Azad Maidan

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Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

07 Jan 2020

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

A 'Free Kashmir' poster was spotted at Mumbai's Gateway of India yesterday, and quite naturally it has kicked up a storm with politicians wading into it.

Mumbai: Protestors shifted to Azad Maidan; 'Occupy Gateway' protest called-off

07 Jan 2020

Mumbai: Protestors shifted to Azad Maidan; 'Occupy Gateway' protest called-off

The 'Occupy Gateway of India' protest has been called off after the Mumbai Police evicted protestors from the monument to Azad Maidan.

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

27 Dec 2019

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.

All XI players get out for zero in Harris Shield

21 Nov 2019

All XI players get out for zero in Harris Shield

In a bizarre incident, a school team participating in the U-16 Harris Shield first round knockout match was bowled out for seven runs.

Sharad Pawar-ED showdown: NCP chief won't visit agency's office today

27 Sep 2019

Sharad Pawar-ED showdown: NCP chief won't visit agency's office today

Sharad Pawar, the chief of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), made a couple of flip flops on Friday.

BMC assistant-engineer arrested for foot-overbridge collapse; second arrest till now

02 Apr 2019

BMC assistant-engineer arrested for foot-overbridge collapse; second arrest till now

An assistant engineer of Mumbai's civic body was arrested yesterday in connection with last month's foot overbridge (FOB) collapse at CSMT station that had left six persons dead, police said.

There could be a nation-wide bank strike on December 26

23 Dec 2018

There could be a nation-wide bank strike on December 26

Almost one million bank employees, including those of private banks, have called for a one-day-long nation-wide strike on December 26 to protest against the proposed merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda.

7,000 farmers march to Mumbai; delegation meets CM Fadnavis

22 Nov 2018

7,000 farmers march to Mumbai; delegation meets CM Fadnavis

Eight months after they were promised reforms by the BJP government in Maharashtra, a delegation of protesting farmers met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday to reiterate their demands.

Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

19 Nov 2018

Ola, Uber drivers on strike in Mumbai: Details here

With many Ola and Uber drivers on strike, thousands of Mumbaikars, on Monday, woke up to commuting troubles.

Mumbai: Married man stabs girlfriend 14 times suspecting cheating

01 Aug 2018

Mumbai: Married man stabs girlfriend 14 times suspecting cheating

A father's hunch helped Mumbai police crack a murder case within four hours.

Maratha protests: Agitators launch 'jail bharo' agitation in Mumbai

01 Aug 2018

Maratha protests: Agitators launch 'jail bharo' agitation in Mumbai

Maratha outfits launched a 'jail bharo andolan' today demanding reservation in jobs and education.

'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

19 Apr 2018

'Bar busting' ex-Mumbai police chief Arup Patnaik forays into politics

Former Mumbai police chief Arup 'bar busting' Patnaik made his foray into politics yesterday.

Maharashtra farmers agitation ends as Fadnavis agrees to most demands

12 Mar 2018

Maharashtra farmers agitation ends as Fadnavis agrees to most demands

The week-long farmer agitation organized by All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) in Maharashtra finally ended in Mumbai on Monday evening after the Devendra Fadnavis government gave in to most of their demands.

Mumbai: Dabbawalas' warm welcome to protesting farmers

12 Mar 2018

Mumbai: Dabbawalas' warm welcome to protesting farmers

As a part of the roti-bank initiative, Mumbai's famous dabbawalas provided food and water to thousands of farmers, who walked for six days to reach Mumbai from Nashik to raise their demands.

Mumbai painted red as thousands of protesting farmers assemble

12 Mar 2018

Mumbai painted red as thousands of protesting farmers assemble

Thousands of farmers from across Maharashtra have congregated in Mumbai to press for various demands.

Mumbai: Ground turns red as farmers converge for protest

12 Mar 2018

Mumbai: Ground turns red as farmers converge for protest

Azad Maidan in south Mumbai turned into a sea of red Monday morning as thousands of farmers, carrying red flags, converged after walking around 180 km under the blazing sun over the last six days.

Red wave sweeps through Maharashtra; Farmers' agitation has crossed Thane

11 Mar 2018

Red wave sweeps through Maharashtra; Farmers' agitation has crossed Thane

A wave of red has been sweeping through Maharashtra since Tuesday as 25,000 farmers wearing red caps and holding red flags started their march from Nashik. They are demanding loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Commission.

Mumbai: Three drug peddlers arrested; Rs. 2.1-lakh-worth drugs seized

03 Mar 2018

Mumbai: Three drug peddlers arrested; Rs. 2.1-lakh-worth drugs seized

The Mumbai Police's Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) has arrested three persons, including two foreign nationals, with drugs in South Mumbai.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his eventful Mumbai visit

18 Jan 2018

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his eventful Mumbai visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Mumbai today.

MNS vandalizes Mumbai Congress office, terms it a 'surgical strike'

02 Dec 2017

MNS vandalizes Mumbai Congress office, terms it a 'surgical strike'

Mumbai: 3-year-old girl raped by peon in school premises

09 Aug 2017

Mumbai: 3-year-old girl raped by peon in school premises

In a gut-wrenching incident, a peon of ICSE Board school in suburban Malad allegedly raped a 3-year-old girl in the school's washroom.

Maratha protests reignite today, lakhs expected at Mumbai silent march

09 Aug 2017

Maratha protests reignite today, lakhs expected at Mumbai silent march

On the first anniversary of last year's silent Maratha Kranti Morcha in Aurangabad which triggered a series of protests across Maharashtra, the community is holding its "biggest" rally in Mumbai today.

Mumbai: Peddlers lure college students by distributing free cocaine

12 Apr 2017

Mumbai: Peddlers lure college students by distributing free cocaine

In order to attract youngsters, drug peddlers are distributing 'love sips' or 'love drops' (slang for cocaine sachets) for free amongst college-going students of South Mumbai.

Mumbai: Commuters face brunt of Ola, Uber strike

14 Mar 2017

Mumbai: Commuters face brunt of Ola, Uber strike

Commuters faced severe hardships after several Ola and Uber taxis went on strike, leading to longer booking times and surge pricing during office hours.

India's first rail ambulance makes debut in Mumbai

10 Mar 2017

India's first rail ambulance makes debut in Mumbai

Mumbai's Central Railway displayed India's first air-conditioned rail ambulance, which aims to aid injured passengers during the crucial first-hour after the accident.

Ola, Uber strike in Delhi called off

24 Feb 2017

Ola, Uber strike in Delhi called off

Ola and Uber drivers in Delhi called off their 13-day strike after talks with Transport Minister Satyendar Jain and an "amicable settlement" with the two companies.

Ola, Uber restart services amid ambiguity on strike

19 Feb 2017

Ola, Uber restart services amid ambiguity on strike

Ola and Uber restarted services in Delhi. However, unions representing Ola and Uber claimed the strike was still on. Commuters were able to book taxis, albeit at higher rates and with longer wait times than usual.

Ola, Uber drivers' strike partially called off in Delhi

13 Feb 2017

Ola, Uber drivers' strike partially called off in Delhi

On Sunday, the indefinite strike by drivers from Ola and Uber was partially called off.

6 people lost money to frauds posing as 'bank officials'

25 Jan 2017

6 people lost money to frauds posing as 'bank officials'

6 cases of credit/debit card frauds have been registered by the Azad Maidan police; victims received phone-calls from people posing as bank officials and tricking them into revealing their card-details.