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2015-12-31Thane athletes to get a synthetic track to practice in 2016 - Daily News & Analysis
Thane athletes to get a synthetic track to practice in 2016 By Naveeta Singh Date published: Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 6:45am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna Thane is on its way to become a smart city and the city lacks a synthetic track for the athletes to practice, but all that is set to change in 2016. Thane athletes, who have to go to Mumbai to practice their sport, have some good news in the upcoming year. The work for synthetic track at Dadoji Kondeo stadium, in Thane, will start in January and by March the track will be ready. Thane is on its way to become a smart city and the city lacks a synthetic track for the athletes to practice, but all that is set to change in 2016. The work for the synthetic track, which can be used for practice, will start by the last week of january 2016, says Minal Palande, sports officer, TMC (Thane municipal corporation). If all goes well than the track will be ready within a month and half or at least before March, she says. This 100 meter track then, can be used by athletes for practice. However, it cannot be used for holding athlete meets. The TMC's Dadoji Kondeo stadium does not have any synthetic track, while a 400 meter track is available at Mumbra. As the Mumbra stadium of the TMC has not been inaugurated yet, thus, the tracks cannot be used, says Ashok Aher, secretary, Thane district athletic association. Due to lack of tracks for practice, Thane athletes have undertaken tiresome journeys to the neighboring city of Mumbai. We have good national and international athletes in Thane like Gaurang Ambre, Akshaya Iyer and others. But these players have to go to Mumbai to practice, says Aher. Thus, Thane athletes have to go to either at Priyadarshini Park at Nepean Sea Road, Sai Sports Complex at Kandivali or to Somaiya College at Vidyavihar. The athletes go to these three tracks in Mumbai for practice which is time consuming, adds Aher. However, the association has welcomed this news, which they say will be a good boost for Thane's athletes. This will save a lot of their time and further boost their potential, says Aher.

2015-12-31Thane Police find youth's family 15 years after he got separated - Mid-Day
Thane Police find youth's family 15 years after he got separated By PTI |Posted 1 hour Thane: An illiterate tribal youth from Raigad district who was separated from his parents fifteen years ago has been reunited with his family, Thane police today said. DCP (traffic) Dr Rashmi Karandikar said at a press conference that constable Namdeo Parsuram Himgire spotted the boy two months ago in Narpoli area of Bhiwandi in the district, and took a lot of efforts to trace his family. Lahu, about 20 years old, sold vada-pav. Himgire sensed that something was wrong and asked him about his background. Lahu couldn't tell him anything except that he was separated from his family 15 years ago, and the place where he came from had a temple by the side of a river and it was on the road to Goa. Armed with this scant information, Himgire zeroed in on Dahegaon-Adivasiwada of Sudaghad taluka in Raigad district and found the youth's house there. Lahu's parents had left for work in a brick kiln at an unknown place, but the police found his uncle Bharku Nathu Waghmare. The youth told the reporters that he didn't remember how he got separated from his parents, but he worked at hotels in Nagothane and later ended up in Vasai, where a transport businessman named Arvind Kumar gave him shelter. He can not read or write, he said, but has learnt driving. Lahu's parents are expected to return to their village by June, but the police are trying to trace them and contact them before that.
Thane Police find youth
2015-12-31One dead, two injured in fire in Thane housing complex fire - Zee News
One dead, two injured in fire in Thane housing complex fire Last Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:26 Thane: A girl was killed and two of her family members were injured after a fire broke out in a housing complex in Mira Road area here on Thursday, police said. The mishap occurred in the wee hours in one of the flats of a housing complex here, Mira Road Police Station assistant police inspector Jagdish Shinde said. The three including a two-year-old child were rushed to a nearby hospital where one of the girls died during the treatment, he said. The cause behind the blaze is yet to be established and investigations were on, he said. PTI
2015-12-31Three booked for murder over petty issue in Thane - Mid-Day
Three booked for murder over petty issue in Thane By PTI |Posted 31-Dec-2015 Thane: A 32-year-old man was allegedly killed by three persons of a family in the district over a petty scuffle, police said on Thursday. Assistant police inspector of Padgha Police Station JM Bhosle said the incident occurred last evening over a scuffle between two parties at Borivili village in Padgha taluka. The tiff broke out when victim, Yasim Nasikkar's (32) sister while passing through a lane in the village at around 8:30 pm, had a heated argument with the three men present at the spot. She later returned home and apprised about the tiff to her brother. Yasim then approached the three men to confront them over the matter but the latter allegedly started bashing him up, the officer said, adding, as result of severe injuries, Yasim died on the spot. The accused were identified as Maksad Kaskar, Nishant Kaskar, and Mazena Kaskar and no arrests have been so far, he said. The body of the victim has been sent for postmortem and an offence under Section 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), 504 (intentional insult) rw 34 (common intention) of the IPC has been lodged against the three persons.
Three booked for murder over petty issue in Thane - Mid-Day
2015-12-31'Save our playgrounds' plead Thane residents to civic body - I am in dna of India
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2015-12-31Thane city witnesses dip in temperature leading to cough and cold among people - I am in dna of India
Thane city witnesses dip in temperature leading to cough and cold among people Trending News Thursday, 31 December 2015 - 7:11pm IST | Rupali Shinde Thane city is witnessing increasing cases of cough and cold among the people as per the doctors who have patients mainly complaining of having throat infections, respiratory tract infections. According to Thane Municipal Corporation's pollution control department, the city has seen a fall in temperature from 26 degree Celsius to 23 degree Celsius and that can be one of the reasons. 20-year-old Thane resident, Harshada Walang is one such patient who is suffering from fever and cold. I am down with fever from around 3 days. I have started taking medicines but still have not got any relief. Manjusha Dinesh Jadhav had bought her father to doctor's clinic complaining of cold and cough. My father as well as my mother Shalini Deshmukh is suffering from cough and cold. The doctor said that this is because of winter season and will take a little more time to get healed," she said. Majority of the cases are of throat infection both in private and public hospital there are few cases of cough and cold as well. There's no such particular place where these cases can be observed. The dip in temperature is the reason but pollution is also one of the reason causing people to fall ill," said Thane Municipal Corporation's Medical officer, Dr Ram Kendre. He added that no swine flu case has been registered yet and most of the cases were seen from January to April 2015 only. Dr Kendre suggested that individual can avoid falling sick it by taking steam and by doing gargles. He also said that TMC has started primary screening of patients at Kalwa hospital. Same is the case at Thane clinic and other clinics where most of the cases of cough, cold and throat infections are reported. This winter, the temperature has dipped a little more than usual and has increased the cases of infections also. We have registered more cases of cough and cold and less cases of throat infection but these are curable and there is no need to worry," said Dr Tejaswi Gaikwad, BMS, Thane clinic.
2015-12-31Thane girl strikes gold at nat'l long jump tourney - Times of India
Thane girl strikes gold at nat'l long jump tourney B B Nayak Jan 1, 2016, 01.13 AM IST THANE: She started off the season on a positive note and ended it with a gold haul at the nationals. Thane's promising athlete, Shraddha Ghule, had a good run at the 76th All India Inter-University Athletics championship being held at Patiala-based Panjab University. She was representing Mumbai University. Ghule, an M Com student of Vaze College, made her giant leap to clear the 6.27 meter mark in her final trial to finish at the top podium. She left her contemporaries far behind as nobody went beyond the 6-meter barrier. With this sterling effort, one could gauge the gravity of her performance that she accomplished even in the adverse climatic conditions as the mercury there was below 9 degree Celsius. "Though I was not accustomed to such chilly climate, I gathered courage to deliver my best shot which turned to be a New Year bonanza. This year has been quite eventful. I have improved a lot," said an elated Ghule. Her coach Nilesh Patkar was fascinated over Ghule's concluding contest of the season with a gold medal. "At Patiala, she was very close to her personal best of 6.38 meter which she had achieved at senior open national meet in Kolkata a few weeks ago but missed the bus narrowly. She has had a wonderful season where she secured 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in four senior national meets she took part in," Patkar said.
2015-12-30Thane Christians to get another cemetery next year - Daily News & Analysis
Thane Christians to get another cemetery next year By Naveeta Singh Date published: Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 7:55am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna The decomposition of a body takes a period of over 18 months. But as the Teen petrol pump cemetery has only 60 to 70 graves, the partially decomposed bodies are removed to make way for other bodies. Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde has played santa claus to Thane's catholic community this year. Over 50,000 Christians in Thane, which has only one cemetery, has been promised a new cemetery by next year by the minister. On December 24, Our Lady of Mercy Welfare Association, Pokharan Road, Thane, approached the minister citing lack of burial ground in the city. There is only one cemetery at Teen petrol pump in Thane for our community which is not enough for our community, while over eight to 10 deaths take place in our community every month, says Melwyn Fernandes, joint secretary of the association. The urgency of situation came to light when Fernandes lost one of his friends a few days back. We had gone for his cremation and the caretaker of the cemetery told us that there was not enough space to bury the deceased. He suggested we will have to remove the earlier body, which was not sufficiently decomposed, to bury the deceased, adds Fernandes. The decomposition of a body takes a period of over 18 months. But as the Teen petrol pump cemetery has only 60 to 70 graves, the partially decomposed bodies are removed to make way for other bodies. The bodies are also not buried with coffins as it restricts the decomposition process, he says. Hence, the community approached the minister, who promptly wrote to the Thane Municipal Commissioner (TMC) Sanjeev Jaiswal to allot a piece of land for the cemetery. Such a huge population has a very small graveyard with no parking facility. So, please make arrangements for another cemetery, reads Shinde's letter. When contacted Jaiswal, he says, I am on leave and will come back and look into the matter. Let us hope that within a month or two TMC allots a land for the cemetery, says Fernandes.
Thane Christians to get another cemetery next year - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-302000 water samples test positive for pollutants in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
2000 water samples test positive for pollutants in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-30Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured - Press Telegraph (blog)
Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured David Chambers 30 December, 2015, 04:44 A balloon vendor was died and 13 persons, including eight school children, sustained injuries after a helium cylinder used to inflate balloons burst inside a school in Kalyan Thursday afternoon.The supplier was worked with to fill balloons for Arya Gurukul School's annual sports day function, school authorities said. Prasad had been hired by the school, said the police.Senior inspector at Kolsewadi police station, Kalyanji Ghete, said they have registered an FIR against the school management and the balloon vender on charges causing death due to negligence. To curb such unfortunate incidents in future, the department will call a meeting of principals. One of the children is in a critical condition, an officer said. The meeting will be held in the first week of January as all schools are now shut for their Christmas vacation. "The school was hosting its annual festival for students and their families, and Prasad was selling the balloons to the students". "We will create an awareness drive and seek suggestions from principals and if they decide in unison, then we will ask the administration to ban explosives in school premises", she said.
Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured - Press Telegraph (blog)
2015-12-30Four for more: Thane auto drivers risk passengers' lives by plying four people ... - I am in dna of India
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2015-12-29New mini stadium in Thane - Times of India
New mini stadium in Thane Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Dec 29, 2015, 09.22 AM IST THANE: The township will soon get a swanky new mini-stadium right in the core city area. The general body has recently cleared the administration proposal to implement the facility. The multi-sports facility will come up on a 770 sq meters area near Mental hospital, Thane which comes under ward 37. The ground plus two structure will have various sports facilities like carrom, chess and table and long tennis on the ground floor while the upper level will have a full-fledged gym. The second floor will house a squash and badminton court. The approximate cost of developing the project is around Rs 3.28 crores. The civic body also plans to develop a basketball court later on. The stadium would be open for all Thane residents. "The facility will be a boon for all sports enthusiasts in the city. TMC will operate the facility on its own and will provide the best facilities at reasonable rates," said Shiv Sena leader and chairman of standing committee, Naresh Mhaske.
2015-12-29Flower show in Thane - Times of India
Flower show in Thane Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Dec 29, 2015, 09.24 AM IST THANE: A grand show of flowers has been organized by a realty firm that is soon launching its project in the city. Nearly a million variants of flowers at 18 differently themed gardens were on display at their site in Balkum. Hundreds of residents have visited the site and explored the variants of flowers. "Our residential complex is also built on the concept of being close to Nature. Every year, we organize a Flower Festival and this year, we have decided to bring the flower show to our project site where we have exhibited over a million exotic and rare species of flowers," informed a member of the organizing committee.
2015-12-29Cemetery in Thane says no to coffins as it runs out of space - Hindustan Times
Cemetery in Thane says no to coffins as it runs out of space Aayushi Pratap, Hindustan Times, Mumbai |  Updated: Dec 30, 2015 00:38 IST Five parishes in Thane use this cemetery for burials. (Praful Gangurde) Share Share Share Share Making space for the remains of the dead may soon be crowded Mumbai’s newest challenge. This month, a Catholic cemetery in Thane that is running out of burial space, stopped using coffins and is burying bodies in shrouds instead, to free up graves and reuse them. Five parishes in Thane use this cemetery for burials. But as the number of funerals became unmanageable, the parishioners have asked the state for land, for a new cemetery. Father Rudolph Andrades, the parish priest at Our Lady of Mercy Church that has 1,200 families, said the problem arises as it usually takes about 18 months for a body to decompose. “But we have to reuse the graves even before this.” Andrades said his parish is insisting that cloth, and not coffins are used. Mahadev More, the gravedigger at the Thane cemetery said the bodies are being wrapped in cloth so that they decompose faster and free up graves. (Praful Gangurde) Thane’s guardian minister Eknath Shinde, agreed the parishes are facing a genuine problem. “I have spoken to the Thane mayor and we have agreed to allocate land for a new cemetery.” But action must be taken quickly, as space is running out fast. “With close to 200 annual deaths in our parishes, and only 50 grave sites available at the cemetery, it is turning out to be extremely difficult to make space for all burials,” said Melwyn Fernandes, the deputy secretary at the Our Lady of Mercy Welfare Association, a community group. “Sometimes, we are forced to pile bodies one on top of the other.” This gives rise to a graver issue. Mahadev More, 60, a gravedigger at the cemetery for the past 22 years, said the problem of space becomes worse during the monsoon. “This year, we dug up 12 graves, where the bodies had not decomposed completely. The smell from the graves is unbearable during the rains,” said More. “From this month, we started wrapping the dead bodies in cloth to bury them, instead of putting them in coffins, so that the bodies decompose faster,” he said. The situation in the city is no different. Father Nigel Barrett, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Bombay, said city churches have been facing a shortage of space too. “The practice of burying bodies in a shroud or a cloth goes way back in time. Respecting people’s sentiments, the churches give parishioners the options of using either coffins or cloths for burials,” said Barrett. Tags Mumbai Thane Cemetery Coffins Share Share Share Share Read more from Livemint also read Maharashtra govt plans a separate transport fund for MMR Mhada lottery: 4,257 get low-cost homes Maharashtra to use 15% funds from govt depts to reach out to minorities Bhujbals charged in Maharashtra Sadan scam Show comments top news Live: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt walks out of Pune’s Yerawada jail Irani slams Cong over Vemula suicide, JNU row; Modi tweets her speech Son of soil and Lenin fan: Students who became the face of JNU dissent most popular Meet Deadpool’s Dopinder, the Indian cabbie who drove the merc around WATCH: Sunny Leone, Alok Nath will make you quit smoking in 11 Minutes Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 mn for cancer death linked to talcum powder don't miss Was JNUSU president Kanhaiya beaten? 3 reports, different results Ex-WWE wrestler Great Khali injured during sporting event Happy Birthday Shahid Kapoor: His top 7 makeovers editor's pick 10 interesting facts about Indian Railways Delhi water crisis: After Munak blow, pollution to hit supply 72 men, 11 machines, a city on fire: Rohtak during Jat stir video Watch | Sanjay Dutt walks out of Pune’s Yerwada jail as a free man Feb 24 | Day’s top 3 stories Watch | Spend a starry night in Van Gogh’s bedroom replica photo Snapshots of the great Indian Railways circus From the archives: Sanjay Dutt’s jail travails since 1993 Saawariya to Bajirao Mastani: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his grandeur indiaworldopinionanalysiscolumnseditorialsblogsauthorscitiesdelhigurgaonnoidamumbaibhopalchandigarhdehradunindorejaipurkolkatalucknowpatnaranchisportscricketfootballtennisother sportsentertainmentmovie reviewsbollywoodhollywoodregional moviesworld cinematvmusictabloidlifestyle sex &relationshipshealth & fitnessfashion & trendsart & culturetravelbooksbrunchtechtech reviewsgadgetsappssocial media photosindiaworldcartoonssportsentertainmentlifestyletechautosvideos indiaworldsportsentertainmentlifestyletechautoseducationbusinessht-indepthreal estateautospunjabepaperweather livemintlivehindustanshineHTcampusdesimartiniht-syndication Copyright © 2015 HT Media Limited.ht delhi/ncr subscription | about us|contact us|work with us|privacy policy|disclaimer|print ad rates
Cemetery in Thane says no to coffins as it runs out of space - Hindustan Times
2015-12-299 injured after 2-storeyed building collapses in Bhiwandi in Thane - IBNLive
9 injured after 2-storeyed building collapses in Bhiwandi in Thane Posted on: 04:07 PM IST Dec 29, 2015 CNN-IBN Thane: At least nine people were injured after a two-storey "dilapidated" house in Bhiwandi township of the district collapsed on Tuesday.The house located in Tandel Mohalla of the town came crashing down at around 5 AM on Tuesday when all members of one family, were asleep. The firemen and team from Bhoiwada police station rushed to carry out rescue operation. The firemen and team from Bhoiwada police station rushed to carry out rescue operation. They pulled out nine people from under the debris and sent them to IGM government hospital in Bhiwandi where they were said to be out of danger.One person is still feared to be trapped under the debris and the search is underway to find him, they said. Police were yet to ascertain whether the ill-fated structure was an authorised one. Bhiwandi tehsildar Vaishali Lambate said the house, a "load bearing" structure, was over 30-year-old and listed among dilapidated and dangerous buildings by the civic body. She also said that efforts were on to rescue a 75-80 year old person, who was feared trapped under the debris.
9 injured after 2-storeyed building collapses in Bhiwandi in Thane - IBNLive
2015-12-29Famous chatwalla in Thane had to give up dreams of being a lawyer - I am in dna of India
Famous chatwalla in Thane had to give up dreams of being a lawyer Trending News Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 5:07pm IST | Rupali Shinde Dilip's chat shop in Thane in one of the favourite among the people here One of the most popular chat walla in Kopri area, 47-year-old Dilip Sachdev's sacrifices seem to have bore the fruit finally. Running this business from almost three decades that was started by his father, Dilip has seen many rough times to reach this stage. Dilip completed his B.Com in 1991 and started pursuing Bachelors in General law from Thane College but couldn't complete it after his 2nd year due to financial constraints at home. "My father started selling panipuri on a cart in Thane and I also used to help him after school. My father expired when I was in college only, so I had to leave my education to continue my father's profession. I used to sell chat items outside Bharat school, where I studied," said Dilip Sachdev. "My mother and my wife helped and cooperated with me during my rough times. There was a time when I couldn't afford my daughter's school fees even but I continued my business. I was passionate about law and had interest in pursuing animation also but couldn't continue it due to financial restrictions. I have studied law and want to complete the degree but now I have no time for it,ť added Dilip. "My daughter Harsha is pursuing computer science and I am very happy as I can afford my daughter's education now. I couldn't complete my education because of money issues and I want my daughter to study and not suffer like I had to," he said.Dilip is very content and happy with his growing business and does not have any regrets about his past life. Dilip is a proud owner of a shop in Kopri area of Thane. Dilip's chat shop is a popular joint for people of Thane who come specifically to this place to relish the different varieties of chats available. Speaking about the variety of chat items at his shop, Dilip says, I did thorough research and came out with three new chats which include Mirchi chat, Schezwan Sev puri and Mayonnise Sev puri. We first experimented with it at our own level and then with time served it to customers who loved it. Apart from this, we sell Basket chat also and make our own boondi which is good for health. "37-year- old Mohini Chenani comes once a year to Thane from Hong Kong but never misses out on Dilip chats and panipuri. "I have been coming here from almost 40 years and I love the chat items. They are simply amazing. Another Thane resident, Charanjeet Kaur shared the same experience adding that she is been coming to this place from 30 years to taste the panipuri and other chats.
Famous chatwalla in Thane had to give up dreams of being a lawyer - I am in dna of India
2015-12-27Three booked for cheating widow in Thane - Business Standard
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2015-12-27Brace for megablock on Kalyan-Thane rail corridor - Times of India
Brace for megablock on Kalyan-Thane rail corridor Somit Sen TNN | Dec 27, 2015, 11.50 AM IST MUMBAI: The Central Railway is carrying out a megablock on the main line between Kalyan and Thane on Up fast line from 11.10 am to 3.40 pm today.This could affect the frequency of suburban train services. The Up fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.22 am to 3.42 pm will be diverted on Up slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations halting at all stations and further re-diverted on Up fast line between Thane and Mumbai CST halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Byculla stations. "These trains will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule," a CR spokesperson said. The Dn fast services leaving Mumbai CST from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. "Train no. 50104 Ratnagiri-Dadar passenger will be terminated at Diva station and Train No. 50103 Dadar- Ratnagiri Passenger will leave from Diva station today,'' the official added.
2015-12-26December 16 Gang-Rape: Students Protest Release Of Juvenile Convict In Thane - NDTV
December 16 Gang-Rape: Students Protest Release Of Juvenile Convict In Thane Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: December 26, 2015 14:06 The juvenile was among the six convicted in the case. He was released on December 20 after spending three years at a reform facility. Thane: Hundreds of students, led by National Students' Union of India (NSUI), took out a protest march in Thane against the release last week of a juvenile convict in the December 16 gang-rape case. The students, led by Amit Kadam, the Thane district president of the NSUI, started their protest march from Kharghar and concluded it at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy, Belapur, Navi Mumbai. The students expressed solidarity with the victim's family carrying placards, raising slogans and demanding justice for her and her kins. A 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and brutalised by six men inside a moving bus on December 16, 2012, in Delhi. The incident had sparked nationwide protests and outrage. The juvenile was among the six convicted in the case. He was released on December 20 after spending three years at a reform facility.
December 16 Gang-Rape: Students Protest Release Of Juvenile Convict In Thane - NDTV
2015-12-26Man killed over minor dispute in Thane - Mid-Day
Man killed over minor dispute in Thane By PTI |Posted 26-Dec-2015 Thane: A 59-year-old man was brutally killed over a minor dispute by a youth in Thane, police said on Saturday. According to API Avinash Patil of Kalyan taluka police station the incident took place last month on November 7 after accused Ketan Pawar fatally stabbed victim Chandrakant Bhoir in Ratya village when he was on his way home. The duo had an altercation on November 3 after the accused allegedly forced the victim to reveal as to whom he had voted for in the recent gram panchayat elections. When Bhoir refused to tell his choice, the quarrel thickened and he reported the matter to Pawar's family. Annoyed, Pawar attacked Bhoir to avenge the insult, following which police registered a case of accidental death then. However, after receipt of postmortem reports, a case of murder was registered last night, police said today. A manhunt has been launched for the accused, who is at large, police said.
2015-12-25Thane Hospital gets notice for wasting 138 litres of blood - Mid-Day
Thane Hospital gets notice for wasting 138 litres of blood By Sadaguru Pandit |Posted 2 hours After an RTI filed by a doctor revealed that the blood bank at Thane Civil Hospital had wasted around 138 litres of blood in the past four years, the Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) issued a notice to it over the irregularity. CDSCO officials issued a warning to control the wastage or face strict action. Hospital authorities, however, said that they have no control over how much blood is collected, or on the amount that might be required, due to which excess is stored at all times, resulting in the expiration of some stock. Lifesaving blood goes down the drain at BMC hospital The Blood Bank Officer said there can be emergencies for which the hospital needs to be prepared at all times. This is primarily the reason behind the blood expiry. The doctor who had suspected blood wastage at the hospital, had filed the RTI query in May. He had inquired about the total collection that took place from January 2011 to December 2014. Blood being a life-saving resource, has to be used with utmost care. A blood bank collects it through donation drives and individual donations. And every blood bank has an estimated amount of blood used every month. If they have excess blood, they need to immediately inform other civic or private blood banks and distribute it, so that the needy can get it in time, said the doctor. While a complaint was filed with the west zone of CDSCO, K Bangarurajan, deputy drugs controller of the West Zone, pointed out the irregularity to FDA officials of Konkan Region. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials then issued the hospital officials a strict warning about keeping a tab on the wastage. The same was communicated to the CDSCO officials through a letter. A drug control officer visited the blood bank after reviewing the complaint and an explanation was demanded on why the blood was wasted. However, the explanation given wasn't satisfactory and hence a warning notice was issued to the blood bank, said the FDA officer. Hospital speak Officials from Thane Civil Hospital said they have no control over the wastage of blood, as practically, it is not possible to predict the amount that needs to be stored at all times. Also read: 44.45 litres blood, 918 litres plasma wasted at blood bank At no point can we predict how much blood will be needed in the next one month. There can be emergencies for which a hospital needs to be prepared at all times. This is primarily the reason behind the expiry of blood. Secondly, we don't have control over how much blood will be collected through the drives. Due to this, at times, we have excess at our disposal, said M Kendre, Blood Bank Officer at Thane Civil Hospital. He said he had told the FDA official the same thing. Another official said they try and keep in touch with all blood banks, but at times when there is no demand, it remains in the cold storage and ultimately expires.
Thane Hospital gets notice for wasting 138 litres of blood - Mid-Day
2015-12-25Slum children in Thane take to the stage, raise issues that matter to them - I am in dna of India
Slum children in Thane take to the stage, raise issues that matter to them Trending News Friday, 25 December 2015 - 7:13pm IST | Rupali Shinde | Edited by: Disha Shetty Six groups from Thane and Kalyan will be performing at the Bal Natya festival that is being held at Gadkari Rangaytan. The children raised issues like superstition and quacks during their play. Six groups of slum children from Thane and Kalyan found their release on stage as they performed at the Bal Natya festival organised by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).Those part of Anubandh group from Kalyan work in the garbage dump yard to support themselves and their families. Their play at the Gadkari Rangayatan spoke about the need to get rid of superstition. "We began our play with how school children are asked to not go to school if a black cat crosses their way. We also raised the issue of quacks and tried to show how people in cities and not just in villages are very superstitious, Meenakshi Patil, member of Anubandh. 14-year-old Priti Dhage played the role of possessed woman who dupes innocent people by taking money from people while promising to solve their issues. "It was not difficult for me to play this role as this usually happens in our area. There are many people who believe in such quacks and ruin their lives," Dhage said. The children said that they rehearsed at Ganesh Ghat in Kalyan (W) as their slum had no space for any such activity.Marathi novelist Ratnakar Matkari along with Samta Prachar organisation started this initiative a year back with an aim to give slum children an opportunity to deal with social issues. "Last year there were 23 dramas performed by slum children and this year there were 18 dramas. All 18 dramas were performed in Town Hall of Thane and out of which 6 were selected for this Bal Natya festival. The best part is that the children are the ones who come up with the theme and need little guidance," said Markari.The festival will come to an end on December 27.
Slum children in Thane take to the stage, raise issues that matter to them - I am in dna of India
2015-12-25Music concert in Thane to promote road safety - I am in dna of India
Music concert in Thane to promote road safety Trending News Friday, 25 December 2015 - 7:31pm IST | Rupali Shinde To promote safety on the road, Ride 4 India will organise a singing concert where Ankit Tiwari will perform. "We conduct road shows and rallies on road safety but that is not sufficient. We decided to organise this concert where in we will talk about how one can remain safe," said Nilesh Mange, co-founder of Ride 4 India. The concert will be organised on December 27 at Highland Gardens, Opp-Highland Residency Dhokali, Thane (W).It will start at 6 pm.
2015-12-24Thane collector initiates one-window clearance system for builders - Daily News & Analysis
Thane collector initiates one-window clearance system for builders Thursday, 24 December 2015 - 7:10am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Imran Fazal "The decision to start the one window clearance is one of the best option as we would get the clearances and approvals from the Collectorate quickly while the information on land too would be accessible easily", said a builder present during the announcement. With an aim to curb corruption and break the nexus between the bureaucrats and the developers, Thane collector Ashwini Joshi has given a green signal to start a single window clearance and information centre dedicated to developers at the office. The desk would help in giving the information and land details of Agricultural and Non-agricultural plots while clearances could be acquired from the same window. The team would look into various requests and information details about the lands and projects while for clearances it would be sent to other departments. The decision to start the one window clearance is one of the best option as we would get the clearances and approvals from the Collectorate quickly while the information on land too would be accessible easily, said a builder present during the announcement. Earlier the clearances often took long time from the government offices as many of them either bribed or skipped the process of clearances from the officials but now we are happy that such initiative has been initiated, said another builder. It is the first time that such initiative has been undertaken and we would make sure that the information and clearances of projects is done swiftly and will give relief to the developers for their projects, said Dr. Ashwini Joshi, Thane Collector.
2015-12-24Thane: Kalyan balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast, 7 students injured - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Kalyan balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast, 7 students injured Thursday, 24 December 2015 - 5:56pm IST | Place: Thane | Agency: PTI A balloon seller on Saturday died and seven students were injured after a cylinder used for filling gas in balloons exploded at a school in Kalyan town here, police said. The management of Arya Gurukul School, where the incident occurred, had hired the balloon seller for the annual sports day, they said. The man was filling the balloons with gas when suddenly the cylinder exploded this afternoon. The impact was so powerful that the victim was blown away in the blast and died on the spot, police spokesperson Gajanan Kabdule said. At least seven children sustained injuries in the incident. Police and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital, they said. The deceased was yet to be identified, police said. Further details are awaited.
Thane: Kalyan balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast, 7 students injured - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-24Cold wave: Northern winds add sting to chill in Thane - Times of India
Cold wave: Northern winds add sting to chill in Thane Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Dec 25, 2015, 01.12 AM IST THANE: For yet another day, Thaneites woke up to cold winds and a chilly morning on Thursday, as the temperature dropped to 15.8 degrees on Christmas Eve. The mercury has been dripping for last six days bringing cold waves in the city. The sudden chill has left the city residents wrapped in several layers of clothing. People living in the high-rises have been witnessing haze early in the mornings with very little visibility. Thaneites are amazed with the drop in temperature and are enjoying the dip. It feels nice to switch off the fans and enjoy the weather, said a GB Road resident. Areas on the other side of the Parsik Hill have witnessed even lower temperature. "I stay on the 10th floor of my building and since two days it is so cold that we close all the windows, as the wind is too cool. It feels like staying in a hill station, we don't even require to switch on the fans," said Amol Ghosalkar, a resident of Kharegaon. Attributing the current chills to the cold northernly winds, V K Rajeev, scientist from India Meteorological Department, Mumbai, said, "There is a dip in the temperature due to the wind coming from northern India. This is a natural phenomena which happens every year. Also, we don't think the temperature will drop further more." However, after a hot October, these cold winds have bought great relief to Thaneites. Rohit Barve, a Diva resident said, "I commute on a motor-bike from Diva to Thane and it feels lovely when the cold breeze hits your face. The ride becomes enjoyable. I am really loving it." Though the weather has become pleasant and enjoybale for many, it's taking a toll on some. The sudden dip in the temperature has affected many people's health. Dr Atul Gupte said, "I have been getting patients who are suffering from cold, cough and respiratory infections due to the sudden climate change. When the temperature suddenly goes down the body takes time to adjust with the temperature due to which more people fall sick. Also, people who go for morning walks face more respiratory problems as the morning wind contains smog and mist due to the pollution."
2015-12-24Lack of life-saving drugs puts Thane hospital on deathbed - Mumbai Mirror
Lack of life-saving drugs puts Thane hospital on deathbed By Lata MishraLata Mishra, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 25, 2015, 01.46 AM IST The hospital is asking patient's relatives to buy basic equipment such as gloves, syringes and pills. The family of Zubeida Sayed (l), who is admitted due to asthama-related complications, is forced to buy medicines from private medical shop. (R) Sunita Kadam, who delivered a baby last week, has already spent Rs 15,000 on medicinesThe 500-bed hospital has stopped admitting seriously ailing patients; it only has 80 patients now. State-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj hospital, attached to the Rajiv Gandhi Medical College in Kalwa, is on the verge of shutting down. The super-specialty facility is facing an acute shortage of life-saving drugs, forcing the authorities to put off several surgeries in past three months. Unlike BMC-run KEM, Sion or Nair hospitals, which are overflowing with patients, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has not been able to maintain the supply of drugs to treat cardiac patients, people who have suffered brain stroke, and antibiotics and anaesthetic. Once a 500-bed facility, the hospital is now left with only 80 patients. According to hospital officials, they admit only those patients who do not require emergency intervention and those who can afford to buy medicines from outside. A senior doctor, who did not wish to be named, said, "It's a shame that such a big hospital is running without medicines and injections. We have been writing to TMC for past three months and every time we are told that the procurement procedure is on." He added that they don't have a stock of something as cheap as antibiotics to treat typhoid. Another senior doctor from orthopaedic department was equally exasperated. "I have discharged over 30 patients in the past one month. All were waiting for surgeries, but unavailability of anaesthetic forced us to send them elsewhere. The normal plaster, which costs about Rs 20 a kg is also out of stock." When a patient with hypoglycaemia was wheeled in last week, doctors at the casualty section asked the family to buy a glucose bottle (IV fluid). "This wasted nearly one and a half hours. The patient could have suffered a brain stroke. Fortunately, he didn't," said a doctor. Mirror had reported in October the sorry state of affairs at the hospital. Its 13 crore emergency facilities, which were inaugurated by Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray two years ago, are lacking in the most basic medical equipment. The new operation theatre and ICU within its trauma care centre are shuttered for want of staff. Hospital dean C Maitra said, "This year, the tendering process to procure essential drugs and surgical items has been delayed from the TMC end. I am in touch with them and have been told that stocks will arrive soon. We are trying to help poor patients from poor box funds." TMC chief Sanjeev Jaiwal accepted that there were problems in procuring drugs. "Yes, there were budget issues this year which delayed the tendering process. But everything has been sorted and orders for medicines have already been placed." Case study Diva resident Sunita Kadam, 25, was admitted to the hospital for delivery last week. So far, her family has already spent Rs 15,000 on medicines and other accessories. Sangeeta Kadam, Sunita's motherin-law said, "Sunita's baby boy suffered from respiratory problems and had low birth weight. The doctors asked us to buy injections worth Rs 6,000 to save the baby. My son is a daily labourer and earns Rs 500 a day." The Kadam family said they somehow managed to arrange the money and bought the medicines. "We didn't get anything from the hospital," a family member said A doctor from the ICU said majority of the patients visiting the hospital are from poor background and they come from areas like Bhiwandi, Raigad, Kalyan and Shahpur. "We have no choice but to refer them to other hospitals. The problem is that there is no government super-specialty facility from Khopoli to Kalwa and from Palghar to Thane."
Lack of life-saving drugs puts Thane hospital on deathbed - Mumbai Mirror
2015-12-24Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured - Mid-Day
Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured By PTI |Posted 24-Dec-2015 Thane: A 52-year-old balloon seller was today killed and 13 others, including five children, were injured when a cylinder used for filling balloons with gas exploded at a school in Kalyan town here, police said. The management of Arya Gurukul School, where the incident occurred, had hired the balloon seller for the annual sports day, they said. "The man was filling the balloons with helium gas when suddenly the cylinder exploded this afternoon. The impact was so powerful that the victim was blown away in the blast and died on the spot," Thane city police spokesperson Gajanan Kabdule said. The vendor was identified as R D Prasad and his body was sent for postmortem, he said. As many as 13 others, including five school students, sustained injuries in the incident. Police and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and the injured were admitted to a nearby hospital, Kabdule said. A case has been registered in this connection and further investigation is underway, the Spokesperson said.
Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured - Mid-Day
2015-12-24Thane auto driver traces activist to return laptop - Times of India
Thane auto driver traces activist to return laptop Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Dec 25, 2015, 01.27 AM IST THANE: An auto driver returned a bag with a laptop to a passenger who had forgotten it in his vehicle. Activist Rajshree Rajashekhar (46), a resident of Garden Estate, had hired Moinuddin Ansari's autorickshaw on December 5 from Hiranandani Meadows. She got off near Manpada but forgot to carry her bag that had a laptop, a hard disk and 'priceless' research data stored. "I had kept the bag with a laptop and the hard-disk in the auto's rear seat. I approached the Kapurbawdi traffic unit when I realized I had misplaced the bag," Rajashekhar said. The police told her that they would inform her as soon as they find it," said Pramod Sail, traffic police inspector of Kapurbawdi unit. By then, Ansari found the bag and asked his son Danish to trace the owner and hand it over on the basis of the documents kept in the bag. Danish found some phone numbers written on documents that belonged to Rajashekhar's office in Pune. However, even after repeatedly trying the numbers they went unanswered for a couple of days. But on Monday, one of the phone numbers was answered and Danish passed on the information about the bag and handed it over to Rajashekhar. Pulkeshin Mathadhikari, assistant commissioner of police (traffic), felicitated Ansari for his honesty and said other rickshaw drivers should follow the same path.
2015-12-24Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured - Mid-Day
Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured By PTI |Posted 24-Dec-2015 Thane: A 52-year-old balloon seller was today killed and 13 others, including five children, were injured when a cylinder used for filling balloons with gas exploded at a school in Kalyan town here, police said. The management of Arya Gurukul School, where the incident occurred, had hired the balloon seller for the annual sports day, they said. "The man was filling the balloons with helium gas when suddenly the cylinder exploded this afternoon. The impact was so powerful that the victim was blown away in the blast and died on the spot," Thane city police spokesperson Gajanan Kabdule said. The vendor was identified as R D Prasad and his body was sent for postmortem, he said. As many as 13 others, including five school students, sustained injuries in the incident. Police and fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and the injured were admitted to a nearby hospital, Kabdule said. A case has been registered in this connection and further investigation is underway, the Spokesperson said.
Balloon vendor killed in cylinder blast in Thane, 13 injured - Mid-Day
2015-12-23For the love of ice-cream, Thane-based man builds 'Smart Kart' that works on ... - I am in dna of India
For the love of ice-cream, Thane-based man builds Smart Kart that works on solar energy Trending News Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 7:10pm IST | Deepak Singh | Edited by: Prutha Bhosle Mahesh Rathi standing next to his creation - Smart Kart.   Meet 40-year-old Mahesh Rathi, who has invented Smart Kart that works on solar energy and is a boon for ice-cream lovers. Summer is a couple of months away and this Smart Kart, would be a big hit among people who want to relish an ice-cream in the afternoon.In an up, close interview, iamin talks to the creator. Mahesh says, "It so happened that last year, in May, when I was in Delhi, I bought an ice-cream and it turned out to be half frozen. The cream inside the crust had melted. Upon confrontation, the shopkeeper said that it is a regular thing during noon that refrigerators are not able to freeze properly due to low voltage. This was my motivation of sorts to invent a device that could solve this problem. "Mahesh worked for a year to build the Smart Kart. He used solar energy as a source attached to a battery and he built a revolutionary refrigerator which solved the problem of melting of ice-cream during noon. He explains, "The solar panels on top of the Smart Kart charge the battery of 12V operating system. The battery once charged is able to keep the refrigerator on for 22-24 hours maintaining the temperature at -5° Celsius. "Mahesh has started a business model to benefit more and more people with his invention. He has started a campaign on Milaap.org, a crowd funding platform, to raise funds in order to build five smart carts. Mahesh says, "I started the campaign so I could build some more Smart Karts and give it to NGOs on rent, so that they can turn it into business, benefiting everybody. "Mahesh Rathi works in the area of renewal (solar) energy. Normally, solar energy is used to produce heat and is used in various devices which run on solar panels like water heater, solar street light, etc. So, it was a challenge for Mahesh to come up with an idea to use solar panels in a way that it would be used for refrigeration. This challenge became his dream because of his mother. He says, "My mother took keen interest in this project. She wanted this project to succeed and have the first ice-cream of the Smart Kart. But, sadly, I couldn't fulfil her dream as she succumbed to injuries in an accident, in August, this year. I have, therefore, made it my vision to serve as many people as I can through this invention. ťMahesh tells us his future plans with the Smart Kart. He says, "We will first launch it in Thane city with the help of NGOs and then move to other cities gradually."He also has plans to help the people in rural areas with his invention. He says, "I want to reach out to the rural people and made a self sustainable model, so that they can refrigerate perishable food items and use food items for longer. "The Smart Kart contains some additional services as well.Water dispenser purified and chilled water at Rs. 2/glass (approx 200ml) A mobile charging point.
For the love of ice-cream, Thane-based man builds
2015-12-23Flower Festival in Thane attracts people in huge numbers - I am in dna of India
Flower Festival in Thane attracts people in huge numbers Trending News Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 5:35pm IST | Rupali Shinde Flower Festival in Thane attracts people in huge numbers. The theme garden by the name Rickshaw of roses. A grand show of flowers Mahabaleshwar Flower Festival has been organized by Vaikunth Piramal at Piramal realty, Balkum where people can see 1 million flowers of different species 18 differently themed gardens. Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show of UK, the Vaikunth Flower Show was thrown open to the public on December 22 and will be there till January 3, 2016 between 10am-12pm & 4pm-7pm. "We have done this on the concept of Biophilia which means connected to nature. Our residential complex is also built on the same concept. Every year, we organize the Mahabaleshwar Flower Festival. This year, we decided to bring the flower show to our Piramal Vaikunth site where we have exhibited over 1 million exotic and rare species of flowers. It is a first of its kind in Thane. In a world that is increasingly becoming digital, virtual and electronic, a garden celebrates the spirit of serenity and peaceful natural living,ť said Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice-Chairperson, Piramal Enterprises.
Flower Festival in Thane attracts people in huge numbers - I am in dna of India
2015-12-23Thane builder suicide: Maharashtra orders probe into AJL land allotment - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: Maharashtra orders probe into AJL land allotment The jail officials told Awhad that a legislator can only visit the jail premises, but cannot interact with any inmates. Written by Mohamed Thaver Mumbai Published:Dec 24, 2015, 4:52 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Jeetendra Awhad was shown the rule book and asked to leave the jail premises when he came to visit NCP corporator Najeeb Mulla, one of the four corporators who have been lodged in Thane Central prison for allegedly abetting Thane-based builder Suraj Parmar's suicide. Parmar had shot himself in a flat in his under-construction project and had left behind a 13-page suicide note, in which he had mentioned some names but had later scratched them out saying that those people might harass his family. The letter was sent for forensic analysis, after which the corporators names are under the police scanner. The jail officials told Awhad that a legislator can only visit the jail premises, but cannot interact with any inmates. The incident took place on December 15, said a jail official. Incidentally, Awhad's name had cropped up when the public prosecutor in the case, while arguing against the anticipatory bail application of the four corporators, arrested on December 4, had cited investigation into the transfer of Rs 1.7 crore from Mulla's bank account to Awhad's as one of the reasons for extending their custody. Awhad had later claimed that he along with Mulla and two others had formed a company and the fund transfer was to pay the directors remuneration. While the prison manual says that a public representative can visit the jail premises, politicians have in the past used that clause to meet inmates as well. Last year, after a similar incident in Satara jail, the prison officials discussed the issue and added a clause stating that the representative can visit the prison but cannot ask to meet a particular inmate. This clause came in handy for Thane prison officials who told Awhad that he can come and have a cup of tea with them but cannot meet Mullať. We told him that only his family is allowed to meet him. If he did want to meet, he would need to take permission from the court. He has not returned since,ť a jail official told The Indian Express. A prison official said that a similar situation had once taken place when Priya Dutt, a Member of Parliament (MP) then, had come to visit Sanjay Dutt in prison on grounds that she was an elected representative. She was informed then that she could meet as a family member but not as an MP. The procedures for both meetings are different. When contacted, Awhad said that he did go to Thane prison as he was not aware about the rules and when he was told he cannot meet Mulla, he left. I had been told by former legislators that I could go and meet inmates and hence I went to Thane prison. However, when they told me that there was a circular in place disallowing legislators to meet inmates, I left without further ado,ť Awhad told The Indian Express. Sources close to the legislator added that allegations of money transfer from Mulla to him were baseless. Meanwhile, a prison official added that for security reasons, the four corporators have been kept in the high security anda cells at the central prison. The four are kept in separate anda cells. An inmate of the anda cell cannot mingle with other inmates inside the prison. There are in all 10 anda cells at the Thane Central prison. While the corporators are kept in the anda cells on one side of the prison, the five anda cells on the other side of the prison house among others Saquib Nachan, the former SIMI general secretary, accused of several blasts across the city including the Mumbai 2002-03 serial blasts.
Thane builder suicide: Maharashtra orders probe into AJL land allotment - The Indian Express
2015-12-23At 16.2C, Wed was Thane's coldest day this season - Times of India
At 16.2C, Wednesday was Thane's coldest day this season Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Dec 24, 2015, 01.59 AM IST THANE: The winter solistice saw the city experiencing the lowest temperature on Wednesday morning with the Met department recording 16.2 degree Celsius. Tuesday, too, saw a low of 16.4 degree Celsius. Also, on November 19 the lowest temperature was 21.2 degree Celsius. Many were seen wearing sweaters and jackets while heading to work, schools and colleges. A number of security guards and workers were seen burning the bornfire till dawn. Raju Sharma (62), a watchman in Majiwada, said, "The cold in the morning was unbearable. I usually burn the bornfire till 4am but on Wednesday morning I kept it lit till 6am." The areas with more green cover like Upvan, Yeoor and Ghodbunder were cooler compared to other parts of the city. "Due to my late working hours, I come home just before dawn. I've seen that Ghodbunder Road is cooler than the area near the railway station. One could feel the difference in temperature as soon as Patilpada area starts," said Valerian Andrews (25), resident of Kasarvadavli.
2015-12-23Two booked for cheating insurance firm of over Rs 28 lakh in Thane - Mid-Day
Two booked for cheating insurance firm of over Rs 28 lakh in Thane By PTI |Posted 23-Dec-2015 Thane: Two persons, including a woman, have been booked for allegedly cheating an insurance firm to the tune of over Rs 28 lakh by submitting fake claim papers, police said in Thane on Wednesday. According to a complaint lodged by the insurance company in Mumbai on Tuesday, the two persons cheated the firm to the tune of over Rs 28 lakh, Inspector Balasaheb Tambe of Kasarwadavali Police Station said. One Beduprasanna Kumar of Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, had filed death claim of Rs 20.34 lakh with company's Thane office on his father's demise, he said. Kumar allegedly forged the documents to prove that his father had died, even though he was alive and the claim amount was cleared by the company, Tambe said. In a similar case, a woman identified as Mita Sanatan Ravalkar from Ambernath area in Thane, submitted a fake claim of Rs 8.47 lakh with the same insurance firm, he said. She had filed the claim on her son's death and got fake death certificate from Ambernath in January this year. On basis of the forged document, the claim was cleared, the police Inspector said. On the company's complaint, an FIR has been lodged against the two persons under Sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) rw 34 (common intention) of the IPC but no arrests have been made so far, Tambe added.
Two booked for cheating insurance firm of over Rs 28 lakh in Thane - Mid-Day
2015-12-22Thane's St. John Baptist School celebrating Christmas with underprivileged ... - I am in dna of India
Thane's St. John Baptist School celebrating Christmas with underprivileged children Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 6:15pm IST | Rupali Shinde Students from the school will also give away gifts to the underprivileged. Thane's St John Baptist school has planned to celebrate this Christmas a little differently. The school has decided to go green on the day and celebrate the festival with underprivileged children apart from doing other activities."For December 23, we have invited children from remand home to our school where we will be playing games, doing other fun activities, feeding them and donating necessary things. Next day we will be holding a cycle rally propagating about tree plantation and making people aware of saving trees and planting trees. The same day our students along with teachers will be doing a night out where they will visit train stations and few areas where they will donate small gifts to beggars," said Father Michael Pinto, St John Baptist. Approximately, 50-60 students of 5th to 9th grade will be participating in these events. "These students belong to Interact club where they will interact with the underprivileged kids. We had also invited children from Thane's mental hospital,ť said Beryl Dighe, coordinator,,Interact club.
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2015-12-22Thane corporators want separate TB cell at Kalwa hospital - Daily News & Analysis
Thane corporators want separate TB cell at Kalwa hospital Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 7:15am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh They hope that with this effort the civic administration will be able to tackle the dreaded disease. While mortality rate due to tuberculosis in India has been declining over the past few years, it has shown a steady increase in Thane. With increase in cases of tuberculosis deaths in Thane, corporators have demanded that a separate TB cell should be started at Thane's Kalwa hospital. They hope that with this effort the civic administration will be able to tackle the dreaded disease. While mortality rate due to tuberculosis in India has been declining over the past few years, it has shown a steady increase in Thane. According to the data we received from the TMC and Thane civil hospital, there have been 143 deaths due to TB in Thane in 2014-15, said corporator Nandini Vichare. In 2013-14, there were 38 to 40 TB deaths and in 2012-2013 the figure was 31, while in 2011-12 there were 34 deaths due to TB. Vichare demanded that the TMC should take adequate measures to tackle the disease. They should create awareness about TB among residents and also set-up a dedicated cell at their Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj hospital, Kalwa, to handle patients, she added. In fact, they should start a TB hospital or ward so that patients from Thane district can come for treatment. Otherwise these patients have to go to Mumbai for medical treatment, she said. According to a TMC official, there is an examination room for TB patients at Kalwa hospital. After dealing with regular OPD patients, TB patients are examined in this room, he said. However, Vichare rebuts this and says, Since TB is a contagious disease, it is not wise to share the examination room with other patients. Another corporator, Pooja Wagh, demanded that the corporation should ban spitting at public places. They should also put up spittoons/special boxes at such places so that people do not spit and this contagious disease does not spread, she added. RT Kendre, TMC health officer, was unavailable for comments. Deadly disease Year Deaths 2011-12 34 2012-2013 31 2013-14 38-40 2014-15 143
2015-12-20ATM card skimming racket busted in Thane, 10 arrested - Business Standard
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ATM card skimming racket busted in Thane, 10 arrested - Business Standard
2015-12-20Suraj Parmar suicide: Court refuses bail to four Thane corporators - Mid-Day
Suraj Parmar suicide: Court refuses bail to four Thane corporators By PTI |Posted 20-Dec-2015 The district court here today rejected the bail applications of four corporators of Thane who were arrested in the builder Suraj Parmar suicide case. The order was passed by district judge V V Bambarde after hearing the submissions by the applicants' counsel and special public prosecutor Raja Thakre this evening. Hanumant Jagdale and Najeeb Mulla of NCP, Vikrant Chavan of Congress and independent corporator Sudhakar Chavan are currently in judicial custody after arrest on the charge of abetment of suicide. Parmar, head of Cosmos construction group, committed suicide on October 7, citing harassment by a nexus of corporators and civic officials who allegedly blocked his projects. He named the four corporators in his suicide letter, which led to their arrests. Prosecutor Thakre pointed out that Parmar's diary entry shows that he had paid Rs 35 lakh to the accused. Defence lawyers contended that the arrest was an attempt to settle political scores.
Suraj Parmar suicide: Court refuses bail to four Thane corporators - Mid-Day
2015-12-20Thane slum children get trained in filmmaking - The Asian Age
Thane slum children get trained in filmmaking Dec 21, 2015 | Age Correspondent | mumbai Slum children from Thane may get the chance to participate in Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) Balnatya Mohotsav. In order to familiarise slum children with acting and to give them a better shot at having acting careers, Marathi playwright Ratnakar Matkari initiated the idea of organising a slum theater in Thane in 2014. Several directors like Marathi director Viju Mane, actors such as Uday Sabnis guided the children throughout the year and conducted a three-day annual performance titled Natyajallosh. The initiative was started to bring the slum and tribal children into the mainstream theatre scene and give them a first-hand experience in performing arts. Natyajallosh was started in 2014 by Mr Matkari. A few volunteers and I took the initiative to guide slum children so that they can also have a career in theater and films. This time throughout the year, different workshops were organised to teach them various aspects of the theater and film, said Mr Matkari. A volunteer Harshda Borkar said, We have organised several workshops to teach the use of lights, dress designing, direction, art direction and acting to make them understand the different career opportunities in it. The idea is to make the youth build their career in theatre or films by using innovative and original ideas instead of adopting the old methods. For three days of the workshop, 40 groups of children from different areas like Kalyan, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Vada and performed plays that were scripted, directed and acted by them in front of a panel of judges. Now, the Thane mayor has said that six best plays will get direct entry in TMC's play competition.ť Ratnakar Matkari too was seen guiding the children. According to him, children from poor families do not get access to facilities, guidance and encouragement like other children, so it is important to develop their careers. Creative children should get the chance to showcase their talent on a big platform, Mr Matkari said. Commenting on the plays that were put up by the children, Mr Borkar said, Ideas for each of the plays were different and innovative and judges also appreciated the thought that the kids put into their work.ť
2015-12-19Thane builder suicide: District court refuses bail to four corporators - Daily News & Analysis
Thane builder suicide: District court refuses bail to four corporators - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-19Soon, Thane to get 100 new e-buses - Mumbai Mirror
Soon, Thane to get 100 new e-buses Mumbai Mirror | Dec 20, 2015, 01.05 AM IST The Thane civic body's e-bus idea draws inspiration from the Australian cities where e-buses are a huge hit By Kamal Mishra After the MMRDA's plan to introduce the first electric buses in the city in the coming year, the Thane corporation has decided to not stay behind. With about 100 e-buses in the first phase, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is gearing up to open bids for the tender in January 2016, so that the e-buses are available on the roads soon. But, this is not all that TMC wants to do. It also has grand plans to set up a solar energy power plant at the Thane Municipal Transport depot. This will ensure that the depot is self sufficient when it comes to its energy needs. The solar plant will not only provide energy enough to recharge the ebuses that the TMC is planning to launch, but will also provide energy for the depot. The project will be given to the lowest bidder who will bear all the costs and the TMC will provide only its bus stops and depot for use to the e-buses. The project is expected to be completed on a public-private ownership basis. Taking inspiration from Australia, where e-buses have been a grand success, the Thane corporation is planning to launch air-conditioned buses that can run for upto 120 km on a single 40-minute charge. "We have invited interested bidders for the bidding that will open on January 5," Sandeep Malvi, Deputy Commissioner of TMC said. "This is an innovative and ecofriendly initiative taken by municipal commissioner Sanjay Jaiswal, which will not only improve public transport, but will also be environment-friendly," he added. Earlier, in October, MMRDA had announced the launch of 25 electric hybrid buses, which will run in the Bnadra-Kurla Complex, in order to ease commuting woes and environment pollution problems. The Rs 53-crore project was given to Tata Motors Private Limited and the first e-buses are expected to roll out by August 2016. The Thane corporation's move comes close on the heels of the Delhi government's odd-even formula to cut down air pollution. Bangalore is the only other city in the country that has e-buses.
Soon, Thane to get 100 new e-buses - Mumbai Mirror
2015-12-1910 arrested in Thane for misuse of credit, debit cards - The Asian Age
10 arrested in Thane for misuse of credit, debit cards Dec 20, 2015 | Age Correspondent | mumbai Thane Crime Branch Unit 1 officers have arrested 10 persons, including a gang of seven waiters who were misusing debit and credit cards of customers. The accused used to clone the cards and later, being aware of the password, debit the amount from the card, thus cheating customers. The arrested accused identified as Sumit Sanjay Jingaran (26), Vicky Iliyaz Karvalo (27), and Kevin D'Souza (29) are residents of Thakur Complex in Kandivali. We arrested the trio early morning Saturday and found 30 debit and credit cards in their possession. The seven waiters were arrested later on Saturday. During interrogation, they claimed that they had cheated people of 30 lakh but we suspect more and are further investigating into the racket,ť said Parag Manare, deputy commissioner of police, Thane crime branch. The waiters include Bipin Robin Roy, Saurabh Jaiswal, Narayan Yadav, Mahesh Kisan, Ashok Mahato, Vinod Patel and Shivnath Chotelal. All aged 20 to 27 years, they were working in Rude Lounge and Bar, Powai, Malad and Kapurbawadi; Bora Bora Lounge and Bar, Juhu; Jo's Bar and Lounge, Mulund; and Stained Bar and Lounge, Thane. Nayan Bhagdev 42, associate vice-president of HSBC Bank, on Thursday approached senior police inspector Nitin Thakre of the Thane crime branch and revealed about the racket. Accordingly, a case was registered at Kapurbawadi police station under different sections of the IPC and IT Act. During interrogation, police found Sumit to be the mastermind who had purchased the software and cloning machine. Sumit used to visit well-known bars in Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. He used to catch hold of waiters, explain to them his scheme, promise them a good share and hand over a skimmer to swap the card and take personal details of customers,ť said Abhijeet Bhujbal, police sub-inspector, Thane crime branch.
10 arrested in Thane for misuse of credit, debit cards - The Asian Age
2015-12-19Thane puts on its dancing shoes for Christmas, New Year - Times of India
Thane puts on its dancing shoes for Christmas, New Year Freny Fernandes,TNN Dec 20, 2015, 12.39 AM IST THANE: With the season of Christmas, parties, ballroom dancing and merriment, fast approaching, lake-city denizens have already started polishing their dancing shoes. These upcoming dual festivities of Christmas and New Year have caused a rise in the footfall of Thaneites approaching dance academies and trainers so they can shake a leg to any party dance form, whether it is jive, salsa or even waltz. Anahita Salgaonkar, a Vasant Vihar based western dance trainer, said, "Since the past one week I have been getting 20 enquiries of jive, salsa, waltz and hip hop basics on an average from children, youth and even adults. While some want to strut their new dance moves in a Christmas or New Year party in their friend circles, others don't want to sit and watch the youngsters dance at these get-togethers. I have kept special-Christmas batches just to teach basic steps that can be remembered and carried out easily." Rita Korde (45), one of Salgaonkar's students, said, "While my teenage daughter usually goes out with her friends for parties during this season, this year, we are hosting one for her friends in our house. I am a classical dancer and love to be the life of any party. But since this is a young group, I decided to do a little training and fit in the Gen-x celebration." Milind Nilave, a salsa instructor at a popular dance studio in the Ram Maruti road area, said, "The society has become more outgoing and social over the years. While going for dances, pubbing and parties were once unheard of in this traditional locality, it has gained the tag of a recreational activity in recent times. People, today, want to stand out in a crowd by showing their dancing skills, new steps and thus, talent, and this is the perfect season for learning, practicing and perfecting these western dance forms."
2015-12-18Thane builder suicide: 'Maharashtra govt to break nexus between politicians ... - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: Maharashtra govt to break nexus between politicians, builders, officials CM Devendra Fadnavis says Awadh's name finds a mention; no case as investigation inconclusive. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:December 19, 2015 12:43 am Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the government will leave no stone unturned to end the nexus between politicians, officials and builders. Making a statement in the assembly on Thane builder Suraj Parmar's suicide, the chief minister said, NCP MLA Jiteendra Awadh's name had come up during investigation but there is no criminal case against him at this moment.ť Parmar's diary and suicide note mentioned several individuals directly and some in abbreviations whom he paid and was still harassed. The police officials investigating the case will decode the names and try to ascertain the nexus. Assuring that investigation will not be with any political vendetta, Fadnavis said, Irrespective of political stature, official position or connect, all found guilty would be dealt with an iron hand.ť If required, the government will not hesitate to consider enforcing MOCCA. However, there are certain parameters like past criminal history and role in organised crime which will have to be ascertained. He said, Let us for once and all take the case to its logical end and set an example. Even if it involves a large number of people across sections, nobody mighty, if proved guilty, would be spared punishment.ť Parmar had on October 10, 2015 used his licenced revolver and shot himself on head. The police investigation corroborated facts in suicide notes which show Cosmos Group's chief Parmar was subjected to harassment by four corporators even after being paid huge bribes. The details furnished by the chief minister states, There are several entries in the diary recorded almost one and half years ago. The handwriting of suicide note and diary entries which were lab tested in Gandhinagar, Gujarat were found to be similar and established it was made by Parmar. The telephone records of Parmar and four corporators are being further probed.ť Police commissioner and joint police commissioner are doing a good investigation which is still inconclusive, the chief minister observed and ruled out a special investigation team probe arguing, ťThe SIT would delay investigation which has made a rapid progress. Members of the ruling BJP along with smaller parties and individuals forced the chief minister to reveal name of NCP (MLA) under suspicion in the case. While Fadnavis gave the name of Awadh, he said, Whatever has been established in police probe has been submitted to the High Court.ť Adding, Since the case is inconclusive, there is no criminal case registered against Awadh.ť Earlier, Thane police registered a case against two NCP corporators Najib Mulla and Hanumant Jagdale. Another two corporators against whom cases have been registered are Vikrant Chavan (Congress) and Sudhakar Chavan (Independent). On November 30, Awadh's name was linked to the controversy when the prosecution questioned the transfer of Rs 1.7 crore from Mulla's account to Awadh's.
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2015-12-18This year, Thane saw most H1N1 deaths in district - Times of India
This year, Thane saw most H1N1 deaths in district Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Dec 18, 2015, 04.15 PM IST THANE: The deadly H1N1 is the dominant virus which has claimed the highest number of 21 persons from the lake city from January-November, 2015, according to reports compiled by the district health officials here. Of the total 48 patients who succumbed to the swine flu virus across the district during the last 11 months, close to 50 per cent were from the Thane municipal corporation limits raising questions about the preventive strategies by the civic administration here. The flu is a mix of pig, birds and human genes and spreads rapidly due to high humidity and inadequate infection prevention measures by the authorities as also the citizens casual approach to personal hygine. Dr. Ram Kendre, medical health officer at TMC said, " It would be very difficult to specify the exact cause for the casualties and the rise in number of swine flu cases in Thane. It is a very contagious virus and anyone with low immunity and who travels in public transport or frequents public gatherigns is more prone to be affected by the H1N1 virus.'' He added that a majority of the population in the city is travelling to Mumbai or Navi Mumbai for work or studies on a daily basis and there is a possibility that they may have been infected with the virus in the neighbouring city. ``We are not trying to blame anyone but our records revealed that most of the patients were from middle class or the higher class who travelled out of town on business or due to work purpose,'' Dr Kendre said. There were no specific reasons as to why Thane city witnessed the highest number of casualties, the TMC official said , "We cannot demarcate lines saying that the virus came from out of the city. Areas like Manpada, Ghodbunder, Vartak Nagar etc were majorly affected due to the virus. Now, as the cold season has approached there are possibilities of less people getting affected. This year was the worst year for India as the country witnessed highest number of swine flu patients and casualties.'' As per the statistics, Navi Mumbai recorded the most number of patients screened, which were 110020 and Bhiwandi had the least number 895 out of the total 144567 patients screened in the city. The Thane civil hospital had 17 H1NI patients admitted and all of them were discharged. The hospital had patients between age 3 to 35 years and the last patient admitted was in September. As of now, there are no patients admitted due to swine flu in any of the hospitals in the whole district.
2015-12-18Thane builder to pay 25k to home buyers - Times of India
Thane builder to pay 25k to home buyers Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Dec 18, 2015, 11.29 PM IST Thane: Thane consumer forum has ordered a builder to pay Rs 25,000 to home buyers for not transferring the land to their housing society. The society told the forum that as many as 22 customers had purchased row houses from the builder, Lok Holding. Gunjan Cooperative Housing Society was formed subsequently, in October 1995. The complaint, lodged by secretary Tulisdas Kamble, stated that after the cooperative housing society was formed, the executive committee followed up with the builder for the transfer of land and other relevant documents in its name. But the builder failed to do so despite repeated reminders. The complainant further urged the forum to order the builder to transfer the property and the land in the society's name, failing which the complainant requested that a court receiver be appointed. It also sought a compensation of Rs 10 lakh from the builder. As the respondent did not remain present for the hearing nor make any submissions despite notices by the forum in a newspaper, the matter was decided exparte against him, the forum stated in its order. The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum president Sneha Mhatre and members Madhuri Vishwarupe and N D Kadam relied on the documents submitted to it by the complainant as well as the agreements, deed of deemed conveyance, declaration and title clearance certificate of Muzumdar and Company of February 25, 1987, the order stated. The forum further observed that it was the builder's duty to initiate the process and transfer the land in the society's name, once it was formed, and complete the formalities by handing over relevant documents. "In this case, the builder has not done the same and has thus violated Section 11 of MOFA (Maharashtra Ownership Flats, Regulation of the Promotion of Construction, Sale, Management and Transfer, Act, 1963)," the forum observed. Moreover, as per clauses in the agreement, the builder has not transferred the land in the society's name and violated conditions in the agreement, which amount to deficiency in services, the forum said. Hence, the society is eligible to get compensation for the violation and also get the land transferred in its name, it stated. The amount of Rs 25,000 is to be paid within a period of three months from the date of the order.
2015-12-17MCPS' Thane tells Chamber bond work will use local companies - The Missoulian
With Missoula County Public Schools ready to begin work on projects paid for by $158 million in voter-approved bonds, Superintendent Mark Thane assured local business leaders that local firms would be used.Thane went before the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce board Wednesday morning to discuss the bond projects MCPS is planning for 2016. Before November's election, the Chamber board unanimously endorsed the bonds.I'm deeply indebted to the Chamber for your support,ť Thane said. In January, the school district will sell its first $90 million in bonds for the projects. At Wednesday's board meeting, Thane addressed how it intends to make use of local companies for the work.It is critical that we support those businesses and support those citizens that supported us, Thane said.One of the few companies hired so far to work on bond projects is L'Heureux Page Werner, a Great Falls-based architecture firm picked in the fall for the design work on Lowell and Franklin elementary schools.Thane said the application process included nine architectural companies, including several based in Missoula. Each of the firms that applied partnered with other professional service companies, including LPW working with Missoula's WGM Group and Morrison-Maierle, for example. None of the nine respondents brought all-local teams,ť Thane said.Earlier this month, the MCPS Board of Trustees approved a pool of professional service companies the school district will use to design smaller bond projects those with an overall cost of less than $1.5 million. I think there are only three that are not local out of around 20 that are on the list,ť Thane said. We want to spread as much of this work to the locals as possible. ťChamber board member Nick Kaufman of WGM Group said the district has done a good job of working with Missoula firms to ensure they are in the running for bond projects. Your sensitivity for hiring local is really appreciated,ť he said. The district's timeline for 2016 bond projects starts with the rebuild of Franklin and renovation and expansion of Lowell. Work on both projects will begin in June, with construction expected to be complete by the start of the 2017 school year.The district is in the process of accepting applications for alternative project delivery contractors," which will allow construction to begin before final architectural plans for the buildings are completed.Thane estimated about $10 million of the initial bond sale will also be used for deferred maintenance projects at other facilities, including new boilers and roof repairs to be completed during the summer.The facilities that will be worked over the summer are Chief Charlo Elementary School, Seeley-Swan High School, the Vocational Agriculture Center, the MCPS stadium next to Big Sky High, and Mount Jumbo School, which is getting minor improvements so it can house students during construction projects.Expansion and improvement projects at Paxson and Rattlesnake elementary schools, Washington Middle School and the Jefferson Center are expected to be complete by the end of next year. On the high school side, Thane said the design of one of the bonds largest projects, the renovation of Hellgate High, will also begin in 2016.
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2015-12-17Thane sees dip in birth of female child - Daily News & Analysis
Thane sees dip in birth of female child Thursday, 17 December 2015 - 6:55am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition The city this year has seen a sharp decline in birth of girl child as compared to last years sex ratio till September. This means that there would be further change by the time 2015 ends. Activists working against female foeticide say more awareness programmes are required to sensitise parents. As per statistics with the birth and death registration department of the Thane Municipal Corporation, till September, a total of 9,267 male child were born against 8,486 female. This takes the sex ratio of 916 females per 1,000 male. Till December 2014, a total of 13,732 male child were born compared to 13,019 girls, taking the sex ratio of 948 females per 1,000 male. With 18 offices in Thane accepting the applications for birth and death registrations till now has seen a steep decline in registration of girl child, including TMC-run Kalwa hospital and Thane civil hospital. After we get data till December 2015, we will tally the sex ratio and submit it to the state government. Accordingly, steps will be taken, said the official. As per the registrations, a total of 26,751 kids were born last year, while this year till September, we have registered 17,753 births from 18 ward offices in TMC jurisdiction, said Dr Ram Kendre from TMC health department. Meanwhile, a women rights activists said, There is an urgent need for the awareness among families, especially parents to accept girl child, and the government should take strict action against persons involved in female foeticide. Statistics Year Male Female Sex Ratio 2012 14,419 12954 898 female per 1,000 male 2013 14,521 13636 939 female per 1,000 male 2014 13,732 13,019 948 female per 1,000 male 2015 9,267 8486 916 female per 1000 male (till Sept)
Thane sees dip in birth of female child - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-17Thane Stenner: How investors can profit from the resource rout - The Globe and Mail
Thane Stenner: How investors can profit from the resource rout Add to ... Thane Stenner Special to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 7:17PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 7:17PM EST As the year draws to a close, it's time to take stock of the year that was, and to think about what worked, what didn't and why.This year, it isn't exactly obvious what has worked because not a lot has. Everyone knows what hasn't worked, however: energy (specifically, oil and gas) and materials (base metals, lumber, soft commodities, etc.). And the reason has been easy to understand. Simply put, there's too much supply, and not enough demand. To call performance in these sectors abysmalť would be an understatement; investors in both these areas have been decimated. Thats particularly important here in Canada, where an outsized portion of our stock market is in energy and materials.While the devastation in the oil patch has started to create opportunities, I'd like to leave that topic for another time, and instead focus on materials, a sector that I believe is beginning to look exceptionally attractive for disciplined contrarian investors.To put the current resource routť in perspective, consider the accompanying chart, which tracks the standard deviation in the valuation of a basket of Canadian cyclical resource companies, as measured by their price-to-book value and price-to-cash flow. A couple of things jump out at me here. One, there are a lot of spikes in resources: You can see how deeply cyclical the resource sector is by looking at how choppy the graph is swings beyond one standard deviation are quite common. Two, the spikes are exceptionally sharp: You can see also how steeply the performance rebounds after each setback. After each crisis, there a tremendous opportunity. I suggest that we are at that moment (or very close to it) right now; the relative valuation of resource companies is about the same as it was in the global financial crisis. It seems wise to listen to the wisdom of Warren Buffett here: Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. How can investors capitalize on this opportunity? I can think of several ways: Low-cost ETFs An easy choice, particularly for those with more modest portfolios. For quick, diversified, no-fuss exposure to a basket of national and international materials companies, this is the way to go, both in the Canadian market and in the United States. Mining majors. The current troubles have taken a big toll on mining stocks and base-metals companies in Canada and other jurisdictions. In fact, many of the majors of the mining sector (think Teck Resources, Freeport-McMoRan, Barrick Gold, Glencore and others) have lost between 50 per cent and 85 per cent of their stock prices thats almost $1-trillion (U.S.) in market capitalization. For those who like to dig in and do their homework, any or all of these could be intriguing opportunities. However, I would be extremely cautious about taking a do-it-yourself approach in the junior or speculative space there's just too much uncertainty about who's going to close their doors permanently. Active management There have been legitimate criticisms levelled against active investing over the years. However, this is one example when active management makes a lot of sense, particularly if you're interested in capturing opportunities in the junior space. In a volatile industry with significant blood on the streets, I would rather have professionals guiding my money professionals who can roll up their sleeves, meet company management face-to-face and screen for specific opportunities, rather than wait for the rising tide that lifts all boats. One fund that has caught our eye is the Delbrook Resources Opportunities Fund, a long/short hedge fund with a concentrated portfolio of about 20 to 25 active positions. The funds unique approach is in the funds performance it's considerably better than its benchmark. Year to date, the fund is down 13.8 per cent compared with a loss of 27.7 percent for the TSX Venture. While the fund has had a slight uptick lately, we're very much in the early innings of this opportunity. Make no mistake, this is a specialized investment, to be added as a satellite position in a well-diversified portfolio and only suitable for veteran, high-net-worth investors who are not averse to taking risks. But it strikes me as exactly the kind of opportunity that crisis often creates. Thane Stenner is founder of StennerZohny Investment Partners+ within Richardson GMP Ltd., as well as director, Wealth Management. Thane is also chairman emeritus of TIGER 21 Canada. He is the bestselling author of True Wealth: An expert guide for high-net-worth individuals (and their advisors). The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and readers should not assume they reflect the opinions or recommendations of Richardson GMP Ltd. or its affiliates.
Thane Stenner: How investors can profit from the resource rout - The Globe and Mail
2015-12-17Rs 1.5 lakh gone in two days: Engineer from Thane falls prey to card fraud - Daijiworld.com
2015-12-17Thane swimmers excel at mayor cup contest - Times of India
Thane swimmers excel at mayor cup contest B B Nayak,TNN Dec 17, 2015, 10.29 AM IST Thane: Local swimmers made a mark at the just held Thane and Raigad district level 5th Navi Mumbai Mayor Cup Swimming Championship at Navi Mumbai Sports Association, Vashi. Out of 12 groups in which the competition was conducted, Thane swimmers claimed 6 titles. City's elite swimmers Tia Karkhanis, Abha Mirashi, Sagarika Jain, Dhruv Patel, Anya Tyagi and Sidhant Khopade left an indelible impression by winning individual championship titles in their respective categories. National medal winner Sagarika Jain was the show stealer who dominated the event by winning the championship crown in under-17 girl's group. If this was not enough she was declared the best swimmer in the tournament which had a record 468 participants. This coveted title was given to her based on her impressive feat of clinching all five gold medals. Jain won gold in all the events she participated including 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 meter butterfly and 200 meter freestyle. "It was easy sailing for me at the district level meet after establishing name on the national arena over the period," said Jain who recently won medals at national events. Karkhanis emerged champion in under-12 girl's group winning triple gold and a bronze. This 5th grader from Singhania School expressed pleasure over her recent performances at various levels. She was the last year champion at this competition in the under-10 girl's group and defended her crown even after being promoted to new higher age group. Khopade was richer by double gold and triple silver to win the under-17 boy's group hohour. Patel was successful with 2 gold and 2 silver to win championship title in under-14 boy's group. Tyagi too created waves in the pool while claiming four gold and a silver in the under-14 girls' section to lift the championship crown. Mirashi added another title to the city's tally by coming up trumps in under-10 girl's section.
2015-12-17Dombivli youth dies of dengue in Thane hospital - Times of India
Dombivli youth dies of dengue in Thane hospital Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Dec 17, 2015, 10.37 AM IST Thane: A 23-year-old youth from Dombivli was the second victim of dengue this year. Apurva Nirgudkar was declared as dengue positive by a hospital in Dombivli (E) last week and doctors advised his family to shift him to a private hospital in Thane. "Nirgudkar was rushed to Thane on December 8 and was under observation. He was not responding to treatment and in the last two days his health condition suddenly deteriorated. All health parameters were down and he was kept on a ventilator from Tuesday night, but all efforts failed and he was declared dead on Wednesday 10:20am,'' a close family friend told TOI. Nirgudkar's death is bound to create a sense of alarm among the citizens and the medical fraternity who are underplaying the scope of the problem. In fact, 500 patients from Thane, who were reported with high fever from January - November 2015, were diagnosed as dengue positive. One of the dengue patients had passed away during treatment in a city hospital in August. The medical heath officer (TMC) Dr Ram Kendre had no clue about the death which occurred today. When TOI contacted him, he said, "I shall check the same and give details on Thursday."
2015-12-17Iron sheet falls on moving train at Thane, injures motorman - Hindustan Times
Iron sheet falls on moving train at Thane, injures motorman Faisal Tandel, Thane |  Updated: Dec 18, 2015 00:40 IST Motorman Shrikant Balkrishna Kotuwar suffered injuries to his chest after an iron sheet fell shattered the front glass in the motorman’s cabin on Thursday. (Praful Gangurde) Share Share Share Share A 48-year-old motorman driving a CST-Titwala local train on Thursday was injured after an iron sheet fell down from a bridge and injured his chest. The motorman has been admitted to a railway hospital in Byculla. Despite being injured, the motorman allegedly drove for 500m before safely halting the train at Thane railway station. The motorman, Shrikant Balkrishna Kotuwar 48, is a resident of railway colony in Byculla. The incident took place between Mulund and Thane railway stations around 12.30am when the train was crowded. “I came to know about the incident on the same day around 6am,” said Kotuwar’s son Shamim, who claims his father suffered injuries on his chest and is in the ICU. Despite being injured, the motorman, Shrikant Balkrishna Kotuwar 48, allegedly drove for 500m before safely halting the train at Thane railway station. (Praful Gangurde) Repair work being undertaken at Kopri flyover by the railways engineering department allegedly caused the iron sheet to break. “This could have endangered the safety of several commuters also. This work was done in haste while suburban operations were on,” said senior railway official requesting anonymity. The workers had been given permission to begin work at 1am. But they began work before that. “Around 12:30am, the CST-Titwala local was passing by the bridge when a huge iron shed fell on the bullet proof glass of the motorman’s cabin,” said Shamim, who claims his father drove the train for 500m despite being injured before halting the train at Thane railway station. Here, the station manager and railway passengers came to his rescue and shifted him to Thane civil hospital and later to Byculla railway hospital. “Railway authorities should take action against the contractor or any person who was carrying out the work because it risked the life of more than 100 people traveling in the local train that time,” claimed Shamim. The service was later cancelled and sent to the Kalwa car shed. Tags Mumbai Thane Iron sheet Motorman Share Share Share Share Read more from Livemint also read Maharashtra govt plans a separate transport fund for MMR Mhada lottery: 4,257 get low-cost homes Maharashtra to use 15% funds from govt depts to reach out to minorities Bhujbals charged in Maharashtra Sadan scam Show comments top news Live: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt walks out of Pune’s Yerawada jail Irani slams Cong over Vemula suicide, JNU row; Modi tweets her speech Son of soil and Lenin fan: Students who became the face of JNU dissent most popular Meet Deadpool’s Dopinder, the Indian cabbie who drove the merc around WATCH: Sunny Leone, Alok Nath will make you quit smoking in 11 Minutes Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 mn for cancer death linked to talcum powder don't miss Was JNUSU president Kanhaiya beaten? 3 reports, different results Ex-WWE wrestler Great Khali injured during sporting event Happy Birthday Shahid Kapoor: His top 7 makeovers editor's pick 10 interesting facts about Indian Railways Delhi water crisis: After Munak blow, pollution to hit supply 72 men, 11 machines, a city on fire: Rohtak during Jat stir video Watch | Sanjay Dutt walks out of Pune’s Yerwada jail as a free man Feb 24 | Day’s top 3 stories Watch | Spend a starry night in Van Gogh’s bedroom replica photo Snapshots of the great Indian Railways circus From the archives: Sanjay Dutt’s jail travails since 1993 Saawariya to Bajirao Mastani: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his grandeur indiaworldopinionanalysiscolumnseditorialsblogsauthorscitiesdelhigurgaonnoidamumbaibhopalchandigarhdehradunindorejaipurkolkatalucknowpatnaranchisportscricketfootballtennisother sportsentertainmentmovie reviewsbollywoodhollywoodregional moviesworld cinematvmusictabloidlifestyle sex &relationshipshealth & fitnessfashion & trendsart & culturetravelbooksbrunchtechtech reviewsgadgetsappssocial media photosindiaworldcartoonssportsentertainmentlifestyletechautosvideos indiaworldsportsentertainmentlifestyletechautoseducationbusinessht-indepthreal estateautospunjabepaperweather livemintlivehindustanshineHTcampusdesimartiniht-syndication Copyright © 2015 HT Media Limited.ht delhi/ncr subscription | about us|contact us|work with us|privacy policy|disclaimer|print ad rates
Iron sheet falls on moving train at Thane, injures motorman - Hindustan Times
2015-12-17Jewellery worth Rs 35 lakh stolen from shop in Thane - Mid-Day
Jewellery worth Rs 35 lakh stolen from shop in Thane By PTI |Posted 17-Dec-2015 Thane: Ornaments worth Rs 35.50 lakh were stolen allegedly by unidentified persons from a jewellery shop in the posh Hiranandani Estate of the city, police said on Thursday. The burglars broke open the rear door of the 'Leelas Jewellers' shop apparently with gas cutters on the intervening night of December 15-16 and decamped with gold, silver and diamond jewellery worth Rs 35.50 lakh, police spokesman Gajanan Kabdule said. Based on a complaint by the jewellery shop owner, offences have been registered under IPC sections 454 (trespass), 457, 380 (theft), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) read with 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC with the Kasarwadavali police station, he said. The burglars also broke the CCTV installed at the shop and took its recorder with them. Senior police officials visited the spot. A manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits, Kabdule added.
2015-12-17Bernard-Henri LĂ©vy in Conversation with Thane Rosenbaum - NY Blueprint
Bernard-Henri in Conversation with Thane Rosenbaum After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the voice of Bernard-Henri , France's renowned public intellectual, becomes even more urgent and singular. Join him at 92Y for an important evening of discussion devoted to the current events in Europe and the effects they are having on European Jewry and citizens around the world. The conversation will also touch on the refugee crisis in both the United States and Europe, and the resulting rise in far-right political rhetoric. What does all this mean for France as the birthplace of modern democracy, and what are the lessons we can learn here in the US? This evening is co-sponsored with the Forum on Law, Culture Society (FOLCS) and moderated by its director, Thane Rosenbaum. WHEN AND HOW OFTEN Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:30pm ORGANIZATION The 92nd Street Y EVENT LOCATION 1395 Lexington Avenue Kaufmann Hall New York, NY 10128
Bernard-Henri LĂ©vy in Conversation with Thane Rosenbaum - NY Blueprint
2015-12-17Thane constable lands in ACB net for 'demanding' Rs 30000 bribe - Mid-Day
Thane constable lands in ACB net for 'demanding' Rs 30,000 bribe By PTI |Posted 17-Dec-2015 Thane: A police constable attached to the Thane District Rural police, has been booked by the Anti Corruption Bureau from a transporter in Thane. Deputy S P Balkrishna Sawant of Thane ACB told PTI on Thursday that constable Deepak Mahadik had allegedly demanded the sum from the complainant to allow him to transport cattle in his vehicles. The policeman had also demanded a monthly 'hafta' (extortion money collected on a weekly or monthly basis) from the complainant for not initiating any action against him. The constable had earlier 'accepted' a part payment of Rs 15,000 from the complainant following which he had approached the Thane unit of the ACB, the officer said. On December 14, when Mahadik again made a demand for the monthly 'hafta', the complainant's claims were verified and an offence under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988 has been registered against him with the Vashind Police station of Sahapur division, ACB said. The constable has not been arrested yet.
2015-12-16Thane: Human error behind release of sensitive Hellgate High information - The Missoulian
Thane: Human error behind release of sensitive Hellgate High information DILLON KATO dillon.kato@missoulian.com Dillon Kato Updated 4 hrs ago 21 Hellgate High School in Missoula “Human error” on the part of Hellgate High School assistant principal Libby Oliver caused the release of sensitive student information earlier this month, according to investigations of the incident.Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane on Tuesday discussed the results of the district's investigation into the release, as well as an investigation by a digital forensics company.On Friday, Dec. 4, an email sent to 28 parents at the school included an attached document containing private academic, medical, disciplinary and criminal information on Hellgate students. In total, Thane said information for about 1,100 Hellgate students was included in the release. According to the Missoula County superintendent of schools, Hellgate enrolled 1,233 students this fall.The attachment also included a single page of a performance evaluation for a teacher, and was interspersed with more general information like a meeting agenda, a poster to promote an open-house event and a fact sheet on the school.Thane said that on the day the email was sent, Oliver was finishing a document with the agenda and notes from a parent meeting the night before regarding the future of the school’s football program. That information was intended to be attached to the email, he said.A variety of files containing the sensitive information was stored on the desktop of Oliver’s computer, Thane said, and during a 45-second period as she was finishing her document they were “unintentionally merged” into it. He didn't specify how they became merged.“A great deal of the information came from reports downloaded from our student information system that are used by our administrative team for the purpose of managing students’ academic and behavioral needs at school,” Thane said.After finishing the document, Thane said Oliver used an external hard drive to copy it to the computer of assistant principal and activities director Lynn Farmer, then sent the email to parents from Farmer’s district email account with her consent.The firewall protecting the district’s network and servers, including its student information system, was not compromised, Thane said.“This error was a failure to follow professional best practice in handling that data on a local device outside of the protected database,” Thane said. Letters will be sent to the parents of every student whose information was released, with details of specific records that were included, he said.Thane said he reported the release to the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Department of Education. No parents have contacted MCPS about possible lawsuits against the district, he said.Thane expects disciplinary action will be taken against Oliver by the end of the week, saying there is a “full range” of possible penalties. He also wouldn't rule out disciplinary action against other district employees. While he didn't elaborate on who could be punished or why, he said the incident was the result of “failure to follow best practices by members of the administrative team at Hellgate High School.”The district plans to re-examine its policies, including “appropriate protocol prior to sending an email,” Thane said.Thane said documents with sensitive student information should stay on the district’s network. At this time, however, he said no policy forbids employees from keeping a copy on their work computer, as happened in Oliver’s case.“We have not expressly said 'Don’t maintain them on your desktop.' That will be a new directive,” he said.In addition to its own internal investigation, the district hired Missoula digital forensics company LMG Security to review the document that included sensitive information. Thane said he is still waiting for a final report from LMG.Thane didn't have an estimate on the cost of the company’s services. Oliver was reassigned to Hellgate from Sentinel High School in September 2014 after the discovery of an inappropriate relationship between her and then-Sentinel Principal Tom Blakely. 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2015-12-16First locomotive's engine Sultan to take Thane kids on a ride - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-162492 trees to face axe in Thane? - Daily News & Analysis
2,492 trees to face axe in Thane? Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 6:40am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha To increase Thane's green cover, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on one hand aims to plant five lakh trees in the next two years, while on the other hand 92 proposals for cutting trees have been proposed to the tree cutting authority. The meeting for which is scheduled for December 17. If these proposals are approved, around 2,492 trees will face the axe. Among these 92 proposals, maximum number of trees 1,000 will be axed for development projects across the city. Environmentalists feel that axing so many trees will affect the environment. A source from the TMC said, Proposal to cut trees has been put forward for various works across Thane, which includes road widening and repairing, nullah widening and other development works. Forty trees are in the dangerous category. Meanwhile, Thanekars are not happy with these proposals, as they feel that for Smart Thane green Thane is a must, and rather than increasing the green cover, the TMC is giving blatant permission to cut trees. The trees planted by the civic body too have a very low survival rate, so more emphasis should be laid on maintaining the green cover. Figures proposed for tree cutting A total of 2,492 trees to be cut More than 1,000 trees for development projects Proposal to cut 174 tress has been put forward by MP Shrikant Shinde for fifth and sixth lane of road. This will be discussed at the meeting on Thursday Proposal to cut 564 trees for service road across Ghodbunder Road. The service road across Ghodbunder has been encroached, so the TMC has proposed widening and removing these encroachments will gift train service to his ancestral village
2015-12-16Rs 1.5 lakh gone in two days: Engineer from Thane falls prey to card fraud - Times of India
Rs 1.5 lakh gone in two days: Engineer from Thane falls prey to card fraud Freny Fernandes Dec 17, 2015, 01.00 AM IST Thane: A family vacation turned into a disaster for a mechanical engineer who fell prey to a debit card cloning racket and lost Rs 1.5 lakh in two days. The Thane cyber crime cell is investigating the matter. On Monday morning, Thane resident Vishwanath Singh (52) was travelling to Umargaon when he received four text messages from Punjab National Bank, alerting him of three withdrawals of Rs 6,520, Rs 10,020 and Rs 8,520 and a transfer of Rs 25,000 to an unknown account. He was shocked as his debit card was in his wallet. Singh called the customer service and was informed that the money was deducted from his account using the debit card and correct PIN. When Singh insisted that he had not carried out the transactions, the official locked his debit card. Singh returned to Thane on Tuesday and rushed to the bank. "When I saw my bank statement, I was shocked to see six similar transactions from my account totalling to Rs 1 lakh. There were four ATM withdrawals, two of Rs 10,000 each and two of Rs 15,000 each, in addition to two transfers of Rs 25,000 each to the same unknown account on Sunday. The bank had sent me no alerts of these transactions," Singh told TOI. "When I asked them why I had not received any alerts, they claimed sometimes messages are delivered late due to technical reasons. They later emailed me that they would locate the unknown account as well as find out why I didn't receive the alerts. Their laxity cost me dear. I could have stopped the transactions on Sunday itself, if I had received the messages." The ATM withdrawals were traced to a kiosk in Delhi and the transfers to a Punjab National Bank account in the name of Bihar resident Raju Kumar, who has withdrawn all the money. "I had gone for a vacation to Delhi in November, where I had used an ATM to withdraw Rs 5,000," Singh said. "There are a number of modus operandi used in card frauds, including one where a reading strip is placed in the ATM card slot, which when used reads all the details of the user. It is then used to make a new card which is used for the fraud," said an official in the cyber crime department.
2015-12-16Man rapes minor daughter in Thane, arrested - Zee News
Man rapes minor daughter in Thane, arrested Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 13:00 Thane: A 30-year-old man allegedly raped his minor daughter at Bhayander township in the district, police said today. The accused (name withheld to protect the victim's identity) allegedly raped his 10-year-old daughter at their Kashmiria home in Bhayander on Monday night even as the girl tried to resist his move and pleaded with him, police sub-inspector Mansing Gaikwad said. The accused then threatened the victim and his wife with dire consequences if they revealed the offence to anyone, he said. However, the girl's mother later filed a complaint against her husband, based on which the accused was arrested last night, he said. The man had allegedly raped the girl on several occasions during the last two months, the police said quoting the complaint. The accused has been booked under sections 376 (rape) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and also sections 4 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police added. PTI
2015-12-16Shivseva Mandal in Thane organizes training workshop for athletes - I am in dna of India
Shivseva Mandal in Thane organizes training workshop for athletes Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 5:32pm IST | Team Iamin.in Thane's Shivseva Mandal has organised a training workshop for athletes in Thane where professional coaches will provide training to children, ranging from 5 to 15 age group."We have been organising this training workshop from 11 years now. Thane East does not have a ground as such and many parents don't send their children to Thane West for training. Realising the need of the kids here, we started this at Thane East where coaches from Thane district Athletic Association teaches children. This has started from today and will go on till May 14 at Mangla school ground, in front of Bank of Maharahstra. The charges for the training are nominal, said Ajay Naik, President, Shivseva Mitra Mandal.Interested can give a call on 9833158800 Where: Thane EastWhen: Decmeber 16, 2015 May 14, 2016
2015-12-15Thane, India: Newborn baby burns to death following explosion on board ambulance - Emergency-Live (press release) (blog)
Newborn baby burns to death following explosion on board ambulance Posted by Emergency Live Date: December 15, 2015 in: BREAKINGNEWS, News THANE: A newborn baby is believed to have been killed in an explosion of the CNG kit installed in the rear of the ambulance that was rushing the infant from the Vedant hospital in Thane to a specialty care centre in Mumbai on Friday. Fire brigade authorities said the ambulance was completely charred and the day-old infant could not be saved. The authorities could not confirm if the driver or any other person travelling with the infant were safe. It is learnt that the infant was brought to the Vedant hospital from Bhiwandi on Thursday following some complications. The doctors at the private hospital, however, are believed to have advised the parents to shift the new-born to a speciality care and called for an ambulance to shift him to Mumbai. The fire brigade officials said just as the ambulance was near the Vedant Complex area, Thane (w), an explosion, believed to have been triggered due to faulty CNG kit, led to a flare-up. The Thane fire brigade rushed to the spot to control the fire.
2015-12-15Thane builder's suicide case: 4 corporators get judicial custody - Mid-Day
Thane builder's suicide case: 4 corporators get judicial custody By PTI |Posted 15-Dec-2015 Thane: A local court today remanded four corporators, arrested in the builder Suraj Parmar suicide case, in judicial custody till December 28. District judge V V Bambarde rejected special public prosecutor Raja Thakre's plea seeking a five-day extension in police custody of the corporators who have been booked for abetment to suicide.Thakre requested the court that police had to probe the trail of illicit funds allegedly received by the four and transactions executed by them including deposition of funds in their bank accounts.He said police also needed to verify the claims of some people who have accused the four of harassment but the court rejected his demand for extension of police custody. The corporators, identified as Najeeb Mulla and Hanumant Jagadle (both of NCP), Vikrant Chavan (Congress) and Sudharkar Chavan (Independent), surrendered before police on December 5 after the Bombay High Court had rejected their anticipatory bail plea in the case. Parmar, a leading builder, had shot himself on October 7. His suicide note alleged that a nexus of corporators and officials was harassing him for bribes. Thane Police had registered a case of abetment of suicide under IPC and criminal misconduct under Prevention of Corruption Act as the suicide note allegedly named these four corporators. Arguing against police custody, defence counsel Sujit Pasbola submitted that the corporators had complied with the HC's order and co-operated with the investigating agency.
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2015-12-15Taps run dry in Thane; Vartak Nagar receives water only for 90 mins - Times of India
Taps run dry in Thane; Vartak Nagar receives water only for 90 mins Manoj Badgeri,TNN Dec 15, 2015, 01.34 PM IST THANE: Housing complexes in the old city and along Ghodbuner Road, Kalwa and Diva have been facing acute water shortage since the last couple of days. Residents living in Vartak Nagar receive water supply for less than 90 minutes daily. The situation has turned grim for residents of Dosti complex in Vartak Nagar who took to the streets to protest against the corporation's apathy towards them. "We have been receiving water supply for only 45 minutes in the morning and another 45 minutes in the evening. So we totally face 90 mins water cut," says Ajit Singh, who lives in a highrise at Vartak Nagar high. Areas in Kolshet also face the same problem. Usha Gupta who resides in Everest World said that they have been facing water shortage since two months. "We used to received 24 hrs water. But now, the supply is not stable. At times it is high while on phter days it is low. There is no water on Wednesday. The remaning days the supply is shut in the afternoon and night. It gets very difficult to manageas we have a huge family ," she said. Meanwhile, activists have asked the TMC to start effectiv monitoring of water distribrution. This will ensure minimal wastage of water. Some residents are now planning to request the TMC to either plug in the leaks or not allow construction work to be carried out in the city . We spent crores to purchase flats in plush complexes here and. Now we have to pay extra on tankers. The TMC must stop constructions until it comes with a proper management system," said Parimal Kul karni, a resident of Dosti Vihar, Vartak Na gar. However, a TMC officials has confimed that there is a drop in the supply of water The supply network to the city is nearly 40 kms away and the pressure valves have to be slowly released to minimize chances o ruptures. "It takes nearly 12-18 hours for the pressure to cp,e nacl tp normal after a day-long shutdown. So effectively , even if it is a day long shutdown, the supply isn't normali zed till the third day after the cut. We are looking at easing the situation," said the official from the water supply department. Already , the state irrigation department has imposed a 30% cut in water that is supplied on the city from November 1. Following this, the TMC had formula ed a supply mechanism wherein each area would get uninterrupted water supply for six days while one day there would be a complete shutdown. However, several are as within the city including those located at the farthest ends of the civic distribution network like Ghodbunder and Kalwa, Diva have been getting insufficient supply almost for the entire week since the last few days.
2015-12-15Thane to have 5 dialysis centres at affordable rates soon - I am in dna of India
Thane to have 5 dialysis centres at affordable rates soon Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 6:42pm IST | Rupali Shinde Thane Municipal Corporation has decided to provide dialysis service at affordable rates for the citizens by making dialysis centres available at 5 places of Thane city. This centre will have 50 beds and this plan will be further discussed in TMC's general body meeting. The main thing about these centres is that it will be free for those who earn Rs 1 lakh annually."There is one dialysis centre at Kalwas Chhatrapati Shivaji hospital but they charge more money from patients. And so people are of the view that TMC should make these centres available at affordable rates. We have finalised 5 places to set up these dialysis centre," said TMC Chief medical officer, Dr. Ram Kendre.TMC will spend Rs 38 lakh approximately for purchasing the machines and around Rs 1 crore for setting up the beds. All the 5 centres will be run on PPP basis.The 5 places where TMC will set up the Dialysis centres are:- TMC'S hospital at Hiranandani Estate Lokmanya Tilak hospital, Koras Ghodbunder hospital, near Muchhala college, C R Wadia hospital, Tembhi Naka- Seth Lakhimchand Fatichand government hospital, Kopri.
2015-12-14Amanté opens its first exclusive outlet in Thane - The Hindu
2015-12-14State transport bus catches fire in Thane; no casualty - Mid-Day
State transport bus catches fire in Thane; no casualty By Agencies |Posted 14-Dec-2015 Thane (Maharashtra): A state transport bus was today charred after it caught fire near Kasarwadavali here, however no passenger was injured. The incident took place on the Ghodbunder road when the semi-luxury bus (Asiad) was coming to Thane from Borivili (Mumbai) with around 20 passengers on-board, Senior Police Inspector Shreekant Sonde of Thane city traffic police said. The driver Shivaji Dongre first saw some sparks coming out and halted the bus. Following which, the passengers, Dongre and the conductor alighted from the bus, he added. "Within minutes the bus caught fire and was charred. A water tanker which was passing by had to be diverted to the spot. Later the flames were doused," the officer said. No one has been injured in the incident and a probe has been initiated by the police and fire officials, police said. "The presence of mind shown by the driver saved lives of several passengers," said Santosh Kadam, Chief of Regional Disaster Management Committee, Thane Municipal Corporation. Officials of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation were not available for comments.
2015-12-14National Lok Adalat settles claims of Rs 31.07 cr in Thane - Business Standard
National Lok Adalat settles claims of Rs 31.07 cr in Thane - Business Standard
2015-12-14Technical snag affects CR train services at Thane - Times of India
Technical snag affects CR train services at Thane Manoj Badgeri,TNN Dec 15, 2015, 03.14 AM IST THANE: Eight train services on Central Railway were cancelled on the Thane-CST route on Monday as the pantograph unit of an empty train was damaged just as a CST-bound train was pulling into Thane station around 4.30pm. Local trains had to be diverted to other platforms during evening peak hour. Besides, access to platform 1 of Thane station was blocked for nearly two hours due to the incident. Just as the train pulled in, a part of its third pantograph unit snapped bringing the train to a halt. The rake was stranded on the section till the technical staff cleared it. All Thane-CST trains were diverted to platform 3, said a railway official. The route was cleared after 6.30pm after which trains were operated at a restricted speed.
2015-12-13Thane consumer court has most pending cases in Maharashtra - Daily News & Analysis
Thane consumer court has most pending cases in Maharashtra Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 8:30am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Imran Fazal Due to awareness among consumers, the Thane consumer court receives around 70-80 cases in a month, making it the court with most pending cases in the state. Mumbai is on the second number. In all, 22,250 cases are pending in the state, and the Thane consumer court accounts for 3,105 of them. Mumbai court has 2,058 pending cases. After the formation of Thane consumer court, a total of 14,501 cases were registered, of which 11,396 saw the final hearing result. As per the statistics, naxal-hit Gadhchiroli had the minimum number of cases registered (691), of which only 16 are pending. Nagpur has 2,001 pending cases, Jalgaon has 1,467 and Pune has 1,414. The consumer rights activists are now demanding another court in Thane for quick redressal of the cases. Due to awareness programmes, more people come forward to seek justice from the courts. In order to give them a quick redressal, the government must start another court. It is the right of the consumer to seek redressal from the judiciary, said activist Raj Dasoni. An official from the Thane consumer court meanwhile said, Due to an increase in the number of cases, the redressal is slow but we make sure that many cases see the light of the day.
2015-12-13Eight held for stealing, selling gas cylinders in Thane - Business Standard
2015-12-13National Lok Adalat settles 92 industrial, labour cases in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
National Lok Adalat settles 92 industrial, labour cases in Thane Sunday, 13 December 2015 - 1:55pm IST | Place: Thane (Maharashtra) | Agency: PTI The said panel was headed by the Administrative Judge of Labour Court PS Chandgude and comprised Advocate Ajit Puranik and Advocate Ramesh Chavanke as the members, he said. A record 92 cases were settled by six industrial and labour panels of the National Lok Adalat in Thane, bringing relief to over 1,000 workers. The cases, pending for several years, amounted to about Rs 7 crore, Assistant Registrar of the Industrial Court, GG Mahavarkar said. As many as 191 matters, pending for different durations, were placed before the six panels, of which 92 were settled. Of the 148 labour cases placed, 60 were settled. The balance were industrial disputes, he said. The oldest case taken up in the National Lok Adalat held yesterday, dated back to 1993 and pertained to the National Rayon Corporation (NRC). Seven cases relating to the NRC were settled, which amounted to about Rs 30 lakh, he said. Mahavarkar said the settlement formula adopted by the panel for the NRC case will benefit around 2,000 other employees of the corporation, who are awaiting a redressal, adding that the formula was unique and thus accepted readily by the two sides. The said panel was headed by the Administrative Judge of Labour Court PS Chandgude and comprised Advocate Ajit Puranik and Advocate Ramesh Chavanke as the members, he said. In one pending industrial case involving a company from Navi Mumbai, the settlement was to the tune of Rs 5,17,63,000, he said, adding it was pending since 2008 and involved 65 employees. The matters settled on Saturday brought relief to over 1,000 industrial workers. It was achieved with the inspiration of the Administrative Judge of the Industrial Court, SK Deshpande, the Registrar added.
National Lok Adalat settles 92 industrial, labour cases in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-13National Lok Adalat settles 92 industrial, labour cases in Thane - Economic Times
National Lok Adalat settles 92 industrial, labour cases in Thane By PTI | 13 Dec, 2015, 12.21PM IST THANE: A record 92 cases were settled by six industrial and labour panels of the National Lok Adalat here, bringing relief to over 1,000 workers. The cases, pending for several years, amounted to about Rs 7 crore, Assistant Registrar of the Industrial Court, G G Mahavarkar said. "As many as 191 matters, pending for different durations, were placed before the six panels, of which 92 were settled. Of the 148 labour cases placed, 60 were settled. The balance were industrial disputes," he said. The oldest case taken up in the National Lok Adalat held yesterday, dated back to 1993 and pertained to the National Rayon Corporation (NRC). Seven cases relating to the NRC were settled, which amounted to about Rs 30 lakh, he said. Mahavarkar said the settlement formula adopted by the panel for the NRC case will benefit around 2,000 other employees of the corporation, who are awaiting a redressal, adding that the formula was unique and thus accepted readily by the two sides. The said panel was headed by the Administrative Judge of Labour Court P S Chandgude and comprised Advocate Ajit Puranik and Advocate Ramesh Chavanke as the members, he said. In one pending industrial case involving a company from Navi Mumbai, the settlement was to the tune of Rs 5,17,63,000, he said, adding it was pending since 2008 and involved 65 employees. The matters settled yesterday brought relief to over 1,000 industrial workers. It was achieved with the inspiration of the Administrative Judge of the Industrial Court, S K Deshpande, the Registrar added.
National Lok Adalat settles 92 industrial, labour cases in Thane - Economic Times
2015-12-12Thane city ACB unit sees max no of traps - Times of India
Thane city ACB unit sees max no of traps Umesh K Parida, Vijay Singh ,TNN Dec 12, 2015, 01.55 PM IST THANE: Under the Thane range of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Thane city unit has so far seen the maximum traps of 56, followed by Raigad unit, which carried out 24 traps. "Since a maximum number of government offices and departments are situated in Thane city and Alibaug (for Raigad), it is natural for these two units to lead in the number of bribery cases. However, with a small compact team, the Navi Mumbai unit is also doing well and expects several more hits in 2016," said a Thane range official. The city ACB unit is confident that they will have many more successes in the coming year, due to their presence since early 2015 on the social net working sites and mobile apps.Till date they have trapped 15 corrupt officials. V V Joshi, deputy superintendent of police (Navi Mumbai), ACB told TOI that they are satisfied by the unit's performance this year. "In 2014, we had laid out 21 traps. Almost 90% of the accused caught this year have already been charge sheeted." He added that with more citizens using mobile apps and social networking sites, the ACB is confident of getting to know about more cases of bribery and corruption. Joshi did not categorize the government departments against whom ACB had taken action through the traps. But TOI learnt that a maximum number of officials caught in the ACB net were from the police department, followed by MSEB and MSEDCL employees. A city-based RTI activist said, "A few years ago, people were reluctant to approach the police or ACB, fearing backlash from the corrupt officials." He added that, now, as more and more senior ranking officials of various government departments are being arrested by ACB and also charge sheeted, it has encouraged the citizens to speak out against corruption. An official further said that hundreds of citizens have regularly started visiting the ACB Facebook page and using the toll-free number 1064.
2015-12-12Thane: One-day old baby dies in ambulance blast - I am in dna of India
Thane: One-day old baby dies in ambulance blast Trending News A one-day old baby was killed in an explosion in the ambulance in which he was being carried in a ventilator. The baby was experiencing breathing problems and the doctors at Bhiwandi hospital had suggested shifting her to a hospital in Vartak Nagar in Thane. On Thursday night, the Thane hospital decided to shift the baby to another hospital in Santacruz. An ambulance was called from the Santcruz hospital and a doctor with a nurse from Vedant hospital accompanied the baby. When the nurse and the doctor were trying to attach the oxygen mask to the baby, its cylinder sparked burning their hands. The doctor and the nurse ran out of the ambulance, while the child was left behind in the ambulance. After the fire in the cylinder, the blast happened within minutes only, killing the baby. Police said it is investigating the matter and will file an FIR only after getting all the technical reports. Manish Jain and Kirti, the parents of the baby had got married two years before. Jain has alleged that his baby died because of the negligence on part of the Surya Hospital who did not check whether the ambulance was fit to be sent for emergency cases.
Thane: One-day old baby dies in ambulance blast - I am in dna of India
2015-12-12Thane cops held for accepting bribe of Rs 18000 - Mumbai Mirror
Thane cops held for accepting bribe of Rs 18,000By Dharmendra Tiwari, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 13, 2015, 12.06 AM IST The Thane unit of the state Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a police sub-inspector for accepting a bribe of Rs 18,000. The cop, identified as Digambar Jangale, was attached with Narpoli police of Thane commissiomerate. According to ACB, Jangle was threatening the complainant to arrest him and his friend in connection with a pending First Inform Report which he was investigating. Jangle reportedly demanded 50,000 from complainant. He brought down the amount to Rs 25,000 after a series of negotiations. However, the complainant who was in no mood to pay the bribe. He approached the Thane unit of ACB, which carried out preliminary verification and laid a trap. On Wednesday night, Jangle called complainant to come to the Kalher police beat chowky with the money. The man reached the spot and paid him Rs 18,000 towards the first installment. As Jangle accepted the money, ACB sleuths arrested him. At the same time, another ACB team raided Jangle's house.
2015-12-11Maharashtra govt approves Thane Corporation proposal to distribute tablet to ... - Daily News & Analysis
Maharashtra govt approves Thane Corporation proposal to distribute tablet to students Friday, 11 December 2015 - 7:20am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Imran Fazal The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has geared up to distribute tablets to around 13,000 students this New Year. The move comes after the state government approved the TMC's proposal to give tablets to students. The TMC aims to reduce the schoolbag burden as well as make way for smart learning. TMC plans to distribute the tablets over the next three months. In the first phase, the TMC will give the tablets, containing all the required study material, to students of classes VII and VIII. Shiv Sena, in the general body meeting, had passed the resolution for students, but faced several hurdles with the project getting delayed at the state level. Despite the resolution being passed in the House, the delay led to problems. However, the state has approved the proposal to provide tablets to students of classes VII and VIII in the initial phase, said a senior civic official, requesting anonymity. The official added that in the second phase, the TMC will give tablets to classes V and VI, whereas classes IX and X are included in other state government's initiative. Sandeep Malvi, TMC PRO, said, The resolution was passed in the House to reduce the schoolbag weight and we will implement the project in the next three months. He added that the state government was reviewing the proposal and in the next phase, more students will be given the tablets. This project is kept on priority and implementation of the process will be inspected by senior civic officials, Malvi said. Khushi Marathe, a student, said, We are excited to learn from tablets and we are sure to gain more knowledge with technology-driven education.
2015-12-11Cylinder blast in Thane ambulance kills just-born baby, injures mother - International Business Times, India Edition
Cylinder blast in Thane ambulance kills just-born baby, injures mother By Mugdha Variyar | Updated: December 11, 2015 09:51 IST The ambulance that caught fire after a cylinder blast in Thane. cylinder blast in an ambulance carrying a new-born child in Thane, Maharashtra, left the baby dead and the mother injured. Two other people were also injured in the explosion on Friday, The ambulance reportedly caught fire after the blast took place a little after midnight on Friday, according to posts on social media. The baby was reportedly being taken to a speciality care in Mumbai from a Thane hospital. The explosion occurred in the CNG kit in the rear of the ambulance, according to The Times of India. Some locals shared videos of the ambulance on fire. Ambulance caught fire at Vartak nagar , Thane around 12:30 am CNG cylinder blast in Ambulance in Thane(Maharashtra). Newborn child killed,Mother and two others injured. ANI December 11, 2015
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2015-12-11Kin of jawan fighting at border await basic amenity in Thane - Business Standard
2015-12-11Infant dies in Thane ambulance fire - Hindustan Times
Infant dies in Thane ambulance fire HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thane |  Updated: Dec 12, 2015 01:12 IST The oxygen cylinder inside the ambulance exploded, engulfing the vehicle in flames, with the infant still in it. (HT ) Share Share Share Share A day-old baby was charred after a cylinder exploded inside the ambulance in which he was placed, outside a Thane hospital early on Friday. A doctor and nurse accompanying the child jumped out when the fire broke out, but left the baby behind. The fire broke out after the doctor switched on the oxygen supply for the ventilator. The doctor, Bhavdeep Garg, and nurse Rejo Chacko managed to jump out minutes before the cylinder exploded. Within minutes, the vehicle was engulfed in flames, as the child’s father, Manish Jain, and other relatives looked on helplessly. “It happened in just a few seconds. We were outside the hospital,” said a family member, not wishing to be named. “As the doctor started the oxygen supply, we noticed a spark. Before we realised, the entire vehicle had caught fire. Everyone was running and no one realised the baby was still inside the ambulance,” he said. The baby was born on Thursday at a private hospital in Bhiwandi, but developed medical complications, after which he was shifted to Thane’s Vedant Hospital. When his condition did not improve, his parents decided to take him to Surya Hospital in Santacruz, which sent an ambulance with the doctor and nurse at 1am on Friday. The baby was put on ventilator support inside the ambulance. “When the oxygen cylinder was switched on, there was a spark. But the ambulance driver, Ganesh Shinde, did not notice it and started the vehicle. The fire broke out in a few seconds,” said Ashok Jain, Manish’s brother-in-law, who was standing outside. As soon as Garg and Chacko saw the fire, they jumped out, leaving the baby behind. Seconds later, there was a loud explosion. The ambulance and another one parked nearby were completely burnt, sources said. “We got a call at 1.15am about the fire. When we reached the hospital three minutes later, we saw the two ambulances were charred. Prima facie, it looks like the oxygen cylinder had exploded,” said Arvind Mandke, the chief fire officer. The doctor and the nurse suffered burns and were admitted to Thane’s civic hospital. “They were discharged in a few hours,” said Dr Kempi Patil from the hospital. “We are waiting for the report. The child was being shifted to Surya Hospital which had sent the ambulance. We are also investigating the cause of the fire,” said VB Chandanshive, the assistant commissioner of police. Surya Hospital did not respond to HT’s queries. Tags Thane ambulance fire Ambulance fire Thane Infant death Share Share Share Share Read more from Livemint also read AC local trains in Mumbai by next month: Railway minister Prabhu puts MUTP on fast track with Rs631 cr Mumbaiites unhappy as big-ticket projects picked over their demands Mumbai university to give duplicate mark sheets within 30 days Show comments top news Irani keeps up attack on Opposition over Vemula suicide, JNU row Rail budget: Prabhu spares fare hike, vows better ride for passengers Mallya finds 75 million reasons to resign as United Spirits chairman most popular Dad, I am free today and I love you: Sanjay Dutt Ex-WWE wrestler Great Khali injured during sporting event Suresh Prabhu’s top six ideas to put Indian Railways back on track don't miss Coolie or Sahayak, not much in name: Porters demand railway jobs Patient wait: 20 years on, 52-year-old student waits for MBBS degree Gods of Egypt review: What complete and utter insanity is this? editor's pick Star power helped actor Sanjay Dutt escape anti-terror law Why India Inc must speak out after the JNU row Aligarh review: A subtle, strong film on human rights and democracy video Feb 25 | Day’s top 3 stories Watch | Sanjay Dutt: I am not a terrorist Watch | Key takeaways from Rail Budget 2016 in 90 seconds photo In Pics: The Great Khali injures himself during wrestling match Cost of modernity: Suresh Prabhu unveils Railway Budget 2016-17 Snapshots of the great Indian Railways circus indiaworldopinionanalysiscolumnseditorialsblogsauthorscitiesdelhigurgaonnoidamumbaibhopalchandigarhdehradunindorejaipurkolkatalucknowpatnaranchisportscricketfootballtennisother sportsentertainmentmovie reviewsbollywoodhollywoodregional moviesworld cinematvmusictabloidlifestyle sex &relationshipshealth & fitnessfashion & trendsart & culturetravelbooksbrunchtechtech reviewsgadgetsappssocial media photosindiaworldcartoonssportsentertainmentlifestyletechautosvideos indiaworldsportsentertainmentlifestyletechautoseducationbusinessht-indepthreal estateautospunjabepaperweather livemintlivehindustanshineHTcampusdesimartiniht-syndication Copyright © 2015 HT Media Limited.ht delhi/ncr subscription | about us|contact us|work with us|privacy policy|disclaimer|print ad rates
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2015-12-11Kin of Jawan Fighting at Border Await Basic Amenity in Thane - The New Indian Express
Kin of Jawan Fighting at Border Await Basic Amenity in Thane By PTI Published: 11th December 2015 03:12 PM THANE: With her husband deployed at the border to safeguard the country, the wife of an Indian Army jawan in Thane has taken on a different sort of battle as she has been running pillar to post for over eight months now to get the most basic necessity-electricity - at her house. Nalini Kapte, wife of Namdeo Kapte (38) who is posted in West Bengal near the Indo-Bangladesh border, and their two sons have been trying to get a power connection at their house in Asose village of Murbad town here, which they got constructed two years back, but have not met any success yet. Notably, there is no problem of power supply in the village. Nalini is worried for her two sons' future which, she says, now lies in darkness in the absence of electricity. We are presently staying elsewhere as the authorities have failed to provide an electricity connection. I have two children, one is studying engineering and the other is in class XII. What is the use of constructing a house spending lakhs when we can't make use of it, a teary-eyed Nalini said. Kapte had applied for power connection with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL), Morbad, in March this year.The District Planning and Development Council (DPDC) accorded technical sanction for the connection (at Kapte's house) in July and the file was sent to MSEDCL office, Morbad, for further process. Despite the technical sanction, the formalities were not completed. My husband frequented MSEDCL office when he was here and even officials very well know that this is a case of an Army jawan. But they didn't pay heed, she said. Only last month the process inched up when a power official asked Nalini to pay Rs 1,070 for the connection. However, even after completion of modalities, the connection was not provided. Dejected with the lackadaisical attitude of authorities, Namdeo sought help of NGO Shramajivi Sanghatana. Vivek Pandit of the NGO said Namdeo had constructed his house two years back. He has been following up with local authorities to get the power connection and formally applied for one after completion of his house construction, but the casual attitude of MSDECL officials kept things in limbo. The villagers, led by the NGO, marched to the MSDECL assistant engineer's office yesterday in this connection. When contacted, MSEDCL, Morbad, Deputy Engineer S D Suradkar said that everything possible to speed up work on Nalini Kapte's application has been done and that the (power) connection will be installed in next couple of days.
2015-12-11Builder's death: Arrested NCP leader violated norms in his own building projects - The Indian Express
Builder's death: Arrested NCP leader violated norms in his own building projects Inquiry reveals the house where Jagdale stays has illegal extensions. Written by Sandeep A Ashar Mumbai Published:Dec 12, 2015, 3:38 THE Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is in for some more embarrassment in the controversy involving the death of builder Suraj Parmar in Mumbai's most urbanised satellite town Thane. A high-level probe has indicted senior NCP corporator and former Opposition leader in the Thane municipality, Hanumant Jagdale, for serious irregularities in four building projects undertaken by his building firm, Jagdale Infrastructure Private Ltd, in which the corporator himself is the Managing Director. The inquiry report, details of which have been accessed by The Indian Express, has surfaced at a time when the police have arrested Jagdale and three other Thane corporators over charges of abetting Parmar's suicide. The arrests were made last week and the corporators are now in police custody. Parmar, who shot himself dead on October 7, had left behind a suicide note in which he had allegedly accused the four corporators of mental harassment and demanding payoffs. The Thane police had to conduct forensic tests on the builder's note to dig out the four names since the builder had scribbled out the four names after he mentioned them. The report also comes at a time when Jagdale and the three other corporators have defended themselves on grounds that they were well within their rights to raise allegations against Parmar's building projects since they were riddled with irregularities, and that they were acting in public good. The Indian Express had reported earlier how a coterieť spearheaded by corporators cutting across parties was stalling real estate projects to allegedly extort money from builders in the real estate hotspot where investments of over Rs 6,000 crore are riding on ongoing projects. The modus operandi is simple: Identify projects awaiting various approvals, stall their progress by raising issues about them on the floor of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) during the general body or standing committee meetings and then insist that the administration send stop workť notice and finally wait for payoffs. Such allegations were levelled in the case of Parmar's ongoing building projects too. Police investigators confirmed that Jagdale and the three corporators had been vociferous in raising these allegations. While the controversy has engulfed politicos from various parties, the NCP appears the most hit. Besides Jagdale, another prominent NCP corporator, Najib Mulla, has been arrested in the case. The name of former Maharashtra minister and party legislator, Jitendra Awhad, was recently dragged into it with the prosecution in the case informing the High Court regarding investigations being carried out on transfer of Rs 1.7 crore by Mulla to Awhad's bank account. The latter has refuted all allegations against him, arguing that the fund transfer was part of a perfectly legitimate business transaction. Besides Jagdale and Mulla, Congress corporator Vikrant Chavan and independent Sudhakar Chavan have so far been arrested. The noose around Jagdale tightened following a written complaint on November 9 he had been named an accused in the Parmar case by one Ganesh Patil to Thane civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal. In his letter, a copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, Patil had alleged that the civic body had turned a blind-eye to unauthorised constructions in projects undertaken by Jagdale's firm. No action is being taken in the case despite glaring illegalities as he (Jagdale) enjoys blessings of certain senior civic officials,ť the complaint reads. Terming the allegations raised as a serious issueť, Jaiswal later directed the Assistant Director of Town Planning (Thane) to conduct an inquiry in the matter. In his complaint, Patil had alleged that there had been rampant unauthorised construction in the Tamanna Cooperative Housing Society in Thane's Lokmanyanagar, where Jagdale stays. In fact, he had further alleged that illegal extensions and unauthorised useť was ongoing even on floors and inside flats occupied by Jagdale's family on the building's eighth and ninth floors. The probe has found this to be true. Jagdale's family was illegally using an additional built-up space of 1,028 sqft on these floors which were yet to be legalised, the report has confirmed. Further, the building's inspection has found that portions meant for open spaces, parking garages and staircases were let out for unauthorised commercial use. While the TMC has so far permitted occupation of just the ground and the first floor of the building, the entire building is occupied, which is a violation of norms. Based on the inspection and the inquiry report, the TMC has now proposed legal action in the matter. Requesting anonymity, a senior official said that Jagdale runs the risk of disqualification and criminal action if charges made out in the report are accepted. Only last month, the TMC had disqualified three other corporators for unauthorised constructions. Several discrepancies in the firm's three ongoing redevelopment projects in Thane's Vartak Nagar also find a mention in the report. These include misuse of elevational features such as balconies, service ducts and common lobby passages. The report has pointed out that certain features of internal flat layouts had been altered without approval in these projects. Further, in a project involving joint redevelopment of two buildings, the report claims that possession had been delivered to 98 flats without obtaining the mandatory occupation certificate. Even in the case of these discrepancies, the civic administration has now proposed legal action. When contacted, Jagdale's son Rohit said, There are no floor space index (FSI) violations in the on-going projects and any minor errors, if found, will be complied with by our appointed architects. As for the violations detected in Tamanna CHS, he said, Proposal of regularisation of 8, 9 floors ad measuring 1,000/sqft is sanctioned. Final sets of approved plan are pending for issuance. On other violations detected in the Tamanna building, he claimed, We are not the developers. As per information from architect design consortium, the TMC has sanctioned in principle the proposal for the regularisation of 8, 9 floors. Final sets of approved plan are pending for issuance. He further added, It is evident that these allegations are irrelevant to the current investigations (Parmar death probe). Meanwhile, sources also confirmed that the civic commissioner had received another complaint alleging unauthorised constructions in the property owned by Mulla's family. Those close to Mulla however argued that the allegations raised were baseless.
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2015-12-11Thane: One-day-old baby dies in ambulance fire as doctor, nurse flee - Hindustan Times
Thane: One-day-old baby dies in ambulance fire as doctor, nurse flee HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thane |  Updated: Dec 12, 2015 01:13 IST The charred ambulance in Thane on Friday. (Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo) Share Share Share Share A day-old baby boy was charred to death after he was left behind in an ambulance that caught fire outside a Thane hospital early on Friday. The child had just been connected to a ventilator when the fire broke out. Doctor Bhavdeep Garg and nurse Rejo Chacko jumped out to save themselves but forgot to take the baby with them. Within minutes, the vehicle was engulfed in flames even as the child’s father, Manish Jain, and other relatives looked on. “It happened in just a few seconds. We were outside the hospital, waiting for the baby to be put in the ambulance,” said a family member. “As the doctor started the oxygen supply, we noticed a spark. Before we realised the seriousness of the incident, the entire vehicle had caught fire. As everyone ran, no one realised that the child was still in the ambulance,” he said. “We got a call at 1.15am about the fire. We reached the hospital within three minutes but saw two ambulances were charred. Prima facie, we found that the oxygen cylinder had exploded,” said Arvind Mandke, chief fire officer. Assistant commissioner of police VB Chandanshive said they were investigating the cause of the fire. Tags Baby Ambulance fire Thane Hospital Share Share Share Share Read more from Livemint also read Maharashtra govt plans a separate transport fund for MMR Mhada lottery: 4,257 get low-cost homes Maharashtra to use 15% funds from govt depts to reach out to minorities Bhujbals charged in Maharashtra Sadan scam Show comments top news Smriti Irani takes on Opposition in debate over Vemula suicide, JNU row Actor Sanjay Dutt to walk free today, activist files plea to stay relea... Rail Budget: Suresh Prabhu to balance modernisation with financial cost most popular Communist pagal: Umar Khalid a voice of social justice, say friends Clip of Allahabad ADM urinating into river goes viral God, let this be real: Deepika Padukone signs film opposite Brad Pitt? don't miss Sanjay Dutt to walk out of jail with most valued possessions Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 mn for cancer death linked to talcum powder WATCH: Sunny Leone, Alok Nath will make you quit smoking in 11 Minutes editor's pick FM’s trilemma: Limit fiscal deficit; boost spending, welfare expenditure Aligarh: A brief history of homosexuality in Bollywood 72 men, 11 machines, a city on fire: Rohtak during Jat stir video Feb 24 | Day’s top 3 stories Watch | Spend a starry night in Van Gogh’s bedroom replica Watch | Meet Israel’s kind-hearted bat woman photo Snapshots of the great Indian Railways circus From the archives: Sanjay Dutt’s jail travails since 1993 Saawariya to Bajirao Mastani: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his grandeur indiaworldopinionanalysiscolumnseditorialsblogsauthorscitiesdelhigurgaonnoidamumbaibhopalchandigarhdehradunindorejaipurkolkatalucknowpatnaranchisportscricketfootballtennisother sportsentertainmentmovie reviewsbollywoodhollywoodregional moviesworld cinematvmusictabloidlifestyle sex &relationshipshealth & fitnessfashion & trendsart & culturetravelbooksbrunchtechtech reviewsgadgetsappssocial media photosindiaworldcartoonssportsentertainmentlifestyletechautosvideos indiaworldsportsentertainmentlifestyletechautoseducationbusinessht-indepthreal estateautospunjabepaperweather livemintlivehindustanshineHTcampusdesimartiniht-syndication Copyright © 2015 HT Media Limited.ht delhi/ncr subscription | about us|contact us|work with us|privacy policy|disclaimer|print ad rates
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2015-12-10Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard got on an elephant at a fair as a child and ... - WCPO
Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard got on an elephant at a fair as a child and never really got down Childhood thrill became lifetime passion Brent Coleman 7:00 AM, Dec 10, 2015 Thane Maynard Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. A picture is worth a thousand words. Here at WCPO Insider we are profiling some prominent local residents and moments in their past by looking at a memorable photograph and then having the person tell us the story behind that photo.CINCINNATI Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Director Thane Maynard is known worldwide for his innovation and dedication to wildlife preservation, research and education. The North Avondale resident has written more than a dozen books, including Hope For Animals Their World, which he coauthored with Jane Goodall. He has also shared science and environmental news nationwide through his longtime radio program, The 90-Second Naturalist. We asked Maynard to share one of his favorite photographs for our Throwback Thursday feature and explain its significance:Maynard: This is a photo of the first time I met an elephant. I grew up in a small Southern town near Orlando, Fla., called Winter Park, Florida. In those days before air conditioning and amusement parks, there weren't that many people living in Central Florida, and it really felt like Maycomb, Ala., from the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird. There wasn't much to do down there back then but goof around in the woods or down at a lake and try to catch reptiles. So it happens that my pals and I were the beneficiaries of the fact that the American alligator population was at its historic low back in the 60s and 70s. We had a heck of a time even spotting a gator back then, but of course today, the American alligator is the poster child for endangered species recovery. Kids would never survive swimming in the dark and camping in swamps the way we did then.In this photo, I am riding with my dad, Stanley Maynard, on an Asian elephant at the annual Lions Club Fish Fry, which was held in the sandlot field behind Park Avenue Elementary School where all the kids in town went. I look to be about six years old, so it was probably Easter time, 1961. The other boy in the photo was a kid from my school. Unlike Cincinnati, there weren't lots of such festivals in Central Florida then, so this annual fish fry was much anticipated. And naturally, everybody wanted to ride an elephant. The cost was 25 cents, which I remember because it was the same price as a lime freeze or milk shake at the Rexall Drugstore counter down the street, and we had to choose. The elephant won out. There were no zoos, aquariums, museums or nature centers in the Orlando area 50 years ago, so having an actual herd of elephants walk into your school yard was big stuff.
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2015-12-10Thane: Man falls in gap trap, dies - Times of India
Thane: Man falls in gap trap, dies Manoj Badgeri,TNN Dec 10, 2015, 10.39 PM IST THANE: A retired railway engine driver was killed after he fell in the platform-train gap at Thane station on Thursday morning while alighting from a running express train. The victim Ramchandra Nigade (75) was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon. Nigade retired in 1995 from the Central Railway as a goods train driver and stayed in Lonavala with his family including wife, son and daughter-in-law. On Thursday, he boarded the Kakinada-LTT express from Lonavla around 8:45 am for Dadar. However, he didn't realize the train wouldn't stop at any station midway and so tried to alight at Thane station when the train was changing tracks from platform six to eight but slipped and fell in the platform train gap. Luckily, he didn't come under the wheels and after the train passed, fellow passengers immediately rescued him and alerted the station officials who shifted him to the nearest hospital. Nigade had sustained injuries to his limbs, head and was administered first aid and then shifted to a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 3 pm.
2015-12-10Jallosh festival in Thane for three days - I am in dna of India
Jallosh festival in Thane for three days Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 7:25pm IST | Team Iamin.in Thane Nagarvikas Manch is organising Jallosh festival where people will get to participate in various competitions such as dancing, singing, mehndi, trying new recipes. The event will be held from December 11 to 13 at the ground opposite to Bhagwati School."We will have singing competition tomorrow from 6pm to 10pm December 11. Next day we will be having dance competition from 6pm to 10pm in which anybody can participate in given age groups and on the last day there will be mehndi competition from 4pm to 5pm. It will be then followed by recipes making and fancy dress competition. The event will conclude by prize distribution," said Sudhakar Bhosle, coordinator, Thane Nagarvikas Manch. Interested people can collect entry forms at Meena Avenue, in front of Gajanan Vadapav centre, Vishnunagar, Naupada, Thane West from 6pm to 8pm. You can also call on this number for more information 9821464716.
2015-12-10Newborn killed in CNG kit explosion in Thane - Times of India
Newborn killed in CNG kit explosion in Thane Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Dec 11, 2015, 02.54 AM IST THANE: A newborn baby is believed to have been killed in an explosion of the CNG kit installed in the rear of the ambulance that was rushing the infant from the Vedant hospital in Thane to a specialty care centre in Mumbai on Friday. Fire brigade authorities said the ambulance was completely charred and the day-old infant could not be saved. The authorities could not confirm if the driver or any other person travelling with the infant were safe. It is learnt that the infant was brought to the Vedant hospital from Bhiwandi on Thursday following some complications. The doctors at the private hospital, however, are believed to have advised the parents to shift the new-born to a speciality care and called for an ambulance to shift him to Mumbai. The fire brigade officials said just as the ambulance was near the Vedant Complex area, Thane (w), an explosion, believed to have been triggered due to faulty CNG kit, led to a flare-up. The Thane fire brigade rushed to the spot to control the fire.
Newborn killed in CNG kit explosion in Thane - Times of India
2015-12-10Encroached footpaths irk Thane residents - Daily News & Analysis
Encroached footpaths irk Thane residents Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 8:05am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Imran Fazal Though Thane has been included in the smart city list, footpaths are yet to be encroachment-free. Thanekars are fuming over the lackdaisical approach of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), as broken footpaths are not being fixed on time by civic officials. The footpaths on the Eastern Express Highway and in interiors of Kopri, Ram Maruti road, station road and Vartak Nagar have been encroached by shops. Some footpaths have electric poles, open manholes and trees, making it difficult for pedestrians, especially senior residents. With lack of footpaths in city, pedestrians face difficulty as most of the footpaths are either blocked or encroached by hawkers, said Jensy Maliakal, a resident of Vartak Nagar. Despite civic officials cracking down on these hawkers, there has been no positive results. Even if they act, the situation is back to square one after few days, said Maliakal. We have been complaining to civic officials about encroachers, but nothing has been done to free the spaces for pedestrians, said Naveen Marathe, a social worker from Kopri. At several places, the footpaths are in a dilapidated state such as broken paver blocks, inadequate street lights or electric poles on the footpath. Amidst vehicle movement and encroched footpaths, a pedestrian's life is at risk. This can also lead to increase in accidents. The civic body should seriously look into this issue and solve it at the earliest, added Marathe. We are looking into this issue and will inform the anti-encroachment department to look into it too. We will ask them to clear the footpaths, said Sandeep Malvi, PRO, TMC, adding, Also, the footpaths that require maintenance will be taken into consideration.
2015-12-10Thane cop crushed to death by speeding truck - Business Standard
2015-12-10Post-biometric survey, Thane Corporation hopeful of ending hawker menace - Daily News & Analysis
Post-biometric survey, Thane Corporation hopeful of ending hawker menace Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 8:30am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha In a move that could possibly decongest roads and solve a long-pending infrastructural issue, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has earmarked 148 hawking zones in different areas. Twenty-thousand-odd vendors can be accommodate. The move comes after the Bombay High Court directed the TMC last year to implement the national policy for hawkers, under which they will get identity proofs as well. The TMC has also earmarked 194 no-hawkers zone and civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal said hawkers are positioned at several important junctions across the city, which lead to congestion. To make the city hawker-free, these zones have been marked across the wards and once the biometric survey of hawkers is complete, the plan will come into effect. Though its a tentative figure and actual numbers may differ, it will ensure that Thane is hawker-free. Station area, Naupada, Jambhli Naka, Vasant Vihar, Raunak Park and Buddha Nagar are some areas where hawker menace is at its peak. Following several complaints from residents, the TMC has marked both, hawkers and no-hawker zone. According to a survey conducted by the civic body, with 29 zones Wagle Estate gets maximum zones, followed by Majiwada and Uthalsar (18 each), while Vartak Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Kalwa and Mumbra will have less hawking zones. Though the TMC had conducted a survey earlier too, it had received lukewarm response. Residents have welcomed this latest move, but they want officials to take prompt actions without delay in implementation.
2015-12-09Thane's posh society bans pets, outside vehicles - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-09Projects from Thane schools selected for 23rd National Children's Science Congress - I am in dna of India
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2015-12-08In Thane, get traffic updates, find fastest route on police website - The Hindu
In Thane, get traffic updates, find fastest route on police website Gautam S Mengle The Thane traffic police have launched an interactive facility on their website where citizens can find best possible routes to their destination based on traffic conditions in Thane city.The facility went online on Monday. This is one of our initiatives to promote better contact with the people and to ensure better service for them since the Internet is widely used by everyone, said DCP Dr Rashmi Karandikar, Thane Traffic.Police officials said the link to the facility is available on the home page of the Thane Traffic Police website. Once selected, the facility asks for the users location and collects information accordingly. The facility is linked to the Google Maps interface, and draws up all available routes from the users location to their destination. It also links updates about traffic conditions in Thane from the traffic police and presents a map highlighting roads with heavy traffic in red, moderate traffic in yellow and no traffic congestion in green, said Rohit Dixit, who developed the website and the Route Finder facility.Dixit's company provides free technology support to the police. While the facility shows all available routes from any location to any destination even outside Thane, it will only show traffic conditions within the Thane city. We are working on adding an option where users can send in their own updates about traffic congestions and other problems on the roads, he said.Thane residents were divided in their opinion about the initiative. We,in any case, have to avoid certain roads at certain times if we want to reach our destinations on time. If we get live traffic updates about the alternative routes that we use, it will only help save time further, said Anushka Kulkarni, a teacher who stays at Teen Haath Naaka.Others, however, were less convinced. It is an ambitious initiative. But as citizens, we are used to many such initiatives being shelved or falling apart for various reasons. When most citizens can use applications like Google Maps, it remains to be seen whether something offered by the establishment will be any better, said Nikhil Menon, a resident of Thane (east).
2015-12-08Prisoners, cops observe superstitious Sundays in Thane Central Jail - Daily News & Analysis
Prisoners, cops observe superstitious Sundays in Thane Central Jail Tuesday, 8 December 2015 - 7:40am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Imran Fazal Fearing bad omen, inmates and officers leave sheera for woman who killed herself inside the prison The incident happened at Thane Central Jail a few years ago when a woman inmate killed herself after being allegedly cheated by a cop On Sundays, hushed tones are used inside the women's barracks at Thane Central Jail. Inmates quietly eat the sheera the set sweet for the day but not before keeping a few morsels of the same on the bed of a fellow prisoner, who killed herself a few years ago. The reason: the general fear plaguing the inmates since the suicide is that the deceased's soul needs to be pacified by keeping the sweetmeat or it creates disturbances. Not just the inmates, jail officers, who are called babas by the prisoners, too have been following this ritual for years. Inmates say that the officers on night duty believe that abiding by this weekly practice keeps them safe during their rounds. Its quite a source of amusement for the new prisoners, who are left bewildered by the activity and are seen discussing it. The incident, narrates an inmate, happened when a woman prisoner killed herself after being cheated by a cop, who had allegedly gotten physical with her on the promise that he would get her free. The officer befriended her and, on the pretext of getting her out, raped her several times. But when she asked him about his promise, he misbehaved with her and they had a fight, said a prisoner when taken to Thane court. She used to cook in the jail kitchen; she poured hot oil on herself and died. It seems that the inmates, and more specifically the babas, are afraid of her ghost, said another inmate. Superintendent of Thane Central Jail Nitin Yachal said, We are not aware of any such activity inside the jail, nor are such activities promoted inside the prison by the authorities.
Prisoners, cops observe superstitious Sundays in Thane Central Jail - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-08Two revenue officials held taking bribe in Thane - Mid-Day
Two revenue officials held taking bribe in Thane By PTI |Posted 08-Dec-2015 Thane: Two Revenue department officials were arrested red-handed by Anti-Corruption Bureau while they were allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000. Naib tehsildar Abhijit Deshmukh and talati Janardhan Suryavanshi were held at their Kalyan office in Thane on Monday while they were taking Rs 25,000 as bribe from a complainant, a press release issued by ACB Thane unit said. The two officers had demanded a total of Rs 30,000 from the aggrieved person for handing him over permission to excavate around 100 brass sand, follwing which he lodged a complaint with the ACB, Thane. A case has been registered under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act against the two officers and further investigations are underway, it said.
Two revenue officials held taking bribe in Thane - Mid-Day
2015-12-08Thane: Man throttles fiance to death; arrested - Mid-Day
Thane: Man throttles fiance to death; arrested By PTI |Posted 08-Dec-2015 Thane: A 26-year-old man allegedly throttled his fiance to death in Thane after he grew suspicious of her character, police said today. The incident came to light on Monday after the arrest of accused Kumar Valmik Patil, who took his fiance Meenal Dinesh Jubele (20) to a lodge in Akloli on December 4 and killed her, API G K Mathondkar of Ganeshpuri falling under Bhiwandi taluka in Thane, said. Jubele's body was recovered a day after from Sangeeta Lodge following which police filed a case of accidental death. However, her postmortem revealed that she was murdered after which a case of murder was registered and the accused was arrested. Both are residents of Shedgaon in Ganeshpuri and were to get married soon, police added.
Thane: Man throttles fiance to death; arrested - Mid-Day
2015-12-08Employee killed on duty can get compensation, rules Thane court - Mid-Day
Employee killed on duty can get compensation, rules Thane court By PTI |Posted 08-Dec-2015 Thane: If an employee is murdered while performing his duty, he is eligible for compensation under the Employees Compensation Act, a Thane court has held. Judge B Y Phad awarded a compensation of Rs 8,61,120 to a woman and her child for the murder of her husband while on duty in 2011. In their claim, family members Pramiladevi Ram Avtar Singh, 24, Amarkumar Ram Avtar Singh, 6, Jadish Hareram Singh, 56 and Marnidevi Jagdish Singh, 30 of Darbhanga from Bihar stated that the victim was serving as a driver with one Siena D'silva of Mira Road in Thane district. It was on June 28, 2011 while he was driving a Toyota Innova on the Nashik-Pune road in the jurisdiction of Sinnar, in Mohadari Ghat that he was beaten up and murdered. The accused Shaikh, Naushad Allauddin and Atik Ul-Anola Haque then escaped with the vehicle. Later, they were arrested. The family members submitted in their application that deceased Ram Avtar Jagdish Singh was 26 years old and was earning a salary of Rs 8000. They further submitted that he died during the course of his employment and while performing his duty and claimed an amount of Rs 8,61,120 and also additional sum of Rs 2,500 as funeral expenses, Rs 5,000 for transporting the body from Sinnar, and Rs 2000 towards legal expenses adding upto Rs 8,70,620. The opponents in the case were the owner of the car, and employer of the deceased (D' Silva) and Reliance General Insurance Co. Ltd. The employer confirmed the employer-employee relation but contended that the claim was excessive. He also said that he was not liable for payment of compensation as the vehicle was insured with the insurance company and prayed for discharge from the liability. The insurance company contested the claim and said the claim was false, vexatious and frivolous. They argued that Singh did not die in an accidental mishap and it was murder. Also, there is no employer-employee relationship between the first opponent and the deceased. "The insurance company has no knowledge of the relationship of applicants with the deceased. It also denied that the deceased died while in employment of the first opponent. Therefore, insurance company cannot be saddled with payment of penalty and interest," the company submitted in the court. In his submission, the counsel for claimants, Sameer A Deshpande, informed the court that on that fateful day the deceased was driving the car owned by the first respondent and the accused who committed robbery of the vehicle also killed the employee. The police papers on record proves the case of the applicant, he said. Since the deceased died during course of employment of the opponent he is liable to pay the compensation amount to the applicants and the other opponent being insurance company is liable to indemnify the first opponent and pay the said amount to applicants, he submitted. In support of his submission he cited at least half a dozen rulings of the various High Courts. In his order the judge observed, "having considered the submissions from both sides and evidence on record, I am of opinion that it is necessary to note that even though the applicants and opponent No 1 (employer) have not filed on record any document in regard to the relationship of employer and employee (between the deceased and the opponent) the opponent No 1 has admitted to such a relation. The judge further noted that the employer has also admitted in cross examination that she was paying wages of Rs 300 per day to the deceased therefore it cannot be said that the claim of the applicants that deceased was receiving wages of Rs 8000 per month is false or baseless. "In the instant case also the opponent Insurance company has no lead evidence. It has not pleaded about breach of any conditions of the insurance policy. It has not issued any notice to the applicants or opponent No 1, to produce the driving licence of the deceased. The opponent No 1 being the employer is liable to pay the compensation and opponent No 2 being insurer is liable to indemnify the opponent No 1. "If the insurer can establish to the satisfaction of the tribunal even in execution proceeding that the owner alone and exclusively was responsible for cause of accident to exclusion of the insurer because of breach of the insurance contract then the tribunal may pass necessary order. Therefore, I hold that at this juncture both the opponents are liable to pay the compensation of Rs 8,61,120 jointly and severally," the judge ruled. The judge also ordered payment of interest at 12 per cent from the date of accident till realisation of the entire amount.
2015-12-07Thane crime branch cop 'killed, dumped' body of lover in river - Mumbai Mirror
Thane crime branch cop killed, dumped body of lover in river By Sanjeev Shivadekar, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 7, 2015, 09.03 AM IST A head constable attached with the Thane crime branch used every trick in the criminal's handbook to wipe off trails of his illicit two-year love affair, including the body of his paramour, but he ran short of luck when the bloated body was spotted floating in a rivulet that empties out into the Arabian sea. Pramod Shinde (49) was arrested late on Sunday night for the murder of 32-year-old Sultana Shaikh after forensic reports confirmed that she was strangled to death and did not drown as was initially thought when the body was found. Sultana Shaikh, a resident of Kalyan, was last seen with Shinde on September 10 when she had gone to have dinner with him, according to preliminary investigations in the case. On September 13, a bloated body floating in the Manpada creek was spotted by the watchman of a posh housing complex nearby. The police registered a case of accidental death after the body was fished out. The body was then sent for a post-mortem which said that the death was caused due to drowning. The case would have gone unnoticed had it not been for Sultana Shaikh's mother, who landed up at the Mahatma Phule police station to lodge a missing complaint. Policemen then connected the dots a woman's body had been found, and another woman was complaining about her daughter having gone missing for three days. The body had been buried on September 13 but was exhumed on September 20 after the complaint from Jannatbi, Sultana's mother. A fresh post-mortem was conducted which concluded that Sultana had been strangled before the body was dumped in water to make it look like a case of death due to drowning. VV Lakshmi Narayana, Joint CP, Thane said, "The victim's mother and police were a little suspicious about the case which initially was tagged as death due to drowning. But a detailed probe along with the post-mortem and forensic reports found strangulation as the reason for death. Accordingly investigation was done to zero in on the accused in the case." Shinde had also made one critical mistake he had left a trail in the form of calls from his mobile phone. According to the investigating officials, scrutiny of call data records (CDRs) of both Shinde and Sultana revealed that they had spoken to each other over 170 times between September 1 and September 10. Investigations in the case were being handled by the same department that Shinde worked for the Kalyan unit of Thane crime branch. It is not yet clear whether he tried to influence the probe in any way and the police said more details will emerge once Shinde is interrogated. The police said that Shinde came in touch with Sultana when her mother used to sell clothes by the roadside near Mahatma Phule police station. They were going steady and Shinde even took a flat on rent for her in Kalyan. When Sultana started insisting on marriage, Shinde allegedly decided to get rid of her, permanently. "The mother told the police that Shinde was resisting Sultana's demands to get married. Shinde had called her daughter for a dinner on September 10. Since then she had not returned. The information was shared with the Thane commissioner of police, Param Bir Singh, and other seniors—joint CP VV Lakshmi Narayana and DCP (crime) Parag Manere. It was then decided to take a second opinion from the forensic experts," Shailendra Nagarkar, Sr PI Kalyan crime branch unit said. "Now that it has been proved that strangulation was the reason for the death, the crime branch registered a case against Shinde and arrested him," DCP (Thane crime branch) Parag Manere said.
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2015-12-07Civic administrtaion to present smart city presentation in Thane - ETRealty.com
Civic administrtaion to present smart city presentation in Thane Following a two-hour-long presentation seeking the GB nod, civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal apprised the elected representatives of initiatives planned under the smart city concept that will be taken up sector-wise Manoj Badgeri TNN 07 December 2015, 8:23 AM IST THANE: The civic administration, on Saturday, secured approval from the general body for its smart city presentation and has now started process to submit the same before the urban development department and be part of the Centre's ambitious urban makeover project. Following a two-hour-long presentation seeking the GB nod, civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal apprised the elected representatives of initiatives planned under the smart city concept that will be taken up sector-wise. While few corporators objected to the apparent neglect of other parts of the city if only two sectors were chosen, Jaiswal assured that the developmental works to be undertaken would be pan-Thane.The makeover project for Thane will be a brownfield project that will entail retrofitting and redeveloping existing structures, informed Jaiswal. Some of the projects to be undertaken will involve systematic waste management, uninterrupted water and power supply, improving connectivity issues, to name a few. The existing near 50% of slum population will prove to be a huge challenge for the redevelopment process said the top bureaucrat. Following the presentation, elected representatives registered their approval for the project but with certain conditions. "We have asked for clarity to be given in the land use required for implementing the entire project. Also, we have sought clarity on utilization of funds," said acting leader of opposition, Sanjay Bhoir from the NCP. Nearly 3.5 lakh residents have responded to the TMC with their suggestions to help the administration chart out an action plan. Uninterrupted water supply, safety and security for women and children and digitization of basic civic services have been the focus areas for a better tomorrow, revealed a survey initiated by the TMC. The findings indicate that a majority of the people (38%) sought 24x7 water supply, 35% wanted better security and safety for women and children and 11% were keen on municipal services going online.
Civic administrtaion to present smart city presentation in Thane - ETRealty.com
2015-12-07Thane crime branch cop 'killed, dumped' body of lover in river - Times of India
Thane crime branch cop 'killed, dumped' body of lover in river Sanjeev Shivadekar,Mumbai Mirror Dec 7, 2015, 09.46 AM IST Head constable arrested after post-mortem confirms murder. Pramod Shinde had been seeing Sultana for two years; decided to 'get rid of her' when she started demanding marriage. Even the best-laid plans go awry. A head constable attached with the Thane crime branch used every trick in the criminal's handbook to wipe off trails of his illicit two-year love affair including the body of his paramour but he ran short of luck when the bloated body was spotted floating in a rivulet that empties out into the Arabian sea. Pramod Shinde (49) was arrested late on Sunday night for the murder of 32-year-old Sultana Shaikh after forensic reports confirmed that she was strangled to death and did not drown as was initially thought when the body was found. Sultana Shaikh, a resident of Kalyan, was last seen with Shinde on September 10 when she had gone to have dinner with him, according to preliminary investigations in the case.On September 13, a bloated body floating in the Manpada creek was spotted by the watchman of a posh housing complex nearby. The police registered a case of accidental death after the body was fished out. The body was then sent for a post-mortem which said that the death was caused due to drowning. The case would have gone unnoticed had it not been for Sultana Shaikh's mother, who landed up at the Mahatma Phule police station to lodge a missing complaint. Policemen then connected the dots a woman's body had been found, and another woman was complaining about her daughter having gone missing for three days. The body had been buried on September 13 but was exhumed on September 20 after the complaint from Jannatbi, Sultana's mother. A fresh post-mortem was conducted which concluded that Sultana had been strangled before the body was dumped in water to make it look like a case of death due to drowning. VV Lakshmi Narayana, Joint CP, Thane said, "The victim's mother and police were a little suspicious about the case which initially was tagged as death due to drowning. But a detailed probe along with the post-mortem and forensic reports found strangulation as the reason for death. Accordingly investigation was done to zero in on the accused in the case." Shinde had also made one critical mistake - he had left a trail in the form of calls from his mobile phone. According to the investigating officials, scrutiny of call data records (CDRs) of both Shinde and Sultana revealed that they had spoken to each other over 170 times between September 1 and September 10. Investigations in the case were being handled by the same department that Shinde worked for the Kalyan unit of Thane crime branch. It is not yet clear whether he tried to influence the probe in any way and the police said more details will emerge once Shinde is interrogated. The police said that Shinde came in touch with Sultana when her mother used to sell clothes by the roadside near Mahatma Phule police station. They were going steady and Shinde even took a flat on rent for her in Kalyan. When Sultana started insisting on marriage, Shinde allegedly decided to get rid of her, permanently. "The mother told the police that Shinde was resisting Sultana's demands to get married. Shinde had called her daughter for a dinner on September 10. Since then she had not returned. The information was shared with the Thane commissioner of police, Param Bir Singh, and other seniors joint CP VV Lakshmi Narayana and DCP (crime) Parag Manere. It was then decided to take a second opinion from the forensic experts," Shailendra Nagarkar, Sr PI Kalyan crime branch unit said. "Now that it has been proved that strangulation was the reason for the death, the crime branch registered a case against Shinde and arrested him," DCP (Thane crime branch) Parag Manere said.
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2015-12-06Thane corporators surrender in Parmar suicide case - The Hindu
Thane corporators surrender in Parmar suicide case Special Correspondent The four corporators from Thane, who were allegedly named by builder Suraj Parmar in his suicide note, surrendered to the police on Saturday morning and were placed under arrest. While two of them were taken to the JJ Hospital in Mumbai after a preliminary medical examination recommended further tests, the other two were remanded to police custody by the Thane Sessions Court.Parmar, a Thane based builder, had shot himself in a flat in his under construction project in Thane on October 7. His 13 page suicide note allegedly named NCP corporators Vikrant Chavan and Najeeb Mulla, Congress corporator Hanumant Jagdale and independent corporator Sudhakar Chavan as the people who had consistently demanded bribes from him. The note said this was one of the reasons behind the extreme step. The Kasar Wadavli police had subsequently registered a complaint of abetment to suicide. Police officials said all the four corporators surrendered themselves before assistant commissioner of police Dilip Gore, Vartak Nagar division, who is now heading the probe, and were placed under arrest at around 9:00 am on Friday. They were then taken to the Thane Civil Hospital for a medical examination.There are discrepancies in their statements and the facts that have come to light in the police's own investigation. The link between them and the civic officials who were harassing Parmar needs to be investigated, as well as the flow of money. Further, the Income Tax department has also told us that a total of Rs 19 crore had been paid by Parmar as bribes, and this needs to be probed further, special public prosecutor Raja Thakre told the court. The defence argued that the corporators had been cooperating with the police for the past one month, appearing before them every day and answering all their questions, and hence, there was no need for police custody.
Thane corporators surrender in Parmar suicide case - The Hindu
2015-12-06Thane builder suicide: Corporators Chavan, Jagdale sent to police custody - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: Corporators Chavan, Jagdale sent to policecustody By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:December 7, 2015 12:20 am TWO OF the four corporators arrested on charges of abetting the suicide of Cosmos Group owner Suraj Parmar were produced before a local court that remanded them in police custody until December 14. The four corporators Vikrant Chavan (Congress), Najib Mulla, Hanumant Jagdale (both NCP) and Sudhakar Chavan (independent) were placed under formal arrest by the Thane police Saturday after they surrendered following a Bombay High Court directive. Mulla and Vikrant Chavan were produced before a local court Saturday and remanded in police custody for 14 days. However, Jagdale and Sudhakar Chavan could not be produced in court because of health issues. They were taken to JJ hospital to ensure they were fit for police custody. On Sunday, J Kadbule, senior inspector and Thane police spokesperson, said, Jagdale and Chavan were produced before a local court and remanded in police custody until December 14.ť Parmar had shot himself dead on October 7, leaving behind a suicide note in which he blamed the four corporators for harassmentť. ACP Dilip Gore, who is probing the case, said the corporators were not being very cooperative. They are answering some questions and are evasive during others,ť He said, adding that the police were also taking the help of auditors and chartered accountants to check the financial dealings of the accused to find out if anyone else was involved. Gore, however, refused to say what the corporators had told the police so far. Earlier, while arguing against the anticipatory bail of the corporators before the high court, special public prosecutor Raja Thakre had said Rs 1.7 crore had been transferred from the account of one of the corporators to that of NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad and they wanted to question the corporators in that connection. The corporators had come under the scanner after a forensic test was conducted on Parmar's 13-page suicide note. The names of the corporators were first written and later cancelled out as Parmar wrote in his diary that he feared his family would be harassed. The note, the police said, revealed that a nexus of corporators and officials was harassing Parmar for bribes. Following this, the police had registered a case against the corporators for abetment of suicide and criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Thane builder suicide: Corporators Chavan, Jagdale sent to police custody - The Indian Express
2015-12-06Illegal sand, equipment worth Rs 13 crore seized in Thane - Mid-Day
Illegal sand, equipment worth Rs 13 crore seized in Thane By PTI |Posted 06-Dec-2015 Thane: A large stock of sand along with equipment worth Rs 13 crore, used in its illegal dredging was seized by the Thane district administration on Sunday.The raid was conducted by the Thane district collector Ashwini Joshi on Sunday afternoon. "I along with senior officials of revenue department travelled using boats from Mumbra upto Ganesh Ghat in Dombivili and in a surprise raid seized a large stock of sand, along with equipment worth Rs 13 crore", Joshi said.As per an official release, since Saturday authorities have been conducting raids in Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan region. During the raids, 6 suction pumps, 4 cranes, 124 brass of illegally excavated sand, 2 trucks and one tempo had been seized and as many as 8 cases registered, it said.In the raid this morning, 42 suction pumps, 40 barges, 35 cranes, 28 pumps, 5 trucks and 131 brass of sand have been seized and cases registered at the respective police stations, the release added. 12 cement tanks meant for storing the excavated sand were also seized, it added. Joshi said the administration will continue with the raids and not allow any kind of illegal dredging.
2015-12-06Police constable, lawyer arrested on graft charges in Thane - Mid-Day
Police constable, lawyer arrested on graft charges in Thane By PTI |Posted 06-Dec-2015 Thane: A police constable and a lawyer have been arrested by the district Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly demanding bribe from a man in lieu of not taking legal action against him in a theft case. A case of theft against the complainant was pending with the Manickpur police station in Vasai taluka of Palghar district, for which he was served a notice by the police, Inspector Chandramohan Dube of Thane ACB said in an releaseon Sunday.However, the complainant approached police constable Ramnath Khedkar (35), attached with the Manickpur police station, and requested him to not take legal action against him, the release said. It alleged Khedkar, who demanded a bribe of Rs 30,000 to do the favour, asked the complainant to pay Rs 10,000 to a lawyer Sadashiv Harkar, to which he complied. The complainant was reminded to furnish the remaining amount, following which he filed a complaint with ACB, the release said.The sleuths of the ACB on Friday laid a trap and nabbed the two accused while allegedly accepting Rs 15,000 from the complainant, it said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, the release said, adding further investigation is on.
2015-12-064 corporators held in Thane builder Suraj Parmar's suicide case - Mid-Day
4 corporators held in Thane builder Suraj Parmar's suicide case By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 06-Dec-2015 Thane-based builder Suraj Parmar had committed suicide by shooting himself on October 7; Bombay High Court rejects anticipatory bail of all four accused Four corporators who find mention in builder Suraj Parmar's suicide note presented themselves before the Thane police on Saturday. The Bombay High Court had asked the four to surrender after rejecting their anticipatory bail application. High Court tells 4 TMC corporators to surrender Vikrant Chavan, Hanumant Jagdale, Sudhakar Chavan and Najib Mulla. Thane National Congress Party's Najeeb Mulla and Hanumant Jagdale, Indian National Congress Vikrant Chavan and independent candidate Sudhakar Chavan had asked for bail on December 1. Their names were written by Parmar, the chairperson of Cosmos Group, in a suicide note that alleged continuous harassment for bribes by a nexus of corporators. 4 corporators move court, but cops can't find them Parmar, 46, shot himself on October 7. The Thane police registered an offence and the investigations were handed to ACP Dilip Gore. Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thakare, appointed by the Thane police in the case, argued in the Bombay High Court that Rs 1 crore was transferred to the account of NCP MLA Jeetendra Awhad from Mulla's account. Thakare also stated that around Rs 19 crores have been exchanged from Parmar's account to several bureaucrats. The Thane police also claimed that this arrest would lead them to solve a murder that had taken place 25 years ago. One of the corporators was the alleged accused in that case. We are investigating, said Joint Commissioner of police, Thane, VV Laxminarayana. Politicians named in diary Meanwhile, the Thane police have found Parmar's old diary, in which he has mentioned that he paid several politicians, urban development officers of the Thane Municipal Corporation and Mantralaya, and MHADA officers. The politicians who received kickbacks from Parmar. Two Thane Shiv Sena leaders: Rs 10 lakh, Thane NCP leader: Rs 5 lakh, One of the corporators in the suicide note: Rs 5 lakh, Congress corporator: Rs 5 lakh, Republican Party of Indian leader: Rs 5 lakh, One Thane MNS leader: Rs 5 lakh
4 corporators held in Thane builder Suraj Parmar
2015-12-05Thane builder suicide: 2 corporators remanded in police custody for 14 days, 2 ... - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: 2 corporators remanded in police custody for 14 days, 2 others to undergo check-up Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:December 6, 2015 1:17 am A Thane Sessions Court Saturday remanded two of the four corporators, accused of driving builder Suraj Parmar to his death, in police custody for 14 days. The other two have been taken to J J Hospital to ensure they are fit for police custody. Parmar, the owner of Cosmos Group, had shot himself dead on October 7 inside one of his under-construction projects. The corporators Vikrant Chavan (Congress), Najib Mulla, Hanumant Jagdale (both NCP) and Sudhakar Chavan (Independent) surrendered at the Kasar Wadavli police station in Thane on Saturday morning and were placed under arrest as per the order of the Bombay High Court on December 1. While the court had told them to surrender immediately, they had sought additional time. Two corporators have been remanded in police custody and two others will be produced in court after they undergo a fitness test,ť said Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thakare. Thakare also argued that there are some discrepancies between the facts coming out of the probe and the statements of the accused corporators and that it needs to be investigated. After their arrest by Dilip Gore, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Vartak Nagar Division, the accused were taken to Thane Civil Hospital where doctors declared Mulla fit but said the other three required additional medical tests. The police said that Vikrant Chavan refused to travel to J J Hospital while Sudhakar Chavan and Jagdale raised no such objections. The corporators had come under the scanner after a forensic test was conducted on the 13-page suicide note that Parmar had left behind. The names were first written and later cancelled out as Parmar wrote in his diary that he feared that his family would be harassedť. The note, the police said, revealed that a nexus of corporators and officials was harassing him for bribes. Following this, the police had registered a case of abetment of suicide against the corporators and criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Thane builder suicide: 2 corporators remanded in police custody for 14 days, 2 ... - The Indian Express
2015-12-05Another Thane corporator booked for extortion - Times of India
Another Thane corporator booked for extortion Nishikant Karlikar, TNN | Dec 5, 2015, 11.03PM IST MUMBAI: Thane politicians, reeling from the corruption and bribery scandal that unfolded following the suicide of builder Suraj Parmar, received another blow after a senior Congress corporator was booked on charges of extortion and cheating on Friday. City builder R G Pataskar filed a complaint with the Kasarvadavli police station against corporator Narayan Pawar and three others, accusing them of criminal collusion, harassment and demanding Rs 3 crore to clear him from what he alleged was 'a web of deceit and lies spun by this cartel'. Pawar and his aides Salim Saddumiyan Shaikh, Ramrao M Gurala and Pradeep Madhukar Burke have been accused of creating obstacles for the 74-year-old builder's residential-cum commercial project, Pataskar-Eclat, at Kavesar along Ghodbunder road. In his complaint the elderly builder claimed his high-rise project was targeted from the start and though the towers have been completed and sold out, the political cartel was deliberately creating legal hurdles and was instrumental in denying it an occupancy certificate. In his complaint, the builder said the Pataskar group paid for the development rights on 11,500 sq mt of land at Kavesar from Shaikh way back in 1997. However, sometime in 2008 Shaikh fabricated records and sold 34 gunthas of the same plot to one Ramrao Gurala, who in turn sold it to one Pradip Burke. As land prices had soared in 10 years, Shaikh sought to create third party interest and blackmail Pataskar into giving them funds, the complainant said, adding fake land records and notary papers were created to support Shaikh's claim. The complainant said corporator Pawar was part of the criminal gang, adding he demanded Rs 3 crore from the builder to 'settle' the created obstructions. Pataskar claimed he had made a part payment of Rs 3 lakh to the corporator and was being continuously pressured to make the remaining payment. Threats were also issued by the cartel to pull down his entire unoccupied high-rise if the payments were not made and the cartel prevailed upon the civic officialdom to delay and deny the OC till date, Pataskar has alleged. Police have registered a criminal case against the four under IPC sections 384, 467, 468, 471, 420 of the IPC and investigations were underway. No arrests have been made so far in connection with the case.
2015-12-05Blame game delays addl Thane-Diva rail corridor - Times of India
Blame game delays addl Thane-Diva rail corridor Manoj Badgeri, TNN | Dec 5, 2015, 09.42PM IST Thane: The suburban railway passenger associations raised questions about the administrative willingness on part of the Central Railways (CR) and other state and civic agencies to ensure timely completion of the fifth and sixth corridor between Thane and Diva. Activists have been seeking faster implementation of the project so that more trains can be run on the sector to ease the growing crowd during peak periods. Members from suburban passenger associations in a meeting complained that the CR authorities are giving different versions to elected representatives and passenger associations for the delay in the project. While initially, they cited rehabilitation of structures, they are now blaming delay on part of the TMC to approve chopping of nearly 150 trees on the stretch. Recently, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) that is the executing agency of the project in coordination with the CR claimed to have achieved a major portion of the work. "We have found that there is no coordination in the work executed by the MRVC in coordination with the CR. If they were facing a problem they could have alerted the civic officials earlier rather than waiting for the last minute," said Nandkumar Deshmukh, president of a suburban railway association. The members also lamented there was incongruity in the answers given by the agencies. "While the MRVC says it will take four years, the railways say that the project would be completed within a year-and-a-half," he said. Activists were also planning to meet the railway authorities and seek a definite time period for executing the project.
2015-12-05'If level crossings go, 100 more CR services for Thane-Kalyan' - Times of India
If level crossings go, 100 more CR services for Thane-Kalyan Manthan K Mehta, TNN | Dec 6, 2015, 01.12AM IST MUMBAI: Railways have the potential to introduce 100 more services in the over-crowded belt between Thane and Kalyan, provided the state government helps in elimination of level-crossing gates and speeds up execution of fifth and sixth lines between Thane and Diva. As against 611 services for Dombivli and 550 for Kalyan, CR is able to run only 430 services for Kalva, Mumbra, Diva and Kopar stations. At Thakurli, the number of services stands at a mere 369. In 2011, CR converted all services to 12 cars, besides introducing 15-car services. As a result, the number of coaches has increased by 16 per cent from 2010. Comparatively, the number of coaches in Thane and Kalyan have increased by 10 per cent and by 12 per cent in Dombivli since 2010. A senior CR official said, "Elimination of level crossings should be given priority," further explaining, "In the late '90s, flyovers began to spring up across the city to reduce congestion at intersections. Similarly, we need to build overbridges and eliminate level crossings, which affect the punctuality." On an average, these level crossing gates are opened 80 times between 2-4 minutes. Between Kalyan-Diva, there are six lines and it impacts punctuality in the slow, fast and long-distance corridors." He added, "What we need is infusion of more services in Kalva-Diva belt to reduce overcrowding. This will also partly eliminate the problem of accidents due to falling from train, witnessed in large numbers in this belt." On September 28, Bhavesh Nakate (21), whose accidental death video had gone viral, had fallen off a crowded moving local between Diva and Kopar stations. The official said, "Our focus is primarily on introduction of new services in this belt. Last time, when the timetable was revised, we had introduced 14 services in Kalva-Kopar, 23 in Dombivli and 27 in Kalyan and beyond. Still, the problem of overcrowding persists." The Thane-Diva fifth and sixth lines project, expected to bring relief, has also been delayed due to political interference. A senior MRVC official said, "The relief and rehabilitation issue is not yet resolved as some politicians want alternate accommodation for those who are not eligible. The project was supposed to get over in June this year, but it now has a deadline of December 2017."
2015-12-05'Slum survey in Thane to start by Jan' - Times of India
Slum survey in Thane to start by Jan Manoj Badgeri, TNN Dec 5, 2015, 10.42 PM IST Thane: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) is likely to begin the biometric slum hutment survey in the city by early next year. The SRA is planning to complete the entire process within nine months. SRA chief executive officer Aseem Gupta said that after the survey was carried out in Mumbai, they will begin operation in the city by January 15. Nearly, 222 slum areas in the city will be mapped. ''We are in the process of setting up a team in the city to begin operations. The biometric survey in the city will be carried out on the lines of Mumbai. Through this we will get an exact number of slum dwellers who have to be rehabilitated under the scheme,'' said Gupta. A temporary one-point SRA contact centre has been set up on Gladys Alvares Road. Three deputy collectors, along with engineers and survey workers, will be deputed. Once all the formalities are complete, the team will start functioning from this premises, Gupta said. Those eligible for the scheme will have to provide relevant documents like Aadhar card and other identity proof. They will then be issued a smart card. Also, a GIS mapping of structures will be carried out to ensure its digital presence for further reference. According to a TMC survey, currently there are 9.83 lakh people living in slums across the city. "Slums in the city have become a big challenge while planning redevelopment," said a top bureaucrat.
2015-12-05Doctor duped of Rs 5 lakh over father's kidney transplant in Thane - Mid-Day
Doctor duped of Rs 5 lakh over father's kidney transplant in Thane By PTI |Posted 05-Dec-2015 Thane: Three persons including two women from Delhi, allegedly duped a local doctor of Rs 5 lakhs after promising him to get a kidney transplant done for his ailing father, police said on Saturday. Police Inspector D N Patil of Badlapur (E) Police station said that victim Krishna Bhaskar Nimsakhare's 65-year-old father was suffering from renal failure. As the doctor was hunting for a matching donor, he came in contact with the three accused from Delhi. The trio Khaif Khan, Karippa and Neha Mehra, who posed as employees of Max Hospital in Delhi told Krishna that they can help him in getting the transplantation done there for Rs 20 lakhs for which they demanded Rs 5 lakh in advance. Later, stating that the transplantation cannot be done in Mumbai they took the patient to Delhi few months back and kept him there for some days only to be sent back for lack of donors in September this year. As nothing materialised after that, the doctor grew suspicious and lodged a cheating complaint last evening. The police have charged the trio under sections 420, and 406 rw 34 of the IPC. However, no arrests have been made in the case so far and a hunt has been launched for the trio. According to the doctor, one of the accused, on continuous pursuance of the matter, had even issued a refund cheque of Rs 5 lakh but it had bounced.
2015-12-04​Shani temple in Thane shows the way ahead - Daily News & Analysis
Shani temple in Thane shows the way ahead Friday, 4 December 2015 - 7:30am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Imran Fazal A woman offers prayers at Killa Maruti Mandir in Thane A Peshwa period Shani temple in Thane sees hundreds of women praying inside on Saturdays. The temple has never stopped any woman from praying or offering arti to the deity. The Killa Maruti Mandir in Thane, located besides the Central jail, is one of the oldest Shani temples in the city and was reportedly founded during the Peshwa reign. Women are allowed inside the temple and pray to the idol, which is believed to have come from the ground itself. Temple priest Mukund Pathak, who has been in the position for the last 50 years, said, We never stopped women from praying or entering the temple, as we never had any such rules. All men and women should have an equal opportunity to pray. Sangeeta Pathak, his sister-in-law, lives with her husband and daughter inside the temple premises. She is the one who cleans the temple and opens the doors for devotees daily. We have always been open to women devotees. They are also allowed to offer oil and milk to the idol. No one stops them from doing so, said Sangeeta. One of the devotees, Sushma Sajekar, is a regular attendee. She said, I feel that praying to God should not be gender based. I have been praying in this temple since I was small. I feel blessed by that.
​Shani temple in Thane shows the way ahead - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-04More duping allegations against conman who duped Thane executive - Mumbai Mirror
More duping allegations against conman who duped Thane executive By Dharmendra Tiwari, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 4, 2015, 09.00 PM IST Days after Mumbai Mirror reported about a conman duping a Thane-based senior executive of thousands by luring him with a business promise worth crores, several industrialists and executives have come forward with similar claims. S Ramesh, who runs a unit called MediPharm in Thane, said, "After reading a news report and seeing the picture, I realised that it's the same person who has duped me a month ago of Rs 50,000." According to Ramesh, Deep Patel came to his manufacturing unit located at Wagle Estate and claimed that he worked in a big company located in New Delhi and enquired about a big business deal worth crores. "During our conversation, Patel claimed that his bag and wallet were stolen during transit and he was left with no money. He said that he needed to travel further to strike another land deal," Ramesh said. Using similar modus operandi, Patel took undue advantage of Ramesh and asked for Rs 50,000. Ramesh took him home and then handed over Rs 50,000 since he did not have that much cash with him in his office. "When I called on the number printed on Patel's visiting card, the said company's Human Resources Development claimed that no such person worked with them," Ramesh added. Hariharan Sangameswaran, a real estate consultant in the same area identified Patel as Manish Nagda, an executive from 'United Technologies', who spoke fluent English and was humble in nature. Hariharan said, "One day we received call from Nagda enquiring about plots in Navi Mumbai and at the Gujarat-Maharashtra boarder, to park around 1,000 odd containers." Nagda had also allegedly met Hariharan at the domestic airport and then requested him for some money using the same excuse. Oswal Dsouza, another real estate agent from Thane, had also met Nagda at the airport to discuss the business deal from a company called 'United Technologies' to set up a plant in Silvassa. In this case, Nagda had only managed to extract Rs 2,000. An Economic Offence Wing officer from the General Cheating branch said, "Looking at the matter, it seems like the same person used different identities but a similar modus operandi to dupe the victims." It also appeared that this conman not only targeted industrialists and real estate agents from the Thane-Navi Mumbai locality, after doing enough homework before every operation.
2015-12-04Thane builder suicide: Police trace another diary - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: Police trace another diary By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Dec 5, 2015, 1:20 The probe into the death of Thane builder Suraj Parmar took another turn on Friday with reports claiming that police investigators have traced another dairy belonging to the deceased, where he allegedly made notes regarding payments worth crores to politicians in the run up to the general and assembly elections in 2014. Police sources claimed the dairy names three more politicians. Sources said police are investigating if five code words allegedly mentioned in the dairy could be initials of senior politicians in Thane. Parmar, who built a real estate empire in Mumbai's satellite town Thane, shot himself dead on October 7 leaving a suicide note alleging harassment by politicians and civic officials. He allegedly named some politicians but scribbled them out. Thane police registered a case against four corporators Najib Mulla and Hanumant Jagdale (both NCP), Sudhakar Chavan (Independent) and Vikrant Chavan (Congress), with investigators claiming forensic analysis note found Parmar had named them in the note. The prosecution questioned the alleged transfer of Rs 1.7 crore to NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad's account. The defence claimed Parmar's diary listed payments made to one ESť.
Thane builder suicide: Police trace another diary - The Indian Express
2015-12-04Marathi medium schools still in demand in Thane - Business Standard
Marathi medium schools still in demand in Thane - Business Standard
2015-12-04Slum Rehabilitation Authority starts Biometric-Enabled Slum Hutment Survey in ... - Economic Times
Slum Rehabilitation Authority starts Biometric-Enabled Slum Hutment Survey in Mumbai, Thane By Kailash Babar, ET Bureau | 4 Dec, 2015, 06.57PM IST MUMBAI: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has started Biometric Slum Hutment Survey that will help existing slum dwellers establishing their residence proofs. On Friday, the survey was started from the slum of Mogra village and Majaswadi of Jogeshwari suburb in Mumbai. The initiative will provide slum dwellers the 'Right of Residence', SRA said in a statement. Under the programme, all the slum dwellers in Mumbai and Thane region will be surveyed. Following this Survey, the slum-dweller will be provided with a 'Smart Card' that will act as a proof of survey as a slum-dwellers and his residence. The Survey will also ensure rehabilitation of slums, hutments in a proper and systematic manner. The program that will be using Geographical Information System (GIS) Map is expected to benefit slum dwellers and ensure housing for all legal slum dwellers. The survey will compile digital maps of all the hutments in the region.
Slum Rehabilitation Authority starts Biometric-Enabled Slum Hutment Survey in ... - Economic Times
2015-12-04Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn to perform at Homburg Theatre - The Guardian
Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn to perform at Homburg Theatre Sally Cole Published on December 04, 2015 Legendary rock roll photographer John Rowlands sets mood for Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings Elvis Rockin Christmas, tonight in Charlottetown For the past two decades, Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn has been singing for enthusiastic audiences. Backed up by his rock n roll band, he has travelled across the country, playing all the songs made popular by the Kingť including Love Me Tender, Suspicious Minds, Blue Suede Shoes and Unchained Melody. Now, the performing artist is taking things up another notch when his show, Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings Elvis Rockin Christmas, hits the boards of the Homburg Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts tonight in Charlottetown. He's partnering with John Rowlands, a legendary rock n roll photographer who has shot everyone from the Beatles to Bowie. In 1972, John was hired by RCA to shoot Elvis at a concert. He did such a great job that they kept him on for four years. So the really neat thing about having him with us is that we have a real piece of Elvis history,ť says Dunn, during a telephone interview. This special guest will open the show. John adds another level of realism to the concert. He'll be standing behind a podium, showing pictures of Elvis and other entertainers, that he's taken over the years. He'll also give insight into what it was like to be on the road with Elvis and the TCB band. He's Mr. Cool, Mr. Charisma and he has plenty of stories to tell. This immersion approach was a hit in Newfoundland where Dunn just had two sold-out shows. I met a man after the show who described it as a time machine. He told me John sets it up, you bring it out and together you deliver the goods. So I believe we have something unique that no one else in the world has, right now and I couldn't be more proud,ť says Dunn who, after the opening act, will step onto the stage. The premise of his show is that it's Dec. 24, 1973, and audience members have arrived in Las Vegas to see the opening night of Elvis new show. Because of the time of the year, he's doing Christmas songs. So there are lots of Elvis hard-driving rock n roll songs with what, I think, are everyone's favourite Christmas songs.ť Dunn is hoping that audience members will come along on his Christmas journey with him. It's a great ride. Just sit back, relax and leave the driving to us.ť
Elvis tribute artist Thane Dunn to perform at Homburg Theatre - The Guardian
2015-12-04Amante to open first store in Thane, India - Fibre2fashion.com
Amante to open first store in Thane, India December 04, 2015 (India) Amante, a leading South Asian lingerie brand owned by MAS Brands, will open its first store at Viviana Mall in Thane, India on 11th December, 2015 as a part of its expansion drive in India and Sri Lanka, according to a press release issued by the brand. The brand is renowned in the Indian and Sri Lankan market, and wishes to become the leading brand in the region with its USP of value premium positioning and customer centric innovation. As a part of the strategy, it offers a fine collection of lingerie in the region. Amante has been present in India since 2007, and has outlets across 1,000 locations in the country. Its lingerie has been designed to suit the figure and structure of Indian women. The brand opened its first exclusive store in Sri Lanka in December 2013. (MCJ)
2015-12-03Be part of open forum for Smart Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Be part of open forum for Smart Thane Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 6:35am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha Since smart city plans have to be submitted to the central government by December 15, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is in its final stage of completing the presentation. As part of the second phase of the project, an open forum discussion is being organised on Friday at Gadkari Rangayatan from 11am to 2pm. After giving tremendous response through ballots, networking sites and other mediums, Thanekars will once again get an opportunity to share their views about Smart Thane with civic chief, additional commissioner, mayor and other delegates. Civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal said, We have received tremendous response through different mediums, with over 1.98 lakh residents filling up the forms. Most of the youngsters took to Facebook and Twitter to express their views about Smart Thane. Now, we are expecting them to give us ideas at this forum. Many people have already worked out their timing to attend the discussion. Sudhakar Parab, an active resident, said, I will definitely participate in this discussion and speak about improving the parking facility in Thane, as there is too much chaos on the road because of illegal parking. The elderly have planned to speak about dedicated space for them and good roads across the city. The TMC is expecting good number of people to participate in the discussion and has advised people to ask questions relevant to developing Thane as a smart city. Do attend Venue: Gadkari Rangayatan Time: 11am to 2 pm Date: Friday
2015-12-03Thane: 2 tour operators booked for duping Mecca tourists of Rs 18 lakh - Mid-Day
Thane: A case has been registered against two tour operators, including one from Ahmedabad, for allegedly duping 51 pilgrims planning to visit Mecca to the tune of Rs 18 lakh, police said today. The accused duo has been identified as Shoaib Khandawalla (Ahmedabad) and Nasir Shaikh from Kalyan, Assistant Police Inspector N R Desle of Bazarpeth Police station (Kalyan division) said. The case was registered based on a complaint lodged by one of the victims. "The duo duped 51 tourists. Between January and April this year, the accused had collected Rs 19.60 lakh from the pilgrims residing in Thane, Mumbai and Kalyan. The operators issued travel tickets to them, but kept changing the tour dates and never took people on the tour, police said. "When the tour did not materialise, the complainant contacted them and demanded their money back. After several reminders the accused refunded Rs 2 lakh out of the total Rs 19.60 lakh collected from the pilgrims," he said. However, the duo did not refund the balance sum of Rs 17.60 lakh, which they utilised for their benefits, the police complaint said. The duo has been charged under sections various sections of the Indian Penal Code. No arrest has been made in this connection yet, police said.
Thane: 2 tour operators booked for duping Mecca tourists of Rs 18 lakh - Mid-Day
2015-12-03Thane: Two tour operators booked for duping Mecca tourists of Rs 18 lakh - Mid-Day
Thane: Two tour operators booked for duping Mecca tourists of Rs 18 lakh By PTI |Posted 03-Dec-2015 Thane: A case has been registered against two tour operators, including one from Ahmedabad, for allegedly duping 51 pilgrims planning to visit Mecca to the tune of Rs 18 lakh, police said today. The accused duo has been identified as Shoaib Khandawalla (Ahmedabad) and Nasir Shaikh from Kalyan, Assistant Police Inspector N R Desle of Bazarpeth Police station (Kalyan division) said. The case was registered based on a complaint lodged by one of the victims. "The duo duped 51 tourists. Between January and April this year, the accused had collected Rs 19.60 lakh from the pilgrims residing in Thane, Mumbai and Kalyan. The operators issued travel tickets to them, but kept changing the tour dates and never took people on the tour, police said. "When the tour did not materialise, the complainant contacted them and demanded their money back. After several reminders the accused refunded Rs 2 lakh out of the total Rs 19.60 lakh collected from the pilgrims," he said. However, the duo did not refund the balance sum of Rs 17.60 lakh, which they utilised for their benefits, the police complaint said. The duo has been charged under sections various sections of the Indian Penal Code. No arrest has been made in this connection yet, police said.
Thane: Two tour operators booked for duping Mecca tourists of Rs 18 lakh - Mid-Day
2015-12-03Moncton's Thane Dunn known as one of the best Elvis Presley impersonators in ... - Globalnews.ca
Thane Dunn is a fiercely private man when he's not on stage, but he did reveal to Global News a bit about how he became obsessed with the King. I think Elvis had a connection with people something we don't see with stars these days, he said.Dunn says he tries to duplicate that connection in his own stage performances. Growing up in Moncton, he was heavily influenced by his boyhood idol.But it was in grade six when Dunn had his first chance to channel Elvis on stage.They had like a talent show and I got beat by a group of girls that were doing a clog dance with those big Danish shoes. Dunn performs to sell-out crowds across the country, wearing an impressive collection of costumes. Shelley Steeves Global News But his Elvis persona has followed him ever since. When I was in high school, I was in several rock and roll bands and the thing I always got from people is, you sound like Elvis. It was in 2009 that Dunn realized what he was meant to do. I won the world's largest Elvis tribute contest and I came home and I quit my full time job and say this is what I am going to try to do. He hasn't looked back since. Now he performs to sell-out crowds across the country, wearing an impressive collection of costumes. People were so crazy about Elvis that they would try to grab a hold of the cape and try to haul him off stage. Dunn said that happened to him. He said he will continue channeling Elvis in every performance he does. The big climax where the cape comes up and I turn my back to the audience and they see that cape. You get a sense of what it was like to be Elvis Presley.
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2015-12-03Residents to contribute in making Thane a smart city - Times of India
Residents to contribute in making Thane a smart city TNN | Dec 4, 2015, 12.12 AM IS THANE: The TMC will listen to residents view before finalising the blue print for converting Thane into a smart one. A seminar has been organised at Gadkari Rangayatan to know what residents feel about the move, following which, the same will be presented for approval. Over two lakh residents have suggested ways so far.
2015-12-03Thane: 2 tour operators booked for duping Mecca tourists of Rs 18 lakh - Daijiworld.com
2015-12-03Thane builder suicide: Another NCP leader under police scanner - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: Another NCP leader under police scanner Written by Sandeep A Ashar Mumbai Published:Dec 4, 2015, 2:23 DAYS after the prosecution named Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Jitendra Awhad while arguing against the anticipatory bail plea of four Thane corporators accused in the suicide of Thane builder Suraj Parmar, one more NCP politician's name has been linked to the controversy. Documents with The Indian Express show that MLC Niranjan Davkhare, who is also the youth wing chief of Maharashtra NCP, approached Minister of State for Urban Development Ranjeet Patil in June seeking the latter's intervention in getting permissions for the very building projects that two NCP corporators, Najib Mulla and Hanumant Jagdale, had raised objections against. Mulla and Jagdale were among the four corporators Parmar had named in his suicide note. Parmar, who operated a real estate business in Thane, shot himself on October 7. Later, the Thane police registered a case against Mulla, Jagdale and two more corporators Vikrant Chavan (Congress) and Sudhakar Chavan (Independent). On November 30, former Maharashtra minister Awhad's name was linked to the controversy when the prosecution questioned the transfer of Rs 1.7 crore from Mulla's bank account to Awhad's. A Thane police source told The Indian Express that the role of Niranjan, son of Maharashtra Legislative Council deputy chairman Vasant Davkhare, was now being probed. Joint Commissioner of Police (Thane) V V Lakshminarayan said, Investigations are on in the case.ť He refused to divulge further details. Speaking to The Indian Express, Niranjan acknowledged that he had arranged for Parmar's meeting with Patil. I came in touch with Suraj (Parmar) over some social work. We became friends. He had come to me for help, claiming some local elements were traumatising him. My belief was that the problems he had been facing were borne out of an ego tussle, and that it was wise to approach the minister for a legally valid solution. He said Parmar had told him that efforts to sort things out locally had been futile. Asked if Parmar had specifically named Mulla and Jagdale among those opposing his projects, Niranjan did not give a direct answer. I had been given to understand that efforts to sort matters out locally hadn't succeeded, he said. The documents further reveal that acting on a request from Niranjan, Patil convened a meeting with Parmar and senior corporation officials on June 23 and also issued certain directives to the civic body. Niranjan, too, attended this meeting. Hinting at a deep rift within the NCP in Thane, Mulla told The Indian Express that Niranjan could have first approached him and the other corporators opposing the projects, instead of approaching a minister. He (Davkhare) is my superior in the party. Had he contacted me, I would have explained that we raised the matter in public interest.ť Niranjan, meanwhile, claimed that he approached Patil only after he was convinced that Parmar was indeed undergoing mental trauma over his stalled projects. Mulla added that the June 23 meeting was an eyewashť. The government and the Thane civic administration should come clean on whether the directives the minister issued at the meeting were in line with the norms, he said. Patil had earlier told The Indian Express that the directives he issued on June 23 were an administrative orderť and that he was within his rights to do so. Official documents show that Principal Secretary (UD) Nitin Kareer had okayed issuance of the minister's directives stating that they asked the TMC to re-verify each case on meritť. Meanwhile, Awhad issued a detailed note Thursday refuting any link. We (Mulla and myself) had formed a company (Dream Realtors) along with two other directors in 2009 and have regularly filed tax returns. The Rs 1.7 crore transferred into my account was towards the director's remuneration and interest,ť he said.
Thane builder suicide: Another NCP leader under police scanner - The Indian Express
2015-12-02No advance bail, 4 Thane corporators to surrender - Daily News & Analysis
No advance bail, 4 Thane corporators to surrender Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 7:55am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna | From the print edition dna Correspondent With a view to averting any adverse remarks from the court, the four Thane municipal corporators alleged to have abetted the suicide of developer Suraj Parmar withdrew their anticipatory bail applications filed before the Bombay high court on Tuesday, after the court rejected their pleas. Justice Ajey Gadkari, dismissing the applications on the grounds of withdrawal, directed them to surrender before the police on Saturday by 9 am. Considering the enormous magnitude of the offence and gravity of the case, the applications stand rejected. The interim relief grated to them by way of not to arrest till the final hearing was also vacated. They were asked whether they would surrender or appeal against the order and proceedings were adjourned post lunch break. The four corporators, Vikrant Chavan of the Congress, Najib Mulla, Hanumant Jagdale, both NCP, and Sudhakar Chavan, an independent, had moved the high court in November after the Thane sessions court rejected their anticipatory bail plea. The four contented they were not involved in the suicide of the developer and had complained only against illegal constructions being carried out in Thane area by not only the deceased but others developers as well. Further, it was argued that since they belong to the opposition parties they were being implicated. They have been cooperating in the probe and custodial interrogation was not required. Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thackeray had strongly opposed the pleas on the ground that the police need to probe the money trail angle of the accused and since they were having major political clout the TMC officials were not coming forward to give details. Only if they are in custody would they do so. In one of the hearing he also argued that the police also needed to find out the details of money transferred from an accused account to NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. The Thane police had registered a case after a notebook containing handwritten notes left by Parmar in his car as his suicide note revealed names of these accused, who allegedly harassed him. Parmar had scratched out the names and explained the deletion out of fear that they would harass or harm his family. Parmar had shot himself on October 7. His suicide note alleged that a nexus of corporators and officials was harassing him for bribes.
No advance bail, 4 Thane corporators to surrender - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-02Thane Corporation sets-up war room to handle smart city info - Daily News & Analysis
Thane Corporation sets-up war room to handle smart city info Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 7:05am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha The smart city campaign is leading to new developments everyday. The latest one being the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) making provision for smart city war room at its headquarters to assemble all data and information regarding the project. Briefing about the smart city war room, additional civic chief Sunil Chavan said, We have received an overwhelming response from Thanekars through citizen engagement campaign, which was organised between November 23 and 27. Around one lac active residents shared their views through vote ballots, e-mails, networking sites and other mediums. The effort to get people's view about how they want their city to be developed has yield fruitful results, as maximum residents have suggested to decongest the station area, he added. Under the different heads suggested in the forms, residents were asked to choose from 24x7 water supply, single window access to facilities, online municipal services and safety and security for women and children. They were also asked to give opinion on my city is clean and garbage free, commuting in Thane is hassle-free experience for me, I have access to recreational activities, it is convenient to walk and cycle and my city is green and pollution-free. From among the options of my choice for smart station area, congested area, waterfront and new developing area, maximum Thanekars suggested that congested areas must be taken up on priority for development. For smart city survey, 48 distribution booths were installed and 75 officials were made in charge. Forty-five young inspectors from self-help groups, 15 from NSS self help-groups and 120 data entry operators were also part of the survey. About 72,000 students had submitted essay about smart city and their views, Chavan said. The war room and data compilation will be managed by Crisil, in close coordination with the TMC.
2015-12-02Mumbai: Passenger associations want more services on Thane-Karjat/ Kasara routes - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Passenger associations want more services on Thane-Karjat/ Kasara routes By Shashank Rao |Posted 4 hours Passenger associations have demanded more trains on the Thane-Karjat/Kasara routes; Railway Minister has asked for a committee to be formed to work on passenger safety. Perhaps, if Central Railway had more trains, the city would not have witnessed the tragic death of a 21-year-old who fell off a crowded train last week, reported first by mid-day. Local passenger associations feel that the only way to save lives is to increase train services on the Thane-Karjat/ Kasara routes. Members of passenger associations at the condolence meeting for Bhavesh Nakate who fell from a moving train and lost his life recently. Already 627 train services are plying on this stretch out of the total 1,610 services operated on the Mumbai suburban railway. On December 1, passenger associations held a condolence meet for the deceased Bhavesh Nakate, who died after falling from a crowded moving train, at Dombivli station. We, as an association, are asking fellow commuters not to board crowded trains, said Jitendra Vishwe, Upnagar Rail Pravasi Sangh. mid-day was the first to highlight this issue, and the video taken by a fellow commuter travelling in the same train of the youngster who fell off between Kopar and Diva stations. There is a need for having more train services beyond Thane towards the north, said rail activist Vandana Sonawane, who resides at Dombivli. Punctuality issuesEarly this year, the CR authorities added 17 new services between Thane and further north. The officials claim that most of them were added in the morning and evening peak hours. There is a possibility of running 5-6 services more under the current condition, but it shall impact the trains punctuality, said a CR official. Sources added that chances of adding more services are restricted under the current circumstances, unless the MRVC completes work on the fifth and sixth lines between Thane and Diva. Presently, there are hundreds of shanties and slums that are blocking the way for these additional rail lines. MRVC officials claim that it being a politically sensitive location, they are being cautious in resolving the issue. Prabhu Ranjan, chief PRO of MRVC said, There are issues of rehabilitating people staying there apart from land acquisition needed. We are in constant touch with the state government authorities so that work on the fifth and sixth lines can be completed sooner. However, the passenger associations claim that it is the job of railway authorities to operate trains on time. When people are paying for the tickets then it is the railway's job to provide services on time, said Subhash Gupta, member, National Railway Users Consultative Committee. Want parallel roadThe people also claim that there is a strong need for better connectivity between Thane and Kalyan. There is a need for a parallel road between Thane and Kalyan along the rail lines. This will surely help as people would take it, said Vishwanath Datrak of the Kalyan-Kasara Passengers Association. Focus on Rail safety On December 1, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu met Members of Parliament in Delhi over the accidents on the suburban rail. He had already asked the officials to set up a committee to inspect and work on passenger safety, whose report would be submitted within a month. Local NGOs and rail passenger associations too would be involved in the process. Automatic closed doors in local trains will be introduced soon. Trials for them are going on, on the Western Railway Height of all platforms will be raised to 920 mm by 2016. Fencing shall be carried out between railway stations and more 15-car trains shall be operated. The last time attention was drawn to these issues was after Monika More slipped while boarding a moving train and lost her limbs.
Mumbai: Passenger associations want more services on Thane-Karjat/ Kasara routes - Mid-Day
2015-12-02Thane Stenner: How margin debt can predict investor overconfidence - The Globe and Mail
Thane Stenner: How margin debt can predict investor over confidence Thane Stenner Special to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015 7:17PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015 7:39PM EST I have been working in the investment industry for 28 years now. Throughout that time, I have yet to find the secretť to investment success the one thing you can do to guarantee outstanding performance. I don't know anyone else who has either. It is a combination of many important factors.However, I have found the secret of what I might call unsuccess the one reason, more than any other, why some investors (including some very wealthy, very smart investors) don't do as well as they should; the one thing you can do to guarantee underperformance. And that is: overconfidence.Overconfidence in your investment thesis that an opportunity will play out exactly as you think it will. Overconfidence in your predictions the belief that you have the right read on the market, or the economy, or a given financial event. Overconfidence in your particular point of view that you don't have to revisit or reconsider your strategy, or hedge or diversify your portfolio because you've considered every possible contingency.Over the years, I have seen more financial disasters both personal and macro caused by overconfidence than by any other reason. Looking back, we can see that overconfidence in U.S. residential real estate is the reason we went through the 2007-08 U.S. financial crisis. Back in 2001, overconfidence in the New Economy (dot-coms and other high-tech stocks) caused the Nasdaq Stock Market bubble to burst. And I'm pretty sure that whatever crisis we face next, the root cause of it will be overconfidence.Thats why I like to keep a very close eye on measurements of market confidence. The idea is simple: The more confidence there is, the greater the possibility that investors are being overconfident, and the more likely there will be some form of correction or pullback in the near future.There are many different statistics and surveys and formulas that track confidence. But the one I like most is the level of margin debt. Its a little different than other measures in that the figures are already several weeks old when they're published. But its a reasonable leading indicator when considering the next 12 to 36 months.What I like is that margin debt isn't subjective it doesn't rely on what investors say about confidence, but rather what they do. Borrowing to invest is the ultimate expression of confidence: The only reason you do it is because you think the market is going up.Over the past 20 years, margin debt has had a strong positive correlation with stock market returns. When margin debt gets high, chances are that a contraction is around the corner.So, what is margin debt telling us right now? Well, margin debt as a percentage of gross domestic product recently peaked at about 2.8 per cent of U.S. GDP. Over the past 20 years, this figure has crossed over the 2.5 per cent threshold two times. In both cases, the U.S. market dropped 45 per cent to 50 per cent soon after.Take a look at the accompanying chart, which tracks the growth of margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange against the compounded growth of the SP 500 (reflected by SPDR's SP 500 ETF).Two things immediately jump out to me.Margin debt is high by historical measures Extremely high. Yes, things have backed off since topping out earlier this year, but such a high level of margin debt still poses a significant danger if interest rates were to rise, or if any economic data come along to suggest the Fed may be forced to raise rates more quickly than expected.We've seen this beforeThe pattern thats developing seems ominously similar to 2000 and 2007-08. In each case, margin debt reached a new high, and then declined right before a significant downturn. You can see this most clearly prior to the two recessions, but also in a number of mini-dipsť (in 2010, and the end of 2011).Now, as any veteran investor knows, the past is never a perfect predictor of the future. Even so, the similarity in the pattern suggests to me that its time to take profits and reduce margin (and other debt). This is probably not the time for high-risk/high-return situations better to rein in speculative positions and approach new opportunities with a hefty dose of caution. This is what the smart money has been doing for some time.Don't get me wrong: There are still opportunities out there. But you need to be very selective about them. They are contrarian in nature, with deep value, out-of-favour assets that require discipline and patience, and a careful what ifť analysis. Always remember: Margin or leverage is like jet fuel. It amplifies the thrust of the market direction, either up or down. After 6 1/2 strong years, the data are suggesting that its time that investors pull the throttle back.Thane Stenner is founder of Stenner Zohny Investment Partners+ within Richardson GMP Ltd., as well as director, Wealth Management. Thane is also chairman emeritus of TIGER 21 Canada. He is the bestselling author of True Wealth: An expert guide for high-net-worth individuals (and their advisors). The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and readers should not assume they reflect the opinions or recommendations of Richardson GMP Ltd. or its affiliates.
Thane Stenner: How margin debt can predict investor overconfidence - The Globe and Mail
2015-12-02Lift malfuncion in Thane theatre, fire department rescues 5 - Daily News & Analysis
Lift malfuncion in Thane theatre, fire department rescues 5 Wednesday, 2 December 2015 - 11:32pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk dna Web Team After a long ordeal, five women were rescued by fire department in Thane's Ghanekar theatre, stuck after a lift malfunction. Well known ENT doctor from Thane, Dr Sonali Lohar and four others were trapped in the lift. Soon the fire brigade and disaster management teams were called into action who eventually rescued them. It was found that there was a technical glitch in the cabling mechanism of the elevator, which caused it to jam the lift. A case has been registered against the lift maintenance team.
Lift malfuncion in Thane theatre, fire department rescues 5 - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-02Thane: Another commuter falls off overcrowded train and dies - Mid-Day
Thane: Another commuter falls off overcrowded train and dies By Sadaguru Pandit |Posted 02-Dec-2015 Barely a few days after Bhavesh Nakate died after falling off an overcrowded train, another commuter died in a similar way. A 32-year-old man from Umroli village of Panvel fell off an overcrowded train, and succumbed to injuries though he was taken to a hospital by his co passengers, yesterday. The man, identified as Naresh Mahadu Patil, who was travelling in a down train and fell off near Thane creek, was pronounced dead on arrival at Thane Civil Hospital by doctors. The incident took place around 9.45 am when Patil, who was allegedly standing by the door due to the overcrowded train, lost his balance after the train passed Thane creek. Thane GRP confirmed that he was taken to Thane Civil Hospital by his co passengers, an unidentified man and a woman who were travelling in the same compartment. However, as Patil had sustained a serious head injury along with other severe injuries on his body, he couldn't survive the fall. Doctors from Thane Civil Hospital said that he was pronounced brought dead, as there was no pulse. GRP officials said that they found a ticket and a mobile on Patil's person and managed to contact his family. We registered an ADR in the matter and contacted his family who identified him. After the post mortem, the body was handed over to his wife Naina Patil and his elder brother, said Head Constable Kumbhar from Thane GRP.
2015-12-02Man dies after falling from local train in Thane; third death in a week - Mid-Day
Man dies after falling from local train in Thane; third death in a week By PTI |Posted 02-Dec-2015 A 45-year-old man died after allegedly falling from a local train between Kopar and Diva railway stations in Thane, making it the third such incident in a week, police said on Wednesday. Despite danger, stunts on Mumbai locals continue Niteen Chavan, a resident of Thane's Dombivili township, fell from a crowded suburban train between Kopar and Diva stations on the Central Railway line at around 9 pm on Tuesday, they said. Chavan was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, police said, adding that it could not be established from which local train the victim fell. The Dombivili railway police have registered a case of accidental death and are further probing the matter. Another commuter falls off overcrowded train and dies Notably, this is the third incident of fall from the crowded local trains in a week. On November 27, 21-year-old youth Bhavesh Nakhate had died after falling from a crowded train between Kopar and Diva railway stations. In another mishap, 32-year-old Khopoli resident, who was traveling in a Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound train, fell between Kalwa and Thane stations and succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Several residents of Dombivili on Tuesday held a protest against the growing incidences of deaths after falling from local trains. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had ordered formation of a committee to suggest steps to stop such incidents. Central Railway to spend over Rs 1.25 crore to install CCTVs in 10 rakes. Two Shiv Sena MPs from the district - Rajan Vichare and Shrikant Shinde met Prabhu in New Delhi on Tuesday and gave him suggestions, including introduction of self closing doors in the trains, running of additional 15 coach rakes and increasing the height of the platform.
Man dies after falling from local train in Thane; third death in a week - Mid-Day
2015-12-01With 56 corrupt officials, Thane tops in graft: ACB report - Daily News & Analysis
With 56 corrupt officials, Thane tops in graft: ACB report Tuesday, 1 December 2015 - 7:40am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh Even as Thane city is cited as a strong contender in the smart city race, the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has punched holes in its dream with its latest statistics, which reveals that Thane tops the list of corruption. According to its report, the city ranks first in Thane range as a number of officials have been caught red-handed for accepting bribe this year. Thane range includes Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg in its jurisdiction. From January to November, ACB caught 56 officials red-handed in Thane, while 24 were caught in Raigad, 16 in Palghar and 14 in Navi Mumbai. Interestingly, only 10 officials were caught in Sindhudurg, of the total 131 traps laid in the entire region. The reason for increase in number of traps laid by the ACB is more because there has been a sharp rise in the number of victims coming forward to file complaints against those accepting bribes, said an ACB official, adding, In addition, we have been creating awareness and taking prompt action against the wrongdoers. At the state level, the revenue department leads with 278 cases against its officials, with 357 officials caught red-handed. The department is closely followed by the police department, with 247 cases registered and 329 cops being arrested. Officials from the panchayat samitis in the state rank third, with 123 cases and 156 people being caught. The police department also leads with 12 cases in disproportionate assets category, while civic officials were second in the list, with seven cases. Six cases were registered against officials from the revenue department. Statistics from Jan to Nov:
With 56 corrupt officials, Thane tops in graft: ACB report - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-01Thane corporation proposes new utility on 500 metre road that has five toilets - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-01Thane: Students symbolise red ribbon to create AIDS awareness - Mid-Day
Thane: Students symbolise red ribbon to create AIDS awareness By A Correspondent |Posted 1 hour The students of People's Education English High School, Thane, gathered yesterday to symbolise the red ribbon to create awareness on the eve of World Aids Day. The school observes the day every year and students are told about the disease. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of AIDS caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. The first observance of World AIDS Day was December 1, 1988. As of 2013, AIDS has killed more than 36 million people worldwide (1981-2012).
Thane: Students symbolise red ribbon to create AIDS awareness - Mid-Day
2015-12-01Thane builder suicide: HC rejects pre arrest bail plea of 4 politicians - The Indian Express
Thane builder suicide: HC rejects pre arrest bail plea of 4 politicians Written by Aamir Khan Mumbai Updated: Dec 2, 2015, 0:55 One of the corporators, Najeeb Mulla transferred Rs 1.5 crore to another politician NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad (above). Highlighting the enormous magnitude gravity and seriousness of allegations against four politicians, the Bombay High Court Tuesday rejected their applications seeking anticipatory bail. All four have been accused of abetting the suicide of Thane builder Suraj Parmar. While recording his reasons separately, Justice A S Gadkari rejected the plea of Mulla, Hanumant Jagdale (both NCP) and Sudhakar Chavan (independent). Arguing against their applications, the prosecution had on Monday said one of the corporators, Najeeb Mulla transferred Rs 1.5 crore to another politician NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. Special public prosecutor Raja Thakare was contesting the arguments put forth by defense of all four corporators when he divulged about the politicians monetary transactions. Investigators, according to him, are probing the monetary angle that could prove vital for the case. Parmar had shot himself at his under-construction building on October 7, leaving behind a 13-page suicide note blaming red tape and harassment by corporators, politicians and civic officials. Parmar had named a few people in his note but scored off the names. Forensic analyses of his note revealed names of the four corporators. Saying custodial interrogation of all four was absolutely necessary, Thakare informed Justice A S Gadkari that preliminary inquiry had shown transactions running into crores of rupees. The prosecutor said that Mulla had 29 crore in his account of which 1.5 crore was transferred to Awhad. Vikrant, on the other hand, Thakare said had declared an income of around Rs 25 lakh, but investigation had revealed that he had deposited Rs 81 lakh in his bank account. His wife's account shows deposit of crores of rupees,ť said the prosecutor. The point out alleged constant nagging at the behest of the corporators was crucial on the prosecution's part as far the charge of abetment is concerned. Besides, it was also revealed that Parmar's son received threat phonecalls. We are on the right track of investigation. We are pin pointing the person with whom all four were connected,ť said Thakare. The defense of the corporators, on the contrary,earlier argued the note left by him cannot be relied upon to prove the charge. It was argued that from what Parmar had written is was obvious that he, perhaps, took the extreme step due to depression. Senior counsel Shirish Gupte, appearing for two of the four corporators had, argued, If I have a direct allegation against a person but later remove the names then the police cannot charge me for abetment.
Thane builder suicide: HC rejects pre arrest bail plea of 4 politicians - The Indian Express
2015-12-01Thane residents welcome cabinet approval for developing freeway on GB Road - Times of India
Thane residents welcome cabinet approval for developing freeway on GB Road Manoj Badgeri,TNN Dec 1, 2015, 10.28 PM IST THANE: Residents of Thane have welcomed the state cabinet approval for developing a freeway on the GB road and clearing the much-discussed Thane-Borivli tunnel. An elevated road or freeway is proposed on the hilly section of the Ghodbunder Road. Currently, there are four flyovers at Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada and Waghbil, whereras the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is planning a Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Ghodbunder Road Metro rail. The idea is to build a freeway between Chena Creek and Ovala over 5kms. Few years back, the Ghodbunder Road was widened between Majiwada to Ovala but the further stretch couldn't be developed reportedly because the stretch lies within the forest land of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Officials say the freeway will largely help decongest the traffic flow on the narrowed stretch. The approximate project cost is around Rs800 crore and the Detailed Project Report (DPR) is yet to be prepared. The 11-km long tunnel project connecting two suburbs of Mumbai, currently separated by the SGNP is said to ease commuting woes. Travel time between Thane and Borivli will reduce from the present two hours to just 10 minutes. The proposed tunnel will link Manpada in Thane with Ekta Nagar in Borivali. As per the plans, there will be two tunnels with three lanes each running parallel to each other. The project is likely to approximately cost Rs 3,000 crore. An environmental nod has to be sought for executing the project. Residents say the travel time towards Western suburbs will drastically reduce due to these projects. "Presently, we find immense difficulties in travelling to and from Borivli and Mira-Bhayender as the road stretch is often congested due to heavy traffic flow. There has to be come solution between the Gaimukh and Chena Creek Bridge as this is the stretch that witnesses the maximum bottlenecks," complains Adesh Sharma, a regular commuter along the stretch. Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App.
2015-12-0145% HIV patients in Thane are women - Times of India
45% HIV patients in Thane are women Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Dec 1, 2015, 11.11 PM IST Thane: Women total up to 45% of patients diagnosed with the HIV in the district, according to figures from Integrated Counselling and Testing Centres (ICTC). This raises concerns about the high levels of stigma faced by them along with lack of measures to deal with the growing problem. On the occasion of World Aids Day on Tuesday, the medical fraternity in the lake city said women are prone to high levels of prejudice and have to suffer doubly. "The women HIV patients suffer high levels of depression after family, friends and relatives shun them. The intensity of the stigma is way too low when it comes to a male patient,'' a city doctor told TOI. Statistics compiled by officials at the civil hospital here reveal that of the 21,246 cases diagnosed from 2010-15 in Thane district, 45% of them are women. He said though there is no specific reason for the high infection rate in women, the virus is transmitted in them usually through sexual relations. Another cause of concern are the large number of youth falling prey to HIV in the district, with doctors estimating that close to 65% of those infected are in the age group of 18-35 years. "A cursory glance of the patients reveals that it is the youth whose numbers seem to be rising with each year. Counselling sessions and medication charts clearly suggest a high percentage of HIV infection between 18-35 years," said Ratan Gadhave, district programme officer of Thane District Aids Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU). "Five years back 86,009 people had offered to go ahead with the HIV tests and five years later the number has shot up to 1.6 lakh. The heightened awareness of HIV has led to more and more people coming for tests. The silver lining is there is a definite decline in the number of HIV patients during the last five years,'' Dr Gadhave said. There is also a rise in the number of pregnant women who are going for testing and a huge decrease in the number of HIV patients. The number has gone down to 95 in 2015 from 269 in 2010.
2015-12-01Corporators in builder's suicide case to surrender - The Hindu
Corporators in builder's suicide case to surrender Special Correspondent Four Thane Corporators named in connection with suicide of local builder Suraj Parmar withdrew their pre-arrest bail applications at the Bombay High Court on Tuesday. Following rejection of their anticipatory bail applications, Najib Mulla and Hanumant Jagdale of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Vikrant Chavan of the Congress and Sudhakar Chavan, an independent corporator said they will withdraw their applications. Terming the allegations, Justice A.S. Gadkari rejected their applications and directed them to surrender before the police on December 5 at 9 a.m. The court also asked them to report daily to the Kasarvadavali, Thane police station between 11 am and 1 pm. On Monday, Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thakare had said Mr. Mulla had transferred Rs. 1.5 crore to another NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad, Mr Chavan, on the other hand, had declared an income of around Rs. 25 lakh, but had Rs. 81 lakh in his bank account.The counsels for the corporators, argued that the suicide note left by Parmar cannot be relied upon to prove the charge of abetment of suicide. It was argued that from what Parmar had written is was obvious that he, perhaps, took the extreme step due to depression.A vacation bench of HC had protected the corporators from arrest on a personal bond of Rs. 1 lakh till December 2. The charge levied upon them attracts imprisonment upto 10 years and is also liable to fine. Mr Parmar was the President of the Thane chapter of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry was also the chairman of the Cosmos Group, a property development firm involved in construction of residential and commercial property. He shot himself on October 7 this year leaving behind a 13-page suicide note that pointed out harassment from various government departments and their repeated demands for bribes. The note read, his regret in not having bribed six officials in time to get the projects cleared, and that it was getting difficult to answer customers' queries on the notices sent by civic authorities.
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