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Mumbai News Live Updates: Maharashtra tourism department rolls out Ganesh Darshan for senior citizens in Mumbai – The Indian Express

Mumbai news today: Air-conditioned busses with medical assistance on board, food and guides will be provided as part of the tour, which will be organised on September 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7. (Getty image/

Mumbai News Live Updates: (August 29): The state tourism department along with the municipal corporations in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nagpur has planned a special drive to take senior citizens to see important Ganesh pandals in their respective areas. The 10-day festival will commence on August 31. With a large number of people taking to the streets during the festival time, the tourism department led by minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha has decided to plan a Ganesh Darshan tour for senior citizens. All citizens above 60 years of age are eligible to avail the tour.

In other news, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana Sunday questioned whether felicitation of rapists is a part of Hindu culture, referring to the recent incident wherein 11 convicted rapists of Bilkis Bano in Gujarat were released under the remission policy and later felicitated upon their release. “Who is Bilkis Bano? Just because she is a Muslim that does not mean that atrocities against her, rape and murder of her child are pardonable,” asked Saamana article “Rokhthok”, a weekly column of Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut.

Also, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana president Raju Shetti, in conversation with Shubhangi Khapre said, “Both ruling and opposition parties failed in bringing farmers’ plight to focus’’. The onset of festivals ushers in the promises of prosperity and hope in rural Maharashtra during the monsoon. But this year, heavy rain and floods have wreaked havoc on the farmers with their plight showing no signs of abating.

Mumbai news today: On remission of Bilkis Bano convicts by the Gujarat government, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana asked whether felicitation of rapists is a part of Hindu culture. Follow this space for the latest headlines from across Mumbai.