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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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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Candidate lists released for the first two phases

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Candidate lists released for the first two phases

Over 300 candidates will be vying for 48 seats in the initial two phases of the seven phases... [Read More]

19 April,2024 07:03 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Lok Sabha elections 2024: Mumbai North Central is the wisest ward

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Mumbai North Central is the wisest ward

Constituency that covers Vile Parle, Kurla, Kalina and Bandra has highest number of voters aged 85 to 120... [Read More]

19 April,2024 06:50 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Lok Sabha elections 2024: Now, EC wants you to help net errant netas

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Now, EC wants you to help net errant netas

Election Commission app cVIGIL lets citizens capture pictures, media, and put up complaints on any violation of code of conduct... [Read More]

18 April,2024 06:48 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
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
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Spotted in the city: Salman Khan, Kriti Sanon, Rhea Chakraborty and others

Spotted in the city: Salman Khan, Kriti Sanon, Rhea Chakraborty 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]

19 April,2024 09:12 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
War clouds hovering over world, strong BJP govt needed to protect country: PM

War clouds hovering over world, strong BJP govt needed to protect country: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said war clouds were hovering over the world and under these circumstances a strong BJP-led government with an absolute majority was needed to protect the country`s interests and tackle any eventuality (Pics/PTI)... [Read More]

19 April,2024 07:46 PM IST
In Photos: Iran fires at suspected Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base

In Photos: Iran fires at suspected Israeli attack drones near Isfahan air base

Iran fired air defences at a major air base and a nuclear site early Friday morning near the central city of Isfahan after spotting drones, which were suspected to be part of an Israeli attack in retaliation for Tehran`s unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on the country (Pics/AFP)... [Read More]

19 April,2024 07:39 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis & others cast their votes in Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1

Devendra Fadnavis & others cast their votes in Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1

Top leaders in Maharashtra including Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari cast their votes in Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Phase 1. Pics/ PTI & X... [Read More]

19 April,2024 07:13 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: This week's most stunning images

IN PHOTOS: This week's most stunning images

Dive into our curated collection of breathtaking photographs from the week that went by. Here is a dossier for your weekend scrolling... [Read More]

19 April,2024 07:28 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Leaders urge high voter turnout in 102 constituencies

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Leaders urge high voter turnout in 102 constituencies

The first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 is underway across 102 constituencies in 21 states and Union territories, marking the initiation of the world`s largest electoral exercise. Pics/ PTI... [Read More]

19 April,2024 04:40 PM IST
Mumbai heatwave: Five essential tips to protect yourself from extreme heat

Mumbai heatwave: Five essential tips to protect yourself from extreme heat

A sudden spike in temperature across Maharashtra has raised concerns about heat strokes. To stay protected from the intense heat, follow these five tips... [Read More]

19 April,2024 04:41 PM IST
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Psychologist explains how social media is ruining your mental health

Psychologist explains how social media is ruining your mental health

In today`s hyper-connected world, social media platforms can be both a source of inspiration and a breeding ground for negativity. From FOMO to Body Dysmorphia, social media has come with its own set of challenges posing a high risk to our mental health well-being. In this video, Psychotherapist and trainer - Dr. Arvinder J. Singh (Director, Ashoka Centre for Well-Being) in conversation with Katyayani Kapoor explains how the social media is impacting our mental health and how one can save oneself from the varied challenges arising to our mental health. Our expert guest shares her perspectives and personal experiences, shedding light on the importance of setting boundaries, cultivating self-awareness, and prioritizing self-care in the digital age.... [Read More]

19 April,2024 07:04 PM IST
How US reacted when journalist pitched PM Modi’s role in ending Middle east war

How US reacted when journalist pitched PM Modi’s role in ending Middle east war

The US would welcome any country interested in using its voice to further deter the Russian offensive in Ukraine and play a positive role in helping release hostages and defeating Hamas amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip, US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said at a press briefing on April 18. Asked how the US and the international community can use Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s influence to end the ongoing war worldwide, Patel said, “Specifically, first in the context of Russia-Ukraine, if any country is interested in using its voice to further deter Russian aggression on the people of Ukraine, we certainly would welcome that and in the current ongoing context in Gaza, any country that believes that they can play a positive role in helping us get to a release of hostages, helping us get additional humanitarian assistance into Gaza, and helping to defeat Gaza, they certainly should and are welcome to play that role.”... [Read More]

19 April,2024 06:47 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Tamil stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and others vote

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Tamil stars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and others vote

The first phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024 is underway in 102 parliamentary constituencies on April 19. To exercise their right to franchise, Tamil cinema cast their votes in Tamil Nadu as polling began for all 39 seats. Tamil superstars including Rajinikanth, Ajith, Dhanush, Vijay Sethupathi, Vijay, Suriya, and Karthi registered their vote.... [Read More]

19 April,2024 04:52 PM IST
Lok Sabha Election 2024: Nagaland’s Temjen Imna Along casts his vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Nagaland’s Temjen Imna Along casts his vote

Amid the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Nagaland Tourism and Higher Education Minister and BJP leader Temjen Imna Along was seen casting his vote at a polling station in Alongtaki, Mokokchung. After casting the vote, Along said that every citizen should vote to transform the nation into `Viksit Bharat` under the leadership of PM Modi. While speaking to ANI, Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along said, "Today is a very important day for Nagaland and the entire country as the first phase of voting for Lok Sabha elections has started today. Every citizen should vote to make our nation into `Viksit Bharat` under the leadership of PM Modi. We need to come out and cast our vote in favour of the vision that today`s Bharat has for a `Viksit Bharat`."... [Read More]

19 April,2024 04:09 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Watch Shiv Sena's Raju Waghmare's sensational claims

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Watch Shiv Sena's Raju Waghmare's sensational claims

Amid the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2024, Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena leader Dr Raju Waghmare says, "Many top leaders of Mumbai and Maharashtra are in touch with us and shortly they will leave Congress and join the Maha Yuti and out of them several will join the Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena) also. Senior Congress leaders, Mumbai corporators...top brass are in touch with us. Many Shiv Sena leaders (UBT) are also in touch, so many people wish to come to us...".... [Read More]

19 April,2024 03:33 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Yog guru Baba Ramdev casts vote in Haridwar

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Yog guru Baba Ramdev casts vote in Haridwar

Yog guru Baba Ramdev cast his vote for the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 in Haridwar. Voting is underway for the first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on April 19. Polling for Phase 1 is being held in 102 constituencies across 17 states and 4 UTs. The first phase of the elections has the highest number of parliamentary constituencies among all phases.... [Read More]

19 April,2024 03:23 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Devendra Fadnavis and Nana Patole cast vote

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Devendra Fadnavis and Nana Patole cast vote

Today on 19th April, the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha election 2024 kicked off. In Maharashtra, the voting began in five seats of Nagpur, Ramtek (SC), Bhandara-Gondia, Chandrapur, and the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST). Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta Fadnavis were seen casting their votes at a polling booth in Nagpur. After casting his vote, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said, "Festival of democracy has started. I appeal to all the people to vote and strengthen democracy and register their participation in this festival of democracy." Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole cast his vote at a polling station in Bhandara. ... [Read More]

19 April,2024 01:33 PM IST
MAMI Select: Mouni Roy, Vijay, Aditi, Siddharth, and others grace screening

MAMI Select: Mouni Roy, Vijay, Aditi, Siddharth, and others grace screening

A slew of celebs attended the special screening of MAMI Select, a collection of films shot on iPhone, in Mumbai on Thursday. Newly engaged couple Aditi Rao Hydari and Siddharth, marked their first public appearance post-engagement. They were joined by other stars like Mouni Roy, Shabana Azmi, Kiran Rao, Prajakta Kohli, Taaruk Raina, Jim Sarbh, Vijay Varma, Sobhita Dhulipala, Zoya Akhtar, and Gaurav Chaudhary and others on the red carpet... [Read More]

19 April,2024 01:32 PM IST
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