Mumbai

Mumbai, also well-known as Bombay is the capital of Maharashtra. With the highest number of billionaires and millionaires in India, Mumbai is also the most populous city in India. Often labelled as the City of Seven Islands, City of Dreams, Gateway to India and Hollywood of India, Mumbai is also the entertainment, financial and the commercial capital of India.

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Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

11 Jul 2020

Celina Jaitly distances herself from Kashish Queer Film Festival

Merely days ago, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival announced that its head of marketing, Pallav Patankar had allegedly resigned from the post.

Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar: A look at his amazing records

10 Jul 2020

Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar: A look at his amazing records

Batting maestro Sunil Gavaskar turned 71 on Friday.

No prayer meet for Saroj Khan due to COVID-19: Family

03 Jul 2020

No prayer meet for Saroj Khan due to COVID-19: Family

No prayer meet would be held for late legendary choreographer Saroj Khan due to the coronavirus situation, her family said in a statement.

Celebrated Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

03 Jul 2020

Celebrated Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71

One of Bollywood's most loved choreographers, Saroj Khan, fondly addressed as Masterji by celebrities, passed away on Friday in Mumbai at the age of 71. She died due to cardiac arrest.

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

01 Jul 2020

Amid surge in coronavirus cases, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

Even as India has started unlocking and several curbs have been lifted, Mumbai Police has imposed Section 144 of CrPC to restrict movements in containment zones and other parts of the city in a bid to contain coronavirus' transmission.

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: In a first, Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh festivities canceled

Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja is one of the biggest crowd-pullers during the 11-day-long Ganesh Utsav. Devotees line up for hours to get one look of the giant idol installed inside a grand pandal.

Mumbai: 2 Taj Hotels received calls threatening 26/11-like attack

30 Jun 2020

Mumbai: 2 Taj Hotels received calls threatening 26/11-like attack

A caller threatened to blow up two Taj Hotels in Mumbai — the Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba and Taj Lands End in Bandra — after which security was tightened.

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

The easing of coronavirus-induced lockdown led to a worrying rise in cases prompting few states to toy with the idea of re-imposing some curbs.

Govinda's son Yashvardhan meets with a car accident

25 Jun 2020

Govinda's son Yashvardhan meets with a car accident

Bollywood actor Govinda's son Yashvardhan Ahuja on Wednesday met with a car accident in Mumbai, according to reports.

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

24 Jun 2020

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.

How Dharavi went from being coronavirus hotspot to success story

24 Jun 2020

How Dharavi went from being coronavirus hotspot to success story

Spread over a little more than 2.1 square kilometers, Dharavi is home to some 8.5 lakh people. The houses are small, the population density high.

Wasim Jaffer appointed head coach of Uttarakhand cricket team

23 Jun 2020

Wasim Jaffer appointed head coach of Uttarakhand cricket team

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has been appointed head coach of the Uttarakhand cricket team for the impending domestic season.

SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

22 Jun 2020

SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

A complaint has been filed against actor Rhea Chakraborty at a court in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Mumbai's water stock will last only 42 days: Report

22 Jun 2020

Mumbai's water stock will last only 42 days: Report

Maharashtra's capital Mumbai is facing several battles together, two of them being related to water shortage and the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra plans antibody tests for frontline workers, tele-ICUs

20 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra plans antibody tests for frontline workers, tele-ICUs

To upgrade its plan to fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the Maharashtra government has decided to conduct antibody tests for all frontline workers.

I know you were in pain: Sushant Singh Rajput's sister

18 Jun 2020

I know you were in pain: Sushant Singh Rajput's sister

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti penned a touching tribute for him on Facebook, thereby apologizing for all the pain that he had to go through. However, the post has now been removed.

Devastated by Sushant's death, his sister-in-law passes away

16 Jun 2020

Devastated by Sushant's death, his sister-in-law passes away

Devastated by actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden death, his sister-in-law passed away at their native city of Purnia in Bihar, according to reports.

Coronavirus: BMC didn't report 451 deaths, records being updated

16 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: BMC didn't report 451 deaths, records being updated

In Mumbai, India's epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) didn't report at least 451 deaths, prompting officials to launch an exercise for updating data, a report in Indian Express said.

It's a "planned murder" by Bollywood: Kangana on Sushant's death

15 Jun 2020

It's a "planned murder" by Bollywood: Kangana on Sushant's death

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday put out an emotional video where she slammed the Bollywood industry and fellow celebrities, in wake of her colleague Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely demise. She said that the industry treated the late actor unfairly.

SSR death: Rhea Chakraborty visits hospital, to be questioned

15 Jun 2020

SSR death: Rhea Chakraborty visits hospital, to be questioned

Late Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and film actor Rhea Chakraborty on Monday visited the Dr. RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital in Mumbai, where his body was taken for a post-mortem on Sunday.

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

15 Jun 2020

Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

Sushant Singh Rajput dedicated last Instagram post to late mother

14 Jun 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput dedicated last Instagram post to late mother

The country suffered a huge shock as actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on Sunday. The actor committed suicide by hanging at his residence in Mumbai. He was 34.

In Maharashtra, people aged 31-40 most affected by coronavirus: Data

13 Jun 2020

In Maharashtra, people aged 31-40 most affected by coronavirus: Data

Till Friday evening, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra had crossed 1 lakh. The state is notably India's worst-hit in the COVID-19 outbreak, that started in India in late-January.

India's oldest First-class cricketer Vasant Raiji dies at 100

13 Jun 2020

India's oldest First-class cricketer Vasant Raiji dies at 100

India's oldest First-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, died in the early hours of Saturday.

Community transmission of coronavirus hasn't started in India: ICMR

11 Jun 2020

Community transmission of coronavirus hasn't started in India: ICMR

Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday reiterated that India hasn't entered the community transmission stage yet, and underlined that the population affected by COVID-19 is less.

Malaika Arora's building sealed after resident tests positive for coronavirus

11 Jun 2020

Malaika Arora's building sealed after resident tests positive for coronavirus

Bollywood actor and model Malaika Arora's residential building in Mumbai has been sealed and turned into a containment zone, after a resident tested positive for the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

09 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

India on Monday reported 9,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.66 lakh. The death toll due to COVID-19 also climbed to 7,476.

Battered by cyclone, coronavirus, Mumbai's dabbawalas struggle to find work

08 Jun 2020

Battered by cyclone, coronavirus, Mumbai's dabbawalas struggle to find work

The 125-year-old lunchbox delivery system of Mumbai's dabbawalas has suffered a crushing blow amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

08 Jun 2020

Scootsy, Swiggy's premium food delivery service is shutting down

As part of an effort to cut down costs and focus solely on growth points, Swiggy is shutting down Scootsy, its premium food delivery service in Mumbai.

Saif, Kareena step out for a stroll, without masks!

08 Jun 2020

Saif, Kareena step out for a stroll, without masks!

It was a lovely Sunday evening in Mumbai, as many people stepped out to get some fresh air and roam around at the iconic Marine Drive.

How to make authentic pav bhaji at home

04 Jun 2020

How to make authentic pav bhaji at home

A beloved dish in Mumbai, pav bhaji is a favorite of many food lovers.

Courtesy coronavirus, hotel industry stares at oblivion; recovery unlikely soon

03 Jun 2020

Courtesy coronavirus, hotel industry stares at oblivion; recovery unlikely soon

In the months to come, nations are bound to ease restrictions. Some, like India, have already started. But it will be long before the hotel industry bounces back to the pre-coronavirus days.

With Cyclone Nisarga's landfall, destruction begins too: Details here

03 Jun 2020

With Cyclone Nisarga's landfall, destruction begins too: Details here

The landfall process of Cyclone Nisarga started at 12:30 pm and climaxed after over three hours, throwing normal life out of gear along the Western coast, particularly in Maharashtra's Raigad, Ratnagiri, Mumbai, and some parts of Gujarat.

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai

03 Jun 2020

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai

Cyclone Nisarga, which started off as a deep depression over the East-central Arabian Sea, made landfall along the Western coast of India around 12:30 pm, said reports. The process will take about three hours to complete, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

02 Jun 2020

Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

Less than two weeks after India's eastern coast was blown by Cyclone Amphan, the Western coast is prepping to deal with a fast-approaching storm that could amplify into a cyclone in the next 12 hours.

Huge crowd celebrates Congress leader's COVID-19 recovery in Mumbai

31 May 2020

Huge crowd celebrates Congress leader's COVID-19 recovery in Mumbai

After senior Congress leader Chandrakant Handore recovered from COVID-19, a huge crowd gathered to welcome him in Mumbai on Saturday night.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

Overflowing crematoriums and mortuaries: Coronavirus makes last rites painful

28 May 2020

Overflowing crematoriums and mortuaries: Coronavirus makes last rites painful

While countries, including India, are finding it difficult to keep the number of coronavirus cases low, they are faced with another major problem — cremation of the dead.

Here's how Bollywood plans to get back in action

26 May 2020

Here's how Bollywood plans to get back in action

The film industry saw initial signs of revival on Monday, as Akshay Kumar and director R. Balki stepped out to film a coronavirus awareness advertisement for the government.

Karan Johar's domestic helps test positive for coronavirus

26 May 2020

Karan Johar's domestic helps test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has confirmed that two members of his household staff have tested positive for coronavirus.