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2019-03-31Thane district gears up for Lok Sabha elections - Times of India
Thane district gears up for Lok Sabha elections Apr 1, 2019, 04:34 IST Thane: In separate drives carried out by the vigilance squads across various parts of Thane district ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, as much as 84,000 litres of illegal liquor and 25 kilos of contraband drugs have been seized. This was announced by district collector and election officer Rajesh Narvekar on Saturday while charting out the preparedness of his team for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Much of Navi Mumbai, till Belapur, comes under the Thane Lok Sabha constituency which will go to the polls on April 29. “The district administration, police and other agencies have already taken various preventive steps. They have seized illegal arms, liquor and drugs and have also taken strict action on those found violating the code of conduct by displaying illegal boards and banners across the district ahead of the polls,” said Narvekar. The process for filing nominations by aspiring candidates for the three Lok Sabha seat elections in Thane district will begin from April 2, he said. The nominations will be accepted till 3pm on April 9, after paying a deposit of Rs 25,000 for candidates from the general category. The scrutiny of applications will be done on April 10 and the last date for withdrawal of applications will be on April 12 till 3pm. An official from the election department in Thane said that there will be 6,488 booths in the district and a request for an addition of 227 booths has been sent after a fresh drive to add new voters yielded success last month. As per the mandate, there is one polling booth for 1,200 voters in rural area and 1,400 for those in urban areas. There are over 60 lakh voters who will be go to the polls this season in the district, said an official during the meet. The administration has confirmed that there are no vulnerable booths in the district while adding that a decision on earmarking critical and sensitive booths would be taken soon in consultation with the police. Meanwhile, Narvekar said that they were working on having the highest number of all women and divyang-operated polling booths in the state. “We are in the process of tabulating appropriate booths in the district where we could deploy an all-women team, including polling officers and security personnel,” he said. He also said that adequate staff and ballot machines, along with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT)s, have been deployed in the district to cater to emergencies. The ballot machines are tamper proof and can sustain 50 degrees temperature. No mobiles will be allowed in the polling booth for security reasons, said an officer. Speaking about the initiatives, Narvekar said that they are making arrangements of erecting sheds outside polling booths or centres, besides forming separate queues for the elderly, physically challenged and pregnant women. “We will also explore possibilities of escorting the physically challenged to and from their homes. Special arrangement for medical kits, creche facility for lactating women, along with adequate ramps for the disabled will be provided at the booths,” Narvekar said. The process for filing nominations by aspiring candidates for the three Lok Sabha seat elections in Thane district , that will be held in the fourth phase, will begin from April 2. The nominations will be accepted till 3pm on April 9, after paying a deposit of Rs 25,000 for candidates from the general category.

2019-03-31Thane church breaks law, shows lack of burial land - Hindustan Times
Thane church breaks law, shows lack of burial land Updated: Apr 01, 2019 00:29 IST In December 2015, this newspaper reported that a Thane church asked its members to stop using coffins for funerals. They were told that bodies should be wrapped in shrouds, without coffins, so that the bodies decompose faster and graves can be reused more often. When the community reacted with an uproar church officials clarified that there was no decree against coffins and they were only encouraging shrouds because cemeteries were full. The Thane church is in the news again. Two weeks ago, in an act of civil disobedience to protest against the municipal corporation’s failure to provide them with more burial land, church members buried the body of a 95-year-old in a plot that is not demarcated as a graveyard in municipal records. By burying the body in the church yard, members of the Our Lady of Mercy Church violated municipal and town planning rules. Church members said they had no option but to break the law. Last week, 11 members of the church were arrested. They were released on bail the same evening. “We were tired of waiting for permission to use our own land as a cemetery. We were forced to do something to get the government’s attention; so we took this extreme step,” said a church member. It is not just in Thane that the desperation over shortage of burial space has led citizens to break municipal laws. In December, officials of a church in Tamil Nadu were accused of illegally disposing of bodies in concrete vaults inside the church though it did not have permission to use the place for burials. Mumbai and suburbs like Thane are running out of burial space and communities that traditionally bury their dead are being forced to reuse graves more often. Many churches in Mumbai have placed restrictions on sale of permanent graves, or reserving family funeral plots. Mumbai’s largest Muslim cemetery in Marines Lines, where some of old Kokni Muslim families have their own private plots, has put restrictions on the practice. In some places vertical niches are used for burials. Despite these measures, the city is still running out of burial space. Using shrouds instead of coffins, it is hoped, will allow graves to be used even more frequently as heavy wooden caskets take a long time to decompose. In the West, the cost of burials and a general decline in religious beliefs has seen cremation rates going up. In the United States nearly half of all funerals end in cremation, having grown from less than 5% in 1950. Cremation rates vary from three-fourths of all funerals in states like Nevada and Washington to one-fifth in the more religious states in the south. In the United Kingdom cremation rates are nearly 80%. The idea of cremations, however, faces a theological barrier in India. A member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, said, “Burying in coffins has been our tradition. And the land where the burial took place has been with us for the last 500 years (the church traces its origins to Portuguese missionary activity in the sixteenth and seventeenth century; there are ruins of an old church in the area).” In Thane, the municipal corporation did offer the community burial ground, but in the outskirts of the city. There are allegations that companies building multi-storey housing complexes near the church do not want a graveyard in the vicinity. Bishop Allwyn D’Silva, who had suggested the idea of shroud burials when he headed a Thane church, said, “The municipality should look into the issue and provide more cemeteries for not only Christians but also for Muslims and Hindus. Secondly, the community should also go for shroud burials. If anyone wants cremation the church should allow it.” D’Silva added that people are accepting new ideas. “Recently, one of my friends donated the bodies of his parents for medical research. We had a memorial service. We should find new ways to deal with the issue of shortage of burial land; it is a big problem. Shroud burial has got acceptance in Vasai. It will take some time for these ideas to find acceptance.”
2019-03-31Thane's Christian community wants cemetery on their own land - Mumbai Mirror
Thane's Christian community wants cemetery on their own land Updated: Mar 31, 2019, 17:36 IST Vandalism of graves in their cemetery has upset the Christian community in Thane for the past couple of weeks. Community representatives met Collector Rajesh Narvekar in the presence of MP Rajan Vichare on Thursday, who assured them a place for a burial ground in the new DP of Thane. The cemetery is located on an uphill land spread over an area of five acres that belongs to the forest department, according to the Thane General Christian Cemetery committee. The committee said it had been demanding the Thane Municipal Corporation for a separate burial ground for them since 1999. Since there is no boundary wall on the existing space used for burial, instances of vandalism wherein miscreants break into graves are rampant, informed caretaker of the cemetery committee Pastor Sanoj Yadav. He was the one who filed a police complaint after the last such instance of vandalism on March 6. Upset about the issue being disregarded for several years, the community members also said that if the matter is not resolved soon, they will start handing over their dead kin to the TMC, asking the civic body to bury them with proper Christian rites. The executive committee of Our Lady of Mercy Church unit of Bombay Catholic Sabha raised the issue with the authorities on Thursday. “The expanse of the old cemetery is so small that we often have to bury the dead one over the other. We have a lot of land at the disposal of the church at Pokhran road no 2. But for using it as a burial ground, we will need the approval from the civic authorities, which too, has not happened for the last several years,” said Kasber Augustine, chairperson of the Our Lady of Mercy church's unit of Bombay Catholic Sabha. Narvekar said he will pass on the suggestions of the community to the TMC. Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde said that the civic body is also planning to include an all-community cemetery in Ghodbunder. “However, if the community has any other space, they can approach us with a proposal. We will look at the feasibility,” she said. Vichare said he will make sure that the community’s needs are taken care of and included in the new DP, which is still under process. However, another civic official said that there is an existing all-community cemetery at Mumbra 20,000 sq m which the Christian community refuses to use. “In such crematoria, spaces are marked for different communities. The new one in Ghodbunder will be spread over an area of 38,000 sq m. We have already acquired 25,000 sq m area for this and are in the process of acquiring the rest. It will have a good expanse earmarked for every community. It will be operational before the end of this year and the community is welcome to use both these spaces,” he said.
2019-03-3130th cadaveric organ donation from brain-dead Thane man's kin - Times of India
30th cadaveric organ donation from brain-dead Thane man's kin Mar 31, 2019, 07:58 IST MUMBAI: The city recorded its 30th cadaveric donation when siblings of a 52-year-old Thane resident donated his organs after he was declared brain dead on Saturday. The city, which witnessed only 48 cadaver donations last year, has managed 10 donations each in the last three months. "This has been possible due to support of intensivists with identification of brain death in ICUs," said Dr S Mathur of Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC). A few months back ZTCC created a sub-committee of intensivists to advise and help with cadaveric organ donation. On Friday, Nitin Dedhia (52), who was self-employed, fell unconscious on a road in Thane. "The Dedhia family is associated with groups that promote organ donation and so they were keen to donate his organs," said a ZTCC official. The ZTCC directed Jupiter Hospital to carry the retrievals and donations. Dedhia's family consented to retrieval of all organs, but recipients were not available for all. "One of his kidneys, liver and heart could be used," said the official. His corneas and skin too were retrieved. Meanwhile, on Saturday, the ZTCC felicitated families who donated organs of their loved ones in 2018. "Ourson, Nagesh (17), had an accident on March 23 and was later declared brain dead,'' said his father Tukaram Lokhande. The family was counselled at Fortis Hospital, Vashi, to donate his organs. "As the organs would be helpful to let others live, we decided to go ahead," said Tukaram who was among those felicitated.
2019-03-31Boy dies after falling into septic tank in Thane - Hindustan Times
Boy dies after falling into septic tank in Thane Updated: Mar 31, 2019 06:56 IST A four-and-a-half years old boy died after falling into a septic tank at Sahapur in the district, police said Saturday. Arman Jabir Khan was playing near his house Friday afternoon when he accidentally fell into the open septic tank of a nearby building. Other children raised alarm and he was pulled out and taken to hospital, but doctors declared him dead before admission.
2019-03-31Maharashtra: Man gets three years imprisonment for molesting woman in Thane - Times Now
Maharashtra: Man gets three years imprisonment for molesting woman in Thane Updated Mar 31, 2019 Mumbai: In a case reported from Maharashtra, a court in Thane district has awarded a 47-year-old man with three years of rigorous imprisonment for molesting a Dalit woman. According to news agency PTI, the special Judge G P Shirsat gave the judgment on Friday and in his order, a fine of Rs 2,000 has been imposed on the convict Prakash Andhere. The PTI report mentioned, as per the prosecution, the survivor woman was a widow and she was sleeping along with her children at their house in Ganeshpuri village on October 20, 2008, when the accused came there and molested her. The convict also offered money to the woman to remain silent over the offence but the woman filed an official complaint after which the convict fled the scene. However, after the judge relied on the account of the victim and other witnesses to convict the accused. Reportedly, the judge held that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt the charges against the accused under the Indian Penal Code sections 354 (molestation) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. In a similar incident reported from Mumbai, a 30-year old man was convicted for brutally raping a five-year-old girl in 2014. A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Dindoshi sentenced Ali Mohammed Shaikh to life imprisonment for raping her and brutally injuring her by inserting a broom into her private parts. One morning in August 2014, the girl's mother and grandmother found the child dragging herself outside a chawl nearby a footpath in Kandvli where they lived. The girl's lower body parts were soaked in blood and a broom was inserted in her private parts. The girl was immediately shifted to a hospital where she was treated for six months.
2019-03-31Three arrested for possessing counterfeit notes in Mumbra - Times of India
Three arrested for possessing counterfeit notes in Mumbra Mar 31, 2019, 08:24 IST THANE: The police has arrested three persons and has seized counterfeit currency notes in the denomination of Rs. 2,000 to the tune of Rs 15.7 lakh in Mumbra. The accused have been identified as Jaun Chunnulal (41), Mohammad Sharajuddin (26)— both residents of Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh— and Javed Ansari (30), a reisdent of Mumbra. While Jainkumar worked as a sweeper, Mohammad worked as a compounder in an ayurvedic clinic and Javed worked for a bakery. Ramesh Dhumal, assistant police commissioner, said that the police officials had received a tip-off that the accused were going to arrive at Kismat Colony with the counterfeit notes. The cops laid a trap and as soon as they spotted the trio with a bag at 4.40am, they intercepted them. On searching their bag, the cops found 788 notes packed in six packs. Preliminary investigations revealed that the duo from UP had procured the notes. They had payed a tantrik from Asansol in West Bengal Rs 3.50 lakh for the notes. The accused were supposed to give them off to the third accused from Mumbra. But before they could do that, the police nabbed them, Dhumal said. As the code of conduct has been enforced for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the police are examining if there is any linkage with this, Dhumal said. The trio have been booked under various sections of the Indian Pencal Code. They have been remanded to police custody till April 5. Ramesh Dhumal, assistant police commissioner, said that the police officials from Mumbra police station had received a tip-off that the accused were going to arrive at Kismat Colony with the counterfeit notes. The cops laid a trap and as soon as they spotted the trio with a bag at 4.40 am, they intercepted them. On searching their bag, the cops found 788 notes packed in six packs.
2019-03-31Soaring temperature leads to rise in dehydration, fatigue cases - Times of India
Soaring temperature leads to rise in dehydration, fatigue cases Updated: Mar 31, 2019, 08:26 IST THANE: As the mercury levels tocuhed a new high of 40.9 and 41 degrees Celsius over the last two day, doctors in the city have witnessed a rise in dehydration and fatigue cases. Patients have been complaining of sunstrokes and giddiness due to the heat. Doctors said that the number of patients complaining of lack of sleep, dehydration, fatigue, body ache, irritation in the eyes, burning sensation while urinating are on the rise since the last couple of days. “There has been a rise in the number of dehydration and fatigue cases by around 60% in just two day. This is because of the rise in temperature. Due to this, people tend to sweat more, resulting in the body losing fluids. If they do not consume a lot of liquids then it leads to fatigue and dehydration. Some patients have also been complaining of cramps in the stomach and leg, lack of stamina, not getting proper sleep, vomiting sensation and much more,” said Dr. Atul Gupte, a physician. Doctors have advised citizens to take adequate measures to ensure that they do not feel giddy, nauseatic and stay healthy. They have stated that one should not eat heavy food so that they don’t suffer from acidity or any other problems related to digestion as it could lead to diarrhea. “Drink plenty of water, have fruit juices or drinks like lime juice, kokum, avala and buttermilk. One should ensure to always carry sugar in their pockets so that they in case they feel giddy or dehydrated they can have sugar water,” said Dr. Shubhangi Chavan, general physician. Experts have also asked citizens to wear loose and light coloured clothes, especially cover their eyes with sunglasses to protect themsevles from the harsh sunsrays. “If one witnesses irritation or redness in the eyes then they can put rose water or cover their eyes with cotton soaked in milk. They can even put cucumber pieces over their eyes,” said Dr. Gupte.
2019-03-31Trader booked for cheating Panvel woman of Rs 9 lakh - Times of India
Trader booked for cheating Panvel woman of Rs 9 lakh Mar 31, 2019, 08:27 IST NAVI MUMBAI: A woman entrepreneur residing in Panvel has lodged a complaint at Kalamboli police station against a trader for cheating her by accepting consignment of iron wires worth Rs 8.95 lakh and giving her a cheque that bounced. Complainant Anila Malpani (49) and her husband Madhusudan Maplani are directors of a company that manufactures binding iron wires at their factory in Taloja MIDC. They also own a godown-cum office in Kalamboli steel market. The trader has been identified as Gaurav Soni, who has an office at Andheri (W). On December 15, 2017, Soni contacted Malpani and inquired about the rate of iron wire. After fixing the price on December 18, Soni sent a purchase order of iron wires worth Rs 8.97,511 to Malpani’s Kalamboli office address and her husband collected the cheque from Soni’s Andheri office. However, Malpani did not have the stock and arranged the order from Raipur and got it transported. As Soni’s Vasai godown was on the way, Malpani delivered the consignment there. The cheque given by Soni and subsequently, more cheques that followed got dishonoured. After repeated failed attempts to contact Soni, the complainant lodged a complaint at Taloja police station that has been transferred to Kalamboli police station on Friday.
2019-03-31Mumbai Crime Fake currency notes worth Rs 15 76 lakh seized in Thane - Mid-Day
Mumbai Crime: Fake currency notes worth Rs 15.76 lakh seized in Thane Updated: Mar 31, 2019, 11:13 IST Counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 15.76 lakh were seized from three persons in Mumbra area here in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Assistance Commissioner of Police Ramesh Dhumal said the police had received a tip-off that some persons were going to arrive in Kismat Colony, carrying counterfeit notes with them. Jainkumar Chunnulal (41), Mohammad Dilshad (26), both from Uttar Pradesh, and local resident Javed Ahmed Ansari (30) were arrested and a bag of counterfeit notes in Rs 2,000 denomination was seized from their possession, he said. Jainkumar and Dilshad had allegedly procured the notes from Asansol in West Bengal by paying Rs 3.50 lakh, the ACP said. Police were probing if the contraband had any link with the ongoing election campaign, he said.
2019-03-31Why Flamingos Are Flocking To Mumbai - NPR
Why Flamingos Are Flocking To Mumbai March 31, 20197:43 AM ET LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Every year about this time, flamingos flock to Mumbai to feed - 40- to 50,000 of them. RAHUL KHOT: Flamingo is, you know, iconic bird for Mumbai. GARCIA-NAVARRO: Rahul Khot is an assistant director at the Bombay Natural History Society. He told us that from September through April, the flamingos settle among the mangroves on Mumbai's Thane Creek. KHOT: The scene in the Thane Creek when they're wading in the water is amazing. You can see 30-, 40,000 birds; a pink flock, you know, feeding in the creek. GARCIA-NAVARRO: But this season, the society reported a near threefold increase in Mumbai's flamingo population. KHOT: We have currently more than 120,000 flamingos in Mumbai right now. GARCIA-NAVARRO: That 120,000 number is not normal. Khot and his team of scientists speculate that an increase in blue-green algae is, in part, attracting the large crowds to Thane Creek to feed. KHOT: One thing is clear; that the blue-green algae is there in the creek. That's why large number of flamingos are visiting this place. That means this - Thane Creek is highly productive. GARCIA-NAVARRO: Some scientists have suggested that the high productivity might be caused by an increase in sewage output and industrial runoff into the creek. Khot and his team aren't convinced quite yet, but they welcome the attention the flamingos of Mumbai are getting right now. KHOT: Really good to see the large number of birds visiting this metro city - but that also adds to our responsibility to conserve their habitat so that, you know, incoming generation also will enjoy these birds. GARCIA-NAVARRO: That's Rahul Khot of the Bombay Natural History Society. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FLAMINGO BABY") VIOLENT FEMMES: (Singing) Yeah, you're a flamingo. You stand on one leg. Yeah, you're a flamingo, baby. You hatched from an egg.
2019-03-31Thane district gears up for Lok Sabha polls - Times of India
Thane district gears up for Lok Sabha polls Updated: Mar 31, 2019, 08:29 IST THANE: In separate drives carried out by the vigilance squads across various parts of Thane district ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, as much as 84,000 litres of illegal liquor and 25 kilos of contraband drugs have been seized. This was announced by district collector and election officer Rajesh Narvekar on Saturday while charting out the preparedness of his team for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections that have been scheduled in Thane on April 29. “The district administration, police and other agencies have already taken various preventive steps. They have seized illegal arms, liquor and drugs and have also taken strict action on those found violating the code of conduct by displaying illegal boards and banners across the district ahead of the polls,” said Narvekar. The process for filing nominations by aspiring candidates for the three Lok Sabha seat elections in Thane district will begin from April 2, he said. The nominations will be accepted till 3pm on April 9, after paying a deposit of Rs 25,000 for candidates from the general category. The scrutiny of applications will be done on April 10 and the last date for withdrawal of applications will be on April 12 till 3 pm. An official from the election department in Thane said that there will be 6,488 booths in the district and a request for an addition of 227 booths has been sent after a fresh drive to add new voters yielded success last month. As per the mandate, there is one polling booth for 1,200 voters in rural area and 1,400 for those in urban areas. There are over 60 lakh voters who will be go to the polls this season in the district, said an official during the meet. The administration has confirmed that there are no vulnerable booths in the district while adding that a decision on earmarking critical and sensitive booths would be taken soon in consultation with the police. Meanwhile, Narvekar said that they were working on having the highest number of all women and divyang-operated polling booths in the state. “We are in the process of tabulating appropriate booths in the district where we could deploy an all-women team, including polling officers and security personnel,” he said. He also said that adequate staff and ballot machines, along with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT)s, have been deployed in the district to cater to emergencies. The ballot machines are tamper proof and can sustain 50 degrees temperature. No mobiles will be allowed in the polling booth for security reasons, said an officer. Speaking about the initiatives, Narvekar said that they are making arrangements of erecting sheds outside polling booths or centres, besides forming separate queues for the elderly, physically challenged and pregnant women. “We will also explore possibilities of escorting the physically challenged to and from their homes. Special arrangement for medical kits, creche facility for lactating women, along with adequate ramps for the disabled will be provided at the booths,” Narvekar said. The process for filing nominations by aspiring candidates for the three Lok Sabha seat elections in Thane district , that will be held in the fourth phase, will begin from April 2. The nominations will be accepted till 3pm on April 9, after paying a deposit of Rs 25,000 for candidates from the general category.
2019-03-302 held for duping traders in Thane, Mumbai - Business Standard
2 held for duping traders in Thane, Mumbai March 30, 2019 18:46 IST Two persons have been arrested for allegedly duping electrical equipment distributors to the tune of several lakh rupees, Thane police said Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police 9Crime) Deepak Deoraj told reporters Puranchand Jain (50) and Bhumaram Kumhar (45) would get phone numbers of distributors from trade and industrial directories and then proceed to cheat them by placing fraudulent orders for electrical items. "They would ask the distributor to supply equipment to a particular shop. They would tell the shop owner to keep the goods for sometime. The duo would call the distributor for payment at a particular place but would vanish after taking delivery of the items from the shop. They used new mobile numbers for all such transactions," Deoraj said.
2019-03-302 held for duping traders in Thane, Mumbai - Business Standard
2 held for duping traders in Thane, Mumbai March 30, 2019 18:46 IST Two persons have been arrested for allegedly duping electrical equipment distributors to the tune of several lakh rupees, Thane police said Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police 9Crime) Deepak Deoraj told reporters Puranchand Jain (50) and Bhumaram Kumhar (45) would get phone numbers of distributors from trade and industrial directories and then proceed to cheat them by placing fraudulent orders for electrical items. "They would ask the distributor to supply equipment to a particular shop. They would tell the shop owner to keep the goods for sometime. The duo would call the distributor for payment at a particular place but would vanish after taking delivery of the items from the shop. They used new mobile numbers for all such transactions," Deoraj said. Police got on their trail after a complaint was lodged by a distributor, duped of LED bulbs worth Rs 55,000, in August last year. Police said Jain and Kumhar are believed to have at least a dozen such cases against their names in Thane and suburbs like Andheri, Borivali and Dahisar in neighbouring Mumbai. They were arrested on March 26 and remanded in police custody till April 2, the DCP said.
2019-03-30Thane Man Bangs Mother's Head Against Wall, Kills Her Over Argument - NDTV News
Thane Man Bangs Mother's Head Against Wall, Kills Her Over Argument March 30, 2019 22:52 IST THANE: A man from Bhayander in thane was on Saturday arrested for allegedly beating to death his 70-year-old mother, police said. Somnath Mitra, 45, a resident of Mandvi Lake area, used to have frequent fights with his mother Roma, senior inspector Chandrakant Jadhav of Bhayander police station said. "They had a fight at around 9 am today. The accused banged the 70-year-old's head against the wall, killing her instantly. He has been arrested and charged with murder," Mr Jadhav said.
2019-03-30Thane to have maximum number of all-women, disabled friendly polling booths - United News of India
Thane to have maximum number of all-women, disabled friendly polling booths Thane, Mar 30 (UNI) Efforts are being done to increase the number of all-women and disabled friendly polling booths in the district, the district election officer and the district collector Rajesh Narvekar.In a press meet here on Saturday Mr. Narvekar, said the lok sabha election in three districts namely Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi will be held on April 29. He said that as per the directions from the EC there will be at least one women and one handicapped polling booth in each of the 18 assembly segments he said. We are trying to increase the number of these booths and the entire staff in the booth including the officials will be women and handicapped. He also said that this time there will be three queue at the polling booth which will include women, handicapped and seniors and pregnant women besides one for general he said. Mr Narvekar also said that the district had sufficient of staff for the smooth conduct of polls and the EVMs and the VVPATs. He said that in order to build confidence among the poll staff hands on training will be taken on the handling of VVPATs. He said that the election machinery would ensure proper planning and co-ordination with the different agencies for the smooth and tension free conduct of polls. There have been certain cases of violation of poll code and so far action has been taken in 4 cases of defacement and 52 cases of banners and posters. The all women booths called as Sakhi booths will be well equipped and safe for operations and the process of identifying them is underway he said. The assured minimum facilities are being provided in the booths and in addition to this medical kits and crčche would also be provided and this was being personally monitored by the Divisional Commissioner he said. The collector also said that till now a total of 84,000 liters of liquor have been seized in addition to 32 illegal arms, both in city and rural areas.
2019-03-30Fake currency notes seized in Thane - Business Standard
Fake currency notes seized in Thane March 30, 2019 19:15 IST Counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 15.76 lakh were seized from three persons in Mumbra area here in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Assistance Commissioner of Police Ramesh Dhumal said the police had received a tip-off that some persons were going to arrive in Kismat Colony, carrying counterfeit notes with them. Jainkumar Chunnulal (41), Mohammad Dilshad (26), both from Uttar Pradesh, and local resident Javed Ahmed Ansari (30) were arrested and a bag of counterfeit notes in Rs 2,000 denomination was seized from their possession, he said. Jainkumar and Dilshad had allegedly procured the notes from Asansol in West Bengal by paying Rs 3.50 lakh, the ACP said. Police were probing if the contraband had any link with the ongoing election campaign, he said.
2019-03-304-Year-Old Dies After Falling Into Septic Tank In Thane - NDTV News
4-Year-Old Dies After Falling Into Septic Tank In Thane Updated: March 30, 2019 23:46 IST THANE: A four-year-old boy died after falling into a septic tank in Thane's Sahapur area, the police said today The child was playing near his house Friday afternoon when he accidentally fell into the open septic tank of a building close by. Other children raised alarm and he was pulled out and taken to hospital, but doctors declared him dead before admission.
2019-03-30Thane: Christian Community Buries 95 Year-Old Soldier In Open Plot, Residents Protest Encroachment For New Graveyard - Swarajya
Thane: Christian Community Buries 95 Year-Old Soldier In Open Plot, Residents Protest Encroachment For New Graveyard Mar 30 2019, 12:48 pm, Residents in 8 housing societies in Thane have come together against the alleged act of encroachment of open plot in the densely-populated residential area by burying a 97-year-old army man’s dead body, reports The Hindu. The residents say that they respect the sentiments of Christian community but encroachment by unscrupulous means shouldn’t be tolerated. Christian community in the area, on the other hand, has said that if the plot is not converted to a graveyard, they will boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Residents argued that the open ground is disputed and has long been used as a playground for the children in the area. Dattatray More, a resident of Suresh Park, told TH that the open ground is known as Jankadevi Maidan because of a temple located on it. “There is a compost pit and a small play area where slides and swings have been put up for children. It is in this corner that the burial has taken place,” said Mr. More. “It has now become a sensitive community issue.” Melwyn Fernandes, a member of the Association of Concerned Catholics, said that while 21,000 square metres is under dispute in the High Court, 2,600 square metres is marked as a residential zone and is under the St. John the Baptist Church Trust. “We have carried out the burial in the small plot,” he said. The residents have written to the Thane Municipal Corporation, police commissioner and other authorities and are planning to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL). urging that the burial should not lead to a new cemetery on the plot. On March 26, 11 Christian community members were arrested by the Vartak Nagar police after the Thane Municipal Corporation filed a first information report against them for carrying out a burial in a plot not marked as cemetery. They were released on bail the same day.
2019-03-30Hiranandani launches uber-luxury sector Lake Enclave in Thane - - Accommodation TAccimes
Hiranandani launches uber-luxury sector Lake Enclave in Thane March 30, 2019 THANE: Hiranandani Group unveils its new, uber-luxury sector Lake Enclave bestowed amidst a large expanse of mixed-used integrated township Hiranandani Estate on Ghodbunder road, Thane. The development offers three exclusive towers comprises of 3 & 4-bed. The towers comprise of the limited 211 units. Rightly located within Hiranandani Estate, Thane is fast earning the sobriquet of luxury real estate hub, these luxe real estate offerings is open for affluent home buyer’s booking. Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Co-Founder, Hiranandani Group said, “Project brings in the finest living experiences within the integrated township. He further indicates that it is the best time to buy one’s dream home. With reduced tax burden at 5% GST, home buyers can avail the advantage of an early mover to make choice of their apartments with a mix of best offerings and flexible payment schemes tailor made to meet their requirements”. This unique proposition is aimed for the aspirational home buyers upgrading their lifestyle quotient with redefined luxury. The offering would attract the right set of home buyers who positively believes in real estate as the stable and appreciating asset class from the long term perspective.
2019-03-30Car driver mows down stray dog in Kalyan, booked - Times of India
Car driver mows down stray dog in Kalyan, booked Updated: Mar 31, 2019, 14:20 IST KALYAN: A man has been booked for rash driving after he allegedly mowed down a stray dog by his car. The canine died during treatment at Bombay SPCA in Parel on Friday. The incident was captured in a CCTV camera installed in the area. The accident occurred a week ago on March 21 in Kashish Park Apartment in Khadakpada area. According to a complaint filed by Chandan Shadadpuri, an animal rights activist, a 15-year-old stray dog was hit by the speeding car (MH -47-N 3345) being driven by one Ramesh Jadhav. The car was in full speed when it hit the dog. The driver did not stopped after the accident. Some locals rushed the injured canine to the hospital for treatment. "When I learnt about the incident through a resident, I enquired and checked CCTV footage of the building in which I identified the car that hit the dog. On Friday, I filed a complaint with the police demanding action against the culprit," Shadadpuri said. An FIR has been registered at Khadakpada police station against Jadhav, who has been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 279 (rash driving) and 479 (mischief by killing or maiming animal). "The matter is being probed. There has been no arrest yet," a police official said.
2019-03-302 held for duping traders in Thane, Mumbai - Times of India
2 held for duping traders in Thane, Mumbai Mar 30, 2019, 19:20 IST THANE: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly duping electrical equipment distributors to the tune of several lakh rupees, Thane police said on Saturday. Deputy commissioner of Police (Crime) Deepak Deoraj told reporters Puranchand Jain (50) and Bhumaram Kumhar (45) would get phone numbers of distributors from trade and industrial directories and then proceed to cheat them by placing fraudulent orders for electrical items. "They would ask the distributor to supply equipment to a particular shop. They would tell the shop owner to keep the goods for sometime. The duo would call the distributor for payment at a particular place but would vanish after taking delivery of the items from the shop. They used new mobile numbers for all such transactions," Deoraj said. Police got on their trail after a complaint was lodged by a distributor, duped of LED bulbs worth Rs 55,000, in August last year. Police said Jain and Kumhar are believed to have at least a dozen such cases against their names in Thane and suburbs like Andheri, Borivali and Dahisar in neighbouring Mumbai. They were arrested on March 26 and remanded in police custody till April 2, the DCP said.
2019-03-30Three model code violation cases registered in Thane - Mid-Day
Three model code violation cases registered in Thane Updated: Mar 30, 2019, 08:28 IST Three cases of model code of conduct violations have already been registered in Thane district ahead of the general elections. While the authorities received more than 140 complaints of violations, 42 of them were considered. The Election Commission of India announced the polling schedule for the 17th Lok Sabha elections on March 10, immediately after which the model code of conduct came into effect. The EC has removed more than 15,000 political posters and other materials from public places in Thane so far. FIRs have been registered in three incidents: supporters of some parties roaming in cars with political banners on it, posters with pictures of political leaders put up at some places and a group of people moving around with certain political flags in Badlapur. "The culprits were doing it deliberately despite knowing the rules. We have made special teams to keep an eye out on such activities," said an election commission officer of Thane. Check on liquor sale The Thane Collectorate along with Excise Department officials have also sent notices to wine shop owners regarding maintaining proper sale records to avoid cancellation of licences. "We had suggested the Excise Department to somehow reduce the sale of liquor during the election period," said an official at the Thane collector office. "We have told them that we will compare sales of this period during last year with that of this year's and will take action if they have increased drastically," said Excise Department official Y Rathod, adding, "They usually keep their shops open for extra hours during election time and sell liquor illegally."
2019-03-30Railway Protection Force arrests man for misusing stolen duty pass - Mumbai Mirror
Railway Protection Force arrests man for misusing stolen duty pass Updated: Mar 30, 2019, 21:42 IST The Central Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested a person for misusing a stolen duty pass of a railway employee for travel purpose on Thursday (March 28). According to RR Pandav, RPF in charge of Thane station, constable Mukesh Kumar apprehended a person for travelling in handicap coach. Upon primary interrogation by Sub Inspector Mohini Zele, the accused disclosed his identity as Rajan Harinath Mishra, age 23 years and a resident of Mumbra Devi colony Diwa, Thane. He also claimed to be a Railway employee and furnished a duty card pass of the railway engineering department . But the police refused to believe him and investigated further till the accused finally confessed he had stolen railway employee Mukesh Kumar Yadav's card pass, who is deployed as a trackman in CSMT. The RPF handed over the accused to GRP, Thane for further action, who registered a case U/S 420, 468, 471, 170 IPC and section 155 of railway against him. The matter is under further investigation.
2019-03-30Middle aged man held for murdering mother in Thane - United News of India
Middle aged man held for murdering mother in Thane Thane, Mar 30 (UNI) A 45 year old man from Bhayander was arrested on Saturday by the police on the alleged charges of bashing to death his aged mother in the Mandvi lake area of the township, the police said. Sr. PI Chandrakant Jadhav of the Bhayander police station told this correspondent that the police have since registered an offence under under section 302 of the IPC and arrested the accused whose name was given as Somnath Mitra. According to the police, the accused man and mother the victim, Roma Mitra, 70 used to quarrel amongst themselves over petty issues. It was over a renewed quarrel on Saturday morning around 0900 hours that the accused banged the head of the victim first against the floor and than the wall and killed her, the police said. The police which got the information about the killing rushed in and arrested the accused and sent the body of the victim for a postmortem , it stated. The reason for the quarrel between the two is still not not known and is being probed by the police.
2019-03-30New Uran-Nerul corridor eats into NMMT earnings | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
New Uran-Nerul corridor eats into NMMT earnings 30th March, 2019 NAVI MUMBAI: The new Nerul-Belapur-Uran route started by Central Railway has cut into the revenue earnings of NMMT by around 45%. The commissioning of the phase II of Uran corridor will further help commuters to get connected with suburban services on the harbour and transharbour route for South Bombay and Thane." Bamandongri, which is centrally located in Ulwe node has more commuters. NMMT GM, Shirish Aradwad observed, yes, commuters have decreased and we have lost revenue. We have reduced the fleet from Ulwe. "Senior PRO, CR, A K Jain said, “the train service will only get more popular with time. Train ticket fare Rs 5 (common for both Nerul and Belapur from the two new stations) is a minimum three times less, while the first -class monthly pass is a big saving for commuters from both the stations on the new corridor.
2019-03-29Standard Industries Ltd. - Intimation Under Regulation 30 Of The SEBI (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 - The Hindu BusinessLine
Standard Industries Ltd. - Intimation Under Regulation 30 Of The SEBI (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 - The Hindu BusinessLine As intimated by the Company on 1st September, 2016, the Company had entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in respect of the proposed transfer and assignment to Feat Properties Private Limited of the Companys leasehold rights in approx. 62.25 acres comprising of Plot No. 4 situated at Trans-Thane Creek Industrial Area in the Village of Ghansoli and Savali,District Thane ("Property"). The said MOU contemplated fulfilment of various conditions precedent as well as other terms and conditions, to be satisfied by the respective Parties. Certain conditions precedent/terms and conditions are yet to be fulfilled. Accordingly, the said transfer and assignment of the Property has not been completed. Arising out of and in pursuance of such compliances, the Parties have mutually decided to terminate the said MOU. Consequently, Standard Industries Limited and Feat Properties Private Limited have terminated the said MOU on 29th March, 2019, vide Letter of Termination dated 29th March, 2019, in accordance with the terms and conditions contained therein. Pdf Link: Standard Industries Ltd. - Intimation Under Regulation 30 Of The SEBI (Listing Obligations And Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 Source : BSE - www.bseindia.com
2019-03-29Mumbai: Repairs delayed by a year; Sion flyover to be closed for 2 months from April 20 - DNA India
Mumbai: Repairs delayed by a year; Sion flyover to be closed for 2 months from April 20 Updated: Mar 30, 2019, 05:20 AM IST Starting April 20, Sion flyover will remain shut for repairs for two months, authorities said on Friday. The decision came after a chunk of concrete fell from it on Thursday night. For the time being, heavy vehicles have been banned on the bridge. While the incident prompted the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation to go for repairs, sources said the corporation had proposed to strengthen the bridge a year ago. The delay was attributed to permissions from the traffic department and time taken in designing of bolts and expansion joints that will be changed. In a statement, the state road body said the flyover is structurally sound. "The structure is not damaged and we have not stopped the movement of light vehicles due to the same reason," said an MSRDC official. Closure of the bridge would lead to traffic diversions and could cause jams on other roads between Thane and south Mumbai. Traffic Police Joint Commissioner, Amitesh Kumar said, "To avoid inconvenience, heavy vehicles can take the route below the flyover. From April 20, the flyover will remain shut for two months for everyone. We have barricaded the place so far and once the repair works are done, we shall inform to the public," Traffic officials said their main concern at present is increased congestions at Elphinstone Bridge, Jacob Circle, and vehicular movement around Lower Parel and Mahalaxmi, particularly after Delisle Bridge was shut. Closure of Sion flyover will make traffic management during peak hours more challenging. The repair work includes changing of bearings and expansion joints on the 1.1-km-long flyover that was constructed in the late 1990s. Nearly 15,000 vehicles ply on it daily. The cost of repairs is around Rs 6 crore, and MSRDC has already appointed a contractor for the job.
2019-03-29Round Rock advances deep water intake pipeline using eminent domain - Community Impact Newspaper
2019-03-29Thane Lok Sabha Seat It's Congress yukt BJP, not Congress mukt Bharat: Jitendra Awhad - Free Press Journal
Thane Lok Sabha Seat It’s Congress yukt BJP, not Congress mukt Bharat: Jitendra Awhad March 29, 2019 7:03 am Bhayandar: Senior NCP leader Jitendra Awhad took aSharad Pawar jibe at the BJP’s favourite slogan of ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’, saying the party was instead aiming at a “Congress yukt BJP” by poaching and giving tickets to more than a dozen leaders who were formerly Congress members. Awhad was addressing the media at a joint press conference by the local Congress and the NCP units in Mira Road to announce the candidature of Anand Paranjpe (NCP) for the Thane parliamentary constituency. Awhad said there was no question of allying with the BJP, as our leader Sharad Pawar himself is the driving force in uniting the Opposition ahead of the 2019 general election. “They have a habit of raising questions about the progress of our country under the Congress regime, but the BJP has no answers why people voted it to power all these years. The contributions of the Congress can never be ignored,” said ex-Cong­ress legislator Muzaffar Huss­ain. have represented this con­st­i­tu­ency earlier and am aware of the plaguing issues,” said Paranjpe. Pitted against a formidable saff­ron alliance candidate, Paranjpe is dependent on the Congress to sail through from the Mira Bhayandar assembly segment. In return, the state NCP leadership has promised to part with the Mira-Bhayandar Assembly seat in favour of the Congress. “Yes, as per the decision by higher-ups of both the parties, the Mira Bhayandar Assembly segment will be represented by a Congress candidate and the NCP will strive hard to ensure the victory,” said NCP leader Ganesh Naik.
2019-03-2973 deaths in three months due to swine flu - Mumbai Live
73 deaths in three months due to swine flu The sudden fluctuation in temperatures that the state has witnessed has increased the number of Influenza (A) H1N1 cases in the state. The virus has claimed 73 lives so far and more than 1050 people had tested positive between January 1 and March 27. In the last 12 months, the state has recorded 2,594 cases and reported 462 deaths. Senior officials from the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) said that majority of the cases in Maharashtra were reported from Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, Thane and Palghar. Mumbai has also reported 48 cases of swine flu and four deaths in March. Four of these patients reported dead, are from neighbouring districts of Palghar and Thane, who had come to Mumbai for their treatment. Swine flu generally spreads during winters, but there has been a spike in cases across India just as the warm weather has set in. The National Centre for Disease Control reported 14,803 confirmed cases of swine flu across India till February 24. Experts attributed the spread to a prolonged winter and mild seasonal flu in 2018. Dr. Pradeep Awte, the state surveillance officer said that they have taken precautionary measures in the state and patients diagnosed with H1N1 are being treated in different civic and government-run hospitals. Around 1050 confirmed new cases of swine flu have been diagnosed with their treatment in process and 73 death cases were reported. Dr. Awte said that considering the number of patients that are increasing daily, they had advised district collectors to get involved in enhancing public awareness. He further said that they are focusing on vulnerable populations from those districts which have a high number of cases i.e. Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Thane and Palghar.
2019-03-293D technology helps recreate face of murder victim in Mumbai - India Today
3D technology helps recreate face of murder victim in Mumbai UPDATED: March 29, 2019 12:39 IST The forensic department of KEM Hospital, Mumbai headed by Dr Harish Pathak used 3D superimposition technology to reconstruct the completely disfigured face of an unidentified body. Using the advanced technology, the forensic team reconstructed a disfigured face on the basis of jaw bones measurement, chin line, nose cavity and also analysing the skin. The Mumbai Police had sought the help of the advanced forensic technology to identify a man whose body was found on January 27 on the Eastern Express Highway in Mulund. His face was disfigured and destroyed beyond recognition. After trying various methods of checking the missing person's records from Mumbai, and nearby areas, the police sought the help of forensic experts from KEM Hospital. Techniques of 2D3D superimposition are widely used in cases of personal identification from video surveillance systems but this advanced technology is helping reconstruct faces on the basis of skull and bone measurements. The face reconstructed by Dr Pathak's forensic team has been circulated across police stations in Mumbai and nearby areas. In a similar case in December last year, the same team of forensic experts had helped Thane Police crack a murder case where a headless body of a man was found while the severed head was found in a completely disfigured state. After repeated efforts to find clues about the deceased failed for six months, the Thane police sought Pathak's help. Using the 3D superimposition technology, the face of the deceased was created and it helped identify him. The face led investigators to the man's killers who were his wife and a friend with whom the wife was having an affair. As the deceased found out about the affair, the accused decided to kill him. They severed his head and threw it in a dense shrub; but the advanced forensic technology helped recreate the man's face which was identified by a neighbour through posters. The police were informed about his identity. The wife had not filed a missing complaint despite her husband going missing for six months.
2019-03-29We won't work for Sena nominee Rajendra Gavit: disgruntled BJP leaders - United News of India
We won't work for Sena nominee Rajendra Gavit: disgruntled BJP leaders Thane, Mar 29 (UNI) Disgruntled activists and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Palghar district have decided not to work for the Shiv Sena nominee Rajendra Gavit in the Lok Sabha election in Palghar. The decision was taken in a meeting at Palghar on Thursday, as the leaders aired their anger and said that the BJP has done a blunder by giving a seat to Shiv Sena in seat sharing. 'We have been working hard since months to elect the BJP nominee from the constituency and our efforts have now gone in vain,' they said.
2019-03-29Residents spar over using open plot as burial ground in Thane - The Hindu
Residents spar over using open plot as burial ground in Thane UPDATED: MARCH 30, 2019 00:30 IST Residents of eight housing societies in Thane have come together against the burial of a freedom fighter on an open plot, fearing it will make way for a new graveyard in the area. While the local residents say they respect the sentiments of the Christian community, they are against a graveyard coming up in the densely-populated residential area. The Christian community, on the other hand, has said that if the plot is not regularised as a cemetery, they will boycott the Lok Sabha elections. On March 20, the community buried a 95-year-old army man A. Jessiah on a plot off Pokhran road no 2. The burial sparked several debates among the residents of the housing societies, Ravi Estate, Suresh Park, Cosmos, and Rainart, who have written to the Thane Municipal Corporation, police commissioner and other authorities urging that Jessiah’s burial should not lead to a new cemetery on the plot. Land under dispute Mahesh Nadkarni, a resident of Ravi Estate, said the plot in question has been under dispute for long but was originally marked as a playground. “If it has been reserved for a playground, it should be used for the same purpose,” said Mr. Nadkarni. He said the residents are preparing to file a public interest litigation in the matter. On March 26, 11 community members were arrested by the Vartak Nagar police after the Thane Municipal Corporation filed a first information report against them for carrying out a burial in a plot not marked as cemetery. They were released on bail the same day. “The area consists of many residential buildings. Our children play there. It is not right to make a graveyard in that space suddenly,” said Sanika Amberkar, another resident of Ravi Estate. “We are not against the Christian community or the burial ground. We just feel they should be given an alternative location. The authorities should step in and make the arrangements.” ‘Sensitive issue’ According to Dattatray More, a resident of Suresh Park, the open ground is known as Jankadevi Maidan because of a temple located on it. “There is a compost pit and a small play area where slides and swings have been put up for children. It is in this corner that the burial has taken place,” said Mr. More. “It has now become a sensitive community issue.” Melwyn Fernandes, a member of the Association of Concerned Catholics, said only part of the land is disputed. “About 21,000 square metres is under dispute in the High Court. However, 2,600 square metres is marked as a residential zone and is under the St. John the Baptist Church Trust. We have carried out the burial in the small plot,” said Mr. Fernandes, who was among the 11 parishioners arrested by the Vartak Nagar police. He said, “The burial ground that we have is already stacked with many graves. We had no other choice.”
2019-03-2962-year-old sedates, rapes teen daughter in Thane; arrested - Hindustan Times
62-year-old sedates, rapes teen daughter in Thane; arrested Updated: Mar 30, 2019 03:13 IST The Naya Nagar police recently arrested a 62-year-old Mira Road resident for allegedly raping his 18-year-old daughter for the past few months. The accused would allegedly lace the survivor’s meals with sedatives and rape her once she fell asleep. Kailash Barve, senior police inspector, Naya Nagar police station, said, “On Wednesday morning, the survivor felt nauseated and suspected her food may have been sedated the previous night. She did not eat food that night and pretended to fall asleep. When her father came to her room and tried to rape her, she tried to raise an alarm. However, the accused slapped her and threatened to kill her if she revealed the act to anyone.” The survivor took to social media and posted about her ordeal. One of her friends approached a non-governmental organisation (NGO), who rescued her along with the police. The accused stays with his second wife and three children. The survivor is his daughter from the first marriage, Barve said. “We arrested him under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Thane court remanded him in police custody till April 1,” he said.
2019-03-29SSC paper leak probe: Thane zilla parishad gets more info on schools - Hindustan Times
SSC paper leak probe: Thane zilla parishad gets more info on schools Updated: Mar 30, 2019 07:50 IST As part of the investigation into the SSC paper leak case, the education department of Thane zilla parishad (ZP) on Friday started to collect information about the procedure followed at Kakatia High School in Bhiwandi and other schools in the vicinity. The Maharashtra state education board on Thursday announced an independent inquiry into the incident. “While the Mumbai divisional board is conducting an independent inquiry into the case, we are giving them details of the procedures followed at the centre,” Sheshrao Bade, education officer, Thane ZP. When asked how the school was cleared for use as an exam centre, he said, “We recommended using the school as a centre to the board last year as everything looked fine. We will look into the case again now.” HT had earlier reported that Ansari, who was appointed the chief conductor (person handling examinations at a centre of the school, broke rules by travelling in his own vehicle to collect question papers from the custody centre. “We will submit our report to the divisional board,” said Bade. “We have written to the police and the board and are willing to give any inputs needed from our end,” Pandharinath Vekhande, deputy municipal commissioner (education), Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNMC). The vice-principal of Kakatia High School, Amber Ansari, was arrested on March 23, after he was found circulating photos of history and political science question paper. NGO Samvad Foundation had informed the education board about the paper leak on March 14. The education board started its independent investigation on March 28.
2019-03-29Man held for sexually abusing boy in Thane - India Today
Man held for sexually abusing boy in Thane March 29, 2019 11:25 IST Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy in Bhiwandi town in the district. The accused, identified as Rakigh Ansari (20), a resident of Rasulabad at Khadipar in Bhiwandi, was arrested for the offence that took place on Thursday evening, a police official said on Friday. As per the complaint lodged by the victim's parents, the boy was playing in the locality around 3.30 pm on Thursday. The accused, who lived in the vicinity, spotted the minor and took him to his house, where he sexually abused him. When the boy returned home later, he narrated the ordeal to his parents. After that, local residents caught the accused and handed him over to the police. Ansari was booked and arrested by Nizampura police under IPC sections 363 (kidnapping), 342 (wrongful confinement), and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, the official said.
2019-03-29Blast Accused Killed Man Who Resembled Him To Stage Death, Evade Arrest - NDTV News
Blast Accused Killed Man Who Resembled Him To Stage Death, Evade Arrest March 29, 2019 10:24 IST THANE: The Thane district court Thursday sentenced a man, an accused in a bomb blast case, to life imprisonment for killing another person in order to stage his own death and evade arrest. District judge H M Patwardhan also imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 on the accused, Sayyed Musddik Wahiuddin Kadari alias Imran Abu Mansur Hasani, 61. Government Pleader Sanjay Londhe said Kadari, accused in a bomb blast case in Mumbai, killed Wahab Bangarwalla, a scrap dealer who resembled him in appearance, at a rented flat in Mira Road locality on August 15, 2003. He severed the head and threw it into the creek at Virar and burnt the rest of the body to make it look like that it was Kadari who had died. Afterwards, he fled to Malegaon where he assumed a different identity and worked as a compounder with a doctor until his arrest.
2019-03-29Thane police camp in village close to Bangladesh border to nab bar girl's killer - India Today
Thane police camp in village close to Bangladesh border to nab bar girl's killer March 29, 2019 17:06 IST The Thane police crime branch have cracked a case of a bar girl's murder. The victim, identified as Mim, was found murdered at her house in Mumbai's Dombivali in May last year. The woman's phone was also missing from the scene. Her neighbours said that she stayed with her live-in partner who had gone missing. This left the investigators with no clues of her killer. The central unit of Thane crime branch had kept the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of Mim's phone on surveillance and as soon as it was switched on they found that it was used early this month. A team from Thane police left for the village which was located at the Bangladesh border in West Bengal. The police team apprehended a person identified as Raj Mandal who was using Mim's phone. During the questioning, the accused revealed the phone was handed over to him by his friend Majid Mandal. Investigators found that Majid was in a relationship with Mim, whose real name was Farida Khatun. Mim was the name by which she was known at the bar where used to perform. She was also from the same village as Majid and Raj. When the police team camped in the village till, they found that Majid was moving towards Delhi and then went to Mumbai. His cell tower location finally revealed that he was in Thane's Mumbra. The police team left from West Bengal and reached Mumbra where they nabbed Majid. Majid confessed of killing the victim as she was forcing him to marry her but he refused to. On May 1 last year, the victim and her boyfriend, Majid, got into a heated argument during which he strangled her to death. He locked the house from outside and left no trace of his clothes or any of his belongings at the house. He also took away the victim's phone so nothing could connect him to the murder. Majid has been remanded to police custody till April 1.
2019-03-28Thane woman murder case: Cops arrest boyfriend after a year - Hindustan Times
Thane woman murder case: Cops arrest boyfriend after a year Updated: Mar 29, 2019 00:36 IST A year after a 22-year-old woman was found murdered in Dombivli, the police claimed to have solved the case by arresting her 28-year-old boyfriend. On May 1, 2018, the Dombivli police got a call from Davdi village about a foul smell emanating from a house. The police found a decomposed body of a woman who was later identified as Futuli alias Faridakhatun alias Mim. She worked in a bar in Dombivli. Dipak Deoraj, Deputy commissioner of police, Thane crime branch, said, “Initially, we learnt that the woman was killed a week ago. We first learnt the woman’s identity and got her mobile number from her friend in Kolkata.” The police checked the call details and found her boyfriend’s name. “The accused, Majidul Jalaludin Mandal, met the woman in 2017. He was a married man. Six months before the murder, the two took a house on rent in Dombivli. Mandal and Mim used to quarrel every day.” Senior police inspector from Thane central crime unit, Anil Honrao, said, “Although Mim knew that Mandal was married, she wanted Mandal to marry her. Mandal and Mim fought over this and Mandal strangulated her with a dupatta.” After Mim fell unconscious, Mandal fled after locking the door from outside. Mandal ran away to his village in Hilla tehsil of South Dinajpur district in West Bengal. The woman, too, was from the same village. Honrao said, “We arrested Mandal after we got a tip-off that he was to come to Mumbra. We laid a trap and caught him. He confessed to the crime.”
2019-03-28Man convicted of killing lookalike - Times of India
Man convicted of killing lookalike Updated: Mar 29, 2019, 07:37 IST THANE: A 61-year-old Mumbra resident, who had executed the murder of a lookalike to escape jail for multiple crimes, was convicted by the district sessions court here on Thursday in the case and sentenced to life. He was earlier acquitted in the 2003 blasts case. District Judge H M Patwardhan convicted Sayeed Kadri for the murder of scrap dealer Wahab Bhangarwala alias Julfikar Umarkhan. “Uncle” as Kadri was known in jail had presumed that the only way to escape prison was to fake his own death to convince the legal machinery to close the cases against him and then shift base elsewhere. Accordingly, he identified Bhangarwala, who reportedly resembled him in height and built, and took him to his tenement at Ashiyana Cooperative Housing Society in Mira Road on August 15, 2003. When the two were in the tenement, he killed and beheaded Bhangarwala. “He poured an inflammable liquid on the body and burnt it. He then went to Bhayander creek where he flung the head and the weapons he had used. Kadri’s family members confirmed to the police that it was his body and accordingly he was declared dead,” Sanjay Londhe, district government pleader, told TOI. Later, Kadri changed his identity and worked with an ENT surgeon in Malegaon till he was picked by the police in 2010. The prosecutor told the court that the accused had committed a henious offence and deserved punishment. The prosecution examined as many as 17 witnesses, including half a dozen investigation officers, to prove the crime against Kadri. The court relied on the deposition of the prosecution witnesses and based on circumstantial evidence convicted and sentenced Kadri.
2019-03-28Doctors remove 6.5kg tumour from woman's stomach in Kalyan - Times of India
Doctors remove 6.5kg tumor from woman's stomach in Kalyan Mar 28, 2019, 22:37 IST KALYAN: The doctors at a private hospital on Wednesday claimed to have removed a 6.5 kg tumor from the stomach of a 40-year-old woman. The woman who was suffering from abdomen pain for the past one month. The woman had approached Sushrut Hospital on Tuesday. "The ultra-sound conducted on the woman clearly showed a 12-cm tumor and we decided to remove it by performing a surgery," a doctor said. "It took nearly three-and-half hours to remove the tumor and now woman is safe and stable" said another doctor.
2019-03-28BJP-Sena alliance in place to save the country and keep it together: Rajan Vichare - The Indian Express
BJP-Sena alliance in place to save the country and keep it together: Rajan Vichare Published: March 29, 2019 2:38:12 am Shiv Sena MP from Thane, Rajan Vichare, speaks to The Indian Express about the work he has done in the past few years, why the people are waiting to teach his political rival a lesson and why controversies of the past will not return to haunt him. Advertising What work have you done in the constituency these five years? A large section of people in my constituency use the railway line to travel and hence, I focussed on ensuring better facilities. I have ensured there are escalators, medical clinics, lifts, ATVM machines at stations. Since the Thane station can get overcrowded, we have also proposed a ‘New Thane’ station on a government land available near the Thane mental hospital. Currently, eight to 10 lakh people use the Thane station. Besides, the Kalwa-Airoli elevated road, water transport facilities and extending the Metro are some initiatives that I have started. There is a perception that you are focussed on Thane while areas like Mira-Bhayandar and Navi Mumbai, also a part of your constituency, are ignored? I have undertaken several works for these areas… spent Rs 16 crore on the Bhayander station and Rs 13 crore on Mira Road station to ensure facilities like deluxe toilets, water coolers and solar panel system for electrification. Recently, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray had said that all are Indians first and people should not be divided as north Indians and south Indians. Is the Sena going beyond its traditional “sons of the soil” plank? LATEST VIDEOS 03:07 Mission Shakti: PM taking credit of space scientists, alleges Congress; BJP hits back The Shiv Sena does not believe in pandering to any caste or community. In the past, we had given a chance to a north Indian like Sanjay Nirupam not once but twice. We also have had people like Sabir Shaikh, who was part of the state Cabinet, and there have been Sena corporators form the Christian community. We get votes for the work we do… and take all communities together. What impact will the Balakot air strikes have on the voters? Entire Hindu community vilified, Congress must apologise: Arun Jaitley on Samjhauta verdict PM Narendra Modi in Odisha: 'Ek baar mauka toh deke dekho' We have given Pakistan mooh tod jawab. This is the first time that the forces were given a free hand to do what they want and the result was good. Everyone should support such a move — from the political parities to the people. Politically, it will definitely benefit us. Local level BJP leaders are apparently not very happy with your nomination. In Mira Bhayandar Corporation, there is an alliance between Sena and BJP. Central BJP leader like Vinayak Sahasrabuddhe especially came from Delhi to Thane today. Our leaders like Eknath Shinde, too, were there… BJP workers and office-bearers discussed how we can work together to send our Thane candidate to Delhi. The alliance is not in place to get someone elected to a particular post but to save the country and keep it together. We have been together for 25 years. They are like our family members… some small issues come up in every family but are resolved. Likewise, we will come together and work. There is no problem. What do you make of your opponent Anand Paranjpe of NCP who comes from a political family (father Prakash Paranjpe was an MP)? MORE EXPLAINED Explained: Is economy slowing down? The Shiv Sena made him an MP twice within six years and he betrayed the party and the people who voted for him by joining another party (NCP). Matadar raja hain in elections and you have betrayed them in spite of being elected twice for your selfish reasons. The result was visible in Kalyan where he was voted out of power the last time (2014). Now, the voters of Thane are waiting for April 29 to teach him a lesson for being selfish. In 2014, you allegedly force-fed a Muslim canteen employee at Maharashtra Sadan who was fasting. Do you think the Muslim voters will hold this against you? I have a good rapport with all the communities. Recently, I attended the funeral of a well-known Muslim leader in Navi Mumbai and was told that there were no facilities in the kabristan… I immediately asked them to make a plan and got it approved. I don’t think the issue will have any impact on the way people vote.
2019-03-28Thane Kreiner - America Magazine
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2019-03-28Over hundred cops feted in Thane - Business Standard
Over hundred cops feted in Thane March 28, 2019 16:30 IST Over a hundred police personnel from the Thane Police Commissionerate were felicitated for helping improve conviction rate and for good crime detection here Thursday. Police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar awarded them certificates of appreciation. Joint police commissioner Madhukar Pandey and other senior police officers were also present on the occasion. This was perhaps for the first time that policemen, ranging from constables to inspectors, were feted in such a large number, an official said. Among the police inspectors who were given the certificate of appreciation were Rajendra Maine of Bhoiwada Police Station, Nilesh Kare of Mumbra, Datta Pandhre of MFC, Pradip Bhanushali of Kapurbawdi and D S Tele of Vartak Nagar Police Station.
2019-03-28West Bengal man arrested for murder in Thane - Business Standard
West Bengal man arrested for murder in Thane March 28, 2019 20:30 IST With the arrest of a man from Mumbra near here, the Thane police claimed Thursday to have solved the murder of a bar girl in Dombivali in the district. The police had found the body of an unidentified woman in a chawl in Golivali area of Dombivali on May 1, 2018. The woman, around 20-25 years old, was found to have been strangulated by a dupatta. DCP (crime) Deepak Deoraj said Thursday that the police got a tip-off that the accused, Mazidul Jalaluddin Mandal (28), hailed from Hilla tehsil of South Dinajpur district in West Bengal, and was going to come to Mumbra Thursday in the early hours. The police kept vigil and nabbed him, he said. Mandal allegedly confessed to the crime and revealed that the deceased woman's name was Futuli alias Faridakhatun alias Mim, who hailed from the same village as him. Mazidul, a married man with children, had an affair with the victim and the two were living together in Golivali area, he told police. Mazidul's wife often fought with him over his relationship with the Faridakhatun. Faridakhatun, who worked as a waitress in a bar, too was pestering him with the demand that he should marry her, he told police. On April 28, 2018, they had a quarrel, following which he strangulated her and fled to West Bengal, he allegedly told the police. Further probe is on.
2019-03-28Yale University students tour Huhtamaki PPL's Thane plant - PrintWeek India
Yale University students tour Huhtamaki PPL’s Thane plant 28 Mar 2019 A member of the Ivy League, Yale School of Management is the third oldest institution for higher education in the United States. The team of delegates was led by Dr Shyam Sunder, the James L Frank professor of accounting, economics, and finance at the Yale School of Management. More than thirty MBA students from about a dozen countries spent an entire day at HPPL Thane, observing digital printing operations powered by HP Indigo 20000. The students also toured the digital experience centre, R&D facilities, exhibition room and the flexible packaging manufacturing plant in Thane. The visit was supported by formal presentations by senior company leaders on technological and managerial innovations in the Indian economy, the packaging industry, sustainability and the Indian economy at large. The objective of the visit was to help the students gain a perspective on the economic and financial reforms, growth, development and the transformation now underway in India, said a senior official at Huhtamaki PPL. According to Huhtamaki-PPL, this visit helped the international students get a flavour of the eco-system that defines Mumbai and the Indian economy. “We believe that this visit will facilitate the creation of yet another pathway for collaboration; this time with the reputed Yale School of Management,” the official said.
2019-03-28Life imprisonment ruled for man accused in 2003 Mumbai blast case - United News of India
Life imprisonment ruled for man accused in 2003 Mumbai blast case Thane, Mar 28 (UNI) The Thane district court on Thursday sentenced a man, an accused in 2003 Mumbai bomb blast case, to life imprisonment, for murder and destruction of evidence. The District judge HM Patwardhan also fined the accused Sayyed Musddik Wahiuddin Kadari alias Imran Abu Mansur Hasani (61) a sum of Rs 5,000 after holding him guilty of the offence punishable under sections 302 and 201 of the IPC.
2019-03-28Mumbai: Man arrested a year after body of 25-year-old found in Dombivali - The Indian Express
Mumbai: Man arrested a year after body of 25-year-old found in Dombivali Published: March 29, 2019 1:08:59 am The Thane police crime branch Thursday said it has solved a one-year-old murder case, in which the body of a 25-year-old woman was found in a room in Dombivali, and arrested the accused. Police said they identified the accused after tracing the phone of the deceased and arrested him Wednesday based on a tip-off. The woman, Farida Khatun, had been found on May 1, 2018. “The woman allegedly lived with a man in the room for over six months. On May 1, when a foul smell started emanating from the room… the owner of the chawl called the local police,” said an officer privy to the probe. Manpada police had then lodged an FIR and started a probe.
2019-03-28Mulund Police use facial reconstruction technology to try to identify deceased murder victim - Mumbai Mirror
Mulund Police use facial reconstruction technology to try to identify deceased murder victim Updated: Mar 28, 2019, 21:30 IST The Navghar police in Mulund East have carried out a facial reconstruction of an unknown man’s body that they had found. The police said this exercise will help them identify the victim who was found murdered recently. Earlier the doctors in KEM hospital in Parel had also carried out a facial reconstruction of an Ambernath man which had helped the cops identify him and arrest the alleged murderers. The Navghar police in Mulund had found the body of an unidentified man wearing a jeans and T-shirt behind the Kelkar College area on January 27. Since then, the police have been trying everything to identify the victim. “We have already registered a murder and causing disappearance of evidence of offence or giving false information to screen offender in the matter,” said Pratap Bhosale, police inspector of Navghar police station. The various teams of police that have been formed by the local deputy commissioner of police Akhilesh Singh and additional commissioner of police (east region) Lakhmi Gautam have already carried out a run on all the relevant CCTV camera footage. “Most of the images of the vehicles that we got were blurred and did not give any crucial lead as nearby the isolated land there are also buildings and lot of vehicles are from the building. In the technical aspect the dump data of the Call Details Record (CDR) also did not give any clue to us. We carried out a check on it as well but as the Eastern Express Highway is nearby, there were a lot of vehicles going towards Thane and Mumbai and that made the analysis confusing to reach any conclusions,” said a police official. Finally, the cops decided to meet doctors in KEM Hospital and take the help of forensic facial reconstruction technology. Experts use plaster of Paris and clay to make a 3D image of the victim's face. “The biggest problem in our case was that the murderer had brutally smashed the head of the victim in which his skull and nose bone was damaged which made it difficult to get a exact replica of the original face. We will, however, make pamphlets of the present image given by us to doctors to try and identify the victim. We have already checked all records of missing people in the state and have not found any clue,” said a police official. Meanwhile, in the Ambernath murder case, the Ambernath police had found a body of an unidentified man on April 10 near Jasvai. After they took help from KEM doctors to reconstruct the victim's face, the police identified the victim as Bindresh Prajapati. They later arrested his wife and her friend for his murder.
2019-03-28Nuns in Africa create social enterprise startups to help communities - Religion News Service
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Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University (RNS) — Sister Christine Imbali of the Assumption Sisters of Eldoret, in western Kenya, has been working to help low-income women and families end their reliance on her small community of Catholic religious women and other charitable groups. Instead of a charity, she wants to give families in the country’s fifth-largest city the option to be self-sustaining and to contribute an important aspect of a healthy city — nutrition. Her idea: chickens. “You cannot evangelize to people who are hungry, who are dying, who are not getting an education,” Imbali said. In April, she hopes to introduce poultry farming to her families in hopes that social enterprise, as these kinds of helping businesses are known, will take off in Kenya. The notion of do-gooding chickens originated in July of last year at the third Vatican Conference on Impact Investing in Rome. The conference was part of a series intended to “serve as a vital, long-term, global platform around Pope Francis’ vision of ‘placing the economy at the service of peoples,’” according to the conference’s report. It was there that Sister Eneless Chimbali, secretary-general of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa, met Thane Kreiner, executive director of the 22-year-old Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, an “accelerator” of social enterprise startups at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit school in Northern California. The center focuses on poverty, climate change and social inequality and works with a diverse range of industries. Thane Kreiner, left, addresses a Sisters Blended Value Project workshop in early March 2019. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University But just eight months later, in early March 2019, Kreiner found himself more than 9,500 miles from Silicon Valley addressing 35 Catholic sisters from Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe at a social enterprise workshop in Kenya. The meeting was exactly the kind of unexpected partnership the planners of the Vatican conference had envisioned, said Beth Collins, Catholic Relief Services’ managing director of impact investing. For Miller Center and the sisters, it meant the start of a whole new movement. Chimbali said she had long been asking herself how the sisters would remain relevant in their home communities as resources dwindled. For Kreiner, who knew that social enterprise worked best when it came from those deeply invested in their communities, the lightbulb went off when he heard Chimbali tell the Rome conference: “Sisters are always there. Others come and go, but the sisters will always remain.” The only remaining problem was funding. Sisters Blended Value Project participants learn about social enterprise opportunities in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Nuns in Uganda learn about social enterprise opportunities as part of the Sisters Blended Value Project. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Nuns with the Sisters Blended Value Project visit an agricultural social enterprise in Uganda. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Back in California, John Ottoboni, chief operating officer and senior legal counsel at Santa Clara University, had been waiting for the right way to honor his wife, Nancy, who had recently died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As a young woman, she had stopped short of making her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Cross but continued to stay close to the order, and the friendship has continued through Ottoboni. He saw Miller Center’s workshops as a meaningful way to keep alive the memory of a woman he describes as “the soul of kindness.” “To continue to honor her memory is a joy, one that tempers the profound sense of loss that surfaces from time to time,” he said. “In a small way I felt like we were walking with (the sisters) on what may prove to be an expanded journey for them.” Thane Kreiner, left, and Siser Eneless Chimbali, right, met in July 2018 at the Vatican Impact Investing Conference. Together they helped initiate the Sisters Blended Value Project. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University The project, now known as the Sisters Blended Value Project, has generated ideas for social enterprise startups ranging from Imbali’s local poultry farming to health care programs. Miller Center hopes to replicate the March workshop at other ACWECA congregations. There are more than 400 member congregations, comprising some 30,000 sisters. Kreiner expects that if he can reach 10 percent of the congregations over the next three years, the movement will spread through the sisters’ network to grow the number of social enterprises. “Our idea at the end of this project is for you to transform your social ministries into social enterprises,” said Sister Cecilia Njeri, ACWECA’s president, in her opening remarks at the March workshop. At the workshop, the sisters began by discussing the problems in their communities, then moved to how they could fix them. By the end of the workshop, the sisters each had a 90-second elevator pitch. Some of the sisters had previous experience in business. Sister Juunza Mwangani of the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Zambia has a business degree, but prior to the workshop she had never blended her charity work with her business experience. “I think in a lot of people’s minds there’s been this artificial distinction between doing good and using business strategies,” Kreiner said. At the hospital where she works, Mwangani hopes to create a system where those who want private rooms, fast-tracked service and other accommodations can get them by paying more. The extra money will then pay for those who can’t afford to visit the hospital at all. Another program will establish a school for middle-class girls, whose tuition will subsidize the fees of children from low-income families. Sister Juunza Mwangani, center, participates in a Sisters Blended Value Project workshop with fellow nuns in early March 2019 in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara University Mwangani also hopes to teach the rest of her community the things she learned at the workshop. “I was tasked with coming back to teach everyone else in my community,” Mwangani said. “And I’m ready to do that.” For many Africans, the most difficult adaptation will be to the idea of the church asking them to make their own way. In some communities, Mwangani pointed out, it has become expected that whatever the church offers is given out for free. With the social enterprise model, mindsets will have to change. “The approach we have taken will meet a bit of resistance in some communities,” she said. “But we are not going to leave them behind. We are going to get them on board.” Another hurdle is the slim success rate of startups, 60 percent to 90 percent of which fail. But for these sisters, failure isn’t new. If a sister’s original idea fails, Chimbali said, the sisters will “be quick to start another direction.” And together, they will learn from each other’s failures and successes — hoping to start a movement that could change their communities for generations to come. “It’s my prayer that it does not end with this generation,” Imbali said. “But a foundation laid down to change the face of the community.” TagsAfrica homepage featured Roman Catholic sisters Santa Clara University Silicon Valley social enterprise social entrepeneurship Top Story You may also like News For Israeli lunar lander, faith provides inspiration and challenges March 27, 2019 News • Top Stories How the White House is courting evangelicals on its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan March 27, 2019 News In Mexico, modern witches celebrate ancient rites of spring March 27, 2019 About the authorView All Posts Heather Adams Load Comments Gospel choirs try to build racial harmony through song Egyptian seminary renews its claim as arbiter of Islam’s true meaning Share This! 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2019-03-28Vasai cop in ACB net for Rs 25000 bribe | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Vasai cop in ACB net for Rs 25,000 bribe 28th March, 2019 MUMBAI: An assistant inspector of Manickpur police station in Vasai was allegedly caught red-handed while accepting Rs 25,000 as bribe from a complainant who had filed a non-cognisable offence against a woman who, he claimed, had been harassing him. Assistant police inspector Asif Baig (38) allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from the complainant after threatening to make the woman file a cross-complaint against him. The complainant approached officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau ( ACB ) in Thane on Monday, alleging that-Baig was threatening to implicate him in a false case.
2019-03-28Thane police crack whip against errant drivers on Ghodbunder Road - DNA India
Thane police crack whip against errant drivers on Ghodbunder Road Updated: Mar 28, 2019, 06:40 AM IST Drivers and bikers driving in the wrong lane on the Ghodbunder (GB) Road due to the ongoing Metro work should get ready to face stringent action. The Thane traffic police started a drive this week against such drivers. "Due to the ongoing Metro construction, there are many bikers and motorists who try to drive in the wrong lane, causing traffic jams and even accidents," said Senior Police Inspector Prakash Patil, Kasarvadavli traffic unit, Thane. "To discourage such flouting of traffic rules, we are booking them under Section 279 of the Indian penal code for rash driving," he said. The drive commenced on March 25 and in the last three days, cops have booked over seven people for rash driving on GB road. The construction of Metro IV has been going on on the road since last November last year. Moreover, even the adjoining service roads are occupied as work on a water pipeline and drainage line is on. As a result, many motorists try to take short cuts, which can be fatal. "While booking them, we also ask them to be careful and wait for some time in the traffic instead of taking a shortcut. We will also put signboards warning them of the offence and its punishment. Punishment for rash driving is Rs 1,000 fine and or six-month imprisonment." Thanekars have welcomed this move, saying it will save precious lives. "This is a good initiative by the Thane police as driving in the wrong direction is a major nuisance, especially at Kapurbawdi junction," said Reny Varghese, a resident of Vijay garden, GB Road. "But the authorities should also finish the work on the service road fast so that alternate routes are available to drivers. Morever, the MMRDA and other authorities should coordinate well to avoid traffic congestion," he adds. Kasber Augustine, president, Thane citizens foundation (TCF) also applauded the drive. "There have been many accidents on GB Road since the Metro work began. This drive will ensure the safety of motorists. But before beginning any such drives, authorities should also consult citizens and take their opinion on issues, which may crop up when the project is implemented," he said.
2019-03-28Half-burnt body of woman found in fields - Times of India
Half-burnt body of woman found in fields Mar 28, 2019, 07:45 IST THANE: The half-burnt body of a woman was found in Padle village of Daighar with injury marks on her neck and other parts, suggesting she was murdered. Police said she was aged 18-25. A villager tipped off police about the body lying in the fields of Vetalpada, behind a housing society, under mysterious circumstances, at 10.30 am on Wednesday. Police said some persons had murdered the woman and burnt her body to destroy evidence. "She had a green kurta and red pyjama, which was also burnt," said the police officer. The body has been sent for post-mortem to the government hospital and local police are probing the crime. Daighar police registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence under sections 302 and 201 of IPC.
2019-03-28Man who killed another person to fake his own death gets life sentence - Outlook India
Man who killed another person to fake his own death gets life sentence 29 MARCH 2019 Thane (Mah), Mar 28 The Thane district court Thursday sentenced a man, an accused in a bomb blast case, to life imprisonment for killing another person in order to stage his own death and evade arrest. District judge H M Patwardhan also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the accused, Sayyed Musddik Wahiuddin Kadari alias Imran Abu Mansur Hasani (61). Government Pleader Sanjay Londhe said Kadari, accused in a bomb blast case in Mumbai, killed Wahab Bangarwalla, a scrap dealer who resembled him in appearance, at a rented flat in Mira Road locality on August 15, 2003. He severed the head and threw it into the creek at Virar and burnt the rest of the body to make it look like that it was Kadari who had died. Afterwards, he fled to Malegaon where he assumed a different identity and worked as a compounder with a doctor until his arrest.
2019-03-28Shapoorji Pallonji enters Thane, launches its first residential project Northern Lights - Realty Fact
Shapoorji Pallonji enters Thane, launches its first residential project Northern Lights Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, one of India’s most trusted and oldest real estate brands, has announced its entry into Thane residential market with the launch of its first premium residential project Northern Lights. The project is spread over 4.8 acres of land and will offer different unit configurations of 2 BHK premium homes. The project site is strategically located on Pokhran Road No. 2 which is one of the most preferred residential destinations in Thane. It is located adjacent to the Eastern Express Highway. As a location, it also enjoys proximity to well-developed social and civic infrastructure like education institutions, hospitals, commercial centres, retail zones and shopping malls. Shapoorji Pallonji Northern Lights is a thoughtfully designed premium project and will offer modern living with more than 60 lifestyle amenities and features such as the Pool Deck, Music Room, Children Play Area, Electronic Gaming Room, Library, Swimming Pool, Multi-purpose Lawn, Cricket Pitch, Senior Citizens’ Corner, Urban Farming Zone, Adventure Climbing Wall and Pocket Garden, Eureka Forbes Air and water purifiers, to name a few. The residents will also be able to enjoy breath-taking hill views and city views from higher floors. The construction will be done by Shapoorji Pallonji Group itself. Speaking about the launch, Mr. Venkatesh Gopalkrishnan – CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate said, “We are excited to announce the launch of our first project in Thane which is one of the leading real estate markets in MMR Region. This project addition is part of our ambitious plan of entering into key residential markets. It also strengthens our development portfolio and fits well with our strategy of increasing product offering in the premium residential segment. We are confident that our newly launched project will meet customers’ expectations of premium living.” Lifestyle-friendliness, excellent connectivity and quality social infrastructure are some of the determining factors that single out a residential destination. Thane also enjoys easy access to critical spaces like the railway station and the airport. Owing to the road network of JVLR, SCLR, Ghodbunder Road, Eastern Freeway, NH-8, Mumbai-Nashik Highway and the Thane-Belapur Road, Thane offers quick and easy commute to numerous business districts such as Nariman Point in South Mumbai, Lower Parel, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai. Metro connectivity is set to further boost Thane’s connectivity, live-ability and lifestyle quotient as well as capital values. In addition to the metro, Thane will also benefit from being a stop on the much-anticipated Bullet Train service. Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has an ambitious plan to develop around 80 million sq ft of residential projects in next couple of years. These projects would be developed across its product portfolio and in cities like Mumbai, Delhi- NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Pune.
2019-03-28This 26-year-old Mumbaikar rescues and rehabilitates wild animals, birds, and reptiles - YourStory
This 26-year-old Mumbaikar rescues and rehabilitates wild animals, birds, and reptiles 28th Mar 2019 In cases on human-wildlife conflict, there are no guesses as to who generally emerges the winner. As more forests, and areas with minimal human settlement give way to concrete jungles, high rises, and frenzied human activity, animals are often left bewildered, and without a home. A group of young volunteers in Mumbai, part of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), are ensuring that wild animals, birds, and reptiles who have lost their natural habitat remain unharmed as they enter human settlements. Traversing through Maximum City, attending rescue calls while juggling their academics and first jobs, the rescuers, in their early 20s, have dedicated themselves to the cause of urban wildlife conservation. RAWW Founder Pawan Sharma, 26, says: From resisting an angry mob ready to kill the leopard entering a human habitat to doubling up as sleuths to help authorities keep a check on the wildlife trafficking trends, these wildlife rescuers’ are ensuring a safe haven for wildlife. Their aim is to reduce the human-wildlife conflict in the best possible way. Over the past six years, Pawan has rescued over 5,000 snakes, actively participated in major leopard rescue operations in Mumbai, and assisted the forest department in nabbing alleged culprits indulging in wildlife trade. Presently, he is one of the youngest honorary wildlife warden working with the Maharashtra Forest Department (Thane city).
2019-03-2737-year-old who jumped parole arrested after 13 years - Times of India
37-year-old who jumped parole arrested after 13 years Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 07:59 IST THANE: A 37-year-old man who had jumped parole over 13 years ago while serving a life sentence was on Monday traced to Panvel taluka. The accused, Ganesh Gogavale was convicted for abduction, dacoity and extortion in 1998 in Osmanabad. The additional district sesssions cour of Osmanabad had held him guilty and had sentenced him to life imprisonment. He was lodged in Nashik central jail. “Gogavala had applied for parole in 2006, which was approved by the jail authorities. He was suppose to return to imprison but did not. So the cops registered a case under Section 224 in 2013,” a police official said. On Monday, constable Ananda Bhillare received a tip-off that the accused had come at Bhingar village in Panvel taluka. Accordingly, the crime branch officers kept a vigil and trapped him.. The cop added that the traced convict had been since handed over to the Kalamboli police for further procedure.
2019-03-2736-year-old man gets 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment for attempt to murder - Times of India
36-year-old man gets 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment for attempt to murder Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 07:55 IST THANE: A 36-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the district court for attempt to murder. The accused, Rajaram Pawar, was convicted by district judge P P Jadav and also fined Rs 10,000. Prosecutor Vivek Kadu told the court that the accused was married to the victim, Lata, for more than 12 years. The couple worked as labourers and had three children. The victim had in the past complained to her mother about Rajaram ill-treating her as he suspected her of having an affair. On July 25, 2016, while the victim was asleep, the accused stabbed her several times. She was rushed to a hospital where she was treated but she died a couple of months later. “In the present case, the accused stabbed his wife in his own house. Considering the nature of the offence, the accused deserves to be convicted with proper sentence of imprisonment and fine,” the judge said.
2019-03-27Thane Lok Sabha seat: Nullified in Mira-Bhayandar turf, NCP banks on Cong - Free Press Journal
Thane Lok Sabha seat: Nullified in Mira-Bhayandar turf, NCP banks on Cong March 27, 2019 6:42 am Bhayandar: Pitted against a formidable saffron alliance candidate, NCP’s Anand Paranjpe seems to be dependent on the Congress support to sail through from the Mira Bhayandar and Ovala-Majiwada Assembly segments, which hold a significant sway over the Thane (25) parliamentary constituency. In return, the state NCP leadership has promised to part with the Mira-Bhayandar Assembly seat in favour of the Congress, sources have revealed. Despite being a strong contender and popular choice for the Assembly segment, Congress strongman Muzaffar Hussain had been denied a ticket, as NCP’s Gilbert Mendonca bagged the seat in the sharing pact finalised by leaderships of both the parties. While Mendonca managed to wrestle the seat in the 2009 general election, he was defeated by BJP’s Narendra Mehta in 2014. A staunch Congress loyalist who rose from humble beginnings, Hussain enjoys a considerable clout in the twin-city. From retaining power over the local civic body for four consecutive terms to being left reduced to zero in the August 2017 election, it has been a downhill slide for the NCP in the past couple of years. Mendonca, along with supporters has jumped into the Shiv Sena bandwagon. Worried the NCP will continue losing streak, several leaders have resigned, leaving its LS candidate to rely on the Congress for logistical support.
2019-03-27Four motorists booked for driving on the wrong side on GB Road - Times of India
Four motorists booked for driving on the wrong side on GB Road Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 07:58 IST THANE: Cracking the whip on law breakers, the traffic department has started taking stern action against motorists who were found driving on the wrong side of the road on Monday. The cops also booked four motorists for the offence. This time, the cops have also registered an FIR against the offenders. Motorists have been flouting norms by driving on the wrong side of the road. This has led to traffic congestion here. Motorists were seen violating rules near Patlipada, Kasarvadavli and Anand Nagar area. The cops have also seized their vehicles. An FIR was registered against the accused at Kasarwadavli police station for rash driving under Section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “Traffic congestion has become the order of the day along the 11-km Ghodbunder Road stretch from Patlipada to Gaimukh due to the ongoing Metro work. So, if motorists drive on the wrong side, it only adds to the congestion. Also, this can pose as a danger to other motorists as there is a possibility of accidents. So, we are cracking the whip on such violators in order to avoid accidents from taking place,” said Prakash Patil, inspector with the traffic department. The authorities said that usually in such cases they only issue e-challans. But now, in order to create fear among motorits, the traffic cops have started taking stern action against violators so that they follow traffic rules. “We have appointed two officers and six constables, only to take action against violators. We have identified a few spots from where people try to use the opposite lane. We have booked the violators and also seized their vehicles,” added Patil. Usually in such cases, the traffic cops use to only issue e-challans. But now, in order to create fear among motorits, the traffic cops have started taking stern action against violators. This time, the traffic cops registered FIRs against the offenders. This cops have also deployed officials to keep a tab on offenders.
2019-03-27Vote for BJP-Sena alliance even if you are angry with us: Kapil Patil - Mumbai Mirror
Vote for BJP-Sena alliance even if you are angry with us: Kapil Patil Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 16:33 IST Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) on Tuesday left voters in a confused state with his remarks when he asked them to vote for him even if they were angry or upset with him. The MP made the remarks while addressing the Sena-BJP alliance rally in Kalyan's Wadhwa Sports Complex. "If you are angry with me, vote the Sena-BJP alliance to power for Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Minister of State Ravindra Chavan. If you are angry at them, vote for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In case you are angry at them too, vote for the country as the nation needs a leader like PM Modi," said Kapil Patil. In 2014, Kapil Patil, a politician from Bhiwandi, had defeated Congress candidate Vishwanath Patil by over one lakh votes. "I got the opportunity to solve railway issues. Several development works were carried out with the help of state and Central governments. It is important to take the work done to the voters," Kapil Patil said. MoS Ravindra Chavan said that nearly 28 crore people have benefited from government schemes. "Previous government made the announcements, but only Modi government implemented them. A dream of common man to have their own house has been fulfilled by the government through 'Gharkul and Aawas Yojna'," he added. Attacking the Congress-NCP alliance, Eknath Shinde said that 56 parties have come together in the state, but they still don't have a prime ministerial candidate to fight against Modi. Shinde also urged workers to make people aware about development work done in the region. The Congress party has fielded former MP Suresh Tawre from the Bhiwandi Lok Sabha constituency in Thane district. However, several party corporators in Bhiwandi Nizampur city openly opposed the party's decision to field Taware and alleged that during his previous tenure as the Lok Sabha MP, he had done nothing for the constituency and the party men. The voting in Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane is going to take place in the fourth phase on April 29.
2019-03-27Decision time | Election - Bolivar Herald-Free Press
Decision time Thirteen contested races will make their way onto next week’s ballot, including those for municipalities, school boards, fire districts and other boards. The Bolivar Herald-Free Press published candidate profiles earlier this month, as well as in today’s edition. The profiles can also be found online at BolivarMoNews.com. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2. A sample ballot, including polling locations, is on Page 4B in today’s edition of the BH-FP. On the ballot: Municipal Terms are generally two years, unless otherwise noted. • Bolivar: The City of Bolivar will see six positions, including the mayor, city collector and four aldermen — one from each ward — on next week’s ballot. Mayor Chris Warwick, City Collector Coyle Neal, Ward 1 Alderman Steve Skopec, Ward 2 Alderman John Credille, Ward 3 Alderman Thane Kifer and Ward 4 Alderman Vicky Routh — all filed for re-election. Michael L. Ryan will challenge incumbent Credille for the Ward 2 alderman seat, and Charles W. Keith challenges incumbent Routh for the Ward 4 alderman seat. • Aldrich: Three 2-year trustee posts and one 1-year trustee post on the village board will be open for election in April. Charles Buckner Jr., Susan Buckner, Paula Truex Jeffries, Jackie L. Jeffries and Paula Jean Long filed for the two-year posts. LeRoy Gilbert filed for the one-year post. • Fair Play: The mayor’s seat, currently held by Steve Bruce, and two 2-year alderman positions held by Ronald “Tony” A. Milosevich and Martha L. Marshall will be open for election this April. Mary Van Tassell, Rayetta Higginbotham and David Vincent filed for the mayor’s seat, while Milosevich, Marshall and Vi Patterson filed for the board of aldermen. • Flemington: Two 2-year trustees will be up for re-election. Incumbents Randy L. Hammond and Donald Rodenbaugh filed. • Humansville: Two aldermen seats — one northward alderman and one southward alderman — will be open for election. Incumbent Dillard “Dee” Medlock filed for re-election as southward alderman but resigned last week. Christopher L. Thiemann and Carl Long filed for northward alderman. On the ballot: Other boards Other boards seeing contested races on next week’s ballot include the following: • 911 Emergency Services Board: Openings for the Polk County 911 Board include two 4-year positions from the southern district — currently held by Brent Watkins and Mark Stanek — and two 4-year positions from the northern district — currently held by Kermit Hargis and Jeff Miller. Watkins and Ken Witt filed for the southern district. Miller, Clay Meyer and Kenneth Wollard filed for the northern district. • Southwest Special Road District: A three-year commissioner seat will be on the April ballot. No candidates filed, so a write-in candidate will receive the seat. • Flemington Special Road District: A three-year commissioner seat will be up for election. Michael Poindexter and Leland Piper filed for the seat.
2019-03-27Fiona once again voted Cincinnati's best resident - WLWT Cincinnati
Fiona once again voted Cincinnati's best resident Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 1:09 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 WLWT Digital Staff WLWT Digital Staff Fiona once again voted Cincinnati's best resident Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 1:09 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 Advertisement Fiona once again voted Cincinnati's best resident Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 1:09 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019 WLWT Digital Staff WLWT Digital Staff Fiona is still #1 when it comes to being Cincinnati's best resident.The famous hippo was voted the #1 Cincinnatian for the second year in a row in City Beat's 2019 Best of Cincinnati Reader's Poll. View the full Best of Cincinnati list here.“We want to thank everyone who voted for the Cincinnati Zoo! Cincinnati is now known as the home of the world’s most popular hippo, and it’s wonderful to see Cincinnatians embracing that,” said Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “The community rallied around her when she was struggling to survive and rode the emotional rollercoaster with us as she experienced ups and downs. We all fell in love in the process. Two years and a thousand pounds later, that hasn’t diminished.” Fiona was born in Cincinnati on Jan. 24, 2017, weighing just 29 pounds. She was six weeks premature and weighed about 25 pounds less than the lowest recorded birth weight for the species.Her growth has inspired the world, overcoming every obstacle thrown her way. Fiona is still #1 when it comes to being Cincinnati's best resident.The famous hippo was voted the #1 Cincinnatian for the second year in a row in City Beat's 2019 Best of Cincinnati Reader's Poll. Advertisement View the full Best of Cincinnati list here.“We want to thank everyone who voted for the Cincinnati Zoo! Cincinnati is now known as the home of the world’s most popular hippo, and it’s wonderful to see Cincinnatians embracing that,” said Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “The community rallied around her when she was struggling to survive and rode the emotional rollercoaster with us as she experienced ups and downs. We all fell in love in the process. Two years and a thousand pounds later, that hasn’t diminished.” Fiona was born in Cincinnati on Jan. 24, 2017, weighing just 29 pounds. She was six weeks premature and weighed about 25 pounds less than the lowest recorded birth weight for the species.Her growth has inspired the world, overcoming every obstacle thrown her way. AlertMe   Loading more articles... WLWT CINCINNATI Contact Us News Team Apps & Social Email Alerts Careers Internships Advertise Digital Advertising Terms & Conditions Broadcast Terms & Conditions RSS EEO Reports Captioning Contacts Public Inspection File Public File Assistance News Policy Statements Hearst Television participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. ©2019, Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of WLWT-TV. Privacy Notice Your California Privacy Rights Interest-Based Ads Terms of Use Site Map
2019-03-27Paedophile moves court in Mumbai to transfer all 20 rape, murder cases against him - India Today
Paedophile moves court in Mumbai to transfer all 20 rape, murder cases against him March 27, 2019 23:28 IST A dreaded serial rapist and murder who targeted kids across four districts of Maharashtra in and around Mumbai for nearly a decade has filed a petition before the Bombay High Court seeking to transfer all 20 cases registered against him before a Mumbai sessions Judge. The petition has been filed by peadophile Rehan Qureshi was involved in the rape, murder of two minors in Kurla in 2010. He also sexually assaulted minors in Thane, Palghar, Mia Road, Navi Mumbai and other nearby areas. Rehan Qureshi was finally caught in October last year by Navi Mumbai crime branch when they were on the lookout for a suspect involved in the sexual assault of a minor in Kharghar. His arrest led to him confessingto about eight other cases in Navi Mumbai and several other areas including the two in Nehru Nagar, Kurla. The evidence against him in the two cases was a DNA sample recovered from victims that matched with his eight years later. In his petition filed through advocate Adil Khatri on Wednesday Rehan Qureshi stated he was innocent and there was no strong evidence against him in the cases that he had been charged against. It also mentioned he was wrongly framed by police in several cases that were unsolved for a long time by the Maharashtra police. Further grounds mentioned for the transfer was that the continuance of criminal proceedings against the petitioner in various sessions courts across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Thane Rural and Thane city districts would not serve any purpose other than to cause unnecessary hardship to the petitioner as the dates would clash for various courts. In this situation the petitioner would not be able to properly defend his case and may cause unnecessary adjournments in all the cases. The petitioner will not be able to remain present for his trial if the police took remand of him while the trial was underway. It also stated the petitioner will not get a chance to get a free and fair trial in such situation. Qureshi is presently lodged inside the Taloja prison. Charges in few cases have been framed against him and trial is yet to commence.
2019-03-27BJP-Shiv Sena to bag 37 seats in Maharashtra, UPA to increase tally to 11: ABP News-Nielsen Survey - Newsd.in
BJP-Shiv Sena to bag 37 seats in Maharashtra, UPA to increase tally to 11: ABP News-Nielsen Survey Published on Wednesday 27th March 2019, 10:54 PM New Delhi: The BJP-Shiv Sena combine is pegged to win 37 seats in Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, while the Congress-NCP alliance may bag 11 seats, according to ABP News and Nielsen’s latest survey. The figures could bother the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Sena as it had bagged 41 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in the 2014 general elections. The BJP won 23 while 18 seats by the Sena. The Congress had won only two seats, while the NCP did a tad better by winning four. Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls will be held in four phases in Maharashtra starting from the Vidarbha region on April 11, ABP News-Nielsen Survey conducted survey to know the mood of the voters. In the survey, NDA is projected to win 37 seats while UPA may get 11 out of the 48 LS seats in Maharashtra. For the Lok Sabha election 2019, the two saffron parties in the state, BJP and the Shiv Sena, had announced their poll pact for upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Maharashtra. The BJP will contest 25 seats and Shiv Sena 23 of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. The two parties will contest equal number of seats, along with their other allies, in elections for the 288-member state Assembly, due this year. For the election, The Congress and the NCP along with smaller regional parties announced seat sharing formula where Congress will contest on 24 seats, NCP will bag 20 seats, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi on 1 seat, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana on 2 seats, Yuva Swabhimani Paksha on 1 seat. Seat-wise break-up below: Mumbai North- NDA Mumbai South- NDA Mumbai North West- NDA Mumbai North East- NDA Mumbai North Central- NDA Mumbai South Central –NDA Raigad – NDA Thane -NDA Palghar- NDA Kalyan- NDA Bhiwandi- NDA Nagpur – NDA Baramati- UPA Beed – NDA Pune – NDA Solapur – NDA Nandurbar – UPA Rawer- NDA Dhule – NDA Jalgaon – NDA Buldhana – NDA Akola – NDA Amravati – NDA Wardha – NDA Bhandara Gondiya – NDA Gadchiroli- NDA Chadrapur- NDA Ramtek – UPA Hingoli – UPA Parbhadi -UPA Nanded -UPA Jalan- NDA Aurangabad- NDA Dindori – NDA Nasik- NDA Raigad – UPA Malav- NDA Shirur- NDA Ahemadnagar – NDA Shirdi- NDA Latur – NDA Osmanabad- NDA Maad- UPA Sangli- UPA Satara – UPA Ratnagiri- NDA Kolhapur – NDA Hatkanangale- Others In Maharashtra, voting will be held on April 11 for seven seats, namely Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur and Yavatmal-Washim, all in Vidarbha region. The seats that will vote in the second phase on April 18 are Buldana, Akola, Amravati, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur and Solapur constituencies. Most of these seats fall under Marathwada region. A total of 14 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls on April 23 during the third phase. They include Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Hatkanangle. The final phase of polling in Maharashtra will be held on April 29 when 17 constituencies including Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Maval, Shirur and Shirdi will go for polls. The total number of voters in Maharashtra, as on January 25, stood at 8,73,30,484 as against 8,07,98,823 in 2014. The number of voters has gone up by over 65 lakh since 2014 while more than 11,000 new polling booths have been added in urban areas. Simultaneously, around 6,000 polling booths in rural areas have been cancelled.
2019-03-27Lok Sabha Election 2019, Maharashtra profile: Mumbai South, Pune, Baramati key constituencies; state has... - Firstpost
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Maharashtra profile: Mumbai South, Pune, Baramati key constituencies; state has second highest number of LS seats Mar 28, 2019 08:55:15 IST Situated in the western region of the country, Maharashtra is spread across 35 districts. The state has 48 parliamentary and 288 Assembly constituencies. At present, 12 districts receive aid from the Centre’s Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. The Maharashtra Legislature is bicameral with 288 MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha and 78 Members of the Legislative Council (MLCs) in the Vidhan Parishad. In the 2014 state election, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 122 seats, the Shiv Sena clinched 63 seats, the Congress triumphed in 42 seats and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had to satisfy itself with 41 seats. In the 2014 General Election, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance secured 41 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. Following the bypoll loss, the BJP now was 22 seats while the Shiv Sena has 18 Lok Sabha seats. The Congress holds two seats, the NCP five seats and one seat is held by the Swambhimani Paksha. Congress-NCP announced their seat-sharing pact with the Congress contesting 26 seats and the NCP gunning for the remaining 22 seats. Both parties will vacate two seats each to accommodate their allies. In the first list of candidates that BJP released on 21 March, some of the key names on the list include Nitin Gadkari, Poonam Mahajan and Pritam Gopinath Munde among others. One of the main issues plaguing Maharashtra is the increasing number of farmer suicides in the state. From January 2015 to the end of 2018, 11,995 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra, a 91 percent increase over the previous three year period. Amravati, which is composed of five districts — Akola, Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Washim — accounted for 4,384 suicides (36.5 percent). Marathwada, which consists of eight districts — Aurangabad, Jalna, Osmanabad, Beed, Hingoli, Latur, Parbhani and Nanded — accounted for 4,124 of 11,995 suicides (34 percent). Here is a detailed list of all the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra: 1. Nandurbar Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 1 Total electors: 16,72,715 Female electors: 8,20,336 Male electors: 8,52,379 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Tribes. Delimited: Yes. Talode and Akrani Assembly segments were removed in 2008. Assembly Constituencies: Akkalkuwa (ST), Shahada (ST), Nandurbar (ST), Nawapur (ST), Sakri (ST), Shirpur (ST) Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Veteran Congress tribal leader Manikrao Hodlya Gavit held the seat from 1984 to 2014. However, he lost to BJP’s Heena Vaijaykumar Gavit in 2014, one of the youngest MPs in the Lok Sabha. Demographics: The Nandurbar Lok Sabha constituency is spread across Nandurbar district and parts of Dhule district. As per the 2011 Census, the Nandurbar district has a population of 16,48,295 persons with 8,33,170 males and 8,15,125 females. The average literacy rate is 64.4 percent, which is comparatively lower than the state’s average of 82.3 percent. The ST population in the district stands at 11,41,933 persons. It grabbed headlines in 2016 when the first case of bird flu in India was reported from this district. This is where Indira Gandhi used to begin her campaigns for Congress. 2. Dhule Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 2 Total electors: 16,74,469 Female electors: 7,95,895 Male electors: 8,78,610 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was earlier reserved for Scheduled Tribes before 2008. Assembly constituencies: Dhule Rural, Dhule City, Sindhkheda, Malegaon (Central), Malegaon (Outer), Baglan (ST) Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: BJP’s Ramdas Rupla Gavit won the seat in 1999 but lost it to Congress candidate Chaure Bapu Hari in 2004. Since 2009, BJP has clung to the seat. Subhash Bhamre of the BJP is the sitting MP since 2014. Demographics: The constituency is spread across Nashik district and parts of Dhule district. The population of Nashik district is 61.07 lakh, comprising 31.57 lakh males and 29.5 lakh females. Hindus constitute 85.75 percent of the population, while Muslims are in the minority with 11.35 percent. The population in Dhule district is close to 20.51 lakh where 63.09 percent of the people are literate. Muslim votes are sought after in this constituency. 3. Jalgaon Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 3 Total electors: 17,07,933 Female electors: 7,98,906 Male electors: 9,09,027 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Assembly constituencies: Jalgaon City, Jalgaon Rural, Amalner, Erandol, Chalisgaon, Pachora. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It has been a BJP stronghold since 1999. The saffron party’s AT Nana Patil has been representing the constituency since 2009. Demographics: The constituency covers parts of Jalgaon district. According to the 2011 Census, 42,29,917 persons live in the district, constituting 3.76% of the total population in Maharashtra. The sex ratio stands at 925 and 68.36% of the population is literate. This north Maharashtra district produces. 4. Raver Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 4 Total electors: 15,93,370 Female electors: 7,50,688 Male electors: 8,42,682 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was created in 2008. Edlabad Assembly segment was renamed Muktainagar Assembly constituencies: Chopda (ST), Raver, Bhusawal (SC), Jamner, Muktainagar, Malkapur Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: BJP’s Haribhau Madhav Jawale won the seat in 2009. In 2014, veteran BJP leader Eknath Khadse’s daughter in law Raksha Nikhil Khadse won the seat, defeating NCP’s Manishdada Jain. Demographics: The constituency is spread across large parts of Jalgaon district and a part of Buldhana district. Though traditionally it is a stronghold of the Leva-Patil community, Marathas became dominant here after delimitation. 5. Buldhana Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 5 Total electors: 15,96,234 Female electors: 7,50,687 Male electors: 8,45,547 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was de-reserved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Buldhana, Chikhli, Sindhkhed Raja, Mehkar (SC), Khamgaon, Jalgaon (Jamod). Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: The seat has been held by Shiv Sena for the last four elections. Prataprao Ganpatrao Jadhav has been the MP since 2009. Demographics: It almost covers the entire district of Buldhana. It has a population of 22,32,480 people. A total of 18.21 percent of the people belong to Scheduled Castes and its literacy rate is 83.4 percent as per Census 2011. 6. Akola Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 6 Total electors: 16,46,463 Female electors: 7,76,547 Male electors: 8,69,922 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Khamgaon and Borgaon Manju Assembly segments were dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Akot, Balapur, Aakola West, Akola East, Murtizapur (SC), Risod. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It has been a BJP stronghold. In 1999, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh’s Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of BR Ambedkar, won the seat. However, since 2004, BJP’s Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has been the MP. Demographics: It covers the entire Akola district and parts of Washim district. The proportion of Ghatole Kunbi community, which is largely affiliated to the saffron party, is more in Washim and Akola. The economy of Akola district largely depends on agriculture. Its sex ratio is 946, higher than the state’s 929, and its literacy rate is 88 percent. A total of 20.07 percent of the population comprises Scheduled Castes. 7. Amravati Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 7 Total electors: 16,11,365 Female electors: 7,63,315 Male electors: 8,48,050 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes. Delimited: Yes. It was a de-reserved constituency before 2008. Teosa Assembly segment was added from Wardha Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Badnera, Amravati, Teosa, Daryapur (SC). Melghat (ST), Achalpur Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena has a stronghold in this constituency since 1999. Anandrao Vithoba Adsul has been representing the constituency since 2009. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Amravati district. With a population of 28,88,445, more than 60 percent of the people are settled in rural areas. The economy of Amravati district is largely dependent on agriculture. It has a literacy rate of 87.4 percent and a sex ratio of 951. Its SC population constitutes 17.53 percent of the total population in the district. It has been identified as a farmer suicide-prone district by the Centre. It has accounted for the most number of farmer suicides in the last three years in the state. 8. Wardha Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 8 Total electors: 15,64,553 Female electors: 7,47,039 Male electors: 8,17,514 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Teosa Assembly segment was moved to Amravati Lok Sabha constituency. Morshi Assembly segment was added from Ramtek parliamentary constituency. Chandur and Pulgaon Assembly seats were dissolved. Dhamangaon Railway and Deoli were newly created Assembly seats. Assembly constituencies: Dhamangaon Railway, Morshi, Arvi, Deoli, Hinganghat, Wardha. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Prabha Rao of the Congress won the seat in 1999. In 2004, BJP’s Suresh Ganapat Waghmare grabbed the seat but lost it to Congress leader Datta Raghobhaji Meghe in 2009. In 2014, BJP’s Ramdas Chandrabhanji Tadas defeated Congress leader Sagar Dattatraya Meghe. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Amravati and Wardha districts. Part of the Vidarbha region, it has seen a high number of farmer suicides in the last few years. Wardha district has a population of 13,00,774 people of which Hindus comprise 10.57 lakh people. 9. Ramtek Lok Sabha Constituency: Constituency number: 9 Total electors: 16,77,245 Female electors: 7,90,088 Male electors: 8,87,157 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes Delimited: Yes. It was a de-reserved constituency earlier. Morshi Assembly segment was moved to Wardha Lok Sabha constituency. Kamleshwar Assembly segment was dissolved and Kamthi segment was added from Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Katol, Savner, Hingna, Umred (SC), Kamthi, Ramtek Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is a Shiv Sena stronghold. Subodh Mohite was the MP from 1999 to 2009. Congress’ Mukul Balkrishna Wasnik came to power in 2009 but lost to Shiv Sena’s Krupal Balaji Tumane in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Nagpur district. Located in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, the district has a population of 46,53,171 as per Census 2011. It has a sex ratio of 948 per 1000 males. Its SC population stands at 8,67,713 people. 10. Nagpur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 10 Total electors: 19,00,787 Female electors: 9,20,792 Male electors: 9,79,995 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Kamthi Assembly segment was moved to Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency. Nagpur South West Assembly segment was created post-delimitation. Assembly constituencies: Nagpur South West, Nagpur South, Nagpur East, Nagpur Central, Nagpur West, Nagpur North (ST). Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Traditionally, it is a Congress stronghold. Congress leader Vilas Muttemwar was the MP till 2014 when senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari unseated the former by more than 2 lakh votes. Demographics: It spread across parts of Nagpur district too. Nagpur city has a population of 24,05,421. The district’s average literacy rate is 89.52 percent. Out of the total district population, 68.3 percent lives in urban regions of the district. 11. Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 11 Total electors: 16,56,284 Female electors: 8,14,842 Male electors: 8,41,442 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, it was created in 2008. Sakoli Assembly segment was added from Chimur Lok Sabha constituency which was dissolved due to delimitation. Bhandara, Tumsar, Tirora and Gondia Assembly segments were added from erstwhile Bhandara Lok Sabha constituency Assembly constituencies: Tumsar, Bhandara (SC), Sakoli, Arjuni Morgaon (SC), Tirora, Gondia Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is a BJP stronghold. Chunnilalbhau Thakur and Patle Shishupal Natthu of the BJP won the seat in 1999 and 2004 respectively. However, senior NCP leader Praful Patel got the seat in 2009 but lost to BJP’s Nanabhau Falgunrao Patole in 2014. Demographics: It covers the entire Bhandara district and large parts of Gondia district. Bhandara district has a population of 1200334 people with an SC population of 200372 as per Census 2011. Both the districts receive funding under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. 12. Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 12 Total electors: 14,69,767 Female electors: 7,15,840 Male electors: 7,53,927 Reserved: Yes, for Scheduled Tribes Delimited: Yes. It was created in 2008. It was earlier known as Chimur Lok Sabha constituency prior to delimitation. Amgaon Assembly segments (part of Bhandara Lok Sabha seat) was added in 2008. Armori, Bramhapuri and Chimur segments were added from the Chimur parliamentary seat while Gadchiroli was added from Chandrapur Lok Sabha seat. Assembly constituencies: Amgaon (ST), Armori (ST), Gadchiroli (ST), Aheri (ST), Bramhapuri, Chimur Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Marotrao Sainuji Kowase won the seat in 2009 while BJP’s Ashok Mahadeorao Nete won in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across Gondiya, Gadchiroli districts and the entire Chandrapur district. Chandrapur district has a population of 22,04,307 people, of which STs comprise 17.67 percent of the total population. The district has a sex ratio of 961 and its literacy rate is 80 percent as per census 2011. The economy depends on agriculture. 13. Chandrapur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 13 Total electors: 17,93,690 Female electors: 8,32,591 Male electors: 9,21,099 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, Gadchiroli Assembly segment was removed in 2008. Wani Assembly segment was added from erstwhile Yavatmal Lok Sabha seat which was dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Rajura, Chandrapur (SC), Ballarpur, Warora, Wani, Arni (ST) Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It's is a BJP stronghold as Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has been the MP since 2004. Prior to that, Nareshkumar Chunnalal Puglia was the Congress MP from the seat. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Chandrapur and Yavatmal districts. Part of Vidarbha, Yavatmal district has a high rate of farmer suicides. It has a population of 27,72,348. The region receives aid from the Centre under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. 14. Yavatmal-Washim Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 14 Total electors: 17,43,498 Female electors: 8,27,449 Male electors: 9,16,049 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, erstwhile Yavatmal Lok Sabha constituency was merged with Washim Lok Sabha seat in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Washim (SC), Karanja, Ralegaon (ST), Yavatmal, Digras, Pusad Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena has won the elections since 2009. Bhavana Gawali Patil has been the MP in 2009. Demographics: It is spread across Washim and Yavatmal districts. Washim district has a population of 11,97,160. Though a Hindu-majority district, it has a sizeable Muslim and Buddhist population as well. It has an SC population of 2,29,462, as per Census 2011 figures. 15. Hingoli Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 15 Total electors: 15,86,194 Female electors: 7,46,654 Male electors: 8,39,540 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Bhokar Assembly seat was moved to Nanded parliamentary constituency and Umarkhed Assembly seat was added after Washim Lok Sabha seat was dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Umarkhed (SC), Kinwat, Hadgaon, Basmath, Kalamnuri, Hingoli. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 1999, Shiv Sena’s Shivaji Gyanbarao Mane won the seat but lost NCP leader Suryakant Patil in 2004. In 2009, Patil lost the seat to Shiv Sena’s Subhash Bapurao Wankhede. At present, Congress leader Rajeev Shankarrao Satav represents the seat since 2014. Demographics: It covers the entire Hingoli district and parts of Nanded and Yavatmal districts. The region is identified as a backward region under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. Hingoli district has a population of 1177345 people as per Census 2011. The district came into existence in 1999. It has an SC population of 182565. This seat, spread across parts of Marathwada and Vidarbha accounts for a high number of farmer suicides as well. 16. Nanded Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 16 Total electors: 16,87,057 Female electors: 8,08,504 Male electors: 8,78,553 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Bhokar Assembly segment was added from Hingoli Lok Sabha seat and Ahmedpur Assembly seat was moved to Latur Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Nanded North, Nanded South, Naigaon and Deglur were newly-created Assembly segments post-delimitation. Assembly constituencies: Bhokar, Nanded North, Nanded South, Naigaon, Deglur (SC), Mukhed Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It has been a Congress stronghold. Bhaskarrao Bapurao Khatgaonkar represented the party in 1999 but lost to BJP leader DB Patil in 2004. However, Khatgaonkar won the seat again in 2009, defeating BJP’s Sambhaji Pawar. In 2014, Congress leader Ashok Chavan won the seat by defeating BJP’s DB Patil. Demographics: It covers almost the entire Nanded district. Located in the Marathwada region, it is known for farmer suicides and is identified as an economically backward district, receiving aid under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. It has a population of 3361292 people with a sizeable Muslim population of 4.71 lakh. It has an SC population of 640483. 17. Parbhani Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 17 Total electors: 18,03,792 Female electors: 8,57,893 Male electors: 9,45,899 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Singnapur Assembly segment was dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Jintur, Parbhani, Gangakhed, Pathri, Partur, Gansavangi Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is a Shiv Sena bastion. Suresh Ramrao Jadhav was the MP from 1999 to 2004. Then Tukaram Ganpatrao Patil represented the seat till 2009. Ganeshrao Dudhgaonkar won the seat that year. Sanjay Jadhav is the current MP since 2014. Demographics: It covers the entire Parbhani district and parts of Jalna district. Parbhani district has a population of 18,36,086 people, as per Census 2011. It is located in the Marathwada region. It has an SC population of 2,47,308. The economy survives mainly on agriculture in the district. The sex ratio is 947 and its literacy rate is 73.3 percent. 18. Jalna Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 18 Total electors: 16,12,054 Female electors: 7,45,328 Male electors: 8,66,726 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Georai Assembly segment was removed and PAithan Assembly seat was added from Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Jalna, Badnapur (SC), Bhokardan, Sillod, Pholambari, Paithan Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is a BJP bastion. Raosaheb Dadarao Danve has been the MP since 1999. Demographics: It covers parts of Jalna and Aurangabad districts. Jalna district has a population of 19,59,046 people with a sizeable Muslim population of 2.74 lakh Muslims. It is located in the Marathwada region of the state, where the main occupation is agriculture. 19. Aurangabad Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 19 Total electors: 15,89,393 Female electors: 7,43,370 Male electors: 8,46,023 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Paithan Assembly segment was removed and Aurangabad Central Assembly seat was newly-created in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Kannad, Aurangabad Central, Aurangabad West (SC), Aurangabad East, Gangapur, Vaijapur. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is a Shiv Sena stronghold, where Chandrakant Khaire has been the MP since 1999. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Aurangabad district. The district has a population of 27,01,282 people with more than 25.45 lakh Hindus. Located in the Marathwada region, it is a major tourism hub, including the Ajanta and Ellora caves. 20. Dindori Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 20 Total electors: 15,30,139 Female electors: 7,22,121 Male electors: 8,08,018 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Tribes Delimited: Yes. It was carved out of the earlier Malegaon (ST) Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Yevla and Niphad Assembly segments were added from Nashik Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Nandgaon, Kalwan (ST), Chandwad, Yevla, Niphad, Dindori (ST). Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: BJP’s Harishchandra Chavan has been the MP since 2009. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Nashik district. The major tribal groups in the region are Katkari, Kokna, Koli Mahadeo, Koli Malhar, Thakar, Warli and Dubla. As per Census 2011, Nashik district has a population of 6107187 people. It has an ST population of 1564369, according to the 2011 Census. 21. Nashik Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 21 Total electors: 15,93,237 Female electors: 7,42,780 Male electors: 5,24,572 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Niphad and Yevla Assembly segments were removed in 2008 and Igatpuri Assembly seat was added from the erstwhile Dahanu Lok Sabha Constituency. Nashik Assembly seat was split into Nashik East Nashik West and Nashik Central. Assembly constituencies: Sinnar, Nashik East, Nashik Central, Nashik West, Deolali (SC), Igatpuri (ST) Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena’s Uttamrao Dhikale became the MP in 2009. However, NCP’s Devidas Hingale won in 2004. In 2009, NCP’s Sameer Bhujbal won the seat and in 2014 he was succeeded by Shiv Sena leader Hemant Tukaram Godse. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Nashik district. Though a Hindu-majority district, it has a sizeable Muslim population of 6.93 lakh people. Its literacy rate is 82.3 percent, as per Census 2011. 22. Palghar Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 22 Total electors: 1578077 Female electors: 7,47,645 Male electors: 8,30,432 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Tribes Delimited: Yes. It was carved out of Dahanu Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Palghar and Vasai Assembly segments were added from Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat. Vikramgad, Boisar, Nalasopara Assembly seats were newly-carved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Dahanu (ST), Vikramgad (ST), Palghar (ST), Boisar (ST), Nalasopara, Vasai Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 2009, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi leader Baliram Sukur Jadhav won the seat but lost the seat to Chintaman Wanga of the BJP in 2014. BJP’s Rajendra Gavit won the bypoll after Wanga passed away in January 2018. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Thane district. The district has a population of 1,10,60,148 people, of which STs comprise 13.95 percent of the population. It has a low sex ratio of 886. 23. Bhiwandi Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 23 Total electors: 16,96,589 Female electors: 7,51,184 Male electors: 9,45,405 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was created in 2008. Bhiwandi and Shahapur Assembly segments were added from erstwhile Dahanu Lok Sabha constituency. Parts of erstwhile Kalyan Assembly segment and Murbad segment were added from Thane Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Bhiwandi Rural (ST), Shahapur (ST), Bhiwandi East, Bhiwandi West, Kalyan West, Murbad Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Suresh Taware won the seat in 2009 but BJP’s Kapil Moreshwar Patil succeeded him in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Thane district. The district has an SC population of 730089 people, as per Census 2011. 24. Kalyan Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 24 Total electors: 19,22,046 Female electors: 8,76,551 Male electors: 10,45,495 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was created in 2008. Ambarnath and Ulhasnagar Assembly seats were moved from Thane Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Ambarnath (SC), Ulhasnagar, Kalyan East, Dombivali, Kalyan Rural, Mumbra-Kalwa. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena’s Anand Prakash Paranjpe became the MP in 2009. In 2014, party leader Shrikant Shinde defeated Paranjpe, who contested the polls on an NCP ticket. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Thane district. The district has a literacy rate of 84.5 percent. The district has a sizeable Muslim population of 13.55 lakh Muslims as well. 25. Thane Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 25 Total electors: 20,73,442 Female electors: 9,31,284 Male electors: 11,42,158 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, parts of erstwhile Kalyan assembly segment and Murbad assembly seat were moved to Bhiwandi Lok Sabha constituency. Ambarnath and Ulhasnagar Assembly seats were removed. Assembly constituencies: Mira Bhayandar, Ovala Majiwada, Kopri-Pachpakhadi, Thane, Airoli, Belapur Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: NCP’s Sanjeev Naik became the MP in 2009 but lost to Shiv Sena leader Ranjan Vichare in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Thane district. The economy of the district is largely dependent on non-agriculture-related activities. The district has a Hindu population of 87.16 lakh people, as per Census 2011. 26. Mumbai North Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 26 Total electors: 17,83,870 Female electors: 8,11,225 Male electors: 9,72,645 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, Palghar and Vasai Assembly seats were removed in 2008. Kandivali and Malad Assembly segments were split post-delimitation. Dahisar, Charkop and Magathane Assembly seats were created in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Borivali, Dahisar, Magathane, Kandivali East, Charkop, Malad West Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam won the seat in 2009 but lost it to BJP’s Gopal Shetty in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Mumbai Suburban district. It has a population of 93,56,962 people as per Census 2011. It has an SC population of 5,83,302. Population-wise, it is the largest district in the country. 27. Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 27 Total electors: 17,75,428 Female electors: 7,88,520 Male electors: 9,86,908 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Goregaon Assembly seat was added from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Vandre, Vile Parle, Kherwadi, Amboli and Santacruz were removed from the constituency. Assembly constituencies: Jogeshwari East, Dindoshi, Goregaon, Versova, Andheri East, Andheri West. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: A crucial vote-bank for Congress, the seat was won by Congress’ Gurudas Kamat in 2009. However, he lost to Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across western parts of Mumbai Suburban district. The district comprises 50.31 lakh males and 43.25 females as per Census 2011. The literacy rate stands at 80.96 percent. 28. Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 28 Total electors: 16,68,357 Female electors: 7,45,341 Male electors: 9,23,016 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Chembur, Trombay, Kurla, Bhandup (before it was split in 2008) Assembly segments were removed from the constituency in 2008. Mankhurd Shivajinagar Assembly segment was created post-delimitation. Assembly constituencies: Mulund, Vikhroli, Bhandup West, Ghatkopar West, Ghatkopar East, Mankhurd Shivajinagar. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: NCP’s Sanjay Patil won the seat in 2009 but lost to BJP leader Kirit Somaiya in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Mumbai Suburban district. The population density of the district is 25,357 per square kilometre. The district has an SC population of 1,04,560 people. 29. Mumbai North-Central Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 29 Total electors: 17,38,894 Female electors: 7,71,420 Male electors: 9,67,474 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Vile Parle, Kurla, Vandre (before it was split in 2008) Assembly segments were added in 2008. Naigaum, Dadar, Matunga, Mahim, Dharavi and Nehrunagar Assembly segments were removed in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Vile Parle, Chandivali, Kurla (SC), Kalina, Vandre East, Vandre West. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Priya Dutt won the seat in 2009 but lost to BJP leader Poonam Mahajan in 2014 in a close fight. The two candidates will face each other off in the upcoming polls as well. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Mumbai Suburban district. The economy of the district thrives on non-agriculture activities. The sex ratio of the district is 852 per 1000 males. Though a Hindu-majority district, it has a sizeable Muslim population of 17.95 lakh people. 30. Mumbai South-Central Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 30 Total electors: 14,47,885 Female electors: 6,54,084 Male electors: 7,93,801 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Chinchpokli, Nagpada, Mazgaon, Parel and Shivadi Assembly segments were dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Anushakti Nagar, Chembur, Dharavi (SC), Sion Koliwada, Wadala, Mahim Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad won the seat in 2009 but lost to Rahul Shewale of the Shiv Sena in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Mumbai Suburban and Mumbai districts. Mumbai district has a population of 30,85,411 people, of which 2,19,934 people belong to Scheduled Castes, as per Census 2011. 31. Mumbai South Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 31 Total electors: 14,85,846 Female electors: 6,56,882 Male electors: 8,28,964 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Umarkhadi, Khetwadi and Opera House Assembly segments were dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Worli, Shivadi, Byculla, Malabar Hill, Mumbadevi, Colaba. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Milind Deora won the seat in 2009 but lost it to Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant in 2014, even though the constituency has been a Congress stronghold for a long time. Demographics: It is spread across southern parts of Mumbai district. 18.73 lakh Hindus reside in the district. It is an entirely urban district and is the smallest district in the area. Its sex ratio is 832 and the literacy rate is 89.2 percent, according to Census 2011. 32. Raigad Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 32 Total electors: 15,32,781 Female electors: 7,80,290 Male electors: 7,52,491 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was created in 2008. Pen, Alibag and Shrivardhan Assembly seats were part of erstwhile Kulaba Lok Sabha constituency which was dissolved in 2008. Mahad, Dapoli and Guhagar Assembly seats were added from Ratnagiri Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Pen, Alibag, Shrivardhan, Mahad, Dapoli, Guhagar Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena’s Anand Geete has been the MP since 2009. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Raigarh and Ratnagiri districts. Raigarh is the coastal district of Maharashtra. The district has a population of 26,34,200 of which a majority of them live in rural areas. Though a Hindu-majority district, it has a significant Muslim population of 2.27 lakh. 33. Maval Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 33 Total electors: 19,53,741 Female electors: 9,17,781 Male electors: 10,35,960 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, it came into existence in 2008. Panvel Assembly segment was added when Kulaba Lok Sabha seat was dissolved post-delimitation. Karjat Assembly segment was added from Ahmednagar Lok Sabha constituency. Maval was added from the erstwhile Khed Lok Sabha constituency. Uran, Chinchwad and Pimpri were newly-created Assembly segments. Assembly constituencies: Panvel, Karjat, Uran, Maval, Chinchwad, Pimpri (SC) Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena leaders have occupied the seat since 2009. In 2009, Gajanan Babar while in 2014, Shrirang Chandu Barne became the MP. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Raigarh and Pune districts. STs form 11.58 percent of the population in Raigarh district. It has a literacy rate of 83.14 percent as per Census 2011. Its sex ratio is 959 per 1,000 males. 34. Pune Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 34 Total electors: 18,35,836 Female electors: 8,86,269 Male electors: 9,49,567 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Bhavani Peth and Bhopodi Assembly segments were dissolved in 2008. Kothrud segment was newly-created. Assembly constituencies: Vadgaon Sheri, Shivajinagar, Kothrud, Parvati, Pune Cantonment (SC), Kasba Peth Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: BJP’s Pradeep Rawat won the seat in 1999. However, Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi held the seat from 2004 to 2014. BJP’s Anil Shirole is the MP since 2014. Demographics: It covers parts of Pune district. Pune district has a population of 94.29 lakh people as per Census 2011. Its SC population is 1180703. In terms of population size, it is the second largest district in the state. It is also one of the most urbanized districts in the state. 35. Baramati Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 35 Total electors: 18,13,543 Female electors: 8,53,156 Male electors: 9,60,387 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Bhor Assembly seat was added from erstwhile Khed Lok Sabha constituency while Shirur Assembly segment was removed in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Daund, Indapur, Baramati, Purandar, Bhor, Khadakwasala. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is an NCP-Congress stronghold. NCP chief Sharad Pawar was the MP till 2009. Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule has been representing the constituency since 2009. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Pune district. The district has a literacy rate of 86.2% which is higher than the state average. 36. Shirur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 36 Total electors: 18,24,112 Female electors: 8,50,876 Male electors: 9,73,236 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was created in 2008. Shirur Assembly segment was added from Baramati Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Junnar, Ambegaon, Khed Alandi, Shirur, Bhosari, Hadapsar Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena’s Shivaji Adhalrao Patil has been the MP since 2009 Demographics: It is spread across parts of Pune district. Though a Hindu-majority district, its Muslim population stands at 6.37 lakh as per Census 2011. 37. Ahmednagar Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 37 Total electors: 16,99,408 Female electors: 8,00,589 Male electors: 8,98,819 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Karjat and Pathardi Assembly segments were removed from the seat in 2008. Rahuri and Parner Assembly constituencies were added from erstwhile Kopargaon Lok Sabha seat, which was dissolved post-delimitation. Assembly constituencies: Shevgaon, Rahuri, Parner, Ahmednagar City, Shrigonda, Karjat Jamkhed. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: BJP’s Dilipkumar Gandhi won the seat in 1999, 2009 and 2014. In 2004, NCP’s Tukaram Gadakh defeated BJP’s NS Pharande to win the seat. Demographics: It covers parts of Ahmednagar district. Located in Western Maharashtra, the district receives funding from the Centre under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. In terms of area, it is the largest district in the state. The district has a population of 45,43,159, of which SCs comprise 12.63 percent. 38. Shirdi Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 38 Total electors: 14,59,712 Female electors: 6,93,791 Male electors: 7,65,921 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Tribes Delimited: Yes. It came into existence in 2008. Sangmner, Shirdi, Kopargaon and Shrirampur Assembly segments were added from erstwhile Kopargaon Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Akole (ST), Sangmner, Shirdi, Kopargaon, Shrirampur (SC), Nevasa Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena’s Bhausaheb WAkchaure defeated RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale in 2009. In 2014, Shiv Sena leader Sadashiv Kisan Lokhande won the seat. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Ahmednagar district. It has a literacy rate of 79.05%. Its sex ratio (939) is higher than the Maharashtra state average of 929. 41.07 lakh Hindus reside in the district as per Census 2011. 39. Beed Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 39 Total electors: 17,92,650 Female electors: 8,29,188 Male electors: 9,63,462 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Georai Assembly seat was added from Jalna Lok Sabha constituency in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Georai, Majalgaon, Beed, Ashti, Kaij (SC), Parli Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Jaisinghrao Gaikwad Patil was the MP from 1999 to 2009. In 1999, he contested the seat from BJP while in 2004, it was on an NCP ticket. Since 2009, BJP leader Gopinath Munde has been representing the constituency. Demographics: It covers the entire Beed district. Located in the Marathwada region, the district has witnessed farmer suicides. Between January and September 2018, 125 farmer suicides were reported from the district, the highest in Marathwada in that time period. The district has a population of 25,85,049, of which 3,51,254 people belong to the Scheduled Castes. A Hindu-majority district, it has a Muslim population of 3.2 lakh people. 40. Osmanabad Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 40 Total electors: 17,26,793 Female electors: 7,93,955 Male electors: 9,32,838 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It was de-reserved in 2008. Ausa and Omerga Assembly segments were moved from Latur Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Ausa, Omerga (SC), Tuljapur, Osmanabad, Paranda, Barshi Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena leader Shivaji Vithhalrao Kamble became the MP in 1999. In 2004, Shiv Sena’s Nahire Kalpana Ramesh won the seat. In 2009, NCP’s Padmasinha Patil defeated Shiv Sena leader Ravindra Gaikwad. However, Gaikwad trounced Patil in the 2014 polls. Demographics: It covers the entire Osmanabad district and parts of Solapur and Latur districts. Osmanabad district has a population of 16,57,576, of which 1.78 lakh are Muslims. Lying in the southern part of the state, it is located in the east side of the Marathwada region. Only 17 percent of the population lives in urban areas. The sex ratio of the district is 924 and its literacy rate is 78.4 percent. Between January and September 2018, 100 farmers committed suicide, as per reports. 41. Latur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 41 Total electors: 16,82,607 Female electors: 7,84,688 Male electors: 8,97,919 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes Delimited: Yes. It was a de-reserved constituency before delimitation. Ahmedpur Assembly segment was earlier in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency before 2008. Ausa and Omerga Assembly segments were moved to Osmanabad Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Loha, Latur Rural, Latur City, Ahmedpur, Udgir (SC), Nilanga Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 1999, Congress leader Shivraj Vishwanath Patil won the seat, but lost to BJP’s Rupatai Diliprao Nilangekar Patil in 2004. In 2009, Congress candidate Jayawant Gangaram Awale won the seat and was succeeded by BJP leader Sunil Baliram Gaikwad in 2014. Demographics: It covers parts of Latur and Nanded districts. Latur has a population of 24,54,196 as Census 2011. Of this, 20.06 lakh people are Hindus. The sex ratio in the district is 928 while the literacy rate is 77.3 percent. Agriculture is the main source of employment in the district. The SC population is 19.6 percent of the total district population. 42. Solapur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 42 Total electors: 17,02,755 Female electors: 8,09,019 Male electors: 8,93,736 Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes Delimited: Yes. It was a de-reserved constituency prior to 2008. Mohol and Pandharpur Assembly segments were added from erstwhile Pandharpur Lok Sabha constituency which was dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Mohol (SC), Solapur City North, Solapur City Central, Akkalkot, Solapur South, Pandharpur. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde won the seat in 1999. In 2004, BJP’s Subhash Deshmukh won the seat. In 2009, Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde won the seat again but lost it to BJP leader Sharad Bansode in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Solapur district. The district has a population of 43,17,756 as per Census 2011. It has an SC population of 6,49,745 people. 43. Madha Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 43 Total electors: 17,27,308 Female electors: 8,14,572 Male electors: 9,12,736 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It came into existence in 2008. Karmala Assembly segment was added from Osmanabad Lok Sabha constituency. Madha, Malshiras and Sangole Assembly segments were added from erstwhile Pandharpur Lok Sabha seat in 2008. Phaltan and Man Assembly seats were added from Satara Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Karmala, Madha, Sangole, Malshiras (SC), Phaltan (SC), Man Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: NCP chief Sharad Pawar won the election in 2009. In 2014, NCP leader Vijaysinh Mohite Patil defeated Swabhimani Paksha leader Sadabhau Khot. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Solapur and Satara districts. The economy of Solapur district is dependent on agriculture where 63 percent of the total workers are engaged in the primary sector. The literacy rate in the district is 77 percent and the sex ratio is 938. 44. Sangli Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 44 Total electors: 16,49,107 Female electors: 7,87,525 Male electors: 8,61,582 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, Palus-Kadegaon Assembly segment was created in 2008. Tasgaon and Kavathe Mahankal Assembly seats were merged. Bhilwadi Wangi Assembly constituency was dissolved. Assembly constituencies: Miraj, Sangli (SC), Palus-Kadegaon, Khanapur, Tasgaon-Kavathe Mahankal, Jat Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is a Congress stronghold. Congress leader Prakash Vasantrao Patil won the seat in 1999 and was succeeded by Congress candidate Prakash Vasantdada Patil in 2004. However, the latter passed away in 2005 and his son Pratik Prakashbapu Patil won the seat in the 2006 bypoll and continued till 2014. He lost to BJP’s Sanjaykaka Patil in 2014. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Sangli district. The district has a population of 2822143 people as per Census 2011. It is one of the least urbanised districts in the state and is the largest turmeric producing districts in Maharashtra. The sex ratio in the district is 966 females per 1,000 males and the literacy rate is 81.48 percent. 45. Satara Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 45 Total electors: 17,19,998 Female electors: 8,35,978 Male electors: 8,84,020 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Phaltan and Man Assembly seats were removed from the constituency in 2008. Karad North, Karad South and Patan assembly segments were added from erstwhile Karad Lok Sabha constituency which was dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Wai, Koregaon, Karad North, Karad South, Patan, Satara. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It's is an NCP stronghold. NCP leader Laxmanrao Pandurang Jadhav was the MP from 1999 to 2009. Udyanraje Pratapsingh Bhonsle of the NCP has been the MP since 2009. Demographics: It is spread across large parts of Satara district. The district has a population of 30,03,741 as per Census 2011. A total of 10.76 percent of the population belongs to Scheduled Castes. Its literacy rate is 82.87 percent and the sex ratio is 988. It is one of the least urbanised districts with only 19 percent of its population living in urban areas. 46. Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 46 Total electors: 13,67,361 Female electors: 701693 Male electors: 6,65,668 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes, it was created in 2008. Dapoli and Guhagar Assembly seats were removed from the erstwhile Ratnagiri Lok Sabha constituency which was dissolved in 2008. Rajapur and Sawantwadi Assembly segments were added from the erstwhile Rajapur Lok Sabha constituency which was dissolved in 2008. Assembly constituencies: Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Rajapur, Kankavli, Kudal, Sawantwadi Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Congress leader Nilesh Rane won the seat in 2009 but lost to Shiv Sena’s Vinayak Raut in 2014. Demographics: It covers the entire Sindhudurg district and parts of Ratnagiri district. Sindhudurg district has a population of 8,49,651 persons as per Census 2011. Its literacy rate is 85.56 percent and the sex ratio is 1,036 females per 1,000 males. A majority of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. Marine fishery is the most important non-agriculture activity in the district. The district is well known for its mango crops, cashew and processing industries. 47. Kolhapur Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 47 Total electors: 17,58,300 Female electors: 8,48,974 Male electors: 9,09,326 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. Radhanagiri Assembly segment was added from erstwhile Ichalkaranji Lok Sabha seat which was dissolved in 2008. Sangrul and Gadhinglaj Assembly segments were dissolved from the Kolhapur Lok Sabha seat as well. Assembly constituencies: Chandgad, Radhanagari, Kagal, Kolhapur South, Karvir, Kolhapur North. Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It is an NCP stronghold. Sadashivrao Mandlik was the MP from 1999 to 2009. In 2009, he contested as an Independent candidate and defeated NCP’s Chhatrapati Sambhajirao Shahu. In 2014, NCP leader Dhananjay Mahadik defeated Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Mandalik. Demographics: It covers parts of Kolhapur district. Kolhapur district has a population of 38,76,001 people as per Census 2011. SCs constitute 13.01 percent of the district population while STs form 0.78 percent. Though a Hindu-majority district, it has a Muslim population of 2.86 lakh. 48. Hatkanangle Lok Sabha Constituency Constituency number: 48 Total electors: 16,30,598 Female electors: 7,80,024 Male electors: 8,50,574 Reserved: No Delimited: Yes. It came into existence again in 2008. Shirol and Shahuwadi Assembly seats were added from the erstwhile Ichalkaranji Lok Sabha seat. Shirud Assembly segment was added from the erstwhile Karad Lok Sabha constituency. Assembly constituencies: Shahuwadi, Hatkanangle (SC), Ichalkaranji, Shirol, Islampur, Shirala Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Raju Shetti, president of the Swabhiman Paksha has been the MP since 2009. Demographics: It is spread across parts of Kolhapur district. The literacy rate of the district is 81.5 percent while the sex ratio is 957 females per 1,000 males, which is lower than the state’s average. The district is famous for ‘Kolhapur Saaz’ and ‘Kolhapur Chappals’.
2019-03-27Burnt body of woman found in Thane - United News of India
Burnt body of woman found in Thane Thane, Mar 27 (UNI) The city police on Wednesday registered a case of murder and destruction of evidence against unknown persons, after finding the body of a woman aged 18-25, which was totally in a burnt condition police said here. The Shil-Daighar police have since registered an offence under Sections 302 and 201 of IPC against unknown persons.
2019-03-27Thane to Thailand: How this Mumbai journalist went globe-trotting - Hindustan Times
Thane to Thailand: How this Mumbai journalist went globe-trotting Updated: Mar 28, 2019 01:01 IST Three years, 35 countries and a dozen odd jobs to fund his journey — this journalist, the son of a Marathwada farmer, has travelled a long way since he boarded his first train at the Thane railway station. On March 19, 2016, Vishnudas Chapke, 36, left home on a short, two-month vacation. “I wanted a break and something adventurous. My plan was to visit Kolkata, Assam, Manipur, Myanmar and Thailand,” says Chapke. In Thailand, Chapke met a friend who decided to use her first salary to sponsor his trip to Davos. “That’s how it all began,” says Chapke. With help from crowd-funding sources, Chapke went on to visit four continents, finding work as a teacher, yoga instructor, volunteer, masseuse and receptionist, among other odd jobs. He survived on a tight budget, minimal food, and the kindness of strangers, he says. “With a budget of just about $8 to $12 a day, I did odd jobs in exchange for meals. I ate minimal food or survived on salads, so I could keep travelling,” Chapke says. There were obstacles, but Chapke found a way out. “While hitch-hiking at most places, people were kind, but not always,” he says. He remembers being mugged on the Chile-Argentina border in February 2017. “I was crossing over from Chile to Argentina. A man offered me a lift but took me to the wrong place. He threatened me with a knife, took my mobile phone and the $20 that I had on me, and the matter was settled,” he says. Chapke also found a way to give back to the places he was visiting, planting saplings wherever he could. “The first sapling I planted was on the India-Myanmar border,” he says. “Throughout my journey, in exchange for free stay, I would plant saplings at the hosts’ places.” In 2017, when a series of wildfires was burning Chile, Chapke travelled to the country to volunteer. “I could not communicate in their language so they refused to let me help. But I was adamant,” he says. “I started giving massages to the fire-fighters who were working 12 hours a day to put out the blaze. It was my way of giving back.” On March 15, 2019, almost exactly three years since he first set out, Chapke returned to the India-Myanmar border. And, as journeys tend to do, this one has Chapke wanting more. But first, he wants to write a book about his adventure. “I hope to donate the revenue from the book to the farmers of my home state.”
2019-03-27Thane: 100 phones seized from ‘gang involved in snatching, house break-ins’; 3 held - The Indian Express
Thane: 100 phones seized from ‘gang involved in snatching, house break-ins’; 3 held Published: March 28, 2019 3:06:16 am According to police, the accused were identified as Imran Mohammad Ansari (24), Safiullah Ansari (27) and Zahid Ahmad Khan (27). “They were arrested when they were trying to break into a jewellery store on March 14. We were interrogating them, when one of them slipped up about the stolen phones,” said a senior officer from Navghar police. “Khan, a resident of Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, was previously working with a phone company and had a vast network of buyers of used phones; some even across the border in Nepal,” an officer said. The officer said, “The accused would steal phones on local trains or snatch them in busy areas. Sometimes, they broke into mobile phone stores. They would then transfer the stolen phones to different people, who would take them to Nepal. Even the IMEI numbers on the phones were changed as they were opened and their parts jumbled up.” “Some phones were for selling locally, high-end ones were sent abroad,” said the officer, adding, “we are trying to trace their connections.”
2019-03-27Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sena hopes Aaditya’s dialogue delivery becomes hit with youth - Hindustan Times
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sena hopes Aaditya’s dialogue delivery becomes hit with youth Updated: Mar 28, 2019 05:39 IST With an aim to replicate the success of outreach programmes and interactive sessions with voters ahead of polls, the Shiv Sena is set to launch an Aaditya Samvad across the state. Conceptualised and designed by Prashant Kishor’s firm I-PAC, the town-hall style interaction will see Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray talk to the youth as part of Sena’s Lok Sabha campaign. The poll strategist had designed similar interactive sessions successfully, such as PM Narendra Modi’s Chai pe Charcha during the 2014 elections, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s Coffee with Captain during the Punjab Assembly polls. According to a Sena functionary, who is working on the programme, the event is expected to kick off in the first week of April. On Tuesday, Thackeray’s team mainly comprising Yuva Sena functionaries and Kishor’s I-PAC team held a meeting at Sena headquarters in Dadar to give finishing touches to the programme. “We have planned around six to seven such interactive sessions with Aaditya ji. He will take questions from a pre-registered neutral audience, which would be in the range of 1,000-1,500. He would answer people’s questions and gauge their views about all issues of the state,” said the functionary. The programmes will be organised in Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, and a few other major cities of Maharashtra, he added. Earlier in the month, the Yuva Sena organised‘Yuva To Yuva—Aao Baat Karein’, an interactive programme in Thane, where Thackeray took questions from a young audience on education, environment, politics, etc. Kishor, who is the vice-president of Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), a constituent of the BJP-led NDA, was roped in by the Sena in February to devise a strategy for the general and state assembly elections. A senior Sena functionary said the party intends to tap the younger voter base, but in an “organic manner”. He said, “Digital platforms and social media will be used, but it will be predominantly done for spreading information or listing out work done by the party. Social media can create a buzz, but we want to keep it organic, with face-to-face interactions between Aadityaji and Uddhavji whenever possible.” From promoting the ban on plastic to insisting on 24x7 nightlife for Mumbai and doing away with its strong opposition to the ‘influence of western culture’, such as celebrating Valentine’s Day, the Sena is slowly changing its image. And Thackeray, who is seen as a face that can draw young voters, is leading this change. Party leaders pointed out that if Thackeray intends to venture into electoral politics, such “experience” and “connect” will help him. A considerable section of leaders want Thackeray to contest the Assembly polls and lead the party in Maharashtra.
2019-03-27Eleven arrested for burying man in church compound in Thane - Hindustan Times
Eleven arrested for burying man in church compound in Thane Updated: Mar 27, 2019 15:49 IST Eleven members of a church in Thane were arrested on Tuesday for burying a body in a plot that is not marked as a cemetery. The members were released on bail later in the day. Last week, the police had registered a criminal case against the members of the Our Lady of Mercy Church, after a 95-year-old man was buried in the church compound. The church members said they were forced to bury the body in the compound, owing to the shortage of burial space in the existing cemeteries. “On the pretext of recording our statement, the police called us to the police station and arrested us. There isn’t enough space for burial in Thane, and according to Roman Catholic traditions, burials happen close to the church. We had given a written letter to the civic body before conducting the burial,” said Melwyn Fernandes, secretary, Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC), who . The parishioners were later presented before judicial magistrate Rashmi Jha in the afternoon, who later released them on the bail amount of Rs 5,000 each. “Though the bail has been approved, we will have to prove the evidence in court later once we get a date for the hearing,” said Narsingh Sangam, who appeared for the parishioners Apart from that section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian penal code (IPC) and Section 35 (1)/133 (power to make rules prohibiting disposal of the dead except at places set apart) of the Maharashtra Police Act were also levied. “These people were found guilty of burying a dead body in a residential area, and the matter was brought to our notice by TMC. We will be filling a chargesheet against them soon,” said the investigating officer. However, the parishioners said that they have demanding regularisation of church land for burial and also extra burial space for years now. “The population of Roman Catholic community in Thane has been increasing drastically, we are 5000 parishioners in Pokhran – 1 and 2, but no one is listening to our demand for burial ground since the last seven years. Also, if there were 1500 people in the funeral, why were only 11 of them arrested,” said Thomas Joseph, vice president of parish pastoral council, Our Lady of Mercy Church.
2019-03-27Thane DEO gives a/c of eligible voters falling under diff age groups for coming LS polls - United News of India
Thane DEO gives a/c of eligible voters falling under diff age groups for coming LS polls Thane, Mar 27 (UNI) District Election officer Rajesh Narvekar informed that total of about 2.22 percent voters from Thane district out of the total around 60 lakhs voters are above the age of 80 while the maximum of 26 per cent voters fall in the age group of 40-49 accounting for 15.63 lakh voters. This was stated at the meeting of senior officers presided over by the district collector and the District Election officer Rajesh Narvekar. He held the review meeting of the senior officials in which the details were presented and specific instructions were given to the officials on Wednesday. The meeting was also informed that 43,758 that is 0.43 per cent of the total voters fall in the age group of 18 to 19 years.
2019-03-27Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings coming back to Cape Breton - Cape Breton Post
Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings coming back to Cape Breton Cape Breton Post Published: 3 hours ago Thane Dunn is shown here doing what he does best — bringing Elvis to his fans. CONTRIBUTED/JEFF CHASE PHOTOGRAPHY - Contributed SYDNEY, N.S. — The Elvis rock and country experience with the Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings will present 19 concerts across Atlantic Canada including one in Sydney at the Highland Arts Theatre on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Dunn's new show features not only Elvis' iconic rock songs, from "Blue Suede Shoes" to "Suspicious Minds," but because Elvis loved and sang a lot of country Dunn will be adding several of Presley's country hits like "Always on My Mind" and "Kentucky Rain." “Things have been very busy lately,” said Dunn. “We’ve been performing with Bill Baize of Elvis’ original Stamps Quartet and he is actually my vocal coach. We are doing this show because not only do I love Elvis but have always loved classic country that sadly, rarely gets radio play anymore. People want to hear it.” This tour features the opening act, The Rhinestone Cowgirl, with her salute to the queens of country music including Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline. With a four-octave vocal range she wears replica costumes of a time long gone. She's performed from Nashville to Toronto and is on her way to a show of her own. To purchase tickets, visit www.thanedunn.ca. news@cbpost.com More Living stories US to require breast density information after mammograms Updated 31 minutes ago Shakira defends her song against plagiarism in Spanish court Updated 20 minutes ago Tribes ask US managers to defer oil and gas lease sale Updated 31 minutes ago Haudenosaunee writer Alicia Elliott's personal look at intergenerational trauma Updated 1 hour ago DEBBIE TRAVIS: The trend back to bare floors has been growing for the last decade Updated 5 hours ago Warren proposes breaking up Big Ag Updated 4 hours ago 'Firecrackers' director Jasmin Mozaffari frames rural Canada as central character Updated 4 hours ago Affordable music for the family in NYC? Try a jazz club Updated 4 hours ago Recent Stories Unearthed T. rex is the largest known specimen — and it's from Saskatchewan Business seminar in Louisbourg will feature guest speakers from CBU Ground Truthing - Group plans to walk the woods; hopes observations, reports will save Crown forests Bonavista CNA announces new Cultural Culinary Arts and Tourism program Tribes ask US managers to defer oil and gas lease sale Ducks rookie Sam Steel notches first hat trick in 5-4 win over Canucks Eskasoni mother-of-two wins Set for Life prize Cape Breton mother-of-two wins Set for Life prize N.S. Tories walk out in protest after apparent row with minister over ferry Thane Dunn and the Cadillac Kings coming back to Cape Breton CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD: Officer tells trial how Joshua Boyle case turned from missing person to domestic abuse Street checks in Nova Scotia should be banned or tightly regulated, report says Cape Breton Post Tweets Follow @capebretonpost Sign up for our newsletter Services Jobs E-Edition Customer Service Contact Us Digital Subscription FAQ Terms & Policies Terms of Service Copyright Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Agreement Terms of Use Privacy Policy All rights reserved SaltWire Network © 2019  AdChoices
2019-03-27MH-BODY-WOMAN - THE WEEK
MH-BODY-WOMAN March 27, 2019 22:10 IST Burnt body of woman found in Thane Thane, Mar 27 (PTI) The burnt body of an unidentified woman was found Wednesday in the Vetalpada area here in Maharashtra, police said. After the discovery of the body, a case of murder and destruction of evidence was filed against unidentified persons, they said. The body was spotted at around 10.30 AM by a villager behind a housing society in Vetalpada and he informed the police about it. The woman is aged 18-25 years, the police said.
2019-03-27Called to record statements, 11 Thane parishioners arrested - Mumbai Mirror
Called to record statements, 11 Thane parishioners arrested Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 06:00 IST They were released on bail, say the police harassed them; will move HC to quash FIR against them. Eleven parishioners of a Thane church, who incurred the wrath of the local civic authorities for burying an ex-serviceman and war veteran in a residential zone on Pokhran Road due to space crunch at the burial ground, were arrested on Tuesday after being called to the police station give their statements in the matter. The parishioners also alleged that they were harassed by the cops. After spending some time in the lock-up at Vartak Nagar police station, the 11 were produced in the Thane court, which released them on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 5,000 each. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had issued a notice to Vartak Nagar police station against Justin Rayan, Peter George, Melwyn Fernandes, Sunil Saldanha, Anil D’Souza, Patrick D’Souza, Danny D’Souza, Michael Alva, Richard Joseph, Johnson Augustine and Edwin D’Costa for organising the funeral of 95-yearold Jesiah Rayan in the residential zone of Our Lady of Mercy Church without seeking requisite permission from the civic body’s birth and death certificate department. The land, which originally belongs to St John the Baptist Church, is in possession of Our Lady of Mercy Church for 100 years. Jesiah’s son Justin Rayan, who was also arrested, had said that around 1,500 parishioners participated in the burial ceremony on the church plot around noon on March 20. The notice was converted into an FIR last Thursday. Melwyn Fernandes, secretary of the Association of Concerned Catholics, said, “We were called at the police station for giving our statements. We went with all our documents at 10.15 am. They took our photographs and identity cards, including Aadhaar card. Thereafter, they arrested us under Section 320 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act. This caught us unawares. They also harassed us. This isn’t a big crime. It was our own church land and we had not merely taken permission from the TMC for the burial.” Fernandes added that the they will move the Bombay High Court for quashing the FIR against them. The parishioners said that they wanted to give Jesiah, a former freedom fighter who won five medals for exemplary service in the Army, a decent burial. But the existing cemetery in Thane hardly has any space with the graves stacked on each other. Meanwhile, St John the Baptist Church in Thane has written to guardian minister Eknath Shinde to regularise Jesiah’s burial. “We, the trustees of St John the Baptist, have no objection to the burial on our land and want the TMC to regularise the grave,” said Fr Rudolph Andrades, trustee of St John the Baptist Trust.
2019-03-27In Thane, rampant urbanization and decreasing green cover add to more heat than Mumbai - Times of India
In Thane, rampant urbanization and decreasing green cover add to more heat than Mumbai Updated: Mar 27, 2019, 08:01 IST THANE: With the mercury levels rising above that of Mumbai, ecological experts from Thane blame it on rampant urbanization and decreasing green cover coupled with its distance from the coastline. Over the past few days, the heat wave that hit the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) caused a rise in the maximum and minimum temperatures by over six degrees Celsius. However, throughout this period the temperature recorded in Thane city has been consistently higher than that of Mumbai, thus leaving citizens baffled. “One of the reasons we purchased our home in Thane five years ago was because it was greener than Mumbai, and we felt that this would ensure a more pleasant weather. The rising temperatures and decreasing air quality, especially over the past few days has completely rubbished that notion,” said Souradeep Ghosh, a Lodha resident. Meteorologists asserted that this difference between the mercury levels of Mumbai and Thane could be because of the cooling down of the hot winds as it goes further south. “The heat wave over the past three days was a result of the intensification of the northern hot winds because of the anti-cyclonic condition over south Pakistan. As these hot and sultry winds move south, the temperature marginally drops. While different regions generally have different weather based on their topography, the reason for increasing variation between these neighbouring cities is probably because these winds cooled down by a degree or two as it passed from Thane to Mumbai,” said Mahesh Palwat, senior meteorologist at skymetweather. Acknowledging that this could be one of the reasons for the disparity between the weather of the sister cities, city environmentalists and urban planners point out that the rampant deforestation and urbanization has further widened this gap. City-based environmentalist V Walavalkar, said, “Thane is no longer a green city. The trees and mangroves have been chopped down in the name of development and urbanization. Concrete roads and building complexes have been mushrooming in what once was a green space. The main reason for the rising temperature is the slow death of the green canopy that once helped control heat and pollution.” “The temperature may drop marginally as the winds move south, but not by three to four degrees Celsius. Even if we consider the higher humidity levels in the coastal island city it would not make this big a difference. So either there is some variation in the method of recording the temperature by the TMC and the IMD or the natural cooling system in the city has been messed with,” added a member of environmental organisation Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal.
2019-03-26Police arrests man who jumped parole - United News of India
Police arrests man who jumped parole Thane, Mar 26 (UNI) The Thane police has arrested a convict who jumped parole and was in the hiding for 13 years the police said on Tuesday. The Thane City Police PRO said that the convict Ganesh Gogavale, 37, was convicted by the Osmanabad district court holding him guilty of abduction, dacoity and extortion with respect to an offence registered with the Bhoom police station in Osmanabad way back 1998.
2019-03-26'CHiPs' actress and film industry leader Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare, deadly fungus - USA TODAY
'CHiPs' actress and film industry leader Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare, deadly fungusDenise DuBarry Hay, a film industry leader, actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and health advocate, died Saturday at 63.Post to Facebook'CHiPs' actress and film industry leader Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare, deadly fungus Denise DuBarry Hay, a film industry leader, actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and health advocate, died Saturday at 63. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2019/03/26/chips-actress-film-leader-denise-dubarry-hay-dies-deadly-fungus/3275903002/CancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's ConversationTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQsComments This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY's community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. 'CHiPs' actress and film industry leader Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare, deadly fungusBruce Fessier, Palm Springs Desert Sun Published 10:24 a.m. ET March 26, 2019 | Updated 10:26 a.m. ET March 26, 2019CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMOREDenise DuBarry Hay, owner of Wildest Greens (Photo: Andrea Carter)Denise DuBarry Hay, a renaissance woman who worked to build a film industry in the Coachella Valley, died at UCLA Medical Center Saturday afternoon after battling a deadly fungus, her husband, Bill Hay, reported. She had just turned 63.DuBarry Hay, who began her career as an actress in such TV series as "Black Sheep Squadron" and "CHiPs," and the Oscar-winning film, "Being There," made a greater mark in business, co-founding one of the leading global direct response companies, Thane International, with her third husband, Bill Hay, in their adopted hometown of La Quinta.In 1998, she was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2000 Response Magazine included her in its list of the "21 People Leading Us Into the 21st Century."DuBarry Hay was also a philanthropist especially involved in the Olive Crest nonprofit for abused and at-risk children.More: Bernie Torme, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, dead at 66More: Reports: Rising country music star Justin Carter dead in accidental shootingFilm producer Kim Waltrip, who recruited her to the Olive Crest board, said she had been aware of DuBarry Hay's health concerns for the past two months, but it didn't temper the shock of when she received the news via text message."I fell through the floor," Waltrip said. "How is this possible?"For me, she was like a very classy businesswoman. She was ahead of her time in terms of women supporting women. She always supported women. She was an entrepreneur and she was kind to everyone. She was super-ambitious and always supportive of everything everybody did. I got her involved in Olive Crest and she donated money for those houses (for the children). When Denise gets involved, she goes all-in and she hosted fundraisers at her house. She just made sure Olive Crest had everything it needed." DuBarry Hay was a founder and president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, and helped to distinguish the Coachella Valley as a separate film market from the Inland Empire for location talent scouts and producers shooting movies. She executive produced and acted in a recent movie screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, "Walk to Vegas," produced by Waltrip.Waltrip is one of many people in the film and philanthropy sectors who considered DuBarry Hay a mentor. Waltrip worked with her on another film, "Do It Or Die," that was also shown during PSIFF.Veteran director Jorn Winther, who directed and executive produced "Do It Or Die," was returning from a meeting with DuBarry Hay when he was killed in a car collision in Palm Desert in November. DuBarry Hay had produced "Do It Or Die."Movie director Jorn Winther in hat, talks to actress Denise DuBarry on far right and others on the set of "Do it or Die." (Photo: Xochitl Pena/The Desert Sun)Fellow philanthropist and marketing executive Harold Matzner said he mostly associated with DuBarry Hay through their mutual film interests. He credited her with bringing Palm Springs Women in Film and Television "to life" during her term as president."I remember her for her unbridled enthusiasm about getting a local creative project out there regardless of who was involved in making it," Matzner said. "When I talked to her originally she was concerned that Women in Film was thought of as just a Los Angeles women’s organization and she worked it hard to differentiate Palm Springs in a really different way. She made a huge difference. She made a huge difference in everything she touched."She did a terrific job with that direct marketing business. I was just discussing her going onto the film (festival) board. We never got together because she got sick."Bill and Denise Hay founded Thane International in 1990 after Denise produced an infomercial in 1987 for a video titled, "Play the Piano Overnight." She was still married to actor Gary Lockwood of the time, but she was credited with raising the production and marketing funds and helping the video sell hundreds of thousands of copies."Play the Piano Overnight" became the basis for an "Overnight Music" series for Thane. Bill handled the business end and Denise concentrated on creative endeavors, many of which were based on her personal interests, such as fitness.After selling Thane International, the Hays started Kaswit, Inc., an incubator for home and health products, including the book "Don Sullivan's Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog" and training accessories.Actress-entrepreneur Denise DuBarry Hay and daughter Whitney Hay. (Photo: Photo submitted by Kathleen Bennett)They owned a vacation rental company, Hanalei Honu Hale, near their summer home in Hawaii, and DuBarry Hay had recently opened her second yoga studio, Vikram Yoga Plus, in Palm Springs. She also owned an organic restaurant, Wildest Greens, in Palm Desert and her son, Adam Hay, ran an organic turmeric farm, Secret Beach Organics, in Hawaii.Her friend of more than 30 years, former Congresswoman Mary Bono, said she met DuBarry Hay at a celebrity tennis tournament in Hawaii around the time she married the late tennis-playing music and TV star, Sonny Bono. She said she became instant friends with DuBarry Hay and her husband recorded a "blurb" for the "Play the Piano Overnight" infomercial.They became closer after the Hays moved to the Coachella Valley and launched Thane International. Mary Bono said she admired DuBarry Hay's business and creative mind."She always had just a huge heart and soul, but she also had a really keen business sense," Bono said. "She was just brilliant and she could see future business ideas long before anybody else could. She just had the ability to create things. She's one of the kindest people at all times — under duress — and always had a positive and encouraging word for everybody at any time."Besides her husband and son, Adam, DuBarry Hay is survived by her parents Pete DuBarry and Betty DuBarry Stein and her other children, actress Samantha Lockwood , Kyle Hay, and Whitney Hay, a USC student. She has three sisters, Audrey Walter, Diana DuBarry and Suzanne DuBarry, and two grandchildren.Bill Hay said a private celebration of life will be held in April. FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPassages 2019: Stars we've lost this year FullscreenPost to FacebookPosted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The death of singer/songwriter Scott Walker, 76, was announced March 25 by his record company 4AD. In addition to making hits with the Walker Brothers like "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" and "Make It Easy on Yourself," he also released solo albums and produced movie scores and songs for other musicians. David Redfern/RedfernsFullscreenLarry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films "It's Alive" and "God Told Me To," has died March 23. He was 77. Cohen's films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult followings, spawned sequels and gained esteem for their genre reflections of contemporary social issues. Phil McCarten, APFullscreenBernie Torme, a member of Deep Purple and a hard-rocking musician, died March 17, one day before his 67th birthday. He had been on life support at a London hospital following post-flu complications. Torme is best-known for his albums with Deep Purple. He began to play with Ian Gillan and Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 1982, after Randy Rhoads – the guitarist who played on Osbourne's his first two solo albums – died in a plane crash. Kevin Nixon, Metal Hammer Magazine/Team Rock via Getty ImagesFullscreenAndre Williams, the Detroit singer whose edgy R&B songs made him a cult favorite in the 1950s and propelled a late-life career resurgence, died March 17 in Chicago. He was 82. During his lengthy career, Williams wore many hats — recording artist, stage performer, producer, songwriter, author. He was a colorful character with the nickname "Mr. Rhythm." Williams was successful as a songwriter for others, mostly notably the much-covered R&B staple "Shake a Tail Feather." Matthew SmithFullscreenDick Dale, the man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar, died March 16 at age 81. Dale played pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals in the early 1960s on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin." He liked to say it was he and not the Beach Boys who invented surf music. Some critics have said he was right. Josh Anderson, APFullscreenFormer "Love Island" contestant Mike Thalassitis, who was dubbed "Muggy Mike" while appearing on the British dating series in 2017, was found dead March 16 in a park North London, according to Metropolitan Police. He was 26. Thalassitis, a professional soccer player turned reality star, rose to fame on Season 3 of "Love Island." He later appeared on Season 4 of the British series "Celebs Go Dating" in 2018.  Joe Maher, Getty ImagesFullscreenW.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died March 15. He was 91. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books, from early works inspired by myths and legends to fiery protests against environmental destruction and the conflict in Vietnam to late meditations on age and time. Audrey McAvoy, APFullscreenVeteran singer-songwriter John Kilzer died March 12 at age 62. Kilzer’s musical career took off in the late 1980s, when he was signed to the Geffen label, releasing a pair of roots-rock records for the company. Kilzer’s songs — including the minor rock radio hit “Red Blue Jeans” — brought him exposure on MTV and television shows like “Melrose Place.” In later years, Kilzer became a minister. Jamie HarmonFullscreenFormer "Amazing Race" contestant Dr. James "Jim" Raman died March 11 at his home in South Carolina at age 42. His cause of death is not yet known. The orthodontist competed with his wife, Misti, on Season 25 of the CBS reality show in 2014. The couple, appearing as the Married Dentists, finishing in second place. CBS Photo Archive, CBS via Getty ImagesFullscreenHal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music’s most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” died March 11 of natural causes. He was 90. Some accounts have Blaine playing on 35,000 songs, but he believed that around 6,000 was more accurate, still making him a strong contender for the most recorded drummer in history.  Kevork Djansezian, APFullscreenJed Allan, soap opera star known for his roles in "Days of Our Lives," "Beverly Hills, 90210," and "Santa Barbara," died March 9  in Palm Desert, California. Allan was 84. Ron Galella/WireImageFullscreenLuke Perry, the beloved "Beverly Hills, 90210" breakout for his role as "Dylan McKay," died March 4, days after suffering a massive stroke. The actor, 52, most recently starred in TV's "Riverdale," playing Fred Andrews, dad of comic-book character Archie Andrews. Willy Sanjuan, Invision/APFullscreenKeith Flint, the snarly-voiced, pointy-haired frontman of electronic dance band The Prodigy, was found dead March 4 at his home near London, bandmate Liam Howlett confirmed via Instagram. He was 49. TORBEN CHRISTENSEN, EPA-EFEFullscreenJanice Freeman, the powerhouse singer who wowed Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson with her blind audition on "The Voice," died March 2. The Season 13 star, who inspired fans with her personal story of surviving cervical cancer and coping with lupus, died from pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. She was 33. Michael Kovac, Getty Images for COTAFullscreenNathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died at age 80. Taylor died Feb. 27 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a heart attack. Taylor’s character, Rollo, was the sidekick to Lamont Sanford, played by actor Demond Wilson, and often drew the skepticism of TV patriarch Fred Sanford. Bobby Bank, Getty ImagesFullscreenAndre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop ‘n’ blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Feb. 28. He was 89. Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. He was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won four. Besides “My Fair Lady,” his Oscar-winning orchestrations included “Gigi” (1958), “Porgy and Bess” (1959) and “Irma La Douce” (1963).  URS FLUEELER, APFullscreenLisa Sheridan, known for her roles on the television series "Halt and Catch Fire" and "Invasion," died Feb. 25 at age 44, according to reports. Sheridan's career spanned two decades and included acting credits on "Legacy," "Scandal," "Journeyman" and "NCIS." VPC uploadFullscreenSinger-songwriter Mark Hollis, frontman of 1980s British new wave band Talk Talk, died Feb. 25 at the age of 64 after a short illness. Talk Talk formed in 1981 and had hits in several countries with songs including "It's My Life" – covered by No Doubt in 2003 – and  "Life's What You Make it."  Martyn Goodacre, Getty ImagesFullscreenCountry Music Hall of Famer Mac Wiseman died Feb. 24 at the age of 93. Wiseman worked as a disc jockey, promoter and record executive; recorded more than 65 albums; helped found the Country Music Association and served as its first treasurer; received a National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship; and influenced greats like Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Alison Krauss. Larry McCormack / The TennesseanFullscreenActress Katherine Helmond, best known for her work in "Who's the Boss?" and "Soap," died Feb. 23 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89. Helmond played mother Mona Robinson on the ABC sitcom "Who’s the Boss?," which ran from 1984 to 1992. From 1977 to 1981, she played Jessica Tate on the soap-opera spoof series "Soap." She won Golden Globe awards in 1981 and 1989 for her roles on both shows. Handout, Getty ImagesFullscreenClark James Gable III, host of the reality TV show "Cheaters" and grandson of late Academy Award-winning actor Clark Gable, died Feb. 22 at a Dallas hospital. He was 30. The medical examiner's office didn't immediately indicate the cause and manner of death, but it was not considered suspicious. Gable had hosted "Cheaters," a syndicated show features confrontations with people suspected of being unfaithful, since 2012.  APFullscreenComedian and actor Brody Stevens, 48, died Feb. 22. Stevens appeared in the movies "Jesus Is Magic," "Due Date," "The Hangover" (as a dismissive police officer) and "The Hangover Part II." He was a fixture on the Los Angeles comedy club circuit including at the Comedy Store. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office determined the cause of death as suicide. Mitchell Zachs, APFullscreen(Far right) Beverley Owen, the actress best known for originating the character Marilyn on the sitcom "The Munsters," died of ovarian cancer on Feb. 21 at age 81. The Iowa native appeared on 13 episodes of the beloved 1960s comedy, which centered on a sweet family of lovable monsters, including versions of Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and the Wolfman — or, in that case, Wolfboy. She left the show to marry writer and producer Jon Stone. FileFullscreenDirector Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, died Feb. 21 of heart failure. He was 94. Donen was behind such unforgettable scenes as Gene Kelly dancing with an animated Jerry the mouse in "Anchors Aweigh," Fred Astaire's gravity-defying spin across the ceiling in "Royal Wedding," and, the all-time triumph, Kelly ecstatically splashing about as he performs the title number in "Singin' in the Rain." HAL GARB, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenPeter Tork, bassist and singer for 1960s rock band the Monkees, died on Feb. 21 at age 77. Tork's Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz confirmed Tork's death on Twitter, writing that he was "heartbroken" over the news.  Along with Dolenz, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith, Tork was a founding member of the pop group that was formed for the television sitcom of the same name. With hits including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Daydream Believer," the Monkees were one of the highest-charting acts of the late '60s. Matthew Eisman, Getty ImagesFullscreenFred Foster – a Nashville music legend who helped launch the careers of Dolly Parton and Roy Orbison and founded Monument Records – died Feb. 20 at age 87. His singular, 60-year career – as a producer, songwriter and label owner – was celebrated in grand fashion in 2016, when Foster was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Introducing Parton to the world is just the start of Foster’s accomplishments. He did the same with Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, recognizing each artist’s inimitable gift and bringing it to the forefront of their sound. Larry McCormack / The TennesseanFullscreenActor Vinny Vella, known for his role in the 1995 film "Casino" and other gangster movies, died on Feb. 20 at age 72 from liver cancer, his son, Vinny Vella Jr., confirmed to USA TODAY.Vella acted alongside Robert De Niro in "Casino" and in the 2002 film "Analyze That." Vella also starred in the TV series "The Sopranos" from 1999 to 2004. Michael Loccisano, Getty ImagesFullscreenGerman-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died Feb. 19 in Paris. Known for his trademark white ponytail, starched collar, sunglasses and fingerless gloves – not to mention his controversial remarks – he oversaw iconic houses like Chanel and Fendi.  FRANCOIS GUILLOT, AFP/Getty ImagesFullscreenLee Radziwill, the fashionable socialite and sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, died on Feb. 15 at age 85. Radziwill, who was born Caroline Lee Bouvier, was the younger sister of former first lady Jackie and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. But, the fashion icon, who was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1996 and gallivanted with the likes of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol, will forever be remembered for her style. Lee and Jackie were bona fide "It girls" in the 1960s. USATFullscreenSwiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," died Feb. 16 in Zurich. He was 77. Ganz, a prominent figure in the German-language theater world, shifted into movies in the 1970s, appearing in Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu" and Wenders' "The American Friend" among others. In one of his more recent appearances, he starred as Sigmund Freund in "The Tobacconist," released in 2018r. JUAN HERRERO, EPA-EFEFullscreenW.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, died Feb. 12 at age 89. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, was himself a military veteran who enlisted in the Army when he was just shy of 17 and later served in the Korean War. He wrote more than 200 books under W.E.B. Griffin and various other names and sold millions of copies. His many popular series included "Badge of Honor," ''Clandestine Operations" and "Presidential Agent." Tom ClancyFullscreenBetty Ballantine, the younger half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," died Feb. 12. She was 99 and had been in declining health. Richard Ballantine/Courtesy of Kathy Ballantine via APFullscreenJan-Michael Vincent, star of the hit series "Airwolf" and '80s hunk, died Feb. 10 in Asheville, N.C. He was 73. Vincent acted in a number of feature films, sharing the screen with the likes of John Wayne, Rock Hudson, and Charles Bronson, and appeared in episodes of iconic shows "Lassie," "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke." He made headlines as the highest-paid American television actor, receiving $200,000 an episode during the filming of "Airwolf."  Associated PressFullscreenBritish actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from “Tom Jones” to “Skyfall,” died Feb. 7 at the age of 82, here in a scene from "A Man of No Importance." Finney was nominated five times for Oscars, for “Tom Jones,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” ″The Dresser,” ″Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich,” though he never won. In later years he brought authority to big-budget and high-grossing action movies, including the James Bond thriller “Skyfall” and two of the Bourne films. He also won hearts as Daddy Warbucks in “Annie.” NONEFullscreenBob Massi, a Nevada lawyer and Fox News legal analyst, died Feb. 6 after a battle with cancer at age 67. Massi served as a real estate attorney and hosted "Bob Massi Is the Property Man," which aired on Fox News and Fox Business. He also appeared for regular segments on "Fox & Friends."  Photo courtesy Fox NewsFullscreenIzzy Young, who in 1961 organized the first New York concert by Bob Dylan and devoted decades of his life supporting folk music, died Feb. 4 at age 90 in Sweden. Young was a big name in folk music _ Dylan, a regular visitor at his New York music shop, the Folklore Center, once called it “the citadel of Americana folk music.” Young moved to Sweden in 1973 and reopened his store there. Markus Adler, APFullscreen"Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died Feb. 3 at age 52. The cause of his death is not yet known. St. John had played the character of Neil Winters since 1991 on the long-running CBS daytime soap opera. He was nominated nine times for Daytime Emmy Awards, and won 10 NAACP Image Awards. Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images for NAACPFullscreenNeal James, who appeared on Animal Planet’s "Call of the Wildman," died Feb. 1 at 55. The coroner's office said James died of natural causes, but that he had been battling heart issues. James was known as “The Banjo Man” on the reality TV series, which ran from 2011 to 2014. NBC, NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesFullscreenHarold Bradley, the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, famed guitarist and cog in the family that led the ascent of country music in Nashville, died Jan. 31. He was 93. Bradley's rhythm guitar work was featured on iconic songs by superstar artists including Eddy Arnold, Brenda Lee and Ray Price, and on hits such as "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette. Shauna Bittle / The TennesseanFullscreenDick Miller, a prolific screen actor best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film "Gremlins," died Jan. 30 at age 90. Miller's career spanned more than 60 years and included hundreds of screen appearances, including “The ‘Burbs,” “Fame” and "The Terminator." Bobby Bank, WireImageFullscreenTwo-time Grammy Award-winning R&B singer James Ingram, known for his hit songs "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways," died Jan. 29 at age 66. His cause of death was not released.  Charley Gallay, Getty Images For UNICEFFullscreenOscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the '60s romance "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, died Jan. 26 at age 86. Laurent Cipriani, APFullscreen"Top Chef" alumna Fatima Ali died Jan. 25 at the age of 29. Ali was diagnosedwith a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma, shortly after competing on Season 15 of "Top Chef" in Colorado. Ali finished seventh on the cooking reality competition and was voted fan favorite. Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesFullscreenJonas Mekas, the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23. He was 96. Charles Sykes/Invision/APFullscreenComedian and writer Kevin Barnett, who co-created the Fox series "Rel," died Jan. 22 at the age of 32. His cause of death is not yet confirmed.  Bryan BedderFullscreenJames Frawley, a director of scores of TV and film projects – from "The Monkees" to “The Muppet Movie” – died Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Wells, California, at age 82. His wife, Cynthia Frawley, said he fell and had a heart attack.  SubmittedFullscreenAuthor and humorist Russell Baker died Jan. 21 from complications of a fall. He was 93. Baker won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and for a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood, “Growing Up.”  Marty Lederhandler, APFullscreenKaye Ballard, a decorated Broadway veteran and actress who appeared in "The Mothers-In-Law" and "The Doris Day Show," died Jan. 21 night at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, at 93. Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun FullscreenCharacter actor Merwin Goldsmith died Jan. 21 at his home in New York City. Goldsmith appeared in the Broadway plays "Me and My Girl," "Rex," and "Dirty Linen" and had TV and movie roles in "The Good Wife," "Law and Order," "The Hurricane," and "Rounders," "It Could Happen to You," and "Quiz Show," among others. Hebrew Memorial ChapelFullscreenMaxine Brown Russell, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015 as part of sibling trio The Browns, died in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Jan. 21 from complications of heart and kidney disease. 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2019-03-26"No cemetery, no vote", Mumbai's Christian voters warn ahead of polls - Sight Magazine
"No cemetery, no vote", Mumbai's Christian voters warn ahead of polls 27 March 2019 India will hold a general election from 11th April and campaigning is now in full swing, with job security, hardship among rural communities and tackling terrorism the key talking points so far. Christians total 2.3 per cent of India's 1.3 billion population, and an estimated 900,000 of the community live in the country's financial capital Mumbai and its satellite cities, according to Christian associations. Mumbai Christians want to get their voices heard and add burial grounds to the list of election topics. "We are going to meet the candidates and make a strong pitch for burial grounds," Kasber Augustine, a member of the Bombay Catholic Sabha told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The community's members met at the weekend to discuss the problem and on Tuesday launched the #NoCemeteryNoVote hashtag to help publicise their demands. "The community has no option but to bury one body over the other. We do shroud burials now to save space," Augustine said. There are six public cemeteries in Mumbai and three in its neighbouring district of Thane, considered a Mumbai suburb. To make effective use of space, the community uses shrouds instead of wood coffins, digs out the remains after about two years once the body is decomposed. The remains are deposited into miniature vaults, but their numbers are also running low. Community members said that bodies are rarely decomposed when another comes for burial, leading to an unpleasant experience for family members who see the remains of their loved ones juggled to make space. "You don't have a dignified living. And then you don't have a dignified death," said Dolphy D'souza, former national vice-president of the All India Catholic Union. With a population of about 18 million, overcrowding is an everyday affair in Mumbai - from packed trains, traffic congestion and cramped housing. In death, people should get peace and space, said Christian community's members, adding that previous promises made by authorities to provide more cemetery space had not been kept. Parliamentarian Rajan Vichare of regional party Shiv Sena that controls the civic bodies of Mumbai and Thane said work on a new burial ground in Thane was nearing completion. "Nothing happens overnight. It will be ready in another six months. I will be mentioning this during my election speeches," said Vichare, who will be contesting the elections this year.
2019-03-26For Thane’s Christian voters, lack of burial grounds for community a hot poll issue - The Indian Express
For Thane’s Christian voters, lack of burial grounds for community a hot poll issue Published: March 26, 2019 9:14:53 am The space constraint has led to bodies being buried in clothes, instead of a coffin, and four feet under, instead of the traditional six feet. Christian voters in Thane say they will vote for the candidate who promises to address the shortage of burial space for the community. The lack of burial grounds has become a hot button issue for the two lakh Christians in the district after the Vartak Nagar police filed an FIR against the parishioners of the Our Lady of Mercy Church for burying a 95-year-old man in a public space. On March 20, Jessiah Rayan (95) was buried in an open land near the Our Lady of Mercy Church in Majiwada village. The police registered an FIR against his son Justin Ryan and over 15 other parishioners by the Thane Municipal Corporation. “Jessiah was a well-respected man who had fought in the freedom struggle and had been an ex-serviceman too. In his letter to the police, intimating about the burial procedure, Justin said that we wanted him to be buried with respect,” said Melwyn Fernandes, a social activist from Thane. “The condition of the burial space in Thane is really poor. In the cemetery near Teen Hath Naka more than three bodies are buried in the same spot despite the encouragement of shroud burial by the churches. There is just no space and all we have been hearing is that we will get space,” Kasber Augustine, another resident from Thane, said. He added, “The problem is though the population of Christians has grown, amenities for us haven’t. The cemetery in Hanuman Nagar is difficult to reach, because of the over 200 steps and even that space is encroached and graves are vandalised.” Kasber, who is also the head of Thane Citizens Foundation, wrote to the Prime Minister about the issue. “I felt that he should know about the sorry state of the country’s citizens even in death. In order to bury one’s loved one, money has to be shelled out, something that not everyone can do,” he said.
2019-03-26'A double-edged sword': Mumbai pollution 'perfect' for flamingos - The Guardian
'A double-edged sword': Mumbai pollution 'perfect' for flamingos Fri 29 Mar 2019 02.05 GMT There is an air of anxious excitement among the urban professionals and tourists on board our 24-seater motorboat as we enter Thane Creek. A chorus of “oohs” and “aahs” breaks out as we spot the visions in pink we came to see – hundreds of flamingos listlessly bobbing in the murky green water – followed by the furious clicking of cameras. Then, almost as one, the birds skim the water and take off in sync. “They always stay together,” says Prathamesh Desai, who has been organising birding excursions in the city for seven years. “They are an extremely gregarious species.” These birds have begun congregating in India’s largest city in astonishing numbers. A count in January this year found 120,000 flamingos in the city – three times their highest population in at least four decades. “Flamingos began migrating to Mumbai in the 1980s and 1990s,” says Rahul Khot, assistant director of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), one of the oldest scientific institutions in India. “Records show that since then their numbers have hovered between 30,000 and 40,000 each season.” Of the six species of flamingos in the world, it is the greater flamingo (taller, with a black-tipped pink bill) and the near-threatened lesser flamingo (shorter, with a dark crimson bill) that are found in India. The birds arrive in Mumbai from the north-west, from Kutch in Gujarat and Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. Smaller numbers of the birds are believed to fly in from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Israel. Some are thought to come from as far as France. In Mumbai most settle in Thane Creek, home to around 200 species of birds. They can also be spotted on smaller wetlands such as those at NRI colony and TS Chanakya. Last May the BNHS embarked upon its first formal survey of the flamingos in Thane Creek as part of a 10-year study of wading birds. While Khot feels it is premature to speculate on the cause of the huge spike in the flamingo population, the birds’ polluted habitat appears to hold clues. Thane Creek has become a dumping ground for untreated domestic sewage and industrial effluents from the city – and one of the best sites to spot large flamingo congregations in Mumbai is near the Bhandup water treatment plant. “It is a well-studied phenomenon in nature that one species’ waste is food for the other,” says Debi Goenka, BNHS honorary secretary. “The sewage in the creek promotes biological growth of blue-green algae, which is food for the flamingo.” Sunjoy Monga, a naturalist and author of the book Birds of Mumbai, says the creek may have reached “what one might call perfect levels of pollution”: “Over the years the industrial discharge dispelled by the industries of the Sewri Bay may have warmed the water. The nitrate and phosphate levels in the creek water are just right for the prolific growth of the algae.” Although alarmed by the high levels of pollution in the creek, Monga says a pristine habitat would deprive flamingos of food and drive them away. “This phenomenon is called edge nature,” he says. “Here, wilderness merges with human impact and some species are able to thrive in it. It’s a double-edged sword.” He also believes “drought-like conditions” in the wetlands of Kutch are the specific reason the flamingos have migrated to Mumbai in such large numbers. But in this fast-changing city, the flamingos are already being moved on. A former flamingo hotspot, the Uran wetlands, has been recently reclaimed to make way for a new airport. Meanwhile, the ongoing construction of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link – a 22km sea bridge that cuts across mangroves and mudflats to Navi Mumbai – means flamingos no longer flock in such numbers to Sewri Bay, which lies between Thane Creek and the Arabian Sea. Last month clearance was given to India’s first bullet train to pass through the creek’s protected flamingo sanctuary. Goenka says the continued dumping of sewage and waste into the creek will eventually drive the flamingos out. “The dumping of sewage and construction debris in the creek is causing the expansion of the mudflats and surrounding mangroves,” he says. “At the moment it’s a great situation for the birds, but this continued expansion will cause the creek to dry up. Then there won’t be any mangroves or mudflats … and definitely no flamingos.” Follow Guardian Cities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to join the discussion, catch up on our best stories or sign up for our weekly newsletter • This article was amended 27 March 2019. We should have said Sewri Bay was located between Thane Creek and the Arabian Sea, not the Indian Ocean.
2019-03-26Thane locals wait for hearing with TMC over cluster development scheme - DNA India
Thane locals wait for hearing with TMC over cluster development scheme Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 06:40 AM IST While the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is busy surveying six areas in Thane to implement the cluster development scheme (CDS), there are some Thanekars, who are still awaiting a meeting with the civic body. These residents are the ones, who had raised objections and made some suggestions after the TMC announced the scheme in 2018. These locals have not yet received an answer from the authorities. It has been 10 months since the Thane municipal corporation (TMC) announced the cluster development scheme (CDS) for 44 locations in the city. The civic body also placed advertisements in the local newspaper on May 5, 2018. It asked residents to register their objections and suggestions within 30 days of the announcement. "I raised my objection and after 30 days they were to call me for a hearing to answer the questions raised. But it is March 2019 and I am still waiting for the hearing," Rajiv Datta, an active resident from Thane, said. Some of the issues raised by Datta include – getting a copy of the government regulation (GR) as well as the impact assessment report of CDS submitted in Bombay High Court) in Marathi. "The GR and the report are in English and everybody in Thane does not know English," he added. Even Nitin Deshpande, another resident is waiting to hear from the TMC. "There is a law that whenever a municipal corporation advertises in newspapers asking for people's suggestions and objections, it is their lawful duty to grant us a hearing. In spite of raising objections about CDS, no one has called me yet for the hearing," he adds. When contacted, Sandip Malvi, public relations officer, TMC, said that they will have a hearing after the complete list of eligible residents for CDS is published. "We are uploading the list of the beneficiaries under the scheme. And, if people raise objections about it, we will give them a hearing," he said.
2019-03-26Muslim votes deciding factor in dozen seats - Deccan Herald
Muslim votes deciding factor in dozen seats updated: Mar 26 2019, 23:31pm ist Muslim community votes will play a key role in the elections to at least a dozen constituencies of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra.    Of the 11.24 crore population of the state, Muslims comprise nearly 1.30 crore. And their presence is strong in the six constituencies of the commercial capital — Mumbai South,  Mumbai South Central, Mumbai North Central, Mumbai North East, Mumbai North West and Mumbai North.  Besides, in Thane district, Thane and Bhiwandi have a sizable Muslim population. Other constituencies include Aurangabad Parbhani and Latur in Marathwada region, Dhule in Khandesh-North Maharashtra and Akola in Vidarbha.  All these seats are currently controlled by the BJP-Shiv Sena saffron alliance. However, between 2014 and 2019, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. While the Congress-NCP has formed a 56-party alliance, the Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh and Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM have joined hands to form the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and have fielded candidates in all seats. Community leaders, speaking to DH, said that Muslims would vote decisively this time. "At one point, a stalwart like Congress leader late A R Antulay was a member from Maharashtra. We want a leader of his stature in Parliament again," a senior community leader said. Maulana Syed Athar Ali, president of All India Ulema Association and a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said that the representation of Muslims is poor. "It appears that we are born to give votes and not take votes," he said, adding that political parties were taking Muslims for granted. "All parties have engaged in lip service as far as Muslims are concerned...and we have been living with it," said Rehan Maqbool, a retired teacher based in Mumbai. He also added that the BJP interpreting Islamic laws as per its convenience was not a healthy trend.  "As far as Maharashtra is concerned, one of the long pending demands is reservation in jobs.  In Maharashtra, we have 68% reservation, but Muslims who are majorly economically backward, have not got reservation. We are not against reservation to others, but the point is that we also need reservation," said Mumbai-based journalist and activist Aijaz Ahmed Ansari. If one looks at the candiates' list so far, the BJP and Sena have not fielded any Muslim face. While the Congress had fielded Hidayat Patel from Akola, AIMIM legislator Imtiaz Jaleel will contest from Aurangabad. In Rajya Sabha, the Congress and NCP have one member each from Muslim community — Husain Dalwai and Majeed Memon, respectively.  Ansari said that the representation of Muslims in the 288-member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is not appreciable. "We have seven Muslim MLAs — four from Congress, two from AIMIM and one from NCP," he said.
2019-03-26Maria Susairaj named in 7 complaints of cheating with her partner - Bangalore Mirror
Maria Susairaj named in 7 complaints of cheating with her partner Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 08:11 IST Maria Susairaj and Paromita Chakraborty shared the apartments where meetings with their victims took place in ThaneBy Raju Shinde and Vinay Dalvi The Kannada starlet – who served jail term in connection with the murder of TV executive Neeraj Grover in 2008 – has been named in seven complaints of cheating in Thane and Mumbai with her partner Paromita Chakraborty. Kannada starlet Maria Susairaj, who served a jail term in connection with the sensational murder of a television executive in 2008, is now on the run from the Mumbai and Thane police in multiple cases of cheating, forgery and intimidation. Maria -- along with her partners Paromita Chakraborty and Anita Vedpathak -- has been named in seven complaints. Maria’s anticipatory bail in one of the cases registered against her in Thane was rejected by the Bombay High Court in January this year and she has been on the run ever since. Maria – whose dream to make it big in Bollywood was derailed when her boyfriend, naval officer Emile Jerome Mathew, killed TV executive Neeraj Grover in her presence – met Paromita and Anita while serving time in Byculla jail. Paromita was in jail for cheating Sandhya Mishra, an Oshiwara housewife whose apartment she had rented, of Rs 2.5 crore. She borrowed the sum on the pretext of paying off income tax officials to get assets worth Rs 30-40 crore de-frozen. Mishra was promised her money would be returned with interest. Anita was in jail for stealing signed cheques worth Rs 50 crore from the offices of Angel Broking Limited in MIDC, Andheri (east). The three got along famously in the jail and remained friends after Susairaj’s term ended and the other two were released on bail. In all seven complaints lodged against the trio, Paromita posed as former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s daughter and Anita as a power-broker. In each case, the trio would either offer crores of rupees in easy loans to its victims or lure them into a partnership in a business venture with promise of big profits. Maria and Paromita shared the apartments in Thane where meetings with the victims took place. In all seven complaints, victims have mentioned Maria’s presence when deals were discussed. Police now have in their possession several of Maria and Paromita’s pictures, some of them clicked on holidays across the country. Among the trio’s earliest victims was Kamal Jain, a partner in a jewellery business in JJ Marg area. According to the complaint filed by Jain at the JJ Marg police station Maria, Paromita and Anita bought jewellery from his store on multiple occasions in 2013. While they paid for some of their purchases, the three did not clear bills worth Rs 88 lakh. When Jain began asking for the money, he began receiving threats from various quarters. On one such occasion, a history sheeter from Ahmedabad visited his store and asked him to “settle the matter with the three women.” On another occasion, a man posing as a police officer visited the shop and repeated what the history sheeter had earlier communicated and warned Jain that he should not file a police complaint. “Paromita was introduced to me by constable Pratibha Mhatre of the Byculla women’s prison, who was my old customer,” Jain has said in his police complaint, alluding to the three women’s connections in the police department. Jain later learnt that Maria and Paromita have a cheating case registered against them in Vadodara in Gujarat, where they accepted money from several people for Haj pilgrimage and then one day just vanished with all the money.
2019-03-26Trade unions oppose state’s move allowing builders to keep surplus land - Times of India
Trade unions oppose state’s move allowing builders to keep surplus land Mar 26, 2019, 08:42 IST MUMBAI: The state government has signed consent terms with builders in the Supreme Court, allowing them to retain land they were to surrender for public housing under the now defunct Urban Land (Ceilings and Regulation) Act (ULCRA). The apex court will hear the matter on March 27 even as trade unions prepare to intervene and challenge the agreement between the state and MCHICREDAI, a body representing developers. The Trade Union Joint Action Committee, representing 40 big trade unions in the state, and Nivara Abhiyan, alleged that the state wants to favour land-holders. The government is banking on recommendations of a twomember committee headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, which said the state need not acquire surplus land from builders. Instead, the panel suggested builders pay a one-time premium to the state. The committee said the state could earn Rs12,000 crore revenue by allowing builders to retain their surplus lands reserved for public housing. On November 16, 2018, the state cabinet accepted the Srikrishna report and decided to seek SC’s approval for it. In a legal notice sent to the state this month, Vishwas Utagi, co-convener, Trade Unions Joint Action Committee, said: “Recommendations of the committee are perverse and contrary to provisions of law and are aimed at defeating the full bench order which did not allow state government to favour land holders. These developers are actually liable to be severely punished for violating terms of exemption of Section 20(1) of ULCRA Act 1976.” The notice said many pending litigations pertaining to these violations would be defeated due to the consent terms. These include matters related to the Kansai Nerolac Paints land at Thane, the L&T land at Powai where BMC issued a stop-work notice for violation of ULCRA (L&T challenged it in HC) and redevelopment of factory land at Vikhroli by Godrej and Boyce (matter before Bandra ULC). There is also a dispute over surplus land of Pfizer at Turbhe. In Thane, police had initiated criminal proceedings against some builders for fraud and cheating with ULC lands. In Bhandup, workers of Ceat Ltd initiated proceedings against the company for redeveloping part of ULC land. Similarly, workers of Deve Paints in Thane initiated proceedings against the company and developer for “illegal development” and workers of W G Forging and Allied Products, Manpada, Thane, started proceedings against the company and developer for “illegal redevelopment.” In a recent development, workers from 42 mills have written to the government that they be given a small portion of this land so they can build houses under the self-development scheme. They have said the state could just give the subsidy it gives to all housing schemes on mill lands for textile workers. But the government wants to resolve these disputes by giving up its claim on surplus lands by charging the premium. With this money, the government could build over one lakh affordable tenements. The Srikrishna panel recommended these tenements be 400 sq ft to 800 sq ft in size. In Mumbai, the panel said the government can expect Rs1,229 crore by surrendering its claim. There are 131 incomplete schemes in Mumbai, where 5% of private lands were reserved for public housing and were to be handed over by landowners. Till 2012, the state had acquired 262 acres of excess land in the city over 30 years but granted exemptions for 1,851 acres. In 2014, Bombay high court held developers and landowners cannot escape liability despite ULCRA’s repeal in 2007. The HC empowered the state to recover excess land for public housing. Many builders and Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry had moved court saying the state cannot take excess land as the law no longer exists. Builders then moved SC, which stayed the HC order.
2019-03-26Raymond forays into real estate sector - Economic Times
Raymond forays into real estate sector Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 10.16 AM IST Textile major Raymond is venturing into real estate development business and has started a new division Raymond Realty to drive its growth plans in this segment. The company owns nearly 125 acre contiguous land parcel at Thane’s Cadbury Junction and is looking to monetize it through its new business venture. For its maiden real estate development project, the branded apparel major has carved out a 20-acre land parcel of the total land holding and will be developing a nearly 3 million sq ft residential project on it. “Given the historical land bank we have, we have decided to enter into real estate development on our own. This is the best option available with us to enhance the shareholders’ value. We are also open to other options that would help in value creation and maximize the returns for all stakeholders,” K Mukund Raj, president & CEO - Real Estate business at Raymond, told ET. In October 2010, Raymond reached an out-of-court settlement with its labour union representing nearly 2,000 employees at the Thane unit. The labour union received total compensation worth Rs 313 crore in lieu of giving its consent for real estate development on the land that used to house Raymond’s textile unit until then. The settlement provided clearances from the government bodies to Raymond for a real estate project on the land that housed its flagship textile factory since 1925. As part of its first project to be spread over 20 acres, Raymond Realty will be developing total 3,000 residential units across 10 towers. Each of these 42-storey towers will house 2 bedroom apartments with carpet area configuration of 510 sq ft and 630 sq ft in aspirational category. The project will also offer around 5 acres of central landscape green area along with hundreds of trees, Mukund Raj explained. It has already received around 450 applications for these apartments through soft launch of the project for its employees and their families. According to property consultants, current property prices in the vicinity range between Rs 10,000 and Rs 14,000 per sq ft. The company has already received all the requisite permissions for the project that is expected to be completed over the next 5-7 years in phases. It is planning to launch premium segment apartments with larger configurations after 6-9 months. In 2012, Raymond had initiated talks with a local real estate developer in Thane to sell a 9.4-acre plot. This was the first plot out of the large land parcel to go on the block, but the deal fell through as the buyer was not able to raise funds for the transaction. Given the high land prices and saturation in Mumbai, several city developers have stepped into the neighbouring Thane city in the past few years. Many large developers, including Hiranandani Constructions, Lodha Developers, Wadhwa Group, Runwal Group, Rustomjee and Tata Housing, are already executing realty projects here and the city continues to attract more of them. Last year, realty developer Kalpataru emerged as the highest bidder for 8-acre land parcel of Mondelez India, or former Cadbury India, on Thane’s Pokharan Road 1 with its bid price of Rs 282 crore.
2019-03-26Indian Property Tycoon Oberoi Says Liquidity Squeeze Could Re-Shape Industry - Bloomberg
Indian Property Tycoon Oberoi Says Liquidity Squeeze Could Re-Shape Industry March 26, 2019, 8:13 AM Tycoon Vikas Oberoi says a liquidity squeeze may help to reshape India’s property industry. Scarcer financing, combined with tighter government oversight of the sector in recent years, may help to clear away some “fly-by-night” firms and foster consolidation, according to the chairman of Oberoi Realty Ltd. relates to Indian Property Tycoon Oberoi Says Liquidity Squeeze Could Re-Shape Industry Vikas OberoiPhotographer: Joshua Navalkar via Oberoi Realty Ltd. Defaults last year by IL&FS group triggered a crisis among shadow lenders, putting the squeeze on borrowers including home builders. The fallout from the saga may help firms such as Oberoi, the nation’s third-biggest listed developer, to expand shares of a fragmented market. “The money will now be available to only credible developers,” Oberoi, 49, said in an interview in Mumbai. “It’s a huge positive.” Debt concerns have pushed funding costs for non-bank lenders to multi-year highs in recent weeks, casting a shadow over the Indian economy ahead of the nation’s election. India’s property industry has been reeling for years from the economic shock of the government withdrawing high-value rupee notes from circulation in 2016 and imposing a sales tax the following year. The sector has seen sluggish sales, mounting inventories and falling prices. Tighter regulation took effect in 2016 and 2017. Other highlights from the interview: Oberoi, which builds luxury homes and is constructing Mumbai’s first Ritz Carlton, plans so-called affordable homes selling for about $150,000 each. In the Mumbai suburb of Thane, such dwellings may be about 600 square feet (56 square meters) in size, while in another suburb, Borivali, micro apartments as small as 300 square feet are a possibility. Company may sell a REIT in 2020 or 2021 once its commercial property assets reach about $300 million. Oberoi plans to secure more land through auctions and bankruptcy proceedings. Company won’t take over unfinished projects from other developers because it prefers to stick to its own designs and processes.
2019-03-26Feeling the heat: Thaneites sweat it out at 40.9 Celsius - Times of India
Feeling the heat: Thaneites sweat it out at 40.9 Celsius Mar 27, 2019, 04:44 IST THANE: Residents from the lake city will have to sweat it out for another two more days as weather officials have predicted that the heat wave will continue till Wednesday. The maximum and minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 40.9 degrees Celsius and 28.1 degrees Celsius on Monday. While the onset of summer has led to a rise in the maximum and minimum temperatures in the city in the past, this time the temperature has shot up by over six degrees Celsius. While the maximum temperature had risen from 37.7 degrees on Saturday to 40.6 degrees on Sunday, the temperature shot up to 40.9 degrees Celsius on Monday. Even the minimum temperature rose to 24.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday and it shot up to 26.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday and 28.1 degrees Celsius on Monday. “The heat wave took has taken us by surprise. Travelling across the city on a motorcycle was unbearable. My eyes went dry and I had to remove my lens because of the irritation. The scarf I was wearing could not keep the heat away and it felt like the peak of summer. I will carry my sunglasses everywhere henceforth,” said Waghbil resident Smruti G. Meanwhile, weather officials have asserted that the ongoing heat wave is a result of the extremely hot winds blowing over north Maharashtra coastal areas from the north and north east. The officials have said that residents will get slight relief from the heat by Wednesday. Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at Skymet weather, said, “The anti-cyclonic activity in south Pakistan region seems to have intensified the hot winds blowing over Thane and Mumbai from South Rajasthan, Gujarat and West MP. As the temperatures have crossed the normal levels by over six degrees Celsius, it is definitely a heat wave. However, we expect the winds to change back to the westerly winds from the Arabian Sea, which will drop the temperatures in the next 48 hours.” “While the sultry climate will turn comparatively cooler by March 27-28, the temperature is expected to be marginally above normal over the next three months. This will increase the possibility of more heat waves this summer,” he said.
2019-03-25Couple gets a refund for itinerary changes - Mumbai Mirror
Couple gets a refund for itinerary changes Updated: Mar 25, 2019, 06:00 IST Arjun Ferrao and Asha had paid Rs 1.60 lakh for a Mauritius tour The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) has upheld a Thane consumer forum's decision directing Kesari Tours Pvt Ltd to refund Rs 40,000 to a Thane-based couple who alleged that the travel company deprived them of some important tourist locations during a 2016 tour to Mauritius. Dismissing the appeal filed by Kesari Tours, a popular company offering packaged tours to foreign destinations, Justice AP Bhangale, and Dr SK Kakade of the SCDRC in their March 14 order said, "In our view also, when the itinerary was fixed prior to the tour for which payments were advanced and accepted, the change or rescheduling of the programme itself may amount to deficiency in service, if that was done contrary to the wishes of the tourists as well as complainants." "As a tour operator, it is the duty of the person operating the tour to enquire beforehand in respect of holidays, if any, for the particular destination so that programme can be fixed appropriately beforehand," the commission's order said. The order said, "No unilateral change in schedule without proper intimation would be permissible in such cases as change itself may lead to mental harassment of the tourists travelling on the tour." The SCDRC declined to interfere with the Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum's refund order. The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum had on May 23, 2017 directed Kesari Tours to refund a sum of Rs 30,000 by June 30, 2017 failing which interest at 9 per cent per annum would be levied from July 1, 2017 till realisation. The forum also awarded a compensation of Rs 5,000 for mental harassment and Rs 5,000 towards litigation costs payable by June 30, 2017 failing which interest would be levied at 9 per cent per annum from July 1, 2017 till realisation. Arjun Ferrao and his wife Asha Patil had paid a sum of Rs 1.60 lakh to Kesari Tours for a five-day and four-night packaged tour of Mauritius from May 18, 2016 to May 22, 2016. The day-two itinerary included a tour of Port Louis town but some part of the itinerary was rescheduled to Day 5 when the group was to visit Cassela Bird Park. However, the tour leader said the Cassela Bird Park is closed on Sundays and hence the group could not visit sightseeing points such as the Port Louis Mosque, the High Court building, Port Louis Theatre, French Colonial building, and Caudan Waterfront which was part of Day 2 itinerary. Asha Patil argued that despite knowing that the Cassela Bird Park is shut on Sundays, the Day 2 sightseeing locations were merged with Day 5 itinerary, and argued that tour operator provided deficient services to them despite paying the full tour costs. During the hearings, advocate Satish Prabhu, appearing for Kesari Tours, had argued that it was made clear to all passengers that the operator needs to reshuffle or reschedule the tour programme depending upon the contingency. He argued that all passengers on the Mauritius tour wanted to visit Cassela Bird Park, but since the bird park is closed on Sunday, the itinerary was accordingly rescheduled. He said no tourists from the group except the couple had lodged any complaint regarding the reshuffling of the tour programme. Kesari Tours could not be contacted for a comment.
2019-03-252 booked for assaulting student in Thane - Business Standard
2 booked for assaulting student in Thane Updated at March 25, 2019 10:40 IST Two persons have been booked for kidnapping and allegedly beating up a Class X student who owed them money, Thane police said Monday. The victim, 17 years of age, used to drive the autorickshaw of accused Sagar (25), police said. "In December last year, the victim was held by traffic police for driving his vehicle without proper documents. Sagar paid the fine of Rs 4,000 on the victim's behalf. Sagar had been demanding that money back," he said. "On Sunday, Sagar and his friend Ravi Gupta assaulted the victim. Both have been booked for kidnapping, assault, criminal intimidation. Further probe is on," he added.
2019-03-25KDMC official attacked by goons, undergoes 9 stictches on chest - DNA India
KDMC official attacked by goons, undergoes 9 stictches on chest Updated: Mar 25, 2019, 06:50 AM IST Dombivli police are looking for assailants who attacked a Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) engineer on Friday evening. The engineer from the PWD department of KDMC was on his way home when he was attacked with sharp weapons by three to four people. Around 6.05 pm on March 22, 55-year-old Subhash Patil was attacked on the skywalk near Dombivli east by four men. "Patil lives in Thane, and works in Dombivli. He was on the skywalk, walking towards the station to catch a train for Thane when, around three to four men, in a mask, attacked him," said police inspector L B Chavan from Ramnagar police station, Dombivli. The accused are in their 30s and covered their faces with a handkerchief. Patil called his relative in Dombivli, who took him to Icon Hospital. The cops were also simultaneously informed. "He has received eight to nine stitches on his chest and is still undergoing treatment," says Chavan. The cops have registered a case against the unknown assailants under sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention). However, no arrests have been made yet. "We have got no leads yet. Patil looks clueless about the motive of the attack. Even the CCTV near the skywalk could not capture the attackers," he said. The KDMC officials are also shocked by the incident. "Patil is a quiet person, and we do not know why anyone would attack him," said Prasad Thakur, public relations officer, KDMC.
2019-03-25HSC, SSC students replace backpacks with travel gear - Times of India
HSC, SSC students replace backpacks with travel gear Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 09:18 IST THANE: After attending classes, tuitions and slogging for an entire year, SSC and HSC students across the lake-city have already begun preparing and gearing up for their much needed vacation. Now that the board exams have finally ended, they have replaced their backpacks with travel itineraries and adventure gear and selfie-sticks. While some have set their eyes on adventurous travel destinations on the coastal belt many have decided to visit hill stations to get away from the rising summer heat. Ojas Sitapure (17), an HSC student who has planned a road trip with his friends said, “We were totally immersed in our notes, especially over the past few months and thought we should plan an unusual trip. My elder brother decided to help us out by taking my three friends and me for a coastal road trip which will include stops at the Velas turtle festival, Ganpati Pule beach, Tarkarli and finally the casinos in Goa. As the climate is expected to be warm there as well we may end up spending most of the time in the water at these beaches.” “My friends and I love trekking, but we could not go for the winter star gazing and camping events as they clashed with our prelims and study period thereafter. We will be making the most of this time and joining various groups for the Kedarkanta, Bhandardara and Brakmatal treks. We may even go for the Pawna camp if possible,” said 18-year-old Shalini Thorat, a Khopat resident who just completed her HSC exams. Although a few groups of students have planned eventful and adventurous trips like Sitapure and Thorat, a few have decided to take this time and spend it with family in a relaxing and cool hill station instead. “I have been having study group sessions with my friends all through the year, and so we decided to take a break and spend some time with our families this summer. My father has booked a stay in a Himachal resort so we can all get a break from the heat and also get to spend some relaxing family time together,” said Angelica Pinto (15) a Manpada based SSC student. A few educational institutions and NGOs have also planned a similar trip for these students who have crossed their first big academic milestone, and have even begun helping them gear up for this vacation. “Just like every year, we have organised a trip to Manali for a group of our 30 SSC students from April 7 to 20. This vacation amid the snow-capped Himalayas aims to push them to travel on their own, make new friends and prepare themselves for the life after school. We have begun morning exercise sessions so that they can quickly acclimatize to the hilly terrain,” said Surrendra Dighe, Jidnyasa Trust.
2019-03-25MR vaccine: Civic health officers visit door-to-door to achieve 100% target - Times of India
MR vaccine: Civic health officers visit door-to-door to achieve 100% target Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 09:25 IST THANE: In order to meet the 100 per cent target of MR vaccination, the civic health authorities have decided to visit each and every household so that not a single child is missed from being vaccinated for measles and rubella vaccination shots. The health department stated that this move was done due to the ongoing school exams, since few schools are on vacation and even SSC students will not be visiting schools, so they will not be able to conduct any sessions or vaccinate children in these educational institutions. The health department stated that after going door-to-door and identifying children, the team will be static at a place and the children will be asked to come there for the vaccines. “There will be a team of a vaccinator and two mobilizers and each team will have to cover at least 100 homes. The children in the age group of nine months to 15 years will be given the MR shot. When we had sessions in schools we were trying to vaccinate 200 children in one session, now we will be trying to immunize around 150 children in a session. So, in Shil we will be conducting around 153 such sessions, Mumbra 84, and 92 in Kausa, in a month,” said V. Devgikar, reproductive child health officer, TMC. While in Thane and Kalwa combined - around 97 per cent children have been vaccinated since November, in Shil around 67 per cent have taken the shots, Mumbra – 45 and Kausa –38 children have bene covered. “We have noticed that we have started to get a positive response from the Muslim dominated pockets and we are hoping that these home sessions will help us to achieve the target soon,” added Devgikar.
2019-03-252019 Lok Sabha elections: Which party will shine through at Maharashtra’s gold coast? - Hindustan Times
2019 Lok Sabha elections: Which party will shine through at Maharashtra’s gold coast? Updated: Mar 26, 2019 09:05 IST Saffron or the Opposition – which wave will rise in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan? According to political observers, the saffron alliance, especially the Shiv Sena, is going strong in the region, even without the 2014’s Modi wave. While the Central and state governments’ decisions and infrastructure development may benefit the ruling alliance, the Sena’s arm-twisting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which led to the Nanar oil refinery project at Ratnagiri being scrapped, has impressed a majority of voters. The five districts in the Konkan region has six Lok Sabha constituencies – Thane, Kalyan, and Bhiwandi in Thane district, and Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg. The Sena will contest five seats, while the Nationalist Congress Party, Congress, and the BJP will contest three, two and one seats, respectively. In 2014, the Sena won all four seats – Thane, Kalyan, Raigad and Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg – it contested, while the BJP won the remaining two, Bhiwandi and Palghar, decimating the Congress-NCP alliance in the region. ISSUE AND DEMANDS Infrastructure development, better connectivity, jobs for the youth, primary medical facilities, especially in rural parts, are expected to dominate Palghar. According to Palghar-based tribal activist Vinod Dumada, tribals in Palghar’s Vikramgadh, Jawhar and Mokhada still battle malnutrition and infant mortality. “Better medical care is key,” he said. Areas bordering the financial capital are seeing the fastest growth in the country, mainly owing to high property rates in Mumbai. Residents of these areas, including Thane, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar and Boisar, seek better transportation and growth in infrastructure to reduce their travel time. The government has announced several infrastructure projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to connect Mumbai to other adjoining areas. CONSTITUENCIES AND CONTEST In the alliance deal, the Sena insisted on getting the Palghar Lok Sabha. Although the Sena is yet to announce its candidate, it is expected to pick between former BJP MP Chintaman Wanga’s son Shrinivas and sitting BJP MP Rajendra Gavit. The Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) is likely to repeat Baliram Jadhav, former MP from the constituency. The BVA has a strong presence in Vasai-Virar and Nalla Sopara, the areas close to Mumbai. Hitendra Thakur, who heads the BVA, has not announced the candidate yet, but has the backing of the Congress-NCP and also the CPI(M), which has considerable presence in the tribal areas of Palghar. In the 2018 bypoll, the Sena and BJP contested against each other. Sena candidate Shrinivas Wanga, lost by a margin of 29,572 votes. “There is a section of BJP workers that is unhappy with the BJP for giving up the seat. Looking at the by-poll results, and that BJP and Sena are in an alliance, the Sena candidate seems to be a frontrunner in the 2019 election,” said Dumada. In Thane, which is considered one of the bastions of the Shiv Sena, the party looks strong. With a strong cadre in the constituency, Sena candidate Rajan Vichare is looking to retain his seat against NCP’s Anand Paranjpe who contested the 2014 election from Kalyan, but lost to a Sena nominee by a huge margin. Like Thane, Kalyan, too, is considered a Sena stronghold. The Sena has renominated sitting MP Shrikant Shinde, son of Sena leader and state minister Eknath Shinde, who has a considerable clout in Thane district. Shinde is pitted against NCP’s Babaji Shinde, a councillor. The Raigad seat is expected to see a tough contest – sitting MP and Union minister Anant Geete versus NCP’s Sunil Tatkare. The NCP has the backing of the Peasants and Workers’ Party of India, which has a strong presence in Raigad district. In 2014, Geete won by a slender margin of 2,110 votes against Tatkare. This time, Tatkare is making a bid to win the sit. The support from PWP could turn out to be a swing factor in the constituency. In 2009, PWP supported a Sena candidate, which helped it cross the victory line. In 2014, the PWP put up its candidate against Tatkare and Geete. The PWP candidate polled more than 1.29 lakh votes. The Congress, which has fielded former MP Suresh Taware from Bhiwandi, is facing infighting in the region. The party’s 2014 candidate, Vishwanath Patil, who was eyeing candidature, has reportedly expressed his displeasure. Another section of leaders wanted Suresh Mhatre, former Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader, to be fielded as Congress candidate. The BJP has re-nominated sitting MP Kapil Patil from the seat. The Congress would be banking on getting votes from diverse communities in the constituency. Bhiwandi has a high Kunbi population along with a large number of Muslims and Agris. The Sena is expected to wrest control over the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat again thanks to the scrapping of the Nanar oil refinery project. The Sena has a strong presence in the constituency. However, the Sena’s bęte noire, Narayan Rane, has fielded his son, Nilesh, from the constituency and it could cut into the votes of the Sena. Nilesh Rane contested on a Congress ticket in 2014 against Sena’s Vinayak Raut and polled more than 3.43 lakh votes, although Raut won by a large margin. The Congress has fielded Navinchandra Bandivadekar, a leader of the Bhandari community that has a strong presence in the constituency. Bandivadekar was in controversy after it came to light that he had participated in a meeting to protest the arrest of Vaibhav Raut, a Sanatan Sanstha worker found with arms.
2019-03-252 booked for assaulting student in Thane - The Tribune India
2 booked for assaulting student in Thane Mar 25, 2019, 2:15 PM (IST) Two people were booked for allegedly kidnapping and beating up a Class X student who owed them money, Thane police said on Monday. The victim, 17, used to drive the auto-rickshaw of accused Sagar (25), police said. “In December last year, the victim was held by traffic police for driving his vehicle without proper documents. Sagar paid the fine of Rs 4,000 on the victim’s behalf. Sagar had been demanding the money back,” he said. “On Sunday, Sagar and his friend Ravi Gupta assaulted the victim. Both have been booked for kidnapping, assault and criminal intimidation. Further probe is on,” he added.
2019-03-25Thane: 2 booked for assaulting autorickshaw driver - Times of India
Thane: 2 booked for assaulting autorickshaw driver Mar 25, 2019, 18:11 IST THANE: Two persons have been booked for kidnapping and allegedly beating up an autorickshaw driver who owed them money, Thane police said on Monday. The victim, 17 years of age, used to drive the autorickshaw of accused Sagar (25), police said. "In December last year, the victim was held by traffic police for driving his vehicle without proper documents. Sagar paid the fine of Rs 4,000 on the victim's behalf. Sagar had been demanding that money back," he said. "On Sunday, Sagar and his friend Ravi Gupta assaulted the victim. Both have been booked for kidnapping, assault, criminal intimidation. Further probe is on," he added.
2019-03-25AIMIM to stay out of poll fray in Thane and Kalyan - Times of India
AIMIM to stay out of poll fray in Thane and Kalyan Updated: Mar 25, 2019, 08:13 IST THANE: The third front coalition of Prakash Ambedkar and Asaduddin Owaisi will not field any candidate in the Thane Lok Sabha constituency, despite a sizeable presence of the dalit and Muslim voters in the suburban townships extending from Thane-Mira Road. The two leaders forged a pre-poll alliance last month and calling it a Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) and rejected the overtures of the Congress-NCP to team up with them. However, the VBA is considering to contest the Kalyan Lok Sabha seat and is likely to take announce is candidate in the next two days. The VBA’s decision to stay out of the poll fray in Thane Lok Sabha, however, has raised eyebrows and will lead to a straight fight between the Sena’s Rajan Vichare and NCPs Anand Pranjpe. TOI spoke to AIMIM MLA from Aurangabad, Imityaz Jaleel, who said the party will not contest in Thane and Kalyan parliamentary seats and will put up only two candidates in Mumbai South and Aurangabad. The AIMIM functionary in Mumbra Rauf Lala said though his party was not contesting the Thane and Kalyan Lok Sabha seat, they would support the candidate given by the Ambedkar faction for Kalyan constituency. “Our party-bearers have clearly given us the message that they will have to support the Vanchit nominee and thus we shall surely show our strength then as in TMC elections we had nearly 30,000 votes,” said Lala. A political observer said Babaji Patil, the NCP candidate from Kalyan Lok Sabha, is banking on the native Agri-Koli voters as he belongs to the same community. However, doubts persist within the NCP about his appeal to voters in the urban segments of Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath among others.
2019-03-25Thane among top 10 in Maharashtra in TB care, states report - Times of India
Thane among top 10 in Maharashtra in TB care, states report Updated: Mar 25, 2019, 07:33 IST THANE: Thane city falls under the top 10 cities in the state that provides tuberculosis (TB) care according to a quarterly report of the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP). Officials from the Thane civic health department said that the rankings are done on the basis of five criteria — number of patients not suffering from the disease, notifying the government about TB patients from both public and private hospitals, conducting HIV tests of patients, providing them the Cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test (CBNAAT) test and giving them financial benefit. “We have around 4,770 patients in the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) area out of which around 3,622 are drug sensitive patients and 1,148 drug resistant. Our success rate has been around 86 per cent and we are hoping that it will increase as we are lagging behind when it comes to online updates. So far, we have provided around Rs 33 lakh benefits to patients suffering from TB and will be giving out to more patients. Also, we have screened around 74 per cent patients for HIV,” said Dr Khushbu Taori, TB officer, TMC. Officials of the health department added that the report is based on details provided by each city on the government’s online portal Nikshay, which keeps track of TB patients in the country. “We are hoping to increase our ranking as we still have to update more details of the patients and owing to technical errors we were unable to do so. Also, as it becomes difficult to keep a tab on patients who have migrated. We have increased our focus even there so that the percentage of success rate increases,” added Dr Taori.
2019-03-25Thane Christians cremating departed loved ones - DNA India
Thane Christians cremating departed loved ones Updated: Mar 25, 2019, 06:45 AM IST While Thane's Christian community has been anxiously waiting for a new cemetery since last three years, a quiet movement is in the offing. People have slowly started opting for cremations of their departed loved ones, as it tackles the issue of lack of space in the cemetery and is also environment friendly. Even the Archdiocese office has said cremation is an option people can choose from. Last year, 38-year-old Sandeep Pereira, of Charai, cremated his mom Sheela Pereira, 68 who died of cancer. Sheela was a retired teacher whose last wish was to be cremated, and not buried, in the family graveyard at Thane's St. John the Baptist Church. "My mother was environmentally conscious and knew how there is shortage of graves in Thane," said Sandeep. "Hence, when she was alive she told me to cremate her after died," he said. Sandeep abided by her wish and says this is the only way left now in Thane which has seen a population explosion. "The population has increased in Thane. And, there aren't enough burial grounds in the city. Her wish also helped us as, in December, my cousin passed away and we used the family grave for him. Had she been buried in it, we would have to remove her and then place my cousin in it," he added. Even Senthil P (name changed) opted for cremation for his elder brother in February. "I told one David family about the scarcity of space and they agreed to cremate him in one of their places," he adds. In the last one-and-a-half years, 55-year-old David performed 10-15 cremations of members from the Christian community in Thane and Mulund. He works as an undertaker in churches across Thane, Mumbai, Kalyan, Dombivli and even Ambernath "Our cemetery at Teen Petrol Pump in Thane does not have space anymore for the bodies to be buried. I ask them if they'ld like to bury their loved ones in a dirty grave? And some of them understand and opt for cremation" he said. Thane has a Christian population of over 2 lakh, but only two burial ground s– one at Teen Petrol Pump and another in the hills at Wagle estate — are there. The former is for the Catholic community with 60 to 70 graves, while the latter is for the other Christians in Thane with 400 graves. The bodies take over 18 months to decompose, and the teakwood coffins take three or more years. As such, on December 27, 2017, St John the Baptish Church, Thane, asked the community members to opt for shroud burials of their loved ones or take the bodies to Mumbai which would increase the cost of burial. Father Nigel Barett, spokesperson for the Archdiocese, said cremation is also an option for people to choose from. "The church does not stop people from opting for cremation which is a choice they have. They can opt for cremation of their loved ones without endorsing any other religious beliefs while doing it," says Barett. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) was to make a cemetery in 2016. DEEP DOWN UNDER Thane has a Christian population of about 2 lakh, but only two burial grounds: one at Teen Petrol Pump and another at Wagle estate. The first is for the Catholics with 60 to 70 graves
2019-03-25Heavy vehicle runs over 27-year-old biker in Thane - Hindustan Times
Heavy vehicle runs over 27-year-old biker in Thane Updated: Mar 25, 2019 08:39 IST A 27-year-old man died after a heavy vehicle ran into his two-wheeler in Khopat, Thane (West) on Sunday night. The victim, Kunal Godbole, fell off his bike from the impact and the wheels of the heavy vehicle crushed his skull. The incident took place near the Khopat bus station around 11.30pm. The driver of the vehicle has been booked, said police. The Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) regional disaster management cell (RDMC) and officers from the Rabodi police station arrived at the spot. “We have identified the driver and registered a case, but he is on the run,” said Santosh Kadam, chief of the RDMC.
2019-03-25Family finance: Thane-based Danges can meet primary goals easily, but need to secure risks - Economic Times
Family finance: Thane-based Danges can meet primary goals easily, but need to secure risks Mar 25, 2019, 06.30 AM IST Shrikar, 37, and Shrutika Dange, 35, are IT professionals and bring in a combined monthly income of Rs 2.6 lakh. They live in their own house worth Rs 1.1 crore, for which they have taken a loan of Rs 67 lakh and are paying an EMI of Rs 80,000. Their goals include building an emergency corpus, saving for their future child’s education and wedding, buying a car and another house, taking a vacation, and saving for retirement. Though they have a high amount of surplus and have saved aggressively, Financial Planner Pankaaj Maalde suggests they put off buying another house and taking a vacation for now, and focus only on their primary goals. To start with, they can build the emergency fund of Rs 5.58 lakh, which is equal to their three months’ expenses. For this, they can allocate their cash (Rs 1 lakh), fixed deposit (Rs 1.5 lakh), recurring deposit (Rs 2 lakh) and insurance surrender value (Rs 2.8 lakh), and invest it in a short-duration debt fund. For their future child’s education in 18 years, they need Rs 3.4 crore and can build it by starting an SIP of Rs 45,000 in a diversified equity fund. To amass Rs 5.5 crore for the kid’s wedding in 25 years, they will have to start an SIP of Rs 27,000 in a diversified equity fund and Rs 3,000 in the gold bond scheme. For retirement in 23 years, they will need Rs 7.3 crore and can assign their EPF, PPF and NPS corpuses, besides their stocks and Ulip. They should continue investing Rs 500 in the PPF, Rs 1 lakh in the Ulip and Rs 75,000 in the NPS every year. To buy a car worth Rs 10 lakh in a year, they can take a loan for five years and the EMI of Rs 21,250 can be sourced from the surplus. For life insurance, the couple has eight traditional plans and one Ulip, worth Rs 65.8 lakh. Maalde suggests they retain the Ulip and four traditional plans, but should surrender the remaining four plans. Both Shrikar and Shrutika should buy a Rs 1 crore term plan each, for a monthly premium of Rs 2,333. For health insurance, the couple has a Rs 10 lakh family floater plan provided by their employers. Maalde suggests they buy an independent family floater plan of Rs 10 lakh for Rs 1,167 a month. They should also buy a Rs 25 lakh critical illness plan each, and a Rs 50 lakh accident disability plan each, which will cost them Rs 2,666 a month in premium. This should take care of their insurance needs. (Financial plan by Pankaaj Maalde, Certified Financial Planner)
2019-03-25Another accident in two days at Gaimukh, public anger brews - Times of India
Another accident in two days at Gaimukh, public anger brews Updated: Mar 25, 2019, 07:36 IST THANE: As many as four trucks have toppled at the sharp turn near Gaimukh in the past two days making the situation grim for motorists, who use the stretch regularly. On Sunday morning, another truck toppled on the same turn and no one was reported injured in the accident. This truck was transporting coiled wires. A day before a container turned turtle on the stretch while on Friday, a cleaner died after a milk tanker he was in flipped to one side after its driver applied brakes to avoid collision. Prakash Patil, traffic police inspector, confirmed that nearly four trucks toppled at one spot and the fifth one a little ahead on the same stretch in the last two days. On the other hand, motorists are furious and blaming the authorities for not doing enough for their safety. Sushila Vishwanath, a daily commuter, said, “I wonder what the multiple agencies are waiting for. Almost everyday, I witness some or the other accident at the same spot, but the authorities seem to be turning a blind eye. They are probably waiting for bigger casualties to happen and then will work on solving the problem.” Another commuter Suhas Chaudhary, said, “I recently read that the contractor is planning to install road rumblers and blinkers to alert motorists about the sharp turn. I wonder what were they doing for so long. Will these help in reducing the accidents or are these being installed just to show that they are doing something?”
2019-03-24Denise DuBarry Hay Dies: Coachella Valley Film Advocate Was 63 - Deadline
Denise DuBarry Hay Dies: Coachella Valley Film Advocate Was 63 Home Film TV Awardsline Box Office Biz INTL Hero Nation Video Got A Tip? Top Stories Anonymous Writer’s Letter Questions WGA’s ATA Stance Film ‘Booker’ Goes To Sony Pictures, Davis Entertainment by by Bruce Haring Box Office ‘Us’ $70M+ Best Original Start Since ‘Avatar’ by by Bruce Haring Mark Kaner Exits, But Fox TV Units Largely Spared Layoffs Business Denise DuBarry Hay Dies: Coachella Valley Film Advocate Was 63 by Bruce Haring March 24, 2019 10:58am 0 Business Breaking News Obituaries Coachella Valley Denise DuBarry Hay Thane International YouTube Denise DuBarry Hay, a staunch advocate of the film industry in the Coachella Valley, died Saturday at UCLA Medical Center after battling a deadly fungus. She was 63 and her death was confirmed by her husband, Bill Hay. Related Larry Cohen Dies: Creator Of 'Branded,' 'The Invaders' And Horror Classic 'It's Alive' Was 77 DuBarry Hay began her career as an actress, apppearing in the TV series Black Sheep Squadron and CHiPs, as well as the film “Being There.” But the business world was calling and in 1990 she co-founded Thane International, a global direct response company, with husband, Bill Hay. The company was formed after Denise produced an infomercial in 1987 for a video, “Play the Piano Overnight.”  The video became the basis for an “Overnight Music” series for Thane. After selling Thane International, the Hays started Kaswit, Inc., an incubator for home and health products, including the book “Don Sullivan’s Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog” and training accessories. In 1998, she was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2000 Response Magazine included her in its list of the “21 People Leading Us Into the 21st Century.” DuBarry became one of the leading philanthropists in the Coachella Valley, helping the Olive Crest nonprofit for abused and at-risk children. She was also a founder and president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, working to separate the Coachella Valley as a film market for producers. But she also kept her acting roots. She executive produced and acted in a film screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Walk to Vegas, produced by Kim Waltrip. Survivors include her husband, Bill, and son, Adam; her parents, Pete DuBarry and Betty DuBarry Stein;  and children Samantha Lockwood of Honolulu, Kyle Hay of Orange County, and Whitney Hay, a USC student; and three sisters, Audrey Walter, Diana DuBarry and Suzanne DuBarry, and two grandchildren. 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2019-03-24Wild Side: With a little help, sparrows return to Thane - The Indian Express
Wild Side: With a little help, sparrows return to Thane Published: March 24, 2019 7:19:29 am Even as the number sparrows in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region has dwindled over the years, residential societies in Thane have reason to cheer with increased sightings of the birds that environmentalists attribute to careful human intervention. The birds, very common two decades ago, had nearly disappeared and become harder to spot as urbanisation accelerated and the sparrows were unable to find cozy groves among highrises and glass facades. For Trupti Desai (36), an HR professional living in Thane, the wake-up call to save the sparrows came in summer of 2017. “My three-year-old niece who had started going to pre-school was learning about sparrows just from pictures. While growing up, we were told that future generations would not know how most animals would look, but for her to not know what sparrows are was a rude awakening for me,” she said. With the help of her neighbours, she started putting ecological bird feeders in the society. “We even built box nests out of recycled wood from furniture. Finally, last year, the birds returned and have stayed,” she said. Vedant Complex in Thane, Vasant Vihar area and even Hiranandani meadows have taken steps to rejuvenate the sparrow population. “Bird feeders were made by the children of our society using plastic containers. We managed to get good grains, the way the birds like. Last year, I donated more than 250 bird nests,” said Kasber Augustine, a social activist and a resident of Vedant Complex.
2019-03-24Mishap victim's family to get Rs 12.8 lakh payout - Times of India
Mishap victim's family to get Rs 12.8 lakh payout Mar 24, 2019, 07:37 IST THANE: Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal ordered an insurance company to pay Rs 12.8 lakh to the family of a priest who was knocked down by a truck near Kalyan in 2017. MACT member and district judge R N Rokade directed United India Insurance Co Ltd to make the payment and recover it later from the truck owner, Sudhakar Khilari, of Junnar, Pune, against whom the order was passed ex parte as he did not appear despite notices. Three family members of Uday Joshi, then 32, had pleaded that the untimely death of the earning member had cast a shadow of gloom and sought compensation. The legal team told the tribunal that on October 7, 2017, at 12.30 am, he was riding a bike on the Kalyan-Murbad road, in Varap village, when the truck collided. He fell, sustained multiple injuries, and died. They said the accident was due to the driver's negligence.
2019-03-24TMC bites into 40 ha of ecozone for Metro carshed - Mumbai Mirror
TMC bites into 40 ha of ecozone for Metro carshed Updated: Mar 24, 2019, 06:00 IST The state government is set to rob Mumbai Metropolitan Region of yet another green zone in the name of Metro Railway. This time around, the state has proposed to modify the reservation of 40 hectares of forest land in Kavesar and Vadavali villages in Thane to build a carshed for a Metro Line being developed by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). The circular metro rail route proposes to connect the old congested areas in Thane with the newly developed ones. It will have 22 stations and will be linked at Dongripada to Line 4, which runs between Wadala and Kasarwadvali on Ghodbunder Road, and at Majiwada junction to Line 5, which is proposed in the Kalyan-Thane-Bhiwandi section. Starting at the New Thane station, the line is proposed to connect the densely populated area of Wagle Industrial Estate in the district’s Lokmanyanagar with Vijaynagari at Waghbil, before turning back through Kolshet, Raboli and Thane station. In the next four years of construction, the total expenditure on this line is expected to be around Rs 11,000 crore and it will cater to around 5.76 lakh people by 2022. The advertisements published in newspapers earlier this week gave citizens 30 days to file suggestions and objections to the TMC’s proposal. Earlier, the state government allocated 33 hectares of land at Aarey Milk Colony for the carshed of Mumbai Metro’s Line 3 which proposes to connect Colaba in south Mumbai to SEEPZ in the north. The environmentalists have launched a pitched battle to save green zones from turning into a concrete jungle but their efforts have yielded very little results at the various judicial forums. D Stalin of NGO Vanshakti, which was at the forefront of Save Aarey Campaign, said, “The land proposed by the state government for the carshed of Thane Metro is part of the eco-sensitive zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. This is nothing but land grab in the name of Metro Railway.” Earlier, 33 hectare of Aarey land was allocated for the Metro-III carshed.
2019-03-24Six killed, many hurt as bus falls into gorge - Business Standard
Six killed, many hurt as bus falls into gorge March 24, 2019 23:30 IST Six passengers were killed and 30 others injured Sunday when their bus fell into a gorge in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said. The incident occurred at around 2:45 pm in Torangan ghat between Mokhada and Trimbakeshwar villages, said Thane Region Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief Santosh Kadam. The private bus had started from Nashik in north Maharashtra and was headed towards Gujarat, a Trimbakeshwar police station official said. The deceased were returning to Surat after taking darshan of Saibaba in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district, neighbouring Nashik. The official said the incident occurred due to failure of brakes of the bus. The injured have been admitted in health centres at Trimbakeshwar, Mokhada and Nashik, he said.
2019-03-24Film industry leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare malady - The Desert Sun
Film industry leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare maladyDenise DuBarry Hay was recognized as a film industry leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and health advocate, making her death at 63 sadly shockingPost to FacebookFilm industry leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare malady Denise DuBarry Hay was recognized as a film industry leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist and health advocate, making her death at 63 sadly shocking Check out this story on desertsun.com: https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/03/23/producer-entrepreneur-philanthropist-denise-dubarry-hay-dies-63/3258666002/CancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the ConversationTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQsComments This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY's community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Film industry leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist Denise DuBarry Hay dies of rare maladyBruce Fessier, Palm Springs Desert Sun Published 7:00 p.m. PT March 23, 2019 | Updated 10:09 p.m. PT March 23, 2019CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMOREDenise DuBarry Hay, owner of Wildest Greens (Photo: Andrea Carter)Denise DuBarry Hay, a renaissance woman who worked to build a film industry in the Coachella Valley, died at UCLA Medical Center Saturday afternoon after battling a deadly fungus, her husband, Bill Hay, reported. She had just turned 63.DuBarry Hay, who began her career as an actress in such TV series as "Black Sheep Squadron" and "CHiPs," and the Oscar-winning film, "Being There," made a greater mark in business, co-founding one of the leading global direct response companies, Thane International, with her third husband, Bill Hay, in their adopted hometown of La Quinta.In 1998, she was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2000 Response Magazine included her in its list of the "21 People Leading Us Into the 21st Century."DuBarry Hay also was a leading philanthropist in the Coachella Valley who was especially involved in the Olive Crest nonprofit for abused and at-risk children.More: Denise DuBarry Hay discusses sexual harassment in HollywoodMore: Denise DuBarry on producing the film, "Do It Or Die"More: King of Surf Guitar died after long bout with cancerFilm producer Kim Waltrip, who recruited her to the Olive Crest board, said she had been aware of DuBarry's Hay's health concerns for the past two months, but it didn't temper the shock of when she received the news via text message.I fell through the floor," Waltrip said. "How is this possible?"For me, she was like a very classy businesswoman. She was ahead of her time in terms of women supporting women. She always supported women. She was an entrepreneur and she was kind to everyone. She was super-ambitious and always supportive of everything everybody did. I got her involved in Olive Crest and she donated money for those houses (for the children). When Denise gets involved, she goes all-in and she hosted fundraisers at her house. She just made sure Olive Crest had everything it needed." NEWSLETTERSGet the Climate Point: California newsletter delivered to your inboxWe're sorry, but something went wrongAn occasional email with a California focus on water, energy and climate change, curated by reporter Janet Wilson. Please try again soon, or contact Customer Service at 1-800-834-6052.Delivery: Invalid email addressThank you! You're almost signed up for Climate Point: CaliforniaKeep an eye out for an email to confirm your newsletter registration.More newslettersDuBarry Hay became a founder and president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, and helped to distinguish the Coachella Valley as a separate film market from the Inland Empire for location talent scouts and producers shooting movies. She executive produced and acted in a recent movie screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, "Walk to Vegas," produced by Waltrip.Waltrip was one of many people in the film and philanthropy sectors who considered DuBarry Hay a mentor. Waltrip worked with her on another film, "Do It Or Die," that was also shown during PSIFF.Veteran director Jorn Winther, who directed and executive produced "Do It Or Die," was returning from a meeting with DuBarry Hay when he was killed in a car collision in Palm Desert in November. DuBarry Hay had produced "Do It Or Die."Buy PhotoMovie director Jorn Winther in hat, talks to actress Denise DuBarry on far right and others on the set of "Do it or Die." (Photo: Xochitl Pena/The Desert Sun)Fellow philanthropist and marketing executive Harold Matzner said he was mostly associated with DuBarry Hay through their mutual film interests. He credited her with bringing Palm Springs Women in Film and Television "to life" during her term as president."I remember her for her unbridled enthusiasm about getting a local creative project out there regardless of who was involved in making it," Matzner said. "When I talked to her originally she was concerned that Women in Film was thought of as just a Los Angeles women’s organization and she worked it hard to differentiate Palm Springs in a really different way. She made a huge difference. She made a huge difference in everything she touched."She did a terrific job with that direct marketing business. I was just discussing her going onto the film (festival) board. We never got together because she got sick."Bill and Denise Hay founded Thane International in 1990 after Denise produced an infomercial in 1987 for a video titled, "Play the Piano Overnight." She was still married to actor Gary Lockwood of the time, but she was credited with raising the production and marketing funds and helping the video sell hundreds of thousands of copies."Play the Piano Overnight" became the basis for an "Overnight Music" series for Thane. Bill handled the business end and Denise concentrated on creative endeavors, many of which were based on her personal interests, such as fitness.After selling Thane International, the Hays started Kaswit, Inc., an incubator for home and health products, including the book "Don Sullivan's Secrets to Training the Perfect Dog" and training accessories.Actress-entrepreneur Denise DuBarry Hay and daughter Whitney Hay. (Photo: Photo submitted by Kathleen Bennett)They owned a vacation rental company, Hanalei Honu Hale, near their summer home in Hawaii, and DuBarry Hay had recently opened her second yoga studio, Vikram Yoga Plus, in Palm Springs. She also owned an organic restaurant, Wildest Greens, in Palm Desert and her son, Adam Hay, ran an organic turmeric farm, Secret Beach Organics, in Hawaii.Her friend of more than 30 years, former Congresswoman Mary Bono, said she met DuBarry Hay at a celebrity tennis tournament in Hawaii around the time she married the late tennis-playing music and TV star, Sonny Bono. She said she became instant friends with DuBarry Hay and her husband recorded a "blurb" for the "Play the Piano Overnight" infomercial.They became closer after the Hays moved to the Coachella Valley and launched Thane International. Mary Bono said she admired DuBarry Hay's business and creative mind."She always had just a huge heart and soul, but she also had a really keen business sense," Bono said. "She was just brilliant and she could see future business ideas long before anybody else could. She just had the ability to create things. She's one of the kindest people at all times — under duress — and always had a positive and encouraging word for everybody at any time."Besides her husband and son, Adam, DuBarry Hay is survived by her other children, actress Samantha Lockwood of Honolulu, Kyle Hay of Orange County, and Whitney Hay, a USC student. She has three sisters who live in the Coachella Valley, Audrey Walter, Diana DuBarry and Suzanne DuBarry, and two grandchildren.Bill Hay said a private celebration of life will be held in April. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORERead or Share this story: https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2019/03/23/producer-entrepreneur-philanthropist-denise-dubarry-hay-dies-63/3258666002/NEWSLETTERSGet the Climate Point: California newsletter delivered to your inboxWe're sorry, but something went wrongAn occasional email with a California focus on water, energy and climate change, curated by reporter Janet Wilson. 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2019-03-23Lok Sabha elections: Ink finger swap for local polls to avoid confusion - Times of India
Lok Sabha elections: Ink finger swap for local polls to avoid confusion Mar 23, 2019, 09:32 IST MUMBAI: Voters will be inked on the index finger of their right hand for the local body polls in Maharashtra on March 24 to avoid confusion during the Lok Sabha polls that follow, said state election commissioner J S Saharia. Maharashtra will vote for 48 Lok Sabha seats in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Voters in local body polls are generally inked on the index finger of the left hand but an exception was made this time due to the general polls, he said. In case of a repoll, the middle finger of the left hand will be inked. The local body polls in the state will be for 557 gram panchayats, 82 vacant sarpanch posts, four vacant panchayat samiti posts, three municipal council and various zilla parishad polls, the official said. The three municipal councils that will go to polls on March 24 are Palghar, Sindkhedraja, and Lonar in Buldhana. The district councils are Pune-Dehugaon-Lohagaon Election department (Taluka-Haveli). According to officials, the panchayat committees up for polls are Baglan (Nashik)-Pathave Digar Nirvachak Gad and Mohadi (Bhandara)-Varathi and Palora. District-wise gram panchayats which will have polls on March 24 for 557 seats are Thane (3), Raigad (20), Pune (20) among others and polls for 82 sarpanch posts would be held in Thane (1), Pune (3) and Nagpur (6) among others.
2019-03-23Girl's kins murder 23-year-old man, dump his body in bushes over love affair - Times Now
Girl's kins murder 23-year-old man, dump his body in bushes over love affair Updated Mar 23, 2019 Thane: A 23-year-old man, who was in a relationship with a woman, has been brutally killed allegedly by her relatives, who dumped his body in bushes in Murbad town of Thane district in Maharashtra, police said Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Murbad) Rajendra More gave the name of the victim as Kalpesh Chowdhari, a resident of Kakadpada in Murbad taluka. Two of the three accused were arrested Friday, the police said. According to the police, the victim was in love with the sister-in-law of one of the arrested accused, Nandu Mhadse, who resided in the same village, for the last two years. The woman lived in Ambernath, they said. The love affair was not liked by Mhadse and his brother-in-law, the police said. Over the last few months, the issue had led to frequent fights between Chowdhari and the woman's relatives, they said. Chowdhari went missing early this month and his body, in a highly decomposed state and eaten by animals, was found in the bushes behind a farmhouse on the Murbad-Mhasa Road Thursday, the police said. The investigation revealed three relatives of the woman had brutally thrashed Chowdhari, leading to his death, and later dumped his body, they said.
2019-03-23Thane: 23-year-old man killed over love affair - Times of India
Thane: 23-year-old man killed over love affair Mar 23, 2019, 16:56 IST THANE: A 23-year-old man, who was in a relationship with a woman, has been brutally killed allegedly by her relatives, who dumped his body in bushes in Murbad town of Thane district, police said. Deputy superintendent of police (Murbad) Rajendra More gave the name of the victim as Kalpesh Chowdhari, a resident of Kakadpada in Murbad taluka. Two of the three accused were arrested on Friday, the police said. According to the police, the victim was in love with the sister-in-law of one of the arrested accused, Nandu Mhadse, who resided in the same village, for the last two years. The woman lived in Ambernath, they said. The love affair was not liked by Mhadse and his brother-in-law, the police said. Over the last few months, the issue had led to frequent fights between Chowdhari and the woman's relatives, they said. Chowdhari went missing early this month and his body, in a highly decomposed state and eaten by animals, was found in the bushes behind a farmhouse on the Murbad-Mhasa Road Thursday, the police said. Investigation revealed three relatives of the woman had brutally thrashed Chowdhari, leading to his death, and later dumped his body, they said.
2019-03-23Thane: School V-P, tutor held for SSC paper leaks | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: School V-P, tutor held for SSC paper leaks 23rd March, 2019 Police have learnt that Ansari also teaches at a private coaching institute and he circulated papers to some of those students. Sources said Ansari was responsible for conducting SSC exams at the school, and would keep in his custody sealed papers before they used to get distributed among students. Police have hinted that some more coaching class staff and teachers of other schools may be arrested. Ansari teaches Science at Kakatiya High School in Kamatghar, Bhiwandi. Action against the students will be decided after an independent inquiry committee comes out with their report,” said Patil. “We will also take action against officials who have been negligent in the episode once the police investigation report is out.
2019-03-2323-year-old man killed over love affair - Dynamite News
23-year-old man killed over love affair March 23, 2019, 10:16 AM Thane: A 23-year-old man, who was in a relationship with a woman, has been brutally killed allegedly by her relatives, who dumped his body in bushes in Murbad town of Thane district in Maharashtra. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Murbad) Rajendra More gave the name of the victim as Kalpesh Chowdhari, a resident of Kakadpada in Murbad taluka. Two of the three accused were arrested Friday, the police said. According to the police, the victim was in love with the sister-in-law of one of the arrested accused, Nandu Mhadse, who resided in the same village, for the last two years. The woman lived in Ambernath, they said. The love affair was not liked by Mhadse and his brother-in-law, the police said. Over the last few months, the issue had led to frequent fights between Chowdhari and the woman's relatives, they said.
2019-03-23Thane Crime Co worker arrested for man s murder in Bhiwandi - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Co-worker arrested for man's murder in Bhiwandi Published: Mar 23, 2019, 17:10 IST Thane: With the arrest of a 22-year-old man, Thane district police on Saturday claimed to have solved a murder case within hours. Senior police inspector Kalyan Karpe said that Krishna Gautam (25) was found dead on the premises of a factory where he worked on the morning of March 21. Gautam worked as a machine operator at this factory, located on Bhiwandi-Vasai highway, Karpe said. There were wounds on the victim's head and the police surmised that he was probably attacked when he was asleep. The investigators identified a co-worker, Ramukumar Singh, as a prime suspect and arrested him on the same day, the inspector said. A probe revealed that Gautam opposed an illicit relationship between Singh and a woman, and the two often quarrelled over the issue. On the intervening night of March 20 and 21, Singh allegedly attacked Gautam. Bhoiwada police in Bhiwandi have registered a case of murder and conducting a further probe.
2019-03-23Thane Lok Sabha Constituency in Maharashtra: Candidates, Current MP, Polling Date And Election Results 2019 - LatestLY
Thane Lok Sabha Constituency in Maharashtra: Candidates, Current MP, Polling Date And Election Results 2019 Mar 23, 2019 04:34 PM IST Mumbai, March 23: Thane Lok Sabha seat is one the 48 parliamentary seats in Maharashtra. Polling for Lok Sabah election in Thane will be held on April 29 in the fourth phase of general polls. The counting of votes will take place on May 23 and the result of Thane Lok Sabha election will be declared on the same day. In Thane, the main electoral contest is between the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The Shiv Sena renominated Rajan Vichare who is the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Thane Lok Sabha seat. To defeat Vichare, the NCP declared Anand Paranjpe as its candidate. The process of filing nomination for Thane parliamentary election will begin from April 2. The last day for nominations would be April 9. Scrutiny will be done on April 10 and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations will be April 12. The Shiv Sena has forged an allaince with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), while the NCP is contesting with the Congress. The BJP and Shiv Sena are contesting 25 and 23 seats respectively in Maharashtra. The NCP and Congress would contest 23 seats each.
2019-03-23Lok Sabha elections: Congress fields ex-MP Suresh Taware from Bhiwandi - Times of India
Lok Sabha elections: Congress fields ex-MP Suresh Taware from Bhiwandi Mar 23, 2019, 20:07 IST BHIWANDI: Congress has fielded former-MP Suresh Taware from Bhiwandi Lok Sabha constituency against BJP MP Kapil Patil for the upcoming general elections. Taware, a senior congress worker, was denied ticket by the party in 2014 to accommodate Vishwanath Patil who lost the election against Kapil Patil. Earlier, there were speculations that congress may give ticket to Shiv Sena leader Suresh Mahatre alias Balya Mama from the Bhiwandi seat. Taware belongs to farmer's community which has around 4.5 lakh voters in the region. Taware has also served as mayor of Bhiwandi- Nizampura Municipal Corporation.
2019-03-23Thane district police claim to solve Bhiwandi murder case within hours - Devdiscourse
Thane district police claim to solve Bhiwandi murder case within hours Updated: 23-03-2019 18:32 IST With the arrest of a 22-year-old man, Thane district police on Saturday claimed to have solved a murder case within hours. Senior police inspector Kalyan Karpe said that Krishna Gautam (25) was found dead on the premises of a factory where he worked on the morning of March 21. Gautam worked as a machine operator at this factory, located on Bhiwandi-Vasai highway, Karpe said. There were wounds on the victim's head and the police surmised that he was probably attacked when he was asleep. The investigators identified a co-worker, Ramukumar Singh, as prime suspect and arrested him on the same day, the inspector said. Probe revealed that Gautam opposed an illicit relationship between Singh and a woman, and the two often quarrelled over the issue. On the intervening night of March 20 and 21, Singh allegedly attacked Gautam. Bhoiwada police in Bhiwandi have registered a case of murder and conducting further probe.
2019-03-23Thane municipal corporation objects to burial of freedom fighter | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane municipal corporation objects to burial of freedom fighter 23rd March, 2019 On March 20, the TMC's (Thane municipal corporation) health department lodged a police complaint against 11 parishioners of Our lady of Mercy Church in Thane. RT Kendre, TMC health officer, however, said that they are going through the permission sought by the parishioners for the burial. Case FileOn March 20, TMC health department lodged a police complaint against 11 parishioners of Our lady of Mercy Church in Thane. While Thane police mulls action against 11 parishioners for burying a deceased freedom fighter on church land, the TMC, which lodged the case against the parishioners have now taken a U-turn. It was his last wish to be buried on church land.
2019-03-23Sena announces 1st list of 21 candidates in Mah - The Hitavada
Sena announces 1st list of 21 candidates in Mah 23-Mar-2019 THE Shiv Sena on Friday declared its first list of 21 candidates in Maharashtra for next month’s Lok Sabha polls, retaining 17 sitting MPs and denying ticket to lawmaker who had allegedly slapped an Air India employee in 2017. Ravindra Gaikwad, the 59-year-old MP from Osmanabad constituency, had hit an Air India staffer with a slipper at the IGI Airport in New Delhi and then openly boasted about it. The Sena replaced Gaikwad, who briefly faced a travel ban by airlines for his act, with Omraje Nimbalkarin Osmanabad inCentral Maharashtra. Another Sena Member of Parliament, Rajan Vichare, who was accused of force-feeding a canteen employee on fast during Ramzan in 2014, has been fielded again from Thane. As per the pre-poll alliance sealed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena will contest all 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra, the former will contest on 25 seats and the latter on 23. Of these 23 seats, the Uddhav Thackeray led party announced candidates on 21, leaving out two constituencies -- Palghar and Satara -- in the first list. Currently, the Palghar seat adjoining Mumbai has a BJP MP, but the Sena has staked its claim to the constituency. “We will announce the names of remaining candidates by Sunday,” senior Sena leader and Maharashtra Minister Subhash Desai told reporters here after releasing the list. The constituency-wise list of Sena candidates are: south Mumbai-Arvind Sawant; south central Mumbai-Rahul Shewale; Mumbai North-West Gajanan Kirtikar; Kalyan-Shrikant Shinde;RaigadAnant Gite; Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat-Vinayak Raut; Kolhapur-Sanjay Mandlik; Hatkanangle Dhairyasheel Mane; Nashik-Hemant Godse; Shirdi Sadashiv Lokhande; Shirur-Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil; Aurangabad-Chandrakant Khaire; Yavatmal Washim-Bhawana Gawli; Buldana-Prataprao Jadhav; Ramtek-Kripal Tumane; Amravati Anandrao Adsul; Parbhani-Sanjay Jadhav; Maval ShrirangBarne; Hingoli- HemantPatil, Osmanabad Omraje Nimbalkar and Thane-Rajan Vichare. Months after his election in 2014, Vichare had courted controversy by forcefully feeding a canteen employee who was observing Ramzan fast in Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi. The Sena had defended Vichare and his associates involved in the incident, saying they did not know the canteen employee was a Muslim and was observing Ramzan fast. The party had clarified Vichare and others were irked over poor quality of food being served in the canteen. In 2014, the Sena had contested on20 Lok Sabha seats in the State and won 18.
2019-03-23Coaching class owner sold SSC papers to fund school plan: Cops - Times of India
Coaching class owner sold SSC papers to fund school plan: Cops Mar 23, 2019, 07:22 IST KALYAN: The coaching class owner, Vazir Shaikh (39), who was arrested by the Bhiwandi police for his alleged involvement in the SSC paper leak case sold the papers to around 20 students for Rs 500 to Rs 5,000, said the police. At least three question papers were out on WhatsApp an hour before the exams. There were no reports of a paper leak on Friday, the last day of SSC exams. According to the police, Shaikh and some of the teachers from his coaching class-Career Education Classes-planned to set up a primary school (from classes I to VIII) in the name of Royal English School in an old building in Dhamankar Naka area. The plan was to run the school from an 800 sq ft two-room flat. In fact, last month, he had even shifted his coaching classes in the flat. The police believe that Shaikh wanted to use the ill-gotten money to purchase furniture for his school. Shaikh's arrest has shocked his coaching class students. "We are in shock. We never believed that he would commit such an act," said a student, who lives in the building opposite to Shaikh's residence. In a related development, the Narpoli police who are separately probing Thursday's History paper leak case found that six students had got the question paper before the exam and all of them were from Holy Mary Convent School in Bhiwandi. To nab the culprits who leaked the paper from a sealed envelope an hour before the exam, the police questioned around 15 people, including exam conductors, teachers and students. Ankit Goel, deputy commissioner of police, Thane zone II, said, "We have called several people who had forwarded the question papers on WhatsApp for questioning to catch the real culprit who first leaked the paper." Sharad Khandagale, secretary, Mumbai Divisional Board, said they did not get any report of a paper leak on Friday. He added that the board will have to wait for the police probe to take action against school officials who were in charge of exams.
2019-03-23Mumbai Mega Block on Sunday, March 24; train services on Central, Harbour and Western lines to be affected - Free Press Journal
Mumbai Mega Block on Sunday, March 24; train services on Central, Harbour and Western lines to be affected March 23, 2019 7:32 pm Central Railway and Western Railway will conduct Mumbai Mega Block on most of the Sundays for the maintenance works of rail racks and other related works under both the Railway zones. THANE – KALYAN DN SLOW LINE FROM 10.30 AM TO 4.00 PM Dn Slow/Semi fast line services leaving Mulund station from 10.47 am to 3.50 pm will be diverted on Dn fast line between Mulund and Kalyan stations halting at Thane, Diva and Dombivli stations and will arrive destination 10 minutes behind schedule. Up fast/ Semi fast services leaving Kalyan from 10.37 am to 3.06 pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule beyond. Down fast/Semi fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai from 10.05 am to 2.54 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule. Dismantling of Foot Over Bridge at Kasara End of Kalyan Station will also be carried out during the block period. All Dn and Up slow locals leaving / arriving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. Kurla-Vashi Up and Dn harbour line from 11.10 am to 3.40 pm All Dn Harbour line services departing from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai to Vashi / Belapur / Panvel from 10.34 am to 3.08 pm and all Up harbour line services departing from Panvel / Belapur / Vashi towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 10.21 am to 3.00 pm will remain cancelled. However, special services will be run during the block period on Panvel-Vashi and Kurla-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus sections. Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via main line and Transharbour line from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Due to this block, suburban trains are likely to be more crowded than usual. Passengers are requested not to take any risks while travelling. They are also requested to avoid travelling on foot board, roof top of locals and not to board extremely over crowded trains. These maintenance mega blocks are essential for infrastructure upkeep and safety. Passengers are requested to bear with the Railway Administration for the inconvenience caused. WESTERN LINE NO DAY BLOCK ON W.RLY THIS SUNDAY 24th MARCH, 2019 Western Railway announced that there will not be any BLOCK o­n Sunday, 24th March, 2019 o­n Western Railway’s suburban section.
2019-03-23Thane municipal corporation objects to burial of freedom fighter - DNA India
Thane municipal corporation objects to burial of freedom fighter Updated: Mar 23, 2019, 06:05 AM IST While Thane police mulls action against 11 parishioners for burying a deceased freedom fighter on church land, the TMC, which lodged the case against the parishioners have now taken a U-turn. The civic body said that they will go through the application seeking approval for the burial by the parishioners. On March 20, the TMC's (Thane municipal corporation) health department lodged a police complaint against 11 parishioners of Our lady of Mercy Church in Thane. The complaint was for burying ex-serviceman Rayan Jesiah, 95, on a private parcel of land belonging to the church on Pokharan road in Thane. "Nobody can dispose off a body on a private land without permission from TMC's health department," said senior police inspector PC Giridhar, Vartaknagar police station, Thane. "Just because a land belongs to you does not mean you can use it for burial purposes. We are investigating the matter and will then make arrests in the said case," he added. Melwn Fernandes, secretary, Association of Concerned Catholics (ACC) said that they had informed TMC a day prior to the burial. "We had given an application to TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on March 19 informing him about the burial of Jessiah the next day. It was his last wish to be buried on church land. Yet they have gone ahead and filed a case against us," he said.
2019-03-23Lynden boys run away with Bedlington Twilight title; Lynden girls finish second - Lynden Tribune
Lynden boys run away with Bedlington Twilight title; Lynden girls finish second Eric Trent Eric Trent 2 hrs ago Facebook Twitter SMS Email Ferndale senior Ashah Gould finished second in the pole vault at eight feet even at the Bedlington Twilight invite on Friday in Lynden. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Lynden Christian freshman Levi Bos placed 17th in the boys 100-meter dash (12.58) at the Bedlington Twilight invitational on Friday in Lynden. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Lynden sophomore Taylor Reams pole vaulted six feet six inches to finish 11th in the girls pole vault on Friday. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Mount Baker's Nico Johnson was eighth in the boys 1600-meter run with a time of 4:59.24 on Friday. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save LYNDEN -- Lynden boys track took home the title -- or rather kept it at home -- in the Bedlington Twilight invitational on Friday in Lynden, while the girls nabbed second place for the top Whatcom County spot.The Lynden boys had just one first-place finish, the 4X400 relay of Elijah Diacogiannis, Isaiah Ellis, Rafe Wolfisberg and Elijah Lyons (3:38.82) but were carried by depth and versatility in the 15-team field.The Lions grabbed 22 top-10 finishes on the day to hold off Sedro-Woolley 118.33 to 107.5, while the next closest team was North Mason at third with 79.33. Lynden’s 4X100 relay of Lyons, Eric Martin-Mann, Caleb Wheeler and Nathan Doering placed second (45.44). Lyons was also second in the triple jump at 40 feet 8.5 inches and had the fastest 4X400 relay split of the day (52.9). Lynden junior Isaiah Ellis is trailed by Sedro-Woolley's Rafe Holz and Sehome's Jacob Alexander in the boys 1600-meter run at the Bedlington Twilight invite on Friday. Ellis placed fifth in the event with a time of 4:44.02.  (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Wheeler also got third in 100-meter dash (11.84), and fourth 200-meter dash (24.2), while Doering was second in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.04).Meridian senior Hesser Sotelo easily captured the boys javelin with a toss of 173 feet one inch. The next closest throw was teammate Dawson Logan at 157 feet 10 inches. Sotelo, a fourth-place finisher in the javelin at state last year at 163 feet seven inches, beat his previous PR by three feet that was set a week ago.The winning hurl on Friday was his first throw of the day and he had no idea it would go 173 feet.“Me and Dawson Logan were really close, so coach was just wanting us to go at it,” Sotelo said. “I really wanted to win. [Dawson] really motivates me too and pushes me to throw further. I’ve really been looking forward to this meet.”Other top finishers included Bellingham’s Spencer Lee in the 200-meter dash (23.96); Meridian’s Harlon Stuit in the 110-meter high hurdles (15.3); Mount Baker’s Truman Anderson in the high jump (six feet two inches); Blaine’s Nicholas Pearson in the long jump (20 feet 5.75 inches); and Lynden Christian’s Thane Boersman in the pole vault (12 feet). The anchor legs of the boys 4X100 relay at the Bedlington Twilight Invitational on Friday in Lynden. Bellingham was first and Lynden second. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Sehome’s Dylan Roberts, competing in his first track meet in two years, won the 100-meter dash in 11.76. He was sidelined with an injury during track season last year.“After the first couple steps I was like, “OK, I’m ahead. Can I keep it?’” said Roberts, who finished second in the 200-meter dash. “At about 60 [meters] I thought I lost it, but I guess I kept it. It was good.”After 60 meters he didn’t see anyone in his peripheral and figured he had it won.“I was really happy to run against these guys, cause I know them, they’re really good and they’re guys I like to compete against,” Roberts said. “I was really happy to win; I didn’t think I was going to win.”On the girls side, Lynden dominated the relays, winning three of four, to nab second place as team (95 points) behind Anacortes (111.5). Ferndale senior Rylee Weg is out front of the pack as she runs the third leg of the 1600-meter sprint medley relay at the Bedlington Twilight invitational on Friday in Lynden. The Golden Eagles won the event in 4:37.31. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) The Lions winning relay’s were the 4X100 team of Breanna Clausen, Amanda Mata, Sara Jones and Jenna Smith won in 53.07; the 4X200 team of Smith, Mercy Berkmeyer, Savonne Sterk and Mata (1:49.83); and the 4X400 team of Emmi Kroontje, Berkmeyer, Sterk and Mata (4:12.94).Mata also captured the 400-meter dash for her fourth first-place finish as the top overall performer on the girls side.Other top-placers included Meridian’s Mali Mack in the 200-meter dash (27.07); Annika Reiss in the 800-meter run (220.31); Sehome’s Rosie Kirker in the 1600-meter (5:44.9); Sehome’s Janie Wilson in the 100-meter hurdles (17.47); Nooksack Valley’s Jenna Compton in the javelin (111 feet nine inches); Bellingham’s Jaden Stevenson in the triple jump (35 feet 3.25 inches); and Sehome’s Blakely Bornstein in the pole vault (nine feet). Meridian freshman Mayah Torok finishe 17th in the long jump with a leap of 12 feet 3.5 inches at the Bedlington Twilight invitational on Friday in Lynden. (Eric Trent/Lynden Tribune) Ferndale senior Ashah Gould placed second in the pole vault at eight feet in her first meet of the season. Gould travels to Blaine two to three days a week to train because the Golden Eagles don’t have a pole vaulting coach.“Which is weird, because for other meets I’m going to have to figure it out by myself because I don’t have a coach,” said Gould, who is in her fourth year competing in the pole vault. “But after four years you kind of get a feel for what’s wrong with [the technique]. Even if it’s second place, it’s pretty good for my first meet of the season.”Full meet results can be found at athletic.net. Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Eric Trent Eric Trent covers sports for the Lynden Tribune. Follow Eric Trent Follow Eric Trent Close Get email notifications on Eric Trent daily! 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2019-03-23Accurate Hit at First Shot - iHLS - i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security
Accurate Hit at First Shot Accurate Hit at First Shot TechnologyElectro-OpticsWeaponsFirearmsInfantry SystemsSecurityMilitaryMore...New ProductsNewsTechnology NewsGeo-politicsUSA Mar 23, 2019 This post is also available in: ????? (Hebrew)The US military has ordered a new fire control system that utilizes an integrated laser range finder and ballistic computer to give the gunner an aiming point corrected for range, type of munition, terrain angle, and environmental conditions. Aimpoint, a manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has been awarded the $24 million firm, fixed-price contract for supply of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE Fire Control System to the U.S. military. Deliveries are scheduled for 2019. The system will be deployed as the primary Fire Control on the new M3-E1 MAAWS lightweight 84mm Carl Gustaf produced by SAAB Dynamics. The system will be fielded by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command. The system is a direct view, Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight, which can also be utilized on other crew served weapons including 40 mm high velocity grenade launchers, and 12.7 mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine guns. The system provides a very high probability of first-shot hit on both stationary and moving targets at extended ranges and utilizes a very intuitive user control interface, according to ammoland.com. It can be enhanced with modular magnification and thermal imaging components and is compatible with all generations of military night vision equipment. The selection of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE for use on the M3-E1 Carl Gustaf followed extensive tests and evaluations conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). This combination “greatly increases the lethality and survivability of troops in the field. 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2019-03-23Opinion Poll Live: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to get 33 seats in Maharashtra with 39% vote share - News Nation
Opinion Poll: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to get 33 seats in Maharashtra with 39% vote share Updated : 24 March 2019, 12:35 AM The BJP and Shiv Sena have sealed a pre-poll alliance deal in Maharashtra under which the former is contesting on 25 and the latter on 23 seats. The NCP and Congress have also announced their alliance. According to the alliance, the Congress will contest on 24 and NCP 20. Both the parties have left two seats each for their alliance partners.
2019-03-2345% of 780 complaints sent via ECI app cVigil rejected in Maharashtra - Times of India
45% of 780 complaints sent via ECI app cVigil rejected in Maharashtra Updated: Mar 23, 2019, 11:44 IST PUNE: Missing names in voters’ list, selfies and civic issues comprised 45% of the complaints registered via the Election Commission’s cellphone app ‘cVigil’ from March 10, which were rejected by the poll officials. The cellphone application allows citizens to register complaints about election code of conduct violations in their areas. However, of the total 780 complaints, including 126 from Pune district, received, 370 were rejected as they did not concern the poll code of conduct violations. “After rejection of 370 invalid complaints, 410 have been taken forward,” an EC official said, adding that of these, 112 were received from Pune, 61 from Thane, 44 from Solapur, 40 from Mumbai suburban, 39 from Mumbai city 26 from and Nagpur. “Most of them pertained to banners put up without permission,” the official said. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had launched cVigil in July last year. “The district controller can reject a cVigil complaint without further recourse if it is found to be unrelated to poll code violations,” the official said. The model code of conduct for next month’s Lok Sabha elections came into effect on March 10. “The 370 rejected complaints included selfies or those about missing names in voters’ list. The remaining, 410, were regarding Model Code of Conduct violations, which were addressed by the district collectorates,’’ the official added. “We have not got any complaints regarding comments/speeches inciting violence as hardly any public rallies have been held in the state,” he said. Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 and the results will be declared on May 23.
2019-03-22Sena announces 21 candidates, drops MP who slapped AI employee - Economic Times
Sena announces 21 candidates, drops MP who slapped AI employee Updated: Mar 22, 2019, 07.29 PM IST Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Friday declared its first list of 21 candidates in Maharashtra for next month's Lok Sabha polls, retaining 17 sitting MPs and denying ticket to the lawmaker who had allegedly slapped an Air India employee in 2017. Ravindra Gaikwad, the 59-year-old MP from Osmanabad constituency, had hit an Air India staffer with a slipper at the IGI Airport in New Delhi and then openly boasted about it. The Sena replaced Gaikwad, who briefly faced a travel ban by airlines for his act, with Omraje Nimbalkar in Osmanabad in central Maharashtra. Another Sena Member of Parliament, Rajan Vichare, who was accused of force-feeding a canteen employee on fast during Ramzan in 2014, has been fielded again from Thane. As per the pre-poll alliance sealed by the BJP and the Shiv Sena, the former will contest on 25 seats and the latter on 23 out of the Lok Sabha 48 constituencies in Maharashtra. Of these 23 seats, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party announced candidates on 21, leaving out two constituencies -- Palghar and Satara -- in the first list. Currently, the Palghar seat adjoining Mumbai has a BJP MP, but the Sena has staked its claim to the constituency. "We will announce the names of remaining candidates by Sunday," senior Sena leader and Maharashtra minister Subhash Desai told reporters here after releasing the list. The constituency-wise list of Sena candidates: South Mumbai-Arvind Sawant; South Central Mumbai-Rahul Shewale; Mumbai North West-Gajanan Kirtikar; Kalyan-Shrikant Shinde; Raigad-Anant Gite; Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat-Vinayak Raut; Kolhapur-Sanjay Mandlik; Hatkanangle-Dhairyasheel Mane; Nashik-Hemant Godse; Shirdi-Sadashiv Lokhande; Shirur-Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil; Aurangabad-Chandrakant Khaire; Yavatmal Washim-Bhawana Gawli; Buldana-Prataprao Jadhav; Ramtek-Kripal Tumane; Amravati-Anandrao Adsul; Parbhani-Sanjay Jadhav; Maval-Shrirang Barne; Hingoli-Hemant Patil, Osmanabad-Omraje Nimbalkar and Thane-Rajan Vichare. Months after his election in 2014, Vichare had courted controversy by forcefully feeding a canteen employee who was observing Ramzan fast in Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi. The Sena had defended Vichare and his associates involved in the incident, saying they did not know the canteen employee was a Muslim and was observing Ramzan fast. The party had clarified Vichare and others were irked over poor quality of food being served in the canteen. In 2014, the Sena had contested on 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state and won 18. Meanwhile, former NCP legislator and labour leader Narendra Patil called on Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence 'Matoshree' here. According to a Sena source, the party may field Patil, who is also a prominent Maratha community leader, from Satara, a stronghold of the NCP. The Sharad Pawar-led party has already renominated its sitting MP Udayanraje Bhosale from Satara in western Maharashtra.
2019-03-22Opportunity zone program provides Missoula a redevelopment tool, incentives for investors - Missoula Current
Skip to content Skip to secondary menu Skip to primary sidebar E-News Advertise · Contribute · Connect Missoula CurrentMissoula's News JournalLocal News MissoulaHome Environment Politics Business Voices General UM Corner Media A & E Search for: Opportunity zones provide investors with incentives to redevelop West Broadway By Martin KidstonMarch 22, 2019 March 22, 2019 By Missoula Current Much of the West Broadway corridor in Misosula has been identified as an opportunity zone. (Martin Kidston/Missoula Current file) When Ross Keogh looks at a new investment tool tucked into the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, he sees both opportunities and complications. The latter could cause a serious tax headache if not properly handled. But on a more optimistic note, the other could bring new development to one of Missoula’s low-income census tracts, boosting housing and commercial investment. “This is really complicated,” said Keogh, an associate at Worden Thane P.C. in Missoula. “This is definitely an area you’ll want to work on with your CPA or attorney. It’s a really powerful and helpful tool in the 2017 tax act, and if used correctly, it can do a lot of good in Missoula and Montana.” The Trump administration included opportunity zones in the federal tax package two years ago to encourage long-term private investment in low-income communities. In simple terms, Keogh told a crowd gathered for Sterling CRE‘s annual Market Watch update this week, the program provides incentives for taxpayers who reinvest capital gains into “Opportunity Funds,” a specialized investment tool dedicated to certain low-income areas, or opportunity zones. The tax benefits it unlocks could boost the rate of return for investors who own equity interests within the opportunity zone. By holding the asset, the investor also receives added basis and avoidance on all appreciation. “If you have capital gains, you get to defer until December 2026,” said Keogh. “It’s a long time to not pay your tax bill. But it’s not forever, and that Dec. 26, 2026 date is hard wired.” Gov. Steve Bullock nominated 25 areas in Montana as opportunity zones last year, including much of Missoula’s West Broadway corridor. Loosely defined, it covers a swath of the city from Scott Street to North Reserve, and from Interstate 90 south to the Clark Fork River. City leaders have also eyed the area for revitalization. Eran Pehan, director of the city’s Office of Housing and Community Development, said interest in the area – and the opportunity fund program – is high. “That zone for us was particularly exciting because it provides a really great opportunity to develop mixed-use residential and commercial development,” she told the Missoula Current. “We’ve already had tremendous interest in the process and have been getting phone calls from folks both local, regional and across the nation to find opportunity zone investments that could be deployed in Missoula.” The area in Missoula identified as an opportunity zone closely mirrors an urban renewal district established by the city several years ago. As the city prepares to unveil its new housing policy, a wide range of investment and funding tools will likely be included, including targeted use of tax increment financing, which can only be tapped in an urban renewal district. “Given the overlay of those two zones, you can use TIF if you qualify, and maybe the opportunity zone opportunity,” said Nick Kaufman, a senior planner with WGM Group. “If you find a piece of land that doesn’t have the benefit of an opportunity zone, and doesn’t have a TIF option, you’re at a real disadvantage as far as the opportunities that are out there.” While some watchdogs caution that the opportunity fund program could be exploited by luxury developers building high-end projects, advocates of the program, including Republican lawmakers who crafted the tax reform bill, believe the zones will boost investment and create jobs in economically distressed communities. 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2019-03-22HC restrains release of Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography 'The Incomplete Man' till March 25 - Economic Times
HC restrains release of Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography 'The Incomplete Man' till March 25 Mar 22, 2019, 11.18 AM IST MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has restrained industrialist Vijaypat Singhania from releasing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till March 25. In an order earlier this week, Justice Sandeep Shinde also directed a civil court in Thane to take up for final hearing a suit and other applications filed by Raymond Limited seeking to stop the book's release. "...I deem it appropriate to request the civil judge of Thane to hear the suit and all applications filed therein seeking interim reliefs on March 25," Justice Shinde said. The high court was hearing an application filed by Vijaypat Singhania, praying that the suit filed by the company in Thane court be shifted to a civil court in Mumbai, where a similar suit has been filed by his son Gautam Singhania, current Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond. Raymond's lawyer Kartik Nayar said the high court has restrained Vijaypat Singhania from publishing his book till March 25. "The high court has directed the Thane civil court to decide the suit filed by Raymond as expeditiously as possible," he said. The company, in September 2018, moved the Thane court alleging that the book's contents were defamatory and it should not be allowed to be published. Vijaypat Singhania then approached the high court seeking transfer of the matter to a Mumbai court, citing inconvenience. The Singhania senior and his son Gautam are also locked in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey redeveloped J K House building in south Mumbai. In a petition filed in the high court in 2016, Vijaypat Singhania claimed that his son was refusing to honour an arbitration order which awarded the duplex to him.
2019-03-22Couple gets 10 years in jail for minor's rape - Times of India
Couple gets 10 years in jail for minor's rape Mar 22, 2019, 07:49 IST THANE: The district sessions court sentenced a couple from Navi Mumbai to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment for the rape of a 13-year-old girl, who is a distant relative Special judge P P Jadhav also fined Allauddin Mansuri, a resident of Warlipada in Pawane village, and his wife Akhtari Begum, Rs 11,000 each. Prosecutor Vivek Kadu told the court Akhtari lured the girl, a Class VIII student, to their home and her husband forced himself on the minor girl. The harassment continued as the victim was threatened into silence, the prosecution said. The abuse came to light when the victim complained of stomach ache and a medical examination revealed she was four months pregnant.
2019-03-22Mumbai: Man arrested for poisoning wife in Thane - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Man arrested for poisoning wife in Thane March 22, 2019 7:49 am Thane: A 40-year-old man from Badlapur was arrested by Thane Police Thursday for allegedly killing the wife and attempting to kill the couple’s two children. S Bhosle, the accused, was booked under IPC sections 302 (murder), 498-A (subjecting married woman to cruelty), 307 (attempt to murder). The case was registered at Badlapur East police station late Wednesday night after the father of the victim woman lodged a complaint. ,The couple had married nine years ago and had two children. The accused often harassed and even beat up his wife seeking money for liquor and he had also borrowed money from several persons, the police said. On March 15, Bhosle allegedly gave a cold drink laced with rat poison to his wife and the two children. The wife died at a hospital in Mumbai Wednesday while the two children were still undergoing treatment, the police said. Further probe is on.
2019-03-2211 parishioners face FIR for burying decorated armyman on church land - Mumbai Mirror
11 parishioners face FIR for burying decorated armyman on church land Updated: Mar 22, 2019, 06:00 IST Jesiah Rayan’s son Justin said 1,500 parishioners participated in his burial ceremony They say lack of burial space forced them to lay 95-year-old Jesiah Rayan to rest in church. In a city which has no space for its people, even the dead meet a similar fate. The paucity of burial space in Thane has forced the local Christian community to bury an ex-serviceman and war veteran in the residential zone of Our Lady of Mercy Church on Pokhran Road in Thane on Wednesday, and incurred the wrath of the Thane civic authorities. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) registered an FIR against 11 parishioners of the Our Lady of Mercy Church, who had organised the funeral of 95-year-old Jesiah Rayan. His son Justin Rayan, who is named in the FIR, said around 1,500 parishioners participated in the burial ceremony on the church plot at noon on Wednesday. The TMC issued a notice to Vartak Nagar Police station against Justin Rayan, Peter George, Melwyn Fernandes, Sunil Saldanha, Anil D’Souza, Patrick D’Souza, Danny D’Souza, Michael Alva, Richard Joseph, Johnson Augustine and Edwin D’Costa, which was converted into an FIR on Thursday. “The issue is the lack of space in the current cemetery. We don’t have another burial ground in Thane. There are five lakh Catholics in Thane, and the current cemetery is stacked with bodies atop each other. A body takes three years to decompose fully. My father was a freedom fighter and a former armyman, and had been posted to Jabalpur on September 18, 1943. He won five medals for exemplary service, including a Seva medal. All parishioners were willing that he should be honoured, and not buried over the body of another person,” Justin said. He said Jesiah wanted a decent burial in the church premises, and 4,000 parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy Church decided they would honour his wishes as authorities had not allotted new burial space for 30 years. “The TMC and the collector had assured us they would co-operate. Nobody is listening to us. So we decided to take this decision and go against the authorities. Being in the Indian Army, my dad fought for the nation. The TMC must decide if it wants to honour him. He deserves a decent burial, and the parishioners agree,” Justin said. Thomas Joseph, another parishioner, said, “At Teenath Petrol pump at St John the Baptist Church, there is a cemetery which has is 2,500 sq ft for the entire Christian community. When we go for funerals and bury other bodies, we see bones from other bodies. During the rains, people can’t enter as it has become muddy. We are trying to get more space allotted from the tehsildar and the TMC. Thane is developing, and many Christians have settled here.” “Jesiah wanted to be on his own property after death, and thought if we buryied him on church land, it would wake up the authorities. He wanted to give back to the community even in death. All parishioners agreed to this as it was his wish,” Joseph said. Melwyn Fernandes, parishioner and secretary, Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC), said, “We cannot beg anymore for our own rights. This church land is donated by Queen Victoria to the Roman Catholic Church in 1864 by the way of sanad (deed). Why has the TMC’s department that issues birth and death certificates now registered an FIR against us?” Sunil Saldanha said, “We had to give Jesiah due honour. The church has sold its land, and this was the only land available. This is an open plot and we need it for the cemetery. It is located within our own church compound. This burial was a mark of protest.” Despite several attempts, Thane Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal was unavailable for comment.
2019-03-22Creating Communities, Delivering Happiness: Hiranandani - - Accommodation TAccimes
Creating Communities, Delivering Happiness: Hiranandani March 22, 2019 The Thane Municipal Corporation has become the first civic authority in the country to introduce the concept of happiness index (HI). The TMC, recently, allotted an amount of Rs 100 crore to improve the happiness index of its citizens. Thane, known as Mumbai’s twin city has emerged as a preferred destination for the real estate players in terms of residential and commercial offerings. The United Nations General Assembly, on June 28, 2012, adopted March 20 as the International Day of Happiness for the significance; as it is the day of the March equinox. On the International Day of Happiness, Hiranandani Group thought it would be fitting to share the message of ‘H for Happiness’. As they say home is not a place, it’s a feeling. A feeling of warmth, familiarity, security, and memories garnered through generations, all bonding together into one very strong emotion called ‘happiness’. In fact, at the Hiranandani Group, we may add that home is where our ‘happiness’ stories begin. When a homebuyer hunts for a dream home at the new location to live or rent, they really look for space where they can feel happy. Happiness quotient lies in day to day convenient lifestyle which a Hiranandani mixed-used integrated township model provides to its esteemed residents. For years seen to be the sister city of Mumbai, Thane has now evolved into the prime destination for luxury real estate. At the turn of the Millennium, it was positioned as a mid-range housing destination. Today, it has evolved into the discerning expatriate Indian home seeker’s first choice for Uber homes, which re-define luxury real estate. Being the first civic authority in the country to introduce the concept of happiness index (HI), the thrust of this year’s allocation of Rs 100 crore by the TMC will focus on health, education and environment under the happiness index for the year 2019-2020. Apart from improving the livability conditions, the HI is meant to help the residents lead happier lives. For the home seeker looking out for an ideal real estate offering to call ‘home’, Thane’s high-end homes offer amenities and facilities on par with those in plush residential locales the world-over. Across different high-end projects, Thane’s luxe homes offer exacting international standards. Premium super luxury home seekers can choose from different ‘Palatial Living’ option in Thane. The options of high-end homes across different projects are set to enhance Thane’s status as not just a high-end real estate destination, but an Uber luxury destination for palatial homes – and happiness is included in this.
2019-03-22Around the world in three years, three days - Business Standard
Around the world in three years, three days Updated at March 22, 2019 18:55 IST "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans," wrote famous English writer John Lennon in his song 'Beautiful Boy' released in 1980. Vishnudas Chapke, a Mumbai-based journalist, has lived that wisdom quintessentially, trotting the globe by road "unplanned" on an impecunious budget. The 36-year-old scribe, who had set out on the journey exactly three years and three days ago from Thane railway station hear here, has returned to the Maharashtra city, covering 35 countries in Asia, South America, Central America, Europe and Australia. Chapke, who has roots in a farming family from Parbhani in the Marathwada region, undertook the journey seeking inspiration from naval captain Dilip Donde's solo circumnavigation of the world by sea. The scribe returned to India, crossing the border from Myanmar at Manipur last Friday. He reached Thane Thursday night. "My mind was filled with uncertainty when I began the journey on March 19, 2016. It was an unplanned trip. But what unfolded over the next three years was an amazing and beautiful experience," Chapke said. "Returning home after being away from family and friends for a long span is an extremely emotional experience," he added. Chapke feels the trip has enriched him as a person. The scribe added it taught him to live in tough and varying weather conditions as he went about vagabonding around the world. But the tour had its share of unpleasant experiences. Chapke recounted how two years ago he was allegedly mugged in Chile by a drug addict who decamped with his cellphone and money. Practicing austerity at personal-level until before undertaking the journey came handy during the wayfaring, he added. "This trip helped me connect with people belonging to different backgrounds culturally and religion wise and who speak different languages. Notwithstanding these barriers, I could become friends with them and that's an asset now," he added. Chapke said he sought to flag the environment cause all along the trip, planting saplings with ministers and diplomats in at least 15 of the countries the journalist visited. Among his memorable experiences was playing a volunteer during a forest fire in Chile in January 2017. His contribution towards relief work was appreciated by the South American country's then President Michelle Bachelet, Chapke said. He also expressed gratitude towards those who helped him, including organisations like Tata Trust, during the journey, which was demanding financially.
2019-03-2216-year-old Mumbai boy with severe TB and HIV dies after delay in treatment - Hindustan Times
16-year-old Mumbai boy with severe TB and HIV dies after delay in treatment Updated: Mar 22, 2019 12:37 IST A 16-year-old, diagnosed with extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) meningitis along with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), whose treatment was delayed because of lack of a neurologist and intensive care unit (ICU) beds at the Group of TB Hospitals, Sewri, died on Wednesday after struggling for life for 13 days. Doctors from Group of TB Hospitals, where the Thane teenager, an orphan, was admitted on March 8, said he never fully recovered from the comatose stage since the time of his admission. But before being admitted at the hospital, the boy was turned down for four days by almost all tertiary care public hospitals of Mumbai and Thane due to unavailability of ICU beds to treat TB patients. Ganesh Acharya, TB and HIV activist, who helped the child get admitted, said, “We need at least 50 dedicated ICU beds for TB patients but the government is planning to introduce 10 at Sewri TB Hospital, which will fall short when it comes to saving lives.” The Sewri hospital, due to lack of a permanent neurologist, took opinions of senior doctors from KEM, Parel and BYL Nair hospitals, for his treatment. “Apart from slight finger movements, he remained comatose during the period of his admission... the TB meningitis had caused coning (swelling in the brain causing compression of lower brainstem), often fatal for 10-15 days despite treatment. His immunity was hampered severely due to HIV,” said Dr Lalit Anande, medical superintendent at the hospital.
2019-03-22Maharashtra: Ink finger swap for local polls to avoid Lok Sabha confusion - Free Press Journal
Maharashtra: Ink finger swap for local polls to avoid Lok Sabha confusion March 22, 2019 3:00 pm Mumbai: Voters will be inked on the index finger of their right hand for the local body polls in Maharashtra on March 24 to avoid confusion during the Lok Sabha polls that follow, State Election Commissioner J S Saharia said. Maharashtra will vote for 48 Lok Sabha seats in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Voters in local body polls are generally inked on the index finger of the left hand but an exception was made this time due to the general polls, he said. Moreover, in case of a repoll, the middle finger of the left hand will be inked, he added. The local body polls in the state will be for 557 gram panchayats, 82 vacant sarpanch posts, four vacant panchayat samiti posts, three municipal council and various zilla parishad polls, the official said. The three municipal councils which will go to polls on March 24 are Palghar, Sindkhedraja, and Lonar in Buldhana. The district councils are Pune- Dehugaon-Lohagaon Election department (Taluka- Haveli). According to officials, the panchayat committees up for polls are Baglan (Nashik) – Pathave Digar Nirvachak Gad and Mohadi (Bhandara) – Varathi and Palora. District wise gram panchayats which will have polls on March 24 for 557 seats are Thane-3, Raigad-20, Ratnagiri-11, Sindhudurg-4, Nashik-48, Dhule-18, Jalgaon-12, Ahmednagar-3, Nandurbar-5, Pune-20, Solapur-8 , Satara-44, Kolhapur-3, Aurangabad-3, Osmanabad-2, Parbhani-1, Amravati-1, Akola-14, Washim-32, Buldhana-2, Nagpur-2, Wardha-298, Chandrapur-1 and Gadchiroli – 2. Polls for 82 sarpanch posts would be held in Thane-1, Raigad-15, Sindhudurg-3, Nashik-4, Dhule-1, Jalgaon-2, Ahmednagar-4, Nandurbar-1, Pune-3, Solapur-3, Satara-6 , Sangli – 2, Kolhapur – 8, Beed – 1, Nanded – 6, Osmanabad – 2, Parbhani – 2, Akola – 3, Yavatmal – 1, Washim – 6, Buldhana – 2 and Nagpur -6.
2019-03-22HC asks Vijaypat Singhania not to release autobiography, 'The Incomplete Man' till 25 March - Firstpost
HC asks Vijaypat Singhania not to release autobiography, 'The Incomplete Man' till 25 March Mar 22, 2019 07:49:43 IST Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has restrained industrialist Vijaypat Singhania from releasing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till 25 March. In an order earlier this week, Justice Sandeep Shinde also directed a civil court in Thane to take up for final hearing a suit and other applications filed by Raymond Limited seeking to stop the book's release. "...I deem it appropriate to request the civil judge of Thane to hear the suit and all applications filed therein seeking interim reliefs on 25 March," Justice Shinde said. The high court was hearing an application filed by Vijaypat Singhania, praying that the suit filed by the company in Thane court be shifted to a civil court in Mumbai, where a similar suit has been filed by his son Gautam Singhania, current Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond. Raymond's lawyer Kartik Nayar said the high court has restrained Vijaypat Singhania from publishing his book till 25 March. "The high court has directed the Thane civil court to decide the suit filed by Raymond as expeditiously as possible," he said. The company, in September 2018, moved the Thane court alleging that the book's contents were defamatory and it should not be allowed to be published. Vijaypat Singhania then approached the high court seeking transfer of the matter to a Mumbai court, citing inconvenience. The Singhania senior and his son Gautam are also locked in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey redeveloped J K House building in south Mumbai. In a petition filed in the high court in 2016, Vijaypat Singhania claimed that his son was refusing to honour an arbitration order which awarded the duplex to him.
2019-03-22Man found dead in flour mill in Bhiwandi - The Tribune India
Man found dead in flour mill in Bhiwandi Updated: Mar 22, 2019, 2:55 PM A 25-year-old man was found dead in a flour mill in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday. Krishna Gautam used to work as a machine operator in Therma Flour Mills and stayed in one of the galas in the company premises, Bhoiwada police said. "He was found dead in his gala on Thursday morning by friends who had come to invite him to play Holi. His head bore injury marks. We have taken a case of murder against unidentified persons," an official said.
2019-03-22725 caught for drink-driving on Holi - Times of India
725 caught for drink-driving on Holi Mar 22, 2019, 08:02 IST MUMBAI: Traffic police caught 725 persons for drink-driving in 24 hours during Holi on Thursday. In 2018, 375 were nabbed, while in 2017, 317 were stopped and fined. Another 223 persons were caught by local police across the city for similar offences on Thursday, while the figure was 368 the previous year. Till 8 pm on Thursday, 166 were held for rash driving, 430 for over-speeding, 789 for riding triple seat and 3,827 for other traffic violations. Also, 4,738 bikers were held for riding without helmet. Overall, 10,675 cases of traffic violation were registered in the city during the drive, that started on Wednesday night. Last year, the figure was 11,018. The rise in cases was due to police presence at important junctions. Joint commissioner of police (traffic) Amitesh Kumar said, "An intense drive was held across the city, primarily on issues like drink-driving, helmetless riding, over-speeding and rash driving. No major accident was reported till late on Thursday." At least 40,000 personnel were on bandobast duty across the city to tackle any untoward incident from Wednesday evening till late Thursday. Mumbai Police spokesperson, DCP Manjunath Singe said, "We deployed proper security to curb any nuisance during the festive season. The maximum number were booked for riding without helmet and drink-driving." A police officer said precautionary measures, like formation of anti-eve-teasing squads, night patrolling, citywide nakabandis and deployment of women constables were taken to maintain law and order. While the number of cases registered by traffic police was 4,621 in 2017, against 5,355 in 2018, the increase can be attributed to the presence of more officials on the streets and easy of issuing e-challans to offenders. Meanwhile, Thane traffic police have registered 1,000 drink-driving cases during Holi. Navi Mumbai traffic police carried out a two-day drive against drink-driving and booked 146 persons, mostly bikers. Most cases were registered by Rabale, Mahape, Kalamboli and Panvel traffic units under which Thane-Belapur and Sion-Panvel highways come.
2019-03-22Coaching class owner held for Bhiwandi SSC paper leak - Mumbai Mirror
Coaching class owner held for Bhiwandi SSC paper leak Updated: Mar 22, 2019, 06:00 IST The Bhiwandi police arrested a local coaching class owner on Wednesday in connection with the leak of the SSC Science paper on March 18 via WhatsApp. The accused has been identified as Sheikh Wazir ur Rehman, 39, a resident of Vetal Pada, Bhiwandi, in Thane district. Rehman ran Career Education classes in Bhiwandi, which he had founded. Investigators are trying to trace the original source of the question papers that Rehman seems to have obtained, police sources told Mirror. “We are still carrying out our investigations. We have identified some people. We have to establish a digital trail,” DCP Ankit Goyal said. Rehman’s arrest in the paper leak case is strikingly similar to the arrest of Feroz Khan — a school Math teacher who also ran a coaching class —in an SSC paper leak case in Andheri last year. The police action comes days after Bhiwandi-based NGO Samwad Foundation sent several complaint letters to the Mumbai division of the State Board, pointing to a possible SSC paper leak racket. Based on the NGO’s complaint, Sharad Khandagale, secretary of the board’s Mumbai Division, filed the first complaint against the paper leak on Wednesday. The case pertained to the leak of Science and Math papers conducted between March 11 and 18. Hours after the first case was filed, Narpoli police station in Bhiwandi registered another case for the leak of the History and Political Science paper held on Wednesday. Three Class X students who were to appear for the History and Political Science paper at the exam centre, Parshuram Dhonu Taware Vidyalay in Bhiwandi, were found with a copy of the question paper on their mobile phones nearly half an hour before the exam started, at 11 am on Wednesday. A teacher at the centre found them reading from their mobile phones in an autorickshaw outside the centre and became suspicious when the trio did not enter the hall at the stipulated time. Their mobile phones have been seized. In both the leaks, the police registered cases under the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act, section 406, for criminal breach of trust under IPC, and under the Information Technology Act. The police have not yet founds leads linking the two cases. “We are conducting parallel inquiries,” DCP Goyal said. Bhiwandi taluka has 45 exam centres. A total of 92 officials, comprising 45 centre conductors, 45 assistant custodians and two main custodians, are involved in the conduct of exams, excluding supervisors and invigilators. Khandagale said the board has not yet initiated internal or departmentallevel probes to trace the source of the leaks. “We are waiting for the police to finish their investigation before we take further action. At the centre level, we have not independently found any evidence,” he said. Krishnakumar Patil, acting chairperson, Mumbai Division, said on Wednesday that the board had taken a serious view of the leaks.
2019-03-22Body found in Thane - United News of India
2019-03-22Thane Man Arrested For Selling Assembled TV Sets With Fake Logos: Cops - NDTV News
Thane Man Arrested For Selling Assembled TV Sets With Fake Logos: Cops Updated: March 23, 2019 03:19 IST THANE: An electronics shop owner was arrested for allegedly assembling television sets and passing them off as products of reputed brands by using fabricated logos, police said. Police arrested Ashok Walmik Singh (40), owner of an electronic store in Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra's Thane district, a senior police officer said. "He was selling these televisions in a price range of Rs. 19,000-25,000. We have seized 60 such TV sets and spares worth Rs. 5.5 lakh as well as 275 illegally fabricated logos," he said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act, he added.
2019-03-22Thane Crime Man held for selling assembled TV sets with fake logos - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Man held for selling assembled TV sets with fake logos Updated: Mar 22, 2019, 18:00 IST Thane: An electronics shop owner has been arrested for allegedly assembling television sets and passing them off as products of reputed brands by using fabricated logos, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed Ashok Walmik Singh (40), owner of an electronic store in Kalher area of Bhiwandi town in Thane, said Senior Inspector Jairaj Ranaware of the Thane police's Crime Branch. "He was selling these televisions in a price range of Rs 19000-25000. We have seized 60 such TV sets and spares worth Rs 5.5 lakh as well as 275 illegally fabricated logos," he said. A case has been registered at Narpoli police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act, Ranaware added.
2019-03-22Married couple sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment after husband rapes, impregnates 13-year-old girl - Times Now
Married couple sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment after husband rapes, impregnates 13-year-old girl Updated Mar 22, 2019 Thane: A couple in Thane district of Mahastashtra has been sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment for the rape of a minor girl. A district sessions court in Thane delivered the verdict after a police investigation into the matter revealed that the accused, who are distant relatives of the minor girl, lured her to their home and raped her. Special Judge PP Jadhav awarded the punishment to one Allauddin Mansuri and his wife Akhtari Begum both of whom are residents of Warlipada in Pawane village of Maharashtra's Thane district. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 11,000 each on both of the accused after Prosecutor Vivek Kadu argued explained the timeline of events regarding this case before the court. The couple lured the 13-year-old girl, a student of Class VII, to their home after which Allauddin raped her. They continued to harass and abuse the girl by threatening her, added the prosecutor. Their heinous crime came to light only after the girl complained of stomach ache and was taken to a doctor by her parents. Medical examination revealed that the girl was four-months pregnant at the time, said Kadu. A couple in Chennai was also arrested earlier this month from Chengalpattu for sexually harassing a four-year-old child. The accused were neighbours of the child's parents who worked as daily wage labourers. Another case which was reported from the neighbouring district of Palghar earlier this month where a 12-year-old boy was booked for raping and impregnating a 10-year-old girl. The girl's parents approached police when they discovered that their daughter was being raped by their minor neighbour for over our months and was pregnant. Acting on their complaint, Mokhada police launched an investigation into the matter and later arrested the boy. He was booked under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
2019-03-22Care for environment: No dustbin, please; crematorium's initiative to turn flowers and garlands into compost - Times Now
Care for environment: No dustbin, please; crematorium's initiative to turn flowers and garlands into compost Updated Mar 22, 2019 | 11:35 IST | Mumbai/Thane: As per religious and social customs, tons of flowers and garlands make their way to funeral ceremonies as wreaths and floral homages to the dead are a norm. Oftentimes, these floral offerings are removed from the mortal remains of a person before he or she is given the funeral rites. To stop the journey of these flowers into dustbins, the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation is now channelising them through a machine that turns it into compost. The Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation has adopted this project initiated by social service and environmental consciousness NGO named Keshav Srushti in Mumbai-Thane's Mira Bhayander suburb. The Corporation and the environmental conservation volunteers wish to send forth a message of reuse and recycle for anything that, unless treated in this manner, only becomes a refuse landfill material. As per a report in the Loksatta, the Keshav Srushti organisation has helped the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation install the compost-making machine at the Bhayander West crematorium on an experimental basis. The employees working at the crematorium collect the flowers that have been discarded/set aside before the body is cremated. They put the flowers into the shredder and add the bio-culture mix (given by the Keshav Srushti organisation) to the shredder. On an average, for every 5 kg of flowers, about a spoonful of the bio-culture mix is required. The resultant compound is kept aside for 21 days. The intermediate stirring of the mix is carried out by the employees at the crematorium. The compost, after it is ready to use, is sent to the corporation's parks and gardens. Freedom from Garbage is the motto of Keshav Srushti, reports the Loksatta. If this experiment proves successful, the organisation aims at supplying the same machine to the remaining 13 crematoriums within the city, Dr Sushil Agrawal - who runs the Keshav Srushti-run cow shelter and is also the chairman of the ward committee of Mira Bhayander - reportedly told the Loksatta. Keshav Srushti - the environmental conservation organisation - apparently has a number of green schemes in the pipeline, as per the Loksatta. Under the 'My Green Society' initiative of Keshav Srushti, there is a plan to acquire fertiliser from garbage. The other plan is to involve big corporates and use the Corporate Social Responsibility Fund to make fertiliser from flowers offered at 60 big devasthanams (temple complexes).
2019-03-22Bhiwandi: Man held for selling assembled TV sets with fake logos - Times of India
Bhiwandi: Man held for selling assembled TV sets with fake logos Mar 22, 2019, 18:40 IST THANE: An electronics shop owner has been arrested for allegedly assembling television sets and passing them off as products of reputed brands by using fabricated logos, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed Ashok Walmik Singh (40), owner of an electronic store in Kalher area of Bhiwandi town, said Senior Inspector Jairaj Ranaware of the Thane police's Crime Branch. "He was selling these televisions in a price range of Rs 19000-25000. We have seized 60 such TV sets and spares worth Rs 5.5 lakh as well as 275 illegally fabricated logos," he said. A case has been registered at Narpoli police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indian Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act, Ranaware added.
2019-03-22Man found dead in flour mill in Bhiwandi - Times of India
Man found dead in flour mill in Bhiwandi Mar 22, 2019, 16:34 IST THANE: A 25-year-old man was found dead in a flour mill in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said Friday. Krishna Gautam used to work as a machine operator in Therma Flour Mills and stayed in one of the galas in the company premises, Bhoiwada police said. "He was found dead in his gala Thursday morning by friends who had come to invite him to play Holi. His head bore injury marks. We have taken a case of murder against unidentified persons," an official said.
2019-03-22Man held for selling imitated TV sets in Thane - United News of India
Man held for selling imitated TV sets in Thane Thane, Mar 22 (UNI) A 40-year-old person was arrested from the Bhiwandi town of this district on the alleged charge of selling fake branded television sets, stated the police on Friday.According to the police, the accused Ajay Singh, owned the electronics shop-H B Electronics & Home...
2019-03-22Body found in Thane - United News of India
Body found in Thane Posted at: Mar 22 2019 1:46 PM Thane, Mar 22 (UNI) A body of industrial worker was found on the premises of the company at Bhiwandi of the district, city police said on Friday. Police sources said, Krishna Gautam (25), the machine operator was living on the premises of the Therma Flour Mills.
2019-03-22Thane police arrests one for selling fake TV sets - United News of India
Thane police arrests one for selling fake TV sets Thane, Mar 22 (UNI) The crime branch of Thane police have arrested an electronic shop owner for assembling TV sets and passing them off as reputed brands, the police informed on Friday. Senior police inspector Jairaj Ranaware told media, "Following a tip-off, we raided a shop in power loom town of Bhiwandi and arrested Ajay Walmik Singh for selling duplicate TV sets. The accused used to assemble TVs, affix popular brand names like Sony, Samsung, Aiwa, and LG to them and sold them to customers." "The television sets were sold in a range of Rs 19 to 25,000," the officer added. The police seized 60 TVs, 275 logos, a laptop and pendrive from the shop.
2019-03-21HC asks Vijaypat Singhania not to release autobiography till March 25 - Times of India
HC asks Vijaypat Singhania not to release autobiography till March 25 Mar 21, 2019, 16:37 IST Mumbai, Mar 21 () The Bombay High Court has restrained industrialist Vijaypat Singhania from releasing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till March 25. In an order earlier this week, Justice Sandeep Shinde also directed a civil court in Thane to take up for final hearing a suit and other applications filed by Raymond Limited seeking to stop the book's release. "...I deem it appropriate to request the civil judge of Thane to hear the suit and all applications filed therein seeking interim reliefs on March 25," Justice Shinde said. The high court was hearing an application filed by Vijaypat Singhania, praying that the suit filed by the company in Thane court be shifted to a civil court in Mumbai, where a similar suit has been filed by his son Gautam Singhania, current Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond. Raymond's lawyer Kartik Nayar said the high court has restrained Vijaypat Singhania from publishing his book till March 25. "The high court has directed the Thane civil court to decide the suit filed by Raymond as expeditiously as possible," he said. The company, in September 2018, moved the Thane court alleging that the book's contents were defamatory and it should not be allowed to be published. Vijaypat Singhania then approached the high court seeking transfer of the matter to a Mumbai court, citing inconvenience. The Singhania senior and his son Gautam are also locked in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey redeveloped J K House building in south Mumbai. In a petition filed in the high court in 2016, Vijaypat Singhania claimed that his son was refusing to honour an arbitration order which awarded the duplex to him.
2019-03-21Thane: Rehabilitation centre attendant arrested following inmates death - Devdiscourse
Thane: Rehabilitation centre attendant arrested following inmates death Updated: 21-03-2019 16:07 IST An attendant of a rehabilitation centre at Kausa in Thane district of Maharashtra was arrested following the death of one of its inmates under mysterious circumstances, police said on Thursday. Rais Khan (40), was arrested late Wednesday night, for alleged negligence that led to the death of 31-year-old Nayeem Shamim Khan, son of a vegetable vendor, earlier this week, police said. Two directors-- Mubin Tade and Iqbal Kazi-- of Al Tayebeen Rehabilitation Centre have also been booked in this connection, police said. As per the complaint lodged by the victim's father, Nayeem died on Monday. "Nayeem had suffered injuries after falling down on March 15. As per his father's complaint, the rehabilitation centre's management neither informed the family about his injuries, nor did it take proper care of him," inspector R B Valatkar of Mumbra police station said. "As per the complaint, delay in the treatment and negligence on the part of the management led to Nayeem's death," he added. His father also alleged that in order to cure his son of addiction, the rehab centre staff used to subject him to thrashing. Based on the complaint, the trio was booked under IPC section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). A search has been launched to nab the two directors of the rehab centre.
2019-03-21Thane (Maharashtra) - Rajan Baburao Vichare - My543 - ThePrint
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Data for full-term ministers not recorded. Subject-wise LS Questions by the MP Finance Agriculture Defence Railways Education Health Employment Environment Energy Social Justice Welfare Miscellaneous Explanation of graph Classification of questions only a broad indication. “Miscellaneous” signals that fewer MPs raised these topics in general MPLADS Expenditure Explanation of graph Source: mplads.gov.in.  All figures as of 25 Jan 2019 State Avg is average expenditure of all state constituencies Entitlement > 25 crores (carry over from previous LS term) Entitlement < 25 crores (by-election/seat vacant) Entitlement = 0 (no data available) Constituency Indicators Explanation of graph Source: NHFS-4 at district-level (except where otherwise noted) District data approximated for each constituency based on multiple factors. Literacy rate percentages from Census 2011. Underweight children data (constituency level) from tool developed by Harvard, IEG, Tata Trusts, NITI Aayog experts 0 implies no data available Check out My543, our comprehensive report card of all Lok Sabha MPs. Previous articleMY543 Maharashtra-SolapurNext articleMY543 Maharashtra-Wardha ThePrint 10 COMMENTS Amit Vaswani 10 April, 2019 at 7:58 pm Our Thane is transforming big time. There’s continuous developmental activities in progress all over Thane. These are going pointers. However, Public Transport system needs big time renovation. Currently the regulation is being breached by private transporters, thus causing financial loss to Thane Transport Department. The public vehicles are not maintained, underperforming and therefore are, dangerous for commuting precious lives. Public Transport in Thane needs big time scaling up. Regional Transport Offices should mandatorily run driving awareness programs because many licenses are being issued in haphazard manner which is the major reason of maximum accidents happening in Thane. There’s a very high requirement of appropriate traffic sign boards on the roads because most drivers do not know the rules of driving government/private vehicles on public roads of Thane. There are no appropriate signals to regulate the traffic. Vehicles are parked close to the main driving roads and on footpaths, thus causing chaos throughout the day everyday especially during rush hours thus increasing chances of accidents. Pedestrian is given least importance on the public roads. Majority of footpaths are not in pedestrian walkable condition. Towing of 2 wheelers is rampant, especially of helpless senior citizens, ladies & kids going to schools & colleges. 2-wheelers should be allowed to be parked by the ATM users, medical store visitors, hospital patients & relative and should not be towed. These areas should be free at all times and parking of 2-wheelers should not be misused in these designated areas. Reply srijith 10 April, 2019 at 4:40 pm Basically can i trust the authenticity of a site called “PRINT”..EVERYONE KNOWS ITS ANTI MODI Reply U.N. Pai 10 April, 2019 at 1:04 pm Gaimukh should be developed as tourist spot and also as a metro and bus terminus to improve connectivity via ghodbunder road to thane station, bkc and borivali/andheri via fountain hotel. Gaimukh can also be directly connected to mulund east checknaka by road to reduce heavy vehicle traffic on ghodbunder road. Connecting thane station to borivali station via gaimukh will solve major commuting problems. Our thane MP should take note of these suggestions and take necessary steps to improve the plight of thane citizens as soon as possible. Reply S. Murty 8 April, 2019 at 4:36 pm Is the incumbent or candidate? This information is good but if he is not the 2019 candidate this information is useless. Reply M. Alarag 8 April, 2019 at 3:51 pm Our constituency has improved significantly in the last 5 years. Our MP and his team of workers have done a good job. However MP should stop further migration into Thane, we do not want it to be highly populated like Mumbai. Focus on stopping illegal outsiders from building illegal slums and buildings in Thane. Reply Arijit Ghosh 6 April, 2019 at 1:46 pm Health services at affordable prices is top most priority in Thane and Navi Mumbai. Quality of health services needs to be improved. Drinking water should be clean and hygienic for all. Why citizens depend on Bottled Water? Reply Kishore Upadhyay 5 April, 2019 at 2:23 am Be a responsible citizen and cast your vote. Reply ZEI 3 April, 2019 at 2:20 pm If he wants our votes tjis time tje candidate must explain details of where he spent his Rs.25 Cr. MPLADS. He must also give voters jis wishlist for spending next term’s MPLADS if je wants our votes this time. Its better to press NOTA if no other worthy candidate is in the race. Reply Kishore Upadhyay 5 April, 2019 at 2:22 am Hey don’t waste your vote for nota also…..be at a hill station or leisure somewhere…. Reply Sanjay Tupe 3 April, 2019 at 8:13 am I don’t think he has made any contribution for development of Thane. His public appearance is very limited. Socially not involved much. He must initiate healthy hospitals. All civil hospitals are worst and literally garbage. Hope once elected he will improve so. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! 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2019-03-21SSC Question Papers Leaked in Maharashtra's Thane; Case Registered - News18
SSC Question Papers Leaked in Maharashtra's Thane; Case Registered March 21, 2019, 12:12 PM IST Thane: Question papers of two subjects of the SSC (Class X) exam conducted by the Maharashtra State Board were found leaked at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said. A case was registered at Narpoli police station against an unidentified person in this connection. "As per the complaint filed by a state board official, examination of history and political science subjects was scheduled to take place on Wednesday," senior inspector M B Shinde of Narpoli police station said on Thursday. "For the exam that was to start at 11 am, students were expected to be in the exam hall by 10.15 am. However, outside an exam centre at Kalher in Bhiwandi, the board official found some girl students checking their mobile phones inside an autorickshaw," he added. When the official checked their phones, he found the question papers of history and political science subjects. "The girls had received these question papers through a messaging application. When the actual question papers were tallied with those on the mobiles, they were found to be the same," Shinde added. A case was registered under IPC section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and section 72 of the Information Technology Act, police said, adding that nobody has been arrested in this connection so far. According to police, question papers of algebra, geometry and science subjects were also allegedly leaked in Bhiwandi earlier. The state board's secondary school certificate (SSC) exam began on March 1.
2019-03-2175-acre green zone under threat in Thane, says activist - The Asian Age
75-acre green zone under threat in Thane, says activist Published : Mar 22, 2019, 1:21 am IST Mumbai: After a huge part of Mumbai's green cover in Aarey Colony was approved for the construction of a car shed for the Metro-4 corridor, the green cover in Thane is now under threat. A 75-acre green zone in Thane city has been proposed for building a car shed for a Metro line and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to modify the ‘green zone’ to ‘land reserved for Metro car shed’ in its development plan. The town planning department has also issued a public notice asking for objections and suggestions from the public. The TMC’s general body had already passed a resolution last year for change in reservation in the Thane city development plan. The resolution states that the 75-acre (30.40-hectare) green zone in Kavesar and Vadvali village of Thane be changed for land reserved for the metro car shed. However, environmental activists are against this mass destruction of green cover. Rohit Joshi, an activist from Thane, said, “The resolution passed by TMC itself is not abiding by all the rules and I have documents proving that. The land that has been proposed for the metro car shed is a wetland and construction is not allo-wed there. A lot of dumping has been carried out in Kasarvadavali.” Mr Joshi added that he has already sent a legal notice to the authorities and has decided to file a public interest litigation against construction of the Metro car shed in Kasarvadavali.
2019-03-212019 Lok Sabha polls: Shiv Sena woos north Indians in Thane constituency - Hindustan Times
2019 Lok Sabha polls:?Shiv Sena woos north Indians in Thane constituency Updated: Mar 22, 2019 09:50 IST Ahead of next month’s Lok Sabha elections, the Shiv Sena is diluting its ‘sons-of-the-soil’ stance and attempting to warm up to the city’s north Indian, Gujarati, Marwari and Jain communities. In an attempt to strike a chord with the north Indian community, Yuva Sena chief and Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray addressed a gathering on eve of Holi and said the Sena could never oppose the Prime Minister, who “gets elected from Kashi (Varanasi)”. The Sena, which has come up with anti-north Indian and anti-south Indian campaigns in the past, now intends to change its image and move towards a broader ideology of Hindutva. In November 2018, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visited Ayodhya and reached out to north Indians to shake off its old image. In a short speech on Wednesday evening in Mira Road, Aaditya Thackeray said he had come to seek “blessings” before the start of campaigning for the polls. “People cannot be divided into north Indians or south Indians. For me, everybody is an Indian and everybody is ours here. Therefore I’ve come here today. Many of you have spent more time in Maharashtra; speak better Marathi than I do. Then how can we differentiate. We are one,” Thackeray said at an event organised by Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik. Sena, in the past, has contested elections on the pro-Marathi plank. However, the party has mellowed its stance and is now attempting to woo this section of voters too. Thackeray, while addressing the crowd in Marathi, added, “I was asked if I will speak in Hindi. I will speak in English, Hindi, Marathi or French because here language is not important, but what is said from the heart. We in Maharashtra speak Marathi; Uddhav ji spoke in Hindi in Ayodhya.” Mira-Bhayander, which has a sizable north Indian, Gujarati and Marwari population, is part of the Thane Lok Sabha constituency that is held by Sena’s Rajan Vichare. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds the Mira- Bhayander Assembly seat. According to the 2011 census, Mira-Bhayander has over 68.96% Hindus and 5.67% Jains, apart from having a large chunk of north Indian migrants. Post an alliance with the BJP, the Sena is expected to gain these votes for its candidate in the Lok Sabha election. “I am proud of the fact that we consider each other as one; we will help each other out… I have not come here to make a political speech... I will only say that this colour (pointing to his saffron kurta), is what binds us, it is in our blood. We will not let it fade away,” Thackeray said. Thackeray said the Sena would win all 23 seats that it is contesting. “The media asks us why we went for an alliance [with the BJP]. What we did is in front of everybody to see, but more importantly, how can we oppose the Prime Minister, who gets elected from Kashi (Varanasi)? How can we stand against him? We are standing by his side now,” he said.
2019-03-21Class ten exam papers of history and political science leaked in Thane - The New Indian Express
Class ten exam papers of history and political science leaked in Thane Updated: 21st March 2019 12:42 PM THANE: Question papers of two subjects of the SSC (Class X) exam conducted by the Maharashtra State Board were found leaked at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said. A case was registered at Narpoli police station against an unidentified person in this connection. "As per the complaint filed by a state board official, examination of history and political science subjects was scheduled to take place on Wednesday," senior inspector M B Shinde of Narpoli police station said on Thursday. "For the exam that was to start at 11 am, students were expected to be in the exam hall by 10.15 am. However, outside an exam centre at Kalher in Bhiwandi, the board official found some girl students checking their mobile phones inside an autorickshaw," he added. When the official checked their phones, he found the question papers of history and political science subjects. "The girls had received these question papers through a messaging application. When the actual question papers were tallied with those on the mobiles, they were found to be the same," Shinde added. A case was registered under IPC section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and section 72 of the Information Technology Act, police said, adding that nobody has been arrested in this connection so far. According to police, question papers of algebra, geometry and science subjects were also allegedly leaked in Bhiwandi earlier. The state board's secondary school certificate (SSC) exam began on March 1.
2019-03-21MH-WIFE KILLED - THE WEEK
MH-WIFE KILLED March 21, 2019 23:25 IST Man held for poisoning wife to death Thane, Mar 21 (PTI) A 40-year-old man from Badlapur was arrested by Thane Police Thursday for allegedly killing the wife and attempting to kill the couple's two children. S Bhosle, the accused, was booked under IPC sections 302 (murder), 498-A (subjecting married woman to cruelty), 307 (attempt to murder). The case was registered at Badlapur East police station late Wednesday night after the father of the victim woman lodged a complaint. The couple had married nine years ago and had two children. The accused often harassed and even beat up his wife seeking money for liquor and he had also borrowed money from several persons, the police said. On March 15, Bhosle allegedly gave a cold drink laced with rat poison to his wife and the two children. The wife died at a hospital in Mumbai Wednesday while the two children were still undergoing treatment, the police said. Further probe is on.
2019-03-21Son Stroke : HC asks Singhania not to release autobiography - The Hans India
Son Stroke : HC asks Singhania not to release autobiography Updated On: 21 March 2019 11:57 PM Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has restrained industrialist Vijaypat Singhania from releasing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till March 25. In an order earlier this week, Justice Sandeep Shinde also directed a civil court in Thane to take up for final hearing a suit and other applications filed by Raymond Limited seeking to stop the book's release. "I deem it appropriate to request the civil judge of Thane to hear the suit and all applications filed therein seeking interim reliefs on March 25," Justice Shinde said. The high court was hearing an application filed by Vijaypat Singhania, praying that the suit filed by the company in Thane court be shifted to a civil court in Mumbai, where a similar suit has been filed by his son Gautam Singhania, current CMD of Raymond. Raymond's lawyer Kartik Nayar said the high court has restrained Vijaypat Singhania from publishing his book till March 25. "The high court has directed the Thane civil court to decide the suit filed by Raymond as expeditiously as possible," he said. The company, in September 2018, moved the Thane court alleging that the book's contents were defamatory, and it should not be allowed to be published. Vijaypat Singhania then approached the high court seeking transfer of the matter to a Mumbai court, citing inconvenience. The Singhania senior and his son Gautam are also locked in a legal battle over a duplex apartment in the 36-storey redeveloped J K House building in south Mumbai.
2019-03-21Woman Dies After Husband Allegedly Poisons Her, 2 Children In Maharashtra - NDTV News
Woman Dies After Husband Allegedly Poisons Her, 2 Children In Maharashtra Updated: March 21, 2019 23:49 IST THANE: A 40-year-old man from Badlapur was arrested by Thane Police Thursday for allegedly killing his wife and attempting to kill the couple's two children. S Bhosle, the accused, was booked under IPC sections 302 (murder), 498-A (subjecting married woman to cruelty), 307 (attempt to murder). The case was registered at Badlapur East police station late Wednesday night after the father of the victim woman lodged a complaint. The couple had married nine years ago and had two children. The accused often harassed and even beat up his wife seeking money for liquor and he had also borrowed money from several persons, the police said. On March 15, Bhosle allegedly gave a cold drink laced with rat poison to his wife and the two children. The wife died at a hospital in Mumbai Wednesday while the two children were still undergoing treatment, the police said. Further probe is on.
2019-03-21SMEFI re-elects president, gen secretary - United News of India
SMEFI re-elects president, gen secretary Thane, Mar 21 (UNI) Sanjay Vadhavkar, a prominent trade union leader hailing from this district, has been unanimously re-elected as the All India General Secretary of the Steel, Metal and Engineering Workers Federation of India (SMEFI). The SMEFI recently concluded its' 10th Triennial Convention held at the Steel City Bokaro in the state of Jharkhand, an official statement said here on Thursday.
2019-03-21Married couple gets 10-yr RI under POCSO Act - United News of India
Married couple gets 10-yr RI under POCSO Act Thane, Mar 21 (UNI) A Special Court here convicted a married couple under the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act and sentenced them to ten years Rigorous Imprisonment(RI) and subsequently imposed a fine of Rs 11,000 on each of them. In the submission before the Court, the prosecution stated that the accused couple--Allauddin Mansuri (35) and his wife Akhtari begum Mansuri (32)--are the distant relatives of the 13-year-old victim girl and resided in the Warlipada of Pawne village in Navi Mumbai city.
2019-03-21UNEP's Annual Report Highlights Advances in Phasing Out Single-use Plastics, Cutting Cooling and Heating Emissions | News - IISD Reporting Services
UNEP’s Annual Report Highlights Advances in Phasing Out Single-use Plastics, Cutting Cooling and Heating Emissions 21 March 2019 7 March 2019: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published its 2018 Annual Report, which details UNEP’s work on: climate change; cutting cooling and heating emissions; disasters and conflicts; building resilience and peace in Darfur, Sudan; protecting a peatland in Central Africa; environmental governance; chemicals and waste; resource efficiency; and environment under review. The report was released in advance of the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), which convened from 11-15 March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The report discusses advances in making the cooling and heating industries more climate-friendly, given that cooling and heating systems consume over 50% of building energy and run primarily on fossil fuels. Through the District Energy in Cities Initiative, UNEP supports renewable energy and energy efficiency in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sectors in 16 countries. For example, in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s second-largest city, Banja Luka, the Initiative partnered with the city, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to provide a district heating network that runs on locally sourced biomass, reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 91% and sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions by 94%. In the Indian city of Thane, two projects could save 30,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2eq), phase out harmful refrigerants and save customers money. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which had 65 ratifications by the end of 2018, is also helping to make the cooling industry more climate-friendly by reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 80%. In 2018, UNEP also prioritized reducing plastic pollution in oceans, helping countries commit to phasing out single-use plastics. World Environment Day 2018 targeted plastic pollution, with India, the Day’s host, pledging to phase out single-use plastics by 2022. Other countries and companies made similar commitments, with, for example, the EU proposing a ban on ten single-use plastic items representing 70% of marine litter by 2025. Fifty-seven countries, covering over 60% of the world’s coastlines, signed onto UNEP’s Clean Seas campaign, which addresses marine litter. In addition, the report highlights that: 127 countries adopted legislation to regulate plastic bags; 63 countries have mandates for producer responsibility for single-use plastics, including deposit refunds, product take back and recycling targets; 30 countries charge consumers fees for plastic bags; and 27 countries instituted taxes on plastic bag production. Among initiatives on financing for sustainable development, 2018 saw 45 banks and financial institutions endorse the Principles for Responsible Banking drafted under the leadership of the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and more than 20 financial centers join the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) to help align investments with sustainable development and climate action. In collaboration with BNP Paribas, the World Agroforestry Centre and partners. UNEP also launched a USD 95 million Tropical Landscapes Bond, which will restore 80,000 hectares of tropical forests in Indonesia. In 2018, UNEP and the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted the first global meeting on air pollution, and continued supporting cleaner transport, including the development of national strategies on electric mobility in several Latin American countries. UNEP supported South-South cooperation to help save the Cuvette Central Peatlands in the Congo Basin, which stores the carbon equivalent of three years of global emissions. The Brazzaville Declaration, signed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo and Indonesia, will keep this carbon in the ground. UNEP is also supporting efforts to: reduce and better manage waste in the hotel industry in Jordan; and help countries, such as Saint Lucia, report and track their environmental commitments. In 2019, UNEP will focus on promoting the circular economy, mobilizing science and data, promoting greener cities and supporting renewable energy. [Publication: UNEP Annual Report 2018] [UNEP News Story]
2019-03-21Dreher shuts down Airport - Columbia Star
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2019-03-2175-acre green zone under threat in Thane, says activist - The Asian Age
75-acre green zone under threat in Thane, says activist Published : Mar 22, 2019, 1:21 am IST Mumbai: After a huge part of Mumbai's green cover in Aarey Colony was approved for the construction of a car shed for the Metro-4 corridor, the green cover in Thane is now under threat. A 75-acre green zone in Thane city has been proposed for building a car shed for a Metro line and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has decided to modify the ‘green zone’ to ‘land reserved for Metro car shed’ in its development plan. The town planning department has also issued a public notice asking for objections and suggestions from the public. The TMC’s general body had already passed a resolution last year for change in reservation in the Thane city development plan. The resolution states that the 75-acre (30.40-hectare) green zone in Kavesar and Vadvali village of Thane be changed for land reserved for the metro car shed. However, environmental activists are against this mass destruction of green cover. Rohit Joshi, an activist from Thane, said, “The resolution passed by TMC itself is not abiding by all the rules and I have documents proving that. The land that has been proposed for the metro car shed is a wetland and construction is not allo-wed there. A lot of dumping has been carried out in Kasarvadavali.” Mr Joshi added that he has already sent a legal notice to the authorities and has decided to file a public interest litigation against construction of the Metro car shed in Kasarvadavali.
2019-03-21Class ten exam papers of history and political science leaked in Thane - The Hans India
Class ten exam papers of history and political science leaked in Thane Updated On: 21 March 2019 7:18 PM THANE: Question papers of two subjects of the SSC (Class X) exam conducted by the Maharashtra State Board were found leaked at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said. A case was registered at Narpoli police station against an unidentified person in this connection. "As per the complaint filed by a state board official, examination of history and political science subjects was scheduled to take place on Wednesday," senior inspector M B Shinde of Narpoli police station said on Thursday. "For the exam that was to start at 11 am, students were expected to be in the exam hall by 10.15 am. However, outside an exam centre at Kalher in Bhiwandi, the board official found some girl students checking their mobile phones inside an autorickshaw," he added. When the official checked their phones, he found the question papers of history and political science subjects. "The girls had received these question papers through a messaging application. When the actual question papers were tallied with those on the mobiles, they were found to be the same," Shinde added.
2019-03-21Case registered as question papers of 2 SSC subjects leaked in Thane - The Tribune India
Case registered as question papers of 2 SSC subjects leaked in Thane Updated: Mar 21, 2019, 2:42 PM (IST) Question papers of two subjects of the SSC (Class X) exam conducted by the Maharashtra State Board were found leaked at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said. A case was registered at Narpoli police station against an unidentified person. “As per the complaint filed by a state board official, examination of history and political science subjects was scheduled to take place on Wednesday,” senior inspector MB Shinde of Narpoli police station said on Thursday. “For the exam that was to start at 11 am, students were expected to be in the exam hall by 10.15 am. However, outside an exam centre at Kalher in Bhiwandi, the board official found some girl students checking their mobile phones inside an auto-rickshaw,” he added. When the official checked their phones, he found the question papers of history and political science subjects.
2019-03-20Lok Sabha elections 2019: Thane constituency in Maharashtra - Hindustan Times
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Thane constituency in Maharashtra Updated: Mar 20, 2019 13:18 IST The Thane Lok Sabha constituency, one of Maharashtra’s 48 seats, comprises six Assembly segments. The district has 60 lakh voters, with 340 belonging to the third gender and 3,883 differently-abled. The district will have 6,488 polling centres and some may require auxiliary centres too. A team of 718 police officers and 8,360 personnel will be deployed on the polling day. Seventy-two flying squads and 21 video-monitoring teams will keep an eye on Thane, which will vote in the Lok Sabha elections on April 29. Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29. Here’s all you need to know about Thane Lok Sabha constituency: State : Maharashtra Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Thane Sitting MP, Party: Vichare Rajan Baburao, Shiv Sena Winning margin: 281,299 Runner up name, party: Sanjeev Ganesh Naik, NCP Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,197 Number of voters in 2014: 1,054,575 Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81% Number of women voters: 463,000
2019-03-20Incomes can't keep pace with rapidly rising housing costs | BBJ Today - The Bellingham Business Journal
Incomes can’t keep pace with rapidly rising housing costs Filed on 20. Mar, 2019 What was once a middle-class milestone is becoming less and less achievable in Bellingham. The ability to buy a home is now out of reach for many, as prices have skyrocketed, and wages have not. “If you look at average income versus average home prices, there are probably a lot of people who can’t get into the market right now,” Kelly Hanlon, a Bellingham real estate agent at John L. Scott, said. And it’s not just homebuyers. Renters are also facing higher rents, with no increase in income. That has had a ripple effect, that has spread out to all income levels, and impacted households in ways that go beyond housing. Hanlon works with a wide variety of clients, including first-time homebuyers. In Bellingham, most of her first-time homebuyers are looking for a house around $325,000 or below. “Unfortunately in our market [that] would be considered entry level,” Hanlon said. And homes in that range can be hard to come by. Often they require extra inspections, which cost extra money, or the homes need extra repairs. “That’s what first-time homebuyers trying to find an affordable home are going through,” Hanlon said. “It’s going through a lot of hoops.” According to the City of Bellingham, families need to make $76,000 per year to afford a median-value home, which is more than what 67 percent of Bellingham households make. “It’s a real challenge for anyone of even modest income,” Brien Thane, executive director/CEO of the Bellingham Housing Authority, said. Rising home and rental values have taken a toll on the housing authority, which disperses housing subsidies from the federal government’s Section 8 program. “When the market was quieter, our program could be a stepping stone for people to get better jobs, move out,” Thane said. Eventually, they might even be able to buy their own homes. That has gotten more and more difficult. “Homeownership is really out of reach for most folks in the market,” Thane said. Overall, more people are now paying more of their income for housing. “It’s leading to a lot more housing instability,” Thane said. “Housing is our single biggest expense, and the more of our income it takes, the more we’re stuck living paycheck to paycheck, and a car breaking down or a medical emergency can put you at risk for not making your rent.” Most of the people seeking Section 8 vouchers are working, Thane said, but at low-wage jobs. “A lot of the voucher applicants, they’re employed, they’ve got a house or a home, but they’re just paying so much of their income in rent that they’re seeking our assistance,” Thane said. Thane said an increasing number of people in Bellingham are paying 50 or 60 percent of their income just for housing. “It’s really significantly cutting into what we used to call the American Dream, or the middle class.” Part of the reason for increasing housing costs is that that new home construction hasn’t kept pace with demand. The other problem is that homes that are getting built are getting more expensive. “Another part of the challenge is construction costs have been escalating rapidly for quite a few years now,” Thane said. That means builders and developers have to charge more for the housing they do build. Thane said the housing authority is looking into ways to build affordable housing more cheaply. But that alone won’t fix the problem. “We need more public investment in affordable housing,” Thane said. “Because the private market simply isn’t going to address that need for very low income folks because there’s no profit potential.” John Moon, executive director at Habitat for Humanity for Whatcom County, has also seen resources getting stretched thin by the housing market. Habitat for Humanity builds or fixes up houses, and sells them at cost to low-income families. It also finances their mortgage, at no interest. However, as housing prices and building costs have gone up, Habitat for Humanity has seen increase demand for its resources. At the same time its resources aren’t going as far. “It’s an incredibly frustrating position to be in,” Moon said. Problems with permits, or issues finding or building on land have made the last few years “exceedingly difficult,” Moon said. Any delay or increased cost means a family might not be able to afford the house. “Our clientele is even more sensitive to even a small price increase,” Moon said. And Habitat for Humanity has had to turn away more and more people. “Currently we’re not even accepting application because we have such a backlog,” Moon said. However, the organization is currently working on a new project that could go a long way toward assuaging some of those problems. This month, Moon said, the foundation will be poured for the first part of the Telegraph Road Townhomes project. Set to be complete by the end of the year, this first part of the project will include eight townhouses. Eventually, the project will include 72 homes, Moon said. The project is a collaboration between Habitat for Humanity and Kulshan Community Land Trust, which purchased the land for the project from a person who wanted it to be used for affordable housing. A number of construction companies are working on the project at cost, Moon said, and Whatcom Community Foundation and WECU have agreed to provide low-cost financing for the project. “We just have a lot of caring folks out there, that see that people don’t have a decent place to live and want to do something about it,” Moon said. Households earning between 30-80 percent of the area’s median income will be eligible to purchase the houses. For a family of four, that’s an income range of $20,000-60,000 per year, Moon said. Eventually, Moon said, the plan is to sell some of the houses on the open market, available to all income levels, in order to create a mixed-income community. Moon said creating more housing at all income levels is key to alleviating pressure on the housing market. People can’t move out of their subsidized rentals if there’s nowhere for them to move to. They can’t sell their starter homes if there’s not another home available. “There needs to be a spectrum,” Moon said.
2019-03-20Be on the lookout for Bell's Palsy - Breaking Belize News
Be on the lookout for Bell’s Palsy Posted: Tuesday, Marxh 19, 2019. 6:45 p.m. CST. By BBN Staff: The Physical Therapy Department at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) has seen a rise in the number of cases of Bell’s Palsy, a conditionthat causes paralysis of the muscles in the face. Breaking Belize News spoke with Thane Holder, head of the PhysicalTherapy department, who said that data on the condition was scarce,but there has been an increase in the number of patients that come in for treatment for the condition. Holder explained that the condition is caused by an inflammation of the facial nerves, which is often triggered due to viral infections. The inflammation often has a sudden onset, rendering the muscles unable to move without warning. Due to the effects of Bell’s Palsy, persons often believe that they suffered from a stroke. Persons suffering from Bell’s Palsy have trouble doing routine things like chewing their food, closing their eyes, or making facial expressions like smiles. “If the nerves remain inflamed for a prolonged period of time it canresult in permanent damage of some facial muscles,” Holder said. “It is important that patients begin therapy as soon as they are diagnosed so that they can have the best results.” Treatment for Bell’s palsy entails anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by a doctor, vitamin supplements to help repair the nerve and a range of physical therapy regiments which includes electrical stimulation, kinesio taping to position muscles in a certain way to help muscle stimulation, massage, and facial exercises. Therapists also provide patients with general do’s and don’ts during treatment. BBN spoke with Dr. Marvin Manzanero, director of Health Services for the Ministry of Health, who said that the ministry only became aware of a possible increase in cases at our request for information. Manzanero said that the MOH would consult its Epidemiology Unit for statistics before offering further comment, but noted that there could be circumstances affecting the data that the ministry has. “People may be coming in with that but they have never been diagnosed anywhere in the system,” Manzanero said. BBN will be following up on the story once the data becomes available.
2019-03-20Lok Sabha elections: In 10 days, nearly 640 code violation cases - Times of India
Lok Sabha elections: In 10 days, nearly 640 code violation cases Mar 20, 2019, 09:31 IST MUMBAI: It’s been 10 days since the Election Commission (EC) announced the Lok Sabha poll dates and complaints of code of conduct violations are already pouring in—some genuine, some not so relevant. The chief electoral officer has received nearly 640 complaints of violation of election code of conduct in the state. The number can be attributed to increased awareness among citizens coupled with access to technology and in some cases, to sheer overzealousness. The EC, this poll season, has developed an app, cVigil, where citizens can register code of conduct violation complaints. Of the total 639 complaints that were received on the app, only 250 were found to be genuine and acted upon while the remaining were either not related to the election code of conduct or were personal complaints, selfies, wrong photos and test complaints, said officials tracking the app. In the list of genuine cases, Pune topped at 74, while Mumbai had 35 and Thane 24. One official said that in many cases flying squads reacting to complaints visited spots, but found nothing. “Since the app allows you to keep yourself anonymous, it is difficult for the squad to contact the complainant in case of a prank,” said an official. He said that at the district-level, awareness camps will be organised to ensure that genuine complaints go up. However, officials agreed that the huge number of complaints on the app reflected the fact that citizens had eyes and ears open. Explaining how the app functions, additional chief electoral officer Dilip Shinde said, “To submit a complaint, a person has to take a picture and share it in on the app. Once the photo is shared, the GPS location of the spot is also received and shared with flying squads in the area. As per the protocol, the squad has to reach the spot and begin a primary investigation in 100 minutes of the complaint being registered.” The election office has constituted three flying squads for each assembly constituency and also made available a video-recording squad. Each flying squad has at least five officials, including those from the police, district administration and election department. Data accessed by TOI shows maximum correct complaints were against posters without permission, property defacement and under the other categories. A total of 139 have been about illegal posters and 39 about property defacement category. There have also been complaints of money and liquor distribution.
2019-03-20Run for a cause on International Day of Forests at Airoli - Mid-Day
Run for a cause on International Day of Forests at Airoli Updated: Mar 20, 2019, 09:56 IST Team Greenaiders brings back the third edition of Mangroves Matter, one of their four annual events that are targeted at raising awareness on environmental issues. The idea behind the mangrove run is "to make citizens of coastal cities like Mumbai aware that mangroves aren't just bushes but they play a very important role in the whole ecosystem," says Paresh Pimpale from the organising team. "Mangrove forests play an important role in saving the land from the rising tides of the sea and protecting the sea from the pollution of the land," he adds. The initiative, also supported by the mangrove cell of the Forest Department of Maharashtra and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, brings two animated mascots into play this year. "These characters can really connect with school kids and send across a message," said Pimpale, citing the importance of roping in the younger generation in the conservation effort. The event, which commemorates the International Day of Forests observed on March 21 will take place along the mangroves of Airoli. It consists of a 10 km timed run, with a "general" and "veteran" category, and a 5 km fun-run. The cash prizes for the 10-km run are Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000, and Rs 5,000. Registrations for the runs end this evening. ON: March 24, 6 am to 9 am MEETING POINT: Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary, Airoli Creek, Thane. CALL: 9821194396 COST: Rs 450 to Rs 650
2019-03-20Thane: Man gets 3-year RI for kidnapping, molesting minor - Times of India
Thane: Man gets 3-year RI for kidnapping, molesting minor Mar 20, 2019, 15:54 IST THANE: A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment by a court in Thane for kidnapping and molesting a girl. Special POCSO court Judge PP Jadhav, in his order issued last week, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Sandeep Vitthal Umap. According to the prosecution, on January 13, 2017, the girl, then aged 17 years, left her home in Lokmanya Nagar here for her classes but did not return. The girl's friends later told her parents that while they were on their way back home, Umap came on a two-wheeler and took her away. He took the class 12 girl to his native village in Ahmednagar district where he molested her, the prosecution told the court. The two were later traced by police and the girl was brought back on January 15, 2017. Umap was arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 354 (molestation), and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The judge observed that once the victim is proved to be minor, "her consent is no consent in the eyes of law". He said the evidence proved that Umap took away the girl forcibly. It is pertinent to note that after being released on bail in this case, he was again arrested in another case on charges of kidnapping, rape and POCSO sections, the judge said. "The accused has not learnt any lesson... it shows his criminal tendency. Under such circumstances, he deserves to be punished," the judge said in the order.
2019-03-20Thane has max voters while Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg have most female voters - Free Press Journal
Thane has max voters while Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg have most female voters March 20, 2019 6:41 am Mumbai: People from 48 constituencies will be casting their votes for the Lok Sabha polls. Approximately 8.75 crore voters are registered, of which most voters are from Thane, while Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg have the highest number of female voters in the state. In Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, of 14,40,000 voters, 7,35,597 are female while in Thane, there are over 23 lakh voters, of which approximately, 12.6 lakh are male. There are almost 4.6 crore male voters and over 4.16 crore female voters in the state. Maval constituency has over 22 lakh, Shirur and Nagpur have over 21 lakh each, Pune and Baramati have over 20 lakh voters. Mumbai North constituency has over 16 lakh voters, while 16.98 lakh voters are registered in Mumbai North-South, 15.58 lakh voters in the North-East constituency, 16.48 lakh voters in North Central and 14.15 lakh voters in Mumbai South-Central. There are nine reserved constituencies — Nandurbar, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Dindori, Palghar are for Scheduled Tribes, while Amravati, Ramtek, Shirdi, Latur and Solapur are for Scheduled Caste. Elections will be held in four phases in the state on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Over six lakh workers will help conduct the exercise.
2019-03-20Thane: Saloon owner arrested for purchasing human skull for tantric rituals to help business prosper - Times Now
Thane: Saloon owner arrested for purchasing human skull for tantric rituals to help business prosper Updated Mar 20, 2019 | 12:46 IST | Thane: Despite efforts at educating people about the superstitions and so-called 'black-magic' malpractices, some people seem to learn the hard way. An owner of a hair-cutting saloon in Thane district's Ulhasnagar suburb was arrested along with two others on Friday by the Kalwa police for carrying out black-magic worship rituals inside his home using a human skull. Marathi daily Lokmat reports that those arrested were remanded to police custody of two days, as confirmed to the publication by Senior PI Shekhar Bagde. The saloon owner named Raju Sharma (45) had started a saloon a few months ago. He was seeking some divine intervention to make his business run briskly. That is when he met a tantric (occult-practitioner) named Kailas Hatkar who procured human skulls with the help of one Pandurang Gawari who fetched them from cremation grounds. Kalwa police, on a tipoff, carried out a raid at the house of the saloon owner who had been chanting mantras 108 times daily before the human skull he had purchased, since the last three months. Including Sharma, the police have now arrested all the three said to have been involved in the crime. Sharma lived in the Mafatlal slums in Kalwa and had started his saloon in nearby Ulhasnagar. He had first met Hatkar while working for another saloon in Ulhasnagar earlier. He paid Rs 6000 to Hatkar to carry out the occult rituals. After arresting the tantric, the police are investigating whether he had sold any more human skulls to others, as he was found to have been in possession of another human scale during the raid.
2019-03-20Maharashtra: SSC exam papers leaked in Thane district, probe underway - The Financial Express
Maharashtra: SSC exam papers leaked in Thane district, probe underway Published: March 20, 2019 11:47 AM Question papers of three subjects of the Maharasthra State Board’s Class 10 examination have been allegedly leaked in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday. A case was registered in this connection, a police spokesperson said. The state board’s secondary school certificate (SSC) examinations began on March 1. According to the board, the question papers of algebra, geometry and science subjects were allegedly leaked on social media on March 11, 13, 15 and 18, before these SSC exam schedules, in Thane’s Bhiwandi town, the official said. The board in its complaint raised suspicion over two exam co-ordination centres in Bhiwandi, she said. Based on the complaint, a case was registered on Tuesday under IPC Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and provisions of the Information Technology Act as well as the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act, the official said. No arrest was made so far, the police said, adding that a probe was underway.
2019-03-20SSC Class 10 Exam 2019: Algebra, Geometry and Science Papers Leaked in Maharashtra - News18
SSC Class 10 Exam 2019: Algebra, Geometry and Science Papers Leaked in Maharashtra Updated:March 20, 2019, 11:22 AM IST Thane: Question papers of three subjects of the Maharasthra State Board's Class 10 examination have been allegedly leaked in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday. A case was registered in this connection, a police spokesperson said. The state board's secondary school certificate (SSC) examinations began on March 1. According to the board, the question papers of algebra, geometry and science subjects were allegedly leaked on social media on March 11, 13, 15 and 18, before these SSC exam schedules, in Thane's Bhiwandi town, the official said. The board in its complaint raised suspicion over two exam co-ordination centres in Bhiwandi, she said. Based on the complaint, a case was registered on Tuesday under IPC Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and provisions of the Information Technology Act as well as the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act, the official said. No arrest was made so far, the police said, adding that a probe was underway.
2019-03-2024-year-old gets 3-year RI for kidnapping, molesting minor - Millennium Post
24-year-old gets 3-year RI for kidnapping, molesting minor 20 March 2019 10:48 PM Thane: A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment by a court in Thane district of Maharashtra for kidnapping and molesting a girl. Special POCSO court Judge P P Jadhav, in his order issued last week, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Sandeep Vitthal Umap. According to the prosecution, on January 13, 2017, the girl, then aged 17 years, left her home in Lokmanya Nagar here for her classes but did not return. The girl's friends later told her parents that while they were on their way back home, Umap came on a two-wheeler and took her away.
2019-03-20Geometry, Algebra And Science Papers Of Maharashtra Board’s SSC Exams Leaked; Police Probe Ongoing - Swarajya
Geometry, Algebra And Science Papers Of Maharashtra Board’s SSC Exams Leaked; Police Probe Ongoing Mar 20 2019, 12:48 pm, Question papers of algebra, geometry and science for Class 10 examinations of the Maharashtra State Board have allegedly been leaked in Thane district, reports Business Standard. A police spokesperson stated that a case has been registered in connection with the matter, and an investigation is currently underway. The state board’s secondary school certificate (SSC) exams started on 1 March. The papers in question were allegedly leaked via social media on 11, 13, 15 and 18 March, prior to the scheduled dates for these exams, in the Bhiwandi town of Thane. The state board has mentioned suspicion over two exam co-ordination centres in the town in its complaint. The police case which has been registered mentions violations of Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and several provisions of the Information Technology Act, and also the Maharashtra Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board and Other Specified Examinations Act. Although the police investigation is ongoing, no one has been arrested thus far.
2019-03-2016 special Holi 2019 offers to celebrate the festival of colours in Mumbai - GQ India - What a man's got to do
17 special Holi 2019 offers to celebrate the festival of colours in Mumbai PUBLISHED: MAR 20, 2019 | 10:29:27 IST Holi 2019 is just a day away and if you’ve been looking for places where you can paint the town red (quite literally), we’ve already rounded up some lit AF parties – both single day and overnight – for you to celebrate the festival of colours in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. But if you’re the kind who hates the idea of throwing around colour and spraying water on other people just for fun, we’ve got you an alternative plan to sitting at home on the day of Holi. There are tons of places you can visit to celebrate the festive spirit of Holi 2019 without having to indulge in crazy colour parties. We’ve rounded up some great Holi offers for you which include sumptuous meals such as jalebis, gujjiyas, thandai shots and all sorts of other traditional food. Check them out below and prepare yourself for the feast that awaits.
2019-03-20Man gets 3-year RI for kidnapping, molesting minor - The Tribune India
2019-03-20FOBs, Metro 4 to be integrated in Thane - Dover Daily News
FOBs, Metro 4 to be integrated in Thane March 20, 2019 12 0 THANE: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to integrate four foot over-bridges (FOBs) in Thane with the Metro 4 line , instead of razing them. The decision was taken at a meeting between MMRDA commissioner R A Rajeev and Thane municipal commissioner on Friday, putting to rest fears of these bridges having to be demolished to accommodate the Metro lines. TOI had reported about the line possibly running over infrastructure projects, including pedestrian crossing bridges at Raheja Garden, Louis Wadi, Viviana Mall and R Mall to accommodate the Wadala-Kasarvadavali route. The civic administration was wary that the projects, some executed recently, would have to be pulled down as the Metro route map cutting through the city did not reflect their positions, escalating fears of them being axed. Activists and residents had raised concerns over the wastage of public money and suggested they be integrated with the Metro infra.
2019-03-20Sexual abuse: Ex-MLA gets interim bail - Times of India
Sexual abuse: Ex-MLA gets interim bail Mar 20, 2019, 08:14 IST NAVI MUMBAI: Ex-MLA Mangesh Sangle, a resident of Airoli, who was absconding after being booked for allegedly molesting a 19-year-old girl residing in his building, obtained interim bail from the Thane sessions court on Monday. Hearing in the case has been scheduled for March 28. Sangle had allegedly inappropriately touched the teenager after calling her to his apartment in October 2018. However, the girl narrated her ordeal to her parents recently after she confided in a friend who advised her to lodge police complaint. Initially, she was reluctant to approach the police as her parents and the accused were family friends. Also, her college exams were on. She finally gathered courage to lodge a police complaint on Saturday. Police inspector Girish Gore said, "The accused, Mangesh Sangle, has obtained interim bail. The court has scheduled hearing on March 28 when his statement will be recorded. He may seek anticipatory bail then. Police will strongly oppose his anticipatory bail plea and seek cancellation of his interim bail so that he can be arrested."
2019-03-20Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates, News, Exit Polls, Opinion Polls & Candidates list - Times of India
Maharashtra Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates, News, Exit Polls, Opinion Polls & Candidates list The Election Commission of India (EC) on Sunday, March 10, 2019, announced the upcoming Lok Sabha election dates. As per EC's announcement, the General elections in Maharashtra will be held in four phases starting April 11, 2019. The counting of the votes will be done collectively across the nation on May 23, 2019. Voting in Maharashtra will be held for 48 Lok Sabha seats. The model code of conduct has come into force starting the evening of March 10 and will remain in force even after the polling on April 11 till the entire process of counting is completed on May 23.
2019-03-20EXCLUSIVE: Two revelations and a fiery defence from Raymond’s boss Gautam Singhania - Business Insider India
EXCLUSIVE: Two revelations and a fiery defence from Raymond’s boss Gautam Singhania MAR 22, 2019, 01.24 PM Gautam Singhania, the second-generation promoter of Raymond Limited, whose businesses span from branded apparel and textile to fast-moving consumer goods to engineering and auto parts, is hoping that the business will increase its free cash flow as early as the current financial year that ends on March 31, 2019. Raymond’s stock price has multiplied over two-and-a-half times in the last three years. This, at a time when the company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) was negative, and it has turned into the black only now. Raymond's share price has more than doubled in last three years The branded apparel major hopes to generate free cash flow this year itself The company posted a profit in four out of last five quarters. Most recently, the company declared a net profit of ? 260 million in the three months between October and December 2018. and Singhania is confident that it will only improve hereon. The company’s debt has been a cause for concern in the Indian markets for long. But Singhania is not bothered by it. “At the end of the day, Raymond has a net debt of about ?2,300 crores. I don’t sleep with a net debt of ?2,000 crores, people with debt 20 times and 50 times the size sleep easy. I don’t know why we are worried about Raymond’s debt,” he candidly said. The plan to unlock value by selling a 20-acre land in Thane, in the outskirts of Mumbai, as well as non-core business like engineering and auto parts is on track, he said. The money from these sales will go into repaying debt, but Singhania is in no hurry. “At the end of the day you have to understand one thing, I will do it to the best of my ability and number two, I am the biggest gainer. That’s all I am concerned with. I will do whatever is in the best interest of shareholders. I am the largest shareholder,” he said. The company, which was admittedly looking to pare down debt by selling the Thane land, announced recently that it would develop the project on its own instead. This may raise concerns on whether the company would end up adding to the debt in the process. But Singhania dismissed those fears, saying, “What makes you say that developing on our own cannot be capital light? That’s your assumption. I am not going to tell how I am going to do it. How I do it, I am not at liberty to discuss it with you.” The flamboyant 53-year-old who loves fast cars, high-flying private jets, and cruising speed boats has also faced some tough questions on corporate governance in recent times, which he has vehemently denied. “You are not willing to accept that I am the only promoter in the country who has stepped off his own companies as chairman, has put in the highest level of corporate governance in the system, has got outside directors and outside professionals to take over as chairman. I have the best advisory board in the country. Don’t paint Raymond with the same paint brush as other promoters. Show me one other promoter who has done what Raymond has done, then talk to me,” Singhania said demanding credit for bringing in transparency in governance. Analysts seem to agree with Singhania’s narrative. “Over the last 2 years, a lot of changes in terms of management, brand positioning, disclosures, rationalising store network, etc. which have happened at Raymond post which the company has been steadily improving its performance on guided lines,” Edelweiss said in a report earlier this month. Room for growth Singhania is betting on Raymond’s scale and reach, and its well-known brand. “See, you always will have some competition, and it’s good. Some of the big brands will come to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai. Raymond today is in Tier-10 towns, we are 515 towns, we are competing in a different marketplace as well. A foreign brand in our space, I don’t want to take names, has been in this country for 30 years and it makes $2 million a year. It’s irrelevant to me. It doesn’t bother me,” he said. Additionally, Raymond’s franchisee model allows it to reach deeper into smaller towns without having to invest big money. “In the last 18 months, Raymond has added over 200 mini-TRS (The Raymond Shop) stores in over 180 towns, penetrating smaller cities,” PhillipCapital said in a note this month. As of now, the company makes over 70% of its revenue from textiles and branded apparel. Going forward, there will be an added focus on relatively new verticals like fast-moving consumer goods space, said Singhania. Having decoupled the group companies from the parent through management changes, the FMCG vertical will have to make its own business decisions. “It’s a separate business. It will find its own capital. If it requires capital, it will find it. It’s a professionally run company. Raymond capital doesn’t have to go there. Raymond will only put capital there only if it believes it wants to. The company will grow on its own steam. If it wants capital, it can go to the market and raise private equity or debt,” Singhania said.
2019-03-20Nine-year-old needs nine stitches after stray dog bites her - Times of India
Nine-year-old needs nine stitches after stray dog bites her Updated: Mar 20, 2019, 09:34 IST THANE: A stray dog attacked a nine-year-old girl while she was playing with friends near her residence at Vartak Nagar on Sunday afternoon. Muskaan Shaikh was shocked when the stray ran towards her and jumped on her in Sainath Nagar. "I was playing when the dog suddenly ran towards me and jumped on me. I fell due to the impact, when he bit me on the head. A woman came to my rescue, and the dog then ran away," said Shaikh. Her parents said the class II student did not talk to anyone for two days. "A woman immediately brought her to us and, as a precaution, we applied turmeric on the wound. We then took her to Civil hospital, where they treated her and gave her an injection, after which we were referred to JJ hospital as she had a swelling near her eye. Luckily, her vision was stable but she got six stitches on her head and three near her eye," said Anwar, her father. The family has informed the civic authorities about the incident, after which the veterinary department is trying to get hold of the stray. The authorities said the dog will be kept under observation for 10 days. "We do not suspect he is rabid, as he is healthy and does not show symptoms. But if infected, the symptoms may arise later. We are not sure what exactly happened and why he attacked. It could be that he was attacked previously by someone or in self defence as someone got close to him. Usually, these animals do not attack, especially if they are fit," said Dr Kshama Shirodkar, veterinary officer at Thane Municipal Corporation. Last May, four persons, including an infant, were bitten by a stray near Court Naka. A passer-by attacked her and injured her severely, after which she died.
2019-03-20Thane: Hotelier attacked over money dispute - Times of India
Thane: Hotelier attacked over money dispute Mar 20, 2019, 08:02 IST KALYAN: A hotelier was allegedly attacked with a knife over a financial dispute by two persons, including the vice-president of Team Omie Kalani (TOK) party in Ulhasnagar. Central police have registered a case against two persons, including Roshan Makhija, who is vice-president of TOK party. Makhija claimed he had been falsely implicated by Pawan Gupta, as at the time of the attack mentioned by the complainant in the FIR, he was partying with family members at a hotel. The victim's family blamed police for working under political pressure to save Makhija. They said police, instead of registering a case under section 307 (attempt to murder), booked the accused only under section 326 (grevious injuries) of IPC. Police said Gupta operates a hotel near Gol Maidan, and few months earlier, he had taken a loan from Makhija and paid back part of it. Later, the duo had a dispute over the pending amount. Gupta alleged in his complaint that he was attacked by Makhija and another person with a knife. Gupta, admitted to Bhosale hospital for treatment, had to take 60 stitches on his body.
2019-03-19Thane: Two prisoners who jumped parole a decade ago held - The Indian Express
Thane: Two prisoners who jumped parole a decade ago held Updated: March 20, 2019 1:35:45 am The Thane police arrested two men who were on the run for 10 years after jumping parole. The police identified them as Rajkumar Harijan (30) and Shivmangal Mishra (32). Two others, Shabad Qureshi (23) and Dalal Chauhan (23), were also arrested along with them. “Mishra and Harijan had been serving sentences at Aadharwadi prison when they jumped parole in 2008. The Bazarpeth police had filed a case in that matter. Even in other police stations, several cases of house break-ins, thefts and robberies have been lodged against Mishra,” said a senior police officer.
2019-03-19Over 9 crore voters in Maharashtra, Thane seat largest with over 23 lakh - Moneycontrol.com
Over 9 crore voters in Maharashtra, Thane seat largest with over 23 lakh Updated : Mar 19, 2019 10:14 PM IST As many as nine crore Maharashtra voters will exercise their franchise in the April-May Lok Sabha polls, with Thane parliamentary constituency having the highest number of electors. The state has 48 Lok Sabha seats, of which nine are reserved for SC and ST communities. There are 8,73,30,484 voters in Maharashtra comprising 4,57,02,579 men, 4,16,25,819 women and 2,086 transgender voters, an election official said. "Thane constituency has 23,07,232 voters, which is the highest in the state. Mumbai South Central has the lowest number of voters at 14,15,605," he said.
2019-03-19Woman clerk booked for Rs 6 lakh fraud at school in Thane - The Tribune India
Woman clerk booked for Rs 6 lakh fraud at school in Thane Posted at: Mar 19, 2019, 10:58 AM A 32-year-old woman clerk of a school in Thane district of Maharashtra has been booked for allegedly misappropriating students’ fee of nearly Rs 6 lakh, police said on Tuesday. According to a complaint filed by the private school’s management, the accused, a resident of Dombivli town, allegedly deleted receipts from the institution’s accounting software of fees collected by her from 61 students between January and December 2018, a police spokesperson said. Based on the complaint, the police on Monday booked the accused under IPC Sections 408 (criminal breach of trust), 420, (cheating) and 468 (forgery), the official said. No arrest was made so far, the police said, adding that a probe was under way.
2019-03-19Bandra resident falls off train in Thane, suffers head injuries - Hindustan Times
Bandra resident falls off train in Thane, suffers head injuries Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:04 IST A 38-year-old man suffered head, hand and leg injuries after falling off a train on the road under Vitawa railway bridge in Kalwa, Thane, on Monday. The victim, Mohammed Abdul Rashid Sheikh, is a Bandra resident. He is currently undergoing treatment at Sion Hospital, said a police officer. According to police, the incident took place at 10.10am. “Sheikh fell when the train was crossing the railway bridge. He fell on the road below and suffered severe injuries on the head. We have registered an accident case after speaking to the witness who took Sheikh to the hospital,” said S Bagde, senior police inspector at Kalwa police station. “Sheikh was in an unconscious state when he was brought to the hospital in Kalwa. He has received major head injuries and has bruises on his arms and legs. He was given primary treatment at the hospital and then shifted to a civic hospital in Mumbai,” said a senior medical officer, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Hospital in Kalwa, Thane. “Once the patient [Sheikh] regains consciousness, we will take his statement. We are yet to determine the exact cause of him falling off the train,” said Bagde.
2019-03-19Now, get your certificates at Mumbai University’s Thane sub-campus - Hindustan Times
Now, get your certificates at Mumbai University’s Thane sub-campus Updated: Mar 19, 2019 11:44 IST Those studying in Thane colleges affiliated with the University of Mumbai (MU) will no longer be required to visit MU’s Fort or Kalina campus to avail services such as convocation, other certificates, submitting exam-related applications and registering complaints. The varsity recently started a student service centre at its Thane sub-campus, which was set up four years ago to decentralise student-related services offered by the university to affiliate colleges in Mumbai and other districts in Konkan. “It is an important step to strengthen the sub-campus by decentralising MU’s administrative work by delivering services directly to the students without wasting their time,” said MU vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar. Besides availing eligibility, migration, transfer and convocation certificates, students can apply for examination, re-evaluation and photocopies of their answer sheets, corrections in their mark sheets and register for postgraduate courses as well. The centre will also provide guidance and distribute study material to the students enrolled in MU’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL).
2019-03-19With only last 4 digits of rickshaw, Thane police recover passenger's bag of gold - DNA India
With only last 4 digits of rickshaw, Thane police recover passenger's bag of gold Updated: Mar 19, 2019, 06:50 AM IST The Thane Nagar Police recently traced a rickshaw driver and even found a bag full of 7.5 tola gold left behind by a woman passenger. The police went through the challenges of tracing a rickshaw whose last four digits was the only clue. The driver had a different address and even his phone was switched off; yet, the cops managed to find him in two days and returned the valuables to the passenger. It was a wild goose chase for the Thane Nagar Police when Shanta Shette (68), a resident of Mira-Bhayander road came to the police station on March 15. Shette was in Thane for some work and last Friday took a rickshaw from Makhmali Talao, Thane to Thane railway station between 10am to 11am. "She had a handbag which had 7.5 tola gold jewellery like gold chain, bangles, and Rs 1,000 cash which she forgot in the rickshaw," said senior police inspector Mangesh Sawant, Thane Nagar Police Station. The cops immediately began the technical analysis and went through the CCTV footage of rickshaws in that area. Through the video footage they got the rickshaw number MH04 and last four digits 2899. "The middle series number was missing. So we went to the RTO office and went through the rickshaw numbers of 2899 and 2897 series," he said. The cops got the names and addresses of drivers and visited all of them. But, they could not find one driver from the list provided by Thane RTO (regional transport office). Since the said rickshaw was on loan and the RTO office had the required documents, the cops went to one Ekta finance company in Thane which had given the loan to the driver. They learned that the driver had not paid the EMIs (estimated monthly installments) on the rickshaw for the past one year. The also got his home address which was of a chawl in Majiwada. "When we went there we learned that the chawl was demolished some five years back. We inquired with people in the area and somehow got the driver's mobile number," says he. The cop thought that they have almost solved that case but even the mobile number was switched off. "So we got the old call data records of the number and went through the list for the most common caller. This common caller gave us the address of the rickshaw driver who stays in Vaghoba nagar slums of Kalwa in Thane," he said. His rickshaw number was MH04-GN-2899. On Monday morning, the cops went to Vaghoba nagar and found the driver who himself was unaware of the bag of gold. "He did not know that there was a bag left behind the seat by a passenger," he said. The cops took the bag and returned it to Shette on Monday afternoon.
2019-03-19Thane to Manipur via S America: Son of farmer tours world on a shoestring - Times of India
Thane to Manipur via S America: Son of farmer tours world on a shoestring Mar 19, 2019, 06:48 IST MUMBAI: It was a world tour far from swank hotels and guided tours. And it had the rough and tumble of real life in faraway lands thrown in for good measure. A Marathwada farmer's son, who had set out on a trip to circumnavigate the world by land three years ago, has completed his journey and returned to India. Vishnudas Chapke (36), a former journalist from Mumbai, reached the India-Myanmar border at Manipur on Friday, having visited 35 countries. He now plans to apply for the record books. "I wasn't sure of completing the trip and had only planned for the first three months. Strangers and friends helped me alike. Every day was an adventure-whether it was trekking up the Great Wall of China or working at community kitchens in Australia in exchange for a meal," Chapke told TOI. He started from Thane railway station on March 19, 2016, drawing inspiration from Naval Captain Dilip Donde, the first Indian to circumnavigate the world by sea. "The first leg of the trip was full of difficulty. I was crowd-sourcing funds. On a shoe-string budget, I slept wherever I found a roof, including railway stations, and did odd jobs," he said. Being a vegetarian, food was a major issue. "In China, plain egg fried rice gave me an upset tummy. Gradually, I learnt cooking and scouring local markets for fruit and bread. I also developed a taste for fish," he said. The later part of his journey was largely funded by the Tata Trust and private individuals offered him homestays. Chapke never encountered any hostility though he did have a brush with crime. On the Chile-Argentina border, a man brandished a knife and made off with his phone. In Mexico, his phone and cash were stolen. Chapke had intended to plant trees during the course of his journey to highlight the issues of climate change and global warming. His plan took off after a chance encounter with the president of Chile. "There was a massive forest fire raging on for days. I was the only foreign tourist there, trying to volunteer. As I couldn't speak Spanish and did not have training in fire-fighting, I was initially not allowed... Eventually, I was allowed to work in the kitchen and then with the medical team. The fire-fighting team introduced me to President Michelle Bachelet during her visit to the camp. She hugged me and asked what she could do for me. I requested that she let me plant a tree with her. She couldn't for protocol reasons and sent a government representative. Thereon, I hobnobbed with environment ministers and government representatives of 15 countries in South America, Central America and Europe while planting trees. In these three years, Chapke missed his mother the most, especially as he couldn't talk to her often on phone. "At homestays, elderly women looked after me like their son. I'm indebted to them. Travelling opened my eyes to cultures. I had never visited a mosque until an Iranian family took me to one in Lahijan, Iran. I meditated while they read the namaz. It was a beautiful experience."
2019-03-19Pvt firm cashier robbed of Rs 16 lakhs by tricksters at Thane - United News of India
Pvt firm cashier robbed of Rs 16 lakhs by tricksters at Thane Thane, Mar 19 (UNI) A cashier of a distributor company from Ulhasnagar who was on his way to the banks to deposit company's cash was way laid by two unidentified people and looted to the tune of over Rs 16 lakhs, the police said. The city police on Monday night registered a case under various sections of the IPC against the duo with the MFC Police station under Kaylan division and no arrest has been made so far in connection with the crime, the police said.According to the complaint by the victim, Sashikant Chavan who works as a cashier with the distributor company it was shortly before he set out in the company scooter to Kalyan on Monday noon to deposit the cash of around Rs. 16.64 lakhs in two different banks, two people apprehended him and made certain allegations on.
2019-03-19Maharashtra: Two held for magazine editor’s murder, accused alleges she was sexually harassed - Scroll.in
Maharashtra: Two held for magazine editor’s murder, accused alleges she was sexually harassed Updated Mar 19, 2019 · 01:22 pm. Nityanand Pandey, who was the editor of India Unbound, went missing on March 15. The Thane Police in Maharashtra on Monday arrested two people for allegedly killing the editor of the news portal and magazine India Unbound, PTI reported. Nityanand Pandey was reported missing on March 15. A day later, his body was found with injuries to the head near a creek in Khardi village in Kharbao in Bhiwandi. Police arrested a woman and a man identified as Satish Mishra, who ran a printing press where Pandey’s magazine was printed, in connection with the murder. Police Inspector of Bhiwandi police station, Sanjay Hazare, said Pandey had allegedly sexually harassed the woman, who worked at the magazine, over the past two years, according to Hindustan Times. The woman had protested against the harassment, according to Hazare. “He [Pandey] refused to give her a promotion and coaxed her to have sexual relations with him,” Hazare said, adding that the woman got in touch with Mishra and allegedly conspired with him to kill Pandey. The police inspector said Pandey also owed Mishra some money. Thane Superintendent of Police Shivaji Rathod said the two accused took Pandey on a drive under the pretext of showing him a house in Uttan. “They spiked his protein drink, which rendered Pandey unconscious,” PTI quoted Rathod as saying. “They then strangled him and threw his body in a creek near Khardi village.” An unidentified investigating officer said the two accused were traced using their cell phone locations. “Pandey’s phone was last traced to Kashimira and the cell phones of the two accused were also traced to the same area at that time,” the officer said, according to The Indian Express.
2019-03-19One more arrested in Cosmos Bank heist case - Times of India
One more arrested in Cosmos Bank heist case Mar 20, 2019, 04:50 IST Pune: The cybercrime cell of the Pune police on Monday arrested one more person in the Rs 94-crore Cosmos Bank online heist case. However, the police have yet to zero in on the masterminds involved in planning, establishing the virtual server, stealing data, cloning the cards and executing the crime. With Monday’s arrest, a total of 12 people have been arrested so far in the case. The city police claimed to have successfully busted the local module involved in the crime, and have tracked down suspects to the other states, including Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. A team headed by inspector Jayram Paigude arrested Nadeem Akbarali Shaikh (35), hailing from Wazirgang in Uttar Pradesh and staying at Agripada in Mumbai. Shaikh works in a shoe manufacturing unit in Mumbai. “Last August, Shaikh received 12 fabricated cards that he used extensively to withdraw Rs5 lakh,” Paigude said. “After handing over the cash, Shaikh left Mumbai and started living in Uttar Pradesh. We arrested him from his native place,” Paigude said. Police said Shaikh, an illiterate man, was part of the Mumbai-Thane-Bhiwandi module, which withdrew Rs 85 lakh from the different ATM kiosks in Mumbai and Thane. “Shaikh was also one of the men that withdrew cash using fabricated cards of the City Union Bank in Chennai. The suspects had withdrawn the cash in the same fashion after breaching the server of City Union Bank,” police said. Shaikh is closely associated with Rafique Ansari, another man arrested in this case. Of the 11 men arrested earlier, five have been involved in the City Union Bank case. Shaikh is the sixth man wanted in both cases, police said. “We had written to the government authorities of 41 countries to help us nab the prime suspects and solve the case. However, only 10 countries have replied positively. These 10 countries are helping us identity the suspects (all local residents of the respective countries) who had withdrawn cash from local ATMs,” a senior officer involved in the probe told TOI. In a stunning heist, on August 11 and 13 last year, the criminals had hacked the online systems of Cosmos Bank and siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore via transactions made in several countries. At the moment, the police are on the hunt of the mastermind(s) that stole the vital data and created the parallel virtual server of the bank for a few hours to receive the hits from the ATM centres. The main server of the bank did not receive any of these hits; all the transactions were approved by the virtual server.
2019-03-19Woman kills editor for allegedly harassing her for two years - NewsBytes
Woman kills editor for allegedly harassing her for two years In a shocking incident, a 24-year-old woman, along with a printing press owner, was arrested for allegedly killing and disposing the body of a magazine editor. Ankita Misra, who was an intern and working as an assistant to Nityanand Pandey, had accused him of sexually harassing her. A case has been registered against the two culprits. Pandey was the editor of 'India Unbound'. Panday, missing since March 15, found dead in Bhiwandi The 45-year-old editor was missing since March 15, and a report was filed by his kin on Saturday. A day later, the police found his body near a creek in Bhiwandi, Thane. While investigating, suspicion fell on Ankita because the call data records (CDR) showed multiple conversations between her and Pandey. SP (Thane) Shivaji Rathod held a press-conference after cracking the case. Murder a vengeance against the harassment by Pandey, says police "Ankita was working with Pandey for three years and she said that for two years, she was being sexually harassed by him. She then conspired with Satish (Umashankar Mishra, who ran the printing press where the magazine was printed) to eliminate him," said Rathod. According to the investigation, Pandey owed money to Satish, so the latter too had a motive. Pandey coaxed her to have sexual relations, accused tells cops Police inspector of Bhiwandi police station, Sanjay Hazare, said, "Over the past two years, Pandey allegedly sexually harassed the woman at the workplace, to which she had protested. He also refused to give her a promotion and coaxed her to have sexual relations." Duo spiked Pandey's drink with sedatives, strangled him to death Cops said Ankita and Satish, on the pretext of showing Pandey a sea-facing house in Uttan, Bhayander, persuaded him to get in a car. The duo then spiked Pandey's drink with sedatives and once he was unconscious, strangled him to death. Later, they threw his body in the creek. A case has been registered against both of them under various IPC sections.
2019-03-19Two SSC papers out on WhatsApp before exams? - Times of India
Two SSC papers out on WhatsApp before exams? Mar 20, 2019, 05:23 IST MUMBAI: At least two SSC papers were allegedly out on WhatsApp 30 minutes to one hour before the exams commenced at 11am on each day. Subhash Kokate, senior inspector of Bhiwandi city police, said the process of filing an FIR was on. Ankit Goel, deputy commissioner of police (zone II) of Thane police, said, "Board officials have claimed that two papers have leaked and an FIR is being filed under relevant sections." An NGO from Bhiwandi, Samvaad Foundation, tried alerting Mumbai divisional board for the last few days but with no success. While the board did not respond to the messages last week, officials approached Bhiwandi town police late on Tuesday evening to lodge a formal complaint. The scale of the leak is not yet clear but Bhiwandi police have begun a probe. Govind Sharma, from the NGO, said he alerted the board on March 14 about a possible leak. "I sent emails with screenshots of the papers taken at 10am on March 15. The Science I paper on March 15 was out on WhatsApp at 10.07am, when the paper was scheduled at 11am. The board did not respond to my email. I sent proof on Monday too, but they did not respond. I was surprised they did not take my complaints seriously. On Tuesday, I told them that I would file a public interest litigation. It was then they asked me to visit the board office in Vashi at 11am on Wednesday," said Sharma. The Science II paper was leaked on March 18, he said. He alleged that the Algebra, Geometry and both Science papers leaked before the exam began and answers were made available to students before the exams. He furnished evidence for only two papers to the board. He named a teacher and a school and a WhatsApp group too in his complaint. "I am a HR professional and I run the NGO in my free time. It is not my job to do the investigation after I alerted the board authorities. There is a nexus between the educational institution, students and outsiders, which needs to be exposed. If the board took cognisance on the same day, they would have avoided the leaks," alleged Sharma. He said Bhiwandi police have been proactive since day one and showed more interest in the investigation than board officials. Papers were leaked on WhatsApp in the past too. But since the extent of the malpractice could not be determined, the board did not conduct a re-test in the past. Divisional board secretary Sharad Khandagale was not available for comment despite several attempts.
2019-03-19Hindu, Muslim women donate kidney to eachother's husband - AajNews
Hindu, Muslim women donate kidney to eachother’s husband March 19, 2019 Recently, in Mumbai, a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Thane came together to save the lives of their loved ones. Two women donated kidneys to each other’s husband and the transplant happened on March 14. Thane’s Nadeem and Bihar’s Ramswarth Yadav came to the same nephrologist around the same time. Both Nadeem and Ramswarth needed a kidney transplant and their respective wives not a match for them. Meanwhile, Dr. Hemal Shah, head of Nephrology, found out that Ramswarth’s blood group matched with Nazreen’s (Nadeem’s wife), while Nadeem’s matched with Satyadevi’s (Ramswarth’s wife). After a long discussion for one month, both of them agreed to it. “Despite dialysis, my father led a painful life for the past two years. The only way out was a transplant. And in matters of life and death, religion doesn’t matter,” Ramswarth’s son Sanjay told TOI. “They would discuss their fears and even find solutions to procedural obstructions together,” Sanjay was quoted as saying.
2019-03-19Red Raiders get second KIF win - Thegardenisland.com
Red Raiders get second KIF win By Dennis Fujimoto The Garden Island | Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island Kauai’s Christian Teves, pairing with Thane Ochoco on the Boys First Doubles court, returns a Kapaa ball, Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis matches at the Timbers Resort Hokuala tennis courts. Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island Kauai’s Katherine O’neill, teaming with Hoku Iseri on the Girls First Doubles court, addresses a Kapaa ball, Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis matches at the Timbers Resort Hokuala tennis courts. Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island Hoku Iseri, playing with Katherine O’neill, follows a return to Kapaa, Saturday during the Girls First Doubles match at the Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis matches at the Timbers Resort Hokuala tennis courts. LIHUE — Kapaa tennis players Hannah Collins-Doijode teamed with Leila Nelson to pick up the Warriors’ sole win Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation tennis matches hosted by Kapaa High School at the Timbers Resort Hokuala tennis courts. The Collins-Doijode/Nelson duo picked up its win on the Girls Second Doubles court with a three-set win over the Kauai pair of Miya Reese and Emily Melchor, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-3. Kauai girls finished with a 4-1 series win while the boys went 5-0. On the Girls First Singles court, Kapaa’s Sydney Nice marked a pair of wins over Anna Burkman, but Burkman, going through replacement rackets in the bout, finished with a 6-2, 6-0 win. Tia Fulks controlled the Girls Second Singles arena with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kapaa’s Kiara Dolino. Moving to the doubles courts, Kauai’s Hoku Iseri and Katherine O’neill were 6-2, 6-0 winners over the Warrior pair of Mary Jane Uribe and Wailana Makepa, and Kauai took the Girls Third Doubles contest when Kirra Carvalho and Amy Khoang outlasted the Kapaa pair of Analani Bacon and RubyJane Udaundo, 7-5, 7-6 (8). Moving to the boys’ courts, Kauai’s Trevor Carbonel was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Mason Buick on the Boys First Singles floor, and Raider Dwayne Ancajas got past Kapaa’s Thomas Capelli, 6-1, 7-5 on the Boys Second Singles courts. On the boys’ doubles arena, Kauai’s Thane Ochoco paired with Christian Teves to down Kapaa’s duo of Michael Amoyo and Ian Sotelo, 6-1, 6-2 on the Boys First Doubles floor. Kauai’s Micah Matsunaga teamed with Thomas Vetter to take the Boys Second Doubles 6-1, 6-0 over the Kapaa duo of Glenn Aguada and Chazer Agbayani, and Kauai wrapped up the day when Tanner Lee and Dhemie Dalayao teamed up to defeat Kapaa’s Kaimani Dryer and Carlos Ygov-Tapia, 6-2, 6-1 on the Boys Third Doubles court. The next KIF tennis matches take place March 30 when Kauai High School hosts Island School at the Timbers Resort Hokuala courts starting at 9 a.m. Kapaa will travel to the Waimea High School courts for a 9 a.m. meeting. ••• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com. PREVIOUS STORY Fast Company, Kato neck and neck heading to finale Share this story 0 Comments Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * For security purposes, check this box before commenting By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email. Get the latest news by e-mail Sign Up Most Popular 1 Together, always 2 Visitors pledge to travel responsibly 3 Obituaries for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4 Weaving aloha 5 Letter for Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Copyright © 2019 TheGardenIsland.com. All rights reserved. 3137 Kuhio Hwy., Lihue, HI 96766 Telephone: (808) 245-3681 AboutPrint ReplicaAdvertiseContact UsTerms of ServicePrivacy Policy
2019-03-19Thane Maynard Talks With Elephant Expert Dominique Gonçalves - WVXU
Thane Maynard Talks With Elephant Expert Dominique Gonçalves By Michael Monks • 10 hours ago Related Program: Cincinnati Edition TweetShareGoogle+Email Public Domain Pictures Since 1993, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Barrows Conservation Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Listen Listening... / 11:30 The first speaker in this year's series is the manager of the Elephant Ecology Project at Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Dominique Gonçalves. She will be at the zoo on Wednesday, March 20, to share the story of how the park is becoming a new model for conservation in Africa. Dominique Gonçalves spoke with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard about the park and her work studying elephants for Cincinnati Edition. Never miss an episode of Cincinnati Edition by subscribing to our podcast on your favorite provider. And if you have a chance, please rate, review and share with friends:  WVXU Mobile App iTunes Google Play Stitcher NPR One
2019-03-19Man who played rock, paper, scissors for first rape of unconscious teen gets prison time - Merced Sun-Star
Man who played rock, paper, scissors for first rape of unconscious teen gets prison time | Merced Sun-Star × SECTIONS Search → E-edition Customer Service Customer Service Mobile & Apps Archives Newsletters Buy Photo FAQ News All News Local News Business Crime Education UC Merced California News Nation/World Communities Atwater Chowchilla Livingston Los Banos Mariposa & Yosemite Sports All Sports High Schools High School Athletes High School Football Merced College UC Merced Outdoors NFL NBA MLB Politics Politics Elections The California Influencer Series Business All Business Agriculture Living All Living Celebrations Food & Drink Health & Fitness Family Blogs & Columnists Brigitte Bowers Debbie Croft Sarah Lim Old Trainer Entertainment All Entertainment Celebrations Comics Puzzles & Games Horoscopes Opinion All Opinion Columns Editorials Influencers Opinion Letters to the Editor Submit a Letter Obituaries Obituaries View Obituaries Place Obituaries Local Deals dealsaver Circulars Classifieds Classifieds Place Classified Ad Pets Garage Sales Real Estate Apartment and Rentals Jobs RVs/Motorhomes Merchandise Service Directory Place an Ad Place an Ad Place Celebration Place Obituary Ad Place Classified Ad Place Legal Ad Jobs Moonlighting Cars Homes See Legal Notices Mobile & Apps Crime Man who played rock, paper, scissors for first rape of unconscious teen gets prison time By Vikaas Shanker ORDER REPRINT → March 19, 2019 03:38 PM What happens in a rape kit exam? A sexual assault evidence kit contains forensic evidence gathered from a victim's body during an intrusive, hours-long examination. Testing kits can find DNA evidence used to identify rapists, boost prosecutions or exonerate the falsely accused. N By Up Next × SHARE COPY LINK A sexual assault evidence kit contains forensic evidence gathered from a victim's body during an intrusive, hours-long examination. Testing kits can find DNA evidence used to identify rapists, boost prosecutions or exonerate the falsely accused. N By A 21-year-old Winton man on Tuesday was sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded no contest to raping an underage girl while she was under the influence of alcohol. Braxton Bentley, who was 18 at the time, and another juvenile suspect encouraged a 17-year-old girl at a house party on July 8, 2016, to drink beer until she was intoxicated enough to be carried into a bedroom after other party guests left, according to court records, authorities said. Bentley admitted to carrying the victim into the bedroom, according to investigation reports. SIGN UP Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to the Merced Sun-Star SUBSCRIBE WITH GOOGLE #ReadLocal Braxton Bentley, of Winton, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, after he pleaded no contest to raping an underage girl when she was under the influence of alcohol. Courtesy Merced County Sheriff's Office The last thing the victim told police she remembered before passing out was Bentley and the male juvenile reportedly played rock, paper, scissors to determine who would rape her first. She woke up to the male juvenile raping her before she yelled at him, put on her clothes and left, court records state. The victim reported the incident to police the next day, according to investigators. After a DNA test matched Bentley and the juvenile, Bentley confirmed the two played rock, paper, scissors to take turns with the victim. And he admitted having sex with the victim, according to court records. Bentley also told investigators he knew the victim was drunk and unable to give consent, according to reports. The victim declined to give an impact statement at Bentley’s sentencing hearing Tuesday, Merced County Deputy District Attorney Thane Nored said. Bentley told Merced County Judge Jeanne Schechter “You’ve been very fair to me,” and asked for permission to say a final goodbye to his girlfriend and newborn baby. Children aren’t allowed in the courtroom, but Schechter granted his request and allowed Bentley’s girlfriend and child inside. “It has to be quick,” a sheriff’s deputy said. He then was handcuffed and taken into custody. In addition to prison time, Bentley also will have to register as a sex offender and pay an unspecified amount in restitution. Bentley’s attorney, George Herman, declined to comment on the sentencing or the conviction. 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2019-03-19Konkan region: Nanar oil refinery out of way, Sena still faces NDA ally, NCP and upset BJP workers - The Indian Express
Konkan region: Nanar oil refinery out of way, Sena still faces NDA ally, NCP and upset BJP workers Updated: March 19, 2019 6:13:20 am Ironically, the Sena’s toughest challenge in the region won’t come from the Opposition ranks, but from NDA’s own — the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha led by former Maharashtra CM and sitting BJP Rajya Sabha MP Narayan Rane.
2019-03-192 escaped prisoners, 2 others held for Thane godown robbery - Business Standard
2 escaped prisoners, 2 others held for Thane godown robbery Updated at March 19, 2019 22:35 IST Four persons were arrested for allegedly robbing a godown in Thane's Bhiwandi area, police said Tuesday. During interrogation police realised that two of them are escaped prisoners having escaped from Aadharwadi Jail in the district in 2008, an official said. "A godown was robbed on March 1 of yarn worth Rs 2.67 lakh. Shatab Qureshi, Sagar Mishra, Dulal Chauhan and Raju Harijan have been arrested," a Narpoli police station official said. Mishra and Harijan had escaped from Aadharwadi Jail in Kalyan on October 2, 2008 and were on the run since, he added.
2019-03-19Over 50,000 mangroves trees to be cut for bullet train project, HC told - Hindustan Times
Over 50,000 mangroves trees to be cut for bullet train project, HC?told Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:35 IST The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has cleared a proposal to cut 53,467 mangrove trees, spread over 13.36 hectares (ha), for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) told the Bombay high court (HC) on Monday. The project is expected to cut short the commute time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to 2.5 hours from 6.5 hours. The HC is hearing the rail corporation’s petition, challenging the MCZMA’s decision to defer their proposal of razing mangroves for the project. The NHSRCL told high court that MCZMA, on March 7, cleared its proposal and sent it to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for a final sanction. According to a letter sent by MCZMA to the director, Coastal Zone Regulation of the MoEF, 32.43ha mangrove forest area will be required to be diverted in Mumbai and Thane districts, and 53,467 mangrove trees, spread over 13.36ha, will need to be razed for India’s first highspeed rail project. In its petition to the HC, NHSRCL has said that of the 508km-long high-speed corridor, 155.642km will pass through Maharashtra, affecting 131.30ha of forest area, including mangroves spread over 32.43ha. It stated that of the 32.43km passing through CRZ areas in Maharashtra, 8.39km would be underground, and at places, the bullet train will pass through an elevated viaduct. Thus, it told HC that only 53,467 mangroves, spread over an area of 13.36ha, would be actually affected by the corridor. Pralhad Paranjape, counsel for NHSRCL, had earlier argued that the corporation proposed to plant five times the actual number of mangroves affected by the corridor as against the statutory requirement of planting thrice the number of trees affected by a project. Paranjape had submitted that the coastal authority failed to consider that the bullet train corridor is a “public interest project”.
2019-03-19Escaped prisoners arrested by police for robbing godown in Mumbai - Devdiscourse
Escaped prisoners arrested by police for robbing godown in Mumbai Updated: 19-03-2019 22:43 IST Four persons were arrested for allegedly robbing a godown in Thane's Bhiwandi area, police said Tuesday. During interrogation police realised that two of them are escaped prisoners having escaped from Aadharwadi Jail in the district in 2008, an official said. "A godown was robbed on March 1 of yarn worth Rs 2.67 lakh. Shatab Qureshi, Sagar Mishra, Dulal Chauhan and Raju Harijan have been arrested," a Narpoli police station official said. Mishra and Harijan had escaped from Aadharwadi Jail in Kalyan on October 2, 2008 and were on the run since, he added.
2019-03-19Thane: Woman clerk booked for Rs 6 lakh fraud at school - Times of India
Thane: Woman clerk booked for Rs 6 lakh fraud at school Mar 19, 2019, 16:14 IST THANE: A 32-year-old woman clerk of a school in Thane district has been booked for allegedly misappropriating students' fee to the tune of nearly Rs 6 lakh, police said on Tuesday. According to a complaint filed by the private school's management, the accused, a resident of Dombivli town, allegedly deleted receipts from the institution's accounting software of fees collected by her from 61 students between January and December 2018, a police spokesperson said. Based on the complaint, the police on Monday booked the accused under IPC Sections 408 (criminal breach of trust), 420, (cheating) and 468 (forgery), the official said. No arrest was made so far, the police said, adding that a probe was underway in the case.
2019-03-19Thane School Clerk Allegedly Swindled Students' Fees Amounting To 6 Lakhs - NDTV News
Thane School Clerk Allegedly Swindled Students' Fees Amounting To 6 Lakhs Updated: March 19, 2019 15:22 IST THANE: A 32-year-old woman clerk of a school in Thane district of Maharashtra has been charged for allegedly misappropriating students' fee of nearly Rs. 6 lakh, police said on Tuesday. According to a complaint filed by the private school's management, the accused, a resident of Dombivli town, allegedly deleted receipts from the institution's accounting software of fees collected by her from 61 students between January and December 2018, a police spokesperson said. Based on the complaint, the police on Monday booked the accused under IPC Sections 408 (criminal breach of trust), 420, (cheating) and 468 (forgery), the official said. No arrest was made so far, the police said, adding that a probe was underway in the case.
2019-03-19Forester in ACB net - United News of India
Forester in ACB net - United News of India Posted at: Mar 19 2019 11:36 AM Thane, Mar 19 (UNI) A forester with the Dahanu division of the Forest department was arrested for accepting a bribe from a complainant, ACB sources said. SP ACB Thane Dr Mahesh Patil said in an official release that the alleged accused Dinesh Shivde (29), posted at Somta, a section of Dahanu division sought Rs 25,000 from a complainant for issuing a survey report of the GPS survey.
2019-03-19Mumbai sees a decrease of 4.85 lakh voters compared to 2014 - Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai sees a decrease of 4.85 lakh voters compared to 2014 Updated: Mar 19, 2019, 20:29 IST Mumbai: Even as the number of voters across the state increased by 65.31 lakh, the number of voters in the city have decreased by 4.85 lakh in Mumbai, compared to 2014. The only Lok Sabha constituency to show increase in voters is Mumbai South, where the number of voters increased by 46,000. The number of voters in south Mumbai has increased from 14,85,366 to 15,31,1446, despite the 2011 census showing a decline in the population of Mumbai city district or the Island City by 5.75 per cent. The sharpest drop in the number of voters is seen in Mumbai North, where the number of voters decreased by 1,76,376 compared to 2014, when the number was 17,83,641. Last time, BJP’s Gopal Shetty won the seat by margin of more than 4 lakh votes. The lowest decline is recorded in Mumbai South Central, where there are 31,890 less voters compared to 2014. In 2014, the number of voters was 14,15,605. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region has the distinction of having both the largest and smallest constituencies in terms of voters in the state. Thane, with 23,07,232 voters, is the largest constituency in the state, while Mumbai South Central is the smallest. The second largest constituency in terms of voters is Maval, with 22,27,133 voters. A senior official from the state chief electoral officer’s office said, “The number of voters reduced because we undertook a comprehensive cleansing of voters’ lists. We removed the name of those voters who had died, changed addresses, or migrated to Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts. "However, if someone doesn’t find his or her name on the electoral rolls, that person can register as a voter 10 day before the last day of withdrawal of nominations." The Mumbai Congress had this January lodged a complaint with the state’s chief electoral officer that there were around 9 lakh bogus voters in Mumbai, whose name appeared twice or thrice across various constituencies in Mumbai.
2019-03-19Cashier Beaten Up, Looted Of Rs 16.64 Lakh Near Mumbai: Police - NDTV News
Cashier Beaten Up, Looted Of Rs 16.64 Lakh Near Mumbai: Police Updated: March 20, 2019 03:00 IST THANE: A cashier working with a private company, who was on his way to deposit cash in banks, was beaten up by two unidentified persons and looted of Rs. 16.64 lakh in Maharashtra's Thane, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday noon in Kalyan, they said. According to a complaint by the victim, Sashikant Chavan, who works as a cashier with a distributor in Ulhasnagar, had left for Kalyan on a scooter with Rs. 16.64 lakh in cash for depositing it in two banks. He was stopped by two people on his way and beaten up, police said. They then allegedly took him to an isolated location near Ambivili station where they forced him to hand over the cash. Police said the two men then fled with the victim's scooter. A case has been filed, but no arrest has been made, police added.
2019-03-18Magazine Editor Killed By Woman Who Accused Him Of Sex Harassment: Police - NDTV News
Magazine Editor Killed By Woman Who Accused Him Of Sex Harassment: Police Updated: March 18, 2019 23:46 IST Thane: Two persons, including a 24-year-old woman, have been arrested for allegedly killing the editor of a news magazine in Maharashtra's Thane district and then disposing of his body, police said Monday. India Unbound editor Nityanand Pandey's body, with injuries to the head, was found on Sunday near a creek in Khardi village in Kharbao in Thane's Bhiwandi area. Nityanand Pandey, 45, had gone missing on March 15 and his kin had filed a missing person complaint at a police station. Addressing a press conference Monday, Thane Superintendent of Police Shivaji Rathod said the killing was the result of alleged sexual harassment faced by the arrested woman at the hands of Nityanand Pandey over the last two years. "Based on our probe, we have arrested Ankita Mishra, who worked as an assistant to Pandey, and Satish Umashankar Mishra, 34, who ran a printing press where the deceased's news magazine was printed," Mr Rathod told reporters. "Ankita was working with Pandey for three years and she has said she was facing sexual harassment at his hands for two years. She then conspired with Satish to eliminate him," he said." On March 15, the two accused took Pandey on the pretext of showing him a row house in Uttan. They spiked his protein drink which rendered Pandey unconscious. They then strangled him and threw his body in a creek near Khardi village," he said. A case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the two accused, the SP said. India Unbound, as per its website, is a monthly news and views magazine mailed directly to over one lakh households across the country.
2019-03-18Mumbai: Body of 4-years-old female leopard found in Yeoor forest - Times Now
Mumbai: Body of 4-years-old female leopard found in Yeoor forest Updated Mar 18, 2019 | 13:01 IST | Thane: While the memories of a male leopard being spotted at the Korum mall in Thane and getting trapped in the basement is still afresh, another similar incident has rocked the city and forest department. A female leopard has been found dead in the Yeoor Range of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Though the leopard spotted at Korum Mall was captured by the forest department, it has sent shivers down the spine of the people of Thane. The matter came to light on Saturday afternoon. The body was immediately taken to the veterinary hospital at SGNP. The leopard is said to be four years old and is anticipated to have died three to four days ago. The body was found during a routine patrolling at the National Park on Saturday. The cause of death could be ascertained only after the autopsy, forest department officials have said. Last month, sensation had reigned high when a leopard was spotted at the busy Korum Mall in Thane. Though the wild cat was captured by forest department officials, it was later revealed that the animal was sighted in the area for many days. The movement of the animal in the area had panicked the residents. The recovery of the body of the female leopard has only added to the worries of people.
2019-03-18Thane residents oppose elevated Metro-4 line - The Asian Age
Thane residents oppose elevated Metro-4 line Mar 18, 2019, 6:21 pm IST Mumbai: Echoing the sentiments of south Mumbai residents who have expressed concerns about the Metro-3 corridor, Thane locals are speaking out against the elevated Metro-4 line in the city. Citizens have demanded that the corridor should be an underground tunnel to prevent the haphazard cutting of trees along the alignment. In a survey conducted by a Thane-based youth group, Muse, citizens stated that they do not agree that the elevated metro will decongest the roads. Around 1,000 citizens participated in the survey where around 79 per cent of the residents preferred an underground metro to an elevated metro, according to Muse. “Most of the citizens were concerned about the traffic congestion due to the Metro-4. While the MMRDA claims that metro will reduce overall traffic, many believe that the elevated infrastructure will cause further traffic problem during peak hours,” said Nishant Bangera, founder of Muse. Over 68 per cent of respondents isn’t ready to accept traffic congestion and demand better planning and peak-hour traffic management. “If we look at Majiwada, traffic is very bad during peak hours. The elevated metro will add to the chaos consuming further motorable road,” said Thane resident Pavitra Shrivastava.
2019-03-18Magazine editor found murdered underneath bridge in Bhiwandi, cause of death unclear - Times Now
Magazine editor found murdered underneath bridge in Bhiwandi, cause of death unclear Updated Mar 18, 2019 | 14:13 IST | Thane: Police in Thane district on Saturday discovered the body of a 44-year-old man who has been identified as Nityanand Pandey. The editor of a news portal and monthly magazine, Pandey's body was found dumped underneath a bridge in Bhiwandi Taluka area. Thane Rural Police said that Pandey had head injuries and a preliminary inquiry suggests that he may have been murdered on the spot. However, the same is yet to be confirmed awaiting a post-mortem report. Pandey's family registered a missing person complaint after his phone was switched off at 7.30 pm on Friday evening and did not return home. He was last seen with friends on Friday evening. Police summoned his family to identify the body based on the missing person complaint and confirmed that it was Pandey. Pandey was the editor of India Unbound, a news portal and bilingual magazine with offices in Andheri and Mira Road. His publication featured interviews with senior bureaucrats and government officials. However, a report by Indian Express asserted that Pandey had several cases of extortion against him in Mumbai's Mira Road. He is survived by his wife and two children who live in his Mira Road residence. At this time in the investigation, police officials suspect that Pandey's death may have been the result of personal enmity. However, the cause of death and the motive are yet to be identified pending further inquiry. Investigators confirmed that two people have been held in this regard but refused to divulge any more details.
2019-03-18Trainee Journalist Admits to Killing Magazine Editor, Says He Had been Sexually Assaulting Her Since 2 Ye... - News18
Trainee Journalist Admits to Killing Magazine Editor, Says He Had been Sexually Assaulting Her Since 2 Years Updated:March 18, 2019, 4:51 PM IST Mumbai: : Two people, including a 24-year-old woman have been arrested by Thane rural police for the murder of Nityanand Pandey, who worked as the group editor of a magazine, India Unbound. Pandey had gone missing on March 15. A missing complaint was filed by his wife on March 16. During Investigation, police found his body in a canal at Khardi village in Bhiwandi. The police said that the accused killed Nityanand as he was sexually harassing one of them. During investigations, police questioned trainee journalist Ankita Mishra, 24, and Satish Mishra, 34, who owns the printing press of the magazine. The two admitted to killing Pandey and later disposing off his body in a canal. Ankita told police that Pandey had been repeatedly abusing and sexually harassing her since two years. “Ankita was working with the magazine since three years. She has alleged that Pandey had been sexually harassing her from the last two years, and so she plotted his murder with Satish,” said Shivaji Rathod, superintendent of police, Thane Rural. On March 15, Ankita and Satish asked Nityanand to accompany them on the pretext of showing him a property in Uttan. Nityanand went along with the duo in an SUV owned by Satish. As per the plan, Ankita, who was carrying a protein drink spiked with sedatives, gave the drink to Nityanand. After consuming the drink Nityanand fell unconscious. Ankita and Satish then strangled him with a rope and disposed off his body in a canal at Khardi village in Bhiwandi, the police said. Nityanand led a lavish life and posed with the who's who of Mumbai and Thane districts, mostly bureaucrats and political leaders.
2019-03-18Thane, Navi Mumbai: MCZMA nod to remove mangroves, make way for bullet train project - The Indian Express
Thane, Navi Mumbai: MCZMA nod to remove mangroves, make way for bullet train Published: March 19, 2019 12:53:52 am THE MAHARASHTRA Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it has approved the proposal of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) seeking permission to remove mangroves in Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar districts to make way for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The proposal, it said, has now been sent to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for final approval. Advertising The NHSRCL had moved the Bombay High Court last month after the MCZMA said it could not grant the corporation permission to remove about 19 hectares of mangroves, owing to a High Court direction to not grant such permissions. The MCZMA had rejected the proposal on December 22 last year. MCZMA counsel Sharmila Deshmukh Monday informed the court they have approved the NHSRCL proposal and sent a request to MoEF for final approval. Meanwhile, the state government has filed an affidavit through Vikas Jagtap, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit, stating a part of the proposed project falls under the protected area and eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary and Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The proposed alignment of the high-speed rail, passing through Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary at Vikroli, was jointly inspected by DFO and the project authority. In the affidavit, the state government stated that as the project alignment, passing through the creek, is proposed inside a 25 to 40-metre deep underground tunnel, it obviates the need for felling trees on the surface. The proposed project, it said, will not disturb the flora and fauna of Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary and adjacent areas. The affidavit also states the proposal is recommended to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for diversion of forest area under the Forest (Conservation) Act. It states “the project is a visionary project, which will herald a new era of safety, speed and service for the people and help Indian railway become an international leader in scale, speed and skill”. The petition states that 155.642 km of the 508-km-long corridor passes through Maharashtra and affects 131.30 hectares of forest area, including mangroves spread over 32.43 hectares. In its proposal, NHSRCL had stated about 1,50,752 mangroves spread over 18.92 hectares would be affected by the corridor.
2019-03-18Swine flu cases spike across Maharashtra in March - Hindustan Times
Swine flu cases spike across Maharashtra in March Updated: Mar 18, 2019 10:41 IST Maharashtra reported 812 cases of swine flu and 55 deaths between January 1 and March 15 this year. Half of these cases and deaths were reported in March alone. The state recorded 2,594 cases and 462 deaths in all 12 months of 2018. Swine flu generally spreads during winters, but there has been a spike in cases across India even as warmer weather sets in. The National Centre for Disease Control reported 14,803 confirmed cases of swine flu across India till February 24. Experts attributed the spread to a prolonged winter and mild seasonal flu in 2018. Mumbai has reported 48 cases of swine flu and four deaths in March. However, the four deaths were of patients who came to the city from the neighbouring districts of Palghar and Thane for treatment. A majority of the cases in Maharashtra were reported from Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, Thane and Palghar, officials at the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) said. Dr P Awte, state surveillance officer, DHS, said the focus is on vulnerable populations of the state from the districts with the most number of cases. “Patients with immunodeficiency disorders or lifestyle diseases, children, pregnant women and senior citizens are worst hit, and so, our surveillance is intensified around them,” said Dr Awte. “We have also procured more than 1.25 lakh swine flu vaccines that we will start dispensing from April,” he said. Last year, more than 1.55 lakh people were vaccinated against the flu in Maharashtra. In Mumbai, the spread of the infection is under control, said Dr Padmaja Keskar, the executive health officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). “All deaths reported in the city were of patients who had come here for treatment. It’s likely that the change in climatic conditions is aiding the spread of the virus,” she said. Experts, however, are yet to pinpoint the exact cause — climatic change, an antigenic shift (a new sub-type of virus created by combination of two or more different strains) or an antigenic drift (mutation within the virus genes) could be factors. Dr Om Srivastava, director, infectious diseases department, Jaslok Hospital, pointed out that the number of patients may rise in the coming months, but the outbreak is nowhere close to the 2009 pandemic, when 937 people died of swine flu and 9,943 cases were reported in Maharashtra. “Most of the patients are treated in out-patient departments and don’t need hospital admission. They are responding well to the treatment, which is a positive sign. Climate change may be a contributing factor, but certainly not the only cause of the national spread of the virus,” said Dr Srivastava, The primary symptoms of swine flu include fever, lethargy, headache, cough, sore throat and nausea. While most people recover within a week, those with low immunity, and chronic diseases such as asthma, lung diseases, diabetes, cancer, kidney or heart problems, risk serious complications and even death from multi-organ failure.
2019-03-18Beyond Religion: Hindu, Muslim Women Donate Kidneys To Each Other's Husbands For Transplant - India Times
Beyond Religion: Hindu, Muslim Women Donate Kidneys To Each Other's Husbands For Transplant Updated: Mar 18, 2019, 17:54 PM IST There is no dearth of hate messages and propaganda in the name of religion, but humanity reigns supreme above everything else. In Mumbai, a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Thane came together to save the lives of their loved ones. The two women donated kidneys to each other’s husbands and the transplant happened on March 14.Thane’s Nadeem and Bihar’s Ramswarth Yadav were came to the same nephrologist around the same time. Both Nadeem and Ramswarth needed a kidney transplant and their respective wives were not a match for them. Meanwhile, Dr. Hemal Shah, head of Nephrology, found out that Ramswarth’s blood group matched with Nazreen’s (Nadeem's wife), while Nadeem’s matched with Satyadevi’s (Ramswarth's wife). After a long discussion for one month, both of them agreed to it. "Despite dialysis, my father led a painful life for the past two years. The only way out was a transplant. And in matters of life and death, religion doesn’t matter," Ramswarth’s son Sanjay told TOI. "They would discuss their fears and even find solutions to procedural obstructions together," Sanjay was quoted as saying.
2019-03-18Parrikar is the 'first victim' of Rafale deal, says NCP leader Jitendra Awhad - ANI News
Parrikar is the 'first victim' of Rafale deal, says NCP leader Jitendra Awhad Updated: Mar 19, 2019 01:37 IST Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 19 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jitendra Awhad opined that late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was the "first victim" of the Rafale fighter jet deal. Speaking to media here on Monday, Awhad claimed that Parrikar, who was the Defence Minister at the time when the Rafale deal was inked, returned to Goa as he was "sad". "Manohar Parrikar was a very educated and well-read person. I think after Rafale deal, he did not feel right so he decided to go back to Goa. He was sad. I should not say this as he is not here today, but I feel he is the first victim of the Rafale Deal," the NCP leader said. "People have been speaking on Rafale and corruption for the last 1.5 years, but no one pointed fingers at Manohar Parrikar. His character speaks for itself that he can't be corrupt. But corruption which had occurred pained him. It didn't let him fight his disease and led to his death," Awhad added. The Centre had recently told the Supreme Court that certain documents pertaining to the Rafale deal were stolen from the Defence Ministry. Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal made the submission during the hearing on review petitions filed by various parties against the top court's December 14 judgment in which it had refused to order a probe into the deal to procure 36 Rafale fighter planes from France. Last week, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had asserted that the probe into the "missing" Rafale files should begin from Parrikar, who had claimed that the files related to the deal were in his possession. "Manohar Parrikar had told the Cabinet that the Rafale files are with him," the Congress chief had said while referring to a purported audio conversation between Goa minister Vishwajit Rane and an unidentified caller that had references to the deal.
2019-03-18Hiranandani Parks 30-bedded hospital begins ops near Chennai - Business Standard
Hiranandani Parks 30-bedded hospital begins ops near Chennai Updated at March 18, 2019 17:55 IST : Hiranandani Group Monday said it has commenced operation of its 30-bedded multi-specialities Hiranandani Parks Hospital at neighouring Oragadam here. The Group currently runs hospitals in two locations - Powai, Mumbai and the other in Thane. Oragadam is the third such location, a press release said. The hospital would provide medical care options to the Oragadam-Sriperumbudur region and also to residents on the periphery of Chennai. Hiranandani Group CEO Dr Niranjan Hiranandani said the company was committed to the aim of creating a better life for communities since its inception. "The Hiranandani Parks Hospital marks a significant step in this direction. It is our endeavour to provide the finest healthcare facilities with expert healthcare professionals and latest equipment", he said. The Hiranandani Parks Hospital is designed to be one of the leading and most preferred healthcare service providers in Chennai, he added.
2019-03-18One of the World's Greatest “Smart City” Projects Came From TechfestNW Speaker Zohar Sharon - Willamette Week
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Zohar Sharon Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Whatsapp Share on Tumblr Share on LinkedIn Share on Google Plus Share on Pinterest By Thacher Schmid | Published 9:12 AM Updated 9:12 AM When Zohar Sharon came up with the idea for DigiTel, Tel Aviv, Israel's groundbreaking digital resident card program, city officials weren't excited. "There were a lot of managers and important people in the municipality, and they said, 'It won't work,'" recalls Sharon, Chief Knowledge Officer for the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality. "'Nobody will register, or give you their mobile phone or habits or permission to use their info.' [But] I knew that everybody would give me (their data) because of the benefits." Since its 2013 launch, the DigiTel platform has registered 200,000 Tel Avivians (out of 350,000 eligible) and been hailed as one of the world's great "smart city" projects. It earned the "World's Smartest City" award at Barcelona's 2014 Smart City Expo. Here's a cheesy-cute promo video. Sharon will be sharing his insights, along with others, as part of the Smart Cities track at TechfestNW this April. Citizens of Tel Aviv now receive real-time information about public works projects or street closures; a digital forum to apply for permits and licenses; and targeted information they receive as part of subpopulations. There's "Digi-Dog," for dog owners, and "Digi-Taf" (taf means young children in Hebrew) for parents of children under three—subclubs that dangle customized, highly-targeted perks, like a text message that tells a parent about a baby yoga class nearby, or a birth certificate sent to a dog owner with the name of the dog and birthdate. After a successful 2017 partnership with the city of Thane, India, "DigiThane," and a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi to Israel, the partnership with DigiTel expanded to the entire state of Maharashtra—some 120 million people. Tallin, Estonia has also "expressed great interest," Sharon says. A former social worker, Sharon's inspired tech evangelism teeters towards hyperbole at times, but his inspiration is infectious. During a Whatsapp call to Tel Aviv—cost, zero—his laugh gurgles through the line. No, he's not the blind Israeli golfer with the same name. Yes, he's aware of the coincidence. He emphasizes something one rarely hears much about in tech: emotional intelligence. What makes DigiTel successful, Sharon says, isn't its sophisticated architecture, the $5 million spent on development or several hundred "knowledge champions" in city government who donate their time. It's trust. Created by the project's high emotional intelligence, or "E.Q." "Tech guys, their E.Q. is not so high sometimes," Sharon says. "Not because they are bad people, but because that's the way the world is running." How does DigiTel do it? It connects with residents on human levels, sends frequent surveys for feedback, and carefully guards their info. "The most important thing in DigiTel is the way we make emotional connections with people," Sharon says. "To lead people, you have to have E.Q." Proof is in the pudding: the 200,000 registrants, or the e-newsletter's open rate of 70 percent. "It's amazing, because citizens are getting exactly the right information for them," Sharon says. "They know that we won't send them spam." Sharon insists concerns about government misuse of data are minimal. "The Big Brother is not the government," he says. "The Big Brother is Google." DigiTel, Sharon says, safeguards citizens' privacy. "We are not following citizens," he says. "We are believing that we shouldn't do it." The platform also benefits from the trust citizens have in local government. "In a local government," Sharon notes, "you can see the white in the eyes of the people." 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2019-03-1814 things to do in the D.C. area this week - The Washington Post
2019-03-1830 buildings make way for two Metro stations and three highrises - Times of India
30 buildings make way for two Metro stations and three highrises Mar 18, 2019, 06:29 IST Girgaum’s two-storey Kranti Nagar chawls, once home to 108 families, stand vacant, waiting to be bulldozed for the underground Colaba-Seepz Metro 3 corridor, cutting through the heart of the city. Nearby, residents of the three-storey Annapurna Niwas are vacating houses. Their structure is the next and last on the list of 30 buildings making way for the Metro route along the crammed 50 ft Jagannath Shanker Sheth (JSS) Road in the Girgaum-Kalbadevi belt. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which is executing the project, has succeeded in convincing locals to surrender their almost century-old houses so that the corridor can pass through the underbelly of one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Kalbadevi and Girgaon stations will come up on this stretch. Perhaps, this is the government’s biggest-ever rehabilitation project involving legal middle-class tenants for an urban infrastructure project. The area is home to traditional middle-class Marathi and Gujarati families whose ancestors have been part of Maharashtra’s and India’s freedom struggles. It is here that Mumbai’s iconic Ganeshotsav began. MMRC has taken over 10,000 sq m of this locality on which stood the 30 buildings that were home to 423 families and 289 commercial units. In lieu, the displaced will get in situ rehabilitation in three highrises— Kalbadevi Commercial Centre, Kalbadevi Heights and Girgaon Heights—latest by 2021 with flats that will be double their existing areas. Meanwhile, MMRC is offering rent as per the locality’s current market rate for families to move out of the area. Residents like Uma Karekar and her retired husband don’t think the rent is adequate. When TOI visited their one-room tenement in Annapurna Niwas, they were packing to leave for their son’s house in Thane. “We are getting Rs 22,000 per month but the rents are higher. We have no choice but to leave,” said Karekar. Initially, MMRC had planned only monetary compensation or accommodation as per the Relief and Rehabilitation policy. The cost of rehabilitation then was Rs 91 crore and the MMRC was planning to acquire 29 plots. But the project ran into opposition. R Ramanna, MMRC’s executive director, said, “It was a complicated phase. We even thought of dropping these two stations from the corridor for the time being.” Recalling the stand-off, a resident said, “We are attached not only to our property but also to the area. It has its unique culture and ethos. We were not willing to shift.” The opposition subsided when MMRC announced there would be in situ rehabilitation. The new buildings will be equipped with modern amenities, parking, a terrace garden and will be integrated with the stations below—a huge upgrade from the earlier crumbling structures. MMRC’s chief of relief and rehabilitation Maya Patole said, “Moreover, CM Devendra Fadnavis announced that each tenant will get double the existing area, it was a game changer and left no scope for opposition.” The list of plots to be acquired was pared to 20 but the cost of rehabilitation soared to Rs 700 crore. “We were transparent with our dealings with the tenants. We heard their problems and involved them in the planning stage when the consultant was finalising the drawings for the highrises. It worked out so good that residents whose buildings were not affected approached us to take up redevelopment of their properties. We had to tell them we could not do so,” says Patole. On the site, work is on in full swing for the two stations. Buildings are being razed within days of residents vacating them and machines are constantly at work flattening the ground surface, leaving no signs of what might have stood there once, not even rubble. MMRC claims that a work order for the three towers will be awarded in three months as tenders will be floated anytime soon. But Karekar’s neighbour Anuraddha Vaidya has some other concerns, those that tug at her heart. “I have been living here for 50 years now. Our neighbours are like extended families. Though the rent is fine and we are happy that we will get bigger houses but will my neighbours be housed in the same building?” asks Vaidya.
2019-03-18All the Holi 2019 parties to attend in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi - GQ India - What a man's got to do
All the Holi 2019 parties to attend in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi Published: Mar 18, 2019 It’s that time of the year again when streets are lined with bright colours and alcohol is replaced with the sudden urge for bhaang. That’s right – the festive spirit of Holi is finally here. And no matter which city you’re in, preparations for Holi 2019 are already in full swing with thandai, mithai, rang, music and more to brighten up your day. So, if you’re wondering where to celebrate Holi 2019, we’ve rounded up tons of options to pick from in your respective city. While some parties will be held at hotels within these cities for a couple of hours on the day of Holi (Thursday, March 21), there are some parties that offer packages including an overnight stay at a resort or camping at the beach. Starting at ?499 (for one-day parties), the ticket prices for these Holi parties move upward of ?5,000 (for overnight parties) and are ideal for a large group. There are even special offers for couples and early bird discounts overall. Check out all the lit Holi 2019 parties you can attend this year below in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi:
2019-03-18Mumbai: Female leopard found dead in Thane jungle - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Female leopard found dead in Thane jungle March 18, 2019 7:13 am Thane: A four-year-old female leopard was found dead in the Yeoor jungle situated in Thane on Saturday morning. The incident came to light when the forest officials in Chikalchepanipada area were on a routine patrol at 11.30 am. The forest officials said that the carcass was partially decomposed. Officials said that they rushed to spot when the smell of a carcass was eminating from Chikalchepanipada area. The carcass indicated that the female leopard died about four days ago. Poaching or unnatural cause of death has been ruled out as the leopard's skin, teeth and nails were found to be intact.
2019-03-18Three held under black magic act - Times of India
Three held under black magic Mar 18, 2019, 08:26 IST THANE: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly practising witchcraft and black magic as well as keeping a human skull inside a shanty at a Kalwa slum. Those arrested have been identified as Raju Sharma, Kailas Hatkar, reportedly a tantrik (black magician) and Pandurang Gawari, from Ulhasnagar. The police said that Sharma procured a human skull from Hatkar and kept it at his place for the last three months in order to practise witchcraft and black magic which is prohibited under law. Hatkar had procured the skull from Gawari who works in a cemetery in Ulhasnagar. Another skull was recovered from Hatkar. "Sharma owns a salon after his catering business failed. However, very few frequented his shop making it another loss-making venture," said a police official. In a bid to improve his fortunes, Sharma paid Rs 6,000 for the skull and procured it from Hatkar to practice black magic, the police said. Acting on a tip-off, the cops raided the premises of the accused on Thursday and found the skull and other items used for the practice of black magic.
2019-03-18Lok Sabha elections: MNS opts out; Shiv Sena, NCP eye Raj Thackeray’s vote bank - Times of India
Lok Sabha elections: MNS opts out; Shiv Sena, NCP eye Raj Thackeray's vote bank Updated: Mar 18, 2019, 08:11 IST THANE: After failing to open its account in the last two general elections, MNS chief Raj Thackeray announced on Sunday that his party would not contest the Lok Sabha polls. An MNS functionary said the party will instead focus on the assembly polls to be held later this year and may consider helping certain NCP candidates in the LS polls. While this has put an end to speculations over MNS fielding candidates, Thackeray’s decision seems to have caused unease among his cadre, with the Shiv Sena and the NCP eyeing the party’s voter base in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The MNS commands a small following in the MMR. In the 2014 LS polls, its candidates had collectively won four lakh votes in Mumbai-South Central, Mumbai North-West, Thane and Kalyan seats, notwithstanding the fact that all of them had to forfeit their deposits. Thackeray’s appeal prevailed in the assembly elections six months later when the MNS vote count in the MMR exceeded 7 lakh. MNS functionaries were hoping for a poll pact with the NCP and eyeing the Mumbai North-East and Kalyan LS seats—both traditionally contested by NCP. “We were eager to put up a fight against BJP’s Kirit Somaiya and ensure his defeat with support from all parties, including the Sena which has made this seat a prestige issue in its talks with BJP. The constituency has never given a second term to a sitting MP and this time we had a chance. Kalyan too has a strong MNS base. However, the Congress did not want our party on board with them,” an MNS functionary said. However, the MNS decision has brought smiles to the faces of the Sena and NCP. “It is natural that MNS functionaries will have greater affinity to the Sena than the NCP. In fact, ground level talks are already under way in Kalyan and Thane where Sena MPs Dr Shirkant Shinde and Rajan Vichare will battle it out with NCP nominees,’’ a Sena functionary said. Terming Thackeray’s decision “politically prudent” , political analyst said, “The 2019 LS polls does not offer any space for any party not aligned with the BJP-Sena or the Congress-NCP. If you are not in either camp, then there is agenda that will be so persuasive to fetch you votes. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, all the 12 MNS nominees lost their poll deposit. It would not be prudent to expose yourself further and demoralise the party cadre.”
2019-03-18Mumbai: Hindu and Muslim woman donate kidneys to each other's spouses - Times of India
Mumbai: Hindu and Muslim woman donate kidneys to each other's spouses Mar 18, 2019, 05:31 IST MUMBAI: A Hindu and a Muslim woman donated kidneys to each other's husbands at a city hospital, stressing that religion didn't matter when the lives of their loved ones were at stake. The families from Thane and Bihar were brought together about six months ago by their nephrologist. Absolute strangers till that day, the families worked as a team to overcome all legal tangles and make the transplants happen last week. After the surgeries were done at Saifee Hospital on March 14, also World Kidn-ey Day, Thane residents Nadeem (51) and Nazreen Patel (45) forged a life-long bond with Bihar's Ramswarth Yadav (53) and his wife Satyadevi (45). Nadeem, a father of three children, was on dialysis since four years and a transplant had become imminent to arrest his failing health. Ramswarth, who was forced to make Nalasopara his home after his kidney disease, also wanted to undergo a transplant. Both had looked in their families for donors but to no avail. That’s when Dr Hemal Shah, head of nephrology at Saifee Hospital, discussed the option of swap transplant. He said Ramswarth’s blood group (A) matched with Nazreen’s, while Nadeem’s (B) matched with Satyadevi’s. About a month after the first discussion, both families agreed to it. “Despite dialysis, my father led a painful life for the past two years. The only way out was a transplant. And in matters of life and death, religion doesn’t matter,” said Ramswarth’s son Sanjay, an MCA graduate. “Relatives extended financial help, but nobody was willing to give a kidney. We can never thank Nazreen enough,” he said. Sanjay said his father also convinced Nadeem to shift his dialysis centre to a Bhuleshwar place that he visited. Over the months, Nazreen and Satyadevi, who often accompanied their husbands to the centre or for paperwork, became friends. “They would discuss their fears and even find solutions to procedural obstructions together,” the son said. Mumbai is not new to interfaith swap transplants. In fact, the city is home to the country’s first successful swap transplant in 2006, coincidentally involving a Hindu and a Muslim family. “In swap transplants, timing, health, fitness and finances of two families need to run in tandem. Religion is not an issue,” said Dr Shah, adding that the Yadavs patiently waited for Nadeem to heal from a gall bladder surgery that delayed the transplants by a month. On the day of the transplant, surgeons Dr Vinit Shah and Dr J Lalmalani removed the donor kidneys as the recipients were prepared in adjoining operation theatres by Dr Phiroze Soonawala and Dr Aashiq Raval. “Time management is crucial as anxious families often worry about consent being withdrawn at the last minute,” he said. Dr Shah added that swap transplants are a suitable answer to India’s situation, where 1.5 lakh are waiting for kidneys at any point. Since the Apex Swap Transplant Registry was formed in 2008, 60 transplants have been carried out. “There is more acceptance of swap transplants as it’s a good alternative with a legal backing,” said Dr Jatin Kothari, a trustee of Apex Kidney Foundation.
2019-03-18Bhayandar: Duo held with ephedrine drugs worth Rs 3 crore - Free Press Journal
Bhayandar: Duo held with ephedrine drugs worth Rs 3 crore March 18, 2019 7:26 am Bhayandar: In a prize catch for the Thane (rural) police, two drug peddlers landed behind bars after they were found to be carrying 25 kg of ephedrine in Bhayandar during the early hours on Saturday. While ephedrine is said to be a party drug that stimulates the brain while increasing the heart rate, metabolism and body heat, the seized contraband has an estimated market value of around Rs. 3 crore in the international market, police said. Following a tip-off, a special team led by Assistant SP- Atul Kulkarni laid a trap and apprehended the suspects immediately after they alighted from an auto-rickshaw near Hotel Buntas in Bhayandar (East). Upon checking the two bags they were carrying, the police team found 25 kg of ephedrine drugs worth Rs. 3 crore. The accused have been identified as- Yogesh Ramanlal Shah (50) and Sadev Vaijnath Jamadar (38) — Both residents of Kandivali in Mumbai. While a case under sections 9 (a), 25 (a) and 25 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the duo at the Navghar police station, an investigating team is checking the antecedents of the accused and also trying to ascertain the source and destination of the consignment.
2019-03-17Uttar Pradesh STF nabs man who duped banks of Rs 8 crore for over 60 fake car loans - The New Indian Express
Uttar Pradesh STF nabs man who duped banks of Rs 8 crore for over 60 fake car loans Published: 17th March 2019 09:16 PM NOIDA: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force has arrested a leader of a gang that allegedly duped various banks to the tune of Rs 8 crore in the name of financing over 60 car loans, officials said Sunday. Rajat Kulshreshtha, 34, carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his arrest, had multiple cases registered against him in Agra and was arrested from his residence in Noida on Saturday, the officials said. According to the Noida unit of the STF, Kulshreshtha had floated a fake automobile company with its address in Greater Noida and organised a gang that approached various banks between 2013 and 2016 for loans. "The gang got 61 vehicles financed during the period on the basis of forged documents. Kulshreshtha had caused the banks a loss of Rs 8 crore by illegally obtaining loans for vehicles that were never bought," Deputy Superintendent of Police (STF) Rajkumar Mishra said. "Kulshreshtha, a Class 12 pass, had set up the fake company with one his friends Mohit Jain. They had created a website and even hired some staff to respond to telephonic and email conversation with the bank in order to appear authentic," he said. He said the gang had submitted forged documents including quotations for vehicles' costs, payslips of staff, and other documents to obtain loans. While probing the case, the Noida unit of the STF got a tip-off that Kulshreshtha would be in his apartment in Sector 78 on Saturday night and he was held from there, Mishra said. During the arrest, an apple laptop, a luxury wrist watch, among other items were seized from the flat, while his SUV was also impounded, he said. An FIR in the case has been registered at the New Agra police station under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (fraud), 467 (forgery) and related offences and legal proceedings were underway, the DSP added.
2019-03-17Central Railway lines will be partially hit on 17, 18 - Free Press Journal
Central Railway lines will be partially hit on 17, 18 March 17, 2019 5:58 am Mumbai: Looks like the recent collapse of the footover bridge (near CSMT) has got Central Railway officials to take stock of some of the roadover bridges (ROBs). In a short notice, the railway authorities will be seen removing the old structure between Kurla and Matunga and setting up new ones. This work will affect movement of trains from March 16 till 17 and 18. The dismantling work will be carried out between Matunga and Kurla from 1 am to 4.00 am on March 17 and March 18, and will affect slow and fast lines. The plate girders (beam to support construction) of the proposed ROB between Matunga and Kurla will also set-up along side. Trains leaving from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at 00.28 am and 00.31 am on March 17 and March 18 will be cancelled. The train leaving from Kurla going towards CSMT at 5.54 am on March 17 and March 18 will be cancelled too. Train from Ambarnath leaving at 10.01 pm on March 17 will be terminated at Thane. On March 16 (Saturday), trains from Kalyan that left at 11.12 pm terminated at Kurla. Three fast passenger trains will be affected on March 17 and 18 like Sainagar Shirdi – CSMT Mumbai fast passenger, Pandharpur – CSMT Mumbai fast passenger, and Mangalore Jn.-CSMT Mumbai Express, and will terminate at Dadar. Dadar’s FOB to be closed temporarily from March 17 Mumbai: Post inspection, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) informed that some work needs to be done at Dadar’s Foot Over Bridge (FOB). Keeping this in mind, Western Railway has decided to temporarily close a FOB from March 17. During inspection, it was found that ramp of platform number one and staircase of platform number two and three will have to be closed temporarily. While the staircase will be closed for 13 days (from March 17 to 29), the ramp of platform number one will be closed for 90 days for rebuilding (from March 17 to June 16).
2019-03-17Injured dead body of 45-yr-old Editor found in Thane - United News of India
Injured dead body of 45-yr-old Editor found in Thane Thane, Mar 17 (UNI) The injured dead body of the 45-year-old Editor missing since March 15 was found on Sunday in the Kharbaon village within the limits of the Bhiwandi Police Station. The deceased, Nitya Anand Pandey, was the Editor of 'India Unbound',a magazine which published the interviews of several bureaucrats, politicians and high-ranking cops.After he went missing from March 15, his family members lodged a complaint in this regards at the Kashimira Police Station, said police. As the information about the dead body lying at the place was received, the cops have rushed to the scene and carrying preliminary investigation at the crime scene, stated police. The dead body bore head injuries and has been sent for post-mortem, mentioned police.
2019-03-172 held with 25kg drugs worth Rs 3 crore - Times of India
2 held with 25kg drugs worth Rs 3 crore Mar 18, 2019, 04:05 IST THANE: Two drug peddlers were arrested and 25kg ephedrine worth Rs 3 crore was seized from Bhayander on Saturday. The rural police has identified the accused as Yogesh Shah and Sadev Jamadar. While Shah is a cloth merchant, the other accused is an auto driver, said Thane rural SP Shivaji Rathod. The police said that they had received a tip-off that two men were going to come to a hotel in Bhayander with the contraband. A police team, led by senior inspector Ram Balsingh, laid a trap and nabbed the accused. The accused have been booked under Sections 9(A), 25(A) and 29 of the NDPS Act. “Our team is trying to find out the source of the drug and to whom it was going to be sold,” said assistant superintendent of police Atul Kulkarni. During interrogation, the accused claimed that he was in possession of the drugs since the last one-and-a-half year.
2019-03-17Magazine Editor Found Dead With Injury Marks In Thane - NDTV News
Magazine Editor Found Dead With Injury Marks In Thane Updated: March 17, 2019 23:31 IST THANE: The body of a journalist missing since March 15 was found Sunday in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said. Nityanand Pandey, 45, group editor of a direct-mail magazine called India Unbound, was untraceable since March 15 and his kin had filed a missing person complaint on Saturday with Kashimira police station here, an official said. "His body was found in Kharbao village in Bhiwandi taluka on Sunday. His head bore injury marks. The body has been sent for post mortem after which we will have more clarity on what caused his death," said Thane police Public Relation Officer Yuvraj Kalkutage. India Unbound, as per its website, was a monthly news and views magazine mailed directly to over one lakh households across the country. Its corporate office is in Andheri (West) in neighbouring Mumbai while the editorial and administrative office was located in Mira Road (East) in Thane, the magazine's website informs. Mr Pandey also edited a Hindi magazine from Mira Road in the district.
2019-03-172 held with 25kg drugs worth Rs 3 crore | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
2 held with 25kg drugs worth Rs 3 crore 18th March, 2019 THANE: Two drug peddlers were arrested and 25 kg ephedrine worth Rs 3 crore was seized from Bhayander on Saturday. The rural police has identified the accused as Yogesh Shah and Sadev Jamadar. While Shah is a cloth merchant, the other accused is an auto driver, said Thane rural SP Shivaji Rathod. The police said that they had received a tip-off that two men were going to come to a hotel in Bhayander with the contraband. A police team, led by senior inspector Ram Balsingh, laid a trap and nabbed the accused.The accused have been booked under Sections 9(A), 25(A) and 29 of the NDPS Act. “Our team is trying to find out the source of the drug and to whom it was going to be sold,” said assistant superintendent of police Atul Kulkarni During interrogation, the accused claimed that he was in possession of the drugs since the last one-and-a-half year.
2019-03-17Thane: Three held under black magic act | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Thane: Three held under black magic act 18th March, 2019 THANE: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly practising witchcraft and black magic as well as keeping a human skull inside a shanty at a Kalwa slum.Those arrested have been identified as Raju Sharma, Kailas Hatkar, reportedly a tantrik (black magician) and Pandurang Gawari, from Ulhasnagar. The police said that Sharma procured a human skull from Hatkar and kept it at his place for the last three months in order to practise witchcraft and black magic which is prohibited under law. However, very few frequented his shop making it another loss-making venture," said a police official.
2019-03-17Korum Mall: Bringing an unparalleled international shopping experience to Thane - India Retailing
Korum Mall: Bringing an unparalleled international shopping experience to Thane March 17, 2019 Since its launch in 2009, Korum Mall has emerged as one of the most popular shopping and hangout destinations for Millennials in Thane and Central Mumbai. A property of the Kalpataru Retail Ventures Pvt. Ltd., a Kalpataru Group company,Korum brings an un-surpassable international shopping experience to the city. Nine years ago,the mall was launched at a time when Thane had just begun witnessing growth. Being a pioneer in the shopping mall format in Thane, Korum has witnessed how the city has inculcated the growing mall culture and trends in the last decade. It continues to provide a differential experience with the brands offering ambience and events that are held for the customer engagement. Journey of the Mall Korum is the first organised mall with a great retail mix of over 130+ national and international brands. It offers a 360 degree mall experience in shopping, entertainment, lifestyle and dining and has even brought a lot of firsts for Thane over the last ten years. More than 30 thoughtful and sensible services, and 270+ days of marketing events, further enhance the shopping experience. Over a period of six years, Korum has won more than 44 awards for various facets of the mall. Since its inception, various efforts have been taken to meet the growing demands of consumers while also making mindful contributions through the years. The mall’s endeavor to strive for the best and provide the best for its customers has earned it over 56 accolades on a national as well as international level. “Apart from being one of the most popular landmarks of Thane, Korum has bought a lot of fun and excitement to Thane-ites with the opening the first experiential gaming and family entertainment centre of the area – Smaaash– on a dedicated space of over 14,000 sq.ft. Smaaash comes with its signature bowling lanes, arcade games, virtual reality experiences and much more. With this launch, the mall also has taken a step towards encashing on the growing need of family entertainment centres of city dwellers. Thane-ites can look forward to new eating joints like McDonald’s, DakshinRasoi (a new breakfast option by popular food chain Indigo Deli), apart from concept hangouts like Thane Pub Exchange and Liveup Café & Sports Bar, all which are new and exciting ways to spend evenings with friends and family,” says Paresh Mishra, Mall Retail Head, Korum Mall. Location Strategy The USP of the mall is its location and design. The mall is located in the heart of the city on the Eastern Express Highway. “The Eastern Express Highway easily connects the mall to all the parts of the city as well as central suburbs of Mumbai. Having a distinct imaginative and award winning design, Korum is one of the city’s largest retail developments with a total constructed area of 10 lac sq. ft.and a retail built up area of 4.5lacs sq. ft. The 18 escalators, 5 elevators and 6 customer bridges provide seamless connectivity throughout the mall. The 20,000 sq. ft. naturally lit, grand atrium gives shoppers a distinct visual impression, right at the entrance. It caters to the shopping needs of the newer population who have settled in the newer areas of Thane like Ghodbunder road,” says Mishra. Customer-Centric Activities Korum understands the key to visitors’ happiness and in a bid to convert them into loyal, spending consumers, the mall has understood the importance of keeping them – and their families and friends – engaged. “We plan our engaging activities where visitors across ages can come together and have fun. We also believe in providing a platform for our shoppers who wish to showcase their talent or wish to learn an art. Being an active community centre, we believe in giving back to the society for which we plan various CSR activities. Among the latest engaging activities planned by the mall includes ‘Live Kabir Café’ performance that left the crowd spellbound with a contemporary rendition of Saint Kabir’s poetry. On the occasion of Children’s day the mall curated a special weekend for Children’s with Doraemon at the mall. This year’s Ganpati celebrations included a Ganpati idol made of E-waste. The idea was to create awareness about E waste management. On the occasion of Christmas, along with an impressive Christmas décor, the mall has installed a 40 feet Christmas tree that has been the talk of the town during the festive season,” says Mishra. Through the years, Korum Mall has continually endeavored to provide the best shopping experience to patrons by way of different deals, offers, prizes, games, celebrations, and much more. It has always adopted a holistic approach towards achieving customer satisfaction and has invariably been successful at it. The mall also leaves no stone unturned in tuning the mall according to the occasion through stunning decor for festivities like Holi, Ganesh Utsav, Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali, Halloween, or Christmas. Role of Hospitality in Generating Footfalls Today, hospitality forms an essential part of a mall. Along with traditional retail therapy, these hospitality centres in malls are allowing customers to experience quality leisuretime with their family in a plush ambience and air conditioned environment. “The reason for their growing importance is the need for space where family and friends can spend time together under one roof without having the hassle of travelling far from the city. The changing buying habits of shoppers, increasing spending capacity, double earning family members, increasing aspirations and their increasing preferences for buying online have created an opportunity for malls to increase the hospitality quotient in malls. Malls across cities are already engaged in creating spaces to accommodate the new breed of retail segment. In Thane, Korum Mall has taken the lead in bringing in the city’s first experiential gaming and family entertainment centre by launching Smaaash. With this launch the mall also has taken a step ahead to cash in on the growing family entertainment needs of the city dwellers and thus be known as the new destination for Fun, Food and Entertainment,” explains Mishra. Besides this Korum has series of dining brands such as Starbucks, Barbeque Nation, DakshinRasoi, Thane Pub Exchange, Liv Up Sports Café bar and many others that make the mall a complete experience centre. Brand Vision “The mall’s vision to provide a holistic experience to its customers and its continuous effort to understand the latest trends and accordingly upgrade itself is the prime reason for our success. The latest endeavour includes our transformation as a family entertainment centre than merely being a shopping centre. With a great mix of retail brands, F&B, entertainment and series of services towards customers has enabled us to be the leading choice among malls for shoppers. Besides the unique design and prominent location, and continuous customer engagement activities and gratification has helped us to reach where we are today,” explains Mishra. Team Korum Korum Mall is managed by a team of committed and experienced retail and shopping centre professionals. They are not only dedicated to the customer’s needs but are also updated and upgraded in the field of retail support, facility management, loss prevention,engineering, finance and marketing.
2019-03-17NGOs tie up with Thane’s educational institutions for zero-waste movement - Times of India
NGOs tie up with Thane's educational institutions for zero-waste movement Mar 18, 2019, 04:06 IST THANE: City-based non-government organisations (NGOs) have tie-ups with 12 educational institutions from Thane associated with Prarambh, a zero-waste movement. After NGO R-Nisarg initiated this movement along with Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School last November to make every educational institution waste-free, 12 such institutions have signed up for this campaign so far. Over the past three months, these institutions, including S P Dnyanasadhana College, Carmel High School, Shreerang Vidyalay, Sri Ma High School, Narayana School, Saraswati High School and M H High School have not only been spreading awareness about this initiative amongst their students and staff, but also chalking out their waste management plan. As academicians and trustees have begun studying various forms of composting methods best suited to manage the wet waste in their schools, R-Nisarg is tying up with organisations dealing with scientific waste disposal systems to help schools get rid of waste in an environmentally-conscious way. Speaking about these linkages, Dr Lata Ghanshamnani, founder of the group, said, “We are linking schools with non-profit institutions, that will help them manage their dry waste, e-waste, biomedical waste and Multi Layered Plastic (MLP) waste properly.” While one group will give these schools green points in exchange of dry waste they will recycle, another agency will collect and dispose bio-waste. “Similarly, one agency will help manage e-waste, while the non-degradable and non-recyclable multi-layered packaging waste, which comprises chips wrappers with the silver lining inside, will be collected by another. The MLP waste will then be used in cement kilns as fuel,” she added. These environmentalists believe that as the school authorities have begun the zero waste or ‘follow the monkey’ project with their teachers, the drive should be in full swing by May. “Right now the teachers and staffers have been understanding the definitions of the different types of waste, and the segregation drives will be taken up by them at first so they are fully aware of the system once the students are roped in by May. The reject and dry waste collection agencies will visit each school and transport it to their facilities thereafter,” added Dr Ghanshamnani. Enviro Vigil’s V Walavalkar, said, “We have been collecting and disposing the biomedical waste of all registered waste producers over the years and are thrilled that schools will be taking this up as well. As every school has a medical dispensary this waste is bound to exist here. Once these schools are officially declared to be bio-medical waste producers, we will collect this waste frequently and discard it scientifically.” Right now the teachers and staffers are understanding definitions of the different types of waste, and segregation drives will be taken up by them at first so they are fully aware of the system once the students are roped in by May.
2019-03-17Thane residents oppose elevated Metro-4 line - The Asian Age
Thane residents oppose elevated Metro-4 line Published : Mar 18, 2019, 1:53 am IST Mumbai: Echoing the sentiments of south Mumbai residents who have expressed concerns about the Metro-3 corridor, Thane locals are speaking out against the elevated Metro-4 line in the city. Citizens have demanded that the corridor should be an underground tunnel to prevent the haphazard cutting of trees along the alignment. In a survey conducted by a Thane-based youth group, Muse, citizens stated that they do not agree that the elevated metro will decongest the roads. Around 1,000 citizens participated in the survey where around 79 per cent of the residents preferred an underground metro to an elevated metro, according to Muse. “Most of the citizens were concerned about the traffic congestion due to the Metro-4. While the MMRDA claims that metro will reduce overall traffic, many believe that the elevated infrastructure will cause further traffic problem during peak hours,” said Nishant Bangera, founder of Muse. Over 68 per cent of respondents isn’t ready to accept traffic congestion and demand better planning and peak-hour traffic management. “If we look at Majiwada, traffic is very bad during peak hours. The elevated metro will add to the chaos consuming further motorable road,” said Thane resident Pavitra Shrivastava.
2019-03-17Dead leopard with maggots found in Thane - Times of India
Dead leopard with maggots found in Thane Mar 17, 2019, 08:34 IST THANE: The partly decomposed carcass of a leopard, aged about three, was found in Yeoor forest on Saturday morning. The carcass was discovered when patrolling forest guards came across the decomposing smell tha hung loose in a thicket in Chikalachepanipada area. A search led to the leopard's carcass. "Forest guards went for a closer inspection in the direction of the smell and stumbled upon the dead leopard. Maggots on the carcass indicated that the female leopard died about four days ago," said range forest officer Rajendra Pawar. Poaching or unnatural cause of death has been ruled out as the leopard's skin, teeth and nails were intact, he said.
2019-03-17Injured dead body of 45-yr-old Editor found in Thane - United News of India
Injured dead body of 45-yr-old Editor found in Thane Thane, Mar 17 (UNI) The injured dead body of the 45-year-old Editor missing since March 15 was found on Sunday in the Kharbaon village within the limits of the Bhiwandi Police Station. The deceased, Nitya Anand Pandey, was the Editor of 'India Unbound', a magazine which published the interviews of several bureaucrats, politicians and high-ranking cops.
2019-03-17BJP corporator disqualified by court in Thane - Times of India
BJP corporator disqualified by court in Thane Mar 17, 2019, 08:24 IST THANE: BJP corporator Ashok Raul was on Saturday disqualified by the district sessions court after it was proved that he had not disclosed information on his criminal past, as mandated by election rules. Joint civil judge S S Indalkar upheld claims by Raul's rival and Shiv Sena candidate, Mandar Vichare, who had had moved court immediately after the civic polls in 2017. Raul, who had rebelled from NCP and joined BJP, had won from ward 12-D, which is near Siddheshwar Lake in the Old City. Vichare, nephew of sitting Sena Member of Parliament Rajan Vichare, was trounced in the polls. While disqualifying Raul, the judge stated in the order that Vichare will be declared elected and represent ward 12-D for the remaining of the term. According to the petitioner Vichare, Raul had in his election declaration failed to mention the criminal case in his nomination form. Advocate Munir Ahmed, who appeared for Vichare, relied on Supreme Court directions that lay down that non-disclosure of criminal cases will entail disqualification and the court accepted it and disqualified Raul. He relied on a judgement in the case of Krishnamurty versus Shivakumar and others, where the SC had given the ruling on section 123(2) of Representation of People's Act, 1951. Raul told TOI, "I shall appeal against the order in the higher court as I feel there is an error in this court's order." Ashok Raul was disqualified as he did not disclose information on his criminal past, a district sessions court judge said. Raul, who had quit NCP to join BJP, said that he will appeal against the order in a higher court.
2019-03-17Thane Congress leaders refuse to work for NCP Lok Sabha candidate - Free Press Journal
Thane Congress leaders refuse to work for NCP Lok Sabha candidate March 17, 2019 5:43 am Thane: Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan has asked party officials to look into some workers refusing to participate in the poll campaign of the Thane NCP Lok Sabha candidate, city Congress unit chief Manoj Shinde said on Saturday. The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are fighting the April-May Lok Sabha polls in alliance. Shinde said heads of 11 Congress blocks had refused to work for the NCP candidate Anand Paranjpe, owing to ground level friction between workers of the two parties. MPCC chief Ashok Chavan has asked me to hold an immediate meeting to solve the issue and submit a report, Shinde said. Thane Lok Sabha seat is currently held by Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare.
2019-03-17Thane Congress leaders refuse to work for NCP - The Tribune India
Thane Congress leaders refuse to work for NCP Posted at: Mar 17, 2019, 6:53 AM Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan has asked party officials to look into some workers refusing to participate in campaign of Thane NCP candidate, city Congress unit chief Manoj Shinde said. The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are fighting the April-May Lok Sabha polls in alliance. Shinde said heads of 11 Congress blocks had refused to work for NCP candidate Anand Paranjpe owing to ground-level friction between workers of the two parties. “MPCC chief Ashok Chavan has asked me to hold an immediate meeting to solve the issue and submit a report,” Shinde said.
2019-03-17From juices to ice-creams, owners are taking steps to keep pets cool this summer - Times of India
From juices to ice-creams, owners are taking steps to keep pets cool this summer Mar 17, 2019, 09:15 IST THANE: From feeding pets a variety of fresh fruit juices to giving them ice-creams and taking them for early morning and late night walks, pet owners across the city are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to giving their furry friends a break from the rising summer heat. As the mercury levels are rising every single day, the sultry climate has started affecting animals and birds. To avoid pets from getting dehydrated, many owners have started making changes in their diet. Some have also started providing a place where there is proper shade for strays. Sameet Ghone, from Vrindavan Society, said, “I have a six-year-old golden retriever and I began noticing that the heat has been taking a toll on my pet. She used t get lethargic even during the day. So, I keep the air condition on or at times I keep her in the bathroom where it is cooler.” “To help her feel at ease, I also made some changes to her diet and included more juices and water. I even feed her at regular intervals to ease digestion. I have also started giving her curd or ice cream once in a while,” Ghone added. Meanwhile, Balkum resident Sharmishtha Roy who recently got a pair of love birds said, “I read that birds get extremely affected by the heat. So, I consulted a veterinarian and have changed the location of the bird cage. I shifted it to a cooler area in my home. I also keep plenty of water in the cage for them.” Besides alterations ini their diet, some have also made changes to their pets daily routine. “Taking our dog out for a walk after sunrise and before sunset is not only exhausting for him, but also extremely draining for me as it is too hot. Over the past few days, I have been getting up at around 4.30am and take my beagle for a nice walk before sunrise and after sunset,” said Anjali Juneja, a Hiranandani Meadows resident. In addition to ensuring that their pets are hydrated, vets are urging residents to avoid feeding or walking their pets in the afternoon. “While ice-cream provides temporary coolness, dogs, cats or any pet requires plenty of water, juices and fluids to stay cool. They should not be fed in the afternoon as it adds to the body heat. They should not be left in cars without ACs on or taken for treks and walks when the sun has risen,” said city-based veterinarian Dr. Hemant Thange. “Taking them for a swim once in a while and adding ice cubes in their water bowls will give them some relief. While keeping the AC on is ideal for most pets, it is a must when it comes to dogs with a lot of fur like Alsatians, German Sheppards and others,” Dr. Thange said. While ice-cream provides temporary coolness, dogs, cats or any pet requires plenty of water, juices and fluids to stay cool. They should not be fed in the afternoon as it adds to the body heat. They should not be left in cars without ACs on or taken for treks and walks when the sun has risen.
2019-03-17Lok Sabha: Printers to paint the town with political banners this poll season - Times of India
Lok Sabha: Printers to paint the town with political banners this poll season Mar 17, 2019, 07:36 IST Though social media has not affected it, printing business is down by 25% due to competition and GST The sweaty season that could potentially turn Amit Dange's Kalyan shop into a "cold war" zone is upon him. Already, the calls have started coming in and soon, the men will arrive in herds, as they usually do. Some of them will try to teach his experienced art designers how to work Photoshop and some others will ask them to manifest colours that don't exist. Invariably, almost all of these men would want their work done within a day if not yesterday because: "Seth ne bola hai". Saying no to these visitors who carry the inevitable symptoms of election season in their self-important phones, gold bracelets and negotiating tones, isn't an option for Dange whose seven-year-old printing shop, Morya Arts, owes its reputation to churning out political banners in record time. "They are the people in power," he says. "We are just common men." For many common men in the business of designing, printing and mounting political banners, pre-election period is a time fraught with various unsavoury prospects: catering to last-minute bulk orders, welcoming political rivals into the shop at once and bidding farewell to expectations of a full payment. For instance, having almost started work on a bulk order of banners for a political party that had apparently sent a guy with the advance payment who was nowhere to be found, a cautious Suresh Verma of Shivam Arts in Thane, has stopped approaching political parties for orders now. "I do corporates," says Verma. Dange, on his part, has sent many soft copies of fully-formed banners on whatsApp to party heads for approval only to see them rejected then and later popping up slyly on the party's social media site. This is why, a board outside his shop now reads: "WhatsApp, Email and Facebook service will be charged extra." The commerce of printing political banners is a delicate art. Something that Thane's Chandar Pandey, the philosophical fine artist who runs the printing firm Shiva Graphics, seems to have mastered over 18 years. Sitting in his blue shop this evening, as he chisels off white radium chunks from a Chhattrapati Shivaji sticker which would soon decorate an important vehicle, 58-year-old Pandey brags in chaste Hindi: "Not a single politician has duped me of a single rupee so far." Besides the precondition of a "one-time-only online payment", what helps the GST-paying Pandey achieve this feat are two things: "Rate and service." At Rs 5 per sq ft, this artist's banners "the cheapest in the country" where the standard rate is Rs 8 per sq ft which means clients save almost Rs 300 on each regular banner. And with a 5000-odd-member-strong team of orphaned kids, physically challenged men, underprivileged widows and housewives, producing volume overnight is not a tall order for Pandey who even dispatched banners for BSP chief Mayawati's campaign during last UP elections. Curiously, social media has not hampered the business of printing outdoor advertising. This is not only because parties rely heavily on outdoor advertising but also because "candidates spend lavishly on all kinds of media during the Lok Sabha elections as they have a bigger campaigning budget," says Suresh Verma.. However, what seems to have caused a mild downfall of upto 25 per cent in revenue for these printers are increased competition and GST. "Parties tend to hire designers on a temporary basis around election time," says Manav Budhwani, a third-generation owner of Ulhasnagar's Jetha Enterprises, a 55-year-old election merchandise store that sells everything from trophies to campaign pins and is largely untouched by market vagaries. Creatively, though, producing banners is exhausting work. "People are not always clear on what they want," says Pandey, who has not only learnt to turn ambiguous briefs of party workers into coherent images but also to draft politically, factually and grammatically correct scripts to rural parties who may want to extend their condolences in the aftermath of tragedies such as the recent terror attack in Pulwama. Vishal Bhor of Aakar Creations in Mulundobserves that a certain professionalism has crept in to outdoor advertising. "It's not just about faces and symbols being visible anymore. Parties want to showcase their work now," says Thakkar,.
2019-03-17Group Editor of 'India Unbound' found dead in Thane - ANI News
2019-03-17Rural police arrest 4, foil dacoity bid - Times of India
Rural police arrest 4, foil dacoity bid THANE: The Thane rural police arrested four men and foiled a dacoity bid. The arrested accused were involved in a series of house break-ins and various robberies in the Mira-Bhayender belt. Stolen booty worth Rs 6.39 lakh. The police said that the gang was basically active in the Mumbai region and two of them are Malvani residents and history-sheeters. Dr Shivaji Rathod, superintendent of police, Thane rural police, said that on Thursday they got a tip-off that the gang members would target a jeweller from Indralok to Kanakia Road area. A trap was then laid at around 11.50pm on Thursday after which the gang was spotted and arrested. The accused, Mohammed Yusuf Yakib Shaikh, Rajkumar aka Rajan Gupta, Tipu Noor Ahmed Sheikh and Muktar Qureshi were arrested, one Chhotu managed to flee, added Rathod. The police seized iron rods, country-made revolver, iron rods, screw drivers, iron rods, chilli powder and nylon ropes. They confessed to the police that they targeted mobile shops by using gas cutters to cut the shutters or grilles of shops. Our team has seized 54 mobile phones worth Rs 3.39 lakh and six laptops worth Rs 3 lakh along with gas cylinder bottles. The police said that they are finding out their criminal antecedents and accordingly will slap the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 (MCOCA).
2019-03-17Mumbai Food Eat a sumptuous Mangalorean meal near Thane station - Mid-Day
Mumbai Food: Eat a sumptuous Mangalorean meal near Thane station Updated: Mar 17, 2019, 11:29 IST Two years ago, when Kistu Fernandes, a former news photographer with a broadsheet, started recceeing for locations to set up a Mangalorean eatery, he had a simple requirement: the spot had to be near Thane Railway Station. "Honestly, that was the toughest part," he recalls. "While there are tons of Malwani food joints in the vicinity, there wasn't a single restaurant selling Mangalorean cuisine. The ones present are at a considerable distance," adds Fernandes, who incidentally hails from Malwan, but is a self-professed Mangalorean food junkie. Now, after a long hunt, he can finally heave a sigh of relief. Shoutout to a classic recipe Standing cheek-by-jowl with a juice stall next to the Railway Police Station, is the Fish Curry Canteen, the 49-year-old's new venture. With freshly painted white walls and a hand-scribbled menu on the white board, the place beckons with the wafting aroma of fried fish. The interiors are minimalistic with canteen-like seating. There's an outdoor area, but that is yet to be utilised. Curious locals begin to saunter in for a meal by noon. The menu is restricted to a single page and contains four items. For Rs 99, you get Mangalorean style coconut fish curry, a fried fish (mackeral or mandeli), rice, appalam (papad). For Rs 149, a fleshy surmai is added to the platter, and for Rs 189, there's mackeral and a surmai along with rice, salad and appalam. If you're willing to shell out Rs 249, there's also the special prawn curry rice plate. The fish on the menu depends on the catch of the day. Our growling tummy, opts for the last option, which arrives in less than ten minutes. The portions are generous, tailored to satiate somebody from a "khata peeta khandaan". The fish, fried with the lightest of the semolina coating, is crispy and fresh. But, for us, the gravy is the hero. With the occasional hint of asafoetida, it's mildly spiced, sumptuous and has all the elements of home-cooked gassi. "It's actually a 100-year-old recipe that a friend's grandmother would prepare. I remember being bowled over by the taste the first time I had it," he says. The friend, he adds, was generous enough to part with the recipe. But replicating the magic was a task that Fernandes and his team of cooks attempted with rigour. Trials were held every day. "It went on for months. It's only when we felt we had perfected it, that we went ahead with the launch," he says. Barely a month old, the place is already witnessing traffic, mostly from call centre employees rushing to their jobs. "We wanted to keep it simple and affordable because the area demands it." The idea was festering inside him even while he was working as a photographer. "When I would go for food shoots, I'd observe how they would plate and present it. I knew some day, the knowledge will be put to use." At the restaurant, he has deliberately avoided pomfret because that would only the up the cost of the meal. But other varieties like shark (mori) and prawns are offered depending on the day's catch available at Crawford Market. Before leaving, we are compelled to ask Fernandes the reason for not summing up the prices to a round figure. "Actually, 9 is my lucky number. Even my birthday falls on December 9," he smiles.
2019-03-16Not just CSMT! FOBs at Titwala, Asangaon, Thane, Kalyan in dilapidated condition, says railway activists - Free Press Journal
Not just CSMT! FOBs at Titwala, Asangaon, Thane, Kalyan in dilapidated condition, says railway activists March 16, 2019 12:23 pm A day after the CSMT foot overbridge (FOB) collapse, railway activists have come forth saying that FOB’s in Titwala, Asangaon, Thane and Kalyan are dilapidated and need immediate attention. “The only FOB at Titwala gets 80,000 commuters daily. On some days, the FOB sees a rush of Ganesh temple devotees, pushing the number of commuters to 1.5 lakh,” said Rajesh Ghanghav, a railway activist told Hindustan Times. According to the leading daily, FoBs at Titwala, Thane, and Kalyan were built more than 50 years ago, the one at Asangaon is more than 100 years old. In Kalyan, the FOB is in so bad condition that passengers feel vibrations every time, a train passes from below it. The commuters at Asangoan have said that the FOBs at the station are in dangerous condition and should be built at the earliest. Six persons were killed and 31 injured after a major portion of a foot overbridge near a CSMT in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening. Often referred to as the ‘Kasab bridge’, the footbridge connects the suburban and harbour line platforms of Central Railway with a narrow BT Lane exiting to the historic Azad Maidan. This was the bridge the Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab and his fidayeen partner Ismail Khan climbed to go to the Madam Cama & Albless Hospital after killing 58 people in the CSMT on the night of November 26, 2008.
2019-03-16Thane chokes as air quality worsens with receding rain - The Clayton Caller
Thane chokes as air quality worsens with receding rain March 16, 2019 0 54 THANE: While the levels saw a steep decline during , the dry spell has resulted in a rise in the Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) levels and worsened the air quality in the city. The RSPM, which dictates its pollutant content and hovered around 60g/m3 to about 90g/m3 during the monsoon spell, has shot up over the permissible 100g/m3 limit throughout this month. Over the past few days, the RSPM level has increased to around 120g/m3, thus making the already dry weather more unbearable. “It has hardly rained over the past few weeks and it seems like the monsoon is almost ending. Even though we stay near the forest area, we have been experiencing hot winds through the day,” said Anjali Kanira, a resident from the Upvan. Kalwa resident Umesh Kavi added, “The weather has become very humid and it is starting to get uncomfortable. To add to it, there has been a lot of dust in the air in our area. We keep the windows shut and air conditioner on throughout the day.” Weathermen asserted that the city may not receive much rainfall now onwards. “Except for a few days between September 13 – 15 and September 20 – 21, the coastal region of , including Mumbai and Thane, is not likely to receive much rainfall as there seems to be no rain-bearing trough forming here. Even the rain on these days will be scattered and light to moderate,” said Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at skymetweather, a private Indian company that provides weather forecast and solutions. Weathermen predicted that as these rains will also be sparse, the pollution levels, which have already crossed the permissible levels, are bound to increase further. “The RSPM and pollutants are released through various sources including vehicles, construction, etc. regularly. During the rains, these air pollutants are washed down by the rain. With the monsoon nearing its end, the pollution levels are likely to continue rising,” he added.
2019-03-16Rejected by US universities, collegian finally makes it to the stars - Times of India
Rejected by US universities, collegian finally makes it to the stars Mar 16, 2019, 09:55 IST MUMBAI: Aditi Nilvarna (23), a Mumbai collegian who was rejected by a number of US universities for a course in aeronautics and astronautical engineering, has finally made it to the stars. The Thane resident's two-month course on space studies kicks off on June 22. The launch pad for her celestial journey is the prestigious International Space University (ISU) at Strasbourg, France. She was surprised to receive a letter from the university, that she was even chosen for the Kalpana Chawla scholarship, on March 14. The letter, signed by director of admissions Nassim Bovet, stated, "We are pleased to inform you that the ISU funding committee is prepared to offer you a scholarship of 16,000 Euros towards total tuition of 18,500 Euros.'' She told TOI on Friday, "Space has always been my passion. My interest was triggered off when I started watching space-themed programmes on Discovery channel while I was in Stds II and III.'' Her dream is to contribute to the space sector, focussing on propulsion and space manufacturing. The scholarship was established to honour the Indian-American astronaut, who died in the space shuttle 'Columbia' accident on February 1, 2003. It focusses on developing strong technical and space leadership qualities in Indian girls. Aditi did her mechanical engineering between 2013-17 at SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (Vile Parle), which participated in Nasa competitions and has won. Aditi, who also loves to paint, had applied to University of Southern California, Virginia Tech, University of Michigan and Purdue Universities but "all turned down my application for one reason or another. I was not disappointed as I felt confident that I would make it sometime.'' Four girls from Maharashtra have made it to ISU since 2015. Most were mentored and guided by Pune-based Leena Bokil, a Nasa educator, who said, "Aditi is super-talented and industrious. I'm sure she will contribute big to astronautics.''
2019-03-1615 godowns gutted in fire at Mumbra, none injured - The Clayton Caller
15 godowns gutted in fire at Mumbra, none injured March 16, 2019 0 40 THANE: Around 15 storing plastic products were down in a freak fire in the early hours of Wednesday in suburban Mumbra. The incident was reported around 5 am in the Bharat market area abutting after nearby residents noticed dense smoke coming out of the premises. The fire brigade and the regional disaster management cell of the Thane corporation was immediately alerted that swung into action and started dousing the blaze that had soon spread to adjoining units. A member of the rescue team deployed for fire fighting at the site said they had to tear down the metal partitions separating the godowns before the blaze could be controlled. The units were probably used for stocking platic materials and the huge inflammable stock helped the fire spread so quickly, hinted the officer. The entire premises was destroyed in the fire that was eventually doused after nearly two hours. The cause of fire was not ascertained. “There was no injury or casualty to human life reported in the incident. The fire destroyed all the units operating from the premises and the cause of the fire is still unknown,” informed Santosh Kadam, RDMC. Meanwhile, nearby residents claimed the godowns were illegally built and have now appealed to the Thane commissioner seeking prompt action preventing any casalaty or major mishap in the future.
2019-03-16Four-year-old leopard found dead in Yeoor range of SGNP - Mumbai Mirror
Four-year-old leopard found dead in Yeoor range of SGNP Updated: Mar 16, 2019, 23:02 IST Thane: A four-year-old female leopard was found dead in the Yeoor range of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park on Saturday. A senior officer from the forest department said that there was nothing suspicious. "All parts of this leopard were found intact and not stolen. This indicates that it was not killed or poached by a human. The leopard had a gash on the neck suggesting that it had a very severe fight with another animal probably a leopard in the SGNP," he said. Officers said that the animal probably died because of septicemia.
2019-03-16Two arrested with 25kg ephedrine in Thane - Hindustan Times
Two arrested with 25kg ephedrine in Thane Updated: Mar 17, 2019 01:25 IST A 50-year-old cloth merchant and his 38-year-old driver were arrested by the Thane Rural Police on Saturday morning with 25kg of banned contraband drug ephedrine, worth ?3 crore, in Navghar, Bhayander (East). This is one of the biggest seizures in Thane rural district in recent times. Dr Shivaji Rathod, district superintendent of police (DSP), Thane Rural Police, said the accused have been identified as Yogesh Ramanlal Shah, the cloth merchant and Sadev Vaijnath Jamadar, his driver — both residents of Kandivli. The duo was arrested under sections 9 (a), 25 (a) and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, and will be produced before the Thane court, said Rathod. “We received a tip-off that the accused would be arriving near a hotel in Navghar to deliver the 25kg contraband and waited for them since Friday. Early on Saturday, the two accused arrived in an auto with the contraband and we arrested them,” he said. Rathod also said they are probing from where the men sourced the drugs. “We are not ruling out an international drug syndicate operating from Thane district,” he said.
2019-03-16Kantabai goes to school - The Hindu
Kantabai goes to school UPDATED: MARCH 17, 2019 09:35 IST The youngest is 55 and and the oldest 90, but all 35 of them have one dream: to read and write. As its name suggests, Aajibaichi Shala, at Phangane village in Murbad of Thane district, is a school for grandmothers. They learn arithmetic as well, and it’s clear that age is just a number. “It is important to educate older people who never got an opportunity to go to school. That’s why started the school. It brings happiness to their lives and makes the village 100% literate,” says Yogendra Bangar, the founder of the school. The idea struck Bangar during Shivaji Jayanti in 2016 when some of the women expressed a wish to read the Marathi book Shiv Charitra. The next month, on March 8, International Women’s Day, he started the school. “I can’t scold them, and I have to give them personal attention. Because many are hard of hearing and some can’t see properly, we have to teach them individually, by holding their hands,” says Sheetal, a teacher here. The grandmothers come to school with bags and books, and all in saris of a bright pink, which is specially liberating for those of them who’ve lost their husbands. “When we go to the bank, we feel ashamed to put our thumb impression instead of signing. We felt the need to at least sign our names,” says Kantabai, a student. “My father couldn’t educate me because our family was poor and our parents were busy working the lands. But now that I can read, I feel proud in front of my children and grandchildren,” says Gulaab Kedar, another student.
2019-03-16Prithvi Shaw dismisses reports of indiscipline leading to return from Australia - CricTracker
Prithvi Shaw dismisses reports of indiscipline leading to return from Australia Updated - Mar 16, 2019 5:03 pm Last year, India toured Australia for a four-match Test series. In that series, Prithvi Shaw, the teen sensation, was about to play. He had a brilliant outing in his maiden series against the Windies and was expected to open the batting. However, luck had something different in store as he was ruled out of the series, owing to an ankle injury which he sustained during the warm-up match in Sydney. In the meantime, some rumours emerged surrounding the youngster’s discipline during the tour. It was learned that he was sent back as he was losing focus. However, the 19-year-old from Thane has dismissed the reports, saying he had to return as the ankle wasn’t recovering fast enough. “These are rumours, so I will better let it go. No one told me anything about not working hard. I wanted to play but got injured. I thought I could play the third Test (in Melbourne) but then progress of recovery was slow,” Shaw was quoted as saying in a media session of Delhi Capitals on Saturday. “If you have had a look at my ankle, you would have known that it was really painful. Ankle wasn’t healing quickly and I had to return,” he remarked. Trainers and physio were very committed The National Cricket Academy (NCA) has earned the reputation of not being the best centres. Nevertheless, Shaw believes that he had a great time there. Furthermore, he talked about how he planned the two months of rehabilitation. Recently, he made his comeback on the cricket pitch, representing Mumbai in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. “I mean everything was perfect over there (NCA). I did a lot of sessions there. I was working to get fit before Mushtaq Ali T20 as I wanted to get used to the T20 format and then go to the IPL. That’s how I had planned my two months of rehab. Trainers and physio were very committed,” Shaw iterated. During the T20 tournament, he couldn’t make much of an impact as he got out for single-digit scores in five innings. His top score of 71 came against Goa. Shaw is next scheduled to play for the Capitals in the upcoming edition of the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL).
2019-03-16Sharad Pawar's grand nephew, Bhujbal's nephew in NCP's second list - Free Press Journal
Sharad Pawar’s grand nephew, Bhujbal’s nephew in NCP’s second list March 16, 2019 6:37 am Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s grand nephew Parth and senior leader Chhagan Bhujbal’s nephew Sameer figure in the second list of five candidates for next month’s Lok Sabha poll, declared by the party on Friday. Parth, son of senior NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, will be contesting from the Maval constituency. Parth’s candidature follows Sharad Pawar stepping back from the poll arena from Madha seat to accommodate his grand-nephew in the list. The party also fielded Chhagan Bhujbal’s nephew Sameer Bhujbal (Nashik). Sameer was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a case of money laundering. Dr Amol Kolhe, who played Chhatrapati Sambhaji on TV, also figures in the second list. Kolhe, who recently switched parties to join the NCP, after quitting the Shiv Sena, will contest from Shirur. The list also includes Dhanraj Haribhau Mahale (Dindori) and Bajrang Sonawane (Beed). The party has so far not announced any candidate for the controversial Ahmednagar and Madha seats. Pawar was expected to contest from Madha but recently declared he won’t do so. In the first list of 12 candidates, declared on Thursday, Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule was renominated from the family turf Baramati, which she represents in the outgoing Lok Sabha. Prominent among others named in the first list were former Irrigation Minister Sunil Tatkare from Raigad, former state minister Gulabrao Devkar from Jalgaon, Udyanraje Bhosale from Satara, Dhananjay Mhadik from Kolhapur, Sanjay Dina Patil (Mumbai North East) and Anand Paranjpe from Thane. Others in the list included Rajendra Shingane from Buldhana, Rajesh Vitekar from Parbhani and Babaji Balaram Patil from the Kalyan seat. The NCP has left the Hatkanangale seat for Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna chief Raju Shetti. The Pawar-led party has fielded Mohammad Faizal from Lakshadweep.
2019-03-16TMC, cops work to ensure Thaneites enjoy a safe and pothole-free festival - The Clayton Caller
TMC, cops work to ensure Thaneites enjoy a safe and pothole-free festival March 16, 2019 0 41 THANE: The city administration and police have made all adequate arrangements as nearly 65,000 Ganesh idols will be welcomed in various homes and mandals across the city on Thursday morning. From ensuring that the arterial roads are pothole-free and traffic-free to deploying adequate police officials at sensitive areas and constructing artificial ponds at various locations, the authorities claim to have made all the necessary arrangements to ensure that the festival goes off on a smooth and peacefully note. According to official data, the city will witness nearly 337 sarvajanik idols and 48,369 household idols. The number of public mandals has, however, slightly dropped this year as compared to last year. The officials have claim that the stringent norms for constructing pandals, along with the overall slowdown in business, is likely to have played a spoiler for many. The (TMC) had made all arrangements for the roads to be levelled ahead of the festival and approximate an area of 8,000 sqm of potholes were filled and repaired over the last few days, said officials. Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and Mayor Meenakshi Shinde have appealed to residents to adopt an eco-friendly celebrations and appealed to use artificial ponds for immersions. The ponds have been constructed at Rayladevi in Wagle Estate, Upwan, Ambeghosale lake, Nilkanth woods, Tikujiniwadi, Balkum Rewale and Kharegaon. The TMC has also set up collection centers where devotees who are unable to immerse the idols can submit them there. The idols will then be collectively immersed by the TMC at a later date. Besides this, facilities have also been made at Parsik Hills, Kolshet and Retibunder for immersion of huge idols. Last minute inspections were also made by additional municipal commisoner Rajendra Ahiwar at ponds on Wednedsay. “We have made the necessary arrangements for performing rituals, bins have been installed to collect floral waste, a visitors’ gallery and medical facilities have also been places,” said a TMC official. Meanwhile, the corporation— along with the police— have deployed adequate manpower in various parts of the city and will remain in close coordination to ensure a safe celebration and idol immersion process over the next 10 days. Additional security has been deployed and surveillance has been increased as CCTVs have been installed at various sensitive points, especially on the visarjan days. This will prevent any untoward incident from taking place, said a civic official. The TMC had made all arrangements for the roads to be levelled ahead of the festival and approximate an area of 8,000 sqm of potholes were filled and repaired over the last few days, said TMC officials. Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and Mayor Meenakshi Shinde have appealed to residents to adopt an eco-friendly celebrations and appealed to use artificial ponds for immersions
2019-03-16Youth ‘who slept off on his bed’ found dead near public toilet - The Clayton Caller
Youth ‘who slept off on his bed’ found dead near public toilet March 16, 2019 0 35 THANE: A 27-year-old youth was found dead with his throat slashed by a sharp object near the in the Bhim Nagar area of early on Monday. Police said mystery surrounds the killing of as his family claimed that he had slept off on his bed after coming home heavily drunk. However, Gadekar was found dead near the public toilet early on Monday morning by the neighbours who in turn alerted his family. Police said Gadekar works as a housekeeping staff in a private company at Wagle Estate and stays with his family in Vartak Nagar. The police said that Gadekar was found lying in pool of blood with his neck slashed deep. The family members rushed him to the hospital where doctors declared him dead before arrival. The Vartak Nagar police have registered a case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code () against unidentified persons and are trying to trace the killers. Police said mystery surrounds the killing of Anil Gadekar as his family claimed that he had slept off on his bed after coming home heavily drunk. He was found dead near the public toilet early on Monday morning by neighbours who alerted his family.
2019-03-16Mumbai: Thane civic body notice to stop work on bullet train project-affected area - The Indian Express
Mumbai: Thane civic body notice to stop work on bullet train project-affected area Published: March 16, 2019 8:55:37 am The Bombay High Court on Friday set aside a notice issued by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to Atlanta Limited directing it to all stop construction on a three-hectare land near Mumbra, saying the area was part of the “bullet train project-affected area”. The TMC, in its notice, had claimed that the buildings were coming up on a land where the Rs 1.08-lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project – spread across three districts of Maharashtra – is coming up. The petitioner, Atlanta Limited — a construction and development company that is building three residential towers of 20-storey each — had challenged the TMC’s “totally bad and illegal” stop-work notice dated May 2, 2018. The division bench of Justice S C Dharmadhikari and Justice B P Colabawalla set aside the TMC notice and directed the Thane Collector and municipal corporation to follow due process of law under land acquisition. The bench observed that the authorities have failed to adopt proper proceedings under the Land Acquisition Act. In absence of the same the stop work notice cannot be sustained, it said. In a recently filed affidavit, Sudam Pardeshi, Sub-Divisional Officer of Thane, had stated that the land owned by Atlanta Limited appeared in the new proposal of the bullet train project. In its petition, filed through senior counsel M M Vashi and lawyer Aparna Devkar, Atlanta Limited has stated that it is the owner of the land in question at Sheel village near Mumbra that falls under TMC’s jurisdiction. It added that the three buildings were to be constructed in a phased manner, for which building permission was granted by the TMC on February 14, 2012. The developer contended that of the 234 flats in two of the high rises that were built in Phase I of the project – 229 of which have been sold. The third highrise is under construction under Phase II. The petition stated that TMC had granted the project a commencement certificate on March 16, 2012. The company had also obtained a no-objection certificate on March 29, 2012, from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited. As it was agricultural land, the petitioner obtained permission for non-agricultural purpose in January 2013. The petition added that developer sold 229 of the 234 flats and obtained Occupation Certificate (OC). In all, 200 owners have shifted to the flats, the petitioner informed the court. The petitioner told the court that they came across a public notice, dated March 13, 2018, – published in a local newspaper – wherein the Thane Collector declared that the process to acquire various lands required for the bullet train project is to be undertaken by the NHSRCL. There was no mention of the developer’s land in the advertisement. However, on May 2, 2018, the company received a notice from the TMC – served to its architect – asking it to stop work as its land was to be acquired for the bullet train project. On June 11, 2018 the petitioner informed the Thane Collector that its development layout has been approved and out of the three buildings, two have been constructed in Phase I and OC has been received for the same. The petitioner also pointed out that the “land is not shown to be affected in the public notice” of March 13. On August 21, the petitioner received a copy of the plans showing the affected land. The developer said that after “being aggrieved” by the May 2, 2018 notice and also not being permitted to continue with construction work, they were compelled to move the court.
2019-03-16Mohan Kayangude was a ‘go to’ person for everyone - Times of India
Mohan Kayangude was a ‘go to’ person for everyone Updated: Mar 16, 2019, 07:31 IST THANE: The death of Mohan Kayangude (58) in the bridge tragedy has been a huge loss for not just his family but also his neighbours and colleagues who remember him as a “go to” person in times of need. Kayangude, who worked with a jeweller at Zaveri Bazar, would even resolve matters related to his housing society, they said. “He always made sure that everyone was happy and that no one faced any issues while they lived in the building. He went out of his way to coordinate with civic authorities or engineers to make sure the society and adequate basic facilities,” said Aruna Pardesi, a neighbour. On the day tragedy struck, he had helped out his eldest son, Milind (28). “It was the last conversation I had with him and even then he was thinking of me rather than himself. We both had to leave for work and when he saw that I was about to wear a stained shirt, he insisted on cleaning it till I was done with the other chores. He washed the stain and I wore the same shirt to work,” said Milind. “We took his body to Satara, Wai, in the early hours of Friday for the last rites as the rest of the family resides there,” added Milind. Kayangude is survived by his his wife, three sons and a nephew and niece. The family said they are upset that no one from the government has approached them to ask if they require any financial help.
2019-03-16After 4 months of chaos in Thane, traffic congestion at key spots eases - The Clayton Caller
After 4 months of chaos in Thane, traffic congestion at key spots... March 16, 2019 0 16 THANE: Motorists’ cruised effortlessly in and out of the lake city for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the containers and trucks were diverted towards , which was thrown open on Monday after it was shut for repairs for four months. Notwithstanding the morning and evening peak hour rush at the , the cars, bikes and public transport buses zoomed through the toll posts without any wait. The one-km stretch on either side of the toll post on the Express highway, which would take anywhere between an hour to three hours earlier, was cleared by motorists within 15 minutes on Tuesday. “It used to take me hours to cross the toll post all these months. But on Tuesday there were no heavy vehicles blocking the roads and light vehicles drove in the first or second lane swiftly. It is such a relief after a long time. Finally, we do not have to get stuck in traffic for hours,” said Valerian Andrews, a resident of Anand Nagar. Office-goers said that their daily travel time has been cut by half because of the no congestion. Motorists entering the city used to be get stuck for hours at Nahur at night. But on Tuesday, they managed to reach home within an hour as there was neither congestion nor heavy vehicles. “I was heading home after midnight and expected to get stuck in traffic; but there was no jam at Nahur nor in Thane and I reached home within an hour. I was so relieved to witness the same traffic-free roads which we used to experience before the Mumbra bypass was shut. I hope we do not face such a situation again,” said Mandar Walekar. Meanwhile, the traffic authorities also confirmed that unlike the last four months when the bypass was shut for repairs, the traffic situation was much better. There was no congestion reported and motorists had a smooth drive. “Earlier in the evening peak hours, the traffic congestion used to go up till Bhandup and Nahur. But since the last two days it has not been the case. Due to the bottleneck, there was minor congestion on Tuesday evening but this was only up to the toll as from eight lanes it went down to two lanes. But the situation was better than what we had witnessed when the bypass was undergoing repairs,” said Vinod Shinde, PSI traffic department. Earlier in the evening peak hours, the traffic congestion used to go up till Bhandup and Nahur. But since the last two days it has not been the case. Due to the bottleneck, there was minor congestion on Tuesday evening but this was only up to the toll plaza as from eight lanes it went down to two lanes.
2019-03-16Two held with 25kg ephedrine in Thane - Hindustan Times
Two held with 25kg ephedrine in Thane Updated: Mar 17, 2019 04:28 IST A 50-year-old cloth merchant and his 38-year-old driver were arrested by the Thane Rural Police on Saturday morning with 25kg of banned contraband drug ephedrine, worth Rs 3 crore, in Navghar, Bhayander (East). This is one of the biggest seizures in Thane rural district in recent times. Dr Shivaji Rathod, district superintendent of police (DSP), Thane Rural Police, said the accused have been identified as Yogesh Ramanlal Shah, the cloth merchant and Sadev Vaijnath Jamadar, his driver — both residents of Kandivli. The duo was arrested under sections 9 (a), 25 (a) and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, and will be produced before the Thane court, said Rathod. “We received a tip-off that the accused would be arriving near a hotel in Navghar to deliver the 25kg contraband and waited for them since Friday. Early on Saturday, the two accused arrived in an auto with the contraband and we arrested them,” he said. Rathod also said they are probing from where the men sourced the drugs. “We are not ruling out an international drug syndicate operating from Thane district,” he said.
2019-03-16Thane Cong Block Presidents refuse to campaign for 'thankless' ally NCP - United News of India
Thane Cong Block Presidents refuse to campaign for 'thankless' ally NCP Thane, Mar 16 (UNI) Eleven Congress Block Presidents of this district have refused to do electoral campaigning for the ally Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) leader Anand Paranjpe, who will be contesting Lok Sabha polls from Thane constituency,the seat on which the Shiv Sena has fielded sitting MP Rajan Vichare. To look into the defiant of the party workers,the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee(MPCC) President Ashok Chavan on Saturday directed the City Congress President Manoj Shinde to brief the block presidents on an urgent basis and submit the report on the same at the earliest.
2019-03-16Some Thane Cong leaders refuse to work for NCP LS candidate - Business Standard
Some Thane Cong leaders refuse to work for NCP LS candidate March 16, 2019 21:15 IST Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan has asked party officials to look into some workers refusing to participate in the poll campaign of the Thane NCP Lok Sabha candidate, city Congress unit chief Manoj Shinde said Saturday. The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are fighting the April-May Lok Sabha polls in alliance. Shinde said heads of 11 Congress blocks had refused to work for the NCP candidate Anand Paranjpe, owing to ground level friction between workers of the two parties. "MPCC chief Ashok Chavan has asked me to hold an immediate meeting to solve the issue and submit a report," Shinde said. Thane Lok Sabha seat is currently held by Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare.
2019-03-16Audi Inaugurates New Service Facility in Thane - News18
Audi Inaugurates New Service Facility in Thane Updated:March 16, 2019, 11:38 AM IST Audi Thane Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has announced the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art service facility in Thane. Spread over a total area of 32,000 sq. ft., the Audi Service Thane has 22 bays and houses an exclusive body shop facility. The new service facility will cater customers in Thane and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). “We are accelerating our network growth this year with the launch of our latest showroom in Hyderabad recently and now with the addition of this state-of-the-art service facility in Thane. We are further planning to launch a new service facility as part of our Workshop-First strategy in Vijayawada in the near future. Creating additional touchpoints for delivering service and improving access in the regions of future growth will help us to gain the utmost benefits in the coming 3 to 5 years, when our India strategy and the market unfold a higher potential,” said Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India. The workshop has a capacity to service 44 cars per day in a single shift on a total 22 bays. “Mumbai and the MMR are amongst our biggest markets and we have a substantial car park in the region. The new state-of-the-art service facility in Thane will herald luxury service for Audi’s world-class products and create easy access for our customers in Thane and the MMR. We are confident that it will set new benchmarks for service level efficiency while delighting our customers,” added Mr. Ansari.
2019-03-16Thane BJP corporator disqualified by court - Business Standard
Thane BJP corporator disqualified by court March 16, 2019 21:20 IST A court in Maharashtra's Thane district Saturday disqualified BJP corporator and former mayor Ashok Raul. Shiv Sena candidate Mandar Vichare, who had lost to Raul in the last Thane civic elections held in February 2017, had filed a petition against the latter's victory. Joint Civil Judge S S Indalkar upheld Vichare's petition and set aside Raul's election from Ward 12D of the Thane Municipal Corporation. His order said Vichare would be the corporator from Ward 12D for the rest of the term. Vichare's petition had contended that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had failed to declare a criminal case in his nomination form. Advocate Munir Ahmed, who appeared for Vichare, told court that Supreme Court directions laid down that non-disclosure of criminal cases will result in disqualification.
2019-03-16Some Thane Congress leaders refuse to work for NCP LS candidate - Mid-Day
Some Thane Congress leaders refuse to work for NCP LS candidate Published: Mar 16, 2019, 21:38 IST Thane: Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan has asked party officials to look into some workers refusing to participate in the poll campaign of the Thane NCP Lok Sabha candidate, city Congress unit chief Manoj Shinde said Saturday. The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are fighting the April-May Lok Sabha polls in alliance. Shinde said heads of 11 Congress blocks had refused to work for the NCP candidate Anand Paranjpe, owing to ground level friction between workers of the two parties. "MPCC chief Ashok Chavan has asked me to hold an immediate meeting to solve the issue and submit a report," Shinde said. Thane Lok Sabha seat is currently held by Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare.
2019-03-16'Gas cutter' thieves arrested - Free Press Journal
‘Gas cutter’ thieves arrested March 17, 2019 5:16 am Bhayandar: With the arrest of four key members, sleuths of the Thane (rural) police claim to have put brakes on a canny robbers gang who broke into a number of electronic and mobile shops in Thane and Palghar district, by creating holes on the shutter with the help of gas cutting tools. Acting on a specific tip-off about their presence in the region, a police team from the Navghar police station led by ASP Atul Kulkarni and Senior Police Inspector Ram Bhalsingh under the guidance of SP Dr. Shivaji Rathod and Addl. SP Sanjay Patil apprehended four bike-borne members of the gang after a hot chase in the Indralok area of Bhayandar (east) on Friday night. The arrested accused who were apparently preparing to commit a dacoity at a gold ornament showroom in the Indralok area, have been identified as Mohammed Yusuf Yakib Shaikh (32), Rajkumar Gupta alias Rajan (18), Mukhtar Zamir Ahmed Qureshi (29) and Tipu Noormohammed Shaikh (27) while their fifth accomplice managed to escape. The accused were equipped with a desi katta (country made gun), knife, screw drivers, pliers, nylon rope and packets of red chilli powder. This apart from portable gas cutters, cylinders and stolen booty worth more than Rs 6.39 lakh including 54 mobile phones and six laptops which were found to be in their possession. A spate of brazen robberies in recent times had sparked panic amongst local traders who had threatened to launch an agitation against the alleged inaction of the local police. A case under sections 399, 402 of the IPC and under sections 3, 5, 7 and 25 of Arms Act has been registered against the quartet who have been remanded to custody by the district sessions court, Thane.
2019-03-1646-year-old who sent pesky messages to Thane teenager traced to Malaysia - The Clayton Caller
46-year-old who sent pesky messages to Thane teenager traced to Malaysia March 16, 2019 THANE: A 45-year-old who allegedly sent obscene messages to an 18-year-old girl from Thane via a mobile messaging service, was traced to by the Thane police. The accused, who used to live in Mumbra and now works in Malaysia, had used his Indian SIM card to send the obscene messages to the girl for two days, after which she approached her parents, who informed the police. “The girl‘s parents complained on Tuesday about messages being sent on her phone from an unidentified number. When she blocked the number, the sender used another number to send the messages,” said senior police inspector .. “We traced the number of the accused to Mumbra within four hours of receiving a written complaint by the girl‘s parents. The number was traced to , who had bought the card from a local shop but currently lives in Malaysia.” Malik works as a labourer in the south Asain nation. A police officer said they made a video call to Malik and reprimanded him. “He apologized. The girl‘s family has not lodged a formal case,” said the officer.
2019-03-16Three held for performing, promoting black magic - United News of India
Three held for performing, promoting black magic Thane, Mar 16 (UNI) Three persons were arrested on Saturday from the Kalwa town of this district, on the alleged charge of practising and promoting witchcraft and black magic.The accused have been identified as Raju Sharma, Kailas Hatkar and Pandurang Gawali, all residents of this district. According to the Kalwa Police, a tip-off was received that accused Sharma practised witchcraft and black magic at his residence, as per the teachings of Gawali, who claimed himself to be a godman.
2019-03-15Maharashtra: Man gets 5 years in jail for beating another to death - India TV News
Maharashtra: Man gets 5 years in jail for beating another to death Published on: March 15, 2019 11:47 IST A 30-year-old school teacher in Maharashtra's Thane district was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Mohammad Musbir Alam Shaikh was accused of beating to death a man, identified as Firoz Abdul Shakur Shaikh, in Charnipada in the district's Kausa area on January 24, 2016, Additional Public Prosecutor Varsha Chandane said. The victim was caught stealing a tyre of a motorcycle at a residential complex and was beaten with a wooden log and metal chains by Mohammad Musbir, Chandane said. The victim died while being taken to hospital, she added. The prosecutor said district judge SB Bahalakar, in an order on Thursday, convicted Mohammad Musbir Alam Shaikh and also fined him Rs 25,000.
2019-03-15Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants Published: Mar 15 at 4:01 a.m. CHARLOTTETOWN — The Crown says the psychiatric assessment of a Charlottetown woman accused of causing the death of two infants is complete. Shannon Dawn Rayner is facing two counts of infanticide in separate incidents in 2014 and 2016, as well as two counts of failing to seek assistance in child birth and two counts of disposing of a child's body with intent to conceal the fact it had been delivered. Prosecutor Valerie Moore says Rayner appeared in court on Friday with her lawyer Thane MacEachern, where he requested an adjournment. The case is scheduled to return to court on April 9. There had been several delays in completion of the assessment. Court documents say the offences allegedly took place between Nov. 16 and 18, 2016, and between Feb. 1 and 28, 2014. The documents allege that in both cases, Rayner put the bodies in bags before placing them in a waste bin. It says the babies died "within a short time" of birth.
2019-03-15Assessment finished in P.E.I. infanticide case - The Journal Pioneer
Assessment finished in P.E.I. infanticide case CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A mental health assessment for a woman charged with two counts of infanticide is finally finished. Shannon Dawn Rayner made a brief appearance before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown Friday after several previous adjournments while the court waited for the assessment. Douglas ordered the assessment in November 2018, but there were several delays and extensions granted since then. That included Douglas issuing a new order for an assessment in an attempt to get it finished faster. On Friday, defence lawyer Thane MacEachern ask for a three-week adjournment because he hadn’t had a chance to review the assessment report with Rayner. The matter will be back before the courts on April 9.
2019-03-15Parth s name not yet official says aunt Supriya Sule on NCP first list - Mid-Day
Parth's name not yet official, says aunt Supriya Sule on NCP first list Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 09:16 IST Supriya Sule and two other sitting members of Parliament in Western Maharashtra, have retained their nominations in the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) first list of Lok Sabha candidates announced on Thursday. Maval and Ahmednagar, which are in the news, because of the Pawar family's next generation Parth's campaign and Sujay Vikhe Patil's defection respectively, have not been given any official declaration yet. Parth is expected to feature in the forthcoming lists. Parth's aunt Sule will fight from the family turf of Baramati in Pune where the Pawars are invincible. Another sure shot winner that the party will field is Udayanraje Bhonsale, the direct descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, from Satara. Kolhapur's sitting MP Dhananjay Mahadik will take yet another shot at the polls. Mumbai's only NCP seat, North-East, has been given to former MP Sanjay Dina Patil. However, in Thane and Kalyan, the party has made changes. Anand Paranjpe who was shifted from Thane to Kalyan in 2009's delimitation of constituencies, will be back in Thane after getting defeated in the last elections. In Thane, the Ganesh Naik family which represented the segment in the past, wasn't willing to contest this time. In Kalyan, NCP has decided to field Babaji Patil. There former ministers Sunil Tatkare (Raigad), Gulabrao Deokar (Jalgaon) and Rajendra Shingne (Buldhana) have also been cleared. Rajesh Vitekar will be Parbhani's candidate. The party will support Raju Sherri's Swabhimani Paksh in Hatkanangale near Kolhapur. NCP has two more seats — Madha and Bhandara-Gondia — where it has sitting MPs. Against NCP's four seats (and another won in bypolls), the Congress has only two MPs, in Nanded and Hingoli.
2019-03-15A tale of two reports TMC tweaks mangrove destruction note - Mid-Day
A tale of two reports: TMC tweaks mangrove destruction note Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 09:24 IST Two diametrically opposite reports on the exact same issue by two officers of the same government cell, have green activists smelling a rat. While the report by one officer of the Mangroves Cell on the Thane Waterfront Project site asserts that there is mangrove destruction evident there, a report by another officer says there is absolutely no mangrove destruction to be found. Green activists have alleged that the changes in the latest report have been made "in order to help protect the Thane Municipal Corporation". Environmental activist Rohit Joshi, who had filed an RTI in this regard, this week received a response that pointed to the contradiction. He has alleged that the Thane Smart City Limited (TSCL) is illegally dumping debris at the Thane Creek to build a waterfront. "The project is already choking mangroves and displacing wildlife along with local fishermen," the Thane-based activist had alleged when he had filed a complaint with the Thane Tehsildar office and Mangroves Cell of the Forest Department last year. On June 27, Range Forest Officer of Mangroves Cell Seema Adgaonkar had visited the spot at Ghodbuner road along with the Tehsildar and activist Joshi after which she had submitted a report of her observations. "We found that dumping of debris was being done near the Thane Creek and the area was being leveled using a JCB. When we questioned the dumper driver and JCB operator, they told us that the work related to beach beautification and tourism of Thane Municipal Corporation was going on," her report reads. The GPS readings of the location also revealed that the mangroves cover had reduced from 2016 to 2018. The area where the TMC was carrying out work falls under the jurisdiction of the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) and the civic body should have thus taken necessary permissions from the board, the Mangroves Cell and the High Court, her report read, concluding that it was "being submitted for further action." Post her visit, the High Court-appointed Wetland Committee had filed a complaint against the TMC. TMC Asks For Second Visit "The TMC raised objection on the report submitted by the RFO saying that civic officials were not present when the site visit was done by Mangroves Cell officials and so the Konkan Divisional Commissioner has asked the Thane Tehsildar office to conduct another visit," said Joshi. "It was thus done in October 2018 and a report was submitted by RFO Prakash Chaudhari to the divisional forest officer of Mangroves Cell on October 30, 2018 stating that no destruction of mangroves was found. I think that the changes in the report have been made to protect the TMC-appointed contractor," he alleged. The officials part of the second visit included officials from Tehsildar Office, TMC, and the Mangroves Cell. "The MMB is carrying out work on the waterfront project near Gaimukh-Reti Bunder and the TMC-appointed contractor is working on the Nagla bunder waterfront as part of Thane Smart City Project. MMB officials told the visiting team that they had all the necessary permissions," stated Chaudhari's report. "At one location, we found the there were mangroves of the Avicennia Marina species and they were in good health, along with some tall grass in the adjoining areas. There were three to four truckloads of debris dumped in that area and it must have been done before the monsoon. The contractor had also done barricading with a board to protect the mangroves," Chaudhari's report read, adding that some anti-social elements are responsible for dumping debris in the area and so the contractor had filed a complaint with the Kasarvadavli police station in August 2018. "At none of the locations, destruction of mangroves has taken place," his report concludes. Activist Joshi has now planned to write to the Chief Conservator of Forest, Thane, regarding discrepancies in the two reports.
2019-03-15JUST IN: Round Rock will implement roadway impact fees - Community Impact Newspaper
JUST IN: Round Rock will implement roadway impact fees March 14, 2019 CDT The cost to develop in Round Rock will increase as the city rolls out new fees over the next five years. Round Rock City Council passed an ordinance in a 7-0 vote March 14 that requires developers to pay a one-time cost to fund transportation infrastructure. The city in turn, will use the revenue to cover costs of transportation infrastructure. “These impact fees are not new,” Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said during a Feb. 28 council meeting. “They’re all across the country. They’re in Texas. So they’re coming.” In Central Texas, cities including Hutto, Taylor, Cibolo and New Braunfels have already implemented roadway impact fees. Austin and Buda are conducting studies to potentially do the same. Round Rock is a desirable place to be, according to a bi-annual, city-administered survey. The most recent survey—conducted in Spring 2018—found that 84 percent of respondents were “satisfied with the overall quality of life” in the city. Recently, Round Rock was named the No. 5 city in which to buy a house in 2019 by Niche, a company that researches and analyzes cities across the country. While current residents know the appeal of the city, they also consistently rank traffic as the top issue. In fact, 76 percent of respondents said the perceived traffic flow in the city was getting worse. Funding infrastructure Every new development—residential and commercial—creates additional infrastructure needs. Cities use various types of impact fees to offset the costs associated. The city of Round Rock has used water and wastewater impact fees to fund public water and wastewater improvements since 1989, said Michael Thane, the city’s director of utilities. More than $1.2 billion is needed to fund roadway projects, according to Round Rock’s 2017 Transportation Master Plan. The plan is based on projections to serve Round Rock’s ultimate population of 250,000 people. “This [topic]is not fun for anybody,” Morgan said Feb. 28. “It’s a very difficult thing. But since I’ve been on this council, the number one issue in our biennium surveys [of Round Rock residents]is traffic.” Money collected through roadway impact fees will be applied to traffic signals, bridges, sidewalks, roadways, thoroughfares, land acquisition costs, surveying and engineering fees, according to the ordinance. However, the fees will not be used for upgrades to existing development or repair, operation or maintenance of existing or new facilities. The ordinance will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
2019-03-15IT dept holds auctions in Thane - United News of India
IT dept holds auctions in Thane Thane, Mar 15 , (UNI) The latest action by the Income Tax department at Thane to auction the properties of tax defaulters has created panic among the habitual tax defaulters. Senior Income tax officer, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax told UNI that Income Tax Department, Thane on Friday auctioned the properties of tax defaulters which are located in Avale Village, Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane.
2019-03-15Snyder grad Rawls continues Big Country tradition for Mary Hardin-Baylor golf team - ReporterNews.com
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Snyder grad Rawls continues Big Country tradition for Mary Hardin-Baylor golf teamMarc David, Special to the Abilene Reporter-News Published 3:10 p.m. CT March 15, 2019 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMOREUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor golfer Cassidy Rawls watches her tee shot. The Snyder grad has played a key role with the UMHB golf women's golf program. (Photo: Courtesy)BELTON – Cassidy Rawls didn’t go to Mary Hardin-Baylor with the idea she was going to continue a tradition of Big Country women making a difference in the golf program.But that is what happened. The Snyder product followed the footsteps of Christi Williams, Julie Doolittle Manzingo and Victoria Thane. She made her mark with the other women on the team last year when they took down mighty Texas-Tyler in a playoff to win the American Southwest Conference title.“That was my biggest highlight here,” Rawls said. “We were underdogs and had only beaten (the Patriots) once in a tournament. We lost two transfers during the Christmas break. One was my roommate, so it affected me even more. But everyone believed, and we pulled it off.”Rawls is an atypical golfer. She is not long off the tee. She will not overwhelm an opponent with eagles and birdies. Rawls brings to the Crusaders stability and a short game that is the envy of players with more physical abilities.“I am the short knocker,” said Rawls, 22, the only four-year UMHB player this season. “I am going to keep it (the ball in play). I don’t mind being the short knocker because I can never reach the water, out of bounds or any other trouble. I approach (the greens) with longer irons and hybrids. That’s okay, because they (hybrids) are my favorite clubs.”“Cassidy’s game has really developed over the last year,” Cru coach Jackie Ralston said. “She plays with more confidence than ever before. Her temperament is always even-keeled, and that is a great quality of a true competitor. She is a true team leader.”The 5-foot-1 Rawls doesn’t fit stereotypes. Growing up in Snyder, she started golf at age 8 and played basketball. She realized there was little future in basketball at her height. So, when Ricky Hunter, who doubled as the junior high and high school golf coach, suggested she drop hoops and concentrate on golf she took him at his word.With Rawls and Regan Lindsey leading the way, Snyder qualified for the state tournament for four years, finishing fifth once and runner-up three times. The highly competitive Rawls knew she wanted to play collegiate golf. When Ralston recruited her and once she saw the campus, Rawls knew where she belonged.Significant personal changes took place early in her collegiate career. Rawls came to school with the idea she would work toward becoming a collegiate golf coach. When she saw how competitive the collegiate game was, she thought that being a high school teacher and coach would be best. And then came the revelation during the 2018 Christmas holiday break that she simply wanted to enjoy the game more.A Dean’s List student the past two years, Rawls will earn a degree in sports management. She has decided to go into real estate and remain in the Belton area to be close to her boyfriend and former UMHB golfer Kyle Revis.But there is golf business first. The first order is defending the ASC title. Texas-Tyler is transitioning to Division II, so the Patriots are ineligible for a title. Improving Hardin-Simmons could still stand in UMHB's way, but Rawls is determined to close out her career leading the young Cru as far as they can go. Naturally, she would love to see the team pull a repeat of when Stamford product Thane was a member of the 2013 national championship team. Rawls will do her part.She did a year ago when she overcame 27 lackluster holes to fashion a 36 on her last nine at Avery Ranch Golf Course in Austin to help UMHB advance to the playoff.And she knows she needs to be a vocal leader this season as well. It is all good – real estate can wait while she takes care of business on the course.CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE More Stories West Virginia ousts Tech from Big 12 tourney March 14, 2019, 9:43 p.m. Farquhar steps up for ACU men's basketball team March 14, 2019, 10:52 a.m. Baylor, TCU, UT knocked out of Big 12 tourney March 14, 2019, 11:58 p.m. Wylie baseball can't overcome Aledo's start March 12, 2019, 5:02 p.m. Red Raiders ready to make run at Big 12 tourney March 12, 2019, 1:46 p.m. AHS' Johnson out-duels Richland in 3-6A opener March 13, 2019, 12:11 a.m. Subscribe Now
2019-03-15Doctor beaten up near clinic, cops suspect attack by patient‘s kin - The Clayton Caller
Doctor beaten up near clinic, cops suspect attack by patient's kin March 15, 2019 THANE: A paediatrician was beaten up by two men who are suspected to be a patient‘s relative outside his clinic late on Monday at Kasarvadavli. Dr Prashant , who runs a private clinic, had downed shutters and was walking towards his vehicle when the accused attacked him. He sustained serious injuries and collapsed. “The accused assaulted him with a cricket bat and wooden stick. The doctor said that the men kept saying ‘you hit children, you slap children‘ while assaulting him. They fled when passersby came to the doctor‘s rescue. We have noted the physical descriptions of the accused and are looking for them,” said inspector Nasir Kulkarni from Kasarvadavli police station. Darandale was rushed to a hospital. “He has suffered injuries to his back, legs, and right arm. He had to get stitches on his elbow and legs; he has also fractured his arm. He is stable and in the ICU,” said Dr , consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Jupiter Hospital. The police have booked the unidentified accused for voluntarily causing hurt using dangerous weapons under the IPC. But medical practitioners said the accused should also be booked under The Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2010. “The Act is for the safety of doctors and it should be enforced,” said Dr Dinkar Desai, IMA Thane president.
2019-03-15Mother, daughter booked for cheating - United News of India
Mother, daughter booked for cheating Thane, Mar 15 (UNI) A mother daughter duo from Thane have been booked by the city police on the alleged charges of cheating a 41-year-old real estate agent of Savarkar Nagar to the tune of Rs. 1.65 lakhs the police said on Friday. An offence under sections 420 and 406 rw 34 of the IPC has been registered against the duo with the Vartak Nagar police station today, the police stated
2019-03-15Mumbai bridge collapse: NCP MLA seeks compensation - United News of India
Mumbai bridge collapse: NCP MLA seeks compensation Thane, Mar 15 (UNI) Senior NCP leader and Kalwa Mumbra MLA Jitendra (Bunty) Awhad on Friday demanded the government to give compensation of Rs 25 lakh each to the family of those killed in the Bridge collapse incident on Thursday and Rs 15 lakh for the injured. Coming down heavily on the present BJP government, Mr Awhad said it was playing with the lives of commuters.
2019-03-15Maha history-sheeter held with 8.5 kg ganja worth Rs 2.55 lakh - Afternoon Voice
Maha history-sheeter held with 8.5 kg ganja worth Rs 2.55 lakh A man has been arrested near Vitthalwadi railway station in Maharashtra’s Thane district on a tip-off allegedly with 8.5 kilogrammes of ganja worth Rs 2.55 lakh, a police official said on Friday. Rohidas Gadge (46) was arrested on Wednesday by a patrolling Anti-Narcotics Cell team led by Inspector Vijay Pawar, said Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar. An official said that Gadge has worked for the Ravi Pujari gang and has at least four cases of extortion against his name with Mumbai police. Gadge has been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and remanded in police custody till March 19, an official said. Vitthalwadi police is probing further, the official said.
2019-03-15Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants - Calgary Herald
Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants The Canadian Press Updated: March 15, 2019 Share Adjust Comment Print CHARLOTTETOWN — The Crown says the psychiatric assessment of a Charlottetown woman accused of causing the death of two infants is complete.Shannon Dawn Rayner is facing two counts of infanticide in separate incidents in 2014 and 2016, as well as two counts of failing to seek assistance in child birth and two counts of disposing of a child’s body with intent to conceal the fact it had been delivered.Prosecutor Valerie Moore says Rayner appeared in court on Friday with her lawyer Thane MacEachern, where he requested an adjournment.The case is scheduled to return to court on April 9.There had been several delays in completion of the assessment.Court documents say the offences allegedly took place between Nov. 16 and 18, 2016, and between Feb. 1 and 28, 2014.The documents allege that in both cases, Rayner put the bodies in bags before placing them in a waste bin.It says the babies died “within a short time” of birth. Actress Deborah Grover on the emotional journey of playing Jann Arden's... Nelson: Faith partnership grew from violent slaughter at Sikh temple This Week's Flyers Comments We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, and please keep your comments relevant and respectful. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report spam or abuse. We are using Facebook commenting. Visit our FAQ page for more information. Most Read Braid: Jean reveals his early warnings to Kenney, Harper and UCP Corbella: Notley's remarks reflect the hearts of most Albertans about mosque attacks Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants Calgary Co-op to charge for plastic bags, introduce a compostable option Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants RCMP following up on questions regarding campaign of UCP leadership candidate Connect With Us Share this story Assessment complete of Charlottetown woman charged in deaths of two infants Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn News All News Local News Politics Crime National World Traffic Opinion All Opinion Editorials Columnists Letters Sports All Sports Hockey Football Spruce Meadows Baseball Basketball Golf Rodeo-Chucks Soccer Curling Tennis Auto Racing Business All Business Energy Local Business Real Estate Commercial Real Estate FP Markets FP Headlines FP Money Technology Small Business Arts All Arts Local Arts Movies Television Theatre Music Books Celebrity Swerve Listings Life All Life Swerve Homes Food Health Life By Design Fashion & Beauty Parenting Relationships Puzzles & Comics Royals Travel Gift Guide 365 Bloor St East, Toronto, ON, M4W3L4, www.postmedia.com © 2019 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. Powered by WordPress.com VIP Classifieds Driving Obits Announcements FlyerCity Careers Browse Listings Place a Classified Ad Local Directory Legal Privacy Terms Copyright & Permissions Services Advertise With Us Subscribe My Subscription Edit Profile Contact Us ePaper Digital Access Contests NIE Properties Canada.com Edmonton Journal London Free Press Montreal Gazette National Post Leader-Post (Regina) Ottawa Citizen The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) The Province (Vancouver) Vancouver Sun Windsor Star
2019-03-15Thane: Man held with 8.5 kg of ganja worth Rs 2.55 lakh near Vitthalwadi station - Devdiscourse
Thane: Man held with 8.5 kg of ganja worth Rs 2.55 lakh near Vitthalwadi station Updated: 15-03-2019 11:20 IST A man has been arrested near Vitthalwadi railway station in Maharashtra's Thane district on a tip-off allegedly with 8.5 kilogrammes of ganja worth Rs 2.55 lakh, a police official said Friday. Rohidas Gadge (46) was arrested on Wednesday by a patrolling Anti-Narcotics Cell team led by Inspector Vijay Pawar, said Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar. An official said Gadge has worked for the Ravi Pujari gang and has at least four cases of extortion against his name with Mumbai police. Gadge has been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and remanded in police custody till March 19, an official said. Vitthalwadi police is probing further, the official said.
2019-03-15Marcus & Millichap's Griffith and Pepdjonovic handle $3.9m in sales of 12 Lyndhurst St. and 26 Thane St. in Dorchester - New England Real Estate Journal Online
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2019-03-15Weaknesses you didn't realize Thanos had - Looper
Weaknesses you didn't realize Thanos had After seeing 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, no one could blame you if you can't imagine a possible scenario that sees the good guys trouncing Thanos. Whether it's on the big screen or in the comics, Thanos consistently proves to be one of the fiercest foes in the Marvel pantheon. He's killed and crippled superheroes, he's singlehandedly brought entire civilizations under his merciless rule, and oh yeah — he's also wiped out half the life in the universe.  But no one's invincible; not even the Mad Titan. As thoroughly as Thanos defeated the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy in Infinity War, he didn't walk away unscathed, did he? As plenty of angry fans pointed out, things could've ended a little differently if Star-Lord had kept his cool on Titan. Even Thanos himself all but admitted that if Thor had "gone for the head," the cataclysmic purge never would've happened. Thanos may be Marvel's most challenging villain to defeat, but he's not unbeatable. All you need for proof is what we've seen in the films, along with decades of his appearances in Marvel's comics. We looked through everything we could to find weaknesses you didn't realize Thanos had. Family matters One of the most emotionally powerful moments in Avengers: Infinity War is the death of Gamora. It's the only death in the film Thanos seems to feel any regret for. Later, after the fateful snap, Thanos is visited by a vision of Gamora as a child asking him what wielding the gauntlet cost; he answers "Everything," and what we've seen tells us he isn't exaggerating.  Thanos' work demands cold, calculating violence that doesn't make any kind of special exceptions for family. The fact that the vision of the child Gamora confronted Thanos immediately after his genocidal snap is telling. As content as he may want to be watching the sunset at the end of Infinity War, it seems likely the murder of Gamora — perhaps the only being Thanos truly loved — is going to eat away at the Mad Titan and it may be what turns the tide for the Avengers. Thanos' weakness for family is evident in the comics as well. He hardly tried to defend himself when Gamora beheaded him in 2018's Infinity Wars Prime #1. While he did ultimately murder his father Mentor in a fit of rage in 2017's Thanos #2, he waited decades to do it, in spite of his father opposing him and his plans multiple times. Likewise Thanos' brother Starfox and potential granddaughter Nebula are still alive, regardless of how many chances the Titan has had to murder them and how many reasons he's had to do it. The unwanted son In Marvel Comics' 2013 miniseries Thanos Rising, the Mad Titan wandered aimlessly through the galaxy taking up with alien women on different planets, fathering children, and ultimately leaving each new family to start the process over again. Eventually, at the behest of Mistress Death, Thanos returned to each abandoned family and murdered both mate and child — but apparently he missed one. Marvel's 2013 line-wide event Infinity opened with the Mad Titan searching the cosmos for the boy who turned out to be Thane — the son of Thanos and an Inhuman woman. Thane proved to be the key to Thanos' downfall in Infinity. Later, in Thanos' solo series, his son was manipulated masterfully by Mistress Death. At first it seemed Thanos' former lover was gunning for him and using Thane to do it. She aided Thane in locating and imbuing himself with the infamous Phoenix Force, with which he almost killed his powerful father. In the end, Mistress Death revealed she never wanted to kill Thanos, but instead used Thane as a powerful pawn to test Thanos. Thane has yet to show up — if he ever will — in the MCU. But in the comics, he remains a threat to his power-mad father. Hate Perhaps no one in Marvel's cosmos — either on the screen or in the comics — inspires hatred more thoroughly than Thanos. Drax the Destroyer is the perfect example. While in the movies Drax wants vengeance on Thanos for the death of his family, in the comics Drax was created just to kill Thanos. Kronos — the cosmic god who is also Thanos' grandfather — created Drax with the sole purpose of killing Thanos. Drax's passion for Thanos' death was so complete that in early appearances he could be more of a hindrance to other heroes than a help. Rather than stop to strategize with allies, Drax just threw himself at Thanos regardless of the situation. When he was resurrected, along with Thanos, in 1990 issues of Silver Surfer, Drax attacked everyone he saw, yelling "Where's Thanos?" over and over, seemingly not caring if he was attacking friend or foe. Imagine that someone exists only to kill you. Not that they just really, really hate you, but that they literally would not exist in the universe except for the fact that someone else created that person just to kill you. If that's the kind of hatred Thanos inspires, he can be as strong as he wants and he can get as many glowy rocks on his glove as he wants. Sooner or later, someone is going to kill him.  Death One of the biggest victims of Thanos' journey from comic book to movie screen was the being over whom he obsessed endlessly: Mistress Death. In the game-changing 1991 miniseries Infinity Gauntlet – from which Avengers: Infinity War took much of its inspiration — Mistress Death was the reason Thanos wanted to kill half the universe in the first place. He didn't want to bring balance; he wanted to give the woman he was "courting" a gift.  In Marvel Comics, Death itself takes the form of a woman. In the past she had appeared hooded, wearing dark robes, and usually having a bare skull as a head. But in 21st century comic book appearances like those in Thanos, Thanos Rising, and Cosmic Ghost Rider, Marvel replaced the skull and bones with a more sci-fi/goth look.  No one in the cosmos can manipulate Thanos like Mistress Death. While in Infinity Gauntlet Death remained silent and stoic in the face of Thanos' propositioning, more recent series revealed her to be a master puppeteer. In the origin miniseries Thanos Rising, the younger Thanos has no idea who the pretty young girl following him around is, but eventually he realizes he will do absolutely anything for her. It's Mistress Death who orders Thanos to wage war and murder even his own children. As much as Thanos has evolved over the years, the fact that he would do whatever Mistress Death asked has never changed.  Overconfidence You could argue a word like "overconfidence" doesn't apply to a guy like Thanos. If you manage to beat the tar out of Earth's mightiest heroes and murder half the universe with the snap of your fingers, what could you be overconfident about? But if you think about how Thanos handles the heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, his overconfidence becomes clear. In Knowhere when the Guardians first confront him, on Titan, and at the end when he comes to Wakanda for the final stone, Thanos has the power to utterly destroy the heroes who get in his way. Not just hurt them, but to absolutely obliterate them. Why doesn't he turn Star-Lord into a quivering pile of jelly like he does with Drax and Mantis? Why does he allow Drax and Mantis to transform back? Why does he bother using his fists at all when fighting heroes like Black Panther and Captain America in Wakanda? For that matter, why didn't he wring Thor's neck just like he did his brother's in the first few minutes of the movie? Because in his mind, he doesn't have to. While he may see some of the Avengers as viable threats, it never crosses his mind they might actually beat him. And that's going to be his downfall in Avengers: Endgame. After all, if he'd wanted to, he could've made sure every last Avenger and Guardian was included in his purge. By the end, he's probably going to wish he did. Curiosity doesn't kill JUST cats In the comics, Thanos' search for power didn't begin or end with the Infinity Stones. Thanos has explored multiple avenues to absolute conquest, including using his scientific genius to create things he sometimes wished he hadn't.  For example, there are the Thanosi. In the 2002 miniseries Infinity Abyss, fans learned that at some point in the not-too-distant past Thanos had experimented with mixing his abilities with those of different powerful Marvel characters. He created clones of himself that were based on fusions between himself and characters like Doctor Strange, Professor X, and even Galactus. Once he tired of his experiments, he abandoned the clones — and the clones didn't take too kindly to that.  Calling themselves the Thanosi, the clones tried to kill Thanos and end the universe itself. Thanos was able to stop his vengeful clones with the help of a band of heroes including Spider-Man, Adam Warlock, Gamora, and Doctor Strange. The conflict served as a reminder that just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you should — though that doesn't seem like a lesson that will stick with a guy like Thanos. Cruelty Thanos sells himself as a cold, calculating being who is cruel to be kind. Yes he kills, but according to Thanos, he does it all for the good of the universe. But if you agree that actions speak louder than words, then Thanos' actions in Avengers: Infinity War prove that all his words about a "grateful universe" are self-serving noise.  Thanos' brutal murder of Loki is one of the most telling moments of Infinity War in terms of the question of Thanos' motives. Thanos enjoys killing Loki slowly. Once Loki is dead, Thanos looks… well, frankly, he looks like he needs a cigarette. He makes a point to drop Loki's corpse right in front of Thor. If you believe Thanos kills to restore a universal balance, we've got some bridge property we can offer at a low price in the Brooklyn area. Thanos kills because he's a madman who loves killing. So how does that cruelty translate into weakness? Well, from a purely pragmatic point of view, his sadism — along with his overconfidence — stops him from eliminating potential threats. Why doesn't he just obliterate the various Avengers and Guardians with the power of the Stones? Because he gets more enjoyment out of feeling their bones crunch. He could turn them all into bubbles just like he did to Gamora's blade and he'd never worry about any of them again. But then he'd never get to make them bleed, and that wouldn't be satisfying enough for the Mad Titan.  Magic Usually if the good guys seemed to stand any kind of chance against Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, it was a group effort. Of all the heroes to face Thanos one on one, no one gave the Mad Titan more trouble than Doctor Strange. When the two squared off on Titan, Strange actually looked like he might take Thanos out a time or two. In spite of Thanos being in command of four of the six Infinity Stones at that point, Strange gave him a real fight.  That's probably because magic is the one area in which Thanos is lacking. He knows combat strategy, psychological manipulation, and he can science-bro with the best of them, but magic is Thanos' blind spot. That's why when Strange ultimately surrenders the Time Stone to Thanos, the Titan fears treachery. Even as the Stone is in his hand, he gives Strange a sideways glance that betrays his reluctance. Strange's mystic abilities are a mystery to Thanos, and he knows that means his bargain with Strange is potentially more dangerous than any brawl. Thanos' admiration for Strange shows in the comics as well. When it's served his purposes, the comic book Thanos has allied himself with his more heroic counterparts.  Often — including the miniseries Infinity Abyss and Marvel Universe: The End — he chooses Doctor Strange as one of those allies. The fact that he chose Strange as partial framework for his Thanosi clones is further proof of his respect for the Sorcerer Supreme. Hulk It may seem strange — considering the beating Thanos gave Hulk in Infinity War – to count the green goliath among Thanos' weaknesses, but the Titan himself might disagree. At least, the Thanos of the comics might.  The 1990 miniseries Thanos Quest chronicled the Titan's gathering of the Infinity Stones, and it was Thanos' acquisition of the Power Stone in Thanos Quest #1 that revealed his fear of the Hulk. To get the Stone, Thanos battled the cosmic powerhouse Champion. Thanos noted during the fight that the angrier Champion got, the stronger he got, and that it was probably similar to what he would experience if he ever fought the Hulk — as he put it, "a conflict I've sought to avoid for years." It's telling that the Hulk was on Thanos' radar considering the two hadn't met at that point, and that the Hulk wasn't the kind of space-bound hero Thanos would have occasion to run into. Even now, decades after the publication of Thanos Quest #1, comic book readers have never truly seen a Thanos/Hulk clash in which Thanos didn't have the Infinity Stones to protect him. There was a 2014 Thanos vs. Hulk miniseries that somehow didn't actually feature a prolonged physical battle between the two, and the Titan had the Black Order to put between himself and Hulk when they clashed in 2013's Infinity. It seems like Thanos is still seeking to avoid conflict with the green guy even after all these years. Himself By the time Thanos returned to Marvel's comics for Infinity Gauntlet he had been absent from the panels for over a decade, having died in 1977's Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2. When he returned, the surviving heroes (Infinity Gauntlet began with Thanos' genocidal purge rather than ending with it) searched their records of past confrontations with Thanos for ways to defeat him. In Infinity Gauntlet #3, the android Vision told readers the good news and the bad news. The good news was that Thanos was beatable. The bad news was that Thanos had to be trusted to defeat himself. Whether he did it, as Vision put it, "consciously or subconsciously," it was always Thanos who provided the means of his own defeat. Thanos, Vision theorized, didn't truly want to win, and that would always be the key to his downfall.  The stories support Vision's theory. Whether it was the Cosmic Cube or the Infinity Stones, Thanos' stated goal was almost always to capture some cosmic artifact that would grant him absolute power. The thing is, he usually got it. He usually succeeded in ascending to utter omnipotence and still he would ultimately lose. How does a being who knows everything and can do anything lose? The only possible reason, as Vision surmised, was if that being never truly wanted to win.  Know thyself, Grimace Most of Thanos' weaknesses aren't what you expect from a comic book character. There's no rock from a specific planet that weakens him or a particular color that negates his abilities. Thanos is his own worst enemy. It may seem cliche, but that doesn't make it less true. His hubris, his sadism, and his penchant for self-defeat are bigger barriers to Thanos than any Avenger.  What makes those weaknesses so dangerous to Thanos is that he refuses to acknowledge them. The Thanos of Avengers: Infinity War does not know himself. He sees himself as a pragmatist savior, the thankless harbinger of a cold but undeniable truth that will save the universe through ruthlessness. The reality is much simpler — Thanos is powerful, with a genius intellect, and he loves killing. If he truly believes in his stated goal of balancing the universe, it's a crusade he created to both justify and facilitate his bloodlust. Thanos can't face this truth, so he can't see the opportunities he creates for his enemies. More likely than not, it will ultimately be Thanos who hammers the nails into his own coffin before the end credits roll on Avengers: Endgame.
2019-03-15Man flings mother-in-law to death from 1st floor flat - The Clayton Caller
Man flings mother-in-law to death from 1st floor flat March 15, 2019 0 18 THANE: A 68-year-old woman was found dead on the podium of a building in Complex along late on Monday, after she was allegedly assaulted by her son-in-law who then flung her out of his first-floor flat window. Samlog was found dead in a pool of blood around 11 pm, hours after her 32-year-old son-in-law Ankush Bhatti allegedly hurled her from his window. Bhatti has allegedly confessed to the crime. Police said Bhatti was angered after the victim questioned him about the physical abuse of her daughter, who is hearing and speech impaired, over money. Bhatti, who was employed as a computer operator with a transport company owned by the, married his employers daughter more than a year ago and lived in the flat gifted to them by his in-laws. Reportedly a habitual drinker, on Monday, he walked home sozzled around 8.30 pm and found his mother-in-law at home who sought an explaination from him about his abusive behaviour towards her daughter, said senior inspector of Kasarwadavali police station. A heated argument ensued between the two and in a fit of rage Samlog is said to have slapped Bhatti who retaliated by hitting her repeatedly with a body spray kept on a table. She began to bleed but Bhatti continued to hit and shout at her. He then pushed her towards the window of their flat and flung her down, said inspector Nasir Kulkarni. Bhatti is said to have used sign language to threaten his wife into silence and made no attempt to rush downstairs to help his mother-in-law. The fall, though, went unnoticed for long as the newly constructed building is not fully occupied. Samlogs son, who resides in Hiranandani Estate, around 5 km from the complex where the crime took place, got worried after his mother failed to return till late in the day and went to Rumah Bali around 11.30 pm to look for her. Bhatti pretended to be shocked and said his mother-in-law had jumped out of the window. The victim's son rushed down and with the help of a few neighbours alerted the police and rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. Kasarwadavli police started a probe and found blood stains in the flat and arrested Bhatti after questioning him. When our staff questioned him, he gave elusive answers and kept on changing his statements, which gave rise to suspicion. He later confessed to the crime, said Kulkarni. Bhatti was subsequently arrested under the Indian Penal Code section 302 for murder.
2019-03-15Man gets 5 years in jail for beating another to death - Afternoon Voice
Man gets 5 years in jail for beating another to death A 30-year-old school teacher in Maharashtra’s Thane district was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Mohammad Musbir Alam Shaikh was accused of beating to death a man, identified as Firoz Abdul Shakur Shaikh, in Charnipada in the district’s Kausa area on January 24, 2016, Additional Public Prosecutor Varsha Chandane said. The victim was caught stealing a tyre of a motorcycle at a residential complex and was beaten with a wooden log and metal chains by Mohammad Musbir, Chandane said. The victim died while being taken to hospital, she added. The prosecutor said that district Judge SB Bahalakar, in an order on Thursday, convicted Mohammad Musbir Alam Shaikh and also fined him Rs 25,000.
2019-03-15Adversarial Allies - India Today
Adversarial Allies UPDATED: March 15, 2019 22:45 IST Days after the Shiv Sena decided to join hands with the BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly polls, putting aside its earlier resolution to contest elections independently, cracks have appeared in the alliance. Shiv Sena leader and minister of state for animal husbandry and fisheries Arjun Khotkar has announced that he will contest the Jalna Lok Sabha seat against Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve, who is the sitting MP. While Khotkar is a three-time MLA from Jalna, in the last Lok Sabha election, Danve won the seat for the fourth time Significantly, Khotkar's announcement has come at a time when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said his party will work with the BJP, setting aside all differences. Khotkar, whose animosity towards Danve is well known, has been planning to contest the Lok Sabha seat for the past two years to end the BJP leader's one-upmanship in the region. Clearly, it is a fight for individual prestige But the fight between Danve and Khotkar is by no means an isolated case. In Thane, 22 BJP councillors have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, opposing the candidature of sitting MP Rajan Vichare of the Sena. However, a source says the rebellion has been engineered by Sena leader and PWD minister Eknath Shinde, who wants son Shrikant, currently the Kalyan MP, to replace Vichare. In Aurangabad, local BJP workers have expressed their reservations about sitting MP Chandrakant Khaire of the Sena. In Chandrapur, Sena MLA Suresh Dhanorkar has announced that he will work against the BJP if Union minister Hansraj Ahir is given a ticket to contest polls. In Mumbai northeast, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya is facing opposition from Sena workers Since 1989, the two parties have been fighting elections together, and the Shiv Sena, having played the dominant role in the alliance for many years in the state, has been critical of the BJP after it came to power in the assembly as the single largest party in 2014. Reflecting the mood, a Sena leader says his party workers are in no mood to allow the BJP to dominate the alliance The senior leadership of both parties is trying to resolve the most contentious issues for their respective cadres and local leaders. Uddhav, for instance, has warned the cadres that the party will not contest the seats that witness infighting in the alliance. Danve, on his part, had asked Khotkar's close friend in the BJP, cooperatives minister Subhash Deshmukh, to pacify him. Later, Khotkar also said he will abide by the decision of his party chief. There are also MPs like Rahul Shewale (Shiv Sena) and Poonam Mahajan (BJP), who are confident of winning the support of workers of both the parties. Excise minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule makes light of the tug of war: "I see no reason for the clashes."
2019-03-15MNS may disclose poll plans next week - The Asian Age
MNS may disclose poll plans next week Published : Mar 16, 2019, 2:18 am IST Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, who is still holding his cards close to his chest, is likely to disclose his party’s strategy for the Lok Sabha elections on Monday. All party workers have been called to Mumbai on Tuesday, March 19, when he is expected to make the “big announcement”. In the programme arranged for the 13th foundation day, Mr Thackeray had told his party workers that he would make an announcement for the LS elections very soon. He also asked them to start working for elections. After his appeal, there was enthusiasm in party workers. Sources from the party said that the announcement will be made on Tuesday, March 19, when all party workers gather for the meeting. Before that, leaders and spokespersons are avoiding talking to the media. It is said that Me Thackeray will announce three seats from his party for the upcoming LS elections. In the same programme, the party’s strategy for the election will be declared. The MNS may contest from Nashik, Kalyan and Northeast Mumbai as it has some hold on these constituencies. As no seat has been offered to MNS by the NCP, Mr Thackeray has decided to contest the LS polls to keep up the excitement among party workers. Before the official announcement, there is a candidates’ list which has gone viral among MNS party workers and supporters. The names of Abhijeet Panase from Thane, Bala Nandgao-nkar (Shivadi), Nitin Nandgaonkar (North east), Raju Patil (Kalyan), and Avinash Jadhav (Palghar) have been suggested for elections.
2019-03-15“Yeah, this is true. I have no money in my account,” says Arbaaz Khan to troll - News Nation - News Nation
“Yeah, this is true. I have no money in my account,” says Arbaaz Khan to troll Updated : 15 March 2019, 04:05 PM Following Arbaaz Khan big-blow statement that his involvement in the IPL betting scam where he admitted that the bet lost caused him to have a lighter bank balance, Arbaaz became the shooting board for trolls after his ‘no money’ statement. The producer of brother Salman Khan’s hit, Dabangg and director of Dabangg 2, Arbaaz have no qualms when it comes to lashing back at trollers. Interacting with Arbaaz on his new chat show Pinch, actor Kareena Kapoor Khan read out a tweet by a user which made fun of Azbaaz's bank balance. The tweet read: “According to sources, Thane police has stopped all investigations on Arbaaz Khan after seeing his bank statements. In fact, constable Patil gave his Rs 100 with a beedi and said, Yeh le, minimum balance toh maintain kiya kar. Fine lag jayega.” Reacting to this troll, Arbaaz played it cool, going around with the flow stating that he is broke, ‘’ “Yeah, this is true. I have no money in my account,” he said. Arbaaz Khan, according to reports claimed to have lost around Rs 3 crores whilst betting on cricket matches to a bookie.
2019-03-15Thaneites demand Metro 4 to be Underground - Mid-Day
Thaneites demand Metro 4 to be Underground Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 18:20 IST It seems that the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority which is constructing several metro corridors in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region as after the residents of western suburbs in Mumbai who have been demanding underground metro line 2 B between D N Nagar to Mandale , the Thaneites want the metro line four between Wadala- Thane - Kasarvadevli to go underground as the construction is leading to traffic chaos , increased pollution and locals have also been alleging that there ambiguity in the public hearing. The residents of Thane have been alleging that the authorities are not taking public's view under consideration and so citizens have come together to demand the metro to go underground. In order to study the awareness of Metro 4 among the citizens, Thane's youth group, Muse, conducted a comprehensive survey covering more than 1000 people. According to a press release issued to the media , the e findings clearly indicate that Thaneites are not too happy with the current structure and plan. "An enquiry on given the fact that metro was both possible and feasible underground, 91% of citizens were aware of the project's existence, 79% of the citizens preferred an underground metro and 34.1% were not aware of the proposed metro stations." states the release. The release also states that many of the residents have expressed their anguish over lesser transparency in the public hearing . " 68.4% of the respondents mentioned that they were completely unaware of any hearing conducted by MMRDA and if given a chance 82.4% of citizens would want to formally put forth their suggestions observations and objections. The survey also looked at citizens' take on the tree cutting and transplantation to be caused by Metro 4. More than 88% of the respondents mentioned they do not approve of cutting of few thousand trees in absence of a strong mitigation plan. " states the release. Touching upon the traffic aspect caused by the Metro construction, 68% of them are not ready to accept the traffic congestion. They demand better planning and traffic management during peak hours. , the survey states. Contrary to the claims made by the Government and MMRDA, 52% of the citizens feel elevated metro cannot bring down traffic in the future. They strongly believe, considering that roads will remain inelastic, the elevated metro will consume further motorable road, adding to the chaos. "Citizens accept they need to know more about an infrastructural and transport project. When asked about the cost of Metro 4, 85% of them agree they are not aware of the cost. About 58.2% of the citizens feel an inexpensive city bus service with dedicated bus lanes can be a better option when compared with a capital intense project like metro." the release further stated. MUSE along with Thane Naagrik Pratishthan had also put forth the drawbacks of an elevated metro in Thane to Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray during his recent visit to Thane for a youth interaction. In addition the Muse group has also sent a letter to him justifying the demand for an underground metro.
2019-03-14Thane Municipal Corporation: Apply for 187 Technician Posts - Yahoo India News
Thane Municipal Corporation: Apply for 187 Technician Posts Mumbai, Mar 14: Thane Municipal Corporation has invited applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of 187 Technician Posts such as Medical officer, GNM, ANM, Lab Technician, Pharmacist, QA Programme Assistant, Resident Medical Officer. The candidate can apply from 13.03.2019 and before 25.03.2019. Education Qualification: Applicants who have completed B.Sc./ D.Pharm or equivalent from a recognized Institute. Age Limit: Minimum Age Limit: 18 Years Maximum Age Limit: 38 Years Selection Process: Selection will be based on Interview. Important Dates: Starting Date for Submission of Application : 13.03.2019 Last date for Submission of Application : 25.03.2019 How To Apply: Applicants send hard copies of the signed application filled along with photocopies of ID proof, Proof of Date of Birth, Educational Certificates , Caste and attested copies of relevant documents should be sent to the following address by post. Address : Public Health Department, Fourth Floor, Municipal Building, Sarangani General Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg, Panchpakhadi, Thane - 400602 https://thanecity.gov.in/uploadpdf/070320191552039922.pdf https://thanecity.gov.in/uploadpdf/07032019%20news%20paper%20n%20web%20jahirat1552041176.pdf
2019-03-14NCP releases first list of candidates for LS polls - All India Radio
NCP releases first list of candidates for LS polls Mar 14, 2019 The Nationalist Congress Party, NCP, has released its first list of 12 candidates, including eleven from Maharashtra and one from Lakshadweep. Prominent among those who have been named are former state Irrigation Minister Sunil Tatkare, who would be contesting from Raigad, former state minister Gulabrao Devkar from Jalgaon, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar’s daughter and sitting MP Supriya Sule from Baramati, Udyan Raje Bhosale from Satara and Anand Paranjpe from Thane. The party said the next list of candidates will be declared in the next couple of days. It has, however, desisted from announcing the candidate for contentious Ahmednagar seat. The party announced that it is allotting Hathkanangale seat to its alliance partner Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana. The NCP has also not announced the candidature for Maval and Madha seats. While NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s grandnephew Parth is likely to contest from Maval. Sharad Pawar was in contention for Madha until the veteran leader refused to make a return into the polling fray.
2019-03-14Post quotas, open category PG medical students have less than 100 seats - Times of India
Post quotas, open category PG medical students have less than 100 seats Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 08:54 IST MUMBAI: Only a small number of seats in popular post-graduate medical courses will be left for open category students following reservations for Marathas and economically weaker sections of society. More than 4,100 aspirants have registered for these post-graduate seats, of whom close to 55% are from the open category. and they have less than 100 of the total 700 seats available to them in civic and government colleges. After setting aside the required number for reservations, 22 seats are left in the open category for surgery, 16 seats in gynaecology, eight in radiology, three in dermatology and seven in opthalmology. Parents of these aspirants, in an interaction on Thursday, said meritorious students would now be in the minority. Ruiee Kapoor, one of the parents, said while the Central government is facilitating an increase in seats in Central institutes, the state does not have the infrastructure to likewise increase the numbers. Shreyasi Tendulkar, an MBBS graduate who is now seeking a seat in a PG course, called it “an injustice” to meritorious student. “We are not against affirmative action. We are just saying that meritorious students should not be in the minority with all the reservations. We are just asking for equal opportunity,” said Tendulkar. Parents of PG medical aspirants had gathered for a public meet to discuss their future course of action. “If we do not get relief from the high court, we are prepared to take our fight to the apex court. We need to come together in large numbers.” The state’s common entrance test (CET) cell had put up the seat matrix but removed it immediately thereafter as a decision on the Maratha quota is pending, alleged a student. The cell is waiting for state level ranks to be released by the Centre to prepare the merit rank list. A total of 4,166 of the 7,000 students who qualified from the state registered for PG admissions.
2019-03-14Shapoorji Pallonji enters Thane, launches its first residential project Northern Lights - Devdiscourse
Shapoorji Pallonji enters Thane, launches its first residential project Northern Lights Updated: 14-03-2019 01:45 IST Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, one of India's most trusted and oldest real estate brands, has announced its entry into Thane residential market with the launch of its first premium residential project Northern Lights. The project is spread over 4.8 acres of land and will offer different unit configurations of 2 BHK premium homes. The project site is strategically located on Pokhran Road No. 2 which is one of the most preferred residential destinations in Thane. It is located adjacent to the Eastern Express Highway. As a location, it also enjoys proximity to well-developed social and civic infrastructure like education institutions, hospitals, commercial centres, retail zones, and shopping malls. Shapoorji Pallonji Northern Lights is a thoughtfully designed premium project and will offer modern living with more than 60 lifestyle amenities and features such as the Pool Deck, Music Room, Children Play Area, Electronic Gaming Room, Library, Swimming Pool, Multi-purpose Lawn, Cricket Pitch, Senior Citizens' Corner, Urban Farming Zone, Adventure Climbing Wall and Pocket Garden, Eureka Forbes Air and water purifiers, to name a few. The residents will also be able to enjoy breath-taking hill views and city views from higher floors. The construction will be done by Shapoorji Pallonji Group itself. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Venkatesh Gopalkrishnan (CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate) said, "We are excited to announce the launch of our first project in Thane which is one of the leading real estate markets in MMR Region. This project addition is part of our ambitious plan of entering into key residential markets. It also strengthens our development portfolio and fits well with our strategy of increasing product offering in the premium residential segment. We are confident that our newly launched project will meet customers' expectations of premium living." Lifestyle-friendliness, excellent connectivity and quality social infrastructure are some of the determining factors that single out a residential destination. Thane also enjoys easy access to critical spaces like the railway station and the airport. Owing to the road network of JVLR, SCLR, Ghodbunder Road, Eastern Freeway, NH-8, Mumbai-Nashik Highway and the Thane-Belapur Road, Thane offers a quick and easy commute to numerous business districts such as Nariman Point in South Mumbai, Lower Parel, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai. Metro connectivity is set to further boost Thane's connectivity, liveability and lifestyle quotient as well as capital values. In addition to the metro, Thane will also benefit from being a stop on the much-anticipated Bullet Train service. Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has an ambitious plan to develop around 80 million sq. ft of residential projects in the next couple of years. These projects would be developed across its product portfolio and in cities like Mumbai, Delhi- NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Pune.
2019-03-14Gangster Ravi Pujari aide held, drugs worth Rs 2.55 lakh seized from him - United News of India
Gangster Ravi Pujari aide held, drugs worth Rs 2.55 lakh seized from him Thane, Mar 14 (UNI) The Anti Narcotics Cell has arrested a 46-year-old man alleged to be a member of Ravi Pujari gang and seized 8.5 kg of cannabis worth Rs 2.55 lakh from his possession, police said here on Thursday.The accused have been identified as Rohidas Gadge and has four extortion cases registered in his name, said Thane Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sukhada Narkar. The accused was arrested yesterday from the Vitthalwadi Railway Station by a ANC patrolling team and the sleuths discovered the contraband drugs while frisking him, said the PRO.
2019-03-14Lok Sabha Polls: NCP releases its first list of candidates, Supriya Sule to contest from Baramati - News Nation - News Nation
Lok Sabha Polls: NCP releases its first list of candidates, Supriya Sule to contest from Baramati Updated : 15 March 2019, 06:55 PM The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday announced its first list of candidates for forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The NCP's list has names of 11 candidates from Maharashtra and one from Lakshadweep. The NCP has fielded Supriya Sule from Baramati, Sanjay Dina Patil from Mumbai North East, Anand Paranjpe from Thane, Sunil Tatkare from Raigad. However, state party President Jayant Patil did not name the nominee for the Maval constituency, from where Pawar's grand-nephew Parth Ajit Pawar is expected to contest. Also, candidature for Madha constituency remains undecided. The constituency is witnessing a sharp tussle between the sitting MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil and his son Ranjitsinh, with the latter virtually threatening to walk over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if denied a ticket. With 48 Lok Sabha constituencies, Maharashtra sends the second highest number of MPs after Uttar Pradesh which has 80 seats. In 2014, the NCP and the Congress had fielded 21 and 26 candidates respectively. However, the grand old party managed to win just two seats and the NCP grabbed 4 of them. Names of all the candidates in first list of NCP: 1. Baramati - Supriya Sule 2. Thane - Anand Paranjpe 3. Kalyan - Babaji Patil 4. Mumbai Northeast - Sanjay Dina Patil 5. Kolhapur - Dhananjay Mahadik 6. Raigad - Sunil Tatkare 7. Jalgaon - Gulabrao Deokar 8. Parbhani - Rajesh Vitekar 9. Buldhana - Rajendra Shingane 10. Satara - Udayanraje Bhosale 11. Hatkanangale - Raju Shetty (NCP will support candidature of Swabhimani Paksha) 12. Lakshadweep - Mohammed Faizal
2019-03-14Excise department to seal gaps in dry day rules for elections - Times of India
Excise department to seal gaps in dry day rules for elections Mar 14, 2019, 12:18 IST MUMBAI: The government is in the process of seeking guidelines from the Election Commission (EC) on how to enforce dry days in the state during the multi-phase general election. The problem is that neighbouring constituencies like Thane and Pune, Raigad and Mumbai, Raigad and Ratnagiri, Shirur and Pune, and Shirdi and Ahmednagar will vote on different days. This means that a dry day rule in any one such place will effectively be watered down as liquor could be purchased by just crossing the constituency’s border. For example, on a dry day in Thane, people only have to drive into Mulund to get their bottles. Excise department sources say the situation is unprecedented in Maharashtra, which for the first time will witness fourphase polls. Usually, polling is held in three phases, with polling held in regions in the state’s extremities on the same day to avoid complications in implementation of a dry day. As per norms, a 5km periphery in Maharashtra is closed for liquor sales if elections are held in a neighbouring state. But there are no defined norms for neighbouring districts. “There have been many judgments in the past wherein the court took objections over dry day implementation in neighbouring constituencies during bypolls. For polling in the Parel-Dadar belt, Worli-Wadala wasn’t allowed to be closed for liquor services,” revealed a senior excise official. Dry day in a constituency begins 48 hours before the concluding time of voting. Counting day is declared as dry day. What is the solution to the current situation? “Only EC can tell,” said an official.
2019-03-14Defacement clean-up campaign ahead of polls - Times of India
Defacement clean-up campaign ahead of polls Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 10:03 IST NAVI MUMBAI: With model code of conduct coming to force, the anti-encroachment department of PCMC and NMMC swung into action to remove hundreds of political banners, flags, posters, cut-outs and hoardings from their respective jurisdictions. Belapur assembly constituency topped the list in the entire Thane Parliamentary constituency among 6 assembly segments in terms of number of banners being removed in last three days. On the other hand, Panvel assembly constituency witnessed close to a thousand illegal banners and flags being ripped out. “The drive is part of the pre-poll exercise. We jumped into action to remove the political banners and hoardings across the city. All four squads have been pressed into service to clean the defacement. Soon after the code of conduct was imposed, we had appealed to all politicians and corproators to take out their banners and hoardings but a few paid heed to our pleas,” said Jamir Lengrekar, deputy municipal commissioner, PCMC. Many political flags were removed from Panvel area as compared to NMMC jurisdiction. “The authorities have to expedite the drive to clear all political banners. There are banners along the highways which have not been taken out,” said Kalamboli resident Manoj Mhatre. Panvel area had over 895 banners, hoardings, posters and flags whereas Belapur assembly seat had 143 and Airoli 60. In NMMC area, Belapur had 126 banners, 8 flags and an equal number of posters besides a hoarding.
2019-03-14Ulhas toddler kidnapped to win aunt‘s love - Dover Daily News
Ulhas toddler kidnapped to win aunt‘s love March 14, 2019 21 0 THANE: A three-year-old toddler, allegedly kidnapped by a 20-year-old man, was rescued within 24 hours by city crime branch. Suraj Singh , from Allahabad, was trapped by sleuths near on Friday . Police said the toddler, from Sahyadri Nagar in camp 4, was kidnapped on Thursday at 5pm. A case was registered and the case was handed over to crime branch. Police learned that that the accused was in love with the child‘s aunt and had visited her in the morning at Vitthalwadi, said Deepak Deoraj, deputy commissioner of police (crime). After kidnapping the child, he kept him at the house of a friend in Vikhroli. Later, he called the aunt to meet him, and told her to come alone, or he would kill the child. Police laid a trap but he moved from Kurla to and then Thane.
2019-03-14To Do: Weekend of March 14th-17th | The Hill is Home - The Hillishome
To Do: Weekend of March 14th-17th Happy St. Paddy’s weekend y’all. What are your plans? I might make my late grandma’s soda bread which no one but me will eat so I will include the raisins AND the caraway seeds. I might rewatch The Derry Girls and call it a perfect day. What else are we doing? Tonight at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, you can get down with the Thane of Fife and friends at We Happy Few’s production of Macbeth. The Scottish play is a perennial fave with good reason. Witches. Murder. Schemes. What’s not to like? Throw in a pre-show wine tasting at DCanter and you will be ready to take in the regicide. Get your tickets here. Friday is the final offering in the Hitchcock Doppelganger series at the Hill Center. Wait Until Dark is a super creepy thriller featuring the ever-lovely Audrey Hepburn as a blind woman besieged by a “gang of nasties led by Alan Arkin.” That sentence led me right to IMDB. Tickets are FREE and the film begins at 7 p.m.. Register in advance here. Saturday, the Capitol Movement Project celebrates 14 years of “building better lives through dance” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. The performance titled “Dance in the Face of…” features a variety of dance styles and showcases how movement can help over come obstacles. Tickets are $45 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, bring the kiddos to the Hill Center for a Family concert and Happy Hour featuring the Bright Siders. Their music helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for kids and $5 for grown ups and that includes one drink. The Capital City Symphony presents Beatrice Chen, 2018 winner of the Johansen International Competition on viola, performing Béla Bartók’s renowned Viola Concerto. The afternoon’s program, Mythical Melodies, will also include works inspired by Greek mythology, including the world premiere of Scott Pender’s evocative Oedipus the King, commissioned by Capital City Symphony, and Alan Hovhaness’s Meditation on Orpheus. Tickets are $0-$25 and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy a 30% discount with the code CCS30.
2019-03-143 arrested for bike thefts in Thane, 21 two-wheelers seized - Dover Daily News
3 arrested for bike thefts in Thane, 21 two-wheelers seized March 14, 2019 THANE: Three persons were arrested for allegedly stealing motorcycles and other two-wheelers in Thane city, police said on Tuesday. As many as 21 stolen bikes valued around Rs 8.25 lakh were seized from the accused, deputy commissioner of police (Zone-I) D S Swami told reporters. During a probe following several complaints of such thefts, the police nabbed one of the accused, Raja Mobiz Shaikh (20), when he was trying to steal a bike worth about Rs 70,000 by using duplicate keys at the CIDCO stand near Thane railway station on February 1, he said.
2019-03-14Thane: Ticket collector among 3 killed after falling off local trains - Dover Daily News
Thane: Ticket collector among 3 killed after falling off local trains Local March 14, 2019 THANE: Three persons, including a , Friday died after falling off crowded suburban trains in two separate mishaps here, the Railway Police said. In the first incident, Arun Gaikwad, a TC with the Central Railway, fell off a local train at Umbarmali, a station on the Kalyan-Kasara section of the suburban network, and suffered serious injuries, they said. The injured TC was rushed to the rural hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, the police said.
2019-03-14Charlottetown murder case adjourned until May - The Journal Pioneer
Charlottetown murder case adjourned until May CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A P.E.I. man who is facing a second-degree murder charge had his case adjourned Thursday until May. Logan Raymond Kenneth MacAusland, 19, was not in provincial court in Charlottetown Thursday where his lawyer asked Judge John Douglas for the adjournment. MacAusland is facing multiple charges before different judges, including second-degree murder, assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a police officer. He was charged after the alleged murder of Cody Robert MacLean on Feb. 5 in Charlottetown. Defence lawyer Thane MacEachern asked for an adjournment Thursday to give him time to go through the disclosure of evidence. MacAusland remains in custody.
2019-03-143 fall off trains and die between Kalwa and Diva - Dover Daily News
3 fall off trains and die between Kalwa and Diva March 14, 2019 16 0 THANE: Three commuters fell off suburban trains in two separate incidents between and on Friday. Two others were injured and one of them is critical. The police said that first incident took place when Naved Sheikh, Imran Shaikh and Pradip boarded the 9.30am CST-bound from Mumbra. “One of them reportedly hit a railway pole even before reaching the next station, Kalwa. In an attempt to save himself from falling off the , he probably held on to his fellow passengers and the three fell off the coach. Naved and Imran were killed on the spot, Prajapati was found in an injured state a few metres away,” said an officer. All three are residents of Mumbra.
2019-03-14Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Income tax department sets up control room in Pune - Hindustan Times
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Income tax department sets up control room in Pune Updated: Mar 14, 2019 14:58 IST The Income Tax (I-T) department’s investigations office is prepared to deal with any reported movement of unaccounted money ahead of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to the held in the state from April 11 to 29. A control room, which operates 24x7, was set up on Monday by the I-T Pune directorate. The directorate, headed by Sandeep Kapoor, principal director, will send a daily report to the Election Commission. The Pune unit will be headed by Ravi Prakash, additional director of income tax (DIT)(investigations). The directorate has set up 51 quick response teams (QRT) in all polling regions to respond to the calls. The QRTs are aiming at a response time of 30 minutes, Kapoor said. “Of the 48 constituencies, six are in Mumbai and others are outside Mumbai. The jurisdiction of Pune directorate covers the other 42 constituencies. We have appointed five jurisdictional nodal officers. Of the five, Pune region has six constituencies, Nagpur has ten, Nashik has 14, Kolhapur has seven and Thane has five. Besides these 42 constituencies, we also have nine airports in our jurisdiction,” said Ajay Modi, additional director of Income Tax investigations office. “Anybody can call us. The last time even though we received a lot of inputs, there were hardly any workable input. The number of hoax calls was high. Therefore, cooperation from citizens is important,” said Modi. During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the IT directorate had collected Rs 5-6 crore in unaccounted cash form.
2019-03-14MCPS Chief Thane Explains Funding for Out of District Transfers - Newstalkkgvo
MCPS Chief Thane Explains Funding for Out of District TransfersPeter ChristianShare on TwitterShare on FacebookWhen a student resides in a Missoula County Public School district, but the parents choose a school out of the district, MCPS loses the revenue from that student.On Thursday’s KGVO Talk Back show, during his monthly visit, MCPS Superintendent Mark Thane explained the procedure used to equalize the funding.“If you live outside of Missoula County Public Schools boundaries and wish to attend our school district, we have a process for out of district enrollment,” said Thane. “If in fact you’re accepted as an out-of-district student there is within state statute a formula that we utilize, and those students who live outside of our district actually pay a tuition charge in lieu of local taxes.Thane singled out Target Range School District and how they deal with out of district transfers.“My understanding is that with Target Range is that they’re waiving the out-of-district tuition charge,” he said. “What they do is they get the state reimbursement for those students, which is approximately $6,000 per student. If you have capacity in a classroom and you don’t need to add additional staff, you can accept those students and then take the associated revenue.”Thane, who will be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year is a monthly guest on KGVO’s Talk Back show.Filed Under: MCPS, School Funding, Superintendent Mark Thane, Target Range SchoolCategories: Missoula NewsCommentsLeave A CommentBack To TopRecommended for YouInformationEEOMarketing and Advertising SolutionsPublic FileReport an InaccuracyTermsVIP TermsFAQContest RulesPrivacy Policy (Updated: 12/14/18)ContactMissoula Business ListingsFollow Us2019 Newstalk KGVO, Townsquare Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
2019-03-14MCPS Chief Thane Explains Funding for Out of District Transfers - klyq
MCPS Chief Thane Explains Funding for Out of District TransfersPeter ChristianShare on TwitterShare on FacebookWhen a student resides in a Missoula County Public School district, but the parents choose a school out of the district, MCPS loses the revenue from that student.On Thursday’s KGVO Talk Back show, during his monthly visit, MCPS Superintendent Mark Thane explained the procedure used to equalize the funding.“If you live outside of Missoula County Public Schools boundaries and wish to attend our school district, we have a process for out of district enrollment,” said Thane. “If in fact you’re accepted as an out-of-district student there is within state statute a formula that we utilize, and those students who live outside of our district actually pay a tuition charge in lieu of local taxes.Thane singled out Target Range School District and how they deal with out of district transfers.“My understanding is that with Target Range is that they’re waiving the out-of-district tuition charge,” he said. “What they do is they get the state reimbursement for those students, which is approximately $6,000 per student. If you have capacity in a classroom and you don’t need to add additional staff, you can accept those students and then take the associated revenue.”Thane, who will be retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year is a monthly guest on KGVO’s Talk Back show.Filed Under: school fundingCategories: Local NewsCommentsLeave A CommentBack To TopRecommended for YouInformationLoudwire NetworkEEOMarketing and Advertising SolutionsPublic FileReport an InaccuracyTermsVIP TermsFAQContest RulesPrivacy Policy (Updated: 12/14/18)ContactMissoula Business ListingsFollow Us2019 1240 KLYQ is part of the Loudwire Network, Townsquare Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
2019-03-14Thane woman kills herself over harassment by in-laws for male child and dowry - Mumbai Mirror
Thane woman kills herself over harassment by in-laws for male child and dowry pdated: Mar 14, 2019, 15:21 IST Thane: A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide following harassment by her husband and in-laws for dowry and giving birth to two daughters, police said on Thursday. Surekha Desale got married to Sharad Desale, a resident of Khinavali village in Sahapur taluka, in May 2016. She gave birth to a daughter in 2017 and another girl in January this year, a police official said. Since the marriage, her in-laws allegedly harassed her for dowry and later for giving birth to two daughters, while they desired a male child, he said. The woman had apparently informed her parents about the alleged harassment, the official said. Last Saturday, her in-laws called up her parents saying she was missing. Later that night, her body was found floating in a village well, he said. Based on a complaint by her brother, the police on Wednesday booked her husband, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law under IPC Sections 304-B, (dowry death) 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498-A (cruelty) and 506 (criminal intimidation), he said. No arrest was made so far, he said, adding that a probe was underway in the case.
2019-03-14PETA, police stop bullock cart race in Shahapur village - Times of India
PETA, police stop bullock cart race in Shahapur village Mar 14, 2019, 09:06 IST THANE: The smooth coordination between animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and rural police, coupled with the swift action taken by the latter, stopped a scheduled illegal bullock cart race in Shahapur’s Ambarje village much before it could commence on Sunday. On getting a tip off about a bullock cart race to be held in Shahpur on Sunday morning, PETA members immediately reached out to the Thane rural superintendent of police for help on Saturday night. “I got a call from a local in the area, who informed me that a few local bullock owners had organized a bullock race on Sunday morning and were inviting monetary bets for the same. As the Supreme Court (SC) has made it clear that such bullock cart races are illegal as they involve the beating of bulls with sticks and stabbing them with nails to force them to run, I immediately reached out to the Thane rural police the night before the scheduled race,” said Meet Ashar, PETA India lead emergency response coordinator. The Thane rural police then reached out to the organisers of the race and warned them that the execution of such an event was banned by the SC and they would be booked for cruelty to animals. While the organisers immediately called off the event, animal rights activists claimed that such illegal bullock cart racing events have become common across the state and many taking place in the interior regions continue to go unnoticed. “Over the past six months, we have prevented 25 to 30 such races from taking place in Maharashtra. However, as these illegal activities take place in remote villages, there may be many more that go unchecked,” said Asher.
2019-03-14Friends kill sales executive carrying Rs 12.66 lakh cash - Mumbai Mirror
Friends kill sales executive carrying Rs 12.66 lakh cash Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 06:00 IST A 37-year-old sales executive, who was missing since March 6 and carrying Rs 12.66 lakh in cash, has been found murdered. Police have detained one of his friends and are looking for another. According to the Narpoli police in Bhiwandi, Prasad Vijay Narayan Tiwari, 37, a resident of Garden Estate Complex in Thane, was strangled by two of his friends on the day he went missing. His body was found on March 9 from Kalher creek in Bhiwandi. A tempo used in carrying Tiwari’s body from Mulund West was also found nearby. Tiwari used to work with Deepak Sanghvi, a dealer of PP (polypropylene), in Sarvodaya Nagar Mulund East. PP is a raw material used for making plastic goods. Tiwari used to handle the collection part of the dealer’s operations in Bhiwandi, Mulund, Vasai and Taloja. According to the police, Tiwari had made the last collection of Rs 60,000 from a client in Mulund. At around 10.30 pm, he received a call from his friend Dinesh Kumar Shantosh Saroj, 33, a tempo driver, who invited him for drinks to his house near Jawahar Talkies in Mulund. One of their common friends, Sunil Yadav, 27, was also present. The police said that once Dinesh Saroj and Yadav came to know that Tiwari had Rs 12.66 lakh cash with him, they strangled him, put the body in a sack and ferried it in Dinesh Saroj’s tempo to Bhiwandi, where it was dumped at a creek. “After we found the body, we also found a tempo abandoned nearby. The last call to the deceased, Prasad Tiwari, was from his friend Dinesh Saroj. They divided the money between them. The tempo helped in identifying the accused,” said Maloji Shinde, senior police inspector of Narpoli police station in Bhiwandi. The Narpoli police picked up Dinesh Saroj from a train while he was on his way to Banaras in UP. “On March 6, my brother had spoken to his employer and collected Rs 60,000 from one Rakesh Gunjal in Ram Gopal Industrial Estate in Mulund. His bike was also parked outside the industrial estate. He went missing from there,” said Pinky Naik, elder sister of Tiwari. “We identified Prasad from his clothes, but still wanted to be sure. The bike keys found on him were matched with the vehicle parked in Mulund. We have claimed the body,’’ said Pinky. “We are four sisters, and had only one brother. Despite being 37, he remained a bachelor as he wanted all us sisters to get married first. He had been working hard to save money for the past 15 years. We were planning to get him married next year. I told him several times to take care as handling cash was quite risky, but he would always say he had been doing it for the past 15 years. He never discussed work with us,’’ said Pinky.
2019-03-14Hot Springs Boys Basketball Team Make It To State For First Time In Over 70 Years - KELOLAND TV
Hot Springs Boys Basketball Team Make It To State For First Time In Over 70 Years By: Sarah McDonald Posted: Mar 14, 2019 05:23 PM CDT Updated: Mar 14, 2019 05:23 PM CDT SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - State basketball tournaments have started all across South Dakota. For one of those teams, it's a trip the players and the community won't forget.Practice is just getting underway for these Hot Springs Bison basketball players. Thursday night they will be playing in their first game of the state tournament."We'll be nervous before the game but once we touch the scoreboard we will be alright," senior, Matthew Norton said.In fact, it's the school's first trip to the state tournament in 74 years. For senior Thane Lockhart, this is something they've been working hard for all season."It's a real great feeling, I think we are pretty deserving, we've stuck together since 6th grade, it's been a long time coming, we've built this," senior, Thane Lockhart said.Coach Aaron Noteboom says their dedication is what has helped them be successful in making it to state."This group of seniors, a lot of the seniors have been playing for me since their freshman year, some of them even starting, and so the work ethic that these kids have put in since they were really young is really what I think has gotten them to this point and so I'm really happy that work is paying off for them," coach, Aaron Noteboom said.Leaving this team ready to take on the tournament."We've always had this goal making it here, and obviously compete well and hopefully win but we're just happy to be here right now," Norton said."Every game is obviously going to be a challenge, there are eight really good teams that made it but just got to do your best to compete and come out on top," Lockhart said.The Bison play Thursday night at 7:00 C.T. against Pine Ridge at the Premier Center.   Continue Reading Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Previous Mitchell Upsets O'Gorman, While West... Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Next Thursday Night Scoreboard - March 14th Women's History Woman builds infrastructure of support for sex trafficking victims Womens History Celebrating Women: Tuscaloosa Police officer Lillie Leatherwood Womens History KELOLAND News Special Report: Celebrating Women Local News Load More Latest News - Local Downtown Sioux Falls Businesses Looking Up For St. Patrick's Day Parade Sightseers Visit Falls Park Despite Warning From City Before And After Picture Of The Washed Away Dam On The Niobrara River USD Law School's New Dean Talks Traditions, Future Governor Noem Surveys Flood Damage Trending Stories no iframe support! Don't Miss Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Capitol News Bureau Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Emily's Hope Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Play the KELOLAND Bracket Challenge! Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. KELOLAND Living Golf Tour Cards Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. KELOLAND Investigates Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions of Use About Our Ads Advertising Terms and Conditions 2018 EEO Public File FCC Public File Information © 1998 - 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. | All Rights Reserved.
2019-03-14Thane Municipal Corporation: Apply for 187 Technician Posts - Oneindia
Thane Municipal Corporation: Apply for 187 Technician Posts Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12:11 [IST] Mumbai, Mar 14: Thane Municipal Corporation has invited applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of 187 Technician Posts such as Medical officer, GNM, ANM, Lab Technician, Pharmacist, QA Programme Assistant, Resident Medical Officer. The candidate can apply from 13.03.2019 and before 25.03.2019. Education Qualification: Applicants who have completed B.Sc./ D.Pharm or equivalent from a recognized Institute. Age Limit: Minimum Age Limit: 18 Years Maximum Age Limit: 38 Years Selection Process: Selection will be based on Interview. Important Dates: Starting Date for Submission of Application : 13.03.2019 Last date for Submission of Application : 25.03.2019 How To Apply: Applicants send hard copies of the signed application filled along with photocopies of ID proof, Proof of Date of Birth, Educational Certificates , Caste and attested copies of relevant documents should be sent to the following address by post. Address : Public Health Department, Fourth Floor, Municipal Building, Sarangani General Arun Kumar Vaidya Marg, Panchpakhadi, Thane - 400602
2019-03-14Thaneites demand Metro 4 be built underground - Mumbai Mirror
Thaneites demand Metro 4 be built underground Mar 14, 2019, 17:36 IST The commencement of the construction of Metro 4 planned by MMRDA hasn’t been received too well by residents. Unending traffic chaos, increased pollution, ambiguity in public hearing and an attempt to build an elevated metro in Thane has only increased the woos of Thaneites. With several complaints about the authorities not taking the public’s view under consideration, citizens have come together to demand that the metro be built underground. To study the awareness of Metro 4 among the residents, Thane’s youth group, known as Muse, conducted a comprehensive survey covering more than 1,000 people. The findings clearly indicate that Thaneites are not too happy with the current structure and plan. When asked about the fact that the metro was both possible and feasible underground, 91 per cent of respondents said that they were aware of the project’s existence, 79 per cent of the respondents said that they preferred an underground metro and 34.1 per cent said that they were not aware of the proposed metro stations. Expressing their anguish over lesser transparency in the public hearing, 68.4 per cent of the respondents mentioned that they were completely unaware of any hearing conducted by MMRDA. Also, 82.4 per cent of respondents said that if given a chance, they would want to formally put forth their suggestions, observations and objections. The survey also looked at respondents' take on the tree cutting and transplantation to be caused by Metro 4. More than 88 per cent of the respondents mentioned they do not approve of cutting of few thousand trees in absence of a strong mitigation plan. Touching upon the traffic aspect caused by the Metro construction, 68 per cent of respondents said that they are not ready to accept the traffic congestion. They demand better planning and traffic management during peak hours. Contrary to the claims made by the government and MMRDA, 52 per cent of the citizens feel elevated metro cannot bring down traffic in the future. They strongly believe that since roads will remain inelastic, the elevated metro will consume further motorable road, thereby adding to the chaos. Citizens accept they need to know more about an infrastructural and transport project. When asked about the cost of Metro 4, 85 per cent of them agree they are not aware of the cost. About 58.2 per cent of the citizens feel that an inexpensive city bus service with dedicated bus lanes can be a better option when compared to a capital intense project like metro. The survey was conducted by Muse and Thane Nagrik Pratishthan.
2019-03-14Lok Sabha election 2019: NCP releases first list, Supriya Sule from Baramati - DBPOST
Lok Sabha election 2019: NCP releases first list, Supriya Sule from Baramati March 14, 2019 Mumbai/Goa: The Nationalist Congress Party has released its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election, a day after alliance partner Congress fielded five candidates. The NCP list of 12 names includes one seat for the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, which has fielded a candidate from Hatkanangale. The party said discussions are still underway and the party is likely to release its second list on Friday. NCP announces a list of candidates including Supriya Sule from Baramati, Sanjay Dina Patil from Mumbai North East, Anand Paranjpe from Thane, Sunil Tatkare from Raigad. Mohammad Faisal from Lakshwadeep. AAP to contest all 3 assembly by-polls in Goa Earlier the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday said it will contest bypolls to all the three Goa Assembly seats scheduled next month. AAP Goa general secretary Pradeep Padgaonkar said that the party was in the process of shortlisting its candidates for Shiroda, Mandrem and Maspusa seats, where by-elections will be held along with the Lok Sabha polls in the state on April 23. The bypolls to Shiroda and Mandrem were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned from the Assembly and party and joined the BJP. The Mapusa seat fell vacant due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Francis D’Souza. Padgaonkar claimed his party will win all the three seats as it has a strong base there. He said his party does not approve of the trend of MLAs resigning mid-way of their terms and forcing bypolls as it puts a stress on the state’s finances. “But since the seats are vacant and the party has its base there, we have decided to contest and win to put a full stop to this trend of resigning mid-term,” he said. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party earlier announced its candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats in the state. Former bureaucrat Elvis Gomes will contest from North Goa while Padgaonkar will be AAP’s candidate from South Goa.
2019-03-14Not interested in LS poll: Ganesh Naik - Mumbai Mirror
Not interested in LS poll: Ganesh Naik Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 06:00 IST NCP may field Anand Paranjape from Thane. Delhi is not in senior NCP leader Ganesh Naik’s sights. The former Thane Guardian Minister has ruled out contesting the Lok Sabha election this time to concentrate on the state as well as to give the young blood in the party a shot at getting a ticket from Thane. “I am interested in state politics, and want to let young people in the party get a chance. For these two reasons, I have informed the party that I will not contest from Thane. I will campaign for the party, instead,” said Naik. Talk of Naik, a former Shiv Sainik, joining another party had begun making the rounds a few months ago. Sources said his son and former MP Sandeep Naik is also not interested in fighting the parliamentary election. With Naik shutting the doors on the Lok Sabha, the NCP may, instead, field former MP and Thane NCP chief Anand Paranjape from Thane. Paranjape had won the by-election to the Thane Lok Sabha seat on a Shiv Sena ticket in 2008. He won the Kalyan parliamentary constituency in 2009, again on a Sena ticket. He joined the NCP in 2012 and contested from the same seat in the next election, but lost it. Paranjape said Thane has been his focus for the past two-and-a-half years. “I am well-versed with all issues concerning Thane constituency. I’m hoping to see my name on the list of candidates.”
2019-03-14Mumbai: 28-year-old youth dies after a dead tree falls on him - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: 28-year-old youth dies after a dead tree falls on him March 14, 2019 11:05 am Life is unpredictable, you will have no idea on what is coming next, this phrase proved right for a 28-year-old youth. The 28-year-old youth died after a dead tree fell on him near Vasant Nagri township of Vasai East. According to Mid-Day, the 28-year-old was identified as Rahul Sawant. Rahul was working as a marketing executive in a private firm. The incident took place on February 25, when Rahul was returning home on his two-wheeler after meeting his friend in Nalasopara. While returning a branch of a dead tree fell on his head. After the incident, the locals rushed him to the hospital in Thane where the doctors referred him to RN Cooper Hospital in Andheri for further treatment. But on Tuesday, Rahul succumbed to the injuries he received. Rahul’s sister Rajshree Salvi told the leading daily, that he was the support of their ageing parents. The locals have said that the Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation (VVCMC) had ignored their complaints regarding dangerous, dead trees. To which Rajshree Salvi told the leading daily, “several social workers and local residents had complained about the condition of dead trees, but the VVCMC did not pay heed to them. My brother would be alive today had the authorities listened to their demands.” The VVCMC commissioner has said that he will take action in the case. Regarding compensation he added that VVCMC will extend all possible help to the family as per the provisions.
2019-03-14Charlottetown murder case adjourned until May - The Journal Pioneer
Charlottetown murder case adjourned until May Ryan Ross (ryan.ross@theguardian.pe.ca) Published: 2 hours ago Charlottetown police officers escort Logan Raymond MacAusland into the provincial courthouse last month afternoon after his arrest on charges that include second degree murder. - Ryan Ross CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A P.E.I. man who is facing a second-degree murder charge had his case adjourned Thursday until May. Logan Raymond Kenneth MacAusland, 19, was not in provincial court in Charlottetown Thursday where his lawyer asked Judge John Douglas for the adjournment. MacAusland is facing multiple charges before different judges, including second-degree murder, assaulting a peace officer and obstructing a police officer. He was charged after the alleged murder of Cody Robert MacLean on Feb. 5 in Charlottetown. Defence lawyer Thane MacEachern asked for an adjournment Thursday to give him time to go through the disclosure of evidence. MacAusland remains in custody. RELATED: Case adjourned for man charged with Feb. 5 murder of Cody MacLean in Charlottetown Case adjourned for P.E.I. man charged with murder Police charge 19-year-old man following homicide in downtown Charlottetown More Local stories P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Thursday, March 14 Updated 6 hours ago Three Oaks Senior High officially re-opens doors after three years of renovations Updated 21 hours ago College suspends P.E.I. doctor’s licence for two years Published 3 hours ago Charlottetown council considering application by food truck owners to serve alcohol Updated 5 hours ago Tools stolen from work van in Charlottetown Published 8 hours ago Angus Birt defeats former PC leadership candidate for Charlottetown-West Royalty nomination Updated 6 hours ago No injuries, minimal damage following small fire at Dixie Lee Chicken in Summerside Updated 2 hours ago Melissa Handrahan seeks P.E.I. PC nomination in Tignish-Palmer Road Published 20 hours ago Recent Stories Roy Paynter competing in swimming for Team Canada at 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi BRIAN HODDER: Innocent until proven guilty? Charlottetown murder case adjourned until May Man killed daughter to make his estranged wife suffer, Crown tells murder trial Flag at Government House in Charlottetown celebrates Children's Wish Month Underager Shane Wright embracing exceptional player status, ready for next step College suspends P.E.I. doctor’s licence for two years Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plain Cree language ATLANTIC MARINE FORECAST: Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe gets bigger, faster, stronger, safer Aces’ Forsythe, Gaudette sweep player-of-week awards Nine WI groups attend annual convention in Breadalbane The Journal Pioneer Tweets Follow @JournalPEI Sign up for our newsletter Services Jobs E-Edition Customer Service Contact Us Digital Subscription FAQ Terms & Policies Terms of Use Terms of Service Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Agreement Copyright Privacy Policy All rights reserved SaltWire Network © 2019  AdChoices
2019-03-14Lok Sabha elections LIVE: NCP releases first list of candidates for 2019 LS polls - Business Today
Lok Sabha elections LIVE: NCP releases first list of candidates for 2019 LS polls Updated: March 14, 2019 In a setback to the Congress party, senior leader Tom Vadakkan joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. He was officially inducted to the party in presence of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Tom Vadakkan said he was not happy with the way Rahul Gandhi-led party reacted after the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir. He said he was left with no option to leave the party after its position on the terror attack. "I left Congress party because when Pakistani terrorists attacked our land, my party's reaction to it was sad, it hurt me deeply," he said. After the Election Commission announced the poll schedule, both the Congress and BJP have officially launched their poll campaigns, with Rahul Gandhi doing several rallies in Kozhikode today. 6.29pm: Over 10 opposition parties have moved the Supreme Court requesting that 50 per cent votes are verified by paper trials before the results of 2019 Lok Sabha elections are declared. 6.27pm: Political worker Ismail Wani shot by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, reported ANI. He has been admitted in a hospital in Srinagar. 5.40pm: Congress and JD(S) to adopt give-and-take policy for seat sharing in Karnataka during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says Siddaramaiah. 5.00pm: A team of Election Commission officials is set to visit West Bengal, Tripura, Assam and Manipur from March 16-19 to review poll preparedness in these states. 3.55pm: NCP announces first list of candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. 3.50pm: We don't want SP-BSP-RLD 'ghatbandhan' to lose in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok sabha elections, says Congress Veerappa Moily. 3.45pm: Mayawati cautioned partymen that the BJP will 'use all tricks' to win the elections. She also said to keep an eye the EVMs to her party workers. 3.40pm: The decisions taken at the meeting will be carried forward after discussions with the top leadership of alliance partner Samajwadi Party. 3.35pm: Ahead of Lok Sabha election, Mayawati gives final touches to list of BSP candidates. BSP president Mayawati held a meeting with important district and divisional level leaders in Uttar Pradesh. 3.30pm: 'Till now he used to 'abuse' PM Modi'- After Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP, the Congress dismissed his criticism of the party saying that till now he used to 'abuse' Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 3.15pm: SP-BSP to have joint election rallies during the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. 3.05pm: 'Dynastic politics has reached its zenith in Congress,' says Tom Vadakkan. 3.00pm: In an apparent attack on party chief Rahul Gandhi's leadership of the Congress, Vadakkan said he gave the party two years of his life but it has now resorted to a practise of "use and throw". 2.55pm: The BJP may field Vadakkan in the Lok Sabha elections from a seat in Kerala, reported by PTI. 2.34pm: "If a political party takes such a position that is against the country then I'm left with no option but to leave the party," says Tom Vadakkan. 1.32pm: Bihar BJP election committee is ogranising a meeting in Patna. 1.00pm: Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh (in center) joins Bharatiya Janata Party.
2019-03-14Thane: Harassed by in-laws for male child and dowry, woman ends life - Times of India
Thane: Harassed by in-laws for male child and dowry, woman ends life Mar 14, 2019, 15:49 IST THANE: A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide following harassment by her husband and in-laws for dowry and giving birth to two daughters, police said on Thursday. Surekha Desale got married to Sharad Desale, a resident of Khinavali village in Sahapur taluka, in May 2016. She gave birth to a daughter in 2017 and another girl in January this year, a police official said. Since the marriage, her in-laws allegedly harassed her for dowry and later for giving birth to two daughters, while they desired a male child, he said. The woman had apparently informed her parents about the alleged harassment, the official said. Last Saturday, her in-laws called up her parents saying she was missing. Later that night, her body was found floating in a village well, he said. Based on a complaint by her brother, the police on Wednesday booked her husband, father-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law under IPC Sections 304-B, (dowry death) 306 (abetment of suicide), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498-A (cruelty) and 506 (criminal intimidation), he said. No arrest was made so far, he said, adding that a probe was underway in the case.
2019-03-14Indians may be falling out of love with gold - The Economist
Indians may be falling out of love with gold Mar 14th 2019 P.n. gadgil & sons, a jewellery shop in Thane, a suburb of Mumbai, is gearing up for the wedding season—a busy time for gold sales, even if demand is brisker still during Hindu festivals, when jewellers stay open almost round the clock. Free samosas and Pepsi are offered to those queuing outside; inside, the noise and bustle are non-stop. Indians have long regarded gold as the surest store of wealth. Brides bring it as dowry. Newborns are given bangles and anklets. Astrologers prescribe gold rings for stress. Indian households own 23,000 tonnes, three times more than the bullion held by America’s Federal Reserve. In the year to March 2018 gold imports, at $ 74.7 bn, ranked after only oil.
2019-03-141 in 2 Thane tribal students uses smartphone to study - Dover Daily News
1 in 2 Thane tribal students uses smartphone to study March 14, 2019 THANE: Most weekdays, Raj (12) accesses the to crack mathematics sums or about historical events that are part of his school curriculum. While this internet behaviour may be common among urban children, what sets this scene apart is that Raj lives in a hamlet in Yeoor that skirts Thane. Civic school teachers point out that these hamlets lack even basic facilities such as good roads, piped water and some, till recently, even electricity and yet they have latched on to technology. Today, tribal students are as internet savvy as their counterparts in non-tribal areas. A Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) survey of 600 children in tribal settlements reveals that every second child here has access to smartphones and internet data, and a sizable number uses popular networking to socialize. The survey showed that nearly 53% of the students had access to smartphones and as many as 78% used the internet frequently. Almost half these smartphone users had accounts on social sites while 24% of them used the internet to look up information. A minuscule 2% had also tried their hand at online commercial transactions. What has enthused educationists is a parallel TMC study that shows similar percolation of technology among civic students from non-tribal areas as well: 53% of them used smartphones, 52% social networking sites, 26% used online search engines to access information and 1.9% have tried online transactions. For this survey, too, TMC had roped in around 600 students. An estimated 40% of around 80 crore mobile phone users in the country, which amounts to two-thirds of the population, currently own smartphones.
2019-03-13Red C fends off nine rivals to win Thane Direct account - Prolific North
Red C fends off nine rivals to win Thane Direct account 13 March 2019 Red C fends off nine rivals to win Thane Direct account by Simon Austin Manchester marketing agency Red C has beaten off competition from nine other agencies to become digital agency partner of direct response firm Thane Direct. Red C, which is based at MediaCityUK, will be working to introduce new customers to the brand and drive significant online growth. Lindsay-Jane Vines, President of Thane Direct, said: “We were so impressed with Red C’s thorough recommendations and proposals for online growth, we knew we needed a partner who can help us understand our customer from the initial research phase, through the consideration, the purchase journey, and beyond.” Steve White, Managing Director at Red C, added: “We are absolutely thrilled that Thane Direct has put their trust in Red C to support them in the continued development of their digital channels. “It’s a market that we’ve proven time and time again can work well, so we’re delighted to get started driving growth and improving the customer experience end-to-end.”
2019-03-13Kalyan civic body seeks nod to start maintenance work during LS elections code of conduct - Hindustan Times
Kalyan civic body seeks nod to start maintenance work during LS?elections code of conduct Updated: Mar 13, 2019 12:01 IST The standing committee of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) will approach the Thane collector seeking permission to carry out the tender process for pothole repairs and cleaning of nullahs in the city while the code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections is in force. As per Election Commission of India (ECI), once the model code of conduct is imposed, announcement and launch of new schemes and projects are prohibited. “We don’t want to announce or launch any new schemes or projects. We will just take up necessary civic works which are important ahead of the monsoon. These include works related to pothole filling and drain cleaning,” said Dipesh Mhatre, chairperson, standing committee, KDMC. The civic body’s plans are expected to cost Rs 35 crore. “The tender opening for these works was done on February 25. However, the civic administration failed to carry it forward to the standing committee before the code of conduct was imposed,” said Mhatre. KDMC commissioner Govind Bodke was unavailable to comment on the issue. “We have been asking the civic commissioner to send the tenders for approval, however, it has been delayed,” he added.
2019-03-13MH-PAWAR-EVMS - THE WEEK
MH-PAWAR-EVMS March 13, 2019 23:55 IST Keep close watch on EVMs during polling: Pawar tells partymen Thane, Mar 13 (PTI) NCP chief Sharad Pawar Wednesday asked his party workers to keep a close watch on the EVMs during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He said despite putting in lot of efforts, many times the candidates are not able to win the election due to EVM tampering. "Despite putting in lot of efforts, candidates get defeated only due to the tampering of the EVMs. During the Bhandara Gondia LS bypoll, 700 EVMs were found to be malfunctioning. It was brought to the notice, following which the EVMs were changed and polling time was also extended due to which (NCP candidate Madhukar) Kukde won the seat," Pawar said. He was addressing the party workers in Thane via video-conferencing from Mumbai. The former Union minister said the party workers should keep a close watch on the EVMs. "Due to the EVM tampering, we might get defeated. Therefore, you should visit the polling booths around 6 am on the day of polling and check the machines," the veteran politician told the party cadres. He demanded that 50 per cent of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips should be counted. Coming down heavily on the BJP government saying it gave false assurances and failed on all the fronts. "There has been no progress on the memorials of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. There was a big announcement of Samruddi Mahamarg, but land is yet to be acquired for it. Wherever land acquisition was completed, proper compensation was not paid. The promise of reservation given to the Dhanghar community has not not been fulfilled," he said. Slamming the Modi government over demonetisation, he said, "Around 100 people lost their lives during the exercise by standing in bank queues. Modi promised to give jobs, but due to note ban, over 15 lakh people lost their jobs. In the last four years, as many as 11,998 farmers have committed suicide," he said. Promises of waiving farm loans were made, but 50 per cent farmers are yet to get the benefit, he said. Pawar also called for a probe into the Rafale fighter jets deal saying, "The Rafale aircraft is now being purchased at Rs 1,660 crore each by this government, which is a much higher rate than what was decided in 2007. Hence, an inquiry into the Rafale deal should be carried out on the lines of the Bofors," he said.
2019-03-13Rare partial albino squirrel rescued in Mulund - Mumbai Mirror
Rare partial albino squirrel rescued in Mulund Updated: Mar 13, 2019, 19:36 IST In a rare operation, animal lover Amita Thakkar rescued a partial albino Indian palm squirrel on Monday. The animal lover, who is based in Mulund West, later handed over the animal to the Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW). The squirrel, rare for its kind, fell pray to a cat. But the rodent managed to escape, after which it was rescued by the Mulund-based group. The squirrel was treated at the Thane SPCA and is currently undergoing rehab under the foster care of RAWW. Once the vet declares that the rodent is fit and well, the partial albino Palm Squirrel will be released to its natural habitat. The state's residents and various animal groups are known for lending a helping hand and initiating rescue operations for animals when required. On February 24, a female leopard cub, which was left paralysed after a road accident, showed miraculous recovery after she was put through sessions of physiotherapy.
2019-03-13Micro-cannabis cultivating facility to be built in Kimberley - Kimberley Bulletin
Micro-cannabis cultivating facility to be built in Kimberley Council has approved a development permit from Rocky Mountain Farms for the 7500 sq ft facility. Corey BullockMar. 13, 2019 1:30 a.m.Local NewsNews Kimberley City Council has approved a Development Permit for a cannabis cultivating and processing facility located at 1100 303rd Street in Marysville. Devan Thane of Rocky Mountain Farms recently purchased the formerly City-owned property, the first of four parcels to be developed. RELATED: B.C. government issues first recreational pot shop license in Kimberley “The intention of this development is to provide the newly emerging cannabis market with a unique and high-quality product produced in Kimberley,” wrote Thane in a report to Council. “The recently purchased Marysville site will become home to a newly constructed 7,500 square foot wood framed/metal clad micro-cannabis cultivating and processing facility, licensed by the federal government.” He adds that Rocky Mountain Farms is locally owned by long-time Kootenay residents. Manager of Planning Services Troy Pollock says the proposed light-industrial facility will be located on previous brownfield lands adjacent to an existing light industrial area. “Most of the activity will happen within the building and the building will meet all requirements with health Canada to provide security and zero-odour emissions systems,” said Pollock, adding that the entire property will be fenced, some of which will have privacy screening. RELATED: Kimberley gets second recreational cannabis license Thane explained that the business has the potential to employ up to five full-time and five part-time employees. There is also potential to supply currently existing cannabis retailers within the City and local area. Thane is currently in the process of obtaining Federal approval for the cultivation, processing and packaging of cannabis under the Micro-Cultivation sub-class of the Cannabis Act. The vote from Council was unanimously approved and many Council members agreed that the potential for job creation is a positive outcome. “I have no objections,” said Councillor Nigel Kitto. “Five full time jobs – this is exactly what we need.” Councillor Kent Goodwin asked if the facility will just produce dry cannabis, or if there is the possibility for other products down the line. Thane responded saying their main focus will be dried cannabis, with the potential for oils in the future if that is what the market demands. He adds that his company has little interest in producing edibles and other, similar products. Councillor Darryl Oakley asked about water usage, to which Thane responded saying the micro-growing process uses a soil-based growing medium that sees little water usage and very little runoff. Mayor Don McCormick says he and Council are “thrilled” that Thane has decided to build their facility in Kimberley. Facebook and follow us on
2019-03-13International body on sustainability enters India holding Thane man's hand - DNA India
International body on sustainability enters India holding Thane man's hand Updated: Mar 13, 2019, 06:50 AM IST A 38-year-old man from Thane was recently appointed as a member of the International Foundation of Sustainable Peace and Development (IFSPD) for their office in India. With this victory under his belt, Vidyadhar Prabhudesai hosts the first India office of the international body. IFSPD, on March 5, appointed Prabhudesai as a member. The resolution for appointment was passed in the annual meeting of IFSPD in Turkey last Sunday. "It is more challenging now as I am representing my nation. And they have proposed a center at Thane," said Prabhudesai. IFSPD is an international NGO founded on March 4, 2009, and has eastern European countries and the Republic of South Africa, Sri Lanka, Russia as its members. The body comprises diplomats, researchers, scholars and academicians. It aims to promote dialogue, mutual understanding, people diplomacy, multiculturalism, analysis of challenges and threats to regional and international security. Prior to his appointment, Prabhudesai had submitted a presentation to IFSPD on the impact of information technology (IT) on sustainable development. Prabhudesai wants the centre in Thane to work out solutions for global challenges. "The proposed centre will work towards some cutting edge research on sustainable development, crisis management, etc., where we study best practices, new models, new technology across the globe and create white papers, in-depth reports, etc., which can be tied to the sustainable development goals," he said. In October 2018, he was selected as a member on UNESCO's (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) International Policy Lab which seeks to solve global problems. Prabhudesai is also the co-founder of LeadCap Ventures and LeadBurg mobile behavioural analytics platform. His LeadCap Trust is involved in identifying and shaping future leaders in Maharashtra and Kerala. The firm studies reports for the World Economic Forum and evaluated studies for the UN on gender equality, ICT (information, communication, and technology).
2019-03-13Mumbra cops book Unani medico over botched-up abortion - Times of India
Mumbra cops book Unani medico over botched-up abortion Mar 13, 2019, 07:34 IST THANE: Mumbra police have booked a woman doctor, who has a degree in Unani medicine, on charges of a botched-up abortion resulting in the death of a woman. According to the police, the accused, Jahida Anwar Hafiz, carried out the abortion on the victim, Salma Shaikh, 34, of Mumbra. However, Shaikh developed complications and died at Nair Hospital on May 19, 2016. The complainant in the case is sub-inspector Shravan Shinde who has stated a case of accidental death was registered in 2016. The victim's tissues were sent for a medical examination to JJ Hospital where a five- member team of doctors was formed to go into the case, the FIR stated. Last month, the Mumbra police got the committee report based on which it registered an offence against the doctor. The doctor has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting murder and also for violation of the abortion rules. Inspector RB Valatkar said, "We have issued a notice to the accused doctor and we will record her statement first. The accused has claimed she did not conduct the abortion." The deceased's husband, Shabir Shaikh, 34, who works as an AC mechanic, has five children to look after now. "I have been following the case for the past three years and I was made to run from pillar to post for justice for my wife. After three years they have registered an offence, but there has been no action against the accused doctor." Mumbra police have registered offences under sections 304 A, and 420 of the IPC and also under section 5 of the Medical Abortion Act.
2019-03-13Actress Marta Kristen sells one-of-a-kind Santa Monica treehouse - Los Angeles Times
Actress Marta Kristen sells one-of-a-kind Santa Monica treehouse Mar 13, 2019 | 12:10 PM A lot more than wood and nails went into this offbeat Santa Monica treehouse. The rustic retreat owned by “Lost in Space” actress Marta Kristen has sold for $2.795 million, records show. Built by architect Thane Roberts, the three-bedroom house is a vibrant mix of wood and other natural materials flanked by lush gardens. Picture windows and clerestories bring in leafy views, and skylights punctuate vaulted ceilings throughout the 2,369-square-foot interior. The first floor holds a handful of cabin-like living spaces, such as a living room with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and a kitchen splashed with teal tile. Upstairs are two bedroom suites, including a master with a sitting room, office and deck. From there, a third-level loft serves as an artist’s studio and expands to a covered lanai with canyon views. A private brick patio rounds out the landscaped grounds. Emil Alexander Schneeman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties held the listing. David Yun of Compass represented the buyer. Born in Norway, Kristen moved to Los Angeles with her family in the late ’50s and began starring in the sci-fi series “Lost in Space” a few years later. Her film credits include “Beach Blanket Bingo,” “Terminal Island” and “Battle Beyond the Stars.” She first listed the home for $3.595 million last year, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
2019-03-13Aaditya Thackeray interacts with the youth on current affairs in Thane - Mid-Day
Aaditya Thackeray interacts with the youth on current affairs in Thane Mar 13, 2019, 12:55 IST Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray attended an event at Town Hall in Thane on March 8, 2019, where he discussed the current issues with the young audiences About The Gallery Aaditya Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief recently attended an event at Town Hall in Thane on March 8, 2019, with the youtube star Nikunj Lotia alias 'Be You Nick' where they held a meet with the youth of the city to address their concerns.
2019-03-13Alerted by a commuter, Turbhe RPF nabs three 'fatka' thieves targeting train commuters - Times of India
Alerted by a commuter, Turbhe RPF nabs three 'fatka' thieves targeting train commuters Mar 13, 2019, 10:17 IST NAVI MUMBAI: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Turbhe nabbed three youths attempting to rob train commuters after a passenger alerted them about a fatka thief’s presence. On Monday afternoon, a youth was found armed with a stick on an overhead electric wire pole between Thane and Airoli. The complainant said that he was hitting the commuters standing on the footboard and was trying to rob their belongings while the two other accused were helping him. Those arrested by the RPF include Mayur Kamble (25), Aakash Vishwakarma (19) and Mohammad Shaikh (21), all residents of Digha. Lokesh Sagar, Turbhe RPF inspector, said, “Alert commuter Shailesh Achrekar, a Vikhroli resident, did not register a first information report (FIR), as he claimed that he was not robbed. The trio claimed that they had failed in their attempts to steal commuters of their belongings. However, we took suo motu cognizance of the offence. We arrested them after registering an FIR under Sections 153 and 147 of the Railways Act. On Tuesday, the JMFC railway court at Kalyan sent them to judicial custody.” Sagar added, “Acharekar boarded the Thane-Nerul local at 2.13 pm on Monday and alighted at Ghansoli at 2.27 pm, where he informed the cops about about the fakta gang targeting train commuters between Thane and Airoli station. Meanwhile, a similar message was conveyed by an announcer to a RPF constable. The RPF teams then rushed to the spot and cornered the three suspects loitering along the tracks near Mukund bridge and took them in custody after which they confessed that they were attempting to rob commuters by hitting them on their hands with a stick.”
2019-03-13Illicit liquor worth Rs 6 lakh seized - United News of India
Illicit liquor worth Rs 6 lakh seized Thane, Mar 13 (UNI) In a major crackdown on the illegal liquor distilleries in Moti Desai Village of Mumbra the officials of Crime Branch Unit I of the city, Thane Police commissionerate smashed equipment and accessories used for brewing to the tune of Rs 6.16 lakhs, the official said on Wednesday. However, the liquor operators escaped from the scene.
2019-03-13Bomb scare in train headed for Varanasi - Mumbai Mirror
Bomb scare in train headed for Varanasi Updated: Mar 13, 2019, 06:00 IST Passengers’ bags being checked at Igatpuri station Caller alerts Thane police of ‘suspicious bag’ below a berth; cops, RPF, GRP, bomb squad find nothing; hunt on for caller. A bomb scare aboard a Mumbai-Varanasi train put security agencies on alert on Tuesday. The Thane police received a call at 3.15 pm about a suspicious bag under a berth in coach S4 of LTT-Varanasi Kamayani Express. He even claimed to have heard some “suspicious noise” from the spot. The caller, however, said couldn’t say for certain if the bag was below berth 39 or 32. The train, which had left Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) at 12.40 pm, was stopped at Igatpuri station at 3.20 pm, and nearly all passengers de-boarded, said KK Ashraf, senior divisional security commissioner of Central Railway. The local police, Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, and the bomb detection and disposal squad of the Central Railway searched the entire train for three hours but found nothing suspicious. “A dog squad was also deployed, but nothing turned up. The train was given an all-clear by the bomb squad to proceed on its journey after the thorough search,” said Sunil Udasi, chief public relations officer, Central Railway. The authorities later identified the caller as Rajesh Lalmani Shukla, tracked him down to the vicinity of Kasara and said his motive behind making the call was being ascertained. “We are looking for him,” said an RPF official, refraining from terming the call a hoax. A GRP official said the bomb scare sent passengers into a tizzy.
2019-03-13Mumbai Speaks - Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai Speaks Updated: Mar 13, 2019, 07:43 IST Have you spotted them?Posters have cropped up all over Thane asking if anyone has spotted the missing Rafale files. In case anyone finds it, contact the ‘chowkidaar’, the banner screams. As election season heats up, we are all for a bit of creative campaigning! Does the city have so much water to waste? A burst pipe has not been attended to for days, says our reader. Sunil Chauhan draws our attention to a case of water leakage at Garden Lane, Shere-Punjab Society in Andheri East. He says water has been leaking from this pipe for the past three days and no action has been taken. “I thought Mumbai was facing a drinking water shortage,” he adds wryly. Water leakage at Garden Lane, Shere-Punjab Society in Andheri East. FACTS ARE IMPORTANT Beware the University of WhatsappSong swapA morphed video going viral on social media claims a Shaikh is singing a song calling for the construction of the Ram temple during Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Kuwait. The minister can be seen smiling and clapping along. The opening stanza says “Jo Ram ka nahin, mera kaam ka nahin”. Kuwaiti singer Mubarak Al-Rashid While the visual is authentic, the soundtrack of the video is fake. The person in the video is Kuwaiti singer Mubarak Al-Rashid, who sang Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav jan to’ when Swaraj addressed the Indian community in Kuwait in October 2018. The Ram temple song has replaced the bhajan in the doctored video. GO FIGURE! The web that tied the world 30 Age of the world wide web, as we know it today. On March 12 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, then a 33-year-old software engineer, submitted ‘Information Management: A Proposal’ to his boss, which then came to be known as the World Wide Web, which billions around the world now use to access the Internet. Google celebrated the day with a colourful doodle on Tuesday.
2019-03-13Thane: Doctors free senior of 552 kidney stones - Times of India
Thane: Doctors free senior of 552 kidney stones Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 05:59 IST THANE: In a rare case, as many as 552 stones were removed from the right kidney of a 75-year-old man with minimally invasive keyhole surgery, which involves a puncture of less than a centimetre width. The senior citizen had been suffering from a severe abdominal pain for almost a month. Dr Lokesh Sinha, consultant urologist at S R V Mamata Hospital, said, “The patient had severe abdominal pain. Investigations revealed that 552 stones in his right kidney, and we did a keyhole surgery. Only two stones were large, around 2 cm each, while the others were tiny. We inserted a tube with a less than 1 cm puncture near the kidney and broke the two big stones using laser and then removed all the stone particles with forceps. An endoscope was used to see the particles. The surgery took place over one and a half hours.” The doctors said the patient had a history of kidney stones. Around 35 years ago, had undergone an open surgery, due to which an obstruction was formed between his kidney and urethra. “There is a combination of reasons why he got kidney stones again. He has a history, there was an obstruction near the kidney, and also due to dehydration. We had to operate him using minimal invasion as he is a diabetic and a hypertension patient to make sure his kidney function does not deteriorate,” said Dr Sinha. Experts say kidney stone is one of the top five reasons for kidney failure. It may be recalled that in 2009, a total of 1.7 lakh kidney stones were removed by Dhule’s Dr Ashish Rawandale, creating a world record.
2019-03-13Pre-poll clean up drive: Over 3,000 banners taken off - Times of India
Pre-poll clean up drive: Over 3,000 banners taken off Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 09:08 IST THANE: More than 3,000 banners, posters, political flags and hoardings put up all over the city by political leaders and their functionaries in Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi Lok Sabha segment were ripped off or blackened by the authorities on Tuesday in keeping with the model code of conduct, which came into effect on Sunday. The clean-up drive is part of the pre-poll exercise by the state authorities to ensure that the voters are not influenced by any claims or announcements made by a political party or their leaders. Most political functionaries resort to these practices and put up their hoardings or posters in key junctions as it is the most cost-effective way to attract eyeballs and reach out to the voters. The figures compiled by the district administration late on Tuesday revealed that the highest number of such self-congratulatory posters and banners were found in the three assembly seats of Kopri-Panchpakhadi, Kalyan (west) and Kalyan (rural), Dhanaji Toraskar, the nodal officer of code of conduct said. The Bhiwandi LS constituency, had 957 illegal banners, whereas in Kalyan 1,529 political hoardings, graffiti were pulled down, while in Thane action was taken on 657 such posters and hoardings.
2019-03-13Cumberland County Bantam C Ramblers capture two championships on same day - Cumberland News Now
Cumberland County Bantam C Ramblers capture two championships on same day Contributed Published: 3 hours ago The Cumberland County Ramblers won the championship at the Corey Bates-Nick Merrill Friendship Minor Hockey Tournament on March 10 before traveling to Truro to claim the Colchester league Bantam C title later in the day. Members of the team are shown celebrating the Bates-Merrill title including: (front, from left) Jason Amos, Brady Gill, Ryan Smith, Kaden Cooke, Jasper Bushen, Thane McAloney, Parker Joudrie, (middle, from left) coach Kenny Smith, Delorian Clarke, Nate Atkinson, Alison Prendergast, Remi Meekins, Mitchell Annand, Luke Allen, Fiona Morris, assistant coach Troy Gill, assistant coach Sheldon Morris, (back, from left) assistant coach Geoff McAloney, Anickin Bouwens, Thomas Smith, Aiden McCulley, Chloe LeBlanc, James Martin, Braden Adams and Zack Pettigrew. - Contributed Claim Bates-Merrill title followed by Colchester league championships in Truro AMHERST, N.S. – It was a memorable day for the Cumberland County Bantam C Ramblers. Over a span of approximately 10 hours the team played four hockey games, and while likely exhausted the team won all four games taking home the gold at the Corey Bates-Nick Merrill Friendship Tournament and the Colchester Bantam C League championship banner. At the Bates-Merrill tournament, Kaden Cooke recorded the shutout and Ryan Smith had two goals and Thane McAloney two goals and an assist as the Ramblers won the Bantam C title with a 6-0 win over the TASA Sharks. James Martin and Anickin Bouwens each scored once while Aiden McCulley chipped in with an assist. As soon as that game was over, the club had to travel over the Cobequid Pass to play the Truro Contrast DKI Bearcats for the Colchester league title. Ryan Smith scored with 46 seconds left to give the Ramblers a 4-3 win with Thane McAloney adding an assist. McAloney also had two goals in the game while Brady Gill had a goal and two assists. Fiona Morris and Braden Adams each chipped in assists. Earlier in the day, the Ramblers defeated the Truro Black Bearcats 3-2 with Thane McAloney scoring on a penalty shot and Brady Gill and Anickin Bouwens each adding single goald to earn a spot in the league final. The team then had to rush back to Cumberland County to play in the Bates-Merrill semifinal, winning that game to earn a spot in the final with a 5-2 win over the Moncton Hawks. Aiden McCulley scored two goals and Brady Gill, Jasper Bushen and Thomas Smith each scored once in the win with Thane McAloney adding four assists. Nicholas Wilson scored once and added an assist for Moncton and Peter Shin scored the other Hawks’ goal. In other Bates-Merrill tournament action, the Cumberland County Golden Knights lost 7-2 to the North River Flames in the Atom C final. Dawson Fisher and Liam Welton scored for the Golden Knights with Madelyn Flanagan adding assists. Jake Farquharson scored three times for North River with Ben Phillips scoring twice and Devin Havenga and Jackson Fast each scoring once. The Peewee C final saw the Moncton Hawks get two goals from Yousoo Shin in a 3-0 win over the TASA Sharks. Dustin Fournier scored once and Tyler Canning added the shutout. 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2019-03-13Shapoorji Pallonji enters into Thane residential market with premium project - - Accommodation TAccimes
Shapoorji Pallonji enters into Thane residential market with premium project March 13, 2019 THANE: Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, today announced its entry into Thane residential market with the launch of its first premium residential project Northern Lights. The project is spread over 4.8 acres. The project site is strategically located at most preferred residential destinations in Thane. It is located adjacent to the Eastern Express Highway. As a location, it also enjoys proximity to well-developed social and civic infrastructure like education institutions, hospitals, commercial centres, retail zones and shopping malls. The project will offer modern living with more than 60 lifestyle amenities and features. Venkatesh Gopalkrishnan – CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate said, “We are excited to announce the launch of our first project in Thane which is one of the leading real estate markets in MMR Region. This project addition is part of our ambitious plan of entering into key residential markets.” Lifestyle-friendliness, excellent connectivity and quality social infrastructure are some of the determining factors that single out a residential destination. Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has a plan to develop around 80 million sq ft of residential projects in the next couple of years. These projects would be developed across its product portfolio and in cities like Mumbai, Delhi- NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Pune.
2019-03-1383 test positive, 1 dead of H1N1 in Thane district from January-March | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
83 test positive, 1 dead of H1N1 in Thane district from January-March 14th March, 2019 Around 22,338 patients were screened in the district. “While there have been no H1N1 patients in Thane rural, Ulhasnagar and Mira-Bhayander, the highest number of H1N1 positive cases were recorded in Thane city . THANE: In the last three months, one person died and 83 were detected H1N1 positive in Thane district As per the records of the Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS), out 119 suspected H1N1 patients, 83 were detected positive from January to March 11. Hence, there were no positive cases or any suspected patients in the first three months of 2018. So, they could have got infected,” said Dr. Gauri Rathod from DDHS. “At times patients do not consult a doctor and take self - medication. The authorities said that once they learnt that people were infected with the flu, they immediately started screening sessions in various health centres.
2019-03-13Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate announces maiden premium project in Thane - United News of India
Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate announces maiden premium project in Thane Thane, Mar 13 (UNI) Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate,a well-known name in the realty sector, on Wednesday announced its entry into Thane residential market with the launch of its first premium residential project Northern Lights. Spread over 4.8 acres of land, the project will offer different unit configurations of 2 BHK premium homes vis-a-vis 60 lifestyle amenities and serene hill view. The project site is strategically located on Pokhran Road No 2 which is adjacent to the Eastern Express Highway and is in close proximity to well-developed social and civic infrastructures.
2019-03-13Police raid eight illicit liquor dens in Thane - Afternoon Voice
Police raid eight illicit liquor dens in Thane Eight illegal liquor distilleries were raided by the police in Thane district of Maharashtra, an official said on Wednesday. The raids were conducted on Monday on the liquor dens located near a creek at Moti Desai village in Mumbra town, a police spokesperson said. Those working in the units managed to escape, she said, adding that the police seized illicit liquor, equipment and other material worth Rs 6.16 lakh from there. A case was registered and a search for those operating the units was underway, she added.
2019-03-13Man held for faking matrimonial profile, cheating woman of Rs 17 lakh - Times of India
Man held for faking matrimonial profile, cheating woman of Rs 17 lakh Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 07:51 IST MUMBAI: A 40-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly uploading a fake profile on a matrimonial website and conning a divorced woman of Rs 17 lakh. Cyber police nabbed Thane resident Nikhil Singh under Indian Penal Code sections for cheating, forgery and breach of trust as well as under the Information Technology Act. Police are now on the lookout for two more persons, including a woman, who helped Singh con her. Singh police said Singh pretended to be a mechanical engineer employed with a Texan oil company. This February, the woman lodged an FIR saying she had uploaded her profile on the matrimonial site in May 2018. Within a month, she got an email from one “Daniez” who shared his profile. Soon, they exchanged their phone numbers and began to chat. Daniez told her he would soon visit Mumbai as his company was to bag a contract in the city. He promised to marry her and take her to the US with him. Later, he told her his bank account had been suspended and he urgently needed $12,000 or around Rs 8.3 lakh. She transferred the sum through RTGS. In November 2018, he sent her another message saying a friend of his had met with an accident in Australia and his other friends had pitched in to pay his medical bills but he was unable to do so since his account had been suspended. “Thus, under some pretext or the other, he extracted Rs 17 lakh from her. When she tried to contact him, his phone was found to be switched off. We have arrested one man and are on the lookout for two more persons who played a key role in the crime and we believe they may have similarly duped many others,” said an officer.
2019-03-13State women’s kho-kho: RF Naik Vidyalaya just too good for Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir - Hindustan Times
State women’s kho-kho: RF Naik Vidyalaya just too good for Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir Updated: Mar 13, 2019 16:45 IST Playing with calm approach helped RF Naik Vidyalaya to defeat Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir 10-5 in the finals of the state women’s kho-kho tournament at Sanmitra Sangh, Kothrud on Tuesday. The two teams from Thane district have faced each other eight times in the season. RF Naik Vidyalaya has got the better of their opponent in all the clashes. “The kho-kho season starts from September and continues till May. The season is coming to an end and in most of the season’s final, we have faced the same opponent. It was the eighth final of the season and we have beaten them on all the occasion,” explains Priyanka Chavan, manager, RF Naik Vidyalaya. For RF Naik Vidyalaya, things began on a slow note as their players were making few fouls during the first innings. In the first five minutes RF Naik girls managed to out only one player from opponents team. In last four minutes of the first innings, the team got their momentum and they managed to out four players of Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir. While running RF Naik came out with flawless performance as their three players ran for seven minutes. It gave them an advantage as they went into half time with a scoreline of 5-3. In the second innings, the things became tougher for Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir as their star player, Priyanka Bhopi was out in the first two minutes which added pressure on other players and it led to mini collapse as four other players got out quickly. “Priyanka being an experienced player team is dependent on her. In the second innings she was not able to stay on the pitch for a long time which made things difficult for our team,” said Tejas Kadav, manager, Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir. For RF Naik, the second innings was better than the first one as their only two players got out in nine minutes which helped them to score five points victory. Know the game: Kho-Kho * Four innings of 9 minutes each * Team which wins toss decides to sit or run. * In each innings, both teams get to sit and run. * Besides haft-time of seven minutes, breaks between team changeovers is three minutes. * Team with least players out at end wins. Captain’s say: Tejashree Kondhalkar, RF Naik Vidyalaya “In the semi-final match our defence couldn’t perform that well but today we worked hard on it and it brought the result in our favour. Team’s performance kept on improving after every match.” Minal Bhoir, Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir “Few girls lack experience still we managed to reach the finals. We could have played better but unfortunately, we fell short. Overall the tournament was very good.”
2019-03-13Arrest logs for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Thegardenisland.com
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2019-03-13Troll says Arbaaz Khan's bank account is empty. Actor shuts him down with epic response - India Today
Troll says Arbaaz Khan's bank account is empty. Actor shuts him down with epic response UPDATED: March 13, 2019 11:53 IST When Arbaaz Khan's name cropped up in the IPL (Indian Premier League) betting scam, the nation was shocked. He admitted to placing bets and allegedly even lost almost Rs 3 crore. The Thane police recorded Arbaaz's statement in connection with the betting racket, and revealed that he was fully cooperating with them. On Arbaaz's chat show, Kareena Kapoor Khan read out a tweet by a troll which poked fun at his bank balance. The tweet read, "According to sources, Thane police has stopped all investigations on Arbaaz Khan after seeing his bank statements. In fact, constable Patil gave his Rs 100 with a beedi and said, 'Yeh le, minimum balance toh maintain kiya kar. Fine lag jayega.'" However, Arbaaz was far from offended and laughed, "Sach baat hai yeh. Mere account mein kuch paisa nahi hai." Arbaaz has produced the extremely successful Dabangg and Dabangg 2 under his banner, and Kareena refused to believe that he is bankrupt. "Aise ho nahi sakta! Aapne do superhit film banayi hai!" she interjected. On the work front, Arbaaz will produce the third installment of the popular Dabangg franchise, which will see Salman Khan return as Inspector Chulbul Pandey. The film is set to go on floors soon. Dabangg 3 will reportedly be shot over 90-100 days. Sonakshi Sinha will reprise her role as Salman's wife Rajjo.
2019-03-1383 test positive, 1 dead of H1N1 in Thane district from January-March - Times of India
83 test positive, 1 dead of H1N1 in Thane district from January-March Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 09:05 IST THANE: In the last three months, one person died and 83 were detected H1N1 positive in Thane district. As per the records of the Deputy Director of Health Services (DDHS), out 119 suspected H1N1 patients, 83 were detected positive from January to March 11. The authorities said that once they learnt that people were infected with the flu, they immediately started screening sessions in various health centres. Around 22,338 patients were screened in the district. “While there have been no H1N1 patients in Thane rural, Ulhasnagar and Mira-Bhayander, the highest number of H1N1 positive cases were recorded in Thane city . Most of the patients who suffered from the virus were from Ghodbunder Road. People from Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and Mira-Bhayander tend to travel to the outskirts of the city for job-related work or other meetings. So, they could have got infected,” said Dr. Gauri Rathod from DDHS. “At times patients do not consult a doctor and take self - medication. They are unable to identify the symptoms of the disease and so do not take proper medication. This makes the patient more weak and affects their health further. If the patient comes to the doctor late for treatment then the organisms start destroying the lungs, which deteriorates the patient’s health further,” said Dr. Rathod. It was also seen that as compared to the previous year (January till March 12), this year there were more H1N1 cases. But the screening was less by over 100 per cent, which was because the virus had not affected people, stated the authorities. Also, another factor for this was that by the end of 2017 the health department had brought in vaccinations, which people were taking. “It was seen that last year, due to the change in climatic conditions in monsoon, the H1N1 virus hit the patients and people started getting infected. Hence, there were no positive cases or any suspected patients in the first three months of 2018. While, this year during winter, the weather was cooler as compared to last year and which helped the virus to be in the atmosphere,” added Dr. Rathod.
2019-03-13PETA, police stop bullock cart race in Shahapur village | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
PETA, police stop bullock cart race in Shahapur village 14th March, 2019 However, as these illegal activities take place in remote villages, there may be many more that go unchecked,” said Asher. Thane: The smooth coordination between animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and rural police, coupled with the swift action taken by the latter, stopped a scheduled illegal bullock cart race in Shahapur’s Ambarje village much before it could commence on Sunday. On getting a tip off about a bullock cart race to be held in Shahpur on Sunday morning, PETA members immediately reached out to the Thane rural superintendent of police for help on Saturday night. “I got a call from a local in the area, who informed me that a few local bullock owners had organized a bullock race on Sunday morning and were inviting monetary bets for the same. As the Supreme Court (SC) has made it clear that such bullock cart races are illegal as they involve the beating of bulls with sticks and stabbing them with nails to force them to run, I immediately reached out to the Thane rural police the night before the scheduled race,” said Meet Ashar, PETA India lead emergency response coordinator. The Thane rural police then reached out to the organisers of the race and warned them that the execution of such an event was banned by the SC and they would be booked for cruelty to animals. While the organisers immediately called off the event, animal rights activists claimed that such illegal bullock cart racing events have become common across the state and many taking place in the interior regions continue to go unnoticed. “Over the past six months, we have prevented 25 to 30 such races from taking place in Maharashtra.
2019-03-13Shapoorji Pallonji enters Thane, launches its first residential project Northern Lights - Construction Week Online India
Shapoorji Pallonji enters Thane, launches its first residential project Northern Lights Tallest towers in Thane, with 60+ amenities 13 Mar 2019 Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has announced its entry into Thane residential market with the launch of its first premium residential project Northern Lights. The project is spread over 4.8 acres of land and will offer different unit configurations of 2 BHK premium homes.  The project site is strategically located on Pokhran Road No. 2 which is one of the most preferred residential destinations in Thane.  Shapoorji Pallonji Northern Lights is a thoughtfully designed premium project and will offer modern living with more than 60 lifestyle amenities and features such as the pool deck, music room, children play area, electronic gaming room, library, swimming pool, multi-purpose lawn, cricket pitch, senior citizens’ corner, urban farming zone, adventure climbing wall, etc. The construction will be done by Shapoorji Pallonji Group itself.Venkatesh Gopalkrishnan, CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, said, “We are excited to announce the launch of our first project in Thane which is one of the leading real estate markets in MMR Region. This project addition is part of our ambitious plan of entering into key residential markets. It also strengthens our development portfolio and fits well with our strategy of increasing product offering in the premium residential segment. We are confident that our newly launched project will meet customers’ expectations of premium living.” Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate has an ambitious plan to develop around 80 million sq. ft of residential projects in next couple of years. These projects would be developed across its product portfolio and in cities like Mumbai, Delhi- NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Pune.
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2019-03-12Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Thane gets poll-ready with flying squads, mobile app - Hindustan Times
Lok?Sabha Elections 2019: Thane gets poll-ready with flying squads, mobile app Updated: Mar 12, 2019 14:29 IST Seventy-two flying squads and 21 video-monitoring teams will keep an eye on Maharashtra’s Thane district, which will vote in the Lok Sabha elections on April 29, Thane district collector Rajesh Narvekar said on Monday. The district, which includes Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan Lok Sabha constituencies, has 60 lakh voters, with 340 belonging to the third gender and 3,883 differently-abled. The district will have 6,488 polling centres and some may require auxiliary centres too. “Political parties have been asked to be vigilant. Around 62,000 officials will be on election duty,” said Narvekar. A team of 718 police officers and 8,360 personnel will be deployed on the polling day. A mobile app, C-Vigil, has been launched to assist with election-related information and help file complaints against those seen flouting the model code of conduct. “Special provisions will be made for the differently abled, providing support such as vehicles and wheelchairs. Facilities such as drinking water and others will be provided at every polling centre,” said Narvekar.
2019-03-12A first in Maharashtra: Mitral vale in heart replaced through minimal invasion - Times of India
A first in Maharashtra: Mitral vale in heart replaced through minimal invasi Updated: Mar 12, 2019, 15:16 IST THANE: It was the third time that the 70-year-old former first lady of Thane underwent a cardiac surgery, but it was only this time that the medical team led by Dr Vijay Surase here junked the open-heart procedure and instead successfully accessed the heart to implant the mitral valve through a minimally-invasive incision from the groin. Pratibha Pradhan, wife of Thane’s first Mayor Satish Pradhan, who was operated last Tuesday here and recovering fast, is all smiles as the life-saving surgery by Dr Surase, interventional cardiologist at the Jupiter hospital, and his team got rid of the sudden breathlessness and acute chest pain that she was suffering. "She was suffering from cardiac ailment as the blood supply to the two chambers of the heart was interrupted. It was primarily due to degeneration of the mitral valve which was inserted during the earlier two open-heart operations. We had diagnosed the reason and that the cure lied in removal of the earlier mitral valve. However, considering her age and fragile health condition an open-heart surgery was ruled out and so we decided to do the mitral valve replacement procedure using Indian Meril Myval product,’’ Dr Surase told TOI. Mitral valve is a part between the upper left and lower left chamber of the heart and its function is to pump blood. Pradhan’s daughter Ashwini Kotwal said the family was worried as another the surgery would be extremely cumbersome for her mother. "She was in Pune when she started feeling breathless and was unable to sleep and complained of unease. We rushed her to Thane and after diagnosis the doctors assured us that they will not conduct an open-heart surgery and but would replace the mitral valve using another procedure where we would insert the new Indian-made valve in the existing degenerated valve,” Kotwal said. This was the first time in the state that a mitral valve was inserted in an already existing mitral valve and that the Indian-made valve costs Rs. 12 lakh, which is half the cost of a valve sold by international firms, Dr Surase claimed. “We conducted the percutaneous mitral valve replacement procedure, in which the mitral valve was inserted in a tube and the tube went directly to the heart through the fermoral vein. Then we fit the new valve it in the heart, so the old valve was crushed due to the new one and this one was positioned in its place,” said Dr Surase. The size of the mitral valve is of the diameter of a striker, in a carom board game and it is made of a tissue. The surgery took around an hour and the patient was lying in a 40 degree position as she could not lie down completely during the operation. Along with Dr. Surase was his team- Dr. Jayesh Dhareshwar, cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Nitin Burkule, interventional cardiologist, Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao, interventional cardiologist, Dr. Sneha Vaswani, anaesthetist. "It was important for the mitral valve to be placed in the right position and for the same we were using fluoroscopy, that is similar to an x-ray machine and also Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), which is like an ultrasound. A surgery was not done on the patient as she was a high-risk patient. Also, in open heart surgery there are 50 per cent chances of survival wherein in this procedure there are around five per cent chances of death,” said Dr. Jayesh Dhareshwar, cardiovascular surgeon. Percutaneous mitral valve replacement procedure:- The mitral valve was inserted inside a tube. The tube was then inserted inside the fermoral vein, which was near the groin and as it connects near the heart, the tube went till the heart. When the tube reached the heart, it went in the upper right chamber then it went into the upper left chamber and then in the lower left chamber. When it reached near the previous valve which was there, the new one was fixed in its place, due to which the earlier one tore.
2019-03-12State women’s kho-kho: All-Thane final sets up all-star clash - Hindustan Times
State women’s kho-kho: All-Thane final sets up all-star clash Updated: Mar 12, 2019 16:38 IST Two clubs from Thane -- RF Naik Vidyalaya and Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir - are all set to battle it out in the final of the state women’s Kho Kho tournament at Sanmitra Sangh, Kothrud, on Tuesday. In the semi-finals on Monday, RF Naik Vidyalaya got the better of Narsinha Krida Mandal, Pune, 19-10, while in the second semi-final Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir (5) defeated Aryan Sports Club, Ratnagiri (4). In the first match, RF Naik Vidyalaya, with a mixture of good defensive and attacking skill, scored a nine-point victory. The architect was Pournima Sakpal, who spent 4.50 minutes on the pitch for her team. “Our team is strong in defence. There is still room of improvement and we will improve in the final,” said Mayur Palande, coach, RF Naik Vidyalaya. Pournima got good support from Roopali Bade and Pranali Magar, as the duo clocked 1.50 minutes and 1.40 minutes, respectively. “Nine players from our team have the experience of playing at state level so it helps. A few players are new, but they are also doing a good job,” added Palande. In the second semi-final, both the teams came out with a strong defensive show and in the end it was Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir who pull out a one-point victory. “Girls are all set for the final. Till now, they have come out with very good performances and tomorrow we will face a team from our district whom we know. We are ready for them,” added Narendra Mengal, coach of Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir. Priyanka Bhopi was the star player for Shiv Bhakti Vidya Mandir, remaining not out during both innings. In the first innings she ran for 4.40 minutes, while in the second innings, Bhopi ran for 4.50 minutes. “Both clubs are not only famous in Maharashtra, but the whole nation knows them as they have produced very good Kho-Kho players. It will be an exciting final,” added Mengal. Results: Semi-final 1: RF Naik Vidyalaya, Thane 19 beat Narsinha Krida Mandal, Pune 10. Half Time: 10-5 Semi-final 2: Shiv Bhakt Vidya Mandir, Thane 5 beat Aryan Sports Club, Ratnagiri 4. Half Time: 4-2
2019-03-12Cidco to file caveat against Nerul school trustees soon - Times of India
Cidco to file caveat against Nerul school trustees Updated: Mar 13, 2019, 10:21 IST MUMBAI: Cidco is planning to file a caveat this week, following a spate of caveats that have already been filed in district and Bombay high courts by the principal of St Xavier’s high school and junior college, Nerul, parent teachers association (PTA). Not leaving anything to chance, Cidco is also filing a caveat on its eviction order issued against the trustees of the second school trust on February 20 to ensure that the trustees do not get any interim relief or stay without the various parties being heard. The caveat application filed by the principal of the school, Manisha Andhansare against St Xavier’s Education Trust New Bombay before the district court Thane states, “The caveator prays that, no order regarding status-quo, interim relief or stay be passed without hearing this caveator.’’ Andhansare told TOI on Tuesday, “The district court is the concerned authority as per Bombay Eviction Act, 1955, but sometimes a writ is filed before the Bombay high court. This is why I have filed the caveat in both the courts.’’ Karan Shinde, estate officer of town service department (I), Cidco said, “We will be filing a caveat possibly by this week.’’ Sudhir Dani, a member of PTA said, “We filed the caveat after the Cidco asked the trustees to evict the school premises in its order.”
2019-03-12CR to install digital maps across stations - The Hindu
CR to install digital maps across stations UPDATED: MARCH 13, 2019 00:26 IST Stations on the suburban section of Central Railway (CR) will soon have large digital maps to help people navigate them. As part of the plan, 46 digital boards will be installed at 18 stations of the division. A senior CR official said the contract will include installation and maintenance of the boards for five years. Each digital board will be 9.45 ft x 6.30 ft, with multiple screens, half of which can be used for advertising. The other half will have a complete map of the station showing access to platforms, foot overbridges, key offices such as the station master’s office, and other passenger amenities such as toilets and ticket windows. CR stands to potentially earn around ?27 lakh per year through this initiative. “We will be killing two birds with a stone. The Railways will incur no cost to install and maintain the amenity. A map will garner commuter interest andwill be a prime location for displaying advertisements,” an official said. The stations have not been finalised, but the boards will be installed at major stations such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Kurla, Thane and Kalyan. Non-fare revenue The boards are the latest initiative of the CR under their efforts to ramp up non-fare revenue (NFR). After the Railways’ plan to issue NFR contracts at a pan-India level failed, the authority to implement schemes under the NFR was given back to divisions in June last year, after which a series of initiatives have been rolled out, which include traditional advertising as well as those such as on-board shopping on long-distance passenger trains. CR will soon set up ‘self-ticketing zones’, for which the contract was awarded last year under the non-fare revenue bucket. Like the digital boards, the ticketing zones will be set up by the contractor, who will be able to sell advertising space in the zones. “If we had to set up these zones we would have had to spend several lakhs, but instead we will be earning ?22 lakh per year,” a CR official said.
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2019-03-12Thane: 5 held for killing driver, looting truck in Feb - The Asian Age
Thane: 5 held for killing driver, looting truck in Feb Published : Mar 12, 2019, 6:48 am IST Mumbai: Five persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a 35-year-old truck driver and looting the consignment in Thane district in February, the police said Monday. Thane police superinte-ndent (rural) Shivaji Rathod said that they tracked down the accused through CCTV footages, and finally picked them up Sunday from various places. At 11 am on February 26, an abandoned truck was found at Bhiwandi Gangaram Pada near Shangrila resort, Vadpe village. Residents found a body on the cleaner’s seat. SP Rathod then ordered crime branch officers to conduct a parallel inquiry. The police got information from its sources and checked CCTV footage of the highway. The Bhiwandi police booked the accused Mohammad Azmal Vasi Ahmed Shaikh, Mohammad Shakhir Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, Jahanjeb Amin Khan, Imran Ali Khan and Kaif Ahmed Altaf Shaikh, all in their 30s, under various sections including 302 (murder), 396 (dacoity with murder), 34 (common intention) etc. of the IPC. They are all reside-nts of Mumbai and Bhi-wandi in Thane district. Upon interrogation, the accused told the police that Kaif Shaikh had given the other accused Rs 10,000 in advance to bring cement blocks. On February 26, they found a truck carrying cement blocks. They stopped the truck and found that its driver, Subhash Yadav, was their acquaintance. The accused then asked him for a lift. While heading towards Gujarat, the accused stopped the truck at Vadpe village and then hit Yadav with an iron rod on his head. They unlo-aded 951 blocks worth over Rs 64,000 from the truck and parked the truck near Shangrila resort.
2019-03-12Police stop bullock cart race in Thane - The Asian Age
Police stop bullock cart race in Thane Published : Mar 12, 2019, 3:22 am IST Mumbai: The Thane rural police, on learning about a bullock cart race that was scheduled to take place on March 10 in Ambarje village near Shahapur in Thane district, sprang into action. The police worked in coordination with the NGO People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and stopped the illegal and cruel spectacle, said Thane police superintendent (Rural), Shivaji Rathod. “We have also sensitised the people involved in it, about cruelty to animals,” he said. The apex court has de-clared bullock cart races as illegal, said PETA member, Meet Ashar. Ashar further stated that, “Animals are not ours to use for entertainment… or abuse in any other way.” He said that during races, bulls are often beaten mercilessly with wooden sticks that are spiked with nails in order to get them to run in the sweltering heat and that the painful twisting and biting of their tails is common. Such events are also a threat to public safety. In October, in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Ajay Marathe, in which PETA India filed an intervention application, the High Court of Bombay passed an order stating that it’s bound by the observations and views of the 2014 Supreme Court judgment that banned bullock cart races across the country.
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2019-03-12CCI snooker: Joshi, Sissodia score contrasting victories - Business Standard
CCI snooker: Joshi, Sissodia score contrasting victories March 12, 2019 19:46 IST BPCL's Devendra Joshi and Madhya Pradesh's Bharat Sissodia Tuesday scored contrasting wins in their respective third round matches of the CCI All India Open Snooker Championship here. The Mumbai-based cueist Joshi, representing Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), rattled up two half century breaks to outshine his city rival Mayank Bhavsar and win in three straight frames. Joshi, after taking the first frame, was in full flow and constructed breaks of 59 in the second and 55 in the third to complete the clean sweep and advance to the round of 64. Earlier, Sissodia showed a remarkable fighting spirit as he recovered to turn the tables on Arun Kumar of Thane and notch win after five well-contested frames. Sissodia lost the first two frames by close margins, but bounced back in style by compiling a run of 64 to pocket the third one which was the turning point. He comfortably won the fourth and fifth frames to snatch a deserving victory and make it to the fourth round. Results First round: Malkeet Singh (Railways) beat Sarang Shroff (Mumbai) 3-1 (2-82(55), 62-55, 67-33,78(60)-10). Second round: Rafath Habib (Railways) beat Sunil Jain (Mumbai) 3-0 (70-56, 64-23, 60-28), Mohd Hussain Khan (Railways) beat Kiran Chheda 3-0 (64(33)-18. 62(45)-9, 74(47)-9); Abhinav Dhiman beat Chintamani Jadhav (Pune) 3-0 (61-16, 56-53, 62-48); Rishabh Thakkar (Mumbai) beat Shiva Sharma (AP) 3-0 (63-37, 63-30, 75-20); Anuj Uppal (Delhi) beat Tanmay Jatkar 3-0 (50-37, 72-9, 85-1); Vimal Mariwala (Mumbai) beat Raj Khandwala (Mumbai) 3-2 (43-74, 26-54, 64-30, 65-8, 60-25). Third round: Abhishek Ahuja (Delhi) beat Manoj Nandwani (Ulhasnagar) 3-0 (53-45, 69-30, 62-49); Bharat Sissodia (MP) beat Arun Kumar (Thane) 3-2 (40-47, 35-39, 79(64)-10, 67-19, 66-34); Devendra Joshi (Mumbai) beat Mayank Bhavsar (Mumbai) 3-0 (66-29, 79(59)-0, 88(55)-0).
2019-03-12SPO-SNOOKER-CCI - THE WEEK
2019-03-12Aimpoint to provide controls for the Carl Gustaf - Military Times
Aimpoint to provide controls for the Carl Gustaf By: Staff   Malmö, Sweden based Aimpoint has been awarded a $24USD million firm, fixed-price contract to supply the U.S. military with the FCS13-RE Fire Control System. That system will be deployed as the primary fire control on the new M3-E1 MAAWS lightweight 84mm Carl Gustaf produced by SAAB Dynamics. If you haven’t used one yourself, you may have at least seen it in the movie War of the Worlds or games like Far Cry 5 and ArmA III The FCS13-RE is a direct view, Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight, which utilizes an integrated laser range finder and ballistic computer to give the gunner an aiming point corrected for range, type of munition, terrain angle, and environmental conditions. In addition to the 84mm Carl Gustaf, the system can also be utilized on other crew served weapons including 40 mm high velocity grenade launchers, and 12.7 mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine guns. The FCS13-RE provides a very high probability of first-shot hit on both stationary and moving targets at extended ranges and utilizes a very intuitive user control interface. The system can be enhanced with modular magnification and thermal imaging components and is compatible with all generations of military night vision equipment. The selection of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE for use on the M3-E1 Carl Gustaf followed extensive tests and evaluations conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. “Having delivered over one million M68CCO close combat optics to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force since 1997, Aimpoint has proven to be a highly reliable supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “This latest contract for electronic Fire Control Systems shows that Aimpoint has continued to increase our technical capabilities, and to offer new cutting-edge products for use by our most prestigious military customers.” “In combination with the new lightweight M3-E1 Carl Gustaf, the FCS13-RE greatly increases the lethality and survivability of troops in the field. The ability to quickly and accurately place the first shot directly on target with a high degree of certainty represents the true value of this system” said Thane Smith, Military Sales Director at Aimpoint Inc. Deliveries of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE are scheduled for 2019. The system will be fielded by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command. Sign up for GearScout Weekly Get your fill of tactical coolness with guns, gear, bullets and moto content each week. 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For more newsletters click here × Fear of missing out? Fear no longer. Be the first to hear about breaking news, as it happens. You'll get alerts delivered directly to your inbox each time something noteworthy happens in the Military community. Thanks for signing up. By giving us your email, you are opting in to our Newsletter: Sign up for GearScout Weekly Comments Crye Precision continues to innovate its products to fit the missions of top tier special operators With a focus on adaptability and real-world operations, Crye Precision has refined its popular combat pant and shirt for hot-weather battlefields. Also new for 2019 are updates to the popular Airlite chest rig that allows for a variety of mission-specific configurations. 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2019-03-12Local students earn conservation awards - Madisonville Meteor
Local students earn conservation awards Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:44 am The Freestone County Soil & Water Conservation District and Anderson-Houston Soil & Water Conservation District hosted their Annual Land/HomeSite Career Development Contest on March 7 at the Amerada Ranch in Fairfield. Winners on the HomeSite Judging side were Adrian Edwards from Madisonville FFA (First Place), Blake Georg from Madisonville FFA (Second Place), Maddie Tharp from Teague FFA (Third Place) and the Freestone County SWCD Scholarship winner was Emily Bonner from Fairfield FFA. Winners on the Land Judging side were Ian Fitzgerald from Teague FFA (First Place), Cayden LeBlanc from Grapeland FFA (Second Place) and Madilyn McCombs from Grapeland FFA (Third Place). LeBlanc also won the Anderson-Houston SWCD Scholarship while Thane Harrison from Teague FFA won the Freestone County SWCD Scholarship. All parties send a great thanks to the Natural Resource Conservation Service team and soil scientists for their technical expertise as well as Mr. George Crocker, owner and operator of Amerada Ranch.
2019-03-12Thane: 5 held for killing driver, looting truck in Feb - The Asian Age
Thane: 5 held for killing driver, looting truck in Feb Published : Mar 12, 2019, 6:48 am IST Mumbai: Five persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a 35-year-old truck driver and looting the consignment in Thane district in February, the police said Monday. Thane police superinte-ndent (rural) Shivaji Rathod said that they tracked down the accused through CCTV footages, and finally picked them up Sunday from various places. At 11 am on February 26, an abandoned truck was found at Bhiwandi Gangaram Pada near Shangrila resort, Vadpe village. Residents found a body on the cleaner’s seat. SP Rathod then ordered crime branch officers to conduct a parallel inquiry. The police got information from its sources and checked CCTV footage of the highway. The Bhiwandi police booked the accused Mohammad Azmal Vasi Ahmed Shaikh, Mohammad Shakhir Riaz Ahmed Shaikh, Jahanjeb Amin Khan, Imran Ali Khan and Kaif Ahmed Altaf Shaikh, all in their 30s, under various sections including 302 (murder), 396 (dacoity with murder), 34 (common intention) etc. of the IPC. They are all reside-nts of Mumbai and Bhi-wandi in Thane district. Upon interrogation, the accused told the police that Kaif Shaikh had given the other accused Rs 10,000 in advance to bring cement blocks. On February 26, they found a truck carrying cement blocks. They stopped the truck and found that its driver, Subhash Yadav, was their acquaintance. The accused then asked him for a lift. While heading towards Gujarat, the accused stopped the truck at Vadpe village and then hit Yadav with an iron rod on his head. They unlo-aded 951 blocks worth over Rs 64,000 from the truck and parked the truck near Shangrila resort.
2019-03-12Bhima Koregoan case: SC asks HC to decide on Navlakha's plea - Outlook India
Bhima Koregoan case: SC asks HC to decide on Navlakha's plea 12 MARCH 2019 New Delhi, March 12 The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Bombay High Court to decide on a plea moved by activist Gautam Navlakha for quashing of the FIR filed by Maharashtra police against him in the Bhima Koregoan case. The Bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, asked the high court to decide on Navlakha's pending plea within eight weeks. The plea is pending in the high court since October 2018. Navlakha along with Sudha Bhardwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira are accused in the Bhima Koregoan case and for alleged links with the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist. The court order came in the course of the hearing of a plea by the Maharashtra government challenging a Delhi High Court order granting bail to Navlakha, while setting aside the order of transit remand that was earlier passed by a Delhi court. Appearing for Maharashtra, advocate Nishant Katneshwarkar said how could there be a habeas corpus petition when the accused is in lawful and judicial custody. He also questioned the court for seeking the case diary when the five accused were arrested from five different locations in Delhi, Faridabad, Thane, Mumbai and Hyderabad. The matter relates to alleged singing of "objectionable songs" and instigating comments, speeches sloganeering 'Elgar Conference' by accused Sudhir Dhawale and others at Bhima Koregaon 'Shouryadin Prerna Abhiyan', organised by the Kabir Kala Manch on December 31, 2017. Accusing the five of their links with CPI(Maoist), the Maharashtra government alleged they misled the backward people to infuse radical Maoist thoughts in their minds. As a part of their policy, the Kabir Kala Manch members Sudhir, Dhavale and others made instigating speech at various places in the state, which would "create enmity and violence in the society", the Maharashtra petition had said.
2019-03-12Thane Municipal Corporation releases first list of residents under cluster development scheme - DNA India
Thane Municipal Corporation releases first list of residents under cluster development scheme Updated: Mar 12, 2019, 06:50 AM IST The Thane Municipal Corporation has released the first list of residents, of four out of six areas, who are eligible to get a house under the cluster development scheme. It has given a period of 30 days to those whose names are not there in the list to submit appropriate documents in order to get their names included in the list. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) released the first list of eligible residents from Kopri, Hajuri, Rabodi, and Lokmanyanagar who are included in the cluster development scheme (CDS) on March 9. “The list is available on our website, ward office, and cluster cell in the TMC office. Within 30 days the residents have to furnish the required documents to benefit under CDS. They can also submit their objections in this period,” says Sandip Malvi, public relations officer, TMC. Residents who have more than one tenement and pay taxes for all of them, are also required to enlist their names. “However, they will get only one tenement under the scheme,” he says. The cut off date for eligibility is March 4, 2014 and those who have not paid property tax and water bills, those whose names are not there in the tax payers list and water bills, are also required to submit the required documents. They need to get their names enlisted to benefit from the CDS. All the home owners as well as tenants/benefeciaries are required to submit their ownership papers as well as proof of residence in the next 30 days. “Since Kisannagar and Tekdi Bangla is a big area we are doing their biometric survey from March 12 and publish their first list soon,” he adds. Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyan (TMJA) a non-political outfit has, however, demanded that the period for residents to furnish documents be increased to three months. “There will be Lok sabha elections in April and residents as well as TMC officials will be busy in election work. So they should increase the time limit to 90 days till June 8, 2019,” says Sanjeev Sane, president, TMJA.
2019-03-12Mumbai: Rs 12.79 lakh relief for road mishap victim's kin - Free Press Journal
Mumbai: Rs 12.79 lakh relief for road mishap victim’s kin March 12, 2019 7:32 am Thane: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) in Thane has awarded over Rs 12 lakh compensation to the family of a man who died in a road accident in 2015. MACT member R N Rokade last week ordered the offending vehicle’s owner and its insurer, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, to pay Rs 12.79 lakh to the family of Sheshamal Pawar. The claimants, including Pawar’s wife and his parents, told the tribunal Sheshamal, then 30 years old, worked as a labourer and earned Rs 10,000 per month. Pawar was travelling in a van on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway on August 13, 2015. When the vehicle reached near Pelhar village, his mobile phone fell on the road, and as he got down to pick up his phone, the van’s driver reversed the vehicle, crushing him to death. Later, a case was registered at the Waliv police station against the driver, the family told the tribunal, adding Pawar was their sole bread winner. While the insurance firm contested the claim, the van’s owner did not appear before the tribunal, and hence, the matter was decided ex-parte against him. MACT member Rokade said the claimants were entitled to recover the compensation amount from the opponents jointly and severally. He ordered the insurance firm to deposit Rs 12,79,600 along with interest payable on it before the tribunal and recover it from the van owner by initiating appropriate legal proceedings.
2019-03-12Mumbai Uiversity postpones exams clashing with polling phases in April - The Indian Express
Mumbai Uiversity postpones exams clashing with polling phases in April Updated: March 12, 2019 4:02:38 am The University of Mumbai has decided to postpone some exams that would coincide with the voting phases of the Lok Sabha election. The first phase of the polls is scheduled on April 23 in Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Nashik, Pune and Silvassa, and the second on April 29 in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad (Maval). During the first phase, exams that were to be held from April 22 to 24 will be postponed. In the second phase, exams that were to be held on April 29 and 30, will be postponed, the university said. The revised schedule for the postponed papers will be announced shortly. Many colleges under the university are election centres. The university has decided not to hold the examination on April 24 and April 30, as teachers who will be deputed on poll duty might get late on the day after the polls are held, a statement issued by the university said.
2019-03-12Electorate in Mumbai’s Thane grows by 10.53% since 2014 - The Hindu
Electorate in Mumbai’s Thane grows by 10.53% since 2014 UPDATED: MARCH 12, 2019 12:15 IST There has been a 10.53% increase in the number of voters in Thane district since the Lok Sabha election in 2014, District Collector Rajesh Narvekar said on Monday. The total number of people in the district eligible to vote for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls stood at 60,94,308 (60.94 lakh), which includes 33,22,965 (33.22 lakh) men, or about 54% of the electorate, he said. The number of transgender voters in the district has also increased from 32 in 2014 to 340 this time, the collector said. Facilites for PwDs The district’s electorate also includes 3,883 persons with disabilities (PwDs), and polling booths will be equipped with facilities like ramps and palanquins with volunteers to ensure that voters with disabilities can reach the booth without hassle. If required, transport would be arranged for such voters from their residence to the polling booth, Mr. Narvekar said. He said that voter numbers of persons with disabilities might increase, as data related to them is being collected currently. Thane district has three Lok Sabha constituencies: Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan. A staff of 62,000 would be deployed to conduct the election in the district, Mr. Narvekar said.
2019-03-11Maharashtra: Political party worker arrested, 10 booked for attacking MSEDCL staff | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Maharashtra: Political party worker arrested, 10 booked for attacking MSEDCL staff 12th March, 2019 The Thane rural police on Sunday arrested a political party worker and booked 10 others for allegedly attacking a four-member team of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), including an engineer. We have arrested Khan, who was produced before the court and remanded in police custody till Wednesday,” assistant police inspector Sandeep Nigde said. The incident happened Saturday, when the MSEDCL team, including Badlapur branch engineer Prashant Raut, reached Vagani area on Karjat-Badlapur Highway as part of a drive to collect overdue bills. In his complaint, Raut said the group alerted the police when the mob blocked their path and roughed up the team members. He said the local Kulgaon police, which sent a team to the spot, had rescued the men from the mob.
2019-03-11Body of man found floating in Thane creek - The Asian Age
Body of man found floating in Thane creek Mar 11, 2019, 8:04 am IST Mumbai: The corpse of an unidentified man wrapped in a plastic bag was found in a creek in the Kalher area of Thane on Saturday evening. According to the police, they were informed about the body on Saturday evening after a local resident went to the Reti Bunder to immerse flowers and discovered the corpse floating there. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of murder, and a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused, the police said. An officer at the Narpoli police station said, “The body was later fished out and sent for a post-mortem.” “The police suspect that the man, aged around 30 to 40 years, was murdered and the body was later dumped in the creek, a police officer said. A case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence of an offence) was registered and a manhunt has begun to find the murderer,” he added. The police is going through missing person reports to ascertain the deceased’s identity. Thane police officials said, “It appears that the body had been in the water for a long time as the flesh has been nibbled by fish. We have sent the body to a civic hospital for examination, but no superficial injuries were spotted.”
2019-03-11Thane civic body gets tahsildar's rap over 'illegal' debris dumping - Mumbai Mirror
Thane civic body gets tahsildar's rap over 'illegal' debris dumping Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 06:00 IST The Thane tahsildar has issued a notice to the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for allegedly dumping debris in a mangrove buffer zone as part of its project to develop eight waterfronts from Kalwa to Gaimukh on Ghodbunder Road. TMC, which has been directed by the tahsildar to remove the debris, claimed that the dumping was done by unidentified and unauthorised persons. Activist Rohit Joshi, who has been fighting to save the mangroves, however, said its contractors were behind it. Last year, the TMC had drawn flak for undertaking the project spanning 10.58 km, that aims to build promenades, jogging tracks, walkways, playgrounds, cycle tracks, an open gymnasium, food courts and benches, without the relevant permissions from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority. The coastal regulatory body had then directed the civic body to immediately halt work. The TMC had in 2010 proposed to develop the waterfronts of Parsik-Reti Bunder, Gaimukh, Kolshet, Kavesar-Waghbil, Kalwa-Shastri Nagar, Saket-Balkum, Nagla bunder and Kopri. The project finally took shape in 2017. The development is expected to cost Rs 260 crore. Joshi had filed a PIL last year on alleged illegalities in project and had claimed that no permission was in place. He had said the affected areas fall in the high tide line where construction can be undertaken only after permissions from the environment department. Complaints were also sent to the Konkan division wetlands committee. The notice from the tahsildar, dated February 26, stated that based on orders from this committee, the debris has to be removed. Mirror reached out to TMC Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, but he was not available for comment. Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sandeep Malvi asserted that the civic body was only undertaking work for which permission had been granted. Mohan Kalal, TMC executive engineer, said the civic body has responded to the notice. Deputy Engineer Mahesh Amritkar claimed that unauthorised people were behind the dumping of debris, and police complaints in this regard have been registered." Joshi told Mirror that police complaints over destruction of wetlands and mangroves in TMC's jurisdiction have been filed in the last two years. "TMC's authorised contractors are behind this. TMC started the waterfront development project work without the requisite environmental clearances. The Bombay High Court has stayed illegal dumping at waterfront sites and the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority and the wetlands committee, too, have directed TMC to stop work," he said.
2019-03-11Leopard attacks 6 persons including forest officer in India - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua
Leopard attacks 6 persons including forest officer in India 2019-03-11 16:21:14 MUMBAI, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Six persons including a forest officer were injured after a leopard attacked them on Sunday afternoon in Nashik district of India's Maharashtra state, media reported on Monday. Conditions of the five villagers and the forest officer were said to be stable after they were admitted to hospital for treatment. A rescue team has been deployed by the forest office to safely capture the leopard. In February, a leopard was seen at a shopping mall in Thane city of Maharashtra, who was later tranquilized and taken to safety by the forest officials.
2019-03-11Mumbai Crime: Two men arrested for circulating Rs 4 lakh in fake currency - Free Press Journal
Mumbai Crime: Two men arrested for circulating Rs 4 lakh in fake currency March 11, 2019 12:50 pm The Mumbai police’s Crime Branch has arrested two men for allegedly circulating Rs 4 lakh in fake currency. According to Mid-Day, the duo was identified as Asabullah Shaikh (28) and Asmi Karmkar. Asabullah Shaikh is a carpenter. The duo circulated Rs 4 lakh in fake currency through small shops and street-side hawkers in Mumbai and Thane. The cops have said that Karmkar would travel to Mumbai with the fake currency from West Bengal and hand it over to Shaikh, who then brought it into circulation here. During investigation, Shaikh told cops that he used to visit crowded shops in the evening to buy goods valuing around Rs 200-500, give a Rs 2,000 note and receive change in genuine currency. He also said that he would visit markets in Kandivili, Nalasopara, Vasai Road and Bhiwandi during the rush. He used fake currency to buy a variety of goods, varying from clothes to accessories. He used to shop goods worth around Rs 3,000 to 4,000 daily and earn around Rs 2,500 to 3,000 (real currency)as a change in return. Shaikh during questioning told cops that he was arrested three times before too, but escaped by saying that he was given the fake note by some other shopkeeper. In 2011, Shaikh was arrested by the crime branch with fake currency and was jailed for one and a half year for the same. But he visited West Bengal again after his release to continue the fake currency business.
2019-03-11Food-Poisoning at IIT Bombay: 30 Students Fall ill After Consuming Sweets, BMC Inspects Hostel Mess - LatestLY
Food-Poisoning at IIT Bombay: 30 Students Fall ill After Consuming Sweets, BMC Inspects Hostel Mess Mar 11, 2019 03:52 PM IST Mumbai, March 11: In a case of food-poisoning and negligence by the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-Bombay) canteen and food staff, 30 girl students complained that they fell ill after eating the sweets from the hostel mess. Meanwhile, the poisoned food has been sent for lab testing. n a report in English daily The Times of India, the daily reported that the institute has yet not found the cause of food poisoning in the campus. However, it has accepted that food poisoning is the reason for the girl students falling ill. A hostel resident was quoted saying by the daily that the students who had food on Saturday evening complained of vomiting after consuming the food and sweets at the hostel mess on Saturday night. The warden was then informed about the students falling ill. At 5 AM in the morning, a mail was sent to all students in the campus to report if they showed any signs of food-poisoning. The students who complained of ill-health and symptoms were given medical care. IIT Bombay spokesperson said that the canteen has been closed for sanitation purpose following the complaints. It will reopen tomorrow. The spokesperson also informed that BMC inspected the mess and the food has been sent to lab for testing. The girls are said to be stable now.
2019-03-11Vikhe Patil scion moves to BJP as NCP denies seat - Mid-Day
Vikhe Patil scion moves to BJP as NCP denies seat Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 12:42 IST Dr Sujay Vikhe Patil, son of senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, decided to switch over to the BJP after his father's formal requests to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for vacating the Ahmedanagar Lok Sabha seat yielded no result. Sujay will be inducted in the ruling party on Tuesday and drafted as a candidate from the Ahmednagar Lok Sabha seat. Last week, mid-day had reported about Sujay's intention and a series of meetings he held with BJP leader Girish Mahajan to decide the course of action. The Vikhe Patil scion will replace BJP's sitting MP Dilip Gandhi in Ahmednagar, where he had staked claim to a seat traditionally fought by the NCP. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will preside over his welcome party on Tuesday. Sources close to the family said Radhakrishna would remain in the Congress for now. Apart from the prolonged feud between the Vikhe Patil and Pawar families, the NCP's game plan of weakening the Congress in the district is believed to be the reason for turning down Radhakrishna's request. Sujay's BJP candidature would certainly impact the Congress's neighbouring seat Shirdi (reserved), where the family's influence might make the ruling party even stronger. The Vikhe Patils have quit Congress earlier as well. Radhakrishna's father Balasaheb, a legendary sugar cooperative leader and eight-time MP, was part of the Shiv Sena for some time and served as a union minister as well. His feud with Sharad Pawar prompted his shift. Radhakrishna too was a Sena minister in the saffron alliance's first government in power in 1995. Mumbai, Thane vote on April 29 Six segments in Greater Mumbai and four constituencies in Thane districts will go to polls on April 29. Voting in Maharashtra's 48 seats will be held in four phases. The first phase on April 11 will have seven seats; second phase on April 18 will have all 10 seats; third phase on April 23 will have 14 seats and the fourth phase on April 29 will have 17 seats.
2019-03-11Pvt military training centres get a free run sans regulation in Pune - Times of India
Pvt military training centres get a free run sans regulation in Pune Mar 11, 2019, 10:41 IST PUNE: The government must introduce an apt regulatory mechanism to curb instances of cheating and other malpractices by private military training centres, officials from the Maharashtra Sainik Welfare Department (MSWD) have said. Recently, after action was taken jointly by the military intelligence (MI) unit of the Army’s Southern Command and police units in Kolhapur and Satara, at least two such bogus training centres/institutes were unearthed and are being investigated for allegedly cheating young jobseekers. Earlier, the Thane crime branch had arrested serving soldiers in Nagpur and Bombay Engineering Group and Centre (BEG & C) at Kirkee in 2017 for their involvement in a similar racket. “At least 100 private military training academies are currently operating in Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Pune districts. Most of them are run by retired junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and ex-servicemen. While they prepare youngsters in attaining physical fitness, general knowledge and skills to face interviews, some of unscrupulous elements in these institutes also promise aspirants jobs against hefty amounts and commission from their salaries for a stipulated period,” a senior officer from the Satara police told TOI. Lt Col R R Jadhav, deputy director of MSWD, said, “To stop such illegal practices, a proper regulatory mechanism is required. In the absence of such a mechanism, many academies are exploiting aspirants. The government should delegate power to either the district sainik welfare officers or the tehsildars to carry out a monthly inspection of these academies. This will help control possible malpractices.” Investigations into past cases have revealed that academy owners had created fake joining letters and medical certificates issued by the Army. An aspirant from Khed tehsil, who had joined a Lonikand-based academy in 2018, said, “These academies are also involved in creating fake documents such as domestic certificate, PAN cards, etc. If an army recruitment drive is exclusively for a particular district, candidates from other districts are not allowed to participate. In such cases, the academy creates a fake domestic certificate so that their candidates can appear in the recruitment drive. For this, they charge between Rs50,000 and Rs1 lakh. Many such candidates have been successfully recruited in the army.” A senior army recruiting officer said that the army has introduced several changes in its recruitment process to curb illegal practices over the last decade. “We want motivated candidates, who meet the force’s requirement. If someone pays money to get recruited, he tends to get involved in illegal practices at the unit level,” the officer shared.
2019-03-11Ims Capital Management Has Boosted By $504,548 Its Tjx Cos New (TJX) Position; Gee Group (NYSEAMERICAN:JOB) Sellers Decreased By 14.42% Their Shorts - The Moveefy
Ims Capital Management Has Boosted By $504,548 Its Tjx Cos New (TJX) Position; Gee Group (NYSEAMERICAN:JOB) Sellers Decreased By 14.42% Their Shorts Posted by Hollis Holmes on March 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm Gee Group Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:JOB) had a decrease of 14.42% in short interest. JOB’s SI was 27,900 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 14.42% from 32,600 shares previously. With 6,300 avg volume, 4 days are for Gee Group Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:JOB)’s short sellers to cover JOB’s short positions. The SI to Gee Group Inc’s float is 0.4%. It closed at $1.31 lastly. It is down 44.53% since March 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.90% the S&P500. Some Historical JOB News: 18/04/2018 GEE TO ENTER INTO PACT WITH AVION INVESTMENTS; 18/04/2018 – GEE SAYS PACT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IT PAK PROJECT AT THANE PLANT; 16/05/2018 – GEE GROUP SAYS QTRLY REVENUE WAS ABOUT $39.9 MLN VS $21.6 MLN – SEC FILING; 18/04/2018 – GEE LTD GEE.BO – APPROVED PROPOSAL FOR EXECUTING MOU WITH AVION INVESTMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IT PAK PROJECT AT THANE PLANT; 16/05/2018 – GEE GROUP INC – QTRLY BASIC SHR LOSS $0.28; 11/05/2018 – Tdam Usa Inc. Exits Position in GEE Group; 19/04/2018 – DJ GEE Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (JOB) Ims Capital Management increased Tjx Cos Inc New (TJX) stake by 74.05% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Ims Capital Management acquired 11,467 shares as Tjx Cos Inc New (TJX)’s stock rose 7.44%. The Ims Capital Management holds 26,952 shares with $1.21M value, up from 15,485 last quarter. Tjx Cos Inc New now has $63.61 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.70% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $51.58. About 1.95 million shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has risen 24.12% since March 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.75% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 8.34 in 2018 Q4. Its up 7.36, from 0.98 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 69 investors sold TJX shares while 37 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 770 raised stakes. 2.12 billion shares or 310.23% more from 517.51 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Cincinnati Insur Com holds 1.34% or 963,000 shares in its portfolio. Kcm Investment Advsr Ltd Liability Com accumulated 0.03% or 9,235 shares. First Commonwealth Pa has invested 0.3% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Endurance Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.38% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.23% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc reported 0.91% stake. Bath Savings reported 385,842 shares. Private Advisor Group Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% or 63,054 shares. Addenda Capital holds 143,334 shares. Chesley Taft & Assocs Ltd Com reported 62,246 shares. Ls Inv Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 55,742 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. 6,081 are held by Tci Wealth Advsrs. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System has 0.06% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Congress Asset Mngmt Com Ma invested in 1.38 million shares or 0.93% of the stock. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada holds 13.55M shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. More notable recent The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “What TJX Companies Wants You to Know – The Motley Fool” on March 04, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) – TJX Companies Q4 Earnings Preview – Benzinga” published on February 26, 2019, Fool.com published: “TJX Companies Earnings Preview – Motley Fool” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Takeaways From This Week’s Surprising Retail Earnings (NYSE:BBY)(NYSE:TJX)(NYSE:M) – Benzinga” published on February 27, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “The “Weak” December Retail Sales Report Is Good News for TJX and Ross Stores – Motley Fool” with publication date: February 20, 2019. Among 12 analysts covering TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. TJX Companies had 18 analyst reports since September 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 21. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, February 28. As per Thursday, November 29, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. Buckingham Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 28 report. On Wednesday, November 21 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Thursday, February 28. The rating was maintained by Loop Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 27 with “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, November 21. The rating was upgraded by CFRA to “Buy” on Thursday, February 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, November 21. More notable recent GEE Group, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:JOB) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “GEE Group’s SNI Companies wins Clearly Rated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® for Client and Talent Satisfaction – GlobeNewswire” on February 12, 2019, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Results – PRNewswire” published on March 08, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Comstock Mining Signs Agreements to Sell Non-Mining Assets; Announces Enhanced Strategic Focus and Formation of Comstock Opportunity Zone Fund – GlobeNewswire” on February 26, 2019. More interesting news about GEE Group, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:JOB) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Molson’s JV Partner Hexo Begins Trading On NYSE American (NYSE:TAP) – Benzinga” published on January 23, 2019 as well as Marketwatch.com‘s news article titled: “Cannabis producer Hexo to list on NYSE American – MarketWatch” with publication date: January 17, 2019. Gee Group Inc. provides staffing services in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.36 million. The firm offers professional placement services comprising placement of information technology, engineering, medical, and accounting professionals on regular placement basis or a temporary contract basis; and weekly temporary staffing services for light industrial clients. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides data entry assistants, who offer electronic medical record services for emergency departments, specialty physician practices, and clinics.
2019-03-11Island woman awaits sentencing after defrauding autism charity of more than $26000 - Truro Daily News
Island woman awaits sentencing after defrauding autism charity of more than $26,000 Ryan Ross (ryan.ross@theguardian.pe.ca) Published: a day ago Updated: 8 hours ago Tracy Ann Smith, left, leaves P.E.I. Supreme Court Friday. Smith pleaded guilty in December to defrauding the Stars for Life Foundation. - Ryan Ross A P.E.I. woman who defrauded an organization that works with people with autism of more than $26,000 says she was addicted to alcohol and gambling. Tracy Ann Smith, 40, appeared before Chief Justice Tracey Clements in P.E.I. Supreme Court on Friday where the defence and Crown made a joint recommendation of 90 days in jail. Smith pleaded guilty in December to defrauding the Stars for Life Foundation while she was the organization’s executive director. Stars for Life provides support for adults with autism. The court heard that Smith started working for the foundation in 2012 and was promoted to executive director in January 2017. Smith was responsible for the organization’s accounting and the fraud was discovered when someone else did the payroll instead of Smith. That person found issues with the foundation’s Visa card and an audit turned up Smith’s fraud. The court heard Smith forged 22 cheques and used the Visa card for cash advances and personal purchases. Before she was caught, Smith repaid $3,500 through payroll deductions. In total, Stars for Life was out $26,943.34. Crown attorney Lisa Goulden told the court Smith said she was struggling with alcohol and gambling addictions, which is what she spent most of the money on. Goulden said the fraud had a huge impact on the organization and it was a “substantial” breach of trust. “Miss Smith was considered not just an employee but a friend,” she said. The court heard a victim impact statement prepared for the case. The statement said Stars for Life has two major fundraisers every year and the fraud wiped out most of the donations brought in from one of them. Goulden said the main victim was the foundation, but the fraud also impacted its clients and took an emotional toll on the staff. Smith lost her job almost immediately after the fraud was discovered and a pre-sentence report showed she was very remorseful, Goulden said. “She’s lost a community.” Defence lawyer Thane MacEachern said Smith loved her job and it wasn’t a case of a disgruntled employee. “She loves what the Stars for Life Foundation stands for,” MacEachern said. There was a high degree of premeditation in the fraud, MacEachern said, adding that Smith didn’t take extra efforts to hide what she did. The court heard Smith works three jobs and plans to use the money from a property she is selling to pay some of the money back to Stars for Life. MacEachern said Smith’s remorse is genuine and her actions were motivated by addiction issues. “This is not motivated by greed,” he said. During his submissions, MacEachern read an apology letter Smith wrote in which she said she wasn’t sure how to say how sorry she was. Smith’s letter said she never meant to hurt anyone, but knows she has. Clements adjourned the matter until March 20 when she will give her decision on the sentence. 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2019-03-11Aimpoint awarded contract for FireControl Systems by US Armed Forces - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
Aimpoint awarded contract for Fire Control Systems by U.S. Armed Forces Ammoland Inc. Posted on March 11, 2019 by AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson Aimpoint awarded contract for Fire Control Systems by U.S. Armed Forces MALMÖ, Sweden –-(Ammoland.com)- Aimpoint, the leading manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has been awarded a USD 24 million firm, fixed-price contract for supply of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE Fire Control System to the U.S. military. The system will be deployed as the primary Fire Control on the new M3-E1 MAAWS lightweight 84mm Carl Gustaf produced by SAAB Dynamics. The contract was awarded through Atlantic Diving Supply (ADS Inc.) via the DLA Tailored Logistics Support program. The FCS13-RE is a direct view, Dynamic Universal Reflex Sight, which utilizes an integrated laser range finder and ballistic computer to give the gunner an aiming point corrected for range, type of munition, terrain angle, and environmental conditions. In addition to the 84mm Carl Gustaf, the system can also be utilized on other crew served weapons including 40 mm high velocity grenade launchers, and 12.7 mm (.50 caliber) heavy machine guns. The FCS13-RE provides a very high probability of first-shot hit on both stationary and moving targets at extended ranges and utilizes a very intuitive user control interface. The system can be enhanced with modular magnification and thermal imaging components and is compatible with all generations of military night vision equipment. The selection of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE for use on the M3-E1 Carl Gustaf followed extensive tests and evaluations conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. “Having delivered over one million M68CCO close combat optics to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force since 1997, Aimpoint has proven to be a highly reliable supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “This latest contract for electronic Fire Control Systems shows that Aimpoint has continued to increase our technical capabilities, and to offer new cutting-edge products for use by our most prestigious military customers.” “In combination with the new lightweight M3-E1 Carl Gustaf, the FCS13-RE greatly increases the lethality and survivability of troops in the field. The ability to quickly and accurately place the first shot directly on target with a high degree of certainty represents the true value of this system” said Thane Smith, Military Sales Director at Aimpoint Inc. Deliveries of the Aimpoint FCS13-RE are scheduled for 2019. The system will be fielded by the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command. For more information, visit the company's webpage: www.aimpoint.com About Aimpoint All Aimpoint products are manufactured in Sweden, and Aimpoint AB is headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. 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2019-03-11Smoother ride on LBS Road as traffic police penalise 3,160 drivers in five days for illegal parking - Mumbai Mirror
Smoother ride on LBS Road as traffic police penalise 3,160 drivers in five days for illegal parking Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 09:49 IST A stretch of road along LBS Marg that was cleared of two-wheelers Traffic on the 21-km Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Marg that connects Thane to Sion has slowed to a crawl over the past few months, thanks to Metro-4 construction. To address this, the traffic police have started a drive against illegally parked vehicles which further eat into whatever remaining space is left on the road. In the past five days alone, cops have taken action on 3,160 vehicles. From March 6 to 10, cops from four police stations have been taking action on the illegally parked vehicles – clamping the tyres of four-wheelers and autos, and towing away two-wheelers. Most of the cases were in Mulund, with 933, most of which were against auto rickshaws and tempos. This was followed by Kurla, with 886 cases. An official attached with Mulund traffic police said that Mehul Cinema circle, Asian Paint junction at Bhandup and Panna Lal Compound were heavily encroached upon, and therefore cleared on priority. “There was a toilet and several food stalls nearby which were used by auto drivers who would park their vehicles on the road, which led to the congestion. These vehicles have been cleared,” explained the official. The crackdown has led to motorists breathing a sigh of relief. Manoj Kumar Jadhav, a freelance photographer who uses LBS Marg regularly, says that his daily ride from Vikhroli to Kurla has become smoother ever since the drive started. “Now, there are fewer vehicles parked along the road during peak hours. I can now ride by bike in third gear instead of halting every few minutes,” said Jadhav. Aresident of Mulund, Milind Pradhaani, who travels from Mulund Fire Brigade to Gandhi Nagar feels his travel time has been halved. “It is just a five-km distance but it took anywhere between 30 to 40 minutes. But in the past one week, I could cover the distance in about 20 minutes. The situation is slowly improving.” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amitesh Kumar said, “We have witnessed some improvement in the traffic movement after the drive was started. The drive will continue to ensure that the carriageway is not further reduced owing to illegal parking and motorists who are struggling with the ongoing construction work are not inconvenienced further.”
2019-03-11When will Lok Sabha elections 2019 be held in Mumbai? Full voting schedule, list of key areas - Free Press Journal
When will Lok Sabha elections 2019 be held in Mumbai? Full voting schedule, list of key areas March 11, 2019 10:19 am Dates of Lok Sabha polls 2019 have been announced and the city of Mumbai will go to polls on April 29. Mumbai has a total of six Lok Sabha constituencies. Thane district, which is located near Mumbai, has 3 constituencies. Maharashtra will vote in four phases next month, and Mumbai will vote in the fourth phase along with Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik, Palghar, Bhiwandi and Kalyan among others. Below is the full details about Mumbai and Thane’s constituencies and their voting schedule. Mumbai-North Constituency – Mumbai Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Borivali, Dahisar, Magathane, Kandivali East, Charkop and Malad West. Mumbai North-East Constituency – Mumbai Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Mulund, Vikhroli, Bhandup West, Ghatkopar West, Ghatkopar East and Mankhurd. Mumbai North-West Constituency – Mumbai Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Jogeshwari East, Dindoshi, Goregaon, Versova, Andheri West and Andheri East Mumbai North-Central Constituency – Mumbai Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Vile Parle, Chandivali, Kurla, Kalina, Bandra East and Bandra West Mumbai South Central Constituency – Mumbai Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Anushakti Nagar, Chembur, Dharavi, Sion Koliwada, Wadala and Mahim. Mumbai South Constituency – Mumbai Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Worli, Sewri, Byculla, Malabar Hill, Mumbadevi and Colaba. Thane Constituency – Thane Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Mira Bhayandar, Kopri-Pachpakhadi, Ovala-Majiwada, Thane, Airoli, Belapur and Bhiwandi. Bhiwandi Constituency – Thane Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Bhiwandi Rural, Shahapur, Bhiwandi West, Bhiwandi East, Kalyan West, and Murbad. Kalyan Constituency – Thane Elections date: April 29, 2019 Key Areas: Ambernath, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan East, Dombivli, Kalyan Rural and Mumbra-Kalwa.
2019-03-11The great outdoors - Mumbai Mirror
The great outdoors Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 06:00 IST Tree Walk at Shilonda This Sunday, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is organising a trek through the forest, giving a chance to kids and adults to discover gorgeous plants and trees. The walk, organised by the park, will be conducted by Seema Hardikar, the founder of FERN (Foundation for Educational Rendezvous with Nature), a nature and environmental organisation based in Thane. The list of plants in SGNP is now well over 1,300 species and counting. So, don’t miss this chance to explore this green treasure trove hidden in Maximum city. WHERE: SGNP, Borivali WHEN: Mar 17, 7.30 am ENTRY: Rs 650 CALL: 28868686 Feather Trails There was a time when the Maharashtra Nature Park in Dharavi — which sprawls across 40 acres — used to be a garbage dump. That changed in 1980, when three members of WWF (World Wildlife Fund), inspired by the vision of the late naturalist Salim Ali, took the initiative to transform the area. The park now boasts 14,000 trees, 300 varieties of plants, and hundreds of different birds, insects and butterflies. On this walk, conducted by naturalist Saurabh Sawant, the focus will be on the avian population. So, you’ll get to witness bird species you might have been overlooking in your neighbourhood. WHERE: Maharashtra Nature Park, Dharavi WHEN: Mar 16, 7.30 am ENTRY: Call organisers for details CALL: 24701361 Farm-Ville Family Camping This is a great opportunity for you and your kids to spend the weekend amidst nature and away from the chaotic city environment. The good folks of Carvan Trips are offering a trip to a lush green farm around two hours from the city. Here, you will get a taste of rural life to learn organic farming techniques under expert supervision, set up your own tent, pluck fruits directly from trees or simply run free in the farms. You can enjoy activities such as tractor riding and nature walks as well. Spend the evening enjoying a bonfire session. WHERE: Location to be disclosed after booking WHEN: Mar 16 and 17 ENTRY: Rs 1,500 onwards LOG: www.carvantrips.com
2019-03-11FRA claims may not affect outcome in four ST seats despite long march - The Indian Express
FRA claims may not affect outcome in four ST seats despite long march Updated: March 12, 2019 4:54:05 am A year since the 200-km ‘long march’ of tribal cultivators from Nashik to Mumbai forced into the spotlight the issue of thousands of pending claims under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), the mood among those who joined the protest has not changed. In addition, the February 13 Supreme Court order — later stayed — to evict nearly 12 lakh tribal cultivators of forest land on the basis of their claims having been rejected has caused consternation and outrage just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Last Thursday, 600 tribals from Thane, Raigad and Palghar demonstrated outside the office of the Konkan divisional commissioner. Indavi Tulpule of the Shramik Mukti Sanghatana, which works with tribals in Thane district, said: “There is neither political will nor administrative will. The only period when the processing of claims moved rapidly was around two years ago when the Governor’s office was proactively monitoring the process.” On Sunday, a state-wide association of tribal students in Nashik declared that they would exhort young tribals to vote against the BJP-Shiv Sena combine. “None of the BJP MPs from seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes spoke up on the high rate of rejection of FRA claims,” said Madan Pathwe of the Adivasi Vidyarthi-Yuvak Samiti. Four of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in state are reserved for ST candidates. All four — Nandurbar, Gadchiroli, Dindori and Palghar — are currently held by BJP. “The MPs also did not speak up on other issues that have seen agitations in the past few years, including the decision to replace canteen meals in government tribal hostels with cash transfers to student residents. This affected over 58,000 tribals,” said Pathwe. The Adivasi Vidyarthi-Yuvak Samiti is currently in discussions with other adivasi organisations in Palghar and Nandurbar to plan a roadmap for mobilising support for candidates they choose to support. “We are going to exhort people to select the None Of The Above (NOTA) option if necessary, but not vote in favour of the Sena-BJP.” In the Assembly elections in 2014, NOTA finished at third place in Maoist-hit Gadchiroli, ahead of the Congress. However, workers across party lines conceded that the FRA issue, while affecting lakhs of tribals and certain to be a topic of wide discussion during campaigning, will ultimately not impact the election outcome in any of the four ST-reserved constituencies where local political dynamics will be the decisive factor. Priyanka Gandhi targets PM Modi in first election speech For the Congress, the loss of Nandurbar in 2014 would still sting sharply, for not only did the party hold the seat without a break since 1967, but it was also the Congress’s favourite launchpad for various UPA showcase schemes. “Largely due to social media, youth in Nandurbar feel decades of Congress rule brought them no development. For these boys always on social media, Modi is a big hero,” said Govardhan Munde, a zilla parishad teacher at Kinwat in Nanded district, and a tribal activist working on non-tribals using fake caste certificates to access ST reservation in jobs and higher education. The local MP is Heena Gavit, daughter of former NCP minister VIjaykumar Gavit, who joined the BJP ahead of the 2014 state election. Congress MLA KC Padavi is expected to contest to wrest the seat back.
2019-03-11Police stop bullock cart race in Thane - The Asian Age
Police stop bullock cart race in Thane Published : Mar 12, 2019, 3:22 am IST Mumbai: The Thane rural police, on learning about a bullock cart race that was scheduled to take place on March 10 in Ambarje village near Shahapur in Thane district, sprang into action. The police worked in coordination with the NGO People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and stopped the illegal and cruel spectacle, said Thane police superintendent (Rural), Shivaji Rathod. “We have also sensitised the people involved in it, about cruelty to animals,” he said. The apex court has de-clared bullock cart races as illegal, said PETA member, Meet Ashar. Ashar further stated that, “Animals are not ours to use for entertainment… or abuse in any other way.” He said that during races, bulls are often beaten mercilessly with wooden sticks that are spiked with nails in order to get them to run in the sweltering heat and that the painful twisting and biting of their tails is common. Such events are also a threat to public safety. In October, in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Ajay Marathe, in which PETA India filed an intervention application, the High Court of Bombay passed an order stating that it’s bound by the observations and views of the 2014 Supreme Court judgment that banned bullock cart races across the country.
2019-03-11UPDATED: Forward Summerside has new home at 201 Water St. - The Guardian
2019-03-11FRA claims may not affect outcome in four ST seats despite long march | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
FRA claims may not affect outcome in four ST seats despite long march 12th March, 2019 “None of the BJP MPs from seats reserved for Scheduled Tribes spoke up on the high rate of rejection of FRA claims,” said Madan Pathwe of the Adivasi Vidyarthi-Yuvak Samiti. Last Thursday, 600 tribals from Thane, Raigad and Palghar demonstrated outside the office of the Konkan divisional commissioner. The local MP is Heena Gavit, daughter of former NCP minister VIjaykumar Gavit, who joined the BJP ahead of the 2014 state election. Four of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in state are reserved for ST candidates. Indavi Tulpule of the Shramik Mukti Sanghatana, which works with tribals in Thane district, said: “There is neither political will nor administrative will.
2019-03-11Thane voters rise 10.53% since 2014 to 60.94 lakh: Collector - Times of India
Thane voters rise 10.53 since 2014 to 60.94 lakh: Collector Mar 11, 2019, 18:55 IST THANE: There has been a 10.53% increase in the number of voters in Thane district since the Lok Sabha polls in 2014, collector Rajesh Narvekar said on Monday. The total number of people in the district eligible to vote for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls stood at 60,94,308 (60.94 lakh), including 33,22,965 (33.22 lakh) men, or about 54 per cent of the electorate, he said. The number of transgender voters in the district had increased from 32 in 2014 to 340 this time, the collector informed. The district's electorate included 3,883 persons with disabilities (PwD) and booths would have ramps and palanquins (litter) with volunteers to help such voters, he added. If required, transport would be arranged for such voters from their residence to the polling booth, Narvekar said. He added the figures of physically-disabled voters might increase as data related to them was being collected currently. The district has three Lok Sabha constituencies, namely Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan, and a staff of 62,000 would be deployed to conduct polls, he said.
2019-03-11Road accident victim's family gets Rs 12.79 lakh compensation - Times of India
Road accident victim's family gets Rs 12.79 lakh compensation Mar 11, 2019, 13:30 IST THANE: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) in Maharashtra's Thane district has awarded over Rs 12 lakh compensation to the family of a man who died in a road accident in 2015. MACT member R N Rokade last week ordered the offending vehicle's owner and its insurer, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, to pay Rs 12.79 lakh to the family of Sheshamal Pawar. The claimants, including Pawar's wife and his parents, told the tribunal that Sheshamal, then 30 years old, worked as a labourer and earned Rs 10,000 per month. Pawar was travelling in a van on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway on August 13, 2015. When the vehicle reached near Pelhar village, his mobile phone fell on the road, and as he got down to pick up his phone, the van's driver reversed the vehicle, crushing him to death. Later, a case was registered at the Waliv police station against the driver, the family told the tribunal, adding that Pawar was their sole earning member. While the insurance firm contested the claim, the van's owner did not appear before the tribunal, and hence, the matter was decided ex-parte against him. MACT member Rokade said the claimants were entitled to recover the compensation amount from the opponents jointly and severally. He ordered the insurance firm to deposit Rs 12,79,600 along with interest payable on it before the tribunal and recover it from the van owner by initiating appropriate legal proceedings.
2019-03-11Body of man found floating in Thane creek - The Asian Age
Body of man found floating in Thane creek Published : Mar 11, 2019, 8:04 am IST Mumbai: The corpse of an unidentified man wrapped in a plastic bag was found in a creek in the Kalher area of Thane on Saturday evening. According to the police, they were informed about the body on Saturday evening after a local resident went to the Reti Bunder to immerse flowers and discovered the corpse floating there. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of murder, and a manhunt has been launched to nab the accused, the police said. An officer at the Narpoli police station said, “The body was later fished out and sent for a post-mortem.” “The police suspect that the man, aged around 30 to 40 years, was murdered and the body was later dumped in the creek, a police officer said. A case under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence of an offence) was registered and a manhunt has begun to find the murderer,” he added. The police is going through missing person reports to ascertain the deceased’s identity. Thane police officials said, “It appears that the body had been in the water for a long time as the flesh has been nibbled by fish. We have sent the body to a civic hospital for examination, but no superficial injuries were spotted.”
2019-03-11UPDATED: Forward Summerside has new home at 201 Water St. - The Journal Pioneer
UPDATED: Forward Summerside has new home at 201 Water St. SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Representatives of the various organizations that will be housed in Forward Summerside, Economic Development Minister Chris Palmer, Downtown Summerside Inc. executive director Lydia Potter, Cora Lee Dunbar with P.E.I. Connectors, Mitch Shea executive director of explore Summerside, GSCC executive director Tara Maddix, Steve Reaman with Innovation P.E.I. and Thane Smallwood, GSCC president. Representatives of the various organizations that will be housed in Forward Summerside, Economic Development Minister Chris Palmer, Downtown Summerside Inc. executive director Lydia Potter, Cora Lee Dunbar with P.E.I. Connectors, Mitch Shea executive director of explore Summerside, GSCC executive director Tara Maddix, Steve Reaman with Innovation P.E.I. and Thane Smallwood, GSCC president. A number of stakeholders in the Summerside business community are moving forward, finally coming under one roof at Forward Summerside. “Forward Summerside is made up of various organizations and has been established to better co-ordinate and integrate our many economic development activities, identify relevant priority metrics and have a shared mandate and vision,” said Tara Maddix, the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. The multiple organizations were expecting to move into the building last year, after the initiative to come into one collective space first became an option in January 2018. But there were a number of hiccups along the way, including ensuring the building was accessible to all from the road as well as the large task of getting the groups under one roof. “There were some unexpected difficulties, but we’re here and that’s exciting. We’ll be a fully functioning office space by the end of the week,” said Maddix. Now those who are looking to start a business or expand an existing one will have a one-stop-shop to turn to for advice at 201 Water Street (the former P.E.I. Mutual building). Forward Summerside will be housed on the main floor of the building with representatives from the chamber, P.E.I Connectors, Economic Development for the City of Summerside, Innovation P.E.I., Downtown Summerside and Explore Summerside. Forward Summerside was the brainchild of a previous chamber campaign. “The big part about this is the collaboration. It came out of our way forward conference, aimed to bring people together. I’ve already noticed a difference in how we are working together – it’s like the big picture is a lot clearer when we’re collaborating together.” Part of the project cost was covered by the provincial government – $20,000 was contributed to help with renovations and $12,000 to help with the first year’s rent. Former Summerside mayor Bill Martin, a vocal supporter of the initiative, said it’s fantastic to see it come to fruition. “It’s too bad it took so long, but it makes eminent sense to have this resource. It’s a one-stop-shop where all the answers can be found.” Cora Lee Dunbar, the regional program officer for Prince County for P.E.I. Connects is keen to get into her office space in the building. Dunbar will be in the office for about 20 hours a week and sharing the space with the city’s representative. “It’s a natural pairing. With this sort of set in this building, we’ll have all the tools needed to help people. And it’s a great place to start and then guide inquiring minds what the next step is,” said Dunbar. P.E.I. Connectors aims to help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed in the P.E.I. business scene. Working in a collective space will allow for better results, she added. “Sometimes navigating starting a business can be hard, but we’re going to try to make it easier. We will be able to act as a starting off point. There’s a lot to learn. Hopefully we’ll be able to help build the foundations for success.”
2019-03-10Lok Sabha election 2019: Report card | how these MPs fared - The Hindu
Lok Sabha election 2019: Report card | how these MPs fared UPDATED: MARCH 11, 2019 01:47 IST With the Lok Sabha election round the corner, The Hindu looks at the performance of five MPs from constituencies around Mumbai, and how the Opposition and civil society rate them Member of Parliament: Shrikant Shinde Constituency: Kalyan Political party: Shiv Sena Votes won in 2014: 4,40,892 Winning margin: 2,50,749 Second rank candidate/ party: Anand Paranjape / NCP Utilisation of MPLAD funds: Spent all of the ?25 crore. Mr. Shinde said he avoided spending on road works or footpaths as MPLAD funds are not meant for this. A shooting range in Ambernath, gardens, open gyms, a cricket pitch at Dombivali, a jogging track in Thakurli, are some of the key works done by him. Attendance: 83% Questions asked in Parliament: 900 Parliamentary Committees they worked on: Committee on Health and Family Welfare Private Members’ Bills introduced: 7 Self-assessment: “I was true to my word on improving railway services. I expedited work on the 5th and 6th line between Thane and Diva; received Central approval for Kalyan-Thane-Mumbai waterway, Thakurli Terminus, and Kalyan Yard remodelling work; and State approval for Dombivali Metro. I initiated work on a multi-specialty hospital in place of ESIC hospital, Ulhasnagar,” Mr. Shinde said. Future plans, if re-elected: “I will continue my ongoing work. Work on all the projects that are under way will be over and new developmental projects will be taken up,” said Mr. Shinde. Opposition rating: NCP leader Anand Paranjape said, despite enjoying power from municipal corporation to Parliament, no infrastructure project was completed. “Nothing has been done about Kalva-Airoli elevated corridor, Thane-Diva 6th line in MUTP-II, Dombivali to Mankoli creek bridge, 3rd line between Kalyan-Kasara and Kalyan-Karjat, Kalyan rail terminal and setting up a ?6,500 growth centre in 27 villages of KDMC. Mr. Shinde has failed to make any impact.” Civil society view: Pradip Bhanage, an activist from Dombivali and local journalist said, “Mr. Shinde knows his core voters and has kept them happy by focusing his works around them. He is easily accessible to ordinary citizens. Railways is a lifeline to this region. There is no significant improvement in railways infrastructure. Shiv Sena enjoys power from corporation to Parliament, but civic issues in Kalyan are far from being solved.” Member of Parliament: Rajendra Gavit (Winner in 2014– Chintaman Vanga / BJP. Rajendra Gavit won Palghar by-election on May 31, 2018) Constituency: Palghar Political party: BJP Votes won in 2014: 2,72,782 Winning margin: 29,572 Second rank candidate/ party: Shrinivas Vanga / Shiv Sena Utilisation of MPLAD funds: Spent ?5 crore for one year. Mr. Gavit said he spent his all of his funds on repairing a few roads, passenger amenities at stations, a muslim graveyard and a ?50 lakh fund for child welfare and development in project-affected areas. Attendance: 68% Questions asked in Parliament: 8 Parliamentary Committees they worked on: None Private Members’ Bills introduced: 0 Self-assessment: “Despite a short tenure, I have managed to get some key projects off the ground — most notably, a ?360-crore creek bridge which will reduce the distance between Palghar and Virar. We have provided more foot-overbridges and escalators than the previous government. Palghar is also the leading district in Maharashtra in implementation of the Forest Rights Act,” Mr. Gavit said. Future plans, if re-elected: “We will continue doing the same work. There are talks that Shiv Sena will get this constituency, but it hasn’t materialised yet,” Mr. Gavit said. Opposition rating: President of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi and sitting MLA Hitendra Thakur said, “One needs to only look at the number of tribal children who have died due to malnutrition in an area whose guardian minister is also the State Cabinet minister for Tribal Development.” Mr. Thakur said that the series of large infrastructure projects in the area has been met with stiff opposition and will play a huge role in the upcoming elections. Civil society view: Local activist Ramakant Patil said that Mr. Gavit and his predecessor have not made an impact on policy issues. “Administratively they’ve been okay. But issues such as implementation of MNREGA, MUDRA and the Forest Rights Act haven’t been tackled at the Union-level. The major election issue this time will be the Bullet Train and Mumbai-Vadodara Highway projects that will affect farmers, adivasis and fishing communities. Member of Parliament: Kapil Patil Constituency: Bhiwandi Political party: BJP Votes won in 2014: 4,11,070 Winning margin: 1,09,450 Second rank candidate/ party: Vishwanath Patil/Congress Utilisation of MPLAD funds: Spent all of the ?25 crore. Mr. Patil said he utilised 100% fund on concretisation of roads, paver blocks, construction of footpaths, amenity blocks, high mast lights, toilets, a water supply programme, borewells and community halls. Attendance: 91% Questions asked in Parliament: 462 Parliamentary Committees they worked on: Standing Committee on Urban Development, Consultative Committee on Railway Ministry Private Members’ Bills introduced: 0 Self-assessment: Mr. Patil said, “We have gotten works worth ?23,000 crore approved for this constituency. The cabinet has cleared railway proposals worth ?3,000 crore. I have utilized my entire fund as well.” Future plans, if re-elected: “I will demand an AIIMS hospital for Thane, as per the Centre’s new policy, so people don’t have to go to Mumbai hospitals. Bhiwandi requires a direct train from Mumbai. Once work on the Virar corridor is done, we will get direct connectivity. We have also demanded a jetty. For the textile industry, I will urge the Centre to come up with conducive policies,” Mr. Patil said. Opposition rating: Vishwanath Patil, who contested against Kapil Patil in 2014, said, “The MP has not done anything to support two major protests in the area in the last five years. He has always sided with the elite. During protests against Samruddhi Mahamarg, where was he when the armed forces entered the villages? We formed a committee to save these lands. He does bhoomipujan of projects that never take off. He has no connect with the grassroots.” Civil society view: Zahid Mukhtar Shaikh, a social worker and Bhiwandi-resident said, “The MP did nothing on two fronts — after GST was imposed, the powerloom sector suffered heavy losses. We were promised refunds, we file returns regularly but the process is too long. Almost 60% of textile mills have moved out of Bhiwandi due to high electricity bills. The MP did not do anything to seek respite from the energy ministry.” Member of Parliament: Rajan Vichare Constituency: Thane Political party: Shiv Sena Votes won in 2014: 5,95,364 Winning margin: 2,81,299 Second rank candidate/ party: Sanjiv Naik/ NCP Utilisation of MPLAD funds: Of the ?25 crore, 79.31% was spent on infrastructure and allied projects, 9.20% on health, 6.90% on education and 4.6% in the field of sports. Attendance: 78% Questions asked in Parliament: 504 Parliamentary Committees they worked on: Industry Private Members’ Bills introduced: 0 Self-assessment: Mr. Vichare said, “A lot of work has been done for citizens’ convenience. We built the SATIS flyover outside Thane station. Work has begun on the Digha station on the Kalwa–Airoli elevated corridor, so Karjat-Kasara residents won’t have to come to Thane to go to Navi Mumbai soon. A new passport office is being inaugurated in Navi Mumbai. The proposal for a new jetty at Uttan has been passed.” Future plans, if re-elected: “My priority will be constructing a new railway station — tentatively named New Thane — between Thane and Mulund, for which we are trying to acquire the Thane Municipal Hospital land. It will ease load on Thane station, which witnesses a footfall of eight lakh every day. We will also start water transport from Bhayander to Thane to cut travel time to half-an-hour,” Mr. Vichare said. Opposition rating: Mr. Vichare’s predecessor, NCP leader Sanjeev Naik said the projects that Mr. Vichare talked about were proposed during his term, and no new effort has been observed. “We had proposed two stations on the Kalwa–Airoli route: Digha and Khairane-Bonkode. Mr. Vichare ignored Khairane-Bonkode and moved Digha 500 meters closer to Kalwa. They talk about acquiring the Mental Hospital land for the New Thane station, but I fail to see the delay, especially since the guardian minister is also the Health Minister.” Civil society view: Thane-based activist Rohit Joshi said, “Going by the promises in his manifesto, Mr. Vichare has failed in resolving local transport and basic infrastructure issues. Work on the Kopri road overbridge and Versova Bridge is going on at a very slow pace, causing heavy traffic jams. The SATIS project has been a disaster and yet, a second bridge had been planned in Thane (east). The New Thane station looks like a distant dream.” Member of Parliament: Anant Geete Constituency: Raigad Political party: Shiv Sena Votes won in 2014: 3,96,178 Winning margin: 2,110 Second rank candidate/ party: Sunil Tatkare / NCP Utilisation of MPLAD funds: Spent ?18 crore of the ?22.50 crore received. As per the GoI website, Mr. Geete spent 92.49% on infrastructure and building roads and community centres. Around 5.11% was spent on health infrastructure such as ambulances and 2.40% on education in constructing schools and balwadis. Attendance: Not applicable* Questions asked in Parliament: Not applicable* Parliamentary Committees they worked on: Not applicable* Private Members’ Bills introduced: Not applicable Self-assessment: Mr. Geete declined to comment Future plans, if re-elected: Mr. Geete declined to comment Opposition rating: NCP leader Sunil Tatkare said, “Mr. Geete has been a six-time MP and minister for 10 years. What did he do for industries and employment? Did the tourism industry flourish in scenic and coastal Raigad? Honesty, willpower and sensitivity is needed to ensure development. The present MP does not have any of these qualities. As a minister in the State, I ensured funds of crores of rupees was brought in the district. This six-time MP could never do that.” Civil society view: Social activist Ulka Mahajan, who has led a number of struggles in the region said she is completely disappointed with Mr. Geete’s performance. “He may be easily accessible to party workers, but not to us. We never found him sensitive to our issues. The constituency has not seen a single developmental project in his tenure, which did not destroy farmers’ livelihood. On social issues too, the MP has been invisible.” * Mr. Geete served as Union Cabinet Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises
2019-03-10Woman tries to threaten husband with suicide, kills self, daughter in fire - India Today
Woman tries to threaten husband with suicide, kills self, daughter in fire UPDATED: March 10, 2019 21:24 IST A 28-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Thane district died due to burn injuries along with her two-year-old daughter when her bid to threaten her husband, with whom she had a heated exchange, went horribly wrong, police said Sunday.The incident occurred on March 8 night when Sushmita Mallik allegedly doused herself in kerosene out of anguish, following an argument with her husband Ratikant, who works in a powerloom in the town, a police official said. In a bid to threaten her husband, Sushmita apparently lit the match accidentally, leading to fire which engulfed herself and her daughter Subhoshree, the official added. Ratikant put out the flames and rushed Sushmita and the child to hospital, where they died while undergoing treatment, according to the official. Ratikant remains admitted for burn injuries. A case of accidental death has been registered and further investigation is underway.
2019-03-10Thane: Bid to withdraw Rs 26 crore from TMC by forged signatures foiled - Times of India
Thane: Bid to withdraw Rs 26 crore from TMC by forged signatures foiled Mar 10, 2019, 12:38 IST THANE: Unidentified persons allegedly tried to withdraw nearly Rs 26 crore through cheques by forging signatures of senior civic and health officials from Thane district in Maharashtra, police said on Sunday. However, their attempts were foiled by alert bank officials, a police spokesperson said. Two banks informed the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) that some unidentified persons came to their branches in Pune and Chennai in the last few days carrying cheques worth around Rs 26 crore and bearing signatures of civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and health officer R T Kendre, the official said. They informed the TMC that these persons wanted to deposit the cheques in favour of some private organisations. On cross-checking with the TMC about such high-value cheques, the banks got to know that those were not issued by the civic body, she said. Later, during verification, the cheques were found to be carrying forged signatures and stamps of the senior civic and health officials, she said. Based on a complaint by the civic body, an offence was registered on Saturday against unidentified persons under various Indian Penal Code sections for forgery and cheating, the police spokesperson said. No arrest was made so far, she said, adding that a probe was underway in the matter.
2019-03-10Body of man found in creek in Maharashtra - Times of India
Body of man found in creek in Maharashtra Mar 10, 2019, 13:46 IST THANE: The body of a man has been found in a creek in Thane city of Maharashtra, police said on Sunday. A local resident spotted the body in a plastic bag floating in the creek in Kalher area on Saturday evening and alerted the police, an official at Narpoli police station said. The body was later fished out and sent for postmortem, he said. Police suspect the man, aged around 30 to 40 years, was killed and the body later dumped in the water body, the official said. A case under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) was registered and a manhunt was on for the killer, he added.
2019-03-10Thane: Over 300 Aadhaar cards found in dumping ground - The Indian Express
Thane: Over 300 Aadhaar cards found in dumping ground Published: March 10, 2019 9:18:32 am MORE THAN 300 Aadhaar cards were found in the dumping ground at the Ajay Nagar area of Nizampura on Saturday morning. Nizampura police seized the Aadhaar cards, bearing addresses of nearby areas in Nizampura and Bhiwandi, and were investigating if those were fake, made in the background of the upcoming elections. According to a senior officer in Nizampura police station, the Aadhaar cards were found by some ragpickers. “There were close to 320 Aadhaar cards, all of them had addresses of Ajay Nagar, Khadak Road, Kombadpada and other nearby areas. Once we found the cards, local residents kept coming to check if the cards belonged to them,” said an officer privy to the investigation. V Dolas, the senior inspector of Nizampura police, said: “All the cards bore stamps of the local post office. Since the stamp-bearing documents are property of the postal department, we have sent them to the postmaster.” He added, “It could have been that some postman, who didn’t wish to deliver the cards from door to door, dumped them.” “The fact that these cards were made before 2015, and had stamps bearing dates from 2013 to 2015, and were found recently is questionable. The dumping area is cleared regularly, and the cards were found today, means that the cards were dumped recently,” an officer from Thane police commissionerate said.
2019-03-10Thane: 22-year-old woman kills husband, held - The Indian Express
Thane: 22-year-old woman kills husband, held Updated: March 10, 2019 8:41:41 am A 22-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested for allegedly killing her husband in Kalyan on Saturday. The woman allegedly told the police that as she was forced into the marriage and did not like her husband, she decided to kill him. Advertising The woman, Vrushali Salunkhe, poisoned the food of her husband Jagdish Salunkhe (25) and then strangulated him with a nylon rope on March 6, said Kolsewadi police. The same day, Vrushali had approached the Kolsewadi police and claimed that thieves had entered their house and murdered her husband when he tried to stop them. “However, since there was no break-in, nothing was stolen or missing and no wound on the deceased, we kept investigating the matter,” said a police officer. In the post-mortem report, traces of poison were found in Jagdish’s body. “There were also faint strangulation marks around his neck,” said the officer. While being questioned Friday, Vrushali confessed and was arrested on Saturday. Vrushali allegedly told the police that she had rejected Jagdish’s marriage proposal thrice before being forced to agree by her family. “The couple used to fight a lot and Vrushali could have been poisoning her husband little by little everyday since they got married three months ago. She had also tried to poison him before the wedding, but he had spat the food out, tasting something odd,” said a senior officer. Jagdish, who used to work in the packaging department of a pharma company in Kalyan, had married Vrushali in December 2018, police said. “The house was occupied by the couple and Jagdish’s younger brother, who mostly stayed away for work. While the woman is from Malad, the man’s family lives in Jalgaon,” said an officer. “Vrushali has been remanded in police custody till March 13.”
2019-03-10Raping 5-year-old gets Bhiwandi man 7 years - Times of India
Raping 5-year-old gets Bhiwandi man 7 years Mar 10, 2019, 09:05 IST THANE: The sessions court convicted a 38-year-old man for sexually assaulting a five-year-old in Bhiwandi and sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 2,500. The resident of Kamatghar was convicted by the judge, H M Patwardhan. Prosecutor Rekha Hiwrale told court that he on July 18, 2016, took the girl at an isolated place and raped her, causing injuries to her.
2019-03-10Raping 5-year-old gets Bhiwandi man 7 years | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Raping 5-year-old gets Bhiwandi man 7 years 10th March, 2019 Prosecutor Rekha Hiwrale told court that he on July 18, 2016, took the girl at an isolated place and raped her, causing injuries to her. THANE: The sessions court convicted a 38-year-old man for sexually assaulting a five-year-old in Bhiwandi and sentenced him to seven years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 2,500. The resident of Kamatghar was convicted by the judge, H M Patwardhan.
2019-03-10TMC receives proposals to cut down 5000 trees - The Asian Age
TMC receives proposals to cut down 5000 trees Published : Mar 10, 2019, 6:55 am IST Mumbai: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) tree authority has received proposals to remove around 5,000 trees in Thane in the first two months of 2019. Many trees are slated to be sacrificed for road repair and construction work and infrastructure projects. However, citizens in Thane have protested such rampant felling of trees, stating that no public hearing for such proposals is organised by the TMC despite the Bombay high court order. Activists said that while 5,000 trees were proposed to be axed in January and February 2019, the total number of trees affected by projects since 2017 had been more than 20,000. “We have taken a total toll based on public notices issued by the TMC since last year. However, there has not been any single public hearing till now on the matter. This is an illegal process and we demand hearing for every objection,” said Rohit Joshi, a Thane-based tree activist. On March 6, citizens and activists protested in front of the Tree Authority office at TMC. The group highlighted that the time allotted for submitting objections to any tree-cutting proposal should be increased to a minimum of 15 days. They also stated that the TMC did not provide specific details of the tree location in its public notices. “Trees are being chopped for several purposes, including road widening, development of private and public properties, metro, flyovers, coastal roads etc. While the tree plantation drives have been carried out after every monsoon, their success rates remain an unexplored secret. The cumulative loss of such a large number of trees will affect the environment of Thane,” said Nishant Bangers, founder of Muse, a NGO that participated in the protest. Meanwhile the TMC officials stated that the large number of tree cutting proposals is due to the earlier stay by the high court on the functioning of the tree authority. A TMC official said, “For almost six months, the TMC’s tree authority was not functioning due to the stay by the high court. These are the pending proposals since last year that we are looking into now.”
2019-03-10Maharashtra Election Dates: In Assembly Battle Prequel, State to Vote in LS Polls from April 11 to April 29 - News18
Maharashtra Election Dates: In Assembly Battle Prequel, State to Vote in LS Polls from April 11 to April 29 Updated:March 10, 2019, 8:06 PM IST New Delhi: The Election Commission of India, on Sunday, announced a seven-phase schedule for the Lok Sabha elections, 2019. Maharashtra will have elections in four phases, including all the seats in Mumbai which will go to polls in the last phase on April 29. While voters of seven constituencies will exercise their franchise in the first phase on April 11, voters of 10 constituencies will elect their MPs in the second phase on April 18. Another 14 seats will go to polls in phase 3 that will be held on April 23, while elections in phase 4 will be held on April 29 in 17 seats. Assembly elections will also be held in the state later in the year. While BJP and Shiv Sena recently announced a tie-up, leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress held a meeting on Saturday to chalk out the election strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. Of the total 48 seats in the state, the BJP will contest from 25 seats and Sena from 23 constituencies. The Congress-NCP meeting was held at NCP leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's residence in Mumbai. Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan, Naseem Khan, Ashok Chavan and NCP leaders Jayant Patil, Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal took part in the meeting. During the 2014 general elections, BJP had won 23 seats, Shiv Sena bagged 18 seats, NCP - four and Congress - two. For a while now, the opposition parties had been questioning the delay in announcing the poll dates, with senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel asking the EC whether it was waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “official” travel programme “to conclude”. The PM made a quick dash to the states, conducting election rallies as well as government functions ahead of the announcement. He inaugurated projects worth Rs 59,000 crore this week across the three states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. List of Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra Phase 1 (April 11): Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Chandrapur and Yavatmal-Washim Phase 2 (April 18): Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur and Solapur Phase 3 (April 23): Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Hatkanangle Phase 4 (April 29): Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Maval, Shirur, Shirdi, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Palghar, Nashik, Dindori, Dhule, and Nandurbar
2019-03-10The mystery of Mumbai’s medieval ruler - The Hindu
The mystery of Mumbai’s medieval ruler UPDATED: MARCH 11, 2019 01:46 IST Few in the city would have heard, or much less, known about Hambirarao. A lecture at the Asiatic Society on Friday attempted to unravel the mysteries around the little-known medieval ruler of Western Maharashtra. The session, by Kurush F. Dalal, Assistant Professor (Archaeology), Centre for Extra-Mural Studies, University of Mumbai, tried to piece together the rule of Hambirarao, a 14th century ruler of Mumbai, through inscriptions from the relevant period found in archaeological excavations till date. “From 1300 A.D. till 1366, there are no inscriptions of rulers in Western Maharashtra in any part of the world. There is silence in history from Ramchandra Yadav till Hambirarao,” Dr. Dalal said. The last inscription available before Hambirarao’s rule in 1366 is of Ramchandra Yadav’s time in 1300. Yadav was believed to have been defeated by Alauddin Khilji. If Yadav’s rule was followed by Khilji’s, he would have used ‘shasan patras’ and documentation systems. “But the inscrip