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2019-01-31Thane: Trio who beat up actor's driver were in a rented car - Times of India
Thane: Trio who beat up actor's driver were in a rented car Jan 31, 2019, 06:23 IST THANE: The three persons who hurled abuses at actor Shamita Shetty and roughed up her driver in a road rage case in Thane on Tuesday were travelling in a car belonging to a Byculla-based travel agency, said the police. The trio is yet to be identified. Around 1.30 pm on Tuesday, the accused's car rammed into Shetty's BMW, following which her driver, Darshan Sawant, got off to inspect the damage. An argument ensued and the trio roughed up Sawant and hurled abuses at Shetty, said th police. Sawant had lodged a complaint and provided the police with the trio's vehicle details. The police have tracked the car to a travel agency in Byculla, said senior inspector RM Somvanshi. "We got the details from the RTO. A team has been formed to question the owner and check who was behind the wheel when the accident happened," he added. Sawant will be summoned to identify the culprit and based on that, the further course of legal action shall be taken, the officer added.

2019-01-31Mumbai: Sea cab pushes state bodies to get going on their own ferry service - Daily News & Analysis
Mumbai: Sea cab pushes state bodies to get going on their own ferry service Updated: Jan 31, 2019, 06:20 AM IST Now that Uber is starting it sea cab service, the state government seems to be taking water transport with a little more gravity. Boat services are being planned from Thane and Navi Mumbai to the Gateway and Bhaucha Dhakka. On Wednesday, the Mumbai Port Trust and Maharashtra Maritime Board said there would be ferry service for various routes. There are at least three different types of boats that the government is looking at operating in Mumbai. These are speedboats, hovercrafts and ro-pax — which is a vessel with large ro-ro decks and limited passenger facilities). The ro-pax can ferry 100 cars and 300 passengers at a time. “There are at least seven routes, other than the land route, which can be used to ferry people and cars,” said Vikram Kumar, CEO, Maharashtra Maritime Board. Some of these routes include Borivali-Gorai, Manori-Mandwa, Bhayandar-Uttan and so on. To complement the service, jetties at Bhaucha Dhakka and the road leading to them are being upgraded. From here, ferries will operate to places like Thane and Navi Mumbai. “We are looking at turning Mumbai into a tourism and transport hub. Jetties are being readied for the same,” said Sanjay Bhatia, chairman, Mumbai Port Trust. Plans are already afoot to connect Navi Mumbai airport as well. The airport has an opening on the waterfront which will give access to people who want a quick commute till south Mumbai.
2019-01-31Delayed possession costs builder dear - Daily News & Analysis
Delayed possession costs builder dear Updated: Jan 31, 2019, 06:30 AM IST Delay in giving a buyer possession of his flat in Mira Road has cost a real estate developer dear, with the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) asking the Thane tehsildar to initiate recovery process due to dues owed. MahaRERA had issued the recovery warrant earlier as well against the real estate developer, having sent that to the Thane district collector. The warrant was issued after the complainant home buyer approached the regulatory authority and asked them to execute an order related to refund of money, originally passed in May 2018. The buyer had originally paid Rs 61 lakh for the flat, so along with interest and compensation, the developer has been asked to pay more than Rs 94 lakh. A letter, signed by MahaRERA member BD Kapadnis, was sent a few days ago to the tehsildar to proceed with the recovery process. The buyer, Arun Veer, had booked a flat in Gaurav Woods II in Mira Road, a project by Ravi Developers, in 2013. He claimed he paid Rs 61 lakh for this, and was promised possession in 2015. But when this got delayed, he approached MahaRERA to seek a refund in May 2018. "After that, the developer promised to return the money in three months. But when he didn't, I approached MahaRERA. Finally, a recovery warrant was issued to Thane collector," Veer said. In a previous case similar to this, a home buyer had approached MahaRERA for non-execution of the order in a project in Ambivali near Kalyan. In that instance, MahaRERA asked the Kalyan tehsildar to carry out the recovery process, following which the tahsildar issued notices and set February 21 as the date on which the property will be auctioned. In his original complaint, Veer had sought refund along with interest and compensation from the builder, and Kapadnis had ordered the builder to refund the amount paid, along with interest. Veer, a retired government servant, said he is living on rent currently, and needs the money to get his own apartment. He is hopeful that MahaRERA's intervention would mean he can get the money back promptly. Repeated attempts to contact Ketan Shah of Ravi Group elicited no response.
2019-01-31Eastern Express Highway will flash live traffic updates - Daily News & Analysis
Eastern Express Highway will flash live traffic updates Updated: Jan 31, 2019, 06:00 AM IST You would soon be able to get real-time traffic updates while commuting on the arterial Eastern Express Highway, which links the central suburbs to south Mumbai. The state's public works department is planning to instal digital signboards at several locations on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) which will forecast the traffic situation to motorists, intimating them of diversions and vehicular movement. The PWD says the traffic updates will be flashed on the screens on the basis of information received from the traffic police control room, and not Google Maps. The traffic police are a more accurate source of information, the department says. The move is aimed at smoothening the ride for thousands who ride the Expressway stretch between Mulund and Sion daily. "We are planning to instal digital signboards at several crucial stretches of EEH to give traffic information in the form of updates to the motorists in real time," a PWD official said. He elaborated why it is preferable for the updates to flow from the traffic police's control room. "Google Maps highlights heavy traffic by colouring a stretch red but it does not say why. For example, there may be construction under way and the road may be blocked. Then there are times when there are traffic diversions, which only the traffic control room would be able to inform people about." The official said that bids have been called from various private companies to get a cost estimate for putting up these digital signboards, and to assess how much revenue can be generated from advertising on these signboards. While in the process, the PWD also plans to improve signage at six locations on the 23-km long highway, and set forth traffic directions along with safety rules on speeding, wearing protective gear and seat belt will be displayed prominently. More than 50,000 vehicles use the EEH daily, which is an arterial road in that it is the central suburbs' answer to the Western Express Highway. It starts at Sion and, passing through all central suburbs, ends in Thane. Mulund resident Nishit Modi, a regular commuter to south Mumbai, said, "The digital signboards will be useful for the traffic department to inform motorists during an emergency, but to be frank, they might not be that useful considering Google Maps is already real-time and is easily accessible to all. In any case, the digital signboards would not be able to help me when I start from my home at Mulund." CENTRAL ARTERY Daily, over 50,000 vehicles use EEH, which runs from Thane all the way till Sion, linking central suburbs to south Mumbai The highway has two crucial offshoots leading to the western suburbs — Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road and Santacruz-Chembur Link Road It has a fork at Chembur towards Navi Mumbai — the Sion-Panvel Highway
2019-01-312 killed, 4 injured as car hits road divider in Thane - Dynamite News
2 killed, 4 injured as car hits road divider in Thane January 31, 2019, 10:23 AM Thane: Two people were killed and four others injured when their car hit a road divider in Thane city of Maharashtra in the early hours of Thursday, police said. The accident took place around 12.30 am in Manpada area when the victims were returning from a village on Ghodbunder Road after attending a pre-marriage function of an acquaintance, an official at Kapurbawdi police station said. The car driver apparently lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle crashed into the road divider, damaging it severely, he said. Ankush Chandwade and Arjun Pardi, both in their late 30s, died on the spot in the mishap. The bodies were sent to the civil hospital for post- mortem and a case of accidental death was registered, the official said. The four injured persons were admitted to a local hospital, he said, adding that all the six people were residents of the city's Manpada area, he added.
2019-01-31Two killed, four injured in Thane road mishap - Devdiscourse
Two killed, four injured in Thane road mishap Updated: 31-01-2019 09:52 IST Two people were killed and four others injured when their car hit a road divider in Thane city of Maharashtra in the early hours of Thursday, police said. The accident took place around 12.30 am in Manpada area when the victims were returning from a village on Ghodbunder Road after attending a pre-marriage function of an acquaintance, an official at Kapurbawdi police station said. The car driver apparently lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle crashed into the road divider, damaging it severely, he said. Ankush Chandwade and Arjun Pardi, both in their late 30s, died on the spot in the mishap. The bodies were sent to the civil hospital for post- mortem and a case of accidental death was registered, the official said. The four injured persons were admitted to a local hospital, he said, adding that all the six people were residents of the city's Manpada area, he added.
2019-01-31Thane: 2 dead as car crashes into pole, flips thrice - Hindustan Times
Thane: 2 dead as car crashes into pole, flips thrice Updated: Jan 31, 2019 22:38 IST A short car drive to have pani puri after a pre-wedding function cost two people their lives, as the vehicle rammed into a pole, flipped thrice and hit a divider at Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Thursday. According to the police, the six men, all relatives, had gone for a pre-marriage function of their kin at Manpada on Wednesday evening. “As the function got over around 12.30am, the six of them decided to have pani puri at an eatery that was 8km away,” said Ashok Wagh, investigating officer from Kapurbawdi police station. As they reached Manpada bridge, one km away from the event venue, the driver, Shailesh Patil, 31, lost control over the vehicle. “The road was clear and the car was at high speed. It crashed into a pole and overturned,” Wagh said. Passers-by alerted the control room, after which a police team reached the spot. “Local residents rushed the six men to a nearby private hospital. Arjun Pardhi, 33, and Ankush Chandwade, 29, who were sitting behind the driver’s seat, succumbed during the treatment. Patil, Sanjeev Jaiswal, 33, Dipak Babu Kamble, 29, and Jagdish Saluja, 30, suffered injuries. We have registered a case against Patil. We suspect all of them were drunk. We have conducted medical test and the reports are awaited,” said Wagh. The four injured are in critical condition. Harshil Wagh, 34, a social worker from Manpada who also attended the function, said, “Once the men left, we started to clean the premises. Suddenly, we heard of a traffic pile-up towards Thane. On reaching the spot we realized our friends had met with an accident.”
2019-01-31Car driver in road rage case identified - Times of India
Car driver in road rage case identified Feb 1, 2019, 05:11 IST THANE: The Rabodi police have identified the car driver who allegedly hurled abuses at actor Shamita Shetty and roughed up her driver Darshan Sawant in a road rage case in Thane on Tuesday. The police declined to name the accused citing legal constraints but said he is from Akola and has been summoned to the police station. Based on the car details given by Sawant, the Rabodi police traced the vehicle to a travel agency in Byculla and later identified the driver, said senior inspector R M Somvanshi.
2019-01-31Thane: 4 booked for forging documents to seek pre-arrest bail - Times of India
Thane: 4 booked for forging documents to seek pre-arrest bail Jan 31, 2019, 17:11 IST THANE: Four people, including a lawyer and a notary, have been booked for allegedly forging documents and submitting them in a court to obtain pre-arrest bail in a cheating case, police said on Thursday. Amit Lakhanpal (33), a businessman, and his associate Komal Shirsat (25) were earlier booked by the Chitalsar police in Thane district for cheating under various Indian Penal Code sections (IPC), Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. They were also booked under provisions of the Chit Funds Act, the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) (MPID) Act and the Information Technology Act. The duo got two affidavits made by advocate Prashant Mali and notarised by DR Kudrigi, and submitted them before a local court last year to seek pre-arrest bail in the cheating case against them, she said. However, the investigating officer in the case raised doubts over the authenticity of the affidavits. The court then ordered an inquiry and during verification, the police found that the documents were allegedly forged to mislead the court, Narkar said. The police also mentioned that the two business partners were not in the country when the affidavits were made, she said. Based on the inquiry report, the Thane Nagar police on Wednesday registered offences against the four persons under various IPC Sections, including 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document), she said, adding that no arrest was made so far.
2019-01-312 killed, 4 injured as car hits road divider in Thane - Business Standard
2 killed, 4 injured as car hits road divider in Thane Last Updated at January 31, 2019 09:45 IST Two people were killed and four others injured when their car hit a road divider in Thane city of Maharashtra in the early hours of Thursday, police said. The accident took place around 12.30 am in Manpada area when the victims were returning from a village on Ghodbunder Road after attending a pre-marriage function of an acquaintance, an official at Kapurbawdi police station said. The car driver apparently lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle crashed into the road divider, damaging it severely, he said. Ankush Chandwade and Arjun Pardi, both in their late 30s, died on the spot in the mishap. The bodies were sent to the civil hospital for post- mortem and a case of accidental death was registered, the official said. The four injured persons were admitted to a local hospital, he said, adding that all the six people were residents of the city's Manpada area, he added.
2019-01-31testSpurious products of Eureka Forbes seized from industrial unit in Thane - United News of India
2019-01-31testAgitators threaten to damage ethane pipeline if land compensation not released within seven days - United News of India
2019-01-31Four booked for forging documents - The Hans India
Four booked for forging documents Feb 01,2019 , 01:21 AM IST Thane: Four people, including a lawyer and a notary, have been booked for allegedly forging documents and submitting them in a court to obtain pre-arrest bail in a cheating case, police said on Thursday. Amit Lakhanpal (33), a businessman, and his associate Komal Shirsat (25) were earlier booked by the Chitalsar police in Maharashtra’s Thane district for cheating under various Indian Penal Code sections (IPC), Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. They were also booked under provisions of the Chit Funds Act, the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) (MPID) Act and the Information Technology Act, 2000. The duo got two affidavits made by advocate Prashant Mali and notarised by D R Kudrigi, and submitted them before a local court in 2018 to seek pre-arrest bail in the cheating case against them, she said. However, the investigating officer in the case raised doubts over the authenticity of the affidavits. The court then ordered an inquiry and during verification, the police found that the documents were allegedly forged to mislead the court, Narkar said. The police also mentioned that the two business partners were not in the country when the affidavits were made, she said. Based on the inquiry report, the Thane Nagar police on Wednesday registered offences against the four persons under various IPC Sections, including 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document), she said, adding that no arrest was made so far.
2019-01-31Man throws slippers at judge after being convicted - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com
Man throws slippers at judge after being convicted Thursday, January 31, 2019 An undertrial, who was accused of several theft cases, hurled his slippers at a magistrate in the Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra’s Thane after being convicted and sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday. After judicial magistrate HJ Pathan pronounced his judgement, the accused Ashraf Ansari, threw his slippers at the judge in a fit of rage, who managed to escape the attack by ducking the footwear. Ansari has reportedly spent 14 months behind bars already in other cases. Following the incident, the accused was arrested and booked by the police under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 228 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in a judicial proceeding). The incident also sparked fury among lawyers, who went on a strike, demanding proper security for judges and advocates.
2019-01-31Nancy Kathryn Gott, 67 | Southern Maryland News Net - Southern Maryland News Net
Nancy Kathryn Gott, 67 January 31, 2019 Nancy Kathryn Gott, 67 of Lusby, Maryland passed away on January 24, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. She was born November 14, 1951 in Marion, Ohio to Clarence and Doris Borg (Cottrell). Nancy was raised in Galion, Ohio and graduated from Galion High School. She joined the United States Army in 1970 and served for three years as a Medical Corpsman and Dental Specialist. Nancy married her husband Edgar Leslie Gott, Jr. on October 14, 1973. They made their home in Bartlett, Tennessee for 30 plus years where they raised their three children, Erik, Leslie, and Emily. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, traveling, entertaining, and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of King’s Daughters and Sons, delivered for Meals on Wheels and was involved in many roles in the community and Bartlett United Methodist Church. Upon her husband’s retirement Nancy and Ed moved to Lusby, MD in 2008 where she enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren. Family was everything to her and loved to entertain and host gatherings for friends and loved ones. She continued to be a part of her church community as member of Solomons United Methodist Church. Nancy is survived by her husband, Ed of Lusby, Maryland; son Erik (Amber) of Bartlett, Tennessee; daughter Leslie (Shaun Spaid) of Oviedo, Florida, grandchildren, Tyler, Fisher, and Amber; daughter Emily (Nathan Sadowski) of Oak Ridge Tennessee, grandchildren, Sierra (step-daughter), Thaddeus and Theodore. Also, survived by parents, Clarence and Doris Borg and sister Susan Poll. She was preceded by her grandson Thane Sadowski. This entry was posted on January 31, 2019 at 1:13 pm and is filed under All News, Obituaries, z Obituary Ad Top. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment *Name Email   Archives January 2019 (318) December 2018 (213) November 2018 (227) October 2018 (281) September 2018 (262) August 2018 (179) July 2018 (186) June 2018 (204) May 2018 (201) April 2018 (216) March 2018 (250) February 2018 (217) January 2018 (319) December 2017 (278) November 2017 (255) October 2017 (270) September 2017 (337) August 2017 (336) July 2017 (231) June 2017 (307) May 2017 (348) April 2017 (270) March 2017 (313) February 2017 (238) January 2017 (249) December 2016 (237) November 2016 (254) October 2016 (318) September 2016 (270) August 2016 (275) July 2016 (239) June 2016 (297) May 2016 (371) April 2016 (287) March 2016 (322) February 2016 (330) January 2016 (296) December 2015 (298) November 2015 (267) October 2015 (323) September 2015 (339) August 2015 (320) July 2015 (309) June 2015 (351) May 2015 (289) April 2015 (300) March 2015 (318) February 2015 (264) January 2015 (285) December 2014 (271) November 2014 (272) October 2014 (288) September 2014 (324) August 2014 (272) July 2014 (297) June 2014 (304) May 2014 (376) April 2014 (450) March 2014 (584) February 2014 (502) January 2014 (627) December 2013 (603) November 2013 (587) October 2013 (600) September 2013 (543) August 2013 (528) July 2013 (594) June 2013 (559) May 2013 (591) April 2013 (614) March 2013 (542) February 2013 (445) January 2013 (454) December 2012 (389) November 2012 (415) October 2012 (552) September 2012 (376) August 2012 (307) July 2012 (318) June 2012 (317) May 2012 (325) April 2012 (294) March 2012 (319) February 2012 (291) January 2012 (311) December 2011 (290) November 2011 (294) October 2011 (239) September 2011 (251) Copyright © 2016 Southern Maryland News Net. All Rights Reserved.
2019-01-31NCP demands ban on Hindu group for insulting Mahatma Gandhi - Daijiworld.com
NCP demands ban on Hindu group for insulting Mahatma Gandhi Thu, Jan 31 2019 05:24:43 PM Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 31 (IANS): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday staged a silent protest to condemn the insult meted out to Mahatma Gandhi by activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha in Aligarh on Wednesday. NCP Thane chief Anand Paranjpe condemned the "recreation of the assassination" of Gandhi by the ABHM national Secretary Puja Shakun Pandey on the occasion of Martys' Day on Wednesday. "The ABHM should be immediately banned and the government must arrest Pandey and her associates under charges of treason for insulting the Father of the Nation by such abhorrent acts," Paranjpe demanded. At the ABHM event on Wednesday, Pandey 'shot' at an effigy of Gandhi from which 'blood' oozed out. The activists cheered, distributed sweets and raised slogans in favour of Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse. The NCP leader said this shocking incident proved that the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only wearing a mask (mukhauta) of the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi but in their hearts they were actually guided by Godse's principles. "This country is still inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his preaching of peace and non-violence... It can never be overshadowed by the action of Godse or his followers. The government must book them for treason for this blatant anti-national act and also ban the ABHM," Paranjpe said. The ABHM, a breakaway group of the original Hindu Mahasabha, with which Godse was allegedly associated, always 'celebrates' Gandhi's death as 'Shaurya Divas' extolling his assassin. After a video of Wednesday's 'celebrations' and mock 'killing' of Gandhi's effigy went viral, it attracted widespread condemnation. Hundreds of NCP activists converged near a statue of Gandhi in the city, many sporting black bands, and sat on a silent protest on Thursday afternoon.
2019-01-31Deaths on tracks: Central Railway to take measures suggested by firm in Thane-Kalwa stretch - Daijiworld.com
Deaths on tracks: Central Railway to take measures suggested by firm in Thane-Kalwa stretch Thu, Jan 31 2019 09:20:35 AM Mumbai, Jan 31 (NIE): The Central Railway (CR) will soon implement the recommendations of a consultancy firm in the Thane-Kalwa section to prevent deaths on tracks. The move comes after Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal recently directed the general managers (GMs) of both Western Railway and Central Railway to take a fresh look at solutions suggested in 2009 by consultancy firm Final Mile Consulting, whose recommendations have been implemented at the Wadala railway station. Among the recommendations implemented at Wadala include putting up posters of a man crushed by a train, putting up whistle boards 150 metres away from accident-prone spots where motormen have to compulsorily blow the whistle and painting yellow stripes on tracks to give trespassers a sense of the speed of an approaching train. The implementation of the recommendations saw the number of deaths fall by 75 per cent. According to data from the railway police commissionerate, every year nearly 3,000 deaths are recorded on railway tracks of both commuters and trespassers. More than 50 per cent of the deaths are of those crossing the tracks. The study by Final Mile Consulting on trespassing showed that trespassing is a “non-conscious” activity that would be best tackled by non-conscious interventions. Equally, instead of trying to stop trespassing totally, the report suggested ways to minimise fatalities. The 2009 report had pointed to a trespasser’s inability to judge the correct speed and distance of an approaching train, and said overconfidence and “status quo biases” also affect the trespasser’s behaviour. CR’s chief public relation officer Sunil Udasi said they have constituted a team to look into more ways by which deaths on tracks could be reduced. He said that five accident-prone spots between Thane and Kalwa have been selected and the recommendations would be implemented on this stretch.
2019-01-31Actor Shamita Shetty’s driver beaten up in Thane - Mumbai Mirror
Actor Shamita Shetty's driver beaten up in Thane Updated: Jan 31, 2019, 06:00 IST Actor Shamita Shetty’s driver was allegedly assaulted by three unknown people near Viviana Mall in Thane on Tuesday evening after her car was rammed from behind by a vehicle from a cab-aggregator service. The police registered a case in the matter and are searching for the accused based on CCTV footage, and the car’s registration number. According to the Rabodi police in Thane, Darshan Sawant, 29, a resident of Mira Road who has been employed with Shetty for two years, had been driving her from Versova to Brahmand in Thane. “When they had reached the Cadbury bridge, her car was dashed by another car from behind. Later, the other driver cornered the actor’s vehicle and forced them to stop near Viviana Mall,” a police official from Rabodi police station said. When the driver Sawant got down, the driver and passengers of the other vehicle allegedly began to abuse and assault him. “There were three people in the car. I noted down its number,” Sawant said. Shamita asked Sawant drive to the nearest police station, where a complaint was lodged under various sections of the IPC. The cops are now trying tracing to the accused.
2019-01-31testTwo killed after car hits road divider in Thane - United News of India
Two killed after car hits road divider in Thane Posted at: Jan 31 2019 11:04AM Thane, Jan 31 (UNI) Two people were killed and four others injured, when their car hit a road divider at Manpada bridge in this district of Maharashtra, police said. The incident occurred on Wednesday night, when the occupants of the car, residents of Chitalsar Manpada, were returning from a village after attending a pre-marriage function of an acquaintance. The deceased were identified as Ankush Chandwade and Arjun Pardi.
2019-01-31testAgitators threaten to damage ethane pipeline if land compensation not released within seven days - United News of India
Agitators threaten to damage ethane pipeline if land compensation not released within seven days Posted at: Jan 31 2019 7:58PM Thane, Jan 31 (UNI) The villagers from the districts of Thane, Palghar, and Raigadh marched to the Collectorate here on Thursday to intimate the District Collector about the seven-day deadline within which the compensation pertaining to their cultivable lands, which were bartered for the Dahej Nagothane Ethane Pipeline(DNEPL), must be received. Led by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) State Secretary Rajan Gavand, the rally of villagers have announced pandering to aggresive agitation, which includes damaging the DNEPL, if the entitled compensation is not released within the set deadline.
2019-01-31Raj Thackeray's MNS likely to join hands with NCP for Lok Sabha elections 2019 - Times Now
Raj Thackeray's MNS likely to join hands with NCP for Lok Sabha elections 2019 Updated Jan 31, 2019 | 18:39 IST | Mumbai: In Maharashtra, the Congress-NCP seem to have hastened the process of adding more partners to its coalition. In a major development, sources say Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is likely to join hands with Sharad Pawar's NCP to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections together. According to sources, MNS has proposed that under the alliance, they would like to retain three seats for the Lok Sabha election. MNS wants one seat each from Mumbai, Thane, and (Dindori) Nashik region. If the NCP and MNS reach an agreement on these three seats, then the possibility of MNS joining the Congress-NCP alliance for the General election becomes a reality. Sources say the NCP is ready to give two and not three seats at the moment as the other alliance partner -- Congress party -- may want to keep a seat aside for any other party that might want to join the alliance. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray have come closer, many such incidents have emerged in the recent days. Meanwhile, out of the three seats that Raj Thackeray is demanding for the MNS candidates, two have BJP's sitting MPs and one has a Shiv Sena incumbent MP. In North East Mumbai it is Kirit Somaiya of the BJP and in Dindori(Nashik) too, another BJP leader Harishchandra Chavan is the sitting MP. In Thane, Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare is the sitting MP. The NCP has a say on these three seats but the MNS' performances on these three seats have been disappointing so far. Ever since October last year Sharad Pawar and Raj Thackeray were photographed seated next to each other on a flight from Aurangabad to Mumbai, there have been rumours of their poll alliance. The two had dismissed the meeting during travel as a mere coincidence. NCP sources claimed that Pawar was in Aurangabad to attend a felicitation ceremony of a former legislator; MNS sources claimed that Raj was returning from his week-long Vidarbha tour. Also, in February 2018, Raj Thackeray had conducted a public interview of Sharad Pawar in Pune, thus adding fuel to the speculation that the two party chiefs possibly shared a 'tacit political understanding'. NCP leader Jitendra Awhad reacted on Alliance NCP leader Jitendra Awhad reacted on the rumoured discussion between the NCP and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on the issue of an alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. He said, "In politics, there are no permanently closed doors. But at the same time, there is no discussion about an alliance between the NCP and MNS". MNS' Thane leader Avinash Jadhav refused to elaborate on the issue, stating that no directions have been received by the party headquarters about anything in this regard.
2019-01-31NCP demands ban on Hindu group for insulting Mahatma Gandhi - Outlook India
NCP demands ban on Hindu group for insulting Mahatma Gandhi 31 JANUARY 2019 Last Updated at 5:12 PM Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 31 The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday staged a silent protest to condemn the insult meted out to Mahatma Gandhi by activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha in Aligarh on Wednesday. NCP Thane chief Anand Paranjpe condemned the "recreation of the assassination" of Gandhi by the ABHM national Secretary Puja Shakun Pandey on the occasion of Martys' Day on Wednesday. "The ABHM should be immediately banned and the government must arrest Pandey and her associates under charges of treason for insulting the Father of the Nation by such abhorrent acts," Paranjpe demanded. At the ABHM event on Wednesday, Pandey 'shot' at an effigy of Gandhi from which 'blood' oozed out. The activists cheered, distributed sweets and raised slogans in favour of Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse. The NCP leader said this shocking incident proved that the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only wearing a mask (mukhauta) of the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi but in their hearts they were actually guided by Godse's principles. "This country is still inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his preaching of peace and non-violence... It can never be overshadowed by the action of Godse or his followers. The government must book them for treason for this blatant anti-national act and also ban the ABHM," Paranjpe said. The ABHM, a breakaway group of the original Hindu Mahasabha, with which Godse was allegedly associated, always 'celebrates' Gandhi's death as 'Shaurya Divas' extolling his assassin. After a video of Wednesday's 'celebrations' and mock 'killing' of Gandhi's effigy went viral, it attracted widespread condemnation. Hundreds of NCP activists converged near a statue of Gandhi in the city, many sporting black bands, and sat on a silent protest on Thursday afternoon.
2019-01-31Muslim groups call for impartial probe, ban on terror sites - Times of India
Muslim groups call for impartial probe, ban on terror sites Jan 31, 2019, 22:38 IST Aurangabad: A delegation of Muslim organisations has demanded an impartial and transparent probe into the case involving the arrest of suspects with IS tilt and a ban on websites used by terror organisations to brainwash the youth.The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) recently arrested nine suspects and detained a minor from the city and Mumbra in Thane for their alleged inclination towards IS — an international terror outfit.The arrested suspects were allegedly conspiring to carry out attacks in Mumbai and Aurangabad, the ATS has said.The delegation met the ATS chief and submitted a memorandum of their demand to him in Mumbai on Wednesday. Senior officers at the ATS headquarters confirmed the visit of the delegation. “The ATS chief assured the delegation of personally looking into their grievances by ensuring transparent and unbiased probe,” said an officer who was present at the meeting.The members, led by Muslim Numainda Council, during their interaction with the ATS chief also made some serious allegations against the squad besides raising questions over actions by its team that conducted the raids at houses of the suspects in Aurangabad. The members of the delegation said that they defended Mushahidul Islam, the 23-year old city-based graphic designer, before the ATS chief, citing that he did not have any role in the alleged activities as being associated with other suspects. His only mistake was that his SIM card was used by his brother-in-law Mohsin Khan, who hails from Mumbra, the said.The members also raised the issue of Mohsin Khan’s spouse, who alleged that a member from the ATS allegedly held a gun to her head and took signatures on blank papers. The members also claimed that whatever material is being shown as seized from the houses of the suspects in the city are commonly available household articles, including thinner and nail polish remover. The delegation told the ATS chief that the articles seized from the suspects’ houses in Aurangabad were neither sealed nor a panchanama was done, leaving scope for tampering with the seized articles. They also expressed apprehensions over the possibility of the forensic lab giving adverse report in such a situation.Council president Ziauddin Siddiqui said, “We have made a representation to the ATS chief demanding impartial probe and ensuring that no innocent gets framed or harassed at any cost.” He said the delegation has demanded that after the suspects’ role gets established during the process of investigation, the ATS should slap them with sections as per their individual role and not all of them should be jointly slapped with the stringent sections of UAPA. The delegation demanded that the law enforcement agencies, along with the community leaders, should counsel the youths who are feared of landing on the wrong side of the law.
2019-01-31testGoa CM to travel to New Delhi for medical check up - United News of India
Goa CM to travel to New Delhi for medical check up Posted at: Jan 31 2019 4:53PM Panaji, Jan 31 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be travelling to New Delhi today. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), the Chief Minister will be travelling to New Delhi for undergoing his medical review or checkup which was pending due to the inauguration of Atal Setu and State Legislative Assembly, budget session of which ends today. The Chief Minister is suffering from pancreatic ailment. He had returned from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in October last year and recuperating since then.
2019-01-30Was Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 contestant Shamita Shetty verbally abused in Thane road rage? - International Business Times, India
Was Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 contestant Shamita Shetty verbally abused in Thane road rage? Shamita Shetty, who is currently seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 (KKK9), has registered a case with Thane police station. By : Parismita Goswami Jan 30, 2019 16:14 IST Shamita ShettyShamita Shetty/Instagram Actress Shamita Shetty was reportedly verbally abused and her driver was smacked on his face after a motorist rammed their vehicle in Thane on Tuesday, January 29. A case has been registered against the motorist and two of his friends under sections 279, 323, 504, 506 and 427 of the Indian Penal code, the Times of India reported. According to the actress' driver, he had stopped the car to inspect the damage when the accused picked up a fight, slapped and threatened him. The incident took place at around 1.30 pm when the actress was in Thane for some personal work. Meanwhile, Shamita is currently seen fighting over her fears in Colors' Khatron Ke Khiladi 9, the shoot of which was over a few months ago. Shilpa Shetty's sister entered the show as a wild card contestant and is competing against some of the strong celebrity contestants including Vikas Gupta, Zain Imam, Aly Gony and Bharti Singh. The show is currently one of the top three shows of Indian television in terms of its TRP ratings. Shamita ShettyShamita Shetty/Instagram In another case, actress Zareen Khan was nearly molested and mobbed during her visit to Aurangabad in December last year. The actress was in the city for a store launch and after wrapping up the event, her car got mobbed by a crowd of more than 50 people. Trying to take due advantage of the situation, some perverts tried to touch her inappropriately. However, in Zareen's case, she strongly retaliated to the crowd's shameful behaviour by pushing the perverts away and even slapping some of them who tried to grope her. .@ShamitaShetty and @jasminbhasin showed a lot of courage in executing the tightrope stunt! Did you enjoy watching them? Reply with your thoughts using #KKK9. #JigarPeTrigger pic.twitter.com/QEL5P7ydEn— COLORS (@ColorsTV) January 29, 2019   Post Comment Suggested Articles Taimur Ali Khan gazes, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu waves at paparazzi as they take baby steps towards playschool 90's celebrities who are still going strong with their fame Rajinikanth invites Kamal Haasan for daughter Soundarya's wedding with a warm hug IBT TV Close Rep. Al Green Calls For Trump Impeachment Regardless Of Mueller Results Why advertise with us? most popular Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 box office collection: Santhanam's film opens well, Viswasam, Petta collections slow down Play Game of Thrones season 8: Cersei Lannister to offer her child to the Night King? Throwback: Salman Khan accused Aishwarya Rai of cheating on him with Shah Rukh Khan Why Michael B. Jordan went to therapy after playing Killmonger in Black Panther? Why advertise with us? The Irishman movie: How Martin Scorsese de-age Robert De Niro and Al Pacino? Major changes expected for Australia series, frontline players to be rested - Report Play 21-year-old woman dragged out of car, gang-raped by 10 men in Punjab India calls for special measures to protect peacekeepers from IED hazards 17 killed after fire breaks out at Delhi hotel; people jump out of windows to save themselves Why advertise with us? Photo Gallery 90's celebrities who are still going strong with their fame 15 Celebrities who have insane stamina 15 Celebrities who are actually adopted 15 Celebrities who are not rich anymore 15 Greatest albums of all time 15 Celebrities who stopped working when their fame was at its peak India US World Business Technology Sports Entertainment Auto Photos Video Advertise with us Permission Syndication Terms of service Privacy & Cookie Policy About us Brand Careers Site Navigation Contact Australia China India Singapore U.K. U.S. © Copyright 2018, International Business Times, India Edition . All Rights Reserved.
2019-01-30FIR lodged after 3 bike-borne men ram into Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty`s car, slap and threaten her dr... - Zee News
FIR lodged after 3 bike-borne men ram into Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty's car, slap and threaten her driver in Thane Jan 30, 2019, 18:25 PM IST Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty has on Wednesday filed a police complaint after three bike-borne men rammed into her car, slapped and threatened her driver in Thane. The incident took place on Monday. Based on the statement of the driver, an FIR has been lodged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
2019-01-30Shame! 25-year-old woman assaulted with a cricket bat by her husband in Thane for this silliest reason! - Catch News
Shame! 25-year-old woman assaulted with a cricket bat by her husband in Thane for this silliest reason Updated on: 30 January 2019, 10:27 IST In another shocking yet shameful act, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted by her husband with a cricket bat. The 30-year-old accused thrashed his wife with the bat over a silly reason. The man lives in Mumbai's Dombivli in Thane district, was booked under relevant sections. Reportedly the woman identified as Alpa Kalokhe returned home from the cultural event at her son's school on January 19 after which the accused, Sunil abused her for participating in the dance at the function and hit her with bat. The couple had argued about the matter earlier also. According to a report in The Times of India, the two had fought over the same issue after Alpa had shown interest in participating in the dance event. However, Sunil was strictly against her decision. The argument resumed after the woman denied to agree husband's wish and went on to participate in the cultural event. Following which Sunil allegedly picked up a bat and beat his wife. Alpa suffered critical injuries on her head, hands and legs due to the assault. Reportedly, the man had abused his wife in the past also. Senior police inspector, Rajendra Mungekar said that the accused man has been booked.
2019-01-30testAccused throws sandals at magistrate in Bhiwandi court - United News of India
Accused throws sandals at magistrate in Bhiwandi court Posted at: Jan 30 2019 2:55PM Thane, Jan 30 (UNI) An undertrial accused threw footwear at the magistrate, after a Bhiwandi court here pronounced the judgement in his case on Tuesday. The sandals did not hit the magistrate J S Pathan. It flew sideways and fell on the ground near him. Following the incident, there was an uproar in the court premises.
2019-01-307 from Thane test positive for swine flu - Times of India
7 from Thane test positive for swine flu 7 Jan 30, 2019, 06:09 IST THANE: Seven persons have been diagnosed positive for H1N1 and are undergoing treatment in a hospital with the civic health machinery monitoring their clinical reports on a daily basis and cautioning citizens to report H1N1 symptoms. Thane civic health officer Dr Ram Kendre said that all seven are residents of Ghodbunder Road. He said three other H1N1 positive patients from Mulund, Aurangabad and Kalyan are also undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Thane.
2019-01-30Matka king Pappu Savla externed from Mumbai - Times of India
Matka king Pappu Savla externed from Mumbai Updated: Jan 30, 2019, 23:06 IST MUMBAI: 'Matka' king Pappu Savla has been externed from Mumbai limits in the first such order passed against him by the city police. Savla has been prohibited from entering the city for a period of two years. The order was issued on Wednesday by the office of deputy police commissioner (zone 11) Sangramsinh Nishandar. In 2018, Savla and his associate were arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for demanding Rs 33 crore from a Borivali based developer. Savla's name had also cropped up in the Thane police's investigation into an alleged extortion racket run by Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, last year. The police had arrested Savla's former aide, Pankaj Gangar, under the stringent Maharashtra control of organised crime act and alleged that he was Kaskar’s chief financier. Now, Gangar is out on bail. "In the past, the police had made attempts to issue externment orders against Savla but it did not work out. This time too, Savla approached the Bombay High Court against the externment proceedings. But the HC struck it down," said a senior officer. Savla was also one of the accused in the murder of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandikar in 2006, apart from Gawli. Savla had been booked for financing Gawli but a special court discharged him later. Gawli was convicted for the murder.
2019-01-30Sixteen students held for drunk driving in Thane - Free Press Journal
Sixteen students held for drunk driving in Thane January 30, 2019 8:55 am Thane: Sixteen undergraduate students were nabbed by Wagle Estate traffic police for drunk driving after being pulled over and failing breathalyser tests at Yeoor in Thane on Tuesday. Inspector Anil Mangale, Wagle Estate traffic police, said,”We received information about drunk driving from social activist Binu Varghese. We rushed to spot and deployed nakabandi at Yeoor Hills and seized eight motorcycles after finding the riders driving under the influence.We subjected them to breathalyser tests. The vehicles of those found driving drunk were seized and Rs 2,000 challans were issued.”
2019-01-30After jumping bail, car thief arrested after he orders food online - Mumbai Mirror
After jumping bail, car thief arrested after he orders food online Updated: Jan 30, 2019, 14:23 IST Mumbai: They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. In this case, it seems a hungry stomach can also lead to an arrest. A thief, who managed to evade the police for three years, was finally nabbed because he got hungry. Allow us to explain. Tabrez Dawood Sheikh was wanted in several cases of taxi robberies. Tabrez used to book an Ola cab for Thane or Mumbai from various locations. However, after reaching a secluded area, he would ask the driver to stop the car. He would then threaten him with a knife or make him unconscious using some chemical and run away with the car and other belongings. He would later sell the cars in Bhiwandi or Nashik. In 2015, the Crime Branch Unit had arrested a gang including Tabrez Sheikh. However, he jumped bail. Since the accused did not attend the hearings for three years, the court expressed its displeasure, following which special teams were formed to nab him. During the investigation, it was found that the accused was calling his friends and relatives from a mobile number. Tarbez also used the same number to order food from online apps. The police tracked the number and tracked the hotel from where he would place the order, and arrested him from Bhendi Bazaar.
2019-01-30Waiting for answers, kin refuse to raze the house - Mumbai Mirror
Waiting for answers, kin refuse to raze the hous Updated: Jan 30, 2019, 06:00 IST Three years on, family members shun police hypotheses and claim they never got a copy of the chargesheet; pledge not to pull down the house without finding answers. Three years after Thane resident Hasnain Warekar allegedly massacred 14 members of his family in Kasarwadavali and subsequently committed suicide, the grieving remaining family refuses to pull down the single-storeyed bungalow where even the walls won’t let things pass. Unanswered questions still haunt Hasnain’s brotherin-law Shaukat Khan and uncle Rizwan Warekar. They regularly visit the Warekar mass grave in the area and cry for hours and have pledged not to give up the case until the police can say with certainty what led to the bloodbath of February 27, 2016. That Saturday night was last for Shaukat’s wife Shabina and their daughter. “That night, 15 people, including Hasnain died, but the police investigations got over in six days,” Rizwan told Mirror, adding, “We were not informed about the chargesheet being filed and were not even given a copy which was our right. We still have a lot of questions but no one to hear us, let alone give answers.” Hasnain, a 35-year-old commerce graduate, had invited all his family members for his daughter’s birthday party on the ill-fated night. The soft drinks at the party were allegedly spiked with sedatives. According to the police, Hasnain used the Eid knife to slit the throats of all the family members while they slept, the sole survivor being one of Hasnain’s sisters Subia Bharmar, who had later said that she had locked herself in a room. The family that didn’t attend the party and therefore survived the massacre three years ago were brother-in-law Shaukat, two uncles and their families. Rizwan said there are a lot of doubts in their mind regarding Hasnain’s role in the murders and have refused to accept the statement Subia gave to the police. He also refuses to believe the police version that Hasnain was sexually abusing Subia, who was mentally unstable then. Subia, according to media reports, had come out of the house screaming that her brother had killed everyone. Mirror tried to contact her for several days but could not get her version until the time of going to press. “He was not like that. If this was the case, why did Subia not confide in us? She now refuses to acknowledge the statement which she herself gave to the police. Maybe she was in a different state of mind then, or maybe she is thinking of her family’s reputation,” a surviving member of the family, on condition of anonymity, told this reporter when he visited the house. “Though no one stays here, for us its existence itself is the family’s last memories,” said another family member who did not wish to be named. As for neighbours, they said “no one goes near the illfated house after sunset”. “We are still scared to walk on the road in front of the bungalow,” said another.
2019-01-30Thane: Theft accused hurls slippers at magistrate in court - The Indian Express
Thane: Theft accused hurls slippers at magistrate in court Published: January 30, 2019 2:57:34 pm An undertrial allegedly hurled a pair of slippers at a magistrate in a court in Thane district of Maharashtra after being convicted in a theft case, a police official said Wednesday. However, the magistrate ducked in time and escaped getting hit by the slippers, he said. Ashraf Ansari, 22, was arrested sometime back in a case of theft and house-trespass in Bhiwandi town here, an official at Shanti Nagar police station said. On Tuesday, during the hearing of the case in a court in Bhiwandi, magistrate J S Pathan pronounced Ansari guilty. The accused, in a fit of anger, then threw his slippers at the magistrate, but the latter managed to avoid getting hit, the official said. The policemen immediately overpowered Ansari and escorted him out of the court, he said. The accused was later arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 228 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding), he added.
2019-01-30ATS: D-sniper's son, management student radicalized youths | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
ATS: D-sniper’s son, management student radicalized youths 30th January, 2019 THANE/AURANGABAD: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s sharpshooter Rashid Malbari’s son Mazhar (21) allegedly played a key role in radicalizing youths, along with Mumbra resident Talah Potrick, who was arrested by the state anti-terrorism squad (ATS) on Saturday. The nine arrested were Mazhar, Potrick, Mumbra residents Zaman N Khuteupad and Fahad M I Ansari, Kausa resident Salman S Khan and Aurangabad residents Mohsin Khan, Mohammed Taqi alias Abu Khalid, Mohammed Mushahid-ul-Islam and Mohammed Sarfaraz (25). Mazhar, who lives in Mumbra’s Almas Colony, was among the eight arrested by ATS teams in simultaneous operations in Mumbra-Kausa and Aurangabad last week.The ATS claimed the youths were affiliated to IS and were planning terror acts, including preparation of chemical bombs, IEDs and even poison using chemicals. The suspects, officials said, had been under surveillance since August 2018. Reports are awaited.Sources said the Union ministry of home affairs has taken serious cognizance of the arrests and sleuths from different agencies reporting to the ministry are independently working on this case.
2019-01-30Koregaon Bhima inquiry panel hearing: Videos show incidents of flag waving, altercations - The Indian Express
Koregaon Bhima inquiry panel hearing: Videos show incidents of flag waving, altercations Published: January 30, 2019 9:18:16 am Videos submitted by eyewitnesses, which were played before the Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission on Tuesday, purportedly showed incidents of flag waving at the “beginning of the violence” on January 1, 2018. Advertising Ravindra Lahuji Chandane of Murbad in Thane district, a leader of Republican Party of India (Secular) and an eyewitness to the Koregaon Bhima violence, was cross-examined on Tuesday by advocate Pradeep Gavade, who represented witness Sagar Shinde. In his affidavit submitted before the commission, Chandane had stated that on January 1, 2018, he along with a group of activists visited the samadhis of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj and Govind Gopal Mahar in Vadhu Budruk. They then headed towards Koregaon Bhima, “where a mob of about 1,500 to 2,000 people were waving flags aggressively and shouting slogans — Sambhaji Bhide Zindabad, Milind Ekbote Zindabad”. Chandane added that during the same time, some people were also shouting slogans of Jai Bhim. He stated that some of those holding saffron flags were shouting abusive comments against the Ambedkarites. “About 250 to 300 persons from a mob ran towards a youth carrying a blue flag, encircled him and started beating him,” the affidavit stated. He said he was beaten up by someone when he tried to pacify the mob. Chandane submitted a video as evidence before the commission and a copy of a police complaint filed on January 1, 2018, which stated that the mob with saffron flags also shouted slogans of ‘RSS Zindabaad’. During his cross-examination, advocate Gavade asked him to point out in the video the slogans that he had stated in the affidavit and complaint. The video with garbled audio was played, and only some slogans such as “Jai Bhawani, Jai Shivaji”, “Jai Bhim”, “Ekadach Ghusel, Bhagava Disel” were audible. The other slogans regarding Hindutva leaders and RSS were not audible. Advocate Gavade alleged that Chandane added these slogans on his own for creating enmity in the society and to suit his political agenda. However, Chandane refuted the allegations. Meanwhile, another video of the “beginning of the violence” submitted by another eyewitness Ganesh Phadtare, who is also accused in the Koregaon Bhima violence case, was played. The video showed that a youth holding a blue flag came running from a distance and entered the mob carrying saffron flags and then waved the blue flag. As per the video, an altercation at this point started the violence. Pointing to it, Gavade told Chandane that his claims — a mob carrying saffron flag ran towards the youth holding a blue flag and thrashed him — are false and misleading. Chandane again denied the allegation. Chandane’s cross-examination will continue on Wednesday.
2019-01-30Mumbai: Boy ‘kidnapped’ 4 years ago found, reveals left home - The Asian Age
Mumbai: Boy ‘kidnapped’ 4 years ago found, reveals left home Published : Jan 31, 2019, 3:27 am IST Mumbai: The police has solved the case of a 15-year-old boy going missing from his Thane residence four years ago only to find that the boy had fled home fearing flunking his Class nine examination. The police said that the boy had been staying with his friends in Navi Mumbai, and working with a caterer. The police tracked him after finding a bank account opened in his name at a bank in Nerul. While his family and the Thane police went on a wild goose chase for four years, three other persons who learnt about the missing boy tried to extort money from his father and were arrested subsequently in 2015 but the boy could not be traced. Sumedh Chandra, now 19 years’ old, was reunited with his family members Wednesday. Having appeared for his Class nine exams in 2015, Sumedh feared he would not clear them. After he went missing, the Vartak Nagar police registered a case of kidnapping against unknown persons as he was a juvenile. During the search for Sumedh, the family even received a call for ransom from a person who claimed that Sumedh was in his custody. Three persons were arrested but the boy could not be found in their custody and the hunt continued. Finally, the officials found a bank account in Sumedh’s name at State Bank of India’s Nerul branch. After probing, the police learned that Sumedh would be visiting the branch office Wednesday. A team stayed put at the Nerul branch and the moment Sumedh walked in, they verified his identity and detained him. “He subsequently revealed that he was not kidnapped and had left home on his own. We informed his family members and handed him over to them after confirming his claims,” said a Thane police officer. Chandra cleared the class IX exam, however, he quit studies after fleeing from his home and had been working with a caterer. The bank account was for depositing his earnings, officers said.
2019-01-30Thane thugs arrested for snatching chains in city - Deccan Herald
Thane thugs arrested for snatching chains in city UPDATED: JAN 31 2019, 01:08AM IST Two Thane-based gangsters who adopted an unusual method of operation to snatch chains in the city have been arrested on Wednesday by the Vidyaranyapura police. The accused would fly into the city from Mumbai, carry out a series of chain snatchings using a high-end bike they stole from Mumbai and kept in the city and board the train back home from the Cantonment railway station, where they would leave the bike at the parking lot. The police identified the bike through the CCTV footage obtained in one of the cases and deputed an officer to pose as a parking lot attendant to capture the criminals. The police said the accused — Mohammed Ali (23) and Syed Karaar Hussain (37) — are members of the notorious Irani gang. They were involved in chain snatchings and robberies through attention diversion. With the duo’s arrest, the police have solved around 20 chain-snatching cases, reported in the city since August last year. The police recovered gold chains worth Rs 15 lakh and the bike. Describing the gang’s modus operandi, DCP (north east) Kala Krishnaswamy said Ali and Hussain would leave the bike at the Cantonment station parking lot until they returned for the next round of chain snatchings. The duo also confessed that they used a similar method of operation to commit crimes in other metro cities. They said they preferred Bengaluru over Lucknow and Chennai since the women here wear heavy and costly jewellery.
2019-01-30Ducon Provides a Business Update - Associated Press
Ducon Provides a Business Update THANE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2019--Ducon Infratechnologies Limited (BSE: 534674, NSE: DUCON), an emerging technology company providing solutions in the Industrial, infrastructure & digital space to multiple business segments across varied industries provides an update on its business activities. The Company indicated that in its Infrastructure business segment, it is diligently working with customers in securing projects in its legacy businesses of material handling systems and electrification systems and is seeing a normal amount of activity in its business. The Company also continues to submit new bids and revise previously submitted proposals for its Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) systems required for power plants and industrial boilers. The Company is hopeful that some of these bids will soon materialize in firm orders. However, the industry per se has not witnessed too many orders being placed and hence the build up with respect to orders in this segment continues to be poor. In its digital & Information technology (IT) business segment the Company is selectively focusing on areas in online ecommerce in India and abroad. The Company’s IT business segment currently only deals with network & hardware solutions, marketing initiatives, distribution, volume procurement and end to end technical support. The proposed move to services and platforms in the IT business is expected to see the Company gain traction in this segment by the end of the next fiscal. The Company remains cautiously optimistic that the current scenario in the FGD space should definitely see improvement and even an order or two can provide a huge fillip to the revenue and profitability. Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Aron Govil, the Managing Director said, “We remain committed to building a Company that would bring technological expertise and experience in areas of industrial, infrastructure and digital space.” He also added, “I am aware that the performance at the bourses in the recent past has not been particularly pleasant from a shareholder perspective but as a promoter holding over 70% of the Company’s outstanding shares, investors should realize that it is in my best interest to ensure that we create lasting value for the shareholders and I want everyone to know that we are putting our best efforts to make that happen.” About Ducon Infratechnologies Limited Ducon Infratechnologies Limited (BSE: 534674, NSE: DUCON) is an emerging technology company based in India for providing solutions in the Industrial, infrastructure & digital space to multiple business segments across varied industries. In the digital space, Ducon offers distribution services to its clients related to marketing initiatives, distribution, volume procurement and end to end technical support. On the infrastructure sector, it intends to offer complete solutions including execution of turnkey projects in rural electrification, environmental control & material handling areas across India and neighboring regions. The Company is led by a team of young and dynamic professionals with technical, marketing and sales know-how and has an objective to become a leading solution provider in the digital and infrastructure business sectors. Disclaimer: Certain statements in this document that are not historical facts are forward looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties like government actions, local, political or economic developments, technological risks, and many other factors. that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking statements. The Company will not be in any way responsible for any action taken based on such statements and undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. CONTACT: Ducon: Harish Shetty (Director),hshetty@duconinfra.co.in Darshit Parikh (Company Secretary),investor@dtlindia.com KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC INDIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE SOFTWARE OTHER TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: Ducon Infratechnologies Limited
2019-01-30Hawkers speech and debate team third at state tournament - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Hawkers speech and debate team third at state tournament By Gail Schontzler Chronicle Staff Writer Gail Schontzler 9 hrs ago Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save There was no four-peat this year for Bozeman High School’s highly successful Hawkers speech and debate team, which came in third in the state tournament held last weekend in Kalispell.Hometown favorites Glacier and Flathead high schools won first and second places with 172.5 and 167 points, to Bozeman’s 109.5 points. Missoula Sentinel was fourth with 79.5 points and Missoula Big Sky had 36.5 points.“It was a tough challenge for the Hawkers, as we left some of our best speakers back in Bozeman due to illness, but our team showed resilience and their quality and had a respectable result,” Adam Thane, head coach and English teacher, wrote in an email. × Advertisement The Hawkers won the state tournament the last three years.Several Bozeman students won all-state honors — partners Jackson Raecke and Ryan Geissler and partners Nic Kuntz and Daniel Waterman in policy debate; partners Mason Scurry and Kaitlyn Krushefski and partners Aiden Farmer and Irene Liang in public forum debate; Macy Thompson in informative speaking; and Parker Summerhill in impromptu speaking.Here are individual results for Bozeman students:n Varsity policy debate: Jackson Raecke and Ryan Geissler, second; Daniel Waterman and Nic Kuntz, fourth.n Varsity Lincoln Douglas: Audrey Miller, fifth.n Public forum debate: Mason Scurry and Kaitlyn Krushefski, second; Aiden Farmer and Irene Liang, third; Katie Gregoire and Michelle O’Shea, seventh.n Extemporaneous speaking: Josh Nguyen, fifth.n Impromptu speaking: Parker Summerhill, fourth; Josh Nguyen, eighth.n Humorous interpretation: Erika Johnson, sixth.n Dramatic interpretation: Lia Johnson-Hill, sixth.n Original oratory: Reeba Walters, seventh; Lia Johnson-Hill, eighth.n Informative speaking: Macy Thompson, second. Gail Schontzler can be reached at gails@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2633. Follow her on Twitter @gailnews. Facebook Twitter
2019-01-30Thane: Livid at six-month jail, thief hurls slipper at judge - Times of India
Thane: Livid at six-month jail, thief hurls slipper at judge Updated: Jan 31, 2019, 19:07 IST BHIWANDI: A man accused in several theft cases hurled a slipper at a judge in the Bhiwandi court on Wednesday. The man, Ashraf Ansari, a Bhiwandi resident, was livid after the judge, a judicial magistrate first class, H J Pathan, sentenced him to six months in jail and also imposed a fine in one of the theft cases. Ansari has already spent 14 months behind bars in the other cases. Following the attack on the judge, lawyers went on a strike, demanding proper security for judges and advocates. Police inspector of Shanti Nagar police station, Durgesh Dubey, said that no sooner had the judge pronounced his judgment than Ansari lost his cool and flung his footwear at the judge. "The judge managed to duck the footwear. He did not get hurt," said Dubey. After the incident, police personnel immediately took Ansari to the police station where he was arrested and booked under section 353 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with 'assault on a public servant' besides section 228 (causing intentional insult to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding).
2019-01-30Thane: Livid at six-month jail, thief hurls slipper at judge | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: Livid at six-month jail, thief hurls slipper at judge 31st January, 2019 BHIWANDI: A man accused in several theft cases hurled a slipper at a judge in the Bhiwandi court on Wednesday. Police inspector of Shanti Nagar police station, Durgesh Dubey, said that no sooner had the judge pronounced his judgment than Ansari lost his cool and flung his footwear at the judge. The man, Ashraf Ansari, a Bhiwandi resident, was livid after the judge, a judicial magistrate first class, H J Pathan, sentenced him to six months in jail and also imposed a fine in one of the theft cases. Ansari has already spent 14 months behind bars in the other cases.Following the attack on the judge, lawyers went on a strike, demanding proper security for judges and advocates. "The judge managed to duck the footwear.
2019-01-30Boy missing since 2015 reunited with parents - The Hindu
Boy missing since 2015 reunited with parents A resident of Vasant Vihar in Thane, who went missing in 2015, was traced and reunited with his parents on Wednesday afternoon. During the four-year-long investigation, three people were arrested and the boy’s family filed a writ petition accusing the police of dragging their feet in the case. Thane Crime Branch officers said Sumedh Chandra went missing on March 27, 2015, and his parents registered a complaint with the Vartak Nagar police. On April 1, they received a ransom call demanding ?1 lakh. Matching voice samples A Thane Crime Branch officer said, “We arrested two accused in connection with the incident but the boy was not found. The accused said they saw a poster about the missing boy at Thane railway station and used the opportunity to make a fast buck. In March 2017, we arrested Kalim Ansari, a civil contractor who carried out repairs at the boy’s house. The father named him as a suspect and a test of his voice sample matched with man who made the ransom call.” Mr. Chandra then filed a writ in the Bombay High Court alleging that the Thane Police were not putting their best efforts to find his son. He requested that the case be transferred to an independent agency like the Mumbai Crime Branch or the Central Bureau of Investigation. The court, however, decided to let the Thane Crime Branch continue with their investigation. Assistant Commissioner of Police Bharat Shelke, Thane Crime Branch, who was heading the case, retired in 2018 and Senior Police Inspector Ravindra Daundkar, Anti Human Trafficking Cell, took over the probe. Mr. Daundkar said, “Earlier this month, we received information that a boy who fled from home was working with a caterer in Nerul on a daily wage basis. We found that the boy had assumed the name Mohan and recently opened an account with a bank in Nerul. We sought information from the bank and found that the account was opened in the name of Sumedh Chandra.” Acting on the police’s instructions, the branch manager called the boy up and told him to come to the branch as he had failed to sign a document. When the boy did not turn up on Tuesday, the manager said his account would be suspended if he did not visit the bank on Wednesday. Anti Human Trafficking Cell officers in plain clothes waited outside the bank on Wednesday morning and took the boy into custody when he turned up. The boy revealed his identity and admitted that he ran away from his house four years ago. From Nashik to Nerul Mr. Daundkar said, “The boy said that he ran away from home as he was sure he was going to fail in Class IX examinations and was afraid of his father’s reaction to it. He first went to Nashik, where he worked at a dhaba for a few months. The owner had seen his picture on television but continued to employ him without informing the police.” The boy then got in touch with a friend from Nerul and started working for the caterer.
2019-01-30Theft Accused Allegedly Hurls Slippers At Magistrate In Thane Court - NDTV News
Theft Accused Allegedly Hurls Slippers At Magistrate In Thane Court Updated: January 30, 2019 13:56 IST Thane: An undertrial allegedly hurled a pair of slippers at a magistrate in a court in Thane district of Maharashtra after being convicted in a theft case, a police official said today. However, the magistrate ducked in time and escaped getting hit by the slippers, he said. Ashraf Ansari, 22, was arrested sometime back in a case of theft and house-trespass in Bhiwandi town, an official at the police station said.On Tuesday, during the hearing of the case in a court in Bhiwandi, magistrate J S Pathan pronounced Ansari guilty. The accused, in a fit of anger, threw his slippers at the magistrate, but the latter managed to avoid getting hit, the official said.The policemen immediately overpowered Ansari and escorted him out of the court, he said. The accused was later arrested and case filed against him, he added.
2019-01-30Theft accused hurls slippers at magistrate in court in Thane district - The Tribune India
Theft accused hurls slippers at magistrate in court in Thane district Posted at: Jan 30, 2019, 12:43 PM An undertrial allegedly hurled a pair of slippers at a magistrate in a court in Thane district after being convicted in a theft case, a police official said on Wednesday. However, the magistrate ducked in time and escaped getting hit, he said. Ashraf Ansari, 22, was arrested sometime back in a case of theft and house trespass in Bhiwandi town here, an official at Shanti Nagar police station said. On Tuesday, during the hearing of the case in a court in Bhiwandi, magistrate JS Pathan pronounced Ansari guilty. The accused, in a fit of anger, threw his slippers at the magistrate, but the latter managed to avoid getting hit, the official said. The policemen immediately overpowered Ansari and escorted him out of the court, he said. The accused was later arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 228 (intentional insult or interruption to public servant sitting in judicial proceeding), he added.
2019-01-30Deaths on tracks: Central Railway to take measures suggested by firm in Thane-Kalwa stretch - The Indian Express
Deaths on tracks: Central Railway to take measures suggested by firm in Thane-Kalwa stretch Published: January 31, 2019 4:42:16 am The Central Railway (CR) will soon implement the recommendations of a consultancy firm in the Thane-Kalwa section to prevent deaths on tracks. Advertising The move comes after Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal recently directed the general managers (GMs) of both Western Railway and Central Railway to take a fresh look at solutions suggested in 2009 by consultancy firm Final Mile Consulting, whose recommendations have been implemented at the Wadala railway station. Among the recommendations implemented at Wadala include putting up posters of a man crushed by a train, putting up whistle boards 150 metres away from accident-prone spots where motormen have to compulsorily blow the whistle and painting yellow stripes on tracks to give trespassers a sense of the speed of an approaching train. The implementation of the recommendations saw the number of deaths fall by 75 per cent. According to data from the railway police commissionerate, every year nearly 3,000 deaths are recorded on railway tracks of both commuters and trespassers. More than 50 per cent of the deaths are of those crossing the tracks. The study by Final Mile Consulting on trespassing showed that trespassing is a “non-conscious” activity that would be best tackled by non-conscious interventions. Equally, instead of trying to stop trespassing totally, the report suggested ways to minimise fatalities. The 2009 report had pointed to a trespasser’s inability to judge the correct speed and distance of an approaching train, and said overconfidence and “status quo biases” also affect the trespasser’s behaviour. To boost Make in India, Budget 2019 shouldn’t raise customs duties CR’s chief public relation officer Sunil Udasi said they have constituted a team to look into more ways by which deaths on tracks could be reduced. He said that five accident-prone spots between Thane and Kalwa have been selected and the recommendations would be implemented on this stretch. The WR authorities have also held a meeting with Final Mile Consulting and asked it to study such deaths on its routes.
2019-01-30Shamita Shetty s driver abused and beaten up in Thane road rage - Mid-Day
Shamita Shetty's driver abused and beaten up in Thane road rage Jan 30, 2019, 20:10 IST Bollywood actress Shamita Shetty's driver was bashed up by a motorist and his friends in Majiwada, Thane. The incident took place followed by an accident in Thane on Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, Shetty travelled from Andheri to Thane for some personal work, when a car rammed into her BMW from the rear near Viviana Mall, Majiwada. When her driver got off the vehicle to check for any damages, the motorist and two of his friends started abusing him. Following the incident, Shamita's driver approached Rabodi police station and filed a complaint against the attackers. The police have already managed to identify the vehicle and are currently working on tracing its owner. Meanwhile, Rabodi police have also registered a case against the trio under Sections 279, 323, 427, 504, 506, and 34 of the Indian Penal code. Shamita Shetty, sister of actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, is a Bollywood actress and an interior designer. She made her Bollywood debut in 2000 with the blockbuster Mohabbatein. Her portrayal in the film earned her the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the year. She also featured in a couple of movies later and her notable work includes Zeher, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Bewafa and Cash. She was also a contestant on Bigg Boss, the reality show in 2009. She is currently a contestant on the reality show season 9 of Colors, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. She had endorsed Pantene with her sister Shilpa Shetty Kundra for a year. She has also been associated with brands like Audi, Aldo, IIJAS Jewellery exhibition and many more.
2019-01-29MLK's legacy is about moral clarity, not easy analogies - CNN
2019-01-29Thane: Three held with cannabis in Bhayandar - Times of India
Thane: Three held with cannabis in Bhayandar Jan 29, 2019, 22:40 IST THANE: Three persons were arrested from Bhayandar in Thane district of Maharashtra with cannabis estimated to worth over Rs 10 lakh in grey market, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team picked up the trio from Golden Nest area of the township Monday evening, a senior police officer said, adding that they recovered 2.550 kgs of "Kashmiri charas" from them. The accused have been identified as Punit Kumar Yogendra Prasad Singh (22), Abrar Ahmed Yaar Mohammad Chowdhari (21) and Hamid Ullah Inamullah Shaikh (28). They have been booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The police officer said they are trying to trace the recipients of the consignment.
2019-01-29Thane: Man gets 10-year jail for raping - Times of India
Thane: Man gets 10-year jail for raping teenager Updated: Jan 29, 2019, 18:05 IST THANE: A Thane court has awarded 10 years' imprisonment to a 23-year-old man for raping a teenager, observing that the accused was not entitled to be acquitted merely because the victim turned hostile. Special court judge Kavita D Shirbhate, in her order last week, held the accused, Kishore Bhide, guilty under the Indian Penal Code Section 376 (rape) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The judge awarded the accused 10-year imprisonment each under three relevant sections and said all the three sentences will run concurrently. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 9,000 on the accused. The prosecution told the court that the victim, then aged 15 years and studying in class 8 at a school in Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, complained of stomachache on April 5, 2016, following which her parents took her to a hospital where doctors found that she was two months' pregnant. When her parents enquired, the girl revealed that she was in a physical relationship with a driver from Turbhe area in Navi Mumbai since seven-eight months. Later, the girl's parents filed a complaint against the accused. The prosecution said that the accused had raped the girl while promising to marry her. The girl's father also informed the court that the victim was admitted to the hospital for 15 days and her pregnancy was terminated. However, during her cross-examination in the court, the victim turned hostile. The prosecution urged the court to award maximum punishment to the accused as the offence was of serious nature committed against a minor. The accused prayed for leniency, saying he had to support his family and that he was ready to marry the victim, who is now an adult. After hearing both the sides, the judge noted that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt all the charges against the accused. "The DNA report clearly indicates that the accused committed the act of sexual intercourse with the victim. Merely because the victim turns hostile, the accused is not entitled for the order of acquittal," the judge observed while pronouncing the sentence.
2019-01-29Maharashtra: Man stabs wife to death at her office in Bhayander - Times of India
Maharashtra: Man stabs wife to death at her office in Bhayander Jan 29, 2019, 16:51 IST THANE: A man Tuesday stabbed his wife to death at her office in Bhayander in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. Kumar Bhoir (32) arrived at the office of his wife Veena (35) at around 10:30am and a quarrel ensued between the couple, following which he whipped out a knife and stabbed her multiple times, Bhayander police station senior inspector Rajesh Jadhav said. "She was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival. The couple lived in Murdha locality in Bhayander and the victim had left home on January 2. On Tuesday, Bhoir got to know that she was attending office so came here," he said. An official said Bhoir allegedly doubted her character and this was causing fights between them. Bhoir, who was arrested a little later, has been charged with murder, he added.
2019-01-29George Fernandes Passes Away, Maharashtra ATS Arrests ISIS-Linked People + More Top News - Indiatimes.com
George Fernandes Passes Away, Maharashtra ATS Arrests ISIS-Linked People Updated: Jan 29, 2019, 18:25 PM IST Former defence minister George Fernandes passed away on Tuesday following a prolonged illness, his family sources said. Fernandes was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Recently, he contracted swine flu, they said. Fernandes was India's defence minister in the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He had a cold and cough and was taken to the Max Hospital in Saket by his wife, Liela Fernandes, earlier in the day, when doctors said that the veteran leader was already dead. His son, who lives in New York, is expected back in a day or two, after which the funeral will take place, the sources said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death through a series of messages on his official Twitter account. "George Sahab represented the best of India's political leadership. Frank and fearless, forthright and farsighted, he made a valuable contribution to our country. He was among the most effective voices for the rights of the poor and marginalised. Saddened by his passing away", he captioned. 1) Maharashtra ATS Arrests ISIS-Linked Thane Man, 9 Others Who Were Planning A Chemical Attack Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad busted a racket linked to the ISIS last week in which they arrested nine people including a 17-year-old juvenile from Mumbra, Thane and Aurangabad. The ATS recovered laptops, tablets, hard disk, pen drives, routers and mobile phones as well. One more person was arrested by the cell on Saturday. Hindustan Times reported that the 24-year-old suspect was working under the name of Ummat-e-Mohammadiya and was concocting a plan to carry out a chemical attack in India by mixing poisonous substances in food and water. The ATS has been chasing a number of such men who have connections with the international terrorist organization. Reportedly, the arrests were made on the basis of an investigation into the presence of sleeper cells ahead of Republic Day.
2019-01-29Nightmare on Ghodbunder Road: Metro work, dug up service lanes - Times of India
Nightmare on Ghodbunder Road: Metro work, dug up service lanes Jan 29, 2019, 05:34 IST THANE: Travel on an 8-km stretch on Ghodbunder Road, especially during peak hours, has become a headache for motorists,thanks to the stretch being dug up for Metro work. Also service roads, which are already blocked by illegally parked vehicles too have been dug up by civic works. Barricades for the Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavli Metro 4 have taken over more than an entire lane, leaving just two-and-a half lanes for vehicles to ply on the two carriageways, resulting in daily traffic jams in both directions—from Majiwada towards Kasarvadavli and from Borivli towards Ghodbunder. “It takes almost an hour to cover 4km in a bus. And trucks add to the congestion,” said Roshan Rai, a resident. At times, the traffic jam extends up to Gaimukh and even till Versova bridge, complained motorists, adding that they cannot use service roads as most of them are in a bad condition. “Almost all service roads on this stretch are in a bad state and the rest cannot be accessed as Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has dug them up to lay drainage and water pipelines,” said Pracheta Mada, a local resident. Arjun Ahire, head of the civic water department, said they will take at last three months to complete the pipeline-laying work. Traffic authorities said they have deployed their men along the route to manage traffic and direct motorists to use internal roads in case of a severe jam.
2019-01-29Maharashtra: Man stabs wife to death at her office in Thane - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: Man stabs wife to death at her office in Thane January 29, 2019 4:39 pm Thane: A man Tuesday stabbed his wife to death at her office in Bhayander in Maharashtra’s Thane district, police said. Kumar Bhoir (32) arrived at the office of his wife Veena (35) at around 10:30 am and a quarrel ensued between the couple, following which he whipped out a knife and stabbed her multiple times, Bhayander police station senior inspector Rajesh Jadhav said. “She was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared her dead on arrival. The couple lived in Murdha locality in Bhayander and the victim had left home on January 2. On Tuesday, Bhoir got to know that she was attending office so came here,” he said. An official said Bhoir allegedly doubted her character and this was causing fights between them. Bhoir, who was arrested a little later, has been charged with murder, he added.
2019-01-29Navi Mumbai-resident arrested with 28.5 kg cannabis - Local Press Co
Navi Mumbai-resident arrested with 28.5 kg cannabis January 29, 2019 The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Thane Police’s Crime Branch on Monday arrested one person and seized over 28 kg of cannabis from his possession. Acting on a tip-off, an ANC team of Thane police laid a trap at Shil Phata area in the neighbouring Thane district and apprehended the man when he arrived near a hotel on a scooter, said ANC senior inspector Kishore Khairnar. The man was identified as Amol Hirve, a resident of Turbhe in Navi Mumbai. A total of 28.5 kg of the banned substance, worth an estimated Rs 9 lakh, was seized from his possession. The accused was subsequently booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Shil Daighar police station.
2019-01-29Masterminds behind fake insurance racket nabbed in Kalyan - Daily News & Analysis
Masterminds behind fake insurance racket nabbed in Kalyan Updated: Jan 29, 2019, 07:00 AM IST After arresting the mastermind behind fake insurance claim racket from Kalyan, the cops are now on the lookout for insurance employees who helped the fraudster clear the claims. The accused Chandrakant Shinde, along with two doctors from Mumbra and a TMC employee was arrested by Kalyan cops in the case recently. On January 27, the Kalyan crime branch unit-3 arrested Shinde, 65 a resident of Kalyan, Dr Abdul Moin Siddiqui, 39 and Dr Imran Siddiqui, 41 from Mumbra, TMC (Thane municipal corporation) sweeper Tejpal Mehrol from Mumbra crematorium. They were booked for producing fake death certificates of insurance policyholders and claiming amount to the tune of Rs 81 lakhs. The policyholders are also from Andhra Pradesh. "Chandrakant's nephew Vivek from Thane went to claim his insurance policy from a private insurer in Decembre 2018. There he learned that his policy worth Rs 4.08 lakhs were already claimed by submitting a forged death certificate by Chandrakant," said API Santosh Shevale, Kalyan crime branch. "During a routine conversation, Vivek had told Chandrakant's son Narayan about his various insurance policies. Some of them were to mature and when Chandrakant got to know about this, he quietly went and forged Vivek's death certificate with the help of the above doctors, and got the claim passed," he says. Upon knowing this Vivek approached the cops who investigated the matter and caught Chandrakant and the above accused. "Without the involvement of insurance officials, it is not possible to get the claims passed so quickly. So we are now seeking details of company employees from the insurance companies," he says. "In fact, he had also filed a claim of Rs 55 lakhs when our inquiry started," he adds. Chandrakant sold cutlery items in local trains and in 2015 met Tejpal Mehrol. At that time one of his relatives in Andhra Pradesh had died and the family was having a difficult time claiming his insurance as they did not have the deceased's death certificate. He confided in Mehrol who told him that he could easily get it arranged for an amount. Mehrol knew the above doctors who took money to give the fake death certificate. He would use the doctor's certificate to get a death certificate from the TMC and the insurance claim was cleared. Encouraged by this Chandrakant got his own policy cleared by submitting a fake death certificate, his son Narayan and daughter-in-law Laxmi's as well. "In fact, he also claimed his wife's policy who is alive and says she knows nothing about it," says Shevale. The cops have also arrested Narayan and Laxmi and all six of them have been remanded to police custody. BANNED DOCTOR Dr Abdul Moin Siddiqui who is a BUMS (Unani) doctor was banned by TMC since 2008 along with three others in Mumbra. "He would stand outside crematoriums and issue fake doctor's certificate to the deceased's relative so that they could submit it for death certificate with the TMC," says Dr Ram Kendre, head of TMC's health department. "The matter came to light when we found over 70-100 death certificates issued by him in a month repeatedly. We will ensure that his license gets cancelled," says Kendre.
2019-01-29QMumbai: BJP Not a Vulnerable Party, Says CM Fadnavis & More - The Quint
QMumbai: BJP Not a Vulnerable Party, Says CM Fadnavis & More 1. State Executive Meeting: BJP Not A Vulnerable Party, Says Devendra Fadnavis Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said the BJP was not vulnerable and the party’s pre-poll alliance initiative was to keep Hindutva unity and also consolidate the forces to combat corruption. At the BJP’s state executive meeting held at Jalna district in Marathwada region, Fadnavis addressed the party workers and asked them to get ready for the big battle of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He also outlined the strategies and roadmap for individual karyakartas. “Make no mistake, BJP is not a vulnerable party. Yes, we want an alliance. But our emphasis on alliance is for unity of Hindutva. Our efforts is to consolidate like-minded forces to fight against corruption,” Fadnavis said.
2019-01-28Thane: 6 claimed Rs 80 lakh insurance with fake death certificates - Times of India
Thane: 6 claimed Rs 80 lakh insurance with fake death certificates Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 06:19 IST KALYAN: Six people, including two Mumbra doctors and a Thane civic-run crematorium employee, were arrested by the Kalyan crime branch unit of Thane police for allegedly preparing death certificates of people who were alive and claiming insurance. The police said the mastermind, Kalyan resident Chandrakant Shinde (65), in connivance with Tejpal Mehrol, a sweeper at Thane Municipal Corporation's Mumbra crematorium, and Dr Abdul Siddiqui (38) and Dr Imran Siddiqui (41), who issued at least 10 bogus death certificates, claimed compensation of Rs 80 lakh from two private insurance firms. They also managed to procure death certificates from the TMC of three people who live in Andhra Pradesh and sought Rs 50 lakh as payout, said the police. The others arrested were Chandrakant’s son Narayan and daughter-in-law Laxmi, who were the beneficiaries. The police said other beneficiaries were Chandrakant’s relatives who were unaware about the insurance money claimed on their names as most of them are illiterate. Investigators are also probing the role of the insurance company officials and TMC employees. The police said Chandrakant, who used to sell cutlery items in a local trains, started the scam in 2015 and roped in Mehrol. Explaining the modus operandi, the police said Mehrol would fill TMC forms required to get a death certificate. He would give Dr Abdul and Dr Imran Rs 2,000-Rs 10,000 to give a fake doctor’s certificate showing the cause of death as ‘natural’. Using the fake doctor’s death certificate, Mehrol would then get a death certificate from the civic health department and hand it over to Chandrakant, who would claim the money from the insurance company. Chandrakant had also claimed Rs 12.9 lakh by submitting a ‘death certificate’ of his daughter-in-law Laxmi. Narayan was the nominee in her policy, said the police. The racket came to light when Thane resident Venkat Shinde, who is Chandrakant’s nephew, checked his life insurance policy document and found his death certificate instead. He immediately called up the insurance firm and was shocked to learn that Rs 4.8 lakh payout had already been given. He then approached the Kalyan crime branch unit. Senior inspector Sanju John formed a team under assistant police inspector Santosh Shevale, who questioned Chandrakant as he had bought the policy for Venkat. John said: “Chandrakant confessed to the crime and spilled the beans on Mehrol and the doctors.” Shevale said, “The gang has claimed nearly Rs 80 lakh insurance money using fake death certificates in at least 10 cases. We are probing the role of others, including the beneficiaries and staff from the insurance companies’ claims department.” Investigators also probing why TMC health department staffers issued death certificates to Mehrol.
2019-01-28Thane residents to get updates on trees plantation - Daily News & Analysis
Thane residents to get updates on trees plantation Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 06:25 AM IST Environment friendly Thanekars can now get the status of the trees planted in the city through various drives on the TMC website. Moreover, the green cover is set to get a boost as the civic body will have a 10,000 square foot green wall, gardens and urban forest in the city. In the past three years, crores of trees were planted in Thane district through various plantation drives. Making the initiative more transparent the Thane municipal corporation (TMC) have decided to update the number of trees planted by them on their website. “Till April TMC is to plant 30,000 more trees in the city which will be watered by tankers,” said Sanjeev Jaiswal, TMC commissioner in a meeting held by the Tree Authority. “The information about these trees will be uploaded on our website through GPS,” he added. This is the first major decision by the TMC, after the formation of its controversial Tree Authority (TA). The corporation will develop green walls at various locations in the city in an area of 10,000 sq meters in the next three months. Three gardens in the city which can be public or private will be developed by the civic body. Also the empty spaces underneath the flyovers will be beautified through CSR (corporate social responsibility) and the TMC. The TA members also suggested creating an urban forest in the city using Japanese technique promulgated by horticulturist Akira Miyawaki. Moreover, a tree conference will be held in Thane every three months to create awareness among the residents about the importance of trees and global warming. “People can also get information about various types of plants, saplings, how they can procure and plant them, various government schemes providing saplings, etc.,” says Sandip Malvi, deputy commissioner, TMC. However the TA has given an approval to cut 423 trees for various infrastructural projects but assured that 6,270 trees will be planted elsewhere. Moreover, 456 trees will be replanted. From the year 2015-2017 the TMC have planted over five lakh trees in Thane. TMC's decision to go green have been applauded by residents. “This is a welcome move, as trees are cut to make way for development. This initiative will help beautify the city and also counter pollution,” says Aniket Satam, a resident of Naupada. Another resident Nelson D'Mello, said that all these initiatives are good but needs to be followed up. “Planting trees is good but the biggest challenge is to maintain them. Two years back we planted 2000 trees in Parkwood area of Ghodbunder road, but now only 500 of them have left as there was no provision to water them.”
2019-01-28Kalyan: Jailed for killing spouse, woman hangs herself - Times of India
Kalyan: Jailed for killing spouse, woman hangs herself Jan 28, 2019, 11:00 IST KALYAN: Sakshi Nimse, 35, who last year allegedly plotted the killing of her husband, Shiv Sena leader Shailesh Nimse, with help of two of her relatives, committed suicide on Sunday afternoon inside Adharwadi jail in Kalyan. She was found hanging inside the jail bathroom. Her body has been sent to the state-run Central Hospital at Ulhasnagar for post-mortem. Khadakpada police said prison inmates have told them Sakshi was feeling guilty about her husband’s murder and, hence, ended her life. On April 20 last year, the half-burnt body of Nimse, who was Shiv Sena’s deputy chief in Shahapur taluka, was found from a village in Ganeshpuri. Police cracked the case by arresting his wife and two ‘contract killers’. Sakshi is said to have plotted the murder as her husband was in an illicit relationship. She feared he would desert her and deprive her of property rights. Jail sources told TOI, “On Sunday afternoon, when Sakshi did not come out of the bathroom for some hours, other women prisoners informed jail staff, who broke open the door and found her hanging.”
2019-01-28Thief steals keys, drives away in car - Times of India
Thief steals keys, drives away in car Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 06:30 IST PUNE: Not latching the window of his room on the second floor of a hotel cost a Thane resident Rs 2.75 lakh in Pimple Saudagar on Saturday morning. On finding the window open, an unidentified person entered into the room occupied by Vikram Kuvar of Thane and his family, and made away with his wallet, two cellphones and car keys, which he used to drive away with Kuvar’s car from the parking lot of the hotel. An employee of a Mumbai-based company, Kuvar had come to Pune with his family members on Friday for attending a marriage function the next day, the Wakad police said, adding that he had booked four rooms in the Pimple Saudagar hotel. When contacted, Kuvar told TOI that the family had arrived in four cars, which were parked on the hotel premises. “I went to sleep around 1pm on Saturday. At 4.45 am, I felt a sudden chill in the room and woke up to find the window open. After latching the window, I thought of checking my cellphone that I had kept on the table. However, it was missing,” Kuvar said. The Thane resident then asked his wife about the phone, who joined him to look for it. When the couple checked the room, they realized that both of their cellphones were missing. “Much to our amazement, my wallet containing Rs 5,000 and my Honda City’s keys were also missing from the room,” Kuvar said. Sensing trouble, the couple immediately went to the hotel’s parking lot to find the car missing. “Not able to locate my car, I woke up the security guard and the attendant of the hotel from their sleep. However, both of them had no idea about the car,” Kuvar said. After looking for his car in the parking lot and around, Kuvar alerted the Wakad police. “Two policemen came to the hotel and checked the entire premises. Later, my wallet was found abandoned on the tin shed below my room,” Kuvar said, adding that the thief had stolen Rs 5,000 from his wallet but had left the debit cards untouched. When the police checked the CCTV footage obtained from the hotel premises, they saw one person climbing the tin shed of the hotel and later driving away with Kuvar’s car. “The car does not have a GPRS tracker,” an officer from the Wakad police said. Harish Mane, sub-inspector of the Wakad police, said the police have launched a search to track the suspect. “We are working on some clues and expect to arrest him soon,” the officer added.
2019-01-28Mumbai: 2 booked for selling T-shirts with national flag print in Dombivali - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: 2 booked for selling T-shirts with national flag print in Dombivali January 28, 2019 8:31 am Thane: Two persons were booked in Thane for allegedly selling T-shirts with the Tricolour printed on them, police said on Sunday. The duo were identified as Jalinder Karlikar and Amar Adargi from Dombivali, an official said, adding they were booked on the basis of a complaint by an organisation called Hindu Janajgruti Samiti. Senior Inspector V M Pawar of Dombivali police station said the T-shirts with the national flag printed on them had been seized. A cop said display of the national flag is governed by the provisions of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950, the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002. The Flag Code attempts to bring together all laws, conventions, practices and instructions related to the Tricolour. The Flag Code lays down that the Tricolour shall not be used as a portion of costume or uniform of any description nor shall it be embroidered or printed up­on cushions, handkerchiefs, na­p­kins or any dress material.
2019-01-28Thane: Another youth from Mumbra picked up for ISIS leaning - Times of India
Thane: Another youth from Mumbra picked up for ISIS leaning Jan 28, 2019, 06:28 IST THANE: The ATS arrested a 24-year-old man from his rented apartment in a Mumbra highrise late on Saturday for his proximity to the nine youths who were picked up last week on the suspicion of being radicalised by the extremist ISIS ideology. The police said Talha Potrick, also known as Anu Bakr Hanif Potrick, is a native of Khed taluka in Kongan, and has been living with his mother in the Shil-Daighar flat since July 2018. Earlier, they lived in the densely-populated Amrut Nagar area of Mumbra. His father works in Kuwait, said the police. Potrick’s endorsement of the ISIS thought-line is evident from his social media profile too, said the police, refusing to divulge details. A source said the cops were on Potrick’s trail for a long time and that he was a close associate of Mazhar Shaikh, who was among the nine youths picked up last week from Mumbra-Kausa and Aurangabad. Eight of the nine were arrested and one detained as he is a minor. “Potrick was in contact with a Syria-based ISIS handler online. We are scrutinising his associations. He has been in touch with youths from Konkan and Marathwada,” an official said. The late-night raid led to the seizure of a laptop, tablet, harddisk, pen drives, router, mobile phones, diaries as well as some jihad literature,” added the source. Locals said Potrick was an arts graduate and was working with a shipping firm.
2019-01-28Martyred Army major honoured in Thane - Free Press Journal
Martyred Army major honoured in Thane January 28, 2019 8:35 am Thane: Major Kaustubh Rane, who was martyred in an encounter on the Line of Control (LOC) in August last year, was posthumously honoured with a gallantry award by an organisation in Thane on Saturday, Republic day. The “Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar” consists of 11,000 in cash and a citation, and has been instituted by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad. Major Rane (29) was martyred in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector of Bandipora district along with three Army soldiers while fighting terrorists. He was a resident of Mira Road in Thane. The function, organised by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad and the Rajastani Seva Samiti, was held in the Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan near Masunda Lake here. The audience, several of them teary-eyed, stood and cheered when the martyred Army major’s parents went up on stage to receive the award. Justices Kamal Kishore Tated and Maka­rand Karnik of the Bombay HC presented them with a bouquet.
2019-01-28A BJP-Shiv Sena 'alliance' of a different kind is on the anvil and we bet you have no clue about it! - Times Now
A BJP-Shiv Sena 'alliance' of a different kind is on the anvil and we bet you have no clue about it! Updated Jan 28, 2019 | 18:03 IST | Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and the BJP keep the voters guessing about whether the two parties will reforge the oldest alliance (28-year-old) in the NDA or not. But two leaders, one from either party has quietly forged a tie-up on a personal front and no one is fighting over seat-sharing ratios on this one. Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik and BJP minister Dr Ranjit Patil are all set to be relatives as their respective offspring are now betrothed to each other to be married soon. Sarnaik's son will marry Patil's daughter in a wedding ceremony to be held soon. Yuva Sena Secretary Purvesh Sarnaik will marry Kashmira Ranjit Patil and the couple promises to not let their political opinions draw a wedge between them. Purvesh Sarnaik is a Thane corporator and Yuva Sena's Secretary. The marriage will take place sometime around May 2019. Who is Dr. Ranjit Patil Dr. Ranjit Patil belongs to the BJP fold and is a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. He is the Minister of State for Home in Maharashtra. He is now the guardian minister for the Akola district and Washim district, both in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Who is Pratap Sarnaik Pratap Sarnaik is a Shiv Sena strongman (politician) from Thane. At present, he is Member of the Legislative Assembly - Ovala-Majiwada and Communication Leader of Mira Bhayander from his party. Pratap Sarnaik has two sons, Vihang Sarnaik and Purvesh Sarnaik. Vihang Sarnaik is married to Anahita. Purvesh is all set to marry Kashmira Patil now. Recently, the MNS chief Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray and his long-time friend Mitali Borude got married. It was a wedding attended by the who's who of the state's politics. Now the Sarnaik and Patil families will soon make their alliance official.
2019-01-28State BJP conclave begins at Jalna - United News of India
State BJP conclave begins at Jalna Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jan 28 (UNI) A day-long Maharashtra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office bearers meeting began on Monday in Jalna about 60 km from here.
2019-01-28100 additional airports to come up in years to come: Suresh Prabhu - United News of India
100 additional airports to come up in years to come: Suresh Prabhu Panaji, Jan 28 (UNI) Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Monday said that in addition to existing 101 aviation facilities, country will have additional 100 airports in years to come. Speaking after inaugurating country's first Geographical Indication Store at Goa International Airport at Dabolim in South Goa, he said, “Over a period of time, there are certain geographies with very specific skills. In some geographies, there is expertise available which is not seen in other place. In case of Goa it is a culture, art which is also a geographical indicator. But also something also which comes from nature like the cashews of Goa.” Mr Prabhu said the GI stores would promote local products made by artisans of the state at the airport which in turn boost local manufacturing and talent.
2019-01-28Thane: Man beats wife with bat for dance in son’s school - Times of India
Thane: Man beats wife with bat for dance in son's school KALYAN: A 30-year-old man from Dombivli has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife with a cricket bat after she took part in a dance during a cultural event at their son’s school. On January 19, when the woman, Alpa Kalokhe (25), got home from the function, her husband started abusing her for taking part in the dance. A few days earlier, they had quarrelled after Alpa had said she wanted to take part in the event. Sunil did not want her to take part. Last week, during the fight resumed as Alpa had defied Sunil. During their argument, he took a cricket bat and assaulted Alpa who suffered serious injuries to the head, hands and legs. The police said Sunil had assaulted Alpa in the past. He has been booked, said senior police inspector Rajendra Mungekar.
2019-01-282 held in Mumbai in connection with Thane chain-snatching case - Afternoon Voice
2 held in Mumbai in connection with Thane chain-snatching case January 28, 2019 Two alleged jewel thieves with cases against their names in several states in the country were recently arrested from Ghatkopar in neighbouring Mumbai, a Thane police official said on Monday. They were wanted by police for a chain-snatching case that took place in Kalwa here on December 28 last year, said Thane Crime Branch senior inspector Nitin Thackeray. Acting on a tip-off that the duo were hiding in a flat in Ghatkopar meant for rehabilitated slum-dwellers, a Thane police team raided the place and nabbed the duo last week, Thackeray said. He identified them as Ghulam Abbas Shaikh (45) of Ghatkopar and Bhopal-resident Virendra Singh Rajput (27) and said they stole from jewellery shops after diverting the attention of the staff there.
2019-01-28Thane: 6 claimed Rs 80 lakh insurance with fake death certificates - Times of India
Thane: 6 claimed Rs 80 lakh insurance with fake death certificates Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 06:19 IST KALYAN: Six people, including two Mumbra doctors and a Thane civic-run crematorium employee, were arrested by the Kalyan crime branch unit of Thane police for allegedly preparing death certificates of people who were alive and claiming insurance. The police said the mastermind, Kalyan resident Chandrakant Shinde (65), in connivance with Tejpal Mehrol, a sweeper at Thane Municipal Corporation's Mumbra crematorium, and Dr Abdul Siddiqui (38) and Dr Imran Siddiqui (41), who issued at least 10 bogus death certificates, claimed compensation of Rs 80 lakh from two private insurance firms. They also managed to procure death certificates from the TMC of three people who live in Andhra Pradesh and sought Rs 50 lakh as payout, said the police. The others arrested were Chandrakant’s son Narayan and daughter-in-law Laxmi, who were the beneficiaries. The police said other beneficiaries were Chandrakant’s relatives who were unaware about the insurance money claimed on their names as most of them are illiterate. Investigators are also probing the role of the insurance company officials and TMC employees. The police said Chandrakant, who used to sell cutlery items in a local trains, started the scam in 2015 and roped in Mehrol. Explaining the modus operandi, the police said Mehrol would fill TMC forms required to get a death certificate. He would give Dr Abdul and Dr Imran Rs 2,000-Rs 10,000 to give a fake doctor’s certificate showing the cause of death as ‘natural’. Using the fake doctor’s death certificate, Mehrol would then get a death certificate from the civic health department and hand it over to Chandrakant, who would claim the money from the insurance company. Chandrakant had also claimed Rs 12.9 lakh by submitting a ‘death certificate’ of his daughter-in-law Laxmi. Narayan was the nominee in her policy, said the police. The racket came to light when Thane resident Venkat Shinde, who is Chandrakant’s nephew, checked his life insurance policy document and found his death certificate instead. He immediately called up the insurance firm and was shocked to learn that Rs 4.8 lakh payout had already been given. He then approached the Kalyan crime branch unit. Senior inspector Sanju John formed a team under assistant police inspector Santosh Shevale, who questioned Chandrakant as he had bought the policy for Venkat. John said: “Chandrakant confessed to the crime and spilled the beans on Mehrol and the doctors.” Shevale said, “The gang has claimed nearly Rs 80 lakh insurance money using fake death certificates in at least 10 cases. We are probing the role of others, including the beneficiaries and staff from the insurance companies’ claims department.” Investigators also probing why TMC health department staffers issued death certificates to Mehrol.
2019-01-28Thane man held for alleged links with ISIS was planning lone-wolf attack in Maharashtra: Sources - Hindustan Times
Thane man held for alleged links with ISIS was planning lone-wolf attack in Maharashtra:?Sources Updated: Jan 28, 2019 10:55 IST The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) on Saturday arrested a 24-year-old man, who was allegedly in touch with Mohammad Mazhar Shaikh, one of the nine men arrested on Wednesday for suspected links to terror outfit ISIS. The arrested accused, working under the name of Ummat-e-Mohammadiya, are suspected of hatching a plan to carry out a chemical attack in India by mixing poisonous substances in water and food at public gatherings. According to ATS, Talah Potrick, a resident of Shil Daighar, was in touch with an ISIS handler in Syria since 2014. Potrick, a graduate and native of Khed district, met Mazhar Shaikh on several occasions. He was planning to conduct a lone wolf attack in the state. Sources claimed Potrick radicalised at least 12 people in Beed, Nanded and Khed district in the past four years. ATS officials conducted searches at his homes in Mumbra and Khed and seized a laptop, tablet, hard disc, pen drives, router, mobile phones and some diaries. He was produced in the court on Sunday and remanded in police custody till February 5. The suspects were under surveillance for two months, with agencies keeping an eye on areas in Aurangabad and Mumbra. Nine men – Salman Khan, 28, Fahad Ansari, 25, Zamen Kuttepadi, 32, Mohseen Khan, 32, Mohammad Mazhar Shaikh, 21, Taqui Khan, 20, Mohammed Sarfaraz Ahmed, 23, Mohammed Mushaihid -ul-Islam, 23, and a 17-year-old – were arrested on January 23. The ATS official have recovered several videos of ISIS operatives Abu Musab-Al-Zarqawi, Anwar-Al- Awalaki, Abu Yahya-Al-Libi, Abu Yahya-Al-Adnani and chief Abu Bakar-Al- Baghdadi from Mohseen and Salman’s laptop that were used to radicalize youths. Salman focussed on Mumbra and Thane, while Mohseen on Aurangabad.
2019-01-282 held in Mumbai in connection with Thane chain-snatching case - Business Standard
2 held in Mumbai in connection with Thane chain-snatching case Last Updated at January 28, 2019 18:50 IST Two alleged jewel thieves with cases against their names in several states in the country were recently arrested from Ghatkopar in neighbouring Mumbai, a Thane police official said Monday. They were wanted by police for a chain-snatching case that took place in Kalwa here on December 28 last year, said Thane Crime Branch senior inspector Nitin Thackeray. Acting on a tip-off that the duo were hiding in a flat in Ghatkopar meant for rehabilitated slum-dwellers, a Thane police team raided the place and nabbed the duo last week, Thackeray said. He identified them as Ghulam Abbas Shaikh (45) of Ghatkopar and Bhopal-resident Virendra Singh Rajput (27) and said they stole from jewellery shops after diverting the attention of the staff there. "They have cases against their names in various states including Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. Our probe shows they are involved in at least 10 crimes leading to theft of over 2 kilogrammes of gold and 9 gram diamonds," he said. Investigating officer Aviraj Kurhade said the total value of jewellery stolen by then duo might be between Rs 70-80 lakh.
2019-01-28Thane: 23-year-old held for fleeing with 'costly' phones - Times of India
Thane: 23-year-old held for fleeing with 'costly' phones Jan 28, 2019, 10:53 IST KALYAN: A 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing students' cellphones outside colleges and coaching classes. The accused, Ram Shinde, would walk up to boys with "expensive" phones and tell them that he [the student] was sending vulgar messages to his [Shinde's] sister or girlfriend. He then snatched the phone to "check the messages", and would flee with the phone. The police said Shinde and two of his aides had duped six people in Thane-Kalyan-Dombivli.
2019-01-28testCannabis worth Rs 9 lakh seized, one held in Thane - United News of India
Cannabis worth Rs 9 lakh seized, one held in Thane Posted at: Jan 28 2019 6:11 PM Thane, Jan 28 (UNI) The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) on Monday arrested a person with a possession of 28.5 kg banned cannabis worth Rs 9 lakh, informed ANC senior Police Inspector Kishore Khairnar. "Acting on a tip-off, the ANC sleuths laid a trap near a hotel in Shil Phata locality of this district and nabbed the accused identified as Amol Hirve, a resident of Turbhe suburb in Navi Mumbai," stated Mr Khairnar. Offences under sections 8(C) and 20(B) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(NDPS) Act, 1985 have been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway, added Mr Khairnar.
2019-01-28Fake death certificates used to claim Rs 81 lakh in life insurance: Thane cops bust racket - India Today
Fake death certificates used to claim Rs 81 lakh in life insurance: Thane cops bust racket January 28, 2019 UPDATED: January 28, 2019 22:32 IST A gang whose members claimed life insurance worth over Rs 80 lakh using fake death certificates has been busted by the Thane Police's crime branch. Chandrashekhar Shinde, a suspect arrested in Kalyan, revealed the modus operandi during questioning: gang members issued death register entries with help from a staffer in a crematorium in Mumbra. Then, the gang got certificates issued by the Thane Municipal Corporation: certificates that were then used to claim money from firms that had sold insurance to thirteen people -- ten from Maharasthra and three from Andhra Pradesh, all of whom are still alive. The gang swindled Rs 81 lakh. There were two doctors in the gang: Abdul Siddiqui and Imran Siddiqui. The two men, who practised in Mumbra, issued false death declarations. Both have been arrested. Besides the doctors and the crematorium staffer -- Tejpal Mehrol -- two more of Shinde's accomplices -- Narayan Shinde and Lakshmi Narayan Shinde -- were also arrested. The investigation in the case was started by API Santosh Shevale. Sanju John, a senior police inspector from Unit 3 of the crime branch, said the gang filed claims of around Rs 55 lakh recently for people who are still alive. The claim would have been issued if the police hadn't cracked the case. The police say it's suspected that the gang members had been involved in the racket for the past few years. It's suspected that they've filed many other fake death claims. The police now have custody of the arrested suspects for 14 days.
2019-01-28Man who got 26-year jail term abroad to spend rest in India - Times of India
Man who got 26-year jail term abroad to spend rest in India Jan 29, 2019, 09:13 IST MUMBAI: The Union home ministry on Monday informed Bombay high court that it had rejected the plea of an accused, convicted in Mauritius for drug-related offences and serving his prison term in Thane Central jail, for early release. Ishtiyaq Shaikh, sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment for possession of heroin, was transferred from a prison in Mauritius in 2017 to serve the remainder of his term in India. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Revati Dhere was hearing Shaikh’s petition seeking pre-mature release, saying he had already served around 10 years in prison, the maximum he would have got under Indian laws for a similar offence. Union government counsel, Hiten Venegaonkar, said the home ministry had rejected Shaikh’s plea in December 2018. The court allowed Shaikh to challenge the government order. Shaikh, an Aurangabad resident, was arrested in 1996, on his first visit to Mauritius and charged with drug-trafficking. In 2014, a court in Mauritius sentenced him to 26 years. Following his sister’s application, he was transferred to India under Repatriation of Prisoners Act. The law provides for a prisoner who has committed a crime abroad to be repatriated to India to serve his prison term. Shaikh, in a fresh plea, said he was eligible for release once he serves 10 years, as that was the maximum term for the offence under India’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. The home ministry said in an affidavit that as per an agreement between India and Mauritius, a convict who is transferred has to serve as far as possible the sentence he was given by the court in that country. The affidavit pointed out that Shaikh had committed a serious offence and “given the nature and gravity of his offence, he ought to serve the sentence imposed by the Mauritius court”. The government said the law was to take care of the human aspect and ensure a convict was near his family and relatives, and will have a better chance of social rehabilitation. “Transfer to one’s native country is not intended to subvert the judicial process and cannot be used as a tool to undergo a sentence much shorter than what he would have served in the country where he was sentenced,” the affidavit said. THE CASE 1996 | Aurangabad resident Ishtiyaque Shaikh arrested in Mauritius for drug-trafficking 2014 | Supreme Court of Mauritius sentences Shaikh to 26 years in jail 2017 | Shaikh is repatriated to India on a plea by him and he is lodged in Thane jail to serve the remainder of his prison term 2017 | Shaikh’s sister files a plea urging that he should be released as the maximum term in India for the offence is 10 years December 2018 | Union government rejects the application
2019-01-28Reject national parties, Owaisi tells Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis - The Hans India
Reject national parties, Owaisi tells Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis Jan 29,2019 , 03:20 AM IST ?Thane: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis to come together and reject national parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at a rally of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi in Kalyan near Mumbai, Owaisi said it was time for the "deprived" to hit back rather than continue "suffering" as was the case in the past 70 years. The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi is an outfit floated by the AIMIM and the Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM). He said Babasaheb Ambedkar had laid down equal rights for all citizens of the country. He took a dig at the Congress and the ruling BJP and claimed the two parties had got elected on the votes of the "deprived" classes but had only meted out injustice to them. The AIMIM president said the country needed a pehredar (guard) rather than a chowkidar (watchman), a term Prime Minister Narendra Modi often uses to describe himself and his role. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also came in for criticism from Owaisi who called him a janeudhari (wearer of the sacred thread). The Hyderabad MP said only parties like the one led by Prakash Ambedkar could do justice to the poor and downtrodden and not the Congress or leaders like Modi, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. A few days after President Ram Nath Kovind announced Bharat Ratna to Mukherjee, RSS leader and social activist late Nanaji Deshmukh and late music maestro Bhupen Hazarika, the AIMIM chief claimed the country's highest civilian honour had only been bestowed on people from the "upper castes".
2019-01-28Reject national parties, Owaisi tells 'deprived' classes - Telangana Today
Reject national parties, Owaisi tells ‘deprived’ classes Published: 28th Jan 2019 11:11 pm Thane: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis to come together and reject national parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at a rally of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi Sunday in Kalyan in the district, he said it was time for the “deprived” to hit back rather than continue “suffering” as was the case in the past 70 years. The Vanchit Bhaujan Aghadi is an outfit floated by AIMIM and Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM). He said Babasaheb Ambedkar laid down equal rights for all citizens of the country. He took a dig at Congress and the ruling BJP, claiming that the two parties got elected on the votes of the “deprived” classes but only meted out injustice to them. The AIMIM president said the country needed a “pehredar” (guard) rather than a “chowkidar” (watchman), a term Prime Minister Narendra Modi often uses to describe himself and his role. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also came in for criticism from Owaisi who called him a “janeudhari” (wearer of the sacred thread). The Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP said only parties like the one led by Prakash Ambedkar could do justice to the poor and downtrodden and not Congress or leaders like PM Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and NCP chief Sharad Pawar. A few days after President Ram Nath Kovind announced Bharat Ratna to Mukherjee, RSS leader and social activist late Nanaji Deshmukh and late music maestro Bhupen Hazarika, the AIMIM chief claimed the country’s highest civilian honour was only bestowed on people from the “upper caste”. He pointed out that Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar was given the Bharat Ratna as he deserved it and because he was the architect of the Constitution.
2019-01-27Martyred Army major honoured with bravery award in Thane - Daily Excelsior
Martyred Army major honoured with bravery award in Thane Daily Excelsior - 28/01/2019 THANE, Jan 27: Major Kaustubh Rane, who was martyred in an encounter on the Line of Control (LoC) in August last year, was posthumously honoured with a gallantry award by an organisation here in Maharashtra on January 26. The “Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar” consists of Rs 11,000 in cash and a citation, and has been instituted by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad. Major Rane (29) was martyred in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector of Bandipora district along with three Army soldiers while fighting terrorists. He was a resident of Mira Road in Thane district. The function, organised by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad and the Rajastani Seva Samiti, was held in the Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan near Masunda Lake here. The audience, several of them teary-eyed, stood and cheered when the martyred Army major’s parents went up on stage to collect the award. Justices Kamal Kishore Tated and Makarand Karnik of the Bombay High Court presented them with a bouquet.
2019-01-27In the past lane: Classic cars, bikes put on vintage show in Thane - Hindustan Times
In the past lane: Classic cars, bikes put on vintage show in Thane Updated: Jan 28, 2019 08:07 IST Last year, film make-up artist Sailee Bhiwandkar was awarded by the Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) for setting a record on her Vespa. She was recognised for covering the longest distance by a woman on a vintage vehicle, with a 300km ride from Mumbai to Pune and back. The wheels for Sailee’s achievement were set in motion in 1967 when her family had bought that Vespa. The Bhiwandkars’ sense for the classics is further evidenced by the regular presence of three generations – Sailee, her father Sanjeev and grandfather Praful – at multiple vehicle rallies in the city over the years. On Sunday, the family’s three Vespas and a Honda VF500F were four of 65 vehicles on display at a vintage vehicles exhibition at Shelke’s Vintage Inn in Kolshet Road, organised by the Heritage Vehicle Owners’ Club of Thane. Sunday’s was the 11th edition of the popular exhibition. The exhibition saw participants from Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and Pune. “I come to Thane every year, especially for this show,” says Dr Ajit Kanbur, a gynaecologist who moved to Dubai around eight years ago. Kanbur displayed a four-doored Standard Herald, which he said is rare today. “The car is a British make and was introduced in the Indian market in the 1960s. It originally had two doors, which was inconvenient for Indians. As sales dropped, the company started producing four-doored models. However, production stopped soon after. Therefore, it is very rare to find a four-doored Standard Herald,” he explained. The Indian Maharajas’ fascination with the Rolls Royce since the early 1900s is well documented. However, there are few vehicles that have been erased from public memory, claimed Vinnay Gurav, one of the founders of the club. On the list of such “forgotten” vehicles that were part of the exhibition are Rajdoot Runabout, Rajdoot GTS 175, Enfield Fantabulous, Innocenti and Honda 250N Super Dream. The oldest vehicle on display was the Austin 12, dating back to 1929. The first event held by the club began as an informal gathering near Masunda Lake, Thane, in December 2006. The founders of the club – Gurav, Digamber Yadav, Edward Rodrigues and Prakash Shelke – met at 7am with three vehicles. In a matter of hours, morning joggers and residents had thronged the area to look at the cars, according to Gurav. “The traffic was out of control and had to be diverted by the police. It was this response that got us thinking about organising a formal event. We worked round the clock for the next few months and our first event was held in May 2007,” he added.
2019-01-27Thane man with link to ISIS-inspired group held by Maharashtra ATS - Mumbai Mirror
Thane man with link to ISIS-inspired group held by Maharashtra ATS Updated: Jan 27, 2019, 13:51 IST The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a man in connection with an alleged ISIS-inspired group that wanted to carry out mass attacks at big events using poisonous chemicals, police said on Sunday. The arrest was made on Saturday from Mumbra in neighbouring Thane district and a laptop, tablet computer, hard disk, pen drives, router, mobile phones and diaries were seized from his residence, an ATS official said. The ATS had earlier arrested eight people, and detained a minor, from Aurangabad and Thane after several teams carried out searches through January 21-22, an official said. They were charged under Indian Penal Code section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act. This group, during interrogation, had named the accused who was arrested on Saturday, the official informed. He will be produced in a court Sunday, he added.
2019-01-27Murder accused hangs self at Thane jail - United News of India
2019-01-2770 Thane hospitals sent notices over lack of fire NOCs - The Asian Age
70 Thane hospitals sent notices over lack of fire NOCs Published : Jan 28, 2019, 1:42 am IST Mumbai: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has issued notices to 70 hospitals for not having fire no-objection certificates (NOCs). The notices were issued as per the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Act 2006 and Maharashtra Fire Safety Rules 2009. At the last hearing, the Bombay high court had issued notices to the TMC for allowing hospitals to run without having fire NOCs. The court had directed the TMC to file an affidavit in this regard. The direction came after a petition had been filed after the fire outbreak at ESCI Kamgar Hospital in Andheri where six people were killed and 146 got injured in December last year. Ratan Pardeshi, fire officer of TMC, who filed the affidavit, submitted that out of 375 private hospitals and nursing homes situated in the TMC, 231 private hospitals have been inspected. It was found that of them, 181 hospitals have obtained the necessary NOC from the fire department and the remaining 70 have not obtained fire NOCs and, therefore, notices have been issued to them under Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006 and Rules 7 (1) and 9 (1) of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measure Rules, 2009. The affidavit stated said the TMC wanted more time to inspect 144 more hospitals. Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice B.P. Colabawala were hearing a petition filed by the social activist Sapan Srivastav who alleged that TMC is overlooking fire NOCs of hospitals and it would be held responsible if fire incidents occurred in them. The petitioner informed the court that only 45 hospitals had fire NOCs. Irked with this, the court asked the TMC to clear its stand.
2019-01-27Lifer of doctor suspended in rape case - The Asian Age
Lifer of doctor suspended in rape case Published : Jan 28, 2019, 2:06 am IST Mumbai: The Supreme Court admitted for hearing an appeal filed by Dr Vishal Wanne and suspended his sentence, of life imprisonment, pending hearing on his appeal. Dr Wanne was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a patient in a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) in neighbouring Thane. “Considering the medical evidence and also the period of custody which the petitioner has already undergone, the sentence of imprisonment imposed on the petitioner is suspended and the petitioner is ordered to be released subject to the petitioner’s executing the bond to the satisfaction of the committal court,” observed the division bench of Justice R. Banumathi and Justices Indira Banerjee. The bench passed this order while hearing an appeal filed by Dr Wanne challenging high court order convicting and sentencing him to life imprisonment. The prosecution case is that on October 16, 2010, he along with his wife, the victim, his two sons and his sister-in-law, had visited Durga Mata Puja where his wife suffered low blood pressure following which she was admitted to Lotus Hospital in Vashi. On the date of incident Dr Wanne was the Resident Medical Officer (RMO) at the hospital. The condition of the victim deteriorated and therefore the accused doctor shifted her to ICU. Later during the night the husband of the victim visited the ICU twice but noticed that the door was closed from inside and curtains had been drawn from inside so he went back to the bed allotted to him at general ward. In the morning when he went to see his wife she asked him why he had not come to the ICU to see her and she also pointed her finger towards Dr Wanne alleging that he raped her whole night. Following this a complaint was lodged with Vashi police which arrested him and later a court in Thane convicted him in January 2013 and later the Bombay high court upheld his conviction the same year in September.
2019-01-27Maharashtra: Martyred Army major Kaustubh Rane honoured with bravery award in Thane - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: Martyred Army major Kaustubh Rane honoured with bravery award in Thane January 27, 2019 12:18 pm Thane: Major Kaustubh Rane, who was martyred in an encounter on the Line of Control (LOC) in August last year, was posthumously honoured with a gallantry award by an organisation here in Maharashtra on January 26. The “Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar” consists of Rs 11,000 in cash and a citation, and has been instituted by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad. Major Rane (29) was martyred in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector of Bandipora district along with three Army soldiers while fighting terrorists. He was a resident of Mira Road in Thane district. The function, organised by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad and the Rajastani Seva Samiti, was held in the Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan near Masunda Lake here. The audience, several of them teary-eyed, stood and cheered when the martyred Army major’s parents went up on stage to collect the award. Justices Kamal Kishore Tated and Makarand Karnik of the Bombay High Court presented them with a bouquet.
2019-01-275 Arrested For Robbing Son, Killing Father In Thane - NDTV News
5 Arrested For Robbing Son, Killing Father In Thane Updated: January 27, 2019 13:03 IST THANE: Five people were arrested for allegedly killing a 58-year-old man after they had robbed his son earlier in Gokul Nagar area of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said Sunday. The five accused in the early hours of Saturday robbed grocery shop owner Sonu Jaiswal of Rs. 40,000, said a Rabodi police official. "Jaiswal came home and told his family about the incident who went to confront the accused. They were assaulted by the accused resulting in the death of Pradeep Jaiswal, the victim''s father," said a Rabodi police official. Police identified the main accused as Amin Mehboob Shaikh and his brother Shoukat. Three others have also been arrested and charged with murder, the official added
2019-01-27Thane man with link to 'ISIS-inspired' group held by Maha ATS - Times of India
Thane man with link to 'ISIS-inspired' group held by Maha ATS Jan 27, 2019, 14:11 IST MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested a man in connection with an alleged ISIS-inspired group that wanted to carry out mass attacks at big events using poisonous chemicals, police said on Sunday. The arrest was made Saturday from Mumbra in neighbouring Thane district and a laptop, tablet computer, hard disk, pen drives, router, mobile phones and diaries were seized from his residence, an ATS official said. The ATS had earlier arrested eight people, and detained a minor, from Aurangabad and Thane after several teams carried out searches through January 21-22, an official said. They were charged under Indian Penal Code section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act. This group, during interrogation, had named the accused who was arrested Saturday, he added. He will be produced in a court Sunday, the official informed.
2019-01-27Five held in Thane for murder, loot - United News of India
Five held in Thane for murder, loot Thane, Jan 27 (UNI) Five people have been arrested by the city police on the alleged charges of brutally killing a man and looting money, police said on Sunday. Thane Police Spokesperson Sukhada Narkar told this correspondent that an offence under Sections 302, 384, 394, 143, 147, 148, 149, 323, 504 and 397 of IPC was registered against the accused, with Rabodi police station. According to police, complainant Sonu Jaiswal, who had a grocery shop in Gokul Nagar locality of the city, had set out of his house at about 0130 hrs on Saturday to Vashi market, to make some purchases.
2019-01-27Martyred Army major honoured with bravery award in Thane - Business Standard
Martyred Army major honoured with bravery award in Thane Last Updated at January 27, 2019 10:50 IST Major Kaustubh Rane, who was martyred in an encounter on the Line of Control (LOC) in August last year, was posthumously honoured with a gallantry award by an organisation here in Maharashtra on January 26. The "Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar" consists of Rs 11,000 in cash and a citation, and has been instituted by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad. Major Rane (29) was martyred in north Kashmir's Gurez sector of Bandipora district along with three Army soldiers while fighting terrorists. He was a resident of Mira Road in Thane district. The function, organised by the Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad and the Rajastani Seva Samiti, was held in the Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan near Masunda Lake here. The audience, several of them teary-eyed, stood and cheered when the martyred Army major's parents went up on stage to collect the award. Justices Kamal Kishore Tated and Makarand Karnik of the Bombay High Court presented them with a bouquet.
2019-01-27Thane crime Six arrested for claiming insurance with fake death certificates - Mid-Day
Thane crime: Six arrested for claiming insurance with fake death certificates Jan 27, 2019, 17:30 IST Six persons, including two doctors and a civic-run crematorium employee, were arrested in Thane in Maharashtra for allegedly creating fake death certificates to claim insurance, police said Sunday. Senior Inspector Sanju John of Thane Police's Crime Branch identified the main accused as Kalyan-resident Chandrakant Narasimulu Shinde and said the latter had claimed at least Rs 81 lakh from private insurance firms using such forged death certificates. "Shinde first got in touch with Tejpal Ramveer Mehrol, an employee at the Mumbra civic crematorium. Mehrol managed to get fake death certificates from Abdul Mohid Siddiqui and Imran Siddiqui, two doctors operating from Mumbra," John said. "The two doctors have issued 13 death certificates in this manner, including ten in the names of people who are alive and residing in Andhra Pradesh," the official said. "Shinde started this racket after he managed to obtain the life insurance payout of some relatives who were still alive. This emboldened him. Our probe shows he obtained Rs 81 lakh worth of claims and was in the process of filing for another Rs 55 lakh," John said. He said two of Shinde's relatives, identified as Laxmi Shinde and her husband Narayan Shinde, have also been arrested. "Mehrol used to get Rs 15,000 for each fake death certificate while the two doctors used to get just Rs 2,000 each. All six have been arrested. We are probing if more people, including staff from the Thane Municipal Corporation, are involved in this racket," he informed. A case of cheating and forgery has been registered against the six accused in Vitthalwadi police station here, he said. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.
2019-01-27Thane crime Student accuses school of forcing him to give positive review - Mid-Day
Thane crime: Student accuses school of forcing him to give positive review Jan 27, 2019, 17:20 IST Officials of a school in Palghar in Maharashtra have been booked for allegedly threatening a student to give positive feedback about the institution, police said on Sunday. A student had complained that teachers at the school while distributing feedback forms, had told him that he would not be allowed to sit for the annual exams if he gave a poor review, a Virar police official said. The 13-year-old student was also threatened with a beating by the teachers, the official said quoting the complainant. Palghar police spokesperson Hemant Kumar Katkar said Virar police on Saturday registered a case under sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act and section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code against the Yahswant Nagar-based school. The official said a probe was on and no arrests had been made so far.
2019-01-272 booked for selling T-shirts with national flag print in Maharashtra - Times of India
2 booked for selling T-shirts with national flag print in Maharashtra Jan 27, 2019, 12:24 IST THANE:Two persons were booked in Thane in Maharashtra for allegedly selling T-shirts with the Tricolour printed on them, police said Sunday. The duo were identified as Jalinder Karlikar and Amar Adargi from Dombivali here, an official said, adding that they were booked on the basis of a complaint filed by an organisation called Hindu Janajgruti Samiti. Senior Inspector V M Pawar of Dombivali police station Sunday said the T-shirts with the national flag printed on them had been seized. A police official said display of the national flag is governed by the provisions of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950, the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002. The Flag Code attempts to bring together all laws, conventions, practices and instructions related to the Tricolour. He said the Flag Code lays down that the Tricolour shall not be used as a portion of costume or uniform of any description nor shall it be embroidered or printed upon cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins or any dress material.
2019-01-27Letter: Thane Parton calls on HSU leaders to step up - Eureka Times Standard
Letter: Thane Parton calls on HSU leaders to step up January 26, 2019 at 8:49 pm As a founding family member of Humboldt State University I am writing today to express to all concerned committee members who meet Feb. 4 on the search for a new president of the college how important it is to search for a young, diverse, not-to-retire-in-a-few-years president that will bring back the programs that the university was built on. The nursing program (the area is starved for medical help). The football program that was abruptly halted. Develop transparencies in college actions which means no alleged back door, under the table dealings. An ethnic diversity hiring program within the university for all and a commitment to the community to hold a town hall monthly with the community when school is in session. I urge the members to think outside the box. Over the years at times it’s been the college vs. the city residents. My great-grandparents, the Andersons, wanted a place for all people to learn. It’s time for the powers to be to step up, learn from the past, and make the right decision.
2019-01-27MCPS moves forward in elementary schools boundary study - KPVI News 6
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2019-01-27Mumbai: 15 cars gutted as fire breaks out in parked cab in Vasai | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Mumbai: 15 cars gutted as fire breaks out in parked cab in Vasai 27th January, 2019 Maharashtra: Fire broke out in a parked cab in Malaji Pada, Vasai early morning today. THANE: A fire broke out in a parked cab in Vasai’s Malaji Pada early on Sunday morning, news agency ANI reported.As per the report, more than 15 other cars were gutted in the fire.Fire tenders are on the spot and the fire is under control. No casualties reported.
2019-01-27MCPS moves forward in elementary schools boundary study - The Missoulian
MCPS moves forward in elementary schools boundary study
2019-01-26Thane cop to be conferred with President's Medal on Republic Day | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane cop to be conferred with President's Medal on Republic Day 26th January, 2019 The 70th Republic Day ended up on a good note for Thane cop Mangesh Sawant who received President Medal on Saturday. Sawant, 57, serves as senior police inspector of Daighar police station in Thane and have been selected for the President's Medal this year. He was then posted with the Mumbai police for two years, after which he was again posted at Thane in 2016. He has served for the Mumbai and Thane police department for the past 30 years in various capacities and has cracked many murder mysteries. During his 30 years of service he has worked under Thane police commissionerate from 2008 to 2014.
2019-01-26Thane Crime Teenager kills 2 year old relative to take revenge against aunt - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Teenager kills 2-year-old relative to take revenge against aunt Jan 26, 2019, 21:30 IST In a shocking incident of revenge crime coming to light from Thane, where a 16-year-old girl murdered a two-year-old girl in Tulai village of Murbad taluka, Maharashtra. The deceased child was identified as Manishka Jadhav. According to Mirror Now, the girl who was studying in Class 10, committed the crime to take revenge as a few days ago, when Manishka's mother, her aunt, had shouted at the accused girl for her rude behaviour. As a result, the accused was angry with Manishaka's mother and killed the two-year-old girl in a fit of rage. However, the alleged crime came to light when the two-year-old girl's father Bhau Jadhav filed a missing person complaint at the Murbad police station after he could not find his child anywhere since last week. Acting on the complaint, the police began an investigation into the matter and found Manishaka's corpse in the neighbour's house. Further investigations revealed that a 16-year-old girl, who lives in the same neighbourhood, is a relative of the dead girl. And she had killed Manishka in a fit of rage. Now the minor girl and her family are in police custody. Police sub-divisional officer Rajendra More on January 21, visited the spot and informed the police about further investigation. Acting on the order, investigating officer Ajay Vasare, this incident happened due to a petty incident that led to dire consequences for the innocent child. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.
2019-01-26Kalyan: Wife, 3 sons booked for man's suicide - Times of India
Kalyan: Wife, 3 sons booked for man's suicide Jan 26, 2019, 10:00 IST KALYAN: GRP, probing a month-old suicide case of a 42-year-old man at Ambernath railway station, booked his wife and three sons for provoking him to commit suicide. Investigators found that he felt insulted after being beaten up by his sons for demanding Rs 2,000 from his wife to buy clothes. His wife refused to give him the money as he was jobless. The man used to reside with his mother, wife and three sons at Ambernath (E). GRP said on December 5 he ended his life by jumping before a train near Ambernath railway station. Police had initially filed a suicide case.
2019-01-26AIFF, WIFA to conduct Maha phase of trials for youth national - Sportskeeda
AIFF, WIFA to conduct Maha phase of trials for youth national Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) The All India Football Federation (AIFF), in association with the Western India Football Association (WIFA), will conduct trials for players from Maharashtra for national team camps in various junior categories. Players, who have the potential to represent the country at international level in football, will get an opportunity to attend these trials and present their talent in front of national team scouts who will also include national team coaches, a media release said Saturday. Former India international Abhishek Yadav, director of national teams, said, "Our national team coaches believe that the Maharashtra player is an intelligent player along with being technically sound. We are therefore keenly looking forward to seeing the top-quality talent in Maharashtra." The first phase of the trials will kick-off here on February 2 for male players born in 2003 and 2004. These trials will be restricted for talents residing in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts only, the release said. Trials for girls in the age-group of 2002 to 2005 will be announced shortly, it said. The trials will then move on to Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur and Nagpur, the release said, addingregistration forms are available at the WIFA office at the Cooperage Stadium in south Mumbai. The last date for registration is February 1
2019-01-26Thane: Knife blade gets stuck in man’s stomach - Times of India
Thane: Knife blade gets stuck in man’s stomach Updated: Jan 26, 2019, 06:28 IST THANE: A 40-year-old man was left critically injured when a 13-cm-long knife blade snapped from its handle and got wedged in his abdomen after a neighbour stabbed him over a petty issue last week. The incident occurred aboard a running local late last Friday. According to Thane railway police, the victim, identified as Siddhir Mandal, got into an argument with the accused, Amol Singh, over water supply issue in their neighbourhood in Diva. The argument soon turned violent after which Mandal, along with some of his friends, went to Singh’s house. Fearing for his life, Singh allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and fled the spot and reached the railway station. Mandal and his friends saw him board a slow local at Diva station and jumped into the same coach. As the train started moving, the row between the two erupted again and Singh pulled out the knife and stabbed Mandal. However, when he tried to retrieve the knife, the handle snapped, leaving the metal blade stuck in the victim’s body. Singh panicked and alighted from the running train as it pulled into Mumbra station and escaped. His friends and fellow commuters took Mandal to CSM Hospital, Kalwa, where doctors performed an over three-hour surgery and managed to retrieve the blade. The Railway police managed to track and arrest Singh.
2019-01-26Thane cop to be conferred with President's Medal on Republic Day - Daily News & Analysis
Thane cop to be conferred with President's Medal on Republic Day Updated: Jan 26, 2019, 06:10 AM IST The 70th Republic Day ended up on a good note for Thane cop Mangesh Sawant who received President Medal on Saturday. He has served for the Mumbai and Thane police department for the past 30 years in various capacities and has cracked many murder mysteries. Sawant is now looking forward to a quiet retirement after 13 months. Sawant, 57, serves as senior police inspector of Daighar police station in Thane and have been selected for the President's Medal this year. "Ït feels nice to be recognised for your service. It's like an achievement," said Sawant. Born in Mazgaon, Mumbai his craze for the uniform made him clear MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission). His first posting was in Ghatkopar's Pantnagar police station. During his 30 years of service he has worked under Thane police commissionerate from 2008 to 2014. He was then posted with the Mumbai police for two years, after which he was again posted at Thane in 2016. He has worked at Trombay, Sakinaka, anti-corruption bureau, Thane crime branch and many other areas. He has solved many murder cases when he was posted with the crime branch. He was instrumental in solving cases like Reshma Birje murder case in 2013 and Rohan Uchhait kidnap and murder case. The 23-year-old Reshma, an accountant from Kalyan, was killed by her neighbour Siddhesh Hule, 23, after she spurned his advances. He killed her and dumped her body in a septic tank but was traced and arrested after two months. Nearing his retirement in 2020, he wants to have a peaceful life with his family. "This job is quite tedious and now I want to enjoy life and take up reading," said Sawant.
2019-01-26Transporter arrested with Rs 20 lakh demonetised notes - Times of India
Transporter arrested with Rs 20 lakh demonetised notes Updated: Jan 26, 2019, 11:07 IST ULHASNAGAR: Vithalwadi police in Ulhasnagar have seized around Rs 20 lakh demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 and arrested a man said to be involved in the transport business. The arrested accused has been identified as Laxman Manuja, a resident of ‘C’ block area in Ulhasnagar. Police said on Thursday night, a police sub-inspector and constable received specific information that a man carrying demonetised currency notes was headed toward Surya Lodge. Police laid a trap and nabbed Manuja who came in a Swift car. A search revealed a bag containing the demonetised currency. Police said the accused has not yet revealed what he planned to do with the scrapped notes.
2019-01-25Thane: ATS probing money trail in ISIS case | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: ATS probing money trail in ISIS case 25th January, 2019 "We have also found a couple of voice notes used for indoctrination from the possession of the accused. "We are investigating the money trail," said a source. Another arrested acused, Mazhar Shaikh (21) of Almas Colony, Mumbra, is the son of Dawood Ibrahim 's sharp shooter Rashid Malbari. We are probing the source for these." He became the chief recruiter to rope in boys from mosques and radicalize them.Of those arrested, Salman S Khan (28) of Kausa, lent a helping hand to Mohsin by distorting Islam's message to convert "educated youth" to their cause, said an ATS source.
2019-01-25Waterways to link Navi Mumbai airport | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Waterways to link Navi Mumbai airport 25th January, 2019 We hope to link the suburbs with the new airport through waterways in addition to the rail, road and Metro connect," Gadkari said. "I had discussed plans with Mumbai Port Trust and a feasibility test had shown favourable results. THANE: The Centre is planning to connect the upcoming Navi Mumbai airport with adjoining Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan and Vasai, Union minister for road transport & highways, shipping & water resources Nitin Gadkari said at the foundation laying ceremony of two road improvement projects in Thane district on Thursday afternoon. The Mumbai metropolitan region has an over 150 km-long shoreline, which has been underutilized. The minister said his department was mulling water routes from neighbouring suburbs to the airport and said a viability and feasibility survey had shown positive results, making it possible to introduce routes even before the airport was ready, using hovercraft, catamarans and seaplanes. The state and central governments have planned several road and railway links to the upcoming facility.
2019-01-25testThane tops in enrolment of new voters in Maha - United News of India
Thane tops in enrolment of new voters in Maha Posted at: Jan 25 2019 11:26PM Maharashtra as regards enrolment of new voters, announced collector Rajesh Narvekar on Friday. Addressing a meeting held on the National Voter's Day here, he made this announcement and said that the Thane district tops the list in the state with enrolment of as many as 3.54 lakh new voters. Sharing details of the enrolment of new voters for 18 assembly segments in the district, the collector said that the maximum of 40,229 voters were from Kalyan Rural. Meanwhile, the enrolment in other constituencies was as such Murbad-37,167, Kalyan West-33,967, Mira-Bhayander-22,714, Owla-Majiwada-21,303, Airoli-20,162, Bhiwandi West-19,411, BhiwandiRural-18,695, Mumbra-Kalwa-18,597, Thane-17,430, Ambernath-17,132, Kalyan East-17,199, Bhiwandi East-14,950, Belapur-13,852, Shahapur-13,201, Dombivili-10,703, Ulhasnagar-10,130 and Kopri-7,763, he added.
2019-01-25Thane man alleges Rs 2.53 crore cheating by internet gang | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane man alleges Rs 2.53 crore cheating by internet gang 25th January, 2019 "The names provided to us by the complainant are Mariam Khurshid, George Kara, Johnson Scoton, Kon, Islam, Khalu and David Marks. "On his return, he was befriended on Facebook by one Mariam Khurshid. She told the complainant that her late Army officer husband had left USD 18 lakh for her. We are verifying the incident and have not made any arrest so far," the police official said. "He later found that all the people he had come in contact with in this matter through Mariam Khurshid were unreachable on phone as well as on social media sites after he had completed transferring large sums of money to them.
2019-01-25testMinimum wages of transport services employees to be raised - United News of India
testMinimum wages of transport services employees to be raised Posted at: Jan 25 2019 2:54PM Thane, Jan 25 (UNI) The minimum wages presently being paid to the civic employees of the VVMC will now now be extended to the contract employees of the transport services. The state government has in its communication to the labour commissioner directed that the contract employees of the civic transport services will also be eligible for the minimum wages as being paid to the civic employees. This decision of the state government stands to benefit all the employees in the civic transport services through out the state.
2019-01-25Waterways to link Navi Mumbai airport - Times of India
Waterways to link Navi Mumbai airport Jan 25, 2019, 07:03 IST THANE: The Centre is planning to connect the upcoming Navi Mumbai airport with adjoining Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan and Vasai, Union minister for road transport & highways, shipping & water resources Nitin Gadkari said at the foundation laying ceremony of two road improvement projects in Thane district on Thursday afternoon. The Mumbai metropolitan region has an over 150 km-long shoreline, which has been underutilized. The minister said his department was mulling water routes from neighbouring suburbs to the airport and said a viability and feasibility survey had shown positive results, making it possible to introduce routes even before the airport was ready, using hovercraft, catamarans and seaplanes. The state and central governments have planned several road and railway links to the upcoming facility. "I had discussed plans with Mumbai Port Trust and a feasibility test had shown favourable results. We hope to link the suburbs with the new airport through waterways in addition to the rail, road and Metro connect," Gadkari said.
2019-01-25Mega jam on Thane-Nashik highway as Gadkari, Fadnavis hold 'road show' - Times of India
Mega jam on Thane-Nashik highway as Gadkari, Fadnavis hold 'road show' Jan 25, 2019, 06:53 IST Thousands of vehicles, including ambulances, were stranded on the Thane-Nashik highway on Thursday. THANE: Thousands of motorists and ambulances ferrying patients were stranded on both lanes of Thane-Nashik highway on Thursday, as the state government inaugurated projects to improve mobility in the metropolis. Traffic police confirmed the stretch between Kongaon and Majiwade faced jams as thousands of BJP supporters turned up to attend a foundation-laying ceremony of road improvement work at Anjur Dive, where Union minister Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced projects worth crores including elevated double-decker 'airbuses', Metro lines and waterways to reduce road congestion. Commuters said they were stranded at one spot for nearly 30 minutes and many took over one-and-a-half hours to cross the 10-km stretch that usually takes 15 minutes. "We were waiting endlessly in the scorching sun with no idea of the next course of action or reason. It took me nearly an hour to reach the Anjur Dive stretch from Majiwade," complained Ankur Mathur, a resident of Thane on his way to Nashik for a business meeting. Commuters expressed ire at the failure of the authorities to solve current traffic problems amid their efforts to focus on the future. "The government is busy announcing measures to tackle potential traffic congestion but is failing to look into immediate measures for current problems," an activist from Thane said. Speaking at the ceremony, Fadnavis said officials were aware of the delay in execution of a few road infrastructure projects that were causing congestion, and said they had taken corrective measures, including hiring new contractors to execute work faster.
2019-01-25Maharashtra man alleges Rs 2.53 crore cheating by internet gang - Times of India
Maharashtra man alleges Rs 2.53 crore cheating by internet gang Updated: Jan 25, 2019, 10:55 IST THANE: A Thane resident working in the Thailand Consulate has filed a complaint claiming some persons he befriended on the internet cheated him of Rs 2.53 crore on the pretext of transferring USD 18 lakh to him, police said on Friday. The man, along with his wife and two children, had visited Thailand in August 2017, police said. "On his return, he was befriended on Facebook by one Mariam Khurshid. She told the complainant that her late Army officer husband had left USD 18 lakh for her. Since she was having trouble with her brother-in-law who wanted to now marry her, the woman said she wanted to transfer the amount to the complainant and shift to India," an official from Khadakpada police station in Kalyan here said. The man was later told that the money had arrived at Delhi Airport and he would have to pay several lakh rupees in "customs duty", police said. "Later, he was told by a person who brought the currency box to his residence that the notes had got soiled and it would cost Rs 30 lakh per kilo to clean them," the official said. In November last year, another man came to his residence to "clean" the notes and he too swindled Rs 41 lakh from the complainant, the official added. "He later found that all the people he had come in contact with in this matter through Mariam Khurshid were unreachable on phone as well as on social media sites after he had completed transferring large sums of money to them. He has claimed that the total amount he lost in the process was Rs 2.53 crore," the official said. Realising he had been duped, the man filed a complaint on Thursday, the official said, adding that Khadakpada police had registered a case of cheating and forgery. "The names provided to us by the complainant are Mariam Khurshid, George Kara, Johnson Scoton, Kon, Islam, Khalu and David Marks. We are verifying the incident and have not made any arrest so far," the police official said.
2019-01-25ATS probing money trail in ISIS case - Times of India
ATS probing money trail in ISIS case Updated: Jan 25, 2019, 07:11 IST THANE: The ATS says that the eight adults arrested and one minor detained for ISIS links reportedly got from handlers funds routed through Mohsin Khan (32), believed to be the busted group's ring leader. Sources said Mohsin, who lives in Aurangabad and is one of three siblings, came in online contact with ISIS's Syria-based propaganda cell in mid-2018. He became the chief recruiter to rope in boys from mosques and radicalize them. Of those arrested, Salman S Khan (28) of Kausa, lent a helping hand to Mohsin by distorting Islam's message to convert "educated youth" to their cause, said an ATS source. Another arrested acused, Mazhar Shaikh (21) of Almas Colony, Mumbra, is the son of Dawood Ibrahim's sharp shooter Rashid Malbari. "We are investigating the money trail," said a source. "We have also found a couple of voice notes used for indoctrination from the possession of the accused. We are probing the source for these."
2019-01-25testFive Nigerians held with cocaine worth Rs 2.50 lakh in Thane - United News of India
Five Nigerians held with cocaine worth Rs 2.50 lakh in Thane Posted at: Jan 25 2019 9:37PM Thane, Jan 25 (UNI) The Rural Police on Friday arrested five Nigerian nationals from Kashimira locality of the district and seized from them 25 gm of cocaine worth Rs 2.50 lakh. Acting on a tip off, a team of the Kashimira police in the small hours of today raided a residential locality, arrested the five from a flat and seized 5 gm of narcotic from each of them, police said. An offence under sections 8(C), 22(B) and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at the Kashimira police station against the arrested accused. They have been identified as Sarry Gents Vase, Orgi Moses Phillips, Omi Ogbon Peter, Michal Oti Nicholas and Oliver Braislave.
2019-01-25Japan team meets villagers protesting bullet train project - Times of India
Japan team meets villagers protesting bullet train project Jan 25, 2019, 07:07 IST MUMBAI: Amid protests against the bullet train project which will affect 104 villages in Maharashtra, officials of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the funding agency for the high-speed Mumbai-Ahmedabad train corridor, met villagers in Thane and Palghar on Tuesday and Wednesday in a bid to remove misapprehensions. However, the villagers said they were not willing to give their land for the project, no matter what the compensation. Of the 104 villages in the state the bullet train will pass through, 73 are in Palghar district and the rest in Thane district. Land acquisition is currently on in these places. JICA India chief representative Katsuo Matsumoto, senior representative Kengo Akamine and principal development specialist Mihir Sorti interacted with villagers affected by the project. A JICA team had met farmers from Gujarat last month. The officials assured the villagers and activists a report on the reality of the project will be submitted to governments of India and Japan, Brian Lobo of Kashtakari Sanghatana said. The JICA team first met farmers from Bharodi in Bhiwandi taluka and then proceeded to Mhatardi village, where the Thane bullet train station is set to be constructed. From there they went to Kotbi in Dahanu taluka and Dhamangaon and Amgaon in Talasari. On Wednesday, the team met farmers in Hanuman Nagar and Kalale villages in Palghar. Across villages, tribals and farmers opposed land acquisition. Villagers said that despite preventing surveyors from entering their villages, teams had been coming in with large police contingents, Sameer Vartak of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti said. Locals from Hanuman Nagar said they would be displaced a second time, as they are all project-affected people earlier displaced due to the Surya dam project in Dahanu who were rehabilitated here. They told the JICA team they were in fact still to get their names in the land records.
2019-01-25Maha man alleges Rs 2.53 cr cheating by internet gang - India.com News
Maha man alleges Rs 2.53 cr cheating by internet gang Published: January 25, 2019 10:09 AM IST Thane, Jan 25 (PTI) A Thane resident working in the Thailand Consulate has filed a complaint claiming some persons he befriended on the internet cheated him of Rs 2.53 crore on the pretext of transferring USD 18 lakh to him, police said Friday. The man, along with his wife and two children, had visited Thailand in August 2017, police said. On his return, he was befriended on Facebook by one Mariam Khurshid. She told the complainant that her late Army officer husband had left USD 18 lakh for her. Since she was having trouble with her brother-in-law who wanted to now marry her, the woman said she wanted to transfer the amount to the complainant and shift to India, an official from Khadakpada police station in Kalyan here said. The man was later told that the money had arrived at Delhi Airport and he would have to pay several lakh rupees in customs duty, police said.
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2019-01-25Navi Mumbai: Youth gets 10 years’ jail for raping minor - Times of India
Navi Mumbai: Youth gets 10 years Jan 25, 2019, 11:56 IST NAVI MUMBAI: The Thane district additional sessions court for POCSO Act cases on Thursday sentenced a 23-year-old man from Turbhe to 10 years’ simple imprisonment for the rape of a girl from his locality in April 2016. “Kishore Bhide, the convicted youth, who resided in Indira Nagar area in Turbhe, had sexually exploited the girl after promising marriage,” API Pravin Shedge said. The municipal doctor informed the police about the girl being two months pregnant as she was a minor aged 15 and admitted to NMMC hospital after she complained of stomach pain. “As the accused youth had reneged from his marriage promise, the victim registered an FIR against him alleging rape,” Shedge said. The accused, who was 20 years old at the time, was arrested and has been in jail since. “The DNA sample test of the victim girl’s foetus and the accused youth matched, which confirmed that he was the biological father of the unborn child, thus leading to his conviction after three years of court trial,” Shedge said. “While the accused was in jail, his relatives pressured the victim and her parents to withdraw the FIR. His relatives once even tied up the victim to a pole and thrashed her. The victim under pressure even gave a statement in court that the youth had not raped her. An FIR was registered against the relatives of the youth. They were arrested.”
2019-01-25Waterways may connect Navi Mumbai airport to Mumbai, Thane - Local Press Co
Waterways may connect Navi Mumbai airport to Mumbai, Thane January 25, 2019 The Centre is mulling over connecting the upcoming Navi Mumbai Airport to neighbouring cities of Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, and Vasai via waterways, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said. Gadkari made the statement yesterday on the sidelines of the foundation laying ceremony of two mega road projects in Thane – eight laning of Vadape-Thane bypass and four-laning of Sahapur-Murbad-Karjat-Khopoli national highway. The minister said that his department was already conducting studies to ascertain if the under-construction airport could be linked to nearby metros via water routes. “I had discussed plans with Mumbai Port Trust and a feasibility test had shown favourable results. We hope to link the suburbs with the new airport through waterways in addition to the rail, road, and Metro,” Gadkari told reporters. The union minister also stated that the water-based transport modes like hovercrafts, seaplanes, and airboats could be used to link areas around the Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s 150km-long shoreline even before the airport was operational. Gadkari even urged the State Government to form a separate body for the management of various transport modes, with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust being made part of the authority formed to oversee and manage waterway transport. In addition, the senior minister stated that eight jetties have been approved for Thane district to ease traffic congestion on roads.
2019-01-25Raymond Q3: Branded apparels lead the way; accumulate on dips - Moneycontrol.com
Raymond Q3: Branded apparels lead the way; accumulate on dips Last Updated : Jan 25, 2019 03:50 PM IST Raymond reported a decent set of Q3 FY19 earnings. A diversified branded product portfolio, multi-format store additions and adoption of asset-light retailing make the stock accumulation-worthy. Q3 review Positives - Sales grew across all segments - Operating margin expanded sharply year-on-year (YoY) Negatives - An increase in financing costs and higher tax rate YoY impacted bottom-line margins Observations Revenue drivers - Extension of the wedding season and ‘end of season sale’ schemes in Q4 should keep demand momentum intact in the textile, shirting and apparel segments - New premium fabric variants will be introduced and marketed periodically. The number of tailoring hubs, which stood at 38 as on December 31, 2018, will increase as well - New stores will be added every year to augment the existing network of 1,363 outlets (spanning 2.3 million square feet) across all brands: Parx, ColorPlus, Park Avenue, The Raymond Shop, Raymond Made to Measure - The management is considering foraying into activewear, athleisure and innerwear products on a larger scale. At present, such products are sold under two brands -- Park Avenue and ColorPlus -- and comprise approximately 5 percent of branded apparel segment sales per year Margin drivers - To limit capex, garment manufacturing activities will be primarily outsourced and majority of the store additions will be under the franchise route - Most of the new company owned, company operated outlets would be smaller in size to achieve cost rationalisation - Utilisation levels at the Amravati (high-value linen shirting fabric) are likely to go up, thereby resulting in operational efficiencies - Restructuring initiatives in the tools and hardware segment will continue Miscellaneous - Raymond received approvals from Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MAHA RERA) for commencing Phase I of its residential housing project at Thane. The project will be spread over 20 acres and would cover about 3 million sq ft of saleable area. Completion is likely within the next 4-5 years. Cash flows from this project can be used for debt repayment in due course Outlook - A strong brand recall, availability of numerous product variants within each segment and network expansion strategies should augur well for Raymond going forward - In the coming quarters, debt to the tune of Rs 200-225 crore may be raised for the real estate project. This would be in addition to the net debt (total debt minus cash) of Rs 2,185 crore as on December 31, 2018 - Raymond trades at 20 times its FY21 projected earnings - The stock may be considered for long-term accumulation during volatile market conditions
2019-01-24Waterway transport to ease commuting in Mumbai: Gadkari - Daily Excelsior
Waterway transport to ease commuting in Mumbai: Gadkari By Daily Excelsior - 25/01/2019 THANE, Jan 24: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on today presided over the foundation stone laying ceremony for two mega projects–eight laning of the Vadape to Thane bypass and four-laning of the Sahapur-Murbad-Karjat-Khopoli National Highway. To be constructed at an expenditure of Rs 1,600 crore, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laid the foundation stone using E-bhoomi poojan technique in the presence of the Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and the Bhiwandi MP Kapil Patil and Kalyan MP Dr Srikant Shinde. Underlining the dire need for promoting the waterway which is a speedy and affordable means of transport in the country, Mr Gadkari appealed to the State Government to form a separate body for the management of various means of transport, including the waterway, sea plane, hovercraft, air boat, and other means of transport in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and other parts of the city. Mooting over the idea, Mr Gadkari lamented that the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust should be a part of the authority which would be formed to oversee and manage the operations of the waterway transport. Heeding to the proposal, the JNPT will accrue an equity profit of Rs 1,600 crore and receive the turnover in dollars. Eight jetties have been approved for the Thane district which would reduce the traffic on the roads, informed Mr Gadkari. Referring to the waterway transport model in the Italian city of Venice, Mr Gadkari said that several waterway projects in and around Thane have been approved and would be developed soon. In his speech, the senior BJP leader stated that he feels elated to oversee the expansion of the Bhiwandi bypass, which is the maiden project to be built in the year 1996 on the Public-Private Partnership(PPP) model during his tenure. Speaking further, Mr Gadkari said that the proposed project of 12 laning of the Delhi-Mumbai route would develop the tribal areas located in the proximity of the project. The government is mulling on the waterway projects which will link the under-construction Navi Mumbai International Airport to all parts of the city, added Mr Gadkari. The Minister stressed the tribals to resort to biodiesel farming as it will generate employment opportunities and could be potently used for manufacturing aviation fuel. (PTI) Mr Gadkari, who handles the additional ministry portfolio of the Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation asserted that the state government must execute the cleaning work of the Arabian sea in Mumbai.
2019-01-24Thane: Woman raped at gunpoint, five men held - The Indian Express
Thane: Woman raped at gunpoint, five men held The accused, all of them unemployed, have petty cases registered against them in the past, said police. Published: January 25, 2019 3:04:02 am Five men have been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint in Thane district. While the woman was allegedly raped on Tuesday, the arrests were made on Wednesday. “The woman and her male friend had parked their two-wheeler on the road and were sitting behind a water pipeline on Tuesday night when the five men found them. They held a knife to the throat of the woman’s friend and raped the woman multiple times at gunpoint,” said a senior police officer. Following this, the men fled with the phones of the woman and her friend. “The two approached people living near the pipelines and asked for help… The woman has been admitted to a private hospital. She has suffered internal injuries and is stable,” said an officer. The accused, all of them unemployed, have petty cases registered against them in the past, said police. They have been identified as Kishor Lakhat (20), Gurunath Bari (20), Harshad Matale (30), Avinash Jadhaw (23) and Ganesh Pawar (19). “Lakhat is a known anti-social element… We have seized a gun and choppers from the five men. They used to frequent the spot,” the officer said.
2019-01-24Not paid property tax? You will not be eligible for cluster scheme in Thane - Hindustan Times
Not paid property tax? You will not be eligible for cluster scheme in Thane As per the property tax records, there are more than 600 defaulters in four wards in which the first six clusters will be developed Updated: Jan 25, 2019 00:25 IST Property tax defaulters will not be a beneficiary in the cluster development scheme in Thane. In a recent meeting, the Thane civic commissioner said the beneficiaries in the scheme will be decided only after assessment of properties. Those who have relocated from dangerous and dilapidated buildings will be eligible although they no longer occupy the building. Residential buildings, which are not in the tax bracket and are constructed before 2014, can submit documents to assistant municipal commissioner of their ward to be included in the category. As per the property tax records, there are more than 600 defaulters in four wards in which the first six clusters will be developed. Sandeep Malvi, deputy municipal commissioner of TMC, said, “To prevent inclusion of bogus names in the cluster development scheme, the civic commissioner has set some ground rules for preparing the list of beneficiaries under the scheme. People who have not paid their property tax bill will not be eligible for the scheme. The residential societies, which are not taxed by the property tax department, will have to get themselves under the tax bracket to avail the benefits of the scheme.” There are many residents who do not live in their building was they are dangerous or they have been evacuated or the building demolished by the TMC. They too are eligible to avail the scheme, Malvi said. The corporation has proposed to start clusters at Kopri, Hajuri, Lokmanya Nagar, Kisan Nagar, Rabodi and Tekdi Bunglow in the first phase. The decision to exclude tax defaulters from the scheme did not go down well with the ruling Shiv Sena. Mayor Meenakshi Shinde said, “Cluster scheme is not only for dangerous structures but also illegal ones. The scheme aims at legalising illegal constructions in the city. Tax cannot be a priority as most illegal constructions are not under any tax bracket. It will be unfair to exclude tax defaulters from the scheme. The administration should instead give them a deadline to clear taxes.”
2019-01-24Thane mental hospital gets 10 more doctors | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane mental hospital gets 10 more doctors 24th January, 2019 THANE: The state-run mental hospital here has hastened recruitments and engaged 10 doctors to attend to needs of its 1,300 patients. The fresh recruitments take the tally of doctors to 16, including six psychiatrists. Thane mental hospital caters to around eight districts. The move follows a TOI report (Just 6 doctors tend to over 1,300 Thane mental hospital inmates, Jan 13) that highlighted inadequate staff to deal withthe growing number of patients. So, now we have 16 doctors, including six psychiatrists, and this has taken away the burden on doctors who were working earlier, as the patients are now distributed and work is balanced,” said Dr Sanjay Bodade, superintendent of Thane mental hospital. It has over 1,300 patients, plus 300 patients visit the outpatient department (OPD).
2019-01-24Maharashtra: Man falls into valley in Mahabaleshwar, dies - Times of India
Maharashtra: Man falls into valley in Mahabaleshwar, dies Updated: Jan 25, 2019, 05:30 IST MAHABALESHWAR: A family outing turned into a tragedy when a 28-year-old man from Bhiwandi in Thane district lost his life after he fell into a valley at Lodwick Point in Mahabaleshwar Thursday evening. Police said the victim, Vinod Shankar Jadhav, lost his balance while he and his family were taking photographs. Mahabaleshwar police said other tourists alerted them about the mishap. Police rushed to the spot and summoned local trekkers, who descended into the valley and picked up Jadhav. Jadhav, who had sustained severe injuries, was taken to a local hospital in Mahabaleshwar and later to the Satara Government Hospital. However, he succumbed during treatment. Police said Jadhav had come to Mahabaleshwar with his relatives. The accident took place when two families were taking photographs near the end of Lodwick Point. Tourists told police Jadhav lost balance due to dry grass at the spot. The victim’s brother-in-law, Nitin Bhoir, fainted on seeing Jadhav fall into the valley. Tourists and relatives started shouting for help. Police rushed to the spot and brought him up with the help of local trekkers. Lodwick Point, situated four km from Mahabaleshwar, is a major tourist attraction as Pratapgad Fort and the scenic Jawali Valley can be seen from there. Elephant Head Point, which is at the extreme end of the point, is considered tough for tourists. Locals have been demanding maintenance of railings, erected on the route, besides boards to caution tourists.
2019-01-24No seat for Thackeray director Panse during films premiere - Business Standard
No seat for 'Thackeray' director Panse during film's premiere Last Updated at January 24, 2019 20:45 IST A controversy erupted Thursday after a video surfaced showing "Thackeray" film's director Abhijit Panse leaving in a huff the cinema hall where the flick's premiere was held, allegedly after being asked to sit in the theatre's front row. The video also shows producer of the film, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, purportedly persuading Panse to stay back, but the latter refused to budge. The two, however, were not audible in the video. Sources in the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Panse's party, however, charged that there was no seat left for its leader to sit notwithstanding him being the flick's director. Soon after the video surfaced, MNS workers in neighbouring Thane erased Raut's name from the film's posters put up in the city in protest. Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, could not be reached for his version. "Thackeray" is a biopic of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and has Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui essaying the late leader's role. The film is slated to hit theatres Friday. "There was no seat left for Panse to seat. Then he was offered a seat in the front row. At least the film's director should get a seat to sit, right?" a MNS source said. Panse, talking a new channel in Thane, said for him "the movie was more important than the controversy". "Let the film get released. I am happy it is gaining popularity...it is a good movie and everyone should see it," he told the channel. Asked if he was unhappy given the controversy, Panse counter questioned, "Do you feel I am unhappy?" "This is at personal level and can be sorted out. Now, let's concentrate on the release of the movie. From the feedback I have received, it is a good movie," he added. Hitting out at Raut without naming him, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande said Thackeray used to treat even a common member of the Shiv Sena with love and not insult "which was also the message of the film". "But the producer of the film did not get the message #ISupportAbhijitPanse," Deshpande said on Twitter. Deshpande also hailed party workers for teaching a lesson on the social media to a "big man with narrow mindset". He, however, did not name the "big man". Meanwhile, the MNS put up banners across Thane extending wishes to the movie and displaying Panse's name prominently.
2019-01-24Republic Day terror plot foiled: Delhi Police arrests two JeM terrorists planning to carry out attack - Republic World
Republic Day terror plot foiled: Delhi Police arrests two JeM terrorists planning to carry out attack Published: January 24, 2019 16:19 IST Delhi Police has arrested two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were planning to carry an attack on Republic Day. The Delhi Police had received an input from a very reliable source that a terrorist of JeM who was the mastermind of a spree of recent grenade attacks in Srinagar was planning similar terror strikes in heavy footfall areas in Delhi during the ongoing Republic Day Celebrations. The inputs were further developed and and acted upon by the Police. The Delhi Special Police team flew down on January 20 to catch the terrorists. During the night of January 20 and January 21, the mastermind terrorist Abdul Latif Ganai aka Umair aka Dilawar was arrested with incriminating materials. The Special cell team also rushed to Jammu and Kashmir and recovered two IED/ grenades at his instance and arrested another terrorist Hilal from Bandipora who had carried out the recee of target areas in Delhi. The Delhi Special Cell has issued an alert following the arrests. The information about the module was shared with Srinagar Police who have also thereafter arrested terrorists of this module involved in grenade attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. The Republic Day will be celebrated on January 26, Saturday, with a lot of pomp.
2019-01-24ACQUITTED - Three teachers jailed for raping minor found not guilty - Times Now
ACQUITTED - Three teachers jailed for raping minor found not guilty Updated Jan 24, 2019 | 13:50 IST | Mumbai: Three male teachers and a female attendant were acquitted of rape charges by a Thane court on Tuesday after they spent three years in jail. The teachers were accused of repeatedly raping a Class 4 while the woman was booked for aiding them. The medical report of the minor girl confirmed that she was not abused sexually. After the nine-year-old girl informed her mother about the sexual abuse, she filed a complaint against Sanjay Patil, a physical training teacher, Nilesh Bhoir and Jitendra Jadhav, drawing teachers, and attendant Usha Tupe at Mira Road police station in November 2015. The survivor's mother had alleged that her daughter was raped twice or thrice a week for over a period of one year between 2014 and 2015. The teachers, who are residents of Palghar and Dahanu, taught at a prestigious school in Mira Road, according to a report in The Times of India. The teachers were accused of repeatedly raping the girl for over a year and the attendant was accused of helping them by bringing the girl to a storeroom where she was allegedly raped. The school authorities had suspended the four accused immediately after their arrest while the girl had changed her school. Huge protests had erupted as parents refused to send their children to the school leading to the principal's resignation and a decision by the management to not appoint any male teachers. After the acquittal, a school trustee said that the teachers would not be able to rejoin the school due to their decision of not appointing male teachers. However, they would help the teachers to get jobs so that they could start their lives afresh.
2019-01-24Thane man held in Delhi with drugs worth Rs 90-cr - Mumbai Mirror
Thane man held in Delhi with drugs worth Rs 90-cr Updated: Jan 24, 2019, 10:14 IST The Delhi Police’s special cell yesterday arrested five members of an international drug syndicate, including a Thane resident, for allegedly smuggling party drugs and contraband worth more than Rs 90 crore. The accused have been identified as Satish Sahu, 45, a resident of Thane, Delhi residents Sunil Kumar, 33, Lokesh Mehta, 25, Neeraj Arora, 43, and an NRI from the UK, Rajesh Dutta, 45. The police recovered 13.5 lakh tablets of drugs, 10.2 kg tramadol powder, and 500 gm ketamine. According to the police, the accused collected drug tablets and other contraband from Mumbai and Delhi and exported them to London, Nepal, and Malaysia. The kingpins of the gang are Mazhar, a Pakistan national, and Amarjeet Bains, both based in London, and Jaspreet Singh Dhillon, based in Nepal. The probe revealed that Kumar and Mehta procured the drug consignment and Sahu, their counterpart in Mumbai, collected it in Delhi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said. “After we received input that a drug consignment would be handed over to one of the gang members on the intervening night of January 15 and 16 near Bharati College in Janakpuri, a trap was laid. The arrests helped the police recover huge quantity of the party drug from a godown in Delhi’s Hari Nagar locality,” Yadav said. Sahu also used to supply drugs to Dhillon, who owns night clubs in Nepal and Malaysia for which he places huge orders for these drugs, the police said.
2019-01-24Thackeray director Abhijit Panse leaves screening mid-way following mistreatment? - Zee News
Thackeray director Abhijit Panse leaves screening mid-way following mistreatment? Jan 24, 2019, 21:24 PM IST Mumbai: A controversy erupted after a video surfaced showing 'Thackeray' film's director Abhijit Panse leaving in a huff the cinema hall where the flick's premiere was held, allegedly after being asked to sit in the theatre's front row. The video also shows producer of the film, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, purportedly persuading Panse to stay back, but the latter refused to budge. The two, however, were not audible in the video. Sources in the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Panse's party, however, charged that there was no seat left for its leader to sit notwithstanding him being the flick's director. Soon after the video surfaced, MNS workers in neighbouring Thane erased Raut's name from the film's posters put up in the city in protest. Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, could not be reached for his version. 'Thackeray' is a biopic of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and has Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui essaying the late leader's role. The film is slated to hit theatres Friday. "There was no seat left for Panse to seat. Then he was offered a seat in the front row. At least the film's director should get a seat to sit, right?" a MNS source said. Panse, talking a new channel in Thane, said for him 'the movie was more important than the controversy'. "Let the film get released. I am happy it is gaining popularity...It is a good movie and everyone should see it," he told the channel. Asked if he was unhappy given the controversy, Panse counter questioned, "Do you feel I am unhappy?" "This is at personal level and can be sorted out. Now, let's concentrate on the release of the movie. From the feedback I have received, it is a good movie," he added. Hitting out at Raut without naming him, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande said Thackeray used to treat even a common member of the Shiv Sena with love and not insult "which was also the message of the film". "But the producer of the film did not get the message #ISupportAbhijitPanse," Deshpande said on Twitter. Deshpande also hailed party workers for teaching a lesson on the social media to a "big man with narrow mindset". He, however, did not name the "big man". Meanwhile, the MNS put up banners across Thane extending wishes to the movie and displaying Panse's name prominently.
2019-01-24Thane mental hospital gets 10 more doctors - Times of India
Thane mental hospital gets 10 more doctors Jan 24, 2019, 07:11 IST THANE: The state-run mental hospital here has hastened recruitment and engaged 10 doctors to attend to needs of its 1,300 patients. The move follows a TOI report (Just 6 doctors tend to over 1,300 Thane mental hospital inmates, Jan 13) that highlighted inadequate staff to deal with the growing number of patients. The fresh recruitment take the tally of doctors to 16, including six psychiatrists. Thane mental hospital caters to around eight districts. It has over 1,300 patients, plus 300 patients visit the outpatient department (OPD). Ideally, there should be one doctor for every 100 patients, but over 200 patients were being treated by one doctor. Out of the 18 posts for doctors, the hospital has 16; the two vacant posts are of a doctor who is on childcare leave, and another who is absconding. “The state health department has now given us four doctors on contract basis; one is a psychiatrist, one an anesthetist and two are medical officers. This has taken away the burden that was on doctors here. Even doctors who were on leave were told to resume work, and even those deputed to other hospitals were called back to work at the hospital. So, now we have 16 doctors, including six psychiatrists, and this has taken away the burden on doctors who were working earlier, as the patients are now distributed and work is balanced,” said Dr Sanjay Bodade, superintendent of Thane mental hospital.
2019-01-24Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis lay foundation stone for Rs 1,183 crore road project in Maharashtra - Economic Times
Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis lay foundation stone for Rs 1,183 crore road project in Maharashtra Jan 24, 2019, 05.49 PM IST NEW DELHI: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Thursday laid the foundation stone for Rs 1,183-crore highway widening project, awarded to MEP Infra by NHAI, in the state. "MEP Infrastructure Developers Ltd today announced that it has received the letter of appointed date from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the eight-laning of existing four-lane Vadape to Thane section of NH-3 (new NH-848) in Maharashtra," MEP Infra said in a statement. The Rs 1,182.87-crore project will be executed on Hybrid Annuity Mode, it said. The foundation stone for the project was laid by Fadanavis and union road transport minister Gadkari at Dive Anjur in Thane district, the statement said. MEP Infra had achieved financial closure for this project in terms of the concession agreement executed with NHAI, by tying up project finance of Rs 567.78 crore, and YES bank is the lead banker to this project, it said. Commenting on the development, Jayant Mhaiskar, chairman and managing director, MEP Infrastructure Developers Ltd, said, "We are proud of this achievement which reaffirms the positivity of the Hybrid Annuity model that has been propagated by the ministry. The financial viability of such projects will ensure the speedy growth and expansion of our road infrastructure." MEP is currently one of the major players in the Hybrid Annuity space with 10 successful bids for projects across Maharashtra and Gujarat aggregating Rs 7,942 crore covering 1,893 lane km. The about Rs 24 km project consists of widening and construction of existing four- lane road to eight-lane road. The project envisages one new railway over bridge and two new major bridges on Thane Creek. The total project cost of Vadape to Thane package is Rs 1,182.87 crore with the construction period of 30 months from the appointed date. This project is under the new Hybrid Annuity model, which is a mix of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and build operate transfer (BOT) system. The Authority and the concessionaire share the total project cost in the ratio of 40:60, respectively.
2019-01-23Maharashtra: Nine including minor arrested from Thane, Aurangabad over suspected ISIS links - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: Nine arrested from Thane, Aurangabad over suspected ISIS links January 23, 2019 11:54 am Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested eight men and detained a minor boy from Thane and Aurangabad for allegedly planning terror attacks at “various places” after being inspired by banned outfit ISIS, police said Wednesday. They were nabbed by ATS teams over the last two days, an ATS official said. “These people had created a terrorist gang inspired by the ISIS and were planning attacks at various places,” he said, but did not elaborate further. “However, before the gang could carry out any terror activity, the Maharashtra ATS arrested them. The gang was collecting explosive material to carry out terror acts,” he further said. Among the nine apprehended, one is a minor, he added. The ATS, acting on specific inputs, kept a watch on the nine suspects for several weeks and gathered relevant information about them before nabbing them, the official said. The arrests followed searches in Amrut Nagar, Kausa, Moti Baug and Almas Colony areas in Thane’s Mumbra township and in Aurangabad’s Kaisar Colony, Rahat Colony and Damdi Mahal areas on Monday late night and Tuesday early morning. During the searches, the ATS sleuths seized certain chemicals, acid bottles, sharp knives, mobile phones, hard disks and some SIM cards from the group, the official said. The accused have been booked under Indian Penal Code’s Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act, the official said.
2019-01-23Maharashta Anti-Terror Squad raids in Thane & Aurangabad over ISIS links - Times Now
Maharashta Anti-Terror Squad raids in Thane & Aurangabad over ISIS links 23 JANUARY 2019 A major crackdown has been made by the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad as they have arrested Nine men including a minor from Thane and Aurangabad for alleged links with terror group ISIS.
2019-01-235W1H: Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 ISIS suspects from Thane, Aurangabad - Zee News
5W1H: Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 ISIS suspects from Thane, Aurangabad Jan 23, 2019, 17:30 PM IST The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday picked up nine ISIS suspects for questioning from Mumbra in neighbouring Thane district and Aurangabad after receiving specific inputs. Watch this video to know more.
2019-01-23Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 men from Thane, Aurangabad - News Nation
Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 men from Thane, Aurangabad Updated On : 23 Jan,2019 | 13:07 PM The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on Tuesday picked up nine men for questioning from Mumbra in neighboring Thane district and Aurangabad, over 340 kilometers from Mumbai, a senior official said. Watch News Nation’s special coverage to know more details regarding the incident.
2019-01-2317-Year-Old Among Nine Arrested from Thane and Aurangabad for Alleged Links With Islamic State - News18
17-Year-Old Among Nine Arrested from Thane and Aurangabad for Alleged Links With Islamic State Updated:January 23, 2019, 12:47 PM IST Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine people, including a 17-year-old, from Thane and Aurangabad for their alleged links with banned terror outfit ISIS, police said on Wednesday. The nine terror suspects, all part of a group, were nabbed by ATS teams over the last two days, an ATS official said. The ATS, acting on specific inputs, kept a watch on the nine men for several weeks and gathered relevant information about them, he said. They were arrested when it came to light that they were likely to "swing into action", the official said. The arrests followed searches in Amrut Nagar, Kausa, Moti Baug and Almas Colony areas in Thane's Mumbra township and in Aurangabad's Kaisar Colony, Rahat Colony and Damdi Mahal areas on Monday late night and Tuesday early morning. During the searches, the ATS sleuths seized certain chemicals, acid bottles, sharp knives, mobile phones, hard disks and some SIM cards from the group, the official said. The accused have been booked under Indian Penal Code's Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act, the official said.
2019-01-23Struggling to repay loan, man hangs self - Mumbai Mirror
Struggling to repay loan, man hangs self Updated: Jan 23, 2019, 06:00 IST The victim, a tailor by profession, was running a snacks corner in Rabodi in Thane West and the business was reportedly not doing well which is why he had been depressed lately, the family told police. The victim, Jaikisan Ramkisan Pillai, 47, a resident of Kisan Nagar in Rabodi, had started the eating joint only two months ago and was struggling to break even. According to the police, Pillai also owned a shop in posh Highland Park in Thane. He, however, put it up for rent after his tailoring business did not find many customers in the area. About six months ago, he took out a loan and set up the small snacks corner in Rabodi. But, despite being in a high footfall area, the shop was not attracting many patrons and Pillai was finding it difficult to provide for his family and repay the loan instalments. The police said the incident reportedly took place at around 6:30 am yesterday when Pillai reached the shop and asked his help to go the market for vegetables. When the staffer returned 30 minutes later, he found Pillai hanging from the ceiling with a dupatta. “The hotel staffer called me around 7 am and asked me to come to the shop urgently. After I reached, I saw Pillai hanging. I immediately informed the police and the ambulance,” Pillai’s friend S Jaiswal told Mirror. Pillai was rushed to Thane Civil Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. “We have registered an Accidental Death Report. We have not recovered any suicide note from the spot,” said R Somvanshi, senior police inspector, Rabodi. Another police officer said, “Before leaving his home, he told his wife that he was going to do some cleaning at the hotel and asked for a cloth. She gave him an old dupatta for the purpose which he ultimately used to hang himself.”
2019-01-23Ahead of Republic Day, Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 in raids in Thane, Aurangabad - India Today
Ahead of Republic Day, Maharashtra ATS arrests 9 in raids in Thane, Aurangabad UPDATED: January 23, 2019 15:55 IST Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) has arrested nine people suspected to have links with the Islamic State (IS) terror group. The ATS were monitoring the online activity of the accused for several weeks and carried out simultaneous raids in Aurangabad and Thane districts of Maharashtra based on specific inputs. The operation was conducted late on Monday (January 21) and in the wee hours of Tuesday (January 22). The arrested men are between 17 and 35 years of age. Out of the nine accused, five were arrested from Mumbra in Thane while four have been arrested from Aurangabad.The arrests followed searches in Amrut Nagar, Kausa, Moti Baug and Almas Colony in Mumbra and Kaisar Colony, Rahat Colony and Damdi Mahal areas in Aurangabad. The group was very active on social media. The ATS learnt that they are likely to implement their terror plans and hence formed a dozen teams to carry out the arrests. Mobile phones, hard drives, SIM cards, acid bottles, knives and chemicals were seized during the operation. The accused have been booked under IPC Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act, a police officer said. Azhar Shaikh, brother of one of the accused Mazhar Shaikh, claimed that he is innocent. "The cops stormed our house in the wee hours of Tuesday and conducted a search. They took away all the mobile phones and laptops. We now don't have any phone to contact anyone. We don't even know where my brother is. He is a second-year student. The ATS claimed that my brother is associated with a bad group. My brother is innocent and he is being framed," he said.Further investigation is on in this case.
2019-01-23Thane: Martyred Army officer Kaustubh Rane to be honoured with gallantry award - Free Press Journal
Thane: Martyred Army officer Kaustubh Rane to be honoured with gallantry award January 23, 2019 8:54 am Thane: Major Kaustubh Rane, who was martyred in an encounter on the Line of Control (LOC) in August last year, will be posthumously honoured with a gallantry award by an organisation here in Maharashtra on January 26. The “Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar” consists of Rs 11,000 in cash and a citation, announced B L Sharma of Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad, which has instituted awards in various categories, in a press conference Tuesday. The Parishad has organised the 26th Rashtriya Kavi Sameelan or gathering of poets here on Republic Day. Major Rane (29) was martyred in north Kashimir's Gurez sector of Bandipora district along with three Army soldiers while fighting terrorists. He was a resident of Mira Road in Thane district. Among other awards, “Dr Harivanshrai Bacchan Sahitya Ratna Puraskar” will be bestowed upon journalist Vimal Mishra while Marathi actor Subodh Bhave is chosen for the “Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Gaurav Puraskar. Each award consists of Rs 11,000 in cash, a memento and a citation. The event will be attended by Bombay High Court judges Justice Kamal Kishore Tate and Justice Makarand Karnik, Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Pansalkar and Konkan Range Special IG Naval Bajaj, Sharma said.Noted poets, including Padmashree-awardee Surendra Dubey from Raipur, will read their poems at the congregation.
2019-01-23Thane plans 29-km internal Metro line, 22 stations to connect the city - Hindustan Times
Thane plans 29-km internal Metro line, 22 stations to connect the city Its projected ridership is 5.76 lakhs every day and peak-hour ridership of more than 23,000 Updated: Jan 24, 2019 00:23 IST If all goes as per the Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) plans, you will be able to travel by the internal Metro in five years. Last week, the TMC submitted a detailed project report of the internal Metro to the state government and plan to start operations by 2025. The proposed 29-kilometre internal Metro with 22 stations, estimated to cost around ?10,893 crore, is projected to have a daily ridership of 5.76 lakh. Fares will range from ?17 to ?104. A TMC official requesting anonymity said, “We sent the proposal to the state last week. The plan is to complete all approvals by the end of this year and start the civil work by January next year. We will have to acquire all the developmental plan [DP] roads from where the Metro route is proposed.” A 21-km High Capacity Mass Transit Route (HCMTR) is proposed in the developmental plan of the city. The Metro will operate along 18.17-km DP roads, six-km HCMTR route and 4.83 km of reserved land. The new internal Metro was first proposed along the same route as HCMTR. However, the corporation later connected the internal Metro to the New Thane station and changed the route from Kopri to Teen Hath Naka to New Thane station to Wagale Estate. The second phase will operate along Mumbra-Kalwa route. The official added, “The internal Metro will have a projected ridership of 5.76 lakhs daily and a peak hour ridership of over 23,000. “The minimum fare will be ?17 for up to 2 km and the maximum fare will be ?104 for more than 31km.” The internal Metro will connect Wadala to Kasarvadavli Metro at two places at the proposed New Thane station and Dongripada. It will also connect Mumbai Metro Line 5 (Thane-Bhiwandi- Kalyan) at Majiwada junction. Experts Speak KD Lala, retired city engineer of Thane Municipal Corporation, said, “The internal Metro will be feasible in the city only if it connects the main Wadala to Kasarvadavli Metro at several places along the entire Anandnagar to Kasarvadavli route. Residents living in interior parts will need a mode of transport to connect to the main Metro which connects Thane to Mumbai. The old HCMTR route will not work and the TMC will need to revise the route to connect it to the main Metro.”
2019-01-23Five tribals held for robbery, gangrape - Times of India
Five tribals held for robbery, gangrape Jan 24, 2019, 02:29 IST BHIWANDI: Twenty-four hours after a robbery and gangrape case was filed at Bhiwandi taluka police station, the cops traced and nabbed the five suspects based on sandal prints found at the crime scene. The police said the suspects-Kishor Lakhat (20), Avinash Jadhav (20), Harshad Marle (30), Gurunath Bari (23) and Ganesh Pawar (19)-belong to a tribal community in Bhiwandi rural. The police seized a country-made pistol and three knives from them. In her complaint, the 20-year-old survivor told the police that on Monday, around 9.30 pm, when she and her friend were returning home from the pipeline area on his bike, Lakhat and Jadhav who were brandishing knives accosted them in the isolated Bhadwad area. She told the police that even as the duo snatched Rs 15,000 from her friend, three others joined them. The men then held a knife to her friend's throat and raped her, she said in her complaint. As it was dark, she could not see their faces, she said. It was only the next day that the woman mustered the courage to approach the police for help. As she could not describe the accused, the police rushed to the crime scene and found sandal prints there. Sub-inspector Chetan Patil of Bhiwandi taluka police said, "After roping in informers and an extensive probe, we zeroed in on Lakhat. We reached his residence and matched the sandal print found at the spot with his footwear." "During interrogation, Lakhat admitted to the crime and spilled the beans on his friends, who were soon arrested," added Patil. The police claimed that in the past too, the five accused would target couples on the route, but no one had complained against them. The police have requested those targetted by the accused to come forward and file a complaint. The five arrested accused were produced before a Bhiwandi court on Wednesday, which remanded them into police custody till January 30.
2019-01-22Undertrial escapes from police custody in Thane - United News of India
Undertrial escapes from police custody in ThaneThane, Jan 22 (UNI) One of the two undertrials brought to Thane cityby a team of Bengaluru police escaped from the police custody in thesmall hours of Tuesday.An offence under section 224 of Indian Penal Code has beenregistered with the Kongaon police station of Bhiwandi zone againstthe escapee, police said.The undertrials -- Mohammad Ali Sarfaraz Shetty (23) and Sayyed KaraFaiaz Ali Hussain (37) -- were arrested on January 16 by theBengaluru police in an offence registered with the Vidyanpura policestation under section 392 of IPC in July 2018.They were produced in a Bengaluru court which remanded them topolice custody.During the custodial interrogation, they agreed to show the placewhere they sold the stolen goods and accordingly a police team cameto Kalyan on January 18.During their stay in Kalyan at a lodge, the undertrials were to showthem the place where they sold the booty in Ambivili.However, one of the undertrials, Sayyed Kara Hussain, got up in thesmall hours at about 0148 hours and went to the toilet in the lodgewhile a couple of policemen stood guarding outside.He came out of the toilet, pushed aside both the constables andescaped from the lodge.The police have lodged a frantic search for the escapee undertrial,sources added.UNI XR SS NP2002 More NewsGovt is committed to provide job opportunities to youth: Rohan Khaunte26 Jan 2019 | 8:34 PMPanaji, Jan 26 (UNI) Union Minister for Revenue, Labour and Employment and IT Rohan Khaunte on Saturday said the governmnet was committed to provide job opportunities to the youth.see more..India is fastest growing nation: Cabral26 Jan 2019 | 8:22 PMPanaji, Jan 26 (UNI) Goa Minister for Power Nilesh Cabral on Saturday said students were the backbone of the country as India was the youngest nation in whole world and the fastest growing economy.see more..Mauvin Godinho inaugurates Chicalim Sub District Hospital26 Jan 2019 | 8:12 PMPanaji, Jan 26 (UNI) Goa Minister for Panchayat Mauvin Godinho inaugurated newly-upgraded existing Cottage Hiospital at Chicalim Vasco, which is now called as Chicalim-Sub District Hospital, in the presence of State Minister for Health Vishwajit Rane on Friday.see more..Rahul, Sonia Gandhi on 3-day 'private visit' to Goa26 Jan 2019 | 8:00 PMPanaji, Jan 26 (UNI) All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi arrived in Goa on a three-day 'private visit' to the state on Saturday.see more..Constitution has defined how to behave in society: Dhavalikar26 Jan 2019 | 5:46 PMPanaji, Jan 26 (UNI) Goa Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Ramkrishna Dhavlikar on Saturday said patience, discipline and determination are the important aspects of life.see more.. 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2019-01-22Thane: Father, brothers arrested for killing woman, making it look like suicide - The Indian Express
Thane: Father, brothers arrested for killing woman, making it look like suicide Published: January 23, 2019 2:28:20 am In a suspected case of honour killing, a man, his son and two nephews have been arrested by the Thane police for allegedly killing his daughter. The accused allegedly planned to kill the 32-year-old woman and make it appear like suicide, said police. On January 1, the police found a woman’s body hanging from a tree at the Kalyan train yard. “While prima facie it looked like suicide, we found injuries on the woman’s neck and hands. The post-mortem report revealed that she had been murdered,” said a senior police officer. The woman was identified with the help of a SIM card, tied at one end of her dupatta. “She might have tied it herself. But the SIM card belonged to her and helped us identify her,” the officer said. When scrutinised, CCTV footage showed the woman alighting at Kalyan station, along with three men. Hours later, the three were seen boarding another train, without the deceased. “The three turned out to be her father, brother and cousin… While they were arrested on Sunday, the other cousin was arrested last week,” the officer added. The police said the woman, who was married, was killed allegedly because the accused suspected her of having a relationship with a man from a different caste after separating from her husband. “She was staying at her parents’ house for the last two years. They suspected that she was having an affair with someone from the village. They allegedly planned her murder to protect the family’s honour, one of the accused has claimed,” said an officer.
2019-01-22Eight youths, a minor held in Thane, Aurangabad for suspected IS tilt - Times of India
Eight youths, a minor held in Thane, Aurangabad for suspected ISIS tilt A swift, simultaneous operation by anti-terrorism squad teams early on Wednesday in the densely-populated Mumbra-Kausa township here and Aurangabad city led to the detention of nine youths, Updated: Jan 23, 2019, 11:38 IST The flat of one of the youths detained in Mumbra on Tuesday THANE: A swift, simultaneous operation by anti-terrorism squad teams early on Wednesday in the densely-populated Mumbra-Kausa township here and Aurangabad city led to the detention of nine youths, one of them a minor, suspected to have been radicalised and aligned to extremist ideology of ISIS. "We have detained nine men and are questioning them," additional director general (ATS) Atulchandra Kulkarni told TOI. The police claimed to have strong evidence against those detained for questioning and that they were known to each other. Four youths, said to be between 18 and 24 years, were picked up from their homes in the Almas Colony in Kausa and the neighbouring Amrut Nagar pocket in Mumbra. Three of them are close relatives and two have an engineering background and one is pursuing BCom. It is learnt that all of them are followers of the Ahl-e-Hadith school of thought in Islam. In Aurangabad, ATS sleuths started rounding up five men from different areas of the old city around 3 am. One team broke open the gate of a house and detained a 23-year-old suspect. The youth lives alone and is pursuing an undergraduate course from a city college. His family lives abroad. His laptop, hard disk and some books were seized. Around the same time, other ATS teams rounded up the youth's 30-year-old brother-in law, the brother-in-law's younger brother, 17, and their brother-in law, 26, from their rented houses in two different localities. Items like cell phones, laptops and literature were seized. Sources said the key suspect, under the garb of delivering religious sermons, had tried to brainwash the others and seems to have convinced them to conduct extremist activities. They were identified following a specific tip-off and subsequent electronic surveillance. "They identified themselves as ATS and they began searching our house, scrutinising each and every thing, including documents, our mobile phones, including those which were non-functional. They then took my brother away," a man said outside the ATS office in Thane. A couple of mobile phones, some non-functional, and laptops, routers and some "objectionable" documents have been seized from the houses. Another detainee's brother said: "My brother is a very soft-spoken person and is a qualified engineer. We were told he was detained because of his association with a person from Aurangabad. The family had told him to snap ties with this man. I hope he is not in any trouble as he is a family person and could have been radicalised."
2019-01-2271-year-old gives life to two, donates kidneys and liver - Times of India
71-year-old gives life to two, donates kidneys and liver Jan 23, 2019, 03:35 IST MUMBAI: The family of a 71-year-old man from Dahisar gave the gift of life to two people by consenting to donate his organs. It also marked the city's sixth organ donation of the year. The donor's family found him lying unconscious at home after which they rushed him to a local hospital. On Monday, he was shifted to Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road. The doctors said it was a case of brain haemorrhage and he was declared brain dead on Tuesday. Hospital sources said the family readily agreed for organ donation once they were approached. Two of the donor's kidneys were transplanted into a 30-year-old man, while his liver was sent to Jupiter Hospital in Thane.
2019-01-22Fake degree probe: Thane college director arrested - Times of India
Fake degree probe: Thane college director arrested Jan 22, 2019, 14:10 IST THANE: Investigators probing the fake degree racket for procuring pharmacist license have revealed that the arrested director of the para medical and pharmacy college in Thane was earlier booked twice for cheating connected with the college. It was on Saturday that the crime branch arrested four, including the director Dr Purushottam Tahilramani of Deep's paramedical and pharmacy college, Kolshet road for issuing bogus certificates of SSC and HSC to the four pharmacist who procured degree of a Rajasthan based university and set up the medical shops across city. A police officer said, "After we delved in deeper, it was found that Tahilramani in 2007 was booked by the Kapurbawdi police for cheating and issuing bachelor of physiotherapy degrees in 2007 without having proper permissions. Again in 2012, the Kasarwadavli police booked Tahilramani and his son as he changed the area of the college which was 4000 sq ft and changed it 12000 sq ft and 14 other norms to secure permissions from Nashik Medical University to establish the college and has secured anticipatory bail, the other legalities of this cases will also be probed." The police said that they have secured the relevant legal papers of these additional two cases and accordingly it help them nail the accused who is reportedly indulging malpractices in the field of education. The police also added that some of such medical shops are on their radar accordingly, the investigation is in progress and the other links of the racket is been probed. "It is pertinent that the some of the medical shops are indulging in malpractices to secure license, if they have not done anything wrong they need not worry, but if they have, then there is definitely a reason to worry,” said a senior officer.
2019-01-22Maha: Ktaka robbery undertrial flees police custody in Thane - Business Standard
Maha: K'taka robbery undertrial flees police custody in Thane Last Updated at January 22, 2019 20:20 IST An undertrial who was brought to Kalyan in Thane district by Bengaluru police to identify the receivers of stolen goods Tuesday escaped from custody, an official said. Mohammad Ali Sharfaraz (23) and Sayyed Kara Faiaz Ali Hussain (37) were arrested in January this year in a robbery case registered at Vidyaranyapura police station in Bengaluru in July last year, an official said. They told Bengaluru police during interrogation that the stolen goods had been sold in Kalyan here, he added. "A police team brought the two to Thane on January 18 as part of its robbery probe. The police team and the undertrials were living in a lodge here. At around 1:40am today, Sayyed Kara Faiaz Ali Hussain escaped," he said. He said a case had been registered in Kongaon police station in Bhiwandi against Hussain.
2019-01-22Maha ATS picks up, questions 9 men from Thane, Aurangabad - Business Standard
Maha ATS picks up, questions 9 men from Thane, Aurangabad Last Updated at January 22, 2019 19:01 IST The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad Tuesday picked up nine men for questioning from Mumbra in neighbouring Thane district and Aurangabad, over 340 kilometres from here, a senior official said. Acting on a specific tip-off, the agency carried out an operation in both districts and picked up the men, the official added. "They were on the ATS radar for a few days for their activities. Questioning is underway," he said, refusing to divulge more details on the operation.
2019-01-22Thane crime Man gets 3 years jail for abetting wife s suicide - Mid-Day
Thane crime: Man gets 3 years jail for abetting wife's suicide Jan 22, 2019, 18:14 IST Thane: A local court sentenced a man to three years rigorous imprisonment for abetting the suicide of his wife but acquitted his mother for lack of evidence in Maharashtra's Thane. District Judge RV Tamhanekar, in a recent order, also fined Bhiwandi-resident Sanjay Waghmare (26) Rs 7000. Sanjay and his wife Priyanka had married in 2016 and there were frequent fights between the couple as well as the victim and her mother-in-law Jinsabai, said additional public prosecutor Sandhya Mhatre. After one such quarrel on August 30, 2017, Priyanka set herself ablaze, the APP said, adding that she died in a nearby hospital on September 4. In his order, the judge said, "The accused has caused cruelty to the victim and his act was of such a nature as was likely to drive Priyanka to commit suicide". Sanjay was found guilty of the charges under sections 498A and 306 of the IPC, the APP said. In a similar incident, 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. 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 May 27, 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 at her home on June 21, 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.
2019-01-22Thane Crime Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for robbery - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for robbery Jan 22, 2019, 11:19 IST Thane: A Thane court has awarded seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 36-year-old man for robbing a person and injuring him. Additional Sessions Judge R N Ambatkar pronounced the punishment last week after convicting the accused, Shaukat Ali Abdulsalam Shaikh, under Indian Penal Code Sections 392 (robbery) and 397 (robbery or dacoity with an attempt to cause death or grievous hurt). The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on him. Another accused, Mohammad Mehtabali Mohammad Sharafali Khan, has been absconding since the registration of offence in the case in 2009. According to the prosecution, the victim, Rakesh Kanawade, a resident of Savarkar Nagar in Thane city, was waiting near the Golden Dyes Naka to go home on September 14, 2009 when a car stopped there and its driver offered him lift towards Cadbury Junction. While one of the accused sat with the victim, the other one drove the car towards the Mumbai-Nashik Highway. The two accused then robbed Kanawade of his valuables at knife-point. They also beat up the victim and later threw him out of the car near Saket area in Thane. The victim, who received injuries in the incident, lodged a police complaint the next day following which Shaukat Ali, a resident of Mumbai, was arrested. Judge Ambatkar observed that the accused used dangerous weapons committed the offence with proper planning and caused injury to the victim. Ali was earlier also held guilty under IPC Section 397 by a court in the neighbouring Raigad district, he noted. "This shows that the accused repeatedly committed the offence of robbery," the judge said while pronouncing the punishment.
2019-01-22Thane: 50-year-old man held for killing woman, setting afire her body - Free Press Journal
Thane: 50-year-old man held for killing woman, setting afire her body January 22, 2019 8:34 am Thane: A 50-year-old man was on Monday arrested in connection with the killing of a woman, whose burnt body was found near here last week, police said. The body of an unidentified woman was found in the forests near the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on January 16, they said, adding it was later identified as that of Nirmala Sachin Yadav (47). Following the recovery, district superintendent of police Shivaji Rathod formed several teams to crack the case. The case was solved following the arrest of one Abrar Mohammad Aslam Shaikh (50), a resident of Nallasopara in adjoining Palghar district, the police said. The victim also hailed from the same area, they said. The victim and the accused were both married separately and were having an extramarital affair for the last one year, the police said. The woman was putting pressure on Shaikh to marry her, but the latter was not interested in tying the knot, they said. As the accused, who was jobless, was not interested in marrying her, he hatched a plan to kill the woman and get rid of her, the police added. On January 15, Shaikh and the woman met near the highway. The accused took her in the nearby forests on the pretext of discussing their marriage and hit her repeatedly with a huge stone, leading to her death, they said. He then used clothes and dry tree leaves to set the body of fire, the police added.
2019-01-22Mahanagar Gas Limited conducts Cycle Rally in Thane and Navi Mumbai - APN News
Mahanagar Gas Limited conducts Cycle Rally in Thane and Navi Mumbai Published on January 22, 2019 Continuing its endeavor of contributing towards environmental sustainability, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) conducted Saksham Cycle Rally 2019 in Thane and Navi Mumbai on 20th January 2019. This is an initiative of Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. Propagating the message of ‘Cycle for Health, Environment & Conservation’, PCRA is organizing Cycle Rally in 200 cities across the country on the same day. The Cycle Rally was flagged off by Mr. Sanjib Datta, Managing Director- MGL from Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College (Modern College) at Vashi, Navi Mumbai . While the Cycle Rally from Monalisa Garden & Lawn, Thane was flagged off by Mr. Sunil Ranade, Chief Financial Officer- MGL. The 5-km Green Ride was organized to inspire people to lead a healthier lifestyle, while contributing for a better environment and spreading awareness on fuel conservation by promoting the use of cycles for short distances.
2019-01-22Residential realty inventory declines 9.5 per cent in November 2018: Report - The Financial Express
Residential realty inventory declines 9.5 per cent in November 2018: Report Published: January 23, 2019 12:33 AM The average price realisation in the region inched downwards to Rs 9,630 per sq ft in November 2018 (Rs 9,700 per sq ft in October 2018), led by more low-realisation sales in the Thane region. Real estate inventory in the residential segment on a pan-India basis declined 9.5% year-on-year to 1.3 billion sq ft in November 2018 as developers cut down on new launches and sales improved. According to Kotak Institutional Equities estimates, launches fell by 18% y-o-y to 16.2 million sq ft in November 2018, against 19.8 million sq ft during the same month last year and were significantly lower than 21.2 million sq ft in October 2018. Launches in tier-II cities dropped to 1.4 million sq ft against average monthly launches of 2.4 million sq ft in the first half of the financial year 2019. Sales across major cities clocked 34.6 million sq ft in November 2018, an increase of 14% from 30.2 million sq ft in November last year. The all-India prices were up by 7% y-o-y to `5,350 per sq ft during the month but had been sequentially flat in recent months, the report stated. Sales activity in the National Capital Region (NCR) remained upbeat at 4.3 million sq ft (+31% y-o-y) in November 2018. Launches in NCR also saw a sharp uptick of 111% y-o-y with 4.5 million sq ft launches in November 2018 compared to an average of 2.3 million sq ft in the financial year 2019 till now. This spike in launches was mainly contributed by new projects in Gurugram and Greater Noida with launches of 2 million sq ft each. Accordingly, net unsold residential inventory in NCR stood at 232 million sq ft as of November 2018 and had been equivalent to 56 months of sales (based on average of trailing 12 months). On a monthly basis, prices in NCR declined marginally in November 2018 to `4,600 per sq ft (down 9.8% y-o-y), possibly on account of a higher proportion of affordable housing projects. On the other hand, launches in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) remained weak at 1.9 million sq ft (down by 59% y-o-y) in November 2018 and it could not keep up with the sharp increase of 7.3 million sq ft launches in October 2018. However, sales in MMR were good with 30% y-o-y increase to 7.1 million sq ft in November 2018 and showed strong numbers in October 2018 as well at 7.8 million sq ft. The average price realisation in the region inched downwards to `9,630 per sq ft in November 2018 (`9,700 per sq ft in October 2018), led by more low-realisation sales in the Thane region. The outstanding inventory was highest in MMR among all metros at 280 million sq ft during November 2018 and had been equivalent to 44 months of the sales period. Sales for Bengaluru market stood at 4.8 million sq ft, up by 24% y-o-y, against launches of 2.8 million sq ft in November 2018. The launches were low when compared with an average of 4.1 million sq ft per month in H1 FY19. The unsold inventory continues to be the lowest in Bengaluru across regions in India at 155 million sq ft and realisation in November 2018 declined by 2% y-o-y to `4,600 per sq ft.
2019-01-22Cincinnati Zoo cautions that insects are disappearing at an alarming rate -- and it affects us all - WCPO
Cincinnati Zoo cautions that insects are disappearing at an alarming rate -- and it affects us all A wake-up call for humans Posted: 6:00 AM, Jan 22, 2019 Updated: 2019-01-22 11:08:51Z By: Christine Charlson | WCPO contributor Provided Cincinnati Zoo World of Insect curator Winton Ray says it's not too late to turn the tide on the insect apocalypse. (Photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo) CINCINNATI — While it’s still early in the year, we should all consider a resolution to be kinder to some of nature’s smallest creatures. Insects are disappearing from the Earth at an alarming rate, and losing them could endanger all other life on our planet. In late November, the New York Times Magazine published "The Insect Apocalypse is Here," an article detailing several global studies that showed an 80 percent decrease in native insect populations during a 30-year period. The article also discussed possible cataclysmic ramifications, a collapse "spiraling from predators to plants," if the trend continues. According to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Director Thane Maynard, although Tri-State residents may have noticed a surfeit of mosquitos or ants this past summer, insect diversity locally and globally is diminishing. The data should be a wake-up call for people, Maynard said, since insect depopulation is comparable to the "canary in the coal mine."“If you went to Burnet Woods and all the mammals disappeared, no more squirrels, bats or foxes, Burnet Woods would still be Burnet Woods, but you pull every insect out of there and it will shut down,” he said. “Insects run the world. They’re the decomposers, the pollinators, they’re the major part of the food chain. The natural world’s not going to survive without insects, so it’s a big alarm.” Curator of World of Insects Winton Ray shows off the tiny eastern lubber grasshopper atop his finger. (Photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo) According to the Cincinnati Zoo's World of Insects curator Winton Ray, the decline in the insect population is due to several factors: habitat loss, climate change, different weather patterns, pollution, heavy use of pesticides, invasive species of plants and other insects, and the introduction of non-native plants. Ray said the negative numbers come as no shock to those who study plants and animals, since few species have increased in numbers during the last century.“Insects, like all animals, are getting it from all sides. I just think because there are so many and there tend to be so many, the average person hasn’t noticed. But they will, unfortunately,” he said.Unlike the decimation of many species of plants and animals, Maynard said the world will reach a pivotal point where our society will have to take notice and address insect depopulation. He said people need to be proactive and nurture nature, explaining that even subtle changes can make a big difference to the survival of local species, including pollinators such as bees and monarch butterflies. He said over-development, along with humans' obsession with perfect lawns, has reduced a large number of native plants vital to insects. “All you need is a tiny patch of land for these native plants, and it requires very little maintenance,” Maynard said. “We’re still early in the curve, so there’s far more destruction than helping. Habitat restoration will be a big project to turn things around and keep this system going.”Both Maynard and Ray agreed that it’s not too late to turn the tide. In additional to conducting programs educating locals about native plants and pollinators, Ray said, the zoo participates in projects reintroducing the American burying beetle , as well as other species of native insects, back to the region. Ray said he’s encouraged by the groundswell of interest, especially in pollinating plants. “In some ways it’s an easier thing for people to wrap their arms around, because a pack of gray wolves need hundreds of square miles of territory, but you can support monarch butterfly conservation in a small patch of land by planting milkweed and planting host plants,” he said.Although repopulation is the focus for many in the scientific community, Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., is heralding the rapid decline of an aggressive variety of mosquito in California's Fresno County as a reason to celebrate. Bloomberg reported in late November that Alphabet’s research and development company Verify sterilized male mosquitos with a type of bacteria and then rereleased them, causing their offspring eggs not to hatch.Ray cautioned against altering a species or introducing other species as a form of control, even with the best of intentions. He used the example of the cane toad, which was introduced in Australia to eradicate pests. Because the poisonous toad had no natural predators in the continent, it reproduced exponentially, decimating both animal and plant life. “The introduction of genetically modified animals, the introduction of invasive species to control other animals -- there’s a long history of those and introductions not achieving the desired outcome,” he said. “Mosquitos are one of those animals that I think even some entomologists will throw up their hands and go, 'I’m not sure what the grand purpose is, but they’re part of an ecosystem.'”Maynard said even he comes to the defense of the tiny bloodsuckers despite nearly dying of malaria from a mosquito bite in 1996. He said there wouldn’t be so many of them in the world if they didn’t serve some sort of purpose. When looking at species that affect other species, ironically, the most detrimental are people.“We’re the ones that are tipping the balance,” he said.Maynard said the key is conservation of the world’s wildlife. He said he’s encouraged by reports that last year Great Britain reduced fossil fuels, creating a smaller carbon footprint. In the United States, he said, somehow conservation became politicized, with going green portrayed as being bad for business. He pointed out, however, that the Cincinnati Zoo radically cut expenses by reducing water and power usage through conservation efforts. Ray added that simple efforts like turning off lights and running hoses, using energy-efficient appliances and taking advantage of natural resources like solar energy and rainwater became a game changer at the zoo. Despite adding dozens of extensive water features during the past few years, he said, the zoo reduced its water usage by 1.5 billion gallons since 2006.“It’s leading by example,” Ray said. “It’s not just the Cincinnati Zoo preaching to everybody else to be conservative with resources. It’s us doing it and saying, 'Look, you can do it, too.' So that’s definitely a positive.” Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. INSIDER QUICK LINKS Insider Home WCPO Home Rewards Insider Support Manage Subscription Manage Account Traffic News Money Sports Entertainment Life Marketplace WCPO Insider Support Site Map Privacy Policy Corrections Policy Terms of Use EEO FCC Public Files Public File Contact Social WCPO9 9onyourside wcpo/ wcpo user/wcpo Scripps TV Station Group© 2019 The E.W. Scripps Co
2019-01-22Slain cop Ashwini Gore Bidre is alive in records was paid till last June - Mid-Day
Slain cop Ashwini Gore-Bidre is alive in records, was paid till last June Jan 22, 2019, 07:40 IST The police are investigating the murder of Assistant Police Inspector Ashwini Gore-Bidre since January 2017, yet in June the same year, a letter transferring her from Thane to Wardha was released and five days later came a letter releasing her from the Protection of Civil Rights Branch, Thane. These shocking details came up in response to questions raised by Bidre's estranged husband Raju Gore. Bidre was allegedly murdered by Senior Police Inspector Abhay Kurundkar on April 11, 2016 at his residence in Bhayander. Kurundkar is alleged to have disposed the dead body in the Vasai Creek the next day with the help of his friend Mahesh Falnikar. Bidre's family registered a missing complaint at the Kalamboli police station on July 14, 2016, three months after not being able to establish any contact with the slain officer. A rather slow police investigation later revealed that on the day she went missing, Bidre was with Abhay Kurundkar. After filing a writ petition in the court, the Kalamboli Police registered a case of abduction and murder of Ashwini Gore-Bidre accusing Abhay Kurundkar and his associates on January 31, 2017. RTI reveals transfer orders Gore, who until recently had thought that the police had merely tried to delay arrests and prolong investigations, found shocking details regarding her transfer orders through certain documents. The response to his query shows that after the registration of an FIR, an order to transfer Bidre with two other officers was sent out with the signature of Kaisar Khalid, Special Inspector General of Protection of Civil Rights Branch. "I thought this was it, but five days later, on June 5, 2017, Ashwini was relieved by her branch to the Wardha office," added Gore. "This was a desperate attempt to save Kurundkar and others, and the top brass helped them. I want them to be booked for conspiring and trying to hide evidence," said Gore. Kaisar Khalid, Special Inspector General (Protection of Civil Rights) said, "We didn't have any documents claiming her death, and therefore as per the routine process, we have transferred her. As the said officer (Ashwini Gore-Bidre) is absent since April 2016, her post is vacant. To streamline our work, we transferred her to Wardha where there are two vacant posts." When told that her murder case is ongoing, he said: "that's how it is, we have to work with a certain procedure, we are following that." Not the first case July 2016: Excise sub-inspector Sandip Sabale was transferred from Daulat Cooperative Sugar factory (in Kolhapur district) to an Excise Flying Squad in Satana, Nashik. He died in a road accident in July 2013. June 2015: Dead assistant police inspector (API) Anant Eknath Purnapatre was transferred from Akola to Nashik. The API had died in April 13, 2015, due to a heart attack and was attached with the Hivarkhed police station in Akola district. Timeline of events April 11, 2016: API Ashwini Gore-Bidre goes missing July 14, 2016: A missing person's complaint is filed at Kalamboli police station Jan 31, 2017: Kalamboli Police file an abduction case against accused SI Abhay Kurundkar and his associates May 2017: Bidre's transfer orders from Thane to Wardha are released June 5, 2017: Her relieving letter from Protection of Civil Rights Branch Thane is released
2019-01-22testRashtriya Kavi Sammelan to honour 'valour and words' on R-Day - United News of India
Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan to honour 'valour and words' on R-Day - United News of India Posted at: Jan 22 2019 5:51PM Thane, Jan 22 (UNI) The 26th Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan scheduled to be held on the forthcoming Republic Day will witness a string of coveted awards being given to various eminent personalities, including Major Kaustubh Rane, who laid down his life to foil an infiltration bid near Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir last year. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, the event organizer Advocate B L Sharma stated that the persons who have made worthy contributions in their respective fields will be honoured in the Please log in to get detailed story.
2019-01-22Years after cop's murder, department 'transfers' her to another branch - NewsBytes
Years after cop's murder, department 'transfers' her to another branch 22 Jan 2019 An Assistant Police Inspector recently got transferred from Thane to Wardha branch. Sounds normal, right? Only in this case, the cop died years ago, when she was allegedly killed by her superior in 2016! It didn't stop there. The slain cop, Ashwini Gore-Bidre's husband discovered that five days after the transfer order, another official letter also released her from her 'current' department in Thane.
2019-01-22Martyred Army officer Kaustubh Rane to be honoured with pvt award - India.com News
Martyred Army officer Kaustubh Rane to be honoured with pvt award Published: January 22, 2019 7:00 PM IST Major Kaustubh Rane, who was martyred in an encounter on the Line of Control (LOC) in August last year, will be posthumously honoured with a gallantry award by an organisation here in Maharashtra on January 26. The “Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar” consists of Rs 11,000 in cash and a citation, announced B L Sharma of Hindi Bhashi Ekta Parishad, which has instituted awards in various categories, in a press conference Tuesday. The Parishad has organised the 26th Rashtriya Kavi Sameelan or gathering of poets here on Republic Day. Major Rane (29) was martyred in north Kashimir’s Gurez sector of Bandipora district along with three Army soldiers while fighting terrorists. He was a resident of Mira Road in Thane district. Among other awards, “Dr.Harivanshrai Bacchan Sahitya Ratna Puraskar” will be bestowed upon journalist Vimal Mishra while Marathi actor Subodh Bhave is chosen for the “Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Gaurav Puraskar”. Each award consists of Rs 11,000 in cash, a memento and a citation. The event will be attended by Bombay High Court judges Justice Kamal Kishore Tate and Justice Makarand Karnik, Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Pansalkar and Konkan Range Special IG Naval Bajaj, Sharma said. Noted poets, including Padmashree-awardee Surendra Dubey from Raipur, will read their poems at the congregation.
2019-01-21Thane workshop to delve into healthy Mughlai cuisine - Mid-Day
Thane workshop to delve into healthy Mughlai cuisine Jan 21, 2019, 12:10 IST Mughlai cuisine is generally perceived as an indulgent one, where calorie-counting isn't given too much thought. A workshop in Thane by Sharan India hopes to debunk the thought by introducing participants to the secrets of enjoying popular Mughlai dishes like methi malai matar, sweet lassi, and navratna korma, without using ingredients like ghee, oil, milk, paneer or butter, hence eliminating the compromise on health. On: January 24, 11.30 am to 2 pm At: Tejaswini, 41, Dhanishtha, Tarangan, Service road, Thane West Call: 9769117747 Cost: Rs 1,800 onwards
2019-01-21Thane Fire: Blaze Engulfs Computer Lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya in Hiranandani Estate, Students and Staff Being - LatestLY
Thane Fire: Blaze Engulfs Computer Lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya in Hiranandani Estate, Students and Staff Being Evacuated Jan 21, 2019 11:52 AM IST Thane, January 21: A massive fire broke out in the computer lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya school in Hiranandani Estate of Patlipada in Thane (West). According to a tweet by ANI, the fire engulfed the computer lab on the ground floor of the school. Reports inform that the students and staff are being evacuated. Police officials, RDMC (Regional Disaster Management cell) and fire brigade are at the site. On 28th December 2018, five people, including four elderly people were killed after a level-3 fire broke out at society in Mumbai's suburban Tilak Nagar. A fireman was also injured in the operations. Mumbai: Fire Brigade Dept to Soon Procure Flying Drones For Combating Blaze in Highrises.  Here's the tweet: Maharashtra: Fire has broken out in the computer lab on the ground floor of Sri Ma Vidyalaya in Hiranandani Estate of Patlipada in Thane (W). Students and staff are being evacuated. Police officials, RDMC (Regional Disaster Management cell) and fire brigade are at the site. — ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2019 Earlier this month, there were reports that the Mumbai Fire Brigade is all set to open an integrated command and control room at Byculla by the end of this month. At present, all communication is carried out manually through the wireless system. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the fire department informed that this initiative will allow them to improve their response time by 5-6 minutes in addition to enabling real-time coordination between personnel and supervisors.
2019-01-21Traffic movement on Mumbai-Nashik highway halted after container accident near Thane - Local Press Co
Traffic movement on Mumbai-Nashik highway halted after container accident near Thane January 21, 2019 Traffic movement on the Mumbai-Nashik highway came to a grinding halt on Monday morning following a tanker accident near Ovali village in the neighbouring Thane district. According to preliminary information, the container met with an accident earlier today at Rajnoli Naka near Bhiwandi Bypass on the Thane-Nasik highway road. Initial reports suggest that the vehicle’s steering wheel locked while it was heading towards Thane, causing it to ram into the safety wall and topple on the side of the road. The vehicle was reportedly carrying some form of white chemical powder, which spilled on the road. In no time, officials were notified and teams from the local police, TMC and fire brigade were rushed to the spot. The incident affected traffic movement to and from Mumbai. To ease congestion on the route, traffic officials diverted vehicular traffic through Shilphata road or Pipeline road. The container, sans chassis and wheels, was removed from the highway with the help of two cranes around 10 am. Traffic movement, however, is yet to return to normalcy. The condition of the driver is not known as of publishing this report. Work on removing the spilled substance is currently underway.
2019-01-21Thane: fire breaks out in school - Business Standard
Thane: fire breaks out in school Last Updated at January 21, 2019 14:15 IST A massive fire broke out inside a computer lab a private school in Thane on Monday but no casualties have been reported so far. Regional Disaster Management cell is carrying out rescue operation and there are no reports of any casuality yet. The reportedly fire broke out in the computer lab on the ground floor of the Sri Ma Vidhyalaya school located in Hiranandani Estate of Thane. Fire tenders and police rushed to spot as soon as news of the blaze was received. The case of the blaze is yet to be ascertained. In another incident, in December 2018, five people were killed after a fire broke out on the 14th floor of Sargam Society in Chembur area of the city.
2019-01-21Thane citizens call on civic body to heed safety - Daily News & Analysis
Thane citizens call on civic body to heed safety Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 06:25 AM IST Thane roads have quite literally turned into a death trap for commuters as the ongoing metro work, combined with dug up service roads have caused two fatalities in the last week. Meanwhile, another was injured due to congestion on the road. First on January 9, Richard Dsouza (46), an architect and Kolshet resident, was riding his Harley Davidson on the service road near D-Mart towards Thane when he tried to overtake a truck from the right and instead slipped and was run over. He succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Then on January 11, another biker from Bhiwandi named Swapnil Suresh Gulvi, 24, died near Vidyapeeth road at Chitalsar on GB road. He was driving from Thane towards GB Road and tried to overtake a truck. However, he fell down and the truck ran over him. He died on the spot, says an officer from Chitalsar Manpada police station Due to metro and other civic work on GB Road, the road has narrowed down resulting in such accidents, he adds.
2019-01-21Thane: Fire engulfs Computer Lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya, no casualties reported - Free Press Journal
Thane: Fire engulfs Computer Lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya, no casualties reported January 21, 2019 4:55 pm Thane: A massive fire broke out inside a computer lab a private school in Thane on Monday but no casualties have been reported so far. Regional Disaster Management cell is carrying out rescue operation and there are no reports of any casualty yet. The reportedly fire broke out in the computer lab on the ground floor of the Sri Ma Vidhyalaya school located in Hiranandani Estate of Thane. Fire tenders and police rushed to spot as soon as news of the blaze was received. The case of the blaze is yet to be ascertained. In another incident, in December 2018, five people were killed after a fire broke out on the 14th floor of Sargam Society in Chembur area of the city.
2019-01-21Biking buff run over by water tanker, dies - Mumbai Mirror
Biking buff run over by water tanker, dies Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 06:00 IST Richard D’souza was on a scooter with a friend when he was knocked down and sent hurtling in tanker’s path; Thane’s biking community plunged into grief A 46-year-old biking enthusiast was crushed under the wheels of a water tanker on Saturday on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. The police said Richard D’souza, a resident of Kolshet, was riding a scooter with a friend, Jamil Ibrahim Ansari, on the pillion near Vijay Garden in Thane around 2 pm when a water tanker hit the vehicle. The scooter toppled, sending D’souza under the wheels of the tanker. Ansari, who, too, fell had a lucky escape. Passers-by stopped the tanker, and called the police and an ambulance. D’souza was rushed to a hospital but declared dead on arrival. The Kasarvadavali police arrested the tanker driver, Thane resident Pramod Kumar Vinodkumar Papade, 27, for rash driving and negligence. “We have seized the tanker as well as the scooter. D’souza’s body was handed over to his family after a post-mortem examination,” said an officer from Kasarvadavali police station. Ninad Mubarak, a friend, said D’souza was a known face among Thane’s biking enthusiasts. “He had undertaken several rides with his group—including some to Shimla, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Mysuru and Bengaluru. We went on numerous rides together.” He said D’souza is survived by his wife and two children. “He was a generous friend and a doting father to his son and daughter.” In July last year, 34-year-old Jagruti Hogale, a member of the women-only Bikerni Motorcycle Club, died after her bike hit a pothole, hurtling her into the path of a moving truck on a national highway near Veti village, around 100 km from Mumbai.
2019-01-21Kirti, KES colleges score convincing wins | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Kirti, KES colleges score convincing wins January 21, 2019 5:32 am Mumbai: Kirti College produced a superb all-round performance to record a comfortable 104 runs victory against Prakash College in a first round match of the 9th Saqib Rizvi Memorial Inter-Collegiate Rotating Trophy Cricket Tournament, organised under the auspices of MCA by the Junior College’s Sports Association of Mumbai and sponsored by the Rizvi Education Society’s Rizvi College of Arts,, Science & Commerce, at Matunga Gymkhana. Electing to bat first Kirti College scored 160 for 4 wickets in 15 overs. Half century knocks from opening batsmen Vishwajit Jagdale (60) and Harshal Kharade (57 not out) enabled Kirti set their opponents quite a challenging target. Later, the Kiriti bowlers were a disciplined lot and dismissed Prakash College for a paltry 56 in 13.2 overs. Rishi Narang (4/15), Mangesh Desai (2/10) and Vishwajit Jagdale (2/2) were the pick of the bowlers. In another match, Sailee College registered a thumping nine-wicket win against KES College. Brief scores: Sailee College 65 (Parth Mistry 22; Devansh Vijay 2-16, Aryan Shetty 2-14, Gautam Waghela 2-1) lost to KES College 66-1 (Gautam Waghela 29, Meet Shethiya 23*) Kirti College 160-4 (Vishwajit Jagdale 60, Harshal Kharade 57*; Fardeen K. 2-24) bt Prakash College 56 (Rishi Narang 4-15, Mangesh Desai 2-10, V Jagdale 2-2) Easy for Thane, Kolhapur, Nashik Thane District, Kolhapur District and Nashik District, comfortably won their respective league matches in the Sub-Juniors girls’ competition of the WIFA Inter-District Football Championship 2019, played at the Palghar Taluka District SA ground, Boisar. Riding on Jhanvi Dhale twin strikes Thane District overcame Beed District 4-1. Vaishnavi Pokale and Harshita Balakrishnan scored the othet two goals for Thane, while Beed pulled one back through Sanchita Dinkar. In another match, Kolhapur blanked Ahmednagar District 3-0 with Samrudhi Katkole netting a brace of goals and Sanika Patil chipping in with one to complete the win. In the third game, Grishma Kothari fired home both the goals in leading Nashik to a convincing 2-0 win against hosts Palghar District. Karnatak SC blank Kanara Bros Karnatak Sports Club played confidently and converted the chances that came their way to comfortably overcome Kanara Bros SC 2-0 in a league match of the 23rd Shri Late Ramanath Payyade Memorial Football Tournament 2018-2019 and played at Karnatak Sports Centre, Cross Maidan. The Karnatak strikers were sharp upfront and in the very fourth minute prolific scorer Roger Sam capitalised on a defensive lapse to find the net for the opening goal and give his team a slender 1-0 half-time lead. In the second half Sagar Shetty was on target scoring Karnatak’s second goal to seal their win and secure their qualification to the knockout phase of the tournament. Karnatak SC alog with Star of Canara SC from Group-B progressed to the next round. All-round show by Ayush Jethwa All-rounder Ayush Jetwa continued his terrific form as Swami Vivekanand (Borivali) thrashed their counterpart from Kandivali by 255 runs to move into the quarterfinals of the Khar Gymkhana- B.Khichadia Under-16 Suburban schools cricket tournament, here on Sunday. Ayush, who also has been good run in the Giles Shield, went one better when he smashed 168 in his side’s score of 321 and then captured three wickets for 16 to bundle out the Kandivali school for 66 runs.
2019-01-21Thane housewife plays Santa Claus, gives chawl kids free games room - Times of India
Thane housewife plays Santa Claus, gives chawl kids free games room Updated: Jan 22, 2019, 04:03 IST THANE: Instead of watching TV, loafing around with friends or dangerously performing stunts on trains, about 30-odd children living in the Mariay Nagar chawl in Kolshet here are getting a chance to experience the true joy of childhood — playing. From 4-6 pm everyday, a one room and kitchen space is thrown open for the children to do as they please. They settle down on the clean, tiled floor with the board games and toys, while in the narrow space outside, some start playing badminton or ping-pong. Happy laughter and shrieks of joy ring out throughout the afternoon. “Our children have been given a chance to explore their skills in a way that they could not have before, as we could not afford such expensive learning-centric games or send them to schools that focus on extra-curricular activities. I’m really glad to see them so excited about learning through games and more so, that Sonali ma’am takes time out of her schedule for them,” said Shobha Mahabale, a resident of the chawl whose 12-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter have been regulars at the centre since it started last December. Sonali Vaishya, a 44-year-old housewife with two children, is the moving force behind the free games centre. From renting the space and organising a toy donation in her residential society, she has stepped beyond her family duties to help these children. “I came across the idea to create this game room or centre when I was packing up some of my son’s old toys, and my maid casually mentioned that these toys would mean a lot to the children living in her area,” she said. Vaishya spends over Rs 3,000 on the games room every month. “It’s a simple and affordable space, and my husband, who has a gynaecology nursing home in Thane (West), fully supports it,” she said. “As the children have school during the day, I keep the games room open from 4 pm to 6 pm. I go there through the week and my maid opens and shuts the centre on the weekends. I was pleasantly surprised that these games were coming of use to children from five to 15. I have seen these extracurricular activities and games positively influence my children’s personalities, and hope they benefit these children in the same way,” said Vaishya. Be it working on their vocabulary and concentration through games like Scrabble, chess and carrom to building team spirit through badminton, these games have already begun influencing the lives of the youngsters. “My son gets really competitive and so didn’t get along with many people here. However, he has been going to this centre since it opened on Christmas and has managed to make a few friends. He has also started going online and learning new English words to be better at some word game at the centre,” said another resident here. The centre focuses on providing a safe zone for children to discover their hobbies and talents, but Vaishya also lets their mothers use it for yoga and other such activities thereafter. “These women work all day and have no space or time for their own recreation, so this space gives them a way to de-stress. Some of the residents in my society have begun conducting yoga and dance sessions for these women on a pro bono basis. I have been thinking of making the most of this space and have even decided to start storytelling and language sessions for the youngsters soon,” said Vaishya.
2019-01-21Karate trainer gets five years for molesting minor - Times of India
Karate trainer gets five years for molesting minor Jan 22, 2019, 03:53 IST THANE: A 40-year-old Kung-fu karate instructor found guilty of molesting his 7-year-old girl student was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a sessions court in Thane. The convict, Bhuvan Saru, was convicted by the special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences judge S A Sinha. Prosecution's advocate Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that it was between April and May 2018 that the victim was attending training classes in Bhayander when Sarumolested her often. Fed up by of the harassment, the child complained to her parents who lodged a police complaint. The defence counsel said his client had been framed.
2019-01-2150-yr-old paramour arrested for murder of married woman in Thane - United News of India
50-yr-old paramour arrested for murder of married woman in Thane Thane, Jan 21 (UNI) The Rural Police claimed to have successfully detected the case of murder of a married woman with the arrest of a 50-year-old married man, her paramour, in this regard on Monday. Upon finding the partially-burnt body of the woman from the jungle along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on January 16, the Kashimira police had registered an offence under sections 302 and 201 of Indian Penal Code in connection of the crime. The Rural Police had then formed several teams to detect the crime and identified the body as that of one Nirmala Sachin Yadav (47), resident of Sriram Nagar in Nalla Sopara. During further probe into the ghastly crime wherein the body was burnt to destroy evidence and the face smashed beyond recognition,the police came to know that one Abrar Mohammad Aslam Shaikh (50, of Bilal Pada also in Nalla Sopara) was involved in the crime. Acting on a tip off that he was to come to the scene of crime, the police today laid a trap and nabbed him. During interrogation, he told police that the duo were in love and had an affair since last one year. The victim was pestering him to marry her, however he was not interested in marrying her, so he decided to get rid of her and plotted her murder, police said.On January 15, when Nirmala was to go to Pune, Shaikh called her andtold her that he wanted to discuss about their marriage. Accordingly, they met at the Fountain Hotel along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway and thereafter, he took her to an isolated spot. There, a quarrel broke out between the two over the marriage and Shaikh smashed Nirmala's head with a huge stone and then, set on fire her body in order to destroy evidence, sources added.
2019-01-21Club all FIRs: Bhardwaj to SC - Pune Mirror
Club all FIRs: Bhardwaj to SC Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 06:00 IST Prime accused in cryptocurrency scam has moved Supreme Court seeking bail and transfer of investigation The key accused in a multicrore cryptocurrency scam, Amit Bhardwaj, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court (SC) seeking all 12 cases against him to be clubbed and a transfer of the investigation to a government agency in Delhi. In his petition, he has also sought bail, claiming that there is a lack of medical care facilities inside jails and his health has deteriorated which might kill him if he doesn’t get proper medical attention. Bhardwaj has 12 FIRs registered against him pertaining to Bitcoin scams which amount to a sum of Rs 14.9 crore. Four of these cases are registered in the national capital, one in Chandigarh, one in Kolkata, one in Bengaluru and the rest five in Maharashtra, of which two are registered in Pune and one in Nanded, Thane and Mumbai, respectively. The Pune sessions court had rejected his bail petition in August 2018, after which Bhardwaj has been shuttling from one jail to another for the past nine months and is at present lodged in Chandigarh jail. Bhardwaj, along with the other accused, owned a company called Variabletech Pte Ltd registered in Singapore. The accused had promised the investors that they would transfer 10 per cent of the total number of bitcoins into their bitcoin wallet continuously for 18 months for the purpose of cloud mining of bitcoins. Initially, Bhardwaj and other accused credited the promised value for a few months, but gradually stopped crediting the accounts. When the complainants contacted them and raised questions regarding the same, the fraud clan informed that there was a technical snag of bitcoin mining in China and Singapore and had failed to give the assured returns. They later also offered to give another cryptocurrency M-Cap, which they said would give a better value than the bitcoin. Later on, the accused stopped answering any phone calls from the investors and that’s when multiple offences of cheating were registered against them from all over the country. Bhardwaj has stated in his petition that they provided mining space to individuals on the basis of lease for a span of 18 months and had started the company, Variabletech Pte Ltd, for the same reason. The company purchased the domain name www.gainbitcoin.com in order to give users an online platform for bitcoins and cloud mining. Furthermore, Bhardwaj in his favour has said that there was no monetary transaction between the users and the company of the accused. The website also offered investors an option of network marketing to the users, however there was no compulsion. As a part of the petition, it was further stated that between April 2017 and November 2017 Bhardwaj created his own cryptocurrency, M-Cap, which is being traded as of now on cryptocurrency exchanges such as CCEX. Since the mining output of Bitcoins fell drastically, as a gesture of goodwill towards the purchasers, he was ready to bear a loss on an individual level. It was also stated by the accused that the business could not sustain owing to the increasing difficulty of bitcoin mining and was hence compelled to wrap it up. Explaining his side, Bhardwaj states that although he has been granted bail by the Delhi and Kolkata courts, he is still not getting a fair opportunity to defend himself. As there are cases registered against him in other cities too, he now wants to club the cases to be able to co-ordinate with all the investigative agencies at once. Amit Bhardwaj has also sought bail on the lines of medical ailment as he had undergone a renal transplant in 2017 and is an HCV positive patient who requires frequent intake of life saving drugs. Speaking to Pune Mirror, advocate Ameya Dange, who is representing the complainants, said, “Investors are suffering for almost a year as they are paying the EMIs for the loans they had taken to invest in this scheme. He has made all the first informants as a party in the writ petition and the SC has asked the respondents to file their replies. In this case, the investors will have to suffer mentally and financially again.” The next hearing of the petition has been scheduled on February 6, 2019. One of the accused had filed a case too Pankaj Adlakha, an accused in the Bitcoin case, has filed a bail application at the Pune sessions court and claimed that he himself had filed a cheating case against Bhardwaj and his brothers prior to the FIRs against him. Meanwhile, Pune police have claimed that they have uncovered some suspicious emails and statements of two individuals who said Pankaj had provoked them to purchase Bitcoin and invest in Bhardwaj’s company. Speaking to Pune Mirror, defence lawyer Manas Thakor said, “Police have failed to attach such emails and the statements of the two investors in the charge-sheet. While taking transit remand from the Delhi court, Pune police have mentioned the same reasons but failed to submit proof. Also, Pankaj’s name has not been mentioned in the FIRs registered at Nigdi and Dattawadi police stations. Pankaj never visited Pune and he himself is a victim as he had invested Rs 5 lakh in Bhardwaj’s company and has not received any returns. He has now filed a complaint with the Delhi crime branch.”
2019-01-21Cops clueless on people who bought weapons from BJP functionary - Mumbai Mirror
Cops clueless on people who bought weapons from BJP functionary Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 06:00 IST 170 weapons were seized from Dhananjay Kulkarni’s gift shop on January 14. Even six days after his arrest, the Thane Crime Branch is clueless about the people who bought weapons from Dhananjay Kulkarni, who was arrested after 170 illegal weapons were seized from his gift shop in Dombivali. Kulkarni, Dombivali city vicepresident of Bharatiya Janata Party, was arrested on Janunary 14. The Crime Branch secured custody of Kulkarni only on Saturday. He was in judicial custody since January 15. Kulkarni is being interrogated by Unit 3 of the Crime Branch to ascertain the motive for storing such a huge cache of arms in his gift shop Tapasya House of Fashion in Mahaveer Nagar, Manpada. According to the Crime Branch, Kulkarni illegally sold weapons such swords, daggers, air-guns, button knives, choppers, axes, knuckle dusters, sickles and machetes from the shop. “He said during the questioning that he was selling these items for political rallies and for use in fancy dress competitions. However, these are not the prop items. These are real weapons and it’s a crime to possess these without a proper licence,’’ said a police officer, probing the case. “We are trying to identify the people who bought weapons from him in the past and who were the people who used to frequent the shop. We are trying to track down the earlier transactions he had done so that it can be ascertained if the weapons sold from his shops were used for any criminal activity,’’ the officer said. The police got a tip-off about the Kulkarni’s shop from two robbers who were caught with a countrymade pistol. After a raid, the police found the cache of weapons hidden in the racks of clothes behind the counter and in the storage space in the shop. The weapons were kept at different places in the shop. The police say that he is the vice president of Dombivali unit of the BJP, but the party claims that he doesn’t hold any official post. According to the neighbouring shopkeepers of the area, Kulkarni has been the owner of the shop for the past 25 years, he rarely spoke to anyone in the vicinity. He would open the shop late and would close it late in the night – sometimes after midnight. “He was well- known in the area as a BJP and RSS worker and also had a clout in the party. We never suspected anything like this, but yes there were two swords like a fancy item were kept for the display. Though the shop, as its name suggests, sells fashion and gift accessories, he had everything there from ice-cream to mobile re-charge facility,’’ said a shopkeeper, who did not wish to be identified. The Tapasya shop is in the same building where the local MNS corporator, Sudesh Chudnaik, has an office. Chudnaik, however, said he was not aware of Kulkarni’s dealings. “He never interacted with us and would just smile or wave when he used to see me,’’ Chudnaik said. “Kulkarni is unmarried and used to stay in Tilak Nagar area. His parents passed away around four years ago. He was in a financial crisis and it is possible that he must have started selling these weapons to get more money,’’ the police officer said. The police probe found that a few of the weapons were procured from Crawford market and from Punjab and Rajasthan. “The government is pressurising the police to draw curtains on the case. The case needs to be investigated thoroughly. All these weapons are foreign made, and it needs to be investigated whether they were smuggled and for what reason they were being stored ahead of the elections,’’ NCP leader Nawab Malik alleged.
2019-01-21Maharashtra: Massive Fire Erupts in Sri Ma Vidyalaya's Computer Lab in Thane - India.com News
Fire Engulfs Computer Lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya in Thane; Rescue Ops Underway Published: January 21, 2019 1:05 PM IST Thane: A fire broke out in the computer lab of Sri Ma Vidyalaya in Hiranandani Estate of Patlipada in Thane district on Monday, said news agency ANI. Evacuation measures are underway to rescue the staffs and students in the building after news of the fire on the ground floor came to notice. Members of the Regional Disaster Management cell (RDMC), the fire brigade team and police officers reached the spot to douse the flame. In a similar incident on December 31, 2018, a dyeing unit was gutted by fire in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. On December 28, 2018, five persons, including four senior citizens, were killed in a major blaze that broke out at a high-rise in Tilak Nagar area of Mumbai’s Chembur. On the same day, a fire broke out in a warehouse in Thane district of Maharashtra during wee hours on Friday. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to carry out the firefighting operations. No casualties have been reported in the incident that took place in Bhiwandi. On October 6, 2018, six persons were injured in a fire at Sanskar Classes opposite Yes Bank at Thane’s Indira Nagar. The flames erupted following a CNG gas cylinder explosion. All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
2019-01-21Mumbai: Dressed as guests, duo steal at wedding | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Dressed as guests, duo steal at wedding January 21, 2019 8:58 am Bhayandar: While attending marriage ceremonies, the hosts have a reason to remain more cautious while dealing with any extra-friendly but unknown guest, for she or he might be a smartly dressed thief in disguise waiting for the right opportunity to strike. Sleuths of the Thane (rural) police are on the lookout of a gang of thieves who targeted people at wedding and reception ceremonies in and around the region. The gang had recently struck at a swanky banquet hall in Mira Road and decamped with the hand bag belonging to the groom’s mother containing cash and valuables worth more than Rs 93,000. The entire sequence of events which has been captured by the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras clearly shows two stylishly dressed men who immediately after elegantly walking into the venue get busy in identifying close relatives of the bride and groom in possession of the cash and jewellery bag. A moment of distraction was all that was necessary for the duo who seem to be well-versed in etiquettes required to fit in at high-profile gatherings to swoop down on the bag, pick it up and walk out of the hall to a car waiting outside. The registration number of the car in which the duo zoomed away is not visible, however, we are scanning footages procured from CCTVs on the possible getaway routes to identify the vehicle and get other possible clues,” said an investigating officer. Following a complaint by the groom’s family, the Kashimira police have registered a case under sections 379 of the IPC against unidentified people. However, similar cases during wedding seasons in the past have remained undetected, sources said.
2019-01-21Karate trainer gets five years for molesting minor | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Karate trainer gets five years for molesting minor 22nd January, 2019 THANE: A 40-year-old Kung-fu karate instructor found guilty of molesting his 7-year-old girl student was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a sessions court in Thane.The convict, Bhuvan Saru, was convicted by the special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences judge S A Sinha. Prosecution's advocate Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that it was between April and May 2018 that the victim was attending training classes in Bhayander when Sarumolested her often.Fed up by of the harassment, the child complained to her parents who lodged a police complaint.
2019-01-21Coming up, rain in Vidarbha, Marathwada after long dry spell - Skymet Weather
Coming up, rain in Vidarbha, Marathwada after long dry spell 21 January 2019 , 04:44 PM The state of Maharashtra has been experiencing dry weather since last many days. At present, the day temperatures are above normal over Vidarbha, however minimums are below normal over most parts. At present, Nagpur is observing the lowest minimums where today temperatures were recorded at 8.1°C which is below normal by a total of 6 degrees. We can say that isolated pockets are still under Cold Wave conditions. We do not expect these weather conditions to remain for long as warm and humid south-easterly winds have already commenced over Maharashtra, therefore minimums are set to increase over most parts of the state. Weather is expected to remain dry further as well in Marathwada and Vidarbha region until January 24. Thereafter, a Confluence Zone will develop over Central India. The winds from Arabian Sea as well as from Bay of Bengal will merge over Vidarbha and adjoining areas. We expect scattered rain and thundershower activities over Vidarbha and parts of Marathwada on January 25. Places like that of Gondia, Chandrapur, Vardha, Nanded, Osmanabad, Jalna, Parbhani might see rains at this time. These on and off thundershower activities will continue until January 27. Also, there are prominent chances of hailstorm over parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada during this time. Weather is expected to clear up by January 28. Maximum temperatures are expected to fall over Vidarbha and Marathwada during this time. No major change however is expected over rest of the places. Apart from this, tomorrow as well the combined affect of Confluence Zone and a trough in the upper levels might cause isolated thunderstorm along with very light rains over Mumbai, Dahnu and Thane area.
2019-01-21Accident stalls traffic for 2 hours on Mumbai-Nashik Highway - The Hindu
Accident stalls traffic for 2 hours on Mumbai-Nashik Highway UPDATED: JANUARY 22, 2019 00:10 IST Traffic was stalled for two hours on Mumbai-Nashik Highway on Monday after a truck crashed into a boulder and overturned at 5.30 a.m. near Ranjnoli Naka. Motorists alerted the police control room and the information was relayed to the Thane police, which rushed personnel to the spot. The Thane police said the truck was transporting white sand from Thane to an industrial unit in Nashik. The road covered with sand was cordoned off as it was slippery and unsafe for driving. Vehicles diverted Amit Kale, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane Traffic Police, said, “It took two hours to clear the road. We first removed the truck and then arranged for JCB machines to scoop the sand. All vehicles were diverted through alternate routes such as Mankoli, Kharegaon and Pipeline Road.” Personnel from the Kongaon police station, in whose jurisdiction the accident took place, and nearby police stations assisted the traffic police in crowd management and maintaining law and order. Senior police inspector R.T. Katkar of the Kongaon police station said, “Inquiries indicate that the driver erred while negotiating a turn and rammed into a boulder. The driver escaped with minor injuries.” The police said the driver would be booked for endangering life due to rash and negligent driving under the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. Police officers said that he has been subjected to medical tests to check if he was driving under the influence of alcohol. Meanwhile, the police had to dispel the fears of residents and motorists after rumours spread on WhatsApp that the truck was carrying dangerous chemicals.
2019-01-21Man booked for duping job aspirants of Rs 23.7 lakh in Thane - Troy Business News
Man booked for duping job aspirants of Rs 23.7 lakh in Thane January 21, 2019 THANE: A 40-year-old man has been booked for allegedly duping 12 people of Rs 23.7 lakh on the pretext of providing them jobs here in Maharashtra, police said Thursday. The accused, identified as Naresh alias , told a woman job aspirant residing in his neighbourhood in the here that he was working in the state secretariat and promised that he could arrange a job for her, Thane police spokesperson said. For this, he demanded Rs 2.1 lakh from the woman, who claimed to have paid it in instalments, she said. The woman later informed about the to some other job aspirants, who also approached the accused and paid him money, the official said. The accused collected Rs 23.7 lakh from around 12 people on the false promise, Narkar said, adding that he later told the victims that he had got transferred to the district collectorate. However, when the victims did not get jobs and approached the collectorate to enquire about him, they were informed by authorities that no such person was employed there, Narkar said. The woman victim subsequently filed a complaint at the on Wednesday evening. A case was registered and a probe was on, Narkar said, adding that no arrest was made so far.
2019-01-21Railways seeks 2,000 more home guards as crimes increase on Mumbai trains - Hindustan Times
Railways seeks 2,000 more home guards as crimes increase on Mumbai trains After 2018 sees twice as many robberies than 2017, officials look to add to 800 existing personnel to help RPF, GRP Updated: Jan 22, 2019 18:49 IST With the number of train robberies having more than doubled in 2018, the Mumbai Suburban Railways has asked for at least 2,000 more Home Guards to help improve security in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts. If the proposal is approved by the state, as is expected, recruitment will begin in February. At present, the Railway Police Force (RPF) is assisted by 800 Home Guards who are stationed at railway stations and help keep a watch on ladies compartments at night. According to the GRP, the number of robberies and thefts increased from 2017 to 2018, especially during the day. Serious crimes have also increased by 66.86% since 2017. Officers say this is proportional to the growing number of people on railway premises between the rush periods of 8am to 10am and 6pm to 9 pm. In 2018, the number of robbery cases jumped to 871 compared to 432 in 2017. The RPF has 5,500 officers the number of Government Railway Police (GRP) officers has remained stagnant at 3,700 since 1982. With the 800 Home Guards, these officers are in charge of the security in 138 railway stations in Mumbai. According to the reply given by the GRP to a right-to-information query, the requirement of personnel in 2017 was 7,148 personnel. Officially, however, the number of sanctioned vacancies in the GRP is 3,347. According to director general of police, deputy commandant of Home Guards and deputy director, Civil Defence, Sanjay Pandey, filling vacancies is the need of the hour. We have vacancies of 3,165 personnel in Mumbai, 1,767 personnel in Thane and 317 in Raigad at present, said Pandey.
2019-01-21Fire damages Thane cafe, none injured - Troy Business News
Fire damages Thane cafe, none injured January 21, 2019 THANE: A prominent cafe outlet at Hariniwas circle in Thane (W) suffered major damages after a fire broke out in the premises early on Friday. Luckily, there was no one inside the premises when the incident occured. According to the Thane fire brigade, the blaze was reportedly triggered by a shortcircuit around 8 am which later spread to the unit and caused notable damage. The outlet was yet to be opened for business when the incident is reported to have occured, officials said. The RDMC fire brigade from two fire stations in the city were alerted that rushed to the spot with two fire engines and a rescue vehicle. While the premises is known to have suffered the damage, there were no casualties or injuries, the RDMC Thane officials said.
2019-01-21Martial Arts Teacher Who Molested 7-Year-Old Student Jailed For 5 Years - NDTV News
Martial Arts Teacher Who Molested 7-Year-Old Student Jailed For 5 Years Updated: January 21, 2019 17:52 IST A martial arts instructor was sentenced to five years in jail by a court in Thane in Maharashtra for molesting one of his minor students. Special POCSO judge S A Sinha, in her order recently, also fined Bhuvan Saru (40) a sum of Rs 10,000. Additional Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar said Saru had molested the seven-year-old girl several times between April and May last year. The victim used to attend the accused's kung-fu classes in Naya Nagar in Bhayander in Thane, the Mr Moholkar said.
2019-01-21Thane: 14-year-old boy drowns in river, panicked friends flee from spot - Free Press Journal
Thane: 14-year-old boy drowns in river, panicked friends flee from spot January 21, 2019 11:49 am On Saturday afternoon, a 14-year-old boy was drowned in Bhatsa river near Vashind village, Thane. According to Hindustan Times, the incident took place when the boy was swimming with his classmates after school. The Titwala police recovered the boy's body on Sunday after his parents lodged a complaint at the police station. The police have said that the boy entered the river at around 12 pm with his friends for swimming. But when he drowned, his classmates panicked and fled from the spot. As the boy did not return home, his parents filed a police complaint and cops started searching for him. During the search, the cops came across a body at the river which matched the description of the missing boy. The cops then called the boy's parents to identify. The family identified the dead body. The cops have registered a case of accidental death and are currently investigating the matter.
2019-01-20Tempo spins out of control, two boys taking school bus hurt - Times of India
Tempo spins out of control, two boys taking school bus hurt Jan 20, 2019, 02:26 IST THANE: Two school students were injured after a tempo lost control and hit a car before ramming into their school bus and hitting the boys on Saturday morning. The injured children—Ved Kate and Kanak Joshi, both aged 11 and class VII students—sustained minor injuries. The police said that the accused, who is a minor, fled the scene but was traced later. Around 10 am, the two boys were heading towards the bus after school when the tempo came at a high speed and hit a car parked by the road. The car in turn rammed into the rear of the school bus, said a police officer. The two schoolboys who sustained minor injuries were rushed to a hospital, said an officer from Rabodi police station. On the basis of the registration document, the owner of the tempo was traced, eventually leading the police to the 17-year-old who was at the wheel of the tempo, the police said. “The tempo owner told us that he was not at the wheel, but it was his younger brother who was driving in the morning and was involved in the incident,” said an officer. As the accused is a minor, he was not detained according to guidelines laid in the Juvenile Justice Act, but he has been issued a notice and accordingly the accused has been summoned to the police station on Monday. A case has been registered at Rabodi police station.
2019-01-201500 take to streets against power privatisation in Thane | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
1,500 take to streets against power privatisation in Thane 20th January, 2019 People took to streets in spite Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde's assurance to withhold the contract awarded to Torrent Power for power distribution in these areas. On January 19, over 1500 residents of Mumbra-Kalwa-Kharegaon-Shil took out a morcha to Thane district collector's office protesting against privatisation of power distribution in their area. BEHIND THE RAGE Earlier this month, Torrent Power was appointed by MSEDCL as electricity distribution franchisee for three sub-divisions under Thane Earlier this month, Torrent Power was appointed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) as electricity distribution franchisee for three sub-divisions under Thane. Moreover, it was power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule's decision to award the contract, not Shinde's.
2019-01-20Thane: Angry over scolding, girl 'kills' neighbour's 2-year-old baby - Times of India
Thane: Angry over scolding, girl 'kills' neighbour's 2-year-old baby Jan 20, 2019, 19:07 IST THANE: A girl studying in Class 10 was detained by Murbad police in the district on Sunday for allegedly strangulating a neighbour's two-year-old baby. The incident took place at Tulai village, said inspector Ajay Vasave of the local police. Manishka (2) went missing while playing near her house on Saturday evening following which local people alongwith the police launched a search in the area, he said. Suspecting that the 16-year-old girl who lived nearby might be involved in the child's disappearance, the police searched her house sometime after midnight and found the child's body concealed in the house, he said. The two-year-old girl had been apparently strangulated though the autopsy report was not yet available, the inspector said. The accused was scolded by the victim's mother a few days ago and the girl wanted to take revenge which allegedly led her to commit the crime, he said. A case of murder under IPC section 302 has been registered.
2019-01-20Fake pharmacy certificate racket busted in Thane - Mumbai Mirror
Fake pharmacy certificate racket busted in Thane Updated: Jan 20, 2019, 06:15 IST The Thane crime branch has busted a fake pharmacy certificates racket operating from a college in the district's Dhokali area. According to the police, the chairman of the college, Dr Purshottam Tahilramani, allegedly helped pharmacists procure fake HSC and DPharma certificates which are mandatory to operate medical stores and even assisted them in registering their licences at the Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council. According to the crime branch, the police first received a complaint from one Deepankar Ghosh about a racket of untrained pharmacists. Working on this tip-off, they interrogated some of them and found their science-stream HSC certificates to be fake. The accused led the investigators to Tahilramani, who is a resident of Mulund and chairman of Deep Paramedical Organisation, Kolshet Road. According to the police, Tahilramani runs a big college offering courses like BPharma, DPharma, Nursing and Medical Laboratory. Investigations have revealed that he approached students who had cleared HSC and offered them specialised science-stream certificates from either Maharashtra or Uttar Pradesh. He later offered them fake DPharma certificates so they could start their own medical stores, a police official said. He added that he also helped illegal pharmacists register their licences with the Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council.
2019-01-20Increasing vehicles, inadequate infrastructure and manpower! Traffic congestion in Thane claims another life - Times Now
Increasing vehicles, inadequate infrastructure and manpower! Traffic congestion in Thane claims another life Updated Jan 20, 2019 | 14:55 IST | Mumbai: Twin cities Kalyan and Dombivli have been facing issues in providing proper infrastructure to the increased number of vehicles. A question on the poor state of affairs was recently raised when a bus driver, Vasant Shingote died after not being able to reach the hospital due to traffic congestion. The 50-year-old, Vasant Shingote who was employed with the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT) as a bus driver passed away because of the delay caused in reaching the hospital due to stagnant traffic movement. A rather challenging development, the number of vehicles has been increasing every year by 50,000 to a lakh since the year 2010, and poor infrastructure in the cities has proved to be incapable of managing the same. A report by the Kalyan Regional Transport Authority (RTO) suggested that the number of vehicles in the two cities has increased from 5.43 lakh to around 9 lakh in five years. Despite the notable increase, no traffic lights were installed and no additional manpower was appointed to ensure efficient management of traffic. A KDMC official told the Hindustan Times that traffic signals could not be installed owing to a lack of response from maintenance companies. Reportedly, the traffic police department blamed the KDMC for poor management. Assistant Commissioner of traffic police, Ulhasnagar, stated that the KDMC was supposed to install traffic signals and that even after writing to them quite a few times, there was no response from their side. According to HT, there are 260 traffic personnel manning around 9 lakh vehicles in Kalyan and Dombivli, leaving a requirement of up to 200 more men in order to ensure efficient management. On speaking to the regular commuters, it was also discovered that since August 2018, the traffic on the Kalyan-Shilplata route has deteriorated. Citizens have also stated that the twin cities need proper infrastructure in order to ensure smooth traffic movement. Wider roads, more manpower and attention to the issue needs to be given by the concerned authorities so that they can evenly balance the increase in vehicles.
2019-01-20Thane: Biodiversity centre home to birds, mangroves - The Indian Express
Thane: Biodiversity centre home to birds, mangroves Published: January 20, 2019 8:51:32 am The leafy and quiet centre for marine diversity built in Airoli, at the edge of the Thane creek, may seem like an unlikely place to be fun and educative, but visitors to Coastal and Marine Biodiversity (CMCB) centre have a multi-sensory experience to look forward to. Advertising The 7,000-sq ft construction provides information to visitors in unique ways. For instance, visitors not interested in reading about birds and mammals can hear what a bird sounds like while singing to attract a mate. The centre has recorded sounds of kingfishers, flamingos, frogs, whistling ducks — all from the Thane creek and also of dolphins and whales. Visitors can also watch a turtle lay an egg or smell mangroves. They can also watch night creatures of the mangroves, including dog-faced water snakes and night herons hunting for prey. Or they can see what crabs, birds, flamingos and fish look like from different angles. All this can be experienced through multi-sensory and mechanical exhibits at the centre. The facility has a selfie point with stuffed turtles, duck and flamingos and a large wall, where visitors can compare their height with different turtles. Over 600 marine species as well as information on marine ecology are on display at the centre. Opened in 2017, the CMCB is a state-of-the-art facility, making it the country’s third marine interpretation centre and the only one in Maharashtra. The 44-ft carcass of a blue whale has been a great crowd puller. The carcass was washed ashore at Kegaon beach near Uran in Navi Mumbai last year. The skeletal remains will be displayed at the marine mammal museum, currently under construction. Additional features include a mangrove trail walk, education centre, crab farming, ornamental fish farming, and a spot to photograph birds, said Mayur Bothe, Range Forest Officer from the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary. The Mangrove Cell has been operating two boats — one 24-seater and a seven-seater — since February 1 from its centre. The boat ride takes the visitors through the thick mangrove cover, towards Diva and Vashi. The 26-km Thane creek is the largest in Asia and a haven for over 200 bird species, and 13 types of crabs. Bothe said, “On an average, we are getting 3,000 visitors per month. Since the boat ride is scheduled as per tides, each month there are 27 to 30 rides in all.”
2019-01-20Thane: BJP leader held for possessing 170 weapons remanded in police custody - The Indian Express
Thane: BJP leader held for possessing 170 weapons remanded in police custody Published: January 20, 2019 7:45:27 am Dombivalli BJP unit vice-president Dhananjay Kulkarni, who was arrested after the police found 170 weapons, including airguns, pistols, choppers, knives and swords, stashed away in his shop, was on Saturday remanded in police custody till January 22. Local state leaders, however, have denied that Kulkarni holds any post in the BJP. Advertising Kulkarni (49), who had been sent to the Aadharwadi jail a day after he was arrested on Tuesday, was handed over to the Thane Police Crime Branch Unit III. “We had appealed before the sessions court for his custody. We need to interrogate him to conduct our investigation,” said Sanju John, Senior Inspector of unit III. Officers had on Tuesday raided a ground floor store owned by Kulkarni at Arihant building on Manpada Road in Dombivali and found out the stash of weapons, police said. “We had information that he possessed and was selling the weapons illegally,” John said. Senior officers said Kulkarni is to be interrogated about the source of the weapons. “We had managed to ask him a few questions during the raid. He might have sourced the weapons from Crawford market and from out of the state. We need to identify where he got the weapons from and to who he was selling. The interrogation will also lead us to understand why he was trading in weapons illegally,” said a senior officer. While the police seized 170 weapons from Kulkarni’s shop, political pressure on the ruling BJP had mounted after the NCP and Congress accused it of trying to spread violence before the Lok Sabha polls. A Congress spokesperson had demanded that all BJP workers’ households must be raided and checked.
2019-01-201,500 take to streets against power privatisation in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
1,500 take to streets against power privatisation in Thane Updated: Jan 20, 2019, 06:40 AM IST On January 19, over 1500 residents of Mumbra-Kalwa-Kharegaon-Shil took out a morcha to Thane district collector's office protesting against privatisation of power distribution in their area. A bandh, supported by Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress, Dharmarajpaksha, was also observed. People took to streets in spite Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde's assurance to withhold the contract awarded to Torrent Power for power distribution in these areas. Earlier this month, Torrent Power was appointed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) as electricity distribution franchisee for three sub-divisions under Thane. The company was about to start its operations from January 26 this year. "We will not let Torrent open its office or function in our area," said Umesh Patil, Shiv Sena corporator from Kalwa-Kharegaon. This was a quite surprising move as guardian minister Eknath Shinde from Sena had assured on Friday evening to withhold the contract awarded to Torrent power. Speaking about Eknath Shinde's assurance to withhold the contract awarded to Torrent, senior NCP leader Anand Paranjape said, "It was just a verbal assurance. There was no formal or written communication from the minister. Moreover, it was power minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule's decision to award the contract, not Shinde's. We cannot trust last-minute assurances." Interestingly, the proposal not opposed by NCP or Sena in the assembly. MSEDCL took the decision since it suffers huge loss of in Thane district. BEHIND THE RAGE Earlier this month, Torrent Power was appointed by MSEDCL as electricity distribution franchisee for three sub-divisions under Thane
2019-01-20To Avenge Scolding, Thane Teen Allegedly Kills 2-Year-Old Girl - NDTV News
To Avenge Scolding, Thane Teen Allegedly Kills 2-Year-Old Girl Updated: January 21, 2019 07:03 IST Thane: A girl studying in Class 10 was detained by Murbad police in the Maharashtra district on Sunday for allegedly strangulating neighbour's two-year-old baby. The incident took place at Tulai village, a police officer said. The 2-year-old girl went missing while playing near her house on Saturday evening following which local people along with the police launched a search in the area, he said. Suspecting that the 16-year-old girl who lived nearby might be involved in the child's disappearance, the police searched her house sometime after midnight and found the child's body concealed in the house, he said. The two-year-old girl had been apparently strangulated though the autopsy report was not yet available, the officer added. The accused was scolded by the victim's mother a few days ago and the girl wanted to take revenge which allegedly led her to commit the crime, he said. A case of murder under IPC section 302 has been registered.
2019-01-19Thane: Dialysis patient dies, her liver saves a life - Times of India
Thane: Dialysis patient dies, her liver saves a life Updated: Jan 19, 2019, 05:54 IST MUMBAI: Thane resident Asha Bhalerao's (62) family had seen her six-year-long struggle to live with kidney failure all too closely. So, when she started slipping away on Tuesday after suffering an intracranial bleed a day before, they knew exactly what to do. Bhalerao's family donated her liver to save the life of a 69-year-old woman, who had been waiting for an organ for nearly a year and had registered in several centres across the state. After Bhalerao was declared brain dead on Thursday, they donated her skin and corneas too. The donation at Thane's Jupiter Hospital marked the city's fourth cadaver donation of the year. The family believes she would have approved of the donation. "She lived the pain herself for every single day. She hoped to get an organ but didn't live to undergo that transplant. Organ donation not just saves the life of a recipient but of everyone around the patient, who too are sufferers in many ways," said her sister Meena Wagh. She said they also donated her organs in the hope she stays alive in someone else. The mother of two sons, Bhalerao, is suspected to have suffered an intracranial bleed on Monday soon after returning home from her dialysis that she needed thrice a week. "On Monday evening, she complained of uneasiness and had several bouts of vomiting. She had a cup of tea but that didn't make her feel better," she said. When she couldn't stand on her feet, the family rushed her to Jupiter Hospital, where she had been undergoing dialysis since 2013. Bhalerao's blood pressure had shot up and a CT scan showed she was bleeding in her brain. The very next day doctors at the hospital had informed the family that she could suffer brain death. Wagh, who is associated with Sushrusha Hospital in Dadar, said she started discussing the possibility of organ donation with her husband and son. "We were all willing to donate her organs, but we also hoped for a miracle, so we didn't allow doctors to start the brain death certification till Thursday," she said. Jupiter's transplant coordinator Aniruddha Kulkarni said that the family was self-motivated and had even consented to donate her heart, but it couldn't be transplanted. "The sad reality is that patients have to wait anywhere between 5-7 years to get a cadaver kidney which proves to be too long for many," he said. Bhalerao also didn't find a match in her family to undergo a live transplant. In 2018, less than 100 patients out of over 3500 waiting for a kidney could undergo an organ transplant, while over 700 new patients were added to the waitlist. Cadaver organ donations dropped by nearly 20% in the city. Almost all donations came from private hospitals. Overall, merely 3% of the 4100-odd patient waiting for organs got one.
2019-01-19Kidnapped 10 year old from Thane rescued by cops in three days - Mid-Day
Kidnapped 10-year-old from Thane rescued by cops in three days Jan 19, 2019, 20:15 IST A 10-year-old boy from Thane's Wagle Estate was kidnapped by a TV repairman from the same area, who demanded a ransom of R3 lakh. The Shrinagar and Wagle Estate police, however, cracked the case within three days and arrested the kidnapper before safely handing over the boy to his parents. The boy was found from an isolated house in Bhiwandi. On January 13, the Shrinagar police received a missing person report of Krish Jaiswal. When Krish did not return from school, his father, Yogendra Kumar Jaiswal, who owns a small shop and also works as a passport agent, started searching for him everywhere. When he could not find him, he registered a complaint at the police station. A police team, too, started their search but could not find any CCTV footage about the boy. Wagle Estate Senior Police Inspector Akbar Pathan said, "On January 16 and 17, the boy's father got a call from an unknown number demanding R3 lakh for the boy's safe return. Then a handwritten note was found near the boy's house which mentioned that the money was to be handed over to the TV repairman Kalpnath Chauhan who was to drop it off near Dadar railway station. We gave Chauhan the money and he started his journey to Dadar." Avinash Ambure, DCP zone 5, said, "We had our suspicions about Chauhan, so I told the police team to follow him. Another team was posted at Dadar station. Chauhan went towards Ghodbunder Road in an auto, but there he took a right towards Bhiwandi. In Bhiwandi, he went into a small house situated in an isolated place. Our team immediately followed him into the house and found the boy. They also arrested Chauhan." Police said, during investigation, Chauhan said he wanted money to pay off a loan and had heard that the boy's father had recently earned some profit in his business.
2019-01-19Two school boys injured in accident in Thane - The Hindu
Two school boys injured in accident in Thane UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2019 23:17 IST Two school students were injured in an accident in Thane on Friday morning. The Rabodi police have registered an offence in connection with the incident. The Rabodi police said the incident occured around 10 a.m., when Ved Kate and Kanak Joshi, both 11 years old, were walking to their school bus after school. The boys are Class VII students of Saraswati Vidyalaya in Thane. “A tempo going towards Saket at high speed hit a WagonR in front of it. The WagonR, as a result, lost control and careened towards the two boys, knocking them down,” senior police inspector Ramrao Somvanshi, Rabodi police station said. The boys sustained multiple injuries due to the collision, and within minutes, eye witnesses gathered around the two vehicles, Mr. Somvanshi said. The tempo driver, despite attempts by local residents to restrain him, managed to flee. Meanwhile, the boys were rushed to nearby private hospitals, where they are currently under treatment. “The boys have not sustained any serious injuries and they are out of danger. Using the registration documents found in the tempo, we have detained the owner. However, he has claimed that his younger brother was driving at the time of the accident,” Mr. Somvanshi said. The younger brother was traced and brought to the police station. However, he is a minor and can’t be arrested nor detained after sundown. Hence, he has been issued a notice and asked to come back on Monday, he said. The police have registered an FIR of causing injury and endangering life due to rash and negligent driving under the Indian Penal Code along with sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. They are conducting further inquiries.
2019-01-192 held for illegal firearm trades, weapons seized - Business Standard
2 held for illegal firearm trades, weapons seized Last Updated at January 19, 2019 17:00 IST Two persons from Thane who were allegedly involved in illegal trade of firearms were arrested by the Special Operations Team of the Rachakonda police on Thursday. Two pistols, two live rounds (7.65 and 7.62) and two mobile phones were seized from them. The accused have been identified as Datthu and Shyam Sunder. Datthu, who is a resident of Bhiwandi's Thane, has reportedly been a part of illegal fire arms business and has contacts with illegal firearms traders in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Further investigation is underway.
2019-01-19Maharashtra government firm on dance bar ban despite SC order | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Maharashtra government firm on dance bar ban despite SC order 19th January, 2019 MUMBAI: Unfazed by the Supreme Court rap, the BJP-led state government is firm it won't allow dance bars to operate in the state. Hence, the government won't allow dance bars to revive. "Even if a single dance bar reopens, it will prove to be a failure of the BJP-led government and could be a threat for the elections. It may file a review petition in the SC, but is more likely to move a new bill to thwart dance bars in the budget session in July. If need be, we will bring an ordinance and ensure that dance bars do not open again," finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told TOI .
2019-01-19Virar: Vehicles seized by cops gutted in fire | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Virar: Vehicles seized by cops gutted in fire 19th January, 2019 PALGHAR: A fire destroyed more than 35 vehicles kept at a police chowkie in Virar town of the district on Thursday afternoon.Two-wheelers and four-wheelers seized for violation of various trffic rules were kept on a plot behind Kaner police chowkie. A nearby electricity transformer caught fire and the blaze spread to the vehicles, a police official said. Nobody was injured in the incident.
2019-01-19Kidnap drama flops as TV mechanic turns mediator - Times of India
Kidnap drama flops as TV mechanic turns mediator Updated: Jan 19, 2019, 10:39 IST THANE: Two brothers have been arrested for abducting a 10-year-old boy from Wagle Estate and demanding a ransom of Rs 3 lakh on January 13. The boy, finally traced to a house in Bhiwandi, was rescued on Thursday night and reunited with his parents. Police said Kalpanath Chouhan (53), a TV mechanic, and his brother, Sikandar (48), hatched the plot but it flopped as the former turned mediator for the deal, said deputy commissioner of police (zone V) Avinash Ambure. Police said the victim’s father, an agent who fills passport forms, and Kalpanath were from the same locality. After the kidnapping, the accused sent the family a note, called up his parents, and said Rs 3 lakh should be handed over to Kalpanath, Ambure added. The abductors told the TV mechanic to proceed to Dadar, where the money was to be given to some people in a car, which was to proceed to Pune, and only then would they find their child alive, Ambure said. Kalpanath hired an auto after he was handed over the cash but changed direction, unaware that police were following him, Ambure said. To divert his attention, police told the mother to ask where the child was, and the person replied that he was coming from Mira Road. Police followed Kalpanath as he diverted the auto towards Kapurbawdi and proceeded towards Bhiwandi. “The accused entered a house in Narpoli, handed over Rs 3 lakh, and took the child. Police swooped down, arrested the accused and rescued the child,” said Ambure. The person he handed over the cash to turned out to be his brother. “The child was not harmed as the accused were in need of money,” Ambure said. Police are trying to find out if others were involved.
2019-01-19Four dropouts running drug stores in Thane with fake degrees arrested - Times of India
Four dropouts running drug stores in Thane with fake degrees arrested Updated: Jan 20, 2019, 02:26 IST THANE: The crime branch of Thane police busted a racket involving sale of fake degrees and arrested five people. One of them is the director of a paramedical and pharmacy college in Thane who allegedly helped the other accused misuse forged degrees to secure licences to run medical shops. The accused, Dr Purshottam Tahilramani, heads the NETT paramedical college located on Kolshet Road, is the alleged kingpin of the racket, the police said. “This seems to the just the tip of an ice-berg and we suspect this racket is deep-rooted in parts of the state,” said an officer. The other accused who got fake pharmacy degrees are Arvind Bhat, Raju Yadav, Budharam Ajeniya and Balwantsingh Chouhan, said the police. Assistant inspector Sandeep Bagul had got a tip-off from an informer that four medical shops in Thane were being run by the accused who had got licences based on fake SSC, HSC and D Pharm or B Pharm degrees to get a licence to run the pharmacies and the accused had no working knowledge of medicines. “They secured degrees from the college run by Tahilramani by paying anything from a few thousands to several lakhs,” said Deepak Deoraj, deputy commissioner of police (crime). The police said that the accused have confessed that they secured the fake certificates from Tahilramani.“Yadav paid Rs 1.50 lakh to Tahilramani and secured HSC certificate and fake D-pharm degree of Sunrise University,” said an officer. After securing relevant set of fake documents of degrees, the four pharmacists applied to Maharasthra State Pharmacy Council and set up five medical shops in the city. Besides Sunrise University, the accused forged SSC and HSC certificates of Delhi, Maharashtra as well as Uttar Pradesh education boards. The degrees or certificates were verified with the boards concerned which were found to be fake after which the accused were rounded up and arrested, said Deoraj. The police said that many more people could be involved in the racket. A case has been registered at Kapurbawdi police station. The accused have been sent to police custody. An officer said that in the absence of a qualified pharmacist, there are chances that incorrect medicines are sold which can endanger lives of patients. “In this case, the accused are not at all qualified. They have not even passed SSC or HSC and still got a pharmacist degree,” said an officer.
2019-01-19Teen’s joyride ends up injuring 2 boys in Thane - Hindustan Times
Teen’s joyride ends up injuring 2 boys in Thane Accused had been asked to clean tempo by his brother, but had gone for a joyride instead Updated: Jan 19, 2019 23:58 IST Two minor boys, who were waiting to get inside their school bus on the way back home, sustained injuries when a joyride by a 14-year-old boy went awry at Rabodi on Saturday. Police said the accused had been asked to clean the tempo by his brother, but he took the vehicle for a joyride instead. The tempo driven by the boy dashed against a car, which in turn rammed into the two victims. The victims were identified as Kanak Joshi and Vaid Kate. Both are in Class 6 is and are 10 years old. They are out of danger. The incident took place outside the school the boy’s study in, Saraswati Vidayalaya High School and Junior College. While the 14-year-old accused is on the run, police have detained his brother. Rashmi Joshi, mother of Kanak, said, “My child has suffered an injury on his left hand and he is out of danger. The school teachers and staff have helped us.” Meera Korde, chairman of Saraswati School said, “The tempo was standing near the school. The accused pressed the ignition button and the tempo started moving and dashed into the car. The car moved towards the school bus, hurting the two children”. Senior police inspector from Rabodi police station, Ram Somvanshi said, “A case has been filed and the accused is on the run.”
2019-01-19Outstation and local trains to be hit by block | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Outstation and local trains to be hit by block 20th January, 2019 CR will cancel Sinhgad Express, Rajyarani Express, Panchvati Express and Deccan Queen Express. MUMBAI: Suburban and long-distance train services will be affected by an infrastructure upgrade block for the Parel terminus on Sunday. The block will be between Byculla and Matunga on the Thane-bound slow line between 9 am and 6 pm. "We will operate a traffic and power block for yard remodelling at Parel in connection with provision of terminal platform and provision of new route relay interlocking panel," a CR spokesman said. Suburban services will not be available at Chinchpokli and Currey Road and passengers will be allowed to travel via Parel.
2019-01-19Plan to speed up third Rajdhani with push and pull technology | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Plan to speed up third Rajdhani with push and pull technology 20th January, 2019 Another major advantage in having an engine at the rear is it will ensure the train can be pulled out of the station quickly. The Mumbai Central-New Delhi Rajdhani takes 15 hours, 50 minutes as it uses a shorter route, via Gujarat and Rajasthan, spanning 1,384 km. Goyal said that push-and-pull technology was being considered so that the train can cover the distance in around 16 hours. Foundation stones for two road over-bridges, near Juichandra station and CSTM were also laid. This means the platform will not be occupied for a long time.Meanwhile, monumental high-mast flags, each around 100 feet tall, were unveiled at CSMT, Mumbai Central and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, as per a decision in November 2018 to project “symbols of nationalism”. MUMBAI: The Railways will try to speed up the third Rajdhani between CSMT and Hazrat Nizamuddin by adopting push-and-pull technology, in which two engines are deployed, one at the front and the other at the rear.This Rajdhani, flagged off by Union railway minister Piyush Goyal at CSMT on Saturday, will take around 19 hours to cover over 1,535 km.
2019-01-19Age no bar: Neighbourhood kattas bind Thane residents together - Hindustan Times
Age no bar: Neighbourhood kattas bind Thane residents together Popular for being a cultural hub in the central suburbs, Thane has developed many kattas over seven over the years Updated: Jan 20, 2019 00:24 IST When 43-year-old amateur singer Nisha Panchal steps into an amphitheatre at Jijamata Garden in Thane's Bhaskar Colony, there is no stage fright. Her motivation is her audience comprising around 80 to 150 people. Her award is the applause she gets after her performance. She is part of Sangeet katta which meets every Wednesday and Friday. The atmosphere is filled with a positive vibe. When like-minded people come together, they bond as a community. We share our struggles and achievements and support each other in ups and downs, said Panchal. Members of Abhinay Katta join them to showcase their talent. We are expanding every year. We included a sangeet and Vachak katta too. It is a hub for budding talents and amateurs are given an opportunity to perform and improve. We conduct shows for them and this gives them exposure. Stalwarts in the entertainment field are also invited, said Kiran Nakati, 44, film director and the brain behind Abhinay Katta, which has churned out many talents in Marathi film and television industry. A similar initiative was the Gadkari katta that was started by actors, writers and a few others from the entertainment industry. Popular for being a cultural hub in the central suburbs, Thane has developed many kattas over seven over the years. Two middle-aged women started Atre Katta in 2000 after they took voluntary retirement from work. It was named after Acharya Atre, a well-known poet, writer, educationalist and political leader. Started with an aim to bring together retired senior citizens and to keep them occupied, some of the kattas have roped in youngsters, providing a platform to showcase talent. Our aim was to keep senior citizens involved in activities one day a week. We have a strict no- politics rule and we begin our session with a talent display or those who wish to express their opinions on a particular topic, said Sampada Wagle, 65, founder of Atre Katta. Every alternate week, the kata invites personalities to share their experience and talent. This gives us an opportunity to know about various skills and its challenges. We also focus on promoting Marathi. In the last two months, we have had youngsters showing interest in our katta. This gives us hope that it will continue, she said. A decade ago, Rajesh Jadhav started Brahmand katta for residents of Brahmand. Atre katta's popularity was such that everyone longed to be part of it. However, for those living in Brahmand, it was difficult to commute regularly. So, we started our own katta, said Jadhav, 45.Not only senior citizens but also youngsters have joined the katta. This is a great initiative. We stay away from television or gadgets on Sunday. I enjoy the sessions where they sing old songs and everyone gets to perform. There is no age barrier, said Geetha Venkatraman, a resident of Brahmand. The kattas stay away from politics, focusing completely on talent and culture. Last year, Abhinay Katta started Sangeet Katta and Vachak Katta. It is interesting to have a Vachak Katta closer home. With social media taking over, many do not give time for reading, said Aditi Shenoy, 27, a resident of Brahmand. Katta history Acharya Atre Katta Sanskrutik MandalStarted 18 years ago, it keeps senior citizens involved in activities and gives them an opportunity to showcase their skill and talent. They meet every Wednesday at Jijau Garden, Kopri. Abhinay katta Started in 2011, abhinay katta focuses on providing a platform to budding actors. They meet every Friday. Each individual plays an important role backstage and onstage. They have created sangeet and vachak kata. Special children interested in cultural arts are taught dance, music, anchoring and acting depending on their interest. Brahmand Katta Every Sunday for over a decade, residents of Brahmand katta meet and display their talent. They also conduct music sessions which get a huge response from young and old.
2019-01-19Bogus certificate racket busted in Thane, 5 held - The Hindu
Bogus certificate racket busted in Thane, 5 held UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2019 23:53 IST The Thane Police Crime Branch has arrested the chairman of a paramedical organisation in Thane for allegedly providing forged D. Pharm diploma certificates to people who wanted to start pharmacies. The police have also arrested four pharmacists from Thane and Bhiwandi who allegedly paid money to obtain the certificates. According to the police officials, inquiries were initiated into the matter after the Thane Crime Branch Unit I received a tip-off that several pharmacists in Thane were operating without proper qualifications. Acting on tip-off Acting on the information, Unit I officers picked up four pharmacists, Arvindkumar Bhat and Balwantsingh Chauhan from Thane and Raju Yadav and Budharam Ajoniya from Bhiwandi, for inquiries. A Unit I officer said, “Our inquiries revealed that the four suspects had not even cleared their Class X or Class XI exams and still managed to secure D. Pharm certificates. We verified this information by checking with the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Boards. We then made further inquiries about the source of the D. Pharm certificates. The four suspects revealed that they had obtained the certificates from a private organisation called Deep Paramedical Organisation.” The officer said that the inquiries also established that the pharmacists were running pharmacies without having received any training or education in pharmacy. The four pharmacists were arrested. Based on their interrogation, the police also arrested Purushottam Tahilramani, chairman of Deep Paramedical Organisation. The officer said, “We are still conducting inquiries to find out how long the organisation has been active and how many pharmacists in the Thane and nearby areas have obtained certificates from them. Prima facie inquiries indicate that Mr. Tahilramani would charge around ?1 lakh to ?1.5 lakh for the certificates.” The five arrested accused have been charged with cheating and forgery under the Indian Penal Code and further investigations into the racket are under way.
2019-01-19Thane: 2 arrested for 3 deaths at sewage plant - Times of India
Thane: 2 arrested for 3 deaths at sewage plant Jan 19, 2019, 06:02 IST MUMBAI: Two men, including the in-charge and supervisor of a contractual firm, were arrested for the death of three labourers at a civic sewage treatment plant at Mira Road on Wednesday. The sub-contractor of SPML Infra Ltd, that had bagged the five-year contract, Andwara Pathar, was booked under IPC section 304 (a) for causing death due to negligence. She has not been arrested yet. SPML in-charge for the plant at Shrusti Complex, Narendra Anthad, and supervisor, Prince Singh, were arrested on Thursday by Kashimira police. No Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation official has so far been booked for the deaths. Residents alleged that the presence of toxic gases in and around the plant was brought to the notice of civic officials but no action was taken. The complainant in the case is API Sarojana Mokalikar. Muzaffar Moulik (24), Rafique Mandal (50) and Moufijum Mandal (19), casual labourers from Indralok, Phase 6, Mira Road, died after allegedly inhaling toxic gas while cleaning a choked valve in the open chamber of the plant. Anthad, Singh and Pathar have been accused of negligence for making the untrained workers carry out a risky job without safety measures.
2019-01-1928-year-old man feels uneasy after lifting weight at gym, dies in Thane - Times of India
28-year-old man feels uneasy after lifting weight at gym, dies in Thane Jan 19, 2019, 05:37 IST THANE: A 28-year-old man died while working out at a gym in Vishnu Nagar, Thane, on Thursday evening. It was alleged that Pratik Pardeshi suffered a fatal heart attack. “Pardeshi’s friends in the gym said that after weightlifting, he started feeling uneasy. He was resting but started feeling breathless and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. He must have suffered a heart attack. Though he was an old member of the gym, he would not work out regular but he had a muscular body,” said C Jadhav, senior inspector at Naupada police station. The police said the family had not filed any complaints against anyone and hence, an accidental death report has been registered. The body was sent for an autopsy at Thane Civil Hospital; the report is expected on Saturday. Cardiologists said there have been cases of overexertion putting pressure on the heart. “Along with external fitness, internal strength should be increased and for that, one should not be in a haste. Heavy workouts could lead to clots and cause heart attacks. We get cases of people in the age group of 25-35 years suffering attacks due pressure on the heart,” said Dr Vijay Surase, interventional cardiologist, Jupiter Hospital, Thane. Gym instructors and trainers said warm-ups before workouts are necessary so that the body can take the strain. “Even if a person goes to the gym regularly, it is important to do warm-up excercises. If an individual directly starts the workout, it comes as a shock to the body. This can cause muscle injuries, sprains and, in serious cases, heart attacks,” said Durga Jena, co-owner of Machineless workout.
2019-01-19Virar: Vehicles seized by cops gutted in fire - Times of India
Virar: Vehicles seized by cops gutted in fire Jan 19, 2019, 22:23 IST PALGHAR: A fire destroyed more than 35 vehicles kept at a police chowkie in Virar town of the district on Thursday afternoon. Two-wheelers and four-wheelers seized for violation of various trffic rules were kept on a plot behind Kaner police chowkie. A nearby electricity transformer caught fire and the blaze spread to the vehicles, a police official said. Nobody was injured in the incident.
2019-01-19Mumbai girl credits orphanage for journey that ended in Poland - Mid-Day
Mumbai girl credits orphanage for journey that ended in Poland Jan 19, 2019, 18:44 IST Bhavana Jais, 28, enrolled by her mother at Thane orphanage as a 7-year-old, says caretakers gave her the wonderful life she now leads Life-changing! That's how Bhavana Jais's describes her time at Thane's Ma Niketan orphanage. Admitted there by her mother at the age of seven post her father's death, Jais went on to pursue an MBA, join a multi-national company, travel to Poland for work, and find the love of her life there. All this, thanks to the care and education she received at Ma Niketan, the 28-year-old says. "My sisters at Ma Niketan are the most important people in my life. They are the ones who never gave up on me and so many other girls. I owe my existence to them. It is because of Sister Kishori's upbringing that I am the person you see today. To my heritage, my world, and Sister Kishori, my words might fall short in expressing gratitude," said Jais. From Thane to Europe After her schooling at St John's, a confident Jais went to her mother's house as an 18-year-old. She then pursued her graduation in commerce from Mumbai University while working as a receptionist in a company. She saved all that money and completed her MBA in Finance at the Symbiosis Institute. She later pursued a course in Finance Reporting and got an opportunity to join Clariant in Poland. "Throughout my journey, my sister was always strong support for me. I was a very weak child but Ma Niketan's sisters always took care of my visits to the doctor, the medicines, and my studies. They were right beside me all the time. I still share all my worries and glories with them. They are my parents whom I owe all my success to," she said. Love in Poland While on a business trip, Jais met chef Andreas Schaufelberger, a Swiss national, a few years ago, and the two got engaged in a small ceremony in Dombivli on Thursday. Despite moving to a new country, the bride-to-be regularly visits children at Ma Niketan and helps them in every possible way, also inspiring them to live, learn, and love. 'Jais among lucky ones' Jais, however, is among the very few lucky ones, believes Dr Aman Borkar, a TISS professor studying the issues faced by orphans. "Most orphans do not have an identity. Beginning with the 'religion' column in our government forms, these children face many issues. Providing documents and securing jobs also becomes difficult for them. Also, most orphan homes are in a bad condition, while the number of orphans is going up steadily. There are very poor facilities for these children in most places. The support that Jais got is often not available for such children. If women who understand this can come and spend some time with them, it can give them a sense of belongingness. We must all think about this." 7 The age at which Jais was admitted into the orphanage
2019-01-19Mumbai: TV repairman and his brother arrested for kidnapping 10-year-old - Times Now
Mumbai: TV repairman and his brother arrested for kidnapping 10-year-old Updated Jan 19, 2019 | 16:55 IST Mumbai: A 10-year-old boy was rescued and reunited with his family after he went missing from outside his house in Thane on Sunday. The boy was kidnapped by two men who were arrested by the Thane police on Thursday. The boy was safely rescued and is now with his family. Two men, namely, Kalpnath Chouhan and Sikander kidnapped the 10-year-old while he was playing outside his residence in Thane. The prime accused, Kalpnath is a 53-year-old television repairman who was an acquaintance of the boy's father. Kalpnath drafted his plan in alliance with his brother, Sikander (48). Reportedly, Kalpnath kidnapped the child while he was playing outside his house in Thane and took him to a slum area in Bhiwandi while Sikander sought cover for him. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, proper food and shelter were not offered to the boy. It was also revealed that the prime accused, Kalpnath demanded a ransom worth Rs 3 lakh from Yogendra Kumar, the boy's father by handing him a letter instructing the same on Monday. Yogendra was asked to give the money at Dadar railway station. According to the plan, another man was to take the money from Kalpnath and the child was to be sent home after the accused reached Pune. A police officer from Thane also told HT how the kidnappers fell prey to the trap set out by them. They said that a policeman was asked to monitor Kalpnath. Therefore, when Kalpnath went to Majiwada instead of going to Dadar and eventually to Bhiwandi, policemen were called and they arrested him.
2019-01-19Businessman held for bid to sell Rs 27 crore ‘depleted uranium’ discharged - Times of India
Businessman held for bid to sell Rs 27 crore ‘depleted uranium’ discharged Updated: Jan 20, 2019, 03:41 IST MUMBAI: A Thane sessions court last week ordered the dropping of criminal charges against a Wadala businessman over two years after he was arrested for allegedly trying to sell nine kg of depleted uranium worth Rs 27 crore. Additional sessions judge S B Bahalkar ordered that Kishore Prajapati (59), director of Kishore Ispat Pvt Ltd, a family business of ship-breaking and aircraft-breaking, be discharged from the criminal case. Thane police, at the time of Prajapati’s arrest on December 24, 2016, claimed that they had unearthed a “nuclear blackmarket”. They claimed that the material could have been smuggled from a Gulf nation but investigations revealed that the source of the depleted uranium was an auctioned Air India Airbus that he had purchased in 2006 from a Haryana entrepreneur. Police had charged him under Atomic Energy Act provisions for not having a license, and if convicted, he could have faced imprisonment for up to five years. Advocate R R Tripathi, counsel for Prajapati, pointed to a BARC report that said a licence was needed only for possession of depleted uranium of over 1,000 kg, which the court agreed. “On considering the material placed on record, it is crystal clear that a licence is required to be obtained from Department of Atomic Energy if the quantity is beyond 1,000 kg. As per the prosecution, the quantity is about 10 kg. No licence was required for the accused to possess the depleted uranium,” said Bahalkar, adding, “Thus, there is no prima facie material on record to show that the accused has committed offences as alleged by the prosecution.” The prosecutor said the accused had a prescribed substance without a licence, which was a criminal offence. The accused’s lawyer referred to the BARC report that stated that the uranium was a by-product of nuclear fuel reprocessing cycle and had civilian use, which included counterweights in aircraft, radiation shielding in medical radiation therapy and industrial radiography equipment, and containers for transporting radioactive materials”. The HC had released Prajapti on bail in August 2017. The sessions judge said the magistrate had erred in not discharging Prajapati.
2019-01-19Two arrested for kidnapping 10-year-old boy from Thane - The Hindu
Two arrested for kidnapping 10-year-old boy from Thane UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2019 00:39 IST A 10-year-old boy, who was kidnapped earlier this week, was safely rescued by the Thane police, who arrested two people in connection with the case on Thursday. According to the police, Krish Jaiswar went missing from near his Thane residence on Sunday, and as per the procedure for missing minors, a case of kidnapping was registered against unknown persons by the Shrinagar police. On Thursday, Krish’s father, Yogendrakumar Jaiswar, met Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone V) Avinash Ambure and told him he had received a ransom call. Police team formed “The caller told Mr. Jaiswar to give ?3 lakh to Kalpanath Chauhan, a television repairman working in his area, and send him to the Dadar railway station, after which he would get his son back. A special team headed by police inspector S.P. Pandharkar, Shrinagar police station, and senior police inspector A.S. Pathan, Wagle Estate police station, which included policemen as well as civilian volunteers, was formed to work on the case,” Mr. Ambure said. Acting on the police’s instructions, Mr. Jaiswar gave the ransom amount to Mr. Chauhan and asked him to go to Dadar and wait for further instructions. Mr. Chauhan left for Thane railway station in an autorickshaw, and unknown to him the police team, in plain clothes, followed him in autorickshaws, jeeps and on two-wheelers. “Our suspicions were first raised when Mr. Chauhan, instead of going to the railway station, diverted the autorickshaw towards Bhiwandi. We asked Mr. Jaiswar to call Mr. Chauhan and when he did so, Mr. Chauhan said he was on his way to Dadar. Our team stayed on his trail as he made his way to Narpoli in Bhiwandi and entered a house in Ekta Nagar,” Mr. Ambure said. Boy found in house The police team barged into the house and found Krish inside, safe and sound. Mr. Chauhan and his brother, Sikandar, who was also in the house, were taken to the police station and placed under arrest after preliminary inquiries. The police said the entire plot was hatched by Mr. Chauhan, and Krish has not been harmed in any way. The police have booked both men for kidnapping under the Indian Penal Code and are conducting inquiries to find out if anyone else was involved.
2019-01-19Major fire breaks out at Thane dumping ground, no casualty reported - News Nation
Major fire breaks out at Thane dumping ground, no casualty reported Updated On : 19 Jan,2019 A major broke out at a dumping ground in Mumbai's Thane, damaging several hectares of area in the late Friday evening. Fire incidents are very frequent in the Diva and Khardi dumping grounds of Thane and the Municipal Corporation is trying to close some parts of the grounds. Watch News Nation's special coverage to know more details regarding the incident.
2019-01-18From Thane to Poland: ‘Growing up in an orphanage shaped me into what I am’ - Hindustan Times
From Thane to Poland: ‘Growing up in an orphanage shaped me into what I am’ Jaiswal was seven and her sister Priyanka was six when their father left them and their mother sent them to Ma Niketan - Society of the Helpers of Mary orphanage in Thane Updated: Jan 19, 2019 00:46 IST For 28-year-old Bhavana Jaiswal, growing up in an orphanage turned out to be better, she says, as she might not have become the person she is today if she had stayed with her parents. Today, she works in Poland as the project head of a multinational company. Jaiswal is in the city to get engaged to Andres Schaufelberger, 33, a Swiss national. “I was seven and my sister Priyanka was six when our father left us. My mother could not raise us and sent us to Ma Niketan - Society of the Helpers of Mary orphanage in Thane. My brother was merely two years old at the time and therefore stayed with my mother,” says Jaiswal. The first few months at the orphanage were difficult, Jaiswal admits. “When people came to celebrate their children’s birthday, there was always a feeling of longing and despair among us.” She, however, decided to accept the situation and soon fell in love with the orphanage. “In a family, I would be loved by merely four or five people but here, there were 300 friends and many moms who loved us,” she says. Being independent was imbibed at a very young age. “The sisters always taught us that we have to face the world alone when we grow up,” she says. As many people from across the globe would visit the orphanage,Jaiswal was introduced to different cultures. “I thought children these days go with their parents to see the world, in our case, the world came to us.” Jaiswal was mature from a very young age, remembers Sister Reshmi of Ma Niketan orphanage. “She never broke rules. After coming home from school, she used to even teach the younger girls.” When Jaiswal went to college, she topped in two subjects of her Class 12 exams. When the college wanted to felicitate her she took one of the sisters from the orphanage to the event and was overwhelmed by the appreciation of the people. “This was when I chose the academic path,” she says. At the age of 18, Jaiswal started working as a receptionist at a doctor’s clinic, along with pursuing her bachelors in commerce. “I then went to stay with my mother and decided to take care of my family. I also worked at call centres. Sisters from the orphanage provided financial help when I decided to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). After I completed my MBA, I joined a chemicals manufacturing company in Airoli. They recognised my talent and the company sent me to Poland, where I head one of their projects.” On one of her official trips to Switzerland she met and fell in love with Schaufelberger, says a happy Jaiswal. Jaiswal advises orphans to not worry about what other people have. “Focus on your life and believe there is happiness at the end for you too.”
2019-01-1828-year-old collapses at Thane gym, dies - The Hindu
28-year-old collapses at Thane gym, dies UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2019 00:47 IST A 28-year-old man collapsed while training at Gold Gym at Damani Estate in Thane at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday. Pratik Pardeshi collapsed soon after complaining of uneasiness. His brother rushed him to Dr. Godbole’s Heart Care Hospital, where doctors said his condition was critical. Police inspector Sanjay Dhumal of the Naupada police station said, “The doctors tried to revive him, but the hospital did not have advanced facilities. His family then decided to shift him to another hospital.” At 8.20 p.m., doctors at Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital declared him dead on arrival. The doctor said, “His body had turned blue, his pupils were dilated and there was no movement in two ECGs carried out after he was brought in.” The body was sent to Thane Civil Hospital for post-mortem. An Accident Death Report has been filed. The police said that according to forensic doctors, primary investigation revealed that heart attack was the cause of death.
2019-01-18Kidnapped 10-year-old Thane boy reunited with family; 2 held - Hindustan Times
Kidnapped 10-year-old Thane boy reunited with family; 2 held Two men, both brothers, have been arrested from Bhiwandi and had demanded ?3 lakh from the boy’s father Updated: Jan 19, 2019 00:52 IST A 10-year-old boy, who was kidnapped seven days ago, was rescued and united with his family. Two men, both brothers, have been arrested from Bhiwandi. They had demanded ?3 lakh from the boy’s father. The family had lodged a kidnap complaint with the Shrinagar police on January 13. The main accused, Kalpnath Chouhan, 53, is a TV repairman and knew the boy’s father. He hatched a plan with his brother Sikander,48. On January 13, Krish Jaiswar was playing outside his house when Kalpnath kidnapped him and took him to Bhiwandi. A police officer from Thane commissionerate said, “The accused took the boy to a slum area and Sikander kept guard. The boy was not given proper food and place to sleep.” On January 14, Kalpnath handed a letter to Krish’s father, Yogendrakumar, demanding Rs3 lakh. The father was instructed to hand over the money at Dadar railway station. From Dadar, another man was supposed to take the money from Kalpnath. After the accused would reach Pune, they would send the boy home. The family gave the letter to the police. “We laid a trap and our policemen kept a close watch on Kalpnath. Kalpnath did not go to Dadar but went to Majiwada and from there he went to Bhiwandi in a slum area. We soon called policemen. On Friday, we arrested the brothers and safely rescued the boy,” added officer. The accused were sent to police custody for two days.
2019-01-18INTERVIEW: Thane Tiemer of Nordic and Hallett Boats at the 2019 LA Boat Show - Powerboat Nation
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2019-01-18‘Don’t rely on rumours’, Thane Commissioner convinces parents about vaccinating kids - Afternoon Voice
‘Don’t rely on rumours’, Thane Commissioner convinces parents about vaccinating kids January 18, 2019 Thane Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal appealed religious gurus, representatives of various political parties, social activists, teachers at Kausa in Thane to take initiative about awareness for vaccination campaign .He also appealed the public to not to believe the rumours spread around & should vaccinate their kids with rubella and measles vaccination as they are very essential for their wellness. Jaiswal further said that this vaccine meets international standards in quality and had been injected to 20 crores of students so far. Parents should not believe any spread around rumours and should vaccinate their kids to maintain their good health. A meeting has been hold by local corporaters and MNC to create awareness and also to clear clouds of rumours among the locals spread about rubella and measles vaccines. Maulvis, political party representatives, social organisation representatives attended this meeting at Diamond hall in Kausa. Additional commissioner Arun Ahivar , corporator Rupali Gote, social worker Rutuja Avhad were also present at the meeting which saw huge response from local parents and teachers.
2019-01-18Thane hosp reunites Pune senior with kin - Times of India
Thane hosp reunites Pune senior with kin Jan 18, 2019, 23:55 IST Thane: A 71-year-old man from Pune was reunited with his family after sustained efforts by Thane Civil Hospital officials. He was admitted to the hospital last month by a social worker who had found him seriously ill at Mulund station. While Hari Wagh, the senior citizen, did not reveal his name, he kept mentioning Junnar town and Manchar village located in rural Pune. The hospital staff not only treated him for his severe leg injuries also called up Junnar police and coordinated with the gram panchayat of Manchar to ensure that he got back with his family. “Patient Hari Wagh was found by a social worker near Mulund railway station and was admitted to the civil hospital on December 19. Since then the hospital began looking for his relatives. He had an ulcer on his leg and had a severe attack of maggots too. We cleaned the wound and made sure he got a healthy diet,” said Dr Rekha Gajaralwar, general surgeon at Thane Civil Hospital. His photo was circulated on WhatsApp groups among his villagers. Within three hours, police got a call from Wagh’s son, said Shrirang Sidh, social worker at the civil hospital. The family said Wagh routinely goes missing but always returns in a fortnight.
2019-01-18Thane resident kills wife, and self, while their 3-year-old daughter watches - Mumbai Mirror
Thane resident kills wife, and self, while their 3-year-old daughter watches 18 Jan 2019, 2:08 PM IST An auto driver allegedly murdered his wife and later committed suicide in Thane’s Wagale Estate area on Thursday. According to the police, everything happened in front of the threeyear-old daughter of the couple. The police said that Sunil Sangale, 40, after killing his wife, Archana, took their daughter for icecream before taking his own life. According to Shree Nagar police in Thane, they got a call in the afternoon about a man committing suicide after killing his wife. The police accordingly reached Sangale’s house in Yadav Niwas, Gavate Lane, Wagale Estate, Thane.
2019-01-18Thane: Two men arrested with pistols led police to BJP worker’s shop - The Indian Express
Thane: Two men arrested with pistols led police to BJP worker’s shop The two alleged robbers were found in possession of countrymade pistols. When the police interrogated them about the source of their weapons, they spoke about the shop owned by Kulkarni, sources said. Updated: January 18, 2019 8:18:47 am The two alleged robbers were found in possession of countrymade pistols. When the police interrogated them about the source of their weapons, they spoke about the shop owned by Kulkarni, sources said. While the police said 49-year-old Kulkarni was the vice-president of the Dombivli unit of the BJP, state leaders have maintained that he no longer held any post in the party. The state leaders have also claimed that Kulkarni sold “antique weapons” used in “rallies and fancy dress competitions”. While he was the vice-president of the party’s Dombivli unit, he had clout in the area, but over the last two years, he had run into financial trouble. “We are yet to find out if Kulkarni intended to use the weapons personally, but mostly it seems like he bought the weapons once he realised the quick money to be made there. His political clout meant no one would question him, and he could charge a higher premium. He had several loans, including the loan on the shop he had purchased; and business was not good,” said a police officer. “We need to question him, and thus can’t comment on what exactly was the purpose of the weapons. Only Kulkarni knows why he had the assorted variety of weapons in his garment and gift shop. But these are not the prop items as is being claimed. The weapons we seized are real,” said a senior police officer. “He opened the Tapasya House of Fashion around five years ago. As the business didn’t pick up, he continued to add things that he would sell in his shops. One could get anything, from clothes to mobile phones and accessories to mobile and DTH recharge coupons. He would sell anything that he could easily source and which was in demand,” said Sadaram Pethe, a shopkeeper on Manpada Road, where Kulkarni had a ground floor store.
2019-01-18Thane Amid divorce case husband held for tapping wife s phone - Mid-Day
Thane: Amid divorce case, husband held for tapping wife's phone Jan 18, 2019, 07:46 IST Thane Crime Branch Unit I on Wednesday arrested a man along with two others for allegedly procuring the Call Detail Records (CDR) of his wife's phone while the couple's divorce case is on. The victim has also alleged that a police officer has been helping her husband get the call records of her and her friend's phones. According to the police, Ketan Bundela married Surjit Kaur in 2011, and filed for a divorce in the same year. He later began harassing Kaur, who sought help from her friend Vishal Patane. Bundela was also aided by his brother Kunal and brother-in-law Farooq Shaikh in harassing Kaur. Bundela and Kaur worked together in a well-known company, where the two fell in love and decided to get married. "My nightmare began right from the second day of our marriage. They made me participate in some horrible rituals. My husband also asked me to maintain relations with his brother Kunal. I soon left that house and returned to Mumbai from Pune. He then sent me a divorce notice. He also influenced my lawyer which is why the case is still on," said Kaur. Along with her friend Patane, Kaur recently caught hold of Shaikh's phone when they found the CDR and thus approached the Crime Branch. "We have arrested the accused and secured their custody. There is so far no involvement of any police officer," said a Crime Branch officer.
2019-01-18Thane Crime Autorickshaw driver kills wife after doubting character then commits suicide - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Autorickshaw driver kills wife after doubting character; then commits suicide Jan 18, 2019, 15:45 IST A 40-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and later committed suicide by hanging himself in Thane on Thursday. Sunil Sangle, an auto driver, on Wednesday night strangled his wife Archana Sangle (35), to death at their home in Sri Nagar locality and later hanged himself on Thursday afternoon, said police inspector Sulabha Patil. The couple often had fights over domestic issues and apparently the man also suspected his wife’s character, and this may have triggered the murder, police said. According to Hindustan Times, Sunil Sangle was an auto-rickshaw driver and his wife worked as a security guard at an IT park in the city. A probe is underway, the police added. In a similar case, a 38-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing a man suspecting him of having an extra-marital affair with his wife in outer Delhi, police said Saturday. The accused identified as Anil Chaudhary, a resident of Nangloi, used to work in a shoe factory. Other two men, Bakil (38) and Kamrul Huda (27) who allegedly robbed the victim after he was killed by the accused Chaudhary, were also arrested, police said. On Thursday, Nihal Vihar Police station was informed by Satya Bhama Hospital that a person has been brought dead in the hospital, Rajendra Singh Sagar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) said. The victim was identified as Vikas Yadav by his relatives. He used to work as a labourer in a chemical factory. On interrogation, the accused Chaudhary revealed he suspected Yadav of having an illicit relationship with his wife since a year. So, he decided to eliminate Yadav and on Wednesday night, he fired at Yadav, the officer said. Yadav was carrying two mobile phones and Rs 15,000 which were missing from his possession, the officer added. The article has been sourced from third-party source and Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. All information provided on this article is for informational purposes only.
2019-01-18Thane Police Arrests Local BJP Leader for Selling Weapons at Cosmetic Shop - The Wire
Thane Police Arrests Local BJP Leader for Selling Weapons at Cosmetic Shop Officials recovered around 170 weapons, including air guns, swords and knives in Dhananjay Kulkarni's possession. Mumbai: An office-bearer of the BJP’s local unit in Maharashtra was arrested after police raided his fashion accessories store and recovered around 170 weapons, including air guns, swords and knives. Dhananjay Kulkarni, a 49-year-old businessman and vice president of the saffron party’s Dombivli unit (in Thane district) was taken into custody on Wednesday by the Maharashtra police following a tip-off. He was booked under several sections of the Arms Act for illegally possessing deadly weapons and indulging in its sale. The police have confirmed that Kulkarni, who ran a fashion accessories and cosmetic products store in his showroom Tapasya House of Fashion in Dombivli, also used the premise to sell weapons. “The raid was conducted after we received a tip-off from our source. When a team reached Kulkarni’s store, around 170 weapons, including eight air guns, ten swords, 38 press button knives, 25 choppers, nine kukris, nine guptis (bladed weapon concealed in a wooden case), five knives, three axes and one sickle were found. They have been seized and sent for further forensic investigations,” Sanju John, senior inspector of the Kalyan unit of Thane Crime Branch said. While the weapons were all procured illegally, what baffled the police is Kulkarni’s decision to sell them openly at his showroom. “He has been in the business for some time and had been selling the weapons at this outlet for at least seven months,” John added. In all, the police have seized weapons worth Rs 1.86 lakh. According to preliminary investigations, the police have claimed that Kulkarni would procure the weapons from Crawford market in south Mumbai. Some of them were also procured from Rajasthan and Punjab. Local BJP leaders said the arms seized were antiques and were put up on display. The police, however, said they found out Kulkarni had been operating without the required license and permission. A license is a must for air guns exceeding 1.77 bore and the dealer is required to maintain a proper registry of the stocks, a police official told The Wire. Kulkarni is believed to have sold a few caches of arms and the police are on a look out for those buyers. The BJP leader, according to the police, has failed to show any official papers or the list of buyers who have bought the weapons from him. A police official said: “It is alarming that Kulkarni openly sold these arms. Both Kulkarni and his buyers do not have a license. We are trying to find out who these buyers are and for what purpose did they procure arms.” Although officials had sought Kulkarni’s police custody for further investigation and to find out if more people were involved in weapon procurement, the local magistrate court sent him to judicial custody. The crime branch police officials said they will be appealing against the court’s decision. “We need his custody to find out the extent of his involvement and to find out several missing links. The investigation is still at a very nascent stage and Kulkarni’s police custody is required to dig in deeper,” a senior police officer privy to the investigations told The Wire.
2019-01-18Sewage plant contractor to face 'death due to negligence' charge - Times of India
Sewage plant contractor to face 'death due to negligence' charge Jan 18, 2019, 05:53 IST MUMBAI: Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation commissioner Balaji Khatgaonkar said on Thursday that the sewage treatment plant, where three labourers choked to death on Wednesday, would be inspected by civic officials and the contractor would be booked for causing death due to negligence. Police had on Wednesday registered an accidental death case. India had banned the employment of people as manual scavengers in 1993. He said families of the victims, Muzaffar Moulik (24), Rafique Mandal (50) and Moufijum (18), would be compensated by the contractor, who had taken up the maintenance job for five years. Families of the victims, believed to be from West Bengal, are being contacted to claim the bodies, Kashimira police said. Police are awaiting a report from MBMC before booking the contractor. The autopsy report is also awaited, police said. The three had inhaled gas and collapsed in a chamber at Shrusti Complex in Mira Road at 2pm. The autopsy will ascertain the amount of gas they inhaled. Residents of the complex have demanded the plant's closure. Alleging that foul smell emanated from the plant since it was set up six months ago, the residents met civic officials on Thursday. They said they had been complaining for nearly four months about the foul smell. They alleged that proper measures were not taken to handle toxic gas at the plant. Residents told TOI they had complained about toxic gas in the air. "The fact that the workers choked to death shows the gas we are inhaling is poisonous," said a resident.
2019-01-18Auto driver kills wife, self as 3-year-old daughter watches - Mumbai Mirror
Auto driver kills wife, self as 3-year-old daughter watches Updated: Jan 18, 2019, 06:00 IS 40-year-old Thane resident suspected his wife of having an affair; suffocated her to death in sleep; took their daughter out for ice-cream before hanging himself An auto driver allegedly murdered his wife and later committed suicide in Thane’s Wagale Estate area on Thursday. According to the police, everything happened in front of the three year-old daughter of the couple. The police said that Sunil Sangale, 40, after killing his wife, Archana, took their daughter for ice cream before taking his own life. According to Shree Nagar police in Thane, they got a call in the afternoon about a man committing suicide after killing his wife. The police accordingly reached Sangale’s house in Yadav Niwas, Gavate Lane, Wagale Estate, Thane. Sunil and Archana in their wedding photo and the roof of their Thane house from where Sunil hanged himself “We came to know from the girl, who is around three years old, that her father, an auto driver, had killed her mother. He slapped the woman twice or thrice and then smothered her while she was fast asleep,” said Prakash Nilewad, assistant commissioner of police, Wagale Estate. The girl told the police that later her father called several relatives, including Archana’s, saying that he had “sent his wife to God’s home’, said the police. Sangale then wrote a suicide note on the wall of his house, apologising to his family members and relatives for leaving them and killing his wife. He said that his wife’s body should be handed over to her mother. In his suicide note, Sangale blamed 10 relatives, inlcuding his wife’s brother and uncle, as the people responsible for his troubles. Police said that Archana’s uncle and borther were the ones who used to intervene in the dispute between the couple. After writing the suicide note, Sangale around 2 pm hanged himself using an iron rod fixed in the roof of their house, with his daughter watching the act. Sangale worked as an auto driver while his wife worked as a security assistant with Ashar IT Park in Wagale Estate. The police said that Sunil suspected his wife of having an affair, and that their relatives had intervened in the matter several times. Archana even lodge non-cognizable (NCs) offences, accusing her husband of domestic violence. The police in a bid to reconcile their differences, counselled them and gave them instructions to follow. “We have registered a murder case against Sunil Sangale and an accidental death report in his suicide case. Before his relatives could come to his house, he committed suicide and ended his life,” said Nilewad.
2019-01-18Thane hospital reunites Pune senior with kin - Times of India
Thane hospital reunites Pune senior with kin Updated: Jan 19, 2019, 12:35 IST THANE: A 71-year-old man from Pune was reunited with his family after sustained efforts by Thane Civil Hospital officials. He was admitted to the hospital last month by a social worker who had found him seriously ill at Mulund station. While Hari Wagh, the senior citizen, did not reveal his name, he kept mentioning Junnar town and Manchar village located in rural Pune. The hospital staff not only treated him for his severe leg injuries also called up Junnar police and coordinated with the gram panchayat of Manchar to ensure that he got back with his family. “Patient Hari Wagh was found by a social worker near Mulund railway station and was admitted to the civil hospital on December 19. Since then the hospital began looking for his relatives. He had an ulcer on his leg and had a severe attack of maggots too. We cleaned the wound and made sure he got a healthy diet,” said Dr Rekha Gajaralwar, general surgeon at Thane Civil Hospital. His photo was circulated on WhatsApp groups among his villagers. Within three hours, police got a call from Wagh’s son, said Shrirang Sidh, social worker at the civil hospital. The family said Wagh routinely goes missing but always returns in a fortnight.
2019-01-18Organ failure patient turns organ donor - The Hindu
Organ failure patient turns organ donor UPDATED: JANUARY 19, 2019 00:50 IST A 62-year-old chronic kidney disease patient, who waited for a transplant for nearly six years, ended up becoming an organ donor herself. Thane resident Asha Bhalerao was declared brain-dead on Thursday after suffering a haemorrhage. In a noble gesture, her relatives donated her liver, skin, and corneas. “She had been on the waiting list for a kidney since 2013. She had to undergo dialysis thrice a week. When the doctors told me about her condition, donating her organs was the first thought that crossed my mind,” Meena Wagh, Bhalerao’s younger sister, said. Ms. Wagh said her sister had undergone dialysis at Jupiter Hospital on Monday and returned home. She felt a bit uneasy and vomited. When her uneasiness continued after a short nap, she was rushed back to Jupiter Hospital. On Thursday, the doctors declared her brain-dead. “I was not sure what organs could be taken, but we gave consent for everything,” Ms. Wagh said. “We knew everything about organ donation. Since my sister could not get a transplant, we wanted someone else to benefit and keep her alive in some way,” she said. Bhalerao’s husband and two children were also proactive in consenting to the donation. “The family was well aware of the importance of the deed. The thought of donating the organs was stronger on their side,” transplant coordinator Aniruddh Kulkarni said. Bhalerao’s liver was transplanted to a patient in the same hospital. Her skin was sent to the National Burns Centre in Airoli, while her corneas were sent to an eye bank in Thane. This was the year’s fourth cadaver organ donation in the city.
2019-01-17Kanjarbhat community man alleges social boycott for campaigning against traditional sexist practices - Hindustan Times
Kanjarbhat community man alleges social boycott for campaigning against traditional sexist practices The complainant Akshay Tamaychikar said he and his sister-in-law have in the past protested against the practice of ‘virginity tests’ – demanded by the Kanjarbhat community’s jati or caste panchayat. Updated: Jan 17, 2019 14:48 IST A man from the Kanjarbhat community said he faced social boycott after he campaigned against the community’s sexist traditional practices. Akshay Tamaychikar, 24, a student of public policy at University of Mumbai, filed a complaint with the Thane Police after he was allegedly forced to leave a wedding on December 28, 2018 at Ambarnath in Thane. So far, the police has not filed a first information report (FIR). Tamaychikar said he and his sister-in-law have in the past protested against the practice of ‘virginity tests’ – demanded by the community’s jati or caste panchayat. The Kanjarbhats are a denotified tribe. Customarily, families of brides and bridegrooms pay an amount known as ‘khushi’ after the wedding. If the couple were in a relationship prior to getting married, then this amount becomes higher. “It is nothing but extortion by the panchayat,” said Tamaychikar. “When the panchayat sits, they ask the bride if she has any diseases which can be passed through sexual intercourse, or if she has had sexual intercourse with the same person or not. I wanted police to intervene and take action.” A member of the panchayat, however, said, “We do not have any such practices in our community.” Tamaychikar alleged he was beaten, humiliated and forced to leave his cousin’s wedding for his stand against the practice of khushi. He registered a non-cognisable complaint with the police, but no FIR has been filed. An officer from Ambarnath police station said, “The person concerned submitted a complaint, but it was an internal dispute between family members and because a virginity test wasn’t conducted, it doesn’t qualify to be a case of social boycott.” However, Tamaychikar says he and his relatives have been harassed because of his campaign. Lawyer Sujoy Kantawala said that if true, Tamaychikar’s allegations could be a cognizable offence. Under section III of the Maharashtra Protection of People form Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, obstructing a person from the attending social gathering is prohibited. “One cannot force someone to not attend a wedding. It qualifies as a cognisable offence,” said Kantawala.
2019-01-17Sentinel Students Impressed MCPS Superintendent During Lockdown - Newstalkkgvo
Sentinel Students Impressed MCPS SuperintendentNick ChrestensonShare on TwitterShare on FacebookThe general feedback surrounding the recent lockdown at Sentinel High School was mostly positive. However, some parents were questioning why they heard about the lockdown from the media and students before hearing from the school itself. Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane says there were some technical difficulties.“I can’t remember the exact numbers so don’t hold me to this, but I think it was like 8:29 when the first message went out via connect five,” Thane said. “Some people received it immediately, but we had people who actually had time stamped copies that showed it did not get delivered to their cell phones until 9:01. Some lagged depending on cell phone vendor and certainly it may have to do with the internet gateways and whatever else, but that was a little bit of a learning curve for us.”Thane says MCPS is working with their vendors in an effort to make sure this delay does not occur again. Thane says it was gratifying to hear the interactions between students and the law enforcement officers that were on the scene.“I was just so impressed as we went to classrooms and actually went through the protocol with the kids and then dismissed them, how many of the students, as they exited the classroom, thanked the law enforcement officers or thanked us,” Thane said. “As difficult as the situation was and as unsettling, I think they all recognized the gravity and recognized that the adults were working for the student’s best interest, their safety and security.”According to Thane, an investigation is ongoing and he asks anyone with information to please contact MCPS.Filed Under: Law Enforcement, lockdown, Sentinel High School, technical difficultiesCategories: Missoula NewsCommentsLeave A CommentBack To TopRecommended for YouInformationEEOMarketing and Advertising SolutionsPublic FileReport an InaccuracyTermsVIP TermsFAQContest RulesPrivacy Policy (Updated: 12/14/18)ContactMissoula Business ListingsFollow Us2019 Newstalk KGVO, Townsquare Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
2019-01-17Mumbai: Man crushed after dumper carrying debris topples on car - Times of India
Mumbai: Man crushed after dumper carrying debris topples on car Jan 17, 2019, 21:22 IST The car was crushed underneath the debris. MUMBAI: A 30-year-old construction material supplier was crushed to death underneath debris when a dumper filled with rubble toppled over his car on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway at Kashimira on Thursday. The victim Sumit Patil (30) who was driving his Ford Figo car, was returning to his residence in Balkum, Thane from Rai village in Bhayander (west). The dumper carrying construction debris was headed from Borivali to the highway at Vasai to illegally dump the rubble alongside the road. On the highway at Kashimira, driver of the dumper, Narasimha Yadav was reportedly speeding at around 2.45 pm. Patil, who was travelling alone was driving alongside the dumper. Yadav reportedly lost control of the vehicle and got onto the divider. The dumper toppled towards the left side. The dumper and the debris came crashing on Patil’s car. The car was crushed underneath the debris. While Yadav fled from the spot after abandoning the dumper, locals and motorists tried to pull out Patil. The Kashimira police reached the spot and a crane was called to clear the debris. After about an hour, the debris were removed and Patil was pulled out of the car. He was declared dead on admission to the Orbit hospital. Patil, who had got married a year ago was in the business of supplying construction materials. On Thursday morning he had gone to Bhayander to meet his relatives and give ‘til gul’ for the Makar Sankranti festival that fell on January 15. Construction rubbles is illegally dumped alongside the highway and dumpers are known to drive rashly as they have to complete many rounds from construction sites to the dumping spots. Police said that Yadav was carrying the rubble from a construction site at Borivali. Yadav had fled from the spot, but was later arrested after police contacted the owner of the dumper. Yadav has been booked for causing death due to negligence. He will be produced before the Thane court on Friday.
2019-01-17New tool directs explosions to prevent avalanches - Juneau Empire
New tool directs explosions to prevent avalanches It’s expected to be quieter and possibly cheaper than the howitzer by Ben HohenstattThursday, January 17, 2019 10:00amNewsavalancheLocal News You must sign in or register to continue reading content. Larri Spengler has seen her fair share of avalanches. Spengler, who is Secretary for the Thane Neighborhood Association, said that’s just the reality of living in the shadow of Mount Roberts. “My husband and I have lived out here since 1989, so we’ve had invited and uninvited avalanches come down,” Spengler said. The invited avalanches prevent the uninvited avalanches, and for years have been prompted by a howitzer cannon fired by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. “It was noisy for the dogs who don’t enjoy fireworks,” Spengler said. “It would just be rolling thunder just about the same as fireworks.” “That wasn’t a complaint,” she added. “We would welcome the booms, but it would confine the dogs.” [Avalanche surprises downtown Juneau neighborhood] The reason Spengler spoke in the past tense is because during this afternoon’s avalanche mitigation, the department of transportation will use a new piece of equipment known as a DaisyBell on the slopes over Thane Road rather than the howitzer folks may be accustomed to seeing and hearing. “The howitzer was very dramatic,” said Aurah Landau, public information officer for Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Southcoast Region. “This is much less dramatic —more effective but less dramatic.” Thane Road will be closed from noon-2 p.m. today for the hazard reduction. An explosion cone The DaisyBell looks like a megaphone pointing at the ground, and during usage it dangles underneath a helicopter. Gas is ignited inside the DaisyBell, and the explosion from ignition creates force that is amplified and directed by the conical device. The pressure wave is what clears out snow and reduces avalanche risk. The product isn’t yet widespread. Landau said there are just six in the U.S., but the DaisyBell is surprisingly common in the capital city. There are three DaisyBells in Alaska, Landau said, and two of them are in Juneau. One is with the department of transportation and the other has been with Alaska Electric Light and Power Company for almost a decade. Mike Janes, avalanche forecaster for AEL&P, said the power company has had its DaisyBell since 2010 and was among the earliest adapters of the device, which has received frequent use. “I think we’ve used 800 or 900 shots (explosions) with it,” Janes said. “We were the first ones in North America to use it operationally.” [Avalanche forecaster shares knowledge] Landau said residents will be able to see the DaisyBell and helicopter flying above slopes over Thane Road, but it might not heard. The explosion inside the device is about as loud as a rifle shot, Landau said. “It depends on where you are,” Janes said. “If you’re a couple of hundred yards away, it might be louder than a hunting rifle, but that’s a good approximation.” Why use it? Landau said using the DaisyBell has several advantages over the howitzer. “We can do much more targeted avalanche mitigation,” Landau said. “We don’t need to do all that securing of the beach since we can be operating from across the channel.” “This is where avalanche mitigation is going,” she added. Gunner certifications also aren’t needed to use the DaisyBell, while they were needed for firing live ordinance at a mountain. The DaisyBell cost $160,000, Landau said, but that one-time price is expected to be offset by future savings. Janes said in AEL&P’s case, the DaisyBell replaced using explosives to trigger avalanches rather than a howitzer, but the device paid for itself in about three seasons. Explosives cost about $300 per explosion, while one DaisyBell “shot” costs about $5. That’s part of the reason AEL&P bought one of the avalanche mitigation devices in the first place. “We were trying to find a way to make our avalanche program sustainable,” Janes said. “It was costing too much, and when you’re an electric utility all of that cost gets passed on to the rate payers.” A cheaper cost and quick reload means mitigation can be more complete in Janes’ experience. “You can be a lot more liberal about how many shots you use and where you’re putting them,” Janes said. “It lets you be a lot more thorough.” On average, a howitzer mission sots about $28,000, Landau said, and while exact figures for a DaisyBell mission won’t be known until one happens, Landau said using the DaisyBell will be cheaper on a per-round basis. Plus, fewer employees will be required for the operation. “It took seven to 10 employees every time we wanted to use the howitzer,” Landau said. Spengler will not be around to see the DaisyBell in action Thursday, but said she’s glad it will be in use and wondered how it might affect local parlance. “We are so grateful DOT has this new system,” she said. “We used to call them avalanche shoots. They’re not really avalanche shoots at all. They’re avalanche efforts.” • Contact arts and culture reporter Ben Hohenstatt at (907)523-2243 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. The dark blue, megaphone-shaped device is a DaisyBell. It will be used Thursday afternoon to clear snowpacks off of the slopes of Mount Roberts that could potentially prove hazardous to Thane Road. (Mollie Barnes | Juneau Empire) Previous Volatile oil market prompts conservative forecasts Next Evergreen Cemetery focus of new art installation This Week's AdsView All More in News What we’re listening to, watching and reading this monthStaff picks for January 2019. Ferry system aims to save money with vessel swapThe marine highway appears to be dodging some major costs. 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2019-01-17Obituary: Obituaries for January 17, 2019 (1/17/19) - State Gazette
2019-01-17Cop suspended for special treatment to accused - Times of India
Cop suspended for special treatment to accused Jan 17, 2019, 06:59 IST NAVI MUMBAI: Raigad superintendent of police Anil Paraskar has suspended an assistant sub-inspector and served a show-cause notice to a constable attached to Raigad police headquarters after it came to light that they had given special treatment to Mahesh Falnikar, an accused and key witness in the API Ashwini Bidre murder case, when he was produced in court on January 8. Thane rural police inspector Abhay Kurundkar, key accused the Bidre murder case, registered at Kalamboli police station, was allowed to consume food with a female friend outside Alibaug court. A video of Falnikar with the friend in the bike parking lot abutting the court’s wall was recorded by the husband of the murder victim, Raju Gore, who also complained to the Raigad SP. Gore said,“Falnikar was served home-made food by a woman friend and he was allowed to chat from 12.15 pm to 2.30 pm, while the two policemen who escorted him to court were seated nearby on a parked bike. This is a clear indication of police department’s favouritism towards the murder accused. Also, such an incident could prove fatal for Falnikar in case the served food, brought from outside the jail, was laced with poison to eliminate the key witness in the murder case.” The names of the two cops cannot be revealed as it is an administrative action.
2019-01-17CAT 2018: Focus and mock tests helped dyslexic Mihir Kapse score 99.97 percentile - The Indian Express
CAT 2018: Focus and mock tests helped dyslexic Mihir Kapse score 99.94 percentile He believes his strict daily schedule helped him crack CAT. “It takes me two hours to reach the office and I used to spend this travel time to de-stress myself by solving puzzles. I enrolled myself in online coaching as well," said Kapse whose autism was diagnosed when he was pursuing graduation. Mihir Kapse, 27, an employee with JP Morgan is autistic and dyslexic. He was diagnosed with dyslexia at an early age and faced difficulties in communication. He suffered his first autistic attack while he was studying at College of Engineering, Pune. Today, he stands among the top scorers of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 with 99.94 percentile. Both his parents are doctors, yet he chose engineering for his passion for mathematics. “I love math. I play games and solve puzzles in my free time, they are also my coping mechanism,” Mihir told indianexpress.com. Growing up, there was a time when he found it difficult talking to people. For a person suffering from autism, basic tasks are challenging and each one devises their own coping mechanism. For him, “it was reading and playing games”. He believes his strict daily schedule helped him crack CAT. “It takes me two hours to reach the office and I used to spend this travel time to de-stress myself by solving puzzles. I enrolled myself in online coaching as well. Each day, we had a class of two-and-a-half hours and every night I devoted five hours to self-study,” he informed. Kapse has received a call from all three Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) he applied for — IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Indore. He is currently preparing for the interview round. This Mumbai boy started preparing for CAT since June 2018. “I work in the tech-end at my firm and now want to experience the business side of things too,” said Kapse, who has worked as a business analyst for almost two years. He got the job right after graduation. “SAP, in a research, discovered that autistic persons are better at certain tasks than others. JP Morgan recruited a team of autistic people in the US, after which they planned to recruit autistic people in India,” he said. LATEST VIDEOS 00:56 RTI applicants receive condoms instead of replies Rajasthan “I got in touch with the NGO, which was sourcing autistic candidates who held a graduate degree and had decent communication skills. It provided us with three months coaching in soft skills including communication, office mannerism etc, which has helped me a lot in talking to people,” Mihir added. His family, which includes two younger siblings, perceived learning challenges with Kapse from the beginning, but could not identify that he was autistic. “While I was growing up, we could not trace autism despite tests from the best hospitals. When I was diagnosed with dyslexia, we thought that was it and, hence, could not pinpoint autism,” he shared. “At one point, in each autistic person’s life, things become too much to handle. For me, that point came during my engineering course. It was then that I got diagnosed.” “Anyone can solve CAT questions outside the exam; the real catch is to solve these during the controlled and high-pressure environment during the exam. Candidates need to keep their cool and stay focused, which comes through practice,” advises Kapse. He pointed out that what he believed to be his strongest point, Mathematics, is where he scored comparatively lesser because of the pressure. He scored 99.92 percentile in verbal ability, 99.94 percentile in data interpretation, 99.38 in quantitative ability, with a gross percentile of 99.94.
2019-01-17Four persons held for fuel theft in Hyderabad - Telangana Today
Four persons held for fuel theft in Hyderabad Acting on a tip off, the Central Crime Station Malkajgiri took the main suspect Hafeez Aziz Chowdari (42) of Thane in Maharashtra into custody. Published: 17th Jan 2019 4:11 pm Updated: 17th Jan 2019 11:36 pm Hyderabad: In a daring plot that could make Bollywood movies appear pale, a gang leased land near a pipeline supplying diesel to oil majors Bharat Petroleum and Indian Oil Corporation, dug a tunnel, drilled a hole into the pipeline, and stole a staggering 1.3 lakh kilolitres of fuel before they were finally nabbed by the Central Crime Station police of Malkajgiri. Four of the 12-member interstate gang, which sold the fuel pilfered from the pipeline running between Ghatkesar and Cherlapally, were arrested by the police, who seized Rs.90 lakh, an oil tanker, a Mahindra Scorpio SUV, a scooter and mobile phones from them. Most of the gang members were seasoned offenders, having been arrested earlier in various places, including Mumbai, for different crimes, including counterfeit currency and robbery. The arrested persons were the prime suspect, Hafeez Aziz Chowdari, 42, of Thane in Maharashtra, Binni Srinivasulu, a financier from Mahabubnagar, Mohammed Abdul Abrar of Bahadurpura, and M. Jayakrishna of Warangal. The absconding suspects were Jiyahul Chand Shaik, a tanker driver from West Bengal, Sunil Anil Madivar of Mumbai, Vasu, a mediator from Mumbai, V. Srikanth from Mumbai, Naresh Reddy, a tanker driver from Suryapet, R. Rambali Yadav, tanker owner and driver from Navi Mumbai, Suresh Kumar Prajapathi from Uttar Pradesh and Amjad Khan of Mumbai. Land taken on lease Hafeez, Abrar and Srinivasulu had become friends in Mumbai and plotted to steal fuel from the pipeline. They took the land on lease about two km from the BPCL and IOC units. “Hafeez erected a tin shed on the land and dug a tunnel to reach the pipeline and drilled a hole in the pipeline. They then pilfered the fuel, 84,356 KL from BPCL and 46,236 KL from IOC, a total of 1.3 lakh KL and with the help of the mediators, sold it,” Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said here on Thursday. Jayakrishna, Srikanth, Vasu and Sunil were mediators and for the disposal of the stolen fuel, they engaged two tankers and disposed of the fuel in Warangal, Bachupally, Burgula, Koyalkonda, Dharmabad and other places, Bhagwat said, adding that the pilferage had gone on for over a month before the oil companies noticed something amiss and lodged a complaint with the police. Patrolling intensified Police intensified patrolling in the area with suspicion of pilferage and on noticing the suspicious tin shed, found the oil tankers. The four persons were subsequently nabbed, with efforts now on to track down the rest of the suspects. Police said while Hafeez was arrested in 2013 by the Nampally police and in 2015 by the Juhu police, both in fake currency cases, Abrar was held in 2015 in a fake currency case, also by the Juhu police. Shaik was held in 2013 for two cases of diesel pilferage, and also by the Mumbai Police in 2015 for robbery.
2019-01-17News Alerts! Hardik-Rahul controversy: CoA urges Supreme Court for appointment of ombudsman to deal with the issue | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
News Alerts! Hardik-Rahul controversy: CoA urges Supreme Court for appointment of ombudsman to deal with the issue January 17, 2019 3:20 pm 3:50 pm: SC says it will hear all issues in the BCCI matter after a week. 3:32 pm: Committee of Administrators (CoA) today mentioned before the Supreme Court about the comments made by cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on Karan Johar’s chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’ and sought directions on appointment of ombudsman to deal with the issue.
2019-01-17testHusband kills wife before committing suicide in Thane - United News of India
About UNI |  Contact us |  JOBS |  Wednesday, Jan 23 2019 | Time 01:40 Hrs(IST) HomeNewsIndiaWorldSports CricketTennis/Badminton/T THockeyFootballTennisEventsAsian GamesOlympics GamesOther Games IPLCommonwealth GamesNational GameSouth Asian GamesBusiness & Economy MarketEconomyScience & TechnologyFeaturesEntertainmentStates EastWestNorthSouthAutoworldStartup WorldPhotoHindiUrduAbout UNIContact usJOBSPRESS RELEASES 4 bodies found in room IndiaWorldSports CricketTennis/Badminton/T THockeyFootballTennisEventsAsian GamesOlympics GamesOther Games IPLCommonwealth GamesNational GameSouth Asian GamesBusiness & Economy Science & Technology FeaturesEntertainment States EastWestNorthSouthAutoworld Startup World States » WestPosted at: Jan 18 2019 1:38AMHusband kills wife before committing suicide in ThaneThane , Jan 17 (UNI) A 40-year-old man from the city’s Sri Nagar locality on Wednesday strangulated his wife to death before committing suicide by hanging himself on Thursday afternoon, police said. Police Inspector (PI) Sulabha Patil of Sri Nagar Police Station told the media that the victims might had some disputes with each other for a long time. "Last night, the husband strangulated wife and remained with the body through all night. His three-year-old daughter was also present during the crime," the PI added.The police have sent the bodies for post-mortem and registered a case of murder against the man and also a case of accidental death following his suicide. According to reports, there is a scribbling on the walls of the house which is purported to be suicide note.The police have identified the victims as Sunil Sangle, 40 and his wife Archana, 35. The daughter of the duo was handed over to her grandmother, the police said. The man was an auto rickshaw driver and his wife worked as a security guard at an IT park in the city.It is learned that after gagging her to death the accused stayed in the room all through the night and also took his daughter out and got her ice cream.Later it was this noon (on Thursday) he informed their family members about the killing of his wife.Subsequently, the family members informed the police and the cops rushed to the spot. The hapless girl child opened the door. The husband and wife found dead in the room.The police also found some scribbling on the walls. Ten persons' name were mentioned there for inciting quarrel between the couple, the reports added. 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2019-01-173 labourers choke to death in sewage treatment plant in Thane - The Tribune India
3 labourers choke to death in sewage treatment plant in Thane Posted at: Jan 17, 2019, 10:52 AM Three labourers died after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning a sewage treatment plant of a local civic body in Thane district of Maharashtra, a police official said on Thursday. The deceased were daily wage labourers and had no formal training in sewage cleaning, he said. The incident took place on Wednesday when the labourers were cleaning a chocked valve in a chamber of the non-operational sewage treatment plant located in Mira Road area, an official at Thane rural police’s control room said. One of the labourers climbed down into the sewage treatment plant to clean it, but felt suffocated and collapsed, he said. Two more labourers later went inside to check their colleague but they also inhaled toxic gas and died, he said. Another 17-year-old labourer, who also inhaled the toxic fumes, was admitted to a hospital where he was undergoing treatment, the official said. The labourers were hired by a civic contractor from near the Mira Road railway station for the cleaning work but they were not given any protective gear like masks, he said. They were also not trained in such cleaning operations, he said. The deceased were identified as Muzaffar Moulik (24), Rafique Mandal (50) and Mofjum (18). The bodies were sent to a local hospital for postmortem, the official said, adding that a probe was under way.
2019-01-17Man held for sodomising minor in Thane - Times of India
Man held for sodomising minor in Thane Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 05:52 IS THANE: A 48-year-old man from Wagle Estate has been arrested for allegedly sodomising a 12-year-old boy. The incident occured on Monday. The accused, Ravindra Sharma is a daily wage worker and lives in Hanuman Nagar, Wagle Estate. The police said, a few kids from the area were playing in the neighbourhood when the accused pulled the victim in his house and sexually abused him. When the boy didn't return for long, his mother went looking for him and heard his crying from a house, the cop said. When she knocked at the door her son came out crying and when she peeped inside, she saw Sharma in a compromising position, the officer added. The victim's mother then raised an alarm and got him arrested.
2019-01-17mid day campaign Dirty police stations at Thane force cops to keep them locked - Mid-Day
mid-day campaign: Dirty police stations at Thane force cops to keep them locked Jan 17, 2019, 19:54 IST This reporter had a sense of been there, done that, during an inspection of the toilets at police stations in Thane. Like the toilets in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai police stations, here too, he was greeted with the now familiar filth, lack of lights, stench, etc. 'Don't we deserve better?' The ground-plus-one structure of the Naupada police station, painted white, attracts good vibes from outside. But step into its toilet and it's the same story. The loos are filthy and stink. There is no exhaust fan. While this reporter was checking the status of the toilets, a constable entered and spat in a corner. "This is a very dirty toilet but we don't have an option so we use it," said the constable. "They (senior officials) come to visit the police station, check the diaries and other stuff, but never bother to check the toilets and officers' rooms. Don't we deserve better infrastructure in police stations?" he questioned. Filthy toilet locked up Located on the busy street of Thane Railway station road near the magistrate's court office compound, the Thane Nagar police station's toilet is so filthy that personnel have sentenced it to be locked up. Constables said, "The toilet is so dirty and in such a sorry state that we have locked it up. If you want to use the loo, go to the magistrate office or to the Zilla Parishad office across the road." Women police also said they use the toilets outside police station. A surprise! The new building for the Rabodi police station was inaugurated in 2015 near Majiwada Naka and has toilets for constabulary and officers on each floor. The condition of the toilets is much better compared to other toilets at police stations in Thane city. "We make sure that every day the toilets are cleaned. Also, we emphasise that the user pours a bucket of water so the stink also gets away. So far we have been successful in maintaining the condition," said a constable on duty. But Vartak Nagar police station has a toilet with no lights and the urinals are stinky. However, the toilet is better than the urinals as it is cleaner. Slippery tiles Kapurbawadi has the biggest area and population in its jurisdiction, making it the busiest police station in the city. But the toilets here seem to be in the worst condition. They have broken doors and the tiles are very slippery. When asked about the maintenance of the toilet, a constable said, "It is hardly cleaned, and the door has a weak latch, which even when fastened, is easily opened if someone pushes it from outside. We need more toilets in the police station to cater to the flow of visitors and also for constables. Wagle Estate police station too has clean urinals as officials and constables make sure the user also locks the toilets after use so that just about anyone cannot use them and leave them unclean. Kopri police station though, has a stinky toilet and is always locked. Police personnel refused to say why it is locked. 35 No. of police stations in the five zones in Thane commissionerate Population and area the stations serve Naupada Population – 5 Lakh Area – 3.5 sq. km Thane Nagar Population: 1.5 lakh Area: 1.5 sq km Rabodi Population: 1.49 lakh Area: 3.2 sq km Kapurbawadi Population: 4.25 lakh Area: 25 sq km Vartak Nagar Population: 6.5 lakh Area: 4 sq km Wagle Estate Population: 4.5 lakh Area: 2.5 sq km Kopri Population: 1.6 lakh Area: 1.95 sq km
2019-01-17Mangroves choking Thane creek to go to save mudflats? - Times of India
Mangroves choking Thane creek to go to save mudflats? Jan 17, 2019, 07:20 IST MUMBAI: The mangrove conservation cell has proposed cutting of mangroves that have grown in Thane creek and are choking the creek, said N Vasudevan, additional principal chief conservator of forests (mangrove cell). “We have prepared a draft management plan for Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary. One of the proposals is to maintain the present mangrove line and all mangroves that grow in the creek beyond this line are to be cut. This is to ensure that mangroves do not overrun mudflats that are feeding grounds for flamingos,” he said. The draft management plan is likely to get a nod in a month. NGO Vanashakti early this month wrote to the state government, warning that nearly 20 acres of Thane creek is already overgrown with mangroves. “The problem which is unfolding itself is inside the creek which is seeing rapid and excessive siltation. This has narrowed the creek’s width and depth. It has created fertile conditions for abundant growth of mangroves inside it,” reads the letter. It has warned that if left unchecked, this will lead to the entire creek becoming a swamp and the blockage in the form of mangroves which is growing rapidly will create huge problems for discharge of sewage and storm water from the city. “The waterways will become unfit for navigation, nor will it help retain habitat for flamingos, mudflats will be lost and with it the feeding grounds of wetland birds,” said D Stalin, director, NGO Vanashakti. Vasudevan said the problem needs to be seen in a larger context as effluents, untreated sewage are being discharged into the creek which fuels growth of mangroves in the creek, he said. In 2015, Bombay Natural History Society in a report on mitigation measures to be adopted for Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link said pollutants in Thane and Mahul-Sewri creeks could be more dangerous than activity of drilling and construction for the bridge. It had recommended that MMRDA and the state government ensure that companies releasing effluents into the creeks set up tertiary treatment plants within five years and see to it that they are functional. Vasudevan said till date there have been no discussions on how to tackle various pollutants in the creek. Stalin said the ideal situation would have been if growth of mangroves was on the landward side rather than inside the creek. The NGO has asked the government to clear embankments on the landward side that prevent spread of tide water onto the land. “There are ample spaces to allow tide water to spread away from the creek. But these lands have been blocked by manmade bunds to grow grass using the city’s sewage. Tourism in the creek will also be severely impacted if the creek becomes unfit for navigation due to shallowness,” said the NGO.
2019-01-17200-yr-old Thane crematorium to reopen on January 26 - Hindustan Times
200-yr-old Thane crematorium to reopen on January 26 The Jawhar Baug Crematorium has catered to several generations — from the Portuguese and British to the present day residents Updated: Jan 18, 2019 01:05 IST Renovation of the 200-year-old Jawhar Baugh Crematorium will be completed by the end of this month and it will be operational from January 26, said civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had claimed to modernise the crematorium, which will have automated machines to reduce pollution and seating space for over 300 people. The Jawhar Baug Crematorium has catered to several generations — from the Portuguese and British to the present day residents. The proposal for the crematorium’s makeover was tabled in August 2017 and an NGO was appointed for the work. Sandeep Malvi, deputy municipal commissioner of TMC, said, “The civic commissioner has given orders to carry out the work on war-footing. Basic installation of machinery and seating arrangements is completed. The work of beautification of the junction opposite the crematorium, painting government buildings around the crematorium to match with it, repairing the footpath and public toilet near the crematorium and installing a high-mast in the junction near the crematorium is still remaining.” Jaiswal has also asked contractors to develop attractive landscapes in the crematorium premises, install ample light arrangements, sound system and signage. The corporation had extended the present area of the crematorium by over 10,000 sq feet, taking over some parts of the nearby residential area, a temple, godowns, public toilets and few residential structures. “Around 27 families are affected in Raghoba Shankar Road, opposite the crematorium. We will be rehabilitating all these families and a proper access road will be developed for the crematorium. The newly upgraded part of the crematorium will be opened for the residents from January 26,” said Malvi. new facilities at the crematorium The crematorium is designed to cater to the increasing population for the next 50 years. There will be six machine-operated wooden pyres along with the logs of wood attached to an automatic trolley. The trolley will enter an enclosed machine, which will absorb the heat, smoke and ash and release it high in the air with the help of a chimney. This will reduce the pollution and stink emanating from the crematorium. The machine will also use merely 25 to 30% of the wood that was required earlier. Around 200 to 250 kg of wood was required for one cremation earlier, which will be reduced to 30 to 35 kg. The machines will also have an option for gas cremation for those who do not want to use wood and opt for an eco-friendly option. The crematorium will also have a separate section for children. The corporation has also constructed a seating arrangement for 300 people in this crematorium. The Jawhar Baugh crematorium is one of the oldest in Thane and is situated in the heart of the city on RS Road in Thane (West). It is a gas crematorium and used by people from Naupada, Ghodbunder, Panchpakhadi and Uthalsar areas. In the last few decades, the population of Thane has increased and thus the corporation had decided to develop this crematorium with advanced facilities.
2019-01-17Debris-laden dumper topples, crushes Thane bizman in car - Times of India
Debris-laden dumper topples, crushes Thane bizman in car A 30-year-old businessman from Thane was crushed to death after a rubble-laden dumper toppled onto his car on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Thursday afternoon. Updated: Jan 18, 2019, 04:21 IST MUMBAI: A 30-year-old businessman from Thane was crushed to death after a rubble-laden dumper toppled onto his car on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Thursday afternoon. The businessman, Sumit Patil (30), who got married a year ago, had gone to Bhayander to meet relatives to distribute 'til gul' a day after Makar Sankranti. Around 2.45 pm, Patil's car was moving alongside the dumper at Kashimira when the heavy vehicle toppled over to the left and hit Patil's car, leaving him under the debris that emptied out of it. While the driver of the dumper fled the scene following the incident, locals and other motorists tried to extricate Patil who was alone in the car. The dumper driver was arrested later.
2019-01-17Who killed the cat? Thane man files police complaint of his cat's murder - Times Now
Who killed the cat? Thane man files police complaint of his cat's murder Updated Jan 17, 2019 | 16:17 IST | Thane: In a bizarre incident in Thane, a man has filed a complaint in Rabodi police station about the murder of his cat. The police are now investigating the case and trying to figure out who killed the cat. 44-year-old Nilesh Malviya, who lived in Vrindavan society of Thane city, was looking after his cat and three kittens for the past seven months. On Monday, Malviya's daughter was looking for his cat when it was found dead in the premises of the society. After that, the Malviya family buried the cat in the premises itself. Malviya saw that someone hit his cat and it died. He then decided to file a police complaint. Malviya approached his nearest police station in Rabodi and filed a complaint about the murder of his cat. On Wednesday morning, the Rabodi police reached on the spot, dug out the cat's body and sent it to a veterinary clinic in Bhiwandi for post mortem. The cause for the death of the cat will only be clear after the examination, said a police official. Rabodi police registered a case against an anonymous person under a relevant IPC section. Police officials said that they were investigating the CCTV footage and also investigating local citizens to get a clue.
2019-01-17Go Back Torrent – Thane Congress protests - Afternoon Voice
Go Back Torrent – Thane Congress protests January 17, 2019 To oppose the privatisation of electricity distribution supply in Thane Mumbra region, Congress party leaders vehemently protested against Torrent Power on Thane streets. If the government doesn’t reconsider its decision to provide the contract to Torrent, they have warned a bigger protest. The decision was taken in a special meeting arranged on Wednesday. The party cadres laid on streets to display their ire and also claimed a foul play of corruption in his move. A warning has been released by Manoj Shinde on behalf of the party that if the privatisation move won’t be taken back the protest will be intensified. A big rage can be seen among the citizens after the privatisation decision. Another all-party protest will happen on Jan. 19.
2019-01-17Expert panel opposes projects on Upvan lake - The Asian Age
Expert panel opposes projects on Upvan lake Published : Jan 18, 2019, 4:28 am IST Mumbai: Thane may soon lose two of its wetlands with the Thane Municipal Corpor-ation (TMC) proposing development projects on two lakes. The TMC has proposed a floating stage on the Upvan lake, one of the largest lakes in Thane, while the site will also be used for conducting the last rites. However, an expert panel constituted by the Thane collector for surveying the wetlands has asked the TMC to stop the proposal. The panel was formed only after the high court order directing the state to notify its wetlands. Following the high court order, only five lakes in Thane city have been notified as wetlands i.e. the Upvan, Masunda, Siddheshwar, Thane Jail, and Railadevi lakes. The expert committee constituted by the Thane collector has been tasked with surveying the wetlands and studying their biodiversity. The TMC recently cleared two proposals worth Rs 22 crores. “The work of constructing the compound wall in the lake has begun. According to the HC order, no new development project or construction is permissible in the notified wetlands and the site has to be restored if there has been any work,” said Rohit Joshi, Thane-based activist and committee member. Environmentalists have highlighted that Thane city, known for its wetland cover, now has only five wetlands notified, and that the development work will hamper the ecosystem of these lakes. “We do not even know if the floating stage for the art festival held on Upvan lake is temporary or permanent. But in any case, it is going to destroy the biodiversity of the lake. Excessive lighting and concrete could lead to loss of marine life,” said Correia Clara, another member of the expert committee.
2019-01-17‘Taste of Maharashtra’ — Cultural Fest in Thane from Jan 23 to 30 - Afternoon Voice
‘Taste of Maharashtra’ — Cultural Fest in Thane from Jan 23 to 30 January 17, 2019 With the initiative of Thane Shiv Sena President and TMC Chamber’s leader Naresh Mhaske, an innovative cultural fest titled as ‘Chav Maharashtrachi ‘ (Taste of Maharashtra) has been organised from January 23 to 30 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Maidan Jambhali naka, Thane. The event has been conceptualised by ‘Creative Hook’ an organisation founded by Ranjana Khanolkar. The fest will exhibit various cultural activities, culinary culture, textiles, jewellery, traditional music poetry prevailed across the state. A replica of typical Maharashtrian village would be set up at the location conceptualised by renowned creative director Nishikant Prabhukhanolkar to experience the essence of rural life of the state. Stalls of traditional eatery, handicrafts, textiles will cater the public who wants to experience culture of Maharashtra. The Maharashtra fest will see many dignitaries from politics, Marathi film industry, and classical music. PWD Minister and Thane Shivsena leader Eknath Shinde , Marathi actor Subodh Bhave,Sandeep Kulkarni, Mangesh Desai, renowned artists from classical music like Pandit Nayan Ghosh , Ashatai Kadhilkar etc. will attend the event.
2019-01-17Maharashtra: Thane BJP leader arrested with 170 weapons - The Indian Express
Maharashtra: Thane BJP leader arrested with 170 weapons Updated: January 17, 2019 7:05:07 am A local BJP leader attached to the party’s Dombivli city unit in Thane has been arrested for allegedly possessing and selling weapons illegally out of his clothing shop. Dhananjay Kulkarni (49), vice-president of the Dombivli unit of the BJP, was arrested on Tuesday and 170 weapons seized from his shop, including 10 choppers, an airgun, 62 pistols, 38 button knives, an axe and other sharp weapons worth Rs 2 lakh, said the Thane crime branch. State BJP leaders, however, said he no longer holds any post in the party. “Kulkarni owned a ground floor store at Arihant buildings in Tilak Nagar, Dombivali. The shop, Tapasya House of Fashion, was also a shop for illegal weapons, we had received information,” said a senior officer. Kulkarni had allegedly bought the weapons from Crawford market in Mumbai and from dealers in Punjab and Rajasthan, police said. “We sent a decoy customer on Monday night, who confirmed the presence of illegal weapons in the shop. We raided the shop on Tuesday and arrested Kulkarni. He claims that he was selling the weapons because he wanted to make money quickly to pay off loans,” said an officer. Kulkarni allegedly taken a loan for his garment business and other personal loans. Meanwhile, politics in Maharashtra heated up following the arms seizure, with the Opposition targeting CM Devendra Fadnavis and the BJP. NCP state president Jayant Patil said, “We demand an explanation from the chief minister. What is the BJP planning to do with the use of such illegal weapons?” Taking another dig, Patil added, “There is no need for anti-social elements when BJP workers themselves are working like them.” Pulwama terror attack: What is Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terror group that attacked the CRPF convoy Accusing the BJP of “resorting to incite violence”, the Congress demanded a high-level probe into the issue. Party’s state spokesperson Sachin Sawant said, “The BJP senses defeat in the upcoming polls, and has begun resorting to religious polarisation and inciting violence. We are demanding an independent high-level inquiry in the matter.” Sawant added: “Houses of all the BJP workers (in the state) should be checked.” A local BJP source said: “Dhananjay Kulkarni has been selling antique weapons. It is used for public rallies or fancy dress competitions and rallies… It appears that some of his business rivals were trying to malign him.”
2019-01-173 Labourers Die After Inhaling Toxic Gas In Thane Sewage Treatment Plant - NDTV News
3 Labourers Die After Inhaling Toxic Gas In Thane Sewage Treatment Plant The incident took place on Wednesday when the labourers were cleaning a chocked valve in a chamber of the non-operational sewage treatment plant located in Thane's Mira Road. Updated: January 17, 2019 13:09 IST THANE: Three labourers died after inhaling toxic gas while cleaning a sewage treatment plant of a local civic body in Maharashtra's Thane, police said on Thursday. The dead men were daily wage labourers and had no formal training in sewage cleaning, police said. Police added that the labourers were hired by a civic contractor, but were not given any protection gear, like masks. The incident took place on Wednesday when the labourers were cleaning a chocked valve in a chamber of the non-operational sewage treatment plant located in Thane's Mira Road. Police said one of the labourers climbed down into the sewage treatment plant to clean it. He, however, felt suffocated and collapsed. When two other labourers went inside to check on him, they died after inhaling toxic gas. The dead labourers were identified as Muzaffar Moulik (24), Rafique Mandal (50) and Mofjum (18). Another labourer, 17, who also inhaled the toxic fumes, was admitted to a hospital where he was undergoing treatment, police said. The bodies were sent to a local hospital for postmortem, the official said, adding that a probe was underway.
2019-01-17testZilla Parishad joins hands with Varkari sect to spread Swachh Bharat Mission awareness - United News of India
Zilla Parishad joins hands with Varkari sect to spread Swachh Bharat Mission awareness Posted at: Jan 17 2019 7:33PM Thane, Jan 17 (UNI) The Thane Zilla Parishad(ZP) has mooted the unique thought of roping in the Varkari sect for spreading the social message of cleanliness and hygiene under the Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM). Known for its strict moral values, the Varkari sect adulates the Hindu deity Vithoba and holds an annual pilgrimage to the sacred town of Pandharpur in the Solapur district of Maharashtra.
2019-01-16Uptick in reading, arithmetic skills among rural students - Mumbai Mirror
Uptick in reading, arithmetic skills among rural studentsYou are in an offline modeUptick in reading, arithmetic skills among rural studentsMumbai Mirror | Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 06:15 ISTPrint this articleReduce font sizeIncrease font sizeShare Although there is improvement in their reading and arithmetic skills, students from rural Maharashtra are still slow on the uptake for basic language and Math, as per the Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2018 released on Tuesday. The ASER survey conducted by NGO Pratham, covered 33 districts in the state, including Thane and Palghar, but excluded Mumbai owing to the city's complex geography. Around 26,000 students in the age group of upto 16 were surveyed for reading and calculation skills and a total of 1,000 schools were surveyed for infrastructure availability. Data showed that 66 per cent Class V students from rural schools can read Class II level text. The figure is well above the national average of 44.2 per cent, but well below 74.3 per cent level of 2008. As for arithmetic, 31.7 per cent Class V students can solve divisions as compared to 22.7 per cent nationally. This is again much below the 2008 level of 49.6 per cent. A telling indicator of the government's false belief in educational progress, only 69 per cent of Class VIII students could read Class II level text, which is again less than that of the 2008 figure. The survey also found that 28 per cent of toilets in rural schools were not usable and that 45 per cent of computers were lying unused. Using the findings to commend his party's achievements, education minister Vinod Tawde said that the state had performed better compared to 2014 owing to the slew of education programmes targeted at improving basic skills of the students. Pratham co-founder Farida Lambay and Director Training and Content Development Usha Rane too praised the state's effort, as they released the report in Tawde's presence. Students in zilla parishad schools are not too far behind those in private schools, the education minister said. FROM AROUND THE WEB Max King - spreading happiness in your married life !Ad Max AyurvedaStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.mAd Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Mahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet.Ad Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiNew year offer @12,019 INR annual fees-Snap Fitness IndiaAd Snap FitnessCan your health insurance give you a global cover?Ad TATA AIGFather-son duo nabbed during 'eat and run' attemptMUMBAI MIRRORI will sign an agreement if he signs: SinghaniasMUMBAI MIRRORNow, a blue light will make local trains saferMUMBAI MIRROR Diversification is the best strategy to deal with emotions.Ad UTI MUTUAL FUNDBe a professional traderAd iForexCheck out Apartments Near Mysore Road.Ad Provident Housing LtdThis policy gets you cashless facility in 4000+ hospitals!Ad IFFCO TOKIOHealthcare cost disparities and the Ayushman Bharat Scheme!Ad LEXISNEXIS RISK SOLUTIONSVisit Cities That Already Feel Like The FutureAd Booking.comStrike’s our last resort to surviveMUMBAI MIRRORWet-leasing buses alone can fix BEST mess: BMC chiefMUMBAI MIRROR#MeToo: Woman accuses Hirani of sexual assaultMUMBAI MIRROR
2019-01-16SGNP poacher fished illegally inside park; Thane cops recover his weapons - Hindustan Times
SGNP poacher fished illegally inside park; Thane cops recover his weapons Sushant Bhowar is a resident of Patona Pada at Yeoor range of the national park Updated: Jan 17, 2019 00:33 IST A probe initiated by the forest department revealed that Sushant Dashrath Bhowar, who was arrested on Tuesday by the Thane police for poaching protected bird species inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), was also involved in illegal fishing inside the park — an offence under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The police also recovered the airgun Bhowar used to kill the birds. “During questioning, Bhowar confessed to killing two pond herons between November and December. The accused killed the birds as they were easy prey and ate them inside the park itself,” said an investigating officer. The forest department also filed fresh charges against Bhowar and two others who hauled 100kg fish a month from compartment 101 at Chenna belt of SGNP in the past four years. “We will produce Bhowar in Thane court on Thursday and request for his custody for two days to continue the investigation,” the officer said. Bhowar is a resident of Patona Pada at Yeoor range of the national park. A poaching racket was busted at Film City on December 31 and eight people were arrested for setting up wire snares and killing a deer and a leopard. The accused revealed they had killed a deer in 2016 inside the national park, which prompted SGNP to carry out an independent investigation into similar instances over the years. The other accused — Suraj Bhawar and Bhavesh Thakare — are residents of Patona Pada and Vanicha Pada at Yeoor range. “Both accused are absconding and their neighbours refused to divulge any information about them. The duo will be arrested soon,” the officer said. An officer from Thane commissionerate said Bhowar had killed more than 24 birds, including protected species, inside SGNP in the past two years. Senior inspector Pradip Girdhar from Vartak Nagar police station said, “We arrested Bhowar on Tuesday night recovered an airgun, an axe and a camera. He had purchased the gun [?13000] and camera [?5,000] from Crawford Market in 2017. He has confessed to killing birds and selling their meat. A probe has been launched to find out the people who purchased meat from Bhowar.”
2019-01-16Swords, Guns, Knives Seized From BJP Worker's Shop In Thane - NDTV News
Swords, Guns, Knives Seized From BJP Worker's Shop In Thane Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy chief of BJP's Dombivli city unit in Thane district, has been arrested, the police said. Updated: January 16, 2019 19:13 IST THANE: A large number of weapons, including more than 170 guns, swords, machetes and knives, were recovered from a shop of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker in Maharashtra, the police said today. Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy chief of BJP's Dombivli city unit in Thane district, has been arrested, the police said. The weapons were recovered in a raid conducted by the Kalyan Crime Branch. "Following a tip-off, the raid was conducted at Tapasya House of Fashion, which sells fashion accessories and cosmetic products," a police official said. "Around 170 weapons, including eight air guns, 10 swords, 38 press button knives, 25 choppers, nine kukris, nine guptis (bladed weapon concealed in a wooden case), five knives, three axes and a sickle were recovered from the shop," he added. These weapons were kept on sale at the shop, he said. "The seized weapons are collectively worth Rs. 1.86 lakh. The outlet has been in operation since seven months," the official said. "Kulkarni had procured the arms from Crawford Market in south Mumbai, and from Punjab and Rajasthan," he added. Mr Kulkarni was produced before a local court on Tuesday, which remanded him in judicial custody. The NCP demanded an explanation from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the arms seizure. State NCP president Jayant Patil said the incident showed the manner in which the BJP wanted to rule. "What kind of riots does the BJP want to incite by use of these weapons?" he said. "If the BJP office-bearers possess illegal weapons, there is no need of anti-social elements and terrorists. Looks like their work is done by the BJP office-bearers," he said.
2019-01-16Thane man arrested for alleged sexual assault of his 4-year-old son over two years - Hindustan Times
Thane man arrested for alleged sexual assault of his 4-year-old son over two years According to Thane police, the accused was first caught by his wife, who had warned him. But he continued molesting his son and threatened his wife that he would kill the boy if she complained to anyone. Updated: Jan 16, 2019 10:04 IST A 45-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting his four-year-old son for two years at Kasarwadavli in Thane. According to Thane police, the accused was first caught by his wife, who had warned him. But he continued molesting his son and threatened his wife that he would kill the boy if she complained to anyone. When the accused’s son was two-years-old, his wife had caught her husband touching the boy’s private parts for the first time. “The mother had warned the accused to desist from doing any such act, else she would complain to the police,” said a police officer from Thane commissionerate. However, the accused continued molesting his minor son whenever his wife would go out of the house. The accused used to beat his son if he cried during the act, police said. “The accused continued molesting his son for over two years. He would threaten his wife of killing their son if she disclosed it to anyone,” the police officer said. On Monday evening, the wife approached the police to lodge a complaint against her husband. The accused was arrested on Monday itself under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and The Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO).
2019-01-16BJP functionary held after seizure of over 170 weapons from Thane store - Devdiscourse
BJP functionary held after seizure of over 170 weapons from Thane store Updated: 16-01-2019 18:41 IST A large haul of weapons, including over 170 guns, swords, machetes and knives, was recovered from the shop of a local BJP functionary in Maharashtra, police said Wednesday. Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy chief of BJP's Dombivli city unit in Thane district, from whose store the seizure was made, has been arrested, police said. The weapons were recovered in a raid conducted by the Kalyan Crime Branch, police said. Kulkarni was arrested after police raided his fashion accessories store and recovered around 170 weapons, including air guns, swords and knives, an official said. The raid was conducted at the shop located in Tilak Nagar area in Dombivli on Monday night and Kulkarni, 49, who owns the shop, was arrested Tuesday morning, police said. A local BJP leader said Kulkarni is the vice president of the party's Dombivli unit. "Following a tip-off, the raid was conducted at Tapasya House of Fashion, which sells fashion accessories and cosmetic products," a police officer said. "Around 170 weapons, including eight air guns, 10 swords, 38 press button knives, 25 choppers, nine kukris, nine guptis (bladed weapon concealed in a wooden case), five knives, three axes and a sickle were recovered from the shop," he added. These weapons were kept on sale at the shop, he said. "The seized weapons are collectively worth Rs 1.86 lakh. The outlet has been in operation for seven months," the official said. "Kulkarni had procured the arms from Crawford Market in south Mumbai, and from Punjab and Rajasthan," he said. Kulkarni was Tuesday produced before a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody, police said. The NCP demanded an explanation from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the arms seizure from the BJP functionary's fashion accessories store. State NCP president Jayant Patil said the incident showed the manner in which the BJP wanted to rule. "What kind of riots does the BJP want to incite by use of these weapons?" he said and demanded an explanation from Fadnavis on this issue. "If the BJP office-bearers possess illegal weapons, there is no need of anti-social elements and terrorists. Looks like their work is done by the BJP office-bearers," he said.
2019-01-16BJP office bearer held with over 170 weapons in Thane - Devdiscourse
BJP office bearer held with over 170 weapons in Thane Updated: 16-01-2019 15:45 IST An office-bearer of the Dombivli unit of the BJP was arrested after police raided his fashion accessories store and recovered around 170 weapons, including air guns, swords and knives, an official said Wednesday. The raid was conducted at the shop located in Tilak Nagar area in Dombivli on Monday night and the shop owner- Dhananjay Kulkarni (49)- was arrested early Tuesday morning, the official said. The BJP confirmed that Kulkarni is the vice president of the party's Dombivli unit. "Following a tip-off, the raid was conducted at Tapasya House of Fashion, which sells fashion accessories and cosmetic products," Sanju John, senior inspector of Kalyan unit of Thane Crime Branch, said. "Around 170 weapons, including eight air guns, 10 swords, 38 press button knives, 25 choppers, nine kukris, nine guptis (bladed weapon concealed in a wooden case), five knives, three axes and one sickle, were recovered from the shop," he added. These weapons were kept on sale at the shop, he added. "The seized weapons are collectively worth Rs 1.86 lakh. The outlet has been in operation since the last over seven months," the official said. "Kulkarni had procured the arms from Crawford Market in south Mumbai, as well as from Punjab and Rajasthan," John added. Kulkarni was Tuesday produced before a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody, police said. When contacted, BJP's Dombivli unit president Sanjay Bidwadkar said Kulkarni is currently the vice president of the unit and also its committee member. "We still don't know exactly why he has been arrested. The material seized from his shop is antique and there nothing more to it," Bidwadkar said. Further investigation into the case was on.
2019-01-1661 Maharashtra villages agree to give land for bullet train project: Officials - India Today
61 Maharashtra villages agree to give land for bullet train project: Officials At present, 20 villages in Thane, 39 in Palghar and two in Mumbai have given consent for the project. UPDATED: January 16, 2019 20:42 IST In a major boost to the bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, 61 out of 104 villages along the proposed route have given consent for land acquisition. Sushma Gaur, spokesperson of National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) confirmed this and said the process of land acquisition for the bullet train project was expected to be completed by mid 2019. On Wednesday (January 16), district officials in Thane visited Maje-Shil village and surveyed the area. Many of the villagers who were earlier reluctant to allow the survey have now given consent, officials claimed. At present, 20 villages in Thane, 39 in Palghar and two in Mumbai have given consent for the project. "We are being able to clear doubts in people's mind and convince them to give their land for this project," said an official from the district collector's office. According to NHSRCL, the first bullet train may run between Surat and Bilimora by 2022. The bullet train will cover a stretch of around 48 kilometers in 15 minutes. However, the deadline for the stretch between Mumbai and Ahmedabad (508 km) is 2023. Villagers are being asked to give land so that pillars for the train can be erected. In Thane, the train will pass through 26 villages and affect over 200 farmers. Brian Lobo of the Kashtakari Sanghatan, a union of farm workers, said: "There may be some villages which may have given consent for land acquisition. At present, there is no data on who all have agreed to it. It is possible that villagers have given their consent under some project. During our visit to Bharodi village, we found people who said they have not consented." The bullet train project will affect agricultural land in Thane and Palghar district. It will start from Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai and will reach Thane and pass via Vasai and Virar. From there, it will head towards Gujarat. Since the route in Mumbai will be underground, not much land will be required inside the city. Agri Yuvak Sanghtana, a framers' group in Thane, is opposing the bullet train. They alleged that farmers are being pressured to agree to give up their land. The group has alleged that recently a farmer, Goma Patil, died due to the stress of giving up his land. "As per our knowledge, very few villagers have given their consent for the bullet train project. The bullet train is of no use to the villagers. It will lead to loss of livelihood and will have impact on environment as it will pass through area forested by mangroves," the group said.
2019-01-16MCPS to hire consultant to assist in superintendent search - The Missoulian
MCPS to hire consultant to assist in superintendent search CAMERON EVANS cameron.evans@missoulian.com Cameron Evans K-12 Education Jan 15, 2019 Updated 16 hrs ago Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Missoula County Public Schools Trustees voted Tuesday to contract with Ray and Associates Inc., an an estimated cost of $20,000, to assist the district in the search for a new superintendent.Ray and Associates is a firm that assists districts across the country in educational executive leadership searches.MCPS previously issued a request to hire a recruitment firm to identify candidates for the district’s superintendent position. They received four submissions: from Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates; McPherson & Jacobson LLC; the Montana School Boards Association, and Ray and Associates Inc. “Selecting the superintendent is probably the most important thing that we do here, considering the gravity of the position,” Trustee Michael Smith said in the meeting, adding that he feels the district has been lucky to work with Superintendent Mark Thane over the last few years.The search for a new superintendent comes after Thane’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the current school year.At the meeting, MCPS trustees reviewed proposals from each of the four groups interested in working as a consultant to the district, discussed the pros and cons of each, and graded each applicant based on three different sets of criteria at Tuesday night’s meeting.The highest grading emphasis was placed on the experience and strengths of the consulting firm, which included the firm’s track record and superintendent recruitment experience; its ability to facilitate a search process that includes community engagement, timeliness and transparency; and its knowledge of business and education communities in Montana and surrounding states, among other criteria.Trustees put equal emphasis on the firm’s estimated cost, and its scope of service, which included the firm’s ability to clearly articulate its approach how the firm considers the mission and vision of MCPS, and engages MCPS staff and the Missoula community. Once hired, the consultant will work with the board to discuss the candidates’ experience and personal characteristics, advise the board, create a job description and determine qualifications, gather information from the community and MCPS staff, process applications, handle logistics, determine finalists, and work with the district to transition the new superintendent.Trustees previously said they will first offer the position to internal candidates who are interested. Ray and Associates will consider both traditional and non-traditional candidates, according to its proposal packet. The estimated $20,000 search cost would be in addition to interview costs for each candidate. Pat McHugh, executive director of Business and Operations, said the district did not pay to recruit a new superintendent when it hired Thane, who was an internal candidate. The district previously paid the Montana School Boards Association $6,500 to hire Alex Apostle, who preceded Thane, according to McHugh.McHugh said he did not yet know how much would be offered to the new superintendent, but noted that Thane is currently paid a base of approximately $165,000.The new superintendent will be responsible for heading MCPS, which serves approximately 9,400 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and employs 1,400 individuals. The new superintendent will begin following Thane’s retirement on June 30.Thane was appointed superintendent of Missoula County Public Schools in 2015 after a long career at MCPS. Before serving as the district’s superintendent, Thane was a teacher and worked his way up to principal, executive regional director and executive director of human resources and labor relations. He has worked in the district for 39 years.Thane previously told the Missoulian that he had been considering retirement for a while and felt it was an appropriate time as the district is nearing the end of its five-year strategic plan. Thane previously said he feels there should be new leadership to develop and execute a new strategic plan going forward.Shortly before the meeting, the district also announced it would postpone discussion of the lockdown that occurred at Sentinel High School on Monday after a loaded magazine was found. The discussion will now take place during a parent forum on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Sentinel High School. District administrators will provide updates on the investigation, answer questions and listen to concerns at the forum. ? Subscribe to Daily Headlines Sign up! * I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy. Love 0 Funny 0 Wow 0 Sad 0 Angry 0 You must be logged in to react. Click any reaction to login. Facebook Twitter
2019-01-16Mumbai, Pune real estate surges: Residential sales rise over 50% in Oct-Dec - The Financial Express
Mumbai, Pune real estate surges: Residential sales rise over 50% in Oct-Dec Published: January 16, 2019 7:00 PM The residential unit sales in Pune and Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane jumped by a well over 50% each in the Oct-Dec 2018 quarter from the previous year, whereas sale in Gurugram area including Bhiwadi, Dharuhera and Sohna fell by over 25% on-year during the quarter, a report showed. The residential unit sales in Pune and Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane jumped by a well over 50% each in the Oct-Dec 2018 quarter from the previous year, whereas sale in Gurugram area including Bhiwadi, Dharuhera and Sohna fell by over 25% on-year during the quarter, a report showed. In good news for the real estate industry, overall residential sales in the top nine cities jumped by 30% on-year to 73,691 units in the third quarter of the current financial year 2018-19, PropTiger.com said in a report. However, the sales in the quarter were down 8% from the previous quarter, largely due to the fallout of liquidity issues in the NBFC sector after the IL&FS crisis. “The growth momentum typically seen during festival seasons was not seen during the last season due to the liquidity crunch caused by the snowballing of the IL&FS issue, which slowed down home loan disbursals and new sanctions by large Home Finance Companies,” Ankur Dhawan, Chief Investment Officer, PropTiger.com, said in the report. The highest growth was seen in the city of Pune, where 15,669 units were sold in Q3 FY19, as compared to 9,877 in Q3 FY18, recording a growth of 59% on-year, the report said. It was followed by Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane (26,067 units in Q3 FY19 vs 16,929 units in Q3 FY18, at a growth of 54%). In fact, an improvement in sales was seen in all the nine cities that were taken into account except Gurugram, where non-approval of affordable housing hit sales. In Gurugram, only 3,711 units were sold in Q3 FY19, down 26% from 5,017 units sold in Q3 FY18.
2019-01-16Thane: Arms seized in raid at shop, Dombivli BJP leader held - Times of India
Thane: Arms seized in raid at shop, Dombivli BJP leader held Jan 16, 2019, 16:04 IST THANE: An office-bearer of the Dombivli unit of the BJP was arrested after police raided his fashion accessories store and recovered around 170 weapons, including air guns, swords and knives, an official said Wednesday. The raid was conducted at the shop located in Tilak Nagar area in Dombivli on Monday night and the shop owner- Dhananjay Kulkarni (49)- was arrested early Tuesday morning, the official said. The BJP confirmed that Kulkarni is the vice president of the party's Dombivli unit. "Following a tip-off, the raid was conducted at Tapasya House of Fashion, which sells fashion accessories and cosmetic products," Sanju John, senior inspector of Kalyan unit of Thane Crime Branch, said. "Around 170 weapons, including eight air guns, 10 swords, 38 press button knives, 25 choppers, nine kukris, nine guptis (bladed weapon concealed in a wooden case), five knives, three axes and one sickle, were recovered from the shop," he added. These weapons were kept on sale at the shop, he added. "The seized weapons are collectively worth Rs 1.86 lakh. The outlet has been in operation since the last over seven months," the official said. "Kulkarni had procured the arms from Crawford Market in south Mumbai, as well as from Punjab and Rajasthan," John added. Kulkarni was Tuesday produced before a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody, police said. When contacted, BJP's Dombivli unit president Sanjay Bidwadkar said Kulkarni is currently the vice president of the unit and also its committee member. "We still don't know exactly why he has been arrested. The material seized from his shop is antique and there nothing more to it," Bidwadkar said. Further investigation into the case was on.
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2019-01-16Pfizer to close two manufacturing plants in India - Chemistry World
Pfizer to close two manufacturing plants in India 16 January 2019 Pfizer has announced its IKKT and Aurangabad plants in India will close ‘as soon as possible in 2019’ in a move affecting almost 6% of its manufacturing workforce. The two sites have already ceased production, Pfizer confirmed, after a review found the sites were ‘not viable’ following ‘very significant long term loss of product demand’. IKKT, near Chennai, accounts for around 1000 employees in Pfizer’s 30,000-strong global manufacturing staff, with a further 700 in Aurangabad. The plants focused solely on antibiotic drugs for export, with IKKT specialising in injectable cephalosporin and Maxipime, and both plants producing penems and penicillin. Both sites were acquired by the pharma giant in its $17 billion (£11 billion) buyout of Hospira in 2015. The IKKT plant temporarily suspended operations last year after a visit from the US Food and Drug Administration, which found problems with its microbiology laboratory, standard operating procedures and discrepancies in test sample weights. The closures come three years after operations ceased at Pfizer’s site in Thane, which was initially commissioned in the 1960s. However, Pfizer stated it remained committed to its presence in India, such as its current expansion at its Vizag (Visakhapatnam) site, which exports to the US ‘and eventually we expect to Canada’.
2019-01-16Man 'camera trapped' with gun in SGNP confesses to be bird shooter - Daily News & Analysis
Man 'camera trapped' with gun in SGNP confesses to be bird shooter Sushant Bhawar Sushant Bhawar seen with a gun that was captured in camera trap Share Written By Virat A Singh  Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 10:23 AM IST A day after his arrest after on charges of poaching, Sushant Bhawar (29) confessed to shooting birds. A Thane court has also granted the forest department his custody till January 17 for further investigations. DNA on Tuesday had reported how Thane Crime Branch on Saturday had arrested Bhawar, a resident of Vanichapada, Yeoor at Thane, for stealing a camera trap to record small wild cats movement.  Incidentally, the camera trap had captured his image wherein he was seen holding a big air gun over his shoulder inside the protected forest area at Yeoor. The accused has confessed to stealing the camera to cover his tracks. Rajendra Pawar, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Yeoor Range, SGNP said that now that they have the custody of the accused they would first recover the gun. "We will visit the sites along with the accused to find the locations where he hunted birds. We will also try to find out the identity of the other two people who were caught on the camera trap along with him," he said, adding parallel investigations will also be carried out to find if they are linked with any other cases of poaching. Sources in the forest department said that as of now it seems that Bhawar used to frequent areas inside as well as outside the protected forest on a regular basis and could have been poaching regularly. Ever since they found the image of Bhawar and others inside the protected area, they have intensified patrolling, claims a senior SGNP official. RED ALERT The police believe that this arrest could end up helping blow up the lid over yet another poaching racket going on in and around SGNP    Ever since they found the image of Bhawar and others inside the protected area, the forest officials have intensified patrolling, claims a SGNP official shooting poaching birds Forest Department Thane Crime Branch Rajendra Pawar Yeoor Range Sushant Bhawar camera trap bird shooter Entertainment Must Reads Rajkumar Hirani's fall from grace 'Yes, I am in love', Ankita Lokhande finally confirms dating businessman Vicky Jain No change in surname for Deepika Padukone after marriage to Ranveer:I’ve worked extremely hard to create my own identity After a year-long battle, is Sunil Grover finally ready to return to The Kapil Sharma Show? Next story Industry honchos to grace Entrepreneurship Cell summit of IIT-Bombay Next Story Home India World Business Technology Sports Entertainment Epaper FOLLOW US ON About DNA Contact us Investors Advertise Reprint Rights Partner Sites Zee News Hindi News Marathi News Bengali News Tamil News Malayalam News Zee Business WION ©2019 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.
2019-01-15Thane leaders oppose power privatisation move - Times of India
Thane leaders oppose power privatisation move Thane leaders oppose power privatisation movePTI | Jan 15, 2019, 16:35 ISTTHANE: Political leaders cutting across party lines have opposed handing over of power distribution duties in three electricity sub divisions of Thane to a private player. These leaders had on Monday met at the circuit house and among those who attended were Mumbra-Kalwa MLA (NCP) Jitendra Awhad, Shiv Sena MLA Subhash Bhoir, BJP MLA Kisan Kathore and Kalyan Shiv Sena district unit chief Gopal Landge. These leaders claimed that the experiment to privatise electricity supply in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi had failed and, hence, it should not be expanded to newer regions of the district. They also claimed that people were opposed to the entry of private players in place of the state-run Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) in this region. On January 3 this year, private firm Torrent Power announced it had been appointed as electricity distribution franchisee for three sub-divisions under Thane urban circle of Maharashtra. "The company has emerged as winner of competitive bidding process conducted by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) for appointment of input based distribution franchisee for distribution of electricity in Shil, Mumbra and Kalwa sub-divisions under Thane urban circle, for 20 years," Torrent Power had said in a BSE filing. Shil, Mumbra and Kalwa sub-divisions have a customer base of 2.15 lakh, the filing said. The firm is also the electricity distribution franchisee in Bhiwandi since 2007 for a period of 20 years. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Shocking- Doctor lost 35kg with this easy 100% natural trick Good Life NutritionBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago! Brigade GroupMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityZero Commission Plans are better than Mutual Funds & FDs CoverfoxShare brand tale on TOI & reach 270+ million users via CAN Times of IndiaSridevi Bungalow - Official TeaserThe Times Of India
2019-01-15Murder convict who jumped parole nabbed by Thane cops - Times of India
Murder convict who jumped parole nabbed by Thane cops Murder convict who jumped parole nabbed by Thane copsPTI | Jan 15, 2019, 19:38 ISTTHANE: A murder convict who jumped parole in 2006 while undergoing life imprisonment in Pune's Yerawada Jail was nabbed by Thane police on Monday, an official said. Police said the convict had changed his name and was working as an agent near the Panvel tehsildar's office and had even been arrested on January 10 this year by Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe. Senior inspector Nitin Thackeray of Thane police's Crime Branch Unit 1 said Kishore Raghunath Gaikwad (45) was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Alibaug court in 2003 for murdering Panvel-resident Mukund Mhatre in December, 1997. He jumped bail in 2006 and started living under a fake identity as Kishore Ramchandra Mhatre and passed himself off to people as a resident of Usarli in Panvel, police said. "Gaikwad, as a runaway convict, took up work as an agent outside the Panvel tehsil office under the new identity and was arrested on January 10 this year by the ACB for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a man who had some work there. He got out on bail the next day in this case," an official said. Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Thackeray nabbed Gaikwad from the Vitava check post area on Monday, the official said. "He insisted he was Kishore Ramchandra Mhatre and not Kishore Gaikwad. After sustained interrogation by police, he accepted he was Kishore Gaikwad, a murder convict who had jumped parole," the official said. He was handed over to Kalamboli police for further action as a case had been registered there against him in 2013 for jumping parole, the official added. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Shocking- Doctor lost 35kg with this easy 100% natural trick Good Life NutritionBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago! Brigade GroupMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityZero Commission Plans are better than Mutual Funds & FDs CoverfoxPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.m Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Kaasura - Official TeaserThe Times Of India
2019-01-15Man arrested for sodomising 12-year-old boy in Maharashtra's Thane - The New Indian Express
Man arrested for sodomising 12-year-old boy in Maharashtra's Thane The accused Ravindra Sharma was brought to the police station by residents where a case under section 377 of the IPC and POCSO Act was registered. Share Via Email Published: 15th January 2019 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2019 11:07 AM   |  A+A A- For representational purposes By PTI THANE: A 48-year-old man was arrested in Thane city for allegedly sodomising a minor, police said Tuesday. Police identified the accused as Ravindra Sharma, a resident of Hanuman Nagar in Wagle Estate area of the city. A Shrinagar police station official said the 12-year-old victim had gone out to play with his friends on Monday. "Concerned that he had not returned home even after a long time, the victim's mother went looking for him and heard him crying inside a house in the neighbourhood," the official said. "The boy on seeing his mother ran out of the house crying. She found the accused in an objectionable condition inside the house. She raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who pinned down the accused," he added. Sharma was brought to the police station by residents where a case under section 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.) TAGS Maharashtra crime Thane crime O P E N Comments Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time. Latest AAP MP Sanjay Singh threatens protests if FIR not scrapped for march against demolition of temples SC bans transportation of extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya Veteran journalist and media trade union pioneer Rajendra Prabhu passes away Janata Congress Chhattisgarh leader Ajit Jogi meets Mayawati in Delhi Panel moots ban on election day ads in papers; but law unlikely to change before Lok Sabha polls SC to examine afresh plea for framing of law to deal with custodial torture Videos KUMBH MELA 2019: Devotees take a dip in the Sangam on Makar Sankranti Road safety gallery inaugurated at Chennai police commissioner's office Gallery Happy Birthday Mayawati: Political journey of the Dalit stalwart Cuteness alert! Good boys attend national-level dog show in Mysore Trending FOLLOW US Copyright - newindianexpress.com 2019 The Morning Standard | Dinamani | Kannada Prabha | Samakalika Malayalam | Indulgexpress | Edex Live | Cinema Express | Event Xpress Contact Us | About Us | Careers | Privacy Policy | Search | Terms of Use | Advertise With Us Home | Nation | World | Cities | Business | Columns | Entertainment | Sport | Magazine | The Sunday Standard flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp Next
2019-01-15Thane: 14 women booked for self-immolation bid over delayed housing project - Times of India
Thane: 14 women booked for self-immolation bid over delayed housing project Thane: 14 women booked for self-immolation bid over delayed housing projectGitesh Shelke | TNN | Jan 15, 2019, 18:46 ISTPUNE: Police booked 14 women for allegedly attempting self immolation at an open plot at Keshavnagar in Mundhwa over a delayed housing project. The women claimed that the piece of the land is owned by a cooperative housing society and a realty firm was supposed to develop an apartment building on the plot where they were supposed to get flats. A prominent builder from Keshavnagar lodged a complaint against the women. According to the police, the plot is located in the Gayran area (village land) in Keshavnagar. The land is currently owned by a prominent builder in the city. The women forcefully entered the land parcel after issuing threats to the security guards. The women also asked construction workers not to carry out work on the land as it belonged to them. The women claimed that a housing society has promised them flats in the building which is supposed to come up at the spot. When the builder’s staff showed them the documents of the land and asked them to vacate the plot, the women attempted to commit suicide by dousing themselves with petrol. Police suspect that the women were misled by a man who had promised to sell them flats at cheap rates in the building. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB 5 Unforgettable Underwater Hotels Booking.comShocking- Doctor lost 35kg with this easy 100% natural trick Good Life NutritionBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago! Brigade GroupMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityZero Commission Plans are better than Mutual Funds & FDs CoverfoxSridevi Bungalow - Official TeaserThe Times Of India
2019-01-15Refrigerator catches fire in Thane high-rise, residents escape unhurt - Local Press Co
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2019-01-15Poaching at National Park in Mumbai: Accused confesses to hunting birds - Hindustan Times
Poaching at National Park in Mumbai: Accused confesses to hunting birds Bhowar was produced before a Thane court on Tuesday and remanded to the forest department’s custody till January 17 mumbai Updated: Jan 16, 2019 01:08 IST Badri Chatterjee Hindustan Times SNGP officials were able to identity the accused, Sushant Dashrath Bhowar, based on the camera trap footage.(HT PHOTO) A day after Sushant Dashrath Bhowar was taken into custody for poaching in and around Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), he confessed to hunting two protected bird species inside the park. A fresh offence was registered on Tuesday against Bhowar, 29, for trespassing and hunting two Indian pond herons. Bhowar was produced before a Thane court on Tuesday and remanded to the forest department’s custody till January 17.Bhowar is a resident of Patona pada in Yeoor range of the national park. He has confessed to hunting two Indian pond herons at compartment number 1138 in the national park. Indian pond herons are protected under schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA), 1972. “The accused will be taken into the forest where he killed the birds, for enquiry, on Wednesday,” said Anwar Ahmed, director and chief conservator of forest, SGNP. Two more persons – Suraj Bhawar and Bhavesh Thakare – both residents of Patona pada – have been identified as Bhowar’s accomplices. “They are on the run, but we have informed the Mumbai Police to help us track them down and formed a separate team to survey other tribal hamlets to find them,” said an investigating officer from SGNP.The breakthrough comes days after a poaching racket was busted at Film City on December 31 and eight people were arrested for setting up wire snares, and killing deer and a leopard. The arrested accused revealed that they’d killed a deer in 2016 inside the national park, which prompted SGNP to carry out an independent investigation into similar instances over the years. Forest officers had set up 22 camera traps to monitor animal movement in Yeoor range on November 24 as part of a routine exercise. “When we checked the footage 15 days later, we found one man carrying a gun, moving through the park and one of our camera traps was stolen,” the forest officia said. While the accused claims it was only an air gun, officials are not convinced and have yet to find the weapon. Though he was facing the opposite direction, we identified his name written on the back of his shirt,” the official said. “We involved the Thane crime branch to help us identify the accused.”On January 12, the crime branch arrested Bhowar on preliminary offences. They confirmed that he had stolen the camera and handed him over to the forest department’s custody on Monday. First Published: Jan 16, 2019 01:07 IST tags SGNP Mumbai Wildlife Protection Act Sanjay Gandhi National Park Camera trap Mumbai Police Anwar Ahmed SGNP in Mumbai more from mumbai IndiaWorldBusinessEducationAutosReal estate OpinionAnalysisColumnsEditorialsAuthors CitiesDelhiGurugramNoidaMumbaiBhopalChandigarhDehradunIndoreJaipurKolkataLucknowPatnaRanchiPune SportsCricketFootballTennis other sports EntertainmentMovie reviewsBollywoodHollywoodRegional moviesWorld cinemaTVMusicTabloid Lifestyle Sex & relationship Fitness Fashion & trends Art & culture Travel Books Brunch TechTech ReviewsGadgets PhotosVideosEpaperinteractivesPunjab LivemintLivehindustanShineHTcampusDesimartiniht punjabiStudymateEnglishmateHTsyndicationbridge schoolht brand studioboard results Follow us on: Newsletter Register with Hindustan Times to get best news and articles Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. About usContact usPrivacy policyTerms of UseDisclaimerPrint Ad ratesJobs
2019-01-15Man who was caught on camera with an air gun in SGNP, held by Thane police | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Man who was caught on camera with an air gun in SGNP, held by Thane police | Tuesday | 15th January, 2019 Advertisement In a related case, an image of Bhawar was also caught in the camera trap with him holding an air gun over his shoulder along with a few more people in his company. "The camera trap was again installed on December 20 near Patona Pada inside Yeoor. The Thane police are now investigating, in a joint operation with the forest department, if the accused could have been involved for alleged poaching in and around SGNP. After about three to four days, when the forest officials went to collect the camera, it was stolen. The Thane Crime Branch (CB) recently arrested a Sushant Bhawar for stealing a camera trap that was placed by forest officials in the Yeoor range of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) to record small wild cats movement. Read Full Article Here If You Like This Story, Support NYOOOZ NYOOOZ SUPPORTER ? 10 - ? 1000 NYOOOZ FRIEND ? 2000 - ? 5000 Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations. Stay updated with all the Mumbai Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ. Source:-https://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-man-who-was-caught-on-camera-with-an-air-gun-in-sgnp-held-by-thane-police-2707956 Related Articles GD Goenka World School Celebrates Recognition Day Sponsered Brother-sister duo, in their seventies, found dead inside Nagpur house Wednesday | 16th January, 2019 Dharavi slum redevelopment project: Bidding to open today Wednesday | 16th January, 2019 Female quotient: Mumbai Police dog squad to get 12 woman constables as handlers Wednesday | 16th January, 2019 Mumbai: Two new trains to woo north Indian voters Wednesday | 16th January, 2019 Mumbai: Murder convict who jumped furlough in 2006 held; was living in city under fake ID Wednesday | 16th January, 2019 NYOOOZ Video Advertisement Entertainment Kader Khan: A detailed profile of Bollywood's veteran khan 1st Jan, 2019 News Right wing protesters force Naseeruddin Shah to skip Ajmer Litt Fest on his remarks 22nd Dec, 2018 Controversy Akshay Kumar cancels shoot, Sajid Khan steps down as Housefull 4 director 12th Oct, 2018 Controversy Bigg Boss 12: Twitteratis get UPSET with Dipika Kakar for sending Sreesanth to secret room 11th Oct, 2018 Bigg Boss Prateik Babbar booked for crashing his car into a scooter in Goa 11th Oct, 2018 News Delhi LG constitutes Minimum Wage Advisory Board Delhi 16th Jan, 2019 Brother-sister duo, in their seventies, found dead inside Nagpur house Mumbai 16th Jan, 2019 Will follow Supreme Court’s directive, hold padayatras instead: BJP Kolkata 16th Jan, 2019 Karnataka MLAs go coup, coup Bengaluru 16th Jan, 2019 KCR son to hold talks with Jagan on Wednesday Hyderabad 16th Jan, 2019 Palamedu jallikattu: Best bull-tamer to win a car Chennai 16th Jan, 2019 Pickpockets steal gold at Swargate bus stand Pune 16th Jan, 2019 Advertisement Most Viewed National news Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Bhiwandi villagers agree to land survey Mumbai Mum: Elders unhappy with prolonged BEST strike Mumbai Accused of ATM thefts in Palghar, man hangs himself Mumbai Manual scavenging violation of human rights: Bezwada Wilson Mumbai Mumbai: One held as cops crack down on fake diamond trading ring Mumbai Delhi LG constitutes Minimum Wage Advisory Board Delhi 16th Jan, 2019 Brother-sister duo, in their seventies, found dead inside Nagpur house Mumbai 16th Jan, 2019 Will follow Supreme Court’s directive, hold padayatras instead: BJP Kolkata 16th Jan, 2019 Karnataka MLAs go coup, coup Bengaluru 16th Jan, 2019 KCR son to hold talks with Jagan on Wednesday Hyderabad 16th Jan, 2019 Palamedu jallikattu: Best bull-tamer to win a car Chennai 16th Jan, 2019 Pickpockets steal gold at Swargate bus stand Pune 16th Jan, 2019 Hot Jobs GNFC Recruitment: Vacancy for `IT Head` at Gujarat based company, apply now Latest Recruitment by Staff Selection Commission in Western Region DRDO Recruitment 2018: Apply for 494 senior level vacancies and earn upto 50,000 1572 vacancies under DFCCIL Recruitment 2018 BARC Recruitment 2018: Apply for 224 Stipendiary posts Read More Advertisement   Privacy & Policy About Us Advertise With Us Be a Reporter Be a Contributor   Our Partners Our Team Contact Us Terms & Condition Write to Us Cities Bangalore Chennai Delhi Hyderabad Mumbai Kolkata   Agra Allahabad Indore Lucknow Noida Pune NYOOOZ News Hindi Ankahi Ansuni City Star Entertainment Careers & Courses Sports Connect With Us © 2019 NYOOOZ About Contact Privacy & Policy Terms & Condition Write to Us Our Team ×
2019-01-15Bal Thackeray plotted to kill Sonu Nigam: Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane's son - Times of India
Bal Thackeray plotted to kill Sonu Nigam: Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane's sonTop Searches:Narendra ModiElections 2018Kamal NathElection ResultsAshok GehlotSachin PilotJyotiraditya ScindiaYS JaganKCRMayawatiBal Thackeray plotted to kill Sonu Nigam: Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane's sonFormer Congress MP and former CM Narayan Rane's son Nilesh made a series of allegations against the late Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray on Tuesday, saying that that he had hatched a plot to kill singer Sonu Nigam and was responsible for the death of Anand Dighe, the Sena's popular leader from Thane.TNN | Jan 16, 2019, 01:57 ISTSonu Nigam (TOI file photo)MUMBAI: Former Congress MP and former CM Narayan Rane's son Nilesh made a series of allegations against the late Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray on Tuesday, saying that that he had hatched a plot to kill singer Sonu Nigam and was responsible for the death of Anand Dighe, the Sena's popular leader from Thane. Without offering any evidence in support of his claims, Nilesh Rane said, "An attempt was made to kill Sonu Nigam by Shiv Sainiks on Balasaheb's orders. Even Sonu knows about it. Do not force me to tell you what the relationship between the Thackeray family and Sonu Nigam was." He also raised questions over Dighe's death, adding that two Shiv Sainiks were extremely upset over Dighe's fate and that Balasaheb Thackeray had allegedly ordered his men to kill them. Nilesh's charges, made at a press conference in Ratnagiri, came after allegations made against his father and ex-Sena leader Narayan Rane by sitting Sena MP from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Vinayak Raut, who had defeated Nilesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Raut had, in a recent public meeting in Ratnagiri, asked, "Who killed nine people during Narayan Rane's 10-year political career? Narayan Rane should answer, if he has the courage." Nilesh said, "We know our limitations. But Vinayak Raut has crossed limits, and that is why I have to speak. We (Nilesh and his father) have never said anything wrong about Balasaheb. But when somebody is making filthy allegations against my father, I have to reveal something about Balasaheb too. My father is closer to my heart than Balasaheb. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News. FROM AROUND THE WEB The Best Resort Destinations For Families Booking.comStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.m Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Mahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiNew year offer @12,019 INR annual fees-Snap Fitness India Snap FitnessCan your health insurance give you a global cover? TATA AIGWhy Cheat India - Dialogue PromoThe Times Of India
2019-01-15Thane: 48-year-old man arrested for sodomising 12-year-old boy | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Thane: 48-year-old man arrested for sodomising 12-year-old boy January 15, 2019 10:39 am Thane: A 48-year-old man was arrested in Thane city for allegedly sodomising a minor, police said on Tuesday. Police identified the accused as Ravindra Sharma, a resident of Hanuman Nagar in Wagle Estate area of the city. A Shrinagar police station official said the 12-year-old victim had gone out to play with his friends on Monday. Concerned that he had not returned home even after a long time, the victim's mother went looking for him and heard him crying inside a house in the neighbourhood, the official said. The boy on seeing his mother ran out of the house crying. She found the accused in an objectionable condition inside the house. She raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who pinned down the accused, he added. Sharma was brought to the police station by residents where a case under section 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.
2019-01-15Additional land tax on big Mhada, Cidco societies waived - Times of India
Additional land tax on big Mhada, Cidco societies waived Jan 16, 2019, 05:22 IST MUMBAI: In a relief for housing societies on Mhada or Cidco land, the state cabinet has decided to waive the additional non-agriculture (NA) assessment levied on them. According to the present norms, housing societies that have come up on Mhada or Cidco land measuring more than 8 hectares and up to 12 hectares are levied 1.5 times the NA assessment. The extra amount was charged under the increased land revenue Act and on Tuesday, the state cabinet waived it. Similarly, housing societies on land measuring more than 12 hectares were charged twice the NA assessment, this too has been waived. The additional tax was levied on Mhada and Cidco, which they were passing on to the societies. “These societies do not even have land ownership and they are being charged at a higher rate,” said an official, adding that the state will have to forego an yearly revenue of Rs 15 crore. Speaking to TOI, Thane collector Adhik Patil said, “We had asked Cidco to provide us land record details of allotted plots. In response, we got details of only 500 plots. Cidco does not have computerized records of such plots. The planning authority of Navi Mumbai still enjoys the ownership of entire land in the city with 7/12 extract.” DM Garad, deputy municipal commissioner of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC), said, “Societies like SBI Colony, BOI Colony, Air India, Railway Colony, Income Tax colony in NMMC area fall under this category. The revenue department is authorized to collect NA tax.”
2019-01-15Cricket bookie Nikunj Thakkar arrested in Mumbai - Times of India
Cricket bookie Nikunj Thakkar arrested in Mumbai Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 20:31 IST MUMBAI: Santacruz police on Tuesday arrested cricket bookie Nikunj Thakkar whose involvement was established in a betting syndicate that was busted last week. With this, total seven bookies have been held for accepting bets in the recent Big Bash League T20 tournament held in Australia. On January 8, police had arrested Bipin Shah alias Bipin Indraprasth (48), Jitendra Jadhav (38), Narayan Rebari (24) and Devilal Jaat (40). Shah was arrested by the Thane Anti-Extortion Cell earlier too in a high-profile betting case. The racket was busted following a tip-off and raids were conducted at the Ashiyana building on Linking Road in Santacruz (West). A laptop, 14 mobiles and gadgets used for betting were seized during the raids. During the probe, it was found that the accused had rented a flat for carrying out betting activities. “Shah was coordinating and fixing rates with other bookies on phone, Jadhav was working on a laptop and Rebari was receiving calls from other bookies and customers. Jaat was assisting others,” said the police. Deputy commissioner of police (Zone IX) Paramjit Singh Dahiya confirmed Thakkar’s arrest. He is in custody. He has been arrested based on the information and data collected from the earlier six arrests.
2019-01-15Thane woman accuses old flame of rape - Pune Mirror
Thane woman accuses old flame of rape Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 06:00 IST Man from Chinchwad allegedly tried to extort money from complainant using the threat of putting compromising videos of hers on social media A 38-year-old woman from Ulhasnagar on Sunday lodged a complaint against a man from Chinchwad, alleging that he raped her and tried to extort money from her via threats. After the plaint was registered at Chinchwad police station, cops informed that the accused — identified as Vishwanath Walhe (40) — has been booked on charges of rape and attempt to extort money from the 38-year-old complainant, who is a resident of Thane district and has known Walhe for many years now. She mentioned in her statement that Walhe and she had an affair around 14 years ago, when they were in college. Later, she got married to another man and shifted to Surat with her new family. She and Walhe had no contact at all for a long time, but chanced upon each other many years later on Facebook, where they began chatting and sharing contact details. According to the complaint, they met at Ambernath in the locality sometime later, where the woman claims Walhe tried to forcibly establish sexual relations with her. Later, when they met once again at Chinchwad, the accused repeated this act. This time, he secretly recorded a video of both of them. Using this evidence, he soon started threatening to expose her and demanded a sum of Rs 1 lakh to not do so. Walhe allegedly claimed he would share those videos on social media and cause them to viral, affecting the woman’s life and future. Instead of complying with his demands, this woman finally decided to approach Chinchwad police. She described that the duration of the incident ranged from November 21, 2018, to January 9, 2019. Now, Walhe has been booked under sections 376 and 385 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for charges of rape and attempt to extort money by threatening her; IPC section 506 was also invoked for criminal intimidation. Police inspector (crime) of Chinchwad PS, Vishwajit Khule, confirmed that the case was registered on Sunday evening. He said, “As the first incident took place at Ambernath, the offence will need to be transferred to that PS. We have registered an FIR and transferred it to Shivajinagar police station in Thane.” He added that there have been no arrests in the case yet, as action now needs to be taken by that respective PS. The status of the accused is unknown to cops here for now. As the first incident had taken place at Ambernath in Thane district, the offence has to be transferred to that police station.
2019-01-15Denied a ride, youth burns eight vehicles - Times of India
Denied a ride, youth burns eight vehicles Jan 15, 2019, 02:27 IST THANE: Repeatedly refused a motorcycle ride by his uncle, a 23-year-old set the two-wheeler ablaze in an act of vengeance that destroyed three other motorcycles and four autorickshaws parked in Lokmanya Nagar early on Monday, said the police. The youth, Ajay Bumbak of Indira Nagar, was arrested on the basis of prima facie evidence and his confession . Bumbak's father had bought the bike but it was being used by his uncle, said the police. "Bumbak wanted the two-wheeler back in his custody as the two-wheeler was in his fathers' name and he had partly paid the instalments," senior inspector Sulabha Patil said. Bumbak had got into an argument with his uncle and threatened him with unpleasant consequences for refusing him use of the bike. Around 3 am on Monday, Bumbak went to the parked motorcycle, pulled out the fuel pipe and set it on fire, said the police officer.
2019-01-15Police register case over murder of cat - Mumbai Mirror
Police register case over murder of catYou are in an offline modePolice register case over murder of catBy Vinay DalviVinay Dalvi, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 23:03 ISTPrint this articleReduce font sizeIncrease font sizeSharePolice registers case over murder of catAfter a cat was killed by unknown people in Thane’s posh Vrindavan Society, the Thane police will now exhume the body to carry out a post-mortem to find out injury marks and later, locate the accused. The police have already registered a case in the matter. Nilesh Mohan Malvaiya (44), who works with a private company in Parel as a sales executive, has lodged a complaint with the Rabodi police in Thane. Malvaiya is a resident of the society. According to the Malvaiya family, his wife Poonam is an animal lover and upon seeing a cat in their society premises, brought her home to provide care for the animal. The cat was also found to be pregnant, who later delivered three kittens on Monday morning. Later, when the cat was not to be found, Poonam went looking for her, only to find the feline lying in a pool of blood. A person was also spotted hitting her with a wooden plank. “My wife cried for long with my daughters. But later, we carried out the cremation in the society compound,” said Malvaiya. “When I came to know about the issue, I went to the family and helped them lodge a complaint against the unknown person who killed the cat. So the cops registered a complaint against the unknown person under Section 429 of IPC (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc),” said Rahul Kurtadkar, an animal lover. “Some society members had a grudge against the family as they were offering food to the cat. We suspect that one of them might have carried out the act of killing the cat,” said Kurtadkar. “We have registered a case in the matter. The cat was buried by the family members. We have sought a government veterinary doctor’s appointment on Wednesday and in front of him, we will exhume her body and carry out a detailed post-mortem report to find out the cause of death. Only after that, further investigations will be done,” said RM Somvanshi, senior police inspector of Rabodi police station. Somvanshi added that the family has claimed that the cat was killed, but they have not carried out a post-mortem as they did 'not know the law'. Kurtadkar said that the family members are still in shock due to the cat's death and are now taking care of the kittens. FROM AROUND THE WEB Proud mom shares her life-saving 65 kg weight loss journey!Ad Good Life NutritionBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago!Ad Brigade GroupMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet.Ad Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityZero Commission Plans are better than Mutual Funds & FDsAd CoverfoxPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.mAd Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Father-son duo nabbed during 'eat and run' attemptMUMBAI MIRRORKohli slams century as India beat AustraliaMUMBAI MIRRORLife and rhymes of Ta DhomMUMBAI MIRROR New year offer @12,019 INR annual fees-Snap Fitness IndiaAd Snap FitnessCan your health insurance give you a global cover?Ad TATA AIGLoose weight and live a disease-free lifeAd TruweightBe a professional traderAd iForexDiversification is the best strategy to deal with emotions.Ad UTI MUTUAL FUNDCheck out Apartments Near Mysore Road.Ad Provident Housing Ltd15 held for rioting after 2 groups clash in GhatkoparMUMBAI MIRROROnce junked, Sena’s Gateway flag gets heritage panel’s nodMUMBAI MIRRORI will sign an agreement if he signs: SinghaniasMUMBAI MIRROR
2019-01-15Man who was caught on camera with an air gun in SGNP, held by Thane police - Daily News & Analysis
Man who was caught on camera with an air gun in SGNP, held by Thane police Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 09:33 AM IST The Thane Crime Branch recently arrested an accused of stealing a camera trap that was placed by forest officials in the Yeoor range of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) to record small wild cats movement. While at first, this might seem like a petty crime but the forest department and the police now believe that this arrest could end up helping blow up the lid over yet another poaching racket going on in and around SGNP. Sushant Bhawar was also being pursued for over a month by the SGNP officials as incidentally, the same camera trap had captured his image wherein he was seen holding a big air gun over his shoulder inside forest area at Yeoor and the forest officials believe he could have gone in the forest for poaching. The image showed a few more people accompanying Bhawar, who has confessed to stealing the camera to cover his tracks and also accepted that it was he who was in the image with the air gun. Forest department who had found the shocking image of Bhawar in mid-December had immediately begun investigating the case and even decided to let the camera trap be placed at the same location to possibly capture more evidence as only Bhawar’s side profile had been captured by a camera. “The camera trap was again installed on December 20 near Patona pada inside Yeoor but the forest staff found the camera missing on December 24 after which we registered a case and kept on our search for the accused as well as followed up with the cops till the police managed to arrest Bhawar,” said a forest official from SGNP adding that on Monday evening they took the custody and will now begin their own investigations. According to officials from SGNP, the accused is now being interrogated to ascertain who all were present with him and what were they doing inside a protected area with an air gun. This case is far more serious given the fact that recently the Thane territorial staff arrested eight people for setting up snares in and around Filmcity. “Investigations are being carried out in the case but it’s too early to reveal any details,” Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and Director of SGNP, Anwar Ahmed said.
2019-01-15Man arrested for sodomising 12-year-old boy in Maha's Thane - Telangana Today
Man arrested for sodomising 12-year-old boy in Maha’s Thane Police identified the accused as Ravindra Sharma, a resident of Hanuman Nagar in Wagle Estate area of the city. Published: 15th Jan 2019 11:53 am Thane: A 48-year-old man was arrested in Thane city for allegedly sodomising a minor, police said Tuesday. Police identified the accused as Ravindra Sharma, a resident of Hanuman Nagar in Wagle Estate area of the city. A Shrinagar police station official said the 12-year-old victim had gone out to play with his friends on Monday. “Concerned that he had not returned home even after a long time, the victim’s mother went looking for him and heard him crying inside a house in the neighbourhood,” the official said. “The boy on seeing his mother ran out of the house crying. She found the accused in an objectionable condition inside the house. She raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who pinned down the accused,” he added. Sharma was brought to the police station by residents where a case under section 377 (carnal intercourse against the order of nature) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.
2019-01-1513 years after jumping parole, murder convict tracked down - Times of India
13 years after jumping parole, murder convict tracked down Jan 16, 2019, 04:34 IST THANE: The crime branch on Monday tracked down and arrested a 45-year-old murder convict who had jumped parole 13 years ago. In 2003, an Alibaug court had sentenced Kishore Gaikwad to life imprisonment following a six-year-long trial in a 1997 murder case of Mukund Mhatre. It is learnt Gaikwad was lodged at Yerwada prison in Pune and received parole in 2006. "He jumped parole and was untraceable. We learnt he had changed his identity to Kishore Mhatre and did odd jobs for survival. More recently, he was working as an agent for a revenue official in Panvel and used to collect bribes on his behalf," said crime branch senior inspector Nitin Thakre. On January 10, ACB sleuths trapped the revenue officer, Mahesh Bhat. Gaikwad alias Mhatre, too, was arrested and spent a night in the Panvel town police station for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 on Bhat's behalf. However, he secured bail the next day. Gaikwad, however, was spotted by his old associate who informed the crime branch here about his past. "We had information he was scheduled to come to Vitava and kept a close watch near the check post. He was nabbed by our officers and after intense grilling he revealed his true identity and admitted to jumping parole," Thakre said. He added the convict has been handed over to the Kalamboli police.
2019-01-15Man sets 4 bikes, 4 autos on fire - Mumbai Mirror
Man sets 4 bikes, 4 autos on fire Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 06:00 IST In a third incident of its kind in the past two weeks, about four bikes and four autorickshaws were set on fire in Thane’s Wagale Estate area. The police said they have arrested a 20-year-old Ajay Bubak for setting the vehicles ablaze. . According to the police, Subhash Bubak used his relatives’ bikes which his brother Ajay was demanding from him. As Ajay was unable to pay the instalments of the bikes in the past, the bike was towed by the bank. Subhash refused to give him the bike which angered Ajay who then decided to set it on fire. He set the two-wheeler on fire around 3 am on Monday. The fire intensified and engulfed three other bikes and four autos parked in the area. Fire Brigade officials rushed to the spot and controlled the blaze. Later the cops registered a case and arrested Ajay.
2019-01-15Hackers wipe out Rs 1.7 crore from textile company account - Times of India
Hackers wipe out Rs 1.7 crore from textile company account Hackers wipe out Rs 1.7 crore from textile company account Missed calls from international mobile numbers starting 44 may not be a long-lost friend, but a hacker instead. A textile company recently lost Rs 1.68 crore to hackers who transferred the money into 28 different accounts.TNN | Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 04:20 ISTRepresentative imageMUMBAI: Missed calls from international mobile numbers starting 44 may not be a long-lost friend, but a hacker instead. A textile company recently lost Rs 1.68 crore to hackers who transferred the money into 28 different accounts. Cyber police have arrested two persons from West Bengal identified as Sagar Taralal Das (34) and Chunchun Kamlakant Pathak (49). Police said at least a dozen members are involved in the racket. Cyber police said Vimal Hirji Shah, who runs a textile company in Central Mumbai, lodged a complaint stating they were cheated. Shah has stated on December 27, he got calls from an international number starting 44. Since it was an unknown number, Shah did not take the calls. The following day, he was shocked as his mobile number got disconnected. “He immediately checked with his mobile service operator who informed him that on his request, the old SIM card had been deactivated and he had been issued a new one,” said an officer. Within an hour, Shah’s accountant informed him the company’s account had been wiped out, the officer added. Shah learnt in the period his mobile phone was disconnected, 28 transactions were made from his account. He immediately approached the police and lodged a complaint With technical help, police traced the IP address of Pathak to Alipore in West Bengal and also tracked down Das, one of the beneficiaries of the scam money. Police suspect Nigerian nationals could be the brains behind the gang as such gangs are involved in skimming of debit/credit cards and phishing (the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information). Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.m Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Mahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiNew year offer @12,019 INR annual fees-Snap Fitness India Snap Fitness7 Hotels With A Private Waterfall Booking.comHair loss treatment is now affordable! Hurry up, order today NutralyfeSridevi Bungalow - Official TeaserThe Times Of India
2019-01-15Karnataka chemicals firm MD, out on bail, held for pushing ephedrine - Times of India
Karnataka chemicals firm MD, out on bail, held for pushing ephedrine Karnataka chemicals firm MD, out on bail, held for pushing ephedrineThe managing director of a Karnataka chemicals factory was arrested on Tuesday after he was named as supplier by a Hyderabad man from whom 21kg of ephedrine worth Rs 3 crore was seized on December 30.TNN | Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 04:18 ISTShankar MadderlaMUMBAI: The managing director of a Karnataka chemicals factory was arrested on Tuesday after he was named as supplier by a Hyderabad man from whom 21kg of ephedrine worth Rs 3 crore was seized on December 30. Shankar Madderla, MD of the Raichur-based Venus Chemicals and Drugs, was tracked down by Amboli police to Telangana soon after he switched on his alternative number on Saturday. He has been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. During probe, it emerged that Madderla was held by the Bengaluru unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in February 2017 after seizing 250kg ephedrine, which is used as a party drug and is worth crores, manufactured at his factory. But Madderla managed to get bail within six months. His name again came up after Mohammed Ghulam Hussain, 45, a former informer with Hyderabad Customs, and his accomplice Dayanand Muddanar, 32, from Mumbai were caught by cops led by inspector Daya Nayak. He said Madderla gave him drugs worth Rs 4.9 lakh to sell in Mumbai. “Hussain gave us Madderla’s contact number, but it was switched off. He has claimed that he did not manufacture the drugs this time,” said Nayak. Hussain told the cops the drug is mixed with ice-cream and juices or frozen into ice cubes and sold to customers they know well by pubs and lounges. Madderla went underground the moment he learnt about Hussain’s arrest. The police, with the help of their counterparts in Telangana, kept watch. “On January 12, we tracked Madderla’s whereabouts when he switched on his alternative number, which we had got through call data records (CDR),” said the police. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.m Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Mahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiNew year offer @12,019 INR annual fees-Snap Fitness India Snap FitnessCan your health insurance give you a global cover? TATA AIGStay At Dubai Marina - Enjoy Awe-Inspiring Architecture Booking.comFatima Sana Shaikh asks for money from photographersThe Times Of India
2019-01-15Parts of Thane City to face 24 hours water supply shut down - Afternoon Voice
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2019-01-15Devendra Fadnavis picks team to broker Air India building deal with ministry - Times of India
Devendra Fadnavis picks team to broker Air India building deal with ministry Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 04:25 IST MUMBAI: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday set up a committee comprising senior bureaucrats to negotiate the purchase of the iconic Air India building on Marine Drive in South Mumbai with the ministry of civil aviation. The panel comprises chief secretary Dinesh Kumar Jain, finance secretary U P S Madan, industries secretary Satish Gavai and the CM’s principal secretary Bhushan Gagrani. Though the building comes with a huge price tag, it is expected to ease administration as well as cut down on the state’s rental costs. The state government is banking on cash-rich state-run corporations such as Cidco, MIDC, Slum Rehabilitation Authority and Mhada to raise funds for acquisition. Debt-ridden national carrier Air India had floated tenders on December 7 for sale of the 23-storey building. While the last date for submitting bids was December 31, Air India received only two bids __ one from the state government and the other from LIC. The airline has already shifted its corporate headquarters from here to Delhi. Speaking to TOI, a senior state bureaucrat said, “We had submitted a bid document. However, it has now been proposed that it should be a government-to-government transfer, from the ministry of civil aviation to the state government at a mutually decided price.” He said the CM was keen on buying the building in view of its strategic location, with both the state secretariat and the legislative assembly in the vicinity. “While the negotiating team will discuss the proposal with senior bureaucrats in the ministry, Fadnavis himself will take it up with civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu. If Prabhu agrees, government-to-government transfer of the property should not be difficult. In fact, we are sure Prabhu will step in and ensure the building is transferred in the name of the state government as early as possible,” he added. Designed by the New York-based firm of Johnson/Burgee, the Air India building was completed in 1974. The bureaucrat said Air India is expecting a price of Rs 1,500-Rs 2,000 crore for it. It won’t be easy though for Maharashtra government to raise funds in view of the CM’s commitments to populist schemes. The state’s debt burden has crossed the Rs 4.53-lakh crore mark and it needs another Rs 75,000 crore to implement schemes, including the seventh pay commission, loan waiver as well as projects for Dr Ambedkar and Shivaji Maharaj memorials. “We can request state-run corporations such as Slum Rehabilitation Authority, MIDC, Mhada and Cidco to join hands for raising funds,’’ he said. These corporations had recently paid nearly Rs 5,000 crore for the Nagpur-Mumbai expressway. He said if the government succeeds in buying the Air India building, it can shift many offices functioning out of rented premises. “Several state-run offices operate out of rental buildings. If these offices are shifted to the building, it will result in savings.”
2019-01-15Mumbai: 21-year-old student duped of Rs 5.8 lakh by cyber frauds - The Indian Express
Mumbai: 21-year-old student duped of Rs 5.8 lakh by cyber frauds Published: January 15, 2019 11:00:09 am Saiteja Gundeti, in his statement to the police, said he received an email around 3.45pm on September 30, 2015, from an unknown email address. The mail stated that he had won a lottery in the UK, a sum of Rs 3 crore along with a laptop and a mobile phone. “The fraudsters alleged that they had dispatched a courier with the laptop, mobile and demand draft for Rs 3 crore. A person named Charles Raymond was to leave London on October 1 with the winnings and reach Delhi the following day,” reads the complainant’s statement. In his reply, Gundeti gave his personal details including cellphone number to the fraudsters. “The next day, I got a call from Raymond, claiming he is in Delhi. He demanded Rs 12,000 to convert the currency to rupee,” said the complainant. According to police, the complainant sent him the sum through money transfer October 10. He then asked for Rs 35,000 to open an account, then another Rs 27,000 as income tax the next month. By December 2015, the complainant had been duped into paying Rs 5.85 lakh under the pretext of paying various taxes. “In early 2016, the caller started ignoring his calls,” said an officer from Bhiwandi police station. Gundeti then approached police in February, 2016. Gundeti also went to his hometown during that period. His father Ravindra Gundeti wrote a complaint application to the Velgatoor police station in Telangana in April 2016. After investigating for a year, Velgatoor police said the crime had taken place in the jurisdiction of Bhiwandi city, after which the complainant approached them. After the case papers were forwarded to the Thane police last year, Bhiwandi city police finally registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and under sections of the IT Act. Police said they have obtained the number from which the suspects had contacted the complainant while they also have their email addresses. They are trying to retrieve their call data records and the IP address form where the emails had been sent.
2019-01-14Thane Man Arrested For Allegedly Setting 8 Vehicles On Fire Over Dispute - NDTV News
Thane Man Arrested For Allegedly Setting 8 Vehicles On Fire Over Dispute Locals saw smoke near a bus stop in Lokmanya Nagar and informed the authorities around 3 am about four two-wheelers and as many auto-rickshaws burning. Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: January 14, 2019 20:40 IST  ShareEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSA senior police officer identified the arrested accused as Ajay Gumbak (Representational)Thane: A 23-year-old-man was on Monday arrested for allegedly burning eight vehicles over a petty fight in Thane, the police said.Locals saw smoke near a bus stop in Lokmanya Nagar and informed the authorities around 3 am about four two-wheelers and as many auto-rickshaws burning, Thanes regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said.RDMC officials and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames, he said.A senior police officer identified the arrested accused as Ajay Gumbak.She said Ajay Gumbak's father had bought a motorcycle recently which was being used by the accused's uncle."Gumbak's uncle was paying the loan instalments of the two-wheeler. The accused went to him to ask for the motorcycle and the latter refused," the official said.Enraged, the accused, in the early hours of Monday, set the motorcycle ablaze, resulting in seven other vehicles in the vicinity catching fire, Mr Patil said.NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter10-Year-Old Killed, 3 Injured After Building Collapses In NoidaDelhi Air Quality In "Poor" Category, Likely To Improve In Coming DaysTrendingRedmi Note 7 Aimed to Sell 1 Million Units in January, Says XiaomiCan't Buy Stake In Jet, Backed By "My Country's Enemy": Qatar Airways CEO'Simmba' Is Now Rohit Shetty's Biggest Hit After It Broke This RecordRelatedCouple, Both Ex-JNU Scholars, Allege Theft By Cops At Nagpur HomeStudent Dies In Maharashtra Water Park, 2 School Officials Charged: CopsMaharashtra Man, 52, Kills Self By Jumping Off From Hospital Window: CopsThaneMaharashtra................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksLive TVHOP LiveEntertainment NewsPNR StatusTrain StatusBudget 2019Upcoming MoviesAirtel DTHAmazon Quiz................................ Advertisement ................................XRahul Gandhi Congratulates PM Modi For Award "So Famous It Has No Jury"British Lawmakers Vote To Reject Brexit Deal"Most Shameful": PM Attacks Kerala Government Action On SabarimalaTwitter Trolls Attack PM For Inaugurating 13 Km Kollam Bypass In KeralaRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterLinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2019. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
2019-01-14Maharashtra: 8 vehicles torched by unidentified persons in Thane | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: 8 vehicles torched by unidentified persons in Thane January 14, 2019 12:33 pm Thane: Eight vehicles parked in Lokmanya Nagar area of Maharashtra’s Thane city were torched by unidentified persons in the wee hours of Monday, a civic official said. Locals saw smoke near a bus stop in Lokmanya Nagar and informed the authorities around 3 am about four two-wheelers and as many auto-rickshaws being on fire, Thane’s regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said. RDMC officials and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames, he said. A probe was underway, a police official said, adding that no arrest was made so far. Last month, around nine two-wheelers had been set ablaze in Naupada area of the city. Later, two persons were arrested in connection with the incident.
2019-01-142 school officials booked for teen's death in Thane water park - Times of India
2 school officials booked for teen's death in Thane water park Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 20:13 IST THANE: Two school officials were on Saturday booked in connection with the death of a student in a water park in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday, police said. Students of Navjivan School in Nalasopara in neighbouring Palghar district had gone to the water park Friday as part of a school excursion during which a Class X student, identified as Deepak Gupta, reportedly drowned, a Kasarwadavali police official said Sunday. He said the duo had been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following a complaint filed by the deceased's parents. He added that no arrests had been so far and probe was underway to get more details of the incident.
2019-01-14Maharashtra: 3 arrested for raping teen in Thane, one absconding - Times of India
Maharashtra: 3 arrested for raping teen in Thane, one absconding Jan 14, 2019, 20:02 IST THANE: Three persons were arrested in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times, police said on Sunday. Senior Inspector K D Jadhav of Shanti Nagar police station said the 14-year-old girl was acquainted with one of the accused, Jamil alias Bullan Vali Mohammad Khan (58) as she used to purchase cosmetics from his handcart. "Jamil along with others raped the girl on multiple occasions between June last year and January 9 this year. She revealed her ordeal to her mother who filed a complaint on Friday," Jadhav said. He identified the others arrested, apart from Jamil, as Shahnavaz Khan (19) and Rizwan Khan (23), adding that a fourth person, Firoz Siddiqui, was wanted in the case. "We have charged the accused under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. They have been remanded in police custody for six days," he informed.
2019-01-14Four in 24 hours! Reports of fire from Maharashtra’s Thane to UP’s Bareilly - The Financial Express
Four in 24 hours! Reports of fire from Maharashtra’s Thane to UP’s Bareilly Published: January 14, 2019 2:32 PM Different instances were reported from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Four fires were reported in two different states of the country within a span of 24 hours. Fires broke out in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. A massive fire broke out in the ICU ward of SAI hospital in Bareilly district of the northern Uttar Pradesh, leaving two patients who were admitted in the ICU dead and one person injured, reported ANI. Fire tenders were called to the area to stop the blaze. Another incident was reported from an underground gas pipeline in Bareilly where a blaze was reported during late hours on Sunday. Five fire tenders doused the fire. More information is awaited on the incident. A similar report came from Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh where one of the camps of Digambar Akhada caught fire; the cause of the fire was reported to be a cylinder blast. No loss of life or injuries has been reported. Another fire was reported in the different part of the country on Monday. Several vehicles were gutted in fire in Thane city in western Maharashtra on Monday night. As per reported by news agency ANI, eight vehicles including auto-rickshaws and four motorbikes, were gutted in the fire. The incident took place near Wagle bus depot at around 3 am. Fire tenders took control of the blaze after reaching the spot. There was no casualty or any injury was reported, however, a civic official was quoted in The Tribune’s report saying that the parked vehicles were torched by unknown persons in the wee hours of Monday. In December 2018, around nine two-wheelers were set ablaze in Naupada.
2019-01-1415-year-old girl hurt as tree falls on her in Thane - Hindustan Times
15-year-old girl hurt as tree falls on her in Thane Tejaswini Bhalerao was on her way back home from school Updated: Jan 15, 2019 01:01 IST A 15-year-old girl escaped with minor head injuries after a tree fell on her on a street in Kharegaon, Thane, on Monday. She was taken to Kalwa hospital, where doctors have said she is stable. Tejaswini Bhalerao was returning home after school around 2pm when two trees fell. One of them fell on her, said S Kadam, in charge of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC), Thane. Local residents informed the RDMC, and a team later removed both trees, said Kadam. The trees were uprooted as it was planted on a rocky land, which caused weakening of the roots. The trees were huge and could be 10 to 15 years old, said Kadam.
2019-01-14Thane: 2 school staff booked for student's death | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: 2 school staff booked for student's death 14th January, 2019 THANE: Two school officials were on Saturday booked in connection with the death of a student in a water park in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday, police said.Students of Navjivan School in Nalasopara in neighbouring Palghar district had gone to the water park Friday as part of a school excursion during which a Class X student, identified as Deepak Gupta, reportedly drowned, a Kasarwadavali police official said Sunday. He said the duo had been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following a complaint filed by the deceased's parents. He added that no arrests had been so far and probe was underway to get more details of the incident.
2019-01-14Denied a ride, youth burns eight vehicles | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Denied a ride, youth burns eight vehicles 15th January, 2019 Around 3 am on Monday, Bumbak went to the parked motorcycle, pulled out the fuel pipe and set it on fire, said the police officer. THANE: Repeatedly refused a motorcycle ride by his uncle, a 23-year-old set the two-wheeler ablaze in an act of vengeance that destroyed three other motorcycles and four autorickshaws parked in Lokmanya Nagar early on Monday, said the police. The youth, Ajay Bumbak of Indira Nagar, was arrested on the basis of prima facie evidence and his confession. Bumbak's father had bought the bike but it was being used by his uncle, said the police. "Bumbak wanted the two-wheeler back in his custody as the two-wheeler was in his fathers' name and he had partly paid the instalments," senior inspector Sulabha Patil said. Bumbak had got into an argument with his uncle and threatened him with unpleasant consequences for refusing him use of the bike.
2019-01-14Mumbai News Today: From bikes and rickshaws catching fire in Thane to Shiv Smarak work stopped, here are the top stories of January 14 - Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai News Today: From bikes and rickshaws catching fire in Thane to Shiv Smarak work stopped, here are the top stories of January 14 14 Jan 2019, 4:48PM IST From a father-and-son duo from Kandivali allegedly cheating five-star hotels by slipping away without paying bills, the Central Railways initiative to install blue indicators above the entrances of coaches to warn passengers that the train is going to start to the Supreme Court ordering Maharashtra government not to proceed with the construction work of Shivaji memorial, here are the top stories of January 14.
2019-01-14Man booked for repeatedly raping and blackmailing 38-yr-old married woman - Times of India
Man booked for repeatedly raping and blackmailing 38-yr-old married woman Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 00:32 IST Pune: The Chinchwad police on Sunday booked a man for repeatedly raping and blackmailing a 38-year-old married woman.Police said the suspect was in a relationship with the woman, who lives in Thane, before her marriage. The suspect allegedly raped the woman twice in different locations — Ulhasnagar in Thane district and Chinchwad — last November and blackmailed her for Rs 1 lakh. The woman lodged a police complaint on Sunday. The man has been booked under sections 376 (rape), 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. “We have transferred the case to the Thane police for further probe,” a police officer said.Police said the two got back in touch last November. The suspect allegedly took the woman to a hotel in Ulhasnagar and raped her. He then called her to Chinchwad and raped her again. The suspect filmed the woman and started blackmailing her. “The suspect wanted Rs1 lakh in return for not uploading the clip to social media. He even threatened to tell her brother and husband about their prior relationship,” the officer said.Youth molests minorA few Shivne residents on Sunday beat up a 20-year-old youth for allegedly sexually harassing his relative’s three-year-old daughter in the afternoon. The incident allegedly occurred when the girl was playing at a neighbour’s house. “The girl’s mother caught him in the act,” a police officer said. The suspect has been booked under section IPC 354-A and the POCSO Act.
2019-01-14Man who was caught on camera with an air gun in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, held by Thane police - Daily News & Analysis
Man who was caught on camera with an air gun in SGNP, held by Thane police Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 09:33 AM IST The Thane Crime Branch recently arrested an accused of stealing a camera trap that was placed by forest officials in the Yeoor range of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) to record small wild cats movement. While at first, this might seem like a petty crime but the forest department and the police now believe that this arrest could end up helping blow up the lid over yet another poaching racket going on in and around SGNP. Sushant Bhawar was also being pursued for over a month by the SGNP officials as incidentally, the same camera trap had captured his image wherein he was seen holding a big air gun over his shoulder inside forest area at Yeoor and the forest officials believe he could have gone in the forest for poaching. The image showed a few more people accompanying Bhawar, who has confessed to stealing the camera to cover his tracks and also accepted that it was he who was in the image with the air gun. Forest department who had found the shocking image of Bhawar in mid-December had immediately begun investigating the case and even decided to let the camera trap be placed at the same location to possibly capture more evidence as only Bhawar’s side profile had been captured by a camera. “The camera trap was again installed on December 20 near Patona pada inside Yeoor but the forest staff found the camera missing on December 24 after which we registered a case and kept on our search for the accused as well as followed up with the cops till the police managed to arrest Bhawar,” said a forest official from SGNP adding that on Monday evening they took the custody and will now begin their own investigations. According to officials from SGNP, the accused is now being interrogated to ascertain who all were present with him and what were they doing inside a protected area with an air gun. This case is far more serious given the fact that recently the Thane territorial staff arrested eight people for setting up snares in and around Filmcity. “Investigations are being carried out in the case but it’s too early to reveal any details,” Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) and Director of SGNP, Anwar Ahmed said.
2019-01-14BEST strike hits Mumbai commuters for 7th day - Economic Times
BEST strike hits Mumbai commuters for 7th day Jan 14, 2019, 12.45 PM IST The indefinite strike since January 8 is for the main demands of the employees including merger of the annual budgets of the cash-rich BMC with the loss-making BEST.Over four million commuters including students were badly hit as the strike by over 20,000 employees of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the lifeline of the city, entered the seventh day here on Monday. Amidst moves to "privatise" BEST - which supplies electricity to south Mumbai and also runs the public bus services catering to commuters in Mumbai, Mumbai suburbs, Thane and Raigad - the ruling Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), worried over its political repercussions, have been struggling to bring the buses back on the roads. While the opposition Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party have squarely blamed the Sena-BJP for the developments, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has threatened to hold demonstrations all over Mumbai on Monday if the strike issue is not resolved. The main BEST Workers Union President Shashank Rao has said that they will take a final decision on the issue after a hearing in the Bombay High Court later on Monday. The state government will submit a report on the matter after hearing both the BEST administration and the employees' BEST Sanyukt Kamgar Kriti Samiti (BSKKS). The indefinite strike since January 8 is for the main demands of the employees including merger of the annual budgets of the cash-rich BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with the loss-making BEST, wage agreements including provisions for implementing the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and making salary slabs of 14,000 junior staffers who have been underpaid since 2011 at par with regular employees in the same payscale. In the meantime, the government has attempted to ease the commuters' misery by deploying extra Maharashtra State Transport Corp. Ltd. buses and school buses besides the Western Railway and Central Railway chipping in with extra train services. Founded in 1873 as a tram service, the BEST is reportedly sitting on a massive loss of around Rs 2,500 crore in the past few years after it was hit by developments like the Mumbai Metro, Monorail, augmentation of cabs, rising fuel costs and other factors.
2019-01-14BEST strike, Day 7: Bombay HC pulls up workers; MNS threatens to launch protest - Times Now
BEST strike, Day 7: Bombay HC pulls up workers; MNS threatens to launch protest Updated Jan 14, 2019 | 14:15 IST Mumbai: The BEST (Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport) bus strike in Mumbai entered its seventh day on Monday with no agreement in sight between the management of the civic-run transport undertaking and the trade union organisations. Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court, while hearing a petition filed against the strike on Thursday, observed that the BEST union is not negotiating properly and also violating the court orders. The BEST union, however, defended their stance, saying they were compelled to go on strike as the BEST is not ready to accept their demands. After BEST, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation is threatening a strike until their demands are met. If they go on a strike, it will impact the whole of Maharashtra. Adding to the woes of Mumbaikars, cab rides to areas housing offices such as Lower Parel, BKC, Churchgate, Andheri, and Goregaon are costing more. More than 32,000 BEST employees are on strike since Tuesday and 3,200 buses are off the roads, affecting 25-30 lakh passengers. People of Thane and Navi Mumbai are suffering the most due to the BEST strike. The workers on strike have been calling for the merger of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and BEST budgets, demanding higher salaries among other issues. ?Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik hit out at the Shiv Sena and the BJP-led Maharashtra government, saying the parties are holding Mumbaikars to “ransom for personal benefits”. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has threatened to take to the streets on Monday if the Maharashtra government and BMC administration fail to break the deadlock. "We support the strike and the BEST employees. Their demands are just. If those demands are not met, the MNS will launch a protest," said MNS leader Sandip Deshpande. On Sunday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had vowed to fulfil the promise to merge the BEST and BMC budgets. BEST, the lifeline of Mumbai, is the second largest transport system in the metropolis after local trains. Why is BEST management not agreeing to union's demands: There is a loan of Rs 25,000 crores currently on BEST A deficit of around Rs 200 crores a month BEST has to bear the losses of about Rs 900 crores annually Every month, there is a need to borrow a loan to get the salary of the employees The transportation department's income of one day is Rs 3 crore and the expenditure is Rs 6 crore
2019-01-14‘Conman’ Golden Baba set up ‘fake companies with Rs 3,769 crore turnover’ - Odisha Television Ltd.
‘Conman’ Golden Baba Set Up ‘Fake Companies With Rs 3,769 Crore Turnover’ Last updated Jan 14, 2019 - 23:37:33 Bhubaneswar: Jyoti Ranjan Beura alias Golden Baba used to lure businessmen and companies with fake business and income tax filing documents to raise money. Such details emerged after EOW of the Odisha Crime Branch seized incriminating documents during a search of Golden Baba’s house. Sources said Golden Baba had set up nine group companies on paper with annual turnover of Rs 3,769 crore and branches in Durban, Singapore, Dubai and Malaysia. Moreover, some income tax filing documents were also seized showing a tax liability of Rs 4.16 crore per annum. Using the fake stamps of income tax department and chartered accountant firms, Golden Baba used to cheat other companies and businesses. According to sources, the conman had signed an agreement to raise Rs 200 crore from a Thane-based hospital. Similarly, Golden Baba had inked deals with Hyderabad-based Engineer Construction Limited and Bhubaneswar-based JK Medical System for Rs 300 crore and Rs 50 crore respectively, added sources. Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Crime Branch ADG, refused to divulge any details on the raid and said like other important cases; plan of action has been prepared in the Golden Baba case. On the other hand, Golden Baba’s advocate Dibyaloka Mohapatra said “The documents talked about were in preparation stage. Therefore, possessing them is not crime unless it is committed.” Sources said the EOW might take the conman on remand again to elicit information on his political links.
2019-01-14Thane: Man arrested for setting afire 8 vehicles after spat with kin - Times of India
Thane: Man arrested for setting afire 8 vehicles after spat with kin Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 20:24 IST THANE: A 23-year-old-man was arrested on Monday for allegedly burning eight vehicles over a petty fight in Thane's Lokmanya Nagar area, police said. Locals saw smoke near a bus stop in Lokmanya Nagar and informed the authorities around 3am about four two-wheelers and as many auto-rickshaws burning, Thanes regional disaster management cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam said. RDMC officials and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and doused the flames, he said. Senior Inspector SM Patil of Shrinagar police station identified the arrested accused as Ajay Gumbak, a resident of Warlipada here. She said Gumbak's father had bought a motorcycle recently which was being used by the accused's uncle. "Gumbak's uncle was paying the loan instalments of the two-wheeler. The accused went to him to ask for the motorcycle and the latter refused," the official said. Enraged, the accused, in the early hours of Monday, set the motorcycle ablaze, resulting in seven other vehicles in the vicinity catching fire, Patil said.
2019-01-14This Thane man scores 100 percentile hat trick in CAT - Daily News & Analysis
This Thane man scores 100 percentile hat trick in CAT Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 06:50 AM IST Patrick D'Souza's passion to train his students to efficiency for the common admissions test (CAT) made him the master of the competitive exams. Patrick hit a hat trick with a score of 100 percentile in the recently-announced CAT results. In a bid to understand the nitty-gritties of the test to prepare his students accordingly, Patrick has been appearing for CAT since 15 years; he has been securing a 100 percentile for three consecutive years since 2016. Patrick, 42, has been running Quoin Academy for the past 15 years in Thane's Vartaknagar, with his wife, Rochelle to coach CAT candidates. Patrick had never thought of becoming a tutor. But, in the process of helping his mother, Mary, who tutored school students, he developed an interest for academic coaching. "I used to help my mother who took tutions and that's how I got into tutoring," says Patrick. With age, he realised his inclination towards teaching and pursued it as a career. Ever since he started training students for CAT and other management exams, he has appeared for CAT 15 times. "CAT is very different and the pattern changes every year. There are no fixed set of questions unlike other competitive exams," he said. "To understand how to psychologically write the paper, I take these exams every year." In the past 15 years, Patrick has trained over 3,000 management students. He tutors a batch of only 200 students every year. "Most of my students have scored above 99 percentile this year," Patrick said. He himself has scored 100 percentile five times of the 15 times he have appeared for the exam. Speaking about CAT, Patrick says that the exam requires one to be on their toes. "Students are under a lot of pressure and stress. And hence are unable to crack the exam," he said. "One needs to relax and be stress-free to crack this exam. And respond to the questions spontaneously," he says. Though he has never thought of registering himself for a record yet, Patrick plans to reappear this November. "I will decide in September whether to take the exam or not," Patrick said. MARK OF EXCELLENCE Patrick developed an interest in coaching after his mother, Mary, who tutored school students He runs Quoin Academy near Thane station, with wife Rochelle He has been appearing for the test since he started teaching
2019-01-14Allot 50% land under cluster development for public utility: Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyaan - Daily News & Analysis
Allot 50% land under cluster development for public utility: Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyaan Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 06:30 AM IST The Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyaan (TMJA) has put forth a list of conditions before the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) with regards to the cluster development project. The project was approved on January 9 by a high-power committee to be implmented in six areas of Thane. The TMJA has demanded that cluster development (CD) be made a part of housing authority RERA, the cut-off date of the same be extended, and 50 per cent of the project be allocated for public utility services, and so on. The current cut-off date for eligible candidates is March 4, 2014. The TMJA has said that if these conditions are not met, it will launch an awareness drive in Thane to educate people about their rights. The CD proposal has been approved for six areas including Kisannagar, Rabodi, Hajuri, Kopri, Lokmanyanagar and Tekdi Bangla. A total of 316.63 hectares of land will be developed under the CD project in these areas. Out of this, 93.15 hectares is for public services like playground, hospital, fire brigade, school, and so on. Considering that most houses in Thane are built on government land, the civic body has sent a proposal to the state government seeking to grant ownership of such land to the residents under cluster development. The Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyaan, a body of local experts from diverse backgrounds, say that the proposal has certain loopholes. “Under CD, 50 per cent of the land should be used to built houses and 50 per cent should be for public utility like open area, playground, hospital,” member of TMJA, Sanjeev Sane said. “But here, they are only using 29.5 percent of the area for public utility. This means the CD will benefit the builder lobby, that will get to build more houses and less of public utility services,” he adds. TMJA also argues that the cut-off date should be January 1, 2019 and not 2014 as the scheme was announced only recently. “2014 is the cut off date for SRA projects and CD is different from it,” Sane said.
2019-01-14Housing sales up in 2018 in 9 major cities, but new supply falls 22%; Here`s why - Zee Business
Housing sales up in 2018 in 9 major cities, but new supply falls 22%; Here's why The realty sector is currently on the upswing, primarily for ready-to-move housing units or the projects that are nearing competition due to low-risk factors attached to them, he added. "2019 is going to be a watershed moment for the Indian real estate sector. We are witnessing solid demand for ready-to-move and nearing completion projects, which primarily cater to end-users," Jasuja said. Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2019 06:31 am Increased demand for flats that are ready to move in or nearing completion helped housing sales to rise by 7 per cent during 2018 to nearly 2.15 lakh units across nine major cities, according to data analytic firm PropEquity. New launches fell by 22 per cent to 1.46 lakh units during 2018 against 1.87 lakh units in the previous year. Higher sales and fall in new supply led to 10 per cent decline in unsold stock at around 6 lakh units as on December 31, 2018. The nine cities tracked by Prop Equity are Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thane and Chennai. "In 2018, we witnessed over 20 per cent fall in new launches in top nine Indian cities as developers across cities focussed on executing and aggressively selling previously launched projects. This also led to unsold inventory falling by over 10 per cent; and effectively these top nine cities sold 7.2 per cent more units in 2018 versus 2017 even with fewer launched projects," said Samir Jasuja, Founder and MD, Prop Equity. The realty sector is currently on the upswing, primarily for ready-to-move housing units or the projects that are nearing competition due to low-risk factors attached to them, he added. "2019 is going to be a watershed moment for the Indian real estate sector. We are witnessing solid demand for ready-to-move and nearing completion projects, which primarily cater to end-users," Jasuja said. According to the data, Bengaluru saw 19 per rise in sales to 38,525 units during 2018, while sales in Chennai grew by 40 per cent to 14,920 units. Housing sales in Mumbai went up by 9 per cent at 22,413 units, 16 per cent in Pune at 49,706 units and 14 per cent in Kolkata at 14,166 units. However, Gurugram saw a dip in sales by 16 per cent at 9,425 units, while sales in Hyderabad declined by 17 per cent at 15,486 units. Housing sales in Noida fell by 5 per cent to 3,828 units, while absorption in Thane dipped by 2 per cent to 46,347 units. Among other property consultants, Knight Frank has reported lowest rise in housing sales during 2018 at 6 per cent. JLL India said housing sales rose 47 per cent in seven cities, ANAROCK data suggested 16 per cent rise in seven cities, and Prop Tiger showed 25 per cent rise in sales in nine big cities. The difference in the figures is on account of variation in locations in the respective reports. P.E. Analytics owns and operates Prop Equity, which is an online subscription based real estate data and analytics platform covering over 98,370 projects of 26,881 developers across over 42 cities in India.
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2019-01-14Two BNMC employees held, three builders booked for destroying police chowki - The Indian Express
Two BNMC employees held, three builders booked for destroying police chowki The accused have been identified as Naim Mehboob Shaikh, Samshujma Ansari and Mujahid Ansari — all employees of the BNMC anti-encroachment cell, police said. Updated: January 14, 2019 3:22:51 am The Nizampura police in Thane have arrested two Bhiwandi Nizampura Municipal Corporation (BNMC) employees and have booked three local builders for allegedly tearing down a police chowki for illegal construction on the land. The accused had also stolen building material worth Rs 1.5 lakh, police said. “We were informed by the public that the chowki was torn down in the middle of the night. The BNMC apparatus was used to break the two-room structure, we were told,” said a senior officer from the Nizampura police station. The accused have been identified as Naim Mehboob Shaikh, Samshujma Ansari and Mujahid Ansari — all employees of the BNMC anti-encroachment cell, police said. “These employees were working in tandem with three private builders identified as Muddasir Nadim Bardi, Faizal Rashid Abuji and Munawar Gulam Rasul Shaikh, who wanted to use the land for a residential complex,” said the officer. He added: “The three builders are absconding. However, we are investigating and will arrest them soon. We have booked them for destroying public property, encroachment and theft.” The land on which the police chowki stood belongs to the BNMC, police said.
2019-01-14QCrime: 13,000 Died in Maha Road Mishaps; Two Hizb Operatives Held - The Quint
QCrime: 13,000 Died in?Maha Road Mishaps; Two Hizb Operatives Held 1. More Than 13,000 Killed in Road Mishaps in?Maharashtra in 2018 More than 13,000 people were killed in 35,957 road accidents in 2018, up from the 12,511 deaths in 36,056 mishaps in 2017, according to the data from the Maharashtra highway traffic police. According to the Maharashtra highway police officers, who collect data on all road accidents and analyse them, human error —such as drink driving, lane-cutting, speaking over the phone while driving, etc — emerged as the main cause behind majority of the mishaps. 2. Two Hizbul Mujahideen Operatives Held, Were in Delhi to Procure Weapons The special cell of Delhi Police has apprehended two alleged Hizbul Mujahideen operatives. One of the suspects has been identified as Kifayatullah Bukhari (30), an aide of J&K cop-turned-Hizbul commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu. The other suspect is a minor. The operation has led to a major revelation: J&K-based outfits are procuring weapons from gunrunners based in Delhi and neighbouring states as there has been a shortage of small arms used in target killings. The operatives travel to Delhi in a bus and carry only one or two pistols and their magazines back to the valley. 3. Senegal National Bites off Man’s Cheek in Delhi Road Rage Case In a freak incident of road rage, a Senegal national bit off a part of a man’s cheek in outer Delhi’s Nihal Vihar on Wednesday night, 9 January. The accused had allegedly brushed past the victim on his scooty and got enraged when asked to drive slowly. DCP (outer) Seju Kuruvilla said the accused, Ba Ousseynou, has been booked for causing hurt by dangerous means. Later, it was found that his visa had expired and he was charged under the Foreigners Act as well. The victim, Jitender, was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors suggested surgery to sew the chewed off patch.
2019-01-14Video: 4 bikes, 4 rickshaws gutted in Thane - Local Press Co
Video: 4 bikes, 4 rickshaws gutted in Thane Mumbai Snippets Video: 4 bikes, 4 rickshaws gutted in Thane By Local Press Co Staff - January 14, 2019 36shares Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn Google+ PinterestThe incident did not result in any casualties (Picture: Amol Dhumal) At least eight vehicles, including four two-wheelers and four auto-rickshaws, were gutted in a fire at Thane during the wee hours of Monday. According to preliminary information, the fire engulfed the vehicles out around 3 am today. The incident took place near Wagle bus depot, Wagle Estate in Thane West. After the fire department was alerted about the mishap, a team of firefighters and local police reached the spot with one fire engine and one rescue vehicle. The blaze was doused after a few minutes and did not result in any casualties. All affected autos and bikes, however, were completely gutted in the blaze. Police have launched a probe to ascertain if the fire broke out due to negligence or if any miscreants were involved. Details of charred auto-rickshaws: 1. MH 04 JH 6448 (Owner: Unknown) 2. MH 04 JH 3125 (Owner: Unknown) 3. MH 04 JH 6499 (Owner: Unknown) 4. MH 04 HZ 1572 (Owner: Unknown) Back to latest news36shares Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest TAGSbike gutted thanebike on fire wagle estaterickshaw gutted thanerickshaw on fire wagle estatewagle bus depotWagle Estate Previous articleRaids conducted at CCI, Bombay Gymkhana: Both clubs found flouting fire safety normsNext articleCocaine worth Rs 6.3 crore seized from Andheri Local Press Co Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mumbai Snippets Mumbai police get 5 new Segways to patrol promenades at Bandra, Worli & Versova Mumbai Snippets Refrigerator catches fire in Thane high-rise, residents escape unhurt Mumbai Snippets MNS stops ongoing Metro, Coastal Road work; wants State to resolve BEST crisis first Mumbai Snippets 3 workers run over by Mumbai-bound Tejas Express Mumbai Snippets Cocaine worth Rs 6.3 crore seized from Andheri Mumbai Snippets Mumbai airport to remain shut for six hours on 22 days between February-March Connect with us!6,639FansLike6,733FollowersFollow706SubscribersSubscribe ABOUT USMumbai's largest independent digital news platform covering an array of topics like local, crime, political, civic & more from the metropolitan region, including Thane and Navi Mumbai. Follow us for Mumbai news | Thane News | Navi Mumbai News | Live Updates | Breaking News | Hyperlocal News | Politics News | Crime News | Mumbai Local Train News | Civic Updates | BMC News | Local Train Updates |Contact us: support [at] localpress.coFOLLOW US About Us Contact Us Careers Advertise Report News Terms of Service Copyright © 2018 LocalPress Co MORE STORIES Mumbai police get 5 new Segways to patrol promenades at Bandra,... January 15, 2019 Edit with Live CSS Save Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete.
2019-01-13Housing sales up 7% in 2018 in 9 major cities; new supply falls 22%: Report - Economic Times
Housing sales up 7% in 2018 in 9 major cities; new supply falls 22%: Report Jan 13, 2019, 12.10 PM IST Housing sales in Noida fell by 5 per cent to 3,828 units, while absorption in Thane dipped by 2 per cent to 46,347 units. New Delhi: Increased demand for flats that are ready to move in or nearing completion helped housing sales to rise by 7 per cent during 2018 to nearly 2.15 lakh units across nine major cities, according to data analytic firm PropEquity. New launches fell by 22 per cent to 1.46 lakh units during 2018 against 1.87 lakh units in the previous year. Higher sales and fall in new supply led to 10 per cent decline in unsold stock at around 6 lakh units as on December 31, 2018. The nine cities tracked by PropEquity are Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thane and Chennai. "In 2018, we witnessed over 20 per cent fall in new launches in top nine Indian cities as developers across cities focussed on executing and aggressively selling previously launched projects. This also led to unsold inventory falling by over 10 per cent; and effectively these top nine cities sold 7.2 per cent more units in 2018 versus 2017 even with fewer launched projects," said Samir Jasuja, Founder and MD, PropEquity. The realty sector is currently on the upswing, primarily for ready-to-move housing units or the projects that are nearing competition due to low-risk factors attached to them, he added. "2019 is going to be a watershed moment for the Indian real estate sector. We are witnessing solid demand for ready-to-move and nearing completion projects, which primarily cater to end-users," Jasuja said. According to the data, Bengaluru saw 19 per rise in sales to 38,525 units during 2018, while sales in Chennai grew by 40 per cent to 14,920 units. Housing sales in Mumbai went up by 9 per cent at 22,413 units, 16 per cent in Pune at 49,706 units and 14 per cent in Kolkata at 14,166 units. However, Gurugram saw a dip in sales by 16 per cent at 9,425 units, while sales in Hyderabad declined by 17 per cent at 15,486 units. Housing sales in Noida fell by 5 per cent to 3,828 units, while absorption in Thane dipped by 2 per cent to 46,347 units. Among other property consultants, Knight Frank has reported lowest rise in housing sales during 2018 at 6 per cent. JLL India said housing sales rose 47 per cent in seven cities, ANAROCK data suggested 16 per cent rise in seven cities, and PropTiger showed 25 per cent rise in sales in nine big cities. The difference in the figures is on account of variation in locations in the respective reports. P.E. Analytics owns and operates PropEquity, which is an online subscription based real estate data and analytics platform covering over 98,370 projects of 26,881 developers across over 42 cities in India.
2019-01-13Just 6 doctors tend to over 1300 Thane mental hospital inmates - Times of India
Just 6 doctors tend to over 1,300 Thane mental hospital inmates Updated: Jan 13, 2019, 03:47 IST THANE: The sprawling 76-acre mental hospital here, the only state-run facility catering to Mumbai and its surrounding areas (MMR), is facing a shortage of doctors. There are around 1,360 inmates at the institution and currently merely six doctors are available for treatment. The authorities said around 12 positions for doctors are vacant. Around 300 patients use the hospital outpatient department (OPD) wing. TimesView The 50% vacancy in posts of psychiatrists at Thane Mental Hospital smacks of governmental apathy. Medical colleges with psychiatry departments have a fraction of the beds in mental hospitals, but have four or more professors and more than double the number of resident doctors as well as psychologists to treat their mentally ill patients. Even the other three mental hospitals run by the state government don't have a staff shortage. It is time the state government stepped up its efforts to help the Thane hospital; it could rope in part-time consultants or hire young psychiatrists to ensure this vulnerable section gets decent care. This means more than 200 patients are being treated by each doctor in the hospital. Mental health experts said ideally there should be one doctor for 100 patients. “Doctors have to make sure they keep tabs on the progress of patients every day. Also, one has to keep checking if the treatment is helping the patients, counsel the patients and even talk to their relatives. We have around 30 wards, which are divided into five units. Each unit needs at least two doctors, that is, a minimum of 10 doctors have to be there. We have written to the deputy director of health services to provide us with more doctors,” said Dr Sanjay Bodade, superintendent of the Thane hospital. The institution is facing pressure from outside too. Moves are afoot to use 14 acres of the hospital’s grounds for the proposed Kopri station. “The green belt around the institution will mostly be taken down. The verdant surroundings create a pleasant environment for inmates and the recovery process is hastened,” said an official. The poor doctor-patient ratio and resource allocation in public health is hampering and delaying treatment. Cases of schizophrenia, bipolar and other mental health disorders require adequate and experienced psychiatrists who can give time to their patients. But doctors at the hospital cribbed that when there are enough doctors, the average time they can spend on each patient is more than 10 minutes. In the present scenario, they get barely a minute to talk to and diagnose the patient. “It goes without saying that the quality of treatment is compromised. We have no option but to prioritize patients and check only those with acute mental health issues. For others, we ask the nurses and the social workers to keep tabs and inform if their condition worsens. Also, when a new patient comes in, at least an hour goes with that patient as we are not even aware of the medical history,” said Dr Ashish Pathak, psychiatrist, Thane mental hospital. The shortage is making a huge impact on treatment and the attention the inmates need. Officials said sometimes even patients who need the electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) cannot be attended to regularly, and this affects them, including many turning violent. Also, the process of reuniting treated patients with their families is almost at a standstill as the patients are not getting the mentally fit certificate needed as there is a delay in check-up. The situation in Thane is the worst among other state-run institutions in neighbouring districts. The other three hospitals in Pune, Nagpur, Ratnagiri are doing better, as far as staff is concerned. But they too claim that they have vacant posts and have to regularly ask the state health department to provide more doctors.
2019-01-133 held for allegedly raping teen girl several times in Maharashtra's Thane - Devdiscourse
3 held for allegedly raping teen girl several times in Maharashtra's Thane Updated: 13-01-2019 14:24 IST Three persons were arrested in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times, police said Sunday. Senior Inspector K D Jadhav of Shanti Nagar police station said the 14-year-old girl was acquainted with one of the accused, Jamil alias Bullan Vali Mohammad Khan (58) as she used to purchase cosmetics from his handcart. "Jamil along with others raped the girl on multiple occasions between June last year and January 9 this year. She revealed her ordeal to her mother who filed a complaint on Friday," Jadhav said. He identified the others arrested, apart from Jamil, as Shahnavaz Khan (19) and Rizwan Khan (23), adding that a fourth person, Firoz Siddiqui, was wanted in the case. "We have charged the accused under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. They have been remanded in police custody for six days," he informed.
2019-01-13Maharashtra: Three arrested for raping teen in Thane, one absconding - The New Indian Express
Maharashtra: Three arrested for raping teen in Thane, one absconding Three persons were arrested in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times. Published: 13th January 2019 02:25 PM THANE: Three persons were arrested in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times, police said Sunday. Senior Inspector K D Jadhav of Shanti Nagar police station said the 14-year-old girl was acquainted with one of the accused, Jamil alias Bullan Vali Mohammad Khan (58) as she used to purchase cosmetics from his handcart. "Jamil along with others raped the girl on multiple occasions between June last year and January 9 this year. She revealed her ordeal to her mother who filed a complaint on Friday," Jadhav said. He identified the others arrested, apart from Jamil, as Shahnavaz Khan (19) and Rizwan Khan (23), adding that a fourth person, Firoz Siddiqui, was wanted in the case. "We have charged the accused under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. They have been remanded in police custody for six days," he informed.
2019-01-133 held for raping teen in Bhiwandi, one absconding - Times of India
3 held for raping teen in Bhiwandi, one absconding Jan 13, 2019, 15:43 IST THANE: Three persons were arrested in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times, police said on Sunday. Senior inspector K D Jadhav of Shanti Nagar police station said the 14-year-old girl was acquainted with one of the accused, Jamil alias Bullan Vali Mohammad Khan (58) as she used to purchase cosmetics from his handcart. "Jamil along with others raped the girl on multiple occasions between June last year and January 9 this year. She revealed her ordeal to her mother who filed a complaint on Friday," Jadhav said. He identified the others arrested, apart from Jamil, as Shahnavaz Khan (19) and Rizwan Khan (23), adding that a fourth person, Firoz Siddiqui, was wanted in the case. "We have charged the accused under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. They have been remanded in police custody for six days," he informed.
2019-01-13Thane city police logs 63 percent crime detection rate in 2018 - The New Indian Express
Thane city police logs 63 percent crime detection rate in 2018 Published: 13th January 2019 08:16 PM In 2017, the crime detection percentage for the Thane commissionarate region stood at 58 per cent, it stated. There are total 35 police stations that fall under five zones in the Thane police commissionarate limits. Thane Police Commissionerate comprises four Municipal Corporations (Thane, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, and Kalyan-Dombivali) and two Muncipal Councils (Ambarnath and Badlapur) besides a number of small villages. Out of 108 murder cases, 102 cases have been cracked by the police. Similarly, out of 307 cases of rape registered during the given period (2018), 288 cases have been solved, it stated. The number of successful investigations into the attempt to murder cases stood at 136 out of a total of 141 cases. Other crimes included molestation, dacoity, burglary, kidnapping, assault on public servants, abetment to suicide, death due to negligent and rash driving. However, close scrutiny of the report reveals that the police have faltered in cracking burglary cases during the period. The detection percentage recorded for burglaries stood at poor 41 per cent. Out of the total 1,222 such cases, only 497 cases have been detected, as per the report. Thane, a city with a population of over 18 lakh, is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and Navi Mumbai, another most developed city, lie on the border of Thane. The Central and Western Railway tracks go through Thane.
2019-01-132018:Thane police commissionarte logs 63% crime detection rate - Business Standard
2018:Thane police commissionarte logs 63% crime detection rate Updated at January 13, 2019 18:05 IST Thane Police have recorded a crime detection rate at 63 per cent for the year 2018 in the police commissionarate limits, an uptick of five per cent from 2017, as per a report. Out of the total 12,439 crimes registered under various heads in 2018, a total of 7,833 cases were successfully solved by the police, Thane police commissionarte stated in its annual report. In 2017, the crime detection percentage for the Thane commissionarate region stood at 58 per cent, it stated. There are total 35 police stations that fall under five zones in the Thane police commissionarate limits. Thane Police Commissionerate comprises four Municipal Corporations (Thane, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, and Kalyan-Dombivali) and two Muncipal Councils (Ambarnath and Badlapur) besides a number of small villages. Out of 108 murder cases, 102 cases have been cracked by the police. Similarly, out of 307 cases of rape registered during the given period (2018), 288 cases have been solved, it stated. The number of successful investigations into the attempt to murder cases stood at 136 out of total 141 cases. Other crimes included molestation, dacoity, burglary, kidnapping, assault on public servants, abetment to suicide, death due to negligent and rash driving. However, a close scrutiny of the report reveals that the police have faltered in cracking burglary cases during the period. The detection percentage recorded for burglaries stood at poor 41 per cent. Out of the total 1,222 such cases, only 497 cases have been detected, as per the report. Thane, a city with population of over 18 lakh, is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and Navi Mumbai, another most developed city, lie on the border of Thane. The Central and Western Railway tracks go through Thane.
2019-01-13Two school officials booked for teen's death in Thane water park - The New Indian Express
Two school officials booked for teen's death in Thane water park Published: 13th January 2019 06:11 PM THANE: Two school officials were Saturday booked in connection with the death of a student in a water park in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday, police said. Students of Navjivan School in Nalasopara in neighbouring Palghar district had gone to the water park Friday as part of a school excursion during which a Class X student, identified as Deepak Gupta, reportedly drowned, a Kasarwadavali police official said Sunday. He said the duo had been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following a complaint filed by the deceased's parents. He added that no arrests had been so far and probe was underway to get more details of the incident.
2019-01-13NH construction 2nd fastest in Maharashtra in last 4 yrs: Data | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
NH construction 2nd fastest in Maharashtra in last 4 yrs: Data Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 04:23 IST Maharashtra has ranked second among states in terms of national highway (NH) construction during the first four years of the Narendra Modi government and on the scale of the Center's expenditure for building of highways. between 2014-15 and 2017-18, government data show.
2019-01-13MH-THANE CRIME - Devdiscourse
MH-THANE CRIME Updated: 13-01-2019 18:04 IST Thane Police have recorded a crime detection rate at 63 per cent for the year 2018 in the police commissionarate limits, an uptick of five per cent from 2017, as per a report. Out of the total 12,439 crimes registered under various heads in 2018, a total of 7,833 cases were successfully solved by the police, Thane police commissionarte stated in its annual report. In 2017, the crime detection percentage for the Thane commissionarate region stood at 58 per cent, it stated. There are total 35 police stations that fall under five zones in the Thane police commissionarate limits. Thane Police Commissionerate comprises four Municipal Corporations (Thane, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, and Kalyan-Dombivali) and two Muncipal Councils (Ambarnath and Badlapur) besides a number of small villages. Out of 108 murder cases, 102 cases have been cracked by the police. Similarly, out of 307 cases of rape registered during the given period (2018), 288 cases have been solved, it stated. The number of successful investigations into the attempt to murder cases stood at 136 out of total 141 cases. Other crimes included molestation, dacoity, burglary, kidnapping, assault on public servants, abetment to suicide, death due to negligent and rash driving. However, a close scrutiny of the report reveals that the police have faltered in cracking burglary cases during the period. The detection percentage recorded for burglaries stood at poor 41 per cent. Out of the total 1,222 such cases, only 497 cases have been detected, as per the report. Thane, a city with population of over 18 lakh, is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and Navi Mumbai, another most developed city, lie on the border of Thane. The Central and Western Railway tracks go through Thane.
2019-01-13Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Bhiwandi villagers agree to land survey - The Indian Express
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Bhiwandi villagers agree to land survey Thane Collector Rajesh Narvekar confirms receiving assent on land measuring process for 61 hectares Published: January 14, 2019 2:00:27 am VILLAGERS FROM in and around Bhiwandi who opposed sale of their land for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, have now agreed for the same, provided their demands are met. Thane collector’s office received their assent on the land survey process for the 61 hectare on Friday, sources said. Advertising Residents of Anjur, Haivedive and Bharodi villages had been protesting against the land acquisition since the process of land survey began in May 2018, civic authorities said. Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar confirmed that the villagers had agreed to work with the authorities. “Villagers agreed on Friday to start the land measuring process,” he said. The villagers, who had formed a committee to fight against the land acquisition had several demands, including skilled high-position jobs for the kin of those who will give up their land, sources said. “We accepted some of the demands, conversation on more is open. We will not do anything without their consent,” said a senior divisional officer. Villagers also demanded that the committee that which will decide the rates of land to be paid to them should include their members. “At present, our approval is only for the measurement of the land to begin. We are not going to be pushed around by the authorities. We have demanded that our family members get skilled management jobs and not just menial jobs at the car shed. We also want a service road or a flyover connecting Bharodi to Dombivali. We are not against progress, but it should not be at the cost of us Bhoomiputras,” said Ravi Mahale, a resident of Anjur village. According to civic authorities, measuring of the 61 hectare belonging to over 131 farmers will be done between January 17 and 19. “Several meetings were held between farmers and the authorities.The land being acquired is for the corridor along with the depot or car shed,” said an officer at the Thane collector’s office. The Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor is expected to pass from Thane and Palghar. The acquisition process started in May 2018, when Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar published an advertisement for the same. However, the residents of Bharodi, Haivedive, Anjur and other villages in and around Bhiwandi and Shilphata were against the proposal, as they believed that the bullet train would not benefit them in anyway and they would lose out on their lands, which provide most with their bread and butter.
2019-01-133 arrested for raping teen in Mah - United News of India
3 arrested for raping teen in Mah Thane, Jan 13 (UNI) The police arrested three people here, for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times. Fourth accused is still at large, Sr. PI of the Shanti Nagar police station KD Jadhav said here on Sunday.The arrested are Jamil Bullan Vali Mohammad Khan (58), Shahnavaz Khan (19) and Rizwan Khan (23).
2019-01-13CM urged to step in as crippling BEST stir enters 2nd week | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
CM urged to step in as crippling BEST stir enters 2nd week 14th January, 2019 MUMBAI: There will be no red bus on city roads for the seventh consecutive day on Monday as the BEST workers’ strike enters its second week, with no talks being held on Sunday. Besides, the government-appointed committee has only heard our demands and not made any offer,” union leader Shashank Rao said. The panel headed by chief secretary D K Jain was appointed as per directions of the Bombay high court. “As we were not called for any discussion on Sunday, the strike will continue. Sources said the management has been gathering evidence against Rao and other union activists in a bid to get them arrested if the strike goes on.
2019-01-13Khelo India: Aman, Aakarshi emerge badminton champions - Times of India
Khelo India: Aman, Aakarshi emerge badminton champions Jan 13, 2019, 21:22 IST PUNE: Aman Farogh Sanjay in the boys' U-21 singles and Aarya Deshpande and Ananya Phadke in the girls' Under-17 doubles helped hosts Maharashtra add two gold to their overall tally on the final day of the badminton competition at the Khelo India Youth Games on Sunday. However 2018 Khelo India School Games girls' gold medallist Malvika Bansod had to settle for silver as Chhattisgarh's Aakarshi Kashyap proved too strong for her on the day. Aman Farogh of Thane, a student of Karamveer Bhaurao College was up against the gritty Rahul Bhardwaj of Karnataka but the dapper left-hander moved with dexterity and mixed up his shots well to make the final his own, winning 21-17, 23-21 in just 40 minutes. "This gold medal means a lot to me as I've had a lot of second place finishes in national tournaments," Aman said later. "My coach Shrikant Wagh has played a crucial part in this victory, as for the past several months I've been training rigorously in his Thane academy." Having lost the Khelo India School Games final in Delhi, Aakarshi of Chhattisgarh was determined to come up with a better result here. Malvika had not dropped a single game on her way to the final and expectations were high being the crowd favourite, but Aakarshi, who trains at the Prakash Padkuone Academy in Bengaluru won 21-11, 21-16 to avenge her Delhi defeat. "I was confident of winning today because I had recently won the junior nationals. My coaches Vimal Kumar and Saylee Gokhale at the PKBA academy worked very hard on my weakness which was not winning long rallies. I interacted with my coaches over the phone and they guided me properly," said Aakarshi later. In the girls U-17 doubles, Ananya Phadke and Aarya Deshpande clinched the gold in a one-sided final. The Maharashtra duo, who did not drop a single game in the tournament, outclassed Rajasthan's Sakshi Asrani and Ankushka Mehta 21-16, 21-13 in just 29 minutes. Ananya, a 10th standard student of Abhinav Vidyalay, Pune said, "I've never participated in a multisport event. The Khelo India Youth Games is a really big platform as the entire nation is watching, it feels like the Olympics. "Winning gold in my hometown is like icing on the cake." Added Aarya, a 10th standard student of Gurukul Secondary School, Satara. This gold is not only for us. We dedicate it to Maharashtra." In the girls U-17 final, 13 year old Gopichand Academy trainee Mir Tasnim Ali of Gujarat overpowered Mansi Singh of Uttar Pradesh 23-21, 21-16. In other action, Gandham Pranav Rao of Telangana came from behind to beat Haryana's Ravi in a thriller 21-15, 18-21, 11-21 to give Telangana their only badminton gold (boys U-17) of the Games. Rajasthan's Nikunj Pandey and Shubham Patel beat C.S. Kousthik and R. Vikash Prabhu of Tamil Nadu 21-15, 22-20 in the boys doubles U-17 final. Results: U-21 boys singles: Aman Farogh Sanjay (Mah) bt Rahul Bhardwaj(Kar) 21-17,23-21 U-21 girls singles: Aakarshi Kashyap (Cha) bt Malvika Bansod (Mah) 21-11, 21-16 U-17 boys singles: Gandham Rao (Tel) bt Ravi (Haryana) 15-21, 21-18, 21-11 U-17 girls singles: Mir Tarnim Ali (Guj) bt Mansi Singh (UP) 23-21, 21-16 U-17 boys doubles: Nikunj Pandey/Shubham Patel (Raj) bt C.S. Kousthik/R. Vikash Prabhu (TN) 21-15, 22-20 U-17 girls doubles: Arya Deshpande/Ananya Phadke (Mah) bt Sakshi Asrani/Ankushka Mehta (Raj) 21-16, 21-13
2019-01-13Housing sales up 7% in 2018 in 9 major cities; new supply falls 22%: Report - Daily News & Analysis
Housing sales up 7% in 2018 in 9 major cities; new supply falls 22%: Report Updated: Jan 13, 2019, 01:47 PM IST Increased demand for flats that are ready to move in or nearing completion helped housing sales to rise by 7% during 2018 to nearly 2.15 lakh units across nine major cities, according to data analytic firm PropEquity. New launches fell by 22% to 1.46 lakh units during 2018 against 1.87 lakh units in the previous year. Higher sales and fall in new supply led to 10% decline in unsold stock at around 6 lakh units as on December 31, 2018. The nine cities tracked by PropEquity are Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thane and Chennai. "In 2018, we witnessed over 20% fall in new launches in top nine Indian cities as developers across cities focussed on executing and aggressively selling previously launched projects. This also led to unsold inventory falling by over 10%; and effectively these top nine cities sold 7.2% more units in 2018 versus 2017 even with fewer launched projects," said Samir Jasuja, Founder and MD, PropEquity. The realty sector is currently on the upswing, primarily for ready-to-move housing units or the projects that are nearing competition due to low-risk factors attached to them, he added. "2019 is going to be a watershed moment for the Indian real estate sector. We are witnessing solid demand for ready-to-move and nearing completion projects, which primarily cater to end-users," Jasuja said. According to the data, Bengaluru saw 19 per rise in sales to 38,525 units during 2018, while sales in Chennai grew by 40% to 14,920 units. Housing sales in Mumbai went up by 9% at 22,413 units, 16% in Pune at 49,706 units and 14% in Kolkata at 14,166 units. However, Gurugram saw a dip in sales by 16% at 9,425 units, while sales in Hyderabad declined by 17% at 15,486 units. Housing sales in Noida fell by 5% to 3,828 units, while absorption in Thane dipped by 2% to 46,347 units. Among other property consultants, Knight Frank has reported lowest rise in housing sales during 2018 at 6%. JLL India said housing sales rose 47% in seven cities, ANAROCK data suggested 16% rise in seven cities, and PropTiger showed 25% rise in sales in nine big cities. The difference in the figures is on account of variation in locations in the respective reports. P.E. Analytics owns and operates PropEquity, which is an online subscription based real estate data and analytics platform covering over 98,370 projects of 26,881 developers across over 42 cities in India.
2019-01-13The man who negotiated the way out - The Hindu
The man who negotiated the way out UPDATED: JANUARY 14, 2019 00:53 IST In 2007, employees of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) announced a 72-hour strike over revision of salary scales and dearness allowance. Led by the late Sharad Rao, the workers’ union negotiated with the BEST administration, and the strike was called off. Throughout his career, Rao managed to glean benefits for workers through negotiations, which ensured that over a million workers remained loyal to him. His control over unions in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), BEST, Autos, taxi operations, shop workers (gumasta), hotel workers and aviation made him only the second union leader after former Defence minister George Fernandes to earn the reputation of a man who could bring Mumbai to a halt. Rao died in 2016, and his son Shashank Rao, the current leader of the BEST Workers’ Union, is taking forward his father’s legacy through the ongoing strike. Fernandes as mentor In 1967, Mr. Fernandes made Rao join the Bombay Labour Organisation and encouraged him to start building a gumasta workers’ union. As Fernandes started taking an interest in national politics in the late ’80s, Rao steadily took over the control of the unions here. In over 46 years spent in the labour sector, Rao led numerous unions covering the organised and unorganised sectors, including the Municipal Majdoor Union, Mumbai; BEST Workers’ Union; Mumbai Autorikshaw-Taximen’s Union; Mumbai Labour Union; Mumbai Hawkers’ Union; Mumbai Gumasta Union; Cambata Aviation Employees’ Union; municipal labour unions for Thane-Navi Mumbai ; and Mumbai Fire Services Union. After his release from Nashik Central Jail following the emergency, Rao contested and won the municipal election in 1978 from Thakurdvar in south Mumbai. He was also the president of the Maharashtra unit of Samata Party formed by Mr. Fernandes and later joined the Nationalist Congress Party in 2004. While his attempts to join the Assembly or Lok Sabha did not succeed, his firm grip on unions and ability to negotiate with the administration made him one of the biggest leaders of Mumbai’s working class. Always criticised by the middle-class Mumbaikar for his threats to call strikes before festivals, Rao had said the people should blame those who were forcing workers to go on strike and should refuse to be used as a shield by the administrators who force such strikes. Key victories Under the leadership of Mr. Fernandes, he successfully brought about an increase in wages of BEST and BMC employees. One of his major victories was a substantial rise in remuneration for the BMC’s sanitation workers. Designated areas being created for hawkers was also the result of efforts by the hawker’s union working under Rao, who managed bring together around three lakh hawkers operating in the city, a large part of the unorganised sector. Rao, who learned the ropes of activism from Mr. Fernandes, cut off ties with him once the latter started growing closer to the Bharatiya Janata Party. In a decisive election for the BEST Workers’ Union in 2005, Rao’s panel triumphed, making him the undisputed trade union leader across Mumbai. Volatile relations His relationship with Shiv Sena, which was the ruling party in the BMC, was volatile and his electoral defeats at the hands of Sena candidates — first in the Assembly by Subhash Desai and later in Lok Sabha by Mohan Rawle — ensured it always remained so. Rao even snatched control of the union of Thane Municipal Corporation from the Sena. Active into his 70s, Rao had called for a strike in the BMC in 2010, demanding the payment of the pending fifth instalment of payments as per the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. Successful negotiations with the administration resulted in the strike being called off. After his death, Rao’s long-time associate A.L. Quadros of the Mumbai Taximen’s Union described him as the person who knew when to go on strike and when to call it off.
2019-01-13Impact of Demonetisation led father selling daughter for Rs 200 reveals Study - Mid-Day
Impact of Demonetisation led father selling daughter for Rs 200, reveals Study Jan 13, 2019, 07:17 IST It was just days into demonetisation, which hit the country on November 8, 2016, when a construction labourer from Thane dragged his teenage daughter into an abandoned industrial unit. Here, with her head shrouded in a dupatta, she became the subject of a tiny bargain that was being negotiated by the unit's watchman with a client. When the deal had been sealed, her father had made R200 by selling her for a few hours. This horrifying account is just one of the many stories relayed to developmental economist Ritu Dewan, who undertook a first-of-its-kind study in the summer of last year, to measure the impact of demonetisation on the workers and construction labourers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Turning to the nakas The study has become the subject of Dewan's new book, Demonetisation: From Deprivation to Destitution, which she co-authored with researcher Radha Sehgal. One of the main reasons behind the survey, says Dewan, was that there was nothing available in terms of primary data to understand why demonetisation wasn't good for the economy. "There were some superb books and brilliantly-researched journalistic pieces being written on demonetisation, but they relied on secondary information. As an economist, you need to quantify any impact," says Dewan, who led the research with the help of six interns from St Xavier's College, Dhobi Talao, in April and May of last year — over a year after demonetisation happened. The team hadn't expected the huge wave of "anger" that demonetisation brought with it. "It was not a hit-and-run event. There are things that they [labourers] will never, ever recover from," argues Dewan, also the vice-president of the Indian Society of Labour Economics. Her research puts their story into perspective. Dewan and team surveyed 227 workers (125 men and 102 women) from eight construction nakas — Shivaji Chowk No 1, Mumbradevi, Shahad East, Morivali, Kapurbawdi-Thane West, Manpada, Khemani and Dhamankar — in the Thane district. These nakas are fixed places where construction workers stand and wait every day to find work. "The contractors come to these nakas and select workers." There were two main reasons behind choosing these particular nakas, says Dewan. First, maximum number of constructions were apparently taking place in this area as there was a major shift of population to this location; second, most of the nakas located in this district, represent an amalgamation of both local and migrant workers. Split into three phases, the survey highlights the ground truths of PM Narendra Modi's policy. Far-reaching impact Demonetisation became an easy excuse to reduce the wages of labourers; if nothing else, they were given the old R500 notes and expected to exchange it on their own. In some cases, industrial units shut down, and jobs were no longer available. "One of the immediate impacts of this was that several workers had to remove their children from school as they just didn't have the money for the mid-term fees. Girls, in particular, were taken out of school for three to four months together, which meant they had to skip the entire year. Many kids were also transferred from private to municipal or vernacular schools," says Dewan. There was also a significant percentage of people, who no longer had access to hospitals or healthcare. In fact, 31 workers reported absolute non-use of medicines during the three months after demonetisation. But the single most distressing fall-out of demonetisation, writes Dewan, was the drastic decline in basic nutritional levels. An appalling 63 per cent of these 227 households had to reduce their basic nutritional levels in the first three months. "They were not even eating one meal a day," she says. While the langars at gurdwaras were succor for many, Dewan points out how kirana store owners, who'd take the Aadhar card as collateral — making many fear that they'd lose their citizenship — would also take advantage of women, sometimes on the pretext of giving them extra grain. "Post demonetisation, sexual violence had become a pre-condition for employment. I have seen it with my own eyes, how at nakas, the more undernourished and less undernourished women would be standing in different queues. They were being asked point-blank, if they would sleep with the contractors. It was tragic," says Dewan, adding that worse was fathers and brothers confessing to her, about selling their daughters and sisters for Rs 200-300. Dewan says "this research can be extended to all informal urban sectors" across the country. "As economists, we know that demonetisation failed in every possible way. There should have been greater state responsibility of giving and not taking away."
2019-01-13‘Having a SAI training centre in the state makes a huge difference’ - The Asian Age
‘Having a SAI training centre in the state makes a huge difference’ Published : Jan 14, 2019, 12:06 am IST Mahendra feels that the financial incentives will help motivate the younger athletes. Maharashtra bagged a rich haul of medals in the under-17 gymnastics category of the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. The home state won as many as 23 medals in gymnastics in that category. Maharashtra were buoyed by fantastic performances from Shreyas Mandlik, Krisha Chheda, and twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi Hattekar who bagged a major share of the medals in the under-17 category. Shreyas Mandlik missed out on a medal in the men’s artistic all-round category but made a perfect comeback, clinching medals in all of the four individual apparatus events he played in. “I wasn’t feeling very confident initially, but words of inspiration from my coach turned things around. I still cannot believe I won four medals, and I am grateful to my coach and my family who have always believed in me,” said 15-year-old Thane resident Mandlik who won a gold and earned two silver along with a bronze. Reflecting upon his team’s impressive start to the Khelo India Youth Games, coach Mahendra Babhulkar who has been instrumental in getting best from his trainees, credits athletes for better execution. “I have observed that a major part of the credit for success in gymnastics goes to the coach. But I believe execution on the big day is crucial, and I’m glad that my athletes have delivered so far,” Babhulkar said. Babhulkar and his team got the opportunity to practice at the Balewadi Sports Complex a few days before the Games began. He recognized the fact that the preparatory camp prior to the event helped them as they practiced with the same equipment and apparatus that would be used at the event. Many of his young gymnasts have been training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. “Having a SAI training centre in the state makes a huge difference to the way his gymnasts train as the facilities and equipment provided there are very good and add efficiency in training,” he said. He also lauded the move by the government that provides financial support to the athletes at the Khelo India Games. “Such financial incentives add to the players’ motivation while also giving a bit of relief to the parents, as those funds can be utilized for further training,” said Babhulkar, signing off, as he turned his focus back to his young gymnasts.
2019-01-13Nashoba Valley Technical High School Honor Roll - Lowell Sun
Nashoba Valley Technical High School Honor RollThe Lowell SunUpdated:   01/13/2019 06:35:15 AM ESTHigh Honors SENIORS: Gabriella Agliata, Sarah Assimakopoulos, Copper Berry, Ashley Crosby, Leah Deegan, Amanda Fales, Sydney Fournier, Emily Hogan, Emerson Kennedy, Adam Kubasti, Edward Landers, Kaitlyn May, Taylor McLellan, Caitlin McMaster, Kaylin Patterson-Soar, Baylie Rajaniemi, Eliott Searle, Brendan Taylor, Dylan Urban, Kaitlyn Winsper and Sabrina Wojnar. 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2019-01-13Bullet train will consume 40% more power than Delhi Metro - Hindustan Times
Bullet train will consume 40% more power than Delhi Metro The Narendra Modi government has set the ambitious deadline of completing the bullet train project by August 15, 2022, when India marks 75 years of Independence. Updated: Jan 13, 2019 09:20 IST India’s first super-fast bullet train, which will connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad, will consume 40% more electricity than what the entire Delhi Metro network requires, according to an estimate by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is executing the project. NHSRCL said the project, once operational, will require 1,100 million units of electricity per year to power the train and the stations it will stop at. In comparison, Delhi Metro, which runs on eight lines spanning 350 kilometres serving 236 stations and connects the capital with satellite towns like Gurugram and Noida, consumes 850 million units per annum. Officials said this difference in consumption is because bullet trains need to attain a certain speed — much higher than what a metro train is capable of — and because metro trains deploy regenerative braking, a technology that recovers some energy while stopping and converts it back into usable electricity. According to NHSRCL, approximately 350 kilometres of transmission lines and high voltage cabling would be constructed in Gujarat and Maharashtra for the bullet train, for which the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in September 2017. The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour. Train 18, which will connect New Delhi and Varanasi, hit a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour during a test run in December, and is billed as India’s fastest train. NHSRCL has already tied up with power generating companies, which will supply the 1,100 million required per year to power the inaugural bullet train. Power requirement will grow as the number of train services increases in 2033, 2043, and 2053. “After finalizing the alignment in October 2017, we appointed consultant to decide the power requirement for the project. After a detailed study, we have finalized the locations of substations and how much power will be required at how many locations. We have also tied up with power distribution companies so that they can start work on the transmission lines,” NHSRCL managing director Achal Khare said in an interview in November. The official added that the consumption estimates are in line with what similar networks elsewhere consume. According to NHSRCL, traction power requirements are assessed by electrical works contractors that carry out power system simulation studies. The maximum projected train traffic and time table is simulated using software and the electric power requirement at each power substation, location and spacing of substations is assessed. “The power requirements of all the 29 substations and locations were finalised by January 2018 and the power utility companies in Gujarat and Maharashtra were approached. The joint surveys with power utility companies were completed by April 2018. The utility companies are now going ahead with related works,” said a spokesperson for NHSRCL. As part of a green energy initiative, the Mumbai–Ahmedabad bullet train corridor will tap solar energy at the rolling stock depots in Sabarmati and Thane, the High-Speed Rail Training Institute in Vadodara, and Sabarmati HSR Complex. “Power requirement is not an issue in India today, because installed capacity is almost double the peak demand. The good thing is Railways is going for solar, which will take care of lighting of stations,” said SR Sethi, a former member of Delhi Vidyut Board. Of the 508.17-km-long bullet train corridor, 155.76 km will be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.3 km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Narendra Modi government has set the ambitious deadline of completing the project by August 15, 2022, when India marks 75 years of Independence. Land acquisition process for ambitious bullet train project might be going at a slow pace but the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), which is executing the project between Mumbai and Ahmadabad, has finalised the electricity requirement for the project.
2019-01-13TMC Commissioner thanks colleagues for four years- long fruitful association - Afternoon Voice
TMC Commissioner thanks colleagues for four years- long fruitful association January 13, 2019 On Completion of four years, a meeting has been held to review the previous year’s achievements and for planning new schemes for the upcoming year by Thane Municipal Corporation. TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said, “We are trying consistently to make this city better but we are still lagging behind in achieving our target. TMC has been trying to run various public welfare schemes in the last four years, some of them are running at slow pace while few of them have taken momentum. We are trying our bests to launch more innovative schemes for the development of the city. Our motto is to run maximum public welfare schemes as we are bound to the welfare and development of the society.” He ordered TMC officials to concentrate on completion of current schemes. Follow ups and approval for new schemes has been scheduled for next meeting in February.
2019-01-12Pune: Two held, four booked for razing police chowkie, selling the land - Times of India
Pune: Two held, four booked for razing police chowkie, selling the land Jan 12, 2019, 18:40 IST THANE: Two persons were arrested and four others were booked on Saturday for allegedly pulling down a non-functional police chowkie in Bhiwandi town in the district and illegally selling the land to a private person, police said. The land, where the dilapidated police picket was located in Nizampura area, belonged to the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Maharashtra government, police said. "The police chowkie was in operation till recently. But its building was in a dilapidated condition. The proposal for its renovation was pending with the government," Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. "Recently, the accused pulled down the structure and took away the debris worth Rs 1.50 lakh. During the probe, police came to know that the accused sold the land to somebody for Rs 9 lakh. However, when the police asked that person to produce the property purchase documents, he could not do so," she said. Police identified the six accused and arrested two of them. The arrested duo was identified as Nayeem Sheikh (48) and Samshu Jama Mohammad Isa Ansari (48). All the accused were booked under IPC sections 379 (theft), 447 (criminal trespass) and section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, police said.
2019-01-12School student dies on a water sliding ride at Suraj Water Park in Thane - Mid-Day
School student dies on a water sliding ride at Suraj Water Park in Thane Jan 12, 2019, 16:45 IST The incident happened when the class 10 student climbed on the water slide tower at Suraj Water Park in Thane and suddenly fell down on the tower platform In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old student from Navjivan school Nalasopara East allegedly died falling from water sliding ride tower in Suraj Water Park on Friday afternoon. According to the police of the deceased has been identified as Deepak Gupta, a resident was residing with his parents at Pragati Nagar area, Nalasopara East. He was studying in Class X at Navjivan school situated in Oswal Nagri area and had gone for schools picnic. The incident happened when Gupta climbed on the water slide tower and suddenly fell down on the tower platform. He was unconscious. Gupta was taken to the hospital where the doctor declared him dead. No one from Suraj Water Park said anything but the incident was confirmed by night duty security guard who mid-day that the incident took place between 1 pm to 2 pm. He said that the boy used to suffer from epilepsy and he fainted while climbing on the sliding ride tower. The boy's parents alleged that he did not want to go to the picnic but the school authority had made it mandatory for students to attend and also alleged that the school authorities had threatened to not issue examination hall tickets for students appearing for SSC students. A social worker Prashant Bhosle says the school management is responsible for the death of the child. If the student did not want to go to the picnic, how could the school management force? The school authority is totally responsible for the death of Gupta and they should be punished. Hundreds of peoples including the parents gathered outside the school but no official from the from came out. And accidental death case has been registered at Kasarvadavali police station and further investigation is on.
2019-01-12Detection Skills: Duo held for over 29 bike thefts in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Detection Skills: Duo held for over 29 bike thefts in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai January 12, 2019 7:17 am Mumbai: Yellow Gate Police arrested notorious duo on Thursday, who robbed motorcycles in Mumbai and neighbouring areas and stashed it away in Navi Mumbai for further sale. The two arrested accused, identified as Meraz Shaikh (19) and Mustaaq Lalbabu Mansuri alias Salman (19), had robbed more than 50 motorcycles while the police recovered a total of 29 two-wheelers worth Rs 6.30 lakhs from the duo. According to police sources, Shaikh’s role was that of a mastermind in the entire bike theft racket. On Jan 3, Harshad Koli (25), registered a complaint at Yellow Gate police station, claiming his bike (MH 02 CF 4707) was robbed near Bhaucha Dhakka petrol pump. He mentioned in his complaint, his bike was parked at the venue for some time and 30 minutes later it went missing despite locking it properly. A case of theft was registered but the investigation of the case was difficult as the accused had left no trail. The CCTV footage of the premises outside Bhaucha Dhakka revealed Shaikh decamping with the bike, in which Shaikh was wearing a cap having a picture imprinted on it. On Jan 5, Shaikh came wearing the same cap with a motive to rob another bike with a set of master keys he used to decamp with motorcycles. When he was spotted with a similar attire and same cap, he was tipped off to the police and arrested, said police. During interrogation, Shaikh revealed his accomplice’s name, Salman, following which he too was arrested. Further investigation revealed that the duo has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC pertaining to theft registered at different police stations of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai including Nerul, Belapur and Kharghar.  The duo was produced in a court on Friday and were remanded to police custody till Tuesday, while police are investigating the case further.
2019-01-122 held for 'selling' non-functional police station in Thane - Devdiscourse
2 held for 'selling' non-functional police station in Thane Updated: 12-01-2019 18:24 IST Two persons were arrested and four others booked on Saturday for allegedly pulling down a non-functional police chowkie in Bhiwandi town in the district and illegally selling the land to a private person, police said. The land, where the dilapidated police chowkie was located in Nizampura area, belonged to the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Maharashtra government, police said. "The police chowkie was in operation till recently. But its building was in a dilapidated condition. The proposal for its renovation was pending with the government," Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. "Recently, the accused pulled down the structure and took away the debris worth Rs 1.50 lakh. During the probe, police came to know that the accused sold the land to somebody at Rs 9 lakh. However, when the police asked that person to produce the property purchase documents, he could not do so," she said. Police identified the six accused and arrested two of them. The arrested duo was identified as Nayeem Sheikh (48) and Samshu Jama Mohammad Isa Ansari (48). All the accused were booked under IPC sections 379 (theft), 447 (criminal trespass) and section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, police said. Further investigation is on.
2019-01-12Developers are wooing buyers with top-chef dinners, marathons, wellness events - Hindustan Times
Developers are wooing buyers with top-chef dinners, marathons, wellness events The aim is to build their brands, create a community of residents and potential buyers. Updated: Jan 12, 2019 19:10 IST We believe that consumers don’t buy homes, they buy into a dream of the kind of life they want,” says Lodha Group chief marketing officer, Viral Oza. So, last year, the company organised a workshop on Swiss watches at Lodha Altamount. “The workshop was held in association with Bovet Watches, a luxury brand, making it a rare and exclusive experience,” Oza says. “It doesn’t just connect two brands but it also makes luxury consumer view Lodha differently. It gives potential buyers a sneak peek into what this life would be like.” Elsewhere, builders are hosting exclusive dinners, tying up with marathons and sponsoring health and wellness events as they seek to reach out to consumers in new ways, build communities through their brands, and cement existing relationships. Isprava, developers of luxury holiday homes in Goa and the Nilgiris, started a Guest Chef Series in Mumbai last year. In November, they had the New York restaurateur Akhtar Nawab host a Mexican dinner for investors, stakeholders, existing and potential home buyers at Byculla’s experimental venue, Magazine Street Kitchen. “Since we operate in holiday home cities, it’s important to us that we maintain a relationship with our buyers. As they often don’t see their homes every day, we also help them with the upkeep and rental. We want to offer all our customers a way to bond and interact with us even after their purchases,” says Isprava vicepresident Rohit Taparia. They’re also planning an Owner’s Club – an exclusive community of Isprava’s network that Taparia believes will set a tone for their brand. Rohan Lamba, a former investment banker and an entrepreneur who moved to Mumbai from Singapore a couple of years ago, owns an Isprava holiday home in Goa and attends their events from time to time. “The events are always fun and informal and make me feel like I’m part of a community,” he says. “It means a lot to me because I’ve already bought the house, so the events show me that the company actively wants me to be a part of their network.” Parinee Group, meanwhile, has been collaborating with the Juhu marathon since 2011. MD Vipul Shah says it helps brand the group as one associated with a healthy lifestyle. He adds that since running has helped him get fitter, he is keen to promote it as best he can. “It’s not just about reaching out to the new customer. It’s also about creating awareness, which in turn helps with brand recall,” he says. “The current generation wants work-life balance and is fitness-obsessed. So it makes sense for us to associate with marathons.” Dosti Realty similarly partnered with the Pinkathon in Thane, a run to raise awareness about breast cancer, in 2017. Last year, they also offered one of their projects, West County in Thane, as the venue for an intense obstacle course race. “It helps us showcase the ideals we subscribe to and project the brand to a larger audience,” says Deepak Goradia, vice-chairman and managing director of Dosti Realty. “When we collaborate with events that promote a healthy lifestyle, we know we’re catering to the right group.” Mudassir Zaidi, national director- residential, Knight Frank India, a real-estate consultancy, says, “It’s a function of the current state of market which is going through a slowdown. As developers have to bear the weight of the market, with not enough pitches resulting in sales, such initiatives are taken.” However, he adds, “A lot of these activities will continue to happen, till the market starts to come back. Then these may come down.”
2019-01-12A happy home for your family - Economic Times
A happy home for your family Updated: Jan 12, 2019, 07.23 PM IST Buying a home is the most important decision in a person&'s life. There are several factors involved when it comes to picking the right home. The perfect society to the best area, to the amenities that one provides play a pivotal role in this decision-making process. But the most crucial aspect of buying a home is trying to find just the right financial plan amidst the plethora of options available in the market. Lodha Group always strives to transform the way people live – by providing world class amenities and highest levels of service benchmarked against the very best in the world. At Amara, Lodha has delivered superior quality homes and a world class lifestyle in Thane an astonishing 8 months ahead of promise. Amara by Lodha is a lush, 40-acre urban oasis sporting modern design cues and Thane's finest lifestyle amidst thousands of trees. Its ready clubhouse boasts of 6 blocks comprising a grand gymnasium spread over 5,000+ sq ft, multiple outdoor and indoor swimming pools, kid's play area, badminton courts and a private theatre together with a modern cafe. A rich plethora of amenities beyond the grand clubhouse further bring alive Amara's promise to its customers to Do More. Live More. And now Amara is giving out an unmissable opportunity of a right financial plan by keeping in mind the buying patterns of audiences across all economic groups, ages, etc. For home buyers this New Year, Lodha Group in association with Piramal Capital Housing Finance has brought a rare opportunity to realize their dream of owning a home at Amara the Happy Homes Special. This unique offer allows the home buyer to pay only 50% of the EMI until the time of possession* - thus making it easier for the customers pay the rent of their existing home or deal with the costs related to setting up the new home. Together with the pre-launch prices available at Amara, it truly is an unmissable double opportunity for home buyers. So, if you're looking for a home, there's no better time than now! Visit https://bit.ly/2TF8TiH to know more about Amara by Lodha. *Applicable for a maximum of 24 months, all home loans are subject to T&C of the lender. Amara has been registered via MahaRERA registration number P51700018579,P51700018593 on the website https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.inunder registered projects.
2019-01-12Book Rack: Book Rack: Book Rack - Deccan Herald
Book Rack: updated: 1:01 am IST 13 Jan 2019 My Father’s Garden Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar Speaking Tiger, 2018, pp 200, Rs 428 Spanning half a life, this tells the story of a young doctor — the unnamed narrator — as he negotiates love and sexuality, his need for companionship, and the burdens of memory and familial expectation. Why I Am A Liberal Sagarika Ghose Penguin, 2018, pp 232, Rs 371 Are you a liberal? Do you hate one? Whatever it is, this subject is at the centre of public debate today. It argues for the rights of the marginalised in the tradition of Gandhi for trust, mutual understanding and bridge-building. This is the author’s meditation on why India needs to be liberal. Mee And Juhibaby Susmita Mukherjee Speaking Tiger, 2018, pp 232, Rs 293 The book captures with sensitivity and humour the fragile equations in a marriage, between mothers and daughters, friends and lovers — and equally, the world of Hindi cinema. This is also the tale of four cities — Benares, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Forest Of Tides Manisha Sobhrajani Hachette, 2018, pp 200, Rs 200 The author recounts her experience of living in the Sunderbans, supervising the construction of a charitable hospital — from adjusting to a life without basic amenities to trying to build permanent structures with fishnet and plastic bottles. Red Card Kautuk Srivastava Penguin, 2018, pp 304, Rs 239 When Rishabh Bala reaches the 10th standard, life takes a turn for the complicated. The boy feels the pressure of the looming board exams and finds himself hopelessly and hormonally in love. It’s set in the suburban Thane of 2006. Power and Diplomacy Zorawar Daulet Singh Oxford University Press, 2018, pp 416, Rs 761 The author reconstructs the worldviews that underlay geopolitics during the Nehru and Indira Gandhi years, and illuminates the transformation in India’s foreign policy and how policymakers redefined some of their most fundamental precepts on India’s role in thesubcontinent and beyond. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton Raven Books, 2018, pp 528, Rs 499 Winner of ‘The Costa First Novel Award’ 2019, this murder mystery tasks Aiden with finding the killer of Evelyn Hardcastle. She is killed during her birthday celebration at her family’s country manor. The challenge? Every time a day begins,Aiden wakes up in the body of a guest. On Cricket Mike Brearley Constable, 2018, pp 416, Rs 515 One of England’s finest captains, the author, in this collection of sparkling essays, reflects on the game he has come to know so well. It ranges from the personal to controversial aspects of the professional game, including cheating, corruption and innovation, the latter often falling between genius and rebellion.
2019-01-12Thane authorities sketch plan to curb traffic woes - Daily News & Analysis
Thane authorities sketch plan to curb traffic woes Updated: Jan 12, 2019, 06:25 AM IST Thane residents can look forward to less traffic congestion due to Metro works on Ghodbunder Road. A meeting was held by Thane police along with MMRDA, MSEB, and other stakeholders to take efforts to reduce traffic jams in the city. They unanimously decided upon certain points like finish work on time, barricade only those parts of the road where Metro work is on, etc. The start of Metro Rail works at Ghodbunder Road is a cause of traffic jams on the Eastern Express Highway as well as internal roads. Thanekars, who thought that the worst was over in October after Mumbra bypass opened and decongested Thane roads, are now stressed due to congestion on the road due to Metro work. To address these issues a joint meeting was held by Madhukar Pandey, joint police commissioner, Thane with Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), MSEB, Mahanagar gas, Tata, Reliance and Public Works Department (PWD). It was decided that all these bodies will start the road digging work at the same time after receiving traffic NOC. For instance, if PWD, Mahanagar Gas and Tata Power have got NOC by Thane traffic police to dig the road for their specified purpose on a particular part of the road, they should start the work together. "No NOC will be given to these bodies for the same road to begin their work in a different time period," said a senior police official. Moreover, if they fail to start their work in the stipulated time frame, then they will not be given NOC for the entire year. The MMRDA should do its Metro work in phases and barricade only the required part of the road at that time. The MMRDA was also asked to appoint traffic wardens to manage traffic on the road. If any of the above-mentioned body wants to dig the road, then traffic NOC will be given only for the required patch of the road. Reny Varghese, who lives near Ghodbunder Road, has welcomed this decision. "I think partial barricading of the road for Metro work will help reduce a lot of congestion," he said. He also suggested that the entry of heavy vehicles should be banned in Thane. "Since Metro work is on at Western express highway, they have banned entry for heavy vehicles. They should implement a similar model in Thane as well," he added. MAJOR INSIGHTS FROM THE MEET The meeting held by Thane police was attended  by MMRDA, MSEB, Mahanagar Gas, Tata, Reliance and PWD   It was decided that all these bodies will start the road digging work at the same time after receiving traffic no objection certificate   Moreover, if they fail to start their work in the stipulated time frame, then they will not be given NOC for the entire year   If any of the above-mentioned body wants to dig the road, then traffic NOC will be given only for the required patch of the road.
2019-01-12Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. actor Vishal Thakkar missing for the last 3 years; cops unable to find his whereabouts - Times Now
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. actor Vishal Thakkar missing for the last 3 years; cops unable to find his whereabouts Updated Jan 13, 2019 | 00:58 IST | Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. actor Vishal Thakkar, who appeared alongside Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi in the song Chaila Kya Surat Thi has been missing for the last three years. Remember the quirky track Chaila Kya Surat Thi from cult classic Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.? The character who inspired that song in the film was played by actor Vishal Thakkar. According to a report in Indian Express, it's been three years since Vishal is missing and the Police is unable to find his whereabouts. According to the report, on December 31, 2015, Vishal borrowed Rs 500 from his mother Durga to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he had also asked her to join him for the film which she denied. Later that night around 1 am, he had texted his father, who is a businessman "I am going to a party. See you tomorrow." And it's been three years since they heard from him.  According to his mother, he would've been 33 now. She said, "I have no clue what happened to my son". According to the Police, Vishal, who lived in Mulund with his parents, was last seen at Godbunder Road, Thane with his girlfriend on January 1, 2016, around 11:45 am as he was on his way to Andheri for a shoot. His last Facebook post was "Happy New Year", which was posted at 12:10 pm.
2019-01-12Mumbai: Father, step-mother of 17-year-old girl arrested for abetting and covering up her suicide | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Father, step-mother of 17-year-old girl arrested for abetting and covering up her suicide January 12, 2019 11:11 am The Thane police have arrested father and step-mother of a 17-year-old girl for allegedly abetting and covering up her suicide. According to Indian Express, the 17-year-old girl ended her life by hanging from a ceiling fan. The girl did so as her parents did not allow her to marry her boyfriend (18). The incident took place on December 20 but the couple was only arrested last week after the girl’s maternal uncle lodged a complaint. After the girl committed suicide the couple hurriedly cremated the girl even after being advised to inform the police. The girl who was a class 11 student lived with her father and stepmother after her biological mother had allegedly committed suicide 12 years ago. The girl’s mother back then had accused her husband of mentally harassing her. The 17-year-old girl’s father married his second wife six years ago. The girl was in a relationship with an 18-year-old man, but her father and step-mother were against it. The girl’s father also forbade her from speaking to the man. The girl was confined and her father also ended her school. But the girl remained determined to marry her boyfriend. The girl was upset as her parents continued to oppose which led to the suicide. The girl hanged herself by a ceiling fan and left behind a suicide note which stated that she held her parents responsible for her actions. A police officer told the leading daily, “After they discovered her body, the stepmother held the girl’s legs while the father cut the dupatta suspending her from the ceiling. They hurriedly cremated her the day after.” Later a  neighbour contacted the girl’s maternal uncle, who then lodged a complaint. The cops arrested the couple under sections of abetment to suicide and have been remanded to judicial custody.
2019-01-12ACB books Mumbai ARTO for disproportionate assets - Times of India
ACB books Mumbai ARTO for disproportionate assets Jan 12, 2019, 21:54 IST Nashik: The Nashik anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has lodged a complaint against an assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) in connection with disproportionate assets case. As per the complaint, the transport department official — currently attached with the Andheri (Mumbai) office—has accumulated wealth more than his income during his service between 1986 and 2012. The official has been booked by the Sarkarwada police under different sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. A senior ACB officer from Nashik said the ARTO misused his post while being in government service and accumulated wealth of over Rs 69. 17 lakh other than the salary he received during his government service. Police inspector Hemantkumar Bhamre said the ARTO’s salary from government service from 1986 to 2012 was Rs97.53 lakh. “The expenses during the same period could have been around Rs 50 lakh that leads to possible savings of around Rs47 lakh. However, assets found in his possession are around Rs1.16 crore,” he said. “The accumulated wealth from unknown sources is in the name of the official and his wife. The ARTO has worked across Maharashtra since 1986. However, in 1986 the Aurangabad ACB had laid a trap when he was attached with the Nandurbar RTO and had arrested him while accepting bribe of Rs600,” he added. According to the officer, as soon as someone is arrested in bribery case, an inquiry is initiated into the wealth accumulated by the suspect from other than the known source of income. “During the course of investigation, it was found that the ARTO had accumulated 70% more wealth than his source of income. The official has properties in Nashik, Thane and Kolhapur,” he said. Another senior ACB officer said, “Though the ARTO was acquitted in bribery case earlier, the investigation into disproportionate assets accumulated by him was going on. We have collected sufficient evidence to prove him guilty. We will arrest him soon.”
2019-01-12Thane police suspect honour killing in hanging woman case in Kalyan - The New Indian Express
Thane police suspect honour killing in hanging woman case in Kalyan 23-year-old Manita Yadav has been allegedly murdered by her family after her in-laws abandoned her as she was accused of having an extra-marital affair. Published: 12th January 2019 04:47 PM THANE: The police in Thane near Mumbai have cracked the December 31 murder of a 23-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh near Kalyan railway station. With the investigation has revealed honour killing as the motive behind the crime, the police arrested the victim's brother yesterday who is suspected of the murder. “We went through CCTV footage of the railway station and adjoining areas. We have also received some confidential and scientific evidence on the spot and after investigation, we ascertained the identity of the dead body said Pratap Dighavkar, Addl. Commissioner (East Region) of Thane police. He added that the police have registered a case of murder against four persons, including the father and the brother of the deceased Manita Yadav whose body was found hanging from a tree in Kalyan in Thane district. “ We registered a case of murder against the girl’s brother who was arrested later yesterday,” said Dighavkar who added that apart from the four people involved, the police suspect that more people might be involved in the girl’s murder. Though the police initially refused to divulge the names of the accused, PTI later identified the accused as Manita's father Lotu Yadav, her brother Tirthraj Yadav and relatives Ramakanat Yadav and Manoj Yadav. According to police, Manita's family members were filled with a sense of shame after her in-laws dropped her at their home in Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh last month while accusing her of having an extra-marital affair with another man. The deceased was married to a man from a village in Azamgarh district. Another police official said Tirthraj, Ramakant and Manoj boarded a train for Mumbai on December 30 from Azamgarh under the pretext of taking Manita to her another brother who is a resident of suburban Vikhroli in Mumbai. "They got down at Kalyan railway station and took Manita to a secluded place, where she was strangulated and her body was hanged from a tree to make it appear as a suicide," said the police officer adding that Manita was killed on the night of December 31. The body was spotted by some locals on January 1 who, in turn, informed the police. He said the CCTV cameras at the railway station captured the accused persons getting down with Manita. The official said the first major clue in solving the crime was a SIM card they had found in the pocket of the sweater worn by the deceased woman. The card was registered in the name of his brother whom police tracked down in Azamgarh, he added. “The case is in a primitive stage and is being investigated upon,” said Dighavkar.
2019-01-12Boy collapses during picnic, dies - Mumbai Mirror
Boy collapses during picnic, dies Updated: Jan 12, 2019, 06:00 IST picnic turned into a nightmare for students of Navjeevan Hindi High School from Nallasopara when one of them died in Suraj Water Park in Thane. According to the Thane police, 15-year-old Deepak Gupta of Class X had come for the picnic along with other students. Deepak, who had played several rides, was waiting to take another ride when he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital by his school teachers where he was declared dead. “We suspect the boy died of a heart attack as his father has also said that he had a weak heart. It was a natural death but we are waiting for a detailed post-mortem report,’’ said a Thane police officer.
2019-01-12Boy gets epileptic fit during school picnic, dies - Times of India
Boy gets epileptic fit during school picnic, diesTop Searches:Amruta FadnavisShiv SenaMumbai fireFloods in MumbaiMumbai rainsMumbai HDFC IFSC CodeSBI Mumbai IFSC CodeMumbai ICICI Bank IFSC CodeThane: Boy gets epileptic fit during school picnic, diesShrutika Sukhi | TNN | Updated: Jan 13, 2019, 17:36 ISTPicture for representational purpose only.THANE: A 15-year-old Nalasopara boy died reportedly after suffering an epileptic seizure during a day-long school excursion to a privately-run water park on Ghodbunder Road on Friday. TOI had reported about the death in its late edition on Saturday. The police said Deepak Gupta, a Class X student, was waiting for his turn to get into a ride when he collapsed due to a seizure. The boy’s parents have told the parents that the child had a “weak heart since birth and that could have led to an acute medical situation”, said senior inspector D Dhole from Kasarvadavli police station. The school had taken nearly 250 students for the picnic. Other students have told the police lifeguards and teachers rushed to help Deepak and tried to bring him back to consciousness. Deepak was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where doctors proclaimed him dead before arrival, said the police. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination but doctors have not yet concluded what caused the collapse or death. The viscera has been sent for chemical analysis to Kalina forensic laboratory. “The parents haven’t filed a complaint,” he said. An accidental death case has been registered.
2019-01-12Bullet train work to start in Maharashtra only after monsoon | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Bullet train work to start in Maharashtra only after monsoon 13th January, 2019 Nearly 155 km of the bullet train will pass through the state and have stations at BKC, Thane and Boisar. The original deadline to start bullet train service was set for 2023, but was later advanced by a year to August 15, 2022, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark 75 years of Independence. The locals are upset as they feel they will not be able to reap the benefits of the bullet train which is meant to serve the “affluent class” of Mumbai and Gujarat. “Even here, the work on ground will begin only after monsoon.” In Palghar, locals are refusing to budge even as NHSRC and revenue officials have been making several attempts. In Maharashtra,a total of 353 hectares of land is to be acquired in 108 villages.
2019-01-12Maharashtra govt to fill 10,000 vacant posts for doctors across the state - Daily News & Analysis
Maharashtra govt to fill 10,000 vacant posts for doctors across the state Updated: Jan 12, 2019, 06:30 AM IST In a major announcement concerning healthcare in the state, Maharashtra Health Minister Eknath Shinde, on Friday, announced that the state will fill up 10,000 of the 15,000 vacant posts for doctors in Maharashtra. Moreover, Tata cancer institute will also open its branch in Thane so that cancer patients from the neighbouring areas can go there rather than commuting all the way to Mumbai. To improve the health infrastructure in Maharashtra, public works department (PWD) and minister Eknath Shinde said that the government will recruit 10,000 doctors on an urgent basis. "Moreover the 738 doctors who work on contract basis in the primary health care centres in rural areas will be appointed on a permanent basis," said Shinde. "Tata cancer hospital is under a lot of pressure as patients from across districts come there for cancer treatment. Hence, the hospital will open its branch in Thane and the Thane municipal corporation is ready to give land for the same," he said. There will also be chemotherapy centres in every district. Since the government hospitals have CT scan and dialysis centres, patients have to wait in long queues for these services. Thus, a CT scan and dialysis centre will also be opened at the district level. "The Union government have agreed to provide Rs 1,600 crores to ESIS hospitals in Maharashtra," he said. The ESIS (employment state insurance scheme) society will be headed by the chief secretary of the state. "This infusion of funds will go a long way in improving the infrastructure and services of ESIS hospitals in the state," he added. CANCER TREATMENT Tata cancer institute will also open its branch in Thane so that cancer patients from the neighbouring areas can go there rather than commuting to Mumbai.
2019-01-12UP man, kin booked in Thane for murder of daughter for allegedly 'defaming' family - The New Indian Express
UP man, kin booked in Thane for murder of daughter for allegedly 'defaming' family The police said the victim who was later identified as Manita Sandeep Yadav was found hanging by a tree in Kalyan on December 31. Published: 12th January 2019 02:07 PM THANE: A man from Azamgadh district of UP and his son along with two other people have been booked by the Thane police on the alleged charges of strangulating to death his married daughter, the police said on Saturday. The Kolsewadi police on Friday night registered an offence under sections 302, 120B,201 rw 34 of the IPC and further probe into the crime is underway, the police said. The police said the victim who was later identified as Manita Sandeep Yadav was found hanging by a tree in Kalyan on December 31. Based on the SIM card found in the sweater of the victim, the police traced her relatives including her brother but could not not make much breakthrough. Later on, upon persistent interrogation of the accused ,it was learnt that the victim was in affair with another man despite the fact that she was married to another villager which her family members thought brought in shame and defamation to the community and society. Following this, the in-laws sent her back home and her parental family members decided to liquidate her. According to police, a missing person complaint had been registered with the local police station at UP saying that the victim left the house on December 28, 2018 without informing anyone. The police said on December 31, at about 0300 hours, the victim along with her brother and another person was seen getting down from the Kamayani express and walking towards the scene of offence. Later, only the two but for the victim are seen returning to the station , the CCTV indicated. Hence based on the evidence collected and the information compiled the police, it concluded that the family members of the victim hatched a conspiracy to liquidate her. They brought her to Kalyan and strangulated her to death and hung her body by the tree to pose as if she committed suicide, the police said. The police gave the names of the alleged accused as Loutu Yadav(Father), Tirthraj L Yaav( Brother) and Ramakanat Yadav and Manoj Yadav, her relatives. No arrest has been made in this connection so far and the local police is probing the crime, the police added.
2019-01-12Just 6 docs for 1300 Thane mental hosp inmates | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Just 6 docs for 1,300 Thane mental hosp inmates 12th January, 2019 TimesView The 50% vacancy in posts of psychiatrists at Thane Mental Hospital smacks of governmental apathy. But they too claim that they have vacant posts and have to regularly ask the state health department to provide more doctors. Cases of schizophrenia, bipolar and other mental health disorders require adequate and experienced psychiatrists who can give time to their patients. Even the other three mental hospitals run by the state government don’t have a staff shortage. THANE: The sprawling 76-acre mental hospital here, the only state-run facility catering to Mumbai and its surrounding areas (MMR), is facing a shortage of doctors There are around 1,360 inmates at the institution and currently merely six doctors are available for treatment.
2019-01-12Bus commuters in lurch as Sena efforts fail and CM yet to intervene | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Bus commuters in lurch as Sena efforts fail and CM yet to intervene 13th January, 2019 “No doubt the Sena leadership failed, at the same CM too must fix responsibility on the BEST administration for its casual approach,’’ he said. MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena leadership is at the receiving end for its inept handling of the BEST employees’ indefinite strike. Till January 10, no serious efforts were made to resolve the issue, he said. Rao himself had said that the BEST administration was not serious in resolving the dispute. Efforts were made to ensure that the strike doesn’t not end following intervention of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, so that he does not get the credit. It appears that owing to ego problem, there’s no end to strike.
2019-01-12Bullet train work to start in Maharashtra only after monsoon - Times of India
Bullet train work to start in Maharashtra only after monsoon Updated: Jan 13, 2019, 03:30 IST MUMBAI: With land acquisition in Maharashtra lagging, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project work is expected to take off in the state only post-monsoon. The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), which is implementing the high-speed train corridor project, has been finding land acquisition in Maharashtra to be an uphill task despite loosening its purse strings. A senior NHSRC official associated with the project said, “We can do the preparatory work or even invite and finalise tenders, but the actual work on the ground will being in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar only after the end of monsoon .” He said that the designs and drawings for the terminal building at Bandra-Kurla Complex are in the final stages of approval and once the permissions are received, tenders can be floated and awarded. “Even here, the work on ground will begin only after monsoon.” In Palghar, locals are refusing to budge even as NHSRC and revenue officials have been making several attempts. At some places, they are not allowing land surveyors to even set foot in their villages and to control the situation, police personnel have to be called. The locals are upset as they feel they will not be able to reap the benefits of the bullet train which is meant to serve the “affluent class” of Mumbai and Gujarat. In Maharashtra,a total of 353 hectares of land is to be acquired in 108 villages. Nearly 155 km of the bullet train will pass through the state and have stations at BKC, Thane and Boisar. The land acquisition process was to be completed by December 2018 but as of today, only five people have given their consent and only 9.29 hectares of land has been acquired in Bhiwandi area. The first trial run of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will be carried out on the 50km stretch between Billimora and Surat before August 15, 2022, even though the complete corridor may not be up by then. The bullet train, which will run at 350 kmph, will cover a distance of 508 km in a little over two hours. The original deadline to start bullet train service was set for 2023, but was later advanced by a year to August 15, 2022, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark 75 years of Independence.
2019-01-12Elderly lynched in Palghar - United News of India
Elderly lynched in Palghar Palghar Jan 12 (UNI) A 70 year-old man from Vasai was lynched by a mob of about nine in the town late Friday evening, the district rural police said on Saturday.The police said an offence under sections 302,452,143,147,149,323,504 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against the alleged accused with the Vasai police station on Saturday morning. A total of eight accused have been already arrested by the police.The police said the accused came to the house of the victim, Ramchandra Raut, 70 and questioned him as to why he had complained to the police that they had stolen his pigeons. They picked up a quarrel with him and one of them strangulated him and the others beat him blue and black. They punched him and kicked him, the complaint by his relative stated. A seriously wounded Raut was rushed to a local hospital by his relatives and the doctors at the hospital declared him brought dead, the police said. The Vasai police is further probing the crime.
2019-01-12Mumbai: 17-year-old girl kills self; father, stepmother arrested for abetting, covering up incident - The Indian Express
Mumbai: 17-year-old girl kills self; father, stepmother arrested for abetting, covering up incident The girl allegedly ended her life by hanging from the ceiling because her parents did not allow her to marry her boyfriend. Published: January 12, 2019 9:37:30 am The Father and stepmother of a 17-year-old girl were arrested for allegedly abetting and covering up her suicide at their home in Thane district. The girl allegedly ended her life by hanging from the ceiling because her parents did not allow her to marry her boyfriend. While the incident took place on December 20, 2018, the couple was arrested only last week after the girl’s maternal uncle lodged a complaint. After the incident, the parents hurriedly cremated the girl despite residents in their locality advising them to inform police. A Class 11 student, the girl lived with her father and stepmother. The girl’s biological mother had allegedly committed suicide 12 years ago and had accused her husband of mentally harassing her. Her father married his second wife six years ago and has a daughter with her. According to police, the girl was in a relationship with an 18-year-old man in their locality. “The couple became close over the past year. A few months ago, he gave her a mobile phone to stay in touch with him. When the girl’s father found out that she was using the phone, he destroyed it and forbade her from speaking to the man again,” said a police officer. The officer added that the father ended the girl’s schooling last year and confined her to their home. “But when the girl remained determined to marry her boyfriend, her parents sought help from relatives and asked them to counsel her,” the officer further said. Police said the girl was upset because her parents continued to oppose the match. Driven by that, she hanged herself from the ceiling in her bedroom and left behind a note stating that she held her parents responsible for her actions, added police. The officer added, “After they discovered her body, the stepmother held the girl’s legs while the father cut the dupatta suspending her from the ceiling. They hurriedly cremated her the day after.” While the parents chose to ignore neighbours’ advice to inform police about the girl’s suicide, it all came up when a person from the locality contacted the girl’s maternal uncle. “We began the investigation when we received the uncle’s complaint and recovered the suicide note from the girl’s schoolbag. We have also recorded statements from residents in the area who said they were aware of the situation at her house and that she had killed herself,” said the officer. On January 4, police booked the parents under sections of abetment to suicide and arrested them. They have been remanded to judicial custody.
2019-01-12Transport Ministry considering high-tech anti drink drive tool - Stuff.co.nz
Transport Ministry considering high-tech anti drink drive tool CHLOE RANFORD AND KELLY DENNETT05:00, Jan 13 2019FacebookTwitterWhats AppGoogle +EmailSCOTT HAMMOND/STUFFThane Harris has steered clear of driving for the past seven years after several run ins with the law.A recidivist drink driver granted a rare reprieve by a judge is warning others not to make the same mistakes he has.  His plea comes as the Ministry of Transport reveals it's watching the pilot of a high tech anti drink drive device in Australia.  The Ministry is 'paying close attention' to the results of the trial, which is introducing a high tech 'boom' gate, called an alco-gate, at secret Melbourne locations. Drivers leaving carparks will be breathalised by the technology and the gates will only open if they're under the limit.  The technology was first trialed by Sweden for drivers coming off ferries and Australia's National Roads and Motorists Association recommended the gates for high risk events like sports events or festivals.  READ MORE: * Six times over the limit on seventh drink-driving charge * Serial drink-driver spared jail term  The transport ministry's safety manager Brent Johnston said as part of its new road safety strategy, due for public consultation in April, it was investigating new technologies and was aware of the trial. "We are interested in the results, which we will pay close attention to before considering whether this or similar technologies could benefit New Zealand." This week Blenheim's Thane Harris was sentenced to community detention and supervision for his seventh drink driving charge after being caught six times over the limit. He crashed into a pole following a "fun night" drinking with friends.  "I could have walked home. I just did something stupid. I knew there were other ways to get home, and decided to take the quick way instead," he said. "I know getting behind the wheel is a bad thing...Ijust that one night ... I stuffed up." The penalty for third and subsequent drink driving offences is disqualification and a maximum of two years imprisonment. But at sentencing Judge Bruce Davidson said Harris was on good standing due to a guilty plea, a willingness to undertake counselling and "a lull" between incidents.SCOTT HAMMOND/STUFFHarris in his living room with his chunky feline friend Panther, also fondly called "Fatty Catty". "Your living arrangements are not ideal as you seem to be surrounded by other flatmates who misuse and abuse alcohol as well. You're unemployed, and drug and alcohol testing makes it clear you would benefit from counselling." His remarks come after the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry urged the Government to treat alcohol and drug addiction as a health issue, rather than a criminal one..He couldn't remember when his struggle with alcohol started, he just "always liked drinking". "I'm now realising it's just getting me into trouble, and I'm trying to do something about it."  Harris' advice for others was not to drink and drive: "Find an alternative way, and don't do what I did." Road safety campaigner Clive Matthew-Wilson supported the gate system but said it would have little effect for a lot of effort in New Zealand.  "The highest risk groups tend to live in the country and they drink heavily, then drive, on a regular basis. They are a long way away from most police roadblocks and see no problem with the way they live."Sunday Star TimesFacebookTwitterWhats AppGoogle +Emailmost popularYoung brothers killed after fleeing car explodes in 'huge ball of fire'Mob with kids leave rubbish, get aggressive at Auckland beachStuff's Monday Escape: The national treasure Kiwis aren't visitingCapital gains tax - what we know about how it would workMeghan Markle's bodyguard quits after only six monthsMan now stable after shooting on busy road in Whenuapai, AucklandAfter Ikea's arrival, what will happen to the parallel importer My Flat Pack?Toto guitarist tells off unruly crowdOutlook for 2019: Home of the future is already here - it's better, not biggerSir Richard Hadlee helps remodel England star Stuart Broad's bowling actionStuff FibreIndexedNeighbourlyDeath NoticesAdvertisingCareersPrivacy PolicyTerms & ConditionsContact UsBreaking news?Send your photos, videos and tip-offs to newstips@stuff.co.nz, or call us on 0800 697 8833© 2019 Stuff Limited
2019-01-12Woman hanged from tree: Cops suspect honour killing - Times of India
Woman hanged from tree: Cops suspect honour killing Jan 12, 2019, 12:05 IST THANE: Kalyan Police in Maharashtra have cracked the December 31 murder of a 23-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh and their investigation has revealed honour killing as the motive behind the crime. A police official on Saturday said they have registered a case of murder against four persons, including the father and the brother of the deceased Manita Yadav whose body was found hanging from a tree in Kalyan in Thane district. No arrest is made yet. The accused are identified as Manita's father Lotu Yadav, her brother Tirthraj Yadav and relatives Ramakanat Yadav and Manoj Yadav. According to police, Manita's family members were filled with a sense of shame after her in-laws dropped her at their home in Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh last month while accusing her of having an extra-marital affair with another man. The deceased was married to a man from a village in Azamgarh district. A police official said Tirthraj, Ramakant and Manoj boarded a train for Mumbai on December 30 from Azamgarh under the pretext of taking Manita to her another brother who is a resident of suburban Vikhroli in Mumbai. "They got down at Kalyan railway station and took Manita to a secluded place, where she was strangulated and her body was hanged from a tree to make it appear as a suicide," he said, adding that Manita was killed on the night of December 31. The body was spotted by some locals on January 1 who, in turn, informed the police. He said the CCTV cameras at the railway station captured the accused persons getting down with Manita. The official said the first major clue to solve the crime was a SIM card they had found in the pocket of the sweater worn by the deceased woman. The card was registered in the name of his brother whom police tracked down in Azamgarh, he added.
2019-01-11Mumbai: Government to set up sub-centre of Tata Cancer Hospital in Thane | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Government to set up sub-centre of Tata Cancer Hospital in Thane January 11, 2019 7:28 am Mumbai: Aiming to reduce the stress on Tata Cancer Hospital at Parel, the state government has decided to speed up the process of setting up a sub-centre 000000of the hospital in Thane. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has given its nod to allocate land for the hospital. Eknath Shinde, minister for public health, told the media on Thursday, “Plans are afoot to provide free-of-cost chemotherapy at the district level and facilities will be upgraded. In order to further improve medical facilities for the rural populace, the government will soon make recruitment for about 10,000 vacant posts of doctors, nurses, para-medical staff and other category of health services.” Shinde said, considering the long waiting list for dialysis, CT scans and chemotherapy, the government will soon create independent machinery at the district level, whereby affordable health care facilities can be provided to the rural population. The TMC has installed 100 dialysis machines at the building it has constructed in Thane, he said. He added that the medical services at rural public health centres and sub-centres will be upgraded and strengthened, thereby easing the pressure on district hospital. Commenting on the central government’s employment state insurance scheme (ESIS) hospitals in the state, he said, henceforth the chairmanship of the governing council will be held by the state chief secretary. Shinde added that the Rs 1,600 crore allocation from the centre would be used to upgrade facilities at the ESIS hospitals.
2019-01-11Routine commuters hit as BEST strike enters day four; BMC workers threaten to join bandh if demands not met - Times Now
Routine commuters hit as BEST strike enters day four; BMC workers threaten to join bandh if demands not met Updated Jan 11, 2019 | 14:00 IST | Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) bus employees strike will continue to affect routine commuters on Friday. The strike, which has entered its fourth day today, is over the bus employees' demand to implement a merger of the BEST budget with the principal budget of the Mumbai Municipal corporation (BMC).  The BMC workers have also supported the strike. While the BEST employees have gone on an indefinite strike, the BMC workers will also be going on strike from Saturday if their demands are not met. The strike which began on Tuesday has affected commuters as a result of which the Central Railways took on the decision to provide extra sub-services. In a statement released on Wednesday, the CPRO Central Railways said "In view of BEST buses strike Mumbai Division will run extra sub-services. Mainline - Thane dep 13.44hrs and CSMT arrival 14.40hrs. CSMT dep 14.49hrs. Kalyan arrival 16.15hrs. Harbour line- Vashi dep 13.44hrs. CSMT arrival 14.32hrs. CSMT dep 14.45hrs and Panvel arrival 16.05," The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has added 40 more buses to their fleet in the metropolis to avoid any inconvenience for the public. The BEST employees have demanded a fixation of the master grade of employees employed after 2007 and the issues of employee service residences. With a fleet of over 3,200 buses, the BEST is the second biggest mode of transport in Mumbai after the Mumbai local. 
2019-01-11Action against sand mafia in Mumbra, Thane - Times of India
Action against sand mafia in Mumbra, Thane Jan 11, 2019, 22:17 IST THANE: The revenue department swooped down on the sand dredging mafia operating in the middle of the Thane creek on Friday and managed to seize and destroy their equipment, collectively worth several crores. While the workers involved in dredging managed to escape by the time the officials reached the spot in the middle of the creek, around 200m away from the shores, near Mumbra, the raiding team nevertheless managed to seize the huge barges and pump-mounted boats from the creek near the Reti bunder area in Mumbra. The equipment used by the mafia was seized and destroyed in the middle of the creek so that they would not be retrieved and reused. The process of lodging a complaint with the Mumbra police was underway till late on Friday evening.
2019-01-11Special police team fails to nab conman before he flees for honeymoon - Mid-Day
Special police team fails to nab conman before he flees for honeymoon Jan 11, 2019, 07:00 IST The conman's gang members Jafar Gulam Hussain, Faisal Ali Yusuf Ali Shaikh, Ali Hasan, Firoj Irani serve as his lookouts. His mother claims she is a member of a powerful political party Notorious chain snatcher Abbas Irani alias Abbas Khan may have got the chance to have a big, fat wedding, but the police are determined to cut his honeymoon short. Following mid-day's January 10 report 'Are cops waiting for invitation to arrest notorious criminal?', the Thane police formed a special team to arrest Irani. Alas, the team returned empty-handed on Thursday, because they reached Irani's Ambivli home an hour after he'd fled with his wife Fatima. MP to New Delhi A resident of Irani's locality confirmed Irani had fled with his wife. Another resident, who'd also attended the wedding, said, "We attended his wedding on January 8. He was here till Wednesday night. I don't know what happened, but when police reached his house after 10 am, he was not there. We don't know where he has gone." The fugitive is wanted in two separate cases under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). Another one of Irani's acquaintances said, "He left from home at 8.30 am with his wife; some family members helped him. He might have gone to the Pipariya village in Madhya Pradesh, where his relatives reside, and from there, could make his way to New Delhi. They have a good network over there. If he has reached there, it is impossible for the police to nab him. He has vanished for at least for six to eight months now." The acquaintance added that Irani might honeymoon at a hill station. 'Will arrest him soon' Irani fled after a grand three-day wedding in Kalyan, where there was no sign of the police. Senior officers from Thane police said, "We have formed teams to arrest the accused, and they are behind him since [Thursday] morning. We will arrest him soon." Thane Commissioner of Police Vivek Phansalkar remained unavailable for comment. Sources said that Irani is protected from police action by his family's connections. His gang members Jafar Gulam Hussain, Faisal Ali Yusuf Ali Shaikh, Ali Hasan, Firoj Irani serve as his lookouts. His mother claims she is a member of a powerful political party.
2019-01-11Railway murder, robbery cases double in Mumbai | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Railway murder, robbery cases double in Mumbai 12th January, 2019 Four murder cases were reported in 2017, which rose to eight cases last year. Murder cases on railways in the city doubled in 2018 from the year before, as did robberies. In some cases, railway premises were only used for disposing off bodies. More than 37,000 cases of theft were reported on city railways last year alone, where commuters lost valuables worth Rs 69 crore. “Increased registration of crime can be said to be the reason behind the significant number of theft cases (over 48,000 reported in the state last year).
2019-01-11Flight trouble delays 40 Shiv Sena corporators’ Delhi trip - Mumbai Mirror
Flight trouble delays 40 Shiv Sena' Delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2019, 06:00 IST A Delhi-bound flight with 168 people on board, including 40 Shiv Sena corporators, returned to Mumbai on Thursday after a tense episode reportedly involving “high engine vibrations”. The GoAir flight, G8319, landed without incident and the passengers were accommodated in another plane. The Sena corporators, from Thane, were travelling to Delhi for a tour of the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan and other monuments following an invitation by party MP Rajan Vichare. Flight G8319 turned back 30 minutes after it took from Mumbai. The Airbus A320neo has Pratt & Whitney engines, which have been in the news for glitches. A report on Thursday said aviation regulator DGCA plans to recommend additional safety checks for planes with this type of engines. The manufacturer maintains the engines are safe. While airport sources and some passengers said engine vibrations forced the GoAir flight to change course, the airline only said it was a technical glitch. “After normal landing, the passengers continued their journey in another aircraft,” a spokesperson said. The airline denied the first aircraft had been grounded and said its technical team had fixed the issue. “Post-rectification, the aircraft is back in service,” the spokesperson said. Sena corporator Dilip Bartakke spoke to Mirror from Delhi. “Around 30 minutes into our original flight, the pilots announced that we were returning to Mumbai because of a technical problem. We did not experience any discomfort, but we later learned the plane had faced engine vibrations,” he said.
2019-01-11Mumbai 50 illegal cylinders found inside posh SoBo clubs - Mid-Day
Mumbai: 50 illegal cylinders found inside posh SoBo clubs Jan 11, 2019, 07:54 IST The illegal cylinders were seized by the fire brigade from Bombay Gymkhana and Cricket Club of India for fire safety violations Two popular South Mumbai clubs, Bombay Gymkhana and Cricket Club of India (CCI), have run into trouble with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) once again. This time, with the Fire Brigade, due to fire safety violations. During a recent inspection by fire officials, health officials, and A ward officers, violations were found at both the clubs. Three LPG cylinders and seven with compressed carbon dioxide were seized from Bombay Gymkhana, while 42 LPG cylinders and one of refrigeration gas were seized from CCI. Officials from A ward said that the kitchen of the staff canteen at Bombay Gymkhana was operating without an eating house licence. "Only their main kitchen has the eating house licence. A few years ago, they had applied for the licence for the staff kitchen. However, since they didn't meet the norms, the licence was not given to them," said Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of A ward. He added that the Bombay Gymkhana was using CO2 cylinders for draft beer though they didn't have the permission of the fire brigade for this. At CCI, the fire officials seized 42 LPG cylinders and one cylinder of refrigeration gas. Civic officials said that the club's administration was unable to produce any No Objection Certificates (NOC) for the large number of cylinders. Fire chief speak "We have seized the cylinders. Under section 6 of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act 2006, notices will be issued for other deviations after receiving the inspection report tomorrow," said Prabhat Rahangdale, chief fire officer. He added that if they don't comply with the norms then their electricity connection will be disconnected and the fire department will prosecute them. Rahangdale said at CCI, fire officials also found that illegal alterations and renovation work was being carried out on the second floor. The club's administration wasn't able to produce NOCs from the fire brigade and the Building Proposal department for them. He added that fire officials found obstructions in the passage (of the staircase) as well. Clubs speak RN Renjen, CEO of Bombay Gymkhana, said that the fire officials informed them about the violations verbally on Thursday and they will wait for the notice for more clarity. "The fire department has said that they will send the inspection report and notice tomorrow. We will respond after that," he said. Despite several attempts, CCI officials could not be contacted for comment. 10 No. of illegal cylinders seized from Bombay Gymkhana 43 No. of illegal cylinders seized from CCI 203 hospitals don't have fire NOCs More than 200 hospitals in Thane city do not have NOCs from the fire department. They also don't have fire safety measures in place. This was revealed when Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) officials asked them to submit all documents related to safety measures till December 31, but 203 hospitals could not provide them. TMC had asked for the documents after the fire in the ESIC hospital at Andheri, in which nine people died. The Thane fire brigade had initiated a fire safety audit last month. It was to make a list of hospitals in the jurisdictions of its fire stations, and hold the safety audit. Sandeep Malvi, deputy commissioner and PRO, TMC said, "In the month of April last year we had renewed the registration of 384 hospitals after they were found to fulfill the norms of the hospital policy. It is the responsibility of the fire department to intimate us if any of the hospitals are unsafe, and we will cancel their registrations." The 203 hospitals are from these 384 hospitals. Fire department officials also said there are many lapses in fire safety in the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital, Kalwa, but TMC is not paying attention to it."
2019-01-11SGNP s weapon against poachers Phone records gun permit database - Mid-Day
SGNP's weapon against poachers: Phone records, gun permit database Jan 11, 2019, 08:43 IST Apart from intensifying patrolling in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, officials hope to catch hunters and bust any poaching networks with this new information Shaken by the brazen poaching of leopard and sambar at Film City and inside the protected Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), the park officials have decided to arm themselves with a powerful weapon against hunters: information. Firstly, to figure out whether the arrested accused are part of a poaching network, officials will compare their Call Detail Record (CDR) to the phone records of all poachers caught in the past in Mumbai. Secondly, in order to prepare against any future hunting attempts in the park, the authorities have also asked the city police for a list of citizens who hold a weapons permit in Mumbai and Thane. This will help them identify and track down anyone who shoots wildlife in SGNP. Beefed-up patrolling Sources from the Forest Department told mid-day that on Thursday, SGNP Director and Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) Anwar Ahmed held urgent meetings with park officials and issued clear instructions to ensure rigorous patrolling inside the park, along with search operations for snares. Those who are found trespassing inside the park will be questioned, and action will be taken as per the law. The officials also decided to revisit all old cases for leads on the recent incidents. Ahmed told mid-day that patrolling will be intensified inside the park, with Geographic Information System (GIS)-based monitoring. All the roads inside the park will be repaired on priority for effective patrolling. Forest department officials will be given a GIS-enabled device, and each guard on patrolling duty will have to map his movement and mark important observations like direct and indirect sightings of animals. All this data will be monitored on a day-to-day basis by senior officials. Official speak Ahmed said, "We are in constant touch with the Thane Forest Department team that is investigating the Film City case, and they are helping us with information they have received from the accused during interrogation. We have also decided to approach the police for a list of citizens who possess private arms licences in Mumbai and Thane."
2019-01-11SC notice to Maharashtra on refusal to stay Shivaji memorial | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
SC notice to Maharashtra on refusal to stay Shivaji memorial 12th January, 2019 After hearing the petitioners’ counsel, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjay Kaul directed that the notice to be issued. It also said that “the HC failed to appreciate it was bound to have serious environmental consequences”. The SLP sought an ad interim ex parte stay of the CRZ clearance and on the commencement of work on its basis. MUMBAI: Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the state government and ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) seeking replies to an appeal filed against Bombay high court’s refusal to stay construction of the Shivaji memorial off Mumbai’s coast.The court heard a special leave petition filed by NGO Conservation Action Trust and activist Debi Goenka challenging the November 2 order, which was passed on three PILs that challenged the construction, citing high costs to be incurred by a cash-strapped state and environmental concerns. The HC order had said the project was considered to be of “national importance” and it would leave the issue of expenses to the “wisdom” of the state government. The SLP said the HC had committed a patent error in declining to stay the environmental and coastal regulation zone clearances and reclamation work based on it, as it was granted without complying with the mandatory requirement of a public hearing, although the record shows the Centre had not dispensed with it. The HC had erred in not granting interim relief, on the ground that it found substance in the state government’s submission that “the project site is located away from human habitation”, it stated.
2019-01-11Will need 50% fare hike to meet workers' demand: BEST management | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Will need 50% fare hike to meet workers’ demand: BEST management 12th January, 2019 TimesView The regime must strike a deal that brings BEST workers back to work, but not at the cost of the working class commuter. This would in turn necessitate a hike in minimum fare from Rs 8 to Rs 12. “To recover this money (Rs 540 crore), we will be left with no option but to hike fares,” said BEST general manager Surendrakumar Bagde. The workers, on their part, must be willing to endorse a revival plan that will cut losses and streamline operations. Instead the state must sanction grants to help bridge the gap between BEST’s operational costs and its revenue.
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2019-01-11A Happy Home For Your Happy Family - Moneycontrol.com
A Happy Home For Your Happy Family The following article is an initiative of Amara by Lodha and is intended to create awareness among readers. First Published on Jan 11, 2019 05:40 pm Buying a home is the most important decision in a person’s life. From the perfect society to the best area, there are several factors involved in picking the right home. And one of the most crucial aspects of buying a home is trying to find just the right financial plan amidst the plethora of options available in the market. Lodha Group aims at transforming the way people live – by providing world class amenities and highest levels of service – benchmarked against the very best in the world. At Amara, Lodha has delivered superior quality homes and a world class lifestyle in Thane – an astonishing 8 months ahead of promise. Amara by Lodha is a lush, 40-acre urban oasis sporting modern design cues and Thane’s finest lifestyle amidst 1000s of trees. Its ready clubhouse boasts of 6 blocks comprising a grand gymnasium spread over 5,000+ sq ft, multiple outdoor and indoor swimming pools, kid’s play area, badminton courts and a private theatre together with a modern café. A rich plethora of amenities beyond the grand clubhouse further bring alive Amara’s promise to its customers – to ‘Do More. Live More’. And now is giving out an unmissable opportunity of a right financial plan by keeping in mind the buying patterns of audiences across all economic groups, ages, etc. For home buyers this New Year, Lodha Group in association with Piramal Capital & Housing Finance has brought a rare opportunity to realize their dream of owning a home at Amara – the ‘Happy Homes Special’! This unique offer allows the home buyer to pay only 50% of the EMI until the time of possession* - thus making it easier for the customers pay the rent of their existing home or deal with the costs related to setting up the new home. Together with the pre-launch prices available at Amara, it truly is the unmissable double opportunity for home buyers. So, if you’re looking for a home, there’s no better time than now! Visit  https://bit.ly/2TF8TiH to know more about Amara by Lodha. *Applicable for a maximum of 24 months, all home loans are subject to T&C of the lender. “Amara has been registered via MahaRERA registration number P51700018579,P51700018593 on the website https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in under registered projects.”
2019-01-11Can't stop social media posts 48 hrs before polls, EC tells Bombay HC | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Can’t stop social media posts 48 hrs before polls, EC tells Bombay HC 12th January, 2019 Even advertisements and paid political content through electronic media are prohibited and social media posts are covered under these restrictions, he added. He said Section 126 of Representation of People’s Act, 1951, prohibits public meetings, processions and campaigns 48 hours before polls. Adjourning the hearing, the judges told both sides to suggest ways to regulate paid political content on social media before elections. India must have a similar policy, he added. He wondered how ECI can stop a person “who makes a blog post or Twitter post in his or her individual capacity in praise of any political party or its policies’’. Suryavanshi’s advocate, Abhinav Chandrachud, said Facebook had advertising policies in UK and US where advertisements and paid content are subject to strict verification.
2019-01-11Two female illegal Bangla immigrants apprehended - The Asian Age
Two female illegal Bangla immigrants apprehended Published : Jan 12, 2019, 1:34 am IST The Thane Rural police arrested two female Bangladeshi immigrants from Mira Road who had been staying there illegally. Mumbai: The Thane Rural police arrested two female Bangladeshi immigrants from Mira Road who had been staying there illegally. The accused had been staying there for five months and were apprehended after the locals learnt about it and tipped off the police about them. The police then conducted a raid at the spot located at Sai Baba Nagar Road near a church where the daily wagers assembled to be hired for work. The two women spotted the police and began to flee from the spot, but they were chased down and arrested by the officials. The police said that the women were allegedly part of a larger group of persons who had allegedly immigrated illegally into India. “They did not have a passport or a visa for crossing into India and had allegedly come via land border by crossing it fraudulently,” said an officer of Thane Rural police. The officer said that the accused women were in contact with their agents after coming to Mira Road. The police have booked the two women under the sections of Passport Act and Foreig-ners Act and the officials are verifying if the two women are acquainted with the Bangladeshi im-migrants who were arrested in separate raids by the Palghar police. The Waliv police had arrested six illegal Bang-ladesh immigrants in December, who had been staying there for five years. The police also seized forged identity documents from their possession that they had procured from local agents. The arrested accused were staying in a flat at Bhavni Heights in Naigaon for five years.
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2019-01-10Only 181 private hospitals have fire NOC in Thane - Hindustan Times
Only 181 private hospitals have fire NOC in Thane A 15-day survey by the fire department revealed more than 50% private hospitals in the city are ill-equipped to deal with fire incidents mumbai Updated: Jan 11, 2019 00:28 IST Megha Pol Hindustan Times Apart from the private hospitals, the fire department has informed there are many lapses in fire safety at the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, Kalwa. (Praful Gangurde /HT) The fire safety check of private hospitals in Thane hangs in a limbo owing to lack of coordination between the fire and health departments of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). A 15-day survey by the fire department revealed more than 50% of hospitals in the city are ill-equipped to deal with fire incidents. Although the health department has renewed registration of more than 380 hospitals last year, only 181 hospitals were issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department. The health department said if the fire department gives in writing about lack of fire safety equipment at any of the hospital, it will revoke the registration.Moreover, a petition filed against TMC for lack of fire safety at city hospitals. The corporation will have to submit the report on fire NoC in the Bombay high court when the petition filed by Sapan Shrivastav is heard on Friday. Following the fire at ESIC hospital in Mumbai, which killed 11 people, the Thane fire brigade initiated a fire safety audit at all private hospitals in the city. The fire department was supposed to make a list of hospitals in each of its jurisdiction and inspect it. The survey revealed the city has 384 private hospitals, of which only 47% are equipped to deal with a major fire. An official from fire brigade department said, “We had received 181 applications for fire safety in the last two weeks. We checked these hospitals and issued NoC after a thorough inspection. We do not have the list of private hospitals. The health department should ensure the hospitals are equipped to tackle incidents, as they register the hospitals. We can only audit the hospitals who apply for NoC.” However, the health department said the fire department is supposed to intimate them if any hospital is found to be unsafe.An official from the health department said, “We conducted a combined audit of 231 hospitals, out of which the fire department issued NoC to 181 hospitals. In April 2017, we renewed the registration of 384 hospitals. It is the responsibility of the fire department to intimate us if any of the hospitals are unsafe. We’ll cancel their registration.”Apart from the private hospitals, the fire department has informed there are many lapses in fire safety at the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, Kalwa.A health department official said, “We have issued a work order to a private agency to install fire safety equipment and adhere by fire safety norms.”Hospitals speak The hospitals said while they want their facilities to fire safe, retrospective laws are difficult to implement. Dr Mahesh Bedekar, who owns Bedekar Hospital for Women and Children, said, “There has been a lot of unregulated growth in the hospital industry in the past decade. All of us want our hospitals to be fire safe but it is not possible for the older hospitals to abide by each and every fires safety clause. There are many logistical problems in its implementation. It is necessary to find some middle ground to ensure the hospitals abide by the safety norms.”He added while his hospital has fire NoC, more than 80% of city’ population visits 90% small hospitals or nursing homes during emergencies. “It should be mandatory for hospitals in new buildings to abide by fire safety norms. But it is difficult for a 20-year-old facility to do the same. There is a need to train the staff in fire safety and counsel doctors as well. None of us wants to risk our lives by working in an unsafe environment.” Past incidentsNovember 5, 2018: A fire broke out at the storeroom of ESIS hospital, which gutted all the documents. No casualty was reported in the accident. The fire was brought under control before it spread to the other rooms.On February 5, 2018: A fire broke out inside the operation theatre of Thane Civil Hospital owing to a short circuit in the meter box. The hospital staff present in the room alerted the authorities after they saw smoke emanating from the meter box. No one was injured.January 28, 2018: Five vehicles, including a blood collection van and delivery ambulance, caught fire after on the premises of Thane civil hospital. The fire started after someone set the garbage near these vehicles on fire. 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2019-01-10Thane: Man gets 10 years RI for raping minor girl - Times of India
Thane: Man gets 10 years RI for raping minor girl Thane: Man gets 10 years RI for raping minor girlA Maharashtra court has awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment to a 26-year-old man for raping a minor girl here.PTI | Jan 10, 2019, 15:22 ISTTHANE (MAHARASHTRA): A Maharashtra court has awarded 10-year rigorous imprisonment to a 26-year-old man for raping a minor girl here. Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court Judge P P Jadhav also imposed a fine of Rs 28,000 on the accused, Mohammad Mansur Aalam Ansari, in his order issued Monday. He pronounced the accused guilty under the Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (2) (criminal intimidation), and relevant provisions of the POCSO Act. The accused used to come to have lunch at an eatery run by the 14-year-old victim's mother at her house in Mumbra area, the prosecution told the court. From June to December 2014, the girl managed the eatery as her mother was sick at that time. On February 10, 2015, the girl complained of stomach ache and when she was taken to a civic-run hospital, the doctors found that she was seven months' pregnant. The girl later informed her parents that the accused, during his visit to have food, used to come in the house. During that time, he raped her repeatedly and threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed about it to anyone, she alleged. The girl later delivered a child. The judge observed that the victim, during her deposition in court, said the accused forcibly had sexual intercourse with her while promising to marry her. Though there was no DNA report on record, the prosecution clearly established that the accused had sexual intercourse with the girl whereby she became pregnant and delivered a child, he observed. It is pertinent to note here that the accused used to visit the girl's house to have meals at their eatery. The victim's parents had faith in him, but he took disadvantage of that and committed the offence on a minor girl, he said. "Considering these facts, the accused deserves to be punished with a proper sentence and fine," the judge said. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Gaze @the luminous blue ocean all day long -Book & save 3000 Caravela Beach Resort, GoaWide Range of first copy watches. Flat 80% Off The Watches HouseBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago! Brigade GroupStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityReduce smoking with instant melting Nicotine strips Inventz Life ScienceMost trusted Weightloss programs in India TruweightRajinikanth gifts ‘Petta’ to his fans ahead of PongalThe Times Of India
2019-01-10Mid-air scare: 45 Shiv Sena corporators from Thane onboard Airbus A320neo plane that made emergency landing - Times Now
Mid-air scare: 45 Shiv Sena corporators from Thane onboard Airbus A320neo plane that made emergency landing India Updated Jan 10, 2019 | 22:33 IST | Times Now Digital The Shiv Sena corporators from Thane, who were all set to travel to Delhi for a study tour of Parliament, were onboard the Airbus A320neo aircraft, a GoAir flight that made an emergency landing in Mumbai. Representational Image  |  Photo Credit: PTI Mumbai: About 45 corporators from Thane, hailing from the Shiv Sena were onboard the Airbus A320neo plane of GoAir that made an emergency landing at Mumbai airport after serious issues with its engine. The Shiv Sena corporators were all set to travel to Delhi from the Mumbai airport for a study tour of Parliament when the plane they were travelling in began giving out high vibrations from the engine. GoAir flight G8319 departed from the Mumbai airport at 10.17 am and was headed to Delhi. The Pratt & Whitney-engine powered A320neo plane developed 'high engine vibrations" within an hour of its take-off and had to head back to Mumbai.  At about 12:15 pm, it made a safe emergency landing at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. All 160 passengers including 40-45 Shiv Sena's Thane Corporators on board the plane are reported to be safe.  Also Read : Another scare involving Airbus A320neo engine! GoAir Mumbai-Delhi flight experiences rude vibration, grounded To the pilot's credit, he acted quickly upon realising that the engine was acting up. He kept his calm and did not create panic amongst the travellers, says a report in Lokmat.  When the plane made a safe landing at Mumbai, the deplaned corporators were then put onboard another flight to Delhi along with other travellers.  The Shiv Sena corporators were to travel with MP Rajan Vichare to see how Parliament's work was carried out. Chairman of the Education Committee of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Vikas Repale, who traveled on this plane, said, "After 40 minutes of being airborne, we were informed that there was some problem in the plane." However, they were not told about the technical disruptions. He said that their lives were saved due to timely action on the pilot's part. TMC House leader Naresh Mhaske said that earlier he too was all set to go along with the other Corporators on this tour but had to cancel for some reason. Mhaske wants a thorough enquiry to be carried out about the plane's problems during this flight. 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2019-01-10No temporary bail to Thane man who had joined ISIS - Business Standard
No temporary bail to Thane man who had 'joined' ISIS Last Updated at January 10, 2019 20:30 IST A court in Mumbai Thursday denied temporary bail to Areeb Majeed, arrested in 2014 for allegedly joining the terror outfit ISIS in Syria. Majeed, resident of Kalyan in neighbouring Thane district, had sought bail to attend his brother's wedding next month. However, special judge for National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases S M Bhosale rejected the application. The NIA had opposed bail on the ground that Majeed is facing serious charges. It also said that he might tamper with evidence if released. Majeed and three others, all engineering students, travelled to Baghdad on May 23, 2014 as part of a group of pilgrims visiting religious shrines in Iraq. Upon returning to India, other pilgrims told police that Majeed, Fahad Shaikh, Aman Tandel and Shaheen Tanki had gone to Fallujah to join Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Majeed was arrested on his return to Mumbai on November 28, 2014 from Turkey.
2019-01-10Income cap for post-matric scholarship now Rs 8 lakh | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Income cap for post-matric scholarship now Rs 8 lakh 10th January, 2019 MUMBAI: The state government has raised the annual family income cap from Rs 30,000 to Rs 8 lakh for students wanting to avail of the post-matric scholarship scheme. “Why would someone with an annual income of Rs 8 lakh need the scholarship? “The current family income cap is very low and as a result of it a lot of deserving candidates do not get a chance. This means the scholarship will no longer be need-based,” said Shyam Sonar, a city-based education activist. This will affect students who are most in need of scholarship.
2019-01-10Mumbai BEST bus strike: On 3rd day, not a single bus on roads - Livemint
Mumbai BEST bus strike: On 3rd day, not a single bus on roads Not a single bus of the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) plied on Mumbai roads since morning. Last Published: Thu, Jan 10 2019. 03 40 PM IST Nearly 32,000 BEST bus employees are on an indefinite strike since Tuesday over various demands, including higher salaries and merger of the budget of the loss-making undertaking with that of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Mumbai: There seems to be no end to woes of lakhs of commuters in Mumbai as an indefinite strike by employees of the city's civic transport undertaking continued for the third day Thursday. Not a single bus of the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) plied on Mumbai roads since morning, an official said. Commuters complained that auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers were charging much more than normal rates. Some harried commuters also appealed to the Maharashtra government to take necessary steps to end the protest. A senior BEST official expressed hope of the stalemate getting resolved soon. Nearly 32,000 BEST employees are on an indefinite strike since Tuesday over various demands, including higher salaries and merger of the budget of the loss-making undertaking with that of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The state government had moved quickly to invoke the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) against the striking BEST employees, while its management asked them to end the stir and come to the negotiating table. The BEST administration had on Wednesday cracked the whip, issuing notices to over 2,000 staffers to vacate houses provided by the undertaking. It also held dialogue with BEST workers union leader Shashank Rao, but it did not yield a positive outcome. Despite the Shiv Sena-affiliated union, BEST Kamgar Sena, withdrawing from the protest, only 11 buses plied on the roads on Wednesday, an official said. Ashish Chemburkar, the chairman of the BEST committee that handles the day-to-day affairs of the undertaking, said they were going to hold meetings with representatives of the protesting staffers on Thursday. We are hopeful of arriving at a concrete solution today. Everyone wants an end to this deadlock for the sake of Mumbaikars, Chemburkar told PTI. Another official said BEST's general manager was expected to hold meetings with union leader Rao, BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta and Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who party rules the BMC, is also likely to intervene in the matter, he said. Passengers continued to face inconvenience and some complained that auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers were trying to fleece them.Vinod Dubey, who travels from suburban Andheri to Versova daily by BEST bus, said, The auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers are charging two to three times more than normal rates, and if we refuse to pay that amount, they are denying us the ride. This exploitation must be stopped. A few commuters took to Twitter to express their anger, with some even appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Sena chief Thackeray to resolve the deadlock. Meanwhile, the Central Railway and Western Railway have decided to operate additional suburban trains for the convenience of commuters. The BEST has a fleet of over 3,200 buses, which criss-cross the metropolis and also operate services in the neighbouring Thane district and Navi Mumbai. It is the second-biggest mode of transport in Mumbai after local trains, which ferry over 80 lakh passengers every day.
2019-01-10Bombay HC asks state for stand on colour-blind medical students | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Bombay HC asks state for stand on colour-blind medical students 10th January, 2019 His lawyers said he did not suffer from a severe form of colour blindness. MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government and the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) to spell out its stand on allowing students with colour blindness to pursue medical and related courses. The state disputed this and pointed to the medical evaluation which revealed that he had failed in eight out of nine parameters of the colour blindness test. Tests had revealed that the student had deuteranomaly, reduced sensitivity to green light. “This is an issue of vital importance and the state has to clarify what is its stand on admitting students with colour blindness to medical and related courses. In August 2016, the high court, in an interim order, allowed the student to attend classes till a final decision in the matter.
2019-01-10Doctors, hospitals face action if they turn down rape survivors | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Doctors, hospitals face action if they turn down rape survivors 11th January, 2019 “None of the private hospitals or doctors follows them. The state should be asked if its own doctors do so.” The panel should comprise a district surgeon, medical superintendent, gynaecologist or paediatrician and a medical officer. A health activist said central guidelines in this regard had been issued in 2013. MUMBAI: Doctors refusing first aid or treatment to survivors of sexual violence and acid attack are liable to face imprisonment. New guidelines issued by the state government on Thursday for medico-legal care further state no hospital—private or government—can deny treatment to victims of rape, acid attack or minor victims of sexual assault. The Government Resolution states: “No medical practitioner (registered under CRPC 164 A) can deny treatment to a rape victim or acid attack victim or victim of POCSO (minor child). He should start treating the patient immediately and should prepare medical report without delay.” It further states hospitals registered under CRPC 357 C—public, private, central government, state run, local self-government—or even an individual are liable to face stringent action if they deny treatment. A police case can be registered against hospitals, which allows for punishment with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to one year and a fine, or both. Medical practitioners or hospitals are required to send samples for medico-legal examination within 96 hours of the attack. The state has also made it mandatory to set up a panel to permit examination of female victims of sexual attacks, acid attacks or mentally disturbed female patients.
2019-01-10testDelhi-bound flight developes technical snag in mid-air, passengers safe - United News of India
Delhi-bound flight developes technical snag in mid-air, passengers safe at: Jan 10 2019 11:48PM Thane, Jan 10 (UNI) Altogether 50 persons from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), including 40 corporators, had a miraculous escape on Thursday when the aircraft they were flying in to National Capital developed a technical snag in mid-air. According to reports, a total of around 50 persons, including 40 corporators, members of the transport committee and other office- bearers of the Corporation and the Kalyan unit chief of the Shiv Sena Gopal Landge, had set out on a trip to Delhi to see the functioning of the Parliament. Speaking to the media from the bus after reaching New Delhi safely, Vikas Repale, chairman of the Civic School Committee, said that there was a snag in an engine of the flight after it left Mumbai.
2019-01-10MCPS Approves Sale of South Avenue Property - Newstalkkgvo
Search Contact Us Sign In | Sign Up Home On Air Our Shows Peter Christian Jon King Talk Back Missoula Health Talk Missoula Sports Talk Tonight What Do You Know? Veteran’s Heartbeat Saturday Programming Sunday Programming Listen Listen Live Mobile App VIP Sign Up Contest Rules Newsletter HS Sports Win Stuff Local Experts Contact Help Advertise Townsquare Interactive Employment Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Subscribe on YouTube Follow on Instagram Tip Us Need to Know Get the KGVO App Montana High School Sports Scoreboard We’re Alexa-Enabled KGVO Live Show Archives Send Your News Tips Missoula County Public Schools Approves Sale of South Avenue Property By Nick Chrestenson January 10, 2019 2:49 PM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Getty Images/iamnoonmai Missoula County Public Schools has approved the sale of two parcels of land near Sentinel High School. MCPS Superintendent Mark Thane says the property up for sale is referred to as the Homevale property. “The school district made a determination a few weeks ago that the site is not suitable and is not likely to be used as a school site in the future,” Thane said. “That determination was likely because we have significant property directly across the street with Sentinel, the business building, and the former Missoula College location.” According to Thane, a significant amount of revenue from the Homevale sale will go toward renovating the old Missoula College site on South Avenue. “We have that property holding,” Thane said. “We are looking to move our business and administrative functions all into those facilities. Before we do so, we need to do some upgrades to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. We need to abate asbestos and do some remodeling.” After a group proposed purchase of the property, MCPS had a real estate consultant look at it and establish what a range of value would be. “It was determined that the range would be somewhere between 11 and 13 dollars per square foot,” Thane said. “We received an offer that falls within that range. The board has approved negotiating a buy-sell agreement with that party. The buy-sell needs to come before the board for a final approval and at that point, the property will sell.” Thane says they will work in the next couple of weeks to get the sale finalized. Filed Under: funding | land sale | Missoula College | Missoula County public schools | remodel | Sentinel High School | South Avenue Category: Missoula News Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Leave a comment Send to a friend! Print this page Pin it! Reddit This! Share on Tumblr! 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2019-01-10TMC plans fortnight Democracy Celebration from January 26 - Afternoon Voice
TMC plans fortnight Democracy Celebration from January 26 January 10, 2019 Thane Municipal Corp. has announced a fortnight celebration from January 26 to February 10 for the proclamation of the spirit of democracy in Thane city. As part of the celebration, the Thane MNC will appeal the first time voters to register their names in the voters list. The celebration is going to be held to awaken the citizens about democracy, elections and good administration. Mayor Meenakshai Shinde and Municipal Commissioner of Thane Sanjeev Jaiswal have appealed the youth to become active part of Democracy. During the fortnight, the college students will be informed about democracy through, Radio, posters and hoardings, street plays, etc. Moreover, the local channels and newspapers will widely be used to propagate the idea. College level essay competitions and oratory competitions will also be organised to propose the idea of democracy among the democracy . Newly admitted college students would be asked to register themselves in the voters list. “The 73rd and 74th amendments in the Constitution plays a big role in democracy and thus to ensure participation of every citizen in the electoral process the events will be organised to imbibe the importance of democracy,” said a concerned TMC cofficial.
2019-01-10TMC plans fortnight Democracy Celebration from Jan. 26 - Afternoon Voice
TMC plans fortnight Democracy Celebration from Jan. 26 January 10, 2019 Thane Municipal Corp. has announced a forthnight celebration from 26th January to 10th February for the proclaimation of spirit  of democracy in Thane city. As part of the celebration the Thane MNC will appeal the first time voters to register their names in voters list . The celebration is held to awaken the citizens about democracy, elections and good administration. Mayor Meenakshai Shinde and Municipal Commissioner of Thane Sanjeev Jaiswal have appealed the youth to become active part of Democracy. During the fortnight, the college students will be informed about democracy through, Radio, posters and hoardings, street plays etc.  Also the local channels and newspapers will widely be used to propagate the idea. College level essay competitions and oratory competitions will also be organised to propose the idea of democracy among the youngsters. Newly admitted college students would be asked to register themselves in the voters list. The 73rd and 74th amendments in the Constitution plays a big role in democracy and thus to ensure participation of every citizen in the electoral process the events will be organised to imbibe the importance of democracy.
2019-01-10BEST Employees' Strike Enters Day 3. Central Railway Runs Extra Trains - NDTV News
BEST Employees' Strike Enters Day 3. Central Railway Runs Extra Trains At least 32,000 employees of Mumbai's civic transport from a long time have been demanding higher pay, merging budget of the loss-making transport undertaking with that of the BMC. Updated: January 10, 2019 14:47 IST Mumbai: As an indefinite strike by Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) employees entered its third day on Thursday, the Central Railway has decided to run extra sub-services to meet the demands of commuters. "In view of BEST buses strike Mumbai Division will run extra sub-services. Main line - Thane dep 13.44hrs and CSMT arrival 14.40hrs. CSMT dep 14.49hrs. Kalyan arrival 16.15hrs. Harbour line- Vashi dep 13.44hrs. CSMT arrival 14.32hrs. CSMT dep 14.45hrs and Panvel arrival 16.05," CPRO Central Railways said in a statement on Thursday. At least 32,000 employees of Mumbai's civic transport from a long time have been demanding higher pay, merging budget of the loss-making transport undertaking with that of the BMC, deliberations on new wage agreement, resuming appointments on compassionate grounds and a bonus equivalent to that of the civic body's employees. The BEST has a fleet of over 3,200 buses, which criss-cross the metropolis and also operate services in the neighbouring Thane district and Navi Mumbai. It is the second-biggest mode of transport in Mumbai after local trains, which ferry over 80 lakh passengers every day.
2019-01-10Central Railway will start 15-car services between Dadar, Kalyan soon - Times of India
Central Railway will start 15-car services between Dadar, Kalyan soon Jan 11, 2019, 04:08 IST MUMBAI: Central Railway will soon introduce another rake with 15-car services which will help run 12 services from February. CR operates 15-car services between CSMT-Kalyan. However, there are no such services between Kalyan-Karjat and Kalyan-Kasara for want of platform length. MP Kirit Somaiya tweeted, “The services will operate between Dadar and Kalyan. The board will soon approve a Rs 1,125-crore project for 15-car conversion.” In phase I, work will be carried out up to Karjat line, which has important satellite townships like Badlapur and Ambernath en route. In the subsequent phase, work will be carried out on the Kasara line where stations like Titwala and Asangaon are located, up to Asangaon (Kasara line). In the later stage, 15-car services will run on the semi-fast route: Fast between CSMT-Thane and then on slow corridor up to Kalyan, via stations like Kalva, Mumbra, Diva and Kopar, where fast trains do not operate. In December 2015, the Railway board has asked the CR and WR to prepare an action plan for more 15-car services to avoid accidents due to over-crowding. At a meeting with railway officials last week, Railway minister Piyush Goyal had underlined the same.
2019-01-10January 10: Delhi and beyond, in pictures - National Herald
January 10: Delhi and beyond, in pictures The day’s developments, events and newsmakers Agencies Published: 10 Jan 2019, 1:28 PM Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and others during the 32nd Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, in New Delhi,  Doctors under the banner of Indian Medical Association (IMA) during a rally for implementation of Medical Protection Act (MPA) outside Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, in Ranchi. Bollywood Directors Karan Johar, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor with actors Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan, Rajkummar Rao and others arrive for a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the IGI Airport in New Delhi. Buddhist monks participate om ‘Gyan Yatra’, on the ocassion of Bodh Mahotsav, in Bodh Gaya. Army Chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference ahead of Army Day, in New Delhi,  Bihar grand alliance partners march towards Raj Bhawan to submit a memorandum to Governor over the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s alleged derogatory remarks for Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahni, in Patna, Thursday, Jan 10, 2019. Members of various Hindu groups stage a protest in support of Ram Temple, near Supreme Court in New Delhi, A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, today adjourned the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute matter till January 29.  A kite-maker prepares kites at his workshop, ahead of Lohri festival, in Amritsar,  People gather around a bonfire to warm themselves on a cold evening, in Thane,  A view of railway tracks allegedly from pre-Independence era, unearthed during road expansion work at Kopri, in Thane.
2019-01-10testHC asks state to file affidavit on Maratha reservation - United News of India
HC asks state to file affidavit on Maratha reservation Posted at: Jan 10 2019 11:38PM Jan 10 (UNI) The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit in response to a petition by Aurangabad MLA Imtiyaz Jaleel, from AIMIM challenging the reservation granted to the Maratha community. The petition came up for hearing before a division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre which directed the government to file its affidavit. Bench kept the hearing of the petition on January 23, when it will hear other pleas challenging the reservation to the Maratha community.
2019-01-10Earthquakes hit Gujarat and Maharashtra - Down To Earth Magazine
Earthquakes hit Gujarat and Maharashtra Four tremors hit Gujarat’s Saurashtra and Kutch regions early on January 20, while a 3.6 tremor hit Palghar near Thane in Maharashtra in the evening Last Updated: Sunday 20 January 2019 Earthquakes of low intensity hit parts of Gujarat and Maharashtra on Sunday, January 20. In Gujarat, quakes were recorded in the Kutch and Saurashtra regions while in Maharashtra, Palghar near Thane was hit. As per media reports, four tremors hit Kutch and Saurashtra within a span of seven-and-a-half hours. The first measuring 1.4 on the Richter Scale had its epicentre near Bhachau in Kutch. Next, at 12.23 pm, a tremor measuring 4.1 was felt 38 kilometres from Una in Saurashtra. Three minutes later, a third tremor measuring 2.2 was felt, again near Bhachau. The fourth and last tremor, measuring 2.2 on the Richter Scale was felt at 1.37 pm some 31 km from Surendranagar in Saurashtra. At 8.30 pm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted details about the quake in Palghar district of Maharashtra: As per the tweet, the quake, measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale had hit Palghar at 6.39 in the evening. At 9 pm in the night, another tremor measuring 3.0 hit Palghar. "Western India, including Gujarat and Maharashtra are in an active fault zone. These tremors have been caused due to intra-plate seismicity," an official of the Institute of Seismological Research in Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar told Down To Earth.
2019-01-10'Best show yet,' Thane Dunn promises of Truro event | Truro News - Truro Daily News
2019-01-10'Best show yet,' Thane Dunn promises of Truro event | Truro News - Truro Daily News
2019-01-09City ranks eighth in bribery, graft cases - Mumbai Mirror
City ranks eighth in bribery, graft cases Updated: Jan 9, 2019, 06:00 IST Revenue and police depts top in corruption, ACB data show. Mumbai, despite being the financial capital of the country, was among the cities with the lowest number of cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in 2018. The city, as per the ACB statistics, ranks eighth in the state in terms of arrest of people after cities like Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Thane, Amravati and Nanded. Meanwhile, the state revenue department tops in corruption followed by the police department, Panchayat Samitis, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd and municipal corporations. The figures show that there were fewer arrests of the people taking bribe in Mumbai compared to other cities. Only 39 people were caught taking bribe in Mumbai this year. In Pune, 200 people were arrested while taking bribe, while in Nagpur 121 people were arrested. The ACB arrested 119 people in Aurangabad, 115 people in Nasik, 108 in Thane, 97 in Amravati and 92 in Nanded. The ACB officials, however, made it clear that fewer complaints and arrests do not mean that there is less corruption in the city. It could be so because people are not coming forward to register complaints, they said. “In the city, the supervision level on an official is much higher than any Tier 2 or Tier 3 city. The average per capita income of a person is much higher and due to fast life, people believe in paying and completing the work early rather that approaching the government department several times,” said Praveen Dixit, former IPS officer, who was also the director general of ACB. ACB officials, who have been observing the trend for long, say that Mumbaikars believe getting the work done instantly rather that approaching a government department several times as the process is time consuming and the travel time is also an issue. But in a small city, the government departments are close to one another and the time taken to travel is less. “Also the vigilance level in the city such as CCTV cameras or online monitoring systems is higher in Mumbai compared to any other city. The corruption in the traffic department in the city, for example, has gone down due to e-challans as one cannot take money at all,’’ said an ACB official. Meanwhile, departmentwise, the state revenue department topped with 218 employees booked for corruption. Of these, five were class I officers. The police department came second with around 197 arrests, followed by Panchyat Samitis at 92, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd at 49, municipal corporations at 47, Zilla Parishads at 33, and education department at 27. “We have arrested 891 people this year – 16 more than those held in 2017, and seized around Rs 4.4 crore in traps,” said an ACB official. ACB officials, however, say that fewer complaints and arrests do not mean that there is less corruption in city.
2019-01-09Fourth Suspect in Thane’s Rs 500 crore Cryptocurrency Scam, Held - Crypto-News India
Fourth Suspect in Thane’s Rs 500 crore Cryptocurrency Scam, Held January 09, 2019 11:54 The web around Amit Lakhanpal, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Flintstone Group, an alleged real estate firm, is closing in. Lakhanpal had introduced a cryptocurrency token called as MoneyTradeCoin (MTC). A few days back, a fourth associate was arrested by the Delhi Police. As earlier reported by Crypto-News India, the scam came to light on basis of a complaint filed by a New-Delhi based businessman, who along with his five other colleagues had invested Rs 1.7 crore into their scheme (MTC) but had not received any feedback even after promised dates and frequently missed payout dates. The scam was valued around nearly Rs 500 crores. The group had employed 70 employees in its two offices and police was also questioning their involvement in the matter. According to a police officer: “Employees here were using MTC. Lakhanpal and his associates promised investors a 20-times return on investment in a mere six months. But once the deadline passed, the company made several excused to not release the money.” The officer had added, “A few days ago, some investors even went to Dubai to meet Lakhanpal, but they were allegedly threatened and were told that they should not ask for their money. We also found that Lakhanpal had never constructed any building, even though he claimed to run a real estate company.” As of June 2018, nearly three close associates of Lakhanpal had been arrested. A police source was quoted by news portal, Indian Express as saying, “The accused had set up office in Delhi’s Vikram Nagar and used to collect money from investors promising high returns. Lakhanpal was earlier holed up in Dubai and we believe that he may have fled to London.” The portal quoted the police as saying that the accused inflated the cost of their cryptocurrency to shore up investments. When the price of the cryptocurrency fell, the investors were allegedly unable to redeem the currency. Interestingly, Lakhanpal was one of the first petitioners to go up against the Reserve Bank of India, when the latter had issued a notice to banks directing them to stop working with cryptocurrency exchanges. In his petition, Lakhanpal had said, “When we started our business, we wrote to all relevant ministries and officials to ensure that our business model was in line with all statutory guidelines. But these arbitrary decisions by regulators and certain financial institutions have jeopardized our business interests. Today, we have been made to look guilty in front of our investors for no fault of ours.” It is only a matter of time before Lakhanpal faces justice.
2019-01-09Two held in Thane for trying to sell pangolin, a highly endangered animal - Hindustan Times
Two held in Thane for trying to sell pangolin, a highly endangered animal Officers from Thane’s central crime unit had laid a trap on Mumbra-Panvel road after they had got information about two people coming to the city to sell a rare animal. Updated: Jan 09, 2019 10:25 IST The Thane central crime unit arrested two people on Tuesday for allegedly trying to sell a pangolin, a rare and highly endangered insectivore. The two men had come to Thane from Palghar to sell the animal. Police are investigating to find out from where the accused had caught the animal. Officers from Thane’s central crime unit had laid a trap on Mumbra-Panvel road after they had got information about two people coming to the city to sell a rare animal. Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) from Thane crime branch, Dipak Deoraj, said, “We caught two people who are identified as Sagar Maruti Pawar, 33, and Abdul Jalil Yunus Mahmrut, 54, both from Palghar. When we searched them, we found a plastic bag in which something was covered with a cloth. After we removed the cloth, we found a pangolin.” A police officer from Thane commissionerate said, “We are investigating with them to know if they have any links outside the state. We suspect the accused have bought the pangolin from someone. We will soon find those involved in the racket, which seems to be a big one”. Officer added, “We have also alerted the forest department”.
2019-01-09Endangered Pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh seized by Thane Crime Branch, two arrested - Times Now
Endangered Pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh seized by Thane Crime Branch, two arrested Updated Jan 09, 2019 | 14:54 IST | Mumbai: A team of the Thane Crime Branch Unit on Tuesday seized a Pangolin, a species which is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Sleuths who arrested two men for attempting to traffic the mammal which is worth Rs 40 lakh in the illegal trade of extinct species. A case has been registered in this regard under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, reported news agency ANI. Pangolins are nocturnal mammals who have protective keratin scales covering their skin. It must also be noted that they are the only mammals who possess this feature. Found throughout the country south of the Himalayas, Pangolins are solitary creatures who live in trees or burrows. According to a report by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), nearly 6,000 pangolins were poached in India between 2009 and 2017. The maximum number of such cases were reported from Manipur and Tamil Nadu. Also known as 'scaly anteaters', pangolins are among the most trafficked wildlife species around the world, added the report. These mammals are mainly sold to buyers in Southeast China and China. In fact, the International Union for Conservation of Nature- Red List has listed Chinese Pangolin as "Critically Endangered" species. Its Indian counterpart has been listed as 'Endangered' in the same list. India banned the hunting and trade of these mammals under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972. Meanwhile, the international trade of pangolins is prohibited under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
2019-01-09Rahul Gandhi meets Sharad Pawar to share last 8 LS seats - Times of India
Rahul Gandhi meets Sharad Pawar to share last 8 LS seats Congress president Rahul Gandhi called on NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday to resolve the dispute over the sharing of eight seats in the state for the forthcoming Lok Sabha (LS) elections. TNN | Updated: Jan 10, 2019, 04:45 IST MUMBAI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi called on NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday to resolve the dispute over the sharing of eight seats in the state for the forthcoming Lok Sabha (LS) elections. Of Maharashtra’s 48 LS seats, the two parties have reached an agreement on 40 seats, sharing 20 apiece. A week ago, during a meeting between senior Congress and NCP leaders, it was proposed that a decision on the disputed seats should be taken by Pawar and Gandhi. Accordingly, Gandhi, accompanied by AICC general secretary Malikarjun Kharge, called on Pawar to resolve the row. The disputed seats are: Jalna, Pune, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Yavatmal, Raver, Ratnigiri and Nandurbar. NCP has staked a claim on Pune, Aurangabad, Nandurbar and Ratnagiri, which were contested by Congress in the 2014 LS elections. On the other hand, Congress wants the remaining four, which were contested by NCP in 2014. Gandhi’s talks with Pawar were preceded by a meeting with state Congress chief Ashok Chavan, Mumbai party chief Sanjay Nirupam and leader of opposition in the legislative assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on the political situation in the state and the seat-sharing row. Confirming Gandhi and Pawar’s meet, Chavan said, “I am sure the row will be resolved amicably.” A senior NCP leader said a bigger problem for both parties is reaching adjustments with smaller like-minded parties on seats. From their share of seats, the two major parties will have to part with a few. “We will have to accommodate CPM, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and RPI factions. If Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar agrees, we are prepared to leave Akola for him, Palghar for Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and Dindori for CPM, he said.
2019-01-09Roadwork unearths Raj-era rail track | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Roadwork unearths Raj-era rail track 10th January, 2019 Excavation during road repairs in Thane has led to the discovery of a British-era railway track, buried deep in the soil all these years. “The track is near Ashtavinnayak Chowk in Kopri,” said executive engineer Pradeep Ghadge from the Naupada-Kopri ward.Thane’s municipal corporation has decided to temporarily suspend work on the road so as to not damage the track, till it gets a reply from the railways. Experts say the line was probably in use a century ago to carry salt from saltpans nearby to the mainland. Labourers were digging up Mithbunder Road in Kopri , Thane (east), for ongoing concretization work. Upon reaching a depth of 2.5feet, some of them hit hard surface and heard a clinking sound. “It is up to CR to take a call on whether to salvage this piece of the city’s heritage,” said an official.
2019-01-09Thane: Duo held for trying to sell pangolin - Times of India
Thane: Duo held for trying to sell pangolin Updated: Jan 9, 2019, 13:30 IST THANE: The Thane crime branch has arrested two people for allegedly possessing a pangolin, an endangered animal. The two accused were planning to sell off the ant-eating mammal, which can fetch up to Rs 40 lakh in the international market, said the police. Based on a tip-off, the police arrested Virar resident Sagar Pawar (33) and Raigad resident Abdul Jalil Yunus Mahamrut (54) from Dahisar Mori area on the Mumbra-Panvel highway. The Shil-Daighar police have registered an offence against the duo under sections of Wildlife Protection Act and the crime branch officials are investigating the case further. The police said that pangolins are poached for their unique scales and meat which is used in medicines for asthma, rheumatism and arthritis. The scales, on the other hand, are used in Chinese medicine and this has driven the mammal to near-extinction. At many places, the scales are also used to make sex stimulants. Pangolins are reportedly smuggled through India, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan, finally ending up in China.
2019-01-09Centre gets HC ultimatum on DGP extension | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Centre gets HC ultimatum on DGP extension 10th January, 2019 MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday asked the Centre to decide within four weeks on Maharashtra government’s proposal to give DGP Dattatray Padsalgikar , who was to retire on August 2018, a further extension till June 2020. In an affidavit to HC, the state said it had sent a proposal to the ACC seeking a two-year tenure. But the extended term beyond the date of superannuation should be a reasonable period”. Maharashtra advocate general Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told HC the state had decided to seek extension for Padsalgikar “in public interest”. “The DGP is not sure whether he will be there next month. The government justified the decision citing the State Police Act as well as SC directives on the need for a long tenure for a DGP, irrespective of date of superannuation.
2019-01-09BEST strike continues; workers get MESMA, 'leave quarters' notices | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
BEST strike continues; workers get MESMA, 'leave quarters' notices 10th January, 2019 MUMBAI: The BEST strike continued on Wednesday, and seemed set to roll into the third day on Thursday, inconveniencing more than 25 lakh commuters daily and causing a total revenue loss of Rs 10 crore. Also, in the first such move, Bagde issued notices to 2,000 workers and their families to vacate BEST quarters if they do not report for work. On Thursday, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is expected to intervene, said a Sena union source. During the previous strike on August 7, 2017, Thackeray had been instrumental in pursuading the biggest union led by Shashank Rao to withdraw its agitation within 11 hours. BEST could operate merely 11 buses with police protection, and just 19 drivers and 14 conductors reported for duty. BEST general manager Surendrakumar Bagde slapped notices under MESMA (Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act ) on 300 employees. If the strike continues for yet another day, it could be the longest in Mumbai; the last such strike in 1997 ended in three days, said sources. The Shiv Sena union, which had withdrawn support to the strike, faced flak as it failed to run 500 buses in the morning as promised.
2019-01-09Thane: Women vigilante strip man for making obscene gestures at woman - India Today
Thane: Women vigilante strip man for making obscene gestures at woman The women thrashed the man and stripped him for making obscene gestures at a woman. January 9, 2019U PDATED: January 9, 2019 23:01 IST A video of a man being assaulted by a group of women has gone viral on social media. The women thrashed the man and stripped him for making obscene gestures at a woman. The video is reportedly shot in Nandivali locality of Thane's Dombivali area on Tuesday (January 8) evening. According to sources, the man works as an electrician and was working at one of the women's house when he made some lewd gestures at her. The woman immediately alerted the other women living in her neighbourhood. The women gathered and thrashed the man for making obscene gestures at the woman. No police complaint has been filed in the case. This is the same locality where 10 days ago, a woman, fed up of sexual advances, chopped off a man's genitals with the help of her two family friends. The man later died in the hospital. According to the reports, the 27-year-old man, identified as Tushar Pujare, had constantly been seeking sexual favours from the woman for last few months.
2019-01-09Two workers, contractor suffocate to death inside Panvel manhole | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Two workers, contractor suffocate to death inside Panvel manhole 10th January, 2019 NAVI MUMBAI: Two conservancy workers and a contractor who had hired them died of asphyxiation inside a Panvel sewage line manhole at around 5pm on Wednesday. The two workers entered the 20-feet-deep manhole first to clean the underground line, and when they didn’t come out in some time, the contractor stepped inside for a check. The bodies of all three were pulled out by a rescue team of Cidco, the local planning authority. The Panvel city police have registered an accidental death case. As the first worker who had gone in did not respond to the second after some time, the second one entered the manhole. The contractor had been doing this work from July 2018. ”Cidco superintending engineer P Phulari said, “Safety rule compliance is the contractor’s responsibility.
2019-01-09Thane: Roadwork unearths Raj-era rail track | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: Roadwork unearths Raj-era rail track 9th January, 2019 Excavation during road repairs in Thane has led to the discovery of a British-era railway track, buried deep in the soil all these years. “The track is near Ashtavinnayak Chowk in Kopri,” said executive engineer Pradeep Ghadge from the Naupada-Kopri ward. Thane’s municipal corporation has decided to temporarily suspend work on the road so as to not damage the track, till it gets a reply from the railways. Experts say the line was probably in use a century ago to carry salt from saltpans nearby to the mainland. Labourers were digging up Mithbunder Road in Kopri , Thane (east), for ongoing concretization work. Upon reaching a depth of 2.5feet, some of them hit hard surface and heard a clinking sound. “It is up to CR to take a call on whether to salvage this piece of the city’s heritage,” said an official.
2019-01-092 Arrested In Maharashtra With Endangered Pangolin Worth Rs 40 Lakh - NDTV News
2 Arrested In Maharashtra With Endangered Pangolin Worth Rs 40 Lakh Updated: January 09, 2019 22:02 IST Thane: Two men were arrested on Tuesday and an endangered pangolin worth around Rs 40 lakh in the illegal wildlife market was recovered from them in Maharashtra's Thane district. Senior police officer Deepak Deoraj said the two men - Virar-resident Sagar Pawar (33) and Abdul Jalil Yunus Mahamrut (54) of Raigad - were picked up on a tip off from Mumbra-Panvel Highway. A case under the Wildlife Protection Act has been registered, he added. Pangolin scales are used in traditional Asian medicine, particularly in China and Vietnam. The animal's scales are made of keratin, the same material that makes human fingernails and hair, and they have no proven medicinal value, and are also used as jewellery and decorations for rituals. Pangolin meat is also considered a delicacy in some countries. Two species of pangolins, "Manis crassicaudata" and "Manis pentadacytla", found in India have been accorded highest protection with both being listed on Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
2019-01-09BEST Employees' Strike: Mumbai Central Railway To Run Extra Trains Today - NDTV News
BEST Employees' Strike: Mumbai Central Railway To Run Extra Trains Today BEST employees began their indefinite strike from Monday midnight as their demand for merging the BEST budget with 'A' budget of BMC has not been met. Updated: January 09, 2019 11:39 IST BEST employees began their indefinite strike from Monday midnight. Mumbai: Mumbai Central Railway will run extra trains on Wednesday to ensure commuters don't face inconvenience amid the ongoing indefinite strike called by Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply Transport (BEST) workers' union. BEST employees began their indefinite strike from Monday midnight after their demand for merging the BEST budget with 'A' budget of BMC was not met. They are also seeking resolution of employee service residences and recruitment. When the talks with the authorities failed, the employees resorted to the strike, paralysing bus services and causing inconvenience to nearly 25-lakh daily commuters. Soon after the strike was called, the railways came to the rescue of commuters and pressed in more trains for the convenience of the Mumbaikars. Following are the detailed timings of additional services provided by the Central Railway:Mainline:Thane (TNA) departure at 13:44 hours and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station (CSMT) arrival at 14.40 hours. CSMT departure at 14.49 hours and Kalyan (KYN) arrival at 16.15 hours. Harbour line:Vashi (VSH) departure at 13.44 hours and CSMT arrival at 14.32 hours. CSMT departure at 14.45 hours and Panvel (PNVL) arrival at 16.05 hours. Some buses have been pressed into services by Maharashtra government, following which, the bus drivers were instructed to wear helmet while driving to ensure their safety. Office goers faced issues after the BEST buses remained off roads on Tuesday. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Tuesday claimed that 40 buses have been pressed into service in the metropolis to avoid inconvenience. The BEST has a fleet of over 3,200 red-colour buses which ply across the metropolis and also operate services in the neighbouring Thane district and Navi Mumbai. It is the second biggest mode of transport in Mumbai after local trains, which ferry over 80 lakh passengers every day.
2019-01-09Despite sabre-rattling, PM Modi and Uddhav may share dais | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Despite sabre-rattling, PM Modi and Uddhav may share dais | Thursday | 10th January, 2019 Advertisement If we contest separately, it will be reverse the situation. Congress-NCP will win around 34 to 36 seats, while BJP will secure nine to 10 seats and Shiv Sena five to seven seats,” the BJP politician said.The BJP politician said that in the recent past senior politicians of the BJP led by Amit Shah and the Shiv Sena had launched a high-decibel campaign against each other, and chances of a patch-up appeared bleak. MUMBAI: Notwithstanding the open exchange of threats between allies BJP and Shiv Sena about finishing the other off in the general election, prime minister Narendra Modi may share the dais with Uddhav Thackeray while laying the foundation stone of the Rs 55,332 crore Mumbai-Nagpur super expressway.If Modi shares the platform with Thackeray, it may be a sign of the allies making a first move towards a patch-up for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.Shiv Sena president Thackeray has often taken potshots at the BJP despite his party being in government at the Centre as well as in the state. On December 23, 2016, the BJP did invite Thackeray for the foundation stone ceremony of the Rs 3,600 crore Shivaji memorial, but he was give nthe cold shoulder at the event as the BJP took centre stage.A senior BJP politician said relations with the Shiv Sena remained poor and a patch-up looked bleak but still many felt the allies falling apart would only benefit the Congress-NCP.“BJP-Shiv Sena had won 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls, while Congress-NCP had secured just seven seats. He did it again in Beed on Wednesday, speaking about the “failure” of the loan waiver scheme.A senior BJP politician confirmed that Modi may lay the foundation stone of the 700 km expressway, a dream project of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis , and did not rule out the possibility of Thackeray attending the event as a special guest.The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation , entrusted with the task of laying the road, is headed by Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde, a trusted Thackeray aide.A senior bureaucrat did not rule out the possibility of the Shiv Sena president accepting the invitation.“We know relations between BJP and Shiv Sena have gone sour, but for the cause of development, Shiv Sena will agree to share the platform with the PM,” the bureaucrat said.On October 11, 2015, when Modi laid the foundation stone for the Rs 1,000 crore Ambedkar memorial, it was expected that the CM would invite Thackeray for the event, but the BJP ignored him. 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2019-01-09Info related to cluster scheme now available on TMC website - Hindustan Times
Info related to cluster scheme now available on TMC?website Civic officials said if there is a demand from people, the FAQs will be uploaded in English as well Updated: Jan 10, 2019 00:16 IST You may have some clarity on cluster development scheme after going through the recently uploaded Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) website. The aim is to simplify the scheme for residents who are easily influenced by people with vested interest. The TMC got approval for the first six clusters in December and has begun groundwork. In a recent meeting, the civic commissioner said many people with vested interest are spreading rumours about the cluster development scheme and had asked corporators to educate the people on it. An official requesting anonymity said, “We have also taken it upon ourselves to clear the confusion among residents on the scheme. We have uploaded the seven-page FAQs in Marathi on our website.” The FAQs explain what the scheme is about, difference between urban renewal plan, urban renewal scheme and urban renewal cluster, the beneficiaries, eligibility criteria for the scheme and responsibilities of officials and authorities among others.” The civic officials said if there is a demand from people, the FAQs will be uploaded in English as well. “We have also explained the ownership rights of the occupants, people living in illegal constructions, land owners and developers. Residents will know the permissible FSI under the scheme and also the amenities which will be developed under a cluster,” the official added. The civic chief had announced to start the biometric survey of the first six clusters this month. Although the corporation had decided to exclude gaonthans and koliwadas from the scheme, following demands from some corporators, it will include the settlements which give a written consent for inclusion in the scheme. Kavita Singh, 38, a resident of Wagale Estate, said, “There has been a lot of hue and cry about the cluster development scheme. However, residents have no clarity on the scheme and its benefits. The corporation had uploaded the urban renewal plan a few months ago. But, it was merely a set of maps which created more questions than answers. The FAQs will be helpful if they answer the basic questions.”
2019-01-09Traffic woes at Thane again, Ghodbunder Road remains choc-a-bloc - Daily News & Analysis
Traffic woes at Thane again, Ghodbunder Road remains choc-a-bloc Updated: Jan 9, 2019, 06:35 AM IST It seems Thane residents' relief from traffic snarls was temporary. Though the traffic congestion at Mulund toll naka was eased out in October, the situation has worsened on Ghodbunder Road due to metro work on the highway, coupled with Thane Municipal Corporation laying down a pipeline on adjacent service roads. After a breather of barely two months, Reny Varghese, a resident of Ghodbunder Road, Thane, is again struggling with traffic jams on the highway. Varghese works in Mumbai and commutes by car. "My commute time has gone up by 30 minutes, one way, from Thane to Mumbai and vice-versa," he said. This has been the situation since the last week of December when MMRDA put barricades from Teenhathnaka to Ghodbunder (GB) Road for Thane Metro work. TMC has dug up the adjacent service road to lay pipelines for drainage and water. "As a result, the four-lane highway has been reduced to two lanes, due to which the traffic spills on the internal roads," he added.
2019-01-09Gang of car thieves busted in Thane, eight arrested - Mid-Day
Gang of car thieves busted in Thane, eight arrested Jan 09, 2019, 10:07 IST Two of the accused were scrap dealers who used to inform other gang members about the model, colour and other specifications of the scrap cars bought by them Thane: An inter-state gang of car thieves was busted by police in Thane district of Maharashtra and eight people were arrested, an official said on Wednesday. Eight cars collectively valued at Rs 1.2 crore were also seized from their possession, he said. Two of the accused were scrap dealers who used to inform other gang members about the model, colour and other specifications of the scrap cars bought by them, assistant police inspector Pramod Badak said. The other gang members stole cars having good condition from different places and sent them to the two scrap dealers, he said. The scrap dealers would then change the engine, chassis and registration numbers of the stolen vehicles to that of the scrap cars. They would then sell the stolen cars in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, he said. Acting on car theft cases reported in various police stations, the Thane rural police launched a probe and nabbed the eight accused from different places in the last four-five days, Badak said. The accused were identified as Ranjit Kapildeo Chowhdari, Tarkeshwar Harishchandra Rai, Sunil Ramdeo Chourasia, Suresh Venkatasubbiah Chimani, Raja alias Vijay Rajkumar Veknatramana Saladi, Bhavarlal Lal alias Sheth Khangarji Garia Choudhari and Chandru Srinivas alias Chandru Srinu Satyanarayan Choudhari. They were booked under relevant sections, he said, adding that a probe was underway.
2019-01-08MCPS Taking Steps to Find Superintendent to Replace Mark Thane - Newstalkkgvo
MCPS Taking Steps to Find Superintendent to Replace Mark Thane By Peter Christian January 8, 2019 12:49 PM Share on Facebook Share on Twitter With the retirement of Superintendent Mark Thane, the Missoula County Public School District One Board of Trustees is preparing to engage an outside consultant to help find a new superintendent. Communications Director Hatton Littman said because the superintendent is such a pivotal position, an outside consultant can help find the right person from a wider pool of applicants. “Search consultants are often helpful with not only the posting of the position, making sure it gets out in the right publications, especially if they plan to look nationally,” said Littman. “They can help to organize the interview process and getting feedback from the community.” Littman said the board will also consider the Elementary School Boundary Study at their meeting. “Missoula is growing,” she said. “We have significantly more students, over 600 more students than we had just eight years ago,” she said. “We’re projecting another 500 more students in the next five years. The neighborhoods are changing and the balance of where families live are changing, and we haven’t looked at our boundaries since 2005.” Littman said one other interesting note from MCPS is that the newly constructed Willard Alternative High School has been completed and is now holding classes. “Willard School opened today in their new building,” she said. “It’s on the same plot of land, but it’s brand new construction, and then the original building will first experience some hazardous waste abatement, and then it will be demolished in the spring.” Superintendent Thane will retire after the completion of the 2018-2019 school year in June.     Filed Under: Mark Thane | MCPS | School Boundaries | Willard School Category: Missoula News Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Leave a comment Send to a friend! Print this page Pin it! Reddit This! Share on Tumblr! Best of News Talk KGVO Museum Contest Also Celebrates Renowned Photographer Ravalli County Reports 77 Flu Cases So Far Salvation Army and Poverello Center Keeping People Warm and Fed Montana Will Issue SNAP Food Benefits Early Due To Government Shutdown Recommended for You ZergNet Best of the Web ZergNet Leave a Comment Listen Live Now Playing %ARTWORK% %SONG% %ARTIST% %ALBUM% Last 50 Songs Played Meet the Staff Peter Christian Jon King Nick Chrestenson KGVO on Facebook Our Facebook page is sponsored by: Karl Tyler Chevrolet Sign up for the KGVO newsletter Contests, Local News, State News, Exclusive Interviews and More... Join Now Get access to exclusive contests, giveaways, and benefits! Sign Up Now Missoula's Daily Deal Comprehensive Vision & Eye Health Exam Buy This Deal Now EEO Advertise on KGVO Terms VIP Terms FAQ Contest Rules Privacy Policy (Updated: 12/14/18) Contact Townsquare Missoula Business Listings Public File Report an Inaccuracy Welcome back to KGVO Club VIP It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites. Enter your password Forgot your password? YES, Activate My Account Now! *Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network. Welcome back to KGVO Club VIP It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your original account information. YES, Activate My Account Now! *Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network. We're Almost There! Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience. Zip Continue and Activate Log in to KGVO Club VIP (Forgot your password?) Log In Not a member? Sign up here KGVO Club VIP brought to you by: Sign up for KGVO Club VIP Register Now KGVO Club VIP brought to you by: Sign up to have exclusive KGVO Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE. Like Us on Facebook KGVO Club VIP brought to you by: Newstalk KGVO 1290 AM & 98.3 FM Song*Please enter a song name. Artist(Optional) Your Name*Please enter your name. Your Email*Please enter your email. Submit Thank you for your request.
2019-01-08Mumbai: T-20 betting racket busted, 4 held - The Indian Express
Mumbai: T-20 betting racket busted, 4 held The accused include Bipin Shah alias Bipin Indraprasth (48), who has been arrested before by Thane anti-extortion cell, for allegedly placing bets in connection with a racket involving notorious bookie Sonu Jalan. Published: January 9, 2019 4:01:25 am A CRICKET betting racket was busted and four persons were arrested for allegedly accepting bets on an ongoing T-20 tournament in Australia, at Santacruz on Monday. The accused include Bipin Shah alias Bipin Indraprasth (48), who has been arrested before by Thane anti-extortion cell, for allegedly placing bets in connection with a racket involving notorious bookie Sonu Jalan. Three other accused were identified as Jeetendra Jadhav (38), Narayanlal Rebari (24) and Devilal Jat (40). Santacruz police received a tip off that the accused, based out of a building at Linking road in Santacruz, were accepting bets, said an officer linked to the case. When the police team raided the flat, they found Shah along with three others watching the Big Bash T-20 tournament and communicating with several people over the phone. Indraprasth had been arrested several times in the past for cricket betting and being involved in other gambling activities. “ Thane police arrested him last year in connection with a betting racket in which bookie Sonu Jalan was also involved,” added the officer. Police said that they have seized several mobile phones, a laptop and Rs 1 lakh cash from the apartment. “ The accused were produced before court and remanded to police custody till January 11. There are some big names involved in the case and further interrogation will help us get some evidence against them,” said the officer.
2019-01-0812 booked for duping man by promising good monetary returns - Afternoon Voice
12 booked for duping man by promising good monetary returns January 8, 2019 Twelve people were booked by the Thane police in Maharashtra for allegedly duping a man of Rs 55.27 lakh by promising good returns on investments in mutual funds and other schemes, police said. The main accused, Suryakant Tripati, got in touch with the victim and claimed had good influence in the insurance regulatory body and that he could get him good returns through investments in various schemes, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. Getting lured by the offer, the victim invested around Rs 55.27 lakh in several schemes through various financial advisers (agents) introduced to him by the accused between March 2015 and December 2017, she said. However, when the man did not get any return as promised, he realised that he was cheated and approached the Thane police on Sunday, she said. Based on his complaint, the police registered offences against Tripathi and 11 financial advisers under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 120B (criminal conspiracy), and other sections pertaining to forgery, Narkar said. No arrest has been made so far, she said, adding that a probe was underway.
2019-01-08Five names sent to governor, one will be appointed Missoula's new judge - The Missoulian
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2019-01-08Mumbai Poaching Case Accused Confesses To Killing deer eating it With Liquor - Mid-Day
Mumbai Poaching Case: Accused Confesses To Killing deer, eating it With Liquor Jan 08, 2019, 12:25 IST In shocking revelations, poachers admit to carrying out several illegal activities inside SGNP in Mumbai One of the six accused in the Film City poaching case has told the Thane Forest Department officials that they killed a fawn, cooked its meat and had a gala feast right inside the protected limits of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) sometime in 2016-17. According to forest department officials, all the six accused, one of whom was arrested on Monday, were produced before the Borivali metropolitan court, following which their forest custody was increased by two days. Speaking to mid-day, Honorary Wildlife Warden of Mumbai and Member of State Wildlife Board Mayur Kamath said, "The accused have made a shocking confession about killing the fawn of a sambar and feasting on it. If such things are happening within a protected area, then the officials concerned should carry out an independent inquiry. The department should increase patrolling on foot inside the park and prosecute trespassers. The accused had stayed near Tulsi Lake overnight for fishing and killed the mammal in the process. As the lakes fall under BMC's jurisdiction, they should also increase vigilance in the area." Speaking about what the accused revealed during interrogation, a forest department source said, "Four of the accused had killed the fawn with a knife. As it was raining that day, they made a temporary roof using plastic, cooked the meat underneath it and consumed it with liquor." Meanwhile, the accused also said that they frequently visited SGNP for fishing at Tulsi Lake. On Sunday, the forest department officials took them to the spot where they had killed the fawn and eaten it, and collected some evidence related to the incident. "The accused showed us the place where they killed the fawn and cooked the meat. They have also mentioned the same in the statement given to us. More information will come to the fore as the investigation progresses," a source said. The Thane forest department has also informed the SGNP about the incident, as it had happened within the core area of the protected zone. FIR sought against Film City management In a letter sent by Plant & Animals Welfare Society - Mumbai along with Amma Care Foundation to the Minister of Forests, Government of Maharashtra; Principal Secretary of Forests, Government of Maharashtra; PCCF (WL) & Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra; RDD; Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and APCCF (WL) West Region; they have demanded an FIR against the managements of Film City and Production House of Sets, where the carcasses of the leopard and sambar were found. They have also said that a patrolling team comprising local activists and NGO representatives should be set up.
2019-01-082BHKs in Mumbai have shrunk by 25% in five years - Hindustan Times
2BHKs in Mumbai have shrunk by 25% in five years According to a Knight Frank report, with compact houses in demand, developers reduce size to boost sales Updated: Jan 09, 2019 08:21 IST To boost sales amid the slowdown, developers have reduced the size of apartments in the city by around 25% over the past five years, according to a report by Knight Frank, a real estate consultancy firm.As compact houses are in great demand, reducing the size brings down the prices, and boosts sales. According to the report, builders who used to construct a 948-sqft 2 bedroom, hall and kitchen (BHK) apartment in the western suburbs in 2014 have shrunk its size to 707 sqft in their recent launches. In case of Thane, where 2-BHK flats went up to 1,004 sqft in 2014, the area has come down to 786 sqft. In case of Navi Mumbai, the size of a 2-BHK house is 735sqft, from 857 sqft in 2014. Currently, affordable houses are driving the market sales. There is a considerable increase in the demand for such apartments in the past five years, said Gulam Zia, executive director, Knight Frank, said. We are also seeing 1- and 2- BHK houses being built in south and central Mumbai. This was unheard of years ago. Smaller houses, within ?1 crore, are available in the Sewri-Wadala belt. Compact houses are built to suit the budget of the home buyers. It is tough to reduce realty rates, so the sizes are shrinking, said Rajesh Prajapati, committee member, Maharashtra Chambers of Housing Industry (MCHI-CREDAI). The report stated the real estate showed slow revival in 2018, but it was marred by the non-banking financial companies (NBFC) scam at the end of the year.
2019-01-08Detour for Zuari bridge works after 2 months - Times of India
Detour for Zuari bridge works after 2 months Updated: Jan 9, 2019, 10:45 IST The plans to divert traffic to facilitate construction work of the new Zuari bridge have been postponed by two months PANAJI: The plans to divert traffic to facilitate construction work of the new Zuari bridge have been postponed by two months. A two-lane service road will now be readied parallel to the railway track and only after it becomes operational will traffic on the Panaji-Margao route be diverted. This will increase travel distance by only 2.5km, PWD Ramkrishna Dhavalikar said. The decision was taken on Tuesday after a meeting was held with ailing chief minister Manohar Parrikar at his private residence in Taleigao. The new service road will start parallel to the railway line near Cortalim junction and will end at R K Marbles in Thane, Cortalim, officials said. Dhavalikar said, “I will now hold a meeting with TCP minister Vijai Sardesai, Dabolim MLA Mauvin Godinho and Cortalim MLA Alinha Saldana. Only after this discussion, any notification over the diversion will be issued.” Chief secretary Parimal Rai and principal chief engineer of PWD Uttam Parsekar accompanied the PWD minister at the meeting. Diversion of traffic via the new road will allow work on the new Zuari bridge to enter the next phase of construction. The PWD’s target is to open one four-lane section of the new eight-lane cable-stay Zuari bridge and its approach roads by December 2019. The area to be used for the service road is already in possession of the railways authorities, officials said. Earlier, farmers had objected to acquisition of their land on lease basis to construct a service road, rejecting the proposal to restore the fields to its original condition once the bridge opens for use. Dhavalikar carried out two inspections and the shortest diversion route has now been worked out which adds just 2.5 km to the Panaji-Margao route. The original diversion planned via Chicalim would have added almost 22 km.
2019-01-08Megacity Mumbai Records Back-to-Back Home Price Declines in 2018 - BloombergQuint
Megacity Mumbai Records Back-to-Back Home Price Declines in 2018 Jan 08 2019, 8:15 AM Home prices in India’s financial capital Mumbai dropped for a second consecutive year in 2018 with buyers, shopping for discounts, content to remain on the sidelines expecting future declines, according to Knight Frank. A 6.8 percent fall in Mumbai’s residential property prices last year was the worst among eight Indian cities, according to the property consultant. It came after a 5 percent decline in 2017, when values weakened for the first time in a decade. A cash crunch among non-bank lenders in the final months of last year delayed loans and hurt buyer sentiment, according to the report, with sales showing a “significant slowdown since then.”Mumbai’s struggles echo those of cities from London to Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, where investors have been jolted by price drops spurred by government policies and volatile markets. India has seen unprecedented change rattle its property market over the past two years. New rules have forced transparency and accountability among the nation’s notoriously unreliable developers while a surprise cash ban and new sales tax damped sentiment. All this means buyers now have more bargaining power.“If the developer is not willing to reduce prices, most buyers are ready to wait and are in no hurry to close the transaction,” according to the Knight Frank report. “They are expecting the prices to come down in the future, which was not the case until a few years back.” It wasn’t all gloom for Mumbai’s developers as home sales climbed 3 percent last year and launches of projects more than tripled. The city and its outskirts, including Thane and Navi Mumbai, together house about 20 million people. Sales across India’s top eight cities increased 6 percent from a year ago, while project launches jumped 76 percent. Here are a few more highlights from the report:Apart from Mumbai, home prices corrected in Pune and Chennai by 3 percent and Kolkata by 4 percent. Prices rose 7 percent in Hyderabad due to the high availability of ready apartments, and by 2 percent in Bengaluru and the National Capital Region, which includes capital Delhi and Noida. Most developers are concentrating on the affordable and mid–range segment with 60 percent of launches selling at prices below the 5 million rupees ($71,400) mark. Bengaluru saw the highest annual increase in sales at 27 percent. The liquidity crunch among non-bank financial companies in the second half hurt cash-strapped developers with few financing options left. “The liquidity crisis, if not resolved, is likely to keep the noose tight in the Indian real estate sector in 2019, hampering its growth,” Anuj Puri, chairman of Mumbai-based Anarock Property Consultants said separately. “New launches are likely to remain muted.”
2019-01-08Brain-dead bizman’s organs save four lives - Times of India
Brain-dead bizman’s organs save four lives Jan 9, 2019, 04:40 IST MUMBAI: Four patients with end-stage organ failure got a new lease of life when the family of 52-year-old hardware retailer from Kalyan donated his organs after he was declared brain dead on Monday. This was the second cadaveric donation in 2019 so far. Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre officials said the city had registered 48 cadaveric donations in 2018, a drop from 58 donations in 2017. On December 3, the Kalyan man suffered an intracranial bleed and was rushed to the nearby Fortis Hospital. His sons and wife donated his heart, liver and kidneys. The donor’s son said, “Through his social work, my father always helped people. We are proud of him for having continued to serve the community even after his passing. ” The organs were sent for transplant to Fortis Hospital in Mulund (heart), Global Hospital in Parel (liver) and Jupiter Hospital in Thane (both kidneys).
2019-01-08'Best show yet,' Thane Dunn promises of Truro event | Truro News - Truro Daily News
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Get set to be entertained with a brand-new show, featuring country’s golden country oldies performed by the “Rhinestone Cowgirl” when Thane Dunn returns to Truro this month. “We are coming back with something that’s actually called our best show yet,” the New Brunswick-based Elvis tribute performer said. “Anyone that knows me or has been to our show over the years knows that we’re always working to make it better. It’s never the same twice.” Dunn will be appearing at the Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC) auditorium on Jan. 19, accompanied on stage by his wife, Melly Dunn. Billed as the Rhinestone Cowgirl, she will perform beloved country classics by such queens of country music as Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline. “People love Elvis and they always will, and we’ve been really blessed. We always get a great turnout but I think she puts the icing on the cake,” he said. “I’m understanding now that she has the ability to sound almost like anybody. People have given her standing ovations left, right and centre and, basically when she comes out and people hear her singing, jaws drop.” Another addition to this year’s show will be the performance of a number of songs by the 20-piece CEC choir. Some of the songs they will be performing with Dunn include Suspicious Minds, How Great Thou Art and Can’t Help Falling in Love. As for Dunn, his repertoire will entail the normal gamut of Elvis hits of rock and roll, country and gospel but he also plans to introduce tunes he has not covered here before, including the classic love song, Are You Lonesome Tonight. “There’s a lot of songs that we’ve never done there that we are doing for the very first time. If you’ve seen us and you’ve seen us 10 times, you’ve never seen this show,” he said. “And that’s what we’ve tried to do. I want people excited. I want people wondering what’s he doing next.” Concert-goers will also see an improved show from a presentation standpoint, which Dunn said “is much better this year than ever before.” This is the only show Dunn will be presenting in Truro this year but he has performed here many times in the past and credits the local audiences as being some of his most loyal and original fans. “Your audience is one of the reasons that I got fanatical about this and decided to do this for a living,” he said. “The support that I’ve gotten from down your way has been amazing. It’s like the love affair just grows and keeps getting bigger and never stales.” Dunn said his show is family friendly and he has created a three-tiered pricing schedule that makes it easier for everyone to afford, with tickets running at $25, $30 and $45 for VIP seating, which are sold out. Last year, all tickets were priced at $40. 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2019-01-08Ring betting on Oz cricket match busted, notorious bookie held - Times of India
Ring betting on Oz cricket match busted, notorious bookie held Jan 9, 2019, 03:08 IST MUMBAI: A cricket betting syndicate was busted with the arrest of four people, including notorious bookie Bipin Indraprasth, from a rented apartment at Santacruz on Monday. The quartet was accepting bets on an Australian domestic match. Indraprasth has been previously booked in four betting cases. Acting on a tip-off, a police team headed by senior inspector Shriram Koregaokar raided a flat at Aashiana building on Linking Road around 3pm. Indraprasth was watching the live telecast of a match and talking to someone on phone about placing bets. Another accused, Jitendra Jadhav, 38, was on a laptop. A third accused, Narayan Rebari, 24, was accepting calls from punters. Devilal Jat, 40, was assisting them. Jadhav and Jat had been staying in the flat for a few months, said the police. Indraprasth lives in a highrise at Borivli (W). “We seized 17 cellphones, a laptop, a mobile communicator (see pic) , a TV set, incriminating documents and Rs 20,000 in cash,” said zonal DCP Paramjeet Dahiya. The police found old betting records on the laptop. “The laptop had a specialised betting software where a separate account could be opened for every customer. Rates were keyed into it. At the end of the match, the software made calculations taking changed rates into account and came up with the amount payable to the customer,” said a police officer. The communicator had two rows of phones placed inside it — one row was used to accept bets from customers and the other was used to talk to bookies about market conditions. In June last year, the Thane anti-extortion cell had arrested Indraprasth in a betting racket. Officials said Indraprasth played a key role in finances and was linked to a major bookie, Sonu Jalan.
2019-01-08Mumbai: 200 commercial, 125 residential building razed for Thane road widening | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: 200 commercial, 125 residential building razed for Thane road widening January 8, 2019 7:42 am Thane: Going ahead with the scheduled widening of the roads, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) teams demolished 200 commercial structures and 125 residential buildings on Monday. The civic action came as the structures were posing as obstructions when the road widening project was finalised and were issued notices in advance. In fact, the TMC had already shifted Project-Affected People (PAP) from 125 residential buildings to rental properties, integral in such works undertaken by a government agency. TMC commissioner Sanjiv Jaiswal began the operation to brought the obstructive properties down to widen the two road projects under the Development Plan (DP) in the city’s different areas. Sandeep Malvi, the TMC public relations officer, said, “Nearly 200 commercial structures were demolished and 125 residential buildings were bulldozed in Savarakar Nagar and Dnyaneshwar Nagar areas of Wagale Estate, Thane. Though the team faced minor resistance, the operation was carried out smoothly,” said Malvi. The road from Savarkar Nagar to Dnyaneshwar Nagar was 25 metres wide. Now, the width will be 30 metres. Jaiswal said, We are focussed on improving the road connectivity in Thane city, as per the Development Plan. The widening is integral to this work.” By evening, the teams had brought down most structures. There was no resistance from residents since they rehabilitated to rental housing schemes a while ago. The other officials involved in the operation were deputy commissioner (encroachment) Ashok Burpalle, municipal engineer Rajan Khandpekar, suburban engineer Arjun Ahire, assistant commissioner Maruti Gaikwad.
2019-01-08Mumbai: 200 commercial, 125 residential building razed for Thane road widening - Yahoo India News
Mumbai: 200 commercial, 125 residential building razed for Thane road widening Thane: Going ahead with the scheduled widening of the roads, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) teams demolished 200 commercial structures and 125 residential buildings on Monday. The civic action came as the structures were posing as obstructions when the road widening project was finalised and were issued notices in advance. In fact, the TMC had already shifted Project-Affected People (PAP) from 125 residential buildings to rental properties, integral in such works undertaken by a government agency. TMC commissioner Sanjiv Jaiswal began the operation to brought the obstructive properties down to widen the two road projects under the Development Plan (DP) in the city’s different areas. Sandeep Malvi, the TMC public relations officer, said, “Nearly 200 commercial structures were demolished and 125 residential buildings were bulldozed in Savarakar Nagar and Dnyaneshwar Nagar areas of Wagale Estate, Thane. Though the team faced minor resistance, the operation was carried out smoothly,” said Malvi. The road from Savarkar Nagar to Dnyaneshwar Nagar was 25 metres wide. Now, the width will be 30 metres. Jaiswal said, We are focussed on improving the road connectivity in Thane city, as per the Development Plan. The widening is integral to this work.” By evening, the teams had brought down most structures. There was no resistance from residents since they rehabilitated to rental housing schemes a while ago. The other officials involved in the operation were deputy commissioner (encroachment) Ashok Burpalle, municipal engineer Rajan Khandpekar, suburban engineer Arjun Ahire, assistant commissioner Maruti Gaikwad.
2019-01-08Happy-go-lucky Thane boy tops CAT 2018 - Times of India
Happy-go-lucky Thane boy tops CAT 2018 CAT exam is all about application and aptitude, says Rounak Majumdar, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who scored 100 percentile in CAT 2018 exam Jan 8, 2019, 10:20 IST CAT exam is all about application and aptitude, says Rounak Majumdar, an IIT Kanpur alumnus who scored 100 percentile in CAT 2018 exam IIT Kanpur alumnus Rounak Majumdar, a resident of Thane district in Mumbai, has topped the Common Aptitude Test (CAT) 2018 with a score of perfect 100 percentile. Majumdar pursued a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur, but it was during his second year at the institute when he enrolled in elective courses in Business that he thought of taking up Business Administration academically. The 22-year-old CAT topper gives credit to his internship at one of the Big Four consulting firms, where he enhanced the basic knowledge of finance, while working in the risk management division. Later, he went on to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level-I exam to further hone his accounting skills. "To ace the CAT exam, one needs strong application of knowledge and managerial skills like time management and decision making. As I was confident about my basics, I did not enrol in any coaching and solved test series of mock question papers to be on track with time management," Rounak tells Education Times. Managerial skills, says Rounak, are a must in the current scenario of emerging industries as engineering and business management go hand in hand. "Most of the students get drained out while preparing for the exam and forget to have a leisure time to relax. Being a passionate reader, I intertwined my hobby and studies that kept me rejuvenated. I read atleast two books a month as a preparation strategy for verbal ability and reading comprehension section of the exam," adds Rounak. A self-confessed jolly person, he believes in maintaining a balance between academics and hobbies. Majumdar currently works with an American multinational financial company in Gurugram and hopes to join any of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as he has no preferred choice.
2019-01-08Sambar fawn killed for meat inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Thane forest officials | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Sambar fawn killed for meat inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Thane forest officials 8th January, 2019 This has been conveyed by the Thane territorial officials to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) officials as the area falls within their jurisdiction. The forest department had arrested five people on January 4 all of whom had confessed to setting up snares in and around the Filmcity. As per sources inside the forest department, one of the accused during interrogation has told the forest department that in 2016-2017 he was involved in killing a Sambar fawn — a protected species for meat. The forest department that got two more days of the accused's custody on Monday, is continuing with the interrogation to get more details that would help them bust such poaching rackets in forest areas. Even as the Thane territorial forest department arrested one more person in connection with the Filmcity-Sambar and Leopard poaching case, a shocking revelation by one of the accused has sent tizzy amongst forest staff and wildlife activists.
2019-01-08Social Kinnect designs interactive 4-part video micro-series for Lodha Group - Exchange4Media
Social Kinnect designs interactive 4-part video micro-series for Lodha Group The very first interactive digital campaign in the real estate space, #AWonderfulWorld allows users to engage with the actual content of the videos Striking the right chord with audiences is a constant battle that brands have to fight. To help Lodha Group forge a connection with its consumers, Social Kinnect, one of the leading independent digital marketing agencies in the country, conceptualised and designed an interactive campaign called #AWonderfulWorld. This campaign let people virtually experience #AWonderfulWorld at Upper Thane through a 4-part interactive micro-series. The micro – series showcased luxurious offerings at Lodha Group’s property, Upper Thane, and created an interactive experience for the audience in the social sphere. The very first interactive digital campaign in the real estate space, #AWonderfulWorld allows users to engage with the actual content of the videos. This micro-series, in all its four parts, depicts residents of Lodha Upper Thane living a colourful, joyous and happy family life. What sets #AWonderfulWorld apart from a regular video campaign, however, is the fact that it engages the viewers by allowing them to choose how the story unfolds. This degree of personalisation in the content allows each member of the family to choose an experience tailored to their preferences. A simple question like, “Where would you like to have your morning tea?” allows every viewer to discover a different amenity in Lodha Upper Thane-based on their answer. This video series ultimately gives viewers a first-hand, customised look into what living at Lodha Upper Thane is truly like. Commenting on the campaign, Chandni Shah, COO, Social Kinnect said, “At Social Kinnect, we strive to lead the way for the firsts in the digital space. We are delighted that for Lodha, we were able to bring out the first ever interactive campaign in real estate digital space. The campaign is not only unique in its concept but also forms an instant connect with the viewers by empowering them to choose how they want to interact with the video content. Working on campaigns like #AWonderfulWorld motivates us to think outside the box and build path breaking campaigns for our clients.” Speaking about the campaign, Viral Oza, CMO, Lodha Group said, "At Lodha, it has always been our endeavour to build enriching lifestyles through our products and services. In keeping with that endeavour, Upper Thane brings to Thane, a world-class lifestyle with everything one could dream of. This interactive micro-series in an engaging format helps us bring alive this wonderful life at Upper Thane to the customer."; Campaign video:
2019-01-08Mutual fund investing fraud: 12 arrested in Thane for duping man by promising good monetary returns - Times Now
Mutual fund investing fraud: 12 arrested in Thane for duping man by promising good monetary returns Updated Jan 08, 2019 | 13:20 IST Thane: Twelve people were booked by the Thane police in Maharashtra for allegedly duping a man of Rs 55.27 lakh by promising good returns on investments in mutual funds and other schemes, police said. The main accused, Suryakant Tripati, got in touch with the victim and claimed had good influence in the insurance regulatory body and that he could get him good returns through investments in various schemes, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. Getting lured by the offer, the victim invested around Rs 55.27 lakh in several schemes through various financial advisers (agents) introduced to him by the accused between March 2015 and December 2017, she said. However, when the man did not get any return as promised, he realised that he was cheated and approached the Thane police on Sunday, she said. Based on his complaint, the police registered offences against Tripathi and 11 financial advisers under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 120B (criminal conspiracy), and other sections pertaining to forgery, Narkar said. No arrest has been made so far, she said, adding that a probe was underway.
2019-01-08Key Witness In Mumbai Kidney Racket Case Commits Suicide: Police - NDTV News
Key Witness In Mumbai Kidney Racket Case Commits Suicide: Police Sundarsingh Balvantsingh was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his home in Diva town of Thane district Updated: January 09, 2019 02:53 IST THANE: A 27-year-old man, who was a key witness in the kidney racket busted at a private hospital in Mumbai over two years ago, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his home near Thane, police said on Tuesday. Sundarsingh Balvantsingh was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his home in Diva town of Thane district, they said. Senior police officer Sukhada Narkar said Balvantsingh's body was found Tuesday evening. It was highly decomposed, and the time of death could not be immediately verified. He was a key witness in the kidney racket that was unearthed at Hiranandani Hospital at Powai in suburban Mumbai in July 2016, police said. He has been living in the locality since the last 18 months, the police said. Neighbours noticed a foul smell coming from his home and alerted the police. According to the police, Balvantsingh and his wife often fought over domestic issues and the last fight between them took place on January 1. On January 3, his wife left home and went to her native place, they said. Balvantsingh used to sell 'pav bhaji' to earn his living, the police added. Balvantsingh's body was sent for a post-mortem and a case of accidental death registered, the police added.
2019-01-08Social Kinnect designs interactive four-part video micro-series for Lodha - Best Media Info
Social Kinnect designs interactive four-part video micro-series for Lodha Apart from a regular video, the campaign #AWonderfulWorld engages viewers by allowing them to choose how the story unfolds Delhi, January 08, 2019 To help real estate major Lodha Group forge a connection with its consumers, Social Kinnect, the independent digital marketing agency, conceptualised and designed an interactive campaign called #AWonderfulWorld. This campaign lets people virtually experience #AWonderfulWorld at Upper Thane through a four-part interactive micro-series. The series showcased luxurious offerings at Lodha Group’s property, Upper Thane, and created an interactive experience for the audience. The interactive digital campaign allows users to engage with the actual content of the videos. This micro-series, in all its four parts, depicts residents of Lodha Upper Thane living a joyous and happy family life. What sets #AWonderfulWorld apart from a regular video campaign, however, is the fact that it engages the viewers by allowing them to choose how the story unfolds. This degree of personalisation in the content allows each member of the family to choose an experience tailored to their preferences. A simple question like, “Where would you like to have your morning tea?” allows every viewer to discover a different amenity in Lodha Upper Thane based on their answer. This video series ultimately gives viewers a first-hand, customised look into what living at Lodha Upper Thane is truly like. Chandni Shah, COO, Social Kinnect, said, “At Social Kinnect, we strive to lead the way for the firsts in the digital space. We are delighted that for Lodha, we were able to bring out the first ever interactive campaign in the real estate digital space. The campaign is not only unique in its concept but also forms an instant connect with the viewers by empowering them to choose how they want to interact with the video content. Working on campaigns like #AWonderfulWorld motivates us to think outside the box and build path-breaking campaigns for our clients.” Viral Oza, CMO, Lodha Group, said, "At Lodha, it has always been our endeavour to build enriching lifestyles through our products and services. In keeping with that endeavour, Upper Thane brings to Thane, a world-class lifestyle with everything one could dream of. This interactive micro-series in an engaging format helps us bring alive this wonderful life at Upper Thane to the customer."
2019-01-08Sambar fawn killed for meat inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Thane forest officials - Daily News & Analysis
Sambar fawn killed for meat inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Thane forest officials Updated: Jan 8, 2019, 06:30 AM IST Even as the Thane territorial forest department arrested one more person in connection with the Filmcity-Sambar and Leopard poaching case, a shocking revelation by one of the accused has sent tizzy amongst forest staff and wildlife activists. The forest department had arrested five people on January 4 all of whom had confessed to setting up snares in and around the Filmcity. As per sources inside the forest department, one of the accused during interrogation has told the forest department that in 2016-2017 he was involved in killing a Sambar fawn, a protected species for meat. What makes this admission shocking and worrying is the fact that this crime was committed near Tulsi range, inside the protected area of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) making it evident that even protected areas are hotbeds for poaching. The accused has admitted that he along with four others had ventured near Tulsi lake where they managed to catch a fawn and even kill it with a knife after which its meat was cooked and consumed by all four, informed the source adding that the accused was even taken to the spot where he pointed out the site where the fawn was caught and killed. This has been conveyed by the Thane territorial officials to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) officials as the area falls within their jurisdiction. The accused also affirmed that they regularly went fishing at the Tulsi lake. The forest department that got two more days of the accused's custody on Monday, is continuing with the interrogation to get more details that would help them bust such poaching rackets in forest areas.
2019-01-08Bogus doctor arrested in Thane - Business Standard
Bogus doctor arrested in Thane Last Updated at January 8, 2019 10:50 IST A man was arrested from Ulhasnagar township in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly practising as a doctor without the mandatory registration with the medical council and causing the death of a patient, police said Tuesday. Pravesh Sharma, 49, had treated a 17-year-old girl at his private clinic in Ulhasnagar in August 2017 after she suffered from stomachache, police sub-inspector Yogesh Gaikar said. Her condition worsened and she was taken to another hospital, he said, adding that the girl later died. A postmortem was carried out at the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital and the police had then registered a case of accidental death, he said. The viscera preserved by doctors was later sent for examination to a forensic laboratory, which in-turn approached the Maharashtra Council of Indian Medicine (MCIM) to verify details of doctors who treated the girl. The MCIM last week submitted a report to the Thane police, stating that Sharma was practising without registration with it and recommended that action be taken against him, Gaikar said. Based on the report, the police arrested Sharma on Monday and booked him under Indian Penal Code sections 419 and 420 (cheating) and provisions of the Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, he added.
2019-01-08BEST strike in Mumbai live updates: School students, office goers hit hard due to strike - Times of India
BEST strike in Mumbai live updates: School students, office goers hit hard due to strike Jan 08, 2019, 20:50:01 IST BEST buses are off the road from early Tuesday morning following an indefinite strike call given by the workers’ union. The stir is aimed at pushing for demands such as payment of gratuity and disbursal of bonus to staff. The strike is expected to badly hit the city’s over 25 lakh commuters, including officegoers and students. Stay with TOI for all the live updates:20:50 (IST), Jan 08 Shiv Sena Union has withdrawn its support to the bus strike. It’s members are likely to operate 500 buses on Wednesday. State transport minister Diwakar Raote refused to comment on the BEST strike issue.“The BEST Undertaking is being governed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the civic body (BMC) comes under state urban development department (headed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis). It is up to them to take a call," Raote said.
2019-01-08Harbour Line train halted for 30 minutes after fire near tracks - Times of India
Harbour Line train halted for 30 minutes after fire near tracks Updated: Jan 8, 2019, 16:28 IST NAVI MUMBAI: A Thane-bound Harbour Line train halted before Khandeshwar railway station for nearly 30 minutes in the afternoon after some miscreants set dry grass and mangrove shrubs on fire next to the rail tracks. The incident happened at 3.07 pm on Tuesday. A fire engine rushed to the spot to put the flames and thick smoke out. Environmentalists said that such rampant fire in wetland and dry grass is further polluting winter air. Several commuters waiting for the train to arrive on the platform at Khandeshwar were seen covering their faces with handkerchiefs to avoid inhaling smoke. "Such brazen burning of dry grass and mangroves is happening at many places in the city and also atop hills at Kharghar, Panvel Kalyan etc. It is a shame how our precious biodiversity is being destroyed due to such illegal acts," said a local activist.
2019-01-08Megacity Mumbai Records Back-to-Back Home Price Declines in 2018 - Bloomberg
Megacity Mumbai Records Back-to-Back Home Price Declines in 2018 January 8, 2019, 1:45 PM GMT+5:30 Home prices in India’s financial capital Mumbai dropped for a second consecutive year in 2018 with buyers, shopping for discounts, content to remain on the sidelines expecting future declines, according to Knight Frank. A 6.8 percent fall in Mumbai’s residential property prices last year was the worst among eight Indian cities, according to the property consultant. It came after a 5 percent decline in 2017, when values weakened for the first time in a decade. A cash crunch among non-bank lenders in the final months of last year delayed loans and hurt buyer sentiment, according to the report, with sales showing a “significant slowdown since then.” Mumbai’s struggles echo those of cities from London to Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, where investors have been jolted by price drops spurred by government policies and volatile markets. India has seen unprecedented change rattle its property market over the past two years. New rules have forced transparency and accountability among the nation’s notoriously unreliable developers while a surprise cash ban and new sales tax damped sentiment. All this means buyers now have more bargaining power.
2019-01-08MCPS ready to proceed with Homevale property sale - KPAX-TV
MCPS ready to proceed with Homevale property sale Dennis Bragg 8:25 am January 8, 2019 MISSOULA – Missoula County Public Schools leaders are ready to move forward on the proposed sale of a piece of unused school land near Sentinel High School which could net the district more than $800,000. MCPS leaders have been looking at selling the “Homevale” property for several months now. MCPS considers sale of South Avenue properties The triangular piece of land lies along South Avenue not far from Sentinel High School and across the street from the district’s offices. Staff says it’s only been used for storage in recent years. As part of the district’s efforts to divest itself of properties that aren’t needed for future school developments, the school board approved a request for proposals to sell, or lease the property last fall. Tuesday night, the school board will consider approval of an offer to sell them to a local group for $850,000. Some of those partners have been involved in BlueLine Development, a real estate development company known for creating affordable housing projects. The MCPS board is also scheduled to further discuss the idea of hiring a firm to help search for a replacement for out-going Superintendent Mark Thane, who announced his retirement last fall. 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2019-01-08Next Metro stop could be Mumbra and Kalwa - Times of India
Next Metro stop could be Mumbra and Kalwa Jan 9, 2019, 02:55 IST THANE: After criss-crossing the Metropolis, Metro seems to be making its way into the hinterlands with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) considering an independent route to connect Kalwa and Mumbra with Thane and Mumbai. TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal recently announced the plan and said that the two suburbs could get the much-required connect during phase-2 of Thane’s internal Metro project. “We have done an initial survey for the city and suburbs and it revealed that there is a good ridership potential for Metro routes in Kalwa and Mumbra. So, we have proposed to develop a route, but only in phase-2 of the internal Metro project. We have proposed to embark on a detailed project report and will seek the approval of the general body this month,” Jaiswal told TOI on Tuesday. A proposal is likely to be drafted and tabled for approval soon, said a source. The two suburbs—Kalwa and Mumbai—have a combined population of nearly 8 lakh and it is likely to increase over the next few years, necessitating improved transport facilities, said an official. According to the initial plans, the Metro link could either be a ring route to ensure maximum ridership or unidirectional, depending on the feasibility study. The ring route could connect Kalwa, Kharegaon, Mumbra, Kausa, Shil and Airoli, said an official, adding that the design depends on feedback from residents and experts. “The execution of KalwaMumbra Metro, if approved, could be through a special purpose vehicle between TMC, state and the Maha-Metro corporation,” said another official. Experts said there was an urgent need for an alternative mode of transport in these suburbs as locals here rely only on the railways to travel out. “If approved, the Metro could have stations at a distance of a kilometre each and would help reduce traffic congestion here. The stations could also be connected with personal rapid transport system that has already been okayed by the general body,” said an expert. Another source, meanwhile, claimed that officials had a bigger plan in mind—to integrate the various transportation modes being planned in the northern extended suburbs of Mumbai. “We plan to link the KalwaMumbra route with other routes like Taloja-Kalyan, Mumbai-Kasarvadavli, the bullet train and the network of road projects being planned in the suburbs. The idea is to meet the future transport demands of the suburbs,” said an official, requesting anonymity. The TMC has already fasttracked the work on the internal Metro project and hopes to get it started along with Metro IV.—Wadala to Kasarvadavali A meeting to secure permissions from the state and central agencies to start work is likely to be held soon. “We have started discussions to work out the financial model for the internal Metro project. A series of meetings have been scheduled over the next few weeks, where all requirements including securing permissions and decisions on execution will be worked out,” said an official who will be present at the meetings. Activists have welcomed the proposal but are wary about the announcement being just a political gimmick in an election year. “We have been demanding an alternative to railways for years. We have suggested a parallel Metro route to link popular hotspots like Retibundr with Thane and Navi Mumbai along with access to state highways,” said Siddhesh Desai of the Kalwa Parsik Pravasi Sanghatana.
2019-01-07Thane Municipal Corporation to host its second cycle summit in February | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane Municipal Corporation to host its second cycle summit in February 7th January, 2019 Spurred by the success of the first cycle summit organised, in Dombivli last January, by Dombivli Cycle Club, National Youth Organisation and Krida Bharti, a second cycle summit will be held in Thane on February 3. In what could be good news for cycling enthusiasts in the city, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), along with Dombivli Cycle Club and various NGOs and organisations, will host a cycling summit next month. The TMC, Thane police Commissionerate, the Ministry of Sports, NGOs like Swatva, Paryavarn Shala and iCan have also partnered with the organisers. "The aim of the summit is to encourage cycling as a viable means of transport, address wealth and health disparities that exist in our communities. A leopard named 'Bibbya' is the mascot for the summit which will be held at Dr Kashinath Ghanekar auditorium at Hiranandani Meadows, Thane west.
2019-01-07Social Kinnect designs interactive 4-part video micro-series for Lodha Group - Pitch
SOCIAL KINNECT DESIGNS INTERACTIVE 4-PART VIDEO MICRO-SERIES FOR LODHA GROUP January 7, 2019 Striking the right chord with audiences is a constant battle that brands have to fight. To help Lodha Group forge a connection with its consumers, Social Kinnect, one of the leading independent digital marketing agencies in the country, conceptualised and designed an interactive campaign called #AWonderfulWorld. This campaign let people virtually experience #AWonderfulWorld at Upper Thane through a 4-part interactive micro-series. The micro – series showcased luxurious offerings at Lodha Group’s property, Upper Thane, and created an interactive experience for the audience in the social sphere. The very first interactive digital campaign in the real estate space, #AWonderfulWorld allows users to engage with the actual content of the videos. This micro-series, in all its four parts, depicts residents of Lodha Upper Thane living a colourful, joyous and happy family life. What sets #AWonderfulWorld apart from a regular video campaign, however, is the fact that it engages the viewers by allowing them to choose how the story unfolds. This degree of personalisation in the content allows each member of the family to choose an experience tailored to their preferences. A simple question like, “Where would you like to have your morning tea?” allows every viewer to discover a different amenity in Lodha Upper Thane-based on their answer. This video series ultimately gives viewers a first-hand, customised look into what living at Lodha Upper Thane is truly like. Commenting on the campaign, Chandni Shah, COO, Social Kinnect said, “At Social Kinnect, we strive to lead the way for the firsts in the digital space. We are delighted that for Lodha, we were able to bring out the first ever interactive campaign in real estate digital space. The campaign is not only unique in its concept but also forms an instant connect with the viewers by empowering them to choose how they want to interact with the video content. Working on campaigns like #AWonderfulWorld motivates us to think outside the box and build path breaking campaigns for our clients.” Speaking about the campaign, Viral Oza, CMO, Lodha Group said, “At Lodha, it has always been our endeavour to build enriching lifestyles through our products and services. In keeping with that endeavour, Upper Thane brings to Thane, a world-class lifestyle with everything one could dream of. This interactive micro-series in an engaging format helps us bring alive this wonderful life at Upper Thane to the customer.”
2019-01-07Forest dept finds 28 snares inside Film City, 6 arrested - The Asian Age
Forest dept finds 28 snares inside Film City, 6 arrested Updated: Jan 8, 2019, 4:59 am IST Following inspection by the forest department, 28 snares were found inside the film city premises. The accused, identified as Ganpat Dalvi, Rahul Habale, Dashrath Habale, Anil Bhoye, Mohan Bhoye and Sandesh Bhovre have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Mumbai: The Thane forest department arrested one more person in the case of metal snares used for wildlife was found inside the Film City area last week. After the incident, five persons were arrested for the same. On Monday, the accused were produced before the Borivali metropolitan magistrate court. The accused, identified as Ganpat Dalvi, Rahul Habale, Dashrath Habale, Anil Bhoye, Mohan Bhoye and Sandesh Bhovre have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. “The accused have confessed about planting the snares. Although they did not clearly reveal the reasons behind it, but we suspect that they have been involved in wildlife trade,” said Jitendra Ramgaonkar, deputy conservator of forest, Thane. The Asian Age had reported earlier this week that the decomposed carcasses of a three-year-old leopard and an adult Sambar were found in the Film City studio premises. While eleven of the leopard’s claws were missing, the sambar’s head was nowhere to be seen. Following inspection by the forest department, 28 snares were found inside the film city premises. Meanwhile an NGO Plant and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) has written to the state forest department seeking an enquiry against the Film City management. “Even when these animals were trapped, it is suspected that the leopard must have not died on the same day. How the management of the Film City was unaware of this?” said Nalini Subramanian, vice-president of PAWS. In the wake of the incident, the forest department is also making efforts to strengthen patrolling in the area, after suspicion of probable poaching attempts at the site. Along with the security force of the Film City, the department is making a permanent patrolling schedule.
2019-01-07Delhi Police Arrest the Fourth Accused in a 500-crore Rupee Crypto Scam - Blokt
Delhi Police Arrest the Fourth Accused in a 500-crore Rupee Crypto Scam January 7, 2019 Last year, the Thane Police busted a 500-crore rupee (approx. $717,950) cryptocurrency scam in Mumbai. Recently, the Delhi Police also arrested the fourth accused in the case, as per reports in the local news outlet The Indian Express. The accused reportedly launched a cryptocurrency and inflated its cost to shore up investments. The coin was never listed on any crypto exchange, and when prices fell, investors could not redeem their coins. Police Act to Enforce the Law The Delhi Police received a complaint from a Kanpur resident after which the cyber cell arrested a collection agent known as Rohit Kumar on Tuesday. Mr. Kumar is the fourth person to be arrested in this case where investors lost close to $717,950. The main accused of the case is Amit Lakhanpal, a 32-year-old man who worked as the chief executive of a real estate company. The man launched his own digital currency called Money Trade Coin (MTC). However, the currency was not listed on any cryptocurrency exchange. He had set up shop in Vikram Nagar area of Delhi where he promised high returns on the currency and collected money from investors. He inflated the cost of the currency artificially to shore up investments. Amit Lakhanpal May Have Fled to London. The main accused is still on the run, and the police believe that he may be in London, after fleeing from Dubai. His chief accountant was arrested by the police earlier. Lakhanpal hosted several glamorous events in Dubai, reportedly attended by some members of the royal family as well. He also had an article published in a reputed international business magazine claiming to be the partner of one of the royals. He posed as a member of the Ministry of Finance and claimed that the ministry would start accepting the coins soon as well as claiming that MTC has offices in the UK, Italy, Malaysia, and Singapore.
2019-01-07Bullet train to cost 131 hectares of forests - The Asian Age
Bullet train to cost 131 hectares of forests Published: Jan 8, 2019, 5:12 am IST Palghar will lose largest chunk of forests at 34.19 ha, followed by Dahanu at 29.05 hectares. Officials from National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) have stated that the bullet train project will also have an underground corridor in coastal regulation zone (CRZ) areas. Mumbai: More than 200 football fields equivalent forest land will be lost for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, since as many as 131.3 hectares of forest chunk is slated to be used for the ambitious project. A major part of the land is from Thane, Bhiwandi and Palghar district areas that also include mangrove areas. The information was provided in the Lok Sabha Assembly session, where it was also stated that no environment clearance is required as it is a railway project. While the Thane district will lose around 16.1 hectares of protected, reserved and private forest lands, around 12.3 hectares of mangrove area in the district will be used for the construction of the project. Thus, it would sum up to 28.4 hectares of the forest area in total. Bhiwandi is slated to lose 10.3 hectares of mangrove area, while 1.4 hectare of mangrove forest will be razed in Vasai. Among the affected districts, Palghar loses the largest chunk of forest area at 34.19 hectares, followed by Dahanu at 29.05 hectares. However, the state environment department has stated that the high speed rail authority has to plant at least five times the affected mangroves. “The Maharashtra Coastal Zo-ne Management Authority has told the authority to plant around seven lakh mangroves as compensatory afforestation. However, the sites are yet not finalised,” said an official from the state en-vironment department. Officials from National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) have stated that the bullet train project will also have an underground corridor in coastal regulation zone (CRZ) areas. Meanwhile, environmentalists have raised concerns over loss of eco-sensitive areas for the project. “The project should not happen at the cost of several mangroves and huge forest land. The moved would become acceptable if the authority takes steps to mitigate the impact of the project on the environment, like going underground in the CRZ areas,” said Stalin Dayanand, project director of NGO Vanashakti.
2019-01-07Process underway to fill additional bench for upcoming Missoula District Court Judge - The Missoulian
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2019-01-07Eknath Shinde asks Thane collector to probe irregularities - Free Press Journal
Eknath Shinde asks Thane collector to probe irregularities January 7, 2019 7:33 am Thane: Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde has asked the district collector to inquire into the allegations of irregularities in the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg project. At the district planning committee meeting here on Saturday, BJP MLA from Murbad (Thane) Kisan Kathore alleged that some revenue officials were involved in irregularities in the acquisition of land in the district and payment of compensation to farmers and villagers affected by the project. Taking a serious note of the charges, Shinde asked Collector Rajesh Narvekar to conduct a probe into it. The Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway,also known as the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg,is a planned 701 km-long, eight-lane expressway that will run through 10 districts in the state. It is expected to cut travel time between the two cities to eight hours from the current 15 hours. It is estimated to cost Rs 46,000 cr and will pass through Nagpur, Buldhana, Amravati, Wardha, Washim, Thane, Aurangabad, Akola and Nashik districts. The project is facing opposition from farmers in some pockets along its 700-km route, especially in Nashik district. Meanwhile, Shinde also approved a Rs 20 crore annual plan for the Thane district for 2019-20. He directed the district officials to utilise the funds to complete the pending works well before the Lok Sabha polls due later this year.
2019-01-07Mumbai Thane Forest Dept nabs one more accused in sambar leopard poaching case - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Thane Forest Dept Nabs One More Accused In Sambar, Leopard Poaching Case Jan 07, 2019, 07:10 IST "The accused also took us to the locations where they had set some snares and we have recovered bones and antlers from one such location," said a source from the Forest Department on the condition of anonymity The Thane Forest Department (Territorial) on Saturday night detained one more person in connection with the poaching case of a sambar deer and leopard, carcasses of which were found last week, trapped in wire snares set at the Film City. Over the weekend, the five accused were taken to locations they had revealed during interrogation and some important evidence including bones of wild animals were recovered by the department. It was during this exercise that the name of the person came up. According to sources, the accused were taken to various spots in the Film City where they had allegedly killed the animals. A Forest Department official said, "A few names came up during interrogation based on which one person was picked up." "The accused also took us to the locations where they had set some snares and we have recovered bones and antlers from one such location," said a source from the Forest Department on the condition of anonymity. The accused also confessed to having killed a barking deer at one spot, photos of which were found in one of their phones. A person was also named for allegedly selling sambar and spotted deer meat. "We are exploring the meat trade bit and will get more names as interrogation progresses. One of the accused was wearing a gold chain with a pendant that had a nail resembling that of a big cat. We have seized it and will send it for forensic examination," the source added.
2019-01-07Thane Municipal Corporation to host its second cycle summit in February - Daily News & Analysis
Thane Municipal Corporation to host its second cycle summit in February Updated: Jan 7, 2019, 06:35 AM IST In what could be good news for cycling enthusiasts in the city, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), along with Dombivli Cycle Club and various NGOs and organisations, will host a cycling summit next month. Spurred by the success of the first cycle summit organised, in Dombivli last January, by Dombivli Cycle Club, National Youth Organisation and Krida Bharti, a second cycle summit will be held in Thane on February 3. The TMC, Thane police Commissionerate, the Ministry of Sports, NGOs like Swatva, Paryavarn Shala and iCan have also partnered with the organisers. The summit will see cycling enthusiasts, medical experts, industrialists and experts share their knowledge about cycling. The aim of the summit is to encourage cycling as a viable means of transport, address wealth and health disparities that exist in our communities. And also to empower youth to take control of their transportation, health and foster a sense of community among them, says a TMC official. The motive behind the summit is to create awareness about the physical, mental and emotional benefits of cycling, reduce carbon footprint and improve environmental health, sustainability, encourage people to solve social issues through cycling and cycling as a fun mode of transport. A leopard named is the mascot for the summit which will be held at Dr Kashinath Ghanekar auditorium at Hiranandani Meadows, Thane west. Various events like essay competition, movie making competition, rangoli, visual arts on the theme of cycling will also be held during this summit. Moreover, there will be a cycle rally with 2,000 cyclists from Shivaji Maidan, Jambhalinaka to the venue of the summit covering a distance of 10km. To encourage the habit of cycling among Thanekars, the TMC has started six cycle stands in the city, in February last year, with 13 cycles each. These are at - Majiwada, Viviana Mall, Korum mall, Singhania, Vartak Nagar and Tata Serein. Cycling Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Thane Police Kashinath Ghanekar Hiranandani Meadows Medical experts cycle summit Dombivli Cycle Club cycling summit National Youth Organisation Bibya Bibbya
2019-01-07TMC to fast track pod car project, study feasibility report - Times of India
TMC to fast track pod car project, study feasibility report Jan 8, 2019, 04:43 IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is likely to fast track implementation of the Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS) or pod cars project in city and is likely to study the economic viability of the same soon. The development comes following a presentation of the project by commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal before Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray and Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde on Monday about the project. Officials from the corporation said that Thackeray was impressed by the project and has suggested the administration fast track the process for implementing it. “The Sena leader has suggested the corporation analyse the economic viability of the project and present a proposal before the general body next month,” said the official. As per the initial concept, each of these cabs or pod cars will accommodate 4-6 passengers and will run point to point at a speed of 40 kmph. The project will be executed in multiple phases and the first phase will entail connecting the internal city and metro IV stations within Thane. The first phase of the route will be 34 kms while the entire network spanning 100 kms in total. Officials said these air-cooled pod cars could possibly be self-propelled and run on designated single tracks either at grade or on an elevated level. The project is expected to cost around Rs 2,500 cr.
2019-01-07Bike-borne men rob Thane woman of cash and valuables - Times of India
Bike-borne men rob Thane woman of cash and valuables Updated: Jan 8, 2019, 08:47 IST The duo targeted the 36-year-old woman in a lane off NIBM Road. PUNE: Two men riding a motorcycle snatched a woman’s her purse containing two gold rings, a smartphone and some cash, together worth Rs 35,000. The incident happened outside the gate of Nivedita Garden Terrace, near Anandpur Charitable Trust, off Salunkhe Vihar-NIBM Link Road, around 6.45 pm on Saturday. Nazia Shafique Noori (36), a resident of Thane, has registered an FIR against the robbers at the Kondhwa police station on Sunday. Nazia was visiting her brother in Pune. She had come out for an evening walk, on Saturday, when the incident occurred. “Two men on a two-wheeler rode from behind her. The pillion rider snatched her purse as the duo sped away. The woman raised an alarm, but everything happened so quickly that she could not give a description of the robbers,” sub-inspector Santosh Shinde said. “A few passers-by witnessed the incident, but they too failed to notice any details. Nazia registered an FIR under sections 392 (robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code,” Shinde said. “The duo appeared to have snatched Nazia’s purse at random. There is no evidence to suggest this was planned. We are working on clues and hope to arrest the robbers soon,” he added. “We are checking the CCTV cameras installed on the building and business establishments around to trace the robbers’ escape route. We hope to establish their identity and note down their vehicle’s registration number,” senior inspector Anil Patil said. Police said the robbers neither wore helmets nor a mask to conceal their identity. One witness told police that the robbers rode an off-white bike and that the pillion rider wore a white shirt. The robbers are believed to be between 20 and 25 years old.
2019-01-07Office-goers may be badly hit as BEST bus strike begins - Times of India
Office-goers may be badly hit as BEST bus strike begins Jan 7, 2019, 23:37 IST Mumbai: BEST buses are likely to go off roads in the city from early Tuesday morning following a strike call by the workers’ union, badly hitting more than 25 lakh commuters, including office-goers, students and senior citizens. Buses have been fitted with safety meshes. General manager Surendrakumar Bagde, who invoked the stringent MESMA (Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act), told TOI the industrial court had also “restrained” unions from going on strike. “It is an illegal strike, workers have been urged not to join it. We will wait and watch,” he said. Unions claimed on Monday that the strike will be “total” but Bagde indicated that buses are likely to run. BEST has sought state government assistance to run special buses, operated by MSRTC, in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai if drivers/conductors don’t report for work. Buses are likely to run on limited routes, sources said. The last strike, on August 7, 2017, ended when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray intervened. Several commuters have decided to walk 2-3km to railway stations on feeder routes, while others may take share autos/taxis. Citizens will also take to Ola and Uber for longer routes, sources said. A transport expert said, “Refusals by auto/taxi drivers are likely, and aggregator cabs may resort to surge pricing during peak hours. This could frustrate daily commuters.” Trains are also likely to be overcrowded. Some residents from the island city who travel by bus regularly told TOI they will use two-wheelers, shared cabs or private car pools. A BEST commuters’ survey few years back showed nearly 60% of passengers travelled short distances of 2-4km, from home to station and from station to workplace. Such passengers may be the worst hit. “It is not a complete bandh of road transport. Other modes of transport, such as Kaali Peelis, autos, Ola, Uber and Meru will ply,” said a transport commissioner’s office official. Suhas Samant of the Shiv Sena union said, “We are not directly involved in the strike, but we will support unions that have called for it.” Those going for Mumbai University and JEE Main exams scheduled for Tuesday should leave early to avoid crowds at auto/taxi stands in absence of BEST buses. HOW WILL STIR HIT MUMBAI? * More than 25 lakh commuters travel by BEST in the city daily * BEST buses are mainly used by office-goers on feeder routes outside railway stations * Students are likely to be hit badly * Nearly 40,000 workers expected to go on strike * It will affect services on nearly 410 routes across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Thane THE RIPPLE EFFECT * The bus strike will affect other modes of transport, and there could be refusals by autos/taxis, and due to heavy demand for aggregator cabs, there could be surge pricing by Ola and Uber SOME OF THE WORKERS’ DEMANDS * Merger of BEST & BMC budgets * Disbursal of bonus to all staff * Payment of gratuity * Pay revision for staffers and issues involving recruitment
2019-01-07Social Kinnect designs interactive campaign #AWonderfulWorld for Lodha Group - Indiantelevision.com
Social Kinnect designs interactive campaign #AWonderfulWorld for Lodha Group The campaign is a personalised 4-part interactive micro-series 07 Jan, 2019 - 07:15 PM IST MUMBAI: Social Kinnect has conceptualised and designed an interactive campaign called #AWonderfulWorld for real estate company Lodha Group to help the latter in creating a connection with its customers. The campaign allows people to virtually experience ‘a wonderful world’ through a 4-part interactive micro-series showcasing luxurious offerings at Lodha Group’s property, Upper Thane. Claimed to be the very first interactive digital campaign in the real estate space, #AWonderfulWorld lets users engage with the actual content of the videos. This micro-series, in all its four parts, depicts residents of Lodha Upper Thane living a colourful, joyous, and happy family life. Commenting on the campaign, Social Kinnect COO Chandni Shah said, “At Social Kinnect, we strive to lead the way for the firsts in the digital space. We are delighted that for Lodha, we were able to bring out the first ever interactive campaign in real estate digital space. The campaign is not only unique in its concept but also forms an instant connect with the viewers by empowering them to choose how they want to interact with the video content. Working on campaigns like #AWonderfulWorld motivates us to think outside the box and build path breaking campaigns for our clients.” Lodha Group CMO Viral Oza said, "At Lodha, it has always been our endeavour to build enriching lifestyles through our products and services. In keeping with that endeavour, Upper Thane brings to Thane, a world-class lifestyle with everything one could dream of. This interactive micro-series in an engaging format helps us bring alive this wonderful life at Upper Thane to the customer."
2019-01-07Man booked for molesting sister-in-law in Maharashtra?'s Thane - The New Indian Express
Man booked for molesting sister-in-law in Maharashtra?'s Thane The woman in her complaint stated that she was living in her mother-in-law's home as her husband was bedridden. Published: 07th January 2019 01:17 PM THANE: A 26-year-old man from Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district has been booked for allegedly molesting his sister-in-law, police said Monday. The woman in her complaint stated that she was living in her mother-in-law's home as her husband was bedridden following a paralytic attack and was being nursed there, said an official. At her mother-in-law's home, the accused made sexual advances towards her, the victim said in her complaint. "After the victim rejected his overtures, the accused assaulted her ailing husband. She was molested by the accused when she intervened. Neighbours rushed in and saved the couple," he said. The woman filed a complaint with MFC police station in Kalyan Sunday evening following which the man was booked, he said, adding that no arrest has been made so far.
2019-01-07Two directors of property development firm booked for cheating - Mumbai Mirror
Two directors of property development firm booked for cheating Updated: Jan 7, 2019, 19:02 IST Thane: Police have booked two directors of a real estate development firm for allegedly cheating 16 people to the tune of Rs 47 lakh, an officer said on Monday. According to the complainants, they were neither given possession of the promised plots under a project in Shahapur in Thane district nor the amount deposited by them ever returned in the last nine years. A case was registered against Madhukar Pawal and Santosh Padwal of VMC Developers under Sections 418 (cheating with knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Thane Police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. The complainants claimed that though they had paid for the purchase of the plots, they were never given possession of the said property since 2010. "They claimed that the firm never returned them the amount deposited by them," Narkar said. No arrest has been made so far. Officials of the firm could not be reached for comment.
2019-01-07Maharashtra: Man Booked for Molesting Sister-in-Law in Thane - LatestLY
Maharashtra: Man Booked for Molesting Sister-in-Law in Thane Jan 07, 2019 01:20 PM IST Thane, January 7: A 26-year-old man from Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district has been booked for allegedly molesting his sister-in-law, police said Monday. The woman in her complaint stated that she was living in her mother-in-law's home as her husband was bedridden following a paralytic attack and was being nursed there, said an official. At her mother-in-law's home, the accused made sexual advances towards her, the victim said in her complaint. "After the victim rejected his overtures, the accused assaulted her ailing husband. She was molested by the accused when she intervened. Neighbours rushed in and saved the couple," he said. Molestation in Mumbai Local: Man Flashes at Girl, Touches Her On Board Packed Train, Arrested. The woman filed a complaint with MFC police station in Kalyan Sunday evening following which the man was booked, he said, adding that no arrest has been made so far.
2019-01-07Inspiring! Thane Boy Fights Autism, Secures 99.97% in the CAT Exam - The Better India
Inspiring! Thane Boy Fights Autism, Secures 99.97% in the CAT Exam We are celebrating his success because he achieved it after numerous struggles since his early years. When he was in school, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, which brought its own share of troubles. January 7, 2019, 11:47 am Where there is a will, there is a way.’ 26-year-old Mihir Kapse reminds me of this classic saying. In the CAT 2018 results announced on January 5, 2019, he secured a score of 206, placing him in the 99.97 percentile bracket. We are celebrating his success because he achieved it after numerous struggles since his early years. When he was in school, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, which brought its own share of troubles. However, it was found only much later that he was actually suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder and not dyslexia. A study undertaken by Spectrum News shows that one in 100 children in India under age ten has autism, and nearly one in eight has at least one neurodevelopmental condition. These estimates are based on the first rigorous study of its kind in the country. Jhanvi Kapse, Mihir’s mother, in a report published by My Medical Mantra, says, “All this has come after many hardships. We were not only fighting with his disorder but with the outside world as well, where children like him are not easily accepted.” An engineer, Mihir has been working as a quality analyst with JP Morgan. Despite trouble coping in school and battling to find acceptance, he has managed to ace the examinations and prove that the only thing that matters ultimately is hard work. Speaking to the publication, Dr Harish Shetty, Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, says, “[A] Child suffering from autism is still denied admission at normal schools. Among the different strata of our society, the lower socio-economic group child is still ignored. So, we still have a long way to achieve development in this sector.” Here are some things that will help people suffering from autism spectrum disorder: 1. All stakeholders must be made aware of the disorders. 2. Teachers must be trained to handle such children. 3. Schools and workplaces must be made more inclusive. 4. Pre-vocational and vocational training must also be strengthened. With people like Mihir achieving success on such a large platform, we hope that many others find his story inspiring and follow suit. (Edited by Shruti Singhal) Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Introducing TBI Shop!Where Every Purchase Leads To Change1. There are tens of thousands of small enterprises in the country that make great products - products that generate income for low-income groups and/or are great for the environment. 2. These particularly small enterprises lack access to markets and hence do not have predictable income and growth 3. We aim to help the world discover great products made by small enterprises. Products like clay water bottles, sustainable bamboo products, wallets from used tyres and so on. 4. By helping these enterprises we aim to make the world better - better for us, for our community and for the environment.
2019-01-06Thane doctor jumps off 12th floor two days before MD entry test - Times of India
Thane doctor jumps off 12th floor two days before MD entry test Updated: Jan 6, 2019, 03:44 IST THANE: A 27-year-old MBBS doctor was found dead on the ground floor of a high-rise in Kolshet in Thane. A preliminary police probe suggested that Dr Sharmishta Som was depressed and jumped off her 12th floor balcony after two failed attempts to knife herself to death around 7am on Saturday. The police have found a note purportedly written by Dr Som, indicating that she was stressed out preparing for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Post Graduate exams to get a seat in the MD program. “Initially, we suspected it was murder due to knife injuries on the neck and wrists. But a note confirmed it was suicide and she had tried to slash her throat and wrists with a knife before she leaped out of the balcony,” said Anil Deshmukh, senior police inspector. The Soms live in the 18-storeyed Morning Glory building at Everest World Complex. It is learnt that Dr Som was a bright student, but suffered anxiety bouts about her upcoming exam, which she had unsuccessfully attempted last year. She was preparing for the exam scheduled on Monday. Dr Som had studied till 5 am on Saturday. After her mother went out, she went to the kitchen, took a knife and went to the bathroom. “She used her right-hand to slash her neck but failed. Then she then tried to slash her wrists but was unsuccessful after which she went to the balcony and jumped,” said the police officer. An accidental death report has been filed at Kapurbawdi police station. The body was sent for a postmortem at Thane Civil Hospital.
2019-01-06Oil spill causes major traffic jam in Thane - The Hindu
Oil spill causes major traffic jam in Thane UPDATED: JANUARY 07, 2019 00:43 IST An oil spill from a car at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday led to a traffic jam on Ghodbunder Road for two hours. Traffic snarls were witnessed from the Anand Nagar to Kasarvadavli signals, a distance of 2.1 km, Thane Municipal Corporation officials said. Thane Rural Disaster Management Cell, fire brigade and police officials reached the spot with one fire engine, two rescue vehicles and one truck load of soil from IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd., which manages the toll road. The congestion lasted for two hours till the soil was spread along the road up to Kasarvadavli. No injuries were reported.
2019-01-06Woman's Decomposed Body Found In Thane; Cops Suspect Murder - NDTV News
Woman's Decomposed Body Found In Thane; Cops Suspect Murder Updated: January 06, 2019 11:05 IST Thane: A highly decomposed body of a 42-year-old woman was found dumped on a roadside near the Mumbai-Agra highway in Maharashtra, police said Sunday. A group of devotees proceeding on foot to Shirdi temple town spotted the body, bearing injury marks on head, at a forest in Asangaon area of Sahapur taluka on Friday, an official at Sahapur police station said. An Aadhaar card found stuck in her clothes revealed her identity as Vandana Khermode, hailing from Solapur district in Maharashtra, he said. The police subsequently sent the body for post-mortem to J J Hospital in neighbouring Mumbai. Based on the autopsy report, a case was registered by the police on Saturday under IPC section 302 (murder) against unidentified persons, he said. The body was later handed over to the woman's relatives, he said, adding that a probe was on to ascertain why and where she was killed.
2019-01-06Man held with charas in Thane - Business Standard
Man held with charas in Thane Last Updated at January 6, 2019 11:20 IST A 58-year-old man was arrested after 11 kg of charas (cannabis resin) was seized from him here in Maharashtra, police said Sunday.Acting on a tip-off, the anti-extortion cell of Thane police laid a trap and apprehended Azimuddin Ahmed Ansari at Kalyan town here on Saturday evening, police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said in a release. A search of his bag led to the recovery of nearly 11 kg of charas, worth around Rs 22 lakh, she said. Ansari, a resident of Siwan district in Bihar, had apparently got the contraband from Nepal, Narkar said. A probe was underway to ascertain as to whom he was planning to sell the contraband, she said, adding that the accused was booked under relevant provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
2019-01-06E-way accident claims another member of family - Mumbai Mirror
E-way accident claims another member of family Updated: Jan 6, 2019, 06:34 IST The Angres used to meet at elder daughter’s Thane home every New Year’s Eve; were returning to Pune when tragedy struck. A victim of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway accident, which claimed four lives on Friday, succumbed early on Saturday. Avinash Angre, 69, who sustained critical injuries after his car was pushed off the road by a truck and sent plunging down a 40-ft gorge near Khalapur, died around 1.30 am. His wife, Chitra Angre, 59, and daughter Nikita Angre, 25—who were also in the car—had died at the accident spot. A 60-year-old resident of Pune, Mrunalini Kupekar, who was travelling in a Maruti Swift, was also killed after the truck jumped over the divider and toppled on at least three cars in the adjoining lane. Relatives of the Angres said Avinash had moved to Pune from Dubai a year ago. Nikita worked with an IT company in Ahmedabad, but arrived in Mumbai a few days ago for a meeting. “It was customary for the family to celebrate New Year’s Eve together at the residence of their married elder daughter, Payal, in Thane. This time, too, they came down to Thane. After the celebrations, Avinash and Chitra headed back home with Nikita. That’s when the tragedy occurred,” said a relative at the funeral of the three on Saturday.
2019-01-06IIT-Kanpur's Raunak scores 100 percentile - Times of India
IIT-Kanpur's Raunak scores 100 percentile Rounak Majumdar of Thane emerged as topper in the Common Admission Test (CAT)-2018 the result of which was declared on Saturday.He is one among 11 candidates who have scored 100 percentile. Jan 6, 2019, 07:27 IST KANPUR: Rounak Majumdar of Thane emerged as topper in the Common Admission Test (CAT)-2018 the result of which was declared on Saturday. He is one among 11 candidates who have scored 100 percentile. An alumnus of IIT-Kanpur, Raunak did BTech in mechnical engineering branch. At present he is working with an MNC in Gurgaon. This is for the second time that he has cleared the CAT. Last time, he cracked CAT-2017, and applied in IIM-Kolkata, Kozhikode and Lucknow. But then he wanted to study either at IIM-Ahmedabad, Bangalore or Kolkata, and therefore re-appeared in CAT-2018.
2019-01-06Woman's decomposed body found in Thane; cops suspect murder - Times of India
Woman's decomposed body found in Thane; cops suspect murder Updated: Jan 6, 2019, 11:48 IST THANE: A highly decomposed body of a 42-year-old woman was found dumped on a roadside near the Mumbai-Agra highway here in Maharashtra, police said on Sunday. A group of devotees proceeding on foot to Shirdi temple town spotted the body, bearing injury marks on head, at a forest in Asangaon area of Sahapur taluka on Friday, an official at Sahapur police station said. An Aadhaar card found stuck in her clothes revealed her identity as Vandana Khermode, hailing from Solapur district in Maharashtra, he said. The police subsequently sent the body for postmortem to J J Hospital in neighbouring Mumbai. Based on the autopsy report, a case was registered by the police on Saturday under IPC section 302 (murder) against unidentified persons, he said. The body was later handed over to the woman's relatives, he said, adding that a probe was on to ascertain why and where she was killed.
2019-01-06Rs 500-crore cryptocurrency racket: Fourth accused arrested from Delhi - The Indian Express
Rs 500-crore cryptocurrency racket: Fourth accused arrested from Delhi As per police, the accused inflated the cost of their cryptocurrency to shore up investments. When the price of the cryptocurrency fell, the investors were allegedly unable to redeem the currency. Published: January 7, 2019 3:38:44 am A year after Thane Police busted a Rs 500-crore cryptocurrency racket in Mumbai, Delhi Police have arrested an associate of the main accused. Acting on a complaint by a Kanpur-based resident, the cyber cell of Delhi Police arrested Rohit Kumar, a collection agent, on Tuesday. According to police, the man who launched the cryptocurrency, Amit Lakhanpal (32), is the chief executive officer of a real estate firm. Police said he had floated his own cryptocurrency, Money Trade Coin (MTC), which was allegedly never listed in any cryptocurrency market. As reported by The Indian Express on June 20 last year, the Thane Police had arrested three persons, including Lakhanpal’s chief accountant. “The accused had set up office in Delhi’s Vikram Nagar and used to collect money from investors promising high returns. Lakhanpal was earlier holed up in Dubai and we believe that he may have fled to London,” said a police source.
2019-01-06Shinde asks Thane collector to look into Samruddhi Mahamarg - Business Standard
Shinde asks Thane collector to look into Samruddhi Mahamarg Last Updated at January 6, 2019 12:50 IST Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde has asked the district collector to inquire into the allegations of irregularities in the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg project. At the district planning committee meeting here on Saturday, BJP MLA from Murbad (Thane) Kisan Kathore alleged that some revenue officials were involved in irregularities in the acquisition of land in the district and payment of compensation to farmers and villagers affected by the project. Taking a serious note of the charges, Shinde asked Collector Rajesh Narvekar to conduct a probe into it. The Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway, also known as theMaharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg,is a planned 701 km-long, eight-lane expressway that will run through 10 districts in the state.It is expected to cut travel time between the two cities to eight hours from the current 15 hours. It is estimated to cost Rs 46,000 crore and will pass through Nagpur, Buldhana, Amravati, Wardha, Washim, Thane, Aurangabad, Akola, Bhiwandi and Nashik districts. The project is facing opposition from farmers in some pockets along its 700-km route, especially in Nashik district. Meanwhile, Shinde also approved a Rs 20 crore annual plan for the Thane district for 2019-20. He directed the district officials to utilise the funds to complete the pending works well before the Lok Sabha polls due later this year.
2019-01-055 held for pilferage of cooking gas at Thane - United News of India
5 held for pilferage of cooking gas at Thane Thane, Jan 5 (UNI) Five people have been arrested on the alleged charges of pilferage of cooking gas, the police said. Acting on a tip off, the police on Thursday raided the gas godown and found that the alleged accused were transferring the gas with the help of accessories into the commercial cylinders from the domestic cylinders. This was happening in two different gas godowns the police said. The police have seized the gas cylinders and other accessories valued at Rs. 23.
2019-01-05Medical Student Jumps Off From 12th Floor Home Day Before Exam: Police - NDTV News
Medical Student Jumps Off From 12th Floor Home Day Before Exam: Police A police officer said they found an unverified suicide note, believed to be written by the student Updated: January 05, 2019 23:25 IST THANE, MAHARASHTRA: Depressed over facing examination pressure, a 27-year-old woman doctor, preparing for entrance for MD, allegedly killed herself on Saturday by jumping from her 12th floor apartment in Thane, Maharashtra. A police officer said they found an unverified suicide note, believed to be written by the student. "In the suicide note, believed to have been written by her, she mentioned that she was unable to cope with the pressure to prepare for the entrance examination for MD (Doctor of Medicine)," said Kapurbawdi police station's inspector Arvind Karpe. Divisional Commissioner of Police DS Swami said in a release later in the evening that according the student's mother, she was to appear for an examination on Sunday, and was disturbed and depressed for the last five days. Between 6.45 am and 7 am, the student after taking a bath, allegedly picked up a kitchen knife and slit her wrists and neck, and then jumped down from the balcony of her room, police said. MBBS graduates have to take a National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to get admission to post-graduate courses.
2019-01-05Thane: 27-year-old doctor kills self due to exam pressure - Times of India
Thane: 27-year-old doctor kills self due to exam pressure A 27-year-old doctor was found dead near the Everest World Complex located on Kolshet Road. The police said that the deceased, Sharmishta Som, who is the daughter of a city-based skin specialist, was living on the 12th floor of the Everest World Complex. Jan 5, 2019, 17:45 IST THANE: A 27-year-old MBBS doctor who was due to take the entrance exam for MD course was on Saturday found dead in the premises of a high-rise building at Kolshet, police said. The deceased, Shramista S Som, a resident of Everest World happens to be the daughter of a dermatologlist from the city, the police added. The police claimed to have found a hand-written suicide note in which she is understood to have written that she was taking this extreme step due to study pressure. The incident took place around 7am when the deceased jumped from the 12th floor flat and fell on the ground. The Kapurbawdi police are probing the case which is prima facie seen as a suicide. The cops have registered a case of accidental death and sent the body for post-mortem examination to the Thane Civil Hospital here.
2019-01-055 held for domestic LPG cylinders pilferage - Times of India
5 held for domestic LPG cylinders pilferage THANE: Five employees of a gas distributing agency were arrested by Thane police when they were allegedly transferring gas from domestic cylinders to commercial containers, police said Saturday. Police had raided a godown on January 3 in the district and caught Boraram Dhatraval (38), Surtaram Dhartraval (30), Vikas Bishnoi (23), Karnaram Dara (30) and Bhudram Baishnoi (23) in the act, a police officer said. Police seized gas cylinders and other accessories worth Rs 23.40 lakh from the spot, he said. The officer said the accused used to withdraw around 2-3 kg gas from per domestic cylinder.
2019-01-05MH-JAIL-ACB - THE WEEK
MH-JAIL-ACB January 05, 2019 22:21 IST Jail official, agent arrested by Maha ACB for bribery Thane, Jan 5 (PTI) An official attached to the Adharwadi Jail in Kalyan in the district was Saturday arrested along with another person for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe, a Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau official said. Sub Jailer Arun Madne (49) had demanded Rs 10,000 from a person who wanted to meet his son who is an Adharwadi Jail inmate, ACB Thane Unit Superintendent of Police Mahesh Patil said. Following a complaint, a trap was laid and Madne and his agent Kishore Kale (45), who came to collect the bribe, were nabbed, Patil told PTI. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act had been registered with Khadakpada police station in Kalyan and further probe was on, he said.
2019-01-05Mumbai: Thane murder convict who jumped parole in 2013 held in Gujarat - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Thane murder convict who jumped parole in 2013 held in Gujarat January 5, 2019 8:20 am Thane: A murder convict who had jumped parole over five years ago while serving a life sentence was on Thursday traced to neighbouring Gujarat and apprehended by Thane police’s Crime Branch, a senior official said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deepak Deoraj said Vishwanath Jagannath Yadav alias Mota Kaka (40) was arrested for the October 2, 2008 murder of a person identified as Baban Ranganath Shinde. Following his conviction on April 26, 2012, Yadav, a resident of Kalwa in Thane, was lodged in Kolhapur Central Jail, he said. Yadav came out on parole and then did not present himself before jail authorities on April 9, 2013 at the end of his parole period. He was untraceable since then,” Deoraj told reporters in Thane. On November 26, 2013 a case was registered in Rabale police station in Navi Mumbai in connection with his jumping parole. Acting on a tip-off, a Crime Branch team, led by inspector Nitin Thackeray, nabbed him from Alang village in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district on Thursday. He was working with a shipping firm there,” the DCP said. He said investigations had revealed Yadav was accused of another murder earlier in which he was acquitted. He will be sent back to Kolhapur Central Jail soon, the official said.
2019-01-05Railway commuters nab cons charging for free urinal - Times of India
Railway commuters nab cons charging for free urinal Updated: Jan 5, 2019, 05:43 IST THANE: A group of alert passengers here recently bust a racket fleecing commuters by charging for the free-for-use urinal at the railway station. Urinals, except for toilets and deluxe rest room facilities, at all suburban stations are free for passengers. On Tuesday, a passenger noticed an unidentified man, who later introduced himself as an employee of the toilet facility operator, trying to force a gullible elderly passenger to pay Re 1 for using the urinal at the Kalyan-end on platform 2 at Thane station. He was soon joined by fellow passengers who demanded to know why the money was being charged despite a board on the premises clearly stating the facility was free. Activists fear the menace could be rampant as the railways operate hundreds of urinals and sought stern action by the railways. A video of the incident shared on a social networking site by one R R Patil from Shahpur showed passengers questioning the “employee” and his accomplice, who were manning the counter at the urinal on platform 2. They asked the man to identify his contractor and the rule which allowed him to collect money. As the commuters started recording the conversation, the duo panicked, apologised to the elderly passenger and fled. The video was being shared on social networking sites to alert commuters on the Mumbai local network to avoid falling in the trap and immediately alert station authorities about such cheats. “These miscreants could be earning thousands considering that there are hundreds of urinals across the suburban Mumbai network. Passengers should be alert and report such mischief to the authorities,” urged Patil. When contacted, the Central Railway administration at Thane and the railway police claimed that they haven’t received any complaint but said they will investigate whether such a fraud is being pulled on passengers at the station.
2019-01-05100-percentile CAT club: 11 engineers, all male - Times of India
100-percentile CAT club: 11 engineers, all male Updated: Jan 6, 2019, 11:24 IST MUMBAI: Eleven of the two lakh candidates who took CAT 2018 for entry to premier IIMs have made it to the blue-chip 100 percentile club. All of them are male engineers, unlike last year when two girls and three non-engineers bagged the perfect score. In probably a first, this time, one of the four transgender exam takers received a call from IIM Calcutta; IIM Kozhikode has shortlisted two transgender candidates too. Maharashtra holds the distinction of having the most toppers with seven of them scoring 100 percentile. Among the others, two are from Jadavpur University in West Bengal and the other two from Karnataka and Bihar. This year also had the largest count of girls who took the CAT but none of them made it to the top club. Three of the seven toppers from Mumai are coaching class faculty, including Patrick D’Souza and Suneet Khumbat, all of whom took the CAT to understand its altering pattern. Amit Bikram, Jagesh Golwala, Rounak Mazumdar and Ritesh Manchanda are among the others who aced the CAT from the state. One person in the top 11 is a final-year student from IIT-Bombay—Jagesh Golwala. Rounak Mazumdar, an IIT Kanpur alumnus and a Thane resident, also cracked the exam. Another 21 of them, all males, scored 99.99 percentile; 19 of them are engineers. Each IIM will release its list of shortlisted candidates for the flagship post-graduate programme (PGP) 2019-21 batch. A host of other students from the premier Powai institute and other engineering institutes such as VJTI and ICT have scored above 99 percentile this year. “As expected, the scaled scores are down 10-12%. A score of 174 fetched a 99 percentile in CAT 2017 compared with 155 this year. Similar trends are noticed for 98.95 and 90 percentile benchmarks. The Quant section, which was difficult, is largely responsible for the fall in scores,” said Hemang Panchmatia, chief mentor of a coaching institute. Patrick D’Souza (42) got a 100 percentile for the fifth time this year; he’s also bagged a new high with his hat trick this year. D’Souza scored 100 percentile in 2016 and 2017 too. “It is very important to stay abreast of current trends in paper patterns and questions. It is a different experience for me every year,” said D’Souza, a Thane resident. Ever since additional marks were introduced for women and non-engineers in 2010 by IIMs, the class profile has changed, increasing the diversity. IIM Calcutta released a list of 1990 candidates, of which 43% are females and one is transgender. “I think women have done well. The IIM Calcutta shortlist is an indicator of the fact that a large percentage of women have done well in the CAT,” said Sumanta Basu, convenor, CAT 2018. IIM Kozhikode has shortlisted 17,002 candidates, of whom 3,338 or 20% are females. “The performance of women and non-engineers has been consistent with last year. But many more female candidates took the CAT this year and the shortlisted data will reflect their larger numbers too,” said Debashis Chatterjee, IIM Kozhikode director. This institute will admit a supernumerary batch of 60 girls for the post-graduate programme. “Apart from the basic threshold of the CAT score, the admission lens will look at the broader aspect of who will make that critical difference to the country and world at large,” added Chatterjee.
2019-01-05Mumbai Mega Block: Central and Western railway will conduct Block for maintenance work, January 6 - Free Press Journal
Mumbai Mega Block: Central and Western railway will conduct Block for maintenance work on January 6 January 5, 2019 4:44 pm Up slow line services leaving Thane from 10.37 am to 3.31 pm will be diverted on Up fast line between Mulund and Matunga stations halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla and Sion stations and further re-diverted to Up slow line proper at Matunga station. Up fast/semi fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.04 am to 3.06 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. Dn fast/semi fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 10.16 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule. All Dn and Up slow services leaving/arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminusbetween 11.00 am and 5.00 pm will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule. HARBOUR LINE CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ TERMINUS – CHUNABHATTI /BANDRA (11.40 AM – 04.10 PM) CHUNABHATTI / BANDRA – CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ TERMINUS (11.10 AM – 03.40 PM) Dn Harbour line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai/Vadala Road from 11.34 am to 4.23 pm and DnHarbour line services to Bandra/Andheri/Goregaon leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 9.56 am to 4.16 pm will remain suspended. Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel/Belapur/Vashi from 9.53 am to 2.44 pm and Up Harbour line services leaving Bandra/Andheri/Goregaon from 10.45 am to 4.58 pm will remain suspended. However, Special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8)during the block period. Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during block period. WESTERN LINE No Night Block on Western Railway this Sunday, only Day Time Block SANTACRUZ – MAHIM (10.35 AM – 03.35 PM) A Jumbo block of Five hours will be taken from 10.35 hrs to 15.45 hrs on Sunday, 06th January 2019 on UP and DOWN Fast lines between Santacruz and Mahim stations for the maintenance of track, signalling and overhead equipment. During the block all up and down fast lines between Santacruz and Mahim stations. Due to this block some Mumbai Local trains ( Suburban) services will remain cancelled.
2019-01-05CAT Results 2018: 22-year-old topper Rounak Majumdar explains key to success - The Indian Express
CAT Results 2018: Topper Rounak Majumdar explains key to success Rounak, 22-year-old IIT Kanpur alumnus managed his work along with academics and secured 100 percentile in CAR 2018 exam. He shifted his stream from mechanical engineering to MBA only to emerge as a topper. Rounak Majumdar, a 22-year-old from Thane, has topped the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 with a 100 percentile score. A voracious reader with a love for science fiction, Majumdar is currently working in the Delhi NCR office of an America-based international financial firm. He balanced work and academics by dedicating 2 to 3 hours a day to CAT. “My entire preparation was based on taking mock tests. I attempted two mock tests every week and no less than 40 mock tests in a year. I used to do practice tests on the weekends and analyse my results during the week. Analysing mock tests are more important than actually appearing for them; it helped me understand my shortfalls and device a test strategy,” Majumdar told indianexpress.com. “The aim was to practice as many tests that can get me familiarised with the pattern but not as many that I feel burned out,” he added.
2019-01-0527-year-old Thane doctor ends life - The Hindu
27-year-old Thane doctor ends life UPDATED: JANUARY 06, 2019 00:12 IST Claims in suicide note that she was under stress over her upcoming MD exam A 27-year-old doctor was found dead at 7.15 a.m. at Everest Society in Kolshet on Saturday. The police have recovered a suicide note which claims she took the extreme step because she could not deal with the stress before her Doctor of Medicine (MD) exam on Monday. The Kapurbavdi police said that guards found Sharmishta Som’s body in the society’s compound and raised an alarm. Her family rushed her to Thane Civil Hospital, where she was declared dead before admission. Senior police inspector Anil Deshmukh said, “We found the suicide note in her house and it claims no one should be held responsible for her action. The note said she was stressed because she was unable to prepare well for her upcoming MD exams. She has also apologised to her parents and her sister in the suicide note.” Mr. Deshmukh said Sharmishta did not perform well in the exam last year and was making a second attempt. He said, “Her family members told us she was visibly disturbed over the past four to five days and told her not to worry so much. Her mother slept in her room on Friday night to watch over her.”
2019-01-04Maharashtra murder convict who jumped parole in 2013 held in Gujarat - Times of India
Maharashtra murder convict who jumped parole in 2013 held in Gujarat Jan 4, 2019, 17:41 IST THANE: A murder convict who had jumped parole over five years ago while serving a life sentence was on Thursday traced to neighbouring Gujarat and apprehended by Thane police's Crime Branch, a senior official said. Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Deepak Deoraj said Vishwanath Jagannath Yadav alias Mota Kaka (40) was arrested for the October 2, 2008 murder of a person identified as Baban Ranganath Shinde. Following his conviction on April 26, 2012, Yadav, a resident of Kalwa here, was lodged in Kolhapur Central Jail, he said. "Yadav came out on parole and then did not present himself before jail authorities on April 9, 2013 at the end of his parole period. He was untraceable since then," Deoraj told reporters here. On November 26, 2013 a case was registered with Rabale police station at Navi Mumbai in connection with his jumping parole. "Acting on a tip-off, a Crime Branch team led by inspector Nitin Thackeray nabbed him from Alang village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district on Thursday. He was working with a shipping firm there," the DCP said. He said investigations had revealed that Yadav was accused of another murder earlier in which he was acquitted. He would be sent back to Kolhapur Central Jail soon, the official said.
2019-01-044 Arrested for Robbing Man of Rs 12.9 Lakh in Maharashtra's Thane - News18
4 Arrested for Robbing Man of Rs 12.9 Lakh in Maharashtra's Thane The arrest was made after a police probe zeroed in on Amol Lokhande. Three others were arrested following Lokhande's arrested. Updated:January 4, 2019, 11:17 AM IST Thane: Four people were arrested for allegedly robbing a steel firm employee of Rs 12.91 lakh in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday. The incident happened at around 5 PM on December 26 near Katai Naka in Manpada area, Assistant Commissioner of Police NT Kadam said. He said that a probe zeroed in on Amol Lokhande (26), a colleague of the victim. "Lokhande revealed that he had tipped off the robbers who then intercepted the victim at Katai Naka and fled with a bag containing Rs 12.91 lakh," he told PTI. Three others arrested in the case were identified as Vijay Ayer, Ganesh Zende and Gurprit Singh. The ACP said Rs 11.57 lakh of the looted money had been recovered and efforts were on to get the rest as well.
2019-01-04Caught on cam: Man stabs elder brother to death in Thane - Yahoo India News
Caught on cam: Man stabs elder brother to death in Thane 4 January 2019 A man stabbed his elder brother to death following a heated argument. The incident came to light from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane. Accused Viren Harijan stabbed his elder brother, Ganesh Harijan on his neck and chest with a screw driver on January 01. The two brothers had an altercation just two days before the deadly incident. F.I.R. has been registered under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
2019-01-04Fire damages Thane cafe, none injured - Times of India
Fire damages Thane cafe, none injured Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 14:47 IST THANE: A prominent cafe outlet at Hariniwas circle in Thane (W) suffered major damages after a fire broke out in the premises early on Friday. Luckily, there was no one inside the premises when the incident occured. According to the Thane fire brigade, the blaze was reportedly triggered by a shortcircuit around 8am which later spread to the unit and caused notable damage. The outlet was yet to be opened for business when the incident is reported to have occured, officials said. The RDMC & fire brigade from two fire stations in the city were alerted that rushed to the spot with two fire engines and a rescue vehicle. While the premises is known to have suffered the damage, there were no casualties or injuries, the RDMC Thane officials said. In Video: Prominent cafe outlet in Thane suffered major damages after a major fire.
2019-01-04Chemical factory gutted in fire at Badlapur near Mumbai - Times of India
Chemical factory gutted in fire at Badlapur near Mumbai Jan 4, 2019, 17:36 IST THANE: A fire completely destroyed a chemical factory at Badlapur near Mumbai on Friday morning, a fire brigade official said. Chief fire officer of the Kulgaon Badlapur Municipal Council Ramesh Patil said there were no casualties. The fire broke out at a factory located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area about 10.15 am, he said. Ten fire engines were rushed to the spot and the fire-fighting operation was on even after more than three hours, he said. The cause of the blaze was yet to be ascertained, Patil said. The firemen stopped the flames from spreading to the adjacent cloth manufacturing factory, he said. A few drums of chemicals in the factory premises exploded, he said. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News.
2019-01-04Maha: 4 arrested for robbing man of Rs 12.9 lakh in Thane - Business Standard
Maha: 4 arrested for robbing man of Rs 12.9 lakh in Thane Last Updated at January 4, 2019 11:10 IST Four persons were arrested for allegedly robbing a steel firm employee of Rs 12.91 lakh in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said Friday. The incident happened at around 5pm on December 26 near Katai Naka in Manpada area, Assistant Commissioner of Police NT Kadam said. He said that a probe zeroed in on Amol Lokhande (26), a colleague of the victim. "Lokhande revealed that he had tipped off the robbers who then intercepted the victim at Katai Naka and fled with a bag containing Rs 12.91 lakh," he told PTI. He said three others had also been arrested in the case and identified them as Vijay Ayer, Ganesh Zende and Gurprit Singh, all residents of Badlapur in the district. The ACP said Rs 11.57 lakh of the looted money had been recovered and efforts were on to get the rest as well.
2019-01-04Thane: Chemical factory gutted in fire at Badlapur | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
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