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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 mess, Delhi dismal!

Mumbai mess, Delhi dismal!

Political parties swing out wildly at each other over the Mumbai situation, as different coloured rain alerts are flagged for Maximum City... [Read More]

10 July,2024 07:13 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar

"An Olympic medal changes not just an athlete, but community, society": Malik

The foam pit is now accessible to all gymnasts. Kids are so interested in the sport and the mindset has changed significantly,” said Karmakar... [Read More]

06 July,2024 08:29 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Mumbai: ‘Let us have a champs factory’

Mumbai: ‘Let us have a champs factory’

A travelling installation at Shivaji Park ups awareness about Paris Olympics beginning end July... [Read More]

02 July,2024 07:15 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
That song belongs to everybody: Mohan Bhagwat

That song belongs to everybody: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief talks about music and messages at Asha Bhosle book launch; legendary singer tells artistes to keep flame burning... [Read More]

29 June,2024 07:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
Mumbai: From dusk to desk

Mumbai: From dusk to desk

A new evening learning centre opens for the queer community as a safe space, ensuring equality and inclusivity in the educational system for sexual minorities... [Read More]

25 June,2024 11:49 AM IST | Mumbai | Hemal Ashar
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IN PHOTOS: 7 Indians among 60 people missing after landslide in Nepal

IN PHOTOS: 7 Indians among 60 people missing after landslide in Nepal

At least seven Indian nationals are among more than 60 passengers who are believed to be missing after two buses were swept away by a massive landslide and pushed into a swollen river in Nepal early Friday, officials and media reports said. Pics/AFP... [Read More]

12 July,2024 11:04 PM IST
In Photos: Death toll from heavy rains in southern Brazil jumps to 29

In Photos: Death toll from heavy rains in southern Brazil jumps to 29

The death toll from heavy rains in Brazil`s southern Rio Grande do Sul state jumped to 29 as of Thursday night, with another 60 people missing, according to the state`s civil defence agency (Pics/AFP)... [Read More]

03 May,2024 02:52 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concludes

IN PHOTOS: Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2024 concludes

Voter turnout of 60.96 per cent was recorded till 7 pm in phase two of the Lok Sabha elections held on Friday across 88 constituencies spread in 13 states, the Election Commission said. Pics/PTI... [Read More]

26 April,2024 10:09 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Preparations underway at Dadar's Shivaji Park for Maharashtra Day

IN PHOTOS: Preparations underway at Dadar's Shivaji Park for Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra Day, observed on May 1 every year, commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra in 1960. It holds significant historical importance as it marks the day when the state was officially established. Pics/ Aditi Haralkar... [Read More]

23 April,2024 05:42 PM IST
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
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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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