Mumbai Police are deploying more than 19,000 personnel, including officers, to thwart any untoward incident when processions will be taken out to immerse idols of Lord Ganesh on Anant Chaturdashi, the last day of the festival, which falls on September 28. Pics/ Ashish Raje
In a harmonious and incident-free culmination of the Ganesh Chaturthi, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday reported that a total of 196 idols were immersed in the city till 12 pm. Pics/Satej Shinde
Legislator Bacchu Kadu and his supporters, on Thursday, staged a protest outside cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s residence in Bandra over him appearing in advertisement for online gaming programme. Pic/X
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Shiv Thakare unveiled the Police Bappa statue at Chowpatty. During the event, he praised Police Bappa's immense popularity, likening him to a real-life Singham. Shiv also shared details about his latest song dedicated to Bappa, specially crafted for this auspicious occasion. To learn more about his insightful remarks and the festivities, be sure to watch the complete video.
In 2018, when the trial of the blackbuck poaching case was underway, Lawrence Bishnoi had said Salman Khan had hurt the sentiments of the Bishnois, a sect that has love for animals among its tenets, by hunting a blackbuck - a charge that the actor was eventually acquitted of. The actor has been put under the threat again via mail sent by the same gang
A teenager, driving a car without license, dragged an on-duty traffic constable on his car's bonnet for about 1.5 kilometres after the constable stopped him for jumping a traffic signal. The incident took place at Vasai in Palghar district of Maharashtra on Sunday evening. The accused has been arrested and booked under various charges including attempt to murder and motor vehicle act. The traffic constable has sustained injuries in the incident.
Mumbai on Wednesday reported 22 new cases of Covid-19. No death was reported on May 24. The city is now left with an active tally of 140 patients, a BMC health bulletin said. We are closing the Live Blog now
Hailing from Dombivli, Nilesh Kulkarni worked his way up the ranks to represent Mumbai at the junior level before going on to become the Ranji Trophy team’s go-to spin bowler, playing under the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Manjrekar. He played a big role in several Ranji Trophy triumphs for Mumbai, but the 1996-97 one, whose final was played under floodlights in Gwalior, will remain special. As will the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Marvan Atapattu off his very first ball in Test cricket in 1997. Kulkarni dwells on his beginnings, his Test career and how he was mentored by English fast bowling great Frank Tyson through a bowling scheme in the early 1990s. He also talks about how he made his post-cricket career meaningful by opening a management institute.
India's ex-wicketkeeper, Kiran More played domestic cricket for Baroda, but he came to Mumbai to be part of the inter-office and club cricket circuit. He talks about how inter-office matches were like wars between teams and attributes his India selection to the experience of 'keeping to Mumbai stalwart Padmakar Shivalkar in the Tata Sports Club side. More also dwells on his rivalry with friend and Mumbai stalwart Chandrakant Pandit, for a spot in the Indian team.
Mumbai’s ex-batsman Jatin Paranjape turns back the clock to how he was introduced to the tough yet exciting world of Mumbai’s club cricket by being part of the Dadar Union Sporting Club, before graduating to U-19 cricket for India and a Mumbai Ranji Trophy call-up. An ankle injury proved a spanner in the works a few games into his India ODI career in 1998, but doors opened in the corporate field before becoming a national selector, followed by a post in a BCCI committee to pick the current national selection committee.
Ex-Rajasthan’s Mumbai-based spinner Suresh Shastri reveals that he was one of the first to emerge from the famous Ramakant Achrekar cricket stable and how he progressed every step of the way in the hard world of Mumbai and domestic cricket, playing with the best names on the circuit; his journey encompassing several games against touring teams in the 1970s.
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