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Rajendra B. Aklekar

Rajendra B. Aklekar

Deputy Chief Editor @mid_day He covers transport beat, has authored books on India`s rail history and heritage Twitter: @rajtoday

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Mumbai: BMC notice to Metro contractors over property tax default

Mumbai: BMC notice to Metro contractors over property tax default

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Five contractors involved in Mumbai’s metro rail project receive a seven-day ultimatum from the BMC for non-payment of hefty property tax dues... [Read More]

17 April,2024 06:45 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Mumbai: Versova residents get lessons in EVM use

Mumbai: Versova residents get lessons in EVM use

“In Mumbai suburban district itself, about 50,000 officials have been deployed on election duty,” the official said... [Read More]

16 April,2024 02:49 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
With corporators missing for a long time, Mumbaikars expect answers from MPs

With corporators missing for a long time, Mumbaikars expect answers from MPs

Mumbaikars appear ready to take MPs head on over issues affecting them at local level after absence of ward-level representatives have left them fed up for over two years... [Read More]

13 April,2024 06:48 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Inconvenience looms for Mumbaikars as stns undergo Amrit Bharat scheme overhaul

Inconvenience looms for Mumbaikars as stns undergo Amrit Bharat scheme overhaul

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Commuters fume as work under Central scheme has perfectly fine station resembling battlefields ahead of monsoon... [Read More]

12 April,2024 05:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Mumbai: Metro One launches TapTap wristbands for faster commute

Mumbai: Metro One launches TapTap wristbands for faster commute

Innovation will facilitate faster and seamless travel... [Read More]

11 April,2024 07:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
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PHOTOS: Want to eat cucumbers this summer? Try out these easy recipes

PHOTOS: Want to eat cucumbers this summer? Try out these easy recipes

If you have always believed that one can’t do much with it, then Indian chefs tell you to think again as they share unique recipes to not only include them in soups and salads but also kimchi and rolls too... [Read More]

16 April,2024 11:32 PM IST | Mumbai
IN PICS: Maha's Solapur, Madha LS candidates file nomination, Fadnavis campaigns

IN PICS: Maha's Solapur, Madha LS candidates file nomination, Fadnavis campaigns

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidates Ram Satpute and Ranjit Naik-Nimbalkar filed their nominations from the Solapur and Madha Lok Sabha seats, respectively on Tuesday. Pics/PTI and BJP... [Read More]

16 April,2024 09:28 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Aditya Roy Kapur and others

Spotted in the city: Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma, Aditya Roy Kapur and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

16 April,2024 08:54 PM IST
Entertainment top stories: Kannada actor Dwarakish passes away

Entertainment top stories: Kannada actor Dwarakish passes away

Entertainment Top Stories: End your day with the most happening highlights. It`s time to relax and take a look at the latest news and events... [Read More]

16 April,2024 07:21 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Govt will end illegal immigration, says PM Modi in Bihar poll rally

IN PHOTOS: Govt will end illegal immigration, says PM Modi in Bihar poll rally

Addressing Lok Sabha election rally in Bihar, PM Modi on Tuesday said asserted that if voted back to power, his government will crack down on illegal immigration which has flourished because of `vote bank politics`. Pics and Text PTI... [Read More]

16 April,2024 05:50 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: CM Eknath Shinde meets Salman Khan after arrest of two shooters

IN PHOTOS: CM Eknath Shinde meets Salman Khan after arrest of two shooters

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde meets actor Salman Khan at the latter`s residence in Mumbai. Pics/CMO... [Read More]

16 April,2024 05:39 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Indians prepare for Ram Navami celebrations

IN PHOTOS: Indians prepare for Ram Navami celebrations

This year, Ram Navami will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17. It is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 04:51 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Uddhav promotes Shiv Sena (UBT) flaming torch symbol, releases song

IN PHOTOS: Uddhav promotes Shiv Sena (UBT) flaming torch symbol, releases song

In a veiled attack on the BJP-led central government, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said his party`s `flaming torch` election symbol will reduce to ashes the autocratic regime in the country. Pics/Ashish Raje... [Read More]

16 April,2024 03:09 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Why do Indian Elections happen over multiple phases?

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Why do Indian Elections happen over multiple phases?

Welcome to India! The world`s largest democracy, where elections are not just a one-day event, but a multi-phase extravaganza. Currently in India, there`s a lot of buzz going around the upcoming lok Sabha Elections. This year The Lok Sabha Elections will take place in 7 phases. The first phase of the LS polls is all set to take place on the 19th of April. Every year we witness elections happening in multiple phases in india..But have you ever wondered why elections in India take place in different phases? Let us find out in this video... [Read More]

16 April,2024 07:00 PM IST
Ram Navami 2024: A tour of Ram Mandir that inspired Ram Mandir railway station

Ram Navami 2024: A tour of Ram Mandir that inspired Ram Mandir railway station

 Ram Navami 2024 is here and this brings us to a time when devotees of Shri Ram flock to the temples to offer prayers to their beloved deity. Join in the festivities as we visit Mumbai’s most iconic Ram Mandir that inspired the name of Ram Mandir railway station. From its majestic entrance adorned with intricate carvings to the serene sanctum housing the divine idols of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman, every corner of Ram Mandir echoes with sacred energy and reverence. Between the chaos and traffic of Mumbai’s Goregaon, this temple is an spiritual oasis. this Ramnavami, embark on a spiritual odyssey to Mumbai`s beloved Ram Mandir. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 06:00 PM IST
PM Modi Criticizes Lalu Yadav & RJD, Calls Them The Face Of

PM Modi Criticizes Lalu Yadav & RJD, Calls Them The Face Of "Jungle Raj"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 16 addressed a public rally in Bihar’s Gaya. During his public rally, he attacked RJD and Lalu Yadav and said even the court has passed judgment on ‘Chara Ghotala’ and accused RJD chief of being involved in fodder scam. He said, “RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don`t have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD is the biggest face of jungle raj in Bihar...RJD has given only two things to Bihar - jungle raj aur bhrashtachar.” Watch vodeo for more. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 05:08 PM IST
Jhelum boat accident: Boat capsizes in J&K's Jhelum River, 4 dead

Jhelum boat accident: Boat capsizes in J&K's Jhelum River, 4 dead

In a tragic incident, a boat carrying school children capsized in the Jhelum river in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 16. The Srinagar Administration has launched a rescue operation in the area. A State Disaster Response Force team was also deployed. At least six persons including four children have died. Meanwhile, 4 bodies have been recovered, while others are missing. The boat which has capsized was ferrying children from Gandbal to Batwara in Srinagar. Continuous rains over last two days have led to an increase in the water levels of several water bodies, including Jhelum. Watch video ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 04:30 PM IST
HM Amit Shah highlights change in 'Naya Kashmir', lauds PM Modi

HM Amit Shah highlights change in 'Naya Kashmir', lauds PM Modi

Union Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing a public rally in J&K’s Paloura highlighted the change in ‘Naya Kashmir’ and said that today, nobody has the guts to raise slogans for Pakistan. Amit Shah said, "Nobody has the guts to raise slogans for Pakistan. Slogans of `Bharat Mata K Jai` can only be heard. PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti had said that if Article 370 is removed then nobody will be left to give a shoulder to the tricolour. She needs to understand that this tricolour is immortal and will always stay. Article 370 was scrapped and the tricolour still flies with pride and glory." Watch video for more. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 03:54 PM IST
PM Modi Slams Congress For Politicising Ram Mandir

PM Modi Slams Congress For Politicising Ram Mandir

Lok Sabha Election fever has gripped India. With just days ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the crucial issues in an exclusive interview. From Ram Mandir to Article 370, speculated questions and loud criticisms, PM Modi spoke candidly. Speaking about Article 370, PM Modi said that abrogation of Article 370 has changed Jammu And Kashmir`s fortune. He also spoke on Ram Mandir wherein he blamed Congressy for politicising Ram Mandir. Apart from that he also lauded K Annamalai. Watch PM Modi`s exclusive interview. ... [Read More]

16 April,2024 02:27 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Amit Shah vows to protect & restore peace in Manipur

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Amit Shah vows to protect & restore peace in Manipur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on 15th of April, hit out at the Congress Party and accused them of promoting a divisive mindset throughout the nation. He further applauded Prime Minister Narendra for developing Manipur. During his election rally in Manipur and Tripura, Amit Shah reaffirmed that the Modi-led Government will protect and restore peace in Manipur. Hm Shah emphasized the central government`s commitment to achieving peace and solutions without disrupting the state`s integrity. “The destiny of the country will change when that of the northeast and Manipur will change,” said Shah. He also spoke on the concerns about attempts of dem... [Read More]

16 April,2024 11:31 AM IST
Rakhi Sawant pleads to Bishnoi gang to spare Salman Khan's life

Rakhi Sawant pleads to Bishnoi gang to spare Salman Khan's life

After the Bishnoi gang claimed responsibility behind the firing at superstar Salman Khan`s Mumbai residence, Rakhi Sawant, who shares a close rapport with the actor, came out in his support and pleaded for his life to be spared. In a video shared on social media, Rakhi, who has been a constant on the reality show `Bigg Boss` was seen breaking down on camera. She said that Salman has helped her on multiple occasions financially. Watch the video for more.... [Read More]

16 April,2024 11:20 AM IST | Mumbai
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