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VOTE: Should Girgaum Chowpatty be renamed as Swaraj Bhoomi?

  The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was......

A requiem for the Girgaum I knew

Girgaum in South Mumbai, once a thriving neighbourhood of Maharashtrians who loved their seafood and meat, has slowly been taken over by the vegetarians, forcing eateries serving......

Readers' PHOTOS: Ganpati from Girgaum to Germany

We had invited our readers to send us photos of their Ganeshotsav celebrations. Here is the first of the series of readers’ photos. We start off with Chandru Chainani, who sent us this......

Mumbai civic workers agitate

Around 15,000 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation employees on Tuesday took out a morcha from Girgaum Chowpatty to Azad Maidan in Mumbai to agitate over the payment of Diwali bonus.Mayor Mahadev......

Gita gyaan for Mumbai's municipal school kids

All municipal schools in Mumbai and its suburbs would teach Bhagavad Gita to students in order to make them more focused, boost their morale and impart them knowledge about spiritualism, a......

Shivkar Talpade: First man to fly an aircraft?

The facts remain cloaked in mystery, but the legend goes that Talpade had created a flying machine powered by mercury and solar energy, and based on ideas outlined in Vedic texts. Image: Wright......

Mumbai set for more seaplane services

Country's first seaplane operator Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd (MEHAIR) successfully carried out the trial run for its first intra-city service on Wednesday. Image: MEHAIR conducted......

3rd phase of Mumbai Metro may start in Dec

Mumbai Metro I. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com The construction of the proposed 32.5 km-long, Rs 23,136 crore (Rs 231.36 billion) Mumbai Metro Phase III project between Cuffe Parade in......

From a Mumbai chawl to the Forbes rich list!

A year ago, everybody complimented Manoj Tirodkar for his restlessness to grow and create value. Today, the same lot will turn around and say that is his millstone.At a dinner banquet last year......

The amazing story of Magarpatta

Satish Magar is an interesting combination -- he comes from a political, land-owner background but had an urban, Western education. He then opted for agricultural college, but went on to find a......

'I am alive because of Amitabh Bachchan'

'One day, I interviewed Aruna Irani. Afterwards, Mehmood called me and said, ‘What did you ask Aruna and what did she say? People are flocking around wherever I go and they are upset with......

Would you watch RGV's film on 26/11?

Three years after Ram Gopal Varma went hoarse claiming he would not make a film on the 26/11 attacks after he was spotted touring at one of the affected sites, the Taj Mahal hotel, the filmmaker......

Madonna's Mumbai tour

What a better way to get a feel for a city than to walkits streets?That was whatmultiple Grammy award winning popqueen Madonna and hubby director, Guy Ritchie did on Tuesday after arriving on a......

Preity to appear in court in Salman-Ash tapes case

Preity Zinta will be examined as a chief witnesson January 23 in a defamation case she filed against a Mumbai-based tabloid in 2005, her lawyer Sandeep Kapur said. The actress was expected to......

Bank issues legal notice to Amisha Patel

Canara Bank has issued a legal notice to Amisha Patel and her family seeking recovery of dues amounting to Rs 11.75 crore, loaned to them for financing their business.The notice has been sent to......

Military Games triathlon, sailing in Mumbai

Twenty-seven top male and female triathletes, who have already qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, are in the fieldfor thetriathlon event of the fourth Military World Games (MWG), to be held......

Indian sailors take day 1 honours

India took the honours on day one of the Asian Sailing Championships 2004, winning eight races out of a total of 28 sailed on the four courses spread out over the Mumbai Harbour and the Girgaum......
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Mumbai buildings have little capacity to handle tremors

MUMBAI: If one goes by a Geological Survey of India (GSI) report and what experts say, the city may face major devastation in case of an... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Mumbai-buildings-have-little-capacity-to-handle-tremors/articleshow/47064053.cms
Consultant to help with Metro-III rehabilitation

MUMBAI: A consultant will be appointed to suggest ways to rehabilitate those affected by the Metro-III project in Girgaum and Kalbadevi. The... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Consultant-to-help-with-Metro-III-rehabilitation/articleshow/47043657.cms
Cops raid gambling dens, bar in city

The social service branch (SSB) of city police conducted three raids across the city on Tuesday. A bar and restaurant and two gambling dens were... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-cops-raid-gambling-dens-bar-in-city-2079868
Maharashtra government plans flyover in South Mumbai's congested section to connect to Freeway

To improve access to the proposed coastal road in Mumbai and provide a vital east-west link in the city, the state government is considering a... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dna-exclusive-maharashtra-government-plans-flyover-in-south-mumbai-s-congested-section-to-connect-to-freeway-2079842
Coastal road stretches at Juhu, Girgaum will run under the beaches

State government is hoping that changes in coastal norms will secure the central government's nod. The Juhu-Versova stretch of the proposed... ...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/cover-story/Coastal-road-stretches-at-Juhu-Girgaum-will-run-under-the-beaches/articleshow/47020841.cms

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