12:34 PM IST
Salman Khan Hugs Abhishek, Amitabh Bachchan At Producer Anand Pandit 60th B'Day

Salman Khan Hugs Abhishek, Amitabh Bachchan At Producer Anand Pandit 60th B'Day

Bollywood producer Anand Pandit hosted a grand 60th birthday bash in Mumbai on December 21. The party was attended by Bollywood’s biggest stars, including Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, and many more. Singer Sonu Nigam hosted the event while Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Salman Khan were seen celebrating the producer’s birthday. Salman Khan was seen greeting Big B and his son Abhishek Bachchan on the stage with a warm hug. While Big B also recited a few lines from a poem for Anand Pandit. Producer Anand Pandit is known for his films like `Chehre`, `The Big Bull`, `Thank God`, and `Total Dhamaal` among others. Watch the full video for more insights from the grand birthday bash!... [Read More]

22 December,2023 12:07 PM IST
Animal vs Sam Bahadur: Ranbir & Alia at Animal Premiere Vs Vicky & Katrina

Animal vs Sam Bahadur: Ranbir & Alia at Animal Premiere Vs Vicky & Katrina

It was a star-studded night in Mumbai as power couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt graced the premiere of `Animal,` with Alia turning heads in a unique fashion choice – a T-shirt featuring Ranbir`s Animal avatar! The chemistry was palpable as the Animal cast and Alia`s family celebrated the much-anticipated release, adding to the glitz and glamour of the event. Meanwhile, the other stunning couple Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif graced the special screening of `Sam Bahadur.` Katrina couldn`t contain her pride as she reviewed Vicky`s performance, expressing her admiration for his shining moment in the biopic drama.... [Read More]

01 December,2023 07:54 PM IST
Jawan: Atlee Praises Shah Rukh Khan & Confirms Coming Back With Thalapathy Vijay

Jawan: Atlee Praises Shah Rukh Khan & Confirms Coming Back With Thalapathy Vijay

Join us as renowned director Atlee visits Gaiety Galaxy cinema to gauge the heartfelt reactions of fans to Shah Rukh Khan`s Jawan. Atlee shares his admiration for the Bollywood superstar and music composer Anirudh, making it an unforgettable moment for SRK enthusiasts. Don`t miss Atlee`s heartfelt praise for Shah Rukh Khan and the electric atmosphere at the cinema house.... [Read More]

08 September,2023 04:10 PM IST
Ashish Vidyarthi ties knot second time at 57, a look into his lifestyle

Ashish Vidyarthi ties knot second time at 57, a look into his lifestyle

Veteran actor Ashish Vidyarthi recently got social media talking when photos surfaced of his second marriage at the age of 57. Ashish Vidyarthi has married fashion entrepreneur, Rupali Barua. While in reel life, he plays the role of a Bollywood villain, in real life, Ashish has turned into a lifestyle vlogger. An avid food lover at heart, Ashish is often seen covering the length and breadths of India appreciating regional Indian food from all over the country. Here is a peek into his lifestyle. ... [Read More]

26 May,2023 05:52 PM IST
 Indian nationals hail PM Modi as the first batch of rescued Indian reach Delhi

Indian nationals hail PM Modi as the first batch of rescued Indian reach Delhi

At least 360 Indians landed safely in Delhi after being evacuated from violence-hit Sudan on Wednesday evening. A Navy ship and IAF C130J plane of Operation Kaveri safely rescued 360 Indians from Port Sudan after a 72-hour ceasefire was declared. The evacuees hailed PM Modi for the safe and swift rescue and were heard chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Modi Zindabad’ upon their arrival in India.... [Read More]

27 April,2023 03:44 PM IST | Mumbai
Union Minister Shekhawat slams Pakistan for violating Indus water treaty rules

Union Minister Shekhawat slams Pakistan for violating Indus water treaty rules

Months after Delhi issued a notification to Pakistan for modification of the Indus Waters Treat, Pakistan has finally responded to India’s notice seeking an amendment to the bilateral agreement that was signed in September 1960. According to MEA, Pakistan Foreign Ministry has forwarded a letter that was written by Pakistan`s Indus Water Commissioner to its Indian counterpart. Citing Islamabad’s "intransigence" in handling disputes, India said that it will "examine the letter and consult the stakeholders." Meanwhile, Union Minister Gajendra Shekhawat slandered Pakistan for its "dual precedence" in the "purest" treaty.... [Read More]

24 April,2023 06:01 PM IST | Mumbai
7-Yr-Old Child Falls Into 60-Feet Borewell In MP, Rescue Operations Underway

7-Yr-Old Child Falls Into 60-Feet Borewell In MP, Rescue Operations Underway

Movement was seen in the baby that fell in a 60-feet-deep borewell in Madhya Pradesh`s Vidisha district and got stuck at a depth of 43 feet. “Excavation will be done first with a vertical and then with a horizontal approach. With the vertical approach, we have reached 43-44 feet. There is some movement seen in the baby, but no contact has been made yet. We will rescue him in 4-5 hours,” said Deputy Commandant of NDRF Anil Pal.... [Read More]

15 March,2023 04:08 PM IST | Mumbai
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