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6 years on, cop at Taj issues guns and booze licences

For him going into the Taj was his duty just as it was controlling angry rioters at Azad Maidan in August 2012. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com catches up with Inspector Deepak Dhole. Six years later he......

'We don't burn Raavan!'

Mumbai's oldest Ram Leela plays out for 20 days at the historic Azad Maidan. Text: Savera R Someshwar. Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani The rain-soaked ground, its muddy innards hidden under a......

Raj backs Dhoble, warns hawkers over holding morcha

"If hawkers take out a morcha at Azad Maidan and try to show their power, MNS will show its power on Mumbai's footpaths," Raj told reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday evening. "Marathi people have the......

Mumbai police in a spot over poem on Azad Maidan violence

The Mumbai police were put in a spot over a poem published in its in-house journal terming last year's Azad Maidan protesters as "snakes" and "traitors" whose hands should have been "chopped off",......

Azad Maidan riot: Amar Jawan vandal gets bail

A sessions court on Monday granted bail to two accused in custody for the August 11 Azad Maidan violence, including Shahbad Abdul Kadir Shaikh who allegedly damaged the Amar Jawan memorial. The......

Hundreds gather in Mumbai to protest FDI in retail

Hundreds of small retailers on Wednesday gathered at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai to protest against the entry of foreign direct investment in retail ventures like that of Bharti-Walmart.Protesters,......

Differences emerge among striking jewellers

  Cracks have developed between jewellers and bullion dealers over differences of opinion on the sale of gold bars. The differences of opinion started when Ashok Minawala, director of All......

Maharashtra traders' strike enters second day

Traders and shopkeepers in Maharashtra are on an indefinite strike since Monday to protest against the newly-introduced Local Body Tax (LBT), which replaces octroi. “We do not mind paying......

Maharashtra traders start indefinite strike against LBT

Traders and shopkeepers in Maharashtra Monday started an indefinite strike against the newly-introduced Local Body Tax (LBT) which replaces octroi."We do not mind paying taxes for local development......

Why Bhansali's Ramleela got a new name

Days before its scheduled release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has tweaked the title of his upcoming Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer. Ramleela will now be called Goliyon Ki Rasleela......

'The day I saw Sachin bat, I knew he was special'

'He was not only middling every ball, but also timing it perfectly.''He hit quite a few balls in the air, but that did not bother me because he had a lot of power.'Kunal Purandare recounts the......

Record was not on mind, says Mumbai schoolboy Shaw after hitting 546

Fourteen-year-old Prithvi Shaw tells Harish Kotian he was not aware of the new record in Mumbai schools cricket even after breaching the 500-run mark.Cricket fans may be saddened that Sachin......

14-year-old Prithvi Shaw scores record 546 in schools cricket

Prithvi Shaw is back in the headlines. The 14-year-old batsman scored a marathon 546, as Rizvi Springfield amassed 991, in reply to St Francis D’Assisi’s first innings total of 92 in......

'It's hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end'

In his long and illustrious career Sachin Tendulkar was a man of few words, and even fewer emotions. However, even as he retired from international cricket he could neither hold back his emotions......

Tendulkar set to become Mumbai's school cricket brand ambassador

Retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Tuesday approached to become the brand ambassador of Harris and Giles Shield by the organisers of the school-level cricket tournament.Tendulkar, who has......
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Wankhede offers a Test treat with ton setting the tone

Every time I pass by my school, St Peter's in Mazagaon, memories of my first three-figure mark in cricket (in an inter-house match in a junior... ...

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Metro dig tells story of ground beneath our feet

Mumbai: For a glimpse of what lies beneath this teeming metropolis, head to the archaeology exhibition that will be held at the Mumbai University... ...

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Man accuses eatery owner, journalist of cheating him of Rs 50L

Mumbai: Azad Maidan police are investigating a case against the owner of a restaurant located inside the Esplanade court premises as well as the... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Man-accuses-eatery-owner-journalist-of-cheating-him-of-Rs-50L/articleshow/55861866.cms
Mumbai court denies bail to developer Pujit Aggarwal

A magistrate court has last week refused to grant bail to Pujit Aggarwal, managing director and chief executive officer of developer firm Orbit... ...

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Mumbai tea seller dupes bizman of Rs50L during notes exchange

A Mumbai businessman, desperate to exchange old bank notes worth Rs50 lakh to make a court payment, was cheated of the money by a tea vendor and... ...

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