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|2018-11-30||Three held for smuggling deer hide, antlers in Thane - United News of India|
Three held for smuggling deer hide, antlers in Thane Thane, Nov 30 (UNI) The Thane City Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in Mumbra town of the district for alleged illegal trafficking of the antlers and hide of a deer valued at Rs 47,00,000, the police said on Friday. Offences under sections 2,9,39,48,48(A),49 and 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been registered with the Mumbra Police Station against the three accused--Mohammad Tousif (27), Shaikh Tousif (22),and Rizvan Ahmed (23), all natives of Amravati. In a press conference held here on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone I D S Swami said, "Acting on a tip-off,a police team kept a vigil near the Global Park on the way from Shil Phata to Mumbra, from where the accused were expected to pass. In the late night, the Swift Dezire car in which the accused were passing was intercepted by the police which led to their arrest." "The search of the vehicle revealed that the occupants of the vehicle had concealed eleven different kind of antlers and a deer hide," added DCP Swami.
|2018-11-30||Three held for smuggling deer hide, antlers in Thane - United News of India|
Three held for smuggling deer hide, antlers in Thane Thane, Nov 30 (UNI) The Thane City Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in Mumbra town of the district for alleged illegal trafficking of the antlers and hide of a deer valued at Rs 47,00,000, the police said on Friday. Offences under sections 2,9,39,48,48(A),49 and 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been registered with the Mumbra Police Station against the three accused--Mohammad Tousif (27), Shaikh Tousif (22),and Rizvan Ahmed (23), all natives of Amravati. In a press conference held here on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone I D S Swami said, "Acting on a tip-off,a police team kept a vigil near the Global Park on the way from Shil Phata to Mumbra, from where the accused were expected to pass. In the late night, the Swift Dezire car in which the accused were passing was intercepted by the police which led to their arrest." "The search of the vehicle revealed that the occupants of the vehicle had concealed eleven different kind of antlers and a deer hide," added DCP Swami.
|2018-11-29||Exec 'molests' ex-colleague, lands in custody - Times of India|
Exec 'molests' ex-colleague, lands in custody A manager of a top corporate firm has been arrested for allegedly stalking and molesting a former woman colleague of his. Nov 30, 2018, 04:18 IST THANE: A manager of a top corporate firm has been arrested for allegedly stalking and molesting a former woman colleague of his. A senior officer of the crime branch of Thane police said that the accused, Abhishesh Kumar Sharma (38), a resident of Thane, and the woman earlier worked at a company at Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai. This was before the woman got married. In her complaint to the police, the woman has mentioned that Sharma had in the last few months sent her "obscene comments and lewd messages" on social media. A police officer said that the woman has also mentioned that the man, at times, forced her to speak to him, but she chose to ignored that. Since she spurned his advances, he threatened to harm her and her family members, said a senior police official, adding that he also sent her threatening mails from different cellphone numbers. A magistrate court in Thane has remanded Sharma in police custody for three days. The police have confiscated his cellphone.
|2018-11-29||One held with large stock of explosive caches in Thane - United News of India|
One held with large stock of explosive caches in Thane Thane, Nov 29 (UNI) The Thane City Police on Tuesday seized a large stock of explosives and arrested one person suspected to be the owner of the cache,the police said. Acting on a tip-off, the Mumbra unit of the Thane city police nabbed the accused Gulab singh Solanki(40) when he was transporting 250 gelatin Sticks and 250 detonator caps in an auto-rickshaw. The police further said, "A search for the accused accomplices is in place as the arrested might be a member of a big racket operating from Rajasthan." The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) team has collected the sample of the seized explosives for forensic testing.
|2018-11-29||Thane: Woman let off in husband's murder case, gets benefit of doubt - Times of India|
Thane: Woman let off in husband's murder case, gets benefit of doubt Nov 29, 2018, 18:04 IST THANE: A 21-year-old woman accused of killing her husband has been acquitted of murder charges by a court in Thane. Principal district judge Virendra G Bisht in his order pronounced last week observed that the prosecution miserably failed to prove charges under IPC Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) against the accused - Jehara Mohammed Mehandi Sayyed. The prosecution told the court that the accused's husband Mohammed Mehandi Sayyed was found unconscious at their home in Mumbra township on May 2, 2017 and later died at a hospital. The deceased's uncle raised suspicion over the circumstances of his death and approached police. The police took custody of the body while it was being taken for burial, and sent it for postmortem. The prosecution told the court that the postmortem report stated the cause of death as "compression of neck by ligature material". The prosecution further alleged that the wife of the deceased throttled him with a scarf and threw the cloth in a garbage bin to cause disappearance of evidence of the offence. The judge, however, observed that there was absolutely no evidence of any frequent arguments or behavioural dissensions between the couple. "It is also not the case of prosecution that their matrimonial relation had reached such a nadir that anything untoward could have happened. Suffice to say, the prosecution has not been able to establish firmly the motive behind the offence," he said. The links in the chain of circumstances cannot be said to have been established, which may lead to an inescapable conclusion that the woman killed her husband, the judge noted. "Therefore, the benefit of doubt that has arisen in the case must go to the accused," he said while acquitting the woman.
|2018-11-29||Thane Rosenbaum on Michael Cohen lying to Congress - NewsRadio 1020 KDKA (blog)|
|2018-11-29||250 gelatine sticks and detonators seized, one held - Times of India|
250 gelatine sticks and detonators seized, one held Updated: Nov 29, 2018, 23:52 IST THANE: A huge stock of 250 gelatine sticks and detonators were seized and a 40-year-old man was arrested by the Mumbra police on Tuesday. The police said that they had received a tip off that a consignment of detonators was going to be delivered in Diva. Cops dressed in plain clothes laid a trap. They then intercepted an autorickshaw and seized the detonators and gelatin sticks. The accused has been identified as Gulabsingh Solanki. On questioning, the accused started giving evasive replies. The police suspect that the racket w as being operated from Rajasthan. Solanki has been arrested and was produced before a magistrate’s court who remanded him to judicial custody. The cops have sent the seized samples for testing.
|2018-11-29||Mumbai-Thane skywalk to benefit 25,000 commuters every day - NewsBytes|
Mumbai-Thane skywalk to benefit 25,000 commuters every day 29 Nov 2018 If everything goes as planned, by next March, there will be a 605 meters long and 145 meters wide skywalk connecting Mumbai with its equally bustling neighbor, Thane, across a creek. This move is set to benefit a stunning 25,000 commuters, who risk their lives every day by taking the short-cut, i.e., walk on the railway tracks to reach Thane station. Data In 2018, Thane recorded third-highest number of railway deaths No wonder Thane has accounted for the third-highest number of railway deaths on Central Railway, at 295 so far. People who regularly travel from towns like Vitava and Kopri say if they take the other route, they have to walk for a minimum 20 minutes, or 30, if there is too much traffic. So, they take the dangerous shortcut via the Thane-Kalwa railway tracks. Benefit Use walkway, cross the creek in just five minutes! This skywalk will surely prove to be a boon for them, as it would not only cover the safety aspect, it'd also reduce their time. Officials claim shortest time to cross the creek now stands at 10 minutes. However, this skywalk will bring it down to half of that time! For now, the walkway will have two landings, but plans are on for more. Skywalk may have more than two landings, says senior official "We need to add more landings in between. If there are only two landings, people will be discouraged to take the skywalk," said Subodh Jain, former general manager of Central Railway. Notably, Jain was the first who floated the project idea in 2012. Details After lot of negotiations, MMRDA given responsibility to build skywalk After Jain's proposal, a study was conducted that showed that people traveling from Vitava and Kopri really did not have any other time-saver option than to take the tracks and reach Thane station. The study was then made a part of railways anti-trespassing measures, but after a lot of negotiations, it was decided that MMRDA, the local infrastructure development body, would build the skywalk. Money matters Skywalk to be built on Rs. 23.25 crore budget Regarding connecting points, the enclosed walkway will have Thane station on the Mumbai end and Vitava on the Thane side, while stretching across the entire creek. The ambitious plan, to be built at Rs. 23.25 crore, is also touted as the country's first skywalk connecting two cities across a creek. It will run parallel to the railway tracks currently used by the pedestrians. Skywalk to have elevators, seating system, anti-skid flooring Design wise, the walkway will be a beautiful piece of construction, officials claim. It'll have elevators, seating system for senior citizens and anti-skid flooring that will be helpful during monsoons. There will also be fire-fighting equipment, clear signage boards and service ducts along the way.
|2018-11-29||MMRDA closes footpath in Thane along Eastern Express Highway - Mumbai Live|
MMRDA Closes Footpath In Thane Along Eastern Express Highway The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Authority (MMRDA) has barricaded the left side of the stretch from Teen Haath Naka to Cadbury junction for metro construction work Thanekars are having a hard time walking on footpaths along the Eastern Express Highway as they are out of bounds for 30 months. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Authority (MMRDA) has barricaded the left side of the stretch from Teen Haath Naka to Cadbury junction for metro construction work. One of the senior officials said that they have dug up trenches along the highway and barricaded the green footpaths for safety purpose till the metro work is completed. The work on Wadala to Kasarvadavali metro started in Thane from July 21.
|2018-11-29||Kalyan: Fireman dies, another critical after explosion during rescue operation - Times of India|
Kalyan: Fireman dies, another critical after explosion during rescue operation Updated: Nov 29, 2018, 10:30 IST KALYAN: A 57-year-old fireman died while another fire fighter was seriously injured after a gas cylinder exploded at a shop in Kalyan on Thursday. The fire department said that the incident took place on Thursday at 1.15am when the fire department received a call informing smoke coming from a closed Chinese shop at Golden park area in Kalyan. When the fire team reached at spot and opened shop to control the fire, an explosion took place in which fireman Jagan Amble (57) died on the spot while another fireman Sandeep Parve (35) suffered serious burn injuries. Amble was to retire in seven months from service and was known for his good work in the department. This is second incident in a month when firemen died during rescue operation in Kalyan. Last month two fire man was drowned during rescuing three people who was drowned in Chakkinaka area.
|2018-11-28||Car crashes on Thane Road after driver falls asleep - Juneau Empire|
|2018-11-28||Pregnant woman from Thane found dead under mysterious circumstances in New Zealand - Times Now|
Pregnant woman from Thane found dead under mysterious circumstances in New Zealand Updated Nov 28, 2018 | 10:55 IST | A married woman from Thane was reported dead under mysterious circumstances in New Zealand. The dead body of the woman was found at seashore. She was 5-months pregnant. Wellington: A married woman from Thane was reported dead under mysterious circumstances in New Zealand. The dead body of the woman was found at seashore. She was a resident of Thane, Maharashtra but after her marriage, she settled in New Zealand with her husband. The woman was five months pregnant according to reports by ABP Majha. According to the information gathered, she has been identified as Sonam Shelar and she married Sagar Shelar in December last year. Sagar was settled in New Zealand since a few years and worked as a chef in a hotel there. After marriage, Sonam also went to New Zealand with Sagar. On November 17, Sonam disappeared from her apartment after which her husband lodged a complaint at the Wellington police station. Since then, a search operation was launched for Sonam. Finally, her body was found by security guards at Wairarapa Beach under mysterious circumstances. There is uncertainty whether it was a case of suicide, accidental death or murder. Wellington police has begun the investigation and all angles are open to the police at the current stage. One pertinent question that investigators are trying to answer is how did Sonam go to the beach? In order to get a clear picture, CCTV footage of her premises, her call records and other related data will be inspected. A family member said, “We feel there was no reason for Sonam to come under stress. Right now we are in contact with Wellington Police and we are taking more information about this. Her funeral will be done in New Zealand, she will not be brought to India.” Meanwhile, there were reports that Sonam was extremely upset after seeing a medical report. This information was given by one of her relatives and police are investigating all inputs. Sonam's parents and other relatives live in Thane.
|2018-11-28||22 stations planned for Thane's intracity metro, highly populated locations linked - Times of India|
22 stations planned for Thane's intracity metro, highly populated locations linked Updated: Nov 29, 2018, 00:11 IST THANE: City commuters hailing from the high density localities like Wagle Estate and Lokmanya Nagar, travelling from the far end of Ghodbundar Road and those travelling regularly to the neighbouring cities will breathe a sigh of relief once the intracity metro line is completed, as the ring route will pass right through their doorsteps. The proposed 29km circuitous intracity metro project, implemented by the Maha Metro on behalf of the Thane Municipal Corporation, will start of from the New Thane metro station in old city area and then pass the high density pockets of Wagle Estate, go along the Glady Alvares Road, turn go on till Vijay Nagari and Waghbil before turning back and passing through Kolshet, Rabodi, Thane station before reaching New Thane station again. “The city’s population is expected to grow to 27 lakhs by the year 2025, of which 5.76 lakh passengers will be using the metro services daily once it is fully operational. The main aim of this project is to connect the different distant and difficult to access pockets of the city with the city centre and the modes of transportation that will take commuters across to other cities,” said Dr Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maha Metro. “We conducted a six month study where we analyzed the population density in each area as well as the preferred transportation choices of the commuters there, the space available, the common daily travel destinations and so on before coming up with the locations for the 20 elevated stations and the 2 underground ones,” added an official from the Maha Metro team. In all, this intracity metro line is expected to not only help citizens travel to different ends of the city but also aid those traveling to the neighbouring cities through its inter modal system. “This ring route intracity metro will align with the Mumbai-Kasarvadavli metro line in the shape of the Greek symbol phi. So in addition to connecting commuters with the bus transportation at Lokmanya Nagar bus depot, and the railway line at the underground Thane station metro line, this intercity circuitous metro line will also allow citizens to switch over to the metro trains traveling to Mumbai on the Mumbai – Kasarvadavli line. This will reduce the pressure on the railway traffic as well as the roadway traffic then,” Dr. Dixit said. The project, which is expected to cost around Rs.10,500 crore will also be embedded with solar panels and thus be energy sufficient. “The roofs of the metro stations have ample space and can fit about 10 lakh solar panels which will provide about 65 percent of the energy requirements of these metro services. We have implemented a similar project successfully in Nagpur and will replicate it in Thane as well,” Dr Dixit said. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed Thane Metro Rail Project has been submitted to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) who will then submit it to state government. Once the DPR is cleared by all concerned authorities, it is expected to pave the way for the launching of the project, which will then ease traffic congestion and facilitate passenger movement to a great extent in this city. The project is likely to be ready by 2025.
|2018-11-28||Murder accused attacked, injured at Thane jail - Times of India|
Murder accused attacked, injured at Thane jail Nov 28, 2018, 17:09 IST THANE: A murder accused was attacked by another inmate with a pair of scissors inside the Thane Central Jail, police said. Aftab Hussain Khan (25) was injured in the attack on Tuesday afternoon. Aftab, arrested by Malvani police in Mumbai in an alleged case of murder, had been assigned a stitching job in tailoring department of the prison, a police official said. According to the preliminary probe, he was humming a song when Mejabuddin Yakub Khan, another inmate, thought that Aftab was abusing him, leading to a spat. Mejabuddin allegedly picked up a pair of scissors and attacked Aftab, hitting him on the forehead. Aftab was taken to the jail hospital where he received a dozen stitches, the police official said. A case under IPC section 326 (causing grievous hurt by means of dangerous weapons) was registered at Thane Nagar police station against Mejabuddin and further probe is on.
|2018-11-28||SP leader Abu Azmi calls for renaming Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune - India Today|
SP leader Abu Azmi calls for renaming Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune The Samajwadi Party leader has floated a proposal to change the name of Navi Mumbai to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Nagar, Thane to Jijamata Nagar and Pune to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar November 28, 2018UPDATED: November 28, 2018 23:22 IST Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Azmi on Wednesday (November 28) floated a proposal in the Maharashtra state assembly to change the name of three cities in the state. Speaking in the lower house of the state legislature, the SP leader called for changing the names of Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Pune. He, however, claimed that the proposal does not have any hidden religious agenda unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has been in the limelight for renaming certain places or cities of historical importance. Azmi said that he wanted the names of these cities as they do not have any such religious overtones and that it would not harm religious sentiments of the people. "Changing the names of Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune cities is not going to hurt any religious sentiments. So, I have demanded to change the name of Navi Mumbai to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Nagar, Thane to Jijamata Nagar and Pune as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, Azmi told India Today TV. On the other hand, Azmi vehemently opposed the proposal of changing the name of Aurangabad city to Sambhajinagar something that the Shiv Sena has been demanding for years. Aurangabad is named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. "The demand to change the name of Aurangabad is wrong. He was a great ruler who built great monuments. The demand to change Aurangabad's name is political, he said. BJP slams Azmi Slamming Azmi’s fresh proposal and attack, BJP MLA Raj Purohit said, "Abu Azmi does not know the history of the country. He is praising the cruelest rulers [Aurangzeb] history has seen. He killed his brothers and banned music. We want our city of Aurangabad to be renamed as Sambhaji Nagar. Azmi went on to say that if the BJP is keen on changing names of places over religion, it should start renaming its leaders as well. "BJP should change the names of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Mukesh Chandra and Shahanawaz Husain to Shankar Mahadevan," Azmi said.
|2018-11-28||Saving Lives & Time: Why Thane-Mumbai Skywalk Will Be The First-Of-Its-Kind in India! - The Better India|
Saving Lives & Time: Why Thane-Mumbai Skywalk Will Be The First-Of-Its-Kind in India! 605-m long and 145-m wide, it will run parallel to the railway tracks currently being used by the pedestrians. It is going to be the first to span a creek as well as connect cities. November 28, 2018, 1:24 pm Each day, thousands of people from Thane commute to Mumbai. If you happen to be one among them, then here’s something to be happy about. A one-of-its-kind skywalk connecting the two cities across the creek has been sanctioned. Here are five things you ought to know about it : 1. This is the country’s first skywalk that will be connecting two cities–Mumbai and Thane. Estimated to cost approx Rs 23.25 crore, it will ease the burden of the commuters, while crossing the railway tracks. 2. 605-m long and 145-m wide, it will run parallel to the railway tracks currently being used by the pedestrians. It is going to be the first to span a creek as well as connect cities. 3. Scheduled to be completed by March 2019, this project was initiated as part of the anti-trespassing measure being undertaken by the Railways. In a report published by Mid Day, an official with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), explained, “Right now, commuters cross the tracks to avoid a 20-minute walk. The proposed skywalk will take just five minutes to cross.” 4. Once constructed, it will also drastically reduce the number of accidents and deaths that crossing the railway tracks on foot brings about. The casualties along this stretch are so high that Thane features in a list as the third-highest number of railway deaths in 2018 alone. The skywalk will surely help change that. 5. With a great design in place, it boasts of elevators and seating arrangements for senior citizens. Equipment for firefighting, service ducts along the walkways and clear signage boards will also provide necessary guidance to users. It will also provide relief to commuters during the monsoons, especially with the installation of anti-skid flooring that will prevent mishaps. If you know anyone who will benefit from this news, do let them know today!
|2018-11-28||Green spaces in Thane become 'no-entry' zones till Metro work is over - Hindustan Times|
Green spaces in Thane become ‘no-entry’ zones till Metro work is over Harit Janpath areas are used by residents for walking, jogging, relaxing and exercising Updated: Nov 29, 2018 00:27 IST The pedestrian-friendly footpaths, constructed in 2012-13 along the Eastern Express Highway, are out of bounds for 30 months. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Authority (MMRDA) has barricaded the left side of the stretch from Teen Haath Naka to Cadbury junction for Metro construction work. An official from the Thane Municipal Corporation, requesting anonymity, said, “The MMRDA is checking the underground utility services to decide the alignment.” “They have dug up trenches along the highway and barricaded the green footpaths. They have informed us that the footpaths will remain barricaded for safety purpose till the Metro work is completed,” he said. The work on the Wadala to Kasarvadavli Metro started in Thane from July 21. The MMRDA has not yet finalised the alignment of the Metro. However, barricades are in place from Eastern Express Highway to the Ghodbunder Road Highway. The Harit Janpath areas are used by residents for walking, jogging, relaxing and exercising. Many delivery boys, postmen or salesmen were seen resting at the green spaces in the afternoon. The corporation spent crores of rupees on these footpaths which might be damaged in the ongoing Metro work. The TMC official said the footpaths will not be damaged during construction work. “The Metro line will be 9 metres above the ground. After the Metro work, the MMRDA will repair the Harit Janpaths and the other footpaths,” he said. An MMRDA official requesting anonymity said, “We had taken permission for barricading the area from the garden department of the TMC. The work will involve the use of heavy machinery which might pose a risk to pedestrians. To ensure their safety, the barricades will not be removed till the work of piers is completed. The work will take around 30 months to be completed.” He added that the work of soil testing and surveying the utilities is on. “We will repair the lawn, garden and the footpath if they are damaged during the Metro work,” he added.
|2018-11-28||Inmate attacked with scissors - Times of India|
Inmate attacked with scissors An undertrial was allegedly attacked by a fellow inmate with a pair of scissors over a petty issue at Central jail on Tuesday. Nov 29, 2018, 04:30 IST THANE: An undertrial was allegedly attacked by a fellow inmate with a pair of scissors over a petty issue at Central jail on Tuesday. Mejabuddin Khan attacked Jafar Khan (25), who was given work in the tailoring department. He was at work at 1pm, humming a song, which the accused mistook for abuse. He yelled at him, following which the victim questioned him, said an officer. Later, Mejabuddin attacked the victim above his eyebrows.
|2018-11-28||First of its kind in India Thane Mumbai skywalk will save lives and time - Mid-Day|
First Of Its Kind In India: Thane-Mumbai Skywalk Will Save Lives And Time Nov 28, 2018, 20:35 IST Thousands to benefit from the nearly 1-km Thane-Mumbai skywalk across the Thane creek, which will be ready by March 2019 Mumbai and Thane will soon have the country's first skywalk connecting two cities across a creek. The ambitious plan will benefit more than 25,000 commuters who currently risk their lives every day, walking on railway tracks to cross the creek to Thane station, resulting in several casualties. But this will soon be water under the bridge once the authorities build the Rs 23.25-crore foot over bridge across the creek. Thousands of people from towns like Vitava and Kopri are forced to either walk for 20 minutes around the creek to get to Thane station or take a deadly shortcut walking on the Thane-Kalwa railway tracks across the water body. Most end up taking the shortcut, which is risky, but costs them just 10 minutes. Unfortunately, many end up paying the ultimate price for this decision. Deadly track record In the past week alone, five people died and five more were injured in trespassing accidents in this railway zone. Frequent casualties along this stretch have no doubt contributed to Thane scoring the third-highest number of railway deaths (295, so far) on Central Railway in 2018. Come March, though, when the skywalk ought to be complete, it will not only save commuters' lives, but also their time, cutting the walk across the creek to just five minutes. That's half the time it costs them even to cross the tracks. The skywalk, which will be 605 metres long and 145 metres wide, will run parallel to the railway tracks currently used by pedestrians. It will be the first in the country to span a creek (Thane creek), as well as the first to connect two cities. While it will land near Thane station on the Mumbai end, across the water body in Thane district, it will connect to Vitava. Needs more landings As of now, two landings have been planned, but according to Subodh Jain, former general manager of Central Railway, the authorities must add more landings in between to encourage more people to use the skywalk. "We also need to add more landings in between. If there are only two landings, people will be discouraged to take the skywalk," said Jain, who had first proposed the project in 2012, after a study found that residents of Vitava and Kopri did not have any option but to walk on the railway tracks across the creek to get to Thane station and back. The project was then incorporated in the railways anti-trespassing measures, and following negotiations, it was decided that the local infrastructure development body — MMRDA — would build it. An MMRDA official explained, "Right now, commuters cross the tracks to avoid a 20-minute walk. The proposed skywalk will take just five minutes to cross."
|2018-11-28||Three workers acquitted in Thane murder case - United News of India|
Three workers acquitted in Thane murder case Thane, Nov 28 (UNI) Three people including a plumber and a welder , who were being tried for murder were acquitted in the case for lack of evidence by a district court. In his order on Tuesday, the Principal District Judge Virendra G Bisht, gave the benefit of doubt to the trio and freed them.The prosecutor said on August 1, 2015, three friends from Thane and Daighar set out for dinner to Mumbra in Thane district. Around 0115 hrs, one of them complained of uneasiness and they stopped by the roadside where one of them started vomitting. At the same time, the alleged accused arrived on the scene and relieved the victims of their money, chain, purse among other things and even stabbed the victim, Ranjit Girase (21) to death and badly injured the other friend Akshay Jadhav (20), the court was told. Appearing for the defence, the counsels Anil Joshi, MI Shaikh and Ashraf Shaikh challenged the entire case and pointed out several lapses in the investigations and said that the accused had been arrested just on suspicion and as such they had no involvement in the crime. The probe team had not followed proper procedure for identification, the defence pointed out. After hearing both the prosecution and defence, court held that the prosecution has failed to prove all the charges against the accused persons, Juber Ahmed Barkhatali Khan (21), Salman Aminuddin Shaikh, (truck cleaner), Welder and Salman Abdul Khalid Khan, 23, Plumber. They were from Daighar and Kurla of Mumbai.
|2018-11-27||Two brothers held for beating father to death - Times of India|
Two brothers held for beating father to death Nov 27, 2018, 21:05 IST THANE: Two brothers allegedly beat their father to death over a domestic issue at Kharivali village in neighbouring Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. District rural police said the accused- Deepak Kaluram Jadhav and his brother Nilesh, both in their 20s- were arrested for the incident that took place on Monday night. "Following an argument with their 52-year-old father, Kaluram Jadhav, they brutally thrashed him and also banged his head on a wall at their house in Kharivali, located in Wada tehsil. The incident took place around 8 pm," Palghar police spokesperson Hemant Kumar Katkar said. Based on a complaint lodged by the village police patil (village warden), an offence was registered and the duo was arrested from their house, the official said. They were booked under IPC section 302 (murder) and further investigation into the case was on, he said.
|2018-11-27||Thane woman, 5 months pregnant, found dead in NZ - Mumbai Mirror|
Thane woman, 5 months pregnant, found dead in NZY Updated: Nov 27, 2018, 06:00 IST Sonam Shelar, 26, had moved to New Zealand in April after her wedding last year; her body was found on a beach last week Husband told police she was upset after getting ultrasound report, contents of which have not been revealed; family says she had no reason to be depressed. A Thane woman, who moved to New Zealand in July after getting married, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at White Rock beach, Wairarapa, North Island last Friday. Sonam Shelar, 26, a fitness trainer, was reported missing from an apartment she and her husband shared with a few others in Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah, Wellington, on November 17. Sonam was five months pregnant and her husband, Sagar Shelar, 32, a chef, has told cops that she was upset after receiving her ultrasound reports. The local police, however, have not yet said anything about the cause of Sonam’s death, nor have they revealed the contents of the report. Sonam had married Sagar in December last year. The police have issued a press note asking anyone who may have seen Sonam on November 16 or November 17 to get in touch with them. They have also asked residents with CCTV cameras on their properties covering streets in the areas of Cashmere Avenue, Onslow Road, Box Hill, Burma Road and Agra Crescent to share the footage with the investigators. “Police want to hear from any person who may have seen Sonam,” said Detective Senior Sergeant, Warwick McKee. In Mumbai, Congress Rajya Sabha member Kumar Ketkar has stepped in to organise travel documents for Sonam’s family, including her cousin Harshal Patkar, so that they can fly to New Zealand. None from Sonam’s immediate family, residents of Adarsh Colony, Kopri in Thane East, were willing to comment on Sonam’s death on Monday. A family member, who did not wish to be identified, said he had spoken to Sonam and she did not sound depressed over the ultrasound reports. “She had no reason to be upset,” he said, adding that there was no plan to bring the body to India. “We want to talk to the police and understand what happened and carry out the last rites in New Zealand,” he said. Sonam’s body was found by surfers at White Rock beach. Just days before the body was found, her two mobile phones were recovered from Island Bay beach, following which the police intensified its search operation. While autopsy has revealed the sex of her foetus, the police have not yet made this information public. All the cops will say at this point is that they have a provisional cause of death, but details will be shared with the family only after investigations, including forensic analysis, are completed.
|2018-11-27||Raze weather sheds, fine defaulters: Civic chief - Times of India|
Raze weather sheds, fine defaulters: Civic chief Updated: Nov 28, 2018, 00:04 IST THANE: Fed up with the delay in the removal of weather sheds across the city, municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, in a meeting on Monday, instructed the anti-encroachment department to pull down these structures at the earliest and take strict action against defaulters. Every year, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) gives out permissions to citizens and institutions to put up weather sheds or asbestos sheets above their roofs or outside their windows during monsoon at a price of Rs 5,000 provided they remove it soon after. “The permissions to put up these structures are only for four months according to a 2011 circular. While this period is now complete, thousands of residential, educational and commercial buildings across the city seem to have failed to remove these now illegal structures. The civic chief has asked us to ensure that all these weather sheds are pulled down,” said Ashok Burpulle, head of TMC’s anti-encroachment department. In addition to instructing the department to bring down these structures at the earliest, Jaiswal has also asked officials to collect a penalty of Rs 5,000 per month from defaulters. “If a citizen or institution has kept the rain protection or weather shed for a month over the prescribed four-month period, he will be charged a fine of Rs 5,000. If he has kept it for two months beyond the four-month limit, it will cost him Rs 10,000. If any citizen or institution has put up this illegal shelter without civic permission, they will be charged the initial fee of Rs 5,000 in addition to the penalties,” added Burpulle. The department has already started the process of removing these constructions and collecting fine from defaulters. “While some have removed these structures in time, there are thousands who haven’t done so yet. We are hoping to cover the entire city at the earliest,” he said.
|2018-11-27||Illegal Thane 'dance bar' raided; 58 people including 6 bar girls arrested - Times Now|
Illegal Thane 'dance bar' raided; 58 people including 6 bar girls arrested Updated Nov 27, 2018 | 14:31 IST | In a crackdown on illegal dance bars in Mumbai, Vartaknagar police took action against a ‘Ladies Bar’ on Monday, arresting a total of 58 people including staffers and customers. Thane: In a crackdown on illegal dance bars in Mumbai, Vartaknagar police took action against a ‘Ladies Bar’ on Monday with the help of crime investigation unethical human trafficking cell, Thane. In the daring raid, a total of 58 people, including the bar owner, were arrested. Deputy Commissioner of Crime Investigation, Deepak Devraj, received information that 'Surasangit' bar in the Upavan area was operating well beyond the stipulated time limit. It was also told that the women waiters in the bar were behaving indecently and were wearing short clothes. Subsequently, on November 26, senior police inspector Ravindra Dondkar of Crime Investigation Department and senior police inspector of Vartak Nagar police station, Pradip Girdhar, raided the bar around 2 AM. During the raid at the bar, six bar girls were found in short clothes. Police arrested 58 people including bar manager Ganesh Das, 13 waiters, 19 costumers, six employees, five players and two drivers in a case of obscenity and violating rules. Moreover, Rs 4,55,000 were sized from hotel including Rs 1,97,000 from the hotel’s counter. A case has been registered against all in Vartaknagar police station. They were released on bail by the Thane court, sources said.
|2018-11-27||Thane plans for 100 e-charging stations, first one to be operational in Jan 2019 - CarWale - CarWale|
Thane plans for 100 e-charging stations, first one to be operational in Jan 2019 November 27, 2018, 09:45 AM IST Thane, part of the Mumbai metropolitan region, is all-set to get 100 electric charging points for cars as well as two-wheelers to boost the acceptability of electric vehicle sin the region. Thane Municipal Corporation has signed a MoU with Mahindra and Kinetic Electric for infrastructure development with funds provided by the International Finance Company. The MoU has been signed after two months of deliberation and the TMC has already started scouting for locations to evenly distribute the infrastructure in the ever-growing city. TMC has also planned to share the charging costs to make electric mobility even more lucrative for faster adoptions. The corporation plans to bear 75 per cent of the electricity cost in 2019, 50 per cent in 2020 and 25 per cent in 2021. With emission norms becoming stricter in 2020 and the promise of electric vehicle launches by quite a few manufacturers, the move seems well-timed. Although the deadline for the 100 e-charging stations hasn’t been declared, it should be completed within three years. The charging stations are also said to offer battery swaps, the technology for which is already being developed.
|2018-11-27||Thane Woman Allegedly Cheated Of 19 Lakh By Man Claiming To Be Foreigner - NDTV|
Thane Woman Allegedly Cheated Of 19 Lakh By Man Claiming To Be Foreigner The accused, who gave his name as Derrick Joe, came into contact with the woman who had just started her own business dealing with international clients, a police official said. Updated: November 28, 2018 00:38 IST THANE: A 42-year-old housewife from Thane in Maharashtra was allegedly cheated of Rs. 19.15 lakh by an unidentified man who claimed himself to be based in the US, the police said Tuesday. The accused, who gave his name as Derrick Joe, came into contact with the woman who had just started her own business dealing with international clients, a police official said. According to police, the accused identified himself as the son of a friend of the woman's father who is based in the US. The accused stayed in touch with the woman through social media. He told her that he was into the business of wines. "He offered to send the woman gifts through a parcel, which she refused. However, the accused insisted and told her that he was sending her a parcel containing leather bags, purses, wrist watches, chain lockets, and laptops," the official said. On August 28, the woman received a call from a man who identified himself as Delhi-based Central Excise Assistant Commissioner Sumit Kumar. "Kumar told the woman that her parcel had landed in Delhi and that she would have to pay Rs. 68,000 towards excise duty," the official said. When she refused to accept the parcel, he threatened to arrest her. "Scared by Kumar's threat, the woman transferred the money to his bank account, but was never given the parcel," he said. The man then kept extracting money from the woman under one pretext or the other. Realising that she was cheated, the woman approached the police. A case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act, the official added.
|2018-11-26||e-Sang Redwood to buy 200 acre land in Thane - Daily News & Analysis|
e-Sang Redwood to buy 200 acre land in Thane Updated: Nov 26, 2018, 05:15 AM IST Asian logistics developer e-Shang Redwood is close to acquiring in excess of 200 acre in Thane for its logistics hub, which would be its biggest project in India planned so far. Its Mumbai plans have been scaled up significantly with the backing of Allianz, the third-largest real estate fund in the world, which on Friday committed to jointly invest $1 billon in India. ESR, co-founded by major private equity player Warburg Pincus, is backed by global investment companies including APG, SK Holdings, JD.com, CITIC CLSA, Goldman Sachs, CPPIB, PGGM, Ping An. "We are in talks which are at its last stages for more than 200 acre at Bhiwandi. Mumbai for us is the most important hub for the warehousing business among all the states," Gaurav Sharma, director, leasing and acquisitions at ESR Adisers India, told DNA Money. ESR's second funding deal with Allianz is India specific and involves immediate equity commitment of $225 million to be funded on a 50:50 basis by Allianz and ESR subsequently be converted into a $1 billion assets under management platform. Such fund flows have helped ESR turn aggressive with an ambition to emerge as the largest player in the sector. "Our objective is to be the market leaders in India in the next 2-3 years, and in the next 2-3 months you would hear a lot from us," Sharma said at the sidelines of a CII-organised event on logistics sector. Allianz-ESR combine said they would be investing in eight key target cities of Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and the National Capital Region. "In Pune we got 53 acre for creating 1.2 million square feet. In Kolkata we have acquired 75 acre from a closed motorcycle plant, and in Chennai we are identifying land. There we are at the last stages of closing the deal which would be in excess of 150 acre," he said. ESR last week conducted the groundbreaking ceremony for the Chakan facility which would get completed in the fourth quarter of 2019. "In Uluberia near Kolkata, we have just started construction of 1.5 million square feet for which we have tied up with a major e-commerce player as a client for built-to-suit half a million square feet to be delivered to them by the middle of 2019," he said. BULLISH ON INDIA Allianz-ESR combine said they would be investing in eight key target cities of Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and NCR LOGISTICS PLAY $1 billion – It along with Allianz plans to invest in India 53 acre – Land co has got in Pune for creating a 1.2 million square feet facility
|2018-11-26||Ring Metro Line Granted to Elevate Ghodbunder Road, Thane's Linkages - Business Wire India|
Ring Metro Line Granted to Elevate Ghodbunder Road, Thane's Linkages Monday, November 26, 2018 10:00AM IST (4:30AM GMT) Over the years, Thane is known as the twin city of Mumbai. With the slew of robust infrastructure and transport linkages established, Ghodbunder road in Thane has now evolved as a preferred destination of the discerning home buyers. From perceived as the affordable home market, at the turn of the millennium it was positioned as a mid-range housing option. Today with the increasing base of commercial hubs and planned connectivity compounded with the enhanced civic infrastructure it has evolved into the prime destination for luxury residential real estate in the region of MMR. The decentralization of the business districts towards the north of the Island city, thriving IT and ITeS sectors, growing interest from the BFSI segment, mushrooming of the organized Retail has a cumulative effect on the value proposition of Ghodbunder road as a newly preferred micro market. Thane is the 16th most populated city in the country with a population of 18.9 lakh. As per 2011 census, Thane has experienced rapid urbanization during the past few decades. Going into the future, the projected population is expected to be 27.34 lakh in 2025, 34.99 lakh in 2035 and 39.45 lakh by 2045. With an increasing density of population, the city needs to gear up in terms of connectivity, transport linkages, and infrastructure. To meet the need for ever-increasing traffic congestion and population density, government authorities are looking at ways to enhance the linkages for Ghodbunder road. As road and rail connectivity is fast becoming crowded, MMRDA has created planned connectivity which shall link up regions of Thane with SOBO and at the adjoining areas like Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivali has also Vasai and Virar on the western line via metro. To create the city’s future-proof connectivity, MMRDA has planned a 29-km-long ring internal Metro corridor in Thane. Out of the total 29-km-long route, around 26-km will be elevated and the remaining 3-km stretch will be underground, stretched over 22 metro stations and 2 underground stations. It will connect the city’s interiors and provide faster and economical mode of transport to the city’s residents, especially those staying in the newly developing areas. An additional ring route metro is intended to handle the increasing vehicular density and ease traffic congestion. An estimate of how fast the city is expected to grow comes from the MMRC’s estimates of daily ridership of the Thane Ring Metro - around 5.76 lakh in 2025, expected to rise to around 8.72 lakh passengers by 2045. As an evolving global city, Thane is experiencing a comprehensive makeover, backed by a slew of infrastructure development and economic growth opportunities. From a time when it was seen as one of the ‘major’ real estate options for a home seeker, today it has reached the stage where it is considered one of the ‘first choices’ when looking out for a home. A clear winner when it comes to being the choice of aspiring home buyers, Ghodbunder road, Thane rightly tops the league in terms of residential, commercial and retail spaces – and it needs the ring Metro network, going into the future. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Thane ring Metro line, which is estimated to cost around Rs 12,000 crore, is nearing completion. With these infrastructure projects making the city ‘future-perfect’, Thane tops the list of the high-end home seeker looking out for a global home. Premium and luxury home seekers can choose from different ‘Palatial Living’ options in Thane. “The options of high-end homes across different projects are set to enhance Thane’s status as not just a high-end real estate destination, but an Uber luxury destination for palatial homes,” concluded Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani.
|2018-11-26||Thane: Four arrested for forging papers to avail personal loan - Daily News & Analysis|
Thane: Four arrested for forging papers to avail personal loan Updated: Nov 26, 2018, 06:15 AM IST Customer data is not safe anymore despite privacy facilities that now seem to exist only for the sake of regulatory norms. Four men were arrested by the Bhayander police from Thane district for forging people's identities and seeking personal loan to the tune of Rs 38 lakh from Bajaj Finance. On November 22, the Bhayander police arrested four men — Dilip Balu Hajare, 34 from Ambernath, Sunil Rajendra Yadav, 32 from Baldapur, Anil Janardhan Mhaskar, 37 from Mira road and Kunal Dilip Sonkamble, 21. "After the loan amount was disbursed to them by the company they had come to Bhayander to use that money for shopping," says a senior police official from Bhayander Police Station. When the men reached Bhayander on November 22, the cops arrested them red-handed. Preliminary investigation revealed that an insider from the company had handed them the data of 24 loan seekers. "They used this information to make documents and seek personal loan," he said. Forging documents is not enough to avail loan as it also requires verification of the information.
|2018-11-26||Thane Ore House demolished in controlled burn - KTOO|
|2018-11-26||Activists along with cops stop illegal bullock cart racing in Thane - Times of India|
Activists along with cops stop illegal bullock cart racing in Thane Nov 26, 2018, 17:20 IST THANE: When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India learned that a bullock cart race was scheduled to take place on November 25 in Chincholi village here near Titwala of Thane district, the group sprang into action and worked with the superintendent of police, Thane Rural, to stop the illegal and cruel spectacle. "The Supreme Court has made it clear that bullock cart races are illegal and there is no place in a civilized society for beating bulls with sticks and stabbing them with nails to force them to run,'' said PETA India Lead Emergency Response Coordinator, Meet Ashar. "Bulls already have a hard life without the additional torment of being forced to race. We commend the Thane rural police for enforcing the law and for showing that cruelty to animals will not be tolerated,” he added. PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to use for entertainment or abuse in any other way" – notes that during races, bulls are often beaten mercilessly with wooden sticks that are spiked with nails in order to get them to run in the sweltering heat and that the painful twisting and biting of their tails is common. Such events are also a threat to public safety. In October, in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Ajay Marathe, in which PETA India filed an intervention application, the high court of Bombay passed an order stating that it's bound by the observations and views of the 2014 Supreme Court judgment that banned bullock cart races across the country and stayed the operation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2017, which aims to allow bullock cart races in the State. The high court pointed out that the Supreme Court has categorically stated that bulls are not anatomically suited to racing. In September 2017, PETA India filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking its direction to strike down the state law that aims to legalise bullock cart races and the matter will be heard by a Constitutional Bench.
|2018-11-26||Journalists hold demonstration in Thane - United News of India|
Journalists hold demonstration in Thane Thane, Nov 26 (UNI) Journalists from all over Thane district on Monday held a demonstration in front of the Collectorate here to press for their long pending demands. Thane Zilla Patrakar Sangh president Sanjay Pitale and Thane Sahar patrakar Sangh Rajesh More led the protest which was participated by a large number of women journalists, coming from the several talukas and adjoining areas of Navi Mumbai. The primary demands of the agitating journalists include implementation of the Majathia Wage Board committee recommendations, enactment of stringent laws to protect journalists from attacks, provision of pension schemes for eligible journalists, and administrative action on the proposed District Patrakar Bhavan. A delegation of the journalists submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis through District Collector Rajesh Narvekar. Similar protests were held in all districts of the state by the respective district units of journalists associations.
|2018-11-25||Pregnant Woman Kicked In Stomach By Husband Loses Baby In Maharashtra - NDTV News|
Pregnant Woman Kicked In Stomach By Husband Loses Baby In Maharashtra The 31-year-old victim said in the complaint that after her marriage in November last year, she was facing harassment from the in-laws for dowry. Updated: November 25, 2018 02:00 IST THANE: Police in Thane district of Maharashtra have registered a case against a man after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife which resulted in miscarriage. A case under IPC sections 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive) and 498-A (husband or in-laws treating a woman with cruelty) was registered against Ganesh Save, the accused, and his parents, police said Saturday. Nobody has been arrested in the case yet, police said. The 31-year-old victim said in the complaint that after her marriage in November last year, she was facing harassment from the in-laws for dowry. Three days ago, the woman alleged, Ganesh kicked her in the stomach despite knowing that she was pregnant. She was taken to a hospital Friday after experiencing acute stomach pain. The doctors found that she had suffered a miscarriage, she said. Kasarvadavli police in the city are conducting further probe.
|2018-11-25||Kicked in the Stomach by Husband for Dowry, Thane Woman Loses Baby - News18|
Kicked in the Stomach by Husband for Dowry, Thane Woman Loses Baby A case under IPC sections 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive) and 498-A (husband or in-laws treating a woman with cruelty) was registered against Ganesh Save, the accused, and his parents, police said Saturday. Updated:November 25, 2018, 7:51 AM IST Thane: Police in Thane district of Maharashtra have registered a case against a man after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant wife which resulted in miscarriage. A case under IPC sections 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive) and 498-A (husband or in-laws treating a woman with cruelty) was registered against Ganesh Save, the accused, and his parents, police said Saturday. Nobody has been arrested in the case yet, police said. The 31-year-old victim said in the complaint that after her marriage in November last year, she was facing harassment from the in-laws for dowry. Three days ago, the woman alleged, Ganesh kicked her in the stomach despite knowing that she was pregnant. She was taken to a hospital Friday after experiencing acute stomach pain. The doctors found that she had suffered a miscarriage, she said. Kasarvadavli police in the city are conducting further probe.
|2018-11-25||Four arrested for stealing data, securing loans in Thane - Times of India|
Four arrested for stealing data, securing loans in Thane Nov 25, 2018, 18:54 IST THANE: Four persons were arrested for allegedly stealing data of costumers of a finance company and fraudulently securing loans on its basis, a senior Thane Rural police official said on Sunday. Assistant superintendent of police (Thane Rural) Atul Kulkarni said the four had stolen data of 24 customers of a finance firm with the help of an unidentified employee. The four made fake ID cards and forged other documents using this stolen data and secured loans from the finance firm. The ASP said that the four were planning to make purchases to the tune of Rs 38.72 lakh using these loans but were nabbed before they could carry out the transactions. He identified the four as Dileep Hazare (34), Sunil Yadav (32), Anil Mhaskar (37) and Kunal Sonkamble (21). A case of cheating and other offences had been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act at Bhayander police station, Kulkarni informed. A local court has remanded them in police custody till November 30 and further probe was underway, he said.
|2018-11-25||End of an era: Three-decades old Thane Ore House razed in fire training exercise - Juneau Empire|
|2018-11-25||Thane: Man kicks pregnant wife, she loses baby - Times of India|
Thane: Man kicks pregnant wife, she loses baby A Thane resident has been booked for allegedly kicking his pregnant wife and causing her to lose her baby.The 31-year-old woman complained to the police that her husband and four of his relatives had been harassing her. Nov 26, 2018, 03:44 IST THANE: A Thane resident has been booked for allegedly kicking his pregnant wife and causing her to lose her baby. The 31-year-old woman complained to the police that her husband and four of his relatives had been harassing her. She alleged that her husband pulled her by the hair, pushed her on the cot, beat her up, tried to gag her with a pillow and kicked her on the abdomen last Wednesday. "Two days later, she had a severe stomach ache and was taken to a hospital where doctors said she had had a miscarriage about 48 hours earlier," said a police officer.
|2018-11-24||#AndaChor: Thane-man steals 1.41 lakh eggs for revenge, gets arrested - NewsBytes|
#AndaChor: Thane-man steals 1.41 lakh eggs for revenge, gets arrested Stealing for revenge is not an unfamiliar act among rivals. It's the oldest trick in the book and whether you are 8 or 88, the devilish act gives immense satisfaction to all. However, a man in Thane, Maharashtra, went completely overboard with the idea and stole 1.41 lakh eggs to in a bid to destroy his rival's business. It didn't end well though. Accused intercepted truck loaded with eggs, thrashed driver and fled On Tuesday, the accused, an egg distributor himself, along with his three accomplices, intercepted his rival businessman's truck, loaded with the eggs, at Green City area in Ambernath city. They dragged the truck driver out of the vehicle and thrashed him. The accused then fled with the truck carrying 1.41L eggs worth Rs. 5 lakh, Rs. 2,000 in cash, and the driver's mobile phone. But, CCTV footage and tip-offs helped police in nabbing accused Following the incident, the truck driver filed a complaint against the accused. The police acquired the CCTV footage and through tip-offs from sources nabbed the main accused, Sadat. During interrogation, he confessed to his crime and revealed that he stole the eggs as he wanted to sabotage his rival's business. Notably, Sadat was also in a deep debt. Police recovered 1.16 lakh eggs, rest were sold Meanwhile, police said the search for Sadat's accomplices is underway. They also said they were able to recover 1.16 lakh eggs as the rest had already been sold. The investigation is on. Was the accused inspired by Teja from 'Andaz Apna Apna'? On a lighter note, the whole incident is similar to the dream of Andaz Apna Apna's Shyam Gopal Bajaj a.k.a 'mahapurush' Teja, who wanted to own a poultry farm. "Laakhon andon se karodon murgiyaan... aur unke kayi karodo ande," he had said. Remember? Nevertheless, like every other Bollywood slapstick comedy, the villain was finally caught and the Teja, in this story too, couldn't make his mark.
|2018-11-24||Mumbai doctor booked for harassing wife - Times of India|
Mumbai doctor booked for harassing wife Updated: Nov 24, 2018, 12:43 IST THANE: A case of harassment was registered against a 39-year-old doctor from a minority community here following a complaint by his wife, police said on Saturday. The complainant is also a doctor, they said. In her complaint lodged at Kapurbawdi police station on Friday, the 37-year-old victim alleged that her husband harassed her for money and other issues, and also married another woman. "While working together at a clinic in Mumbai the complainant and the accused fell in love. The victim, who was a Hindu, got converted to Islam and married him in November 2005," police said. "However, immediately after their marriage, her husband and in-laws started harassing her. They made her contest civic elections although she was pregnant. But she lost the polls," they said. Her husband constantly criticized her saying she could not cook well. The accused then married another woman and forced the victim to live together along with her two children, police added. In the complaint, the woman said since she was unable to bear the torture and fulfill his monetary demands any longer, she approached the police. The accused was booked under sections 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 494 (marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife) and others, police said adding that no arrest was made in the case so far.
|2018-11-24||Power supply in two Thane suburbs to be handled by private firm - Hindustan Times|
Power supply in two Thane suburbs to be handled by private firm MSEDCL suffers loss of ?296-crore in Thane district, mostly from the two suburbs Updated: Nov 25, 2018 00:34 IST Power thefts in Kalwa and Mumbra lead to 50% loss of revenue for the power company. Alarmed by this, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has sped up the privatisation process of electric distribution to these areas. The MSEDCL said tenders for privatisation are in the final stage and in the next three months the power distribution to these two suburbs will be through private agency. The losses in Mumbra are the highest in Thane district. The total default amount in Thane district is ?296 crore —Mumbra has arrears of ?73 crore and Kalwa ?20 crore. The power company claimed that privatisation will help curb the losses. Vishwas Pathak, director of MSEDCL, holding company, gave a report card of the past four years. Pathak said, “The losses in Mumbra are between 47% and 50%. More than half the consumers here do not pay electricity bills. Thus, we have decided to privatise the electricity bill distribution in Mumbra and Kalwa. The tenders are in final stage and the privatisation process will be completed in three months.” He said privatisation of distribution will help improve the recovery of power bills, thus decreasing the losses. He added that once the losses reduce in a few years, the power company might take over these two suburbs again. He added, “The same pattern is adopted in Bhiwandi where the power losses amounted to more than 50%. Only 50% consumers in Bhiwandi paid for power and we suffered heavy losses. The distribution franchise was handed over to Torrent, a private company. The losses are merely 18%.” There are more than 1.5 lakh consumers in Kalwa and Mumbra. Shrikant Jaltare, regional director of Konkan region of MSEDCL said, “Privatisation will not affect the cost of power supplied. However, the MSEDCL does not have the manpower required for recovery on such a huge amount. The private company can help improve this collection.” Pathak said the loss across the state amounts to ?30,000 crore out, of which, losses in the agricultural sector is ?25,000 crore while the non-agricultural urban areas recorded ?5,000-crore loss. Sunil Udawant, 37, resident of Kalwa, said, “We pay our bills regularly, however at times have to face load-shedding or power outage due to illegal connections. We only want uninterrupted power supply with no increase in rates.” The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd had started installing new meters across the state in 2015. In 2016, more than 16 lakh meters were reported to be faulty, which the company had to replace. In Thane, around 3.87 lakh faulty meters had to be replaced. At present, the company is also facing shortage of meters. While there is a demand for more than 41,000 meters in the district, the company has only 28,000. The two companies which had supplied faulty meters were debarred and a suit was also filed against them. Since April this year, the MSEDCL has received more than 850 complaints of bill correction. Most people had complaints of less or exorbitant bill amounts and had to go to the MSEDCL office to get the bill corrected. The MSEDCL has now made the bill correction facility online. Consumers can log on to the MSEDCL website and complain about inflated bill. The complaint will be forwarded to the sub-division who will have to address the complaint in seven days. After the Thane Municipal Corporation’s move to promote e-vehicles, the MSEDCL will follow suit. The power company has decided to set up six power charging stations across Thane in the next couple of years. The stations will be fast DC charging station, which will charge the vehicles in 45 minutes to an hour. MSEDCL will also set up four charging stations in Navi Mumbai, four in Panvel and seven along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. On Thursday, civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal announced to set up 100 charging stations in the city and also support the launch of e-vehicles to encourage the use of battery operated vehicles. Pathak, said, “We have decided to set up 500 e-vehicle charging station across the state in the coming years. The first phase will include 50 charging stations, of which, two stations are set up in Pune and Nagpur. Thane will have six charging stations.” The consumers will have to pay ?6 per unit as tariff for charging, while a discount of ?1.50 will be given to vehicles which charge from 10pm to 7am. He added, “Consumers can book these charging points through mobile phones using their MSEDCL consumer code. The charges will be included in their power bills. This will bring about transparency.”
|2018-11-24||Flesh trade racket busted, three held in Thane - Times of India|
Flesh trade racket busted, three held in Thane Nov 24, 2018, 12:45 IST THANE: Three persons, including two women, were arrested for allegedly running a prostitution racket at Mira Road in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Saturday. The arrests were made by the Thane district rural police following a raid at a massage parlour-cum-saloon at Mira Road on Thursday, in which five girls were also rescued. Assistant Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni said nine women hiding in secret rooms at the parlour were also rescued during the operation. "Police had got a tip-off that a saloon in the locality was running a prostitution racket. Swinging into action, police conducted a raid at the saloon and arrested its three operators, including two women," he said. "During the raid, five girls found in the parlour and nine women hiding in secret rooms there were rescued," police said. An offence under IPC section 370 (trafficking of persons) and different sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was registered at Naya Nagar police station and further probe was on.
|2018-11-24||Thane: 37-year-old slaps harassment charges against husband - Times of India|
Thane: 37-year-old slaps harassment charges against husband Nov 25, 2018, 00:02 IST THANE: A 39-year-old physiotherapist has been booked by the Kapurbawdi police for allegedly harassing his 37-year-old wife for more money and other petty reasons. The complainant is also a physiotherapist by profession. The police said that the victim, who is a mother of two daughters, had alleged on Friday that the accused got married to another woman even though he was already married. Since 2005, the accused has been harassing the victim for some reason or the other. The couple run a clinic in Naupada since the last couple of years and live in a plush complex near Majiwada. According to the doctor’s complaint, the accused met her while they both were working in a clinic in Mumbai. She got converted to Islam and then got married as he was a Muslim. Immediately after their marriage, the husband started harassing his first wife. The accused even made the victim contest for the civic elections from Wadala even though she was pregnant but she lost the polls. The accused was also a physiotherapist of the Oman cricket team. The accused used to criticized the victim over his culinary skills. He once even make her stand naked in the kitchen for a couple of hours, a police official said. The complainant, who is reportedly a relative of a political honcho, also stated in her complaint that the accused had forced her to live with his second wife. Unable to put up with the harassment, the victim approached the police. Meanwhile, the victim also alleged that as her husband was the physiotherapist of influential senior IPS officers, he had threatened her of dire consequences and even told her that she cannot take any legal action against him as he was well connected in the police department. After registering three non-coginizable cases, the cops finally registered a case under Sections 498A, 323, 504, 506, 406 and 494 of the Indian Penal Code against the husband. Investigations are on in the case.
|2018-11-24||NGO, Thane school kickstart zero-waste management campaign - Times of India|
NGO, Thane school kickstart zero-waste management campaign Updated: Nov 25, 2018, 00:04 IST THANE: In an attempt to make every city school a zero-waste institution and start instilling the habit of cleanliness and road safely in the minds of the Gen X, city-based environmental NGO R-Nisarg and Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School kick started the first-of-its-kind ‘Prarambh movement’ on Saturday morning. Over the years, the issue of solid waste segregation and disposal seems to have become a topic of discussion across the lake city as the 750-metric tonnes of waste generated from societies, schools and public areas per day has no way of being scientifically disposed of. Three schools— St. Xavier’s High School, Singhania High School and Lodha World School— have been following the waste management drive religiously since the last four years with the help of R-Nisarg. The move to turn the small initiative into a pan-city campaign, provide a platform for all school authorities to come together and chalk out plans and join the movement resulted in the conceptualization of Prarambh. Founder of the NGO Dr. Lata Ghanshamnani said, “Making a waste management plan for each of the three schools over the past four years has been a time consuming and exhaustive process, and we realized that if we needed it to reach out to all schools in the city then we would need a digital platform. I then reached out to Dr. Revathi Srinivasan who helped us create and launch this movement.” While the main focus of this movement is to help city schools reduce, reuse, recycle, segregate and manage their waste through the ‘follow the monkey’ part of the campaign, it will also include the Smiles or Safety for miles campaign which basically requires a registered school to adopt a kilometer of the road in their vicinity and ensure the road safety rules are followed there. “Every action we undertake falls in four categories—knowingly right: wherein we know that our action is the correct thing to do and consciously do it; knowingly wrong: wherein we know something is illegal or harmful but still go ahead with it; unknowingly wrong: wherein we don’t realize when we are doing something wrong and unknowingly right: wherein we do the correct step without realizing it. This #unknowinglyright act takes place only because of the habits instilled in us in our environment and we aim to make each child take an unknowingly right decision when it comes to road safety and solid waste management,” said Dr. Srinivasan, addressing the crowd of academicians at an event on Saturday. As part of this movement, each registered school will be guided through the process of converting their school into a zero waste school through the digital platform and workshops. “The first Prarambh level has tasks like organizing awareness workshops, waste segregation and monitoring whether commuters are wearing seatbelts and helmets or jaywalking. The second will include schools that have established infrastructure to manage their waste; and the third level will include those who have established an exhaustive waste management segregation and road safety drive and invite us for audits,” Dr. Ghanshamnani said.Speaking about the initiative, Padmashree Dr. Anil Kakodkar, said, “If we inculcate these habits in children at a primary level then they are bound to change the city for the better. This will help them shape their personalities in a way that readies them to be torchbearers of our society.”
|2018-11-24||Gutka worth Rs 4.52 lakh seized in Mumbra - Times of India|
Gutka worth Rs 4.52 lakh seized in Mumbra Nov 24, 2018, 17:14 IST THANE: Gutka worth Rs 4.52 lakh was seized during a raid at a godown in Mumbra in the district, police said on Saturday. The Anti Narcotics Cell of Thane police took the action on Friday, they said. The raid was conducted following a tip-off, police said adding, an offence under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 273 (sale of noxious food or drink) was registered at Mumbra police station.
|2018-11-24||NCP's former Thane president 'misappropriates' 3 cr for temple trust; case registered - United News of India|
NCP's former Thane president 'misappropriates' 3 cr for temple trust; case registered Thane, Nov 24 (UNI) A criminal offence was registered against the former chairman and the president of NCP Thane Unit for the alleged charges of misappropriating the temple trust money to the tune of around Rs 3.22 crore, police said on Saturday. NCP's Manoj Pradhan is accused of misappropriating the trust money of Sri Vajreshwari Yogini Devi trust. According to police, the fraud, which took place between February 2014 and March 2017, was traced by the the present chairman Kaplesh Patil. In a complaint, police stated that Mr Pradhan had fabricated the Fixed Deposit documents of the matured deposits to pose as if they have been reinvested in a bank branch at Mulund while in fact it was not so.
|2018-11-24||Borivali, Thane stations high earners through UTS app - The Hindu|
Borivali, Thane stations high earners through UTS app NOVEMBER 25, 2018 00:01 IST Western Railway station generates ?70.24 lakh from 53,775 tickets booked at Borivali in October Borivali and Thane stations top the list in the city in terms of revenue generated and number of tickets booked through the UTS mobile app, respectively. Western Railway (WR) generated ?70.24 lakh as revenue from 53,775 tickets booked through the app at Borivali in October. In the same month, 92,406 tickets worth ?54.97 lakh were booked at Thane. While Borivali accounted for the highest revenue from the app, more tickets were booked at Andheri. Similarly, Virar ranks fifth in the number of tickets sold, but accounted for the second-highest revenue earned for WR. This was because of the higher fare, especially for first class tickets, from Borivali and Virar to Churchgate as compared to the Andheri-Churchgate, senior divisional commercial manager (Mumbai), WR, Aarti Parihar, said. On the Central line, Thane earned the highest revenue and its ticket sales accounted for nearly 10% of all tickets booked from the app across the divisions of Central Railway (CR). Kalyan generated ?10 lakh less than Thane, with only around 36,000 tickets. “We have dedicated a team of four staff members for the promotion of the app. They generally target terminating stations such as Borivali, Andheri, Churchgate and Virar during the start of the month so as to attract season ticket holders,” Ms. Parihar said. Season ticket holders make up nearly 69% of the commuters on WR. “While growth in season ticket holders has been more or less constant, we have also seen increasing number of commuters use the app for single journey tickets,” she said. The app was started in 2014 in select CR stations on a pilot basis and then expanded to suburban railway networks across the country. Railway officials said the introduction of the QR code at Mumbai suburban stations helped in the adoption of the app. “Since GPS would give an approximation, often passengers were unable to book tickets when they were too close to the station. With each station getting a unique QR code, this has been resolved,” a senior railway official said. Railway stations across the country have been geo-fenced, which is why the app does not allow passengers to book tickets if they are in a train or waiting for one on a platform. This feature was added to curb potential ticketless travel.
|2018-11-24||Thane: 55-year-old worker dies after being attacked with sharp weapon - Times of India|
Thane: 55-year-old worker dies after being attacked with sharp weapon Nov 24, 2018, 23:59 IST THANE: A 55-year-old worker employed with a wooden box manufacturing factory at Goteghar was found murdered under mysterious circumstances on Friday. One of the victim’s colleague is allegedly said to be responsible for his murder. The cops detained him at Khandwa on Saturday. According to the complaint by the factory owner, the duo were the only two in the factory on Friday and they had stayed back that night. On Friday morning when the owner came to the factory, he found the body of the victim, Baliram Balli. The accused, who has been identified as Farman Khan, was not at the spot. The victim had suffered several injuries on his head. During investigation, the cops learnt that one of the shopkeepers in the area had heard loud quarrelling noises between the two at night. Another shopkeeper told the cops that Khan had asked him for the train timings at 3.30am and walked away, said Mangesh Sawant, the senior inspector of Daighar police station. Sawant added that based on all these clues, they launched a manhunt to nab the accused and detained him on Saturday evening. Balli’s body has been sent for post-mortem. The accused had used a sharp object to kill Balli. The cops suspect an old rivalry to be the motive behind the murder. The police have since taken the body for a postmortem and further probe into the crime is underway. The Shil-Daighar police have registered an offence under Sections 302 of the IPC.
|2018-11-24||Thane: 15 civic school kids shortlisted for Nat'l Science Congress - Times of India|
Thane: 15 civic school kids shortlisted for Nat'l Science Congress Updated: Nov 24, 2018, 23:59 IST THANE: A special screening round had been conducted exclusively for civic school students recently for the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC). As many as 15 students from five civic schools in Thane have been shortlisted and they will stand a chance to showcase their projects at the NCSC. From conducting a survey on energy consumption in their neighbourhoods, to visiting homes and getting people to speak about tobacco and drug addiction, , the 10 to 14-year-old students are on their toes and are putting up a tough fight to bag a spot in the next round that will be held next weekend. “The area that I live in is near a slum pocket. At any time of the day I see someone or the other smoking a cigarette or chewing tobacco. So, I felt a strong urge to write about the subject which is why when the topics were to be decided I thought of taking up this issue. We are in the process of conducting surveys, talking to people and doctors. We want to get to the root of the problem,” said a student. To attract more students to participate in the competition, Jidnyasa Trust which is the co-ordinating agency of NCSC for Maharashtra, had conducted a separate guidance workshop for civic school teachers. Surendra Dighe, managing trustee of Jidnyasa, said, “Over the past three years, less students from civic schools have been participating in this competition. To gain a larger interest and more response we have arranged a guidance workshop wherein the details of the rounds were explained.Some teachers had wonderful concepts. which students could work on related to their socio-economic background or neighbourhood issues. we have extended the deadline to November 30.”
|2018-11-24||New Year gift: Thane to get 100 e-charging stations - Times of India|
New Year gift: Thane to get 100 e-charging stations Nov 25, 2018, 00:05 IST THANE: If all goes as planned then by the New Year the city will get its first batch of e-charging stations in many parts of the city. The civic body is planning to roll out one such facility in January and has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding this on Thursday. Officials said that in the MoU was signed by the TMC and two private automobile companies—Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd and Kinetic Greens— after carrying out a two-month discussion and survey. They will launch 100 e-charging stations in the city. Sunil Pote, deputy city-engineer at the TMC said, “We had conducted a survey wherein it was brought to our notice that 60% of the pollution in our city is caused by vehicles. We had approached the International Finance Company who is providing the funds. We are currently in the process of identifying amenity plots for setting up the e-stations. Public spaces near malls, theatres and other areas are being targetted. The companies will be offering some beneficial buy-back schemes to garner a positive and larger response from citizens.” To make the initiative more lucrative for residents, the TMC will bear 75% of the electricity cost for the first year, 50% in the second and 25% in the third year, an official said. “If a user wants to charge his two-wheeler at the station then he/she will have to pay Rs 7 after which they will be able to ride the bike for 70km at a stretch. If we are going to provide electricity then the prices will be very economical. This way, the project will be a sustainable transport solution and will help in curbing the air pollution. It will also be affordable. The charging station will be equipped with battery swapping technologies as well. The companies are in the process of developing battery swapping technologies too,” added Pote. If a user wants to charge his two-wheeler at the station then he/she will have to pay Rs 7 after which they will be able to ride the bike for 70km at a stretch. If we are going to provide electricity then the prices will be very economical. This way, the project will be a sustainable transport solution and will help in curbing the air pollution.
|2018-11-24||Maharashtra cop on the run after raping rape survivor - Indiatimes.com|
Maharashtra cop on the run after raping rape survivor A 34-year-old police sub-inspector is on the run after being booked for blackmailing and raping a rape survivor whose case he was investigating since last year. Updated: Nov 24, 2018, 11:03 IST BHIWANDI: A 34-year-old police sub-inspector is on the run after being booked for blackmailing and raping a rape survivor whose case he was investigating since last year. Rohan Ganjari is posted with the Kongaon police station here. He was handling the case of a 26-year-old woman, who claims her boyfriend's name was added in the rape FIR against her wishes and when she sought that it be removed, Ganjari blackmailed and raped her. The woman had met Satish, 28, who runs a cellphone shop in Bhiwandi, while on a vacation in her aunt's house in 2015. Soon they became close and Satish established physical relations after promising marriage. After some time, an earlier girlfriend of Satish, Rabiya, learned about the relationship and threatened her. In her complaint, she said one day Rabiya called her to her house for discussions. There, she was served juice laced with sedatives and was raped by a friend of Rabiya while Rabiya recorded the act. Rabiya then began blackmailing her and demanded Rs 50,000. The survivor said she approached the Kongaon police last year and sought to register an FIR against Rabiya and her friend. But the cops added Satish's name too, and Ganjari arrested him and put him behind bars. Ganjari then demanded sexual favours to remove Satish's name. On August 8, Ganjari took the woman to a Kalyan lodge and raped her. Before that, he made sure he had her signature on a statement saying she had a physical relationship with him by her own consent. Ganjari began demanding sexual favours regularly, and fed up, she approached the Kongaon police against Ganjari on Thursday. A Kongaon police official said Ganjari fled from the city a few days before she filed her complaint. Even his family is not aware of where he has gone.
|2018-11-23||Thane: RTI activist arrested for extortion - Daily News & Analysis|
Thane: RTI activist arrested for extortion Updated: Nov 23, 2018, 07:42 AM IST RTI has become a weapon of big and small time activists who use it to threaten realtors as well as hawkers in Thane. In one such case, an activist from Thane was held by Thane police for trying to collect hafta in the name of RTI from shopkeepers, hawkers, tea stall owners, etc. This makes him the eighth RTI activist arrested in Thane region since October. On November 20, Vartaknagar police arrested Mahendrasingh Soni, 41 for extorting money from a shopkeeper in the area. Two months back Soni contacted the shopkeeper and told him that he has some information against his business. “He said he is a journalist and demanded Rs 5,000 to keep quiet or else he would forward the information to the authorities and get his shop closed,” says senior police inspector P C Giridhar, Vartaknagar police station, Thane. The shopkeeper (does not wish to be named) obliged and paid him the money and bought his silence. However, Soni allegedly kept asking for more money since then. “He demanded a monthly hafta of Rs 5,000 from him again to keep mum,” says he. The shopkeeper did not revert in October to his demands. But Soni continued to pester him and when he again asked for hafta in mid-November, the shopkeeper lodged a police complaint against him last weekend. “We arrested Soni red-handed on Tuesday when he came to accept the money,” he says. The cops produced him in Thane court which remanded him to police custody till November 26. During the investigation, the cops learned that Soni bothered vada pavwallahs, hawkers, etc., in the area for hafta. “Two more persons have come forward with similar complaints against him. Along with hawkers, he would also threaten government officials of exposing them with the help of RTI,” he says.
|2018-11-23||Man who fled with truck transporting eggs arrested in Thane - The Tribune India|
Man who fled with truck transporting eggs arrested in Thane updated: Nov 23, 2018, 12:13 PM (IST) A man has been arrested for allegedly fleeing with a truck transporting over a lakh eggs from Hyderabad in Telangana to Ambernath in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday. The incident happened on November 18 and the accused, identified as Sadat, and three others fled with the truck after abducting its driver and his son, Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Deoraj said. The two were later dropped off at an isolated place, he said. Sadat was arrested from Mahapoli in Bhinwadi township while efforts were on to nab the other accused, he said. The eggs, valued at Rs 4.12 lakh, the truck and the car used in the crime have been recovered, he added.
|2018-11-23||Thane: Rs 50000 reward for information on those who burned down 70K trees - Mid-Day|
Thane: Rs 50,000 Reward For Information On Those Who Burned Down 70K Trees Nov 23, 2018, 11:00 IST The chief forest department officer, Thane, has also requested people to come forward and help the department water the plants during the summer and winter The chief forest department officer, Thane, has announced a reward of Rs 50,000 to anyone with information on the person who set fire to and destroyed 70,000 trees in Kalyan. The officer has also requested people to come forward and help the department water the plants during the summer and winter. A year ago, one lakh saplings had been planted on a hillock in Mangrul at Neville village near Kalyan to create a green cover. Last week, 70,000 of them were destroyed in a fire allegedly set by some land-grabbers. An angry Kalyan MP Shrikant Shinde, who had launched the plantation drive at Neville village last July, sat in protest against the forest department at their Kopari office and was subsequently arrested along with his supporters. Deputy Conservator Forest Jitendra Ramgaokar said, "Aside from this reward, we have decided to hand out smaller rewards to anyone with information about those trying to destroy forest cover in the area."
|2018-11-23||Cab driver, his two children held for manhandling cop in Thane - Times of India|
Cab driver, his two children held for manhandling cop in Thane Nov 23, 2018, 17:49 IST THANE: A cab driver and his two children, including his daughter, were arrested here for allegedly manhandling a police inspector, an official said on Friday. The accused were identified as Bahadur Dwarka Prasad (50), his son Arun (22) and daughter Shweta (23), police said. Bahadur Prasad, an Ola cab driver, had picked up a passenger from Mumbai and dropped him in Thane on the night of November 21, the official said. "But when he asked the passenger to pay the fare, the latter accused him of overcharging and allegedly started abusing and beating up him," he said. After a heated exchange, the driver took the passenger to Naupada police station and lodged a complaint against him. The police asked both of them to return in the morning, the official added. "As instructed by the police, both the parties went to the police station on Wednesday morning. Shortly before noon, when police inspector (crime) Sanjay Dhumal was discussing the case with the driver, his son and daughter, who were also present there, started interrupting him and talking loudly," police said. "The officer asked them to remain calm and sit by the side and allow him to complete his work. However, this annoyed them and they started abusing Dhumal," police said adding that Shweta even pulled him by his uniform. Sub-inspector Mohini Kapile lodged a complaint against the trio and they were booked under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and others. They were arrested on Wednesday and later produced in a local court, which remanded them in judicial custody, police said.
|2018-11-23||Thane Ore House to burn Saturday - KTOO - KTOO|
|2018-11-23||SDO's steno held for accepting bribe in Thane - United News of India|
SDO's steno held for accepting bribe in Thane Thane , Nov 23 (UNI) A stenographer working with Bhiwandi SDO (Sub-divisional officer) was trapped by the Thane Police for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 14 lakhs from a doctor for doing a favour. According to Police, steno Sunil Kamble accepted the bribe from the doctor in lieu of passing a "favourable order for his farm land" to support his SDO boss. The Thane city police have registered an offence under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 Sunil Kamble who was working with Bhiwandi SDO Dr Mohan Naladkar. According to the FIR lodged with Bhiwandi police by DY SP ACB Balkrishna Joshi, Sunil allegedly accepted the cash on November 20 to benefit himself and the SDO. The arrest of the steno has sent shock waves across the revenue department with employees wondering as to how a person of a low stature as that of a steno could demand such a huge amount and feel there is something fishy in the entire matter.
|2018-11-23||Thane: Cab driver, kids assault cop, arrested - Times of India|
Thane: Cab driver, kids assault cop, arrested A 50-year-old cab driver and his son and daughter were arrested for allegedly manhandling an on-duty police inspector inside Naupada police station on Wednesday. Nov 24, 2018, 03:46 IST THANE: A 50-year-old cab driver and his son and daughter were arrested for allegedly manhandling an on-duty police inspector inside Naupada police station on Wednesday. Police said Bahadur Prasad picked up a passenger from Mumbai and dropped him to Thane late Wednesday. "The passenger accused Prasad of overcharging and allegedly started beating him up," said a police officer. Prasad drove the passenger to Naupada police station and lodged a complaint against him. The police asked them to return the next morning. "Both came on Thursday and were explaining the case to inspector Sanjay Dhumal when Prasad's son, Arun, 22, and daughter, Shweta, 23, who were also present, started interrupting and talking loudly," said a police officer. Dhumal requested them to remain calm, but they got irked and started abusing him. Police claimed the daughter pulled Dhumal by his uniform.
|2018-11-23||Thane Cab Driver's Family Arrested After His Daughter Manhandles ... - NDTV|
Thane Cab Driver's Family Arrested After His Daughter Manhandles Cop The accused were identified as 50-year-old Bahadur Dwarka Prasad, his son Arun, 22 and daughter Shweta, 23, the police said. Updated: November 23, 2018 14:01 IST THANE: A cab driver and his two children were arrested in Maharashtra's Thane for allegedly manhandling a police inspector, an official said on Friday. The accused were identified as 50-year-old Bahadur Dwarka Prasad, his son Arun, 22 and daughter Shweta, 23, the police said. Bahadur Prasad, an Ola cab driver, had picked up a passenger from Mumbai and dropped him in Thane on the night of November 21, the official said. "But when he asked the passenger to pay the fare, the latter accused him of overcharging and allegedly started abusing and beating him up," he said. "After a heated exchange, the driver took the passenger to Naupada police station and lodged a complaint against him. The police asked both of them to return in the morning," the official added. "As instructed by the police, both the parties went to the police station the next morning. Shortly before noon, when police inspector (crime) Sanjay Dhumal was discussing the case with the driver, his son and daughter, who were also present there, started interrupting him and talking loudly," police said. "The officer asked them to remain calm and sit by the side and allow him to complete his work. However, this annoyed them and they started abusing inspector Dhumal," the police said, adding that Shweta even pulled him by his uniform. Sub-inspector Mohini Kapile lodged a complaint against the three and they were charged under Indian Penal Code sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and others. They were arrested and later produced in a local court, which sent them to judicial custody, police said.
|2018-11-23||Police officer accused of raping 23-year-old woman in Thane ... - Times of India|
Police officer accused of raping 23-year-old woman in Thane Nov 23, 2018, 23:06 IST THANE: A case of rape has been registered against a police officer in Thane district of Maharashtra. The officer allegedly raped a 23-year-old woman who wanted to withdraw a complaint of rape she had filed against her friend, said Kongaon Police in Bhiwandi taulka of the district on Friday. While a case under IPC sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) was registered against police sub-inspector Rohan Gonjari, he is yet to be arrested. The victim had earlier lodged a complaint of rape with Mankurd Police in Mumbai, which was later transferred to Shanti Nagar Police Station in Bhiwandi for investigation. The victim later said she wanted to withdraw her complaint as she and the accused were good friends. Sub-inspector Gonjari, attached to Shantinagar Police Station, allegedly told her that he will release her friend, and asked her to meet him at Rajnoli bypass on August 16. From there, he allegedly took her to a guest-house in Kalyan town in the district and raped her, the victim said. After she approached Kongaon Police on November 21, an FIR was registered. Further probe is underway.
|2018-11-23||Kalyan: 25000 more saplings set on fire; 2 boys caught - Times of India|
Kalyan: 25,000 more saplings set on fire; 2 boys caught Another 25,000 saplings of the 57,000 planted by Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde caught fire at Khutavali village on Friday in Ambernath, Thane district.This is second time in two weeks that there has been a fire there. Nov 24, 2018, 04:16 IST KALYAN: Another 25,000 saplings of the 57,000 planted by Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde caught fire at Khutavali village on Friday in Ambernath, Thane district. This is second time in two weeks that there has been a fire there. Forest officials claimed their team nabbed two boys were caught but their families set them free. Deputy conservator of forest (Thane) Jitendra Ramgaokar said, "Our team nabbed two minors who used a lighter to burn the saplings. A case has been registered against the duo." Ramgaokar said his team controlled the fire, which started at 3pm, in an hour. Last week, around 70,000 saplings caught fire in Mangrul, near Nevali village, where Shinde and his supporters had planted one lakh. Shinde and his supporters had protested at the forest office in Thane and Sena workers had thrown ash on the forest officer. Shinde has demanded a CBI inquiry and said that action must be taken against forest officials who failed to protect the saplings. Shinde said the land mafia was behind the fire.
|2018-11-23||Chalo Ayodhya: How Shiv Sena's left from Thane for Ayodhya, dressed in saffron getup - Times Now|
Chalo Ayodhya: How Shiv Sena's left from Thane for Ayodhya, dressed in saffron getup Updated Nov 24, 2018 | 00:54 IST Hundreds of Shivsainiks that had left from Thane to go to Ayodhya on Thursday were clad saffron. Their attire, caps, cap-feathers and accessories were all saffron. The entire area was swathed in saffron. Thane: The first group of Shivsainiks left from Thane to go to Ayodhya on Thursday. They have already reached Ayodhya, ahead of the visit to Ram Janmabhoomi that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray hopes to carry off. The Shiv Sainiks were chanting slogans like 'Chalo Ayodhya', (Head to Ayodhya) Pehle Mandir Fir Sarkar (First construct the temple, then form the government), and 'Jai Shri Ram' even at the Thane railway station. Hundreds of Shiv Sainiks were wearing saffron caps with saffron feathers, and saffron dresses. The entire area looked bathed in saffron hues. Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray arrives into Ayodhya on November 24. In this two-day tour, the Maha Arati will be performed on the banks of Sarayu river, and Uddhav Thackeray will interact with the people of Ayodhya. He will also be addressing a public meeting after paying obeisance at the makeshift mandir of Lord Rama. Uddhav Thackeray is going to Ayodhya for the first time and is accompanied by hundreds of Shiv Sainiks from Mumbai and Thane. A significant number of women Shiv Sainiks are travelling to Ayodhya in private buses and vehicles. Thousands of Shiv Sainiks had gathered to see this first batch off. Thane's Mayor Meenakshi Shindane showed a flag to the train filled with Shiv Sainiks. On this occasion Thane district chief (rural) Prakash Patil, Gopal Ladge, Thane Municipal Corporation (ThMaPa) house leader Naresh Mhaske, and other Shiv Sainiks were present in large numbers. One of the Shiv Sainiks who is a part of this Chalo Ayodhya movement is Mohan Yadav who works as a security guard in Pune Municipal Corporation. Though he is injured in the foot, Yadav managed to reach Ayodhya in ten days. yadav is known to have attended every rally that the late Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray addressed in his lifetime. While all this was happening and groups of Shiv Sainiks were leaving from Thane for Ayodhya, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was at the Shivneri fort on Thursday afternoon. Before embarking on his Ayodhya trip, Thackeray wanted to take a handful of soil from the birthplace of the iconic Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's birthplace. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered a Hindu icon for having challenged the might of proselytizing tyrant Aurangzeb. Therefore, Uddhav Thackeray, while taking the soil, said that he was not carrying plain soil, but that soil which has been made sacred by the birth of the great king and therefore he was taking the sentiments of millions of Hindus along with him. Thackeray expressed strong faith that the Ram temple at Ayodhya will become reality soon.
|2018-11-23||Thane Police arrest businessman who stole 1.41 lakh eggs due to huge debt - Scroll.in|
Thane Police arrest businessman who stole 1.41 lakh eggs due to huge debt The police are now looking for the accused’s three accomplices. Nov 23, 2018 · 12:15 pm Thane Crime Branch officials arrested a businessman on Thursday for allegedly stealing a truck filled with 1.41 lakh eggs worth Rs 5 lakh. The police are now looking for his three accomplices, Mid Day reported. The accused, an egg distributor, and his three accomplices, who were in a car, intercepted the truck at Green City area in Ambernath city around 3.15 am on Tuesday. They allegedly dragged the truck driver, Mohammed Shaikh, out of the vehicle and began to beat him up. The accused also assaulted Mujammil, the son of their business rival, who was accompanying Shaikh. After blindfolding and dumping Shaikh near Titwala town, the accused fled with the truck, laden with 4,700 trays of 1.41 lakh eggs, Rs 2,000 in cash and Shaikh’s mobile phone, the police said. Subsequently, Shaikh lodged a complaint at the Shivaji Nagar police station. “Our team which scoured CCTV footage and also got tip-offs from sources, learnt that one of the accused in the robbery, Sadat, was a resident of Bhiwandi,” Thane Crime Branch Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Devaraj said. “We caught him and have started the search for his associates. We have recovered only 1.16 lakh eggs, as the rest have been sold. The investigation is going on.” Another police officer told DNA that Sadat confessed to the crime, and said he committed it because he was in deep debt. He will be produced in a court in Kalyan on Friday.
|2018-11-22||Protesting farmers, tribals begin march from Thane to Mumbai - Financial Express|
Protesting farmers, tribals begin march from Thane to Mumbai Published: November 22, 2018 6:13 AM Around 30,000-35000 farmers and tribals on Wednesday began their two-day protest march from Thane to Mumbai demanding compensation for drought, loan waiver, hike in MSP and the transfer of forest rights to tribals. Around 30,000-35000 farmers and tribals on Wednesday began their two-day protest march from Thane to Mumbai demanding compensation for drought, loan waiver, hike in MSP and the transfer of forest rights to tribals. The march will end at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The demands of protesters include implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report, which suggested that farmers must have assured access to and control over resources such as land and water. They are also demanding hike in the MSP and a judicial system to ensure its implementation. They are also seeking proper implementation of the loan waiver package announced by the state government last year, land rights for farmers and compensation for farm labourers, passing of claims under the Forest Rights Act and drought compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre for non-irrigated land and Rs lakh per acre for irrigated land. Tribals and farmers from north Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Ahmednagar and other parts of the state are taking part in the march. Water conservationist Rajendra Singh, MP Raju Shetti and others will also take part in the rally. Shetti said that the morcha will culminate with storming of the Vidhan Bhawan where the state legislature session is underway. In March this year, farmers had held a long march from Nasik to Mumbai, led by the All India Kisan Sabha, to press for their demands. The Maharashtra unit of the Aam Aadmi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Peasants and Workers Party have extended their support.
|2018-11-22||Farmers march from Thane to Vidhan Sabha | Ground Report - Times Now|
FFarmers march from Thane to Vidhan Sabha | Ground Report Times Now's Herman Gomes reports from Mumbai as farmers continue to rally for their demands.
|2018-11-22||Huhtamaki PPL slips 8% on closure directions for Thane plant from MPCB - Moneycontrol.com|
Huhtamaki PPL slips 8% on closure directions for Thane plant from MPCB Huhtamaki PPL filed a Writ Petition in the Bombay High Court on November 21, challenging and setting aside the closure direction. First Published on Nov 22, 2018 10:53 am Huhtamaki PPL shares plunged as much as 7.6 percent in morning on Thursday after getting closure directions from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board for its Thane plant in Maharashtra. The company, on November 20, received closure directions from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for its manufacturing activities, within 72 hours and take all precautionary measures for safe closure, in relation to its Thane Plant, the flexible packaging and packaging solutions provider said. According to Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, the company violated Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products (Manufacture, Usage, Sale, Transport, Handling and Storage) Notification dated 23rd March, 2018 and Maharashtra Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 2006. In response to the allegation, the company has filed a Writ Petition in the Bombay High Court on November 21, challenging and setting aside the closure direction. At 10:42 hours IST, the stock was quoting at Rs 196.00, down Rs 11.75, or 5.66 percent on the BSE.
|2018-11-22||Shiv Sena workers from Thane start for Ayodhya amid clamour for Ram temple - India Today|
Shiv Sena workers from Thane start for Ayodhya amid clamour for Ram temple Laden with posters of Ram and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the special train started from Thane and is expected to reach Ayodhya on Friday evening. November 22, 2018 UPDATED: November 22, 2018 22:54 IST Usual gatherings of Shiv Sainiks roar with slogans like 'Jai Maharashtra' or 'Jai Shivaji', but on Thursday as hundreds of Shiv Sena workers gathered at the Thane Railway Station, the station premises resounded with 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans when a contingent of nearly 1,500 Shiv Sena workers left for Ayodhya. Laden with posters of Ram and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, the special train started from Thane and is expected to reach Ayodhya on Friday evening. Shiv Sena has also coined a new slogan, especially for the Ayodhya visit - 'Har Hindu ka yahi pukar, pehle mandir phir sarkar' (every Hindu has only one calling, first the temple then government). Sena workers carried posters and shouted the slogan as they boarded the train. "This government has failed on its promise to construct a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. They came to power on the promise of Ram temple, but in the last four and half years it has not done anything for the Ram temple. Our party president Uddhav ji is going to Ayodhya to remind the Modi government of its promise," said Shiv Sena leader Naresh Mhaske. Interestingly, the contingent also had a large number of north Indian workers who were enthusiastically shouting slogans of 'mandir wahi banyenge'. Asked whether the Shiv Sena is also trying to woo the North Indian voters through its Ayodhya mission, Shiv Sena leaders denied such plans. "There is no need to deliberately woo the North Indian voters. As Hindus, they have always been with the party and now they also understand who really cares for Hindus and who only does lip service," said Hemant Pawar. "Balasaheb was the true leader of Hindus. He was Hindu Hriday Samrat. We believe that his son Uddhav will only give justice to the issue of Ram Temple. We have high hopes from him," said Lakshman Bundela, Shiv Sena office bearer from Navi Mumbai, who is also travelling to Ayodhya. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray visited Shivneri Fort in Pune district, the birthplace of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He collected soil from the fort, which he will carry to Ayodhya.
|2018-11-22||Mahindra signs MoU with Thane Municipal Corporation to provide end to end last mile mobility solutions - Automotive World|
Mahindra signs MoU with Thane Municipal Corporation to provide end to end last mile mobility solutions Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to provide end-to-end last mile mobility solutions November 22, 2018 Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), a part of the $20.7-billion Mahindra Group, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to provide end-to-end last mile mobility solutions. This would be done through the deployment of Mahindra’s electric vehicles for first and last mile connectivity across Thane, including its recently launched electric three-wheeler, Treo, as well as the mass passenger carrier, e-Supro, etc. In the initial phase of the project, Mahindra will deploy 100 electric vehicles and the partnership would be active for a period of 5 years. With a clear focus on building a full-fledged ecosystem around sustainable mobility, Mahindra and the Thane Municipal Corporation will jointly work toward building sustainable transportation for all, supported by the Eco-Cities Program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The MoU was signed between Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and the Thane Municipal Corporation. Dr Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “As the pioneers of electric vehicles and the EV mobility ecosystem catalyst in India, we are delighted to contribute to the sustainable development of Thane by deploying our electric vehicles for a greener, smarter future. I would like to applaud the Thane Municipal Corporation for this novel initiative of encouraging the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles. I am confident that together we will enable a major shift in the way the people of Thane commute and transition toward smart mobility and smart cities”. Under the aegis of the MoU, Mahindra will scale up the first and last mile services through the deployment of its vehicles and daily vehicle and driver management services for an integrated smart mobility platform in Thane. It will bring different vehicle types onto one platform, available for citizens to access through bookings. The Thane Municipal Corporation will provide the requisite support in enabling the ecosystem and building up the infrastructure and space for installation of charging stations. As part of the MoU, the Thane Municipal Corporation will also provide parking space for the electric vehicles in close proximity to the charging locations proposed by Mahindra. The TMC will also coordinate with other ecosystem players such as the power utility companies and other regulators to ensure low electricity tariff for electric vehicle charging and a seamless execution of the project.
|2018-11-22||Farmers begin march from Thane to Mumbai for land rights, loan waiver - CNBCTV18|
Farmers begin march from Thane to Mumbai for land rights, loan waiver Nov 22, 2018 03:50 PM IST Magsaysay award winner Dr Rajendra Singh, also known as Waterman of India, is among the marchers. They started walking Wednesday afternoon and will reach the Somaiyya Ground in Mumbai's Sion area where they will halt for the night. The farmers are demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report, which suggested that farmers must have assured access and control over resources such as land and water. They are also demanding an increase in the minimum support price and a judicial system to ensure its implementation. The farmers, struggling to cope with the agrarian crisis, are demanding proper implementation of the loan waiver package announced by the BJP-led government in the state last year, land rights for farmers and compensation for farm labourers. Demanding compensation for drought and the transfer of forest rights to tribals, thousands of farmers and tribals began a two-day march from Thane to Mumbai on Wednesday, eight months after a similar protest that started from Nashik. Magsaysay award winner Dr Rajendra Singh, also known as Waterman of India, is among the marchers. They started walking Wednesday afternoon and will reach the Somaiyya Ground in Mumbai's Sion area where they will halt for the night. They will reach Azad Maidan in south Mumbai early on Thursday and will try to hold a demonstration near Vidhan Bhawan, where the state legislature session is underway, a leader of the march said. The participants are mostly from Thane, Bhusawal and Marathwada regions, he said. The farmers are demanding implementation of the Swaminathan Committee report, which suggested that farmers must have assured access and control over resources such as land and water. They are also demanding an increase in the minimum support price and a judicial system to ensure its implementation. The farmers, struggling to cope with the agrarian crisis, are demanding proper implementation of the loan waiver package announced by the BJP-led government in the state last year, land rights for farmers and compensation for farm labourers. "We have been consistently asking the state government to fulfil our long-standing demands but the response has been lukewarm. We are forced to launch this agitation," said Pratibha Shinde, general secretary of Lok Sangharsh Morcha, which is organising the protest. "We are taking maximum care to ensure that Mumbai citizens are not inconvenienced," Shinde said. In March, thousands of farmers, led by the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha, took out a 180 km long march from Nashik to Mumbai in March to press for their demands. That protest saw a sea of red, formed by farmers in red caps, converge in Mumbai from across Maharashtra.
|2018-11-22||Huntamaki PPL share price: Huhtamaki PPL cracks 7% on directive ... - Economic Times|
Huhtamaki PPL cracks 7% on directive to shut Thane plant Nov 22, 2018, 10.09 AM IST NEW DELHI: Shares of Huhtamaki PPL cracked 7 per cent on BSE in early trade on Thursday, a day after receiving an order from Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to close down its Thane plant. The company has filed a Writ Petition in Bombay High Court on 21 November, challenging and setting aside closure direction. The company deals in containers & packaging business. Shares of the company opened at Rs 200 on BSE and touched intraday low of Rs 192 soon. At 9:55 m, the scrip was trading at Rs 195.05, down 6.11 per cent. Meanwhile, domestic equity benchmarks were trading in positive territory amid steady Asian cues, easing crude oil prices and strengthening rupee against the dollar. The BSE Sensex was 0.43 per cent up at 35,352 at the time of writing of this report.
|2018-11-22||Over 10000 Farmers March From Thane to Mumbai in Protest - BloombergQuint|
Farmers’ March in Mumbai: Protest Called Off After Govt Assurances November 22 2018, 12:54 PM The Lok Sangharsh Morcha, which led the farmers' march to Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Thursday, 22 November, called off the protest after getting written assurances on their demands from the Maharashtra government. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday assured tribal farmers that their forest land rights claims will be settled by December this year, reported PTI. Over 10,000 farmers staged the protest march from Thane to Azad Maidan, demanding higher MSP, adequate drought compensation, and complete loan waiver. Farmers from various parts of the state came together for the two-day march. They also demanded that the land tilled by the Adivasi farmers be written off in their name under the Forest Rights Act (FRA). Swaraj Abhiyan activist Yogendra Yadav and conservationist Rajendra Singh were leading the march. Over 10,000 farmers participated in the two-day protest march from Thane to Mumbai’s Azad Maidan Farmers from various parts of Maharashtra stayed over in Mumbai’s Sion before marching towards Azad Maidan on early morning Thursday The farmers demands included: MSP at 50% higher than the production cost, drought compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre for non-irrigated land and Rs 1 lakh per acre for irrigated land, and complete loan waiver
|2018-11-22||Thane: Most 'hi-tech' bins installed recently defunct sans power - Times of India|
Thane: Most 'hi-tech' bins installed recently defunct sans power Updated: Nov 23, 2018, 00:02 IST THANE: Most of the ‘hi-tech’ garbage bins installed by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for collection of waste two months ago are lying defunct with no power supply. The TMC had promised that using the bins would win citizens an array of freebies like discount coupons and a chance to win a gold coin. The installation of the bins was part of the phase one of the project. Civic officials said that most of them are inaccessible due to lack of electrical connection because of which residents cannot scan the code, log on to the mobile application and claim their rewards. A civic official said, “Although the pilot project was installed near Cadbury junction the work of setting up other bins took place simultaneously. Only some kiosks are in working condition currently as we are facing issues of lack of power in the others. We had a meeting recently with the concerned electricity department and will be making the facility available to users soon. As there is a sensor located inside the kiosk, the whole idea was to lure residents to deposit litter in the bins so that they can scan the unique code displayed on the machine and later send the code to the mobile application to receive rewards. Since there is no electricity residents are unable to avail these facilities.” Asian Gallant, a Mumbai-based start-up that has been hired to maintain and operate the system claimed that they are happy with the response after having collected 70 tonnes of garbage over the past two months. Abhijit Deokar, founder of the bin, said, “Despite the services not being fully functional presently, we have collected 70 tonnes of waste till date. Meanwhile we are working on improving our mobile application so when the bins are ready we can reach out to the residents easily. We will also conduct an awareness campaign because while collecting the waste we found out that people are not segregating the trash into the four categories mentioned at the kiosk — dry/wet waste, plastic and other waste. We are hopeful that the issues get solved soon.” The first kiosk was launched in June by the civic body at Pokhran Road 1 after which 70 more facilities were set up along the roadside at several pockets in the city namely Masunda/Upvan lake, Pachpakhadi area to name a few. As there is a sensor located inside the kiosk, the whole idea was to lure residents to deposit litter in the bins so that they can scan the unique code displayed on the machine and later send it to the mobile application to get rewards. Since there is no electricity residents are unable to avail these facilities Despite the services not being fully functional presently, we have collected 70 tonnes of waste till date. Meanwhile we are working on improving our mobile application so when the bins are ready we can reach out to the residents easily. We will also educate citizens about segregating dry and wet waste.
|2018-11-22||Will finalise 4 cluster plans by Dec, says Thane Municipal Corporation - Hindustan Times|
Will finalise 4 cluster plans by Dec, says Thane Municipal Corporation These four clusters will be developed as model clusters and the URPs will be send for approval to the general body in December Updated: Nov 23, 2018 00:32 IST After missing the October deadline to start work on the first cluster, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has said it would finalise the urban renewal plan (URP) for the first four clusters by December. The four clusters of Kopri, Kissannagar, Lokmanya Nagar and Rabodi on priority basis and finalise their urban renewal plans in December. These four clusters will be developed as model clusters and the URPs will be send for approval to the general body in December. Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal conducted a meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to speed up the cluster scheme. A high-power committee meeting is also scheduled in December to discuss the basic facilities to be provided for each of the four clusters. The corporation had announced to start the work on the first cluster by October. However, following the massive objections raised by the Koliwadas and the gaonthans as well as the state’s decision to scrap these settlements from the cluster scheme, put a brake on the corporation’s plan. The town planning department had to resurvey the cluster to omit these old settlements from the URP. An official from the town planning department said, “We received more than 18,000 suggestions and objections on the 44 urban renewal plans we had published.” “We are still conducting hearings on suggestions and objections. This entire month will go in these hearings,” he said. The official added, “The hearing for these four cluster is almost over.” Around 23% area will be developed under the four clusters which will be developed as model clusters. The official added, “After finalising the URPs, we will have to design the basic facilities to be provided in these clusters for which a meeting with high-power committee is scheduled in December.”
|2018-11-22||Shiv Sena workers to leave from Thane to Ayodhya via special train - India Today|
Shiv Sena workers to leave from Thane to Ayodhya via special train November 22, 2018 Shiv Sena workers are all prepared to leave for Ayodhya from Thane for Uddhav Thackeray's proposed visit to Ayodhya.Around 10,000 Shiv Sena workers will be leaving for Ayodhya via a special train from Thane.One of the Sena workers said that they are going to fulfil the dreams of Bal Thackeray."We are going to remind the Yogi-government that when they sought votes in the name of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, why are they forgetting about the issue now," another Shiv Sena worker said.
|2018-11-22||Festive time: Prabhat pheris, langar, kirtans to mark Guru Nanak Jayanti - Times of India|
Festive time: Prabhat pheris, langar, kirtans to mark Guru Nanak Jayanti Updated: Nov 22, 2018, 23:57 IST THANE: Prayers, prasad and kirtans are set to mark the celebration of the birthday of Guru Nanak, the first of the 10 gurus of the Sikh community, in Thane city on Friday. While the gurudwaras across the city gear up for Guru Nanak Jayanti, setting up brightly lit and beautifully decorated mandaps mark the celebrations for devotees at home. “This is a very auspicious day for our community and we begin the day by reading the holy path (a forty-eight-hour non-stop reading of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs) and worshipping Guru Nanak in the morning. We light up our homes just like we do during Diwali and spend the day with family, as everybody comes together to help out in the mega feast,” said Gurpreet Kaur, a resident of Naupada. “After having a small family celebration at home, we visit the gurudwara for prayers and kirtans, followed by langar, which is the prasad given after. Some members of our community also go to the gurudwara early to help them prepare the meal and prasad for the large crowd that comes on this day,” added Antar Singh, a Manpada resident. For some members of the community, Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations started a week in advance as these citizens went around meeting relatives or following the guru’s teaching by indulging in acts of generosity. “We conduct prabhat pheris, wherein they sing gurbanis and go around visiting houses where they have ardaas (prayers) about a week before Guru Nanak Jayanti. It is a holy time for us. For those who do not do the prabhat pheri in advance, the gurudwara holds a small procession where kirtans are sung,” said Kuljot Khurana, a Brahmand resident. “Guru Nanak Dev founded Sikhism and led the community by example, specially when it came to reaching out and helping others. Starting a week before the festival, we donate clothes, books and food to various gurudwaras, and they then reach out to those in need and hand it over to them,” added Nirmal Singh, a Kopri resident. We begin the day by reading the holy Guru Granth Sahib and worshipping Guru Nanak in the morning. We light up our homes just like we do during Diwali and spend the day with family, as everybody comes together to help out in the mega feast.
|2018-11-22||Thane: 1 held for fleeing with truck loaded with 1.40 lakh eggs - Times of India|
Thane: 1 held for fleeing with truck loaded with 1.40 lakh eggs Updated: Nov 23, 2018, 00:01 IST THANE: The city crime branch solved the 1.40 lakh egg robbery case with the arrest of one person along Ambernath-Badlapur highway recently. However, three others managed to give the cops the slip. Eggs worth Rs 4.70 lakh were seized by the cops. On Sunday, at 3.15am, the truck loaded with 1.40 lakh eggs was being transported from Hyderabad and was heading towards Ambernath-Badlapur highway. Suddenly, a speeding car stopped the truck and attacked the driver, Nabi Shaikh, and his 17-year-old son. The accused then blindfolded them and took them to a jungle in Titwala and left them there. After which they drove away with the truck and eggs, said DCP Deepak Deoraj. The accused then took the truck of eggs to a godown in Bhiwandi and kept it there for a couple of days. They sold nearly 22,000 eggs in the market. A case was then registered with the Ambernath police under Sections 394, 341, 363 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The Ulhasnagar crime branch unit was carrying out a parallel probe and took the victims to the crime scene. Based on a tip-off, the police laid a trap and arrested one of the accused, identified as Sadat. The cops recovered 1.16 lakh eggs. During the probe, he told investigators that he was suffering huge losses and was debt ridden. So he decided to rob the truck as the demand for eggs is high, said Mahesh Tarde, senior inspector of Ulhasnagar crime branch. Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab the other accused.
|2018-11-22||Ram temple on their lips, Shiv Sainiks set off for Ayodhya - Times of India|
Ram temple on their lips, Shiv Sainiks set off for Ayodhya Nov 23, 2018, 04:26 IST THANE: Cries of 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Pehle mandir phir sarkar' and 'Chalo Ayodhya' echoed from platform 7 of Thane station on Thursday as a special train carrying thousands of Shiv Sainiks began rolling around 2.50pm - about half an hour behind schedule - for Ayodhya, which will be a key electoral issue for the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. After Thane mayor Meenakshi Shinde performed an aarti of the engine, over 2,000 Sainiks, wearing saffron caps and scarfs and armed with placards, boarded the LTT-Ayodhya train at Thane to join the mega rally, maha sabha and maha aarti organised by the party over the weekend. "We have been hearing about the government's promises to build the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya for the past few elections, and now it is high time they speed up the process," said Shiv Sena corporator Naresh Mhaske. "We will be supporting our party chief Uddhav Thackeray there and pressuring the Centre to acknowledge the determination of the citizens and begin groundwork for the building of the Ram Mandir before making any more promises in the elections," he added. Clearly, the mandir issue is part of the Sena's political strategy to show BJP in poor light for having failed to deliver on its promise to build the temple there. The train, which picked up more supporters from Kalyan, Kasara, will reach Ayodhya by Friday night. A maha aarti will be arranged at Naya Ghat on Saturday evening at 5.15pm. "The day will start with a visit to Lord Ram's Janmabhoomi, followed by a public rally and a maha sabha with prominent sadhus. Once the discussion is complete and the end result is to the satisfaction of the people, we will return on Monday," said a Sainik on the train. Strangely, members of the Sena's women's wing and Yuva Sena were missing on the train. When asked, a Sena office-bearer said they have been asked to lead the maha aartis planned to be held across the state simultaneously with Thackeray's aarti by the Saryu. The party has made all arrangements, from the special train to accommodation, food and emergency services for the Sainiks. A medical team of 10, including four doctors, is travelling on the train. With crowds of this size, hitches would not be unexpected. Ravi Amle, 38, however, managed to sort out the tangle he had landed in. He had got off at Kasara station to buy a toothbrush. He went out of the station looking for one and while returning, saw the train leave. He rushed out, took a taxi spending Rs 1,000 and reached Igatpuri station in 20-25 minutes to rejoin the train. "I was ready to go up to Nashik to get the train because I wanted to participate in the Ayodhya puja at any cost," said Amle.
|2018-11-22||Man poses as RTI activist in Thane, extorts Rs 5,000 from grocer - Hindustan Times|
Man poses as RTI activist in Thane, extorts Rs 5,000 from grocer Soni recently threatened said he would expose the grocer’s selling low-quality products and running a fake lottery, and extorted money from him. Updated: Nov 22, 2018 07:49 IST Vartak Nagar police on Wednesday arrested a 41-year-old man for posing as a right-to-information (RTI) activist and using it as a cover, threatened and extorted businessman, vegetable vendors, paan shop owners and food vendors. The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane. P Giridhar, a senior police Inspector from Vartak Nagar police station said, “We are requesting people who have been cheated by Soni to come ahead and lodged a complaint. Soni tried to extort anyone in Thane, be it a vegetable vendor or food stall owner.” Giridhar said Soni recently threatened a local grocer, saying he would expose his selling low-quality products and running a fake lottery, and extorted money from him. Police learned that Soni had extorted as much as Rs 5,000 in the month of October from the grocer and later demanded he pays him the same amount every month for the next five years. Giridhar said, “It was on Tuesday when Soni went to the grocer’s shop and asked for ?5,000 and threatened to lodge a complaint at Mantralaya (the working office of the state government) and his business would be subsequently shut down. The grocer asked him to come the next day.” On that very day, the grocer approached the Vartak Nagar police and lodged a complaint against Soni. Late at night, police laid a trap and caught Soni. “We produced him in court and he was remanded in police custody till November 26. We will hand over Soni to the Thane Anti Extortion cell for investigation as many other fake RTI activists have been arrested.”
|2018-11-22||Thane civic body signs agreement with Mahindra for provision of - United News of India|
Thane civic body signs agreement with Mahindra for provision of Thane, Nov 22 (UNI) Aiming to further the vision of a Smart City,the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), apart of the USD 20.7-billion Mahindra Group, to provide an integrated end-to-end last mile mobility solutions. This would be done through the deployment of Mahindra’s electric vehicles for first and last mile connectivity across Thane city,including its recently launched electric three-wheeler, Treo, as well as the mass passenger carrier, e-Supro, among others. In the initial phase of the project, Mahindra will deploy 100 electric vehicles and the partnership would be active for a period of five years. With a clear focus on building a full-fledged ecosystem around sustainable mobility, Mahindra and TMC will jointly work toward building sustainable transportation for all, supported by the Eco-Cities Programme of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director of M&M Ltd, said, "As the pioneers of electric vehicles and the EV mobility ecosystem catalyst in India, we are delighted to contribute to the sustainable development of Thane by deploying our electric vehicles for a greener, smarter future. I would like to applaud the Thane Municipal Corporation for this novel initiative of encouraging the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles. I am confident that together we will enable a major shift in the way the people of Thane commute and transition toward smart mobility and smart cities. "Under the aegis of the MoU, Mahindra will scale up the first and last mile services through the deployment of its vehicles and daily vehicle and driver management services for an integrated smart mobility platform in Thane. It will bring different vehicle types onto one platform, available for citizens to access through bookings.The TMC will provide the requisite support in enabling the ecosystem and building up the infrastructure and space for installation of charging stations. As part of the MoU, the TMC will also provide parking space for the electric vehicles in close proximity to the charging locations proposed by Mahindra. The TMC will also coordinate with other ecosystem players such as the power utility companies and other regulators to ensure low electricity tariff for electric vehicle charging and a seamless execution of the project. This is aimed at furthering the vision of a Smart City through an integrated smart mobility solution, he added. Talking to newsmen, municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said that the Corporation would in different slabs reimburse the electric expenses to the operator of the station. For this, the Corporation has made a provision of Rs 30 crore, he informed. Charging stations would also be set up on reservation plots and also amenities plots, he further informed.He said that in the near future, the malls and other facilities would be forced to set up such stations for charging of vehicles. The Corporation has also signed an MoU with the Kinetic Greens, headed. Kannan Chakrabarty of Mahindra, additional municipal commissioner Rajendra Ahirav and Ritesh Mantri of Kinetic were present on the occasion.
|2018-11-21||Farmers to march from Thane to Mumbai today, demand land reforms - Hindustan Times|
Farmers to march from Thane to Mumbai today, demand land reforms The farmers march, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, will see farmers and tribals take part in it. Traffic jams are likely in Mumbai on both days as protesters will walk down the roads from Thane toll Naka to Azad Maidan. Updated: Nov 21, 2018 13:03 IST Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra will march from Thane to state capital Mumbai on Wednesday to reiterate their demand for support from the government on several issues on Wednesday, eight months after a similar protest. The march, which will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, will see farmers and tribals take part in it. Traffic jams are likely in Mumbai on both days as protesters will walk down the roads from Thane toll Naka to Azad Maidan. Farmers in Maharashtra, who are struggling to cope with the agrarian crisis and natural calamities, are demanding a proper implementation of the loan waiver package announced by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in 2017, the implementation of recommendations of the MS Swaminathan Commission, land rights for farmers and also compensation for farm labourers. “We have been consistently asking the state government to fulfil our long-standing demands but the response has been lukewarm. We are forced to agitate,” said Pratibha Shinde, general secretary of Lok Sangharsh Morcha (LSM), which is organising the protest. “We are taking maximum care to ensure that Mumbai citizens are not inconvenienced,” Shinde said. The march will start from Thane and end at Somaiyya Ground in Sion on Wednesday, where the Morcha will hold a rally. The next day, the farmers will march to Azad Maidan and continue their agitation till their demands are met. More than 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra, led by Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), took out a march’ from Nashik to Mumbai on March 12 to press for their demands. Their 180km march over several days culminated in Mumbai on March 11. The farmers called off their agitation after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government accepted “almost all” of their demands in writing and assured to implement them in a time-bound manner. But the farmers said the government has not met any of their demands since then.
|2018-11-21||Oberoi Realty in talks to buy Blue Star's Thane land parcel - The ... - Economic Times|
Oberoi Realty in talks to buy Blue Star’s Thane land parcel Updated: Nov 21, 2018, 02.58 PM IST Realty developer Oberoi RealtyNSE 0.60 % is in talks with air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration company Blue Star India to acquire its 9-acre land parcel in Thane on an outright basis, said two persons with direct knowledge of the development. The land parcel is located on Thane’s Pokhran Road II next to the GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals’ 60-acre land parcel Oberoi Realty acquired last year for Rs 555 crore. The developer is planning to combine the Blue Star India land parcel with the GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals plot. “The deal is expected to be concluded soon. The plot is expected to fetch anything between Rs 120 crore and Rs 150 crore, given the benchmarks set by recent transactions in the vicinity,” said one of the persons mentioned above. In 2015, Blue Star had introduced a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its workmen at the Thane plant. It had then announced that this plant had become non-viable due to various reasons such as high-cost of manufacturing, including local body tax (LBT), leading to incurring losses for the four years before that. The plant was closed with effect from August 10, 2015. “We had recently invited bids for this land parcel. As per the process, we are currently negotiating with the interested parties, although nothing has been finalised yet,” Blue Star joint managing director B Thiagarajan told ET. “The company is negotiating with at least three more entities apart from Oberoi Realty for this land parcel.” ET’s email query to Oberoi Realty remained unanswered till the time of going to press. The money realised will be used for expansion of the company’s manufacturing facilities, research & development and digital enterprise initiatives, Thiagarajan said, while adding the consideration for the land parcel would be higher than Rs 150 crore. For the half-year ended September 30, Blue Star reported 12% rise in net profit at ?111.13 crore, while revenue grew 7% to Rs 2,540 crore. Given the high land prices and saturation in Mumbai, several developers have ventured into neighbouring Thane. Many large developers, including Hiranandani Constructions, Lodha Developers, Wadhwa Group, Runwal Group, Rustomjee and Tata Housing, are already executing realty projects there. In May, Kalpataru emerged as the highest bidder for an 8-acre plot of Mondelez India, formerly Cadbury India, on Thane’s Pokhran Road 1, with its bid price of Rs 282 crore. Last week, Godrej Properties, along with Godrej Fund Management, acquired a 4-acre land parcel on Ghodbunder Road in Thane.
|2018-11-21||Farmers begin 2-day protest march from Thane to Mumbai for loan waiver, other demands - India Today|
Farmers begin 2-day protest march from Thane to Mumbai for loan waiver, other demands The Shiv Sena has extended its support to the farmers' march. UPDATED: November 21, 2018 16:04 IST More than 10,000 farmers and tribals began their two-day protest march from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai for their long-pending demands on Wednesday. The demands include the implementation of Swaminathan Committee Report (which suggested that farmers must have assured access and control over resources such as land and water), transfer of forest rights to tribals under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), minimum support price and setting up of a judicial system to ensure its implementation, complete farm loan waiver and drought compensation of Rs 50,000 per acre for non-irrigated land and Rs 1 lakh per acre for irrigated land and other issues.
|2018-11-21||Plan for park in Hazuri: Oppn protest over 'inflated cost' - Times of India|
Plan for park in Hazuri: Oppn protest over 'inflated cost' Nov 21, 2018, 22:28 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) proposal to build a multi-storey recreation centre for senior citizens in Hazuri was greeted by protests from the opposition corporators during the general body on Monday. The proposal, estimated to cost Rs 3.78 crore, triggered a debate as elected representatives claimed that the amount seemed inflated. The TMC had proposed to construct a four-storey recreation centre after suggestions by guardian minister Eknath Shinde and corporator Vikas Repale. The TMC identified a 402 square meter plot for this facility, which would include indoor gymnasiums and yoga centre among others. The civic body proposed to spend Rs 3.78 crore for the same over the next two years and sought the nod from general body. The TMC has assured of complete details in the next general body meeting. “The rates work out to Rs 95,000 per square feet, which is nearly three times more than the approved rates in the ready reckoner. The TMC is already facing accusations of overspending on the theme park and we do not need any such largesse at the expense of the taxpayers’ money,” said BJP corporator Milind Patankar.
|2018-11-21||After zero response, TMC to refloat tenders for slum waste mgmt - Times of India|
After zero response, TMC to refloat tenders for slum waste mgmt Nov 21, 2018, 22:28 IST Thane: After receiving zero response to the tenders floated by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in July to carry out door-to-door waste collection from over 1.90 lakh slum tenenments, the civic body has now been compelled to refloat the tenders The solid waste management department of the TMC had reached out to several womens’ groups and NGO’s to take up the responsibility of assigning people to collect and segregate dry and wet waste from slum dwellers. However, despite the two-week deadline given to local agencies, officials said that they did not get a good response. So, they will now have to refloat the tenders. A civic official said, “The proposal which was discussed in the 2018-19 civic budget attempts to ensure 100% solid waste collection from slum areas, which are not easily accessible by the current waste collection vehicles. We had given the interested parties 13 days—from July 3 to 16— to fill up the forms. After this, an agency was going to be appointed. But we have not received a positive reaction. We are hopeful that till the new deadline, which is November 27, we will receive applications from some more parties as we are planning to reach out to them to spread awareness regarding this particular initiative.” Before the first set of tenders were floated, the civic officials had conducted a survey in the city and had identified 127 slum settlements in Gandhinagar, Shanti Nagar, Vartak/Shivai Nagar and Railadevi. The administration has also planned to develop a mobile application through which the appointed agencies will have to provide all the information of the slum dwellers and send regular updates on the application, along with pictures. The two-year appointed contractors will be liable to pay a fine of Rs 200 in case of violation of these norms, said officials. The proposal attempts to ensure 100% solid waste collection from slum areas. From July 3 to 16, we had given the interested parties 13 days to fill up the forms. After this, an agency was going to be appointed. But we have not received a positive reaction. We are hopeful that till the new deadline, which is November 27, we will receive applications.
|2018-11-21||Pay for debris disposal in Thane, says civic body - Hindustan Times|
Pay for debris disposal in Thane, says civic body TMC’s policy includes segregating debris into different categories, with specific transportation and treatment charges for each type Updated: Nov 22, 2018 00:35 IST After asking housing societies to treat their own waste, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has now trained its guns on generators of construction debris in the city. The civic body has formulated a policy wherein the contractor responsible for generating debris (either through construction or demolition) will have to pay money to TMC for transferring and treating it at its plant in Daighar. Those who are found dumping debris illegally on land, water bodies or mangroves will have to cough up fines between ?5,000 to ?20,000, apart from paying waste transfer and treatment charges. Manish Joshi, deputy municipal commissioner said, “As per the Construction and Demolition (C &D) waste management Rule of 2016 of the central government, every city should have its own C & D waste management plant and also a policy for the same.” Joshi added that TMC’s policy included segregating debris into different categories, with specific transportation and treatment charges for each type. “The waste generator will have to pay ?1,089 per metric tonne of waste as transportation charges. If they are ready to transport the waste themselves they will only have to pay ?545 per metric tonne. In case they generate debris less than one metric tonne and are willing to transport it to Daighar, then they would not have to pay anything,” said Joshi. The Daighar plant, which can treat 200 metric tonnes of debris per day, is set to be operational within a month. According to TMC, it can convert the waste into tiles, paver blocks and concrete blocks. “We will provide a 20% discount in C & D waste treatment to the building contractors who are ready to buy these recycled by-products and re-use them,” said Joshi. In Thane, out of 1,000 metric tonnes of waste that is generated on a daily basis, 200 metric tonnes is from construction and demolition debris alone. The policy formulated by TMC to manage this waste would potentially add 50 points to the corporation when a Swachh Bharat Survey comes up. “The corporation will have to pay ?1,050 per metric tonne for any kind of construction waste, while those who generate between 200 to 300 metric tonnes a month will need a no-objection certificate from the solid waste department.” Earlier, following a Bombay high court order to shut down the dumping ground in Diva, TMC sent notices to housing societies to manage and treat their own waste. This move, however, received much criticism from many residents, some of whom took to protesting against the civic body.
|2018-11-21||Thane: Maulvis roped in to spread awareness about measles-rubella vaccine - NewsBytes|
Thane: Maulvis roped in to spread awareness about measles-rubella vaccine 21 Nov 2018 The Thane district administration in Maharashtra has roped in maulvis to spread awareness in their community about the vaccine to prevent infectious diseases like measles and rubella among children. The step has been taken to remove all misconceptions from people's minds about the measles-rubella (MR) vaccine, Collector Rajesh Narvekar said yesterday. The district administration will start the six-week MR vaccination drive from November 27. "Maulvis have been roped in to make the vaccination program a success," Narvekar said. The vaccination drive will cover nearly 26.86 lakh children between the age of nine months and 15 years. "Our endeavor is to ensure 100% coverage," he said. Last year, there were seven measles cases in the district while this year, five such cases have been reported so far, Narvekar said.
|2018-11-21||Gas cut off in Wagle Estate after pipeline gets ruptured - Times of India|
Gas cut off in Wagle Estate after pipeline gets ruptured Nov 21, 2018, 22:29 IST Thane: Residents of Wagle Estate had to face a shutdown of domestic gas supply early on Tuesday after a portion of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) pipeline at road no. 22 got ruptured. Rescue officials, who reached the spot immediately with a fire engine and a rescue vehicle, claimed that the damage took place due to the ongoing underground water pipeline laying work near the bus depot at Wagle Estate. Santosh Kadam of the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC), said, “The incident took place at around 3:30am. There was a JCB deployed at the spot and work of laying the pipes was being carried out. It is likely that while the contractor was working, the gas line could have been dislocated at a point.” The MGL officials also rushed to the spot and cut off the connection to avoid further damage. An official from MGL said, “As a precautionary measure we immediately cut off gas supply in the area to avoid fire disasters. Our department immediately sent out employees to rectify the rupture in the line after which the supply was restored in a couple of hours.” There was a JCB deployed at the spot and work of laying pipes was being carried out. It is likely that while the contractor was working, the gas line could have been dislocated
|2018-11-21||Janmabhoomi Nyas chief won't be at Uddhav Thackeray meet - Times of India|
Janmabhoomi Nyas chief won't be at Uddhav Thackeray meet - Times of India Updated: Nov 22, 2018, 03:57 IST LUCKNOW/MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena has booked two trains – one from Mumbai and the other from Nasik -- to carry its activists to Ayodhya. However, Uddhav Thackeray will not hold a public rally there during his visit on November 24 and 25. Significantly, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, president of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, has also denied reports that he will be part of a seers’ meeting with Uddhav in the temple town. Sena leader Sanjay Raut had said on Tuesday that Mahant Nritya Gopal Das would be present during Uddhav’s meeting on November 24. The Sena might have initially planned a rally but has finally decided only on a ‘samvad’ (dialogue) with the people of Ayodhya and with mahants. The reason, according to a Sena leader, is that the party feels it is not likely to get permission from the BJP state government for a public meeting in view of Uddhav’s intended target of criticism -- the Modi government. TOI had on Wednesday reported that Ayodhya’s authorities were yet to give the Sena permission for a rally. Sanjay Raut said on Wednesday, “We never had any plans to hold a public rally. We are only going to take ‘darshan’ of Ram Lalla, participate in a maha arti and meet locals.” But there are plans to seek permission for a ‘dialogue’ with the town’s residents and some mahants on the mandir issue. The Sena’s two-day programme will be held at Laxman Kila temple, Faizabad ADM Vindhyavasini Rai confirmed to TOI. Earlier, the party had announced Uddhav would meet seers on November 24 and address a rally at Ram Katha Park the next day. Yet a show of strength is on the cards. The Sena has spent around Rs71 lakh to book two trains. A railway official said, “We have received payment for trains booked by the Sena. The first will depart from LTT (Kurla) on Thursday at 1.30pm and the second from Nasik at 12.30am on Friday.” The full tariff train (FTRs) to leave from Mumbai has 24 coaches, and the one to depart from Nasik has 18. These special trains ply along an operationally feasible route without affecting the timetable of regular trains. They take passengers from end to end and usually halt only at stations where organisers have planned to allow boarding for chosen passengers. Otherwise, halts are for operational reasons like changing of crew of locomotives. Over 300 Sainiks from Mira-Bhayander will board the train at Thane. “Earlier, kar sevaks went to Ayodhya, now Shiv Sevaks will reach Ram janmabhoomi,” Sena legislator from Thane Pratap Sarnaik said. He added over 70% of the Sainiks going are north Indians. Rahul Shewale, Sena MP from South-Central Mumbai, has booked 150 tickets for party office-bearers from his constituency. Meanwhile, Uddhav may visit Shivneri fort, birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, on Thursday to collect “holy soil” as a symbol for construction of the mandir. “Thackeray plans to go at 9am by helicopter, if it is made available,” a Sena leader said.
|2018-11-21||Forest employees protest, want MP Shinde prosecuted - Times of India|
Forest employees protest, want MP Shinde prosecuted Nov 21, 2018, 06:51 IST THANE: Several unions of employees affiliated to the forest department on Tuesday condemned the ink and ash attack on the chief conservator of forests (Thane) by Shiv Sena workers over the burning of 70,000 saplings near Ambernath. Unions sought the prosecution of MP Shrikant Shinde, who had led the group on Monday. Shinde later distanced himself from the attack on Rajendra Kadam, an Indian Forest Service official. “This could be a well planned attack as I was only aware that a delegation would be coming to meet me,” Kadam said. “The police will investigate it further.” The forest employees accused the police of shielding the attackers, which comprised both men and women. Hundreds of forest employees wore a black band in protest, seeking invoking of Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) of the IPC. The Maharashtra State Forest Guards and Promoted Foresters Union gave a letter to DCP (zone 5) Avinash Ambure seeking an unbiased inquiry and stringent action by December 2, failing which they would call a strike. The Indian Forest Service Association and Forest Rangers Association demanded Shinde be prosecuted. The IFS Association wrote to the chief secretary, urging him to direct authorities to prosecute Shinde.
|2018-11-20||Swift justice! Thane cops solve senior citizen murder case in just 48 hours - Times Now|
Swift justice! Thane cops solve senior citizen murder case in just 48 hours Updated Nov 20, 2018 On November 15, a senior citizen was found dead at Mokashipada and was identified as 60-year-old Maruti Pawar. Pawar was brutally killed and his head was smashed with a stone by the murderer. Thane: One often complains about the slow nature of police investigations in India but there are times when police needs to be praised over the prompt solving of a case. Earning accolades from all over, Shil-Dayghar police solved a senior citizen murder case within 48 hours. What’s more, the police nabbed accused despite lack of any CCTV footage or eye witnesses. On November 15, a senior citizen was found dead at Mokashipada and was identified as 60-year-old Maruti Pawar. Pawar was brutally killed and his head was smashed with a stone by the murderer. As soon as Shil-Dayghar police received information, they reached the spot. They found a blood-soaked stone near the dead body which weighed between 12 to 15 kilograms. There were no CCTV footage or eye witnesses at the scene of crime but investigation team smartly investigated the incident and nabbed both accused. Investigation team got information that a hotel was suddenly shut down and four people were also missing. Acting on the tip, a team investigated around 60 people in this case and detained 20-year-old Sunil Shahu and Ranjay Shah. During the police questioning, both accused admitted to have committed the crime. They claimed that Maruti Pawar was harassing them and they killed him in a fit of rage. Accused Sunil Shahu was arrested in same area where crime had happened and another accused, Ranjay Shah, was nabbed from Wadala area of Mumbai city. Both accused are natives of Jharkhand. The accused told cops that they hit Pawar on the twice to make sure he was dead. Police also recovered the clothes of accused that were worn during the crime and have sent them to the forensic laboratory for further tests.
|2018-11-20||Shiv Sena activists fling ash on Thane's senior forest officer - Times of India|
Shiv Sena activists fling ash on Thane's senior forest officer Nov 20, 2018, 05:59 IST Chief conservator of forest (Thane) Rajendra Kadam is attacked with ash and black ink on Monday in his office at Kopri. Thane: A senior forest official was roughed up and humiliated by hurling ash and ink at him on Monday by a violent group of Shiv Sena activists protesting the alleged inaction in probing the burning of 70,000 saplings planted by Kalyan MP Shrikant Shinde. Chief conservator of forests (Thane) Rajendra Kadam was the target of the 100-plus throng of Sena activists who attacked him inside his office at Kopri here. The Sainiks were upset that though Shinde had reported the butchering of the trees planted on 80 acres on a hillock near Ambernath, the department proved apathetic in protecting them and later no action was taken to probe the incident. Shinde has been aggressively pursuing afforestation programs in the Kalyan-Ambernath belt and successfully implemented water conservation and watershed programmes to combat the water crisis in the area. "I informed the forest officials that some miscreants were bent on sabotaging the afforestation programme. However, a week has gone by since my complaint and there is no action. It shows their complicity and the tendency to turn a blind eye to all illegal activities in the forest," Shinde told TOI. The emergence of the mob in the morning built enough pressure on the forest officials for Kadam to promptly order the suspension of RFO (Badlapur) Chandrakant Shelke for dereliction of duty and order an inquiry against him. But the Sainiks were not satisfied. A team of party workers barged into Kadam's cabin. A heated argument ensued, and at that point, a woman party worker flung ash as well as burnt plants on the senior forest officer. Later Shinde arrived at the cabin and demanded to know what action has been taken on his complaint. As many as 47 Sainiks, including the MP, were arrested and released on bail. They have been charged with obstructing a public servant in discharge of duty, wrongful restraint, endangering the lives of others, etc, said DCP Avinash Ambure. NCP city chief Anand Paranjpe condemned the incident and demanded that IPC section 353 for assault and use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty be invoked. "A common citizen is arrested immediately after a small incident by the traffic police using section 353. But despite the ruckus and use of force on a senior official, the police did not use the stringent section; this shows the police are under pressure from Sena," said Paranjpe.
|2018-11-20||'Fatal Blow' author Thane signs fiction murder books on Dec. 6 - Scottsdale Independent|
|2018-11-20||Decapitated body found in Thane's Nalasopara - United News of India|
Decapitated body found in Thane's Nalasopara Thane, Nov 20 (UNI) The beheaded body of a 19-year-old boy was found in a stream at Valipada village of Nalasopara of the district, police said on Tuesday. Vikas Bhavdhane's head was found packed in a plastic bag and dumped in the stream. The victim was a hotel employee from Mumbai, PI Daniel Ben of the Tulinj police station said. A case was registered under sections 302 and 201 of the IPC and the police was on a lookout for the killers.
|2018-11-20||Thane: Auto union to launch signature campaign - The Indian Express|
Thane: Auto union to launch signature campaign Updated: November 21, 2018 3:31:34 am “We hope to get support from doctors and engineers. We will be there from the morning and sit through the day to ask for support. We already have the support of more than 1,000 rickshaw drivers,” said Kalu Komaskar, the president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union leader. To support the farmers’ march to New Delhi next week, an auto-rickshaw union in Dombivali will start a signature campaign and the petition will be submitted to the President of India. Around 20,000 farmers, led by the Bhartiya Kisan Union leader, will march from Haridwar to New Delhi with their demands, including loan waiver, clearance of pending sugarcane payments and implementation of the Swaminathan Committee Report. The Lal Bavta auto-rickshaw union will organise the campaign near Dombivali station on November 25. “We hope to get support from doctors and engineers. We will be there from the morning and sit through the day to ask for support. We already have the support of more than 1,000 rickshaw drivers,” said Kalu Komaskar, the president of the union.
|2018-11-19||Thane Dunn returning to Truro with an added country flavour for his Elvis tribute show - Truro Daily News|
|2018-11-19||Thane: Kalyan bridge demolition starts, a new one on cards - The Indian Express|
Thane: Kalyan bridge demolition starts, a new one on cards “We hope that the new bridge is built at the earliest. The old bridge was part of Kalyan’s history and while it had to go, the roads would not be able to take the burden of traffic for long,” said activist Sanjay Vachak. Demolition work on the 104-year-old Patri bridge in Kalyan began on Sunday. The bridge, connecting the east to the west, was built during the British era and was declared unsafe for public in August. Almost three months later, it is being demolished to make way for a new bridge. Around five cranes were pressed into service along with over 200 men, to ensure the work of detaching the two major girders of the bridge was undertaken manually. “This bridge despite being old has a strong frame, any small mistake can lead to more damage and hence we are progressing at a slow pace,” said one of the senior workers. The railways plied over 170 extra trains for Kasara, Karjat, Khopoli and Kalyan, along with more trains between CSMT and Dombivali. However, commuters still faced a lot of inconvenience as trains were delayed by 15-20 minutes on the central local railway line. The Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Transport had also planned special bus service between Kalyan and Dombivali, but they too failed to extend any respite to the harrowed commuters. “I had left home at 11.00 am to go to CSMT to enjoy my off-day with friends, but with the train being delayed, it took me more than two hours to reach Thane,” said Shreya Badangre (20), a college student waiting at Thane station for a Dombivali-bound train. “We hope that the new bridge is built at the earliest. The old bridge was part of Kalyan’s history and while it had to go, the roads would not be able to take the burden of traffic for long,” said activist Sanjay Vachak. The bridge, which was cordoned off in August, had been one of the auxiliary railway overbridges in Kalyan. “The roads in the city have been blocked ever since the bridge has been deemed unsafe to use. Right now, if people have to go from east to west, they are forced to go on foot via the station,” said a resident.
|2018-11-19||Investors eye Raymond's 20-acre Thane land; value estimated at Rs ... - Moneycontrol.com|
Investors eye Raymond’s 20-acre Thane land; value estimated at Rs 650-700 cr: Report The land is a part of Raymond’s bigger, 125-acre land at Thane’s Cadbury Junction Last Updated : Nov 19, 2018 01:25 PM IST Institutional investors and property developers from India and abroad have set eyes on Raymond's 20-acre land parcel in Thane, two people in the know told The Economic Times. The interested buyers include Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Xander Group, Phoenix Mills, Prestige Estates, the Ashwin Sheth Group and Puravankara Projects. The land is a part of Raymond's bigger, 125-acre land at Thane's Cadbury Junction. It is estimated to have development potential of about 3.2 million sq ft. The current price is between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,500 per sq ft. Sources said the deal could be valued at around Rs 650-700 crore based on the last few concluded transactions for land parcels in the area. For the last eight years, Raymond has been keen on either developing a realty project on this land or selling it in parts. According to the offer documents reviewed by the publication, the industrial land can be used for residential, retail or commercial development. The prospective buyers will soon conduct due diligence and make financial bids. The board approved the development of the 20-acre land for residential purposes in April this year. It was supposed to be developed over five to six years at a cost of Rs 300 crore in 2018-19. JK Investo Trade India, an arm of Raymond, is also selling its piece of the 125-acre land. The labour union, representing nearly 2,000 employees of Raymond's Thane unit, reached an out-of-court settlement with the company in October 2010. They received Rs 313 crore to give their consent for development of real estate on the land, which, at the time, had Raymond's textile unit. This settlement also helped get clearances from government departments for real estate projects on that land.
|2018-11-19||Bizman gets 2 yrs RI for power theft in Thane - United News of India|
Bizman gets 2 yrs RI for power theft in Thane Thane, Nov 19 (UNI) A powerloom owner of Bhiwandi taluka of the district has been sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment in a power theft case by the district court here. The accused, Kantilal Amrutlal Hariya was also fined Rs nine lakhs. The prosecutor Vivek G Kadu told the court that on February 10, 2004, a team of MSEB personnel flying squad raided the premises of the accused, who was running a powerloom factory at Karivali in Bhiwandi taluka. The team found that the electric meter of the factory was tampered with by the accused. A theft of 64,802 units of electricity amounting to Rs.
|2018-11-19||Thane Ore House to burn this weekend - Juneau Empire|
|2018-11-18||Have given nod for Thane-Virar water transport project: Nitin Gadkari - The Indian Express|
Have given nod for Thane-Virar water transport project: Nitin Gadkari Gadkari inaugurated various projects of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) here including country's longest ropeway from Sewree in South Mumbai to Elephanta Island. Updated: November 18, 2018 9:40:16 Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari said Saturday that the Mumbai metropolitan region needs innovative transport solutions, and invited investors to take part in Thane-Virar water transport project. Gadkari inaugurated various projects of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) here including country’s longest ropeway from Sewree in South Mumbai to Elephanta Island. “I have already approved Rs 1,200 crore water transport project of Thane Municipal Corporation, from Thane to Virar — Rs 600 crore in first phase and Rs 600 crore in second phase,” he said. “I invite investors to come forward to participate in this project,” he added. Both Thane and Virar lie in the north of Mumbai. Among other projects of the Port Trust which the minister inaugurated were floating restaurants and a Super Specialty hospital. Gadkari said the government was not interested “in making only money”. “We are not interested in making only money, but we are also looking at social interest, national interest, for which we are looking at focusing on ecology, environment, (promoting) tourism in Mumbai by building parks, gardens and developing the waterfront that will help in increasing the city’s stature and also the country’s stature,” he said. The projects on MbPT land will draw tourists and will help reduce the pension burden of MbPT, Gadkari said. “Our intention is not to sack workers, instead we are working to make provision for their pension. MbPT has Rs 700 crore pension burden. As tourism grows….it will generate huge revenue and become a big attraction for both people of Mumbai, of the country and foreign visitors,” he said. “Maharashtra government is constructing (new) international airport in Navi Mumbai, so by using the coast of Mumbai, we are bringing in sea taxi, hovercraft…which can be used by people to save time and avoid traffic. You can reach the new airport in 13-14 minutes from south Mumbai (using water transport),” Gadkari said.
|2018-11-18||Thane: Undertrail sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment for manhandling constable - Times of India|
Thane: Undertrial sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment for manhandling constable An undertrial has been convicted and sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment by the district court here for manhandling an on duty police constable in July 2018. Nov 18, 2018, 11:18 IST THANE: An undertrial has been convicted and sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment by the district court here for manhandling an on duty police constable in July 2018. The assistant sessions judge N H Makhare, convicted Aakash Tawde 28, a resident of Malvani, and collectively fined Rs 10,000. Tawade was earlier arrested in a molestation case of a minor girl and booked under Section 354 as well as other sections of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Malwani police station and was in magistrate custody at Thane central jail. Prosecutor Vinit Kulkarni told the court that the complainant police constable was a part of the escort party who were to escort the six undertrials to the court in Dindoshi, Mumbai for a hearing on July 07, 2018 at about 11.30am. Kulkarni said as it was raining, the escort party asked the undertrials to take shelter in the shed outside the central jail but the accused asked the constable to connect him through his mobile phone to talk to his family members. When the constable refused and asked the undertrials to hurry up, the accused gazed angrily towards him. In the meantime, the accused started smoking a beedi when the constable asked him to desist. The accused got aggressive and abused the constable, snatched his leather belt and manhandled him. Subsequently, the accused was tried for the offences punishable under sections 353 and 332 of the Indian Penal Code. Kulkarni told the court that the accused used criminal force and there is no deterrence in the mind of accused. It cannot be forgotten that every citizen has to respect the police constable who is discharging his duty to ensure law and order. The accused forgot that the constable was a public servant and aggressively with intent to prevent or deter him committed an offence and therefore, maximum punishment may kindly be inflicted. The defence counsel contested the case and the accused through his lawyer told the court that he has not committed any offence. The judge, after hearing both the sides in the order, observed, "The accused showed his aggressive nature and interrupted the police persons who were discharge their lawful duty. Also he has shown his aggression on October 26 in the court room beyond the control of the police team. Therefore, it is unwarranted to extend benefit of Probation of Offenders Act, and it is improper to take a lenient view."
|2018-11-18||Celsius see-saw may soon stop as winters set in: MET - Times of India|
Celsius see-saw may soon stop as winters set in: MET Nov 18, 2018, 21:15 IST Thane: The temperature fluctuations over the past few weeks is likely to end soon with the meteorological department expecting winter to set in by the next weekend. While there has been a drop in the minimum and maximum temperatures by a few notches since the last couple of days, residents were still facing heat in the majority part of the day due to the humidity and the sunny skies. The nights, however, saw a temperature of 24 degree Celsius, causing a difference of about 8-10 degrees between the night and the day temperatures. Experts believe this gap is expected to lessen by the coming weekend after which the chills would increase from November 25, ushering in the winter season. Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist at Skymet weather said, “The recent cyclonic activity in the Bay of Bengal gave south easterly winds towards to Thane and its adjoining areas which had brought about an increase in the maximum temperatures this week. But now that this phenomenon has passed and the winds are heading towards Oman and Arabian sea the winds will change back to north easterly, bringing cooler climatic conditions to the coastal areas. By next week officially, the transition from monsoon to winter will take place and the minimum temperatures will drop drastically.” Some residents have already started their hunt for the woolens, gearing up for the cold to come. Anaya Bhave, a resident of Ghodbundar Road said, “After 9 pm, when I travel from the station to home on the two-wheeler I can feel the cold breezing. Even in the early mornings it is quite cold so we don’t even have to switch on the fan.” The recent cyclonic activity in the Bay of Bengal gave south easterly winds towards to Thane and its adjoining areas which had brought about an increase in the maximum temperatures this week.
|2018-11-18||TMC plans to revive two vital road links to ease congestion - Times of India|
TMC plans to revive two vital road links to ease congestion Nov 18, 2018, 21:11 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation is planning to revive two vital road transport links proposed to ease the congestion on Ghodbunder Road in Thane and Kalwa which will not just ease traffic in the suburbs but also cut down travel time for freight vehicles travelling between Navi Mumbai and Gujarat, Nashik. The two separate proposals include constructing a bypass road to the old Pune highway at Kalwa naka bypassing Kalwa and Kharegaon along with studying the feasibility of a realignment of the proposed Saket-Gaimukh coastal road. The TMC has sought approval from the general body for conducting necessary feasibility reports to execute these projects . The first project includes constructing a 30m-wide and 3.85kms-long road connecting Kalwa naka on the Thane Belapur road with the Atmaram Patil chowk near Kharegaon. The around 1.85kms of this vital link will run elevated as it passes along the coastal zone while the rest of the road will be constructed at grade. The cost of constructing this link is around Rs 300 cr and will segregate Navi Mumbai and Gujrat traffic from the intra-city vehicles. The second project involves constructing the 10km-long Saket-Gaimukh bypass road and the 3.5km-long road link connecting Parsik Retibunder and Kalwa naka. The four-lane road costing nearly Rs 350 crore was proposed few years back but is now revised after taking precautionary measures following objections from the air force base. Officials inform that the TMC was in talks with the MMRDA over these two projects but the same went on the backburner over the last few years. The TMC has now reinitiated the talks considering the mounting pressure on the existing roads in Thane and Kalwa city and has received an in-principle approval from the MMRDA over executing these projects. Officials said that both the projects, if completed, will drastically cut down existing traffic congestion on the arterial NH4 and Ghodbunder highways cutting through Kalwa and Thane towns and providing a separate corridor for intercity and outbound traffic. The city presently witnesses roughly 1.5 lakh heavy and out-bound vehicles passing through the network of highways daily often clogging the existing roadways. “The plans were brought to the forefront recently by municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal at a meeting held in Mantralaya before Praveen Pardeshi, additional chief secretary at the chief minister’s office, Praveen Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner who gave an in-principle approval for the projects. We have accordingly sought permission from Thane general body to appoint a consultant to conduct final surveys to understand feasibility of the projects,” said an officer. Transport planners and traffic police say the alternate bypass roads are the need of the hours and the administration must not waste more time to execute the same before there is chaos on city roads. The city roads are already reeling under tremendous pressure from the traffic and ongoing civic works which add to the delay in travel time. “Already the city is witnessing massive traffic snarls thanks to the overlapping of city and outbound vehicles daily. Having a bypass is the need of the hour,” said a transport planner from Thane.
|2018-11-18||Joggers advised to exercise indoors to beat air pollution - Times of India|
Joggers advised to exercise indoors to beat air pollution Nov 18, 2018, 21:15 IST Thane: Working out in clean and controlled air temperature of gyms or at home or exercising outdoors sporting masks that filter fumes and air particles are the alternatives available for the determined morning walkers, runners and cyclists to beat the high levels of air pollution that has gripped Thane post the festive season. Medical experts and fitness trainers are in fact advising the older people and those with lung problems to avoid morning physical exertions for next few weeks till the pollution reduces. Advocating indoor workouts like Yoga or Zumba, the professionals say these exercises will make people feel fresh and energised and is a better option than stop doing morning workouts. “The beginners can do the basic yoga asanas like Surya Namaskar which will help them to stretch all the body muscles which get strained and even make the person feel fresh throughout the day, instead of feeling lazy or tired. Also, people can do any kind of Pranayama, which will help their respiratory system as it involves deep breathing,” said Sneha Inamdar, yoga practitioner. For the ones who want to strengthen their muscles or work on pumping up their bodies can do some acroyoga, can use their own body weight or use grains, books etc. as weights. There are some exercises which do not even need much space and are easier to do even in small space. “Wall push-ups, squats, burpees, crunches, walking lunges are some of the exercises which are easy and can be done in small spaces. These can be done in sets and can be repeated; also they require minimal time like 15-20minutes but have more effect and are convenient especially for office goers. The ones who want to do weight training can hold a book in their hand near the chest and do squats and lunges. Even large cans, containers etc. can be used as weights for few other exercises,” said Durga Jena, trainer and co-owner of Machineless workout. Also, the diet during this season plays a big role and one can make sure to eat warm food or food items that help enhance the immune system. It is even learnt that workout and diet go hand-in-hand and if both are done then the effect on the body is better. “To get the thermogenic effect people can eat warm and high fibre food items like eggs, chicken, paneer, tofu, pulses etc. Also, in order to increase the immunity, people can consume items like garlic, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon etc. by adding it in their food,” said Surjit Manna, Mumbai-based sports nutritionist. To get the thermogenic effect people can eat warm and high fibre food items like eggs, chicken, paneer, tofu, pulses etc. Also, in order to increase the immunity, people can consume items like garlic, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon etc by adding it in their food.
|2018-11-17||4 killed, 5 injured after being hit by car in Thane - The Tribune|
4 killed, 5 injured after being hit by car in Thane Posted at: Nov 17, 2018, 10:29 AM; last updated: Nov 17, 2018, 10:29 AM (IST) At least four people, including a 16-year-old boy, died and five others were injured after being hit by a car at Shahapur in Thane district on Saturday morning, police said. The deceased and the injured were waiting for transport vehicles to go to Nashik when the accident took place around 7 am near Kihnavali bridge, police said. “After being alerted about the incident, police rushed to the spot and rushed the injured to a nearby hospital, where four of them were declared dead,” an official said. The injured, including two minor girls and a couple, were shifted from Shahapur Rural Hospital to Thane Civil Hospital, they said. Local MLA Pandurang Barora, who visited the spot, said, “Some of the victims even fell off the bridge after being hit by the speeding vehicle.”
|2018-11-17||By 2025, Thane metro will ferry 20% of city's population: Report - Times of India|
By 2025, Thane metro will ferry 20% of city's population: Report Nov 17, 2018, 22:59 IST Thane: The internal city metro rail project of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is expected to ferry nearly 20% of the total population of Thane by 2025. The observations are part of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the internal city metro rail project prepared by the Maha Metro and submitted to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) recently. The TMC will now analyse the same and subsequently forward it to the state government for its approval. “The city population is expected to grow to 27 lakhs of which 5.76 lakh passengers will be using the metro services daily once it is fully operational. The metro connect will largely ease the strain on road and railway modes and provide a comfortable journey to Thane commuters,” informed an official from the Maha Metro. The proposed Metro project which spans the city over a distance of 29 km is circuitous in nature. The 29km long project comprises 26km elevated and 3km underground route. In all, 22 stations – 20 elevated and 2 underground stations are proposed in the project. The Thane Metro is expected to cost around Rs 10,500 crore. “The DPR for the proposed Thane Metro Rail Project has been submitted to TMC which would analyse the same and submit the same to the state government. Once the DPR is cleared by all concerned authorities, it will pave way for launching of the project, which will ease traffic congestion and facilitate passenger movement to a great extent in this city,” said an official. The MMRDA says it has been assigned around 24 acres land in the Waghbil village from the Thane revenue department for developing a casting yard. The facility will be used for manufacturing roughly 500 odd girders required for installing piers for metro trains to run.
|2018-11-17||Two held for killing 60-year-old in Thane - Times of India|
Two held for killing 60-year-old in Thane Nov 17, 2018, 18:59 IST THANE: Two persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing a 60-year-old man by smashing his head with a stone in Thane district of Maharashtra on November 15, the police said. Police had found the body of the victim Maruti Pawar, a resident of Mumbra township, at a farm in Shil-Daighar on Thursday. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abhay Saigaonkar said Pawar used to quarrel with the arrested accused, identified as Sunil Sahu and Sanjay Sahu (both aged 20), who are employed at a local food joint. He said the Sahus and two others attacked Pawar on Thursday and smashed his head with a 15-kg stone before dumping his body in a nearby farm. The ACP said the police are looking for Raj Chepand and Bhai Chepang for their alleged role in the crime. Police cracked the murder case after they were told by some locals that the food joint was shut down abruptly, he said. Saigaonkar said the police had questioned nearly 60 persons before zeroing in on the Sahus.
|2018-11-17||Pod car dreams: The new-age commuting plan for Thane city - Times of India|
Pod car dreams: The new-age commuting plan for Thane city Nov 17, 2018, 22:58 IST Thane: Circa 2025. Ghodbunder resident Prasad Mhatre alights at Thane station, walks up the stairs to the waiting driverless pod car that ferries him and four other like him on to the platform of the metro station at theTeen Haath Naka just in time for the Kasarvadavli-bound metro. This is what the municipal administration in Thane plans to achieve, as part of its ambitious new age public transport connectivity plan, suggests the civic proposal put up for consideration of the 130-member strong general body of the Thane Municipal Corporation. The proposal is to introduce a fleet of such driverless pod cars which will run on an elevated track connecting to the metro stations. With an estimated to cost of over Rs 2,500 crore, the project is believed to be a one-of-a-kind across the nation. The municipal administration, which is responsible for managing and running the much-maligned TMT undertaking, claims to be equipped to deal with the challenges of introducing the pod cars system and has sought the approval of the general body of the house for conducting a technical feasibility study. The project will be executed in multiple phases and the first phase will entail connecting the internal city and metro IV stations within Thane. “Its a trbapoy of tomorrow and we are calling it a Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS). The pod cars will operate on dedicated fibre tracks laid across the designated routes. The pod cars resemble a mobile glass capsule and will link far off residential localities of the city with metro stations and our high capacity mass rapid transport route. These cars will have a capacity of nearly four to six people and be centrally controlled,” said a senior official from the corporation. The proposal for introducing this initiative on city roads was raised few months back in a joint meeting between municipal corporation and MMRDA officials as a solution to reduce the traffic congestions. Civic officials said the project could be an alternative to the modest auto rickshaws and even the fleet- cabs and cater to that section that wouldn’t prefer to travel in crowded public transport utilities. The fare, routes and other viability and operational aspects of the project could be discussed at a later meeting, informed officials. Activists have welcomed the move but suggested the administration put efforst on improving the municipal Transport first instead of bringing in such initiatives. “Strengthening the TMT routes is the need of the hour. The TMT is already working on bringing in AC buses so what is the need for thrusting this initiative in Thane? There are already several autos and taxis operating in the city so why the need for more such concepts. The administration should focus on improving the city road lengths and public transport system which can easily wipe off the snarls,” said an activist. A regular traveler Mayur Patel commented, “It’s an ambitious move by the Thane Municipal Authorities to introduce a swanky transport system like this. If implemented then it will really be of great help to the residents of lake city. However as of now the project looks very fancy and unrealistic. Instead the authorities should focus on making the existing transport system better.”
|2018-11-17||Diwali crackers lead to 30% rise in cough, cold cases - Times of India|
Diwali crackers lead to 30 rise in cough, cold cases Updated: Nov 17, 2018, 22:22 IST Thane: The air in Thane is full of pollutants and is leaving people coughing and sneezing all the time. Aliments like sore throat, cold and respiratory tract infections are on the rise, all thanks to the increase in the pollutants in the air, claimed the city-based doctors. It is learnt that there has been an increase of around 30 percent in the number of patients suffering from cold, cough, sore throat etc. due to the rise of dust particles in the air because of the cool climate in the evenings. The doctors stated that the patients are complaining about body ache and viral fever. “There had been a rise in the number of patients post Diwali as the pollutants emitted due to the crackers are directly inhaled by people and even the change in climate has an effect. Most of the people who are coming in are facing respiratory tract infections and if it persists then it might lead to asthma and bronchitis. Also, the ones who are asthmatic are usually the ones who first get affected in such an atmosphere and their condition gets aggravated,” said Dr Rahul Kulkarni, ENT specialist. Not only adults but many children including infants are also suffering from upper respiratory tract infections which has not only led to cold but even cough, wheezing and in some cases has affected lower respiratory tract. “Children get affected easily as their immune system is weak, so when the signs of flu are seen they should immediately be taken to a doctor so that the respiratory infection does on aggravate. From newborn babies till the age of five, kids are most affected and complain of running nose, wheezing etc. As a precaution, parents should ensure to cover their kids nose and mouth while stepping out in cold. Avoid sudden exposure to cold, from a heated room to the cold outdoors, especially in the evening and morning, as it may trigger spasms and irritation of the lungs which interferes with the normal breathing,” said Dr Anand Bedekar, paediatrician. There had been a rise in the number of patients post Diwali as the pollutants emitted due to the crackers are directly inhaled by people. Children are most prone to infections.
|2018-11-17||Part of ceiling comes crashing down in shop at Wagle Estate - Times of India|
Part of ceiling comes crashing down in shop at Wagle Estate Nov 17, 2018, 23:00 IST Thane: A portion of a ceiling came crashing down at a shop in Wagle Estate on Thursday morning. The shop was located in a ground-plus-four structure. Officials from the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) rushed to the spot within minutes with a fire engine and began rescue operations. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, said officials. Santosh Kadam, disaster officer at the RDMC, said, “We received a call from a resident after which our team reached the spot. We began to clear off the building and also clear the debris. The shop where the incident took place is an old paper mart. We immediately informed the concerned executive engineer to conduct an inspection of the site. After the inspection, we vacated the room and have also sealed it for safety reasons. The structure is old but not in a dilapidated condition.”
|2018-11-17||Have given nod for Thane-Virar water transport project:Gadkari - Business Standard|
Have given nod for Thane-Virar water transport project:Gadkari Last Updated at November 17, 2018 23:35 IST Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari said Saturday that the Mumbai metropolitan region needs innovative transport solutions, and invited investors to take part in Thane-Virar water transport project. Gadkari inaugurated various projects of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) here including country's longest ropeway from Sewree in South Mumbai to Elephanta Island. "I have already approved Rs 1,200 crore water transport project of Thane Municipal Corporation, from Thane to Virar -- Rs 600 crore in first phase and Rs 600 crore in second phase," he said. "I invite investors to come forward to participate in this project," he added. Both Thane and Virar lie in the north of Mumbai. Among other projects of the Port Trust which the minister inaugurated were floating restaurants and a Super Specialty hospital. Gadkari said the government was not interested "in making only money". "We are not interested in making only money, but we are also looking at social interest, national interest, for which we are looking at focusing on ecology, environment, (promoting) tourism in Mumbai by building parks, gardens and developing the waterfront that will help in increasing the city's stature and also the country's stature," he said. The projects on MbPT land will draw tourists and will help reduce the pension burden of MbPT, Gadkari said. "Our intention is not to sack workers, instead we are working to make provision for their pension. MbPT has Rs 700 crore pension burden. As tourism grows....it will generate huge revenue and become a big attraction for both people of Mumbai, of country and foreign visitors," he said. "Maharashtra government is constructing (new) international airport in Navi Mumbai, so by using the coast of Mumbai, we are bringing in sea taxi, hovercraft...which can be used by people to save time and avoid traffic. You can reach the new airport in 13-14 minutes from south Mumbai (using water transport)," Gadkari said.
|2018-11-17||Four died, three injured in road accident on Mumbai-Nashik highway - Times of India|
Four died, three injured in road accident on Mumbai-Nashik highway Updated: Nov 17, 2018, 11:21 IST SHAHAPUR: Four persons died and three were seriously injured on Saturday after a car hit them while they were waiting for transport on the Mumbai-Nashik highway near Shahapur in Thane district. The incident took place when an Innova, coming from Mumbai towards Nashik, suddenly lost control and dashed into the people standing on road waiting for transport. Those who died have been identified as Shriram Parole, 45, Daulat Davne, 35, and Aaditya Navgire,16 while injured are identified as Jayant Nerkar, 56, Chaya Lokhande,40 and Vidya Navgire,13. Shahapur police said injured are rushed to Shahapur gramin hospital and probe is on.
|2018-11-17||MUV driver mows down four persons on Mumbai-Nashik highway - Times of India|
MUV driver mows down four persons on Mumbai-Nashik highway Updated: Nov 18, 2018, 03:45 IST Kalyan: Four people were killed, including a minor boy, and four others were injured after the driver of a multi-utility vehicle (MUV) rammed the car into them while they were standing near a bridge in Shahapur on Mumbai-Nashik highway early on Saturday. The victims were waiting by the road for buses and private vehicles to reach their destinations when the driver lost control of the MUV. The driver was ferrying his Navi Mumbai-based employer and owner of the car, Jayant Narekar (56), to Nashik when the accident took place. Soon after the mishap, he fled the spot. The deceased have been identified as Aaditya Navgire (16), Abdullah Gani Shaikh (55), Daulat Davne (36) and Shreeram Patole (45). Aaditya’s mother Pooja (38), sister Vidya (13), Narekar and his aunt Chhaya Lokhande (40) were injured in the accident. While Narekar, who is said to have sustained serious injuries and fractures, was shifted to Jupiter Hospital in Thane, the other three are admitted to Shahapur Gramin Hospital. The police said that the MUV was in such a high speed that when it rammed into the seven bystanders, four of them were thrown into a nearby trench. The car too followed. Locals rushed to the spot and rushed the victims to Shahapur Gramin Hospital even before the police arrived. Patole, Davne, and Aaditya were declared brought dead while Shaikh died at the hospital. The police said Aaditya, his mother and sister, who reside in Nashik, had come to their aunt Chhaya’s house in Shahapur for Diwali vacation. On Saturday, the Navgire family was to leave for their house and Chhaya had come to see them off. One of the other deceased, Shaikh, was a resident of Bhiwandi, and was on his way to Mokhada to attend a family function, said the police. “He was waiting for transport from the highway to reach up to Kasara so that he could take head to Mokhada from there in another vehicle. He is survived by his wife and two sons,” said an officer. Patole, who used to sell vegetables in Kinhavali on Shahapur-Murbad road, was waiting to go to Nashik to buy vegetables and was waiting for a tempo. Patole’s relative said he was the first to be mowed down.A case of negligence causing death and rash driving has been registered against the driver. Police said once Narekar is stable, they will enquire with him about the driver’s details.
|2018-11-16||Three 'RTI activists' held for extortion in Thane - Times of India|
Three 'RTI activists' held for extortion in Thane Nov 16, 2018, 16:28 IST THANE: Three men claiming to be RTI activists, were arrested for allegedly extorting a builder at Dombivli in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday. Two of the arrested accused are brothers, police said adding that they had asked the victim to either pay Rs 30 lakh to them or allot three flats in his housing project. The Anti Extortion Cell (AEC) of the crime branch of Thane police made the arrest on Thursday morning. According to police, with their arrest, the total number of self-proclaimed RTI activists held for allegedly extorting builders has gone up to eight within a month. The trio was identified as Vasant Joshi (46), Vinod Gangaram Joshi (35) and Kalpesh Gangaram Joshi (29), they said. As per the complaint lodged by the builder, the trio had been harassing him since 2017. They filed an RTI query with the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) about one his housing projects in Dombivli. "They demanded Rs 30 lakh from him in lieu of withdrawing the RTI application filed in the KDMC. They told him that if he failed to pay the money, he should hand over one flat each to them in his housing project," inspector Rajkumar Kothmire said quoting the complaint. The builder also said in his complaint that they abused, thrashed and also tarnished his image by sitting on a dharna agitation against him outside the KDMC headquarters, approaching the media and putting up banners against him. "The trio earlier collected a sum of Rs 4.70 lakh from the victim. They threatened him that they would kill him if he failed to pay the money. Finally, the builder approached the police. As part the police operation, the builder called the trio to collect Rs 8 lakh cash on Thursday morning, when they were caught," Kothmire said. Vishnu Nagar police station in Dombivli registered a case and they were booked under IPC sections 384 (extortion), 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and others. According to police, one of the accused, Vasant Joshi, is a history sheeter with seven criminal cases, including murder, registered against him since 1991. He was also externed in 1998. Before the arrest of the trio, the AEC had arrested five persons, claiming to be RTI activists, for extorting builders in separate cases in Thane city. Two of them are former corporators of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).
|2018-11-16||TMC eyes three prime plots for constructing parking palzas - Times of India|
TMC eyes three prime plots for constructing parking plazas Nov 16, 2018, 22:52 IST Thane: The municipal administration has identified three prime parcels of state-owned land for a complete transformation to facilitate commercial use and also create public parking plaza large enough to accommodate over 3,300 vehicles. The plots collectively measuring over 45,000 sq meters and valued in gold, in the current realty rates, could be a bonanza for the commercial and business units, it is learnt. Plans are under consideration to change the user of the two MSRTC depots, one each at Kalwa and at Thane station, while a third plot at Shivaji path in the heart of the city and allow commercial exploitation on these prime plots. It is learnt that the third plot at Shivaji path is to be used for construction of an high-rise tower housing all the offices of the state government or its undertakings, which are currently scattered around this area. Officials said the land freed after pushing the offices into the high-rise would be utilized for parking plaza. The town planning department has moved three separate proposals to study the feasibility of developing parking facilities on government lands from the general body next week. The proposal has been drafted after an in-principle approval to the plan by the upper chief Secretary (chief minister’s office) at a meeting called in the first week of November in Mantralaya by Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde. MSRTC officials in Mumbai meanwhile said they were yet to get a copy of the proposal. “We are working on improving the parking capacity in and around the Thane station and central business district area and have proposed these plans. We will analyse their feasibility and will commission a detailed project report for which we need approval from the general body,” said Shrikant Deshmukh, additional director, town planning. The first two proposals include modifying the existing reservation at two MSRTC facilities, one each at Kalwa and Thane, and develop parking facilities. A multi-level parking lot cum commercial complex will be developed within the 3647 sqm plot adjoining Thane station that presently houses the MSRTC depot while another similar facility will also be developed at the 25,100 sqm area earmarked as MSRTC depot at Kalwa. “The corporation has moved a proposal to change the reservation of these two plots under section 37 (1) of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act 1966. Once the reservation has been modified, we will simultaneously start work on the DPR keeping in mind the projected traffic density and traffic movement at the spots,” explained a senior official. The third proposal entails freeing up ground space occupied by old PWD, Zilla Parishad, revenue and even corporation-owned buildings in a single high-rsie structure and utilise the freed up space for parking. The administration has sought approval for conducting a economic-feasibility and viability report following which the same will also be brought in for amendment of reservation at a later date, explained officials. Activists and traffic experts have lauded the move saying the traffic congestion at Thane station and Kalwa was bad mostly due to vehicles parked on roads. However, they have cautioned that parking projects shouldn’t end up as an exercise to commercially exploit these areas under guise of providing parking facilities. “The idea of developing parking places at these congested areas is welcome but the administration should not allow commercial exploitation like building galas at these areas which will in turn drive in more traffic and worsen the traffic congestion here. Also, the administration must work on freeing up the encroached reserved parking plots in Thane city instead of making such fresh plans that look like a ploy to encroach on government land,” observed an activist from Thane. The parking zones are required but it needs to be known if the corporation is authorized to use the area. The land in Kalwa and adjoining Thane station belongs to the MSRTC and a formal okay from the agency is required before we propose any project. These issues need to be clarified first else said, senior BJO corporator Milind Patankar.
|2018-11-16||Maharashtra: Retired govt official found dead with bullet wounds in Palghar - Times of India|
Maharashtra: Retired govt official found dead with bullet wounds in Palghar Nov 16, 2018, 16:38 IST THANE: A 72-year-old retired government official was Wednesday found dead with bullet injuries in his bungalow in neighbouring Palghar's Maswan locality, police said Friday. Police identified the victim as Pandarinath Sankhe, a retired Tehsildar of Vasai. "Four bullet wounds were found on the temple of the victim. He had just come back from a morning walk on Wednesday. His wife and security guard heard gunshots and rushed in to see the victim lying in a pool of blood. A licenced revolver was lying close to him," a Manor police station official said. Sankhe was declared dead on arrival by local hospital authorities, the official said, adding that the body had been sent to state-run JJ Hospital in Mumbai for autopsy. A case of accidental death has been registered for the moment but police are not ruling out any possibility, he added.
|2018-11-16||Thane: Vasant Vihar kids spend vacation with the elderly at old age home - Times of India|
Thane: Vasant Vihar kids spend vacation with the elderly at old age home Nov 16, 2018, 22:54 IST Thane: While most children are busy spending their Diwali vacations playing video games, hanging around with friends and visiting malls or just watching television, a bunch of kids from Vasant Vihar decided to spend their holidays with over 50 senior citizens at an old age home in the city. Vihaan Tiwari (9) who has always felt strongly for the elderly and wanted to bring about a ray of happiness in their mundane lives pursued six of his friends to pay a visit to one such centre in Bhiwandi on Tuesday. The boy not only planned on visiting the centre, but also celebrated the day by organising an array of games, along with a dance and musical performance that was choreographed by the children themselves. Speaking about the initiative, Tiwari said, “I recently saw a video about an old age home in Punjab. I was really touched to watch this. The elderly people were deprived of emotional needs and were completely left alone. I wanted to somehow reach out to them. I asked my parents how we can contribute towards making them happier. So, my father and I went to this particular home and we told them we were interested in spending the day with the elderly.” A week before their trip to the old age home, the children were on their toes going from door-to-door in the neighbourhood asking for donations. This money was then used to buy 25 kgs of food grains, vegetables and bed sheets. “My friend Vihaan once told me that he would like me to join him on their visit to an old age home. When I discussed the idea with my parents they thought it would be a good idea for me to interact with a group of wise and experienced people. We approached our society people and asked them to help us in our cause. We managed to collect around Rs 9,000 with which we bought all the essentials for the elderly. My brother and I made greeting cards as well which brightened up their faces,” said 12-year-old Aditya Vaigankar. A week before their trip to the old age home, the children were on their toes going around from door-to-door in the neighbourhood asking for donations. This money was then used to buy 25 kgs of food grains, vegetables and bed sheets.
|2018-11-16||Thane Rural cops book Heera Group MD for cheating investors - Business Standard|
Thane Rural cops book Heera Group MD for cheating investors Last Updated at November 16, 2018 10:00 IST A woman arrested earlier by Mumbai police for allegedly duping investors to the tune of Rs 300 crore has been charged with similar offences in neighbouring Thane as well, police said Friday. Nowhera Shaikh, managing director of Heera Group, which had floated several investment schemes claiming they were compliant with Islamic principles of finance, was arrested by Mumbai police's Economic Offences Wing on October 26 for allegedly duping investors of Rs 300 crore. Shaikh was first arrested by Hyderabad police on October 17 after several investors there filed complaints of cheating against her group. After she was released on bail by a court, a team of Mumbai EOW took her in custody. Thane Rural police spokesperson Yuvraj Kalkutage Friday said that 40 investors here had accused Shaikh of cheating them of Rs 4.12 crore. A case of cheating and other offences has been registered at Kashimira police station against Shaikh and some employees of her firm, Kalkutage said. He told PTI the complainants have alleged that between March last year and November this year, the firms floated by Heera Group accepted investments from them promising good returns in the range of Rs 3000 to Rs 1 lakh per month. After making part payments, the company allegedly shut shop and fled, he added.
|2018-11-16||2.7K legal suits were filed against Thane Municipal Corporation in 5 yrs, only 600 disposed of - Hindustan Times|
2.7K legal suits were filed against Thane Municipal Corporation in 5 yrs, only 600 disposed of Insufficient manpower and lack of reputed lawyers to defend TMC?are the reasons for the piling cases Updated: Nov 17, 2018 00:48 IST Even as the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) aims at creating a smart city by announcing new ambitious projects, it is still grappling with the mounting legal cases filed against it. In the past five years, more than 2,760 court cases have been filed against the TMC, out of which, only 600 cases have being disposed of. The disposal rate is merely 21 per cent. The corporation has spent over ?6 crore on these legal cases in the past five years. The statistics reveal that maximum number of suits filed is the civil suits, these includes cases filed challenging notices issued by TMC, cases on illegal constructions, encroachments, dangerous structures, potholes and property. An official from the legal department said, “Since 2013, around 2,768 cases have been filed against the TMC, out of which, 600 were decided while 2,168 cases are still pending. Out of the cases filed, around 949 include civil suits, 474 birth and death related cases and 298 criminal cases. A total of 948 cases were challenged in the high court.” He said most of the civil suits which are decided in the lower court are challenged in the high court by the petitioners. “Most birth and death cases are relating to missing records or those which were not filed, changes in the original certificates, lost certificates and adoption cases,” said the official from the legal department. “In the past five years, more than 77 public interest litigations were filed against us, out of which, 53 are still pending. More than 1,027 writ petitions were also filed apart from the cases and public interest litigations (PIL) since 2013 and only 547 writs disposed of in the five years,” the official added. Writ petitions were filed to challenge the decisions of the corporation or to request court to give directions to the corporation on a particular issue. TMC has spent more than ?6 crore on the legal cases, however, the disposal rate continues to remain low. Insufficient staff and non-appointment of reputed lawyers to defend the corporation are some of the major reason for the piling cases. The department also struggled with budget till the previous years. It has four senior advocates and six on the panel of HC lawyers and one designated council and eight panel lawyers for the lower courts. Activists said the department needs more reputed lawyers for fast disposal of cases. Chandrahas Tawade, an activist from Thane, said, “There is huge workload and staff is not enough. The department is not organized. It has not categoried cases.” “The staff do not have info on how many cases are filed against town planning department or the tree authority,” said Tawade. Tawade added that the department does not take initiative to clear cases soon. “They will act on a pending case only when the department informs them of the case. Moreover, there is no co-ordination with the officials,” said Tawade. “We have observed that the officers are not informed to be present in court, thus adjourning the hearing. The department needs to be more organised and efficient to clear the backlog,” added Tawade. This year, the civic commissioner has increased the budget so that more PILs can be disposed of soon. “We used to get budget provision of ?1.5 crore. This year, it was raised to ?8 crore. The plan is to hire reputed lawyers who can present a strong defence for the corporation,” said the official “We have also disposed most of the cases by conducting Lok Adalat (open court), formulated special octroi scheme to dispose these cases and also cleared most illegal construction cases by going by due process of law,” added the official.
|2018-11-15||Ground report: Hit by Thane, 2015 floods, this TN village readies for Cyclone Gaja - The News Minute|
Ground report: Hit by Thane, 2015 floods, this TN village readies for Cyclone Gaja Kondur, one of the worst hit villages in Cuddalore after Cyclone Thane in 2011 and 2015 floods, has been tagged as very highly vulnerable for Cyclone Gaja. Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:22 For Selvi, the word cyclone makes her shiver, bringing alive memories from seven years ago. Cyclone Thane, declared a very severe cyclonic storm by the Met Department, hit the coast of Tamil Nadu in December 2011, killing at least 28 people in Cuddalore and leaving behind a trail of destruction. The 2011 cyclone rendered Selvi homeless, with her kutcha house in Kondur village in Cuddalore getting blown away by gale winds. “We were deep asleep when my brother called and told me to get out of the house immediately. It was then that it dawned on me that the roof was unstable and swaying along with the furious winds that came with the cyclone,” Selvi, a domestic worker recalls. Although several years have passed, with Cuddalore district even witnessing a flood in 2015, the word cyclone still scares her. Kondur in Cuddalore district has now been identified as one of the 'Very highly vulnerable areas' for Cyclone Gaja by the Cuddalore district administration. The village was one of the worst-hit areas during Cyclone Thane and during the 2015 floods, said zonal officer-in-charge. "During 2015 floods, Kondur saw some of the worst water-logging in the town. Hence based on that, this time we classified it into the very highly vulnerable category despite having done infrastructure development works in the area after floods," Jothi Velu, the Zonal officer tells TNM. He also adds that volunteers have been instructed to pass on information regarding the cyclone and shelters to the people. Several residents in Kondur village, however, appear to be in the dark about the impending cyclone. "As of now, we have not received even a single piece of information about the cyclone from official sources. All that we know now is from TV and mobile phones," says Kalaimadhi. She adds that though Cyclone Thane had intense winds, it was the 2015 floods that did most of the damage to the people living in Kondur. "This area is a low-lying area. Water flowed here from all the surrounding areas. We bore the brunt when water flowed from nearby hillocks. We were totally cut off from the main road and had to be rescued by boat," she adds. Her husband Ravichandran agrees that Kondur's biggest problem is waterlogging. "If it rains heavily for a few hours at a stretch, we will be stuck here for sure," he says. Maayavan, the ex-president of the Kondur village panchayat partially agrees to the government’s claim that developmental works were carried out following the 2015 floods. However, he says there has been no improvement in the quality of life for people in the village. "There are about 400 families and 2000 people under the panchayat. Not much has been done after the floods if you ask me. Of course, a few people who lost their houses made of palm leaves were given pucca buildings or money to construct one, but that alone is not enough. Efforts must be made to clear the garbage and stormwater drains in the village for the rainwater to flow, right?" he asks. Jayabal, whose house saw water-logging of up to 5 feet during the 2015 floods says that lack of local representatives has made Kondur grapple for attention from the district administration. "Since the local body elections are pending, we don't have a panchayat president now. So if we have any problem in the area, now we have to approach the clerk or the Block Development Officer who are not really reachable or approachable," he rues. He adds that in 2015 it was because they had a panchayat president that they all received boats for evacuation in a matter of hours. "If he wasn't there and if the situation back then was anything like now, I can't imagine when we would have gotten out of this place with water everywhere," he declares. The village still has around 150 families living in kutcha houses, and are most vulnerable in a cyclone. These families are totally dependent on evacuation shelters in times of such natural calamities and are now left with a huge decision to make. They exchange blank looks when asked about the nearest relief or evacuation shelters that they have to depend on in case of emergency. "I don't know. We have no idea as to the relief centres this time. Nobody has given us any clue either. My employer only told me about her school that is a relief centre. So may be I will go there. Last time we had a marriage hall that was on the main road to stay till water receded. That is also an option. Let me see," laments Selvi.
|2018-11-15||Thane: Man dupes job aspirants by posing as govt servant, held - Times of India|
Thane: Man dupes job aspirants by posing as govt servant, held Nov 15, 2018, 21:09 IST Thane: A 24-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly duping at least five job seekers of over Rs 9 lakh by posing as a government servant, police said on Thursday. The accused, identified Niraj Dinkar Sonawane, was arrested on Wednesday, police said. According to a police official, the accused promised placements to youths in different government establishments, including the Railways, Zilla Parishad, Passport department and the Public Works Department (PWD). "Police had got a tip-off that he is visiting the city on Tuesday evening. Accordingly, a trap was laid and he was caught after he arrived in his vehicle," Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said adding that he was formally arrested on Wednesday. "Sonawane had promised to give government jobs to youths in Pune, Kalyan and Thane. He collected Rs 9.50 lakh from these job aspirants between January 2017 and August 2018," she said. According to police, the accused duped the youths by posing as a government servant and used the official state emblem on his vehicle. He has been booked under IPC sections 170 (personating a public servant), 171 (wearing garb or carrying token used by public servant with fraudulent intent), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document), Narkar said. He was also booked under the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, she said. The investigation has been handed over to Thane crime branch.
|2018-11-15||Thane district records 2 lakh newly registered voters in three months - Hindustan Times|
Thane district records 2 lakh newly registered voters in three months Increasing migratory population one of the reasons for the district to top new registrations in state Updated: Nov 16, 2018 01:21 IST The recently conducted revision of the voters’ list has revealed a surge in the number of newly registered voters in Thane. The district has accepted around 2.8 lakh new registrations since September — the highest in the state. Close on the heels is Mumbai suburban at 2.1 lakh, followed by Nashik at 1.9 lakh and Pune at 1.6 lakh. According to the Election Commission (EC), the increasing migratory population in Thane, Kalyan, Airoli, and Ambernath is one of the reasons for the rise in voter registration. Kalyan rural and Murbad each saw more than 30,000 new voter registrations. In Thane, the numbers increase when the revised registrations are added, bringing it to a total of over 3 lakh voters who have filled the forms from the district. The revision in the voters’ list started from May 15. Booth level officers will now go to every home in the district to verify the voters’ list before the final details are released. “We have around 6,000 people who are shifting within the same constituency, and another 30,000 who have deleted their names from the list. Most of them have deleted their names as they have shifted from Thane district,” said Aparna Somani, district election officer, Thane. Among the 3 lakh who have recently registered, 1.59 lakh voters are women and 1.87 are men. Till September this year, there were 58.8 lakh voters within Thane district which includes parts of Mira Bhayander, Airoli, and Belapur. “As real estate prices in Mumbai city are growing, many find Thane and Mumbai suburbs more affordable. Also, there is a noted increase in voters from Kalyan rural and Murbad. As parts of Ambernath and Badlapur are developing quickly, there is a great increase in voters there,” said Rajesh Narvekar, collector, Thane district. According to officials at the election commission, till September there were more than 9 lakh residual voters or those voters who had not included their photographs in their registrations and 38,498 have requested corrections or additions of photographs. The exact figures will be released only after booth level officers confirm all the registrations and the forms undergo a filtering process before the final list is out in January 2019. Despite the rise in registrations, many voters claim to have a tough time getting their names on the list and found glitches while filling the forms online. “Although we have submitted our data, there does not seem to be any progress for the last one month. Also, the system is slow and we found it difficult to fill in the details at one go,” said Kartik Venkat, 19, resident of Kopri. “I found it a little confusing to fill the correction related to form 8 as there is a spelling error in my surname. I opted for the manual form filling in the end as I was not sure the online form would get through,” said Kalpana Salunkhe, 24, resident of Majiwada. Lack of help and guidance on the online form filling system has also led to many opting for the help desks put up at various locations. Most of the booth level officers are teachers and they are currently on Diwali break so the process can be delayed a bit. With such a huge number of registrations, the staffers deployed by the EC are burdened with the tedious work, an official at the Thane EC said.
|2018-11-15||Cheaters seek donation in name of MP and MLA in Thane - United News of India|
Cheaters seek donation in name of MP and MLA in Thane Thane, Nov 15 (UNI) An unidentified person has been booked by the city police on the alleged charges of misusing names of Thane MP Rajan Vichare and MLA Pratap Sarnaik and seeking donation from shopkeepers, the police said. In a complaint, shop owner stated that the alleged accused on Tuesday sought donation from the duo for "Children’s Day" event in the city’s Masunda Talao where wheelchairs were to be distributed for the physically challenged 50 children. The accused, through a telephone call, has also asked for a donation of Rs 12,000 for the event which has been organized at the Talao pali. He said that he was the MP and not a "Shakha Pramukh" and informed him that he would send his men to receive the money. When the shopkeepers approached MP's office, they were informed that no such event was organized.
|2018-11-15||Job cheater held in Thane - United News of India|
Job cheater held in Thane Thane, Nov 15 (UNI) A 24-year-old man from Aurangabad was arrested here on Wednesday on the alleged charges of misusing the 'Government emblem' and cheating job seekers to lakhs of rupees, the police said. The alleged accused Niraj Dinkar Sonawane had given false promises to give jobs in Railways, ZP, Passport department and PWD, for which he amassed Rs. 9,50,000 lakh from them between January 2017 and August 2018. All the victims are from Kalyan, Thane and Pune. Getting a tip-off, the police laid a trap and nabbed him here with his car on Wednesday.
|2018-11-15||Thane: Prostitution racket busted, one arrested - Times of India|
Thane: Prostitution racket busted, one arrested Updated: Nov 16, 2018, 00:14 IST THANE: The anti-human trafficking cell busted a prostitution racket and arrested one person Kapurbawdi on Wednesday. The sleuths rescued three women. According to the police, Daya and Vinay Singh were running the racket. They used to carry out the racket over the phone and pushed young women into it by luring them with loads of money. “We had received a tip-off that two pimps—Singh and Daya— used to carry out the illegal business. We then laid a trap and managed to arrest the accused. The other accused managed to escape from the scene. We also rescued the three women who are in the age group of 18-22 years,” said Ravindra Daundkar, senior inspector at anti-human trafficking cell. The officials stated that there was no place to meet the accused. They used to meet their clients at different spots. “The trio who were rescued were in dire need of money and so got into prostitution. While we are tracing Daya, we are checking if Singh is a repeat offender. He has been granted police custody till Wednesday and we will be checking if there were any more girls who were involved in the racket,” added Daundkar.
|2018-11-15||Resource centre for probing online crime opens in Thane - The Hindu|
Resource centre for probing online crime opens in Thane UPDATED: NOVEMBER 16, 2018 00:44 IST Initiative to combat offences against women, children A resource centre was set up in the Thane Rural Commissionerate on Thursday morning in the presence of senior police officers to better equip the police with investigation techniques for online crimes. Thane Rural Police officers said that the need for the initiative was felt due to the rapid increase of cyber crimes in the commissionerate and the State. “Cyber crime is a very serious issue that needs to be effectively tackled. The centre is needed because of rampant crimes all over the State, especially in the Thane Rural area and the Konkan region, for which technical training is required. This is an initiative to combat all kinds of online crimes against women and children,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Thane Rural) Atul Kulkarni said. The centre, inaugurated on Thursday at the office of the Sub Divisional Police Officer, Bhayander division, is equipped with a library of case studies and experts to provide technical support for crime analysis. It was set up in collaboration with the International Justice Mission, an non-government organisation that works in the fields of human rights and law enforcement. The centre will provide mentoring to police officers. It will soon have a software that will centralise data on sex-trafficking cases, which will only be available at the centre. Special Inspector General of Police (Konkan Range) Nawal Bajaj said, “This resource centre will serve as a nerve centre for all sex-trafficking cases handled by anti-human trafficking units and local police stations in the Konkan region and a space where data related to trafficking will be documented for analytical and reporting purposes.” Melissa Walavalkar, director of justice solutions, IJM said, “The system itself feels the need to establish a space that will serve as a resource hub to enable focused investigations of cyber-enabled crimes. Data management and analysis of both the crime and the criminals is crucial if we have to crack down on networks.”
|2018-11-14||Thane feels it's time for new administration to take lead at MCPS - KPAX-TV|
|2018-11-14||Thane plans corridor of development - Hindustan Times|
Thane plans corridor of development The TMC has also planned a bridge to link Ghodbunder Road to Kharbao, which will connect directly to the multi-modal corridor Updated: Nov 15, 2018 00:26 IST The proposed 126-km-long multi-modal corridor from Virar to Alibaug has set the ball rolling for development plans in an around Thane. The Thane Municipal Corporation has proposed to develop the areas on the other side of the creek. It has proposed to develop new Thane in Kharbao, one of the stations on Bhiwandi-Vasai Road route, in coordination with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which will build the corridor. On the other side of Thane creek are Kharbao, Paygaon, Shillotar, Malodi and Nagale villages, where the multi-modal corridor will pass. An official from town planning requesting anonymity said, “The Virar-Alibaug multi-modal corridor will be 100 metres wide. The corridor will pass through some of the major highways in the state.” The TMC has also planned a bridge to link Ghodbunder Road to Kharbao, which will connect directly to the multi-modal corridor. The town planning department claimed that the proposal to develop New Thane will pave way for planned development of Kharbao and the nearby areas. Saying it was important to link Thane city to the corridor, he added: “There is already a proposal of a bridge connecting Ghodbunder Road (Mogharpada, Ovala) to Kharbao. Once this bridge is constructed, there will be lot of unplanned and illegal development in these areas on the other side of the creek.” The villages of Kharbao, Paygaon, Shillotar, Malodi and Nagale are in the regional plan of the MMRDA. They do not come under any municipal corporation. “We have proposed to develop these areas in a planned manner by chalking out a development plan for them. We have proposed to form a special planning authority, which will be the governing body of this New Thane. The proposal if approved by the general body will be send to the state, which will decide if we can develop New Thane,” the official said. He claimed the unplanned development will impose additional burden on the city’s infrastructure of Thane city. He added, “Moreover connecting the city with the upcoming multi modal corridor will bring about business opportunity to the city as connectivity to major highways will improve.” The MMRDA made a regional plan from 2016 to 2036, which includes the Wadala Kasarvadavli metro, the multimodal corridor, creek bridge connecting Kharbao and developing a growth centre at Kharbao. Thane-based urban planner Mayuresh Bhadsavale said, “TMC should concentrate on underdeveloped areas of Kalwa, Mumbra and Diva which are filled with illegal constructions. The TMC has to concentrate on formulating a solid waste policy or generating affordable housing instead of venturing into developing the neighbouring areas.” He said the entire scheme focusses only on car-based transport project. “There are many new projects coming up along the Mumbai-Nashik highway near Bhiwandi. TMC’s plans only benefit developers. There is no stress on improving the network of public transport.”
|2018-11-14||TMC to punish those putting up illegal banners - Times of India|
TMC to punish those putting up illegal banners Updated: Nov 15, 2018, 00:04 IST THANE: Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal has directed the anti-encroachment department of corporation to file complaints and petition for contempt of court against those who had put up banners and hoardings in the city illegally. It was noted that several political activists had put up banners across the city without taking permissions during Diwali. This, officials said, was in contradiction to the Bombay High Court observations that such illegal hoardings defacing public places must be dealt with sternly. The court had also directed civic bodies to take strict action. Accordingly, the Thane municipal administration has started the work of identifying the violations in all wards of the city and will initiate legal action within a week, informed Ashok Burpulle, deputy municipal commissioner. In addition, Jaiswal has also instructed the department to ensure the expense for removal of the illegal hoardings and banners is done on time and the same is recovered from those putting up the same.
|2018-11-14||Thane schools to celebrate Children's Day with a twist - Times of India|
Thane schools to celebrate Children's Day with a twist Nov 14, 2018, 23:11 IST Thane: With an intent of spreading awareness among the young ones regarding certain social issues, several schools across the lake city have decided to celebrate Children’s Day this time in a unique manner. Be it showcasing films for students on topics like child labour and child abuse, donating goodies to the underprivileged, gifting presents to poor kids and organising an array of competitions and performances, many educational institutes have planned a plethora of activities for their students. Snehalata Dev, principal of Symbiosis Convent High School & Junior College of Science, Arts & Commerce in Mumbra, said, “This time, the celebrations will be based on values. We are planning to screen short-films which are relevant to the modern society. This way students can not only relate to the movies, but will also learn something. The movies will revolve around key issues like say no to tobacco and the recent rubella and measles campaigns. The entire week we will be screenings films for different standards.” “Besides this, we will be taking kids to nearby villages and municipal schools so that everyone can enjoy the occasion together. Our students will be encouraged to make handmade gifts for these kids. We will have a talent hunt competition wherein there will be prizes,” added Dev. As most schools are still shut for Diwali vacation, some will be celebrating the occasion next week. “Once the school reopens on November 21 we will have a grand celebration. There will be a fun-n-fair with loads of games, dance and musical performances. There will also be a food stalls; wherein students will don their chefs hats and prepare some culinary delights,” said Shilpa Jejurkar, principal of Arunodaya Public School. From showcasing films for students on topics like child labour and child abuse, donating goodies to the underprivileged, gifting presents to poor kids and organising an array of competitions and performances, educational institutes have planned a plethora of activities for their students.
|2018-11-14||Another plaint filed against 3 activists for misusing RTI - Times of India|
Another plaint filed against 3 activists for misusing Updated: Nov 14, 2018, 23:58 IST Thane: Another complaint has been registered against three Right To Information (RTI) activists for allegedly demanding money from a builder to under-report illegalities in their project. A complaint has been registered against sitting BJP corporator’s son Rajkumar Yadav, former NCP corporator Sudhir Barge and Pradeep Patil for allegedly demanding Rs. 10 lakh from Sheth builder. “The builder has complaint that the trio had initially demanded Rs. 10 lakh against revealing the illegalities that they had come across in the RTIs they had filed against the builder. The trio then settled for Rs. 5 lakh which was paid to them. But later they demanded another Rs. 3 crore and suggested the builder to give a flat against it instead of taking money,” said Pradeep Sharma, senior inspector at anti-extortion cell, crime branch. The police stated that the accused used to not directly interact with the builders and used middle men to do their work. “The trio used to take help of middle men to demand money and do settlements, whom we are now trying to search,” added Sharma. The accused who were arrested in October are currently under judicial custody. The modus operandi of the accused was that they sued to file an RTI with the civic authorities on the projects of the builders and used that to extort money from the builders.
|2018-11-14||9.5-feet-long injured rock python rescued by activists - Times of India|
9.5-feet-long injured rock python rescued by activists Nov 14, 2018, 23:12 IST Thane: A 9.5-ft long adult female rock python who had fractured its lower jaw was rescued by animal activists recently in Palghar. Activists feel that the reptile could have been injured after it was hit by a speeding vehicle. The python that weighs over 10 kg will be operated in a special Mumbai clinic. The snake was found writhing in pain along a roadside by a group of villagers in Nandora village. They immediately called up the local wildlife NGO RAWW who rescued the snake. Currently, the reptile in the care of the forest department and is being looked after by volunteers from the NGO. “On the eve of Dhanteras, we received a call from villagers who informed us that they had seen a large snake lying motionless in one part of the field near their village for a long time. While rescuing the snake, 28-year-old Prashant Mankar, one of our volunteers who lived in the village, realized that the snake was not moving normally,” said Vaishali Chavan, an animal activist who heads the Palghar branch of RAWW. The activist said that they first allowed the python to move around freely in her home and filmed a video of its movement to Mumbai-based veterinarian Dr. Rina Dev. The doctor then asked them to take X-Rays of the reptile. The reports revealed a fractured and dislocated jaw, following which the team rushed the snake to Mumbai. “When the python was brought to here, she was in a bad state. Her lower jaw was fractured and dislocated. Going by her fracture, it seems like she was hit by a speeding vehicle. The infection in her mouth was spreading fast. If the infection would have spread to her main bone, then it could have been fatal and any delay in treatment could have resulted in maggots. She would not have survived on her own,” said Dr. Dev. The doctor said that the python will be operated upon and her dislocated jaw will be fixed as soon as the infection is healed. Speaking about the treatment Dr. Dev said, “Right now, the python is on antibiotics and is being fed eggs and multivitamins through a tube . She has to go through oral flushing every day to clear out the infection. . Once that is done, we will have to fix her fractured lower jaw, which could take another week to 10 days.” Meanwhile, wildlife activists believe that the rescue operation is a clear indication of the growing awareness levels amongst the locals in the interior pockets here as well. “A few years ago, the snake would have probably been left to die if not killed by locals. Now, they immediately call a wildlife NGO and forest officials. This helps us provide the injured animal or bird or reptile with the necessary help and treatment in the nick of time,” said Chavan.
|2018-11-14||TMC proposes 100-sq-km twin city near Thane - Times of India|
TMC proposes 100-sq-km twin city near Thane Nov 15, 2018, 05:12 IST TMC chief has proposed new city to accommodate growing population. THANE: Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has drawn up plans to develop a self-sufficient twin city spread over 100 square kms along its fringes as an alternative to accommodate a growing population. Municipal officials said the idea, the brainchild of municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, is to develop a new city on the lines of Navi Mumbai that can take the load of a growing population expected to settle in Thane and suburbs in the coming years. Six villages bordering Thane and Bhiwandi municipal corporation limits, including Kharbao, Paygaon, Paaye, Shilotar, Malodi and Nagari, among others, have been proposed to undergo the transformation. According to the initial concept, the corporation plans to tie up with MMRDA and form a special purpose vehicle that will be involved in the planning and execution of the megapolis for its residential, commercial and industrial activities. Currently, the areas are covered in MMRDA’s regional development plan but TMC wants these to be designed separately and brought under its fold. “Thane is saturated. A parallel city that can be designed from the scratch will have all the required amenities for a self-reliant township,” said an official from TMC’s town planning department. A proposal to the effect will be tabled before Thane municipal general body on Saturday for approval. Meanwhile, activists have termed this plan as fanciful and lashed out at the administration, claiming that they have overlooked improvement of Thane’s basic infrastructure. NCP said it will oppose it in the assembly and on the streets as well. “This seems like a plan drafted to benefit the builders’ lobby that has purchased huge tracts of land in the area,” said NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad.
|2018-11-13||Superintendent Mark Thane announces retirement from Missoula County Public Schools - The Missoulian|
|2018-11-13||Thane: In another case of one-sided love, police arrests man after he allegedly attacked woman with knife - Times Now|
Thane: In another case of one-sided love, police arrests man after he allegedly attacked woman with knife Updated Nov 13, 2018 | 13:54 IST | Babita Dubey, the 44-year-old victim was a security guard in Thane Municipal Corporation's Meenatai Thackeray Nursing Training Institute and Medical student's hostel. Thane: In a fatal attack reported from Thane on Monday evening, a youth attacked a 40-year-old female security guard in a women's hostel of a medical college in Thane's Khopat area. The woman is reportedly critical and is admitted to the JJ hospital in Mumbai for treatment. The accused, 35-year-old Vikas Dhanawade, has been arrested by the Naupada police. Babita Dubey, the 44-year-old victim was a security guard in Thane Municipal Corporation's Meenatai Thackeray Nursing Training Institute and Medical student's hostel. In what is termed as a one-sided lover's attack, Vikas, who worked as a security guard in a private company, got in touch with the victim four years ago. They both got into a relationship after which the victim allegedly lured Vikas into getting a job in a security corporation by paying them. However, they did not get the job even after paying money. After which she started ignoring the accused. The police found this as a motive during the investigation. Reportedly, two young men came forward to help Babita after Vikas attacked her with a knife. The victim was first admitted to Thane Civil Hospital after which she was shifted to JJ Hospital in Mumbai for further treatment.
|2018-11-13||Thane residents to wake up to dry taps today - Times of India|
Thane residents to wake up to dry taps Nov 14, 2018, 00:13 IST THANE: Residents from various parts of the lake city will have to brace for a 24-hour water cut from Wednesday morning. Officials said that the shutdown has been announced to ensure that there is proper distribution and management of water that is currently stocked at Shahad Temghar (STEM) water resource. As per the notice, areas like Ghodbundar Road— including Waghbil, Patlipada, Azad Nagar, Kothari compound, Dongripada and Gandhinagar— will not receive water from Wednesday 9am till Thursday morning. Residents of Siddeshwar lake, Rutu park, Uthalsar, Saket, Retibundar, Mumbra-Koliwada, Sailesh Nagar and Sanjay Nagar will have to face a 12-hour water cut from Wednesday 9pm till Thursday 9am. Meanwhile, the civic administration has also advised citizens to use water judiciously for the next couple of days, following the shut down as the flow may be affected.
|2018-11-13||'Man who stabbed lady guard only wanted to scare her' - Times of India|
Man who stabbed lady guard only wanted to scare her' Updated: Nov 14, 2018, 00:11 IST THANE: The accused who attacked the lady security guard at the Thane civic hostel told the police that he never intended to assault the woman, but only wanted to frighten her to return his money by threatening her to hurt himself. Vikas Dhanavade (35) was arrested on the spot on Monday evening after he stabbed Babita Dubey (40) in a nursing hostel after he got angry at her for talking rudely. “The two were acquainted with each other and were having an affair since over a year. Dhanavade claimed that the two were going to get married and Dubey was even going to help him get a job in Maharashtra security board, for which she had taken Rs.55,000 from him. But since the last one month she was avoiding him. So on Monday when he had decided to meet her he was carrying a knife and was going to threaten her by claiming to hurt himself if she did not return his money. But when the two started talking she spoke in a foul language which made him angry and he stabbed her instead,” said S. Dhumal, inspector at Naupada police station. The accused who was booked for attempt to murder was granted police custody till Thursday. The police stated that Dubey’s condition is stable now and she is under treatment at JJ hospital. Meanwhile, in less than 24 hours to the incident, the civic-administration has now started the process to install CCTV cameras in the hostel premises and even beefed up the security by placing more guards. “Earlier there used to be three guards but now post last evening’s incident around seven guards have been stationed. The cameras will also be installed within a day’s time in the prime locations of the building. Also, post the incident as the students were traumatised we made sure to counsel them and assured them that their security won’t be compromised. Henceforth we will even be making it mandatory to frisk and even check their bags so that no weapons are taken inside the premises,” said Dr. Sandhya Khadse, dean at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital.
|2018-11-13||Businessman from Kalwa gets ransom call demanding Rs 1 crore - Times of India|
Businessman from Kalwa gets ransom call demanding Rs 1 crore Updated: Nov 14, 2018, 00:07 IST THANE: A businessman from Kalwa received an extortion call from a man posing to be the gangster Ravi Pujari and allegedly demanded Rs 1 crore. The businessman who is a sub-broker and has an office in Kalwa was getting ransom calls since last one week. The victim then registered a complaint at Kalwa police station on Monday. “In the complaint, the victim mentioned that the caller introduced himself as Ravi Pujari and asked him for ransom. He even threatened to attack him if he does not give the money,” said an officer from Kalwa police station. The crime branch who is also investigating the case confirmed that that person calling is not Ravi Pujari. “The calls which the victim received were internet calls. We checked the voice coming from the calls and realized it does not matche with Ravi Pujari’s calls. So, hence it is someone else who is making the calls under his name. We are checking as to who the caller is,” said Pradeep Sharma, senior inspector at anti extortion cell, crime branch.
|2018-11-13||Businessman receives extortion calls allegedly from gangster Ravi Pujari - United News of India|
Businessman receives extortion calls allegedly from gangster Ravi Pujari Thane, Nov 13 (UNI) An offence for making extortion calls to a businessman from Thane city has been registered on Monday with Kalwa Police Station of Thane district. According to police,the caller who identifies himself as gangster Ravi Pujari made several calls to the said businessman demanding Rs one crore. The caller has been booked under sections 385,386 and 387 of IPC and no arrest has been made so far in connection with the incident. "The businessman who is a stock broker received extortion calls between November 6 to November 12 from the person claiming himself to be gangster Pujari. He threatened the broker to give Rs one crore or else get killed,"said the police.
|2018-11-13||Superintendent Mark Thane announces retirement from Missoula County Public Schools - KPVI News 6|
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|2018-11-12||Thane corporator's son 'fires' in air, video goes viral - Times of India|
Thane corporator's son 'fires' in air, video goes viral Updated: Nov 12, 2018, 09:08 IST THANE: A video has gone viral showing a Thane Shiv Sena corporator's son firing in the air at a private birthday party hosted by them in Lonavala on Friday. Sanjay Pandey is the elected corporator from ward No. 5 of Thane Municipal Corporation's Gandhi Nagar area. Pandey is also an SRA builder, it is learnt. Video: Thane Shiv Sena Corporator's son firing in the air at a private birthday party hosted by them in Lonavala on… https://t.co/8wMB7OpRZj— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1541993389000 In the video, Pandey's son, Neel, can be seen having dinner seated on a chair and firing in the air. Pandey rubbished the claims, saying, "My son and daughter had thrown a birthday party and around 10 of their friends were present. It's a conspiracy against him. The gun he used to shoot in the air is a toy gun. We are being unnecessarily targeted and defamed." When asked, a senior official from Thane police said they had no clue about the video.
|2018-11-12||Rs 80 lakh gold con: Heera Group MD in Thane police custody - Times of India|
Rs 80 lakh gold con: Heera Group MD in Thane police custody Nowhera Shaikh, MD of Heera Group of Companies which is facing many legal cases of cheating investors, was taken into custody by the Thane police's economic offences wing (EOW) from Byculla women's prison this week. Updated: Nov 12, 2018, 11:43 IST MUMBAI: Nowhera Shaikh, MD of Heera Group of Companies which is facing many legal cases of cheating investors, was taken into custody by the Thane police's economic offences wing (EOW) from Byculla women's prison this week. She is facing a case of cheating investors of nearly Rs 80 lakh. Shaikh (45) was arrested by the economic offences wing on October 26 in connection with a Rs 500-crore cheating case and for defaulting on payment to investors. On November 8, a special Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors' Act sent her to Byculla prison. After spending a night, Shaikh was taken into custody by the Thane EOW for custodial interrogation in connection with the Thane case. The case was first registered at a police station in Bhiwandi and later the probe was handed over to EOW. Eighteen investors of Heera Group of Companies had approached the Thane police on October 21 and lodged complaints, stating they had been collectively duped of Rs 80 lakh with the promise of high returns but the firm stopped their profit. The gullible investors are now waiting to get their money back. So far, 18 people have approached the Thane police and the total cheating amount has touched Rs 1.30 crore. She has been sent to police custody till November 14. Officials of Mumbai police said the last major gold consignment she had bought was for Rs 35 crore. "She would buy raw gold at market rate and made 10%-12% profit on jewellery-making charges. She has several jewellery selling outlets in the country... We're trying to get her firms' computer servers to studying the business module," said a police officer, requesting anonymity.
|2018-11-12||Thane: 60-year-old woman murdered after refusing to lend her car - Times Now|
Thane: 60-year-old woman murdered after refusing to lend her car Updated Nov 12, 2018 | 16:51 IST | When police checked the CCTV footage of the building, Sanjay Verma was seen exiting Rita's building in suspicious manner. He then fled to Kanpur after the murder. Mira Road: After a week's investigation, Kashimira police crime branch have finally managed to solve the murder misery of a senior citizen that had shocked the city. 60-year-old Rita Rodriguez, a resident of Mira Road was found dead in her house on November 4. After a thorough investigation, police arrested Sanjay alias Sonu Verma (aged 34) and they were surprised to hear the motive behind her murder. The accused confessed that he murdered Rita after she refused to give her car keys to him. Sanjay alias Sonu Verma was arrested from Kanpur by Thane police crime branch. Sanjay is a private contractor working on repair of railway vehicles. He was constantly demanding the keys to the car owned by Rita Rodriguez since two days. However, Rita had consistently refused to give him her car key. Infuriated, Sanjay entered Rita’s house at the pretence of giving Diwali sweets and murdered her on November 4. The CCTV footage of the scene of crime was checked by the police investigators. It could be seen that Sanjay Verma was exiting Rita's building in a suspicious manner. Sanjay had fled to Kanpur after the murder and Thane police subsequently arrested him from Kanpur. During the investigation, he confessed to the murder. A local Police officer said, “Accused had no intention of robbery. It was revealed during a search of the house. A murder case was registered against an unknown person and the investigation was started.” The Police official added, “When police asked Sanjay Verma why he murdered Rita, he said that once he had asked the woman for her car as he had to rush his wife to hospital. Rodrigues not only refused to give him the vehicle, but also insulted him by saying 'tumhari aukat hain kya gaadi mein baithne ka' (you don't have the class to sit in the car). As these words hurt him, he killed her.” Such a daring crime was committed over a petty issue and this brings forth the issue of unchecked aggression among the masses. If one can get murdered over refusing to give their car, then there is something inherently wrong with the way people are being sensitised towards the sanctity of human life.
|2018-11-12||Brave 10-YO Thane Boy Chases Kidnapper, Saves 2-Year-Old Brother from Abduction! - The Better India|
Brave 10-YO Thane Boy Chases Kidnapper, Saves 2-Year-Old Brother from Abduction! “I kept walking behind her and kept asking where she was taking my brother. When I tried to catch her, she ran faster.” November 12, 2018, 12:25 pm On Friday, 9 November 2018, two young brothers and their cousin were playing outside their home in Mumbra, Thane when a stranger attempted to lure the youngest child with chocolates. Thankfully, his 10-year-old brother came to his rescue and successfully foiled the kidnapping. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Khurshid Warsi, their uncle said, “The area was crowded due to preparations for a marriage function in the locality. At around 1:30 p.m., the three children were playing outside their house. The woman first attempted to engage my younger nephew in some play. Then she picked him up and began to walk away.” At this point, the 10-year-old realised that something was off, but instead of panicking, he started questioning the burqa-clad lady. She told him that she was taking the young one to buy chocolates, but his elder brother was not one to let go, easily. He kept following the woman, questioning her all the way. He even instructed his 12-year-old cousin to rush home and alert the adults about this strange woman. “I kept walking behind her and kept asking where she was taking my brother. When I tried to catch her, she ran faster,” he told Mirror adding that he raised the alarm when she wouldn’t stop. “This alerted passers-by, and by then my relatives and neighbours rushed to the spot to rescue the child. When she noticed a crowd, she left the boy and fled.” This chase continued for a good 8 minutes. The young boy, studying in class 2 thus rescued his brother from the clutches of a kidnapper. Although the family has not filed an official FIR with the Thane police, this scary incident brought to light the need to up safety measures in the housing society. It isn’t easy for a ten-year-old to bravely follow a strange woman trying to abduct his brother. But this young one showed courage and good presence of mind by attempting to maintain a dialogue with the kidnapper, asking his elder cousin to inform the adults and raising the alarm at the correct time. Earlier this year, a 10-year-old girl’s bravery saved 24 girls from an illegal shelter in UP, and you can read the intriguing story here. Also, a 14-year-old Pune student helped the police capture a pervert who would force girls in her school to watch porn.
|2018-11-12||Woman guard severely injured after being stabbed in Thane - Business Standard|
Woman guard severely injured after being stabbed in Thane Last Updated at November 12, 2018 22:00 IST A woman security guard at a hostel attached to a nursing college was Monday stabbed multiple times in the neck in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. Babita Dubey (40) suffered grievous injuries and is being shifted to state-run JJ Hospital in neighbouring Mumbai from the Thane Civil Hospital here, a senior police official said. Zonal Deputy Commissioner of Police Avinash Ambure said accused Vikas Dhanavade was handed over to the police by onlookers. He said further probe was underway.
|2018-11-12||Artificial pond for puja devotees in Thane - The Indian Express|
Artificial pond for puja devotees in Thane “The rituals demand that the auspicious objects or arghya is flown in the water. This was leading to a lot of pollution in the Upvan lake, where we generally gather to celebrate the festival. There were a lot of security risks as well in the lake,” Vinay said. Published: November 13, 2018 3:01:50 am IN A first, an artificial pond will be used in Thane to offer prayers on the occasion of Chhath Puja. The pond will be managed by NGO Rudra Pratishthan, which organises the puja every year in Thane. Rudra Prathishtan’s convener Dhananjay Kumar Singh (38) and his brother Vinay Kumar Singh (32) plan a clean-up every year before and after Chhath Puja. “The rituals demand that the auspicious objects or arghya is flown in the water. This was leading to a lot of pollution in the Upvan lake, where we generally gather to celebrate the festival. There were a lot of security risks as well in the lake,” Vinay said. The local police had approached the NGO with the idea of using an artificial pond where Ganesh idols were immersed at the end of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festivities in September. “We realised that it is actually a better idea than using the pond. The area has already been dug up for Ganesh idols, so we are prepping it up using our own funds,” said Vinay. Volunteers from the NGO have made cement steps on one side of the pond, measuring 50 feet by 200 feet. A pandal has also been set up where devotees can rest and wait for their turn. “We will use water from the nearby Upvan lake and fill the pond up to the height of 3.5 feet. Once the festival gets over, the water can be pumped back and the artificial lake will be cleaned by our volunteers,” Dhananjay said. The Thane Municipal Corporation has come in support of the idea. A senior official said, “This is adequately using an existing amenity… it would also reduce pollution in the lakes, while giving the devotees a safe space to perform rituals.”
|2018-11-12||Fewer trains led to overcrowding, inconvenience during 3 Diwali days - Times of India|
Fewer trains led to overcrowding, inconvenience during 3 Diwali days Updated: Nov 13, 2018, 00:11 IST THANE: Despite a notable increase in commuter density reported at Thane station, the Central Railways plied fewer trains over the festive season last week causing immense inconvenience to commuters. The railways operate 25% less trains on national holidays considering that the footfall is likely to be lesser and accordingly, three days over the last week including November 7, 8 and 11 saw fewer trains being operated. However, this resulted in massive crowding for festive travellers for a major part over these days as they had to face the ordeal of longer wait for trains and travelling in congested coaches. “We wanted to visit our relatives but the trains were running packed beyond capacity. The railways should have instead operated more special trains instead of reducing the frequencies of trains especially during such occasion when people prefer to travel more,” said Arathi Sharma, a commuter from Dadar who travelled to Thane. Statistics available with the railways revealed that as many as 82 lakh commuters travelled over five days between Wednesday and Sunday from Thane earning Rs 1.82cr for the railway administration. The highest turnout was on Sunday, November 11 when nearly 2.03lakh passengers used the railway services while Bhai Dooj on Friday also saw around 1.90lakh passengers travelling across the city via Thane. Officials said the station witnesses nearly 2.25lakh footfalls on an average day including the season ticket holders. When contacted, railway officials confirmed that the number of services were less on two national holidays last week but denied there was any rush during that time. “Commuters may have had to wait more on certain days but the crowd was lesser than the normal days as many people didn’t want to travel by train,” said a railway official. Complaining about the festive rush and fewer trains, a lady from kalwa said, “I had plans of meeting my extended family in Bhyander, however, due to the massive rush I dropped the plan. The trains seem to be overly crowded and the trains were fewer compared to any normal day. Despite being a holiday, the trains were jam packed. Ideally the railways should have plied more trains, but that was clearly not the case on the festival days. Instead of adding more trains the railways had cut down on the services which clearly added to the woes” cried Madhuri Phandse, a Kalwa resident.
|2018-11-11||Three-yr-old missing girl reunited with parents in Thane - United News of India|
Three-yr-old missing girl reunited with parents in Thane Thane, Nov 11 (UNI) A three-year-old girl who was separated from her parents and lost in the market amidst the rush of shoppers during the Diwali festivity, has been restored to the parents within a short span. The girl, who went to the market with her parents in Ambernath (west) town of the district on occasion of the Bhau Beej on Friday last, was lost in the crowd and finally landed at the Ambernath police station. Her parents, both of whom are labourers, first thought that the girl had gone with their relatives. When the parents checked with them, they were shocked to find out that the girl was not with them, then, they started a frantic search for their daughter, police said. At the same time, the girl, whose name was not disclosed, walked up to the railway station and started crying near an auto rickshaw stand.
|2018-11-11||50 enthusiasts participate in 1st Aquathon Day in Thane - United News of India|
50 enthusiasts participate in 1st Aquathon Day in Thane Thane, Nov 11 (UNI) As many as 50 enthusiasts, both youths and women, participated in the first-ever celebration of the Worldwide Aquathon Day here. The meet held close on the heels of the regular Marathon was organised by the Aqua Therapy expert from city, Dr Amruta Sharad Koli, on Saturday. Talking to the media on the sidelines of the event, she said that this therapy is yet to become popular in India and observed that the members of the society should be made aware about the therapy. Dr Koli further said that various health-related problems including that of heart, arthritis and neck among others can be cured by the exercises done in water, she said She also said that this is the first time the therapy was tried out in the city of lakes and hoped to organise the event year after year. "I want to actively promote health from curative to preventive, using water as a training medium," she added.
|2018-11-11||Fisherman goes missing after boats' collision at Vasai coast in Thane - United News of India|
Fisherman goes missing after boats' collision at Vasai coast in Thane Thane , Nov 11 (UNI) A frantic search is on for a fisherman who fell into the water following the collision of an unidentified vessel with a fishing boat off Vasai coast in the early hours of Sunday, the district authorities at Palghar said. The Vasai Tehasildar Kiran Survase told this correspondent that the coast guard and helicopter have been pressed into service to trace the missing fisherman. The local fishermen also were carrying out the search operations and it was immediately not not known as to which vessel had hit the fishing boat which had at least seven sailors on board , he said. He further said that the district administration was monitoring the situation as of now now and further details were awaited.
|2018-11-10||Mumbai cop arrested abusing, breaking jaw of duty personnel at Thane police station - Mid-Day|
Mumbai Cop Arrested Abusing, Breaking Jaw Of Duty Personnel At Thane Police Station Nov 10, 2018, 16:06 IST Constable Mahadeo Kamble had reached the Kolsewadi police station in Kalyan after his wife arrived there to file a complaint against him A Mumbai police constable was arrested on Friday for allegedly creating a scene at a police station in Thane, a senior police officer said. Constable Mahadeo Kamble, 29, had reached the Kolsewadi police station in Kalyan after his wife arrived there to file a complaint against him, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. The wife of the accused told Kolsewadi police that he used to assault her after getting drunk, the official said. "The accused came to the police station and started abusing the personnel who were attending to his wife's complaint. He got into fisticuffs with the personnel on duty there and even broke the jaw of one of them. He has been arrested and a court has remanded him in judicial custody," the official said. Kamble is attached to Shahu Nagar police station in Mumbai, the official said.
|2018-11-10||Youth injured in shooting assault in Thane - United News of India|
Youth injured in shooting assault in Thane Thane, Nov 10 (UNI) A 25-year-old businessman was injured as four unidentified persons shot at him on the intervening night of November 8-9 in Sahapur, the district rural police said today. The four accused have been booked under sections 307 read with 34 of IPC along with sections 3 and 25 of The Arms Act, 1959. Official from Vashind Police station under Sahapur division told that the victim was riding pillion on a scooter with a relative. Around 11:30 PM,he got down near Subamvastu Housing Complex near the highway to answer call of nature when four persons came on two scooters and started indiscrimnate firing, in which the victim's leg got injured. The victim identified as Prashant Kanthe is being treated at a local hospital in sahapur.
|2018-11-10||Thane saw cracker-free Diwali but air quality remained poor - Hindustan Times|
Thane saw cracker-free Diwali but air quality remained poor The Air Pollution Index for the city this year was more than 90% Updated: Nov 11, 2018 00:33 IST Though Thane residents celebrated a quieter Diwali this year, there was no relief in air pollution. The Air Pollution Index for the city this year was more than 90%. “The Air Pollution Index is over 90 percent more than the normal limit of 25 %. The API index at Teen Hath Naka was 127 % followed by 111 % at Kopri. This indicates that the air is extremely polluted and not fit for breathing,” said an official from Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). While most residents adhered to the Supreme Court directives on time restriction, bursting of smoke emitting crackers increased this year, leading to increase in air pollution levels. A TMC official said, “As per the data of our real-time weather monitoring system, the air pollution levels were the highest during the three days of Diwali from November 7 to November 9. The pollution levels were the highest around 9pm. The data was collected from four spots — Teen Hath Naka, Naupada ward office, Kopri ward office and Raptacos Brett and Company in Vartak Nagar.” The level of repairable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) is 226, lower than last year’s 311. The official said, “The permissible RSPM limit is ug/mg3. The RSPM increases to two-fold during Diwali as compared to normal days. The suspended particles were the highest at Kopri at 218 ug/m3 followed by 216 ug/mg3 at Teen Hath Naka.” The suspended particles cause allergies, asthama and respiratory ailments. Fancy crackers do not emit sound but the smoke leads to air pollution. Thane-based environmentalist Vidhyadhar Walavalkar said, “The air pollution levels were less on the first day of Diwali on November 6. However, the levels increased on the day of Laxmi puja. Residents refrained from bursting crackers, but there was lot of crackers burst in commercial areas such as markets Naupada and Kopri.” Walavalkar said there was a positive change seen this year as most housing societies did not burst crackers. “This should continue every year. It is necessary to educate people on the impact of firecrackers on our air quality,” he added.
|2018-11-10||Indians across globe perform aartis, light diyas on Diwali - Times of India|
Indians across globe perform aartis, light diyas on Diwali Nov 10, 2018, 22:43 IST Thane: The five-day festivities of Diwali appear to have been ringing in full-swing even across the geographical boundaries as the Indian diaspora settled abroad were seen swaying in the cultural spirit. Be it organizing dance performances, hosting skits and plays, installing food stalls consisting of the traditional faral at a local community centre or adorning their houses with lanterns and rows of diyas, Thaneites living oversees left no stones unturned in celebrating the festival in a land away from their homes. Asmita Belle, a former resident of Pokhran Road 2 currently staying in Ireland said, “There are a huge chunk of Indians in Dublin. So the celebrations were massive. On the weekend we had some celebrities who were flown in from India. They organized a musical night for the residents after which there was time allotted for the bursting of fire crackers. Later, there was a feast for the entire community and people were all dressed in their festive best for the occasion.” While some participated in the community celebrations, a few had decided to bring the festival of Diwali in their homes. A former resident of Vartak Nagar, now living in United Kingdom, Praniti Ghatmale said, “This was my first Diwali away from home. So my parents came to celebrate the occasion with me and we together conducted the Lakshmi puja as we would do back in India. We had decorated the whole house with lanterns and had lit diyas all around the place. We even called our friends to visit and had a small get-together party at home.” Some residents indulged in the traditional henna ceremony followed by an array of activities whilst enjoying the firecracker show that was arranged at some places in United States of America. “The Newport Waterfront in Jersey city had a firecracker spectacle. Even the kids went to the bridge side to burst the less noisy firecrackers. Earlier in the day the women arranged for a Sangeet ceremony like that of a wedding wherein professionals were called to apply henna. There were games for everyone too,” said, Amit Gore, a resident of New York City, originally from Thane. The Newport Waterfront in Jersey city had a firecracker spectacle. Even kids went to the bridge side to burst less noisy firecrackers. Earlier in the day women arranged for a Sangeet ceremony like that of a wedding and professionals were called to apply henna.
|2018-11-10||Medical students from civic-run hosp to visit old age home - Times of India|
Medical students from civic-run hosp to visit old age home Nov 10, 2018, 22:45 IST Thane: The medical students of the civic-run hospital are going to spend their Diwali weekend in a special way. Unlike many who are planning trips to friends and relatives places over the weekend, these students are going to visit an old age home in Bhiwandi and spend to day with them. They will also be carrying out a medical check up and provide them with medical aid.In order to sensitise the first and second year students of Rajiv Gandhi Medical College regarding the plight of patients and their issues and give a practical knowledge about medical aid, the hospital authorities will be taking them to old age homes twice a month.“As many as 45 students will be visiting an old age home on Saturday. This will be carried out twice a month in order to get them emotionally connected with patients,” said Dr. Sandhya Khadse, dean at Kalwa hospital.
|2018-11-10||Mumbai: MMRDA to acquire private land in Thane for Metro 4 car shed - The Indian Express|
Mumbai: MMRDA to acquire private land in Thane for Metro 4 car shed In the past, MMRDA had tried many options for building two car sheds for the Metro line 4, which will connect Wadala-Ghatkoper-Thane and Kasarwadavali. Amongst the various options mulled over by MMRDA included plots in Wadala, Aarey Colony and Gaimukh Nagar in Thane. Published: November 11, 2018 4:34:53 am ONE OF the two car depots for Metro line 4 will be constructed on a private land in Thane’s Kasarwadavali by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). A notification on the land use for the same will soon be released by MMRDA, sources told The Indian Express. In the past, MMRDA had tried many options for building two car sheds for the Metro line 4, which will connect Wadala-Ghatkoper-Thane and Kasarwadavali. Amongst the various options mulled over by MMRDA included plots in Wadala, Aarey Colony and Gaimukh Nagar in Thane. While MMRDA is still in talks with different central and state agencies to acquire a plot of land in Wadala or its nearby areas to build a car shed in Mumbai, for its Thane leg it has now decided to acquire a private land. Metro 4 was initially planned from Wadala to Kasawadawali. The length of the corridor was 32.3 km and the cost was pegged at Rs 14,549 crore. Later, MMRDA extended it to Gaymukh in Thane and to GPO on the southern side in Mumbai. But for such a wide network, MMRDA needs two depots to accommodate the rakes. According to MMRDA’s estimates, the corridor, passing through Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Marg and PD’Mello Road, will cater to 7 lakh passengers a day, making it one of the busiest Metro. Senior official from MMRDA said they had examined the proposed site and were of the view that it was suitable for the construction of a car shed. A total area of 20 hectare will be acquired and a notification on the same will be issued soon. “We want to check if the land is free of any encumbrance and has a clear title,” said an official privy to the development while speaking on the condition of anonymity. Earlier in March, MMRDA had sought for 15 hectare of land in Chembur for its Mumbai leg from Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF). However a senior official from the agency told The Indian Express that RCF had expressed its reservation as it already had plans to use the said land. Barricading for Metro line 4 has started and construction work will begin by this month-end, sources added. “Once completed, Metro 4 will take away a huge load from the central local railway and will also connect Wadala with central suburbs and the island city. With the state government giving rights to MMRDA to develop Wadala as the next business district, this infrastructure would be a must,” the official explained.
|2018-11-10||Siblings in country, use internet to celebrate Bhaubeej - Times of India|
Siblings in country, use internet to celebrate Bhaubeej Nov 10, 2018, 22:44 IST Thane: With the number of lake-city residents moving to different parts of the country or the world growing with every year, the Bhaubeej celebrations have transitioned to the digital realm. These days the aarti is carried out over skype and other such websites, the crucial ritual of gift exchanging has also found many new avenues. “My sister got married and moved to the US last year, so this year was my first Bhaubeej celebration away from her. We, however, celebrated it with the same enthusiasm using the internet. She decorated her home there with lights and diyas and we conducted the aarti over skype in the evening here (her morning). She also made some faral a few days ago and sent it home for me,” said Sagar Kulkarni (21), a Hiranandani Estate resident. Meanwhile, Brahmand resident Ankita Dedhia whose brother is working and residing in Delhi, added, “My brother has always been travelling and my mother would initially ask me to pray to moon and send my prayers and good wishes to him through chandamama. Now, we just use the video call facility and do the aarti over the internet.” “As far as gift giving goes, I sent him an intricate and elaborate wall hanging which has our family tree pictures via speed post, and he sent me a gift card of one of my favourite shopping websites. While the celebration is still not the same as it was when he was here, the plethora of digital options available to connect with our loved ones has surely made it easier,” she added. While these Thaneites opted to connect with their siblings on the occasion of Bhaubeej or Bhai dooj through the digital medium, a few others took advantage of the Diwali vacations and actually visiting their siblings for the celebration. “As both my brothers are working in Dubai and the school where I teach has a Diwali break, I visited them with my parents. I celebrated Bhai Pota by putting a mix of curd and sandalwood paste on my brothers’ foreheads and feeding them traditional sweets. I also prepared some mutton kosha and traditional fish fry that they had been craving. Since they have a holiday on Friday, they took me shopping thereafter,” added Indrani Mukherjee, a Manpada resident. As both my brothers are working in Dubai and school where I teach has a Diwali break, I visited them with my parents. I celebrated Bhai Pota by applying a paste of curd and sandalwood on my brothers’ foreheads and feeding them sweets.
|2018-11-10||Maharashtra: Man injured in firing by 4 unidentified persons in Thane - Times of India|
Maharashtra: Man injured in firing by 4 unidentified persons in Thane Nov 10, 2018, 17:32 IST THANE: A man was injured in the leg after four unidentified persons fired indiscriminately in the early hours of Friday in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. Prashant Kanthe (25) was on his way home after shutting his shop for the day when the incident happened, an official said. "The incident happened near Shubhamvastu residential complex on the Mumbai-Agra Highway. He is being treated at a local hospital," the Vashind police station official said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC and the Arms Act against four unidentified persons and efforts were on to nab them, he said. He said police were probing if Kanthe was the intended target of the persons who fired the shots.
|2018-11-09||Mumbai cop arrested for ruckus at Thane police station - Times of India|
Mumbai cop arrested for ruckus at Thane police station Nov 9, 2018, 22:27 IST THANE: A Mumbai police constable was arrested on Friday for allegedly creating ruckus at a police station in neighbouring Thane, a senior official said. Constable Mahadeo Kamble (29) had reached the Kolsewadi police station in Kalyan here after his wife arrived there to file a complaint against him, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. The accused's wife told Kolsewadi police that he used to assault her after getting drunk, the official said. "The accused came to the police station and started abusing personnel who were attending to his wife's complaint. He broke the jaw of one of the personnel on duty. He has been arrested and a court has remanded him in judicial custody," the official said. Kamble is attached to Shahu Nagar police station in Mumbai, the official said.
|2018-11-09||Thane: Girl repeatedly raped by father, accused held - Times of India|
Thane: Girl repeatedly raped by father, accused held Nov 9, 2018, 13:42 IST THANE: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped by her father in Bhiwandi township in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday. The 50-year-old accused, a resident of Padma Nagar in Bhiwandi, was arrested on Thursday following a complaint by the minor. "The man used to sexually assault his daughter when other members of the family slept. Before the crime, he used to force her into taking some intoxicating medicine and later gag her. He had been committing the crime since October 2017," a police officer said. The accused used to threaten the girl that he would kill her mother and siblings if she revealed it to anybody, the officer added. The victim finally mustered courage to approach the police and lodged a complaint against her father on Thursday, following which he was arrested by Bhiwandi police. The accused has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, police said.
|2018-11-09||Thane: Teenager raped twice by stalker in an isolated field - Times Now|
Thane: Teenager raped twice by stalker in an isolated field Updated Nov 09, 2018 | 16:47 IST | In another ghastly crime against women, a 17-year-old girl was abducted and raped twice in an isolated field by a man who had been stalking her for over two years. Thane: A shocking incident was reported from Dighi Kharihi in Dharni police station area of Thane. A minor girl was abducted and raped an isolated field. A case has been registered against the accused, Rupesh Ruplal Javarkar. Moreover, the 19-year-old accused had been harassing the 17-year-old girl since two years. On Saturday, the girl was going to her friend’s house at 3 PM. Just then, Rupesh blocked her path in the street, held her hand and said, “I want to marry you.” Then he did the unthinkable and kidnapped the victim. Subsequently, the accused took her to his sister's field and raped her twice in a hut. He threatened to kill her if she did not agree to his demands. The victim somehow reached Dharni police station after the accused was done violating her and filed a complaint against him. A case of rape, abduction, child sexual abuse (POCSO) and death threat has been registered against the accused. Rape under false marriage promise Meanwhile, another incident was reported about the rape of a divorcee by an accused who gave false marriage promises. The accused is Sunil Mahadev Pathak (aged 45, resident of Mahindra Colony). A few months ago, Sunil and a divorcee woman, who lived in Arjun Nagar, were introduced. After getting acquainted, they both got together in the Arjun Nagar area. Thereafter, Sunil raped the woman many times. When she was two months pregnant, she had an abortion at a private hospital. When the victim asked Sunil about marriage, he refused to marry her. The victim then filed a complaint. Gadgee Nagar police have arrested the accused Sunil Pathak.
|2018-11-09||'Festival of lights turns out to be a noisy affair in Thane' - Times of India|
Festival of lights turns out to be a noisy affair in Thane Updated: Nov 9, 2018, 22:45 IST Thane: The festival of lights turned into a noisy affair across the city as the sound levels rose beyond the permissible limits during Diwali. Several activists said that even though there was a noise enforced by the court, residents did not abide by the rules. Violators continued to burst crackers even though the Supreme Court’s 10pm deadline. Activist Dr. Mahesh Bedekar who measured the noise levels at various parts of the city over the three days— from Narak Chaturdashi to Padwa— claimed that though the use of crackers was less as compared to the last few years, the noise levels continued to be deafening and beyond the permissible decibel limits. Resident did not even follow the time limit. As per the readings measured by Dr. Bedekar, the highest noise levels was on the evening of Laxmi pooja. On this day, the decibel levels rose to 110 at Panchpakhadi. Similarly, on the morning of Narak Chaturdashi, the decibel levels reached 105 at Ram Maruti road as this place has become a meeting point for youngsters over the last several decades. The DJ music just added up to the noise levels here. Dr. Bedekar said that he was also shocked to see that there was lack of police presence in the city and there was also violation of the timings. In its ruling, the Supreme Court had stated that people will be allowed to burst crackers only for two hours, which was from 8pm to 10pm. But this was not followed. “The number of crackers that were burst were comparatively lesser this year as compared to last year. But the noise levels remained way above the permissible limits. At many places, residents were seen bursting crackers till midnight. The police also were not where to be seen on these days,’’ said Dr. Bedekar. Meanwhile, the air quality in Thane continued to be very polluted during the festive season. The Air Pollution Index taken by the municipal corporation on Friday hovered between 77% to 147%. While the continuous ambient air quality monitoring station (CAAQM) of the Thane Municipal Corporation’s pollution control cell at Teen Haath Naka showed that the area was most polluted. The Raptacos Brett and Co. (Industrial) was the least polluted with an API of 71%. Activists urged residents to take the onus on themselves to reduce the noise pollution and not to rely on agencies to enforce laws. “The young generation is changing its mindset slowly but the elderly must also change their thinking and be more responsible. Implementing authorities like the state government and police must also work towards creating more awareness, but residents must be proactive,” said Bedekar.
|2018-11-09||Thane welcomes Swasth Bharat Yatra - United News of India|
Thane welcomes Swasth Bharat Yatra Thane, Nov 9 (UNI) The 'Swasth Bharat Yatra,' which started on World Food Day on October 16, was accorded a warm welcome in this Maharashtra district on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Thane District Collector Rajesh Narvekar on Friday asked the citizens to change their food habits and lifestyle, for a healthy life. Welcoming the Swastha Yatra contingent, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Konkan Division Joint Commissioner Shivaji Desai said, "The Yatra, which has a total of around 405 cyclists, has covered 625 km, held 14 Prabhat Feris, visited 84 places and 48 activation points, and witnessed participation of 15,000 people. "The event also marked several activities, including flagging off of a cycle rally by Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde, as well as display of Yoga by a teenage girl, who is learning the art for the last 10 years. The two-track yatra entered this district on Friday.
|2018-11-09||Thane man held for murdering senior citizen in UP - United News of India|
Thane man held for murdering senior citizen in UPT hane, Nov 9 (UNI) The District Rural Police on Friday arrested a 34-year-old from Mira Road Town here for murdering a senior citizen in Uttar Pradesh on November 5. The arrested accused, identified as Sanjay alias Sonu Ramesh Chandra Verma, has been charged under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code by Mira Road police station. "Verma was produced before a local Magistrate, who remanded him to police custody till November 14. "On November 5, an old lady, who lived alone and gave tuitions, was found murdered with multiple stab wounds," police said. Following this, District Superintendent of Police Shivaji Rathod formed a couple of teams to trace the killer.
|2018-11-09||Gang of 6 held for looting wine shops in Thane - United News of India|
Gang of 6 held for looting wine shops in Thane Posted at: Nov 10 2018 12:03AM Gang of 6 held for looting wine shops in Thane Thane, Nov 9 (UNI) The city Crime Branch on Friday arrested a gang of six robbers, who allegedly looted the wine shops in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar regions. Considering a spate in incidents of looting of cash collection from employees of wine shops in the region by dacoits, a Crime Branch team studied the modus operandi of the gang members and arrested six people, including two main accused Haresh Kumar Goswami and Ganesh Sonawane on Thursday, police said. The gang had looted Rs 6.5 lakh each from the employees of Raja Wines in January and Mahek Wines in October. Describing the modus operandi of the gang, police said that they used to waylay the wine shop employees, who were on way to deposit the collection of cash for the day at the head office in the night, and beat them up before fleeing from the spot with the stolen cash.
|2018-11-09||Thane welcomes Swasth Bharat Yatra - United News of India|
Thane welcomes Swasth Bharat Yatra Thane, Nov 9 (UNI) The 'Swasth Bharat Yatra,' which started on World Food Day on October 16, was accorded a warm welcome in this Maharashtra district on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Thane District Collector Rajesh Narvekar on Friday asked the citizens to change their food habits and lifestyle, for a healthy life. Welcoming the Swastha Yatra contingent, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Konkan Division Joint Commissioner Shivaji Desai said, "The Yatra, which has a total of around 405 cyclists, has covered 625 km, held 14 Prabhat Feris, visited 84 places and 48 activation points, and witnessed participation of 15,000 people. "The event also marked several activities, including flagging off of a cycle rally by Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde, as well as display of Yoga by a teenage girl, who is learning the art for the last 10 years. The two-track yatra entered this district on Friday.
|2018-11-08||Firecracker deadline violated but noise levels plummet in Mumbai and Thane - India Today|
Firecracker deadline violated but noise levels plummet in Mumbai and Thane Police phone lines were constantly busy as troubled citizens made calls to complain about deadline violations in their areas November 8, 2018 UPDATED: November 8, 2018 21:24 IST HIGHLIGHTS The Supreme Court deadline for bursting firecrackers was not followed everywhere Noise of firecrackers troubled citizens till 4 am in some places However, it was found that noise levels came down when compared to last year Many people in Mumbai did not obey the Supreme Court order on bursting firecrackers only between 8 pm and 10 pm as they continued their festive celebrations even after midnight on Thursday. Police were busy attending to calls from citizens who were complaining of loud noises in their area. Even social media feeds were full of complaints from citizens about firecrackers being burst well past midnight. Mumbai Police spokesperson Manjunath Shinge maintained that Mumbai Police did its best to enforce the Supreme Court order. He added that data collation from all 94 police stations in Mumbai will take some time and number of complaints attended will be clear after that. The situation in Thane city and district was somewhat similar to that of Mumbai. Sarita Khanchandani, a resident of Ulhasnagar in Thane, said she contacted police control room and requested then to stop people who were bursting firecrackers near her residence after the deadline. "My house is about 3 to 4 minutes' distance away from the police station, I kept requesting them to send someone. But the policeman told me that they are short staffed," she said. She said that loud noises stopped only around 2 am. Khanchandani runs a group called Hirali Foundation. When she measured noise level from inside her house, she found that it was over 100 decibels. She added that people were bursting firecrackers in areas in Ulhasnagar like Jhulelal Mandir till 4 am in the morning. Noise levels there was between 93 and 114 decibels. Dr Mahesh Bedekar, a resident of Thane city who had filed a PIL about the same issue in Bombay High Court, has been monitoring noise levels in the city for the last five years. He said that although noise levels came down this year, there was a sudden surge between 7 pm and 10 pm when the levels touched 110 decibels. He also observed that though firecrackers were indeed being burst after 10 pm the number of such instances was low this time around. "We cannot expect police to reach everywhere. It is the responsibility of each citizen," said Bedekar. Awaaz Foundation, the organisation which measures noise levels in different parts of Mumbai, noted that the city was comparatively less noisy this year, but only just. Sanjay Salunkhe from the foundation said that police took action against those bursting firecrackers at Mumbai's Marine Drive after 10 pm deadline on Wednesday. He said that the noise levels there were around 114.1 decibels, slightly lower than 117.8 decibels last year. Awaaz Foundation also found that none of the firecrackers they tested were 'green firecrackers', the use of which was made compulsory by the Supreme Court. Foundation's own reports say that there are high levels of toxic chemicals in these firecrackers.
|2018-11-08||Thane: In a major crackdown, cops recover 230 stolen bikes; 156 thieves arrested - Times Now|
Thane: In a major crackdown, cops recover 230 stolen bikes; 156 thieves arrested Updated Nov 08, 2018 | 15:00 IST | In a major crackdown on crime in the last three months, Thane Police team have tracked and nabbed 156 bike thieves and recovered 230 stolen motorcycles from them. Thane: Vehicle theft cases are on an alarming rise in Thane and nearby suburban areas. Due to this, Thane Police launched a massive drive against thieves to prevent such crimes. In the aftermath of the drive, Thane Police nabbed 156 thieves in last three months and seized 230 stolen bikes from them, Additional Commissioner of Police, Pravin Pawar, said in a press conference. IPS Officer Vivek Phansalkar took charge as Thane Police Commissioner in the month of July. After that, Phansalkar created an action plan for a safe Thane city. To prevent bike theft cases, Phansalkar ordered all police personnel to take action against vehicle thieves in a stern and swift manner. Thane Police team, Crime Branch Units 1 to 5 and anti-corruption bureau team tracked down 230 bike theft cases soon after. As per the anti-theft drive, cops kept a close watch on history sheeters. Similarly, police also detained some people who had a criminal record in similar cases. The drive was operational between August and October. In these three months, police teams tracked and nabbed 156 bike thieves and recovered a staggering 230 stolen motorcycles. Pravin Pawar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) said, “We have made a special team to crack motorcycle theft cases. Our team took action in the area of Thane City, Bhiwandi, Ambernath and Kalyan.” The accused who was been arrested were selling stolen vehicles in rural areas of Maharashtra at just 30 per cent of the total price of the bike. Since the price difference of the stolen goods was massive, there was no big difficulty in finding buyers. Moreover, these bike thieves also made fake documents of stolen vehicle before selling them.
|2018-11-08||Thane: IMEI number, CCTV footage used by cops to nab thief on train - Times Now|
Thane: IMEI number, CCTV footage used by cops to nab thief on train Updated Nov 08, 2018 | 15:18 IST | A woman was molested on board Netravati Express but railway police nabbed the accused with the help of IMEI Number of stolen cellphone and CCTV footage of Thane Railway Station. Thane: A 45-year-old woman was allegedly molested and robbed by a youth in Netravati Express. The incident occurred on October 10, when the victim was traveling in the express train. Her mobile phone was also stolen by accused and that led the police to the culprits. Thane Railway Police arrested the accused with the help of phone's IMEI number and CCTV footage of railway station. The victim was traveling in the Netravati Express on October 10 and at around 5.45 PM, the train reached Thane Railway Station. It was at that time the accused boarded the train and he started behaving inappropriately with the woman. When victim pushed him, the accused held her neck and molested her. Then accused then jumped off the moving train after snatching victim’s gold chain and mobile phone. The victim immediately reached the Thane GRP office and registered her complaint. The Police registered case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) 354, 392 and started their investigation. Subsequently, cops checked the CCTV footage of Thane Railway station to identify the accused. CCTV footage, IMEI number helped track accused As per the press release by police, the Thane Railway Police scanned CCTV footage of Thane Railway Station and also tracked the location of accused with help of IMEI number of the stolen mobile phone. The accused has been identified as 25-year-old Arvind Hukka Bhojiya, a resident of Chinchpada, Airoli, Navi Mumbai. Thane Railway Police then arrested the accused and recovered gold chain of Rs 1,22,328 (Weight 40.180 gms). Police also recovered six mobile phones from his house. Four mobile phones of Micromax, one Nokia phone and one Samsung phone were recovered by the cops.
|2018-11-07||Thane: Ambernath residents protest against pollution spread by industries - The Indian Express|
Thane: Ambernath residents protest against pollution spread by industries The pollution control board officials refused to comment on the protest. An officer said: “If there are concerns we will check..." Updated: November 7, 2018 8:30:53 pm The Ambernath citizens’ forum organised a protest march against the pollution spread by industries in the area. They also started a campaign called “Say No to Properties from Ambernath to Badlapur” claiming that the industries have made the entire area poisonous by polluting the air and water. According to one of the members of Ambernath Citizens Forum, the fire in the chemical factory in Ambernath was a rude waking up for the authorities. “The railway had to suspend services for some hours as the smoke was so bad. No one should live like this. So, we started the petition warning other people from buying property here,” said Satyajit Burman member of the ACF. “The areas from Ambernath to Badlapur are generally cheap property options for people who work in Mumbai. They spend their life savings on getting a house here, only to die slowly due to pollution,” Rinki Aneja, another resident and protester claimed. She added: “We have been trying to get the authorities, like the municipal corporation and the pollution control board to do something about this for years.” According to Burman, the protest and campaign was to deter property buyers and also to take action against officials of the pollution control board. “Despite complaints of water pollution, they have done nothing and now, all our water sources are polluted. We cannot drink water, the air is full of fumes. Isn’t this the basic right of citizens?” Satyajit asked. The pollution control board officials refused to comment on the protest. An officer said: “If there are concerns we will check. We are already looking into the fire and how to avoid it.”
|2018-11-07||156 held, 230 stolen vehicles seized in Thane since Aug. - The Hindu|
156 held, 230 stolen vehicles seized in Thane since Aug. Updated: November 08, 2018 00:54 IST In a sustained operation to combat the rising number of motor vehicle thefts in Thane, the police have arrested 156 people and seized 230 stolen vehicles between August and October this year. The police said the operation has also provided vital insights into the highly organised and widespread network of vehicle thieves. According to the Thane police, those arrested include people who allegedly performed a variety of roles, including scouting the city for potential targets, making duplicate keys, stealing the vehicles, changing the engine and chassis numbers, and acting as middlemen in the resale of the vehicles. Officials said the operation was jointly undertaken in August between the Crime Branch and the city police, with personnel from all police stations and units pitching in. “We had several units patrolling all the spots where a high number of vehicle thefts were reported and some of the accused were caught red-handed over a span of two to three weeks. Their interrogation led us to the other accused over the last one-and-a-half month,” a Thane Police officer said. The officer said all the accused belong to different gangs and their arrest has helped solve around 207 motor vehicle theft cases registered in Thane this year. “Some among the arrested accused operate independently. We have started the process of tracing the owners of the stolen vehicles so that they can reclaim their vehicles after producing the requisite documents. The process might prove to be challenging, however, as the engine and chassis numbers of some of the vehicles have been scratched off,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Deoraj, Thane Crime Branch said. Different methods Police sources said the vehicles were stolen for a variety of reasons. An officer said, “Some gangs steal four-wheelers to sell them to clients based in other States. These vehicles are stolen ‘as-per-order’, with separate gangs collecting the orders and conveying them to the thieves. Once the vehicles are stolen, they are taken to garages involved in the rackets. They are repainted, their engine and chassis numbers are scratched off, and they get different number plates before being sold to clients.” Meanwhile, other gangs steal two-wheelers for a quick buck or to provide them to gangs that need expendable getaway vehicles in robberies or chain-snatchings, officers said.
|2018-11-07||Consumer forum rejects plaint against co-operative court judge - Times of India|
Consumer forum rejects plaint against co-operative court judge Rejecting a case, the Thane District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (TDCDRF) ruled that complaints against a judicial or quasi-judicial official do not qualify for intervention under the protection of consumer rights. Nov 8, 2018, 01:44 IST THANE: Rejecting a case, the Thane District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (TDCDRF) ruled that complaints against a judicial or quasi-judicial official do not qualify for intervention under the protection of consumer rights. Besides, the forum also stated the allegations made by the complainant could not be the subject matter of a consumer dispute. Forum president S D Madake and members Poonam V Maharshi and S Z Pawar rejected the complaint filed by Altaf Pirani against the judge of a district co-operative court here. The complainant stated he had paid a court fee of Rs 5,000 at the time of filing a complaint in the cooperative court. He alleged though the judge was under obligation to accept his application, the same was not done. He claimed the judge directed him to pay Rs500 toward arbitration fee and Rs1,600 processing fee, which was illegal. Pirani moved the consumer court seeking its intervention and sought compensation of Rs 25,000 from the cooperative court for negligence and mental agony. In its order, the forum stated, "Considering the contents of the complaint, we are of the view the allegations that Rs2,100 was demanded due to negligence or intentionally or due to extraneous consideration cannot be the subject matter of a consumer dispute as alleged in the complaint." The complainant cannot be termed as 'consumer' in an issue pertaining to quantum of court fees, added the panel.
|2018-11-07||Thane “Tim” Scott Kriegel - Branson Tri-Lakes news|
Thane “Tim” Scott Kriegel Nov 6, 2018 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Memorial services for Thane “Tim” Scott Kriegel, 76, of Reeds Spring, will be held Nov. 10, 2018, 11 a.m., at Talking Rocks Baptist Church, in Branson West, with Pastor Delbert Davis officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home, Kimberling City.He died Sept. 29, 2018. Thane was born April 7, 1942, in N.J., son of Warren and Joanna Woods Kriegel. He had been a resident of the area for 17 years, moving here from Calif. He had worked as an electrical engineer for Hewlett Packard. He was a member of the Talking Rocks Baptist Church, in Branson West.He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Maria Kriege, of Reeds Spring; sons, Jan S. Kriegel, of Junea, Alaska; Ken A. Kriege, of Calif., Ron Kraus and wife, Amanda, of Reeds Spring, Tony Kraus, of La Jolla, Calif., Christian Kriegel and wife, Danielle, of Spokane, Wash. and Donnie Kriegel, of Reeds Spring; daughters, Jennifer Albrecht and husband, Rob, of Wantage, N.J. and Felicia Kraus, of Reeds Spring; brother, Jon Kriegel and wife, Janice, of Rochester, N.Y. and four grandchildren.Memorials may be made to the Bible Ministry at Talking Rocks Baptist Church, Branson West, Mo. Facebook Twitter
|2018-11-06||CM Devendra Fadnavis shuts the door on ex-Thane jailor accused of sexual misconduct - Mumbai Mirror|
CM Devendra Fadnavis shuts the door on ex-Thane jailor accused of sexual misconduct Updated: Nov 6, 2018, 08:17 IST Fadnavis approves Home Department’s proposal that suspension of Hiralal Jadhav – who was accused by a constable of molestation – shouldn’t be revoked. Former superintendent of Thane jail Hiralal Jadhav, who is under suspension since September 2016 over sexual harassment allegations, will not be reinstated, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said yesterday. The decision comes in the wake of the Maharashtra Administration Tribunal (MAT) in October asking the CM and the state government to review Jadhav’s suspension within two weeks, failing which he would have been considered re-instated. The MAT said that Jadhav was suspended “hurriedly” (within a day of the incident) but the review of revocation of suspension didn’t happen when it should have come within 90 days. Fadnavis told Mumbai Mirror yesterday that he had approved the Home Department’s proposal that Jadhav’s suspension should not be revoked. “I have okayed the proposal,” the CM said. Sources in the state bureaucracy said a suspension review committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary (appeals & security) Shree Kant Singh was of the “unanimous opinion” that charges against Jadhav, 54, were serious enough to keep him out of the police force. In 2016, Jadhav had allegedly pestered a jail constable with phone calls and purportedly tried to drag her into his car. She submitted chats, audio clips and messages sent to her and registered a molestation complaint against him with Thane police. This was the fourth time that Jadhav was placed under suspension in a career spanning two decades. While Jadhav remained unavailable for comment, the government sources said his record, and the brouhaha over his official residence, have all but shut the doors on his comeback. Mirror had reported in April last year that a team led by Thane tehsildar had to break open the gates of the house occupied by Jadhav after he locked it and went incommunicado following his suspension (‘Suspended Thane jailor’s belongings thrown out of the house he locked & left’, MM, April 13, 2017). After receiving his suspension orders on September 3, 2016, Jadhav left the Thane jail the same day but got 40 people to move into his bungalow, thus preventing his successor Nitin Vayachal from taking possession of the property. When a complaint against Jadhav was registered at the Thane Nagar police station for bringing strangers into the jail premises and allowing them to squat on prison property, the occupants of the house left but not before locking the house and taking the keys with them. Allegations against Hiralal Jadhav In 2012, 17 trainees of a jail staff college Jadhav headed in Pune accused him of abuse. The women had alleged that Jadhav made comments about their clothes, referred to relatives visiting to meet them as their “customers”, and used obscene and insulting language. An inquiry conducted by the then Deputy Inspector General of Police Swati Sathe recommended Jadhav’s dismissal. In 2016, Jadhav was accused by a woman constable of badgering her with calls and trying to drag her into his car.
|2018-11-06||60-yr-old woman killed in Thane - Business Standard|
60-yr-old woman killed in Thane Last Updated at November 6, 2018 12:25 IST A 60-year-old woman was allegedly killed by unidentified persons here in Maharashtra, police said Tuesday. The woman, identified as Rita Rony Rodrigues, was found lying dead with multiple stab wounds in her flat in the Mira Road area Monday evening, Thane rural police spokesperson Yuvraj Kalkutage said. She lived alone and used to take tuitions in the house, he said. The body was sent for postmortem and a case registered against the unidentified culprits under IPC section 302 (murder), he said, adding that a probe was on into the incident.
|2018-11-06||Thane is where it all started for Subhankar Dey under Vad - Mid-Day|
Thane Is Where It All Started For Subhankar Dey Under Vad Nov 06, 2018, 10:06 IST "He also stayed in my house and in hostel. Despite all his problems, his focus was on training hard. All said and done, beating a legend like Lin Dan is an achievement. I give him credit for his perseverance and hard work." When almost all top academies in India rejected Subhankar Dey, the Thane Badminton Academy opened doors for him. Dey moved to Thane to pursue his career in the sport and joined the Thane Badminton Academy under coach Shrikant Vad. Vad was thrilled. "Dey is an extremely hardworking boy, who had the potential but never achieved results he deserved. He trained under me in his formative years — for five years. "He also stayed in my house and in hostel. Despite all his problems, his focus was on training hard. All said and done, beating a legend like Lin Dan is an achievement. I give him credit for his perseverance and hard work."
|2018-11-06||Thane cops seize 230 bikes, arrest 153 in 3 months - Times of India|
Thane cops seize 230 bikes, arrest 153 in 3 months The city crime branch claimed to have busted a major stolen bike racket by seizing as many as 230 bikes and arresting 153 persons, mostly youths, over a period of three months. Nov 7, 2018, 04:26 IST THANE: The city crime branch claimed to have busted a major stolen bike racket by seizing as many as 230 bikes and arresting 153 persons, mostly youths, over a period of three months. The bikes thieves used to steal and sell them off at a cheaper price to clients from the rural areas. The seized bikes are valued at Rs 1.50-2 crore, said Pravin Pawar, additional commissioner of police (crime). Following recent cases of multiple vehicle thefts in areas under the Thane commissionerate, Thane police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar had directed the commissioners of all five zones to track down the stolen vehicles. The cops undertook a drive between August and October and cracked 207 vehicle theft cases, said Depak Deoraj, the deputy commissioner of police (crime).
|2018-11-05||#GoodNews: Thane Cops Find Missing Seven-Year-Old Girl in 12 Hours - The Quint|
#GoodNews: Thane Cops Find Missing Seven-Year-Old Girl in 12 Hours Thane Police rescued a seven-year-old girl just 12 hours after she went missing, an official said on Saturday, 3 November. The girl, a resident in Kalwa township of Thane, was reported missing on 1 November, when she was on her way to meet her mother for Diwali shopping, Senior Inspector Shekhar Bagde said. The girl's family filed a police complaint later in the day and four teams were formed to trace her, he said. She was spotted at the Kurla railway station in Mumbai with the help of CCTV footage. By the time the Kalwa police reached Kurla, authorities had handed over the child to the Mankhurd Children's Home, the official said. "We went to the children's home and united her with her family on Friday (2 November)," Mr Bagde said, adding that police officials also bought the child a set of clothes as a Diwali gift.
|2018-11-05||Thane Municipal Corporation to offer 10% rebate to boost Solid Waste Management - Daily News & Analysis|
Thane Municipal Corporation to offer 10% rebate to boost Solid Waste Management Updated: Nov 5, 2018, 06:05 AM IST The Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) decision of speaking to Thane residents over the solid waste management issue seems to have borne fruit. On Saturday, TMC officials agreed to provide housing society members with space for solid waste management needs. This meeting broke a four-month silence between Thanekars and TMC, with the latter agreeing to discuss SWM issues. An impasse had been building from June this year, with the civic body allegedly trying to impose the responsibility of SWM on the citizens. As per the TMC's June decision, housing societies measuring 5,000 sq.m and above, and generating 100 kilograms of waste or more, were expected to manage their own waste. The Thane Citizens Foundation (TCF), a forum of over 1,000 societies, tried having a dialogue, but to no avail. It was only after the TCF members threatened to go to court that the civic body blinked and agreed to meet them. Following the meeting, the TMC told societies that societies that do SWM will get a 10 per cent incentive in property tax. "If TMC provides us space, technology and incentive, we will use that rebate in setting up SWM plants, manpower, etc," TCF president Kasber Augustine said.
|2018-11-05||Maharashtra: Four injured in fire at Thane factory, railway services affected for half an hour - Scroll.in|
Maharashtra: Four injured in fire at Thane factory, railway services affected for half an hour Thirteen workers were inside the factory in Ambernath when the fire broke out. Four persons were injured when a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in Maharasthra’s Thane district on Monday, PTI quoted a police officer as saying. The incident forced the Central Railway to stop train services between Ambernath and Badlapur – which are part of the Mumbai suburban train network – between 3.53 pm and 4.20 pm as a precautionary measure, said Central Railway chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi. A fire department official said fire engines and tankers were deployed at around 2 pm to douse the blaze at the Persia Chemical Factory in Ambernath. “There were 13 workers inside the factory at the time of the fire and all started running when it broke out,” said Senior Inspector KG Chavan. “The [four] injured were rushed to a nearby hospital and are out of danger.” The fire is under control and cooling operations are under way, said Chavan.
|2018-11-05||Thane: Mental hospital allows families to stay with patients during treatment - Times Now|
Thane: Mental hospital allows families to stay with patients during treatment Updated Nov 05, 2018 As per a new initiative, the Thane's Regional Mental Hospital has converted an entire ward into residential quarters where families of patients with severe mental illnesses stay. Mumbai: After a 20-year-old man stabbed his mother during an extreme episode of schizophrenia, his family decided to take him to the Regional Mental Hospital in Thane. As per the new initiative, the hospital has converted an entire ward into residential quarters where families of patients with severe mental illnesses stay. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the 20-year-old inmate takes long walks with his father inside the humongous colonial-era campus. The inmate's father said that they did not know what will happen after his wife was stabbed, but now she has recovered and the family decided to move here into the hospital premises for his son's treatment. The hospital's superintendent, Dr Sanjay Bodade told that the national daily that involving the family in the recovery process of a patient may reduce cases of abandonment of the patients. "We want relatives to take an active part in the rehabilitation process and learn how to handle situations," said Dr. Bodade. Reportedly, the hospital has 1,386 patients who are currently being treated in the hospital. Meanwhile, 356 people who have fully recovered but have been abandoned by their families as they are unable to take care of them. The doctors at the Bangalore-based National Insititute of Mental health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) have been strongly encouraging relatives to stay with patients during their treatment.
|2018-11-05||Diwali celebrations begin on a high note in Lake City - Times of India|
Diwali celebrations begin on a high note in Lake City Nov 5, 2018, 23:49 IST THANE: From starting their day with the ritualistic abhyang snan to flocking to temples with their family, Thaneites across the lake-city begin their Choti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi festivities on a cultural and ritualistic note on Tuesday. Even though the festive season of Diwali is largely associated with bursting crackers, feasting on sweets and farsan, purchasing new outfits and exchanging gifts for many youngsters, these traditional rituals continue to be observed on the day that marks the victory of Lord Krishna over Narakasura. While the five-day festival of Diwali officially starts with Dhanteras on Monday, the abhyang snan on Narak Chaturdashi signifies the beginning of the festive season for many Thaneites. “For us, Diwali starts on Tuesday as the day is marked with the ritual of holy bath with the sandalwood paste that is applied on the face, hands and legs, thus giving us a fresh start to the year ahead. After the bath we break the Karit fruit with our toe, which is symbolic to the killing of the demon god Narakasura. We then visit the temple at Upvan and offer the plate of faral to the God. Then the whole family feasts on it for breakfast,” said Aditi Ghangurde, a resident of Pokhran Road No.1. After starting the day on a traditional note, devotees spend the rest of the day visiting friends and families, exchanging sweets and traditional savory snacks and creating rangolis. “While we start the celebration by getting up early and having an oil bath, which is believed to cleanse our sins, followed by the aarti of Goddess Lakshmi and touching our elder’s feet, we spend the rest of the day in fun activities with our friends. We all go to each others’ homes and draw rangolis, light diyas painted to match these rangolis and binge on festive snacks and sweets,” said Aanya Kulkarni (18), a Vartak Nagar resident. “We also help out at home by making Diwali faral including sev, chakli, laddoos, karanji and shankarpali and ensure there is enough to feed all our guests during the festive days ahead,” added her friend Sneha Joshi (19). The lack of clarity on the timing to burst crackers seems to have dissuaded some of these youth from busting fireworks this season. “While bursting crackers is a big part of Diwali, we are not sure when it is allowed to do our annual fireworks display this year. We, however, will be visiting Talao Pali and watch the vibrant celebration which happens there,” said Rohit Sangve (25), a Kharkar Ali resident. We all go to each others’ homes and draw rangolis, light diyas painted to match these rangolis and binge on festive snacks and sweets. We start the celebration by getting up early and having an oil bath, which is believed to cleanse our sins.
|2018-11-05||Thane Fire: Blaze Engulfs Kamghar Hospital, Rescue Operations ... - LatestLY|
Thane Fire: Blaze Engulfs Kamghar Hospital, Rescue Operations Underway Nov 05, 2018 02:12 PM IST Mumbai, November 5: Fire broke out in the storeroom of Kamgar hospital in Wagle estate of Thane district, Maharashtra. A fire engine and one rescue vehicle is present at the spot, according to media reports. News agency ANI tweeted about the incident and shared visuals of the rescue operations underway. Earlier today, on Monday morning, November 5, fire broke out in a high rise building, identified as Apeejay House in Park Street, Kolkata. According to an ANI update, 10 fire tenders have reached the spot to douse the flames from the multi-storey building. According to reports, the fire has been caused due to a short circuit in the server room.
|2018-11-05||Debt-ridden farmer ends his life in Thane - United News of India|
Debt-ridden farmer ends his life in Thane Thane, Nov 5 (UNI) A 42-year-old debt-ridden farmer from Bhiwandi taluka of the district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in his farm. A case of accidental death has been registered with the Ganeshpuri police police station under Ganeshpuri division in this regard, police said today. Farmer Mahesh Gajanan Patil, resident of Chave village in Bhiwandi, was frustrated as he could not repay the loans because of successive crops failure due to insufficient rainfall during this year's monsoon season. He had taken loans from a money lender, a private finance company and a co-operative credit society for the seasonal farming, which failed successively. Hence, Patil took a drastic decision to end his life and committed suicide by consuming poison on November one, police said.
|2018-11-05||Massive fire breaks out at chemical factory in Ambernath area of Thane - ET Now|
Massive fire breaks out at chemical factory in Ambernath area of Thane 05 NOVEMBER 2018 A massive fire broke out Monday in a chemical factory in Ambernath in neighbouring Thane district. Fire tenders rushed to the spot.
|2018-11-05||Debt-ridden farmer ends his life in Thane - United News of India|
Debt-ridden farmer ends his life in Thane Thane, Nov 5 (UNI) A 42-year-old debt-ridden farmer from Bhiwandi taluka of the district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in his farm. A case of accidental death has been registered with the Ganesh puri police police station under Ganeshpuri division in this regard, police said today. Farmer Mahesh Gajanan Patil, resident of Chave village in Bhiwandi, was frustrated as he could not repay the loans because of successive crops failure due to insufficient rainfall during this year's monsoon season. He had taken loans from a money lender, a private finance company and a co-operative credit society for the seasonal farming, which failed successively. Hence, Patil took a drastic decision to end his life and committed suicide by consuming poison on November one, police said.
|2018-11-05||Massive blaze injures four in Thane chemical factory; train services between Ambernath and Badlapur halted briefly - Firstpost|
Massive blaze injures four in Thane chemical factory; train services between Ambernath and Badlapur halted briefly Nov 05, 2018 19:56:04 IST Mumbai: A massive fire broke out Monday in a chemical factory in Ambernath in neighbouring Thane district, injuring four persons and forcing Central Railway to halt train services in the area as its tracks are about a 100 metres away from the site of incident. File image of Maharashtra Police. AFP A fire brigade official from Ambernath MIDC said that the blaze was reported at around 2 pm from the Persia Chemical Factory situated in Morivali MIDC, over 60 kilometres from Mumbai. "Personnel, fire engines and tankers from fire brigade units of Ambernath, Badlapur, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar have been rushed to the site," he added. Senior Inspector KG Chavan of Ambernath police station said that four workers were injured. "There were 13 workers inside the factory at the time of fire and all started running when it broke out. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital and are out of danger," Chavan said. He said that the fire was under control and cooling operations were underway. Central Railway chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi informed that the down line between Ambernath and Badlapur was shut between 3.53pm and 4.20pm as a precautionary measure due to the thick fumes emanating from the fire. "One suburban train and a long-distance one were caught up on the tracks for a while due to the fire," he said, adding that no service was cancelled as yet. Senior inspector Chavan informed that a case was being registered, adding that MIDC officials and factory inspectors were on the spot.
|2018-11-04||'Potable water pipelines choked with scrap' - Times of India|
Potable water pipelines choked with scrap' Nov 4, 2018, 23:46 IST THANE: A BJP corporator has alerted the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) about possible sabotage attempts on pipelines supplying potable water to lakhs of Thane households after he found scrap materials, inlcuding old clothes and documents dumped in one of the arterial network lines at Ghodbunder Road on Saturday. The mischief was noticed after Manohar Dumbre, the corporator, representing Bramhand along with a few residents and officials checked the supply valves at Buddhavihar and Waman Nagar in Dongripada after residents complained of low water pressure. On inspection, they found several sarees, pillow covers and plastic waste stuck inside the pipelines. The team suspected some miscreants may have deliberately dropped the materials inside the tank at Dongripada, which could have settled in the valve units choking supply. “Residents were complaining that they were getting no water while TMC officials had been claiming of releasing adequate water. I went to inspect some valves to check if they had been clogged or accidently shut, but was shocked to see sarees and old clothes clogged in the lines. It seemed these materials were dumped somewhere in the overhead tanks,” he claimed. The corporator filmed the incidents and shared them online and also alerted the TMC, inlcuding the commissioner to take corrective steps at the earliest. “I have alerted the TMC commissioner to take serious cognisance of the incident. What if somebody plays mischief and puts the lives of lakhs of residents at risk someday? We have to deploy adequate security at these tanks immediately and also investigate the case on a priority basis,” added Dumbre. An official from the water supply department admitted the possibility of some miscreants accessing the storage tanks and dumping trash. He added that they have now taken corrective action. “We are sealing the tanks and lines so that no one can misuse them. We have deployment of staff at almost all reservoirs in the city. There is a plan to deploy cameras at several supply reservoir campus in the city, but it is yet to take shape,” said the official. We are sealing the tanks and lines so that no one can misuse them. We have deployment of staff at almost all reservoirs in the city. There is a plan to deploy cameras at several supply reservoir campus in the city, but it is yet to take shape.
|2018-11-04||Thane hospital lets families of mentally-ill patients check in too - Hindustan Times|
Thane hospital lets families of mentally-ill patients check in too As part of a new initiative, the hospital has converted an entire ward into residential quarters, where families of patients with severe mental illnesses stay Updated: Nov 05, 2018 00:35 IST In October, a 20-year-old man stabbed his mother during an extreme episode of schizophrenia. While he was diagnosed with the condition over six years ago, it was only after this incident that his family decided to take him to Thane’s Regional Mental Hospital. And, his family checked in too. As part of a new initiative, the hospital has converted an entire ward into residential quarters, where families of patients with severe mental illnesses stay. The families of seven other patients also live there. As for the 20-year-old, he now takes long walks with his father inside the 117-year-old, sprawling colonial-era campus. “Last month was horrible,” said the father, an engineer. “I didn’t know what was going to happen to my wife after she was stabbed. Now that she has recovered, we took the decision to move here.” The hospital’s superintendent, Dr Sanjay Bodade, said involving family in the recovery process may reduce cases of abandonment. “We want relatives to take an active part in the rehabilitation process and learn how to handle situations, especially when patients have an episode,” Dr Bodade said. “Very often, it happens that after the patient is discharged, relatives bring them back in four or five days and abandon them here, as they are unable to take care of their needs back at home,” Dr Bodade added. The hospital has 1,386 patients who are currently being treated, and another 356 people who have fully recovered but have been abandoned by their families. An official at the hospital said for now, the hospital is only asking relatives of patients with severe mental illnesses to move in. “People with full time jobs may refuse,” the official said. This, however, is not a new idea. Doctors at the Bangalore-based National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) — the country’s leading mental health care institution — have been “strongly” encouraging relatives to stay with patients during treatment. “Do relatives of kidney patients, cancer patients or even asthma patients leave them suffering alone in the hospital during treatment? Then why leave psychiatric patients?” said Dr BN Gangadhar, the director, NIMHANS. “Every mental illness should also be seen as any other physical illness,” he said, adding that allowing relatives to stay with patients also helps alleviate the stigma around mental health issues. Dr Milan Balakrishnan, a psychiatrist in Mumbai, said most studies have shown patients have faster recovery and lower relapse rates when relatives are involved in the care-giving, but added that the burden on the caregiver may be higher in mental illnesses compared to other physical ailments. “Often, the burden worsens because the relatives don’t understand the illness fully and do not know how to deal with the patient during an ongoing episode. Staying with the patient during treatment equips relatives to handle the illness better later,” Dr Balakrishnan said. Experts, who wrote the 2017 Mental Healthcare Act, called the initiative a move in the right direction. Dr Soumitra Pathare, director, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, at the Indian Law Society, Pune, said such initiatives will help preserve relationships that are often broken in families that have people with mental illnesses. “Relatives must participate in the care-giving process, for better patient outcomes,” he said.
|2018-11-04||Cop averts 'kidnapping' of girl in Thane - The Asian Age|
Cop averts ‘kidnapping’ of girl in Thane Published : Nov 5, 2018, 1:16 am IST The Wagle Estate police is probing the incident. Mumbai: Drama ensued near Cadbury junction in Thane at midnight after a 24-year-old woman alleged that the driver of the rickshaw in which she was travelling was trying to kidnap her. An off-duty traffic constable, who was also present near the junction, heard her and chased the rickshaw and intercepted it. The Wagle Estate police is probing the incident. The woman, who runs a catering business, had come to Thane to meet an acquaintance and was on the way to Viviana Mall around midnight. The police said that when the rickshaw reached near Korum Mall, the woman asked the auto driver to halt the rickshaw, however, he continued to drive at high speed. Subse-quently, the woman raised an alarm, the police said. The off-duty traffic constable, Dnyneshwar Shirshat, heard the woman’s cries for help and intercepted the rickshaw. The rickshaw driver was brought to the police station and questioned when he claimed that the woman had asked him to take her to Viviana Mall, but started shouting out loud after seeing Korum Mall. ‘The woman took the rickshaw for the Mulund Check Naka, but she told the driver that she was not carrying money or a phone. She hence asked the driver to take the rickshaw near Viviana Mall where her male friend was waiting. She allegedly got confused after seeing Korum Mall and raised an alarm. We are, however, still questioning the rickshaw driver,” said an official.
|2018-11-04||Fake Crime Branch Officers Arrested in Thane for Robbing Cash Delivery Boy of Rs 15.8 Lakh - LatestLY|
Fake Crime Branch Officers Arrested in Thane for Robbing Cash Delivery Boy of Rs 15.8 Lakh Nov 04, 2018 09:58 AM IST Mumbai, November 4: Six people have been arrested for robbing a cash delivery boy of Rs 15. 8 Lakh in Thane. The alleged accused posed as officials of crime branch staff and snatched the money from the victim-identified as 27-year-old Naresh Patel, reported Hindustan Times. Police have arrested them and recovered Rs 8.8 lakh from the culprits. The accused were identified as Vikas Ghag, Jayesh Sawant, Gautam Shah, Pravin Bhai, Dipak Maharana, and Manoj Vishwakarma. Vikas who is gym trainer posed as a police officer from the crime branch. The incident took place on October 26, when Patel collected cash from vendors in Bhiwandi. After collecting the money he was returning to Thane on his bike when Vikas and Sawant stopped him near the highway and asked him to show his license. They knocked him for carrying the huge amount of money with him. Maharashtra Cop-Turned-Chain-Snatcher Arrested After Woman Identifies Him. Later the duo asked him to accompany them to the police station and they didn't allow him to make calls. While taking Patel to a police station, the accused alerted their four friends who came near Kharegaon toll Naka. The victim was asked to hand over his bag to their friends who posed as police constables. According to the report, all the accused fled from the spot after taking the bag. Patel alerted the courier company he was working for, who later filed a police complaint. After registering the complaint, the police carried out investigations and searched more than 1,500 vehicles from CCTV footages. The main accused Sawant and Vikas were arrested from Kalwa on Friday. After the further investigations, police arrested the other four accused. All the culprits are in police custody and booked under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
|2018-11-04||IAF objection halts construction near Thane base for over a year - Times of India|
IAF objection halts construction near Thane base for over a year Nov 5, 2018, 05:28 IST More than two dozen residential projects on Kolshet Road in Thane (W) have been stalled, said sources MUMBAI: After the army and navy, it is now the Indian Air Force that wants builders to stop construction near its base in Thane. For more than a year, building activity close to the Indian Air Force (IAF) station at Kolshet Road in Thane (West) has come to a standstill after the station commander wrote to the local authorities not to approve projects near the base. In a letter to the Thane municipal commissioner early last year, station commander Manu Kapoor said no construction be permitted up to 750m, especially on the chopper approach funnel, to ensure “safe helicopter operations”. The air force station was developed in 1968 and is spread over 146.8 acres. Property market sources in Thane told TOI that more than two dozen residential projects with over 10 million sq ft space in the pipeline have been stalled. Only a few select builders have managed to receive the no-objection certificate from the IAF, it is learnt. Last month, TOI had reported how around 2,500 families in Mumbai’s eastern suburb of Ghatkopar have been left high and dry with the navy refusing permission for redevelopment of their buildings.
|2018-11-04||Thane citizens, traders gear up for Dhanteras with prayers & goodies - Times of India|
Thane citizens, traders gear up for Dhanteras with prayers & goodies Nov 5, 2018, 00:01 IST THANE: Traditional intricate rangolis, rice flour and sindoor footprints and a variety of diyas and lamps beautify the entrances of cleaned and decorated homes as citizens kick start their five-day festival of lights with Dhanteras celebrations today. Dressed in brand new festive sarees, jewellery, kurtas and other outfits, devotees throng city markets and shops for gold, gadgets and other valuables that indicate the preparation of the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi or the Goddess of wealth into the homes of devotees. From cleaning and decorating their homes to making festive faral, every member of a family plays a role in readying their home before they can welcome the Goddess of wealth. The festive atmosphere is further enhanced by the playing of bhajans that praise her. Diyas are lit and kept burning through the night to drive away evil. “Goddess Lakshmi is believed to have the power to bestow prosperity, wealth and positive energy upon her devotees and so we clean our homes to attract this energy as we seek her blessings for the coming year. We also buy a small amount of gold or some valuable to symbolize her arrival into our homes on Dhanteras,” said Rashmi Kothari, a resident of Vartak Nagar. With many families frequenting city markets, flocking to the jewellery and electronic stores and thus adding to the brisk business of the retailers, many of these stores have already begun offering them a variety of discounts. “The festive season is very auspicious for us as our sales shoot up by about 50 per cent. On Dhanteras itself our sales double. Our store has existed for the past 29 years and while we have observed a slight decline in the purchase of gold, citizens have been buying a lot of silver and other gemstones. In an attempt to attract more buyers, we are offering many discounts and offers on all jewellery, especially gold,” said S Kumawat, manager of a jewellery store in the city. As the day marks a new year for many retailers and traders, they also pay off their debts, clear their accounts and look forward to a fresh and prosperous year ahead from this first day of Diwali. “This is an auspicious festival and our sales shoot up from the first day of Diwali. On the night before Dhanteras, we shut all our old deals and transactions. We start the New Year with high profits and pray that Goddess Lakshmi blesses us with the same abundance through the year. This ritual has proven to be quite lucky for us,” said Jayesh Jain, owner of another jewellery store. Our sales shoot up from the first day of Diwali. On the night before Dhanteras, we close old deals. We start the New Year with high profits and pray that Goddess Lakshmi blesses us with the same abundance through the year.
|2018-11-04||Soon, another labour ward to open in Thane civil hospital | Thane ... - Times of India|
Soon, another labour ward to open in Thane civil hospital Nov 4, 2018, 23:58 IST THANE: With the rise in the number of expecting mothers rushing to the state-run civil hospital in labour, the hospital authorities will open another labour ward in a week’s time to accommodate the newborns and their mothers owing to shortage of beds. Many expecting mothers, not only from Thane, Kalwa and nearby cities, but even from Shahapur, Ambernath and Murbad come to the hospital for delivery. Officials said that many are even referred to the hospital by other municipal hospitals, especially during complications. “Every day we conduct at least 10 normal deliveries and around seven caesareans and we do not deny any patients as most of them come from interior pockets of Thane district. Currently, there are 42 beds and around 100 expecting mothers and those with newborns in the labour ward. There was an urgent need of another such ward, so we will be making arrangements for these patients in a ward within three to four days after it is ready. Also, we will be placing some machines, which will help in monitor the patient’s health,” said Dr Kailash Pawar, civil surgeon. The new ward will have a capacity of around 25 beds and there will be equipment to monitor the health of the mothers, especially the ones who have undergone caesereans. Currently, when the beds are occupied, mattresses are kept on the floor and expecting mothers use it till the time they go into labour.
|2018-11-03||Seven-year-Old Missing Girl Traced Within 12 Hours In Thane - NDTV|
Seven-Year-Old Missing Girl Traced Within 12 Hours In Thane The girl, a resident in Kalwa township of Thane, got lost in the evening on November 1 when she was on her way to meet her mother for Diwali shopping. Updated: November 03, 2018 16:02 IST THANE: Thane police managed to rescue a seven-year-old girl within 12 hours after she went missing while on her way to meet her mother, an official said today. The girl, a resident in Kalwa township of Thane, got lost in the evening on November 1 when she was on her way to meet her mother for Diwali shopping, said senior inspector Shekhar Bagde. The girl's family filed a police complaint later in the day and four teams were formed to trace her, he said. "CCTV footage was checked in the vicinity of her house and Kalwa railway station. We learnt that she was spotted at Kurla railway station in Mumbai," Mr Bagde added. By the time the Kalwa police team reached Kurla, authorities there had handed over the child to the Mankhurd Children's Home, the official said. "We went to the children's home and united her with her family on Friday," Mr Bagde said, adding that police personnel also bought the child a set of clothes as a Diwali gift.
|2018-11-03||Maharashtra: Leopard skin worth Rs 10 lakh seized, two held - Times of India|
Maharashtra: Leopard skin worth Rs 10 lakh seized, two held Nov 3, 2018, 17:35 IST THANE: Two persons were arrested and a leopard skin worth around Rs 10 lakh was seized from them in neighbouring Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said on Saturday. The action was taken on Friday night on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, they said. "A police patrol team got a tip-off that some men are coming to a hotel on the highway carrying a leopard skin. The police team kept a vigil at the hotel. When the duo arrived on their bike, police frisked them and found the hide," a police official said. The leopard skin and their vehicle were seized, police said adding that the duo, identified as Gajanan Desai (45) and Arjun Tayade (47), were arrested. The police are trying to find out from where they got the leopard hide and whom they wanted to sell it. The duo was produced before a local court, which remanded them in police custody till November 6, police said.
|2018-11-03||Four nabbed in flesh trade in Thane - United News of India - United News of India|
Four nabbed in flesh trade in Thane Thane, Nov 3 (UNI) Four persons have been arrested on Friday in connection of flesh trade by raiding a massage parlour cum saloon, at Bhayander of the district, police said. In a raid it was revealed that, the alleged accused used name plate of 'police' and 'Press' on the vehicles transporting the victims from one place to another, the Assistant Superintendent of police Atul Kulkarni said. Of four arrested, two men and two are women. Acting on a tip off, the police located four girls seated in the saloon who had been rescued and said that they were in waiting for their customers when the police landed at the saloon.The two vehicles used for ferrying the victims had also been seized and a search of the vehicles revealed that the name plates of Police and Press were lying in it for use by the operators.
|2018-11-03||Thane youth add a social touch to the festival of lights - Times of India|
Thane youth add a social touch to the festival of lights Nov 3, 2018, 23:45 IST THANE: Be it by collecting clothes and books and donating it to the needy or spending time with the elderly at old age homes, youngsters across the city have gone a step ahead to celebrate the festival of lights in a socially-conscious way this year. During Diwali, people wear new clothes, exchange gifts and spend time with their loved ones. So, this time the youth decided to ensure that every section of society celebrates tje festival in a good way, a 23-year-old said. Brahmand resident Ayushi Mishra (21) has been using social media as a platform to collect and donate clothes to slum children in Brahmand since the last five years during Diwali. He came up with the idea after he noticed the reaction on his maid’s face when she was given a gift during the festival. “My family always gives clothes to our maid’s family during Diwali. Whenever she would receive it, her face would lit up. This gave me the idea to do something for the underprivileged. I reached out to my followers on social networking sites and asked them to bring all the wearable clothes which they do not want to use any more and also some old notebooks. I segregate these items according their size and then ask my maid to spread the word in her area. Even though this is done at a micro level where we are reaching to about only 50 families, we are happy to see at least someone has benefited with our venture,” Mishra added. While many like Mishra have adopted this method of celebrating the festival, some are planning to take time out of their routine and spend it with the aged at old age homes. Vihaan Tiwari (10), a Vasant Vihar resident, also plans to do things differently during the festive season. Last year on Diwali, he prepared lemonade for his family and charged for it. That money he used to purchase gifts for the street kids at Teen Haath Naka. This year, he has decided to celebrate the day in the midst of the seniors. “We were watching a video about an old age home and Vihaan was really upset to see that many people who are as old as his grandparents were lonely and were living away from their family. So, this time he wants to spend Diwali with these seniors and be a part of their celebration. He is trying to convince some of his friends as well to join him,” said Sheetal Kaul, Vihaan’s mother. Meanwhile, NGOs have noticed a tremendous rise in the number of citizens reaching out to others during the festive season. “Our NGO accepts wearable clothes and donations which is distributed to the tribal families in Raigad, Shahapur, Igatpuri and Dahanu during Diwali. We donate saris and comfortable clothes to Param Shantidham old age home in Taloja,” said Prathamesh Divekar (31), a member of Fandry Foundation. My family always gives clothes to our maid’s family during Diwali. Whenever she would receive it, her face would lit up. This gave me the idea to do something for the underpriviledged.
|2018-11-03||Thane Municipal commissioner okays union's demands; to settle arrears, absorb contractor workers - Times of India|
Thane Municipal commissioner okays union's demands; to settle arrears, absorb contractor workers Nov 3, 2018, 23:53 IST THANE: Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal made the festive season even more special for employees after he okayed several long pending demands of the union, including the absorption of temporary TMT workers and payment of arrears to the tune of Rs 100 crore contract workers. The announcement was made late on Friday at a meeting held between the administration, elected representatives—including Mayor Meenakshi Shinde—and members of the municipal labour union. Several issues like payment of special allowances to workers, payment of arrears after the implementation of the amendment to minimum wages act for workers and absorption of temporary staff who have been working with the TMT for over a decade were discussed. “We have been fighting for our rights since the last 15 years. We had also approached the state and were coordinating with the civic commissioner. The contract workers are employed with the corporation throughout the year and deserve a decent amount as it was sanctioned by the state in 2015. Accordingly, the commissioner has agreed to comply with our demands, including paying allowances to the contract staff and absorbing workers who have been working throughout the year for TMT,” said president of the municipal labour union Ravi Rao. The commissioner is said to have agreed to the demands as he attributed the growth of the TMC revenue over the last four years to the hard work put in by these workers, said an official. The administration claimed that the implementation of these initiatives is likely to cost the TMC Rs 100 crore this fiscal. However, as the amount is huge, the administration will pay the arrears to the staff in five instalments.
|2018-11-03||TMC's 5-member panel to look into school problems - Times of India|
TMC TMC's 5-member panel to look into school problems Nov 3, 2018, 23:47 IST THANE: A five-member special committee will be formed by the civic education department to look into the problems faced by parents with regard to fee hike, lack of infrastructure, etc. The decision to this effect was taken following a joint meeting between the civic bureaucracy and a group of parents from across all the city schools on Saturday. The officials not only had an open discussion about an array of grievances put forth by the parents revolving around child safety, corporal punishment, to name a few but also re-assured them by announcing to take stern actions against the violators. Anubha Sahai, one of the parents said, “There are a lot of issues that parents are facing as the authorities are blatantly ignoring the laws be it the Right to Education Act, the child safety guidelines etc. We wanted our issues to be resolved. For example there is a fee hike every year which is not as per the norms mentioned under the Fee Regulation Act of 2011. After hearing us out, the officials announced that they would organize an inquiry committee to see if all schools are complying with the rules.” The civic authority said that a committee will be formed who will be giving directives to all schools and again a meeting would take place after Diwali. “A five0member committe will be formed to conduct an inspection in all schools and see if the laws are being violated,” said a civic official.
|2018-11-03||Fake cops arrested in Thane for robbing cash delivery boy - Hindustan Times|
Fake cops arrested in Thane for robbing cash delivery boy After a complaint was registered, the police checked around 1,700 vehicles from the CCTV footage. The main accused Ghag and Sawant were arrested from Kalwa on Friday. Updated: Nov 04, 2018 00:40 IST Six people, including a gym trainer, have been arrested for robbing a cash delivery boy of Rs15.8 lakh. They posed as crime branch personnel and snatched the money from Naresh Patel, 27. Police have recovered Rs 8.8 lakh. The accused Jayesh Sawant, 40, Vikas Ghag, 33, Dipak Maharana, 31, Gautam Shah, 31, Parvin bhai Patel, 53, and Manoj Vishwakarma, 34, were remanded in police custody. Ghag, who is a gym trainer, posed as a police officer from the crime branch. On October 26, Patel collected cash from vendors in Bhiwandi. “After collecting Rs 15.8 lakh, he was returning to Thane on his two-wheeler when Ghag and Sawant stopped him near the highway. They asked him to show his licence. They slapped him for carrying a huge amount of cash with him. Ghag and Sawant then asked Patel to accompany them to police station. They did not allow him to make calls,” said a police officer. While taking Patel to the police station, the accused alerted their four friends who came near Kharegaon toll naka. “Patel was asked to hand over the bag of cash to their friends who posed as constables. All the six fled away from the spot on bike after taking the bag. Patel alerted his courier company,” added the officer. After a complaint was registered, the police checked around 1,700 vehicles from the CCTV footage. The main accused Ghag and Sawant were arrested from Kalwa on Friday. After their interrogation, the other four accused were arrested. “We arrested six people — among them is a driver, a gym trainer and also labourers,” added the officer.
|2018-11-03||NCP corporator disqualified for role in building illegal structures - Times of India|
NCP corporator disqualified for role in building illegal structures Nov 3, 2018, 23:59 IST THANE: NCP corporator Moreshwar Kine from Mumbra was disqualified by civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal on Saturday following establishment of his role in construction of two illegal structures in the city. Kine, who contested and won from 31D seat in Mumbra had constructed two illegal buildings in the township, but had failed to mention the same in the affidavit he submitted before the election department in 2017. Meanwhile, a writ petition was filed by his political rival Balasaheb Jambhale against Kine in the Bombay high court (HC) alleging his role in the construction of the illegal structures. Accordingly, the HC directed the TMC to take appropriate action following which a probe was launched by the local civic team that confirmed the same after which action was taken. “Kine’s name reflected on our official records as the builder of the two illegal buildings. He was issued notices for the same as per the municipal laws, but he failed to respond with substantial documents validating his stand in the hearings before the civic body,” said a civic official. Kine was given ample time to validate his point before the senior officials, but he failed to do so prompting the administration to take corrective action based on the court’s directives. Accordingly, Jaiswal on Saturday disqualified Kine as a TMC corporator according to Section 10 (1D) of the Maharashtra Municipal Act. NCP corporator Moreshwar Kine’s name reflected on our official records as the builder of the two illegal buildings. He was issued notices for the same as per the municipal laws, but he failed to respond with substantial documents validating his stand in the hearings before the Thane Municipal Corporation.
|2018-11-02||Body of 15-year-old boy found in Thane, 1 held for murder - United News of India|
Body of 15-year-old boy found in Thane, 1 held for murder Thane, Nov 2 (UNI) The body of a 15-year-old boy, who was missing from Bhiwandi town of the district since October 29, was found with injury marks by city police on Friday. The Bhoiwada police had registered an offence under section 363(kidnapping) of Indian Penal Code against the unidentified accused and added sections 302 and 201 of IPC after finding the body today in the Ovli Khind under the jurisdiction of the Narpoli police station. The body of Mohammad Bilal Mohammad Shakil Qureshi, son of a mutton shop owner, was found lying in a highly decomposed state. The autopsy report indicated that the death was due to injuries. Police then arrested one Vahid Ansari (20) in connection of the murder of the teenager.
|2018-11-02||Two women held in flesh trade at Kalwa in Thane - United News of India|
Two women held in flesh trade at Kalwa in Thane Thane, Nov 02 (UNI) Two women including an agent who pushed needy women and girls into flesh trade at Kalwa city have been arrested by the local police. Senior Police Inspector Ravindra Doundkar said acting on a tip off the police team raided a flat in the residential premises in Chinchpada of Kalwa on Wednesday late evening and arrested women agent who was providing girls to the customers. The police sent a decoy after which they arrested the duo and rescused two victims women and sent them to rehabilitation centre. An offence under sections 370(2)(3), rw 34 of the IPC and also sections 3,4,and 5 of the PITA Act has been registered against the duo with the Kalwa police station which is under investigations thepolice said. The arrested persons are Priya Jadhav (19), an agent and Rekha Arora (60), owner of the flat, police added.
|2018-11-02||Trio dupes job seekers in Thane - United News of India|
Trio dupes job seekers in Thane Thane, Nov 2 (UNI) A trio, including a couple, allegedly deceived at least 31 job seekers from Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Punjab to the tune of a whooping Rs 1.63 crore, the city police said on Friday. The accused have been identified as Niteen Navin Asnani, Amit Dhar and his wife Beena Dhar, police said. The notorious activities of the accused were allegedly going on since 2016, on the pretext of providing jobs to the victims in Singapore, UK and Canada. Police said the main accused Asnani informed the victim that his friend had a company in Singapore, where he could offer jobs to the needy.
|2018-11-02||Thane: Making lanterns, a family business | The Indian Express - The Indian Express|
Thane: Making lanterns, a family business The Phadtare family has been making Kandeel, a traditional cloth lantern, for the past 27 years in Thane. “We are a family of 12, including my two brothers, their wives, and children... and all of us participate in lantern making,” said the eldest son Nana Phadtare. Published: November 3, 2018 2:29:07 am TARABAI PHADTARE has been working with paper glue for over an hour under the harsh sunlight. What appears to be an arduous task of making five-feet lanterns from cloth is a family business for her. “It is almost like a festival ritual. The children and I work through the day and well into the night, singing songs and cracking jokes,” the septuagenarian said. The Phadtare family has been making Kandeel, a traditional cloth lantern, for the past 27 years in Thane. “We are a family of 12, including my two brothers, their wives, and children… and all of us participate in lantern making,” said the eldest son Nana Phadtare. Nana, an autorickshaw driver by the day, works on lanterns for 15 days between Dussehra and Diwali. “Only the metal frame of the lanterns is made in Airoli and the painters who write on them are outsiders. Everything else, from cutting the cloth to sewing it around the frames, and decorating the lantern, is done by the family,” he said. The Phadtares, originally from Saswad in Pune, sell their lanterns in Thane, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and as far as Pune and Satara. “We start taking orders from Dussehra and it continues till our stock lasts. On an average, we make 100 big lanterns every year… with making two per day on an average,” Nana said. The family earns a profit of 15 per cent from the lanterns, which they sell for Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000. “It is not about the money. We all have our day jobs. It is about doing something as a family and creating a brand that our children will take forward. Earlier, we used to work on the roads all night. Now, at least we have a space through the day as well,” said Prabhu, Tarabai’s second son. Abhishek (19), Nana’s son and a third generation lantern-maker, said: “It is almost like an extended family picnic. All the siblings work at the same time. But we have to work properly, or we get scolded.” Nana said: “We do make flex and lanterns of other materials but the original traditional lantern is made of cloth. We buy different colours, but this year, orange and its shades are in demand. These lanterns carry the essence of Diwali for us.”
|2018-11-02||Thane: To earn a living, farmers and labourers from drought-hit areas become diya vendors - The Indian Express|
Thane: To earn a living, farmers and labourers from drought-hit areas become diya vendors Most of the roadside vendors in Thane are villagers from in and around Pandharpur. The Kale family from Ujani has been living on the streets near Thane station since Dussehra. Updated: November 3, 2018 10:15:49 am “Diwali is coming,” little Avantika says nonchalantly as she continues painting earthen diyas, along with her mother Vandana. The mother-daughter duo is part of a group of farmers and farm labourers who have made the footpaths of Thane their makeshift homes. While they are selling diyas to the locals this Diwali, for the bunch hailing from the drought-hit village of Wakhari near Pandharpur, the poor condition back home has forced them to travel over 350 km in search of livelihood. Most of the roadside vendors in Thane are villagers from in and around Pandharpur. The Kale family from Ujani has been living on the streets near Thane station since Dussehra. “We will stay till the day of Lakshmi puja, as the trains to go back home are available only on specific days,” said Manchali Kale (36), who has put up a small stall near the station. “We have borrowed money from money-lenders and we need to earn enough so that we can survive at least for a few months,” she said. Her husband, Rajiv (40) said: “We used to have two acres of farmland. But that is all gone now while paying off the loans, as we were not able to cultivate any crop owing to the drought. But we need food to survive and clothes to cover up… We are not nomads, but are forced to live like them…This has become our reality now.” The Kales travel to Pune for Ganesh Chaturthi, Ahmednagar for Navratri, and to Thane for Diwali. “We sell anything and everything that is available in wholesale markets and that can earn us some money,” he adds. The Kales are not alone. Bandu Chavhan and his wife Anita have been coming to Thane for the past four years. This was before their daughter Pinky was born. Today, the toddler runs out on the streets and her mother has to keep an eye out for her while haggling with her customers. “For most of the year, we work as helpers in someone’s farm. But during festivals, there is no work,” Bandu (29) said. Anita said: “We would rather celebrate festivals here earning some money, instead of sitting in the house without enough money to light even one diya.” The farmers and labourers travel to the city using the state transport buses or trains and make beelines at Crawford or Dharavi markets from where they purchase raw material, like colours, patterned papers and diyas. The families then work on the footpaths and sell their wares there or at traffic signals. The work is strenuous. So, the family members work in shifts, with the men generally sleeping during the afternoon under any shade they manage to acquire. Pandharpur and the nearby areas have faced drought-like situation even this year. “Around five years ago, my uncle hung himself as he couldn’t repay his loans. We struggled to arrange for funds to perform his last rites. There was no money. Since then, we have been taking every opportunity to earn money. The rain gods have not been kind of us,” says Vandana from Pandharpur, who has a three-year-old daughter. Adya Chavhan (54), a vendor from Wakhari village, said: “There is no water to drink right now. We have to walk for miles. God knows what will happen once the summer approaches. There has been no rain, which means we can’t grow anything. We have to find other options to repay our loans, or the heads of the families will have to start looking for ropes to hang themselves. In order to avoid that, we come here to sell these diyas,” she said. Some of the villagers were hopeful about better water supply from the proposed Ujani irrigation project — it did not take off. Their demands to get water from Tembhu irrigation project, in neighbouring Sangli district, have fallen on deaf ears. “We have learnt from the past. No one comes to help. While the locals here waste water, back home, we treat each drop as something more expensive than blood,” Rajiv said. Agriculture in Maharashtra is heavily dependent on monsoon, as only 18 per cent of the state has access to irrigation facilities. In an effort to boost agriculture in the rain-dependent areas, the state government has launched a scheme under which some villages would avail of special subsidy for soil treatment, introduction of special drought-resilient crops and micro-irrigation schemes, among other benefits. But all this makes little sense for the temporary street-dwellers from Pandharpur. “We are not robbing anyone. If anything, we are making the festivals more colourful for those who are more fortunate than us. One day fate will make our festivals colourful as well. Hopefully, me and my family members would be alive to see that day,” Madhavi Kale, Rajiv’s niece said.
|2018-11-02||Traffic diverted at market area for Diwali shopping - Times of India|
Traffic diverted at market area for Diwali shopping Owing to several citizens thronging the market for Diwali shopping, the Thane traffic department has imposed road diversion and will not allow vehicles to take the Jambli Naka market route. This, however, will affect traffic in the adjoining areas, including the station. Updated: Nov 3, 2018, 02:55 IST THANE: Owing to several citizens thronging the market for Diwali shopping, the Thane traffic department has imposed road diversion and will not allow vehicles to take the Jambli Naka market route. This, however, will affect traffic in the adjoining areas, including the station. The department has sent out a notification about the diversion of vehicular traffic from Anand Talkies and Jambli Naka junction not allowing morotists to take the market route. The diversions, in effect from November 1 (actually implemented from November 2) to November 9, will, however, cause a huge congestion on Ram Maruti Road, Gokhale Road and even the station area. “The vehicles, including buses, will be diverted to small lanes, which are already jammed on an ordinary day. Also, less parking in these areas will lead to illegal and haphazard parking blocking roads and causing congestion,” said a senior officer from the Thane traffic department. Vehicles, which earlier headed towards the market from court naka will now have to go towards Tower naka from the Jambli naka junction. Also, bikes and cars, which used to take the market route from Anand Talkies will now have to take the Cidco route from the theatre. Residents stuck in traffic owing to the diversion said that absence of other alternate routes have left the shoppers high and dry. “The Cidco area was jam packed as many vehicles were seen there probably because of many shoppers in the market area and vehicles could not head there. We were stuck till Kalwa Naka for almost 20 minutes as there was no other route to take,” said Dipika Valsarajan, a resident of Kalwa. Roshan Rai, a motorist, said, “The vehicles were moving at a snail’s place on Gokhale road. Also, there were many hawkers selling Diwali decorations and blocking the road. Even the alternative routes like Ram Maruti Road and Almeida Road were jammed. It will surely get worse over the weekend.”
|2018-11-02||Body of 15-year-old boy found in Thane, 1 held for murder - United News of India|
Body of 15-year-old boy found in Thane, 1 held for murder Thane, Nov 2 (UNI) The body of a 15-year-old boy, who was missing from Bhiwandi town of the district since October 29, was found with injury marks by city police on Friday. The Bhoiwada police had registered an offence under section 363(kidnapping) of Indian Penal Code against the unidentified accused and added sections 302 and 201 of IPC after finding the body today in the Ovli Khind under the jurisdiction of the Narpoli police station. The body of Mohammad Bilal Mohammad Shakil Qureshi, son of a muttonshop owner, was found lying in a highly decomposed state. The autopsy report indicated that the death was due to injuries. Police then arrested one Vahid Ansari (20) in connection of the murder of the teenager.
|2018-11-02||SC ruling on 2-hour cracker bursting: Citizens confused - Times of India|
SC ruling on 2-hour cracker bursting: Citizens confused The recent decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to give state governments the flexibility to set the two-hour time slot for bursting crackers seems to have created confusion amongst citizens across the city. Updated: Nov 3, 2018, 02:53 IST THANE: The recent decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to give state governments the flexibility to set the two-hour time slot for bursting crackers seems to have created confusion amongst citizens across the city. While citizens had made extravagant plans to burst crackers along with their friends, families and societies in the 8pm to 10pm time slot allotted by SC in its previous order, they are now clueless about whether the state administration has changed the timings for the display of fireworks. Avinash Kadam, a Khopat resident, said, “We have not been bursting crackers for the past few years, and have decided to keep a fireworks display with our friends and society members during the two-hour period at night. As most of us would be done with work, we also arranged some cultural activities and dinners. We are clueless whether the government is changing these timings now.” Some citizens are unsure about the days wherein bursting crackers is permitted according to the SC rulings. “I went through every bit of news about the court order and everywhere it says that we can burst crackers for two hours during the festive days like Diwali. However, Diwali starts on Dhanteras. There is no clarity whether we can burst crackers on all days of Diwali or only on the main day,” added Shreejit Koli, a Kalwa resident. Speaking about these timings, a senior civic official, said, “The SC had given a time slot of 8pm to 10pm for citizens to lights crackers earlier which changed two days ago because of a plea by the Tamil Nadu government. We have not received any official notice about the change in timings for Maharashtra yet.” Activists, however, believe that it is high time they sent out a statement to equip citizens with the right information. “While the CM has been propagating an environment-friendly Diwali celebration, the government needs to step up and clear citizens’ doubts as the festival begins in two days. Any violation of this order could be considered a contempt of court,” said an activist.
|2018-11-02||Cops solve 26 house break-ins , arrest five - Times of India|
Cops solve 26 house break-ins, arrest five The city police commissionerate has detected nearly 26 house break-in cases with the arrest of five people recently. Nov 3, 2018, 02:51 IST THANE: The city police commissionerate has detected nearly 26 house break-in cases with the arrest of five people recently. In the first case, the unit-5 of the crime branch arrested three burglars, who have been identified as Rohit Shewale, Sanju Shetty and Bhushan Bandekar. During interrogation, the cops learnt that they were involved in 14 house breakins. In the second instance, the zone-1 squad arrested two burglars. With their arrests, the cops solved 12 house break-in cases in Mumbra, said D S Swami, deputy commissioner of police.
|2018-11-02||Trial run of new voting machines with voter paper - Times of India|
Trial run of new voting machines with voter paper The final tests of the new set of voting machines equipped with the Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is being conducted in Thane before it is sealed for use in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the district. Nov 3, 2018, 02:56 IST THANE: The final tests of the new set of voting machines equipped with the Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is being conducted in Thane before it is sealed for use in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in the district. A set of 12,659 ballot units along with 7,361 control units and 7,361 VVPATS is subjected to a rigorous set of trials at a Kopri facility owned by the revenue department in the presence of representatives of political parties. Mock polls are being conducted on a select number of machines to ascertain if these systems are working as per the mandate. “The VVPAT consists of a printer and a VVPAT Status Display Unit (VSDU). When a vote is cast by the voter, a slip is printed on the VVPAT printer with the serial number, name and symbol of candidate which is displayed on a transparent window for seven seconds. Thereafter, this printed slip automatically gets cut and falls into a sealed drop box of the VVPAT,” explained an official from the election department. District election officer and collector Rajesh Narvekar has informed that following the trials these units would be used in the district for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “These units have come as per the directives of the Election commission of India and includes ballot and control units along with VVPATS which were tested in the presence of the political party representatives since September,” he said. Meanwhile, as many as 2.77 lakh are first time voters who were added to the electoral list this time as part of the revision programme undertaken under the aegis of the election commission. The revision programme is also updated, the status of around 8,220 voters who have migrated while that of 52 residents who are settled abroad has also been included in the revision. Around 24,073 names were delinked due to various reasons. “The Kalyan (rural and urban) areas witnessed the highest volume of new voters included in the rolls this time,” informed an official.
|2018-11-02||Christian community observes All Souls' day - Times of India|
Christian community observes All Souls' day Nov 3, 2018, 02:48 IST THANE: The Christian community observed All Saints’day and All Souls’day on Thursday and Friday, repectively. On Thursday, the community attended masses and payed repect to all the saints. They also seeked their blessings. Many parishes also had extra services to cater to the crowd. George Pinto (49), a resident of the Manpada, said, “Earlier, each saint used to be remembered and worshipped on one specific day in the year. However, after the steep rise in the number of saints over the years, this one day was turned into All Saints’ Day. So on this day, all the saints are revered together.” On Friday, people prayed for the dead members of their family. On this day too, they attended mass and offered prayers for their ancestors. The graves were also decorated with flowers and lit up with candles. “We offered special masses for all the deceased members of the family and prayed for their smooth entry into heaven,” said Lisha Mendonca, a Vasant Vihar resident.
|2018-11-02||Nine temporary fire stations set up in Thane for Diwali - Times of India|
Nine temporary fire stations set up in Thane for Diwali The municipal corporation plans to set up temporary fire stations at various parts of the city for Diwali to ensure prompt response in case of an emergency situation during the festive season. Updated: Nov 3, 2018, 02:50 IST THANE: The municipal corporation plans to set up temporary fire stations at various parts of the city for Diwali to ensure prompt response in case of an emergency situation during the festive season. As many as nine temporary facilities, in addition to the existing six fire stations. will be made operational for a week, starting November 5 in the city and suburbs, said officials from the Thane fire brigade. As per plans, the temporary fire stations will be set up at Gaondevi, Owala, Jawaharbaug, Kopri, Rustomjee in Thane, along with Kalwa, Shil Mumbra and Diva village. This move has been taken after considering the traffic congestion witnessed along several stretches of the city during the festive season. Fire engines find it difficult to reach the spot in case of an emergency due to the chaos. The fire officials said that several civic works going on in the city due to which there is traffic jams. Also, the as many people are out shopping for the upcoming Diwali festival, the number of vehicles on the road are more, leading to traffic snarls. “The increasing traffic congestion in the city has prompted us to set up nine temporary fire stations in several parts of Thane in a bid to ensure prompt response time in case of an emergency call during the festive season. The stations will be located at dense localities and will function at par with any facility present in the city. The temporary stations will have adequate staff and vehicles required to promptly attend to calls,” said Shashikant Kale, chief fire officer at the Thane corporation. Meanwhile, the TMC has also analyzed the applications filed by cracker shop owners at Kopri and several other areas regarding the fire safety arrangements made by them. “Around nine of the total 14 shop owners have been allowed to sell crackers during the festive period, while the application of stall owners from eight grounds are being considered as they are complying with our safety norms,” said an official from the fire brigade. The corporation has, however, warned residents not to encourage purchase of fireworks from unauthorized dealers as they could not just pose a hazard for themselves, but also for neighboring structures. “We will be taking action against those violating norms during the festive season. We will also rope in the Thane police,” said a senior fire officer from Panchpakhadi. As many as nine temporary facilities, in addition to the existing six fire stations. will be made operational for a week, starting November 5 in the city and suburbs, said officials from the Thane fire brigade. As per plans, the temporary fire stations will be set up at Gaondevi, Owala, Jawaharbaug, Kopri, Rustomjee in Thane, along with Kalwa, Shil, Mumbra and Diva village.
|2018-11-02||Two women held for flesh trade in Mah's Thane: Police - United News of India|
Two women held for flesh trade in Mah's Thane: Police Thane, Nov 2 (UNI) City police said it had arrested two women who pushed girls and women into the flesh trade at Kalwa city here on Wednesday. Acting on a tip, the police team raided a flat in Chinchpada in Kalwa city on Wednesday and arrested the owner of the flat with two women agents who were selling girls to customers. Police set up a decoy. The duo were arrested and two victims sent to a rehabilitation centre. An offence had been lodged under sections 370 (2) (3), r/w 34 of the IPC and also sections 3,4,and 5 of the PITA Act, police added.
|2018-11-01||Neta's husband among two held for firearms sale - Times of India|
Neta's husband among two held for firearms sale The anti-extortion cell (AEC) on Thursday arrested the husband of a corporator from Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation and a railway fabrication contractor for illegal sale of firearms. Nov 2, 2018, 03:21 IST THANE: The anti-extortion cell (AEC) on Thursday arrested the husband of a corporator from Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation and a railway fabrication contractor for illegal sale of firearms. The fabrication contractor, Rakesh Salunke (30), has also been booked for allegedly duping around 50 railway job aspirants of lakhs. Constable Prashant Bhurke received a tip-off about an illegal sale of firearms near Upvan lake and the police caught Salunke with two pistols, one revolver and 18 cartridges, said DCP (crime) Deepak Deoraj. Salunke told his interrogators that he had procured the firearms from Nitin Pagare (33), the husband of BSP corporator Soni Pagare. While searching Salunke's house, the police found fake letterheads of Central Railway and rubber stamps, said senior inspector (AEC) Pradeep Sharma. Salunke would cheat job aspirants to repay loans, but when they demanded their money back, he bought the firearms from Pagare to threaten them, said inspector Vikas Ghodke. Preliminary probe revealed that Salunke had allegedly taken Rs 2 lakh each from around 50 railway job-seekers, said inspector Rajkumar Kothmire.
|2018-11-01||Mondelez' new centre at Thane to support the right snack, the right way - fnbnews.com|
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Home FNB Mart About Us Contact Us Feedback Search Subscribe Advertise Ratecard TOP NEWS Mondelez’ new centre at Thane to support the right snack, the right way Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 08 : 00 AM [IST] Anurag More, Mumbai Food major Mondelez International, on Wednesday, inaugurated its US$15 million global research, development and quality technical centre at Thane near Mumbai, stressing on the right snack for the right moment, made the right way.The centre will support new products and technologies for the company's global brands in chocolates and beverages. Focussed on consumer science, packaging and productivity, the centre is part of the company's strategy to invest US$65 million in developing a global network of state-of-the-art technical hubs. The Thane hub is the company’s 10th technical centre around the world.Offering details on the centre, Maurizio Brusadelli, EVP and president, AMEA (Asia, Middle East and Africa), observed, “Our mission at Mondelez International is simple to offer consumers the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. And our global technical centre network is crucial to support this.”He added, “Our AMEA region hosts three global technical centres – the other two being in China and Singapore – demonstrating that our dynamic markets are at the heart of the company's growth strategy. Our investment in the Thane technical centre further emphasises the importance of India to our global business.”Brusadelli stated, “We will also keep investing in manufacturing and marketing apart from research and development.” He informed that the focus of the R&D centre would be on chocolate and beverages, the other centre for chocolate was in the UK. “India has highest market share for our business globally and it is highest growth market,” he stated.Meanwhile, Rob Hargove, EVP, research, development and quality, stated, “With these technical centres, we're focussing our investment in research, equipment and capabilities, driving innovation to accelerate our growth.”Hargove said, “Our RDQ hubs will improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness, while increased scale will enable us to address evolving consumer needs more quickly. We are delighted that one of our global technical centres is based in India, which has one of the best technical and scientific capabilities in the world.”Giving insight into the importance of India as a market, he revealed, “India has some best science and technology for food and beverage business and good consumer base, hence we are investing here.” He stated that the 11th technical centre would be coming up in Mexico.He stated, “India is at top for our business and we earlier had invested US$200 million in south India for chocolate manufacturing facility. Consumption of chocolate is low in India compared to countries like Germany,” adding, “Global snacking market is worth US$1.2 trillion and there is opportunity in India for offerings in other snacking segments as well. India is a US$100 million business for us and we will understand consumer needs and then launch new products.”Stressing on innovation, Deepak Iyer, MD, Mondelez India Foods Pvt. Ltd, declared, “As we accelerate consumer-centric growth across both our global and local heritage brands, innovation plays a crucial role.”According to him, the Thane centre will collaborate on innovations with multiple countries within the company network. “We are proud that some of the most unique and cutting edge innovations will be created right here at our Thane technical centre. This investment is just another example of the importance of India to Mondelez International - as we continue to make, sell and innovate in this market for over 70 years.” This page allows you to send the current page to your friend. Your Friends Email ID: Your Email ID: Post Your Comment * Name : * Email : Website : Comments : Captcha : Interview "We had tough 18-24 months of relative slower growth" Past News... FORTHCOMING EVENTS FNB NEWS SPECIALS Overview Packaged wheat flour market growth 19% CAGR; may reach Rs 7500 cr: Ikon Past News... Recipe for Success Recipe for Success: MasterChef’s hat the most rewarding for multiple hat-wearer Bhadouria Past News... Home | About Us | Contact Us | Feedback | Disclaimer Copyright © Food And Beverage News. All rights reserved. Designed & Maintained by Saffron Media Pvt Ltd
|2018-11-01||Kalyan: 3 drown after falling into well, two rescuers also dead - Times of India|
Kalyan: 3 drown after falling into well, two rescuers also dead Updated: Nov 1, 2018, 17:46 IST Kalyan fire brigade staff rushed to the spot but two of rescuers who went inside the well were also drowned. KALYAN: Five people were drowned after falling into a well in Kalyan on Thursday. The well is situated inside Bhima Shankar Temple premises. Temple trustee Rahul Goswami had called a labourer to clean the well. The labourer did not come out after he went into the well. Rahul went looking for him but he too drowned in the process. Rahul's father Gunwant Goswami also went into the well to rescue his son but he too died. Kalyan fire brigade staff rushed to the spot but two of rescuers who went into the well were also drowned. The fire brigade team brought out the bodies of all the five victims from the well. Talking about the incidence, Sanjay Shinde, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 3 of Thane said, "Prima facie it looks all five died after inhaling some gas or chemical inside the well"
|2018-11-01||Thane: Five, Including Four From Rescue Team, Choke to Death in Well - India.com News|
Thane: Five, Including Four From Rescue Team, Choke to Death in Well Updated: November 1, 2018 7:49 PM IST Thane (Maharashtra): At least five people died due to suffocation in a well in Maharashtra’s Thane on Thursday. The deceased also include two fire department officials and trustees who had gone to rescue a labourer into the well. Four bodies have so far been recovered and the rescue operation is underway. The officials believe that the men died due to the poisonous fumes which got collected since the well was closed for many days. “A labourer entered well to clean it and died due to suffocation. 2 trustees who went in to rescue the labourer also died inside. Two fire dept officials who had gone into well also died during the rescue operation,” Additional CP Pratap Dighavkar said. He added: “Four bodies taken out. Rescue op on. For chemical analysis, sample of water collected from well. We’ve taken a sample from a nearby gutter as well which may have sulphur content. Prima facie, it appears gas collected in the well as it was closed since many days.” The incident has been reported a few days after three labourers engaged in cleaning a manhole in an industrial area in Maharashtra’s Thane district Friday died possibly after inhaling poisonous fumes. The incident happened in the MIDC area of Dombivli in the evening and the Kalyan-Dombivli fire brigade was summoned at around 4:15 PM, an official said. Fire Officer Suresh Shinde of the Dombivli MIDC fire station told PTI that the deceased were part of a team of contract workers who were engaged in cleaning drains in the industrial area. The three entered the manhole one after the other in a space of few minutes and choked to death, he said.
|2018-11-01||Big ticket projects get a push from state - Times of India|
Big ticket projects get a push from state Several big-ticket, vital transport and civic infrastructure projects for Thane worth hundreds of crores got a favourable push from the state government on Thursday helping the municipal corporation now strategize its execution. Nov 2, 2018, 02:21 IST THANE: Several big-ticket, vital transport and civic infrastructure projects for Thane worth hundreds of crores got a favourable push from the state government on Thursday helping the municipal corporation now strategize its execution. Crucial projects like the Thane coastal road and Mulund-Ghodbunder foothill roads, Kalwa-Kharegaon link road, Thane city metro that could ease the traffic congestion were discussed with the state showing favourable response to them, informed an official present for the meet. The relocation of existing historic Thane jail also got a push from the panel of senior government officials that met in Mantralaya while the corporation was also asked to expedite work on the Kalyan-Vasai water way route. The civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal who made the presentation managed to convince the officials about the need for a better and improved infrastructure in Thane considering its growth in the future years. The meeting was chaired by guardian minister Eknath Shinde along with Principal Secretary, (chief minister’s office), Praveen Pardeshi, additional metropolitan commissioner Praveen Darade and Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar. Meanwhile, activists who welcomed the move suggested the state do a follow up of all works so that it doesn’t get stuck only on paper.