Highlights: He came, he sang, Mumbai swooned, Justin Bieber enthralled fans at India concert
Highlights of the event.
9.52pm: Bieber waves the Indian flag onstage
9.50pm: The star walks off the stage, returns only at fans’ insistence that he sing his hit ‘Sorry’
9.49pm: “No matter who you are, how old you are, you have a purpose. I just really love you guys,” Bieber tells his fans, winding down the show
9.48pm: Justin Bieber says Namaste to his Mumbai fans
9.39pm: Bieber calls the concert ‘ the best night of his life’, promises to return to India
9.21pm: The singer welcomes the 100 underprivileged kids he gave free tickets to on to the stage. He hugs and chats with them
9.18pm: ‘Let me love you’, sings the Canadian popstar next
9.16pm: Bieber sings ‘Company’
9.08pm: Bieber says he loves India and has met some of the ‘coolest people’ here
8.46pm: The singer performs an unplugged version of his hit ‘Cold Water’
8.41pm: Bieber sings his hit single ‘Boyfriend’. Crowd knows all the words by heart, sings along
8.30pm: The Canadian popstar starts singing his fourth song of the night - the hit ‘I’ll show you’
8.23pm: Bieber launches into the third song of the night, reports say he opened the concert with crowd-pleaser ‘Where are you now?”
8.20pm: Police say they are keeping an eye on foreigners trying to sell drugs to attendees
8.15pm: Justin Bieber finally takes the stage to thunderous applause
8.07pm: More than 200 people are still waiting outside the stadium’s main gate, which is reserved for VVIPs
8.06pm:Actor Sayaji Shinde parks his car on the pavement outside the venue, starstruck cops pose for selfies with him
8.04pm: With the number of people outside the stadium beginning to dwindle, 50% of undercover police start entering the venue
7.42pm: Officials confirm that Justin Bieber will take the stage at 8pm. Meanwhile, the crowd goes wild as DJ Alan Walker plays his super hit ‘Faded’
7.32pm: No more traffic snarls near Sion-Panvel highway, but double parking near the stadium
7.28 pm: No drones in sight, but 50 officials are monitoring 200 CCTV cameras. Officials from Kalamboli, Panvel have been deployed at Nerul to keep the situation under control
7.25 pm: “We will stop the concert at 10 pm sharp. It will not go on a minute longer,” says traffic DCP Nitin Pawar
7.15pm: Actor Sridevi, Khushi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor arrive at the show
7.13pm: Actor Sonal Chauhan at the venue.
7.05pm: Models Urvashi Rautela and Pooja Hegde set for the show to begin.
7pm: People from across the country throng the venue
7pm: Countdown to Bieber’s big show begins
6.56pm: Police say teams of riot control force, quick response team and reserve police force stationed outside the venue
6.48pm: Actor Mahima Chaudhary reaches the spot
6.45pm: Malaika Arora with Arbaaz Khan at the stadium
6.41pm: Undercover women cops at the venue to prevent incidents of molestation
6.39pm: Traffic movement on Mumbai-Pune expressway smooth for now
6.37pm: Cops say people should have opted for mini-buses
6.36pm: But narrow roads force people to walk or take cabs to the venue
6.34pm: Organisers have arranged for buses to ferry those attending the concert
6.20pm: Crowd starts to move in
6.03pm: Waiting for the star, some buy Justin Bieber wristbands
6.01pm: A service road, which was declared no-parking zone, is packed with vehicles. Police say it has been opened for those with tickets costing more than Rs1 lakh
6pm: Parking issues continue
5.54pm: Only a few hours to go before thousands get to catch a glimpse of their favourite star
5.30pm: Actor Himansh reaches the venue
5.24pm: A chopper lands at the stadium. Who’s in it?
5.23pm: People use foot overbridge to cross the Sion-Panvel highway
5.21pm: Hundreds of vehicles parked near the stadium
5.13pm: Choreographer Remo D’souza reaches the venue
5.11pm: DJ Aqeel reaches the venue with his children
5.10pm: Warm-up events are on
5.02pm: Towing vans outside the stadium to keep a check on illegal parking
5.01pm: One more chopper hovers over the venue
5pm: Anu Malik reaches the venue with his daughters
4.56pm: People stuck on Sion-Panvel highway because of defunct signal near the stadium
4.55pm: TV actor Anuj Sachdeva reaches the venue wearing a Justin Bieber T-shirt
4.50pm: The chopper is here, but is Bieber in it?
4.47pm: Traffic snarls on internal roads in Navi Mumbai, as many roads are declared no-entry zones
4.44pm: Crowd is filling up the concert venue
4.42pm: The chopper seems to be here
4.35pm: People throng the food stalls at the venue
4.31pm: Glowbands being sold for Rs10
4.30pm: Tea being sold for Rs20 a cup
4.29pm: Visitors being charged Rs100 for 1 litre of water
4.21pm: Here’s a look at the set-up
4.18pm: Housekeeping staff are ready for clean-up
4.17pm: From pizza to goli vada pav – a lot of options for Beliebers inside the venue
4.16pm: A lot of fans selling spare tickets outside the venue
4.13pm: Those booking Uber after the concert, remember, you will have to wait for cars outside Raheja parking lot
4.11pm: Police personnel making sure the situation remains under control
4.10pm: Fans getting impatient to see the star
4.04pm: Media takes position outside the gate
4.03pm: Two private security agencies check those entering the venue
4.01pm: Special attention is being paid to ensure smooth traffic movement on the adjacent Sion-Panvel highway
4pm: Security personnel refuse to allow power banks inside the stadium
3.59pm: Around 300 police officials deployed near the stadium
3.56pm: Excited fans battle scorching sun to catch a glimpse of their favourite star
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In a bizarre incident in Uttar Pradesh's Agra, a new bride visiting her in-laws' house for the first time after the marriage, was seen firing a gun in the air under apparent instruction from a man believed to be the groom; he took out a pistol and put in her hand before they entered the house. A video of the incident went viral on social media and drew the attention of the police.
In a significant move, the Karnataka government has reserved 33 per cent for outsourced women employees in all the departments. Chief Secretary P Ravikumar issued a circular in this regard on Friday. At present, out of 7.2 lakh sanctioned posts in Karnataka with 4.6 lakh employees, there are 1.5 lakh outsourced staff. So now, at 50,000 posts will be reserved for women employees.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who paid a sudden visit to Delhi sparking off speculation in political circles, on Saturday said there was no discussion with the BJP's central leadership on Cabinet rejig or expansion. The consultations during his visit revolved around the upcoming polls for Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council. On Union Home Minister Amit Shah direction, Bommai met the BJP national general secretary and party's Karnataka in charge Arun Singh and had a detailed discussion with him.
The Faraskhana police have lodged a first information report (FIR) against dancer and artiste Vaishnavi Patil and two others for performing Lavani (Marathi folk dance) inside the premises of the historic Lal Mahal. Santosh Sonawane (37), who works as a security guard at Lal Mahal, has lodged a case stating that the incident took place on April 16. The complaint states that despite being stopped the accused went inside and shot the dance video.