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2018-12-31Hold in the Wall Theater holding auditions - Middletown Press
Hold in the Wall Theater holding auditions Published 5:45 pm EST, Monday, December 31, 2018 NEW BRITAIN — Hole in the Wall Theater is holding auditions for its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy, “Macbeth.” The production will run for ten (10) performances between March 15-April 6. Eight shows will be held on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., along with two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. One will be held on March 24 for the general public, while the other will be held on March 31 as a special performance for students of New Britain High School. Auditions will be held Jan. 20-21 at 7 p.m. at the Hole in the Wall Theater, with potential callbacks on Jan. 22. All potential cast members are advised to bring a resume (or to simply fill your credits on the audition form). Headshots are welcome, but not necessarily required. Auditions will consist of readings from the script, while monologues are also welcome. All those looking to be cast must follow the following requirements: cast members must have a reliable mode of transportation to get them to and from the theater. Once cast, all cast members must attend one (1) general meeting at the theater (usually held the second Wednesday of each month), one (1) performance of the current production at Hole in the Wall (Keely and Du), and the strike of the sets for both Keely and Du and Macbeth. Hole in the Wall Theater is located at 116 Main Street, New Britain. Contact and location information can be found at www.hitw.org and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. The following roles are open: Macbeth- M, 30-40: The ambitious Thane of Glamis and Cawdor who longs for more power. Initially reluctant and brooding, he soon gets over his doubts and becomes King along with his wife’s help. He embraces his callous nature as the story progresses. Lady Macbeth- F, 25-40: Macbeth’s ruthless wife who covets the throne. She is the driving force behind Macbeth’s desire for the throne, as she is the one who pushes him to kill Duncan. She becomes a support for Macbeth as he has hallucinations. A true femme fatale. Duncan/Apparition 1- M, 50+: The King of Scotland. A good-natured man and benevolent leader. Macduff- M, 25-40: The morally good Thane of Fife. He is everything Macbeth is not. He initially leads the revolt against Macbeth out of duty to his country, but is later fueled by revenge for the murder of his wife and children. Malcolm- M, 18-25: Duncan’s son and rightful heir to the Scottish throne. He appears weak and reluctant at first, fleeing Scotland out of fear of being murdered like his father, but with Macduff’s help he is able to regain control of his country. Banquo- M, 25-40: Macbeth’s friend and fellow Thane. Brave, noble, and loyal, he has just as much ambition as Macbeth but chooses not to act upon it. He later reappears as a ghost haunting Macbeth. Fleance/Macduff’s son/Young Siward- M, 18-25: Banquo’s son, who is prophesized by the witches to one day inherit the throne of Scotland. / Macduff’s son Lennox- M, 25-30: A young sergeant who is injured at the start of the story. Eager to prove himself. Ross- M, 25-40: A Thane who warns Lady Macduff about her husband’s absence. Angus/Apparition 2- M, 50+: A grizzled and contemplative old Thane who can tell when there is supernatural intervention in the world. Siward/Apparition 3- M, 50+: A veteran general of the English forces that fight against Macbeth. Witch 1/Seyton- F, 18-30: One of the three instigators who prophesizes Macbeth’s ascent to kinghood. / Macbeth’s personal assistant. Witch 2/Lady Macduff- F, 25-40: One of the three instigators who prophesizes Macbeth’s ascent to kinghood. / Macduff’s wife who is worried by her husband’s abandonment. Witch 3/Serving Woman- F, 18-30: One of the three instigators who prophesizes Macbeth’s ascent to kinghood. / The dutiful servant to Lady Macbeth. Murderer 1/Messenger- M, 25-40: One of the thugs hired by Macbeth to kill whoever gets in his way. Murderer 2/Doctor- M, 25-40: One of the thugs hired by Macbeth to kill whoever gets in his way. View Comments © 2018 Hearst Communications, Inc. Logo Return to Top About Privacy Notice Your California Privacy Rights Interest Based Ads Terms of Use Careers Advertising Contact Customer Service Contact Us Connect Facebook Twitter RSS Hearst Newspapers © Copyright Hearst Media Services Connecticut, LLC

2018-12-31Thane: 3 held for procuring mid-day meal rice worth Rs 2.7 crore - The Digital Globalist
Thane: 3 held for procuring mid-day meal rice worth Rs 2.7 crore December 31, 2018 at 3:47 am THANE: Thane rural police arrested three persons Sunday for allegedly illegally procuring meant for mid-day meal schemes for school children and selling it in the open market. Assistant Superintendent of Police said the police raided a godown of Mahadeo Food Ago Mill in Ghodbunder near here on December 25. Its owners, Narendra Rane, Dileep Thakkar and Ashok Thakkar, were arrested under the Essential Commodities Act and on Sunday, the ASP said. The company, which had no licence to store foodgrains or sell them in the open market, procured rice illegally from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), he said. Police seized 12,035 gunny bags of rice containing 5.70 lakh kg of rice, valued at Rs 2.69 crore, from the godown, he said. This rice was meant for distribution to fair price (ration) shops, to be used for mid-meal schemes in schools in tribal and rural areas, he said. The police also seized ten trucks and two rice-cleaning and sorting machines. Further probe is on
2018-12-31Fire breaks out at cloth factory in Thane - India Today
Fire breaks out at cloth factory in Thane Fire breaks out at cloth factory in ThaneThree fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Visuals from the spot show smoke billowing out of the factory premises.advertisement India Today Web Desk ThaneDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 10:24 IST Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot. (Photo: ANI)A fire broke out at a cloth factory in Thane this morning. The factory is located in Bhiwandi area of Thane, Maharashtra. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Visuals from the spot show smoke billowing out of the factory premises.Photos from the spot shared by news agency ANI show that the fatcory was engulfed in large flames.Thane, Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in a cloth factory in Bhiwandi. Three fire tenders present at the spot. pic.twitter.com/lhKqh9Ntg9 ANI (@ANI) December 31, 2018On December 29, a fire broke out in a high rise building in the Kamala Mills area of Mumbai. This was exactly a year after 14 people were killed in a fire tragedy in two pubs in the same locality bon December 29, 2017.Another fire broke out at Sadhana House in Worli area of Mumbai on December 29, 2018. Eight fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.ALSO READ | Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Worli's Sadhana HouseALSO READ | Fire breaks out in highrise near Kamala Mills compound in MumbaiALSO WATCH | Major fire breaks out in Mumbai's Aarey Colony near Film CityGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn't like in the comments Posted byMukesh Rawat Next advertisement READ THIS In 4 years, banks fined you more than what Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi owe them ITR: 10 things salaried people should follow Who is Anand Piramal, the man Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha is marrying? Virat Kohli explains why Ishant Sharma was angry despite Adelaide Test victoryRecommendedWatch Right Now 07:12 Watch | Gurugram man drags traffic cop on car's bonnet 06:15 I feel anxious for my children: Naseeruddin Shah speaks up on religion, lynching 01:42 Hamid Ansari & his mother share sweets on his return from Pakistan 25:24 Jailed in Pakistan: Hamid Ansari recounts ordeal in exclusive chat with Rajdeep Sardesai 00:42 Assam Panchayat elections provide relief to battered BJPTop Takes 23:01 Ghazipur violence: Will UP be free of mobocracy? 22:49 BJP, Congress spar over ED's revelations in VVIP chopper case 01:27 Srinagar records minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, Dal Lake freezes partiallyadvertisement INDIATODAY.IN advertisement Publications:Business TodayCosmopolitanIndia Today - HindiIndia TodayMail TodayMoney TodayReader's DigestTimeTelevision:Aaj TakDelhi Aaj TakIndia Today TVTezRadio:Ishq FMEducation:India Today EducationVasant ValleyBest Colleges India 2018Best Universities India 2018Syndications:India contentEvents:Agenda AajtakIndia Today ConclaveRobb Report India 2018Sahitya Aaj TakDistribution:Rate CardPrinting:Thomson PressWelfare:Care TodayMusic:Music TodayUseful Links :PartnersPress ReleaseSitemapNewsPrivacy Policy Copyright © 2018 Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today Download AppCopyright © 2018 Living Media India Limited. For reprint rights: Syndications Today
2018-12-31Fire breaks out at cloth factory in Thane, no casualties reported - Economic Times
Fire breaks out at cloth factory in Thane, no casualties reported Fire breaks out at cloth factory in Thane, no casualties reportedANI | Dec 31, 2018, 12.41 PM ISTPost a CommentCopy URLEmbedA massive fire broke out in a cloth factory in Bhiwandi city of Maharashtra’s Thane district on Monday. 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2018-12-31Thane cops arrest 2 from Maharashtra's Amravati, seize 10 pistols - Times of India
Thane cops arrest 2 from Maharashtra's Amravati, seize 10 pistols Updated: Dec 31, 2018, 16:07 IST Thane police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar along with Crime Branch officials shows seized pistols at Dhaighar police station THANE: Two persons were arrested with 10 pistols and 40 live cartridges from Amravati district, about 650 kilometres from here, by Thane police's Crime Branch, a senior official said on Monday. The arrests were in connection with an Arms Act case registered in May this year in Shil Daigar police station here, Thane police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar said at a press conference Monday. He said the police received a tip-off that one of the main accused in the May 2018 case, identified as Mukesh, was expected to be arrive at a hotel in Amravati. Acting on the tip-off, a Crime Branch Unit I team of Thane police led by senior inspector Nitin Thackeray arrived in Amravati on December 29, he said. While Mukesh managed to escape the police dragnet, two of his accomplices, identified as Soheb Ishaq Shaikh (21) and Rahim Habib Shaikh (32), were picked up on December 29, the police commissioner told reporters. He said 10 pistols and 40 live cartridges were found in their possession, worth Rs 3.10 lakh, adding that a probe had begun to unravel the arms network being operated by the accused and their absconding accomplices. Phansalkar said several teams of the Thane police were currently engaged in nabbing others in the racket, including main accused Mukesh. He added that the arms confiscated might have a link to a murder case registered earlier at Narpoli police station in the district's Bhiwandi township. The arrested duo were remanded in police custody till January 7 by a local court, he added. An official said preliminary investigations have revealed that the arms might have been procured from Munger, a district in the eastern part of Bihar.
2018-12-31Amid tension over Bhima Koregaon event, Maharashtra police seize arms & weapons near Thane - Times Now
Amid tension over Bhima Koregaon event, Maharashtra police seize arms & weapons near Thane 31 DECEMBER 2018 A day ahead of the 201st anniversary of the Koregaon-Bhima war, the Maharashtra Police seized live cartridges and other weapons in Thane near Mumbai Watch!
2018-12-31Thane cops arrest two from Amravati, seize 10 pistols - Mumbai Mirror
Thane cops arrest two from Amravati, seize 10 pistols Updated: Dec 31, 2018, 14:39 IST Thane: Two people were arrested with 10 pistols and 40 live cartridges from Amravati district, about 650 kilometres from here, by the Thane police's Crime Branch, a senior official said on Monday. The arrests were in connection with an Arms Act case registered in May this year in Shil Daigar police station, Thane police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar said at a press conference on Monday. He said that the police received a tip-off that one of the main accused in the May 2018 case, identified as Mukesh, was expected to be arrive at a hotel in Amravati. Acting on the tip-off, a Crime Branch Unit I team of Thane police, led by senior inspector Nitin Thackeray, arrived in Amravati on December 29, he said. While Mukesh managed to escape the police dragnet, two of his accomplices, identified as Soheb Ishaq Shaikh (21) and Rahim Habib Shaikh (32), were picked up on December 29, the police commissioner told reporters. He said 10 pistols and 40 live cartridges were found in their possession, worth Rs 3.10 lakh, adding that a probe had begun to unravel the arms network being operated by the accused and their absconding accomplices. Phansalkar said several teams of the Thane police were currently engaged in nabbing others in the racket, including the main accused Mukesh. He added that the arms confiscated might have a link to a murder case registered earlier at Narpoli police station in the district's Bhiwandi township. The arrested duo were remanded in police custody till January 7 by a local court, he added. An official said preliminary investigations have revealed that the arms might have been procured from Munger, a district in the eastern part of Bihar
2018-12-31Maharashtra: 10 pistols, 40 live rounds seized by Thane police, 2 arrested - India Today
Maharashtra: 10 pistols, 40 live rounds seized by Thane police, 2 arrested A confidential source, who provided the information to Senior Police Inspector Nitin Thakre from Unit One of crime branch, gave details about the two accused persons who were going to come for the delivery of factory-made pistols and bullets. December 31, 2018 UPDATED: December 31, 2018 17:27 IST The Thane crime branch has busted an inter-state gang of arms and ammunition suppliers, seizing 10 pistols and forty live rounds of 7.65 mm bullets from two gun runners working for a gang in Amravati, Maharashtra. A total of 16 pistols and 60 live rounds were seized by the Thane police this month in two other cases, which are suspected to be connected. Acting on a tip-off regarding a huge cache of arms and ammunition being delivered in Amravati, a team from Unit One of Thane crime branch laid a trap in the area on December 29. A confidential source, who provided the information to Senior Police Inspector Nitin Thakre from Unit One of crime branch, gave details about the two accused persons who were going to come for the delivery of factory-made pistols and bullets. Based on the same, the team of Unit One, Thane crime laid in wait till afternoon of December 29 in plain clothes near Sheetal lodging and Pancham restaurant near the Amravati bus stand. By afternoon, two men resembling the details provided by the police source arrived at the spot. Assistant Police Inspector Aviraj Khurade from Unit 1 along with his team apprehended the two men and frisked them. They were carrying a bag, which when checked by Assistant Police Inspector (API) Khurade, contained 10 factory-made pistols made of alloy and steel. Further, frisking of the two men helped cops find 40 live rounds of 7.65 mm bullets which they were carrying in their pockets. The accused have been identified as Shoaib Isaaq, 21, and Rahim Shaikh, 32, who are residents of Amravati. The accused duo reportedly worked as gun runners for a gang operating on the Madhya Pradesh-Maharashtra border and are suspected to have supplied number of such arms and ammunitions across the country. The seizure is alarming as the seized weapons are made exactly like the high-end pistols made by authorised arms and ammunition manufacturing companies. Supply of such weapons across the country could lead to mayhem and disturb law and order situation across the country. While addressing the media, Thane Commissioner of Police, Vivek Phansalkar said that the Narpoli police in Thane had cracked a case of murder and attempt to murder earlier this month and six pistols were seized by police from the accused involved. Earlier this month, while investigating an attempt to murder case, police had arrested Dulal Mandal, 29, who shot his brother-in-law, Arjun Sarkar, 32, for pestering him repeatedly and demanding money from him for a sale of automobile he had made in his home state of West Bengal. The incident took place on December 6 near Kasheli pipeline road. Police arrested Mandal and he revealed the source of weapon and the bullets he had used as well as one Jaysingh Thakur, 34. Further, after Thakur was arrested, he revealed names of Hiraman Gangawasi, 40, Pramod Nuner, 30, Rajesh Karotiya, 30, and Prabhakar Singh, 22. Police recovered a pistol each from the six accused along with 20 live rounds. Cops also found that a gang being run by Gangawasi was involved in case of murder of a driver, named Arvind Dikshit, whose body was found in Shahapur on November 24. Apparently, Gangawasi and the other accused arrested had booked a tourist vehicle from an agency to go to Nashik but they asked the driver Dikshit to return from Kasara and stopped the vehicle at a secluded spot. They then shot Dikshit dead and fled with the vehicle, a Maruti Ertiga, and changed the number plate to make a sale. The gang had been planning to target local businessmen and builders for extortion with the weapons they had with them. Police suspects that the two gangs had joined hands and the weapons seized from them could be from the same gun runners, Isaaq and Shaikh, who have been arrested from Amravati. The seizure has helped bust a gang which was armed and could have been responsible for disturbing law and order in areas of Thane. The weapons seized in both the cases are alike so it is a strong suspicion that the 16 pistols were made and sold by the same gun runners and manufactured in the same factory. Isaaq and Shaikh have been remanded to police custody till January 7. They are being interrogated for details of their leaders and the factory which is reportedly based along the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border.
2018-12-31Fire in dyeing unit in Thane, no casualties - Times of India
Fire in dyeing unit in Thane, no casualties Dec 31, 2018, 15:57 IST The blaze erupted in the Ujagar dyeing unit's three-storey building around 5 am THANE: A dyeing unit was gutted in a fire in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Maharashtra early on Monday, an official said. No casualty was reported in the mishap, fire officer Datta Salvi said. The blaze erupted in the Ujagar dyeing unit's three-storey building around 5 am, he said. Nearly half-a-dozen fire tenders from Bhiwandi, Kalyan town and Thane city were rushed to the spot and they took about seven hours to douse the flames, he said. Cooling operations were underway, Salvi said, adding that the cause of the fire was yet be ascertained.
2018-12-31Maharashtra: Day ahead of Bhima-Koregaon anniversary, police seize arms in Thane - First visuals - Times Now
Maharashtra: Day ahead of Bhima-Koregaon anniversary, police seize arms in Thane - First visuals Updated Dec 31, 2018 | 14:17 IST Approximately, 800,000-100,000 people from all over Maharashtra are expected to assemble in Pune on Tuesday (January 1) to mark the anniversary of the historic Third Anglo-Maratha battle (1817-1818). Mumbai: A day ahead of the 201st anniversary of the Koregaon-Bhima war, the Maharashtra Police on Monday seized live cartridges and other weapons in Thane near Mumbai. As a security measure, a large number of police personnel have been deployed in Koregaon-Bhima village and surroundings. Approximately, 800,000-100,000 people from all over Maharashtra are expected to assemble in Pune on Tuesday (January 1) to mark the anniversary of the historic Third Anglo-Maratha battle (1817-1818). In the battle, the British forces comprising 834 soldiers (about 500 of them from the Dalit Mahar community) and 12 officers defeated the 28,000-strong Army of Peshwa Bajirao II. After the victory, the British had erected a victory obelisk (memorial). The Dalit castes consider the obelisk as their symbolic victory over the higher castes. The victory achieved on January 1, 1818, has been celebrated every year on New Year Day since the past 200 years. However, last year, the celebrations had turned violent, claiming one life.
2018-12-30Groundwater fails to replenish expanding concrete jungle - Times of India
Groundwater fails to replenish expanding concrete jungle A state department's groundwater survey has found that the number of areas in the Konkan region seeing a drop in water levels has increased nearly seven-fold since 2015. Updated: Dec 31, 2018, 01:04 IST THANE/MUMBAI: A state department’s groundwater survey has found that the number of areas in the Konkan region seeing a drop in water levels has increased nearly seven-fold since 2015. While 629 areas or villages in Konkan witnessed a drop of up to 1 mt this year, the corresponding number was 95 mt in 2015 when the state faced a water crisis due to weak rainfall the previous year. Forty one areas registered a drop in Thane district, while 163 areas in Raigad and 176 in Palghar registered water depletion of up to 1-metre levels. For the first time, the lush Konkan belt has seen this rapid depletion of water stock, which even if under 1m, could be a cause of worry, said experts. Geologist Amar Joshisaid the rate of success for borewells in Mumbai has been decreasing every year, with nearly half of the efforts failing to strike water. The Maharashtra Groundwater Act permits digging up to 200 feet but people have dug up to 800 feet in Mumbai and not got water. “I recently visited one site in western suburbs and found one borewell 600 feet deep and another 800 feet—and both had no water,” said Joshi. Officials attribute the drop to poor rainfall this year and excessive draining of the stock from the underground aquifers (natural reservoirs). Borewells are dug because of residential and farming needs, but indiscriminate digging can lead to faster depletion of the underground stock. “Water percolation in the ground requires a steady pattern of rainfall as just heavy rains don’t necessarily mean good percolation. The rains, even of a light drizzle, have to last a long period for optimum percolation which wasn’t seen this year,” said an official from the ground water supply department from Pune. The dropping levels could be an indication of excessive suction of water, he added. Rampant urbanisation and concretisation had worsened the situation. Joshi said, “With large parts of the city being concretised, where and how will the recharge of water take place? Mumbai being an island, the rising salt water will contaminate the whole soil, making it saline.” BMC officials say they dissuade people from digging below 25-30 metres for borewells because the water tunnels in the city run 50 metres deep. “As a precautionary measure digging for borewells that deep is not allowed ,” an official said.
2018-12-306 Bangladeshis get 4-year jail term for living illegally in India - Times of India
6 Bangladeshis get 4-year jail term for living illegally in India The sessions court has convicted six Bangladeshi nationals, who were found to be staying in India without any valid documents and sentenced them to four years of imprisonment. Updated: Dec 31, 2018, 03:26 IST THANE: The sessions court has convicted six Bangladeshi nationals, who were found to be staying in India without any valid documents and sentenced them to four years of imprisonment. In her order, the additional sessions judge Neeta Makhare awarded the six accused persons a fine of Rs 5,000 each and in default another six months’ imprisonment. Those convicted and awarded jail term include Piyaro Shaikh, 22, Manik Shaikh, 20, Farukh Shaikh, 20, Subuji Shaikh, 22, Mohammad Bilal Mohammad Mahabul Alam Shaikh, 22, and Mohammad Al Amin Mohammad Yusuf Miya Islam, 20. Prosecutor Vinit Kulkarni told the court that the ATS Thane unit received a tip off that some Bangladeshis were living illegally without any valid documents in Bhiwandi area. On March 23, 2018 in the morning at around 6am the ATS team raided the residential locality in the Anumala Building and found the six in a room. “Upon inquiry none of them could produce any valid document for entry or residence in India and Bhiwandi,” the prosecutor told the court. Instead the raiding team found PAN card, Aadhar card, mobiles and also currencies in their possession. They were subsequently placed under arrest and booked under Sections 14(A)(a)(b) of Foreigners Act and also Sections 3 and 6 of the Passport Act, added Kulkarni. The accused submitted that due to poverty they were residing in India. Prosecutor Kulkarni sought strict sentence for the accused as they had committed an offence by residing in the country without any valid documents which is a serious offence and needed to be dealt strictly with.
2018-12-30Thane man whose genitals were chopped off for stalking woman dies - Hindustan Times
Thane man whose genitals were chopped off for stalking woman dies The victim’s brother, in his complaint to the police, said 15 days prior to the incident, the woman had warned Tushar Pujare of dire consequences if he did not stop his advances. india Updated: Dec 30, 2018 19:27 IST Press Trust of India Thane The 27-year-old man had also visited the woman’s home and told her husband about his infatuation.(Getty Images/Representative image) A 27-year-old man from Maharashtra’s Thane district whose private parts were allegedly chopped off by three persons, including a woman he was reportedly stalking, has died in a Mumbai hospital, police said Sunday.An official said that Tushar Pujare, a home loan adviser, was allegedly stalking a 42-year-old woman in the district’s Manpada area and had also visited her home and told her husband about his infatuation.Pujare’s brother, in his complaint to the police, said 15 days prior to the incident, the woman had warned Pujare of dire consequences if he did not stop his advances.On December 25, Pujare was called to Nandivli area of Dombivali by the accused on the pretext of arranging a home loan, the official said.“Pujare was assaulted there and the woman chopped off his private parts with a knife. The woman rushed Pujare to a nearby hospital and then left from there,” the official said.Police began their probe after being alerted by hospital authorities and zeroed in on the three, including the woman, on December 26, he said.“On Friday, at around 11pm, Pujare succumbed to his injuries in JJ Hospital in Byculla in Mumbai. We have added the charge of murder against the three accused,” a senior Manpada police official said Sunday.The official refused to identify the woman but gave the names of the other two accused as Tejas Mhatre and Pratik Kenia. First Published: Dec 30, 2018 19:27 IST tags Mumbai Thane more from india PM Modi in Gurdaspur Live Updates: PM to inaugurate Indian Science Congress, address rally in Punjab Lok Sabha Live Updates: House adjourned till noon amid protest by AIADMK, TDP members IndiaWorldBusinessEducationAutosReal estate OpinionAnalysisColumnsEditorialsAuthors CitiesDelhiGurugramNoidaMumbaiBhopalChandigarhDehradunIndoreJaipurKolkataLucknowPatnaRanchiPune SportsCricketFootballTennisIPL Auction 2019 LIVE EntertainmentMovie reviewsBollywoodHollywoodRegional moviesWorld cinemaTVMusicTabloid Lifestyle Sex & relationship Fitness Fashion & trends Art & culture Travel Books Brunch TechTech ReviewsGadgets PhotosVideosEpaperinteractivesPunjab LivemintLivehindustanShineHTcampusDesimartiniht punjabiStudymateEnglishmateHTsyndicationbridge schoolht brand studioboard results Follow us on: Newsletter Register with Hindustan Times to get best news and articles Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. About usContact usPrivacy policyTerms of UseDisclaimerPrint Ad ratesJobs
2018-12-30‘Did TMC follow policy to allot stalls to the needy?’ - Times of India
‘Did TMC follow policy to allot stalls to the needy?’ Elected representatives questioned the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) if it followed a proper policy to allot stalls to the needy, including the physically challenged following complaints of indiscriminately located stalls and instances of a few of them being leased or encroaching on Dec 31, 2018, 03:28 IST THANE: Elected representatives questioned the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) if it followed a proper policy to allot stalls to the needy, including the physically challenged following complaints of indiscriminately located stalls and instances of a few of them being leased or encroaching on footpaths. The issue was raised during the general body meeting on Wednesday evening after BJP corporator Narayan Pawar, who represents the Panchpakhadi ward questioned the basis of allotment of stalls in the city. “There are so many stalls standing very close to each other in my wards and in few others parts of the city. Most of these stalls seem to have been leased out by the beneficiaries also to third party operators thus defeating the basic purpose. What is the corporation doing in this regard,” he questioned. Corporators also questioned if there was a policy or guidelines behind the allotment of stalls in the city and complained of indiscriminate allotment in various parts of the city which often caused inconvenience to residents. Few also complained of these stalls coming up on footpaths or nullahs causing inconvenience to pedestrians. NCP’s Ashrin Raut from Mumbra questioned why the administration was allowing stalls to come up on nullahs and even on roadswhere earlier structures were demolished for widening in her area. Shiv Sena corporator from Kopri, Malathy Patil complained to the house about stalls being allotted randomly at desolate area where the beneficiary is likely to get no benefits operating it. She cited the example where a handicapped woman was allotted a stall at the fag end of the city where there was minimal scope of business for her and sought a review. Meanwhile, NCP’s Najib Mulla raised objections over why few stalls were carrying the emblem and flags of a certain political party when the premises were allotted by the corporation and not by any political functionary.
2018-12-30Thane: 3 held for procuring mid-day meal rice worth Rs 2.7 crore - Times of India
Thane: 3 held for procuring mid-day meal rice worth Rs 2.7 crore Police Atul Kulkarni said the police raided a godown of Mahadeo Food Ago Mill in Ghodbunder near here on December 25. The company, which had no licence to store foodgrains or sell them in the open market, procured rice illegally from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), he said. Updated: Dec 30, 2018, 22:43 IST THANE: Thane rural police arrested three persons Sunday for allegedly illegally procuring rice meant for mid-day meal schemes for school children and selling it in the open market. Assistant Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni said the police raided a godown of Mahadeo Food Ago Mill in Ghodbunder near here on December 25. Its owners, Narendra Rane, Dileep Thakkar and Ashok Thakkar, were arrested under the Essential Commodities Act and National Food Security Act, 2013 on Sunday, the ASP said. The company, which had no licence to store foodgrains or sell them in the open market, procured rice illegally from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), he said. Police seized 12,035 gunny bags of rice containing 5.70 lakh kg of rice, valued at Rs 2.69 crore, from the godown, he said. This rice was meant for distribution to fair price (ration) shops, to be used for mid-meal schemes in schools in tribal and rural areas, he said. The police also seized ten trucks and two rice-cleaning and sorting machines. Further probe is on
2018-12-30Mumbai 'Stalker' Whose Penis Was Chopped Off by Harassed Woman Dies - News18
Mumbai ‘Stalker’ Whose Penis Was Chopped Off by Harassed Woman Dies The 42-year-old woman from Thane district of Maharashtra allegedly cut off the penis of a 27-year-old man, Tushar Pujare, with the help of two others as he was harassing her and stalking her for the last few weeks. Updated:December 30, 2018, 8:22 AM IST Mumbai: A 27-seven-year-old man, whose genitals were chopped off by a woman fed up of his persistent sexual advances, died on Saturday at a hospital in Mumbai. The 42-year-old woman from Thane district of Maharashtra allegedly cut off the penis of a 27-year-old man, Tushar Pujare, with the help of two others as he was harassing her and stalking her for the last few weeks. Things went out of hands when the man approached the woman’s husband and declared his love for her. This led to quarrels between the couple, as the man began to suspect his wife of infidelity. The woman then decided to teach her stalker a lesson, and enlisted the help of Tejas Mhatre (22) and Pravin Kenia (25). She called him to a deserted spot on Tuesday night and when he reached there, Mhatre and Kenia allegedly thrashed him and the woman cut off his penis, a police official said. The victim, grievously injured, was taken by some people to a hospital in Dombivali where he underwent surgery, but eventually, succumbed to his injuries. The police official said Pujare had lost a lot of blood and some important veins and nerves were damaged in the assault. “He was under treatment but his condition was critical and on Saturday he succumbed to his injuries," he added. The police have booked the accused trio for murder, punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation and criminal conspiracy.
2018-12-30Thane: Rice worth Rs 2.7 crore, meant for mid-day meal schemes, seized - The Indian Express
Thane: Rice worth Rs 2.7 crore, meant for mid-day meal schemes, seized This rice was meant for distribution to fair price (ration) shops, to be used for mid-meal schemes in schools in tribal and rural areas, he said. Published: December 30, 2018 8:59:54 pm Thane rural police arrested three persons Sunday for allegedly illegally procuring rice meant for mid-day meal schemes for school children and selling it in the open market. Assistant Superintendent of Police Atul Kulkarni said the police raided a godown of Mahadeo Food Ago Mill in Ghodbunder near here on December 25. Advertising Its owners, Narendra Rane, Dileep Thakkar and Ashok Thakkar, were arrested under the Essential Commodities Act and National Food Security Act, 2013 on Sunday, the ASP said. The company, which had no licence to store foodgrains or sell them in the open market, procured rice illegally from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), he said. Police seized 12,035 gunny bags of rice containing 5.70 lakh kg of rice, valued at Rs 2.69 crore, from the godown, he said. This rice was meant for distribution to fair price (ration) shops, to be used for mid-meal schemes in schools in tribal and rural areas, he said. The police also seized ten trucks and two rice-cleaning and sorting machines. Further probe is on.
2018-12-30Police Search Women, Lover For Allegedly Killing Husband In Mumbai - NDTV News
Police Search For Maharashtra Women, Lover Over Her Husband's Murder A woman and another man who brought him to the hospital on scooter claimed that he was injured in an accident, a police officer said. Updated: December 31, 2018 02:16 IST THANE: The Thane city police have launched a search for a woman and her lover who allegedly killed her husband. Gopi Kisan Naik, 30, the man, was brought to the civil hospital on Saturday morning, where doctors declared him brought dead. A woman and another man who brought him to the hospital on scooter claimed that he was injured in an accident, a police officer said. The duo left the hospital immediately, he said. Post-mortem report revealed that Naik had been beaten up and strangulated. Naik's relatives identified, from CCTV footage, the woman as his wife Priya, 27, and the man accompanying her as Mahesh Karale, 28, the police said. Police visited Naik's house in Gaimukh area and found blood stains inside. Preliminary probe suggested that Priya and Karale were in a relationship and probably killed Naik to put him out of the way. Both are absconding and police are searching for them, said an official of Kasarvadavali police station. Police have registered a case of murder.
2018-12-306 Bangladeshi nationals get 4-yr jail term for illegally staying in India - Mumbai Mirror
6 Bangladeshi nationals get 4-yr jail term for illegally staying in India Updated: Dec 30, 2018, 11:50 IST 6 Bangladeshi nationals were arrested Thane: Six Bangladeshi nationals have been sentenced to four-year imprisonment by a Thane court for illegally staying in India. Additional Sessions Judge N H Makhare, in her order issued last week, also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on each of the accused. Acting on a tip-off, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) unit in Thane had in March this year raided a residential building in Bhiwandi town here and found the six Bangladeshi nationals residing there without any valid passport and other document, the prosecution told the court. The six-Piyaro Husainali Shaikh (22), Manik Farid Shaikh (20), Farukh Saifulalam Shaikh (20), Subuji Mujid Shaikh (22), Mohammad Bilal Mohammad Mahabul Alam Shaikh (22) and Mohammad Al Amin Mohammad Yusuf Miya Islam (20) -- were arrested and booked under provisions of the Foreigners Act and the Passport Act. The judge said the accused submitted that they entered the country in search of jobs. "Their families are dependent on them. If they are kept behind bars then their family members will definitely face starvation. Hence, they have requested to a take lenient view," she noted. The prosecutor, however, sought strict punishment for the accused, saying they had committed an offence by residing in the country without any valid document. After hearing both the sides, the judge awarded four-year 'simple imprisonment' to all the accused. The court also directed authorities concerned to take necessary steps to deport the accused to their country on the completion of their prison term.
2018-12-30Maharashtra man whose private parts were chopped off for stalking woman, dies - Times of India
Maharashtra man whose private parts were chopped off for stalking woman, dies An official said that Tushar Pujare, a home loan adviser, was allegedly stalking a 42-year-old woman in the district's Manpada area and had also visited her home and told her husband about his infatuation. Dec 30, 2018, 15:37 IST THANE: A 27-year-old man from Maharashtra's Thane district whose private parts were allegedly chopped off by three persons, including a woman he was reportedly stalking, has died in a Mumbai hospital, police said on Sunday. An official said that Tushar Pujare, a home loan adviser, was allegedly stalking a 42-year-old woman in the district's Manpada area and had also visited her home and told her husband about his infatuation. Pujare's brother, in his complaint to the police, said 15 days prior to the incident, the woman had warned Pujare of dire consequences if he did not stop his advances. On December 25, Pujare was called to Nandivli area of Dombivali by the accused on the pretext of arranging a home loan, the official said. "Pujare was assaulted there and the woman chopped off his private parts with a knife. The woman rushed Pujare to a nearby hospital and then left from there," the official said. Police began their probe after being alerted by hospital authorities and zeroed in on the three, including the woman, on December 26, he said. "On Friday, at around 11pm, Pujare succumbed to his injuries in JJ Hospital in Byculla in Mumbai. We have added the charge of murder against the three accused," a senior Manpada police official said Sunday. The official refused to identify the woman but gave the names of the other two accused as Tejas Mhatre and Pratik Kenia.
2018-12-30‘1/8th share to wives by Islamic Law’: Thane Civil court denies 50% claim to cop’s property by second wife - The Indian Express
‘1/8th share to wives by Islamic Law’: Thane Civil court denies 50% claim to cop’s property by second wife Published: December 31, 2018 3:08:31 am The suit was filed in February by Mumbra resident Nazma Deshmukh, the second wife of Inspector Bashir Deshmukh, who died intestate in July 2017. A CIVIL court in Thane last week dismissed a plea by the second wife of a deceased policeman to seek an equal share in his estate. Though she was assisted in her effort by the man’s first wife, the court ruled that as both women were governed by the Islamic Law, they were both entitled to only one-eighth of the estate. Advertising The suit was filed in February by Mumbra resident Nazma Deshmukh, the second wife of Inspector Bashir Deshmukh, who died intestate in July 2017. In September 2017, Nazma announced, in an advertisement, her intention to be named in a succession certificate and claim 50 per cent of Rs 9.12 lakh. The money is presently in custody of Navi Mumbai police. She then initiated a civil suit against Bashir’s first wife, Pareen, under the Indian Succession Act, who did not object to her claim. However, Judge G D Nirmale noted that as both women were governed by Islamic Law, they were jointly entitled to only one-eighth of the estate, under the Hanifi School of Thought. It is one of four religious schools of Sunni Muslim jurisprudence. The judge also issued an order to grant a succession certificate in which both wives will be granted one-eighth of the property.
2018-12-30Maharashtra: Man’s Genitals Chopped Off for Harassing Woman in Thane, 3 Arrested - LatestLY
Maharashtra: Man’s Genitals Chopped Off for Harassing Woman in Thane, 3 Arrested Dec 30, 2018 06:10 PM IST Thane, December 30: Police arrested three people including a woman for allegedly cutting off a man's genitals here. The man had allegedly harassed the woman and made unwanted advances towards the woman. Police stated. "The man had allegedly made unwanted advances towards the woman. Thereafter she hatched the plot with two others. Case registered and probe underway." The woman called the victim to a secluded place where two of her companions beat him up, following which the woman cut off his private parts. "We have put him on ventilator support. We are working hard to keep him alive. Private parts and the brain has been majorly injured," Dr Dyaneshwar asserted.
2018-12-29Thane: Four injured in fire caused by explosion of mobile phone - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Four injured in fire caused by explosion of mobile phone Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 08:35 PM IST Four members of a family suffered severe burn injuries in a fire following the explosion of a mobile phone at Shahapur in Thane district Friday, police said. The incident took place in Pratiksha Nagar locality early Friday morning, police said.According to the victims, a cell phone exploded, which led to a fire and subsequent explosion of an LPG cylinder.Rajesh Shinde (40), Roshni Shinde (37), Rutuja Shinde, (16) and Abhijeet Shinde (7) were injured in the incident. While Rutuja and Abhijeet were being treated at a hospital in Shahapur, their parents were shifted to the Thane Civil Hospital, the police said.
2018-12-29Sena MP Shrikant Shinde wants LTT-Haridwar train named after Sindhi deity Jhulelal - Mumbai Mirror
Sena MP Shrikant Shinde wants LTT-Haridwar train named after Sindhi deity Jhulelal Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 13:53 IST Thane: A Shiv Sena MP from Maharashtra has demanded that Mumbai LTT-Haridwar Express be named after Bhagwan Jhulelal, the most-revered deity of Sindhis. Shrikant Shinde, who represents Kalyan Lok Sabha seat, called on Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Friday and proposed this demand, his office said in a communication Saturday. Sindhis consider Haridwar a sacred place and members of the community keep visiting the temple town throughout the year for various religions events, it quoted the MP as saying. "The Mumbai (LTT)--Haridwar superfast express be named after Bhagwan Jhulelal, the Ishta Dev of Sindhis. More than four lakh Sindhis from Ulhasnagar in Thane district visit Haridwar every year for various festivals and religious functions", the Sena leader stated. He also requested the Railways minister to provide a halt for LTT-Gorakhpur Express at Kalyan terminus for the convenience of north Indian residents of nearby areas like Diva, Kalyan, Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Shahad, Murbad, Badlapur, Amberanth, Ulhasnagar etc. Sena corporator wants Malabar Hill to be renamed as Ram Nagari Dilip Lande, a corporator from Kurla, said Friday that that the current name is English and must be changed.
2018-12-29Man who faked death to live with girlfriend tracked down in Mumbai, reunited with wife and son - Bangalore Mirror
Man who faked death to live with girlfriend tracked down in Mumbai, reunited with wife and son Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 18:01 IST Chennai: A 34-year-old Keralite who faked his death to desert his wife and four-year-old son to start a new life with his girlfriend, was tracked down by the police at Thane, after over one month of an intensive search operation in Karnataka. He has reunited with his wife on Friday, police sources said. S Sandeep, who was a marketing manager with an advertising firm in Kozhikode, left home on November 24, saying he is bound for Chikkamagalur in Karnataka for trekking. When he failed to return home after two days, his panic-stricken wife Viji lodged a missing complaint with Nallalam police on November 26. Following this, the police, with the help of their counterparts in Karnataka, launched a probe, during which the UM Renegade bike used by Sandeep was found damaged along with his watch near a bridge over Tungabhadra river in Koppa. Rescue teams comprising of several scuba divers were formed to search for him in the Tungabhadra river but to no avail. Meanwhile, Ashwini, a former colleague of Sandeep, went missing from Kozhikode on December 10. Police inquiries with the firm's staff brought to light that Sandeep and Ashwini had developed intimacy when she worked in the organisation. With police tracing the last call made to Ashwini's phone from Mumbai, they launched their probe in Mumbai, where they managed to track the couple at Thane, where they have reportedly rented a house and were planning to start a new life. The police detained them and took them to Kozhikode, where on Friday they were sent to their respective homes. "The procedure we follow in a man missing case is to produce the person before a court, after which the person will express the wish either to go with the family or otherwise. The same procedure was followed in this case," a police officer said.
2018-12-29Four of family hurt as cellphone on charge explodes, causes fire - Times of India
Four of family hurt as cellphone on charge explodes, causes fire Four of family hurt as cellphone on charge explodes, causes fireShrutika Sukhi and Pradeep GuptaFour members of a family from Shahapur suffered burns in a fire that broke out in their house after a cellphone exploded early on Friday. The phone was being charged. Rajendra Shinde (43), his wife Roshni (38), daughter Rachana (13) and son Abhishek (10) have been admitted to Thane Civil Hospital. | TNN | Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 04:01 ISTThe cellphone was being charged in a window when it exploded and the curtains caught fireTHANE: Four members of a family from Shahapur suffered burns in a fire that broke out in their house after a cellphone exploded early on Friday. The phone was being charged. Rajendra Shinde (43), his wife Roshni (38), daughter Rachana (13) and son Abhishek (10) have been admitted to Thane Civil Hospital. Doctors said the parents have suffered severe injuries while the children are being treated for minor burns. “Rajendra has suffered 32% burns on his palms, legs and face while Roshini has 26% burns on her right leg and face,” said Dr Kailash Pawar, civil surgeon at the hospital. The Shahapur police said that the Shinde family stays on the ground floor of Pratiksha apartment in Kasarali area of Shahapur taluka, Thane district. Rajendra said that he had bought the phone two months ago. “I was sleeping on a bed, while my wife and three children were sleeping on a mattress on the floor. The phone was near a window. I was about to unplug it when it exploded,” said Rajendra, who works as a guard at a private company at Mulund. Due to the explosion, the curtains and bedsheets caught fire. One of Rajendra’s children escaped without injuries. The family was rushed to a nearby government hospital by neighbours and was later shifted to Thane Civil Hospital. Experts said there could be multiple reasons for the blast. “Normally, smartphone companies make sure adequate tests are done before sending a product in the market. Companies always keep in mind that a layman who has no knowledge about the technicalities of a phone. So, they make sure that adequate precautions are taken to avoid explosions, short-circuits or any untoward incidents. Phone blasts could occur due to various reasons and need not be only due to overcharging. In fact, smartphones cut off current supply on their own once batteries are charged,” said Nitin Patel, a tech expert from Thane. Patel further added, “Some of the reasons for a cellphone explosion could be that a battery capsule is punctured, the processor is not functioning properly and unable to cool down, etc. Also, if there is any manufacturing fault in a phone, then all the phones in that particular batch will face the same problem and no company makes a single phone at a time.” Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Shocking- Doctor lost 35kg with this easy 100% natural trick Good Life NutritionBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago! Brigade GroupMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiLet the people know your business journey ColombiaSridevi Bungalow - Official TeaserThe Times Of India
2018-12-29Civic Worker Killed By Wife, Her Lover In Thane: Police - NDTV News
Civic Worker Killed By Wife, Her Lover In Thane: Police Gopi Naik, 30, was assaulted by his wife and her lover on December 29 and then taken to Thane civic hospital by the duo Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: January 01, 2019 23:21 IST  ShareEMAILPRINTCOMMENTSPolice arrested the accused duo after spotting them in CCTV footage (Representational)Thane: Two persons were today arrested for allegedly killing a civic conservancy worker in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said.Gopi Naik, 30, was assaulted by his wife and her lover on December 29 and then taken to Thane civic hospital by the duo who told medical officials there that he had sustained injuries in an accident, police said.Doctors declared him dead on arrival and alerted the police who scoured CCTV images and caught the accused later, an official said.A Kasarwadavali police officer identified the accused as Priya Naik (27) and Mahesh Karale (25), adding that the two had been charged with murder.For more Thane news, click hereNDTV Beeps - your daily newsletterDelhi Records Third Lowest Minimum Temperature In 50 Years In December2 Men, Allegedly Drunk, Assault Cop, Bite Another In Police StationTrendingIndia Name 13-Man Squad For Sydney Test, Ravichandran Ashwin DoubtfulSushmita Shares Pics From Karthikeya's Wedding Starring Prabhas, RohmanPunjab National Bank Revises Fixed Deposit Interest RatesRelatedMan Allegedly Hits Live-In Partner On Head With Gas Cylinder, Kills HerThane Cab Driver's Family Arrested After His Daughter Manhandles CopNo Bail For Man Who Stripped, Thrashed 2 Kids For "Stealing" FoodThane Newscivic worker killed................................ Advertisement ................................................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksNarendra ModiLive TVTamil NewsKader KhanHOP LiveEntertainment NewsPNR StatusTrain StatusNew YearNew Year WishesSabarimalaUpcoming MoviesTata SkyDTH PlansVande MataramTata 45XRishabh Pant................................ Advertisement ................................X2 Women Below 50 Enter Sabarimala, Temple Shuts For "Purification"Don't Waste Time On Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi: AAP After PM's InterviewGautam Singhania's Battle With Father For Billion-Dollar EmpireSabarimala Temple LIVE: Shrine Shut For "Purification" After Women EnterRSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidFacebookTwitterLinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2019. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
2018-12-29Pledge to donate your organs, couple tells wedding guests - Times of India
Pledge to donate your organs, couple tells wedding guests Traditional Indian weddings have often been criticized for wasteful expenditure. A young Mumbai couple who tied the knot earlier last week decided to fulfill a social commitment instead. Updated: Dec 30, 2018, 09:48 IST Dr Komal Kanitkar (28) and Ashutosh Palande (29), who got married on December 21 in Thane, had asked their gue... Read MoreMUMBAI: Traditional Indian weddings have often been criticized for wasteful expenditure. A young Mumbai couple who tied the knot earlier last week decided to fulfil a social commitment instead. Dr Komal Kanitkar (28) and Ashutosh Palande (29), who got married on December 21 in Thane, had asked their guests to not bring any gifts to their wedding and instead pledge their organs. The couple tucked in a card with their wedding invite, asking guests to become organ donors. "We believe the greatest gift one can give another is by saving a life," read the card that was sent out. Kanitkar, who is an MD in community medicine, said that they decided to do something to reduce the 'useless' gifts a couple receives. "We received many flowers, bouquets and other such gifts during our engagement function in November last year. And that is when we decided to make our wedding special to us and to others as well." She said that earlier, they were thinking of asking guests to sponsor a child's education through various NGOs, but they realised that many people are hesitant to pay money to NGOs that they do not know. "And there was no way we could have checked the credibility of these NGOs as well. Around the same time, I read an article about the huge gap between organ donations and the patients who need them, and that is when I decided that this is what we should raise awareness about through our wedding," Kanitkar said. TOI had recently reported that cadaver organ donations in the city have reduced for the first time in five years. Cadaver donations dipped by 22% in 2018 compared to 2017. There were 45 donations, as opposed to 58 in 2017. In 2016 too, there were 58, a substantial jump from 42 and 41 in 2015 and 2014. Meanwhile, Ashutosh said that Komal being a doctor was very involved with the initiative and he, too, was more than happy to be a part of it.
2018-12-29PMO orders probe into allegations levelled against CBI Mumbai chief | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
PMO orders probe into allegations levelled against CBI Mumbai chief December 29, 2018 Mumbai: The office Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently directed the Union Home Ministry to look into the corruption allegations levelled against Nandkumar Nair, the Mumbai unit chief of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Nair is accused of accepting bribe from journalists of a national channel and divulging details of several right-wing Hindus, who are named in several cases of ‘saffron terror.’ He is also accused of endangering the safety and security of citizens and nation. The allegations against Nair were made by Hemant Chalke, a Sanatan Sanstha sympathiser and also an acquitted accused in the 2008 Thane theatre blast case. According to Chalke, in September, few men approached him and offered to finance any ‘important or big task’, which he desires to take up. “When I persisted to know, they told me that they are so eager to get into touch with persons accused of saffron terror and to help them that they did not mind spending amounts for this. They even said that they have paid Rs 10 lakh to Nair to get entire files and records of Thane-Vashi-Panvel blast case, Malegaon blast case and Dabholkar-Pansare murder case which is available with Nair,” Chalke said. Sensing something fishy, Chalke contacted his lawyers in Mumbai and told these men to get in touch with his advocates for a meeting. “Subsequently, there was a sting video of Mangesh Nikam and Haribhau Divekar, who were my co-accused in the theatres’ bomb blast case. I learnt that these were journalists,” Chalke has stated in his letter, sent to the PMO. The six-page letter, further states, “When my lawyer wrote complaints, the effort was made to offer money to my lawyer. The two persons in photographs indeed visited different accused persons by travelling long distances. These two persons were ready to pay money if the Hindu accused persons take up some bigger or important task which obviously hinted at some terror activity.” Taking a cue from the claims made by these ‘two men’ of paying a hefty amount to Nair, Chalke has sought a probe against the officer. “The statements that they paid Rs 10 lakh to Nair amounts to an admission of an offence/crime committed by them. It is strange as to how they got details of all accused persons including their addresses and contact numbers when the numbers and places of residence of all accused persons have now changed. If they say that they have obtained the details from Nair, there must be substance in their claim,” the complaint reads. “It is prima facie apparent that Nair abused his position for pecuniary gain and the persons associated with the channel, obtained official documents from him by paying a bribe and thereafter utilized these documents for acts amounting to abetment of terror acts from persons who were earlier accused of terrorist activities. Thus, Nair has indulged in an act of endangering the safety of the state by parting with sensitive documents and this is also an act of conspiracy amongst all the aforesaid persons,” the complaint further reads.
2018-12-29Thane family injured as mobile phone explodes - Mumbai Mirror
Thane family injured as mobile phone explodes Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 06:00 IST Couple sustains 35 per cent burns, their two children escape with minor injuries. A Thane family sustained burn injuries after a mobile phone allegedly exploded while it was being charged in their Shahpur village home. While the couple has sustained 35 per cent burns, their two children escaped with minor injuries. According to the police, the incident took place at 6 am when the family was asleep. After the alleged explosion, a curtain in the house caught fire and the blaze spread to the other rooms. Raju Shinde, his wife Roshni, daughter Rutuja and son Abhishek live on rent on the ground floor of Pratiksha Apartment in Kasaralit, Shahapur. Raju, who works as office-help in a government organisation in Mulund, woke up at 5:30 am and kept his mobile to charge on a window ledge. He went back to sleep and woke up to an explosion. The curtain had already caught fire and the blaze had started spreading through the house. Some neighbours and passers-by heard the blast, immediately rushed to the spot and informed the fire brigade and the police. “The couple’s clothes had caught fire and they were trying to douse it. We helped them immediately but they ended up sustaining burns. The fire brigade officials came soon after and put out the blaze which was spreading fast,” said Rajesh Jangam, an eyewitness. “The family was rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment. While Abhishek and Rutuja have been admitted with minor injuries to a hospital in Shahpur, the couple has been admitted to Thane Civil Hospital. All four of them are safe,” said Mahedh Shetye, senior inspector at Shahapur police station. He added that the fire brigade officials are probing the exact cause of fire. A doctor from Thane Civil Hospital confirmed that the condition of Shinde and his wife is stable but they are still under treatment. Arun Salunkhe, a relative of Shinde family, said, “Raju had bought the phone a month ago. The house has been totally damaged in the fire and several household items have been completely gutted. Both he and his wife have burn injuries on hands, legs and face.” Salunkhe also alleged negligence on part of the mobile phone company and demanded compensation for the family. He said they will soon lodge a police complaint. “I hope the authorities take appropriate action,” he added.
2018-12-29Man held in bribery case in Thane - United News of India
Man held in bribery case in Thane Posted at: Dec 29 2018 1:01 PM A man was arrested for posing an RTI activist and extorting money from a handicapped stall owner from Vartak Nagar in this district of Maharashtra. The arrest was made on Thursday night, police said. Complainant Yogesh Padle, 34, was allotted a stall by Thane Municipal corporation (TMC) in which he runs a cutlery shop. Accused Paresh Chawda, 27, threatened Padle of lodging a complaint against him with the TMC, stating that the latter has given his stall to someone else on rent and demanded Rs 20,000 to favour him. The Rs 20,000 of amount, and installment of Rs 10,000 was paid, Chawda was harassing Padle for rest of the amount. Aggrieved Padle approached police and Chawda was handcuffed, police added.
2018-12-29LPG cylinders for Ujjwala scheme found stocked inside a house in Thane| Ghanti Bajao | ABP News Videos - ABP Live
LPG cylinders for Ujjwala scheme found stocked inside a house in Thane Updated 29 Dec 2018 01:12 PM ABP News team along with Thane crime branch found how LPG cylinders for Ujjwala scheme which are meant to reach poor households were stocked inside a house. These cylinders were being stocked to steal LPG gas and later on an almost empty cylinder is sent for poor households.Watch video for details.
2018-12-29Sena MP wants LTT-Haridwar train named after Sindhi deity Jhulelal - The Tribune India
Sena MP wants LTT-Haridwar train named after Sindhi deity Jhulelal Posted at: Dec 29, 2018, 11:54 AM; A Shiv Sena MP from Maharashtra has demanded that the Mumbai LTT-Haridwar Express be named after Bhagwan Jhulelal, the most-revered deity of Sindhis. Shrikant Shinde, who represents Kalyan Lok Sabha seat, called on Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Friday and proposed this demand, his office said in a communication on Saturday. Sindhis consider Haridwar a sacred place and members of the community keep visiting the temple town throughout the year for various religions events, it quoted the MP as saying. “The Mumbai (LTT)-Haridwar superfast express be named after Bhagwan Jhulelal, the Ishta Dev of Sindhis. More than 4 lakh Sindhis from Ulhasnagar in Thane district visit Haridwar every year for various festivals and religious functions”, the Sena leader stated. He also requested the Railways Minister to provide a halt for the LTT-Gorakhpur Express at Kalyan terminus for the convenience of north Indian residents of nearby areas like Diva, Kalyan, Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Shahad, Murbad, Badlapur, Amberanth, Ulhasnagar, etc.
2018-12-292018 turns out to be prosperous for bike thieves | Freepressjournal : Latest Indian news,Live updates - Free Press Journal
2018 turns out to be prosperous for bike thieves December 29, 2018 Bhayandar: If the statistical details related to number of thefts reported is any indication, 2018 seems to be productive and prosperous year for vehicle thieves in the rural areas of Thane district. With around 170 cases registered so far, the six police stations including Mira Road, Bhayandar, Naya Nagar, Uttan, Kashimira and Navghar, which fall under the sub -divisions of the Thane (rural) police emerged as major contributors in swelling the statistics to alarming numbers. Apart from stray incidents of four wheeler thefts, bike lifting cases occupy a lion’s share in the compiled data. From 272 in 2014 to 394 in 2015 and 424 in 2016, the number of vehicle thefts in the entire district has witnessed an upward trend. A cursory glance at the statistical information in context to vehicle thefts (2 and 4-wheelers) uploaded by the Thane (rural) police on its website reveals that their detection rate hovers at around 21 percent for a period ranging six years from 2012 to 2018. Between January 1 and November 30, this year, the police have registered 445 vehicle theft cases — witnessing a rise of nearly 10 percent as compared to 397 cases during the corresponding period last year. In 2017, the rate of detection stood at 33 percent as the police personnel managed to crack 131 cases, however, this year, out of the 445 vehicle theft cases, only 135 were detected till November-2018 which is a mere 30 percent. While senior police officers said that they were taking various steps to curb the crime, shortage of secure parking areas is among the main reasons for rising incidence of vehicle thefts. Interestingly the Honda Activa has proved to the most sought after brand for thieves. This is evident from the fact that every third stolen bike is a Honda Activa.
2018-12-29Cheers to Mumbai: Bars, hotels to remain open on Dec 31 night - The Indian Express
Cheers to Mumbai: Bars, hotels to remain open on Dec 31 night Earlier, Aaditya Thackeray had written a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to allow markets, especially in non-residential areas, to remain open all night in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other cities on New Year. Updated: December 29, 2018 7:56:25 pm Ahead of the New Year celebrations, the Maharashtra government on Saturday issued a statement, saying that bars, hotels and pubs can remain open on the night of December 31 in Mumbai. Earlier, Aaditya Thackeray, chief of Shiv Sena’s youth wing, had written a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to allow markets, especially in non-residential areas, to remain open all night in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other cities on New Year. In his letter, Thackeray also stated that the move would help generate more employment and revenue for the state. “The residents of the country’s financial and entertainment hub need more space and time to unwind after hours of work,” he said. Aaditya, who has been advocating for a more relaxed nightlife in Mumbai, also reminded the CM of a resolution of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, passed in 2013, to let hotels and shops in non-residential areas in Mumbai to remain open 24X7. “The proposal for Mumbai is awaiting your approval from the Home Department (which is handled by Fadnavis himself),” the 24-year-old leader had said in his letter. Special teams to prevent eve-teasing in Mumbai on December 31 In order to ensure the safety of New Year revellers on the night of December 31, over 40,000 police personnel will be on the road. Special squads to curb harassment of women will be deployed at many places, he was quoted as saying by PTI. “Over 40,000 policemen will be on bandobast (security) duty during the New Year celebrations,” said deputy commissioner of police Manjunath Singe, the city police’s spokesperson. In another development earlier, the Maharashtra government on Thursday approved the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, a move that will benefit more than 20 lakh employees and pensioners. The Cabinet approval to the pay hike of government employees, which will cost the state exchequer Rs. 38,655 crore, comes just months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The state will face Assembly polls in the second half of 2019. The Sena is a constituent of the BJP-led governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre.
2018-12-29Four of family hurt as cellphone on charge explodes, causes fire - Gadgets Now
Four of a family hurt as mobile phone explodes while charging, causes fire Four members of a family from Shahapur suffered burns in a fire that broke out in their house after a cellphone exploded early on Friday. Dec 29, 2018, 12:30 PM IST Thane: Four members of a family from Shahapur suffered burns in a fire that broke out in their house after a cellphone exploded early on Friday. The phone was being charged. Rajendra Shinde (43), his wife Roshni (38), daughter Rachana (13) and son Abhishek (10) have been admitted to Thane Civil Hospital. Doctors said the parents have suffered severe injuries while the children are being treated for minor burns. “Rajendra has suffered 32% burns on his palms, legs and face while Roshini has 26% burns on her right leg and face,” said Dr Kailash Pawar, civil surgeon at the hospital. The Shahapur police said that the Shinde family stays on the ground floor of Pratiksha apartment in Kasarali area of Shahapur taluka, Thane district. Rajendra said that he had bought the phone two months ago. “I was sleeping on a bed, while my wife and three children were sleeping on a mattress on the floor. The phone was near a window. I was about to unplug it when it exploded,” said Rajendra, who works as a guard at a private company at Mulund. Due to the explosion, the curtains and bedsheets caught fire. One of Rajendra’s children escaped without injuries. The family was rushed to a nearby government hospital by neighbours and was later shifted to Thane Civil Hospital. Experts said there could be multiple reasons for the blast. “Normally, smartphone companies make sure adequate tests are done before sending a product in the market. Companies always keep in mind that a layman who has no knowledge about the technicalities of a phone. So, they make sure that adequate precautions are taken to avoid explosions, short-circuits or any untoward incidents. Phone blasts could occur due to various reasons and need not be only due to overcharging. In fact, smartphones cut off current supply on their own once batteries are charged,” said Nitin Patel, a tech expert from Thane. Patel further added, “Some of the reasons for a cellphone explosion could be that a battery capsule is punctured, the processor is not functioning properly and unable to cool down, etc. Also, if there is any manufacturing fault in a phone, then all the phones in that particular batch will face the same problem and no company makes a single phone at a time.”
2018-12-29Winter ailments: Pets can catch cold, flu just as you do - Times of India
Winter ailments: Pets can catch cold, flu just as you do Pune veterinarians have been getting a number of four-legged visitors, who are affected by respiratory problems owing to early morning fog, the fluctuating temperature during the day and night and dust particles in the air, etc. The symptoms of the respiratory problem are watery nose and eyes, which even turn yellow or red in the condition deteriorates. Updated: Dec 30, 2018, 08:56 IST THANE: It is not just people who are falling sick with the dip in temperature, but also pets that are suffering from respiratory infections and even flu, cough and cold, claimed veterinarians from the city. City-based veterinarians have been getting a number of four-legged visitors, who are affected by respiratory problems owing to early morning fog, fluctuating temperature during the day and night and dust particles in the air, etc. The symptoms of respiratory problem are watery nose and eyes, which even turn yellow or red in the condition deteriorates. Dr Manohar Akole, a veteranarian from the city, said, "Since the past two weeks, there has been a 15 per cent rise in the number of pets suffering from respiratory ailments. A few of them are down with flu, seen sneezing and have dry cough. Most of these pets are foreign breeds like German Shepherd, Labrador, Golden Retriever and Pomeranian. The Indian breeds, however, have a better immune system and they are accustomed to the weather here." The experts even said that when it comes to dogs aged above seven, even arthritis is common. Also, if puppies are not treated for cold in time, they can suffer from pneumonia. Not just these animals, but birds too are suffering from respiratory problems. "Pet owners do not understand that birds also need warmth and they should ideally be shutting their cage and covering it in bedsheet instead of keeping it open. The exotic birds are facing respiratory problems due to which then there is swelling in their eyes or a discharge from their nose or eyes. Unlike humans, birds cannot adjust to the weather as they do not have enough insulation to protect themselves and struggle to maintain their body temperature," said Dr Hemant Thange, exotic specialist. Experts added that when it comes to reptiles like turtles and tortoise, vitamin A and calcium defeciencies are common during this season. Veterinarians said that one of the main reasons for this is that the owners keep them only in water or on land while most of them need both. During winter the water is cooler and it becomes difficult for them to adjust to the body temperature, due to which they have calcium deficiency and their shells suffer fracture and break. Alok Deshpande, a resident of Kapurbawdi and a pet owner, said, "My Pomeranian has been down with respiratory problem since a week now. His appetite is low and he is under medication now."
2018-12-28Latest News: Air Force to Help Rescue Meghalaya Miners - The Quint
Latest News: Air Force to Help Rescue Meghalaya MinersSHARE, SAVE, COMMENT Catch all the latest news updates of the day here.(Photo: The Quint)LiveLatest News: Air Force to Help Rescue Meghalaya MinersThe QuintIndiaUPDATED 24 MINUTES AGOFollow Us On:FacebookTwitterInstagram SHARE, SAVE, COMMENT0SHARE, SAVE, COMMENTComment0 Pompeo to Meet Netanyahu in Brazil After Syria Decision US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet next week in Brazil with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Washington prepares to withdraw troops from Syria, the State Department said Thursday.Pompeo and Netanyahu will meet in Brasilia where both will be attending the New Year's Day inauguration of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing firebrand who has vowed to move Brazil closer to Israel and US President Donald Trump. (Source: PTI) NEWEST FIRSTOLDEST FIRST(3) NEW UPDATES5:36 AM, 28 DecDistrict Jail Chief Warden Shot Dead in UpThe chief warden of the district jail was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants at the Jail Road Crossing here, police said Friday.The incident took place Harinarain Trivedi (55) was going to buy vegetables on Thursday afternoon, Superintendent of Police (SP) S Anand said. (Source: PTI)5:22 AM, 28 DecBhutan PM Arrives in IndiaNewly elected Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering meets PM Narendra Modi. This is Tshering's maiden foreign visit as Prime Minister.(Source: ANI)(Photo: MEA/Twitter)5:18 AM, 28 DecRagubhar Das-Led Jharkhand Govt Completes 4 YearsRaghubar Das-led Jharkhand Government completes four years in office, a press conference to be held later on Friday, 28 December.(Source: ANI)5:16 AM, 28 DecCold Morning in Delhi, Minimum Temperature Settles at 5 Deg CelsiusDelhiites woke up to a cold Friday morning as the minimum temperature was recorded at five degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.Humidity was recorded at 91 per cent.The weatherman has forecast clear skies through the day with the possibility of haze or smoke, and the maximum temperature is likely to settle at 21 degrees Celsius. (Source: PTI)5:02 AM, 28 Dec2 of 5 Eclipses in 2019 to Be Visible in India: Observatory OfficialAstronomy enthusiasts and skygazers will be able to watch five eclipses in 2019, two of which will be visible in India.It will start with a partial solar eclipse on January 6, though it will not be visible in India, Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt, Superintendent of the Ujjain-based Jiwaji Observatory, told PTI. 4:45 AM, 28 DecUS Govt Shutdown Set to Drag on to 2019 as Trump, Dems Stick to Their StandsThe partial US government shutdown is all set to drag on to the new year as opposition Democrats and Republicans refused to show any sign of compromise Thursday to end the impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding.Trump has refused to sign any stopgap spending bill that does not has provisions to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border which he says is essential to stop the flow of illegal immigrants.(Source: PTI)4:44 AM, 28 DecCatch all the latest news and live updates.4:43 AM, 28 DecCongress President Rahul Gandhi in Party Headquarters on Party's Foundation DayCongress President Rahul Gandhi at party HQ on Congress Foundation Day.He could be seen unfurling a flag in the pictures. (Source: ANI)4:41 AM, 28 DecOne Terrorist Gunned Down in PulwamaOne terrorist has been gunned down by security forces as they exchanged fire with terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.Defence sources said the terrorists opened fire at a patrol party of the Rashtriya Rifles in Rinzipora village of Awantipora area on Friday morning."In retaliatory firing by the army, one militant was killed. The area has been cordoned off for searches," an informed source said. (Source: ANI)4:33 AM, 28 DecDalit Leader Mevani Not Allowed to Meet Bhim Army Activists at Muzaffarnagar JailGujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was not allowed to meet Bhim Army activists at a jail here as he had come after visiting hours, officials said Friday.The Bhim Army is a Dalit outfit based in Uttar Pradesh and its activist are lodged at the Muzaffarnagar district jail in connection with the April 2 violence here.Mevani had come to meet the activists after visiting hours on Thursday evening, therefore, he was not allowed a meeting, Jail Superintendent A K Saxena said. (Source: PTI)4:32 AM, 28 Dec5 Arrested for Poaching in Muzaffarnagar Forest Five people were arrested for allegedly poaching wildlife animals for meat in the Shukertal forest range in the Hastinapur sanctuary here, police said Friday.They were members of a gang that supplied meat of wildlife animals, Shukertal Range Officer Raj Singh Pundhir said. (Source: PTI)4:32 AM, 28 DecGoa Mining: GMPF to Protest During Pm Modi's Visit in JanThe Goa Mining People's Front, an umbrella organisation of people dependent on the state's mining sector, has decided to stage a protest during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here next month, its chief Puti Goankar said.The GMPF has been agitating for several months now demanding amendment in mining laws for the resumption of mining operations in Goa. (Source: PTI)4:30 AM, 28 DecFire Services Team From Odisha Flies to Meghalaya Odisha Fire Services team also left for Meghalaya in a special aircraft to assist local authorities in the rescue of trapped coal miners.(Source: ANI)4:29 AM, 28 DecManmohan Singh Arrives At Congress HQ on Party Foundation DaySenior Congress leaders including Dr Manmohan Singh arrive at party headquarters on Congress Foundation Day. (Source: ANI) 4:18 AM, 28 DecSensex Rises Over 300 PointsStarting on a positive note, the Sensex rose 258.5 points and touched 36,065.78 and the Nifty50 barometer of the National Stock Exchange.4:13 AM, 28 DecWinter Storm Snarls Holiday Travel in Parts of Us Hundreds of flights were cancelled and thousands more delayed across the United States on Thursday as a powerful winter storm swept through the centre of the country, frustrating holiday travellers.More than 6,500 flights were delayed and some 800 more were cancelled, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware. (Source: PTI)4:00 AM, 28 DecNDRF Personnel to Land in Guwahati For Rescue OperationIndian Air Force C-130J transport airplane has taken off from Bhubaneswar carrying NDRF personnel and equipment to help in the process to rescue the Meghalaya Miners, the aircraft will land in Guwahati, said Air Force sources.(Source: ANI)3:47 AM, 28 DecCBI Registers Case Against Punjab Resident Over Illegal Trafficking of Minor GirlsCBI registers case against Kala, a resident of Punjab and Aryan, a resident of Delhi over illegal trafficking of minor girls into Kenya on the pretext of providing employment. Three girls were rescued by Indian High Commission in Kenya.Based on the complaint from US Embassy, CBI also registers a case against five persons from Punjab for illegally trafficking minor girls into the US on the pretext of an educational trip.(Source: ANI)3:33 AM, 28 Dec2 Dead in Dehradun's Garhi CanttA bridge collapsed in Garhi Cantt in Dehradun district, two people dead, three injured.(Source: ANI)3:32 AM, 28 DecSecurity Forces, Terrorists Exchange Fire Exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in South Kashmir's Pulwama. 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2018-12-28Sena members’ visit to church upsets parishioners - The Hindu
Sena members’ visit to church upsets parishioners UPDATED: DECEMBER 29, 2018 01:21 IST Mumbai: A visit by Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare and MLA Pratap Sarnaik to a church in Thane on Christmas has not gone down well with some parishioners. Soon after the morning mass was concluded at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Tuesday, the politicians addressed the crowd and were later felicitated with shawls and bouquets by parish priest Fr. Rudolph Andrade. The parishioners have now taken up the matter with the Archdiocese of Bombay. “The church is a place of worship. Why should politicians be allowed to speak and be felicitated there,” Melwyn Fernandes, a community member from Thane, said. Mr. Fernandes, who is also the secretary of the Association of Concerned Catholics, said the politicians assured to resolve the issue of burial ground in Thane when they addressed the crowd. “Church is not the place where such political speeches are given,” he said. Other parishioners pointed that the church does not discriminate against anyone and politicians can definitely be part of the gathering. “But they cannot be given space in the church to promote any agenda or be felicitated. Church has to be apolitical,” another community member said. The member also said if the politicians simply wanted to wish the community for Christmas, they should have done it outside the church, preferably in the ground. Fr. Nigel Barrett, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Bombay, confirmed that the parishioners have written a letter to the Cardinal. “The Cardinal has said he will look into the matter,” Fr. Barrett said. “The church is a place of liturgical purpose and worship. The parishioners have taken objection that the politicians were allowed in that space,” he said.
2018-12-28Families recollect memories, survivors recount the horror - The Hindu
Families recollect memories, survivors recount the horror UPDATED: DECEMBER 29, 2018 01:16 IST Mumbai: Tarala Gangar (52) could have easily rescued herself out of their 11th floor apartment after the fire broke out in the neighbouring flat. But, she chose to not abandon her mother-in-law Laxmiben Gangar (83), who had been bedridden for a while. ‘It is dark out there and the passage is filled with smoke. I cannot come out,’ were the last sentences that Tarala said to a relative when they reached her over the phone. Nobody heard from her after that. The Gangars occupied flat no. 1103 and 1104 in B wing. After the flames were doused, the fire brigade pulled out two bodies from the floor. Since the bodies were charred beyond recognition, Tarala’s son Sagar identified them on the basis of the ornaments that were on the remains. “They could not open the door as the corridor was filled with smoke and flames. They ran into the puja room, from where their bodies were pulled out,” Vinod Vora, Tarala’s brother-in-law, said. “Tarala’s daughter-in-law Ruchi had stepped out to fetch vegetables just five minutes ago. When she returned to the society, she learnt about the fire and alerted all of us,” Mr. Vora said. Remembering her cousin, Dheeraj Shah said, “I had known Tarala since our childhood. She was a home maker and a simple woman. She was also a heart patient, but looked after the family very fondly.” For the Joshis, who live on the 14th floor, the fire brought in double loss. The couple, Sunita Joshi (72) and Bhalchandra Joshi (72), were trapped in the smoke and asphyxiated to death. Their younger son, Sandeep Joshi, who evacuated his wife and children to the top floor, could not reach his parents after smoke filled the stairway. “I saw my father get on the staircase. My mother had been rescued too. I ran up with my children in the meanwhile, and I thought my parents would come up too. I could not save them,” an inconsolable Mr. Sandeep Joshi said on Thursday night. “It just happened very quickly and both our relatives perished in one night. It is an irrevocable loss for us,” Madhukar Sathe, a relative of the Joshis, said. Suman Joshi (83), a resident of the 12th floor also died of suffocation. Suman’s body was received by her son Sanjay Joshi, senior police inspector, Vikhroli police station, on Friday. Her husband Shrinivas (86) had also inhaled smoke, but is stable. On Friday, last rites of the Joshi couple were held in Thane, while Laxmiben and Tarala Gangar were cremated in Ghatkopar.
2018-12-28Saved couple rushed to hospital in auto but died - Times of India
Saved couple rushed to hospital in auto but died Three firemen risked their lives and rescued a senior citizen couple, Sunita and Balachandra Joshi, from 14th floor of the Sargam Society's B-wing that was engulfed in flames on Thursday night. Policemen and locals carried the Joshis, both were aged 72, into an autorickshaw, the first vehicle that came along, and sent them to hospital. But unfortunately, both died during treatment. Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 01:43 IST On Friday, family and friends conducted the last rites of the couple and Suman Shrinivas Joshi (82) MUMBAI/THANE: Three firemen risked their lives and rescued a senior citizen couple, Sunita and Balachandra Joshi, from 14th floor of the Sargam Society’s B-wing that was engulfed in flames on Thursday night. Policemen and locals carried the Joshis, both were aged 72, into an autorickshaw, the first vehicle that came along, and sent them to hospital. But unfortunately, both died during treatment. Officials said that a team from Vikhroli fire station reached the spot first and initiated the rescue operations. “They managed to reach the 14th floor of B-wing, carried the Joshis from their flat to the terrace, moved to the adjoining wing and walked out of the building safely,” said an officer. The firemen handed over the couple to policemen and locals helping in the rescue operations and re-entered the building to save more lives. Fireman Chagan Maruti too had to be hospitalised after he inhaled smoke during the rescue operartion. He was discharged after treatment on Friday. Bipin Maheshwari, a resident, said: “Most of the residents who rushed out of the building in panic waited in a public garden across the road. We saw people carry injured residents into vehicles and rushing them to hospital.” On Friday, family and friends conducted the last rites of the couple and Suman Shrinivas Joshi (82). While Sunita and Balachandra were cremated in Kopri, Suman’s body was first brought to her daughter’s place in Mulund (W) and then taken to the crematorium. Suman’s son Sanjay, a senior inspector at Vikhroli police station, was choked with emotions as family and friends offered condolences. Suman was a nursery teacher at a Mahim school. She had recently retired. A relative said that her husband Shrinivas managed to escape the fire, but she was unable to run and as a result inhaled too much smoke. Inconsolable relatives (pictured) said Sunita and Balachandra were a ‘lively, happy couple’ who helped people in need.
2018-12-28Thane: Fire breaks out at scrap godown in Bhiwandi - Times of India
Thane: Fire breaks out at scrap godown in Bhiwandi Updated: Dec 28, 2018, 15:42 IST The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be discovered. BHIWANDI: A major fire broke out inside a scrap godown situated in Bhandari compound area in Bhiwandi in the wee hours on Friday. As the godown was situated inside a residential area, to avoid any further incidents, electricity was cut down in the area and people were also rescued from the adjoining building. "The fire was brought under control by 7am," said the Bhiwandi fire official. No one got injured, as the staff who were guarding the godown managed to escape before the fire spread to the whole area. The exact reason behind the fire is yet to be discovered.
2018-12-28Thaneites wake up to a chilly morning, temperature drops by 4 Celsius in city on Thursday - Times of India
Thaneites wake up to a chilly morning, temperature drops by 4 Celsius in city on Thursday Dec 29, 2018, 04:07 IST THANE: After experiencing a pleasant climate over the past few days, lake-city denizens woke up to a chilly and windy morning on Thursday as the mercury levels dropped by about 4 degrees Celsius since Wednesday night. While the maximum temperatures was hovering around 34 to 35 degrees Celsius over the past week it dropped down to 28 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. The minimum temperatures, which have been quite low over the past few weeks, also dropped from 19 degrees Celsius on Wednesday to 17 degrees Celsius on Thursday. "The climate has been really cool since Wednesday night and the strong cold winds continued throughout the next day. The breeze was extremely cold a little before noon and we had to actually shut the windows and switch of the fan to stop shivering," said Shruti S, a Waghbil resident. Weathermen point out that this drop in temperature and the currently cool climate is because of the change in wind directions, and the climate will remain the same for the next few days after which it may increase by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius again. "The areas Konkan and Madhya Maharashtra, which includes of Mumbai and Thane, have started receiving the cool north easterly winds blowing over from the snow-capped Himalayas. Over the past two days the maximum temperatures have dropped by 4 to 5 degrees and the minimum have dropped by about 2 to 3 degrees," said Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at skymetweather. "The formation of troughs in the area has also resulted in strong cool breezes in these regions. This weather is expected to stay cool till December 30, after which the temperatures may increase marginally because of a brewing disturbance," Palawat added. Thane resident, Gopal Tripathy says, "The weather has become extremly cool in the past few days, we have started wearing a sweater during our morning walks."
2018-12-28Fire erupts at scrap godown in Maharashtra's Thane; probe underway - Devdiscourse
Fire erupts at scrap godown in Maharashtra's Thane; probe underway Last Updated at 28-12-2018 11:51:43 IST A scrap godown was gutted in a fire that broke out early Friday morning in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said. Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said no one was injured in the fire that broke out at around 2:45 am Friday. Fire Brigade personnel managed to douse the flames after a four-hour operation, he added. Items stored in the godown, a tailoring shop nearby and some parked motorcycles were destroyed in the fire, the cause of which is being probed, said Fire Brigade officials.
2018-12-28Crime branch cops nab trio for stealing bikes worth Rs 12 lakh - Times of India
Crime branch cops nab trio for stealing bikes worth Rs 12 lakh The property cell of crime branch busted a gang of three robbers, involved in a series of expensive bike thefts. The cops recovered 16 bikes worth over Rs 12 lakhs from the trio. Updated: Dec 29, 2018, 04:04 IST THANE: The property cell of crime branch busted a gang of three robbers, involved in a series of expensive bike thefts. The cops recovered 16 bikes worth over Rs 12 lakh from the trio. The police said, the trio were identified as Dharmesh Rawat 21, Yogesh Rawat 21 and Hrishikesh Channe 19, all resident of Titwala. Channe, being a mechanic knew to start the bike with the help of wires. “The gang operated in the various parts of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad and Ahmednagar areas,” said the senior police officer. “Initially, their target bike would be a high-end as most of them were parked on the road, it made easy for the robbers to rob them,” said Ravindra Wani, the senior inspector. They were caught by the police following the pattern of bikes chosen and the way they were robbed. As the bikes were expensive, the property cell were carrying a parallel investigation. Based on a tip, the police arrested Dharmesh Rawat from Titwala in a bike theft case and during interrogation, the accused named other two. He confessed that they would operate after a thorough recce of their target bikes. After carrying the recce, one of them would go near the bike and made it look like the bike belonged to him, while the other two would keep a check on people nearby. Then one of them would break the lock by giving a jerk and after breaking the handle they would push the bike manually for a distance. Once away from the parked location, they would start the bike by connecting the ignition wire and then would flee with the bike. “We are questioning them for their role in similar such cases registered with the police station and it is likely that they could be involved in more theft cases,” said the officer.
2018-12-28Saved couple rushed to hospital in auto but died | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Saved couple rushed to hospital in auto but died 29th December, 2018 But unfortunately, both died during treatment.Officials said that a team from Vikhroli fire station reached the spot first and initiated the rescue operations. MUMBAI/THANE: Three firemen risked their lives and rescued a senior citizen couple, Sunita and Balachandra Joshi, from 14th floor of the Sargam Society’s B-wing that was engulfed in flames on Thursday night. Policemen and locals carried the Joshis, both were aged 72, into an autorickshaw, the first vehicle that came along, and sent them to hospital. We saw people carry injured residents into vehicles and rushing them to hospital.”On Friday, family and friends conducted the last rites of the couple and Suman Shrinivas Joshi (82). While Sunita and Balachandra were cremated in Kopri, Suman’s body was first brought to her daughter’s place in Mulund (W) and then taken to the crematorium.
2018-12-28Church-goers miffed over Sena leaders attending Xmas mass - Mumbai Mirror
Church-goers miffed over Sena leaders attending Xmas mass Updated: Dec 28, 2018, 06:00 IST Parishioners at Thane’s Our Lady of Mercy Church are upset over the presence of Shiv Sena leaders during the Christmas mass on Tuesday morning. The Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) has shot off a letter to the Archbishop of Mumbai after Sena MP Rajan Vichare and MLA Pratap Sarnaik attended the service in the Vartak Nagar church. Their presence violates the sanctity of the occasion and the venue by mixing religion and politics, the association contends. Justin Ryan, a parishioner who attended the service, said, “The church is for praying and not to gauge political leanings of the masses.” “Tomorrow the congregation may have to face the brunt of the actions of these priests who favour certain political parties over the others,” charged another parishioner Melwyn Fernandes. AOCC secretary Judith Monteiro blames the church priest and organisers more than the political leaders. “Since the cardinal has been informed, we may soon have rules as to what can and cannot be done in front of the holy altar,” she said. When contacted, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Bombay, Father Nigel Barrett, said that they had spoken to the church priest. “We were told that the politicians did not use the stage for propagating any political message.” This, however, was refuted by parishioners. Sunil Saldhana, a church regular, said that this was not the first time that Sena leaders had come to the church and that no other party has interacted with the parishioners so much, that too, inside church premises.
2018-12-28Thane: Woman held in connection with theft cases - Times of India
Thane: Woman held in connection with theft cases Dec 28, 2018, 15:56 IST THANE: A 33-year-old woman was arrested in Thane district for her alleged involvement in three house-breaking thefts, a senior police official said on Friday. Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Deepak Deoraj said the accused, identified as Shirin Noor Ali Shaikh, had broken into three houses in Ulhasnagar and Ambernath in the district and looted cash, gold and silver worth Rs 13 lakh. He said that 38 'tola' (a tola is around 10 grams) of gold and over 58 grams of silver had been recovered from her. "She moved around in a burkha and surveyed locked houses. She then carried out house-breaking thefts mostly between 12 noon and 3pm," the official said. She was nabbed by Unit IV of the Thane Crime Branch from the Wimco Naka area in Ambernath, he informed.
2018-12-28NHRC issue notice to Maharashtra govt over molestation case at Thane hospital - Times of India
NHRC issue notice to Maharashtra govt over molestation case at Thane hospital NHRC issue notice to Maharashtra govt over molestation case at Thane hospitalNishikant Karlikar | TNN | Dec 28, 2018, 10:21 ISTThe NHRC has called for a detailed report within four weeks in the matter.THANE: Taking a serious note of the molestation inside ICU ward of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) run Kalwa hospital, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance and issued a notice to the chief secretary of the Government of Maharashtra. TOI, in its edition of the December 26, had reported the chilling incident where in the accused Dinesh Koli (39) molested the patient inside the ICU ward, but was saved in a nick of time by an alert neigbouring patient. The NHRC has called for a detailed report within four weeks in the matter including action taken against the guilty and relief and rehabilitation as well as counseling provided to the victim. The NHRC has also asked whether such incidents have occurred in the past in any of the government hospitals if yes, what steps have been taken by the authorities to ensure safety and security of the indoor patients at the government-run hospitals, the press release read. The commission has observed that the contents of the media reports, if true, amount to gross human rights violation of the victim. The victim was in lawful custody of the hospital and it was obligatory on the part of the hospital to provide her proper safety during the indoor treatment. It is necessary for the employer authorities to check the credentials of the workers, who are being deputed in the sensitive areas. Due to lapse on the part of the hospital authorities, the girl was victimised by the accused employee. The shameful incident occurring at a government-run facility raises a question mark on the safety of the patients, particularly the female patients in the hospital, the release stated. The accused, a contract worker deployed in the particular ward, was sweeping and arranging the ward while one hand of the victim was tied to the bed to prevent the saline drip from falling out during a seizure. The accused allegedly tied the other hand of the patient to the bed and started touching her inappropriately, while it was noticed by another patient in the room who alerted the staff. The Medical Superintendent of the hospital has reportedly stated that appropriate action has been taken and the contractor who deputed the accused on work in the hospital has been told to dismiss him, the release read.
2018-12-28Major fire guts 18 godowns in Thane's Bhiwandi - Times of India
Major fire guts 18 godowns in Thane's Bhiwandi Dec 28, 2018, 20:37 IST The fire occurred at 5.20pm on Friday at the godown situated at Jairaj compound in Kalvar area. BHIWANDI: A major fire gutted around 18 godowns containing box-packing material on Friday evening at Bhiwandi in Thane district. The fire crew reached the spot and is struggling to control the blaze. The loss is estimated to be in crores. The fire occurred at 5.20 pm on Friday at the godown situated at Jairaj compound in Kalvar area in Bhiwandi. Officials said as the fire was major, several fire tenders were called from Kalyan and Thane. The fire team said that first fire broke out in one godown which later spread to other godowns. Around 50 staff working inside the godowns managed to escape. No one was injured in the incident. D N Salvi, chief fire officer of Bhiwandi fire brigade, said, “Around 18 godowns have caught fire and our team is trying to control the situation."
2018-12-28Thane: Woman stabs husband after dispute over property; his children accomplices too - Times Now
Thane: Woman stabs husband after dispute over property; his children accomplices too Updated Dec 28, 2018 He tried to escape but was hit hard on the head by his wife and he started bleeding profusely. Thane: A man was attacked with a knife by his own wife in Maharashtra’s Thane after a prolonged dispute pertaining to property rights. Moreover, the victim’s children too were accomplices in the crime and his daughter had trashed him just before the knife attack. The man was seriously injured in the incident and an FIR has been registered in this case against the wife, daughter and son of the victim at Naupada police station. According to reports, the victim, a 57-year-old businessman, lived alone and also owned a resort in Matheran. It was reported that his wife, daughter, son and daughter-in-law used to live separately. On December 21, the victim came home from a hospital and found out that his family was already there. The man’s son allegedly told the rest of his kin to ‘kill his father today’ and left the place. It was alleged that his old properties were the root cause of a feud with his wife and daughter. On the fateful day, the two women started abusing him but he ignored them and went to his bedroom in order to rest after he was relieved from the hospital. It was at that moment the two women attacked him with a knife. He tried to escape but was hit hard on the head by his wife and he started bleeding profusely. Then, the merchant's daughter also beat him and he barely escaped in time. Soon after, he went to the Naupada police station and filed a complaint against his wife, daughter and son.
2018-12-28Man who mimicked women to con, nabbed by Thane police | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Man who mimicked women to con, nabbed by Thane police 28th December, 2018 Thane police have finally nabbed a man who mimicked women to dupe jewellers, kirana store owners, and co-operative banks based in Mumbai, Thane, and Tulinj. The lady told him that she wanted to buy gold bangles from him and had Rs 1 lakh in Rs 2000 denomination notes. The cops have recovered cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh from him. On April 29, at around 8 pm, Mukul Dahiwal of Bhushan jewellers from Pachpakhadi, Thane, got a call from a woman called Dr Swati from Aadhar hospital. He also told Dahiwal to pay him the Rs 50,000 as he needs to give the amount to a patient and meet the doctor at her house.
2018-12-28SHOCKING! Fake Amul butter racket BUSTED by Thane rural police - Times Now
SHOCKING! Fake Amul butter racket BUSTED by Thane rural police 28 DECEMBER 2018 Police in Mumbai busted a gang of miscreants who were selling adulterated butter by packaging it as Amul. During the raid, officials recovered a thousand kilograms of spurious butter.
2018-12-28Mumbai Metro Route 4A Connecting Kasarvadavali–Gaikmukh Approved; To Reduce South Mumbai–Thane Commute Time - Swarajya
Mumbai Metro Route 4A Connecting Kasarvadavali–Gaikmukh Approved; To Reduce South Mumbai–Thane Dec 28 2018, 12:40 pm, The Maharashtra government on Thursday (27 December) approved Mumbai Metro’s Route 4A from Kasarvadavali to Gaikmukh aimed at cutting travel time between South Mumbai and Thane, Press Trust of India has reported. Dubbed as a 2.7 km extension, it will connect the entire stretch of Thane’s Ghodbunder Road with metro. This would be part of a 32 km long corridor encompassing Wadala, Ghatkopar, Mulund, Thane and Kasarvadavali. This project is expected to cost around Rs 949 crore and would be ready by March 2022. It may benefit as many as 8.7 lakh commuters. Besides approving the project, the Maharashtra government also gave the green signal to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for raising funds from domestic, international finances for its execution. Currently work is ongoing on several Mumbai metro corridors namely: Metro 2A - Dahisar to DN Nagar, Metro 2B - DN Nagar to Mankhurd, Metro 3 - Colaba, Bandra and Seepz, Metro 4 - Wadala to Kasarvadavali which is an elevated corridor, Metro 6 - Swami Samarthnagar, Jogeshwari and VikhroliMetro 7 - Andheri (East) to Dahisar. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for Metro 5 route connecting Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan and Metro 9 route joining Dahisar to Mira Bhayander.
2018-12-28Godown gutted in fire in Mahas Thane, no reports of injuries - Business Standard
Godown gutted in fire in Maha's Thane, no reports of injuries Last Updated at December 28, 2018 11:50 IST A scrap godown was gutted in a fire that broke out early Friday morning in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said. Thane Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said no one was injured in the fire that broke out at around 2:45 am Friday. Fire Brigade personnel managed to douse the flames after a four-hour operation, he added. Items stored in the godown, a tailoring shop nearby and some parked motorcycles were destroyed in the fire, the cause of which is being probed, said Fire Brigade officials.
2018-12-28BJP and Shiv Sena corporators protest against proposed abattoir in Thane - Devdiscourse
BJP and Shiv Sena corporators protest against proposed abattoir in Thane Last Updated at 28-12-2018 16:35:00 IST BJP and Shiv Sena corporators opposed a proposal to construct an abattoir at a cost of Rs 20 crore in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district. A delegation of leaders from the BJP, Sena and other organisations Thursday met Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation Commissioner Manohar Hire and submitted a memorandum opposing the move. Commissioner Hire assured the delegation that the issue would be kept in abeyance till a consensus is reached among all parties on how to move forward. Bhiwandi, a powerloom town, has been a communally sensitive area with an almost equal proportion of Hindus and Muslims. In late 1983, plans by a private firm to construct an abattoir near Sawande village in the township were met with large-scale protests, resulting in widespread rioting and arson. Subsequent police firing led to the death of four persons.
2018-12-28Feud fuels arson by youth who sets 18 bikes on fire in Thane - The Digital Globalist
Feud fuels arson by youth who sets 18 bikes on fire in Thane on December 28, 2018 at 3:39 am THANE: As many as 18 bikes were completely charred and a laundry unit was partially damaged in Chandanwadi area of Thane in the wee hours of Tuesday. The police immediately tracked down the accused and arrested him. The incident has triggered fear among locals as this is the third arson incident in less than 20 days. During interrogation, accused, Gaurav Palvi, 21, a resident of Chandanwadi area told the police that personal rivalry with one of the bike owners was motivation for the crime. DCP DS Swamy said that the complainant, Tushar Bhoir, owns a laundry in the basement of one of the three buildings in a society. A couple of days back, Bhoir had an altercation with Palvi’s uncle. Bhoir was beaten up and a non-cognizable offence registered against Palvi’s uncle with Naupada police. Palvi decided to take revenge and torched Bhoir’s bike. Due to the fuel, the fire spread to other bikes which were completely charred. The laundry was also partially damaged. Bhoir’s loss is compounded by the fact that he did not have insurance for the bike. The police said the accused was tracked on the basis of information as well as footage. The accused is said to be a close aide of a goon in the city and has been earlier arrested for rioting, said the officer. The police, in this case, have booked the accused for attempt to commit , mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, mischief causing damage. On December 6, around nine two-wheelers were burnt down and two arrested. Personal feud had triggered the crime. The police said a local had registered two non-cognizable complaints against one of the accused and he wanted to teach him a lesson. On December 14, three bikes were set on fire in and history-sheeter Chetan Thakur was arrested. He was inebriated and had even smashed the window panes of three cars. Alleging inept patrolling, locals slammed the Thane police for their casual attitude toward the law and order situation in the city. The police, on the other hand, blamed it on illegal parking on roads. A police officer added, “Such incidents occur mostly due to old cases of rivalry. The intention may not be to harm the rival directly, but cause financial loss and inflict agony.”
2018-12-28Thane unsafe for women as more rapes, molestation cases reported daily as compared to last year - Times Now
Thane unsafe for women as more rapes, molestation cases reported daily as compared to last year Updated Dec 28, 2018 | 11:04 IST | The year 2018 was not a good one for women safety in Thane as there were multiple crimes against women reported on a daily basis. Many women lost their lives to stalkers. Mumbai: The year 2018 was not a good one for women safety in Thane as there were multiple crimes against women reported on a daily basis. Many women lost their lives to stalkers like the one who attacked a citizen, Prachi Dhade, killing her on the spot on August 4, 2018 to the November 11 incident where a knife attack on Babita Dubey at Municipality Nursing Training Center left her dead. According to data, incidents of rape and molestation were reported by women every day in Thane. In the last 11 months, an average of four rape and eight molestation cases occurred on a regular basis. Currently, Thane is a favoured residence for citizens who have work connections in Mumbai. However, many parts of the city are unsafe for women in Thane and this is reflected by the number of registered crime cases which have increased since last year. Incidents of sexual assault, rape, molestation of small girls have increased. Since the beginning of 2018, a total of 1,364 rape cases were recorded at the in Thane Police Commissionerate which takes care of cases in Thane, Wagle Estate, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Dombivli. Moreover, a total of 2,739 molestation cases were filed. Moreover, a total of 180 cases were registered against eve teasers. If the average of these crimes is taken out, four rape and eight molestation cases took place every two days. Most unsafe sports in Thane The areas which are particularly notorious for being unsafe for women are Wagle Estate and Indira Nagar. Moreover, the Manpada area is also not good for women. Women are also sceptical of travelling alone at night in the localities of Brahmand, Kapurbawdi, Ghodbunder and Kalva-Kharegaon Marg.
2018-12-28Mumbai: Shivarama Bhandary bags grooming expert of the year award - Daijiworld.com
Mumbai: Shivarama Bhandary bags grooming expert of the year award Fri, Dec 28 Mumbai, Dec 28: Dr Shivaram K Bhandary, managing director of Shivas Hair Designer Private Limited, who became popular through Hair Stylo outlets in the city was presented grooming expert of the year 2018 award. The annual award was presented by optimal media solutions company Times power man. Bollywood actress Dia Mirza, chief guest in the programme held at Imperial auditorium, Lower Parel on Wednesday, December 26 presented the award to Shivaram Bhandary and wished him well. He started out with a small shop at Thane in 1998 and now has employed hundreds of professionals and beauticians in different parlors. The achievements of Shivarama Bhandary have been a model for all. He spread his business in the name of Shivas Hair Stylo in Thane, Juhu, Mulund, Andheri, Lokhandwala, Andheri west, Malad and Moodbidri. Shivarama Bhandary lives with his mother Gulabi Krishna Bhandary, wife Anushree Bhandary and children Rohil Bhandary and Aradhya Bhandary at Goregaon.
2018-12-28testAjit Pawar slams BJP leaders over 'empty promises' - United News of India
Ajit Pawar slams BJP leaders over 'empty promises' Thane, Dec 28 (UNI) Posted at: Dec 28 2018 2:37 PM Former deputy chief Minister Ajit Pawar came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for having 'cheated' the citizens by their empty promises. Speaking at a function on Thursday night in Dombivili honouring a Mathadi leader, Mr Ajit Pawar said the BJP made tall promises during the last elections and failed to fullfil even one of them. The PM had promised Rs 15 lakh in the account of each one but that was an illusion he said, adding that prior to the last civic elections, the CM had promised Rs 6,500 crore for the KDMC area, but not even Rs 6.50 been granted, he added. This was another example of their 'Jhumla' Pawar said.
2018-12-28Three women rescued from flesh trade racket three arrested - Mid-Day
Three Women Rescued From Flesh Trade Racket, Three Arrested Dec 28, 2018, 18:05 IST He identified those arrested as Shaish Karan (33) from Rajasthan, Shainaz Kazo (37) and Ujwala Kamble (36) from Sangli in Maharashtra Three women were rescued from a flesh trade racket and three persons were arrested in Goa's Anjuna area, police said Friday. Inspector C L Patil of Anjuna police station said the three women, hailing from Thane and Mumbai in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, were rescued Thursday evening. He identified those arrested as Shaish Karan (33) from Rajasthan, Shainaz Kazo (37) and Ujwala Kamble (36) from Sangli in Maharashtra. In another incident earlier this month, the Thane district court has convicted a 24-year-old Bangladeshi woman on charges of running a sex racket and illegal stay and sentenced her to rigorous imprisonment for three years. Assistant sessions court judge SA Sinha last week found Shimu alias Muskan Masud Gazi guilty under sections 4 and 5 of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act and section 14(A) of Foreigners Act 1946. The court also imposed the fine of 12,000 on Gazi. The judge also directed the authorities that Gazi, a native of Dhaka, be deported to Bangladesh after expiry of her jail term. Gazi was arrested on November 18, 2017 on a tip-off from Kopri in Thane district. Public Prosecutor Shilpa Talhar demanded maximum punishment for Gazi, saying the latter had entered India illegally and was engaged in flesh trade. Defence lawyer Sunil Patankar requested leniency saying Gazi came from a poor family. However, the judge turned down the defence appeal saying Gazi made money by pushing other girls into prostitution and also violated the Foreigners Act.
2018-12-28Mumbai Harbour line hit by two disruptions - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Harbour Line Hit By Two Disruptions Dec 28, 2018, 08:25 IST In the evening, Panvel-Thane local at Juinagar station was held up from 5.39pm to 6.04pm due to smoke in the second coach of the train. Due to this three Up transharbour line services were delayed Harbour line services were affected big time on Thursday with two disruptions, a snag in overhead wires and smoke from the train, in the morning and evening rush hours respectively. A CR spokesperson said there were two incidents. In the morning a pantograph of Panvel-Thane local damaged at 6.45 am, resulting in overhead wire problem between Khandeshwar and Panvel. A power block had to be instituted and the problem rectified at 8.0 5am. During this period, 38 services were cancelled. In the evening, Panvel-Thane local at Juinagar station was held up from 5.39 pm to 6.04 pm due to smoke in the second coach of the train. Due to this three Up transharbour line services were delayed.
2018-12-28Thane: Fire Breaks Out at Warehouse in Bhiwandi; Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot - India.com News
Thane: Fire Breaks Out at Warehouse in Bhiwandi; Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot Published: December 28, 2018 7:17 AM IST Thane: A fire broke out in a warehouse in Thane district of Maharashtra during wee hours on Friday. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to carry out the firefighting operations. No casualties have been reported in the incident that took place in Bhiwandi. A short circuit is said to be the cause of fire. However, exact cause is yet to be ascertained. More details on the matter are awaited. The incident comes a few hours after five persons, including four senior citizens, were killed in a major blaze that broke out at a high-rise in Tilak Nagar area of Mumbai’s Chembur. The flames were doused late on Thursday night and the search operation is currently underway. Reports claim that a Christmas tree kept at the 10th floor of the building caught fire, which later spread to other floors. The 16-storey building is located in suburban Tilak Nagar.
2018-12-27Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh metro project in Thane approved - Business Standard
Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh metro project in Thane approved Last Updated at December 27, 2018 17:10 IST The Maharashtra cabinet on Thursday gave nod for Rs 949-crore Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro route (Metro 4A) which will cut the travel time between south Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city. The cabinet also allowed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to raise funds from domestic as well as international financial institutions for the project, an official in the Chief Minister's office said. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Metro 4A route had been approved earlier this year at a meeting of the MMRDA. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, a planning body for the Mumbai region. The 2.7-km extension will ensure that the entire Ghodbunder Road in Thane city is connected by Metro. It will be part of 32-km long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane Kasarvadavali corridor which has already been approved. The project will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters and is expected to be completed by March 2022, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month inaugurated work on Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) routes. At present, work on several metro corridors is underway across the megapolis, including Dahisar-DN Nagar (Metro-2A), DN Nagar-Mankhurd (Metro-2B), Andheri (East)- Dahisar (Metro-7), Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro-3), elevated Wadala-Kasarvadavali (Metro 4) and Swami Samarthnagar- Jogeshwari-Vikhroli (Metro-6).
2018-12-27Tired Of The Constant Harassment, Thane Woman Punishes Stalker By Chopping Off His Genitals - India Times
Tired Of The Constant Harassment, Thane Woman Punishes Stalker By Chopping Off His Genitals Updated: Dec 27, 2018, 13:03 PM IST Incidents of stalking and harassment are on the rise. While some women are too scared to do something about it, others are gutsy enough to confront and put an end to it. This woman took a rather extreme measure to punish the man who was stalking her for weeks. The man was allegedly making unwanted advances towards her and also told her husband that he liked her, which led to a quarrel between the couple. She then came up with a plan, shortlisted two men, Tejas Mhatre (22) and Pravin Kenia (25) for help and decided to attack her stalker. She called the victim to a deserted spot on Tuesday night and when he reached there, Mhatre and Kenia allegedly thrashed him and the woman cut off his penis, the police official said. The victim, grievously injured, was taken by some people to a hospital in Dombivali where he underwent surgery and is now stable, said the official.
2018-12-27testRight-wing parties,citizens oppose 'abattoir' in Thane - United News of India
Right-wing parties, citizens oppose 'abattoir' in Thane Posted at: Dec 27 2018 11:58 PM Thane Dec 27 (UNI) Corporators of the BNMC and section of Bhiwandi citizens in Thane district in the town have opposed the proposal to construct an abattoir in the town at the cost of Rs 20 crores. A resolution to this effect was passed in the General Body meeting of the civic corporation on Thursday. The corporators of the BJP and the Shiv Sena expressed anger over the civic corporation going ahead with the project where machinery of around Rs 20 crores would be installed in the most modern abattoir in the city construction of which is already completed. The meeting also decided to appoint a consultant for the same. Just before the meeting, representatives of the Bharatiya Govansh Rakshan Sanvardhan Parishad, RSS, Bajrang Dal, Jain samaj, Shiv Sena and BJP Corpotators submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner.
2018-12-27Tired of constant harassment, woman chops off stalker’s genitals in Thane - Hindustan Times
Tired of constant harassment, woman chops off stalker’s genitals in Thane The 27-year-old man had sought sexual favours from the woman, a mother of two-and told the woman’s husband he was in love with her, which led to a fight between the couple. Updated: Dec 27, 2018 18:22 IST An Indian woman cut off the penis of a man who had been stalking her, before rushing him to hospital to save his life, police said Thursday. The 47-year-old woman and two men lured her neighbour to an isolated spot in Mumbai before hacking off his genitals. We have arrested the woman and two accomplices and she has accepted it was her plan to chop off the stalker's penis because of his constant harassment, Senior Inspector Gajanan Kabdule told AFP. The 27-year-old neighbour had sought sexual favours from the woman-a mother of two - and told the woman's husband he was in love with her, which led to a fight between the couple, Kabdule said. The woman then allegedly sought help from two young men in the neighbourhood. They contacted the victim and lured him to an industrial zone on Tuesday, the officer added. The woman then took the lead in cutting off the stalker's genitals in the street before rushing him to hospital. We recovered the knife and genitals and all three accused are in police custody, Kabdule said, adding that an investigation was underway. Police have not identified the woman or the stalker. Media reports said the injured man underwent life-saving surgery. The man is stable now and recuperating in hospital but his family is in shock, Kabdule said. In 2017, an Indian woman cut off a man's penis after he tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala. India has a grim record of sexual violence. On average, more than 100 rapes were reported each day in 2016, according to the most recent official figures.
2018-12-27testFake doctor arrested in Thane for duping people of lakhs of rupees - United News of India
Fake doctor arrested in Thane for duping people of lakhs of rupees Posted at: Dec 27 2018 7:26PM Thane, Dec 27 (UNI) A man who posed himself as a doctor and allegedly duped several people of lakhs of rupees has finally been arrested by the city police. The alleged accused, Manish Ambekar (40), an estate agent from Palaspe of Panvel, who posed as a doctor and cheated the victims including jewellers, pharmacists, bankers and grocers, was arrested on Tuesday. It was on April 29, Ambekar targeted a jeweller from the Panchpakadi area of the city. He told the victim that he would place an order for gold bangles and wanted to convert the currency worth up to Rs 1 lakh, police said. Then, the accused called the jeweller to his hospital with Rs 50,000 cash to be exchanged for Rs 2,000 currency notes.
2018-12-27testAt 1.8 degrees, Nashik records lowest temp in Mah - United News of India
At 1.8 degrees, Nashik records lowest temp in Mah Posted at: Dec 27 2018 7:52PM Nashik, Dec 27 (UNI) With the mercury dipping to 1.8 degree Celsius in Niphad taluka on Thursday, the district recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the state. Apart from the Niphad taluka, 5.7 degree C prevailed over rest of the region, breaking the record of the lowest minimum temperature of 7.9 degrees C, which was observed on December 19.
2018-12-27testUC hunts for campus ambassadors at IIT Bombay's annual fest 'Mood Indigo' - United News of India
UC hunts for campus ambassadors at IIT Bombay's annual fest 'Mood Indigo' Posted at: Dec 27 2018 8:15PM Mumbai, Dec 27 (UNI) Co-sponsored by the world's leading third-party mobile browser-UC Browser, the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay titled 'Mood Indigo' kick started from Thursday at the IIT's campus here. During the four day fest, UC will be looking for UC Campus Ambassadors while hosting exciting events and contents. UC India & Indonesia,Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group General Manager Damon Xi said, "Mood Indigo, as a cultural festival,has developed over the years as a melting pot of Indian and global culture." "Sharing a similar path, UC has rooted in India for almost 10 years with its' commitment on localization, while bringing global vision and experience to the Indian market, "added Mr Xi. Mr Xi further illustrated that this year, UC is present at the IIT Bombay campus looking for highly motivated, engaged and talented college students to lead the UC content creations and brand promotions amongst their peers.
2018-12-27Happy New Year 2019: Let Malls, Restaurants Open 24 Hours in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Navi Mumbai For - LatestLY
Happy New Year 2019: Let Malls, Restaurants Open 24 Hours in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Navi Mumbai For Celebrations, Aaditya Thackeray Urges Devendra Fadnavis Dec 27, 2018 04:55 PM IST Mumbai, December 27: Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday wrote a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis urging him to allow markets in non-residential areas to remain open 24 hours in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Navi Mumbai for New Year's celebrations as they need “more space and time to unwind after hours of work”. In his letter, Aaditya Thackeray requested the chief minister to allow Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other cities that wish to celebrate New Year to be “open all night for all legal activities of entertainment and celebration, especially in non-residential areas.” He further asked the Fadnavis government to clear the proposal for non-residential areas to be open 24X7. Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray Urges Modi Government to Bring Pre-Primary Admissions Under RTE. "The proposal for Mumbai is awaiting your approval from the Home Department for a few months now and is foolproof," Aaditya, son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, said, adding that the move will generate more employment and revenue for the state. "I am sure, you will consider both my requests positively," he said. My letter to @CMOMaharashtra about 31st December and Mumbai 24x7 proposal pending for a few months. pic.twitter.com/uWqGVKWW5q — Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) December 26, 2018 Aaditya Thackeray has been advocating that malls, theatres, food establishments, chemists, and convenience stores in non-residential areas should be allowed to operate through the night. However, the Fadnavis government is wary of law and order issues if the proposal gets cleared.
2018-12-27Thane: 3 arrested for cutting off mans genitals - Business Standard
Thane: 3 arrested for cutting off man's genitals Last Updated at December 27, 2018 07:40 IST Police arrested three people including a woman for allegedly cutting off a man's genitals here. The man had allegedly harassed the woman and made unwanted advances towards the woman. Police stated. "The man had allegedly made unwanted advances towards the woman. Thereafter she hatched the plot with two others. Case registered and probe underway." The woman called the victim to a secluded place where two of her companions beat him up, following which the woman cut off his private parts. The doctor has deemed the victim's condition critical. "We have put him on ventilator support. We are working hard to keep him alive. Private parts and the brain has been majorly injured," Dr Dyaneshwar asserted.
2018-12-27Cluster revamp back on Thane's agenda - Daily News & Analysis
Cluster revamp back on Thane's agenda After an abrupt six-month halt, the cluster development project will pick up in the new year, with the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) beginning biometric survey of the residents from January 1 in the five areas slated for reconstruction. The areas are Rabodi, Kopri, Hajuri, Kisan Nagar and Lokmanyanagar, and their survey will conclude on January 15. "If people from these areas have any objection to cluster development, they can register it with the Thane Municipal Corporation between January 15 and January 22," said Sandip Malvi, public relations officer and deputy municipal commissioner, TMC. From January 23 to January 28, the TMC will listen to these objections and try to address the residents' concerns. "For this we have established five special cells to listen to and resolve any issues related to the development," he said. On January 30, the TMC will declare the eligibility and entitlement list of residents who will get houses under the project. Then the work will speed up. Residents will be required to select a developer who will develop their cluster. "In case people fail to appoint a realtor, then TMC will appoint a realtor through proper bidding process," said Malvi. Sanjeev Sane of Thane Matdata Jagran Manch (TMJM) said that the TMC needed to clarify as to what would be the criteria for people to get a house. "What eligibility will their survey have? In many redevelopment schemes four family members have managed to get four houses allotted to them, while those who were eligible but lacked proper documents failed to get a house under SRA," said Sane.
2018-12-27NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt over reported molestation of a minor patient inside ICU of Thane civic hospital: Official. - Devdiscourse
NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt over reported molestation of a minor patient inside ICU of Thane civic hospital: Official. Last Updated at 27-12-2018 17:39:27 IST NHRC notice to Maharashtra govt over reported molestation of a minor patient inside ICU of Thane civic hospital: Official.
2018-12-27testKalyan-Dombivili civic ward officer trapped in ACB net - United News of India
Kalyan-Dombivili civic ward officer trapped in ACB net Posted at: Dec 27 2018 10:49PM Thane, Dec 27 (UNI) A civic ward officer of the Kalyan-Dombivili Municipal Corporation (KDMC) was arrested by the Thane unit of Anti-Corruption Bureau while allegedly accepting Rs 25,000 as the first installment of a bribe from a developer on Thursday. The officer, Sharad Ramchandra Patil (58), had made a demand of Rs 80,000 from the developer for not taking any action on unauthorised constructions at Manere in Chinchpada area of the town, a release issued by ACB stated tonight. The aggrieved complainant lodged a complaint with the Thane unit of ACB, whose officials this evening laid a trap at the I Ward office and caught the officer while accepting the sum of Rs 25,000 being the first installment of the bribe amount. An offence under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered with the local police station against the officer, the release added.
2018-12-27Kamats Group Launches ‘Pepper Fry by Kamats’ Multi Cuisine Kitchen at VITS Sharanam Thane - BW Businessworld
Kamats Group Launches ‘Pepper Fry by Kamats’ Multi Cuisine Kitchen at VITS Sharanam Thane The multi-cuisine restaurant offers contemporary dining experience boasting of a mix of both Indian and International cuisines. 27 December, 2018 KAMATS GROUP, India’s leading pure vegetarian restaurant chain has recently launched ‘Pepper Fry by Kamats’ at the hotel - VITS Sharanam, Thane. The multi-cuisine restaurant offers contemporary dining experience boasting of a mix of both Indian and International cuisines. Variety of Peppers and fresh ingredients are the center elements of food preparations which are locally and internationally sourced as per their seasonal availability. The menu at the restaurant comprises of a variety of handpicked authentic cuisines in South Indian, North Indian, Tandoori, Continental, and Oriental with delectable choices of Soups, Vegetable mains, South Indian, Fun tiffins, Chinese, Pasta, Sizzlers, Grills, International flares, Combo meals, Indian breads, Rice meals and choice of desserts. The signature specialties of Pepper Fry by Kamats include Quick Gun Murgan Idli, Corn & Capsicum Gini Idli, Mumbai Tawa Masala Idli, Jini Cut Dosa, Cottage cheese Siciliana Bruchetta, Gucchi Biryani and Mexican Chilli Salsa with cheese. The restaurant also serves refreshing Mocktails with fresh ingredients namely Aam Imli Panna and Imli Allo Bhukara Sharbat that will be available across seasons.
2018-12-27Thane: 3 arrested for cutting off man's genitals - ANI News
Thane: 3 arrested for cutting off man's genitals Updated: Dec 27, 2018 07:32 IST Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 27 (ANI): Police arrested three people including a woman for allegedly cutting off a man's genitals here.The man had allegedly harassed the woman and made unwanted advances towards the woman. Police stated. "The man had allegedly made unwanted advances towards the woman. Thereafter she hatched the plot with two others. Case registered and probe underway."The woman called the victim to a secluded place where two of her companions beat him up, following which the woman cut off his private parts. The doctor has deemed the victim's condition critical. "We have put him on ventilator support. We are working hard to keep him alive. Private parts and the brain has been majorly injured," Dr Dyaneshwar asserted.
2018-12-27Jogila lake revival finalised, general body gives its nod | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Jogila lake revival finalised, general body gives its nod 27th December, 2018 We first decided to remove the hutments from over the lake bed and are now in the process of reviving the natural springs,” said a PWD official. The project was unanimously approved by the Thane civic general body on Wednesday. The mega plan entails not just reviving the natural water body but also beautification of the precincts spread over an area of 5,525 sqm located in the heart of the city. The project is likely to be executed in six months after the date of commissioning, said an official.“Till now, we have undertaken several clean-up initiatives of water bodies, but this project involves completely reviving a dead water body. Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has finalized a Rs 2.5 crore worth systematic restoration and development plan for Jogila lake The revival of this apparently ‘dead’ lake in the Uthalsar ward is believed to be one of a first-of-its-kind initiative in the metropolitan area where underground springs that were buried under heaps of debris will now be excavated and rejuvenated. Accordingly, the TMC wants to free up the lake bed of the debris and undertake excavation work upto 5 metres to locate and revive the natural springs. “The water body was lost under rampant encroachments over the last few years and was once part of the 33 lakes, which had given the city its identity as a city of lakes.
2018-12-27Maharashtra: Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh metro project in Thane approved - Moneycontrol.com
Maharashtra: Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh metro project in Thane approved Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, a planning body for the Mumbai region. The Maharashtra cabinet on December 27 gave nod for Rs 949-crore Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro route (Metro 4A) which will cut the travel time between south Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city. The cabinet also allowed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to raise funds from domestic as well as international financial institutions for the project, an official in the Chief Minister's office said. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Metro 4A route had been approved earlier this year at a meeting of the MMRDA. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, a planning body for the Mumbai region. The 2.7-km extension will ensure that the entire Ghodbunder Road in Thane city is connected by Metro.It will be part of 32-km long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane Kasarvadavali corridor which has already been approved. The project will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters and is expected to be completed by March 2022, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this month inaugurated work on Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) routes. At present, work on several metro corridors is underway across the megapolis, including Dahisar-DN Nagar (Metro-2A), DN Nagar-Mankhurd (Metro-2B), Andheri (East)- Dahisar (Metro-7), Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro-3), elevated Wadala-Kasarvadavali (Metro 4) and Swami Samarthnagar- Jogeshwari-Vikhroli (Metro-6).
2018-12-27Soon, TMC to repair over 500 inactive wells | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Soon, TMC to repair over 500 inactive wells 27th December, 2018 Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will soon repair the over 500 wells and 1,700 bores lying inactive within city limits as an alternative source of water supply and to ensure citizens do not face a crisis next year. The decision was taken in the general body on Wednesday following discussions over the calling attention motion by NCP corporator and leader of opposition Milind Patil over the imminent shortage to be faced next year and questioning the preparedness of the TMC. Mayor Meenakshi Shinde directed the civic body to revive these alternate sources of water. Meanwhile, the issue of Shahi dam was again raised in the House wherein both the Sena and NCP blamed each other for delay in construction of the reservoir and its allocation for Thane.
2018-12-27Hosp molestation: 'Enhancing security not the only solution' | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Hosp molestation: ‘Enhancing security not the only solution’ 27th December, 2018 Every day more than 1,800 patients visit the hospital and each patient is accompanied by at least two relatives. Also, budget constraints have compelled us from increasing the security at the hospital,” added Dr Korde. He said that all staffers are absorbed only after a positive police verification report. The authorities, however, denied any immediate plans for counselling sessions of the hospital staff.“It is difficult to change the mindset of such individuals. We do not have enough security that can look after the safety of each individual.
2018-12-27New Rs 949-Crore Metro Project To Connect South Mumbai And Thane - NDTV News
New Rs. 949-Crore Metro Project To Connect South Mumbai And Thane The project will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters and is expected to be completed by March 2022. Updated: December 27, 2018 22:17 IST MUMBAI: The Maharashtra cabinet has approved the Rs. 949-crore Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro route (Metro 4A), which will cut the travel time between south Mumbai and Thane. The cabinet also permitted the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to raise funds from domestic as well as international financial institutions for the project, an official in the Chief Minister's office said. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Metro 4A route had been approved earlier this year. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, a planning body for the Mumbai region. The 2.7-km extension will ensure that the entire Ghodbunder Road in Thane city is connected by Metro. It will be part of 32-km long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane Kasarvadavali corridor which has already been approved. The project will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters and is expected to be completed by March 2022, officials said. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) routes. At present, work on several metro corridors across the megapolis is in process.
2018-12-27Thane: Man held for ‘cheating’ people of Rs 94 lakh - The Indian Express
Thane: Man held for ‘cheating’ people of Rs 94 lakh Police said no one doubted him because he was fluent in English, but as soon as he got his hands on the money, he escaped. Published: December 28, 2018 2:21:27 am A 36-year-old man from Mahabaleshwar has been arrested for allegedly cheating people of Rs 94 lakh through various online schemes. Police said he had cheated people for years to maintain a lavish lifestyle, adding that he was educated and jobless, but his firm grasp on English made it easy for him to con people. The man was identified as Mahesh Bhogale, whose latest scheme was to rent expensive cameras and cars and sell them. “We lodged an FIR against Bhogale who rented several cameras, cars and other white goods. He contacted people over online sites and apps. He’d go off the grid after taking the goods, switch off his mobile phone and give fake addresses,” said a senior officer, adding that he was traced through his IP address and other technical markers. “Our team traced him in Sindhudurg where his village is and eventually in Mahabaleshwar from where he was arrested on December 22,” further said the officer, adding that he was earlier arrested in another case of cheating in 2015. An investigating officer said, “He is wanted by the Thane economic offences wing for cheating nine people of Rs 51 lakh. He also has cheating cases registered against him in Pune and other police stations. He once sold 15 defunct laptops to people and also conned people by showing them land for sale that belonged to someone else.” Police further said no one doubted him because he was fluent in English, but as soon as he got his hands on the money, he escaped. “He would stay in posh hotels and spend lavishly on clothes and modes of transport. He has made a living out of cheating,” further said the senior officer. Bhogale was remanded to police custody till December 28. “We have informed other police stations where cases are registered against him; they want his custody too. We are investigating for accomplices,” added the officer.
2018-12-27Maharashtra Gets Notice Over Sexual Assault Of Patient In Civic Hospital - NDTV News
Maharashtra Gets Notice Over Sexual Assault Of Patient In Civic Hospital The NHRC in its notice asked the chief secretary whether such incidents have occurred in the past in other government-run hospitals. Updated: December 27, 2018 17:56 IST A cleaner allegedly sexually assaulted the patient after tying her hand to the bed. New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the Maharashtra government over the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old patient by a sanitation staff inside the ICU ward of a municipal hospital in Thane. A cleaner allegedly sexually assaulted the teenage patient after tying her hand to the bed at the civic-run hospital. The girl was admitted in the hospital for seizures. The NHRC in its notice asked the chief secretary whether such incidents have occurred in the past in other government-run hospitals. It also asked what steps were taken by authorities to ensure the safety and security of in-patients at government-run hospitals. "The commission has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that a 39-year-old sweeper tied the hand of a 14-year-old seizure patient to the bed and molested her inside the ICU of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)-run Kalwa hospital. He was subsequently arrested," the NHRC said in a statement. The girl was admitted to the hospital on December 19 as she was suffering seizures. During treatment, one of her hands was tied to the bed to administer saline, they said.
2018-12-27Thane: Man posing as doctor held for duping jewellers, shopkeepers - The Indian Express
Thane: Man posing as doctor held for duping jewellers, shopkeepers Published: December 28, 2018 1:51:24 am Police said the accused was booked in over 10 cases of cheating in Thane alone and had cases registered against him across Palghar and Mumbai dating back to 2015. A 40-year-old man, posing as a doctor or a well-known doctor’s assistant, was arrested on Wednesday from Nallasopara for allegedly cheating jewellers and other shopkeepers by asking them to send over goods or money to a hospital or clinic that did not exist. The man was identified as Manish Ambekar, a resident of Panvel. Police said he was booked in over 10 cases of cheating in Thane alone and had cases registered against him across Palghar and Mumbai dating back to 2015. “We seized some cash and gold ornaments from his house that he got from the shopkeepers and did not sell. We are investigating where the rest of the money is. We have alerted other police stations where cases have been registered against him,” said a senior officer. Police received a complaint from a jeweller in Panchpakhadi area in April. “According to the complainant, a man called him and placed an order for two gold bangles. The caller asked the complainant to come with Rs 50,000 in denominations of Rs 100 and Rs 500 notes as he told him that he had Rs 1 lakh in denomination of Rs 2,000. He told the complainant that he needed the money to pay patients,” said an investigating officer. Police further said the caller asked the jeweller to leave the money with a man at the reception, who told him that the doctor was at his clinic that did not exist. Police with the help of the complainant drew a sketch of the accused and identified him. “Ambekar is a resident of Panvel but he has cases registered against him across Thane, Palghar and Mumbai since 2015. He was using the same mode of operation everywhere, where he either posed as a doctor or a well-known doctor’s assistant. He would call various businessmen and ask them to send over their goods or some money. The shopkeepers, thinking he was a doctor in the area, obliged but never got their money back,” further said the senior officer.
2018-12-27Man borrows goods from online friends never to return them, arrested - Times of India
Man borrows goods from online friends never to return them, arrested The Thane Nagar Police recently arrested a 36-year-old man who has been cheating several people by befriending them online. Dec 28, 2018, 03:55 IST THANE: The Thane Nagar Police recently arrested a 36-year-old man who has been cheating several people by befriending them online. The police said, Mahesh Bhogle, a resident of Malwan, Sindhudurgh adopted a unique modus operandi and cheated several people almost to the tune of Rs 1 crore. Bhogle would take commodities like expensive cameras and cars on rent from the ‘friends’ and would never return them. He was finally traced to Mahabaleshwar and arrested, said DS Swamy, the DCP Zone1. Swamy said, it was in August 2018 the accused developed friendship with a victim Vishal Sanap of Kisan Nagar and took his DSLR Camera after befriending Sanap. However, he never returned it and was not traceable for long. The police who were probing the case came to know that he had cheated several people in the similar fashion where he borrowed goods and never returned them and nor was he traceable. Swamy said, “The accused wanted to live a luxurious life and thus chose to borrow things and sell them off. He was a computer literate and the victims got carried away by his fluency in English and sweet talking. He changed his mobile number and place of residence frequently to evade arrest.” The accused took the assistance of the OLX and searched for cars and cameras to reach victims. He often took the goods on rent, but never returned them,” the DCP said while explaining his modus operandi. The police recovered goods worth Rs. 12.65 lakhs from him which included 3 cars –Tata Tiago, Chevrolet and Tata Tempo and 11 digital cameras. He was earlier arrested in a case in 2015 where he cheated people to the tune of Rs 27.87 lakhs. He was also wanted by Pune police where he stole 10 laptops worth Rs 2 lakhs. The EOW is probing into a case of cheating against him wherein he cheated nine victims of Rs. 51 lakh.
2018-12-27Soon, TMC to repair over 500 inactive wells - Times of India
Soon, TMC to repair over 500 inactive wells Dec 27, 2018, 22:32 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will soon repair the over 500 wells and 1,700 bores lying inactive within city limits as an alternative source of water supply and to ensure citizens do not face a crisis next year. The decision was taken in the general body on Wednesday following discussions over the calling attention motion by NCP corporator and leader of opposition Milind Patil over the imminent shortage to be faced next year and questioning the preparedness of the TMC. Mayor Meenakshi Shinde directed the civic body to revive these alternate sources of water. Meanwhile, the issue of Shahi dam was again raised in the House wherein both the Sena and NCP blamed each other for delay in construction of the reservoir and its allocation for Thane.
2018-12-27Jogila lake revival finalised, general body gives its nod - Times of India
Jogila lake revival finalised, general body gives its nod Dec 27, 2018, 22:31 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has finalized a Rs 2.5 crore worth systematic restoration and development plan for Jogila lake. The revival of this apparently ‘dead’ lake in the Uthalsar ward is believed to be one of a first-of-its-kind initiative in the metropolitan area where underground springs that were buried under heaps of debris will now be excavated and rejuvenated. The project was unanimously approved by the Thane civic general body on Wednesday. The mega plan entails not just reviving the natural water body but also beautification of the precincts spread over an area of 5,525sqm located in the heart of the city. The project entails two phases, one where the water body will be revived and the other where the surrounding area will be beautified under the Integrated Lake Development Project. A study was undertaken along with experts from the NEERI, following which it was reported the natural springs were present but buried deep beneath the piles of debris dumped at the site, explained an official. Accordingly, the TMC wants to free up the lake bed of the debris and undertake excavation work upto 5 metres to locate and revive the natural springs. “The water body was lost under rampant encroachments over the last few years and was once part of the 33 lakes, which had given the city its identity as a city of lakes. The revival was first announced by civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal last year following which the officials were asked to take appropriate steps to remove the encroachments from the site and rehabilitate the residents,” said a senior civic official. The second phase of the project entails beautification of the lake precincts measuring around 3,000sqm that will include providing entertainment features, including play area and a promenade for visitors along with basic facilities like landscaping and toilets, etc. The project is likely to be executed in six months after the date of commissioning, said an official. “Till now, we have undertaken several clean-up initiatives of water bodies, but this project involves completely reviving a dead water body. We first decided to remove the hutments from over the lake bed and are now in the process of reviving the natural springs,” said a PWD official.
2018-12-27Thane: 3 arrested for cutting off man's genitals - New Kerala
Thane: 3 arrested for cutting off man's genitals Dec 28, 2018 Thane (Maharashtra) , Dec 27 : Police arrested three people including a woman for allegedly cutting off a man's genitals here. The man had allegedly harassed the woman and made unwanted advances towards the woman.Police stated. "The man had allegedly made unwanted advances towards the woman. Thereafter she hatched the plot with two others. Case registered and probe underway."The woman called the victim to a secluded place where two of her companions beat him up, following which the woman cut off his private parts.The doctor has deemed the victim's condition critical."We have put him on ventilator support. We are working hard to keep him alive. Private parts and the brain has been majorly injured," Dr Dyaneshwar asserted.
2018-12-27Hosp molestation: ‘Enhancing security not the only solution’ - Times of India
Hosp molestation: 'Enhancing security not the only solution' Dec 27, 2018, 22:31 IST Thane: A day after a teen patient was molested in the ICU ward of the TMC-run Kalwa hospital by a janitor, the authorities of the hospital have said that change of predatory mindset is the only solution to prevent a repeat of such incidents and that tightening of security may not deter rogue elements. Tightening the security will not necessarily be a complete solution to deter such rogue elements and unless there is change of mindset such attacks will not be prevented, said Dr Rajiv Korde, superintendent of the hospital. The incident has sent shockwaves as the accused, Dinesh Koli, who was a janitor on contract, misused his position and access to patients and attacked a teen, who was under treatment for seizure. “We do keep a record of visitors and do not allow them easy access to patients. Every day more than 1,800 patients visit the hospital and each patient is accompanied by at least two relatives. We do not have enough security that can look after the safety of each individual. Also, budget constraints have compelled us from increasing the security at the hospital,” added Dr Korde. He said that all staffers are absorbed only after a positive police verification report. However, in this case Koli was not a staffer but he was employed with a private contractor and the hospital had little control on his employment or credentials. The authorities, however, denied any immediate plans for counselling sessions of the hospital staff. “It is difficult to change the mindset of such individuals. But as we took a strict action against Koli by dismissing him, it will probably act as a part of counselling and such employees will fear to do any such act,” added Dr Korde. Every day more than 1,800 patients visit the hospital and each patient is accompanied by at least two relatives. We do not have enough security that can look after the safety of each individual. Also, budget constraints have compelled us from increasing the security at the hospital.
2018-12-27Thane woman calls her stalker to a secluded spot, cuts off his genitals to teach him a lesson - News Nation
Thane woman calls her stalker to a secluded spot, cuts off his genitals to teach him a lesson The man was allegedly making unwanted advances towards the woman and stalking her for the last few weeks Updated : 27 December 2018, 01:29 PM A woman in Thane district of Maharashtra allegedly cut off the penis of a 27-year-old man with the help of two others as he was harassing her, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place at Nandivali in Manpada area last night, a police official said. The man and the 42-year-old woman lived in the same locality, he said, without disclosing the identity of both of them. The victim was allegedly making unwanted advances towards the woman and stalking her for the last few weeks, she told the police. A few days ago, the victim told the woman's husband that he liked her, which led to a quarrel between the couple, the official said. The woman then decided to teach the victim a lesson, and enlisted the help of Tejas Mhatre (22) and Pravin Kenia (25). She called the victim to a deserted spot Tuesday night and when he reached there, Mhatre and Kenia allegedly thrashed him and the woman cut off his penis, the police official said. The victim, grievously injured, was taken by some people to a hospital in Dombivali where he underwent surgery and is now stable, said the official. On his complaint, the police arrested the woman along with Mhatre and Kenia. All three were sent in police custody for four days on by a local court, he said, adding that further probe was on.
2018-12-27testRight-wing parties,citizens oppose 'abattoir' in Thane - United News of India
Right-wing parties,citizens oppose 'abattoir' in Thane Posted at: Dec 27 2018 11:58PM Thane Dec 27 (UNI) Corporators of the BNMC and section of Bhiwandi citizens in Thane district in the town have opposed the proposal to construct an abattoir in the town at the cost of Rs 20 crores. A resolution to this effect was passed in the General Body meeting of the civic corporation on Thursday. The corporators of the BJP and the Shiv Sena expressed anger over the civic corporation going ahead with the project where machinery of around Rs 20 crores would be installed in the most modern abattoir in the city construction of which is already completed. The meeting also decided to appoint a consultant for the same.Just before the meeting, representatives of the Bharatiya Govansh Rakshan Sanvardhan Parishad, RSS, Bajrang Dal, Jain samaj, Shiv Sena and BJP Corpotators submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner.
2018-12-27Missing Kerala man found in Thane with female friend - The New Indian Express
Missing Kerala man found in Thane with female friend The case of the mysterious disappearance of a Kerala man from Chikkamagaluru last month has been finally cracked. Published: 28th December 2018 03:52 AM SHIVAMOGGA: The case of the mysterious disappearance of a Kerala man from Chikkamagaluru last month has been finally cracked. Police traced him to Thane in Maharashtra where he was found staying in a lodge with his female friend. A team of Kerala police detained Sandeep S Krishna, a marketing manager with a private firm at Kozhikode, and his friend Ashwini, at a lodge late on Wednesday night. Both their families had registered separate missing person’s complaints in Kozhikode. Sandeep told the police that he wanted to escape from his past life and his family and hence decided to fake his death. He thought that if his family believed that he was dead, then nothing would come in the way of him starting a new life with his female friend. After his disappearance from Chikkamagaluru, Sandeep discarded his mobile phone and travelled to Mangaluru via Shringeri by bus. From there, he took a train to Mumbai. “From Mumbai, he contacted Ashwini over phone. After Ashwini informed him about his missing case going viral in Kerala and Karnataka, Sandeep decided to go to Ludhiana in Punjab. He had taken up a small paying guest accommodation in Mumbai before he went to Punjab,” an investigating officer told The New Indian Express. As per their plans, 15 days after Sandeep went missing, he asked Ashwini to come to Mumbai. When police came to know about Ashwini too going missing, they started tracking her mobile phone records. They came to know that both were to meet in Mumbai after Sandeep returned from Ludhiana. “Ashwini went to Mumbai and met Sandeep on December 12. They had booked a small lodge in Thane and were staying there for the last 15 days. He did some odd jobs as the couple was running short of money. Ashwini had even carried some cash and jewellery from her house. Both Sandeep and Ashwini will be taken to Kerala on Friday,” the officer said. Sandeep went missing on November 25 from Hariharapura in Chikkamagaluru district. His bike was found on a bridge across the Tunga river and his badge and ID card were found near the river. Sandeep’s family had suspected foul play as his broken watch was also found there. But the Chikkamagaluru police, who took up initial investigations, had denied it. Suspecting that Sandeep could have drowned, the district police had taken up a massive search and rescue operation involving divers, drones and underwater cameras. The CCTV footage collected by the police showed that Sandeep was alone and did not looked like he was forced by anyone. The police said they incurred costs of about `4 lakh of which most was spent on getting divers, rafts, underwater cameras and drones. “Police personnel trekked for 25 km downstream of Tunga river in search of Sandeep’s body. “There is no provision to recover the cost from the accused or the victim. It will be borne by the government,” Chikkamagaluru police said.
2018-12-27testFake doctor arrested in Thane for duping people of lakhs of rupees - United News of India
Fake doctor arrested in Thane for duping people of lakhs of rupees Posted at: Dec 27 2018 7:26PM Thane, Dec 27 (UNI) A man who posed himself as a doctor and allegedly duped several people of lakhs of rupees has finally been arrested by the city police. The alleged accused, Manish Ambekar (40), an estate agent from Palaspe of Panvel, who posed as a doctor and cheated the victims including jewellers, pharmacists, bankers and grocers, was arrested on Tuesday. It was on April 29, Ambekar targeted a jeweller from the Panchpakadi area of the city. He told the victim that he would place an order for gold bangles and wanted to convert the currency worth up to Rs 1 lakh, police said. Then, the accused called the jeweller to his hospital with Rs 50,000 cash to be exchanged for Rs 2,000 currecy notes.
2018-12-26Thane: Cleaner Arrested for Molesting 14-Year Old Inside ICU in TMC-Run Kalwa Hospital - LatestLY
Thane: Cleaner Arrested for Molesting 14-Year Old Inside ICU in TMC-Run Kalwa Hospital Dec 26, 2018 11:59 AM IST Thane, December 26: In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old patient was molested by a cleaner in the intensive care units (ICU) ward at a hospital in Kalwa. According to reports, the 39-year-old cleaner was arrested for assaulting a seizure patient in a Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)-run Kalwa hospital. According to a report by TOI, the man tied the girl’s hand to the bed and molested her. The accused, identified as Dinesh Koli, a resident of Kopri, has been arrested in connection with the case. The report further informs that the incident took place around 12.30 am on December 23.
2018-12-26Thane: Doctor arrested for raping minor girl - The Indian Express
Thane: Doctor arrested for raping minor girl The girl narrated the ordeal to her parents and approached the police on Wednesday. Published: December 27, 2018 2:06:33 am A doctor was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Thane. “He ran a small clinic in the area where the victim used to work as a helper. He raped her and threatened that she would be fired if she told anyone,” an officer from Kolsewadi said. The girl narrated the ordeal to her parents and approached the police on Wednesday. “We registered the First Information Report under Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and arrested the doctor,” said a senior officer.
2018-12-26testMarried woman among 3 arrested for murder attempt on man in Thane - United News of India
Married woman among 3 arrested for murder attempt on man in Thane Thane, Dec 26 (UNI) Three people, including a married woman, were on Wednesday arrested by police for allegedly attempting to murder a man in Dombivli town of the district. The victim, Tushar Pujari (30), used to harass the 42-year-old woman and refused to budge despite being reprimanded by the woman and her husband on several occasions. Fed up with constant harassment, the woman wanted to teach a lesson to Pujari and called him to a hillock on Tuesday night and with the help of her two friends, she first beat the victim and then chopped off his private parts, police said. Both, the woman and Pujari were residents of Nandivli area of Dombivli. The accused persons were arrested and an offence under section 307 of Indian Penal Code has been registered with the Manpada police station in regard to the crime, sources added.
2018-12-26Duo held for beating drunk man, killing him - Times of India
Duo held for beating drunk man, killing him Two men, who had assaulted a 50-year-old man causing his death after a month-long hospitalisation, were arrested on murder charges by the Daighar police recently. Dec 27, 2018, 05:17 IST THANE: Two men, who had assaulted a 50-year-old man causing his death after a month-long hospitalisation, were arrested on murder charges by the Daighar police recently. Police said Dilip Saha, who was working with a grocery store in Shil, was thrashed by his two friends Abhijeet Patil (24) and Jagdish Patil (29), who objected to his useless banter after a drinking session. It was on November 25 when Saha was drunk and playing cards with the accused at around 11:30pm. He reportedly ignored repeated requests to lower his tone and language. He is said to have hurled abuses at the duo, which triggered a fist fight with Saha being beaten up by the two resulting in internal injuries and death. The duo was produced in the court and remanded to police custody for further probe.
2018-12-26Alert RPF officers save man from being run over by Gorakhpur Express in Thane - Mumbai Mirror
Alert RPF officers save man from being run over by Gorakhpur Express in Thane Updated: Dec 26, 2018, 22:51 IST RPF officers save a man from getting run over by a train in Thane Mumbai: On Wednesday, while boarding Gorakhpur Express (train number 11081), a man slipped in between the gap of the foot-board and platform. Due to quick thinking of alert RPF constables, the man’s life was saved. The officers pulled the man from the death trap, who was dragged by the running train, for over 75 meters. “The victim, identified as Chandrshekhar Motiram Pardeshi (58), was attended immediately and given first aid. He was then allowed to go back home,” said Thane RPF in-charge, RR Pandav. "The victim not only heartily thanked the RPF staff for saving his life but also promised to not board a running train in the future," further added Pandav. Earlier today around 4.15 pm, on duty RPF constables — Arun Kumar and Manish Kumar noticed that a passenger was trying to board Gorakhpur Express (train number 11081), which left the Thane station. The victim, who was trying to board the running train from platform no 7 in Thane, lost his balance and fell in the gap between the foot-board and platform. RPF officers Arun Kumar and Manish Kumar reacted timely and after following him more than 75 meter, they pulled him out of the gap safely. The passenger received minor injuries due to dragging. He was brought into the RPF Thane office and was given medical assistance. Upon enquiry, the passenger informed that he is a resident of Bhayandar.
2018-12-261 dead, 4 hurt in Thane cylinder blast - Free Press Journal
1 dead, 4 hurt in Thane cylinder blast December 26, 2018 Mumbai: A woman died and four other persons suffered burns in an LPG cylinder blast, which took place in a house on Ambedkar Road, Panchpakdi in Thane, on Tuesday. Neighbours said since the blast happened in the morning, all the family Kakde members were in the hou­se. “Initially, there was a gas leak. Suddenly, the cylinder blasted. Due to the impact of the blast, a wall of a adjoining house collap­s­ed on an elderly wo­m­an, Kant­a­bai Wankh­a­de(65).” Locals pulled her out and rushed her to the civil hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival. All the four family members, Sandeep Kakde (40), Latika (35), Vandana (50) and Himanshu (12), sustained burns and were rushed to the hospital for aid.
2018-12-2614-year-old kills self in tribal hostel, may have been harrassed, say cops - Times of India
14-year-old kills self in tribal hostel, may have been harrassed, say cops Updated: Dec 27, 2018, 08:47 IST THANE: A 14-year old girl committed suicide by hanging herself at a state-run tribal students hostel in Shahapur taluka of Thane district on Tuesday night. The girl left behind a suicide note in which she wrote, “I am not happy at the hostel and do not want to live here.” Police suspect she was being harrassed by someone at the hostel. On her father’s complaint, local Shahapur police have registered an abetment of suicide case against an unidentified person from the hostel and begun probe into the matter. The girl, identified as Deepali Vangad, was a Class VIII student of the hostel in Aghai village. Police said the suicide came to light at 7pm on Tuesday after dinner when students noticed that Deepali was not present for the attendance call. Hostel staff launched a search and found Deepali hanging by a dupatta at a window. They rushed her to the state-run Shahapur Rahman Hospital where a doctor declared her brought dead on arrival. Anil Rathod, an investigating officer from Shahapur police station, told TOI: “The suicide note indicates that the girl was harrassed by someone at the hostel, which led her to take such an extreme step.” Despite several attempts to contact them, the hostel management did not respond. Police sources said the management has ordered an internal inquiry into the matter. Police said once her parents are in a position to talk, they will ask them if anyone had been harrassing the child. The girl’s post-mortem has confirmed death by hanging.
2018-12-26BCD Travel's Thane Jackson - Travel Weekly
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2018-12-26Wall collapse after LPG blast kills one - Times of India
Wall collapse after LPG blast kills one Updated: Dec 26, 2018, 05:45 IST Four persons were injured THANE: A 55-year-old woman on a morning walk died after a wall collapsed on her due to an explosion inside a house in Panchpakhadi in Thane on Tuesday. The residents of the ground-plus-one storey house sustained burns. The injured have been identified as Sandeep Kakde (40), Himanshu Kakde (12), Vandana Kakde (50) and her daughter Latika Kakde (35). The Kakdes reside on the ground floor. Officials said an LPG leak caused the explosion and the subsequent wall collapse as well as fire. “There was a gas leak. It is likely that a spark caused the blast and fire. Someone must have tried to light the gas or switch on some device,” said Shashikant Kale, chief fire officer, Thane Municipal Corporation. “The deceased, Kantibai Wankhade, had gone for a morning walk and while returning she stopped at a common water pipeline to wash her feet. This is when the explosion occurred and the wall fell on her. She was rushed to Thane Civil Hospital and died during treatment,” said Santosh Kadam, chief of Regional Disaster Management Cell. Doctors at Thane Civil Hospital said Himanshu and Sandeep had suffered bruises on their hands and legs and were treated at the OPD. “Vandana and Latika were shifted to Airoli Burns Centre,” they said.
2018-12-2613 inmates of Thane jail sell cakes worth Rs 4.91 Lakh in a week - Hindustan Times
13 inmates of Thane jail sell cakes worth Rs 4.91 Lakh?in a week Arthur Road Jail bagged the biggest order this year too. They had an order of 8,500 cupcakes and 525 kg of sponge cake worth ?1.45 lakh Updated: Dec 26, 2018 11:21 IST With the help of a nutritionist, 13 inmates from Thane Central Prison helped the jail earn ?4.91 lakh from the sale of 1,814 kg of cakes baked by them in the premises. The demand for Christmas cakes, primarily from other prisons, is increasing year after year. In 2017, they had sold 1,606.5 kg of cakes worth ?4.77 lakh. Arthur Road Jail bagged the biggest order this year too. They had an order of 8,500 cupcakes and 525 kg of sponge cake worth ?1.45 lakh. Compared to last year, where 7,250 piece of cupcakes and 425 kg of sponge cake order was placed. NB Vayachal, superintendent of police, Thane Central Jail, confirmed about the rising demand of baked cakes in the prison. He said that the 13 prisoners work under Nisha Naik, the bakery instructor, who checks the quality of the products and see that the target is completed on time. “We have been getting cake orders since last week. The prisoners have been working round the clock to complete the target. As per the order, the cakes were sent to Arthur Road Jail, Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai, Thane Central Jail, Byculla women and men jail and Kalyan Aadharwadi Jail. We also get orders from different non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the demand for which is increasing year after year,” added Vayachal. Vayachal said that on normal days, the jail authorities earn ?2.50 lakh to ?3 lakh monthly. But the earning gets doubled just during Christmas Eve. “Thane Central Jail is the only jail that has a bakery. Breads and bakery products including cookies are prepared here on a daily basis.” Apart from jails, the bakery products are also sent to Thane mental hospital, mantralaya and other government offices. With the help of bakery, we rehabilitate the inmates. It is also profitable to the government,” added Vayachal. Naik said that the cakes are sold at low price than the market. The cup cakes are costing Rs 7 per pieces and sponge cake Rs 150 per kg and pineapple cake Rs 380 per kg. The skilled inmates are paid Rs 61 per day, while unskilled are paid Rs 55 and the training are paid Rs 44 per day. Harshad Ahirrao, superintendent of police, Arthur Road Jail, confirmed about the highest order and said, “We have asked for more 3,000 cup cakes, as the order we were deliver is already finished. The cupcakes will now be delivering on December 27. We have around 150 foreigner’s from 14 different countries including Nigerian, but this season not only foreigner who celebrate the Christmas, but each and every prisoner inmate buy the cakes from canteen celebrating the festival. We have around 3,000 inmates and each of them even buy two pieces of cupcakes it count to 6,000 pieces. We have assumed as its winter season, the inmates are hungry and keep eating the cake,” said Ahirrao.
2018-12-26Thane hospital staff held for molesting 14-year-old in ICU - Hindustan Times
Thane hospital staff held for molesting 14-year-old in ICU The accused allegedly tied the girl’s hands and tried to touch her inappropriately, when she was asleep. A patient on the next bed witnessed the act and raised an alarm, following which the hospital staff nabbed him. Updated: Dec 26, 2018 11:19 IST A 35-year-old man, who worked as a sweeper in the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The accused allegedly tied the girl’s hands and tried to touch her inappropriately, when she was asleep. A patient on the next bed witnessed the act and raised an alarm, following which the hospital staff nabbed him. Police said the teenager was epileptic and was admitted to the ICU for treatment. TS Pavle, police inspector, Kalwa police station, said, “There were 18 other patients in the ICU. The incident occurred on Saturday, around 1.00am, when the nurse went out to get an injection, and there was no staff in the ICU. The accused, Dinesh Koli, entered the ward on the pretext of sweeping it. He allegedly tied the girl’s hands and tried to touch her inappropriately.” When the patient on the next bed raised an alarm, Koli threatened her. Hearing her screams, the girl woke up and raised an alarm. “After hearing the screams, the nurse along with the security guards immediately rushed to the ICU and nabbed Koli. The hospital registered a case with us next evening, following which we immediately arrested Koli under section 354 of Indian Penal Code for outraging the modesty of a woman,” he added. The girl’s parents claimed that the accused might have raped their daughter had the other patient not raised an alarm. Her father said, “The accused might have assaulted her if the other patient would have not raised an alarm. The accused apologised to my wife after being caught. We are poor and cannot afford our daughter’s treatment in a private hospital. However, this incident has shocked us about the safety at civic hospitals.” The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) refuted claims of security lapse. Sandeep Malvi, deputy municipal commissioner, TMC, said, “We terminated Koli immediately and have also lodged a complaint against him at Kalwa police station. There are no lapses in our security. We have adequate security to ensure the safety of the patients.” This is a second time that such an incident has taken place in the hospital. Last December, a 25-year-old woman was molested when she was breast-feeding her baby in the hospital.
2018-12-26One dead, four injured in cylinder blast at Thane - Mumbai Live
One Dead, Four Injured In Cylinder Blast At Thane The cylinder blast took place on Tuesday morning, injuring 55-year-old Kantibai Wankhede who later succumbed to her injuries at Thane's Civil Hospital. Four others were injured in the accident During the wee hours of the day, on December 25, 55-year-old Kantibai Wankhede died while four others were injured in a cylinder blast. The incident took place in Panchpakhadi, Thane (W). Sandip Kakde (40), Himanshu Kakde (12), Vandana Kakde (50) and Latika Kakde (35) were the ones who were injured in a cylinder blast. On Tuesday morning, the blast took place inside a house on Ambedkar road, Panchpakhadi. The Injured were immediately admitted at Thane's Civil hospital. However, during the treatment, Kantabai succumbed to her injuries while the others are recuperating at the hospital.Police and fire brigade officials are investigating the blast for more clues.
2018-12-2614-Year-Old Patient Allegedly Molested At Hospital In Maharashtra - NDTV News
14-Year-Old Patient Allegedly Molested At Hospital In Maharashtra The 14-year-old girl, suffering from seizures, was admitted to the hospital on December 19. Updated: December 26, 2018 14:39 IST THANE: A 39-year-old cleaner was arrested for allegedly molesting a teenage patient at a hospital in Thane, police said on Wednesday. The 14-year-old patient, suffering from seizures, was admitted to the hospital on December 19. During treatment, her hand would be tied to the bed for administering saline. On Saturday, the accused came to her and allegedly touched her inappropriately. Sensing something wrong, another patient raised an alarm. The accused was arrested after the girl's father filed a complaint. Hospital authorities have refused to comment on the incident.
2018-12-26Mood of Thane on BJP govt.| Mumbai Yatra | ABP News Videos - ABP Live
Mood of Thane on BJP govt.| Mumbai Yatra | ABP News Videos Updated 26 Dec 2018 08:36 PM Thane Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India.At present, after the implementation of the Presidential notification on delimitation on 19 February 2008, Thane Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. ABP News tried to find out the mood of locals in Thane on BJP government.
2018-12-26Duo held for beating drunk man, killing him | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Duo held for beating drunk man, killing him 27th December, 2018 The duo was produced in the court and remanded to police custody for further probe. He is said to have hurled abuses at the duo, which triggered a fist fight with Saha being beaten up by the two resulting in internal injuries and death. THANE: Two men, who had assaulted a 50-year-old man causing his death after a month-long hospitalisation, were arrested on murder charges by the Daighar police recently. Police said Dilip Saha, who was working with a grocery store in Shil, was thrashed by his two friends Abhijeet Patil (24) and Jagdish Patil (29), who objected to his useless banter after a drinking session. It was on November 25 when Saha was drunk and playing cards with the accused at around 11:30pm. He reportedly ignored repeated requests to lower his tone and language.
2018-12-26Thane police seize 1,000 kg fake 'Amul' butter during raid, arrest 5 - Local Press Co
Thane police seize 1,000 kg fake ‘Amul’ butter during raid, arrest 5 December 26, 2018 In a major bust, Thane police on Saturday arrested five people who were involved in the sale and packaging of spurious butter in Amul boxes and seized 1,000 kg of the adulterated substance. According to reports, a team led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Atul Kulkarni raided a flat near Bhayander Road on a tip-off. During the raid, they nabbed five persons who were packaging adulterated butter in Amul boxes and storing them. The accused would reportedly mix locally churned butter with Sri Lankan vanaspati oil and package them in original Amul butter boxes. The boxes would be stored in freezers till they were ready for sale. Police seized around 1000 kilograms of the fake butter, packaging material and other equipment worth Rs 2 lakh during the raid. The men would procure original Amul boxes from hotels, who go through several such boxes in a month, for a small amount. Some boxes, however, were procured from public dustbins. The adulterated butter would be sold for Rs 75 for 500 grams in the western suburb belt from Vile Parle to Dahisar. The accused – Qasim Ahmed, Noor Aslam Shaikh, Naushad Shaikh, and Akhtar Shaikh – have been booked and placed under arrest by Kashimira Road police station. Others involved in the racket, including the mastermind Tahri Shaikh, are still absconding. Further probe is underway. Earlier this month, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) cracked down on chikki manufacturer Maganlal Chikki, forcing it to shut shop for alleged violation of food safety norms at its manufacturing and packaging units.
2018-12-26MSRTC shows BEST how to run AC buses - Mumbai Mirror
MSRTC shows BEST how to run AC buses Updated: Dec 26, 2018, 06:00 IST MSRTC is now floating tenders for 500 more AC buses to add to its fleet of 1,000 Shivshahi buses While Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking has discontinued air-conditioned buses on most of its routes, citing losses and maintenance issues, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) seems to be having no such problems running them. Not only are they running a profit, MSRTC is now floating tenders for 500 more AC buses to add to its fleet of 1,000 Shivshahi buses. MSRTC currently runs 72 AC services daily between Thane and Borivali and 42 services between Thane and Bhayander, which are all profitable. Encouraged by the success, it is now planning to introduce AC bus services on the Mantralaya-Thane, Mantralaya-Panvel and Dadar-Panvel routes. In 2017, to reduce expenditure of the loss-making undertaking, BEST suspended routes of 266 AC buses. Later, 25 hybrid buses, procured by MMRDA and operated by BEST, hit the roads in March 2018, but theses buses are also running in losses. When Mirror asked why MSRTC AC buses were profitable but BEST struggled to recover costs, a senior BEST official said that it was partially due to the fact that while MSRTC is backed by the state government, BEST would have to struggle financially. BEST committee member Ravi Raja said, “There are a lot of reasons for huge losses but mismanagement and lack of financial help from BMC or state government are the main reasons.” Another official of BEST said differences in fare was also one of the reasons. For instance, while the fare for a 30-km ride from Thane to Borivali on an MSRTC AC bus is Rs 55, the same distance on BEST’s AC bus would cost Rs 95. The spokesperson of MSRTC said that the profits made on the Thane-Borivali route spurred the corporation to start services on more routes. Managing director of MSRTC, Ranjit Singh Deol said, “Our AC buses running between Borivali and Thane and Thane and Bhayander are doing well. That’s why we decided to introduce more buses in Mumbai as well as other parts of the state.” He added that MSRTC is going to issue tenders for the purchase of 500 more Shivshahi buses within a week. Mirror has been running a sustained campaign this year to push for the revival of the loss making BEST, inviting suggestions from prominent citizens, activists and also those in power.
2018-12-26Cleaner arrested for molesting minor patient at Thane hospital - The New Indian Express
Cleaner arrested for molesting minor patient at Thane hospital The accused tied the girl's other hand also to the bed and allegedly touched her inappropriately, as per the First Information Report registered in the case. Published: 26th December 2018 12:02 PM THANE: A 39-year-old cleaner allegedly molested a teenage patient by tying her hand to the bed at a civic-run hospital here in Maharashtra, police said Wednesday. The accused, identified as Dinesh Koli, has been arrested for the incident which took place at the hospital located in Thane district's Kalwa town around 12.30 am on Saturday, a police official said. The 14-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital for seizures on December 19. During the treatment, her one hand was tied to the bed to administer saline to her, police said. On Saturday, the accused came over there. He tied the girl's other hand also to the bed and allegedly touched her inappropriately, as per the First Information Report (FIR) registered in the case. A patient on an adjacent bed saw the girl panicking and sensing something amiss, the former raised an alarm following which the accused was caught, police said. Based on a complaint filed by the girl's father, the accused was arrested by the Kalwa police on Monday and booked under Indian Penal Code Section 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage her modesty) and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said. The hospital authorities refused to comment on the incident.
2018-12-25Thane: 2 held for killing cattle in Bhiwandi - The Digital Globalist
Thane: 2 held for killing cattle in Bhiwandi on December 25, 2018 at 1:28 am NAVI MUMBAI: That a comfy can have many more uses besides packing the car for a family outing, was shown by two men arrested in Bhiwandi on Sunday for illegally transporting slaughtered cattle. A team of animal activists and police who intercepted the car were stunned to find bloodied of as many as five cows and bullocks tightly packed in the medium sized sedan class vehicle. “The entire rear end of the five-door hatchback was completely filled with hacked heads, hoofs and other body parts of the freshly killed cattle. Blood was oozing out of the vehicle when we stopped the car. These are the new tricks that butchers are using to illegally transport animal meat, due to the flexibility offered in a hatchback designed car to increase the cargo volume at the back,” said activist of the Mumbai based NGO, Karuna Parivar. An official at Kongaon police station in Bhiwandi told TOI, “Two persons (24) and Yusuf Kureshi (40) were arrested for illegally carrying animal meat in a car. Further inquiry is on to nab two more wanted men in this case.” On Monday, the police custody of the arrested duo was further extended by two days by the local Bhiwandi court. They have been booked under relevant sections of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2015. “Police seized over 750 kg of illegal beef from the vehicle, which was plying from Padagha village in Bhiwandi to Govandi in Mumbai. After, I received a tip-off about this illegal transportation, I immediately sought the help of Maharashtra police and then with the assistance of local cops, the duo was arrested and the animal meat samples sent for further testing,‘‘ said Gathani. He further added: “If the officials and employees at various toll plazas in the state become more alert about such cases of animal cruelty, then the illegal butchers will not be able to operate in such a brazen manner. In the past, we have also seen how live cows and buffalos have been shoved in small tempos to be taken for slaughter. Often, some animals die en route out of suffocation, while others get blinded if the horn of another cattle pierces into their eye.”
2018-12-25Thane family ushers in more than a merry Christmas, goes green & secular - Daily News & Analysis
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Trending# India Vs Australia Narendra Modi Rahul Gandhi Zero Christmas 2018 Home India Mumbai Thane family ushers in more than a merry Christmas, goes green & secular Christmas Picture for representation Share Written By Naveeta Singh  Updated: Dec 25, 2018, 06:50 AM IST It is a green Christmas this year for the Fernandes family residing in Thane's Vartaknagar area. They have built a crib for Jesus with recycled material. The family have also imparted a secular sentiment to the crib, depicting people from across religions and nationalities welcoming a 'global Christ'. Every year, Dr Veronica Fernandes and her children Melissa, 14, and Manuel, 5, and husband start preparations for Christmas a week ahead of the festival. They build a crib to welcome Jesus by getting easy-to-put-together material from the market, such as thermocol, plastic toys, ornaments, etc. "Thermocol is messy and after Christmas we do not know what to do with it. So, this year we decided to build an eco-friendly crib and made it using stuff lying in my clinic and house," said Dr Fernandes. Her clinic storeroom is full of cardboard boxes of gloves, cotton, and dental instruments, among other things. "I had preserved those boxes and used them to make the crib and decorate it," she said. This year they started preparations for the crib from the start of December. "To get the grass greener even on this side of the crib, we soaked mustard seeds 10 days ago," she said. The mustard seeds have now germinated fully. They also used empty pista shells to make ornaments and used glue from the glue gun to depict a waterfall. Hay from old brooms and coir ropes have been used to build roof of the huts. To impart a secular character, the family made miniatures of a south Indian woman and a Chinese man among others," she added. Though their Christmas tree is made of plastic, it has been in use for the past 15 years. "We did not buy a new one. We use the same one every Christmas and pack it and keep it aside after the festival is over," the doctor said. Thane Christmas Eco-friendly Christmas 2018 crib Entertainment Must Reads Esha Gupta goes topless, flashes her Calvin Klein knickers in new racy photoshoot 'We should be wary of doing a trial on any such comment': Ashutosh Rana expresses solidarity with Naseeruddin Shah First pics of Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath from their Mumbai wedding reception are out! When Prabhas treated his 'Saaho' co-star Shraddha Kapoor to a Baahubali-size lunch Next story DY Patil defection may affect ties as son still iffy about move Next Story Home India World Business Technology Sports Entertainment Epaper FOLLOW US ON About DNA Contact us Investors Advertise Reprint Rights Partner Sites Zee News Hindi News Marathi News Bengali News Tamil News Malayalam News Zee Business WION ©2018 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.
2018-12-25Thane: Man who raped minor gets 7 years' RI - The Digital Globalist
Thane: Man who raped minor gets 7 years’ RI December 25, 2018 at 1:08 am THANE: A 22-year-old construction labour has been convicted for raping a in 2016. The district court has sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment. District judge HM Patwardhan also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on Ganesh Wadhole, a native from Buldana, in his verdict delivered on Thursday. Public prosecutor Sanjay Londhe said Wadhole knew the girl and her parents who worked on the same construction site and had in the past misused his proximity to sexually assault the then 13-year-old victim who lived in the same construction site area. Londhe told the court that the accused would barge into the house during the absence of the parents of the victim and rape her. On September 7,2016 the accused summoned the victim to his house and warned that if she failed to come to his house, he would rape her. The girl went to his house out of fear and her parents followed and rescued her after which she narrated her ordeal to them. An offence was registered with the local Navghar police who later arrested the accused and charged him with the charges of rape and under also. The accused pleaded innocence and as many as 15 prosecution witnesses, including the minor, her parents and others, and the panch witnesses were examined by the court which finally arrived at the conclusion that the accused had raped the teenager. The judge noted that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubts the charges under sections 376 of the IPC and also section 4 of the POCSO Act against the accused.
2018-12-25Gym equipment at MG garden still missing; It’s under repair, will install soon, says NMMC - Times of India
Gym equipment at MG garden still missing; It’s under repair, will install soon, says NMMC Dec 25, 2018, 22:48 IST Navi Mumbai: Lack of security guards at the Mahatma Gandhi garden in Old Panvel has become a major cause of concern and reason for gym equipments missing, allege activists. Once again, one of the gym equipments went missing. This is apparently the second incident of equipments going missing from the garden premises. The first incident of equipments going missing was noticed just within two months of the garden being inaugurated. Where on one hand the activists allege lack of security in the garden, the PCMC claims that adequate security has been deployed. Seven gym equipment materials were installed in the garden using the MP fund. Around Rs 10 lakh was spent on the gym equipment along with other works at Hutatma Smarak garden, Rajiv Gandhi park, etc. However, just within with two months, one gym equipment went missing raising public outcry. Activist Bharat Jadhav alleged, “On Sunday morning upon visiting the garden no security guard was found to be on duty. The second gym equipment went missing last week. No security person is found guarding the area. The possibility of robbing steel-made equipment cannot be ruled out,” alleged activist Bharat Jadhav. A local resident Priya Patil complained, “If the PCMC fails to deploy security guards then the costly equipments should not be installed at public places these are prone to theft. This way the tax payers’ is wasted.” The PCMC assistant municipal commissioner Tejshwini Galande claimed, “The gym equipment was broken and is in our custody. The concerned agency has been asked to repair and reinstall it. People are not using the equipments carefully and end up damaging them. We have also deployed security at the garden premises.” Galande added, “The PCMC is beautifying the garden with new plans. The details will be soon finalised. An amphitheatre is on the cards with many other landscapes.”
2018-12-25No VIP treatment: Loud parties banned at Thane's Yeoor private bungalows - Daily News & Analysis
No VIP treatment: Loud parties banned at Thane's Yeoor private bungalows Party Picture for representation , Pexels Share Written By Naveeta Singh  Updated: Dec 25, 2018, 06:40 AM IST Thane's Yeoor forests would be free of any kind of debauchery this Christmas and new year. Police will be keeping an eye out for anyone playing loud music or drinking without permission at the plush private bungalows in the area, during the festivities. Whoever is found violating rules while reveling will be booked along with the bungalow owners who rent out their space out for such activities. Yeoor forest is a hotspot for Christmas and New Year's Eve parties, especially for those who crave serenity and green surroundings. There are over 256 private bungalows and seven hotels inside the forest where people host private parties. "The Bombay High Court has declared Yeoor forest as a silence zone and from now on, any activity that disturbs the peace and quietude of the forest, will be subject to legal action," said senior police inspector PC Giridhar, Vartaknagar Police Station, Thane. Therefore, to maintain the sanctity of the forest, especially during the festive season, the police will book anybody found playing jarring music and serving and drinking alcohol without permit. "To consume and serve alcohol, one should acquire a permit from the state excise department," he said. "Bungalow owners who allow such violations at their place will be held party to the act and will be liable for legal action like the party goers," he added. Additionally, police have also taken up measures to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in Yeoor and the Upvan area, which is right outside the forest. "We have formed special teams who will patrol inside and outside the forest. Nakabandis and patrolling by beat marshalls will be in place to curb cases of drunk driving, eve teasing, etc," the senior inspector said. A team of 70 police officers from Vartkanagar Police Station will undertake these preventive measures starting from Monday midnight. Bombay High Court Christmas New Year's eve Yeoor forest loud music Christmas 2018 Entertainment Must Reads Esha Gupta goes topless, flashes her Calvin Klein knickers in new racy photoshoot 'We should be wary of doing a trial on any such comment': Ashutosh Rana expresses solidarity with Naseeruddin Shah First pics of Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath from their Mumbai wedding reception are out! When Prabhas treated his 'Saaho' co-star Shraddha Kapoor to a Baahubali-size lunch Next story Soon, tracking MSRTC buses & booking seats to become reality Next Story Home India World Business Technology Sports Entertainment Epaper FOLLOW US ON About DNA Contact us Investors Advertise Reprint Rights Partner Sites Zee News Hindi News Marathi News Bengali News Tamil News Malayalam News Zee Business WION ©2018 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.
2018-12-25Wall collapse after LPG blast kills one in Thane | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Wall collapse after LPG blast kills one in Thane 25th December, 2018 The residents of the ground-plus-one storey house sustained burns.The injured have been identified as Sandeep Kakde (40), Himanshu Kakde (12), Vandana Kakde (50) and her daughter Latika Kakde (35). Officials said an LPG leak caused the explosion and the subsequent wall collapse as well as fire. THANE: A 55-year-old woman on a morning walk died after a wall collapsed on her due to an explosion inside a house in Panchpakhadi in Thane on Tuesday. This is when the explosion occurred and the wall fell on her. “Vandana and Latika were shifted to Airoli Burns Centre,” they said.
2018-12-25Thane: 21-year-old man held for setting 18 vehicles ablaze - The Indian Express
Thane: 21-year-old man held for setting 18 vehicles ablazehttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/thane-21-year-old-man-held-for-setting-18-vehicles-ablaze-5509424/ Cities Advertising Thane: 21-year-old man held for setting 18 vehicles ablaze The accused Gaurav Palvi had an argument with Prashant Bhoir, who runs a laundromat in the area. Palvi wanted to set Bhoir’s bike ablaze but accidentally set 18 other vehicles on fire, said the police. By Express News Service |Thane | Published: December 26, 2018 3:31:53 am 2 Shares Related News Thane: Murder accused on run for 20 years arrested Mumbai: 3 held with ambergris, pangolin scales, says police Fake call centre busted in Thane, four arrested A 21-year-old man was arrested after 18 two-wheelers caught fire at Panchpakhadi. (Representational) A 21-year-old man was arrested after 18 two-wheelers caught fire at Panchpakhadi on Tuesday. Advertising “The accused Gaurav Palvi had an argument with Prashant Bhoir, who runs a laundromat in the area. Palvi wanted to set Bhoir’s bike ablaze but accidentally set 18 other vehicles on fire,” said a Thane police officer. The fire also spread to a nearby shop. No casualties were reported. The incident occurred at Panchpakhadi around 2.30 am on Tuesday, said Thane police. “We were alerted about the fire when it spread to the shop. Eighteen two-wheelers parked in front of the society were gutted. The fire was started using petrol, taken probably from one of the vehicles,” said an officer familiar with the investigation. As per sources, the blaze was controlled by the fire brigade within an hour. 0 Comment(s) Thane Police HomeCitiesMumbaiThane: 21-year-old man held for setting 18 vehicles ablaze Download the Indian Express apps for iPhone, iPad or Android news Technology News Horoscope Kader Khan Happy New Year 2019 Images Happy New Year 2019 Advance Wishes Happy New Year 2019 Wishes Happy New Year 2019 Quotes Featured Express Data Express Research #MeToo Business As Usual Statutory provisions on reporting sexual offenses Trending Pro Kabaddi 2018 Points Table Chattisgarh Elections 2018 MP Elections 2018 Rajasthan Elections 2018 ISL 2018 Points Table Elections 2018 Pro Kabaddi 2018 Schedule The Group Ramnath Goenka Awards The Express Group 26-11 Financial Express Loksatta Jansatta Indian Express Languages ????? ????? ?????? ????? ????? Newsletter Follow Us © 2019 The Indian Express Ltd. All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy Advertise with us Subscribe Contact Us
2018-12-25Couple Injured As Chemical Spills On Them From Tanker In Thane - NDTV News
Couple Injured As Chemical Spills On Them From Tanker In Thane The incident took place on Sunday night when the couple was travelling on a two-wheeler. Updated: December 26, 2018 05:03 IST THANE: A couple received severe burn wounds when hazardous chemical spilled over them from a tanker in Thane, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Sunday night when the couple, residents of Kalyan, was travelling on a two-wheeler, they said. They suffered burn injuries when chemical leaked and fell over them when the tanker was passing by their vehicle near Waldhuni Bridge, the police added. The victims, Gouresh Salaskar (30) and his wife Gauri Salaskar (28), were admitted to a hospital, they added.
2018-12-25Cleaner ties teen’s hand, molests her inside hospital ICU in Thane - Times of India
Cleaner ties teen Cleaner ties teen's hand, molests her inside hospital ICU in Thane In a chilling incident, a 39-year-old cleaner was arrested for molesting a 14-year-old seizure patient inside the ICU of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)-run Kalwa hospital by tying her hand to the bed. Accused Dinesh Koli, 39, a resident of Kopri, has been arrested. Updated: Dec 26, 2018, 04:07 IST THANE In a chilling incident, a 39-year-old cleaner was arrested for molesting a 14-year-old seizure patient inside the ICU of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)-run Kalwa hospital by tying her hand to the bed. Accused Dinesh Koli, 39, a resident of Kopri, has been arrested. The incident took place around 12.30 am on Saturday. A vigilant female patient on the adjoining bed saved the girl from getting raped, said the victim’s father. The victim, who hails from Kalyan, was admitted to Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital for treatment since December 16, her father said. He said since saline was being administered, the victim’s mother had tied her hand to the bed. The accused tied her other hand too. The female patient on the adjacent bed sensed something amiss and questioned the cleaner’s presence near the victim. When the accused snubbed her, she started screaming for help. A nurse as well as other staff gathered and the accused was thrashed. “He has been remanded to judicial custody after a day’s police custody,” said investigation officer Ganesh Mugle. The victim’s father said hospital authorities requested him not to ‘blow up’ the incident with the media. Hospital medical superintendent Rajiv Korde said, “The contractor has been told to dismiss him. We have taken appropriate security measures and a case has been lodged by the hospital management.”
2018-12-25Man held for setting ablaze 18 bikes in Thane - The Hindu
Man held for setting ablaze 18 bikes in Thane UPDATED: DECEMBER 26, 2018 00:27 IST The Naupada police on Tuesday arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly setting 18 two-wheelers on fire in a Thane housing society while its residents slept peacefully. Gaurav Palvi (21), the man arrested for the arson, is a resident of the same society. According to the police, the two-wheelers, all belonging to the residents, were parked in the space between the A and B wings of the society. While 11 were completely burnt, seven were damaged slightly. The police have learnt that a week ago, Prashant Bhoir, the owner of a laundry operating from the building, had a fight with Roshan Dalvi, a relative of the accused. Both are residents of the same society. Around 2.25 a.m. on Tuesday, the accused set ablaze Mr. Bhoir’s two-wheeler in retaliation. However, the fire spread to the other vehicles parked nearby. Apart from the two-wheelers, the laundry establishment was damage slightly. The residents of the society were asleep at the time, and only realised that something was wrong when they heard the vehicle engines exploding due to the fire. The building was vacated after the incident to avoid smoke inhalation injuries. After the fire brigade was informed, firefighters reached the spot and doused the blaze. The Naupada police were able to identify the accused with the help of CCTV camera footage and after questioning residents. “We are still investigating the matter to see if there was any other conspiracy and if someone had provoked the accused. We have booked the accused under Sections 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 435 and 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance) of the Indian Penal Code,” Dr. D. S. Swami, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1, Thane, said. Mr. Palvi had been arrested a few months ago for a fight in B-Cabin area of Thane. Suryakant Kand, a resident of the society, said, “Around 2.30 a.m., I heard an explosion. I looked through the window and saw that the engines of the bikes parked downstairs were exploding one by one. The smoke had reached the top floor of the building. We did not call the fire brigade on time because we were trying to save other vehicles that were parked nearby.” Mahindra Maurya, a resident of A wing whose bike was completely damaged, said that he had bought the two-wheeler just three months ago.
2018-12-25Thane woman dies in wall crash after cylinder blast - The Hindu
Thane woman dies in wall crash after cylinder blast UPDATED: DECEMBER 26, 2018 00:29 IST A 55-year-old woman died when a wall of a ground-plus-one-structure on Ambedkar Road in Thane collapsed on her following a LPG cylinder blast on Tuesday morning. The deceased, Kantibai Wankhede (55), used to live in the building adjacent to the house that collapsed. Four people, Sandeep Kakde (40), his wife Latika (35), mother Vandana (50), and son Nihanshu (12), were injured. Mr. Kakde, who owns a laundry, and Nihanshu, a Class V student of St. John’s High School, were discharged after treatment. Latika, who suffered 42% burn injuries and Vandana, who suffered 11% burn injuries, were taken to the National Burns Centre in Airoli. Mr. Kakde, the owner of the house, said, “We woke up around 8.30 a.m. and my wife was in the kitchen. My son and I were on the first floor while my mother was sleeping on the ground floor. My wife was heating water on the stove. The gas leaked and the house caught fire. As soon as the cylinder exploded, the wall collapsed. We had connected a new gas cylinder just last night.” Two fire vehicles from the Jawahar Baug fire station reached the spot and doused the blaze. Sandesh Wankhede (44), son of the deceased, said, “I was at home. My mother had stepped out. When I heard a noise, I went out and noticed my mother’s saree under the debris. She was taken to Civil Hospital, but the doctors said she had died.” “Latika remains critical and is in the ICU, while Vandana is in the general ward. Both have shown signs of improvement,” Dr. Kanchan Rathore, a consulting doctor at the National Burns Centre, said. Sanjay Dhumal, police inspector of Naupada police station, said the cylinder was new and the gas had leaked during the night. “We have filed an accidental death report,” he said.
2018-12-25In 2 days, FIRs against 7 bldrs for cheating homebuyers - Times of India
In 2 days, FIRs against 7 bldrs for cheating homebuyers Dec 25, 2018, 22:47 IST Navi Mumbai: The Vashi police have registered five FIRs against seven builders in two days for cheating homebuyers. The builders have accepted booking amounts from homebuyers but have not yet given possession of the apartments to them. When they were asked for a refund by cancelling the deals, the builders have either dillydallied for several years or have threatened the homebuyers. Acting on a complaint lodged by Ganesh Mhater, a homebuyer, the FIR is registered against the builders Baba Shukla and Chandan Chavan. They had accepted Rs 9.36 lakh between November 2009 and March 2010 for a flat in Oriental Arcade in Sector 11 at Kamothe. In another complaint lodged by Prashant Minmine, the accused and his aides have been identified as Anil Kamble and Deepak Gupta, Aatish Sakpa and Vikrant Ranteke. Kamble had accepted Rs 2.50 lakh from Minmine from June to August 2018 for a flat in Sangita Apartment in Panvel. When Minmine demanded a refund, Kamble threatened to harm him. The other three FIRs were registered against builders Ganesh Reddy and Narayan Reddy for taking Rs 41.70 lakh, Raju Chavan of Suraj Enterprises, who took Rs 12.30 lakh and Vijay Veer of Viraj Infrastructure for taking Rs 2.18 lakh, all of them having cheated homebuyers by delaying the possession of their flats and not giving them a refund.
2018-12-25City’s 20-yr-old wins inter-zonal varsity wrestling championship - Times of India
City City's 20-yr-old wins inter-zonal varsity wrestling championship Dec 25, 2018, 22:50 IST Navi Mumbai: Twenty-year-old Vaibhav Krishna Raskar from Nerul won the Inter-Zonal University Wrestling Championship held at Shivraj Mahavidyalay, Gadhinglaj in Kolhapur district recently. Raskar, who has won many medals in the past, overpowered his arch rival and one of the champion grapplers in the state, Harshvardhan Thorat of Kohlapur, in the finals to win the coveted title. Competing against Thorat, he faced a tough challenge in the initial round and bounced back with vengeance while securing a full point to win the keenly contested final. “It was one of the toughest bouts in the recent times as we fought many such battles earlier. We are aware of each other’s moves and techniques, which is why it became difficult,” said an ecstatic Raskar. With this victory, Raskar has booked his berth to play the All India Inter-University Wrestling Championship for maiden occasion. “I am excited to make an all India debut for which I had practiced over the last few months. It was my dream to make a mark at a higher level competition and I have achieved it in my first attempt. I will put a lot of effort to continue my winning streak in the coming days,” added Raskar. He had claimed the coveted Kamgar Kesari state title last year while beating the much-experienced Vikas Patil of Satara in a one-sided final encounter held at the Maharashtra Kamgar Kalyan Mandal, Mumbai. He then became one of the youngest wrestlers to bag such a prestigious state crown in the open category.
2018-12-25PCMC scraps Taloja weekly bazaar over demand for hafta - Times of India
PCMC scraps Taloja weekly bazaar over demand for hafta Dec 25, 2018, 22:49 IST Navi Mumbai: The Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has discontinued a weekly bazaar in Devicha pada around the Taloja MIDC area, which used to be held on Sundays. The move came after locals claimed that a few local goons involved in organising the bazaar were collecting hafta from hawkers. Around a dozen hawkers were removed. Earlier, locals had complained to PCMC about the weekly bazaar being held on Sunday. The bazaar also leads to traffic jam on the road following haphazard parking. The PCMC has taken action in the nearby areas, but not against the bazaar activity. Bhagwan Patil, Kharghar ward officer, said, “The weekly bazaar has been under the patronage of a local leader. The leader is allegedly collecting hafta from those who come here to conduct business. The weekly bazaar in Devicha Pada around Taloja MIDC area was scrapped with the assistance of our PCMC staff.” PCMC has recently passed a resolution putting stringent parameters for compliance to regulate the weekly bazaars. However, despite a month after the resolution no concrete action seems to have been taken against the weekly bazaars. There are instances of vandalism at the weekly bazaars besides chain snatching and other anti-social activities. Patil added, “Around a dozen of hawkers were removed from the weekly bazaar. The hawkers are selling vegetables, fruits, clothes besides various other items.” During the weekly bazaar removal operation on Sunday, PCMC officials came to know that one of the local leaders was asking the hawkers to go away. The officials also said the hawkers were asking the local leader to take his hafta and allow them to do their business.
2018-12-25'Infra work debris being dumped on mangroves at JNPT' | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
‘Infra work debris being dumped on mangroves at JNPT’ | Tuesday | 25th December, 2018 As the dumped mud near the mangroves is not removed, this will affect the wetlands.”He added that around 20-metre area has been dumped with mud. Now the same government agencies are destroying the mangroves by filling the land for construction of the bridge. Mangroves were planted by government officials and the same agencies are destroying them by filling the land for the bridge. Navi Mumbai: Residents and activists have alleged that mangroves along the Karal phata are being destroyed with land filling being done for the construction of a rail overbridge around JNPT. If anyone is found destroying the mangroves, they will not be spared.”The land was used for paddy cultivation decades ago.
2018-12-25Woman killed, 4 injured in wall collapse after cylinder blast - Times of India
Woman killed, 4 injured in wall collapse after cylinder blast Dec 25, 2018, 14:35 IST THANE: Woman killed, 4 injured in wall collapse after cylinder blast Thane (Maha), Dec 25 () A 55-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured when a wall of a house collapsed due to a gas cylinder blast in Maharashtra's Thane city on Tuesday, an official said. The cylinder exploded around 9.30 am in a single storey house in Panchpakhadi area following which one of its walls collapsed on an adjacent house, Thane civic body's regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. Kantibai Wankhede, who resided in the adjacent house, suffered serious injuries in the wall collapse mishap. She was rushed to the civil hospital where doctors declared her dead, he said. Besides, four occupants of the house in which the cylinder exploded, including two women and a 12-year-old boy, received burn injuries and they were undergoing treatment at the same hospital, he added.
2018-12-25Thane: Principal, his deputy booked after girl commits suicide in tribal school - The Indian Express
Thane: Principal, his deputy booked after girl commits suicide in tribal school Updated: December 28, 2018 1:25:12 am On December 25, fellow hostelers found the deceased hanging from the ceiling fan in her room. She was rushed to a hospital nearby and declared dead upon arrival. A DAY after a 14-year-old student allegedly committed suicide in a residential school for tribal children in Thane district, the principal and deputy principal of the school were booked on Wednesday for abetting suicide after the girl named them in her suicide note. The deceased was a Class VIII student at an ashram shala, a residential school run by the government for tribal children. A few months ago, the girl was allegedly asked by the school authorities to vacate her hostel room over her frequent unsanctioned visits to her family. Students are expected to stay in school hostels and leave for home only with written permission from the authorities, the police said. “At the start of the new academic year in June, the principal and deputy principal asked her to vacate the hostel and make the daily commute to school from her home. The girl was very upset. It was only when her father pleaded with the school authorities that they agreed to take her back,” said a police officer. However, earlier this month, the girl went home for three days and pleaded with her parents to be taken out of the hostel. “Her father reported that she was unhappy and withdrawn,” added the officer. The girl’s mother last saw her alive on December 17, when she went to the school to give her money to purchase a new uniform. On December 25, fellow hostelers found her hanging from the ceiling fan in her room. She was rushed to a hospital nearby and declared dead upon arrival. In her room, the police found a note in which the girl allegedly held the principal and his deputy responsible for her death. “The note was addressed to her parents, saying that she was being troubled by the principal and deputy principal and that if they wanted to see her alive, they should pull her out of the school,” said the officer. On the basis of a complaint lodged by the parents, the police registered a case on Wednesday.
2018-12-2518 bikes set ablaze in Thane in second such incident in December - Hindustan Times
18 bikes set ablaze in Thane in second such incident in December This is the second such incident to take place in December in Panchpakhadi area. On December 6, nine motorcycles were set on fire at around 3:00 am in Ganeshwadi. india Updated: Dec 25, 2018 13:33 IST Priyanka Dhomse Thane Eighteen motorcycles parked in Panchpakhadi area of Maharashtra’s Thane were set on fire early on Tuesday.(ANI/Twitter) Eighteen motorcycles parked in Panchpakhadi area of Maharashtra’s Thane were set on fire early on Tuesday, officials said, the second such incident this month.Local residents saw the smoke and spotted the vehicles on fire in Chandanwadi area of the city.“The parked bikes near Hanuman Society in Chandanwadi was gutted. The locals informed about the incident, where after the fire brigade team of Thane reached the spot with fire engine and rescue vehicle. However, even the locals tried to douse the fire till the fire-brigade team reached the spot,” said S Kadam, in-charge of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC).“The situation was brought under control within half an hour. A police case has been registered against xxx and the further investigation is on by police team,” Kadam said.This is the second such incident to take place in December in Panchpakhadi area. On December 6, nine motorcycles were set on fire at around 3:00 am in Ganeshwadi. First Published: Dec 25, 2018 13:30 IST tags Incident December Thane BIKE Maharashtra Chandanwadi Fire Engine ablaze in Thane more from india Madhya Pradesh cabinet swearing in ceremony Live updates: 20 ministers to take oath today Man lures 8-year-old boy with kite, sexually assaults him in Punjab’s Nabha IndiaWorldBusinessEducationAutosReal estate OpinionAnalysisColumnsEditorialsAuthors CitiesDelhiGurugramNoidaMumbaiBhopalChandigarhDehradunIndoreJaipurKolkataLucknowPatnaRanchiPune SportsCricketFootballTennisIPL Auction 2019 LIVE EntertainmentMovie reviewsBollywoodHollywoodRegional moviesWorld cinemaTVMusicTabloid Lifestyle Sex & relationship Fitness Fashion & trends Art & culture Travel Books Brunch TechTech ReviewsGadgets PhotosVideosEpaperinteractivesPunjab LivemintLivehindustanShineHTcampusDesimartiniht punjabiStudymateEnglishmateHTsyndicationbridge schoolht brand studioboard results Follow us on: Newsletter Register with Hindustan Times to get best news and articles Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. About usContact usPrivacy policyTerms of UseDisclaimerPrint Ad ratesJobs
2018-12-25Father held for assaulting and molesting 25-year-old - Times of India
Father held for assaulting and molesting 25-year-old Father held for assaulting and molesting 25-year-oldGeorge Mendonca | tnn | Dec 25, 2018, 22:50 ISTNavi Mumbai: A 51-year-old transporter from Kharghar has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and molesting his 25-year-old daughter after she lodged a complaint with the Kharghar police. The incident took place on December 22 at their apartment in Sector 7 where the transporter lived with his wife, daughter and son. The complainant has stated in her FIR (a copy of which is with TOI) that the mother had been sleeping in the daughter’s room for the past 20 days. On December 22, when the father came home late in the night, he started banging on the bedroom door as it was locked from inside. The mother opened the door following which the father started quarrelling with her. When the daughter intervened, her father pushed her and she fell. He then kicked her. On hearing chaos, neighbours soon gathered. The father pushed the victim out of her house by groping her chest. She alleged that her father’s act had outraged her modesty in public view. The victim and her mother went to the police station and lodged a complaint against the father. API Sandeep Patil said, “We registered an FIR against her father who was booked. He was arrested on Friday and the Panvel JMFC court had remanded him to police custody for a day. On Monday, he was produced before the court which sent him to jail custody.” Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB I bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraUp to 85% off on true copies of Omega watchesAd Luxury MartFREE E-Book on how to get rich by choosing top Mutual Funds.Ad KISHORKUMARBuy mattresses, pillows & protectors online at best price.Ad WakefitGet up to 7.85% Interest on Fixed Deposit*Ad YES BANKJanhvi Kapoor spotted out and about in the cityThe Times Of IndiaImbibing technologies in armed forcesThe Times Of IndiaVirat Kohli praises Anushka Sharma, gets trolled badlyThe Times Of India Intel - Discover your amazingAd IntelDon't take chances when you are away from home on a holidayAd TATA AIGSenior Citizens can earn upto 9.1% p.a. on FDs OnlineAd Mahindra FinanceStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversitySell / Recycle Phone, Laptop - Free pickup & Instant paymentAd RecycleDeviceDownload India’s leading free Portfolio Management SoftwareAd MPROFIT SOFTWARE PRIVATE LIMITEDNaseeruddin Shah hits back at Pakistan PM Imran Khan!The Times Of IndiaIPL auction: Patiala cousins go for big moneyThe Times Of IndiaFavorite food joints of Ruchita JadhavThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-25‘Infra work debris being dumped on mangroves at JNPT’ - Times of India
Open in app+English???????????????? ?????????????????????????????|Epaper|GadgetsNowHI, Edit ProfileMy TimesRedeemLOGOUTSign InNotification CenterCityWorldBusinessSportsEntertainmentTVLife & StylePhotosEducationPoliticsElectionsCityThaneMumbaiDelhiBengaluruHyderabadKolkataChennaiAgartalaAgraAjmerAmaravatiAhmedabadAllahabadAmritsarAurangabadBareillyBhopalBhubaneswarChandigarhCoimbatoreCuttackDehradunErodeFaridabadGhaziabadGoaGurgaonGuwahatiHubballiImphalIndoreItanagarJaipurJammuJamshedpurJodhpurKanpurKochiKohimaKolhapurKozhikodeLucknowLudhianaMaduraiMangaloreMeerutMysoreNagpurNashikNavi MumbaiNoidaPatnaPuducherryPuneRaipurRajkotRanchiSrinagarSalemShillongShimlaSuratTrichyThiruvananthapuramUdaipurVadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVisakhapatnamWeatherHindi NewsMarathi News + ‘Infra work debris being dumped on mangroves at JNPT’Umesh K Parida | tnn | Dec 25, 2018, 22:47 ISTNavi Mumbai: Residents and activists have alleged that mangroves along the Karal phata are being destroyed with land filling being done for the construction of a rail overbridge around JNPT. They have said that the wetlands stretching upto several hundred metres will be destroyed if this continues. Uran activist Vivek Kadu alleged, “For the construction of a column of the rail overbridge at Karal phata, the constractor took out mud and has dumped on the nearby mangroves. The existing mud area is being land filled. As the dumped mud near the mangroves is not removed, this will affect the wetlands.” He added that around 20-metre area has been dumped with mud. The same will be stretched along several hundred metres as the bridge work progresses. “Government agencies are least bothered about wetland and mangrove protection,” he said. Another activist, Shashank Mhatre, claimed, “The land was used for paddy cultivation, etc decades ago. Mangroves were planted by government officials. Now the same government agencies are destroying the mangroves by filling the land for construction of the bridge. State government, JNPT and Cidco are executing various projects. This has led to destruction of mangroves.” Nandkishor Kupte, assistant conservator of forests, said, “The local forest officials have been asked to visit the area and submit a report. If anyone is found destroying the mangroves, they will not be spared.” The land was used for paddy cultivation decades ago. Mangroves were planted by government officials and the same agencies are destroying them by filling the land for the bridge. State government, JNPT and Cidco are executing various projects. This has led to destruction of mangroves Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Wallets with name engraving @ Rs. 849Ad Be AwaraI bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraFREE E-Book on how to get rich by choosing top Mutual Funds.Ad KISHORKUMARBuy mattresses, pillows & protectors online at best price.Ad WakefitGet up to 7.85% Interest on Fixed Deposit*Ad YES BANKVirat Kohli praises Anushka Sharma, gets trolled badlyThe Times Of IndiaNaseeruddin Shah hits back at Pakistan PM Imran Khan!The Times Of IndiaCelia Sandhya Daniel sings and plays guitarThe Times Of India Intel - Discover your amazingAd IntelDon't take chances when you are away from home on a holidayAd TATA AIGSenior Citizens can earn upto 9.1% p.a. on FDs OnlineAd Mahindra FinanceStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversitySell / Recycle Phone, Laptop - Free pickup & Instant paymentAd RecycleDeviceEvery woman has the right to be happy & healthyAd Reliance General InsuranceIPL auction: Patiala cousins go for big moneyThe Times Of IndiaAnaganaga O Premakatha | Song - MathipoyiThe Times Of IndiaFavorite food joints of Ruchita JadhavThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-25Thane: 2 held for killing cattle in Bhiwandi - The Moveefy
Thane: 2 held for killing cattle in Bhiwandi on December 25, 2018 at 1:28 am NAVI MUMBAI: That a comfy can have many more uses besides packing the car for a family outing, was shown by two men arrested in Bhiwandi on Sunday for illegally transporting slaughtered cattle. A team of animal activists and police who intercepted the car were stunned to find bloodied of as many as five cows and bullocks tightly packed in the medium sized sedan class vehicle. “The entire rear end of the five-door hatchback was completely filled with hacked heads, hoofs and other body parts of the freshly killed cattle. Blood was oozing out of the vehicle when we stopped the car. These are the new tricks that butchers are using to illegally transport animal meat, due to the flexibility offered in a hatchback designed car to increase the cargo volume at the back,” said activist of the Mumbai based NGO, Karuna Parivar. An official at Kongaon police station in Bhiwandi told TOI, “Two persons (24) and Yusuf Kureshi (40) were arrested for illegally carrying animal meat in a car. Further inquiry is on to nab two more wanted men in this case.” On Monday, the police custody of the arrested duo was further extended by two days by the local Bhiwandi court. They have been booked under relevant sections of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2015. “Police seized over 750 kg of illegal beef from the vehicle, which was plying from Padagha village in Bhiwandi to Govandi in Mumbai. After, I received a tip-off about this illegal transportation, I immediately sought the help of Maharashtra police and then with the assistance of local cops, the duo was arrested and the animal meat samples sent for further testing,‘‘ said Gathani. He further added: “If the officials and employees at various toll plazas in the state become more alert about such cases of animal cruelty, then the illegal butchers will not be able to operate in such a brazen manner. In the past, we have also seen how live cows and buffalos have been shoved in small tempos to be taken for slaughter. Often, some animals die en route out of suffocation, while others get blinded if the horn of another cattle pierces into their eye.”
2018-12-25Dehrang leaks add to the misery of water cut-hit Panvel residents - Times of India
Dehrang leaks add to the misery of water cut-hit Panvel residents Dec 25, 2018, 22:45 IST Navi Mumbai: While water scarcity irked the residents in Old Panvel township having a population of over 2 lakh, leakage in the control-gates of Dehrang dam has only compounded to their woes. PCMC from December 10 imposed substantial water cut and enforced alternate day supply to the town, the resentment among the residents is brewing up every passing day who are coerced to depend on tanker water. Activists, politicians and residents have demanded that the leakage should be fixed immediately to prevent precious resources from being wasted further which could improve the supply as well. Water issue was the centre of discussion in the recent general body meeting held last Thursday where opposition parties cornered the administration for its alleged mismanagement while imposing water cut much before the usual slot of March and April. An activist Rajeet Yadav said, “The dam gates are in dilapidated condition which can’t hold the reservoir water from being wasted in the downstream. If concealed properly with regular maintenance the current stock could stretch for more days and provide some relief to residents who are running form pillar to post to fetch required amount of water for domestic chores.” PCMC enforced alternate day supply three months before the usual time considering the diminishing water level at Dehrang dam which can’t stretch the supply till the next monsoon. This forced the administration to cut the drawable amount from 17-18 MLD to 5 MLD these days. “The situation has been grim and PCMC is not serious about fixing the leakages in the dam as well as supply lines,” said an angry resident Moin Shaikh. Opposition leaders alleged besides tanker mafia the administration has been failed to prevent rampant theft, leakages and misuse of portable water. “The administration has not charted out any provision to combat the days during summer. Leakage at dam is worrisome and preventing action needs to be taken on war footing,” said Pritam Mhatre, leader of opposition in PCMC house. Questions are being raised as to how supply from the dam will be stretched till next monsoon with just 1 million cubic meter (MCM) of water left in the Dehrang dam which is the major source of supply to Old Panvel town. The dam has a capacity of 3.56 MCM. In the remaining six months till next monsoon PCMC has to supply water judiciously with 5 million litre per day (MLD) with 1, 000 MLD live stock. If the leakages are not stopped less water is expected to be drawn from the dam. When asked a PCMC official said, “We will soon check the source of leakages in the dame gates. However, it requires period repairs and maintenance and we will take it up.” The dam was built in 1948 to supply water to erstwhile Panvel Municipal Council but over the years with increase in population has brought in troubles for citizens.
2018-12-24Thane: Two constables booked for forging sign of man on court summons - The Indian Express
Thane: Two constables booked for forging sign of man on court summons Updated: December 24, 2018 5:20:37 am Sarita, along with her friend Raju Baisane, contacted the constables who were to take the summons to Jadhav’s house. They would forge Jadhav’s signature and return the summons, said the police. Two police constables have been booked for allegedly forging signature of a man on court summons to benefit his wife. The wife along with her friend has also been booked in the case. Advertising According to Ulhasnagar police, Hareshwar Jadhav and his wife Sarita had been separated since 2016. “Earlier this year, Sarita filed a case in Dhule demanding maintenance from her husband. She requested that he pay Rs 2,000 per month to her. The Dhule court summoned Jadhav, but the summons never reached him,” said an officer privy to the investigation. “Sarita, along with her friend Raju Baisane, contacted the constables who were to take the summons to Jadhav’s house. The two constables have been identified as YC Taramale and DV Jadhaw. They would forge Jadhav’s signature and return the summons,” the officer added. Ulhasnagar police have registered a case against the two constables, Sarita and Baisane for cheating the court and forgery. Taramale and Jadhaw had last month been transferred to the traffic police department.
2018-12-24Thane: Murder accused on run for 20 years arrested - The Indian Express
Thane: Murder accused on run for 20 years arrestedhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/thane-murder-accused-on-run-for-20-years-arrested-5508393/ Cities Advertising Thane: Murder accused on run for 20 years arrested Allegedly associated with the Dawood Ibrahim gang, the man — identified as Mohammad Ahmed Khan Mahadik (50) — had changed his identity and was living in Muscat for the last 17 years, the police said. By Express News Service |Thane | Published: December 25, 2018 3:29:24 am Related News Dawood Ibrahim’s key aide, Jabir Moti, held in London MLA claims threat to life from Dawood Ibrahim, UP police launch probe Pakistan also on hunt for Dawood aide’s custody, Thai court rules he is Indian Mahadik has several cases of theft, causing grievous hurt and murder registered against him in Kurla and other police stations. (Representational) A murder accused, who had been on the run for 20 years ago, was arrested by the Thane Police crime branch on Monday. Advertising Allegedly associated with the Dawood Ibrahim gang, the man — identified as Mohammad Ahmed Khan Mahadik (50) — had changed his identity and was living in Muscat for the last 17 years, the police said. “Mahadik has several cases of theft, causing grievous hurt and murder registered against him in Kurla and other police stations. He was arrested for murder in 1998 and presented before the court, where he managed to seek bail and ran away to Karnataka,” said Nitin Thakre, senior inspector of crime branch unit I. Mahadik could not be traced since then. The police said Mahadik had fled the country in 2001 and was living in Muscat as Pathan Yusufkhan Usman. “He has been working for Dawood for a long time. He confessed that a friend of his, Josef, made him a fake passport. We have seized the fake passport,” an officer said. Advertising “We received information that Mahadik had returned to Mumbai to live with his wife in Mumbra. When we took him into custody, he confessed to changing his name,” Thakre said. “We have booked him for forgery and making a fake passport and traveling with it. He has been remanded to Mumbra police’s custody,” said an officer. 0 Comment(s) Dawood IbrahimThane Police HomeCitiesMumbaiThane: Murder accused on run for 20 years arrested Download the Indian Express apps for iPhone, iPad or Android news Technology News Cricket News Horoscope Movie News Merry Christmas Christmas 2018 Happy Christmas Day 2018 Featured Express Data Express Research #MeToo Business As Usual Statutory provisions on reporting sexual offenses Trending Pro Kabaddi 2018 Points Table Chattisgarh Elections 2018 MP Elections 2018 Rajasthan Elections 2018 ISL 2018 Points Table Elections 2018 Pro Kabaddi 2018 Schedule The Group Ramnath Goenka Awards The Express Group 26-11 Financial Express Loksatta Jansatta Indian Express Languages ????? ????? ?????? ????? ????? Newsletter Follow Us © 2018 The Indian Express Ltd. All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy Advertise with us Subscribe Contact Us
2018-12-24Bhiwandi AC businessman duped of Rs 4 lakh - Times of India
Bhiwandi AC businessman duped of Rs 4 lakhTop Searches:Amruta FadnavisShiv SenaMumbai fireFloods in MumbaiMumbai rainsMumbai HDFC IFSC CodeSBI Mumbai IFSC CodeMumbai ICICI Bank IFSC CodeBhiwandi AC businessman duped of Rs 4 lakhNishikant Karlikar A Bhiwandi-based businessman, Mohammad Khan, trading in air conditioners (AC) was duped to the tune of Rs 4.24 lakh after a conman, who posed as a dealer, took the delivery of 14 AC units in Kasarwadavli and did not pay the amount. | TNN | Updated: Dec 25, 2018, 05:15 ISTPicture for representation purpose onlyTHANE: A Bhiwandi-based businessman, Mohammad Khan, trading in air conditioners (AC) was duped to the tune of Rs 4.24 lakh after a conman, who posed as a dealer, took the delivery of 14 AC units in Kasarwadavli and did not pay the amount. When he failed to pay the amount, Khan filed a police complaint. Khan, in his complaint to the police alleged that it was on October 29 when a person named Nainesh Panchal called him on his mobile and told him he is a dealer having a shop at Naglabandar. “The victim was told that he is need of nine AC units worth 2.60 lakh, but initially the victim refused stating that he does not deal over phone orders,” said a cop. The accused then sent him a receipt of the cash deposited at a national bank and sent a photograph of it on a messaging application a couple of days later. The victim got convinced while the accused pestered him to deliver, added the police officer. Subsequently, the nine units were delivered to the accused, who again asked for another five units worth Rs 1.64 lakh and told him that he will deposit the cash in the bank account, which he failed to do, said the police. The victim doubted as the accused had not deposited the said amount in the account and gave evasive answers stating that the cash is deposited in another account and even he told that he shall give the cheque etc, added the police officer. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB REMOVE CAREER BLOCKADE WITH WEEKEND EXECUTIVE MBAAd TJPaisa Phek Tamasha Dekh' - Now live on Eros Now Quickie!Ad Eros NowLoctite® Thread Sealant provides 100% seal to pipe jointsAd LOCTITE®I bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times9911 Pools With Epic ViewsAd Booking.comPremium 3/4 BHK Row Houses Off Hennur-Bagalur Rd @ ?1.93Cr.Ad Assetz Property GroupVirat Kohli praises Anushka Sharma, gets trolled badlyThe Times Of IndiaNaseeruddin Shah hits back at Pakistan PM Imran Khan!The Times Of IndiaIPL auction: Patiala cousins go for big moneyThe Times Of India Men, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraParkside by Brigade - Senior living homes Sarjapur Rd ?40LAd Brigade GroupProtect yourself and your two-wheeler with TATA AIG!Ad TATA AIGOwn a house by paying just Rs 25000* Every monthAd SOBHA LIMITEDHelps control cholestrol & BP- Cureveda Heart HugsAd Cureveda by BaidyanathMacBook Air @ Effective Monthly Cost of ?5,059* #GetItNOWAd INDIAiSTOREFavorite food joints of Ruchita JadhavThe Times Of IndiaIPL 2019 MI Players List: Complete squad of Mumbai IndiansThe Times Of IndiaBollywood celebs wish Shah Rukh Khan the best for 'Zero'!The Times Of India Read
2018-12-24Thane: 2 held for killing cattle in Bhiwandi | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: 2 held for killing cattle in Bhiwandi | Monday | 24th December, 2018 Advertisement NAVI MUMBAI: That a comfy hatchback vehicle can have many more uses besides packing the car for a family outing, was shown by two men arrested in Bhiwandi on Sunday for illegally transporting slaughtered cattle. "The entire rear end of the Toyota Etios five-door hatchback was completely filled with hacked heads, hoofs and other body parts of the freshly killed cattle. "On Monday, the police custody of the arrested duo was further extended by two days by the local Bhiwandi court. "Police seized over 750 kg of illegal beef from the vehicle, which was plying from Padagha village in Bhiwandi to Govandi in Mumbai. Often, some animals die en route out of suffocation, while others get blinded if the horn of another cattle pierces into their eye." Read Full Article Here If You Like This Story, Support NYOOOZ NYOOOZ SUPPORTER ? 10 - ? 1000 NYOOOZ FRIEND ? 2000 - ? 5000 Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations. Stay updated with all the Mumbai Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ. Related Articles GD Goenka World School Celebrates Recognition Day Sponsered Thane family ushers in more than a merry Christmas, goes green & secular Tuesday | 25th December, 2018 DY Patil defection may affect ties as son still iffy about move Tuesday | 25th December, 2018 No VIP treatment: Loud parties banned at Thane's Yeoor private bungalows Tuesday | 25th December, 2018 History society to help state mangrove cell set up skeletal frame of 43-ft blue whale for display Tuesday | 25th December, 2018 Soon, tracking MSRTC buses & booking seats to become reality Tuesday | 25th December, 2018 NYOOOZ Video Advertisement Entertainment Right wing protesters force Naseeruddin Shah to skip Ajmer Litt Fest on his remarks 22nd Dec, 2018 Controversy Akshay Kumar cancels shoot, Sajid Khan steps down as Housefull 4 director 12th Oct, 2018 Controversy Bigg Boss 12: Twitteratis get UPSET with Dipika Kakar for sending Sreesanth to secret room 11th Oct, 2018 Bigg Boss Prateik Babbar booked for crashing his car into a scooter in Goa 11th Oct, 2018 News Check out: Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary’s pre-wedding ceremony moments 11th Oct, 2018 Gossip Fog disrupts air, rail traffic in Delhi; air quality ‘severe’ Delhi 25th Dec, 2018 Thane family ushers in more than a merry Christmas, goes green & secular Mumbai 25th Dec, 2018 Kolkata: Decomposed body of woman found, son says she died 6 days ago Kolkata 25th Dec, 2018 There's more to PUBG addiction than thrills Bengaluru 25th Dec, 2018 Another scam in Wakf Board Hyderabad 25th Dec, 2018 Foul stench a constant in Neelankarai Chennai 25th Dec, 2018 Autorickshaw driver held for four temple thefts Pune 25th Dec, 2018 Advertisement Most Viewed National news Fire breaks out at cloth factory in Mumbai's Kandivali, fire tenders at the spot Mumbai BMC fines over 120 pet owners for not cleaning dog litter Mumbai Mumbai: Residents of Mahul reject CM’s committee Mumbai Mumbai: Two men accused of rape get bail Mumbai Interviewing kids separately for pre-primary admissions isn't okay: Parents Mumbai Fog disrupts air, rail traffic in Delhi; air quality ‘severe’ Delhi 25th Dec, 2018 Thane family ushers in more than a merry Christmas, goes green & secular Mumbai 25th Dec, 2018 Kolkata: Decomposed body of woman found, son says she died 6 days ago Kolkata 25th Dec, 2018 There's more to PUBG addiction than thrills Bengaluru 25th Dec, 2018 Another scam in Wakf Board Hyderabad 25th Dec, 2018 Foul stench a constant in Neelankarai Chennai 25th Dec, 2018 Autorickshaw driver held for four temple thefts Pune 25th Dec, 2018 Hot Jobs GNFC Recruitment: Vacancy for `IT Head` at Gujarat based company, apply now Latest Recruitment by Staff Selection Commission in Western Region DRDO Recruitment 2018: Apply for 494 senior level vacancies and earn upto 50,000 1572 vacancies under DFCCIL Recruitment 2018 BARC Recruitment 2018: Apply for 224 Stipendiary posts Read More Advertisement   Privacy & Policy About Us Advertise With Us Be a Reporter Be a Contributor   Our Partners Our Team Contact Us Terms & Condition Write to Us Cities Bangalore Chennai Delhi Hyderabad Mumbai Kolkata   Agra Allahabad Indore Lucknow Noida Pune NYOOOZ News Hindi Ankahi Ansuni City Star Entertainment Careers & Courses Sports Connect With Us © 2018 NYOOOZ About Contact Privacy & Policy Terms & Condition Write to Us Our Team ×
2018-12-24IGH commences construction for Thane hotel - Travel Trends Today
IGH Commences Construction For Thane Hotel 24 December 2018 The Embassy of Italy in New Delhi recently signed its contract with VFS Global, mandating the organisation to provide Italy visa services in India and Nepal for a further period of four years. VFS Global commenced visa services for the Embassy of Italy and its consulates in India in 2004, with three Visa Application Centres. Under this extension, VFS Global will expand these operations to 27 States across India. From this year, in addition to accepting visa applications for Italy, VFS Global will provide three new services, specially designed to make the visa application experience more seamless for Italy visa applicants. Residents of India who have previously enrolled their biometrics for a Schengen visa, will now have the option to submit their documents through the new VFS Global Drop Box facility by simply collating their required documents, sealing them in an envelope, and dropping them into the box provided at the centre, for processing. The Drop Box facility, which will be available at 28 locations in India, will provide applicants the comfort of submitting their visa applications closest to the place of their residence, without having to book an appointment or visit the counter to complete the process. Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy to India and Nepal stated, “The four-year extension of our partnership with VFS Global in India and Nepal is marked by multiple innovations. More services, new visa centres, and user-friendly technology, will better serve the needs of the growing Indian and Nepalese public interested in doing business, studying, and visiting Italy.” Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – Middle East, South Asia & China, VFS Global said, “We are honoured to have a long-standing relationship with Italy and the award of this contract is a testimonial of the trust reposed by the Embassy of Italy in VFS Global yet again. We are excited to bring innovative solutions to applicants desirous of traveling to Italy by providing them with options that enable them to have the most seamless visa application experience.” Italy has traditionally been a popular destination for Indian visitors, with numbers growing year on year. In 2017 alone, over 100,000 applications were submitted for Italy visas from India.
2018-12-24Bodies of missing IT firm staffers found at Khadavali river in Kalyan - Times of India
Bodies of missing IT firm staffers found at Khadavali river in Kalyan Bodies of missing IT firm staffers found at Khadavali river in Kalyan The bodies of the two missing persons who had been feared drowned while on a picnic at Khadavali River in Titwala were found on Monday after a 48-hour search operation. Dec 25, 2018, 04:48 IST KALYAN: The bodies of the two missing persons who had been feared drowned while on a picnic at Khadavali River in Titwala were found on Monday after a 48-hour search operation. The rescue team found their bodies near Chiratpada Bridge. The victims have been identified as Ramlakhan Maurya (25) and Abhijit Bagwe (37). Both were working at the Thane office of TCS. A friend of Bagwe told TOI, "He was very helpful and didn't hesitate for a moment when he saw Maurya screaming for help. Unfortunately, both men drowned."
2018-12-24Mumbai Hotel owners must arrange transport for drunk guests on New Year s - Mid-Day
The Thane collector and the police have decided to hold hotel/restaurant owners responsible for drunk customers on New Year's Eve. They will have to arrange for transport to drop drunk customers home. The Thane collector and the police will soon issue guidelines for the same. This was decided in a meeting held by the collector of Thane with RTO officials, traffic police, and highway security police. The guidelines will also mention that hotels should not serve drinks to minors. So far the guidelines are for Thane district. More than 10,000 officials including personnel of the RTO, local police, special cell officials will monitor the city and suburbs on December 31. Highway Traffic DCP Rupali Ambure said, "We have asked hotel owners to help a customer if he is not in a state to reach home safely. If they serve alcohol to the customer and find he is too drunk, then it is their responsibility to ensure he does not drive." A traffic police official said, "If we hold someone in a drunk and drive case, or in a case of rash driving, then we will inform the police and the Excise Department about the hotel they went to, and seek action against it." Hotel Association head of Ambernath, Ravindra Anchan said, "I appreciate this rule because the customer is our responsibility. But it's a bit difficult to make arrangements to drop them home. We will hold a meeting in the next two days to discuss how we can manage this. We will find a solution and definitely follow the rules set by officials." Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Tags mumbai policeCrime Newsmumbai crime newsmumbai news DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article. Chinese New Year celebrations in Mumbai Related News Mumbai: Agripada cops track, nab minor's abductors from Pune and Hyderabad Dec 25, 2018, 08:16 IST Mumbai Police to get Belgian recruits Dec 25, 2018, 08:00 IST Mumbai Police seize Range Rover in possession of Kim Sharma Dec 25, 2018, 07:18 IST Mumbai: Man asks one girlfriend for Rs 6.5 lakhs, uses it for other girlfriend's abortion Dec 24, 2018, 09:25 IST Mumbai Crime: Chaddar gang members who stole under cover of bed-sheets arrested Dec 22, 2018, 17:00 IST Mumbai Crime: Four minors arrested for stealing mobile phones Dec 22, 2018, 12:15 IST Recommended Videos Christmas 2018: Rum and Raisin Cake Recipe The Royal Family's Christmas Celebrations Real Santas of Mumbai: Bandra resident dresses up as Santa to make street kids happy Guess what Narendra Modi gifted Priyanka and Nick Jonas? More from this section Mumbai: Agripada cops track, nab minor's abductors from Pune and Hyderabad JD-S worker killed in Karnataka over 'personal rivalry' Instant Karma: Prisoner escapes jail, busted after asking cop for lift Bombay HC convicts man let off in rape case 21 years ago Latest News Indonesia tsunami: Rain hinders search for survivors Uddhav Thackeray: If Mizoram and Telangana can do it, why can't you? Ranveer Singh: Tough to copy Kapil Dev's bowling style Zeeshan Ayyub on playing Aamir, SRK and Salman's on-screen BFF Boxing Day Test: Will score a double ton, says Ajinkya Rahane AbRam, SRK strike King Khan pose as they wish fans Merry Christmas Ravi Shastri is trolled by Twitteratis after Jadeja injury claims Hindi News Health Education Nai Dunia Inext Her Zindagi Radio City Gujarati News Urdu News Mid-Day Facebook Twitter Instagram Googleplus Apple Android About Us Advertise With Us Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions Contact Us Corporate Copyright © 2018 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserverd. This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK
2018-12-24Thane: Old D-Gang hand held 21 years after he jumped bail - Times of India
Thane: Old D-Gang hand held 21 years after he jumped bail Updated: Dec 25, 2018, 09:11 IST THANE: An old accomplice of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, who had jumped bail and was absconding since 1997 in a Kurla murder case, was traced in Mumbra by the crime branch on Monday. He had fled to Muscat in Oman in 2001. Police said the accused, Mohammed Ahmed Khan Mahadik (56), was arrested in 1991 for allegedly stabbing to death one Hyder near Kurla, Nehru Nagar, over “one-upmanship”, said Deepak Devraj, deputy commissioner of police (crime). At that time, only the Dawood gang was operational in the city; Dawood and Chhota Rajan had not split then. Mahadik was close to Rajan too, added Devraj. Mahadik belongs to Dawood’s sister Hasina’s in-laws village called Sakroli in Konkan and is also a distant relative of hers, said Devraj. In custody, Mahadik was also booked under the stringent Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) Act but he secured bail in 1997. “He was not traceable since then,” said Devraj. By using a contact namely Joseph, Mahadik allegedly secured a fake passport from Bangalore and went to Muscat in Oman under the fictitious name of Yusuf Khan Pathan and worked there as a labourer, said Sameer Ahirrao, assistant inspector. “He married a Mumbra-based woman who joined him in Oman,” said Ahirrao. Around eight months back, Mahadik returned to the country and began to live in Mumbra. The crime branch recently got a tip-off about his presence in a Shimla Park building in Mumbra’s Kausa locality, said a police officer.
2018-12-24Showroom gutted in fire in Thane, 18 motorcycles destroyed - Yahoo India News
Showroom gutted in fire in Thane, 18 motorcycles destroyed 25 December 2018 After fire broke out in a showroom, 18 motorcycles were gutted in Panchpakhadi area of Thane last night. Police are investigating the reason behind the fire.
2018-12-23Man who raped minor in 2016 gets seven years’ RI - Times of India
Man who raped minor in 2016 gets seven years A 22-year-old construction labour has been convicted for raping a minor girl in 2016. The district court has sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment. Updated: Dec 24, 2018, 05:12 IST THANE: A 22-year-old construction labour has been convicted for raping a minor girl in 2016. The district court has sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment. District judge HM Patwardhan also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on Ganesh Wadhole, a native from Buldana, in his verdict delivered on Thursday. Public prosecutor Sanjay Londhe said Wadhole knew the girl and her parents who worked on the same construction site and had in the past misused his proximity to sexually assault the then 13-year-old victim who lived in the same construction site area. Londhe told the court that the accused would barge into the house during the absence of the parents of the victim and rape her. On September 7,2016 the accused summoned the victim to his house and warned that if she failed to come to his house, he would rape her. The girl went to his house out of fear and her parents followed and rescued her after which she narrated her ordeal to them. An offence was registered with the local Navghar police who later arrested the accused and charged him with the charges of rape and under POCSO Act also. The accused pleaded innocence and as many as 15 prosecution witnesses, including the minor, her parents and others, and the panch witnesses were examined by the court which finally arrived at the conclusion that the accused had raped the teenager. The judge noted that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubts the charges under sections 376 of the IPC and also section 4 of the POCSO Act against the accused.
2018-12-23Maharashtra: Fire guts 12 godowns in Bhiwandi - Times of India
Maharashtra: Fire guts 12 godowns in Bhiwandi Maharashtra: Fire guts 12 godowns in BhiwandiPradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 19:02 ISTThe fire took place in the first floor based godown of Krishna complex situated in Gondavali gram panchayat area in Bhiwandi. BHIWANDI: Around twelve godowns containing paper cutlery gift items were gutted in a fire in Bhiwandi on Sunday. The fire took place in the first floor-based godown in Krishna complex situated in Gondavali gram panchayat area in Bhiwandi. According to the fire officials, the fire started at around 1.30 pm and later it spread to other godowns. Around 100 staff working inside the godowns managed to escape. The team of fire brigade was still involved in controlling the fire. The godowns were given on rent to people involved in the business of packing gift items. Fire officials said that exact reason behind fire is yet to be ascertained. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Loctite® Thread Sealant provides 100% seal to pipe jointsAd LOCTITE®I bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Premium 3/4 BHK Row Houses Off Hennur-Bagalur Rd @ ?1.93Cr.Ad Assetz Property GroupMen, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraBuy 1/2/3 BHK At Affordable Prices In Your Favorite LocalityAd TJHelps control cholestrol & BP- Cureveda Heart HugsAd Cureveda by BaidyanathVirat Kohli praises Anushka Sharma, gets trolled badlyThe Times Of IndiaNaseeruddin Shah hits back at Pakistan PM Imran Khan!The Times Of IndiaIPL auction: Patiala cousins go for big moneyThe Times Of India Parkside by Brigade - Senior living homes Sarjapur Rd ?40LAd Brigade GroupOwn a house by paying just Rs 25000* Every monthAd SOBHA LIMITEDMacBook Air @ Effective Monthly Cost of ?5,059* #GetItNOWAd INDIAiSTOREBoost your stamina with Play Win capsules.Ad Play WinDo's & Don'ts of transacting onlineAd UTI MUTUAL FUND1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeFavorite food joints of Ruchita JadhavThe Times Of IndiaIPL 2019 MI Players List: Complete squad of Mumbai IndiansThe Times Of IndiaBollywood celebs wish Shah Rukh Khan the best for 'Zero'!The Times Of India Read
2018-12-23Shaggy, India’s most notorious call centre con, runs the show in NCR too - Times of India
Shaggy, India's most notorious call centre con, runs the show in NCR too Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, the most notorious fake call centre kingpin known to Indian law enforcement agencies, is the man behind sham centres in Delhi-NCR, police said on Saturday. Not only did Shaggy run illegal call centres in Mumbai's Mira Road and Ahmedabad, he had spread the tentacles of his business to the US as well. Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 13:20 IST Over 600 were held aftar raids at Shaggy's sham call-centres in Thane in 2016 Shaggy fled to Dubai but was extradited and arrested on return. Most of his victims were based in the US and Canada, whom were cheated with either offering holiday packages or threatening with tax defaults and forcing them to pay NOIDA: Sagar Thakkar alias Shaggy, the most notorious fake call centre kingpin known to Indian law enforcement agencies, is the man behind sham centres in Delhi-NCR, police said on Saturday. Not only did Shaggy run illegal call centres in Mumbai’s Mira Road and Ahmedabad, he had spread the tentacles of his business to the US as well. Most of his victims were based in the US and Canada, whom he cheated with either offering holiday packages or threatening them of tax defaults and forcing them to pay. Shaggy’s name and links with fake call centres in Noida and Gurgaon cropped up when Noida police questioned the 126 people arrested during a raid on a Sector 63 building on Friday. The arrest of 126 people in a single raid on a fake call centre run by Shaggy comes close second to a similar operation in Thane in 2016, in which 197 people were picked up. “During interrogation, the arrested call centre employees had only one name on their lips — Shaggy. Ravinder Pashuja, one of the two handling the operations of the call centre in Sector 63, was Shaggy’s main man in Noida,” Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Ajay Pal Sharma said. Thane call centre scam: 'Kingpin Thakkar's daily turnover up to $100,000/day'The 4-member committee of IPS officers, which is probing the menace of con call centres in city, learned that the kingpin of the Thane fake call centre, Sagar Thakkar, 23, used to have a daily turnover going up to hundred of thousand of dollars. Currently, police believe Thakkar is hiding in Dubai. A boy who grew up in Nalasopara in a one-room kitchen, Shaggy got into the business of cheating people as early as 16. Along with his mentor Jagdish Kanani, who had the experience of working in call centres abroad, he found employment with some well-known agencies in Ahmedabad. But when he realised there was much money to be made, with the right contacts and databases at his disposal, he set up his first fake call centre in Ahmedabad. Soon, he was running sham centres in Mumbai and NCR. Believed to be just 25 now, Shaggy’s name had first surfaced during raids in Thane in October 2016 when police discovered he was the brain behind nine bogus call centres running from Mira Road. It had turned out to be one of the largest international scams operating out of India. During the Thane raids, police detained 630 employees of Shaggy’s call centres — 5 times the number arrested in the Noida operation on Friday — and later arrested 197. Shaggy, who police believe has made millions through these rackets, fled to Dubai but was deported and arrested in April 2017 when he landed in Mumbai. He got bail in June. His sister Reema Joshi was also arrested + in Mumbai for allegedly managing the finances of the sham call centres. Shaggy, however, took his business overseas. One bogus call centre run by him in the US was raided in July this year and 20 people were arrested from there. He was charged by the US justice department. Shaggy was among 80 people named in a 5,786-page chargesheet. Police have found that youths employed in Shaggy’s call centres were highly trained, stuck to a script and could hold a conversation up to 30 minutes. “His employees would prepare a script to strike a conversation with their American victims. They posed as officials of the US Internal Revenue Service, the Indian equivalent of the income tax department, and threaten them with raids for tax defaults. When the victims pleaded innocence, they demanded money through wire transfer or purchasing Google Play or iTunes cards. The cards would be encashed in China or Dubai and the money routed via hawala,” an officer said. Noida police chief Sharma said there were more such bogus call centres across NCR being managed by Shaggy. “Expect more raids in the coming days,” he said.
2018-12-23Godowns gutted in fire in Thane - United News of India
Godowns gutted in fire in Thane Thane, Dec 23 (UNI) At least a dozen of godowns were destroyed in a devastating fire at Bhiwandi in the district, sources said. The fire which broke out in the Krishna complex of Gundavali, at around 1400 hrs was brought under control at 1800 hrs, Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNMC) CFO Datta Salvi said.Brooms and other materials were stored in those godowns. No loss of life was reported so far, he added.UNI XR NV SM JTS 1838.
2018-12-23testMaha Yoga Conference starts on 25 Dec in Thane - United News of India
Maha Yoga Conference starts on 25 Dec in Thane Posted at: Dec 23 2018 11:54AM Thane , Dec 23 (UNI) Delegates from at least a dozen countries will be participating in the first ever Maha Yoga Conference being held in Thane on December 25, it was stated here on Sunday. Addressing a news conference here Dr S S Deshpande of Maha Yoga said that the conference itself was being organized by the PP Shri Lokhnath tirth Swami Maharaj Mahayog Trust, which was formed some 25 years back in Thane. This is the 25th year the Trust is organizing the conference and to mark the jubilee it was being celebrated as the first International Conference he said.He said that Epoch personality, Param Pujaniya Yog Tapasvi Shri Narayanrao Dhekne Maharaj, brought all Yoga gurus and mahayog followers under one roof by hosting first Mahayog conference at National level on December 25, 1993 in Thane. Since then for the last 25 years such conferences are being held on December 25, continuously at Thane. He said that this Maha Yoga has spread in India as well as internationally to each corner of world.
2018-12-23MHADA to create 1,000 houses for Thane police - Daily News & Analysis
MHADA to create 1,000 houses for Thane police Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 06:05 AM IST The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has sent a proposal to the Thane police department concerning the latter's Vartak Nagar quarters. The proposal states that the housing authority will redevelop the quarters giving the police department not only the existing 570 houses but an additional 1,000 houses via lottery. The lottery will give first priority to the police officers. The area falls under the jurisdiction of Chief Officer Konkan Board, Vijay Lahane. "This is a MHADA colony, in Vartak Nagar in Thane of which around ten buildings are for the Thane police. Talks have been underway for around four to five years now, and finally a proposal has been sent," Lahane said. President of MHADA, Uday Samant said the 1,000 houses will be sold by MHADA via a lottery. "We have decided that even while selling the 1,000 homes priority will be given to police officers. Post that we will give it to the common man." MHADA's proposal is that it will not charge the police anything. According to Samant, the colony will have a community hall and maybe a police station too. MHADA has been for the last few years trying to find places and locations where it can construct houses and sell them to the common man. The demand for MHADA houses has seen a substantial increase this year as compared to the previous few years. The Mumbai Board lottery this year saw more than 1.64 lakh applications for a mere 1,384 homes. Apart from this, there was also a demand for houses for the police in Palghar. The number of houses in Palghar stands at 186, and the MHADA in its authority meeting decided to give these houses to the police. Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar of Thane police, didn't reply to DNA's messages. New Deal MHADA’s proposal is that it will not charge the police anything. According to Uday Samant, president of MHADA, the colony will have a community hall and maybe a police station too.
2018-12-23Man who raped minor in 2016 gets seven years' RI | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Man who raped minor in 2016 gets seven years’ RI | Monday | 24th December, 2018 Advertisement THANE: A 22-year-old construction labour has been convicted for raping a minor girl in 2016. On September 7,2016 the accused summoned the victim to his house and warned that if she failed to come to his house, he would rape her. The judge noted that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubts the charges under sections 376 of the IPC and also section 4 of the POCSO Act against the accused. The girl went to his house out of fear and her parents followed and rescued her after which she narrated her ordeal to them.An offence was registered with the local Navghar police who later arrested the accused and charged him with the charges of rape and under POCSO Act also.The accused pleaded innocence and as many as 15 prosecution witnesses, including the minor, her parents and others, and the panch witnesses were examined by the court which finally arrived at the conclusion that the accused had raped the teenager. The district court has sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment.District judge HM Patwardhan also imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on Ganesh Wadhole, a native from Buldana, in his verdict delivered on Thursday.Public prosecutor Sanjay Londhe said Wadhole knew the girl and her parents who worked on the same construction site and had in the past misused his proximity to sexually assault the then 13-year-old victim who lived in the same construction site area.Londhe told the court that the accused would barge into the house during the absence of the parents of the victim and rape her. Read Full Article Here If You Like This Story, Support NYOOOZ NYOOOZ SUPPORTER ? 10 - ? 1000 NYOOOZ FRIEND ? 2000 - ? 5000 Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations. Stay updated with all the Latest Thane headlines here. 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2018-12-23Thane Man kills cat by throwing it off highrise - The Digital Globalist
Thane Man kills cat by throwing it off highrise on December 22, 2018 at 9:49 pm THANE: A 64-year-old resident of Ghodbunder Road in Thane was arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing a cat by throwing it from his 14th floor flat last month, police said. Kasarwadavli police has booked the accused, identified as Shivram Panchal, under section 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC and under Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. He said the Persian cat belonged to his neighbour. According to a police official, Panchal got irritated as the cat used to frequent his apartment. The incident occurred on November 14, when he allegedly held the cat by its scruff and flung it outside the window, the official said. The incident was witnessed by his domestic help, he said.
2018-12-23Two city youths drowned in Bhatsa river; search operation on - Mumbai Mirror
Two city youths drowned in Bhatsa river; search operation on Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 20:08 Two youths from Mumbai drowned in Bhatsa river near Shahpur on Saturday while they were on a picnic with their 11 other friends. The victims have been identified as Ram Lakhan Mourya,25, a resident of Ghatkopar, and Abhijit Krushna Bagwe, 37, a resident of Mankhurd. According to the police, 13 youths from TCS in Thane had gone to picnic in Shahpur village in Thane rural on Saturday and in the evening around 5 pm, Mourya was playing in the river when he got sucked in by the current and started drowning. Bagwe who saw him drowning rushed for his help and ventured in the river. However, while saving him, he also drowned in the river. The police said the other friends immediately informed the police and fire brigade. The search operation was immediately started and continued on Sunday as well. However, Mourya and Bagwe could not be found. "They all work in the same office and considering Saturday and Sunday were holidays, they were on a picnic. They left in the morning from their house in Mankhurd and said they will return in the night. However, we got a call in the evening that they have been drowned," said a relative of Bagwe. "His friends and we all relatives are here since Saturday night, but there is no sight of both of them," he added. "Morya had first ventured into the river and Bagwe saw him drowning. He immediately rushed for his help and tried to get him out of the river. However, he also got sucked in by the current and both of them disappeared. We also rushed to their help, but there was no sight of them," said a friend who was present when the incident took place A Titwala police officer G Kor said, "The search operation is underway and our probe is on."
2018-12-2324-yr-old with earphones hit by train - Mumbai Mirror
24-yr-old with earphones hit by train Updated: Dec 23, 2018, 06:00 IST A 24-year-old Thane resident, who was crossing railway tracks near Rabale with his earphones plugged in, sustained injuries to the head and a leg fracture after he was knocked down by a train on Saturday. RPF officials said the motorman of the Panvel-Thane local spotted Mohammad Jamal trespassing, sounded the hooter and began slowing the train down. But Jamal didn’t hear the warning and before the train could be brought to a halt, it hit him. The guard moved him into the train and alerted the Rabale station’s RPF. Jamal was rushed to a local hospital on arrival at the station, and later shifted to NMMC Hospital in Vashi. Lokesh Sagar, Turbhe RPF inspector, said Jamal moved to the city from Bihar recently in search of work. The tracks between Thane and Airoli do not have a boundary wall.
2018-12-22testShree Ambika Yog Kutir to foray into Australia - United News of India
hree Ambika Yog Kutir to foray into Australia Thane, Dec 22 (UNI) T he Shree Ambika Yog Kutir, which has successfully cured Cancer through Yoga, will extend the same in Australia from the third week of January. Addressing a news conference here Friday, the General Secretary of the Kutir Ramchandra Surve told media that the Kutir had started the cure for cancer through Yoga and set up four Cancer support groups in Thane, Vileparle, Borivili and Vashi where as many as 160 sadhaks have been benefitted. After its success in “Yogic Management of Cancer” there were requests from at least two hospitals one in Sydney and another in Westmead hospitals for setting up set up such centres there. The request was under active consideration and soon will start these centres there, he said.The embassy at Australia has given a section for imparting of Yoga to the needy he said.
2018-12-22Cops probing murder bid chance upon carjackers who shot cabbie, dumped body - The Digital Globalist
Cops probing murder bid chance upon carjackers who shot cabbie, dumped body December 21, 2018 at 9:42 pm THANE: The Thane police who were a case of attempt to in which six persons were arrested stumbled upon another case of murder in which the gang was involved. Officials of Narpoli police station in Thane were investigating a case of attempt to murder in which the six are accused. It is during this probe, that they learnt about a mystery murder of a driver who had been shot dead on the head near Shahpur and the body dumped in a jungle. The police have recovered four choppers, four pistols and 31 cartridge from them. The police said that accused-Dulal Mandal (29), Hiraman Gangawasi (40), Pramod Nuner (30), Rajesh Karotia (30), Prabhakar Singh (22) and the gang leader Jaysingh Thakur (34)-ran a syndicate in and around Thane, said additional commissioner of police Satya Narayan. On December 6,Mandal abducted his relative Arjun Sarkar (32) over a financial dispute involving Rs 10,000. The gang members took Sarkar to Kasheli pipeline and fired three rounds at him, injuring him seriously, said Narayan. Passersby took Sarkar to a local hospital from where he was shifted to Sion hospital. He is now out of danger. The police registered an offence and Mandal was arrested, said the officer. The investigators interrogated Mandal which led to the arrest of the others. “During Thakur‘s interrogation, the other murder case came to light. Speaking about the murder case, the police said that the gang members had hired a car from Majiwada in Thane to go to Nashik on November 23. On reaching Kasara, they abruptly changed their plan and asked the driver to take them back to Thane. “On the way back to Thane, the accused persons fired at driver Arvind Dixit (31) from their pistol and shot him on the head in a bid to rob the car. They dumped his body in a jungle and drove to Thane where they got the number platechanged, said senior inspector S B Jadhav of Narpoli police station. The gang was also involved in an extortion case, said the police.
2018-12-22Ad firm under lens as city activist alleges fraud in payment to TMC - The Digital Globalist
Ad firm under lens as city activist alleges fraud in payment to TMC December 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm Thane: A citizen activist has moved a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay high court (HC) seeking intervention of the top judiciary to direct the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) to probe an alleged case of misappropriation of profits by a firm that had bagged a civic contract to lease out bus shelters in return for earned through advertising rights. Pravin Wategaonkar, the activist, said that Solutions Advertising had bagged the contract to lease out 470 Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) bus shelters for two years in return for a payment earned through advertising rights. He added that the firm was allowed to pocket huge profits by civic officials and it underpaid the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) during its contract in the year 2016. The firm was supposed to build and maintain 470 bus sheds and exploit the advertising potential on them in return. However, the contractor paid less revenue to the TMC during the entire contractual period. From April 2016 to December 2017, the contractor paid Rs 7.89 lakh. Subsequently, it paid Rs 8.49 lakh from January to March 2018. This three-month amount is more than the previous 21 months and prima facie reveals ,” said Wategaonkar, who had secured information of the deal using the Right to Information (RTI) act. He added that he had to take the step after his complaints to municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and anti-corruption bureau went unheard. “I have requested the HC to intervene and direct the ACB to register a case and also probe any suspicious transaction involving a civic official who may have tampered with the tendering procedure with the firm. Also, a forensic audit of all account books of the contractor and TMC project files needs to be done to investigate presence of any abnormal transactions,” he said. Deputy municipal commissioner Sandeep Malvi said he was unaware of any petition in the matter but added that a few days ago, the civic body had decided to terminate the contract of the agency following an instance of misappropriation. “We conducted a hearing and asked him to pay the default amount of approximately Rs 5 crore following a scrutiny. We had given him a period of 15 days for compliance, which he has failed to meet and following this, we are now in the process of terminating the contract,” added Malvi. Activist Pravin Wategaonkar moved the HC seeking ACB probe into a fraud by Solutions Advertising that had bagged the contract to lease out 470 TMT bus shelters for two years in return for a payment earned through advertising rights. He alleged the firm was allowed to pocket huge profits by one or few civic officials and it underpaid the Thane civic body.
2018-12-22CR to wall in or fence 120 suburban spots to curb trespassers - Mumbai Mirror
CR to wall in or fence 120 suburban spots to curb trespassers Updated: Dec 22, 2018, 06:00 IST To curb deaths on the railway tracks due to trespassing, the Central Railway has begun executing a time-bound plan to either build a 6-foot-high wall or install fencing at 120 dangerous spots. Of these 120 spots, 14 have already been covered and 11 will be dealt with by the end of this month, CR sources said. Similary, the Western Railway has also started the process of covering all 52 dangerous spots identified by the GRP. In the suburban section of the MMR, over 1,500 people died while crossing the track and approximately the same number were injured in one year. Apart from the 120, 10 more spots have been identified as dangerous locations on the CR suburban rail network, which falls under the state government’s jurisdiction. According to a senior official, a letter in this regard has already been written to the agency concerned by the railway authority to cover or fence the 10 spots that see heavy trespassing. One of them is located near Sion station. “At the direction of the railway minister, we reexamined the dangerous spots identified by the GRP and decided to construct boundary walls at 84 locations, including at 12 spots between CSMT and Mankhurd; 16 between Thane and Turbhe; 18 between CSMT and Kanjurmarg; 16 between Kanjurmarg and Diva; and 11 locations between Thane and Turbhe. Of the remaining spots, eight are between Kalyan and Igatpuri, and three between the Diva and Kalyan sections,” a CR official said. Apart from these, the work of installing wire-fencing has also started at 22 locations, he said. According to SK Jain, divisional railway manager, CR Mumbai Division, all dangerous spots will be covered by February 15, 2019. “We have already instructed all officials concerned to complete the work of fencing or constructing new boundary walls at all location identified by the GRP, and and monitoring the progess of the work on a daily basis,” Jain said. According to a WR official, the WR is also targeting to wall or fence off most dangerous trespassing locations on its suburban section by March 2019. “Due to encroachment, it is very tough to cover eight to nine locations. For example, between Mahim and Bandra, hundreds live illegally under the railways’ jurisdiction and frequently cross the tracks. And they have the support of local politicians,” a WR officer said.
2018-12-22In 4 months, cross-examination of only three witnesses completed, five partially heard - The Indian Express
In 4 months, cross-examination of only three witnesses completed, five partially heard Nearly 400 affidavits filed before panel; hearings will continue in January. Cross-examination of only three witnesses has been completed before the Koregaon Bhima Inquiry Commission since September 5, when the hearings began, while five witnesses have been partially heard. The last session for the year was held in Mumbai on Friday. The hearings will continue in Mumbai from January 15 and in Pune from January 28. The commission was set up by the Maharashtra government in February to ascertain the sequence of events that led to violent clashes in Koregaon Bhima on January 1. One person was killed and several others were injured in the violence, which broke out when thousands had gathered in the area to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon. The two-member commission is headed by retired High Court justice Jay Narayan Patel and also comprises Sumit Malik, a former chief secretary with the state government. Nearly 400 persons — including activists of various Dalit outfits, Hindutva organisations, some NGOs, residents of Koregaon Bhima, Vadhu Budruk and Sanaswadi, victims from Thane, Mumbai and other districts, as well as suspects arrested by Pune Rural Police, including Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote, some of the alleged Maoist operatives booked by Pune City Police in the Elgaar Parishad case and others — filed affidavits before the commission by July 16. These included about 110 affidavits of various government and police officials, submitted by advocate Shishir Hiray, the lawyer representing the state. The hearings of witnesses who had filed the affidavits started in Mumbai on September 5, and the commission has conducted hearings in Pune and Mumbai over 24 days. While the commission had summoned several witnesses in the 24 days when hearings were held, only eight witnesses were heard, and the cross-examination of only three was completed. This was mainly because of the time taken for cross-examination of each witness by lawyers representing various parties. YOU MIGHT LIKE 05:31 Eye for Detail 18: What the return of Hamid Nehal Ansari means for Indo-Pak relations and more Initially, the commission was given four months to conduct the inquiry, but it was later given a three-month extension. The state government is likely to give the panel more time to complete its inquiry. The witnesses whose cross-examination was completed include Manisha Khopkar of Thane, Tanaji Sable of Ghatkopar and a retired police personnel, Tukaram Gavare of Thane. They are Ambedkarites who visited Koregaon Bhima area on January 1 to visit the Jaystambh, a war memorial in Perne village, to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle. POPULAR PHOTOS Shah Rukh Khan spreads romance and happiness on Dance Plus 4 sets Horoscope of the week Dec (23-29) Beyonce shares photos from her India trip Meanwhile, others who appeared before the panel include activist Bhimrao Bansod of Aurangabad, who filed a private fact-finding report, researcher Chandrakant Patil of Kharghar, who submitted documents regarding disputes between Peshwas and the British, and the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, Rekha Shivale, the sarpanch of Vadhu Budruk village, and Krishna Argade and Sharad Dabhade, both residents of Vadhu Budruk. While their hearings are partially over, their cross-examination has not been completed yet. The chief examination of all eight witnesses was conducted by the state’s lawyer, Aashish Satpute. The commission had written to various political pabhima koregaon, bhima koregao violence, bhima koregaon battle, indian express newsrties and leaders, asking them to submit their affidavits regarding any information they had about the violence. Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar was the only prominent leader who submitted an affidavit before the commission.
2018-12-22Congress to contest five seats from city - Mumbai Mirror
Congress to contest five seats from city Updated: Dec 22, 2018, 06:00 IST Congress state chief Ashok Chavan (R) welcomes Kaka Kudalkar to the party Maharashtra chief Ashok Chavan says division of seats among allies will be decided by the first week of January. Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan said Friday that the alliance talks with its ally Nationalist Congress Party and smaller parties would be concluded in the first week of January. Congress sources said that the party will contest from five constituencies in Mumbai and leave the Mumbai North East constituency for the NCP, which is planning to field Sanjay Dina Patil from the constituency. The Congress has left the Thane seat for the NCP. A former Congress minister said that the NCP has been asking for Aurangabad parliamentary seat as well. The Congress wants Ahmednagar constituency where they plan to field the son of the Leader of the Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patils. The NCP is also asking for Pune In Mumbai South, the Congress will field Milind Deora, while in South Central, former MP Eknath Gaikwar, former VC Bhalchandra Mungekar and former IAS officer Uttam Khobrgade are interested in contesting. In Mumbai North Central, the Congress is still to guage whether Priya Dutt, who represents the constituency, wishes to contest or not. While for North West, those interested are Sanjay Nirupam, Raj Babbar, Kripashankar Singh and Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, said sources. The parties could not reach a conclusion about the Raver seat in Jalgaon, and both the NCP and Congress want it. Both the Congress and NCP have been trying to tap former BJP minister Eknath Khadse, who had to resigned following allegations of corruption. Chavan said the two parties held talks on Friday with other like-minded outfits such as the CPI, CPM, Peasants and Workers Party (PWP), Samajwadi Party and Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh. The BBM led by Ambedkar has been toying with the idea of contesting with AIMIM. “The talks were positive. The final issue of seat-sharing will be discussed in Delhi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary in charge of Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge,’’ he said. When asked if Prakash Ambedkar had agreed to leave the All India Majlise-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to tieup with the Congress, Chavan said, “The issue will be resolved. Our stand on AIMIM is clear.’’ While Ambedkar has announced a tie-up with AIMIM, the Congress does not want to take the Asaduddin Owaisi-led party along. The Samajwadi Party has been wanting to contest from two seats in the state. Meanwhile, Kaka Kudalkar, a close aide of former Congress leader Narayan Rane, quit the BJP to join the Congress on Friday.
2018-12-22Cosmos heist: Cloned cards given out in Thane - The Digital Globalist
Cosmos heist: Cloned cards given out in Thane on December 22, 2018 at 12:20 am PUNE: A chargesheet running into 17,500 pages filed against the nine accused in the heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute the cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of the Pune police, in the chargesheet, said the accused received 109 cloned debit cards of Cosmos Bank account holders from their accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan module to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13, 2018. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked Cosmos Bank’s ATM switch server with a malware to steal VISA and Rupay cards’ data to effect transactions worth Rs 94.42 crore within India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries. Another Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred Rs 13.92 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The were used Turkey, Poland, Russia, the UAE, the US and Canada. Paigude told TOI, “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show that the fraudsters sold the data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from the ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT has shared information about the fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request on information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years as the investigations will take time,” Paigude said. “We have identified the suspects involved in cloning the cards.Their arrest will tell us how and where the cards were printed,” he added. The chargesheet read that the accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali,Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Two other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, withdrew Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks at Ajmer. The chargesheet had details of the places where the accused met and how they travelled to Kolhapur and Ajmer.
2018-12-22'Cosmos Bank cloned card heist planned in Thane' – Digital Globalist - The Digital Globalist
‘Cosmos Bank cloned card heist planned in Thane’ December 21, 2018 at 11:08 pm A 17,500-page chargesheet against nine accused in the said the criminal conspiracy to distribute cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of Pune police said in the chargesheet that the accused received 109 cloned cards of account-holders from accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan modules to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked the bank’s ATM switch server with malware to steal VISA and Rupay card data to effect transactions worth more than Rs 94 crore in India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries and Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred nearly Rs 14 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The cloned cards were used in , Poland, Russia, UAE, US and Canada. Paigude told TOI , “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show the fraudsters sold data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT shared information about fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request for information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years,” Paigude said. “We have identified suspects involved in cloning. We have launched a hunt for them. We will then know how and where the cards were cloned,” he added. The chargesheet stated that accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali, Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, used the cloned cards to withdraw Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
2018-12-22Fire breaks out at Thane shop; no casualties - The Digital Globalist
Fire breaks out at Thane shop; no casualties on December 21, 2018 at 11:57 pm MUMBAI: A fire broke out in a commercial shop situated on the first floor of a in on Wednesday afternoon. Rescue officials reached the spot within minutes and deployed four fire engines, one rescue vehicle, one water and jumbo tanker. No injuries or casualties were reported and the blaze was doused within 30 minutes.
2018-12-22SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary - The Digital Globalist
SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary December 22, 2018 at 4:53 pm MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. “However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From , proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received,” it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but “no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries”. It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as “protected”.
2018-12-22'10km buffer zone around Thane bird sanctuary' – Digital Globalist - The Digital Globalist
‘10km buffer zone around Thane bird sanctuary‘ December 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. “However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From , proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received,” it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but “no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries”. It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as “protected”.
2018-12-22Habitual fraudster nabbed in Thane - United News of India
Habitual fraudster nabbed in Thane Thane, Dec 22 (UNI) The Kalwa police has nabbed a fraudster while he was allegedly about to con a jeweller in Kalwa of this district, police said on Saturday. According to police, the accused-Yogesh Chikane(38), a sweeper and a resident of Parel, conned the Kalwa-based Mangalmurti Jewellers shop owner Bhaguram Gurjar on December 10 when he approached the said jeweller for mortaging gold bangles. When asked for the bill of the ornament, the accused gave the excuse that his mother is extremely ill and he needs money on an urgent basis. However, he would return in four days to buy back the mortgaged ornament and till then the jewellery should not be remodeled. The accused never returned to the shop and later the deceived jeweller discovered that the gold bangles mortagaged by the accused in lieu of Rs 56,000 were fake.
2018-12-22Travel News - ibis Thane slated to open in 2021 - TravelBizMonitor
ibis Thane slated to open in 2021 22 December, 2018, 18 : 00 PM InterGlobe Hotels recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new ibis hotel in Thane, Mumbai. This has marked the commencement of construction of the Ibis hotel which is slated to open in 2021. With 16 hotels already operational and another 7 hotels under development, InterGlobe Hotels will have a room inventory of more than 4,000 by 2022. InterGlobe Hotels Pvt. Ltd. (IGH) is a joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises and AccorHotels, established in 2004, to develop a network of 'ibis' hotels across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The partnership, formed over a decade ago, is built with a razor-sharp focus to tap the mid-market segment in India. J.B. Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels, said, “ibis Thane will be a perfect destination catering to both leisure and business needs. We are thrilled to enter into one of Mumbai’s fast-growing business hubs - Thane. We already have two properties operational in Mumbai near the airport & Navi Mumbai and another two under planning & construction. Ibis Thane will be our fifth project in the city. Since our site is located within the Thane Central Business District (CBD), it will cater to hotel demand generated both from Thane CBD as well as the Wagle Industrial Estate located nearby.” Strategically located close to the Viviana Mall on Pokhran Road No 1 and surrounded by some of the key commercial, retail and hospitality developments of the region, the location is a preferred destination for travellers. The ibis Thane proposes to feature 184-key hotel and over 300 sq. meters of banquet space.
2018-12-22testCongress' demand for JPC probe in Rafale deal "uncalled for": BJP - United News of India
Congress' demand for JPC probe in Rafale deal "uncalled for": BJP 22 Dec 2018 | 10:12 PM Thane, Dec 22 (UNI) Accusing Congress president Rahul Gandhi of"compromising the security of the country" by demanding details ofthe with France, chief spokesman of state unit of BJP Madhav Bhandari on Saturday sought an apology from him and other Congress leaders to the nation for the same.
2018-12-22Japanese encephalitis goes beyond endemic zone - The Digital Globalist
Japanese encephalitis goes beyond endemic zone Posted by Edward Rupert on December 22, 2018 at 5:37 pm PUNE: Mosquito-borne viral disease has emerged as a potential threat in Maharashtra this year with dengue and chikungunya. The state has recorded 108 cases of the disease, mainly in endemic districts, in the past 11 months as against 30 recorded throughout 2017. Culex mosquito, which feeds on animal blood, especially pigs, is the main vector of the disease. “Of the 108 Japanese encephalitis (JE) cases diagnosed in Maharashtra so far this year, six were symptomatic and needed immediate treatment for the viral . The remaining 102 cases were detected during fever surveillance undertaken in the affected areas. But these patients were not symptomatic and didn’t need treatment,” state entomologist Mahendra Jagtap told TOI. The six patients reporting severe illness were from the endemic region of Vidarbha, including Gadchiroli and Wardha. Out of the endemic belt of Vidarbha, health officials detected one JE case each in Aurangabad and Thane this year. The other 102 patients in whose blood samples the JE virus was picked up during door-to-door fever surveillance did not develop any illness despite being exposed to the virus. They were from Gadchiroli, Bhandara, Chandrapur and Thane districts. “Of them, Gadchiroli reported the maximum 43 JE cases,” Jagtap said. Officials conduct door-to-door visits and rapid fever survey in areas where patients with JE are detected. Experts claimed that the mosquito-borne virus seems to have adapted and spread to areas outside its endemic zone. “The detection of JE patient in Aurangabad and Thane underlined the spread of the virus. It is a cause for concern and indicates that the virus is circulating in a wider geographical area,” said another state health official, requesting anonymity. In addition to the 11 districts in the Vidarbha region where JE is endemic, the state had for the first-time reported cases in Pune in 2016 and 2017. A nine-year-old boy died of the disease in Solapur in 2017. This was the first time in western Maharashtra that cases of JE were detected. Medical experts stressed the emergence of JE virus should be looked upon as a warning sign and doctors should keep a high index of suspicion to identify the viral disease. Paediatrician Jayant Joshi, former president of IAP, Pune, said, “Every case of fever with encephalopathy (brain inflammation) should be probed for JE. Screening of patients visiting the endemic areas also needs to be done to rule out the possibility of the disease.” An infectious disease expert said, “Cases of viral encephalitis occur all year round, but we may be underdiagnosing JE as the test availability is not widespread.” Clinically, signs and symptoms of JE cases are similar to those of viral encephalitis. Symptoms, depending on the severity, can include headache, fever, disorientation, meningeal signs, coma, tremors, paralysis (generalized), hypertonia and loss of coordination. The JE surveillance system, experts say, should be improved to better understand the drivers of the disease expansion for instituting a robust control programme.
2018-12-21Cops nab 10 of shawl gang in fifth theft bid - Times of India
Cops nab 10 of shawl gang in fifth theft bid Ten members of the 'chadar (shawl) gang' that targeted cellphone shops were arrested while trying to burgle yet another shop early on Friday. Dec 22, 2018, 04:41 IST KALYAN: Ten members of the 'chadar (shawl) gang' that targeted cellphone shops were arrested while trying to burgle yet another shop early on Friday. The gang had broken into four shops in Thane region, including two in Kalyan, one each in Ulhasnagar and Bhiwandi, in the last nine days and stolen high-end mobile phones worth over Rs 1 crore. Early on Thursday, they were about to break into the fifth shop in Vasai when they were caught red-handed. Sources in the police said that the gang members who hail from Bihar had come to Mumbai especially to burgle cellphone shops. A senior police officer from Thane confirmed to TOI that they had nabbed the 10 men, but said that they are still to recover the booty. Sources in the police said some of the accused have fled to other states with the stolen phones.
2018-12-21testMah: BJP demands MP CM's apology over controversial statement - United News of India
Mah: BJP demands MP CM's apology over controversial statement Thane, Dec 21 (UNI) The recent controversial statement with regard to the north Indians allegedly made by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath saw strong condemnation by BJP activists on Friday in the Bhiwandi town of this district.Led by the corporator Nilesh Chowdhary, hundreds of irate BJP workers, including a number of city corporators, gathered at the Hanuman Nagar Chowk in Bhiwandi and hit the posters of Mr Nath with their foot-wear. The leader of the agitation Mr Chowdhary said that they were annoyed over the fact that the Chief Minister, immediately upon taking over the office, commented that those from states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar go to other states and grab the jobs of the locals. He also pointed out that Kamal Nath himself was an outsider and he was born in Kanpur and then became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Mr Chowdhary asserted that as per the Indian constitution a citizen from any state is free to reside and work anywhere in the country. Taking strong exception to such 'irresponsible statement' of the Chief Minister, Mr Chowdhary demanded that both-Kamal Nath and Congress president Rahul Gandhi apologise to the citizens for the divisive and irresponsible statement. If their demands are not heeded, then the agitators will aggravate their protest by burning the effigies of Kamal Nath, which was not enacted in this protest upon the request of law authorities. Mr Chowdhary referred to the model of the powerloom town of Bhiwandi which is inhabited by a mix of Hindu-Muslim population who maintain cordial ties, adding that such brotherhood should exist in other regions of the country too.
2018-12-21Thane to have its Metro by 2025, civic body gets report | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane to have its Metro by 2025, civic body gets report | Friday | 21st December, 2018 The paper trail for Thane Metro has begun moving, and the construction is likely to commence in 2021, an official report has said. The Thane Metro Rail Project was conceived keeping in mind the ever-rising population and rapid urbanisation in the Mumbai conurbation. The detailed project report (DPR) concerns a 29-km-long Metro corridor in Thane city that will comprise an elevated route for 26 km and an underground route for 3 km. Maha Metro, a 50:50 joint venture between the central and state governments, has submitted a detailed report to the Thane Municipal Corporation concerning the project. Its projected population for 2025, 2035 and 2045 is 27.34 lakh, 34.99 lakh and 39.45 lakh respectively.
2018-12-2160-year-old gets two years for molesting minor - Times of India
60-year-old gets two years for molesting minor Dec 21, 2018, 10:00 IST THANE: A 60-year-old man was sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment after his conviction by the district sessions court for molesting a 9-year-old girl in a park last December. The convict, Laxman Prasad, was fined Rs 1,000. District government pleader Sanjay Londhe said the incident was reported by the security guard of the park at Kopri Lake who spotted the elderly man with the minor sitting on a bench. He said Prasad had got the victim to sit on his lap. The guard inquired with the girl who started crying.
2018-12-21Passengers on Mumbai-Hyderabad Duronto get ‘stale’ food - Times of India
Passengers on Mumbai-Hyderabad Duronto get 'stale' food Passengers from Mumbai who were travelling to Hyderabad on the Secunderabad Duronto Express were shocked on Thursday after they discovered biscuits, snacks and tea bags served for breakfast were past the expiry date a month ago. Dec 21, 2018, 09:36 IST Passengers from Mumbai who were travelling to Hyderabad on the Secunderabad Duronto Express were shocked on Thursday after they discovered biscuits, snacks and tea bags served for breakfast were past the expiry date a month ago. Angry passengers complained to the on-board catering staff about the biscuits and even tea bags. As the catering staff failed to provide any satisfactory answer, a passenger, Devansh Damani, called the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) helpline and lodged a complaint. Passengers on the train pay an extra super-fast surcharge for catering service. The passengers boarded the train around 11.05 pm on Wednesday from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT). “I was in coach B7. Like my fellow passengers, I was shocked to see that the biscuit packet given for breakfast with tea was manufactured in June and expired in November. I paid Rs 3,690 for my journey, but the IRCTC failed to meet even the bare minimum standards of food served in trains,” said Damani. Another commuter, Sameer Shah, said, “The snacks jeopardised passengers’ health...” The matter was viral on social media. When TOI spoke to IRCTC’s control office at Secunderabad, an on-duty official, who refused to be named as per railway policy, said, “We shall take necessary steps and probe the matter.”
2018-12-21Thane to have its Metro by 2025, civic body gets report - Daily News & Analysis
Thane to have its Metro by 2025, civic body gets report Updated: Dec 21, 2018, 06:25 AM IST The paper trail for Thane Metro has begun moving, and the construction is likely to commence in 2021, an official report has said. Maha Metro, a 50:50 joint venture between the central and state governments, has submitted a detailed report to the Thane Municipal Corporation concerning the project. The detailed project report (DPR) concerns a 29-km-long Metro corridor in Thane city that will comprise an elevated route for 26 km and an underground route for 3 km. In all, 22 stations — 20 elevated and two underground stations — have been proposed under the project which entails a total investment of Rs 10,500 crore. The construction is expected to commence in 2021 and should be complete by 2025, officials said. The rail corridor is expected to ease traffic congestion and passenger movement to a great extent in Thane. Maha Metro has projected a daily ridership of 5.76 lakh in 2025, 7.61 lakh by 2035 and 8.72 lakh by 2045 for the route. The company is currently developing Metro projects in Nagpur and Pune cities. A Thane municipal official told DNA, “Of the Rs 10,500 crore, Rs 5,100 crore will be raised by lending agencies such as Japan International Cooperation Agency and German government-owned development bank KfW. Rs 1,700 crore will be raised by the Government of India and TMC’s internal resources each. As far as the balance Rs 2,000 crore is concerned, it is the value of land already earmarked in the Thane Development Plan.’’ He said that TMC will soon forward the DPR to the state government for its consent. The Thane Metro Rail Project was conceived keeping in mind the ever-rising population and rapid urbanisation in the Mumbai conurbation. As per 2011 census, Thane city is the 16th most populated in the country, with about 18.9 lakh people currently. Its projected population for 2025, 2035 and 2045 is 27.34 lakh, 34.99 lakh and 39.45 lakh respectively. TRACKS TO BE ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND Of the total 29-km-long Metro route in Thane, 26 km will be elevated and the remaining 3 km will be underground, considering traffic congestion near Thane railway station Daily ridership of Thane Metro is expected to be around 5.76 lakh in 2025, 7.61 lakh by 2035 and 8.72 lakh by 2045, Maha Metro has said in its report.
2018-12-21Youth accidentally shot with country-made pistol being used as prop during video shoot in Mumbai - Times Now
Youth accidentally shot with country-made pistol being used as prop during video shoot in Mumbai Updated Dec 21, 2018 | 17:48 IST | Vijay Yadav was accidentally shot with a country-made pistol that was being used as a prop while filming a music video in Mumbai on Tuesday. Mumbai: An 18-year-old man who was identified as Vijay Yadav was accidentally shot with a country-made pistol while filming a music video on Tuesday. The police arrested Akshay Pawar, Vijay’s friend, for possessing an illegal weapon. The pistol was being used as a prop for filming the video. Srinagar police in Thane told Mumbai Mirror that Akshay Pawar, Vijay Yadav and Avadesh Yadav were shooting for a video to be posted on social media in a godown belonging to a friend at Kisan Nagar in Thane. They were using a country-made pistol as a prop for shooting the video. While shooting, the loaded pistol was accidentally shot at Vijay. The bullet that entered his stomach and travelled towards his thigh injured him severely. Vijay was immediately taken to Vedant Hospital at Ghodbundar Road, Thane, by his friends. Reportedly, the doctors successfully removed the bullet from Vijay's thigh on Wednesday. He is still recovering in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. The police have arrested Vijay's friend Akshay Pawar who according to the police is a driver with a mobile app-based taxi service. Vijay's cousin, Sandeep Yadav, said that Vijay, who studies in FYBCom at Kasturi College, Nahur, is doing better. A police official from Srinagar police station informed that Pawar has been booked under sections (endangering the life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others) of IPC, along with the Arms Act. The police has got his custody and is investigating from where he got the pistol.
2018-12-21SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary - Palm Bay Telegraph
SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary on December 21, 2018 at 8:02 am MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. “However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From , proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received,” it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but “no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries”. It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as “protected”.
2018-12-21Cosmos heist: Cloned cards given out in Thane - The CA Courier
Cosmos heist: Cloned cards given out in Thane Posted by Jason Pierson on December 21, 2018 at 1:38 am PUNE: A chargesheet running into 17,500 pages filed against the nine accused in the heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute the cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of the Pune police, in the chargesheet, said the accused received 109 cloned debit cards of Cosmos Bank account holders from their accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan module to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13, 2018. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked Cosmos Bank’s ATM switch server with a malware to steal VISA and Rupay cards’ data to effect transactions worth Rs 94.42 crore within India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries. Another Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred Rs 13.92 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The were used Turkey, Poland, Russia, the UAE, the US and Canada. Paigude told TOI, “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show that the fraudsters sold the data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from the ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT has shared information about the fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request on information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years as the investigations will take time,” Paigude said. “We have identified the suspects involved in cloning the cards.Their arrest will tell us how and where the cards were printed,” he added. The chargesheet read that the accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali, Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Two other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, withdrew Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks at Ajmer. The chargesheet had details of the places where the accused met and how they travelled to Kolhapur and Ajmer.
2018-12-21Five spots, 286 deaths - Mumbai Mirror
Five spots, 286 deaths Updated: Dec 21, 2018, 08:45 IST Three-year Government Railway Police data reveals maximum track deaths near Jogeshwari, Diva, Thane, between Thane and Kalyan, and Kurla and Vidyavihar. Tall claims about development projects made by the Central and the Western Railway ring hollow as the Government Railway Police (GRP) recently collated the latest data on trespassing deaths. In possession of Mumbai Mirror, the data reveals that 286 people died while crossing railway tracks at five points across the city between January 2016 and November 2018. Notorious as ‘killer spots’ among railway officials, they stand out for broken boundary walls along the tracks, hutments in the neighbourhood, lack of sufficient foot over bridges and narrow landings. Between January 2016 and July 2017, 45 deaths were reported at the spot between Kurla and Vidyavihar stations. One dangerous spot on the north of Thane station accounted for 41 deaths, whereas 40 trespassers died at the spot in the north of Diva station. Similarly, 38 people were killed while crossing the tracks at Jogeshwari station, and 35 between Thane and Kalwa stations. Data collected for the August 2017-November 2018 period shows 18 deaths between Kurla and Vidyavihar stations, 13 at Thane, 24 at Diva, 22 at Jogeshwari and 10 between Thane and Kalwa. These are just people who died while crossing the tracks. The overall number of people in Mumbai dying on the suburban network is a lot higher – on an average about nine every day. An RTI query filed by railway activist Sameer Jhaveri, a Mumbai Mirror hero, revealed that over 3,014 people lost their lives on the Mumbai suburban network in 2017. Four of the five biggest trespassing points lie on the Central Railway. Over the years, railway officials have attributed several reasons to trespassing at these killer spots. These range from hutments too close to the tracks to railway bridges disproportionate to the number of commuters at the stations. Some of the spots, such as those near Diva and Jogeshwari, have bridges with narrow landings. With a couple of lakh of commuters visiting the station every day, this width of landing is not enough to accommodate everyone, resulting in trespassing by those in tearing hurry. Another sore point is the lack of boundary walls or with holes so people can jump through and trespass. Chief PRO of WR, Ravindra Bhakar told Mirror, “The level crossing gate at Jogeshwari will soon be shut down. We are in the process of assessing the crowd here and are taking the local administration into confidence before taking any steps. A foot overbridge has already been constructed and can be used by pedestrians instead of crossing tracks from East to West.” While the railways have undertaken several such small yet key development projects in the past few years, they are clearly not enough to curb the number of deaths caused by trespassing. According to AK Jain, PRO of CR, “We have taken a lot of steps to curb trespassing which included constructing new boundary walls and a special drive undertaken by the RPF. A multimedia awareness campaign with a message from actor Amitabh Bachchan was circulated recently. In addition, we have constructed 20 new FOBs and 58 escalators across the city.” Though many officials claimed that the toll has gradually come down, the data obviously speaks differently. PHOTO BY SATYAJIT DESAI LOCATION: JOGESHWARI Over the years, the railways have failed to shut down a level crossing at Km no.23/18 and 23/19 in Jogeshwari. The only option that commuters have for going from East to West is either travelling five km towards Ram Mandir or crossing the tracks. The railway bridge at the platform is also narrow, with a mere 2-mtwide landing. Commuters have been demanding an escalator or a lift for the railway bridge; however, nothing has been done so far. Location: Kurla-Vidyavihar Thousands of passengers getting off at Kurla station still choose to cross tracks and have broken the boundary walls, making Km 15/26 the biggest killer point. The station witnesses footfall in lakhs and has an East-West skywalk constructed by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation. However, commuters crossing the intermediate platforms avoid the foot overbridges and risk their lives by running across the network of tracks. Officials claim that deaths have seen a drop by 34 per cent after the skywalk became functional. Location: Thane Scores of people have lost their lives while crossing tracks between Mulund and Thane stations. This spot witnesses heavy trespassing by students of a nearby engineering college. Here, a stretch of nearly 500 mt is without any boundary wall. Furthermore, there is only a single road overbridge called the Kopri bridge connecting the East to West. However, even on this ROB there is no pedestrian movement possible. Location: Diva At Diva’s Km no. 42 is a level crossing gate which is misused for trespassing from East to West. Instead of using the railway bridge, commuters get off the platform and cross tracks to reach the eastern side, which constitutes about 90 per cent of Diva’s population. With daily footfall of about 1.25 lakh passengers, Diva has extremely narrow bridges. In fact, the landing of the bridge is merely 2.45-mt wide. The central foot overbridge is being extended to connect the two ends, which will possibly present an alternative to potential trespassers. Location: Thane-Kalwa There are hundreds of unauthorised settlements near Km no. 34/11, between Thane and Kalwa, on the trans-harbour Vashi line around Parsik tunnel. With no direct access to the main road, residents have to walk about 1.5 km to get transport to Thane station, which takes another 30 minutes. Instead, they choose to illegally cross the railway lines to reach the station in 15 minutes. Railway officials say residents risk their lives in favour of saving time. This is the fifth largest trespassing point in Mumbai. On an average, 9 people die while trespassing local tracks every day
2018-12-21Jackal strays into Mumbai home, injures eight-month-old - Hindustan Times
Jackal strays into Mumbai home, injures eight-month-old The child is recovering, while the jackal was rescued by Plant and Animals Welfare Society – Mumbai (PAWS-Mumbai) and environment group Vanashakti Updated: Dec 21, 2018 16:52 IST A jackal entered a residence in Bhandup (East) on Thursday morning and attacked an eight-month-old child. The child, Jigar Kaltaniya, sustained injuries on the arm, face and head and was rushed to a municipal hospital. Kaltaniya is now in a stable condition and will be shifted to JJ?Hospital on Friday. Meanwhile, the jackal was rescued by the Plant and Animals Welfare Society – Mumbai (PAWS-Mumbai) and environment group Vanashakti. It was first taken to the Thane forest office, and later shifted to the Thane Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) for medical treatment. The incident took place at Tata Nagar, near Bhandupeshwar Kund around 5.30am. “The jackal first entered a school next to the slum area in Tata Nagar between 2.30am and 3am and was faced by a pack of dogs. After the ruckus woke up the residents, the jackal then entered one of the houses and attacked a child,” said Ashwin Aghor from Vanashakti. “The attack was to protect itself.” Sunish Subramaniam, secretary, PAWS-Mumbai and wildlife warden, Mumbai said, “After attacking the child, the jackal made dashed out of the house and ran straight towards a litter of stray puppies and attacked one of them. When residents raised an alarm, the animal entered another house. This time, residents poured cold water and the jackal collapsed and residents tied up the animal. We transported the animal to Thane using a cage.” The animal was dehydrated and must have wandered in from the nearby mangrove forest, said forest officers. Jackals are protected under schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and are known to frequent mangrove areas in search of crabs and other prey. The animal found on Thursday must have wandered in from the mangrove forest near Bhandup pumping station, said forest officers confirming the incident.
2018-12-2160-year-old gets two years for molesting minor | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
60-year-old gets two years for molesting minor 21st December, 2018 THANE: A 60-year-old man was sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment after his conviction by the district sessions court for molesting a 9-year-old girl in a park last December. The guard inquired with the girl who started crying. He said Prasad had got the victim to sit on his lap. The convict, Laxman Prasad, was fined Rs 1,000.District government pleader Sanjay Londhe said the incident was reported by the security guard of the park at Kopri Lake who spotted the elderly man with the minor sitting on a bench.
2018-12-21Thane: 60 YO elderly man sentenced 2 yrs RI for molesting minor - The Siasat Daily
Thane: 60 YO elderly man sentenced 2 yrs RI for molesting minor Dec 21, 2018, 1:15 PM IST Thane: The District Sessions Court sentenced a 60-year-old senior citizen to two years of rigorous imprisonment after it found him guilty of molesting a 9-year-old girl in park last year. The convict identified as Laxman Prasad, was also fined Rs 1,000. The incident was reported by the Kopri Lake park’s security guard, who said he saw the elderly man with the minor girl on his lap while she was crying,
2018-12-20Maharashtra: Thane Court Awards 2 Years Rigorous Imprisonment to 60-Year-Old Man for Molesting Minor - LatestLY
Maharashtra: Thane Court Awards 2 Years Rigorous Imprisonment to 60-Year-Old Man for Molesting Minor Dec 20, 2018 03:41 PM IST Thane, December 20: A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment by a court in Maharashtra's Thane district for molesting a minor girl last year. In an order passed on December 15, Thane district judge G P Shirsat convicted Laxmanprasad Mitthu Prasad, from Kopri in Navi Mumbai, and awarded the sentence. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 1,000 on him. Public prosecutor Sanjay Londhe told the court that the incident had taken place at Kopri Talav Park, a public garden, in December last year. A security guard at the park spotted the girl sitting on Prasad's lap on a bench. He initially thought that she was his granddaughter. However, after some time, he saw the accused touching her inappropriately and molesting her, the prosecutor said. When the guard approached them and enquired about the girl, Prasad became nervous. The victim told him that she was given Rs 10 by Prasad, who asked her to accompany him to the park, Londhe told the court. A complaint was registered against Prasad, following which he was booked under the Indian Penal Code Section 354-assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty and Section 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
2018-12-20Mumbai shocker Four men assault Ola driver steal Rs 16 000 ATM cash and escapes with his car - Mid-Day
Mumbai Shocker! Four Men Assault Ola Driver, Steal Rs 16,000 ATM Cash And Escapes With His Car Dec 20, 2018, 18:40 IST Accused also rob driver of two mobile phones before throwing him out of the car on a deserted location in Thane A 28-year-old driver with online cab aggregator Ola had the worst nightmare of his life on Wednesday when he was robbed at gunpoint in Thane. The driver accepted a booking from Kandivali to Ghodbunder Road in Thane and four men, who boarded the cab, robbed him of his money and two mobile phones. According to a Times Of India report, one of the accused identified as Ajay Raj hired an Ola cab on Wednesday from Thakur Village at Kandivali on Western Express Highway to Hiranandani Estate on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. The Ola cab driver Mohammad Rafi, who drives Hyundai Accent (owned by his employer Ashiya Khan), accepted their booking around 1 am Soon, three men got in Rafi's cab at Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway between Kandivali and Borivali. After a while, another person got inside the cab. However, Rafi was in for a surprise when he asked for the fare of Rs 593 from the group after reaching the destination around 2 am. The man seated next to Rafi, pointed a gun at him while the three men seated behind gagged and assaulted him. The assailants took the car to an isolated place on the highway, snatched Rafi's wallet and blindfolded him and drove further away. After almost 2 hours of driving, the culprits forced the driver to reveal his ATM PIN numbers and withdrew RS 16,000 from his account. the cab driver was thrown out of the vehicle near Bhatan tunnel at Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the accused fled with the car and two mobile phones. Rafi managed to reach the express highway traffic chowky near Bhatan after taking a lift from a towing van. The cops on duty dropped him at Panvel taluka police station and he registered an FIR. Ashok Rajput, Senior inspector at Panvel taluka police station said, “We have registered an FIR under the registered an FIR under the relevant IPC sections along with sections along with the Arms Act and transferred the case to Kandivali Police."
2018-12-20Thane fire department to inspect private, government health facilities - The Indian Express
Thane fire department to inspect private, government health facilities According to Shashikant Kale, a fire officer from Thane, “Following the incident of fire in Kamgar hospital in Thane last year, we have made fire safety of hospitals a priority. We are now preparing a list of hospitals and will soon begin the inspection.” Published: December 21, 2018 1:58:19 am Days after a massive fire broke out at a government hospital in Andheri where 10 people died, the Thane fire department is set to begin a door-to-door inspection of the private and government health facilities in the city. The fire officer has asked the hospital authorities to inform them of any structural changes made in the facility at the earliest. Advertising According to Shashikant Kale, a fire officer from Thane, “Following the incident of fire in Kamgar hospital in Thane last year, we have made fire safety of hospitals a priority. We are now preparing a list of hospitals and will soon begin the inspection.” The officials have been ordered to check all aspects, including the location of the building. “Several private hospitals are located on the upper floor of buildings and have glass facades. This makes our job difficult if we don’t already have a plan of action specific to the hospital,” said a fire official. “In some places, the roads and lanes are narrow which makes it difficult for fire engines to enter. We have to check for all situations and be ready for any eventuality,” he added. According to the municipal authorities, it was already deemed that hospitals not having the fire department’s No Objection Certificate will not be given a renewal of licenses. “There are over 340 private hospitals, including nursing homes, in the city and three government hospitals. We are going to check the entry-exit points, the fire safety gears installed in the buildings, any new additions to the electric units and other factors,” said a fire officer. “These inspections will be followed up every six months and we will ask the hospitals to keep us abreast of their fire safety protocols and the number of times they have the fire safety drills in their premises every six months. While these details might seem cumbersome, they will eventually help us work faster and save lives during unforeseen incidents,” said a fire department official.
2018-12-20‘TMC shielding private contractor, defying state’s no payment order’ - Times of India
TMC shielding private contractor, defying state's no payment order Elected representatives have accused the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) of shielding a private contractor and defying orders from state government that had directed the civic body to forfeit payment due to him for executing a crucial civic project in the city. Updated: Dec 20, 2018, 07:33 IST THANE: Elected representatives have accused the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) of shielding a private contractor and defying orders from state government that had directed the civic body to forfeit payment due to him for executing a crucial civic project in the city. The issue was raised in the civic general body meeting on Wednesday by NCP corporator Najib Mulla, who questioned if the TMC was deliberately delaying payments to one of the partners in the joint venture firm executing a major public works department (PWD) project in the city. It was revealed to the House that one of the two contractors executing the project had defaulted on some payments to the sales tax department following which the state agency had written to the TMC to divert its share of payments to the government as part of recovery process. However, the TMC has been reportedly stalling the payment of the contractor for a long time citing some excuses which Mulla alleged in the house, was to ensure the contractor gets enough time to settle the issue and ensure his profits from the TMC project remained untouched. Usually, the TMC is prompt in settling bills of contractors but this seems to be an exception where the contractor is also not complaining thus raising suspicion, remarked Mulla.
2018-12-19What kind of home Rs 1 crore will get you in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru - Livemint
What kind of home Rs 1 crore will get you in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru Rs 1 crore can get you a studio apartment or a posh 3 BHK flat or even a villa, depending upon where you choose to live in India Last Published: Wed, Dec 19 2018. 07 52 AM IST Mumbai: If you have a Rs 1 crore budget to buy your dream home, it may either fetch you a tiny studio apartment or a plush three-bedroom duplex in a beautifully landscaped gated community—a minimalist studio in Bandra, a modest one-bedroom flat in suburban Mumbai or a spacious two-three bedroom apartment in Gurgaon or South Kolkata. The location of the property makes all the difference. In India’s most expensive property market, Mumbai, finding a decent Rs 1 crore home is a tough ask within the city limits. In Bandra, one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods and home to several Bollywood stars, the least you would have to shell out for a tiny one-room flat of 250 sq. ft is Rs 1 crore. Brokers say residential units in the vicinity are bought for Rs 40,000-57,000 per sq. ft. A little farther away, in Andheri, the same budget may fetch you a 500 sq. ft one-bedroom apartment. “Considering the gentry, particularly in places like Bandra, one-bedroom apartments are typically 425 sq. ft, and two-bedroom apartments are 625 sq. ft,” said Yashika Rohiira, owner, Karma Realtors. However, the suburbs offer a better deal. In Thane and Navi Mumbai areas, Rs 1 crore can help you buy two-three bedroom apartments of sizes ranging from 900-1,500 sq. ft. Elsewhere, such as in Noida and Gurgaon in Delhi NCR, Rs 1 crore would offer homebuyers a spacious two-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment of 1,250-1,700 sq. ft. According to data compiled by Anarock Property Consultants, one can get a 1,550 sq. ft three-bedroom apartment off the Dwarka Expressway or a 1,700 sq. ft home in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. “There is no shortage of options for buyers with a budget of Rs 1 crore. The options obviously vary according to one’s wish list in terms of location, the number of bedrooms and overall flat size,” said Anuj Puri, chairman, Anarock Property Consultants. For instance, in Bengaluru, homes cost Rs 5,000-7,000 per sq. ft, while in Thane rates vary between Rs 9,000 and Rs 17,000 per sq. ft. “Thane is 10-20% premium to the average price of Bengaluru and Pune put together,” said Om Ahuja, chief operating officer, K Raheja Corp. “The decision for homebuyers boils down to whether they are looking for a value deal or whether they are looking for a reputed developer.” According to Pankaj Kapoor, founder and managing director of property consultant Liases Foras, peak price for places such as Lucknow and Kanpur could be Rs 6,000-11,000 per sq. ft. “You can live in a posh location in a smaller city for a similar price. But as the city becomes bigger and much more complex, you have to travel to the periphery for the same price. That’s where the struggle is.”
2018-12-19Navi Mumbai: Gang books Ola cab, robs driver at gunpoint - Times of India
Navi Mumbai: Gang books Ola cab, robs driver at gunpoint A 28-year-old Ola cab driver was robbed at gunpoint by four men who hired the Hyundai Accent car from near Thakur Village at Kandivali on the Western Express Highway. They wanted to go near Hiranandani Estate on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. Updated: Dec 20, 2018, 05:26 IST NAVI MUMBAI: A 28-year-old Ola cab driver was robbed at gunpoint by four men who hired the Hyundai Accent car from near Thakur Village at Kandivali on the Western Express Highway. They wanted to go near Hiranandani Estate on Ghodbunder Road in Thane. On reaching the destination, the four allegedly forced the driver to part with his ATM cards and they withdrew Rs 16,000. The victim, Mohammad Rafi, is a resident of Mira Road and the car is owned by his employer, Ashiya Khan, a resident of Dharavi, Mahim. Panvel taluka police station senior inspector Ashok Rajput said, “We have registered an FIR under the relevant IPC sections along with the Arms Act and transferred the case to Kandivali police.” Rafi has stated in the FIR that around 1 am on Wednesday, he was waiting on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway between Kandivali and Borivali. After he got a booking from a passenger named Ajay Raj, he picked him up at 1.25 am. Three of them got in. While one sat beside the driver, two others sat behind. After travelling for five minutes, one more aide of the trio got in. When they reached the destination on Ghodbunder Road around 2 am, Rafi asked for the fare of Rs 593. The man seated next to Rafi immediately pointed a country-made revolver at Rafi’s temple and the others seated behind gagged and assaulted him, the FIR states. They then drove the cab to an isolated stretch of the highway and snatched his wallet containing the ATM cards. They blindfolded Rafi and drove further for more than two hours and forced him to reveal his ATM PIN numbers. They stopped to withdraw cash from ATM kiosks. They withdrew Rs 16,000 and also took away two mobile phones worth Rs 2,000 and Rs 500. The robbers then dumped Rafi on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Bhatan tunnel and drove away in his cab. Rafi took a lift from a towing van and reached the express highway traffic chowky near Bhatan. The cops on duty dropped him at Panvel taluka police station and he registered an FIR.
2018-12-19Four-storey building in Thane has no occupation certificate - The Hindu
Four-storey building in Thane has no occupation certificate UPDATED: DECEMBER 20, 2018 01:29 IST Mumbai: The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital in Thane has a plethora of problems — from not having an occupation certificate to dysfunctional elevators and crumbling infrastructure. The four-storey building, constructed in 1978, has never been renovated. The number of firefighting equipment is dismal at the hospital which treats around 120 patients every day. The hospital administration has written to the additional commissioner, ESIC, on several occasions, but has not heard back. “Our hospital does not have the required firefighting apparatus other than a few fire extinguishers. We do not even have even an occupation certificate, so it is difficult to get a fire audit done,” S.G. Katkar, medical superintendent of the hospital, said. Dr. Katkar, whose latest letter to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) was despatched on Tuesday, said he had written to the TMC multiple times before the Andheri hospital incident, but is yet to hear from their end. Dr. Nutan Sawant, who is attached to the hospital, said the fear of a fire is always on people’s mind, especially after the Andheri incident. “I think we should be more careful. But, the hospital is well ventilated, so there is less possibility of such incidents,” she said. Sunanda Dhole, a patient at the hospital, who had been sent to the Andheri ESIC hospital for a test, was a lucky survivor as she had left the premises just before the fire broke out on Monday. “I am fortunate to have left before the fire. Though the infrastructure is not well-maintained, staff pay proper attention to all the patients,” she said. Employees at the Thane hospital are worried about the hospital’s infrastructure, and fear the building might collapse. Patients and visitors also complain that the hospital lacks facilities in case of an emergency. Smita Shelar, a visitor to the hospital, said, “The hospital does not even have proper medical facilities. If the patient is critical, instead of getting them treated, they shift them to different hospitals. It is a government hospital and they should offer all facilities here.”
2018-12-19Maharashtra transport department suspends deputy commissioner, 14 other officers | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Maharashtra transport department suspends deputy commissioner, 14 other officers 19th December, 2018 The department conducted checks in Yavatmal, Pune, Kolhapur , Thane, Panvel and Aurangabad RTO offices and found that rules were not being followed properly. MUMBAI: The state transport department on Wednesday suspended 15 more officers including a deputy commissioner for issuing fitness certificates without carrying out inspection. The department had suspended 37 regional transport officers earlier for similar procedural lapses. The government resolution (GR) issued on Wednesday mentions that deputy commissioner AN Bhalchandra is being suspended for not obeying the orders of the high court and misleading the court. In addition, seven inspectors and seven assistant inspectors from Thane regional transport office were also suspended.The department has started taking action following the directions given by the Bombay High Court that was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Shrikant Karve, an RTI activist from Pune.
2018-12-19Bro, check out my...yikes! Thane man shoots friend while showing him gun - India Today
Bro, check out my...yikes! Thane man shoots friend while showing him gun It was an accident. The man who was shot, Vijay Yadav, is 20. He's undergoing treatment. December 19, 2018 UPDATED: December 19, 2018 11:56 IST Perhaps the old adage needs a slight amendment: With clumsy friends with guns, who needs enemies? True story. A young man in Thane, Maharashtra, was shot in the stomach and injured, allegedly when a friend who was showing him his gun, pulled the trigger by accident. Here's the police's account, as told to the Press Trust of India: A group of friends were chatting on the side of a road in Kisan Nagar on the night of December 18. One of them whipped out a country-made revolver and showed it to his buddies. Terrible idea. He pulled the trigger by mistake. The man who took the bullet, Vijay Yadav, is 20. He is undergoing treatment at a private hospital. Have there been arrests? You bet. One person has been taken into custody -- although his identity hasn't been revealed -- and booked under Indian Penal Code section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and provisions of the Maharashtra Police Act. Now, how did the 'Man With The Country Gun' get his weapon? Did he have a license? The police are working to figure all that out.
2018-12-19PM lays stones for Thane Metro, mass housing project - The Siasat Daily
PM lays stones for Thane Metro, mass housing project Dec 19, 2018, 8:49 PM IST Thane: Virtually kicking off the BJP campaign for 2019 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Congress governments for various lapses while laying foundation stones for Thane district Metro Rail and a mass housing project here on Tuesday. In Kalyan, Modi performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro corridor projects to ease the transportation problems in these bustling towns, at an estimated cost of around Rs 33,000 crore. Simultaneously, he also laid the foundation stone for an ambitious project to construct 90,000 homes for poor sections of society under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) to be completed within three years. Speaking on the occasion, he said Mumbai and Thane are expanding and exerting huge pressures on the local resources, especially road and rail transports. To mitigate the sufferings of the masses, many efforts have been taken up to improve the transport systems of the two cities in the past four-and-half years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, he said. “India is the world’s only country where urbanisation is taking place at a fast pace. Mumbai is the centre of economic activities and will further expand in the coming time. Hence transportation is a vital link to the development of any city or the country,” Modi pointed out. Targeting the previous Congress government, he said the first Metro project in Mumbai was taken up in 2006 and after eight years, only 11 km was started in 2014. “We don’t know why it was stuck. After 2014, we decided to increase the pace of laying Metro lines and the scale in the form of a Metro Net in the city. It will add 35 km within the next three years and between 2022 and 2024, Mumbai will have have around 275 km of Metro network,” Modi said. To mark the Platinum Jubilee (75 years) of India’s Independence, he said the government is moving to ensure that every family in India has a permanent home to live. “The goal here is to build 90,000 new homes for the poor which I am told will be ready in three years. Maharashtra will get 800,000 new houses for the weaker sections under the PMAY. Under this, we are directly crediting Rs 250,000 loan into the bank accounts, besides helping the lower and middle classes to get bank housing loans,” Modi said. He said with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) getting notified in most states, Maharashtra became the first to implement it, and it has resulted in huge transparency in all housing deals, which did not exist in the past 70 years. “Around 35,000 real estate projects across India and 27,000 real estate agents have been registered under RERA. According to a report, the speed of buying new homes has doubled in the past seven-eight months compared to the previous year,” Modi pointed out. He reiterated that in the final four years of the previous UPA government, only 2.55 million homes were construction, but in the past four years of the present NDA government, 12.50 million houses have been constructed under the PMAY. Present on the occasion were Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis besides other dignitaries and he later departed for Pune to lay the foundation stone for a Metro project there.
2018-12-19Maharashtra transport department suspends deputy commissioner, 14 other officers - Times of India
Maharashtra transport department suspends deputy commissioner, 14 other officers Maharashtra transport department suspends deputy commissioner, 14 other officersBhavika Jain | TNN | Dec 19, 2018, 22:58 ISTMUMBAI: The state transport department on Wednesday suspended 15 more officers including a deputy commissioner for issuing fitness certificates without carrying out inspection. The department had suspended 37 regional transport officers earlier for similar procedural lapses. The government resolution (GR) issued on Wednesday mentions that deputy commissioner AN Bhalchandra is being suspended for not obeying the orders of the high court and misleading the court. In addition, seven inspectors and seven assistant inspectors from Thane regional transport office were also suspended. The department has started taking action following the directions given by the Bombay High Court that was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Shrikant Karve, an RTI activist from Pune. The department conducted checks in Yavatmal, Pune, Kolhapur, Thane, Panvel and Aurangabad RTO offices and found that rules were not being followed properly. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Amazon Business: Get the best deals, GST Invoice* & more!Ad Amazon BusinessCut down on cab fare today, hire a bike to commute.Ad RentomojoDiversification is the best strategy to deal with emotions.Ad UTI MUTUAL FUNDIt's time for a home makeover, Durian Furniture is on SALE!Ad DurianPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.mAd Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityAd Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityYear 2018's hottest Bollywood celebrities on the beach!The Times Of IndiaWhen the pooches put their best foot forward in LucknowThe Times Of IndiaBhojpuri sensation Monalisa's dancing video goes viralThe Times Of India 3 & 4 BHK Apartments in Whitefield starting @ ?88 lakhs.Ad Assetz Property GroupLooking to buy a property under Rs. 60 lacs?Ad Magicbricks2 BHK apt near Manyata Tech Park starts from 39.90L* onwardsAd Provident Housing LtdMen, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraQuit smoking with NicoMeltz for instant relief.Ad Inventz Life ScienceWe have 22 programs to fast track your career!Ad SymbiosisWhat does bold mean for actress Radha Sagar?The Times Of IndiaVeteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan passes away at 81The Times Of IndiaAnushka Sharma, Virat Kohli ring in New Year in SydneyThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-19Maharashtra: Man Accidentally Shoots His Friend While Demonstrating a Country-Made Revolver in Thane - LatestLY
Maharashtra: Man Accidentally Shoots His Friend While Demonstrating a Country-Made Revolver in Thane Dec 19, 2018 11:10 AM IST Thane, December 19: A 20-year-old man was injured when his friend accidentally shot at him from a country-made revolver here in Maharashtra, police said Wednesday. A group of friends was chatting on a roadside at Kisan Nagar locality in Wagle Estate area on Tuesday night when one of them took out his revolver to show it to them, senior police inspector S M Patil said. While the man was showing the gun, he allegedly pulled the trigger accidentally and shot his friend Vijay Yadav in the stomach, the official said. Man Identified as Former BSP MP's Son Seen Brandishing Gun Outside Five-Star Hotel in Delhi; Watch Video. Yadav was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment, Patil said. One person, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested and was booked under IPC section 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and provisions of the Maharashtra Police Act. A probe was on into the incident and the police were also trying to ascertain how the man got the weapon and whether he had a valid licence for it, the official said.
2018-12-18Kalyan (Maharashtra): PM lays stones for Thane Metro - Prokerala
Kalyan (Maharashtra): PM lays stones for Thane Metro Tue, Dec 18 2018 19:45 IST Kalyan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Ramdas Athawale and other dignitaries, lays the foundation stone for Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro corridor projects in Maharashtra's Kalyan on Dec 18, 2018.
2018-12-18Replace Narendra Modi with Nitin Gadkari: Maharashtra leader tells RSS - Economic Times
Replace Narendra Modi with Nitin Gadkari: Maharashtra leader tells RSS Updated: Dec 18, 2018, 12.50 PM IST On December 11, the VNSSM chief had categorically asked the BJP to "get rid of both PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah" for their anti-farmers and anti-people policies.In a huge embarrassment, a prominent Maharashtra farmer leader has demanded that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) must replace Prime Minster Narendra Modi with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wishes to win the 2019 general elections. The demand has come from a state-government panel, Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) Chairman Kishore Tiwari, on a day when Modi was in Maharashtra to attend a series of events, including laying foundation stones for Metro Rails in Thane and Pune. In his letter to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Suresh Joshi, Tiwari said the BJP's defeat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was the direct outcome of "arrogant leaders" who implemented devastating decisions like demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST), fuel prices hike and other anti-people measures. "Leaders who pursue an extremist and dictatorial attitude in the party and government are dangerous for the society and the country. This has been witnessed before and if history is not to be repeated, hand over the reins to Gadkari for the 2019 polls," Tiwari said. On December 11, the VNSSM chief, who is accorded a Ministerial status, had categorically asked the BJP to "get rid of both Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah" for their anti-farmers and anti-people policies, which led to the party's stunning defeats in the just concluded elections. Accusing Modi and Shah of upturning the good works done by the former BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Tiwari said they (Modi-Shah) seem to be interested "only in grandiose Bullet Trains and Metro Rail projects". In his letters to the RSS top brass, Tiwari said that considering the "dictatorial approach" of Modi and Shah, which has unleashed fear in the country, it was imperative to have an acceptable and gentle leader like Gadkari, who can take along all viewpoints and friendly parties, evolve consensus and remove fear among people. He said the 61-year-old Gadkari, a staunch BJP-RSS activist since decades, was "adequately qualified" for the top post since he has also headed the BJP as National President, besides ministerial capacities in Maharashtra and now at the Centre.
2018-12-18Thane shops dazzle with Christmas decor; residents spoilt for choice - Times of India
Thane shops dazzle with Christmas decor; residents spoilt for choice With Christmas just around the corner, hundreds of shoppers have already begun making a beeline at city markets to avail the new designs and colourful tree ornaments, home decorations, lights and much more to adorn their homes this festive season. Updated: Dec 18, 2018, 07:23 IST THANE: With Christmas just around the corner, hundreds of shoppers have already begun making a beeline at city markets to avail the new designs and colourful tree ornaments, home decorations, lights and much more to adorn their homes this festive season. “The first and most important part of Christmas is making the crib, which is the nativity scene. Then we put up our Christmas tree and decorate it with colorful buntings and LED lights. This year, we decided to keep it simple and so instead of putting up an artificial tree, we decided to get a potted tree. We even purchased baubles, candy canes, gifts, ornaments, lights, stars and bells to decorate the tree. We will also decorate our society Christmas tree,” said Samantha Anthony (17), a Manpada resident. As the demand for new decorations is on the rise, shopkeepers are stocking up their shelves with colourful and unique decor. Some shops have also started decorating their windowpanes with Christmas decor. Even shopping malls are in festive spirit. “This year, the theme seems seems to be red, gold, green and white as everything from the decorations to show pieces and even lights are in these festive colours. There are some lights that are in the shape of bells and Santa clause as well. These decorations start from Rs 100 and go up to Rs 5,000. Even though these decorations are expensive, there is a high demand for them. We have already restocked some of the items,” said the owner of a popular store in Talaopali. While many Thaneites are taking the effort to visit store to purchase their Christmas goods, there are many other who are surfing online websites to get their stuff. “Since my husband and I are working and my son is tied up with his board exams, we didn’t want to spend a lot of time shopping. But we do like to have a nice decorated home for Christmas. So we purchased all the Christmas decor from pillow covers, table cloths, gifts for friends and family and much more from online portals. We even shopped for clothes online,” said Desiree D’Souza (45), a Hiranandani Estate resident.
2018-12-18Fire breaks out in seven-storey building in Rabodi, none hurt - Times of India
Fire breaks out in seven-storey building in Rabodi, none hurt Over 150 residents of a seven-storey building in Rabodi were swiftly evacuated after a fire broke out in the meter room at 7.30am on Monday. Updated: Dec 18, 2018, 07:19 IST THANE: Over 150 residents of a seven-storey building in Rabodi were swiftly evacuated after a fire broke out in the meter room at 7.30am on Monday. A resident of Godavari building alerted the local fire brigade, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) and Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) officials who rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Officials said that the blaze, which started in the meter room on the ground floor of the building, soon started spreading to all the floors through the electrical duct. This led to a lot of smoke in the complex. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. Santosh Kadam, official from the RDMC, said, “There was a short-circuit in one of the meter boxes in the electrical room which triggered the blaze. Within minutes, the flames began spreading to the above floors through the electrical duct. Since it was dangerous for people, we immediately evacuated the residents.” “Two senior citizens on the sixth floor were unable to come down. So we asked them to stay put as the team was already in process of dousing the flames. It took us almost half-an-hour to complete the cooling operation; after which residents were able to return,” said Kadam.
2018-12-18Thane stabbing: Focus now on complaint - Canton Caller
Thane stabbing: Focus now on complaint December 18, 2018 THANE: Three days after 20-year-old Prachi Zade was killed by her former lover , chief Vivek Phansalkar launched an inquiry into the allegations that cops made light of her complaint against the accused in June. The state commission for women on Tuesday said that it will seek a comprehensive report on allegations that the collegian‘s complaint was not handled properly. Thane mayor Meenakshi Shinde too led a delegation of women corporators to the police commissioner, demanding a probe against the “guilty” police officials. DCP Avinash Ambure will probe the case and submit his findings in the case soon, the police commissioner said. Chairperson of the commission Vijaya Rahatkar said on Tuesday that there were allegations about a Kapurbawdi police station inspector having refused to lodge an FIR despite Zade‘s and her father‘s insistence on June 11. “We will check what was done by the police after the girl complained and will verify if the process of law was followed and appropriate actions were taken,” said Rahatkar. On Saturday morning, Pawar stabbed Zade, a second-year BCom student, on the Eastern Express Highway in Thane. He then tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of moving vehicles but failed. Injured, he fled the discover and was arrested from Bhiwandi two hours later. The police said that Pawar and Zade were in a relationship and had broken up recently. On June 11, after he beat her up in a parking lot near her office in Kapurbawdi, Zade had complained to the police. “The incident clearly shows police are hostile towards women. We have been demanding that woman officers be appointed at each police station to deal with such complaints. Zade‘s murder should be an eye-opener. A woman who is harassed or stalked would be comfortable if a woman cop handles her case,” Shinde said.
2018-12-18From Thane to Pune, PM Modi launches multi-billion metro rail projects - Business Standard
From Thane to Pune, PM Modi launches multi-billion metro rail projects Modi launched different projects worth several billion rupees on Tuesday as part of the state government's push to infrastructure development coupled with basic amenities Last Updated at December 18, 2018 23:05 IST Nobody in the country, whether in villages or cities, wants to remain insulated from the 'development highway' which drives the government to focus on developing and expanding the infrastructure network in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday. Laying the foundation stone for the Rs 80 billion Pune Metro-III corridor, he said that in the past four-and-a-half-years, the government has constantly stressed on infrastructure, speed of connectivity through highways, railways, airways, waterways and I-way. "If you travel from Kargil to Kanyakumari or Kutch to Kamrup, you will realise at what speed and how many levels of work is underway. It is happening because of the government's commitment, the aspirations of the local people, farmers, labourers, professionals," Modi pointed out. "Irrespective of their socio-economic status, nobody wants to be stuck in traffic or stranded for hours on the roads in the absence of fast connectivity. "This is the reason why we are concentrating on Integration of Next Generation Infrastructure and Transport from villages to cities today. With this aim, the Centre and the Maharashtra government are strengthening the infrastructure in the state," Modi said. Terming the Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro corridor as "special", he said it was the first project approved under the government's new Metro Rail Policy for the country. "The Metro Rail Policy is 'reform oriented' by ensuring that the metro trains are linked with feeder buses. New walkways and pathways are being developed simultaneously," Modi said. Explaining how metro rail is becoming the new lifeline in the cities, he said in the past four years it has been extended to over a dozen cities and many more will be added in the coming years. While 300 km of new lines have been commissioned, new proposals for adding 200 kms have been approved, including 200 in Maharashtra alone. "I don't hesitate to say that if the NDA-I government of Atal Behari Vajpayee had got more time, then Mumbai, its surroundings and many other cities would have been connected by the Metro. It was Atalji who emphasised on infrastructure development right from the cities to the villages," Modi said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the upcoming Metro 3 is expected to be functional by next year end on a 12-km route, and will be a boon to the IT professionals who come from all over the country to work here. Modi launched different projects worth several thousand crore rupees on Tuesday as part of the state government's push to infrastructure development coupled with basic amenities, ahead of the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. These include the Rs.235 billion Metro 9 and Metro 5 corridors in the Thane-Mumbai region, a Rs.180 billion low-cost housing project in Kalyan and the Rs 80 billion Pune Metro 3 corridor. Present on the occasion were Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Hardeep Singh Puri and other dignitaries. After a hectic day in Maharashtra, Modi departed for New Delhi from Pune Airport late in the evening.
2018-12-182 monkeys suffer electrical burns in four days, one dies - Times of India
2 monkeys suffer electrical burns in four days, one dies In the last four days, one monkey was electrocuted and another suffered serious burns after coming in contact with electrical wires hanging haphazardly in Bhandup's Gautam Nagar slum area, which is located on the fringes of the Mumbai forest range. Updated: Dec 19, 2018, 09:32 IST THANE: In the last four days, one monkey was electrocuted and another suffered serious burns after coming in contact with electrical wires hanging haphazardly in Bhandup’s Gautam Nagar slum area, which is located on the fringes of the Mumbai forest range. Both simians were admitted to Thane SPCA animal hospital for treatment. Animal activists blamed deforestation for the incident and suggested that the forest department set up enough facilities and transit centres to treat those who get caught in the man-animal conflict. But forest officials said easily accessible food draws monkeys to residential areas. On December 14, the forest department received a call from locals in Gautam Nagar about a female monkey dangling from a tree branch below some overhead wires. The officials took her to Thane SPCA, but she succumbed to her injuries the next day. “,” said Shakuntala Majumdar, president, Thane SPCA animal hospital and emergency centre. Then on Tuesday, Thane SPCA saw another monkey with severe burns to his face and wrists. “We have started treatment and are monitoring the monkey 24x7,” Majumdar said.
2018-12-18Thane: 2 monkeys suffer electrical burns, 1 dies | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: 2 monkeys suffer electrical burns, 1 dies 18th December, 2018 Then on Tuesday, Thane SPCA saw another monkey with severe burns to his face and wrists. The officials took her to Thane SPCA, but she succumbed to her injuries the next day. said Shakuntala Majumdar, president, Thane SPCA animal hospital and emergency centre. “We have started treatment and are monitoring the monkey 24x7,” Majumdar said. But forest officials said easily accessible food draws monkeys to residential areas.On December 14, the forest department received a call from locals in Gautam Nagar about a female monkey dangling from a tree branch below some overhead wires.
2018-12-18Thane youth accidentally shoots at friend - Times of India
Thane youth accidentally shoots at friend Updated: Dec 19, 2018, 06:12 IST THANE: A youth from Kisan Nagar area in Thane’s Wagle Estate accidentally shot at his friend late on Tuesday. The victim, Vijay Yadav (20), has been admitted in a private hospital at Vartak Nagar. The police said preliminary investigations revealed that the youth was showing the firearm to Yadav and another friend when he accidentally shot him in the stomach. Zonal deputy commissioner of police Avinash Ambure confirmed the incident, but said it is yet to be verified how they got the firearm and whether is is licensed or not. The police were registering the case till the time of going to press; the accused would be arrested thereafter.
2018-12-18A year later, 2 of 4 projects in Thane yet to take off - The Indian Express
A year later, 2 of 4 projects in Thane yet to take off In April 2017, the PM had e-inaugurated 21 projects in Maharashtra under the housing for all scheme. Out of these, four projects were situated in Thane district’s Khonni, Shirdhon, Gotheghar and Bhandarli areas. Published: December 19, 2018 2:59:31 am A YEAR after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated four Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) projects in the state, only two have taken off under the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority’s (MHADA) Konkan Board. It has cited problems in acquisition of land and shortage of manpower as the reasons behind the projects being delayed. In April 2017, the PM had e-inaugurated 21 projects in Maharashtra under the housing for all scheme. Out of these, four projects were situated in Thane district’s Khonni, Shirdhon, Gotheghar and Bhandarli areas. A senior official from MHADA’s Konkan board said that in the beginning, the aim was to create more than 31,000 homes under PMAY in Thane district. Out of the four, work on two projects — in Khonni and Shirdhon — has started and more than 3,900 homes have been included in the Konkan board housing lottery held in August. The officer added that two other projects, in Gotheghar and Bhandarli, are yet to get a nod from the PMAY cell. Sources in the board said that at the beginning, getting approval for Shirdhon and Bhandarli projects was the responsibility of the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area and the City and Industrial Development Corporation. Officials said MHADA was also short of architects to complete the project designs.
2018-12-18Thaneites over the age of 65 may get 50% discount on their TMT bus fare - Times of India
Thaneites over the age of 65 may get 50 discount on their TMT bus fare Thaneites over the age of 65 may get 50% discount on their TMT bus fare The Thane municipal transport (TMT) has proposed a 50% discount to senior citizens who are 65 years and above travelling on its buses which is likely to set back the fortunes of the undertaking by over Rs 5 crore annually. Dec 19, 2018, 04:32 IST THANE: The Thane municipal transport (TMT) has proposed a 50% discount to senior citizens who are 65 years and above travelling on its buses which is likely to set back the fortunes of the undertaking by over Rs 5 crore annually. As per plans, senior citizens carrying a valid ID proof issued by the Thane tehsildar office will be eligible for a 50% concession on all non-AC buses operated by the transport undertaking. As per plans, all senior citizens from Thane who are over 65 years will be entitled for a concession. The elders will have to seek an I-card after submitting their age proof at the nearest depot. The same can be secured online. The I-card will have to be flashed during each trip. The discount will be applicable on all travel within the city and also on TMT routes to and from Mumbai. However, the discounts will not be valid for AC buses. The proposal was tabled and finally approved in the transport committee meet held in November 2017 after considering most seniors could switch over to using TMT services. Currently, the TMT gives just 20% discount but no one has availed of this till date. Officials said that the quantum of discounts wasn’t as lucrative as its rivals that gave 50% to 75% discount for senior citizens. The MSRTC gives 50% discount, while the NMMT has a 75% rebate for seniors. The BEST also gives concessions on monthly and quarterly passes for elders. Accordingly, the Thane municipal transport undertaking has now also decided to latch on to the offer. “There are over 5,000 senior citizens in the city who may be travelling by various modes of transport. With this offer, we can lure them into travelling by TMT buses,” said an official. However, an analysis done by the department shows that by providing this discount the daily losses will be pegged at 1.30 lakh and the annual deficit will be over Rs 5.10 crore for the TMT. Activists have questioned if majority of seniors would prefer to travel at this age and suggested reducing the age limit which could then benefit a larger section of commuters.
2018-12-18Crematorium in Thane shut today for Modi's visit - United News of India
Crematorium in Thane shut today for Modi's visit Thane, Dec 18 (UNI) The crematorium within the limits of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corportion (KDMC) remained shut on Tuesday, as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi would be here for launching a numberof mega projects including the Metro project.
2018-12-18PM Modi lays foundation stone of Rs 33,000 crore Thane metro links, mass housing project - Free Press Journal
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Rs 33,000 crore Thane metro links, mass housing project December 18, 2018 05:22 PM Thane: Virtually kicking off the BJP campaign for 2019 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Congress governments for various lapses while laying foundation stones for Thane district Metro Rail and a mass housing project here on Tuesday. In Kalyan, Modi performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro corridor projects to ease the transportation problems in these bustling towns, at an estimated cost of around Rs 33,000 crore. Simultaneously, he also laid the foundation stone for an ambitious project to construct 90,000 homes for poor sections of society under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) to be completed within three years. Speaking on the occasion, he said Mumbai and Thane are expanding and exerting huge pressures on the local resources, especially road and rail transports. To mitigate the sufferings of the masses, many efforts have been taken up to improve the transport systems of the two cities in the past four-and-half years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, he said. “India is the world’s only country where urbanisation is taking place at a fast pace. Mumbai is the centre of economic activities and will further expand in the coming time. Hence transportation is a vital link to the development of any city or the country,” Modi pointed out. Targeting the previous Congress government, he said the first Metro project in Mumbai was taken up in 2006 and after eight years, only 11 km was started in 2014. “We don’t know why it was stuck. After 2014, we decided to increase the pace of laying Metro lines and the scale in the form of a Metro Net in the city. It will add 35 km within the next three years and between 2022 and 2024, Mumbai will have around 275 km of Metro network,” Modi said. To mark the Platinum Jubilee (75 years) of India’s Independence, he said the government is moving to ensure that every family in India has a permanent home to live. “The goal here is to build 90,000 new homes for the poor which I am told will be ready in three years. Maharashtra will get 800,000 new houses for the weaker sections under the PMAY. Under this, we are directly crediting Rs 250,000 loan into the bank accounts, besides helping the lower and middle classes to get bank housing loans,” Modi said. He said with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) getting notified in most states, Maharashtra became the first to implement it, and it has resulted in huge transparency in all housing deals, which did not exist in the past 70 years. “Around 35,000 real estate projects across India and 27,000 real estate agents have been registered under RERA. According to a report, the speed of buying new homes has doubled in the past seven-eight months compared to the previous year,” Modi pointed out. He reiterated that in the final four years of the previous UPA government, only 2.55 million homes were constructed, but in the past four years of the present NDA government, 12.50 million houses have been constructed under the PMAY. Present on the occasion were Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis besides other dignitaries and he later departed for Pune to lay the foundation stone for a Metro project there.
2018-12-18PM Modi lays foundation stone of Pune metro's phase 3 project - India TV News
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Pune metro's phase 3 project PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro 5 and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander metro 9 in Kalyan in Thane district. Updated: December 19, 2018 2:24 IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Maharashtra on Tuesday to make a strong pitch for his party ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. PM Modi launched infrastructure projects worth over Rs 41,000 crore in the state. PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro 5 and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander metro 9 in Kalyan in the neighbouring Thane district. The event also witnessed the launch of Navi Mumbai town planning authority City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) mass housing scheme worth Rs 18,000 crore, which offers around 89,771 homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Speaking at an event organised by English news channel Republic, PM Modi said underlined that India's image in the world has changed considerably in the last four years. He also took a dig at the Congress over the anti-Sikh riots and said that four years ago, no one would have ever imagined that a Congress leader will be convicted for his role in the riots. AS IT HAPPENED: # A delegation from the film and entertainment fraternity meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks for lower and uniform GST rates for the industry # PM Modi lays foundation stone of Pune metro's phase 3 project # PM Modi to lay down foundation stone for Pune metro's phase 3 shortly # Mumbai and Thane are those parts of India which have helped the nation realise its dreams. People coming from small towns&villages have made a name here for themselves & made India proud. Those born here & living here are large hearted & gave everyone a place in it: PM Modi in Thane # PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of two metro corridors — Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro and CIDCO housing scheme in Maharashtra # RK Laxman's works reflected the common man. He was truly timeless: PM Modi. # The country with the largest population of youngsters can't have small dreams: PM Modi? # Today, in the whole world, India's voice is taken seriously: PM Modi # I am here today in Mumbai- the city that never stops- and I want to say now that India is a country that never stops, says PM Modi # Four years ago, no one would have thought that a Congress leader would be convicted for his role in 1984 Sikh riots: PM # Surging India - The two words are the expression of 130 crore Indians: PM Modi # Till 2014, only 55% houses in the country had a gas connection. Imagine that. Our government is working towards finding permanent solutions & ending those practices that have held progress back for decades, says PM Modi # When companies used to be unable to repay loans, nothing used to happen to them and their owners. That's because since the start they had been given protection from probes by certain 'special people'. This has ended with the IBC: Later in another event, PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the proposed third metro line between Hinejwadi and Shivajinagar, being implemented by the Pune Metropolitan Authority (PMRDA) on a public-private partnership basis after the new metro policy. The Rs 8,416-crore 24.9-km long Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro-5 corridor is expected to carry around 2.29 lakh commuters daily in 2021, with the entire system designed for six-coach trains. The corridor will have 17 stations. The 10.3-km elevated Dahisar-Mira Bhayander metro-9 corridor, comprising eight stations, is expected to be completed by 2022, and the cost of the project is estimated at Rs 6,607 crore. Both the projects are being executed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). As per the proposal, metro-9 will be integrated with metro-7 (Dahisar to Andheri) and metro-2A (Dahisar and DN Road) as well as the Rs 3,600-crore Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) metro-10. “Out of the total project cost for metro-9, the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and civil works will be provided by the state government and MMRDA, which is around Rs 4,967.75 crore, while the cost of rolling stock and systems to the extent of Rs 1,639.25 crore is proposed to be met from loan assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency),” an MMRDA official said. The tendering process to appoint general consultants and contractors for civil works is in progress, and is expected to commence from March next year. “Currently, the suburbs of Mira-Bhayander are connected to Mumbai via the suburban railways. After the metro-9 corridor is constructed, commuters will be able to take metro up to Mira-Bhayander from south Mumbai,” the official said. At present, work on several metro corridors is underway across the megapolis, including Dahisar to DN Nagar metro-2A, DN Nagar to Mankhurd metro-2B, Andheri (East) to Dahisar metro-7 and Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro-3. The proposed Rs 8,313-crore 23-km long third metro line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar will connect busy information technology (IT) part with Shivajinagar, where the other two metro lines will also join. This project is being jointly executed by Tata Realty Infra and Siemens.
2018-12-18Thane: Burnt body of woman found in field - Times of India
Thane: Burnt body of woman found in field Dec 18, 2018, 15:58 IST THANE: A burnt body of an unidentified woman was found at a village in Thane, police said Tuesday. Some people from Pimplas village in Bhiwandi taluka spotted the body at a field on Monday and informed police. The local police rushed to the spot and sent the body for post-mortem, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. A burnt bangle, some hair clips, a pair of slippers and rings were also recovered at some distance from where the body was found, she said. A case was registered against unidentified culprits under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), she said, adding that a probe was into the incident and to ascertain the victim's identity.
2018-12-18PM lays stones for Thane Metro, mass housing project - The New Indian Express
PM lays stones for Thane Metro, mass housing project Speaking on the occasion, he said Mumbai and Thane are expanding and exerting huge pressures on the local resources, especially road and rail transports. Published: 18th December 2018 06:44 PM THANE: Virtually kicking off the BJP campaign for 2019 elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Congress governments for various lapses while laying foundation stones for Thane district Metro Rail and a mass housing project here on Tuesday. In Kalyan, Modi performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro corridor projects to ease the transportation problems in these bustling towns, at an estimated cost of around Rs 33,000 crore. Simultaneously, he also laid the foundation stone for an ambitious project to construct 90,000 homes for poor sections of society under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) to be completed within three years. Speaking on the occasion, he said Mumbai and Thane are expanding and exerting huge pressures on the local resources, especially road and rail transports. To mitigate the sufferings of the masses, many efforts have been taken up to improve the transport systems of the two cities in the past four-and-half years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, he said. "India is the world's only country where urbanisation is taking place at a fast pace. Mumbai is the centre of economic activities and will further expand in the coming time. Hence transportation is a vital link to the development of any city or the country," Modi pointed out. Targeting the previous Congress government, he said the first Metro project in Mumbai was taken up in 2006 and after eight years, only 11 km was started in 2014. "We don't know why it was stuck. After 2014, we decided to increase the pace of laying Metro lines and the scale in the form of a Metro Net in the city. It will add 35 km within the next three years and between 2022 and 2024, Mumbai will have have around 275 km of Metro network," Modi said. To mark the Platinum Jubilee (75 years) of India's Independence, he said the government is moving to ensure that every family in India has a permanent home to live. "The goal here is to build 90,000 new homes for the poor which I am told will be ready in three years. Maharashtra will get 800,000 new houses for the weaker sections under the PMAY. Under this, we are directly crediting Rs 250,000 loan into the bank accounts, besides helping the lower and middle classes to get bank housing loans," Modi said. He said with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) getting notified in most states, Maharashtra became the first to implement it, and it has resulted in huge transparency in all housing deals, which did not exist in the past 70 years. "Around 35,000 real estate projects across India and 27,000 real estate agents have been registered under RERA. According to a report, the speed of buying new homes has doubled in the past seven-eight months compared to the previous year," Modi pointed out. He reiterated that in the final four years of the previous UPA government, only 2.55 million homes were construction, but in the past four years of the present NDA government, 12.50 million houses have been constructed under the PMAY. Present on the occasion were Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis besides other dignitaries and he later departed for Pune to lay the foundation stone for a Metro project there.
2018-12-18Thane: Kin booked for thrashing man over property - Times of India
Thane: Kin booked for thrashing man over property Dec 18, 2018, 19:26 IST THANE: A case has been registered against kin of a 57-year-old resident of Thane for allegedly beating him up over a property dispute, the police said on Tuesday. The complainant, Ravindra Palekar, alleged that his son had leased out a plot owned by him to a tenant, but is now refusing to hand over the documents, a police official said. Naupada police on Monday evening filed an FIR against Palekar's wife Rajashri, son Ashay and daughter-in-law Jiya for attacking him. The complainant owns plots in various locations in Thane, Neral and Bhivpuri, according to police. Palekar claimed that his son had hurled hot coffee on his face in September this year during an argument over the issue. No arrest is made so far.
2018-12-18Narendra Modi inaugurates spate of projects in Mumbai and Pune, but faces boycott from BJP's ally Shiv Sena - Firstpost
Narendra Modi inaugurates spate of projects in Mumbai and Pune, but faces boycott from BJP's ally Shiv Sena Dec 18, 2018 21:17:55 IST Mumbai: The BJP's warring ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday chose to stay away from the inauguration of various projects by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai metropolitan region and Pune. The prime minister on Tuesday laid foundation stones for two metro lines — Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and the Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) at Kalyan in neighbouring Thane district. He also launched the Navi Mumbai town planning authority Cidco's (City & Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) mass-housing scheme worth Rs 18,000 crore. Later, the prime minister also laid the foundation stone of the phase three of Pune Metro. A senior Shiv Sena leader said since the party chief Uddhav Thackeray was not invited to the prime minister's events, Sena leaders and ministers decided to boycott his functions. "After we learnt that Uddhav Thackeray has not been invited, the party leaders decided to boycott all the functions of PM Modi in Maharashtra on Tuesday," he said. According to a BJP leader, an editorial in Sena's mouthpiece Saamana had not gone down well with his party's leadership. "There was a direct attack on Narendra Modi in an editorial in Saamana. Holding Modi responsible for the BJP's loss of power in three states has not gone down well with our leadership in the state as well as at the Centre," he said. Senior BJP leader and state Education Minister Vinod Tawde said, "We had invited everyone to the PM's functions as per the protocol. The ministers from Thane district and even members of Parliament (MPs) were invited." The minister hinted that Thackeray was not invited as he did not hold any constitutional post. Another Shiv Sena leader, however, pointed out that his party president had been invited for the foundation laying ceremony of Shivaji memorial attended by Modi in Mumbai two years back. "Thackeray was invited to the function, where the prime minister was present. He had even sat on the stage," he said. "If protocol is so important, then why does the BJP interpret it as per its own convenience?" the Sena leader asked. On Sunday, Uddhav Thackeray had performed the 'bhumi-pujan' or ground-breaking ceremony for the Rs 12,000-crore coastal road project, which no BJP leader or minister attended. A BJP leader had claimed that there was no invitation to even Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for the function organised by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, ruled by the Sena. Almost a year back, Thackeray had announced that his party would contest all the future elections alone. His party has been critical of the BJP and its top leadership over several issues. However, the BJP has been consistently terming Sena as its natural ally and warning it that contesting the polls separately could benefit the opposition parties.
2018-12-18Mumbai: Fire Breaks Out at Godown in Thane; no Casualties Reported - India.com News
Mumbai: Fire Breaks Out at Godown in Thane; no Casualties Reported Updated: December 18, 2018 4:42 PM IST New Delhi: A fire broke out at a godown in Rajlaxmi Complex in Bhiwandi of Thane, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and firefighting operation is underway. More details awaited. No casualties or injuries have been reported yet. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Panic gripped in the area due to the unfortunate incident. A thick cloud of smoke was seen emanating from the building. On Monday, eight people lost their lives in the blaze at a Mumbai hospital. A five-month-old baby girl was among the deceased at the fire at the government-run ESIC Kamgar hospital. The fire, caused by a suspected short-circuit, was first noticed in the upper floors of the five-storied building with a glass facade in the MIDC area — the industrial hub in the north-western suburb — around 4.15 PM. At least 12 fire tenders, 15 water tankers, and other specialized equipment were rushed to battle the blaze and those trapped were taken out via ladders from the third and fourth floors as the flames quickly spread. Meanwhile, Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar had announced Rs 10 lakh each as compensation for the next of the kin of those who died in the fire, a statement said. Mumbai has witnessed over a dozen major fires in residential and commercial premises this year, claiming over 50 lives and injuring several hundred, besides damage to properties worth crores of rupees.
2018-12-184 illegal structures demolished in Alibaug for CRZ violations - Times of India
4 illegal structures demolished in Alibaug for CRZ violations Dec 18, 2018, 19:48 IST MUMBAI: Raigad district administration on Tuesday demolished four illegal structures near Alibaug for violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms. The CRZ notification of the Environment Protection Act prohibits constructions within 500 metres of the high tide line. "We demolished four such structures on Tuesday. We had issued notices to owners of 58 properties for disregarding the CRZ norms. We have now started the demolition drive," district collector Dr Vijay Suryawanshi said. The demolition drive would continue for the next few days, he said. Besides these 58 properties, over 150 bungalows have been red-flagged over alleged CRZ violations. Their owners include corporate honchos.
2018-12-17HC: When will land acquisition begin in Thane for bullet train? - Times of India
HC: When will land acquisition begin in Thane for bullet train? Updated: Dec 18, 2018, 07:30 IST MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Monday asked the state government, National High Speed Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) and Thane city collector to inform by when they would initiate land acquisition proceedings in Mumbra and Thane for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The high court had suggested a settlement over the acquisition cost between developer Atlanta Ltd and NHSRCL. But Mukesh Vashi, counsel for Atlanta Ltd, informed a bench of Justices Ranjit More and Revati Mohite-Dere that no settlement was reached. In May, the Thane Municipal Corporation had issued a notice to Atlanta Ltd to stop work on constructions coming up on a three-hectare plot near Munbra as it was reserved for the bullet train project. In September, the firm had challenged the notice in court. Vashi said there was no settlement as the amount was as per the state norms when it should be as per the Fair Compensation Act. He said the authority wasn’t ready and pointed out that it was the fifth hearing in the matter. Let the acquisition process otherwise begin, he said. The high court said the NHSRCL can’t change track alignment now, so they will have to acquire the land. “It is best to sit together and settle the matter,” said the bench. Vashi said that two buildings had come up and 291 flats sold and possession given. He said the brochure promised other amenities which if not given will be in breach of law . The high court seemed to agree and sought to know from NHSRCL and Thane city collector by when they would initiate proceedings for land acquisition. It posted the petition for next hearing in January after vacation.
2018-12-17Thane Man Throws Neighbour’s Pet Cat From 16th Floor; Netizens Furious - LatestLY
Thane Man Throws Neighbour’s Pet Cat From 16th Floor; Netizens Furious Viral Madhurima Sarkar Dec 17, 2018 12:42 PM IST 0 Shares Pet Cat Died on the Spot (Photo Credits: @peoplewithpawsandwings Hom/ Facebook) Violent crimes against animals including cats and dogs are increasing at an alarming rate. And the saddest part is that most of the cases are never reported. Hence, it is difficult to calculate just how common they are. Thanks to the animal rights groups and pet-loving netizens that such instances of cruelty are highlighted and brought to public notice. A recent horrific incident against a pet cat, which was flung from the 16th-floor balcony by an irate man, is going viral on Facebook. The incident highlights the urgency to monitor the animal exploitation cases strictly. Dog in Pakistan Wrapped in PTI Flag, Shot Dead; Ghastly Video Going Viral.  According to a Facebook post, which was first shared by the People with Paws and Wings, an official page to raise awareness of the stray animals, a pet cat belonging to a certain Abdul Shaikh accidentally appeared at the accused Shivram Panchal's door on the 16th floor of the building in Thane. Seeing the feline, the man became furious. Panchal at first beat the Persian cat with a wooden stick and eventually threw it outside from the 16th-floor passage window. The housemaid who is the sole witness of the incident, struggled to stop him, but failed to rescue the cat. Bestiality in Washington: Man Sexually Assaults Dying Beaver, Police Arrested Him for Animal Cruelty.  The cat, falling from such height, reportedly died. An FIR was launched against the Panchal. The maid identified as Lalita bravely narrated the entire tragic incident in front of the police. The FIR Launched Against Panchal FIR Launched Against Mr Panchal (Photo Credits: @peoplewithpawsandwingsHom/ Facebook) The Mumbai-based organisation informed that the complaint was launched under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Animals Cruelty Act 11(A) and all the further proceedings are on. But a recent report in TOI stated that Panchal is out on bail, on account of being a senior citizen.  Three Men Had Sex With Horses, Cows, Goats & Dogs for Five Years Faces 1,400 Charges of Beastiality at Pennsylvania.  The Detailed Complaint Launched Against Mr Panchal FIR Against Mr Panchal (Photo Credits: @peoplewithpawsandwingsHom/ Facebook) Bringing an act of animal torture into the spotlight through social media incites a host of questions. Angry netizens shared the post over 2,000 times so far (still counting), naming and shaming the man. Some even went on to share Panchal’s Facebook profile urging the users to report him. It won’t be wrong to say that this is one incident out of many which have been happening regularly but are not brought to notice. A lack of empathy is not the only issue but witnessing and not reporting the cases also become hurdles.
2018-12-17TMC proposes dedicated fire station for Kalwa, Parsik areas - Times of India
TMC proposes dedicated fire station for Kalwa, Parsik areas The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has proposed to construct a full-flegded fire station at Kalwa to ensure timely response to any emergency reported in the densely populated suburb and neighbouring localities of Parsik and Kharegaon. Updated: Dec 18, 2018, 07:24 IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has proposed to construct a full-fledged fire station at Kalwa to ensure timely response to any emergency reported in the densely populated suburb and neighbouring localities of Parsik and Kharegaon. According to the plan, the facility spanning over 16,000 sq ft is likely to come up on a reserved plot in Khare village and will cater to all emergencies reported in this part of the suburb. Presently, all emergencies are tackled by the Jawhar Baugh fire station in Thane and often there is a considerable delay in response time to facilities at Kalwa and Parsik. A review of the requirement of fire stations was done by the fire fighting department recently following the proposal of setting up the station here was finalized. An official from the directorate of the Maharashtra fire services said that as per the standard advisory council criteria having a fire fighting station for every population of 50,000 is mandatory. The city presently requires 14 fire stations but has just seven operational while the work on constructing the rest is under planning process or execution, said officials. Accordingly, the civic body has drafted a Rs 5.40 crore proposal to construct the fire station that will comprise of a ground plus two storeyed building. The ground floor will have a porch for parking four fire fighters and quick response vehicles, control room while the upper storeys will have administrative offices along with restrooms for the staff. A recreation area and ground for conducting daily drills will also be made available at the facility. A proposal has been put up for approval of the TMC general body that will meet late this week. Once the approval is sought, the tenders for the project will be floated and ensured the work is taken up for execution, said officials. “The suburbs of Kalwa needed a proper fire fighting facility since a very long time. Presently, if there is any emergency, then the vehicles have to rush from Thane which often delays the rescue process. There are many high rises here which require hi-tech facilities too. Constructing the facility right here in Parsik will reduce the response time and ensure timely rescue during emergencies,” said a resident. The facility spanning over 16,000 sq ft is likely to come up on a reserved plot in Khare village and will cater to all emergencies reported in this part of the suburb. Presently, all emergencies are tackled by the Jawhar Baugh fire station.
2018-12-17PM Modi in Mumbai today, to lay foundation stones for Thane-Mumbai and Pune Metros - The New Indian Express
PM Modi in Mumbai today, to lay foundation stones for Thane-Mumbai and Pune Metros The Shiv Sena also took revenge of sorts by going ahead with the foundation laying ceremony of Mumbai coastal road on Sunday. Published: 18th December 2018 01:38 AM Last Updated: 18th December 2018 05:32 AM MUMBAI: In a whirlwind tour of Maharashtra on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stones for Thane-Mumbai and Pune Metros and a housing scheme for the economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income groups (LIG) at Kalyan and Pune in Maharashtra. PM Modi, who will arrive in the city in the morning, is also scheduled to release a book at Raj Bhavan and participate in the Republic Conclave in the first half of the day. His tour has come under criticism from the BJP’s ruling ally Shiv Sena, for its President Uddhav Thackeray has been kept away from the official program at Thane-Kalyan and Pune. Shiv Sena controls both the Thane and Kalyan-Dombivali municipal corporations, and hence the Shiv Sena leadership was expecting a place alongside PM Modi during. The Shiv Sena also took revenge of sorts by going ahead with the foundation laying ceremony of Mumbai coastal road on Sunday. The foundation stone was kept at the hands of Uddhav Thackeray while Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was not invited to the programme. While PM Modi would be inaugurating various projects in Kalyan and Pune between 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, BJP national president Amit Shah would be in the city to address party cadres on Wednesday. While the party's poor show in the three states it ruled is being blamed on the laid-back attitude that has sneaked in among cadres, Amit Shah will only meeting only legislators during his visit. There too, some of the party he is likely to face the wrath of disgruntled party MLAs like Anil Gote, who had recently announced his resignation after he was sidelined in local municipal elections.
2018-12-17Thane Central Jail: 3 booked for assaulting another inmate - United News of India
Thane Central Jail: 3 booked for assaulting another inmate Thane, Dec 17 (UNI) Three undertrials lodged in Thane Central Jail were booked by the Thane Nagar Police Station over the alleged charges of physically assaulting another inmate,the police said on Monday. Offences against the three accused have been registered under sections 326,323,504 read with 34 of IPC. According to police, the accused-Habibullah, Mousin, and Shamsuddhin who are suspects in an attempt to murder case were arrested by Jogeshwari Police in April 2018 and were transferred to the jail here. On December 14, the accused indulged in a verbal spat with another inmate-Danish Sayyed (22) over a petty issue but the scuffle ended with no harm to either of the persons. To extract revenge over the issue,the trio verbally provoked the youth on December 16 and later assaulted him with wooden rods and bricks, leaving him severely wounded.
2018-12-17Fed up of next-door cat straying into his flat, Thane man hurls it to death from 16th floor - Times of India
Fed up of next-door cat straying into his flat, Thane man hurls it to death from 16th floor Fed up of next-door cat straying into his flat, Thane man hurls it to death from 16th floorNishikant Karlikar | TNN | Updated: Dec 17, 2018, 17:55 ISTTHANE: Fed up of the "nuisance" caused by a neighbour's pet feline, a Thane resident allegedly flung the Persian cat to its death from the 16th floor of his building on Friday. The man, Shivram Panchal (64) claimed that the cat often sneaked into his flat and he feared for the safety of a baby in his house. He was arrested and released on bail. The death of the one-year-old furry feline, Sonu, has caused much grief to the family of its master, Gani Shaikh (65), who lives in Everest Countryside Complex in Kasarwadavli. The cat's carcass was found on the ground caked in blood. Later, when it was taken upstairs to Shaikh's flat, his other pets -eight other Persian cats and a Labrador-kept circling around the dead feline. The cats kept mewing incessantly, refusing to move away from their dead companion, said a neighbour of the Shaikh family. The police said that a domestic help of a neighbour, Lalita Gaikwad, sensed trouble when she saw Panchal storm out of his flat and walk towards an open gap, holding Sonu who was struggling to set itself free. "The maid requested Panchal not to harm the cat," said senior inspector Datta Dhole of Kasarwadavali police station. "She even tried to stop him, but Panchal was in no mood to listen and just dropped the cat." Shaikh alleged that Panchal often picked up fights with his family due to the pets they kept. He said he had rescued Sonu more than a year ago from an eatery along the Mumbra highway where it had been tethered. "It was in a critical condition and so I requested the restaurant owner to let me adopt it," Gani said. "I got Sonu home and treated him. Sonu soon became a part of our family." Read this story in Marathi Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Shocking- Doctor lost 35kg with this easy 100% natural trick Good Life NutritionBook Brigade Panorama, Mysore Rd & drive away a Tata Tiago! Brigade GroupMahogany @Parkwest, easy access to everything in Binnypet. Parkwest by Shapoorji PallonjiStudy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityZero Commission Plans are better than Mutual Funds & FDs CoverfoxPromise Kiya! Ab Plan Karo. Get 1 Cr Life Cover @Rs 365* p.m Canara HSBC OBC Life Ins.Sridevi Bungalow - Official TeaserThe Times Of India
2018-12-17Bullet train: When would land acquisition start in Thane? HC asks NHSRCL, Collector - Economic Times
Bullet train: When would land acquisition start in Thane? HC asks NHSRCL, Collector Dec 17, 2018, 05.47 PM IST The bench on Monday suggested the parties to settle the matter amicably. MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court Monday asked the National High Speed Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and the Thane city collector to file an affidavit stating by when they would initiate land acquisition proceedings in Mumbra area for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The court also suggested a construction company at Mumbra township in the neighbouring Thane district and the NHSRCL to consider settling the matter of land acquisition. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Revati Mohite-Dere was hearing a petition filed by the construction firm 'Atlanta Limited', challenging a notice to stop work on a land now reserved for the bullet train project. The company had moved HC in September against a notice issued on May 2 by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), asking it to stop the construction work on its three hectare land near Mumbra. According to the notice, the building was coming up on the land reserved for the bullet train project spread across three districts of Maharashtra. The bench on Monday suggested the parties to settle the matter amicably. "They (NHSRCL) cannot change the alignment of the track now. So, eventually they will have to acquire land. It is best to sit together and settle the matter. The authorities will pay the company compensation as per fair market price," Justice More said. Senior counsel M M Vashi, appearing for the petitioner, told HC that they were ready to settle the matter. The bench then sought to know from the NHSRCL and the Thane city collector by when it would initiate proceedings for land acquisition. It posted the petition for next hearing on January 14. According to the petition, the company has already constructed two residential towers on the land and work on the the third tower is underway. Vashi said the project was issued commencement certificate and all other requisite permissions were taken. The Centre's ambitious Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in September last year. The bullet train will run at a speed of 320-350 kmph, with 12 stations across its 500 km stretch. For the project, around 1,400 hectares of land will be acquired in Gujarat and Maharashtra, 1,120 hectares of which is privately owned. Around 6,000 land owners will have to be compensated.
2018-12-17Bullet train: When would land acquisition start in Thane? Bombay High Court asks NHSRCL, Collector - Republic World
Bullet Train: When Would Land Acquisition Start In Thane? Bombay High Court Asks NHSRCL, Collector Published: December 17, 2018 16:45 IST The Bombay High Court Monday asked the National High Speed Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and the Thane city collector to file an affidavit stating by when they would initiate land acquisition proceedings in Mumbra area for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project The court also suggested a construction company at Mumbra township in the neighbouring Thane district and the NHSRCL to consider settling the matter of land acquisition A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Revati Mohite-Dere was hearing a petition filed by the construction firm 'Atlanta Limited', challenging a notice to stop work on a land now reserved for the bullet train project. The company had moved HC in September against a notice issued on May 2 by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), asking it to stop the construction work on its three hectare land near Mumbra. According to the notice, the building was coming up on the land reserved for the bullet train project spread across three districts of Maharashtra. The bench on Monday suggested the parties to settle the matter amicably. "They (NHSRCL) cannot change the alignment of the track now. So, eventually they will have to acquire land. It is best to sit together and settle the matter. The authorities will pay the company compensation as per fair market price," Justice More said. Senior counsel M M Vashi, appearing for the petitioner, told HC that they were ready to settle the matter. The bench then sought to know from the NHSRCL and the Thane city collector by when it would initiate proceedings for land acquisition. It posted the petition for next hearing on January 14. According to the petition, the company has already constructed two residential towers on the land and work on the third tower is underway. Vashi said the project was issued commencement certificate and all other requisite permissions were taken. The Centre's ambitious Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in September last year. The bullet train will run at a speed of 320-350 kmph, with 12 stations across its 500 km stretch. For the project, around 1,400 hectares of land will be acquired in Gujarat and Maharashtra, 1,120 hectares of which is privately owned. Around 6,000 land owners will have to be compensated.
2018-12-17Modi to launch development projects in Thane, Pune - Deccan Herald
Modi to launch development projects in Thane, Pune UPDATED: DEC 17 2018, 20:00PM IST Setting development as agenda for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will lay the foundation stone for a series of projects in Mumbai and Pune to launch the BJP campaign in Maharashtra. The prime minister will lay the foundation stone for the two Metro lines of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) at the Vasudev Balwant Phadke Ground, near Subhash Nagar, Kalyan-West in Thane district. He will also launch a mega housing scheme of the City Industrial and Development Corporation Ltd (CIDCO). These dwellings come under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In another event in Pune, Modi will lay the foundation stone for Metro Phase–3 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Stadium at Balevadi. In Kalyan, he will take part in the ground-breaking ceremony of Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 and Dahisar-Mira-Bhayandar Metro-9 corridors. This is Modi’s first visit to Maharashtra after the BJP lost Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The visit also comes at a time when Shiv Sena and BJP are at loggerheads over another issue. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has not been extended an invitation for the Kalyan event. The organisers, MMRDA and CIDCO, come under direct supervision of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Peeved with the exclusion, the Sena-controlled Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation did not invite BJP leaders for the inauguration of the coastal road project, which was held on Sunday. The Kalyan event is significant as Fadnavis, in the last over four years, had given a major push to the infrastructure development of the MMR.
2018-12-17Mumbai's Metro-5 Being Pushed With Eye On 2019 Polls: NCP Lawmaker - NDTV News
Mumbai's Metro-5 Being Pushed With Eye On 2019 Polls: NCP Lawmaker Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Tuesday lay the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro-5 line. Updated: December 17, 2018 17:56 IST THANE: NCP leader and legislator Jitendra Awhad Monday said the BJP government in Maharashtra has organised the foundation stone laying ceremony of Mumbai metro's fifth line with an eye on the 2019 elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Tuesday lay the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro-5 line. Mr Awhad said the BJP-led government in the state and the centre are showing undue haste in pushing with the Rs. 8,416 crore 24.9-km long corridor. Addressing a news conference, the MLA from Mumbra-Kalwa constituency in Thane district said the corridor has been planned by the government in such a way that it overlooks the transport needs of a vast population. He said the government has been giving a "step motherly" treatment when it comes to providing facilities to the people of Kalwa, Mumbra and Diva areas of the district. The metro-5 corridor should have been on the Mumbra-Kalwa-Shil Phata route to better serve population in these areas, Mr Awhad said. The entire alignment of metro-5 is wrong and it is being pushed only with an eye on the next year's elections, the NCP legislator said.
2018-12-17Thane commuters leave early to reach on time, over five hours spent travelling - Osburn Oracle
Thane commuters leave early to reach on time, over five hours spent travelling December 17, 2018 THANE: In order to beat the peak hour rush and make sure that they reach offices in time, Thane city residents have turned their clocks almost an hour ahead and have scheduled their commute accordingly. The denizens who commute by their private vehicles or even the ones using public transport are now cutting down on their sleep as they have to wake up in order to leave sooner. They claimed that the bad road condition, diversion due to repair work at Mumbra bypass has made their travel worse as there is always huge . Few have even got marks so often that they have lost some part of their salary due as regular has led to them being marked absent at work. “Earlier when I used to travel towards Mumbai, I used to leave around 7:45am as it used to take only half an hour to cross the toll plaza. Since over a month I have been leaving home half-an-hour early in order to make sure that I reach in time, but sometimes when the congestion gets worse especially if a trailer breaks down then I get a little delayed,” said Gaurav Bhatnagar, resident of Waghbil. Many felt helpless that they have to take the Eastern Express Highway everyday as there is no other alternative, as reaching till Thane station and then boarding an overcrowded train is equally stressful. The even added as to how their life has become hectic as they are juggling between office and time spent in snarls, due to which they are missing out on family time as they leave home early and reach late. “I have to wake up at around 6 am so that I could do all the household chores and get ready and leave at sharp 8 am, as even a minute delay could be troublesome. It takes me over two hours to reach Andheri from Thane, while earlier in the month of March, I used to reach easily in less than an hour, but now that is not even possible on a Saturday. Daily almost five hours of my day goes into travelling, I cannot even commute by train as I have health issues and have been advised to travel by car. Also my children have been complaining that I haven’t spent any time with them as I come home around 9:30pm, by that time they are almost heading to bed,” said Sheetal Gaikwad. The denizens stated that they have given hope from all the government bodies as they are facing the congestion problem since over a month now and nothing has been done for the relief of commuters. They added that the toll waiver is of no use as it had not helped decreasing the congestion.
2018-12-17Thane: Rs 59 lakh payout for kin of cop killed by bus driver - Osburn Oracle
Thane: Rs 59 lakh payout for kin of cop killed by bus driver December 17, 2018 THANE: Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) directed Thane Municipal Transport () undertaking to pay Rs 59 lakh to the kin of a traffic police constable mowed down by a driver two years back. MACT member RN Rokade directed TMT to pay the along with 8% interest from the date of claim to the family of Chandrakant Salunkhe (43). His elderly parents, two daughters and widow moved the tribunal in 2016, demanding compensation as the death had occurred due to rash and negligent driving by the driver of the bus heading to Mira Road. Advocate Natha Jadhav told the tribunal that Salunkhe was on duty at Gaimukh naka, Ghodbunder Road, on March 11, 2016. “Salunkhe stopped a tempo that switched to the wrong side of the road, when the bus knocked him down and rammed into the tempo. The then dashed a truck,” the court was told. The bus driver was prosecuted under sections of IPC, including 304, 279, 337, 338 and 427, and under section 134A and B of Motor Vehicle Act by Kasarwadavali police. Sources said the driver committed suicide some months later. The family’s legal team told the tribunal that the deceased was earning nearly Rs 36,498 per month and all applicants were legal heirs and his dependants. The insurance company’s legal team pointed out several flaws in the evidence the family produced in court and argued that the bus was not at fault. The tribunal directed TMT to pay Rs 59.2 lakh, which includes Rs 58.5 lakh for loss of dependency, Rs40,000 for loss of consortium and Rs15,000 each towards loss of estate and funeral expenses.
2018-12-17Baby girl delivered at Thane station, second case in two months - Osburn Oracle
Baby girl delivered at Thane station, second case in two months December 17, 2018 THANE: A woman a girl at on Tuesday night, en route to the hospital. This is the second delivery in two months at Thane station. Railway officials said Harjeet Kaur, a resident of , was travelling from her maternal home in Diva to Kalwa CSM hospital around 10.30pm as she was due for delivery. Kaur, her sister and mother boarded a fast train from platform 2. As soon as the train was nearing Thane, she went into labour. The family started wailing, attracting the attention of passengers in the near-empty ladies coach. “Some passengers alerted the railway helpline and arranged for a medical team at Thane station to attend to Kaur as the train pulled into platform 4,” said Rajendra Shirtode, senior inspector, Thane railway police. After examining her condition, doctors from the Re1 clinic at the station decided to take her to the medical room adjoining platform 2, where they helped deliver the baby, a railway official at Thane said. After treatment, Kaur and her newborn were sent to the Civil hospital in Thane along with a constable and a railway staffer. The condition of the baby and mother is normal, said doctors. “My wife was expecting and was registered with CSM hospital for a normal delivery. My in-laws were taking her to hospital when she experienced labour pain. We are happy to welcome the newborn to our family,” said Harjeet’s husband Manjeet, a driver. Experts have called for better medical facilities in the distant suburbs so that pregnant women do not have to travel far-off for deliveries.
2018-12-17Thane: Fix roads or no votes, commuters tell agencies through campaign - Osburn Oracle
Thane: Fix roads or no votes, commuters tell agencies through campaign December 17, 2018 THANE: Fed up with the daily commute through the pothole-studded congested roads, a group of residents from Hiranandani Estate have launched an online civil protest, #FixRoadsElseNoVotes, to push the authorities to take some action. The abundance of potholes across the inner roads and highways, or the influx of heavy vehicles and the development projects taking place in the city over the past few months have thrown the out of gear with many forced to spend hours during their commute to work. “We waste four to five hours of our day only during our commute. Despite the amount of taxes and toll we pay, we are provided with bad pothole-filled roads. The heavy vehicle traffic and metro and flyover projects have added to the chaos. To make things worse there is no proper traffic management,” said Rajesh Bhasin, a Hiranandani Estate resident, who has been tweeting about these issues to various government agencies. After these strings of tweets and complaints to various ministers and government agencies went unheard, the citizens of the area decided it was essential to start a movement to bring their plight to the government’s attention. “A few of my carpooling companions and I were discussing these issues and knew that there were many others who were facing similar problems. We immediately started the #FixRoadsElseNoVotes , created a memorandum where we jotted down all the struggles we face daily because of bad roads and traffic snarls and shared it on all the carpooling groups we were part of,” added Bhasin. “Over the weekend, we started a signature campaign where we shared this memorandum with people across the city and Mumbai Metropolitan Region and asked them to join our movement. We also noted some suggestions for the government, including the deployment of more traffic wardens, speedy work on potholes, etc. Till Wednesday we received over 1,500 signatures. We will be submitting this list to each and every government body,” he added. While these groups have already started taking over digital media platforms by posting around 20 tweets and hour on the traffic congestion, or updating traffic statuses at various junctures on WhatsApp and Facebook to warn others, they have also planned a silent protest or blinker campaign to shed some light on these issues on Friday morning. We will take all the highways and drive according to proper traffic rules,” said Ashish Sawant, a Waghbil resident who will be coordinating the assembly point at Dongipada. “We will keep blinkers or hazard lights on till we cross the toll to get the attention of politicians and government agencies who have been ignoring us,” added Sawant.
2018-12-17PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Thane Metro today - Daily Pioneer
PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Thane Metro today Tuesday, 18 December 2018 As part of a busy schedule drawn up for him during his day-long visit to Maharashtra on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone for upcoming first-ever Metro Corridors in Thane district. He will also launch a housing scheme of 90,000 homes and also perform “bhoomi puja” for Pune Metro Rail Phase-3. At Kalyan in the neighbouring Thane district, Modi will lay foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro corridor projects to ease the transportation problems in the two urban pockets located in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. He will also launch a housing scheme of 90,000 homes for the poor sections of society at the same venue, constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Modi will later head to Pune, where he will perform ground breaking ceremony for the Pune Metro Rail Phase 3 and address a public meeting. Earlier in the morning, the Prime Minister would speak at the Republic Summit organised by Republic TV, a private news channel. Subsequently, Modi will he will release a book entitled ‘Timeless Laxman’ based on the life and little known facets of the legendary cartoonist, the late R K Laxman, at Raj Bhavan. The book has been penned by his daughter-in-law, Usha Srinivas Laxman. It may be recalled that Laxman — best known for his creation The Common Man for his daily cartoon strip, “ You Said it “You Said It” in The Times of India which started in 1951—passed away at a Pune hospital on January 26, 2015. Modi, who will arrive in Mumbai at 8 am on Tuesday, will wind up his day-long visit to Maharashtra after addressing a public rally at Pune late in the evening.
2018-12-17Trio booked for cheating 150 SHG women of Rs 1L - Times of India
Trio booked for cheating 150 SHG women of Rs 1L Dec 18, 2018, 08:11 IST PUNE: Three people from Thane were booked on Sunday for allegedly duping as many as 150 women, all members of a self-help group (SHG), to the tune of Rs 1.09 lakh. The suspects-one woman and two men promised the SHG women financial aid to start various small businesses like candle making and paper plate making. The suspects had approached the SHG with a proposal regarding the same and took over Rs 700 from each member. However, they never delivered on their promise. A 35-year-old woman, who is a resident of Hadapsar, lodged a complaint with the Bharati Vidyapeeth police on Saturday. The SHG’s office is in Katraj and many women from the neighbourhood, especially those from economically backward, families are a part of it. The SHG is involved in various activities to help the poor women and provide them with a source of income. The trio approached the SHG office in June this year. They claimed that they ran a trust in Thane which supported such initiatives financially. The trust officials also said they were involved in the well-being of the poor people. The members of the SHG were impressed when the suspects showed them their work in Thane and Mumbai. After the demonstration, the trust members said they will arrange for a workshop to impart training to the women on making incense sticks (agarbatti), candles, paper plates, etc. The suspects said the skills would generate additional income for the women, the complaint stated. The trio charged over Rs 700 per woman to give them training and they paid them Rs 1.09 lakh in total.
2018-12-16Thane Man Arrested For Allegedly Throwing, Killing Cat From Highrise Flat - NDTV News
Thane Man Arrested For Allegedly Throwing, Killing Cat From Highrise Flat The incident occurred on November 14, when the accused allegedly held the cat by its scruff and flung it outside the window, the official said. Updated: December 16, 2018 23:49 IST THANE: A 64-year-old resident of Ghodbunder Road in Thane was arrested today for allegedly killing a cat by throwing it from his 14th floor flat last month, the police said. Kasarwadavli police has filed a case against the accused, identified as Shivram Panchal, under section 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC and under Cruelty to Animals Act,1960. He said the Persian cat belonged to his neighbour. According to a police official, Panchal got irritated as the cat used to frequent his apartment. The incident occurred on November 14, when he allegedly held the cat by its scruff and flung it outside the window, the official said. The incident was witnessed by his domestic help, he said.
2018-12-16Thane: Man kills cat by throwing it from highrise flat, held - Times of India
Thane: Man kills cat by throwing it from highrise flat, held Dec 16, 2018, 23:22 IST THANE: A 64-year-old resident of Ghodbunder Road in Thane was arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing a cat by throwing it from his 14th floor flat last month, police said. Kasarwadavli police has booked the accused, identified as Shivram Panchal, under section 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC and under Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. He said the Persian cat belonged to his neighbour. According to a police official, Panchal got irritated as the cat used to frequent his apartment. The incident occurred on November 14, when he allegedly held the cat by its scruff and flung it outside the window, the official said. The incident was witnessed by his domestic help, he said.
2018-12-16TMC on toes to tackle mosquito menace in city - Times of India
TMC on toes to tackle mosquito menace in city Dec 16, 2018, 22:45 IST Thane: In an attempt to tackle the growing mosquito menace since the past few weeks in the city, the civic administration has been undertaking an array of measures like fumigation, spraying etc. in various pockets of the city. The experts have attributed this rise of these insects to the growing construction sites in the city. They stated that almost everywhere in the city construction of buildings, flyovers, metro etc. is underway and these sites always have puddle of water lying around which act as breeding spots to mosquitos. “Mosquitos are cold blooded and they breed during warm temperature but due to the growing construction sites even in winter these insects are currently been seen. For these insects even a small puddle is enough to lay over thousand eggs. So if water is accumulated at a construction site or even at homes in a tiny bowl or plate, they lay their eggs and breed. During monsoon the cases are not much as the rains destroy the breeding spots but post monsoon especially during October there is a minor rise as there are puddles and even the temperature is adequate for breeding but usually the number goes down in winter,” said a senior officer from the district malaria office. The health department at the municipal corporation is making sure to conduct fogging and spraying regularly and are also focusing on attacking the breeding spots so that there is no increase in the number of these insects. “We make sure that spraying is done on weekly basis and fogging is done once in three weeks in various pockets of the city. Usually the mosquito menace goes down during the winter but if we come across any complaints we conduct special drives in those areas. Regular rounds are taken even in slum wherein people are asked not to store water for more than seven days. There are around 210 people who are on the field making sure to get rid of the breeding spots and even attacking the mosquitos,” said Dr. Ram Kendre, medical health officer at TMC. The city based doctors stated that while they are currently not getting any cases of any mosquito-borne diseases, they might start getting patients once the temperature rises and the number of mosquitos increase even further. The doctors hence have advised citizens to take precautionary measures to keep mosquitos at bay and also to make sure there is no stagnant water which could be a breeding spot for the mosquitos. “Even if the temperature rises a little, we start getting patients suffering from dengue, malaria, chickungunia etc. Anopheles mosquito, which causes malaria breeds on clean but flowing water bites during night. Aedes, which breeds on clean and still water bites during morning and Culex mosquitoes which causes Filariasis, also known as Elephant’s foot breeds on dirty water and bites during mid-night,” said Dr. Anjan Mangalvedhekar, general physician. While the civic officials are up on their toes the citizens are doing their bit by performing home remedies to get rid of these insects. We focus on destroying the breeding spots by spraying oil in the stagnant water which forms a layer and there is no oxygen left for mosquitos due to which they die. Also, in some water we release guppy fish in the water so that they eat the larvae.
2018-12-16Maharashtra's Drive against Drug Addiction: Thane cops connect with collegians to curb drug menace - Daily News & Analysis
Maharashtra's Drive against Drug Addiction: Thane cops connect with collegians to curb drug menace Updated: Dec 16, 2018, 08:06 PM IST Thane police have connected with several colleges here for a mass awareness drive among youth on the dangers of drug addiction, a senior police official said Sunday. The drive began last week and officials, as well as the constabulary, have begun visiting colleges to speak to students there as part of the campaign, he said. Mumbai police took Twitter to spread the word about the drug addiction awareness drive. The drive, which began at Dr Bedekar College here, is expected to go on till December 19, police said. "We are roping in 25 colleges with 7500 students for the drive. We intend to make it into a year-long mission. One constable will act as a nodal officer for each college and will meet student volunteers to get details of the drug network, addicts, points of supply etc," Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar told PTI Sunday.
2018-12-16Maha: Thane cops connect with collegians to curb drug menace - Business Standard
Maha: Thane cops connect with collegians to curb drug menace Last Updated at December 16, 2018 14:15 IST Thane police have connected with several colleges here for a mass awareness drive among youth on the dangers of drug addiction, a senior police official said Sunday. The drive began last week and officials as well as the constabulary have begun visiting colleges to speak to students there as part of the campaign, he said. The drive, which began at Dr Bedekar College here, is expected to go on till December 19, police said. "We are roping in 25 colleges with 7500 students for the drive. We intend to make it into a year-long mission. One constable will act as a nodal officer for each college and will meet student volunteers to get details of the drug network, addicts, points of supply etc," Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar told PTI Sunday.
2018-12-16Sr citizen, duo suffer injuries after being hit by cars in separate cases - Times of India
Sr citizen, duo suffer injuries after being hit by cars in separate cases Dec 16, 2018, 22:47 IST Thane: A senior citizen and two others suffered injuries in two separate incidents of hit-and-run in Kalwa on Saturday. While one mishap took place near Mafatlal colony in Gholai Nagar area the other one occurred near Kharegoan toll plaza. In the first incident, senior citizen Veena Patankar was traveling with her daughter-in-law on their two-wheeler when a speeding car dashed them. “The women who are residents of Gholai Nagar were returning home around 8.45 pm near Mafatlal colony when they met with an accident. The car driver was unable to control his vehicle and rammed into the two-wheeler,” said a police official from Kalwa police station. A complaint was registered. Hritik Bhosle (19), the car driver has been booked for causing hurt and endangering the life of others. The second accident was reported late on Saturday night. Nishant Patil (29) a resident of Kharegaon was traveling with his relative Mayuresh Patil when the duo sustained injuries after being flung off their bike upon getting hit by a speeding car. Police said the duo was commuting towards Shankar temple at Kharegoan junction when a four-wheeler dashed into them. A complaint was registered and the unidentified driver has been booked by the Kalwa police.
2018-12-15'10km buffer zone around Thane bird sanctuary' – The Moveefy - The Moveefy
‘10km buffer zone around Thane bird sanctuary‘ December 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. “However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From , proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received,” it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but “no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries”. It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as “protected”. The Moveefy Headlines Business Economy Finance About US Our Team Contact ‘10km buffer zone around Thane bird sanctuary‘ Posted by Edward Rupert on December 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. “However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From , proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received,” it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but “no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries”. It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as “protected”. Download The Times of India for Latest . About US Our Team Contact US Privacy Policy Comment Policy Copyright © 2019 — The Moveefy. All Rights Reserved.
2018-12-15Thane: Housewife, lover held for strangling husband, dumping his body in nullah - Times of India
Thane: Housewife, lover held for strangling husband, dumping his body in nullah Thane police arrested a housewife and her paramour for strangling her husband, a barber, to death and dumping his body in a nullah in Kalwa. Dec 16, 2018, 04:01 IST THANE: The police arrested a housewife and her paramour for strangling her husband, a barber, to death and dumping his body in a nullah in Kalwa here. They said that on December 9, the body of Tajbabu Salmani (32) was found behind Mafatlal slum colony. His wife Rubina and Prahlad Rajput aka Pintu (28), a barber, were arrested. "Initially, as the body could not be identified, police formed four teams," said assistant commissioner of police Ramesh Dhumal. When the victim confronted the accused, they said the woman sat on his legs, while her paramour strangled him with a hard spring. Police learnt that a couple was spotted in that area, looking for room on rent. This led them to the identification of the victim, a resident of another slum colony in Kalwa. A person who knew the woman confirmed that the victim and his wife used to quarrel frequently and she had gone to Mumbra to stay with her paramour, police said. Police located his wife and after her arrest she confessed she had committed the crime with the help of her paramour, said Dhumal. When police learnt that Rajput was hiding in MP, a team from Thane was sent there and the accused was arrested.
2018-12-15Woman, paramour arrested for killing husband in Mahas Thane - Business Standard
Woman, paramour arrested for killing husband in Maha's Thane Last Updated at December 15, 2018 17:40 IST A 35-year-old woman and her paramour were arrested for allegedly killing the former's husband in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said Saturday. Addressing a press conference, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kalwa Division, Ramesh Dhumal, said an unidentified body was found in a nullah behind Shanti Mafatlal slum colony on December 9. "Our probe managed to identify the body as that of Kalwa resident Tajbabu Shakil Salmani (32). We then zeroed in on his wife Rubina Bibi Tajbabu Salmani after we got information that the couple used to quarrel frequently," he said. Dhumal said the woman was questioned during which she confessed to having killed her husband by strangulation with the help of her paramour Pralhadsingh alias Pintu Kanusingh Rajput (28), a resident of Gokulnagar in Thane city. "We mounted a search for Rajput and nabbed him from Neemuch in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. He has been remanded in police custody till December 18," the ACP said. He said preliminary investigations have revealed that frequent quarrels between the victim and his wife led to the latter allegedly conspiring with Rajput to kill him. The woman and Rajput knew each other as they earlier worked at the same barber shop, he said. The two accused called Salmani to a slum area on December 8 and after strangulating him with a spring disposed of his body in a nullah, he said. The two have been charged with murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, he added.
2018-12-15Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary Which Was Facing Threat From Bullet Train Project Declared Ecologically Sen... - Indiatimes.com
Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary Where The Underground Tunnel Of Bullet Train Passes Through Declared As ESZ Updated: Dec 15, 2018, 10:57 AM IST The conservations efforts at Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has got a major boost after the Supreme Court declared it as an Ecologically Sensitive Zone (ESZ). This is significant, as the SC order now mandates a 10 km buffer around the sanctuary which is spread over 16.9 sq km. The Supreme Court order on Tuesday directed the Union Environment Ministry to declare 10 km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country as ‘eco-sensitive zones’. Other sanctuaries and national parks which were declared ESZ include Pobitora sanctuary in Assam; Hemis High Altitude and Kishtwar national parks, Changthang, Hokersar, Trikuta sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir; Jogimatti, Thimlapura and Yadahalli Chinkara sanctuaries in Karnataka; Deulgaon Rehekuri and Thane Creek Flamingo sanctuaries and the Malvan marine sanctuary in Maharashtra; Sirohi National Park and Khongjaingamba Ching sanctuary in Manipur; Baghmara Pitcher Plant sanctuary in Meghalaya; Fakim and Puliebadze and Rangapahar sanctuaries in Nagaland; Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar bird sanctuary and Pilibhit sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh and the Jorepokhri sanctuary in West Bengal. The Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur also made it clear that there cannot be any construction sites, factories or any other manufacturing unit or thick population density at least up to 10 km from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The directive came after the amicus curiae informed the court that the various state governments have taken no effort to protect the area around these sanctuaries. The court order has however put the future of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project in doubt as one of the railway lines will pass through an underground tunnel in Thane Creek at the depth of 25 to 40 meters below the surface. Out of the total Rs 1,08,000.00 crore, estimated for the project, Rs 496.167 crore is to be spend on the construction of the railway line in the Thane Creek. Last week the Maharashtra State Board for Wildlife headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had met to discuss the project and few others, but deferred the clearance claiming that it needed more time.
2018-12-14Thane: Rs 87 lakh for kin of biker killed in truck mishap - Times of India
Thane: Rs 87 lakh for kin of biker killed in truck mishap Thane: Rs 87 lakh for kin of biker killed in truck mishap The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a compensation of nearly Rs 87 lakh to the kin of a man killed in a truck accident in 2015. Dec 15, 2018, 05:18 IST THANE: The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered a compensation of nearly Rs 87 lakh to the kin of a man killed in a truck accident in 2015. The family of Madan Bhagat, including his wife, two minor daughters and mother-in-law, moved the tribunal and pleaded that the untimely death of the sole-earning member had cast a shadow of gloom and sought compensation. The legal team representing the family told the tribunal that he worked with Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co and was drawing Rs 45,000 a month, and all applicants were legal heirs and dependants. They stated that on August 5, 2015, the deceased was riding a motorcycle towards Thane via Mumbra bypass bridge, Retibandar road. A speeding truck dashed the motorcycle and three other vehicles. Madan and another person died on the spot, while four others were injured. An offence was registered with Mumbra police and a chargesheet was filed against the accused. As the truck owner did not appear, the case was decided ex parte, while the insurance firm appeared and contested the case. MACT member and district judge R S Bhosale noted that while the insurance firm contended that it was not liable to pay as the truck did not have a fitness certificate at the time of the accident, it had to pay the money to the petitioners and recover it from the truck owner. It directed National Insurance Co to disburse the amount to the victim’s kin with an annual interest of 7.5%. The tribunal allowed 50% additional amount of the salary for future prospects while working out the compensation payable, which includes Rs 86.09 lakh towards compensation, Rs 15,000 towards loss of estate, Rs 15,000 towards funeral expenses and Rs 40,000 towards loss of consortium.
2018-12-14Banner printing office set on fire in Thane - United News of India
Banner printing office set on fire in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) The office of a banner printer and public relations of a political party was allegedly set on fire by two unidentified persons on Friday, the city police said. An offence under section 435 rw 34 of the IPC has been registered with the Vartak Nagar police station under Wagle Estate division. The police said quoting the complaint by Mayur Borkar that he was into business of banner printing and had his establishment in Shivai Nagar of Vartak Nagar. Upon checking the CCTV footage of the nearby shop, it was seen that two unidentified persons with their faces covered, had set the office on fire at about 0300 hrs after pouring kerosene. Further investigation is on, the police added.
2018-12-14SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary - Times of India
SC orders 10 km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary Dec 15, 2018, 03:33 IST The ESZ around Thane creek could affect infrastructure projects MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10 km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. "However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From Maharashtra, proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received," it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but "no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries". It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10 km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The eco-sensitive zone around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as "protected".
2018-12-14Dist Court exonerate three booked for murder in Thane - United News of India
Dist Court exonerate three booked for murder in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) The District Court here acquitted three people who were arrested for allegedly murdering a person and severely wounding other. According to the prosecution, on August 1,2015 the three accused Juber Khan(21), Salman Shaikh(27), Salman Khan(23) truck cleaner, welder, and plumber, respectively physically assaulted three youths who were passing on a motorcycle from Mumbra bypass of Thane district late in the night.As one of the victims was feeling giddy, they stopped the motorcycle and were trying to comfort him. At the very time,the three accused arrived at the spot and taking cover of darkness they assaulted the youths with the intention to rob them. In the scuffle,one of the victims Ranjit Girase(21) was stabbed to death while the other victim Akshay Jadhav(20) was injured badly.
2018-12-14National conference on pediatric rheumatology begins in Thane - Business Standard
National conference on pediatric rheumatology begins in Thane Last Updated at December 14, 2018 17:15 IST A three-day National Conference of Pediatric Rheumatology commenced here on Friday. The conference has been organised by the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India and Jupiter Hospital here in association with the Thane Academy of Pediatrics. Over 200 delegates from across India are taking part in the conference, which is being held at Jupiter Hospital, the organisers said. Over 50 experts from Europe and Australia are also participating in this event, they said. The objective of the conference is to reach out to all levels of clinical care, pediatric rheumatologists, practicing pediatricians and trainee doctors, and provide a fusion of the latest therapeutic guidelines and approaches to various complex yet common scenarios in day-to-day practice, they said.
2018-12-14Thane teen dies during game of tug-of-war - Hindustan Times
Thane teen dies during game of tug-of-war A 19-year-old nursing student from Thane collapsed and died while playing a game of tug-of-war at his college’s annual sports day on Friday. Updated: Dec 15, 2018 00:46 IST A 19-year-old nursing student from Thane collapsed and died while playing a game of tug-of-war at his college’s annual sports day on Friday. Jibin Sunny, a second-year student at KJ Somaiya College of Nursing, Vidyavihar, collapsed at 11am in the middle of the game. His teachers took him to the nearby Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, but doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. The Tilak Nagar police have registered a case of accidental death. The police said Jibin seemed healthy and had no history of illnesses. “Jibin had breakfast at home, in?Thane’s Wagle Estate, before taking part in the sporting event,” said Sushil Kamble, a senior police inspector. Kamble said the cause of death was not yet clear. “We have reserved his viscera for a chemical analysis,” he said. Doctors, however, have finished an autopsy that showed Jibin had an enlarged heart and an injury near the brain’s occipital lobe (at the back of the head). “Jibin was well-built, which may be why he had an enlarged heart. The brain injury may have been caused from the fall,” said an official from Rajawadi Hospital. The police have ruled out foul play. “Jibin collapsed in the middle of a crowded sports ground, and we found no foul play as of now,” Kamble said. Somaiya Vidyavihar Trust, which runs the college, released a statement condoling Jibin’s death. “It is a very unfortunate incident,” the Trust said. Jibin’s relatives said his parents planned to go back with the body to the family’s village in Kerala for the last rites. “We are waiting for relatives who live abroad to come to India. We will most likely go back Pathanamthitta, Kerala,” said James Paulose, one of Jibin’s relatives. Jibin’s neighbours and friends said he was a friendly man. “Many of us met him on Sunday at church or in the building. We find it difficult to believe he lost his life playing a game. He was such a lively individual, and everyone knew him well,” said Jibin’s friend, Pravin Sundar. Jisha James, another friend, said, “Jibin was enthusiastic about church activities, and was planning the Christmas parade. He was the heart of the group.”
2018-12-14Three day conference on 'Pediatric Rheumatology' begins in Thane - United News of India
Three day conference on 'Pediatric Rheumatology' begins in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) A three day national conference titled 'Pediatric Rheumatology' began on Friday in the city in which around 200 delegates from all over India will participate in the event. The conference is jointly hosted by the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India, Jupiter Hospital in Thane, and Thane Academy of Pediatrics. Considering the need for wider awareness about pediatric rheumatology disorders among the community, the National Conference of Pediatric Rheumatology is being held in Thane city. Besides 200 delegates from across the country, and over 50 renowned national faculties, including international experts from Europe and Australia will attend the conference. The talks will focus on lending a crisp multidisciplinary perspective to this niche and already popular sub specialty.
2018-12-14Thane court acquits 3 persons of charges of murder, robbery - Business Standard
Thane court acquits 3 persons of charges of murder, robbery Last Updated at December 14, 2018 10:05 IST Three persons were Thursday acquitted in a murder, attempt to murder and robbery case by a local court in Maharashtra's Thane district. Principal District Judge Virendra G Bisht acquitted Juber Ahmed Barkhatali Khan (21), Salman Aminuddin Shaikh (27) and Salman Abdul Khalid Khan (23) in a case pertaining to the killing of one Ranjit Girase, injuring Akash Jadhav, and robbing them. While Juber is a truck cleaner, Salman is a welder and Khalid works as a plumber. On August 1, 2015, Girase, Jadhav and another person were heading towards Mumbra here on a motorcycle when they stopped their vehicle by the roadside around 1:15 am as one of them took ill, the prosecution said. The three accused allegedly came to the spot and robbed them of cash and a gold chain and stabbed Girase to death and injured Jadhav, it added. However, defence counsels Anil Joshi, M I Shaikh and Ashraf Shaikh challenged the police's version, pointing out to lapses in the investigation, including conducting the identification parade in an improper manner, and also that the three accused were arrested based merely on suspicion. Judge Bisht, while acquitting the three, said, "There is no other direct, cogent and clinching evidence on record to connect the accused to the crime.
2018-12-14Rexburg man charged with sexual battery of a child - LocalNews8.com
Rexburg man charged with sexual battery of a child By: Staff Writer Posted: Dec 14, 2018 11:30 AM MST Updated: Dec 14, 2018 12:53 PM MST Thane Rose Thane Rose REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Thane Rose, 38, of Rexburg was arrested Thursday for sending sexually explicit images via snap chat to a minor.The Madison County Sheriff's Office said it investigated the interaction between Rose and the minor after it was reported on Dec. 5. Rose was arrested and charged with felony sexual battery of a child on Thursday.Rose was expected to appear in court Friday. Copyright 2018 NPG of Idaho. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. comments powered by Disqus Tweets by localnews8 Recommended Stories Top Stories Weather cancels school Monday for West Jefferson school district Kitten adoptions in Chubbuck Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warnings issued by Weather Service Mountain lion spotted in Lava Hot Springs Slips and falls are most common ER visits during winter Henry Browne/Getty Images Everything you need (and want) to know about the NFL playoffs Facebook LAKANA Terms of Service Privacy Policy Newsletter Signup © 2019, NPG of Idaho, Inc. Idaho Falls, ID USA
2018-12-14UPDATE: Rexburg man accused of sending explicit images to 16-year-old boy - East Idaho News
UPDATE: Rexburg man accused of sending explicit images to 16-year-old boy Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com Crime Watch   Published at 11:47 am, December 14, 2018  | Updated at 6:39 pm, December 14, 2018 Share This Thane Rose REXBURG — A Rexburg man was arrested Thursday after allegedly sending sexually explicit images and words via Snapchat to a 16-year-old boy. Police reports show on Wednesday, Madison County deputies were notified of the Snapchat exchange and obtained nude and sexually explicit photos of 34-year-old Thane Rose from the victims phone. On Thursday, deputies made contact with Rose and took him into custody. During interviews he admitted to sending nude photos of himself and receiving nude photos of the teen through Snapchat. He was booked into the Madison County Jail and charged with one count of felony sexual battery of a minor. He appeared in court Friday was given a $75,000 bond. SUBMIT A CORRECTION    GET OUR FREE APPComments MOST POPULAR STORIES ‘Bird Box Challenge’ leads to crash, possible charges for Utah teenager Jayme Closs helped lead authorities to the man accused of kidnapping her and killing her parents 72-year-old woman accused of shooting gun at irrigation worker Local angler catches large walleye at Ririe Reservoir A Feel Good Friday surprise for identical twins turning 90 who have only spent 2 years apart Stories You May Be Interested In: Traffic slowdown on US 20 after multiple crashesCasper touts growth, continued projects and possibility of a new police headquarters in State of the City address © 2015 - 2019 EastIdahoNews.com, LLC. All rights reserved Download Our App Terms of Use Copyright Claims Privacy Statement About Us Contact Us Advertise With Us Jobs Our Team Our Ethics Our Partners Get Email Alerts
2018-12-14'Ma Baker's dozen' arrested in Thane for duping people of cash, jewellery - Daily News & Analysis
'Ma Baker's dozen' arrested in Thane for duping people of cash, jewellery Updated: Dec 14, 2018, 06:10 AM IST A gang of 13 thugs, who would engage people in conversation, suggest religious remedies to change their fortune before scamning them of their money and jewels, has been arrested. The Thane police has also recovered 661 gram gold and cash worth Rs 20 lakh from them. Since the month of June, the cops came across many cases where pedestrians were robbed by men as yet unidentified who would often involve them into a conversation. Some of the thieves pretended to be astrologers and conveniently predicted that their victims, who were mostly senior citizens, were going through one difficulty or another. At least twelve gullible citizens fell prey to their hoax, the police said. "They would suggest the victims a remedy for their misfortune. They would take them to a nearby temple apparently to perform a small puja. They would ask them to remove all gold jewellery and walk 50 steps without looking back," said a cop from Thanenagar police station where 12 such cases were registered of a total of 32 across the far suburbs. "When the victims looked back after 50 steps, the thugs would be gone," he said. The culprits often worked in pairs. They would talk to the senior citizens visiting ATMs to withdraw cash. And when they were not executing the temple ritual scam, they would sometimes manage to hand the victim fake currency notes before making an escape. Various police stations in Thane have received 32 such cases of cheating and chain-snatching and the Thane cops formed four teams to nab the perpetrators. Through technical analysis, they managed to catch 13 who are from Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Dombivli and even Gujarat. Their names are Raj Shetty and Rameshkumar Jaiswal, Sanjay Mahangade from Mumbai, Vilas Dalvi, Dinesh Suradkar from Ulhasnagar, Mohammed Asif Mohammed Rafiq from Ambivli, Sharbon Islam from Mumbra, Shankar Murugehan from Dombivli, Pradip Patil from Kalyan, Krishnakumar Singh from Mulund, Arjun Salat and Arjun Marwadi from Gujarat. While seven of them are in judicial custody, six are in police custody.
2018-12-14In absence of garbage collecting vehicle, Thane slum residents dumping trash in nullah - Daily News & Analysis
In absence of garbage collecting vehicle, Thane slum residents dumping trash in nullah Updated: Dec 14, 2018, 06:00 AM IST While some Thane residents are grappling with the question of whether to process their garbage or not, slum residents of Sathenagar and neighbouring areas do not even have a garbage collection vehicle — or ghanta gaadi as it is locally called as it has a bell attached to it to alert residents when it arrives —to pick up their waste. And with only one garbage bin for a populace of over 1 lakh, the residents have been dumping the household and other waste in a nullah, which is choked and needs cleaning. The residents of Valmikipada, Sathenagar in Thane West have complained that they are stuck with a choked nullah even after the monsoon. After a nullah cleaning by the Thane Municipal Corporation during the rainy season, the area did not have to face flooding this year. But with barely a garbage disposal mechanism in place, the nullah has become a waste bin for the area. "There is only one dustbin for the entire area of more than one lakh residents," said Meghraj Pandey, a resident of the area and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. "We either have to walk a kilometer to dump garbage in the bin or just toss it into the nullah," said Neeta Solanki, a resident of Valmikipada. As a result, the nullah is clogged around the year and there are mosquitoes, which might pose a hazard of dengue and malaria in the vicinity. Pandey said that three to four years back there were ghanta gaadis plying in the area, but they shut shop after three months and left. "Since then there are no ghanta gaadis here," he said. When we spoke to Ashok Burpulle, deputy municipal commissioner, solid waste management, he said that it is not possible for ghanta gaadis to enter the narrow lanes of the slums."We have appointed a private agency three days back to segregate and collect waste from these slums," says Burpulle. "We will also clean the nullah and educate the people on waste segregation and disposal," he said.
2018-12-14Dist Court exonerate three booked for murder in Thane - United News of India
Dist Court exonerate three booked for murder in Thane Thane, Dec 14 (UNI) The District Court here acquitted three people who were arrested for allegedly murdering a person and severely wounding other. According to the prosecution,on August 1,2015 the three accused--Juber Khan(21), Salman Shaikh(27), Salman Khan(23)-truck cleaner, welder, and plumber, respectively physically assaulted three youths who were passing on a motorcycle from Mumbra bypass of Thane district late in the night. As one of the victims was feeling giddy, they stopped the motorcycle and were trying to comfort him. At the very time,the three accused arrived at the spot and taking cover of darkness they assaulted the youths with the intention to rob them. In the scuffle,one of the victims-Ranjit Girase(21) was stabbed to death while the other victim-Akshay Jadhav(20) was injured badly. The three accused then fled the scene taking away all the monetary belongings of the victims. The police arrested the accused under sections sections 302, 394, 307 read with 34 of IPC along with the relevant sections of the Bombay Police Act,1951. The Defence Counsels who appeared in the favor of the accused refuted the claims of the prosecution arguing that the accused were arrested on mere suspicion in a botched up police investigation.After hearing the arguments of both the parties, the Principal District Judge Virendra G Bisht in his order stated, "There is no other direct, cogent and clinching evidence on record to connect the accused to the crime." "The prosecution has failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused were persons who not only committed robbery but were also assailants of victims. All the points, therefore stand answered in the negative,"the judge remarked further.
2018-12-14Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography 'The Incomplete Man' - Economic Times
Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography 'The Incomplete Man' Dec 14, 2018, 02.29 PM IST MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has refused to stay hearing on a suit filed by Raymond Limited in a Thane civil court seeking injunction against the company's former chairman Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography, tentatively titled 'The Incomplete Man'. The company had in September this year filed a suit in the civil court in the neighbouring Thane district, seeking injunction against the book of Vijaypat Singhania, the estranged father of Raymond Group Chairman Gautam Singhania, alleging that its contents were defamatory. During the pendency of the lawsuit, Vijaypat Singhania approached the high court, seeking the suit to be transferred from the Thane court to the civil court in Mumbai, citing inconvenience. Vijaypat Singhania and Gautam Singhania (R) He had sought for the suit to be tagged along with a similar plea filed before the Mumbai civil court by Gautam Singhania against the book. He had further sought for a stay on the suit hearing before the Thane court, pending hearing of his application seeking transfer. Justice Anuja Prabhudessai on December 5 directed Raymond Limited to file its affidavit in response to Vijaypat Singhania's plea and posted it for hearing on January 16, 2019. "The high court has directed us (Raymond) to file our affidavit. The court has refused to grant a stay on hearing on the suit before the Thane court," advocate Kartik Nayar, appearing for the company, said.
2018-12-14SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary - Times of India
SC orders 10km buffer zone around Thane flamingo sanctuary Dec 15, 2018, 03:33 IST The ESZ around Thane creek could affect infrastructure projects MUMBAI: The Supreme Court has directed the state government to put in place a 10km eco-sensitive buffer around the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary that is spread over 16.9 sq km. All national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are required to have a buffer around them known as eco-sensitive zones (ESZ) where activities are regulated. A source in the Mangrove Conservation Cell said a proposal declaring the area from the Thane creek up to the mangroves in the west as ESZ had been submitted to the state government. On the western side of the Thane creek, the sanctuary extends across Mulund (143 hectares), Bhandup (95 ha), Kanjurmarg (265 ha), Vikhroli (257 ha) and Mandale (31 ha). The flamingo sanctuary was proposed as one of the mitigation measures for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link and was first notified in 2015. The final notification was issued this May. The SC, in its order on Tuesday, said the Centre had received proposals for declaring areas around 104 national parks and 558 wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs. "However, ESZ proposals for 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries were still to reach the Centre. From Maharashtra, proposals for the Thane creek flamingo sanctuary, Deolgaon Rehekuri sanctuary and the Malvan marine sanctuary are still to be received," it said. The SC observed that the issue of declaring ESZs had been pending since 2006 but "no effective steps have been taken by states in respect of the mentioned national parks and sanctuaries". It directed the environment and forests ministry to declare a 10km area around 21 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries as ESZs at the earliest. But it has allowed states to move an application for modification of the order only after two weeks of submission of proposals to the MoEFCC. The SC will hear the matter next in February. Until November, the Centre had issued notifications for ESZs around 289 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries across the country. In case of 146 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the declaration is under process. The eco-sensitive zone around the flamingo sanctuary will impact infrastructure projects that are set to come up on land-eastern & western suburbs as well as Thane and Navi Mumbai, which will now be declared as "protected".
2018-12-13Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against fmr Raymond chairs autobiography - Business Standard
Bombay HC refuses to stay hearing on suit against fmr Raymond chair's autobiography Last Updated at December 13, 2018 16:05 IST The Bombay High Court has refused to stay hearing on a suit filed by Raymond Limited in a Thane civil court seeking injunction against the company's former chairman Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography, tentatively titled 'The Incomplete Man'. The company had in September this year filed a suit in the civil court in the neighbouring Thane district, seeking injunction against the book of Vijaypat Singhania, the estranged father of Raymond Group Chairman Gautam Singhania, alleging that its contents were defamatory. During the pendency of the lawsuit, Vijaypat Singhania approached the high court, seeking the suit to be transferred from the Thane court to the civil court in Mumbai, citing inconvenience. He had sought for the suit to be tagged along with a similar plea filed before the Mumbai civil court by Gautam Singhania against the book. He had further sought for a stay on the suit hearing before the Thane court, pending hearing of his application seeking transfer. Justice Anuja Prabhudessai on December 5 directed Raymond Limited to file its affidavit in response to Vijaypat Singhania's plea and posted it for hearing on January 16, 2019. "The high court has directed us (Raymond) to file our affidavit. The court has refused to grant a stay on hearing on the suit before the Thane court," advocate Kartik Nayar, appearing for the company, said. The suit filed by the company is likely to come up for hearing before the Thane civil court on December 17. Vijaypat Singhania and his son have been engaged in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey redeveloped J K House in south Mumbai. In a petition filed in the high court in 2016, Vijaypat Singhania had claimed that his son was refusing to honour an arbitration order which awarded the duplex apartment to the former.
2018-12-13Mumbai: PM to attend Kalyan Metro bhoomi pujan next Tuesday - Times of India
Mumbai: PM to attend Kalyan Metro bhoomi pujan next Tuesday Updated: Dec 13, 2018, 14:33 IST KALYAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the bhoomi pujan (ground-breaking ceremony) of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) 23.6km Kalyan-Bhiwandi-Thane Metro on December 18. Modi, at his last rally before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had promised the Metro. It will be Modi’s first visit in Maharashtra after BJP lost elections in five states, especially in three major Hindi heartland states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) commissioner Ganesh Bodke said Modi was coming for MMRDA’s programme. Narendra Pawar, state secretary of BJP, said Modi may also attend bhoomi pujans of some other major projects of MMRDA. MMRDA, which will build the Metro, found after a study that the population along the route will double in the coming years. It found that Kalyan will see around 46 lakh residents by 2031, while neighbouring Bhiwandi’s population will rise from 6.8 lakh to 13 lakh. Meanwhile, due to Modi’s sudden visit, KDMC has cancelled the booking of Fadke ground for Arvind Pote’s son’s wedding on December 22. Pote had booked the ground from December 12 to 22. KDMC also cancelled bookings at Wadhwa sports club, where two weddings were scheduled on December 18.
2018-12-13Mumbai Thane Municipal Corporation gives green signal for pet park project strays to get a home - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Thane Municipal Corporation Gives Green Signal For Pet Park Project; Strays To Get A Home Dec 13, 2018, 08:10 IST With the pet park project being approved at the standing committee meeting last week, civic body to start work on it in a couple of months Here is some good news for the city's animal lovers! The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has come up with a unique idea of setting up a pet park, which will have a hospital, a crematorium and recreational facilities for street dogs. According to TMC's health department, work on the project, which was approved by the standing committee last week, would start in a couple of months after the authorities concerned decide on all the aspects involved. However, the main aim of the project, according to the civic officials, was to give street dogs a healthy environment to stay and better medical facilities. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a TMC official said, "At present, street dogs undergo vaccination and surgeries at the TMC dog control centre in Wagle Estate. But there isn't enough space there to keep the animals for a couple of days. Doctors discharge them within two days of an operation. Hence, the civic body wants to build a proper home for them, where they will get all possible facilities. Even the crematorium will help to perform their last rites in a proper way." The application submitted by the health department in the standing committee meeting held on December 6 mentions that they require a 5,000 square feet plot to develop the facilities. They have allotted a space in Kavesar for the project. Civic sources said that the pet park would later be handed over to an NGO, which would take care of all the activities and the stay of the dogs. Speaking about the initiative, Shamika Seth, a Patlipada resident, said, "The move is appreciable. The crematorium is the most important aspect of the project, because most of the dogs that die in accidents are just left on the road. But now these facilities will help to perform their last rites properly."
2018-12-13Decapitated Body, Smashed Head: Cops 'Reconstruct' Face To Solve Murder - NDTV News
Decapitated Body, Smashed Head: Cops 'Reconstruct' Face To Solve Murder Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology helpd Thane police reconstructed the victim's face using super-composition method, police said.. Updated: December 13, 2018 22:24 IST THANE: Thane Police have arrested three people including a 30-year-old woman in a case of murder after successfully reconstructing image of the victim's smashed face using advanced forensic technology. A headless body was found at Jawsai village near Ambarnath in the district on April 10, 2018. The victim's severed head, with the face completely smashed, was found nearby, said Deputy Commissioner of Police PP Shewale. With the help of Harish Pathak, head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at Seth GS Hospital, an image of the face was reconstructed using super-composition method, the DCP said. Police then put up posters seeking information about the victim and got information that he could be Bindresh Prajapati, 35 who was missing since April 2018. Probe revealed that Prajapati was a fork-lift operator and two of his colleagues, Kisan Kanojia and Rajesh Yadav, used to frequent his house. Kisan Kanojia and Rajesh Yadav allegedly developed close relations with Bindresh Prajapati's wife Savitri, 30, which led to quarrels between him and his wife and his friends, police learnt. Savitri, Kisan Kanojia and Rajesh Yadav allegedly then hatched a conspiracy and killed Bindresh Prajapati, the DCP said. All three were arrested on Wednesday and further probe was on, he added.
2018-12-13Anti-drug drive in Thane colleges from today - The Hindu
Anti-drug drive in Thane colleges from today UPDATED: DECEMBER 14, 2018 01:33 IST The Thane city police will begin a week-long drive from Friday to create awareness among college students of the harmful effects of taking drugs. The campaign will be held in 10 colleges in Zone 1 and Zone 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. NGOs have joined hands with the police to conduct the drive, which will end on December 21. Deepak Deoraj, deputy commissioner of police (Crime), said, “We have seen a rise in use of drugs among the youth. So we have decided to create awareness at the college level through cultural activities. We will ensure such programmes are held in other locations as well.”
2018-12-1313 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane - United News of India
13 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane Thane, Dec 13 (UNI) With the arrest of 13 people, the city police on Thursday claimed to have solved a record 40 cases of cheating, robbery/theft and chain-snatching in the limits of city in the recent past. Stolen goods worth around Rs 20 lakh had been seized from the arrested accused, police said. Consequent upon rise in such crimes, four teams were formed to nab the culprits and during the recent past took one by one into custody, seized the stolen goods and arrested them. Describing the modus operandi of the arrested accused, police said they used to keep the victims engaged in some talk and relive them of their costly belongings. Their main targets were senior citizens, including a retired assistant commissioner of police of Thane city.
2018-12-13Maharashtra: Murder convict who jumped parole in '16 held | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Maharashtra: Murder convict who jumped parole in ’16 held 14th December, 2018 MUMBAI: A murder convict who had jumped parole two years ago was arrested on Wednesday by crime branch unit VII from Bhosari near Pune when he was attending a relative’s wedding. Kurhade then moved to Bhosari and lived there under a false identity, he added. Kurhade allegedly kidnapped a minor girl and raped her, following which another offence was registered against him. After receiving a tip-off that he would be attending a wedding in Bhosari, crime branch sleuths in plainclothes kept a watch at the venue and nabbed him. Sujit Kurhade (35) and two others were serving life sentence after being convicted for the murder of an RPI activist at Kisan Nagar in Thane in 2011. Kurhade was released on parole on October 2016 for one month, but did not return to Kolhapur Central Prison, said DCP Akbar Pathan.
2018-12-1313 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane - United News of India
13 arrested for theft, chain-snatching in Thane Thane, Dec 13 (UNI) With the arrest of 13 people, the city police on Thursday claimed to have solved a record 40 cases of cheating, robbery/theft and chain-snatching in the limits of city in the recent past. Stolen goods worth around Rs 20 lakh had been seized from the arrested accused, police said.Consequent upon rise in such crimes, four teams were formed to nab the culprits and during the recent past took one by one into custody, seized the stolen goods and arrested them. Describing the modus operandi of the arrested accused, police said they used to keep the victims engaged in some talk and relive them of their costly belongings. Their main targets were senior citizens, including a retired assistant commissioner of police of Thane city.
2018-12-13Thane to get a pet park, recreational facilities for street dogs - Mumbai Live
Thane To Get A Pet Park, Recreational Facilities For Street Dogs The project has been approved by the standing committee and the work will start in a couple of months Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to set up a pet park which will comprise of a hospital, a crematorium and recreational facilities for street dogs. The project which was approved last week by the standing committee might start working on it in a couple of months. One of the TMC officials said that the main objective of the park was to give street dogs a healthy environment to stay and better medical facilities. He added that currently, street dogs undergo vaccination and surgeries at the TMC dog control centre in Wagle Estate but there is not enough space to keep animals for a couple of days. He further said that hence the civic body wants to build a proper home for them with better facilities. As per the application submitted by the health department in the standing committee meeting held on December 6, they require a 5,000 square feet plot to develop the facilities. They have allotted a space as well in Kavesar for the project. Civic sources said that the pet park would later be handed over to an NGO, which would take care of all the activities and the stay of the dogs.
2018-12-13Mahindra to provide mobility service in Thane, India, trialling 100 EVs, developing smart city solutions; partners on last-mile service in Delhi; opens AI center - AutomotiveIT International
Mahindra to provide mobility service in Thane, India, trialling 100 EVs, developing smart city solutions; partners on last-mile service in Delhi; opens AI center December 13, 2018 Mahindra & Mahindra is to trial 100 electric vehicles including its Treo three-wheeler and e-Supro passenger vehicle in a mobility service in Thane, near Mumbai. It has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city’s municipal corporation for the five-year project, which will focus on last-mile and end-to-end mobility, with the aim to build an ecosystem and to transition to more sustainable commuting. The Thane project will involve the deployment of an integrated platform to manage vehicles, their daily movements, and drivers, with different vehicle types offered to citizens for booking on a single app. The municipality will support by providing parking spaces for the EVs and locations for charging stations, and liaise with stakeholders such as utility companies. The Treo [pictured] is offered to customers with options including cloud-based connectivity and remote monitoring, i.e. for fleet management and optimisation, and is thus ready-equipped for deployment on a shared fleet. On-demand in Delhi The company’s Mahindra Electric division, which manufactures EVs including the recently-launched Treo and the e20plus city car, is also running a last-mile on-demand service trial in Delhi in partnership with fleet operator SmartE. This will involve 1000 Treo and Treo Yaari (rickshaw) models in a low-cost scheme. Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, said at the launch of the plan: “India is witnessing rapid urbanization and metros [metropolitan areas] are driving the multi-modal mobility needs of the large working population in urban cities. Our Treo range of three wheelers will address the demand for first and last mile connectivity and transform the way urban India travels. Associations with partners such as SmartE will make it easier to adopt electric mobility and enable our cities to be more environmentally friendly.” SmartE already has ongoing partnerships with organizations including the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and delivers nearly 80,000 commuter rides a day; it claims to be India’s largest electric vehicle operator, and intends to roll out 100,000 EVs by 2022. The Delhi partnership with Mahindra will ramp it up to 2000 vehicles by March 2019, serving an aimed 200,000 commuters a day. Tech Mahindra announces AI center with H2O.ai The global Mahindra Group now operates in a variety of sectors in 100 countries, and its investment in technology in India continues to grow. Recent announcements include the establishment of a center of excellence for artificial intelligence in New Delhi, a partnership between its digital transformation consultancy Tech Mahindra and H2O.ai, a Silicon Valley-based open source software platform provider. This will look at machine learning for data analysis; a data science platform will be developed for industries including banking, healthcare, communications, retail and manufacturing, to be offered at an “accessible” price. Jagdish Mitra, chief strategy and marketing officer, Tech Mahindra, said in a statement: “The need of the hour is to democratize knowledge in AI and make it accessible to everyone. Through our partnership with H2O.ai, we aim to empower our customers to use artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to increase access to AI talent, drive better decision-making, and accomplish tasks at a faster pace.”
2018-12-12Residents of Anand Nagar, Kopri in Thane protest against toll collection - The Indian Express
Residents of Anand Nagar, Kopri in Thane protest against toll collection Tolls have been a sore point for residents of the satellite city of Thane. The Thane Citizens Foundation (TCF) has been protesting against it for sometime. Published: December 13, 2018 1:55:03 Residents of Anand Nagar and Kopri in Thane, who live right behind the toll naka on the highway between Mulund and Thane, are protesting against the authorities for collecting toll from them. The protests started last week. Advertising “Every time we leave our house to go to even nearby stores, we have to cross the toll naka and pay toll. This despite there being a waiver on toll for residents living within a 10-km radius of the toll plaza. Even if we show our address proof, we are not spared,” said Mohan Kale (45), a resident of Anand Nagar. “We have written to every authority and even ministers. All we get are empty promises.” The 100-odd residents of Anand Nagar have been joined by residents of Kopri, who claimed that because of a bottleneck after the toll plaza, they spend hours stuck in traffic. “Why should we pay when we are the ones suffering? The bottleneck has existed for a long time now. The roads are in a bad condition,” said Amruta Parashar (48), a Kopri resident. “We have been standing on the road morning for a week, peacefully raising placards. We hope someone listens to us and helps solve our woes. Stepping out of the house and the idea of taking the highway is a nightmare for us now,” said Vikas Mahale (31), a resident of Anand Nagar. Tolls have been a sore point for residents of the satellite city of Thane. The Thane Citizens Foundation (TCF) has been protesting against it for sometime. “For Kopri and Anand Nagar residents it is indeed difficult, but even for other residents of Thane, it’s like being penalised for going to work. Promises were made in the past to discontinue the toll, but it never materialised. This time, before the elections, we need an answer from our representatives,” Kasber Augustine from the TCF said.
2018-12-12Thane: Man held for molesting colleague - Times of India
Thane: Man held for molesting colleague Kasarvedawli police station, the officer said. Dec 12, 2018, 17:01 IST THANE: A 30-year-old Thane resident was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly molesting his woman colleague, a hair dresser, on two occasions, the police said Wednesday. The victim (30) works in a beauty saloon located on Ghodbunder Road, an official said. According to police, the accused Hemant Sonawane, allegedly molested the woman when she was travelling in an autorickshaw last month. He later apologised to her, following which the woman kept mum, the official said. However, Sonawane continued making sexual advances towards the woman in the office and groped her again while she was travelling in an autorickshaw on December 6, he said, adding that the accused pushed her to the ground when she tried to resist his advances. A case has been registered against Sonawane in Kasarvedawli police station, the officer said.
2018-12-12Fire breaks out at Thane commercial shop; no casualties - Times of India
Fire breaks out at Thane commercial shop; no casualties A fire broke out in a commercial shop situated on the first floor of a ground-plus-one storeyed building in Thane's Charai area on Wednesday afternoon. Dec 12, 2018, 15:31 IST MUMBAI: A fire broke out in a commercial shop situated on the first floor of a ground-plus-one storeyed building in Thane's Charai area on Wednesday afternoon. Rescue officials reached the spot within minutes and deployed four fire engines, one rescue vehicle, one water and jumbo tanker. No injuries or casualties were reported and the blaze was doused within 30 minutes.
2018-12-12Blaze breaks out in Thane building - The Hindu
Blaze breaks out in Thane building UPDATED: DECEMBER 13, 2018 00:38 IST A fire broke out on the first floor of Shivanand Udyog building, which housed Sai Dhyan Infotech, a service centre, in Thane at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesday. No one was injured in the incident as employees had left the building for work. Owners of nearby shops saw smoke billowing out of the building and alerted the fire brigade and other occupants of the building. The fire brigade reached the spot at 12.40 p.m. with nine fire tenders. The blaze was doused by 2.15 p.m. Mangal Chaurasia, a shop owner, said, “It was when the smoke had spread to all the shops that we realised there was a fire. We immediately informed the fire department, but by the time the fire brigade arrived, the entire place was gutted.” Shop owners in the commercial building claimed that they had suffered damages. Vicky Chavan, owner of Sai Dhyan Infotech, estimated the loss to be at least ?3 lakh. He said, “I was out on work. I had locked the door, but the shutters of the shop were open. When I returned, I saw that a fire had broken out. There were computers, laptops, and CCTV cameras that belonged to the clients in the shop. I do not know how it happened but all the electronic equipment were switched on.” Electronic equipment in nearby shops were also damaged. Narayan Dighe, the owner of Friends Pest Control, said, “The interiors and electronic items have been damaged. We will file a complaint.” Nilesh Vetal, fire officer of Panchpakhdi fire station, said, “A report on the fire will be prepared within the next two days.”
2018-12-12MCPS Approves Hiring an Outside Consultant to Replace Mark Thane - Newstalkkgvo
MCPS Approves Hiring an Outside Consultant to Replace Mark ThanePeter ChristianDecember 12, 2018Share on TwitterShare on FacebookThe Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees has taken the next step in hiring a replacement for retiring Superintendent Mark Thane, who will be stepping down on June 30.Chair of the Missoula County Public Schools Board of Trustees, Marcia Holland described the process.“Last night, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved preparing and sending out an RFP, which is a Request for Proposal,” said Holland. “Essentially, it is a request for any entity who would be interested in submitting a proposal as a consulting firm or entity to help the board conduct the search. We’re hoping to have the RFP done quickly and get it published, so we can have some responses by January 8, our next board meeting.”Holland said once the decision has been made to hire a firm, then that will begin to put in place the process of hiring the next superintendent.She said replacing someone like Mark Thane will be a challenge.“Mark is remarkable in particular because he grew up in the Missoula County public schools, sp when we go on school visits there are now teenagers and even teachers who were students of Mark’s at some point in his life,” she said. “He has been such an integral part of MCPS for over 39 years that it will be very hard to replace him, but we will. We’re hoping that we will have a satisfactory or even a great replacement for Mark before his retirement date of June 30th.”One of the requests that Thane said he will make of his replacement is to continue to appear on the KGVO radio Talk Back program once a month to answer questions from the public. Filed Under: Mark Thane, Retirement, Superintendent of School District OneCategories: Missoula NewsCommentsLeave A CommentBack To TopMissoula 2018 Christmas Decoration MapRecommended for YouInformationEEOMarketing and Advertising SolutionsPublic FileReport an InaccuracyTermsVIP TermsFAQContest RulesPrivacy Policy (Updated: 5/18/18)ContactMissoula Business ListingsFollow Us2018 Newstalk KGVO, Townsquare Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
2018-12-12Maharashtra: 5 persons arrested for abusing BJP Palghar MP - Times of India
Maharashtra: 5 persons arrested for abusing BJP Palghar MP Dec 12, 2018, 17:14 IST THANE: Five persons were Tuesday arrested for allegedly abusing BJP's Palghar Lok Sabha MP Rajendra Gavit in Bhayander in the district, police said. A Naya Nagar police official said that the incident happened on Tuesday morning when Gavit intervened to stop an altercation between two groups of joggers. Some of the people involved in the altercation abused the MP, he said. Police said a case of rioting and unlawful assembly had been registered against five persons under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and further probe was underway. Gavit could not be contacted and his personal assistant said the MP was in Delhi.
2018-12-12Cloned cards in Cosmos Bank online heist given out in Thane - Times of India
Cloned cards in Cosmos Bank online heist given out in Thane Updated: Dec 12, 2018, 09:29 IST PUNE: A chargesheet running into 17,500 pages filed against the nine accused in the Cosmos Bank online heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute the cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in Kolhapur and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of the Pune police, in the chargesheet, said the accused received 109 cloned debit cards of Cosmos Bank account holders from their accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan module to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13, 2018. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked Cosmos Bank’s ATM switch server with a malware to steal VISA and Rupay cards’ data to effect transactions worth Rs 94.42 crore within India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries. Another Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred Rs 13.92 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The cloned cards were used Turkey, Poland, Russia, the UAE, the US and Canada. Paigude told TOI, “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show that the fraudsters sold the data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from the ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT has shared information about the fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request on information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years as the investigations will take time,” Paigude said. “We have identified the suspects involved in cloning the cards.Their arrest will tell us how and where the cards were printed,” he added. The chargesheet read that the accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali,Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Two other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, withdrew Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks at Ajmer. The chargesheet had details of the places where the accused met and how they travelled to Kolhapur and Ajmer.
2018-12-12Thane: Fire Breaks Out in a Building Near Charai Area; Watch Video - LatestLY
Thane: Fire Breaks Out in a Building Near Charai Area; Watch Video Dec 12, 2018 03:15 PM IST Thane, December 12: A massive fire broke out in a building near Charai area of Thane district in Maharashtra on Monday afternoon, news agency ANI reported. The incident took place in a shop located in a commercial building near Vandana Cinema. Several teams of fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. Mumbai: Fire Breaks Out Near Sanjay Gandhi National Park, No Casualties Reported. No casualty has been reported. Meanwhile, police have corned of the entire area. The reason for the fire is not known yet. More details are awaited. Mumbai: Fire Breaks Out in Wadala as Oil Tanker Bursts Into Flames; Five Fire Tenders Rush to Spot. In a similar incident on November 22, two people were killed after an oil tanker collided with a truck in Kolkata. Both the vehicles caught fire after the tragic collision. According to reports, drivers of both the vehicles were burnt to death inside their cabins. Meanwhile, a constable was also injured in the mishap.
2018-12-11Mumbai: No blasting for borivali-Thane underground tunnel project, say SNGP authorities - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: No blasting for Borivali-Thane underground tunnel project, say SNGP authorities December 11, 2018 08:48 AM Mumbai: In a bid to protect the environment and natural wildlife in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), the park authorities have said no to the use of the ‘controlled blasting method’ for tunnelling in the Borivli-Thane underground tunnel project, according to an official from the Maharashtra State Roads and Development Corporation (MSRDC). The SGNP’s chief conservator of forests, Anwar Ahmed, said, “We have received a proposal on the project from MSRDC. However, we cannot respond, since the MSRDC must first obtain permission from the environment ministry. Asking us whether to use the controlled blasting method or any other method is premature.” However, sources in the MSRDC revealed that at a recent meeting, park authorities were reluctant to consent to the use of the blasting method and had emphasised the use of tunnel boring machines (TBM), just as was being done in the Metro-III project. The MSRDC had come up with this project in 2015 to ease traffic flow, after observing the increasing use of the Thane-Ghodbunder Road. The 11km-tunnel under the SGNP is expected to cut travel time between Mumbai and Thane by 20 minutes. Despite the three-year delay in the onset of the project and the decision of the SGNP posing the latest roadblock, the official said, “There is no way this plan will be dropped. Since the controlled blasting method has been rejected, the other option is to use a tunnel-boring machine(TBM). However, the use of the TBM will more than double the cost of the project, estimated at Rs 3,000 crore,” the official said. Following this development, the MSRDC will now revise its cost estimate and send the new detailed project report to the union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) for final approval. The tunnel will have three lanes on either side. The official added, the use of the TBM would also change the design plan. “Earlier, we had planned a pathway, which could be used by both pedestrians and cyclists. But since the TBM has a set diameter, the width of the lane will reduce and eventually the pathway will shrink. Whereas in the controlled blasting method, there was no restriction on the tunnel diameter,” the official explained.
2018-12-11‘Cosmos Bank cloned card heist planned in Thane’ - Times of India
Cosmos Bank cloned card heist planned in Thane' A 17,500-page charge sheet against nine accused in the Cosmos Bank online heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in Kolhapur and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. Dec 12, 2018, 05:27 IST A 17,500-page charge sheet against nine accused in the Cosmos Bank online heist case said the criminal conspiracy to distribute cloned debit cards to withdraw over Rs 97 lakh from 58 ATMs, including 52 in Kolhapur and six in Ajmer, was hatched in Thane. The cyber crime cell of Pune police said in the charge sheet that the accused received 109 cloned cards of account-holders from accomplices in Thane and used their Kolhapur and Rajasthan modules to withdraw the cash on August 11 and 13. The chargesheet was filed by inspector Jayram Paigude in the court of judicial magistrate first class H R Jadhav on December 6. Cyber fraudsters attacked the bank’s ATM switch server with malware to steal VISA and Rupay card data to effect transactions worth more than Rs 94 crore in India and abroad. Transactions worth Rs 78 crore were put through using VISA card details across 28 countries and Rs 2.5 crore transactions were done in India. The fraudsters transferred nearly Rs 14 crore using the bank’s SWIFT platform to an account in a bank in Hong Kong. The cloned cards were used in Turkey, Poland, Russia, UAE, US and Canada. Paigude told TOI , “We don’t know where the main conspiracy was hatched. Investigations show the fraudsters sold data and cloned debit cards were used to withdraw money from ATMs. We don’t know where the cards were cloned either.” The SIT shared information about fraudulent withdrawals with 28 countries. “So far, 13 nations have responded to our request for information about the fraudsters. We are following up with them and the other nations. It will take at least two years,” Paigude said. “We have identified suspects involved in cloning. We have launched a hunt for them. We will then know how and where the cards were cloned,” he added. The chargesheet stated that accused Fahim Shaikh, Fahim Khan, Shaikh Mohammad Jabbar, Mahesh Rathod, Naresh Maharana, Mohammad Jaffri alias Ali, Yustis Vaz alias Anthony and absconding suspect Kunal Shukla had used 101 cloned cards at 52 ATMs of 31 banks in Kolhapur to withdraw Rs 89,57,500. Other accused, Rafique Ansari and Abdulla Shaikh, used the cloned cards to withdraw Rs 7,70,00 from six ATMs of six banks in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
2018-12-11Thane: 3 years after Hema and lawyer murder, trial yet to begin - Times of India
Thane: 3 years after Hema and lawyer murder, trial yet to begin Updated: Dec 12, 2018, 06:58 IST MUMBAI: It’s been exactly three years since the bodies of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani were found and their murders uncovered, but the trial in the case is yet to commence. While one of the key accused, Vidyadhar Rajbhar, is still absconding, Hema’s estranged husband, Chintan Upadhayay, is among those in jail for the murder. Recently, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam quit the case. This week, Pradeep Rajbhar, another accused who is in the jail, submitted a handwritten letter to the court seeking bail. Pradeep had initially confessed to the crime but later retracted his statement. In his plea, written in Hindi, he has told the court that his parents were kept confined and cops had forced him to give a false statement before a court. Pradeep claimed that cops had threatened and put pressure on him to give the statement. He denied any involvement in the murders. Lamenting his incarceration for three years, Pradeep said while some other inmates lodged with him at Thane jail have got bail over the years, he does not understand why he has not been granted the relief. He also complained that he is brought to court late for the hearings and does not get time with his lawyer. Pradeep also said cops had promised to let him go after his confession, but instead put him back in jail. He told the court that like him, there were others too in the jail who had been implicated in false cases and should be released. The court has taken the plea on record and directed the prosecution to submit its reply. The December 10, 2015, murders were allegedly carried out by Vidyadhar, a fabrication workshop owner, along with his aides, at the behest of Chintan. Vidyadhar ran a workshop in Kandivli and had worked for Chintan and Hema. Two days later, the bodies were found wrapped in plastic in a nullah.
2018-12-11Thane court acquits retired police officer of all bribery charges on - United News of India
Thane court acquits retired police officer of all bribery charges on Thane, Dec 11 (UNI) A retired police officer, accused in a case of bribery, was acquitted of all the charges by the district court hereon Tuesday. Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Vishwanath Ananda Bhise, who was tried for offences under sections 7, 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1988, was set free by Special Judge H M Patwardhan who held that the prosecution had miserably failed to prove all the charges leveled against ASI and hence he should be given the benefit of doubt. The assistant public prosecutor told the court that the ASI, serving then with the Ganeshpuri police station, had on July 25, 2007 demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 2,000 from a fisherman to provide him a copy of the first information report (FIR) registered against him in the said police station in relation to a criminal case. Meanwhile, counsel Punit Mahimkar, representing the ASI, contested that there were several lapses in the case itself and hence the charges leveled against the alleged accused were not sustainable.
2018-12-11Cops catch gang who had stolen from Juhu student, after they extort Thane businessman - Mumbai Mirror
Cops catch gang who had stolen from Juhu student, after they extort Thane businessman Updated: Dec 11, 2018, 14:50 IST The cops with the accused and the two stolen cars A gang of four robbers who had last month looted a 21-year-old student and had fled away with his car, expensive watch, cell phone and cash, were arrested by the Thane local crime branch after they used his car in yet another robbery in Thane rural. The Thane local branch arrested the accused along with their female accomplice for allegedly kidnapping a developer and demanding Rs 12 lakhs from him to free him. According to the police, the gang had first struck in Juhu where the student, Ayush Shah was returning home after dropping a friend in Andheri West. Hehad stopped for a quick meal near Barfiwala Road when the accused approached him and asked him to lower his window. The accused had then barged into his blue Baleno car. Ayush was forcefully taken to Powai on knife point and was physically assaulted in the moving car in the wee hours of November 17. On reaching Powai, the accused had asked him to get off from the car and they had fled away with his car and his other belongings. The matter was brought to the notice of Powai police initially who then informed the Juhu Police. "On December 2, a case of kidnapping for ransom was registered after a Thane-based developer lodged a complaint with the Nayanagar police station against the accused," said a police officer. In his complaint, the developer, Bhavesh Sawani told the police that five men allegedly visited him in a Baleno car near his residence and blindfolded him. They later kidnapped him and took away his car, a Creta. They then drove for a few kilometers and locked him in a flat where they threatened him with swords and knifes asking him to give them Rs 12 lakhs to free him. However, they let him go after they got Rs 1 lakh. He then went to the police station. A Thane local crime branch officer said, "The police while working on the clue that a blue Baleno was used in the crime began to trace its location and on scanning the CCTV footage found the number of the vehicle. It was later revealed that the number plate was fake. However using technical support, it was found that the businessman they had kidnapped was taken to a flat in Palghar." Using the CCTV footage trail, the police officials managed to trace the location of the suspects and nabbed them. Those arrested have been identified as Wasim Ahmed, 31, Noor Khan, 24, Akib Mustak Shaikh, 20, Faisal Khan, 24 and Tanvi alias Dolly Gaikwad, 37. The investigations have revealed that the accused had changed the number of the Baleno to evade cops searching for them after the Juhu robbery. "With their arrest, the police have also recovered two cars, a Baleno and Creta. The accused are in police custody at the moment and will be soon handed over to the Juhu police for further legal action," said Pramod Badak, API, Thane Local crime branch.
2018-12-10Man Allegedly Hits Live-In Partner On Head With Gas Cylinder, Kills Her - NDTV News
Man Allegedly Hits Live-In Partner On Head With Gas Cylinder, Kills Her Police said the accused had doubts that his girlfriend was cheating on him Updated: December 10, 2018 11:52 IST THANE, MAHARASHTRA: A 23-year-old woman from Dombivli in Thane district of Maharashtra was allegedly killed by her live-in partner by hitting her on the head with a cooking gas cylinder on Sunday, the police said. Police said the accused had doubts that his girlfriend was cheating on him. In a fit of rage, he hit the woman's head with an LPG cylinder at their residence in Golavli village before fleeing, a police official said. The woman was rushed to hospital after police were informed by neighbours. The accused, whose identity is withheld by the police, is on the run.
2018-12-10Petty tiff blows lid off Thane gang; six arrested, murder case solved - The Hindu
Petty tiff blows lid off Thane gang; six arrested, murder case solved UPDATED: DECEMBER 11, 2018 01:10 IST Gangster spills the beans on his criminal network to Narpoli police in Bhiwandi A tiff with a relative over a petty amount resulted in a gangster spilling the beans on his criminal network to the Narpoli police in Bhiwandi. With the gangster’s arrest, the police have claimed to have solved one murder case and averted possible incidents of extortion. According to the Narpoli police, Arjun Sarkar (32), a resident of Bhiwandi, was shot at by his brother-in-law Dulal Mandal (29) near the Kasheli Pipeline in Bhiwandi on December 6. He was taken to Lotus Hospital in Thane and later shifted to Sion Hospital, where the Narpoli police recorded his statement. Fight over ?10,000 Suresh Jadhav, senior police inspector, Narpoli police station, said, “Mr. Sarkar, in his statement, identified Mr. Mandal as the assailant. Mr. Mandal had recently sold an autorickshaw at his native place in West Bengal and Mr. Sarkar had sought ?10,000 from the proceeds of the sale. Fed up with Mr. Sarkar’s constant demands, Mr. Mandal fired at him using a country-made pistol.” The police arrested Mr. Mandal and recovered the pistol and 10 live rounds from him. The police then arrested Jaysingh Thakur (34), as Mr. Mandal named him as the source of the gun and bullets. The police recovered another pistol and 10 live rounds from Mr. Thakur. Satyanarayan Choudhary, additional commissioner of police (West region), said, “During interrogation, the accused confessed that they had hired a Maruti Ertiga on November 23 and told the driver they had to travel from Thane to Nashik. When they reached Kasara, they told the driver that their plan had changed and that they needed to go back to Thane. As soon as the driver turned around, they made him stop at a secluded spot at gunpoint, asked him to get out of the car and shot him in the head. Leaving his body there, they drove back to Thane and changed the number plate of the car.” The police verified the information with the Shahpur police, in whose jurisdiction crime took place. They confirmed that an FIR against unknown persons had been registered for murder. The Narpoli police also confirmed with the Badlapur police, in whose jurisdiction the driver Arvind Dikshit (34) stayed, that a missing person’s report had been registered in his name on November 24. Extortion plan foiled Officers said that inquiries with the accused established that they were planning to extort builders working in the Thane district, and had also drawn up a list of names of builders. The plan was to make extortion calls and also fire gunshots at their construction sites in order to scare them into submission, the police said. Based on Mr. Mandal and Mr. Thakur’s interrogation, the police went on to arrest Hiraman Gangawasi (40), Pramod Nuner (30), Rajesh Karotiya (30) and Prabhakar singh (22), and also recovered two more pistols and 20 live rounds from them. The police are now interrogating the accused further to find more information about their criminal activities and are also in touch with other police commissionerates, the officers said.
2018-12-10‘TMC apathy reason for poor infrastructure across city slums’ - Times of India
‘TMC apathy reason for poor infrastructure across city slums’ Dec 10, 2018, 23:01 IST Thane: The “indifference” of the municipal corporation towards upgrading the basic infrastructure in the three slum settlements of Thane, which were recently given a face lift by an NGO, has been blamed for failing to bring about a desirable change in the neighbourhood. The voluntary group who took the lead in painting the drab-looking 4,000-odd tenements in the lake city has put the onus on the civic authority for the status quo in slums here. Interestingly, the office-bearers of the NGO claimed that a similar project in Mumbai has met with success and that the change is evident not just in appearance but also in infrastructure of the slums in Asalpha and Bandra, attributing it to the pro-active behaviour of the BMC officials. “We have conducted similar painting exercises in 63 areas across Mumbai and Thane. The aim is not to just paint the walls of these hutments, but also to gradually bring about a change in the mindset of the occupants in regards to cleanliness, education and more,” said Shekhar Khanna, the co-ordinator of the NGO. He added that the civic bureaucracy in the BMC is pro-active to the needs of the slum dwellers. However, the same cannot be said about Thane as residents continue to face inadequate water supply, clogged toilets, bad roads and more. “Since we have our limitations, we are not able to visit every shanty and discuss their issues at length. Many times we get calls from people who are facing problems in getting water and access to toilets. Residents prefer contacting us than the TMC officials. This is because may be they think that these issues won’t be solved by the TMC,’’ Khanna said. “Next week we will be conducting a three-week cleanliness drive in Parsik Nagar wherein we will teach the residents the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and sanitation,” added Khanna.
2018-12-10Cops probing murder bid chance upon carjackers who shot cabbie, dumped body - Times of India
Cops probing murder bid chance upon carjackers who shot cabbie, dumped body The Thane police who were probing a case of attempt to murder in which six persons were arrested stumbled upon another case of murder in which the gang was involved. Dec 11, 2018, 05:29 IST THANE: The Thane police who were probing a case of attempt to murder in which six persons were arrested stumbled upon another case of murder in which the gang was involved. Officials of Narpoli police station in Thane were investigating a case of attempt to murder in which the six are accused. It is during this probe, that they learnt about a mystery murder of a driver who had been shot dead on the head near Shahpur and the body dumped in a jungle. The police have recovered four choppers, four pistols and 31 cartridge from them. The police said that accused-Dulal Mandal (29), Hiraman Gangawasi (40), Pramod Nuner (30), Rajesh Karotia (30), Prabhakar Singh (22) and the gang leader Jaysingh Thakur (34)-ran a syndicate in and around Thane, said additional commissioner of police Satya Narayan. On December 6,Mandal abducted his relative Arjun Sarkar (32) over a financial dispute involving Rs 10,000. The gang members took Sarkar to Kasheli pipeline and fired three rounds at him, injuring him seriously, said Narayan. Passersby took Sarkar to a local hospital from where he was shifted to Sion hospital. He is now out of danger. The police registered an offence and Mandal was arrested, said the officer. The investigators interrogated Mandal which led to the arrest of the others. "During Thakur's interrogation, the other murder case came to light. Speaking about the murder case, the police said that the gang members had hired a car from Majiwada in Thane to go to Nashik on November 23. On reaching Kasara, they abruptly changed their plan and asked the driver to take them back to Thane. "On the way back to Thane, the accused persons fired at driver Arvind Dixit (31) from their pistol and shot him on the head in a bid to rob the car. They dumped his body in a jungle and drove to Thane where they got the number plate changed, said senior inspector S B Jadhav of Narpoli police station. The gang was also involved in an extortion case, said the police.
2018-12-10Thane police solves attempt to murder, murder cases; 6 arrested - United News of India
Thane police solves attempt to murder, murder cases; 6 arrested Thane, Dec 10 (UNI) With the arrest of six people including a gang leader, the city police on Monday claims to have detected two cases-one of attempt to murder in the city limits and other of murder under the limits of Rural Police. An offence under sections 387, 115, 120B, 511 of Indian Penal Code and also sections 3 and 25 of the Arms Act and sections 37(1), 135 of the Bombay Police Act has been registered against all the arrested accused at the Narpoli police station under Bhiwandi. All the six accused were produced before a local magistrate who remanded them into police custody up to December 15, police said. Police seized total six pistols, 41 cartridges, one magazine, two mobile phones, three choppers, one knife, two cars and one motorbike from the accused. They have been identified as Dulal Bhola Mandal (29), Hiru alias Hiraman Jagadish Gangawasi (40), Kali alias Pramod Beniram Nuner (30), Rai alias Rajesh Kalicharan Karotia (30), Anju alias Prabhakar Manoj Singh (22) and the leader of the gang Bunty alias Jaysingh Thakur (34). Police suspect this to be a gang which was operating in and around Thane and the gang members had allegedly planned attack on the builders or businessmen for extortion by opening fire at their establishments in Thane and Narpoli of Bhiwandi. They had also conducted reccee of their targets but were nabbed before they could accomplish their plans, police said.The police zeroed in on the criminals when the Narpoli police who were probing a case of attempt to murder got a lead into other case of murder at Shahapur. Giving further details, police said it was on December 6, one of the accused Dulal Mandal abducted his relative Arjun Pavitra Sarkar (32) over a financial dispute and took him to Kasheli pipeline and fired at him, injuring him. Injured Sarkar was taken to the local hospital and later to a hospital in Mumbai, where he is being treated. The police had registered an offence under sections 307 and 504 of IPC against accused Mandal and he was arrested recently. The interrogation of Mandal led to other accused Thakur, the gang leader.On November 23, they had hired a car for going to Nashik but en route at Kasara, they changed their plans and asked the driver to take them back to Thane. While the driver, Arvind Dixit (31), was driving the car back to Thane, the accused persons allegedly fired from a revolver on the driver and killed him. They took the car to Thane city and changed its number plate.The offence under sections 302, 201 of IPC and Arms Act and 37 (1), 135 of BP Act had been registered at the Shahapur police station under Thane Rural Police in regards to the crime. As regards another gang member Rai, police said, he was involved in a case of murder within the limits of the Vartak Nagar police station in 2014 and was out of jail a couple of weeks ago. Meanwhile, a missing person complaint had been registered at the Badlapur police station on November 25. The victim had taken the car for driving for a period of 11 months from the owner Manoj Chourasia, police said.The local police are carrying out further probe into the crime and hope to get some more members of the gang. It is suspected that this gang was operating in and around Thane, sources added.
2018-12-10Election To Thane Bar Ass'n To Be Held According To Principle Of 'One Bar One Vote': Bombay HC [Read Judgment] - Live Law
Election To Thane Bar Ass’n To Be Held According To Principle Of ‘One Bar One Vote’: Bombay HC [Read Judgment] December 10, 2018 5:42 pm In a significant decision that will have an impact on elections for bar associations to be held across the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court has directed the Thane District Courts Bar Association (TDCBA) to reschedule the elections that were scheduled to be held on December 10 and hold them in accordance with the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote.’ A division bench of Justice BP Dharmadhikari and Justice SV Kotwal was hearing a petition filed by four advocates practicing in Thane District and Sessions Court. Case Background The petitioners contended that certain advocates practice in Thane and they also have memberships of other bar associations. Such advocates are used by contesting candidates to create vote bank, hence the petitioners argued that the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote’ should be made applicable. According to the petitioners, on August 14, 2018, some 151 members of the TDCBA had written a letter to a seven-member committee communicating approval for the purpose of introducing the principle of One Bar, One Vote. The Special General Body Meeting was convened on September 11 for implementing these changes in the Constitution. A few more changes were proposed through the amendment and it was decided that such suggestions should be forwarded to the constitutional committee for its consideration. Thereafter, on November 13, 2018, the meeting was conducted and according to the petitioners, during the said meeting, members who were outside members, tried to take charge of the meeting forcefully. The proposed amendment for One Bar, One Vote was not passed and no decision was taken on that issue. Also, chaos ensued when one of the election officers issued a notification on November 27 declaring that elections shall be held as per the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote’ and the said notification was annulled by another notification issued by the second election officer. Another notification was issued stating that the first notification continued to bind the elections, a fourth notification was issued in retaliation asking members to ignore the earlier notification.Once the said petition was filed, advocates who are life members of the TDCBA, as well as Navi Mumbai and Bhiwandi Bar Associations, filed intervention applications. Submissions and Judgment Senior Advocate PS Dani appeared on behalf of the petitioners and in support of the principle of ‘One Bar, One Vote’ relied on judgment of the Supreme Court in Supreme Court Bar Association and Ors. Vs. BD Kaushik and Ors, the Delhi High Court’s decision in PK Dash and Ors. vs. Bar Council of Delhi and Ors and the decision of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh (Indore Bench) in the case of Amol Shrivastava and Ors. Vs. Bar Council of India and Ors. He submitted that the said principle was binding on the TDCBA and pother bar associations also. Whereas, advocate for the intervenors SM Oak submitted that the principle of ‘One Bar One Vote’ was a sound principle but the Supreme Court had not made it binding on other bar associations, therefore the rules of TDCBA must be amended accordingly and only then such principle should be made applicable. After examining the facts at hand and Supreme Court’s judgment on the issue, the court said-“We have noted down the events which have occurred in the election process and in particular, the chaotic situation which is prevailing at present. Therefore, in our opinion, this is a rare case which calls for our interference though the election process has begun. In view of discussion in the body of this Judgment and chaotic situation noted supra, we find that polling on 10/12/2018 as scheduled, is not possible. Elections need to be conducted in cordial atmosphere and in adherence to the principle of One Bar, One Vote. Hence, it is in the interest of Bar Association that the elections are rescheduled at an earliest possible opportunity. ”The court further noted-“ The Honorable Supreme Court has observed that embodiment of such principle in the rules does not affect any fundamental rights of the Advocates who are members of more than one Bar Associations. Though, the said Judgment was delivered in the case of Supreme Court Bar Association, the observations of the Honorable Supreme Court are in the nature of obiter and have a binding force.” The court directed the members intending to vote in the TDCBA elections to sign a declaration with a validity of two years stating that they are casting their vote in only one election. The election programme was set aside and the TDCBA was ordered to announce the new programme after complying with the said directions.
2018-12-09Seven Women Rescued In Raid At Thane's Illegal Orchestra Bar, 42 Arrested - NDTV News
Seven Women Rescued In Raid At Thane's Illegal Orchestra Bar, 42 Arrested Singers and dancers were found engaging in "obscene" acts inside the outlet, the police said. Updated: December 09, 2018 23:16 IST THANE: Police raided an illegal orchestra bar in Thane, Maharashtra, today and arrested 42 people, including its owner, manager and customers, and also rescued seven women, an official said. Assistant superintendent of police (Thane district rural police) Atul Kulkarni, who led the raid on the "Gandharva" bar and restaurant, said the outlet did not possess a valid licence to operate and employ female singers. During the raid, the police found a cavity within the premises from where seven girls were rescued, he said, adding Rs. 64,980 in cash was also seized. Singers and dancers were found engaging in "obscene" acts inside the outlet, the police said. A total of 42 people, including 27 members of the bar management and staff, and 11 customers were arrested, the police said. An offence under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against the accused and a probe was on, the police added.
2018-12-09Thane police raid illegal orchestra bar; arrest 42 people - Times of India
Thane police raid illegal orchestra bar; arrest 42 people Thane police raid illegal orchestra bar; arrest 42 peoplePTI | Dec 9, 2018, 23:00 ISTRepresentative imageTHANE: Police raided an illegal orchestra bar here on Sunday and arrested 42 people, including its owner, manager and customers, and also rescued seven bar girls, an official said. The bar is located under the Naya Nagar police station limits in Bhayander town and the raid was carried out in the early hours. Assistant SP (Thane district rural police) Atul Kulkarni, who led the raid on 'Gandharva' bar and restaurant, said the outlet did not possess a valid licence to operate and employ female singers. During the raid, the police found a cavity within the premises from where seven girls were rescued, he said, adding Rs 64,980 in cash was also seized. Singers and dances were found engaging in "obscene" acts in the outlet, police said. A total of 42 people, including 27 members of the bar management and staff, and 11 customers were arrested, the police said. The arrested management members included the outlet's owner and manager, they added. An offence under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against the accused and a probe was on, the police added. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News. FROM AROUND THE WEB Loctite® Thread Sealant provides 100% seal to pipe jointsAd LOCTITE®I bought my dream car in 3 months, thanks to this!Ad Times99Premium 3/4 BHK Row Houses Off Hennur-Bagalur Rd @ ?1.93Cr.Ad Assetz Property GroupMen, you don't need the blue pill if you do this once daily!Ad Testo UltraBuy 1/2/3 BHK At Affordable Prices In Your Favorite LocalityAd TJHelps control cholestrol & BP- Cureveda Heart HugsAd Cureveda by BaidyanathVirat Kohli praises Anushka Sharma, gets trolled badlyThe Times Of IndiaNaseeruddin Shah hits back at Pakistan PM Imran Khan!The Times Of IndiaNachaniya | Song - Kahava Tu PavaluThe Times Of India Parkside by Brigade - Senior living homes Sarjapur Rd ?40LAd Brigade GroupOwn a house by paying just Rs 25000* Every monthAd SOBHA LIMITEDMacBook Air @ Effective Monthly Cost of ?5,059* #GetItNOWAd INDIAiSTOREBoost your stamina with Play Win capsules.Ad Play Win1+1 on Food and Drinks at the best restaurants. Try for freeAd Times PrimeThis Christmas, shop amazing gift items from QtroveAd QtroveIPL auction: Patiala cousins go for big moneyThe Times Of IndiaFavorite food joints of Ruchita JadhavThe Times Of IndiaIPL 2019 MI Players List: Complete squad of Mumbai IndiansThe Times Of India Read
2018-12-09Thane: Woman found dead, cops suspect lover - Times of India
Thane: Woman found dead, cops suspect lover A 26-year-old woman's decomposed body was found in her house in Manpada, Dombivli, on Sunday. The police suspect that the woman's live-in partner, Jitendra Sakpal (30), killed her three days ago. He is on the run. Dec 10, 2018, 04:55 IST KALYAN: A 26-year-old woman's decomposed body was found in her house in Manpada, Dombivli, on Sunday. The police suspect that the woman’s live-in partner, Jitendra Sakpal (30), killed her three days ago. He is on the run. The victim, Jayshree Mojhar, was separated from her husband since two years and was living with Sakpal (30). The police said a week ago, Sakpal assaulted Mojhar following which she had approached cops. The police had warned Sakpal and let him go. An official said it seems Mojhar was hit on her head with a sharp object two to three days ago, which resulted in her death. The body was found on Sunday morning after locals from Kene Chawl where the victim lived complained of foul smell. Cops broke open the door, which was locked from outside, and found Mojhar’s decomposed body. Sushil Raut, inspector at Manpada police station, said, “Acting on Mojhar’s mother’s complaint, we have registered a murder case against Sakpal and a hunt is on.” The body has been sent to Rukminibai Hospital for autopsy.
2018-12-09Ramdas Athawale pins slap attempt on inadequate cop cover at Thane event - Times of India
Ramdas Athawale pins slap attempt on inadequate cop cover at Thane event Dec 9, 2018, 16:03 IST MUMBAI: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday blamed police for an incident in which a man tried to slap him at a public event in Maharashtra's Thane district claiming it had failed to provide him adequate security. The Republican Party of India (Athawale) chief was in Ambernath town to address a rally late Saturday when Pravin Gosavi (30) tried to slap him. In a statement issued Sunday morning, Athawale said, "Police did not provide sufficient protection, that helped the assailant to target me. My popularity is growing and it may have resulted in a jealous person charging against me. I am going to meet chief minister of Maharashtra regarding the same." Athawale had just got off the dais after delivering a speech on the Constitution when the incident happened at around 10.15pm Saturday. The minister of state for social justice and empowerment was not harmed as the bystanders and police managed to foil Gosavi's attempt to assault him, an officer said. Athawale Sunday morning asked his party workers to maintain peace in the wake of the incident. The local RPI (A) unit has called for a shutdown in Ambernath on Sunday as a mark of protest. An officer said the situation in the town was calm and under control, with a large posse of police personnel out on the streets to keep vigil. No untoward incident has been reported since morning, the officer added.
2018-12-09Sale of 24 houses will help pay for development of former Aloha site - The Bellingham Herald
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Here’s how that’s a good thing | The Bellingham Herald × SECTIONS Search → E-edition Home Customer Service Customer Service Mobile & Apps About Us Contact Us Newsletters News Tips Share a Photo Dealsaver News All News Local Crime Northwest Nation & World Weird News Local Elections Videos Galleries Traffic Cams Webcam Reader Photos Columnists Rules of the Road Sports All Sports Seahawks Mariners Outdoors Colleges Politics Politics Elections Business All Business National Business Entertainment All Entertainment Calendar Restaurants Movie News & Reviews Movie Showtimes Celebrities Comics Puzzles & Games Horoscopes Living All Living Celebrations Food & Drink Families Primetime Seniors Opinion All Opinion Editorial Cartoons Letters to the Editor Obituaries Local Obituaries Submit an Obituary Public Notices Cars Jobs Moonlighting Homes Classifieds Place An Ad Mobile & Apps Local Some affordable housing in Bellingham is being sold. Here’s how that’s a good thing By Kie Relyea ORDER REPRINT → December 09, 2018 05:00 AM Condemned Aloha Motel gets demolished Workers demolish one of the buildings at the Aloha Motel on North Samish Way in Bellingham, Washington on Nov. 10, 2015. The city condemned the motel for being a hub of crime and then bought the property. By Up Next × SHARE COPY LINK Workers demolish one of the buildings at the Aloha Motel on North Samish Way in Bellingham, Washington on Nov. 10, 2015. The city condemned the motel for being a hub of crime and then bought the property. By Bellingham The Bellingham Housing Authority will sell 24 houses and use the anticipated $7-plus million in proceeds to help finance the redevelopment of the former Aloha Motel property. Located on North Samish Way in Bellingham and once a magnet for crime, the Aloha site is being turned into a mix of affordable housing — a total of 160 apartments and townhouses — and offices and commercial space. Groundbreaking is planned for summer 2019, according to Brien Thane, executive director and CEO of the Bellingham Housing Authority. As for the 24 houses, the housing agency bought the single-family homes in the 1980s and has been renting them as affordable housing. They’re scattered around Bellingham, with one or two located outside the city. Compared to the organization’s other properties, the houses are inefficient to operate, Thane said. SIGN UP Premium content for only $0.99 For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. SUBSCRIBE NOW #ReadLocal For example, is a faucet breaks at one of the housing agency’s multifamily sites, the organization knows the make and model and likely has an available replacement. “That’s just not the case with these houses,” Thane said. “They’re all quite different from each other.” The Bellingham Herald obtained information for this story through phone and email interviews. As part of the sales effort, the housing authority is working with the city of Bellingham and nonprofits that include Lydia Place, Northwest Youth Services and Kulshan Community Land Trust. The goal is to have the nonprofits buy the homes for their programs or housing, according to Thane. “I find it exciting that we’re able to work together with the city and a broad range of nonprofit partners, so that rather than just sell these houses and invest the funds in building more affordable housing, which is a good thing in and of itself, these houses will continue to provide a benefit to the broader community,” Thane said. The city isn’t buying any of the houses but expects that some nonprofits will ask for funding to acquire them, said Samya Lutz, Housing and Services Program manager for Bellingham. Affordable homes Thane said the Bellingham Housing Authority acquired the properties with financing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which required they be sold at their appraised value. HUD must give the housing authority permission to sell the houses, Thane said, adding that he expected the OK to come later this month. The houses are valued in the low- to mid-$300,000 range, according to Thane. “There’s almost no inventory on the market in our community in that price range. It’s a real opportunity all the way around, whether somebody wants to acquire one for like a group home or work through the land trust for a home ownership opportunity,” Thane said. Houses that aren’t sold to nonprofits will be put on the open market in the spring, Thane said. People are living in all of the houses, save for one on Moore Street that is home to the Roosevelt Neighborhood Resource Center. The housing authority wants to sell the house to the Whatcom Family and Community Network, the group that runs the resource center. As for the residents in the other homes, Thane said the housing authority is working to find them new homes in its other properties. “I’m confident that we will succeed in relocating folks,” he said. “If push came to shove and somehow we simply could not relocate a family, then we would not be selling that house.” The former Aloha Motel property will be turned into a mix of affordable housing, parking, offices and commercial space under new owner Bellingham Housing Authority. City of Bellingham Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald Former Aloha site As for the former Aloha property, the city of Bellingham obtained the site in 2015 under condemnation proceedings after declaring the motel a blight. The motel at 315 N. Samish Way was demolished the same year. And while the Aloha was known for housing criminal and unsafe activity — drug deals, deadly overdoses, violence — it also was one of the few places where people with little income and bad background checks could find a place to live. In 2017, the Bellingham Housing Authority bought the property from the city for $1.83 million, using a loan obtained from the city’s low-income housing fund. The land will be redeveloped into a complex with 160 apartments and townhouses for residents with a range of incomes, new office headquarters for the housing agency, a parking garage for tenants, and commercial spaces along North Samish Way. Construction will occur in two phases, with the first one set to break ground this summer to build 69 apartments and the headquarters. 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2018-12-09Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Thane, RPI alleges attack was pre-planned - Economic Times
Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Thane, RPI alleges attack was pre-planned Dec 9, 2018, 11.36 AM IST Members of Republican Party of India (A) gathered outside Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale’s residence after a man slapped him during an event in Thane. They alleged that the attack was pre-planned. “Mastermind should be nabbed and we call for Maharashtra band on December 09”, said a member. The man was subsequently thrashed by crowd after he slapped Athawale. He was admitted to hospital for treatment.
2018-12-09Youth slaps Ramdas Athawale at public event in Thane - Zee Business
Youth slaps Ramdas Athawale at public event in Thane Updated: December 9, 2018 18:24 pm A youth slapped Union minister Ramdas Athawale at a public event in Thane. Watch the video to know more
2018-12-09Thane: Ambernath tense after youth slaps Ramdas Athavale at rally - Times of India
Thane: Ambernath tense after youth slaps Ramdas Athavale at rally Updated: Dec 9, 2018, 18:08 IST AMBERNATH: A youth slapped minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athavale here during a Republican Party of India (RPI-A) function on Saturday night. Party workers caught hold of the youth, assaulted him, and handed him over to the police. The police tightened security as the city was tense after the incident. Athavale had come to address a public rally of the party at Netaji Chowk in Ambernath (west). Police said that Athavale, after completing his speech, was leaving the stage when he was slapped. Angry party workers pounced on the youth almost immediately, said the police. Police inspector Narendra Patil confirmed the assault on Athavale. The police said they had detained the youth, Pravin Gosavi, but were yet to find out the reason for the attack. As the party has its stronghold in the city, the police beefed up security to avoid any untoward incident. In Video: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale slapped at an event
2018-12-09Maharashtra minister calls for meet to resolve milk pouch issue - Times of India
Maharashtra minister calls for meet to resolve milk pouch issue Dec 9, 2018, 06:32 IST PUNE/ MUMBAI: After dairies in the state upped the ante on their stand on stopping milk pouch packaging, state environment minister Ramdas Kadam called a meeting on December 11 to find a solution to the issue. The meeting will be attended by dairy representatives, dairy development minister and environment department officials to resolve the “misunderstanding” over pouches. Kadam clarified that the department had not barred plastic manufacturers from supplying plastic sheets. He said dairies must ensure the raw material is stamped to ensure it’s not used for anything else. Kadam said milk suppliers have only been told to ensure a proper ‘buy-back’ scheme of used pouches, which they have not yet done. Dairy representatives had told TOI on Friday that over 200 big dairies were likely to stop polythene packaging and buying milk from farmers even if one of them ran out of plastic film after the third week of December. Plastic manufacturers in the state and Daman had in November decided to stop plastic film (used to make milk pouches) supplies to dairies citing concerns over their inability to prepare an extended producer responsibility (EPR) plan under the plastic ban in the state. The EPR involves modalities of a waste collection system submitted to authorities for approval. The dairies expressed inability to prepare an EPR, citing impracticality in implementation. Once dairies stop pouch packaging, milk supplies are likely to be affected as there will be no alternative. Kadam said, “We only said milk pouches must have a deposit of 50 paise to Re1 each, and once empty, they have to be returned by customers for recycling in lieu of the deposit. But that is not being done.” Prakash Kutwal, secretary, Milk Producers’ and Processors’ Welfare Association, which has 203 members in the state, said even if one dairy runs out of film after December 15, the association will be notified. “Within three days, other dairies will stop pouch packaging. Dairies have doubled stocks of film so that nobody will have to come to a point where pouch packaging stops, especially for the benefit of farmers and customers. Even if one dairy owner runs out of film, all dairies will stand by him,” said Kutwal.
2018-12-08Thane Man Records Video Message Minutes Before Jumping in Front of Train, Clipping Goes Viral - News18
Thane Man Records Video Message Minutes Before Jumping in Front of Train, Clipping Goes Viral Thane Man Records Video Message Minutes Before Jumping in Front of Train, Clipping Goes Viral Police said that the man's head was lying on the one side of the track, while the torso on the other side. When cops checked his mobile phone, they found that he had recorded a video suicide message. Updated:December 8, 2018, 7:28 AM IST Thane: A 20-year-old man allegedly ended his life by jumping before a suburban train near Kalyan railway station in Thane district of Maharashtra. The incident came to light on Thursday after the decapitated body of the victim, who hailed from Netivali village in the district, was found lying on the tracks, police said. According to police, although the motive behind his extreme step was not yet known, the deceased, Rohit Pardeshi, left a video message on his phone which said nobody should be blamed for his death. Inspector Dinkar Pingle of Kalyan Railway police station said a case of accidental death was registered and his body was sent for post-mortem. "Police found that the victim's head was lying on the one side of the track, while the torso on the other side. When we checked his mobile phone, we found that he had recorded a video suicide message," the officer said. In the message, he can be seen saying that he was committing suicide without anyone's pressure and nobody should be held responsible for it. The message also said that he had nobody in the family except his younger brother and all the property should go to him, police said. The video message has also gone viral on the social media, they said adding that further investigation was on.
2018-12-08Three arrested in Thane for stealing pedigree dogs - Hindustan Times
Three arrested in Thane for stealing pedigree dogs The accused had planned to sell the dogs and buy a dog of another breed Updated: Dec 09, 2018 01:16 IST Three friends were arrested for stealing dogs from their neighbour’s house in Kalyan on Saturday. The three stole the French bull dog and a beagle after the neighbour refused to give them the dogs.The two dogs were kept at the accused’s relative’s house in Nashik. The accused Devesh Patil, Rohit Bhange and Santosh Shinde are residents of Kalyan and are in their 20s. A few weeks ago, Patil asked their neighbour (identity not disclosed by the police) if they could adopt the French bull but he refused. “Patil along with his friends planned to steal the two dogs. Last week, the accused took away the dogs which were chained outside the neighbour’s house. They kept the dogs at their relative’s place,” said B Kadam, senior police inspector from Khadakpada police station. The accused lied to the relative saying that they had bought the dogs and will take them back after a few days as there is construction work going on in their house. Kadam added, “The owner of the dogs approached the police and a complaint was lodged against unknown person. We learnt that the three youngsters had a heated argument with the neighbour when he refused to give the dogs. We then got information about the accused and arrested all three. The accused had planned to sell the dogs and buy a dog of another breed. “The dogs have been rescued and they are in good condition. A case has been registered against the trio. After producing them in court, they have been given police custody till December 10,” said Kadam.
2018-12-08Thane Youth Jumps In Front Of Speeding Train After Recording Suicide Message - Indiatimes.com
Thane Youth Jumps In Front Of Speeding Train After Recording Suicide Message Updated: Dec 08, 2018, 13:20 PM IST Thane Police have launched a probe into the death of a 20-year-old whose decapitated body was found lying on a railway track. The youth, Rohit Pardeshi allegedly ended his life by jumping before a suburban train near Kalyan railway station on Thursday. Police said the youth, who hailed from Netivali village in the district, had left a video message on his phone which said nobody should be blamed for his death. Inspector Dinkar Pingle of Kalyan Railway police station said a case of accidental death was registered and his body was sent for postmortem. “Police found that the victim’s head was lying on the one side of the track, while the torso on the other side. When we checked his mobile phone, we found that he had recorded a video suicide message,” the officer said. In the message, he can be seen saying that he was committing suicide without anyone’s pressure and nobody should be held responsible for it. The message also said that he had nobody in the family except his younger brother and all the property should go to him, police said. According to the cops the motive behind his extreme step was not yet known.
2018-12-08Thane man records video message minutes before jumping in front of train, clipping goes viral - Hindustan Times
Thane man records video message minutes before jumping in front of train, clipping goes viral The incident came to light on Thursday after the decapitated body of the victim, who hailed from Netivali village in the district, was found lying on the tracks, police said. Updated: Dec 08, 2018 08:49 IST Inspector Dinkar Pingle of Kalyan Railway police station said a case of accidental death was registered and his body was sent for post-mortem. A 20-year-old man allegedly ended his life by jumping before a suburban train near Kalyan railway station in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday. The incident came to light on Thursday after the decapitated body of the victim, who hailed from Netivali village in the district, was found lying on the tracks, police said. According to police, although the motive behind his extreme step was not yet known, the deceased, Rohit Pardeshi, left a video message on his phone which said nobody should be blamed for his death. Inspector Dinkar Pingle of Kalyan Railway police station said a case of accidental death was registered and his body was sent for post-mortem. Police found that the victim's head was lying on the one side of the track, while the torso on the other side. When we checked his mobile phone, we found that he had recorded a video suicide message, the officer said.In the message, he can be seen saying that he was committing suicide without anyone's pressure and nobody should be held responsible for it. The message also said that he had nobody in the family except his younger brother and all the property should go to him, police said. The video message has also gone viral on the social media, they said adding that further investigation was on.
2018-12-07Absconding murder convict nabbed from UP by Thane cops - Times of India
Absconding murder convict nabbed from UP by Thane cops Dec 7, 2018, 22:18 IST THANE: A murder convict, who had jumped parole, has been arrested by Thane police from his home town of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said on Friday. Ashok Kumar Singh was among the three accused convicted for the murder of Ramnarayan Singh in Carvalho Nagar area on December 5, 1994. The murder had taken place over a property dispute. Senior police inspector Nitin Thackeray of Thane crime branch said that Singh was serving life sentence at Nashik Central Jail since 1997. He was granted parole in 2000 and did not return to the prison after being released, Thackeray said. After receiving a tip-off, a police team led by Thackeray and Special Task Force of UP police raided his house in Sultanpur Thursday and nabbed him, he said. A mob of locals, including a large number of women, tried to prevent police from taking Singh in custody and some policemen were injured in the scuffle, the senior police inspector said.
2018-12-07Two arrested for torching two-wheelers in Thane - United News of India
Two arrested for torching two-wheelers in Thane Thane, Dec 7 (UNI) The city police have arrested two men for allegedly torching nine two-wheelers here. The duo allegedly set ablaze the two-wheelers in Naupada locality inthe wee hours of Thursday, police said on Friday. Following which, the Naupada police had registered an offence under sections 435, 436, 427 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code against the alleged accused persons. The police formed teams to trace the accused and verified the close circuit TV footage in the locality. They spotted the two-wheeler of the accused at the scene, track edit, finally zeroed in on the accused and nabbed them last night. Police identified the prime accused Vijay Joshi (22) and his friend Aniket Jadhav (19). Joshi wanted to avenge for a personal rivalry and hence, he alongwith Jadhav set on fire the two-wheelers, sources added.
2018-12-07Two arrested for arson in Thane - The Hindu
Two arrested for arson in Thane UPDATED: DECEMBER 08, 2018 00:55 IST They allegedly set nine two-wheelers on fire on Thursday The Naupada police on Friday arrested two people in Thane for allegedly setting nine two-wheelers on fire on Thursday. The police said the accused were trying to burn one vehicle out of personal enmity, but ended up burning the other vehicles parked at the spot. The accused will be produced in court on Saturday. According to the Naupada police, the fire was reported at 3.30 a.m. in Panchpakhadi area. The police said that the vehicles belonged to residents of Ganeshwadi slum and were parked on a service road. A tea stall was also damaged and the police estimate the total losses to be around ?3.58 lakh. Meenal Joshi, a resident of Om Aditya Housing Society, said, “The fire started while we were all asleep. I heard a loud noise of engines exploding one by one and it woke me up.” Shripad Deshpande, a resident of Chandravadan co-operative housing society, said, “We heard the noise and my son immediately rushed to the spot. He saw several bikes that had completely been burnt.” Locals doused the fire and informed the Naupada police about the incident. Dr. D.S. Swami, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 1, said, “We checked the CCTV footage in the area and identified one of the two accused from his clothes and the car he was driving. He was identified as Aniket Jadhav. His co-accused, Vijay Joshi, was also nabbed and both of them were arrested.” The police said that Mr. Joshi, a resident of Ganeshwadi, had a criminal record and was arrested several times in cases of theft. The police said that Mr. Joshi wanted to exact revenge from his neighbour, Manohar Khapre, who had taunted him. However, while trying to set Mr. Khapre bike ablaze, Mr. Joshi's own bike also caught fire. Mr. Joshi and Mr. Jadhav have been charged with causing mischief using fire or explosive substances with the intention of damaging property under the Indian Penal Code.
2018-12-07Meet Thane Maynard - WVXU
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2018-12-06Let's talk... Thane teenagers educate ruralfolk about menstrual hygiene - Times of India
Let's talk... Thane teenagers educate ruralfolk about menstrual hygiene Dec 7, 2018, 00:14 IST THANE: All of 12 years of age, Akshi Takle and Ishaan Khadse have been crowned as the ‘young sanitary pad revolutionaries’ by their classmates after the duo travelled across the state sensitising and spreading awareness on menstruation and the importance of early sex education. It all started when Takle experienced the monthly cycle for the first time, last year. Initially scared by the sudden pain and the blood stains, the minor was well prepared as she had been briefed about it in school. However, a thought crossed her mind about how girls in different socio-cultural milieus would deal with this and that when she decided to work on it extensively and soon was confident that her project would be the right fit for the National Children’s Science Congress. The class VII student of Smt Sulochandevi Singhania School spent months researching the topic, formulating surveys and questionnaires, meeting experts in the field to conducting experiments in laboratories and the budding scientists began their journey to the rural pockets of Wada, Kothali-Jalgaon and Muktai Nagar for their survey and data collection on menstrual hygiene awareness and the harmful effects of the disposal of commercially available sanitary napkins to the environment. “We spoke to 60 women from these regions and 200 more from the urban areas of Thane along with five women from the ‘below poverty line’ residing in the city,” said Ishaan. Akshi said they asked them questions like what type of sanitary napkins they use and whether they are open to using the eco-friendly, reasonably priced options. “While majority of them used cloth pads they were at least aware of the hygiene to be maintained, except in Kothali area,” said Akshi. “In Wada and Muktai Nagar, people were not open to early sex education as they feared that this would increase curiosity among the youngsters.” The class VII students not only provided the women with the dos and don’ts through street plays and skits with the help of gynaecologists and other doctors, but the young scientists have also curated cloth and woolen sanitary napkins. The judges were so baffled by the topic that the children have now been selected to present their research at the Indian Science Congress to be held in January.
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2018-12-06Early morning scare: 9 parked bikes set ablaze in Panchpakhadi - Times of India
Early morning scare: 9 parked bikes set ablaze in Panchpakhadi As many as nine bikes that were parked on a service road near Panchpakhadi were set ablaze during the wee hours of Thursday, triggering a fear among resident. No one was injured in the incident. Dec 7, 2018, 00:16 IST THANE: As many as nine bikes that were parked on a service road near Panchpakhadi were set ablaze during the wee hours of Thursday, triggering a fear among resident. No one was injured in the incident. The TMC’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said that the incident took place at around 3am at Ganeshwadi area. Five scooters and four bikes were completely charred in the incident. An eyewitness, Chandarakant Kalokhe, said , “I saw that one two-wheeler had caught fire. I immediately went down to the fire station and informed the officials. But when I returned, I found nearly 5 to 6 vehicles were up in flames. The fire officials reached the spot and immediately started dousing the flames.” Senior police officers also rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation. “We are trying to find out who were behind the incident. Investigations are on in the case,” said additional commissioner of police Satyanarayan.
Early morning scare: 9 parked bikes set ablaze in Panchpakhadi - Times of India
2018-12-06Deemed conveyance request up 3-fold in dist - Times of India
Deemed conveyance request up 3-fold in dist Updated: Dec 7, 2018, 00:19 IST THANE: The number of residential societies from Thane district applying for deemed conveyance (DC) has seen a notable jump this year with statistics showing three-fold rise since 2016. Statistics available with the deputy district registrar (DDR) of cooperative department at Thane reveal that while the number of applications for seeking DC was 154 between January and December 2016, the numbers went up to 449 till mid-November this year with a few more likely to come forward by the year-end. Around 138 applications had come for processing in the previous year. Officials from the cooperative department said relaxation of a few norms coupled with lucrative prospects for redevelopment before housing societies is apparently drawing residents staying in such properties to come forward and apply for deemed conveyance. “Several buildings constructed in the late 70-80s decade have now become old and decrepit and residents want to go for redevelopment. However, they are faced with the issue of land title ownership which is required to keep the interests of the tenants intact and this is pushing more societies to come forward and seek conveyance. Also, the state has relaxed the need of submitting an occupancy certificate (OC) along with other documents while seeking the DC, which is a huge relief. Ideally, the developers transfer title of the land in the name of the society after selling off flats but in some cases, the builders failed to do so or waited for exploiting the land potential at a later stage leading to a delay. In such cases, where the developer is unavailable, the society approaches us to get the title transfer and once they fulfil all norms, the land conveyance is considered as deemed,” explained an official from the DDR office at Thane justifying the reason for the increase. Experts said several builders had not conveyed the title of the properties to the societies with the hope of exploiting potential of availing more floor space index in the future when the property was due for redevelopment. The state had come out with the special law, including amendment to the Maharashtra Flat Owners Act (MOFA), 1963 to enable societies to get deemed conveyance easily. Meanwhile, activists have alleged the present mandatory online registration process was slowing down the course. “We are being informed of problems faced by society members while registering their details and re-accessing their status online. The state should have also kept the manual process active,” said advocate Satnam Singh Rasgotra. Meanwhile, officials dismissed the claims adding that the online process was started to weed out any discrepancies in the system and improve transparency.
Deemed conveyance request up 3-fold in dist - Times of India
2018-12-066 arrested for Rs 10 crore ponzi fraud in Thane - United News of India
6 arrested for Rs 10 crore ponzi fraud in Thane Thane, Dec 6 (UNI) At least six people, including the chairman and MD of a firm, have been booked for allegedly being part of a Ponzi scheme in which people were duped to the tune of Rs 10 crore, police said. The arrested were identified as Chairman Shivaji Nikade, MD Ganesh Hazare and other directors including Lukman Shiakh, Sachin Gosavi, Mukesh Sudesh and Sulindra Chavan, police said. It was in 2013, one of the friends of the complainant came to him and told him about 'Atharva 4 U Infra' and 'Agro Pvt Ltd' and investment opportunities and said that as an agent, he was getting all kinds of perks including bungalow, car and Rs 3 lakh as commission. The complainant was told that besides Mumbai, the company had branches in Thane, Panvel, Talasari, Satara, Uran, Wada, Dahanu, Virar, Kolhapur, Roha, Ratnaigir, Solapur, Gujerart, Rajastan and Karnataka, among others. Since 2010, he had been investing in the firm in the form of FDs and RDs and his relatives and friends had also invested in the firm.
6 arrested for Rs 10 crore ponzi fraud in Thane - United News of India
2018-12-06Mumbai: FIRs ordered against two Thane Rural police officers for failing to maintain case diaries - The Indian Express
Mumbai: FIRs ordered against two Thane Rural police officers for failing to maintain case diaries The orders originated from two bail applications heard by Judge Jadhav during which he expressed displeasure about the quality of evidence submitted by the investigating officers. Published: December 6, 2018 1:00:31 am The Thane sessions court last week directed that FIRs be filed against two officers of Thane Rural Police for incomplete case diaries and conducting improper investigations. In two separate orders, Additional Sessions Judge VY Jadhav pulled up Assistant Police Inspector (API) Govind Borade, who was previously posted at Padgha police station in Bhiwandi, and Assistant Police Inspector Ganesh Bhamre of Mira Road police station. Following the court’s directions, FIRs were registered at both police stations on November 29, in which the officials were booked for disobeying directions of the law under the Indian Penal Code. The orders originated from two bail applications heard by Judge Jadhav during which he expressed displeasure about the quality of evidence submitted by the investigating officers. “This is serious contempt of the honourable High Court as well as negligence in the duty of the IO (investigating officer). There is possibility of changing the statements of witnesses or the investigation papers. Hence, now the time has come that prosecution should be initiated against the delinquent investigating officers for disobeying the directions of the honourable Bombay High Court as well as Section 172 of CrPC,” the judge observed in his order passed on November 30. In the first case, API Borade was investigating a case in which two men attacked their friend with steel chains and fractured his nose following a quarrel. But when the accused, Azharuddin and Yasin Chikhlekar, filed an anticipatory bail application in court, Judge Jadhav found that the case diary was not properly maintained by API Borade. “The case diaries were not separated into volumes and individual pages were not numbered, as required by the Bombay High Court,” said Inspector Sanjay Hajare of Padgha police station. In addition, API Borade had also not recorded the statement of the only eyewitness to the attack. As the accused were absconding, the police could not seize the chain used in the attack as well as the vehicle in which they fled. While Judge Jadhav took cognisance of the seriousness of the offence, he noted in his order that he was dismayed to find “no material on record to show as to what were taken by the IO against the applicants for the arrest”. While the judge rejected the bail plea filed by the accused, he observed that API Borade had failed to carry out the investigation in accordance to the guidelines laid down in the Criminal Procedure Code and by the Bombay High Court in 2011. Even as he was investigating the case, API Borade was transferred to Palghar District Police in June after completing a two-year tenure in Padgha. Inspector Hajare said that a notice would be served to API Borade to explain the lapses in his investigation before further criminal action is initiated against him. In the other case, the judge was hearing bail pleas filed by Bhimrao Jangle, the owner of an orchestra bar raided by the Mira Road police on October 12 and those of his employees, Rambharose Jagosav and Ranjitkumr Yadav. They had been booked under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels, Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women (working therein) Act for compelling three women to work as bar dancers and concealing them in a tiny cavity, with barely any space to breathe, when the police raided the premises. While hearing the bail applications, Judge Jadhav charged the IO, API Ganesh Bhamre, for not being serious about the investigation. The judge observed that API Bhamre had not submitted a panchanama of the space where the women had been confined and only arrested Jagosav and Yadav, the cashier and waiter, respectively, “who have no prima facie role in the alleged offence”. Jagosav and Yadav were granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 each while the judge rejected Jangle’s plea to be released, even though the IO had “failed to point out as to what steps were taken by him for arrest of accused”. The judge also took serious note of the fact that the case papers did not contain statements of a single witness, which raised the possibility of backdated statements being included in the chargesheet, he stated in his order. “In spite of repeated directions, there is practice in Thane district that the IO does not follow the directions of the honourable High Court about maintaining case diary,” Judge Jadhav observed. However, Inspector Vaibhav Shingare of Mira Road police station defended API Bhamre’s probe in the case. “…the officer’s writer forgot to carry the correct case diaries and brought along blank ones by mistake. The bail application of the accused was rejected because our investigation is proper,” he said. Contacted for a response, API Yuvraj Kalgutke, Thane Rural Police Spokesperson, said: “We issue administrative circulars from time to time reminding all officials to be thoroughly prepared to present progress of their investigations in court and to keep their case diaries updated. As per the CrPC, we have always submitted all documents and evidence in proper format in court.”
2018-12-06Bombay HC Refuses To Stay Proceedings In Thane Court Against Raymond Founder Vijaypat Singhania's Autobiography - Live Law
Bombay HC Refuses To Stay Proceedings In Thane Court Against Raymond Founder Vijaypat Singhania’s Autobiography DECEMBER 6, 2018 10:27 AM The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the suit filed by Raymond Limited against Vijaypat Singhania, company’s former chairman and managing director, in a Thane court seeking an injunction against the latter’s autobiography which is tentatively titled ‘The Incomplete Man’. Justice Anuja Prabhudessai rejected Vijaypat’s plea that the suit lying before the civil court in Thane be stayed and transferred to the civil court in Mumbai citing inconvenience. The estranged father had moved the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on the proceedings in Thane until the high court decides whether the case should be transferred to the city civil court. However, appearing for Raymond Limited, Senior Advocate Janak Dwarkadas, briefed by KN Legal-led by Kartik Nayar and comprising Sarthak Malhotra and Rishab Kumar, argued that there was no ground for staying the proceedings pending before the Thane court as it was at an interim stage. Vijaypat’s lawyers had argued that the matter should be transferred from Thane to Mumbai where a similar plea filed by Raymond Group chairman Gautam Singhania in his personal capacity seeking an injunction against his autobiography is pending. Last month, the civil court in Mumbai had refused to grant Gautam an ad-interim stay on the autobiography and the matter is now listed for tomorrow. In the suit filed in the court in Thane, Raymond Limited has alleged that the autobiography contains defamatory contents, confidential information and other trade secrets. The company has also alleged that the autobiography tentatively titled as ‘The Incomplete Man’- an obvious reference to the company’s tagline ‘The Complete Man’ hence, disparaging the company’s registered trademarks. The father and the son have been embroiled in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey JK House in the posh Malabar Hills. Vijaypat is now living in a rented accommodation.
2018-12-066 top officials of Thane firm booked for Rs 10cr Ponzi con - Times of India
6 top officials of Thane firm booked for Rs 10cr Ponzi con The Maharashtra police have filed cases against six employees of a private firm for allegedly duping investors of Rs 10 crore through a Ponzi scheme. Dec 7, 2018, 00:12 IST THANE: The Maharashtra police have filed cases against six employees of a private firm for allegedly duping investors of Rs 10 crore through a Ponzi scheme. The racket was unearthed after investors approached the economic offences wing of Thane police, claiming they were cheated by ‘Aatharv4U Infra And Agro Limited’, a police official said on Thursday. After these investors filed a complaint, an offence was registered on Wednesday against the six persons, including company chairman Shivaji Niphade, managing director Ganesh Hazare and directors Lukman Shaikh, Sachin Gosavi, Mukesh Sudesh and Sulindra Chavan. “We have registered an offence against six persons...,” said deputy commissioner of police D S Swami. A complainant said he and his relatives invested in the company since 2010 as it promised lucrative returns. The customers were given the option of investing money in fixed deposits and recurring deposits for various durations on the promise of high returns, the police said. Initially the investors got good returns, but the firm failed to make payments since 2016, citing the government’s demonetisation decision and giving other excuses, and duped them of around Rs 10 crore, Thane police spokesperson Shubhda Narkar said.
2018-12-06Nine vehicles burnt in fire incident in Thane - Business Standard
Nine vehicles burnt in fire incident in Thane Last Updated at December 6, 2018 11:55 IST At least nine vehicles were razed in a fire incident here in Maharashtra in the wee hours of Thursday, an official said. No casualty was reported in the incident, Thane Municipal Corporation's regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. The vehicles, all two-wheelers, were charred around 3 am near the Kaushalya hospital in Naupada area, he said. Firemen rushed to the spot and doused the flames, Kadam added. A police official said they were probing if it was an accidental fire or somebody's mischief.
2018-12-06Thane: Fire Erupts at Furniture Shop Near Muchhala College, Firefighters at Spot - LatestLY
Thane: Fire Erupts at Furniture Shop Near Muchhala College, Firefighters at Spot Dec 06, 2018 08:41 PM IST Fire at furniture shop in Thane Thane, December 6: A fire erupted at a furniture shop in Thane west on Thursday evening. Firefighters were at the spot, trying to douse the raging flames from the structure. The furniture shop which caught fire is located near Muchhala College on Ghodbunder road in Thane west, reported news agency ANI. Visuals from the spot show fire engulfing an entire structure. There were no reports of casualties at the time of filing this report.
2018-12-06Fire breaks out inside furniture shop in Thane - Hindustan Times
Fire breaks out inside furniture shop in Thane Fire tenders are at the spot and turning to douse the fire. Updated: Dec 06, 2018 20:37 IST A fire broke out in a furniture shop near Muchhala College, Thane (W) on Thursday evening, news agency ANI reported. Fire tenders are at the spot and turning to douse the fire. The fire took place inside a small furniture shop at Ghodbunder Road in Thane, Maharashtra. More details awaited.
Fire breaks out inside furniture shop in Thane - Hindustan Times
2018-12-06Thane cop among three arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe | Thane ... - Times of India
Thane cop among three arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe Dec 6, 2018, 17:16 IST THANE (MAHA): Three people, including a police officer, were arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a jeweller here in Maharashtra, a senior Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said Thursday. Assistant police inspector Sunil Wagh (34) had through another person, identified as Mahesh Patil (36), allegedly made a demand of Rs 10 lakh from the jeweller to save him from action in a criminal case, Thane ACB's inspector Seema Adnaik said. The jeweller lodged a complaint with the ACB, which laid a trap Wednesday evening in Dombivali town here and caught one Prakash Darji (36) while accepting Rs 1 lakh as first instalment of the bribe amount on behalf of Wagh, she said. Based on information provided by Darji, Wagh and Patil were also nabbed, police said. The accused were subsequently arrested and booked under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Thane cop among three arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe | Thane ... - Times of India
2018-12-06Elephantiasis: 14 cases detected in Thane - United News of India
Elephantiasis: 14 cases detected in Thane Thane, Dec 6 (UNI) As many as 14 cases of elephantiasis have been detected among the school students of this district during a sample survey conducted by the Health department during the week, health official said on Thursday. The survey was conducted in the schools of the districts of Thane and Palghar and 1,536 school students were examined, of them as many as 14 were tested positive, Dr Pradeep Kakade said. The affected were from the talukas of Shahapur, Murbad, Jawhar and Mokahda and the medical treatment has already been initiated to them, he pointed.The students surveyed were from classes I and II, he further said adding that the infection is in the preliminary stage and a 12-day treatment has been initiated. These cases were found among the students who had migrated to the district from other places, the survey stated.
2018-12-06Nine two-wheelers burnt in Thane city - United News of India
Nine two-wheelers burnt in Thane city Thane, Dec 6 (UNI) At least nine two-wheelers were set afire in city’s Naupada locality in the wee hours on Thursday, police said. The two-wheelers included five Honda Activa, Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda CB Unicorn. Police said that vehicles were burnt around 0300 hrs near the Kaushalya hospital here. The firemen from the nearby station rushed to the spot and put out the blaze. A case was registered and further investigation was on, they added.
2018-12-05Watch: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Economic Times
Watch: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane DEC 5, 2018, 11.05 AM IST An old bridge was demolished in Maharashtra’s Thane on December 05. The bridge was in Shahapur area on Kalu River. The bridge used to connect Shahapur-Murad. A new bridge will be constructed at the place.
Watch: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Economic Times
2018-12-05Thane leads in project selection for Childrens Science Cong - Business Standard
Thane leads in project selection for Children's Science Cong Last Updated at December 5, 2018 13:00 IST As many as 30 projects made by school students from Maharashtra have qualified for the final competition at the upcoming National Children's Science Congress (NCSC), an official said Wednesday. Of these 30 projects, seven, including on issues like menstruation and puberty, have been prepared by students from schools in Thane district. The 26th NCSC will be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, from December 27 to 31. Out of the 74 projects presented by children from across Maharashtra, 30 were selected for the NCSC after evaluation by a team of academicians at an event held in Osmanabad district last week, NCSC's state coordintator Surendra Dighe said. A total of 20 girls and 10 boys from the state will present their projects at the NCSC, he said. Students from two private schools in Thane and Raigad districts will present their studies on solid waste management of sanitary napkins, puberty and menstruation, he added. The Thane-based school's principal expressed happiness that even a boy had volunteered to take up the study along with girl students on these sensitive issues.
2018-12-05Executive facing molestation charge jumps to death - Mumbai Mirror
Executive facing molestation charge jumps to death Updated: Dec 5, 2018, 10:04 IST Abhishesh Sharma, 36, took the step in front of his wife after being released on bail. A corporate executive who was arrested in a molestation case last week jumped from his 25th-floor apartment in Kolshet, Thane, on Monday night, hours after he was released on bail, the police said. Abhishesh Sharma, 36, took the step in front of his shocked wife, Purnima. The couple have a seven year-old son. Abhishesh’s father, Ramniranjan, alleged Purnima fought with Abhishesh on the way home after his release, which left them disturbed. “When Abhishesh was about to be freed on Monday, our lawyer specifically asked us not to shout at him or taunt him, saying he could be mentally fragile. She ignored the advice, scolding him in the auto on the way home,” he said. “At the apartment, she beat him. I tried to intervene, but Abhishesh told me not to stop her.” It was not immediately possible to get an account of Abhishesh’s final hours from his distraught wife. Abhishesh worked as an assistant vice-president at a leading business house. The Thane Crime Branch arrested him on November 27 on the charge of outraging the modesty of a former colleague. According to her complaint, he used to frequently call and message her despite her disapproval of his behaviour. When she blocked him, he allegedly started emailing her and even rang up her relatives, seeking their help to talk to her. Ramniranjan said his son had not harassed anyone and he was innocent. Abhishesh jumped out of a window of the family’s apartment in Lodha Amara around 8:30 pm, according to the police report. He fell on a parapet over the entrance lobby. Neighbours alerted the Kapurbawdi police, brought him down with the fire brigade’s help. He was rushed to Thane Civil Hospital, but there was nothing doctors could do. He was declared dead. “We have registered an accidental death report. Abhishesh’s relatives claim he committed suicide after a heated argument with his wife. They also say she hit him. We have recorded their statement,” said senior inspector Anil Deshmukh of the Kapurbawdi police station. Ramniranjan accused his daughter-in-law of abetment to suicide. “If relatives from the deceased’s side file a complaint, we will look into the claim,” Deshmukh said. Around 8:30 pm on Monday, Abhishesh Sharma jumped out of a window and fell on a parapet over the entrance lobby.
2018-12-05International public health official vists Thane, Palghar to inspect - United News of India
International public health official vists Thane, Palghar to inspect Thane, Dec 5 (UNI) A senior representative of an international organisation, CDC, toured the rural parts of Thane and predominant lytribal Palghar districts and inspected ongoing measles-rubella imunisation programe. Dr Ms Colin Scott of the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), a leading national public health institute of the United States of America, visited Thane city during last week, inspected the programe being carried out in the schools here and expressed satisfaction about it. She visited ashram school at Gotheghar and Middle School at Andad, both in Shahapur taluka of the district. During her interaction with the teachers, Dr Scott inquired about the programe and expressed satisfaction with the quality of programe, handling of the vaccine, marking system and inter-departmental co-ordination.Today, Dr Scott visited the Palghar district.
2018-12-05Exec who killed self blames woman who got him arrested - Times of India
Exec who killed self blames woman who got him arrested Kapurbawdi police, investigating the suicide of a top company executive, have reportedly found a note in which he blamed the complainant who registered a molestation case and got him arrested. Dec 5, 2018, 23:57 IST THANE: Kapurbawdi police, investigating the suicide of a top company executive, have reportedly found a note in which he blamed the complainant who registered a molestation case and got him arrested. Abhishesh Sharma, accused of online stalking, threatening and molesting a former colleague, who was released on bail on Monday, had jumped from the 25th floor of his building in Kolshet. A police officer said he had blamed his former colleague and had written in detail about investments he had made and reportedly named his wife and his son as heirs. The note has been confiscated and will be sent for analysis to confirm his handwriting, after which action will be decided, said a senior officer. The complainant and deceased were working together in the Ghansoli unit of the company and “knew” each other well. She quit her job after marriage and joined another firm. She later accused Sharma of harassing her and alleged that he continued to send lewd on messaging apps. Police said that when she ignored his advances, he threatened to harm her and close family members, and sent her a threat mail. Following her complaint, he was arrested last week by crime branch unit-1 and on Monday released on bail. The complainant had approached senior officers of Thane city police, who then handed over the probe to crime branch.
Exec who killed self blames woman who got him arrested - Times of India
2018-12-05Garbage to Gold: Thane Set to Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes of Urban Trash! - The Better India
Garbage to Gold: Thane Set to Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes of Urban Trash! In a first, the city is all set to turn its waste into gold! December 5, 2018, 11:50 am Did you know that Thane generates 900 tonnes of waste per day, of which, about 600 tonnes is wet waste? In a first, the city is all set to turn its waste into gold! How? By producing electricity from it! According to an NDTV report, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will now ensure that the city’s biodegradable waste does not exhaust landfills. Instead, this waste will be deposited at a waste-to-energy plant to generate power. Speaking to the channel, Manish Joshi, TMC Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management, said, “The TMC officials have been exploring several options to treat the waste scientifically, and one of the options that we narrowed down is the waste-to-energy plant.” He added that the plant has already received a nod and is in the process of being set up. Moreover, it will be developed on a plot close to Daighar village. Expected to start functioning from early 2020, the plant will generate energy from the treatment of waste to the tune of 14 megawatts. This will then be used by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB). In the initial phase, the plant will treat 600 tonnes of wet waste, which would be increased to 800 tonnes after a few months. This is the civic body’s measure to comply with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, which stipulate that every civic body must treat its wet garbage. Curious about the process the plant will use to generate power? Well, it will leverage the power of microbes! According to the report, the plant will use the anaerobic digestion process to treat waste and produce biogas where micro-organisms will break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The first step is to screen the waste and identify organic waste. Once the waste is shredded, it will be taken to the digestion chamber, where it would take around 20 days to generate biogas. This organic-waste generated biogas is channeled through a valve, which can be used for cooking, and even be converted to electricity through combustion. TMC is ensuring that even the residue doesn’t go to waste and has decided to make fly-ash bricks and fertilisers from it. Emphasising the benefits of the plant, Joshi said that it would reduce waste in landfills as well as eliminate methane emissions from the landfills, thereby avoiding environmental degradation. This looks like a promising measure that could help the 18-lakh population in the city tackle the problem of waste management. Let’s hope that it goes as planned!
Garbage to Gold: Thane Set to Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes of Urban Trash! - The Better India
2018-12-05Instead Of Being Dumped In Landfills, Thane To Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes Of Garbage - India Times
Instead Of Being Dumped In Landfills, Thane To Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes Of Garbage Updated: Dec 06, 2018, 10:57 AM IST Waste management poses a huge challenge across the country. Landfills are strewn with non-biodegradable waste, which is, in turn, adding to pollution. In a bid to manage waste in a smarter way, the city of Thane in Mumbai has come up with an innovative solution. According to an NDTV report, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will now ensure that the city’s biodegradable waste does end up in landfills. Speaking to NDTV, Manish Joshi - TMC Deputy Commissioner, Solid Waste Management - said, “The TMC officials have been exploring several options to treat the waste scientifically, and one of the options that we narrowed down is the waste-to-energy plant.”
Instead Of Being Dumped In Landfills, Thane To Generate Electricity From 600 Tonnes Of Garbage - India Times
2018-12-0510 days after launch, 9 schools enrol for zero waste campaign - Times of India
10 days after launch, 9 schools enrol for zero waste campaign In an attempt to transform their educational institutions into a zero waste one and instil the habit of cleanliness and road safety in their students, as many nine city schools and colleges have joined in the recently-launched pan-city Prarambh movement. Dec 5, 2018, 23:50 IST THANE: In an attempt to transform their educational institutions into a zero waste one and instil the habit of cleanliness and road safety in their students, as many nine city schools and colleges have joined in the recently-launched pan-city Prarambh movement. After observing that their zero-waste drive in three city schools reduced 50 tonnes of waste at the landfill in the past four years, city-based NGO R-Nisarg decided to make this a pan-city movement. They then kick-started a project, Prarambh, with the help of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School on November 24. Over the past 10 days, nine schools—including Dnyanasadhana College, Carmel High School, S.M.G English School, MES Crescent English High School, Narayana School, Saraswati Secondary School, Saraswati School (Rabodi), Saraswati School (Ghodbundar) and M.H High School have signed up to join this movement. “It’s been just 10 days since the campaign was launched and we already have nine schools and colleges with a student strength of over 10,000. The digital platform has helped us get all these institutions together under one roof and take strategic steps without wasting any time,” Dr. Lata Ghanshamnani, founder of an NGO R-Nisarg, said. The NGO has arranged the first orientation programme on December 13; wherein they will go through the first steps of both waste management and road safety. During the orientation, they will discuss the roles of each school. While the main focus of this movement is to help city schools reduce, reuse and recycle, it will also include the Smiles or Safety for miles campaign wherein the registered schools will adopt a kilometer of a road in the vicinity and ensure that the road safety rules are followed there. “We keep speaking about the importance of cleanliness in schools. We now want to set an example for our students and show them how we can segregate and manage our own waste,” said a teacher from M H High school. The NGO feels that more schools will join their movement in the days to come.
10 days after launch, 9 schools enrol for zero waste campaign - Times of India
2018-12-05Maharashtra: Central team to visit Palghar to study tremors - Times of India
Maharashtra: Central team to visit Palghar to study tremors Dec 5, 2018, 20:51 IST THANE: A team of the Central government officials will visit Palghar district in Maharashtra next week to study a recent spate of mild tremors, authorities said on Wednesday. The team will study the geographical phenomena during December 11 and 13, said district collector Prashant Narnavre. He said Dahanu and Talasari talukas in the district had witnessed at least half a dozen tremors--the maximum intensity was recorded at 3.3 on Richter scale--in the last 30 days. Similar tremors were also witnessed in the last four days in the region, the collector said, adding the administration is taking necessary precautions to tackle any eventuality. He said Dundalwadi village in Dahanu taluka had experienced the maximum number of tremors, creating panic among its residents. Narnavre also said that the houses in some villages have developed cracks due to the tremors. "The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed the Maharashtra government Wednesday that considering the recent tremors in Palghar region, a joint visit of officials from the seismology units in New Delhi and Mumbai will visit Palghar between December 11 and 13," said local BJP MLA Manisha Chowdhary.
Maharashtra: Central team to visit Palghar to study tremors - Times of India
2018-12-05Maharashtra: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane December 5, 2018 10:31 AM Thane: A bridge over Kalu River that connected Murbad and Shahapur areas in Thane district has been demolished using explosives by the Public Works Department. The bridge, which was over 100-years-old was in a dilapidated condition and declared dangerous for use, due to which officials were forced to tear down the structure on Monday. This step was taken after auditing was ordered for all bridges constructed over rivers. It was during the audit that this bridge was declared dangerous. A proposal to construct a new bridge in place of the erstwhile bridge will soon be sent by the authorities.
Maharashtra: PWD demolishes 100-year-old bridge in Thane - Free Press Journal
2018-12-04Out on bail in stalking case, senior Mumbai executive jumps 25 floors to death - Times of India
Out on bail in stalking case, senior Mumbai executive jumps 25 floors to death Doctors proclaimed him dead before arrival at hospital, said senior inspector Anil Deshmukh, who ruled out foul play and said prima facie, it appears to be suicide. Updated: Dec 5, 2018, 09:28 IST THANE: Hours after his release on bail, a senior executive with a multinational accused of online stalking, sending lewd pictures and threatening a former woman colleague reportedly jumped to death from his 25th floor apartment in a plush complex at Kolshet here late on Monday. Doctors proclaimed him dead before arrival at hospital, said senior inspector Anil Deshmukh, who ruled out foul play and said prima facie, it appears to be suicide. The Kapurbawdi police said the apparent reason was the humiliation at home as family members confronted him. The police have registered an accidental death report. Abhishek Sharma, assistant vice-president with a top corporate, was arrested last week by the Thane crime branch following a complaint and strong supporting evidence by a former colleague about being harassed despite her stiff resistance. On Monday, Sharma secured bail from court and drove home where he was apparently confronted by his parents and wife.
Out on bail in stalking case, senior Mumbai executive jumps 25 floors to death - Times of India
2018-12-04Thane engineering student named PETA India's 2018 volunteer of the year - The Asian Age
Thane engineering student named PETA India's 2018 volunteer of the year Published : Dec 4, 2018, 12:54 pm IST Prasad Suresh Chavan has done everything from manning animal rights kiosks to helping bring an animal protection message to children. Mumbai: In honour of International Volunteer Day on 5 December, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named Thane engineering student Prasad Suresh Chavan its 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Since joining PETA India as a volunteer two years ago for its youth outreach arm PETA Youth, Chavan has done everything from manning animal rights kiosks at popular events like Comic Con and Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology (VESIT)'s Lit Festival to helping bring an animal protection message to children and more. PETA Youth initiatives Chavan has helped advance include I, Chicken, a virtual reality experience that helps students consider what it feels like to be a chicken taken for slaughter and Save the Boy Child, which involves inviting students to watch a 60 second video about the routine killing of male calves and chicks by the dairy and egg industries since they can't produce milk or lay eggs. As an active participant of PETA India's Compassionate Citizen program, Chavan has helped with school workshops aimed at giving children aged 8 through 12 a better understanding of and appreciation for animals. He has also helped with PETA India information tables at the Krazy Kids Karnival and Krackerjack Karnival in Mumbai. "From encouraging scores of young people to ditch meat and dairy to helping children recognise it is cool to be kind, Prasad Suresh Chavan is always ready to lend animals a helping hand", says PETA India Youth Outreach Coordinator Shibani Mishra. "PETA India is thrilled to recognize him for inspiring compassion for animals in young people his signature positivity and dedication". In addition to encouraging students across India to be kind to animals, Chavan has assisted PETA India in gathering information about the illegal use of spiked bits (or "thorns") to control horses used for weddings and rides; has rescued and treated many injured animals in his locality with the help of local animal welfare groups; and makes sure he gets all the strays in his area sterilised. PETA India's motto reads, in part, that "Animals are not ours to abuse in any way."
2018-12-04Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him - Times of India
Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. Dec 4, 2018, 02:50 IST NAVI MUMBAI: One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. The three men had offered a lift in their car to the man on the old Mumbai-Pune highway while the man was waiting outside Khopoli ST bu stand to reach Pune. The gold chain, cellphone and cash collectively worth Rs 40,000 which had been stolen was taken by the two accused who are absconding. Police sub-inspector Rajvardhan Khebude said that the victim had come to Khopoli and was on his way to Pune when the three offered to drop him. Barely 20 minutes into the journey, the car driver slowed down near Dasturi village. The two men who were in the back seat, along with the Thane resident, gagged him and started beating him up and demanded that he hand over his valuables. They then snatched his vbelongings, said Khebude. As the robbers were robbing him inside the car, the robbers spotted an oncoming jeep of the Highway Safety Patrol and the two men alighted and fled under the cover of darkness. As the car driver slowed down a bit, the victim jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards the police jeep and nabbed its driver. The police have advised citizens not to accept lifts from strangers in by private vehicles.
2018-12-04Thane Horror! Woman repeatedly raped for 3 years by 'baba' on pretext of freeing her from 'black magic curse' - Times Now
Thane Horror! Woman repeatedly raped for 3 years by ‘baba’ on pretext of freeing her from ‘black magic curse’ Updated Dec 04, 2018 | 10:34 IST | A woman was allegedly raped for several years on the pretext of freeing her from the ‘cursed black magic’ by a self-styled godman. His wife was also an accomplice in the crime and made videos of the rapes. Thane: In a shocking incident reported from Thane city near Mumbai, a 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped for several years on the pretext of freeing her from the ‘cursed black magic’ by a self-styled godman. The accused’s wife was also an alleged accomplice in the heinous crime and had made videos of the rapes and the two had extorted close to Rs 2 lakh from her as well. The victim, a resident of Dahisar, had met the ‘baba’, Noor Shaikh, in Rabodi area of Thane through word of mouth recommendation by one of her relatives. Shaikh told her that she was a victim of a black magic curse and if she wanted to rid her of the evil, she would have to pay money for the rituals. The accused then then took Rs 1,48,000 from the victim and another Rs 30,000 from the victim's mother. The accused’s wife had told the victim that the woman’s mother-in-law had cursed her with ‘black magic’. Later, Noor Shaikh repeatedly raped the victim for three years between 2015-2018. When the victim opposed the accused, the accused’s wife Rubina threatened her saying, “We have your obscene video clips, so do whatever we say or we will make them go viral on social media.” The victim, who was devastated with years of sexual assault, finally filed a complaint with Rabodi Police Station. Subsequently, a case was registered against Noor Shaikh and his wife Rubina under charges of molestation, rape and cheating. Rabodi police have arrested both the accused and an investigation is underway.
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2018-12-04Thane: Man arrested for providing bogus surety documents - Times of India
Thane: Man arrested for providing bogus surety documents Dec 4, 2018, 18:50 IST THANE: A man has been arrested for allegedly providing forged surety documents for an accused seeking bail, Thane police said on Tuesday. An official said that the accused Amit Pandey (22) had applied for bail in connection with a case registered at Kalwa station. "Accused Aasaram Yadav, who has been arrested, and Santlal Pal, who is at large, forged documents to offer guarantee for Pandey," he said. When the court asked Yadav if he knew Pandey, the former replied in the negative and said Pal had asked him to submit a fake affidavit claiming that he knew Pandey. "Yadav said he had offered guarantee for Pandey's bail as Pal had paid his house rent of Rs 2,000 and had promised another Rs 1,000," he said. The official said First Class Judicial Magistrate R T Ingle then ordered police to take action against the accused.
Thane: Man arrested for providing bogus surety documents - Times of India
2018-12-04Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong - Times of India
Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong Dec 4, 2018, 22:52 IST Thane: With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, Thane district bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district.Out of 74 science projects received from 10 districts across the state, 30 topics made their way into the finals after being evaluated by a team of academicians at an event held over the weekend at Gyan Prabodhini Bhavan in Osmanabad. From presenting their opinions on sensitive issues like menstruation and puberty, to crafting their very own moisture sensing and irrigation robot, the 14 young science enthusiasts baffled the judges with their talents. Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra, said, “While two projects are curated by the students of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, one each has been selected from Lokpuram Public, Shreerang Vidyalaya, Dr. Bedekar Vidyamandir, S.V.P.T Saraswati Vidyalaya and Sou. A.K Joshi School. All the children did wonderfully well with their presentations and were able to take up bold issues. It was a proud moment for us as maximum number of projects were chosen from Thane district, followed by Mumbai whose five projects made it to the finals.” The focal theme of the competition this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’ The final competition will be held on December 27 at Bhuvaneshwar.
2018-12-04Mumbra shanties to soon turn into a picture perfect sight - Times of India
Mumbra shanties to soon turn into a picture perfect sight The creek facing shanties of Mumbra will soon turn colourful and picture perfect thanks to the slum beautification project to be undertaken by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). Dec 5, 2018, 00:13 IST THANE: The creek facing shanties of Mumbra will soon turn colourful and picture perfect thanks to the slum beautification project to be undertaken by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, along with his team recently, inspected the vicinity and identified eight tenements in Retibunder, the exterior of which are set to receive a complete makeover. A civic official said, “We had conducted a survey and assessment in the slum pockets at Indira Nagar, Parsik Nagar, Dongri Pada in April before deciding to go ahead with the painting work. Since we were getting a good response for this initiative, we though why not undertake it in Mumbra. We first met the slum dwellers and identified the shanties that could qualify for a makeover. We even called upon volunteers from Mumbai-based Misaal foundation that had helped us before in the slum beautification project. The work of revamping the tenements is expected to begin from Thursday.” The civic body will also conduct an array of civic work, including road repair work, nullah cleaning and installation of garbage bins. “The project does not only focus on painting of the slums. We want to also solve the problem of people and provide them with basic facilities. We will concretize the roads, ensure that there is a legal electrical connection in all the slums and regular water supply to tenements. Apart from this, we will also cater to the basic health and education facilities of the residents in the neighbourhood so that they do not have to travel far to avail these facilities,” added the official.
Mumbra shanties to soon turn into a picture perfect sight - Times of India
2018-12-04Thane engineering student is PETA India's 2018 volunteer of the year - Deccan Chronicle
Thane engineering student is PETA India's 2018 volunteer of the year Dec 4, 2018, 12:54 pm IST Prasad Suresh Chavan has done everything from manning animal rights kiosks to helping bring an animal protection message to children. Mumbai: In honour of International Volunteer Day on 5 December, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has named Thane engineering student Prasad Suresh Chavan its 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Since joining PETA India as a volunteer two years ago for its youth outreach arm PETA Youth, Chavan has done everything from manning animal rights kiosks at popular events like Comic Con and Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology (VESIT)'s Lit Festival to helping bring an animal protection message to children and more. PETA Youth initiatives Chavan has helped advance include I, Chicken, a virtual reality experience that helps students consider what it feels like to be a chicken taken for slaughter and Save the Boy Child, which involves inviting students to watch a 60 second video about the routine killing of male calves and chicks by the dairy and egg industries since they can't produce milk or lay eggs. As an active participant of PETA India's Compassionate Citizen program, Chavan has helped with school workshops aimed at giving children aged 8 through 12 a better understanding of and appreciation for animals. He has also helped with PETA India information tables at the Krazy Kids Karnival and Krackerjack Karnival in Mumbai. "From encouraging scores of young people to ditch meat and dairy to helping children recognise it is cool to be kind, Prasad Suresh Chavan is always ready to lend animals a helping hand", says PETA India Youth Outreach Coordinator Shibani Mishra. "PETA India is thrilled to recognize him for inspiring compassion for animals in young people his signature positivity and dedication". In addition to encouraging students across India to be kind to animals, Chavan has assisted PETA India in gathering information about the illegal use of spiked bits (or "thorns") to control horses used for weddings and rides; has rescued and treated many injured animals in his locality with the help of local animal welfare groups; and makes sure he gets all the strays in his area sterilised. PETA India's motto reads, in part, that "Animals are not ours to abuse in any way."
Thane engineering student is PETA India
2018-12-04In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held - Times of India
In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held Dec 4, 2018, 22:51 IST Thane: As many as 351 missing and stolen mobile phones worth Rs 38 lakh were found in the past nine months and given back to their respective owners in an ongoing special drive launched by zone-1 of the Thane police. The cops have also arrested over 35 accused during the drive. The drive was launched under the supervision of D S Swamy, DCP (zone-1). Swamy said, “We formed a special team with several officers. In the last three months, the police have seized 51 mobiles, collectively worth Rs 5 lakh, from various police stations and as many as six persons, all history sheeters, have been arrested. The police officials said that they managed to track down the accused through the IMEI numbers. The cops gave the IMEI numbers to all the mobile operators and asked them to inform them as soon as the stolen phone would get activated. Once the phones were switched on, the cops were informed and the team would lay a trap and arrest the accused.” On Monday, we handed over the stolen mobiles to their respective owners. Meanwhile, the 351 owners who finally got back their phones were a happy lot as they did not have the slightest inclination that the accused would be tracked down and arrested.
2018-12-04Two booked for submitting fabricated documents in Thane court - United News of India
Two booked for submitting fabricated documents in Thane court Thane, Dec 4 (UNI) City police have charged two men and arrested one of them for allegedly fabricating documents and being a guarantor for an accused in a case for bail, at a court here. The duo were booked under Sections 181, 199, 200, 420, read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code and one of them was arrested, police said on Tuesday. The arrested have been identified as Asaram Yadav, resident of Gayatri Nagar at Bhiwandi, while the other accused, who is at large, has been identified as Santlal Pal. According to police, one arrested accused Amit Pandey (22), who was involved in a case at Kalwa police station, had applied for bail. A Magisterial court ordered his release on bail, if anybody took guarantee for him.
2018-12-03Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong | ZTribune - Z Tribune
Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat’l Science Cong Posted By: Joseph Taylor December 3, 2018 THANE: With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district. Out of 74 science projects received from 10 districts across the state, 30 topics made their way into the finals after being evaluated by a team of academicians at an event held over the weekend at Gyan Prabodhini Bhavan in . From presenting their opinions on sensitive issues like menstruation and puberty, to crafting their very own moisture sensing and irrigation robot, the 14 young science enthusiasts baffled the judges with their talents. Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra, said, “While two projects are curated by the students of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, one each has been selected from Lokpuram Public, Shreerang Vidyalaya, Dr. Bedekar Vidyamandir, S.V.P.T Saraswati Vidyalaya and Sou. A.K Joshi School. All the children did wonderfully well with their presentations and were able to take up bold issues. It was a proud moment for us as maximum number of projects were chosen from Thane district, followed by Mumbai whose five projects made it to the finals.” The focal theme of the competition this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’ The final competition will be held on December 27 at Bhuvaneshwar.
2018-12-03Godown set ablaze after clash between workers in Thane: Maharashtra - Moneycontrol.com
Godown set ablaze after clash between workers in Thane: Maharashtra Police said the fire was the result of a fight between two groups of people working in the godown. Last Updated : Dec 03, 2018 03:56 PM IST A clash between two groups of workers on December 3 led to the burning down of a godown storing plastic material in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. The incident happened on December 3 morning in Rahanal village in Bhiwandi township here and four fire engines had to be deployed to douse the flames, Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said. He said no one was injured in the incident but the godown was reduced to ashes. Police said the fire was the result of a fight between two groups of people working in the godown. "We are in the process of registering an offence and further probe is underway," said Senior Inspector S D Jadhav of Narpoli police station.
2018-12-03Thane resident suffers stroke gets timely help due to unlocked phone - Mid-Day
Thane Resident Suffers Stroke, Gets Timely Help Due To Unlocked Phone Dec 03, 2018, 19:30 IST Thane resident who suffered stroke gets treatment in time, thanks to his phone being unlocked, allowing a passer-by to notify his wife Amar (name changed) had recently got a new phone and just hadn't found the time to lock it. Little did he know, this would end up being the key to saving his life. Thane resident Amar, 45, was on his way to work at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) when he suffered a stroke and collapsed on the roadside. A Good Samaritan found his phone in his pocket, and luckily, the device wasn’t password protected, so he was able to call Amar’s wife, Ritika, and notify her of his condition. Ritika immediately sent a friend to rush Amar to the hospital within the golden hour. Lucky break For Ritika, it was like any other day, until she received a call from Amar's number and heard the voice of a stranger informing her that her husband had had a stroke. She called Amar's friend who was close to CST, and he took her husband to St George hospital, from where he was transferred to Wockhardt hospital. Ritika recalled, "He had recently bought a new phone, so didn’t set a password for it. Because of this, we were able to save his life. We always lock our phones for security, but just imagine what would have happened if his phone was locked this time." Full recovery Dr Mazda Turel, consultant neurosurgeon, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, said, "The patient had a haemorrhage within an infarction of his right cerebral hemisphere, and was rapidly deteriorating clinically. Hence we decided immediately to take him to surgery. We removed his bone flap and deposited it in the abdomen. This procedure provided space for his swollen brain to expand outward, rather than compress the vital structures within. He was then shifted to the ICU." "After two to three weeks, we again performed surgery to put the bone flap back and give his skull the required shape. He regained full power in his left upper and lower limbs with six to eight weeks of an intense rehabilitation programme. His tracheostomy was removed and he started eating and speaking normally. Speech therapy was also given to him to bring back his voice, facial, lip, tongue and larynx movements," the doctor added. Amar was discharged around a fortnight ago, on his way to making a full recovery. Considering this case, cyber experts have suggested that rather than locking phones with passwords, users should password-protect applications such as bank apps, photo gallery, and messaging services. They also advised to add loved ones' phone numbers to the emergency contact list on phones. "Not many people know that under emergency contacts, people can save three numbers. So, in case if someone doesn’t know your password, they can still contact people from your emergency contacts list," said Prasant Mali, a cybercrime advocate. "Users can also keep passwords for individual mobile applications rather than locking the phone itself. All smartphones have this inbuilt privacy setting, and there are also apps available to lock to individually protect apps. This can help in emergencies," he added.
2018-12-03Thane man selected as honorary fellow at UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab - Daily News & Analysis
Thane man selected as honorary fellow at UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab Updated: Dec 3, 2018, 06:45 AM IST Thane's Vidyavihar Prabhudesai has one more feather to add in his cap. The 38-year-old co-founder of LeadCap Ventures and LeadBurg mobile behavioural analytics platform has been selected as one of the experts in UNESCO's Inclusive Policy Lab (IPL). The lab, which aims to solve global problems, has experts from across the world and Prabhudesai is the first from Thane to join the league. Prabhudesai's LeadCap Trust is involved in identifying and shaping future leaders in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala. In October this year, he applied for the fellowship on the UNESCO's IPL website. IPL is a pool of experts helping people from across the world on any issue. For instance, people from underdeveloped countries with problems like female foeticide, infant mortality, malnutrition can get in touch with the experts on IPL. The experts who have dealt with these problems share their studies with the users and help them solve the issue. The IPL evaluated Prabhudesai on the basis of his past work for other UN (United Nations) bodies. "We do studies for World Economic Forum and had also done evaluation studies for UN on gender equality, ICT (information, communication, and technology)," he said. Based on this evaluation, he was informed in the second week of November about his selection. Thrilled by the news, Prabhudesai is now looking forward to lending his expertise to resolve global issues. "My strength lies in education, youth empowerment, entrepreneurship and skill development. And anybody from anywhere in the world can approach us to seek a solution on these issues," he said.
Thane man selected as honorary fellow at UNESCO
2018-12-03Traffic cop fined Rs 3K for chewing tobacco on duty in Thane - Mid-Day
Traffic Cop Fined Rs 3K For Chewing Tobacco On Duty In Thane Dec 03, 2018, 15:47 IST ASI Sunil Kashiram Kadam has been with the traffic department at Kalwa for the past few months. In the notice that DCP Kale has sent to him, he clearly mentions that while patrolling the area, he had noticed Kadam chewing tobacco Traffic cops chewing tobacco while on duty have invited the wrath of the Thane Traffic DCP Amit Kale who has enforced strict action against such cops. Recently, an assistant sub-inspector (traffic), Kalwa, was fined Rs 3,000 for chewing tobacco while on duty. Officers who spend a lot of time on the field, get addicted to tobacco and alcohol, sources in the force said. However, DCP Kale is hell-bent on weaning his staff away from such substances. ASI Sunil Kashiram Kadam has been with the traffic department at Kalwa for the past few months. In the notice that DCP Kale has sent to him, he clearly mentions that while patrolling the area, he had noticed Kadam chewing tobacco. Kale said he spotted Kadam chewing tobacco twice — in September and October — while on duty at Shivaji Chowk in Kalwa. Kale has been fined under sections of the Mumbai Police Act. When he was asked to give his side, Kadam had said he was washing his hands and could not reply. Another notice was sent to him, where senior officials stated that Kadam was non- cooperative despite knowing the rules. As Kadam refused to follow rules and was refusing to accept that he was at fault, he was told to pay a fine. Following this, all senior traffic police inspectors have been keeping a strict eye on the force. DCP Kale, said, "This is a general discipline that the force has to follow."
Traffic cop fined Rs 3K for chewing tobacco on duty in Thane - Mid-Day
2018-12-03Godown Set Ablaze After Clash Between Workers in Maharashtra's Thane - News18
Godown Set Ablaze After Clash Between Workers in Maharashtra's Thane The incident happened Monday morning in Rahanal village in Bhiwandi township here and four fire engines had to be deployed to douse the flames, Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said. Updated:December 3, 2018, 3:23 PM IST Thane: A clash between two groups of workers Monday led to the burning down of a godown storing plastic material in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. The incident happened Monday morning in Rahanal village in Bhiwandi township here and four fire engines had to be deployed to douse the flames, Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer, Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation, said. He said no one was injured in the incident but the godown was reduced to ashes. Police said the fire was the result of a fight between two groups of people working in the godown. "We are in the process of registering an offence and further probe is underway," said Senior Inspector S D Jadhav of Narpoli police station.
Godown Set Ablaze After Clash Between Workers in Maharashtra
2018-12-03Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong - Times of India
Most thesis selected from Thane dist for Nat'l Science Cong With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children's Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, Thane district bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district. TNN | Dec 3, 2018, 23:48 IST THANE: With seven science projects selected to represent Maharashtra at the final leg of the National Children’s Science Congress (NCSC) from several lake city schools, Thane district bagged the title of having sent the maximum number of research thesis from a district. Out of 74 science projects received from 10 districts across the state, 30 topics made their way into the finals after being evaluated by a team of academicians at an event held over the weekend at Gyan Prabodhini Bhavan in Osmanabad. From presenting their opinions on sensitive issues like menstruation and puberty, to crafting their very own moisture sensing and irrigation robot, the 14 young science enthusiasts baffled the judges with their talents. Surendra Dighe, coordinator of NCSC in Maharashtra, said, “While two projects are curated by the students of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, one each has been selected from Lokpuram Public, Shreerang Vidyalaya, Dr. Bedekar Vidyamandir, S.V.P.T Saraswati Vidyalaya and Sou. A.K Joshi School. All the children did wonderfully well with their presentations and were able to take up bold issues. It was a proud moment for us as maximum number of projects were chosen from Thane district, followed by Mumbai whose five projects made it to the finals.” The focal theme of the competition this year is ‘Science, Technology and Innovation for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation.’ The final competition will be held on December 27 at Bhuvaneshwar.
2018-12-03This week, brace for a cool & pleasant climate in Thane - Times of India
This week, brace for a cool & pleasant climate in Thane Dec 3, 2018, 23:47 IST THANE: Residents from the lake city finally woke up to a pleasant morning as the mercury levels dropped on Monday. Several areas witnessed cloudy skies and the weather continued to remain cool even in the afternoon. Till last week, the maximum temperature was hovering around 35 to 37 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature was also on the higher side, giving hardly any respite to residents. However, since Monday there has been a drop in temperature. Weather experts claim that the mercury levels will drop by another two to three notches by Friday. Experts believe that the cloudy weather is likely to continue till the end of the week due to the presence of a cyclonic circulation over coastal Karnataka. An official from the Indian meteorological department said, “Currently, there is a cyclonic activity over coastal Karnataka. This may affect the temperatures in Thane and its suburbs. Such a weather condition is likely to persist till Friday. Since winter has set in properly in the North with Delhi and its adjoining areas even witnessing a fog, there will be a considerable drop in temperatures in the days to come. By Friday, the minimum temperature will be 19 degree Celsius.” Adventure enthusiasts also seem to be enjoying the pleasant weather with some already chalking out their itineraries. Vishal Marathe, a resident of Ghodbundar Road, said, “Since the atmosphere has started getting chilly, my friends and I will be be planning a weekend getaway. On Monday, the weather was pleasant even in the afternoon. Seeing this change in climate, I felt like I should take advantage of the weather and plan a short trip right away.”
This week, brace for a cool & pleasant climate in Thane - Times of India
2018-12-03Kalwa stn gets it own Rs 1 emergency medical room - Times of India
Kalwa stn gets it own Rs 1 emergency medical room TNN | Dec 3, 2018, 23:51 IS THANE: Railway mishap victims will no longer have to face an ordeal in getting prompt medical aid as the much-awaited Re 1 emergency medical room at Kalwa station was finally thrown open to the public on Monday. The facility operated by the Magicdil health Ltd Liability Partnership, which also operates in Kurla, Sion, Titwala, Mankhurd and Thane EMR, will cater to the dense corridor of Kalwa –Diva that witnesses high number of railway accidents every month. According to railway records, as many as 125 people lost their lives, while another 148 were maimed in mishaps between Kalwa and Diva last year. Member of Parliament Dr Shrikant Shinde inaugurated the facility that is spread across 250 sq ft. The facility is located at the entry of Kalwa station. The clinic and pharmacy will be operational 24x7 and a doctor and nurse will be available round the clock to attend to accident victims. “Our Kalwa facility is bigger than our Thane unit and is equipped with all emergency rescue facilities, including ECG machines, oxygen cylinders and a pharmacy with life-saving drugs and medicines. On the first day, we witnessed 65 patients using the facility by paying a fee of just Re 1 fee,” said Dr. Rahul Ghule of Magicdil. “The chances of survival of victims after mishaps is greater if they get medical aid during the golden hour. The medical and rescue facilities wasn’t very impressive till now in the suburbs and we are hoping that this clinic will be a lifesaver for railway mishap victims,” said Dr. Shrikant Shinde. Meanwhile, authorities and activists heaved a sigh of relief with the opening of the facility. In the absence of the facility, activists used to ferry injured commuters either to Thane or Dombivli in case of an emergency, which used to lead to loss on crucial time. The facility is operational within the station premises and will now save time for rescuers and help them administer first aid immediately, said a railway official. Activists will now request the railways to start a similar facility at Diva as well. Our Kalwa facility is bigger than our Thane unit and is equipped with all emergency rescue facilities, including ECG machines, oxygen cylinders and a pharmacy with life-saving drugs and medicines. On the first day, we witnessed 65 patients using the facility by paying a fee of just Re 1 fee.
Kalwa stn gets it own Rs 1 emergency medical room - Times of India
2018-12-03In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held - Times of India
In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held As many as 351 missing and stolen mobile phones worth Rs 38 lakh were found in the past nine months and given back to their respective owners in an ongoing special drive launched by zone-1 of the Thane police. The cops have also arrested over 35 accused during the drive. Dec 3, 2018, 23:49 IST THANE: As many as 351 missing and stolen mobile phones worth Rs 38 lakh were found in the past nine months and given back to their respective owners in an ongoing special drive launched by zone-1 of the Thane police. The cops have also arrested over 35 accused during the drive. The drive was launched under the supervision of D S Swamy, DCP (zone-1). Swamy said, “We formed a special team with several officers. In the last three months, the police have seized 51 mobiles, collectively worth Rs 5 lakh, from various police stations and as many as six persons, all history sheeters, have been arrested. The police officials said that they managed to track down the accused through the IMEI numbers. The cops gave the IMEI numbers to all the mobile operators and asked them to inform them as soon as the stolen phone would get activated. Once the phones were switched on, the cops were informed and the team would lay a trap and arrest the accused.” On Monday, we handed over the stolen mobiles to their respective owners. Meanwhile, the 351 owners who finally got back their phones were a happy lot as they did not have the slightest inclination that the accused would be tracked down and arrested.
In 9 months, cops track down 351 stolen mobiles; 35 held - Times of India
2018-12-03MNS Thane head, party workers booked for ruckus at water park - The Hindu
MNS Thane head, party workers booked for ruckus at water park UPDATED: DECEMBER 04, 2018 01:01 IST Barged in after park management sacked some employees The Kasarvadavali police in Thane have registered a case against the Thane head of the Maharashta Navnirman Sena (MNS) and 15 others for allegedly assaulting an employee and damaging property at Suraj Water Park, a popular weekend getaway in Thane, last month. According to the police, the incident occurred on the afternoon of November 30, while the FIR was registered on Sunday. The police said MNS workers created the ruckus over the sacking of some employees of the park. “A few employees had been downsized by the management on various grounds and the MNS learned about it. On November 30, party workers went to the water park to confront the management. They barged into the park and created a ruckus,” police inspector Nasir Kulkarni, Kasarvadavali police station, said. He said when the security guard and management tried to stop the party workers from disrupting the daily affairs of the park, they became violent. “They slapped an elderly manager at the water park and damaged some CCTV cameras before leaving. The manager was waiting for his superior, who was out of town, to return before taking action in the matter. After consultation with his superior, he approached us on Sunday,” Mr. Kulkarni said. Based on the complaint given by the park manager, the police on Sunday booked Avinash Jadhav, Thane city president of the MNS, and 15 other party activists for unlawful assembly, rioting, damage to property, assault and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code. The police said they have called Mr. Jadhav for inquiries, and he is expected at the police station by Monday night or Tuesday. The police will also examine CCTV footage at and around the park to identify the other activists involved in the alleged offence, so that they too can be arrested in the next couple of days.
MNS Thane head, party workers booked for ruckus at water park - The Hindu
2018-12-03Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him - Times of India
Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. Dec 4, 2018, 02:50 IST NAVI MUMBAI: One of three persons who allegedly robbed a 32-year-old Thane resident of his valuables early on Sunday has been arrested by the Highway Safety Patrol Police. The three men had offered a lift in their car to the man on the old Mumbai-Pune highway while the man was waiting outside Khopoli ST bu stand to reach Pune. The gold chain, cellphone and cash collectively worth Rs 40,000 which had been stolen was taken by the two accused who are absconding. Police sub-inspector Rajvardhan Khebude said that the victim had come to Khopoli and was on his way to Pune when the three offered to drop him. Barely 20 minutes into the journey, the car driver slowed down near Dasturi village. The two men who were in the back seat, along with the Thane resident, gagged him and started beating him up and demanded that he hand over his valuables. They then snatched his vbelongings, said Khebude. As the robbers were robbing him inside the car, the robbers spotted an oncoming jeep of the Highway Safety Patrol and the two men alighted and fled under the cover of darkness. As the car driver slowed down a bit, the victim jumped out of the vehicle and ran towards the police jeep and nabbed its driver. The police have advised citizens not to accept lifts from strangers in by private vehicles.
Thane man takes lift to Pune, trio in car robs him - Times of India
2018-12-02Thane: 20 minors rescued from child labour by GRP and NGO - Mid-Day
Thane: 20 minors rescued from child labour by GRP and NGO Dec 02, 2018, 08:12 IST The children have been sent to shelter homes in Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar Twenty minors, who were brought to work as child labourers in Mumbai, were rescued in a joint operation by the Government Railway Police, Thane, and two non-profit organisations (NGOs). According to the police, the boys were brought from Nepal and North India to work in sweatshops. Of the 20, 15 are from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and the rest from Nepal. The children have been sent to shelter homes in Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar. NGOs Palavi Child Line and Pratham that work towards fighting child labour, received a tip-off about 52 child labourers being trafficked in to Mumbai in the Darbhanga-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express after which volunteers from both organisations began searches. Navnath Kamble, programme coordinator for Pratham, said that the rescued boys are aged between 13 and 17 years. "Medical tests at a civil hospital confirmed that they are healthy," he added. "They were to be employed at leather, bangle and zari workshops. The children are often lured with good money, but end up starving," said Vaishali Jadhav, programme coordinator for Palavi Child Line.
Thane: 20 minors rescued from child labour by GRP and NGO - Mid-Day
2018-12-02Dismantling of Masjid FOB hits CR passengers - Times of India
Dismantling of Masjid FOB hits CR passengers The Central Railway on Sunday began dismantling a foot over-bridge (FOB) at Masjid station and an entire span and a girder were removed by cranes during a six-hour mega block. Dec 2, 2018, 23:55 IST The FOB landing will be widened to nearly 4.9m from 2.4m. MUMBAI: The Central Railway on Sunday began dismantling a foot over-bridge (FOB) at Masjid station and an entire span and a girder were removed by cranes during a six-hour megablock. No CR services were available at Masjid and Sandhurst Road for six hours, while Harbour services were not available between CSMT and Wadala Road, inconveniencing commuters. Sources said Harbour services were available only between Wadala Road and Panvel, and Wadala Road-Bandra/Goregaon stations after every 15 minutes. “To reach CSMT, I travelled to Kurla and took a fast local, but all trains were packed,” said Nerul resident. The FOB landing will be widened to nearly 4.9m from 2.4m. CR chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi said: “The 2.4-m-wide staircase on one side will converted to nearly 3.7m, and the 1.8-m-wide staircase on the other side will become 2.3m wide.” The FOB work will be now carried out at nights, when trains do not operate. Officials said the booking office on the FOB will remain closed during the dismantling and reconstruction, for which another mega block will be carried out on December 16. For the convenience of passengers, the booking office at the Kalyan-end will remain open with additional windows and a UTS app team will be available on the middle FOB.
Dismantling of Masjid FOB hits CR passengers - Times of India
2018-12-02Unchecked influx of north Indians broke city's back: Raj Thackeray - Times of India
Unchecked influx of north Indians broke city's back: Raj Thackeray Dec 2, 2018, 23:58 IST MUMBAI: Unchecked influx of north Indian migrants into Mumbai has broken the city’s back, MNS president Raj Thackeray said on Sunday. “Mumbai’s infrastructure is crumbling. There is unprecedented pressure on transport, health, education and other services. The inflow of migrants has dealt a blow to Maharashtra’s already-fragile economy,” said Thackeray, while addressing a conclave of north Indians, held under the aegis of Uttar Bharatiya Mahapanchayat, in Kandivli. Thackeray, in a first, addressed the gathering in Hindi. Quoting Rajendra Prasad and Indira Gandhi, Thackeray said rampant misuse of migration laws results in regional imbalance and could trigger a conflict between migrants and locals. “If you have been residing in Mumbai for so long, you should be speaking Marathi by now. It will foster better understanding between you and Marathis,” he said. Claiming that he was not anti-north Indians, Thackeray blamed politicians from the northern states for ignoring the progress of their states. He said his ‘earnest wish’ was that these states achieve remarkable industrial growth and trade expansion so their residents do not have to come to Mumbai. Thackeray also accused the Centre of meting out a stepmotherly treatment to Maharashtra vis-a-vis northern states. “For every Rs 100 that Maharashtra contributes to the central exchequer, it gets only Rs 13.20 in return, while Bihar gets Rs 139 from the Centre. It brazen imbalance triggers ire among Marathis against north Indians.”
Unchecked influx of north Indians broke city
2018-12-02Gagging doesn't prove intention of sexual assault: Bombay HC - Times of India
Gagging doesn't prove intention of sexual assault: Bombay HC The Bombay high court recently acquitted a 35-year-old Pune man of charges of outraging the modesty and sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, saying there was no evidence he had gagged the mouth of the victim on a public road with the intention to sexually assault her. Dec 2, 2018, 23:50 IST MUMBAI: The Bombay high court recently acquitted a 35-year-old Pune man of charges of outraging the modesty and sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, saying there was no evidence he had gagged the mouth of the victim on a public road with the intention to sexually assault her. Justice Sadhna Jadhav gave the accused benefit of doubt and ordered his release from prison. “There is nothing on record to even remotely indicate that the accused had gagged mouth of the victim on the public road with an intention to commit sexual assault. There is also nothing to indicate that she was bring dragged by force to the house of the victim and therefore it is clear that the prosecution has miserably failed to prove the offence punishable under the POCSO Act,” said the judge. “There is no material on record to infer an intention on the part of the accused that the act was committed with an intention to outrage her modesty or commit sexual assault,” the court added. The Pune resident was arrested in March 2017 under provisions of the IPC Section 354 for outraging the modesty of a woman and POCSO for sexual assault. The allegation was that the girl had gone with her brother to buy sweets from a shop, when the accused gagged her mouth and attempted to drag her to his house. The girl's uncle who saw the incident screamed at the accused and he dropped the girl on the road and ran away. The accused was subsequently arrested after the girl's mother lodged a complaint with the police. A sessions court earlier this year convicted the accused and sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment. The sessions court had relied on the provisions about intention of the accused to commit sexual assault for holding him guilty. The accused filed an appeal in the high court challenging his conviction. “The accused deserves benefit of doubt and deserves to be acquitted of all charges levelled against him,” the court ruled.
Gagging doesn
2018-12-02'Witchcraft' Thane couple held for rape, extortion - Times of India
'Witchcraft' Thane couple held for rape, extortion A Thane couple, accused of practising witchcraft, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Mumbai homemaker and extorting over Rs 2 lakh. Dec 3, 2018, 02:33 IST THANE: A Thane couple, accused of practising witchcraft, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Mumbai homemaker and extorting over Rs 2 lakh. Police said the woman came in contact with Noor Shaikh (49) and Rubina (33) in 2015. The duo allegedly told her she was possessed and that they could cure her. "They took nearly Rs 1.8 lakh for the 'cure' while Shaikh also raped her," police sources said. To silence her and extort more money, they then allegedly claimed to have intimate videos of the woman with Shaikh. As the harassment continued, the woman recently approached Rabodi police.
2018-12-01Nonprofit covers travel to surgery for Colorado Springs family - KOAA 5
Nonprofit covers travel to surgery for Colorado Springs family Sam Kraemer 9:47 pm December 1, 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS – Thane and Selah Helus are just like any of their classmates. They do their homework, play sports and stay active. “I do soccer. Today’s going to be probably my last basketball practice. I’ve done flag football,” Thane said. “Pirouettes, it’s moving the bottom part of your leg, but the top part spins a little bit with it,” Selah said. The two kids, 8 and 12 respectively, have done all that, despite living with a rare genetic disorder called Nail-Patella Syndrome. The syndrome resulted in their knee caps being shifted to the side, often leading to dislocation. “It’s painful, and so just the opportunity to know that they can correct that, and we have specialized surgeons that can do this, it’s incredible,” said Eric Helus, their father, who also has Nail-Patella Syndrome. News 5 sat down with the family Thursday, just hours before their trip to Sacramento, where the kids had surgeries Friday. Thane endured four surgeries over four hours, while Selah’s procedure took two hours. It was performed by a doctor with experience in treating the disorder. The procedure itself is specialized and expensive, on top of having to travel there. That’s when nonprofit Miracle Flights stepped in. “Without Miracle Flights, we wouldn’t have been able to afford to fly us all there and for them to get care from somebody that’s dealt with such a rare disorder that they have, so it’s been a huge blessing for us,” said Sarah Helus, the kids’ mother. Miracle Flights, with help from UFC, is footing the bill for all of the family’s flights. The nonprofit has donated more than 120,000 flights since the 1980s, so that people like the Helus family can focus on treatment. “To not have to worry about all the other stuff that we’ve had to potentially worry about in a surgery like this, with finances and travel arrangements and things, it gave us more energy to focus on this stuff, because it’s exhausting,” Eric said. Sam Kraemer Multimedia Journalist for KOAA News 5. Email: skraemer@koaa.com. 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2018-12-01Thane man held for raping woman on promise of curing 'black magic' - Times of India
Thane man held for raping woman on promise of curing 'black magic' Updated: Dec 1, 2018, 17:54 IST THANE: A 35-year-old homemaker from Mumbai was allegedly raped by a Thane resident under the pretext of removing the effects of "black magic", the police said on Saturday. While the main accused Noor Mohammad Shaikh (49) is on the run, police on Friday night arrested his wife Rubina (33) for abetting the crime, an official said. The Shaikhs, hailing from Rabodi in Thane, promised the woman to lift a "black magic spell" which they said was cast on her, and took Rs 1.48 lakh from her in 2015, the official said. The duo also took Rs 30,000 from the mother of the victim, he said. According to police, Noor had been raping the woman since 2015 while Rubina used to film the act. He also threaten to kill the woman and her family members if she didn't submit herself to him, the official said. The Shaikhs also forced the woman to pay Rs 50,000 by threatening to release the video of the act.
Thane man held for raping woman on promise of curing
2018-12-01Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with ?6-crore makeover - Hindustan Times
Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with ?6-crore makeover TMC will construct floating pathway on the Masunda lake, light it up by LEDs Updated: Dec 02, 2018 01:12 IST If the Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) ambitious plans materialise, you will soon walk on a floating glass pathway on Masunda lake. The city’s popular landmark, also known as Talaopali, is all set to be beautified by the TMC on a par with the international standards. TMC has planned to construct a floating glass pathway on the lake, the proposal for which is approved in the Smart City meeting held this week. The pathway will cost ?6 crore which will be spent from the Smart City funds. A TMC official requesting anonymity said, “We are going to turn Masunda lake into a tourist destination. We have planned to make a floating pathway along the lake. The pathway will start from the Mahatma Gandhi garden and will end at Jambli Naka market. The project will not harm the lake’s biodiversity nor will any of the trees along the lake be cut.” The footpath along the lake will be dug up to install pillars for the bridge, which will be 1.5-m wide and 400m long. The pathway, which will be lit up with aesthetic LED lights, will cost ?6.99 crore. The proposal for appointing a contractor for the work was approved in the meeting. Along with the lake, the area surrounding the lake will also be beautified. The official said, “We have started the lake beautification work for the past few months.” Thane is popularly known as the city of lakes. Masunda lake, or the city’s chowpatty, attracts hundreds of people every evening. Residents have welcomed the initiative. Shyam Joshi, 62, resident of Naupada who frequently visits the lake, said, “I often come for an evening stroll with a group of friends. The lake though amidst a busy road, has a serene atmosphere around it.” THE PLAN Repair and cleaning footpaths along the lake and also the Shivaji statue Upgrading and modernising boating services Installation of digital screens THE PLAN Repair and cleaning footpaths along the lake and also the Shivaji statue Upgrading and modernising boating services Installation of digital screens
Thane lake to turn into tourist hotspot with ?6-crore makeover - Hindustan Times
2018-12-01Former GM extorts Rs 3.5 cr from infra firm, arrested in Thane - Business Standard
Former GM extorts Rs 3.5 cr from infra firm, arrested in Thane Last Updated at December 1, 2018 16:25 IST A former senior employee of an infrastructure firm was arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting Rs 3.50 crore from its directors, Thane police said Saturday. Kaveshwar Aadhav (42), a former general manager with Pratibha Industries, was Friday arrested for extortion by Vartak Nagar police on the complaint of the firm's managing director Manohar Kulkarni, an official said. According to the complaint, the firm had bagged a Rs 406 crore contract from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 2009 and 2014 for laying a water pipeline from Tansa Lake to Shahapur, police said. Aadhav, the complaint alleged, was taking decisions that were detrimental to the firm and was therefore shifted to a housing project in Kalyan and then to one of the company's sites in Rajasthan. Aadhav was then forced to quit the firm in October 2014, police said quoting the complaint. Taking advantage of his knowledge of the internal working of the firm and its projects, Aadhav started filing Right to Information pleas related to works carried out by the firm and began lodging complaints against them with relevant authorities, the complaint stated. He then demanded Rs 5 crore from the directors of the firm to withdraw these complaints, and over a period of time starting January 2016 extorted Rs 3.50 crore, the police said. Vartak Nagar police arrested Aadhav Friday and the Thane police's Anti-Extortion Cell is conducting a parallel probe into the case, an official said.
Former GM extorts Rs 3.5 cr from infra firm, arrested in Thane - Business Standard
2018-12-01Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane - Times of India
Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane Dec 01, 2018, 11:54 IST Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane Dec 01, 2018, 11:54 IST Three poachers were arrested for smuggling Deer's skin and horns in Thane district of Maharashtra. On receiving a tip off, Mumbra Police laid an ambush on the road from Amravati to Thane and caught hold of the offenders. The arrests were made on Nov 28 under section 02, 09, 39, 48, 48A, 49 and 51 of the act. Deer is a protected species under the 1972 Wildlife Protection Act, and killing these animals is an offence under the act. The market value of these items are around Rs 50 lakh, police informed. In international market, its value gets tripled.
Poachers arrested for smuggling deer skin, horns worth 47 lakh in Thane - Times of India
2018-12-01Ex-Employee Arrested For Extorting 3.5 Crores From Firm In Thane: Police - NDTV
Ex-Employee Arrested For Extorting 3.5 Crores From Firm In Thane: Police According to the complaint, the firm had bagged a Rs. 406 crore contract from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 2009 and 2014 for laying water pipeline Updated: December 01, 2018 23:39 IST THANE: A former senior employee of an infrastructure firm was arrested for allegedly blackmailing and extorting Rs. 3.50 crore from its directors, Thane police said today. Kaveshwar Aadhav (42), a former general manager with Pratibha Industries, was Friday arrested for extortion by Vartak Nagar police on the complaint of the firm's managing director Manohar Kulkarni, an official said. According to the complaint, the firm had bagged a Rs. 406 crore contract from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation between 2009 and 2014 for laying a water pipeline from Tansa Lake to Shahapur, the police said. Aadhav, the complaint alleged, was taking decisions that were detrimental to the firm and was therefore shifted to a housing project in Kalyan and then to one of the company's sites in Rajasthan. Aadhav was then forced to quit the firm in October 2014, the police said quoting the complaint. Taking advantage of his knowledge of the internal working of the firm and its projects, Aadhav started filing Right to Information pleas related to works carried out by the firm and began lodging complaints against them with relevant authorities, the complaint stated. He then demanded Rs. 5 crore from the directors of the firm to withdraw these complaints, and over a period of time starting January 2016 extorted Rs. 3.50 crore, the police said. Vartak Nagar police arrested Aadhav Friday and the Thane police's Anti-Extortion Cell is conducting a parallel probe into the case, an official said.
Ex-Employee Arrested For Extorting 3.5 Crores From Firm In Thane: Police - NDTV

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