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Rajendra B. Aklekar

Rajendra B. Aklekar

Senior Assistant editor @mid_day He covers transport beat, has authored books on India`s rail history and heritage Twitter: @rajtoday

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Mumbai-Pune Expressway: Awareness done, time to take action

Mumbai-Pune Expressway: Awareness done, time to take action

Starting today, motorists on Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the old highway will have to undergo counselling if they speed, cut lanes, park illegally or don’t wear helmets or seat belts... [Read More]

08 December,2022 07:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Navi Mumbai stations set to get lifts, escalators

Navi Mumbai stations set to get lifts, escalators

CIDCO has started tender process; Thane station upgradation also in works ... [Read More]

08 December,2022 06:06 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Mumbai: AC locals to be 12-coach entirely walk-through trains

Mumbai: AC locals to be 12-coach entirely walk-through trains

These trains will be vestibuled with all electricals and equipment underslung near the wheels; MRVC appoints consultants to migrate entire Mumbai local train fleet to AC locals... [Read More]

07 December,2022 08:06 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
Maharashtra: Electrifying debut of e-rickshaws in Matheran

Maharashtra: Electrifying debut of e-rickshaws in Matheran

Autos are on 3-month trial period; final decision to be taken after this... [Read More]

06 December,2022 08:20 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
A first in India: Nagpur’s 4-level transport corridor

A first in India: Nagpur’s 4-level transport corridor

Railway officials say other cities, particularly those with space crunch like Mumbai, should take inspiration from the unique infrastructure... [Read More]

06 December,2022 08:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
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Bollywood Top Stories: Aamir 'is not doing anything', DP to star in 'Singham 3'!

Bollywood Top Stories: Aamir 'is not doing anything', DP to star in 'Singham 3'!

"I`m not doing anything, I have been working for a long tim", says Aamir Khan`, Deepika Padukone to join Rohit Shetty`s cop universe with Ajay Devgn-starrer `Singham 3`, Kapil Sharma-starrer `Zwigato’ to premiere at 27th International Film Festival of Kerala, Is rapper Honey Singh in relationship with model Tina Thadani?, find out!... [Read More]

08 December,2022 08:43 PM IST
From Salman Khan to Saif Ali Khan, actors who donned the khakee onscreen

From Salman Khan to Saif Ali Khan, actors who donned the khakee onscreen

Ever since Karan Tacker`s latest cop-drama `Khakee: The Bihar Chapter` released, the show has been grabbing the attention of the masses for its hard-hitting story and remarkable performances. Over the years, Hindi entertainment industry has witnessed endless cop-dramas, however, only a few on-screen police officers have managed to create a long-lasting mark on the minds of the audience with their compelling personalities. (All Photos/PR)... [Read More]

08 December,2022 03:09 PM IST
In Pics: Dharmendra cuts cake with fans on 87th birthday

In Pics: Dharmendra cuts cake with fans on 87th birthday

Veteran actor Dharmendra turned 87 today. Lovingly addressed as the He-Man of the Hindi film industry, the actor commands a massive fan following across India. On his birthday, his fans gathered outside his house to celebrate his birthday. (All Photos/ Yogen Shah)... [Read More]

08 December,2022 01:34 PM IST
Gujarat election 2022: Amid vote count, supporters turn out in huge numbers

Gujarat election 2022: Amid vote count, supporters turn out in huge numbers

With tight security in place, the counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections commenced from 8 am onwards. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

08 December,2022 01:02 PM IST
In Pics: Sneak peek into Salman Khan's mother Salma Khan's birthday celebration

In Pics: Sneak peek into Salman Khan's mother Salma Khan's birthday celebration

Bollywood singer Harshdeep Kaur, on Wednesday, shared some glimpses from Salman Khan`s mother Salma Khan`s birthday celebration. (All Photos/ Harshdeep Kaur`s Instagram handle)... [Read More]

08 December,2022 10:52 AM IST
Dharmendra Birthday: Here are the lyrics of TOP 5 SUPERHIT songs from his films

Dharmendra Birthday: Here are the lyrics of TOP 5 SUPERHIT songs from his films

Today is the birthday of the eternal ‘He-Man’ of Bollywood- Dharmendra. Even though he was also known as ‘Garam-Dharam’ by many, the fact remains that he has been an integral part of many superhit tracks in Bollywood. Even though there are many superhit songs, here are the lyrics of the TOP 5 SUPERHIT songs from his films.... [Read More]

08 December,2022 09:44 AM IST
Dharmendra Birthday: Top 5 SUPERHIT dialogues from his films

Dharmendra Birthday: Top 5 SUPERHIT dialogues from his films

Today is the birthday of the one and only Dharmendra, who is popularly known as the ‘He-Man’ of Bollywood. Blessed with a personality ‘tailor-made’ for showbiz, he had not only applied for the Filmfare magazine`s nationally organized new talent award, but also went ahead to win the competition. The rest, as they say is HIS-STORY!  Let us have a look at some of the ICONIC dialogues from his films in a career spanning many decades!... [Read More]

08 December,2022 08:31 AM IST
Bollywood Top Stories: Tina's friendship with MC Stan, Akshay Kumar gets support

Bollywood Top Stories: Tina's friendship with MC Stan, Akshay Kumar gets support

Bollywood Top Stories: IMDb Most Popular Indian Stars 2022: Find out which actors have topped the list, Bigg Boss 16: Tina Datta proves to be a genuine friend to co-contestant MC Stan, Here`s what Sara said about playing her grandmother Sharmila Tagore onscreen, Amid backlash over his Shivaji Maharaj look, Akshay Kumar gets support from fans, Neha Dhupia asks Malaika Arora if she ever planned doing stand-up shows.... [Read More]

07 December,2022 09:35 PM IST
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Aamir Khan Opens Up About Returning To Films At Salaam Venky Screening

Aamir Khan Opens Up About Returning To Films At Salaam Venky Screening

Ahead of Salaam Venky`s theatre release, makers hosted a screening in Mumbai. Aamir Khan, who has a cameo appearance in the film, also made a grand entry in  a black T-shirt paired with blue jeans and a matching jacket. Khan, at the screening, talked about his cameo and his plans of returning to the screen.... [Read More]

08 December,2022 06:01 PM IST | Mumbai
Cat Is An Emotional Story, Punjab's Drug Problem is Its Backdrop: Randeep Hooda

Cat Is An Emotional Story, Punjab's Drug Problem is Its Backdrop: Randeep Hooda

Cat is upcoming netflix’s crime thriller set against the backdrop of the Punjab hinterlands. In the series, Randeep will be seen essaying the role of an undercover spy. The series will release on 9th Dec 2022.... [Read More]

08 December,2022 04:50 PM IST | Mumbai
Gujarat Elections: Celebration By BJP Workers, As Party Gets Majority In Trends

Gujarat Elections: Celebration By BJP Workers, As Party Gets Majority In Trends

BJP workers in Gandhinagar celebrate by dancing as the party heads towards a landslide victory in Gujarat. BJP leading on 152 of the 182 seats, as per the official EC trends.... [Read More]

08 December,2022 04:42 PM IST | Mumbai
India Continues To Show The World What Investing In Women Can Do: Melinda Gates

India Continues To Show The World What Investing In Women Can Do: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates met President of India Draupadi Murmu, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, UP CM Yogi Adityanath. She also met Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya. Melinda said ‘India continues to show the world what investing in women can do’ and praised India’s direct benefit transfer system.... [Read More]

08 December,2022 03:14 PM IST | Mumbai
‘Dilip Kumar: Hero Of Heroes’- A Film Festival In Honour Of Megastar Dilip Kumar

‘Dilip Kumar: Hero Of Heroes’- A Film Festival In Honour Of Megastar Dilip Kumar

In honor of late actor Dilip Kumar`s 100th birthday, Film Heritage Foundation  founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, has organised a film festival to celebrate late cinema legend Dilip Kumar`s 100th birth anniversary. The festival, titled ‘Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes’, will be held on December 10 and 11. With a career spanning five decades, Mohammed Yusuf Khan, popularly known as Dilip Kumar, ruled the silver screen... [Read More]

08 December,2022 03:02 PM IST | Mumbai
Surpiya Sule, Arwind Sawant Protest Outside Parliament Over Maha-Karnataka

Surpiya Sule, Arwind Sawant Protest Outside Parliament Over Maha-Karnataka

As winter session of parliament begins, NCP’s Supriya Sule & Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant held protest outside the parliament. Both members held protests amid the rising tensions between Maha & Karnataka over Belgaum... [Read More]

08 December,2022 02:54 PM IST | Mumbai
AAP Wins Delhi MCD Election, Ends BJP’s 15 Year Rule In Corporation

AAP Wins Delhi MCD Election, Ends BJP’s 15 Year Rule In Corporation

AAP Wins Delhi MCD election, ends BJP’s 15-year rule in corporation. In a close contest, AAP won 134 seats while BJP won 104 seats. The initial trends showed BJP ahead of AAP, But later AAP crossed the halfway mark.... [Read More]

08 December,2022 02:42 PM IST | Mumbai
Poonam Pandey, Shardul Pandit & Other Celebs On Bigg Boss 16| Abdu | Shalin

Poonam Pandey, Shardul Pandit & Other Celebs On Bigg Boss 16| Abdu | Shalin

Watch what celebs think about on-going season of Bigg Boss 16, favorite moments and contestant. Bigg Boss is an Indian Hindi-language television reality show of the Bigg Boss franchise which airs on Colors TV in India... [Read More]

08 December,2022 02:35 PM IST
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