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2018-12-15Woman, paramour arrested for killing husband in Mahas Thane - Business Standard
Woman, paramour arrested for killing husband in Maha's Thane Last Updated at December 15, 2018 17:40 IST A 35-year-old woman and her paramour were arrested for allegedly killing the former's husband in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said Saturday. Addressing a press conference, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kalwa Division, Ramesh Dhumal, said an unidentified body was found in a nullah behind Shanti Mafatlal slum colony on December 9. "Our probe managed to identify the body as that of Kalwa resident Tajbabu Shakil Salmani (32). We then zeroed in on his wife Rubina Bibi Tajbabu Salmani after we got information that the couple used to quarrel frequently," he said. Dhumal said the woman was questioned during which she confessed to having killed her husband by strangulation with the help of her paramour Pralhadsingh alias Pintu Kanusingh Rajput (28), a resident of Gokulnagar in Thane city. "We mounted a search for Rajput and nabbed him from Neemuch in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. He has been remanded in police custody till December 18," the ACP said. He said preliminary investigations have revealed that frequent quarrels between the victim and his wife led to the latter allegedly conspiring with Rajput to kill him. The woman and Rajput knew each other as they earlier worked at the same barber shop, he said. The two accused called Salmani to a slum area on December 8 and after strangulating him with a spring disposed of his body in a nullah, he said. The two have been charged with murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, he added.

2018-12-15Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary Which Was Facing Threat From Bullet Train Project Declared Ecologically Sen... - Indiatimes.com
Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary Where The Underground Tunnel Of Bullet Train Passes Through Declared As ESZ Updated: Dec 15, 2018, 10:57 AM IST The conservations efforts at Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has got a major boost after the Supreme Court declared it as an Ecologically Sensitive Zone (ESZ). This is significant, as the SC order now mandates a 10 km buffer around the sanctuary which is spread over 16.9 sq km. The Supreme Court order on Tuesday directed the Union Environment Ministry to declare 10 km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country as ‘eco-sensitive zones’. Other sanctuaries and national parks which were declared ESZ include Pobitora sanctuary in Assam; Hemis High Altitude and Kishtwar national parks, Changthang, Hokersar, Trikuta sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir; Jogimatti, Thimlapura and Yadahalli Chinkara sanctuaries in Karnataka; Deulgaon Rehekuri and Thane Creek Flamingo sanctuaries and the Malvan marine sanctuary in Maharashtra; Sirohi National Park and Khongjaingamba Ching sanctuary in Manipur; Baghmara Pitcher Plant sanctuary in Meghalaya; Fakim and Puliebadze and Rangapahar sanctuaries in Nagaland; Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar bird sanctuary and Pilibhit sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh and the Jorepokhri sanctuary in West Bengal. The Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur also made it clear that there cannot be any construction sites, factories or any other manufacturing unit or thick population density at least up to 10 km from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The directive came after the amicus curiae informed the court that the various state governments have taken no effort to protect the area around these sanctuaries. The court order has however put the future of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project in doubt as one of the railway lines will pass through an underground tunnel in Thane Creek at the depth of 25 to 40 meters below the surface. Out of the total Rs 1,08,000.00 crore, estimated for the project, Rs 496.167 crore is to be spend on the construction of the railway line in the Thane Creek. Last week the Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had met to discuss the project and few others, but deferred the clearance claiming that it needed more time.
2018-12-14Thane: Rs 87 lakh for kin of biker killed in truck mishap - Times of India
Thane: Rs 87 lakh for kin of biker killed in truck mishap Thane: Rs 87 lakh for kin of biker killed in truck mishap The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a compensation of nearly Rs 87 lakh to the kin of a man killed in a truck accident in 2015. Dec 15, 2018, 05:18 IST THANE: The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a compensation of nearly Rs 87 lakh to the kin of a man killed in a truck accident in 2015. The family of Madan Bhagat, including his wife, two minor daughters and mother-in-law, moved the tribunal and pleaded that the untimely death of the sole-earning member had cast a shadow of gloom and sought compensation. The legal team representing the family told the tribunal that he worked with Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co and was drawing Rs 45,000 a month, and all applicants were legal heirs and dependants. They stated that on August 5, 2015, the deceased was riding a motorcycle towards Thane via Mumbra bypass bridge, Retibandar road. A speeding truck dashed the motorcycle and three other vehicles. Madan and another person died on the spot, while four others were injured. An offence was registered with Mumbra police and a chargesheet was filed against the accused. As the truck owner did not appear, the case was decided ex parte, while the insurance firm appeared and contested the case. MACT member and district judge R S Bhosale noted that while the insurance firm contended that it was not liable to pay as the truck did not have a fitness certificate at the time of the accident, it had to pay the money to the petitioners and recover it from the truck owner. It directed National Insurance Co to disburse the amount to the victim’s kin with an annual interest of 7.5%. The tribunal allowed 50% additional amount of the salary for future prospects while working out the compensation payable, which includes Rs 86.09 lakh towards compensation, Rs 15,000 towards loss of estate, Rs 15,000 towards funeral expenses and Rs 40,000 towards loss of consortium.
2018-12-14Banner printing office set on fire in Thane - United News of India
Banner printing office set on fire in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) The office of a banner printer and public relations of a political party was allegedly set on fire by two unidentified persons on Friday, the city police said. An offence under section 435 rw 34 of the IPC has been registered with the Vartak Nagar police station under Wagle Estate division. The police said quoting the complaint by Mayur Borkar that he was into business of banner printing and had his establishment in Shivai Nagar of Vartak Nagar. Upon checking the CCTV footage of the nearby shop, it was seen that two unidentified persons with their faces covered, had set the office on fire at about 0300 hrs after pouring kerosene. Further investigation is on, the police added.
2018-12-14SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary - Times of India
SC orders 10 km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary Dec 15, 2018, 03:33 IST The ESZ around Thane creek could affect infrastructure projects MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10 km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. "However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From Maharashtra, proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received," it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but "no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries". It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10 km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The eco-sensitive zone around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as "protected".
2018-12-14Dist Court exonerate three booked for murder in Thane - United News of India
Dist Court exonerate three booked for murder in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) The District Court here acquitted three people who were arrested for allegedly murdering a person and severely wounding other. According to the prosecution, on August 1,2015 the three accused Juber Khan(21), Salman Shaikh(27), Salman Khan(23) truck cleaner, welder, and plumber, respectively physically assaulted three youths who were passing on a motorcycle from Mumbra bypass of Thane district late in the night.As one of the victims was feeling giddy, they stopped the motorcycle and were trying to comfort him. At the very time,the three accused arrived at the spot and taking cover of darkness they assaulted the youths with the intention to rob them. In the scuffle,one of the victims Ranjit Girase(21) was stabbed to death while the other victim Akshay Jadhav(20) was injured badly.
2018-12-14National conference on pediatric rheumatology begins in Thane - Business Standard
National conference on pediatric rheumatology begins in Thane Last Updated at December 14, 2018 17:15 IST A three-day National Conference of Pediatric Rheumatology commenced here on Friday. The conference has been organised by the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India and Jupiter Hospital here in association with the Thane Academy of Pediatrics. Over 200 delegates from across India are taking part in the conference, which is being held at Jupiter Hospital, the organisers said. Over 50 experts from Europe and Australia are also participating in this event, they said. The objective of the conference is to reach out to all levels of clinical care, pediatric rheumatologists, practicing pediatricians and trainee doctors, and provide a fusion of the latest therapeutic guidelines and approaches to various complex yet common scenarios in day-to-day practice, they said.
2018-12-14Thane teen dies during game of tug-of-war - Hindustan Times
Thane teen dies during game of tug-of-war A 19-year-old nursing student from Thane collapsed and died while playing a game of tug-of-war at his college’s annual sports day on Friday. Updated: Dec 15, 2018 00:46 IST A 19-year-old nursing student from Thane collapsed and died while playing a game of tug-of-war at his college’s annual sports day on Friday. Jibin Sunny, a second-year student at KJ Somaiya College of Nursing, Vidyavihar, collapsed at 11am in the middle of the game. His teachers took him to the nearby Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, but doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. The Tilak Nagar police have registered a case of accidental death. The police said Jibin seemed healthy and had no history of illnesses. “Jibin had breakfast at home, in?Thane’s Wagle Estate, before taking part in the sporting event,” said Sushil Kamble, a senior police inspector. Kamble said the cause of death was not yet clear. “We have reserved his viscera for a chemical analysis,” he said. Doctors, however, have finished an autopsy that showed Jibin had an enlarged heart and an injury near the brain’s occipital lobe (at the back of the head). “Jibin was well-built, which may be why he had an enlarged heart. The brain injury may have been caused from the fall,” said an official from Rajawadi Hospital. The police have ruled out foul play. “Jibin collapsed in the middle of a crowded sports ground, and we found no foul play as of now,” Kamble said. Somaiya Vidyavihar Trust, which runs the college, released a statement condoling Jibin’s death. “It is a very unfortunate incident,” the Trust said. Jibin’s relatives said his parents planned to go back with the body to the family’s village in Kerala for the last rites. “We are waiting for relatives who live abroad to come to India. We will most likely go back Pathanamthitta, Kerala,” said James Paulose, one of Jibin’s relatives. Jibin’s neighbours and friends said he was a friendly man. “Many of us met him on Sunday at church or in the building. We find it difficult to believe he lost his life playing a game. He was such a lively individual, and everyone knew him well,” said Jibin’s friend, Pravin Sundar. Jisha James, another friend, said, “Jibin was enthusiastic about church activities, and was planning the Christmas parade. He was the heart of the group.”
2018-12-14Three day conference on 'Pediatric Rheumatology' begins in Thane - United News of India
Three day conference on 'Pediatric Rheumatology' begins in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) A three day national conference titled 'Pediatric Rheumatology' began on Friday in the city in which around 200 delegates from all over India will participate in the event. The conference is jointly hosted by the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India, Jupiter Hospital in Thane, and Thane Academy of Pediatrics. Considering the need for wider awareness about pediatric rheumatology disorders among the community, the National Conference of Pediatric Rheumatology is being held in Thane city. Besides 200 delegates from across the country, and over 50 renowned national faculties, including international experts from Europe and Australia will attend the conference. The talks will focus on lending a crisp multidisciplinary perspective to this niche and already popular sub specialty.
2018-12-14Thane court acquits 3 persons of charges of murder, robbery - Business Standard
Thane court acquits 3 persons of charges of murder, robbery Last Updated at December 14, 2018 10:05 IST Three persons were Thursday acquitted in a murder, attempt to murder and robbery case by a local court in Maharashtra's Thane district. Principal District Judge Virendra G Bisht acquitted Juber Ahmed Barkhatali Khan (21), Salman Aminuddin Shaikh (27) and Salman Abdul Khalid Khan (23) in a case pertaining to the killing of one Ranjit Girase, injuring Akash Jadhav, and robbing them. While Juber is a truck cleaner, Salman is a welder and Khalid works as a plumber. On August 1, 2015, Girase, Jadhav and another person were heading towards Mumbra here on a motorcycle when they stopped their vehicle by the roadside around 1:15 am as one of them took ill, the prosecution said. The three accused allegedly came to the spot and robbed them of cash and a gold chain and stabbed Girase to death and injured Jadhav, it added. However, defence counsels Anil Joshi, M I Shaikh and Ashraf Shaikh challenged the police's version, pointing out to lapses in the investigation, including conducting the identification parade in an improper manner, and also that the three accused were arrested based merely on suspicion. Judge Bisht, while acquitting the three, said, "There is no other direct, cogent and clinching evidence on record to connect the accused to the crime.
2018-12-14'Ma Baker's dozen' arrested in Thane for duping people of cash, jewellery - Daily News & Analysis
'Ma Baker's dozen' arrested in Thane for duping people of cash, jewellery Updated: Dec 14, 2018, 06:10 AM IST A gang of 13 thugs, who would engage people in conversation, suggest religious remedies to change their fortune before scamning them of their money and jewels, has been arrested. The Thane police has also recovered 661 gram gold and cash worth Rs 20 lakh from them. Since the month of June, the cops came across many cases where pedestrians were robbed by men as yet unidentified who would often involve them into a conversation. Some of the thieves pretended to be astrologers and conveniently predicted that their victims, who were mostly senior citizens, were going through one difficulty or another. At least twelve gullible citizens fell prey to their hoax, the police said. "They would suggest the victims a remedy for their misfortune. They would take them to a nearby temple apparently to perform a small puja. They would ask them to remove all gold jewellery and walk 50 steps without looking back," said a cop from Thanenagar police station where 12 such cases were registered of a total of 32 across the far suburbs. "When the victims looked back after 50 steps, the thugs would be gone," he said. The culprits often worked in pairs. They would talk to the senior citizens visiting ATMs to withdraw cash. And when they were not executing the temple ritual scam, they would sometimes manage to hand the victim fake currency notes before making an escape. Various police stations in Thane have received 32 such cases of cheating and chain-snatching and the Thane cops formed four teams to nab the perpetrators. Through technical analysis, they managed to catch 13 who are from Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Dombivli and even Gujarat. Their names are Raj Shetty and Rameshkumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Mahangade from Mumbai, Vilas Dalvi, Dinesh Suradkar from Ulhasnagar, Mohammed Asif Mohammed Rafiq from Ambivli, Sharbon Islam from Mumbra, Shankar Murugehan from Dombivli, Pradip Patil from Kalyan, Krishnakumar Singh from Mulund, Arjun Salat and Arjun Marwadi from Gujarat. While seven of them are in judicial custody, six are in police custody.
2018-12-14In absence of garbage collecting vehicle, Thane slum residents dumping trash in nullah - Daily News & Analysis
In absence of garbage collecting vehicle, Thane slum residents dumping trash in nullah Updated: Dec 14, 2018, 06:00 AM IST While some Thane residents are grappling with the question of whether to process their garbage or not, slum residents of Sathenagar and neighbouring areas do not even have a garbage collection vehicle — or ghanta gaadi as it is locally called as it has a bell attached to it to alert residents when it arrives —to pick up their waste. And with only one garbage bin for a populace of over 1 lakh, the residents have been dumping the household and other waste in a nullah, which is choked and needs cleaning. The residents of Valmikipada, Sathenagar in Thane West have complained that they are stuck with a choked nullah even after the monsoon. After a nullah cleaning by the Thane Municipal Corporation during the rainy season, the area did not have to face flooding this year. But with barely a garbage disposal mechanism in place, the nullah has become a waste bin for the area. "There is only one dustbin for the entire area of more than one lakh residents," said Meghraj Pandey, a resident of the area and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. "We either have to walk a kilometer to dump garbage in the bin or just toss it into the nullah," said Neeta Solanki, a resident of Valmikipada. As a result, the nullah is clogged around the year and there are mosquitoes, which might pose a hazard of dengue and malaria in the vicinity. Pandey said that three to four years back there were ghanta gaadis plying in the area, but they shut shop after three months and left. "Since then there are no ghanta gaadis here," he said. When we spoke to Ashok Burpulle, deputy municipal commissioner, solid waste management, he said that it is not possible for ghanta gaadis to enter the narrow lanes of the slums."We have appointed a private agency three days back to segregate and collect waste from these slums," says Burpulle. "We will also clean the nullah and educate the people on waste segregation and disposal," he said.
2018-12-14Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography 'The Incomplete Man' - Economic Times
Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography 'The Incomplete Man' Dec 14, 2018, 02.29 PM IST MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has refused to stay hearing on a suit filed by Raymond Limited in a Thane civil court seeking injunction against the company's former chairman Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography, tentatively titled 'The Incomplete Man'. The company had in September this year filed a suit in the civil court in the neighbouring Thane district, seeking injunction against the book of Vijaypat Singhania, the estranged father of Raymond Group Chairman Gautam Singhania, alleging that its contents were defamatory. During the pendency of the lawsuit, Vijaypat Singhania approached the high court, seeking the suit to be transferred from the Thane court to the civil court in Mumbai, citing inconvenience. Vijaypat Singhania and Gautam Singhania (R) He had sought for the suit to be tagged along with a similar plea filed before the Mumbai civil court by Gautam Singhania against the book. He had further sought for a stay on the suit hearing before the Thane court, pending hearing of his application seeking transfer. Justice Anuja Prabhudessai on December 5 directed Raymond Limited to file its affidavit in response to Vijaypat Singhania's plea and posted it for hearing on January 16, 2019. "The high court has directed us (Raymond) to file our affidavit. The court has refused to grant a stay on hearing on the suit before the Thane court," advocate Kartik Nayar, appearing for the company, said.
2018-12-14SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary - Times of India
SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary Dec 15, 2018, 03:33 IST The ESZ around Thane creek could affect infrastructure projects MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. "However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From Maharashtra, proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received," it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but "no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries". It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The eco-sensitive zone around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as "protected".
2018-12-13Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against fmr Raymond chairs autobiography - Business Standard
Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against fmr Raymond chair's autobiography Last Updated at December 13, 2018 16:05 IST The Bombay High Court has refused to stay hearing on a suit filed by Raymond Limited in a Thane civil court seeking injunction against the company's former chairman Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography, tentatively titled 'The Incomplete Man'. The company had in September this year filed a suit in the civil court in the neighbouring Thane district, seeking injunction against the book of Vijaypat Singhania, the estranged father of Raymond Group Chairman Gautam Singhania, alleging that its contents were defamatory. During the pendency of the lawsuit, Vijaypat Singhania approached the high court, seeking the suit to be transferred from the Thane court to the civil court in Mumbai, citing inconvenience. He had sought for the suit to be tagged along with a similar plea filed before the Mumbai civil court by Gautam Singhania against the book. He had further sought for a stay on the suit hearing before the Thane court, pending hearing of his application seeking transfer. Justice Anuja Prabhudessai on December 5 directed Raymond Limited to file its affidavit in response to Vijaypat Singhania's plea and posted it for hearing on January 16, 2019. "The high court has directed us (Raymond) to file our affidavit. The court has refused to grant a stay on hearing on the suit before the Thane court," advocate Kartik Nayar, appearing for the company, said. The suit filed by the company is likely to come up for hearing before the Thane civil court on December 17. Vijaypat Singhania and his son have been engaged in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey redeveloped J K House in south Mumbai. In a petition filed in the high court in 2016, Vijaypat Singhania had claimed that his son was refusing to honour an arbitration order which awarded the duplex apartment to the former.
2018-12-13Mumbai: PM to attend Kalyan Metro bhoomi pujan next Tuesday - Times of India
Mumbai: PM to attend Kalyan Metro bhoomi pujan next Tuesday Updated: Dec 13, 2018, 14:33 IST KALYAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the bhoomi pujan (ground-breaking ceremony) of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) 23.6km Kalyan-Bhiwandi-Thane Metro on December 18. Modi, at his last rally before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had promised the Metro. It will be Modi’s first visit in Maharashtra after BJP lost elections in five states, especially in three major Hindi heartland states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) commissioner Ganesh Bodke said Modi was coming for MMRDA’s programme. Narendra Pawar, state secretary of BJP, said Modi may also attend bhoomi pujans of some other major projects of MMRDA. MMRDA, which will build the Metro, found after a study that the population along the route will double in the coming years. It found that Kalyan will see around 46 lakh residents by 2031, while neighbouring Bhiwandi’s population will rise from 6.8 lakh to 13 lakh. Meanwhile, due to Modi’s sudden visit, KDMC has cancelled the booking of Fadke ground for Arvind Pote’s son’s wedding on December 22. Pote had booked the ground from December 12 to 22. KDMC also cancelled bookings at Wadhwa sports club, where two weddings were scheduled on December 18.
2018-12-13Mumbai Thane Municipal Corporation gives green signal for pet park project strays to get a home - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Thane Municipal Corporation Gives Green Signal For Pet Park Project; Strays To Get A Home Dec 13, 2018, 08:10 IST With the pet park project being approved at the standing committee meeting last week, civic body to start work on it in a couple of months Here is some good news for the city's animal lovers! The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has come up with a unique idea of setting up a pet park, which will have a hospital, a crematorium and recreational facilities for street dogs. According to TMC's health department, work on the project, which was approved by the standing committee last week, would start in a couple of months after the authorities concerned decide on all the aspects involved. However, the main aim of the project, according to the civic officials, was to give street dogs a healthy environment to stay and better medical facilities. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a TMC official said, "At present, street dogs undergo vaccination and surgeries at the TMC dog control centre in Wagle Estate. But there isn't enough space there to keep the animals for a couple of days. Doctors discharge them within two days of an operation. Hence, the civic body wants to build a proper home for them, where they will get all possible facilities. Even the crematorium will help to perform their last rites in a proper way." The application submitted by the health department in the standing committee meeting held on December 6 mentions that they require a 5,000 square feet plot to develop the facilities. They have allotted a space in Kavesar for the project. Civic sources said that the pet park would later be handed over to an NGO, which would take care of all the activities and the stay of the dogs. Speaking about the initiative, Shamika Seth, a Patlipada resident, said, "The move is appreciable. The crematorium is the most important aspect of the project, because most of the dogs that die in accidents are just left on the road. But now these facilities will help to perform their last rites properly."
2018-12-13Decapitated Body, Smashed Head: Cops 'Reconstruct' Face To Solve Murder - NDTV News
Decapitated Body, Smashed Head: Cops 'Reconstruct' Face To Solve Murder Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology helpd Thane police reconstructed the victim's face using super-composition method, police said.. Updated: December 13, 2018 22:24 IST THANE: Thane Police have arrested three people including a 30-year-old woman in a case of murder after successfully reconstructing image of the victim's smashed face using advanced forensic technology. A headless body was found at Jawsai village near Ambarnath in the district on April 10, 2018. The victim's severed head, with the face completely smashed, was found nearby, said Deputy Commissioner of Police PP Shewale. With the help of Harish Pathak, head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at Seth GS Hospital, an image of the face was reconstructed using super-composition method, the DCP said. Police then put up posters seeking information about the victim and got information that he could be Bindresh Prajapati, 35 who was missing since April 2018. Probe revealed that Prajapati was a fork-lift operator and two of his colleagues, Kisan Kanojia and Rajesh Yadav, used to frequent his house. Kisan Kanojia and Rajesh Yadav allegedly developed close relations with Bindresh Prajapati's wife Savitri, 30, which led to quarrels between him and his wife and his friends, police learnt. Savitri, Kisan Kanojia and Rajesh Yadav allegedly then hatched a conspiracy and killed Bindresh Prajapati, the DCP said. All three were arrested on Wednesday and further probe was on, he added.
2018-12-13Anti-drug drive in Thane colleges from today - The Hindu
Anti-drug drive in Thane colleges from today UPDATED: DECEMBER 14, 2018 01:33 IST The Thane city police will begin a week-long drive from Friday to create awareness among college students of the harmful effects of taking drugs. The campaign will be held in 10 colleges in Zone 1 and Zone 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. NGOs have joined hands with the police to conduct the drive, which will end on December 21. Deepak Deoraj, deputy commissioner of police (Crime), said, “We have seen a rise in use of drugs among the youth. So we have decided to create awareness at the college level through cultural activities. We will ensure such programmes are held in other locations as well.”
2018-12-1313 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane - United News of India
13 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane Thane, Dec 13 (UNI) With the arrest of 13 people, the city police on Thursday claimed to have solved a record 40 cases of cheating, robbery/theft and chain-snatching in the limits of city in the recent past. Stolen goods worth around Rs 20 lakh had been seized from the arrested accused, police said. Consequent upon rise in such crimes, four teams were formed to nab the culprits and during the recent past took one by one into custody, seized the stolen goods and arrested them. Describing the modus operandi of the arrested accused, police said they used to keep the victims engaged in some talk and relive them of their costly belongings. Their main targets were senior citizens, including a retired assistant commissioner of police of Thane city.
2018-12-13Maharashtra: Murder convict who jumped parole in '16 held | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Maharashtra: Murder convict who jumped parole in ’16 held 14th December, 2018 MUMBAI: A murder convict who had jumped parole two years ago was arrested on Wednesday by crime branch unit VII from Bhosari near Pune when he was attending a relative’s wedding. Kurhade then moved to Bhosari and lived there under a false identity, he added. Kurhade allegedly kidnapped a minor girl and raped her, following which another offence was registered against him. After receiving a tip-off that he would be attending a wedding in Bhosari, crime branch sleuths in plainclothes kept a watch at the venue and nabbed him. Sujit Kurhade (35) and two others were serving life sentence after being convicted for the murder of an RPI activist at Kisan Nagar in Thane in 2011. Kurhade was released on parole on October 2016 for one month, but did not return to Kolhapur Central Prison, said DCP Akbar Pathan.
2018-12-1313 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane - United News of India
13 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane Thane, Dec 13 (UNI) With the arrest of 13 people, the city police on Thursday claimed to have solved a record 40 cases of cheating, robbery/theft and chain-snatching in the limits of city in the recent past. Stolen goods worth around Rs 20 lakh had been seized from the arrested accused, police said.Consequent upon rise in such crimes, four teams were formed to nab the culprits and during the recent past took one by one into custody, seized the stolen goods and arrested them. Describing the modus operandi of the arrested accused, police said they used to keep the victims engaged in some talk and relive them of their costly belongings. Their main targets were senior citizens, including a retired assistant commissioner of police of Thane city.
2018-12-13Thane to get a pet park, recreational facilities for street dogs - Mumbai Live
Thane To Get A Pet Park, Recreational Facilities For Street Dogs The project has been approved by the standing committee and the work will start in a couple of months Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to set up a pet park which will comprise of a hospital, a crematorium and recreational facilities for street dogs. The project which was approved last week by the standing committee might start working on it in a couple of months. One of the TMC officials said that the main objective of the park was to give street dogs a healthy environment to stay and better medical facilities. He added that currently, street dogs undergo vaccination and surgeries at the TMC dog control centre in Wagle Estate but there is not enough space to keep animals for a couple of days. He further said that hence the civic body wants to build a proper home for them with better facilities. As per the application submitted by the health department in the standing committee meeting held on December 6, they require a 5,000 square feet plot to develop the facilities. They have allotted a space as well in Kavesar for the project. Civic sources said that the pet park would later be handed over to an NGO, which would take care of all the activities and the stay of the dogs.
2018-12-13Mahindra to provide mobility service in Thane, India, trialling 100 EVs, developing smart city solutions; partners on last-mile service in Delhi; opens AI center - AutomotiveIT International
Mahindra to provide mobility service in Thane, India, trialling 100 EVs, developing smart city solutions; partners on last-mile service in Delhi; opens AI center December 13, 2018 Mahindra & Mahindra is to trial 100 electric vehicles including its Treo three-wheeler and e-Supro passenger vehicle in a mobility service in Thane, near Mumbai. It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city’s municipal corporation for the five-year project, which will focus on last-mile and end-to-end mobility, with the aim to build an ecosystem and to transition to more sustainable commuting. The Thane project will involve the deployment of an integrated platform to manage vehicles, their daily movements, and drivers, with different vehicle types offered to citizens for booking on a single app. The municipality will support by providing parking spaces for the EVs and locations for charging stations, and liaise with stakeholders such as utility companies. The Treo [pictured] is offered to customers with options including cloud-based connectivity and remote monitoring, i.e. for fleet management and optimisation, and is thus ready-equipped for deployment on a shared fleet. On-demand in Delhi The company’s Mahindra Electric division, which manufactures EVs including the recently-launched Treo and the e20plus city car, is also running a last-mile on-demand service trial in Delhi in partnership with fleet operator SmartE. This will involve 1000 Treo and Treo Yaari (rickshaw) models in a low-cost scheme. Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, said at the launch of the plan: “India is witnessing rapid urbanization and metros [metropolitan areas] are driving the multi-modal mobility needs of the large working population in urban cities. Our Treo range of three wheelers will address the demand for first and last mile connectivity and transform the way urban India travels. Associations with partners such as SmartE will make it easier to adopt electric mobility and enable our cities to be more environmentally friendly.” SmartE already has ongoing partnerships with organizations including the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and delivers nearly 80,000 commuter rides a day; it claims to be India’s largest electric vehicle operator, and intends to roll out 100,000 EVs by 2022. The Delhi partnership with Mahindra will ramp it up to 2000 vehicles by March 2019, serving an aimed 200,000 commuters a day. Tech Mahindra announces AI center with H2O.ai The global Mahindra Group now operates in a variety of sectors in 100 countries, and its investment in technology in India continues to grow. Recent announcements include the establishment of a center of excellence for artificial intelligence in New Delhi, a partnership between its digital transformation consultancy Tech Mahindra and H2O.ai, a Silicon Valley-based open source software platform provider. This will look at machine learning for data analysis; a data science platform will be developed for industries including banking, healthcare, communications, retail and manufacturing, to be offered at an “accessible” price. Jagdish Mitra, chief strategy and marketing officer, Tech Mahindra, said in a statement: “The need of the hour is to democratize knowledge in AI and make it accessible to everyone. Through our partnership with H2O.ai, we aim to empower our customers to use artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to increase access to AI talent, drive better decision-making, and accomplish tasks at a faster pace.”
2018-12-12Residents of Anand Nagar, Kopri in Thane protest against toll collection - The Indian Express
Residents of Anand Nagar, Kopri in Thane protest against toll collection Tolls have been a sore point for residents of the satellite city of Thane. The Thane Citizens Foundation (TCF) has been protesting against it for sometime. Published: December 13, 2018 1:55:03 Residents of Anand Nagar and Kopri in Thane, who live right behind the toll naka on the highway between Mulund and Thane, are protesting against the authorities for collecting toll from them. The protests started last week. Advertising “Every time we leave our house to go to even nearby stores, we have to cross the toll naka and pay toll. This despite there being a waiver on toll for residents living within a 10-km radius of the toll plaza. Even if we show our address proof, we are not spared,” said Mohan Kale (45), a resident of Anand Nagar. “We have written to every authority and even ministers. All we get are empty promises.” The 100-odd residents of Anand Nagar have been joined by residents of Kopri, who claimed that because of a bottleneck after the toll plaza, they spend hours stuck in traffic. “Why should we pay when we are the ones suffering? The bottleneck has existed for a long time now. The roads are in a bad condition,” said Amruta Parashar (48), a Kopri resident. “We have been standing on the road morning for a week, peacefully raising placards. We hope someone listens to us and helps solve our woes. Stepping out of the house and the idea of taking the highway is a nightmare for us now,” said Vikas Mahale (31), a resident of Anand Nagar. Tolls have been a sore point for residents of the satellite city of Thane. The Thane Citizens Foundation (TCF) has been protesting against it for sometime. “For Kopri and Anand Nagar residents it is indeed difficult, but even for other residents of Thane, it’s like being penalised for going to work. Promises were made in the past to discontinue the toll, but it never materialised. This time, before the elections, we need an answer from our representatives,” Kasber Augustine from the TCF said.
2018-12-12Thane: Man held for molesting colleague - Times of India
Thane: Man held for molesting colleague Thane: Man held for molesting colleagueKasarvedawli police station, the officer said. CORR.PTI | Dec 12, 2018, 17:01 ISTPicture for representative purpose onlyTHANE: A 30-year-old Thane resident was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly molesting his woman colleague, a hair dresser, on two occasions, the police said Wednesday. The victim (30) works in a beauty saloon located on Ghodbunder Road, an official said. According to police, the accused Hemant Sonawane, allegedly molested the woman when she was travelling in an autorickshaw last month. He later apologised to her, following which the woman kept mum, the official said. However, Sonawane continued making sexual advances towards the woman in the office and groped her again while she was travelling in an autorickshaw on December 6, he said, adding that the accused pushed her to the ground when she tried to resist his advances. A case has been registered against Sonawane in Kasarvedawli police station, the officer said. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionThe College Board India Global AllianceAd The College BoardUnmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4'Cheat India' trailer out: Emraan Hashmi is a scamsterThe Times Of IndiaMiracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaURI - Movie ClipThe Times Of India Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraRolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesWhy did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej ReserveThe new WagonR Limited Edition!Ad Maruti Suzuki WagonRI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99STOP!! Don't POP out, get FREE help from our expertAd QtroveIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of IndiaDharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of IndiaSinger Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-12Fire breaks out at Thane commercial shop; no casualties - Times of India
Fire breaks out at Thane commercial shop; no casualtiesTop Searches:Amruta FadnavisShiv SenaMumbai fireFloods in MumbaiMumbai rainsMumbai HDFC IFSC CodeSBI Mumbai IFSC CodeMumbai ICICI Bank IFSC CodeFire breaks out at Thane commercial shop; no casualtiesAvani GhangurdeA fire broke out in a commercial shop situated on the first floor of a ground-plus-one storeyed building in Thane's Charai area on Wednesday afternoon. | TNN | Dec 12, 2018, 15:31 ISTMUMBAI: A fire broke out in a commercial shop situated on the first floor of a ground-plus-one storeyed building in Thane's Charai area on Wednesday afternoon. Rescue officials reached the spot within minutes and deployed four fire engines, one rescue vehicle, one water and jumbo tanker. No injuries or casualties were reported and the blaze was doused within 30 minutes. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Enjoy non-stop fun and thrills in DubaiAd VisitDubai.com1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeGet a full-body checkup at 70% off. Limited period offer!Ad Medlife LabsSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionMiracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaLatest Punjabi Song Jaan Ton Pyara Sung By Happy RaikotiThe Times Of IndiaIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of India The College Board India Global AllianceAd The College BoardUnmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraRolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesWhy did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej Reserve3&4 BHK Row houses off Sarjapur rd starting @ ?2.29Cr.Ad Assetz Property GroupDharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of IndiaSinger Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of IndiaKhushi Kapoor's tattoo shows her love for mom SrideviThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-12Blaze breaks out in Thane building - The Hindu
Blaze breaks out in Thane building Share On JUST IN 24mins British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to quit before 2022 election: MPs 30mins Rajasthan HC stays arrest of Twitter CEO 1hr Bulandshahr mob violence case: non-bailable warrants issued against accused on the run 1hr BJP’s minority gamble fails in Mizoram 2hrs Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CMs 2hrs Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison 2hrs Amarinder joins issue with Badal on Kartarpur project 2hrs Ram Katha binds India, Nepal: Yogi Adityanath 3hrs Any plan for a U-turn, Tejashwi Yadav asks Nitish Kumar 3hrs Trump spars with Democrats on wall 3hrs Kashmir’s powerful people live like Jahangir: Governor Satya Pal Malik 3hrs BJD opposes dam safety Bill in Lok Sabha 3hrs No farm loan waiver: Centre 3hrs Eyes may help measure mental workload 3hrs Japan picks ‘disaster’ as symbol for 2018 CLOSE Cities Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam News Cities Mumbai Mumbai Blaze breaks out in Thane building Dipthi Bhat Mumbai, December 13, 2018 00:38 IST Updated: December 13, 2018 00:38 IST Share Article PRINT A A A Dipthi Bhat Mumbai, December 13, 2018 00:38 IST Updated: December 13, 2018 00:38 IST more-in Service centre on first floor gutted A fire broke out on the first floor of Shivanand Udyog building, which housed Sai Dhyan Infotech, a service centre, in Thane at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesday.No one was injured in the incident as employees had left the building for work. Owners of nearby shops saw smoke billowing out of the building and alerted the fire brigade and other occupants of the building. The fire brigade reached the spot at 12.40 p.m. with nine fire tenders. The blaze was doused by 2.15 p.m.Mangal Chaurasia, a shop owner, said, “It was when the smoke had spread to all the shops that we realised there was a fire. We immediately informed the fire department, but by the time the fire brigade arrived, the entire place was gutted.”Shop owners in the commercial building claimed that they had suffered damages. Vicky Chavan, owner of Sai Dhyan Infotech, estimated the loss to be at least ?3 lakh. He said, “I was out on work. I had locked the door, but the shutters of the shop were open. When I returned, I saw that a fire had broken out. There were computers, laptops, and CCTV cameras that belonged to the clients in the shop. I do not know how it happened but all the electronic equipment were switched on.”Electronic equipment in nearby shops were also damaged. Narayan Dighe, the owner of Friends Pest Control, said, “The interiors and electronic items have been damaged. We will file a complaint.” Nilesh Vetal, fire officer of Panchpakhdi fire station, said, “A report on the fire will be prepared within the next two days.” Post a Comment Related Topics Mumbai accident (general) fire Related Articles Recommended for you Close X Previous Story Aarey blaze: fire brigade finds no leads Next Story SP, BSP should join UPA: Pawar Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not 'the', n is not 'and'). We may remove hyperlinks within comments. 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2018-12-12MCPS Approves Hiring an Outside Consultant to Replace Mark Thane - Newstalkkgvo
MCPS Approves Hiring an Outside Consultant to Replace Mark ThanePeter ChristianDecember 12, 2018Share on TwitterShare on FacebookThe Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees has taken the next step in hiring a replacement for retiring Superintendent Mark Thane, who will be stepping down on June 30.Chair of the Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees, Marcia Holland described the process.“Last night, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved preparing and sending out an RFP, which is a Request for Proposal,” said Holland. “Essentially, it is a request for any entity who would be interested in submitting a proposal as a consulting firm or entity to help the board conduct the search. We’re hoping to have the RFP done quickly and get it published, so we can have some responses by January 8, our next board meeting.”Holland said once the decision has been made to hire a firm, then that will begin to put in place the process of hiring the next superintendent.She said replacing someone like Mark Thane will be a challenge.“Mark is remarkable in particular because he grew up in the Missoula County public schools, sp when we go on school visits there are now teenagers and even teachers who were students of Mark’s at some point in his life,” she said. “He has been such an integral part of MCPS for over 39 years that it will be very hard to replace him, but we will. We’re hoping that we will have a satisfactory or even a great replacement for Mark before his retirement date of June 30th.”One of the requests that Thane said he will make of his replacement is to continue to appear on the KGVO radio Talk Back program once a month to answer questions from the public. Filed Under: Mark Thane, Retirement, Superintendent of School District OneCategories: Missoula NewsCommentsLeave A CommentBack To TopMissoula 2018 Christmas Decoration MapRecommended for YouInformationEEOMarketing and Advertising SolutionsPublic FileReport an InaccuracyTermsVIP TermsFAQContest RulesPrivacy Policy (Updated: 5/18/18)ContactMissoula Business ListingsFollow Us2018 Newstalk KGVO, Townsquare Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
2018-12-12Maharashtra: 5 persons arrested for abusing BJP Palghar MP - Times of India
Maharashtra: 5 persons arrested for abusing BJP Palghar MP Maharashtra: 5 persons arrested for abusing BJP Palghar MPPTI | Dec 12, 2018, 17:14 ISTTHANE: Five persons were Tuesday arrested for allegedly abusing BJP's Palghar Lok Sabha MP Rajendra Gavit in Bhayander in the district, police said. A Naya Nagar police official said that the incident happened on Tuesday morning when Gavit intervened to stop an altercation between two groups of joggers. Some of the people involved in the altercation abused the MP, he said. Police said a case of rioting and unlawful assembly had been registered against five persons under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and further probe was underway. Gavit could not be contacted and his personal assistant said the MP was in Delhi. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionThe College Board India Global AllianceAd The College BoardUnmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4Bhaagte Raho | Song - Gum HoonThe Times Of IndiaMiracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of India Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraDownload India’s leading free Portfolio Management SoftwareAd MPROFIT SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITEDRolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesWhy did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej ReserveThe new WagonR Limited Edition!Ad Maruti Suzuki WagonRI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Dharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of IndiaRemya Nambeesan knows her way around a bow and arrow!The Times Of IndiaSinger Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-12Cloned cards in Cosmos Bank online heist given out in Thane - Times of India
Cloned cards in Cosmos Bank online heist given out in Thane Updated: Dec 12, 2018, 09:29 IST PUNE: A chargesheet running into 17,500 pages filed against the nine accused in the Cosmos Bank online heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute the cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in Kolhapur and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of the Pune police, in the chargesheet, said the accused received 109 cloned debit cards of Cosmos Bank account holders from their accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan module to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13, 2018. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked Cosmos Bank’s ATM switch server with a malware to steal VISA and Rupay cards’ data to effect transactions worth Rs 94.42 crore within India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries. Another Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred Rs 13.92 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The cloned cards were used Turkey, Poland, Russia, the UAE, the US and Canada. Paigude told TOI, “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show that the fraudsters sold the data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from the ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT has shared information about the fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request on information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years as the investigations will take time,” Paigude said. “We have identified the suspects involved in cloning the cards.Their arrest will tell us how and where the cards were printed,” he added. The chargesheet read that the accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali,Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Two other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, withdrew Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks at Ajmer. The chargesheet had details of the places where the accused met and how they travelled to Kolhapur and Ajmer.
2018-12-11‘Cosmos Bank cloned card heist planned in Thane’ - Times of India
Open in app+English???????????????? ?????????????????????????????|Epaper|GadgetsNowHI, Edit ProfileMy TimesRedeemLOGOUTSign InNotification CenterCityWorldBusinessSportsEntertainmentTVLife & StylePhotosEducationPoliticsElectionsCityMumbaiDelhiBangaloreHyderabadKolkataChennaiAgartalaAgraAjmerAmaravatiAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAurangabadBareillyBhopalBhubaneswarChandigarhCoimbatoreCuttackDehradunErodeFaridabadGhaziabadGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHubballiImphalIndoreItanagarJaipurJammuJamshedpurJodhpurKanpurKochiKohimaKolhapurKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMeerutMysoreNagpurNashikNavi MumbaiNoidaPatnaPuducherryPuneRaipurRajkotRanchiSrinagarSalemShillongShimlaSuratThaneTrichyThiruvananthapuramUdaipurVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnamCrimeCivic IssuesPoliticsSchools & CollegesEventsCitizen ReporterVideosPhotosWeatherHindi NewsMarathi News + Top Searches:Amruta FadnavisShiv SenaMumbai fireFloods in MumbaiMumbai rainsMumbai HDFC IFSC CodeSBI Mumbai IFSC CodeMumbai ICICI Bank IFSC Code‘Cosmos Bank cloned card heist planned in Thane’Asseem ShaikhA 17,500-page chargesheet against nine accused in the Cosmos Bank online heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in Kolhapur and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. | TNN | Dec 12, 2018, 05:27 IST(Representative image)A 17,500-page chargesheet against nine accused in the Cosmos Bank online heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in Kolhapur and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of Pune police said in the chargesheet that the accused received 109 cloned cards of account-holders from accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan modules to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked the bank’s ATM switch server with malware to steal VISA and Rupay card data to effect transactions worth more than Rs 94 crore in India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries and Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred nearly Rs 14 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The cloned cards were used in Turkey, Poland, Russia, UAE, US and Canada. Paigude told TOI , “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show the fraudsters sold data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT shared information about fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request for information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years,” Paigude said. “We have identified suspects involved in cloning. We have launched a hunt for them. We will then know how and where the cards were cloned,” he added. The chargesheet stated that accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali, Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, used the cloned cards to withdraw Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionThe College Board India Global AllianceAd The College BoardBrigade year end Bonanza 2018 is here! 0% Interest HomesAd Brigade GroupMiracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of IndiaDharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of India Unmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4Why did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej ReserveMen, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraRolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesThe new WagonR Limited Edition!Ad Maruti Suzuki WagonRI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Singer Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of IndiaKhushi Kapoor's tattoo shows her love for mom SrideviThe Times Of IndiaKate Sharma snapped during her trip to MaldivesThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-11Thane: 3 years after Hema and lawyer murder, trial yet to begin - Times of India
Thane: 3 years after Hema and lawyer murder, trial yet to beginTop Searches:Amruta FadnavisShiv SenaMumbai fireFloods in MumbaiMumbai rainsMumbai HDFC IFSC CodeSBI Mumbai IFSC CodeMumbai ICICI Bank IFSC CodeThane: 3 years after Hema and lawyer murder, trial yet to beginRebecca Samervel It’s been exactly three years since the bodies of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani were found and their murders uncovered, but the trial in the case is yet to commence. | TNN | Updated: Dec 12, 2018, 06:58 IST(Representative image)MUMBAI: It’s been exactly three years since the bodies of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani were found and their murders uncovered, but the trial in the case is yet to commence. While one of the key accused, Vidyadhar Rajbhar, is still absconding, Hema’s estranged husband, Chintan Upadhayay, is among those in jail for the murder. Recently, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam quit the case. This week, Pradeep Rajbhar, another accused who is in the jail, submitted a handwritten letter to the court seeking bail. Pradeep had initially confessed to the crime but later retracted his statement. In his plea, written in Hindi, he has told the court that his parents were kept confined and cops had forced him to give a false statement before a court. Pradeep claimed that cops had threatened and put pressure on him to give the statement. He denied any involvement in the murders. Lamenting his incarceration for three years, Pradeep said while some other inmates lodged with him at Thane jail have got bail over the years, he does not understand why he has not been granted the relief. He also complained that he is brought to court late for the hearings and does not get time with his lawyer. Pradeep also said cops had promised to let him go after his confession, but instead put him back in jail. He told the court that like him, there were others too in the jail who had been implicated in false cases and should be released. The court has taken the plea on record and directed the prosecution to submit its reply. The December 10, 2015, murders were allegedly carried out by Vidyadhar, a fabrication workshop owner, along with his aides, at the behest of Chintan. Vidyadhar ran a workshop in Kandivli and had worked for Chintan and Hema. Two days later, the bodies were found wrapped in plastic in a nullah. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionThe College Board India Global AllianceAd The College BoardUnmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4Miracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of IndiaDharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of India Brigade year-end bonanza 2018 is here! 0% interest on Homes.Ad Brigade GroupMen, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraRolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesWhy did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej ReserveThe new WagonR Limited Edition!Ad Maruti Suzuki WagonRI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Singer Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of IndiaRosogolla | Song - AnthemThe Times Of IndiaKhushi Kapoor's tattoo shows her love for mom SrideviThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-11Thane court acquits retired police officer of all bribery charges on - United News of India
Thane court acquits retired police officer of all bribery charges on Thane, Dec 11 (UNI) A retired police officer, accused in a case of bribery, was acquitted of all the charges by the district court hereon Tuesday. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Vishwanath Ananda Bhise, who was tried for offences under sections 7, 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988, was set free by Special Judge H M Patwardhan who held that the prosecution had miserably failed to prove all the charges leveled against ASI and hence he should be given the benefit of doubt. The assistant public prosecutor told the court that the ASI, serving then with the Ganeshpuri police station, had on July 25, 2007 demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a fisherman to provide him a copy of the first information report (FIR) registered against him in the said police station in relation to a criminal case. Meanwhile, counsel Punit Mahimkar, representing the ASI, contested that there were several lapses in the case itself and hence the charges leveled against the alleged accused were not sustainable.
2018-12-11Cops catch gang who had stolen from Juhu student, after they extort Thane businessman - Mumbai Mirror
Cops catch gang who had stolen from Juhu student, after they extort Thane businessman Updated: Dec 11, 2018, 14:50 IST The cops with the accused and the two stolen cars A gang of four robbers who had last month looted a 21-year-old student and had fled away with his car, expensive watch, cell phone and cash, were arrested by the Thane local crime branch after they used his car in yet another robbery in Thane rural. The Thane local branch arrested the accused along with their female accomplice for allegedly kidnapping a developer and demanding Rs 12 lakhs from him to free him. According to the police, the gang had first struck in Juhu where the student, Ayush Shah was returning home after dropping a friend in Andheri West. Hehad stopped for a quick meal near Barfiwala Road when the accused approached him and asked him to lower his window. The accused had then barged into his blue Baleno car. Ayush was forcefully taken to Powai on knife point and was physically assaulted in the moving car in the wee hours of November 17. On reaching Powai, the accused had asked him to get off from the car and they had fled away with his car and his other belongings. The matter was brought to the notice of Powai police initially who then informed the Juhu Police. "On December 2, a case of kidnapping for ransom was registered after a Thane-based developer lodged a complaint with the Nayanagar police station against the accused," said a police officer. In his complaint, the developer, Bhavesh Sawani told the police that five men allegedly visited him in a Baleno car near his residence and blindfolded him. They later kidnapped him and took away his car, a Creta. They then drove for a few kilometers and locked him in a flat where they threatened him with swords and knifes asking him to give them Rs 12 lakhs to free him. However, they let him go after they got Rs 1 lakh. He then went to the police station. A Thane local crime branch officer said, "The police while working on the clue that a blue Baleno was used in the crime began to trace its location and on scanning the CCTV footage found the number of the vehicle. It was later revealed that the number plate was fake. However using technical support, it was found that the businessman they had kidnapped was taken to a flat in Palghar." Using the CCTV footage trail, the police officials managed to trace the location of the suspects and nabbed them. Those arrested have been identified as Wasim Ahmed, 31, Noor Khan, 24, Akib Mustak Shaikh, 20, Faisal Khan, 24 and Tanvi alias Dolly Gaikwad, 37. The investigations have revealed that the accused had changed the number of the Baleno to evade cops searching for them after the Juhu robbery. "With their arrest, the police have also recovered two cars, a Baleno and Creta. The accused are in police custody at the moment and will be soon handed over to the Juhu police for further legal action," said Pramod Badak, API, Thane Local crime branch.
2018-12-10Man Allegedly Hits Live-In Partner On Head With Gas Cylinder, Kills Her - NDTV News
Man Allegedly Hits Live-In Partner On Head With Gas Cylinder, Kills Her Police said the accused had doubts that his girlfriend was cheating on him Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: December 10, 2018 11:52 IST 42 SharesEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSThe woman was rushed to hospital after police were informed by neighbours in ThaneThane, Maharashtra: A 23-year-old woman from Dombivli in Thane district of Maharashtra was allegedly killed by her live-in partner by hitting her on the head with a cooking gas cylinder on Sunday, the police said.Police said the accused had doubts that his girlfriend was cheating on him.In a fit of rage, he hit the woman's head with an LPG cylinder at their residence in Golavli village before fleeing, a police official said.The woman was rushed to hospital after police were informed by neighbours.The accused, whose identity is withheld by the police, is on the run.For more Thane news, click hereNDTV Beeps - your daily newsletterThieves Use Stick Through Temple Ventilator To Take Jewellery Worth Lakhs8 Years After Man's Death, Family Gets 1.5 Crore CompensationTrendingRajinikanth Joins DeepVeer, Khans And Bachchans At Isha Ambani's WeddingVirat Kohli Engineered Anil Kumble's Exit, Leaked Email SuggestsOnePlus 6T McLaren Edition With 10GB RAM, Warp Charge Launched in IndiaRelatedThane Cab Driver's Family Arrested After His Daughter Manhandles CopNo Bail For Man Who Stripped, Thrashed 2 Kids For "Stealing" Food5 Arrested With Fake Currency Notes With Rs 4 Lakh Face Value In ThaneThane NewsMan Kills Girlfriend................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksLive TVTamil NewsHOP LiveEntertainment NewsPNR StatusTrain Status................................ Advertisement ................................XTo Choose Chief Ministers, Rahul Gandhi's Hi-Tech, 'Democratic' SolutionIsha Ambani - Anand Piramal Wedding: First Pictures From Ambani Residence"Smoke Kept Getting Thicker": Horror Onboard Jaipur-Kolkata IndiGo Flight"Pappu Is Now Param Pujya": Raj Thackeray On Rahul Gandhi Steering WinsRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterLinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2018. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
2018-12-10Petty tiff blows lid off Thane gang; six arrested, murder case solved - The Hindu
Petty tiff blows lid off Thane gang; six arrested, murder case solved Share On JUST IN 29mins British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to quit before 2022 election: MPs 35mins Rajasthan HC stays arrest of Twitter CEO 1hr Bulandshahr mob violence case: non-bailable warrants issued against accused on the run 1hr BJP’s minority gamble fails in Mizoram 2hrs Congress MLAs ask Rahul Gandhi to select CMs 2hrs Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison 3hrs Amarinder joins issue with Badal on Kartarpur project 3hrs Ram Katha binds India, Nepal: Yogi Adityanath 3hrs Any plan for a U-turn, Tejashwi Yadav asks Nitish Kumar 3hrs Trump spars with Democrats on wall 3hrs Kashmir’s powerful people live like Jahangir: Governor Satya Pal Malik 3hrs BJD opposes dam safety Bill in Lok Sabha 3hrs No farm loan waiver: Centre 3hrs Eyes may help measure mental workload 3hrs Japan picks ‘disaster’ as symbol for 2018 CLOSE Cities Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam News Cities Mumbai Mumbai Petty tiff blows lid off Thane gang; six arrested, murder case solved Special Correspondent Mumbai, December 11, 2018 01:10 IST Updated: December 11, 2018 01:10 IST Share Article PRINT A A A Huge haul: Police personnel display the pistols, live rounds and sharp weapons recovered from the gang members in Thane on Monday.   Special Correspondent Mumbai, December 11, 2018 01:10 IST Updated: December 11, 2018 01:10 IST more-in Gangster spills the beans on his criminal network to Narpoli police in Bhiwandi A tiff with a relative over a petty amount resulted in a gangster spilling the beans on his criminal network to the Narpoli police in Bhiwandi. With the gangster’s arrest, the police have claimed to have solved one murder case and averted possible incidents of extortion.According to the Narpoli police, Arjun Sarkar (32), a resident of Bhiwandi, was shot at by his brother-in-law Dulal Mandal (29) near the Kasheli Pipeline in Bhiwandi on December 6. He was taken to Lotus Hospital in Thane and later shifted to Sion Hospital, where the Narpoli police recorded his statement.Fight over ?10,000Suresh Jadhav, senior police inspector, Narpoli police station, said, “Mr. Sarkar, in his statement, identified Mr. Mandal as the assailant. Mr. Mandal had recently sold an autorickshaw at his native place in West Bengal and Mr. Sarkar had sought ?10,000 from the proceeds of the sale. Fed up with Mr. Sarkar’s constant demands, Mr. Mandal fired at him using a country-made pistol.” The police arrested Mr. Mandal and recovered the pistol and 10 live rounds from him. The police then arrested Jaysingh Thakur (34), as Mr. Mandal named him as the source of the gun and bullets. The police recovered another pistol and 10 live rounds from Mr. Thakur.Satyanarayan Choudhary, additional commissioner of police (West region), said, “During interrogation, the accused confessed that they had hired a Maruti Ertiga on November 23 and told the driver they had to travel from Thane to Nashik. When they reached Kasara, they told the driver that their plan had changed and that they needed to go back to Thane. As soon as the driver turned around, they made him stop at a secluded spot at gunpoint, asked him to get out of the car and shot him in the head. Leaving his body there, they drove back to Thane and changed the number plate of the car.” The police verified the information with the Shahpur police, in whose jurisdiction crime took place. They confirmed that an FIR against unknown persons had been registered for murder. The Narpoli police also confirmed with the Badlapur police, in whose jurisdiction the driver Arvind Dikshit (34) stayed, that a missing person’s report had been registered in his name on November 24.Extortion plan foiledOfficers said that inquiries with the accused established that they were planning to extort builders working in the Thane district, and had also drawn up a list of names of builders. The plan was to make extortion calls and also fire gunshots at their construction sites in order to scare them into submission, the police said. Based on Mr. Mandal and Mr. Thakur’s interrogation, the police went on to arrest Hiraman Gangawasi (40), Pramod Nuner (30), Rajesh Karotiya (30) and Prabhakar singh (22), and also recovered two more pistols and 20 live rounds from them.The police are now interrogating the accused further to find more information about their criminal activities and are also in touch with other police commissionerates, the officers said. 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2018-12-10‘TMC apathy reason for poor infrastructure across city slums’ - Times of India
Open in app+English???????????????? ?????????????????????????????|Epaper|GadgetsNowHI, Edit ProfileMy TimesRedeemLOGOUTSign InNotification CenterCityWorldBusinessSportsEntertainmentTVLife & StylePhotosEducationPoliticsElectionsCityThaneMumbaiDelhiBangaloreHyderabadKolkataChennaiAgartalaAgraAjmerAmaravatiAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAurangabadBareillyBhopalBhubaneswarChandigarhCoimbatoreCuttackDehradunErodeFaridabadGhaziabadGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHubballiImphalIndoreItanagarJaipurJammuJamshedpurJodhpurKanpurKochiKohimaKolhapurKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMeerutMysoreNagpurNashikNavi MumbaiNoidaPatnaPuducherryPuneRaipurRajkotRanchiSrinagarSalemShillongShimlaSuratTrichyThiruvananthapuramUdaipurVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnamWeatherHindi NewsMarathi News + ‘TMC apathy reason for poor infrastructure across city slums’Avani Ghangurde | tnn | Dec 10, 2018, 23:01 ISTThane: The “indifference” of the municipal corporation towards upgrading the basic infrastructure in the three slum settlements of Thane, which were recently given a facelift by an NGO, has been blamed for failing to bring about a desirable change in the neighbourhood. The voluntary group who took the lead in painting the drab-looking 4,000-odd tenements in the lake city has put the onus on the civic authority for the status quo in slums here. Interestingly, the office-bearers of the NGO claimed that a similar project in Mumbai has met with success and that the change is evident not just in appearance but also in infrastructure of the slums in Asalpha and Bandra, attributing it to the pro-active behaviour of the BMC officials. “We have conducted similar painting exercises in 63 areas across Mumbai and Thane. The aim is not to just paint the walls of these hutments, but also to gradually bring about a change in the mindset of the occupants in regards to cleanliness, education and more,” said Shekhar Khanna, the co-ordinator of the NGO. He added that the civic bureaucracy in the BMC is pro-active to the needs of the slumdwellers. However, the same cannot be said about Thane as residents continue to face inadequate water supply, clogged toilets, bad roads and more. “Since we have our limitations, we are not able to visit every shanty and discuss their issues at length. Many times we get calls from people who are facing problems in getting water and access to toilets. Residents prefer contacting us than the TMC officials. This is because may be they think that these issues won’t be solved by the TMC,’’ Khanna said. “ Next week we will be conducting a three-week cleanliness drive in Parsik Nagar wherein we will teach the residents the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and sanitation,” added Khanna. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionUnmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraMiracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of IndiaLatest Punjabi Song Jaan Ton Pyara Sung By Happy RaikotiThe Times Of India Rolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesPremium 3 & 4 BHK Apartments in Whitefield starting @ ?88L.Ad Assetz Property GroupWhy did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej ReserveThe new WagonR Limited Edition!Ad Maruti Suzuki WagonRI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99STOP!! Don't POP out, get FREE help from our expertAd QtroveDharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of IndiaSinger Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of IndiaKhushi Kapoor's tattoo shows her love for mom SrideviThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-10Cops probing murder bid chance upon carjackers who shot cabbie, dumped body - Times of India
Cops probing murder bid chance upon carjackers who shot cabbie, dumped body The Thane police who were probing a case of attempt to murder in which six persons were arrested stumbled upon another case of murder in which the gang was involved. Dec 11, 2018, 05:29 IST THANE: The Thane police who were probing a case of attempt to murder in which six persons were arrested stumbled upon another case of murder in which the gang was involved. Officials of Narpoli police station in Thane were investigating a case of attempt to murder in which the six are accused. It is during this probe, that they learnt about a mystery murder of a driver who had been shot dead on the head near Shahpur and the body dumped in a jungle. The police have recovered four choppers, four pistols and 31 cartridge from them. The police said that accused-Dulal Mandal (29), Hiraman Gangawasi (40), Pramod Nuner (30), Rajesh Karotia (30), Prabhakar Singh (22) and the gang leader Jaysingh Thakur (34)-ran a syndicate in and around Thane, said additional commissioner of police Satya Narayan. On December 6,Mandal abducted his relative Arjun Sarkar (32) over a financial dispute involving Rs 10,000. The gang members took Sarkar to Kasheli pipeline and fired three rounds at him, injuring him seriously, said Narayan. Passersby took Sarkar to a local hospital from where he was shifted to Sion hospital. He is now out of danger. The police registered an offence and Mandal was arrested, said the officer. The investigators interrogated Mandal which led to the arrest of the others. "During Thakur's interrogation, the other murder case came to light. Speaking about the murder case, the police said that the gang members had hired a car from Majiwada in Thane to go to Nashik on November 23. On reaching Kasara, they abruptly changed their plan and asked the driver to take them back to Thane. "On the way back to Thane, the accused persons fired at driver Arvind Dixit (31) from their pistol and shot him on the head in a bid to rob the car. They dumped his body in a jungle and drove to Thane where they got the number plate changed, said senior inspector S B Jadhav of Narpoli police station. The gang was also involved in an extortion case, said the police.
2018-12-10Election To Thane Bar Ass'n To Be Held According To Principle Of 'One Bar One Vote': Bombay HC [Read Judgment] - Live Law
Election To Thane Bar Ass’n To Be Held According To Principle Of ‘One Bar One Vote’: Bombay HC [Read Judgment] December 10, 2018 5:42 pm In a significant decision that will have an impact on elections for bar associations to be held across the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court has directed the Thane District Courts Bar Association (TDCBA) to reschedule the elections that were scheduled to be held on December 10 and hold them in accordance with the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote.’ A division bench of Justice BP Dharmadhikari and Justice SV Kotwal was hearing a petition filed by four advocates practicing in Thane District and Sessions Court. Case Background The petitioners contended that certain advocates practice in Thane and they also have memberships of other bar associations. Such advocates are used by contesting candidates to create vote bank, hence the petitioners argued that the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote’ should be made applicable. According to the petitioners, on August 14, 2018, some 151 members of the TDCBA had written a letter to a seven-member committee communicating approval for the purpose of introducing the principle of One Bar, One Vote. The Special General Body Meeting was convened on September 11 for implementing these changes in the Constitution. A few more changes were proposed through the amendment and it was decided that such suggestions should be forwarded to the constitutional committee for its consideration. Thereafter, on November 13, 2018, the meeting was conducted and according to the petitioners, during the said meeting, members who were outside members, tried to take charge of the meeting forcefully. The proposed amendment for One Bar, One Vote was not passed and no decision was taken on that issue. Also, chaos ensued when one of the election officers issued a notification on November 27 declaring that elections shall be held as per the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote’ and the said notification was annulled by another notification issued by the second election officer. Another notification was issued stating that the first notification continued to bind the elections, a fourth notification was issued in retaliation asking members to ignore the earlier notification.Once the said petition was filed, advocates who are life members of the TDCBA, as well as Navi Mumbai and Bhiwandi Bar Associations, filed intervention applications. Submissions and Judgment Senior Advocate PS Dani appeared on behalf of the petitioners and in support of the principle of ‘One Bar, One Vote’ relied on judgment of the Supreme Court in Supreme Court Bar Association and Ors. Vs. BD Kaushik and Ors, the Delhi High Court’s decision in PK Dash and Ors. vs. Bar Council of Delhi and Ors and the decision of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) in the case of Amol Shrivastava and Ors. Vs. Bar Council of India and Ors. He submitted that the said principle was binding on the TDCBA and pother bar associations also. Whereas, advocate for the intervenors SM Oak submitted that the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote’ was a sound principle but the Supreme Court had not made it binding on other bar associations, therefore the rules of TDCBA must be amended accordingly and only then such principle should be made applicable. After examining the facts at hand and Supreme Court’s judgment on the issue, the court said-“We have noted down the events which have occurred in the election process and in particular, the chaotic situation which is prevailing at present. Therefore, in our opinion, this is a rare case which calls for our interference though the election process has begun. In view of discussion in the body of this Judgment and chaotic situation noted supra, we find that polling on 10/12/2018 as scheduled, is not possible. Elections need to be conducted in cordial atmosphere and in adherence to the principle of One Bar, One Vote. Hence, it is in the interest of Bar Association that the elections are rescheduled at an earliest possible opportunity. ”The court further noted-“ The Honorable Supreme Court has observed that embodiment of such principle in the rules does not affect any fundamental rights of the Advocates who are members of more than one Bar Associations. Though, the said Judgment was delivered in the case of Supreme Court Bar Association, the observations of the Honorable Supreme Court are in the nature of obiter and have a binding force.” The court directed the members intending to vote in the TDCBA elections to sign a declaration with a validity of two years stating that they are casting their vote in only one election. The election programme was set aside and the TDCBA was ordered to announce the new programme after complying with the said directions.
2018-12-09Seven Women Rescued In Raid At Thane's Illegal Orchestra Bar, 42 Arrested - NDTV News
Seven Women Rescued In Raid At Thane's Illegal Orchestra Bar, 42 Arrested Singers and dancers were found engaging in "obscene" acts inside the outlet, the police said. Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: December 09, 2018 23:16 IST 1ShareEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSThe police raided an illegal orchestra bar in Thane, Maharashtra, today. (Representative)Thane: Police raided an illegal orchestra bar in Thane, Maharashtra, today and arrested 42 people, including its owner, manager and customers, and also rescued seven women, an official said.Assistant superintendent of police (Thane district rural police) Atul Kulkarni, who led the raid on the "Gandharva" bar and restaurant, said the outlet did not possess a valid licence to operate and employ female singers.During the raid, the police found a cavity within the premises from where seven girls were rescued, he said, adding Rs 64,980 in cash was also seized.Singers and dancers were found engaging in "obscene" acts inside the outlet, the police said.A total of 42 people, including 27 members of the bar management and staff, and 11 customers were arrested, the police said.An offence under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against the accused and a probe was on, the police added.NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter2 Arrested For Cheating Government Staff Over Fraudulent Tour Packages4 Arrested At Chennai Airport With Gold Worth 30 Lakh In RectumTrendingRajinikanth Joins DeepVeer, Khans And Bachchans At Isha Ambani's WeddingVirat Kohli Engineered Anil Kumble's Exit, Leaked Email SuggestsOnePlus 6T McLaren Edition With 10GB RAM, Warp Charge Launched in IndiaRelatedCop Allegedly Rapes Woman Who Wanted To Withdraw Rape Case Against FriendCop In Thane Escapes Anti-Corruption Bureau Trap With Bribe MoneyThane Teen, Pulled Into Car, Goes Missing After 'Garba' EventIllegal Orchestra BarDance bar ThaneThane Police................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksLive TVTamil NewsHOP LiveEntertainment NewsPNR StatusTrain Status................................ Advertisement ................................XTo Choose Chief Ministers, Rahul Gandhi's Hi-Tech, 'Democratic' SolutionIsha Ambani - Anand Piramal Wedding: First Pictures From Ambani Residence"Smoke Kept Getting Thicker": Horror Onboard Jaipur-Kolkata IndiGo Flight"Pappu Is Now Param Pujya": Raj Thackeray On Rahul Gandhi Steering WinsRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterLinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2018. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
2018-12-09Thane: Woman found dead, cops suspect lover - Times of India
Thane: Woman found dead, cops suspect lover Thane: Woman found dead, cops suspect loverPradeep Gupta A 26-year-old woman’s decomposed body was found in her house in Manpada, Dombivli, on Sunday. The police suspect that the woman’s live-in partner, Jitendra Sakpal (30), killed her three days ago. He is on the run. | TNN | Dec 10, 2018, 04:55 IST(Representative image)KALYAN: A 26-year-old woman’s decomposed body was found in her house in Manpada, Dombivli, on Sunday. The police suspect that the woman’s live-in partner, Jitendra Sakpal (30), killed her three days ago. He is on the run. The victim, Jayshree Mojhar, was separated from her husband since two years and was living with Sakpal (30). The police said a week ago, Sakpal assaulted Mojhar following which she had approached cops. The police had warned Sakpal and let him go. An official said it seems Mojhar was hit on her head with a sharp object two to three days ago, which resulted in her death. The body was found on Sunday morning after locals from Kene Chawl where the victim lived complained of foul smell. Cops broke open the door, which was locked from outside, and found Mojhar’s decomposed body. Sushil Raut, inspector at Manpada police station, said, “Acting on Mojhar’s mother’s complaint, we have registered a murder case against Sakpal and a hunt is on.” The body has been sent to Rukminibai Hospital for autopsy. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeSpice up your relationship with Muslizen.Ad Muslizen by Lifezen HealthcareStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic University?? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ?? ????. ?? ?? ?????Ad Goodlife NutritionThe College Board India Global AllianceAd The College BoardUnmatched Safety & Exquisitely Crafted Interiors. Book Now!Ad Alturas G4Miracles of Kedarnath temple which stunned Sara Ali KhanThe Times Of IndiaIs Janhvi Kapoor a replica of Sridevi in blue saree?The Times Of IndiaDharmendra and Hema Malini's romantic pictures go viralThe Times Of India Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraLoctite® Gasketing compound secures flanges against leakagesAd LOCTITE®Rolex watches in Sale -80% off on first copy limited stock.Ad Swiss WatchesWhy did Bangaloreans invest in Devanahalli at Rs. 44+ lakh?Ad Godrej ReserveThe new WagonR Limited Edition!Ad Maruti Suzuki WagonRI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Singer Beyoncé performs in UdaipurThe Times Of IndiaKhushi Kapoor's tattoo shows her love for mom SrideviThe Times Of IndiaKate Sharma snapped during her trip to MaldivesThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-09Sale of 24 houses will help pay for development of former Aloha site - The Bellingham Herald
SECTIONS → Some affordable housing in Bellingham is being sold. Here’s how that’s a good thing | The Bellingham Herald × SECTIONS Search → E-edition Home Customer Service Customer Service Mobile & Apps About Us Contact Us Newsletters News Tips Share a Photo Dealsaver News All News Local Crime Northwest Nation & World Weird News Local Elections Videos Galleries Traffic Cams Webcam Reader Photos Columnists Rules of the Road Sports All Sports Seahawks Mariners Outdoors Colleges Politics Politics Elections Business All Business National Business Entertainment All Entertainment Calendar Restaurants Movie News & Reviews Movie Showtimes Celebrities Comics Puzzles & Games Horoscopes Living All Living Celebrations Food & Drink Families Primetime Seniors Opinion All Opinion Editorial Cartoons Letters to the Editor Obituaries Local Obituaries Submit an Obituary Public Notices Cars Jobs Moonlighting Homes Classifieds Place An Ad Mobile & Apps Local Some affordable housing in Bellingham is being sold. Here’s how that’s a good thing By Kie Relyea ORDER REPRINT → December 09, 2018 05:00 AM Condemned Aloha Motel gets demolished Workers demolish one of the buildings at the Aloha Motel on North Samish Way in Bellingham, Washington on Nov. 10, 2015. The city condemned the motel for being a hub of crime and then bought the property. By Up Next × SHARE COPY LINK Workers demolish one of the buildings at the Aloha Motel on North Samish Way in Bellingham, Washington on Nov. 10, 2015. The city condemned the motel for being a hub of crime and then bought the property. By Bellingham The Bellingham Housing Authority will sell 24 houses and use the anticipated $7-plus million in proceeds to help finance the redevelopment of the former Aloha Motel property. Located on North Samish Way in Bellingham and once a magnet for crime, the Aloha site is being turned into a mix of affordable housing — a total of 160 apartments and townhouses — and offices and commercial space. Groundbreaking is planned for summer 2019, according to Brien Thane, executive director and CEO of the Bellingham Housing Authority. As for the 24 houses, the housing agency bought the single-family homes in the 1980s and has been renting them as affordable housing. They’re scattered around Bellingham, with one or two located outside the city. Compared to the organization’s other properties, the houses are inefficient to operate, Thane said. SIGN UP Premium content for only $0.99 For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. SUBSCRIBE NOW #ReadLocal For example, is a faucet breaks at one of the housing agency’s multifamily sites, the organization knows the make and model and likely has an available replacement. “That’s just not the case with these houses,” Thane said. “They’re all quite different from each other.” The Bellingham Herald obtained information for this story through phone and email interviews. As part of the sales effort, the housing authority is working with the city of Bellingham and nonprofits that include Lydia Place, Northwest Youth Services and Kulshan Community Land Trust. The goal is to have the nonprofits buy the homes for their programs or housing, according to Thane. “I find it exciting that we’re able to work together with the city and a broad range of nonprofit partners, so that rather than just sell these houses and invest the funds in building more affordable housing, which is a good thing in and of itself, these houses will continue to provide a benefit to the broader community,” Thane said. The city isn’t buying any of the houses but expects that some nonprofits will ask for funding to acquire them, said Samya Lutz, Housing and Services Program manager for Bellingham. Affordable homes Thane said the Bellingham Housing Authority acquired the properties with financing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which required they be sold at their appraised value. HUD must give the housing authority permission to sell the houses, Thane said, adding that he expected the OK to come later this month. The houses are valued in the low- to mid-$300,000 range, according to Thane. “There’s almost no inventory on the market in our community in that price range. It’s a real opportunity all the way around, whether somebody wants to acquire one for like a group home or work through the land trust for a home ownership opportunity,” Thane said. Houses that aren’t sold to nonprofits will be put on the open market in the spring, Thane said. People are living in all of the houses, save for one on Moore Street that is home to the Roosevelt Neighborhood Resource Center. The housing authority wants to sell the house to the Whatcom Family and Community Network, the group that runs the resource center. As for the residents in the other homes, Thane said the housing authority is working to find them new homes in its other properties. “I’m confident that we will succeed in relocating folks,” he said. “If push came to shove and somehow we simply could not relocate a family, then we would not be selling that house.” The former Aloha Motel property will be turned into a mix of affordable housing, parking, offices and commercial space under new owner Bellingham Housing Authority. City of Bellingham Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald Former Aloha site As for the former Aloha property, the city of Bellingham obtained the site in 2015 under condemnation proceedings after declaring the motel a blight. The motel at 315 N. Samish Way was demolished the same year. And while the Aloha was known for housing criminal and unsafe activity — drug deals, deadly overdoses, violence — it also was one of the few places where people with little income and bad background checks could find a place to live. In 2017, the Bellingham Housing Authority bought the property from the city for $1.83 million, using a loan obtained from the city’s low-income housing fund. The land will be redeveloped into a complex with 160 apartments and townhouses for residents with a range of incomes, new office headquarters for the housing agency, a parking garage for tenants, and commercial spaces along North Samish Way. Construction will occur in two phases, with the first one set to break ground this summer to build 69 apartments and the headquarters. 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2018-12-09Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Thane, RPI alleges attack was pre-planned - Economic Times
Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Thane, RPI alleges attack was pre-planned Dec 9, 2018, 11.36 AM IST Members of Republican Party of India (A) gathered outside Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale’s residence after a man slapped him during an event in Thane. They alleged that the attack was pre-planned. “Mastermind should be nabbed and we call for Maharashtra band on December 09”, said a member. The man was subsequently thrashed by crowd after he slapped Athawale. He was admitted to hospital for treatment.
2018-12-09Youth slaps Ramdas Athawale at public event in Thane - Zee Business
Youth slaps Ramdas Athawale at public event in Thane Updated: December 9, 2018 18:24 pm A youth slapped Union minister Ramdas Athawale at a public event in Thane. Watch the video to know more
2018-12-09Thane: Ambernath tense after youth slaps Ramdas Athavale at rally - Times of India
Thane: Ambernath tense after youth slaps Ramdas Athavale at rally Updated: Dec 9, 2018, 18:08 IST AMBERNATH: A youth slapped minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athavale here during a Republican Party of India (RPI-A) function on Saturday night. Party workers caught hold of the youth, assaulted him, and handed him over to the police. The police tightened security as the city was tense after the incident. Athavale had come to address a public rally of the party at Netaji Chowk in Ambernath (west). Police said that Athavale, after completing his speech, was leaving the stage when he was slapped. Angry party workers pounced on the youth almost immediately, said the police. Police inspector Narendra Patil confirmed the assault on Athavale. The police said they had detained the youth, Pravin Gosavi, but were yet to find out the reason for the attack. As the party has its stronghold in the city, the police beefed up security to avoid any untoward incident. In Video: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale slapped at an event
2018-12-09Maharashtra minister calls for meet to resolve milk pouch issue - Times of India
Maharashtra minister calls for meet to resolve milk pouch issue Dec 9, 2018, 06:32 IST PUNE/ MUMBAI: After dairies in the state upped the ante on their stand on stopping milk pouch packaging, state environment minister Ramdas Kadam called a meeting on December 11 to find a solution to the issue. The meeting will be attended by dairy representatives, dairy development minister and environment department officials to resolve the “misunderstanding” over pouches. Kadam clarified that the department had not barred plastic manufacturers from supplying plastic sheets. He said dairies must ensure the raw material is stamped to ensure it’s not used for anything else. Kadam said milk suppliers have only been told to ensure a proper ‘buy-back’ scheme of used pouches, which they have not yet done. Dairy representatives had told TOI on Friday that over 200 big dairies were likely to stop polythene packaging and buying milk from farmers even if one of them ran out of plastic film after the third week of December. Plastic manufacturers in the state and Daman had in November decided to stop plastic film (used to make milk pouches) supplies to dairies citing concerns over their inability to prepare an extended producer responsibility (EPR) plan under the plastic ban in the state. The EPR involves modalities of a waste collection system submitted to authorities for approval. The dairies expressed inability to prepare an EPR, citing impracticality in implementation. Once dairies stop pouch packaging, milk supplies are likely to be affected as there will be no alternative. Kadam said, “We only said milk pouches must have a deposit of 50 paise to Re1 each, and once empty, they have to be returned by customers for recycling in lieu of the deposit. But that is not being done.” Prakash Kutwal, secretary, Milk Producers’ and Processors’ Welfare Association, which has 203 members in the state, said even if one dairy runs out of film after December 15, the association will be notified. “Within three days, other dairies will stop pouch packaging. Dairies have doubled stocks of film so that nobody will have to come to a point where pouch packaging stops, especially for the benefit of farmers and customers. Even if one dairy owner runs out of film, all dairies will stand by him,” said Kutwal.
2018-12-08Thane Man Records Video Message Minutes Before Jumping in Front of Train, Clipping Goes Viral - News18
Thane Man Records Video Message Minutes Before Jumping in Front of Train, Clipping Goes Viral Thane Man Records Video Message Minutes Before Jumping in Front of Train, Clipping Goes Viral Police said that the man's head was lying on the one side of the track, while the torso on the other side. When cops checked his mobile phone, they found that he had recorded a video suicide message. Updated:December 8, 2018, 7:28 AM IST Thane: A 20-year-old man allegedly ended his life by jumping before a suburban train near Kalyan railway station in Thane district of Maharashtra. The incident came to light on Thursday after the decapitated body of the victim, who hailed from Netivali village in the district, was found lying on the tracks, police said. According to police, although the motive behind his extreme step was not yet known, the deceased, Rohit Pardeshi, left a video message on his phone which said nobody should be blamed for his death. Inspector Dinkar Pingle of Kalyan Railway police station said a case of accidental death was registered and his body was sent for post-mortem. "Police found that the victim's head was lying on the one side of the track, while the torso on the other side. When we checked his mobile phone, we found that he had recorded a video suicide message," the officer said. In the message, he can be seen saying that he was committing suicide without anyone's pressure and nobody should be held responsible for it. The message also said that he had nobody in the family except his younger brother and all the property should go to him, police said. The video message has also gone viral on the social media, they said adding that further investigation was on.
2018-12-08Three arrested in Thane for stealing pedigree dogs - Hindustan Times
Three arrested in Thane for stealing pedigree dogs The accused had planned to sell the dogs and buy a dog of another breed Updated: Dec 09, 2018 01:16 IST Three friends were arrested for stealing dogs from their neighbour’s house in Kalyan on Saturday. The three stole the French bull dog and a beagle after the neighbour refused to give them the dogs.The two dogs were kept at the accused’s relative’s house in Nashik. The accused Devesh Patil, Rohit Bhange and Santosh Shinde are residents of Kalyan and are in their 20s. A few weeks ago, Patil asked their neighbour (identity not disclosed by the police) if they could adopt the French bull but he refused. “Patil along with his friends planned to steal the two dogs. Last week, the accused took away the dogs which were chained outside the neighbour’s house. They kept the dogs at their relative’s place,” said B Kadam, senior police inspector from Khadakpada police station. The accused lied to the relative saying that they had bought the dogs and will take them back after a few days as there is construction work going on in their house. Kadam added, “The owner of the dogs approached the police and a complaint was lodged against unknown person. We learnt that the three youngsters had a heated argument with the neighbour when he refused to give the dogs. We then got information about the accused and arrested all three. The accused had planned to sell the dogs and buy a dog of another breed. “The dogs have been rescued and they are in good condition. A case has been registered against the trio. After producing them in court, they have been given police custody till December 10,” said Kadam.
2018-12-07Absconding murder convict nabbed from UP by Thane cops - Times of India
Absconding murder convict nabbed from UP by Thane cops Dec 7, 2018, 22:18 IST THANE: A murder convict, who had jumped parole, has been arrested by Thane police from his home town of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said on Friday. Ashok Kumar Singh was among the three accused convicted for the murder of Ramnarayan Singh in Carvalho Nagar area on December 5, 1994. The murder had taken place over a property dispute. Senior police inspector Nitin Thackeray of Thane crime branch said that Singh was serving life sentence at Nashik Central Jail since 1997. He was granted parole in 2000 and did not return to the prison after being released, Thackeray said. After receiving a tip-off, a police team led by Thackeray and Special Task Force of UP police raided his house in Sultanpur Thursday and nabbed him, he said. A mob of locals, including a large number of women, tried to prevent police from taking Singh in custody and some policemen were injured in the scuffle, the senior police inspector said.
2018-12-07Two arrested for torching two-wheelers in Thane - United News of India
Two arrested for torching two-wheelers in Thane Thane, Dec 7 (UNI) The city police have arrested two men for allegedly torching nine two-wheelers here. The duo allegedly set ablaze the two-wheelers in Naupada locality inthe wee hours of Thursday, police said on Friday. Following which, the Naupada police had registered an offence under sections 435, 436, 427 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code against the alleged accused persons. The police formed teams to trace the accused and verified the close circuit TV footage in the locality. They spotted the two-wheeler of the accused at the scene, track edit, finally zeroed in on the accused and nabbed them last night. Police identified the prime accused Vijay Joshi (22) and his friend Aniket Jadhav (19). Joshi wanted to avenge for a personal rivalry and hence, he alongwith Jadhav set on fire the two-wheelers, sources added.
2018-12-07Two arrested for arson in Thane - The Hindu
Two arrested for arson in Thane UPDATED: DECEMBER 08, 2018 00:55 IST They allegedly set nine two-wheelers on fire on Thursday The Naupada police on Friday arrested two people in Thane for allegedly setting nine two-wheelers on fire on Thursday. The police said the accused were trying to burn one vehicle out of personal enmity, but ended up burning the other vehicles parked at the spot. The accused will be produced in court on Saturday. According to the Naupada police, the fire was reported at 3.30 a.m. in Panchpakhadi area. The police said that the vehicles belonged to residents of Ganeshwadi slum and were parked on a service road. A tea stall was also damaged and the police estimate the total losses to be around ?3.58 lakh. Meenal Joshi, a resident of Om Aditya Housing Society, said, “The fire started while we were all asleep. I heard a loud noise of engines exploding one by one and it woke me up.” Shripad Deshpande, a resident of Chandravadan co-operative housing society, said, “We heard the noise and my son immediately rushed to the spot. He saw several bikes that had completely been burnt.” Locals doused the fire and informed the Naupada police about the incident. Dr. D.S. Swami, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 1, said, “We checked the CCTV footage in the area and identified one of the two accused from his clothes and the car he was driving. He was identified as Aniket Jadhav. His co-accused, Vijay Joshi, was also nabbed and both of them were arrested.” The police said that Mr. Joshi, a resident of Ganeshwadi, had a criminal record and was arrested several times in cases of theft. The police said that Mr. Joshi wanted to exact revenge from his neighbour, Manohar Khapre, who had taunted him. However, while trying to set Mr. Khapre bike ablaze, Mr. Joshi's own bike also caught fire. Mr. Joshi and Mr. Jadhav have been charged with causing mischief using fire or explosive substances with the intention of damaging property under the Indian Penal Code.
2018-12-07Meet Thane Maynard - WVXU
skip to main content Connecting You to a World of Ideas Site Menu Donate Menu Home News Howard Wilkinson: Politics and More Politics Cincinnati City Council Hamilton County Commission Focus on Technology Ohio Statehouse News Bureau StateImpact Education WCPO News Cincinnati Around Cincinnati Cincinnati Edition Howard Wilkinson: Tales from the Trail Looking Up Start Hear John Kiesewetter: Media Beat Arts in Cincinnati Julie Niesen: Bits & Bites Janelle's Notes Podcast Central Local Specials Community Calendar Storycorps in Cincinnati Music The Blues with Lee Hay Swing with Bill Cartwright Jazz with OT Radio Artifact Local Exposure Jazz on WGUC-HD2 King Records Song-of-the-Day LX: Music Notes Janelle's Notes Support Become a Sustaining Member Corporate Sponsorships Thank You Gifts Update Your Information Donate Your Car Volunteer Gifts of Stock Bequests / Planned Giving Support Through IRA Charitable Gift Annuities Joseph-Beth Gives Back Program Amazon Smile Kroger Community Rewards Contests Ways To Connect Our Programs Program Schedule Listen Live Subscribe to Email Podcast Central HD Radio Facebook Twitter Instagram Contact Us Search Menu Home News Howard Wilkinson: Politics and More Politics Cincinnati City Council Hamilton County Commission Focus on Technology Ohio Statehouse News Bureau StateImpact Education WCPO News Cincinnati Around Cincinnati Cincinnati Edition Howard Wilkinson: Tales from the Trail Looking Up Start Hear John Kiesewetter: Media Beat Arts in Cincinnati Julie Niesen: Bits & Bites Janelle's Notes Podcast Central Local Specials Community Calendar Storycorps in Cincinnati Music The Blues with Lee Hay Swing with Bill Cartwright Jazz with OT Radio Artifact Local Exposure Jazz on WGUC-HD2 King Records Song-of-the-Day LX: Music Notes Janelle's Notes Support Become a Sustaining Member Corporate Sponsorships Thank You Gifts Update Your Information Donate Your Car Volunteer Gifts of Stock Bequests / Planned Giving Support Through IRA Charitable Gift Annuities Joseph-Beth Gives Back Program Amazon Smile Kroger Community Rewards Contests Ways To Connect Our Programs Program Schedule Listen Live Subscribe to Email Podcast Central HD Radio Facebook Twitter Instagram Contact Us Search Related Program: The 90-Second Naturalist Meet Thane Maynard By 91.7 WVXU • Dec 7, 2018 Related Program: The 90-Second Naturalist TweetShareGoogle+Email Thane Maynard (right) has been hosting and producing The 90 Second Naturalist for more than 3 decades Listen Listening... / 29:53 Richard Eiswerth with Thane Maynard Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, has been hosting and producing The 90 Second Naturalist for more than 3 decades, providing a daily bite-sized look at the world’s wonders. Thane’s mission, at the Zoo and on the radio, is to tell the story of biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation to connect you to your innate love of nature. Thane is a natural-born storyteller. Recently, Cincinnati Public Radio’s Rich Eiswerth joined Thane in the studio to hear his story. Listen to their conversation.
2018-12-06Let's talk... Thane teenagers educate ruralfolk about menstrual hygiene - Times of India
Let's talk... Thane teenagers educate ruralfolk about menstrual hygiene Dec 7, 2018, 00:14 IST THANE: All of 12 years of age, Akshi Takle and Ishaan Khadse have been crowned as the ‘young sanitary pad revolutionaries’ by their classmates after the duo travelled across the state sensitising and spreading awareness on menstruation and the importance of early sex education. It all started when Takle experienced the monthly cycle for the first time, last year. Initially scared by the sudden pain and the blood stains, the minor was well prepared as she had been briefed about it in school. However, a thought crossed her mind about how girls in different socio-cultural milieus would deal with this and that when she decided to work on it extensively and soon was confident that her project would be the right fit for the National Children’s Science Congress. The class VII student of Smt Sulochandevi Singhania School spent months researching the topic, formulating surveys and questionnaires, meeting experts in the field to conducting experiments in laboratories and the budding scientists began their journey to the rural pockets of Wada, Kothali-Jalgaon and Muktai Nagar for their survey and data collection on menstrual hygiene awareness and the harmful effects of the disposal of commercially available sanitary napkins to the environment. “We spoke to 60 women from these regions and 200 more from the urban areas of Thane along with five women from the ‘below poverty line’ residing in the city,” said Ishaan. Akshi said they asked them questions like what type of sanitary napkins they use and whether they are open to using the eco-friendly, reasonably priced options. “While majority of them used cloth pads they were at least aware of the hygiene to be maintained, except in Kothali area,” said Akshi. “In Wada and Muktai Nagar, people were not open to early sex education as they feared that this would increase curiosity among the youngsters.” The class VII students not only provided the women with the dos and don’ts through street plays and skits with the help of gynaecologists and other doctors, but the young scientists have also curated cloth and woolen sanitary napkins. The judges were so baffled by the topic that the children have now been selected to present their research at the Indian Science Congress to be held in January.
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2018-12-06Early morning scare: 9 parked bikes set ablaze in Panchpakhadi - Times of India
Early morning scare: 9 parked bikes set ablaze in Panchpakhadi As many as nine bikes that were parked on a service road near Panchpakhadi were set ablaze during the wee hours of Thursday, triggering a fear among resident. No one was injured in the incident. Dec 7, 2018, 00:16 IST THANE: As many as nine bikes that were parked on a service road near Panchpakhadi were set ablaze during the wee hours of Thursday, triggering a fear among resident. No one was injured in the incident. The TMC’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said that the incident took place at around 3am at Ganeshwadi area. Five scooters and four bikes were completely charred in the incident. An eyewitness, Chandarakant Kalokhe, said , “I saw that one two-wheeler had caught fire. I immediately went down to the fire station and informed the officials. But when I returned, I found nearly 5 to 6 vehicles were up in flames. The fire officials reached the spot and immediately started dousing the flames.” Senior police officers also rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation. “We are trying to find out who were behind the incident. Investigations are on in the case,” said additional commissioner of police Satyanarayan.
Early morning scare: 9 parked bikes set ablaze in Panchpakhadi - Times of India
2018-12-06Deemed conveyance request up 3-fold in dist - Times of India
Deemed conveyance request up 3-fold in dist Updated: Dec 7, 2018, 00:19 IST THANE: The number of residential societies from Thane district applying for deemed conveyance (DC) has seen a notable jump this year with statistics showing three-fold rise since 2016. Statistics available with the deputy district registrar (DDR) of cooperative department at Thane reveal that while the number of applications for seeking DC was 154 between January and December 2016, the numbers went up to 449 till mid-November this year with a few more likely to come forward by the year-end. Around 138 applications had come for processing in the previous year. Officials from the cooperative department said relaxation of a few norms coupled with lucrative prospects for redevelopment before housing societies is apparently drawing residents staying in such properties to come forward and apply for deemed conveyance. “Several buildings constructed in the late 70-80s decade have now become old and decrepit and residents want to go for redevelopment. However, they are faced with the issue of land title ownership which is required to keep the interests of the tenants intact and this is pushing more societies to come forward and seek conveyance. Also, the state has relaxed the need of submitting an occupancy certificate (OC) along with other documents while seeking the DC, which is a huge relief. Ideally, the developers transfer title of the land in the name of the society after selling off flats but in some cases, the builders failed to do so or waited for exploiting the land potential at a later stage leading to a delay. In such cases, where the developer is unavailable, the society approaches us to get the title transfer and once they fulfil all norms, the land conveyance is considered as deemed,” explained an official from the DDR office at Thane justifying the reason for the increase. Experts said several builders had not conveyed the title of the properties to the societies with the hope of exploiting potential of availing more floor space index in the future when the property was due for redevelopment. The state had come out with the special law, including amendment to the Maharashtra Flat Owners Act (MOFA), 1963 to enable societies to get deemed conveyance easily. Meanwhile, activists have alleged the present mandatory online registration process was slowing down the course. “We are being informed of problems faced by society members while registering their details and re-accessing their status online. The state should have also kept the manual process active,” said advocate Satnam Singh Rasgotra. Meanwhile, officials dismissed the claims adding that the online process was started to weed out any discrepancies in the system and improve transparency.
Deemed conveyance request up 3-fold in dist - Times of India
2018-12-066 arrested for Rs 10 crore ponzi fraud in Thane - United News of India
6 arrested for Rs 10 crore ponzi fraud in Thane Thane, Dec 6 (UNI) At least six people, including the chairman and MD of a firm, have been booked for allegedly being part of a Ponzi scheme in which people were duped to the tune of Rs 10 crore, police said. The arrested were identified as Chairman Shivaji Nikade, MD Ganesh Hazare and other directors including Lukman Shiakh, Sachin Gosavi, Mukesh Sudesh and Sulindra Chavan, police said. It was in 2013, one of the friends of the complainant came to him and told him about 'Atharva 4 U Infra' and 'Agro Pvt Ltd' and investment opportunities and said that as an agent, he was getting all kinds of perks including bungalow, car and Rs 3 lakh as commission. The complainant was told that besides Mumbai, the company had branches in Thane, Panvel, Talasari, Satara, Uran, Wada, Dahanu, Virar, Kolhapur, Roha, Ratnaigir, Solapur, Gujerart, Rajastan and Karnataka, among others. Since 2010, he had been investing in the firm in the form of FDs and RDs and his relatives and friends had also invested in the firm.
6 arrested for Rs 10 crore ponzi fraud in Thane - United News of India
2018-12-06Bombay HC Refuses To Stay Proceedings In Thane Court Against Raymond Founder Vijaypat Singhania's Autobiography - Live Law
Bombay HC Refuses To Stay Proceedings In Thane Court Against Raymond Founder Vijaypat Singhania’s Autobiography DECEMBER 6, 2018 10:27 AM The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the suit filed by Raymond Limited against Vijaypat Singhania, company’s former chairman and managing director, in a Thane court seeking an injunction against the latter’s autobiography which is tentatively titled ‘The Incomplete Man’. Justice Anuja Prabhudessai rejected Vijaypat’s plea that the suit lying before the civil court in Thane be stayed and transferred to the civil court in Mumbai citing inconvenience. The estranged father had moved the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on the proceedings in Thane until the high court decides whether the case should be transferred to the city civil court. However, appearing for Raymond Limited, Senior Advocate Janak Dwarkadas, briefed by KN Legal-led by Kartik Nayar and comprising Sarthak Malhotra and Rishab Kumar, argued that there was no ground for staying the proceedings pending before the Thane court as it was at an interim stage. Vijaypat’s lawyers had argued that the matter should be transferred from Thane to Mumbai where a similar plea filed by Raymond Group chairman Gautam Singhania in his personal capacity seeking an injunction against his autobiography is pending. Last month, the civil court in Mumbai had refused to grant Gautam an ad-interim stay on the autobiography and the matter is now listed for tomorrow. In the suit filed in the court in Thane, Raymond Limited has alleged that the autobiography contains defamatory contents, confidential information and other trade secrets. The company has also alleged that the autobiography tentatively titled as ‘The Incomplete Man’- an obvious reference to the company’s tagline ‘The Complete Man’ hence, disparaging the company’s registered trademarks. The father and the son have been embroiled in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey JK House in the posh Malabar Hills. Vijaypat is now living in a rented accommodation.
2018-12-066 top officials of Thane firm booked for Rs 10cr Ponzi con - Times of India
6 top officials of Thane firm booked for Rs 10cr Ponzi con The Maharashtra police have filed cases against six employees of a private firm for allegedly duping investors of Rs 10 crore through a Ponzi scheme. Dec 7, 2018, 00:12 IST THANE: The Maharashtra police have filed cases against six employees of a private firm for allegedly duping investors of Rs 10 crore through a Ponzi scheme. The racket was unearthed after investors approached the economic offences wing of Thane police, claiming they were cheated by ‘Aatharv4U Infra And Agro Limited’, a police official said on Thursday. After these investors filed a complaint, an offence was registered on Wednesday against the six persons, including company chairman Shivaji Niphade, managing director Ganesh Hazare and directors Lukman Shaikh, Sachin Gosavi, Mukesh Sudesh and Sulindra Chavan. “We have registered an offence against six persons...,” said deputy commissioner of police D S Swami. A complainant said he and his relatives invested in the company since 2010 as it promised lucrative returns. The customers were given the option of investing money in fixed deposits and recurring deposits for various durations on the promise of high returns, the police said. Initially the investors got good returns, but the firm failed to make payments since 2016, citing the government’s demonetisation decision and giving other excuses, and duped them of around Rs 10 crore, Thane police spokesperson Shubhda Narkar said.
2018-12-06Nine vehicles burnt in fire incident in Thane - Business Standard
Nine vehicles burnt in fire incident in Thane Last Updated at December 6, 2018 11:55 IST At least nine vehicles were razed in a fire incident here in Maharashtra in the wee hours of Thursday, an official said. No casualty was reported in the incident, Thane Municipal Corporation's regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. The vehicles, all two-wheelers, were charred around 3 am near the Kaushalya hospital in Naupada area, he said. Firemen rushed to the spot and doused the flames, Kadam added. A police official said they were probing if it was an accidental fire or somebody's mischief.
2018-12-06Fire breaks out inside furniture shop in Thane - Hindustan Times
Fire breaks out inside furniture shop in Thane Fire tenders are at the spot and turning to douse the fire. Updated: Dec 06, 2018 20:37 IST A fire broke out in a furniture shop near Muchhala College, Thane (W) on Thursday evening, news agency ANI reported. Fire tenders are at the spot and turning to douse the fire. The fire took place inside a small furniture shop at Ghodbunder Road in Thane, Maharashtra. More details awaited.
Fire breaks out inside furniture shop in Thane - Hindustan Times
2018-12-06Thane cop among three arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe | Thane ... - Times of India
Thane cop among three arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe Dec 6, 2018, 17:16 IST THANE (MAHA): Three people, including a police officer, were arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a jeweller here in Maharashtra, a senior Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said Thursday. Assistant police inspector Sunil Wagh (34) had through another person, identified as Mahesh Patil (36), allegedly made a demand of Rs 10 lakh from the jeweller to save him from action in a criminal case, Thane ACB's inspector Seema Adnaik said. The jeweller lodged a complaint with the ACB, which laid a trap Wednesday evening in Dombivali town here and caught one Prakash Darji (36) while accepting Rs 1 lakh as first instalment of the bribe amount on behalf of Wagh, she said. Based on information provided by Darji, Wagh and Patil were also nabbed, police said. The accused were subsequently arrested and booked under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Thane cop among three arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe | Thane ... - Times of India
2018-12-06Elephantiasis: 14 cases detected in Thane - United News of India
Elephantiasis: 14 cases detected in Thane Thane, Dec 6 (UNI) As many as 14 cases of elephantiasis have been detected among the school students of this district during a sample survey conducted by the Health department during the week, health official said on Thursday. The survey was conducted in the schools of the districts of Thane and Palghar and 1,536 school students were examined, of them as many as 14 were tested positive, Dr Pradeep Kakade said. The affected were from the talukas of Shahapur, Murbad, Jawhar and Mokahda and the medical treatment has already been initiated to them, he pointed.The students surveyed were from classes I and II, he further said adding that the infection is in the preliminary stage and a 12-day treatment has been initiated. These cases were found among the students who had migrated to the district from other places, the survey stated.
2018-12-06Nine two-wheelers burnt in Thane city - United News of India
Nine two-wheelers burnt in Thane city Thane, Dec 6 (UNI) At least nine two-wheelers were set afire in city’s Naupada locality in the wee hours on Thursday, police said. The two-wheelers included five Honda Activa, Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda CB Unicorn. Police said that vehicles were burnt around 0300 hrs near the Kaushalya hospital here. The firemen from the nearby station rushed to the spot and put out the blaze. A case was registered and further investigation was on, they added.
2018-12-05Watch: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Economic Times
Watch: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane DEC 5, 2018, 11.05 AM IST An old bridge was demolished in Maharashtra’s Thane on December 05. The bridge was in Shahapur area on Kalu River. The bridge used to connect Shahapur-Murad. A new bridge will be constructed at the place.
Watch: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Economic Times
2018-12-05Thane leads in project selection for Childrens Science Cong - Business Standard
Thane leads in project selection for Children's Science Cong Last Updated at December 5, 2018 13:00 IST As many as 30 projects made by school students from Maharashtra have qualified for the final competition at the upcoming National Children's Science Congress (NCSC), an official said Wednesday. Of these 30 projects, seven, including on issues like menstruation and puberty, have been prepared by students from schools in Thane district. The 26th NCSC will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from December 27 to 31. Out of the 74 projects presented by children from across Maharashtra, 30 were selected for the NCSC after evaluation by a team of academicians at an event held in Osmanabad district last week, NCSC's state coordintator Surendra Dighe said. A total of 20 girls and 10 boys from the state will present their projects at the NCSC, he said. Students from two private schools in Thane and Raigad districts will present their studies on solid waste management of sanitary napkins, puberty and menstruation, he added. The Thane-based school's principal expressed happiness that even a boy had volunteered to take up the study along with girl students on these sensitive issues.
2018-12-05Executive facing molestation charge jumps to death - Mumbai Mirror
Executive facing molestation charge jumps to death Updated: Dec 5, 2018, 10:04 IST Abhishesh Sharma, 36, took the step in front of his wife after being released on bail. A corporate executive who was arrested in a molestation case last week jumped from his 25th-floor apartment in Kolshet, Thane, on Monday night, hours after he was released on bail, the police said. Abhishesh Sharma, 36, took the step in front of his shocked wife, Purnima. The couple have a seven year-old son. Abhishesh’s father, Ramniranjan, alleged Purnima fought with Abhishesh on the way home after his release, which left them disturbed. “When Abhishesh was about to be freed on Monday, our lawyer specifically asked us not to shout at him or taunt him, saying he could be mentally fragile. She ignored the advice, scolding him in the auto on the way home,” he said. “At the apartment, she beat him. I tried to intervene, but Abhishesh told me not to stop her.” It was not immediately possible to get an account of Abhishesh’s final hours from his distraught wife. Abhishesh worked as an assistant vice-president at a leading business house. The Thane Crime Branch arrested him on November 27 on the charge of outraging the modesty of a former colleague. According to her complaint, he used to frequently call and message her despite her disapproval of his behaviour. When she blocked him, he allegedly started emailing her and even rang up her relatives, seeking their help to talk to her. Ramniranjan said his son had not harassed anyone and he was innocent. Abhishesh jumped out of a window of the family’s apartment in Lodha Amara around 8:30 pm, according to the police report. He fell on a parapet over the entrance lobby. Neighbours alerted the Kapurbawdi police, brought him down with the fire brigade’s help. He was rushed to Thane Civil Hospital, but there was nothing doctors could do. He was declared dead. “We have registered an accidental death report. Abhishesh’s relatives claim he committed suicide after a heated argument with his wife. They also say she hit him. We have recorded their statement,” said senior inspector Anil Deshmukh of the Kapurbawdi police station. Ramniranjan accused his daughter-in-law of abetment to suicide. “If relatives from the deceased’s side file a complaint, we will look into the claim,” Deshmukh said. Around 8:30 pm on Monday, Abhishesh Sharma jumped out of a window and fell on a parapet over the entrance lobby.
2018-12-05International public health official vists Thane, Palghar to inspect - United News of India
International public health official vists Thane, Palghar to inspect Thane, Dec 5 (UNI) A senior representative of an international organisation, CDC, toured the rural parts of Thane and predominant lytribal Palghar districts and inspected ongoing measles-rubella imunisation programe. Dr Ms Colin Scott of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), a leading national public health institute of the United States of America, visited Thane city during last week, inspected the programe being carried out in the schools here and expressed satisfaction about it. She visited ashram school at Gotheghar and Middle School at Andad, both in Shahapur taluka of the district. During her interaction with the teachers, Dr Scott inquired about the programe and expressed satisfaction with the quality of programe, handling of the vaccine, marking system and inter-departmental co-ordination.Today, Dr Scott visited the Palghar district.
2018-12-05Exec who killed self blames woman who got him arrested - Times of India
Exec who killed self blames woman who got him arrested Kapurbawdi police, investigating the suicide of a top company executive, have reportedly found a note in which he blamed the complainant who registered a molestation case and got him arrested. Dec 5, 2018, 23:57 IST THANE: Kapurbawdi police, investigating the suicide of a top company executive, have reportedly found a note in which he blamed the complainant who registered a molestation case and got him arrested. Abhishesh Sharma, accused of online stalking, threatening and molesting a former colleague, who was released on bail on Monday, had jumped from the 25th floor of his building in Kolshet. A police officer said he had blamed his former colleague and had written in detail about investments he had made and reportedly named his wife and his son as heirs. The note has been confiscated and will be sent for analysis to confirm his handwriting, after which action will be decided, said a senior officer. The complainant and deceased were working together in the Ghansoli unit of the company and “knew” each other well. She quit her job after marriage and joined another firm. She later accused Sharma of harassing her and alleged that he continued to send lewd on messaging apps. Police said that when she ignored his advances, he threatened to harm her and close family members, and sent her a threat mail. Following her complaint, he was arrested last week by crime branch unit-1 and on Monday released on bail. The complainant had approached senior officers of Thane city police, who then handed over the probe to crime branch.
Exec who killed self blames woman who got him arrested - Times of India
2018-12-05Garbage to Gold: Thane Set to Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes of Urban Trash! - The Better India
Garbage to Gold: Thane Set to Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes of Urban Trash! In a first, the city is all set to turn its waste into gold! December 5, 2018, 11:50 am Did you know that Thane generates 900 tonnes of waste per day, of which, about 600 tonnes is wet waste? In a first, the city is all set to turn its waste into gold! How? By producing electricity from it! According to an NDTV report, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will now ensure that the city’s biodegradable waste does not exhaust landfills. Instead, this waste will be deposited at a waste-to-energy plant to generate power. Speaking to the channel, Manish Joshi, TMC Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management, said, “The TMC officials have been exploring several options to treat the waste scientifically, and one of the options that we narrowed down is the waste-to-energy plant.” He added that the plant has already received a nod and is in the process of being set up. Moreover, it will be developed on a plot close to Daighar village. Expected to start functioning from early 2020, the plant will generate energy from the treatment of waste to the tune of 14 megawatts. This will then be used by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB). In the initial phase, the plant will treat 600 tonnes of wet waste, which would be increased to 800 tonnes after a few months. This is the civic body’s measure to comply with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, which stipulate that every civic body must treat its wet garbage. Curious about the process the plant will use to generate power? Well, it will leverage the power of microbes! According to the report, the plant will use the anaerobic digestion process to treat waste and produce biogas where micro-organisms will break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The first step is to screen the waste and identify organic waste. Once the waste is shredded, it will be taken to the digestion chamber, where it would take around 20 days to generate biogas. This organic-waste generated biogas is channeled through a valve, which can be used for cooking, and even be converted to electricity through combustion. TMC is ensuring that even the residue doesn’t go to waste and has decided to make fly-ash bricks and fertilisers from it. Emphasising the benefits of the plant, Joshi said that it would reduce waste in landfills as well as eliminate methane emissions from the landfills, thereby avoiding environmental degradation. This looks like a promising measure that could help the 18-lakh population in the city tackle the problem of waste management. Let’s hope that it goes as planned!
Garbage to Gold: Thane Set to Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes of Urban Trash! - The Better India
2018-12-05Instead Of Being Dumped In Landfills, Thane To Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes Of Garbage - India Times
Instead Of Being Dumped In Landfills, Thane To Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes Of Garbage Updated: Dec 06, 2018, 10:57 AM IST Waste management poses a huge challenge across the country. Landfills are strewn with non-biodegradable waste, which is, in turn, adding to pollution. In a bid to manage waste in a smarter way, the city of Thane in Mumbai has come up with an innovative solution. According to an NDTV report, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will now ensure that the city’s biodegradable waste does end up in landfills. Speaking to NDTV, Manish Joshi - TMC Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management - said, “The TMC officials have been exploring several options to treat the waste scientifically, and one of the options that we narrowed down is the waste-to-energy plant.”
Instead Of Being Dumped In Landfills, Thane To Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes Of Garbage - India Times
2018-12-0510 days after launch, 9 schools enrol for zero waste campaign - Times of India
10 days after launch, 9 schools enrol for zero waste campaign In an attempt to transform their educational institutions into a zero waste one and instil the habit of cleanliness and road safety in their students, as many nine city schools and colleges have joined in the recently-launched pan-city Prarambh movement. Dec 5, 2018, 23:50 IST THANE: In an attempt to transform their educational institutions into a zero waste one and instil the habit of cleanliness and road safety in their students, as many nine city schools and colleges have joined in the recently-launched pan-city Prarambh movement. After observing that their zero-waste drive in three city schools reduced 50 tonnes of waste at the landfill in the past four years, city-based NGO R-Nisarg decided to make this a pan-city movement. They then kick-started a project, Prarambh, with the help of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School on November 24. Over the past 10 days, nine schools—including Dnyanasadhana College, Carmel High School, S.M.G English School, MES Crescent English High School, Narayana School, Saraswati Secondary School, Saraswati School (Rabodi), Saraswati School (Ghodbundar) and M.H High School have signed up to join this movement. “It’s been just 10 days since the campaign was launched and we already have nine schools and colleges with a student strength of over 10,000. The digital platform has helped us get all these institutions together under one roof and take strategic steps without wasting any time,” Dr. Lata Ghanshamnani, founder of an NGO R-Nisarg, said. The NGO has arranged the first orientation programme on December 13; wherein they will go through the first steps of both waste management and road safety. During the orientation, they will discuss the roles of each school. While the main focus of this movement is to help city schools reduce, reuse and recycle, it will also include the Smiles or Safety for miles campaign wherein the registered schools will adopt a kilometer of a road in the vicinity and ensure that the road safety rules are followed there. “We keep speaking about the importance of cleanliness in schools. We now want to set an example for our students and show them how we can segregate and manage our own waste,” said a teacher from M H High school. The NGO feels that more schools will join their movement in the days to come.
10 days after launch, 9 schools enrol for zero waste campaign - Times of India
2018-12-05Maharashtra: Central team to visit Palghar to study tremors - Times of India
Maharashtra: Central team to visit Palghar to study tremors Dec 5, 2018, 20:51 IST THANE: A team of the Central government officials will visit Palghar district in Maharashtra next week to study a recent spate of mild tremors, authorities said on Wednesday. The team will study the geographical phenomena during December 11 and 13, said district collector Prashant Narnavre. He said Dahanu and Talasari talukas in the district had witnessed at least half a dozen tremors--the maximum intensity was recorded at 3.3 on Richter scale--in the last 30 days. Similar tremors were also witnessed in the last four days in the region, the collector said, adding the administration is taking necessary precautions to tackle any eventuality. He said Dundalwadi village in Dahanu taluka had experienced the maximum number of tremors, creating panic among its residents. Narnavre also said that the houses in some villages have developed cracks due to the tremors. "The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed the Maharashtra government Wednesday that considering the recent tremors in Palghar region, a joint visit of officials from the seismology units in New Delhi and Mumbai will visit Palghar between December 11 and 13," said local BJP MLA Manisha Chowdhary.
Maharashtra: Central team to visit Palghar to study tremors - Times of India
2018-12-05Maharashtra: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane December 5, 2018 10:31 AM Thane: A bridge over Kalu River that connected Murbad and Shahapur areas in Thane district has been demolished using explosives by the Public Works Department. The bridge, which was over 100-years-old was in a dilapidated condition and declared dangerous for use, due to which officials were forced to tear down the structure on Monday. This step was taken after auditing was ordered for all bridges constructed over rivers. It was during the audit that this bridge was declared dangerous. A proposal to construct a new bridge in place of the erstwhile bridge will soon be sent by the authorities.
Maharashtra: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Free Press Journal
2018-12-04Out on bail in stalking case, senior Mumbai executive jumps 25 floors to death - Times of India
Out on bail in stalking case, senior Mumbai executive jumps 25 floors to death Doctors proclaimed him dead before arrival at hospital, said senior inspector Anil Deshmukh, who ruled out foul play and said prima facie, it appears to be suicide. Updated: Dec 5, 2018, 09:28 IST THANE: Hours after his release on bail, a senior executive with a multinational accused of online stalking, sending lewd pictures and threatening a former woman colleague reportedly jumped to death from his 25th floor apartment in a plush complex at Kolshet here late on Monday. Doctors proclaimed him dead before arrival at hospital, said senior inspector Anil Deshmukh, who ruled out foul play and said prima facie, it appears to be suicide. The Kapurbawdi police said the apparent reason was the humiliation at home as family members confronted him. The police have registered an accidental death report. Abhishek Sharma, assistant vice-president with a top corporate, was arrested last week by the Thane crime branch following a complaint and strong supporting evidence by a former colleague about being harassed despite her stiff resistance. On Monday, Sharma secured bail from court and drove home where he was apparently confronted by his parents and wife.
Out on bail in stalking case, senior Mumbai executive jumps 25 floors to death - Times of India
2018-12-04Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him - Times of India
Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. Dec 4, 2018, 02:50 IST NAVI MUMBAI: One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. The three men had offered a lift in their car to the man on the old Mumbai-Pune highway while the man was waiting outside Khopoli ST bu stand to reach Pune. The gold chain, cellphone and cash collectively worth Rs 40,000 which had been stolen was taken by the two accused who are absconding. Police sub-inspector Rajvardhan Khebude said that the victim had come to Khopoli and was on his way to Pune when the three offered to drop him. Barely 20 minutes into the journey, the car driver slowed down near Dasturi village. The two men who were in the back seat, along with the Thane resident, gagged him and started beating him up and demanded that he hand over his valuables. They then snatched his vbelongings, said Khebude. As the robbers were robbing him inside the car, the robbers spotted an oncoming jeep of the Highway Safety Patrol and the two men alighted and fled under the cover of darkness. As the car driver slowed down a bit, the victim jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards the police jeep and nabbed its driver. The police have advised citizens not to accept lifts from strangers in by private vehicles.
2018-12-04Thane Horror! Woman repeatedly raped for 3 years by 'baba' on pretext of freeing her from 'black magic curse' - Times Now
Thane Horror! Woman repeatedly raped for 3 years by ‘baba’ on pretext of freeing her from ‘black magic curse’ Updated Dec 04, 2018 | 10:34 IST | A woman was allegedly raped for several years on the pretext of freeing her from the ‘cursed black magic’ by a self-styled godman. His wife was also an accomplice in the crime and made videos of the rapes. Thane: In a shocking incident reported from Thane city near Mumbai, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped for several years on the pretext of freeing her from the ‘cursed black magic’ by a self-styled godman. The accused’s wife was also an alleged accomplice in the heinous crime and had made videos of the rapes and the two had extorted close to Rs 2 lakh from her as well. The victim, a resident of Dahisar, had met the ‘baba’, Noor Shaikh, in Rabodi area of Thane through word of mouth recommendation by one of her relatives. Shaikh told her that she was a victim of a black magic curse and if she wanted to rid her of the evil, she would have to pay money for the rituals. The accused then then took Rs 1,48,000 from the victim and another Rs 30,000 from the victim's mother. The accused’s wife had told the victim that the woman’s mother-in-law had cursed her with ‘black magic’. Later, Noor Shaikh repeatedly raped the victim for three years between 2015-2018. When the victim opposed the accused, the accused’s wife Rubina threatened her saying, “We have your obscene video clips, so do whatever we say or we will make them go viral on social media.” The victim, who was devastated with years of sexual assault, finally filed a complaint with Rabodi Police Station. Subsequently, a case was registered against Noor Shaikh and his wife Rubina under charges of molestation, rape and cheating. Rabodi police have arrested both the accused and an investigation is underway.
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2018-12-04Thane: Man arrested for providing bogus surety documents - Times of India
Thane: Man arrested for providing bogus surety documents Dec 4, 2018, 18:50 IST THANE: A man has been arrested for allegedly providing forged surety documents for an accused seeking bail, Thane police said on Tuesday. An official said that the accused Amit Pandey (22) had applied for bail in connection with a case registered at Kalwa station. "Accused Aasaram Yadav, who has been arrested, and Santlal Pal, who is at large, forged documents to offer guarantee for Pandey," he said. When the court asked Yadav if he knew Pandey, the former replied in the negative and said Pal had asked him to submit a fake affidavit claiming that he knew Pandey. "Yadav said he had offered guarantee for Pandey's bail as Pal had paid his house rent of Rs 2,000 and had promised another Rs 1,000," he said. The official said First Class Judicial Magistrate R T Ingle then ordered police to take action against the accused.
Thane: Man arrested for providing bogus surety documents - Times of India
2018-12-04Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong - Times of India
Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong Dec 4, 2018, 22:52 IST Thane: With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, Thane district bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district.Out of 74 science projects received from 10 districts across the state, 30 topics made their way into the finals after being evaluated by a team of academicians at an event held over the weekend at Gyan Prabodhini Bhavan in Osmanabad. From presenting their opinions on sensitive issues like menstruation and puberty, to crafting their very own moisture sensing and irrigation robot, the 14 young science enthusiasts baffled the judges with their talents. Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra, said, “While two projects are curated by the students of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, one each has been selected from Lokpuram Public, Shreerang Vidyalaya, Dr. Bedekar Vidyamandir, S.V.P.T Saraswati Vidyalaya and Sou. A.K Joshi School. All the children did wonderfully well with their presentations and were able to take up bold issues. It was a proud moment for us as maximum number of projects were chosen from Thane district, followed by Mumbai whose five projects made it to the finals.” The focal theme of the competition this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’ The final competition will be held on December 27 at Bhuvaneshwar.
2018-12-04Mumbra shanties to soon turn into a picture perfect sight - Times of India
Mumbra shanties to soon turn into a picture perfect sight The creek facing shanties of Mumbra will soon turn colourful and picture perfect thanks to the slum beautification project to be undertaken by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). Dec 5, 2018, 00:13 IST THANE: The creek facing shanties of Mumbra will soon turn colourful and picture perfect thanks to the slum beautification project to be undertaken by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, along with his team recently, inspected the vicinity and identified eight tenements in Retibunder, the exterior of which are set to receive a complete makeover. A civic official said, “We had conducted a survey and assessment in the slum pockets at Indira Nagar, Parsik Nagar, Dongri Pada in April before deciding to go ahead with the painting work. Since we were getting a good response for this initiative, we though why not undertake it in Mumbra. We first met the slum dwellers and identified the shanties that could qualify for a makeover. We even called upon volunteers from Mumbai-based Misaal foundation that had helped us before in the slum beautification project. The work of revamping the tenements is expected to begin from Thursday.” The civic body will also conduct an array of civic work, including road repair work, nullah cleaning and installation of garbage bins. “The project does not only focus on painting of the slums. We want to also solve the problem of people and provide them with basic facilities. We will concretize the roads, ensure that there is a legal electrical connection in all the slums and regular water supply to tenements. Apart from this, we will also cater to the basic health and education facilities of the residents in the neighbourhood so that they do not have to travel far to avail these facilities,” added the official.
Mumbra shanties to soon turn into a picture perfect sight - Times of India
2018-12-04Thane engineering student is PETA India's 2018 volunteer of the year - Deccan Chronicle
Thane engineering student is PETA India's 2018 volunteer of the year Dec 4, 2018, 12:54 pm IST Prasad Suresh Chavan has done everything from manning animal rights kiosks to helping bring an animal protection message to children. Mumbai: In honour of International Volunteer Day on 5 December, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named Thane engineering student Prasad Suresh Chavan its 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Since joining PETA India as a volunteer two years ago for its youth outreach arm PETA Youth, Chavan has done everything from manning animal rights kiosks at popular events like Comic Con and Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology (VESIT)'s Lit Festival to helping bring an animal protection message to children and more. PETA Youth initiatives Chavan has helped advance include I, Chicken, a virtual reality experience that helps students consider what it feels like to be a chicken taken for slaughter and Save the Boy Child, which involves inviting students to watch a 60 second video about the routine killing of male calves and chicks by the dairy and egg industries since they can't produce milk or lay eggs. As an active participant of PETA India's Compassionate Citizen program, Chavan has helped with school workshops aimed at giving children aged 8 through 12 a better understanding of and appreciation for animals. He has also helped with PETA India information tables at the Krazy Kids Karnival and Krackerjack Karnival in Mumbai. "From encouraging scores of young people to ditch meat and dairy to helping children recognise it is cool to be kind, Prasad Suresh Chavan is always ready to lend animals a helping hand", says PETA India Youth Outreach Coordinator Shibani Mishra. "PETA India is thrilled to recognize him for inspiring compassion for animals in young people his signature positivity and dedication". In addition to encouraging students across India to be kind to animals, Chavan has assisted PETA India in gathering information about the illegal use of spiked bits (or "thorns") to control horses used for weddings and rides; has rescued and treated many injured animals in his locality with the help of local animal welfare groups; and makes sure he gets all the strays in his area sterilised. PETA India's motto reads, in part, that "Animals are not ours to abuse in any way."
Thane engineering student is PETA India
2018-12-04In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held - Times of India
In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held Dec 4, 2018, 22:51 IST Thane: As many as 351 missing and stolen mobile phones worth Rs 38 lakh were found in the past nine months and given back to their respective owners in an ongoing special drive launched by zone-1 of the Thane police. The cops have also arrested over 35 accused during the drive. The drive was launched under the supervision of D S Swamy, DCP (zone-1). Swamy said, “We formed a special team with several officers. In the last three months, the police have seized 51 mobiles, collectively worth Rs 5 lakh, from various police stations and as many as six persons, all history sheeters, have been arrested. The police officials said that they managed to track down the accused through the IMEI numbers. The cops gave the IMEI numbers to all the mobile operators and asked them to inform them as soon as the stolen phone would get activated. Once the phones were switched on, the cops were informed and the team would lay a trap and arrest the accused.” On Monday, we handed over the stolen mobiles to their respective owners. Meanwhile, the 351 owners who finally got back their phones were a happy lot as they did not have the slightest inclination that the accused would be tracked down and arrested.
2018-12-04Two booked for submitting fabricated documents in Thane court - United News of India
Two booked for submitting fabricated documents in Thane court Thane, Dec 4 (UNI) City police have charged two men and arrested one of them for allegedly fabricating documents and being a guarantor for an accused in a case for bail, at a court here. The duo were booked under Sections 181, 199, 200, 420, read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code and one of them was arrested, police said on Tuesday. The arrested have been identified as Asaram Yadav, resident of Gayatri Nagar at Bhiwandi, while the other accused, who is at large, has been identified as Santlal Pal. According to police, one arrested accused Amit Pandey (22), who was involved in a case at Kalwa police station, had applied for bail. A Magisterial court ordered his release on bail, if anybody took guarantee for him.
2018-12-03Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong | ZTribune - Z Tribune
Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat’l Science Cong Posted By: Joseph Taylor December 3, 2018 THANE: With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district. Out of 74 science projects received from 10 districts across the state, 30 topics made their way into the finals after being evaluated by a team of academicians at an event held over the weekend at Gyan Prabodhini Bhavan in . From presenting their opinions on sensitive issues like menstruation and puberty, to crafting their very own moisture sensing and irrigation robot, the 14 young science enthusiasts baffled the judges with their talents. Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra, said, “While two projects are curated by the students of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, one each has been selected from Lokpuram Public, Shreerang Vidyalaya, Dr. Bedekar Vidyamandir, S.V.P.T Saraswati Vidyalaya and Sou. A.K Joshi School. All the children did wonderfully well with their presentations and were able to take up bold issues. It was a proud moment for us as maximum number of projects were chosen from Thane district, followed by Mumbai whose five projects made it to the finals.” The focal theme of the competition this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’ The final competition will be held on December 27 at Bhuvaneshwar.
2018-12-03Godown set ablaze after clash between workers in Thane: Maharashtra - Moneycontrol.com
Godown set ablaze after clash between workers in Thane: Maharashtra Police said the fire was the result of a fight between two groups of people working in the godown. Last Updated : Dec 03, 2018 03:56 PM IST A clash between two groups of workers on December 3 led to the burning down of a godown storing plastic material in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. The incident happened on December 3 morning in Rahanal village in Bhiwandi township here and four fire engines had to be deployed to douse the flames, Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said. He said no one was injured in the incident but the godown was reduced to ashes. Police said the fire was the result of a fight between two groups of people working in the godown. "We are in the process of registering an offence and further probe is underway," said Senior Inspector S D Jadhav of Narpoli police station.
2018-12-03Thane resident suffers stroke gets timely help due to unlocked phone - Mid-Day
Thane Resident Suffers Stroke, Gets Timely Help Due To Unlocked Phone Dec 03, 2018, 19:30 IST Thane resident who suffered stroke gets treatment in time, thanks to his phone being unlocked, allowing a passer-by to notify his wife Amar (name changed) had recently got a new phone and just hadn't found the time to lock it. Little did he know, this would end up being the key to saving his life. Thane resident Amar, 45, was on his way to work at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) when he suffered a stroke and collapsed on the roadside. A Good Samaritan found his phone in his pocket, and luckily, the device wasn’t password protected, so he was able to call Amar’s wife, Ritika, and notify her of his condition. Ritika immediately sent a friend to rush Amar to the hospital within the golden hour. Lucky break For Ritika, it was like any other day, until she received a call from Amar's number and heard the voice of a stranger informing her that her husband had had a stroke. She called Amar's friend who was close to CST, and he took her husband to St George hospital, from where he was transferred to Wockhardt hospital. Ritika recalled, "He had recently bought a new phone, so didn’t set a password for it. Because of this, we were able to save his life. We always lock our phones for security, but just imagine what would have happened if his phone was locked this time." Full recovery Dr Mazda Turel, consultant neurosurgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, said, "The patient had a haemorrhage within an infarction of his right cerebral hemisphere, and was rapidly deteriorating clinically. Hence we decided immediately to take him to surgery. We removed his bone flap and deposited it in the abdomen. This procedure provided space for his swollen brain to expand outward, rather than compress the vital structures within. He was then shifted to the ICU." "After two to three weeks, we again performed surgery to put the bone flap back and give his skull the required shape. He regained full power in his left upper and lower limbs with six to eight weeks of an intense rehabilitation programme. His tracheostomy was removed and he started eating and speaking normally. Speech therapy was also given to him to bring back his voice, facial, lip, tongue and larynx movements," the doctor added. Amar was discharged around a fortnight ago, on his way to making a full recovery. Considering this case, cyber experts have suggested that rather than locking phones with passwords, users should password-protect applications such as bank apps, photo gallery, and messaging services. They also advised to add loved ones' phone numbers to the emergency contact list on phones. "Not many people know that under emergency contacts, people can save three numbers. So, in case if someone doesn’t know your password, they can still contact people from your emergency contacts list," said Prasant Mali, a cybercrime advocate. "Users can also keep passwords for individual mobile applications rather than locking the phone itself. All smartphones have this inbuilt privacy setting, and there are also apps available to lock to individually protect apps. This can help in emergencies," he added.
2018-12-03Thane man selected as honorary fellow at UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab - Daily News & Analysis
Thane man selected as honorary fellow at UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab Updated: Dec 3, 2018, 06:45 AM IST Thane's Vidyavihar Prabhudesai has one more feather to add in his cap. The 38-year-old co-founder of LeadCap Ventures and LeadBurg mobile behavioural analytics platform has been selected as one of the experts in UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab (IPL). The lab, which aims to solve global problems, has experts from across the world and Prabhudesai is the first from Thane to join the league. Prabhudesai's LeadCap Trust is involved in identifying and shaping future leaders in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala. In October this year, he applied for the fellowship on the UNESCO's IPL website. IPL is a pool of experts helping people from across the world on any issue. For instance, people from underdeveloped countries with problems like female foeticide, infant mortality, malnutrition can get in touch with the experts on IPL. The experts who have dealt with these problems share their studies with the users and help them solve the issue. The IPL evaluated Prabhudesai on the basis of his past work for other UN (United Nations) bodies. "We do studies for World Economic Forum and had also done evaluation studies for UN on gender equality, ICT (information, communication, and technology)," he said. Based on this evaluation, he was informed in the second week of November about his selection. Thrilled by the news, Prabhudesai is now looking forward to lending his expertise to resolve global issues. "My strength lies in education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and skill development. And anybody from anywhere in the world can approach us to seek a solution on these issues," he said.
Thane man selected as honorary fellow at UNESCO
2018-12-03Traffic cop fined Rs 3K for chewing tobacco on duty in Thane - Mid-Day
Traffic Cop Fined Rs 3K For Chewing Tobacco On Duty In Thane Dec 03, 2018, 15:47 IST ASI Sunil Kashiram Kadam has been with the traffic department at Kalwa for the past few months. In the notice that DCP Kale has sent to him, he clearly mentions that while patrolling the area, he had noticed Kadam chewing tobacco Traffic cops chewing tobacco while on duty have invited the wrath of the Thane Traffic DCP Amit Kale who has enforced strict action against such cops. Recently, an assistant sub-inspector (traffic), Kalwa, was fined Rs 3,000 for chewing tobacco while on duty. Officers who spend a lot of time on the field, get addicted to tobacco and alcohol, sources in the force said. However, DCP Kale is hell-bent on weaning his staff away from such substances. ASI Sunil Kashiram Kadam has been with the traffic department at Kalwa for the past few months. In the notice that DCP Kale has sent to him, he clearly mentions that while patrolling the area, he had noticed Kadam chewing tobacco. Kale said he spotted Kadam chewing tobacco twice — in September and October — while on duty at Shivaji Chowk in Kalwa. Kale has been fined under sections of the Mumbai Police Act. When he was asked to give his side, Kadam had said he was washing his hands and could not reply. Another notice was sent to him, where senior officials stated that Kadam was non- cooperative despite knowing the rules. As Kadam refused to follow rules and was refusing to accept that he was at fault, he was told to pay a fine. Following this, all senior traffic police inspectors have been keeping a strict eye on the force. DCP Kale, said, "This is a general discipline that the force has to follow."
Traffic cop fined Rs 3K for chewing tobacco on duty in Thane - Mid-Day
2018-12-03Godown Set Ablaze After Clash Between Workers in Maharashtra's Thane - News18
Godown Set Ablaze After Clash Between Workers in Maharashtra's Thane The incident happened Monday morning in Rahanal village in Bhiwandi township here and four fire engines had to be deployed to douse the flames, Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said. Updated:December 3, 2018, 3:23 PM IST Thane: A clash between two groups of workers Monday led to the burning down of a godown storing plastic material in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. The incident happened Monday morning in Rahanal village in Bhiwandi township here and four fire engines had to be deployed to douse the flames, Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said. He said no one was injured in the incident but the godown was reduced to ashes. Police said the fire was the result of a fight between two groups of people working in the godown. "We are in the process of registering an offence and further probe is underway," said Senior Inspector S D Jadhav of Narpoli police station.
Godown Set Ablaze After Clash Between Workers in Maharashtra
2018-12-03Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong - Times of India
Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, Thane district bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district. TNN | Dec 3, 2018, 23:48 IST THANE: With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, Thane district bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district. Out of 74 science projects received from 10 districts across the state, 30 topics made their way into the finals after being evaluated by a team of academicians at an event held over the weekend at Gyan Prabodhini Bhavan in Osmanabad. From presenting their opinions on sensitive issues like menstruation and puberty, to crafting their very own moisture sensing and irrigation robot, the 14 young science enthusiasts baffled the judges with their talents. Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra, said, “While two projects are curated by the students of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, one each has been selected from Lokpuram Public, Shreerang Vidyalaya, Dr. Bedekar Vidyamandir, S.V.P.T Saraswati Vidyalaya and Sou. A.K Joshi School. All the children did wonderfully well with their presentations and were able to take up bold issues. It was a proud moment for us as maximum number of projects were chosen from Thane district, followed by Mumbai whose five projects made it to the finals.” The focal theme of the competition this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’ The final competition will be held on December 27 at Bhuvaneshwar.
2018-12-03This week, brace for a cool & pleasant climate in Thane - Times of India
This week, brace for a cool & pleasant climate in Thane Dec 3, 2018, 23:47 IST THANE: Residents from the lake city finally woke up to a pleasant morning as the mercury levels dropped on Monday. Several areas witnessed cloudy skies and the weather continued to remain cool even in the afternoon. Till last week, the maximum temperature was hovering around 35 to 37 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature was also on the higher side, giving hardly any respite to residents. However, since Monday there has been a drop in temperature. Weather experts claim that the mercury levels will drop by another two to three notches by Friday. Experts believe that the cloudy weather is likely to continue till the end of the week due to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over coastal Karnataka. An official from the Indian meteorological department said, “Currently, there is a cyclonic activity over coastal Karnataka. This may affect the temperatures in Thane and its suburbs. Such a weather condition is likely to persist till Friday. Since winter has set in properly in the North with Delhi and its adjoining areas even witnessing a fog, there will be a considerable drop in temperatures in the days to come. By Friday, the minimum temperature will be 19 degree Celsius.” Adventure enthusiasts also seem to be enjoying the pleasant weather with some already chalking out their itineraries. Vishal Marathe, a resident of Ghodbundar Road, said, “Since the atmosphere has started getting chilly, my friends and I will be be planning a weekend getaway. On Monday, the weather was pleasant even in the afternoon. Seeing this change in climate, I felt like I should take advantage of the weather and plan a short trip right away.”
This week, brace for a cool & pleasant climate in Thane - Times of India
2018-12-03Kalwa stn gets it own Rs 1 emergency medical room - Times of India
Kalwa stn gets it own Rs 1 emergency medical room TNN | Dec 3, 2018, 23:51 IS THANE: Railway mishap victims will no longer have to face an ordeal in getting prompt medical aid as the much-awaited Re 1 emergency medical room at Kalwa station was finally thrown open to the public on Monday. The facility operated by the Magicdil health Ltd Liability Partnership, which also operates in Kurla, Sion, Titwala, Mankhurd and Thane EMR, will cater to the dense corridor of Kalwa –Diva that witnesses high number of railway accidents every month. According to railway records, as many as 125 people lost their lives, while another 148 were maimed in mishaps between Kalwa and Diva last year. Member of Parliament Dr Shrikant Shinde inaugurated the facility that is spread across 250 sq ft. The facility is located at the entry of Kalwa station. The clinic and pharmacy will be operational 24x7 and a doctor and nurse will be available round the clock to attend to accident victims. “Our Kalwa facility is bigger than our Thane unit and is equipped with all emergency rescue facilities, including ECG machines, oxygen cylinders and a pharmacy with life-saving drugs and medicines. On the first day, we witnessed 65 patients using the facility by paying a fee of just Re 1 fee,” said Dr. Rahul Ghule of Magicdil. “The chances of survival of victims after mishaps is greater if they get medical aid during the golden hour. The medical and rescue facilities wasn’t very impressive till now in the suburbs and we are hoping that this clinic will be a lifesaver for railway mishap victims,” said Dr. Shrikant Shinde. Meanwhile, authorities and activists heaved a sigh of relief with the opening of the facility. In the absence of the facility, activists used to ferry injured commuters either to Thane or Dombivli in case of an emergency, which used to lead to loss on crucial time. The facility is operational within the station premises and will now save time for rescuers and help them administer first aid immediately, said a railway official. Activists will now request the railways to start a similar facility at Diva as well. Our Kalwa facility is bigger than our Thane unit and is equipped with all emergency rescue facilities, including ECG machines, oxygen cylinders and a pharmacy with life-saving drugs and medicines. On the first day, we witnessed 65 patients using the facility by paying a fee of just Re 1 fee.
Kalwa stn gets it own Rs 1 emergency medical room - Times of India
2018-12-03In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held - Times of India
In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held As many as 351 missing and stolen mobile phones worth Rs 38 lakh were found in the past nine months and given back to their respective owners in an ongoing special drive launched by zone-1 of the Thane police. The cops have also arrested over 35 accused during the drive. Dec 3, 2018, 23:49 IST THANE: As many as 351 missing and stolen mobile phones worth Rs 38 lakh were found in the past nine months and given back to their respective owners in an ongoing special drive launched by zone-1 of the Thane police. The cops have also arrested over 35 accused during the drive. The drive was launched under the supervision of D S Swamy, DCP (zone-1). Swamy said, “We formed a special team with several officers. In the last three months, the police have seized 51 mobiles, collectively worth Rs 5 lakh, from various police stations and as many as six persons, all history sheeters, have been arrested. The police officials said that they managed to track down the accused through the IMEI numbers. The cops gave the IMEI numbers to all the mobile operators and asked them to inform them as soon as the stolen phone would get activated. Once the phones were switched on, the cops were informed and the team would lay a trap and arrest the accused.” On Monday, we handed over the stolen mobiles to their respective owners. Meanwhile, the 351 owners who finally got back their phones were a happy lot as they did not have the slightest inclination that the accused would be tracked down and arrested.
In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held - Times of India
2018-12-03MNS Thane head, party workers booked for ruckus at water park - The Hindu
MNS Thane head, party workers booked for ruckus at water park UPDATED: DECEMBER 04, 2018 01:01 IST Barged in after park management sacked some employees The Kasarvadavali police in Thane have registered a case against the Thane head of the Maharashta Navnirman Sena (MNS) and 15 others for allegedly assaulting an employee and damaging property at Suraj Water Park, a popular weekend getaway in Thane, last month. According to the police, the incident occurred on the afternoon of November 30, while the FIR was registered on Sunday. The police said MNS workers created the ruckus over the sacking of some employees of the park. “A few employees had been downsized by the management on various grounds and the MNS learned about it. On November 30, party workers went to the water park to confront the management. They barged into the park and created a ruckus,” police inspector Nasir Kulkarni, Kasarvadavali police station, said. He said when the security guard and management tried to stop the party workers from disrupting the daily affairs of the park, they became violent. “They slapped an elderly manager at the water park and damaged some CCTV cameras before leaving. The manager was waiting for his superior, who was out of town, to return before taking action in the matter. After consultation with his superior, he approached us on Sunday,” Mr. Kulkarni said. Based on the complaint given by the park manager, the police on Sunday booked Avinash Jadhav, Thane city president of the MNS, and 15 other party activists for unlawful assembly, rioting, damage to property, assault and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code. The police said they have called Mr. Jadhav for inquiries, and he is expected at the police station by Monday night or Tuesday. The police will also examine CCTV footage at and around the park to identify the other activists involved in the alleged offence, so that they too can be arrested in the next couple of days.
MNS Thane head, party workers booked for ruckus at water park - The Hindu
2018-12-03Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him - Times of India
Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. Dec 4, 2018, 02:50 IST NAVI MUMBAI: One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. The three men had offered a lift in their car to the man on the old Mumbai-Pune highway while the man was waiting outside Khopoli ST bu stand to reach Pune. The gold chain, cellphone and cash collectively worth Rs 40,000 which had been stolen was taken by the two accused who are absconding. Police sub-inspector Rajvardhan Khebude said that the victim had come to Khopoli and was on his way to Pune when the three offered to drop him. Barely 20 minutes into the journey, the car driver slowed down near Dasturi village. The two men who were in the back seat, along with the Thane resident, gagged him and started beating him up and demanded that he hand over his valuables. They then snatched his vbelongings, said Khebude. As the robbers were robbing him inside the car, the robbers spotted an oncoming jeep of the Highway Safety Patrol and the two men alighted and fled under the cover of darkness. As the car driver slowed down a bit, the victim jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards the police jeep and nabbed its driver. The police have advised citizens not to accept lifts from strangers in by private vehicles.
Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him - Times of India
2018-12-02Thane: 20 minors rescued from child labour by GRP and NGO - Mid-Day
Thane: 20 minors rescued from child labour by GRP and NGO Dec 02, 2018, 08:12 IST The children have been sent to shelter homes in Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar Twenty minors, who were brought to work as child labourers in Mumbai, were rescued in a joint operation by the Government Railway Police, Thane, and two non-profit organisations (NGOs). According to the police, the boys were brought from Nepal and North India to work in sweatshops. Of the 20, 15 are from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and the rest from Nepal. The children have been sent to shelter homes in Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar. NGOs Palavi Child Line and Pratham that work towards fighting child labour, received a tip-off about 52 child labourers being trafficked in to Mumbai in the Darbhanga-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express after which volunteers from both organisations began searches. Navnath Kamble, programme coordinator for Pratham, said that the rescued boys are aged between 13 and 17 years. "Medical tests at a civil hospital confirmed that they are healthy," he added. "They were to be employed at leather, bangle and zari workshops. The children are often lured with good money, but end up starving," said Vaishali Jadhav, programme coordinator for Palavi Child Line.
Thane: 20 minors rescued from child labour by GRP and NGO - Mid-Day
2018-12-02Dismantling of Masjid FOB hits CR passengers - Times of India
Dismantling of Masjid FOB hits CR passengers The Central Railway on Sunday began dismantling a foot over-bridge (FOB) at Masjid station and an entire span and a girder were removed by cranes during a six-hour mega block. Dec 2, 2018, 23:55 IST The FOB landing will be widened to nearly 4.9m from 2.4m. MUMBAI: The Central Railway on Sunday began dismantling a foot over-bridge (FOB) at Masjid station and an entire span and a girder were removed by cranes during a six-hour megablock. No CR services were available at Masjid and Sandhurst Road for six hours, while Harbour services were not available between CSMT and Wadala Road, inconveniencing commuters. Sources said Harbour services were available only between Wadala Road and Panvel, and Wadala Road-Bandra/Goregaon stations after every 15 minutes. “To reach CSMT, I travelled to Kurla and took a fast local, but all trains were packed,” said Nerul resident. The FOB landing will be widened to nearly 4.9m from 2.4m. CR chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi said: “The 2.4-m-wide staircase on one side will converted to nearly 3.7m, and the 1.8-m-wide staircase on the other side will become 2.3m wide.” The FOB work will be now carried out at nights, when trains do not operate. Officials said the booking office on the FOB will remain closed during the dismantling and reconstruction, for which another mega block will be carried out on December 16. For the convenience of passengers, the booking office at the Kalyan-end will remain open with additional windows and a UTS app team will be available on the middle FOB.
Dismantling of Masjid FOB hits CR passengers - Times of India
2018-12-02Unchecked influx of north Indians broke city's back: Raj Thackeray - Times of India
Unchecked influx of north Indians broke city's back: Raj Thackeray Dec 2, 2018, 23:58 IST MUMBAI: Unchecked influx of north Indian migrants into Mumbai has broken the city’s back, MNS president Raj Thackeray said on Sunday. “Mumbai’s infrastructure is crumbling. There is unprecedented pressure on transport, health, education and other services. The inflow of migrants has dealt a blow to Maharashtra’s already-fragile economy,” said Thackeray, while addressing a conclave of north Indians, held under the aegis of Uttar Bharatiya Mahapanchayat, in Kandivli. Thackeray, in a first, addressed the gathering in Hindi. Quoting Rajendra Prasad and Indira Gandhi, Thackeray said rampant misuse of migration laws results in regional imbalance and could trigger a conflict between migrants and locals. “If you have been residing in Mumbai for so long, you should be speaking Marathi by now. It will foster better understanding between you and Marathis,” he said. Claiming that he was not anti-north Indians, Thackeray blamed politicians from the northern states for ignoring the progress of their states. He said his ‘earnest wish’ was that these states achieve remarkable industrial growth and trade expansion so their residents do not have to come to Mumbai. Thackeray also accused the Centre of meting out a stepmotherly treatment to Maharashtra vis-a-vis northern states. “For every Rs 100 that Maharashtra contributes to the central exchequer, it gets only Rs 13.20 in return, while Bihar gets Rs 139 from the Centre. It brazen imbalance triggers ire among Marathis against north Indians.”
Unchecked influx of north Indians broke city
2018-12-02Gagging doesn't prove intention of sexual assault: Bombay HC - Times of India
Gagging doesn't prove intention of sexual assault: Bombay HC The Bombay high court recently acquitted a 35-year-old Pune man of charges of outraging the modesty and sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, saying there was no evidence he had gagged the mouth of the victim on a public road with the intention to sexually assault her. Dec 2, 2018, 23:50 IST MUMBAI: The Bombay high court recently acquitted a 35-year-old Pune man of charges of outraging the modesty and sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, saying there was no evidence he had gagged the mouth of the victim on a public road with the intention to sexually assault her. Justice Sadhna Jadhav gave the accused benefit of doubt and ordered his release from prison. “There is nothing on record to even remotely indicate that the accused had gagged mouth of the victim on the public road with an intention to commit sexual assault. There is also nothing to indicate that she was bring dragged by force to the house of the victim and therefore it is clear that the prosecution has miserably failed to prove the offence punishable under the POCSO Act,” said the judge. “There is no material on record to infer an intention on the part of the accused that the act was committed with an intention to outrage her modesty or commit sexual assault,” the court added. The Pune resident was arrested in March 2017 under provisions of the IPC Section 354 for outraging the modesty of a woman and POCSO for sexual assault. The allegation was that the girl had gone with her brother to buy sweets from a shop, when the accused gagged her mouth and attempted to drag her to his house. The girl's uncle who saw the incident screamed at the accused and he dropped the girl on the road and ran away. The accused was subsequently arrested after the girl's mother lodged a complaint with the police. A sessions court earlier this year convicted the accused and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment. The sessions court had relied on the provisions about intention of the accused to commit sexual assault for holding him guilty. The accused filed an appeal in the high court challenging his conviction. “The accused deserves benefit of doubt and deserves to be acquitted of all charges levelled against him,” the court ruled.
Gagging doesn
2018-12-02'Witchcraft' Thane couple held for rape, extortion - Times of India
'Witchcraft' Thane couple held for rape, extortion A Thane couple, accused of practising witchcraft, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Mumbai homemaker and extorting over Rs 2 lakh. Dec 3, 2018, 02:33 IST THANE: A Thane couple, accused of practising witchcraft, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Mumbai homemaker and extorting over Rs 2 lakh. Police said the woman came in contact with Noor Shaikh (49) and Rubina (33) in 2015. The duo allegedly told her she was possessed and that they could cure her. "They took nearly Rs 1.8 lakh for the 'cure' while Shaikh also raped her," police sources said. To silence her and extort more money, they then allegedly claimed to have intimate videos of the woman with Shaikh. As the harassment continued, the woman recently approached Rabodi police.
2018-12-01Thane man held for raping woman on promise of curing 'black magic' - Times of India
Thane man held for raping woman on promise of curing 'black magic' Updated: Dec 1, 2018, 17:54 IST THANE: A 35-year-old homemaker from Mumbai was allegedly raped by a Thane resident under the pretext of removing the effects of "black magic", the police said on Saturday. While the main accused Noor Mohammad Shaikh (49) is on the run, police on Friday night arrested his wife Rubina (33) for abetting the crime, an official said. The Shaikhs, hailing from Rabodi in Thane, promised the woman to lift a "black magic spell" which they said was cast on her, and took Rs 1.48 lakh from her in 2015, the official said. The duo also took Rs 30,000 from the mother of the victim, he said. According to police, Noor had been raping the woman since 2015 while Rubina used to film the act. He also threaten to kill the woman and her family members if she didn't submit herself to him, the official said. The Shaikhs also forced the woman to pay Rs 50,000 by threatening to release the video of the act.
Thane man held for raping woman on promise of curing
2018-12-01Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with ?6-crore makeover - Hindustan Times
Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with ?6-crore makeover TMC will construct floating pathway on the Masunda lake, light it up by LEDs Updated: Dec 02, 2018 01:12 IST If the Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) ambitious plans materialise, you will soon walk on a floating glass pathway on Masunda lake. The city’s popular landmark, also known as Talaopali, is all set to be beautified by the TMC on a par with the international standards. TMC has planned to construct a floating glass pathway on the lake, the proposal for which is approved in the Smart City meeting held this week. The pathway will cost ?6 crore which will be spent from the Smart City funds. A TMC official requesting anonymity said, “We are going to turn Masunda lake into a tourist destination. We have planned to make a floating pathway along the lake. The pathway will start from the Mahatma Gandhi garden and will end at Jambli Naka market. The project will not harm the lake’s biodiversity nor will any of the trees along the lake be cut.” The footpath along the lake will be dug up to install pillars for the bridge, which will be 1.5-m wide and 400m long. The pathway, which will be lit up with aesthetic LED lights, will cost ?6.99 crore. The proposal for appointing a contractor for the work was approved in the meeting. Along with the lake, the area surrounding the lake will also be beautified. The official said, “We have started the lake beautification work for the past few months.” Thane is popularly known as the city of lakes. Masunda lake, or the city’s chowpatty, attracts hundreds of people every evening. Residents have welcomed the initiative. Shyam Joshi, 62, resident of Naupada who frequently visits the lake, said, “I often come for an evening stroll with a group of friends. The lake though amidst a busy road, has a serene atmosphere around it.” THE PLAN Repair and cleaning footpaths along the lake and also the Shivaji statue Upgrading and modernising boating services Installation of digital screens THE PLAN Repair and cleaning footpaths along the lake and also the Shivaji statue Upgrading and modernising boating services Installation of digital screens
Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with ?6-crore makeover - Hindustan Times
2018-12-01Former GM extorts Rs 3.5 cr from infra firm, arrested in Thane - Business Standard
Former GM extorts Rs 3.5 cr from infra firm, arrested in Thane Last Updated at December 1, 2018 16:25 IST A former senior employee of an infrastructure firm was arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting Rs 3.50 crore from its directors, Thane police said Saturday. Kaveshwar Aadhav (42), a former general manager with Pratibha Industries, was Friday arrested for extortion by Vartak Nagar police on the complaint of the firm's managing director Manohar Kulkarni, an official said. According to the complaint, the firm had bagged a Rs 406 crore contract from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 2009 and 2014 for laying a water pipeline from Tansa Lake to Shahapur, police said. Aadhav, the complaint alleged, was taking decisions that were detrimental to the firm and was therefore shifted to a housing project in Kalyan and then to one of the company's sites in Rajasthan. Aadhav was then forced to quit the firm in October 2014, police said quoting the complaint. Taking advantage of his knowledge of the internal working of the firm and its projects, Aadhav started filing Right to Information pleas related to works carried out by the firm and began lodging complaints against them with relevant authorities, the complaint stated. He then demanded Rs 5 crore from the directors of the firm to withdraw these complaints, and over a period of time starting January 2016 extorted Rs 3.50 crore, the police said. Vartak Nagar police arrested Aadhav Friday and the Thane police's Anti-Extortion Cell is conducting a parallel probe into the case, an official said.
Former GM extorts Rs 3.5 cr from infra firm, arrested in Thane - Business Standard
2018-12-01Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane - Times of India
Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane Dec 01, 2018, 11:54 IST Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane Dec 01, 2018, 11:54 IST Three poachers were arrested for smuggling Deer's skin and horns in Thane district of Maharashtra. On receiving a tip off, Mumbra Police laid an ambush on the road from Amravati to Thane and caught hold of the offenders. The arrests were made on Nov 28 under section 02, 09, 39, 48, 48A, 49 and 51 of the act. Deer is a protected species under the 1972 Wildlife Protection Act, and killing these animals is an offence under the act. The market value of these items are around Rs 50 lakh, police informed. In international market, its value gets tripled.
Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane - Times of India
2018-12-01Ex-Employee Arrested For Extorting 3.5 Crores From Firm In Thane: Police - NDTV
Ex-Employee Arrested For Extorting 3.5 Crores From Firm In Thane: Police According to the complaint, the firm had bagged a Rs. 406 crore contract from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 2009 and 2014 for laying water pipeline Updated: December 01, 2018 23:39 IST THANE: A former senior employee of an infrastructure firm was arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting Rs. 3.50 crore from its directors, Thane police said today. Kaveshwar Aadhav (42), a former general manager with Pratibha Industries, was Friday arrested for extortion by Vartak Nagar police on the complaint of the firm's managing director Manohar Kulkarni, an official said. According to the complaint, the firm had bagged a Rs. 406 crore contract from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 2009 and 2014 for laying a water pipeline from Tansa Lake to Shahapur, the police said. Aadhav, the complaint alleged, was taking decisions that were detrimental to the firm and was therefore shifted to a housing project in Kalyan and then to one of the company's sites in Rajasthan. Aadhav was then forced to quit the firm in October 2014, the police said quoting the complaint. Taking advantage of his knowledge of the internal working of the firm and its projects, Aadhav started filing Right to Information pleas related to works carried out by the firm and began lodging complaints against them with relevant authorities, the complaint stated. He then demanded Rs. 5 crore from the directors of the firm to withdraw these complaints, and over a period of time starting January 2016 extorted Rs. 3.50 crore, the police said. Vartak Nagar police arrested Aadhav Friday and the Thane police's Anti-Extortion Cell is conducting a parallel probe into the case, an official said.
Ex-Employee Arrested For Extorting 3.5 Crores From Firm In Thane: Police - NDTV

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