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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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Spotted in the city: Pooja Hegde, Rohan Mehra, Kartik Aaryan and others

Spotted in the city: Pooja Hegde, Rohan Mehra, Kartik Aaryan 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]

17 April,2024 08:17 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Mumbai sizzles as city witnesses hot days amid heatwave warning

IN PHOTOS: Mumbai sizzles as city witnesses hot days amid heatwave warning

Mumbai has been witnessing scorching hot weather as temperatures soars across Maharashtra amid the recent heatwave warning by the authorities. Pics/Sameer Abedi... [Read More]

17 April,2024 07:20 PM IST
Parineeti Chopra seeks blessings at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple

Parineeti Chopra seeks blessings at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple

`Chamkila` actress Parineeti Chopra visited Mumbai`s Siddhivinayak Temple following the success of the Imtiaz Ali directorial. (Pics/Yogen Shah, Instagram)  ... [Read More]

17 April,2024 07:14 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Heavy rains lash parts of UAE, authorities issue warning

IN PHOTOS: Heavy rains lash parts of UAE, authorities issue warning

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have urged residents to stay at home after large parts of the region was lashed by torrential rain, hail and thunderstorms on Tuesday. Pics/AFP... [Read More]

17 April,2024 06:15 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Kenyan doctors protest for better pay and working conditions

IN PHOTOS: Kenyan doctors protest for better pay and working conditions

Armed with placards, Kenyan doctors demand improved pay and working conditions, calling for attention to the plight of healthcare workers... [Read More]

17 April,2024 05:25 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav slam BJP govt in joint press conference

IN PHOTOS: Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav slam BJP govt in joint press conference

Rahul Gandhi, along with Akhilesh Yadav, criticised the BJP-led government and labelled the electoral bonds scheme as the world`s largest "extortion scheme" and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of championing corruption. Pics/ PTI... [Read More]

17 April,2024 02:24 PM IST
Parineeti Chopra drops BTS pictures from the sets of 'Amar Singh Chamkila'

Parineeti Chopra drops BTS pictures from the sets of 'Amar Singh Chamkila'

Parineeti Chopra has been receiving a lot of love since the release of Imtiaz Ali`s `Amar Singh Chamkila.` Now, the actress has dropped behind-the-scenes pictures from the sets of her recently released film `Amar Singh Chamkila.` The movie stars Diljit Dosanjh in the role of Chamkila, while Parineeti plays the role of his wife, Amarjot.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 03:00 PM IST
5 tips to develop AI skills for better job opportunities

5 tips to develop AI skills for better job opportunities

The thought of developing or learning AI skills can be overwhelming. We share five tips to get your started ... [Read More]

17 April,2024 02:06 PM IST
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World Heritage Day 2024: Fun heritage video tour of Mumbai's Gateway of India

World Heritage Day 2024: Fun heritage video tour of Mumbai's Gateway of India

Did you know, that the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Colaba is even older than the Gateway of India? Have you ever wondered, why is the Elephanta Caves called so? This World Heritage Day 2024, get ready to explore Mumbai’s heritage like never before. The Colaba area of Mumbai holds a treasure of history with remarkable monuments and structures that narrate the tale of Mumbai’s glorious past. Among them, Mumbai’s Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel stand as majestic landmarks bridging Mumbai’s modern present to its hair-raising history. In this series of Mid-day Xplore, Mid-day`s journalist Katyayani Kapoor explores Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel with the founder of Mumbai Heritage Tours - Pranav Damle who gives a peek into the untold and rare history of South Mumbai`s remarkable heritage honouring the heritage of Mumbai this World Heritage Day.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 09:00 PM IST
Sidharth Malhotra on his journey from Delhi to Mumbai, love for motorbikes

Sidharth Malhotra on his journey from Delhi to Mumbai, love for motorbikes

Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who was recently spotted at a brand event, recalled his journey from Delhi to Mumbai. He also spoke about his love for motorbikes and how most of his films involve a bike scene such as `Student Of The Year`, `Ek Villain`, or `Shershaah`. He also recalled the first time he rode a motorcycle and said that one needs to feel unstoppable to achieve anything in life. Watch the video for more... [Read More]

17 April,2024 08:50 PM IST
Ram Navami Shobha Yatra: BJP’s Madhavi Latha slams Telangana government

Ram Navami Shobha Yatra: BJP’s Madhavi Latha slams Telangana government

On April 17, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Hyderabad constituency Madhavi Latha, criticized the Telangana government over police denying permission for Ram Navami Shobha Yatra of BJP MLA Raja Singh. Talking to the media, Madhavi Latha said that they gave permission for Ramadan celebrations but denied permission for Shobha Yatra citing Model Code of Conduct. “Ramadan was also during the time of election code. But they didn’t shut down masjids. Why they are not giving permission to Raja Singh. He holds Ram Navami Shobha Yatra from a very long time. They want to create divide between Hindus and Muslims,” she said.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 06:12 PM IST
Ram Navami 2024: When PM Modi expressed his devotion for Lord Ram

Ram Navami 2024: When PM Modi expressed his devotion for Lord Ram

In an exclusive interview with ANI, PM Modi expressed his devotion for Lord Ram and Ayodhya Ram Mandir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had performed the Pran Pratishtha of Shri Ramlalla at the newly built Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya. As India celebrates Ram Navami 2024 today, watch PM Modi revealing about the surreal experiences he went through, during the Pran Pratishtha process.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 05:44 PM IST
Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde warns Bishnoi Gang over Salman Khan's house firing

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde warns Bishnoi Gang over Salman Khan's house firing

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on April 16 gave a stern warning to the Bishnoi gang and the accused over the firing incident at Salman Khan’s house and said that he will uproot all gangs and goons from Mahrashtra. On the firing incident outside actor Salman Khan`s residence on April 14, CM Eknath Shinde said, "I met with Salman Khan and assured him the government is with him. I also directed the police team to take immediate action on this and in that path two of the accused have been arrested... This is Maharashtra, no gang is left here... We will uproot all the gangs and goons...Here hooliganism will not be allowed to continue... The accused arrested are being interrogated... Strict actions will be taken. I have also directed the Police Commissioner to provide security for Salman Khan and his family... It is our duty to take care of our people... I don`t want to comment on what happened in the past government, but we will uproot all the gangs and goons who will try to harm any person of the state..."... [Read More]

17 April,2024 03:19 PM IST
Jhelum Boat Accident: 6 dead bodies found, 3 people still missing

Jhelum Boat Accident: 6 dead bodies found, 3 people still missing

Rescue and search is operation underway in Ganderbal Nowgam area of ​​Srinagar. 3 people are still missing in the boat capsizing incident that occurred in the Jhelum River yesterday. According to DC Srinagar, Six bodies have been found so far. Officials said that the rescue operation continued till 11 pm last night but was halted due to darkness and heavy water flow in the river Jhelum. On 16th of April, in a tragic accident a boat carrying school children overturned in the Jhelum river in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Srinagar Administration had launched a rescue operation in the area. A State Disaster Response Force team was also deployed. At least six persons including four children were found  dead. 4 bodies were recovered, while others were missing.  Continuous rains over last two days led to an increase in the water levels of several water bodies, including Jhelum.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 12:08 PM IST
Ram Navami 2024: Thousands of devotees throng Ram Mandir to seek blessings

Ram Navami 2024: Thousands of devotees throng Ram Mandir to seek blessings

Across the country, Hindus are celebrating the festival of Ram Navami on April 17. A large number of devotees thronged Ram Temple in Ayodhya to take the blessings of Ram Lalla. Ram Lalla is expected to be gifted with ‘Surya Abhishek’ at noon when the rays of the Sun fall on his forehead. Elaborate arrangements were made in the Ram Temple as it is the first Ram Navami after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony which happened on January 22. Devotees are also visiting the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya to offer prayers on the occasion. Ram Navami is one of the most celebrated festivals by the Hindu community that commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Rama. The day holds special significance among Hindus which falls on the ninth day of Chaitra month, the first month in the Hindu lunar calendar.... [Read More]

17 April,2024 11:34 AM IST
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
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