SHIVAJI PARK

  • Mumbai: FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said. "An FIR has been registered against unidentified persons...
  • Uddhav's brother opposes Thackeray's Shivaji Park memorial November 17, 2013

    In an embarrassment for the Shiv Sena, the late Bal Thackeray's elder son Jaidev on Sunday expressed strong opposition to a memorial dedicated to his father at Shivaji Park. Jaidev, the estranged elder brother of Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, said there is no need for a statue or memorial to...
  • Shiv Sena workers force Manohar Joshi to leave Dussehra rally October 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Angry Shiv Sena workers on Sunday shouted slogans against senior party leader Manohar Joshi and forced him to leave the venue of Sena's annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in the evening. Joshi had indirectly criticised party President Uddhav Thackeray's leadership style, by contrasting it with the aggressive style of...
  • Shiv Sena allowed to hold Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park October 9, 2013

    Mumbai:After a tough fight, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday won the Bombay High Court's approval to hold its annual Dussehra rally its first after party supremo Bal Thackeray's death last November at the Shivaji Park in Dadar as usual. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice...
  • HC to hear Cong plea on October 3 for permission to hold rally at Shivaji Park September 30, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said it would hear on Thursday the petition filed by Mumbai unit of Congress against the decision of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to refuse it permission to hold a rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbaion December 28. Congress' lawyer Rui Rodrigues said...
  • PM Manmohan Singh condoles Pran's death, calls him an icon July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the demise of Pran Kishan Sikand, known as Pran, describing him as "an icon" and a talent whose "versatility in etching a lasting impression on cinema audience's mind improved with time". Pran, who has over 400 films to his credit in a career spanning...
  • Pran Krishan Sikand's filmography mirrors his versatility July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: As a Bollywood villain whom moviegoers loved to hate, Pran, who died here Friday evening, has left behind a volley of film projects where he played roughandtough roles with immense eloquence. His filmography boasts of over 400 projects, which prove his versatility in essaying a hero, character artist and...
  • Legendary actor Pran's funeral to be held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai today July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: The funeral of legendary actor Pran will be held on Saturday afternoon at Shivaji park in Dadar. The Dadasaheb Phalke awardee passed away on Friday night at a suburban hospital in Mumbai. "He died after a spell of prolonged illness," his daughter said. He was admitted to Lilavati hospital a...
  • Sena removes Thackeray's memorial structure from Shivaji Park December 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has finally removed the temporary memorial structure at Shivaji Park, where party founder Bal Thackeray was cremated. Work began after midnight on Monday and was completed just early on Tuesday morning. This comes after three weeks of stalemate between the Maharashtra government and the party, who...
  • Mumbai: Army to hold Vijay Diwas celebrations December 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian Army will be holding an event at Shivaji Park, Mumbai to observe Vijay Diwas, honouring the martyrs of the 1971 IndoPak war. 93,000 Pakistani troops led by General Amir Aabdullah Khan Niazi surrendered to the Indian army on this day. The Army through 'Know Your Army Mela' would...
  • Sena agrees to shift Thackeray memorial on Dec 17 December 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has finally agreed to shift the memorial of party founder Bal Thackeray from Shivaji Park in Mumbai. The Shiv Sena agreed to remove the temporary memorial structure while responding to a notice from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in this regard. The Shiv Sena told the BMC...
  • Thackeray memorial: Sena to move structure 20 feet away December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is for the first time showing signs of a debate on the structure constructed where Bal Thackeray was cremated. Their mouthpiece 'Saamna' has claimed that the party has decided to shift back the memorial to the margins of the Shivaji Park in Mumbai. This comes days after...
  • Maharashtra CM says Shiv Sena must vacate Shivaji Park December 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has given a stern message to the Shiv Sena. He has said Shivaji Park, a large open ground in central Mumbai, was given to the Shiv Sena just for Bal Thackeray's cremation. Chavan said the Shiv Sena must vacate Shivaji Park. "Shivaji Park was...
  • Shiv Sainiks refuse to budge from Thackeray funeral site December 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers on Saturday gathered in large number at the funeral site of Bal Thackeray at Shivaji Park in Mumbai amid reports that the authorities were planning to remove the structure that has come up at the place. "Come what may, we won't allow the removal of...
  • Bal Thackeray memorial: Sena ready to move HC December 5, 2012

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is preparing for a longdrawn battle to ensure that Bal Thackeray, who founder the outfit in 1966 and died in Mumbai on November 17, gets a memorial at Mumbai's Shivaji Park. While the BMC has asked the Shiv Sena to dismantle the temporary structure built around...
  • BMC tells Shiv Sena to dismantle structure at Shivaji Park December 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The Brihan Mumbai Corporation has sent a notice to the Shiv Sena to dismantle the temporary structure built at the Shivaji Park where party founder Bal Thackeray's cremation took place. BMC has denied permission for a Bal Thackeray memorial at the Shivaji Park. BMC says that the permission to use...
  • Row over Balasaheb memorial unnecessary: Uddhav December 2, 2012

    Mumbai: The controversy over the Bal Thackeray memorial is unnecessary said his son and Shiv Sena Working President Uddhav Thackeray in his first interview after the Sena supremo's death. Uddhav in an interview to Sena's paper 'Saamna' said that the Sena will continue fighting for 'Marathi Manoos' and 'Hindutvavaad'. Shiv Sena...
  • Maharashtra Congress against 'another' memorial in Shivaji Park December 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Opposing the demand by senior Shiv Sena leaders that memorial of the late Bal Thackeray be constructed at Shivaji Park here, state Congress on Saturday said no "other" memorial should come up at the sprawling ground in central Mumbai. "Shivaji Maharaj is a god for people of Maharashtra. His...
  • Won't obey court orders: Sena on Thackeray memorial November 28, 2012

    Mumbai: As the controversy over late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's memorial rages on, a large number of Shiv Sainiks are guarding the place at Mumbai's Shivaji Park where the leader was cremated. Shiv Sainiks have also put up barricades at the cremation ground and declared that Bal Thackeray's memorial...
  • Cremation site of Bal Thackeray similar to Ayodhya: Shiv Sena November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the place where Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's last rites were conducted was similar to Ayodhya. "The place where Balasaheb's last rites were conducted at the Shivaji Park is similar to Ayodhya. The sanctity of the place should be maintained. It is like a temple...
  • Thackeray temple to be constructed in Bhadrawati November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: While the issue of a memorial for late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray at Mumbai's Shivaji Park is yet to be decided, party activists in Chandrapur district have announced that they will build a temple in the memory of their departed leader in Bhadrawati. The temple will be...
  • Thackeray memorial: Shiv Sena guards Shivaji Park November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: As the controversy over late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's memorial rages on, a large number of Shiv Sainiks are guarding the place in Shivaji Park where the leader was cremated. Shiv Sainiks have also put up barricades at the cremation ground. On the other hand the Maharashtra government...
  • 'Don't care if law comes in way of Thackeray's memorial' November 26, 2012

    Nashik: Intensifying its demand for Bal Thackeray's memorial at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, the Shiv Sena on Monday said that the party would not budge from its stand irrespective of legal implications. "We don't care if any law is coming in the way to raise Balasaheb's memorial at Shivaji Park,"...
  • 'Law will be followed in setting up Thackeray's memorial' November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said that the state government would not do anything in violation of the law with regard to Shiv Sena's demand to set up a memorial of the late Balasaheb Thackeray at Shivaji Park. Thackeray was cremated at Shivaji Park last Sunday, the...
  • MNS against Thackeray's memorial at Shivaji Park November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The proposal over late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's memorial at Shivaji Park in Mumbai has led to a controversy. While Shiv Sena leaders have demanded that Bal Thackeray's memorial should be built at Shivaji Park, Raj Thackerayled Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has opposed the move. Sharad Pawars Nationalist...
  • Residents welfare groups oppose Bal Thackeray memorial November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackrey's funreal at the iconic Shivaji Park was only the second public funeral in the state's history. The cremation at the park, that has been declared a silent zone by the Bombay High Court, was seen as a one time concession keeping in mind the...
  • Shiv Sena demands Bal Thackeray memorial November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi has demanded that a memorial to party chief Bal Thackeray be built and installed at his cremation venue, the Shivaji Park, next to the memorial to Chhattrapati Shivaji. "We want his memorial to be built here (Shivaji Park). Why...
  • Bal Thackeray's funeral the first on public ground since 1947 November 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray's funeral at the historic Shivaji Park ground in Mumbai was the first at a public space in Mumbai since independence. "As far as I know, this is the first time since independence that a person has been cremated at a public platform in the...
  • What's the legacy left behind by Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was laid to rest. ...
  • Mumbai shuts down, bids farewell to Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, a Hindutva mascot and flagbearer of Marathi pride, was laid to rest and lakhs of mourners joined the Marathi leader's grieving family to bid him a tearful farewell. A sea of people, unprecedented in recent...