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2017-11-17This year, migratory birds make an early visit to Thane creek | Thane ... - Times of India
This year, migratory birds make an early visit to Thane creek Freny Fernandes | tnn | Updated: Nov 18, 2017, 01:55 IST THANE: Even though the season of winter has yet to officially set in the lake-city area the decreasing mercury levels seem to have already begun attracting winged beauties from across state and even country borders. While the Siberian and European wader bird species including the sandpipers and grey plovers have started arriving in the Thane creek and Kolshet creek area, the green zones of the Yeoor and Nagla forest areas have begun hosting the Himalayan Flycatcher bird species.Jayesh Shevde, a city-based ornithologist said, "This is the season when we get to see a variety of local birds as well as migratory birds who fly down to this western belt and stay put till the onset of summer. Over the past few days, the bio-diversity hotspots here including the Thane creek area, the Kolshet Khadi area and SGNP's Yeoor and Nagla Bunder area have started attracting a variety of migratory birds, including sandpipers, stints, gulls, terns and so on." "During this season, the northern regions which usually house these birds face extremely cold climates, complete with snowfall and icy lakes and foggy climate. These birds escape this harsh weather during these few months and thus fly down to Mumbai, Thane, etc where the weather is bearable. While the Wader species come to the Creek area all the way from Europe and Siberia, the flycatcher family come down from the Himalayan belt to the Yeoor, Nagla and other forest ranges," said a bird watching enthusiast. City based environmental NGOs are now planning to take advantage of this early start to the birding season by arranging for a number of bird watching and photography trails for citizens and environmentalists. Biwalda Kale, an environmentalist associated with the Bombay Natural History Society said, "While the winter migratory birds are seen in large numbers during the mid-winter months of December and January, the extremely cool climate in the morning and evening hours seems to have started the migration season here for many. These numbers will only increase in the weeks to come and we will be organising a number of bird watching and photography trails for any interested environmental enthusiasts."
2017-11-17Safety first: Structural audits may cost less? - Times of India
Safety first: Structural audits may cost less? Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Updated: Nov 18, 2017, 01:56 IST THANE: The city administration has proposed a drastic reduction in the professional fees for some of the mandatory tests that are conducted during a structural audit for any dilapidated building. The reduction in rates, say officials, would be helpful for residents of such buildings who have to bear the high audit fees after the constructions are found to be structurally weak by the civic engineers. The rates for few of the vital tests to be undertaken to ascertain the stability of a structure include the visual survey, UPV, slab load test to name a few. The rates for all these tests have been reduced as compared to the prevalent rates that were sanctioned in 2014. The rates are variable depending on the area of the structure and its height, informed an official. While the rates for slab load test that is considered one of the most important assessment has been reduced to barely Rs 2,000 from the existing Rs 18,000, those for the half cell state test which checks the corrosion in the reinforced steel has also been reduced to Rs 85-150. The minimum charges for the visual test that is the basic examination has been brought down to Rs 5 from the previous Rs 10. The rates, however, will be applicable for the panel of structural engineers who would be hired by the corporation only to conduct the tests for its buildings or those recommended by it. Presently, the panel has around 160 engineering firms who charge the amount prescribed by the standing committee in 2014. The charges prove to be prohibitive not only for the administration but also for the residents who have to shell out the money when the administration conducts these tests if their building is found to be in a dilapidated structure. The drastic proposal for reduction in rates is probably triggered by the poor response to the audits that have been mandatory for all the structures constructed 25 years before. There are nearly 10,000 buildings in the city constructed during this tenure and majority of them could possibly be in a derelict state due to lack of any remedial measures taken to counter the structural wear and tear undertaken over the years. Officials said residents could benefit from this situation as the bill of the audits conducted by the administration of dilapidated buildings are passed on to the inhabitants. "The residents of such structures whose audit is done by the corporation will largely benefit while even those who approach the auditors directly could be able to bargain with them as they get a base rate," said a senior official. Meanwhile, the civic administration here is working out ways to convince residents staying in nearly 25 other structures in the city classified as dangerous for occupation. There were 149 structures classified as dangerous of which TMC took action till recent while action on the rest has been delayed mostly due to litigations with residents. While there are 11 structures in the C1 category which requires immediate evacuation and demolition, the C2A category which requires evacuation for repairs has around 14 buildings across the 10 administrative wards says the updated list from the administration.
2017-11-17Lake city residents all set for Sabarimala pilgrimage - Times of India
Lake city residents all set for Sabarimala pilgrimage Avani Ghangurde | tnn | Updated: Nov 18, 2017, 01:55 IST THANE: As the Kerala's Sabarimala pilgrimage center opened its doors on Wednesday for thousands of devotees across the nation, Thaneites too are all set to embark on the journey to the hill shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. Prior to the Sabarimala visit, lake city devotees visited local Ayyappa temple where they broke coconuts and light more than 4,500 diyas with pure Ghee, marking the onset of Mandalam season.Observing a fast for 41 days in the auspicious month of Mandalam to performing the ritual of taking a holy bath at Pamba River at the foot of the hills is a major highlight of the month-long festival. Pokhran Road 1 resident Sathi Nair, a devotee who has been visiting Sabarimala since more than 30 years now said, "For a period of 41 days, we have to follow a strict fast wherein we can have only one meal in the day. We have to wear black-coloured clothes as well and adorn a rudraksha beaded necklace too. It is believed then that the person would attain sanctity. From November 17 till December 26, one can visit Sabarimala anytime. The distance from the Pamba River to the temple is to be covered by foot. After taking a bath in the holy river one can proceed further. It takes about three-four hours. People go in groups or individually but each family is accompanied by a Guruswami." City-resident Vinav Nair informed, "Coconut, coconut with ghee (naitenga) rice, coconut oil, avil (poha) is all that one carries while heading towards the temple. This baggage is known as an Irumudikettu where Iru means two, mudi meaning pouch and Kettu means knot. This dual space is essentially a typical travel kit of the devotee to the temple." For those devotees who are unable to visit the temple in Kerala, they perform the rituals right here in the lake city to get a feel of the tranquility and serenity experienced at Sabarimala. "Throughout the day from 6 am to 6pm, disciples immerse themselves in 'Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa' chanting. Some people also conduct a small puja at home in front of the god's idol," said a Thaneite.
2017-11-17Arrested MLA Ramesh Kadam to be shifted to Thane prison - Daily News & Analysis
Arrested MLA Ramesh Kadam to be shifted to Thane prison Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 07:50 AM IST, DNA A sessions court presided over by judge Govind Sanap, on Thursday, directed that arrested Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) MLA Ramesh Kadam be shifted to Thane prison after the Byculla prison staff had pleaded for his transfer alleging that he is a trouble-maker in the jail. The court held that as there are differences between the jail staff and Kadam, and the same has been noticed by the High court too, it would be appropriate to shift Kadam. The court has instructed the jail authorities to take proper care of his safety and security along with his health in Thane prison. The court meanwhile had rejected the applications filed by Kadam in connection to several security lapses in the Byculla jail, on the grounds that there was no substance in the complaint. The Byculla jail, in September 2017, had approached the jail seeking the transfer of Kadam. Byculla jail Superintendent Aurna Mugutrao's in her affidavit had claimed, "Ramesh Kadam was influencing other inmates and was forming a group in the jail, which is obviously a threat to the inmates as well as the jail administration. Various instances of Kadam's misbehaviour have been set out. In fact, it is noted that when a judge of the Mumbai sessions court, as per the directions issued in this PIL, visited Byculla jail, Kadam misbehaved with the judge." The court held that the plea made by the jail officials is accepted and since Kadam is a threat, he will be shifted to Thane prison.
Arrested MLA Ramesh Kadam to be shifted to Thane prison - Daily News & Analysis
2017-11-16Thane: Court rejects 60-year-old self-styled godman's plea for pre-arrest bail - Free Press Journal
Thane: Court rejects 60-year-old self-styled godman’s plea for pre-arrest bail — By Agencies | Nov 16, 2017 08:31 am Thane: A local court has rejected the anticipatory bail application of a 60-year-old self-styled ‘godman’, accused of raping a woman and swindling her by promising to cure her ailing father, reports PTI. District and Additional Sessions Judge A S Bhaisare rejected the application of the godman, who was booked by the Thane Police under IPC sections pertaining to rape, cheating, criminal intimidation and provisions of the Black Magic Act and the IT Act. According to the prosecution, the investigating officer in the case told the court that the accused got in touch with the 39-year-old woman, a resident of Thane city and working as a senior executive with a private company, on a social networking site in June 2015 when she was looking for treatment of cancer of her ailing father.
2017-11-16Thane hawkers' eviction: Police not to take coercive action against MNS workers - The Indian Express
Thane hawkers’ eviction: Police not to take coercive action against MNS workers A case was registered against the accused party workers on October 21 this year by the Naupada police, they were subsequently arrested and released on bail. By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:November 16, 2017 7:06 pm Thane police on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it will not take any coercive action till Monday against the MNS workers charged with assaulting and evicting hawkers from near Thane railway station. The assurance from the police came while a division bench of the high court was hearing a petition filed by eight workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), including its Thane unit chief Avinash Jadhav. The petitioners had challenged the two show cause notices issued to them earlier this month by the Thane Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). On November 1 and 3, the ACP sent the show cause notices to the petitioners directing them to explain why they should not be ordered to execute a bond and surety of Rs 1 crore each. In sending the notices, the ACP had invoked his quasi-judicial powers under the Criminal Procedure Code that enables him to require any person to show cause why he or she should not be ordered to execute a bond, if the police anticipates that such a person might disturb the law and order situation. The petitioners’ counsel, Rajendra Shirodkar, however, argued before the high court that while the bond amount was exorbitant and unjustified, the show cause notices issued against the petitioners were unwarranted and had been issued by the police without any application of mind. He argued that while it was normal a practice for the police to issue such notices or impose exorbitant bond and surety amounts upon such accused persons, who were habitual offenders, the same was unjustified in the present case since the petitioners did not have any criminal antecedents. Shirodkar said that only two police cases had been registered against the petitioners, both owing to the incident involving the eviction of the Thane hawkers earlier this month. While a bench of justices Ranjit More and Shalini-Phansalkar Joshi did not issue any written orders today, they agreed during the hearing that the petitioners did not prima facie appear to be habitual offenders. At this, the prosecutor, on behalf of the Thane police, said, “We will not take any other coercive action against the petitioners till November 20, the next date of hearing and not ask them to execute the bond amount.” Besides Jadhav, the other MNS workers who have approached the court are – Ravindra Sonar, Ashish Doke, Mahesh Kadam, Sushant Suryarao, Sandeep Salunke, Ravindra More and Vishwajit Jadhav. The petitioners are accused of assaulting, forcefully evicting and damaging the property of hawkers from in and around the Thane Railway station and railway bridge. A case was registered against them on October 21 this year by the Naupada police. They were subsequently arrested and released on bail. However, as per the plea, on November 1 this year, the Naupada police wrote to the Thane ACP suggesting that some preventive action be initiated against the petitioners and consequently, the show cause notices were issued. “A bare look at the notices will show a total non-application of mind on part of the ACP in arriving at the conclusion that the petitioners pose a threat to the lives and properties of the public at large,” the plea reads. “The entire proceedings have been initiated against the petitioners by the ACP with malafide intentions and are thus, bad in law,” it reads.
2017-11-1616112017 Police confiscate articles used for Aghori practice from godman's Thane residence - Times of India
16112017 Police confiscate articles used for Aghori practice from godman’s Thane residence Santosh Sonawane | TNN | Nov 16, 2017, 23:41 IST Nashik: The city police confiscated various articles from Thane residence of self-styled 'godman' Udayraj Ramashram Pandey (49) following his arrest on Monday under the Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013. Pandey had allegedly blackmailed a city-based college student by threatening her that he would kill her father and use his 'occult powers' if she did not concede to his demands for money. The victim had given Rs four lakh to Pandey, apart from 150 grams of gold. Faced with continuous threats from the 'godman', the victim was forced to steal Rs 14 lakh in cash and another 150 grams of gold jewellery from her neighbour's house. After the victim's neighbour lodged a complaint with the police about the theft, the incident came to light and Pandey was arrested. About a year-and-a-half back, the girl and her father had gone to the 'Baba' to perform some rituals to get rid of illness. While performing the ritual, Pandey had instructed the duo to perform a puja at their residence in Nashik. When the girl's mother came to know about the baba and the ritual, she raised an objection and even threw away the material the baba had given to her husband and daughter. The baba came to know about the same after which he started threatening the girl about using his occult powers against her family and started demanding money.On Tuesday, a team of from Sarkarwada police and members of Andha Shraddha Nirmulan organisation working against superstition went to the residence of Pandey in Vangni village in Thane district. Sarika Ahirrao, assistant police inspector of the Sarkarwada police station, who is investigating the case said, "We have confiscated various articles like 'black dolls', books and other articles the baba used to impress people about his 'occult powers'." "The case is being investigated. If the need arises, we will request the court to extend the police custody of Pandey and we may even visit his native place in Uttar Pradesh for further investigation," said Ahirrao. Police said that Pandey has one more flat in Dombivali in Thane. At the time of the search of his house in Thane, his wife, four sons and a daughter were also present.
2017-11-16HC reprieve for Thane MNS workers - Mumbai Mirror
HC REPRIEVE FOR THANE MNS WORKERS Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 07.27 AM IST MNS's hawker eviction drive City unit chief and workers get time to furnish sureties of Rs 1 cr and Rs 25 lakh Eight members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena from Thane, including its city unit chief and the secretary, have got temporary reprieve from executing bonds of "good behaviour" with sureties worth Rs 1 crore for the city chief and Rs 25 lakh for others.The eight party workers were termed as "danger to lives and properties of people in the area" by an Assistant Commissioner of Police invoking powers as a Special Executive Magistrate under the Criminal Procedure Code, wherein the city unit chief and party workers were asked to sign the said bonds. The orders were issued based on a recommendation from two police stations after the workers forcibly evicted hawkers from different places outside Thane railway station on October 21. They had undertaken the "drive" based on their party chief Raj Thackeray's "warning" to the authorities to remove hawkers, failing which his party workers would take action.
HC reprieve for Thane MNS workers - Mumbai Mirror
2017-11-15HC refuses bail to Thane man who flung step-daughter in Ulhas river - Hindustan Times
HC refuses bail to Thane man who flung step-daughter in Ulhas river Justice AM Badar rejected Saini’s bail plea, taking into consideration Saini’s strained relationship with his wife and the mother of the child and the possibility that he would repeat his actions. MUMBAI Updated: Nov 15, 2017 22:27 IST The Bombay high court last week refused to grant bail to Tulsiram Saini, a Thane resident who has been accused of attempting to kill his 9-year-old stepdaughter by drowning her in Ulhas river. Justice AM Badar rejected Saini’s bail plea, taking into consideration Saini’s strained relationship with his wife and the mother of the child and the possibility that he would repeat his actions. “The accused committed a heinous act by kidnapping and breaching the sacred trust of the child. Taking her to a river, pushing her in, and leaving her there to die in the dark of the night is nothing but an act of the devil disguised as a human,” he said.The incident occurred in the evening on June 29, 2016 when Saini took his 9-year-old stepdaughter Ekta to the river on the pretext of buying a school bag and text books. According to Ekta’s statement recorded by the police, she survived by holding on to the aquatic weed and crying for help whenever she noticed human movement near the river. She held on for her life all night was rescued in the wee hours of the morning by a security guard on duty nearby who heard her cries. Saini was booked by the Vartak Nagar police in Thane for kidnapping and attempting to kill the girl after the mother lodged a complaint. He committed the crime due to his troubled relationship with his estranged wife, who lives separately and works in a bar to make ends meet.
HC refuses bail to Thane man who flung step-daughter in Ulhas river - Hindustan Times
2017-11-15Raj Thackeray to hold anti-hawkers rally in Thane on Nov 18 ... - Hindustan Times
Raj Thackeray to hold anti-hawkers rally in Thane on Nov 18 The MNS has been campaigning against hawkers near stations since Elphinstone Road stampede; promises to hold rally whether it gets permission or not MUMBAI Updated: Nov 15, 2017 12:25 IST Continuing his party’s campaign against hawkers around railway stations in Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has decided to hold a rally in Thane on Saturday. Incidentally, MNS workers started its forcible eviction of hawkers on October 21 near Thane station, after the 15-day deadline that Thackeray had issued to authorities lapsed. On October 5,Thackeray had led an agitation and issued an ultimatum that either the Railways evict hawkers, or his party workers would do the deed. The party has started spreading word about the rally, and claims it will hold the rally irrespective of whether it gets permission or not. “It will be a grand rally as there is a lot of enthusiasm to hear Rajsaheb,” said MNS secretary Sachin More.MNS?leaders have accused the state government of planning to disconnect electricity and cable TV networks so that people will not see a live telecast of Thackeray’s speech. For the past three weeks, the party has been actively targeting hawkers near railway stations. The MNS is clearly hoping to make the most of Mumbaiites’ anger and frustration with the Railways, following the Elphinstone Road station stampede on September 29, which killed 23 commuters, and regain its popularity among people and its relevance in Maharashtra politics. Political analysts, however, point out that just speeches and sporadic violence will not yield much dividend for the MNS. “Raj has offered no constructive programmes or agenda to citizens. He is just using street violence to promote himself,” said Surendra Jondhale, political commentator.
Raj Thackeray to hold anti-hawkers rally in Thane on Nov 18 ... - Hindustan Times
2017-11-15Thane civic body to build 'green wall' | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
Thane civic body to build ‘green wall’ The idea of the green wall gardening came from Thane civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal after he saw it being implemented in a foreign country, said an official. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 16, 2017 3:49 am To increase the green cover in the city, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to launch a “green wall” gardening project on a pilot basis. The officials said the work was likely to commence in January. Civic officials said that the civic body has been taking several initiatives to increase the green cover of the city, including planting trees and mangroves in the past few years. The idea of the green wall gardening came from Thane civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal after he saw it being implemented in a foreign country, said an official. “In the last 2-3 years, we have planted five lakh trees and the survival ratio is more than 80 per cent. Besides, we have also planted around 50,000 mangroves. Our constant attempt is to increase the green cover in the city. The green wall gardening project will be carried out at one place on a pilot basis. We may replicate it in other places if it works out well,” said Jaiswal, who has initiated this project. Officials said the pilot project would be implemented along the Majiwada flyover in Thane. “It will be a vertical garden. The creepers would be planted along both sides of Majiwada flyover slopes. The portion below the bridge has already been beautified. The height of the creepers will be adjusted with the height of the slopes on both ends of the flyover. After the work is completed, the greenery will be there throughout the year,” said an official. The official added that the work can be completed in a month. “The creepers will be planted in trays. It will have the drip irrigation system for watering the creepers,” added the official. Another official said the tenders for it have been floated already and the contractor may be finalised in a month and a half. “Now, we have appointed a consultant for the project who is helping us. The estimated cost is being working out,” added the official. A senior official said the project would help prevent the spitting menace on flyovers in the city. “We hope that the people may stop spitting on flyovers or walls after seeing these creepers. It will make the city more clean,” added the official.
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2017-11-15MCOCA against pvt eye as IAS officer gets Pujari threats - Times of India
MCOCA against pvt eye as IAS officer gets Pujari threats Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 15, 2017, 05:48 IST THANE: The anti-extortion cell of the crime branch said IAS officer Radheshyam Mopalwar on Sunday reportedly received a call from gangster Ravi Pujari, asking him to take back an extortion case against private detective Satish Mangle, his actress wife Shradda and others. He has also demanded Rs 7 crore, said a police officer. Following the Pujari call, officials have invoked MCOCA against the Mangles and their aides. The Mangales, who were arrested on November 3, allegedly threatened to defame Mopalwar using call tapes and sought Rs 7 crore to retract corruption allegations against him and return the tapes, the police said. The couple has been booked under sections 384, 386, 387 and 34 of the IPC. Mangale's brother-in-law, Atul Tawde, too has been arrested. "As Pujari's threat calls fall under the category of organized crimes, MCOCA has been applied and the accused have been booked under sections 3(1),(ii), 3(2), 3(4) of 1999," the officer informed.
MCOCA against pvt eye as IAS officer gets Pujari threats - Times of India
2017-11-14Biker snatches bag with phones, passport in Kandivli - Times of India
Biker snatches bag with phones, passport in Kandivli Vijay V Singh | TNN | Nov 15, 2017, 03:18 IST MUMBAI: A biker snatched the bag of an executive from Sydney on Monday, who is in the city to visit her family at Kandivli for a week. She was travelling in an auto along with her doctor sister when the incident took place. The Samta Nagar police has register a robbery case against two unidentified persons. The victim, Ritu Tripathi, along with her sister Nitu was in an auto which was crossing a road-over-bridge that connect east-west near Kandivli station when a biker appeared from their back. A pillion rider snatched Ritu's bag which she kept on her lap and sped away.Senior police inspector at Samta Nagar police station, Anil Mane said, "It busy stretch but yesterday there was no much movement. We are examining the CCTV footage." Ritu works in Sydney, Australia, since last two years and came to visit her family at Kandivli (West) on Sunday. The sisters hired an auto outside the airport around 10 pm. They stated that after reaching on the flyover, auto's speed reduced. It was isolated stretch so they requested him to speed up when suddenly the biker appeared from behind and fled with the bag that contained foreign currency equivalent to Rs 35,000, two mobile phones, Ritu's passport and ATM cards.
2017-11-14Thane cops solve double murder case in a week, chase accused from Bhopal to Gulbarga - Free Press Journal
Thane cops solve double murder case in a week, chase accused from Bhopal to Gulbarga — By Prerana Bharade | Nov 14, 2017 08:47 am Thane: Thane police have been successful to nab the three murderers of Diaghar murder case of Thane, Last week on Sunday, a woman and her daughter was killed while they were in their house. The shocking fact is that there are two women who are the part of conspiracy and are among the arrested accused. The Thane police went upto Karnataka in search of these accused and nabbed them. Nazia and her daughter were found dead in their home at Diaghar on Sunday. Nazia’s husband works in Dubai and they both used to stay alone in the Eklavya building at Diaghar. Nazia’s many relatives stay nearby. Her mother was trying to contact her on the dreadful day but she did not answer. On the suspicion she went on to check her daughter. When nobody opened the door, the police were informed and everyone was shocked to see Nazia in pool of blood and her 11 years old daughter Tania died of strangulation.
2017-11-14Pay Rs 100 crore for restoration of 2 rivers in Thane, Supreme Court tells Maharashtra govt - India Today
Pay Rs 100 crore for restoration of 2 rivers in Thane, Supreme Court tells Maharashtra govt The Supreme Court made the chief secretary of Maharashtra give an undertaking that Rs 100 crore will be disbursed for the restoration of Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers in Thane district. November 14, 2017 | UPDATED 18:18 IST The Supreme Court in a landmark order today asked the Maharashtra government to pay Rs 100 crore for protection and restoration of two rivers in the Thane district of the state. This is possibly the first time when a state government has been asked to pay a huge amount to plug pollution in rivers, namely Ulhas and Waldhuni. The Supreme Court made the chief secretary of Maharashtra give an undertaking that Rs 100 crore will be disbursed for the restoration of the Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers. According to the undertaking, the amount will be released in two phases--Rs 50 crore within a month, the remaining Rs 50 crore in the next month.The court asked the chief secretary to immediately decide on shutting all illegal industries operating in the region and stop water and power supply to jeans-washing units in Ulhasnagar. THE CASE SO FAR In 2012, NGO Vanashakti approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) with a petition seeking direction to the state pollution control board to close the industries polluting Ulhas river by discharging effluents. The NGT, in a detailed judgment in 2015, imposed a penalty of Rs 95 crore on Kalyan Dombivili municipal corporation, Ambarnath Municipal Council, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, Kulgaon Badlapur Municipal Council, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and the common effluent treatment plants in Dombivili. The NGT order was challenged by the government agencies in the Bombay High Court which stayed the order. Subsequently, NGO Vanashakti moved the Supreme Court which stayed the Bombay High Court's judgment in July this year. IN THE COURT TODAY In the court today, municipal corporations filed their affidavits stating that they do not have money to plug pollution in the two rivers. Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick, who was asked to be present in the court today, was questioned for nearly 30 minutes during the hearing. "Today's order comes as a big relief to us since we have been relentlessly pursuing the case for the last five years. Our faith in the judiciary has been answered," said Ashwin Aghor from Vanashakti. "The Chief Secretary will be personally liable for any non-compliance of the order. They (government bodies) tried to save Rs 95 crore but have ended up paying Rs 100 crore," Aghor said.
Pay Rs 100 crore for restoration of 2 rivers in Thane, Supreme Court tells Maharashtra govt - India Today
2017-11-13Thaneites feel the chill as temp drops to 21C - Times of India
Thaneites feel the chill as temp drops to 21C Freny Fernandes | TNN | Nov 13, 2017, 23:45 IST THANE: Since last week the city has been witnessing a slight drop in temperatures, especially at night. But this cool climate will be short-lived as temperatures will shoot up by a few notches in the days to come. This rise in temperature will be before the onset of winter, weathermen claim. In October, the minimum temperature was around 28 degrees Celsius and maximum around 37 degrees Celsius. However, since November, there has been a slight drop in temperatures and on November 13 the minimum temperature was 21.1 degrees Celsius.While the minimum temperature has been hovering around 22 and 24 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature has been 34 to 36 degrees Celsius. Weathermen have predicted that while the maximum temperatures may remain constant throughout the week, the minimum temperature will shoot up by two to three degrees Celsius in a day or two and will remain high for another three days, after which it will cool down. "Currently, citizens in Mumbai, Thane and Dahanu regions have been witnessing cool and dry North- Easterly winds, which causes a drop in temperature. However, there is an upcoming western disturbance which will obstruct these winds after around 24 to 48 hours," said Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at Skymetweather. "This disturbance will last for three to four days and is expected to cause the first snowfall of the year in areas like Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh and so on. Once this disturbance moves away, the temperatures will drop again as the cool and dry winds from the north will blow over central and south western India," he added.
2017-11-13Mother-daughter murder case solved, 3 arrested - Times of India
Mother-daughter murder case solved, 3 arrested Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 13, 2017, 23:46 IST THANE: Three persons, including two women have been arrested on Monday for the double murder of a mother and daughter in Pimprigaon, Daighar. On November 5, the victims— Nazia Jamaluddin Siddiqui (32) and her 11-year-old daughter Taniya— were found murdered inside their apartment. The woman's throat was slit and she was stabbed, while her daughter was strangulated to death .The accused have been identified as Amina Kanchwalla (37) her live-in partner Aliakbar Kanchwalla (28) and her daughter Arshia (19). The accused were finally traced to Karnataka. DCP D S Swami said that a total of four teams were formed to nab the accused. "The case was complex as there was no technical evidence. The accused did not use mobile phones so it was difficult to track them down. But from the CCTV footage we found vital clues that led us to the accused. As Amina was physically challenged she used a walker to move around. This was spotted on the CCTV which led us to them,'' said Swami. Arshia used to work for the victim at her house for a while. The cops are trying to probe whether Arshia had an affair with Nazia's brother. According to the cops, Amina suspected that the victim had pushed her daughter into prostitution. The cops are also trying to find out whether robbery was the motive. Meanwhile, the stolen booty, which included jewellery worth Rs 1.50 lakh and cash amounting to Rs 15,000 is still to be recovered. According to the cops, after the crime the trio boarded a train to Ahemedabad from there they went to Indore then Bhopal and finally landed at a dargha in Gulbarga, Karnataka. "Our team found out that Amina's brother worked at a dargha in Gulbarga. We went there and arrested the trio,'' he said.
2017-11-13Saket-Gaimukh shoreline road may face hurdles as NGT stays construction in CRZ - Times of India
Saket-Gaimukh shoreline road may face hurdles as NGT stays construction in CRZ Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Nov 13, 2017, 23:48 IST THANE: The ambitious Saket-Gaimukh shoreline road plan drafted by the TMC and MMRDA could possibly run into environmental hurdles after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently stayed all construction proposals falling within the coastal zone. Officials have now set their hopes on the forthcoming meeting of the environmental impact assessment committee that could possibly give some direction to the project. The Pune bench of the NGT had recently ordered a stay on approving construction plans in Coastal Regulation Zones in Thane and Palghar till the state published the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan for the two districts. The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) had then assured the HC it would publish the same by September this year but apparently failed to do the same leading to the stay. The NGT has further directed the MCZMA to not clear any proposals in the CRZ area in Thane and Palghar till the draft plan is published. Accordingly, officials fear the same could possibly impact the fate of this project whose major portion passes along the coastal belt. The MMRDA and TMC officials had a joint meeting in 2015 for implementing this ambitious project where it was decided that the former would finance the work and secure all permissions while the latter was entrusted with execution. The 15-km road whose major part passes along the Thane creek was proposed by the TMC for the benefit of out-bound vehicles, especially between Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune and Gujarat. The link is scheduled to connect two ends of Thane city - Gaimukh and Saket - bypassing the congested Ghodbunder road. As per the initial plans, the four-lane coastal road could cost approximately Rs 1,000 crore but the same could fluctuate after the final set of approvals arrive.As majority of the route winds through the Thane creek, there is massive infringement in the mangrove areas and creek zone. The MCZMA had in-principle approved the plans in November last year and suggested the road be constructed on a stilt in the CRZ III affected area. Nearly 10.87kms of the road passes through the sensitive zone. Accordingly, a plan was submitted by the MMRDA to the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority in July this year whose hearing is scheduled soon. "We have sought initial clearances from the MCZMA. We are awaiting the SEIAA meeting that could be held anytime this month which could also bring in some clarity on whether we are impacted by the stay or the requisite permissions taken initially by the MCZMA are enough. Already, we are ensuring minimal damage to the environment as a major part of the link will be on stilts, clarified an official associated with the project. Officials said they will push for the project as it is very important for decongesting Thane. Currently, motorists have to cross the GB stretch, often causing traffic jams at certain areas leading to delays and snarls. Once this link road is started, it will bypass Ghodbunder Road between Gaimukh and National Highway 3. The road will benefit those who want to avoid city traffic and directly go towards Kalyan or Nashik, informed a civic official. Officials said they will push for the project as it is very important for decongesting Thane city. Currently, motorists have to cross the GB stretch, often causing traffic jams at certain areas leading to delays and snarls. Once this link road is started, it will bypass Ghodbunder (GB) Road between Gaimukh and National Highway 3. The road will benefit those who want to avoid Thane city traffic and directly go towards Kalyan or Nashik.
2017-11-13Two men from Thane arrested for threatening to 'hijack' plane - The Indian Express
Two men from Thane arrested for threatening to ‘hijack’ plane Officials from the CISF said words like ‘hijack’ and ‘bomb’ “invokes fear among passengers” and that “strict action is taken against individuals who use such words in a certain way”. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 14, 2017 2:42 am TWO persons from Thane were held at the Cochin International Airport on Monday afternoon after they allegedly threatened to “hijack” a Mumbai-bound plane. The incident delayed the flight for almost two hours. Clince Verghese and M Menon were held for joking about placing a bomb in the plane. A case had been registered against them. “In a conversation, while boarding the aircraft, Clince said that ‘he will hijack the plane with a happy bomb’. This sentence was overhead by a Jet employee who informed the aircraft crew,” said an official from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). “After the CISF intervened, the two were detained. The flight was searched for any untoward activity or object,” the official added. “Jet Airways flight 9W 825 Cochin-Mumbai was rescheduled to depart from Cochin at 2.02 pm, after a delay of 2 hours on account of a security-related matter. The airline has informed the relevant authority of the same for further action and has offered full cooperation as required,” an official statement from Jet Airways read. Earlier this month, a Mumbai-based businessman was held for placing a threat note in the toilet of a Delhi-bound plane. Officials from the CISF said words like ‘hijack’ and ‘bomb’ “invokes fear among passengers” and that “strict action is taken against individuals who use such words in a certain way”.
2017-11-13Three held for Thane double murder - The Indian Express
Three held for Thane double murder An officer said that Arshiya has told them that Naziya had asked her to do some “inappropriate” things as well, because of which they decided to murder her. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 14, 2017 4:29 am Investigating the murder of a mother-daughter duo on November 5 in their house, the Thane police Monday arrested three persons in the case. After a nearly week-long search, the police arrested the three — including a 19-year-old woman who worked at the house of the deceased — from Karnataka on charges of murder. Her mother is also among the arrested. Prima facie, the police suspect that the motive behind the murder was robbery as the accused were under financial strain and were facing debts. They had fled with cash and jewellery worth nearly Rs 1.5 lakh from the house of the deceased, Naziya Siddiqui (32) and her daughter Taniya Siddiqui (11), the police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police DS Swamy said they arrested Aamina Kanchwala (37), her daughter Arshiya (19), who worked at the house of the deceased, and one Ali Akbar Kanchwala. “Ever since the murder, we had been looking for the trio. They were arrested from Karnataka,” Swamy said. The officer added that while they have not yet interrogated the accused, the motive behind the murder appears to be robbery. “Aamina and Arshiya were under financial debt and were finding it difficult to arrange for the money. After committing the murders, the accused took the cash and jewellery before they fled,” Swamy said. An officer said that Arshiya has told them that Naziya had asked her to do some “inappropriate” things as well, because of which they decided to murder her.
Three held for Thane double murder - The Indian Express
2017-11-12Court refuses to discharge man accused of mowing down two ... - Times of India
Court refuses to discharge man accused of mowing down two Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 04:43 IST THANE: The district court recently turned down a discharge application filed by a Thane resident Nimesh Rane, citing the case of Bandra resident Alistair Pereira. The automobile company staffer was charged with culpable homicide after he allegedly mowed down two students in Manpada in March 2016. Rane, who reportedly fled the spot after the accident, argued that it was a mishap and that he had no intention to hurt the two women. The mishap victims—Surabhi Gore and her friend Ananksha Kamble—had died of bleeding. Gore (21) was a BSc (IT) student and Kamble was pursuing a law degree. Public prosecutor Vinit Kulkarni said Rane was booked under various sections, including under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide) and sought discharge from on the grounds that he did not know the women who were killed and hence there was "no question of targeting them intentionally". Kulkarni opposed the application, saying Rane was driving rashly and was negligent leading to the accident. "The accused drove his car intentionally at a high speed, even after having knowledge of the consequences. He has committed the offence of culpable homicide. He fled away from the spot, and hence his application should be rejected," Kulkarni said.The defence argued that the act on part of Rane was not intentional and that he fled from the spot of the incident merely to avoid an assault by people. "Under such circumstances, a case of culpable homicide is not made out," the defence said. District judge PP Jadhav, who cited the Supreme Court's ruling in the Alistair Pereira, observed that, "It cannot be said that the accused was not having knowledge so as to attract part II of section 304 of IPC. This is not a fit case to discharge the accused of any charges."
2017-11-12'Skill development centres needed in city to guide budding ... - Times of India
‘Skill development centres needed in city to guide budding entrepreneurs’ Freny Fernandes | TNN | Nov 12, 2017, 23:53 IST THANE: Bitten by the bugs of ideation, innovation, experimentation, risk and entrepreneurship, youngsters across the nation seem to have been shunning traditional and stable jobs to start their own ventures in a variety of sectors over the past few years. While the change in career aspirations of the Gen X has gradually been taking place over the past decade, the process seems to have accelerated with various government initiatives like skill India and start-up India. While the government has taken the first step towards handholding budding entrepreneurs by setting up a handful of start-up incubation and skill development centres across the nation, these initiatives are yet to fully enter cities like Thane and even Mumbai. Sahej Mantri, a 29-year-old social entrepreneur whose start-up is focussed on improving the sanitary conditions of the city, said, "Even though my start-up is based on the model of social development, we had some of the same challenges faced by business oriented start-ups. We had to figure out how to make a business plan, source a seed capital to fund our work and pay salaries, capacity building and optimization of resources all on our own. This work requires a lot of mentorship from industry experts, which highlights the crucial need for incubation centres for every sector in our city."Professional and experts in this industry worry that if government initiatives don't penetrate into smaller cities like Thane, it could result in the raw talent moving away. "Start-up incubation centres are extremely essential to boost budding business persons in any city. I have come across thousands of talented youth in the lake-city, who have a world of ideas and concepts when it comes to starting their ventures. However, as it is their first start-up, they are faced by a plethora of concerns," said Arjun Amanchi, a city-based entrepreneur, who organises guidance workshops for budding start-ups. Purushottam Pachpande, founder of Children's Tech Centre, which was just recently registered as a start-up company by the government of India's department of industrial policy and promotion, said, "The government's start-up India initiative provides budding entrepreneurs with guidance and support in starting their own firms through online courses, seminars and even arranging workshops for investors to see the entrepreneur's product. While I was a part of the process by approaching them myself and registering online, many are not aware of these facilities here. "These young geniuses need mentorship and hand held guidance, not only in these infrastructural, financial and legal aspects, but also in terms of expert industry centric mentorship," added Amanchi.
2017-11-12Work is play manoj - Times of India
Work is play manoj Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Nov 12, 2017, 22:27 IST THANE: A famous Chinese philosopher had once said, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." The line seems to have inspired many professionals, who have had no qualms in ditching their erstwhile well-paying jobs, be it in the engineering, medical or even the hospitality industry to experiment with their voices on the digital medium. This profession is popularly known as dubbing or voiceover. Likewise, it has never been a dull moment for voice artist Ganessh Divekar ever since he made his foray in the industry a decade ago lending his voice to several popular Hindi and English movie characters for the local audience. The artist has lent his voice for prominent characters in popular dubbed versions of Bahubali, Spiderman, Disney's Frozen, Game of Thrones to name a few along with prominent TV commercials. The entry, however, was not easy for Divekar, who had to convince his family. He had to quit his well-paying medical profession and don the hat of a voiceover artist. The dubbing veteran said he was always fascinated by the prospect of lending his voice to characters as a kid when he used to mimic a few cartoon characters, but had to take up medicine following his parent's wish. "I pursued medicine for a decade only to switch over to dubbing much against my family's wishes," he said. Years later, the artist now does not regret his decision as he has been able to afford a bungalow in Mumbai and a fleet of cars, thanks to his busy schedule as a dubbing artist. However, for voice artist Sanchit Wartak, who has worked on dubbed versions of Spiderman and a few other movies, it was more of achieving his dream of doing something different that helped him land up in this arena. Wartak was into directing serials and films and a chance encounter to dub a toon series drew him towards this profession. "I feel a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day and this keeps me rooted to this profession," he said.Veteran film, television actor and voice artist Uday Sabnis from Thane, who has mentored several budding talents in the industry, said he himself has had an accidental entry into this profession. "I was on my way to become a chartered accountant, but somewhere in the early stages of my career I found my calling in this field when I dubbed for the character Bageera in the cartoon series Jungle Book. People around me were surprised to know that I wanted to enter this arena leaving behind a supposedly monetarily stable career in finance," he said. Unfortunately, the art has to be honed individually because there are no institutes that take up education on this and many who have now established a name for themselves have come up on their own. "I used to practice for hours in my initial days as you have to get the diction correct and also be able to emote perfectly. My mentors have ensured that I trained for hours even for a 15-minute shot and the hard work in those initial days has now paid off,said TV actor Pari Telang, who has also ventured into this profession. No wonder stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan have been lured to attempt it as he took time off his busy schedule last year and lent his voice to the Hindi translation of filmmaker Steven Spielberg's The Big Friendly Giant while Shahrukh Khan also gave his voice to the main character to the Hindi version of Mr Incredible. Hollywood also has an array of stars, including Robin Williams, who lent his voice for the hyperactive Genie in the 1990's Disney's Alladin.
2017-11-12Vets operate on snake for 40 mins to save life - Times of India
Vets operate on snake for 40 mins to save life Freny Fernandes | TNN | Nov 12, 2017, 22:26 IST THANE: An injured semi venomous Green Vine Snake got a new lease of life when her five centimetre wound was operated upon. The snake was spotted at Gawand Baug and wildlife rescuers were alerted on Monday. Speaking about the rescue operation, president of wildlife NGO Wildlife Welfare Association Aditya Patil said, "On Monday afternoon we got a call about a bright green long snake slithering around in Gawand Baug area by some locals. When our volunteer Omkar Kolekar reached the spot, he realised that the snake had a fresh massive wound and directly took her to the animal hospital in Kothari compound." The 5ft long female snake was critical when brought to the clinic as her lungs were exposed and were also filled with dirt. However, with immediate treatment and a 40-minute long surgery the snake was saved. Veterinarians Dr Kiran Shelar, Dr. Jaya Chariar and Dr. Satish Patil operated upon the snake and saved her in time. "The vets cleaned the wound and dressed it for the first three days. When we were told that a surgery is needed, we immediately spoke to the forest official for consent as the snake is protected by the Wildlife protection act," Aditya Patil said. Speaking about the surgery, Dr Jaya Chariar said, "When the snake was brought to us she was in a terrible condition. Her five centimetre long wound was fresh and filled with dirt and part of her lungs were exposed. Any delay in treatment would have resulted in death. After cleaning and dressing her wound for the first three days we saw some positive signs of recovery and decided to go ahead with the surgery, where we gave her a general anaesthetic before repairing some tears and suturing the wound."The snake is now recuperating under the observation of the WWA and will be released in its original habitat after full recovery. "This is a serious wound and will take at least 15 days to heal completely. But over the past two days since the surgery, she is showing healthy signs like eating well," Dr. Chariar added.
2017-11-11Thane court acquits four in 2010 murder case - The New Indian Express
Thane court acquits four in 2010 murder case By PTI | Published: 11th November 2017 01:42 PM | Last Updated: 11th November 2017 02:59 PM | THANE: A district court in Thane acquitted four persons in a 2010 murder case of a woman, giving them the benefit of doubt. District judge Vilas V Bambarde in his order recently said the prosecution failed to prove the charges against the four - Mohammed Tausif Taher Ansari (33), his wife Sana Tausif Ansari (31), Rashid Yusuf Shaikh (33), and Afrin Babar Ali Khan (31), and acquitted them. Prosecutor Sanjay Londhe told the court that the accused trespassed into the house of the victim - Rabia Babar Ali Khan (30) - in February, 2010, and killed her. He said the police then registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Bombay Police Act. Afrin is the second wife of the complainant Babar Ali Khan. The the victim was his first wife. There was an animosity between the two women and hence Afrin hired the Ansari couple as contract killer, and they killed the victim with the help of Rashid Yusuf Shaikh. But defence counsels Ramrao Jagtap and CJ Jahagirdar contested the claim and said the accused were falsely implicated. "There is nothing incriminating against the accused to connect them with the murder of Rabia. The alleged extra judicial confession is not established. There is no evidence that accused have trespassed into the house of Rabia after making preparation for killing her," the judge said in his order and acquitted the four.
2017-11-11BMC official held on charges of rape | Thane News - Times of India - Times of India
BMC official held on charges of rape PTI | Updated: Nov 11, 2017, 18:59 IST THANE: An engineer of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was arrested for allegedly "raping" his colleague, police said today.Dattaram Shinde, an engineer with the Mumbai civic body, was apprehended yesterday, Thane Police Public Relations Officer Sukhada Narkar said. Shinde since October 2016 till June 2017 allegedly "raped" the victim on several occasions, Narkar added. The victim, a divorcee was staying with her son. The accused first in October 2016 visited the victim's house and "raped" her, Narkar said quoting the complaint. A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code was registered, she said, adding the accused was yesterday produced before a local magistrate, which remanded him into police custody for a day.
2017-11-11TMC offers 3 options to dist for alternate stn land transfer | Thane ... - Times of India
TMC offers 3 options to dist for alternate stn land transfer Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Nov 11, 2017, 22:34 IST THANE: The municipal corporation has presented three options before the state health department for handing over the required part of land from its regional mental health hospital for developing an alternate railway station on the Central Railway route between Thane and Mulund.A meeting was held last week at Mantralaya between Thane district guardian minister Eknath Shinde, TMC commissioner and the health department wherein it was decided that the corporation would come up with a proper proposal for handing over the land parcel. The alternate station plan was approved by the TMC and even technical drawings cleared by the railways but was held up due to non availability of land from the health department. Of the three options suggested by the municipal administration, the first involves where the corporation will grant transfer of development rights (TDR) to twice the area of the required expanse of land along with incentives as mandated in the development control rules for the city. The second proposal entails rehabilitation of the slums on the reserved land and handing over a required constructed premises, equal to that which needs to be evacuated, at some other spot in the city. The third proposal involves relocating the existing premises spread over 14.88 acres to some other part of the city where the hospital would be developed by a private developer using construction TDR. Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has confirmed the administration has sent three proposals to the health department and said that they are presently awaiting response following which they will immediately start working on the land transfer.
2017-11-11Four held for murder let off, get benefit of doubt | Thane News ... - Times of India
Four held for murder let off, get benefit of doubt Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 12, 2017, 03:14 IST THANE: Four persons, including a couple from Mumbra, who had been accused of a woman's murder, were acquitted by a sessions court. The court gave them the benefit of doubt on grounds that the prosecution failed to prove the charges. The court acquitted Mohammed Ansari 33, his wife Sana, 31, Rashid Shaikh, 33 and AfrinKhan, 31. They were accused of the cold-blooded murder of RabiaKhan 30, in 2010.The prosecutor told the court that the fourtrespassed into the house around 10.30am and brutally killed her with a sharp knife and robbed a gold chain. The prosecution said that accused Afrin was the second wife of the complainant, Babar Khan, and the victim Rabia his first wife. The prosecution said there was enmity between the two women and so Afrin roped in the others to kill Rabia. A murder case was lodged by the dead woman's husband. The defence counsel told the court that the accused were falsely implicated.and that no chain of events was established in the prosecution's case. Judge Vilas Bambarde's order said there was nothing incriminating to link the accused to the murder. "The prosecution has not brought any evidence to infer that the accused had any intention to kill Rabia," the judge stated in his order. He also pointed to several flaws in the prosecution's case.
2017-11-11Case against Taloja MIDC CETP for polluting creek - Times of India
Case against Taloja MIDC CETP for polluting creek Umesh K Parida | TNN | Nov 12, 2017, 02:30 IST NAVI MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has filed a case against officials from the Taloja MIDC's common effluent treatment plant (CETP) for polluting Taloja creek by discharging effluents. A case has been lodged against the CETP board and manager under Sections 277, 278 and 432 of the IPC and various sections of the Water Act on Thursday.MPCB's regional officer Anil Mohekar said, "The dysfunctional CETP has been found to be polluting the Taloja creek. A complaint has been lodged with the Taloja police under the Water Act, 1974. " MPCB sub-regional officer J S Hajare said, "Water samples from Taloja creek was taken. Many pollutants were detected in it. Several notices were also issued to the CETP. A court case was also filed against CETP at the judicial magistrate first class court in October 2017. But the CETP has done nothing to tackle the problem. A police complaint was then registered." Assistant inspector from Taloja police station Rajesh Jadhav said, "A case has been lodged against the CETP chairman, vice chairman, 10 directors and the manager for water pollution. More sections will be invoked as per government norms after we carry out our investigations." Meanwhile, CETP director Sandip Dongare said, "I am unaware about the police case and the details will be known on Monday. However, since March 2017 we have been trying to repair the CETP. There has been no stand by equipments like motors available since the last board was in charge. We have written a letter to the Taloja MIDC regarding this. The MIDC has prepared a plan for this."
2017-11-10Thane: Three held for Rs 6.92 cr fraud in cooperative bank - Zee News
Thane: Three held for Rs 6.92 cr fraud in cooperative bank The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Thane police has arrested three persons in connection with the alleged fraud worth over Rs 6 crore in a cooperative bank here, police said on Friday. PTI| Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 10:48 AM IST Thane: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Thane police has arrested three persons in connection with the alleged fraud worth over Rs 6 crore in a cooperative bank here, police said on Friday. Based on a complaint by one of the senior officials of the bank regarding the fraud of Rs 6.92 crore at its branch in Lok Puram area here, the police arrested two of the bank's employees and a customer yesterday, a police official said. In November last year, seven persons, including six employees of the cooperative bank, had been booked for allegedly defrauding customers and the bank. An FIR in this regard was registered with the Chitalsar police and later the case transferred to the EOW for further probe, the official said. According to the complaint, the accused allegedly tampered with the bank's computer systems and receipts of depositors and diverted funds from their accounts to a particular account to facilitate benefit of cash credit (short-term loan) to its holder. They also allegedly opened a number of new accounts without following regulations and diverted funds deposited in them to one particular account. The account holder, who got benefit from the cash credit, which was beyond his eligibility, failed to repay the loan, thus cheating the bank and its customers, police said. The accused were booked under IPC sections pertaining to cheating, forgery, dishonest misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust, falsification of accounts and also provisions of the IT Act, one of them related to hacking of computer system, police added.
2017-11-10Thane NCP MLA gets threat calls - Daily News & Analysis
Thane NCP MLA gets threat calls Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 07:40 AM IST, DNA The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jitendra Awhad received threat calls from gangster Suresh Pujari on Wednesday. "I have already informed Thane police and I am expecting the police to probe the matter and nab the culprit," he said. Sources in Thane police confirmed with DNA that Awhad received threat calls from the underworld gangster Suresh Pujari demanding Rs 25 crore. "If the demand is not met, the gangster has threatened to bump him off. We are probing the matter," a police official said on condition of anonymity. The NCP chief Sharad Pawar wrote to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis saying if the elected representatives are not safe and secured, "how can the government give a guarantee of the common people's security. If something untoward happens, then the chief minister will be responsible for this," Pawar stated in his letter.
Thane NCP MLA gets threat calls - Daily News & Analysis
2017-11-10TCS software development centre comes up in Thane - The Hindu
TCS software development centre comes up in Thane MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 09, 2017 00:00 IST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 09, 2017 04:21 IST Tata Consultancy Services has unveiled its new campus, the TCS Olympus Centre, in Thane. Phase I of the software development facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday. Tata Group Chairman N. Chandrasekaran, and Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TCS, were present on the occasion. TCS Olympus Centre is the latest addition to the company’s global network of software development and delivery centres. It will be developed in two phases and has the potential to accommodate 30,000 employees, once fully operational. The facility also includes a training block, clubhouse and gymnasium, the company said. “Consolidating operations across Mumbai into this new facility will also create more indirect employment opportunities in the Greater Mumbai area,” the company said. The new facility is rated platinum by the Indian Green Building Council. It has been developed as a “green” campus and has a rainwater harvesting facility, sewage treatment plant, and eco-friendly, low-emission systems and fixtures. Mr. Gopinathan said, “TCS has played a pioneering role to make Maharashtra an attractive IT destination for global companies. We have helped drive technology-led growth by investing in talented youth of the State and building long-term partnerships with State institutions.” He said the new software development facility will help TCS drive the next phase of its growth.
2017-11-10Senior clerk at Thane police HQ held for taking bribe - Times of India
Senior clerk at Thane police HQ held for taking bribe Nishikant Karlikar | tnn | Nov 10, 2017, 22:18 IST THANE: A woman, working as a senior clerk at the Thane police headquarters, has been arrested by the anti-corruption bureau for demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs 5,000 from a sub-inspector. The accused was caught red handed. According to the ACB officials, the accused, Vandana Davle, had reportedly demanded Rs 5,000 from a police sub-inspector to clear the decks for securing a cheque for his home loan. The police sub-inspector had applied for a Rs 33 lakh housing loan and needed sanctions from the director general of police. Once it was sanctioned, the file came back to the finance department of the Thane police. The treasury department was suppose to process it. However, the Davle stopped the file at the Thane police headquarters and demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000. "The loan amount of Rs 33 lakh was sanctioned. But needed clearance from the finance and treasury departments. In order to get the file moving, the clerk demanded a bribe from the official," the ACB officials said.The PSI then filed a complaint with the ACB who laid a trap in her office and caught her red-handed while accepting the amount of Rs 5,000. The officer added that the accused is understood to have been indulging in similar malpractices in the past as well. Further investigations are on in the case and they are finding out as to how many more cops has the clerk taken bribe from. A case has been registered under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. The accused has been arrested and has been remanded to cop custody. The police sub-inspector had applied for a Rs 33 lakh housing loan and needed sanctions from the director general of police. Once it was sanctioned, the file came back to the finance department of the Thane police. There Davle demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 to get the file moving
2017-11-10With the Inauguration of TCS Olympus Centre in Thane, Hiranandani Group Achieves Yet another Historical Milestone - Business Wire India (press release)
Company Name : Hiranandani Group Friday, November 10, 2017 5:40PM IST (12:10PM GMT) With the Inauguration of TCS Olympus Centre in Thane, Hiranandani Group Achieves Yet another Historical Milestone Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Timely completion and handover of a project, while ensuring the highest level of quality – this is how Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder & MD - Hiranandani Group, described the completion of a 16 storey commercial building made to global standards in 18 months. Spanning over 14.5 acres and comprising 2 million square feet of space, the commercial structure TCS Olympus Centre is situated in Hiranandani Estate, Thane; which was inaugurated by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra on 08 November 2017. India’s software giant Tata Consultancy Services signed a deal of ‘built to suit’ commercial office space in the up-market Hiranandani Estate, Ghodbunder Road, Thane. Delivering this much awaited commercial building in the record time of 18 months stands testimony to Hiranandani’s commitment to timely delivery with uncompromised quality. Also, following global best practices, it is not just about Glass and Chrome. Developed as a Green campus, it leverages Rainwater Harvesting and a Sewage Treatment Plant, with eco-friendly, low-emission systems and fixtures. The Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis congratulated the Hiranandani Group on the yet another milestone achieved. Speaking during the inaugural function, the Maharashtra CM said, “TCS Olympus Centre is a state of art technology centre, and will accommodate more than 30,000 employees. This, in turn, will create further employment opportunities in the Thane and the Navi Mumbai region.” He was pleased, he added, by the fact that inauguration of the TCS Olympus Centre at Hiranandani Estate, Thane also signified encouraging a digitally responsible economy. Describing the project as a ‘new next-gen workplace’, Dr Niranjan Hiranandani said the state of the art facility includes a training block, club house and gymnasium, which provides a contemporary and holistic work culture. “The relocation of corporate offices spread over different locations in Mumbai city and a suburb to Thane’s Ghodbunder Road reflects on the increasing attractiveness of its commercial real estate. Excellent connectivity through road and rail corridors in the Mumbai Region makes Thane ideal for corporates to follow the TCS lead, to relocate and expand in Thane,” he pointed out. The project also shifts the spotlight on Thane as a residential destination for those who work in the fast growing IT and ITeS sectors. Home seekers opting for a home in Thane, in locations close to their workspaces, will experience the ‘walk to work and walk back home’ option multiplied with well-developed infrastructure. “The completion of this commercial building within a record time-frame encapsulates our efforts, with the right synergy between various teams – be it Architecture, Engineering or Contracts - each has shown exemplary spirit in creating and delivering TCS Olympus Centre, a commercial tower, fully functional with no compromises on the structural stability or safety aspects,” he concluded.
With the Inauguration of TCS Olympus Centre in Thane, Hiranandani Group Achieves Yet another Historical Milestone - Business Wire India (press release)
2017-11-10EOW arrests 3 for Rs 6.9crore 'fraud' at bank - Times of India
EOW arrests 3 for Rs 6.9crore ‘fraud’ at bank Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 11, 2017, 01:03 IST THANE: Three persons have been arrested by Thane police's economic offences wing for an alleged Rs 6.9 crore fraud at CKP Cooperative Bank in Thane. Police have arrested one Satyen Savla along with two bank clerks, Vikas Kubal and Narendra Jadhav, for reportedly rigging the computer system to divert funds from customers' accounts to a designated account to facilitate benefits of cash credit or short-term loan to its holder.A probe was launched following a complaint by Rahu Phanse, a bank director, alleging that funds were diverted into new accounts opened at the bank's Lokpuram branch and then transferred to an account held by Savla, who used the funds to obtain Rs 6.9 crore cash credit, said cops. The accused were booked on charges of cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust, falsification of accounts and also provisions of IT Act. Kubal and Jadhav were earlier employed as peons and later elevated as clerks, said a police officer. A case was registered by Chitalsar police and transferred to EOW, which has booked seven persons and arrested three, and more arrests are likely, said DCP Sandeep Bhajibhakre. "They tampered with the bank's software to facilitate illegal transactions," he told TOI.
EOW arrests 3 for Rs 6.9crore
2017-11-103 held for Rs 6.92 cr fraud in cooperative bank - Business Standard
3 held for Rs 6.92 cr fraud in cooperative bank Press Trust of India | Thane Last Updated at November 10, 2017 10:32 IST The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Thane police has arrested three persons in connection with the alleged fraud worth over Rs 6 crore in a cooperative bank here, police said today. Based on a complaint by one of the senior officials of the bank regarding the fraud of Rs 6.92 crore at its branch in Lok Puram area here, the police arrested two of the bank's employees and a customer yesterday, a police official said. In November last year, seven persons, including six employees of the cooperative bank, had been booked for allegedly defrauding customers and the bank. An FIR in this regard was registered with the Chitalsar police and later the case transferred to the EOW for further probe, the official said. According to the complaint, the accused allegedly tampered with the bank's computer systems and receipts of depositors and diverted funds from their accounts to a particular account to facilitate benefit of cash credit (short-term loan) to its holder. They also allegedly opened a number of new accounts without following regulations and diverted funds deposited in them to one particular account. The account holder, who got benefit from the cash credit, which was beyond his eligibility, failed to repay the loan, thus cheating the bank and its customers, police said. The accused were booked under IPC sections pertaining to cheating, forgery, dishonest misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust, falsification of accounts and also provisions of the IT Act, one of them related to hacking of computer system, police added.
2017-11-09Restaurant Owner in Thane Attacked Over Bill, Retaliates by Throwing Hot Oil - India.com
Restaurant Owner in Thane Attacked Over Bill, Retaliates by Throwing Hot Oil Updated: November 9, 2017 1:35 PM IST By India.com News DeskEmailEdited by Uddipta Das Mumbai, Nov 9: A fast food restaurant owner in Maharashtra’s Thane district’s Ulhasnagar area was attacked by a few customers over a dispute concerning a food bill, to which he retaliated by throwing hot cooking oil. The incident was caught in a CCTV camera which showed the owner being attacked by a man, who threw an object at him. Following this, the owner is seen grabbing a water jug and filling it up with hot oil from a cooking utensil and throwing it at the attacker. According to ANI, the fight began with the customer when he complained about the food. Two person were arrested later.According to Zee News, in the attack, the owner suffered burns and was taken under medical care. The police are investigating the case and said the dispute was regarding a food bill. It is presently unknown if the attacker was a resident of the area. Although the attacker initiated the violence, the restaurant owner will also likely be booked for throwing hot oil at the attackers and also endangering the lives of others.
2017-11-09TCS centralises city ops to house 30000 at Thane - Times of India
TCS opens sprawling Thane facility to house 30,000 employees Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 13:29 IST THANE: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) opened a sprawling facility in Thane on Wednesday which will seat 30,000 employees, an ambitious exercise aimed at consolidating its operations across the Mumbai region under one roof. The new facility named Olympus Centre was inaugurated by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. Since TCS functions from several offices in the city, some of them being rented properties, it was decided to bring a chunk of the operations under one roof, said officials. With TCS's total employee strength at 387,000, the facility could house up to 8% of the workforce. TCS CEO Rajesh Gopinathan said consolidating operations at the new campus would also create indirect employment opportunities in the Greater Mumbai area. "The TCS Olympus Centre will be developed in two phases and has the potential to accommodate 30,000 employees, once fully operational. The stateof-the-art facility includes a training block, club house and gymnasium, thus providing a contemporary and holistic work culture," said Rajesh Gopinathan. TCS employs around 75,000 in Maharashtra across Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik.Located inside Hiranandani Estate off Ghodbunder Road, the facility would rank among the biggest IT campuses in the Mumbai metropolitan region, and is in keeping with the broad trend in the infotech sector to centralize operations. Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant have all built hubs across cities on a similar or larger scale. Of India's 4-million workforce in the IT-BPO space, Mumbai accounts for 3 lakh. Speaking at the inauguration, Fadnavis urged Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and other TCS heads to help create "an ecosystem for startups that could soon mean big business for the state."The state, he said, was ready to support by providing increased FSI. He pointed out that approvals for the TCS project were issued within two months while the entire facility was constructed within 18 months. TCS Olympus is being be developed in two phases; 16,000-17,000 employees have already moved into the new facility and it will commence exports from the Centre from this month onwards. Chandrasekaran said ease of doing business in Mumbai and Maharashtra is very high and the group is committed to the state. "We'll continue to make significant investments...we'll not only grow our existing businesses, but also invest in a number of businesses in the latest technologies."
TCS centralises city ops to house 30000 at Thane - Times of India
2017-11-09`Arrested pvt detective funded celebrity cricket league team' - Times of India
`Arrested pvt detective funded celebrity cricket league team' Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 9, 2017, 06:30 IST THANE: The private detective arrested for blackmailing and extorting money from controversial IAS officer Radheshyam Mopalwar, floated two companies to produce Marathi films with the extorted money , sources in the investigation team said. "Satish Mangale said that he spent a small fortune sponsoring a team in the celebrity cricket league. He was trying to impress the Marathi film fraternity possibly to launch his wife as an actress," a police officer told TOI.Mangale and his actress wife, Shraddha, were arrested by the anti-extortion unit of Thane police last week while allegedly accepting Rs 1 crore from Mopalwar in exchange for `incriminating' audio tapes of him purportedly striking a land deal in Borivli and for withdrawing a corruption complaint against him. Police have found around 4,000 call records saved in Mangale's lap top which they are analysing. Sources said that during investigation, Mangale revealed that he made millions from the detective business and floated two companies--79 Mad House and Om Saish Production--to produce Marathi movies. According to police, Mangale had studied up to Class X, dropped out of a computer diploma course in his village near Kolhapur and started working as a private detective.Now, he has two well-furnished apartments and a fleet of cars, which includes a Mercedes, an Audi and a Fortuner, the police officer said, adding that, "Mangale said that he is constructing a plush home in his village and has spent Rs 50 lakh on it till now." The police officer added, "We are verifying all his claims and have sought all the details of his bank accounts for the money trail."
2017-11-0921-year-old found hanging in burning house in Thane - Free Press Journal
21-year-old found hanging in burning house in Thane — By Prerana Bharade | Nov 09, 2017 09:08 am Thane: A house was gutted and a 21-year-old man was found hanging in the house at Kharegaon near Parsik Nagar. The fire brigade had received a call about a fire in the building. When they reached the spot and started rescue operations, they found Ajinkya Nikalje was found hanging in the house. He must have committed suicide before setting the house ablaze, assumes police. “Around 8 in the morning we saw the smoke and tried to extinguish the fire. Ajinkya had already committed suicide inside and has written something on the wall. His family is not available here, even he used to be in Pune. But why he committed suicide is not known,” said Ulhas Wagh, a neighbour.
21-year-old found hanging in burning house in Thane - Free Press Journal
2017-11-09Man returns to save daughter from burning house, suffers 60% burns - Times of India
Man returns to save daughter from burning house, suffers 60% burns Freny Fernandes | Nov 9, 2017, 06:15 IST THANE: Four members of a family suffered burns after a cooking gas cylinder explosion in their Patilwadi Chawl home early on Wednesday . While three of them had minor burns, a senior citizen who initially escaped with minor injuries but rushed back to save one of his daughters, suffered 60% burns in the process and is believed to be critical. Fire officials said 65-year-old Dagdu Jadhav was battling for his life, while his wife Darshana (45) and daughters Dipti (26) and Preeti (19) suffered minor burns. Dipti, an accountant, said, "My mother woke up at around 6.30 or 7am and went into the kitchen to make tea. Suddenly she was screaming, asking us to open the door and rush out of the house. The very next moment we heard a blast and saw this giant ball of fire coming towards us." While Jadhav initially managed to flee the house with Dipti and Darshana before the flames spread through his entire home, he suffered 60% burns as he went back to re scue Preeti who was stuck under a cupboard."While my father, mother and I ran outside as soon as we could, the blast knocked down a wall in our home as well as a cupboard, which fell on my sister. She was stuck so our father rushed inside and pulled her out. Our neighbour, who owns an ambulance, brought us to hospital," Dipti added. A medical officer at Thane Civil Hospital, said, "Darshana, Dipti and Preeti suffered 20% burns.Dagdu Jadhav however, is quite critical." Locals called the fire brigade and regional disaster management team. A preliminary assessment suggested the old rubber tube connecting the cylinder and gas stove was damaged, resulting in a gas leak. "The room was filled with gas. Early morning, when someone switched on the lights, there could have been a spark triggering the blast and fire," said Santosh Kadam, disaster management officer at the RDMC.
Man returns to save daughter from burning house, suffers 60% burns - Times of India
2017-11-09Thane: Chinese eatery staff throws hot oil at customer for ... - Times of India
Thane: Chinese eatery staff throws hot oil at customer for ... - Times of India
2017-11-09Despite hawker clean-up, bikes continue to plague station concourse - Times of India
Despite hawker clean-up, bikes continue to plague station concourse Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 9, 2017, 23:53 IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has successfully barred entry of four-wheelers, autos and vendors from the concourse outside Thane railway station to make it pedestrian-friendly. However, a few bikers continue to blatantly park their two-wheelers outside platform two blocking the exit gates of the station causing a potential threat during emergencies. While activists and commuters have lauded the initiative of freeing up the concourse, they have raised questions on the inability of the police and TMC authorities to evict these bikers who seem to park their two-wheelers in no-vehicles zone despite police presence around. With these bikes seen blocking easy passage of passengers from the station exits, activists fear a repeat of the Elphinstone tragedy repeat. "These bikes are often parked outside platform two completely blocking access to the concourse from the station for nearly 200 metres. It could lead to a major disaster during peak hours. We have regularly complained but the police do not seem to take any action," complained Sanjay Joshi, a regular commuter. Meanwhile, commuters accessing the Thane railway station premises said they had a hassle-free walk in the area thanks to the sustained drive launched by the civic body. In addition, the high air and noise pollution levels in the area have also drastically reduced, observed many commuters. "It is a smooth walk now to access the auto stand or any part of the station. The area is also much silent as there is no honking or hawkers yelling under the Satis bridge. We hope the authorities continue to maintain this discipline on encroachers," said Preeti Mansukhani, a Ghodbunder Road resident.It may be noted the area surrounding the railway station that exits at the west side of Thane was initially congested with hawkers and vehicles leaving barely any space for passengers to freely move. During peak hours, commuters exiting the station premises had to jostle and make way to access nearby auto stands. However after the Elphinstone tragedy, authorities jumped into action and ensured the stretch was kept free of any encroachments. Sunil Chavan, additional municipal commissioner-2 at the TMC promised that the bike parking menace at the spot will be tackled on priority basis. "We have already set up lanes for the traffic and ensured the concourse is free for pedestrians. We will alert the traffic police to not allow any bikes to be parked outside the platform premises," he said. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) that initiated the clean-up drive outside Thane station on October 21 said they are working towards permanently clearing up the illegal hawker menace from the city. MNS chief Raj Thackeray is likely to address Thane residents next weekend where he may to issue some directions to his party workers. "We have appealed to the authorities to sort out the hawker menace in the city. We are working towards a hawker-free Thane," said MNS city president Avinash Jadhav, who spearheaded the agitation last month.
Despite hawker clean-up, bikes continue to plague station concourse - Times of India
2017-11-09Missing for 20 days, society's pet dog finally traced - Times of India
Missing for 20 days, society’s pet dog finally traced Freny Fernandes | tnn | Nov 9, 2017, 23:55 IST THANE: After a fortnight of scanning every social media page and sending out people to locate their missing society dog, Rani, the residents of Thane's Runwal Nagar area heaved a huge sigh of relief when the six-year-old pariah dog was found four kilometres away in Upvan's Gawand Baug area on Saturday. The friendly and lively dog, who was scared by the din created by the string of Diwali crackers two weeks ago, and had run away on October 20th, leaving the residents of the society. "Last year, one of our society pet dogs - Kiki - ran away in a similar way. So when we realised that the sound of crackers must have scared her away as well, we were all reminded of the same feelings we felt when Kiki disappeared and decided to look around for her in person as well as through social media," said Shweta Madgulkar, a 20-year-old resident of Runwal Nagar who spent a lot of time with the pets in her society.These society members not only formed groups and searched for their brown, black and white doggie, but also asked every gardener and sweeper they saw on the way. They even reached out to animal NGOs including the PAL with pics of Rani, asking them to spread the word, hoping that she would be found. Last Saturday, one of their society members spotted Rani in Upvan's Gawand Baug area, put her in her car and brought her home. "One of our society members had gone to Upvan area to visit some relative and found Rani very familiar. She knew that Rani was missing and the members in the society were looking for her. She went closer and realised that it was actually Rani when she was greeted with the same affection Rani showers on everyone and brought her home," Madgulkar said. "We were so relieved that she was healthy and unhurt, because dogs are very territorial," she added.
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2017-11-08Four of family injured in LPG cylinder explosion in Thane - India Today
Four of family injured in LPG cylinder explosion in Thane November 8, 2017 | UPDATED 10:00 IST Thane, Nov 8 (PTI) Four members of a family, including an elderly couple, were severely injured when a domestic gas cylinder in their house caught fire and exploded here early this morning, an official said. Due to the impact of the explosion, a wall of the house collapsed, he said. There was some leakage in the pipe of the LPG cylinder because of which it caught fire and exploded around 6.30 am in the house located at Siddeshwar Talao in the citys Patil Wadi area, Thane Municipal Corporations regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said. Ads by ZINC Upon getting information about the mishap, the firemen and a team of personnel from the RDMC rushed to the spot for rescue and relief operation, he said. Those who sustained severe burns in the mishap included a couple, aged around 60, and their two daughter-in-laws. They were rushed to a local hospital for treatment, Kadam said. Because of the explosion, the wall of an adjacent house also developed cracks, he added. PTI CORR GK DV
2017-11-08TCS: TCS centralises city operations into one centre in Thane; to ... - Economic Times
TCS centralises city operations into one centre in Thane; to house 30,000 employees PTI|Updated: Nov 08, 2017, 07.05 PM IST As part of consolidating its operations in the megapolis spread across multiple locations, largest software exporter Tata Consultancy ServicesBSE 0.12 % today launched a new campus at the suburban Thane that can house 30,000 people. The new facility was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. "We're delighted to launch the new next-gen workplace, TCSBSE 0.12 % Olympus, which provides collaborative agile workspace, software-defined network, a security operations centre and a cloud-enabled infrastructure. This will help us further drive the next phase of growth," TCS chief executive and managing director Rajesh Gopinathan said. He added that the firm currently employs around 75,000 people in Maharashtra across Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik. The company did not specify how many people it employs in the city now, though. "This facility, when fully operational over the next 12 months, will have over 30,000 associates," he said but did not disclose the investment gone into building the new facility. TCS Olympus will be developed in two phases and 16,000-17,000 people have already moved into the new facility and it will commence exports from the centre from this month onwards. Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran, present at the inauguration of the new facility, said ease of doing business in Mumbai and Maharashtra is very high and the group is committed to the state. "We'll continue to make significant investments and transform the group into the new-age economy. We'll not only grow our existing businesses, but will also invest in a number of businesses in the latest technologies using advanced manufacturing, Internet offering, electric-vehicles etc. "There are many opportunities and the Tata group will explore all these opportunities, " he said.
TCS: TCS centralises city operations into one centre in Thane; to ... - Economic Times
2017-11-08Four of family injured in LPG cylinder explosion in Thane - The Indian Express
Four of family injured in LPG cylinder explosion in Thane Upon getting information about the mishap, the firemen and a team of personnel from the RDMC rushed to the spot for rescue and relief operation By: PTI | Thane | Published:November 8, 2017 2:32 pm Four members of a family, including an elderly couple, were severely injured when a domestic gas cylinder in their house caught fire and exploded here early this morning, an official said. Due to the impact of the explosion, a wall of the house collapsed, he said. There was some leakage in the pipe of the LPG cylinder because of which it caught fire and exploded around 6.30 am in the house located at Siddeshwar Talao in the city’s Patil Wadi area, Thane Municipal Corporation’s regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said. Upon getting information about the mishap, the firemen and a team of personnel from the RDMC rushed to the spot for rescue and relief operation, he said. Those who sustained severe burns in the mishap included a couple, aged around 60, and their two daughter-in-laws. They were rushed to a local hospital for treatment, Kadam said. Because of the explosion, the wall of an adjacent house also developed cracks, he added.
Four of family injured in LPG cylinder explosion in Thane - The Indian Express
2017-11-08Watch: Thane Man Thrown Out Of Police Station For 'Wearing Shorts' - NDTV
Watch: Thane Man Thrown Out Of Police Station For 'Wearing Shorts' "I was wearing shorts so they started shouting at me for that," says Mangesh Desale Offbeat | Written by Sanya Jain | Updated: November 08, 2017 14:29 IST On Saturday evening, Mangesh Desale, resident of Kalyan in Maharashtra, went to Khadakpada Police Station to get police verification done for his passport. Instead, Instead, he was humiliated and thrown out of the station by the cops, he says. His crime? Wearing shorts. In a post on Facebook, the man claims he was shamed for his choice of clothes by the cops. "I was wearing shorts so they started shouting at me for that. I asked them if there is any rule of dress code in police station. They did not show me any rules but said this is India not America," he writes on Facebook. The post is accompanied by two videos showing a heated exchange between Mr Desale and two officers. In the first video, a policeman at the station can be heard asking Mr Desale to follow proper dress code since women and children visit the police station. The Kalyan resident of Mumbai's Thane district also claims he was "forcibly" removed from the station and threatened with a police case. When asked about the video, Bala Saheb Kadam, senior police inspector told mid-day, " Our officials merely asked him to wear proper clothes while visiting the police station. Women come to the police station too, and shorts don't look good. He is an engineer; he should have better manners and know how to present himself at a police station".
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2017-11-07Woman, 11-year-old daughter found murdered at home in Thane - Hindustan Times
Woman, 11-year-old daughter found murdered at home in Thane Victim Nazia Siddhiqui’s throat was slit and she had been stabbed, and her daughter Taniya was strangled; police suspect the motive could be robbery MUMBAI Updated: Nov 07, 2017 11:01 IST A 32-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter were found dead in their home in Karamveer Nagar of Shildaighar area in Thane on Monday. Police suspect that it could be a case of robbery as some gold was also missing from the house. The cops also suspect that the murder took place on?Sunday. While victim Nazia Siddhiqui’s throat had been slit and she had been stabbed twice in the neck, her daughter Taniya had strangulation marks on her neck, the police said. When Nazia didn’t answer her mother’s repeated calls on?Sunday, the latter called her neighbours on Monday morning and asked them to check. “When the neighbours peeked from a window, they saw both Nazia and Taniya lying unconscious with blood stains on Nazia’s clothes. They immediately alerted the police. We broke into the their home. We have sent the bodies for post-mortem. We have also alerted Nazia’s family members,” said D Swamy, DCP from zone 1. ‘We suspect that they were murdered on?Sunday.” A case has been registered under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code against an unidentified person and the police have questioned more than a dozen of people including the victims’ relatives and neighbours.
Woman, 11-year-old daughter found murdered at home in Thane - Hindustan Times
2017-11-07Thane: Sheru, loved by a colony full of policemen, goes missing - Free Press Journal
Thane: Sheru, loved by a colony full of policemen, goes missing — By Prerana Bharade | Nov 07, 2017 08:48 am Thane: Sheru is 10 years old, is obedient and jovial. Sheru is also very loved by all in Thane police quarters. He is the favourite pomeranian of all the police staff and their families in the colony. Sheru belongs to Nandkumar Bhosale, who works in traffic department of Thane rural police, and his family is distraught since he’s been missing since October 29. There is dead calmness in the colony since he went missing. Children are also in state of shock as their favourite friend is missing. “Sheru was everyone’s favourite. Every morning he used to go alone for a walk and come back on his own. We are sure that somebody has kept a watch and kidnapped him. I have been searching everywhere for him. He was very calm and friendly. Everyone in the colony knew him,” Nandkumar said with tears in his eyes. The family and friends have already registered a missing complaint. Now, they will be launching a social media campaign for search of the dog. “Someone must have tied him, otherwise he used to come back. He knew the roads and area very well. We are doubtful because he was well versed with the house and was very particular about timing,” Nandkumar said. Sheru’s friends in the colony have formed teams and searched various areas of the city for him. The CCTV footage also didn’t help. Nandkumar first finshes his shift as a police naik and then searches for Sheru. He has even gone to Mumbai after someone mentioned seeing a dog like Sheru there. “Someone has picked up Sheru. We do not know the reason, but it’s suspicious that a dog goes missing early in the morning. Hope he is fine and comes back. I mean someone goes missing from the police colony, this is unbelievable. It’s surely a planned kidnapping,” said one of Nandkumar’s neighbours. Now, everyone in the colony is praying for Sheru to come back. If someone has any information about the dog, please contact Nandkumar on his residential number is 8692863636.
Thane: Sheru, loved by a colony full of policemen, goes missing - Free Press Journal
2017-11-07Thane: 2000 buyers still waiting to get homes which they have booked under a renowned builder - Free Press Journal
Thane: 2000 buyers still waiting to get homes which they have booked under a renowned builder — By Prerana Bharade | Nov 07, 2017 08:56 am Thane: More than 2,000 customers are waiting to get homes, which they had booked under a renowned builder. The investors are running from pillar to post to complain, but their pleas are going unheard. On Sunday morning, around 200 complainants had gathered together to find a way to get their hard-earned money back at Thane college. They have already complained to the chief minister, housing minister, RERA and also to the police station. “I had invested for two shops. I paid 20% of the amount but looking at the progress I denied payment. There is no progress in construction at all and the builder is not paying us our money as well. Some investors were lucky to get their cheques back but they bounced. We really do not know where to go now,” said a frustrated Vyenktesh Shanbhag, who had invested in property at Kharbav, Bhiwandi.
Thane: 2000 buyers still waiting to get homes which they have booked under a renowned builder - Free Press Journal
2017-11-0713 tonnes of beef seized in Thane; 3 arrested - Times of India
13 tonnes of beef seized in Thane; 3 arrested PTI | Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 18:49 IST THANE: Police seized nearly "13 tonnes of beef" from two trucks and arrested three persons in this connection, an official said on Tuesday. The meat was being transported to Mumbai and a group of persons was escorting it in a four-wheeler. The police, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the vehicles on Monday at a check post in Bhiwandi taluka here, Padgha police station inspector Bhaskar Pukale said. The police seized the meat and arrested one of the truck drivers and two cleaners. The other truck driver and occupants of the escorting vehicle managed to escape, he said. The police said the meat was later sent for testing to a local laboratory which confirmed that it was beef. The three arrested persons were booked under IPC sections 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), and relevant provisions of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 1995, the police official said.They were later produced in a court which remanded them in police custody till Wednesday, he said. The Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act bans the slaughter of bulls and bullocks, besides cows.
2017-11-07Estate dept defaults on recovering rent; Rs 3.6Cr due - Times of India
Estate dept defaults on recovering rent; Rs 3.6Cr due Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 7, 2017, 22:25 IST Thane: The estate department of the Thane Municipal Corporation has come under the scanner from its own panel of auditors for non-recovery of rent from nearly 19 public facilities across the city. An internal audit report released recently shows nearly Rs 3.64 crore as defaults from tenants who have occupied commercial galas in some of the structures owned by the corporation in the financial year 2014-15. The estate department is assigned with the task of collecting rent from these tenants who have been assigned the spaces for various commercial purposes.Some of the spaces whose rent defaults are pending include some of the ward committee premises, the stadium in Thane along with other premises owned by the corporation across the nine wards in the city. The highest volume of rent default is from Wagle ward amounting to around Rs 74 lakhs while nearly around Rs 63 lakhs is expected to be collected from the Naupada ward committee premises. The estate department may not be a major source of revenue for the administration, but any under-achievement of collections, especially the ones pointed out in the 2015 audit, directly impacts its annual target, informed a municipal official. Of all the income sources in the department like renting of lake premises, BSUP flats, rental housing tenements, erection of temporary stages on ground, the volume of rental for its commercial units across the city remains the highest. The total earning from the department has gradually escalated from a modest Rs 2.49cr in 2013-14 to Rs 10 crore last fiscal. In the current fiscal, the administration has earned barely Rs 3.42 cr in the first seven months as against the target of Rs 21 crore, which is not even a quarter of the target amount. Meanwhile, activists have questioned the TMC's lenient approach towards the poor recovery. "The administration must pull up its socks and pursue the defaulting traders," lamented an activist.
2017-11-07Rustomjee Launches Azziano K Tower, Rustomjee Urbania, Thane (W) - PR Newswire India (press release)
Rustomjee Launches Azziano K Tower, Rustomjee Urbania, Thane (W) MUMBAI, November 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- - K Tower is 36-storey high with exclusively 2BHK apartments - Aspirational 2BHK homes at Rs. 99 lacs + Taxes - Two Air conditioners in each apartment - 32 amenities on podium level; access to township facilities of Rustomjee Urbania - MahaRERA registration no: Azziano Wing-F: P51700001021, Azziano Wing-G: P51700001060, Azziano Wing-H: P51700001453, Azziano Wing-I: P51700001093, Azziano Wing-J: P51700000950, Aurelia 1: P51700001516 Reference Link: https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in/ The township of Rustomjee Urbania is proud to announce the addition of another tower to Azziano. Called the K Tower, it comprises only of 2BHK homes that are designed to suit all the requirements of aspirational living. Each apartment will also be provided with an air conditioner in the living room and master bedroom. In addition to having access to all the amenities of Rustomjee Urbania township, the K Tower at Azziano will also enjoy the 32 podium level amenities which include gymnasium, mini golf, indoor play area, alfresco dining, mini theatre, business centre, box cricket, basketball, senior citizen's relaxation area among others. (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/598550/Rustomjee_Azziano.jpg ) The 36-storey tall tower has been provided with 4-level parking and has an enviable view of the Yeoor Hills and Thane city. Moreover, it presents a perfect investment opportunity as not only all the approvals are in place, but one can also save 2.5% on stamp duty as per special approvals from Thane municipal authorities. All this comes at a very the reasonable price of Rs. 99 lacs + taxes for the 2BHK aspirational homes. The K Tower forms a part of Azziano, one of the most premium set of residential towers in Rustomjee Urbania. The township is not only a self-sufficient entity, but also strategically located so that residents find ease of commute and living. It is just off the Eastern Expressway, approximately 4.7 kms away from Thane station and about 8 kms from Airoli. In addition, there are several corporate parks in the vicinity as well as hypermarkets and shopping malls like Korum and Viviana. Speaking on the launch of the tower, Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group, said, "Rustomjee Group has always paid attention to customer feedback and seeing the increasing demand for 2BHK homes in Thane, we have designed the K Tower at Azziano, Rustomjee Urbania with exclusive 2BHK apartments. The homes and amenities not only cater to but far exceed the expectations of our end users ensuring that every member of the family, irrespective of their age enjoys a wholesome living experience." Located in Majiwada, Thane (W), Rustomjee Urbania caters to almost every need of a resident. It is the only township in Thane (W) that has received Pre-Gold Rating from IGBC (Indian Green Building Certificate) and is probably one of the most awarded township projects in India. Rustomjee Urbania houses the Rustomjee Cambridge International School, the first school in the integrated township. Affiliated with International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Program of University of Cambridge, it makes a global level of education available to students at walking distance from their homes. Rustomjee Urbania also houses 'Leon's World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development' which is a space developed in consultation with experts to provide children a stimulating environment. It caters to different aspects of growth and development. Mentors present at the center guide children in exploring various fields including arts, mathematics and science and language through play-way learning methods. The centre regularly hosts the staging of plays, 'open mic' and cultural activities to get children to explore their rich heritage and unplug from the gadget syndrome. So far, the children have enjoyed watching The Legend of Lachit, Ramleela, Wizard from Far West amongst other plays. They are also introduced to Indian festivals and culture as well as other cultures through fun initiatives like Ravan Dahan and Halloween Party. In the past two years, Rustomjee Urbania has also organized activities such as a Summer Fest, Adventure Carnival, Urban Farm Fest, among other monthly workshops that encourage children and parents to come together and spend quality time. A sizeable part of the township has green spaces with several trees and a sewage treatment plant which recycles used water for gardening, washing and sanitary purposes. With a view to being environment-friendly, systems have been installed to harvest rain water; light-reflecting windows help save energy and natural resources. About Rustomjee: Rustomjee has carved a niche for itself in the ever-growing real estate sector, with a portfolio that includes 14.32 million square feet of completed projects; 12 million square feet of ongoing development and another 28 million square feet of planned development in the pipeline, spanning across the best locations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Their portfolio currently includes two very large townships, residential spaces, office complexes, retail developments, spaces for healthcare and education spread across BKC Annex, Khar, Off Juhu Circle, Kandivali, Borivali, Virar and Thane. Rustomjee lays emphasis on adding value to the lives of their homeowners through their core business, their CSR initiatives and philanthropy. They have strived to ensure that every blueprint includes child-friendly spaces for parks, playgrounds, and learning rooms and thereby encouraging families to spend quality time. To know more about Rustomjee, please visit us http://www.rustomjee.com.
Rustomjee Launches Azziano K Tower, Rustomjee Urbania, Thane (W) - PR Newswire India (press release)
2017-11-07Bird watchers from Thane eagerly await Salim Ali bird count - Times of India
Bird watchers from Thane eagerly await Salim Ali bird count Freny Fernandes | tnn | Nov 7, 2017, 22:26 IST Thane: Bird watchers and avifauna enthusiasts from Thane will participate in the Salim Ali bird count on November 12. Equipped with their binoculars, cameras and a list of species of birds provided to them by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), some plan to flock to popular birding areas in the city like Yeoor, Kopri wetlands and Thane creek to record the birds seen here. The remaining will move outside city limits and contribute to this nation-wide annual bird count, which is held to commemorate the birthday of Dr Salim Ali, the Bird Man of India."I just started bird watching with a few friends last year and I am excited to participate in an official bird count activity where my inputs will be used to prepare a report to help identify bird habitats and conservation programmes. My friends and I are planning to spend an hour at each of the popular birding spots in the city," said Siddharth Deshpande, a Saket resident. City-based famed avifauna expert of Paryavaran Dakshata Manch, Avinash Bhagat, added, "I will be travelling to Bhimashankar for a three-day camp at the time of the Salim Ali bird count. I will, however, dedicate a couple of my morning hours to bird sighting and recording on Sunday and send the information across to the BNHS." In the same activity last year that took place in 12 states, including Maharashtra, which topped the list of checklist entries, 325 species of birds were recorded. Of these, 18 were from the threatened category of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list. This includes the lesser adjutant, grey-headed fish eagle, spot-billed pelican and so on. In the last count, ducks were the most recorded birds followed by rose-ringed parakeets, eurasian coots mynas and so on. Research assistant of BHNS, Nandkishor Dudhe, who is heading this project, said, "The bird count presents a good opportunity for bird watchers to visit the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) around them and undertake a diligent count of birds for over an hour. It can become a means for monitoring the status of birds and their habitats over the years if one visits the same location every year."
2017-11-07Now, development works decisions at local level as station gets director - Times of India
Now, development works decisions at local level as station gets director Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 8, 2017, 00:20 IST THANE: Thane railway station may soon see some improvement in passenger amenities in the coming few days. A meeting of local railway officials and the newly appointed station director for Thane, Suresh Nair, was conducted on the station premises on Tuesday over revamping the services offered out of the premises in Thane. Prompt solutions for quick dispersal of crowd and its management along with need for improving passenger facilities like bridges, platform spaces and clearing of hawkers were some of the issues discussed at the first ever meeting chaired by the new station director. A list of problems faced by the station has already been charted last month by a joint committee comprising of railway, police and municipal officials. The execution of some of these will be implemented under the orders of the station director, said an official. Railway minister Piyush Goyal had decided to post station directors at 75 major railway stations across the country to improve communication with commuters and also monitor safety and repair works. All railway staff at the stations, including the manager and superintendents, will now report to the director. The directors will also be actively involved in the process of raising revenue at the designated stations, said a railway board official. Thane is one of the premier stations on the Central Railway corridor with a high footfall and revenue generation. However, amenities at the station for passengers are increasingly proving inadequate leaving ample scope for improvement."It is high time an important station like Thane got some better amenities and attention it deserves. The station has immense historic importance but today it lies neglected, thanks to apathy from the authorities," said a passenger activist from the suburbs. Meanwhile, among the other issues on the table for execution is the need for improving communication system alerting commuters well in time about train arrivals. Commuters have been long complaining of random change in trains arriving on various platforms at the station. Also, the need for increased ground space at platforms to allow commuters to wait for trains is also on the cards, said an official. "Crowd management and establishing a healthy communication with passengers will be our prime focus. We are analysing the problem areas and working on solutions," said Nair.
Now, development works decisions at local level as station gets director - Times of India
2017-11-07'Every civic official to adopt a public toilet' - Times of India
‘Every civic official to adopt a public toilet’ Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 7, 2017, 22:24 IST Thane: The Thane municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has asked civic officials to adopt one public toilet each in the city and ensure it is maintained properly. Jaiswal has directed his officials to ensure that each of the toilet blocks in the city are user friendly and have sufficient water, power connection with lighting arrangement including proper sewerage discharge facility by this month-end. The directions were given by the civic chief at a meeting of officials recently. Jaiswal said he wanted the public and community toilets in the city to be kept in order. It may be noted the sewerage management is part of the 'smart city' project under taken by the Thane Municipal Corporation. "Hygiene and sanitation are one of the most important part of the basic lifestyle and if every civic official has been given charge to adopt and maintain a toilet the city will remain clean and germ-free," said Puneet Joshi, a Ghodbunder Road resident. — Manoj Badgeri
2017-11-0780 students from district to represent Maharashtra at science ... - Times of India
80 students from district to represent Maharashtra at science congress Avani Ghangurde | tnn | Nov 8, 2017, 00:22 IST THANE: Around 80 students from across various schools in Thane district have been selected to represent Maharashtra at the National Children's Science Congress to be held from December 27 to 31. Among the selected 16 project theses, four are from A K Joshi School, two from Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School and Lokpuram Public School each, three from Shreerang Vidyalaya, one from Saraswati Vidyala (Ghodbundar Road) and one from Dr Bedekar Vidya Mandir. Right from devising solutions to tackling the issue of anemia among youngsters to studying the impact of vehicular pollution on the health of traffic police officials, these 10-15 year olds managed to baffle the judges with their off-beat solutions, experiments and detailed work. One project presented by a group of students revealed how used heat energy can be harnessed into electricity with the help of a peltier module, which can create 'free' electricity when brought in contact with a cooler surface.The project experiment showed that such a technique can supply four volts to a cluster of nine LEDS, sufficient to light up a room measuring 10x10 feet. Surendra Dighe of Jidnyasa Trust, which is the coordinating agency for National Children's Science Congress in Maharashtra, said "This year, we have got a project created by children, who are slum dwellers of Majiwada area. Out of the seven sub-themes given to them, they chose a topic pertaining to health. The project talks about the hygiene and cleanliness issue in slums and how there is a lack of a proper waste disposal system there. The fact that these small children understand that these are key issues that need to be tackled is truly commendable. This is what the whole essence of the science congress competition is all about." The state-level competition will be held on December 1 and 2 in Jalgaon out of which 30 projects from the state will qualify for National Children's Science Congress. This year, we have got a project created by children, who are slum dwellers of Majiwada area. Out of the seven sub-themes given to them, they chose a topic pertaining to health. The project talks about the hygiene and cleanliness issue in slums and how there is a lack of a proper waste disposal system there. The fact that these small children understand that these are key issues that need to be tackled is truly commendable. This is what the whole essence of the competition is all about
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2017-11-07Civil contractor's kin in shock, say no problem at home - Times of India
Civil contractor’s kin in shock, say no problem at home Avani Ghangurde | tnn | Nov 7, 2017, 22:25 IST Thane: Investigations into the tragic death of civil works contractor Sanket Jadhav at Ghodbunder Road on Sunday shows that it is a case of suicide. Officials believe that Jadhav took this extreme step as he faced financial problems. Jadhav, who is survived by his wife and a five-year-old son, was found dead inside his car with three bullet injuries. Police inspector Nasir Kulkarni said, "It appears to be a clear case of suicide. The family is in a state of shock and they said there were no problems at home. The post-mortem reports revealed that he had shot himself using his licensed revolver. He died due to loss of blood. We have handed his body over to the family on Monday for the final rites." He added that prima facie as per the suicide note found, the motive could be financial problems.
2017-11-06Thane bizman found dead in car with 3 gunshot injuries, note ... - Times of India
Thane bizman found dead in car with 3 gunshot injuries, note blames losses Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 6, 2017, 06:03 IST THANE: A civil works contractor was found dead in his car with three gunshot injuries to the chest in Thane on Sunday evening. The deceased, Sanket Jadhav (36), was found lying in the driver's seat, his neck tilted towards the left. The left side of the white shirt that Jadhav had been wearing was heavily blood-soaked. A revolver was found tossed right beside him in the car, said the police. The car was parked in Gaimukh locality around 6.30pm.The police said that it appeared to be a case of suicide. Deputy Commissioner of police Sunil Lokhande told TOI that three shots had been fired in Jadhav's chest from close range. The police have retrieved the revolver, for which Jadhav had a licence, said Lokhande. "The car engine was whirring and the air-conditioner was running when Jadhav's body was discovered. It seems he fired three rounds in his chest," said a police officer. A note, which was purportedly written by Jadhav , was found in the car, said a police officer. "The brief note has been addressed to his wife, Vidya. It offers an explanation that Jadhav was resorting to suicide as his business was not doing too well and he had incurred huge losses, leading to depression," said the officer.Jadhav , a resident of Panchpakhadi, undertook projects for Thane Municipal Corporation. The note, written in Marathi, seeks forgiveness from the wife for not honouring the commitment of marriage. "The note says: `It feels like I've lost [in life]... But let there be no misunderstanding. No one should be blamed'," said the police officer.Though the police have not yet spoken to Jadhav's family, the officer said that financial stress mentioned in the note could have prompted Jadhav to end his life. Jadhav is survived by his wife and a five-year-old son. The entire family stayed with his elder brother. The body was sent for an autopsy to Thane Civil hospital. An accidental death report has been filed at Kasarwadavli police station.
Thane bizman found dead in car with 3 gunshot injuries, note ... - Times of India
2017-11-06Thane cops to sue traffic offenders - Daily News & Analysis
Thane cops to sue traffic offenders IMRAN FAZAL | Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 07:40 AM IST, DNA In a first, to curb illegal parking in Thane and adjoining areas, the Thane traffic police department have decided to send fine receipts to motorists at their registered address based on the vehicle's registration number, and in case the offender fails to pay up within seven days, the department will file a suit against such offenders in court. The menace of illegal parking is rampant on important stretches near Mulund toll naka on the Eastern Urban Road and near LBS Marg. Moreover, heavy vehicles parked on Ghodbunder Road are affecting traffic movement and increasing the chances of accidents. The department has also received several complaints of illegal parking in the narrow interior lanes of Thane and adjoining areas of Kalyan, Dombivli and Ambarnath. The traffic department divisions have been instructed to send the fine receipts via speed post. "We will also click pictures of vehicles breaching traffic rules like exceeding the zebra crossing when the signal is red," said a senior officer from the traffic police department. Amit Kale, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane traffic police department, said, "We will be filing a suit in court if the offender fails to pay the fine within seven days of accepting the fine receipt. We have been noticing a rise in cases of illegal parking and so decided to take the strictest action against such offenders. We will also be maintaining a record of repeat offenders."
Thane cops to sue traffic offenders - Daily News & Analysis
2017-11-06Woman, daughter found dead in Thane | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
Woman, daughter found dead in Thane The woman lived with her daughter and son in a flat at Pimprigaon, police said. By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 6, 2017 4:57 pm A woman and her 11-year-old daughter were found killed in their house in Pimprigaon on the Panvel road, city police said on Monday, reports PTI. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone-I D S Swami said, the killing might have taken place in the night of November 4. An offence has been registered under section 302 (murder) of the IPC at Shil Daighar police station, said police. The woman lived with her daughter and son in a flat at Pimprigaon, police said. The DCP said police would be in a position to reveal further details only after investigations.
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2017-11-05Debt-ridden Thane contractor shoots himself with licensed gun in car - Hindustan Times
Debt-ridden Thane contractor shoots himself with licensed gun in car The suicide note stated that Jadhav was “tired of everything” and asked for his wife’s forgiveness MUMBAI Updated: Nov 05, 2017 23:26 IST A 36-year-old civic contractor shot himself dead with his licensed gun in his car in Thane on Sunday. The police have recovered a suicide note from the car. They suspect that Sanket Hanuman Jadhav, a resident of Panchpkhadi in Thane’s Naupada, was debt-ridden as he had incurred losses in his business. Though the note did not mention the reason behind the suicide, it stated that Jadhav was “tired of everything” and asked for his wife’s forgiveness. “ Vidhya (his wife), I am sorry for taking such a step. Please forgive me. I am tired of everything. It seems that I have lost everything. I also apologise to my family members,” read the suicide note. Jadhav left home on Saturday evening and told his family that he would be back in sometime. “Jadhav drove towards Gaimukh Naka at Kasarwdavli. He parked his car and pulled the trigger. We suspect that he shot himself in the chest,” said D Dhole, senior inspector from Kasarwadavli police station. A passer-by alerted the police who took Jadhav to a civic hospital. He was declared brought dead by doctors. “We have seized the gun. We will soon note down the statements of the family members as right now they are in a state of shock,” added Dhole.
Debt-ridden Thane contractor shoots himself with licensed gun in car - Hindustan Times
2017-11-05'Mindset change is the key to clean campaign' - Times of India
‘Mindset change is the key to clean campaign’ Freny Fernandes | tnn | Updated: Nov 5, 2017, 21:45 IST Thane: Whether it is the outcome of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-year-old nationwide Swachha Bharat Abhiyan or a delayed impact of the Sant Gadgebaba Swachhata Abhiyan started by former deputy chief minister and Late RR Patil in 1999, the movement of keeping their areas waste-free has touched every rural and urban nook and corner of the country over the past few years. Citizens, armed with brooms, gloves and masks, have been seen carrying out clean-up drives and workshops in their societies, educational institutions and across public spaces. Waste segregation and the importance of dust bins and toilets has become the key topic in many group discussions and debates these days. While all these changes have taken us all a step closer to a cleaner and waste free India, environmental experts and activists point out that it is high time the Swachh Bharat movement turns into a holistic movement that encompasses not only the cleanliness of the visible solid waste, but also the cleanliness of other forms of pollution including air pollution, water pollution and even noise pollution. "The first step in transforming our country into a Swachh Bharat is changing the mindset of the people and making them feel a sense of responsibility and pride about the cleanliness of their city. Even though this Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been limited to solid waste management, it has created awareness about the importance of a clean environment throughout the nation, and motivate people to talk about the issue as well as get out of their homes and form groups to clean up their vicinities," said V Walawalkar, vice president of city based environmental NGO Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal.Speaking about the need to broaden the scope of this movement, director of the national environmental engineering research institute (NEERI) Rakesh Kumar said, "While managing one's solid waste is essential, 30 to 40% of the cities' waste ends up in nallahs which empties itself into rivers and the sea, thus polluting it. The waste collected by the civic body is dumped at dumping yards and not discarded in a scientific way. In many places solid waste is burnt, which leads to an increase in pollution levels in the air as well as water bodies surrounding it." "It is very essential that the makers of this campaign ensure that they broaden it to a movement that looks at the overall cleanliness of the cities, right from the scientific management of solid waste to controlling the air and water pollution. On an individual levels, citizens should try to cut down the RSPM levels in their area by not throwing their seeped up dirt and waste outside their homes, avoiding private transportation and thus curbing their vehicular emission and also avoiding double parking and the resulting artificial congestion," Kumar added. These experts and activists point out that if this Swachh Bharat movement become all-encompassing and proves successful, it will not only create a breed of socially and environmentally conscientious generation in future, but also eliminate the need of activists. "If this one movement simultaneously works of mitigating all the environmentally degrading issues that affect public health, the generation X will surely pick it up and find solutions that will eliminate the need for any social activism," said Dr Mahesh Bedekar, a citizen activist.
2017-11-05Three snakes trapped in glue pads rescued by wildlife NGO - Times of India
Three snakes trapped in glue pads rescued by wildlife NGO Freny Fernandes | tnn | Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 04:09 IST Thane: The volunteers of a wildlife NGO in city managed to rescue three snakes that were trapped for hours in the glue traps meant for rats from Raymond company area in Vartak Nagar. The rescue operation lasted for five hours after which the snakes were rescued. Speaking about the incident, founder and president of NGO Aditya Patil said, "Last week we received a rescue call from a local who spotted the snakes stuck in the discarded glue traps in Vartak Nagar area. On visiting the area, we saw that the glue trap had attracted not one, but two Rat snakes as well as a small skink snake." "As the skins of the snakes were deeply stuck in the glue mesh, it took our volunteers one to two hours to remove each of the three reptiles using vegetable oil, warm water and a cloth," he added. There have been numerous instances wherein snakes, birds and even squirrels have been stuck in these traps which are meant to trap rodents. "These easily available glue pads or traps are often used to capture rats and mice, but often the trapped rodents attract reptiles like snakes which enter the trap looking for food. In other cases, these hollow boxes or adhesive armed pads offer some shelter for birds and squirrels who then get stuck there," said Patil. "Only licensed and trained professionals should be allowed to set up these glue pads. They should be used only indoors and not outside, to avoid attracting other wildlife. The used glue pads with rats trapped should be cleaned regularly according to the set guidelines, and the traps should be disposed in paper bags," added Kedar Bhide. Glue pads are essential to control a rat infestation in pharmaceutical or food processing industries where using rat poison is not an option keeping in mind possible contamination of the manufactured products.
2017-11-04'I Love iPhone X': Thane man rides a horse to bring home his 'dulhan' - The Indian Express
‘I Love iPhone X’: Thane man rides a horse to bring home his ‘dulhan’ Mounted on a horse, the man from Maharashtra's Thane took out a procession to bring home not his dulhan but his pre-ordered iPhone X. With a placard in hand that read, "I love iPhone X," he had a procession and a band party following him to the store in Thane's Naupada district. By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 4, 2017 2:15 pm Apple iPhone enthusiasts are known to go that extra mile when it comes to expressing their love for the gadget. It’s now a tradition that iPhone fanatics will invariably queue up outside stores a day before any new model is officially launched. But there will always be some who have the capacity to shock and awe. One man from Mumbai went few notches ahead to express his love for the new iPhone X that was launched yesterday. Yes, you read right. Mounted on a horse, the man from Maharashtra’s Thane took out a procession to bring home not his dulhan, but his pre-ordered iPhone X. With a placard in hand that read, “I love iPhone X,” he had a band party following him to the store in Thane’s Naupada district on Friday, November 3. According to news agency ANI, “Pallival (the buyer), went riding a horse with a procession and a band party to receive his iPhone X at 6:30 pm at Thane’s Hariniwas circle.” And he received his new mobile phone sitting on the horse itself from the store owner Ashish Thakker, the report added.The new iPhone owner made sure his happiness was witnessed by all as his quirky publicity stunt made headlines. The photos of the man with a banner in hand got everyone talking on Twitter and many were left in splits.
2017-11-04Private eye, actor wife held for extorting from tainted babu - Times of India
Private eye, actor wife held for extorting from tainted babu Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Nov 4, 2017, 07:25 IST THANE: Turning the tables on his alleged extortionist using his own methods, controversial IAS officer Radheshyam Mopalwar got a private detective from Dombivli and his Marathi actress wife arrested on charges of blackmail and extortion early on Friday. He shot a video of the accused as he negotiated with them to bring down the exortion amount and approached Thane police. The accused, Satish and Shraddha Mangle, had packed their bags and were about to leave for Sri Lanka, when sleuths of the anti-extortion cell nabbed them while allegedly accepting Rs 1 crore of the Rs 7 crore they had demanded from Mopalwar, said Param Bir Singh, Thane police commissioner. Singh claimed that Shraddha, who is Mangle's second wife, had aided him in the extortion racket. On August1, Mangle had released an audio tape in which Mopalwar, then Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation chief, is allegedly heard negotiating a Rs 4-crore deal with a middleman for allocation of a 15,000 sq ft plot in Borivli to one Jal Mehta, to several news channels. Subsequently , the chief minister sent Mopalwar on leave pending inquiry . Singh said, "The audio clip is suspected to be doctored as several audio recordings have been found in Mangle's laptops along with editing software as well as technical equipments." Police seized two laptops, five cellphones, four pen drives, 15 CDs and several `incriminating' documents from the couple's rented flat in Palava city at Nilje village, Dombivli. "We have roped in a team of technical experts to go through the material," said a police officer.Explaining the modus operandi, Singh said Mangle would get close to senior government officials and record conversations with them. It has been learnt that Mangle has seven email accounts where he would save the recorded conversations with his `victims'.Police also found that Mangle had paid Rs 2 lakh to translate the recordings from English to Marathi. "We are also verifying if he had spent Rs 20-Rs 25 lakh to arrange a demonstration against Mopalwar after the controversy broke out," said a police officer. Mangle had come in contact with Mopalwar last year through a deputy superintendent of police. The private detective reportedly mediated in Mopalwar's divorce and later started extorting money from the IAS officer as well as his former wife, said sources.On October 23, Mangle, Shraddha and their friend Anil Vedmehta asked Mopalwar's friend Kling Mishra to tell him to come to Kharegaon toll naka on the Mumbai-Nashik highway. There, Mangle allegedly demanded Rs 10 crore in exchange for all the `incriminating' audio tapes. Singh said a few days later, the couple called Mopalwar to a resort at Wadpe, near Bhiwandi, and reiterated the demand. Then on October 31, they met Mopalwar in a luxury hotel in Juhu between 8pm and 9pm. During the one-hour discussion, Mopalwar negotiated with the couple and brought the amount down to Rs 7 crore. Mopalwar recorded the conversation on his cellphone and submitted the video clip to Thane police. "The couple also threatened to take the help of gangsters to bump off Mopal war and his daughter that if failed to pay the money. They also warned him against filing a police complaint," Singh said. A class 10 dropout, Mangle even dropped out of diploma in computer management and started working as a private detective. In 2012, Bandra police filed an extortion case against him. Mangle also has several criminal cases related to illegally procured call records and phone tapping against him.
Private eye, actor wife held for extorting from tainted babu - Times of India
2017-11-04Another call centre racket in Mumbai: Accused used to work at fake Thane call centre earlier - Hindustan Times
Another call centre racket in Mumbai: Accused used to work at fake Thane call centre earlier Sources said the employees, who were not paid well at the Mira Road call centre, learnt how to cheat US citizens there and then started their own call centre in Malad MUMBAI Updated: Nov 04, 2017 13:25 IST The Mumbai crime branch, after busting a fake call centre racket at two offices in Malad and arresting 14 people on Thursday night, found that owners of the Malad call centre had previously worked at the Mira Road fake call centre busted by the Thane police in October 2016. Sources said the employees, who were not paid well at the Mira Road call centre, learnt how to cheat US citizens there and then started their own call centre in Malad to earn some quick money. “Some of these accused laid low after the Thane police raid and nearly four to five months ago they started the two call centres in Malad (West),” said a senior official of the crime branch. After questioning the first 13 people they arrested, the police nabbed one Amey Lokare for allegedly providing data of US citizens to the other suspects. Lokare, a computer engineer, is a resident of Malwani. The cops said he was in touch with Musir Shaikh, 28, one of the accused, and provided him the contacts. In the second office raided by the police, accused Zarar Haider, 24, who has also worked in the Mira Road call centre for seven years, used to get data from another person, who the police is trying to find. They used to ask the US citizens, who replied to their text messages, for their area code, find a gift shop in their area and ask them to purchase gift vouchers for tax settlement. After getting the voucher number, they used to give it to Abhishekh Dubey, 29, an accused, who used to encash it. He used to take 40% of the amount and give 60% to the call centre. Thane fake call centre: 298 arrested so far Meanwhile, the Thane police have so far arrested 298 people in connection with the fake call centre racket in Mira Road, which was busted last year. They are looking for Reema Thakkar, 27, sister of mastermind Sagar Thakkar. A police officer from the Thane crime branch said: “A total of six people are wanted in the case. The police suspect that Reema, who used to look after the finances, was recently in Dubai, but she keeps changing her location.” The police have also appealed to citizens, asking them to report any suspicious activity. M Hatote, assistant police commissioner, Thane crime branch, said: “The main accused are behind the bars and we have seized property worth Rs4.7 crore till now. Sagar Thakkar has been arrested, but his sister is at large. We are trying to check if the accused had links outside the state.” The police filed a charge-sheet in the case in December and attached a supplementary charge-sheet in February. On October 4, the Thane crime branch and Thane rural police raided seven call centres in Mira Road. Police said 6,500 US citizens were cheated of more than Rs1,500 crore.
Another call centre racket in Mumbai: Accused used to work at fake Thane call centre earlier - Hindustan Times
2017-11-04Dadar, Thane, Kalyan get new station heads - Mumbai Mirror
DADAR, THANE, KALYAN GET NEW STATION HEADS Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Nov 4, 2017, 07.27 AM IST Will be tasked with maintenance of station amenities, prompt redressal of passenger grievances. Commuters taking long-distance trains can now hope for hassle-free commute with the railways appointing three more station directors on important junctions. While initially, there were two stations directors appointed for CST and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, as per a notification by the Railway Board on A-1category stations issued on November 3, three additional director posts have been added at Dadar, Thane and Kalyan.
Dadar, Thane, Kalyan get new station heads - Mumbai Mirror
2017-11-04Is an Elphinston-like tragedy waiting to happen at Thane station ... - Times of India
Is an Elphinston-like tragedy waiting to happen at Thane station? Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 5, 2017, 04:10 IST Thane: Commuters have been complaining about last minute changes in the arrival timings of suburban trains at dense stations like Kalyan, Dombivli and Thane. This, they claim, often leads to a stampede-like situation on bridges. And if the officials do not take steps to solve this problem then another Elphinstone-like tragedy can take place. After the Elphinstone incident, the railway officials have been working on avoiding any kind of panic rush at station, especially bridges. However, last minute changed in arrival of trains, especially at Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli commuters prefer waiting on bridges as they do not want to keep changing platforms. During peak hours, there is a lot of chaos at the stations. Passengers are seen either scrambling to access the bridges or just waiting on the bridges for the announcements to be made. This causes a lot of inconvenience to others. "The situation is so dangerous at times that it can any day lead into a tragedy," said a railway official. Commuters are a harried lot as during the peak hours train timing and platforms keep changing. "I travel by the 5:36pm Ambernath semi fast train which should arrive at platform 5 at Thane but it is often diverted on the slow track, leading to confusion for passengers who often wait on the bridge. Due to this, there is very little space for others to move," said Saurabh Bhosale, a commuter from Vithalwadi. At Kalyan, where the problem is the more, commuters have complained that they have no idea which platform the train will arrive at till about four minutes before. This often leads to a lot of crowd on the bridge. Some commuters also end up crossing tracks which is also dangerous. At Dombivli and Thane, RPF officials have been spotted most of the times to not allow passengers to wait on the bridge."Passengers are often unsure where the train will arrive and rely on waiting on bridges to ensure that they don't have to do last minute running around. The railways should have a dedicated platform for suburban trains to avoid inconvenience and stampede-like situation," said a railway activist. Meanwhile, railway officials claim that last minute changes are not deliberate and are often done to ensure fast dispersal of trains on a specific track."The problem is major at Kalyan and Thane stations that see halts of outstation trains also which often is responsible for last minute changes of platform arrival for trains. There is a need to keep the trains moving and berth it at whichever nearest platform is vacant. We try our level best to avoid any major diversion," said a railway official. I travel by the 5:36pm Ambernath semi fast train which should arrive at platform 5 at Thane but it is often diverted on the slow track, leading to confusion for passengers who often wait on the bridge. Due to this, there is very little space for others to move.
Is an Elphinston-like tragedy waiting to happen at Thane station ... - Times of India
2017-11-04Young mixologists see cocktail of happiness in blending it like ... - Times of India
Young mixologists see cocktail of happiness in blending it like Shtifanov Freny Fernandes | tnn | Updated: Nov 5, 2017, 04:15 IST Thane: The phrase 'shaken, not stirred' immortalised by the suave 007, appears to have shown the way to a fancy career as a mixologist, where creating signature mojitos, flipping away shaker tins and delicately adding a dash of colour and cherry on a drink is the new cool. Adding a new dimension to the drink and stretching the boundaries of flavour, the role of a professional mixologist is increasingly the most sought after by hotels and restaurants as consuming cocktail of classics to contemporary is said to be on the rise. "There has never been a dull day at work as more and more people want to turn their humble beverage into a gastronomical experience," said molecular mixologist Rajan Nagar, who grooves with ease as he prepares his signature elixir using a mix of liquor, soda, fruit and bitters behind the flashy bar in a lounge pub in Thane city. The Shivai Nagar resident would experiment with flavours in food and beverages. Despite stiff opposition from his working parents, he pursued his passion and enrolled for molecular mixology in the hotel management course. "My father works as a rickshaw driver and mother as a tailor. They were always eager that I complete my graduation in commerce and take up a stable job as an accountant. I conceded to their request initially and enrolled in a commerce college, but I was not comfortable with maths and economics. What actually gave me joy was coming back home from college and cooking up unique dishes for my family and friends," said Nagar. Clearly not willing to compromise on his passion, Nagar, after two futile years of studying commerce, enrolled into a hotel management programme. "Today, I feel like a scientist every time I enter my workplace and watch the thrilled expressions on the customers' faces when they come across liqueur caviars bursting in their mouths. My parents have finally accepted it," he added.Vishak Kotian, one such mixologist at a cafe and bar at Kothari compound, who would have been compelled to join his family business if he did not come across this career, found his calling when he was watching a YouTube video of world renowned bartender Alexander Shtifanov. Speaking about his journey, Kotian said, "I have always been a creative person and cannot stand a monotonous routine. When it came to choosing a career, I wanted something that was not only creative, but also entertaining and different." Experts in this industry are witnessing a rise in the number of those embracing this career. Prashant Jadhav, head of department of the food and beverages department of Muchhala international college of hotel management, said, "Over the past few years there has been a significant growth of a bar and pubbing culture in cities like Mumbai and Thane. While there has been a hike in the number of youngsters and adults visiting these joints, many are now looking for variations in their food and drinks which have more flair and show such as smoky cocktails or bursting caviar liqueurs."
Young mixologists see cocktail of happiness in blending it like ... - Times of India
2017-11-04Is an Elphinston-like tragedy waiting to happen at Thane station ... - Times of India
Is an Elphinston-like tragedy waiting to happen at Thane station? Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 5, 2017, 04:10 IST Thane: Commuters have been complaining about last minute changes in the arrival timings of suburban trains at dense stations like Kalyan, Dombivli and Thane. This, they claim, often leads to a stampede-like situation on bridges. And if the officials do not take steps to solve this problem then another Elphinstone-like tragedy can take place. After the Elphinstone incident, the railway officials have been working on avoiding any kind of panic rush at station, especially bridges. However, last minute changed in arrival of trains, especially at Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli commuters prefer waiting on bridges as they do not want to keep changing platforms. During peak hours, there is a lot of chaos at the stations. Passengers are seen either scrambling to access the bridges or just waiting on the bridges for the announcements to be made. This causes a lot of inconvenience to others. "The situation is so dangerous at times that it can any day lead into a tragedy," said a railway official. Commuters are a harried lot as during the peak hours train timing and platforms keep changing. "I travel by the 5:36pm Ambernath semi fast train which should arrive at platform 5 at Thane but it is often diverted on the slow track, leading to confusion for passengers who often wait on the bridge. Due to this, there is very little space for others to move," said Saurabh Bhosale, a commuter from Vithalwadi. At Kalyan, where the problem is the more, commuters have complained that they have no idea which platform the train will arrive at till about four minutes before. This often leads to a lot of crowd on the bridge. Some commuters also end up crossing tracks which is also dangerous. At Dombivli and Thane, RPF officials have been spotted most of the times to not allow passengers to wait on the bridge."Passengers are often unsure where the train will arrive and rely on waiting on bridges to ensure that they don't have to do last minute running around. The railways should have a dedicated platform for suburban trains to avoid inconvenience and stampede-like situation," said a railway activist. Meanwhile, railway officials claim that last minute changes are not deliberate and are often done to ensure fast dispersal of trains on a specific track."The problem is major at Kalyan and Thane stations that see halts of outstation trains also which often is responsible for last minute changes of platform arrival for trains. There is a need to keep the trains moving and berth it at whichever nearest platform is vacant. We try our level best to avoid any major diversion," said a railway official. I travel by the 5:36pm Ambernath semi fast train which should arrive at platform 5 at Thane but it is often diverted on the slow track, leading to confusion for passengers who often wait on the bridge. Due to this, there is very little space for others to move.
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2017-11-03Thane: TV actress, detective arrested for blackmailing Maharashtra IAS officer - India Today
Thane: TV actress, detective arrested for trying to extort Rs 10 crore from IAS officer IAS officer Radheshyam Mopalwar was being blackmailed by a private detective Satish Mangle and his wife who is a Marathi film and TV actress Shraddha Mangle. Posted by Sanjay Nirala The Thane Police's Anti-Extortion Cell has arrested a couple for allegedly blackmailing and demanding extortion of Rs 10 crore from a senior bureaucrat in Maharashtra. The complainant IAS officer Radheshyam Mopalwar, who was earlier holding charge as managing director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), was being blackmailed by a private detective Satish Mangle and his wife who is a Marathi film and TV actress Shraddha Mangle. The couple told Mopalwar that they had many videos and audio clips of him where he could be seen or heard conversing about his involvement in some corrupt deals while he held the office at MSRDC. Satish even threatened Mopalwar that if he failed to adhere to his demands, he would make the clips public and distribute it to news channels.Satish had two meetings earlier with Mopalwar for the extortion demand he had made and those were at Kahregaon in Kalva and at his residence at Palava city in Dombivali. The third meeting was at JW Marriott Hotel in Juhu, Mumbai where the extortion money was finally reduced to Rs 7 crore by Satish. This meeting was recorded by Mopalwar. "We had laid a trap at Satish's residence in Palava city in Dombivali where trap money of Rs 1 crore in dummy notes were sent as first installment. Satish and his wife Shraddha were caught red-handed accepting the money. Satish initially came in touch with Mopalwar when he sought his services while his divorce proceedings with his wife were going on." said Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. Singh further added, "Satish would record all meetings and then tampered with one such clip and threatened Mopalwar and demanded extortion of Rs 10 crore from him. Two more people's involvement in the case has come to light." Satish had earlier made allegations against Mopalwar, who is presently on leave and facing inquiry by a state appointed committee regarding corruption allegations. Shraddha, an actress and socialite, would help Satish in the blackmailing business he carried out and extorted money. It is suspected that several such victims, who are bureaucrats and politicians, would have fallen prey to Satish and Shraddha. Satish led a lavish life and owned a fleet of super cars which consist of Mercedes, BMW, Toyota Fortuner and several others. The couple is suspected to own several properties in Mumbai and Thane too. During the launch of one of their salons in Borivali some film personalities and TV actors were present. Thane Police might seek help of some central agencies also as it is suspected that the couple would channel out their Ill gotten money through hawala and other illegal channels. The team that arrested Satish and Shraddha was led by encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma and Police Inspector Rajkumar Kothmire from the Anti-Extortion Cell -- the same officers who have been investigating the three extortion cases registered Dawood Ibrahim, his brother Iqbal, Anees and Chhota Shakeel registered in Thane.
Thane: TV actress, detective arrested for blackmailing Maharashtra IAS officer - India Today
2017-11-03After 40 years, Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard still exudes a contagious level of enthusiasm and fun - WCPO
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2017-11-03Caught on Cam: Mob beats mentally unstable man to death in Thane - Times Now
Caught on Cam: Mob beats mentally unstable man to death in Thane Nov 02, 2017, 6:05 PM IST | Source : MIRROR NOW A mentally unstable man was mercilessly beaten to death on October 26 by a group of people in Thane’s Dombivli area. A video capturing the incident has gone viral. It shows a group of people tying the man to a tree upside down and beating him to death. It also shows two police constables witnessing the incident as mute spectators. The victim is yet to be identified.
Caught on Cam: Mob beats mentally unstable man to death in Thane - Times Now
2017-11-03TMC: TMC to register hawkers using state mobile app | Thane News ... - Times of India
TMC to register hawkers using state mobile app Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 4, 2017, 01:52 IST Thane: The civic body plans to carry out a survey and registration drive of hawkers across the city using a mobile application provided by the state government soon. A training session for civic officials was recently conducted in Mumbai, following which the TMC plans to initiate the survey that is a precursor to the implementation of the National Hawkers' Policy. The administration will deploy a team to conduct the survey, following the revised guidelines given by the state government. According to this, it is mandatory for hawkers to have an Aadhar card along with biometric registry. The administration officials will update details of the hawker and his spot of operation along with his photograph. The details will have to be uploaded on a specially designated mobile application that will be provided to the surveyors. It may be recalled that the Supreme Court in 2014 had directed the Centre to formulate a National Hawkers' Policy according to which all states had to formulate the policy as per the guidelines set. The TMC had commenced on a survey of city-based hawkers in the same year. Nearly 7,000 hawkers were surveyed and their biometrics were done for which the administration spent nearly Rs 8 lakh. However, the state revised the norms for implementing the survey in January this year, making it mandatory for registrations to be carried out. A subsequent revision was done in August wherein it was made mandatory to produce an Aadhar card to ensure there is no duplication and insisted the registration be done on a mobile app.According to civic officials, they haven't flagged off the survey because they did not receive any communication about the application till recently. However, the deadlock was solved after the civic staff was called for training by the urban development department to handle the survey recently and the corporation said it is likely to flag off the drive soon. "We will form a team and start the hawker's registration soon. The team will approach the hawkers and upload details on the new mobile application. They will also note down their Aadhar number. The survey details will then be uploaded on to the state's server," said Ashok Burpulle, chief of unauthorized construction removal and anti-encroachment department. The administration said it is confident of making several prime areas of Thane hawker free after implementing the policy. Meanwhile, hawker associations from the city said it was necessary to keep the hawkers in the loop before embarking on a fresh survey. "The survey and implementation is a good move as it will solve the issue o f illegal hawkers. Genuine hawkers who are doing business for years here are ready to cooperate but we are kept in the dark most of the time about implementation of the policy," lamented Shaukat Mulani, a member of a hawker association from the city. We will form a team and start the hawker's registration soon. The team will approach the hawkers and upload details on the new mobile application. They will also note down their Aadhar number. The survey details will then be uploaded on to the state's server
2017-11-02Old notes worth over Rs. 3 cr. seized, 5 arrested in Thane - The Hindu
Old notes worth over Rs. 3 cr. seized, 5 arrested in Thane MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 02, 2017 00:00 IST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 02, 2017 04:10 IST Income Tax department informed about seizures; interrogation of accused on Demonetised currency notes worth over Rs. 3 crore have been seized in Thane and five people have been arrested in the last 48 hours. The first seizure was made by the unit I of Thane Crime Branch at Hariniwas Circle on Monday afternoon. “We had learned about a suspect who was trying to get rid of a large number of old notes. We established contact with him by posing as racketeers willing to exchange the notes. A deal was finalised, and we called him to Hariniwas Circle,” said an officer with the unit I. The suspect, identified as Umesh Shirsekar (28), reached the spot in a Ford car, and was intercepted by a team. “We searched Mr. Shirsekar’s car and found a bag in the trunk, which contained old notes. The notes were counted and were found to be worth Rs. 1.38 crore. Mr. Shirsekar was arrested.” the officer said. The police are interrogating him to find out whether he was trying to dispose of his own notes or was doing it on someone else’s behalf. On Tuesday, the central unit of Thane Crime Branch received a tip-off about a group trying to dispose of old notes in Dombivli. Accordingly, a team laid a trap near Palava City township and intercepted a Skoda car in the evening. “There were four men in the car, and a search revealed that it contained Rs. 1.98 crore in demonetised notes. The four were arrested, and the money taken into custody,” said a Crime Branch officer. The accused have been identified as Ajit Surve (57), Ravindra Chaudhari (34), Padamsingh Bisht (27), and Prakash Patil (34). The Thane Police have informed the Income Tax department about the seizures.
Old notes worth over Rs. 3 cr. seized, 5 arrested in Thane - The Hindu
2017-11-02Mentally unstable man beaten to death in Thane - Times of India
Mentally unstable man beaten to death in Thane1351 views Nov 02, 2017, 13:00 ISTMentally unstable man beaten to death in ThaneNov 02, 2017, 13:00 ISTA mentally unstable man was tied to a tree upside down and beaten to death by a group of people in Thane. The video that has gone viral shows the mob tying up the man with a rope and beating him mercilessly. The man got into an argument with a shop owner, after which he was assaulted by the locals. Two constables were rushed to the spot after a call was made to the Thane control room. However, the cops made little effort to save the man from the mob. Facebook Twitter MORE Google + Linkedin EmbedRELATED KEYWORDS : citypolicementally unstable manRelated Videos Trending Videos Mumbai hawkers’ issue: Massive clash between MNS, Congress23471 Nov 2017, 1638 hrs IST00:47Massive fire at Reliable Tech Park in Navi Mumbai's area1471 Nov 2017, 1522 hrs IST01:03Mumbai: One month to Elphinstone stampede tragedy, no lessons learnt10030 Oct 2017, 2338 hrs IST03:24BMC removes fire engine stationed inside Priyadarshini Park9231 Oct 2017, 2321 hrs IST01:33Mumbai: People protest with buckets outside BMC office against toilet demolition7031 Oct 2017, 1506 hrs IST01:54Garib Nagar slum dwellers take shelters on streets after demolition drive6531 Oct 2017, 2318 hrs IST01:15Foot-over-bridge at Elphinstone station: Defence ministry offers assistance5431 Oct 2017, 1341 hrs IST02:19Maha govt gets environmental clearance to build Shivaji memorial, to be world’s tallest statue391 Nov 2017, 1533 hrs IST04:10Navi Mumbai police pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel3431 Oct 2017, 2016 hrs IST01:15Remove fire engine stationed inside Priyadarshini Park: Bombay HC to BMC3430 Oct 2017, 2334 hrs IST01:19 more from times of india CitiesMumbai BlastsMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsKolkata WeatherSort by :RelevanceLATEST results for No results found. Please refine your search criteria.Prev1NextTop VideosOther Times Group news sitesThe Economic Times Mumbai Mirror IGN India Hindi Economic TimesTimes Now I am GujaratPune Mirror Tamil SamayamBangalore Mirror Maharashtra TimesTelugu SamayamAhmedabad Mirror Go Green Miss Kyra ItsMyAscent Lifehacker India Navbharat TimesEducation Times Gizmodo India FILMIPOP Hindi Brand Capital Eisamay Indiatimes Gujarati Economic TimesVijaya KarnatakaMalayalam SamayamTimes FoodLiving and entertainmentiDiva MensXP.com Femina Entertainment Grazia Zoom Travel Destinations Filmipop Luxpresso Smartapp Bombay Times Cricbuzz.com Filmfare Online Songs top trendsIndia ChinaMukul RoyPM ModiChennai RainsAadhaar LinkingGang Rape in BhopalRahul GandhiChennai WeatherProvident FundTejashwi YadavCricket NewsRanji TrophyChennai RainsSunny Leone VideoAadhar Mobile LinkservicesAds 2 BookBank Exam AppiTimes Entertainment AppET Money Finance AppCoupon DuniyaDineoutMobile RechargeMagic BricksTechgigTimes JobsBollywood NewsTimes MobileZigwheelsRemit 2 IndiaTC NextBikes in IndiaUsed CarsAstro SpeakSimply MarryGadgets NowitimesPopular CategoriesHeadlinesSports NewsBusiness NewsIndia NewsWorld NewsBollywood NewsHealth & Fitness TipsIndian TV ShowsCelebrity Photoshot on the webOvulation CalculatorPregnancy CalculatorBMI CalculatorBigg Boss 11How to Get PregnantBlue WhalexXx: Xander CageWeight Loss TipsDark CirclesTrending topicsIttefaq ReviewShah Rukh KhanBigg Boss 11Sunny Leone SongsGolmaal Again box officeSecret SuperstarPadmavatiSunny Leone PhotosIttefaqSRK BirthdayxXx: Return of XanderBollywood bikini babesFollow us onfacebooktwittergoogle+rss feedyoutubedownload toi appandroidiphoneBlackBerryipadwindows phoneAbout us Create Your Own Ad Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy Privacy policy Advertise with us RSS Newsletter Feedback ePaper Sitemap Archives Copyright © 2017 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
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2017-11-02Special mega block between Mulund and Thane stations - Times of India
Special mega block between Mulund and Thane stations Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 05:58 IST THANE: The Central Railway will operate a five hours traffic and power block on the Up slow line between Mulund and Thane stations on the intervening nights of November 3- 4 and 4-5 for undertaking repairs on the Kopari bridge on the Eastern Express Highway. A 100m stretch of the highway runs over the railway tracks between the two stations. The blocks will be held between 11.30 pm and 4.30 am leading to diversion and partial cancellation of suburban services. Up slow locals leaving Thane at 11.43 pm to 4.29 am on these days will run on the Up fast line between Thane and Vikhroli and will not be available at Nahur and Kanjurmarg stations. Down slow locals leaving Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on these days at 10.38 pm and 11.04 pm to Thane will be short terminated and operate till Kurla only. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused.
2017-11-02Six arrested for killing man over dispute in Thane - The Indian Express
Six arrested for killing man over dispute in Thane The accused included two civil engineers, an architect and three history-sheeters, police said. A case under relevant sections for murder was registered against them, the police official added. By: PTI | Thane | Published:November 2, 2017 11:24 am The police has arrested six persons in connection with the killing of a 28-year-old man at a locality in the district’s Ambernath township. The six accused allegedly attacked the victim with iron rods and other sharp weapons on Sunday over some old dispute, senior inspector Jairaj Ranavare, of the Thane police’s Wagle crime unit, said on Thursday. The victim, who sustained multiple wounds, was admitted to a hospital where he died last evening, he said. Meanwhile, acting on a tip-off, the police team raided an apartment in Ambernath where the six accused were hiding and nabbed them on Wednesday, the official said. The accused included two civil engineers, an architect and three history-sheeters, police said. A case under relevant sections for murder was registered against them, the police official added.
2017-11-02NGT stays clearance of proposals in CRZ areas in Thane, Palghar in Maharashtra - Times of India
NGT stays clearance of proposals in CRZ areas in Thane, Palghar in Maharashtra Clara Lewis | TNN | Nov 2, 2017, 18:24 IST MUMBAI: The National Green Tribunal, Pune bench, on Thursday ordered a stay on approving construction plans in Coastal Regulation Zones in Thane and Palghar till the state publishes the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan for the two districts. The order was issued in a plea filed by NGO Vanashakti asking for the draft plans to be published. Advocate Zaman Ali who appeared for Vanashakti before the NGT said in June this year that the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority had assured the Bombay high court that it would publish the draft CZMPs for Sindhdurga, Thane and Palghar by September. While the CZMP for Sindhdurga has been published, it is not the case for Thane and Palghar. "The NGT has now directed the MCZMA to not clear any proposals in the CRZ area in Thane and Palghar till the draft plan is published," he said. The draft proposals for Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri have already been published.
2017-11-01Man arrested with Rs 1.4 crore in demonetised notes in Thane - Times of India
Man arrested with Rs 1.4 crore in demonetised notes in Thane Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 07:33 IST THANE: The crime branch on Monday seized Rs 1.4 crore in demonetised currency and arrested one person in Thane. A senior police officer said the crackdown was made following a tip-off about an SUV coming to Wagle Estate area with a huge stash of demonetised notes. A crime branch team intercepted the vehicle near Hari Nivas Circle. Four persons were seated in the vehicle, but three managed to flee. Umesh Shirsekar, 28, a resident of Anand Nagar area of Vitawa was arrested. On carrying out a search of the car, police found Rs 90 lakh in Rs 500 demonetised currency and Rs 50 lakh in demonetised Rs 1,000 notes. "A probe is underway to nab the other accused as well the one who was going to exchange the notes," said a police officer. The officer refused to divulge further details in the case.
2017-11-01NCP takes out protest against BJP govt in state - Times of India
NCP takes out protest against BJP govt in state Manoj Badgeri | tnn | Nov 1, 2017, 22:27 IST Thane: The NCP took out a protest on Tuesday and shouted slogans against the Devendra Fadnavis led BJP government in the state. NCP city president Anand Paranjape linked the BJP rule to the tenure of the East India Company.''Inflation has reached an all time high. Everyone right from the business class to the lower middle class people are hassled by the rising taxations. Just as our forefathers had driven away the British from our country, the new generation will also be forced to bring the BJP out of power soon,'' said Paranjape. He, along with hundreds of party workers, protested near Thane station and they shouted slogans against the BJP government. The protestors lamented about how edible oil got dearer but liqour was cheap in the state and how the poor had to be content with only mann ki baat instead of daily supply of ration. The government has failed miserably in declaring the results of the students from the Mumbai university on time and has also failed to curb crime rate. The NCP leaders, including TMC leader of Opposition Milind Patil, corporators Shanu Pathan among others, announced that they have launched a nationwide stir against the BJP government in Thane and will continue their agitation till the government works for the benefit of the common man.
2017-11-01Catholics to observe All Saints' Day today - Times of India
Catholics to observe All Saints’ Day today Freny Fernandes | tnn | Nov 1, 2017, 22:26 IST Thane: The Christian community will observe All Saints Day and All Souls Day on November 1 and 2, respectively. On All Saints Day, Catholics go to church and pray for good health, success, etc. ''While there are some saints who we remember on certain days, there are many others who do not have a particular date to be commemorated. So, we observe All Saints Day during which we remember all saints. The saints comprise of all those who were martyrs as well as those who lead a simple life to work for the society. We sometimes travel to other churches too to attend mass,'' said Anthony DeSouza, a Louiswadi resident. Many families travel to churches named after saints. ''While I belong to St. John's Church, my family has always considered St. Francis Xavier as our family patron saint, which is why we go to St. Xavier's church in Mumbai for mass in the morning. As it is a working day I will be going to office after mass. Some prepare good food on this day," said Royston Pereira (29), a Charai resident. On Thursday, the community will observe All Souls Day during which they remember all their near and dear ones who are no more. Some prepare good food on this day as well as they believe that their ancestors will visit them. "While All Soul's Day is technically the day of remembering the dead in our families, we celebrate it because we believe that it is a day when they come and visit us. We prepare all their favourites food. At my place we prepare my grandparents favourite dishes like pulao, chicken cafreal, pork vindaloo and sorpotel," said Jacinta Fernandes, a Hiranandani Estate resident.
2017-11-01Bhiwandi man held with 713 cough syrup bottles - Times of India
Bhiwandi man held with 713 cough syrup bottles Nishikant Karlikar | tnn | Nov 1, 2017, 22:24 IST Thane: The Thane anti-narcotics cell has arrested a Bhiwandi-based man in possession of 713 cough syrup bottles. Wasim Noor Jaam Khan, the arrested accused works as a driver. Based on a tip-off that Khan is carrying the consignment in an auto rickshaw, he was intercepted at Kharegaon toll naka at round 5pm on Monday, jointly with the Food and Drug Administration department's drug inspector Shubhangi Bhujbal. The police found strong cough syrup bottles stashed in the bags, which were to be illegally sold to drug addicts, said Sanjay Godse, senior police inspector of the cell. The police said that they have found a receipt of the Mumbai-based pharmacist and the total cost of the bottles is well above Rs 85,000 and sold for profits well above the MRP. Godse added that they are verifying other links who was it being sold to. "It is suspected that they have a huge client base and the knowledge of pharmacy and selling medicines helped them in procuring the drugs," said Amol Walzade, assistant inspector of the cell. The accused was produced in Thane court and remanded to police custody till November 4 for further investigation, added the police. An offence has been registered at Kalwa police station under relevant sections of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
2017-11-01Old notes worth over ?3 cr. seized, 5 arrested in Thane - The Hindu - The Hindu
Old notes worth over ?3 cr. seized, 5 arrested in Thane NOVEMBER 02, 2017 01:00 IST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 02, 2017 01:00 IST Income Tax department informed about seizures; interrogation of accused on Mumbai: Demonetised currency notes worth over ?3 crore have been seized in Thane and five people have been arrested in the last 48 hours. The first seizure was made by the unit I of Thane Crime Branch at Hariniwas Circle on Monday afternoon. “We had learned about a suspect who was trying to get rid of a large number of old notes. We established contact with him by posing as racketeers willing to exchange the notes. A deal was finalised, and we called him to Hariniwas Circle,” said an officer with the unit I. The suspect, identified as Umesh Shirsekar (28), reached the spot in a Ford car, and was intercepted by a team. “We searched Mr. Shirsekar’s car and found a bag in the trunk, which contained old notes. The notes were counted and were found to be worth ?1.38 crore. Mr. Shirsekar was arrested.” the officer said. The police are interrogating him to find out whether he was trying to dispose of his own notes or was doing it on someone else’s behalf. On Tuesday, the central unit of Thane Crime Branch received a tip-off about a group trying to dispose of old notes in Dombivli. Accordingly, a team laid a trap near Palava City township and intercepted a Skoda car in the evening. “There were four men in the car, and a search revealed that it contained ?1.98 crore in demonetised notes. The four were arrested, and the money taken into custody,” said a Crime Branch officer. The accused have been identified as Ajit Surve (57), Ravindra Chaudhari (34), Padamsingh Bisht (27), and Prakash Patil (34). The Thane Police have informed the Income Tax department about the seizures.
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