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Padmja Sinha

  • People to enjoy festivity with special plum, theme cakes

    It is mandatory to have either banana, walnut, plum, rum or wine cakes for Christmas. In fact no feast is complete without a big slice of cake during the year's last festival. With celebrations in air, people either order for cake or bake one at home. For Thanekars, Christmas celebration is...

    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • Churches plan events for grand Christmas celebrations

    Final preparations for Christmas celebration is in full swing and churches in Thane have planned different set of activities and competitions for people across the city. Our Lady of Mercy Church, situated at Pokharan Road, has planned many events for big day. Father Joel Pinto shared, "To mark the...

    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 6:10am
  • Thane residents to welcome Christmas with food, wine and party

    Christmas dinner is probably the biggest event of the year for many families and planning and preparing for the occasion is not an easy task. As wine is synonymous to Christmas celebrations and to give a perfect touch to the celebration, there are people who are even furnishing a bar at home and...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 6:40am
  • Ready-made cribs most preferred this Christmas

    The first sign that Christmas is around is that Christians start putting up Christmas stars, of varying sizes and shapes, at churches and homes. Cribs are put up in the second week of December, and nowadays, most people prefer to have a ready-made crib rather than making one at home. Cribs have...

    Saturday, 13 December 2014 - 7:01am
  • After malls and multiplexes, no parking within 100 meter of schools and hospitals

    After declaring no parking zones in front of major malls and multiplexes, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has again decided to ban parking within 100 meter stretch of schools and hospitals across the city. Thanekars are already facing the dearth of parking space and now, if any vehicle is found...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • Vikrant Karnik: Pedaling green messages across Maharashtra

    In recent times, there has been a massive climate change across the globe and activists across the globe have been campaigning to save earth. One among them is Vikrant Karnik, who has adopted a challenging lifestyle and has been visiting every distant village on his bicycle to spread the word. This...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • Students from rural schools excel in science experiments to prove their might

    The students from rural areas have proven their mettle in science, experiments and creativity. At a regional-level science event at Baner village in Bhiwandi, organised by Jidnyasa Trust, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology, about 148 tribal schools from Thane region...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • Aanand Menon - Transforming lives through music

    As a teacher, musician and music director, 42-year-old Aanand Menon believes in transforming lives through his soulful music. With some Marathi movies like Manatlya Manat, picnic, Are Baba Pure, Be Dune Sade Chaar, Amhi Mast kalandar, Sutradhar and Pudhe Gav Aahe to his credit, he has done...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:15am
  • TMC-owned medical college, hospital illegal - RTI

    The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has been pro in demolishing illegal structures across the city and it did take stringent measures against those who don't have occupancy and commencement certificate, but interestingly their own buildings have flouted norms. As per the RTI response received by...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 6:53am
  • No sewage treatment plant in Thane Municipal Corporation jurisdiction - RTI

    While Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has made Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) as a compulsory criteria for giving Occupancy Certificate (OC) to housing societies, there is no STP plant in its jurisdiction. And shockingly, untreated wastes are being released into creeks and nullahs, reveals a Right...

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 5:54am