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|2018-08-14||Interesting real estate trends that Thane, Panvel are witnessing in Mumbai - Business Today|
Interesting real estate trends that Thane, Panvel are witnessing in MumbaiThe RERA Act brought in transparency and accountability to real estate sector and boosted home buyers' confidence not just in Mumbai and the MMR, but across the country.Niranjan Hiranandani Last Updated: August 14, 2018 | 20:27 IST Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-founder & MD of Hiranandani GroupThe current real estate scenario in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is making a paradigm shift in the similar manner as we witnessed after a Tsunami of reforms were launched in quick succession from the implementation of The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA), the Goods and Services Tax (GST), to Insolvency Bankruptcy Code, among others. The RERA Act brought in transparency and accountability to real estate sector and boosted home buyers' confidence not just in Mumbai and the MMR, but across the country. So far as Mumbai and the MMR are concerned, these regulatory changes brought in consumer protection and fairness in the way property is bought and sold.In sync with these transformations, the emerging focal points of the future real estate market is also evolving and changing, so suburb locations like Powai, Andheri are becoming "premium pin code destinations". Thane is the 'happening' real estate hot-spot in the present-day scenario while Navi Mumbai's peripheral areas, including NAINA and Panvel are already making their mark as center-points of the future. It is a story being scripted with a slew of mega infrastructure projects like Mumbai Trans-harbour link, the Navi Mumbai International Airport, Metros and CSMT-Panvel fast lane railway linkages, which along with expressways, freeways and waterways will enhance the connectivity, and make the daily commute a breeze. The new RORO all-weather craft connectivity will effectively extend South Mumbai across the harbour to Alibaug, creating a new business and socio-cultural hub in South Mumbai.Among the categories of real estate, Affordable Housing is the new buzz. Even in a luxury real estate destination like Powai, demand for boutique luxury homes that are unique, elegant and compact in size is fast moving, while in Thane's plush market, Studio Apartments and 1 BHK apartments are among the fastest moving in below Rs 1 crore segment.The new economic growth driver in the form of retail and commercial realty in Thane has resulted in the city gaining in terms of attractiveness to investors, given the relocation of Mumbai's BFSI and IT sector as also corporate entities to the city. As an evolving Global City within the MMR, Thane has experienced a comprehensive makeover, backed by a series of infrastructure development and economic growth opportunities. A clear winner when it comes to being the choice of aspiring home buyers, Thane rightly tops the league in terms of residential, commercial and retail spaces, offering the right mix of socio-civic infrastructure and plush amenities, which are reflected in its standard of living and the enriched quality of life.Among the leading Emerging Business Districts (EBDs) in the MMR, which are making their presence felt, Panvel is ideally located at the Mumbai - Pune IT corridor. Fast emerging as the favorable 'future perfect' office location for many Indian industry leader companies including MNCs, BFSI, IT and ITeS companies, Panvel also offers residential options which are ideal homes for those having an aspiration-based lifestyle.From just being a sleepy town situated at the tri-junction of roads that connect Mumbai Goa and Pune, Panvel has fast morphed into a 'central location' in the MMR, and with planned infrastructure, all is set to enhance transport linkages. It is well on its way to becoming the real estate hot-spot of Mumbai's peripheral areas. From capital value appreciation to rental income, also a combination of both, the residential segment in Panvel offers some lucrative investment opportunities. Township projects from reputed real estate developers offer a wide array of options and the investor will most likely have a tough time selecting which project to opt for. That said, Mumbai's vibrant real estate will continue to grow and evolve across newer locations, that too with the same level of safety and confidence that property buyers are expecting in the new regulatory era.The writer is Co-founder & MD of Hiranandani GroupTweetYoutubeMailPrint COMMENT
|2018-08-14||Thane Man Gets 7-Year Jail For Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl - NDTV|
Thane Man Gets 7-Year Jail For Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl A fine of Rs. 12,000 has been imposed on the accused who molested the girl in 2014. All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: August 14, 2018 13:02 IST ShareEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSAccused Sameer Javed Naik molested the victim and beat up her mother in June 2014. (Representational)Thane: A Thane court has sentenced a 27-year-old man to seven years' rigorous imprisonment for molesting a minor girl in Thane district in Maharashtra.District Judge P P Jadhav pronounced the accused, Sameer Javed Naik, guilty under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and also imposed a fine of Rs. 12,000 on him.The victim, then aged 16 years, lived with her parents at Lokmanya Nagar in Thane, the prosecution told the court. Her family and their neighbour used to have frequent quarrels over petty issues.The neighbour once called the accused, who molested the victim and beat up her mother on June 16, 2014. The accused dragged the victim out of her house, but some neighbours rescued her, the prosecution said.Based on a complaint filed by the victim, the accused was arrested the same day.The judge said the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused had a scuffle with the victim and her mother. Advertisement Though the medical officer was not examined, the victim deposed in the court saying she received chest injuries when she tried to prevent the accused from assaulting her, he observed."In the case of voluntarily causing hurt, even the slightest criminal force causing some pain to the victim is enough (proof)," he said.The judge noted that around seven criminal cases were already registered against the accused in the Vartak Nagar Police Station prior to this incident."It shows the criminal background of the accused," he observed in an order passed last week.Considering the conduct of the accused and the nature of assault, the judge pronounced the accused guilty under IPC sections 354 (molestation), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and provisions of the POCSO Act.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletterBihar Government Official Shot Dead At Home In Suspected Robbery AttemptSupreme Court To Hear Plea Against Green Court's Order On Sterlite PlantTrendingXiaomi Mi 8 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage Variant Now OfficialHarbhajan Singh Comes Down Hard On Ravi Shastri, Says Coach Must Speak UpInside Sara's Birthday Party With Mom Amrita, Brother Ibrahim And FriendsRelated3 Women Rescued, Four Arrested After Police Bust Sex Racket In ThaneWife, Mother Get Rs 54.14 Lakh For Thane Man Killed In Road AccidentSick Baby Would Cry Constantly. Fed Up Mother Allegedly Killed HimThanemolest minor GirlPOCSO act................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksIndependence DayNews in BanglaTamil NewsTrain StatusPNR StatusPrice ComparisonAmazon OffersFlipkart OffersZomato Offers................................ Advertisement ................................XKerala Cancels Onam Celebrations After Worst Floods In Nearly A Century"Don't Let Contentious Issues Distract Us", President Kovind Tells NationIndian Pilgrim Beheaded By Rear Blade Of Helicopter In NepalOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Puts State On Flood AlertRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterGoogle +LinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2018. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
|2018-08-14||Traffic manoj - Times of India|
+English???????????????? ?????????????????????????????|Epaper|GadgetsNowHI, Edit ProfileMy TimesLOGOUTSign InCityWorldBusinessSportsEntertainmentTVLife & StylePhotosEducationElectionsCityMumbaiDelhiBangaloreHyderabadKolkataChennaiAgartalaAgraAjmerAmaravatiAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAurangabadBareillyBhopalBhubaneswarChandigarhCoimbatoreCuttackDehradunErodeFaridabadGhaziabadGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHUBBALLIImphalIndoreItanagarJaipurJammuJamshedpurJodhpurKanpurKochiKohimaKolhapurKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMeerutMysoreNagpurNashikNavi MumbaiNoidaPatnaPuducherryPuneRaipurRajkotRanchiSrinagarSalemShillongShimlaSuratThaneTrichyThiruvananthapuramUdaipurVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnamWeatherHindi NewsMarathi News + News / City News / Thane News / Traffic manoj Traffic manojManoj Badgeri | tnn | Aug 14, 2018, 22:50 ISTThane: Transport experts have called for a more robust public transport mechanism to discourage motorists from using their private vehicles and clogging city roads owing to the worsening traffic conditions with each passing day. Statistics from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) revealed that the city has seen a massive increase of vehicles from 1.12 lakh to 1.18 lakh or roughly 20 new vehicles being added to the streets since 2016 while the length of roads remain the same at 356km during the same period. The ongoing civic works are adding to the trouble, lamented traffic police and activists. “There was mind numbing traffic on Monday. It took me four hours to and from Thane. Forget about transforming Mumbai into Shanghai, just give us a habitable city where one does not spend half their life commuting,” said commuter Vinita Bhatia. Another commuter tweeted about the bumper-to -bumper traffic from Majiwada flyover to Anand Nagar check naka. Sadly, the public transport system in Thane is not strong enough with commuters complaining of poor frequency and ill-maintained buses forcing residents to switch over to private mode of transport. A review by the state transport department published in the state economic survey revealed that the city transport system has reported a drop in passenger numbers in the last two years.While the average daily carrying capacity of TMT buses was 1.59 lakhs in 2016, it dropped to 1.29 lakh in 2017. The numbers seem critical as the number of vehicles plying on roads had increased from 192 to 195 in the same year but the same showed inverse results in passenger graph. The graph also shows a downward slide for several major cities including Pune and Mumbai where the patronization for public transport is waning, reveals the report. “One needs to look at the overall dispersal of commuters right from the place of residence to work and plan adequate mode of transport that would not only be punctual but also comfortable,” said transport and town planning expert.Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Apartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeUltra-Luxury Apartments in Yelahanka starting @ ? 75 LakhsMittal ElanzaWhy loan against insurance policy is a good optionTomorrowmakersMore from The Times of India Akshay Kumar turns traffic cop for road safety campaignSara Khan’s sister shares their bathroom video yet again!60 Vayadu Maaniram - Official Trailer From the WebMore From The Times of India Singapore Cruises starting 26,000 INR. Kids Cruise Free!TIRUNLend to professionals from small cities & make upto 25% paFaircentPAGAZO Floral Print Mysore Art Silk Saree(Beige)- Rs. 419FLIPKARTAre you eligible for a better credit card? Find out now.bankbazaar.comRadhika Apte's story from Passion To PaycheckLiveInStyleThis Rajasthan station is the cleanest across IndiaWhat India shares with the world on her Independence DayPune: Major cave-in on DP Road, traffic divertedPushkara Mallikarjunaiah on the Bangalore Times DebatesSunny Leone spotted in a hotel in Mumbai more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-14||City aces 'Transportation' in Ease of Living Index, evokes mixed response - Times of India|
+English???????????????? ?????????????????????????????|Epaper|GadgetsNowHI, Edit ProfileMy TimesLOGOUTSign InCityWorldBusinessSportsEntertainmentTVLife & StylePhotosEducationElectionsCityMumbaiDelhiBangaloreHyderabadKolkataChennaiAgartalaAgraAjmerAmaravatiAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAurangabadBareillyBhopalBhubaneswarChandigarhCoimbatoreCuttackDehradunErodeFaridabadGhaziabadGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHUBBALLIImphalIndoreItanagarJaipurJammuJamshedpurJodhpurKanpurKochiKohimaKolhapurKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMeerutMysoreNagpurNashikNavi MumbaiNoidaPatnaPuducherryPuneRaipurRajkotRanchiSrinagarSalemShillongShimlaSuratThaneTrichyThiruvananthapuramUdaipurVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnamWeatherHindi NewsMarathi News + News / City News / Thane News / City aces City aces ‘Transportation’ in Ease of Living Index, evokes mixed responsetnn | Aug 14, 2018, 22:49 ISTThane: The announcement of Thane ranking sixth in the all-India Ease of Living Index released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday has brought in considerable cheer among activists and residents of the city. The lake city has scored an ace in the category of transportation, which includes availability of wide roads, uninterrupted electricity among others where the foray of offbeat generation initiatives were considered. The corporation has scored third on the segment of providing basic infrastructure to residents while the water supply system here has also drawn laurels and secured the administration get the fourth position, informed the Thane municipal corporation through a press statement. The Ease of Living Index is an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to help cities assess their livability compared to global and national benchmarks and encourage urban settlements to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management. The participating cities were ranked on four major factors – institutions and governance, social infrastructure (education/health), economic factors and physical infrastructure. Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said it was an achievement for the city to have scored high on the national front and said attempts will be made in the future to score higher and bring the city on the international map. “We have managed to bring the city into the limelight on the national front, we will be working harder in the future to ensure a better living experience to our residents. We are happy and thankful to the support put in by our residents and municipal officials,” he said. Activists cheered that it was a moment of joy for the city as it managed to secure its place along with cities like Pune, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai to be one of the most livable places in the country. However, a section of activists have questioned the rationale behind the ranking considering the condition of public transportation and water distribution network in the city wasn’t yet up to the mark. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Apartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeUltra-Luxury Apartments in Yelahanka starting @ ? 75 LakhsMittal ElanzaWhy loan against insurance policy is a good optionTomorrowmakersMore from The Times of India Akshay Kumar turns traffic cop for road safety campaignSara Khan’s sister shares their bathroom video yet again!Sunny Leone spotted in a hotel in Mumbai From the WebMore From The Times of India Lend to professionals from small cities & make upto 25% paFaircentAre you eligible for a better credit card? Find out now.bankbazaar.comRadhika Apte's story from Passion To PaycheckLiveInStyleAmazon Business-GST Invoice & Bulk DiscountsAmazon SMEWorkout with Co-Fit Roller to get that chiseled bodyAcme FitnessAlia Bhatt reacts to wedding rumours with Ranbir KapoorShocking picture of Kapil SharmaIreland Baldwin sweeps the internetAyogya - Official TeaserHappy birthday Jennifer Kotwal! more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-14||adolescent OPD' - Times of India|
+English???????????????? ?????????????????????????????|Epaper|GadgetsNowHI, Edit ProfileMy TimesLOGOUTSign InCityWorldBusinessSportsEntertainmentTVLife & StylePhotosEducationElectionsCityMumbaiDelhiBangaloreHyderabadKolkataChennaiAgartalaAgraAjmerAmaravatiAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAurangabadBareillyBhopalBhubaneswarChandigarhCoimbatoreCuttackDehradunErodeFaridabadGhaziabadGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHUBBALLIImphalIndoreItanagarJaipurJammuJamshedpurJodhpurKanpurKochiKohimaKolhapurKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMeerutMysoreNagpurNashikNavi MumbaiNoidaPatnaPuducherryPuneRaipurRajkotRanchiSrinagarSalemShillongShimlaSuratThaneTrichyThiruvananthapuramUdaipurVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnamWeatherHindi NewsMarathi News + News / City News / Thane News / adolescent OPD' adolescent OPD'Shrutika Sukhi | tnn | Aug 14, 2018, 22:50 ISTThane: The one-of-its-kind ‘adolescent OPD’ recently started at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj hospital, Kalwa is a boon for teens and young adults struggling to deal with stress, anxiety and a host of other emotional issues. The OPD is a dedicated team of medical experts from various departments like from paediatric, gynaecology, psychology and medicine. Aimed at the overall well-being of the youths, the friendly initiative offers them the support and the strength to deal with mental health issues and guide them into making right choices in life. Flagged off in February the TMC-run hospital here, the medical help as well as counselling sessions are free-of-cost and the patient is expected to pay a minimal charge of Rs 10 at the time of registration, which is waived off if the patient is from a weak financial background. “It has been seen that the number of youth suffering from depression is increasing. The youth is stressed out when it comes to studies or taking personal decisions. So we decided to open this centre to help these adolescents combat these issues. Every Thursday doctors from various departments come together and talk to the youths regarding their personal problems with their families, regarding their love affairs, anything bothering them at school etc.,” said Dr Sandhya Khadse, dean at Kalwa hospital. The centre has not done any publicity yet and so far it’s been running successfully just by word of mouth. Over 100 boys and girls who have visited the centre stepped out with a clear mind after talking to the experts. The centre is open on every Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. The centre is run by a team of eight people from paediatric, gynaecology, psychology and medicines department who help the children and youth in the age group of nine to 21 years with various problems related to education, stress, parental issues etc. “Most of the youth or teenager who have come to us have discussed about their feeling of being restricted. They don’t like when their parents become over protective about them, due to which they become a rebel as they try to make their way of it. At such times we talk both to the parents and the children separately and explain them each other’s situation, we ask the patients also to give their children little space. Girls mainly come to learn about menstrual problems. Few even discuss about their love affairs and even queries regarding sexual intercourse. We even guide them as to how they could manage their stress instead of getting into drinking or drugs. According to the problem or topic of discussion the adolescent talks to that particular doctor which is why we have a team of doctors from various departments,” said Dr Jayesh Panot, paediatrician at the hospital. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Apartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeUltra-Luxury Apartments in Yelahanka starting @ ? 75 LakhsMittal ElanzaWhy loan against insurance policy is a good optionTomorrowmakersMore from The Times of India Sara Khan’s sister shares their bathroom video yet again!Sunny Leone spotted in a hotel in MumbaiPunjabi Song Rang Sanwla Sung By Aarsh Benipal From the WebMore From The Times of India 2 & 3 BHK Brigade Apartments in Banashankari Rs. 60 LakhsBrigade GroupLend to professionals from small cities & make upto 25% paFaircentTrust KENT's Mineral RO Technology for pure drinking waterKent ROAre you eligible for a better credit card? Find out now.bankbazaar.comRadhika Apte's story from Passion To PaycheckLiveInStyleAlia Bhatt reacts to wedding rumours with Ranbir KapoorShocking picture of Kapil SharmaIreland Baldwin sweeps the internetKerala State Film Awards ceremony turns a starry affairStree | Song - Kamariya (Lyrical) more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-14||Businessman murder: Bail plea of co-accused rejected - Times of India|
Businessman murder: Bail plea of co-accused rejected Businessman murder: Bail plea of co-accused rejectedNishikant Karlikar | TNN | Aug 14, 2018, 22:51 ISTRepresentative image THANE: The sessions court has rejected the bail application of a co-accused in the kidnap and murder case of businessman Sachin Mohite in July last year. Assistant sessions judge R S Patil-Mohite turned down the bail plea of Mohammad Rashid Mohammad Safik Qureshi, who was reportedly part of the three-member team involved in the crime. Mohite, who was the proprietor of a marketing company, was killed as he defaulted on payment of a loan of Rs 39 lakh which he had borrowed from another accused Satyakumar Panigrahi. Mohite was asked to come near Mira Road station and from there he was driven to Manor where he was beaten up and then then thrown into Surya creek on July 11. After hearing both sides, the judge said that the accused was involved in the crime so he does not deserve bail. — Nishikant.Karlikar Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Start your own Preschool| Avail Startup benefits upto 7 lacsShanti JuniorsApartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeUltra-Luxury Apartments in Yelahanka starting @ ? 75 LakhsMittal ElanzaMore from The Times of India Jim Sarbh talks about his experience of walking the rampSara Khan’s sister shares their bathroom video yet again!Sunny Leone spotted in a hotel in Mumbai From the WebMore From The Times of India Brigade Panorama: 2, 3 BHK Luxury Apartments in Mysore RoadBrigade GroupWhy loan against insurance policy is a good optionTomorrowmakersLend to professionals from small cities & make upto 25% paFaircentAre you eligible for a better credit card? Find out now.bankbazaar.comRadhika Apte's story from Passion To PaycheckLiveInStyleAlia Bhatt reacts to wedding rumours with Ranbir KapoorShocking picture of Kapil SharmaWatch: Woman saves herself from drowning in DiuIreland Baldwin sweeps the internet60 Vayadu Maaniram - Official Trailer more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-14||Thousands throng to Shiva temples as Shravan begins - Times of India|
Thousands throng to Shiva temples as Shravan begins Thousands throng to Shiva temples as Shravan beginsFreny Fernandes | TNN | Aug 14, 2018, 22:51 ISTTHANE: Shiva temples witnessed huge crowds as it was the first Monday of the auspicious month of Shravan. Devotees were seen thronging temples with elaborately prepared puja thalis. The first Monday of Shravan is known as Shravani Somwar. resulting in the crowd intensifying at each of the temples across the city. “My family and I visited a Lokpuram-based temple, which its known for its Shivling. We visited the place at 10am and it was very crowded. So we decided to go home and do the puja. However, in the afternoon we visited the temple again and the crowd decreased. So, we managed to offer prayers to the lord. As an offering, we give a fistful of rice along with sandalwood powder, milk, bael leaves, white flowers and water. We pray for the well-being of our family,” said Vartak Nagar resident Kameshwari Kulkarni. Speaking about the significance of this day, Naupada resident Sayli Koli said, “Shravan is the most auspicious season for us and we worship Lord Shiva during this month. All four Mondays during this month are very auspicious and we observe them by offering different types of grains each Monday to Shivling. While we offer rice on the first Monday, moong dal, til and jowar are offered on the other ones.” With devotees flooding temples, authorities had to beef up security during these days. “We witness thousands of devotees every Monday. So we have not only taken the help of volunteers and scout guide students, but we have also informed the police to help out.We have also ensured that there is enough drinking water. Senior citizens and physical challenged people are allowed to go straight inside,” said Ravindra Utekar, secretary of city based Kopineshwar Mandir trust. While most citizens flocked to temples, a few others conducted pujas in their homes. “We have a small Shiva temple in our home. So we conduct puja here itself. We also observe a fast during which we do not eat onions, garlic or meat,” said Sangita Sukhi, a Waghbil resident. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Apartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeUltra-Luxury Apartments in Yelahanka starting @ ? 75 LakhsMittal ElanzaWhy loan against insurance policy is a good optionTomorrowmakersMore from The Times of India Sara Khan’s sister shares their bathroom video yet again!Sunny Leone spotted in a hotel in MumbaiAlia Bhatt reacts to wedding rumours with Ranbir Kapoor From the WebMore From The Times of India Lend to professionals from small cities & make upto 25% paFaircentAre you eligible for a better credit card? Find out now.bankbazaar.comRadhika Apte's story from Passion To PaycheckLiveInStyleAmazon Business-GST Invoice & Bulk DiscountsAmazon SMEWorkout with Co-Fit Roller to get that chiseled bodyAcme FitnessShocking picture of Kapil SharmaIreland Baldwin sweeps the internetDocumentary about Sreekumaran Thampi screenedSharabha | Song - Harihi Om (Lyrical)Watch: Woman saves herself from drowning in Diu more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-14||Mumbai Crime: Four illegal telephone exchanges busted in Thane; 4 arrested - Mid-Day|
|2018-08-14||Sex racket busted, 3 women rescued, 4 arrested in Maha's Thane - The Hindu|
|2018-08-13||Thane: Three idiots arrested for carrying sword to cut birthday cake - Daily News & Analysis|
Thane: Three idiots arrested for carrying sword to cut birthday cake Updated: Aug 13, 2018, 06:50 AM IST The Wagle Estate Police have arrested three residents of Thane for illegally carrying a sword and damaging a person's car on Thursday night. They were caught during a search operation and they told the cops that the sword was meant for cutting their friend's birthday cake. Amar Gharat, a resident of Bhiwandi, went to drop his girlfriend home at Ambikanagar in Wagle Estate, on August 9 at around 11.15 am . "After he dropped her home in his car and was about to get back into the vehicle, three unknown men came there and pushed and shoved him," says a cop from the Wagle Estate Police Station, Thane. They abused him and created a ruckus and even broke the glass of his car window with their sword and fled from the spot on their bike. Gharat quickly went to Wagle Estate Police Station and lodged a complaint. "We quickly started searching for these three men on a bike and at around 4.30 am found them roaming in the area with the sword," says the cop. When one of the cops asked them what was the sword for, they said, "It was their friend's birthday and they wanted to do something special. Everybody cuts a birthday cake with a knife, we wanted our friend to cut it with a sword." The amused cops quickly rounded up the trio - Ankush Bhadarge, 21, Rajesh Golbinde, 18, and Niranjan Bhagoji, 21, – all from Wagle Estate. They were brought to the police station on August 10 and were charged for possessing illegal arms under the Arms Act and various sections of the Indian Penal code. On Friday, they were produced in Thane court and have been remanded to police custody until August 13.
|2018-08-13||54.14 Lakh For Thane Man Killed In Road Accident - NDTV|
54.14 Lakh For Thane Man Killed In Road Accident Petitioners told the tribunal that accident occurred due to the negligence of truck driver as he had not turned on the vehicle's tail lights when the truck came to a halt. Updated: August 13, 2018 21:42 IST Dilip Pathak was going to Shirdi when his car rammed into a stationary truck in Thane. Thane: The widow and the mother of an accident victim have been awarded a compensation of Rs 54.14 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) Thane. Dilip Pathak then aged 35 years was going to Shirdi in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district on August 6, 2011 with his friends when their car rammed into a stationary truck on the Kalyan-Nagar road in Thane. Dilip Pathak, who was sitting next to the driver, received grievous injuries and died on the spot.The petitioners told the tribunal that the accident occurred due to the negligence of the truck driver as he had not turned on the vehicle's tail lights when it was in the stationary position.They sought a compensation of Rs 70 lakh. The deceased worked as a fitter in a shipping company based out of Mumbai and earned USD 1,236 per month, they told the tribunal. Advertisement MACT member N M Waghmare noted that the petitioners have alleged that the offending truck did not have tail lights or reflector when it stopped all of a sudden on the road.Therefore, the car driver could not control his vehicle and it rammed into the truck. "On thoughtful consideration of factual aspects of the matter, it can be safely held that the offending truck was responsible for the accident," Mr Waghmare said in his order. The MACT ordered the truck owner and the vehicle's insurer to pay 60 per cent of the total 54.14 lakh compensation to the man's widow and the remaining 40 per cent to his mother. The deceased's father was not eligible for compensation, Mr Waghmare said, but did not give any reasons for it.
|2018-08-13||Sex racket busted, 3 women rescued, 4 arrested in Maharashtra's Thane - The Indian Express|
Sex racket busted, 3 women rescued, 4 arrested in Maharashtra's Thane Published: August 13, 2018 8:04:11 pm Four arrested for running a sex racket in Bhayander. Four persons were arrested for allegedly running a sex racket in Bhayander in Maharashtra's Thane district and three women were rescued during a raid conducted at the lodge from where it was being operated, police said Monday. Based on a tip-off, the Uttan coastal police raided a lodge in the early hours of Sunday and arrested Sharad Shetty, Vasusingh Sandhu, Shivprasad Shetty and Akhil Dafedar for operating the racket, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni of the Thane Rural police. Before carrying out the raid, police had sent a decoy customer to ensure that the tip-off was correct, an official said. Kulkarni said that the four had been charged under relevant sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act while the rescued women were sent to rescue homes. The official added that the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of the police were carrying out further investigations into the case.
|2018-08-13||E-portal for mandals okay, but what about NOCs, ask organisers - Times of India|
E-portal for mandals okay, but what about NOCs, ask organisers Aug 13, 2018, 22:28 IST THANE: Aimed at simplifying the process of obtaining various permissions for festival organisers, the e-facility plan of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) appears to have invited bitter criticism from around 400 Ganpati mandals in the city. The mandals claimed that although civic permission would be acquired in a matter of a few days thanks to the new e-portal, the No Objection Certificates (NOC) from various departments like fire brigade, police and Regional Transport Office (RTO) will be given only 10 days prior to the commencement of the festival, raising issues about co-ordination between authorities. The first of its kind initiative was launched on July 27 with an intention of providing the required approval almost 1.5 months in advance from the TMC to the city mandals. To put forth their demand of making the initiative a single window facility with all the departments working under a single roof, the agitated mandals came together last week to meet Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde at the civic headquarters. Sameer Sawant from Bal Mitra Mandal in Thane’s Shreenagar area, said, “The civic administration said that they will clear our approvals after site inspection and adhering to the rules laid down by the high court. While this is perfectly acceptable, the other departments like RTO and fire brigade told me that none of the permissions will be issued beforeSeptember 3. What is the use of this online facility if we have to go physically to all the departments with documents and get permissions so late despite submitting documents in advance?” Civic officials said that they will try their best to co-ordinate with the other departments and ensure that an application does not remain pending for too long. “We have made this online provision only for seeking permission from TMC. There are different rules for different departments. We will still convey to all the departments to hand over the approvals as soon as possible so that work of setting up pandals can begin on time,” said the Mayor.
|2018-08-13||Residents look for green options post ban on thermocol - Times of India|
Residents look for green options post ban on thermocol Aug 13, 2018, 22:29 IST THANE: The state-wide ban on plastic and thermocol seems to have already started reflecting on Ganesh Chaturthi preparations across the city as residents are hunting for environment-friendly and reasonable decor alternatives. From flocking to stores selling Ganpati makhars made using environment-friendly material like paper, cardboard or jute to searching on online websites for such items, citizens are already prepping for their green Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations next month. Eco-friendly makhar vendors have also witnessed a parallel rise in the number of citizens approaching them this season. “I have a team of about 30 deaf and dumb craftsmen and women who make unique Ganesh decors from paper, cardboard or putha, bamboo, cloth, jute and so on. While we have been selling such makhars since the past two decades, we have seen the steepest rise in orders since the thermocol ban. While we have basic designs based on temples and palaces, we will brainstorm to meet the rising demand,” said Kailash Desale, owner of an art shop. Even though most citizens have been flocking to such stores, a small section of Thaneites have taken this move as a motivation to tap into their creative side and create home-made decorations this Ganesh Chaturthi. Prachi Garle, a Pokhran Road 1 resident, said, “This year, I have accumulated a bunch of newspapers to roll them up, line them together and paint them to make a temple shaped makhar for our Ganpati.” Civic officials here have also begun encouraging the various Ganpati mandals across the city to go green this Ganpati. “A few mandals had asked us if we will be giving a special bonus for those pandals that have put up eco-friendly decorations. Usually we have this theme competition every year but no such bonus is given. We have told the organizers that we will try to give a full refund of the deposit if we find any unique decorations made up of eco-friendly products this year. We will table the proposal with the higher authority,” said a civic official at a meeting with a group of community Ganpati mandal organisers recently.
|2018-08-13||Bangladeshi women get 3-year simple imprisonment - Times of India|
Bangladeshi women get 3-year simple imprisonment Aug 13, 2018, 22:27 ISTRepresentative image THANE: Two women from Bangladesh, found guilty of staying in India without passport and visa, were convicted and sentenced to three-year simple imprisonment and imposed with a fine of Rs 10,000 each by the district court on Friday. Assistant sessions judge, N H Makhare, recently convicted Rubina Khatun Shaikh and Sabina Noorslam Shaikh. The duo was tried for the offences punishable under under Rule 3(a) Punishable under Rule 6(a) of Passport (Entry into India) Rules 1950 & 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946. Prosecutor Vivek Kadu told the court that it was on November 27, 2013 when assistant police inspector Amol Ahir, attached to the Prevention of Immoral Woman Trafficking of Thane rural police, received information that citizens of Bangladesh had gathered at Haider Chowk, Nayanagar in Mira Road for some labour work. While several other accused were also found, the duo could not produce any valid documents. The prosecutor pointed out that the accused had failed to produce documents to enter India and failed to prove that they were Indian citizens though they had produced their Aadhar and pan cards, which were not sufficient to prove their Indian citizenship. Kadu also argued that the duo was not punctual in their court attendance since the past five years.
|2018-08-13||CR fast-tracks FOB work at Kalyan-end of Diva station - Times of India|
CR fast-tracks FOB work at Kalyan-end of Diva station Aug 13, 2018, 22:26 IST THANE: The Central Railway (CR) is fast-tracking construction of the foot overbridge (FOB) at the Kalyan-end of Diva railway station that will ease the load on the existing FOBs at the platform with dense commuter traffic. The work of the bridge was moving at a slow pace until now due to lack of required blocks. Accordingly, the Railways have now scheduled a six-hour mega block to take up construction of the bridge starting post-midnight (intervening night of Monday-Tuesday) and ending around 5:40am the following morning. The Panvel-Diva shuttle service has been cancelled while the Diva-Sawantwadi shuttle will depart from Panvel on Tuesday while the 12051 Dadar Madgaon Janshatabdi express will be detained at Bhandup for nearly 1.30 minutes. The under-construction bridge, said officials, will be 12m-wide connecting the east and west side of the city to all the railway suburban and long-distance platforms. The work on installing girders is likely to be finished by this week after which work on installing the slab and landings will be undertaken, added officials. The height of the bridge has also been adjusted so as to match the existing safety norms thanks to the presence of the alternating current overhead supply wires running underneath it. The bridge is likely to be thrown open to public possibly before year-end, said railway officials. Simultaneously, the old bridge at the CSMT-end will be dismantled so that commuters get adequate options to move in and out of the station that witnesses a daily footfall of nearly one lakh commuters. Activists said that a bridge at this end was much required as the two existing ones connecting the city-sides are the South-end of the station. “Passengers staying at the North-end of the station like those at Dativli are forced to either travel down the tracks or take a circuitous route via the bridge available at the Mumbai end of the platform, which is time consuming,” said Adesh Bhagat, a railway activist and member of the zonal railway user’s consultative committee from Diva. “The new bridge is an important connection at the railway station. This will be the fourth facility at the station and will have escalators and staircases at each of the seven platforms at the station. The load at the station will be evenly distributed once this new bridge is made operational,” said an official from CR. Member of Parliament Dr Shrikant Shinde, who represents the area, said a skywalk is being constructed at the east side of the station, which will be connected to this bridge and will solve the present chaos outside the railway premises. “There is massive congestion outside the station premises presently, which will be eased once the new bridge is completed and connected with the upcoming skywalk, which will also be linked to the two other bridges at the station,” he said. The new bridge is an important connection at the railway station. This will have escalators and staircases at each of the seven platforms. The load at the station will be evenly distributed once this new bridge is made operational.
|2018-08-13||Thane family gets Rs 54L for man's death in mishap | Thane News ... - Times of India|
Thane family gets Rs 54L for man's death in mishap Aug 13, 2018, 16:22 IST THANE: The widow and the mother of an accident victim have been awarded a compensation of Rs 54.14 lakh by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) in Thane. Dilip Pathak (then aged 35 years) was going to Shirdi in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district on August 6, 2011 with his friends when their car rammed into a stationary truck on the Kalyan-Nagar road in Thane. Pathak, who was sitting next to the driver, received grievous injuries and died on the spot. The petitioners told the tribunal that the accident occurred due to the negligence of the truck driver as he had not turned on the vehicle's tail lights when it was in the stationary position. They sought a compensation of Rs 70 lakh. The deceased worked as a fitter in a shipping company based out of Mumbai and earned USD 1,236 per month, they told the tribunal. MACT member N M Waghmare noted that the petitioners have alleged that the offending truck did not have tail lights or reflector when it stopped all of a sudden on the road. Therefore, the car driver could not control his vehicle and it rammed into the truck. "On thoughtful consideration of factual aspects of the matter, it can be safely held that the offending truck was responsible for the accident," Waghmare said in his order passed sometime back. The MACT ordered the truck owner and the vehicle's insurer to pay 60 per cent of the total 54.14 lakh compensation to the man's widow and the remaining 40 per cent to his mother. The deceased's father was not eligible for compensation, Waghmare said, but did not give any reasons for it.
|2018-08-12||Abductors Spoke Tamil, Warned Us Against Returning to Malaysia: Thane Bizmen - News18|
Abductors Spoke Tamil, Warned Us Against Returning to Malaysia: Thane Bizmen Rohan Vaidya (36) and his brother Kaustubh Vaidya (31) flew to Malaysia on August 1 after their fish export firm, Rock Frozen Food, landed an order from the Malaysia-based Mis Lee Frozen Foods. They had scheduled two business meetings on August 2. Updated:August 12, 2018, 7:55 AM IST Thane: The two businessman brothers from the district here, who were kidnapped from Kuala Lumpur last week, said the abductors spoke Tamil and warned them never to come back to Malaysia again. Upon their return, Rohan Vaidya (36) and his brother Kaustubh Vaidya (31) told the media that a business rivalry could be the reason behind their abduction. The brothers flew to Malaysia on August 1 after their fish export firm, Rock Frozen Food, landed an order from the Malaysia-based Mis Lee Frozen Foods. They had scheduled two business meetings on August 2. After the first meeting got over at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the company, which had arranged the second meeting sent a car for them, they said. A car arrived and they got in. But to their surprise, the driver left the main road and headed for a forested area, said the duo. Then another car caught up with them, and six men got down from it. The brothers were tied up, blindfolded and bundled into the second car. The kidnappers took them to an unknown destination, and asked them to contact the family in India and convey a demand of Rs 1 crore in ransom. "The abductors spoke Tamil. We could not figure out most of what they were talking about," said Kaustubh Vaidya. The duo were held captive for four days, during which period the abductors beat them repeatedly and gave them food only once a day, the brothers said. They also relieved the duo of Rs 66,000 in cash and valuables such as chains and watches. On August 6, the brothers were released by the abductors on an isolated stretch of road near the Malaysian capital. The two had no money. Luckily, they met an Indian-origin taxi driver who took them to their hotel, the brothers said. Before releasing, the abductors warned them never to come back to Malaysia again, they said. The duo returned to India with the help of the Indian Embassy on Saturday. Before returning, the Malaysian police, who are probing the abduction, spoke to them. While saying that a business rivalry could be the reason behind their abduction, the brothers did not elaborate. They also stated that their family-which had contacted police here — did not pay any ransom to anyone for their release.
|2018-08-12||Drunk drivers deposit Rs 94K during gatari drive - Times of India|
Drunk drivers deposit Rs 94K during gatari Aug 12, 2018, 22:35 IST Thane: As many as 141 motorists and drivers were caught for violating traffic norms by driving drunk and paid deposit for the same, the total collection of which was around Rs 94,500 on Friday. Thane traffic officials said that a special drive was undertaken on the occasion of gatari on Friday when many people are expected to drink before observing abstainance from alcohol after the beginning of the holy month of Shravan starts. The drive continued on Saturday night as well. “We have stationed a team of six — one officer and five other traffic staff at 36 check points in 18 traffic units in the Thane police commissionerate area i.e. Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa, Diva , Dombivli, Kalyan, Ambernath and Badlapur. The officials were using breathalyzers to check the level of alcohol consumed by offenders. It was seen that most of the violators were youngsters, some of whom were seen riding triple seat,” said Anil Mangale, inspector, traffic department. “We have already taken action against 141 drivers and riders in a single day and are expecting more to break the laws during the weekend before the month of Shravan starts. We have even collected a deposit of Rs 94,500 from some violators. Also, we have confiscated vehicles of motorists so that they cannot drive under the influence of alcohol. Those accompanied by a sober person were given back their vehicles. These violators will even have to go to court wherein it will be decided as to how much fine they will have to pay for breaking the law,” said Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, traffic. We have stationed a team of six — one officer and five other traffic staff at 36 check points in 18 traffic units in the Thane police commissionerate area i.e. Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa, Diva , Dombivli, Kalyan, Ambernath and Badlapur. The officials were using breathalyzers to check the level of alcohol consumed by offenders. It was seen that most of the violators were youngsters, some of whom were seen riding triple seat.
|2018-08-12||Injured turtle under isolation for better care - Times of India|
Injured turtle under isolation for better care Aug 12, 2018, 22:33 IST Thane: In an attempt to ensure the speedy recovery of the critically injured Olive Ridley turtle rescued from Thane creek last week, the Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare Society (WCAWA) has now separated it from the other turtles to carefully monitor its health. The turtle found struggling to stay afloat near the Ghodbunder area of the Thane creek with its alternate flippers missing, was rescued by wildlife activist Amit Chhadwa last Sunday and handed over to the Thane Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (SPCA) for treatment. While the turtle was given first aid straightaway and prescribed antibiotics, tonics and painkillers later that night by turtle expert Dr Dinesh Vinherkar, it was shifted to the WCAWA for additional care on Tuesday. “The turtle had lost its alternate flippers and because of this a lot of blood. The lack of these flippers made it unable to swim properly and hunt as well. It is thus, severely anaemic, malnourished and weak. This turtle required a larger facility and specific help that is available at the Dahanu centre and I thus requested the Thane SPCA to transfer it with the consent of the forest department,” said Dr Vinherkar. In addition to being taken to this facility, the turtle will now be kept isolated from the other reptiles recuperating at the centre. These experts believe that without this specialised care, it will most likely be unable to defend itself in the wild, and survive in the sea on its own.
|2018-08-12||90-m further halt plan at Thane station platform no. 6 put on hold - Times of India|
90-m further halt plan at Thane station platform no. 6 put on hold Aug 12, 2018, 22:36 IST Thane: The Friday chaos due to the motormen agitation has forced the Central Railway to delay the implementation of its plan to extend halts of Mumbai-bound suburban trains on platform number 6 at Thane station. The CR had planned to halt all suburban trains arriving on platform number 6 at 90m or approximately four coaches ahead from its existing halt towards Mumbai. Railway officials said that there has been no communication between the administration and the motormen over implementing the new halts, especially after the sudden agitation on Friday. This left them with no option but to postpone the same. Officials said that it was crucial for the motormen to be apprised of the new changes. “The sudden Friday agitation left us with no option but to communicate with the motormen who had to be informed of this change. We wanted to implement the change in halts over the weekend, but are now waiting for a fresh communication; after which we will implement the same. Meanwhile, all necessary works have been completed by us and we are most likely to implement the same by Wednesday,” said Suresh Nair, station director at Thane. The Central Railway had decided to shift halts of all suburban trains halting on platform 6 towards the Mumbai-side to ensure maximum utilization of the new foot over bridge, constructed at the CSMT-end and reduce passenger traffic on the Kalyan end.
|2018-08-12||Gen X uses digital network for positive social change - Times of India|
Gen X uses digital network for positive social change Aug 12, 2018, 22:35 IST Thane: From voicing their opinions through an array of political limericks or crafting poetries on stereotypes existing in our society and highlighting key social issues with the help of social media platforms, the Gen X seems to be making the most of the digital network. On the occasion of International Youth Day, the theme of which this year is - safe spaces for the youth, TOI speaks to youngsters, who are using mediums like Instagram, Facebook, etc. in an attempt to bring about a positive social change. Twenty-one-year-old Keya Shah, a resident, said, “The poetry on social media is so raw and current unlike what it used to be earlier. This channel can be used as a medium to influence others. I prefer to upload my poems on my Instagram account so I can reach out to a wider audience. I mostly write about issues that I am passionate about like self-love, women empowerment and topics, which are not spoken about openly. I also love writing narratives that are motivational.” While some taking a spin on the traditional medium of poetry upload it on the new media, a few others also write crisp online posts inviting debates and discussions from people all across the globe. Anisha Nair, a 22-year-old resident of Ghodbundar Road, said, “A whole new audience out there is waiting to review our work, comment and criticize it. This not only opens conversation among strangers, but also results in a wider perception of things. I have joined a group on Facebook wherein 20-odd members come together once a week and voice out their opinions over a current issue or some other trending topic like cyberbullying, peer pressure, body shaming, etc.”
|2018-08-11||Chaos at Thane railway station as passengers block train - Times of India|
Chaos at Thane railway station as passengers block train Irate passengers travelling toward Kalyan stopped the Nashik-bound Panchvati Express at Thane station for nearly 10 minutes demanding entry into a reserved coach of the train. Aug 11, 2018, 08:28 IST THANE: Irate passengers travelling toward Kalyan stopped the Nashik-bound Panchvati Express at Thane station for nearly 10 minutes demanding entry into a reserved coach of the train. Protestors spilled onto the tracks in front of the train that had been given an additional stop at Thane around 7pm for passengers to travel toward Kalyan and Kasara. They demanded that a coach reserved for passengers travelling to Nashik from Kalyan be opened for them. The train was allowed to move after officials relented and convinced the passengers to clear path of the train. Thousands of commuters travelling from Thane to the suburbs complained there were inadequate trains to ferry them back home during peak hours. Thane railway station was jam-packed with commuters on Friday evening. The situation was so chaotic that station authorities were forced to halt some express trains, including the Panchavati Express, at Thane and allow suburban passengers to travel till Kalyan. "Some passengers went on to the tracks, demanding reserved coach, attached to the express, opened at Thane. We finally allowed them entry," said a senior railway official at the station.
|2018-08-11||Motormen's strike, potholes, breakdowns disrupt traffic flow to Thane - Hindustan Times|
Motormen’s strike, potholes, breakdowns disrupt traffic flow to Thane With train services delayed, most took to the roads leaving Ghodbunder Road, Kalwa bridge and internal roads became clogged from 8 am. The congestion eased only after 12.30 pm. Updated: Aug 11, 2018 05:38 IST Office-goers were hassled on Friday morning, as disruption of train services led to five-hour-long traffic snarls on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. The traffic police blamed the mess on motormen’s strike, filling of potholes, breakdown of three vehicles during peak hours, repairs on Mumbra bypass road and barricading for Metro-4. With train services delayed, most took to the roads leaving Ghodbunder Road, Kalwa bridge and internal roads jammed from 8am. The congestion was eased after 12.30pm, when most office-goers left the city. The traffic began piling up along the Kalwa Bridge since morning. “I take a train to Thane as my office is near the station. After hearing about the protest, I decided to take the road. The Kalwa bridge and Thane-Belapur Road near Kalwa were jammed. No autorickshaw was willing to go. I had to walk for more than 6km-7km to reach office. I had already missed work owing to the Maratha protest and didn’t want a repeat,” said PG Sonawne, 34, a resident of Kalwa. Deepak Menon, 32, another resident of Ghodbunder Road, said, “I left home at 8.30am to reach my office in BKC. It took me more than two hours to reach.” Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, traffic, said, “Pothole-filling work was one of the prime reasons for the trouble. We have given directives to all authorities to fill potholes only between 12am and 6am. Despite this, most contractors started the work in the morning. We have issued them a warning to carry out the work at night, failing which they will be booked under the Motor Vehicles Act.”
|2018-08-11||Woman cop downs phenyle after argument with senior - Times of India|
Woman cop downs phenyle after argument with senior A woman sub-inspector of Thane police allegedly consumed phenyle, a cleaning liquid commonly used in households, after an argument with her senior at work on Friday. Aug 11, 2018, 08:17 IST THANE: A woman sub-inspector of Thane police allegedly consumed phenyle, a cleaning liquid commonly used in households, after an argument with her senior at work on Friday. The 28-year-old woman, who is attached to a police station in Thane city, had an argument over a person's arrest. The woman is in hospital and her condition is stable. Thane police chief Vivek Phansalkar said that the woman had refused to arrest the person "claiming that she was overloaded with work". Two days ago, all police stations in Thane had been ordered to go through complaints lodged by women and take timely action. "Maybe that is why the senior was insisting on the arrest as the said complaint was by a woman," he said. A police source said that the woman cop was livid after the showdown. "She then told her colleagues she was unwell and left for her home in Vartak Nagar where she downed phenyle," said the source. A police officer of deputy commissioner rank will probe the matter and file a report. Until that time, the senior inspector has been transferred to the police control room.
|2018-08-11||Thane: Motormen, railways continue to spar over signal issues at Diva station - Mid-Day|
Thane: Motormen, Railways Continue To Spar Over Signal Issues At Diva Station Aug 11, 2018, 07:30 IST Railway union members said that in January 2017 a motorman, Ramesh Chand Sailani, was penalised for signal passing at danger at Diva, but the signal was facing issues - tubelights and floodlights made it difficult for motormen to see it Has the recent remodelling of Diva station led to signal sighting problems for motormen on CR's slow line? Yes, if railway trade unions, and motormen themselves, are to be believed. Railway union members said that in January 2017 a motorman, Ramesh Chand Sailani, was penalised for signal passing at danger at Diva, but the signal was facing issues - tubelights and floodlights made it difficult for motormen to see it. Also, when his train was passing, children crossing the track had distracted him. After railways decided to take stern action against him for violating a red signal, motormen and trade unions challenged the decision. Central Railway Mazdoor Sangh's letter, a copy of which is with mid-day, stated that it was well known that signal DW S16 was coming in view of platform 3, which had unfocussed, uncovered row of tubelights along with red indicators, and this had lowered its visibility. "Complaints were lodged by two motormen in less than one month of the visibility dwindling," the letter added. It was also noticed that the signal post did not have the mandatory white strips then, the letter pointed out and also said a few signals before DW S16 were in a zig-zag manner, confusing drivers. When mid-day visited the site on Friday, it found the signal had been striped on, but motormen said visibility was still an issue. Divisional officials refused to discuss the issue saying it was an internal matter and that all the issues were being addressed to the satisfaction of protesting trade unions.
|2018-08-11||Man jumps before moving train at Thane, dead - Times of India|
Man jumps before moving train at Thane, dead Aug 11, 2018, 22:32 IST Thane: An unidentified man aged around 50-years was killed after he reportedly flung himself in front of a running train at Thane station on Friday afternoon. Officials at Thane railway station said the motorman of the unidentified suburban train confirmed to them that he saw the man jumping in front of the rake as it was pulling into platform number 6 around 2:45pm. The train was detained for few minutes, informed passengers. The severely injured victim was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. The Thane railway police was yet to confirm the incident but at the time of going to the press, the station officials had issued a memo as per the norms citing a trespassing run over case. “A man had jumped in front of a local train as it was entering Thane station towards the Kalyan end. We rushed him to the emergency medical room where doctors declared him dead,” informed a senior station official. It may be noted this is the third incident in a week where people have reportedly flung themselves in front of running trains. A woman in her late thirties jumped in front of a train at Kandivli station on Wednesday afternoon while another 24-year-old woman, jumped in front of a train with her three-year-old daughter in Bhayander last week.
|2018-08-11||Bad roads, civic work bring Thane to a crawl - Times of India|
Bad roads, civic work bring Thane to a crawl Aug 11, 2018, 22:32 IST Thane: Thousands of motorists travelling from Thane to their workplaces in Mumbai faced massive inconvenience during the morning peak hours of Friday thanks to ongoing projects and potholes surfacing on city roads coupled with the motormen’s agitation that delayed their schedules by several hours. The potholes on city roads coupled with a few vehicles developing snags at crucial junctions led to massive snarls along the arterial city roads, including the Eastern Express Highway and Ghodbunder Road. The diversions of heavy traffic due to the Mumbra bypass work added to the chaos as several motorists complained of being stranded on the highways for several minutes. The work on Kopri bridge widening is also adding to the traffic congestion in the city. “Ghodbunder Road was jammed in the morning. It took me half an hour to reach Vihang’s Inn from Manpada. The metro work has added to the chaos,” complained Swapneel Deshpande, a resident of Thane. Another residents said it took her nearly 30 minutes to reach Kolshet from Majiwada due to the massive snarls on Friday morning. Activists and frequent commuters lashed out at the traffic department for allowing civil works simultaneously in the city that is causing snarls on a daily basis. “The Mumbra bypass is already shut due to which heavy vehicles ply on city highways. In addition, the Mumbai Metropolitan Regbion Development Authority (MMRDA) has started work on metro which is causing further narrowing of available road space along the highways leading to frequent snarls. Daily the travel time to move out from Thane and back has increased thanks to the several projects which are happening simultaneously,” lamented motorists. “The police should have worked out a map to ensure there is minimal inconvenience to motorists. It is high time the authorities took some corrective action as hapless residents cannot endure more waiting endlessly trying to reach their respective destinations,” said an irate commuter. Meanwhile, several residents, who wanted to travel by train said they faced massive inconvenience as several Thane locals were cancelled due to motormen’s agitation. I travel to Mahim daily and it took me nearly 1.20 hours to cross Thane while it usually takes me not more than 30 minutes. I left home at 9:20am and right from Patlipada there was traffic congestion till Majiwada.
|2018-08-11||Temple Priest Arrested For Allegedly Molesting A Woman In Thane - NDTV|
Temple Priest Arrested For Allegedly Molesting A Woman In Thane The accused allegedly sent woman's husband away to buy some fruit as an offering for the deity and molested the woman. Updated: August 11, 2018 20:38 IST The woman went to consult the accused for her headaches, says police. Thane: A 77-year-old man, a temple priest, was arrested today for allegedly molesting a woman in Kalyan area in the district, police said.Gopal Tambe, the accused, has been charged under section 354of IPC (molestation), said assistant police inspector S S Rajput of Kolsewadi police station. According to the complainant, a 28-year-old married woman, her neighbours advised her to consult Tambe for her headache. Advertisement When she and her husband went to the temple to meet him yesterday afternoon, Tambe allegedly sent the husband away to buy some fruit as an offering for the deity and molested the woman, she alleged.
|2018-08-11||140 students expected to enroll for National Children's Science Cong - Times of India|
140 students expected to enroll for National Children's Science Cong Aug 11, 2018, 22:33 IST Thane: As many as 140 students from across 12 schools in Thane and Kalyan are expected to register for the upcoming National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) which will be held in December. If this happens then it will lead to a 27.2% increase in number of candidates as against last year. Compared to last year where 110 students from the city had appeared for the first leg of the competition, this time the figure seems to have been surpassed the 100 mark. “This year, the response for NCSC of both categories—children between 10 to 14 years and children above 14— has been better than before. Students from many renowned schools like Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania, Saraswati Mandir Trust, A K Joshi school and many more have registered and have already started working on the projects. Earlier, we had received only 110 registrations. This time, it could go up to 140 as August 15 is the deadline for registration,” said an official from Jidnyasa Trust, which is the coordinating agency in Maharashtra for NCSC. Teachers have attributed this rise to an increase in the awareness among parents. A science teacher from a city-based school said, “Since the past five years, we have seen a change in the mindset of parents. They are not only more open to enroll their kids in workshops and science-related competitions, but also slowly understanding the changes that need to be made in teaching science, rather than just sticking to theories. So, when they help their kids at home, some make use of fun and innovative experiments to help facilitate a simpler understanding of concept.” “I organize many science-related programs for children of all age groups. This helps them think better and they also tend to ask more questions. Parents these days have no time to answer queries of their wards and simply handover a book to them or ask them to look up the internet. But today, I can see a change in kids which makes me positive and hopeful for the future,” said Surendra Dighe, a city-based education activist. This year, the response for NCSC of both categories—children between 10 to 14 years and children above 14—has been better than before. Students from many renowned schools have registered and have already started working on the projects.
|2018-08-11||Man who raped woman, married and then murdered her gets life - Times of India|
Man who raped woman, married and then murdered her gets life A middle-aged mother was in tears as a district judge sentenced her son-in-law to life imprisonment for the murder of her daughter and disposal of her body. Aug 12, 2018, 04:31 IST THANE: A middle-aged mother was in tears as a district judge sentenced her son-in-law to life imprisonment for the murder of her daughter and disposal of her body. District judge P P Jadhav held Mukesh Bhandaree (31), from Koviligaon in Kalyan, guilty of offences punishable under sections 302 and 201 of Indian Penal Code, and besides awarding him life imprisonment, fined him Rs 60,000. The accused had been earlier booked for rape of the 26-year-old but obtained bail, the court was told. Prosecutors Vinit Kulkarni and Vivek Kadu said Amisha Mhatre resided with her parents and sister in Kalyan. He allegedly raped her and an offence under sections 376, 420, 312, 313, 504, 506 and 323 of IPC was filed with MFC police, but he obtained bail. He later married the victim after much persuasion on April 12, 2015, it was stated. On the night of June 9, 2015, he and Amisha left the house of her parents in an SUV. Later that night, he informed her parents that she had left the home angrily, but she did not not reach her parents' house. A missing person complaint was filed with Kalyan police. Her body was later found in bushes in Yewari village, Bhiwandi, the court was told. It was smashed beyond recognition, as he had assaulted her with two stumps, they said. Kulkarni said the deposition by her mother and sister, in addition to the statement of the accused under section 313, resulted in conviction. The judge observed, "From these background facts, it is clear there was a strong motive for the accused to commit murder of his wife. On the fateful night, he was with Amisha after 8.30pm. Under such circumstances, the subsequent behaviour to pretend to help in the search of Amisha and his physical condition clearly establishes his involvement. From the background fact about the marital relations of the accused with the deceased and the evidence of witnesses examined by the prosecution, the chain of circumstances is duly established." Amisha's body was thrown on open land merely to "cause disappearance of evidence", he said. The case rested on circumstantial evidence and the witnesses' deposition, which favoured the prosecution, proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
|2018-08-10||Siblings kidnapped in Malaysia arrive in Thane after release | Thane ... - Times of India|
Siblings kidnapped in Malaysia arrive in Thane after release Aug 10, 2018, 23:37 IST THANE: Two brothers from Maharashtra's Thane district, who were allegedly kidnapped while on a business tour to Malaysia, arrived here today after being released in the south east Asian country, police said. Rohan Prakash Vaidya (36) and Kaustubh Prakash Vaidya (31), from the district's Dombivali area, had gone to Malaysia on August 1 after their fish export firm called Rock Frozen Food landed an order from Malaysia-based Mis Lee Frozen Foods. Their uncle, Rajiv Vaidya, had filed a complaint of kidnapping with Thane police on August 4. According to the complaint, one of the brothers called up home on August 2 at around 10.30 pm to inform the family that they had been kidnapped by unknown persons who were demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore. Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar today said that the brothers were kidnapped after a meeting with representatives of the Malaysian company in Kuala Lumpur and kept captive till August 6. Police refused to divulge details of the events leading to the release of the two men in Malaysia.
|2018-08-10||Thane cop held for adultery, kidnapping his second wife - Hindustan Times|
Thane cop held for adultery, kidnapping his second wife The accused, Arun Shelar works as a constable in Thane jail and stays in Kalyan’s Netavali area. He was already married and had two children from his first wife when he married Jasintha, 33, in 2017. Jasintha has been missing since July 2017. Updated: Aug 10, 2018 13:19 IST Arun Shelar, the accused, works as a constable in Thane jail and was already married with two children when he married a second time in 2017. More than a year after his second wife, who was five months pregnant, went missing from Vajreshwari in Palghar district; the Mumbra police on Wednesday arrested police constable Arun Shelar on charges of adultery and kidnapping his second wife. The 47-year-old constable was already married when he tied the knot with the missing woman in May 2017. Shelar works as a constable in Thane jail and stays in Kalyan's Netavali area. He was already married and had two children from his first wife when he married Jasintha, 33, in 2017. Jasintha has been missing since July 2017.N elson Gomes, 23, Jasintha's younger brother, who works in real estate, said, My sister met Shelar in 2016 when she had some work in court. After they exchanged numbers, they began talking over the phone regularly and later one day Shelar asked for marriage. They both got married on May 3, 2017. According to the police, Jasintha was three-months pregnant at the time of their marriage. Even after marrying Shelar, my sister used to stay at our place. On July 20, 2017, my sister told me that she is going to Vajreshwari temple to seek blessings. She told me over the phone that she had reached Vajeshwari. On July 27, when I saw Shelar in Thane, I asked him about my sister and he avoided my question. He told me to not to ask him this question. When I repeatedly asked, he told me to lodge a missing person's complaint and said that the police will investigate the case. On July 28, 2017, a missing complaint for Jasintha was lodged with the Mumbra police station. In February this year, Mumbra police told Gomes that they had found Jasintha's last location, which was at Vajreshwari, but the mobile phone was found in Gujarat. We traced the man who was using the phone and interrogated him but nothing related to Jasintha was found. We have formed a team and a search operation is going on. We also produced Shelar in court and he was remanded in police custody till August 14. We are investigating to know if he has done anything wrong to the woman. The missing complaint will also be verified; said D Swami, deputy commissioner of police from zone 1.
|2018-08-09||Fortified Thane peaceful on bandh day - Times of India|
Fortified Thane peaceful on bandh day Aug 9, 2018, 22:09 IST Thane: Thaneites woke up to near-deserted streets with heavy police presence on all junctions and internal roads, as most public and private vehicles opted to stay off the roads early on Thursday, in the wake of the peaceful protest called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha to press for speedy implementation of reservation to their community. The city police had braced for the morcha and had detained around 190 people as a precautionary measure and also picked up the accused involved in violence on July 25. No untoward incident was reported anywhere in the Thane police commissionerate. Police personnel and para-military forces armed with anti-riot gear were deployed all over the city. Police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar said, “There is not even a single incident of violence reported anywhere in the city. It was a normal day.” The members of the Maratha Kranti Morcha gathered in large numbers on the streets and held protest in a peaceful manner by sporting black bands on their mouths. Men and women from the MKM had assembled outside the district collector’s office, at Waghbil and at Vartak junction. However, the police denied them permission to stay at any one place for longer and were asked to move. There was very less vehicular traffic on the road as many were given an option of working from home by their companies. The few ones who did step out stated that they reached sooner than usual because of the near-deserted road and absolutely less traffic. “Usually it takes me around half-an-hour to reach from Thane station to Louiswadi. But as there were barely any vehicles, I reached in less than 15 minutes,” said Vedant Malaikar. While most of the auto-rickshaws and private vehicles were plying, the public transport utilities like Thane Municipal transport (TMT) and MSRTC had cancelled few of their trips, due to this they collectively lost around Rs 65 lakhs. The TMT, which rolls out 270 buses from its depots daily, suspended the trips of all its 30 AC buses throughout the day. The MSRTC too restricted its fleet to the depots and barely 10 per cent or 394 of the 1,394 buses were operational in Thane division on Thursday. The TMT lost around Rs 9 lakhs revenue throughout the day. “We didn’t operate our AC bus services that earn Rs 4lakhs daily while the number of passengers for our regular routes also was much less than usual. Our daily earning is Rs 28 lakhs and considering the drop in traffic at the end of morning session, we may earn barely Rs 19 lakhs by the end of the day,” said a Thane Municipal Transport official. The Thane division of the MSRTC started operations of all its buses by 6pm but said it was unlikely to recover the deficit due to low passenger traffic especially on profitable long routes like Pune and Nashik. “We ferried few buses till Borivali and Bhayander in the morning but had to stop it later fearing damages. An analysis of the losses done by depot officials revealed the drop in revenue to be in the range of Rs 50-53 lakhs at the end of the day. The daily earnings of the division is Rs 55 lakhs,” said a senior official. In order to make sure that no children get caught in the chaos, if the protest turned violent, like it did on July 25, most of the city-based schools were shut as a precautionary measure.
|2018-08-09||Thousands bid tearful adieu to Major Rane in Thane - The Tribune|
Thousands bid tearful adieu to Major Rane in Thane Posted at: Aug 9, 2018, 2:13 PM; last updated: Aug 9, 2018, 7:33 PM (IST) Residents of the Mira Road suburb in Thane district on the outskirts of Mumbai carpeted the streets with flowers as the mortal remains of Major Kaustubh Rane were brought home for a final goodbye. Major Rane and three of his colleagues lost their lives while reportedly trying to foil infiltration by militants from Pakistan in Kashmir’s Gurez area last Tuesday. The mortal remains of Rane draped in the Tricolour were received in Mumbai by his relatives, military personnel and Maharashtra’s Education Minister Vinod Tawde late Wednesday night. Early today, the body was brought to Rane’s residence at Mira Road on a military truck. Local residents who gathered on the road in large numbers threw flowers from their windows and balconies as the truck wended its way to the Sheetal Nagar colony of Mira Road. Cries of “Major Kaustubh Rane Amar Rahe” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” were heard as residents gathered on both sides of the road waving the national flag. At various places along the road, local politicians had put out posters hailing the supreme sacrifice made by the soldier. Major Rane, 29, is survived by his parents Prakash and Jyoti, sister Kashyapi, wife Kanika and a two-and-a-half-year old son Agastya. Rane was decorated with the Sena Gallantry Medal by President Ram Nath Kovind last Republic Day.
|2018-08-09||All trains at Thane stn platform 6 to halt 90m further towards CSMT - Times of India|
All trains at Thane stn platform 6 to halt 90m further towards CSMT Aug 9, 2018, 22:08 IST Thane: Starting Saturday, August 11, all suburban trains arriving on platform number 6 at Thane station will halt 90m or approximately four coaches ahead from its existing halt towards Mumbai. The Central Railway has decided to shift halts of all suburban trains halting on this platform to ensure maximum utilisation of the new foot over bridge constructed at the CSMT end and reduce passenger traffic on the Kalyan end one that has become weary over the last several years of use. TOI had recently reported the condition of these FOBs that required immediate attention while the new ones remained under-utilised. As per plans, this new arrangement is also likely to reduce crowding at the platforms which witness heavy crowds during peak hours. The crowd would be evenly dispersed on the platform leaving ample space for movement during peak hours especially evening hours when there is barely any space to walk freely on the platforms, informed officials. Passengers often complained of inconvenience and a stampede-like situation during evening hours when there is heavy rush on platforms 5-6. The decision was taken on Wednesday after consulting passengers and experts following which the divisional operations team which will communicate with the motormen and guards of all suburban locals about the changes. Station officials said they will be deploying staff initially to avoid any confusion. Meanwhile, the station officials have been working towards making all necessary arrangements like shifting underground cables, re-positioning indicators, making markings for first class, ladies and reserved coaches at the platform. All the necessary announcements will be made and informative boards will be put up very soon to alert commuters of this change, said the railway officials. “All trains will halt four coaches ahead from the existing points starting Saturday. We are making necessary announcements and markings at the platforms to ensure minimal inconvenience to passengers. The change has been done to ensure maximum utilisation of the new Mumbai-end FoB and reduce load on the old Kalyan-end bridge that could be taken up for repairs sometime soon,” informed Suresh Nair, station director at Thane. All trains will halt four coaches ahead from the existing points starting Saturday. We are making necessary announcements and markings at the platforms. The change has been done to ensure maximum utilisation of the new Mumbai-end FoB.
|2018-08-09||Thane Businessman Found Dead At Home. Head Was Smashed With Wood - NDTV|
Thane Businessman Found Dead At Home. Head Was Smashed With Wood Prakash Kashani, the victim, was found dead in his flat with his head smashed by a piece of wood this morning. August 09, 2018 23:49 IST Police said that they were futher probing the murder of the businessman Thane: A 54-year-old businessman was found killed by unidentified persons at Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district, police today said. Prakash Kashani, the victim, was found dead in his flat with his head smashed by a piece of wood this morning. Mr Kashani lived with his family elsewhere in the town, but last night he was sleeping in his another flat, his wife told police. Police registered a case of murder under section 302, said inspector V C Dolas. Further probe is on.
|2018-08-09||Nurses stir: Pregnant woman denied entry to Thane hospital - Times of India|
Nurses stir: Pregnant woman denied entry to Thane hospital Aug 9, 2018, 22:10 IST THANE: The second day of the indefinite stir by the class III and IV employees from the civil hospital affected many patients who had come to civil hospital but were denied admission or were forced to move to other hospitals. However, civil surgeon, Dr. Kailash Pawar claimed that operations in the hospital were not affected. A pregnant woman who was referred to the civil hospital by a government hospital in Shahapur, claimed that she was asked to go to Kalwa hospital for treatment, after waiting for almost two hours at civil hospital. “We came from Shahapur and when we reached the civil hospital around 8:30am we were told by a nurse that the staff was on strike and the patient will not be admitted. So after waiting for almost two hours I got worried and rushed my wife to Kalwa hospital where she delivered a boy,” said Sunil Mhasmare, farmer. “We have been taking in patients and even doing operations. On Wednesday, till evening we did around six deliveries. The patients were either going to other hospitals on their own,” said Dr. Kailash Pawar, civil surgeon.
|2018-08-09||FYJC 4th list: Thane colleges see 10% to 34% drop - Times of India|
FYJC 4th list: Thane colleges see 10% to 34% drop Aug 9, 2018, 22:11 IST THANE: The fourth and final merit list for the first-year-junior college (FYJC) which was declared on Tuesday saw a massive dip in the cut-offs across all streams for many colleges in city. While a fall of around 34.6 percent was witnessed in the arts stream of SK Joshi Bedekar college of Arts and N.G Bedekar college of Commerce, the cut-off drastically dropped from 59.9 percent to 35.6 percent in the arts faculty of Satish Pradhan Dnyansadhana College. Dinesh Joshi an academician from Satish Pradhan Dnyansadhana College who is also a member of the Centralized Admission Process Committee said, “When the admissions began we had a total of around 2,000 seats out of which till date around 700 seats are still vacant. But since more number of students seem to have been preferring to opt for colleges based in Mumbai especially for the arts field, our cut-offs have dropped badly. We might have special rounds for those who have not yet secured a seat, although nothing official has been announced.”
|2018-08-09||Rain, few vehicles on road drop pollution levels - Times of India|
Rain, few vehicles on road drop pollution levels Aug 9, 2018, 22:10 IST Thane: The heavy rainfall, coupled with the drop in vehicular pollution, on Thursday seems to have had an immediate positive impact on the air quality levels in the lake-city as the toxicity levels in the air dropped by around seven percent in just a matter of just two days. While the ceiling permissible limit of the RSPM is 100 grams per metric cube (g/m3), the past few weeks recorded these RSPM levels hovering around 91 to 95 g/m3 earlier. In the span of the past two days, this dust level or this respirable particulate matter concentration in the air plunged down to about 87 g/m3 level. The nitrogen dioxide levels in the air, which is another indicator of air pollution, also dropped down considerably. “Dust and toxic gases are continually released in the air due to vehicular traffic and even day to day movements. During the rainy season, this particulate matter is washed down to the ground. While these rain showers over the past few days have brought down the RSPM levels further, the scarce vehicular traffic on account of the Maratha Morcha on Thursday ensured that more pollutants were not released,” said a civic official. Citizen activists who agree that this sudden decrease in RSPM levels due to the dialling down of the city’s vehicular traffic shows a direct correlation between traffic congestion and air pollution believe that the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) needs to devise a plan to ensure the city is less congested on a regular basis. “The fact that vehicular pollution contributes greatly to the city’s air pollution levels has been a given for a long time, and the fact that this one’s day of staying off the streets has brought the air pollution levels down even slightly is a huge indicator of this,” said citizen activist Chandrahas Tawde. “This being said, there have been barely any actions taken to limit the daily traffic congestion in the city. The bottlenecks are often chok-o-blocked, the construction of flyovers has added to the mess and the filling and refilling of the recurring potholes has added to the daily chaos during rush hours. Civic officials need to work on these issues to curb this vehicular congestion induced pollution in the long run,” he added.
|2018-08-09||Thane: 21-year-old pokes school kids with pen, detained - Times of India|
Thane: 21-year-old pokes school kids with pen, detained Aug 9, 2018, 22:12 IST THANE: A 21-year-old youth was detained by Naupada police on Wednesday for poking school children with a pen and causing them injuries. The police said that Panchpakhadi youth reportedly suffers from dyslexia. “His father, who runs an import-export business in Mumbai, scolded him over some household work, which irked him and he set out with a pen and harmed quite a few students from a school in the presence of their parents,” said deputy commissioner of police D S Swamy. “We found that one of the minor victims was hurt on the forearm and back of the neck and a boy was poked on back,” said the cop.
|2018-08-09||Singapore experts call on TMC head, suggest road map for happy Thane - Times of India|
Singapore experts call on TMC head, suggest road map for happy Thane Aug 9, 2018, 22:10 IST THANE: A team of experts on urban planning, city infrastructure and public space design from Singapore called on Thane civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal on Tuesday to suggest the road map and a policy plan to build a happy city, as declared in the civic budget in March. Consultants from the ‘100 resilient cities’, an NGO, which is a pioneer of the Rockfeller foundation based in New York are said to have pitched their concept and the parameters for increasing the happiness quotient of residents. A spokesperson from the foundation, said, “Our experts, Henri Blas and Saurabh Gaidhani from the Asia Pacific region of our foundation met Jaiswal. They have worked with our NGO ‘100 resilient cities’, which help urban cities across the globe deal with physical, social and economic challenges of their region. The team will be advising Jaiswal on how to achieve the goal of fostering happiness.” The Asia Pacific region team experts also highlighted some key issues that the officials will be required to focus on. The civic bureaucracy were given guidelines to deal with important issues like health and sanitation, employment, traffic and water supply to name a few. Omprakash Divate, deputy municipal commissioner, said, “The team will be conducting an assessment of the city and help us bridge the gap between what is and what could be. Although the exact date is unknown, a workshop will be conducted by experts with civic officials to discuss strategies after a thorough city analysis.”
|2018-08-09||Constable held one year after 'second wife' goes missing - Times of India|
Constable held one year after 'second wife' goes missing A 47-year-old constable attached to the Thane Central Jail has been arrested on charges of kidnapping a 33-year-old woman and wrongfully confining her. Aug 10, 2018, 05:12 IST THANE: A 47-year-old constable attached to the Thane Central Jail has been arrested on charges of kidnapping a 33-year-old woman and wrongfully confining her. The police have launched a search for the woman, who was pregnant when she went missing last year. The constable, Arun Shelar, had married the woman and asked her to abort when she was five months pregnant, said the police. The woman refused and Shelar was agitated by it as he was already married when he tied the knot with her, said the police. DCP (zone 3) D S Swamy said a close relative of the woman in a complaint said that the victim and the accused met in November 2016 and soon got into a relationship. They married on May 3, 2017, in a Hindu ceremony in the presence of witnesses. Later, the complainant informed the police that on July 20, 2017, the accused called her and asked her to accompany him to Vajreshwari, and she went with him to the temple village in Bhiwandi taluka in a four-wheeler. The woman did not return and after a week the complainant started making enquiries, but in vain. "When the kin of accused asked the accused, he drew a blank as the accused did not answer any question," a police officer said. "As a result, the woman's kin grew suspicious and feared something grave had happened." A missing person complaint was filed at the Mumbra police station on July 28, 2017. The complainant said that Shelar had concealed the fact that he was already married and living with his first wife in Kalyan. The complaint was filed on Tuesday and said that the accused had kidnapped the woman and held her captive. An offence under sections 365 and 494 of the IPC was registered at the Mumbra police station.
|2018-08-08||Thane stabbing: Probe to verify if cops made light of girl's complaint against killer - Times of India|
Thane stabbing: Probe to verify if cops made light of girl's complaint against killer Aug 8, 2018, 06:02 IST THANE: Three days after 20-year-old Prachi Zade was killed by her former lover Akash Pawar, Thane police chief Vivek Phansalkar launched an inquiry into the allegations that cops made light of her complaint against the accused in June. The state commission for women on Tuesday said that it will seek a detailed report on allegations that the collegian's complaint was not handled properly. Thane mayor Meenakshi Shinde too led a delegation of women corporators to the police commissioner, demanding a probe against the "guilty" police officials. DCP Avinash Ambure will probe the case and submit his findings in the case soon, the police commissioner said. Chairperson of the commission Vijaya Rahatkar said on Tuesday that there were allegations about a Kapurbawdi police station inspector having refused to lodge an FIR despite Zade's and her father's insistence on June 11. "We will check what was done by the police after the girl complained and will verify if the process of law was followed and appropriate actions were taken," said Rahatkar. On Saturday morning, Pawar stabbed Zade, a second-year BCom student, on the Eastern Express Highway in Thane. He then tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of moving vehicles but failed. Injured, he fled the spot and was arrested from Bhiwandi two hours later. The police said that Pawar and Zade were in a relationship and had broken up recently. On June 11, after he beat her up in a parking lot near her office in Kapurbawdi, Zade had complained to the police. "The incident clearly shows police are hostile towards women. We have been demanding that woman officers be appointed at each police station to deal with such complaints. Zade's murder should be an eye-opener. A woman who is harassed or stalked would be comfortable if a woman cop handles her case," Shinde said.
|2018-08-08||Woman molested in rickshaw in Thane, co-passenger held | Thane ... - Times of India|
Woman molested in rickshaw in Thane, co-passenger held Aug 8, 2018, 16:23 IST THANE: A 19-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a male co-passenger in a shared rickshaw in the city, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place late last night and the 29-year-old accused, Sagar Dumbre, was arrested in the wee hours today, police added. The complainant said that she had boarded the shared rickshaw at Gamdevi Maidan around 9.30 pm and was on her way to Chirag Nagar when Dumbre allegedly molested her, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. The woman lodged a complaint with Naupada police station, following which the accused was arrested around 1 am from his residence in Laxmi Nagar, she added. Dumbre was booked under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) by Naupada police. Further investigation is on.
|2018-08-08||Maratha quota agitation: Shutdown called off in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Parli on Thursday - Scroll.in|
Maratha quota agitation: Shutdown called off in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Parli on Thursday Only sit-in protests will be held in these cities. Updated Yesterday · 10:35 pm Organisers of the Maratha quota bandh have decided to exclude four cities – Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Parli – from the protest planned on Thursday, the Maharashtra Times reported. Only sit-in protests will be held in these cities. A symbolic, peaceful protest will be held outside the collectorate office in Bandra on Thursday. “It will be a peaceful protest where thousands of people will gather and submit a charter of demands to the collector,” Mumbai coordinator Nanasaheb Kute Patil said. Adequate police personnel have been deployment to ensure a peaceful bandh, ANI quoted Mumbai Police Public Relations Officer Manjunath Shinghe as saying. While organisers in Maharashtra’s Beed district have decided to pull out of the protest citing Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ promises, organisers from other districts of Maharashtra have decided to go ahead with the bandh, seeking a time-bound plan for quotas. “The community will go ahead with the agitation on August 9,” Sanjiv Bhor Patil, state coordinator from Ahmednagar said. “Marathas and their families will come out on the roads demanding reservations.” Advocate Santosh Suryarao, convenor for Thane district, said they did not accept the Chief Minister’s assurances of implementing reservations by November as the government has only given statements but done nothing so far. “Why is the youth of our community out on the streets? We are frankly frustrated by the statements made by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra,” he said. The organisers in Beed withdrew following Fadnavis’ televised address on Sunday, when he claimed all constitutional obligations in connection with granting reservations will be completed by November. “The state has accepted our demand that the recruitment drive be stayed,” said Abasaheb Patil, the state coordinator of the bandh from Beed district, according to the Hindustan Times. “The chief minister has also set a deadline to complete the procedures.” Schools and colleges shut in Pune In an order issued on Wednesday, Pune Collector Naval Kishore Ram said schools and colleges in the district would remain closed on Thursday. “Even if there is no untoward incident during the protest, roads might be blocked and we do not want students to be inconvenienced and parents to be anxious unnecessarily,” Ram told PTI.
|2018-08-07||Alert RPF constable saves passenger at Thane station - Free Press Journal|
Alert RPF constable saves passenger at Thane station Aug 07, 2018 08:54 am Mumbai: A 25-year-old labourer was rescued after he was trapped between a train and the platform at Thane railway station on Sunday. An alert railway police force (RPF) constable spotted him and asked passengers to pull the emergency chain, after which the man was pulled out safely. Brijesh Kumar from Uttar Pradesh, jumped off a moving Gorakhpur-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Superfast Express (12541) at 8.06 am, but fell into the gap between the train and the platform. RPF Constable Arun Kumar rushed to rescue him, but Brijesh was pulled along with the train. According to CCTV footage, Arun ran behind the train, all the while asking passengers to pull the emergency chain. The train stopped 50 metres ahead, after which Arun and other commuters pulled Brijesh out. Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, Central Railway, said “We are proud to have such heroes in central railway as this is the third time the constable has saved passengers. We will be rewarding Arun for his presence of mind.”
|2018-08-07||Maharashtra: Major from Thane killed in Kashmir encounter - Free Press Journal|
Maharashtra: Major from Thane killed in Kashmir encounter Aug 07, 2018 09:03 pm Thane: Thane resident, Major Kaustubh P. Rane, was among four Army men killed in Tuesday’s encounter with terrorists near the Line of Control (LoC) in Bandipura, Jammu & Kashmir, official sources said. Major Rane (30) was the only son of his parents. He lived with his wife Kanika, their three-year-old son and parents Prakash Rane and Jyoti, a retired assistant headmistress of Utkarsh Mandir High School, at Malad in Mumbai. The Ranes have been living in Thane’s Mira Road town for over 25 years. Despite being the only son, he had opted for the Army around six years ago and was currently posted with the 36 Rashtriya Rifles. His wife and minor son are away at their native place in the Konkan region. The funeral will be finalised after Major Rane’s body was brought here. Maharashtra Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) President and legislator Kapil Patil condoled the death of Major Rane. The other martyrs are Vikramjit Singh of Haryana, Mandip Singh and Hameer Singh, both from Uttarakhand.
|2018-08-07||Pat Thane - The Conversation UK|
|2018-08-07||Fake bail surety racket: Manhunt launched to nab bogus guarantors - Times of India|
Fake bail surety racket: Manhunt launched to nab bogus guarantors Updated: Aug 7, 2018, 23:57 IST THANE: Investigators probing the fake bail surety racket have launched a manhunt to identify the bogus guarantors who helped around 150 crime accused to get bail from various courts in Thane, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai. The cops are in the process of initiating the procedure to cancel the bail of all the accused who have secured it with the help of fake guarantors. The police said that this seems to be a big racket and a probe is being carried out. The crime branch unit-4 had busted the racket with the arrest of six people. The accused used to allegedly fabricate documents and provide bogus guarantors to help the crime accused. According to a police official, the arrested six are part of a bigger cartel who used to arrange for sureties by luring people with money. The gang used to fabricate ration cards, tax receipts and Aadhar cards which were needed to be produced by a surety in court. “As per the rule, one person can be a guarantor only once. However, the preliminary probe revealed that the accused were guarantors for more than one crime accused as they used to forge documents,” said an official. The cops said that the bogus guarantors who stood in court would get only Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 as commission from the agents who took nearly Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per bail and the commission was shared. A senior police official said that it is a well-oiled cartel and the accused was working in tandem on the basis of agents spread across the courts. “They would identify the accused who have secured bail but did not have guarantors. Then they would convince the relatives of the crime accused that they will arrange for bogus guarantors but at a cost. Then they would start making the bogus documents such as ration cards and property tax and present them in court,” said the officer. The police said that in the next few days more arrests are likely to take place as they are minutely scrutinising the details of the leads that they have in the case.
|2018-08-07||Thane mayor, women leaders meet CP, demand probe against cops 'who showed leniency' - Times of India|
Thane mayor, women leaders meet CP, demand probe against cops who showed leniency Aug 8, 2018, 00:20 IST THANE: A delegation of women corporators, led by Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde, met the police commissioner to demand a probe against the police officials who were lenient with the complaint filed by murder victim Prachi Zade against her tomentor Akash Pawar before her death. “The incident clearly indicates that the police themselves are hostile towards the women victim. We have been demanding that women police officials be appointed in each police station to deal with complaints by women. Till date, there has been no movement by the police on our demand. The daylight murder of Zade should be an eye-opener for the police. A women who is harrassed or stalked would be more comfortable to talk about it and register an offence if a women police officer is handling her case,” said Shinde. Shinde also called on the grieving family of the victim at Kopri and assured them help and support to take the case against Pawar to its logical conclusion. “Women should not hesitate to come out and speak up. Should the police authorities ignore their complaints, the Shiv Sena would take up their case and urge all such harrassed women to approach us and we will take it up with the authorities,” she added. Meanwhile, police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar said an inquiry has been launched into the allegations of lapse of duty by the Kapurbwadi police in dealing with the complaint of the 20-year-old victim, who was stabbed to death by Pawar on Saturday. Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Avinash Ambure will probe the case and submit his findings in the case soon, said the police chief. Phansalkar added that all police stations have been ordered to contact the complainants of molestation, harrassment and eve-teasing cases and take a fresh review of the same. “Our officials will call up the women complainants and ask them to come to the police station at a time of their convenience. They will be asked if the threat continues and if the complainants declare that she is still being stalked or harrassed we will initiate legal action.” On Tuesday, the Naupada police station held a review meeting of the complainants and each police station has been directed to prepare a calendar to deal with these old complaints. Sangeeta Sethi, a resident of Ghodbunder Road, said, “Why is it that every time a crime has to take place for the authorities to beef up security and increase their vigilance. This lethargic nature of the police will keep many women from coming forward and registering complaints. In fact, the police should be so responsible that these women feel that there is a strong legal support system.”
|2018-08-07||Thane: 8 held for house break-ins, stolen items worth Rs 8L seized - Times of India|
Thane: 8 held for house break-ins, stolen items worth Rs 8L seized Aug 7, 2018, 22:39 IST THANE: The property cell of the crime branch has cracked house break-in cases in Thane and Mumbai with the arrest of a gang of eight burglars. The cops seized stolen booty worth Rs 7.85 lakh. DCP (crime) Deepak Devraj said that the police had received a tip-off that a notorious burglar, RajeshKumar Ghosh, was going to visit Mumbra-Kausa area. The cops then laid a trap. Senior inspector Mangesh Sawant, inspector Ravindra Vani and his team arrested Ghosh. During interrrogation, he gave the names of his aides Irfan Shaikh (23), Ashraf Shaikh (19), Mohammad Shaikh (23), Sonu Khan (22), Ankush Jadhav (38), Mohammad Choudhary (25) amd Ijaz Choudhary (28). The police said that the gang confessed to the crimes at Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Colaba . “We have recovered stolen booty worth Rs 7.85 lakh— which includes, 334 grams of gold, silver jewellery, two laptops and two bikes,” said N T Kadam, assistant commissioner of police. “We are verifying their involvement in any other crime or similar incidents,” said Sawant.
|2018-08-07||Thane: Engineer, 2 aides held for murder of daughter's friend - Times of India|
Thane: Engineer, 2 aides held for murder of daughter Aug 8, 2018, 00:03 IST THANE: A 47-year-old engineer working in UAE and his two aides were arrested by crime branch recently for the murder of a 26-year-old Korpi resident in July. His body was found lying alongside railway tracks at Khadavali, near Kalyan. Police said Surendra Mishra was in a relationship with a girl but her father Rajendra Tiwari opposed the alliance and plotted his murder. Tiwari and his aides persuaded Mishra to accompany them to Mulund to show him a rented flat.“Tiwari did not want his daughter to marry Mishra, so he, Bhaskar Naringkar and Ravi Choudhari took him out for drinks and after he was drunk, pushed him off a running train,” said a police officer. An accidental death report was registered. Police during interrogation found that Mishra was untraceable since July 14. As Mishra did not receive calls, the girl told his brother about it. When they failed to locate him, a case was registered by Naupada police. Based on technical details, two accused were tracked and caught two days back.
|2018-08-07||Two businessman siblings from Thane kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur traced, set free - United News of India|
Two businessman siblings from Thane kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur traced, set free Thane, Aug 7 (UNI) Two businessman brothers from Dombivli town of the district who had allegedly been kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia last week, have been set free. Based on a complaint lodged by the sister of the duo -- Kaustubh and Rohan, the officials in Indian Embassy at Kuala Lumpur filed a case of kidnapping of the duo who were on the business trip, the Thanecity police said on Tuesday. The duo were set free on Monday and are reportedly safe in Kuala Lumpur.They will return to India shortly. Other details about their kidnappers and as to how they were kidnapped and by whom were not immediately available.
|2018-08-07||Pat Thane - The Conversation UK|
|2018-08-06||Thane man hacks brother to death, held - The Hindu|
Thane man hacks brother to death, held UPDATED: AUGUST 06, 2018 04:19 IST A 21-year-old man allegedly hacked his elder brother to death over a monetary dispute in Thane, the police said on Sunday. The accused, Simon Patrao, was apparently angry with his elder brother Wilfred (36) for having withdrawn Rs. 20,000 from his bank account without his knowledge, Assistant Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni said. He allegedly killed Wilfred, who worked as a security guard, with a sharp weapon at their home in Bhayander on Saturday, the official said. Mr. Patrao, who is unemployed, then called his other brother in Dubai and told him about the incident. After that, he walked into the Navghar police station in Bhayander and confessed to the crime, Mr. Kulkarni said. The police recovered the body, with the head and limbs severed and packed in plastic bags, from the house. Some body parts were found stuffed in a plastic bag in the bathroom said. Mr. Patrao was arrested under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC.
|2018-08-06||Thane: 16-year-old girl raped by two 'friends'; accused arrested - Times of India|
Thane: 16-year-old girl raped by two 'friends'; accused arrested Aug 6, 2018, 16:14 IST THANE: Two men allegedly raped a 16-year- old girl after taking her out on the pretext of celebrating the Friendship Day here, a police official said on Monday. The accused, aged 18 and 22 years, were known to the victim, said Inspector VM Pawar of the Dombivili police station, adding both were arrested. The duo approached the girl last evening and asked her out to celebrate the Friendship Day. Since the teenager was known to them, she went out, he said. They took the girl on a two-wheeler to an abandoned room near a fish hatchery in Dombivili and allegedly raped her, Pawar said. The accused warned her of dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident and later dropped her near her home, he said. The victim lodged a complaint with the Dombivili police station following which the two were arrested, said the official. One of the accused, who is 22, is into fish hatchery business, while the other is a college student, he said. They were booked under the IPC section 376D (gangrape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), Pawar added.
|2018-08-06||Thane: Six held for helping 150 people secure bail using fake documents - The Indian Express|
Thane: Six held for helping 150 people secure bail using fake documents Police said the accused had cheated courts in Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Thane by using 45 original government authorised seals as well as duplicate ration cards and gram panchayat tax slips to seek bail. Published: August 7, 2018 2:33:54 am Six persons have been arrested in Thane for allegedly securing bail for 150 people by manufacturing fake documents and bail bonds. Police said the accused had cheated courts in Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Thane by using 45 original government authorised seals as well as duplicate ration cards and gram panchayat tax slips to seek bail. “They have managed to secure bail for nearly 150 people in last year with fake documents. We are getting details of all the people they have helped,” said an officer from Ulhasnagar police, which made the arrests between July 31 and August 3. “The names of the accused are being withheld as our investigation is still going on,” he added. “A photocopy shopowner from Bhiwandi has helped the gang… Also, they obtained fake tax slips from a shop in Ulhasnagar… They used to obtain blank formats from these shops and fill up the same with fake information, which was then sealed and laminated to make it look authentic,” said a senior officer. “We are rounding up people who… obtained the fake documents. We are also investigating if any lawyer is involved.”
|2018-08-06||Thane: 16-yr-old gangraped, 2 held - The Indian Express|
Thane: 16-yr-old gangraped, 2 held According to the police, the duo have been identified as Pratik (22) and Bhushan (18). “They were all friends. On Sunday, they asked the girl to accompany them for a Friendship Day treat. They took her to an empty house and raped her there multiple times,” an officer said. Published: August 7, 2018 2:05:52 am A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two men who took her out on the pretext of a “Friendship Day treat” on Sunday. The accused were arrested on Monday. According to the police, the duo have been identified as Pratik (22) and Bhushan (18). “They were all friends. On Sunday, they asked the girl to accompany them for a Friendship Day treat. They took her to an empty house and raped her there multiple times,” an officer said. “The accused threatened the girl and asked her not to speak about the incident,” the officer added. “The girl reached home late at night and was in trauma. She later told her parents who lodged a complaint,” the officer said. The accused were arrested on Monday morning, the police said. They have been remanded in police custody. “We have booked them under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Indian Penal Code. We are investigating further,” a senior officer said.
|2018-08-06||Thane: Health dept to distribute de-worming medicines at schools on Fri - Times of India|
Thane: Health dept to distribute de-worming medicines at schools on Fri Thane: Health dept to distribute de-worming medicines at schools on FriShrutika Sukhi | TNN | Updated: Aug 6, 2018, 23:53 ISTIllustration for representational purpose.THANE: In a bid to ensure that children do not suffer from low haemoglobin and malnourishment, the civic-health department will distribute de-worming medicines to children from all private and public schools on Friday. On the occasion of National Deworming Day on August 10, the health department will provide the medicines. “When a child does not wash his/her hands after playing, then the worms easily enter the body. We will cover 103 private schools, 141 civic schools and 472 anganwadis,” said Dr Ram Kendre, medical health officer. — Shrutika Sukhi Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Mobiistar - Who needs a laptop when one has this smartphone?Mobiistar IndiaOur newborn baby will die in front of us without your helpKETTOAmazon Business-GST Invoice & Bulk DiscountsAmazon SMEMore from The Times of India Kayan Dadyburjor speaks about his play 'Now'Nora Fatehi or Mandana Karimi: Who is hotter?Jay Soni makes his theatre debut with a romantic play From the WebMore From The Times of India Apartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeItne zyade returns! P2P Try kiya kya?FaircentUp to 25% off* on HP 21.5” FHD MonitorHP India1, 2 & 3 bhk apartments in Sarjapur road @42lakhsAssetz Property GroupMake money every day with Copy/Paste tasks like SameerCareer TimesBollywood actresses who married more than onceBeauty queen dies after gulping an entire bottle of vodkaGoodachariHitchcock and noir fans, this gangster comedy is for you!Super 30: Karishma Sharma may star opposite Hrithik Roshan more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-06||Thane stabbing: 'Cops just warned stalker though he threatened Prachi in their presence' - Times of India|
Thane stabbing: 'Cops just warned stalker though he threatened Prachi in their presence' Thane stabbing: 'Cops just warned stalker though he threatened Prachi in their presence'TNN | Aug 7, 2018, 05:11 ISTThane stabbing accused in police custody (File Photo)THANE: Outwardly she was confident, carefree and extremely friendly. In reality, 20-year-old Prachi Zade was thoroughly shaken. Her obsessive lover was unrelenting in stalking and threatening her in spite of her police complaint and his signing a personal bond before the police on June 11 saying he would stay away from her. The police, whom she had approached for protection and safety, chose to "mediate" and let him off with a "warning". Zade's worst fears held true last Saturday when she was stabbed to death on the road by her stalker. Akash Pawar (23) followed her on his motorcycle as she left her Kopri residence and midway on the highway directed her to pull over, then pushed her from her Kinetic two-wheeler and furiously stabbed her multiple times before and fled the spot. "A couple of days after my sister filed a complaint of assault and stalking with the Kapurbawdi police, Pawar had followed her to office," said Prachi's 22-year-old sister, Priya. "She was extremely frightened and would avoid spending time with friends. In fact, Prachi had informed me about his coercive behaviour and given a written complaint to the police as well." The state-level kabbadi player had curbed her socialising with friends and would rush home from office, said Priya. "My sister met him in college through some mutual friend," said Priya. "She had confided in me then that Pawar had proposed her but she was not ready for any relationship with him as he was extremely coercive. In April, I called Pawar over the phone and told him that he should stop pressurising her as Prachi was not interested. I told him very clearly that he should not even try to stay in touch with her. He had reluctantly agreed. However, he had turned obsessive and turned violent when he saw her talking with a group of friends outside the parking lot of her office on June 11." On learning of that attack, Prachi's father, Vikas, had rushed to Kapurbawdi and the two had approached the police. "He was extremely abusive and issued threats in front of the police," said a teary-eyed Vikas. "I was urging inspector K Karpe to register an FIR under IPC 354 as he showed all signs of violence and had been stalking her. I explicitly told inspector Karpe that should any harm come to my daughter he would be accountable. He took it very casually and was persuading me to calm down. Karpe failed in taking preventive action and it is because of his lapse in duty that my daughter is dead." The police say they had taken "adequate steps" by asking Pawar to sign a bond and initiating chapter proceedings against the Bhiwandi man. The family is determined to pursue the police handling of the case in court and demand disciplinary action against inspector Karpe. Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more City news in English and other languages.RELATED From around the web Mobiistar - Who needs a laptop when one has this smartphone?Mobiistar IndiaOur newborn baby will die in front of us without your helpKETTOAmazon Business-GST Invoice & Bulk DiscountsAmazon SMEMore from The Times of India Nora Fatehi or Mandana Karimi: Who is hotter?Super 30: Karishma Sharma may star opposite Hrithik RoshanBollywood actresses who married more than once From the WebMore From The Times of India Apartments in Bangalore at Rs.33 Lakhs.Pay just 1% & BookOzone Urbana PrimeItne zyade returns! P2P Try kiya kya?FaircentUp to 25% off* on HP 21.5” FHD MonitorHP India1, 2 & 3 bhk apartments in Sarjapur road @42lakhsAssetz Property GroupSix runners prepared for a 22-hour relay b/w Mumbai and PuneRED BULLBeauty queen dies after gulping an entire bottle of vodkaGoodachariKayan Dadyburjor speaks about his play 'Now'Hindi Song Yeh Jo Raat Hai (Lyrical) Avinash GuptaPak celebs who married cousins more from times of india CitiesDelhi news todayMumbai RainsBangalore RainsDelhi EarthquakeChennai RainsDelhi SmogDelhi PollutionMumbai FloodsHindi newsViewcomments
|2018-08-06||Case Against Thane Doctor For Throwing Hot Tea At Wife - NDTV|
Case Against Thane Doctor For Throwing Hot Tea At Wife The woman, a gynaecologist with a BMC hospital, suffered burn injuries to her chest and groin area following which she filed a police complaint. Updated: August 07, 2018 01:07 IST No arrest has been made in this connection Thane: A case has been registered against a doctor for allegedly throwing hot tea at his wife in Vartak Nagar area of Maharashtra's Thane district, the police said.The woman, a gynaecologist with a BMC hospital, suffered burn injuries to her chest and groin area following which she filed a police complaint, the official said.The woman, in her complaint, has stated that the couple, who were married 11 years ago and had two children, would have frequent quarrels.She had applied for divorce, which was pending in a court, and had also filed a criminal complaint against her husband in 2016 for harassing her, the official said. Advertisement "On Sunday morning, she wanted to accompany her husband to a programme but the latter got annoyed and threw hot tea on her," the official said quoting the complaint.He added that a case had been registered under section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code at Vartak Nagar police station.No arrest has been made in this connection, the official informed.
|2018-08-06||Thane man kills brother, body found with head, limbs severed: police - The Asian Age|
Thane man kills brother, body found with head, limbs severed: police Published: Aug 6, 2018, 2:07 pm IST Updated: Aug 6, 2018, 2:06 pm IST The accused was apparently angry with his elder brother for having withdrawn Rs 20,000 from the former's bank account without his knowledge. The accused was subsequently arrested and charged with murder and causing disappearance of evidence, police said. Thane: A 21-year-old man allegedly hacked his elder brother to death over a monetary dispute in Maharashtra's Thane, police said on Sunday. He then allegedly severed the head and limbs from his brother's corpse and packed them into different plastic bags, they added. The accused, Simon Patrao, was apparently angry with his elder brother Wilfred Patrao (36) for having withdrawn Rs 20,000 from the former's bank account without his knowledge, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni. He killed the victim, who worked as a security guard, at their home in Bhayander township on Saturday, by allegedly attacking him with a sharp weapon, the official said. The accused, presently jobless, then called up his other brother staying in Dubai to inform about the incident. After that, he walked into the Navghar police station in Bhayander and confessed to the crime, Kulkarni said. Based on his information, the police recovered the body, with the head and limbs severed and found packed in plastic bags, from their house, he said. Some of the body parts were also found stuffed in a plastic bag dumped in the bathroom, the official said. The accused was subsequently arrested and charged with murder and causing disappearance of evidence, he said, adding that further investigation was on.
|2018-08-05||Social media post was trigger for Thane girl killing: Cops - Times of India|
Social media post was trigger for Thane girl killing: Cops Akash Pawar has told police he was enraged to see his former girlfriend, Prachi Zade (20), talk with other men and comment on their social media posts after their break-up. Aug 6, 2018, 03:54 IST Thane stabbing accused in police custody.THANE: Akash Pawar has told police he was enraged to see his former girlfriend, Prachi Zade (20), talk with other men and comment on their social media posts after their break-up. This is why he planned to kill her, said investigators. An officer said, "Pawar read Zade's comment on a friend's photo and asked a common friend to translate it. He was so angry with the post that he could not sleep for a couple of days after that." The police said Pawar, a dropout, had planned the murder and had come with two knives on Saturday. "The attack was so brutal that the knife broke. It was found at the murder spot," said a police officer. The police found the other knife in Pawar's bike tool box and believe it was for back-up. Pawar was produced before a holiday court on Sunday and sent to police custody till August 10. Zade's father said no mercy should be shown to Pawar so that it acts as a deterrent. The family donated Zade's eyes before the last rites. "It was her wish," said her father Vikas Zade.
|2018-08-05||Thane: Dip in illegal travellers in coaches meant for disabled - Times of India|
Thane: Dip in illegal travellers in coaches meant for disabled Aug 6, 2018, 00:00 IST THANE: Awareness drives and surveillance of handicapped compartments in suburban trains has helped reduce the number of able-bodied commuters travelling in these reserved coaches in the last six months in Thane, records from the RPF have shown. As many as 362 able-bodied commuters were found travelling in the special coaches in June, which is a 25% drop from figures noted at the start of this year. The sixth coach from the CSMT-end of all 12 car coaches are reserved for handicapped passengers and cancer patients and travel by others is considered illegal. RPF records reveal the numbers have been shrinking since January except for a rise in March and June. The offenders are slapped with a Rs 500 penalty. “Despite railways allocating a small portion of the train, some general commuters want to deny us that space as well. We suffer inconveniences boarding or alighting from crowded trains due to this encroachment,” said a commuter. Meanwhile, general passengers say they don’t want to inconvenience physically challenged commuters but are forced to travel in these special coaches during peak hours when there is no space to even stand in normal coaches. “We have been keeping vigil over these coaches and this has proved a deterrant,” said inspector M R Pandav of Thane RPF.
|2018-08-05||Thane: Gatari feasting starts early this year - Times of India|
Thane: Gatari feasting starts early this year Aug 6, 2018, 00:00 IST THANE: Although the holy month of Shravan is set to kick off from next Sunday and Gatari Amavasya is to be observed on Saturday, Maharashtrian families across the lake city seem to have begun celebrations a week early this time. Revellers have started taking part in the tradition of binge drinking and feasting on non-vegetarian food almost six days early as many do not consume meat on Saturdays and some of the weekdays. “We had a grand party at home on Saturday and indulged in an array of non-vegetarian starters and other delicacies. We had called our near and dear ones and partied till late into the night. Since we will bring home Ganpati in the coming month, we abstain from consuming liquor and non-veg food,” said Aditya Deshpande, a resident of Panchpakhadi. A few youngsters were seen visiting pubs and resto-bars across the city, taking full advantage of the last weekend before Shravan. Devraj Shenoy (29), a resident of Naupada said, “My friends and I were on a pub hopping spree on Sunday and visited many places in Mumbai. My family is religious and follows Shravan strictly, conducting the fast and pujas every day. It has been left up to me if I want to follow the rituals.”
|2018-08-05||Pieces from crumbling Thane arch fall on pedestrians, cars - Mumbai Mirror|
Pieces from crumbling Thane arch fall on pedestrians, cars Updated: Aug 6, 2018, 03:00 IST A chunk fell from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Praveshdwar on to a car recently An arch constructed by the Thane Municipal Corporation on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg is in a state of dangerous disrepair. Pieces of plaster have been coming loose from the structure and falling on vehicles below. Last week, former MP from Mumbai North East, Sanjay Dina Patil, wrote to the Thane civic corporation to tackle the issue, and requested Mayor Meenakshi Shinde to initiate repairs to the arch on a priority basis. "This arch, near Modella check naka, is called the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Praveshdwar. A portion of the arch can collapse any time. I first thought it came under the jurisdiction of Mumbai, and informed the police, but when I realised it belongs to the Thane Municipal Corporation, we told the mayor last week," Patil said. A policeman posted at the naka said a portion of the arch had come loose and fallen on a car headed to Thane 10 days ago, damaging its windshield. However, the driver drove on without complaining, he said. After complaints about the arch reached the Thane civic headquarters, Mayor Shinde visited the spot on Saturday evening. Speaking to Mirror, she said, "It is true that parts of this arch are falling on passersby and vehicles, and it has become dangerous. We will get it repaired soon. It will not be a piece of crumbling infrastructure. The local corporator has been pursuing this since a long time." "This arch will have to make way for the Wadala-Thane metro, which will come up in the next few years, so we will have to demolish it then. As of now, I have asked the staff to repair it," Shinde said. She added that an autorickshaw union's members park their autos under the arch, where they have a stand. "These rickshaw drivers don't allow our TMC staff to carry out work. I have given clear instructions that if there is any obstruction from the rickshaw drivers, a police complaint must be filed with the local police for interfering with government work," she said. Shinde said she had also ordered the removal of illegal stalls around the arch. An officer from the traffic police said: "The Thane Municipal Corporation has constructed several archs at various entry points to Thane, but these are barely being maintained." "It is one thing if chunks [of the arch] fall on vehicles, but if they fall on people, someone can die. Our NCP group leader from Mumbai, Corporator Rakhi Jadhav, met BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta. Following this, Mehta spoke to Thane civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal, and asked him to do the needful," Patil said.
|2018-08-05||Cases of crime against women to be reviewed: Thane police chief - Times of India|
Cases of crime against women to be reviewed: Thane police chief Updated: Aug 6, 2018, 00:09 IST THANE: Police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar has ordered a detailed scrutiny of all non-cognisable complaints and FIRs concerning crime against women recorded at any of the 35 police stations in the Thane police commissionerate. “A dedicated police team will conduct a review of all the complaints of molestation, harassment and eve-teasing. We will look at the threat perception to the women and accordingly act on the case. If it merits admonition, the accused will be summoned to the police station and will be given an earful. Should the threat be more intense, we will initiate legal proceedings,” the city police chief told TOI. Phansalkar said in some cases where a non-cognisable complaint has been registered, we would consider converting it into an FIR if the situation warrants stiff action. The 1989 batch officer who has recently taken over as the city police chief informed that fresh complaints from women victims will be dealt strictly in a bid to curb such incidents. “I have sensitised all my officers to deal with such offenders strictly and necessary action will be taken if anyone is found flouting rules,” Phansalkar said.
|2018-08-05||July downpour saw 156 tree falls in city - Times of India|
July downpour saw 156 tree falls in city Aug 5, 2018, 23:42 IST Thane: Heavy monsoon showers and accompanying gusty winds seen last month uprooted as many as 156 full grown trees across the lake-city, data compiled by the civic disaster management cell has revealed. However, the number of tree falls seems to have dropped by more than 15% in comparison to the 214 tree falls that took place in the city last year. Civic officials attributed the drop to deforestation and the break in heavy rains and winds over the past two weeks. “While there were 156 tree falls in July this year, as many as 130 took place in the first 17 days. Thereafter, there were only 26 such incidents in the month. Similarly, 46 of the 56 tree branch falls took place in the first half of the month, especially during the heavy rains,” said a civic official. “During a downpour, the force of the winds and intensity of the rain puts a lot of pressure on trees. If a tree has already tilted, like many in the city, it is bound to yield to this pressure. In addition to answering to tree fall calls, we also have to look out for trees that are in dangerous conditions and are likely to fall during heavy rains,” said a civic official. Environmentalists here agree that while the intensity of the monsoon showers and winds plays a key role in the number of tree falls during monsoon season, they assert that the reason the trees are prone to crash is because of their foundation being weakened, thanks to years of concretisation and urbanisation. “The continuous process of construction taking place across the city has resulted in the soil around trees shrinking constantly. With there is lack of soil for its roots to hold onto or absorb water, these plants and trees also dry up and weaken over time. The slightest amount of rain or wind then knock them over,” said city-based environmental researcher Prasad Karnik. While external factors slowed down in the later part of July, it is bound to pick up in the coming weeks. Thee numbers are bound to shoot up when the monsoon intensifies this month, he added.
|2018-08-05||Thane leads in state in passion crimes - Times of India|
Thane leads in state in passion crimes Updated: Aug 6, 2018, 05:40 IST THANE: The daylight murder of 20-year-old Prachi Zade by a crazed former boyfriend in Thane has left citizens stunned and raised questions about the safety of women. On Saturday, 23-year-old Akash Pawar stabbed and killed Zade, a college student, who he had been dating till a couple of months ago. Zade had severed relations with him but Pawar had continued to harass her and her family had even approached police for help on June 11 citing a physical assault on her by the man. Pawar was then booked for a non-cognisable offence (in which no charges are invoked) and he was let off with a warning—no FIR was filed despite the constant mental stress and harm that he had caused her. Zade’s father now blames Thane police for their casual handling of the case saying the fact that Pawar was stalking and assaulting her was not taken into account. If anything, the incident serves to underscore the fact that the Mumbai region records a high incidence of crimes against women and requires proactive policing in such matters. The latest available figures of the state’s criminal investigation department (CID) indicate that Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai have had the highest rates of passion crimes. According to state CID figures, 265 women were killed in the state by spurned men in 2016 alone and the highest number were reported in Mumbai (10), followed by Thane (8) and Navi Mumbai (5). In 2015, the count was 277 and in 2014, it was 327. Recent cases that made news include 21-year-old collegian, Nikhil Bankar, stabbing his classmate on the staircase of Chetna College with a kitchen knife and then killing himself after their relationship went sour. In this case too, the girl and her mother had complained to college authorities and even lodged a police complaint about Bankar harassing and stalking her. In 2015, a 24-year-old man, Dipesh Dodhale had murdered his former girlfriend on the streets of Thane when he learnt that she had married another man. In such instances, police is not known to treat all complaints with the seriousness they deserve, showing an inclination for burking. “Often in harassment cases, police call the accused and warn them without lodging an FIR. In many cases, the woman’s family also shy away from registering a complaint and a non-cognisable offence is recorded,” says advocate Vivek Khemka. He says he always advises clients to insist that police lodge an official complaint. However, prosecution of crimes against women is given high priority, says a prosecutor in Bombay high court who did not wish to be named. In recent years, he said there has been more attention paid to such cases, which has resulted in convictions.
|2018-08-04||Woman stabbed to death in broad daylight in Thane - The Hindu|
Woman stabbed to death in broad daylight in Thane UPDATED: AUGUST 04, 2018 17:31 IST A 21-year-old woman was allegedly stabbed to death by an unidentified man near the Regional Transport Office (RTO) here this morning, police said. The incident took place around 10.30 am. The victim, Prachi Zade, was going on her two-wheeler when the accused stopped her near the RTO on the highway and stabbed her several times before fleeing from the spot. She died on the spot, police said. After being alerted about the incident, a police team rushed to the spot and the victim’s body was taken to the Government Civil Hospital for a post-mortem. Police have registered a case of murder and a search has been launched to nab the accused.
|2018-08-04||Thane road accident: Thane: 24-year-old biker killed in road mishap ... - Times of India|
Thane: 24-year-old biker killed in road mishap Updated: Aug 4, 2018, 23:39 IST THANE: A 24-year-old biker was crushed to death after he collided with a tanker and came under its rear wheels near Balkum circle on Saturday. The police said that Deepak Benbasi was heading towards Thane from Bhiwandi. He was trying to overtake the tanker and possibly slipped and came under the rear wheels of the heavy vehicle. Passersby came to the aide of the youngster who was bleeding profusely. However, before Benbasi could be rushed into a nearby hospital he is said to have gone cold. The tanker driver fled from the spot after the incident. A Kapurbawdi police official said the tanker has been seized and they will soon nab the driver. “We are in the process of speaking to people who have witnessed the accident. We will also check the CCTVs located in the area to help us to nab the accused.” The police has registered a case against the accused driver under Sections 304 (a) for causing death due to negligence, (279) for rash driving on a public roads and (338) for causing grievous hurt and injuries of the Indian Penal Code.
|2018-08-04||Thane municipal corporation: TMC relaxes fire NOC rules for ... - Times of India|
TMC relaxes fire NOC rules for medical units Aug 4, 2018, 23:42 IST Thane Municipal Corporation office (File Photo)THANE: The civic-administration has eased the norms concerning the fire NOC and change of user (COU) required for renewal of registration of nursing homes, clinics and maternity hospitals operating from residential premises. All such medical care units were ordered by the TMC to submit fire NOC and COU within 10 days of submitting their proposal for renewal of registration of their premises. “However, following the intervention by guardian minister Eknath Shinde, the TMC formed a new policy in July 2018 which stated that fire NOC is not required when applying for renewal of our old registration,” said Dr. Dinkar Desai, president of IMA Thane. The doctors stated that now they have ample time to submit the COU as there is no more a deadline of 10 days and even there is no risk that their registrations will be cancelled. The IMA doctors had reached out for help to Eknath Shinde and had even written letters to the TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal regarding the matter after which the whole confusion got resolved.
|2018-08-04||Ailing retired banker 'leaps to death' off Thane building terrace - Times of India|
Ailing retired banker 'leaps to death' off Thane building terrace A 72-year-old was found dead in a pool of blood on the floor of his high-rise in Brahmand Complex in Thane on Friday. Aug 5, 2018, 03:22 IST THANE: A 72-year-old was found dead in a pool of blood on the floor of his high-rise in Brahmand Complex in Thane on Friday. A preliminary police probe indicates that the deceased, Prabhakar Bodade, could have committed suicide from the terrace of the building, Kabra Galaxy. Bodade, a retired banker, lived with his son, daughter-in-law and a spinster daughter. He is said to be ailing for some time and was undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection. On Saturday, the senior citizen had lunch around 2.30 pm and then told his relatives that he was going for a walk. When he did not return after 40 minutes, they started to look for him. Police inspector Naseer Kulkarni said that after lunch, Bodade had taken the keys to the terrace from the security guard. "As he was the society chairman, the watchman handed the keys to him. About half-an-hour later, a thud was heard and residents saw his body lying on the ground." At the time of the incident, his family members and other relatives who had come to meet Bodade were at home. "Bodade had been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection last month and had not been keeping well ever since. Though the family seems to be well off, he felt he was adding to the pressure on his son and daughter," said Kulkarni. Although residents rushed to help Bodade, he died on the spot.
|2018-08-04||thane traffic jam: Traffic snarl from Teen Haath Naka till Anand Ng ... - Times of India|
Traffic snarl from Teen Haath Naka till Anand Ng toll naka leave motorists fuming Updated: Aug 4, 2018, 23:40 IST THANE: Potholes have become the order of the day in the city and motorists have to bear the brunt of it. Motorists driving in and out of the lake city had a harrowing time on Saturday morning after they were stuck in traffic for hours together at Teen Haath Naka. Vehicles were moving at a snails pace and the traffic was right up till Anand Nagar toll naka. Motorists travelling to Thane from Mumbai were also not spared as there was traffic on the other opposite lane as well. The jam began at 11am and went up till 2pm. Motorists took over an hour to complete a 1.5km journey due to the jam. “It was a nightmare sitting inside the cab for over an hour as there was no way to avoid the traffic. A huge line of trucks entering the city blocked the access roads and the narrow Kopri bridge added to the choas. One could not even take a detour or use the service road on the opposite lane as even those lanes were jammed,” said Jennifer Fernandes who was travelling from Mumbai to Thane on Saturday morning. Officials from the traffic police department said that the vehicular movement had slowed down due to the pothole-ridden roads. Even the pothole filling up work which was underway was affected due to the traffic jam, an official said. “Due to the potholes, motorists had to manoeuvre their vehicles slowly. To add to the motorists woes, the road repair work was also taking place. So, major portion of the road was occupied by these workers. The filling up of potholes on the Teen Haath Naka flyover led to opening up of only one lane for traffic. We had asked the authorities to carry out work on Saturday and Sunday as there is less vehicular traffic and schools, colleges and most offices are closed. But as the Mumbra bypass is shut, heavy vehicles use the internal city routes to commute, due to this the traffic flow has increased,” said Vinod Shinde, sub-inspector at the traffic department.
|2018-08-04||Thane: Shiv Sena corporator Sarika Jadhav's husband arrested in extortion racket - Free Press Journal|
Thane: Shiv Sena corporator Sarika Jadhav’s husband arrested in extortion racket Aug 04, 2018 06:51 am Mumbai: The Thane police on Thursday arrested Shiv Sena corporator’s husband and his brother for allegedly extorting money from a builder in Kalyan. Both were produced in a Kalyan court and remanded to police custody. Police said that the accused identified as Satish Jadhav, husband of Sarika Jadhav, who is a corporator from the Bhagwan Nagar area in Kalyan east, and his brother Jugnu Jadhav were arrested on Thursday.Anti-Extortion Cell officials said that the two had demanded extortion money of Rs 2 lakh from the complainant, Vinod Pawase, a builder, who had constructed an illegal mobile tower on his building. The police said, “Satish made a demand for Rs 3 lakh, which was later settled for Rs 2 lakh.” However, the duo continued to demand money by threatening him, so the victim lodged a complaint with the police. The accused were called to Kalyan on the pretext of collecting money on Thursday evening. The AEC laid a trap and nabbed them while accepting Rs 2 lakh from the complainant.The duo were booked under IPC Sections 384 (extortion), 385 (putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and 387 (putting a person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion), the police said, adding that further investigation into the case is on.
|2018-08-04||Thane: Youth stabs ex-girlfriend to death, held in 2 hours - Times of India|
Thane: Youth stabs ex-girlfriend to death, held in 2 hours Updated: Aug 5, 2018, 05:50 IST The victim’s family had approached the police in the past after the accused (in picture) had assaulted her. THANE: A 20-year-old college student was stabbed to death in broad daylight on Saturday by her former boyfriend who fled from the crime spot on the Eastern Express Highway in Thane only to be arrested two hours later from Bhiwandi’s Narpoli area some 15km away. The victim’s family had approached the police in the past after the accused had assaulted her. Kapurbawdi police had intially filed a non-cognisable offence and after the girl had insisted on action, initiated chapter case proceedings against the accused. She had recently broken off the three-year relationship. Prachi Zade, a second-year-BCom student, who worked part-time as an assistant at a popular wedding portal, was headed to work at 10.30am on her two-wheeler when a bike-borne Akash Pawar (23) waylaid her, pushed her on the road and stabbed her till she collapsed. Medical reports reveal that she suffered nine deep stab wounds. No onlookers came to her rescue. The murder weapon was found next to her. After stabbing her, the accused tried to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of vehicles zooming on the highway but failed and fell on the road and got injured. He then fled from the spot, said a senior police officer. After he fled, some of the onlookers took her to a private hospital where she died after admission. Zade and Pawar were classmates in junior college. Pawar, who dropped out after Class XII, used to take contracts for home interior works. A senior police official said, “The two were in a relationship for a few years. Things, however, turned sour around three months ago and she broke up with him. But Pawar continued to stalk her and even tortured her. On one occasion, on June 11, on seeing her speaking to a male friend, Pawar approached Zade from behind and kicked and fisted her.” Zade had rushed to the Kapurbawdi police then and reported the violence and demanded action against Pawar. Her father Vikas told TOI: “Police had initated chapter case proceedings under Section 107 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) and we thought that was the end of her ordeal.” However, on Saturday, he followed her from her residence in Kopri and as she neared the road opposite the RTO office, he intercepted her and stabbed her. Several Naupada police teams were formed to hunt down the accused and a naka bandi was enforced and vehicles searched. Pawar was held and brought to Naupada police station. Police said they have just taken him into custody.
|2018-08-03||Thane youth kidnap case: Lawyer's name crops up - Hindustan Times|
Thane youth kidnap case: Lawyer's name crops up Police suspect that the man might have been killed. They learnt that the man was badly beaten up by the accused Updated: Aug 04, 2018 00:33 IST A day after two people were arrested for kidnapping a 26-year-old man, an advocate’s name cropped up in the case. Surendra Mishra went missing on July 14 from Thane. He had been in a relationship with a woman for the past seven years. On Thursday, the police arrested the woman’s father Bhaskar Naringkar, 67, a retired BEST employee, and Ravi Ashok Choudhary, 34, a plumber. The police learnt that the man was called to Thane on July 14 to see a rented house. Two people took him in a car and he is untraceable since then. The woman and Mishra’s brother lodged a complaint and the arrests were made. Three accused a still absconding — one of them is the woman’s relative who is in Dubai. The Thane crime branch added the advocate’s name in the accused list. The police said he had egged the family to kidnap the man. Police suspect that the man might have been killed. They learnt that the man was badly beaten up by the accused. The advocate has got interim bail till August 6. On Friday, the police took the accused to the spot from where Mishra went missing. On July 14, Mishra and his girlfriend had gone Mumbai and while coming back to home Mishra got a call where he was told over giving room on rent and minimum cost. His girlfriend got down at Mulund railway station and after he got down at thane railway station he was called by the accused at Teen haath naka from there he was told to sit in car and was taken to Kopri. After that night Mishra phone was not reachable and also not seen thereafter. The police said the woman’s family were against the relationship and decided to kidnap Mishra. Mishra’s uncle Ramesh Dubey, 49, came to Thane from Uttar Pradesh after he got the news of the kidnap. He said, “The advocate advised the family to kidnap Surendra. The accused have been arrested but there is no trace of Mishra.
|2018-08-03||Thane: 25 people hospitalised after eating Chinese fried rice - Mid-Day|
Thane: 25 People Hospitalised After Eating Chinese Fried Rice Aug 03, 2018, 15:30 IST Food-related sickness is not a rare case in the country. A recent scenario reportedly had 25 customers falling prey to food poisoning At least 25 people were hospitalised for suspected food poisoning after eating at a food joint in Shahpur of Thane district, police said. The incident occurred at Khardi-Shirol village last evening. After consuming Chinese fried rice at the Thane restaurant, at least 25 customers complained of giddiness and stomach pain and were then hospitalised. All of them were discharged after treatment. Police have collected food samples from the joint and sent to the forensic lab, an official said, adding that probe was on.
|2018-08-03||Flats, shops sealed in bldg after plaster collapse - Times of India|
Flats, shops sealed in bldg after plaster collapse Updated: Aug 3, 2018, 22:46 IST Thane: Four flats and six commercial shops located at the four-storeyed Jai Laxmi building in Lokmanya Nagar were sealed and all 15 residents evacuated to safety after a portion of a ceiling plaster collapsed late on Thursday. Officials of the regional disaster management cell said the incident occurred on the third floor residence of Rekha Singh and Mithu Mandal. All the residents were asked to step out of the 25-year-old building to avert any disaster. Santosh Kadam, chief of the disaster management cell, said, “When we arrived at the spot we realized that there are a lot of cracks in the pillars of the houses located on the third and fourth floor of the building. Since it would have been risky for the residents to stay there any longer, we had to evacuate them and sealed four rooms on the two particular floors. We even sealed the commercial shops below to be on a safer side. After the debris was cleared, we called the concerned engineers for further investigations.” The building which consists of total 18 flats falls in the C2B category, which means it requires immediate repair work. Recently, an illegal building in Bhiwandi, which was not even named collapsed killing one and injuring eight.
|2018-08-03||Cancelled cheque used in Rs 40000 fraud - Times of India|
Cancelled cheque used in Rs 40,000 fraud Aug 3, 2018, 06:16 IST THANE: A resident of Naupada in Thane was robbed of Rs 40,000 by someone who misused his cancelled cheque to withdraw funds from his bank. Police said the cheats used to pose as bank agents and after securing cancelled cheques successfully erase the parallel lines and misuse the cheque for a transaction. “In this case, the victim had applied online to a few banks for a personal loan of Rs 5 lakh. He received a call from a person who identified himself as Kunal and claimed that he was commissioned by the bank to complete the procedure to sanction the loan amount. The victim was made to fill up a few forms and was asked to issue two cancelled cheques,” a police officer said. It is learnt that though the victim had drawn parallel lines and written cancelled on the cheques, one of them was misused to withdraw cash from his account. “The conman managed to erase the words ‘cancelled’ and instead put an amount of Rs 40,000 payable to one Sarjot Jain. It was only when the cash was withdrawn and a message flashed on his cellphone announcing the transaction did he realised that the cheque had been misused,” the police officer said. When the victim rushed to the bank, he was informed of the withdrawal and the details of his cheque. Repeated attempts to contact Kunal failed as the phone was switched off. A case has been registered at Naupada police station.
|2018-08-03||Nod for Ganesh pandals go online in Thane, Kalyan - Daily News & Analysis|
Nod for Ganesh pandals go online in Thane, Kalyan Updated: Aug 3, 2018, 06:50 AM IST To simplify the process of seeking permission to erect Ganesh pandals in Thane and Kalyan area, the two municipal corporations have gone digital as far as permissions are concerned. Ganesh mandals in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli can now apply online and obtain approvals or permissions for erecting pandals. “Ganesh mandals can apply for online permissions three weeks prior to Ganeshotsav,” said Prasad Thakur, public relations officer, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC). Earlier, Ganesh mandals had to visit various offices like the fire department, traffic police, KDMC, etc to get NOCs (no objection certificate) from each of them. “But now they have to submit the application online on our website www.kdmc.gov.in, which will forward it to concerned authorities and then give the final approval online,” Thakur further said. Even for the offline applications, the civic body has started a one window policy at its ward offices in Kalyan and Dombivli from where mandals can get permissions. Ganesh mandals in Thane can apply for permission to erect pandals at Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)’s website: ww.thanecity.gov.in. It will be mandatory for the mandals to put up the permission given by the TMC and the KDMC outside their pandals during the 10-day-long Ganeshotsav. The KDMC has formed four squads to ensure that mandals do not dig roads to put up the pandals. The errant mandals will be fined and asked to bear the cost of road repairs in case they damage it. SO EASY TO SEEK Ganesh mandals in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli can now apply online and obtain approvals or permissions for erecting pandals Earlier, they visited offices like the fire dept, traffic police, KDMC, etc to get NOCs KDMC has formed 4 squads to ensure mandals don’t dig roads to put up the pandals.
|2018-08-03||Man running to catch train at Thane station falls on tracks, hurt - Hindustan Times|
Man running to catch train at Thane station falls on tracks, hurt It’s the fifth train accident between Dombivli and Thane stations in four days. Updated: Aug 04, 2018 00:01 IST A 38-year-old man running to catch a local train at Thane station suffered severe injuries to his leg after he slipped and fell on the tracks and came under the moving train on Thursday night. The accident took place around 8.45pm when Mukund Laxman Bhalerao was running to board the Karjat-bound fast train on platform no. 5 at Thane station. “The victim was taken to Thane Civil hospital. On?Friday, he was shifted to Sion Hospital in Mumbai. He lives in Kalam taluka in Karjat and his family has been informed about the incident. He is in a stable condition,” said an official from Thane Government Railway Police, who did not wish to be named. “He slipped and fell in the gap between two compartments of the train.” This is the fifth train accident to have taken place between Dombivli and Thane stations in the past four days.
|2018-08-03||Traffic hit for 8 hrs on TB Road as container topples - Times of India|
Traffic hit for 8 hrs on T-B Road as container topples Aug 3, 2018, 22:40 IST Navi Mumbai: A container trailer toppled after crashing into the boundary wall of Ghansoli flyover while negotiating potholes at Thane-Belapur (T-B) road on Friday at 7am. Fortunately, no casualties were reported. The vehicle toppled, disrupting traffic movement for around eight hours. The Rabale traffic police had to deploy three hydraulic cranes to lift the heavy vehicle. The vehilce had to be dismantled as it was heavy. The driver escaped without any injuries. A major mishap was averted as the container toppled on the side where no vehicle was passing. If it had to fall on the paralled road, then it would hit a passing vehicle which could have proven fatal. Rabale traffic inspector Tanveer Shaikh said, “The consignment loaded container trailer was coming from Panvel towards Dahanu, along Thane-Belapur road. Around 7am when it reached Ghansoli flyover, the driver probably got confused whether to take the flyover or not. The road was also riddled with potholes due to which the driver lost control of the vehicle and it toppled.” A traffic cop said, “The Thane-Belapur road, especially from Kopar Khairane till Mahape junction, bears a lot of traffic snarls every day. This takes place due to traffic diversion for the overhauling of Mumbra bypass road by the PWD. There has been a delayed in the completion of road repairs and the next deadline is August 31. The work was supposed to be completed by end of June. Despite deployment of additional traffic cops to streamline the increasing vehicular flow, the traffic cops have to face angry motorists who get stuck in snarls.” Another traffic constable said, “The pothole stretch on Thane-Belapur road is causing a lot of jam. Despite repeated complaints to the NMMC, the civic body has failed to resolve the problem. Also, the Patni road stretch is in a terrible state as even the MIDC has failed to maintain the road which is pockmarked. As heavy vehicles heading towards Thane are being diverted from Airoli along Patni road to reach Thane to bypass Kalwa junction due to the flyover work, there is severe traffic congestion on MIDC road as well.” A civil engineer from Airoli said, “The internal Patni road does not have heavy load bearing capacity and hence the continuous plying of heavy motor vehicles has caused potholes at various places. Also, the sewerage system which passes under Patni road needs to be overhauled as the road can be seen sinking at several places and it can cave-in if corrective measures are not taken by MIDC immediately.” MIDC executive engineer (Thane Division-1) S R Patil said, “Recently, MIDC and NMMC officials had a meeting and it was decided to hand over the maintenance of Patni road to the NMMC. Hence, the maintenance of Patni road is still under dispute whether it has to be done by NMMC or MIDC.” NMMC city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar was unavailable for comment.
|2018-08-03||Thane: Two arrested for opening fire in bid to rob jeweller - Free Press Journal|
Thane: Two arrested for opening fire in bid to rob jeweller Aug 03, 2018 11:44 am Thane: Two men, who allegedly opened fire in a bid to rob a jeweller at Dombivli in the district, were caught by people and handed over to the police, an officer said today. The accused- Gopal Yadav (21) and Vikas Singh (20)- were later placed under arrest for the incident that took place late last night, the officer from Tilak Nagar police station said. According to police, the jeweller was going home after closing the shop at 10 pm when the accused came there and opened fire with the intention of robbing him of his belongings. The jeweller’s assistant, who was with him, raised an alarm. Hearing him, people in the neighbourhood caught the duo and thrashed them. They later handed over the accused to the police. The duo was booked under sections 397 (robbery, or dacoity, with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), 307 (attempt to murder), 341 (wrongful restraint), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and the Arms Act.
|2018-08-03||Thane: Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for raping minor in 2015 - Free Press Journal|
Thane: Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for raping minor in 2015 Aug 03, 2018 11:47 am Thane: A 28-year-old man from Mumbra in the district has been sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment by a special court here for raping a minor in 2015. Special POCSO court judge P P Jadhav recently convicted Shabbir Mulani and also slapped a fine of Rs 30,000 on him. He was found guilty under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 312 (causing miscarriage), and also under section 4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused is a contractor in the business of making imitation jewellery and used to give the contract of making jewellery to women in the locality. Prosecutor Vivek G Kadu, who appeared for the prosecution, told the court that the victim who resided in the vicinity used to collect material from Mulani’s unit for the assembly of jewellery. On May 20, 2015 the accused called the victim, who was 17 years old then, to his unit for packing the jewellery. When she came, he sexually assaulted her, the prosecution said. Two months later, the victim was admitted to a hospital due to some health issues. During her check-up, doctors found her to be two months pregnant. When Mulani got to know about it, he reached the hospital and forced her to take pregnancy termination pills. As a result, the victim suffered a miscarriage. Till that time, the victim had not disclosed about the sexual assault as the accused had given threats to her, the prosecution told the court. She later told her ordeal to her family members, following which a complaint was lodged against Mulani and further action was taken.
|2018-08-03||'City areas look cleaner after residents give up on plastic' - Times of India|
City areas look cleaner after residents give up on plastic Aug 3, 2018, 22:39 IST Thane: Citizen activists of Thane city claim that 20 per cent of the streets and public places in the city look much cleaner thanks to the drop in plastic materials. The nullahs are getting lesser choked as earlier the plastic waste would pollute city nullahs and street sides. While most admit that much needs to be done to achieve the goal of a plastic-free city, city activists believe that the mindset of citizens is slowly changing and the city is on the right track with regards to ban on plastic. Dr Mahesh Bedekar, a resident, said, “I have noticed that every person agrees with the plastic ban and there is a feeling of responsibility towards the future of the city. The change may not happen immediately and will take time, but it will happen. I can say safely that at least 20 per cent of the streets and public places across the city are cleaner and livelier thanks to the ban on plastic. If there is continuous awareness, even a single person can help change the mindset of four others.” Despite the heavy rains that lashed the city in July, the nullahs in Kalwa did not clog, which otherwise would have due to heaps of plastic carry bags being dumped rampantly by residents. A civic official from the Kalwa ward, said, “Since the government has banned plastic there has hardly been any littering in the nullahs and drains. After we had conducted our annual pre-monsoon nullah-cleaning drive we went back for a visit to some of the drains. We were surprised to see that the plastic waste thrown has reduced by a considerable amount.” While citizens of Thane and its neighbouring suburbs are breathing a clearer air than a few months ago, the ones in Diva are facing a tough time as the banned material is still being carelessly dumped in the drains on a regular basis. “When the civic administration had conducted raids at numerous shops in the city initially as the ban kicked in, citizens were scared and had stopped using polythene bags. Sadly then the bureaucracy neglected our area and things resumed back to normal. Our drains are flooded with plastic wrappers, polythene bags, bottles, etc openly being used by the residents,” said Adesh Bhagat, a Diva resident. However, in some slum areas of the city the situation is slightly bad as the dwellers are forced to throw their waste in the drains claiming that there is no regular waste collection by the civic administration. “As the civic body garbage vans do not regularly visit our areas, we are forced to throw waste from our homes in the drains. We know that this is a bad practice and that we are prone to diseases due to this, but how long can we keep the waste accumulated in our homes? We anyway have space crunch and the civic body has been neglecting slum areas. Garbage collection in our areas is not regular which is why drains here will get choked as we have no other source of waste disposal,” said Lakshmi Bhandari, a slum deweller from Majiwada. I have noticed that every person agrees with the plastic ban and there is a feeling of responsibility towards the future of the city.
|2018-08-03||Rain set to intensify after a week in city - Times of India|
Rain set to intensify after a week in city Aug 3, 2018, 22:26 IST Thane: Temperature in the lake city turned a tad cooler on Thursday following sudden showers over the last two days, which are set to intensify into heavy rains from August 10. Weathermen claimed that the warm and humid conditions experience by Thaneites for the last 10 days will continue till August 10 after which the second phase of monsoon will hit the city. While residents living in various pockets of the city have been experiencing high humidity levels because of the lack of even a slight drizzle coupled with the ongoing evaporation levels, rainfall across various parts of the city on Tuesday and Wednesday night brought a wave of cheer across many such homes. Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at skymetweather, said, “Over the past fortnight, the north Konkan region received extremely scanty rain showers because all the three weather systems that basically were creating and bringing the monsoon weather systems had faded away.” He added, “Over the past two days, there has been a steady strengthening of an off shore trough, which is a cluster of monsoon clouds over the west coast. Due to this, rains will increase further in this region on Friday and these isolated rainfalls will continue through the week thereafter. The monsoon is expected to intensify considerably by August 10.” Weathermen asserted that this rise in showers and clearing of the skies will lead to a decrease in the prevalent temperature and high humidity levels. “Due to the lack of rain and growing heat, evaporation levels increased and humidity levels soared last week. With the rain clouds set to arrive soon, Thane city and adjoining areas could experience a cooler weather,” added Palawat. Humid conditions, however, caused uneasiness for most citizens. “We live near the creek area and though there was no scorching heat these days, the weather was turning uncomfortable. Usually we leave the windows open during the lighter rain showers in July, August and September because the air is so cool and pleasant. However, these days, we have had to shut the windows during the day and turn the air conditioning on,” said Anuj Sahai, a Saket resident. Over the past two days, there has been a steady strengthening of an off shore trough, which is a cluster of monsoon clouds over the west coast. Due to this, rains will increase further in this region on Friday and these isolated rainfalls will continue through the week thereafter. The monsoon is expected to intensify considerably by August 10.
|2018-08-03||Thane Resident Arrested For Kidnapping, Killing Child - NDTV|
Thane Resident Arrested For Kidnapping, Killing Child According to police, Mr Kumar abducted the child to teach the latter's father a lesson, as he had once beaten up Mr Kumar for coming to his home drunk. Updated: August 03, 2018 10:47 IST THANE: A 20-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly abducting and killing a seven-year-old boy in Thane district, police said. The child, identified as Shivam Razak, had gone missing from outside his residence in Buvapada last evening, a police official said. His body was found this morning in a jungle with head smashed, police said. Police picked up one Arjun Kumar from Ambernath, after the deceased's family named him as a suspect. Mr Kumar was known to the family of the victim. According to police, Mr Kumar abducted the child to teach the latter's father a lesson, as he had once beaten up Mr Kumar for coming to his home drunk. Mr Kumar allegedly took the child with him, when he came out of his house to buy some grocery, police said. Further probe is underway.
|2018-08-03||Schools go green: Preparations on for eco-friendly Rakhi, Ganeshotsav - Times of India|
Schools go green: Preparations on for eco-friendly Rakhi, Ganeshotsav Aug 3, 2018, 22:41 IST Thane: With the season of festivals fast approaching, city schools have already begun planning and implementing various environmentally conscious initiatives for their students to drive in the message of eco-friendly celebrations. Be it making rakhis out of paper recycled in their school premises or learning to make clay Ganpati idols, academicians here are equipping their pupils with green skills for each and every upcoming festival. “We use every festival or national or international event to teach our students to participate in small actions that help the environment. Children are excited about celebrating festivals and adding their own touch, so we decided to use this to explore the ideas of eco-friendly celebrations,” said Ranjini Krishnaswami, director of city-based Billabong School and Dosti Foundation School. “This Raksha Bandhan, our students will not only learn how to use simple naturally available material like leaves and threads, used paper and colours to create their own rakhis, but also get a chance to make one themselves and tie these rakhis to their brothers. Our craft teachers have already discussed some unique ideas,” she added. Some schools have gone a step beyond and purchased green technology to drive home the message of an eco-friendly celebration of festivals. Speaking about the string of initiatives lined up for their students, principal of St. Xavier’s School Janhavi Rai said, “We recently purchased a recycling machine in our school and with the help of city based environmental NGO R-Nisarg, we are not only teaching our students how to recycle paper, but also make Rakhis out of this paper. We will also be showing them how to place a plant’s seed inside to create the currently trending seed rakhis.” “Activities like these imbibe a sense of responsibility towards nature in children. Studying in a green and zero waste school which practices these green ideas instead of just preaching them helps students develop a strong connect with environment,” she added. “Through these Ganpati making workshops we can actually see how students develop a sense of pride in the idols they many, and insist that their families use their clay idols,” Rai added.
|2018-08-03||Green knot: Get personalised, seed rakhis to make the festival special - Times of India|
Green knot: Get personalised, seed rakhis to make the festival special Aug 3, 2018, 22:27 IST Thane: With the festival of Rakshabandhan around the corner, many youngsters have already started browsing and purchasing unique and fashionable rakhis for their beloved brothers from an array of e-commerce portals. As opposed to a few years ago when the traditional rakhi designs depicted with a symbol of Ganpati, swastik or Om would be flooded in the city markets, the trend seems to be changing this year with many opting for trendy and funky designs. From rakhis adorned with different beards, moustache styles to slang words commonly used by the youngsters, the contemporary fashion stuff is selling like hot cakes particularly in the online market. Aasha Naik, a city-based e-tailer said, “This year we have started selling rakhis which has a picture of a moustache, beard, different hair styles etc. We even have some funky and offbeat designs wherein slang words like ‘swag bro’, ‘cool dude’ is scripted on the thread. The youngsters including several school children are purchasing these rakhis from our website which costs anywhere from Rs 200-450.” The environmentally conscious denizens, on the other hand are opting for the seed rakhis or the biodegradable rakhis which are also in trend this season. “I went to an exhibition last week and saw something called as a seed rakhi made by the villagers of Western Maharashtra. They explained to me that whenever the person wishes to take off the rakhi they merely have to cut open the thread and plant the seed after which it would germinate into saplings. I am planning to buy such a rakhi for my brother,” said Aasma Rao, a resident of Ghodbundar Road. Apart from merely buying a rakhi, some are even purchasing a bouquet from online portals which consists of chocolate hampers, soft toys etc.
|2018-08-02||Thane: Snake in CSMT-bound local train - The Indian Express|
Thane: Snake in CSMT-bound local train Commuters claimed that the snake must have been in the train from the beginning and accused the railway authorities of not cleaning empty coaches properly, the authorities dismissed the claim. Updated: August 3, 2018 3:23:48 am A snake inside a CSMT-bound local train led to chaos in the coach on Thursday morning. The snake was later released on the tracks by some commuters, before authorities could reach the spot, sources said. Titwala resident Sanjay Gurav, who works in an IT firm in Vikhroli, said the green snake was spotted by a passenger right before the train entered Thane station. “The train was CSMT bound. It stopped a little ahead from where it was supposed to, as someone had pulled the chain,” he said. The snake was spotted while it was trying to climb a handle-bar near the door of a first-class general coach, sources said. The train had started from Titwala. Another passenger, Santosh Shinde, who was going to Vidyavihar, said the coach was full of people. “The snake caused a lot of chaos. Some of the commuters had the presence of mind to switch off the fan that was close to the snake. Some passengers tried to ensure that no one tried to jump out of the train. But it was scary,” he said. Both Gurav and Shinde did not see who managed to catch and release the snake. “When the train stopped at the station, I got off, hoping to take the next train,” Shinde, a student and a part-time delivery boy, said. While some commuters claimed that the snake must have been in the train from the beginning and accused the railway authorities of not cleaning empty coaches properly, the authorities dismissed the claim. According to Central Railway spokesperson Sunil Udasi, it was no accident but a mischief. “The train had completed two trips to and from Titwala at that point. Why would the snake not show up before? We are investigating and have asked the RPF to check the CCTV footage. We are checking with animal activists and snake experts to understand how the snake reached there,” he said. Sarpamitras from Thane and the nearby areas have been alerted, sources said. “Snakes are generally more visible in the rains. The snake might have made its way over to the roof of the train through a high tree branch and then came in through a window. While the snake cannot be identified, it seems to be a native medium venomous one,” a sarpamitra from Kalyan said.
|2018-08-02||Youth arrested for kidnapping, killing 7-yr-old boy in Thane - United News of India|
Youth arrested for kidnapping, killing 7-yr-old boy in Thane Thane, Aug 2 (UNI) A 20-year-old youth from Ambernath of thedistrict was on Thursday arrested by the city police on the chargeof allegedly kidnapping a seven-year-old boy, brutally killing him and dumping his body in the jungle. The Ambernath police has registered a case under sections 363 and302 of Indian Penal Code against the alleged accused, police said.The victim Shivam Razak, a resident of Buva Pada, went out of hishouse on Wednesday evening at around 1900 hours to buy milk and ricefrom a nearby shop, but did not return till late night.Then, the family members carried out a search for him and laterregistered a missing person complaint with the local police station.The police then launched a search for the boy throughout last nightand this morning around 0830 hours, they found the body of the boyin the jungle with his head badly smashed.Please log in to get detailed story.
|2018-08-01||Mumbai, Thane jails house inmates nearly thrice their normal capacity - Mid-Day|
Mumbai, Thane Jails House Inmates Nearly Thrice Their Normal Capacity Aug 01, 2018, 07:14 IST B K Upadhyay, additional director general of prisons, said that to tackle the problem, they are doing internal expansion, like adding new barracks and building a new prison at Mankhurd In cities like Mumbai and Thane, overcrowding is not limited to the local trains alone. According to the Maharashtra Prisons department report (mid-day has a copy), prisons in Mumbai and Thane are facing severe overcrowding, with Arthur Road, Thane central and Kalyan jails housing inmates nearly thrice their normal capacity. Byculla and Taloja jails also have more than their limit of inmates, but the situation is not as grim as the others. As per the report, the overcrowding is at 141 per cent. This is also causing fights between the inmates and in some cases, even health issues, as was observed at a medical camp held in June at Yerawada jail, where many inmates were found to have skin problems. Overcrowding in Mumbai and Thane's jails occurs primarily because the criminals are facing trial in city court, and the procedure requires them to physically present for them. If they're housed outside, transportation becomes another problem. Apart from that, Mumbai faces another hurdle in reducing the capacity of inmates - the lack of land in the city to build another jail to put them in. To resolve the issue, the Bombay High Court had told the state government in March 2017 to take immediate steps to identify places in Mumbai and Pune to construct additional jails. B K Upadhyay, additional director general of prisons, said that to tackle the problem, they are doing internal expansion, like adding new barracks and building a new prison at Mankhurd. 23.9k Inmate capacity of all jails in Maharashtra 33.7k Total no. of inmates in jails in Maharashtra
|2018-08-01||Bus overturns in Thane district; 40 hurt - Times of India|
Bus overturns in Thane district; 40 hurt Updated: Aug 1, 2018, 22:53 IST THANE: Around 30-40 passengers were injured on Wednesday when a state transport bus they were travelling in overturned in Saphala in Thane district, police said. The bus was headed towards Saphala village from Tembikhoda village, they said. The incident occurred when the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle while trying to avoid collision with a vehicle coming from the opposite direction, police said. In the process, the bus skidded off the road and overturned, police said. Around 60 passengers were travelling in the bus at the time of the accident. The injured persons were treated at a local public health centre (PHC), police said. A case has been registered against the bus driver under various sections of the IPC and the Motor Vehicles Act.
|2018-08-01||Thane: Woman kidnapped, raped by rickshaw driver - Times of India|
Thane: Woman kidnapped, raped by rickshaw driver A 25-year-old married woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in a forest area in Ulhasnagar town in the district, police said today. Aug 1, 2018, 14:35 IST THANE: A 25-year-old married woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by an auto-rickshaw driver in a forest area in Ulhasnagar town in the district, police said on wednesday. The incident took place in the wee hours on Friday, police said. According to police, the woman, a resident of Raite village near Kalyan in Thane district, and the 30-year-old accused- Mukesh- a resident of Nevali near Kalyan, knew each other. On Monday night, when the woman was on her way to a jewellery shop in Ulhasnagar, the accused came in his auto and offered to give her a treat and took her to a hotel, police said. "After reaching the hotel, the victim refused to eat or drink anything and told him not to harass her. The man asked her if she would accompany him to Shirdi town. However, the woman refused to go with him," an officer of Ulhasnagar police station said. Thereafter, the man told the woman that he would drop her home in his rickshaw. However, instead of driving her home on their way back, he took the vehicle to a forest area where he sexually assaulted her. "After committing the crime, Mukesh drove her to Sapegaon in the district and forced her to get down. He threatened the victim of dire consequences if she revealed the matter to anyone," the police officer said. The woman managed to reach home hours later and thereafter lodged a police complaint. Senior inspector of Ulhasnagar police station, D D Palve said the accused has been booked under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation). He is yet to be arrested, the officer said.
|2018-08-01||Thane replaces Harmon leading joint housing authorities - Lynden Tribune|
Thane replaces Harmon leading joint housing authorities Aug 1, 2018 Updated Aug 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Facebook Twitter Email Print Save WHATCOM — The commissioners of the Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities announce that Brien Thane, already director of asset development, has been selected as the new executive director, effective July 23.Thane’s experience at BWCHA and in affordable housing are expected to serve the agency well. In addition to affordable housing development, Thane’s career has focused on executive leadership, organizational development, coalition building and public advocacy. He previously served as executive director of two Washington State affordable housing organizations. “I am excited about this opportunity to apply my experience and provide leadership at a higher level,” he said.In April the agency adopted a plan that provides a roadmap for making measurable, comprehensive improvements in programs and operations in order to better serve the community and realize the vision of “every person having the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.” Thane replaces John Harmon, who recently retired after serving 30 years as executive director of the BWCHA. Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Latest News Ferndale man on motorcycle dies in crash on Interstate 5 Body found on Neptune Beach identified as Canadian man Four generations, one vintage tractor tradition An organ restored, a concert Aug. 26 East Whatcom County resource center expanding Two from Stanwood die in Baker Lake pickup crash College honors Skagit Bank to merge with Banner Follow us on Facebook lyndentrib Latest e-Edition Lynden Tribune To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left. Latest Special Sections Whatcom County Coupons August 2018 Follow us on ISSUU Encore July 2018 Follow us on ISSUU Pioneering Families 2018 Follow us on ISSUU Drive Whatcom Summer 2018 Follow us on ISSUU El Periódico Julio 2018 Follow us on ISSUU Newsletters Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. Error! There was an error processing your request. News Updates Would you like to receive our daily news? Signup today! Manage your lists Sections Home News Community Sports Special Sections Classifieds Legals Multimedia Weather Services Advertise With Us Subscription Services Submission Forms Submit Classified Go Local Directory Email Alerts Search Staff Contact Information lyndentribune.com 113 6th Street Lynden, WA 98264 Phone: 360-354-4444 Email: email@example.com Follow Us Facebook Twitter YouTube © Copyright 2018 Lynden Tribune, 113 6th Street Lynden, WA Powered by BLOX Content Management System from TownNews.com.
|2018-08-01||Thane court considers children's testimony in case of mother's suicide, sentences father to 5 years in prison for ... - Firstpost|
Thane court considers children's testimony in case of mother's suicide, sentences father to 5 years in prison for abetment Aug 01, 2018 15:24:51 IST Thane: The deposition of two minor siblings was considered as significant evidence by a Thane court, which awarded five years imprisonment to their 45-year-old father for abetting the suicide of his wife. Assistant Sessions Judge S A Sinha held the accused, Sunil Martand Gaikwad, guilty under IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 498 A (cruelty) while pronouncing the punishment last week. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on him. The prosecution told the court that Gaikwad, a resident of Gorsai village in Thane's Bhiwandi taluka, had married the victim, Vaishali, on 27 May, 2005. The couple had a son and a daughter, aged 11 and 10 at present. As per the prosecution, the accused would come home late from work after consuming liquor and then fight with his wife. Fed up with the harassment, the woman hanged herself in her home on 21 June, 2017, they said. In their sworn statements in court, the couple's two children said their father would abuse and beat their mother after consuming liquor. They told the court that on the day of the incident, Gaikwad came home in an inebriated state and abused their mother following which the couple quarrelled. The children then went to sleep. The daughter woke up after some time and saw her mother hanging. She started crying and alerted her brother. On seeing the woman hanging, Gaikwad ran away from the house leaving the children alone, the siblings told the court. The children then called a neighbour and told them about the incident. The judge considered the children's statement as significant as they were present in the house at the time of the incident. In case of cruelty by husband, an Indian woman usually refrains from disclosing it to her family members, observed Sinha, adding that "It is a dispute between four walls." Therefore, in this case, no evidence of an independent witness is expected from the prosecution, she said. The judge also raised the question as to why any person would suo motu end his or her life without any reason. Moreover, the conduct of the accused in the case shows that he did not make any effort to restrain his wife from committing suicide and did not even take her to a hospital, she said. He ran away leaving his two children in the house, which proves abetment and instigation from his conduct, the judge observed. Considering the submissions and nature of the offence, it appears that an innocent woman was compelled to end her life and the children are constrained to live without their mother, she noted, while pronouncing the judgement on 27 July. Updated Date: Aug 01, 2018 15:24 PM
|2018-08-01||Thane-Diva stretch termed high risk - Times of India|
Thane-Diva stretch termed high risk Aug 1, 2018, 22:51 IST Thane: It took more than two hours to rush a woman who had suffered severe injuries in a rail mishap on Monday to a private hospital in Diva. However, the woman was declared dead on arrival. She was among the scores of other victims who die on the tracks due to either adequate or no emergency care facilities and delayed response. The Diva-Kalamboli and Diva-Thane route are termed as high-risk stretch as not a single day goes by without an accident. Either a commuter has been run over or has fallen off from an overcrowded train. Even after this, there is no medical facitily at Diva station. Commuters have complained that the casual appproach of the Central Railway authorities is evident from the fact that most of the basic requirement, which are porters who help in putting the accident victim on a stretcher, is absent at the station. Moreover, the station lacks an ambulance and emergency medical facilities. The station which hosts nearly 1.25 lakh passengers every day witnesses an accident almost every day. The stretch has seen over 250 accidents in the last one year and most of them has taken place due to crossing of trracks or falling off trains. The emergency medical room constructed at the east side of the station is also not yet functional, said passengers. When contacted, a railway official denied that there is any negligience on their part and said that they were always alert to responding to any accident messages and said that they have made arrangements with local hospitals to provide initial treatment. “We are developing medical infrastructure at all the railway stations, including Diva,” said a railway official.
|2018-08-01||Citizen-friendly policing, firm check on crime priority: New CP - Times of India|
Citizen-friendly policing, firm check on crime priority: New CP Aug 1, 2018, 22:52 IST Thane: Senior IPS officer Vivek Phansalkar said citizen-friendly policing and a firm check on crime will be his priorty as the commissioner of police in Thane. The 1989-batch IPS officer assumed charge of his new post from his predecessor Param Bir Singh, who has been transferred to Mumbai as the additional director general of police (law and order) for a 42-month tenure. Phansalkar holds a degree in electronics and telecom engineering and before joining the police force, he worked as a lecturer in a Pune college and taught engineering students. Phansalkar had earlier served as the additional police commissioner in Thane and had effectively controlled communal tension in the minority pockets of the city. Prior to his posting as the Thane police chief, Phansalkar held charge as the additional director general of the Anti Corruption Bureau since 2016. Phansalkar was also the additional director general of police of the Anti-Terrorism Squad, Mumbai during the tenure 2015-16.
|2018-08-01||Locals better equipped to deal with leopard sightings - Times of India|
Locals better equipped to deal with leopard sightings Aug 1, 2018, 22:52 IST Thane: The consistent efforts to sensitise the community about the man-animal conflict and regular interactive sessions between wildlife activists and residents living along the fringes of the forest have raised awareness on the issue with the locals and helped curb animal attacks, said forest officials. Though a sense of unease prevails on spotting a wild cat, the local population claim that they are now better equipped to take charge of the situation as they have been briefed by the experts on the dos and don’ts. Valerian Andrews, a Rutu Enclave society resident, said, “A leopard was spotted strolling in our complex at Kasarwadavli earlier this month. After the incident we had a meeting with the forest officials as to how to deal with the situation and how to react if at all a confrontation were to take place. They even conducted a special session for the security personnel of our society as they are usually the ones that are likely to come in contact with the wild cat. After the session, we are a bit relaxed and know what to do in case such a situation arises.” The forest department claims to have conducted over 100 awareness camps in the past seven years at housing societies around the periphery of the forest, the response of which is good. Deputy conservator of forests (Thane), Dr Jitendra Ramgaokar, said, “ In the last seven years due to increasing leopard sighting incidents we have organized more than 100 awareness drives, especially in large housing societies. We have even set up auto camera traps in the interiors of the forest to monitor the movement, routes and the behavior of leopards.” After a spate of leopard spotting incidents were reported in 2015 from several areas along the Ghodbundar Road — Kolshet, Waghbil and Ovala — the forest department had initiated the work of issuing a slew of preventive measures for residents in the potentially dangerous areas.
|2018-08-01||Construction worker identifies accused in Lucky compound case - Times of India|
Construction worker identifies accused in Lucky compound case Aug 1, 2018, 22:54 IST Thane: The three partners who were involved in the construction of the two illegal seven-storied buildings at Lucky Compound, which had crashed and claimed 74 lives in April 2013, were identified by one of the construction worker who deposed before the trial court on Tuesday. Raju Jadhav, who is the key witness in the case, pointed out to his then employer Laxman Rathod whose partners were Jamil and Salim. The trio had constructed the illegal towers on forest land at Shil-Daighar area. Shishir Hirey, special public prosecutor, said that Jadhav was employed at the construction site by Rathod and was also given a temporary accomodation at the illegal building. Jadhav was also greviously injured after the building came crashing down. He was kept under observation at GT hopital for 11 months. Both his legs were fractured and he had to undergo a plastic surgery.
|2018-08-01||Celestial treat: Thaneites get a glimpse of Mars on Sat - Times of India|
Celestial treat: Thaneites get a glimpse of Mars on Sat Aug 1, 2018, 22:53 IST Thane: It was a celestial treat for star-watchers as they gazed in amazement at the otherwise invisible Mars planet that was shining brightly near the Moon on Tuesday. Armed with binocluors and telescope, enthusiasts were seen flocking roof-tops, society gardens and balconies to catch a glimpse this phenomenon, which was visible to the naked eye. The spectacular celestial sightings were last seen 15 years ago in August 2003 when the red planet’s orbit is the closest to earth and can be clearly visible with the naked eye. “The planet is brighter and bigger than what it has been in the past 15 years; thus we can see it with our naked eyes. We can see a lot more using a telescope. Through my telescope, I managed to catch a glimpse of the Polar ice caps on Mars,” said Mihir Gilbile, a Mumbai-based star gazing expert and founder of Try the Thrill NGO. “We could not witness the lunar eclipse on Friday night because of the cloudy weather. However, the mars phenomenon was visible,” Gilbile added. While this phenomenon is taking place after 15 years on July 31, 2018, the next such occurrence will take place after 17 years on 11 September, 2035, according to city-based astronomer D K Soman.
|2018-08-01||Police look for man who duped 40 of Rs 60 lakh - Times of India|
Police look for man who duped 40 of Rs 60 lakh Aug 1, 2018, 22:54 IST Thane: Police are on the lookout for a conman, who allegedly duped 40 persons of Rs 60 lakh promising them jobs in government hospitals. He is also believed to have created online portals with the domain name similar to those operated by the state medical authorities. Police said the alleged accused, Jitendra Bhosale, is a history-sheeter and was arrested earlier for fabricating the signature of former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan. He also ran a pathology lab posing as a doctor.
|2018-08-01||Thane: Man 'dupes' people with promise of jobs | The Indian Express - The Indian Express|
Thane: Man 'dupes' people with promise of jobs Published: August 2, 2018 2:28:15 am Thane police have lodged a case of cheating against a man who allegedly duped around 40 people of Rs 1 crore by promising them jobs at government medical colleges. The accused had not only prepared fake appointment letters but also created a fake website to cheat people, the police said. The accused has been identified as Jitendra Bhosale. The incident was reported at Vartak Nagar police station by one of the victims on July 28, the police said. “The victim had met the accused in Kolhapur. Bhosale spoke to him about his senior rank and his closeness to government officials at the local medical college. He insisted that he could get the victim a permanent or a contract job,” an officer said. The victim was lured by the idea of a government job and asked Bhosale to help him in return of money, the complainant told the police. An officer said: “The money was sent to the accused person’s account till December 2017. In December, the complainant was sent the link of a website that showed his name among those who had got jobs. He then received an appointment letter bearing the signature of the Kolhapur hospital’s dean. Later, both turned out to be fake.” The case has been transferred to the Economic Offence Wing and the police are trying to trace Bhosale. “He has cheated at least 40 people, if not more. The website he created has been taken down. But we are trying to get technical evidence. We are also trying to approach other victims,” a senior officer said. “We have sent a team to Kolhapur,” he added.
|2018-08-01||Thane police on lookout for auto driver accused of rape - The Indian Express|
Thane police on lookout for auto driver accused of rape “The accused lived close to the complainant’s house. On Friday night, he allegedly offered to drop her when she was going to buy groceries,” an officer said. Published: August 2, 2018 1:20:51 am Thane police are on the lookout for an auto-rickshaw driver who is accused of allegedly kidnapping and raping a 25-year-old woman in Ulhasnagar. The accused knew the complainant, the police said. “The accused lived close to the complainant’s house. On Friday night, he allegedly offered to drop her when she was going to buy groceries,” an officer said. The accused then asked the woman to accompany him to Shirdi, the police said. “When the victim refused, he drove his auto into a road leading to Ulhasnagar. He stopped the vehicle at a secluded place and then raped her and fled,” an officer said. “The woman took help from the local people and reached home. She approached us last night to lodge the complaint.” The police have registered an FIR against the autorickshaw driver. “The woman does not know his full name. But we have got his sketch made and are trying to trace him,” a senior officer from Ulhasnagar said.
|2018-08-01||Rail traffic disrupted on Diva-Thane slow line - Times of India|
Rail traffic disrupted on Diva- Thane slow line Vehicle rams into crash barrier, hits Diva-Thane rail services for 3 hours Updated: Aug 2, 2018, 06:29 IST THANE: The railway traffic on the Diva-Thane slow line was disrupted for nearly three hours during the peak hours of Wednesday evening after a vehicle rammed into the crash barrier at the Kharegaon level crossing. Train movements had to be manually monitored till around 8pm. The incident occurred at 4pm when a vehicle crossing over from Gholai Nagar side of the crossing crashed into the boom (horizontal moving bar) while it was shut, thus jamming it. The bar could not be moved from its position, causing massive rail traffic. The section was cleared around 8:15pm. A Central Railway official confirmed the incident and said a case has been registered against the vehicle owner. “A road vehicle had damaged the gate boom at Kharegaon,” said a senior railway official.
|2018-08-01||Green revolution: Thane district surpasses plantation target - Times of India|
Green revolution: Thane district surpasses plantation target Aug 2, 2018, 05:21 IST THANE: With an outstanding 35.7 lakh successful tree plantations across the district in the span of a month, Thane district has not only achieved its target, but surpassed it manifold in the state wide 13 crore mega tree plantation drive, which ended on Tuesday. As part of this three-year-old annual afforestation campaign, which aims to increase the state’s green cover by 13 crore trees this year, the district was given a target of 33,52,370 plantations to be carried out during the one-month span from July 1 to July 31. “We had received a target of 33 lakh, but had a feeling that we would surpass it because of the overwhelming response. While a little over 30.7 lakh of these plantations were pre-registered on our website, the remaining were added to the total after the citizens submitted the geo-tagged details of the unregistered plantations they had undertaken in their areas. This digital process ensures no dual counting,” said Dr Jitendra Ramgaokar, deputy chief conservator of forests (Thane). While the drive is now through, officials have already started chalking out their plan to maintain this added green cover and are urging citizens who have participated in the drive to look after their saplings regularly. “A large chunk of the seedlings and saplings planted by the forest department has been conducted in green zones and forest areas. We have chalked out a five-year plan for their maintenance so far and hope that other government office departments and organisations do so as well,” added Dr Ramgaokar.
|2018-08-01||UP history-sheeter held in murder bid of Dombivli neta - Times of India|
UP history-sheeter held in murder bid of Dombivli neta Aug 2, 2018, 05:19 IST THANE: The Thane anti-extortion cell has taken custody of a history-sheeter from Uttar Pradesh (UP) in a murder bid case of a Dombivli-based independent corporator, Kunal Patil, who supported the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). The murder bid was allegedly hatched by another BJP corporator from Dombivli. Rajesh Patel, a native of Varanasi district, who used to keep a watch on Patil’s movement near his Dombivli residence to eliminate him, was transferred from Uttar Pradesh jail, said Rajkumar Kothmire, police inspector. The officer added that Patel had received Rs 80,000 for the job and Rs 60,000 was given to one Rahul Singh, who is still absconding in the case. “He was also given the contract of procuring a pistol and cartridge to eliminate Patil, but he couldn’t fulfil the contract and was eventually arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police,” added Kothmire.