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|2019-09-15||Mumbai: Sunday megablock to hit Main and Harbour lines today - Times of India|
|2019-09-15||Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Thinks Thane Eugene Cesar Killed His Father And Is Out To Prove It - YourTango|
|2019-09-15||Thane: Baby born on train, cord cut with broken bangle - Times of India|
Thane: Baby born on train, cord cut with broken bangle Updated: Sep 15, 2019, 6:06 IST : THANE: A pregnant woman on her way to hospital delivered a boy on a moving train around 8 pm on Saturday. Her mother and mother-in-law who were chaperoning her helped deliver the baby. They cut the umbilical cord using a broken bangle. The woman from Ghansoli, Mangal Kale, then travelled back towards home in a crowded train for nearly 40 minutes with the newborn when commuters alerted railway authorities at Thane. Initially, while on their way to a hospital in Worli for Mangal's delivery, the three women got into a general compartment of a slow train at Thane when Mangal went into labour and the baby started crowning. Her mother and mother-in-law helped deliver the newborn as the train reached Matunga. After cutting the umbilical cord using a broken bangle, they clamped the cord with cloth to stop the blood flow, said Dr Rahul Ghule of the Re 1 clinic at Thane. They then headed back home to Ghansoli instead of going to a hospital. As Mangal felt ill, women commuters on the train helped her alight at Thane and took her to the medical room at the station.
|2019-09-15||Dombivli bridge shut from today - Times of India|
Dombivli bridge shut from today Updated: Sep 15, 2019, 9:02 IST : KALYAN: The KDMC will close the 1980-built Dombivli bridge on Kopar side from Sunday. This will affect the public who have to use the Thakurli bridge, which is around 1.5km away. The traffic police have decided to close the bridge from Sunday.
|2019-09-15||Netas on spree to get into BJP - Times of India|
Netas on spree to get into BJP Updated: Sep 15, 2019, 9:38 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Ahead of state assembly elections, several local level leaders from various political parties in Ulhasnagar have made a beeline for BJP. Politicians, who joined BJP in the presence of state minister Ravindra Chavan on Saturday, were Vinod Talreja, former Ulhasnagar deputy mayor Prithvi Valecha, ex-NCP corporator Ganpat Yedke; Ram Wadhwa, Naresh Durgani and Dholu Nathani. The BJP is yet to decide who will contest from Ulhasnagar and is also in contact with sitting NCP MLA Jyoti Kalani. Sources said ex-MLA and Ulhasnagar BJP city president Kumar Ailani may be given a ticket.
|2019-09-14||One injured in pothole-related accident in Kalyan - Times of India|
One injured in pothole-related accident in Kalyan Updated: Sep 14, 2019, 12:17 IST : KALYAN: In a potholes related incident, a Kalyan based bank staff Rajendra More (42) suffered injuries on his head while in another incident, a 30-year-old Swapnil Bhave survived after he fell off his motorcycle when it hit a pothole in Ambernath. The vehicle coming behind him stopped in time or else it could be fatal. The first incident took place on Wednesday evening on Malang road in Kalyan's Nevali area when More, a resident of Lokgram area in Kalyan (East) was returning home from Navi Mumbai with his friend Ganesh on a motorcycle. His family members said near Nevali area More's motorcycle hit a big pothole on the road and he lost balance and fell down suffering injuries on his head. The passerby rushed the injured to a nearby private hospital where he suffered 12 stitches on his head. Rajendra's friend Uday Rasal said, The KDMC (Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation) had failed to fill potholes in twin Kalyan-Dombivli city as on the same road two years ago a girl Prajakta Fulore had died due to potholes. Similarly, in Ambernath, a 30-year-old Bhave who was returning his home from office on motorcycle fell on road after his motorcycle skid due to potholes on Hutatma chowk in Ambernath. In Kalyan-Dombivli, Ambernath and Bhiwandi area of Thane district this year, so far, around five people have died and many have injured due to potholes on roads as the civic body has failed to fill potholes.
|2019-09-14||Maharashtra: Ahead of assembly elections, many local leaders join BJP at Ulhasnagar - Times of India|
|2019-09-14||Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to have 12 stations: Details here - Livemint|
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train line will likely to begin by March 2020 Updated: 14 Sep 2019, 01:08 PM IST : The bullet train will run at a speed of 320 kmph and cover the Mumbai-Ahmedabad distance in an expected three hoursUpon completion, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will make 70 trips, 35 on each side between 6 am till 12 am.
|2019-09-14||25-year-old drowns off Chowpatty, teen in Thane - Times of India|
25-year-old drowns off Chowpatty, teen in Thane Updated: Sep 14, 2019, 9:40 IST : THANE: A youth drowned, while another was rescued from the sea at Girgaum Chowpatty during Ganpati immersions on Friday. According to the civic disaster management officials, on Friday afternoon, they received an alert about two people struggling in the sea. While Vaijunath Waghamare (55) and Dinesh (25) were got out of the water. Waghmare survived, but Dinesh, who was rushed to JJ Hospital, was declared brought dead. On Thursday, a 15-year-old boy from Kasara, Kalpesh Jadhav, drowned while immersing a Ganpati idol in Thane.
|2019-09-14||Mega block on Central Line, Harbour Line on Sunday; list of services to be affected - Mumbai Mirror|
Mega block on Central Line, Harbour Line on Sunday; list of services to be affected Updated: Sep 14, 2019, 14:40 IST : The Central Railway authorities have announced a mega block on the main line and harbour line on September 15, Sunday, in order to carry out repair and maintenance work. According to the statement released by CR, slow and semi-fast line services leaving Kalyan between 10:48 am and 3:51 pm will be diverted to fast line between Kalyan and Mulund stations and further re-diverted on slow line from Mulund station. Slow train services will not be available at Thakurli, Kopar, Mumbra and Kalva stations. Passengers of these stations are permitted to travel via Thane, Diva, Dombivali and Kalyan stations. In addition to this, the fast trains leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) between 10:05 am and 2:54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations, along with their respective scheduled halts. They will arrive at their destinations 15 minutes behind the regular schedule. Also, fast trains leaving Kalyan between 11:23 am and 4.02 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive at their destinations 15 minutes behind schedule. Owing to the mega block, all slow locals arriving and leaving CSMT between 11 am and 5 pm will arrive at their destinations 10 minutes behind schedule. Changes in harbour line: All harbour line services for CSMT, leaving Panvel and Belapur between 11:06 am and 4:01 pm and services to Belapur and Panvel leaving CSMT from 10:03 am to 3:16 pm, will remain suspended. Trans-Harbour line services for Thane, leaving Panvel and Belapur from 10:12 am to 3:53 pm and trans-harbour train services for Panvel leaving Thane between 11:14 am and 3:20 pm will also remain suspended. Harbour line services to Bandra and Goregaon leaving CSMT between 9:56 am and 3:48 pm and those trains for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving from Goregaon and Bandra between 10:45 am and 4:01 pm are cancelled. The entire Panvel to Andheri local train services will be suspended. However, special services will be run between CSMT and Vashi during the block period. However, trans-harbour services will be available between Thane to Nerul and Vashi. Due to mega block, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. The CR has requested commuters not to take any risks while travelling and to avoid travelling on footboard and rooftop.
|2019-09-14||Mumbai Mega Block on September 15: Services on Central and Harbour Line to Remain Affected for 5 Hours - India.com News|
Mumbai Mega Block on September 15: Services on Central and Harbour Line to Remain Affected for 5 Hours Updated: September 14, 2019 9:13 PM IST : New Delhi: Central Railway (CR) will carry out a mega block on the Main line and Harbour line to carry out repair and maintenance work. In a statement, the CR announced changes in schedule, diversion etc. that will take place on the two lines due to mega block. CENTRAL LINE Kalyan-Thane slow line services to operate from 11:20 AM to 3:50 PM. Slow and semi-fast line services leaving Kalyan between 10:48 AM and 3:51 PM will be diverted to fast line between Kalyan and Mulund stations and then re-diverted to slow line from Mulund station. There will be no slow services at Thakurli, Kopar, Mumbra and Kalva stations. Passengers of these stations can travel via Thane, Diva, Dombivali and Kalyan. Further, fast trains leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) between 10:05 AM and 2:54 PM, will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva, along with their respective scheduled halts. They will reach their destinations 15 minutes behind schedule. Also, fast trains leaving Kalyan between 11:23 AM and 4:02 PM will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla besides their respective scheduled halts and reach their destinations 15 minutes behind schedule. Due to the mega block, all locals arriving and leaving CSMT between 11 AM and 5 PM will reach their destinations 10 minutes behind schedule. HARBOUR LINE Mega block on Vashi-Panvel Up and Down lines from 11:30 AM to 4 PM; between Mahim and Goregaon from 11 AM to 4 PM All Harbour line services for CSMT, leaving Panvel and Belapur between 11:06 AM and 4:01 PM and those in reverse direction will from 10:03 AM 3:16 PM will remain suspended. Trans Harbour line services from Thane, leaving Panvel and Belapur between 10:12 AM and 3:53 PM and those in reverse direction between 11:14 AM and 3:20 PM will also remain suspended. Harbour line services from CSMT to Bandra and Goregaon from 9:56 AM to 3:48 PM and those in reverse direction between 10:45 AM and 4:01 PM are cancelled. Local services from Panvel to Andheri will be entirely suspended. However, special services will be run from CSMT to Vashi during the bock period. However, Trans Harbour services between Thane to Nerul and Vashi will be available. As per the CR advisory, local trains will be overcrowded due to mega block on Sunday. Hence, passengers have been adviced not to travel on the footboard and rooftop.
|2019-09-14||Sena-BJP alliance will continue: Thackeray - Free Press Journal|
Sena-BJP alliance will continue: Thackeray Thane: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the alliance between his party and the BJP would continue. The ruling parties are currently holding deliberations to finalise a seat-sharing formula ahead of the assembly election, whose schedule is yet to be announced officially. Thackeray launched a number of civic projects for Thane at a function held at Ram Ganesh Gadkari auditorium which was attended by party leaders, elected representatives and officials of the party-ruled Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). “The BJP and the Sena are in alliance right now and the same will continue,” Thackeray said. The Sena chief had last week said in the presence of PM Modi in Mumbai the alliance between his party and the BJP was “inevitable” and it would return to power again. On the occasion, the Sena chief unveiled a draft plan for the 576-bed civic-run super-speciality hospital, which will be developed at the cost of Rs 316 crore. He inaugurated VD Savarkar memorial pillar on the premises of the auditorium and later a hospital and a cardiac centre. Thackeray performed the foundation stone laying for a school being constructed by an NGO and also inaugurated the renovated crematorium at Jawhar Baugh locality. He said the villages in the state should be linked to the district hospital through a communication link.
|2019-09-14||BJP’S JP Nadda in Mumbai today - Free Press Journal|
BJP’S JP Nadda in Mumbai today New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party working president Jagat Prakash Nadda will be on a 2-day tour of Maharashtra from Saturday to attend several functions, including a public meeting at Thane on Article 370 abrogation Sunday evening. After reaching Mumbai on Saturday evening, he will hold a meeting with the state party office-bearers and workers at Dadar. He will start his Sunday with prayers in the morning at the Siddhi Vinayak Mandir and then hold discussions with Swami Narain Mandir chief Prasann Muni. He also has two engagements with the office-bearers and workers of Thane and Konkan areas before addressing a public meeting in the evening at Gadkari Rangaytan in Thane.
|2019-09-14||First phase of Thane waterfront project to be ready in December - Hindustan Times|
First phase of Thane waterfront project to be ready in December Updated: Sep 15, 2019 04:17 IST : With the Bombay high court recently giving its nod for the development of eight waterfronts in Thane, the civic commissioner is pushing to complete the first phase of the project before December this year. In the first phase, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)?plans to develop stretches of 300 to 500 metres along each waterfront. Promenades, walkways, gazebos, ghats and seating arrangement will be built. The project was stalled due to a petition filed by environmentalists, opposing the project. Last week, the Bombay high court asked TMC to go ahead with the waterfront project provided it has all permissions and also complies to all the 12 Maharashtra Coastal Zonal Management Authority’s (MCZMA) conditions. The court had also given directives to the MCZMA to supervise the work and visit the site every six months to check if the norms are followed. TMC assured the court that all permissions have been taken and not a single tree would be affected in the project. The petition was filed by activist Rohit Joshi along with NGO Vanashakti, claiming that the reclamation of land for Gaimukh chowpatty had led to flooding at Gaimukh during heavy rain. The petitioners also claimed that mangroves were destroyed as TMC dumped debris. They also alleged that TMC?had no permission for the waterfront project. A TMC official requesting anonymity said, “The court has asked us to go ahead with the project after ensuring the project does not affect the environment. The project aims at conserving, protecting and beautifying creek fronts in the city. The project is undertaken under the Smart City Limited which has approved the plan of all the eight waterfronts. MCZMA also had given its approval for the project in March.” The court had stayed the project for more than a year after the petition was filed. “We had filed a petition in the court, seeking permission to start work on August 9. The court approved our petition on September 9. Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal met officials to chalk out the plan. Information on all permissions will be displayed at all waterfronts. He also gave directives to complete the first phase in December.” TMC has completed the first phase of Gaimukh chowpatty while the work of Retibunder chowpatty is underway.
|2019-09-14||53 tonnes of floral waste collected during Ganeshotsav in Thane - Hindustan Times|
53 tonnes of floral waste collected during Ganeshotsav in Thane Updated: Sep 15, 2019 04:22 IST : Around 53 tonnes of floral waste was collected during Ganeshotsav— an increase of 6 tonnes from last year. There was around 80% decrease in plastic waste and thermocol was not used in decorations this year. Officials and activists attributed this to increased awareness among devotees. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) along with an NGO, Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth, collected floral waste generated during the festival to convert them into fertilisers at a unit set up in Kopri. Scouts and guides from Little Flower High School conducted a clean-up drive in Thane on Friday. Students collected 30 bags of floral waste in three hours. The waste was handed over to the TMC. “Our teachers explained to us how waste management will help beautify the city,” said Rashi Parab, a student of Class 7 at Little Flower High School. A TMC official said, “A notable decrease in usage of plastic and thermocol was seen this year during the Ganpati festival.” “The usage of plastic among the floral waste had reduced by 80% this year,” he added. Bhatu Sawant, CEO, Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth, said, “In the last 10 days, around 53 tonnes of floral waste was collected. Last year, 47 tonnes were collected. Increased social awareness could be the reason for the increase in amount of floral waste.” Volunteers from Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Sangh collected floral waste from Railadevi lake.
|2019-09-14||Grabbing a byte? Robot servers chip in - Times of India|
|2019-09-14||Real-time traffic signal plan in Thane backfires - Hindustan Times|
Real-time traffic signal plan in Thane backfires Updated: Sep 15, 2019 04:30 IST : The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)?and traffic department’s experiment of installing signals that worked based on real-time traffic monitoring at two important junctions has been stopped within 10 days of being set up. This is because the real-time traffic monitoring worsened congestion instead of resolving it. The real-time traffic monitoring system was installed at the Nitin Company and Teen Haath Naka junctions on a trial basis on September 4. Officials pulled it down on Friday. “In the coming week, civic officials and traffic department will discuss the issue and decide whether the real-time traffic system should continue or not,” said Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, Thane traffic department. “The system was supposed to give the signal depending on the traffic on the particular lane near the junction. However, the signal took more time than usual to release traffic in each lane,” said a traffic official from Thane. According to traffic officials, a normal signal takes 40 to 50 seconds to clear each lane of the junction. However, as the real-time traffic system works depending on the number of vehicles in each lane at a particular time, this could increase the waiting time to above 80 seconds. The congestion at Nitin Company junction affected other routes as well as it is connected to the main highway, another TMC official said. It also affected other internal routes in the city, which have bus stops along the way, he said. “Every half an hour, the traffic police had to stop the system to ease traffic,” the official said.
|2019-09-14||Mumbai woman delivers baby on-board local train - Hindustan Times|
Mumbai woman delivers baby on-board local train Updated: Sep 15, 2019 05:32 IST : A pregnant woman on Saturday delivered a baby on-board a local train here. The woman, Mangal Kishore Kale was travelling from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane station when she experienced pain in her abdomen. The lady went into labour and delivered a baby boy while the train was en route for Thane railway station. She was later brought to Railway’s One Rupee Clinic at Thane railway station for emergency treatment where both mother and child were attended by on-duty doctor. They were later shifted to a government hospital after being provided basic medical assistance at the railway station clinic This is 9th time, Railway’s One Rupee Clinic has done or assisted in a successful delivery.
|2019-09-14||Underpass on Thane-Belapur Road ready, but residents cannot use it till January - Hindustan Times|
Underpass on Thane-Belapur Road ready, but residents cannot use it till January Updated: Sep 15, 2019 04:06 IST : The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) completed work on an underpass on Thane-Belapur road at Airoli in June. However, the civic body officials have said it will take another four months — till January — to throw it open to the public as a small road connecting the subway and an arterial road going towards the MIDC corridor, has not been built yet. The underpass, which connects the T-junction of the Mulund-Airoli link road to the MIDC corridor, was approved by the general body last year. A budget of Rs 11 crore was set aside for it. A senior official of NMMC on condition of anonymity said, “There were no delays in starting work on the underpass and we completed it in the first week of June. A road to reach the underpass from the residential areas of Airoli and Rabale is already there. But we will have to build a small road of around 300 metres to connect the other end of the underpass to an arterial road in the MIDC area. ..we will be able to open the underpass to the public only in December or in January next year.” When asked why the work on the road was not started earlier, the official said, “It was not possible to concentrate both on the underpass and the road at the same time. It’s troublesome to dig and level the area for developing the road during heavy rainfall.” Siddharth Mane, 38, an activist from Airoli, said, “Hundreds of people from Airoli like us get stuck in traffic jam while crossing that junction. At times, it takes 15-20 minutes just to cross the junction. The civic body should not have taken so much time to complete the road and the underpass.” Manish Pandey, 43, an Airoli resident, said, “The road to connect the underpass and the MIDC road was already in the planning of NMMC. If it’s not possible to do such work during rain, they should have done it before the onset of monsoon.”
|2019-09-13||2 held for gang-rape of 25-year-old woman in Thane - India Today|
2 held for gang-rape of 25-year-old woman in Thane UPDATED: September 13, 2019 14:04 IST : Two people have been arrested in Bhiwandi in Thane district for allegedly gang-raping a 25-year-old woman, police said on Friday. The incident happened on September 11 in the bushes close to Bhiwandi railway station, a Narpoli police station official said. "The crime was carried out by four people. Two have been held while the other two are on the run," he added.
|2019-09-13||Former driver held for robbing Thane man of Rs 2L at gun-point - Hindustan Times|
Former driver held for robbing Thane man of Rs 2L at gun-point Updated: Sep 14, 2019 02:57 IST : A sticker on a white car led the Thane police to trace a gang of robbers, who looted a Thane resident of ?2 lakh at gun-point on September 3. The gang had followed Thomas Kutti’s, 53, car from Viviana Mall in Majiwada to Cine Wonder Mall in Kapurbawdi and assaulted him and his driver. They looted the cash. The police said the main accused is a former employee of Kutti who knew his schedule and also the days he carried huge amount of cash to his house. Abhimanyu Patil, 23, Taufik Shaikh, 21, Ganesh Indulkar, 22, Utkarsh Dhumal, 21, Gurunath Chavan, 22, and Rahul Devendra Guher, 22, were arrested. Two others, Chetan Kamble and Roshan Telange, are absconding. On September 3, Kutti was returning from his workplace in Vikroli to his house at Brahmand, carrying Rs 2 lakh. He wanted to deposit the cash the next day. A white Wagon R, with four men inside it, tried to stop Kutti’s car, shouting that the car had caused an accident near Majiwada. Kutti’s driver sped away but they chased him till Cine Wonder service road. The accused overtook the car and stopped it. The four accused got out of the car and pointed a gun at the driver. They assaulted Kutti and snatched the money. Jitendra Rathod, senior police inspector of Chitalsar police station, said, “The car used for the robbery was stolen and had no number plate. The complainant had noted a sticker on the car which had two Marathi words written on it. We began searching for the car and checking for people who knew Kutti’s schedule. The accused were arrested within two days of the robbery.” The police traced the car and also Patil who was Kutti’s driver for three to four years ago. “He was unemployed. He knew the days when Kutti carried huge amount of cash with him. He roped in other youngsters staying in his vicinity at Azadnagar and Koknipada.” The police have arrested six out of the eight accused.
|2019-09-13||Activist wants action against traffic dept over signboards nailed on trees in Thane - Hindustan Times|
Activist wants action against traffic dept over signboards nailed on trees in Thane Updated: Sep 14, 2019 01:03 IST : A Thane-based activist has claimed that the traffic department has violated the Tree Act by nailing ‘No parking’ signboards on trees at several spots in the city. Activist Rajiv Dutta has written to the Thane police commissioner and other agencies demanding action be taken over harming the trees. “I have written to the officials about authorities nailing signboards on trees. I have mentioned in the letter that the traffic department’s action is a violation of the Tree Act, National Green Tribunal rulings and High Court orders,” said Dutta. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) confirmed it has received a letter from the activist on the issue. “We received the letter by the activist about nailing signboards on trees. The matter will be forwarded to the tree department and accordingly action will be taken,” said a senior official from the TMC. Despite repeated attempts, traffic officers were unavailable for comment. Dutta has taken photos of signboards on trees and forwarded them with the letters as proof. “One signboard has been nailed on trees near Thane Police School, Mahagiri. I have submitted the photos with my letter as proof,” said Dutta. “Around 12 to 15 trees in the city have such signboards nailed on them. By law, the civic body is supposed to take action by filing an FIR against violators of the Tree Act. However, I have not received a reply to my letters,” he added. Meanwhile, the signboards have been ignored by residents, who continue to violate rules by parking vehicles just below the signboards.
|2019-09-13||Thane has more potholes this year: Survey - Hindustan Times|
Thane has more potholes this year:?Survey Updated: Sep 14, 2019 03:15 IST : More than 3,000 potholes have surfaced after heavy downpour this month, as per a recent survey of potholes released by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). The civic body claimed to have filled more than 2,911 potholes since the start of Ganeshotsav while the work of filling remaining potholes is underway. The survey says the city has only 226 potholes. After receiving lot of flak for potholed roads, Thane Municipal Corporation has started filling potholes work after August 20, during a dry spell. Most potholes re-appeared just before the festive season, when heavy rain lashed the city. On September 11, TMC carried out a survey of potholes across all wards. A TMC official said, “As per the survey, there were 3,137 potholes across the city on an area of 5,636 square metre. In the last 10 days, despite heavy rains, we have tried to fill as many potholes as possible to ensure a smooth Ganeshotsav. Around 2,911 potholes were filled in the festive season. The work of repairing the roads is in process and we will try to fill all potholes.” As per the survey, the worst affected ward was the Majiwada Manpada ward with 642 potholes followed by 524 potholes at Uthalsar and 501 potholes in Diva. The official added, “Most of the Majiwada-Manpada area has posh residential societies and witnesses heavy traffic. We recently dug up the service road for sewage work and so there are many potholes on the service road. We plan to concretise most of the roads after monsoon using the UTWT technique.” The condition of roads has worsened this year, which the corporation blames on the heavy downpour. Compared to the previous years when potholes numbered around 1,500, it has risen to more than 3,000 potholes this year. City engineer Ravindra Khadtale said, “We had been filling potholes throughout Ganeshotsav. The work of filling the potholes was going on throughout the night on September 11 and 12, especially on the roads leading to immersion ghats. All officials were told to be on the roads to supervise repair work on the last two days.” Residents said they still commuter on bumpy roads. Shekhar Das, 55, resident of Ghodbunder, said, “There is no point in filling potholes during rain. Instead, efforts should be taken throughout the year to ensure roads are repaired. After monsoon, everything is forgotten. TMC undertakes road repair work only in May, just before monsoon. It should be an on-going work. Moreover, the corporation should blacklist contractors who have repaired roads using substandard materials.” Some of the busy areas riddled with potholes are Court Naka junction, Castle Mill junction, Ghodbunder service Road, Teen Hath Naka and the road near Police School in Kharkar Alley.
|2019-09-13||Thane: Woman gang-raped in Bhiwandi, brother-in-law among 4 arrested - Times of India|
Thane: Woman gang-raped in Bhiwandi, brother-in-law among 4 arrested Updated: Sep 13, 2019, 17:28 IST : BHIWANDI: The Narpoli police of Bhiwandi in the Thane district of Maharashtra have arrested four persons, including the brother-in-law and two minor boys, for allegedly gang-raping a 25-year-old woman in the city. The minors were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board on Friday and were sent to the juvenile home for crime. The police sources said that the incident took place on Wednesday evening when victim's brother-in-law (husband's brother) had taken the victim to an isolated place near Bhiwandi railway station where he forcefully raped her. Police said when the accused was committing the crime, three other accused, passing by, saw both of them. After assaulting the victim's brother-in-law, two out of the three then gang-raped the victim. Following the incident, the victim approached the local Narpoli police who first arrested the brother-in-law of the victim and then formed separate teams and by Thursday night, arrested the other three. (The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault).
|2019-09-13||Lions Spotted in Thane? No, the Video Is From Gujarat’s Junagadh - The Quint|
|2019-09-13||Thane: 6 held for robbing man of Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint - Mumbai Mirror|
Thane: 6 held for robbing man of Rs 2 lakh at gunpointYou are in an offline modeThane: 6 held for robbing man of Rs 2 lakh at gunpointPTI | Updated: Sep 13, 2019, 11:52 ISTPrint this articleReduce font sizeIncrease font sizeShareRepresentational imageThane: Six persons were arrested in Thane in Maharashtra for robbing a man of Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint, police said on Friday. The incident took place in the intervening night of September 3 and September 4 on arterial GB Road here, an official said. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Vartak Nagar) Pankaj N Shirsath identified the six accused as Abhimanyu Patil (23), who once worked as the victim's driver, junior college student Toufique Shaikh (21), mathadi worker Ganesh Indulkar (22), Utkarsha Dhumal (21), Gurunath Balu Chavan (22) and Rahul Devendra (22). Two others identified as Chetan Kamble and Roshan Telange, are on the run and efforts are on to nab them, he added. "The main accused Abhimanyu Patil wanted money for his birthday celebrations on September 24. Another accused, Ganesh Indulkar wanted money for anticipatory bail. So they made this plan to loot Patil's former employer," the ACP said. RELATED NEWSMumbai weather update: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane a...Sep 09, 2019Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Pune and Satara to...Sep 05, 2019Maharashtra Assembly polls: Manoj Tiwari to campaign in Mumbai, walks...Aug 29, 2019 3 & 4BHK apartment located in Whitefield @90.48L!Assetz MarqBuy 3BHK home for the price of 2BHK only!VAJRAM GROUPDoctors Unveiled A Secret Of Weight Loss (Upto 1 Kg Per Day)NutralyfeGroHair - based on a Nobel prize winning hair technologyDr. Batra’s1 Crore Term Plan @ ? 490/MonthPolicybazaarM.Tech. Data Science & Engg. for working professionalsBITS Pilani This ?6500 bitcoin investment is making Indians rich.Daily NewsJoin Bangalore's 1st affordable luxury holiday clubRosetta by Ferns Choose only the best pre-school for your little onesLittle EllyMy son can’t bear this immense pain any longer, please help!KETTOGet 3rd night free. Stay for 3 nights and pay for 2.HyattPLOTS STARTING FROM 72 LAKH* IN DEVANAHALLI, BANGALORE!Godrej Reserve, Devanahalli
|2019-09-13||Two arrested for gangraping woman in Thane - United News of India|
Two arrested for gangraping woman in Thane Thane, Sep 13 (UNI) : Two people have been arrested on charges of gangraping a woman in this district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday. The 25-year-old woman, resident of Bhiwandi, was gangraped on September 11 afternoon near Bhiwandi railway station. A case under section 376 of the IPC was registered against four accused, of which two have been arrested.
|2019-09-13||Man drowns during Ganesh idol immersion in Thane - United News of India|
|2019-09-13||'Kidnapped' Satara man rescued near Thane - Times of India|
'Kidnapped' Satara man rescued near Thane Updated: Sep 13, 2019, 11:46 IST : THANE: Two persons from Satara were arrested for kidnapping a 40-year-old man who was rescued by the Thane police team early on Wednesday. The police said the victim, Vishal Pilaware, a resident of Satara had borrowed some money from the accused a couple of months ago. The accused were demanding to give him back the amount but the victim could not pay them. Hence the accused on Tuesday told him to accompany the duo, who came to Thane and kept him confined in the vicinity of Vitawa, said a police officer privy to the probe. Back home in Satara, Pilaware's family got tensed after he went missing abruptly and in a while one of his family members received a call from the accused. The duo demanded Rs 2 lakh for his safe release. His family immediately approached the Shahupuri police station and registered a case of kidnapping as well as extortion, said a police officer. During the technical analysis of the phone number from which the accused had called up the family members, they found the location in the vicinity of Vitawa in Kalwa area. Hence a police team from Zone-1 was dispatched following the assistance sought by supritendent of police of Satara from Thane police commissioner. The team led by assistant inspector Ashok Bhandare started to map their location in and around the vicinity of the Vitawa and another team went to the spot and found trio loitering and even the victim was too tired and looked hapless. The police spread out around the vicinity and trapped the duo. The police then contacted the Satara police who took the custody of the duo and went back for the further investigations. Mugutlal Patil, in-charge of Shahupuri police station refused to divulge any details on the identity of the accused. A case has been registered at Shahupuri police station under Section 365 (Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person) and Section 387 (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion) of Indian Penal code.
|2019-09-13||RFK, Jr is not convinced Sirhan Sirhan killed his father - IrishCentral|
|2019-09-13||Ganpati immersions: 18 dead across Maharashtra - India Today|
Ganpati immersions: 18 dead across Maharashtra UPDATED: September 13, 2019 12:40 IST : At least 18 persons drowned in separate incidents during immersion of Ganesh idols across Maharashtra, police said on Friday. Immersions, which began on Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday, continued into Friday morning in several parts of Mumbai, Pune and Sangli, officials said. Drowning incidents were reported in 11 districts comprising Amravati, Nashik, Thane, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Dhule, Bhandara, Nanded, Ahmednagar, Akola and Satara, an official said, adding that 18 persons lost their lives in these.The deaths include four in Amravati, three in Ratnagiri, two each in Nashik, Sindhudurg and Satara, one each in Thane, Dhule, Buldhana, Akola and Bhandara.In neighbouring Thane, a 15-year-old boy, identified as Kalpesh Jadhav of Kasara, drowned while immersing a Ganpati idol. The incident took place around 7:30pm on Thursday, an official said. Bodies of four persons taking part in immersion on Thursday in Purna river in Amravati's Watole Shukleshwar village were fished out, he said. In Nashik, two persons drowned, three were rescued while one was missing, police said. The deceased were identified as Prashant Patil (38), who drowned near Ramkund, a bathing ghat on the banks of the Godavari river, in Nashik city, and Yuvraj Rathod (28), who drowned in a pond at Pahine village near the temple town of Trimbakeshwar. Lifeguards and fire brigade jawans rescued three persons near Someshwar waterfall in Nashik. A man identified as Soma Shivanakar drowned in a pond at Dolsar village of Bhandara district, a police official said. Chaitnya Shinde (20), a resident of Malkapur, was washed away in Koyna river at Karad in Satara district. In Akola, Vicky More (27) was feared drowned during immersion in a water-filled quarry, an official said, adding that the area had been fenced off but devotees cut the fence to immerse idols.
|2019-09-12||Thane Eugene Cesar: RFK Jr. Calls Him Possible Assassin - Heavy.com|
|2019-09-12||Lions spotted in Junagadh, Gujarat shared as Thane, Maharashtra - Alt News|
Lions spotted in Junagadh, Gujarat shared as Thane, Maharashtra 12th September 2019 : A video showing lions walking in an area with human settlements is viral with the claim that the incident took place on Ghodbunder road in Thane, Maharashtra.
|2019-09-12||Aarey protest fallout? Thane green zone spared, Metro 4 yard relocated - Times of India|
Aarey protest fallout? Thane green zone spared, Metro 4 yard relocated Updated: Sep 12, 2019, 9:16 IST : THANE: As protests mount over tree-cutting in Aarey, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has shelved a plan to build the Metro 4 yard and allied facilities in a green zone in Owale in Thane. A notification, issued on August 30, says the yard and the allied facilities will now come up in Mogharpada across Ghodbunder Road. The decision means that 40 hectares of green cover can breathe easy. The MMRDA, however, has maintained acquisition hurdles in the green zone as the reasons for relocation. A source, however, said MMRDA was not keen on attracting the ire of green activists over the possible cutting of trees in Owale for Metro 4 between Kasarwadavli and Wadala. MMRDA commissioner R A Rajeev said, “The Owale land is under private ownership. We are shifting to government land in Mogharpada.” Officials said MMRDA had sought over 40 hectares in Owale for the Metro facilities and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had given an approval to modify green and residential zone there. A state government approval was sought in 2017. However, financial constraints and a possibility of opposition from activists prompted the authority to plan relocation, they added. MMRDA then identified a government plot in Mogharpada and sent a recommendation to the state to nullify the Owale proposal. Accordingly, the urban development department, on August 30, issued the notification, which says the MMRDA and TMC have claimed high costs of acquisition in Owale that could prove a deterrent for on-time completion of the project. The deadline for the Metro 4 route is 2023. Also, as MMRDA was dragged to the court in 2012 by some builders over the Owale plan, it had told the HC last month that the Metro facilities will be relocated to Mogharpada. “The builders want to build bungalows in Owale as 0.5 FSI is permitted for construction in green zones,” said a civic official.
|2019-09-12||15 Shiv Sena workers ransack neta's office, booked - Times of India|
15 Shiv Sena workers ransack neta's office, booked Updated: Sep 12, 2019, 12:14 IST : BADLAPUR: Fifteen Shiv Sena workers have been booked for allegedly vandalizing the office and vehicle of their party corporator, Shailesh Wadnere, from Badlapur and also assaulting his supporters on Wednesday. The accused include the party's city chief Waman Mahatre and his brother Tukaram. The accused allegedly beat up Wadnere's supporters when they tried to stop the accused from trying to set fire to the office, said an official of Badlapur (east) police station. Sources said that a dispute between Wadnere and Mahatre's groups of supporters. Waman Mahatre, a senior corporator, was not too happy with Wadnere's growing popularity, said a source. Wadnere's complaint states that at a civic meeting on Wednesday, there was a tiff when supporters of both sides clashed. Waman on his part said that Wadnere's work was against the party's line. The police have deployed personnel in the area due to tension around.
|2019-09-12||Robert F Kennedy assassinated by Thane Eugene Cesar and Sirhan Sirhan says RFK Jr - Daily Mail|
|2019-09-12||Thane: From modaks to mehndi, 15 Japanese students gets taste of Ganeshotsav - Times of India|
Thane: From modaks to mehndi, 15 Japanese students gets taste of Ganeshotsav Updated: Sep 12, 2019, 8:21 IST : Thane's Vidya Prasarak Mandal's Polytechnic Institute have found a keen audience: 15 Japanese students sporting Barbie umbrellas and face masks and trying to process India. I saw a donkey here," muses Yasuko Miyagawa, one of the two excursion leaders who seemed to need her hand-fan for relief from the sweaty city as well as its sensory overload. From sampling modaks on a home visit to learning that the crunchy topping on poha is called sev, the Kyoto Sangyo University students-who coincided their culture studies visit with Ganeshotsav-seem well en route to satiating their hunger for knowledge of Indian culture. Since September 1, their days have been a blur of yoga sessions, Hindi classes, English lessons with movie screenings, spicy vegetarian meals and dance showcases. Today, ten days in, though the henna applied on their hands by law college students is fading, the memories of discovering that tiklis are for girls only and incessant honking are still fresh. If Shiena Ishihara demurely confesses her love for achar, Sakura Koyama searches her phone for a picture of samosas while trying to remember what the dish she so relished recently was called. Phir milenge, says Koyama prematurely, while showing off the Hindi she has picked up. While the trip confirmed Ishihara's perception of Indians as intelligent, it also dismantled stereotypes for many others. Some students thought the country was unsafe and unclean and that people cheat you here. But they realised reality is different, said professor of culture studies Kiyokuni Shiga, adding that the team included, besides his own humanities students, a female Math student and a female student learning English in the US whose parents would not have let them visit India on their own. On his tenth visit to India, Shiga, who wears kurtas in Japan while inducting students to his course, finds many spiritual parallels between the two countries including concepts such as guru-shishya parampara and atithi devo bhava. In fact, the latter has an exact Japanese equivalent, he tells us. It's called Omonetashi. Perhaps it's this concept that's fooling guest student Ayano Horiuchi into believing that Indians are warmer and kinder than the Japanese. Indian passengers can become friends with each other on the train, says Horiuchi. You will never see that happening in Japan. Over two days of dancing in the bus and translating on cue, Atharva Deshpande, the only Japanese-conversant mass media student volunteer, says he feels an easy camaraderie with the students. We assumed they would be introverts but we mingled as if we are childhood friends, says Deshpande, who found himself explaining why Indians liked to dance so much. Professor Prashant Dharmadhikari, who has been teaching conversational English in deliberately performative post-lunch sessions, the cultural exchange programme is a consistent reminder of the redundancy of the colonising language he teaches. Japan is the third largest economy despite a majority of the population not knowing English, says Dharmadhikari, who finds his Japanese students to be anti-matter of his talkative Indian students. "They are calm and sensitive, he says.
|2019-09-11||Godrej fined for promoting project without registration - Mumbai Mirror|
Godrej fined for promoting project without registration Updated: Sep 11, 2019, 06:16 IST : Godrej tendered an unconditional apology for its ‘inadvertant error’The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on Godrej Properties for putting up 30 hoardings of their new project in Thane without first registering it. The authority summoned Godrej Properties for a hearing after complainant Aditya Bothra brought the discrepancy to its notice. The developer had unleashed a pre-launch marketing campaign advertising its new project without first registering it as an ongoing real estate project on the MahaRERA online portal. Himanshu Joshi, a Godrej Properties representative, appeared before MahaRERA chairperson Gautam Chartterjee during the hearing recently and accepted that the company had put up 30 billboards at multiple locations in Mumbai and Thane for their real estate projects. Joshi, however, argued that these billboards may not be treated as advertisements violating the law as the billboards also displayed a specific disclaimer. He said the billboards displayed a disclaimer stating that the information on the hoardings is neither an advertisement nor an offer for the sale of any real estate project within the ambit of RERA. "The developer shall launch and sell the flats/units only after obtaining permanent registration number from RERA," the disclaimer said. After examining the evidence, Chatterjee said that such billboards could be misleading since a potential customer like Bothra had received subsequent phone calls and was allegedly told to deposit a booking amount to block flats in the project. The chairperson stressed that such promotions can also disrupt a level playing field for competitors. During the hearing, Joshi accepted that making pre-launch announcements without obtaining MahaRERA registration number was an inadvertent error, and tendered an unconditional apology. He also said that the company would pull down all the billboards and ensure that they will not "solicit, misguide, or engage" in such pre-launch announcement in future. Though the complainant withdrew his complaint at the subsequent hearing, Chatterjee said the Authority "cannot be oblivious" to the non-compliant behaviour of the promoter company. The registration application will be approved only after this penalty is paid, Chatterjee had said in his order dated August 27.
|2019-09-11||Thane: Man gets four years RI for molesting two minor girls - Outlook India|
Thane: Man gets four years RI for molesting two minor girls 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 Last Updated at 12:18 AM : Thane, Sep 11 A district court here on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man to four years of rigorous imprisonment for molesting two minor girls in 2015. Justice D G Murumkar also imposed a fine of Rs 3,000 on the convict, Khalid Chowdhari. Additional public prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that the two girls lived in the same building. Chowdhari lived in the same locality as that of the victims. On May 15, 2015, Chowdhari followed one of the victims, who was eight years old then and returning from tuition, and touched her inappropriately, she said. Immediately afterwards, he followed the second victim. When the girl, aged nine then, was in a lift with him, he hugged her, she added. The court held Chowdhari guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.
|2019-09-11||Thane: BJP MLA complains against defamatory video posted online - Mid-day|
Thane: BJP MLA complains against defamatory video posted online Published: Sep 11, 2019, 11:36 IS : Thane: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Narendra Mehta on Wednesday has lodged a complaint with Thane police against unidentified persons for allegedly defaming him by posting online a video that contained objectionable content. The complaint filed by Mehta, the MLA from Mira-Bhayander seat says a video has been circulating since Monday on social media that purportedly shows a Ganesh 'aarti' in which some objectionable words along with his clippings have been inserted, the official at Navghar police station told news agency ANI. The MLA said that the video is aimed to defame him and hurt the feelings of his supporters. Based on the complaint, the police registered an FIR on Monday against unidentified persons under IPC Sections 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings), 500 (defamation) and 501 (printing or engraving matter is known to be defamatory). No arrests were made so far and further investigations are on.
|2019-09-11||E-civic services app to be rolled out in Varanasi post its' success in Thane - United News of India|
E-civic services app to be rolled out in Varanasi post its' success in Thane Thane, Sep 11 (UNI) : Digi Thane,the digital services for this city introduced by the Thane Municipal Corporation(TMC), will be replicated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi city, stated TMC Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on Wednesday. He made the announcement here at a function attended by the Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. He claimed that the digital platform-Digi Thane-is being used by as many as 1,70,000 registered members.
|2019-09-11||Shiv Sena-BJP alliance will continue in Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray ahead of state Assembly polls - Firstpost|
Shiv Sena-BJP alliance will continue in Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray ahead of state Assembly polls Sep 11, 2019 19:12:14 IST : Thane: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said the alliance between his party and the Bharatia Janata Party (BJP) would continue. The ruling parties are currently holding deliberations to finalise a seat-sharing formula ahead of the Assembly elections, whose schedule is yet to be announced officially. Shiv Sena-BJP alliance will continue in Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray ahead of state Assembly polls Thackeray launched a number of civic projects for Thane at a function held at Ram Ganesh Gadkari auditorium which was attended by party leaders, elected representatives and officials of the party-ruled Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). "The BJP and the Sena are in alliance right now and the same will continue," Thackeray said. The Sena chief had last week said in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai that the alliance between his party and the BJP was "inevitable" and it would return to power once again. On the occasion, the Sena chief unveiled a draft plan for the 576-bed civic-run super-speciality hospital which will be developed at the cost of Rs 316 crore. He inaugurated the VD Savarkar memorial pillar on the premises of the auditorium and later a hospital and a cardiac centre. Thackeray performed the earth-breaking ceremony for a school being constructed by an NGO and also inaugurated the renovated crematorium at Jawhar Baugh locality. He said the villages in the state should be linked to the district hospital through a communication link.
|2019-09-11||Woman sentenced to life for killing driver, fined Rs 25,000 - Times of India|
Woman sentenced to life for killing driver, fined Rs 25,000 Updated: Sep 11, 2019, 9:48 IST : THANE: A 47-year-old woman who was found guilty of killing a driver has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the district court recently. A fine amount of Rs 25,000 was also slapped on her. The second accused who was being tried in the case, Malkar Yadav, was abated from the case as he had passed away. The prosecution told the court that the woman worked in the same place as the victim, Rampal Gupta. While the victim worked as a driver, the accused used to segregate scrap. The woman had lent a loan amount of Rs 10,000 to Gupta. After a while when the accused used to ask him to retun the money, he kept dilly-dallying. She then told him that if he did not return the money then he would have to marry her. When he refused, the accused got angry and hatched a plan to kill Gupta. The accused, along with Yadav, took the victim in an auto to Navi Mumbai and stoned him to death. As many as 13 witnesses were testified in court which helped nail the accused. The woman pleases leniency on ground that she had to take care of her two children. But the judge, P P Jadhav, held the victim guilty of charges under Section 302 of the IPC. The judge convicted the victim and pronounced the life sentence. The woman had lent a loan amount of Rs 10,000 to the victim, Gupta. After a couple of days when the accused asked him to retun the money, he kept dilly-dallying. She then told him that if he did not return the money then he would have to marry her. When he refused, the accused got angry and hatched a plan to kill Gupta.
|2019-09-11||Ramdas Athawale may get snared by noise norms - Times of India|
Ramdas Athawale may get snared by noise norms Updated: Sep 11, 2019, 9:15 IST : Ramdas AthawaleUnion minister Ramdas Athawale may get into trouble for violating noise pollution norms. On Monday night, he gave a speech at 10.23pm at an RPI rally in Ulhasnagar, going against the Supreme Court's 10pm restriction. Firecrackers too were lit at the event. Athawale, who heads RPI and is junior minister for social justice and empowerment in the Modi government, was scheduled to reach Ulhasnagar earlier in the evening, but reached after 10pm. A local corporator, Bhagwan Bhalerao, who had organised the RPI rally, urged Athawale to deliver a speech, saying party workers had waited for him for around four hours. Following the incident, the police registered a case against Bhalerao and sound system operator Pramod Thorat under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal code. But an anti-noise pollution activist, Sarita Khanchandani, said she will move high court against police's inaction on Athawale. As for Bhalerao, she said he also ought to have been booked for violating noise rules. Incidentally, Bhalerao, RPI's Ulhasnagar chief, had organized the event expecting an RPI ticket to fight the state assembly polls. To his disappointment, Athawale didn't declare his candidacy directly during the short four-minute speech, only saying that he will try to get a ticket for Bhalerao after discussions with ally BJP. Asked about rule violations, Athawale told journalists that the event's organiser told him permission had been obtained for a late speech. DCP (zone 3, Thane) Pramod Shewale said that if required, action in the case will be taken against others too.
|2019-09-11||Former mayor of Kalyan-Dombivli succumbs to H1N1 - Times of India|
Former mayor of Kalyan-Dombivli succumbs to H1N1 Updated: Sep 11, 2019, 7:20 IST : KALYAN: A former mayor of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC), Kalyani Patil, succumbed to H1N1 infection on Tuesday, making her the latest victim of the viral disease in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Patil, who was associated with Shiv Sena and was twice elected as a corporator in KDMC, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital since August 14. Authorities at Thane’s Jupiter Hospital said that the 49-yearold was admitted there with respiratory failure due to pneumonia. She was subsequently diagnosed with H1N1 infection, earlier known as swine flu. “Her condition was critical due to pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affecting her lungs. She was on ventilator support throughout her treatment,” said the hospital spokesperson. The hospital added that Patil succumbed due to multiorgan failure and septic shock with ARDS on Tuesday afternoon. Patil’s last political stint was as KDMC mayor from 2013 to 2015. H1N1 has claimed 208 lives in the state this year, while over 2,200 people have been affected by the viral disease. The state had recorded 462 deaths in 2018 and 778 in 2017. State officials said that the cases and deaths have come down since an epidemic-like situation seen during March and April. “We saw majority of deaths in March and April. For instance, there were as many as 66 deaths in April alone. However, in the following months, deaths have dropped to single digit,” said Dr Pradeep Awate, the state epidemiologist. Awate said that seven deaths were reported in June and five in August. “Cases and deaths are sporadic now. This is perhaps the first death in September,” he said. Mumbai has reported four H1N1 deaths this year and over 300 cases.
|2019-09-11||After Uddhav Thackeray intervenes, TMC chief, Sena corporators bury the hatchet - Hindustan Times|
After Uddhav?Thackeray intervenes, TMC chief, Sena corporators bury the hatchet Updated: Sep 12, 2019 00:32 IST : Ahead of the state assembly elections, the on-going cold war between Shiv Sena leaders and civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has come to an end after Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray intervened in the matter. Last month, the corporators in the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had accused Jaiswal of corruption. The corporators had also proposed a no-confidence motion against Jaiswal. However, a meeting to approve the motion was not decided. Jaiswal had written to Thane mayor Meenakshi Shinde, demanding that a meeting to approve the notion should be fixed soon. A meeting was held at Matoshree on Tuesday in presence of Thane’s guardian minister Eknath Shinde, mayor, civic chief and few other Sena leaders to end the face-off. Thackeray said the ruling party and Jaiswal need to work together for the development of the city. A Shiv Sena party man, on condition of anonymity, said, “With elections just around the corner, inaugurations of developmental works were stalled owing to the spar between the corporators and the administration. Thackeray decided to mediate and asked both parties to amicably resolve the issue. In the meeting, the Sena corporators and the commissioner agreed to cooperate with each other.” Civic officials claimed as the civic chief may be transferred after the polls, he does not want to leave on a bitter note and hence agreed with Thackeray. Both Shinde and Jaiswal did not comment on the issue, but said matters between them had been resolved.
|2019-09-11||Thane youth gets 4 yrs RI for molesting 2 girls - United News of India|
Thane youth gets 4 yrs RI for molesting 2 girls Thane, Sep 11 (UNI) : A 25-year-old youth from Mira Road of the district was sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment by the district court here on Wednesday for molesting two girls. In his order the District Judge DG Murumkar also fined the accused Khalid Chowdhari a sum of Rs 3,000. Appearing for the prosecution, APP Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that the two victims were residents of the same housing complex. The accused also resided in the same locality.
|2019-09-11||Mumbai: 3 injured in Kharegaon accident - Free Press Journal|
Mumbai: 3 injured in Kharegaon accident Thane: Three people, including a three-year-old girl, suffered injuries after an auto-rickshaw and a car went off a 12-foot high hilly road, thus avoiding a head-on accident at Kharegaon on Tuesday morning. The incident took place at Kharegaon toll naka in Thane when the auto-rickshaw driver Vivek Sodhe took a wrong direction for a shorter route. He was heading towards Thane from Bhiwandi, while the car driver Anil Roshani was coming from Thane. Santosh Kadam, Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief said,"We received a call at around 10.30 am. We along with a rescue vehicle, fire brigade and an ambulance reached the spot to rescue them."RDMC officials said, “We took Sodhe’s family to Kalwa hospital in Thane where treatment was given.”The rickshaw driver Sodhe suffered hand injuries and his wife Mamta (26) and their daughter Digana (3) suffered minor face and hand injuries.Police said that the car passengers Prabhu Ahuja and Asha Ahuja were unhurt in the accident.
|2019-09-10||Three held for assaulting cops under influence of alcohol in Dombivli - Times of India|
Three held for assaulting cops under influence of alcohol in Dombivli Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 19:33 IST : KALYAN: The Manpada police in Dombivli arrested three persons for allegedly assaulting two police constables inside a bar on Monday late night. The constable are identified as Parmeshwar Tidke (30) and Ananda Choure ( 36). Both are posted at Manpada police station. The arrested accused are - Prashant Patil (32), Jalinder Kumbhar (29) and Amol Adsule (32). Trio are residents of Kalyan. On Monday, the trio had went to Rukminibai bar and restaurant situated at Kalyan-Shilphata road for a party. Police said after party the trio asked for bill and blamed hotel for overcharging them. They started a dispute with the hotel manager Vasant. Learning upon dispute, constable Tidke and Choure who were on night patrolling duty reached the bar to stop it. The accused instead of listening got angry and started manhandling the cops. Following the incident, the cops registered a case at Manpada police station and arrested them. Trio on Tuesday were produced before Kalyan session court which remanded him in to police custody for two days. D K Choure, senior police inspector of Manpada police station said, Trio accused were under the influence of alcohol resulting they manhandled our constable but we have arrested them.
|2019-09-10||Thane teen kills roommate over petty quarrel - Free Press Journal|
Thane teen kills roommate over petty quarrel Thane: A teenage boy was arrested on Monday in Bhiwandi in Thane for allegedly killing his friend over a petty dispute, police said. Suman Paswan (18) and Virush Pawar (19) were delivery boys at a local restaurant and were living together in a room provided by their employer, an official said. "Late Sunday night, the two had a scuffle after Pawar accidentally put wet clothes on top of those of Paswan on the clothesline. Pawar was severely injured in the tussle and was declared dead on arrival by hospital authorities," he said. Paswan was arrested at around 3am on Monday, the official added.
|2019-09-10||Eight Thane waterfront projects finally get HC nod - Mumbai Mirror|
Eight Thane waterfront projects finally get HC nod Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 06:00 IST : The Bombay High Court on Monday cleared the decks for the development of eight waterfront areas across Thane, a pet project of the city’s municipal corporation. The court passed the order after the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and Smart City Limited filed a petition that sought its approval and stated that they had secured the requisite permissions for the project. Smart City Limited is the company engaged to develop most of the waterfront projects. The TMC’s waterfront beautification project extends up to 10.58 km and covers an area of 7,22,000 sq meters. The waterfronts may include promenades, jogging tracks, walkways, playgrounds, cycle tracks, open gymnasium, food courts and benches. The court, on Monday, ordered the TMC and the company to strictly comply with all 12 of the Maharashtra Coastal Zonal Management Authority’s (MCZMA) conditions, based on which permission was granted to the project on March 1. “We direct that MCZMA, or a committee constituted by it, periodically supervise the execution of the work and at least once every six months visit the area to ensure that the 12 conditions imposed in the permission are not violated,” the court observed. The TMC and Smart City Limited told the division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre that not a single tree would be felled for the development of these water fronts. Senior Counsel Ram Apte, who appeared for the TMC, told Mirror that the project undertaken for the “protection, conservation and improvement of trees” will cost an estimated Rs 260 crore. The counsel said the MCZMA, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, the forest department’s mangroves cell and the Maritime Board had granted permission to the projects over a span of three years. Their petition follows a separate plea by environmental activist Rohit Joshi and NGO Vanshakti in the Bombay High court against the project. The petition had claimed that reclamation of land for the project near Gaimukh along the Ghodbunder road had led to flooding in the area. Based on the NGO’s plea, the court had then asked the civic body to stop reclaiming land and dumping debris in mangrove areas on creek fronts at Saket, Kopri, Mumbra and Gaimukh till requisite permissions were obtained The Thane Municipal Corporation had proposed the waterfront development project in 2010, and work on the same commenced in 2017. The Parsik-Retibunder, Gaimukh, Kolshet, Kavesar-Waghbil, Kalwa-Sashtrinagar, Saket-Balkum, Nagla bunder and Kopri waterfronts will be beautified under the project. Smart City Limited will develop seven waterfronts and the Maharashtra Maritime Board will undertake the Gaimukh project.
|2019-09-10||Thane teen kills roommate over petty quarrel - Yahoo India News|
Thane teen kills roommate over petty quarrel 10 September 2019 : Thane: A teenage boy was arrested on Monday in Bhiwandi in Thane for allegedly killing his friend over a petty dispute, police said. Suman Paswan (18) and Virush Pawar (19) were delivery boys at a local restaurant and were living together in a room provided by their employer, an official said. "Late Sunday night, the two had a scuffle after Pawar accidentally put wet clothes on top of those of Paswan on the clothesline. Pawar was severely injured in the tussle and was declared dead on arrival by hospital authorities," he said. Paswan was arrested at around 3am on Monday, the official added.
|2019-09-10||Thane chemical unit reactor blast hurts 1 - Yahoo India News|
Thane chemical unit reactor blast hurts 1 10 September 2019 : Thane: One person sustain injuries in an explosion in one of reactors at the Peroxy Chemical Factory in Dombivli MIDC on Monday afternoon. Around 2 pm at Peroxy Chemical Factory in Dombivli, one of the five reactors exploded suddenly.Due to the blast, materials in the reactor came out and fell on supervisor Sachin Deshmukh (40) standing nearby, and a fire erupted on the premises. Deshmukh suffered over 50 per cent burns. When the factory staff heard the sound, they rushed to the spot and took the injured to a nearby private hospital. A doctor referred the victim to a Mumbai-based hospital for further treatment. Meanwhile, the staffers at the factory informed the Fire department, and the officials rushed to the spot and doused the flames. The explosion’s sound was such that staff at the adjoining factories got scared and came out. DK Choure, senior inspector of the Manpada police station, said, “We learnt that an explosion has taken place in the reactor. The blast caused fire and injured the supervisor. Further probe is on.” The company officials remained unavailable for comments.
|2019-09-10||Con on the cob: Nashik farmers cheated - Mumbai Mirror|
Con on the cob: Nashik farmers cheated Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 06:00 IST : At least eight cases have come to light in a year, in which exporters from Mumbai and Thane have cheated farmers from Nashik by promising higher rates for their products. Ajit Patil, 46 Onion cultivator from Deopur Hasn’t been paid Rs 4.61 crorePATIL’S company, Vrindavan Export, was conned by the owners of a Sion Koliwada firm called Sreenathji Food Agro Pvt Ltd of Rs 4.61 crore. Patil’s company has been shut, he’s fallen into debt trap, and worse, the wife of Sreenathji Food’s owner has filed a police complaint against him alleging molestation. Gopi Shaikh, 48 Onion cultivator from Pimpalgaon Hasn’t been paid Rs 18 lakh SHAIKH was keen to expand business. He got into a deal with a Mumbai firm called Noor Imports and Exports, which owes him Rs 18 lakh. Shaikh filed a police complaint in August after the cheques issued by Noor bounced. Noor has filed a complaint against Shaikh at Azad Maidan Police Station saying Shaikh kidnapped him. Kisan Jadhav, 29 Grape farmer from Pimpalgaon Is a part of the group that hasn’t been paid Rs 30 lakh JADHAV, along with fellow grape cultivator Vaibhav Patil and 18 others were approached by a Thane-based exporter, Ravi Sharma, to sell their produce abroad a few months ago. Soon the payments stopped coming in and the dues mounted to Rs 30 lakh. After the farmers filed a police complaint, the cops found nobody at the address provided by the farmers. Mumbai’s conmen have found a new target: gullible farmers of Nashik. Over the past one year, eight cases have been registered with the police at Pimpalgaon, a town an hour’s drive from Nashik known for onion traders’ market. All eight cases involve farmers growing either onions or grapes and who were cheated by exporters based out of Mumbai and Thane. In all eight cases the exporters offered to buy the farmers’ produce for rates much higher than what they would get locally. While initial payments were made, cheques began bouncing subsequently. After chasing them for payments for months – making multiple visits to their offices and residences in Mumbai – when the cheated farmers filed police complaints, the businessmen filed counter-complaints of kidnapping, assault and even molestation against them in Mumbai and Nashik. Now the farmers are caught between making round of police stations and courts to recover the lost money on the one hand, and on the other defending themselves against trumped up charges. Some of these farmers dreamt of bettering their lot and floated their own companies. They acquired trading licences and started out on their own, but because they lacked both business expertise and experience, they were sitting ducks for the rogue traders. Ajit Patil, a 46-year-old onion farmer from Deopur village in Nashik’s Niphad tehsil, along with his six brothers launched a company named Vrindavan Export around seven years ago. Patil and his brothers initially conducted business without any outside help and did well for themselves. In 2014, four people from Sion Koliwada approached Patil with a deal to sell his produce at good prices abroad. They introduced themselves as executives of a company named Sreenathji Food Agro Pvt Ltd. Over the next four years, Patil not only sent his produce over to Sreenathji Food, he also collected grapes and onions from farmers around Pimpalgaon and handed these over to the company. It was all smooth for a few months, after which the payments stopped. Last year, Patil filed a police complaint against Sreenathji Food saying he hasn’t been paid Rs 4.61 crore. Patil’s company has been shut, he’s fallen into debt trap, and worse, the wife of Sreenathji Food’s owner has filed a police complaint against him alleging molestation. “I’m ruined,” says Patil, “Rajan Munni, who owns Sreenathji Food, is nowhere to be found. My complaint is pending since August last year and I am battling charges of molesting Munni’s wife. And I have to answer the creditors.” Interestingly, Munni was recently booked by the Bhoiwada police for allegedly cheating a 75-year-old Customs official of Rs 8.17 crore through a Ponzi scheme. Another farmer doing the rounds of a Mumbai police station is 48-yearold Gopi Shaikh from Pimpalgaon, who says a Mumbai exporter owes him Rs 18 lakh. Soon after the cheques issued by the exporter bounced, Shaikh filed a police complaint on August 17. He was in for a shock when he received a call a few days later from the Azad Maidan Police Station, where the exporter filed a cross-complaint saying Shaikh had ‘kidnapped’ him and forced him to sign on the cheques. Shaikh travels to Mumbai all the way from Pimpalgaon every time the police summons him. Shaikh, an onion farmer, says he “rues” the day he met the exporter, Maqbool Noor, who runs a firm called Noor Imports and Exports, and who sold him the idea to export his produce to Dubai. Shaikh had secured his trading licence in 2016 in the name of his firm Al-Umar Fruit and Vegetable Suppliers and was keen to expand his business. “Noor said that he had contacts in the Middle East and he could help me export my produce there. Between January 2018 and May this year, I supplied 29,000-kg onions, worth Rs 30 lakh, and got paid only Rs 12 lakh,” Shaikh says. He says that his is a fledgling company, launched with the help of a partner, and a loss of Rs 18 lakh is a death knell to his business. “Because a majority of our business is conducted on trust, I did not insist on documentation. Once the payments stopped coming, I made several trips to his office at Fort but couldn’t get a penny out of him because there was nothing on paper,” he says. The market in Pimpalgaon, near Nashik, where the farmers sell their produce On June 16 at the Pimpalgaon market, the two men had an altercation in full public view which landed at the police station. “Noor issued post-dated cheques of Rs 18 lakh in front of the cops at Pimpalgaon. All the cheques bounced and now there is a case against me saying I had kidnapped him and obtained the cheques forcefully,” Shaikh says. Noor’s son Ahmad claims that it was Shaikh’s intention to extort from his father. “Not only did he threaten my father, he went on to kidnap him during his visit to Pimpalgaon. He’s now playing the victim, but we have filed a case against him at Azad Maidan Police Station,” Ahmad says. Officers at both Azad Maidan and Pimpalgaon police stations would only say that all documents have been submitted before the court. Even as the law says that the accused in the cheque-bouncing cases will have to be immediately arrested and produced in court under the Negotiable Instruments Act, the complainant doesn’t get the money back immediately. In the cases where the farmers have filed a police complaint, the accused have managed to get bail. The farmers’ cases are also weakened by the fact that the business of agriculture in Maharashtra is run on trust, and there’s rarely anything on paper. Senior Inspector Sanjay Mahajan from Pimpalgaon Police Station stresses on this problem and says the farmers are vulnerable to frauds largely because trust has always been the backbone of the business of agriculture. “No agreements exist. The farmers don’t even know the names of the companies they are dealing with, leave alone their addresses,” he says. Mahajan says the police have launched a drive at all 18 villages near the Pimpalgaon market to make the farmers aware of such frauds. “We are stressing on the need to possess legal documents before entering into any deal.” Even then, the numbers of those cheated could be much larger than what the police complaints reflect. For instance, several farmers in Pimpalgaon and the nearby villages who have been similarly cheated haven’t approached the police fearing countercomplaints. They call it a double whammy: pay the lawyers to fight the case filed by them and pay another set of lawyers in Mumbai to defend them in cases filed by the exporters or their kin. Two such examples are onion cultivators Asif Shaikh and Shivaji Deore. Shaikh says he’s yet to receive Rs 19 lakh from a Mumbai-based trading company while Deore is waiting for an exporter to clear his dues amounting to Rs 24 lakh. Both haven’t approached the police; instead they are hoping for some sort of divine intervention or a miracle. In Deore’s case, he hasn’t received money for exports to Pakistan in the wake of the troubles between the two countries. Deore says the rogue exporters know how to “bully” the farmers. “The exporter in Mumbai who has to pay me issued the cheques, but brazenly told me that they’ll bounce. He said that I had a choice to wait or battle it out in the court. He says he’ll pay me once he receives the payments from other parties and I’m hoping he sticks to his word,” Deore told this newspaper. Can’t trace defaulters Another stumbling block for the farmers – and this goes back to the lack of documentation while doing the deal – is they are rarely able to provide the police with the defaulters’ addresses. In the case of Ajit Patil, all he knew was that Sreenathji Food Agro Pvt Ltd was operating out of a few buildings in Sion Koliwada. When the police reached the address, they found nobody. Similarly, grape cultivator Vaibhav Patil, who along with 20 other farmers was allegedly duped by a Thane-based exporter named Ravi Sharma of Rs 30 lakh, realised the addresses and contact details of Sharma could be fake when he found nobody at the address provided. “The police have informed us that the address we provided doesn’t exist. There is no sign of the exporter who owes us money,” Patil says.
|2019-09-10||Thane Crime: Man arrested with fake notes worth Rs Rs 60,000 in Kopri - Mid-day|
Thane Crime: Man arrested with fake notes worth Rs 60,000 in Kopri Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 13:28 IST : The Mumbai Crime branch unit V arrested a man for possessing fake notes worth Rs 60,000 in Kopri. The Crime Branch received a tip-off about two men possessing fake 100 denomination Indian currency notes trying to sell it near Anand Cinema in Kopri in Thane. On August 29, the crime branch formed a team and laid a trap to nab the accused. "We recovered Rs 60,000 fake notes of Rs 100 denomination. He was arrested on August 31 and while in police custody he confessed the name of his accomplice who provided these notes to him. Following which we immediately arrested him as well," informed a police official from the Crime Branch Unit V Wagle Estate. The accused identified as Anbalagan Ganesan Murthuwar (28) along with his accomplice Mari Kashi Mani were involved in this fake currency racket. During the arrest, the police also found a laser colour printer, an Apple laptop, black and white printer, papers with watermark of Mahatma Gandhi, green radium strips with Reserve Bank of India logo lamination machine and blank papers. It was revealed during the investigation that Mari Kashi Mani used to work in a printing press as a graphic designer and had visited China to attend a workshop on designing. "He has used that knowledge to prepare Rs 100 denomination fake notes. We have been advised by the Police commissioner to ensure that within our jurisdiction there should not be any manufacturing or circulation of fake notes. This is the reason the Wagle Unit started keeping an eye out for such instances," added a Police Official from Wagle Estate, Crime Branch Unit. The duo has been booked under sections 489 (A) (B) (C) (D) and 34 of the IPC for counterfeiting notes.
|2019-09-10||Ganeshotsav 2019: Central Railway to Run 6 Special Trains From CSMT Towards Thane, Kalyan to Accommodate - LatestLY|
Ganeshotsav 2019: Central Railway to Run 6 Special Trains From CSMT Towards Thane, Kalyan to Accommodate Excessive Rush of Devotees Sep 10, 2019 19:22 PM IST : Mumbai, September 10: Railway authorities have decided to run special trains on the central line of Mumbai local network during intervening hours of September 10 and 11 to accommodate rush of Lord Ganesha devotees. The Central Railway will run six special suburban trains between Kalyan, Thane and Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to avoid any inconvenience to the Mumbaikars during the festive season. Ganesh Chaturthi 2019 Special Trains: Know Schedule, Booking Details of Western Railway Services For Mumbai to-from Konkan and Goa During Ganpati Festival. The first special train will depart from Kalyan station at 11:55 pm and will reach CSMT at 01:22 am on September 11. The last train towards CSMT will departs from Thane station at 02:00 am on Wednesday. Similarly, the last train will leave CSMT station at 03:30 am on September 11 and will reach Kalyan at 05:00 am. Central Railway's Tweet: CR to run 6 special suburban trains to clear the festival rush on mainline in the intervening night of 10/11.9.2019. These will halt at all stations. Passengers kindly note and avail. pic.twitter.com/Wt6jYgYiLf — Central Railway (@Central_Railway) September 10, 2019 Konkan also pressed special trains into service to conduct 210 trips ferrying passengers along the Konkan belt during the Ganesh Utsav. Extra ticket booking windows have also been set up at railway stations, and ticket reservation facility has also been extended to 11 designated post offices along the route. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals and is widely celebrated in the Konkan belt, spanning across Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The 10-day Ganeshotsav began on September 2, and the festivities will continue till September 12. In Mumbai, public pandals are set up, and Idols of Lord Ganesha are installed. Devotees throng in large number to have a glimpse of their deity. The festival culminates with the immersion of Idols on the 11th day.
|2019-09-10||Blast at chemical factory, employee suffers 50% burns - Times of India|
Blast at chemical factory, employee suffers 50% burns Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 11:27 IST : KALYAN: A supvervisor at a chemical factory in Dombivli, Sachin Deshmukh, sustained 50% serious burn injuries after an explosion in a reactor on its premises around 2 pm on Monday. He was close to the reactor when material flew out of it, sparking a fire which was put out. He has been admitted to Masina Hospital in Byculla. The factory, Prroxy Chemicals, is situated at MIDC. Deshmukh suffered at least 50% serious burns. The cause of the explosion is not known. Company officials were unavailable for comment.
|2019-09-10||8-yr-old donates savings to help flood-hit kids ‘buy books, toys’ - Hindustan Times|
8-yr-old donates savings to help flood-hit kids ‘buy books, toys’ The money was submitted to the Thane district collector. Updated: Sep 11, 2019 03:38 IST : When eight-year-old Kartiki Chavan saw her father Kirankumar Chavan helping various organisations pack utilities for areas affected by the recent floods in Kolhapur and Sangli, she grew curious. When she asked her mother, Pratiksha, about it, she was told it was to help people affected by the floods who were struggling to return to normalcy. “I had some pocket money I had saved from the amount my parents gave me to buy snack items. I had also taken part in various competitions held for kids in our housing society during Ganeshotsav and won cash prizes. I had saved Rs 2,000 and I gave this money to my parents,” said Chavan. “My parents told me that because of the floods the families have lost all their belongings. This left me shocked,” said the Class 3 student, a resident of Kharegaon. “Children like me will not have any books to study or toys to play so I gave my contribution,” she added. The money was submitted to the Thane district collector. “It is incredible to see this child come forward to help at such a young age. We shall include the money in the Chief Minister’s Fund,” said Rajesh Narvekar, collector, Thane. Kirankumar Chavan, 42, a lecturer at a junior college in Thane, said, “Kartiki is very active. She is good at drawing and manages to bag a prize every time she participates in a competition.”
|2019-09-10||Thane: Five injured after auto, car collide near Kharegaon - Times of India|
Thane: Five injured after auto, car collide near Kharegaon Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 16:47 IST : THANE: Three people, including a child suffered injuries after an auto-rickshaw and car went off the road in order to save themselves from collision at Kharegaon on Tuesday morning. The authorities stated that the incident happened when the rickshaw driver Vivek Sodhe was travelling in the wrong direction and heading towards Thane from Bhiwandi while the car was moving towards Bhiwandi from Thane. The Regional Disast`er Management Cell here along with a recuse vehicle, fire brigade and an ambulance had reached the spot to rescue the people. “The driver of the car Anil Rochani saw that the rickshaw was heading towards them. So both the vehicles tried to avoid the collision and both went off the road. As it is a hilly area the vehicle went down around 12 foot. Though the passenger in the car Asha Ahuja did not suffer any injuries, the family in the rickshaw had minor injuries. They were immediately taken to Kalwa hospital for treatment,” said Santosh Kadam, chief RDMC, Thane. The authorities confirmed that the rickshaw driver Sodhe suffered injuries on his hand and back, his wife Mamta (26) and their daughter Digana (3) suffered minor injuries on the head.
|2019-09-10||Thane chemical unit reactor blast hurts 1 - Free Press Journal|
|2019-09-10||Kalyan: Ex-KDMC mayor dies of suspected swine flu - Times of India|
Kalyan: Ex-KDMC mayor dies of suspected swine flu Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 18:59 IST : KALYAN: 49-year-old Kalyani Patil, Ex-mayor of KDMC (Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation) died due to suspected swine flu during her treatment at private Jupiter Hospital in Thane. Patil was associated with Shiv Sena and she twice was elected as corporator in KDMC. She during 2013 to 2015 served as Mayor of KDMC. She was brought to Jupiter Hospital last month on August 14 with respiratory failure due to pneumonia. In Officials statement hospital said she was diagnosed to have H1N1 infection. Her condition was critical due to pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affecting her lungs. The statement further said she was kept in a negative pressure room in the ICU and was on ventilator support throughout her treatment. She was managed by a team of chest specialists, intensive care specialists and nephrologists. Despite all efforts as per medical protocols, she succumbed to her illness due multi-organ failure on Tuesday afternoon.
|2019-09-10||Thane social worker dead - United News of India|
Thane social worker dead Thane, Sep 10 (UNI) : A prominent social worker and educationist Dhanlaxmi Thakkar died at a private hospital here on Tuesday. She was 74. She was the wife of the prominent social worker and philanthropist Nanjibhai Thakkar.
|2019-09-10||Thane Guardian Min demands govt grant for Ganesh Mandals - United News of India|
Thane Guardian Min demands govt grant for Ganesh Mandals Thane , Sep 10 (UNI) : Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde has urged the state government to give grant to the Ganesh Mandals, for their very survival. The members of the Jury, which went into the Shiv Sena 2019 Sri Ganesh Darshan Spardha, discussed with him their two-day experience during the inspection of the Mandals, suggesting that the only solution for the Mandals to survive, was a helping hand extended by the government.
|2019-09-09||Skies Clear Up Over Mumbai; Heavy Rain to Persist in Kolhapur, Thane, Pune - The Weather Channel|
Skies Clear Up Over Mumbai; Heavy Rain to Persist in Kolhapur, Thane, Pune After getting healthy rainfall of 54 mm on Monday, Mumbai’s suburbs are predicted to get only light to moderate rains on Tuesday. However, heavy rains are expected to continue in isolated parts of neighbouring Thane district, which got nearly 68 mm rainfall yesterday. For Tuesday, the IMD has predicted heavy rain (60-100 mm) at isolated places in the Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra subdivisions. Within Konkan, the heavy rainfall is predicted for Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, and within Madhya Maharashtra for Pune, Kolhapur and Satara. Authorities will be keeping a close eye on the situation in Kolhapur, where 800 people had been evacuated on Sunday following fears of the Panchganga river flooding its banks due to heavy rain in the catchment areas. A similar situation was also anticipated in Sangli, where the water level in the Krishna river had risen on Sunday. On September 6, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams had been dispatched to evacuate residents from these districts as a precautionary measure. However, both Kolhapur and Sangli received only light rain on Monday. According to IMD data, Kolhapur received 4.3 mm rain on Monday (up to Tuesday morning 8.30 am), and Sangli merely 1 mm. The reduction in rain since Sunday would have come as a relief to people in those regions. However, major dams like the Koyna, Radhanagari and Warna were still discharging water on Monday, so things are not yet fully back to 'normal' for residents of Sangli and Kolhapur yet. In other parts of Madhya Maharashtra, Pune received just over 3 mm rainfall on Monday, while Satara recorded around 2 mm. Both Konkan/Goa and Madhya Maharashtra have received over 50% surplus rain this monsoon (as on September 9, 2019), while Marathwada as a subdivision faces a 19% shortfall. Vidarbha has received 4% more rain over the average for this period.
|2019-09-09||Three held by Thane police for writing railway test by remote access to computer - Times of India|
Three held by Thane police for writing railway test by remote access to computer Updated: Sep 9, 2019, 10:27 IST : The Thane police have arrested three persons in a case wherein a remote access device was attached to a computer used for an exam of the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The exam was an online test. The police suspect this could be the tip of the iceberg, and a nationwide web exists for using such illegal means of helping exam candidates. An officer said the running cost for such “help” could be Rs 8-10 lakh per candidate. The modus operandi is that once the remote access device is connected to the examinee’s terminal, someone else takes the exam, the police said. The arrested men are Shivprakash Yadav, 24, a resident of Allahabad, Gopiram Singh, 25, manager of the examination centre Career Height, and candidate Jitin Sagar 24, a resident of Moradabad. The police are looking for another person, Ashish Shaw, who oversees the exam centre and lives in Kolkata. Based on a complaint, Kasarwadavali police started investigating the matter. A Computer-Based Test of RRB for the railway posts of junior engineer, depot material superintendent (DMS), chemical metallurgical assistant (CMA) was held on August 28. Earlier, a prelim was held, and the August 28 exam was the second stage test. Career Heights, based in Thane, was the exam control agency, which was also in coordination with a Chennai-based IT solution firm, said an officer. On that day, out of 300 listed candidates, 273 appeared for the exam. “Things got grim, when the controlling agency at Chennai found that there was some issue with system number 11 of the exam centre, as the candidate’s roll number was found on a leaked question paper that went viral on social media,” said senior inspector Kishor Khairnar. Another inspector, Vaibhav Dhumal, zeroed in on Sagar during the probe. The police checked CCTV footage, finding that Yadav, an office helper, was carrying the CPU concerned just an hour before the start of the exam. Upon being questioned, he revealed Sagar’s name, among other details. Another accused, Singh, told the police it was Shaw who told Singh to help Sagar with the necessary installations, said Khairnar. “While Sagar pretended to be busy during the exam, another person actually solved the paper using remote access.”
|2019-09-09||Man Injured After Reactor in Thane Chemical Unit Explodes - News18|
Man Injured After Reactor in Thane Chemical Unit Explodes Updated:September 9, 2019, 4:33 PM IST : Thane: The supervisor of a chemical unit in Maharashtra's Thane district was injured on Monday after a reactor exploded, a district disaster control official said. The unit is situated in the MIDC industrial area in Dombivali. "One of the five reactors in the chemical unit exploded in the afternoon. Sachin Deshmukh (40), a supervisor there, was injured. Fire brigade personnel put out the ensuing fire soon after. Deshmukh is admitted in a nearby hospital," he added.
|2019-09-09||Give us bigger SRA homes or we will not vote: Thane slum dwellers - Hindustan Times|
Give us bigger SRA?homes or we will not vote: Thane slum dwellers Updated: Sep 10, 2019 00:19 IST : Thousands of slum dwellers protested outside the collector’s office in Thane on Monday, demanding bigger Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) houses. The SRA houses in Mumbai are 300 square feet homes but in Thane, slum dwellers get 269 sqft houses. The slum dwellers threatened to boycott Assembly elections if their demand is not met. “We are also staying in similar conditions, but why the difference? Last week, we held a press conference about our demands, but there has been no response from the authorities. We will boycott elections if our demand is not met,” said Rakesh Modi, president, Slum Rahivasi Sanghatna, Thane. Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar said, “We need to look into the rules before taking a decision. We will look into their demand.” As per 2011 Census, Thane had 210 slums which totaled to 9.5 lakh houses.
|2019-09-09||Weather Highlights: Over 800 people in Kolhapur moved to safer places - The Indian Express|
Weather Highlights: Over 800 people in Kolhapur moved to safer places Updated: September 9, 2019 10:12:25 pm : Weather Today LIVE: For Thane, Raigad and Palghar, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for Monday, with forecast of “heavy to very heavy rain” at isolated places on Monday. Two persons were swept away while crossing the overflowing Bainganga river in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, police said on Monday. The accident took place Sunday late at night near Pusera village when BJP youth wing's district unit vice president Jai Sanodia was returning to his native Singhodi village in a car with two of his acquaintances. Meanwhile, after heavy rain on Saturday, followed by moderate rainfall in Mumbai on Sunday, the Met department has forecast heavy rain at isolated places in the city and suburbs for Monday. For Thane, Raigad and Palghar, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for Monday, with forecast of “heavy to very heavy rain” at isolated places on Monday. IMD Odisha too predicted heavy rainfall across the state for the next two to three days. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers may continue at many places till Monday and at a few places thereafter, said Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre H R Biswas. The weathermen also predicted light rain for Delhi and heavy to very heavy downpour in 32 districts of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, and moderate rainfall in some areas of Himachal Pradesh till September 14. Few places in western Uttar Pradesh too are likely to be lashed by rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Met Department added.
|2019-09-09||Cook who set wife ablaze in Maha 12 years ago held in B’luru - Times of India|
Cook who set wife ablaze in Maha 12 years ago held in B’luru Updated: Sep 10, 2019, 4:52 IST : Bengaluru: On the run for 12 years, a 42-year-old man, who had allegedly murdered his wife in Maharashtra, was on Friday arrested in Bengaluru in an inter-state police operation. Thane special crime branch personnel and Jayanagar police arrested Suresh Sanjeev Shetty from a godown. He was working as a cook in Jayanagar 7th Block for five years. On March 20, 2007, Suresh had set his wife Meena, 30, ablaze under the influence of alcohol over a domestic fight. Later, he fled from Maharashtra and travelled to many places to avoid arrest. Meena, who sustained grievous injuries, gave a police statement before dying in the hospital that Suresh had set her afire. Kapurbawdi police in Thane had registered a case and probed the matter, but could not make any headway as they could not find anything about his antecedents. After the special crime branch of Thane police took over the case, constable Praveen went undercover and found out that Suresh was from Kundapura in Udupi district. Earlier this year, police visited Kundapura and discovered that Suresh left the village, where he had settled down after fleeing from Maharashtra. He had married another woman and shifted to Bengaluru. The team also collected his mobile phone number and traced him to Jayanagar 7th Block. On Friday morning, Thane sleuths, who arrived in the city, arrested Suresh in a joint operation with Jayanagar police and produced him before Banashankari police to obtain his body warrant. Probe revealed Suresh worked as a cook in ASG caterers owned by Satish Shetty. Suresh had worked as a cook in several hotels before joining the firm and used to stay in its godown. Police said Satish was not aware that Suresh had killed his first wife. Jayanagar police said while Suresh argued that his first wife had set herself ablaze, Thane sleuths confronted him with Meena’s statement in which she had blamed her husband for setting her on fire.
|2019-09-09||Mumbai: Heavy Rain Forecast on Monday - The Weather Channel|
Heavy Rains Forecast in Mumbai, Thane on Monday; Conditions May Ease Afterwards Mumbai experienced a wet weekend, and more rains are expected on Monday. However, conditions are likely to ease from Tuesday onward, the IMD has indicated. According to the IMD's forecast issued Sunday afternoon, Mumbai is likely to get heavy rain at isolated places on Monday, while Thane and Palghar may get 'heavy to very heavy' rainfall at isolated places. At 3265.7 mm, suburban Mumbai has received 64% excess rainfall this season. The situation is similar in Thane and Palghar: at 3588.6 mm and 3377 mm respectively, the rain these regions received is 62% and 61% over the long-term average. From Tuesday, the IMD has forecast light to moderate rains up to Thursday. In 2010, Mumbai had received 3327.9 mm rainfall. It remains to be seen whether this limit will be breached before the end of September, but 2019 has certainly come extremely close. The city's average yearly rainfall of 2514 mm has already been crossed. On Sunday, the weather office had noted that the monsoon was active over Konkan-Goa (including Mumbai), south Madhya Maharashtra, and Saurashtra and Kutch in Gujarat. A cyclonic circulation associated with a low-pressure area near Madhya Pradesh is causing moisture-laden winds from the Arabian Sea to converge over Western and Central India. The system is expected to maintain its intensity for a couple of days more. On Sunday, the IMD's Santacruz observatory (the marker for rain in the suburbs) recorded 25.6 mm rain, and Colaba (Mumbai city) 13.6 mm. The previous day, the suburbs had recorded 119 mm and and Colaba 66.4 mm. Dahanu in Palghar district, around 110 km from Mumbai, recorded 146 mm rainfall on Saturday. Rains bring tragedy One person lost his life in a rain-related incident on Saturday. An auto-driver was killed after hitting a pothole on the Western Express highway, according to news reports. Panchamlal Nirmal, 47, lost control of the auto after it got stuck in a pothole and fell on top of him. He was rushed to a hospital, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries. Six people were killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar last Wednesday. At least 1300 people on the banks of the Mithi river were evacuated after torrential downpours caused the river to flood its banks and inundate nearby low-lying areas.
|2019-09-08||No Respite for Mumbai, Thane as Residents Gear Up for Another Round of Heavy Rains - News18|
Over 700 Kolhapur Residents Shifted as Incessant Rainfall Triggers Flood Threat Again Updated:September 8, 2019, 8:42 PM IST : Mumbai: Around 765 people from 347 families in Kolhapur villages and towns were shifted on Sunday to safer places as a precautionary measure after increased rainfall in the area. According to news agency ANI, Kolhapur District Information Office said that families from villages of Shirol and Karvir towns of Kolhapur were moved to safer places. In August, the death toll due to flood and rain-related incidents in Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune and Solapur districts in eight days had risen to 43. There seems to be no respite in site for residents of Mumbai and neighbouring areas as the Met department has predicted heavy to heavy rainfall at a few places in Raigad and Thane, and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in districts of Palghar. The financial capital is also likely to receive heavy downpour. Heavy rains made a reappearance in the region on Wednesday causing waterlogging and floods in different parts of the city, even as Maharashtra was immersed in the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Places like Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar had recorded more than 100mm rainfall in 12 hours until 8.30am on September 3. The state this year has been reeling under torrential monsoon rain for the last two months, with nearly 24 people losing their lives. The rains have intermittently forced residents to stay indoors and authorities to shut schools and colleges. On Thursday, heavy downpour brought Vasai-Virar to a standstill after four days of incessant rainfall. Commuters were inconvenienced as unrelenting rain affected the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation's (VVMC) bus service. Autorickshaws also did not ply. The services of the CR, including the main and Harbour lines, and the Western Line were paralysed on Wednesday due to very heavy rains in a short span of time, causing inundation of tracks and influx of water from the Mithi river. Meanwhile, traffic on western, southern, northern and eastern suburbs of Mumbai remained normal on Saturday with no report of any congestions, according to Mumbai Traffic Police officials.
|2019-09-08||Thane Man Missing After Killing Wife Arrested From UP: Police - NDTV News|
Thane Man Missing After Killing Wife Arrested From UP: Police Updated: September 08, 2019 17:35 IST : Thane: A man who allegedly killed his wife on September 2 in Maharashtra's Thane district was arrested from a village in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, police said.Vikram Bharti (25) had killed his wife Rekha (21) in their house in Umbarde in Kalyan and fled, an official said. "He doubted her character and this caused frequent fights. We got a tip-off that he was in Gorakhpur in UP. A team of Thane police's Anti-Extortion Cell reached there and arrested him at 5:45 am today," said Inspector Vikas Ghodke of AEC. He will be handed over to Khadakpada police station which is investigating the murder of Rekha, the official added.
|2019-09-08||Weather Forecast Today LIVE: Over 700 people evacuated after flood scare grips Kolhapur; Karnataka increases Almatti dam discharge - The Indian Express|
Weather Forecast Today LIVE: Over 700 people evacuated after flood scare grips Kolhapur; Karnataka increases Almatti dam discharge Updated: September 8, 2019 9:42:50 pm : Weather Today LIVE: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread rain over Gujarat during the next 2-3 days, Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra and Vidarbha during the next 48 hours. Weather forecast Today LIVE Updates: Over 700 people from 347 families were evacuated from villages of Shirol and Karvir towns of Maharashtra's Kolhapur to safer places as a precautionary measure after increased rainfall in the area. With India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Maharashtra —Palghar, Raigad, Thane, and Mumbai, the Karnataka government also increased the Almatti dam water discharge on Devendra Fadnavis request. The weathermen have predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for Mumbai and its adjoining areas on Monday too. Gujarat, Konkan, and Goa are likely to be hit by widespread rainfall in next two-three days, said IMD. Cloudy weather is also expected to prevail during this period. PM Modi, on Saturday, had to cancel his Nagpur visit due to a heavy rainfall forecast in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, several parts of Delhi received moderate rain on Saturday evening.
|2019-09-08||Instead of forts, rent out netas' houses: Raj Thackeray - Times of India|
Instead of forts, rent out netas' houses: Raj Thackeray Updated: Sep 8, 2019, 8:56 IST : KALYAN: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday targeted a state plan to promote tourism at forts, saying that instead of giving them on rent, the government should lease out ministers bungalows to increase revenue. Raj, on a two-day visit to Dombivli ahead of elections, targeted BJP over the EVM issue. He said it was winning due to EVMs, because of which before taking any decisions, it did not consult anybody. He also visited MNS leader Raju Patil's residence, where he met his dog Rambo, who he had given to Patil.
|2019-09-08||Thane: Little boy fights stray dogs, his family to save rabbit from death - Times of India|
Thane: Little boy fights stray dogs, his family to save rabbit from death Updated: Sep 8, 2019, 6:01 IST : THANE: A large heart is all you need to save a distressed soul! And a village kid has proved this by saving a helpless rabbit from certain death on two occasions. The little boy, about 10 or 12, hails from Kachner, a remote village in Aurangabad district. He remains anonymous as his folks were not too happy about his love for animals. TOI's attempts to contact the boy were futile. Only recently did he chance upon the rabbit which had become the target of a pack of stray dogs in his village, said Aditi Nair, founder of PAL, an animal rescue organisation from Thane which got the rabbit from the village and has now offered it refuge. The dogs were circling around the timid creature, abandoned by its master. They had bitten half of the rabbit's right ear off when the boy bundled him up away to safety. But the ordeal did not end there. As he chaperoned the it home, he was in for a rude shock as his family members wanted the rabbit out. They wanted the kid to get rid of the unwanted guest at once, said Nair who was unable to meet the child, much as he wished to. All I know that the kid's surname is Kakde. Eventually, elders in the family decided to give the rabbit away to a meat shop. Petrified at the thought, he smuggled his father's cellphone and got in touch with the rescue group from Thane, 350 km away from his village, with a prayer to save the rabbit's life. He secretly sent messages from his father's social media accounts. In his messages, he even promised the animal welfare group that he would repay them for the rabbit's expenses once he grew up. Initially, we thought it was a prank. But when he sent the rabbit's pictures, we were convinced, said Nair. When Nair reached the village home, his father and grandfather handed the rabbit over in a polythene bag, said Nair. Unfazed by the cold attitude of the elders, she is all praise for the boy. We have grown-ups who torture and kill animals. And then we have guardian angels like this boy, said Nair. We are looking for a home for the rabbit. Someone just like that little angel from Kachner village.
|2019-09-08||Thane: Man gets 3-year jail for driving wife to kill self - Times of India|
Thane: Man gets 3-year jail for driving wife to kill self Updated: Sep 8, 2019, 9:43 IST : THANE: A 30-year-old tribal from Talasari, found guilty of abetment to suicide of his young wife as she did not conceive, was sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by a district court. Assistant sessions judge S Tambe convicted Pradeep Laxman Bhoye aka Chetan and fined him Rs 20,000 too. Appearing for the prosecution, Ujjwala Moholkar told court that the couple lived in Talasari after their wedding. The accused, upset as Darshana Bhoye aka Dakshya (22) was not conceiving despite several measures, harassed her, beat her up, and mentally tortured her with taunts. She doused herself with kerosene and set herself on fire on May 10, 2017. She was rushed to Nashik civil hospital, where she died while under treatment, the court was told. The court rejected all the defence counsel's claims. The judge observed that the prosecution had proved beyond all reasonable doubt the charges against the accused. The accused was found guilty under sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), and 506 (criminal intimidation) under IPC.
|2019-09-08||Mumbai, Thane schools top rank chart - DNA India|
Mumbai, Thane schools top rank chart Updated: Sep 8, 2019, 06:20 AM IST : For yet another year, several schools in Mumbai and Thane managed to top the chart in an annual survey conducted by the EducationWorld India School rankings of 2019-20. Schools were ranked on the parameters of safety and hygiene, teacher welfare, value for education, co-curricular activities, parental involvement, etc. Among the other schools in the country two of city-based schools in the Boys and Girls school category managed to retain the top position are Campion School and The JB Petit High School, respectively. Meanwhile in the 'Budget Private Schools' and 'Special Needs Schools' category, St Mary's High School in? Kalyan and Aditya Birla Integrated School managed to score the top two and three position in the all India rank. Paul Machado, principal of Campion School, said, "We do our best every year without expecting any reward or an aim to reach the top. As a school, we make sure all our stakeholders are happy and content." JB Petit High school retained first position across the country. Benaifer Kutar, principal said, "There is a pervasive sense of freedom, creativity and intellectual challenge that is so exciting; and a sense of family that makes JB 'home' for staff and students," said Kutar. The distinctive school with it's unique features and dynamic category is St Mary's High School in Kalyan bagged second position in the 'Budget Private School'. "This is our fourth year when we maintained our position in top three. Even though we have limited budget and provision, we aim and will continue to provide the best to our students," said Shobhana Jha, principal of the Kalyan school. In international schools category, Dhirubhai Ambani International school bagged the first place, again. "This honour has come to us just two days after our school being placed in the league of the top 10 IB Schools globally," said Nita Ambani, founder of the school.
|2019-09-08||Woman, 4-year-old son injured in cylinder blast in Thane - Devdiscourse|
|2019-09-08||Heavy spells of rain likely today, says IMD - The Asian Age|
Heavy spells of rain likely today, says IMD Sep 9, 2019, 2:07 am IST : Mumbai: Mumbai and surrounding areas received moderate to heavy showers on Sunday while the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy spells of rain in the city on Monday. The Colaba and Santacruz observatories received 66 mm and 119 mm of rainfall respectively in the last 24 hours. The IMD on Thursday stated that Mumbai had crossed the seasonal rainfall mark — 3,000 mm. Not only the city but also Thane district has recorded more than its usual share of season rainfall this year. The average rainfall that Thane district receives from June 1 to October 31 is 2,450 mm, while the district has already received 3,575 mm between June 1 and September 8 this year. The district — which includes Thane city, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Bhiwandi, Shahapur and Murbad — had received 2,480 mm rainfall last year till September 8, according to the Thane collector’s office. Till September 8 this year, Ulhasnagar and Shahpur had received the highest amount of rainfall in Thane district (both 2,556 mm) followed by Thane city (2,468 mm), Kalyan (2,454 mm), Bhiwandi (2,421 mm), Ambernath (2,364 mm) and Murbad (2,328 mm). The average rainfall recorded by the Colaba observatory every year is 2,203 mm and Santacruz observatory is 2,514 mm. However, the city this year has already crossed the average rainfall mark and till the morning of September 8, the Colaba and Santacruz observatories recorded 2,325 mm and 3,265 mm respectively. On the same day last year, the Colaba and Santacruz observatories had recorded 1,732 mm and 2,194 mm rainfall respectively. Meanwhile, heavy rains in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district since the last five days have inundated part of Bhamragad tehsil, with 120 villages under it losing contact with the district administration, a revenue official said on Sunday. According to the official, more than 500 people have been shifted to safer places. Bhamragad is located on the right banks of a confluence of Indravati River, a tributary of Godavari river, the Pearl Kota, and the Pamul Gautami in east Maharashtra bordering Chhattisgarh and Telangana. As per the latest information, 11 tehsils in the district, except Bhamragad, are out of the flood situation. No casualties have been reported as yet though two persons are missing from Aramori and Chamorshi tehsils, he said.
|2019-09-08||Mother, son injured in gas leak explosion in Thane - The Hindu|
Mother, son injured in gas leak explosion in Thane UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 09, 2019 01:59 IST A 30-year-old woman and her four-year-old son were injured in a cylinder blast at Kamble Chawl in Thane around 10 a.m. on Sunday. According to fire brigade officials, the impact of the explosion was so high that the roof collapsed. While Anita Sharma suffered nearly 80% burns, her son, Piyush, was injured when a portion of the roof fell on him. Ms. Sharma was rushed to the National Burns Centre in Airoli. The doctors said she has been admitted to the ICU and her condition is extremely critical. The fire brigade, Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) reached the spot and demolished the rest of the dangerous portion of the upper floor, which had partially collapsed. According to a disaster management official, the cell was alerted of the explosion at 10.10 a.m.. The blast occurred because there was a leak in the cylinder and the stove was turned on. Ms. Sharma’s neighbour, Sunita Ram Satphule, said, “Around 10 a.m., I heard a big blast while I was sleeping. The blast was so powerful that it broke our glass windows and cracked the doors. I heard Anita screaming, and came out and saw her on fire. Her husband, Suresh, had left for work while Anita and Piyush were at home. Other neighbours took her to hospital, after which the firefighters, RDMC and TMC officials arrived. The firefighters came with a water tanker, but it wasn’t used as there were no flames. They worked till noon to demolish the dangerous structure”
|2019-09-07||Devotees in Thane opt for green Ganpati celebrations - Hindustan Times|
Devotees in Thane opt for green Ganpati celebrations Updated: Sep 08, 2019 01:26 IST : After the first five days of Ganeshotsav, around 17 tonnes of nirmalya or flower waste was collected from various locations across Thane. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) along with NGO Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth collects floral waste to convert them into fertilisers at a Kopri unit. The civic body had placed nirmalya bins at various points near immersion ghats. “Last year, we collected only 15 tonnes of flower waste from nirmalya bins. This time, it has increased. There is an increased awareness among residents about discarding floral waste in nirmalya bins only,” said Bhatu Sawant, CEO of Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth. The floral waste is sorted and converted into compost in 12 days. The compost manufactured from the waste is used as soil conditioner and helps retain the moisture and also adds nutrients to the soil. Residents said there was no respite in noise pollution. Many tweeted about it since the start of Ganeshotsav. The highest decibel level was recorded at 90db on the fifth day of immersion. Thane-based activist Mahesh Bedekar said, “The number of people using DJ or dhol tasha dipped by 30 per cent to 40 per cent this year. Ram Maruti Road saw decibel levels at 85db to 90db with some processions having a DJ and dhol tasha.” He said noise levels at 9pm on Friday touched 85dB at Gokhale Road, near a private hospital, as the immersion procession was playing banjo and dhol tasha. Although noise level dipped because many preferred the traditional dhol tasha, the ones who had opted for sound amplifiers added to the noise pollution.
|2019-09-07||Bringing Thane & Dombivali Closer to Mumbai, Here's How MMR Locals Can Benefit from 3 New Metro Lines - News18|
Bringing Thane & Dombivali Closer to Mumbai, Here's How MMR Locals Can Benefit from 3 New Metro Lines Updated:September 7, 2019, 3:40 PM IST : Line 10 connects Gaimukh in Thane to Shivaji Chowk in Mira road. The line covers four stations in 9.2 kilometers and will be running on elevated stations. The stations on this line include Gaimukh Reti Bundar, Versova Chaar Phata, Kashi Mira and Shivaji Chowk. This line is expected to cost Rs. 4,476 crore. This line will also connect Borivali, Mira-Bhayander, Thane, and rest of Mumbai. Line 11 will run between Wadala and CSMT. In 12.7 kilometers, this line will cover ten stations, including three elevated and eight underground stations. The elevated stations include Wadala RTO, Ganesh Nagar and BPT Hospital, whereas the underground stations will be Sewri, Hay Bundar, Coal Bundar, Darukhana, Wadi Bundar, Clock Tower, Carnac Bundar and CSMT. The estimated cost for line 11 is Rs 8,739 crores. With the completion of this project, the CSMT will be directly connected to Thane-Ghodbunder and Mira Road-Bhayander with connectivity to Metro 10 project. Line 12 will connect Kalyan, Dombivali and Taloja which will cover 20.7 kilometers on an elevated corridor. The 17 station line is expected to cost Rs 4,132 crore. The 18 stations on this line will be APMC Kalyan, Ganesh Nagar, Pisawali Gaon, Golvali, Dombivli MIDC, Sa Gaon, Sonar Pada, Manpada, Hadutane, Kole Gaon, Nilje Gaon, Wadavali, Bale, Vaklan, Turbhe, Pisawe Depot, Pisawe and Taloja. Line 12 is an extension of line 5 which connects Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane. This line will be beneficial to commuters from Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, Taloja, and upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport area. The government has also proposed to integrate this project with Metro 5, which covers Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan and Navi Mumbai Metro line. The Maharashtra cabinet had cleared the proposal to these three Metro lines in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region on July 23 this year. These Metro lines are likely to be completed by 2026. The completion of these lines is expected to reduce the load on overcrowded Suburban train system by at least 50%.
|2019-09-07||Repaired potholes in Thane last till next downpour - Hindustan Times|
Repaired potholes in Thane last till next downpour Updated: Sep 08, 2019 00:47 IST : The Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC)?promise of providing good roads for the 10-day Ganeshotsav festival has been washed down the drain with the heavy downpour this week. Brace for a roller coaster ride as most recently filled potholes and many new ones have resurfaced. The corporation has not conducted a survey of the number of potholes on roads, nor the number of potholes that were repaired in the last two weeks. Civic officials claimed that work of filling potholes is being undertaken at a war footing so that the roads will be smoother. The civic commissioner has also given orders to fill the potholes by Sunday. However, a status check has revealed that the potholes are filled with loose gravels, paver blocks and sand, which come off soon after being filled. The city has witnessed over 200mm of rainfall since September 3. Most roads in the city this year have caved in due to the pressure of heavy rainfall. The pothole situation is worse than the previous year, as hardly any area is free of them. The ongoing metro work combined with these potholes has led to massive peak hour congestion across the city. Anjali Sonawane, 33, a resident of Kalwa, said, “Most roads, including the Ghodbunder service road and Eastern Express service road are riddled with potholes. Potholes have surfaced on internal roads in Charai, Naupada, Wagale Estate, Brahmand, Kolshet and Khopat areas. The situation is the same in Kalwa, where the entire road from Kharegaon to Kalwa Naka is riddled with potholes.” The corporation has spent more than ?70 lakh in the monsoon to fill potholes. Crores are spent every year in concretising and developing new road networks in the city, but there is no relief for commuters. Swapnil Sinalkar, 35, a resident of Thane, said, “Every year, the corporation used to conduct a survey of potholes. This year, they have not surveyed the potholes nor have they given a data on how many potholes are filled. Potholes are filled using loose stones, soil or paver blocks, which come out immediately. The problem will not arise if the road work is of good quality.” The corporation said though they have surveyed the potholes, the numbers keep changing with every downpour or pothole filling work. Ravindra Khadtale, city engineer of TMC, said, “The work of filling potholes is continuously going on. We had filled most of the potholes since August 25. However, the potholes reappeared after heavy downpour this week. The civic commissioner has given orders to fill all potholes by Sunday. We have accordingly started the work to ensure that people immersing Ganesh idols on the seventh and tenth day of immersion do not suffer due to bad roads.”
|2019-09-07||47-year-old Thane woman gets life sentence for killing man who refused to marry her - The New Indian Express|
47-year-old Thane woman gets life sentence for killing man who refused to marry her Updated: 07th September 2019 08:37 PM : THANE: A 47-year-old woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Thane district court in Maharashtra for a 2013 murder. District judge P P Jadhav also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the convict, Geeta Jaiswal, in the ruling earlier this week. Another convict, Soti alias Malkar Chetti Yadav, 48, died at the government-run JJ Hospital in Mumbai last month before the verdict was pronounced. Jaiswal, a married woman with two daughters, worked as a scrap segregator for a scrap trader in Wagle Estate area here. Rampal Bhagwat Gupta, 40, the victim, worked as a driver for her employer. According to the prosecution, Jaiswal had arranged a loan of Rs 10,000 for Gupta from another woman, and she had been badgering him to return the money for some time. She also wanted to marry him, to which Gupta was not ready, the police said. On October 11, 2013, she took Gupta to Navi Mumbai in the auto-rickshaw of Soti, an acquaintance. She and Soti killed Gupta by hitting him with a stone at an isolated spot, the police told the court. During the trial, Jaiswal, who is married, pleaded for leniency, saying she had two daughters to look after. The judge convicted her for murder under IPC section 302, holding that "chain of circumstances" showing her culpability was established by the prosecution. However, it was not a "rarest of rare case" to attract death penalty, so she was being sentenced to life imprisonment, the judge said.
|2019-09-07||Man In Maharashtra Charged For Abetting Wife's Suicide - NDTV News|
Man In Maharashtra Charged For Abetting Wife's Suicide Updated: September 08, 2019 01:39 IST : THANE: A complaint has been registered by city police against the husband and in-laws of a 28-year-old woman, days after she allegedly killed her two children before committing suicide, police said on Saturday. The complaint also names a Gujarat police officer for allegedly not acting on the complaint of the woman, Sita Vavia. Sita had allegedly strangled her children-Lakshya, 5 and Rudra, 4--to death before ending her life on September 1 at her residence in Kasarvedavali area of Thane in Maharashtra. In his complaint filed with Kasarvedavli police, Sita's brother claimed that his sister was harassed by her husband Rajesh and his parents since their marriage in 2011 for dowry. A complaint was registered on October 10,2017 with Rapar police station in Gujarat. "Sita had also complained to the DGP, Gujarat," a Kasarvedavali police station official said quoting the complaint filed by her brother. According to the complainant, his brother-in-law had threatened his sister on February 25, 2019. "Rajesh and his friend had beaten up the victim's mother and threatened to kill her on August 5," he said, adding that a case was registered in Rapar police station. The complainant claimed that a Rapar police station sub-inspector didn't take any action against Rajesh and his parents. "The FIR Names Rajesh Vavia, his parents Modiben and Khimji, Pravin Vavia, a PSI (identified only as Chowdhari) and Habua Sodha," he said, adding that they are charged under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
|2019-09-07||Thane cops make second arrest in fake currency case - Times of India|
Thane cops make second arrest in fake currency case Updated: Sep 7, 2019, 9:35 IST : THANE: The city crime branch made the second arrest in a counterfeit currency case that was cracked last week, and found a small manufacturing unit for printing the fake notes at home with customized software. The accused, Mari Kashi Mani, has specialised training in printing technology from China, found the police. Jairaj Ranavare, of crime branch unit 5, told TOI that Mani created the prototype for the notes, ensure the notes had the green RBI wire as well. He also generated 300 distinct serial numbers for the notes. Mani was caught after his accomplice, Anabalagan Ganeshan Murtuvar (28) was arrested with 600 fake Rs 100 notes, with a face value of Rs 60,000. Murtuvar releaved Mani's details. During the interrogation and search, laptops, printers, papers with a Gandhi watermark, among other items and equipment, were seized.
|2019-09-07||Waste not, litter not: Thane youths make tunnel with 18,000 plastic bottles - Hindustan Times|
Waste not, litter not: Thane youths make tunnel with 18,000 plastic bottles Updated: Sep 08, 2019 01:33 IST : A two-day exhibition of donated plastic waste and stone painting began at Kala Bhavan on Saturday. The event, titled ‘Ek se Anek’ (One to Many), saw youngsters join hands to prepare a tunnel made of 18,000 plastic bottles. Entry fee to the exhibition was domestic plastic waste. All those who provided more than 2kg of plastic received gifts — stones with awareness messages painted on them by youngsters. The stones were painted in a workshop a week ago. The workshop at aimed at on proper disposal of segregated plastic waste and promotion of cleanliness in the city. Vessacindia along with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)?and University of Mumbai collaborated for Saturday’s event to ensure public participation and awareness of plastic, plastic waste and its disposal. Vijaykumar Katti, social worker and organiser of ‘Ek se Anek,’ said freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak had inspired the event. “Tilak wanted to make use of sarvajanik festivals to spread the word about various social messages. Taking inspiration from him, we started the initiative during the Ganeshotsav period. For two consecutive weekends, we have involved youngsters to spread the message about plastic and how it should be used. There is nothing that is a waste in the planet, we urged students to paint stones and converted it into a gift. Similarly, plastic should be reused or recycled wisely,” he said. Harsh Duggal, 23, a visitor at the exhibition, said he liked the experience. “It was a wonderful experience to help in making the tunnel. “We made use of the caps of bottles to prepare an art work which is in progress. We usually dispose the bottles. However, such initiatives will help reduce waste,” he said.
|2019-09-07||Man acquitted in 2000 Turbhe robbery case - Times of India|
Man acquitted in 2000 Turbhe robbery case Updated: Sep 7, 2019, 9:43 IST : THANE: The district sessions court recently freed a man booked for armed robbery and assault in Turbhe in 2000. Additional sessions judge R R Vaishnav gave the benefit of the doubt to Jinaha aka J K Nainamohammad Laibi aka Ravi Anna (56), from Tutukodi in Tamil Nadu, after the prosecution and witness failed to identify him as one of the armed robbers who had attacked them and fled with a box of jewellery and cash collectively worth over Rs 3 lakh. A truck carrying the jewellery had started from the workshop at Shiravane village in Navi Mumbai and was headed to Mumbai, to be sent to Germany on November 16, 2000. As it neared Turbhe bridge, the robbers, including Ravi Anna, waylaid the car and snatched the box. Police nabbed the four but Ravi Anna gave them the slip and fled. He was held in 2016.
|2019-09-07||Heavy rains lash Mumbai; IMD prediction of moderate to heavy rainfall in next 24 hours - Mumbai Mirror|
Heavy rains lash Mumbai; IMD prediction of moderate to heavy rainfall in next 24 hours Updated: Sep 7, 2019, 14:56 IST : While Mumbaikars were expecting a dry weekend, it seems like the rain gods are in a mood for some more showers. On Saturday, Mumbaikars woke up to a steady stream of ‘moderate to heavy rainfall’ that is likely to continue for the next 24 hours. Dy Director General of Met Dept, KS Hosalikar said, “Moderate rainfall is expected in Mumbai and around – Thane and Navi Mumbai – in the next 24 hours.” He added that Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane received ‘moderate to isolated heavy rainfall’ in the last 24 hours.
|2019-09-07||Girl says BJP man abducted her to implicate Omie Kalani - Times of India|
|2019-09-06||Thane: Automan gets 2 years' rigorous imprisonment for molestation - Times of India|
Thane: Automan gets 2 years rigorous imprisonment for molestation Updated: Sep 6, 2019, 9:35 IST : THANE: Two years after an autorickshaw driver was nabbed for molesting a passenger, the district sessions court sentenced him to two years rigorous imprisonment and a fine. District judge H M Patwardhan convicted Santosh Lokhande (38), from Siddheshwar lake area, after the victim and four others testified. Lahu Ghogre (38), who shared a seat with him, was acquitted due to insufficient charges to prove in court. The prosecutor told court that on June 7, 2017, around 9.30pm, the complainant, then 23, and a management graduate with a fitness firm, took a share auto at Teen Hath naka, to go home. Lokhande touched her inappropriately in the auto and when she raised an alarm, he headed towards Pokhran Road 2, where the duo allegedly beat her up, pushed her out of the vehicle at an isolated spot on Pokhran Road, and fled. She suffered injuries. Naupada police had arrested the duo under sections of the Indian Penal Code, including attempt to murder, kidnapping, molestation and assault. (The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault).
|2019-09-06||Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Isolated showers likely in Mumbai - The Indian Express|
Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Isolated showers likely in Mumbai Updated: September 6, 2019 4:44:52 pm : A day after battering Mumbai, rains decreased over the city and the surrounding suburbs on Friday. However, showers were reported at several locations during the intervening night. Five people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the city, as the southwest monsoon got active again after a brief lull last week, coming back at a time when people across Maharashtra are celebrating the 10-day Ganesh festival. Meanwhile, in the national capital it remained partly cloudy during the day with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Meteorological department said. The skies will turn cloudy later in the day. There is a possibility of light rain today. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius, a meteorological (MeT) department official said.
|2019-09-06||These fibre flowers ‘planted’ in Thane cost ?6,236 each - Hindustan Times|
These fibre flowers ‘planted’ in Thane cost ?6,236 each Updated: Sep 07, 2019 01:22 IST : After the exorbitant cost of murals in Old Thane New Thane park hit the headlines, another overpriced project of the Thane Municipal Corporation has come to light. The corporation has spent more than ?15 lakh on installing around 245 fibre flowers below the Kapurbawdi flyover, claimed BJP corporator Milind Patankar on Thursday. This means that a one-foot artificial flower costs ?6,236. The ruling party has also alleged that the proposal for installing the flowers along with other beautification works was tabled under the 5 (2) (2) clause of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, which only pertains to emergency works. Patankar, in a letter to the state government, has alleged that not just this project, but the corporation has also approved the installation of four sculptures along four lakes in the city under emergency provision. Each sculpture costs around ?7 lakh. As per the 5 (2) (2) clause, there is no need to call tenders or quotations for any emergency work, it can be given to any agency of choice to speed up the work. Patankar said, “The corporation gave the contract of beautification of the garden below the flyover to a private company in March. The proposal said around 245 aesthetic sculptures will be installed in the seven small lawns below the flyover in half a square feet area. No tenders for the work were floated and the work was undertaken under emergency head. The work does not qualify as emergency work. It could have being done in eight months instead of eight days by following a proper procedure.” Patankar said the flowers, which cost ?6,236 each, might not even cost ?100 in the market. “The corporation has paid ?15.28 lakh for the flowers. There should be an inquiry into who decided the cost of the flowers. I have written to the state chief secretary to initiate an inquiry into this. Also, four sculptures worth ?7.28 lakh have been installed along four lakes. The corporation has undertaken beautification works worth ?29 lakh under emergency projects.” A TMC official said, “We have not yet cleared the bill of the agency which installed the flowers. We will check the sculptures and then clear the bill. In case of emergency proposals, the corporation had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with few agencies under the Mahaparivartan Scheme of the chief minister. The beautification works were carried out under the scheme, so no tenders were floated.”
|2019-09-06||Soon, pick up your online orders from railway stations in Mumbai, Thane - Mumbai Mirror|
Soon, pick up your online orders from railway stations in Mumbai, Thane Updated: Sep 6, 2019, 22:40 IST : If you are a working couple, then here's some good news for you. The Mumbai division of Central Railway has allotted rights to an e-commerce company to set up customer pickup/delivery points at multiple stations, including CSMT, Dadar, Thane and Kalyan. The initiative will start off on a trial basis for three months, after which, CR will review its plan and future course of action will be taken accordingly. According to a CR senior official, the e-commerce company, Amazon Transportation Pvt Ltd, will provide an option to choose pick-up points while placing an order. Amazon will provide space for setting up a kiosk at the listed stations. The kiosk will be manned and operated from 8 am to 8 pm throughout the week, during which, the customer can pick up or drop an article purchased. "This service will start from the end of this month," a CR officer said. "According to the response of commuters, it will be replicated at other suburban stations." he added. "It will not only be helpful for passengers, but also beneficial for Railways. Under this agreement, the Railways will get around Rs 6 lakh for three months to allot a space to the e-commerce company." said another officer of Central Railway. He further added, "This service will be provided to passengers free of cost."
|2019-09-06||Luxury's new address: Piramal Vaikunth, designed on principles of biophilia, offers stunning view of Thane creek, Yeoor hills - Economic Times|
Luxury's new address: Piramal Vaikunth, designed on principles of biophilia, offers stunning view of Thane creek, Yeoor hills Sep 06, 2019, 11.30 AM IST : Most home buyers in Thane seek a lifestyle that brings them closer to nature while still enjoying the locational benefits of this well-connected suburb. Thane, also known as the city of lakes, with its verdant woods of Yeoor Hills and natural water bodies, has become a sought-after real estate destination in recent years. Designed on the principle of biophilia, Piramal Vaikunth, Piramal Realty’s flagship luxury project in Thane, offers stunning views of the Thane creek and Yeoor Hills. Built across approx. 32 acres of mixed-use development, surrounded by sprawling greenery, the residents of this project can enjoy the green surroundings emphasising on stress-free community living. Spread across approx. 2.75 acres, Piramal Vaikunth will also house Thane’s first ISKCON temple in its premises. The upcoming Wadala-Kasarvadavali Metro rail line is just about five minutes away from the project. And the government’s plan to build the International Business and Finance Centre on the Thane-Belapur Road has made Thane an attractive destination. Expansive living spaces Piramal Vaikunth’s project boasts approx. 60,000 sq ft of amenity spaces and open area that constitutes 40 per cent of the entire plot. Piramal Realty has teamed up with some of the global leaders in real estate consultancy. These include HOK Chicago for masterplan, DSP as design architect, BuroHappold as MEP and structural consultant, Lerch Bates for vertical transportation and Shapoorji Pallonji as construction partner. Cluster 1 of Vaikunth comprises three high-rise towers named — Vivaan, Vatsal and Vyom — with configurations of 2, 2.5 and 3BHK residences. Select apartments at Piramal Vaikunth will offer complete privacy from neighbours with no shared walls and three open sides allowing abundant sunlight and cross ventilation. The living rooms have full height wall-to-wall windows on one side and large picture windows on the other. The balconies that overlook the landscapes are a perfect setting for cozy conversations. The floor-to-floor height of up to 3.2 metres in select residences is another aspect of design that gives the feeling of spaciousness. The residents of Piramal Vaikunth can enjoy amenities like swimming pool, children’s pool, gymnasium, multi-purpose hall, toddlers’ play area, indoor games room, and library specific to a cluster. The project has access to a wide variety of social infrastructure including educational institutions, shopping centres, clubs, malls, hospitals, et al, Viviana Mall, Sulochanadevi Singhania School and Jupiter Hospital. Founded in 2012, Piramal Realty, the real estate development arm of Piramal Group, is the second largest developer in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by sales and amongst the top five in the country by sales. The company is in the process of doubling its area under development to 30 million sq ft across the residential and commercial segments. For more details, call +91 9513915212 MahaRERA Registration No. Vaikunth – Cluster 1: P51700003535 | MahaRERA Website: www.mahare
|2019-09-06||Thane slum dwellers give 48 hrs ultimatum to govt for overcoming 'biased' attitude - United News of India|
Thane slum dwellers give 48 hrs ultimatum to govt for overcoming 'biased' attitude Thane, Sep 6 (UNI) : Lakhs of slum dwellers, here in the city have threatened authorities of severe agitation if the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena government does not come up with a favourable decision on the dwellings issue. given an ultimatum to the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena government so as to decide on their dwellings within the next 48 hours else face serious agitation from them. Addressing a news conference here on Friday, Thane Sahar Zopadpatti Rahivasi Sanghatana (TSZRS) President Rakesh Modi told that the government is differentiating between the slum dwellers of Mumbai and Thane.
|2019-09-05||100-year-old Thane Ganesh mandal celebrates tradition - Hindustan Times|
100-year-old Thane Ganesh mandal celebrates tradition Updated: Sep 06, 2019 01:18 IST : Simple decorations of cloth and paper greet you as you enter the 100-year-old Shree Ganesh Utsav Mandal situated at Lokmanya Aali in Thane. No loud Bollywood music nor heavy decoration. The mandal, which started in 1920, is one of the oldest Ganpati mandal and continues to have environment-friendly celebrations and decorations. This was the same year freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak visited Thane and addressed the people. “We install an idol of clay. The idol’s height continues to be the same every year at 21 inches. There is hardly any fanfare. We welcome the idol with traditional dhol tasha. This is the essence of our during the 11-day celebrations and we are not changing it,” said Mayuresh Dev, chairman of Shree Ganesh Utsav Mandal, Lokmanya Aali. The idol is brought on a palkhi (palanquin) adorned with flowers and taken for visarjan in the same way. Children perform lezhim while the idol is placed in the wooden temple that is being reused for the past 11 years now. Around 300 houses in the vicinity contribute for the celebrations every year. “In the aarti, we sing in memory of Lokmanya Tilak as well. We do not force anyone to contribute for the celebrations. We ensure that what we contribute goies towards a noble cause,” said Dipesh Joglekar, secretary, Shree Ganeshutsav Mandal, Lokmanya Aali. The visually impaired have created LED garland and lights that run on solar energy. Every year, the mandal organises a blood donation camp, eye check-up, exhibition and sale of products made by cancer patients. This year, the mandal will donate for the flood-affected people in Sangli and Kolhapur. The younger generation take part with much enthusiasm and hope to carry it forward. Harish Patil, 37, resident of Lokmanya Aali, said, “We actively participate in the celebrations. I have heard stories from my grandparents about the way the festival was celebrated. We aim at unity and harmony while celebrating the festival in a traditional way.”
|2019-09-05||Robbers chase Thane resident’s car, rob ?2 lakh at gun-point - Hindustan Times|
Robbers chase Thane resident’s car, rob ?2 lakh at gun-point Updated: Sep 06, 2019 02:53 IST : A Thane resident was robbed of ?2 lakh by a gang of four at gun-point on the busy Ghodbunder Road on Tuesday night. The four accused, who were in a car, chased down the victim’s car and robbed the money, the police said. The accused are yet to be identified and are absconding. An officer from Chitalsar police station said, “The complainant Bhausaheb Khilare, the driver, was driving his employer Thomas Kutti, 53, on Tuesday night. Around 11.10pm, an unknown car tried to dash into their car and its occupants claimed that Khilare had caused the accident.” When the four accused inside the second car tried to stop Khilare, he refused to stop the vehicle. They chased him down before eventually stopping their car in front of the complainant’s car, the officer said. “The four accused got out of the car and threatened the driver with a gun. They then started assaulting the owner of the car demanding the bag of money he was carrying. The owner handed over the bag, after which all the four accused fled. We are trying to check if anyone known to the owner is involved in the robbery, as the accused seemed to be aware of the cash he was carrying.”
|2019-09-05||Japanese students get taste of Indian culture in Thane - Hindustan Times|
Japanese students get taste of Indian culture in Thane Updated: Sep 06, 2019 01:17 IST : Despite Ganeshotsav holidays, Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s Bedekar Institute of Management Studies was anything but empty on Thursday. This was thanks to the presence of 15 students from Kyoto Sangyo University in Kyoto, Japan, who are visiting the institute as part of a cultural exchange programme. Dressed in traditional Indian clothes and mehendi hands, the Japanese students said they were excited to learn about Indian culture. “We are a group of 15 students and two teachers. It’s been four days in Thane and we are having a great time knowing about the culture and tradition of India,” said Kiyokuni Shiga, teacher, Kyoto Sangyo University. “There were many prejudices that students had about India; they were worried about safety — was the water is safe to drink and a few more hygiene issues. However, most of this has changed as the students feel comfortable after the warm welcome. They have been interacting with other students and teachers and knowing more about the city,” said Shiga, who was dressed in a kurta-pyjama. “For this weather, the traditional attire is very comfortable and functional. I sometimes wear this in Japan as well,” he said. Shiga said all his students, who will be in India till September 15, were keen to purchase a saree as they fancied the simple attire. In the four days since they arrived, the Japanese students have interacted with their Indian counterparts, visited household Ganpati celebrations and witnessed folk dance shows. “We find the dance moves graceful,” said Sakura Koyama, student from Kyoto University. Another student, Ayano Horiuchi, loved applying mehendi. “We were surprised to see the creativity involved. They were also very quick applying it. We had to wait for it to dry and we became tired doing that. But the colour looks amazing.” Vaishali S, student from Bedekar College who was helping the Japanese students, said, “They are very curious and excited, they have questions and are participating in all activities with excitement. We are also learning a lot from them as they told us about some similarities in Indian and Japanese cultures.” Vijay Bedekar, president of Vidya Prasarak Mandal, said, “We are gradually introducing various aspects of Indian culture to the students.” “This is informative and they may find the colours in our celebration interesting. Both sets of students from India as well as Japan get to learn a lot in this programme. They also get to learn each other’s language, which is enlightening for all,” he added.
|2019-09-05||Two washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane, Palghar - Mumbai Mirror|
Two washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane, Palghar Updated: Sep 5, 2019, 13:03 IST : Thane: Two persons including a seven- year-old boy were washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane and neighboring Palghar district in the last two days, the police said. Laxman Tapisar (62), resident of Naikpada in Bhiwandi tehsil of Thane, was washed away on Tuesday. He was walking home along a bund amid heavy rain when he slipped and fell into nullah around 2.30 pm on Tuesday, said a local police official. He was still missing, said District Disaster Control Officer Anita Jawanjal. Abu Khan (7) was washed away after falling into a nullah near his house in Nallasopara in Palghar district around noon on Wednesday. Search was on for both Tapisar and the boy, local officials said. Heavy rain lashed Mumbai and surrounding areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
|2019-09-05||Mumbai rains updates: 30 flights cancelled, 118 delayed as downpour paralyses city - India Today|
Mumbai rains updates: 30 flights cancelled, 118 delayed as downpour paralyses city September 06, 2019 00:08 IST : Flight operations at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai were affected for the second day with cancellation of 30 flights and another 118 getting delayed on Thursday. As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 16 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. In addition, 118 flights were delayed, including 86 departure. In a brief statement, Mumbai International Airport Airport Ltd (MIAL) said that "operations are normal". "IndiGo has reported cancellations. Please contact the airlines for further information," it added. IndiGo suspended operations due to paucity of manpower on Wednesday night, a source said. The airline said in a statement Thursday morning that operations had resumed as per the schedule.
|2019-09-05||Kalyan: Youth held for killing mom who tortured wife - Times of India|
Kalyan: Youth held for killing mom who tortured wife Updated: Sep 5, 2019, 11:27 IST : KALYAN: A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his mother on Wednesday evening. Kalyan resident Aman Mulla was unhappy as his mother, Ruksana Mulla (56), used to allegedly torture his wife and had sent her recently to her in-laws’ home, said police. Police said a primary probe showed that Aman was unhappy with his mother and had a dispute with her at Gafoor Palace, in Bhoirwadi, Kalyan (W). They said that during the argument he suddenly assaulted his mother, using a pressure cooker, umbrella and other objects. Aman’s elder brother’s wife and her two children ran out of the house and informed neighbours, who called Bazarpeth police. But Aman’s mother died before the neighbours and police arrived. Assistant commissioner of police (Kalyan zone) Anil Powar said, “We have arrested the accused for killing his mother. A further probe is on.”
|2019-09-05||Two booked for manhandling & beating Thane doctor, ransacking his clinic - United News of India|
Two booked for manhandling & beating Thane doctor, ransacking his clinic Thane, Sep 5 (UNI) : The Rural Police have booked two people from Mira Road for alleged manhandling of a doctor and beating him as well as ransacking his clinic. An offence under sections 323, 352, 427, 504, 506 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code and also section 3 of the Medical Profession Rules, 1961 was registered with the Mira Road police station against the duo on Wednesday, police said on Thursday and informed that no arrest has been made so far in this connection. According to the police, the 80-year-old father of the alleged accused, Yogesh Mishra, was having a bout of vomiting and for which the complainant doctor, Nilesh Dahule (37), had visited their home.
|2019-09-05||Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Pune and Satara to witness more rainfall today - Mumbai Mirror|
Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Pune and Satara to witness more rainfall today Updated: Sep 5, 2019, 11:23 IST : Mumbaikars would be relieved to see the sun shining this morning but the Met department has predicted heavy rains in some parts of the city and suburbs over the next 24 hours. In a press release dated September 4, IMD stated that rainfall intensity is likely to increase over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra for the next 2-3 days and it shall gradually reduce afterwards. In the release, IMD predicted 'heavy to very heavy rain at a few places' in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Pune and Satara today (September 5). However, 'heavy rain at isolated places' is predicted in Sindhudurg, Nandurbar and Beed. 'Light to moderate rain' is predicted in Kolhapur, Hingoli and Nanded today.
|2019-09-05||Mumbai: Local Train Services Disrupted on Trans-Harbour Line After Pantograph Break at Koparkhairane - LatestLY|
Mumbai: Local Train Services Disrupted on Trans-Harbour Line After Pantograph Break at Koparkhairane Station Sep 05, 2019 22:31 PM IST : Navi Mumbai, September 5: Local train services on the Trans-Harbour line were disrupted after a pantograph broke at Koparkhairane station on Thursday evening. Due to this, local trains between Thane and Panvel were temporarily suspended. Several passengers were seen stranded at Koparkhairane station as trains were not running. The damaged train was later sent to car-shed; subsequently, services were resumed. The Trans-Harbour line connects Navi Mumbai (Vashi and Panvel) to Thane. "All Up and Down local trains between Thane and Panvel have been temporarily cancelled," the announcement was made at all station on the Trans-Harbour line. This came a day after heavy rains severely affected local train services on Central, Harbour and Western lines in Mumbai. Incessant rainfall continued on Thursday as well, giving commuters another tough day. On Wednesday, heavy rains paralysed normal life across Mumbai for the third time this monsoon. By noon, authorities had to suspend local trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Thane and Vashi on Central and Harbour lines due to heavy waterlogging on railway tracks at different locations. On the Western line, services between Churchgate and Vasai remained suspended for several hours.
|2019-09-05||Daily Bulletin: Chidambaram's CBI custody ends; schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane shut; day's top stories - Firstpost|
Daily Bulletin: Chidambaram's CBI custody ends; schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane shut; day's top stories Sep 05, 2019 08:16:16 IST : Supreme Court, trial court to hear plea by P Chidambaram as ex-FM's CBI custody ends Thursday will be a crucial day for Congress veteran P Chidambaram, whose fate will be decided by the Supreme Court which is scheduled to pronounce verdict on his plea challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict denying him anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media money laundering case lodged by the ED. The apex court is also likely to pass the order on his plea challenging the issuance of the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him and the subsequent remand orders for custodial interrogation issued by the trial court in the corruption case lodged by the CBI. Chidambaram's 15-day CBI custody, ordered by the special court in five spells, which started after his arrest on 21 August night, comes to end on Thursday. His fate will also be decided by the trial court which reserved order on anticipatory bail applications in the cases registered by the CBI and the ED in the Aircel-Maxis deal scam. In the Supreme Court, a bench of Justices R Banumathi and AS Bopanna had reserved orders on August 29 on the Chidambaram's plea in the ED case. While reserving the orders the bench had said it would decide on the question whether to look into the documents placed before it by the ED in a sealed cover. "Whether to look into the documents will depend on the decision of the court," the bench had said and added that if it decides not to look into the document, then entire documents will be returned to the ED as it is. Daily Bulletin: Chidambarams CBI custody ends; schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane shut; days top stories Mumbai streets flooded due to incessant rainfall on 4 September. Reuters The top court had directed the ED to produce the documents in a sealed cover with the authenticated seal of the Directorate of Enforcement. Chidambaram, who was arrested on 21 August, is in the CBI custody till tomorrow in INX Media corruption case. He is likely to be produced before the special judge on expiry of his remand period. The top court had on 3 September ordered that Chidambaram would remain in the CBI custody till 5 September despite the probe agency insisting that it did not require his further custodial interrogation. CBI had lodged an FIR on 15 May 2017, alleging irregularities in FIPB clearance granted to INX Media group for receiving overseas funds of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram's tenure as finance minister. Thereafter, ED lodged a money laundering case in 2017. The Delhi High Court had on 20 August, rejected anticipatory bail pleas of Chidambaram in the INX media scam cases lodged by CBI and ED. If the apex court gives relief in both the CBI and ED cases, then Chidambaram will be out on bail. Mumbai rains: Holiday for schools, junior colleges in city, including Thane today The Maharashtra government has declared a holiday on Thursday in all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and the Kokan region as a precautionary measure in view of heavy rainfall forecast. School education minister Ashish Shelar announced this on Wednesday on his official Twitter account. He said: District collectors in other parts of Maharashtra to decide, based on local conditions, he added. Earlier in the day, the Mumbai civic body had asked the schools in the city and suburbs to remain closed on Wednesday in view of heavy rainfall.
|2019-09-05||Mumbai rains: IndiGo leads cancellations from Mumbai airport for 2nd day; 350 flights delayed - Livemint|
Mumbai rains: IndiGo leads cancellations from Mumbai airport for 2nd day; 350 flights delayed Updated: 05 Sep 2019, 10:20 PM IST : Heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining areas today resulting in water-logging at many places in the city. All schools and junior colleges have been ordered to remain shut today as a precautionary measure. The weather department has predicted heavy rain in Mumbai today. As per a live flight-tracking website, 14 incoming and 18 outbound flights were cancelled on Thursday. Catch all the latest updates on Mumbai rains here: 32 flights cancelled Heavy rains lashing the city since the weekend continued to hit flight operations from the city Thursday, leading to 32 cancellation, mostly of IndiGo, and over 350 flight delays. Of the cancelled flights, 18 were departures and the rest 14 were arrivals, as per the live flight tracking website Flightradar24. The GVK group-run airport operator did not provide any update except the one in the morning when in brief statement, it claimed that "operations are normal". On Wednesday as well, operations were hit as 455 flights were delayed and around 20 were cancelled, with most of them again by Indigo due to the heavy rains that brought the city to a grinding halt. IndiGo was even forced to suspend operations at the Mumbai airport Wednesday night as it did not have required manpower to operate them, as per a source. As per Flightradar24 data, as many as 271 arrivals and 71 departing flights were affected Thursday. Indigo in a statement said it was sending staff from other stations to normalize its Mumbai operations. Two washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane, Palghar Two persons including a seven-year-old boy were washed away in flooded nullahs in Thane and neighboring Palghar district in the last two days, the police said. Laxman Tapisar (62), resident of Naikpada in Bhiwandi tehsil of Thane, was washed away on Tuesday. IndiGo passengers'forced' to sit in stranded flight: DGCA to probe Aviation regulator DGCA will probe the alleged incident of budget carrier IndiGo forcing the passengers of its Jaipur-bound flight to sit in the stranded aircraft at Mumbai Airport on Wednesday night, a top official source said. IndiGo's operations at the city airport were hit hard with the carrier cancelling many flights on Wednesday following incessant rains in the city. Of around 20 flights that were cancelled, most were of IndiGo. Vistara flights cancelled for today Due to heavy rains in Mumbai on wednesday, some flights are cancelled for today.
|2019-09-05||Low-lying areas in Thane, Bhiwandi inundated, water enters homes - Yahoo India News|
Low-lying areas in Thane, Bhiwandi inundated, water enters homes 5 September 2019 : Thane: Heavy rain caused waterlogging in many low-lying areas of Bhiwandi and Thane on Wednesday morning. As a result, Vrindavan Road in Thane had to be closed for two hours and was reopened later, when the intensity of the rain diminished. At Gaimukh Naka on Ghodbunder Road, Thane, heavy rain put the brakes on the movement of Volvo buses on the Thane-Borivli route. Services were resumed only when the rain slowed down, informed officials of the regional disaster management cell (RDMC). Improper cleaning of the nullah in the Shelar gram panchayat area of Bhiwandi rural, led to drainage water accumulation at Nadi Naka, Durga Apartment, Latif Compound and Aatarpada. Water began entering houses in Nadi Naka in Bhiwandi, with as much as 3-4 feet accumulation in some homes, causing anxiety and inconvenience to the residents.Munna Gaud from Shelar village said, “This situation happens every year as the nullah is low-lying and has not been properly cleaned, which causes waterlogging. No Shelar gram panchayat authority is taking the matter seriously.” Cars, trucks and two-wheelers were seen stuck for over 30 minutes at the Nadi Naka Shelar village, which is connected to the Gujarat highway. But there was no traffic authority to manage the situation. Vehicles were seen moving with their tyres completely submerged in water. In Thane and Bhiwandi, residents could be seen wading through waterlogged roads following non-stop rain since Tuesday.
|2019-09-05||Waste management: Thane civic body will assist residents to set up compost pits - Hindustan Times|
Waste management:?Thane civic body will assist residents to set up compost pits Updated: Sep 06, 2019 02:59 IST : After a first failed attempt to make residential societies treat their own waste, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is now giving it a second shot. It will be a much softer approach at convincing bulk generators to treat their own waste. The solid waste department has claimed they will try to understand the issues of the people and find solutions so that societies can install the system. The assistant sanitation inspector of every area will visit the residential societies and tell them of the importance of waste treatment plants. The corporation has also posted on their website a list of vendors, who can assist the societies in setting up the plant. With Assembly elections approaching, the stand of the ruling party, which had earlier opposed to compulsion imposed on societies, will also play a role in its implementation. The non co-operation from the societies to treat their solid waste was also one of the prime reasons for the corporation losing points in the Swachh Survekshan rankings this year. An official from solid waste department said, “As per the solid waste management rules of 2016, it is compulsory for societies which generate more than 100 kg of waste to treat their own waste.” “Although we had faced opposition from the societies and the politicians the first time, societies should understand that these are the rules of the Central government and they need to be followed. All societies will have to treat their waste. We have decided to start a dialogue with the societies this time,” he said. The corporation had sent out notices to the residential societies to compulsorily treat their waste in November 2017. It had made it mandatory for the societies to treat the waste and said that if they didn’t do so, the garbage of such societies would not be picked up. The ultimatum received lot of opposition for the corporation from the societies and the ruling party. “We have to pick up garbage as it will create hygiene issues in the city. We have decided that inspectors from different areas will visit the societies in their areas and convince them to compost the waste. Our employees will also help resolve the issues related to availability of space and different methods to adopt. The societies can start with a small pit. The project can be taken on a large scale after the result.” He said the first target will be commercial establishments, following which, the housing societies will be targeted. Around 50 societies started composting their waste after the notice, while a few were already doing it before the notices were sent out. The societies said the corporation should provide them expertise and they do not want to deal with vendors. Kasber Augustine, the founder of Thane Citizens’ Foundation (TCF), said, “We are not against waste management, but we want our issues to be addressed.” “We had demanded that the corporation provide a land for several societies for composting in each ward. The corporation can provide us expertise and we are ready to pay a nominal fees to them,” he said. “However, we do not want to deal with any vendor who might vanish in few months, leaving us in the lurch. We will put in 50% efforts while the corporation should put in the remaining 50% to resolve the problem,” he added. ‘Give us tax rebate’ Kasber Augustine, founder of Thane Citizen’s Foundation, sought tax rebate for composting waste. An official from the solid waste dept said, “The rebate at present is not applicable for those societies who compulsorily have to treat their waste. Those societies, who are not bound to compost their waste, but are still composting will get a rebate.” The ruling party has claimed that since the TMC has just put the notice online and not made it mandatory, they will not be taking a stand at present. Naresh Mhaske of Shiv Sena, leader of the TMC house, said, “We will oppose the project if the societies have any problems implementing it.”
|2019-09-04||Mumbai rains: Holiday for schools, junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane on 5 Sept - Livemint|
Mumbai rains: Holiday for schools, junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane on 5 Sept Updated: 05 Sep 2019, 01:23 AM IST : With heavy rains pounding Mumbai and its suburbs, the weather department on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' for the city and adjoining areas and asked the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. Out of the 150 weather stations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), around 100 recorded over 200 mm rainfall in last 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Catch all the latest updates on Mumbai rains here: The Maharashtra government has declared a holiday on Thursday in all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and the Kokan region as a precautionary measure in view of heavy rainfall forecast. School education minister Ashish Shelar announced this on Wednesday on his official Twitter account. Meanwhile, flight operations at the GVK group-operated Mumbai airport were crippled partially on Wednesday due to incessant rains lashing the city since Tuesday, with around 20 flights cancelled and another 280 delayed, a live flight tracking website showed. Due to the unprecedented rains, close to 24 flights were held up on ground until 23:30 hrs. As a result of collective efforts, five flights have departed between 22:30 and 23:10 hours, airport authorities said in a statement. Irate train commuters resorted to protests on Wednesday evening, including a rail roko in suburban Andheri, against the hardships faced due to delays and cancellations on the city's lifeline in the wake of heavy rains, PTI reported. The rail services have been impacted since late Wednesday morning due to the torrential downpour, leaving scores of commuters stranded and unable to get back home. Apart from protests, there were at least two incidents of stampede-like situation because of overflow of commuters at Ghatkopar and Thane stations, officials said. At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, a group of protesters was seen giving vent to their anger by shouting slogans against the Central Railway late in the evening, said police officials. Trains short terminated and short originating due to heavy rains in Mumbai: Central Railway
|2019-09-04||Maha rains: Schools, junior colleges to remain closed in Mumbai, Thane - Sify News|
Maha rains: Schools, junior colleges to remain closed in Mumbai, Thane Last Updated: Thu, Sep 05, 2019 03:40 hrs : Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sept 5 (ANI): In view of the forecast of heavy rains, all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan regions will remain closed on September 5, informed Maharashtra education minister Ashish Shelar. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday declared that schools under its jurisdiction will be used as shelters for housing people stranded due to rain. On Wednesday, BMC Additional Municipal Commissioner, A Jarhad, visited Manohardas school near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, to take stock of the situation and to ensure people stranded due to rains were being taken care of. As incessant rains lashed Mumbai and Maharashtra, life was thrown out of gear with delay in train and flight services causing great inconvenience to passengers. However, train services resumed on Kurla to Kalyan route and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) to Goregaon route after rains relented late on Wednesday evening. Private bus services also resumed after water receded in Dadar. Flight operations have also been severely hit due to rains. Air India tweeted on Wednesday: "Passenger Alert !! Due to heavy rains, flights out of Mumbai will be delayed. Passengers are requested to check flight status through Air India website, Mobile App or Customer care."
|2019-09-04||Thane mayor, civic chief at loggerheads - The Indian Express|
Thane mayor, civic chief at loggerheads Published: September 5, 2019 2:45:15 am : The Thane mayor and municipal commissioner are once again at loggerheads. Mayor Minakshi Shinde wrote a mail to the chief minister complaining about the civic chief on Tuesday. The official complaint letter demanding action was sent on Wednesday, sources said. Following the tussle in General Body Meeting (GBM) of the House where opposition leaders brought up the condition of the Chhatrapati Shivaji hospital in Kalwa, commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal is said to have asked for time to look into the matter before the next sitting of the GBM. However, his request was denied, which led to municipal officials boycotting the meeting. “In that meeting, some corporators demanded that a no-confidence motion be passed against the commissioner. While that is in process, I wrote to the CM regarding his behaviour and attitude towards the elected members,” Shinde said. “He has been disrespectful, doesn’t attend meetings and has come only once for the celebration of Independence Day and Republic Day in my five-year tenure,” she added. The mayor also complained that the commissioner had disrespected the elected members whenever they have been critical of him or his staff. “Not attending meetings and not listening to the corporators doesn’t behove an IAS officer. I have brought all of this to the CM’s notice,” she said. Jaiswal did not respond to calls or messages from the The Indian Express. According to sources, he had written a confidential letter to the mayor last week listing his achievements and claiming that he was working for the development of the people of Thane. In the letter, Jaiswal claimed he was “hurt” by the attitude of corporators who were trying to oppose and malign the municipal administration, sources said. In the past, the commissioner and the mayor have been at loggerheads over various administration decisions. In 2018, the commissioner had taken out a press release claiming the mayor had thwarted supply of funds intended for his projects and had not approved of a trip he was to take to UK for a project he had proposed. The civic chief’s happiness index projects meant for the city have also gone in vain due to lack of approval in the past.
|2019-09-04||Thane: Man stabs mother to death - The Indian Express|
Thane: Man stabs mother to death Updated: September 5, 2019 2:52:04 am : “The deceased has been identified as Ruksana Mulla (50),” a senior officer said. A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his mother to death in Kalyan on Wednesday night. The man allegedly tried to attack his sister-in-law and her children too, police said. According to Bazarpeth police, the accused has been identified as Aman Mulla. “The deceased has been identified as Ruksana Mulla (50),” a senior officer said. “His sister-in-law rushed out of the house with her children when he attacked his mother with a knife and alerted neighbours,” he said.
|2019-09-04||Thane mayor lists failures of Municipal Commissioner to Fadnavis - United News of India|
|2019-09-04||Mumbai, Thane rain forecast: IMD issues orange alert; heavy rain today and tomorrow - Condé Nast Traveller India - The Last Word in Travel|
Mumbai, Thane rain forecast: IMD issues orange alert; heavy rain today and tomorrow Published: Sep 04, 2019 | 11:11:58 IST : Mumbai, Thane and neighbouring districts will get heavy to very heavy rain all through Wednesday and parts of Thursday, according to a forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department. The IMD has issued an “Orange Alert” for Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts for Wednesday, 4 September. The state government has declared a holiday in all schools across Mumbai, Thane and Konkan.In view of ongoing rains & forecast, holiday is declared for today for all schools in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region. District collectors of other parts of Maharashtra will decide on school holiday, depending on the local rainfall situation. #MumbaiRainsLiveUpdates— ashish shelar (@ShelarAshish) September 4, 2019The IMD has four levels of warnings: Green (No Warning: no action); Yellow (Watch: be updated); Orange (Alert: Be prepared); Red (Warning: take action).Mumbai rain forecastMumbai is likely to get very heavy rain all through Wednesday, particularly in the second half. Rain may abate for a few hours on Thursday morning but is likely to pick up again later in the day and continue all the way till the end of Friday, at least.To those asking this rainy spell in Mumbai will continue throughout this week. Next 36-48 hours rains will be at its heaviest after that intensity will decrease once UAC over North Konkan/South Gujarat weakens. Short breaks in rains key to avoid severe waterlogging. #MumbaiRains pic.twitter.com/56ZoytL9lI— Mumbai Weather (@IndiaWeatherMan) September 4, 2019Mumbai high tideMumbai will sea high tide at 3.17pm on Wednesday; and on Thursday at 4.05am, 10.07am and 4.00pm. Typically, flooding and water-logging is exacerbated if the city sees heavy rain around the same time the tide comes in.But the worst hit of this spell of rain will be taken by the Konkan coast. If you’re planning to drive along the Mumbai-Goa highway, you may want to take a rain-check. Heavy to very heavy rain is forecast for the next 3 days, and this could severely affect visibility and driving conditions. Konkan Railway trains are running on schedule so far, but these could get affected too. NEXT In This Story: MumbaiThane Now Playing: The city of Brisbane has more than a few culinary tricks up its sleeveSUBSCRIBE TO YouTube Next Story XYou have read of 10 stories this month SIGN UP Not now LOGIN INDIACultureExperiencesFood & DrinkHotels & ResortsTravel GuideINTERNATIONALCultureExperiencesFood & DrinkHotels & ResortsTravel GuideBUSINESS TRAVELLERTRENDSINSIDERSVideosSponsoredCity guidesBoutique HotelsDestination Wedding GuideDON’T TRAVEL WITHOUT IT#UnDiscoverAustraliaEssentially RajasthanCNT + Himalayan Top Restaurant AwardsInitiativesLuxury Travel Fair 2020Readers’ Travel Awards 2018The List 2017MagazineNewsletter SUBSCRIBE Follow Us Editors And WritersCareersContact UsTerms & Conditions ASSOCIATE SITES : GQ India | VOGUE India | Architectural DigestGlobal PresenceChinaRussiaSpainUKUSA© 2019 Condé Nast India All rights reserved @ Condé Nast Traveller India 2019
|2019-09-04||Mumbai: Thane mayor writes to CM about civic chief's insubordination - India Today|
Mumbai: Thane mayor writes to CM about civic chief's insubordination UPDATED: September 4, 2019 12:16 IST : Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde has complained to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis against the city civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal over his alleged insubordination. Shinde, in her letter written to Fadnavis on Tuesday, claimed Jaiswal did not give much importance to the Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) general body meetings and also asked his officials not to attend them. "He attends specific meetings with vested interest. He also failed to attend the TMC's flag hoisting functions on January 26 and August 15," she said in the letter. She requested Fadnavis to direct Jaiswal to attend TMC's general body meetings and desist from abusing the elected representatives and making allegations against them. Notably, some members of the TMC's general body last week proposed a no-confidence motion against Jaiswal and requested the mayor to call a special meeting for it. The general body expressed unhappiness over some of the proposals of the civic administration, alleging irregularities in them. Earlier, Jaiswal, who has completed over four years in office, in a letter written to the mayor last Saturday, listed his achievements and said he was working for the development of the city and its citizens. In the letter, marked as confidential but leaked on social media, he said the corporators were opposing proposals of the administration and levelling allegations against it. Jaiswal said he was "hurt" by such an attitude of the corporators. He asked the mayor to call a meeting and let the TMC's general body decide on the proposed no-confidence motion against him before the announcement of the model code of conduct for the upcoming state Assembly elections.
|2019-09-04||Gujarat woman hangs 2 kids, self in Thane - Times of India|
Gujarat woman hangs 2 kids, self in Thane Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 9:41 IST : THANE: A 28-year-old woman from Gujarat and her two minor children were found hanging at the Thane flat of her brother on Sunday. The deceased, Seeta Vaviva, who hailed from Rapar in Kutch region, and her two children—Lakshya (5) and Rudra (4) had been staying at Seeta’s brother’s home for the last 25 days, said senior inspector Kishor Khairnar of Kasarwadavali police station. He said that the manner in which the bodies were found hanging and a note, purportedly written by Seeta, suggest that it she hanged the two kids before hanging herself. She was married to a garage owner, Raju, for the last seven years. The police said there was marital issues between the couple. The police said that, according to a complaint by Seeta’s brother, her husband and inlaws harassed and beat her up often. “Currently, a fight was on over custody of the children,” Khairnar told TOI. No arrests have been made so far, said the police.
|2019-09-04||Thane: Woman ‘kills 2 children, commits suicide’, husband booked - The Indian Express|
|2019-09-04||Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates - Free Press Journal|
|2019-09-04||Mumbai Rains LIVE: Western Railways resume services; city remains on red alert - Moneycontrol.com|
|2019-09-04||Mumbai Rains Train Updates: Services stopped between CST-Thane on main, Vadala-Vashi on harbour - DNA India|
Mumbai Rains Train Updates: Services stopped between CST-Thane on main, Vadala-Vashi on harbour Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 08:54 PM IST : Train services were hit in Mumbai on Wednesday as the city came under a deluge of rain. Schools in Mumbai will remain closed on Wednesday due to heavy rainfall which lashed the city last night, causing massive water-logging in several areas."In wake of IMD's warning of heavy rainfall for the rest of the day too, the schools shall remain closed today," the BMC tweeted this morning. The corporation has urged the school principals to ensure students' safety if they reached school today morning. "The Principals of the schools where students are already in, are requested to take all precautions and ensure that the children are sent back home carefully and safely," the tweet further read. Meanwhile, areas like Sion, Parel, Dadar and Byculla received heavy rain in the wee hours today. Incessant rains in the adjoining districts of Mumbai led to water-logging, causing trouble to the commuters. Water-logging also occurred in the areas near King Circle railway station and Gandhi Market.
|2019-09-04||Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: IMD issues red alert as heavy rains pound Mumbai - The Indian Express|
Weather Forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: IMD issues red alert as heavy rains pound Mumbai Updated: September 5, 2019 8:19:42 am : Mumbai rains, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘red alert’ asking the authorities to be prepared to handle any situation. The department has predicted intense rain in Mumbai and the surrounding areas in the next 24 hours. Electricity supply to various parts of the city was discontinued after the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport (BEST) substations at Matunga, King’s Circle and Wadala were submerged in water. The IMD said that 100 out of the 150 weather stations in the city recorded over 200 mm rain in the last 24 hours. Andheri East in Mumbai recorded the highest rain, around 214 mm, in six hours. Andheri West, Vikhroli, Marol and Ville Parle also received record rain on Wednesday. Train services on various lines were stopped as a result of waterlogging. People have been asked to avoid venturing near the sea or walking in waterlogged areas. Mumbai residents have been asked to call 1916 for any assistance. Overnight rains have also resulted in waterlogging and traffic disruption in Sion, Parel, King’s Circle, Dadar and Byculla. In the wake of IMD’s warning of heavy rainfall for Wednesday, all Mumbai schools shall remain closed today. Meanwhile, a cloud cover enveloped Delhi for quite some time on Monday, rains kept city residents waiting. However, the weather department said, light showers are likely at night and on Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, according to data shared by the weather agency, nearly half of the country has received excess rainfall in August, which recorded 15 per cent more precipitation than normal.
|2019-09-04||Thane mayor lists failures of Municipal Commissioner to Fadnavis - United News of India|
Thane mayor lists failures of Municipal Commissioner to Fadnavis Thane, Sep 4 (UNI) : The city mayor Meenakshi Shinde complained to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis about the Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal listing his inaction and failures. The copies of the letter has been making rounds in the social media since Tuesday.
|2019-09-04||Man arrested for brutally killing mother in Kalyan - Times of India|
Man arrested for brutally killing mother in Kalyan Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 22:36 IST : KALYAN: A 28-year-old man has been arrested for brutally killing his mother in Kalyan on Wednesday evening. The accused Aman Mulla was unhappy over his mother Ruksana Mulla (56) for torturing his wife and sending his wife to her home. The incident took place on Wednesday evening at Gafoor Palace building situated in Bhoirwadi area in Kalyan (West). Police said primary probe shows that Aman was unhappy over his mother Ruksana for allegedly torturing his wife and over same issue on Wednesday evening he had dispute with his mother. Police said during argument accused suddenly started assaulting his mother badly using pressure cooker, umbrella and other hard objects available at home. Looking at the incident, Aman's elder brother's wife and her two kids present at house fled from house and informed the neighbours who called local Bazarpeth police but till police and neighbours reached the spot, Aman had killed his mother. Anil Powar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kalyan zone said, We have arrested the accused for killing his mother and further probe is on.
|2019-09-04||Man's corpse with disfigured face found in field; 2 booked - Times Now|
Man's corpse with disfigured face found in field; 2 booked Updated Sep 04, 2019 : Thane: The body of a 32-year-old man with his face disfigured was found dumped at a field in Thane district of Maharashtra, a police official said on Wednesday. Two persons have been booked in connection with the killing of the man, identified as Shivram Shetty, a resident of Kamba village in Kalyan taluka, he said. Some passers-by spotted the body at a field in the village on Tuesday and informed the police who rushed to the spot and sent it for postmortem, the official at Kalyan taluka police station said. He said the assailants, identified as Ranjit and Bhola, both also natives of the same village, had some old enmity with Shetty. They allegedly strangled him to death and later smashed his face with a stone or a heavy object, the official said, adding that the incident apparently took place between Sunday and Tuesday. Based on a complaint filed by a family member of the deceased, the accused were booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 34 (common intention), he said. No arrest has been made so far, he added.
|2019-09-04||PM Modi likely to perform bhoomi pujan of Kalyan -Taloja Metro line: Shiv Sena MP - Times of India|
PM Modi likely to perform Bhoomi pujan of Kalyan -Taloja Metro line: Shiv Sena MP Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 22:50 IST : KALYAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to perform bhoomi pujan (Ground breaking ceremony) of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's (MMRDA) proposed 25km Kalyan-Taloja metro route during his visit on September 7 in Mumbai. Shiv Sena MP Dr Shrikant Shinde from Kalyan on Wednesday informed the media while issuing press note. Shinde told TOI, PM Modi is coming to Mumbai at MMRDA's function where he is likely to make bhoomi pujan of sanctioned Kalyan- Taloja metro route. The proposed Kalyan-Taloja metro will have 25 kilometers distance and it will have 18 railway stations on route. Looking at development in region in 2017, Shinde had demanded chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to consider Kalyan- Taloja route as already Metro was proposed till Kalyan from Thane for better connectivity. Looking at the demand, CM Devendra Fadnavis had asked MMRDA to make DPR (Detailed Project Report) of the route, which he later on 21 November 2017 sanctioned to be prepared by MMRDA. The move will benefit lakhs of residents from region who either had to depend on bus route or long train route to reach Navi Mumbai side via Thane.
|2019-09-04||Mumbai Rains: Intense showers lash city, Thane and Navi Mumbai - news - Mid-Day|
Mumbai Rains: Intense showers lash city, Thane and Navi Mumbai Updated: Sep 04, 2019, 16:41 : Heavy rains made a reappearance in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Navi Mumbai on Wednesday causing waterlogging and floods in different parts of the city. Road and railway services got affected and schools were also shut as rains battered the city and suburbs.
|2019-09-04||Thane: Woman who killed ‘alcoholic’ husband gets life sentence - Times of India|
Thane: Woman who killed ‘alcoholic’ husband gets life sentence Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 5:39 IST : THANE: A court has convicted a 38-year-old homemaker for killing her husband and sentenced her to life imprisonment. Chandarakala Bhoir, from Khatkariwadi of Khanivali in Wada taluka, was found guilty by district judge P P Jadhav under section 302 of IPC and fined Rs 5,000. The prosecutor told court the couple was married, with a teenage daughter and Chandrakant Bhoir (35), a farmer, was addicted to alcohol and would often demand money from her. The accused was reluctant to oblige him, which resulted in frequent quarrels. She attacked her husband with a sickle at home around 9.40pm on September 17, 2016. She was also annoyed as he used to repeatedly beat up their daughter, which is why she took the extreme step, the prosecution told court. The defence counsel pointed out several lapses the prosecution’s version. The judge noted, “..though the confession before the police patil cannot be said to be reliable and conclusive proof, the other evidence on record clearly established the involvement of accused in assault upon her husband by means of sickle. From all circumstantial evidence on record and false explanation by the accused, as well as from the medical evidence, the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that it is the accused who caused the death of her husband Chandrakant by assaulting him by means of sickle”. The judge noted in his order that the prosecution had proved all charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubt, for which the accused had to be convicted and sentenced. The case rested on circumstantial evidence and records placed before court.
|2019-09-04||Kalyan: Woman’s body found with stabs, husband on run - Times of India|
Kalyan: Woman’s body found with stabs, husband on run Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 9:46 IST : KALYAN: A woman was found murdered in her Kalyan residence on Monday. The body of Rekha Kumar (22) was found with the throat slashed while her hands and legs were trussed up. The police said that her husband, Vikram (26), who has been missing, is the key suspect while a second person’s involvement cannot be ruled out. A police officer said they suspect that an extramarital affair seems to be the motive for the crime. The police had rushed to the couple home in Umbarde village on Monday afternoon after a neighbour, who discovered the body, alerted them. An officer from Khadakpada police station, where a murder case has been registered, said that the woman’s hands and legs had been tied up before her throat was slashed. “Vikram, a construction labourer, the key suspect, is on the run,” said an officer. Sources in the police said their probe shows that he first fled to Surat, returned to the city. Assistant police inspector D V Aavare said it appears that Vikram suspected his wife of cheating on him. “But we cannot jump to any conclusion just yet. This is what our intiial probe indicates.”
|2019-09-03||Woman killed in Thane, cops suspect absconding husband - Mumbai Mirror|
Woman killed in Thane, cops suspect absconding husband Updated: Sep 3, 2019, 08:37 IST : Thane: A woman was found murdered on Monday in Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district with police launching a manhunt for her absconding husband, an official said. A neighbour found the woman in a pool of blood, with a stab wound in her neck, in her room in Khadakpada area of Kalyan in the morning, the official said. "Rekha (21) and her husband Vikram Kumar (26) were living there for the past two months. Neighbours saw Kumar leaving the place so we suspect he is behind the crime. Efforts are on to nab him," he said.
|2019-09-03||JONES, Thane Lewis, Sr. - KXLY Spokane|
|2019-09-03||Heavy rains lash Konkan, Goa; Thane-Belapur tops with 190mm - Times of India|
Heavy rains lash Konkan, Goa; Thane-Belapur tops with 190mm Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 4:23 IST : Pune: A strong revival of the monsoon resulted in heavy to very heavy rains at 23 places in Konkan and Goa over the 24 hours ending 8.30am on Tuesday. Several locations in Konkan recorded triple-digit rains over the period, including Thane-Belapur (190mm), Uran (170mm) and Ratnagiri and Thane (140mm). Rains in isolated parts of the state will continue to be heavy while Pune city will receive moderate showers. The 190mm rain that Thane-Belapur received was the second-highest downpour during the 24-hour period, after Kollur in Karnataka at 210mm. At least 10 locations in the state recorded triple-digit rain during the period. Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather, India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune, told TOI that a cyclonic circulation has formed over Kutch and its neighbourhood, which was expected to shift to north Maharashtra. “Earlier conditions that activated the monsoon in the state will stay, like the offshore trough from the south Maharashtra coast to the Kerala coast, the monsoon low over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Odisha-West Bengal coasts, as well as the East-West shear zone tilting southwards,” he said. Kashyapi said that though the monsoon low from Bay of Bengal has a slow movement, it is the combined effect of these factors that made the monsoon active to vigorous not only in Konkan, but in major parts of the state. Kashyapi said there was significant clouding over Maharashtra on Tuesday, as the satellite images were indicating, with strong westerlies coming from the Arabian Sea. “We expect the rainfall activity to reduce from September 5 forenoon in Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha, but Konkan would continue to remain on a isolated heavy rain warning till September 6-7,” he said. In the 24-hour period ending 8.30pm on Tuesday, only Gaganbawada in Madhya Maharashtra received triple-digit rains (110mm), while four locations in Vidarbha received heavy rains — Desaiganj, Kurkheda, Umrer and Arjuni Morgaon. On September 4 and 5 too, heavy to very heavy rains are expected at isolated locations in Konkan-Goa and heavy rains at isolated places in Madhya Maharashtra. The ghat areas in Pune and Satara districts will continue to have the “heavy rain at isolated places” warning till September 5. Kolhapur district, meanwhile, is likely to see heavy rain at isolated places in the ghat areas on September 4 only. The IMD expects light to moderate rains over Pune city too on September 4, with spells of intense, moderate rain at times.
|2019-09-03||Woman kills 2 sons, ends life in Thane - Hindustan Times|
Woman kills 2 sons, ends life in Thane Updated: Sep 03, 2019 22:35 IST : A 28-year-old woman allegedly murdered her two sons, aged 4 and 5, and then committed suicide in her house at Waghbil along Ghodbunder Road on Sunday. The woman’s suicide note blamed her estranged husband and in-laws for physically and mentally assaulting her for many years. She had complained several times against her husband and in-laws in a police station in Kutch and was also fighting a custody battle over her two sons. The Kasarvadavli police have registered a case of abetment to suicide against the woman’s husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law. The police have also booked a police sub-inspector of Rapar police station in Kutch district, following allegations from the family that he ignored her complaints. A police officer, requesting anonymity, said, “The woman is from Kutch. She shifted to Thane a month ago with her parents and her brother after complaining of harassment by her in-laws. On Sunday, her brother had gone for work and her parents were not at home. She called one of her relatives in Navi Mumbai and said she was ‘leaving’.” He sensed something amiss and alerted her brother. Her brother rushed home but the door was locked from inside. The police officer said, “After he alerted us, we broke the lock and found them dead.” The couple got married in 2011. Her husband works in car service centre in Rapar village of Kutch district. “Since September 2017, she has lodged several complaints of harassment against the husband and in-laws. In February this year, she left her husband’s house. Her husband allegedly took the children back several times after which she filed a custody case. The court ordered the children to stay with her but her husband refused to follow the court order. Few months ago, she filed a case in Ahmedabad high court for the children’s custody.” The woman’s family alleged that the villagers, too, harassed her family. “Few weeks ago, her husband tried to attack the woman’s mother, who was riding her scooter with one of the kids sitting pillion. Tired of the harassment, the family left the village and came to Thane, where they rented an apartment. “We found a suicide note written in Gujarati. She has said her husband and in-laws had been harassing her. She also wrote that her brothers should perform the last rites and not her husband. We have registered a case of abetment against the husband and in-laws,” the police said, adding that a team has gone to Kutch to probe the case.
|2019-09-03||Met Dept. Issues Orange Alert For Mumbai And Thane - The Weather Channel|
Met Department Issues Orange Alert for Mumbai and Thane With Mumbai on the second day of its favourite festival - Ganesh Chathurthi - in full swing, the weather may put a dampener on the celebrations. The regional meteorological centre (RMC) has put out an orange alert for Mumbai and Thane for Tuesday and Wednesday. Both will receive “heavy to very heavy rains” at isolated places, a note from RMC says on Tuesday. From Thursday onwards the intensity of rains is expected to subside. As per the India Meteorological Department, ‘heavy rains’ indicate rainfall amounts ranging from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm and ‘very heavy rainfall’ mean 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm rainfall. On Monday, while Colaba received 80 mm of rain, Santacruz received 131.4 mm of rain. Parts of Thane district received up to 190 mm rainfall during the past 24-hours till Tuesday morning. The heavy rain disrupted traffic across Mumbai on Monday. The RMC Mumbai on Tuesday said that the southwest monsoon was ‘vigorous’ over south Konkan-Goa, Saurashtra and Kutch, and is active over north Konkan and south-central Maharashtra. The off-shore trough running from southern Maharashtra to Kerala coasts is said to have triggered heavy rains. Humid westerly winds from the Arabian Sea are enhanced by the Cyclonic Circulation resulting in moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms over the west coast. While Palghar was issued an orange alert for Tuesday, other regions in Maharashtra like Raigad and Ratnagiri and Sindhudhurg have been issued orange alerts for both Tuesday and Wednesday. An orange alert from IMD means ‘be prepared’ as the weather conditions could disrupt daily life.
|2019-09-03||Met predicts heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai, Raigad and Thane on Wednesday - Times of India|
Met predicts heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mumbai, Raigad and Thane on Wednesday Updated: Sep 4, 2019, 6:30 IST : MUMBAI: Weathermen have issued an orange' alert for Mumbai, Raigad and Thane for Wednesday, with heavy to very heavy rain forecast at isolated places. While a red alert signifies the text warning (take action), orange and yellow signify alert and watch respectively. The downpour is expected to continue till Wednesday, after which the wet spell may remain, but the intensity may reduce, they added. IMD officials said a strong revival of monsoon resulted in very heavy rain at 23 places in Konkan and Goa over the 24 hours ending 8.30am on Tuesday. Several locations in Konkan recorded triple-digit rainfall over the period, including Thane-Belapur (190mm), Uran (170mm) and Ratnagiri and Thane (140mm). In keeping with this season's trend of heavy rain in the first week of the month, several parts of Mumbai witnessed significant activity on Monday and Tuesday. While the IMD Colaba observatory crossed the 2000-mm rainfall mark on Tuesday evening, in the Navi Mumbai municipal region, 164.75mm rainfall from 8.30am on Monday till 5.30pm on Tuesday, pushed the area's season's total to 3373.41mm, the highest since 2005. Anupam Kashyapi, head of weather, IMD Pune, told TOI that there was significant clouding over Maharashtra on Tuesday with strong westerlies coming from the Arabian Sea. We expect the rainfall activity to reduce from September 5 in Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha, but Konkan would continue to remain on isolated heavy rain warning till September 6-7, he said. Weathermen said multiple weather systems are giving Mumbai heavy rain. There is a cyclonic circulation over the Gujarat region and wind sheer zone is extending from North Konkan and Goa near Mumbai to North Bay of Bengal, which is also enhancing the surge. There is also a low pressure area over Orissa which will move in that westerly direction. Till Wednesday, a few heavy spells are expected to continue and thereafter the intensity will reduce, said Mahesh Palawat, vice-president, meteorology climate change, Skymet. In the 24-hour period ending Tuesday 8.30am, the Santacruz observatory recorded 131.4mm of rainfall and the Colaba observatory 80mm. And in the 12-hour period ending Tuesday 8.30pm, the Santacruz observatory recorded 53.4mm rainfall and the Colaba observatory 68mm. The season's total rainfall recorded by the Colaba observatory till Tuesday 5.30pm was 2011mm. This monsoon, most of the intense rain activity in July and August was recorded in the first week of the month. In the 24-hour period between July 1-2, the suburbs recorded 375mm of rainfall, and in August, 78.2% of the month's required rainfall was received till August 5, after which it was comparatively dry. The required August rainfall is 585.2mm.
|2019-09-03||Woman, sons found dead in Thane home - The Hindu|
Woman, sons found dead in Thane home UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 04, 2019 01:07 IST : The Kasarwadavli police have booked five members of a Kutch-based family after a 28-year-old woman reportedly killed her two children and herself, and blamed them in her suicide note on Sunday evening. According to the police, the deceased, identified as Seeta Vaviya, had been staying with her husband Raju and two children, Laxman (5) and Rudra (4) in Kutch. However, due to severe marital discord, she left her husband and come to stay with her parents in the Kavesar area in Thane, earlier this year. “Sita and her children were alone in the house when she took the extreme step. Her parents, were outside, and when repeated ringing of the bell and knocking of the door elicited no response, they broke it down and found all three dead,” senior police inspector Kishore Khairnar said.
|2019-09-03||Man Arrested In Maharashtra's Thane For Pushing Wife To Death In River - NDTV News|
Man Arrested In Maharashtra's Thane For Pushing Wife To Death In River Updated: September 03, 2019 15:48 IST : THANE: A 45-year-old tribal villager was arrested today for allegedly pushing his wife to death in a river after a quarrel in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. Dashrath Waghe, a resident of Khadavli village, had a fight with his wife Surekha Waghe, 42, on Monday night when she objected to his drinking habit, police inspector Balaji Phandhare said. Around 11:30 pm, the man allegedly pushed his wife into the Bhatsa river following which she drowned, he said. A passer-by saw this and alerted the police who went to the spot and found the body, he said. The accused was arrested today and charged for murder and causing disappearance of evidence of offence under the Indian Penal Code, the police said. The woman's body was sent for postmortem, he added. Police is investigating the matter. More details are awaited.
|2019-09-03||Woman killed in Thane, cops suspect absconding husband - Times of India|
Woman killed in Thane, cops suspect absconding husband Updated: Sep 3, 2019, 9:26 IST : THANE: A woman was found murdered on Monday in Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district with police launching a manhunt for her absconding husband, an official said. A neighbour found the woman in a pool of blood, with a stab wound in her neck, in her room in Khadakpada area of Kalyan in the morning, the official said. Rekha (21) and her husband Vikram Kumar (26) were living there for the past two months. Neighbours saw Kumar leaving the place so we suspect he is behind the crime. Efforts are on to nab him, he said.
|2019-09-03||2 FIRs can't be lodged in same offence: Maharashtra court - Times of India|
2 FIRs can't be lodged in same offence: Maharashtra court Updated: Sep 3, 2019, 15:44 IST : THANE: More than one FIRs cannot be lodged in the same offence, a Thane court in Maharashtra has said while acquitting 10 people accused in an over 25-year-old case of attempt to murder and rioting. The ultimate objective of every investigation is to find out whether the offence is alleged to have been committed and if so, who committed it, additional sessions judge AS Pandharikar observed in his order issued last Thursday. According to the prosecution, the families of one Tatya Patel and Kesharinath Mhatre, an activist of a political party, were into the business of supplying construction material to developers. On February 10, 1994, members of Patel's family and some others, armed with weapons, came to Mhatre's house at Kashi village in Thane district, and warned him against supplying the construction material to a contractor. They also threw a fireball at Mhatre's house, following which a part of it got damaged. Seventeen people were booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 342 (wrongful confinement), 143, 147, 148, 149 (for unlawful assembly and rioting), 436 and 427 (mischief). Of these, three are still absconding, while four died during the course of trial in the case. Judge Pandharikar took recourse to a 2013 Supreme Court ruling, while acquitting the remaining 10 accused. He said on perusal of the prosecution's theory, it is clear two FIRs have been registered for the same incident. Referring to the apex court ruling, he said, The legal position is that there cannot be two FIRs against the same accused in the same case. When there are rival versions of the same episode, they would normally take the shape of two different FIRs and the investigation can be carried out under both of them by the same probing agency, he said. Apart from that, the report submitted to the court by way of subsequent FIR needs to be considered as an information about new discovery made by police during investigation that persons named in the first FIR were the real culprits. In the present case, the complainant (Mhatre's wife) herself does not know the names of all the accused. Then, who is the person who inserted the name of the accused in the complaint? This question remains unanswered, he observed. The ultimate objective of every investigation is to find out whether the offence is alleged to have been committed and if so, who committed it, the judge said. There can be no second FIR for fresh investigation or on receipt of every subsequent information in respect of cognizable offence or of the same occurrence giving rise to one or more cognizable offences. Only the first complaint can be regarded as an FIR, the court said. In view of this observation of the Supreme Court, I am of the view that the prosecution has failed to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubts, he said while acquitting the accused.
|2019-09-03||Thane: 28 -year-old woman commits suicide after killing her two children - Yahoo India News|
Thane: 28 -year-old woman commits suicide after killing her two children September 2019 : On Sunday evening, a 28 -year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after killing her two children, by hanging them, in Thane.According to Mid-Day, the 28 -year-old woman was identified as Seeta Raju Vaviva, who lived in Green Acres II complex building situated on Ghodbandar road, Thane. The two kid was identified as Lax (4) and Rudra (5). When the police arrived at the spot they found the two children’s bodies hanging from the fan in the living room while Seeta's body was found hanging inside the bedroom. The woman had killed her children by hanging them with a bedsheet on the fan before committing suicide.The cops have also recovered a suicide note in which the 28 -year-old woman blamed her husband and in-laws and held them responsible for her death. There was an ongoing case of domestic violence and dowry harassment in Kutch Gujarat. After she attended the case, on August 30, she came to Mumbai and was residing in Thane at her brother's house. Family sources told the Mid-Day that her husband would consume alcohol and then assault Seeta and her kids. Apparently, he would also force alcohol on his children. The cops have registered an ADR and are investigating the mater
|2019-09-03||Thane man held for pushing wife into river - United News of India|
Thane man held for pushing wife into river Thane, Sep 3 (UNI) : A 45-year-old villager from Khadavali of the district was arrested by the district rural police on the alleged charges of pushing his wife into a river, police said on Tuesday. PI Balaji Phandhare of the Kalyan taluka police station said that an offence under sections 302 and 201 of the IPC has been registered late Monday night against the alleged accused with the Kalyan taluka police station.
|2019-09-03||Rain in Mumbai leads to waterlogging and traffic snarls - India Today|
Rain in Mumbai leads to waterlogging and traffic snarls UPDATED: September 3, 2019 18:51 IST : sMumbai areas like Andheri, Scion and King Circle received rainfall Reason for these rains is presence of Cyclonic Circulation which is over South Gujarat coast. The city of Mumbai in Maharashtra experience intermittent rains on Tuesday. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated in Mumbai but the rains stalled the celebrations. Rains affected areas of Mumbai like Andheri, Sion and King Circle. Mumbai received very heavy rains in the past 24 hours. Heavy rains had lashed Thane and Navi Mumbai as well.On Monday, rains lashed Lalbaug area but devotees still lined up for Ganpati darshan. The 10-day long festival is being amid the devastation caused by floods and heavy rains in some parts of the Maharashtra. The reason for these rains is the presence of a Cyclonic Circulation which is over South Gujarat coast. Also, a Cyclonic Circulation lies over Odisha and adjoining areas. India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that the region was likely to receive more rainfall in next two-three days due to the active west coast moving towards south Konkan and further. The rains came to a halt at Sion and Kurla.
|2019-09-02||Woman Killed In Thane, Found With Stab Wound In Neck - NDTV News|
Woman Killed In Thane, Found With Stab Wound In Neck A neighbour found the woman in a pool of blood, with a stab wound in her neck, in her room in Khadakpada area of Kalyan in the morning, the official said. Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 03, 2019 00:59 IST ShareEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSPolice have launched a manhunt for the dead woman's husband (Representational)Thane, Maharashtra: A woman was found murdered on Monday in Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district with police launching a manhunt for her absconding husband, an official said.A neighbour found the woman in a pool of blood, with a stab wound in her neck, in her room in Khadakpada area of Kalyan in the morning, the official said."Rekha (21) and her husband Vikram Kumar (26) were living there for the past two months. Neighbours saw Kumar leaving the place so we suspect he is behind the crime. Efforts are on to nab him," he said.Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletterBoy Stabbed To Death In Delhi Over Fight, Juvenile Apprehended: PoliceCommuters Face Delay On Delhi Metro's Yellow Line Due To Technical SnagTrendingBody-Shamed, Zareen Khan Thanks Anushka For Appreciation PostSensex Plunges Over 400 Points, Nifty Below 10,900: 10 Things To KnowAirtel Launches Xstream Box and Xstream Stick in IndiaRelatedChicken Feathers Stuck On Bag Help Police Solve Murder In MaharashtraMan, His Friend Arrested For Killing Wife In Thane: PoliceWeb Series Crew, Allegedly Attacked By Drunk Men, Meet Devendra FadnavisThane crimeThane Murder................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksSrinagarONGCApache HelicopterImran KhanSensexPNR StatusSahoo MovieHelmet BrandsIdeaModakiPhone 11Realme XT................................ Advertisement ................................X3 Killed In Fire At State-Run ONGC Plant Near Mumbai: Police8 US-Made Apache Attack Choppers Join Indian Air Force Fleet"No Bodies Doesn't Mean All Normal": Srinagar Mayor Slams Kashmir MoveImran Khan's Promise To Sikhs Amid Outrage Over Teen's KidnappingRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterLinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2019. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
|2019-09-02||Woman kills her two children, hangs self in Thane - United News of India|
Woman kills her two children, hangs self in Thane Thane, Sep 2 (UNI) : A 28-year-old woman from Thane city allegedly killed her two children and later committed suicide at her parent's residence, police said here on Monday. Kasarwadavli Police Station senior Inspector Kishore Kharinar said that the police has registered a case of accidental death and would also add the offence of abetment to suicide against the husband and in-laws. He said that the probe into the case is still underway and the police will act as the investigations progress.
|2019-09-02||Thane: Dholaki makers face poor living conditions, apathy - The Indian Express|
Thane: Dholaki makers face poor living conditions, apathy Published: September 2, 2019 7:05:00 am : THE FESTIVAL of Ganesh Chaturthi is unimaginable without the beat of the dholaki, a hand-held percussion instrument, used throughout the day and more so during the aartis. As one of the many traditional instruments, it is a familiar character in festivals and joyous occasions across India. For more than a month, special artisans from across the country move with their families to Kalyan city to make and sell the prized dholakis. The vendors, generally younger men of the families, travel far and wide into Mumbai and its suburbs selling the instruments. Living in crammed and temporary shanties or unfinished buildings, the artisans spend hours making these instruments, fetching a small profit, all for the sake of keeping a tradition alive. But apathy from the civic administration has led artisans to decide that they will not be coming back to the city from next year. According to Hamid Shaikh, one of the oldest of the community, the artisans belong to the same gharana. “We all have shared ancestry and for at least six generations, we have been coming here. My family is from Narela, near New Delhi, but other artisans have come from other parts of the country like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat,” says the 60-year-old. The artisans buy the frame of the instrument, hollow cylinders made of materials ranging from plywood to expensive wood like deodar, from factories in UP. “We pool in money and get the frames delivered here. Armed with our bedding, bare essentials and layers of resinous sheets, we come here by train when the month of Muharram starts,” he says. This year, some artisans came in early to start working on the instruments, only to be tormented by rain. Living in an under-construction building inside the APMC Market in Kalyan, they were marooned for a day after the region was flooded due to heavy rain on July 26. “The nearby Kolis came to rescue us in their boats. I thought we were going to die when help came at 2 am in the night,” says Asifa Shaikh (32), the wife of one of the artisans Mohammad Irfan (36). After calculating their losses due to the rain, the artisans say they will make minimum profit from their wares. “Some mandals come to us and buy the dholakis. We also supply our items to several shops and individual customers in Mumbai too. But the numbers are decreasing,” Irfan says. Living in apalling conditions, the 30-odd families share a common ground behind their building as a “toilet”. With dark clouds of flies hovering above them, women cook right where the men shave, polish and cure the wood in making the dholakis. “Our children have no future, most of them fall ill here. It’s time to question why we come here at all,” says Akbar Shaikh (28), one of the artisans. “It has been a yearly phenomenon since our childhood. When old wadas existed in Kalyan, people respected the artisans and their wares were used not only during puja but also in social events,” says historian Akshay Pagare from Kalyan.
|2019-09-02||Alert Kanjurmarg resident averts major derailment of Thane-bound fast local train - Mumbai Mirror|
Alert Kanjurmarg resident averts major derailment of Thane-bound fast local train Updated: Sep 2, 2019, 09:15 IST : The alertness of a Kanjurmarg local helped avert what could have been a major train mishap when, on noticing a crack in the track, the man immediately alerted the motorman of a Thane-bound fast local train around 8.40 am on Sunday. Darshan Chauhan, who cultivates vegetables on the railway’s land and lives beside the track since 1991, was going to answer nature’s call when a damaged part of the rail caught his attention. On seeing a training speeding towards him soon after, Chauhan started swinging his umbrella and gesturing to the motorman to stop the train. According to sources, about five minutes before the incident, a Badlapur-bound local train had passed from the same track. “Motorman DL Pawar of Badlapur-5 local had informed the control room at 8.36 am that his train had suffered a heavy jerk at the said point between Kanjurmarg and Bhandup. On checking, we found a rail fracture measuring 1-1.25 feet,” said a Central Railway (CR) official. “This is a very bad failure of a glued joint which is highly unusual. Such failure in automatic signalling territory can result in bad derailment as no safeguard is available in standard operating procedure,” said Subodh Jain, former CR General Manager. Shivaji Sutar, CR CPRO said, “Services on affected lines were resumed within 75 minutes. Meanwhile, trains were diverted on the down slow line. Technical investigation to ascertain the cause of the fracture is on. The crew and control staff will be suitably rewarded for averting the disaster.”
|2019-09-02||Central Railway’s AC local may run from Thane to Vashi - Mumbai Mirror|
Central Railway's AC local may run from Thane to Vashi Updated: Sep 2, 2019, 09:10 IST: The Goregaon-CSMT route was nixed after CR found that the AC local wouldn’t be able to pass through the low overbridges along the way. The Central Railway (CR) is now likely to run its first air-conditioned local train on the Trans-Harbour Line, on Thane-Vashi and Thane-Panvel routes, according to sources. The CR was earlier considering introducing it on the Harbour Line, between CSMT and Goregaon, or the main suburban line. However, there are British-era bridges on both routes and the train is ‘too tall’ to pass under them – its height is over the permissible limit of 4.270 metres. There are at least three spots – two between Wadala and Sandhurst Road, and another near Chembur – where the decadesold overbridges have reduced the space between the tracks and the overhead equipment. A 4.270-metre train will ensure electrical clearing of 2.50 metres between the roof and the overhead equipment while stationary and 2.70 metres when in motion. “The third AC rake is at least 15 mm above the permissible height of 4.270 metres and will be considered unsafe,” a CR official said on August 23. He said the option of lowering the height of the tracks was also not available as the majority of the tracks were in lowlying areas that get flooded during the rains. There are no such infrastructural issues on the Trans-Harbour Line. Compared to other routes, there are fewer services on this line, so it is possible to introduce new trains. The proposed new airport at Navi Mumbai will also benefit from additional services. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held a high-level meeting on Sunday, which was attended by officials from Central Railway, Western Railway, Konkan Railway, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, and Dedicated Freight Corridor. “The minister wants to speed up infrastructure-related projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. He also wants a speedy completion of the dedicated freight corridor, which will free up space for more trains on the Mumbai-Delhi route,” a CR official said. On Sunday Goyal also instructed officials to increase train services on the Vasai-Diva-Panvel route, according to the official. Currently, frequency on this route is very low, and passengers have to wait for more than an hour for trains. After the meeting Goyal tweeted: “Reviewed the progress of projects related to passenger amenities, installation of information boards on foot overbridges, increase in air-conditioned coaches in local trains, speedy execution of [Mumbai Urban Transport Project] projects and completion of dedicated freight corridor.”
|2019-09-02||Woman Allegedly Kills Her 2 Children, Commits Suicide In Thane: Police - NDTV News|
Woman Allegedly Kills Her 2 Children, Commits Suicide In Thane: Police A suicide note was found at the spot in which Seeta Vaviva held her husband and in-laws responsible for her death and that of her children. Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 02, 2019 16:23 IST ShareEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSThe bodies have been sent for postmortem and a case registered, the police said. (Representational)Thane: A 28-year-old woman allegedly killed her two children before committing suicide due to a marital discord in Thane city of Maharashtra, the police said today.A suicide note was found at the spot in which Seeta Vaviva held her husband and in-laws responsible for her death and that of her children, Kasarwadavli police station's senior inspector Kishore Khairnar said.The woman got married to a garage owner, Raju Vaviva, from Rapar in Gujarat's Kutch district seven years back. Her husband and in-laws allegedly used to harass her physically and mentally, Mr Khairnar said quoting the complaint filed by the woman's brother.The woman recently left her husband's house and was staying with her parents in Kavesar area of Thane city, the police said, adding that the couple was since then fighting over the custody of their two sons, aged four and five years."On Sunday evening, when her parents had gone out, the woman allegedly hanged to death her two children from the ceiling of their house. She then ended her life also by hanging herself," the official said.When there was no response from the house which was locked from inside, the woman's brother alerted the police who broke open the door and found the bodies, he said."A suicide note was also found at the spot in which she purportedly blamed her husband and in-laws for the suicide and killing of the two children," he said, adding that they were conducting a probe into it.The bodies were later sent for postmortem and a case was registered, the police said.Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the Live TV action on NDTV 24x7 and NDTV India. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates.NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletterMan Found Dead In Greater Noida Primary School: PoliceAAP MP Sanjay Singh Protests Outside BJP Leader Vijay Goel's ResidenceTrendingAlia Bhatt 'Wanders Where The Wi-Fi Is Weak' In Kenya. See Vacation PicsSerena Williams Says Her Performance In US Open Final "Inexcusable""Painful Decision": Zomato Sacks 541 Employees As Automation ImprovesRelatedMan In Maharashtra Charged For Abetting Wife's SuicideCourts Have "Time Machines" Where Cases Live On, Says Bombay High CourtMaharashtra Woman Sentenced To Life For Killing Man Who Refused To MarryThane suicideMaharashtrachildren................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksChandrayaan 2ISROAndhraRavish KumarSensexChidambaramPNR StatusChhichhore MovieMini LaptopWatch BrandsChandrayaan 2 Landing................................ Advertisement ................................XRam Jethmalani, Veteran Lawyer And Former Union Minister, Dies At 95US Says Chandrayaan 2 Mission "A Huge Step Forward For India"3-Year-Old Girl Thrown From 7th Floor In South Mumbai By Father's FriendUS Hiker Falls 500 Feet From Cliff In US National ParkRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterLinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2019. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
|2019-09-02||Maharashtra: Woman kills two kids, self over domestic feud in Thane - Times of India|
Maharashtra: Woman kills two kids, self over domestic feud in Thane Updated: Sep 2, 2019, 15:29 IST : THANE: A 28-year-old woman allegedly killed her two children before committing suicide due to marital discord in Thane city of Maharashtra, police said on Monday. A suicide note was found at the spot in which Seeta Vaviva purportedly held her husband and in-laws responsible for killing the children and herself, Kasarwadavli police station's senior inspector Kishore Khairnar said. The woman got married to a garage owner, Raju Vaviva, from Rapar in Gujarat's Kutch district seven years back. Her husband and in-laws allegedly used to harass her physically and mentally, Khairnar said quoting the complaint filed by the woman's brother. Sometime back, the woman left her husband's home and came to stay with her parents in Kavesar area of Thane city, he said, adding that the couple was since then also fighting over the custody of their two sons, aged four and five years. On Sunday evening, when her parents had gone out, the woman allegedly hanged to death her two children from the ceiling of their house. She then ended her life also by hanging herself," the official said. Later, when there was no response from the house which was locked from inside, the woman's brother alerted the police who broke open the door and found her and the two children hanging, he said. A suicide note was also found at the spot in which she purportedly blamed her husband and in-laws for the suicide and killing of the two children, he said, adding that they were conducting a probe into it. The bodies were later sent for postmortem and a case was registered, he said.
|2019-09-02||Woman found murdered in Thane, cops suspect absconding husband - Times Now|
|2019-09-02||RRB JE exam paper leak row: Two booked, question paper circulated from Thane - The Indian Express|
RRB JE exam paper leak row: Two booked, question paper circulated from Thane Published: September 2, 2019 11:32:11 am : Two people have been booked by the Thane police in connection with the alleged leak of a question paper of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), an official said on Sunday. The RRB exam was conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) mode to recruit at the post of Joint Engineer (JE). Jitin Kumar Sagar, who appeared for the test in Thane, was booked along with his unidentified associates on Saturday under IPC sections, including 420 (cheating), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and various sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act, senior inspector of Kasarvadavali police station, Kishore Khairnar, said.
|2019-09-01||Thane: Three of family injured in minor fire at their tea shop - Times of India|
Thane: Three of family injured in minor fire at their tea shop Updated: Sep 1, 2019, 17:32 IST : THANE: A couple and their 13-year-old son suffered injuries in a minor fire that broke out in their tea shop in Kasarvadavali area here early on Sunday, an official said. The refrigeration unit kept inside the tea shop caught fire around 4.30 am, chief of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), Santosh Kadam, said. Three members of the family that runs the tea shop were injured in the blaze. They were identified as Santosh Chavan (39), his wife Suryamala (32) and their son Tanmay. They are currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital, he said. After being alerted about the incident, the local fire brigade unit rushed to the spot and doused the fire, Kadam said.
|2019-09-01||Alert guard, vendor help avert thane train mishap - Hindustan Times|
Alert guard, vendor help avert Thane train accident Updated: Sep 02, 2019 00:43 IST : The accident of a Thane-bound fast local train was averted on Sunday morning, thanks to a railway guard and an unidentified vegetable vendor who allegedly alerted the motorman to halt the train before a rail fracture on the tracks between Kanjurmarg and Bhandup stations. Rail fracture is a crack that develops owing to external causes on the tracks, often leading to derailment of trains. Services resumed on the fast line at 10.04am. While one fast local train was crossing the fracture spot, the guard on-board witnessed a jerk. He informed the Central Railway (CR) control room and the guard of the other fast local train. When the second fast local train was approaching, the vegetable vendor who was working beside the railway track reportedly waved an umbrella on spotting the rail fracture and alerted the motorman to halt the train. The motorman and the guard successfully halted the train seconds before the rail fracture spot. “Information was received from the train guard regarding the rail fracture. The Thane fast local train was stopped. Fast local train services were diverted on the slow local train corridor. The crew of the train and the control official will be awarded for averting any untoward incident,” said Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer, CR.
|2019-09-01||Kalyan duo tries to con bank customers, rams car into cop - Times of India|
Kalyan duo tries to con bank customers, rams car into cop Updated: Sep 1, 2019, 18:36 IST : KALYAN: Two history-sheeters allegedly tried to kill a policeman by dashing their vehicle against him while fleeing on a busy road here on Friday. Constable Amol Gore is serious in Fortis hospital's ICU. The accused had allegedly come near a bank to loot customers by diverting their attention, when police tried to nab them. Abbas Ukani alias Raju alias Datta Shinde and Mukesh Menon, who have been booked for attempt to murder, are involved in around 50 cases in Maharashtra and Gujarat, of which they were earlier arrested in 30 cases. Police sources said due to a recent rise in cases of gangs targeting bank customers by diverting their attention, an anti-robbery squad was on patrol. They noticed Ukani outside Kotak Bank, going to HDFC Bank, around 50 metres away, while Menon was waiting in a car. An official said, When we went to nab the accused, Ukani fled to the car. He instructed Menon to drive and hit Gore, who had come in front. The accused fled in the car, while other policemen rushed Gore to hospital. Mahatma Phule police have registered an attempt to murder case against the duo and Thane police have formed teams to nab them. Assistant commissioner of police (Kalyan region) Anil Powar said, We have formed teams and we are hopeful of nabbing the accused very soon. Ukani and Menon have been arrested several times by Gujarat, Pune and Thane police. After getting bail, they repeat the crimes and are wanted in around 20 more cases. Police said Ukani uses various identities and carries bogus identity proof to avoid getting caught.
|2019-09-01||One Candidate, Associates Booked for Paper Leak in Railway Junior Engineer Exam in Thane - News18|
One Candidate, Associates Booked for Paper Leak in Railway Junior Engineer Exam in Thane Updated:September 1, 2019, 7:48 PM IST : Thane: An offence has been registered by the city police in connection with the alleged leak of a question paper of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) computer-based test (CBT) held recently, an official said on Sunday. Jitin Kumar Sagar, who appeared for the test in Thane, was booked along with his unidentified associates on Saturday under IPC sections, including 420 (cheating), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and various sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act, senior inspector of Kasarvadavali police station, Kishore Khairnar, said. The online test for the posts of Junior Engineer (JE), Depot Material Superintendant (DMS) and Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA) was conducted on August 28. However, the question paper for the JE post was allegedly leaked and its screenshots were circulated on social media, police said. "For the test, Career Heights institute in Thane was appointed as the exam control agency, which was coordinating with the Satvat Infosol Pvt Ltd based in Chennai," Khairnar said. Total 300 candidates appeared for the test at the Thane centre. However, the next day the Chennai-based agency found some issue with one of the computers. During the check, it was found that a remote access device had been connected to the CPU of that computer," he said. Further probe revealed that screenshots of certain questions for the JE test had been circulated on social media from that computer. On the basis of the roll number, it was found that Sagar had used that computer during the exam, Khairnar said.
|2019-09-01||50 moved out of 'dangerous' Bhiwandi building - Times of India|
50 moved out of 'dangerous' Bhiwandi building Updated: Sep 1, 2019, 12:02 IST : BHIWANDI: Around 50 residents were moved out of a ground-plus-two-storey building in Bhiwandi on Saturday after some plaster collapsed. The 41-year-old building was declared dangerous in 2016. Electricity and water supply to the building had been cut off, but residents continued to live in it illegally. The civic body disconnected the water and power supply again, and sealed the building off to ensure that residents do not enter it.
|2019-09-01||Japanese students to witness Ganesh festival in Thane - Mid-Day|
|2019-09-01||Maharashtra: Ganesha to be greeted by potholes in Kalyan - Times of India|
Maharashtra: Ganesha to be greeted by potholes in Kalyan Updated: Sep 1, 2019, 20:26 IST : KALYAN: The civic bodies of Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath city promised pothole free roads for Ganeshotsav but with a day left for the Ganesh festival to start the potholes are still not filled at many places. Meanwhile, at some places where potholes were filled they have cropped up again following the showers in the city. The potholes are likely to create major nuisance with the arrival of Ganpati on Monday. The KDMC had assured city citizens that roads would be reinstated well before the arrival of Ganpatis and started filling potholes but failed to complete their promise, as potholes are back in place again. The KDMC blamed the intermittent rains for resurfacing of potholes again on road. Rambaug, Valdhuni, Patripul and Dombivali's Tata Power House road and many internal roads in Kalyan are still left riddled with potholes. Similarly, the Ambernath civic body had claimed to fill potholes at many places ahead of Ganesh festival but in reality many roads still have potholes. Interestingly, some BJP workers protesting against potholes on main Ambernath rail over bridge filled potholes using crushed stones but they did not use bitumen resulting into skidding of vehicles. Founder of Ambernath citizens forum Satyajit Burman said, The Ambernath civic body has failed to repair roads before Ganesh festival as potholes still exists on KB Road, Navre Nagar, Lok Nagari, File Nagar, Shiv Ganga Nagar and Anand Nagar MIDC area. Similarly, Ulhasnagar civic body had assured to fill potholes ahead of Ganesh festival but major roads still have big potholes. The MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) on Friday even protested against UMC (Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation) over the issue. Vinod Kene, Public Relations Officer of UMC said, Instructions have been issued at ward levels to repair potholes at the earliest. Majority of potholes filling has already been done,” he said.