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Ashutosh Shukla

  • City has its own Kalighat Temple this Durga Puja

    Devotees of Goddess Durga are in for a nostalgic trip to the banks of the Hooghly river in Bengal this year. Durga pandals across the city will have replicas of the famous Kalighat temple as well as old Zamindar palaces. Most pandals are veering more towards tradition this time. The Bengal Club...

    Monday, 22 September 2014 - 8:33am
  • Critical queries pile up as CIC chief's post remains vacant

    RTI hearings on PMO, CBI, CVC and more on hold

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 6:30am
  • Maharashtra polls: Opinions among Muslims on AIMIM pitch vary

    Opinions among members of the Muslim community over the recent pitch made by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which is planning to take the big leap in the assembly elections, vary. The issue of better representation (for the community) has always made Muslims look up. With AIMIM...

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 - 5:35am
  • Opinions on AIMIM pitch among Muslims vary

    Opinions among the members of the Muslim community over the recent pitch made by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which looks to take the big leap in the assembly elections, vary. The issue of better representation for the community has always made Muslims look up. With AIMIM...

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 7:00am
  • Ganeshotsav: These Gauris are 90 and going strong

    At the Dixit household in Thane, worshipping Gauri is not just about observing a festival but reminiscing and bonding with the families who have prayed at the feet of the goddess over nearly 90 years. The sheer age of these household statues is astonishing. The Ganesh festival is perhaps the only...

    Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 7:40am
  • Gauri's more eco-friendly than her son Ganesh!

    While Lord Ganesha is the most talked about God this season, on Tuesday, it will be his mother, Gauri, who is grab all the attention. She will be present in everyone's homes today, sitting right beside her son. Unlike Ganesha, who is a guest, Gauri is considered to be returning to her mother's...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 6:30am
  • BMC has no funds to give property returns

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) may be the richest civic body in the country, but certain procedural lapses on its part are there for all to see. Despite having inexhaustible funds, an applicant was surprised to see the corporation's response which stated that it did not have enough...

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 9:30am
  • Supreme court asks parties to mediate Parsi priest issue again

    The Supreme court on August 25 asked the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP), and those fighting on behalf of Parsi priests expelled from entering Doongerwadi, to get into mediation process again. Two priests, Khushro Madon and Framroze Mirza, were banned from entering Doongerwadi and two agiaries run by...

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 9:00am
  • Missing Indian 'killed' in Iraq clash: Community members say killing of boy due to fighting not conclusive

    After news of the Kalyan youth, allegedly fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq, dying due to bombing reached the community, members said they wouldn't accept the information as conclusive. It is being suspected that the youths left after they were indoctrinated.

    Friday, 29 August 2014 - 6:28am
  • Smaller mandals take lead in eco-friendly celebrations

    While prominent Ganpati mandals continue to have their trademark idols, the lesser known ones have taken a lead of sorts to make the festival eco-friendly. Instead of having plaster of Paris (PoP) idols, they have moved to idols made from eco-friendly material. "Until last year, we too used to get...

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 7:05am