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Mormugao, Indian Navy's most advanced guided missile destroyer, launched in Mumbai

An indigenously built warship equipped with a range of high-tech missiles was launched on Saturday with Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba saying the stealth destroyer can be compared with the best vessels in the world. Christened ‘ Mormugao ‘, the vessel has been built by government-run Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) and belongs to Visakhapatnam class of ships being constructed under Project 15B. The Project 15B missile destroyers are modern […]

In Mumbai, Ganesh Idol Insured For Rs. 300 Crore

As Mumbai prepares for Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganapati Mandals have been ramping up security and insurance, with some places insuring their idols for as much as Rs. 300 crore. The GSB Seva Mandal in Wadala, which bought the 300-crore-insurance, has an eleven-foot idol, with gold plated hands, adorned with silver and gold jewellery and is the richest mandal this year. Outside Lalbaughcha Raja, the most popular Ganesh mandal in the city, […]

By 2030, 167 million children will live in extreme poverty if world don’t take action to improve health, education, says UNICEF

In the latest State of the World’s Children Report released in Mumbai,  the UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that 69 million children under five will die from preventable causes if the world does not focus more on disadvantaged people and take action. The report released by Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao also said based on current trends, 167 million children will live in poverty and 750 million women […]

37 Words Mumbai Gave To India And The World

The Internet is undoubtedly the greatest communicative tool ever invented. It is of course, an extension of the human discovery of writing and then printing. It has, as evidenced by the omnipresence of Google, of Wikipedia, of Facebook and a hundred other ‘applications’, revolutionised communication globally. It has also given rise to the greatest outpouring of triviality and foolishness that the world has ever known. Small talk is not new. […]

This fort in Maharashtra might soon be a world heritage site

For those living in Mumbai and Pune this place qualifies as a weekend getaway. But for the rest of the country, it is an amazing place to check out. Not only because of its beauty but due to its historical importance in Maharashtra. We are talking about the Raigad Fort. A favourite among trekkers and heritage lovers alike, the Raigad Fort might soon get a place in the list of […]

Sea level rise: 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai & Kolkota to be worst hit, says UN report

Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report. The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments said that the worst impacts of climate change are projected to occur in the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia. It […]

Ambulance ferries heart from Pune to Mumbai in record 95 minutes, 14-year-old boy saved!

In what could be termed as an act of fearlessness, an ambulance carrying a cadaver heart from Pune managed to reach Mumbai in 1 hour and 35 minutes saving the life of a 14-year-old boy suffering from a heart condition. Authorities had to create a green corridor between the two cities to allow the heart to reach Mumbai in the stipulated time which otherwise would have taken at least three […]


VIDEO: Saluting the Spirit of Mumbai. With 3 Heartwarming Real Life Stories.

“All they know is that you’re trying to get to the city of gold, and that’s enough. Come on board, they say. We’ll adjust.” – Suketu Mehta Among the many beautiful things written and said about Mumbai, these words beautifully illustrate the ability of the city to be by your side – when you need it the most. It’s the city that never sleeps, they say. But what really happens […]

Massive fire breaks out at 'Make in India' event in Mumbai, no casualties

A massive fire broke out at the Make In India’ programme at the Girgaum Chowpatty here on Sunday night. The fire broke out at the stage when a cultural programme was underway. No casualties were reported. There were over 2,000 people present on the occasion when the incident occurred. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, actor-MP Hema Malini, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, […]

A city that never sleeps―Mumbai’s most haunted places

A surprisingly long list of haunted places in Mumbai might just redefine the literal meaning of Mumbai’s tagline – the city that never sleeps. Countless stories of paranormal experiences do the rounds in the vintage lanes of Mumbai. Spirits of women who haunt building complexes, roads that nobody wants to drives on post sunset, a chawl that has been the haunt of ghostbusters and more – there is plenty in […]