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From Vasai to Hollywood

Ayush Tandon, 12, stars as the child version of protagonist ‘Pi’ Patel in director Ang Lee’s new film even as another Indian boy plays his teenaged avatar. The Vasai boy has wrapped up his part for the 3D Hollywood movie, ‘Life of Pi’. He shot

Plan to split Thane district gets official nod

The long-pending move to split Thane into two districts has been given a seal of approval by the Konkan divisional commissioner, who has recommended setting up of a new district headquarters at Palghar. Commissioner Vijay Nahata is understood to have submitted his report to state

VVTC Gets Rolling

The Vasai-Virar Transport Corporation, the transport wing of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation started its own bus service in Vasai on Wednesday, 03rd October coinciding with the birthday of Hitendra Thakur. The bus routes are as follows: 101 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Sativali

Vasai-Virar to have own bus service

The burgeoning population of the Vasai-Virar municipal region living in far flung areas will no longer be burdened by the sharp hike in auto-rickshaw fares. For, the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) is set to launch its first bus fleet in October. The swanky new buses,

A Musical Evening

The St. Anthony’s Sangeet Mandal, St. Michael’s Church hosted a Solo Instrumental Competition today. Here is a video of the winning performance: Some pictures from the event: https://picasaweb.google.com/102389080651166412486/SoloInstrumentCompetition [More details coming soon]

Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon is now National

In only its second year, the Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon has got the tag of national-level event after getting an approval of the Athletics Federation of India. The race will be held on October 14 and will carry an enhanced prize fund of Rs 17 lakh.

2 Crores in 2 days for VVMC

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has begun recovering Local Body Tax (LBT) and has managed to collect a record Rs 2 crores in two days. The LBT was introduced in the Vasai-Virar region in April 2011 after it was replaced by octroi. The civic

Vasai Auto Rates

Something of interest for all Vasaikars. Vasai Station Manickpur Naka 7 General Vasai Station Maharashtra School 9 General Vasai Station Veera Petrol Pump 10 General Vasai Station Kargil Vijay 10 General Vasai Station St.Augustine School 10 General Vasai Station Krushna Complex 12 General Vasai Station

150 years of St. Gonsalo Garcia

Catholics are getting ready for year-long programmes to commemorate the life of St Gonsalo Garcia, the first saint from India. “We observed three days of spiritual reflections and a solemn high mass was held on Friday evening to commemorate 150 years of his elevation to

Vasai-Virar: The new promised land?

For most residents of Mumbai and its extended suburbs, there is a crying need to find affordable houses.Unfortunately, even most spaces meant for affordable housing eventually began offering apartments for middle and high income groups. All of a sudden, there is the possibility of the