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2015-08-31Cases of unidentified Thane railway mishap victims down - Times of India
Cases of unidentified Thane railway mishap victims down Manoj Badgeri,TNN| Aug 31, 2015, 08.20 AM IST THANE: Cases of unidentified victims of railway mishap are witnessing a downslide across the Thane railway network following the railway police initiative of uploading pictures and description of the injured and dead victims online. From an average of nearly 91 unidentified victims found every month in 2014 across the Mumbai suburban network, the number has drastically reduced to average of 85 every month in 2015, said officials. The numbers have drastically reduced to just 65 this year in Thane, said railway police officials. They said the dip is largely due to the website that is not only proving helpful for relatives but also for the department. A Kurla family that had lost its member a month ago had lost hopes of him being alive but thanks to the website they managed to trace him to a Thane hospital where he was admitted after a railway accident. "Nearly 4,200 people have met with mishaps this year across the Mumbai suburban network of which the identities of nearly 700 people is yet to be ascertained. These victims were found dead with no identification on them while last year the number was comparatively higher. The website makes the hunt easier," said an official from the Thane railway police.

2015-08-31Two burglaries reported in Thane last weekend - Times of India
Two burglaries reported in Thane last weekend Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 31, 2015, 08.33 PM IST Two incidents of burglaries were reported from the city in the weekend in which the unidentified robbers made their way with the booty collectively worth Rs 1.30 Lakh. In the first incident, robbers stuck at an apartment located at Chintamani society in Mahatma phule nagar of Kalwa late on Sunday night. The police said that the victim had locked the door and also had closed the latch of the windows. The robbers sneaked into the hall from the sliding windows and went to the bedroom opened the cupboard and took away gold ornaments, mobile phone and the cash worth Rs 59500. In the second incident, unknown robbers targeted another apartment late on Saturday night in the Sathenagar area of Wagle estate. The police said that the robber broke into the apartment by breaking the latch lock of the main door and took away gold ornaments and cash worth Rs 71000. A case has been registered at Kalwa and Shrinagar police station respectively under section 454, 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code. The police said that they have carried the panchanama and so far no one is arrested in the case and investigations are underway.
2015-08-31Man calls AI office in Thane, threatens to blow up Delhi airport - Mid-Day
Man calls AI office in Thane, threatens to blow up Delhi airport By Neha LM Tripathi |Posted 31-Aug-2015 Air India office in Thane received a call threatening to blow up Delhi airport if the airline refuses to pay him 1 million USD. The call was received at the call centre on Sunday afternoon. As per the standard operating procedure, a Bomb Threat and Assessment Committee was formed, but concluded the call to be a non-specific threat. Sources said that the caller claimed to be from Pakistan. "The call received is being investigated and nothing can be said as of now. However, this appears to be another fake caller too," said an Airport Official. Read Story: Alert, prank callers! Mumbai airport cops crack down on terror hoaxes It should be noted that the national carrier has been receiving fake threat calls, following which the local police and airport security agencies swung into action, and the airport too was put on alert. But, the investigations layer revealed most of them to be fake callers, calling with just 'fun' intentions. mid-day had earlier reported the silly reasons these callers gave to the authorities when they were traced by the police. Cops, in fact, arrested two prank callers in the hope that strong action will discourage others from similar acts. Though such threats are eventually found to be false, the airport is still forced to go on high alert as a precaution, causing major problems for the authorities.
Man calls AI office in Thane, threatens to blow up Delhi airport - Mid-Day
2015-08-31Thane Municipal Corporation seeks students' help for initiatives - Times of India
Thane Municipal Corporation seeks students help for initiatives Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 31, 2015, 08.19 AM IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) plans to rope in students from 610 schools spread across the city to help network with residents and promote various civic initiatives in their respective localities. A plan of action is being worked upon and has got the nod from civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal. The idea that was floated to Jaiswal this week speaks of involving 10 students from each of the schools with a supervisor, who will preferably be a faculty member. They will be given special badges as TMC brand ambassadors, who will help promote various civic initiatives at the micro level - not littering in public, obeying civic and traffic rules and creating awareness about safety audits of structures. Senior officials, working on this plan, said students would help effectively percolate the message at the micro level. "They will also be our eyes and ears at the micro level and intimate us about social and civic problems in respective areas. They will also help us reach out to maximum people and promote our social messages and awareness programs," said a senior official. "The students will not be required to put in any additional efforts but simply report the happenings in their areas to the supervisor who will in turn update us on the a specially created mobile social networking group," said an official.
2015-08-31Thane dist sees dip in vehicle registrations since April - Times of India
Thane dist sees dip in vehicle registrations since April Manoj Badgeri,TNN Sep 1, 2015, 12.17 AM IST THANE: Even though the prices of fuel have decreased, residents are restraining from purchasing new vehicles in Thane district. The transport department said that the first four months of the year saw a slump in vehicle registration as compared to last year. The overall vehicle registration in Thane district that comprises of Thane city, Navi Mumbai, Vasai and Kalyan has witnessed a dip in figures by nearly 5%. While last year the transport department has registered 84,850 vehicles this year it dropped to 82,613. Navi Mumbai registered the least number of vehicles this year as it registered 11,843 vehicles between April to July this year as compared to 13,008 last year. In Thane, the number of vehicles registered in the same period this year is 31,005 as compared to last year's figures of 31,390. Vasai and Kalyan also witnessed a subsequent slide in the numbers. The demand for four-wheelers was much less as compared to that of two-wheelers. Kalyan was the only place where the demand for four-wheelers increased in the fourth month. However, two-wheelers have always been a preferred choice for residents. In Thane, there was an increase in bike sales from 19,699 last year to 21,134 this year. Experts believe that the demand for four-wheelers has decreased in the lake city as there isn't enough parking spaces. This is the main reason why residents are opting for two-wheelers over cars. "There has been a constant slide in the price of petrol and diesel since April, but this has not reflected in the sale figures. The sales continue to be low and we are banking on the forthcoming festive season for it to pick up,'' said a sales executive at an automobile showroom. However, transport officials claim that the dip in figures could also be because of the new rule in which motorist are suppose to register their vehicles in the city they live in. ''Earlier, motorists residing in Mumbai used to purchase vehicles and register them in Thane as they would evade paying octroi. However, since last year, this has stopped,'' said a senior transport official.
2015-08-31Two duped by bogus salesman in Thane - Times of India
Two duped by bogus salesman in Thane Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 31, 2015, 06.45 PM IST THANE: In two separate incidents, a two-member gang of impersonating salesmen of gold polish company, robbed of jewellery collectively worth Rs 2.26 lakh from two residents from Kalwa and Kopri area. In the first incident, a 53-year-old man, resident of Kalwa was taking an afternoon nap, when a salesman ranged the door-bell. Upon opening the door, the glib-talking salesman told the man that he has come from jewellery polish company and that if he wants they would make her jewellery shimmer like new one. As the wife of the victim was standing he said that he would give them a demo and told her to give gold bangles for polishing. "The accused told the victim to bring the gold jewellery four bangles and keep it in a bowl, he added some powder and told the victim that he should go inside add turmeric powder to it and heat it for sometime," said a police officer. Unsuspecting victim went inside kitchen and when he came back, the unidentified salesman had vanished. After checking the bowl, the victim found that the ornaments are also missing and realised that he has been duped of Rs 1.06 lakh. Hence, a case was registered at Kalwa police station under section 420 of indian penal code. In the second incident, 72-year-old woman and Kopri was also the duped in the same fashion. Two of the on August20, came to her apartment and told them that they are employed with a gold polishing powder company which is just launched and yet hit the market, said a police officer. "After a few minutes of conversation the salesman convinced the senior citizen to polish her gold bangles. Initially, the robbers showed a demo to the senior citizen who got convinced to bring his gold jewellery for polishing," informed a police officer. The victim brought gold bangles and gave it to the fraudster and by tricked her and fled away with the jewellery. A case has been registered at Kopri police station 420 of Indian Penal code read with 34. So far no one is arrested and the investigation in underway, claimed the police from respective police stations.
2015-08-31Sessions court to hear pleas of Thane building crash accused - Times of India
Sessions court to hear pleas of Thane building crash accused Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Sep 1, 2015, 01.00 AM IST THANE: The district sessions court on Monday set aside two days, September 15 and 16, to hear the discharge pleas made by the accused in the collapse of an illegal building at Lucky Compound in April 2013, which led to the death of more than 70 people. Additional sessions judge VV Bambarde said all applications for dropping the charges slapped by the police will be bunched together and heard during the two days, following a plea by special public prosecutor Shishir Hirey on Monday. Hirey expressed his annoyance following a string of discharge applications filed by the accused since the trial commenced in June 2015. On Monday, an accused Vishnu Bumre, a photographer, moved his application to be discharged from the case. The prosecution said the discharge applications moved by the accused could be a "clever design" to delay the trial, which has been given a time frame of 18 months by the state government. "Let all the accused in the case submit their discharge applications and we will argue in one single hearing," he said, adding that the court should dispose of the discharge applications after the hearing in these two days. Advocate Vijay Sali, the counsel for suspended deputy municipal commissioner Shrikant Sarmokadam, who had moved a discharge plea last month, claimed that the officer had no role to play in collapse and subsequent death of the residents of the illegally constructed Adarsh building. Besides Sarmokadam, at least five other accused have filed their discharge applications in the court that will be heard by the court on September 15.
2015-08-30Singhania school students interacts with Thane Municipal Corporation chief - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-30Thane man gets 83 people to take part in WhatsApp Walkathon - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-30Thane: Lodha residents get shared auto service, traffic lessons - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Lodha residents get shared auto service, traffic lessons Sunday, 30 August 2015 - 8:10am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha Recently, shared auto services were started for the residents of Lodha paradise and the service was unveiled by senior residents from the area. Traffic cops from Kapurbawdi traffic unit, including senior traffic police inspector Shrikant Dharne was present. The traffic congestion on roads has been a huge concern for residents, but now even the traffic congestion in residential complexes has turned into a big problem. Recently, shared auto services were started for the residents of Lodha paradise and the service was unveiled by senior residents from the area. Traffic cops from Kapurbawdi traffic unit, including senior traffic police inspector Shrikant Dharne was present. Talking about traffic congestion in society premises, the cops said societies have limited parking space and with every member having one or more than one car, space is not left. Haphazard parking creates other issues and unknowingly, residents block the fire exit. Thus, it is better to be observant of these things and take action. It is important that society access be kept free for use of fire brigade, ambulance and police, so that they can reach us anytime when needed. Also, to seek their help, it is important that our entrances are congestion-free and adhering to traffic norms is a must, said traffic PI Dharne. Rashmi Karandikar, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), and assistant commissioner (traffic) P Matadhikari have been continuously conducting traffic awareness programmes for motorists, students and citizens making them aware of the traffic rules. The residents from Lodha paradise have promised to stick to traffic norms and make maximum use of public transport. The traffic cops will organise a similar interactive session in other societies too.
2015-08-30Thane transport dept begins hunt for auto stand for women drivers - Times of India
Thane transport dept begins hunt for auto stand for women drivers Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 30, 2015, 11.43 AM IST THANE: The city transport department is identifying locations for a dedicated auto stand near station area for the ladies special auto services. This service had received a go ahead recently after reports of male auto drivers harassing women commuters were doing the rounds. Also, women were a bit apprehensive about travelling by autos at night. With this move, women commuters can be assured of safe travel especially at night, said an RTO official. So far, only two women auto drivers are operating in the city and another two are likely to join by next month. The transport department is identifying locations where they can start a dedicated auto stand for women as they expect at least 15 more women drivers to join the 18,000 odd male counterparts in the next few months. ''The auto unions in Thane have agreed to provide vehicles to women who wish to take up this responsibility. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) has already permitted women drivers to operate autos even if the permit has been issued to a male driver. Once there are at least 20 female drivers, we can start the service and have a dedicated stand hopefully near the station,'' said a transport official from Thane. Meanwhile, female commuters have welcomed the move and have said that it will be a much better option. ''We have had instances in the past when male auto drivers have misbehaved with female commuters. Most of us are not comfortable to travel alone at night in autos as it isn't safe. Having a female driver will ensure a sense of security,'' said Lakshmi Iyer, a resident of GB Road.
2015-08-30Three Nigerian nationals, two others held in Thane for online fraud - Times of India
Three Nigerian nationals, two others held in Thane for online fraud Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 30, 2015, 11.41 AM IST THANE: Five persons, including three Nigerian nationals, have been arrested by the Thane police for cheating two friends from Hyderabad to the tune of Rs 14.75 lakh in an online fraud. One of the victims committed suicide unable to bear the loss. Police said the fraudsters had duped T Pravinkumar, a resident of Hyderabad in mid-October of 2014, of Rs 11 lakh after befriending him online. The Nigerian national, one Frank, who introduced himself as Teri Joseph, is said to have introduced himself to Pravinkumar as a billionaire owning gold and diamond mines and lured him to be a partner in the business. "After convincing him, Joseph told him that he has dispatched a consignment of gold and diamond which is stuck at the Indian customs and requested him to pay Rs 11 lakh to clear it. The victim paid the entire sum into an account of a Dombivli bank after which there was no news about Joseph after which Pravinkumar committed suicide," said Parag Manere, deputy commissioner of police, crime. Days after the incident, Pravinkumar's friend N R Sadashiv also got a similar friend request from Joseph and was lured to deposit cash of Rs 3.75 lakh in the same account of the Dombivli-based person. When Sadashiv realised that he has been duped he alerted the Thane police who swung into action and nabbed the account holder. "We caught Laxman Mali who said he was unaware of any such thing and that his account was being misused by one Mahesh Rajput. Apparently Mali was promised a job by Rajput and was asked to open an account and handover his ATM card. "We have arrested Rajput who led us to the Nigerians—Frank, Valentine and Kevin," said Manere. The officer said that they have committed multiple frauds throughout the country which shall be investigated.
2015-08-30Pay and park plan gets Thane Municipal Corporation 's general body nod - Times of India
Pay and park plan gets Thane Municipal Corporation 's general body nod Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 30, 2015, 11.39 AM IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) general body has approved the pay and park concept on city roads. However, the parking rates will be revised. The civic body had proposed a steep parking charges based on road categories for approval and had proposed to charge Rs 50 for two-hour parking on main roads. Corporators argued how the TMC could levy charges on motorists when there were no alternate parking spaces made available in the past many years. The general body finally approved the proposal on the condition that the rates would be revised as the category-wise classification of roads and rates as proposed by the TMC wasn't feasible for a city like Thane. The rates will now be decided by next week and the same will be put up for approval later, said standing committee chairman and Shiv Sena leader Naresh Mhaske. Reacting to the approval, Congress corporator Narayan Pawar said it was it was the duty of the civic body to first provide adequate parking spots in Thane and then charge money from those who park on the streets. "How can you burden the common man when you haven't given him any facility in the first place despite earning taxes from him," he said. NCP leader Hanumant Jagdale said it wasn't feasible to classify Ram Maruti Road and Wagle Estate in the same category. "The classification needs to be based according to the location and not the road width. How can you expect residents to shell out steep charges even without considering the geography of the area," he asked.
2015-08-302 arrested in Thane's Saket Road shootout - Times of India
2 arrested in Thane's Saket Road shootout Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 30, 2015, 11.42 AM IST THANE: The Thane police have solved the shootout case of a Mumbra resident with the arrest of two persons on Wednesday night. Out of the two who have been arrested, one is a history sheeter. The police said that the accused had shot the victim, Mohammad Khan, as he had suspected that the latter was eyeing his wife. Khan was found with bullet shots on his chest on Wednesday morning by the police patrolling team. During interrogation, the police learnt that Ajju had killed Khan as he thought that the latter showed a liking towards his wife. He wanted to take revenge and hence killed Khan. The duo also had a major fight a few years ago and this, the police said, is another reason why the accused took the drastic step. Senior police inspector Suresh Jadhav said that Khan was in need of Rs 5,000. When Ajju learnt about this, he met Khan and told him that he would finance him. He then asked him to accompany him in an auto and drove down to Saket Road. Ajju was carrying a country-made revolver and after reaching a deserted area he shot at Khan. "The impact of bullet was so hard that the it pierced not only Khan's chest, but also the wooden log that was lying behind the auto," Jadhav said. The cops said two more persons are involved in the crime but they are absconding. The two arrested accused have been remanded to police custody till next Saturday.
2015-08-30No dahi handi contests in Thane this year - Hindustan Times
No dahi handi contests in Thane this year - Hindustan Times
2015-08-29Premium FSI regime spreads to Thane - The Indian Express
Premium FSI regime spreads to Thane On March 1, 2014, the civic body submitted a resolution asking the government to permit a premium FSI of 0.33. Written by Sandeep A Ashar Published:August 29, 2015 6:04 am Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has approved an additional 0.3 floor space index (FSI) for construction projects in Thane, the fastest growing urban agglomerate bordering Mumbai. Developers can avail additional FSI on a premium, similar to the regime introduced for suburbs in Mumbai by Fadnavis predecessor Prithviraj Chavan in 2011, in what is seen as a move to break the monopoly of a handful of builders and traders who control the transfer of development rights (TDR) market in Mumbai and its satellite towns. A sudden spike in TDR rates over the past two months has jeopardised construction projects in Mumbai suburbs and Thane. TDR is a vital component for redeveloping properties since it confers construction rights over and above the base FSI, the ratio of built-up area to plot area permissible.
Premium FSI regime spreads to Thane - The Indian Express
2015-08-29Citing law & order issue, Thane cops deny permission for meet on Shivaji - The Indian Express
Thane cops deny permission for meet on Shivaji Citing law order issue, Thane cops deny permission for meet on Shivaji NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad alleged that by denying permission to noted scholars to speak, the state was espousing fascism. Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH | Mumbai | Published:August 30, 2015 12:12 am The Thane police have denied permission for a daylong conference planned by 23 social organisations to discuss the need for rewriting history of warrior king Shivaji, to counter the portrayal of Shivaji as a anti-Muslim king. The conference was to be attended among others by former member of the planning commission Bhalchandra Mungekar and historian A H Salunkhe. This is the second time in six months that Thane police have declined permission for programmes questioning the wrong portrayal of Shivaji by right wing groups. The police have no qualms in allowing people like Praveen Togadia and Ashok Singhal who openly espouse hatred to hold programmes but it is stopping eminent historians and economists from holding functions, NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad, one of the organisers, claimed. Awhad alleged that by denying permission to noted scholars to speak, the state was espousing fascism. In February, the Thane police denied permission for a scholarly discussion on Shivaji and whether his portrayal of being anti-Muslim was correct. The programme was to be organised by NCP corporator Najeeb Mulla. The Thane police, denying permission to Sundays programme, said that they feared there could be a law and order problem if the programme was allowed. Social activists slammed police for not allowing the conference. Allowing criminals an open field and not allowing citizens to exercise rights to hold peaceful meetings is betrayal of the constitution. If such things happen, rights of citizens will be limited to paper and we will have a theocratic and dictatorial state, Former Supreme Court Judge P B Sawant wrote in a letter in support of organizers. There has been a feud in Maharashtra over the past year over portrayal of Shivaji in history. Left wing groups and Maratha organizations claimed that the BJP-Shiv Sena government in power was promoting and felicitating historians portraying Shivaji as anti-Muslim. There have also been allegations that the state is keen on building a narrative of Shivaji as a patron of Hindutva ideology and portraying him as anti-Muslim.
2015-08-29TMC nod to turn 21 Thane gardens into theme parks - Times of India
TMC nod to turn 21 Thane gardens into theme parks Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 29, 2015, 12.38 PM IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has approved conversion of 21 gardens in the lake city into theme parks based on Maharashtrian culture and Bollywood. According to initial plans, the parks will have an ambience recreated using life-size statues and murals fitting the concept selected. Also, trivia about popular films will be displayed. A trip down to these parks will not only be an entertaining experience for visitors but will also equip them with unknown facts, said a civic official. Eight garden and theme park architects have been appointed by the civic body to suggest designs for these parks. Initial discussions over the plan have been made with the civic chief on Thursday. A plan to implement the same will be chalked out, said an official present at the meeting. These theme parks will come up at 12 Bungalows in Kopri, Lakshmi Park at Vartak Nagar, Jawhar Bagh, Sawarkar Nagar, Kavesar, Uthalsar, Kolshet, Parsik Nagar, Majiwada-Manpada, Wadavli, Kharegaon, Vartak Nagar to name a few. The parks will be developed under the Built Operate And Transfer and Public Private Partnership basis so as to ensure the finances are not a hindrance. The parks will also have food courts, amphitheatre and music and game zones for children among other facilities. "The city lacks open spaces and hangouts where residents can spend quality time with family and friends. These spots will not only be an attraction for local residents but will also attract tourists from neighboring cities," said Sanjeev Jaiswal, civic commissioner.
2015-08-2821 theme parks to be proposed for greener Thane - Daily News & Analysis
21 theme parks to be proposed for greener Thane Friday, 28 August 2015 - 7:40am IST Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha Parks will include food court, amphitheater, game zone for kids, small sewage treatment plant and waste compost plant Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has planned 21 theme parks, concept design of which has been approved by TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal on Thursday. Theme park experts have been appointed to design these parks and have also presented their ideas to the civic commissioner. After a review, within 15 days, a implementation guide would be prepared by TMC. The theme parks will come up in areas like 12 Bunglow in Kopri, Lakshmi Park in Vartak Nagar, Jawaharlal Nehru Childrens Park in Jawhar Baugh, Nana Nani Park at Sawarkar Nagar, Kavesar, Dr Salim Ali Nature Park at Uthalsar, Kedareshwar Temple Park in Kolshet, Parsik Nagar, Majiwada-Manpada, Vadavli, Kharegaon, Runwal Plaza and Vartak Nagar TMC PRO Sandeep Malvi said, The theme parks would be made on Build On Transfer basis (BOT) in Public Private Partnership to avoid fund crunch. The parks would include facilities like food court, amphitheater, game zone for kids, small sewage treatment plant and waste compost plant. The parks would be based on varied themes ranging from Bollywood, Old Thane, New Thane, Angels Paradise and many more. "The theme-based gardens are not only a new introduction but an effort to change the face of the city. Cultural, entertainment and sports related activity would also be planned and is an honest attempt to enhance the quality life of the residents, added Malvi. "In the past, TMC has proposed many ambitious projects which have not seen the light of the day yet. The implementation of these heavy budget projects should be first started for the people to keep their faith in TMCs functionaries, said Adwait Mukherjee, a resident. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)Theme Parksanjeev jaiswalPublic Private Partnership (PPP)
2015-08-28Patient stabbed at Thane Mental Hospital over tobacco - Mid-Day
Patient stabbed at Thane Mental Hospital over tobacco By Sadaguru Pandit |Posted 3 hours A petty fight over an inmate refusing to lend another chewing tobacco resulted in one of them stabbing the other; the victim is currently recuperating at JJ Hospital In a bizarre incident, an inmate from Thane Mental Hospital attacked another patient for not giving him tobacco. The victim, Vasant Karpe, was rushed to the Thane Civil Hospital after he sustained injuries to his abdomen and back in the attack.
Patient stabbed at Thane Mental Hospital over tobacco - Mid-Day
2015-08-28Thane-Borivli tunnel project report in a year - Times of India
Thane-Borivli tunnel project report in a year Manthan K Mehta,TNN| Aug 28, 2015, 11.54 PM IST MUMBAI: A detailed project report (DPR) and feasibility study for the 10-km Thane-Borivli road tunnel network that will pass under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park will be completed in 12 months. "The consultant will be appointed in a month to prepare the DPR and undertake the feasibility study," public works department minister Eknath Khade said. "Its report is expected in 8 to 12 months. We have already begun the process for its appointment." The Rs 1,500 crore project is expected to be completed in three months once the DPR is prepared. The proposed alignment for this corridor will start at Tikuji-ni-Wadi (Thane) and end at Ekta Nagar, Borivli, on Western Express Highway (WEH) with a twin tube tunnel. The underground road will have six lanes. "The work will be carried out without affecting the ecology and wildlife," Shinde said. "Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar has also given an assurance that the environment clearance will be given for this project." A study carried out by the MSRDC says that as many as 65,000 cars travel between Thane and the WEH via Ghodbunder Road. "The completion of the tunnel will cut the distance between Thane and WEH to just 10 minutes, besides reducing congestion on Ghodbunder Road," he said. The existing alignment connects Thane and Borivli via Ghodbunder with length of 23 km. As of today it takes between one and two hours to travel between these two points, depending on the traffic density. The MSRDC says distance saving because of the corridor between Thane and Borivli will be about 13 km. An official said that the financial model for the project would be decided by the state government. All options, including build-operator-transfer model and cash contract through loans from the World Bank or the Japan International Cooperation agency (JICA) would be comsidered.
2015-08-28TMC nod to turn 21 Thane gardens into theme parks - Times of India
TMC nod to turn 21 Thane gardens into theme parks Manoj Badgeri,TNN| Aug 29, 2015, 01.28 AM IST The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has approved conversion of 21 gardens in the lake city into theme parks based on Maharashtrian culture and Bollywood. According to initial plans, the parks will have an ambience recreated using life-size statues and murals fitting the concept selected. Also, trivia about popular films will be displayed. A trip down to these parks will not only be an entertaining experience for visitors but will also equip them with unknown facts, said a civic official. Eight garden and theme park architects have been appointed by the civic body to suggest designs for these parks. Initial discussions over the plan have been made with the civic chief on Thursday. A plan to implement the same will be chalked out, said an official present at the meeting. These theme parks will come up at 12 Bungalows in Kopri, Lakshmi Park at Vartak Nagar, Jawhar Bagh, Sawarkar Nagar, Kavesar, Uthalsar, Kolshet, Parsik Nagar, Majiwada-Manpada, Wadavli, Kharegaon, Vartak Nagar to name a few. The parks will be developed under the Built Operate And Transfer and Public Private Partnership basis so as to ensure the finances are not a hindrance. The parks will also have food courts, amphitheatre and music and game zones for children among other facilities. "The city lacks open spaces and hangouts where residents can spend quality time with family and friends. These spots will not only be an attraction for local residents but will also attract tourists from neighboring cities," said Sanjeev Jaiswal, civic commissioner.
2015-08-288 train accidents reported in just 24 hours along Thane-Diva belt - Times of India
8 train accidents reported in just 24 hours along Thane-Diva belt Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 28, 2015, 10.52 AM IST THANE: In the last 24 hours, eight train accidents were reported between Thane-Diva belt along the suburban railway network. Out of the eight, five were reported dead. A 25-year-old was found lying injured on Wednesday morning, while a few hours later, a female commuter from Mumbra came under the wheels of a train after she slipped and fell off the footboard. Another Mumbra resident was run over by a train near Parsik tunnel in the evening and a few hours later, a 47-year-old man was also run over between Mumbra and Kalva. Two youth also fell off a running train near Kopri bridge but they escaped with injuries. But a 30-year-old man was not so lucky and was run over by a train at the same spot. A senior citizen too suffered injured after he fell off a crowded train. This has also brought to fore the lack of infrastructure facilities to attend to mishap victims at the station. Senior station officials had to rush to the accident spots as no porter was available. ''Senior officials were forced to visit the accident spot between Mulund and Thane to attend to the victims. There was no porter available at the time of the mishaps. If the accident victim's wouldn't be attended then it would lead to bunching of trains. So, senior officials had to rush to the spot,'' said a railway employee. Meanwhile, activists and commuters have demanded to step up safety measures as the number of accidents are increasing along this belt.
2015-08-27Thane judokas bag 18 medals at state championship - Times of India
Thane judokas bag 18 medals at state championship B Nayak,TNN Aug 27, 2015, 10.52 AM IST THANE: The young judo fighters held high the sporting reputation of the lake city by winning a fabulous 18 medals in at the sub-junior state judo championship organised by the Maharashtra Judo Association in Ahmednagar recently. Of the 18 judokas, eight participants were selected for the nationals scheduled at Vijaywada from September 3-7. With 18 medals in its kitty, the Thane district squad clinched the runners-up title securing 64 points, collectively gained by the 23-member squad. The gold medalists included Nidhi Pednekar, Apurva Patil, Shaina Deshpande, Nihar Gaikar, Pratham Bhoir, Jainam Dharod, while the medalist who were declared runners-ups include, Vivek Yadav, Amar Kale, Kaustubh Shirke, Dev Thapa, Prerna Risbud, Mansi More. Hrithik Pandey, Rohit Nair, Preksha Shah, Amruta Gupta, Sarthak Kamble, Aayush Shetty won the bronze medals. While all the six gold medalist found a berths in the state contingent for the nationals, two prominent fighters Amar Kale and Rohit Nair who earned silver and bronze in their respective weight groups were summoned by the state selectors to play nationals on the basis of their classic performances. "Our players proved their fighting prowess and dominated the state meet. As many as eight players also booked berths for the national which comes as a good news," said Shailesh Deshpande, secretary of Thane District Judo Association.
2015-08-27Two Thane girls step up to the occasion, live their dream through folk dance ... - Times of India
Two Thane girls step up to the occasion, live their dream through folk dance in Poland Freny Fernandes,TNN| Aug 27, 2015, 10.55 AM IST THANE: Two 22-year-old city girls are being showered with praises for their performances at the 52nd International Folk Dance Festival held in Poland recently where they showed the beauty, vibrancy and grace of Indian culture. Charai's Khyati Prajapati (22) and Naupada's Jheel Vasavda (22), who were selected to join a troupe of 25 Indian folk dancers for the week-long 52nd International Folk Dance Festival in Poland earlier this month, dazzled the international audience with our homegrown dance forms. Their enthralling performances of Ganesh Vandana, Gan Gowlan, Vasudev, Sufi, Bhangda, Garba, Ghumar and the Lavni, coupled with their colourful traditional outfits brought the audience to their feet after every performance. They performed in front of 70 troupes of folk dancers from across Poland, France, New Zealand, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia, Egypt, Taiwan, Ukraine, Mexico and many more. Khyati, who has been learning multiple dance forms for almost a decade and now teaches dance in a Thane school, said, "We, especially the youth, often tend to ignore our traditional dance forms because we think that Western and contemporary dance is more attractive. But at this event that I realized how beautiful our dances actually are, as well as the magnitude of respect and appreciation foreigners have for it. So many foreigners asked me about the navvari sari that I was wearing, or wanted to click a photo with them." Jheel, who has been studying Kathak for 12 years and gracefully executed a solo Lavni performance at the festival, added, "We have been studying and reading about our multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual tradition throughout our school lives. During this festival we could actually feel this. While most of the folk dances of different countries were similar to each other, our dance performances were a mix of the folk dances of different states in India. We had a unique set of dances, costumes, steps, instruments, music, ragas, language and a lot more variety, which got a standing ovation from the international audience." "The culturally close knit society here in Thane has helped boost the inclination of children to learn classical dance forms," Jheel added.
2015-08-27Thane cops to crack down on owners using unsecured Wi-Fi - Times of India
Thane cops to crack down on owners using unsecured Wi-Fi Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 27, 2015, 10.45 AM IST THANE: Sitting in a coffee joint providing the free wireless fidelity (WiFi) and surfing for best apparel deals, Maharukh punches into her mobile keys and smiles at her smart purchase. Two hours later, she is shocked to receive a text message announcing that a five digit sum has been debited from her account for a purchase she never made. Maharuk is the latest victim of free public WiFi. The invisible hacker here has accesses Maharauk's credit card number and all relevant details to conduct a successful transaction. Public WiFi is absolutely unsafe and some third person, who is a professional hacker, is quick to pounce on the data that we so carelessly punch in. Most people frequent the malls, restaurants and coffee shops which offer free WiFi but it is cent per cent risky to conduct financial transactions on such public WiFi, said a senior Thane police officer. With more and more cases of misuse of the public WiFi coming out in the open, the city police along with the Thane Municipal Corporation and voluntary groups have flagged off a campaign advocating safe use of the internet. The campaign involves several team which will spread out in the city and check the WiFi connection at the cafe joints, malls, shopping complexes as well as colleges and if they find any insecure connections then they shall be made aware of the drawbacks that can land anyone in the soup, especially the owner of WiFi. A police official said Wi-Fi is one of the easiest ways to hack and misuse it without the owner knowing about it. The officer gave an example of the terror mail which was sent using the connection of a Navi Mumbai resident in Vashi whose insecure WiFi connection was hacked however, when the police investigated the minute details, they found out that the Vashi resident was innocent and the terrorist had used his insecure connection. "If it can happen with the Navi Mumbai resident it can happen with anyone using WiFi's insecure and open connections," said a police official. The police officer informed that if they find any insecure WiFi they shall issue notice to them as a warning to secure it at the earliest.
2015-08-278 train accidents reported in just 24 hours along Thane-Diva belt - Times of India
8 train accidents reported in just 24 hours along Thane-Diva belt Manoj Badgeri,TNN | Aug 27, 2015, 11.57 PM IST THANE: In the last 24 hours, eight train accidents were reported between Thane-Diva belt along the suburban railway network. Out of the eight, five were reported dead. A 25-year-old was found lying injured on Wednesday morning, while a few hours later, a female commuter from Mumbra came under the wheels of a train after she slipped and fell off the footboard. Another Mumbra resident was run over by a train near Parsik tunnel in the evening and a few hours later, a 47-year-old man was also run over between Mumbra and Kalva. Two youth also fell off a running train near Kopri bridge but they escaped with injuries. But a 30-year-old man was not so lucky and was run over by a train at the same spot. A senior citizen too suffered injured after he fell off a crowded train. This has also brought to fore the lack of infrastructure facilities to attend to mishap victims at the station. Senior station officials had to rush to the accident spots as no porter was available. Senior officials were forced to visit the accident spot between Mulund and Thane to attend to the victims. There was no porter available at the time of the mishaps. If the accident victim's wouldn't be attended then it would lead to bunching of trains. So, senior officials had to rush to the spot, said a railway employee. Meanwhile, activists and commuters have demanded to step up safety measures as the number of accidents are increasing along this belt.
2015-08-27Townhall to renew, art scene to flourish in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Townhall to renew, art scene to flourish in Thane Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 7:40am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh With Thane being a city that promotes art and culture, this is a boon for the numerous organisations organising such events. "By Ganeshotsav, it should be open for public," he says. The cultural city of Thane is soon going to have one more addition to carry forth its social and cultural activities. Thanks to the efforts of BJP MLA Sanjay Kelkar that Townhall, a heritage structure which is over 100 years old will be opened to public. So, social and cultural organisations can rent this beautiful hall for their events at nominal rates. Thanes Townhall at Tembhinaka, came into existence in 1928, due to the efforts of Khan Bahadur Divecha, who devoted it to public on the condition that it will be used for social causes only. However, since 10 years back, this heritage building was used to set up a ration office and later as a godown to dump government files, furnitures, and so on. From Townhall it became a dumping hall, says Kelkar, who has been pivotal in the renovation of this building, adding, So, I wrote to district collectors office proposing to renovate the structure. Kelkars suggestion was quickly accepted and so, began the restoration work of the Townhall. The work is near completion and will be ready by next week, says Kelkar. With Thane being a city that promotes art and culture, this is a boon for the numerous organisations organising such events. By Ganeshotsav, it should be open for public, he says. The hall can be used as an amphitheater and for holding art and photo exhibitions. While Balkum area has Kala Bhavan, Gadkari Rangayatan, in the heart of the city, and Dr Kashinath Ghanekar at Hiranandani Meadows, are beyond reach to small organisations due to their high rentals. We needed some place in the old city, which is affordable to organisers; Townhall will serve that purpose now. It can accomodate small crowd of 100 to 250 people and will be in the organisers budget, he says. Art connoisseurs of Thane have been overjoyed with this news as it happened without any political interference. This will give a platform to many upcoming artists who cannot afford to hold a program at Gadkari or Ghanekar auditoriums, says Jitendra Vaidya, who organises art and cultural events in the city. Moreover, people will not have to travel to Kala Bhavan as Townhall is in the heart of the city. Also, early morning programs can be planned here now, like bansuri recitals, among others, he adds.
2015-08-27Thane Municipal Corporation receives award for green manure, LED lights - Daily News & Analysis
Thane Municipal Corporation receives award for green manure, LED lights Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 7:35am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha 3Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments The award instituted by Skoch Group is termed as the highest independent honour in India. Though Thanekars are happy, they want the corporation to pay more attention on the neglected parts of the city. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has been bestowed with Skoch Order of Merit Award for implementing green manure conversion from floral waste and effective implementation of LED lights in the city. The Skoch group is an agency that monitors the e-governance and solid waste management and other parameters to judge the civic bodies of its implementation. The award instituted by Skoch Group is termed as the highest independent honour in India. Though Thanekars are happy, they want the corporation to pay more attention on the neglected parts of the city. Prachi Shivam, a resident, said, "TMC has till now received many awards for greenery, energy conservation and urban cleanliness, but there is a need of constant monitoring in these field to live up to the awards bestowed to us." The civic officials are too glad to have been bestowed with the award and will receive it today from minister of state with independent charge for power, coal and new and renewable energy Piyush Goyal. The city of lakes has also been chosen by the state government to be developed as a smart city in the first phase. The tag of smart city and different awards however, fails to justify evident loopholes. While city is being awarded for its effective management of LED lights, the incidents of electricity theft and power fluctuations have rocked the city in the past few months. Activist Chandrahas Tawde said, "In the past, too many awards have been given to TMC, but awards don't justify the work being done by the corporation. The corporation aspires to develop Thane into a smart city, but when it comes to better infrastructure then we are far behind. There are a few areas in city where people have been asking good infrastructure for more than a decade, but it has not happened yet." "The floral waste of the city is being maintained, but what about solid waste management and umping ground issue which are not yet solved? Not enough awareness has been spread for dry and wet waste segregation in housing societies. Thus, these aspects too need to be streamlined and only then the given award can be justified," said Rjeev Datta, another activist. 3Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)LED lightse-governanceSolid Waste Management (SWM)Piyush Goyalsmart city
Thane Municipal Corporation receives award for green manure, LED lights - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-26Cop alleges Thane CP asked him to go slow in land-grabbing probe - Mid-Day
Cop alleges Thane CP asked him to go slow in land-grabbing probe By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 26-Aug-2015 Police inspector from Kalyan has alleged it was because he ignored this instruction that he has been framed in a graft case by his own department A Thane police inspector booked in a graft case has alleged that he has been framed by his own department for ignoring unofficial orders from the Thane police commissioner to go slow in investigations into a land-grabbing scam. PI Ghadge claims he is being framed by his own department, which filed the FIR against him on Sunday, nine months after the bribe was allegedly given. He also asked why the action had not been taken by the ACB and (right) Thane Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh Madan Darade, who runs the J M D peoples co-operative credit society, claimed that PI Bhimraj Ghadge of Bazar Peth police station took Rs 1 lakh from him in November 2014 to settle a dispute with the owner of a hotel in Kalyan. He had complained to the police at the time but no action was taken. Plot thickensThe matter only came to light this Sunday, after Thane Police registered an FIR against Ghadge of Bazar Peth police station on graft charges. Incidentally, Ghadge had only recently approached the minorities commission asking why his promotion had been held up. The panel then questioned Thane Police Commissioner Param Bir Singhs decision to promote 11 of Ghadge's juniors but not advance him to the post of senior police inspector, as was his due. To this, the department replied that there were corruption charges against Ghadge, and the panel then demanded to see the file. The very next day, the FIR was registered at Bazar Peth police station. The complainant, Darade, had circulated a video that allegedly shows PI Ghadge accepting the bribe. While Thane Police claims this is genuine evidence, Ghadge claims the video was manipulated. Ghadge pointed out that if the said offence dates back to November 2014, why had the department waited so long to charge him? He also questioned why it was the Thane Police who filed the case, and not the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Ghadge claimed, In 2013, the Thane CP had told me to go slow in a land-grabbing probe, in which prominent Kalyan builders and officials from the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation were implicated. He added that the CP had orally directed him to not proceed against the accused. As I did not listen to Commissioner Singh in this matter, I have been made a scapegoat and shunted out. I fear for my life in police custody and should be granted bail, he claimed in his bail application to the Kalyan district and additional Sessions Judge. Official speakWhen mid-day contacted Thane Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, he redirected this correspondent to Thane Joint Commissioner of Police VV Laxminarayana, who said, We are yet to receive a copy of the bail application. The matter is sub-judice; we will respond in court.
Cop alleges Thane CP asked him to go slow in land-grabbing probe - Mid-Day
2015-08-26Thane: Dahi Handi organisers want legal limitations revoked - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Dahi Handi organisers want legal limitations revoked Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 7:40am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh Dahi Handi celebration during Gokulashtami is quite popular in Maharashtra and especially in Thane, due to its high profile Dahi Handis with huge prize money. After initiating a signature campaign to save festivals like Dahi Handi, which may get extinct due to legal limitations, the Sarvajanik Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti has warned of non-participation, if their demands are not meted out. Dahi Handi celebration during Gokulashtami is quite popular in Maharashtra and especially in Thane, due to its high profile Dahi Handis with huge prize money. However, with legal limitations on the age of participants, usage of safety gears, tiers of human pyramid, among others, the celebrations have been low key affair since last year. We have submitted our demands to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, asking him to relax the legal norms, said Rakesh Yadav, secretary of the Samiti, which has over 70 govinda pathaks (groups), as members. These pathaks form human pyramids and break Dahi Handis that are hosted across Mumbai, Thane and Vashi.If they do not meet our demands, then we may not participate in any of the Dahi Handis, he warned. Dahi Handis have been a big affair in Thane, with politicians like Pratap Sarnaik, Jitendra Awhad and Ravindra Phatak, hoisting them. In fact in 2012, Guinness Book of World Record was created at Thanes Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan Dahi Handi, where tallest human pyramid about 43.79 feet, which is nine tier, was created by Jai Jawan Govinda Mandal of Jogeshwari . However, due to legal limitations, the organisers are now shifting to low key celebrations. In fact NCPs Jitindra Awhad even cancelled Dahi Handi this year. Others say that they will adhere to courts ruling and celebrate accordingly. With huge prize money at stake, the govinda pathaks now want these limitations to be revoked. They say that this prize money helps them to undertake social work which they now will not be able to do.
Thane: Dahi Handi organisers want legal limitations revoked - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-26Nullah water spills over on Thane-Belapur Road - Times of India
Nullah water spills over on Thane-Belapur Road TNN Aug 27, 2015, 12.05 AM IST MUMBAI: Nullah water from Sathe Nagar overflowed to the arterial Thane Belapur Road after a portion of it got choked after the recent shower. Poor drainage at Mahape junction also exposed the shoddy civic preparation for monsoon. The stretch below the Digha railway bridge was also waterlogged, which led to traffic jams. Motorists are facing the brunt while locals fear an outbreak of overflowing nullah water. Dr Babasaheb Rajale, deputy civic commissioner said, "The pre-monsoon work was done properly but due its proximity to slum pockets, the nullah got choked, with locals littering it. We will take action soon."
2015-08-25Dahi Handi festival: Mumbai group launches signature campaign outside Thane ... - Daily News & Analysis
Dahi Handi festival: Mumbai group launches signature campaign outside Thane station Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 7:50am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh On August 24, Sarvajanik Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti launched a signature campaign outside Thane railway station. The various legal limitations on celebration of Dahi Handi festival have proved quite a dampener in Thane. With politicians shifting to a low key celebration and even canceling prestigious Dahi Handis in the city, the govindas have now taken upon themselves, to save this famous festival. So, they launched a signature campaign in Thane on Monday to save the festival. On August 24, Sarvajanik Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti launched a signature campaign outside Thane railway station. With 70 govinda pathaks (groups) being members of the Samiti, they think it is high time to save Dahi Handi celebrations from being legally killed. Today, there are so many limitations on Dahi Handi as well as other festive celebrations like Ganeshotsav and Navratri, said Rakesh Yadav, secretary of the Samiti. The law has fixed limitations on the height of human pyramids for Dahi Handi. Moreover, they have also asked the organisers to provide for safety harness to ensure no injuries to govindas, he said. The Samiti thinks that this will discourage organisers and thereby lead to slow death of Dahi Handi, not only in Thane but across Maharashtra. Another lure of Dahi Handis, is the prize money, which gets many govindas to risk their lives. However, Yadav, said, We use the prize money to take up social work like organising health camps and give financial help to the needy in our areas, he added. After the signature campaign, the Samiti will meet the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and request him to revoke these limitations. We will submit our signatures and request him to help us save our Indian festivals, he said.
Dahi Handi festival: Mumbai group launches signature campaign outside Thane ... - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-25Balganga scam: Thane ACB files FIR against six govt officials, contractor - Moneylife
Balganga scam: Thane ACB files FIR against six govt officials, contractor The ACB found misconduct and loss of about Rs92 crore to the government in awarding a contract to build a dam over the Balganga river in Raigad Thane Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday filed a first information report (FIR) against six government employees and a private contractor for causing a loss of Rs92 crore in the dam project on Balganga River. In a release, the ACB said, its probe revealed misconduct by the family of contractor FA Enterprises and six officials from the Water Resources Department in awarding the contract to build a dam over the Balganga river in Raigad, thus causing a loss of Rs92 crore to the government. The ACB had started the inquiry on December 2014. ACB said, during the inquiry, it found that the contractor FA Enterprises floated a fictitious firm RN Nayak Sons, which also participated in the bidding process. The tender was floated by Konkan Irrigation Development Corp (KIDC) in 2009 in which four firms, including FA Enterprises/Construction and RN Nayak participated. Fateh Mohammed Khatri, Nisar Khatri, Jaitun Khatri, Abid Khatri and Jahid Khatri of the FA Enterprises prepared duplicate letterheads of RN Nayak Sons and even paid the demand draft of Rs25 lakh required for the bidding, from their account. The Khatris even provided a bank guarantee of Rs1.52 crore from submitting the bogus tender on behalf of RN Nayak Sons, the ACB said. The officials from KIDD and Water Resources Department, by using sketches from Shai irrigation project, prepared a detailed project report for the dam on Balganga River. Without even obtaining necessary permissions from the Water Supply and Sanitation Department, these officials prepared false entries for the tender. Even though FA Construction was not qualified for participating in the bidding as it was already working on six other projects, the officials allowed it to submit and win the tender. The FIR names Shirish Gopalrao Babar, the then Executive Director of Konkan Irrigation Department, Balasaheb Bhausaheb Patil, the then Chief Engineer for Konkan Region, Ramachandra Dagdu Shinde, the then Superintending Engineer of Thane Irrigation Circle, Ananda Pandurang Kalukhe, the then Executive Engineer of Raigad Irrigation Dept-1 (Kolad), Rajesh Chandrakant Rithe, the then Deputy Engineer at Kolad and Vijay Raghunath Kasat, the then Engineer at Kolad. All the accused have been booked for cheating and forgery under the Indian Penal Code and for graft and misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Balganga scam: Thane ACB files FIR against six govt officials, contractor - Moneylife
2015-08-24Ten acres of Thane mental hospital for expanding Thane railway station - Times of India
Ten acres of Thane mental hospital for expanding Thane railway station Clara Lewis,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 08.19 PM IST MUMBAI: The state health department has agreed to handover ten acres of the Thane mental hospital for the expansion of the Thane railway station. Health minister Dr Deepak Sawant along with Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde on Monday visited the site which will be handed over the expansion work. The hospital is spread over 70 acres. The land will be used for a new bus terminal and the Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane metro. The survey of the land was jointly carried out by the hospital authorities and the Thane Municipal Corporation which recommended handing over the land for the expansion purpose.
2015-08-24Thane couple attacked, robbed of mobile phones - Times of India
Thane couple attacked, robbed of mobile phones Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 03.06 PM IST THANE: A husband and wife were allegedly assaulted with a sharp weapon and robbed of their mobile phones and Rs 1,400 by an armed couple near Kausa on Friday. The police said that Anjad (35) and his wife Shahin, residents of Amrut Nagar, were going to meet a relative when they were attacked by Parvez Khan and his partner Alia. Amjad suffered injuries on his neck and Shahin on her face, cops said. The accused duo has been booked for attempted murder.
2015-08-24Parking plaza under Thane's Gaondevi ground set to roll - Times of India
Parking plaza under Thane's Gaondevi ground set to roll Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 03.07 PM IST THANE: One of the prime open spots in the lake city, the Gaondevi grounds, would soon witness heavy excavation and engineering activity, with the state government recently giving its go-ahead to the TMC's long-pending proposal for construction of an underground car park there. The underground parking space, estimated to cost the civic exchequer over Rs 27 crore, would accommodate 150 four-wheelers and 140 motorcycles, making it one of the most expensive car parking facilities here. Above the parking facility, the Gaondevi ground would also be spruced up and will continue to be used for hosting cultural events, exhibitions etc., said a TMC official. Gaondevi ground spreads over 7,500sqft and the TMC has planned the parking plaza underneath the grounds using up 5,500sqft. The official said the state government has already given sanctions for underground parking space in metropolitan cities facing parking issues due to constraints of space. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis recently inaugurated an underground parking facility built by MMRDA in a joint venture with a corporate house at the Bandra-Kurla complex. Atop the parking plaza, the MMRDA has constructed a huge garden with fountains and other recreational facilities. The Thane civic body had proposed a similar underground parking facility here and the proposal was gathering dust in Mantralaya till recently. The civic authorities had argued for creation of an underground parking plaza as locals tend to ride their motorcycles or drive in a car up to the railway station. With the public transport facilities termed as unreliable by most citizens, and waiting at the auto rickshaw queue getting increasingly painful, the locals here prefer to take their vehicles to the station and park it in the limited available slots. A dedicated parking slot will help citizens safely park their vehicles, the official said, adding that TMC will soon invite bids for the construction of the parking lot. Meanwhile, the state government has set conditions for construction of the underground parking facility, wherein the costs for the construction will be borne entirely by the civic body and it will have to give a written undertaking to this effect to the state authorities. The TMC has been barred going into any public-private partnership or build operate transfer module. Hence, the construction cost will have to be bore by the cash-strapped civic body and shall add extra pressure on the coffers.
2015-08-24Chapter proceedings against 18 bar girls in Thane - Times of India
Chapter proceedings against 18 bar girls in Thane Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 03.07 PM IST THANE: The Kapurbawdi police have initiated chapter case proceedings against 18 girls who were arrested in a late night raid at the Icon bar in Cine Wonder mall on Wednesday. The police also slapped cases under section 294 of the IPC for obscene behavior on 10 customers who were picked up during the raid. "It has been observed that these people get back to the same business after obtaining bail. To stop this cycle, we will make the accused sign a bond so that if they are caught again indulging in the same act, it would be difficult for them to get bail and they would face imprisonment. If the 10 customers are caught again committing the same crime, they will be imprisoned for at least three months," a police official said. On Wednesday, 42 persons, including 18 bar girls were arrested. The bar is said to have been operating past the deadline and the girls were allegedly seen dancing and indulging in obscene behaviour. "It is a warning for these girls and if they are found to be involved in similar activities, they could be arrested and even invite extern orders by the ACP," a police official said.
2015-08-242 Cops Booked, Filmed Taking Rs 1.10 Lakh Bribe in Thane - The New Indian Express
2 Cops Booked, Filmed Taking Rs 1.10 Lakh Bribe in Thane By PTI Published: 24th August 2015 12:28 PM Last Updated: 24th August 2015 12:28 PM THANE: Two policemen have been booked for allegedly taking Rs 1.10 lakh as bribe from a complainant, police said.A police inspector and a constable, both attached to Bazarpeth police station in Kalyan, had allegedly sought a bribe of Rs 1.10 lakhs from a local builder in November-December 2014, for not registering an offence in connection with a complaint against him, an official release from Thane police said.Out of fear, the builder allegedly paid the bribe to the two policemen, it said.The builder in his complaint also claimed to have filmed the incident and later sent the recording to senior police officials.The release also mentioned that after receiving the bribe, the inspector kept Rs 1 lakh for himself and gave Rs 10,000 to the constable. The duo additionally demanded Rs 50 lakh from the complainant, it was alleged.Subsequently, the builder approached the police which registered a case against the accused yesterday under relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption Act. Efforts were on to nab the accused. The investigation in the case was being carried out by Assistant Commissioner of Police Chandrakant Joshi of Bhiwandi division, the release added.
2015-08-2455-yr-old man acquitted of brother's death by Thane sessions court - Times of India
55-yr-old man acquitted of brothers death by Thane sessions court Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 25, 2015, 01.04 AM IST THANE: A 55-year-old man, who was under trial for the alleged murder of his brother in 2013, was acquitted by the Thane sessions court. Bhau Nausu Wagh, a resident of Mokhada, was accused of attacking Shankar Wagh using a wooden log reportedly following a fight over property that resulted in his death on March 8, 2013. District judge R R Gandhi went through the 7/12 documents which was jointly in their names. Also, the complaint mentioned that the deceased was attacked by a wooden log. However it was a bamboo stick. The judge, considering several other loopholes in the case, acquitted Wagh as the prosecution failed to prove any offence against him.
2015-08-24Two week old baby girl abandoned on Thane skywalk - Times of India
Two week old baby girl abandoned on Thane skywalk Freny Fernandes,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 11.12 PM IST THANE: A 15-day-old baby girl was found wrapped in nothing but a shabby towel and crying uncontrollably, abandoned on Kopri Skywalk during the wee hours of Monday. At around 1.30am, Dattatray Joeel (43), a Kopri based rickshaw driver who had just finished his shift, heard the young one's cries and came to her aid. "I get done with work around the same time every day and walk home. After finishing work on Sunday, I was passing my usual route when I heard the baby crying. I looked at the deserted skywalk and only saw the usual groups of beggars settling in. I went up the stairs and saw the baby in the corner," Joeel said. "She had a small towel around her and a plastic bag next to her with a small milk bottle, a packet of cerelac and a few pampers. She didn't look like a beggar's child. First, I carried her and tried to get her to stop crying. I then called the Kopri police, who quickly sent a few officials including a lady constable to handle the situations," he added. After registering the case, the police took the baby to Thane Civil Hospital where she is taken care of. Speaking about the incident, the Joeel said, "I am unmarried and have no children of my own. But, I live with my mother, sister, brother, his wife and children. We live in a society where the need for equal rights for the girl child is a common talking point. But, these incidents are proof of the fact that the awareness of these issues at the ground level is still lacking."
2015-08-24Thane housewife duped of Rs 30000 by 'bank staff' - Times of India
Thane housewife duped of Rs 30,000 by bank staff Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 25, 2015, 01.03 AM IST THANE: A housewife was duped of Rs 30,000 by a cheat, who posed as an employee of a reputed private bank and sweet-talked her into sharing confidential details of her credit card. "The victim believed the accused who told her that the bank will issue her another ATM card as the one she was using had expired," said S T Jadhav, investigation officer from Rabodi police station. Once the accused secured the ATM card details, he misused it for an online transaction of Rs 30,332. After a while, the victim received a text message of the amount being withdrawn and transferred to another account, added the cop. An offence has been registered at Rabodi police station.
2015-08-24Thane mental hospital land to be given to the railways - Times of India
Thane mental hospital land to be given to the railways Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 09.54 PM IST THANE: The state health department has agreed to hand over a section of land from the Thane mental hospital premises for the development of a transport hub at Kopri near Thane. Health minister Dr Deepak Sawant along with Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde on Monday visited the site. He later announced that around 40 square metres of land will be handed over to the railways and the TMC to construct an extended railway station to Thane, along with an inter-city bus terminal and a station for the Wadala-Thane metro link. A survey of the land was jointly carried out by the hospital authorities and Thane Municipal Corporation recently that recommended handing over the land for the expansion purpose. The proposal was to develop this station as an alternative to the bustling Thane and Mulund stations and especially to alleviate commuting hassles for those staying along the GB road and Wagle estate. The proposed station at Kopri was first mooted by the then Member of Parliament Prakash Paranjpe last decade. While the Thane civic body was convinced about its necessity, there was no positive response from the Central Railway that insisted on getting a feasibility report on the same before considering the same. The Thane civic body had accordingly, embarked on a study and survey of the 10 acre land in the campus of the mental hospital and recently completed the first phase of its feasibility study.
2015-08-23Thane: MMRDA plans augmentation of Kopri bridge for better east-west connectivity - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: MMRDA plans augmentation of Kopri bridge for better east-west connectivity Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 7:30am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition There are plans with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to widen the rail overbridge on the Eastern Express Highway in Kopri that connects east with west in Thane, besides constructing a new one. In the years to come, the Kopri rail overbridge in Thane will be augmented. There are plans with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to widen the rail overbridge on the Eastern Express Highway in Kopri that connects east with west in Thane, besides constructing a new one. Even as the population and vehicles have increased multifold, there has not been any increase in the capacity to connect east-west areas of Thane. Hence, the need to widen the existing rail overbridge. The existing bridge is of 2+2 lanes; we will be constructing a new bridge parallel to the existing one. Even the proposed bridge will have a total of four lanes, said UPS Madan, MMRDA commissioner. At the moment, bids have been invited to appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for the same. It will take at least three-and-a-half years for motorists to avail the benefit of the bridge and for the east-west connecting link to get decongested. In other words, the bridge is scheduled to be ready only at the start of 2019. The DPR, once ready, will give the finer details of the project the alignment, start as well as landing points for the bridge, and estimated cost, informed Madan.
2015-08-23Exclusive South India property show in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Exclusive South India property show in Thane Sunday, 23 August 2015 - 7:40am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition The 28th edition of exclusive South India property showcases property from Kerala, Bengaluru, Chennai and Coimbatore at the Gloria Banquet hall in Ovala on Sunday. Till a few years ago, South India property exhibitions were events that took place in the Gulf, Middle East and Europe for people who wanted to invest in their respective home town. But the trend is changing and today Mumbai has become a favourite spot to hold such property exhibitions to help investors to buy property in Kerala. The 28th edition of exclusive South India property showcases property from Kerala, Bengaluru, Chennai and Coimbatore at the Gloria Banquet hall in Ovala on Sunday. Around 17 developers with over 100 projects have highlighted their projects of apartments, villas and plots from the south, price ranging from Rs30 lakh to Rs1.5 crore. Some of the developers are Puruvankara, Baashyam, Veracious, Abad builders, Hoysala Projects, Sreerosh properties, Alfa venures who are affiliated to Confederation of Real Estate Authority of India in their respective states. The projects offer beautiful scenic spots with all modern amenities amid natural surroundings.
2015-08-23Thane AHTC rescues 8 women from flesh trade - Times of India
Thane AHTC rescues 8 women from flesh trade Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 23, 2015, 12.57 PM IST THANE: Eight women have been rescued from flesh trade in separate raids at Thane and Dombivli by the anti-human trafficking cell (AHTC) of the crime branch. Based on a tip-off in the first incident that a 37-year-old woman from Mulund would be coming to the service road near Korum mall, the sleuths sent a decoy to approach the suspect, who promised to provide him with call girls at Rs 5,000. The decoy made the payment and asked the woman to fetch the girls who arrived in two autorickshaws. They were caught and rescued while the woman was arrested. "The woman, identified as Chandrika Panchal, used to be a real estate agent, who took to prostitution after her husband passed away two years ago," said Shakil Shaikh, senior inspector of the cell. In the second incident in Dombivli, three women from West Bengal were rescued and a women and pimp were arrested. Shaikh said that the women were forced into prostitution by one Khatija Khatun. "Khatun would send the girls on receiving calls through a trusted network," he added.
2015-08-23Sharp turns on Thane's new flyover arm force traffic to crawl - Times of India
Sharp turns on Thane's new flyover arm force traffic to crawl Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 23, 2015, 12.56 PM IST THANE: While the newly opened arm of the Kapurbawdi flyover was expected to ease traffic, ever since its inauguration motorists have been getting stuck in the traffic jam caused on the arm. The vehicles are forced to slow down owing to sharp turns at the two arms - one towards Mumbai and other enroute to the Nashik highway. Motorists said that confusion over taking the left or right lane is causing the jam as also the speed breakers. Kiran Jadhav, a businessman, who was stranded on the flyover, said that he has been stuck in traffic on the flyover ever since it was thrown open to public. "I waste almost five to seven minutes on the arm as there are a number of trucks blocking the way. Four-wheeler motorists are confused over which side to take and how to turn. A bottle-neck starts just at the beginning of the U-turn and goes on till the sharp turn on the arm," he said. Asmith Kandhare, another commuter and resident of Ghodbunder Road, said, "I thought that with the fully functional flyover, I can easily cross the Majiwada junction. I realize that it has not helped much. I am wasting a few minutes anyway." No direction boards have been put up on the flyover and this leads to confusion among motorists, either over taking the two-lane Kapurbawdi flyover arm from Cine Wonder mall or the Balkum-end heading towards Mumbai or Nashik. Rashmi Karandikar, deputy commissioner of police, traffic, said that the snarls are caused due to the speed-breakers at the sharp turn and that is slowing down the flow of vehicles. "However, absence of speed-breakers could lead to fatal accidents and there are chances of vehicles losing control. I have already written to the MSRDC to put up direction boards to avoid confusion among motorists over taking the left or right lane. I am hoping that the same will be done in the next few days," she said.
2015-08-23Thane athletes steal the show at state meet in Pune - Times of India
Thane athletes steal the show at state meet in Pune B Nayak,TNN Aug 23, 2015, 12.56 PM IST THANE: Thane's top junior athletes stole the limelight at the junior state athletics meet in Pune. National medalist Nidhi Singh took the lead to win an individual gold and silver in her pet events. Other young athletes-- Monica Joshi, Shruti Jadhav, Shreyas Magar, Apoorva Ghogare and Kiran Bhosale too made a mark. Representing Thane district in the under-18 girls' group, Singh secured gold medal in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking 72.1 seconds. She further bagged silver medal in the 400-meter sprint with a timing of 62.1 seconds. She had a disappointing start on the inaugural day of the meet where she had to be content with a silver in the 400-meter run. She also anchored the district medley relay team with Ghoare, Joshi and Jadhav to win silver. "This is her comeback season after a year-long hiatus due to her grueling SSC board exam preparation in the last academic year. "Singh was the only athlete who won triple medal for the city in the state show," said her coach Nilesh Patkar. Ghogare was also part of the medley relay which won silver medal. She started her 100-meter race and ensured that her team got into the medal bracket. Jadhav got an individual bronze in the 400-meter sprint. Joshi too won bronze in the 100-meter hurdle race. In the boys' under-18 shot put event, Magar proved his throwing prowess to claim a bronze medal. Bhosale, a trainee at state government sponsored Krida Prabodhini at Dadoji Konddev stadium, who also hails from a poor farmer's family leapt past a phenomenal 7.21-meter in long jump, falling short of just 8 cm behind the state long jump record. His coach Hemkrishna Bahekar said, "He has lot of talent and a perfect athlete's structure that can push the limits. He will certainly bring a medal in the national show in his debut attempt."
2015-08-23Thane crime branch seeks to invoke MCOCA against 25 snatchers - Times of India
Thane crime branch seeks to invoke MCOCA against 25snatchers Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 23, 2015, 12.58 PM IST THANE: The crime branch is giving final touches to a proposal to invoke the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against about 25 gang members of an Irani syndicate involved in street crime under the jurisdiction of Thane police commissionerate. It is believed that the crime branch has made three proposals to invoke the stringent law against the syndicate, mostly those operating from Piranipada, Ambivali, Bhiwandi and Mumbra. The gang has spread terror among senior citizens and women, who are targeted and robbed off their gold ornaments. After robbing people, the gang members speed away on motorcycles. A police officer said, "Under MCOCA, the accused will not be able to get bail for around six months. If chargesheeted and convicted, the maximum punishment will be life imprisonment, should any of the victims be injured during robbery. The punitive sentence for MCOCA is also stronger as opposed to cases registered under Indian Penal Code." The officer added, "Most accused, after securing bail, get out of jail and again indulge in chain snatchings and other crime. So, we are using this stringent law." The officer informed that these suspects are all part of well-networked and professional gangs, responsible for a number of chain snatchings. "Apart from the chain snatchers, those jewellers who receive the stolen gold chains and melt it and even motor vehicle thieves shall not be spared as they are the part of the syndicate," the officer told TOI. Police officials claimed that in the last few months they had cracked down hard on many such criminals involved in the chain snatchings, as a result of which such incidents have gone down.
2015-08-23Over 10000 put on their running shoes for Thane Mayor monsoon marathon - Times of India
Over 10,000 put on their running shoes for Thane Mayor monsoon marathon B Nayak,TNN Aug 24, 2015, 12.30 AM IST THANE: Pune athletes stole the show in the men's and women's category of the 26th edition of Thane Mayor monsoon marathon on Sunday, in which over 10,000 people took part. Though the response was tepid this time, spirits ran high. Thane mayor Sanjay More, joint commissioner of police V V Laxminarayan, civic officials and many celebrities from the world of entertainment were present. Jaiveer Singh (28) from Army Sports Institute, Pune, won the main event of 21-km half marathon. He clocked 1 hour, 8 minutes and 12 seconds. "I am elated with the top prize, which is quite prestigious in the half marathon circuit," said Singh, who took home Rs 51,000 as the prize money. He was followed by another Pune man, Anish Thapa. The third position went to Kantilal Kumbhar of SAI Centre, Bhosla Military School, Nashik. In the 15-km women's category, Manisha Salunke of Pune Athletics Club topped at 58.19 minutes. Neelam Rajput and Vijaymala Patil both from Western Railway were second and third, respectively. Civic school students formed a major chunk in the annual sporting event. Observers stated that its popularity has dwindled over the years as it has become a political platform. In the men's senior citizen's 500 metres race, the show stealer was Diva resident and former army man, Sambhaji Dere (64), last year's runner-up. Seventy-two-year-old Bhiwandi resident, Eknath Patil, managed the second place, one spot up from last year. Defending champion Shridhar Dhondial (66) of Kalwa slipped into third place.
2015-08-23'Need to check H1N1 rise in Thane district' - Times of India
Need to check H1N1 rise in Thane district Pradeep Gupta Aug 23, 2015, 01.00 AM IST With swine flu cases on the rise in Thane district, guardian minister Eknath Shinde met civic health department officials on Sunday and stressed the importance of taking preventive measures. Shinde said that with 33 people dead and 554 persons testing positive for the virus in Thane district, the situation was getting serious. He asked health officials to ensure that they had sufficient stocks of medicines to tackle the situation. Shinde said he would ask the health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant, to set up a swine flu testing centre at Kalwa's Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital so that samples wouldn't have to be sent as far as Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai for testing.
2015-08-22They rose from dead to claim Rs 4000 crore land in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
They rose from dead to claim Rs 4,000 crore land in Thane Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 7:25am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna | From the print edition Yogesh Pawar Trio forges papers in name of dead to claim Rs 4,000-cr land. The filing of an FIR on the orders of the court has blown the lid off a Rs 4,000-crore land scam in Thane. The way documents were forged in the name of those dead decades back to perpetrate the scam has also brought into sharp focus the collusion of the revenue officials in the crime. At the heart of the scam is a 25-acre plot at Boriwade village behind Hypercity mall on Thane fastest developing Ghodbunder road which has been tilled by the Varekar family since the early 50s. We have documents for the land since then, said Idris Abbas Varekar, who is fighting for his ancestral land. He hasn't gone home in nearly a month, thanks to threat to his life. I stay with friends or relatives in Bhiwandi and keep changing my phone number to avoid getting threatened. I had thought I was fighting a just battle for what is rightfully mine, but its been an increasingly uphill task. Trouble came calling in 1996, when a developer Vikas Walawalkar approached Varekar showing interest in his land. Since they were offering the market rate I agreed and they paid me for seven acres. Within a week they returned with henchmen and usurped the entire 25 acres, Varekar recalls, the police refused to register a complaint. This land was my ancestral refuge. Without it, were paupers, wails Varekar, 63, who says the pressure to complete the legal paperwork continued. In 2007, he was forced to move Thane court when he found out that Walawalkar had approached Thane tehsildars office to get titledeed changed in the name of his father, Kamlakar Walawalkar in as early as 2001. Only Kamlakar had died on 10, September, 1995. The deceased was claiming power of attorney from a Parsi lady, Munzae Ardesar Doctor for the said land in 1989. Again, Doctor had died a whole six years (on August 1, 1983) before the said power of attorney was given! I pleaded before the court, with proof. The court pulled up the police and ordered filing of an FIR against Vikas Walawalkar and his associates Vinod Mahajan and Ashok Kulkarni on June 3, 2015, recounts Varekar. The actual FIR was filed on June 6, this year. A copy with dna shows the trio has been charged under stringent cognisable sections of the Indian Penal Code, many of which are non-bailable and attract prison terms along with other penalties. The FIR, however, didnt lead to arrests, said Varekar. Kasaravadavli police instead told the court on July 22 that the three are absconding. We are making inquiries. Just because the court said we cannot arrest someone, inspector DD Tele of Kasarvadavli station told dna. Incidentally, though shown as absconding, the trio has been seen regularly coming to meet tehsildar Vikas Patil, according to staff working there. They were last here on Wednesday, said a senior official adding, Varekars 25-acre land is worth Rs 400 crore. It connects Ghodbunder road with the Yeoor hills. The total land stretches to over 304 acres. Conservatively, this is worth Rs4,000 crore, Tehsildar Patil was irate when dna reached him for comment. I get hundreds of visitors daily. We dont maintain any records of who comes. How am I to know if someone is an absconder? His boss and Thane collector Ashwini Joshi too defended this stance. While admitting that an FIR suggested that the accused need to be arrested, she said, As far as absconders are concerned what can the revenue department do? The police will have to take action. dna tried to reach Vikas Walawalkar and his associates for comment. Satish Shetye, who handles all property matters of Walawalkar family and holds power of attorney for the entire 304 acres of land, told dna, This is a creation of local anti-social elements to harass the Walawalkars. When reminded of the FIR registered at behest of court, he said: The court was prejudiced. land scamFirst Information Report (FIR)Vinod MahajanAshok Kulkarni
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2015-08-22Tunnel between Borivli and Thane gets boost from Centre - Mid-Day
Tunnel between Borivli and Thane gets boost from Centre By Dharmendra Jore |Posted 1 hour Travelling between Thane and Borivli in just 10 minutes is now a step closer to being a reality. A plan to construct a tunnel between these two places has got full support from Central government agencies, Union transport ministry and the environment department. Public Works Minister (Undertaking) Eknath Shinde has proposed the plan, which was placed before Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi on Thursday. Shinde said the tunnel would run under the hills and forest areas of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). We are still in the initial process of planning alignment and surveys. Final plans, including the cost estimates, will be out very soon and submitted for approvals from the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Shinde told mid-day on Friday, adding that a consultant has been appointed to carry out the project study. Shinde had announced the scheme on Monday while inaugurating the last leg of the Kapurbawdi flyover in Thane. Seamless traffic in the tunnel will reduce travel time from 30 minutes to one hour (depending on the traffic conditions on the existing road) to only 8-10 minutes, he said, adding that Gadkari was all praise for the project and assured him of technical and financial support and assistance in getting green approvals. An elevated road has also been planned to ease traffic on Ghodbunder road at a cost of Rs 518 crore, the minister said.
2015-08-22Onions get dearer in Thane, no longer complimentary - Times of India
Onions get dearer in Thane, no longer complimentary Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 22, 2015, 03.40 PM IST THANE: City hotels and restaurants are looking at alternatives for recipes that include onions after the vegetable has been priced between Rs 60 and Rs 70. Most of the hotels here have taken off the complimentary salad served with onion and replaced the same with cucumber, radish and cabbage. The surge in onion prices has not only worried homemakers but also hoteliers who have started charging anywhere between Rs 8 and Rs 15 for a few slices of onions. A restaurant owner from the city said, "Onion prices keep fluctuating throughout the year. There is nothing one can do about it. Adjusting the rates on the menu card according to the prices of vegetables will put off customers and we don't want to do that. We have reduced the quantity of onions in recipes down to 25 per cent but we will not put the burden of increased rates on our patrons." He added that since onions cannot be stored and may get wasted, they are being charged when served as slices. Mayur Khole, a regular customer to city's restaurants said that he was surprised with the move of taking onions off the menu. "We are ready to shell out more for salad but some hotels have made it compulsory on their menu cards instead of making it optional," he said. Another restaurant owner at Jambli Naka said that though they do not charge extra for onions, the inclusion of same in certain recipes has been cut down. City traders said that the sudden price rise of onions in the market is due to the scanty rainfall and less production in Nashik's Lasalgaon. Vijay Devne, a farmer from Ozar in Nashik said that the price of a quintal is between Rs 4,600 and Rs 4,900. "The untimely rains in mid-summer (March and April) damaged the crops and the monsoon is the period to cultivate onions," he said.
2015-08-22Portion of Eastern Express Highway in Thane to be closed for nine hours - Times of India
Portion of Eastern Express Highway in Thane to be closed for nine hours Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Aug 22, 2015, 03.40 PM IST THANE: A portion of the Eastern Express Highway from Teen Haath Naka junction to Anand Nagar will be closed for traffic from Saturday 11pm to Sunday 8am to facilitate construction of a foot over-bridge (FOB) from the Anand Nagar check post. The traffic department said all vehicular traffic coming into Thane from Mumbai will be diverted to the LBS road (Mulund east) or the Airoli bridge. Vehicles coming from Nasik -Ghodbunder Road towards Mumbai will not be allowed to take the Kopri Bridge and instead will be diverted to Kopri circle and then on the service road near Sri Ma Bal Niketan school towards Anand nagar check naka . Heavy vehicles heading towards Mumbai will be diverted from Teen Hath Naka towards Modella check naka on LBS road. Vehicles coming from Belapur road, which take the Airoli Bridge to Thane, will be diverted to Nahur bridge, Fortis hospital- Modella check naka.
2015-08-22Thane district consumer court awaits breathing space - Times of India
Thane district consumer court awaits breathing space Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Aug 22, 2015, 03.42 PM IST THANE: The district consumer court is restricted to three small rooms on the second floor of the Thane collectorate and all attempts for the past five years to get more office space has failed, said an official. The court has three rooms court, judge and registrar's rooms where all files are kept. Registrar Vilas Pawar said, "We have written many letters to authorities asking for more space but no action has been taken. We have faced a lot of problems in the last five years as there is no record room and it would take us a lot of time to find one file. With the previous records piling up, people have had to wait for long because searching for their files was a tedious task." Thane MLA Sanjay Kelkar visited the court room on Friday and called on the district collectorate officials suggesting that until a new place for the court is finalized, it could be relocated to the fifth floor in the same building. He said, "The place is in a very bad state as there is no space to walk or even sit. I have assured the staff there that I would try to help them in getting a proper place. I will also talk to the food and civil supplies misnister Girish Bapat. I have told them to give me a letter so that I can provide them with more computers." Complaints from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Raigad are taken up by the Thane district consumer court and many senior citizens and physically challenged visit the court regularly. There are almost 16 cases filed everyday.
2015-08-22Thane's private buses stopping near flyovers prove risky - Times of India
Thane's private buses stopping near flyovers prove risky Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Aug 22, 2015, 03.43 PM IST THANE: Private transport buses that ferry passengers from Ghodbunder Road to Kopri and Thane railway station are causing inconvenience to motorists on the Eastern Express Highway as they tend to stop at the beginning of Teen Haath Naka flyover and Cadbury junction flyover. This is also dangerous for passengers as they could be knocked down by speeding vehicles. Passengers are seen alighting from private buses at the start of flyovers. Most private buses do not want to take the road below the flyovers as they are jammed. So, in order to avoid the snarls, they drop passengers at the beginning of the flyovers and then move on. ''We drive over the flyovers. It is time consuming to go below the flyover so we drop passengers on it. Also, passengers prefer this as they too are not stuck in traffic,'' said a private bus driver. ''Motorists who regularly travel by this route are aware of this. So, they make way for us,'' he added. However, there are many motorists who are new to the place and are unaware about this. DCP (traffic) Rashmi Karandikar said, "We have been taking action against such bus drivers. Last week, we registered 36 cases and filed FIRs against drivers, but they get out on bail and again start driver the same way." Hemangini Patil, deputy RTO said, "We have six squads who look into this and take actions against errant bus drivers. We have suspended the drivers for seven or ten days and have registered cases under Section 66/192 A of the motor vehicles act. They need to be reined in as they keep breaking the law.
2015-08-22Doctor disciplines mandals for extravagant festive celebrations in Thane - Times of India
Doctor disciplines mandals for extravagant festive celebrations in Thane Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 22, 2015, 03.42 PM IST THANE: In a crisp blue shirt and perfectly knotted burgundy tie, swirling in an executive chair, Dr Mahesh Vijay Bedekar hardly fits the image of a crusader. Nonetheless, the 42-year-old gynaecologist who dared to confront a brash political leadership inspires a 'Yes, we can' belief among common Thaneites. For he singlehandedly secured a landmark verdict from the high court to regulate riotous and extravagant festive celebrations. Dr Bedekar's victory in a four-year legal battle has put an end to noisy street celebrations of the Dahi Handi and Ganesh festivals. Mandals, which once competed with one another to make the festival a money-spinning entertainment, have called off their events. It was not an easy battle for Dr Bedekar, for he had taken on powerful politicians. "I was being wrongly accused of being anti-religious as well as anti-culture. I personally celebrate all festivals, but not in a noisy way. Putting up huge hoardings, playing ear-splitting music unmindful of whether it disturbs people and putting lives at risk cannot be called festival for any community," he said. On August 30, 2012, activist Pradeep Indulkar was assaulted by cops at the Naupada police station when he went to complain against a decibel level breach by a Dahi Handi mandal in Panchpakhadi. Thanks to Dr Bedekar's PIL, helpline numbers have been started for the public to file complaints against noise pollution, as directed by the high court.
2015-08-22MSEDCL junior engineer, aides held for graft in thane - Times of India
MSEDCL junior engineer, aides held for graft in thane Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 22, 2015, 03.41 PM IST THANE: A junior engineer attached to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), along with two others, has been arrested for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 70,000 on Friday. The engineer, Nitin Kamble, found that the complainant's power meter was tempered for which the fine is Rs 3.80 lakh. But in order to hush up the matter, Kamble asked the victim to pay Rs 1.50 lakh. After much bargaining, the amount was brought down to Rs 70,000, out of which the victim had paid Rs 53,000 to two persons Yogesh Bhoir and Rahul Bhoir. 'The victim then lodged a complaint with the police who laid a trap and arrested the trio.
2015-08-21Compulsory fire audits in city malls, says Thane Municipal Corporation chief - Daily News & Analysis
Compulsory fire audits in city malls, says Thane Municipal Corporation chief Friday, 21 August 2015 - 7:55am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha Jaiswal said the fire audits will not just keep a check on the security system, but will also reveal the illegal hotels and restaurants that have flourished in the basements of the malls. Keeping safety of the shoppers as well as occupants in mind, every mall in the city will now have to undergo a compulsory fire audit. The issue was discussed at the mahasabha held at the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) office between the civic officials and corporators. Following the meeting, TMC chief Sanjeev Jaiswal has ordered compulsory fire audits for all the malls in city. The directive comes after a minor fire broke out in one of the hotels located in the basement of Korum mall recently. The mall authorities noticed the fire around 9.30pm. As the incident occurred on weekend, there was no casualty and minor property loss was reported. Jaiswal said the fire audits will not just keep a check on the security system, but will also reveal the illegal hotels and restaurants that have flourished in the basements of the malls. TMC had earlier taken strict action against the city dance bars as many were functioning without obtaining the required No Objection Certificate (NOC) and had demolished the ones that were illegal. The civic officials said for establishing restaurants and dance bars, an NOC from fire department is a compulsory document. Other than the fire audits, the Jaiswal has also made it clear that no new permissions should be given to any restaurants as well as dance bars and documentation of all the existing restaurants should be done. While restaurants and dance bars have been mushrooming in the basement and terrace areas, incidents of short circuit and cylinder blasts have also increased. In the meeting, the corporators had demanded a change in the existing fire norms for the hotels and dance bars. They have proposed that the norms should be made flexible so that the action could be taken against a bar or a mall if they are operating in the basement. The corporators have also asked the authorities to start an inquiry about the restaurants being operated on terrace and take action against them as many are reportedly misusing the development plan. With the issue being raised in the meeting and demands placed by the corporators, Jaiswal has reiterated on making the fire audits of all malls a compulsory order and action against illegal hotels operating in basements. Earlier, action against 55 illegal dance bars was taken and now, all dance bars and hotels operating in malls are in question again as they have failed to comply to the safety measures stated by the fire department. The fire department officials will start the audit shortly and will also take action against those who fail to comply comply with the norms. Meanwhile, Savio Cardoz, a resident of Laxmi Residency at Wagle Estate, said, Hotel Ceazer Park-cum-dance bar is operational here in spite of not having fire NOC and we have been complaining for long, but no action has been taken. The residents have also alleged that, there is always an unrest in the hotel-cum-bar and that their complaints have fallen on deaf ears. Compulsory fire audits and no fresh approval being taken up by TMC is just an eyewash as they lack in effective action, added Cardos. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) sanjeev jaiswal Audits fire audit
2015-08-21TMC to install CCTV in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
TMC to install CCTV in Thane Friday, 21 August 2015 - 7:55am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh Thane residents can soon hope for quick detection of crimes as the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is soon going to install CCTVs on the streets. The safety of citizens and installation of CCTV to prevent crime have been discussed for long in Thane, since the Nirbhaya incident. But now it is time for action. Thane police as well as the municipal corporation are all geared up for the installation of CCTVs on the streets of Thane. Thane residents can soon hope for quick detection of crimes as the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is soon going to install CCTVs on the streets. According to sources, tenders were called for the same and the TMC are mulling over them for tenders. "The process has already been initiated and we have zeroed in on two tenders. We will take a decision in the next 10 days," says Sanjeev Jaiswal, TMC commissioner. The CCTVs will be installed in phases, first between Anandnagar and Cadbury and then Cadbury and Kasarwadavli. These CCTVs will be manned by Thane cops. There will be a command center for monitoring the CCTVs and it will be under the control of the Thane police. Rs50 lakh have been sanctioned from the MPs fund and released to the district collector. Now, installing the CCTV is the job of the TMC, says VV Laxminarayan, joint police commissioner, Thane. After the TMC gives us the feedback on it, we will monitor them through our command center which will be under the DCPs jurisdiction, he said. Confirmed Jaiswal that the funds have been released and they will be working on the project in phases. Rs25 lakh will be spent on installation of the CCTVs and Rs25 lakh on building a command room at the police headquarters in Thane, said Laxminarayan. We are hoping to do rest of the CCTV installation for the city through corporate social responsibility, he added. CCTV Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Nirbhayasanjeev jaiswal
2015-08-2123-yr-old 'manhandled' by ticket checker at Thane stn - Times of India
ThaneBreaking News:23-yr-old manhandled by ticket checker at Thane Shrutika Sukhi,TNN | Aug 21, 2015, 11.12 AM IST THANE: A 23-year-old woman has accused a lady ticket examiner of allegedly manhandling and causing minor injuries to her while travelling in a Thane-bound local on Tuesday. The victim's pass had expired and she had acknowledged her mistake; despite this, the ticket checker manhandled her. The victim, Neha Navgire, is employed with a multinational company in Thane. The Ulhasnagar resident had boarded a Thane-bound local when the incident took place. "I had boarded a 1.45pm local and entered the first class compartment. My pass had expired and I wasn't aware of it. When the ticket checker, Prachi Bhanushali, came to check my pass she told me that it had expired a day before. I told her that I was unaware about it and was ready to pay the fine of Rs 395. But the I realized that I had only Rs 200 in my purse. I then told Bhanushali that I would withdraw money from the ATM and pay her," said Navgire. "Initially Bhanushali agreed. But as soon as we reached Thane station, she pulled me by my hand and dragged me towards the station master's office. I requested her to let me go to the ATM, but she didn't listen. To my luck, a boy came to my rescue and paid my fine amount. He also helped me file a complaint against Bhanushali," she added. The boy, Shine Kumar (22), said that the duo went to complaint about Bhanushali with the station master Vijay Kumar, but he told them that they would have to go to CST to file a complaint. "It was then that we went to the RPF office where we learnt that Kumar himself will have to take down the complaint."
2015-08-20Minor rescued from Ambernath by Thane AHTC - Times of India
Minor rescued from Ambernath by Thane AHTC Nishikant Karlikar,TNN | Aug 20, 2015, 11.18 AM IST THANE: A minor girl of Nepal origin who was lured with the promise of marriage was rescued by the Anti Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of Thane crime branch on Tuesday . The accused Aambedkar Gautam (26) a resident of Ambernath and native of Siddharth nagar in Uttar Pradesh had visited Nepal to his aunt at Krushnagar in Nepad and the minor girl was employed as a maid. Gautam came back to Siddharthnagar and told the girl to cross over and come to Siddharthnagar and on pretext of marrying her she was brought to Ambernath, informed Shakil Shaikh, the senior police inspector of AHTC. The parents of the girl however got worried and contacted a Nepal based NGO who then got in touch with the Rescue foundation who alerted the AHTC branch in the first week of August. "We just had the mobile number of the girl and accordingly we found out the tower location of them and nearly 15 days later we located them at a rented room in Gaikwad pada of Hanuman nagar," Shaikh told TOI. The girl was rescued from the clutches of the accused however she was not dragged into flesh trade but she claimed that her distant relatives were planning to sell her hence she fled away with the boy.
Minor rescued from Ambernath by Thane AHTC - Times of India
2015-08-20Thane creek as Flamingo Sanctuary: Here's what it means - Mid-Day
Thane Creek As Flamingo Sanctuary: Here's What It Means Aug 20, 2015, 09:14 IST | Krutika BehrawalaFacebookG+TwitterPinterestFeedback Factfile What: Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary (reserved under Section 18 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972) Where: The western bank of Thane creek between Airoli and Vashi bridgesTotal Area covered: 1,691 hectares (16.9 sq km) Break up: 143.16h (Mulund) + 257.35h (Vikhroli) + 94.92h (Bhandup) + 264.87h (Kanjurmarg) + 135.74h (Mandala) = 896h (mangrove cover along the western side of the creek); Creek area (partly exposed during low tide) = 795hNumber of flamingos: Around 20,000 Species: Lesser Flamingo and Greater Flamingo. Lesser Flamingo is more common with resident/breeding populations in India. Flight path: They arrive in Mumbai by October/November and leave by early June (monsoon). They are believed to come from Gujarat and a few from the Middle East. BNHS is planning to do a PTT (Platform Transmitter Terminal) study about their flight path. First sightings: Flamingos were first spotted and recorded in Sewri in 1994, and around the same time in Thane Creek. Also spot: 200 bird species. This includes Oriental Stork, Black-headed Ibis, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Caspian Tern, European Roller, Clamorous Reed Warbler and egret species like Night Heron and Little Heron. Rare species: The Osprey, listed in Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, and the Greater Spotted Eagle, listed by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Vulnerable. Species: Lesser Flamingo and Greater Flamingo. More common is Lesser Flamingo with resident/breeding populations in India, and the major stronghold is in parts of Africa. Greater Flamingo is far more widespread species with populations even in the Middle-East. Birds of Thane creek: Published by the Mangrove Cell under the Government of India-GIZ Project on Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPA), this 60-page booklet penned by Sunjoy Monga is a first-of-its-kind documentation on the diversity of bird life in the creek.
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2015-08-20Nepalese girl rescued by Thane AHTC; Youth held - Mid-Day
Nepalese girl rescued by Thane AHTC; Youth held By PTI |Posted 20-Aug-2015 Thane: A 26-year-old man has been arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of Thane police for allegedly luring a Nepalese minor girl into his custody on the pretext of looking after her, police said on Thursday. The relatives of the 17-year-old victim were trying to 'sell her off' when the accused A R Gautam, who was on a visit to Nepal, assured them that he would support the girl and brought her to a chawl in Gaikwad Pada in Ulhasnagar township here, Inspector S I Shaikh of Thane AHTC said. Acting on a tip-off, the AHTC officials, in the wee hours of on Wednesday, raided the place and rescued the girl. Gautam was arrested, he said. The accused, was to marry the girl to which she had agreed, was reportedly already married twice. He hails from Uttar Pradesh, the Inspector said. A case has been registered under section 366B (Importation of girl from foreign country) of the IPC by the Ambernath East police and further investigation is on, he added.
Nepalese girl rescued by Thane AHTC; Youth held - Mid-Day
2015-08-20Nagpur's Rashi helps Thane triumph in Inter-District Badminton Championship - Times of India
Nagpur's Rashi helps Thane triumph in Inter-District Badminton Championship Suhas Nayse,TNN | Aug 20, 2015, 11.11 PM IST NAGPUR: Nagpur's loss is Thane's gain. A spectacular performance by city shuttler Rashi Lambe propelled Thane to emerge champions in the Maharashtra Junior (U-17 and U-19) Inter-District Badminton Championship at the Dayanand College Indoor Stadium in Latur on Thursday. The fourteen-year-old Rashi won two crucial matches as Thane rallied back from 0-2 down to clinch the title with 3-2 victory in the U-19 team championship final. Rashi won the girls doubles and mixed doubles under tremendous pressure to help her adopted district team pocket the gold medal. A Standard IX student of Tapovan School in Nagpur, Rashi trained all these years under Kiran Makode at the VBA Hall, Shankar Nagar. To improve further, Rashi's parents decided to shift her to Thane few months ago where the promising teenager has been practicing at the Syed Modi Thane Badminton Academy. Chief coach of the Thane Academy, Shrikant Vad, is overwhelmed with the performance of Rashi. "Rashi has done a remarkable job at Latur. When we were down and almost out, she produced stunning performance to win back-to-back matches. It is not easy to win against national champion Purva Barve but Rashi lived up to the expectations to help Thane win a tense final," Vad told TOI on Thursday. Rashi, who is equally good in singles too, is jubilant after the win. "In the final we lost the first two singles and had to win the remaining three matches. I had to play the girls doubles and mixed doubles (fourth and fifth matches). I am glad I manage to win both the matches. I and Sai Gulhane won girls doubles to make the tie score 2-2. In the decider, I and Aman combined well to win the mixed doubles," said Rashi. It was a double heartbreak for Pune as they lost the U-17 team championship too with similar 2-3 margin. Both the U-17 and U-19 Nagpur district teams lost in the quarterfinals against Nashik 0-3. RESULTS (Finals) U-19: Thane bt Pune 3-2 (Aman Fafogh Sanjay lost to Vineet Kamble 14-21, 21-19, 17-21; Sai Gulhane lost to Purva Barve 16-21, 6-21; Nihar Kelkar-Pauras Kulkarni bt Aniruddha Mayekar-Narendra Gogawale 21-14, 21-18; Rashi Lambe-Sai Gulhane bt Purva Barve-Tanishka Deshpande 21-17, 21-14; Aman Fafogh Sanjay-Rashi Lambe bt Narendra Gogawale-Purva Barve 21-11, 21-17). U-17: Mumbai Suburban bt Pune 3-2 (Sai Dinesh Reddy lost to Arya Bhivpathaki 19-21, 21-18, 15-21; Simran Singhi lost to Purva Barve 12-21, 14-21; Akshan Shetty-Sai Dinesh Reddy bt Aniruddha Mayekar-Arya Bhivpathaki 21-15, 21-19; Kalpita Sawant-Simarn Singhi bt Purva Barve-Tanishka Deshpande 21-15, 21-11; Sai Dinesh Reddy-Simarn Singhi bt Arya Bhivpathaki-Purva Barve 21-14, 21-19).
2015-08-20NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad cancels dahi handi event in Thane over Maharashtra's ... - Mid-Day
NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad cancels dahi handi event in Thane over Maharashtra's drought situation By PTI |Posted 20-Aug-2015 NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad has cancelled his 'Sangharsh' dahi handi event in adjoining Thane in view of the drought situation in Maharashtra and new 'restrictions' brought up by state government on celebration of the festival. Awhad had recently threatened to launch protest against government for imposing various curbs on the festival, by forming human pyramids on streets. "The drought situation in the state has taken a dangerous turn at the moment. The scarcity of water will be felt by Mumbaikars in future as well because rain is not seen anywhere. "In such a scenario, it would be inhuman to celebrate when most people in Maharashtra are going through a tough time. So we have decided to cancel the event," Awhad, whose 'Sangharsh Pratishthan' is known for organising extravagant dahi handi event in Thane, told PTI. Awhad also blamed government for 'imposing restrictions' on the event this year. "The restrictions put by the government like usage of roads, loudspeakers, construction of mandaps, etc. are so bad (that) it will be impossible for us to do anything. And then they have come to power with a Hindu tag on their names so let them give the required clearances to them (those dahi handi organisers who are ready to adhere to new rules) now," Awhad said. The government recently accorded the status of 'adventure sport' to the human pyramids formed by 'Govindas' during the festival and has also banned children below 12 years of age from participating. As per government's rules, boys and girls in the age group 12 to 15 years will have to obtain permission from their parents for participating in the festival which is celebrated to mark birth of Lord Krishna. The festival will be held next month. The status of adventure sport entails that organisers ensure medical treatment to participants in case of injury. They also have to make available foam mattresses, harnesses, and guards for knee, chest and head for Govindas and that they are also insured.
NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad cancels dahi handi event in Thane over Maharashtra
2015-08-2023-yr-old 'manhandled' by ticket checker at Thane stn - Times of India
23-yr-old manhandled by ticket checker at Thane stn Shrutika Sukhi,TNN Agencies | Aug 20, 2015, 10.05 PM IST THANE: A 23-year-old woman has accused a lady ticket examiner of allegedly manhandling and causing minor injuries to her while travelling in a Thane-bound local on Tuesday. The victim's pass had expired and she had acknowledged her mistake; despite this, the ticket checker manhandled her. The victim, Neha Navgire, is employed with a multinational company in Thane. The Ulhasnagar resident had boarded a Thane-bound local when the incident took place.''I had boarded a 1.45pm local and entered the first class compartment. My pass had expired and I wasn't aware of it. When the ticket checker, Prachi Bhanushali, came to check my pass she told me that it had expired a day before. I told her that I was unaware about it and was ready to pay the fine of Rs 395. But the I realized that I had only Rs 200 in my purse. I then told Bhanushali that I would withdraw money from the ATM and pay her,'' said Navgire. ''Initially Bhanushali agreed. But as soon as we reached Thane station, she pulled me by my hand and dragged me towards the station master's office. I requested her to let me go to the ATM, but she didn't listen. To my luck, a boy came to my rescue and paid my fine amount. He also helped me file a complaint against Bhanushali,'' she added. The boy, Shine Kumar (22), said that the duo went to complaint about Bhanushali with the station master Vijay Kumar, but he told them that they would have to go to CST to file a complaint. ''It was then that we went to the RPF office where we learnt that Kumar himself will have to take down the complaint.''
2015-08-19Guardian minister announces special six lane flyover to connect Thane-Borivali - Daily News & Analysis
Guardian minister announces special six lane flyover to connect Thane-Borivali DNA CORRESPONDENT | Updated: Aug 19, 2015, 07:30 AM IST, DNA The minister for Public Works Department (PWD) and guardian minister for Thane, Eknath Shinde, announced special plans for increasing the connectivity of Thane with the rest of the city. He has announced a special six lane underground road that will connect Thane and Borivali. Also, he has received an approval of Rs517 crores for other flyover projects within Thane city. He also insisted that the roads built, needs to be strong and the progress of any city is possible only when the services provided is maintained. "In the future, areas like Anandnagar, Kasarvadavli, Bhayanderpada and Mulund Toll Naka will have flyovers mushrooming in the vicinity which will help decrease the traffic issues in these cities," added Shinde, while sharing the plans for a six lane underground tunnel to connect Thane-Borivli. This road will be prepared, keeping in mind German technology, this 800km road will require more than Rs30,000 crore. But, it will cut travel time from 90mins to 10mins; this tunnel will deviate from Ghodbunder Road to Tikujiniwadi and cover 15km beneath the ground through Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Yeoor. It will then connect with the Western Express Highway (WEH) at Borivli. Thane and Borivali in North Mumbai are separated by a chain of hills, most of which are a part of the national park. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is ready with preliminary reports and a consultant has been appointed to carry out the project. Apart from this, the state government has also approved the widening of Kalyan-Shil road, which will be taken up soon. Within the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) also roads need to be maintained and MSRDC will look into it.
Guardian minister announces special six lane flyover to connect Thane-Borivali - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-19Thane doctor captures best of wildlife through his lens - Daily News & Analysis
Thane doctor captures best of wildlife through his lens Updated: Aug 19, 2015, 08:05 AM IST, DNA Though he is a doctor by profession, photography is his passion and Dr Sudhir Gaikwad Inamdar juggles between the two very easily. Other than medical terms and synopsis Dr Inamdar has a good tuning with camera, lens tripod and other accessories related to photography. He has won many accolades, awards and the photographs clicked by him have appeared on the cover page of national magazines as well. On World Photography Day today, this Thane resident shares his favourite moment in photography and how he ventured into this field. Dr Inamdar says, "For 20 years, I had been practicing as a regular doctor from morning to evening and had no life beyond clinic and patients. Until one day when I went for an outing to Dandeli wildlife sanctuary. This was followed by a safari tour and next outing to Kaas plateau in Satara. I saw many people clicking photographs and when I saw them on the internet and on other pages I was amazed and decided to take up photography. Since 2011, I have been regularly going on trips and capturing animals and birds on my lens." He has won Shrushti Mitra Award 2013 from the department of environment, Maharashtra; he also received an award at photo competition by the state forest department in 2015; he has made his presence felt at Kirloskar Vasundhara International Photography Competition, Pakshi Mitra Sammelan, UNICEF environmental International Competition and picture of leopard clicked by him has appeared on cover page of Sanctuary Asia, India's No1 wildlife magazine. His photographs have also been displayed at many exhibitions across Maharashtra. Along with classes at Dr Uday Kanitkar about wildlife photography, Foto Circle Society has helped Dr Inamdar polish his skills and knowing everything related to photography. He has inspired many doctors and other professionals to pursue photography. After getting used to lenses, he frequented wildlife sanctuaries and forests. Some of them are Chilka lake, Barnawapara, Gir, Kaziranga, Nal Sarovar, Greater Rann of Kutch. He travelled to different parts of India to get the best click. Sharing his memorable moment, he says, "Telia Tiger sisters in Tadoba killed a sloth bear and I got an opportunity to capture this. Mere mention of the event gives me goosebumps. The next was a chance to click Great Indian Bustards (estimated to be less than 100 globally)." "My favourite place is Navi mumbai wetland, home to about 150 bird species. I have been photographing and documenting birds in this region since four years with my close friends Dr Atul Deshpande and Yogesh Paradkar," he adds. "I can easily juggle between work and passion. I always plan excursions in four to five months in advance so that my work doesn't get affected. Also, my family has been supportive; my CA wife makes sure to plan finances for my trips. On World Photography Day, I want more and more people to take interest in wildlife photography and develop interest in conservation of wildlife and forests globally," he signs-off.
Thane doctor captures best of wildlife through his lens - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-19Rs 20000 looted from temple in Thane - Business Standard
Rs 20,000 looted from temple in Thane Press Trust of India | Thane Last Updated at August 19, 2015 21:42 IST A gang of robbers decamped with a cash of around Rs 20,000 from a temple near here today after threatening the watchman on duty, police said. The robbers, whose number was not known, targeted the Pimpleshwar Mahadeo Mandir at Sagaon village in the wee hours. They picked up the watchman on duty and took him to a room in the premises on a knife point. The burglars threatened to harm the guard if he tried to raise an alam, they said. While two thieves held the watchman captive, the other gang members broke open the temple's door and pulled out the 'hundi' (donation pot), from where they collected the currency notes, totalling around Rs 20,000, and fled, said S S Shevale, Assistant Police Inspector from Manpada. A case has been registered against unidentified persons and a hunt launched for the robbers, police added.
2015-08-19Collector invites ideas from citizens for Thane district's overall development - Times of India
Collector invites ideas from citizens for Thane district's overall developmentShrutika SukhiShrutika Sukhi,TNN | Aug 20, 2015, 02.39 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesRELATEDTHANE: District collector Ashwini Joshi has invited innovative ideas from citizens to create sustainable development mechanisms and jobs in the farm, manufacturing and service sector across Thane. As a first step to bridge the gap between the civil society and the administration, Joshi has set-up a district innovation council which would comprise of citizens whose time-tested strategies have created an impact in their sectors. From progressive farmers who battled natural and systemic odds to create a revolution of sorts in their farm fields in Thane to entrepreneurs who created women's self-help groups and administrative officials, the district council will seek out-of-box initiatives. "It is a collaborative exercise where a winning strategy can be evolved by those who have toiled hard in a particular sector and our officials to bring about a fresh change. The attempt is to create a collective social impact which will be beneficial for the people and our district as a whole," said Joshi. The IAS officer said the entire effort is to take a fresh look at issues and collectively create new approaches to social and economic issues and how best to use the talent pool of human resources for the benefit of the society. "We will reach out to students for their suggestions on various issues. Citizens can post their suggestions on our website at dpothane@gmail.com and the best entries will be rewarded," said district planning officer Amol Khandare. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-19Thane athletes win gold in state junior championship - Times of India
Thane athletes win gold in state junior championship B Nayak,TNN | Aug 20, 2015, 02.49 AM IST THANE: City athletes Narayan Satheesh, Diptayan Mukherjee, Kiran Bhosle and Gurunath Malshekar bagged the gold medal in a medley relay at the Maharashtra Junior Athletics Championship held in Pune. They finished the race in four minutes and two seconds. Bhosle also clinched the gold medal in the long jump with a 7.29-meter long leap, while Satheesh triumphed with another gold in the 800-meter sprint with a timing of 1:57:2 in the under-18 age group. Another Thaneite, Samaksh Dixit, won a silver and bronze medal for his decathlon score of 3,500 points and for high jump respectively.
2015-08-18Greens lambast minister's Thane-Borivli tunnel plan - Times of India
Greens lambast minister’s Thane-Borivli tunnel plan Shrutika Sukhi | Aug 19, 2015, 12.29 AM IST THANE: PWD minister Eknath Shinde's announcement to dig a 10km tunnel under the Yeoor hills and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park to cut travel time between Thane and Borivli to 10 minutes has invited sharp criticism from environmentalists. The project was conceptualized by Shinde after discussions with senior forest officials and a team of consultants. "It is in its nascent stage. I announced it after speaking to forest officials and experts, who have responded positively. I will meet the chief minister shortly to discuss the project and appoint a consultant to study the tunnel's feasibility," Shinde told TOI. The proposal is for the tunnel to open near the Yeoor foothills, close to the privately-owned water park Tikuji-ni-Wadi at Thane, and end on Western Express Highway at Borivli. Minister Shinde said this at the inauguration of one arm of the Kapurbawdi flyover on Monday. The announcement invited the ire of environmentalists. Most say Mumbai and Thane are among few metros in the world to have a forest within city limits and nothing should be done to disturb the balance. Debi Goenka, trustee and founder of Conservation Action Trust, said, "The project is likely to affect ecological balance. Politicians might feel that making an underground tunnel won't affect the environment, but it is not true. Noise during drilling holes in the mountains is enough to disturb wildlife. The government should stop coming up with such concepts. Moreover, will someone tell us who will fund this project? The state definitely does not have the financial muscle to build such a link." Others have expressed concerns on how the minister could be so causal in his announcement even though there is no study to back the project. Residents around Tikuji-ni-Wadi said the forest department has denied them permission to repair a 500m road leading to their complex and so the announcement of the tunnel has taken them by surprise. "I wonder how tunnelling underneath the forested mountains can be talked about so casually? No feasibility studies, no seismic risk analysis, no assessment on the effect on wildlife and soil stability. Not to mention the financial aspect. Without any idea of these, it is naive to even propose tunnelling under SGNP," said naturalist Shardul Bajikar. A few activists said they won't oppose the tunnel if the authorities demonstrate the project won't affect wildlife. "If the government can clearly demonstrate that the underground road will not affect ecology, there is no reason to object to the project," said D Stalin, director, Vanashakti.
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2015-08-18Police register criminal case against Tehelka in Thane - Times of India
Police register criminal case against Tehelka in Thane Nishikant Karlikar,TNN Aug 18, 2015, 07.23 AM IST The city police have registered a suo motu criminal case against the Tehelka magazine which prominently figured Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray among the photographs of terrorists. The police action came after a series of protests by the Sena workers in the city led by Shiv Sena district chief and cabinet minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday along with Naresh Mhaske, leader of house in TMC led the agitation and condemned the article also burnt the copies of weekly to voice their decent against the magazine. The Sainks demanded an unconditional apology from the editor and take strictest action. The case was registered at Rabodi police station against the editor of the Tehelka. "In the morning some people gathered under the jurisdiction of Rabodi police station asking to take action against responsible person of Tehelka. Hence, considering the request a case was registered," said Gajanan Kabdule, the public relation officer of Thane police. A case has been registered at Rabodi police station under section 153 (a) (Promoting enmity between different groups and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 153 (b) (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) and 153 (c) (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot). Also, on Sunday the members of Shiv Sena protested outside Anand Ashram (headquarters of Sena in Thane) . The story has mentioned about the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and Khalistani terror leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale along with Balasaheb Thackeray and referred them to all four as terrorists which irked the Shiv Sainks in Thane.
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2015-08-18Meet this Thane man who has produced zero garbage in the last 12 years - Daily News & Analysis
Meet this Thane man who has produced zero garbage in the last 12 years Updated: Aug 18, 2015, 05:24 PM IST, iamin.in Sixty-five-year-old Kaustubh Tamhankar has not made any trash in the past 12 years. A poster on his houses front door, infact, states We Do Not Produce Garbage. Sharing with iamin, Tamhankar said, For the past 12 years, I havent produced any garbage. Not a single piece of waste paper accumulated goes into the dustbin. This Thane-based man, who fertilises waste at his home is making a big difference in his home by recycling. My wife Sharyu is fond of cleanliness and that made me think of doing something on similar lines for the environment. I observed that waste goes from one dustbin to other and then finally to dumping ground, which ultimately causes air pollution after burning. So I thought of organising waste in a manner, that it will not harm the environment. For the start, I threw away all the dustbins I had in my house. Then, I began to segregate dry waste and wet waste. In my house, none of the family members throw away even a single piece of paper, everything goes to the scrap dealers, Tamhankar explained. Tamhankars balcony has three bags, one for wet waste, other for dry waste and the last one to collect plastic. Plastic is non-biodegradable. I own Tansa Pvt Company which deals with pipes. Therefore, for manufacturing and delivering purposes, I use these plastic bags for packing, he added. Tamhankar sells Avirat Patra (continuous processing equipment) for Rs 900. This equipment consists one basket which is attached with triangular shaped filter. At the base level, there's a small pot which collects fertilised soil. Everyday one has to put waste in the basket, and spray water on it. After 4 weeks, one gets fertilised soil (compost). I have made this equipment and sell it for Rs 900 to interested buyers, he said. Tamhankar has also written a book explaining the advantages of recycling. The book can be purchased at any cost. Readers can pay me the amount they feel like. There is no MRP on the book cover. It is available in Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi languages.
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2015-08-18Greens lambast minister's Thane-Borivli tunnel plan - Times of India
Greens lambast ministers Thane-Borivli tunnel plan Manoj Badgeri, Clara Lewis & Shrutika Sukhi | Aug 19, 2015, 12.29 AM IST THANE: PWD minister Eknath Shinde's announcement to dig a 10km tunnel under the Yeoor hills and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park to cut travel time between Thane and Borivli to 10 minutes has invited sharp criticism from environmentalists. The project was conceptualized by Shinde after discussions with senior forest officials and a team of consultants. "It is in its nascent stage. I announced it after speaking to forest officials and experts, who have responded positively. I will meet the chief minister shortly to discuss the project and appoint a consultant to study the tunnel's feasibility," Shinde told TOI. The proposal is for the tunnel to open near the Yeoor foothills, close to the privately-owned water park Tikuji-ni-Wadi at Thane, and end on Western Express Highway at Borivli. Minister Shinde said this at the inauguration of one arm of the Kapurbawdi flyover on Monday. The announcement invited the ire of environmentalists. Most say Mumbai and Thane are among few metros in the world to have a forest within city limits and nothing should be done to disturb the balance. Debi Goenka, trustee and founder of Conservation Action Trust, said, "The project is likely to affect ecological balance. Politicians might feel that making an underground tunnel won't affect the environment, but it is not true. Noise during drilling holes in the mountains is enough to disturb wildlife. The government should stop coming up with such concepts. Moreover, will someone tell us who will fund this project? The state definitely does not have the financial muscle to build such a link." Others have expressed concerns on how the minister could be so causal in his announcement even though there is no study to back the project. Residents around Tikuji-ni-Wadi said the forest department has denied them permission to repair a 500m road leading to their complex and so the announcement of the tunnel has taken them by surprise. "I wonder how tunnelling underneath the forested mountains can be talked about so casually? No feasibility studies, no seismic risk analysis, no assessment on the effect on wildlife and soil stability. Not to mention the financial aspect. Without any idea of these, it is naive to even propose tunnelling under SGNP," said naturalist Shardul Bajikar. A few activists said they won't oppose the tunnel if the authorities demonstrate the project won't affect wildlife. "If the government can clearly demonstrate that the underground road will not affect ecology, there is no reason to object to the project," said D Stalin, director, Vanashakti.
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2015-08-18Thane girls shine at junior national squash meet, selected for Asian Juniors ... - Times of India
Thane girls shine at junior national squash meet, selected for Asian Juniors in IranB B NayakB B Nayak,TNN | Aug 19, 2015, 02.10 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesRELATEDTHANE: Thane girls won medals at the Junior Squash Championship held in Mumbai recently. Ananya Dabke, Aishwarya Bhattacharya, Aarya Ogale, Anannya Morey- all top-ranked junior squash players from the city made a mark in their respective categories. Dabke seeded 2nd in girls' under-13, clinched the title by ousting top seed Megha Bhatia of Delhi 3-1. Ogale seeded 3rd bagged the third position while Avani Nagar seeded 3rd lost out in the quarter finals but did well to beat Aishwarya Khubchandani to secure the fifth position. In the girls' under-19 category, Bhattacharya the 2nd seed lost to Akansha Salunkhe in a closely fought final by 1-3. She earlier ousted Jui Kalgutkar in semifinal 3-1. Bhattacharya, Dabke, Nagar and Ogale have found berths to represent India in the upcoming Asian Juniors Squash Tournament at Tehran next week. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
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2015-08-17Thane village gets lessons on man-animal conflict from SGNP leopard rescue team - Daily News & Analysis
Thane village gets lessons on man-animal conflict from SGNP leopard rescue team Updated: Aug 17, 2015, 08:44 AM IST, DNA Members of the Leopard Rescue Team from Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Mumbaikars for SGNP (MfSGNP) on Sunday visited 7 Petals bungalow complex at Ovala in Thane in a move to interact with the locals. The residents of the area have been living in fear after a leopard picked up a Rottweiler from a bungalow. Cocoa, the pet dog, was killed and the incident was captured by a CCTV camera. Sonu Singh, volunteer with MfGNP, a group of experts and citizens who organise awareness programmes on issues of man-animal conflict, said: "When Aarti Notiyal Gupta's pet was taken away by the leopard, she requested us to conduct a 'Living with Leopards' session. In fact, she asked us to carry out a session in the nearby tribal Pankhanda village so that it would help the villagers in case the need arises. We along with the rescue team explained to them the basics of how to co-exist with leopards." The villagers were asked to maintain cleanliness and not dump garbage as filth attracts dogs and dogs in turn attract leopards. "We also asked them to ensure that they do not allow their children to roam alone after darkness falls and in the wee hours of the morning," he said. The team promised to put up posters in the area citing the dos and dont's in local language. The posters will also have the forest control room phone numbers. Meanwhile, Gupta informed that after the incident they have been reading extensively about leopards and their behaviour. "We have asked the security to be more vigilant and will soon be putting up more lights. While we are thinking of installing an electric fence, the team has told us that it won't be a foolproof measure as there are many trees around that can be used by leopards." Members of rescue team also visited Gupta's bungalow and explained to the family members that there were many spots from where leopards could enter. "We have explained that capturing the leopard will only increase trouble as research shows that a territory can be taken over by a leopard after the animal adapts to it," said a forest staff. Precautions to avoid leopard attacks Members of the Leopard Rescue Team from Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Mumbaikars for SGNP (MfSGNP) on Sunday visited 7 Petals bungalow complex at Ovala in Thane in a move to interact with the locals. The residents of the area have been living in fear after a leopard picked up a Rottweiler from a bungalow. Cocoa, the pet dog, was killed and the incident was captured by a CCTV camera. The villagers were asked to maintain cleanliness and not dump garbage as filth attracts dogs and dogs in turn attract leopards. They were also asked to ensure that children do not roam alone after darkness falls and in the wee hours of the morning.
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2015-08-17Tunnel to shorten Thane-Borivali route on cards: Eknath Shinde - Mid-Day
Tunnel To Shorten Thane-Borivali Route On Cards: Eknath Shinde Aug 17, 2015, 22:48 IST | PTIFacebookG+TwitterPinterestFeedback Thane: The Maharashtra government was planning to construct a tunnel linking Thane with the northern Mumbai suburb of Borivali to shorten the travelling distance between the two towns, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Eknath Shinde said on Monday evening. Shinde was speaking after inaugurating the last wing of Kapurbawdi flyover in the city. The flyover has been built at a cost of Rs 178 crore. Shinde said the tunnel would be constructed between Tikuniji Wadi and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, reducing the travel time to just eight minutes (from the current half-an-hour). Thane and Borivali in north Mumbai are separated by a chain of hills, most of which are a part of the national park. A consultant has been appointed to carry out project study, the minister said. Further, elevated road had been planned along the Godhbunder road at a cost of Rs 518 crore, he said.
Tunnel to shorten Thane-Borivali route on cards: Eknath Shinde - Mid-Day
2015-08-17Thane youth app-solutely thrilled to seek information, post selfies & lip-sync - Times of India
Thane youth app-solutely thrilled to seek information, post selfies & lip-sync Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Aug 17, 2015, 01.17PM IST THANE: These days apps keep people both young and old alike going. By just tapping onto their smartphones, people can get access to any kind of information they seek. Of the numerous apps, few of those that are recently trending are Snapchat, Quora and Dubsmash. All these seem to have become a favourite with youth in the city. Quora provides information on any given topic a person is interested in. Saurabh Kale (23) says, "Quora provides good analysis on world economics and politics. Apart from serious topics, it also has funny questions and answers. If there is a controversial question, then there are many opinions to it. Many of the answers are based on first-hand experiences of people. The best part is one can read the views of famous people and also get an insight on how they are at their workplaces from their employees."Priyansh Tiwari (21) says "There used to be a feeling that hours spent on the Internet were not productive enough, until I came across Quora. The best thing about this app is that one gets to interact with many famous personalities across the globe, be it politicians, scientists, writers, journalists etc. There is even a holocaust survivor who talks about experiments done on her and her twin." For people who love clicking selfies, there's Snapchat. Saloni Shingote (25) says, "Snapchat gives users a lot of options to express their feelings. Their live stories are also very educative. When the LGBT law was passed in the US, they had live stories of people reacting to the decision and one could actually get a feel of the event live without even being at that place."Vihang Sarnaik (26) says, "I usually put up my daily routine on Snapchat and share it. I put up pictures on my social networking sites as well, but Snapchat is more of a private thing, just for friends." Then there is Dubsmash, which is again for people fond of selfies. The interesting bit here is that one can take selfie videos and lip-sync famous dialogues or songs. Glancy Lazer (25) says, "One can show his/her acting talent on Dubsmash." Sushant Janaskar (25) says, "Shooting a video and posting it makes one feel like a star. A post gets many positive as well as negative comments. Also, when someone uploads a video, it gives the person a chance to connect to like-minded people across the globe."
2015-08-17Thane man murdered for marrying woman against her family's wish - India.com
Thane man murdered for marrying woman against her familys wish Published: August 17, 2015 10:34 AM IST By Press Trust of India Thane (Maha), Aug 17 : In a suspected honour killing, a 24-year-old man was murdered for marrying a woman against the wishes of her family, police said today. The incident took place last night at Jahu Nandurki village in Bhiwandi tehsil, when 17 people attacked Satyam Karbari using sharp-edged weapons, following which he died on the spot, PSI Vijay Shirsat of Bhiwandi Takula Police station said. Also Read: Thane building collapse: 12 people killed and 15 injured (Watch video) Karbari had married a girl three years back and since then her family had a grudge against him. The girl is the cousin of the prime accused in the case, Shirsat added. The body has been sent for post mortem and a case under section 302 (murder) of IPC and relevant sections of Arms Act has been registered in this regard, police said, adding efforts are on nab the absconding accused.
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2015-08-17Kapurbawdi Flyover in Thane thrown open to commuters - I am in dna of India
Kapurbawdi Flyover in Thane thrown open to commuters Trending News Kapurbawdi Flyover in Thane thrown open to commuters Monday, 17 August 2015 - 7:36pm IST | Team Iamin.in The flyover with bring relief to commuters travelling from Mumbai to Ghdbunder in Thane, old Bhiwandi and Nashik. Sudhir Shetty/dna The lane heading towards Mumbai along the Kapurbawdi Flyover was thrown open to motorists on Monday after two years.The lane, which had been shut since April 2013, will bring much-needed traffic relief to lakhs of commuters and motorists plying in and out of Thane using the flyover.The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which had undertaken the work, announced that the lane will be opened from Monday.It is an 800 meters long lane and over 7.5 meters wide. The move will bring relief to commuters travelling from Mumbai to Ghodbunder in Thane, old Bhiwandi and Nashik.
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2015-08-17Thane youth app-solutely thrilled to seek information, post selfies & lip-sync - Times of India
Thane youth app-solutely thrilled to seek information, post selfies & lip-sync Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Aug 17, 2015, 01.17PM IST THANE: These days apps keep people both young and old alike going. By just tapping onto their smartphones, people can get access to any kind of information they seek. Of the numerous apps, few of those that are recently trending are Snapchat, Quora and Dubsmash. All these seem to have become a favourite with youth in the city. Quora provides information on any given topic a person is interested in. Saurabh Kale (23) says, "Quora provides good analysis on world economics and politics. Apart from serious topics, it also has funny questions and answers. If there is a controversial question, then there are many opinions to it. Many of the answers are based on first-hand experiences of people. The best part is one can read the views of famous people and also get an insight on how they are at their workplaces from their employees."Priyansh Tiwari (21) says "There used to be a feeling that hours spent on the Internet were not productive enough, until I came across Quora. The best thing about this app is that one gets to interact with many famous personalities across the globe, be it politicians, scientists, writers, journalists etc. There is even a holocaust survivor who talks about experiments done on her and her twin." For people who love clicking selfies, there's Snapchat. Saloni Shingote (25) says, "Snapchat gives users a lot of options to express their feelings. Their live stories are also very educative. When the LGBT law was passed in the US, they had live stories of people reacting to the decision and one could actually get a feel of the event live without even being at that place."Vihang Sarnaik (26) says, "I usually put up my daily routine on Snapchat and share it. I put up pictures on my social networking sites as well, but Snapchat is more of a private thing, just for friends." Then there is Dubsmash, which is again for people fond of selfies. The interesting bit here is that one can take selfie videos and lip-sync famous dialogues or songs. Glancy Lazer (25) says, "One can show his/her acting talent on Dubsmash." Sushant Janaskar (25) says, "Shooting a video and posting it makes one feel like a star. A post gets many positive as well as negative comments. Also, when someone uploads a video, it gives the person a chance to connect to like-minded people across the globe." For the latest news, tech news, breaking news headlines and live updates checkout Gadgetsnow.com
2015-08-16Thane cops' helmet drive raise awareness among youth - Daily News & Analysis
Thane cops' helmet drive raise awareness among youth Updated: Aug 16, 2015, 08:40 AM IST, DNA With the rising jnumber of accidents on roads, which unfortunately involves youth, as a preventive measure, the Thane traffic police have started a helmet drive. Under this drive, the cops will reach out to youngsters of 10 Thane colleges and spread awareness on the importance of using a helmet. In the last six months, 560 bike accidents were reported, which has motivated the Thane commissionerate and the traffic police to take stern action. "Today, teenagers get a bike at the age of 18 and there is no one to teach them road safety. There is no no driving school that teaches how to ride two-wheelers and its norms," said Rashmi Karandikar, deputy commissioner of police (traffic). The cops conducted the first drive at Kalyan's Birla college and Thane's Bandodkar college. As a plan of their drive, they catch and fine the offenders who enter the college premises without a helmet and then they give them a helmet. Karandikar said in 75% cases, fatalities are due to human error. "Human error like not wearing a helmet and rash driving can be curbed," she said. This helmet drive is not only against citizens but also cops. In the past one month, the Thane traffic police have fined 110 cops coming to Thane commissioner office without a helmet.
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2015-08-16First ever documentation of bird species in Thane Creek released - YourStory.com
First ever documentation of bird species in Thane Creek released Press Trust of India | August 16, 2015 at 6:30 am   Share 0 0 0 0 0 Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar released a booklet titled ‘Birds of Thane Creek’ by Sunjoy Monga in order to showcase the diversity of birds in the area. This booklet, penned by by nature photographer Monga, is the first ever documentation of bird species of the area. It has been published by the Mangrove Cell under the Central government’s Indo-German GIZ Project on Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPA). “I hope that this book would be cherished by wildlife enthusiasts, students and tourists visiting Thane Creek. Forest Department would facilitate the visit of nature enthusiasts to Thane Creek, which is a natural wonder in an urban setting”, Mungantiwar said. Recently, the Maharashtra government declared a Thane Creek, situated on 1,690 acres as a ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’. As many as 200 species of birds, many of which are exclusively found in the aquatic environment, constitute the bird diversity of Thane Creek. Apart from greater and lesser flamingos, which are spotted in Mumbai, there are various species of waders, raptors, sand pipers, gulls and terns found in Mumbai as well. Bulk of the aquatic avian fauna comprises of the waders, whose lives revolve around water and many of these birds are migratory. Of the true waders, most prominent are the plovers and sandpipers. Others like storks, ibises, spoonbill, herons and egrets also exhibit similar behaviour patterns. Among the rare species found in Thane Creek are the Osprey, listed in Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act and Greater Spotted Eagle, listed by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as vulnerable. The function was attended by Vikas Kharge, Secretary (Forests), A K Jha, Director General Social Forestry, N Vasudevan, Chief Conservator of Forests, Mangrove Cell, Sunjoy Monga and others. Image Credit: Shutterstock Read More: Green Mizoram Day – 36 lakh trees planted in 17 years Wildlife crime and trade is under-reported and under-played Ganga river dolphin, India’s national aquatic animal, to undergo first ever unified survey   Tweet Vote on HN The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Press Trust of India Latest posts by Press Trust of India (see all) Telangana launched drive to save snakes during Nag Panchami festival - August 16, 2015 First ever documentation of bird species in Thane Creek released - August 16, 2015 India’s biggest AYUSH hospital to be completed in Delhi in 6 months - August 16, 2015   Share TOPICS Birds of Thane CreekMaharashtra Forest MinisterSudhir MungantiwarSunjoy Monga Previous: India’s biggest AYUSH hospital to be completed in Delhi in 6 months Next: Telangana launched drive to save snakes during Nag Panchami festival Share Your Story Want to tip us off about a development, share your story or want to point us to a social venture that you find interesting? SocialStory would like to hear from you. Write to us now. Popular Posts YOURSTORYAndhra Pradesh launches initiative for NRIs to help enhance e-governance with mobile appsAs part of Digital India, US partners for cyber security to help combat crimeTen reasons why startups need to invest in content marketingKerala takes literacy a step further, ‘Vision 2020′ aims to make it India’s first digitally literate stateTo make processes more transparent, govt to announce ‘Ease of doing business’ ranking for states Advertisement Advertisement About Us | Team YS | Contact Us | Testimonials | Disclaimer | Privacy | Code Of Conduct | Terms & Conditions © 2015 YourStory Media Private Limited. All rights reserved.
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2015-08-16Thane Creek bridge finds a maker - Mid-Day
Thane Creek Bridge Finds A Maker Aug 16, 2015, 07:46 IST | Ranjeet The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has found funding of R600 crore from the Public Works Department (PWD) for its proposed bridge linking Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The MSRDC hopes that this will spell an end to the traffic snarls at peak hours that the existing narrow Thane Creek Bridge is infamous for. MSRDC stated that it will go ahead with the project as the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) has already given an in-principal approval to partly fund the project. According to plans, two bridges with three lanes each, will be constructed on either side of the existing two-lane Thane Creek Bridge.The plan, which had been initiated in 2012, met a roadblock with no funding in sight. MSRDC vice chairman and managing director, Anil Diggikar, said, The project is crucial since it will solve the issue of traffic jams on the old bridge that passes over Vashi creek. We have decided to take the project ahead with funds from PWD and CIDCO. In 2013, MSRDC had even approached the MMRDA for funding but had been met with a negative response. The MMRDA thought the bridge as competition to its own project the 22 km long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL). In 2013, a senior MMRDA official had told mid-day, Construction of a new bridge passing over the Thane Creek and connecting Mumbai with Navi Mumbai is of little use, with the MTHL coming up.The design of the proposed bridges will be similar to the present one, keeping in mind high costs and construction time. The MSRDC will invite tenders in the next two months and work is scheduled to begin at the end of the year. It will be two years before its ready for Mumbaikars to ride on.
2015-08-16Students plant saplings on Independence Day in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Students plant saplings on Independence Day in Thane Updated: Aug 16, 2015, 08:25 AM IST, DNA Keeping in mind the state education department's directive to undertake plantation drive, after flag hoisting ceremony, schools created awareness amongst students about the importance of maintaining greenery in city. Many schools even conducted tree plantation drives on Saturday and encouraged students to plant saplings near their society as well. Enthusiastic students actively participated in the plantation drive and planted various fruits and flower-bearing saplings within their school premises. "This activity also helps students to know more about a particular plant that they are planting. Hence, we chose jasmine and tulsi and children were curious to know more about them. So, we asked them to find out more about the benefits of these plants," said Ranjini Krishnaswamy, principal of Billabong School, Thane. The school had a grand Independence Day celebration with children singing various patriotic songs and they also participated in sapling plantation drive. Meanwhile, students of MH High School planted saplings within their school premises, "It is a ritual in our school that the teacher who has retired recently will hoist the flag. After this ritual, a few students planted a few saplings near the entrance of the school. As we had recently renovated the school, these saplings were planted at new place and we shall make the plantation drive a ritual too," said principal, RJ Rajput. Little Flower School situated at Pokhran Road number 2 also planted 14 saplings of 7 feet height each. "We explained the basics to these kids that has to be kept in mind while planting a sapling as this will ensure that it is able to grow to its fullest without obstructions. We also encouraged children to go ahead and conduct such activities near their homes and other open places in the city," said another teacher.
2015-08-16Megablock on Kalyan-Thane Up fast line today - Times of India
Megablock on Kalyan-Thane Up fast line today Somit Sen | TNN | Aug 16, 2015, 11.52 AM IST MUMBAI: There will be a megablock on the Kalyan-Thane Up fast line till 3.40 pm today. The Up fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.22 am to 3.42 pm will be diverted on Up slow line between Kalyan and Thane stations halting at all stations and further re-diverted on UP fast line between Thane and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Byculla stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule. The Down fast services leaving CST from 10.08 am to 2.42 pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and will arrive destination 15 minutes behind schedule. Train No. 16345 Netravati Express scheduled to depart at 11.40 am is re-scheduled to leave LTT at 3.50 pm today. Train No. 50104 Ratnagiri - Dadar passenger will be terminated at Diva station and Train No. 50103 Dadar - Ratnagiri Passenger will leave from Diva station.
2015-08-15175 trees to be axed for new Thane-Diva lines - Mid-Day
175 trees to be axed for new Thane-Diva lines By Shashank Rao |Posted 15-Aug-2015 The rail development entity has been working on 5th and 6th lines for eight years, but has also not been able to rehabilitate the people living in legal and illegal structures on this stretch, or solve other issues It has been nearly 8 years now since work on the two additional lines — the 5th and 6th — has been underway between Thane and Diva. The delay has resulted in cost escalation for this project from R133 crore to R290 crore now. The reason behind the delays of this World Bank funded project has been clarified by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) — the entity blames the infringement of 175 plus trees, apart from rehabilitation of people staying in buildings and other issues near Diva. A review meeting was held by MRVC a couple of days back. Sources said that the World Bank has pulled up the MRVC authorities for the delay in this project; it also expressed its displeasure on the slow pace in which the new Integral Coach Factory (ICF) rakes are coming in, at the meeting that took place on August 10. The officials from MRVC agreed on the factors causing the delays, and they also pointed out to the several trees that exist between the Thane-Diva stretch, illegal and legal occupants of buildings who need to be rehabilitated, and the political interference that frequently stops work on this stretch. Problems galore“There are nearly 175 trees that need to be chopped for this line. Moreover, people need to be rehabilitated,” said an MRVC official. Most of these buildings house over 100 families, according to railway authorities, and a bulk of them are illegal in nature, yet time is wasted on their rehabilitation process. The problem is most acute near Diva station where rampant illegal development of buildings has taken place. Earlier this year there was a rail roko at Diva after people died while trespassing. The train services on slow line were shut during this time after which an additional foot over bridge was constructed.Officials from Central Railway said that work on a tunnel has been almost completed, along with a nullah for water to flow with ease during the monsoon. “We are trying to complete the work as soon as possible. There are a few issues like rehabilitation of people and chopping of trees that need to be solved,” said Prabhat Ranjan, chief PRO, MRVC. The entity has also proposed to add a new platform at Diva station so that both fast and slow trains can halt there. There is political interference also on this stretch while the existing Members of Parliament and other politicians are doing little to tackle the problem. “We are having regular discussions with the local people and railway authorities to resolve the issues,” said MP Shrikant Shinde, when asked about his role in solving this matter. Meanwhile the delay in adding two new lines is also affecting the local train services everyday. “Everyday around 4-5 minutes are lost between Kalyan and Diva as the number of tracks are reduced. This affects our punctuality too,” said a CR official, requesting anonymity. Everyday more than 725 services ply on the Main line of CR. Once the new lines comes in, then long distance trains will ply on them leaving more leeway for local trains. Presently there are fifth and sixth lines between Kurla Terminus and Thane, and beyond Diva further north. Rs 290crore The escalated cost of constructing the 5th and 6th lines100 No of families that have to be rehabilitated 725 No of services that ply on the main line of the CR daily
2015-08-15Thane: Drunk cop slaps, threatens men with service revolver - Hindustan Times
2015-08-13Thane Municipal Corporation is all set for 26th Varsha Marathon - Daily News & Analysis
Thane Municipal Corporation is all set for 26th Varsha Marathon Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 7:30am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha 2Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments With the tagline 'Run for clean and green Thane' near about 35 thousand participants are expected to run in 26th marathon event. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is all set for Thane Mayor's Varsha Marathon which is scheduled for 23rd August 2015. With the tagline 'Run for clean and green Thane' near about 35 thousand participants are expected to run in 26th marathon event. Giving information about the event Thane Mayor Sanjay More shares " For the first time time technology would be introduced in the event and national as well as international runners are expected to participate." A GPS enabled chip would be installed in the T-shirts provided by Thane Municipal Corporation which would not only keep a tab on runners but would also give a first hand information about their timing and locality. The big event would start on 23rd august at sharp 6.30 am from Thane Municipal Corporation's office. The 21km run for male whereas 15 km run has been organized for females who would be given time chip whereas there are would be a different runner group for senior residents and three km run has also been organized for kids in Thane. For the competition Thane Municipal Corporation will be providing all necessary support and facility that includes emergency medical facility on the route, Ambulances, First aide help unit, primary health unit at different places and free Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) bus facility for all participants. Talking about potholes free roads the mayor said all necessary work would be taken care of and efforts have been taken to repair all the potholes on the way. As city is getting ready for 26th Varsha Marathon it would be interesting to see that whether the time technology enabled chip would be distributed or not because for past three years corporation had made plans to enable GPS enabled chips to keep a tab on runners but have not implemented the idea till date. 2Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)Varsha Marathonmedical facilityAmbulance
Thane Municipal Corporation is all set for 26th Varsha Marathon - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-13Rotary Thane offers to help MC do structural audit - Daily News & Analysis
Rotary Thane offers to help MC do structural audit Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 7:40am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Naveeta Singh 3Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments The collapse of Krishna Nivas building on August 4 has brought forth the question of safety of residents staying in 2566 dangerous buildings. With over 2566 dangerous building in Thane, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has a herculean task of doing their structural audit to avoid building collapses. As such Rotary club of Thane has offered to help the TMC for doing the audit in a professional manner. The collapse of Krishna Nivas building on August 4 has brought forth the question of safety of residents staying in 2566 dangerous buildings. In such a scenario the Rotary club of Thane thinks that it is also their responsibility to come up with solution for the city. "Like the civic authorities and the state government it is also our responsibility to find a solution to this problem of dangerous buildings," says Praveen Nagare, president of Rotary club of Thane. "In Thane there are 30 to 50 years old buildings and we would like to assist the TMC in doing their structural audit," says Praveen Nagare, Rotary club president, Thane. "As we are not architects or engineers we would arrange with the Indian society of structural audit to help TMC in doing the audit," says he. He, however, said that the audit done by them will be uniform for all the buildings. "Same parameters will be applied while doing the audit of all the buildings in Thane," says he. The club also said that its future activities will include creating awareness among citizens about what constitute a dangerous buildings. "We will also be conducting camps for citizens at various places to educate them about what are the parameters of a dangerous buildings, what should they do in such cases, etc," says he. The club is also ready to offer counseling for the mental rehabilitation of the Krishna Nivas victims. "We are ready to extend counseling to the survivors and relatives of the deceased of the collapsed building," he adds. 3Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC)rotary clubstructural auditbuilding collapsesMaharashtra governmentdangerous buildings
2015-08-13Missing Thane homemaker traced to UP - Times of India
Missing Thane homemaker traced to UPTNN | Aug 14, 2015, 04.12 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE UP|police|Missing person|healthRELATEDTHANE: The 55-year-old homemaker Bharti Tilwani, who was missing since Monday, has been traced to Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The police said that she had gone there on her own. "Bharti telephoned her relatives and informed them about her location. Bharti said that she had gone to Jhansi with a woman acquaintance. We will talk to her when she returns home," said Shripad Kale, senior inspector of Bhandup police station told TOI. "She will have to explain her whereabouts in the 48 hours that she was reported missing," he added. Bharti is said to have telephoned her sister around 6:30pm on Wednesday. "She asked her acquaintance to give her temporary shelter at her house for a few days as she was tired of her illness and that she wanted to stay away from the family. As soon as the family members came to know about her whereabouts, they decided to go to Jhansi. They are expected to return home by Friday," Kale said. Bharti suffers from a kidney ailment, which requires her to make frequent trips to hospital for her dialysis treatment. When she did not return home till evening on Monday, her family started searching for her. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=UP,police,Missing person,healthStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-13Thane traffic department books 114 drunk drivers before gatari - Times of India
Thane traffic department books 114 drunk drivers before gatariNishikant KarlikarNishikant Karlikar,TNN | Aug 14, 2015, 02.22 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE Shravan|Rashmi Karandikar|NakabandisRELATEDTHANE: The Thane traffic department has kicked off a drive against drunk driving during gatari. On Wednesday, around 114 motorists, most of them two-wheeler riders, were charged with drunk driving. Gatari amavasya, which falls on August 14, is often celebrated by binge drinking before the beginning of the Shravan month. A traffic cop said that people tend to drink and drive at high speed, which can cause accidents and put not just their lives, but also other's lives at risk. "The drive against drunk driving will go on till late night," he said. Rashmi Karandikar, deputy commissioner of police, traffic, said that various locations will be cordoned off and nakabandis will be carried out at many check points. Sufficient breathalyzers are kept ready. We will conduct a vigorous drive to catch the offenders, she said. The traffic police said that a strategy was chalked out to position cops at places which are not visible to motorists from a distance like intersection of roads near hotels, restaurants and bars to ensure that drunk drivers do not escape through other roads. Officials said that the drive against drunk driving will be intensified in the next two days. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Shravan,Rashmi Karandikar,NakabandisStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-12Thane resident goes missing from Fortis hospital after dialysis - Daily News & Analysis
Thane resident goes missing from Fortis hospital after dialysis Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 7:40am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition dna Correspondent 3Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments The family said Tilwani was not suffering from depression. "She did not have any depression problem. But she had not taken her phone when she went to the hospital and, hence, we are not able to get in touch with her," said Lalwani. Bharti Tilwani A 54-year-old Thane resident has gone missing from Fortis hospital in Mulund after completing her dialysis, said her family members, who have now lodged a police complaint. According to her niece Preeti Lalwani, Bharti Tilwani has been suffering from a kidney problem for a while. "She used to go alone for dialysis. On August 10, as per the hospital records, she completed the procedure at 5.30pm. We saw the CCTV footage, which shows her climbing down and walking towards the reception area. We are clueless about where she went after that. There is no CCTV record either," said Lalwani. The family said Tilwani was not suffering from depression. "She did not have any depression problem. But she had not taken her phone when she went to the hospital and, hence, we are not able to get in touch with her," said Lalwani. Please help Readers having information on Bharti Tilwani, who was wearing a bottle-green kurta, black salwar and black chunni when she went missing, can call Mukesh Lalwani (her nephew) on 9920200091. 3Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments DialysisFortis hospitalmissing caseCCTV footage
Thane resident goes missing from Fortis hospital after dialysis - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-12Thane woman goes missing after dialysis - Times of India
Thane woman goes missing after dialysisAhmed Ali & Shrutika SukhiAhmed Ali & Shrutika Sukhi,TNN | Aug 12, 2015, 05.39 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesBharti Tilwani (55 yrs) is missing.RELATED MUMBAI/THANE: A 55-year-old housewife from Thane (E), who had gone for dialysis at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, has gone missing since Monday morning. The Tilwani family and friends expressed shocked over her disappearance and have lodged a missing person's complaint with the Bhandup police. Bharti, who has been on dialysis for nearly seven years, normally went in a chauffer-driven car from Satguru Garden complex at Chendni Koliwada. If she went in an autorickshaw, some family member would go along with her. She stayed with her husband, a son, daughter-in-law and seven-month-old granddaughter. Her husband Prakash, an estate agent, said that for the first time she forgotten to take her cell phone along. Prakash said, "We have searched all possible places in Bhandup, Mulund, Thane and friends' and relatives' places. My son, who had some work in South Mumbai, took the car on Monday.'' He said she used to go to Fortis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for dialysis. The Tilwanis have scanned CCTV footage of the hospital, where it is seen undergoing dialysis and paying the amount at the counter. "She is seen paying the hospital bill and then proceeding to the main gate, to get an auto,'' added Prakash. However, relatives claimed that that she did not leave the hospital. "Bharti was very popular in our society, very affable and always happy-go-lucky. However, in the last one year, she would stay at home after doctors diagnosed her with a kidney ailment,'' a neighbour said. Deputy commissioner of police (zone VII) Vinay Rathod said the Bhandup police were coordinating with the Thane police and Mumbai Police's missing persons' bureau. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
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2015-08-12Thane monsoon marathon on August 23 - Mid-Day
Thane monsoon marathon on August 23 By PTI |Posted 12-Aug-2015 Thane: The Thane monsoon marathon will be held on August 23 where over 35,000 participants are likely to take part. City mayor Sanjay More told reporters in Thane on Wednesday that this is the 26th year of the marathon, organised by the Thane Municipal Corporation. "For the first time, 'time technology' will be used where in electronic chips will be embedded in the shoes of athletes to record accurate timings," he added. The event will be held in nine groups and prizes worth Rs nine lakh will be distributed. There will be separate events for senior citizens, he said. The marathon will be flagged off by district guardian minister Eknath Shinde in the presence of Deputy Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare while Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray will remain present for the prize distribution ceremony, More said.
2015-08-12Thane: 2 minor sisters run over while crossing railway tracks - Hindustan Times
Thane: 2 minor sisters run over while crossing railway tracks - Hindustan Times
2015-08-12Discontented HC asks govt to compensate Thane woman for poor healthcare services - The Indian Express
Discontented HC asks govt to compensate Thane woman for poor healthcare services Discontented HC asks govt to compensate Thane woman for poor healthcare services A visibly dissatisfied bench of the Bombay High Court Wednesday asked the government if it is willing to monetarily compensate a Thane woman who had given birth to a stillborn due to medical negligence. Comments Written by Aamir Khan | Mumbai | Published:August 13, 2015 2:08 am Bombay High Court “Somebody has to go to jail. Tell us who it should be?” With these words that resonated in the courtroom of Justices A S Oka and Revati Mohite Dere, a visibly dissatisfied bench of the Bombay High Court Wednesday asked the government if it is willing to monetarily compensate a Thane woman who had given birth to a stillborn due to medical negligence and abysmal condition of government healthcare facilities. On February 23, The Indian Express had met 21-year-old Tulsa Wagh from Maroshi village in Murbad Taluka, Thane, who had narrated her plight owing to the dismal healthcare infrastructure. Two weeks before the meeting, the pregnant woman in labour was taken to the rural hospital in Tokawade village, 14 km away from her house. She had to travel the whole rickety way in a private vehicle as repeated attempts to call to the 108 emergency ambulance services went in vain. But that was not the end of her ordeal. Share This Article Related ArticleFB post case: HC raps govt,says its stand on cops casualRemove illegal offices or face action: High Court to political partiesHC to appoint more MCOCA judgesHC summons members of panel set up to look into bonded labourMumbai stir: HC tells Rlys to compensate those hitHC questions Maha govt on political vandalism in state Though two doctors examined her there, owing to poor infrastructure, she was referred to Ulhasnagar Central Hospital, almost 60 km away. After a back-breaking ride amid which her water broke, Tulsa reached Ulhasnagar Central Hospital, where she gave birth to a stillborn after a caesarian surgery. Incidentally, in 2013, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed regarding the dismal condition of the rural healthcare infrastructure. Following the PIL, the high court had in September 2013 ordered that the Tokawade Public Health Centre be replaced with the Tokawade Rural Hospital by December 31, 2013. The Indian Express’s visit in February revealed that even though the signboard has changed, services in the hospital have not been upgraded. The construction of the building was also incomplete. This revelation resulted in the petitioner’s lawyers initiating contempt of court proceedings, that is currently being heard. The lawyers, and local activists, have come out with a fact-finding report based on Tulsa’s ordeal and the grim reality of the medical aid on offer. The report, titled ‘Denial of Maternal and Healthcare Service to Tulsa Wagh’ was presented to Justices AS Oka and Revati Mohite Dere Wednesday. After carefully going through the report, the high court said: “Show us if there was any effort made to follow up the matter,” while asking if doctors part of the emergency 108 ambulance services were qualified enough. “Is the state willing to offer (Tulsa) ex-gratia compensation?” the high court asked while questioning the state about the officer responsible for the completion of the rural hospital. Discontented with the government’s reply, the high court also made it clear it may direct the state’s chief secretary to appoint a senior IAS officer along with a gynecologist to look into the issue. In addition, the state will have to also inform the court about the current state of affairs of the existing medical services. aamir.khan@expressindia.com Do you like this story
Discontented HC asks govt to compensate Thane woman for poor healthcare services - The Indian Express
2015-08-11Thane school adopt measures to reduce weight of school bags - Daily News & Analysis
Thane school adopt measures to reduce weight of school bags Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 8:05am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Ankita G Menon While the state government is adopting various methods to reduce the weight of school bags for children, Thane schools have already adopted an online home work method, which allows the students to use only few books in class. Many schools also have an in-house canteen that provides healthy lunch and purified drinking water, so that the students need not carry lunch boxes or water bottles. Measures are being taken by the schools to ensure that the students need to carry only a handful of notebooks and essential stationery to school. Education minister, Vinod Tawde has been contemplating the use of tablets or including the tri-semester system in schools, to ensure that students have fewer books to carry. Also suggested that schools should not ask students to bring guides, activity, work and practice books to class. They must adopt e-learning, use audio-visuals, CDs, DVDs, and the thickness of paper of Balbharti books should be reduced, besides books being divided into four parts as per terms. But these would be applicable only from 2016-17 academic year. Earlier this year, Tawde had been to schools with a weighing scale to keep a check on the issues faced by the students. He also found that students from the primary section carry bags that weigh 3kgs to 6kgs. Billabong school in Thane uses an audio visual method to teach students, followed by uploading the home work worksheets on their website. Parents have access to these and the students finish their home work online, which is then checked by the teachers. They do not have to carry separate class work and home work books to school. "Even within the classrooms, we prefer using audio visuals and other activities to teach, so that unnecessarily, the students do not have to carry a textbook, making it inconvenient for them and injuring their spinal cord in any way, said Ranjini Krishnaswamy, principal of Billabong School, Thane Euro School has been working towards making the school bags lighter since many years. Our students hardly have anything in their bags. It will just be few essential stationery and hardly any books. So, the bags don't weigh much except for those who are willing get their lunch boxes. We have separate books kept in the school for classwork and once in a week, one of those books are taken home by the students. Practice books are also kept at home for the students to work on, making the burden less for students. We are also planning to have a separate curriculum for students from grade VI to IX, which will be planned such, that students have to hardly carry books, said Rajani Pattabhiraman, principal, Euro School, Thane.
2015-08-11Thane top cop intervenes to bring Mumbra crime rate down - Daily News & Analysis
Thane top cop intervenes to bring Mumbra crime rate down Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 7:30am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Not just known for its illegal activities, Mumbra has now also been added to the list of increasing crime rates. In the wake of rising crimes in Mumbra, the Thane police commissioner Parambir Singh has decided Saturday as the complaint redressal day for Mumbra police station. Owing to the increased crimes being registered with the Mumbra police station, the decision has been taken for the safety of the residents. The complainants can approach the police station from 10am to 1pm to redress the complaints. A police official from Mumbra police station said, Recently, the crime cases being registered at the police station have doubled. Cases of drug, chain snatching, property dispute, molestation, domestic violence are registered everyday and complaints keep piling. Also, we have to look after the passport verification. So, Saturday has been dedicated to look into the complaints. The women have also been invited to approach the cops with their issues and problems of around 40 to 50 people will be discussed. The commissioner has directed the cops to organise the meeting every Saturday as a compulsory activity. The senior cops and assistant commissioner of Kalwa-Mumbra police division will be present at the meet and will streamline the entire process, said Singh. The residents from Mumbra are happy with the commissioner's preventive measure and hope that this will put some cases on priority basis, which have been pending for long. If Saturday meet is conducted regularly then petty cases could be resolved easily and police too will not be overburdened. Along with addressing the cases, the cops should also increase awareness among masses, especially the suspected miscreants and persuade them to not commit crime. They should also focus on youngsters and they should be made aware of ill-effects of drugs, said Umesh Swamy, a senior resident. Though the residents have received given a positive response, but hope that the plan shows results.
Thane top cop intervenes to bring Mumbra crime rate down - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-11Leopard caught on CCTV stealing pet dog in Thane - The Indian Express
Leopard caught on CCTV stealing pet dog in Thane Leopard caught on CCTV stealing pet dog in Thane Residents claim this is the fourth instance of a leopard snatching a pet dog from the neighbourhood since the past two months. Comments Written by Anjali Lukose | Mumbai | Updated: August 11, 2015 1:12 pm A female leopard and her cub were caught on CCTV dragging a pet dog from a bungalow at Ghodbunder in Thane on August 6. The residents now plan on erecting an electric fence around the property to keep leopards away. The footage shows the leopard and her cub entering the compound of Santosh and Aarti Gupta’s bungalow in 7 Petals, Ovala, on the night of August 6. After some time, the mother moves towards the kennel of the Guptas’ year-old Rottweiler Cocoa, while the cub stares into the camera. The decomposed carcass of the year-old Rottweiler Cocoa was found 1km in the forest behind the property on Sunday. Residents claim this is the fourth instance of a leopard snatching a pet dog from the neighbourhood since the past two months, while 8-9 stray dogs have been missing. Share This Article Related Article In 18 months, a Surat village farm caught 11 leopardsLeopard suspected to be behind attacks trappedTwo leopards on the prowl keep Thane forest officials on toesTrapping leopard repeatedly could create conflict: OfficialsLeopards,dogs strike terror in Surat,outskirtsImprove your response time to reach caged leopards: Forest dept According to residents, in July, a leopard tried to yank a German Shepard from its cage. However, the sound of the cage cracking alerted the residents, who drove away the leopard. Aarti and her husband discovered that Cocoa was missing from the house on the morning of August 7. They searched the entire neighbourhood before checking the CCTV footage later in the day and realised that the leopards had taken away their dog. Residents of the area are now contemplating on erecting an electric fence around their property. “We cannot risk the lives of our children or our pets and to have leopards roaming amongst us so frequently is scary and unsettling. As the forest department has failed to put up fences, we will,” said Gupta. Do you like this story
Leopard caught on CCTV stealing pet dog in Thane - The Indian Express
2015-08-11Drainage pipe injures two women in Thane court bldg - Times of India
Drainage pipe injures two women in Thane court bldgB B NayakB B Nayak,TNN | Aug 11, 2015, 01.22 PM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE Thane District and Sessions Court|drainage pipeRELATED THANE: Two women were injured in the Thane District and Sessions Court building on Monday after a drainage pipe fell on them. They had come for court hearing of their relatives and were rushed to the civil hospital for treatment. The injured women, Sangeeta Nandiwadkar and Suvarna Dudhade, were accompanied by a two-year-old boy, who escaped unhurt after he ran away on hearing a loud noise of the pipe falling on the heavy fibre reinforced plastic sheet on the parapet which could not withstand the weight. "As the corridor was crowded, we came out to the wall portion when we heard a loud noise after which we were injured. It could have been disastrous if the parapet fibre cover did not exist," said Nandiwadkar. Salim Shaikh, executive engineer of public works department said that the structural audit conducted on the building found it safe. "We have proposed to build a tower in the premises to abandon this old structure. The proposal has reached the high court for further decision," he said. — B B Nayak http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Thane District and Sessions Court,drainage pipeStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-11Private companies to run medical rooms at Thane & Panvel stations - Times of India
Private companies to run medical rooms at Thane & Panvel stationsManthan K MehtaManthan K Mehta,TNN | Aug 12, 2015, 01.04 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesRELATED MUMBAI: Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) has roped in private players at Thane and Panvel to set up emergency medical rooms (EMR) to provide golden-hour treatment to accident victims. An EMR exists at Dadar railway station, which caters to passenger from both CR and Western Railway. The expenses, including salaries, are met by CR. CR's general manager, SK Sood, said, "We are going to open the new EMRs in private partnership." At Thane, CR will earn a license fee of Rs 2.4 lakh per annum while at Panvel the space will be leased out for Rs 25,000 per year. CR has decided to issue a letter of acceptance for Thane to Aarogyam Hospital and at Panvel to Lifeline hospital. The EMR providers' responsibility will be to rush emergency patients to the nearest hospital using an ambulance or any other vehicle. The EMR provider shall handle medical emergencies arising due to commuters falling from trains or being run over. Treatment will be free of cost. While not treating emergencies, EMR personnel can offer medical consultancy to ticket-holding commuters for a fee. The EMR service providers will have to ensure that emergency patients are rushed to hospital by ambulance or by other safe means in the golden hour as soon as they are brought to the EMR by co-passengers or the GRP or RPF. Space for the EMRs will be provided by the railways, along with water and electricity. An EMR provider shall be permitted to operate the medical room for a period of three years. EMRs are also to be set up at those stations on the western, central and harbour lines where more than 100 deaths occur a year. The railways have informed the Bombay high court that 24 stations will get EMRs. The court, while hearing a PIL seeking directions to the railways to ensure prompt medical aid to commuters, said that eventually the railways should set up EMRs at every station. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
Private companies to run medical rooms at Thane & Panvel stations - Times of India
2015-08-11IIT experts' views sought in Thane building collapse - The Indian Express
Flood relief to fund CM’s poll campaign: BJP Yakub Memon's coverage and the grey zones in TV Programme Code Latest News Nation World Business Cities Sports Entertainment Lifestyle Technology Opinion Photos Explained Good News Trending Astrology See More See Less Search for:  NationWorldOpinionSportsEntertainmentLifestyleTechViralGood NewsPhotosVideosToday's PaperePaper Property Home citiesmumbai IIT experts’ views sought in Thane building collapse IIT experts’ views sought in Thane building collapse They have written to structural engineers at IIT, Bombay at Powai. Comments Written by SANTOSHEE GULABKALI MISHRA | Mumbai | Published:August 12, 2015 12:15 am The police have written to structural engineers at IIT-Bombay at Powai to find the exact reasons for the building collapse. (Express) THE Naupada police station has registered an accidental death case in Krishna Niwas building collapse that killed 12 persons and injured seven. The police are planning to seek help from IIT-Bombay experts to find the exact reasons for the collapse. They have written to structural engineers at IIT, Bombay at Powai. On August 3, 2015, the building collapsed with layers of debris piled on one another like pancakes. There are reports that renovation of the building had damaged a pillar. Demolition of the adjacent building, Kamalaji Niwas was also on when the building collapsed. “We are investigating all angles. There are reports that renovation work had started by one Gangaram Stampwala. The residents claimed that during renovation a portion of plaster fell off and possibly the pillar was damaged. However, there is no evidence to support it,” said Sachin Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone 1. The statements of injured residents have been taken by Naupada police. “Thane Municipal Corporation claims that although Krishna Niwas was built in 1965, it was not in a bad condition. To get the authentication on many issues related to the reason of collapse, we are planning to seek help from IIT experts,” added Patil. “One of the survivors, Amrut Lal Patel, says there was internal damage to Krishna Niwas due to renovation. We have kept the debris for tests. We are yet to get confirmation from IIT-Bombay to help us,” added Patil. santoshee.mishra@expressindia.com Do you like this story
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2015-08-11We are virtual prisoners: Thane bungalow owners - Mumbai Mirror
We are virtual prisoners: Thane bungalow ownersBy Divyesh SinghDivyesh Singh, Mumbai Mirror | Aug 12, 2015, 01.17 AM ISTTweetShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsTweetShare MoreEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeURL copied to clipboardGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesNeelkanth Woods Villa has 140 bungalows. Residents have alleged high-handed treatment by guards. Above R: CCTV cameras that residents say face their bedroomsSay builder has not allowed them to form a society, has ordered guards to monitor their movements. Residents of a gated community in Thane, where each bungalow is worth Rs 12 crore, allege they are being treated as prisoners by the builder, who has blocked their attempts to form a society and ordered guards to monitor their movements. Visitors are routinely prevented from entering Neelkanth Woods Villa, a sprawling colony with 140 luxury bungalows, and even residents are forcibly frisked at the gate. The residents further allege that their privacy is being violated every day by colony security cameras that face their bedrooms and by some guards who hang around the pool area, often staring at women. The residents have detailed the alleged tactics used by the builder, Anshul Bhimjiani, to intimidate them in a letter to Thane police commissioner Parambir Singh. "We have received the complaint and begun an inquiry," said senior police inspector DD Tele of the Kasarvadavli police station. Bhimjiani did not respond to calls and messages by Mirror. Javed Shaikh of Crown Security, which guards Neelkanth Woods, rejected the allegations against its staff. "Our staff is very well-behaved. We are unnecessarily being dragged into the dispute between the builder and the residents over the formation of the society," he said. The colony, constructed in 2004, is home to businessmen, hoteliers, doctors and corporate executives. The local municipal corporation issued an occupation certificate in 2007, but the builder refused to hand over the colony's management to the residents. "As per the Maharashtra Ownership of Flats Act, builders are required to hand over control of the property to the society within four months of receiving the occupation certificate. It has been over seven years, but we have not been given the control of the colony," resident Dr Atin Saha. Neelkanth Woods was originally supposed to be only a colony of bungalows. But in 2010, the builder drew up plans for constructing 12 residential towers with 100 flats each, which was opposed by the residents. "After intervention of some senior political leaders, we agreed to a resolution in which we offered to sign consent terms in exchange for more facilities for bungalow owners. The builder also promised to allow us to form a society for the colony's management," Saha said, adding that the developer had not honoured the terms. The residents have tried to seek intervention of the Registrar of Societies, but the developer apparently skips every hearing. "Facilities such as a clubhouse that were meant for only bungalow owners will now also be used by occupants of flats in the proposed towers," Saha said, adding the builder had demanded maintenance charges from bungalow owners for using the clubhouse. Another resident, Dr Sanjeev Jain, alleged that security guards appointed by the builder often threatened members, including women and children. "The guards are working for the builder and they monitor our movements and try to listen in on our conversations," Jain said. "The guards also hang around the pool area and stare at women when they swim. Many women have now stopped using the pool." Saha said his wife was once not allowed to enter the colony. "She had brought along carpenters for some work in our house. The guards said they were not informed beforehand so they cannot allow her to enter with the carpenters," he said. According to resident Ravi Dhanwani, the housekeeping agency hired by the builder also stops members from accessing the clubhouse and other areas in the colony.
We are virtual prisoners: Thane bungalow owners - Mumbai Mirror
2015-08-11CCTV Catches Leopard and Her Cub Seconds Before Killing Pet Rottweiler in Thane - NDTV
CCTV Catches Leopard and Her Cub Seconds Before Killing Pet Rottweiler in ThaneOthers | Written by Tejas Mehta | Updated: August 12, 2015 02:31 ISTTHANE, MAHARASHTRA: A one year old pet dog was killed by a leopard and her cub that entered an independent bungalow in the suburbs of Thane district in Maharashtra. The 42 kilogram Rottweiler named Coco, was dragged out of the kennel inside the premises near the driveway, and taken away by the leopard. The remains of Coco were found a few days later inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The mother leopard is seen stealthily staring and approaching the kennel. Coco had broken the door of his kennel a few days ago while trying to catch fireflies at night.One year old Rottweiler's remains were found inside the park two days later. What happens next is not on the footage as the cat moved into the darkness and out of the frame. "The leopard dragged Coco out of the kennel and took our dog away from behind the house and then into the forest," Aarti Gupta, Coco's owner explained showing the animal's pug marks on the nearly eight feet high compound wall. The leopard's cub can be seen strolling around, finally leaving the bungalow at around 3 am.  The leopard dragged the dog out of the kennel near the driveway. Ms Gupta and her family claim that they searched for Coco for two days, thinking that the dog would have wandered away somewhere. "We just checked the CCTV and were shocked to see leopards which could come in as there was no fencing around the forest," she said.   Search party followed the leopard's pug marks to trace the remains of Coco. Forest officials say the man-animal conflict persists, as pets are easy prey for animals near the park as the concept of a buffer zone between the national park and human settlements is long lost. Thousands of buildings have come up around the forest over the past decades.RelatedMaharashtra Minister Orders Son To Pay Rs 1,000 FinePosco, Uttam Galva Arm to Set Up Steel Plant in MaharashtraMaharashtra to Develop 21 Airports: Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir MungantiwarStory First Published: August 11, 2015 20:27 IST Man Jailed for 1 Year in Cheque Bounce CaseALSO READTo Sushma Swaraj's 'Mom' Barb, Rahul Gandhi Makes 'Beta' RetortSanjay Gandhi National ParkSanjay Gandhi National Park leopardsleopards in ThaneLeopard in residential areaLeopard on CCTVLeopard in houseThaneMaharashtraLeopard attacks dogRottweiler................................ Advertisement ................................Quick LinksMission ImpossibleBangistanDrishyamLive Cricket ScoreNIFTY IndexBSE SENSEXMobile FinderAshes 2015India vs Sri LankaEPL 2015................................ Advertisement ................................RSSNews AlertsMobileAppsAppleAndroidWindowsFacebookTwitterGoogle +LinkedInAbout UsArchivesAdvertiseFeedbackDisclaimerInvestorComplaint RedressalOmbudsmanCareersService TermsChannel Distribution© Copyright NDTV Convergence Limited 2015. All rights reserved.TweetAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
CCTV Catches Leopard and Her Cub Seconds Before Killing Pet Rottweiler in Thane - NDTV
2015-08-10Mumbai: Locals live in fear as leopard, cub kill dog in Thane - Hindustan Times
Mumbai: Locals live in fear as leopard, cub kill dog in Thane - Hindustan Times
2015-08-10Maharashtra Govt Declares Thane Creek As 'Flamingo Sanctuary' - Focus News
Maharashtra Govt Declares Thane Creek As Flamingo Sanctuary Focus News Bureau Mumbai (Maharashtra) Updated: August 10, 2015 11:01 am The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued a notification declaring the northern part of Thane Creek as a flamingo sanctuary under Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972. This sanctuary will be the state's second marine sanctuary after the one at Malvan. The 1,690 hectares sanctuary will include 896 hectares of mangroves and 794 hectares of adjacent water body and is located on the western bank, between the Airoli and Vashi bridges that connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai. The Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit under the Mangrove Cell will be responsible for the management of the Sanctuary. Almost 90 per cent of the Flamingo population here consists of Lesser Flamingos and the remaining are Greater Flamingos. A large number of waders are also spotted along with them. Besides supporting a large congregation of Flamingos, the area is a refuge for many other resident and migratory birds. In all, about 200 species of birds have been reported from this area, which include Globally Threatened Species like the Greater Spotted Eagle.
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2015-08-10Leopard snatches pet dog from Thane bungalow - Mumbai Mirror
Leopard snatches pet dog from Thane bungalow Mumbai Mirror | Aug 11, 2015, 01.10 AM IST CCTV camera captures the female leopard entering the Ghodbunder Road property with her cub last week; Rottweiler's owners say forest dept did not install fence. A female leopard snatched a 42-kg Rottweiler from a bungalow on Ghodbunder Road, Thane, last week, an incident that was partly captured on the property's security camera. The footage shows the leopard and her cub entering the compound of Santosh and Aarti Gupta's bungalow in 7 Petals, Ovala, on the night of August 6. After some time, the mother moves towards the kennel of the Guptas' one-year-old pet dog Cocoa, while the cub stares into the camera. Cocoa's partial remains were found after a two-day search in the forest behind the housing society. Terrified residents said that this was the fourth recent instance of a leopard snatching a dog from the neighbourhood. A distraught Aarti criticised the Thane forest department for failing to install a fence on the forest's perimeter despite repeated requests, and for not promptly responding to the family's call for help after Cocoa disappeared. The couple have not told their threeyear-old daughter, Naisha, about the loss of their beloved pet, whose birthday was just days away. "We have told her that Cocoa ventured outside and got lost, and we are looking for him. But she keeps asking us when he will come back home. Cocoa was a like a child to us," Aarti said. "We could not give him a proper burial as his remains had severely decomposed." Aarti and her husband discovered that Cocoa was missing from the house on the morning of August 7. They searched the entire neighbourhood before checking the CCTV footage later in the day. They thought that someone had stolen Cocoa, but were shocked when the footage of the previous night showed two leopards in their compound. Aarti alleged that they asked the Thane forest department to send a search team on Saturday, but officials said most of the staff was already busy or off for the weekend. "I told them that it was a matter of Cocoa's life, but they were not bothered," Aarti said. The Guptas finally called the Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW). Pawan Sharma and Chinmay Joshi of RAWW searched the forest near the society till late on Saturday night, but to little avail. The only thing the volunteers found was some fur stuck to shards of glass affixed on top of the compound wall. "Finally at 4.15 pm on Sunday, we found the dog's carcass," Sharma said. Aarti said that since July, leopards had attacked three dogs in the nearby Cosmos society. There have been even more attacks on dogs in Pankhanda village, which is a few kilometres from the area. "We don't feel safe, but we don't want leopards to be relocated. We only want authorities to take some steps to prevent man-animal conflict. There is no fence to separate the forest land from residential areas," Aarti said. KD Thakare, deputy conservator of forest (Thane territorial), said that sometimes there could be a delay in the department's response as it receives several calls for help. "People living close to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park are bound to face such problems. Pets are easy prey for leopards. Residents should keep their animals inside the house," Thakare said.
Leopard snatches pet dog from Thane bungalow - Mumbai Mirror
2015-08-10Maharashtra declares Thane Creek as flamingo sanctuary - Tehelka
Maharashtra declares Thane Creek as flamingo sanctuary - Tehelka
2015-08-09Thane water deparment official's house overflows with illegal assets - Mid-Day
Thane water deparment official's house overflows with illegal assets By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 1 hour Sanjay Eknath Bawiskar was arrested on Friday for demanding a bribe of Rs 3,500 to clear a builder's application An investigation raid by the Anti-Corruption Bureau at the Thane-based row-house of Sanjay Eknath Bawiskar, executive engineer, Water Department, Zilla Parishad, Thane, revealed a stash of Rs 19 lakh, Rs 2.5 lakh-worth gold, furniture worth Rs 23 lakh, a car and bank deposits of Rs 1 crore.Sanjay Eknath Bawiskar  On Friday, 49-year-old Bawiskar was arrested along with junior engineer Prajwal Bhoir for demanding a bride of R3,500 from a builder to clear his application. An ACB officer, on condition of anonymity, said, "All this only on the first day of the raid. Investigations arestill on. "An inquiry will be set up in this case of disproportionate assets and we will question him on how he gathered all this wealth."
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2015-08-09Thane: Jambli Naka locals, shopkeepers irked with waterlogging, choked drainage - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Jambli Naka locals, shopkeepers irked with waterlogging, choked drainage Sunday, 9 August 2015 - 8:46am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition Padmja Sinha 6Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments The shopkeepers and residents from the area have been facing this problem for past 20 years and other than temporary solution they demand permanent solution to the problem so, that problem is solved for once and all. Representational Image The incessant rain has been taking a toll on city life, especially for the residents and shopkeepers from Jambli Naka. The locals complained that the continuous rains have led to a choked drainage. Due to which there has been waterlogging in the past few days, resulting in an unbearable stench in the area. Residents said they have been facing the same problem for the last three months and despite several complaints, no action has been taken to solve the problem. The shopkeepers and residents from the area have been facing this problem for past 20 years and other than temporary solution they demand permanent solution to the problem so, that problem is solved for once and all. Jambli Naka is one of the busiest markets in the city and recently, concretisation of road was also done, however the shopkeepers who have their shops in the area and around alleged that there has been no solution to the waterlogging problem, even as the monsoon is nearing to a closure in next one month. "Roads in the area are concretised, which is a good news, but the problem of the drainage system has been persistent as it gets choked every monsoon. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) officials have been sending the JCB machines twice a week to clear the drainage, but after a strong spell, the water starts accumulating again leading to trouble," said Rajeev Sawla, whose shop Divya Dry Fruits is located in the area. The locals informed that the rainwater gets mixed with the drainage water, leading to a stench and this has also led to the fear of spread of waterborne diseases. Not just the residents and shopkeepers, but even shoppers are afraid as the area has also been reeling under the fear of leptospirosis and dengue.  Jambli Naka market is frequented by many shoppers from the city and is one of the preferred choice for shopping, hence waterlogging mars not just the business, but can also put life of many residents at risk, claimed the shopkeepers.  Activist Sanjiv Datta said, "The underground drainage system of the area is more than 22 years old and just 12 to 13 feet deep. Many new houses and residential buildings have come up in the area and there is a need to increase the capacity of the drainage system along with widening and proper cleaning. Though every year nullahs and drains are cleaned, but they are not in proper state. Hence, leading to choking issues, which in turn leads to waterlogging." Datta added that around 50 residents had signed a campaign and had approached the civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal. "Though he ensured that action will be taken then, but nothing has been done," the activist said. Sandeep Malvi, TMC PRO, said, "We are working on a plan of action for a permanent solution to the Jambli Naka problem. As a temporary solution, we are ensuring that the residents and shoppers from the area do not face any difficulty and thus, officials from concerned department have been instructed to take measures and act on complaints." 6Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments ThanesewageThane Municipal Corporation (TMC)waterlogging
Thane: Jambli Naka locals, shopkeepers irked with waterlogging, choked drainage - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-09Ill-gotten assets of Rs 2 cr found from arrested Thane engineer: ACB - Mid-Day
Ill-gotten assets of Rs 2 cr found from arrested Thane engineer: ACB By PTI |Posted 09-Aug-2015 Thane: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday claimed to have unearthed allegedly ill-gotten assets worth around Rs 2 crore from an arrested superintending engineer of the Thane Zilla Parishad after conducting a search at his house.The search was carried out on Friday following the arrest of Sanjay Baviskar, the superintending engineer of Rural Water Supply Scheme at ZP, for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 3500 from a complainant for returning official favours, said ACB DYSP (Thane) Sanjay Mohite in an official release.Baviskar was caught when he was allegedly accepting the amount from the complainant on the premises of the district collectorate, he said. According to ACB, Baviskar and Junior Engineer P S Bhoir had sought illegal gratification from the complainant or according a technical sanction to the seven schemes of the complainant under the 'Thakkar Bappa Programme' for rural water supply scheme of the ZP.Following Baviskar's arrest, ACB sleuths carried out a search at his house and have unearthed ill-gotten assets worth around Rs 2 crore, the release said.ACB said it has found Rs 19 lakh in cash, fixed deposits in various banks totalling Rs 1.04 crore, documents of a row house worth Rs 40 lakh and various articles in the house valued at Rs 22.65 lakh.Baviskar was booked under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and a case has been registered. A local court has remanded him in police custody till August 10.
Ill-gotten assets of Rs 2 cr found from arrested Thane engineer: ACB - Mid-Day
2015-08-09Thane creek declared as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' by Maharashtra government - Zee News
Thane creek declared as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' by Maharashtra government Last Updated: Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 10:58 0 Shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Whatsapp  Comment Representational Image Zee Media BureauMumbai: The city can now boast of being the home to a wetland sanctuary. The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued a notification declaring the northern part of Thane Creek as a flamingo sanctuary under Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972. This sanctuary will be the state’s second marine sanctuary after the one at Malvan. The 1,690 hectares sanctuary will include 896 ha of mangroves and 794 ha of adjacent water body and is located on the western bank, between the Airoli and Vashi bridges that connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai. The Indian Express had first reported about the mangrove cell’s marine wildlife sanctuary proposal in Thane in March last year. The 'Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit' under the Mangrove Cell will be responsible for the management of the Sanctuary. Since 1994, the Thane Creek has been attracting flamingos in large numbers. By November, over 30,000 of these beautiful birds, along with their chicks descend in Mumbai and occupy the mudflats and the bordering mangroves. They stay in Mumbai till May, after which most of them migrate to the Bhuj area of Gujarat for breeding, leaving a small resident population. Almost 90 per cent of the Flamingo population consists of Lesser Flamingos and the remaining are Greater Flamingos. A large number of waders are also spotted along with them. Besides supporting a large congregation of Flamingos, the area is a refuge for many other resident and migratory birds. In all, about 200 species of birds have been reported from this area, which include Globally Threatened Species like the Greater Spotted Eagle. 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2015-08-09Fire in thane mall - Times of India
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2015-08-09EC to delete 8.5L extra names from Mumbai and Thane electoral rolls - Hindustan Times
2015-08-08Cluster redevpt plans in advanced stages: Thane municipal corporation chief - Times of India
Cluster redevpt plans in advanced stages: Thane municipal corporation chiefManoj BadgeriManoj Badgeri,TNN | Aug 8, 2015, 09.07 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE Thane Municipal Corporation|redevelopment|Eknath ShindeRELATEDTHANE: Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, on Friday, announced that the cluster redevelopment plans in Thane are in the advanced stage and the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is in the process of preparing a study report on the social-economic situation in the city with the cluster redevelopment plans. "We are ready with our city development plan would request the authorities to approve the policy for Thane at the earliest. The TMC has also identified certain pockets in the city where cluster redevelopment could be implemented and an impact assessment of these localities has also been done," he said. In the hour-long meeting with Jaiswal, Thane guardian minister Eknath Shinde maintained that for a city like Thane that has nearly 2,500 dilapidated buildings, implementing the cluster at the earliest was the only visible solution. He also directed the corporation to ensure that they ensure those evacuated from dilapidated structures are provided with alternate tenements for temporary period. Jaiswal also announced that the residency rights of old tenants and leaseholders will stand fully protected and assured that any redevelopment plans will not be sanctioned without providing them homes in the new project. Jaiswal's move is an attempt at confidence-building among the overwhelming majority of tenants who continue to occupy the flats in buildings which have been declared unsafe and dangerous. All tenants share the fear that their owners would deny them any future rights to their homes should they walk out of the building in this situation. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Thane Municipal Corporation,redevelopment,Eknath ShindeStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
Cluster redevpt plans in advanced stages: Thane municipal corporation chief - Times of India
2015-08-07Centre drafts cyclone risk plan for Mumbai, Thane - Times of India
Centre drafts cyclone risk plan for Mumbai, ThanePrafulla MarpakwarPrafulla Marpakwar,TNN | Aug 8, 2015, 04.06 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE NDA government|national cyclone risk mitigation|Mumbai SuburbanRELATED MUMBAI: The NDA government has drafted an ambitious Rs541 crore national cyclone risk mitigation plan for Mumbai, Mumbai suburban, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. A senior bureaucrat told TOI that the purpose of the plan is to build capacity by creating suitable infrastructure to mitigate the effects of cyclones and the project aims to promote a culture of sustainability through efforts towards conservation of coastal ecosystems. "The objective of the project is to strengthen structural and non-structural mitigation measures to reduce the risk and vulnerability of the cyclone-prone coastal districts," he said. Meanwhile, the state government has invited suggestions to the draft disaster management policy published on Friday. "The policy is on the government's website. We expect suggestions which will be incorporated in the final policy expected to be released within a month," the bureaucrat said. As for cyclone-mitigation measures, it has been proposed to construct multipurpose cyclone shelters. The department of economic affairs has sanctioned Rs 406.49 crore while the state government will have to contribute Rs 135.31 crore. On road accidents, it has stated that road accidents, a number one killer after cancer, are never investigated. "We will have to strengthen the enforcement wing in the transport commissionerate. Set up trauma care centres at every 100 km on national and state highways and accident vehicles should be removed from the spot as soon as possible," the bureaucrat said. On fire services, since it is observed that fire brigade is absent in rural parts of the state as most of the services are linked to municipal corporations and councils, the same should be available in rural areas on top priority. The bureaucrat said that in the new draft policy a separate action plan has been proposed to tackle floods, earthquake, cyclone, storm, tsunami, drought, industrial/chemical hazard. On fund generation, it has been stated that in Maharashtra every district has its district disaster management authority, besides the government has made fund provision for all 36 districts to undertake various disaster-related activities in normal situation. "We have faced several disasters, but so far, the state government has released adequate funds to tackle them... We have successfully developed a well-coordinated response mechanism," he said. It has been proposed that incentives and funding should include developing mechanisms to provide stable sources for funding for preparedness and mitigation activities at all levels. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=NDA government,national cyclone risk mitigation,Mumbai SuburbanStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-07Maharashtra govt declares Thane creek area as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' - Firstpost
Maharashtra govt declares Thane creek area as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' Aug 7, 2015 18:45 IST #Flamingo Sanctuary   #Maharashtra government   #Mumbai   #NewsTracker   #Thane   #Thane Creek   Tweet Facebook Share 0 Google + Share 0 Email Print this ArticleMumbai: The Maharashtra government has declared the area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary, which will be spread over an area of 1,690 hectares, including 896 hectares of mangroves and 794 hectares of adjacent water body.'"The Revenue and Forests Department has issued a notification declaring the Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary," N Vasudevan, Chief Conservator of Forests, Mangrove Cell, said in Mumbai on Friday.Representational image. Reuters"The notification was issued on August 6, declaring the northern part of Thane Creek as a Wildlife Sanctuary under Sec. 18 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972," Vasudevan said.The Sanctuary, which is named as the "Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary" will be Maharashtra's second Marine sanctuary, after Malvan. It will be spread over an area of 1,690 hectares, which includes 896 hectares of mangroves and 794 hectares of adjacent water body, he said.The Sanctuary will be located on the western bank of the Thane Creek, between the Airoli and Vashi bridges that connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai.The eco-sensitive zone of the Sanctuary will be the adjoining mangrove areas on either side of the creek, which are already notified as Reserve Forests.The 'Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit' under the Mangrove Cell will be responsible for the management of the Sanctuary.Since 1994, the Thane Creek has been attracting flamingos in large numbers. By November, over 30,000 of these beautiful birds, along with their chicks descend in Mumbai and occupy the mudflats and the bordering mangroves. They stay in Mumbai till May, after which most of them migrate to the Bhuj area of Gujarat for breeding, leaving a small resident population.Almost 90 per cent of the Flamingo population consists of Lesser Flamingos and the remaining are Greater Flamingos. A large number of waders are also spotted along with them.Besides supporting a large congregation of Flamingos, the area is a refuge for many other resident and migratory birds.In all, about 200 species of birds have been reported from this area, which include Globally Threatened Species like the Greater Spotted Eagle.PTImore in IndiaSushma's drama queen moment: She needs to make her case through evidence, not emotionsIndia announces repatriation of 16 Pakistani prisoners, 9 fishermenAt least ten killed after under-construction wall collapses in HaryanaAfter Jammu and Kashmir snub, India threatens to boycott Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Pakistan Top Stories Dhaka's secular claims get increasingly blood-soaked as another Bangladeshi blogger is killed Forget revenge, Tiger Memon should instead take some lessons from what Yakub did Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation review: There's a 'bird', a plane and Ethan Hunt at his best From Depay to Firmino: Five Premier League debutants we can't wait to see Lalit Modi controversy: Playing the gender card will weaken Sushma Swaraj's case Mission Impossible 5 stunt scene was inspired by Mumbai local trains: Tom Cruise People Baba Siddique could look forward to unite this year after successfully uniting SRK-Salman After Delhi University, now cut off for Fake Degrees also to be announced soon Employee upset with rain cancelling no train in Mumbai today, caught snapping overhead wires at Bandra to disrupt services Life in Mumbai paralyzed by rains and in Delhi by AAP’s new ad After lead in Maggi, samples of fresh milk found in Railway pantry tea & coffee site indexAbout FirstpostNewsletterRSSTwitterFacebookVerticalsFront PageIndiaPoliticsWorldBusinessLifeBollywoodSportsTechPlusNew DelhiMumbaiPhotosFP ExclusivesCartoonsVideo RoomeBooksBudget 2014WeatherOthersSample Papers OnlineBusiness Technology NewsMTV IndiaOnline Shopping in IndiaThink IndiaDelhi Election 2015Worksheet for KidsToolsRSS FeedsCopyright © 2014 Firstpost - All rights reserved Terms of use Privacy
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2015-08-07Brave Thane woman helps cops nab two mobile thieves - Daily News & Analysis
Brave Thane woman helps cops nab two mobile thieves Desai alighted at Ghatkopar and approached the Ghatkopar police station to lodge a complaint. The cops directed her to approach the Kurla GRP as it fell under their jurisdiction. A brave Thane woman helped the Kurla GRP cops to nab two mobile thieves after one of the accused robbed her phone along the tracks between Kanjurmarg and Vikhroli on Tuesday morning around 10.15. Manjiri Desai, a 25-year-old resident of Naupada, said she boarded the Kalyan-CST fast local on Tuesday morning from Thane and was to alight at Ghatkopar. She was standing on the footboard of the first class ladies compartment.I was talking over the phone when the train slowed down between Kanjurmarg and Vikhroli along the tracks. A teenaged boy, who was standing near the signal, hit my hand with a stick and my phone fell down, said Desai. Desai alighted at Ghatkopar and approached the Ghatkopar police station to lodge a complaint. The cops directed her to approach the Kurla GRP as it fell under their jurisdiction. I, along with the cops, reached the spot. We walked along the tracks from Ghatkopar till the spot. We went to the nearby slums and inquired with the locals. They informed us about four boys who may be involved in the mobile thefts, she said. The cops started their investigation and caught five boys, of whom Desai identified the 17-year-old boy who stole her phone. During the investigation, he revealed he was accompanied by another 20-year-old. The cops recovered five mobile phones from the two and Desai appreciated their effort to help her. They told me that they want to bring an end to mobile theft along the tracks, she said. On July 30, 22-year-old Prajakta Gupte, who was standing on the footboard of a CST-Kalyan-bound train, was mowed down by another train while she was chasing a mobile thief who had snatched her phone.
2015-08-07Thane: Female singer beaten up by four men in a bar - Mid-Day
Thane: Female singer beaten up by four men in a bar Thane (Maha): A female singer was allegedly beaten up by four unidentified men in a bar at Ulhasnagar in the district. The incident took place late last night when the singer was about to leave the bar after finishing her day's job, an official attached with Ulhasnagar police station said. When other staff members rushed for her help, they were also beaten up by the accused, he said. A cop who was in the vicinity came to help the singer and the staff, but he was also beaten up and the bar was ransacked, the official said. A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered in this connection. No arrests have been made so far and investigations are underway, he added.
2015-08-07Maharashtra government declares northern part of Thane Creek as flamingo sanctuary - The Indian Express
Maharashtra government declares northern part of Thane Creek as flamingo sanctuary Maharashtra government declares northern part of Thane Creek as flamingo sanctuary The Indian Express had first reported about the mangrove cell's marine wildlife sanctuary proposal in Thane in March last year. Comments By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: August 7, 2015 9:04 pm Flamingoes at the Thane Creek (Source: Mangrove cell) The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued a notification declaring the northern part of Thane Creek as a flamingo sanctuary. This will be the state’s second marine sanctuary after Malvan. The 1,690 hectares sanctuary will include 896 ha of mangroves and 794 ha of adjacent water body and is located on the western bank, between the Airoli and Vashi bridges that connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai. The Indian Express had first reported about the mangrove cell’s marine wildlife sanctuary proposal in Thane in March last year. “Declaration of the Thane Creek Sanctuary, located right in the midst of a mega city, is a very significant step for the conservation of this unique natural environment with its eclectic mix of mangroves, mudflats and threatened species of birds. The ecosystem will be closely monitored and shielded from serious threats like discharge of effluents, dumping of sewage and other biotic interferences. At the same time, the scientific community, wildlife enthusiasts and the general public could enjoy access to this natural wonder in a regulated manner. Suitable amenities will be provided for such regulated access to the site, without causing disturbance to the ecosystem,” said N Vasudevan, chief conservator of forests, mangrove cell. Share This Article Related Article Parts of Thane creek to become wildlife sanctuary Parts of Thane creek a step closer to wildlife sanctuary tag Thane, Vasai creeks on wildlife body list for conservation Top firm’s staff evicted from ‘reserved’ land Forest dept, CIDCO plan mangrove wetland centre in Navi Mumbai Forest Dept proposes ‘protected area’ along Thane creek The mangrove cell has already initiated baseline studies and rapid biodiversity assessment of the Sanctuary area with assistance from the Indo-German (GIZ) Project on “Conservation and Sustainable Management of Marine Protected Areas (CMPA)”. These studies would in turn help in the preparation of a scientific management plan for the Sanctuary and for its sustainable management. The eco-sensitive zone of the sanctuary will be the adjoining mangrove areas on either side of the creek, which are already notified as Reserve Forests. The ‘Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit’ under the Mangrove Cell will be responsible for the management of the Sanctuary. Since 1994, the Thane Creek has been attracting flamingos in large numbers. By November, more than 30,000 of these beautiful birds, along with their chicks occupy the mudflats and the bordering mangroves and remain there until May. Almost 90% of the Flamingo population consists of Lesser Flamingos and the remaining are Greater Flamingos. Besides supporting a large congregation of flamingos, the area is a refuge for many other resident and migratory birds. In all, about 200 species of birds have been reported from this area, which include Globally Threatened Species like the Greater Spotted Eagle (IUCN Category-Vulnerable) and others like Osprey (listed in Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act). Other bird species include the Pied Avocet, Western Reef Heron, Black-headed Ibis, Common Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Brown-headed Gull, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Little Tern, White Bellied Sea Eagle and Eurasian Marsh Harrier. ‘Birdlife International’ has already declared Thane Creek as an Important Bird Area (IBA). Do you like this story
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2015-08-07Thane Municipal body to evacuate families living in 'dangerous' buildings - Zee News
Thane Municipal body to evacuate families living in 'dangerous' buildings Last Updated: Friday, August 7, 2015 - 16:24 0 Shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Whatsapp  Comment Thane: In the wake of the recent building collapse here that claimed 11 lives, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Commissioner has directed officials to evacuate families living in structures categorised as extremely dangerous in the district. TMC Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal had called an emergency meeting with officials yesterday and directed them to evacuate residents in "extremely dangerous" buildings and also take necessary action with regard to 2,500 "dangerous" residential buildings that are either in dilapidated condition or are more than 30 years old. The commissioner also directed the housing societies (owners) to carry structural audit of buildings, done by approved auditors, which have completed a life of more than 30 years. If the societies or owners fail to get it done, the corporation will levy penalty on them. There are 58 buildings that fall under extremely dangerous category. Of these, 38 have been evacuated, while fresh directions have been issued to get the remaining buildings vacated at the earliest, Jaiswal told PTI. Nearly 2,500 buildings fall under "dangerous" category and an estimated of nearly 25,000 families reside in them. The corporation will initiate necessary action like evacuation or razing against these residential buildings, he said. At least 11 people, including four of a family, were killed and seven injured when a 50-year-old building collapsed in B Cabin area near Thane Railway Station in the wee hours of Tuesday. A three-member committee has been set up to study into the causes of the building crash. 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2015-08-07Sales executive cum RTO agent held for graft by Thane ACB - Times of India
Sales executive cum RTO agent held for graft by Thane ACBShrutika SukhiShrutika Sukhi,TNN | Aug 7, 2015, 11.10 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE anti-corruption bureauRELATED THANE: The Thane Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a 29-year-old sales executive for demanding Rs 5,000 from a customer who had purchased a car and desired speedy Regional Transport Office (RTO) clearance. ACB officials said Prakash Halode, a resident of Mira Road, works with an automobile agency and also doubles as an agent in the RTO and carried out registration and other documentation formalities at a cost. It is learnt that the complainant, who purchased a brand new car from a showroom, did not have adequate documentation for registration and was residing in a rental flat. Halode is said to have approached and promised him to complete the documentation formalities for an additional fee of Rs 5,000. The car owner complained to the ACB about Halode demanding bribe to grease the palms of RTO officials in Thane. Halode was arrested after a preliminary investigation and booked under Section of the Prevention of Corruption Act. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=anti-corruption bureauStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-07Thane: Bag-snatcher who led to woman's death nabbed - Mid-Day
Thane: Bag-snatcher who led to woman's death nabbed By Sagar Rajput |Posted 07-Aug-2015 The Dombivli GRP have arrested a 27-year-old bag snatcher who led to 29-year-old Prajakta Gupta’s death on the railway track near Kalyan last week. mid-day had reported on August 1 on how she was run over while trying to chase the thief who snatched her purse when she was at Kalyan. The accused, identified as Sameer Shaikh, was arrested on Thursday from his in-laws residence at Nashik. An officer from Dombivli GRP said, “The statements of the two women witnesses who appeared later at the police station proved pivotal, as they even narrated the walking style of the accused, on the basis of which we started looking for history sheeters involved in bag snatching.” Following this they zeroed in on Shaikh and visited his Ulhasnagar residence. His mother revealed that he had been staying in Nashik at his in-laws residence. On suspicion, the GRP picked up Shaikh, who during the course of the investigations confessed to the crime. After the arrest of the accused, they have detected two more cases of bag snatching. Shaikh has been held before for bag snatching. The accused has been booked under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the Indian Penal Code while he was produced in court and has been remanded in police custody. The incidentOn July 30, a train had stopped at Patri Pool Bridge near Kalyan station, following which the accused snatched a bag from Gupta, who was standing near the door. This made her fall on the tracks. On getting up, she tried chasing the accused but stepped on the adjacent tracks and a CST-bound train ran over her. She was later admitted in Shastri Nagar General hospital where she was declared dead before admission.
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2015-08-07Cluster plan in Thane - Times of India
Cluster plan in ThaneManoj BadgeriManoj Badgeri,TNN | Aug 7, 2015, 10.18 PM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesRELATEDTHANE: Thane civic chief on Friday announced the TMC was in the advanced stage of preparing a report on the social-economic situation in the city with the cluster redevelopment plans. The TMC has also identified certain pockets in the city where clusters redevelopment could be implemented and an impact assessment of these localities has also been done, the IAS officer said. District guardian minister Eknath Shinde held meeting with Jaiswal and his team on Friday to work out solutions for evacuation and redevelopment of the dilapidated buildings without hurting the interests of the tenants. Shinde maintained that for a city like Thane that has nearly 2500 dilapidated buildings, implementing the cluster at the earliest was the only visible solution. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
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2015-08-07'Need to set up board to redevelop old Thane bldgs' - Times of India
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Shop NowYou are here: News Home » City » ThaneBreaking News:‘Need to set up board to redevelop old Thane bldgs’Manoj BadgeriManoj Badgeri,TNN | Aug 7, 2015, 10.59 AM ISTShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articleSave this articleMy Saved articlesPrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsShare MoreEmail this articleSave this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesREAD MORE Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board|housing expertsRELATED THANE: Housing experts and a section of bureaucrats in the municipal corporation have suggested creating a state-owned board similar to the Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board (MRRB). The MRRB is an arm of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) that is involved in the repair and reconstruction of cess buildings in Mumbai island city. Redevelopment plans of old buildings have not made much progress in the lake city. A section of officials said the BJP-Shiv Sena government should consider creating a separate board for Thane which will take up the repair works of old buildings and also redevelop properties that have been declared dangerous. "Home owners and landlords are very skeptical of private developers who are making a beeline to grab their old properties in prime city areas. The element of suspicion about the developer is so high that most residents refuse to give sanction to redevelopment plans and the project never takes off. In the process, the owners too are neglectful and the condition of the building keeps deteriorating," an official said. Another official said that ambitious plans for cluster redevelopment of the buildings have failed to take off as well. "It will be a Himalayan task to get the consent from the hundreds of residents of buildings spread over a one-hectare plot for any builder-driven project. Also, these builders are demanding higher FSI for the redevelopment which will only add to the concrete jungle and increase the population density in the area," he said. The permanent solution to this issue, he added, is to create a state-owned corporation or a board for Thane which will be tasked with repairs and redevelopment of buildings that were built 50 years ago or more. "Just as they did it in Mumbai island city, the redevelopment can be carried out in situ and as the government itself is the developer the risks will be minimum. There could be the possibility of delay in meeting deadlines for handing over the property but the residents will be assured of a safe home. This is better than most cases where the developer quits midway leaving them in a lurch," the TMC official added. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board,housing expertsStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
2015-08-06Thane building collapse: Cops recover valuables worth Rs 25 lakh - Mid-Day
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Spotted: Deepika Padukone and other Bollywood stars ToPICs Drishyam Ajay Devgn Salman Khan Shah Rukh Khan Anushka Sharma Bajrangi Bhaijaan News National News Thane building collapse: Cops recover valuables worth Rs 25 lakh By Sadaguru Pandit |Posted 06-Aug-2015 A team of four from the Naupada police station spent 12 hours sifting through the debris to recover cash, jewellery and cellphones; the police are now anxious to ensure that they reach the right people A day after the collapse of the Krishna Niwas building in Thane claimed 12 lives, wiped out two families, and left seven injured, officials from the Naupada police are anxious to ensure that the valuables recovered from the debris reach the right people. Read Story: Thane building collapse wipes out two families Ramchandra Bhat’s brother and other relatives with the senior inspector of the Naupada police station Valuables worth Rs 20-25 lakh have been recovered from the site of the collapse and police officials say they want to ensure that none of the items, especially cash and jewellery, whose ownership is hard to ascertain, land in the wrong hands. Thane building collapse: Cat survives in the arms of dead owner The three-storeyed Krishna Niwas building collapsed in B Cabin colony in Thane on Tuesday. Pic/Sameer Markande A team of four, comprising an assistant police inspector and three constables from the Naupada police, sifted through the debris for 12 hours from 4 am to 4 pm on Tuesday to recover the valuables. The debris was then dumped in a junkyard near the Jupiter hospital in Thane and, even there, it was guarded by two constables to keep thieves from getting to any valuables that may have been missed. ClaimantsBy yesterday, the police had recovered Rs 2,71,000 in cash, jewellery adding up to 70-75 tola of gold and half kg of silver, and 20 cellphones, all of which were together worth Rs 20-25 lakh. Senior Inspector Mallikarjun Survase of the Naupada police station said the team had done a commendable job of retrieving the valuables and that the tougher task of handing them over lay ahead. “We are going to take the statement of every individual who comes to claim the items and also take copies of their identity proofs to ensure there is no confusion in the future. Also Read: Building a safer future for Mumbai residents Affidavits will also be required of the residents or relatives who come to claim the items. We are responsible for the items and we will ensure that they reach either the owners or the right relatives,” said Survase. So far, only relatives of the Bhat family have actually approached the police station in person to collect the valuables. All four members of the family had died in the collapse. Officials said the items were given to the relatives after they were able to give an accurate description of them and their ID proofs were checked. “The husband of Rashmi Mange, nee Bhat, had come to the police station in the morning and taken her mangalsutra and some other items. Ramchandra Bhat’s elder brother also visited in the evening, accompanied by a representative of the local GSB community, and claimed the items after describing them,” said another police official, adding that they had begun distributing the items already to ensure there is no confusion later. He said that the police station had also received a call from Amrutlal Patel, a tea vendor who lived in the building as a tenant and had lost his daughter, Priya (14), in the collapse. Amrutlal, who was in his village at the time of the collapse, said that he had around Rs 7 lakh in cash in the flat. Injured dischargedOf the seven injured people, three had been admitted in the Thane Civil Hospital while the other four had been given treatment on an OPD basis and sent home. Doctors said the three patients who had been admitted were discharged by Tuesday night and the bodies of the 12 people who had died were handed over to relatives by yesterday morning after conducting the post-mortem. “The major injuries were polytrauma (multiple injuries) and blunt trauma (deep injuries). The patients received immediate treatment and were discharged accordingly. The last patient, 80-year-old Arvind Nene, was discharged at 10.30 pm on Tuesday,” said Ashok Kambre, a civil surgeon at the hospital.
Thane building collapse: Cops recover valuables worth Rs 25 lakh - Mid-Day
2015-08-06Thane mental hospital organises movie screening fo
Thane mental hospital organises movie screening for patients Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 8:05am IST Ankita G Menon On Wednesday, Neptue Foundation in association with Ferro Equip Foundation, organised the screening of a movie, Golmal 2. Inmates enjoy the movie on Wednesday The Regional Mental Hospital at Thane has always ensured to take up various activities to pep up the mood of the inmates. This is a part of their healing therapy, as the hospital is located away from the chaos of the city life. They conduct various activities to keep the inmates active and also so that they feel a part of the society. Movies have always been a part of entertainment in everyones life and so that the inmates also get such an opportunity and exposure, a movie screening was conducted. On Wednesday, Neptue Foundation in association with Ferro Equip Foundation, organised the screening of a movie, Golmal 2. There were around 150 patients who watched the three-hour long movie along with the staff members. With an aim of creating an atmosphere of fun and frolic, the event was organised. The inmates laughed their hearts out at the jokes and watched the movie very attentively. Deputy superintendent, Dr Guthe said, Such entertaining events play a very crucial role in the recovery of the patients, as they too are a part of the society and in some cases, it also brings back their positive memories, which in turn helps to heal them. This is why, we make it a point to celebrate almost every function and keep the inmates engaged through various activities all through. They are also a part of the society and that is where they belong." Meanwhile, Satyajeet Mohanty of the Neptune Group, said, "This was an endeavour to make the patients feel normal and a part of the society. It was an attempt to fight the stigma, once mentally ill, they will continue to be the same. These patients need love, affection and attention and these are small gestures to show them that we care.
Thane mental hospital organises movie screening fo
2015-08-06Thane building collapse: No sign of ground-floor flat owner - Hindustan Times
Thane building collapse: No sign of ground-floor flat owner - Hindustan Times
2015-08-06Setting up NDRF team in Thane district on the cards - Times of India
Setting up NDRF team in Thane district on the cards Manoj Badgeri, TNN | Aug 6, 2015, 12.03 PM IST The district administration is planning to start a dedicated National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team to minimize the response time taken to tackle emergencies. A proposal to allot a space at Dadoji Konddev stadium in Thane is being considered. The Thakurli and Naupada building collapse that collectively claimed 21 lives could have been reduced if the NDRF team had to reach the spot earlier. The team that played a vital role in the search and rescue operations could reach the spot an hour-and-a-half after the incident took place. The NDRF team is currently deployed only at Andheri sports complex, so it takes a long time for them to reach Thane. The took around 90 minutes to reach Thakurli and got stuck in traffic during the B-Cabin incidents, which led to a lot of wastage of valuable time. Following this, the Thane collector wants a separate team to address such incidents in the district. ''We have asked for a NDRF squad comprising of 50 personnel to be deployed in the city,'' said Thane collector Ashwini Joshi. However, sources said that deployment of the team could take a lot of time as such requests are first directed to the NDRF headquarters at New Delhi and then forwarded to the ministry of Home affairs that takes the final decision. Head of Mumbai NDRF operations Sachidanand Gawde said that he has received a request from the Thane authorities. ''We have received a request for setting up a base in Thane and reverted to them regarding our requirements. It would be very beneficial if a separate team is allocated for Thane district as the response time would be less during emergencies. A decision could soon be taken at the senior level,'' said Gawde. Meanwhile, a separate request has also been sent to five corporations and two councils in Thane district on Tuesday. A detailed report on the number of dilapidated and dangerous structures in the area will also be sent to the Thane district collector. The office has also sought information about the evacuation and rehabilitation of residents from such dangerous structures.
Setting up NDRF team in Thane district on the cards - Times of India
2015-08-06Thane crime: Woman held for murdering drug addict son - Mid-Day
Thane crime: Woman held for murdering drug addict son By PTI |Posted 06-Aug-2015 A 45-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday for allegedly murdering her 20-year-old drug addict son at their residence in Dombivali in Thane district, police said. The incident occurred last afternoon when the accused, identified as Pyari Chowdhary, allegedly strangulated Ashok to death with a computer wire, said inspector IM Chikalghar of Vishnu Nagar police station. He said Ashok was a drug addict and would often demand money from his parents. According to police, Ashok had demanded Rs 1,000 from his mother for repairing his vehicle, which she refused to part. "This threw Ashok in a rage who thrashed his mother with belt," the police officer said. The woman allegedly strangulated Ashok at around 4 pm apparently when he was asleep. A complaint was lodged by the victim's elder brother.
2015-08-06Delegation of Thane Municipal Corporation visits garbage processing plants - Times of India
Delegation of Thane Municipal Corporation visits garbage processing plants Prasad Kulkarni,TNN Aug 6, 2015, 03.25 PM A delegation of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Tuesday visited the garbage processing units in different parts of the city, run by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). The delegation included officials and elected members and TMC and the municipal commissioner. Before the visits a presentation on the solid waste management practices which PMC follows, was made at the PMC office in Shivajinagar. Information regarding PMC's old as well as modern facilities to deal with garbage was given to the members. Then the members went to see the bio-gas projects, vermicomposting plants, mechanical composting plants and ward level garbage disposal systems operating at different locations. Along with the PMC run systems, the delegation members also checked the projects, which citizens run. A garbage processing plant set up in a housing society in Kondhwa areas was shown to the members. Pune generates nearly 1,600 metric tonne garbage every day. Out of that nearly 250 tonne is wet garbage and 850 tonnes is dry, while 500 tonnes is mixed garbage. Civic officials say that of the total garbage generated in the city every day, around 15% is plastic. The quantity is growing day by day as the population is increasing. At present, the city's garbage is sent to the processing plant at Phursungi-Uruli villages. Plants have been set up at Hadapsar areas too for disposal for plastic bags.
2015-08-06Thane: TMC seals dangerous bldgs; residents left homeless - Hindustan Times
Thane: TMC seals dangerous bldgs; residents left homeless - Hindustan Times
2015-08-06Congress wants CM to look into cluster solution for Thane - Times of India
Congress wants CM to look into cluster solution for ThaneSenior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has urged the Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to look into the alleged delay in implementing cluster development in the city. The leader was in Thane on Thursday to visit the Krishna Niwas building collapse spot in Naupada. While interacting with the media later, the leader blamed the Shiv Sena-BJP governed Thane civic corporation for failing to take steps for implementation of cluster development in the city. The senior leader also expressed surprise why the TMC was delaying in completing the impact assessment report required for implementing cluster development in Thane while neighbouring Navi Mumbai has already completed it. He said the immediate identification of dilapidated structures and rehabilitation of residents was the need of the hour and the officials seem to be taking it causally. He alleged the Sena leaders here seemed to be overlooking the interests of the residents here and said he would urge the chief minister to look into the issue. "I will urge the chief minister to take some stern steps against the civic body and ensure lives of residents staying in cessed buildings aren't put to risk," he said. A TMC survey carried out before the monsoon in 2015 revealed there are 2,566 dangerous buildings in the city and as many as 3,38,066 people staying in them. There were 58 extremely dangerous buildings according to the recent survey, of which 19 buildings have been demolished, two are in process of demolition, two others have been vacated and one is being repaired. The fate of 21 is undecided and no action has been taken against 13 buildings.
Congress wants CM to look into cluster solution for Thane - Times of India
2015-08-06Two days after Thane bldg collapse, blame game begins - Daily News & Analysis
Two days after Thane bldg collapse, blame game begins Since the last 25 years, Thane has been a Shiv Sena bastion and they have always been ignorant about the issues here. There is still no clarity if the building that collapsed was indeed declared dilapidated by the civic body, said Munde. Nationalist Congress Party leader Dhananjay Munde speaks to mediapersons and locals at the Naupada building collapse site during his visit on Wednesday GK Baig Despite a building collapse in Thakurli last week, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) failed to take appropriate measures, leading to another similar inciden; this time at Naupada on Monday. The Thane district collector had called for a meeting of all civic corporations on Tuesday and asked them to take this matter in control. Following this, the TMC has formed a three-member enquiry committee which will probe the incident and also find out about other dilapidated buildings. Accordingly, it will submit a report to the commissioner at the earliest. The three-member committee will consist of additional commissioner, deputy commissioner, encroachment and deputy city engineer and town planning. They have been given the responsibility of forming this committee. Apart from this, we have also written a letter to VJTI to investigate the reason behind the collapse of Krishna Niwas building. Since it was not part of our dilapidated structures list, we are keen to know how it collapsed, said Sandeep Malvi, deputy civic chief. Political blame game Nationalist Congress Party, Dhananjay Munde visited the Naupada building collapse site on Wednesday and spoke to mediapersons and relented his anguish. He blamed the Shiv Sena for being ignorant about structural audits and not making proper appeal for cluster development in Thane. Since the last 25 years, Thane has been a Shiv Sena bastion and they have always been ignorant about the issues here. There is still no clarity if the building that collapsed was indeed declared dilapidated by the civic body," said Munde. Moreover, Thane has been constantly witnessing such incidents which have claimed several lives. After I spoke to the residents, I was told that political bigwigs and civic officials are hands-in-gloves with each other and declare buildings dilapidated after arriving at a consensus, he added. I am sure that local politicians will be repairing their own flats using taxpayers money. If the civic body has not declared this building [Krishna Niwas] dilapidated, then there should be a complaint against the officials. In Navi Mumbai, with the presence of the NCP in the civic body, we have managed to include such laws that these incident do not take place and time to time repairs are also done. But, the Sena is misleading Thanekars, he concluded.
Two days after Thane bldg collapse, blame game begins - Daily News & Analysis
2015-08-05Thane building collapse wipes out two families - M
Thane building collapse wipes out two families Out of the five families residing in the Krishna Niwas building, two the Sawants and the Bhats were very close, and all the members of both families had gathered there on Sunday to celebrate the birthday of little Anaya (5), the granddaughter of the Sawant family patriarch, Arun (62). Ramchandra and Meera Bhat with their youngest daughter Rachita When the birthday celebrations were on, little did Anayas father, Amit, realise that very soon he would be witness to the death of not only his little girl, but the wiping out of the Sawant and the Bhat families. Their older, married daughter, Rashmi and Little Anaya Khot Nine members of these two families, including Anaya, were among the 12 killed when the ground-plus-three-storey structure, located in Thane B-cabin region, collapsed in the wee hours of Tuesday. Seven other people, including Amit, were injured when the building, which was constructed in 1964 and had been declared dilapidated, came crashing down. The three-storeyed Krishna Niwas located in B-Cabin area in Thane collapsed around 2.30 am yesterday.The Sawants lived on the building third floor and widower Arun Sawant (62), his son Amit Sawant (40), married daughter Bhakti Khot (24) and her husband Amit Khot (30) had planned a grand celebration of the birthday of Bhakti and Amit daughter, Anaya, who turned five on Sunday. Rescue workers toiled through the night to recover the bodies of the deceased and rescue the injured. Bhakti, Amit and Anaya had come to the building especially for the little one's birthday and so had Rashmi Mange (25), the married daughter of Ramchandra (65) and Meera Bhat (58), who lived on the second floor and were very close to the Sawants. Ramchandra's brother, Subhray (54) and younger daughter Rachita (22) also lived in the same flat. All gone When the building collapsed around 2.30 am on Tuesday, it claimed the lives of all the members of the Bhat and Sawant families, as well as that of little Anaya. Amit Khot, who managed to escape with minor injuries, was inconsolable. While fire officials had rushed to the spot soon after the incident. The belongings of the residents of Krishna Niwas were recovered from the debris of the building and set aside with a police official guarding them. A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached the spot around 4.30 am and the rescue operation went on till 10.30 am on Tuesday morning. Shiv Kumar Iyer, who was closely associated with the Sawant family, said, The Bhats and Sawants were like a family and shared a very good rapport. Fire officials recovered the national flag from the building debris and placed it in safe custody. I have been working with Arun for many years as both of us were divisional managers of LIC in Sion. The incident is very shocking as the entire family has been wiped out. Ramchandra Bhat oversaw decoration for richest Ganpati mandal Relatives and people closely associated with the Bhat family revealed that Ramchandra Bhat was an active member of the GSB Seva Mandal in Sion the richest Ganpati Mandal in the city and used to look after the decoration of the GSB Ganesh Utsav. Ramchandra and his family were very devoted to our community. Every year, they used to make arrangements for the decoration of our GSB Ganesh Mandal at Sion, which Ramchandra was in-charge of. The incident is very shocking for our entire community, said Shailesh Pai, a member of the GSB mandal. Rashmi's friend, Ashwini Shenoy, said that she had seen the 25-year-old last during her birthday on July 23. It was Rashmi's birthday and we had a get-together. It is hard to digest that she and her entire family are no more, said Shenoy. Official speakThane City Mayor Sanjay More said, The property was owned by two brothers named Patil. There were some family disputes due to which the matter was in court. The building was dilapidated but redevelopment of the building had been pending for a long time because of this. In such cases, even the municipal corporation cannot interfere without the courts directive. He revealed that there are a total of 2,600 dilapidated structures in the city, of which 58 are in very dangerous condition. Of the 58, we have vacated 36 and are in the process of demolishing them, he added. Additional Civil Surgeon at Thane Civil Hospital, Ashok Kamble, said, Twelve dead bodies and seven injured residents were brought to us. Of the injured, four were treated on an OPD basis, while the rest have been admitted and are undergoing treatment. After the post-mortem is conducted, the bodies will be handed over to the relatives. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Thane city) Sachin Patil said, We have registered an accidental death report (ADR). However, if we find any violation during our investigations, a case will be registered against the concerned people. Casualties DeadSubhray Bhat (54)Ramchandra Bhat (65)Meera Bhat (58)Rachita Bhat (22)Rashmi Mange (25)Arun Sawant (62)Amit Sawant (40)Bhakti Khot (32)Anaya Khot (5)Priya Patel (14)Manda Nene (70)Mahadev Barve (60) InjuredArvind Nene (80)Amrutlal Patel (35)Asha Patel (30)Ramchandra Medha (18)Mohan Neoji (20)Shankar Bheda (40)Amit Khot (34) 12Number of people who died in the building collapse 7Number of people injured in the building collapse 16Number of rooms in the dilapidated structure 5Number of families that were living in the structure
Thane building collapse wipes out two families - M
2015-08-0511 Killed in Thane Building Collapse - India West
Thane, Maharashtra Eleven people were killed when a three-story building came crashing down in Thane city early Tuesday, an official said. The 50-year-old building, Krishna Nivas, crashed around 2.30 a.m. in Naupada area when the residents were asleep. "We were all sleeping. Suddenly, the floors started moving and before we could run to safety, the building came crashing down with a loud sound," one of the survivors told media persons. While five people have been rescued, six more were feared trapped under the debris. Efforts were underway to save them. Seven women are among the dead. A majority of victims belong to the Bhatt and Sawant families. Thane Collector Ashwini Joshi and Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde reached the site to supervise relief operations. Rescuers worked quickly to help the injured. A top Thane official said though the building was old, it was not dilapidated, adding the reasons for the collapse would be known only after a full investigation. This is the second major crash in the district in the past one week. On July 29, Matruchhaya Building collapsed, killing nine occupants and injuring five. NCP executive president Jitendra Awhad expressed concern over the two collapses and demanded a scientific probe into how the building could just collapse without any warning. Shinde said the only remedy would be to speedily renovate all old and dilapidated buildings.
11 Killed in Thane Building Collapse - India West
2015-08-05VJTI to analyse Thane building collapse cause - Ti
VJTI to analyse Thane building collapse cause Manoj Badgeri,TNN Aug 5, 2015, 09.39 PM IST The TMC will rope in experts from VJTI to help them analyse the cause of the Krishna Niwas building collapse. A three member committee will also be constituted to gather information and investigate the cause of the collapse. Thane civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal made this announcement on Wednesday evening following a four-hour closed door meeting with senior civic officials. Jaiswal said the cause of building collapse was still beyond their comprehension as the structure was not declared dilapidated and said a need for expert intervention was required. A three member committee headed by additional municipal commissioner Ashok Rankhamb will also include DMC from the anti-encroachment cell Ashok Burpule and deputy engineer from the town planning department Rajan Khandpekar.
2015-08-05A 60-Year-Old Man Died Protecting His Cat In Thane
A 60-Year-Old Man Died Protecting His Cat In Thane Building Collapse Adrija Bose Posted: 05/08/2015 17:14 IST Humanity, clearly, hasn't ceased to exist.While the residents of Krishna Niwas building in Thane that collapsed in the wee hours of Tuesday were trying to save their own lives, a 60-year-old man protected his pet cat till his last breath.When a team from National Disaster Response Force pulled out the lifeless body of Madhav Ramchandra Barve from the debris four hours after the collapse, they were stunned to see a cat cuddled in his arms. "As we removed the debris looking for trapped people under it, we saw legs and started clearing the rubble to rescue the person. It was an old man holding a cat in his arms. The feline was alive but the man was motionless," an NDRF official was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.A three-storey building collapsed near Thane railway station in Mumbai, killing twelve people and injuring several. The building collapsed at 2.30am when residents were fast asleep. Nearly 20 people were stuck in the debris.A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached the spot around 4.30 am and the rescue operation went on till 10.30 am on Tuesday morning.READ: Birthday Turns Into Tragedy After Thane Building Collapse Madhav's pet, who was injured in the accident, is now at the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) hospital in Thane. We have the cat, a 2-year-old female, with us. The incident has injured her spine and back leg, due to which she is finding it difficult to walk, Dr Sanjay Jadhav, manager, Thane SPCA told Mid Day.With her owners death, she may now be handed over to an NGO for care. According to reports, Madhav had been living alone in the building for the past year but took in the cat as he liked keeping pets. He is survived by his wife and son, both of whom work out of station and will soon arrive in Mumbai for the last rites.
A 60-Year-Old Man Died Protecting His Cat In Thane
2015-08-05Civic body begins probe into Thane building collap
Civic body begins probe into Thane building collapse Civic body begins probe into Thane building collapse Meanwhile, the municipal authorities have decided to ask for the structural audit of 30-year-old buildings in Thane. By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 6, 2015 12:52 am The search for survivors at the site of the building that collapsed in Thane Tuesday morning. (Express Photo by Deepak Joshi) The Thane Municipal Corporation has initiated an inquiry into the building collapse in which 11 persons died and five were injured. Krishna Niwas, a ground-plus-three building, collapsed near B cabin area in the early hours of Tuesday. We have initiated a probe into the incident. Though the building was around 30-35 years old, it was in good condition. Else, we would have served evacuation notice on the owners. The preliminary inquiry reveals that an alteration in its original structure damaged its pillars and resulted into the disaster, said Manoj Joshi, Deputy Commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation. The residents and neighbours said that a shop of Gangaram stamp was not in use for about 15 years and recently the work had started. Some residents said that a pillar was hugely damaged in this renovation. Now we are trying to find the owner of it, added Joshi. Meanwhile, the municipal authorities have decided to ask for the structural audit of 30-year-old buildings in Thane.
Civic body begins probe into Thane building collap
2015-08-04Thane: At least 11 dead, 7 injured in building col
Congress finds itself ‘better off outside’ PIL outcome to decide fate: Judicial services exam result has to wait, says SC Latest News Nation World Business Cities Sports Entertainment Lifestyle Technology Opinion Photos Explained Good News Trending Astrology See More See Less Search for:  NationWorldOpinionSportsEntertainmentLifestyleTechViralGood NewsPhotosVideosToday's PaperePaper Property Home indiaindia-others Unsafe homes: 12 killed in Thane building collapse, seven injured Unsafe homes: 12 killed in Thane building collapse, seven injured Last week, a three-storey residential building collapsed in Thakurli area of Thane. Comments Written by Gautam Sandip Mengle , SANTOSHEE GULABKALI MISHRA | New Delhi | Published:August 5, 2015 1:30 am The search for survivors at the site of the building that collapsed in Thane Tuesday morning. (Express Photo by Deepak Joshi) Twelve people were reported killed after a building in Thane (west) collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday. Seven people were injured in the incident. The building, Krishna Niwas, in B Cabin area close to Thane railway station had its third floor occupied by five families. Two other floors were vacant and the ground floor had commercial establishments. Officials said the building came crashing down around 2:00 am. Local residents informed the fire brigade and Thane police. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was contacted, and a team of 50 NDRf personnel and two sniffer dogs reached the spot.“We received the call about the collapse around 2:50, and our team left our base in Andheri for Thane at 3:20. They reached the site around 4:00 am, and commenced work,” said Alok Awasthy, NDRF Commandant. “We saved 15 residents. Two people were saved because our dogs sniffed them out,” Inspector Parth Sen, NDRF added. NDRF officials said it was a “pancake” collapse, in which layers of debris were piled one over the other. “In a pancake collapse, there are spaces between debris where victims are trapped alive. The challenge in such cases is two fold. One is to get to them as soon as possible, the second is to extricate them safely,” said Deputy Commandant Sachidanand Gawade, who heads the Mumbai unit of the NDRF. Gawade said a wide road outside the building helped in the rescue efforts as access was not impeded. Dr Kempi Patil, Thane civil surgeon, said four of the seven injured have been discharged. “We are making inquiries. No FIR has been registered in the matter yet,” said Senior Police Inspector M D Survase, Naupada police station. List of the people killed in the incident 1) Subhrav Pandurang Bhatt (M/54). 2) Mira Ramchandra Bhatt (F/58). 3) Rachita Ramchandra Bhatt (F/25). 4) Arun Dattatray Sawant(M/62). 5) Priya Amrutlal Patel (F/14). 6) Bhakti Amit Khot/Sawant (F/32). 7) Anaya Amit Khot (F/07). 8) Ramchandra Pandurang Bhatt (M/65). 9) Manda Arvind Nene (F/70) 10) Amit Sawant (M/40). 11) Rashmir Karan Mange (F/25). List of the people injured in the incident 1) Arvind Nene (M/80). 2) Amrutlal Laxmichand Patel (M/35). 3) Aasha Amrutlal Patel (F/30). 4) Rameshchandra Galaji Mina (M/18). 5) Mohan Devaji Mina (M/20). 6) Shankar Khenaji Mina (M/40) 7) Amit Ravindra Khot (M/34). mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com Do you like this story
Thane: At least 11 dead, 7 injured in building col
2015-08-04Building collapses in Thane, 10 dead, several fear
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Building collapses in Thane, 10 dead, several fear
2015-08-0411 killed in Thane building collapse; NDRF personn
11 killed in Thane building collapse; NDRF personnel engaged in rescue opsBy PTI | 4 Aug, 2015, 09.12AM ISTPost a CommentREAD MORE ON » Thane Municipal Corporation | National Disaster Response ForceFire brigade and rescue personnel carry out rescue ops at the site of a building collapse in Thane, on July 29, 2015.ET SPECIAL:Love visual aspect of news? Enjoy this exclusive slideshows treat!MUMBAI: At least 11 people, including four of a family, were killed and seven injured when a 50-year-old building collapsed near the Thane Railway Station in the wee hours today. The four-storeyed building--Krishna Niwas--located in B cabin area of Thane city, came down crashing around 2.30 AM when the occupants were fast asleep, Thane Municipal Corporation's Regional Disaster Management Cell in-charge Santosh Kadam said. Soon after the collapse, 50 personnel from fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force reached the spot and began rescue operations to save those trapped in the debris. The team managed to pull out at least a dozen people from the debris, who were immediately rushed to nearby local hospital even as heavy downpour and pitch darkness hampered the rescue work. According to Additional Civic Commissioner Sunil Chavan the building was listed in the category of dangerous structures. As per civic sources, the occupants were asked to vacate the building but they refused to comply with the orders. This is the second major incident of building collapse within a week after a 40-year-old building crashed in Chole village of Thakurli in Kalyan claiming nine lives. District Collector Dr Ashwini Joshi and Guardian Minister Ekanth Shinde are supervising the rescue operations, which is still in progress. Shinde, who visited the spot, said, "The government will undertake a survey of dilapidated buildings in the area." The deceased have been identified as Subhrav Pandurang (54), Mira Bhatt (58), Rashmi Bhatt (25), Arun Sawant(62), Priya Patel (14), Bhakti Sawant(32), Aanaya Khot (07), Ramchandra Bhatt (65), Manda Nene (70), Rashmi Mange (25) and Amit Sawant (40). Stay on top of business news with The Economic Times App. Download it Now!READ MORE ON » Thane Municipal Corporation | National Disaster Response ForceFollow this section for latest news on Politics and NationEmailRSSTo post this comment you mustLog In/Connect with:Indiatimes NetworkorFill in your details:Will be displayedWill not be displayedWill be displayedShare this Comment:Post to Facebook Post to Twitter Have something to say? 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2015-08-04Thane building collapse: Amrut Lal rescues five pe
Thane building collapse: Tea vendor saves lives, loses daughter Thane building collapse: Tea vendor saves lives, loses daughter At least 11 people have been killed in the building collapse in Thane Comments Written by SANTOSHEE GULABKALI MISHRA , Tabassum Barnagarwala | Thane | Published:August 5, 2015 1:34 am Amrut Lal, admitted at the Civil Hospital in Thane with head injuries (Photo: Santoshee Mishra) A tea vendor who stayed in Krishna Niwas building that collapsed in Thane on Tuesday rescued several people but could not save his own daughter. Amrutlal Patel (37) lost his 12-year-old daughter Priya. His tea stall was on the ground floor and his employees who used to stay with him woke him up when the building started collapsing. “My employees Shankar Meena, Mohan Meena and Ramesh Meena who stay with me started screaming and woke me up. I helped them to safety and saw someone under the debris. I pulled him out. I ran to help my wife and daughter. My wife Asha was safe. I saw Asha’s hand and was about to pull her out, but a portion of the building came crashing down on me. I was lifted from the debris by rescue workers and was told that Priya is no more,” he said. Patel and Asha are admitted to the Thane Civil Hospital. Patel is being treated for head injuries and Asha for shock. Asha has not spoken since learning about Priya’s death. Their younger daughter, seven years old, was rescued. The family hails from Rajasthan. Priya was a student of Gautam English School in Thane. Five members of the Bhatt family died in the collapse. Friends said eldest daughter Rashmi who had married two months ago was among the dead. She had come to visit her family. The other daughter of the family, Rachita, was a mass media graduate. “She was not working or studying for now. She had decided to spend some time at home,” said her friend Nupura Deshpande. An injured boy being rescued. (Express Photo by Deepak Joshi) Rachita’s father Ramchandra Bhatt (65) ran a catering business in Thane. Her mother Mira Bhatt (58) and Ramchandra’s brother Subhrav Bhatt (54) also passed away in the mishap. Subhrav’s wife was not present in the flat when the building collapsed. Rachita’s friends reached out to the family’s relatives on Tuesday. Rachita’s maternal aunt was reached in Panvel while some other relatives from outside Mumbai were contacted. Five of the six members of the Sawant family also died in the collapse. “There were six people in the house when the building collapsed, and only one survived,” said Santosh Kadam, Regional Head, Thane Disaster Management Cell. mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com Do you like this story
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2015-08-04Maharashtra: Three-storey building collapses in Th
Maharashtra: Three-storey building collapses in Thane; 11 dead, several feared trapped Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 9:00am IST Updated: Tuesday, 4 August 2015 - 9:05am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna webdesk dna Web Team 7Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments At least nine people have been killed after a three-storey residential building at Thane's B Cabin area in Naupada collapsed on Tuesday. ANI At least eleven people have been killed after a three-storey residential building at Thane's B Cabin area in Naupada collapsed on Tuesday. The building 'Krishna Niwas' crashed at about 2.30 am. Several people are feared trapped under the rubble. Subras Pandurang Bhatt (56), Mira Ramchandra Bhatt (58), Rashmi Ramchandra Bhatt (25), Arun Dattatray Sawant (62), Priya Amrut Patel (11), Bhakti Sawant (30), Ku. Khot (7), Ramchandra Pandurang Bhat (62), Manda Arvind Nene (17), Rachita Bhat (25), Amit Sawant are among the dead. Search is still on for two more bodies. While, Arvind Nene, Amrutlal Laxmichand  Patel, Rameshchandra Galaji Mina, Mohan Devaji Mina, Shankar Khenaji Mina are injured. Injured persons have been admitted to a nearby hospital. Fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are engaged in the rescue operation. Guardian Minister Eknath Shind, Collector Ashwini Joshi, Municipal Commissioner are also monitoring the rescue operation. Thane Municipal Corporation had issued notices to residents of the building as it was in a dilapidated condition, the officials said. While some families had evacuated the building a few others continued to stay there, they added.  UPDATE: 8 dead & 7 injured in Thane building collapse, rescue operations underway.(Spot visuals) pic.twitter.com/evExrMOJTn — ANI (@ANI_news) August 4, 2015 Last week, at least nine people were killed in a building collapse at Thakurli in Thane district. 7Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments ThaneBuilding collapsedilapidateddebrisinjuredShree Krishna buildingNaupada
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2015-08-04He saved others' lives, but lost his daughter in T
Amrutlal Patel, a tea vendor, lived on the first floor of Krishna Niwas with his wife, teenaged daughter and three labourers. The 35-year-old managed to save everyone in the flat, except his 14-year-old daughter. I woke up because of a loud noise. I realised the building was shaking and woke up my wife Asha, 30, daughter Priya, and the three others who lived with us. We huddled in a corner, holding hands. But Priyas hand slipped from mine and a wall fell on her. Patel was pulled out, followed by his wife. As they waited for rescuers to pull out Priya, the couples hopes started to diminish. Patel was taken to the hospital for treatment, but he returned to search for his daughter, slowly coming to the realisation that she had not survived the collapse. I did not have a proper place to stay. My employer gave allowed me to stay in his flat, said Patel.
He saved others
2015-08-04Thane building collapse: 12 people killed and 15 i
At least 12 people were killed and 15 others were injured when a 50-year-old building called Krishna Niwas collapsed near the Thane Railway Station in the early hours on August 4, 2015. Four members of a family were killed when the four-storey building collapsed to the ground. The accident happened when most occupants of the building were fast asleep at 2.30 am IST. Maharasthra Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Thane Collector Ashwini Joshi rushed to the accident site to supervise relief operations, even as fire fighters reached the spot. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) extricated three people from the debris. The Thane building had 16 flats, with the ground floor being vacant. According to reports, the deceased include Saurabh P Bhatt, 54, Ramchandra P Bhatt, 65, Mira R Bhatt, 58, Rachita R Bhatt, 22, Arun D Sawant, 62, Amit A Sawant, 40, Bhakti A Sawant, 32, Anaya A Khot, 7, Priya A Patel, 14, Manda A Nene, 70, Rashmi K Mange, 25 and Mahadeo R Barve, 60.
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2015-08-04LPG leak triggers fire in Thane - Times of India
LPG leak triggers fire in ThaneThe author has posted comments on this articleManoj Badgeri, TNN | Aug 4, 2015, 08.19AM ISTShare on LinkedinPage 1 of 4 THANE: A leakage in a LPG cylinder triggered a fire in a slum tenement in Wagle estate behind ESIC hospital. The incident was reported around 9.45pm following which the fire officials from the Wagle estate fire station rushed to the spot. As the access to the area was narrow fire tenders couldn't reach the spot but the fire men managed to reach the affected home and undertake rescue operations. No one reported injured from the area as nearby residents were evacuated immediately, informed Santosh Kadam, of the Thane disaster management team. At the time of going to the press, the extent of damages were yet to be ascertained. Article continuesStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.Recent Messages ()Characters Remaining: 3000SIGN IN WITHFacebookTwitterEmailOR PROCEED WITHOUT REGISTRATIONShare on FacebookShare on TwitterXSort By:Up VotedNewestOldestDiscussedDown VotedBe the first one to review.We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the messageTHE TIMES OF INDIAPowered by INDIATIMESAbout usAdvertise with usTerms of Use and Grievance Redressal PolicyPrivacy policyFeedbackRSSNewsletterTOI MobileePaperSitemapArchivesOther Times Group news sitesTimes Crest | The Economic Timesइकनॉमिक टाइम्स | ઈકોનોમિક ટાઈમ્સMumbai Mirror | Times NowIndiatimes | नवभारत टाइम्समहाराष्ट्र टाइम्स | ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕGo GreenLiving and entertainmentTimescity | iDiva | Bollywood | ZoomHealthmeup | Luxpresso | TechnoholikGuylifeInterest Networkitimes | EmailHot on the WebHotklixServicesBook print ads | Online shopping | Business solutions | Book domains | Web hostingBusiness email | Free SMS | Free email | Website design | CRM | Tenders | RemitCheap air tickets | Matrimonial | Ringtones | Astrology | Jobs | Property | Buy carBikes in India | Deals | Free ClassifiedsCopyright © 2014 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
2015-08-04Thane building collapse: 7-year-old's b'day party
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2015-08-04Thane building collapse: In his dying moments, he
Thane building collapse: In his dying moments, he saved his kitten It was learnt that Mahadeo Barve (70) used to stay alone in his third-floor flat with only his kitten for company. Written by Gautam Sandip Mengle Published:August 5, 2015 1:44 am Police personnel with the rescued kitten. It suffered minor injuries. A 70-year-old man who died in the building collapse in Thane managed to save his pet kitten. Rescuers found the kitten alive and the arms protectively wrapped round his pet, his sole companion in his third-floor flat. It was learnt that Mahadeo Barve (70) used to stay alone in his third-floor flat with only his kitten for company. Naupada police said Barve's wife works in Pune and his son studies abroad. Barve was the last victim to be pulled out. When we reached his body, his arms were wrapped around his kitten, which was alive, said an NDRF officer who was present at the spot. Deputy Commandant Sachidanand Gawade, who heads the Mumbai unit of the NDRF, confirmed that a kitten had been rescued. The kitten suffered some injuries but they were not serious. We handed her over to the police officers who were at the spot before continuing with our rescue efforts, Gawade said. Locals said Barve was often seen strolling around the area carrying the kitten in his arms. The 50-year-old building in the B Cabin area of Thane (west) is a five-minute walk from the Thane railway station.
Thane building collapse: In his dying moments, he
2015-08-04Maharashtra: Three-storey building collapses in Th
Maharashtra: Three-storey building collapses in Th
2015-08-03Maharashtra ACB books Thane cop in graft case - Th
Maharashtra ACB books Thane cop in graft case Maharashtra ACB books Thane cop in graft case ACB officials said an evaluation of his assets and income revealed a difference of over 82 per cent. Comments By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 4, 2015 2:34 am Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday registered a case of disproportionate assets against a head constable with the Thane police, who was earlier arrested after he was allegedly caught red handed while accepting bribe. ACB officials said an evaluation of his assets and income revealed a difference of over 82 per cent. According to ACB officials, the accused, head constable Jaising Rajput, was attached to the Unit V of the Thane Police Crime Branch and was arrested along with three others while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 on January 28, 2015. As a matter of procedure, the ACB raided his residence and found Rs 17.53 lakh in cash and 127 tolas of gold in his house. On the basis of these findings, the ACB initiated an open inquiry into his assets. “During our inquiries, we found that Rajput, who has been in service since 1989, has earned a total of Rs 90,27,732 from the start of his service till the day of his arrest. However, his existing property, which included the cash and gold found in his house as well as his car were worth Rs 64,74,033. Further, we also found documentary evidence of him having bought and sold a plot of land in Shahpur and an Innova car, and there was Rs 29 lakh in his bank accounts. We also evaluated his expenditure during the period that he had been in service, and found that he had spent Rs 1,00,42,803 during this period,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Balkrishna Sawant, ACB, Thane. Sawant added when the value of Rajput’s existing property and his expenditure was added, and the value of his income was subtracted from this figure, the difference was Rs 74,89,104. “Our inquiries clearly showed that there was a difference of 82.96 per cent between the value of his assets and his income. We have registered a case of possessing assets disproportionate to one’s income against Rajput under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Further inquiries are under way,” said Sawant. mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com Do you like this story
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2015-08-03GSK's Thane land sale plans hit PIL hurdle - ETRea
MUMBAI: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals' plans to sell its 60-acre prime land at Thane near Mumbai have hit a roadblock. The company's chairman DS Parekh told shareholders at its 90th annual general meeting on Friday that a public interest litigation filed by Nationalist Congress Party leader Jitendra Awhad objecting to the sale of land to developers of residential properties has affected GSK, along with 16 other firms. Parekh also said that the present market conditions may not be best suited to sell land as Thane has seen a surge in construction activity and the company would ideally want to have a good value for its property and a clear transaction with the prospective buyers. "Finance is tight and it may not be a good time to sell," Parekh said. Besides, he said, the land has two small patches owned by separate companies and GSK is in discussions to resolve the issue. Last year it was reported Piramal Realty and K Raheja Group were front runners to bid for GSK's Thane land. Even as GSK plans to exit Thane, it is ramping up its overall production in India. It has earmarked 520 crore capex, including outlay of 381 crore for its proposed greenfield project near Bengaluru.
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2015-08-03Two drown in Thane's Upvan lake - Daily News & Ana
Two drown in Thane's Upvan lake Monday, 3 August 2015 - 6:55pm IST | Agency: Team iamin Rupali Shinde 13Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments 24-year-olds Lokesh Naik and Yogesh Jagtap were residents of Kini Nagar, Wagle estate and had gone to Thane's Upvan lake with their friends for celebrating Friendship's Day. Representational image Two boys drowned in Thane's Upvan lake after celebrating Friendship's Day on Sunday evening at around 6.30pm. 24-year-olds Lokesh Naik and Yogesh Jagtap were residents of Kini Nagar, Wagle estate and had gone to Thane's Upvan lake with their friends for celebrating Friendship's Day. "They were probably drinking and couldn't swim after getting into the water," said Santosh Kadam, DMO, Regional Disaster Management Control. When they couldn't locate them, their friends panicked and called in the fire brigade, which later bought in Regional Disaster Management Control officers.  Two scuba divers, 52-year-old Vijay Patwardhan and his 26-year old son Kamlesh Patwardhan, eventually helped in fishing out the bodies. "It is always difficult to carry out a search operation in lakes as visibility is zero. We commenced our operation at 7.45pm and managed to locate the bodies in 15 minutes," said Vijay. Thane's Vartak Nagar police station registered a case of ADR, but no complaint was registered. Meanwhile, the Thane Municipal Corporation will hold a meeting on Tuesday in order to take precautionary measures. The lake was also visited by TMC commissioner Sanjay Jaiswal and other concerned officials. 13Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Whatsapp Comments ThaneUpvan lakedrowningThane Municipal Corporation (TMC)
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2015-08-03200 species of birds spotted at Thane wetlands, ne
If you are a nature enthusiast, look no further than the Thane wetlands to spot a wide variety of birds. As many as 200 species of birds have been spotted in the mangroves and tidal flats along the Thane creek, a first-of-a-kind documentation has listed. The creek area, designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), houses Pacific Golden Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Pied Avocet, Eurasian Curlew, Black-headed Ibis and many others, several identified as uncommon. The information has been documented in a colourful booklet, which will be released by the end of August. The study on the creeks avian inhabitants was done under the Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPA) project of the government of India by the Maharashtra state mangrove cell, nature photographers Sunjoy Monga and six others. N Vasudevan, chief conservator of forest, mangrove cell said, Thane creek is varieties of birds congregate. It is an excellent example of how mangroves can support rich avifauna. The Thane creek wetlands extend over an area 63.91 sq km. Vasudevan said the documentation will help in preparing the management plan for the proposed Thane creek wildlife sanctuary, which will be notified this month by the state government. The number of birds in the wetland has been increasing, thanks to the fairly decent protection of mangroves in Thane creek region, said Monga. More birds can be seen in the migratory season than in summer, he said, adding Mumbaiites should use the booklet as an eye-opener to the vast biodiversity around the city. The handbook states that aquatic species are the main attraction at the creek. The bulk of this aquatic avifauna comprises species of Waders, Flamingos, Sandpipers, Gulls and Terns. Large stretches of well-preserved mangroves attract thousands of these migrant and resident birds, making the place a treat for the eyes, said Vasudevan.
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2015-08-02Thane man goes on 8-month cycling expedition to 11
Thane man goes on 8-month cycling expedition to 11 countries By Ankoor Anvekar |Posted 02-Aug-2015 Thane cyclist wraps up 11 country tour minus fuel to raise his voice against global warming "The world can also be seen using modest means of transport," says 42-year-old cycling enthusiast Rajesh Khandekar, who is back home in Thane after completing his second world expedition, this time covering a distance of 17,600 kms across 11 countries in eight months. On Friday, he returned to Mumbai from his last destination, New Zealand.On Saturday, cyclist Rajesh Khandekar from Thane returned after a nine-month journey across 11 countries on a cycle to spread awareness about global warming. Pic/Shadab Khan  Khandekar, who runs a grocery store in Thane, left home on December 21, took a train to Kolkata and then kicked off his journey. He pedalled his way to Bangladesh before travelling across Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and finally entering Australia and New Zealand. His first tour was in 2009, when he covered 16 countries across Asia and Europe. This time, Khandekar who has been cycling since 1990, averaged a distance of 110 kms every day while touring Asia, and 60 to 80 kms daily in Australia and New Zealand. "I avoided peddling at nights. The sun sets early Down Under, which meant that I could not cover as much distance as I would in Asia," he said. His first ever tour was from Thane to the temple town of Vajreshwari and back, covering a distance of around 100 kms. Later in 1997, he participated in all-India cycling tour covering 13,800 kms. Until now, Khandekar has covered 35,000 kms within India. "When someone once asked why I hadn't considered foreign lands, I decided I'd plan a global tour," he said. On this recent expedition, Khandekar faced his first hurdle in Kolkata when he discovered that the handle of his cycle was bent while transporting it in the train's luggage compartment. In Vietnam, the challenging terrain ruptured his tyre. "The roads in some Asian countries are rough. Although I got the tyre replaced, I could not find the exact size required. I continued the expedition, and it was only after reaching Indonesia that I managed to find tyres that fit," he recalled. Through the eight times that he was on road, Khandekar had to repair the tyres four times. His journey, however, was eased with help from officials of the Indian Embassy and Indian immigrants who offered him accommodation. "The Maharashtrians scattered across the globe were especially helpful," said Khandekar. "On several occasions, Indians offered me shelter and food. At other times, I'd rest in open rest-rooms along highways." Khandekar feels it was all worth it to spread awareness about global warming. "The cleanest way to see the world without harming the environment is by cycling. I had planned the entire route in advance, and hence, didn't need to use GPS either." His gearless Hero cycle kept him going. "I prefer it because it is heavy and robust. I will continue to tour on this bike," said Khandekar, letting out the hint that he wasn't done yet.
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2015-08-02227 children reunited with parents in Thane - Mid-
227 children reunited with parents in Thane By Agencies |Posted 02-Aug-2015 As many as 227 children were reunited with their parents last month under the 'Muskan' programme of Thane Police. The children were traced from remand homes, streets, and also from among those engaged in child labour, Thane Police Commissionerate's Child Protection Unit chief, Inspector Madan Ballal, said today. Of them, eight were originally reported missing, 35 had been kidnapped, 41 abandoned, 35 engaged as child labourers, 44 were found begging and six admitted to the Child Welfare Centre at Bhiwandi town in Thane, he said. Of the 44 children found begging, 23 were girls, he said. Between July 2014 and June 2015, prior to the start of the Muskan campaign, the Thane Police had recorded as many as 154 cases of children either missing or kidnapped, including 55 girls, Ballal said. During the same period, 48 child labourers, including 21 girls, were rescued, he added.
2015-08-025 arrested in Thane for assaulting civic officials
5 arrested in Thane for assaulting civic officialsThe author has posted comments on this articleManoj Badgeri, TNN | Aug 2, 2015, 02.24PM ISTShare on LinkedinPage 1 of 4 THANE: Five people have been arrested for assaulting three civic officials in Thane late on Saturday. The TMC officials had gone to take action on the temporary weekly market set up in Dhokali area when a group of vendors turned violent and attacked the team. Based on a complaint filed by one of the employees, the Kapurbawdi police arrested five people from the area after the officials identified them. The five have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The police said they are investigating the case further to nab the other accused involved in the attack. Wward officer from Majiwada-Manpada, Zunjar Pardeshi suffered a fracture to his right hand two other civic officials M R Sankhe and Vasudev Bhoir also suffered injuries. The Thane civic corporation had come under the fire for failing to take action on the weekly bazaar being held in various parts of the area. Article continuesStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.Recent Messages ()Characters Remaining: 3000SIGN IN WITHFacebookTwitterEmailOR PROCEED WITHOUT REGISTRATIONShare on FacebookShare on TwitterXSort By:Up VotedNewestOldestDiscussedDown VotedBe the first one to review.We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the messageTHE TIMES OF INDIAPowered by INDIATIMESAbout usAdvertise with usTerms of Use and Grievance Redressal PolicyPrivacy policyFeedbackRSSNewsletterTOI MobileePaperSitemapArchivesOther Times Group news sitesTimes Crest | The Economic Timesइकनॉमिक टाइम्स | ઈકોનોમિક ટાઈમ્સMumbai Mirror | Times NowIndiatimes | नवभारत टाइम्समहाराष्ट्र टाइम्स | ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕGo GreenLiving and entertainmentTimescity | iDiva | Bollywood | ZoomHealthmeup | Luxpresso | TechnoholikGuylifeInterest Networkitimes | EmailHot on the WebHotklixServicesBook print ads | Online shopping | Business solutions | Book domains | Web hostingBusiness email | Free SMS | Free email | Website design | CRM | Tenders | RemitCheap air tickets | Matrimonial | Ringtones | Astrology | Jobs | Property | Buy carBikes in India | Deals | Free ClassifiedsCopyright © 2014 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
5 arrested in Thane for assaulting civic officials
2015-08-02Plumber beaten to death for seeking matches to lig
Plumber beaten to death for seeking matches to light cigarette By A Correspondent |Posted 02-Aug-2015 A 20-year-old plumber was beaten to death in Bhiwandi on Saturday morning at 2 am. The deceased, identified as Imtiaz Ansari, was a resident of Vitthal Nagar, and according to police he hung out with his friends late into the night at Faizal Compound, where a powerloom factory stands. Ansari walked in unannounced looking for a matchbox when he was accosted by the factory employees sleeping on the premises. "In the dark, they mistook him for a thief and beat him to death," said a senior official from Bhoiwada police station. The next morning Ansari's brother, Sabir Ansari found his body 500 metres away from the factory and informed the police. Bastiram Bhisnoi and Bhajanlal Bisnoi, owners of the factory, have been arrested, while a search is on for four other accused. A case has been registered.
2015-08-02Two youngsters drowned at Upvan Lake, Thane - Time
Two youngsters drowned at Upvan Lake, ThaneThe author has posted comments on this articleFreny Fernandes, TNN | Aug 2, 2015, 09.50PM ISTShare on LinkedinPage 1 of 4THANE: Two 24-year-old youngsters drowned in a freak accident at Upvan Lake on Sunday evening. Lokesh Naik and Yogesh Jagtap, both Wagle Estate residents, had gone for a swim with a couple of their friends on Sunday, as they often did. After swimming for a while in the lake, their friends panicked when they couldn't spot the duo at the surface. They immediately called the fire brigade, who rushed to the spot along with the police and officials from the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC). Jagtap's body was fished out after an hour and a half of the search operation. The officials had to rope in scuba divers, Vijay and Kanvesh Patwardhan, to bring out Naik's body an hour later. Both the bodies have been handed over to the Vartak Nagar police. This is the second such incidence of drowning that has occurred in this small lake this monsoon. A 21-year-old Dharmveer Nagar resident drowned here in a freak accident less than two weeks ago. He too, had gone for a swim here with his friends. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old youth from Manpada had a similar accident at a water-filled quarry in the Neelkanth Woods area on Tikujiniwadi Road on June 28. Santosh Kadam, the Disaster Management Officer at the RDMC, said, "One of the reasons for these drowning incidents could be the increased water level and current during the rains. After swimming for a while, they could have also faced exhaustion and thus drowned." "A lot of these youth groups sometimes drink before going for a swim. This could possibly be another reason for these incidents," said another official on the condition of anonymity. Article continuesStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.Recent Messages ()Characters Remaining: 3000SIGN IN WITHFacebookTwitterEmailOR PROCEED WITHOUT REGISTRATIONShare on FacebookShare on TwitterXSort By:Up VotedNewestOldestDiscussedDown VotedBe the first one to review.We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the messageTHE TIMES OF INDIAPowered by INDIATIMESAbout usAdvertise with usTerms of Use and Grievance Redressal PolicyPrivacy policyFeedbackRSSNewsletterTOI MobileePaperSitemapArchivesOther Times Group news sitesTimes Crest | The Economic Timesइकनॉमिक टाइम्स | ઈકોનોમિક ટાઈમ્સMumbai Mirror | Times NowIndiatimes | नवभारत टाइम्समहाराष्ट्र टाइम्स | ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕGo GreenLiving and entertainmentTimescity | iDiva | Bollywood | ZoomHealthmeup | Luxpresso | TechnoholikGuylifeInterest Networkitimes | EmailHot on the WebHotklixServicesBook print ads | Online shopping | Business solutions | Book domains | Web hostingBusiness email | Free SMS | Free email | Website design | CRM | Tenders | RemitCheap air tickets | Matrimonial | Ringtones | Astrology | Jobs | Property | Buy carBikes in India | Deals | Free ClassifiedsCopyright © 2014 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
2015-08-01International school replaces Thane mal - Times of
International school replaces Thane mal Freny Fernandes, TNN | Aug 1, 2015, 05.23PM IST THANE: Not too long ago the cacophony of overjoyed kids echoed through the huge Big Bazar mall at Kapurbawdi as they excitedly pushed the hand carts filled up with packets of cereals and detergents. The whiff of fresh fruits and vegetables tagged with discount offer signboards attracted hordes of lake-city denizens flocked every day. After the Thane mall shut down and moved to the mall next door, its former premises has been taken over for a school CP Goenka International School, run by the Goenka Trust. Today, as you step inside the building, the corridors are all empty and one is greeted to poetry recitations in the classes which started last month. The busy corridors of this mall are transformed into colourful passages with kid-sized play houses of different types. The long shelves that once held a variety of steel utensils has turned into a massive music and dance room complete with vibrant musical wallpapers and flattering lights. The godown, where all of Big Bazaar's excessive goods were stored has been converted is a mini football ground, surrounded by a skating rink. The remaining sections of clothes and other groceries, now occupy over 100 air-conditioned classrooms complete with touch screen smart boards and projectors. If that is not all, work is underway for construction of a swimming pool, a massive library etc for the kids. While the school, which started late last month, only holds students from playschool to class V, it will soon extend till class XII. Speaking on the reasons for establishing this school in the lake-city, Sandeep Goenka, the chairman of the school and one of its trustees said, "Thane is the new educational hub. Real estate is developing here, resulting in the migration of working dual income families to the lake city. This section of society not only understands the importance of quality education, but is also actively involved in their children's schooling. Thus, there is a growing need for schools and colleges here, and that is what we aim to do." "We have taken a 30-year-long perpetual lease of the entire structure. Since we have started classes only till grade V, only the ground and first floors are occupied. The construction of the swimming pool, a full-fledged library and the table tennis and badminton courts on the terrace should be completed in a few months. By the time our next batch joins us, they will witness the world-class facilities," he added. As this new city school follows the ICSE curriculum, they give a balanced weightage to academics as well as sports. Ajay Srivastav, another school trustee, said, "We believe that balancing extracurricular activities and academics is key to the wholesome development of the child. We expose students here to an array of activities from different types of sports to theatre, music, dance and reading. We have teamed up with the Millennium sports club, trainers of which will coach our students in football, basketball, swimming, skating, tennis, cricket and other sports. Raell Padamsee's team will guide them in theatrics. Students will learn dance forms from Shiamak Dawar's dance groups. The assessments will be ongoing till class V, after which the board's rules will be added." "We even have book shelves for our students and insist they keep their books in school so that they don't have to carry heavy bags every day," added a teacher here.
2015-08-01Thane: Woman run over while chasing thief on railw
Thane: Woman run over while chasing thief on railw
2015-08-01Mall dominated Thane moving towards becoming an al
Mall dominated Thane moving towards becoming an all inclusive city Freny Fernandes, TNN | Aug 1, 2015, 05.22PM IST THANE: The once-ubiquitous shopping malls and the indulgent consumer culture that it brought along with it, are facing a slow death here, even as two mega malls and two mid-segment retail outlets have shut shop in recent years here. The Reliance Mall at Gandhi Nagar area here which occupied sprawling space has closed down, a year or so after the Radhakrisha group'S Foodland mall at Chithalsar also downed its shutters. The Reliance farm fresh outlets at Naupada and Panchpakhadi has also closed shop some time back, while the footfall at the city's first multi-storied mall Eternity and the Cine Wonder mall at Kapurbawdi are nothing to talk about. Youngsters believe the trend is a result of not only the new grand malls having a string of outlets of various brands in the lake-city, but also the ongoing transformation of the mall-dominated lake-city to an all-inclusive city. Disha Sippy (22), a Waghbil based shopping enthusiast, said, "Earlier people went to different malls for different purposes such as clothes shopping, grocery shopping, and hanging out with friends, meals or movies. With new malls like Viviana opening here, consumes are given a one-stop option, where they can do everything under one roof. This is why not many frequent the older malls." For Louiswadi based Anthony Pereira (29), the declining mall activity trend signifies growth in other aspects of the city. "While the number of malls is declining, the number of schools, hospitals, etc is on the rise. An international school stands in the place of a shopping market in Kapurbawdi. There are hospitals opening up within malls here too. If this trend continues, Thane may soon become a self-sufficing city," Pereira said. The shift in the shopping habits from retails to e-commerce is another reason for the death of the malls, while one section is of the opinion that the new consumer shopping tastes keep changing and he or she is bored of visiting the same outlet in a mall.
2015-08-01Thane municipal corporation officials assaulted -
Thane municipal corporation officials assaulted Manoj Badgeri, TNN | Aug 1, 2015, 11.06PM IST THANE: A ward officer from the Thane municipal corporation and his two colleagues from the anti-encroachment department were assaulted by a group of vendors in the Dhokali area of the city on Saturday night. Around ten members from the anti-encroachment department had gone to take action on the temporary weekly market set up in the area around 8pm. The market was being conducted in the area near the Sharad Pawar international stadium in Dhokali. They were taking action by removing all handcarts and temporary sheds from the area when suddenly the vendors turned violent and started assaulting the officers. Interestingly, the assault took place despite the action was being undertaken under police protection. While ward officer from Majiwada-Manpada, Zunjar Pardeshi suffered a fracture to his right hand two other civic officials M R Sankhe and Vasudev Bhoir also suffered injuries. "The officials were taken to the nearest hospital for treatment and a case was being registered with the Kapurbawdi police. We are continuing with our action and will ensure the market is not allowed to be set up here," informed Ashok Burpulle, senior official from the anti-encroachment department. The civic corporation had come under the fire for failing to take action on the weekly bazaar being held in various parts of the area.
2015-08-01Jwala charms Thane, stresses on sports in life - T
Jwala charms Thane, stresses on sports in lifeThe author has posted comments on this articleFreny Fernandes, TNN | Aug 2, 2015, 04.37AM ISTShare on LinkedinPage 1 of 4 THANE: Ace badminton player Jwala Gutta was in the city on Saturday morning to inaugurate a sports arena at a well-known city school. Gutta spoke about the importance of sports and how schools play a crucial role in molding a child's passion for a sport. Speaking at the event, Gutta said, "I started playing badminton since the age of seven. I was earlier interested in volleyball, but after being introduced to badminton by my mother I got hooked on to it. It was only because of her support that I could perform consistently." Gutta also had a three-hour interaction with students and shared with them some pearls of wisdom. "Sports culture in India is on the rise. What we need is more people coming forward and taking up a sport. We also need to organize more tournaments and government support. Playing a sport, professionally or as a hobby, is good for a healthy and stress-free life," said Gutta during the inauguration ceremony of the sports centre at Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania High School that will have activities like badminton, basketball, tennis, table tennis, dance and yoga. "Many parents ask their kids to concentrate on their studies and not only sports. Due to this, many good athletes give up in their early years. Parents must support their kids in whatever they wish to pursue," she added.Sulochanadevi Singhania High School has transformed a 10,000sq ft area into a sport arena with various activities like badminton, basketball, tennis, table tennis, dance and yoga. Revathi Srinivasan principal of the school said, "I believe that exposure to every sport is essential in every child's life. My five to six years with students here has shown me that students active in sports excel in academics. These students learn concentration, strategizing, teamwork, collaboration, problem solving and a plethora of other important values only through sports. We have always encouraged sports, and providing them with the required facilities is the only way to truly support them, as academicians." "The main reason for the setting up this indoor arena for our students is to make available the basic sporting facilities that cannot be hindered by bad weather and other such disruptions," she added. Jash Bhatiya (13), a class VIII student of the school, said, "I have been playing badminton for the school since class III and have won a few trophies myself. But, I never thought of it as a career. Looking at how seriously it has been taken by our school and Jwala Gutta has made me think of a career in sports." "I have been playing badminton for seven years, but felt a rush of nervousness as well as excitement while playing against Gutta today. I want to be a writer, but this sport has always had a medicinal effect on me. It relieves my stress and helps me focus," added his classmate Aryamaan Bam (13). Article continuesStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.Recent Messages ()Characters Remaining: 3000SIGN IN WITHFacebookTwitterEmailOR PROCEED WITHOUT REGISTRATIONShare on FacebookShare on TwitterXSort By:Up VotedNewestOldestDiscussedDown VotedBe the first one to review.We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the messageTHE TIMES OF INDIAPowered by INDIATIMESAbout usAdvertise with usTerms of Use and Grievance Redressal PolicyPrivacy policyFeedbackRSSNewsletterTOI MobileePaperSitemapArchivesOther Times Group news sitesTimes Crest | The Economic Timesइकनॉमिक टाइम्स | ઈકોનોમિક ટાઈમ્સMumbai Mirror | Times NowIndiatimes | नवभारत टाइम्समहाराष्ट्र टाइम्स | ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕGo GreenLiving and entertainmentTimescity | iDiva | Bollywood | ZoomHealthmeup | Luxpresso | TechnoholikGuylifeInterest Networkitimes | EmailHot on the WebHotklixServicesBook print ads | Online shopping | Business solutions | Book domains | Web hostingBusiness email | Free SMS | Free email | Website design | CRM | Tenders | RemitCheap air tickets | Matrimonial | Ringtones | Astrology | Jobs | Property | Buy carBikes in India | Deals | Free ClassifiedsCopyright © 2014 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
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