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2019-08-31Thane ashram won't be razed for now: SC - Times of India
Thane ashram won't be razed for now: SC Updated: Aug 31, 2019, 5:36 IST : MUMBAI: Three structures, including the Balayogi Shri Sadanand Maharaj Ashram, located inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thane will not be demolished for now. The Supreme Court on Friday, while hearing two interim applications filed by senior BJP leader Ram Naik and the Sadanand Ashram Trust, directed the state government to not raze three rooms of the 42-year-old Balayogi Shri Sadanand Maharaj Ashram; the temple that houses idols of Vitthal-Rukmini, Parshuram, Nityanand Swami, and Sai Baba; and the samadhis of Vaijanath Maharaj and Parvati Mata., even as the state demolished other structures on the premises. The bench said that if the demolition takes place as per its order, the chief secretary need not be present in court during the next hearing on September 6. The SC also heard the state's interim application seeking time till November 7 to comply with the razing order and is likely to decided on it in the next hearing. On Friday, as the state machinery continued demolishing illegal structures around the ashram, protesting devotees spilled on to Ghodbunder Road junction on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway, throwing traffic out of gear in both directions for a few hours. In Naigaon and Nalasopara, a few devotees clashed with policemen who had blocked all roads leading to Tungareshwar hills. Since Monday, an under-construction dormitory, and two buildings on the premises have been demolished. District collector Kailash Shinde told TOI that the ashram, the samadhis and the temple have not been touched yet, but the dharamshala and toilet blocks will be razed. During Friday's demolition drive, a portion of one of the structures crashed on the JCB. No one was injured in the incident. The ashram had occupied the forest land in the 70s when as a 12-year-old, Sadanand Maharaj had made the Tungareshwar hills his home. In 2003, the area was declared a reserved sanctuary, but the ashram continued to expand. In 2004, the Bombay Environment Action Group and its member Debi Goenka filed a plea before the central empowered committee (CEC) alleging degradation and threat to wildlife at the sanctuary by alleged encroachment by the ashram. The CEC, in its report of 2008-09, recommended relocation of the ashram to Shahapur taluka after concluding that the trust had violated environment laws. On May 7, while hearing an interim application by Goenka's Conservation Action Trust in January, the SC directed the state to raze the ashram before July 22. But the state missed the deadline. The SC then extended the demolition deadline to August 31.

2019-08-31Oberoi Realty buys 60 acre land in Thane for Rs 890 crore - ETRealty.com
Oberoi Realty buys 60 acre land in Thane for Rs 890 crore August 31, 2019, 07:44 IST : NEW DELHI: Oberoi Realty Ltd on Friday said it has bought around 60 acres of land in Thane, Maharashtra from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals for nearly Rs 890 crore. In a regulatory filing, the Mumbai-based developer said "the company has successfully concluded the transaction with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GSK) for acquiring the lands admeasuring approximately 2,40,140 square meters (approx 60 acres) located at Thane, Maharashtra." The company has paid the entire consideration of Rs 889.50 crore to GSK and has registered the property, and taken possession on Friday, it added. A small piece of land measuring about 1,410 square meters is still to be transferred in favour of the company owing to a stay order passed by the Bombay High Court, Oberoi Realty added.
2019-08-31Thane: Now, TMC gets trolled on Twitter for not filling potholes - Mid-day
Thane: Now, TMC gets trolled on Twitter for not filling potholes Updated: Aug 31, 2019, 07:38 IST : Days after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) got massively trolled for asking citizens not to fill potholes, it is the Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) turn now. As soon as the TMC tweeted on Friday asking citizens whether they were ready for Ganesh Chaturthi, it got badly trolled for not fulfilling the promise of making Thane's roads pothole-free. Referring to the preparations for the festival, TMC tweeted on its official handle: "Your most favorite Bappa is arriving, are you prepared enough for his arrival?" Several Thaneites reminded the civic body soon that they had not fulfilled their duties for Bappa's arrival. @WalterNoronha2 tweeted, "Yes we are prepared to see all roads being clogged, traffic everywhere, trash in lakes, etc, etc…" @vijayanNambiar1 tweeted, "People are ready to welcome Lord Ganesha.... What about TMC? Bappa will not like the bumpy ride through pothole filled roads. Don't see any action to repair the roads." @vishal_palekar tweeted in Marathi saying that Bappa would arrive happily only if the TMC filled all the potholes. According to sources, a month ago all the Ganesh mandals in Thane had submitted a letter to TMC requesting them to fill the potholes in the area as most of the idols suffer cracks while being transported on the bumpy roads. The civic body had assured to fill them before Ganeshotsav, but nothing has been done yet. Deputy commissioner Sandip Malvi told mid-day, "We have been filling potholes and have also asked citizens to tell us about the exact locations where they are facing pothole problems so that the issues can be resolved."
2019-08-31Stage is set to welcome Ganesha in Thane - Hindustan Times
Stage is set to welcome Ganesha in Thane Updated: Sep 01, 2019 01:05 IST : With Ganeshotsav a day away, hectic preparations are on in full swing to welcome the elephant-headed god. Residents are shopping, travelling to their home town and decorating their houses. More than 1 lakh households in Thane, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath regions will get Ganesh idols home this year. This includes 1,220 sarvajanik idols in these cities. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and the police have made preparations for a smooth Ganeshotsav. More than 3,000 policemen have been deployed at various spots across the district. Special squads have been formed to handle security. The TMC has made provisions for several immersion spots, artificial lakes and idol donation centres across Thane. “We have built artificial lakes in various spots across the city. Residents should make use of them. We are in the process of filling up all potholes, residents can tweet or complaint to us about bad roads. We will ensure they are filled,” said Sandeep Malvi, public relations officer, TMC. A group of students from Japan will be in VPM’s Joshi-Bedekar College to experience the festival. This is part of their study tour. “The 16 students from Kyoto Sangyo University will visit the city as part of cultural exchange programme,” said Vijay Bedekar, president of Vidya Prasarak Mandal (VPM). Immersion points have been readied at Kolshet ghat, Kopri and Parsik Retibunder. “Although authorities claim they are making all efforts to fill potholes, the road leading to the immersion ghat at Kolshet is pothole-ridden. It will be chaotic if repair work is not done,” said Jaydev Rupnar, resident of Kolshet.
2019-08-31Thane cops arrest three in Pune bank heist case - Hindustan Times
Thane cops arrest three in Pune bank heist case Updated: Sep 01, 2019 03:27 IST : Three more accused were arrested in the Rs 94-crore Pune bank heist where money was siphoned through card cloning. Fifteen people have already been arrested in the case. The accused identified as Shabazmohammed Arif Khatri, Mohammed Asif Sheikh and Feroz Sheikh were wanted in Cosmos Bank cheating case of 2018. Thane crime branch received a tip-off about the two accused living in Ulhasnagar. Police probe found that the two had suddenly become rich and had been spending a lot of money. Investigations found that the two were involved in ATM cloning case. “When we questioned the two, we found them to possess debit and credit cards of various banks. It was revealed that they were a part of the gang who would steal debit and credit cards, clone them and withdraw huge amount of money. They were involved in the 2018 cheating case in which Cosmos Co-operative Bank in Pune lost Rs94 crore,” said Thane police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar. It was revealed that they had stolen data from banks in Dubai, South Africa, the UK and USA. They used the data to clone cards in Dubai and India. Police said Khatri was a history-sheeter and was involved in cloning cards. They accused have been booked under Sections 420, 465, 467, 468 of the Indian Penal Code.
2019-08-31Japanese students to witness Ganesh festival in Thane - Times Now
Japanese students to witness Ganesh festival in Thane Updated Aug 31, 2019 : Thane: A group of students from Japan will be in Thane in Maharashtra to witness the annual Ganesh festival, beginning September 2, as part of their study tour. The 16 students from Kyoto Sangyo University will be visiting the city as part of a cultural exchange programme, according to the president of a trust which runs a number of educational institutes in Thane. Ganesh festival, the trademark of Maharashtra, is celebrated for ten/eleven days every year in the Hindu month of 'Bhadrapad'. The festival is marked by worship of Ganesh idols at domestic and public levels, besides cultural activities. The idols are immersed in water bodies on 'Anant Chaturdashi, the concluding day of the festival.
2019-08-31Oberoi Realty buys 60-acre land in Thane from GSK for Rs 890 cr - - Accommodation TAccimes
Oberoi Realty buys 60-acre land in Thane from GSK for Rs 890 cr Current Affairs Headlines Land Law Real Estate News by Staff Reporter - August 31, 2019August 31, 2019 By Rohit Sharma THANE: Oberoi Realty on Friday said it has purchased 60 acres land from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) in Thane for almost Rs 890 crores. “We have successfully concluded the transaction with GSK acquiring the lands admeasuring approximately 2,40, 140 square meters (approx 60 acres) located at Thane, Maharashtra. The Company has paid the entire consideration of Rs 889.50 crores to GSK and has registered the conveyances and other documents, and taken possession of the property”, Mumbai- based developer Oberoi Realty in BSE filing on Friday said. “A small piece of land admeasuring approximately 1,41 O square meters is pending conveyance in favour of the Company owing to a stay order passed by the Bombay High Court”, the company added. According to media reports recently, Income Tax Department carried out searches at Oberoi Realty and its vendor Capacit’e Infraprojects for suspicious transactions, including alleged purchase from dubious entities, receipt of on-money and price manipulation. Tagged Headlines Oberoi Realty Thane Land Staff Reporter Post navigation Previous articleBank mergers, reforms show Govt’s resolve to revive sentiment, growth: Hiranandani Similar Articles Now, govt plans 10 smart railway stations July 1, 2017 12lakh affordable homes to come up in Gurgaon December 12, 2013 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST (REIT): Challenges and Opportunities June 5, 2014 Tug of War in Wadia-Raheja over 600acre Property in Malad June 28, 2011 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Follow Us Subscribe fo Weekly Newsletter Name Enter Email Id Captcha 0 + 7 = News By Date September 2019 M T W T F S S « Aug      1 2345678 9101112131415 16171819202122 23242526272829 30   Recent Popular Oberoi Realty buys 60-acre land in Thane from GSK for Rs 890 cr August 31, 2019August 31, 2019 Bank mergers, reforms show Govt’s resolve to revive sentiment, growth: Hiranandani August 31, 2019August 31, 2019 RERA Vs NCLT: An insightful lecture August 31, 2019August 31, 2019 Last day for registration of free Self – Redevelopment seminar August 30, 2019August 30, 2019 New Election procedure for Co-operative Housing Societies January 5, 2015June 25, 2015 When your Housing Society’s Managing Committee does not give you documents, what to do? July 9, 2015 Illegal construction galore at Mira Road May 13, 2019May 13, 2019 Facts which are no commonly known about co-operative Societies September 2, 2009 Most Search Items#Features #Infrastructure #Legal Orders #NAREDCO #PMAY Affordable Homes Affordable Housing BMC CIDCO Construction Current Affairs Delhi Devendra Fadnavis feature Government Policies Govt Policies Green Buildings GST HardeepSinghPuri Headline Headlines Housing Finance infrastructure Investment Legal News Legal Tips Maha RERA MHADA MMRDA MoHUA Mumbai Navi Mumbai New Projects Niranjan Hiranandani Property Rates Pune RBI Real Estate Real Estate News Redevelopment RERA smart cities Smart City Society Stamp Duty News By Date September 2019 M T W T F S S « Aug      1 2345678 9101112131415 16171819202122 23242526272829 30   Copyright © Accommodation Times 1986-2019 Top
2019-08-31Thane police arrests intl gang members involved in Rs 94.42 cr bank data theft case - United News of India
Thane police arrests intl gang members involved in Rs 94.42 cr bank data theft case Thane, Aug 31 (UNI) : With the arrest of two persons from Azamgadh of Uttar Pradesh, the city police on Saturday claimed to have got a major breakthrough in the international gang involved in the card cloning and bank frauds. Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar stated that the arrested were also wanted in the Rs 94.42 crore cheating case of Pune-based Cosmos Bank. He told newsmen that the city police initially arrested one person Shabaz Mohammad Arif Khatri alias Rohan Ali Khan, on August 20.
2019-08-31Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: 16 Japanese students to witness Ganesh festival in Thane - India Today
Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: 16 Japanese students to witness Ganesh festival in Thane  UPDATED: August 31, 2019 12:22 IST : A group of students from Japan will be in Thane in Maharashtra to witness the annual Ganesh festival, beginning September 2, 2019, as part of their study tour. As per the report, a total of 16 students will be present in Thane to witness the annual Ganesh festival.Japanese students will visit India as per cultural exchange programme. The 16 students from Kyoto Sangyo University will be visiting the city as part of a cultural exchange programme, according to the president of a trust which runs a number of educational institutes in Thane. Ganesh festival, the trademark of Maharashtra, is celebrated for ten/eleven days every year in the Hindu month of 'Bhadrapad'. The festival is marked by worship of Ganesh idols at domestic and public levels, besides cultural activities. The idols are immersed in water bodies on 'Anant Chaturdashi, the concluding day of the festival.
2019-08-31MMRDA sanctions Rs 456 cr for concrete roads in Dombivli - Times of India
MMRDA sanctions Rs 456 cr for concrete roads in Dombivli Updated: Aug 31, 2019, 11:13 IST : KALYAN: Ahead of Maharashtra assembly elections, the MMRDA has sanctioned Rs 456 crore for laying 34 concrete roads in Dombivli. Minister Ravindra Chavan, who is also MLA from Dombivli, on Saturday said that the new roads will solve the city's traffic and potholes issue. Chavan said that MMRDA has sanctioned the funds and very soon they will issue tender for the work. However, the opposition parties called this move an election gimmick. MNS leader Rajesh Kadam said, It is an election gimmick by BJP to get votes in the upcoming assembly elections as earlier also the party had made several promises but none of them were fulfilled by the state government.
2019-08-30'Honest' Ulhas civic official demoted - Times of India
'Honest' Ulhas civic official demoted Updated: Aug 30, 2019, 9:56 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Staff at Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation were surprised after municipal commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh suddenly demoted Yuvraj Bhadane from deputy municipal commissioner to public relations officer, without giving reasons. Bhadane was recently appreciated for work in the tax department, as he ensured a collection of Rs 3.5 crore as local body tax (LBT) in four months, while in the earlier 40 months, only Rs 1.7 crore was collected. Bhadane, also known as a Demolition Man, for his action against illegal constructions, had twice conducted reverse ACB traps for bribe givers.
2019-08-30Oberoi Realty buys 60-acre land from GlaxoSmithKline in Thane for Rs 890 cr - Business Standard
Oberoi Realty buys 60-acre land from GlaxoSmithKline in Thane for Rs 890 cr August 31, 2019 01:28 IST : Oberoi Realty Ltd on Friday said it has bought around 60 acres of land in Thane, Maharashtra from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals for nearly Rs 890 crore. In a regulatory filing, the Mumbai-based developer said "the company has successfully concluded the transaction with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GSK) for acquiring the lands admeasuring approximately 2,40,140 square meters (approx 60 acres) located at Thane, Maharashtra." The company has paid the entire consideration of Rs 889.50 crore to GSK and has registered the property, and taken possession on Friday, it added. A small piece of land measuring about 1,410 square meters is still to be transferred in favour of the company owing to a stay order passed by the Bombay High Court, Oberoi Realty added.
2019-08-30Thane local hits buffer at CSMT; none injured - The Hindu
Thane local hits buffer at CSMT; none injured Updated: August 31, 2019 01:29 IST : A local train hit the buffer at the end of the platform at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on Friday. As a result, the train that was coming from Thane was halted for around 20 minutes. Shivaji Sutar, chief PRO, Central Railway, said, “The incident occurred at 2.28 p.m. on platform number 3. There were no injuries to any passengers and no damage to the train.” This is the second such incident this year at CSMT. On April 26, a train had hit the buffer on platform number 1. The motorman in that case died a week later, with the unions alleging that he was under stress due to the inquiry initiated after the incident. However, railway officials said this case seems less straightforward. An official said, “The train arrived a few minutes before the incident and halted properly. All the passengers had alighted. But when the train started again, it hit the buffer.” The official said while negligence by the motorman could be a cause, they are conducting an inquiry to ascertain whether there could also be a fault in the system.
2019-08-30Protesters in Thane demand justice for 7-year-old rape survivor - Hindustan Times
Protesters in Thane demand justice for 7-year-old rape survivor Updated: Aug 31, 2019 01:25 IST : Two days after a seven-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour in Manpada, women protested outside the police station demanding a thorough inquiry. Although the police arrested the accused, locals were angry with “the slow-paced investigation”. Santosh Shinde, 43, works as a labourer in Thane and he will be in police custody till September 4. The girl knew the accused well and used to visit his home often to play. Police officials from Manpada-Chitalsar police station said, “On Wednesday, the girl’s parents left for work. She was late for school and stayed back at home. She was playing alone at home when the accused saw her and started playing with her,” said the police officer. Jitendra Rathod, senior police inspector, Chitalsar police station, said, “The accused took her to his home by luring her with a chocolate. The girl started shouting and crying when he committed the crime. The accused immediately dropped her home. As soon as her parents returned, she narrated the incident to her parents. We filed an FIR under Section 376 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. We are investigating if he has committed similar offence.” Women staged candle-light march on Friday evening to protest against the crime. “It is a cruel act and strict action needs to be taken. Police need to act fast and ensure the girl gets justice,” said Karina K, an activist.
2019-08-30Father of 3 arrested for rape on 7-yr-old neighbour in Thane - United News of India
Father of 3 arrested for rape on 7-yr-old neighbour in Thane Thane, Aug 30 (UNI) : A 43-year-old labourer, married with three children, has been arrested by the city police on the charges of alleged rape on a seven-year-old girl of his neighbour. The accused, Santosh Shinde, resident of the MMRDA housing complex in Manpada, was arrested on Thursday and has been booked under sections 376-A, 376-B, 377 of Indian Penal Code and also sections 4, 8 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said on Friday.
2019-08-30Thane pandals opt for noise-free celebrations, shun DJs, speakers and firecrackers - Hindustan Times
Thane pandals opt for noise-free celebrations, shun DJs, speakers and firecrackers Updated: Aug 31, 2019 01:28 IST : Last year, more than 30 Ganeshotsav pandals across Thane city ensured they celebrated the festival without creating any noise pollution. They seek to follow the same practice this time around as well. The pandals ensured they avoided the use of speakers, loud music, firecrackers and microphones. Rakesh Mukkadam, president of the Shree Ganesh Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal in Kasarwadavli, said his group was ensuring a noise-free celebration for the past 12 years. “Since we are based in a cosmopolitan area, we ensure there is no noise pollution,” he said. Thane based activist, Dr Mahesh Bedekar, said, “This is a gradual change in society; people are becoming aware of the problems and there are sarvajanik pandals that are not opting for a DJ.” Bedekar said it was essential to consider the society at large during any celebration and those creating noise pollution should be fined. Although many pandals avoid DJs, traditional instruments such as dhol-tasha add to the decibel levels, especially during group performances. “We beat the dhol only during immersion, but we tend to keep it minimal during our pandal celebrations. We don’t encourage loudspeakers or blaring music,” said Pramod Sawant, the president of Shrirang Nivas Ganeshotsav Mandal. Bedekar said the dip in noise levels during Ganeshotsav has also been because of the 10-pm deadline that has been enforced during the celebrations. “This has been a huge relief for children, pregnant women, patients and the elderly,” he said. Zero-waste festival For the past seven years, the Mangeshkar family in Brahmand has been installing the same Ganesh idol. They do not immerse it but dip it in a bucket of water at home. “A few years ago, we noticed the remains of idols on Girgaum Chowpatty, strewn across the shores. Since then, we have given up on the idea of immersing plaster of Paris idols,” said Ratna Mangeshkar, 42. Similarly, 38-year-old Chetan Shah and his family, who live in Khopat, ensure there is minimal waste generated. “We have been using eco-friendly decorations for the past two years,” he said.
2019-08-30Agitators Block Highway To Protest Demolition Of Ashram In Thane - NDTV News
Agitators Block Highway To Protest Demolition Of Ashram In Thane Updated: August 30, 2019 14:12 IST : Thane: Hundreds of agitators, including women, on Friday blocked traffic on a section of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway to protest demolition of an ashram at the Tungareshwar hills at Virar. Thane district rural police sources said due to the agitation, hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the busy highway, around 15km from Thane. The agitators were protesting the demolition of the Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram at the Tungareshwar hills on directions of the Supreme Court. Additional police force has been rushed to the spot to avoid any law and order problem, they said. A district police spokesman said no untoward incident has been reported so far. An NGO, which has moved the top court, has alleged the ashram has been constructed in violation of environment and forest regulations.
2019-08-30Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals divests lands at Thane to Oberoi Realty - Business Standard
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2019-08-3043-Year-Old Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping 7-Year-Old In Thane: Police - NDTV News
43-Year-Old Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping 7-Year-Old In Thane: Police Updated: August 30, 2019 21:44 IST : Thane: A Thane resident was arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl after luring her home with chocolates, an official said today. The child's parents had gone to work and she was playing near her house on Thursday afternoon when Santosh Shinde, 43, allegedly took her to his place on the pretext of giving chocolates and raped her, Senior Inspector Jitendra Rathod said. "When her parents returned home in the evening, they found the child frightened. One being asked, she narrated the ordeal," he said. "The accused lives in Manpada. He has been charged with rape and unnatural sex under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and IPC. He has been remanded in police custody till September 4," Mr Rathod added. The child is being treated at Thane civil hospital, the official said.
2019-08-30Mumbai-Kerala train reaches 24 hours late - Times of India
Mumbai-Kerala train reaches 24 hours late Updated: Aug 30, 2019, 8:40 IST : THANE: Passengers on a Kerala-bound superfast train from Mumbai, 12201 Mumbai-Kochuveli Garib Rath Express, faced a harrowing time with no proper water and food on board as the train was diverted via a longer route after a landslide down south. Passengers said the train left 4 hours late from LTT Kurla on Monday and reached its destination, Kochuveli, 24 hours late early Thursday. The railways said they diverted the train via Karnataka, Andhra and Tamil Nadu instead of the regular Konkan route after a landslide in its path near Kerala shut lines there.
2019-08-303 men convicted under SC/ST Act for abusing Thane woman - Outlook India
3 men convicted under SC/ST Act for abusing Thane woman Thane, Aug 30 A court in Thane, Maharashtra, sentenced a man to three years in jail under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on Friday for abusing an adivasi woman, an official said. Special Judge (SC/ST Act) G P Shirsat also imposed a fined of Rs 5,000 on Devidas Ramchandra Patil, additional public prosecutor Rekha Hiwrale said. Two others, who were with Patil at the time of the incident, were given one-year jail sentences, along with a fine of Rs 1,000 each, she said. "Patil, along with labourers Sainath Savra and Santosh Waghe, went to the house of the victim, located in Bhiwandi area, on April 5, 2014 and abused her. Savra and Waghe molested her," Hiwrale said.
2019-08-30Maharashtra: Passengers face harrowing time as superfast train reaches 24 hrs late - Times of India
Maharashtra: Passengers face harrowing time as superfast train reaches 24 hrs late Updated: Aug 30, 2019, 17:47 IST : THANE: Hundreds of commuters aboard a Kerala-bound superfast train from Mumbai faced a harrowing time with no proper water, food facilities onboard and delayed schedules after it was diverted via a longer route following a landslide enroute down South. The passengers who boarded the 12201 Mumbai-Kochuveli Garib Rath express on Monday alleged they were taken on a ride literally as the train not just departed four hours behind schedule from LTT Kurla but also reached its destination at Kochuveli almost 24 hours late in the wee hours of Thursday. The railways said they had to divert the train via Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu as it was the only available path instead of the regular Konkan route after a landslide in its path near Kerala had shut the lines there. Many passengers including seniors and the ailing complained of the horrible experience as they had to go without proper food for a major part of the journey as the train has no pantry service and it was not given adequate halts enroute to allow passengers purchase food. Also, there was inadequate water in the toilets leading to a stink throughout the journey, complained passengers. Choreographer Shweta Warrier who was on her way to attend a private function complained, The train left at 9pm, four hours beyond its scheduled departure and was suddenly diverted and we had no idea what was going on. The food carried by passengers was limited and got exhausted and even though the train stopped at some stations enroute, there was a scramble for getting food as the stations had limited stock. A regular commuter from Thane said the railways was probably taking the passengers too lightly and suggested the authorities could have cancelled the service instead of putting them through this inconvenience. The absence of any ticket checking staff or railway police enroute also compounded to the worries of the commuters who had no clue where their train was headed to. A couple from Vashi that was travelling to attend a wedding ceremony in Kerala said they were embarrassed to reach a day after the function. “We had no clue that the railways could put us to such a situation else we would have opted for other mode of transport. If there was a calamity enroute, the railways could have alerted us in Mumbai itself so that we could have made alternate arrangements. We are not going to travel by the railways on our return journey,” said Jancy Joseph. When contacted, Southern Railway officials admitted the possibility of delays and lack of facilities onboard and said they would take corrective action in the future so that other commuters don’t face similar situations. However, the official blamed his counterparts in the Central Railway for not alerting commuters in time. Meanwhile, a Central Railway official claimed there was no lapse on their part and said regular announcements were made to passengers via social media. The railway always alerts passengers through text messages if their train is rescheduled. There could be a possibility the commuters may have failed to heed to the announcements, said the official.
2019-08-30Thane: Three students hurt as five vehicles collide - Times of India
Thane: Three students hurt as five vehicles collide Updated: Aug 30, 2019, 9:17 IST : THANE: A tempo rammed into two cars, which in turn hit a school bus near the Brahmand junction on Ghodbunder road around 8.30am on Thursday. Three school students sustained minor injuries, and traffic was hit at its peak hour. Traffic police inspector Datta Dhole said, The school bus ferrying students was taking a right turn towards Brahmand from Ghodbunder road when the tempo driver lost control and hit two cars, which then rammed into the bus from behind. The bus then hit another car that was in front of it. The three students who were hurt were moved to a private hospital nearby. The police said that the incident resulted in traffic snarls, and office-goers had a tough time as a long line of vehicles formed before the jam was cleared by the regional disaster management cell of the Thane municipal corporation. Due to frequent incidents like this, locals are concerned about road safety on the narrow Ghodbunder road.
2019-08-30Father of 3 arrested for rape on 7-yr-old neighbour in Thane - United News of India
Father of 3 arrested for rape on 7-yr-old neighbour in ThaneThane, Aug 30 (UNI) A 43-year-old labourer, married with three children, has been arrested by the city police on the charges of alleged rape on a seven-year-old girl of his neighbour.The accused, Santosh Shinde, resident of the MMRDA housing complex in Manpada, was arrested on Thursday and has been booked under sections 376-A, 376-B, 377 of Indian Penal Code and also sections 4, 8 and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said on Friday.Please log in to get detailed story. More NewsSC stays demolition of 3 structures in Tungareshwar ashram30 Aug 2019 | 11:10 PM(Rptg, adding additional matter in Para 2, Line 3)Palghar, Aug 30 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection to three structures in Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram, situated in Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, here. see more..SC stays demolition of 3 structures in Tungareshwar ashram30 Aug 2019 | 11:05 PMPalghar, Aug 30 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday granted protection to three structures in Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram, situated in Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, here. see more..Ishrat Jahan encounter case: 4 ex-cops file discharge petition in CBI court in Gujarat30 Aug 2019 | 10:51 PMAhmedabad, Aug 30 (UNI) Almost four months after a designated CBI court here dropped the proceedings against former IPS D G Vanzara and police officer N K Amin in Ishrat Jahan encounter case, citing refusal of permission by the Gujarat government to prosecute them, four other accused ex-police officials also approached the court with discharge petitions. see more..Congress MLA attacked in Central Gujarat30 Aug 2019 | 10:38 PMNadiad, Aug 30 (UNI) Congress MLA from Thasra segment, Kanti Parmar was attacked by unknown people here on Friday. see more..Another youth dies of electrocution during Ganesha idol placement procession in Gujarat30 Aug 2019 | 10:27 PMVadodara, Aug 30 (UNI) In another incident of death due to electrocution during, a youth lost his life while handling lord Ganesha's idols here on Friday. see more.. UNI PhotoKUWAIT CITY, Aug. 30, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Contestant competes during the first round of the Kuwait Water Scooter Racing for 2019 season in Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait, Aug. 30, 2019. Xinhua/UNI PHOTO-9FPATNA, AUG 30 (UNI):- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pay tribute to former chief minister late Jagannath Mishra, at his residence during Shraddha Karma in Patna on Friday. UNI PHOTO-81UNABLUS, Aug. 30, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the expansion of Jewish settlements in Kufr Qadoom village near the West Bank city of Nablus, Aug. 30, 2019. Xinhua/UNI PHOTO-15FNEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Danielle Collins of the United States celebrates during the women's singles second round match between Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and Danielle Collins of the United States at the 2019 US Open in New York, the United States, Aug. 29, 2019. Xinhua/UNI PHOTO-14FSINGAPORE, Aug. 30, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A visitor attends the preview of the Sentosa Sandsation held in Singapore's Sentosa Island on Aug 30, 2019. The Sentosa Sandsation will showcase sand sculptures from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 at Siloso beach on Sentosa Island. Xinhua/UNI PHPOTO-13FTOKYO, Aug. 30, (Xinhua) -- Ma Zhenzhao (top) of China and Guusje Steenhuis of Netherlands compete during the women's 78 kg 2nd round match at the 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 30, 2019. Xinhua/UNI PHOTO-12FSAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, (Xinhua) -- Chinese dance drama "Butterfly Lovers," a folktale of the Chinese version of "Romeo and Juliet," is staged at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, the United States, Aug. 29, 2019. The sixth Across Pacific-China Arts Festival kicked off here Thursday evening to bolster closer connections between Chinese and American people. The opening ceremony, hosted by the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, was followed by a two-hour performance of the dance drama "Butterfly Lovers." The drama was presented by a group of senior students from China's Beijing Dance Academy with Li Hengda of Seattle-based Hengda Dance Academy as director and choreographer. The festival, which will last through Oct. 18, 2019, will bring to American audiences Chinese dances, folk songs, acrobatics, visual arts events featuring Chinese and U.S. paintings and drawings, Chinese tourism photo shows, exotic Chinese food, and intangible Chinese cultural heritage. Xinhua/UNI PHOTO-10 FNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the presentation Yoga awards, release Commemorative Postage stamps of Master Healers and launch AYUSH Health and Wellness Centers at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-80UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the presentation Yoga awards, release Commemorative Postage stamps of Master Healers and launch AYUSH Health and Wellness Centers at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-79UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the presentation Yoga awards, release Commemorative Postage stamps of Master Healers and launch AYUSH Health and Wellness Centers at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-78UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the presentation Yoga awards, release Commemorative Postage stamps of Master Healers and launch AYUSH Health and Wellness Centers at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-77UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Yoga awards winners at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-76UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Yoga awards winners at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-75UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching Health Wellness centres in Haryana via video link, during the presention of Yoga awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-74UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching Health Wellness centres in Haryana via video link, during the presention of Yoga awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-73UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching Health Wellness centres in Haryana via video link, during the presention of Yoga awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-72UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting Yoga awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. UNI PHOTO-71UNEW DELHI, AUG 30 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting Yoga awards at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday. 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2019-08-29Follow traffic rules to decongest roads during festival season: Cops - Hindustan Times
Follow traffic rules to decongest roads during festival season:?Cops Updated: Aug 30, 2019 11:02 IST : Thane traffic police have deployed more than 800 traffic police personnel at major junctions in the city to manage the traffic during Ganeshotsav. The police have asked the Ganesh mandals to inform them about their processions in advance so that diversions can be planned accordingly. The market and junctions are witnessing huge traffic and congestions. The 10-day Ganeshotsav will start on Monday. “We have directed our team to take stringent action against vehicles parked illegally. We have informed the civic body of all four divisions to take action against hawkers at the station and market areas,” said Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, Thane. “Ganesh mandals have been asked to inform the local traffic in advance about processions so that traffic can be handled efficiently. Roads will be congested and we have to manage traffic flow,” said Kale. According to the traffic officer, markets and stations areas are the major junctions in the cities where vehicles are illegally parked. “Many citizens visit the market areas for shopping during the festive season. They tend to park their vehicles at non-parking zones,” said Kale. “This causes huge congestion for the movement of other vehicles. Therefore, we appeal to the citizens to avoid parking their vehicles at non-parking lanes or at crowded areas. If they do, they have to face strict action by the traffic team,” he added. All the four divisions of the Thane traffic department has around 800 traffic officials and around 50 traffic wardens to manage traffic during the festive season. “Often, traffic policemen are assaulted by motorists after they are caught violating traffic rules. Therefore, we urge them to cooperate with the traffic police and avoid disputes and arguments. They are just performing their duty. If we come across any such cases, strict action will be taken,” said Kale. There would be no major traffic diversions during the first day of the Ganeshotsav. However, diversions in the city will be planned during the immersion days which is the fifth, seventh and last day of the festival. Traffic police will inform commuters about it.
2019-08-29CM relief fund scam: Police record statements of 44 ‘patients’ - Hindustan Times
CM relief fund scam: Police record statements of 44 ‘patients’ Updated: Aug 30, 2019 06:15 IST : The Mumbai crime branch recorded statements of 44 of 64 people who were fraudulently listed as cancer patients and their forged medical reports submitted for financial aid through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) by Thane doctor Anil Nagrale. Police said most of the people are senior citizens and their documents like Aadhaar card, ration card and photos were taken on the pretext of providing them free sim cards or ?5,000 as part of a government scheme. A crime branch officer said the scam seems large and several hospitals in Thane and Mulund appear to be involved in the racket. “We are questioning the accused to find out if other hospitals were involved. If we get evidence, we will register another case and arrest those involved,” said the officer. The racket was busted last week and Mumbai crime branch’s unit 1 arrested Dr Nagrale alias Patil and the mastermind Arati Shigwan, 30, for pocketing ?75 lakh from the CMRF by submitting fake medical bills of bogus patients from the Thane-based Sharada Hospital. Nagrale had opened Sharada Hospital in partnership with Dr Bhavika Patil in 2017, but ended the partnership in February. The incident came to light in March, when the medical assistance cell authorities of the CMRF attempted to verify documents submitted by Nagrale and Shigwan. On checking with Dr Patil, the authorities learned that no patients by those names had been admitted there. Assistant director of the CM’s office, Shubhash Nagap then approached the Marine Drive police and a case of cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy was registered on August 16. The crime branch arrested Shigwan’s husband Nitin Vishnu Amrite, 40, along with Sandesh Gopal Mogvira, 29, Vijay Gopal Ghatilakar, 40, and Ganesh Mudliyar, 36, who were hired to procure documents of poor people living in slums by offering them free sim cards.
2019-08-29Builder who duped hundreds of home buyers of several crores arrested from Thane - United News of India
Builder who duped hundreds of home buyers of several crores arrested from ThaneThane, Aug 29 (UNI) The Navi Mumbai police have finally arrested a builder from city for allegedly cheating more than 500 persons to the tune of several crores by promising them flats, bungalows and plots in and around Navi Mumbai and Panvel. The alleged accused, Anand Kadam (45), director of Realiance Construction Ltd Real Buildcom Infrastructure, was arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) from a rented flat at G B Road in Thane city on Wednesday, police said on Thursday. His two firms were constructing various housing projects at Karjat, Raigad and Alibaug.Please log in to get detailed story. More NewsFundamentals of economy strong, Kashmir would also see fruits of developments: Shah29 Aug 2019 | 11:25 PMGandhinagar, Aug 29 (UNI) Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah on Thursday said the fundamentals of the economy were quite strong and Kashmir would also see the fruits of development, after the abrogation of Article 370. see more..Maha CM again praises PM Modi for his dynamic works in various sectors29 Aug 2019 | 11:10 PMParbhani, Aug 29 (UNI) Reiterating that 'Modi Hai To Mumkin Hai', Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday again praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his dynamic works in various sectors. see more..BJP-Shiv Sena using coercion to force opponents to join them: Sule29 Aug 2019 | 10:46 PMThane, Aug 29 (UNI) NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Thursday accused the BJP-Shiv Sena-led government of resorting to the policy of threatening the opponents, with an aim to take them in their parties, ahead of the state Assembly elections. see more..Lion cub found dead in Gir forests of Gujarat29 Aug 2019 | 10:41 PMJunagadh, Aug 29 (UNI) An around 8 months old lion cub on Thursday was found dead in Devaliya range of West Gir forests in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat. see more..Bombay HC disposes of Malegaon blast accused's plea for video-recording of court proceedings29 Aug 2019 | 10:32 PMMumbai, Aug 29 (UNI) The Bombay High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition of Samir Kulkarni, one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, seeking video-recording of the court proceedings. see more.. 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UNI PHOTO-DK45UNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award-2018 to Rameshwer Jangra for Air Adventure during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-DK44UNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award-2018 to Prabhat Raju Koli for Water Adventure during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-DK43UNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award-2018 to Manikandan K for Land Adventure during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-DK42UNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award-2018 to Aparna Kumar for Land Adventure during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-DK41UNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Dhyanchand Award-2019 to C Lalremsanga for Archery during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-DK40UNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Arjun Award-2019 to Pramod Bhagat for Para-Badminton during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-DK34UVENICE, Aug. 29, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Models pose on the red carpet of the opening ceremony of the 76th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Aug. 28, 2019. The 76th Venice International Film Festival kicked off here on Wednesday. (Xinhua/UNI PHOTO-20FNEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams of the United States serves during the women's singles 2nd round match between Serena Williams of the United States and her compatriot Caty McNally at the 2019 US Open tennis championships in New York, the United States, Aug. 28, 2019. 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The British pound declined against the U.S. dollar and the euro on Wednesday in reaction to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament to reduce the MPs' chances to pass laws to block a no-deal Brexit. (Photo by Stephen Chung/UNI PHOTO-15FKATHMANDU, Aug. 29, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Nepali Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel (L) and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi (C) jointly hand over the books to a representative of Nisarga Batika School during a handover ceremony of the "Panda Book Corner" library support project in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 28, 2019. A library support project entitled "Panda Book Corner" initiated by the Embassy of People's Republic of China in Nepal has been expanded in five schools of Nepal this year. The program launched in 2018 by the Chinese government in coordination with Nepal China Friendship Forum aims to promote the Chinese language among school students, to share knowledge and experience from China, and to provide Chinese learning materials. (Photo by Sunil Sharma/UNI PHOTO-14FROME, Aug. 29, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Giuseppe Conte addresses the media after talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Italy, on Aug. 29, 2019. Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday formally gave Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/UNI PHOTO-13FNEW DELHI, AUG 29 (UNI):- President Ram Nath Kovind presenting Dhyanchand Award-2019 to Manoj Kumar for Wrestling during the ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. 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2019-08-29NCP-Congress leader in Thane civic body resigns - Hindustan Times
NCP-Congress leader in Thane civic body resigns Updated: Aug 30, 2019 00:15 IST : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-Congress group leader in the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Hanumant Jagdale resigned from his post on Thursday, citing differences with the party. This comes just ahead of the Assembly elections, which are likely to be held in September. While he has not quit the party, there are speculations in political circles about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Shiv Sena. However, Jagdale said he has no plans of joining either party at the moment. During a press conference, Jagdale alleged that the NCP was not acting as an opposition party in the Thane civic body. He said the decisions taken by party superiors are changed and the party leader has no say in decision-making. He also added that there was no presence of NCP in the corporation. “There are secret friendships sought to get tenders. Some decisions are made in the party meetings. However, all these decisions are changed without any warning. The party is merely supporting the ruling party in the house,” he added. Jagdale said while Shastri Nagar was one of the clusters in the list of the cluster development project, it was replaced overnight. However, the opposition leader has refuted all allegations made by Jagdale. Milind Patil, opposition leader of TMC said, “We have always put forth the opinion of our party in the general body meetings. The allegation that decisions were changed at the last moment is baseless. Jagdale has time and again tried to malign the party, which is incorrect.” An NCP worker, who is close to Jagdale and did not wish to be named, said Jagdale is in contact with NCP MLA Ganesh Naik from Navi Mumbai and he, along with three other workers from Mumbra and Kalwa, are planning to join the BJP. However, the Sena is also trying to woo him by including his ward in the cluster development project.
2019-08-29One Hiranandani Park, Thane Wins 'Best Luxury Project of the Year' Award - Business Wire India
One Hiranandani Park, Thane Wins 'Best Luxury Project of the Year' Award Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:45AM IST : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: One Hiranandani Park, the Uber luxury offering by Hiranandani Group on the premium pin code of Ghodbunder Road, Thane; has been awarded ‘Best Luxury Project of the Year’ at the 11th Realty Plus Conclave & Excellence Awards (West) 2019, held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani, Founder and MD, Hiranandani Group, accepted the award at the glittering ceremony. “For elite home seekers looking to find their luxury home at the right high-end address, One Hiranandani Parks which is located at the right location on Thane’s Ghodbunder Road, offers luxe residences that upgrade lifestyles as also brings value proposition. The premium homes at OHP righty befits the aspirational needs of an affluent homebuyer to upgrade their standard of living few notches above the rest in the vicinity,” he stated. The project spreads out over 21 acres with just eight towers leaving more open space for its privileged residents. The well-appointed spacious apartments with uninterrupted cross ventilation quintessentially improves one’s quality of life. The residents are privy to the exclusive luxurious amenities like swanky recreational club house widespread across 30,000 sq. ft. making it one of its kinds. The podium garden comprises of rich mix of botanical flora and fauna settlement dazzling green space of the project. The project adorned with neo-classical architecture depicts its sheer opulence, lavishness and global lifestyle which weighed in the jury’s mind when they awarded the project with, ‘Best Luxury Project of the Year’ accolade. Located in one of the most desirable locations in posh neighbourhoods of Thane, this Uber luxury project also boasts excellent connectivity with Mumbai’s eastern and western suburbs, as also SoBo through a series of flyovers which make it easy to access. One Hiranandani Park boasts global living standards similar to a global gated community, and offers a win-win scenario for the pride home buyer looking for the latest in high-end living. A super-premium-luxury segment residential development, ‘Palatial Living’ would be an apt description for this exclusive project.
2019-08-29NCP leader Hanumant Jagdale resigns citing concentration of power in Thane Municipal Corp - United News of India
NCP leader Hanumant Jagdale resigns citing concentration of power in Thane Municipal Corp Thane, Aug 29 (UNI) : On a day when the Jana Samwad Yatra of the NCP enters Thane city, the NCP group leader in the Thane Municipal Corporation(TMC) resigned from his office citing various reasons which made him impossible to function for the last two years. NCP leader Supriya Sule is in the city on Thursday and addressing the party workers as a part of the Yatra. Talking to the media here today, the NCP group leader Hanumant Jagdale told newsmen that he has been a councilor of the civic body since 1997 and has been active in the Congress and then in NCP ever since 1972.
2019-08-29Tempo driver dies after vehicle topples on Thane- Nashik road - Hindustan Times
Tempo driver dies after vehicle topples on Thane- Nashik road Updated: Aug 30, 2019 01:15 IST : In two separate accidents, a tempo driver died and a couple sustained minor injuries on Thane-Nashik road. In the first accident, the tempo driver, 38, died near Pimplas railway bridge in Bhiwandi on Tuesday after his vehicle hit a ditch filled with water. According to the Kongaon police, Santlal Prajapati was heading towards Kongaon from Mumbra on the Thane-Nashik road around 11pm. Around 10-15 feet away from Pimplas railway bridge, the tempo toppled and fell into the ditch while taking a turn. Prajapati suffered severe head injuries and died on the spot. Locals from the area said he was driving negligently which led to the accident, police said. “He was driving back home. Since it was late at night, he did not see the ditch and the tempo toppled. His body was found on Wednesday,”said R Katkar, senior police inspector. His cousin, Ashok Prajapati, 42, lodged a complaint with police. The Kongaon police registered a case under sections of IPC and Motor Vehicles Act. In another accident, an speeding tempo driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a couple on a bike on Thane-Nashik stretch on Thursday. Police have registered a case against the driver. The couple was injured, police said.
2019-08-29Thane Rotary Club organizes bike expedition to raise funds for martyrs' families - United News of India
Thane Rotary Club organizes bike expedition to raise funds for martyrs' families Thane, Aug 29 (UNI) : A two-week Golden Quadrilateral Bike Expedition has been announced to raise funds for martyrs' families. The expedition which will be undertaken by around 20 bikers will cover a distance of 6,120 kms to connect India to Empower National Integrity. The bikers will join select Rotary clubs in 80 cities across the country, an announcement to this effect was made on Thursday at a news conference by Dr Mohan Chandavarkar,the Governor of Rotary District 3142. The event itself is initiated by the Rotary Club of Thane ACES.
2019-08-29BJP organised Yog Mahotsav in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
BJP organised Yog Mahotsav in Ulhasnagar Updated: Aug 29, 2019, 23:13 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Around 500 volunteers from different Yoga Centres comes togethers during Yog Mahotsav (Yoga Festival) organised by BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) in Ulhasnagar city on Thursday. This is the first time any such Yog Mahotsav was organised in Ulhasnagar city. During Mahotsav, around 14 different Yoga centres comes together at Yog Mahotsav held at Town Hall in Ulhasnagar. In Mahotsav yoga centers likes Patanjali Yog Samiti, Art of Living, Swami Vivekananda Yog Centre, Om Yoga Kendra and different other centres participated. BJP leader Kumar Ailani, who organised Yog Mahotsav said, In today's competitive and stressful life Yoga is the only solution for all health related problems this is reason we organised Yog Mahotsav where normal public also participated and come to know about the benefits of Yoga.
2019-08-29On the run for a year, builder who duped customers held - The Hindu
On the run for a year, builder who duped customers held UPDATED: AUGUST 30, 2019 08:25 IST : The Navi Mumbai Police have arrested a builder who was on the run since June 2018 after allegedly duping close to 1,000 investors by promising them second homes in Karjat and Alibaug. The Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Unit I, arrested Anand Kadam from Thane on Tuesday evening and produced him in court on Wednesday. He has been sent to police custody for 10 days. Mr. Kadam and his wife, Kavita, had started a company called Realliance Constructions Pvt. Ltd. and branded it as RCL Homes. The accused took the booking amount from customers, but did not deliver any flats. They would show customers the foundation work of the project, but there was no construction being done. According to the police, the Kadams were taking booking amounts since five years ago. The couple and two others, Meenal Umraniya and Vaishali Savalkar, had a joint venture and started a project in Alibaug. Ms. Umraniya and Ms. Savalkar were arrested last year. The case came to light after Haso Arjundas Sajnani, who had invested ?16 lakh in the company’s Coral Lake project at Karjat, approached the EOW in June 2018. In the course of investigations, theThe police learnt about other unfinished projects — Ten Square and Liberty Horizon in Karjat and Marina in Alibaug. “Four cases were registered against the accused with the Vashi police, since the builder’s office was in Vashi. Till now, close to 500 people have approached us with complaints, but the accused have cheated at least a 1,000 people,” senior police inspector Shyam Shinde from EOW, Unit I, said. The Dadar police, too, have a complaint registered against Mr. Kadam, which runs into crores of rupees. The accused are also facing cases in the consumer court. On Tuesday, assistant police inspector Atul Lambe received information that Mr. Kadam had started a new venture in Thane and put up advertisements for loans against insurance. Mr. Lambe and assistant police inspector Anand Shahane visited the address on the advertisement. There was no office at the site, but the accused had rented a flat in the building. “He was picked up from the flat, while his wife is still at large. We have learnt she left him a year ago,” Mr. Shinde said. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Pravin Patil said, “We will now seize his bank accounts and verify how much of the fraudulently acquired money does he still have.”
2019-08-29Student injured after school bus rams into car at Ghodbunder Road,... - Local Press Co
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Sources say the bus driver was speeding when the accident took place, although authorities are yet to confirm if the accident was caused due to his negligence.Traffic movement on the road is hampered as the school bus has blocked most part of the road. However, officials from Kasarwadavali Police Station are currently on the spot and work on removing the stalled bus is underway.Work on removing the bus is underway as of publishing this report (Picture Courtesy: Dr. Binu Varghese)Update (11:10 am)RDMC officials have confirmed that the accident involved a tempo, a school bus and two cars. Prima facie, it appears that the tempo rammed into Arunodaya Public School bus.Further, three school children (Arjun, Arjit and Shreya) sustained minor injuries and were shifted to Titan Hospital in Manpada.Traffic movement on the road is still affected.Prima facie, it appears that the tempo rammed into the school bus, officials saidNote: The reference to ‘Universal High School’ has been removed from the report after confirmation from officials. 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2019-08-29Thane: Biker’s nose injured after cop ‘hits’ him - Times of India
Thane: Biker’s nose injured after cop ‘hits’ him Updated: Aug 29, 2019, 7:35 IST : THANE: A 21-year-old biker landed in hospital with a broken nose allegedly after a traffic cop hit him with a baton during a “heated” argument that took place during a drive to nab traffic violators in Mumbra on Wednesday. The biker, SamarAnsari, a Bhiwandi resident, was flagged down by a traffic cop for a triple seat. His parents riding pillion. Samar’s father, Jamal, said he had an appointment for angiography at Nair Hospital. “The police were conducting a nakabandi when the officer, later identified as assistant inspector Kakasaheb Barge, hit my son hard on the nose. He started bleeding profusely,” said Jamal. “The cop did not ask for any papers or his driving licence. He simply hit him with the baton.” The young man was later moved to a hospital. Police inspector (traffic) of Mumbra division, Suresh Lambhate, told TOI that the biker was driving triple seat without helmet and in a rash manner. “My colleague spotted him from a distance and moved ahead to flag him down by waving the baton,” said Lambhate. “But the rider revved up and almost knocked the policeman down. That’s when the baton hit the boy on the face by mistake. The police officer too is left with a swollen hand as bike almost came charging towards him.” Lambhate said no officer would injure anyone for a petty offence. “It was unintentional. But the biker should have stopped.”
2019-08-29One injured in multiple collision in Thane - The Hindu
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News Cities Mumbai Mumbai One injured in multiple collision in Thane Muskan Khator Mumbai, August 30, 2019 01:26 IST Updated: August 30, 2019 01:26 IST Share Article PRINT A A A Police inspect a car which was damaged when a truck rammed into it at Ghodbunder Road on Thursday.   Muskan Khator Mumbai, August 30, 2019 01:26 IST Updated: August 30, 2019 01:26 IST more-in Truck driver loses control; rams into school bus, cars An eight-year-old boy from Arunodya School was injured in an accident at Ghodbunder Road in Thane, when a truck collided with his school bus, and two other cars on Thursday morning. The incident took place near Brahmand junction, where the truck driver lost control of the vehicle at 8.15 a.m.Police said the driver, Ramprakash Rudranath Pal (40), was driving rashly and paying little attention to the road. He slammed his truck into the cars waiting at the signal, causing a traffic jam in the area. The traffic police and regional disaster management cell personnel controlled the situation and detained the accused, who was later arrested. The injured boy, Arjun Sapre, was sent to Titan Hospital in Manpada after he suffered minor head injuries.Ajit Rajaram Kakde (28), the driver of one of the cars, filed an FIR at Chitalsar police station, stating that his car was severely damaged. Mr. Pal was booked under Sections 279 (for rash driving or riding on public way) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 184 (driving dangerously) of the Motor Vehicles Act. He is in police custody till he is produced before court on Friday. Support quality journalism - Subscribe to The Hindu Digital SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER Submit Please enter a valid email address. 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2019-08-29Thane builder arrested in cheating case - Times of India
Thane builder arrested in cheating case Updated: Aug 29, 2019, 18:13 IST : THANE: A builder, accused of duping hundreds of flat-buyers, has been arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Navi Mumbai Police, an official said on Thursday. Anand Kadam (45) was arrested by the EOW from a rented flat in Thane's Ghodbunder Road area on Wednesday. He was produced before a court which remanded him in police custody for ten days, said senior inspector Shyam Shinde of the EOW. Kadam was the director of two firms, Style Realiance Construction Ltd and Real Buildcom Infrastructure, he said. The firms announced several housing projects in Thane and Raigad district and allegedly collected booking amounts from hundreds of buyers for flats, bungalows and bungalow plots, but none of the projects materialised. In June 2018, Vashi police in Navi Mumbai registered four separate cases against Kadam under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) and also under the Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act. Further probe is on, inspector Shinde added.
2019-08-29Thane: 11 children fall ill after anganwadi worker gives higher dose of medicine - The Indian Express
Thane: 11 children fall ill after anganwadi worker gives higher dose of medicine Updated: August 30, 2019 9:08:07 am : ELEVEN CHILDREN fell ill at Sogaon village in Thane’s Shahapur taluka on Wednesday evening after allegedly being administered a higher than usual dose of folic acid syrup at a state-run ashramshala. Six of the 11 children, who are out of danger, have been admitted at the Shahapur sub-district civil hospital. Shahapur tehsildar Ravindra Baviskar said that the children showed symptoms of dehydration and nausea. “The children are given multivitamins and folic acid every month by anganwadi workers. After having their dose on Wednesday, 11 children, between the age group of 11 to 12 years, fell ill and were rushed to the health centre in the village,” Baviskar added. While five children were allowed to go after being administered medicines, six had to be transferred to the hospital. “It has come forth that the anganwadi worker had accidentally given a higher than usual dosage to the children. The issue has been reported to the district health officer, who will decide what action, if any, will be taken against the worker. The children are out of danger and are under observation,” said Baviskar. The anganwadi workers, district officials said, are contractual workers, who perform such duties as part of the malnutrition eradication programme in the district. “Usually, all workers are trained. This might have been a mistake. We are looking into the matter. The safety of the children is of utmost importance,” a senior official said. The children hail from villages around Sogaon, and have been studying at the ashramshala, where they are given midday meals and also monthly dosage of medicines and food supplements, sources said.
2019-08-28KDMC to install trucks with water tanks for immersion - Times of India
KDMC to install trucks with water tanks for immersion Updated: Aug 29, 2019, 8:14 IST : KALYAN: In an attempt to facilitate household Ganeshotsav celebrations, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has come up with a new initiative called ‘Immersion of Ganesh Idol at Your Door’. KDMC officials said under the initiative, on an experimental basis, the civic body will install water tanks on decorated trucks in every ward, where household idols can be immersed. Thousands of households take out idols for immersion after a day and a half of the start of the festival. KDMC officials said the initiative will help reduce traffic on the roads during the festival. They said every year, more than 10,000 idols are immersed during the festival. Officials said this time, it will send out decorative trucks in each of the 10 city wards where devotees can immerse idols. Officials said if the initiative is successful, they will replicate it next year and include more such trucks. Madhuri Phopale, public relations officer, KDMC, said: “This is first time that we have come up with the concept of ‘Immersion of Ganesh Idol at Your Door’. Our trucks will be sent to each ward where people can immerse one-and-half-day idols near their homes.” The civic body has arranged for 223 CCTV cameras at immersion sites, 42 important junctions and elsewhere for security reasons in the twin Kalyan-Dombivli cities. Phopale said, “To ensure sufficient lights on the roads, KDMC has also arranged for 67 generators, 2,900 halogen lights and 82 lighting towers.” For the upcoming festival, KDMC commissioner Ganesh Bodle has directed civic officials to fix all potholes on roads. Kalyan city will have 30 immersion spots and Dombivli 40, many of which will be artificial ponds. This year, KDMC has given permission to 310 Sarvajanik mandals.
2019-08-28Thane: Couple held for duping jewellers with fake online purchase receipts - The Financial Express
Thane: Couple held for duping jewellers with fake online purchase receipts Published: August 28, 2019 7:21:27 PM : The Thane Police has arrested a man and a woman for allegedly cheating a number of jewellers by showing fake online transaction receipts. According to reports, the accused had fled with items worth lakhs of rupees. The duo – Pravin Dhillon (28) and his wife Pinki (24), was wanted in similar cases across Thane, Kalyan, and even Navi Mumbai. Both the accused were arrested on August 22, and were sent to police custody till August 31. “They committed a theft on July 30 in our jurisdiction. However, we have information that they are wanted for similar cases across Thane, Kalyan and even Navi Mumbai,” a police officer told Indian Express. According to reports, the duo went into jewellery stores posing a couple and use to state that they were about to get married and hence, shopping for wedding jewellery. According to the official, this was done to win the trust of the shopkeeper. The official further added that at the time of payment, the accused – Dhillon claims that he does not have enough cash and signed under a different name at each store. The duo also offered to pay using online transfer options and then showed them a forged online receipt claiming that they had done the same at previous jewellery stores. “The woman would then offer to pay using online transfer options and show an online receipt saying they had followed the same payment mode previously at other jewellery stores. By the time the shopkeeper would realize, the couple would flee with the items,” a police official told IE. In a similar case, an incident was reported at Punjab’s Ludhiana last year in which a case was registered against a couple for duping a jeweler by giving him fake currency notes of ‘Entertainment Bank of India’ for the purchase of 56 grams of gold jewellery worth Rs 1.90 lakh.
2019-08-28Two students from Thane bag silver at state judo championships - Hindustan Times
Two students from Thane bag silver at state judo championships Updated: Aug 29, 2019 01:01 IST : Hiten Butola, 16, and Apoorva Patil, 17, both residents of Thane, bagged silver medals in the state-level judo championship held in Jalgaon last week. More than 350 contestants participated in the 47th State Judo Championship held from August 23-25 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj District Sports Ground. Butola and Patil won silver in the cadet and juniors category. After the win, Patil was selected for the national championship that will be held at Imphal in Manipur. In November, she will go to London to participate in the international championship. Patil qualified on the virtue of points accumulated in all rounds. “I am elated ; however, I shall have to practise vigorously to ensure I perform well in the national and international championship,” said Patil. Both Patil and Butola are regulars at Saraswati Krida Sankul. But their coach Devisingh Rajput is upset that his students are not getting enough time to practise. “We conduct practice sessions thrice a week as students have to attend college as well; it becomes difficult for them to practise every day,” said Rajput. “However, they competed against students who practice regularly and this is a boost for our students,” he added. Rajput has been training Patil for the last seven years and Butola for five years.
2019-08-2811 tribal students of Thane Ashram school take ill after consuming dose of folic acid - United News of India
11 tribal students of Thane Ashram school take ill after consuming dose of folic acid Thane, Aug 28 (UNI) : At least 11 tribal children from an Anganwadi at Sogaon took ill after taking a dose of folic acid on Tuesday, sources said on Wednesday. The children complained of nausea and loose motion after taking the tonic dose, and were rushed to the primary health centre. Five of them, who were a bit serious, were rushed to the Shahapur rural hospital and are being treated there, Shahapur tehsildar Rvindra Baviskar said.
2019-08-28Thane police urge Ganesh mandals to help Maharashtra flood victims - India Today
Thane police urge Ganesh mandals to help Maharashtra flood victims UPDATED: August 28, 2019 12:00 IST : Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar has urged the Ganesh mandals in the city to avoid lavish celebrations this year and instead, contribute funds to help those affected by the recent floods in Maharashtra. Heavy rains and floods battered several areas of western Maharashtra and Konkan region earlier this month, with Kolhapur and Sangli districts bearing the maximum brunt. The deluge claimed around 58 lives in western Maharashtra. The 10-day long Ganesh festival will commence on September 2. It is one of the biggest festivals in Maharashtra and preparations are in full swing for celebrations this year, Phansalkar noted. "But, in view of the recent floods in Kolhapur, Sangli and other places, I appeal to the Ganesh mandals to reduce their expenses wherever possible and help the flood victims," the official said on Tuesday. He said the police would ensure smooth conduct of the Ganesh festival as well as Muharram, which would be observed on September 10. Phansalkar was speaking at a function to felicitate the Ganesh mandals which excelled in organising the festivities and spreading across a good message last year. Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde, Joint Commissioner of Police Suresh Mekhla and other senior police officials were present on the occasion.
2019-08-28GST Officials Arrest Maharashtra Businessman For Rs 24.55 Crore Tax Fraud - NDTV News
GST Officials Arrest Maharashtra Businessman For Rs 24.55 Crore Tax Fraud Updated: August 28, 2019 11:59 IST : Thane: A businessman has been arrested by Goods and Services Tax (GST) officials in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly evading taxes worth Rs 24.55 crore by fraudulently issuing invoices without actual supply of goods, an official said this morning. Acting on specific inputs, searches were conducted at three firms of businessman Bhavin Bharat Shah during which incriminating documents and sale/purchase invoices were found, a spokesperson of the Central GST and Excise department said. Mr Shah floated three firms, namely, M/s C B Shah and Co, M/s Padmavati Enterprise and M/s Maanya Impex, which were allegedly involved in the receipt of fake bills/invoices and issuance of invoices without the supply of actual goods. He allegedly availed wrong Input Tax Credit of Rs 24.55 crore on the basis of bogus invoices for Rs 136.38 crore without the actual supply of goods, the official said. "The payment for the said invoices was made through RTGS and the cash was received after deduction of commission of 50 per cent of the GST involved," he said. "Shah also admitted that he had issued invoices to various companies without the supply of goods or services on a commission basis of two per cent and three per cent of the value of goods," the spokesperson said.Following the searches, Mr Shah was arrested on Tuesday and booked under relevant sections. He was subsequently produced before a magisterial court which remanded him to judicial custody till September 9, the official added.
2019-08-28KDMC to install trucks with water tanks for immersion - Times of India
KDMC to install trucks with water tanks for immersion Updated: Aug 29, 2019, 8:14 IST : KALYAN: In an attempt to facilitate household Ganeshotsav celebrations, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has come up with a new initiative called ‘Immersion of Ganesh Idol at Your Door’. KDMC officials said under the initiative, on an experimental basis, the civic body will install water tanks on decorated trucks in every ward, where household idols can be immersed. Thousands of households take out idols for immersion after a day and a half of the start of the festival. KDMC officials said the initiative will help reduce traffic on the roads during the festival. They said every year, more than 10,000 idols are immersed during the festival. Officials said this time, it will send out decorative trucks in each of the 10 city wards where devotees can immerse idols. Officials said if the initiative is successful, they will replicate it next year and include more such trucks. Madhuri Phopale, public relations officer, KDMC, said: “This is first time that we have come up with the concept of ‘Immersion of Ganesh Idol at Your Door’. Our trucks will be sent to each ward where people can immerse one-and-half-day idols near their homes.” The civic body has arranged for 223 CCTV cameras at immersion sites, 42 important junctions and elsewhere for security reasons in the twin Kalyan-Dombivli cities. Phopale said, “To ensure sufficient lights on the roads, KDMC has also arranged for 67 generators, 2,900 halogen lights and 82 lighting towers.” For the upcoming festival, KDMC commissioner Ganesh Bodle has directed civic officials to fix all potholes on roads. Kalyan city will have 30 immersion spots and Dombivli 40, many of which will be artificial ponds. This year, KDMC has given permission to 310 Sarvajanik mandals.
2019-08-28Zomato delivery boys molest woman in Thane, held - Mumbai Mirror
Zomato delivery boys molest woman in Thane, held Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 12:21 IST : The arrested youths have been identified as Chotelal Soni and Gajanan Shinde. The city police on Tuesday arrested two Zomato delivery boys for molesting a woman in Thane on Monday evening. The incident took place near Brahmand Signal on Ghodbunder road at around 5:45 pm. The woman, a resident of Rabodi area was returning home on a bike after visiting Vedant hospital. When she reached Bramhand, one of the delivery boys started abusing her, while another molested and even attempted to hit her The traffic police on duty stopped the biker and later handed them to the beat marshals from Kaburbavdi police station. The arrested youths have been identified as Chotelal Soni (35) and Gajanan Shinde (29).
2019-08-28Thane: Couple dupes multiple jewellers showing fake online receipts, held - The Indian Express
Thane: Couple dupes multiple jewellers showing fake online receipts, held https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/couple-dupes-multiple-jewellers-showing-fake-online-receipts-held-5944214/ Cities Advertising Thane: Couple dupes multiple jewellers showing fake online receipts, held The couple, Pravin Dhillon (28) and his wife Pinki (24), would walk into jewellery stores posing as a couple that was about to get married and was shopping for wedding jewellery. By Express News Service |Thane | Updated: August 28, 2019 3:59:43 pm Top News Join duty immediately, work till resignation accepted, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan told Govt to start 75 medical colleges; FDI norms eased for single brand retail, digital media, manufacturing I went to jail 30 times, those who go to jail become leaders: Guv on detention of Kashmiri politicians The couple Pravin Dhillon (28) and his wife Pinki (24) were arrested on August 22 and sent to police custody till August 31 (Representational Image) Police have arrested a man and a woman for allegedly cheating multiple jewellers in Thane and nearby areas by showing fake online transaction receipts and fleeing with items worth lakhs. Advertising The couple, Pravin Dhillon (28) and his wife Pinki (24), hail from Dombivli, police said. “They committed a theft on July 30 in our jurisdiction. However, we have information that they are wanted for similar cases across Thane, Kalyan and even Navi Mumbai,” a police officer said. According to police, the couple would walk into jewellery stores posing as a couple that was about to get married and was shopping for wedding jewellery. “They would then choose gold and silver jewellery to win the trust of the shopkeeper,” an official said. Police said when it was time to pay, Dhillon, who signed under a different name at every store, would claim to not have cash. Advertising “The woman would then offer to pay using online transfer options and show an online receipt saying they had followed the same payment mode previously at other jewellery stores. By the time the shopkeeper would realise, the couple would flee with the items,” he added. The couple were arrested on August 22 and sent to police custody till August 31. HomeCitiesMumbaiThane: Couple dupes multiple jewellers showing fake online receipts, held Download the Indian Express apps for iPhone, iPad or Android news Horoscope RRB JE Admit Card 2019 Jio Fiber Broadband Registration GST Annual Return Kerala News ITR Filing 2019 RRB Paramedical Result 2019 Featured Express Data Express Research J&K Bifurcation Business As Usual Statutory provisions on reporting sexual offenses Trending Cricket News PKL 2019 WWE 2019 Pro Kabaddi 2019 Schedule Govt Jobs Tech News Mock Test The Group Ramnath Goenka Awards Indian Express Group 26-11 Financial Express Loksatta Jansatta Indian Express Languages ????? ????? ?????? ????? ????? Newsletter Follow Us © 2019 The Indian Express Ltd. All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy Advertise with us Subscribe Contact Us
2019-08-28Police bust gang instrumental in preparing bogus documents to get auto rickshaw permits from RTO - Mumbai Mirror
Police bust gang instrumental in preparing bogus documents to get auto rickshaw permits from RTO Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 15:45 IST : Thane crime branch sleuths have busted a racket wherein RTO batch and permits for auto rickshaw were being procured allegedly by using bogus documents. The police recently raided a shop in Bhiwandi where bogus domicile document, police character verification document and Aadhar card were being prepared. Two persons, including an RTO agent has been caught by the police in connection with the racket. According to the police, specific information was received that documents were being forged. These documents were then submitted in the Thane RTO office to get auto rickshaw batch and permits. The tip-off also included that the forgery was being done at a building near Dharamveer Dighe Chowk at Bhiwandi. The police then shared the said information with the officials of RTO officials and chalked out a plan to conduct a raid at the said spot on August 21. The two persons, who were allegedly caught red-handed while preparing the bogus documents, are identified as Kunal Dhumal (29), a resident of New Kaneri area of Bhiwandi and RTO agent Sarfaraz Ansari (37), a resident of Nizampura in Bhiwandi. "At the time of the raid, Dhumal was found forging a domicile certificate on his computer, which is seized. On analysing the computer we found many such forged documents," said a police source. The police are now probing if someone from within the RTO too was working in connivance with this racket. "Ansari is an RTO agent and possibility of him having played a crucial role in getting auto rickshaw batches and permits on the basis of bogus documents cannot be ruled out. We are now getting the list of those people who have got permits through this racket," the official said. The police had registered a case against Dhumal and Ansari under sections 34 (common intention), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of Indian Penal Code.
2019-08-28Businessman held for GST fraud - Times of India
Businessman held for GST fraud Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 9:11 IST : MUMBAI: Officals of the Central Goods and Service Tax, Thane, arrested a businessman, Bhavin Shah, on Tuesday for fraudulently availing input tax credit of Rs 24.55 crore. Shah, proprietor of Maanya Impex, had created three more firms in the name of his family members and availed input tax credit on the basis of invoices procured from various firms though no goods were supplied.
2019-08-28‘Raze 55 illegal structures on mangroves in Thane by Dec’ - Hindustan Times
‘Raze 55 illegal structures on mangroves in Thane by Dec’ Updated: Aug 29, 2019 00:05 IST : The Bombay high court (HC) has directed the collector of Thane district to carry out the demolition of 55 illegal structures that have cropped up on mangrove land in Mumbra and Diva. The collector has till the end of the year to complete the demolition, and submit a compliance report in January 2020. The structures in Mumbra include an extension to a police station. A division bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Bharati Dangre, while hearing the public interest litigation filed by Iraqi Arif, a social worker from Mumbra, was told by advocate Kayval Shah that mangroves had been cut indiscriminately since 2005. In his PIL, he had pointed to many instances where such activities had also taken place on state’s land. The court had in July directed the tehsildar to come up with a list of such properties where unauthorised destruction of mangroves had taken place. On Tuesday, the tehsildar submitted the list, wherein 24 properties in Mumbra and 31 in Diva were found in violation of mangrove land rules.The list enumerated structures that had been illegally built on government land which had been given to private persons and societies to build residential premises. The court then directed the collector to ensure that the unauthorised structures were demolished and work on restoration of the mangroves was undertaken on the said land by the end of the year. The bench also directed the collector to submit a compliance report by January 2020.
2019-08-28Thane police urge Ganesh mandals to help Maharashtra flood victims - Yahoo India News
Thane police urge Ganesh mandals to help Maharashtra flood victimsFree Press Journal28 August 2019ReblogShareTweetShareShareThane: Thane Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar has urged the Ganesh mandals in the city to avoid lavish celebrations this year and instead, contribute funds to help those affected by the recent floods in Maharashtra. Heavy rains and floods battered several areas of western Maharashtra and Konkan region earlier this month, with Kolhapur and Sangli districts bearing the maximum brunt. The deluge claimed around 58 lives in western Maharashtra. The 10-day long Ganesh festival will commence on September 2.It is one of the biggest festivals in Maharashtra and preparations are in full swing for celebrations this year, Phansalkar noted."But, in view of the recent floods in Kolhapur, Sangli and other places, I appeal to the Ganesh mandals to reduce their expenses wherever possible and help the flood victims," the official said on Tuesday. He said the police would ensure smooth conduct of the Ganesh festival as well as Muharram, which would be observed on September 10.Phansalkar was speaking at a function to felicitate the Ganesh mandals which excelled in organising the festivities and spreading across a good message last year. Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde, Joint Commissioner of Police Suresh Mekhla and other senior police officials were present on the occasion.ReblogShareTweetShareShareWhat to read nextGanesh Chaturthi 2019: Everything behind the Hindu festival from history, legends to significance and celebrationsFirstpostNo change in seat-sharing formula for Maharashtra assembly elections: Uddhav Thackeray confirmsFree Press JournalWeather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: Heavy rainfall likely in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, says IMDThe Indian ExpressKSRTC, South Western Railway offer special services ahead of festival seasonThe Indian ExpressQMumbai: Aaditya Thackeray To Tour Vidarbha; ED Takes On ChoksiThe QuintTirupati temple controversy: Jaganmohan diktat on non-Hindu staff explainedIndia TodayShah Faesal was not going to US to study: PoliceFree Press JournalPak minister warns of India-Pakistan war in October, NovemberAniVicky Kaushal SPILLING About His Past Relationships To Khaali-Peeli’s First Look, Here’s Top News Of The Day!Pop DiariesFlorida School Tells 9-Year-Old Girl to 'Cover Up' as Tank Top 'Distracts Boys'LatestlyCabinet clears 100% FDI in coal mining, associated infrastructureAniMalaika Arora Opens Up About Arjun Kapoor and Her Split with Arbaaz KhanNews18Story behind graphic photo of 'beautiful' woman covered in bloodYahoo India LifestyleArjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora Post Separate Pictures from the Same Location as They Vacay Together - See PicsLatestlyMRI machine death: Two BMC staffers found negligent after preliminary probeThe Indian ExpressCabinet approves Rs 6,268 crore export subsidy for 60 lakh tonnes of sugarAni
2019-08-28200 evacuated as building pillar develops crack - Times of India
200 evacuated as building pillar develops crac Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 9:16 IST : BHIWANDI: Around 200 residents were evacuated from a Bhiwandi building after one of the pillars developed a crack on Tuesday evening. After vacating the building, the Bhiwandi-Nizampura City Municipal Corporation cut power and water supply to the 15-year-old structure that was on the dangerous buildings list and sealed the premises, said Milind Parsule, public relations officer for the municipality. The ground-plus-four-storey building in the Gaibi Nagar area was owned by Ayaz Momin, said civic officials. Last year, the civic body had issued a notice to building after which the residents conducted a structural audit and as per the recommendations, carried out repairs. However, on Tuesday evening, they noticed a crack on one of the pillars and informed the civic body. Officials rushed to the spot and rescued the 45 families.
2019-08-2811 tribal students of Thane Ashram school take ill after consuming dose of folic acid - United News of India
11 tribal students of Thane Ashram school take ill after consuming dose of folic acidThane, Aug 28 (UNI) At least 11 tribal children from an Anganwadi at Sogaon took ill after taking a dose of folic acid on Tuesday, sources said on Wednesday.The children complained of nausea and loose motion after taking the tonic dose, and were rushed to the primary health centre.Five of them, who were a bit serious, were rushed to the Shahapur rural hospital and are being treated there, Shahapur tehsildar Rvindra Baviskar said.Please log in to get detailed story. 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2019-08-28Businessman in Thane held for Rs 24.55 crore tax fraud - News Today
Businessman in Thane held for Rs 24.55 crore tax fraud Posted on August 28, 2019 by PTI Thane: A businessman has been arrested by GST officials in Maharashtra’s Thane district for allegedly evading taxes worth Rs 24.55 crore by fraudulently issuing invoices without actual supply of goods, an official said today. Acting on specific inputs, searches were conducted at three firms of businessman Bhavin Bharat Shah during which incriminating documents and sale/purchase invoices were found, a spokesperson of the Central GST and Excise department said. Shah floated three firms, namely, M/s C B Shah and Co, M/s Padmavati Enterprise and M/s Maanya Impex, which were allegedly involved in the receipt of fake bills/invoices and issuance of invoices without the supply of actual goods. He allegedly availed wrong Input Tax Credit of Rs 24.55 crore on the basis of bogus invoices for Rs 136.38 crore without the actual supply of goods, the official said. “The payment for the said invoices was made through RTGS and the cash was received after deduction of commission of 50 per cent of the GST involved,” he said. “Shah also admitted that he had issued invoices to various companies without the supply of goods or services on a commission basis of two per cent and three per cent of the value of goods,” the spokesperson said. Following the searches, Shah was arrested on Tuesday and booked under relevant sections. He was subsequently produced before a magisterial court which remanded him in judicial custody till 9 September, the official added. NATION businessman bhavin bharat shah, businessman in thane held for rs 24.55 crore tax fraud, crime newstoday, input tax credit news, latest national news today, maharashtra gst officials PTI More Posts Post navigation ‘Cartoon Art’ book launched Sama Veda Upakarma on 2 September Search for:   POINT BLANK Archives         Latest PostsBJP slams Rahul for his comments on Kashmir situationTRS to focus on strengthening party organisationGanesh pandals to have QR code this time in HyderabadSC extends protection from arrest to ChidambaramChennaiites clean Nanmangalam forest areaSPORTSShubman Gill in focus as India A take on SA in ODI seriesKeemo Paul replaces Cummins in Windies’ squadThalaivas launches Sports injury centreRampant Nadal defeats Millman in US OpenNATIONBJP slams Rahul for his comments on Kashmir situationTRS to focus on strengthening party organisationGanesh pandals to have QR code this time in HyderabadSC extends protection from arrest to Chidambaram © 2019 News Today | First with the news. All rights reserved.
2019-08-2810 Tak Tak gang members face MCOCA charges - Times of India
10 Tak Tak gang members face MCOCA charges Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 9:19 IST : KALYAN: The Thane police invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) against ten members of an interstate Tak Tak gang. The accused were involved in over 50 cases across six states, including around 20 cases in the Thane commissionerate, said a source. The gang is infamous for diverting attention of motorists or passengers to steal their valuables. In June, an anti- robbery squad team, led by assistant police inspector Avinash Palde, caught the gang members near a nationalised bank in Kalyan, when they were there to allegedly commit a crime. Vivek Pansare, Thane deputy commissioner of police, zone 3, said: Our action is aimed at conveying a strong message to the criminals, as MCOCA charged accused will not get bail easily for years.
2019-08-28Now, February 2020 deadline for Kalyan bridge - Times of India
Now, February 2020 deadline for Kalyan bridge Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 9:20 IST : KALYAN: Residents of Kalyan will have to suffer traffic problems for six more months as MSRDC (Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation) has set a new deadline of February 2020 for completion of Patripul bridge. While demolishing the British-era bridge last August, MSRDC had claimed work would be completed in eight months. The bridge is a crucial connector between Kalyan city and Navi Mumbai as well as the east and west portions of the city. An MSRDC official said the bridge will be opened to public by February 2020. MSRDC officials have also put up a poster on Patripul bridge showing how the bridge will look once it is ready. The new deadline has upset citizens. Shakil Khan, a Patripul resident said, A one-minute journey takes over 30 minutes on the route.
2019-08-278 escalators at Thane station failed 108 times during 2018-19: CR - Hindustan Times
8 escalators at Thane station failed 108 times during 2018-19: CR Updated: Aug 28, 2019 06:36 IST : Eight escalators at Thane railway station failed 108 times during 2018-2019 – the highest in a year – according to Central Railway (CR) statistics. This was followed by seven escalators at Dadar which failed 101 times, six escalators at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) failed 98 times, four at Kalyan failed 85 times and two escalators at Dombivli failed 68 times. “Escalators are passenger amenities. There have been times when hand-held damage, unnecessary pressing of emergency buttons and throwing objects on the escalators have resulted in their failure. Commuters are requested to use them carefully,” said Shivaji Sutar, chief public relation officer, CR. Currently, CR also does not have enough man power to maintain these escalator, which leads to further delay in repairing them. “There is one person deputed on major railway stations to handle the escalators. However, there have been instances of multiple failures. We are planning to depute additional manpower at the railway stations,” a senior CR official said.
2019-08-27Maharashtra: BJP workers fill potholes in Ambernath - Times of India
Maharashtra: BJP workers fill potholes in Ambernath Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 23:07 IST : AMBERNATH: The BJP workers on Tuesday filled potholes on roads in Ambernath city in Maharashtra's Thane district where the Shiv Sena heads the civic body. The BJP workers claimed that AMC (Ambernath Municipal council) was not listening to their demands to fill the potholes. In the past the saffron party workers even held a protest demanding AMC to fill potholes before the Ganesh festival. Sumedh Bhavar, a BJP leader, said, Since AMC failed to fill potholes, we are spending our own money to fill them at Ambernath rail overbridge. We want the civic bocy to realise its duty. Ambernath city has many potholes causing inconvenience to residents. Last month a constable died after slipping inside a pothole.
2019-08-27Thane: Tribal technician from Badlapur invents generator which works without electricity or diesel - Mumbai Mirror
Thane: Tribal technician from Badlapur invents generator which works without electricity or diesel Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 13:44 IST : Ramchandra Khodka, a tribal residing in Chon village of Thane district's Badlapur, claims to have invented a generator which requires neither electricity nor diesel. He has named this machine 'Urja Kranti'. Ramchandra has claimed that Urja Kranti has the capacity to run four tubelights, a refrigerator and a television set. Apart from this, it can also be used to charge an electric car. After clearing his class 10 exams, Ramchandra pursued a welding course from the Indian Training Institute (ITI). He currently works as a technician at an ST bus depot in Karjat, near Mumbai. He designed this unique generator in a bid to avoid huge electricity bills. Urja Kranti is a powerless generator with a capacity of 500 watts. Its capacity can be increased up to 35 kVa. How does it work? A turbine-like machine has been used in this generator. To start the device, a battery or starter is required. When the turbine runs, the energy from it charges the battery, and it also generates electricity which can be used to run various electronic devices. The battery can be separated after this. The generator will still remain fully charged. Actually, the armature has been replaced in the generators that are being sold in the markets today. Urja Kranti has been developed using various things including capacitors and transformers. A small battery has been provided to start the generator. In addition, a paddle, rod or a handle is also provided to kick-start the machine. Application for patent : Urja Kranti is Ramchandra Khodka's original idea. He has applied for a patent under the name of Ramchandra Khodka Power System (E-2/1134/2016). Based on the principles of 'No magnet, no fuel, no electricity', Urja Kranti can be a great option. Moreover, the machine does not even require much maintenance. Features of the generator - No electricity bill - Can charge electric cars - Can run a pump for farming purposes
2019-08-27Thane police slap MCOCA charges against 10 members of Tak Tak gang - Times of India
Thane police slap MCOCA charges against 10 members of Tak Tak gang Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 21:38 IST : KALYAN: Thane police have slapped stringent Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) against ten members of interstate Tak Tak gang of which nine were arrested two months ago who are involved in over 50 cases across six states, including around 20 cases in Thane commissionerate in Maharashtra. The Tak Tak gang steals valuables by diverting attention of motorists or passengers. In June, the gang was caught by the Anti Robbery Squad, led by assistant police inspector Avinash Palde near a nationalised bank in Kalyan where it had come to commit crime. The arrested accused were Saloman Lajar Gogula (29), Iliaraj Keshavraj (30), Sanjay Naidu (25), Benjiman Irgaddinlla (26), Dasu Yedda (28), Arun Petla (24), Rajan Gogula (46), Mosha Yakub (30) and Daniel Akula (25). One gang member is still is on run. Vivek Pansare, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 3 of Thane police said, “Our action is aimed at conveying a strong message to the criminals as by slapping MCOCA charges the accused will not easily get bail for years.
2019-08-27Thane: Doctor arrested for swindling money from CM's relief fund - Daijiworld.com
Thane: Doctor arrested for swindling money from CM's relief fund Tue, Aug 27 2019 10:56:32 AM : Daijiworld Media Network - Thane (SR) Thane, Aug 27: The Mumbai crime branch arrested a Thane based doctor and his female partner for allegedly swindling money from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund which provides medical treatment to the underprivileged. Crime branch officials said Dr Anil Nagrale and his partner, Arthi Sigwan who claimed to have contacts in Mantralaya, had submitted fake medical papers of fictitious patients at Sharda Hospital in Thane and claimed around Rs 75 lac in the last three years. Mumbai police commissioner, Sanjay Barve said, "A high-level probe is underway and those involved in the racket will not be spared." Though the main aim of Chief Minister's Relief Fund is to provide immediate relief to people in distress (providing financial assistance to people affected by major natural calamities like flood, drought and fire accident), CM Fadnavis set up a special initiative called the Chief Minister's Medical Assistance Cell to help economically weaker citizens with funds for treatment of major diseases. The funds are disbursed to patients or through tie-ups with hospitals and trusts. As reported in TOI, the scam came to light when the assistant director of the health department called up Sharda Hospital to enquire about two patients admitted there who had sought financial aid under CM's Relief Fund. "Dr Bhavika Patel of the hospital told the official that no such patients were admitted in the hospital. Subsequently, the Mantralaya ordered a probe into the cases referred by Dr Nagarale for financial aid. 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2019-08-27MCOCA slapped on nine accused of dacoity, assault - Mumbai Mirror
MCOCA slapped on nine accused of dacoity, assaultYou are in an offline modeMCOCA slapped on nine accused of dacoity, assaultPTI | Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 10:22 ISTPrint this articleReduce font sizeIncrease font sizeShareRepresentational imageThane: Nine accused in nearly 35 cases of dacoity and assault have been booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by Thane police, an official said. They were wanted by police in Maharashtra's Thane, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Akola, Washim, Nagpur and Gondia districts, and Bijapur in Karnataka, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vivek Pansare told reporters on Monday evening. He said on June 24, a team of the police's anti- robbery cell nabbed the nine people from Kalyan-Murbad road in Thane while they were planning to rob a nationalised bank. Their interrogation and further probe revealed they were involved in as many as 35 offences, including dacoity, assault and attack on government servants, he said, adding the police also seized booty worth Rs 5.37 lakh from them. They have been booked under the MCOCA, and also under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Arms Act and the Maharashtra Police Act, Pansare said. Those arrested are Ilaiaraj Rajshekar (30), Sanjay Naidu (25) (both hailing from Chennai), Benzamin Irgadinalla (26), Dau Yedda (28), Solomon Gogula (29), Arunkumar Petla (24), Rajan alias Raja Gogul (46), Mosha Yakub Modha alias Petla (30) and Daniel Akula (25), (all from Andhra Pradesh). Search was on for their gang leader, Cinna Gogula, also belonging to Andhra Pradesh, the official said. RELATED NEWS14,000 flood-affected people from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa resc...Aug 13, 2019Could 300 Maharashtra police families become homeless in this rainy s...Jul 01, 2019Cyclone likely in Arabian Sea; strong winds to prevail over coasts of...Jun 09, 2019 Top 10 Term Insurance Plans in IndiaPolicybazaarUse the SAT to apply to universities in IndiaThe College BoardJoin Bangalore's 1st affordable luxury holiday clubRosetta by Ferns Shriram Luxor,Hennur Main Rd |2.5 BHK@77L+* |Save upto 15L*Shriram LuxorDancing sensation is now bedridden and going blind!Impact GuruBecome IoT-certified in just 11 months from BITS Pilani.BITS Pilani Luxury 2 & 3 BHK in South Bangalore with 40+ AmenitiesBrigade PLUMERIA LifestyleNSTSE 2020 is here! Register online today!Unified CouncilA Mutual Fund with all cap stocks nurtured for Minimum Risk!Sundaram Mutual FundFlats For Sale in Yelahanka Vajram Tiara BangaloreVAJRAM GROUPvivo S1 with 32MP Selfie Camera. Available now.vivoThis simple trick melts belly fat while you sleepNutralyfe
2019-08-27UMC outsources razing of buildings - Times of India
UMC outsources razing of buildings Updated: Aug 28, 2019, 9:15 IST : Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) has decided to appoint private contractor to demolish dilapidated buildings in Ulhasnagar city. UMC has already called tenders for the purpose. There are a total of 21 very dangerous and 214 dangerous buildings in Ulhasnagar.
2019-08-27Demolition of Thane ashram inside forest begins - Times of India
Demolition of Thane ashram inside forest begins Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 5:34 IST : MUMBAI: Demolition of an illegal ashram in Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thane forest area finally began on Monday, amid tight police security. The action came three months after the Supreme Court directed the Maharashtra government to raze Balayogi Shri Sadanand Maharaj Ashram, that covers over half a hectare of wildlife sanctuary, for violation of environment laws. NGO Conservation Action Trust was forced to approach the SC in January after the state government, for over a decade, dragged its feet on a central empowered committee (CEC) report which had concluded that the Sadanand Ashram Trust had in “brazen violation of Forest Conservation Act and Wildlife Protection Act not only entrenched themselves inside the sanctuary, but also undertook series of illegal activities in violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act”. On Monday, the 6-km road leading to the ashram was closed and heavy police security deployed from the entrance of the sanctuary located on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway. However, protesting devotees of Sadanand Maharaj put the government on the back foot. Then, the trust itself pulled down an under-construction ground-plus-one storey structure that was to be a lodging and boarding facility. Sources said around 5,000 policemen from across the state will monitor the situation on Tuesday, when the state will raze the temple on the ashram premises. The ashram had occupied the forest land in the 70s, while the area was declared a reserved sanctuary in 2003. In 2004, the Bombay Environment Action Group and its member Debi Goenka had filed a plea before the CEC in Delhi alleging degradation and threat to wildlife in the sanctuary due to alleged encroachment by the ashram. The CEC, in its report of 2008-09, had recommended relocation of the ashram to Shahapur taluka of Thane district after concluding that the trust had in violated environment laws. On May 7, while hearing an interim application filed by Goenka’s Conservation Action Trust in January, the SC directed the state government to “take action of demolition” of Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram before July 22. But the state missed the deadline and cited heavy rain as reason for failure to comply with order. The SC then extended the deadline to August 31.
2019-08-27Maharashtra: MCOCA slapped on nine accused of dacoity, assault - India Today
Maharashtra: MCOCA slapped on nine accused of dacoity, assault UPDATED: August 27, 2019 11:41 IST : Nine accused in nearly 35 cases of dacoity and assault have been booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by Thane police, an official said. They were wanted by police in Maharashtra's Thane, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Akola, Washim, Nagpur and Gondia districts, and Bijapur in Karnataka, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vivek Pansare told reporters on Monday evening. He said on June 24, a team of the police's anti-robbery cell nabbed the nine people from Kalyan-Murbad road in Thane while they were planning to rob a nationalised bank. Their interrogation and further probe revealed they were involved in as many as 35 offences, including dacoity, assault and attack on government servants, he said, adding the police also seized booty worth Rs 5.37 lakh from them. They have been booked under the MCOCA, and also under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Arms Act and the Maharashtra Police Act, Pansare said. Those arrested are Ilaiaraj Rajshekar (30), Sanjay Naidu (25) (both hailing from Chennai), Benzamin Irgadinalla (26), Dau Yedda (28), Solomon Gogula (29), Arunkumar Petla (24), Rajan alias Raja Gogul (46), Mosha Yakub Modha alias Petla (30) and Daniel Akula (25), (all from Andhra Pradesh). Search was on for their gang leader, Cinna Gogula, also belonging to Andhra Pradesh, the official said.
2019-08-27Maharashtra: Villages to Boycott Enumeration Process Over Census Excluding OBC Data - The Wire
Maharashtra: Villages to Boycott Enumeration Process Over Census Excluding OBC Data 27/AUG/2019 : Wada, Maharashtra: After the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced it would not include the OBC caste data in the 2021 census, several villages in Thane and Palghar districts decided to protest the move. Within two weeks of the announcement, nearly 100 villages across the two districts passed a resolution to boycott the enumeration process, unless the OBC population is counted and a caste-based census is conducted. The enumeration process for the 2021 census is likely to begin in a few months. At Valshet village in Shahpur taluka, gram panchayat representatives and residents met on August 21. The agenda was clear. “We wanted to discuss what is in store for the OBC communities. Since 1931, the census has not counted the OBC population. What is assumed is from nearly 90-year-old data. So, we passed a resolution boycotting the enumeration in the current form,” Ramesh Nichite told The Wire. OBCs constitute almost 100% of his village, where more than 700 people live. There are also one or two families from the Katkari community, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG). The resolution to boycott the enumeration process states, “Refusing to collect data on the OBC community in the census would mean denying the constitutional right provided under Article 340 to over 60% population of this country.” Under Article 340 of the Constitution, the president of the country is to appoint a commission to look into the social and educational backwardness of the OBC communities. “But how do you investigate our condition, and further improve it without even knowing how many of us exist,” asks Prakash Patil, a school teacher in Mumbai and a resident of Shahpur in Thane district. His village, Dahivali, also passed a resolution to boycott the process. Show of solidarity These efforts and the show of solidarity by OBC communities across the two districts have helped the campaign gain momentum. Several other villages have also joined the protest. In one week, at least 50 villages passed similar resolutions, just from Shahpur taluka of Thane district. This growing awareness among the OBC communities, Hiraman Valimbe, says is the “OBC Sangharsh Mohim” (OBC struggle campaign). His wife Sadhana Valimbe, sarpanch of Dahivali, held a meeting in her village of over 1,700 persons to explain the “rights denied to the community in the absence of census data”. “There is specific data for both the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the country. But the government does not have proper estimates of the largest section of this country,” she told The Wire. To take the protest forward, over 1,000 villagers from several talukas of Thane and Palghar districts met at Wada taluka on Sunday for the “OBC Janjagruti Samiti”. They discussed the need for a caste-based census and the inclusion of OBC caste data into the census. This was the second such meeting in the past month. “If you aren’t counted, you don’t exist. You need to demand your visibility first to be able to ask for what belongs to you rightfully,” explained Sunil Deore, at the meeting. Deore is a Raigad-based social activist and a crusader fighting for the OBC castes’ inclusion in the census data. In his speech, Deore spoke about several instances in the past when caste-based data collection could have been initiated but was sabotaged by the ruling parties. He referred to several commissions, set up both in the pre-independence and post-independence era, and the reasons why the OBC communities were earlier included in the census but were dropped after 1931. “The data that the government is relying on is pre-independence, and Pakistan was still a part of India at that time. If 30% of colonial-era India has gone to Pakistan, our population has to be computed again. Our share will also go up from the previous estimation of 52%, to over at least 60%. But to be able to prove this, we need new data,” he said. Socio-Economic Caste Census In 2011, the UPA government undertook the Socio-Economic Caste Census to get data on the caste and economic status of every household in the country. This was done as a separate exercise on completion of the census enumeration process. The Registrar General of India (RGI) and the ministries of rural development and housing and poverty alleviation were involved. While the government released the socio-economic data from the census in 2015, the caste data has not been released. The 1931 census pegged the OBC population at 52%, the Scheduled Castes at 15.5% and the Scheduled Tribes at around 7%. Even in the absence of any recent empirical or scientifically derived data, the Supreme Court in 1993 limited OBC reservation to 27%, which activists say is less than a half the actual OBC population. The 2011 census data showed an exponentially high number of castes, around 46 lakh. Calling the data faulty, many experts have pointed to using unscientific methods and the enumerators’ inability to sift through the sub-castes and gotras as commonly mentioned by people when asked about their caste identities. The government too termed the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data as an “errored” one, withholding it from the public. Even though the upcoming enumeration process is a few months away, the MHA started the pre-tests on August 12, which is scheduled to be completed by September 30. In Maharashtra, work has already begun in Jiwati taluka of Chandrapur district. Government officials have confirmed that over 70% of the work has been completed in the region. In Thane district, Badlapur town has been chosen for the pre-test. However, the work is yet to commence. The new format has substantial changes, with additions such as details of internet connection and the “other” category in the gender column.
2019-08-2760-year-old man may be Thane’s 4th dengue victim this season - Hindustan Times
60-year-old man may be Thane’s 4th dengue victim this season Updated: Aug 28, 2019 00:43 IST : A 60-year-old man died of suspected dengue at a private hospital in Thane on Sunday. This is the fourth suspected dengue death in Thane since July. Pramod Kadam, a resident of Kharkar Ali area in Thane (West), was admitted to the hospital on August 20 after he had high fever. Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) heath department said they are investigating into the death and will conduct a survey of the area where Kadam lived. Kadam’s son Omkar said, “My father had fever and chills and was admitted to a private hospital in Mahagiri. We later shifted him to Lifeline Hospital in Khopat. On August 22, his condition deteriorated and he passed away on Sunday. He was tested positive for dengue.” Kadam said that recently an old house was demolished in their area and debris was left at the site, making it a mosquito-breeding spot. Health officer of TMC Anirudha Malgaonkar said, “As of now, it is a suspected dengue death. The patient was immunoglobulin G (IgG) positive, which shows an old infection. He had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and had a kidney ailment.” Malgaonkar added, “We have started a door-to-door survey of the area and have also collected water samples. We will investigate into the death to confirm the reason.” More than 53 confirmed cases of dengue were recorded in the city since January, out of which, 11 cases were recorded in August. In July, the city recorded two suspected dengue death. On July 18, a 15-year-old girl from Dyaneshwar Nagar had died, while on July 15, a 60-year-old resident of Dyaneshwar Nagar had died of suspected dengue in Thane.
2019-08-27Doctors ill, filthy Kalwa hospital in Thane to blame: Dean - Hindustan Times
Doctors ill, filthy Kalwa hospital in Thane to blame: Dean Updated: Aug 28, 2019 00:44 IST : After five doctors of Chhatrapati Shivaji Hospital, known as Kalwa hospital, were detected with dengue, the shabby condition of the hospital was discussed in the general body meeting of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on Tuesday. Earlier, the hospital dean had said the hospital is strewn with garbage and scrap. Dengue spread because of the moth-infested and leaking building, said Sandhya Khadse, dean of the civic-run hospital. Khadse said, “It is true that five of our doctors were detected with dengue in the past one week, due to the conditions in which they work here. The hospital building is 25 years old. The walls are filled with fungus, ducts are old and cracked. Despite demand for repair work, it has not been undertaken.” The statement did not go down well with the ruling party and the administration of TMC, who first pointed fingers at each other and then targeted the dean for revealing the condition to the media. Naresh Mhaske, leader of the opposition, claimed that the administration is solely responsible for the hospital’s condition. “We have approved all proposals related to development of the hospital. How can a dean, who is part of the administration, give such a statement to the media?” Additional municipal commissioner Sameer Unhale chose to remain mum on the issue and said an inquiry would be initiated into the reason for the hospital’s condition.
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2019-08-26E-challan for rider sans helmet leads cops to stolen bike in Thane - Times of India
E-challan for rider sans helmet leads cops to stolen bike in ThaneE-challan for rider sans helmet leads cops to stolen bike in ThaneShrutika Sukhi | TNN | Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 5:30 ISTConstable Pawar who stopped biker Sudarshan Waghmar THANE: The traffic police’s digital e-challan system helped nab an alleged bike thief in Thane recently. It was a routine street patrol for traffic violations when the biker, Sudarshan Waghmare, who was riding without a helmet and licence, was spotted at Kalwa last week by by constable Jaywant Pawar who is attached to the Kalwa traffic police post. “I spotted the biker riding without a helmet and flagged him down near Vitawa,” said constable Pawar. When I asked for his licence, he said he had forgotten it at home as he had left in a hurry. So, I took his picture on the digital e-challan and charged him a fine.” What helped trail the biker was a little clue he gave the constable in passing. “The biker mentioned to me that he was on his way near Masunda lake where he said he is pursuing a course at an academy,” said Pawar. In the meantime, the e-challan for the traffic violation was sent out to the cellphone number that had been registered against the bike registration number. This number turned out to be that of the rightful owner of that bike, Subhash Kule. No sooner had the e-challan with the photo of the bike reached Kule, via a text message, Kule was surprised on receiving it because his bike had been stolen from near his residence in Kolsewadi at Kalyan in July. He had even lodged a complaint at Koleswadi police station. He promptly called up the police to report the message he had received and a team swung into action. 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2019-08-26E-challan for rider sans helmet leads cops to stolen bike in Thane - Times of India
E-challan for rider sans helmet leads cops to stolen bike in Thane Updated: Aug 27, 2019, 5:30 IST THANE: The traffic police’s digital e-challan system helped nab an alleged bike thief in Thane recently. It was a routine street patrol for traffic violations when the biker, Sudarshan Waghmare, who was riding without a helmet and licence, was spotted at Kalwa last week by constable Jaywant Pawar who is attached to the Kalwa traffic police post. “I spotted the biker riding without a helmet and flagged him down near Vitawa,” said constable Pawar. When I asked for his licence, he said he had forgotten it at home as he had left in a hurry. So, I took his picture on the digital e-challan and charged him a fine.” What helped trail the biker was a little clue he gave the constable in passing. “The biker mentioned to me that he was on his way near Masunda lake where he said he is pursuing a course at an academy,” said Pawar. In the meantime, the e-challan for the traffic violation was sent out to the cellphone number that had been registered against the bike registration number. This number turned out to be that of the rightful owner of that bike, Subhash Kule. No sooner had the e-challan with the photo of the bike reached Kule, via a text message, Kule was surprised on receiving it because his bike had been stolen from near his residence in Kolsewadi at Kalyan in July. He had even lodged a complaint at Koleswadi police station. He promptly called up the police to report the message he had received and a team swung into action. Officers from Kalyan police station contacted traffic constable Pawar to get details of the biker. The police said they nabbed him near Masunda lake and confiscate4d the two-wheeler. The traffic police said that the e-challan system has benefited them and even the police to nab offenders. Traffic police inspector Manohar Avhad said that digital e-challans have not even helped us take strict action against repeat offenders but even helped in nabbing the ones who have stolen the vehicle. “At times, when we stop an offender and see that he or she is riding someone else’s bike not registered under the person’s name, we immediately check the vehicle papers,” said Avhad. “If we find anything suspicious, we inform the police about it.”
2019-08-26Thane has most polluting industries in state: Govt data - The Indian Express
Thane has most polluting industries in state: Govt data Published: August 27, 2019 1:47:46 am : Thane has the highest number of polluting industries in the state at 48, followed by Aurangabad with 20 units, according to data released by the government’s ‘star rating’ programme to evaluate air pollution in areas of Maharashtra. The programme, launched by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) in 2017, discloses information on industrial particulate matter (PM) emissions, a widespread air pollutant. PM10 and PM2.5 considered above safe limits include particles that are small enough to penetrate our windpipe and lungs. The MPCB rates industries on a scale of one to five stars. The least polluting industries are rated five stars and the most polluting get one star. Since June 2017, the MPCB has till date analysed 414 industries spread across 32 districts. While 175 fall into the category of most polluting industries, 82 are the least polluting. Of the 82, the highest number of industries are found in Raigad at 23, followed by 13 in Kolhapur. The ratings are based on the average concentration of their latest stack samples (emissions from the chimney) for particulate matter. Across 11 sectors, textile tops the chart as the most polluting in the state with 41 industries. Sugar and distilleries found in Aurangabad, Kolhapur and Sangli, among others, are a close second with 40 units falling in the most polluting category. The programme is jointly run by the MPCB, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC-India) and a few other institutes. “Every three months, the MPCB releases a report card for all the industries under its ambit. It also sends out notices to the most polluting industries and gives them three months to comply with pollution control norms,” said Ishan Choudhary, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, EPIC-India. Following complaints about pollution from biomedical waste units, the state government included it as the 11th sector under its purview last week. The MPCB also launched 23 continuous air quality monitoring stations in June — there are now 101 such stations in the state. MPCB plans to add 100 more such stations within a year. Along with the industry rating, the state pollution control board also publishes city rating cards on its portal.
2019-08-26Training via broadcasting: Thane Rural bags smart policing awards - Free Press Journal
Training via broadcasting: Thane Rural bags smart policing awards Thane: The Thane (Rural) police became the proud recipients of two Smart Policing awards instituted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at the annual conference on Homeland Security 2019 in New Delhi. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitender Singh presented the awards on Friday. While the Smart Cop initiative by former ASP Atul Kulkarni bagged the FICCI prize for innovation, the e-project of developing and adopting a digital platform for imparting “Training to Police Personnel via Live Broadcasting” won the Special Jury Award in the Training and Capacity building category. Former IG (Konkan Range) Naval Bajaj had chalked out the road map for broadcasting system, which boasts of enhanced security features and offers a safer and time saving alternative. This apart from trimming unnecessary expenses, it keeps police personnel updated at the click of a mouse. SP Dr. Shivaji Rathod said, “earlier, our staff had to travel far-off places to attend mandated skill sharpening sessions and refresher courses which not only had classroom limitations but also caused manpower shortage for day-to-day policing. But now with the successful launch of a broadcasting unit at our district headquarters, larger batches are trained at a time through web-casting technology.” “Training modules on skill sharpening and other aspects of investigations are prepared by expert police officials for imparting lectures on various subjects via web casting to trainees who are sent invitations on their e-mails to participate on a specified date and time at their own workplace online,” informed Dy. SP- Shantaram Valvi. Various law enforcing agencies across the country have acknowledged the ingenuity and far-sightedness of the smart solutions adopted by the Thane (rural) police.Reeling under crunch While the official number of personnel right from the station in-charge to constables stands at around 555, holidays and sick-leave, further narrow the manpower down by 100, limiting the actual strength of on-duty cops to just 450, thus exposing the abysmal police-to-population ratio of a city which has already crossed 14-lakh, in addition to a floating populace averaging 3 lakh.
2019-08-26Thane: Two arrested for posing as cops, robbing man in Kalyan - Times of India
Thane: Two arrested for posing as cops, robbing man in Kalyan Updated: Aug 26, 2019, 23:33 IST : KALYAN: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly posing as policemen and stealing cash from a man whom they checked for carrying drugs after threatening him at Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district on Sunday. The accused have been identified as Amit Narvekar (40) and Prashant Satvidkar (49). The police said that duo targeted Rajesh Sarode, on June 22, who was returning home from the station when the accused approached him near skywalk, saying they had learnt that he was carrying drugs and wanted to check. Kalyan region assistant commissioner of police Anil Powar said, The accused, in the name of checking drugs, would steal cash from victims and, by diverting attention, would flee.” Following the Sarode's incident, the cop with the help of the CCTV footage tracked the accused and arrested the duo. Deputy commissioner of police, Kalyan zone, Vivek Pansare, said, By arresting the duo, we have solved two cases.
2019-08-26The Story Of An Environment Crusader’s Fight To Save More Than 5000 Trees In Thane - Youth Ki Awaaz
The Story Of An Environment Crusader’s Fight To Save More Than 5000 Trees In Thane From a corporate job to a photographer, to a full-time activist, Rohit Joshi’s journey has been an interesting and an arduous one. Few people taking up the cudgels for change, as Rohit did, can inspire thousands more. What started out as simple wildlife photography excursions led to deep insights into the extent of environmental degradation occurring in the city of Thane and the rest of Mumbai. Impressed by an award-winning photograph of an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher clicked by his friend, he, too, launched on a mission to click it. This migratory bird makes a nest in the same burrow where it had built it the previous year. He and his friend waited around that same tree for a lot of hours for a chance sighting and a picture. But they weren’t able to see it even once in the days that they waited. When they tried to ask experts, he said that all the litter that is being collected in the Yeoor forest is responsible for the absence of the kingfisher. Upon further investigation, they found that there is a lot of garbage which flows in from the nullahs (drains) and gets collected in the forest. This was obstructing the cycle of this migratory bird. This proved to be a turning point for Rohit. He started conducting research and realised that the problems of habitat destruction and human encroachment was taking a heavy toll on the environment. Shocked, he and his friends decided to do something about it. For the whole year, they ran a cleanliness campaign and got volunteers to clean up the dirtiest spots in Yeoor regularly. They were ecstatic to see that the bird came back the next year. With this proof, his faith deepened that if they decide to do something then they can bring about a sizeable impact. So their interest in this field deepened. They continued to conduct research and study more on this subject. After this point, he formed an organisation called ‘Yeoor Environment Society’ or YES which is an umbrella organisation, and all the NGOs working on the environment are part of it, from Mumbai and Thane. As part of their action plan, they met the tribals living near the forest and told them that even they should be a part of this clean-up mission. Their expertise and knowledge can effectively be utilised to take this movement forward. The tribals supported this wholeheartedly and together, they met other citizens to create awareness. The school-children staying there was also a target group. Rohit said, “They were explained that this forest is yours, you only have to protect it and if the urban people are trying to destroy it then please stop them. We tried to teach people that respect nature and the forest when they go there for outings and not to destroy it.” Green Gatari The Indian festival of ‘Gatari’ was proving to be especially destructive to forests like Yeoor due to revelers. YES Foundation started an event called ‘Green Gatari’ which is in stark contrast to the Gatari celebrated traditionally, where people drink to their hearts content, go to a waterfall and create a lot of garbage and throw thermocol plates, glasses, etc. Rohit said, “We created awareness about this harmful effect and told more people to not do this. We got an amazing result and last year, we found a decrease in the number of tourists going there for parties by 90%. Now we go there and hold tree plantation and clean-up drives. Now when you visit the same place after 7 years, you will see the presence of police and also the forest department has sealed 70% of the path going leading to that place. You see the preservation happening and the wildlife inside prospering. Now you wont see any plastic or trash inside it. This was a very big achievement for us and this has inspired us to try and replicate this elsewhere too.” The Fight To Save Trees In Thane Rohit’s passion for the environment has led him to support and take up other causes which no one else was ready to address. Two years ago, he had filed a petition to stop debris from being dumped into nullahs in Mumbai. According to Coastal regulation Zone regulations (CRZ), some activities are banned from being done in coastal zones. The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) under their ‘Smart City’ program, did some projects and some 260 crore Rupees were spent. But they started dumping heavy amounts of debris from the construction in the CRZ notified areas, especially the wetlands in 13 spots in Thane. Rohit and his friend met and wrote to several departments like Maritime Board, CRZ authority, the police, the Zilla Parishad, that this was unlawful according to what the CRZ regulations say. Rohit remembers, “For two months we followed up a lot with these departments and explained. We told them about the harm that would come due to such reckless action but they weren’t in any mood to listen.” This bore no fruit and they went to Bombay High Court on July 2017. Mumbai, since some years, has had bad patches of waterlogging during monsoons which brought the city to a standstill. Thane also was suffering the same fate. In 2017, a big stretch of the highway in Ghodbunder road near Gaimukh was shut one day due to a lot of waterlogging. “I have been telling this exact same thing to these concerned departments but they didn’t do much. Due to this event, people staying there had to undergo a lot of difficulties. A lot of vehicles were destroyed. This is the reason that these illegal activities, of dumping debris in sensitive areas, were prohibited. The rules are meant for us, for our benefit, but some unscrupulous elements and general ignorance has led to a heavy loss of property, life, and nature. That is why I finally filed a petition in High Court” he said. “The High Court on the first day of filing the petition itself instructed the TMC to stop all activities. They asked the TMC if they could stop all the dumping and tell the reason why it was happening?” Rohit said. They replied saying that there is debris of certain hutments and construction that was there at that spot. Rohit and his friend gave videos they had shot, to the court about trucks filled with soil and debris actually going there and dumping every single day. The HC saw the lies that TMC was telling. The High Court instructed the TMC to submit a detailed report in 3 weeks. Similarly, in an area called Kopri in Thane, dumping used to happen regularly, which Rohit noticed when he used to go there for bird watching. This is an area which has a rich cover of mangroves. He complained and after a few days, he saw a pukka road (cemented road) being built there. He then decided that some serious action had to be taken. The TMC gave in writing that they weren’t doing it and they didn’t know who was. “I brought up the same matter with the Wetland committee. There were lots of cases related to wetland destruction. The High court again made a committee, put a lot of important people and experts in it and they gave authority to them to look after this case.” Rohit says. This committee gave TMC enough time to explain and also to remove the debris. When they didn’t do it, they set a deadline of two months and within this period they were asked to remove the 11,000 metric tonnes of debris which was lying there. For two months day and night work was happening there and the TMC was compelled to remove it all. As a precaution, TMC had to install Cctv cameras in that location. Anyone attempting to dump debris would immediately be recorded, and the police would reach to arrest them. They also installed barricades so that no heavy vehicles could enter the area. Due to Rohit’s efforts, new mangrove saplings flourished and regenerated, and whatever destruction of mangroves happened was nullified to some degree. This is an achievement. Rohit exclaimed, “Nature has the capacity to regenerate. You just have to stop interfering with nature and we, humans have to stop interfering with it.” How To Save 5000 Trees Rohit’s petition was responsible for more than 5000 trees being prevented from being cut. In October 2017, a ‘Tree authority’ was formed, and about 5626 trees were sanctioned to be cut for some development project. “Right now Thane city has approximately 5,00,000 trees and about 1% of them would have been cut due to decisions taken in just one meeting,” he said. Its members had the responsibility to go and see whether any trees really needed to be cut, how many there are, and how to suitably preserve the ones which don’t require hacking. They were also supposed to give suggestions in the development project- changes in alignment, design, etc. “No one really tried to save the trees. This was my biggest issue. If you are an expert, you should have objected to that decision” Rohit said. He decided that he will have to challenge this. If experts were not talking about it much, then maybe we don’t need these experts, he thought. “When I started researching into these so-called experts’ background, I realised that they are not really experts but political party workers. Whereas the HC mentioned that the experts that should be on the panel should be the nominated members from NGOs. They even gave criteria about qualifications, these people didn’t have them. That’s why they absolutely didn’t have any insight into what harm can come if the trees are hacked. As I am a Thanekar, I felt that it is my duty to challenge it. The court decided that whatever has happened, it is illegality,” he says. The court observed this, stopped the hacking, and thus 5626 trees were saved. “Next time when the tree authority meets, it will at least think a 100 times about hacking mindlessly. They will feel that even if even one tree gets hacked, some Thanekar will raise their voice. I am not just doing this for me but for the upcoming generation,” he says. Save Aarey Movement He is also part of the Save Aarey movement happening in Mumbai and is one of its chief petitioners. The movement intends to stop the Metro car shed that is being built there by the government. Aarey forest is an eco-sensitive zone and the government is in the process build a car shed there. The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) permission needs to be taken for such plans. It is home to hundreds of endangered species. MUMBAI, INDIA – OCTOBER 2: Residence of Aarey colony and Aam Aadmi Party members protest against Maharashtra govt. for tree cutting to make Metro shed construction at Aarey Colony, on October 2, 2018 in Mumbai, India. The activists filed a petition to stop the indiscriminate premature felling of trees inside Aarey Colony till permissions have been obtained to construct metro car shed/metro station. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) “All we were saying was that choose a place where there are no trees which will be cut. Do it in some wasteland. Take the land which is already in your possession, why are you cutting the forest? Save Aarey is a citizens movement. The core committee sat down and we checked the alignment of the plan, the metro, distance and where does the car shed come in the entire alignment of the plan, etc. We did a detailed study and gave a proposal to the government, that there are about 7 spaces available to the government which are in exact alignment in the metro line and route. So don’t make it there but preserve the bio-diversity of this forest and make it in these other alternative sites. Aarey colony is the last remaining lung of Bombay. It is actually 1/4th part of Mumbai. They could have used other pieces of land. The biggest point is that the BMC has written in their proposal that if they build the shed in Aarey, they will also be able to use it for development in future as they will get some scope for it. This means that they have thought of destructing it further. So as a citizen, I am really concerned and this is not sustainable development” says Rohit. They had moved NGT and also the High Court. For the last 4.5 years, the Save Aarey group has been able to stall the government from constructing there. It is still a work in progress and still a people’s movement where thousands of citizens have come together and protest from time to time. He wishes and hopes that it will come in favour of the city. When asked about the nature of development and the path that it is taking in our country, Rohit said, “When we are talking about the environment, it is also about peace of mind and not just nature. We need newer ideas to make the efforts sustainable. It’s important to start growing vertically now, instead of horizontally. Whatever norms are there, they need to be changed, there need to be rules such that there is balance and that it shouldn’t harm the environment and the ideas of development should be met. This goal is attainable, it is possible.” “People don’t really want to get into activism. They tend to be happy to see others take up the issue. The social problems that exist now, the problems that are around, it is important to fight them. The public doesn’t prefer fighting it themselves. That’s why they feel that someone else…” he says. The ‘Tree Act‘ He tells that “Now it is the need of the hour to do some ‘Individual social responsibility’ instead of ‘Corporate social responsibility’. There are a lot of things that an individual can do. If as an alert citizen you see some trees being cut, then what can you do about it? The ‘Tree Act’ protects all trees whether they are in a Municipal location or in housing societies. If they need to be cut, then there are some guidelines stipulated. You should ask for permission. If they aren’t showing you any letter of permission then you immediately need to dial 100 and inform the police. Then the police will check, the concerned department will be informed and legal action will be taken against it. For people who want to get into activism but cite the reason of not having time, they can at least write an email to the concerned authority about such acts of environmental destruction, or give some of their time to NGOs or people working on this issue and bolster the movement. There are always ways to contribute”. Rohit Joshi was just an ordinary man but seeing the destruction of precious nature around him made him into an activist. His story proves that if you have the fire in you, you can light up the world and create a blazing impact. May there be more like Rohit amongst us!
2019-08-26'No Measures to Protect Staff from Mosquito-borne Diseases': 8 Doctors from Thane Hospital Admitted for D... - News18
'No Measures to Protect Staff from Mosquito-borne Diseases': 8 Doctors from Thane Hospital Admitted for Dengue Updated:August 26, 2019, 5:48 PM IST : Eight doctors from the radiology department of the civic-run Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, also known as the Kalwa hospital in Thane have been admitted to the ICU suffering from dengue. The incident has forced the hospital to turn away patients in need of sonography, revealed a Mumbai Mirror report. Dengue is spread by infected mosquitoes, usually the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus varieties. All eight doctors, suffering from dengue, reported being sick around three days back, escalating fears that the hospital has become a breeding ground for the mosquito-borne disease. One of the busiest hospitals in the eastern suburbs of Maharashtra - Kalwa hospital - had to turn away patients who come in for sonography as all the eight doctors were the ones who operated the sonography machine. The Mumbai Mirror report further revealed that back in 2016, a person had died due to dengue in the hospital as well. Speaking to the publication, a senior doctor revealed that every year, around 20 doctors at the hospital suffer from dengue. However, precautionary measures to protect staff from the mosquito-borne disease have not been put into place, the doctor further revealed. Notably, the doctors who are currently being treated for dengue are Arwind Bhagwat, Satish Populawar, Prashant Bushra, Nilesh Kalwade, Archana Bagda, Prathmesh, Anvay and Atul, the Mumbai Mirror report revealed. The hospital's medical superintendent, Dr Rajiv Korde, meanwhile revealed to the newspaper that 'extra care' was being provided to the ailing doctors and that all eight were directly admitted to the ICU and the pest control department has been directed to inspect the premises again. According to one of the ailing doctors who spoke to Mirror, they had been highlighting the lack of hygiene in the hospital multiple times, but nothing was done. An Asian Age report has revealed that, as of August, Hyderabad too has been badly affected by dengue, with doctors saying it could be one of the worst epidemics in recent years. The report further points out that each doctor in Hyderabad can be seen treating up to 20 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection in a day. Meanwhile, Mumbai registered its first dengue death in 2019 with a 32-year-old Mulund resident succumbing to it on July 20.
2019-08-26Rare lightning storm knocks out power in Juneau - Juneau Empire
Rare lightning storm knocks out power in Juneau Strike caused overwhelming electrical surge. by Peter SegallMonday, August 26, 2019 3:15pmNewsLocal News You must sign in or register to continue reading content. All of Juneau lost power for just over an hour Sunday, following a rare thunderstorm in the area. Lightning struck near Alaska Electric Light and Power’s Thane substation at about 2:20 p.m. causing a power outage, according to the company. AEL&P crews began working immediately, and power was restored to the over 17,000 customers in the Juneau area about an hour later. “The system worked as it was designed to,” AEL&P vice president and director of consumer affairs Debbie F. Driscoll told the Empire by phone. Driscoll said that none of the company’s equipment was damaged but that a lightning strike creates a power surge. “It’s more than the system can handle,” she said. Electrical systems are designed to handle power surges but it takes time to reboot the system once power has been shut down. Driscoll said that two employees reported seeing lightning strikes near the Thane substation. One employee was stationed at the substation itself, while another was off duty and saw the strike from a boat. “With two visual confirmations, we felt confident that the lightning strike was indeed the culprit of the outage,” Driscoll wrote in an email. Thunderstorms are rare in Juneau, and Driscoll said that in her 10 years with AEL&P, she could not recall an outage being caused by lightening. Why are thunderstorms so rare in Juneau? Accroding to Daniel Hartsock, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau, thunderstorms are caused in part by the fast movement of air upwards. Because of Juneau’s cool marine environment, that doesn’t happen very often. “Our marine environment is rather stable,” he said. “Temperature is one of the big ingredients. With cooler land and water temperature, the ability of a thunderstorm to develop and move over Juneau doesn’t happen very often.” Hartsock said that during the storm, warm air coming from the south met with colder air coming in the the northwest, which caused the warm air to rise, creating the conditions necessary for a thunderstorm. With lightning being such a rare occurrence, Driscoll said, all of AEL&P’s employees were ready for action. ”When something like this happens, it’s all hands on deck,” she said. Contact reporter Peter Segall at 523-2228 or psegall@juneauempire.com. Previous Recent wildfire response slowed by miscommunication Next Empire Live: Assembly meets to discuss Vintage Park and harbor land bid This Week's AdsView All More in News Empire Live: Assembly meets to discuss Vintage Park and harbor land bidThe project has been ongoing for months. Video: Bogert wins 2019 Golden North Salmon DerbyA 24-pound king wins the derby. Recent wildfire response slowed by miscommunicationBrush fire was left burning for hours with locals battling the blaze. Rare lightning storm knocks out power in JuneauStrike caused overwhelming electrical surge. One person still missing: M/V Kennicott rescues 5 after boat sinksThe AMHS ferry was the first vessel on the scene. Medicaid cuts will have broad impacts for JuneauReductions could go beyond just health care Moving target: How do you medevac embarked patients?From ship to shore, the Coast Guard gets it done. Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement… Continue reading It’s a capital city comedy collective comebackGet ready to laugh. Most Read Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol… Update: Two Juneau middle schoolers arrested for planning school shooting The 13-year olds were arrested on the fourth day of school. Bombshell Report: 7 local clergy named in sex misconduct cases Report brings to light cases spanning nearly 70 years. Empire Live: 73rd Golden North Salmon derby ends, 24-pounder remains in lead Live updates from the 73rd annual Golden North Salmon Derby. Fisherman finds luck twice on opening day of derby Meet the derby leader through Friday afternoon. ‘There was too much smoke’: Neighbors who tried to save house fire victim tell story The investigation is still ongoing. One person still missing: M/V Kennicott rescues 5 after boat sinks The AMHS ferry was the first vessel on the scene. jue-logo.svg The Voice of Alaska's Capital Since 1912Subscribe Now News Sports Neighbors Capital City Weekly Alaska Outdoors Opinion Letters to the Editor Obituaries Death Notices SearchE-Edition Classifieds Weather Newsletters Subscribe Contact Us Subscribe Now ©2019 Juneau Empire and Sound Publishing, Inc. Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Comments Policy
2019-08-26Money siphoned off from CM’s relief fund: 4 more arrested - Hindustan Times
Money siphoned off from CM’s relief fund: 4 more arrested Updated: Aug 27, 2019 00:13 IST : The Mumbai crime branch on Monday arrested four more accused for allegedly pocketing ?75 lakh from the chief minister’s relief fund (CMRF), meant for the treatment of patients from the economically weaker sections of the society. With this, the total number of arrests in the case has gone up to six, including a 42-year-old Thane doctor. The accused — Dr Anil Harish Nagrale alias Patil; Arati Shigwan, 30; her husband, Nitin Vishnu Amrite, 40; Sandesh Gopal Mogvira, 29; Vijay Gopal Ghatilakar, 40; and Ganesh Mudliyar, 36 — have been remanded in police custody till August 30. While Nagrale was arrested on August 23, Shigwan was arrested on August 25. Officers said Nagrale had opened Sharada Hospital in Thane in partnership with one Dr Bhavika Patil in 2017, but ended the partnership in June. To avail CMRF, hospital authorities have to submit the patients’ documents to the medical assistance cell, which are verified by officials. The incident came to light this month, when the medical assistance cell authorities were verifying documents submitted by Nagrale and Shigwan in the name of two fictitious patients to avail the funds. Assistant director of the CM’s office, Shubhash Nagap, 52, found some foul play and an inquiry was ordered. On checking with Dr Bhavika Patil, Nagrale’s partner in the Thane hospital, the authorities learnt that no such patients had been admitted there, said an officer. Nagap then approached the Marine Drive police and a case of cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy was registered against the accused on August 16. While Amrite and Shigwan live in Sai Kutir bungalow, Wagale Estate in Thane (West), Mogvira is resident of Srinagar area in Thane (West), Ghatilakar is resident of Dombivli and Mudliyar lives in Mulund (West). Police said Nagrale had been running the racket from July 2017. Till February 2019, he had submitted 64 medical documents of fictitious patients, showing they belong to economically weaker sections and suffer from cancer, said a crime branch officer. “Shigwan, who used to work with charitable trusts which helped poor people avail medical treatment, knew how to apply for government aid. She claimed to have good contacts with Mantaralaya officials and made bogus medical reports for the racket with Amrite’s help,” said inspector Vinayak Mer of unit 1, adding Shigwan visited the Mantralaya often and pocketed the maximum share of the released fund. The officer said Mogvira and Ghatilakar used to collect documents of people, including their relatives and friends, by convincing them that they would get a share of the aid money. “They had also submitted their own documents claiming they are cancer patients and availed the aid,” said Mer. They also helped Nagrale and Shigwan prepare fake income certificates of the fictitious patients.
2019-08-26Thane: Eight Kalwa hospital doctors from radiology department in ICU due to dengue - Mumbai Mirror
Thane: Eight Kalwa hospital doctors from radiology department in ICU due to dengue Updated: Aug 26, 2019, 08:09 IST : The civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital, popularly known as the Kalwa hospital, is treating eight of its own doctors for dengue. The eight doctors are admitted in the ICU and all of them are from the radiology department. They reported sick around three days ago, raising fears of the hospital breeding dengue mosquitoes. Such is the crisis in the hospital – one of the busiest in the eastern suburbs – that it had to turn away patients who come in for sonography as the eight ailing doctors operated the sonography machine. In 2016, a resident doctor at the hospital, Dilip Kanse, had died due to dengue. "Every year around 20 doctors at the hospital suffer from dengue but precautionary measures haven't been put into place," a senior doctor said. The doctors currently being treated for dengue have been identified as Arwind Bhagwat, Satish Populawar, Prashant Bushra, Nilesh Kalwade, Archana Bagda, Prathmesh, Anvay, and Atul. The hospital's medical superintendent, Dr Rajiv Korde, said that "extra care" was being taken of the ailing doctor in the aftermath of Kanse's death three years ago. "All eight doctors were straightaway admitted in the ICU. We are monitoring their condition round-the-clock. Regular fumigation takes place on the hospital premises. Nevertheless, the pest control department has been asked to inspect the premises again," Korde said. One of the ailing doctors told this newspaper that he and his colleagues raised the issue of lack of hygiene at the hospital number of times. "There are mosquitoes all over the premises. We informed the warden many a time, but nothing was done," he said. Another doctor said that just outside the radiology department was a broken drainage pipeline. "The hospital is already flooded with patients suffering from dengue, malaria, and leptospirosis. Now we the doctors are ourselves in the ICU," the doctor lamented.
2019-08-26Training via broadcasting: Thane Rural bags smart policing awards - Yahoo India News
Training via broadcasting: Thane Rural bags smart policing awards 26 August 2019 : Thane: The Thane (Rural) police became the proud recipients of two Smart Policing awards instituted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at the annual conference on Homeland Security 2019 in New Delhi. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitender Singh presented the awards on Friday. While the Smart Cop initiative by former ASP Atul Kulkarni bagged the FICCI prize for innovation, the e-project of developing and adopting a digital platform for imparting “Training to Police Personnel via Live Broadcasting” won the Special Jury Award in the Training and Capacity building category. Former IG (Konkan Range) Naval Bajaj had chalked out the road map for broadcasting system, which boasts of enhanced security features and offers a safer and time saving alternative. This apart from trimming unnecessary expenses, it keeps police personnel updated at the click of a mouse. SP Dr. Shivaji Rathod said, “earlier, our staff had to travel far-off places to attend mandated skill sharpening sessions and refresher courses which not only had classroom limitations but also caused manpower shortage for day-to-day policing. But now with the successful launch of a broadcasting unit at our district headquarters, larger batches are trained at a time through web-casting technology.” “Training modules on skill sharpening and other aspects of investigations are prepared by expert police officials for imparting lectures on various subjects via web casting to trainees who are sent invitations on their e-mails to participate on a specified date and time at their own workplace online,” informed Dy. SP- Shantaram Valvi. Various law enforcing agencies across the country have acknowledged the ingenuity and far-sightedness of the smart solutions adopted by the Thane (rural) police. Reeling under crunch While the official number of personnel right from the station in-charge to constables stands at around 555, holidays and sick-leave, further narrow the manpower down by 100, limiting the actual strength of on-duty cops to just 450, thus exposing the abysmal police-to-population ratio of a city which has already crossed 14-lakh, in addition to a floating populace averaging 3 lakh.
2019-08-25Two killed, five injured as illegal building crashes in Bhiwandi - Times of India
Two killed, five injured as illegal building crashes in Bhiwandi Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 7:40 IST : BHIWANDI: Two persons died and five were injured after an illegal five-storey building collapsed at Piranipada here early on Saturday. The crash affected two more buildings and three chawl rooms, and residents have been told to vacate them till an audit gives a clean chit, leaving over 500 people homeless. Shanti Nagar police registered case against builders Munawar Ahmed Hussain Ansari and Salim Munesha and arrested the former under sections 304, 338 and 34 of IPC. JMFC court (Bhiwandi) remanded Munawar to three days police custody. Aquib Habib Shaikh (27) and Siraj Ahmed Ali (25) died on the spot, while Abdul Sayyed (65), Javed Shaikh (40), Nizam Shafiq (21) Nadeem Shafiq (21) and Hasamuddin Shaikh (43) were taken to IGM hospital. Nizam, Nadeem and Hasamuddin were discharged after treatment. The seven-year-old building was evacuated by BNMC on Friday night after some residents noticed cracks, saving the lives of over 100 people. It was later sealed by BNMC, but on Saturday, at 1.15am, some residents returned to take their belongings, when it collapsed. Residents informed the fire brigade and disaster management team, which reached the spot late due to narrow lanes and illegal constructions. An NDRF team joined in the operations and retrieved the body of a youth. Before that, residents had rescued three injured and retrieved a body from the debris. The residents said that on Friday, when they noticed a portion of the building was crashing, they informed BNMC officials and structural engineer Javed Azmi was sent to the spot. A civic official said, Initially, residents were not ready to leave, claiming that nothing would happen. When the engineer, along with our team, said the building may crash any time and it could be risky, they left it. Bhiwandi-Nizampura Municipal Corporation commissioner Ashok Rankhambh told TOI that the builder used inferior material. He added, After our team evacuated the building, some people, without informing the civic team, returned to take their belongings, when the building crashed. The building did not have a name, it was constructed illegally." The crash of the seven-year-old building has raised questions over the civic body-builder nexus in Piranipada, where there allegedly are over 50 illegal buildings. A survivor said, Most residents are labourers and helpers from powerloom units. Each flat cost us Rs 4-6 lakh. We bought them as they were cheap but did not think that it could cost us our lives.
2019-08-25Cops topple MNS plan to break EVM handi - Times of India
Cops topple MNS plan to break EVM handi Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 8:24 IST : KALYAN: Festivity can be a time to take a dig at political foes. On Saturday, during Gokulashtami celebration, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers in Dombivli came up with an idea to use prototypes of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in a departure from the tradition of hanging the dahi handi. The party has earlier made tacit remarks at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party about how rigged EVMs helped the saffron party romp home victorious in polls. However, as MNS was on its way with the dummy EVMs in Dombivli, the police snatched the bag of the prototypes, leading to a scuffle between the workers and cops. Senior police inspector S P Aher said, We had served a notice to MNS's Dombivli chief Rajesh Kadam not to use the dummies. But we still had a doubt that they would defy our notice.
2019-08-25Bhiwandi: Duo died while trying to save bike - Times of India
Bhiwandi: Duo died while trying to save bike Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 8:07 IST : BHIWANDI: Aquib Habib Shaikh (27), along with his friend, Siraj Ahmed Ali (25), died in the crash while trying to save his elder brother's motorcycle, parked on the fourth floor gallery. Residents said after BNMC staff, on learning about a portion crashing, had evacuated residents. But when they left, some residents, with friends, entered and started removing belongings. Aquib, after dropping his parents and two sisters at another house, called friends, including Siraj, an auto driver. Aquib's elder brother, Aasif, who stays in Kuwait, also requested friends to help Aquib. Abdul Aziz Sayyed (65), who helped Aquib, said his brother had bought the motorcycle with his first salary. Aquib worked in the accounts department of a private telecom company, while Aasif is a mechanic. The rescue team recovered the motorcycle.
2019-08-25Mumbai: Brace for rail blocks on all three suburban lines on Sunday - Times of India
Mumbai: Brace for rail blocks on all three suburban lines on Sunday Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 10:03 IST : MUMBAI: There is a megablock on Kalyan-Thane Up fast line from 11.20am to 3.50pm. Up fast services leaving Kalyan from 10.54am to 3.52pm 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 Maharaj Terminus Mumbai halting at Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Dadar and Byculla stations and will arrive destination 20 minutes behind schedule. Brace for a megablock on Kurla-Vashi Up and Down Harbour lines from 11.10am to 3.40pm. Special services will run during the block period on Panvel-Vashi and Kurla-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus sections. Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via main line and Transharbour line from 10am to 4.30pm. A rail block will be taken on Up and Down fast lines between Borivali and Bhayandar stations of Western Railway from 11am to 3pm. Due to this, some Up and Down suburban trains will be cancelled.
2019-08-25Lack of floodlines laid Badlapur low - Times of India
Lack of floodlines laid Badlapur lowLack of floodlines laid Badlapur low Updated: Aug 26, 2019, 5:49 IST : MUMBAI: Sandhya Prabhu was happy when she first saw Aarsh Avenue, a new apartment complex in Hendre Pada, Badlapur. The layout was spacious, the ground-floor apartment was convenient, and the prospect of living next to friends who had already bought the neighbouring flat was comforting. She gave her son, an engineer working in Andheri, the thumbs up to buy the Rs 24-lakh 1BHK. “I had no idea then there was a river nearby,” she said. She found out the hard way. On July 27, just a few months after moving in, Prabhu woke up at 2am to find the Ulhas River climbing into her home through the balcony. She and her family fled to the upper floors, as did her neighbours. Fortunately no one was hurt. But, says Sandhya, “I’m always in tension now.” Cheap real estate has brought thousands of families, mostly first-time home buyers, to this suburban town at the end of the commuter line. Badlapur saw the most new launches of affordable housing units in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region between 2013-2018, according to property consultants Anarock. But many of the new complexes have been built near the Ulhas River, some with ground-floor flats that should never have been allowed in a floodplain. The inundation of these homes last month is an example of how poor regulation of river areas in Maharashtra, especially the non-implementation of a floodline policy, has increased monsoon damages and put thousands of lives at risk. Official surveys say 5,678 families in Badlapur were affected by the recent flooding. The flood waters also damaged thousands of cars and washed out lakhs of rupees worth of shop goods. Many people have reportedly cancelled their bookings in the area’s housing projects. One builder took out a front-page advertisement boasting that his project had no water-logging. Local officials blame the damage partly on the lack of proper floodline maps for the town. These maps mark blue lines for floods of 25-year frequency and red lines for 100-year-frequency floods, allowing authorities to regulate development according to flood risk. “We urgently need these floodlines,” said a local town planning official, “to help us with building sanctions and also to warn people living in those areas.” Floodline policy is even more urgent with climate change increasing the frequency of flood events. “What we are seeing now is that 25-year floods are coming at 10-year frequencies,” says Rakesh Kumar, head of the National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). That means areas formerly thought to be safe from frequent floods may no longer be safe. Activists also blame development in designated Green Zones, land that lies along forests, hills, and rivers. Although Badlapur officials say they have not sanctioned projects in the green zone along the river marked on the development plan, satellite images show some complexes have come up in this zone. Alarmingly, allowing social housing schemes in these zones could be putting those with fewer resources in the places at most risk. Last year the state government permitted affordable housing projects under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in green zones in the Mumbai region. Soon after, Poddar builders launched a private-public partnership PMAY project in Badlapur next to a stream (see graphic). Locals say there is enough land for new housing in the expanding suburb without having to build close to the river. Location apart, how some of these new complexes have been built is also an issue. In one neighbourhood, a posh new housing project, with Greek statues lining its driveway, has sprung up along a nullah. Its raised ground and concrete retention walls helped push flood waters to shoulder-high levels in the shops next door, allege locals. Similarly, in Hindre Pada, older buildings like New Shiv Ganga are seeing increased flooding as new buildings have sprung up around them on raised plinths. Raising the height of individual roads and buildings often changes the slope of the entire area and creates more problems for others, says NEERI’s Kumar. “That game has to end at some point.” Residents of New Shiv Ganga remember the 2005 deluge when the water came up to the second floor. Because their lane is narrow, the building has had no offers for redevelopment. “There isn’t much we can do except move out,” says Surekha Jadhav, a sixty-something whose ground-floor rental was flooded twice this monsoon, once on July 27 and again on August 4. But the rent here is cheaper than those on higher ground. Moving out is on the minds of many newcomers to Badlapur, including Sandhya Prabhu. She and her family returned to their ground-floor flat after two days to be met with soaked clothes, damp walls, and damaged electronics. They are wondering whether to rent the flat out but they know they won’t get enough to offset their EMI. As for their friends who bought the house next door, they lost their new washing machine, TV and fridge. “They were to move in on Independence Day,” says Prabhu, “but their house is still locked.”
2019-08-25Thane jail will get Rs 2 crore for its inmates to weave a new yarn - Times of India
Thane jail will get Rs 2 crore for its inmates to weave a new yarn Updated: Aug 26, 2019, 5:33 IST : MUMBAI: Soon, you will get to wear shirts and sarees woven at Thane Central Jail by prisoners. The Maharashtra State Jail Corporation will give the jail Rs 2 crore to set up a state-of-the-art powerloom complex on its 45-acre premises. All weavers will be prisoners: convicts as well as undertrials. Thane jail already has one powerloom machine, but its produce is only for convicts. “Our plan is to set up 10 advanced powerloom units to make jail-made clothes available in the open market. We have a jail showroom just outside the main gate, where the products manufactured in our prisons are available (Thane jail already manufactures a wide range of furniture and wall decorations). We will invite experts to train prisoners in operating the new powerlooms,” said Deepak Pandey, special inspector general (prisons), who visited Madurai Central Jail last week to get an understanding of the powerloom set-up over there, which comprises 15 advanced units. A skilled convict gets Rs 61per day. “We have plans to revise labour charges and give good remuneration,” said an officer. At Madurai jail, a skilled worker gets Rs 200 per day, a semi-skilled worker Rs 180 per day while an untrained worker Rs 160 per day in the jail factory. “Paithani sarees are very famous in Maharashtra. We will use powerlooms to manufacture these. If we mark our prices at lower than market rates, our products will get a boost,” said Pandey. Currently, Thane jail-manufactured products are available in showrooms in MMR, Nagpur, Pune and Nashik. Thane jail authorities are also looking at branding and copyright. “If an inmate comes up with a unique idea on a product within the ambit of the jail’s manufacturing capabilities, we will get it registered in his name. The product will also bear his name. Once the inmate is released, jail authorities will certify his work and guide him to start his own business. The trade mark will be handed over to the person,” said Pandey. Prisoners, after gaining expertise in a manufacturing field, can also avail of loans under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna after release from jail; jail authorities say they will guide all sincere ex-prisoners to start their own business. “We will give them franchises as well,” said an officer.
2019-08-25Thane school holds investiture ceremony - Hindustan Times
Thane school holds investiture ceremony Updated: Aug 26, 2019 00:38 IST : New Horizon Scholars School, Thane, recently held its investiture ceremony. The elected students were honoured with scarves and badges by the heads of the school. The school’s regional director, Dr Jyoti Nair and principal, Manidipa Banerjee, listed their expectations from the council body as they emphasised on values like honesty, determination, discipline, wisdom and humanity, which children must inculcate. In the oath-taking ceremony, students pledged to discharge their duties to the best of their abilities and abide by the rules and regulations of the school. The ceremony ended with an inspirational song and the ceremonial march-past.
2019-08-25Lack of floodlines laid Badlapur low - Times of India
Lack of floodlines laid Badlapur low Updated: Aug 26, 2019, 5:49 IS : MUMBAI: Sandhya Prabhu was happy when she first saw Aarsh Avenue, a new apartment complex in Hendre Pada, Badlapur. The layout was spacious, the ground-floor apartment was convenient, and the prospect of living next to friends who had already bought the neighbouring flat was comforting. She gave her son, an engineer working in Andheri, the thumbs up to buy the Rs 24-lakh 1BHK. “I had no idea then there was a river nearby,” she said. She found out the hard way. On July 27, just a few months after moving in, Prabhu woke up at 2am to find the Ulhas River climbing into her home through the balcony. She and her family fled to the upper floors, as did her neighbours. Fortunately no one was hurt. But, says Sandhya, “I’m always in tension now.” Cheap real estate has brought thousands of families, mostly first-time home buyers, to this suburban town at the end of the commuter line. Badlapur saw the most new launches of affordable housing units in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region between 2013-2018, according to property consultants Anarock. But many of the new complexes have been built near the Ulhas River, some with ground-floor flats that should never have been allowed in a floodplain. The inundation of these homes last month is an example of how poor regulation of river areas in Maharashtra, especially the non-implementation of a floodline policy, has increased monsoon damages and put thousands of lives at risk. Official surveys say 5,678 families in Badlapur were affected by the recent flooding. The flood waters also damaged thousands of cars and washed out lakhs of rupees worth of shop goods. Many people have reportedly cancelled their bookings in the area’s housing projects. One builder took out a front-page advertisement boasting that his project had no water-logging. Local officials blame the damage partly on the lack of proper floodline maps for the town. These maps mark blue lines for floods of 25-year frequency and red lines for 100-year-frequency floods, allowing authorities to regulate development according to flood risk. “We urgently need these floodlines,” said a local town planning official, “to help us with building sanctions and also to warn people living in those areas.” Floodline policy is even more urgent with climate change increasing the frequency of flood events. “What we are seeing now is that 25-year floods are coming at 10-year frequencies,” says Rakesh Kumar, head of the National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). That means areas formerly thought to be safe from frequent floods may no longer be safe. Activists also blame development in designated Green Zones, land that lies along forests, hills, and rivers. Although Badlapur officials say they have not sanctioned projects in the green zone along the river marked on the development plan, satellite images show some complexes have come up in this zone. Alarmingly, allowing social housing schemes in these zones could be putting those with fewer resources in the places at most risk. Last year the state government permitted affordable housing projects under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in green zones in the Mumbai region. Soon after, Poddar builders launched a private-public partnership PMAY project in Badlapur next to a stream (see graphic). Locals say there is enough land for new housing in the expanding suburb without having to build close to the river. Location apart, how some of these new complexes have been built is also an issue. In one neighbourhood, a posh new housing project, with Greek statues lining its driveway, has sprung up along a nullah. Its raised ground and concrete retention walls helped push flood waters to shoulder-high levels in the shops next door, allege locals. Similarly, in Hindre Pada, older buildings like New Shiv Ganga are seeing increased flooding as new buildings have sprung up around them on raised plinths. Raising the height of individual roads and buildings often changes the slope of the entire area and creates more problems for others, says NEERI’s Kumar. “That game has to end at some point.” Residents of New Shiv Ganga remember the 2005 deluge when the water came up to the second floor. Because their lane is narrow, the building has had no offers for redevelopment. “There isn’t much we can do except move out,” says Surekha Jadhav, a sixty-something whose ground-floor rental was flooded twice this monsoon, once on July 27 and again on August 4. But the rent here is cheaper than those on higher ground. Moving out is on the minds of many newcomers to Badlapur, including Sandhya Prabhu. She and her family returned to their ground-floor flat after two days to be met with soaked clothes, damp walls, and damaged electronics. They are wondering whether to rent the flat out but they know they won’t get enough to offset their EMI. As for their friends who bought the house next door, they lost their new washing machine, TV and fridge. “They were to move in on Independence Day,” says Prabhu, “but their house is still locked.”
2019-08-25Virginia Thane | Obituaries - The Missoulian
2019-08-24Massive fire breaks out in chemical godown in Maharashtra's Thane - Howe Daily
Massive fire breaks out in chemical godown in Maharashtra's Thane on August 24, 2019 : A massive fire broke out in a godown in Thane, Maharashtra, on Tuesday. The incident took place in a chemical godown in Bhiwandi earlier in the day. The fire fighting operations are still underway.
2019-08-24Govindas aim to climb high, mandals go low-key in maximum city - Hindustan Times
Govindas aim to climb high, mandals go low-key in maximum city Updated: Aug 25, 2019 02:50 IST : Govindas were disappointed by this year’s Dahi Handi celebrations on Saturday, as several places in the city saw muted celebrations or cancelled the events altogether, owing to the floods in the state and the demise of former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley. While some headed to Thane expecting grand celebrations and attractive prizes, organisers here had too decided to tone down the celebrations. Organisers in Mumbai and Thane had decided to donate the proceeds from the festival to flood-affected people in Sangli and Kolhapur districts. Around 12pm, as news broke of Arun Jaitley’s death, several mandals cancelled the Dahi Handi festivities. Govindas who had reached the venues were allowed to form tiers, with some forming a nine-tier formation. However, they were informed that they would not get any prizes. The DJs were also not permitted to play music. Three big Govinda mandals – the Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan organised by Shiv Sena Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) Pratap Sarnaik, the Swami Pratishthan organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) mandal wrapped up the festivities by 4.30pm, unlike previous years, where the pyramid competitions between pathaks go on till 10pm. Purvesh Sarnaik, secretary of Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan, said, “We stopped the music after learning about the sad demise of former minister Jaitley. However, many govinda pathaks had come from far away and we did not want to dampen their spirits, as they had already reached the venue. So we allowed them to form the pyramids, but it was a low-key affair.” Abhijeet Panse, MNS leader said, “We have avoided many expenses this year to save money and donate it to the flood-affected residents of Kolhapur. The Dahi?Handi celebrations were also stopped earlier than the other years.” In the satellite city too, organisers had cancelled several events. According to the Navi Mumbai police, this year the city witnessed merely 62 dahi handi events, as opposed to 99 organised last year. Earlier this week, BJP MLAs Ram Kadam and Kalidas Kolambkar had cancelled their events in Ghatkopar and Wadala respectively and donated funds to flood-hit districts. On Friday, two other bigger Dahi Handi organisers, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jeetendra Awhad and Shiv Sena MLA Sachin Ahir also cancelled the festivities. “There is no other big handi in Mumbai this year, just two or three of them in Thane. We will be going to smaller dahi handi mandals in the city this year,” Arun Patil, executive president, Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti (DHSS), the umbrella body of Govinda pathaks, said on Saturday. According to Patil, more than 50% of the organisers have not put up a handi this year. A govinda pathak from Jogeshwari, Jai Jawan, participated in the pyramid formation in Thane and formed a nine-tier pyramid at the Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan and MNS Dahi Handi events. Sandeep Davle, the pathak’s coach said that the govindas support the decision to maintain low-key Dahi Handi celebrations as a mark of solidarity for the flood victims. “All the pathaks in Thane and Mumbai have done their bit for the flood-affected people. We also had visited Sangli and provided relief material to the locals there. In the coming days, we will clean a village in the district which was affected by floods,” he said. In Thane, the Dahi Handi celebrations have always been grand, with organisers announcing the highest prizes and the longest tiers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
2019-08-24More than 1,000 flout traffic norms in Thane - Hindustan Times
More than 1,000 flout traffic norms in Maharashtra’s Thane Updated: Aug 25, 2019 10:22 IST : Thane Traffic police registered more than 1,000 cases of traffic violations in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath and Mumbra on Saturday. Anticipating heavy traffic, the department had increased patrolling across the region. “We registered 529 cases for driving without helmets, 419 for triple-seat riding on two-wheelers, 69 for rash driving, 57 of unnecessary honking, and eight for talking on the phone while driving,” said an officer from the traffic department. While the highest number of triple-seat riding (113) and honking cases (43) were reported in Wagle, Kopri and Naupada saw the highest cases of driving without helmet (143) and rash-driving (33) respectively. MNS workers raise an ‘EVM handi’ Despite lacklustre Dahi Handi celebrations this year, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers invited fresh trouble for themselves after they tried to break an electronic voting machine (EVM) ‘handi’ near Char Rasta in Dombivli on Saturday. The police detained party workers when they were trying to raise an EVM on a rope and break it. Senior police inspector Suresh Aher said MNS workers first broke a regular Dahi Handi, and then tried placing an EVM in place of it. “They can protest in some other peaceful manner rather than raising these issues during a religious festival. Placing the voter machine as the handi could have led to dispute with other political parties. We wanted to ensure that peace prevails in the city. Thus we had warned them against doing it,” said Aher. The party workers, however, continued to chant anti-government slogans. “As the police didn’t allow us to raise the handi by placing the EVM machine, we protested by hanging banners against the use of EVM machines in upcoming Assembly elections and promoting the use of ballot box,” said Kadam. Govindas pay respects to Sufi saint Every year on Dahi Handi, the members of the Shree Sainath Govinda Pathak in Bandra (West) form a human pyramid outside the Mahim dargah to pay their respects to the revered Sufi saint Pir Makhdoom Shah Mahimi. The pathak has been doing so for the past 10 years. “The dargah is a symbol of humanity and equality for all the residents staying around it. Every year, the Dahi Handi and Ganpati festivities in the area begin from here. The volunteers of the dargah also actively participate in these events and help the police to man traffic,” said Sohail Khandwani, managing trustee of the dargah. Pro-Govinda League enters its third year For the third year in a row, Thane MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s Sanskruti Yuva Prathishthaan organised its Pro-Govinda League as an attempt to promote human pyramid formation as a traditional sport. As part of the event, teams form an eight-tiered human pyramid simultaneously. The team that finishes in the least amount of time wins ?5 lakh and a trophy. This year, 12 teams were selected after holding trial rounds. “Around 220 mandals participated in the event. This year’s winning team created a nine-tiered human pyramid, a feat they managed to achieve after nine years,” said Sarnaik. Two events see huge turnout in Thane With most of the celebrations called off this year, Thane saw only two Dahi Handi events – Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan handi in Vartak Nagar and MNS’s event in Naupada. As a result, these two events saw a massive crowd and a long wait for their turn. Navin Shelar, a govinda from Hindmata Govinda Pathak, said, “We waited for more than an hour and had to make many requests for our turn to come.” Govinda groups from Kalyan to Malad had converged in Thane, adding to the commotion. Meanwhile, an argument broke out between one of the pathaks and organisers owing to the delay. The organisers had a difficult time managing the crowd as. ”The crowd started increasing after noon and was difficult to manage. There were more than three groups making tiers at one time on the ground. We started making a list on first-come-first-serve basis and announced the names accordingly. Everyone was given a fair chance,” said an organiser. 300-year-old tradition lives on at Navi Mumbai’s Panvel NAVI MUMBAI Every year, scores of people gather in front of a Vitthal idol at Bapatwada in Panvel to participate in a 300-year-old tradition. According to a popular belief, anyone who breaks a dahi handi hung from a height of six-seven feet at the site gets their wishes fulfilled. Chief organiser Rajendra Bapat said, “The tradition dates back to 1720.” Meanwhile, a peculiar 150-year-old tradition in Panvel includes govindas beating themselves up with a jute rope. “It is believed that lord Krishna enters their bodies. To bring them back to their normal selves, the govindas beat themselves and each other up,” said Anil Kurgule, the event organiser.
2019-08-24Thane: No hospital beds for XDR-TB patients to start new drug - Times of India
Thane: No hospital beds for XDR-TB patients to start new drug Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 10:44 IST : MUMBAI: Zarina (23), a patient of the extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), had been making the rounds of Thane’s Rajiv Gandhi Medical College for nearly a month. Though given the go-ahead to receive bedaquiline, one of the new TB drugs to be discovered in 40 years, she had not been started on the medicine for want of hospital beds. But hospital sources told TOI late on Friday that a bed was being arranged for Zarina. Initial protocols designed under Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) required patients to be hospitalised for observation for two weeks so that adverse effects of the new drug can be managed. But this guideline had become a hurdle for patients like Zarina. “Every time I have come prepared to take admission here, doctors tell me there are no beds,” she had said, adding that she lives with her one-and-a-half-year-old son, husband and grandmother in Kalwa. “Severe chest pain does not let me sleep, work or rest. I am afraid that I may die before I get the medicine,” she told TOI. Nearly 50 other patients are waiting to be given bedaquiline at the college, the nodal centre for seven corporations, including Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayander, Thane, and Thane and Palghar districts. “The hospital has only 15 beds, or seven each for male and female patients, which are always occupied. We are trying to accommodate as many, but the load is way above our capacity,” said a doctor. Most Mumbai centres have started administering bedaquiline on an outpatient basis under the close observation of a specialist. Dr Lalit Anande, medical superintendent of the Group of TB Hospitals in Sewri, said people were reluctant to get hospitalised merely for observation and most opted to be closely monitored by a chest expert. But the Thane hospital, like many others in Maharashtra, has been unable to implement the OPD model due to unavailability of experts and technicians to carry out ECGs. “Lack of manpower is a much bigger hurdle than hospital beds here,” said a doctor. A 17-year-old told TOI how she undertakes an arduous journey from Kalamboli to MGM Vashi to collect medicines, including delamanid, another new TB drug, every two days. “It’s a nearly 1.5-2-hour commute. Most days I am not in a condition to travel, but I will miss out on doses if I don’t visit the Vashi hospital,” she said. HIV/TB activist Ganesh Acharya said patients statewide, who are getting controlled access to bedaquiline and delamanid, are facing problems like long commute, unavailability of hospital beds and lack of doctors. “We have given permission to most centres to start bedaquiline on an OPD basis and even hire chest physicians,” said state TB officer, Dr Padmaja Jogewar, adding that nearly 3,000 patients were on the drug.
2019-08-24Thane: One detained for forcing garage owner to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ - Times of India
Thane: One detained for forcing garage owner to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 9:20 IST : KALYAN: A Kalyan resident, who claims to be associated with a right-wing outfit, was detained on Thursday night, for allegedly threatening a garage owner with a knife and manhandling him for refusing to chant “Jai Shri Ram”. The complainant, Sagar Saroj (21), claimed that though there were 20 eyewitnesses, the Kolsewadi police did not file an FIR against Kartik Rai (28), but only registered a noncognisable offence under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and let him go. Denying the allegation, senior inspector Shahurao Salve said: “The dispute did not take place over chanting of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. We learnt that they are friends who often pranked each other, but on Thursday, it ended in a heated argument.” Narrating the incident, Saroj told TOI: “Around 9pm, Rai came to my garage and started harassing me to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Bajrang Bali’. When I told him off as I was busy, he accused me of being anti-national and left. Minutes later, he returned with a knife and manhandled me. When passersby intervened, he fled.” Saroj’s brother Ashok told TOI, “In the past too, Rai, who claims to be associated with Bajrang Dal, has harrassed other people in the area and forced them to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’.” But Rajan Chaudhari, vice-president of Bajrang Dal in Kalyan city, denied that Rai is “officially” associated with his party.
2019-08-24Thane ACB nabs cop for taking bribe - Free Press Journal
Thane ACB nabs cop for taking bribe Thane: The Thane anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested an assistant police inspector attached to the Kalyan Kolsewadi police station for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 (from the total of Rs 10,000) to help the complainant in a case registered against him. The ACB team laid a trap on the premises of Kolsewadi police station and arrested the assistant police inspector Sandeep Suresh Borade while he was accepting the balance bribe of Rs 1,000 from the complainant to help him in a case registered. The complainant had lodged a complaint with the ACB in Thane. An officer from ACB said that Kolsewadi police informed that Sandeep had given a favour to the complainant. Sandeep had demanded Rs 20,000 from the complainant to offer help in the case, the officer said. Sandeep later negotiated and agreed to accept Rs 10,000 and earlier he took Rs 9,000 from the complainant. “We have arrested Sandeep while he was accepting the remaining bribe of Rs 1,000,” the officer said.
2019-08-24Stung IRB starts fixing potholes in Thane - Mid-day
Stung IRB starts fixing potholes in Thane Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 09:34 IST : Following news reports of the pothole menace across Thane district, the Infrastructure Developers Limited (IRB) is now racing to get potholes in its jurisdiction filled. IRB is one of the main toll collecting agencies in the Thane region and is responsible for a limited stretch of roads. Workers were seen filling potholes and surfacing some stretches of the Ghodbunder road in Thane Friday morning. Locals said they cleared all the mud and stones inside the potholes before filling them up for surfacing. Some Thane residents had recently protested in this area against the huge number of potholes on Ghodbunder road. mid-day has consistently reported about the issue here and at several other places in Kalyan, Dombivli too. IRB officials on Friday directed workers to clear all small stones and mud lying on the edges of the road. This was a matter of concern since it would cause accidents. The IRB team is using tar along with concrete material to repair the roads. Thane Citizen Forum member Kasber Augustine said, "We've been continually requesting officials to fill the potholes and clear the roads of the gravel scattered all over but no one acted upon it." "After mid-day joined the fight, Thane IRB acted swiftly and started filling the potholes across Thane city. We have requested them to use superior quality of materials," she said. IRB manager, Thane, was unavailable for comment. Dangerous Quick-Fix When complaints of potholes first came in from across Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli, authorities had used a quick-fix which meant using heaps of gravel and no tar. This mix ended up throwing up gravel and pebbles on the road, further worsening the problem and also leading to potholes resurfacing on the stretches. The MSRDC was also criticised for using paver blocks to fill potholes on bridges/flyovers in Thane, which were not fixed uniformly. Residents Protest Fed up of the menace, residents of Thane held silent protests even as civic authorities maintained that the work of filling potholes on roads was affected by rain and waterlogging.
2019-08-24Thane ACB nabs cop for taking bribe - Yahoo India News
Thane ACB nabs cop for taking bribe 24 August 2019 : Thane: The Thane anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested an assistant police inspector attached to the Kalyan Kolsewadi police station for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 (from the total of Rs 10,000) to help the complainant in a case registered against him. The ACB team laid a trap on the premises of Kolsewadi police station and arrested the assistant police inspector Sandeep Suresh Borade while he was accepting the balance bribe of Rs 1,000 from the complainant to help him in a case registered. The complainant had lodged a complaint with the ACB in Thane. An officer from ACB said that Kolsewadi police informed that Sandeep had given a favour to the complainant. Sandeep had demanded Rs 20,000 from the complainant to offer help in the case, the officer said. Sandeep later negotiated and agreed to accept Rs 10,000 and earlier he took Rs 9,000 from the complainant. “We have arrested Sandeep while he was accepting the remaining bribe of Rs 1,000,” the officer said.
2019-08-24Two killed, 5 injured as four-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi - Times of India
Two killed, 5 injured as four-storey building collapses in Bhiwandi Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 IST : THANE: Two persons killed while five others sustained injuries after a four-storey building collapsed in Piranipada area of Bhiwandi on Saturday morning. The deceased have been identified as Siraj Anwar Ansari (26), Saqib Shaikh (22). The building, which is said to be illegal was evacuated by Bhiwandi-Nizampura Municipal Corporation (BNMC) on Friday night after some residents noticed cracks developed in it. The building was later sealed by BNMC but at 1.15am some residents forcefully entered inside building to take their belongings during which the building suddenly crumbled down. Following the incident, the local fire brigade and NDRF team have reached at the spot. BNMC commissioner Ashok Rankhambh told TOI, On Friday at 9.30pm some cracks were developed in the building after which our civic team evacuated around 22 families from building and had sealed it but we have come to know late night some people forcefully entered to take their belongings when the building collapsed. Rankhambh said, Building is illegal and did not have any name and it is just 10 years old. He further said that after the rescue operation ends their team would file an FIR against the builder.
2019-08-24Thane traffic police thrash, arrest man for demanding receipt on paying fine - Mid-day
Thane traffic police thrash, arrest man for demanding receipt on paying fine Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 16:21 IST : The Thane traffic police are under the scanner for the assault and arrest of an engineer after he insisted on a receipt on paying a fine for a violation. Minister of State for Home (urban), Dr Ranjit Patil, has ordered an inquiry into the incident. When the complainant asked for the receipt, the police assaulted him. They also registered an offence against him in Rabale police station and arrested him. The complainant contacted the minister when he did not receive a satisfactory reply from Navi Mumbai police (where the offence was registered against him) and Thane police, whose traffic cops assaulted him. The Incident On August 2, around 7 pm Shashikant Tiwari, 37, was on his way home from work. He was riding his bike (MH-43-AP-3821) on Thane-Belapur road from wrong way to refuel it at Digha village. Traffic cops asked him to stop. "They demanded my driving licence. After checking it, they told me that I would have to pay Rs 1,700 (Rs 1,200 for riding without a helmet and R500 for riding the wrong way) and Rs 2,200 extra," said Shashikant. "I gave them Rs 2,500, told them that's all I had, and demanded a receipt from them," he added. According to Shashikant, traffic cops told him the e-challan machine wasn't working. He said they refused to accept e-payment. He again demanded a receipt for the Rs 2,500. When cops didn't paid heed, he walked towards an officer, later identified as Sub-Inspector Sanjay Jumle. Shashikant claimed that as he was walking towards PSI Jumle, a constable hit his head from the rear. When he retaliated, three more cops rushed towards him. Kicked And Punched They then took Shashikant to a beat chowky nearby. "It was dark there, and they began kicking and punching me. They took my mobile and Rs 10,000. After a while, a police jeep came to the chowky, and they took me to Vitava traffic chowky," he said. At the Vitava traffic chowky, Shashikant said Inspector Manohar Awhad also beat him with a rod and sticks. Shashikant claimed that on the instructions of Inspector Awhad, PSI Jumle took him to the Rabale police chowky and registered an FIR against him under section IPC 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty). His medical test was done at Vashi Municipal Hospital where no injuries were found on his body, the police claimed. Shashikant was arrested and then jailed from August 2 to 12. He was released on a bail bond of Rs 25,000. Minister Demands Inquiry Later Shashikant and his brother Ramakant contacted DCP (Traffic) Amit Kale and Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Kumar regarding the assault. On August 22, they met Patil along with Navi Mumbai DCP (Zone 1) Pankaj Dahane and Thane (Traffic) Assistant Police Commissioner Avinash Palve. The minister asked what Thane traffic cops were doing in the jurisdiction of Navi Mumbai. He also asked why none of the e-challan machines were working, and if so, why didn't the police take him to a police station. The Thane cops have initiated an inquiry. "The facts indicated there was something amiss. I called the concerned cops from Navi Mumbai as well as Thane traffic about the matter. I have instructed them to carry out a detailed investigation and submit a report on action against guilty officers," said Patil. "The Thane traffic cops had come to Rabale police station where they registered an offence against Shashikant Tiwari under IPC section 353. As there are counterclaims about the offence, we are investigating the matter in detail," said DCP Dahane, (Zone 1), Navi Mumbai. DCP Kale did not respond to repeated messages and phone calls.
2019-08-242 killed in 'Dahi-Handi' mishaps in Mumbai - Daily Pioneer
Close this menu Tuesday, 27 August 2019 Tuesday, 27 August 2019 Home Delhi India Business World Sports Opinion Analysis State Editions Delhi Bhopal Bhubaneswar Ranchi Lucknow Chandigarh Dehradun Raipur E-Paper Hindi Edition Delhi Lucknow Raipur English Edition Hyderabad Vijayawada Delhi Bhopal Bhubaneswar Lucknow Dehradun Chandigarh Ranchi Raipur China-Yunnan Features VivacityHealthShow TimeBackPackSpecialAvenues Agenda - The Sunday magazine Cover Story Books Tarot Archives Features VivacityHealthShow TimeBackPackSpecialAvenues Agenda - The Sunday magazine Cover Story Books Tarot   Home India 2 killed in ‘Dahi-Handi' mishaps in Mumbai Sunday, 25 August 2019 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai Share TT TT 0 2 killed in ‘Dahi-Handi' mishaps in Mumbai Sunday, 25 August 2019 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai Two persons were killed and at least 133 others were injured on Saturday, as mishaps marred the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai and neighbouring  districts of Thane and Raigad. One Arjun Khot (25), a “Govinda”, was killed when he collapsed from the fifth layer of “human pyramid” in Karsai village in Mhasla taluka in Raigad district,  while another person identified as Vijay Darga drowned when he had gone for a swim in a river at Kasewadi village in Tala taluka of Raigad district,  after the Janmashtrami revelry. As many as 119 revellers were injured during “human pyramid” formations done as part of the “dahi-handi celebrations in various parts of Mumbai. Of them, 93 persons were discharged and allowed to go, while 26 others are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the metropolis. In the neighbouring Thane city, as many as 14 persons – including minors – were injured when the “Dahi-Handi” revelry. The mishaps have over the years become a common feature during the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations, despite the height and age restrictions imposed by the Bombay High Court. Last year, a 20-year-old boy was killed and at least 98 others were injured in “Dahi-handi”-related incidents, During 2017, two persons had been killed and at least 120 others injured in “Dahi-handi”-related incidents in the metropolis and neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts.  In 2016, as many At least 128 people were injured in “Dahi-handi”-related incidents in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city. It may be4 recalled that in 2016, the Maharashtra government had declared “Dahi handi” as an “adventurous sport”. However, following a submission made by the State government in response to a public interest litigation before it, a HC division bench had accepted the state government’s submission that it would not permit the children below the age of 14 years to take part in the dahi handi celebrations. Despite the restrictions, it has been noticed that children below 14 years of age have been participating in the Dahi-handi events  The “human pyramids” were formed at many places including Goregaon, Borilivli, Dadar,  Worli, Kala chowki,  Jogeshwari, Ghatkopar, Mulind, neighbouring Thane city, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and Palghar district. Like every year, there was considerable fervour and verve among the revellers in the early part of the day. Slogans like “GovindaAla re... and” “Gvoinda re Gopala, Bol Bhajrang Bali ki jai, Go Go Govinda...” rent the air, as boisterous revellers-- better known as Govindas – climbed human pyramids to break the traditional “dahi-handis’. These “dahi-handis” contain a mixture of milk, curd, dry fruits and prize money for Govindas break them. The ritual involving “dahi-handi” symbolises the manner in which young Krishna stole butter from an earthen pot suspended from the ceiling. However, the dahi-handi revelry spirit dampened  in some places especially where the organisers were linked to the ruling BJP, after the news of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley's death spread.  In some places like Thane, the organisers suspended the events late in the afternoon. 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2019-08-23Mass Agnihotra to be prerformed in Thane to find place in Guiness world record - United News of India
Mass Agnihotra to be prerformed in Thane to find place in Guiness world record Thane, Aug 23 (UNI) : A mass Agnihotra will be performed by around ten thousand citizens from Thane city to create a record to find a place in the Guinness World Records, it was announced here on Friday. This was announced in a news conference by Sitaram Rane, the Chairman of the Thane District Co-operative Housing Federation. Mr. Rane said that this fete which will set a world record for the first time will be performed jointly with the Vishwa Foundation, of Shivpuri, from Akkalkot. He further said that the groundwork for the same has been already initiated and the housing societies and educational institutions from the city have been approached for the fete that will be performed on September 15, at the picturesque Upavan Lakeside. Dr. Purushottam Rajimwale, President of the Vishwa Foundation at Shivpuri and Col. (Retd) M Deshpande, who have been propagating Agnihotra throughout the state addressing the conference listed the benefits of the regular Agnihotra to the society and individuals. Dr. Rajimwale claimed that this is the first time any record was being made in the world as regards to Agnihotra. They said that Agnihotra which has its origin in ancient ages was presently being performed in more than 65 countries and lot of research was going on in the world with regard to it. They said that all those who participate in the September 15, the fete will be provided the Agnihotra vessel and also the accessories for the same. There will be live recordings of the reading pre and post event they said. They reiterated that the regular performance of the Agnihotra was essential for bringing about changes in the environment, and human beings and their well beings. This is useful in the medical field and also agricultural activities besides the climates control, they said. Mr. Rane informed the media that already several thousand had registered themselves for the unique fete and anyone irrespective of cast, creed and religion can take to it.
2019-08-23API held in graft case - United News of India
API held in graft case Thane, Aug 23 (UNI) : A police officer of the Thane police Commissionerate was arrested on Friday on the charges of accepting bribe, Thane Unit of the ACB said. In an official release, the SP ACB Thane, Dr Mahesh Patil said API Sandeep Borade (34) made a demand of Rs 20,000 from a complainant against whom a case of non-cognizable offence has been registered with the Kolsewadi police station. After negotiations, it was decided that an amount of Rs 10,000 would be paid to the police officer, as a complainant already paid Rs. 9,000 to him.
2019-08-23202 leaders & workers detained in Thane - Yahoo India News
202 leaders workers detained in Thane August 2019 : Thane: In the Thane commissionerate, 202 leaders and followers of the MNS were detained ahead of party chief Raj Thackeray’s questioning by the ED on Thursday.The Thane Additional Commissioner of Police, Pravin Pawar said, “We had served a notice under Cr PC 149 to as many as 204 leaders and followers (workers) of the MNS in connection with the summoning of Raj Thackeray by the ED.”Thane police officials said under the Cr PC Section 149, police prevent cognizable offences. Thane police had warned of strict action in case of a violation of law. As a precautionary measure, heavy force was deployed across Thane to prevent any eventuality.
2019-08-23‘Polluted’ Thane needs action plan - The Asian Age
‘Polluted’ Thane needs action plan Aug 23, 2019, 6:25 am IST : Mumbai: Raising concerns over increasing air pollution in Thane, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has added the city to the list of non-attainment cities, i.e. cities where pollution levels have far exceeded prescribed limits and require a separate action plan as per the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) norms. Thane is among the 20 cities the CPCB has added to the existing 102 non-attainment cities (which include Mumbai) under the NCAP, which aims to reduce pollutants by 20 to 30 per cent in the next five years. The CPCB has directed the MPCB to create an action plan for the Thane district based on pointers for the 102 non-attainment cities, which mostly focus on curbing pollution from various sources. “The earlier non-attainment cities were based on the data between 2011 and 2015. New cities have been added, based on the last five years’ data in which Thane is included. The latest data till 2018 shows increasing levels of PM2.5 and PM10,” said V.K. Shukla, head, air quality laboratory, CPCB. PM10 arises from dust pollution, while PM2.5 arises from vehicular and industrial emissions. Sunil Dahiya, senior campaigner, Greenpeace East Asia, said, “Under the action plan for Thane, it is important that emissions are controlled in an effective way and from the source. While there should be focus on improving the conditions of roads and encouraging public transport, industries should be strictly regulated, with emphasis on cleaner fuels. Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai are closer, which leads to interflow of pollutants. As such, a detailed air shed level management plan for all the cities in the vicinity is needed.” According to air pollution experts, there is a grave need to also regulate emissions from small-scale industries in Thane. According to MPCB data, Thane district has the highest number of highly polluted industries in the state. The star-rating programme rates industries of the state based on particulate matter (PM) emissions, with the least polluted rated as “five star” and the most polluted rated as “one star”. Thane district has 48 highly polluted industries, including 35 industries with a “one star” rating and 13 industries with a “two star” rating.
2019-08-23One held for cheating people by cloning ATM cards in Thane - Yahoo India News
One held for cheating people by cloning ATM cards in Thane 23 August 2019 : Thane: A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Thane district for allegedly cheating people by cloning their debit and credit cards and withdrawing several lakhs from ATMs, police said on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, Thane police’s central crime unit laid a trap and nabbed Shabaz Mohammad Arif Khatri alias Rehan Ali Khan near Thane railway station on Tuesday. A number of cloned debit/credit cards, fake Aadhaar and PAN cards, having different names but same photograph on all, a high-end mobile phone and a fake driving licence were seized from his possession, a police spokesperson said. The official said during interrogation, Khan revealed that some of his accomplices, who worked at a hotel in Mumbra township, provided him information about the credit and debit cards used by customers there to make payments. “These persons would steal the card details of customers and sell the information to Khan, who when then use it to make cloned cards,” he said. Khan withdrew several lakhs of rupees from ATMs in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili (both towns in Thane district), Pune, some other districts of Maharashtra as well as other states since 2017 by using the cloned cards, he said. He was booked under Indian Penal Code sections for cheating and forgery. Search was on for his three aides, identified asAsif Shaikh, Keshav Reddy alias Babu and Mohammad Warsuddin Ansari, he added.
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2019-08-23Maharashtra: Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Raping Teenage Stepdaughter In Thane - Outlook India
Maharashtra: Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Raping Teenage Stepdaughter In Thane 23 August 2019 : A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court in Thane for raping his teenage stepdaughter repeatedly. The court on Thursday convicted the man under relevant sections of the IPC, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Special Judge (POCSO) Kavita D Shirbhate also imposed a fine of Rs 4,000 on the 37-year-old accused, a labourer from Vashi in Navi Mumbai, who is also an HIV patient. Initially, the boyfriend of the rape survivor, then aged 16, was tried in the court on charges of kidnapping and raping her. During her deposition, the victim told the court that it was not her boyfriend (who was later let off), but her stepfather who raped her on multiple occasions and at different places, including at her home. According to Assistant Public Prosecutor Vinit Kulkarni, the ordeal started in 2011, when the accused spiked a drink of the victim and raped her in his house. The sexual assault went on till 2014. In between, the girl left her stepfather's home and lived on the footpath from where she was shifted to a child correction home, Kulkarni said. The convict forced her to file a false complaint of kidnapping and rape against her boyfriend, he said. During the trial, the prosecution examined four witnesses, including the girl. In her order, the judge noted, "This case is based on circumstantial evidence and evidence of the victim. The documents produced on record by the prosecution are sufficient to establish the chain of circumstances. "The prosecution has proved that the victim was a minor at the time of the incident and properly explained the delay in lodging an FIR. "Considering the facts and circumstances of the present case, I come to the conclusion that prosecution has proved its case beyond all reasonable doubts," she said.
2019-08-23Mumbai crime: Thane man rapes step daughter repeatedly, gets 10 years in jail - Mid-day
A court in Thane sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for raping his stepdaughter repeatedly. The court convicted the man on Thursday. He was charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The accused is a 37-year old and works as a labourer in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The accused is also an HIV patient. Special Judge (POCSO) Kavita D Shirbhate also imposed a fine of Rs 4000 on him. On another note, the boyfriend of the rape survivor was also tried in the court and was charged for raping and kidnapping her. The victim told the court during the deposition that it was not her boyfriend but her stepfather who raped her repeatedly and at different places including her house. Also read: Woman stabs husband to death over domestic feud in Palghar As per Assistant Public Prosecutor Vinit Kulkarni, the ordeal began in the year 2011 when the accused spiked a drink of the victim and raped her in his house. This continued for three years, till 2014. Kulkarni added that the girl had left her stepfather's house in between and lived on the footpath and was later shifted to a child correction home. He further mentioned that the convict asked her to file a false complaint against her boyfriend for raping and kidnapping her. The prosecution examined four witnesses during the trial, including the girl. The judge in her ordeal noted, "This case is based on circumstantial evidence and evidence of the victim. The documents produced on record by the prosecution are sufficient to establish the chain of circumstances. The prosecution has proved that the victim was a minor at the time of the incident and properly explained the delay in lodging an FIR. Considering the facts and circumstances of the present case, I come to the conclusion that prosecution has proved its case beyond all reasonable doubts." Also read: Mumbai Crime: Vasai man gets life for rape of a minor girl (with inputs from PTI) Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from Agencies Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com Subscribe Loading... Tags mumbai crime newssexual crimethane crime Mumbai Crime: Man kills model after sex, stuffs body in suitcase Related News Mumbai crime branch busts child selling racket, arrest fertility center owner Aug 25, 2019, 10:23 IST Mumbai: Bizwoman held for cheque bouncing admitted to ICU Aug 25, 2019, 07:23 IST Mumbai Crime: 'He forced himself on me in changing room of clinic' Aug 25, 2019, 07:05 IST Mumbai Crime: Man arrested for kissing minor at Charni Road Aug 24, 2019, 15:28 IST Mumbai Crime: Man steals from employer, fakes a flash rob in Santacruz Aug 24, 2019, 14:45 IST Mumbai Crime: Teen arrested for kidnapping minor girl in Dadar Aug 24, 2019, 13:54 IST Recommended Videos Arun Jaitley passes away at 66 Shah Rukh Khan launches heritage postal stamp of Bandra station Mission Mangal vs Batla House: Which One Would You Choose? Here's how John Abraham deals with criticism Loading... Also Read Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours: Top leaders pay respect Arun Jaitley passes away: LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi pay tributes These '90s Bollywood actresses failed to make it big Woman gets a fresh lease of life after combined heart lung transplant Latest News Ben Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Test thriller One killed, another injured as bike falls off Delhi's Barapullah flyover Andhra CM, Telangana CM hail World Champion PV Sindhu on historic feat Opposition, press faced draconian, brute force in Jammu and Kashmir, says Rahul Gandhi NEXT STORY Hindi News Health Education Nai Dunia Inext Her Zindagi Radio City Gujarati News Urdu News Mid-Day Facebook Twitter Instagram Apple Android Subscribe Sunday mid-day Subscription Ad Booking About Us Advertise With Us Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions Investor Relations Careers Contact Us Authors Sitemap RSS Copyright © 2019 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved. This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK
2019-08-23File complaint if silence zones in Thane turn noisy - Hindustan Times
File complaint if silence zones in Thane turn noisy Updated: Aug 24, 2019 01:09 IST : If you notice that any of the city’s silence zones is noisy, you can complain to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). In August last year, the civic body demarcated 26 silence zones in Thane. The corporation has set up a separate cell to address complaints and has also released complaint numbers and email IDs where one can complain. Most festivals are celebrated on busy roads, obstructing traffic. Loudspeakers and DJs play a major role in the festivals. The noise decibels during the festivals are extremely high, violating all norms. In August last year, the municipal corporation declared 26 zones in the city as silence zone following the directives of the high court. The zones are along busy roads in the city. The continuous movement of vehicles along the roads makes the zones noisy, which worsens during festivals. A TMC official said, “We have appealed to the people to keep the decibel levels within permissible limit at least around a 100m radius of the silence zones. We have also set up a complaint redressal system to address noise norm violation, especially during the festive season. The complaint can be submitted in TMC’s regional disaster management cell, which will forward it to officials for action.” The local police station will be the authority to act on complaints related to noise pollution, The RDMC will forward the complaints to the police station. The official added, “Apart from noise pollution, we also get complaints related to traffic congestion and pandals violating norms during festivals. The traffic-related complaints will be forwarded to traffic police and pandal complaints to assistant municipal commissioner of the ward. We will follow up the compliant with the authorities and upload update on our website.” Residents claimed that the corporation demarcated silence zones a year ago, but no action has been taken against noise violators. Parag Navalkar, 35, a resident of Thane’s Vartak Nagar, said, “Jupiter Hospital is supposed to be a silence zone. Owing to its proximity to a mall, there is lot of congestion at the hospital. There is continuous honking, but no action has been taken.” How to complain People can complain on toll-free number 1800-222-108, email on rdmc@thanecity.gov.in, message or WhatsApp on 7506946155 or call 022-25392323
2019-08-23?20 lakh alloted for mural repair work at Thane civic body headquarters - Hindustan Times
?20 lakh alloted for mural repair work at Thane civic body headquarters Updated: Aug 24, 2019 01:16 IST : Following the controversy over the repair of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj mural at Thane Municipal Corporation’s (TMC) headquarter, the basic repair work will begin from Monday. The general body had asked the corporation to float tenders for the repair. On Friday, civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal said that focus would be on basic repair of the mural. He has approved ?20 lakh for work. The civic commissioner surveyed the mural on Friday and expressed that the priority will be to stop the further deterioration of the mural. A huge mural of Chhatrapati Shivaj’s darbar is installed in the TMC’s headquarters at Panchpakhadi. A major scuffle broke out between the Maratha Community (Sakal Maratha Samaj) and the Shiv Sena over the repair of the mural on Tuesday. The Maratha community said that the repair work of the mural was stuck for over three years. Jaiswal said, “It is necessary to undertake the repair work of the mural. I have approved a budget of ?20 lakh under emergency funds for the work.” “I have given orders to start the repair work in the next two days. If any part is broken, priority should be to repair this part at the earliest. A proper light arrangement will also be installed above the mural. We will also come up with some way to ensure birds do not sit on the mural and damage it,” he said. The Shiv Sena on Tuesday had demanded to allocated ?99 lakh for the repair work of the mural. However, Jaiswal said that it is a future provision. The present funds are only for emergency repairs to ensure the mural is not damaged further. The Sena claimed that the mural needs major repair works and not just basic cleaning. A Sena leader requesting anonymity said, “The repair work of the mural was proposed three years ago and a budget of ?99 lakh was allotted for it. The mural needs a major facelift. Mere cleaning will not help. The repair work should be done through proper tendering process.”
2019-08-23Thane zilla parishad school to adopt international board syllabus - Hindustan Times
Thane zilla parishad school to adopt international board syllabus Updated: Aug 24, 2019 01:12 IST : A zilla parishad school at Shahapur’s Khardi village will soon adopt the international board syllabus that has been newly introduced by the state government. The ground floor structure will soon turn into a three-floor building with facilities like kitchen and dining area, provisions for indoor and outdoor sports, performing art-related rooms equipped with e-learning facilities, CCTV cameras among others. A total of ?50 crore is likely to be spent on the revamp. Started during the British era in 1865, the Zilla Parishad Khardi School Number 1 is situated 20km from Mumbai-Nashik highway. It is the only school from Thane district to be selected for the Maharashtra international education board (MIEB). The locals have donated a five-acre plot for the school. “We are looking forward to a CSR contribution to revamp the school. The school will provide free education till class 12. We have to appoint teachers sanctioned by the state government. There is one teacher allotted for every 30 students as per MIEB. We have six teachers. Next year, we will get another two teachers as per the increasing students count,” said Sudhir Bhoir, principal, Khardi School Number 1. “The school is situated in a adivasi-dominated taluka. International board school in Marathi-medium will be a boost for the students,” said Sangita Bhagwat, education officer, zilla parishad, Thane. It will be one of the few schools in the state to be solar-power enabled. “It is a unique opportunity for our village. It will make way for better opportunities for the future generation,” said Shankar Bhoir, resident of Khardi Village. The village has a population of around 9,000. The move is a part of the state government’s initiative to take up 100 zilla parishad schools across the state and convert it into an international standard school. MIEB schools will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum on the lines of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE) curriculum, with some local elements. “The gram panchayat, teachers, villagers and parents have taken efforts to ensure that the school gets this status. Initially, the parents were sceptical about the new curriculum, however, the teachers have made them understand that it will benefit the students,” said Bhagwat.
2019-08-23Dahi Handi mandals in Thane ensure safety first - Hindustan Times
Dahi Handi mandals in Thane ensure safety first Updated: Aug 24, 2019 01:08 IST : The police and govinda mandals are making sure that safety measures are in place for dahi handi celebrations on Saturday. The govinda mandals have submitted details to the local police stations listing the safety measures that they have taken. “We have approached the organisers and asked them to have spot insurance, provide harness and safety belt and keep ambulance and medical kit ready at the venue. Precautionary measures are the responsibility of both the participants and the organisers,” said Sameer Pendhare, vice-president, Dahi Handi Samanvayi Samiti. Women mandals have also taken special efforts this year for ensuring the safety of the girls participating in the event. “Although 60 of us are well- versed with forming the pyramid, we have 90 others as back up waiting at the ground level for support,” said Samyukta Kale, Govinda participanting from Shivtej Mahila Govinda Mandal. “We motivate and encourage each other to give our best. We are all youngsters between age group of 14 and 32 years,” Kale said. Sukhada Narkar, Thane police spokesperson, said, “State Reserve Police platoons — a special ladies squad in civil clothes — have been deployed for dahi handi celebrations to monitor incidents of teasing.” “For bigger organisers in Thane city, we have special bandobast. All organisers have been given instructions to provide harness and other safety equipment. Both uniformed and civil cloth policemen will be deployed in all venues,” said Narkar. Since last year, it has been made compulsory for all organisers to take insurance for every Govinda. Every Govinda organisation will have 100 to 800 participants, depending on the number of tiers. Meanwhile, Govinda groups in the city are not keen on celebrating dahi handi on a grand scale because of floods at many places in the state. Most of the groups have contributed to the flood-affected victims of Kolhapur and Sangli in the state. “Some of the Govindas have their families or friends in these flood-affected areas. They are not in the celebration mood. We will donate for the flood affected people,” Pendhare said.
2019-08-23202 leaders & workers detained in Thane - Free Press Journal
202 leaders & workers detained in Thane Friday, August 23, 2019, 6:50 AM IST : Thane: In the Thane commissionerate, 202 leaders and followers of the MNS were detained ahead of party chief Raj Thackeray’s questioning by the ED on Thursday. The Thane Additional Commissioner of Police, Pravin Pawar said, “We had served a notice under CrPC 149 to as many as 204 leaders and followers (workers) of the MNS in connection with the summoning of Raj Thackeray by the ED.” Thane police officials said under the CrPC Section 149, police prevent cognizable offences. Thane police had warned of strict action in case of a violation of law. As a precautionary measure, heavy force was deployed across Thane to prevent any eventuality.
2019-08-23One held for cheating people by cloning ATM cards in Thane - Free Press Journal
One held for cheating people by cloning ATM cards in Thane Thane: A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Thane district for allegedly cheating people by cloning their debit and credit cards and withdrawing several lakhs from ATMs, police said on Thursday.Acting on a tip-off, Thane police’s central crime unit laid a trap and nabbed Shabaz Mohammad Arif Khatri alias Rehan Ali Khan near Thane railway station on Tuesday.A number of cloned debit/credit cards, fake Aadhaar and PAN cards, having different names but same photograph on all, a high-end mobile phone and a fake driving licence were seized from his possession, a police spokesperson said.The official said during interrogation, Khan revealed that some of his accomplices, who worked at a hotel in Mumbra township, provided him information about the credit and debit cards used by customers there to make payments. “These persons would steal the card details of customers and sell the information to Khan, who when then use it to make cloned cards,” he said.Khan withdrew several lakhs of rupees from ATMs in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili (both towns in Thane district), Pune, some other districts of Maharashtra as well as other states since 2017 by using the cloned cards, he said. He was booked under Indian Penal Code sections for cheating and forgery. Search was on for his three aides, identified asAsif Shaikh, Keshav Reddy alias Babu and Mohammad Warsuddin Ansari, he added.
2019-08-23Murder convict arrested seven years after jumping furlough - The Hindu
Murder convict arrested seven years after jumping furlough Share On Cities Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam Data: Is India facing population explosion as the Prime Minister claimed? News Cities Mumbai Mumbai Murder convict arrested seven years after jumping furlough Gautam S. Mengle Mumbai, August 24, 2019 01:40 IST Updated: August 24, 2019 01:40 IST Share Article PRINT A A A Back in cuffs: Officials of the Thane Police Crime Branch with the convict, Rafiq Sheikh, on Friday.   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement Gautam S. Mengle Mumbai, August 24, 2019 01:40 IST Updated: August 24, 2019 01:40 IST more-in Adopted numerous fake identities, was doing odd jobs in Mumbra The Thane Police Crime Branch has arrested a murder convict who was wanted for seven years after jumping furlough. According to Crime Branch officers, Rafiq Sheikh (45) was picked up from Mumbra on Thursday after police inspector Jayraj Ranaware, in charge of the Crime Branch Unit V, received a tip-off about his whereabouts. “Our information indicated that Sheikh was wanted in a crime in Ratnagiri, and we accordingly picked him up for questioning. After sustained inquiries, he confessed that he had been convicted in a murder case in Ratnagiri and had later fled to Mumbra after securing furlough,” an officer said. The officer said Sheikh was arrested in a murder case by the Ratnagiri City police station in February 2007. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. On January 23, 2012, Sheikh was released on furlough for 15 days. When he failed to report back to the Nashik Road Central Jail after the furlough period expired, the prison authorities informed the Ratnagiri City police and a separate offence was registered against him. “Sheikh stayed in several other places in Maharashtra before settling down in Mumbra. Over the years, he adopted numerous fake identities and was doing odd jobs for a living,” the officer said. The Thane Police have informed the Ratnagiri City police about Sheikh’s arrest and a team is expected to visit Thane soon to take him into custody. Apart from the 2007 murder case, Sheikh also has 21 other cases registered against him in Ratnagiri, with offences including attempt to murder, assault, robbery, kidnapping, burglary and drug peddling. “Given the fact that Sheikh seems to be a habitual criminal, we are conducting inquiries to find out whether he has also committed any crimes in the Thane Police’s jurisdiction,” the officer said. Support quality journalism - Subscribe to The Hindu Digital SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER Submit Please enter a valid email address. Comments Comments Related Topics Mumbai Related Articles Recommended for you Close X Previous Story Molestation at Kamothe college: accused held, but students want principal’s ouster Next Story No heavy showers in city for next 10 days: Skymet Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. Please write complete sentences. 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2019-08-23Inter-State card cloning racket busted in Mumbra, two held - The Hindu
Inter-State card cloning racket busted in Mumbra, two held UPDATED: AUGUST 24, 2019 08:08 IST : The Thane Police Crime Branch has arrested a Mumbra resident who is alleged to have made crores of rupees through an inter-State card cloning racket. According to officers, the lid was blown off the racket after the Central Unit of the Crime Branch received a tip-off that Shahbaz Khatri (30) has been running the racket for several years. “We picked up Mr. Khatri from his Mumbra residence on Tuesday and seized two Aadhaar cards and two PAN cards made in different names, along with several cloned ATM cards and three skimmer devices. We placed him under arrest and started interrogating him in order to gauge the scope of the racket,” an officer said. The officer said that over the last three days, Mr. Khatri has revealed that he has a countrywide network of accomplices who work as waiters in restaurants and other commercial establishments. “Mr. Khatri provided them skimmer machines, which copy the data from a debit or credit card’s magnetic strip. This data can later be pasted on dummy cards, enabling the accused to withdraw money from the victims’ accounts. A preliminary examination of a laptop seized from Mr. Khatri indicates that he has cloned 15,000 cards till date,” the officer said. Sources said Mr. Khatri was also booked for a similar offence by the Parksite police in Mumbai last year, and has also confessed to having run a similar racket in Dubai in the past, the details of which the police are still obtaining. Based on Mr. Khatri’s interrogation, the Crime Branch on Thursday arrested his accomplice, Keshav Magta, and seized three more skimmer devices from him. “Inquiries indicate that Mr. Khatri has been running these rackets since 2007, and we suspect that he is behind a large number of offences registered with various police stations in Thane and Mumbai. We are seeking details of all such cases registered over the last few years so that we can find out how many of them are connected to him,” the officer said.
2019-08-233 assault 20-year-old with stick, paver block, rob ?300 in Thane - Hindustan Times
3 assault 20-year-old with stick, paver block, rob ?300 in Thane Updated: Aug 24, 2019 00:30 IST : The police on Thursday?arrested three people for allegedly assaulting and robbing a 20-year-old man in Rabodi, Thane. The accused have been identified as Afsar Qureshi, 26; Saddam Shaikh, 24 and Rehan Shaikh, 25. According to police, the victim, Mustaq Yunis Qureshi, 20, was sleeping in one of the autorickshaws parked in the area. Around 4.30am, the three accused approached Qureshi and started demanding money from him. After Qureshi refused, the trio attacked him with a wooden stick. They also picked up a paver block from the street and threw it at him, injuring his head. “After injuring the man, the accused robbed ?300 and an Aadhaar card from the victim’s pocket,” said an officer from the Rabodi police station. Qureshi was taken to a nearby hospital in Thane and is now in a stable condition. According to a police officer, all three accused are history-sheeters and have similar cases against them at Rabodi police station. “The case has been registered under section 394 and 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC). All three accused has been arrested and will be produced in the court soon,” said the officer.
2019-08-23MEP Infrastructure Developers receives LoA for toll collection contract in Thane, Maharashtra - Business Standard
MEP Infrastructure Developers receives LoA for toll collection contract in Thane, Maharashtra Updated at August 23, 2019 11:31 IST : MEP Infrastructure Developers has received Letter of Acceptance ("LOA") dated 22 August 2019 from Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra ("Authority") for Collection of toll at approved rates on all specified vehicles at Thane-Bhiwandi-Wadpa Road (S. S. H.) SI1 84 BOT Project from km. 0/000 to kin. 8/090 in Thane District in the State of Maharashtra. The total contract amount for the said project is Rs 36.63 crore payable on quarterly upfront basis. The contract period is 3 years.
2019-08-23Navi Mumbai man gets 10 years in jail for raping stepdaughter - Times of India
Navi Mumbai man gets 10 years in jail for raping stepdaughter Updated: Aug 23, 2019, 13:33 IST : THANE: A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a court here for raping his teenage stepdaughter repeatedly. The court on Thursday convicted the man under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Special Judge (POCSO) Kavita D Shirbhate also imposed a fine of Rs 4,000 on the 37-year-old accused, a labourer from Vashi in Navi Mumbai, who is also an HIV patient. Initially, the boyfriend of the rape survivor, then aged 16, was tried in the court on charges of kidnapping and raping her. During her deposition, the victim told the court that it was not her boyfriend (who was later let off), but her stepfather who raped her on multiple occasions and at different places, including at her home. According to Assistant Public Prosecutor Vinit Kulkarni, the ordeal started in 2011 when the accused spiked a drink of the victim and raped her in his house.The sexual assault went on till 2014. In between, the girl left her stepfather's home and lived on the footpath from where she was shifted to a child correction home, Kulkarni said. The convict forced her to file a false complaint of kidnapping and rape against her boyfriend, he said. During the trial, the prosecution examined four witnesses, including the girl. In her order, the judge noted, This case is based on circumstantial evidence and evidence of the victim. The documents produced on record by the prosecution are sufficient to establish the chain of circumstances. The prosecution has proved that the victim was a minor at the time of the incident and properly explained the delay in lodging an FIR. Considering the facts and circumstances of the present case, I come to the conclusion that prosecution has proved its case beyond all reasonable doubts, she said. (The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault).
2019-08-23Mass Agnihotra in Thane - United News of India
Mass Agnihotra in Thane Thane, Aug 23 (UNI) : A mass Agnihotra will be performed by around ten thousand citizens from Thane city to create a record to find a place in the Guinness World Records. It was announced here on Friday. This was announced here at a news conference by Sitaram Rane, the Chairman of the Thane District Co-operative Housing Federation. Mr. Rane said that this fete which will set a world record for the first time will be performed jointly with the Vishwa Foundation, of Shivpuri, from Akkalkot.
2019-08-2340-year-old man run over by oil tanker in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
40-year-old man run over by oil tanker in Ulhasnagar Updated: Aug 23, 2019, 23:09 IST : ULHASNAGAR: A 40-year-old man died after a speeding oil tanker ran over him while crossing the road at Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Pawar, a resident of Bhim Colony. According to police, Pawar was crossing the road near Ashok-Anil talkies when suddenly a speeding oil tanker ran over him. In the accident, Pawar died on spot.
2019-08-23Thane police bust ATM card cloning gang, one arrested - Mumbai Mirror
Thane police bust ATM card cloning gang, one arrestedYou are in an offline modeThane police bust ATM card cloning gang, one arrestedBy Somendranath SharmaSomendranath Sharma, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Aug 23, 2019, 16:57 ISTPrint this articleReduce font sizeIncrease font sizeShareRepresentational ImageThane Police have busted a gang that was instrumental in stealing ATM card data of customers visiting a hotel in Thane. The stolen data was then used to clone cards and later used at different ATM machines across the state. The accused persons have told the police that they have made withdrawals worth lakhs of rupees using cloned cards. The police managed to get hold of one of the gang members, who revealed about the functioning of the racket. The arrested person has been identified as Shahbaz Mohammad Arif Khatri alias Rehan Ali Khan (30), a resident of Shailesh Nagar in Mumbra. Those wanted in the case have been identified as Asif Shaikh, Keshav Reddy alias Babu and Mohammad Warasuddin Ansari. According to the police, on August 19, specific information was received that Khatri would be arriving at McDonalds near Thane railway station with plenty of bogus ATM cards, Visa cards, PAN cards and Aadhar cards with him. Acting on the tip-off, a trap was laid and around 12:20 am on August 20. As soon as the accused arrived at the spot he was apprehended. The police had seized three mobile phones, including an i-Phone worth Rs 1 lakh , four ATM cards, a driving license, an Aadhar card and a PAN card from Khatri. "During the interrogation, Khatri revealed that racket has been operating since November 2017. He said that his friends Keshav and Warasuddin, who work in a hotel, used to copy ATM data of customers visiting their hotel. They used to fix card reading device in point of sale machines and would copy ATM data. After stealing the data, they used to sell it to Khatri, after which he and Asif used to clone the data on blank cards and use them at ATM machines near railway station in Thane and at Kalyan, Dombivali, Pune and other parts of Maharashtra," said a crime branch officer from Thane. "Khatri has admitted that the gang has withdrawn lakhs of rupees using this modus-operandi. We will very soon arrest other wanted members of the gang," he added. The accused persons have been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 469 (Forgery for purpose of harming reputation), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code. RELATED NEWSSpeeding train knocks railway engineer dead near KalyanAug 01, 2019Mumbai rains: Train services suspended between Kalyan and Karjat; wat...Jul 26, 2019Man who robbed MLA Rahul Bondre's wife at Kalyan, arrestedJun 27, 2019 Join Bangalore's 1st affordable luxury holiday clubRosetta by Ferns Local mom horrified: Husband exposes her 3-year secret job!Daily NewsThis simple trick melts belly fat while you sleepNutralyfeDancing sensation is now bedridden and going blind!Impact GuruI’ve already lost my twins, I can’t bear losing another babyKETTOLet rotis travel from kitchen to table in style. Buy now.Ellementry.com Use the SAT to apply to universities in IndiaThe College BoardBecome IoT-certified in just 11 months from BITS Pilani.BITS PilaniMeticulously Designed Apartments @? 32.83 L in Jakkur, BRL.CommonFloorBook DIY homes located in heart of Harlur starting @Rs.77 LGodrej PropertiesHomes at Kanakapura Rd, 2 Clubhouses & Multiple Sport CourtsBrigade PLUMERIA LifestylePre-Book Galaxy Note10|10+ & get Galaxy Watch Active @9,999!Pai International
2019-08-22Thane-Based Conservationist Identifies Giraffe Subspecies And Tracks Their Genetics - Mashable India
Thane-Based Conservationist Identifies Giraffe Subspecies And Tracks Their Genetics + By Afiya Qureshi 13 hours, 48 minutes Giraffes are some of the most fascinating mammals on Earth. Not only are they the tallest terrestrial animals, but their taxonomy is also a subject of great confusion for its keepers in India. There are around 30 giraffes in almost 10 zoos across India, and many of them don’t have a sound record as to where the animals have been sourced from. SEE ALSO: 17-Year-Old Mumbai Teen Is Saving Aquatic Life With 3D-Printed Artificial Reefs But why is it important to study the phylogeny of giraffes? As many of the facilities take part in breeding and animal exchange programs, it is crucial to understand the genetics of these animals. A commerce graduate from India is trying to put his best foot forward to research about the mammal’s behavior and captive management. Thane-based Tushar Kulkarni is neither a zoologist, nor does he hold an academic degree in zoology, but he was always passionate about working for wildlife and conservation. His ambitions took him places and now, he has become a certified giraffe researcher. Having served at a corporate for 10 years, Kulkarni quit his job to pursue his desire and started interning with zoos in India and abroad. Image credit: The Hindu The 42-year-old conservationist worked as an educator at the Alipore Zoo in West Bengal when he decided to conduct a pilot genetic research on giraffes. He sought permission from the zoo to collect stool samples of the giraffes and sent them to the molecular biodiversity laboratory at Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu. When the geneticists at the laboratory extracted DNA samples from the mucous layers of the stool, they found that the giraffes at the Alipore zoo were subspecies of the Nubian Giraffe and species Northern Giraffe, reported The Hindu. Sanil Pillai, who led the team of geneticists at the Ooty lab in examining the DNA samples, said that since giraffes are not native to India, it was important to know the origins to ensure breeding between similar species. “Cross-breeding produces infertile hybrids, which is not good for the existing captive giraffes in the country.” SEE ALSO: This Teen Designed A Sweatshirt That Can Turn Sweat Into Electricity Kulkarni’s groundbreaking study has fetched him international fame. In May, his research paper was selected for the International Giraffe Conference held at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio, U.S. TOPICS: Science, Genesis by Mashable India, genetic research, taxonomy, Tushar Kulkarni, Alipore Zoo, groundbreaking studies, Indian conservationists Researchers Create New Graphene-Based Nanocomposite For Flex Circuits Mars Was Warm Enough To Sustain Life A Few Billion Years Ago, Claim Astronomers Bizarre Chemical Reactions Create ‘Methane Pockets’ Deep Under The Ocean Quantum Physicists Have Successfully Teleported A Qutrit For The Very First Time Viral Image Of A Two-Faced Fish Has Taken The Internet By Storm is obsessed with culture and tech, offering smart, spirited coverage of the products and innovations that shape our connected lives and the digital trends that keep us talking. About Mashable IndiaContactAdvertiseUser AgreementPrivacy PolicyCookie Policy Mashable India is operated under licence by Fork Media Ltd.
2019-08-22Thane organisers lower dahi handi prize money - Hindustan Times
Thane organisers lower dahi handi prize money Updated: Aug 23, 2019 01:19 IST : When the city celebrates dahi handi on Saturday, the events will not be as grand as the previous years. Even as the Supreme Court rules had brought down the scale of the festival, this year’s celebrations will be low-key because of floods in many places in the state. Last year, Swami Prathishthan had the highest prize money of ?25 lakh for forming a 10-tier human pyramid. This year, they have decided to keep it low-key with a prize money of ?11 lakh. “Thane is known for its grand dahi handi celebrations. As many flood-affected people are suffering, we will tone down the celebration. This year, the highest prize money is ?11 lakh and for each tier we have allotted an amount,” said Shivaji Patil, spokesperson of Swami Prathishthan. Govindas, who have been practising for more than four months, are unhappy about the lower prize money. “Although we have jobs, the prize money or even the participation amount is helpful as most of us are not financially well off,” said Sameer Pendhare, vice-president, Dahi Handi Samanvayi Samiti. There a five big dahi handi events in Thane. The Supreme Court’s directives have poured water on the celebrations. “It is compulsory for all organisers to insure every Govinda. The increased restrictions and measures benefit Govindas but add to the expenses of organisers,” said Mayuresh Kolhatkar, president of Shiv Sai Govinda Mandal in Thane. Sanskruti Yuva Prathishthan has planned to continue with their Pro-Govinda League with an aim to encourage it as a traditional sport. “Apart from the human pyramid, the league will encourage more to join in the celebrations with a competitive spirit. Those who come first will receive a cash prize of ?5 lakh and a trophy and runners-up will receive ?3 lakh and a trophy. All participants will receive ?50,000. This year we have zeroed in on 12 teams — three from Thane — for the Pro-Govinda League,” said MLA Pratap Sarnaik, founder of Sanskruti Yuva Prathishthaan. The organisation will not invite any celebrity for the event. It will also encourage Govindas to contribute a small amount for flood-hit people. “We are doing our bit for the flood-affected families and also ensuring the festive spirit remains intact. Our group has adopted Kolhapur’s Majarewadi village which has 25 families,” added Sarnaik. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) dahi handi at Naupada has declared a prize money of ?11 lakh. “We have been working in flood-hit Kolhapur and Sangli and will continue to give financial support to around 10 families who have lost their home,” said Avinash Jadhav, MNS Thane president. Ghodbunder Road Welfare Association has organised dahi handi for the residents but again a low-key one. “We have organised a three-tier handi for women. Children will have smaller handis put up at various locations. We will ask residents to donate medicines for the flood-affected people in Kolhapur and Sangli,” said Waman Kale, president of Ghodbunder Road Welfare association.
2019-08-22155 Ganesh mandals in Thane wait for permission - Hindustan Times
155 Ganesh mandals in Thane wait for permission Updated: Aug 23, 2019 01:23 IST : With merely 10 days remaining for Ganpati festival, almost 155 pandals in the city are still awaiting permission from the authorities. Ganeshotsav will be celebrated from September 2 to 12. Since last year, Thane Municipal Corporation started giving pandal permissions online but mandals prefer offline as not all are well-versed with computers. This year, almost 90 per cent pandals have sought permission offline. There are 29 organisers who have not got permission in Lokmanya Nagar, 26 in Vartak Nagar and 25 in Wagale Estate. The corporation said most of the pandals have not fulfilled some of the norms before seeking permission, so approvals are pending. An official from TMC said, “This year, we have received 174 applications from Ganesh mandals across the city. Only nine filed for online permission while 165 are filed offline. We have given permission to 19 mandals so far. Most of them do not have no-objection certificate nor have they compiled to other norms. We will clear the applications as and when they comply to the norms.” The organisers had met the mayor, demanding that permissions be sped up. The official said the corporation is also short-staffed. “Due to floods in Diva, Mumbra and several areas of the city, we are busy with relief work. However, we will ensure permissions are given in time.” Last year, permission was given to 280 mandals Most pandals occupy roads and block traffic. The corporation gives approval to organisers to set up pandal in a designated space to ensure there is no obstruction to traffic. Permissions are delayed in the congested areas of the old city where the festival is celebrated grandly. Sameer Sawant, president of Thane Ganeshotsav Samanvay Samiti, said, “Most mandals prefer offline registration as they have been following this for years. The older pandals which are registered with the charity commissioner do not have problem with approval. The problem is with the new mandals which take temporary permission ever year.”
2019-08-22Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building - Daijiworld.com
Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building Thu, Aug 22 : Thane, Aug 22: In a tragic incident, a class 10 student studying at privately-run Ansari Safia Girls Urdu High School in Bhiwandi, committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the school building. As per police, Mubshira Bano, 14 appeared for an internal test on Wednesday in her class after which she went upto the fifth floor of the building and jumped down. The school security saw her lying in a pool of blood. Mubshira was immediately taken to the nearest hospital where she was given primary treatment and referred to J J Hosptal in Mumbai for advanced treatment. Unfortunately, she passed away on the way to Mumbai. Police said they are probing into the incident.
2019-08-22Road work at Thane’s Kharegaon crossing delays local trains - Hindustan Times
Road work at Thane’s Kharegaon crossing delays local trains Updated: Aug 23, 2019 01:21 IST : Local trains on the central line were disrupted for longs hours starting from Wednesday evening till Thursday morning. The road repair work going on near the Kharegaon railway crossing has slowed down vehicular movement which delayed trains on the main line. Local trains services were delayed by 15 minutes on Thursday morning as a truck was stuck at the Kharegaon crossing. On Wednesday night, train services were delayed by an hour owing to heavy road traffic at the crossing. “On Thursday morning, a truck broke down at Kharegaon crossing. It affected slow trains on the main line. Trains were delayed by 15 minutes in the morning . On Wednesday, heavy road traffic delayed trains on both slow and fast lines,” said A K Jain, public relations officer, Central Railway (CR). The delay hit commuters hard as they were stuck in trains. “It gets crowded at stations when trains are delayed. The train delays are making it difficult to commute regularly,” said Aarti Parab, who commutes from Dombivli to Dadar every day. The work on the Kharegaon rail overbridge has been delayed for over two years. This had led to regular disruption in railway line. “Kharegaon crossing is causing a lot of problem. It took me almost an hour to reach Mumbra from Mulund on Wednesday night,” said Sushil Tripathi, who travels from Vikroli to Mumbra every day. Many hassled commuters were tweeting and complaining about the delay on Wednesday night as it was taking them hours to reach home . Railways replied to the tweets, saying repair work was going on. Lata Argade, president of commuters’ union, Rail Yatri Parishad, said, “In the past few years, population of the city has increased rapidly. This has led to more vehicles on the road. The increased frequency of trains also lead to bunching of trains. This causes train delays. It is the responsibility of the local elected representative that the work related to the rail overbridge is taken up at the earliest.”
2019-08-22Thane students enjoy nature trek - Hindustan Times
Thane students enjoy nature trek Updated: Aug 22, 2019 21:32 IST : New Horizon Scholars School in Thane organised a trek to Yeoor hills for the students of Class 6 to 8 in an effort to teach the young minds about the importance of nature and witness monsoon in all its glory. Students of Class 9 to 12 were taken on a similar trek to Sanjay Gandhi National Park earlier this month. The nature treks provided students with an opportunity to admire the vivid vistas that are unique to the state and the monsoon season. Instead of learning about nature in the confinement of their school classrooms, students were able to experience it first-hand. The students were impressed by the wonders of the environment and returned with memories of beautiful birds, lush green trees and the rolling hills.Many took time to appreciate the delicate beauty of the forest’s wildflowers while others observed the insects around. Kids learn about space New Horizon Scholars School in Thane also organised a special mobile planetarium education show for its students. The planetarium was made up of a large dome-shaped tent set inside the school premises. The dome provided a theatre setting for 360 degree immersive 3D digital images and stereoscopic effects which provided the best educational and entertaining experience. Students were able to get a close-up view of the stars and planets like Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, Uranus and Neptune. They learned how our universe and the Milky Way Galaxy were created. The planets looked so real that some students felt that the passing meteorites were about to crash into them. The planetarium show allowed students to learn about the night sky and exposed their inquisitive minds to the fascinating universe. Students and parents enjoy some rain magic The pre-primary students of Tree House High School in Kalyan celebrated monsoon by performing a socio-dramatic play (SDP) on the rain cycle, for their parents. Students dressed up as the sun, clouds, evaporation, raindrops and a rainbow, and showed the whole rain cycle process through their rhymes and act. The students danced to the song ‘Chak Dhoom Dhoom’ with umbrellas and created the perfect atmosphere of the monsoon season. A parent-child activity was also arranged in which parents were involved in umbrella decoration, raincoat decoration, and umbrella making (model) with their children. Lots of creativity was seen as all the parents participated in this activity and presented their beautifully-decorated umbrellas and raincoats. The school’s principal Ritu Sarvahi and regional director Sujata Menon encouraged the students by being a part of the event and motivated them. Badlapur teachers showcase dance talent An annual inter-school folk dance competition was recently organised by the Kala Vikas Mandal, Dadar for teachers of schools across the city. A total of 18 teachers participated in the event and performed with traditional musical instruments like the dhol, dhaf and ghungroo. Teachers of IES Katrap Vidyalaya in Badlapur, participated in the competition and bagged the second prize. They performed the Thakkar folk dance. They showcased various aspects of the Thakkar adivasi people including their language, dress, ornaments, occupation, daily chores, etc. The IES Katrap Vidyalaya team was made up of Sangeeta Barve, Jolly Ganguly, Anita Pawar, Yashoda Kotian, Alka Badakh, Vidya Kamble, Shefali Nandeshwar, Simran Mokashi and Rani Gondhane. Aside from the group dance, teachers also participated in individual events. Vidya Kamble bagged the first prize in poetry recitation and placed second in the anchoring competition. Sunil Kushwah bagged the third prize in poetry recitation and consolation prize in the anchoring competition. Kalyan school welcomes new student council The investiture ceremony of Narayana E-Techno School, Kalyan, for the academic year 2019-20 was held recently. The investiture ceremony signifies the reliance and confidence the school consigns in the students. The selected students pledged to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities among the categories of various cabinets installed. Principal Nikita Kothari conferred the members of the student council with badges and sashes and advised them to be role models and extended them the staff’s support for the smooth running of the school. School students celebrate Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan was recently celebrated by the teachers and students of the primary section of IES Katrap Vidyalaya in Badlapur. Students came dressed in colourful outfits and speeches were made to keep alive the spirit of brotherhood. Girls tied rakhis for the boys, and in return the boys gave them small gifts. The school also celebrated Narali Purnima and students were educated on the folk festival and its importance.
2019-08-22After floods, life-saver vaccine to protect cattle from fatal infection - Times of India
After floods, life-saver vaccine to protect cattle from fatal infection Updated: Aug 22, 2019, 9:08 IST : THANE: Over 200 cattle died in the floods in the district while around 1,975 were rescued by the fire brigade, disaster management cell, local and NGOs. Many farmers lost their cows, buffaloes, goats, sheep due to the floods which occurred in various parts of the district like Kalyan, Badlapur and Diva. A few farmers said that before they could save their lives, they removed ropes tied to their animals so that they could survive in the flow of water even if they themselves couldn't. The animal husbandry department has started a vaccination drive to protect big animals from a fatal bacterial infection. After animals wade in water, especially big animals like cows and buffaloes, we give them vaccination as they tend to get a bacterial infection which is contagious. They tend to get pneumonia and die for lack of oxygen as it is difficult to breathe after they get infected, said Dr. Laxman Pawar, animal husbandry officer of Thane district. Also, many local NGOs came forward to save the stray dogs, birds and even rescued snakes.
2019-08-22Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building - Daijiworld.com
Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building Thu, Aug 22 2019 01:31:55 PM : Daijiworld Media Network - Thane (SR) Thane, Aug 22: In a tragic incident, a class 10 student studying at privately-run Ansari Safia Girls Urdu High School in Bhiwandi, committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the school building. As per police, Mubshira Bano, 14 appeared for an internal test on Wednesday in her class after which she went upto the fifth floor of the building and jumped down. The school security saw her lying in a pool of blood. Mubshira was immediately taken to the nearest hospital where she was given primary treatment and referred to J J Hosptal in Mumbai for advanced treatment. Unfortunately, she passed away on the way to Mumbai. Police said they are probing into the incident. You might also like Comment on this article Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA. Thu, Aug 22 2019 It is a sad incident. May her soul RIP. What is wrong with these youngsters? Committing suicide is not a solution at all. A thorough investigation will reveal the cause of this school girl to take such a drastic step. DisAgree Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse Leave a Comment Your Email address will not be published. Title : Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building           You have 2000 characters left. Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article. Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible. Security Validation Enter the characters in the image   Popular Most Commented Mumbai: Bharath Bank celebrates 41st Foundation Day. Thu, Aug 22   Mumbai: Billavara Association staff Krishna Bangera retires. Thu, Aug 22   Raj Thackeray keeps date with ED. Thu, Aug 22   Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building. Thu, Aug 22   1 Mumbai: Live-in partner detained over woman's death. Wed, Aug 21   STEM careers in India continue to experience gender gap. Wed, Aug 21   MNS activist ends life after ED notice to Raj Thackeray. Wed, Aug 21   2 Mumbai: Zomato food delivery girl arrested for assaulting on-duty traffic police constables. Wed, Aug 21   Don't get provoked: MNS appeals to activists. Tue, Aug 20   Mumbai: Consumers crib over hefty power bills of vacated homes, shops. Tue, Aug 20   2 Mumbai: Bharath Bank celebrates 41st Foundation Day. Thu, Aug 22   Mumbai: Billavara Association staff Krishna Bangera retires. Thu, Aug 22   Raj Thackeray keeps date with ED. Thu, Aug 22   Thane: Class 10 student commits suicide by jumping off school building. Thu, Aug 22   1 Mumbai: Live-in partner detained over woman's death. Wed, Aug 21   STEM careers in India continue to experience gender gap. Wed, Aug 21   MNS activist ends life after ED notice to Raj Thackeray. Wed, Aug 21   2 Mumbai: Zomato food delivery girl arrested for assaulting on-duty traffic police constables. Wed, Aug 21   Don't get provoked: MNS appeals to activists. Tue, Aug 20   Mumbai: Consumers crib over hefty power bills of vacated homes, shops. Tue, Aug 20   2 Corporate Office Daijiworld Residency, Airport Road, Bondel Post, Mangalore - 575 008 Karnataka India Telephone : +91-824-2982023. General Enquiry: office@daijiworld.com, News & Info : news@daijiworld.com City Office First Floor, Divya Deepa Arcade, Bendorewell, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002 Karnataka India Telephone : +91-824-4259372 Franchise Office Kishoo Enterprises, 3rd Floor, Mandavi Trade Centre, Kadiyali, Udupi – 576 102 Telephone : 0091-820-4295571 E-mail : udupi@daijiworld.com   Daijiworld Middle East FZE, P.O.Box: 84772, Dubai, UAE Tel: 971-50-6597629 Fax: 971-4-2639207 Email: dubai@daijiworld.com   News Obituary Recipes Special Red Chillies Music Copyright © 2001 - 2019. All Rights Reserved. Published by Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd., Mangalore. Home About Contact Disclamier Privacy Policy
2019-08-22Maharashtra: One held for cheating people by cloning ATM cards - India Today
Maharashtra: One held for cheating people by cloning ATM cards UPDATED: August 22, 2019 11:18 IST : A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly cheating people by cloning their debit and credit cards and withdrawing several lakhs from ATMs, police said on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, Thane police's central crime unit laid a trap and nabbed Shabaz Mohammad Arif Khatri alias Rehan Ali Khan near Thane railway station on Tuesday. A number of cloned debit/credit cards, fake Aadhaar and PAN cards, having different names but same photograph on all, a high-end mobile phone and a fake driving licence were seized from his possession, a police spokesperson said. The official said during interrogation, Khan revealed that some of his accomplices, who worked at a hotel in Mumbra township, provided him information about the credit and debit cards used by customers there to make payments. "These persons would steal the card details of customers and sell the information to Khan, who when then use it to make cloned cards," he said. Khan withdrew several lakhs of rupees from ATMs in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili (both towns in Thane district), Pune, some other districts of Maharashtra as well as other states since 2017 by using the cloned cards, he said. He was booked under Indian Penal Code sections for cheating and forgery. A search is on for his three aides, identified as Asif Shaikh, Keshav Reddy alias Babu and Mohammad Warsuddin Ansari, he added.
2019-08-22MNS worker commits suicide in Thane - The Asian Age
MNS worker commits suicide in Thane Aug 22, 2019, 5:42 am IST : Mumbai: A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) party worker commited suicide by setting himself ablaze late on Tuesday at his residence in Kalwa allegedly after being distressed over the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) notice to MNS chief Raj Thackeray in connection with IL&FS scam. The deceased, identified as Pravin Chougule (28), had mentioned about his displeasure over the ED’s action to a friend, which is being probed by the police. Chougule, a driver by profession, was an orphan and considered MNS as his family, his friends claimed. The police said that they are still looking ascertaining whether the incident was political in nature. Preliminary probe revealed that the MNS worker tried ending his life in 2015 by slashing his wrist and again later in February this year by hanging himself. A month later, in March, he poured kerosene on himself however he was overpowered in time. “We are questioning his friends and neighbours to verify the reason and his relatives are also in contact with us,” said Pravin Pawar, additional commissioner of police, Thane. In his statement released on Twitter, Raj Thackeray said he was deeply pained. “I am deeply pained after learning about the death of Pravin Chougule. He took the extreme step of immolating himself after getting perturbed by the news of ED sending me a notice. This should not have happened. May his soul rest in peace,” the MNS chief said. Meanwhile, a local MNS leader alleged that the police was under pressure to not link the suicide with the ongoing developments between ED and Mr Thackeray. “Chougule seemed disturbed on Tuesday and kept talking about ED probe fearing MNS chief’s arrest. It is unfortunate that he took this extreme step. Police are being pressured to not let the political reason be on paper. I request them to look into the incident sensitively without politicising it. His sacrifice should not go waste,” said Abhijeet Panse, MNS leader. The deceased, in last few days had multiple times posted on Facebook expressing anger over ED’s summon to Raj Thackeray. “Pravin was the only child. His mother committed suicide when he was a child and his father passed away three years ago. He had attempted suicide after the demise of his father too. He was a die-hard fan of Raj Thackeray and feared that ED may not spare the leader. He expre-ssed concern for his party (MNS) in his last communication with a friend who is a Shiv Sena worker in Vitawa,” said Chougule’s friend Sushant Suryarao.. MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande said, “In every MNS rally, Chougule used to paint his body with MNS flag colours in support of the party. We all knew him well.” Mumbai police issue notices to MNS activists The Mumbai police has served notices to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists and functionaries as measures to prevent any law and order problem in the wake of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoning MNS chief Raj Thackeray. The police said that the focus would be to not allow any party workers around the ED office where Thackeray will be questioned. The periphery of ED office will be cordoned off for any visitors. “We have served notices to the party activists and functionaries to curb any violence. Requisite deployment of riot control police and other officials will be made at the spot on Thursday,” said an officer of Mumbai police. The police has served notices under section 149 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to several party functionaries in Mumbai. The officials added that other steps will be taken based on the situation on the ground. The deployment will be in place since early morning with Mr Thackeray being summoned at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office at 11 am. The police has warned of strict action against those who violate the terms of notice. In case of organised violence, the police will file criminal cases against those found involved. The neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai police has also taken steps to keep any kind of mob violence at bay. The Thane police said that it has also issued notices to some of the party functionaries as the MNS had called for a shut down in Thane earlier.
2019-08-21Thane: Building slab collapses in Ulhasnagar; no one hurt - Free Press Journal
Thane: Building slab collapses in Ulhasnagar; no one hurtBy PTIRepresentational PicThane: A portion of the three-storey residential building collapsed in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Wednesday. No casualty was reported in the incident, he said.A huge slab of the third floor of Sachdev Apartment building, located in Ulhasnagar township, crashed and fell on the floors below it around 9 pm on Tuesday, regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said.On getting information, fire brigade and civic officials rushed to the site and rescued all those residing in the ill-fated structure, he said. "No one was injured in the mishap," he added.All members of six families residing in the building was rescued by late night and shifted to a safer place, Ulhasnagar's disaster control officer Balasaheb Netke said. On August 13, a five-storey building in Ulhasnagar collapsed, a day after it developed cracks and started 'sinking', Netke earlier said.Nobody was injured as occupants of all 31 flats in that building were evacuated to safety on August 12, he said.(For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)maharashtrathaneulhasnagarBuilding slab collapsesRecent StoriesEconomy in ICU, government issues 'look out notice' for those defending civil liberties: Kapil SibalLIVELatest News! US, UK and Canada slams Pakistan & China for discrimination against religious minoritiesNITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar calls for 'extraordinary' steps to tackle 'unprecedented' situation in financial sector Will surrender before court, not police: Mokama MLA Anant Singh WADA suspends India's National Dope Testing Laboratory for six monthstrending About UsCareersDisclaimerPrivacy PolicyContact UsAdvertise With UsRSSFree Press Journal | Powered by Quintype Follow us on Close Free Press Journal www.freepressjournal.in INSTALL APP
2019-08-21Clearance for access road to car depot, casting yard deferred - Mumbai Mirror
Clearance for access road to car depot, casting yard deferred Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 06:00 IST : The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has deferred clearance for an access road to the Magharpada metro car depot and the Kavesar casting yard in Thane for the Metro 4 line connecting Thane and Wadala. This is expected to delay the project by a few months. The issue was discussed in a July 15 meeting, the minutes of which were released recently. The Magharpada car depot with 16 piers is supposed to be constructed on a 27 hectare plot in CRZ-II zone. The MCZMA has observed that no piers will be allowed in CRZ areas. The temporary casting yard in Kavesar has 6.31 hectares in CRZII zone and 1.41 hectares outside the regulation zone. Apart from making pre-cast girders, it will also have a site office, ready-mix concrete plant and quality control lab, reinforcement, fabrication yard and epoxy coating plant. In the minutes of the meeting, MCZMA said that the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report had shown Magharpada car depot outside the CRZ area, but as per Google maps, it is within the regulation zone. It has asked MMRDA to explain this discrepancy. The Kavesar casting yard will be set up on a temporary basis for five years. MMRDA has submitted that the land will be restored after metro work is completed. However, the MCZMA has observed that the project will affect the land-use pattern and said that a creek-let in the neighbourhood may be impacted due to the Magharpada car depot. However, as the EIA report mentions that land-use pattern will remain the same, MMRDA has been asked to clarify. Though the EIA report says there are no mangroves at the project site, it mentions the existence of shrimps, mudskippers, mud crabs, cat fish, bivalves, oysters etc. The MMRDA was told to assess the impact of the project on fisheries and fishermen living in the vicinity and come up with mitigation measures. The EIA report also mentions that due to the car shed and depot in Magharpada, there could be “oil pollution, effluent pollution, impact due to filling of area and loss of livelihood”.
2019-08-21Four arrested for 14 break-ins; two held for chain snatching in Thane - Hindustan Times
Four arrested for 14 break-ins; two held for chain snatching in Thane Updated: Aug 22, 2019 00:58 IST : In two separate cases, four men have been arrested for 14 house break-ins. Two men were arrested for seven chain snatching and three bike-theft cases on Wednesday. Mahatma Phule police arrested Pappu Yadav, 22, Aakash Gore, 24, Datta Patil, 21, and Datta Matekar, 20, for a break-in theft at a medical shop in Thangewadi, Kalyan (West) last month. The accused stole two mobile phones and ?500 from the shop. “During investigation, it was found that the gang used to rob grocery stores, medical shops, sweet marts and cloth stores in the city,” said Vivek Pansare, deputy commissioner of police, Kalyan. Police found three break-in theft cases were registered against the gang with Mahatma Phule police; five cases were registered at Hill Line police; two cases were filed at Vitthalwadi police station; two cases were registered at Kolsewadi and two cases were registered at Nashik police station against the gang. “A total of 14 cases of break-in thefts were registered against the gang members,” said Pansare. Police seized two motorcycles and stolen items worth ?2.41 lakh. In the second incident, the anti-robbery squad of Kalyan zone 3 arrested Kasim Afsar, 20, from Ambivli, Kalyan for seven chain snatching and three bike-theft cases. During investigation, Afsar revealed his aide’s name Firoz Sarvar, 55, who helped him sell the stolen items. Two cases were registered against the duo at Bazarpeth police station; one at Mahatma Phule police station; two cases at Kolsewadi; one case at Tilaknagar; one case at Dombivli, one case at Vitthalwadi and one case at Khadakpada police station. “We seized 72gm gold and three motorcycles from them,” said Avinash Palde, police sub-inspector.
2019-08-21Waterfront project-hit Thane residents will be alloted commercial stalls - Hindustan Times
Waterfront project-hit Thane residents will be alloted commercial stalls Updated: Aug 22, 2019 01:00 IST : The local establishments displaced in the waterfront development project across the city will be rehabilitated at the same place. The decision to provide jobs to those displaced on their original site was taken in the general body meeting held on Tuesday. It passed a resolution after highlighting that most locals lost their livelihood during Parsik and Gaimukh chowpatty beautification work. The locals will be alloted commercial stalls at the chowpatty. Around 310 people were displaced from Retibunder, three from Kopri and 179 from Gaimukh-Nagla Bunder for the development of these waterfronts. Sadhana Joshi, Ghodbunder corporator, said, “Hundreds of people made their livelihood through sand dredging and fishing along Gaimukh creek. The project has rendered many without a source of income. TMC?had promised to give them shops along the chowpatty. But, there was no mention during the inauguration of Gaimukh chowpatty.” Leader of the house Naresh Mhaske tabled a proposal that all those who will be displaced in waterfront development work will get employment at the same location. “The displaced will be given stall at the same waterfront from where they were displaced. There are food and entertainment stalls planned in the beautification. The locals should be given the stalls to manage,” he added.
2019-08-21Thane: Building slab collapses in Ulhasnagar; no one hurt - Yahoo India News
Thane: Building slab collapses in Ulhasnagar; no one hurtFree Press Journal21 August 2019ReblogShareTweetShareThane: A portion of the three-storey residential building collapsed in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Wednesday. No casualty was reported in the incident, he said.A huge slab of the third floor of Sachdev Apartment building, located in Ulhasnagar township, crashed and fell on the floors below it around 9 pm on Tuesday, regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said.On getting information, fire brigade and civic officials rushed to the site and rescued all those residing in the ill-fated structure, he said. "No one was injured in the mishap," he added.All members of six families residing in the building was rescued by late night and shifted to a safer place, Ulhasnagar's disaster control officer Balasaheb Netke said. On August 13, a five-storey building in Ulhasnagar collapsed, a day after it developed cracks and started 'sinking', Netke earlier said.Nobody was injured as occupants of all 31 flats in that building were evacuated to safety on August 12, he said.ReblogShareTweetShareWhat to read nextMNS Worker Ends Life Allegedly Over ED’s Notice to Raj ThackerayThe QuintChidambaram arrested LIVE Updates: Was he guarding himself with guns, bombs, asks son KartiThe Indian ExpressVideo of Naked Woman Riding Bike Claimed from Belagavi Goes Viral! Police ProbeLatestlyLKW day 2: Lovebirds Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar walk the ramp hand-in-handIndia Newzstreet MediaCamila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Have Competition! Topless Aziz Ansari and Serena Campbell Take a PDA-Packed Stroll by the Ocean in SpainLatestlyDelhi Shocker: Man Returns Home to Find Wife’s Friend Watching TV With Son, Beats Him to DeathLatestlyP Chidambaram arrested from home by CBI amid high dramaIndia Newzstreet MediaP Chidambaram's arrest a plot to divert attention from Article 370, says son KartiIndia TodayDwayne Johnson tops Forbes 2019 list of world's highest-paid actors, Akshay Kumar nabs fourth spotFirstpostNow, Pakistan wants Priyanka Chopra to be denotified from UN postFinancial ExpressCardi B Fumes at NYPD! Asks Them to ‘Motherf***ing Suck a Fart’ for Shutting Down Star Brim’s Back-to-School EventLatestlyWill fight my father's case both politically and legally: P Chidambaram's son KartiAniJaved Akhtar Slams Pak PM Imran Khan Over Tweet Against Modi GovtThe QuintSalma Hayek, 52, shows off her curves in sexy swimsuit pics: ‘Even the ocean can’t put out the fire’Yahoo Lifestyle‘Won’t Let More Kids Die’: Kashmiri Women On Struggles of J&K LifeThe QuintAyodhya case in SC: Bench demands 'objective' documentary evidence on existence of Ram temple after Hindu parties argue based on religious textsFirstpost
2019-08-21Thane-based conservationist tracks genetics of giraffes - The Hindu
Thane-based conservationist tracks genetics of giraffes UPDATED: AUGUST 22, 2019 08:10 IST : Tushar Kulkarni is not a zoologist; neither does he hold an academic degree in animal sciences. He had always had a desire to work in the field of wildlife and conservation, but never did he imagine that someday he would become a giraffe researcher. After 10 years into service, Mr. Kulkarni quit his corporate job and started interning with zoos in India and abroad so that he could study the long-legged mammal’s behaviour and captive management. The 42-year-old conservationist from Thane has carried out a pilot genetic research on giraffes, also known as the tallest living terrestrial animals. The groundbreaking study has fetched him international recognition. In May, his research paper was selected for the International Giraffe Conference held at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Ohio, U.S. “From BNHS Conservation Education Centre at Goregaon to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre to Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in Indiana, U.S., the experience I gained while working as a volunteer helped me in the research,” said Mr. Kulkarni. His decision to choose the giraffes at Alipore zoo in West Bengal for his study resulted from the observations he made as an educator at the facility in 2015. While educating tourists about giraffes at Alipore zoo, Mr. Kulkarni says, he noticed a certain behaviour in the animals. “They would often lick non-food objects like walls, doors and the metal fence of the enclosure. Since they were offered food in open trays, they would eat mouthfuls without using their tongues, which would lead to this behaviour and is a sign of stress.” This went against their natural behaviour, says Mr. Kulkarni, a commerce graduate from Mumbai University. “I started recording their behaviour in the morning and evening, and then prepared a report. My study aimed at formulating methods for their better management at the zoo.” The behavioural study made it to the International Giraffe Conference at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago in May 2016, where Mr. Kulkarni presented the paper. Taxonomy trail He says there are about 30 giraffes kept in 10 zoos in India. “The taxonomy (species or subspecies) of these giraffes is largely unknown as many zoos do not have an explicit record of initial giraffe acquisitions from the wild or from overseas facilities.” As many of the facilities participate in breeding and exchange programmes, it was important to understand the genetics and phylogeny of these animals, Mr. Kulkarni says. In October 2017, Mr. Kulkarni obtained permission from the West Bengal Zoo Authority to collect stool samples of the giraffes. The samples were then sent to the molecular biodiversity laboratory, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu. Geneticists at the laboratory extracted DNA samples from the mucous layers of the stool. The lab report that came out in March 2019 revealed that the giraffes at the Alipore zoo were subspecies of the Nubian Giraffe and species Northern Giraffe. Sanil Pillai, who headed the team of geneticists at Ooty lab in examining the DNA samples, said since giraffes are not native to India, it was important to know the origins to ensure breeding between similar species. “Cross-breeding produces infertile hybrids, which is not good for the existing captive giraffes in the country.” Throughout the research period, Mr. Kulkarni and his team were in touch with Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Namibia where he works, for its guidance. Asked about being called a giraffe whisperer, Mr. Kurlkarni says, it is extremely difficult to communicate with the animal since it hardly makes any sound. “However, through positive reinforcement training, we can make it do certain things. For example, as their hoof overgrows, they might get arthritis. If we want a giraffe to participate voluntarily in the medical check-up like placing its hoof over the block for an X-ray, this training does the trick.”
2019-08-21Thane: Girl commits suicide by jumping from 5th floor of school - Times of India
Thane: Girl commits suicide by jumping from 5th floor of school Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 23:14 IST : THANE: A 14-year-old girl allegedly ended her life by jumping from the fifth floor of a school building in Bhiwandi town in Maharashtra's Thane district on Wednesday, police said. Mubshira Bano, the deceased, studied in Class 10 at privately-run Ansari Safia Girls Urdu High School in the town. On Wednesday, she appeared for an internal test, and afterwards she went up to the fifth floor of the building and jumped down, police said. The school watchman saw her lying in a pool of blood. She was taken to a local hospital first where she was administered primary treatment. Mubshira was being taken to JJ Hospital in Mumbai for further treatment when she died on the way. Further probe is on, police said.
2019-08-21MNS activist ends life, party links it to ED notice to Raj Thackeray - Times of India
MNS activist ends life, party links it to ED notice to Raj ThackerayMNS activist ends life, party links it to ED notice to Raj ThackerayPTI | Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 15:49 ISTPravin Chowgule. (Photo: Facebook)THANE: An activist of the MNS allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Thane district, with a party leader on Wednesday claiming he was "depressed" over the Enforcement Directorate's notice to MNS chief Raj Thackeray. However, the police said no suicide note was found and a probe was under way to ascertain why he took the extreme step. The deceased, Pravin Chowgule (27), was an alcoholic and used to be frequently depressed, police sub-inspector Mahesh Kawde said. He allegedly doused himself with kerosene and set himself afire at his residence in Kalwa township around 10 pm on Tuesday, Kawde said. When some of Chowgule's neighbours saw smoke emanating from his house, they rushed there and took him to a local hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. "No suicide note was found at the spot," Kawde said, adding that the police registered a case of accidental death and a probe was under way. He said Chowgule lived alone and used to work as a tourist car operator. "He used to be frequently depressed and was a liquor addict. He had earlier also attempted suicide on two-three occasions," the official said. However, MNS Thane unit spokesman Nainesh Patankar said Chowgule took the extreme step as he was "depressed and angry" over the ED's notice to Raj Thackeray. Prior to committing suicide, Chowgule expressed concern over this in posts on his Facebook page, he said. After getting information about his death, several MNS leaders and activists rushed to the hospital around midnight. Thackeray has been summoned by the ED in connection with a money-laundering probe. He will appear before the ED on Thursday, the MNS earlier said. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Thackeray said he would "honour" the summons, and appealed to his party workers to maintain "peace and harmony" and not to indulge in violent protests. 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2019-08-21Builing slab collapses in Thane; none hurt - Mid-day
Thane: A portion of the three-storey residential building collapsed in Ulhasnagar in Thane district of Maharashtra at 9 pm on Tuesday. No casualties were reported in the incident. The incident happened when a huge slab of the third floor of Sachdev Apartment building, located in Ulhasnagar township, crashed and fell on the floors below it, regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam said. The fire brigade and civic officials rushed to the site and rescued all those residing in the building. Ulhasnagar's disaster control officer Balasaheb Netke said that all members of six families residing in the building was rescued by late-night and shifted to a safer place. On August 13, a day after it developed cracks and started 'sinking', a five-storey building in Ulhasnagar collapsed, Netke told news agency PTI. Nobody was injured as occupants of all 31 flats in that building were evacuated to safety on August 12, he said. Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from PTI Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com Subscribe Loading... Tags ulhasnagarthane Raj Thackeray calls for peace, gets support from cousin Uddhav Thackeray Related News Mumbai: Building collapses in Ulhasnagar, around 100 residents evacuated Aug 14, 2019, 09:34 IST Mumbai: Central Railway motorman jumps off halted train to pee on tracks Jul 18, 2019, 07:15 IST Mumbai Crime: Man slashes 24-year-old boy's throat in broad daylight at Ulhasnagar Jun 18, 2019, 10:04 IST Mumbai: Show-cause notices to civic bodies over polluted rivers May 08, 2019, 07:40 IST Police constable arrested for taking Rs 80,000 bribe in Maharashtra Apr 03, 2019, 18:05 IST Untreated sewage continues to deface Ulhas river Mar 16, 2019, 15:10 IST Recommended Videos Dabangg 3 details revealed by Salman Khan Raj Thackeray calls for peace, gets support from Uddhav Thackeray Go deliciously Eco-Friendly by opting for chocolate Ganesha Here's all you need to know about Diva Dhawan Loading... Also Read Mumbai Crime: Assault case filed by woman found to be false Usain Bolt and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett share a sizzling chemistry! From TV to big screen - Sana Khan the style diva Katrina Kaif, Khushi Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Karisma Kapoor at LFW 2019 Latest News Karti Chidambaram: Drama enacted for 'voyeuristic pleasure of some' P Chidambaram taken into custody, moved to CBI headquarters Jackie Shroff's first look from Prasthanam unveiled Here's how Anushka Sharma is planning to make internet a happy place! Hindi News Health Education Nai Dunia Inext Her Zindagi Radio City Gujarati News Urdu News Mid-Day Facebook Twitter Instagram Apple Android Subscribe About Us Advertise With Us Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions Investor Relations Careers Contact Us Authors Sitemap RSS Copyright © 2019 Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserverd. This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK
2019-08-218-year-old boy rescued from lift in Thane - Yahoo India News
8-year-old boy rescued from lift in Thane 21 August 2019 : Kalyan: An eight-year-old boy, whose leg was stuck between the lift and the floor of a Thane high-rise on Monday evening, was successfully rescued by the fire brigade. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment of his injuries and is reportedly out of danger. The boy, identified as Ved Milind Yevle, 8, a class 3 student, lives with his parents at the Flower Valley Complex in Thane. On Monday, Ved was returning home after playing with his friends. He was wearing skating shoes. Reportedly, one of his legs got stuck between the doors when the lift reached the second floor. Hearing his cries for help, residents rushed to the spot and switched off power to the lift. According to an official of the regional disaster management cell (RDMC), a call was received around 8.30pm about a boy with skating shoes who was stuck between the lift and the second floor of a building. "We rushed to spot with a fire tender and a vehicle and rescued him within an hour. The boy suffered injuries to his left leg and was taken to a hospital in Thane," said RDMC chief Santosh Kadam.
2019-08-21MNS activist commits suicide in Thane dist - United News of India
MNS activist commits suicide in Thane distThane, Aug 21 (UNI) A 27-year-old MNS activist committed suicide at his residence in Vitava of Kalwa , the city police said. Getting the news, the MNS leaders including the district chief Avinash Jadhav rushed to the Kalwa Civic Hospital where his body was taken for a post-mortem. Police said around 2200 hrs on Tuesday the MNS activist Pravin Chowgule doused himself in kerosene and set himself afire and died.Please log in to get detailed story. 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2019-08-21MNS worker in Thane commits suicide after Raj Thackeray gets ED notice - Mumbai Mirror
MNS worker in Thane commits suicide after Raj Thackeray gets ED notice Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 10:31 IST : A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) worker from Thane city allegedly committed suicide after party chief Raj Thackeray received summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Thackeray has been summoned to appear on Thursday (August 22) in a case related to alleged irregularities regarding Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) loan in Kohinoor CTNL. The youth has been identified as Praveen Chowgule, and the incident took place at his house in Vitawa near Kalwa in Thane. He reportedly set himself on fire. Police are yet to confirm if he committed suicide only because of the ED summons to Raj Thackeray. Earlier too, he had reportedly attempted suicide. ED notice to Raj Thackeray: MNS Thane President Avinash Jadhav reacts to party worker's suicide However, according to a report, before ending his life, he had told his friend that he was upset over the ED notice to Raj Thackeray and he was going to commit suicide. According to his Facebook profile, he was working with a private firm. On his profile feed, he has shared several news items in support of Raj Thackeray. He also slammed the ED using abusive language and dared them to visit Krishna Kunj, the MNS chief's residence in Shivaji Park. A post shared by his friend announcing his demise claimed that he took the extreme step due to ED's notice to Thackeray. He was rushed to the hospital, but he suffered 85 percent burns and scummed to injuries. Pravin, who is said to be close to party leader Avinash Jadhav, had actively participated in MNS events and protests. He had also painted the party flag on his body.
2019-08-21Why Thane's roads are lying in tatters - Mid-day
Why Thane's roads are lying in tatters Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 09:01 IST : In a hurry to try and fill up the pothole-ridden roads in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli, some authorities seem to be using a lousy quick-fix, which includes heaps of gravel and no tar. Instead of helping solve the problem, the mix is throwing up gravel and pebbles on the road, further endangering citizens' commute, and is also leading to potholes resurfacing on the stretches. After being pressured by the media and citizens, civic and road officials in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli finally took up the task of filling potholes. Unfortunately, none of them are filling the potholes appropriately. On the Patri pul to Kon village stretch, the workers appointed by MSRDC to fill up the potholes were seen using a mix of gravel, sand and dry cement. They were spreading the mix with their legs. Upon being asked why they weren't using tar or cement grout in the mix, Sunil Salvi, who was in-charge of the workers, told mid-day, "We are using gravel and sand. Jo bole hai wahi karenge na (we will do as we're told). The main in-charge has gone out for tea, he has all the details. For an almost 10 to 15 km stretch, we have been asked to fill potholes in this way." Just Gravel : Even worse is the situation on Ghodbunder road, where MMRDA is filling potholes with just gravel. On the pothole-ridden Waghbil bridge, the gravel has spilled out of the potholes and spread all over the road. Rest of the corporation are filling the potholes in the same way except the Thane Municipal Corporation, which is using a mix of tar and gravel. The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation has not yet started filling potholes because they have not yet issued the tender for it this year. mid-day repeatedly reached out to MSRDC and MMRDA officials, but they were reluctant to respond to text messages and did not answer any calls. Road Expert Says : Meanwhile, mid-day spoke to Dr Vilas Deshmukh, who is a researcher and road expert, about the methods in which the potholes are being filled. He was of the opinion that no one is filling potholes the right way. Deshmukh had joined TMC as a consultant to build the first UTWT (ultra thin white topping) road in Powai at the L&T gate and at Ghantali road in Thane. Deshmukh made some changes in the method that was invented in America while he was working for the ACC and also helped the company get a patent for it. The Ghantali road has stayed the same for 12 years, without any potholes. Dr Deshmukh said, "The first solution to make all roads pothole-free road is to use UTWT technology. Those roads last for more than 12 to 15 years with very minimal maintenance. By using pebbles, gravel and sand, one can fill up the potholes but no one follows the correct process. First, the size of the pothole and its condition have to be checked. If it is small, some space has to made inside it so that the material poured inside has space to stick in. Later, the pothole should be cleaned completely, after which the BM hotmix and cement grout should be poured into it. It is a very simple and less expensive process, but contractors don't want to do it in the right way and corporation engineers don't bother checking the work." Authorities Say : UMC commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh said, "We could not process the tender for the repair of the roads. But, I have sent out an order to fill the potholes in the next few days." TMC deputy commissioner Sandip Malvi said, "Due to the monsoon, we could not finish filling the potholes, but before Ganpati, we have set a target to fill all potholes, which we have already started working on." Devidas Pawar, chief officer, Ambernath Municipal Corporation said, "When I joined (AMC) I filled up all the potholes, but due to heavy rain, the roads have been ruined again. We will fix all potholes soon." Commuters Injured : 'I tried to turn my bike to save myself from a pothole, but the gravel on the road made my bike skid. I could not walk for a week because my right leg was swollen. With a child at home, it gets very difficult to manage with an injured leg. Also, I will lose my salary if I stay at home any longer' Suvrna Manke, injured at Ambedkar chowk in Badlapur 'Near Teen Hath Naka, there were pebbles and gravel on the road. Because of the pressure of a truck, a pebble hit my helmet. I was unable to control my bike and it skidded' Chetan Yerapalle, injured his leg in Thane 12 No. of years the UTWT road in Thane has stayed covered in potholes
2019-08-20Raj Thackeray to appear before ED; MNS withdraws Thane bandh - Economic Times
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The MNS has also withdrawn its proposed bandh in the neighbouring Thane district on Thursday, he said. The ED has summoned Thackeray to appear before it on Thursday in connection with its probe into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam. The agency is probing alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company, which is developing Kohinoor Square tower in Mumbai's Dadar area. MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande on Monday warned that the "party will protest on streets if the government takes any action with prejudice against Thackeray". The party also proposed a bandh in Thane on Thursday. Thackeray held a meeting with party office-bearers at his residence here on Tuesday to discuss the issue and future course of action. "Raj saheb will appear before the ED on Thursday. 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2019-08-20Thane: Building slab collapses in Ulhasnagar; no injuries - Times of India
Thane: Building slab collapses in Ulhasnagar; no injuries Updated: Aug 20, 2019, 23:29 IST : ULHASNAGAR: A ground plus three storied building's huge slab collapsed on Tuesday night in Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district. Luckily, no one was inside flat when the slab fell from the third to the ground floor, otherwise it could have proved fatal. Following the incident, fire and civic teams reached the spot and rescued over 50 people from the building. The incident took place on Tuesday night at 10pm in the Sachdev Apartment building situated in camp number 1 in Ulhasnagar. An official from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation said that building was in the list of 214 dangerous buildings in the town. Ganesh Shimpi, assistant municipal commissioner of the UMC, said, A huge portion around 10 feet of slab fell from third floor to second floor. Shimpi said, After our team received information, we reached the spot and rescued residents from building. The official said that building is old and there are twelve flats in it. Dr Yuvraj Bhadane, public relation officer of UMC, said, The building will be sealed after evacuation. Meanwhile, the resindents have been shifted to their relatives houses and some have taken shelter at Thayra Singh Darbar in Ulhasnagar. This is a case of second building collapse in Ulhasnagar within a week. Last week on August 13, Mahak A apartment had collapsed down a day after when all residents left building finding after they found it sinking. Alongwith Mahak three adjoining buildings were also sealed by the UMC.
2019-08-20Thane: Passengers evacuated after MSRTC bus catches fires - Times of India
Thane: Passengers evacuated after MSRTC bus catches fires Updated: Aug 20, 2019, 23:31 IST : THANE: Around 40 passengers travelling in a MSRTC bus, from Thane to Borivali, were evacuated after the crew noticed smoke emanating from the engine on Tuesday evening. The Regional Disaster Management Cell officials said the driver of the bus, Anil Jaybha, noticed the smoke after which he alerted his colleague conductor, Kunal Vatore, following which the CNG-run bus was stopped near R Mall, Ghodbandar Road, Manpada. The rescue teams were called and the passengers were evacuated. Initial investigations revealed the smoke was emanating due to overheated engine, said Santosh Kadam, chief of disaster management cell.
2019-08-20No Thane bandh on August 22; Raj Thackeray to appear before ED - Times Now
No Thane bandh on August 22; Raj Thackeray to appear before ED Updated Aug 20, 2019 : Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray will on Thursday appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an investigation into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam. Meanwhile, the MNS has decided to call off the proposed bandh in the neighbouring Thane district on August 22 (Thursday). The ED is investigating purported irregularities relating to IL&FS' loans and equity investment worth more than Rs 450 crore in realty firm Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company, which is constructing Kohinoor Square tower in Mumbai's Dadar area. The company was founded by Unmesh Joshi, the son of former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi, Raj Thackeray and real estate builder Rajan Shirodkar. The ED had yesterday questioned Unmesh Joshi for more than eight hours in the case and also summoned Raj Thackeray for questioning. Following the ED’s summon, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande issued a warning, saying that the "party will protest on streets if the government takes any action with prejudice against Thackeray". The MNS had also proposed a bandh in Thane on August 22. However, Thackeray convened a meeting with MNS office-bearers at his residence this evening and discussed the issue. "Raj saheb will appear before the ED on Thursday. He has appealed to the MNS workers not to hold any protests which may cause problems to the public," Deshpande said. Saying that MNS’ call for Thane bandh has been withdrawn, Deshpande said: “Raj Thackeray does not want people to be affected due to the bandh.” He further described the ED’s notice as “political vendetta and not any serious inquiry”. However, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the ED functions independently. "If they have not committed any wrong, why should they be worried about it?" Fadnavis asked. The Opposition has slammed the ED's move. As per Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)'s Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde, Thackeray has been slapped with an ED notice for exposing the BJP and Shiv Sena during the election campaign. "Speak out against us and you get an ED notice. What kind of dirty politics is being played?" asked Munde. Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat called it “bulldozing tactics” by the BJP government against the Opposition. Rather than addressing issues such as unemployment, inflation, economic crisis and problems faced by farmers, the government is adopting ‘dictatorial tactics’ to muffle its critics, added Thorat. Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan chief Raju Shetti described the ED move as 'witchhunt'.
2019-08-20MSRTC bus gets overheated in Thane, 40 passengers evacuated - United News of India
MSRTC bus gets overheated in Thane, 40 passengers evacuated Thane, Aug 20 (UNI) : Around 40 passengers travelling by an MSRTC bus from Thane to Borivali in Mumbai escaped unhurt after the bus got overheated and started emitting smoke on Tuesday. As the bus developed a snag near the 'R Mall' on the Ghodbunder road this evening, the driver of the bus stopped it, called the fire brigade and let the bus cooled down. Chief of the RDMC Santosh Kadam said that all the 40 passengers travelling by the bus were evacuated and shifted to another bus towards Borivali.
2019-08-20Ikea officially opens online store in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane - Free Press Journal
Ikea officially opens online store in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane Updated on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:24 AM IST : Swedish home furnishings major Ikea on Monday said it has launched its online store in the city offering more than 7,500 products. This makes Mumbai the first Indian city where Ikea will service online orders, and the second — after Hyderabad — where customers have access to Ikea's catalogue of products. Ikea's online deliveries will cover the greater Mumbai region, including the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. Unlike the likes of Amazon, Flipkart, and local furniture competitors Pepperfry and Urban Ladder, Ikea isn't offering free delivery as of now. According to NDTVGadgets.com, you'll have to pay a minimum of Rs. 199 for delivery, with costs rising as the product weight does. The Mumbai online store will deliver goods within four days of placing of an order, says its website. For assembly and installation, it continues to partner with the home services startup UrbanClap. There are also early bird offers listed on the website, which are valid till August 31. To avail additional discounts, you can sign up for the free Ikea Family membership. The membership then grants users access to special prices on certain items. It took the company five years to launch its first store in India at HITEC City in Hyderabad. Its second store at the MIDC Turbhe of Navi Mumbai is under construction since 2017. The store is expected to open later this year. Online retailers including Amazon India, Flipkart and local furniture players like Pepperfry and Urban Ladder offer free deliveries. While the Swedish company announced the official start of its operations in Mumbai today, the online order option has been unofficially available for more than a week now. The big change is that Ikea now has a dedicated section for Mumbai residents, offering a curated catalogue of products. Mumbai will see a multichannel offer including smaller format stores, and a big format store in Navi Mumbai, Ikea said in a statement. The online store will offer 1,000 products priced below Rs 200, it said adding that all the prices are the same across India, both in an offline store and online. In India, Ikea currently has more than 55 suppliers with 45,000 direct employees and 400,000 people in the extended supply chain. It added that so far, more than 3 million customers have visited its first store in Hyderabad.
2019-08-20Raj Thackeray to Appear Before Enforcement Directorate; MNS Withdraws Thane Bandh - News18
Raj Thackeray to Appear Before Enforcement Directorate; MNS Withdraws Thane BandhStation Master Dies After Falling on Tracks While Trying to Board Train in MPDelhi to Witness Rise in Temperature as Rain Unlikely in the Capital for Next 3 DaysNorthern States Continue to Grapple With Rain Aftermath as Death Toll Climbs to 42 News18 » India 1-min read Raj Thackeray to Appear Before Enforcement Directorate; MNS Withdraws Thane Bandh The ED has summoned Thackeray to appear before it on Thursday in connection with its probe into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam. PTIUpdated:August 20, 2019, 5:07 PM IST File photo of MNS chief Raj Thackeray. Loading... Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering probe and has appealed to the party workers not to protest over the issue, a party spokesperson said on Tuesday. The MNS has also withdrawn its proposed bandh in the neighbouring Thane district on Thursday, he said. The ED has summoned Thackeray to appear before it on Thursday in connection with its probe into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam. The agency is probing alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company, which is developing Kohinoor Square tower in Mumbai's Dadar area. MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande on Monday warned that the "party will protest on streets if the government takes any action with prejudice against Thackeray". The party also proposed a bandh in Thane on Thursday. Thackeray held a meeting with party office-bearers at his residence here on Tuesday to discuss the issue and future course of action. "Raj saheb will appear before the ED on Thursday. He has appealed to the MNS workers not to hold any protests which may cause problems to the public," Deshpande said after the meeting. He said the party has also withdrawn its call for a bandh in Thane. "Raj Thackeray does not want people to be affected due to the bandh," Deshpande said. He alleged that the ED was issuing notices only to leaders from the opposition parties. "It is political vendetta and not any serious inquiry," he said. Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi's son Unmesh Joshi was also summoned by the ED in the same case. He deposed before the central agency here on Monday and his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time. 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2019-08-20Thane man gets 25 yrs RI for repeated rape on his teenage daughter - United News of India
Thane man gets 25 yrs RI for repeated rape on his teenage daughter Thane, Aug 20 (UNI) : A special POCSO court here on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a 38-year-old man from Bhiwandi town of the district to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 25 years for repeated rape on his teenage daughter for two years. Additional public prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that the accused (who was not identified)used to repeatedly rape the victim, then aged 16, in the middle of the night from May 2014 till May 2016 in their house in the Shanti Nagar area of Bhiwandi. He committed the heinous act after giving sleeping pills to his wife, who was not keeping well.
2019-08-20Posters in Mumbai, Thane hail Raj Thackeray as 'Kohinoor diamond' after ED summons MNS chief in IL&FS case - Times Now
Posters in Mumbai, Thane hail Raj Thackeray as 'Kohinoor diamond' after ED summons MNS chief in IL&FS case Updated Aug 20, 2019 : Mumbai: MNS workers have put several posters in Mumbai and Thane to protest against Enforcement Directorate (ED) notice to their chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a money-laundering probe in the IL&FS alleged payment default crisis. The ED had on Monday sent a notice to MNS chief, summoning him on August 22 for questioning in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in IL&FS group’s loan and equity investment in Kohinoor CTNL. The poster says the questioning is not about Kohinoor Mills but the ‘Kohinoor diamond’, who fights for Marathis, referring to Thackeray. Earlier, the MNS workers had called for a bandh on August 22 to protest against the summon notice, however, they later called it off. Thackeray had told his party workers that he will be answering all the questions of ED and also urged them to not call any bandh. Earlier, MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande had called the ED notice to Thackeray a “political vendetta”. "Raj Thackeray created a sensation during the Lok Sabha poll campaign earlier this year. It had a significant impact on people and to avoid a similar challenge ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the ED has issued the notice,” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. “The Kohinoor deal is very old and Thackeray exited it a long time back. I wonder why the Centre has come up with the inquiry notice so late," Deshpande said, adding, the ED has "become a tool to suppress our voice." The BJP-led Maharashtra government, however, rejected the charges and said that the ED is an autonomous body and that it has no say in the functioning of the probe agency. "If Raj Thackeray has done nothing wrong in his Kohinoor deal, he should not worry about it. The notice has not been issued for any political reasons,” senior BJP leader and Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan had said. Besides Thackeray, the ED had also summoned former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi's son Unmesh Joshi. Joshi and Thackeray had jointly bid for some assets after creating a consortium, but later the MNS chief quit. IL&FS invested over Rs 200 crore funds in Kohinoor CTNL and is said to have suffered a loss in the deal. Last week, the ED had filed its first charge sheet before a special court in Mumbai in the case and attached assets worth about Rs 570 crore, PTI reported.
2019-08-20Raj Thackeray To Appear Before Probe Agency; Party Withdraws Thane Bandh - NDTV News
Raj Thackeray To Appear Before Probe Agency; Party Withdraws Thane Bandh Updated: August 20, 2019 18:56 IST : MUMBAI: MNS chief Raj Thackeray will appear before the Enforcement Directorate or ED in connection with a money laundering probe and has appealed to the party workers not to protest over the issue, a party spokesperson said on Tuesday. The MNS has also withdrawn its proposed bandh in the neighbouring Thane district on Thursday, he said. The ED has summoned Raj Thackeray to appear before it on Thursday in connection with its probe into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam. The agency is probing alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs. 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company, which is developing Kohinoor Square tower in Mumbai's Dadar area. MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande on Monday warned that the "party will protest on streets if the government takes any action with prejudice against Thackeray". The party also proposed a bandh in Thane on Thursday. Raj Thackeray held a meeting with party office-bearers at his residence in Mumbai on Tuesday to discuss the issue and future course of action. "Raj saheb will appear before the ED on Thursday. He has appealed to the MNS workers not to hold any protests which may cause problems to the public," Mr Deshpande said after the meeting. He said the party has also withdrawn its call for a bandh in Thane. "Raj Thackeray does not want people to be affected due to the bandh," Mr Deshpande said. He alleged that the ED was issuing notices only to leaders from the opposition parties. "It is political vendetta and not any serious inquiry," he said. Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi's son Unmesh Joshi was also summoned by the ED in the same case. He deposed before the central agency here on Monday and his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.
2019-08-20Thane: Passengers evacuated after MSRTC bus catches fire - Times of India
Thane: Passengers evacuated after MSRTC bus catches fires Updated: Aug 20, 2019, 23:31 IST : THANE: Around 40 passengers travelling in a MSRTC bus, from Thane to Borivali, were evacuated after the crew noticed smoke emanating from the engine on Tuesday evening. The Regional Disaster Management Cell officials said the driver of the bus, Anil Jaybha, noticed the smoke after which he alerted his colleague conductor, Kunal Vatore, following which the CNG-run bus was stopped near R Mall, Ghodbandar Road, Manpada. The rescue teams were called and the passengers were evacuated. Initial investigations revealed the smoke was emanating due to overheated engine, said Santosh Kadam, chief of disaster management cell.
2019-08-20IL&FS case: Raj Thackeray to appear before ED on August 22; MNS withdraws Thane bandh - Business Today
IL&FS case: Raj Thackeray to appear before ED on August 22; MNS withdraws Thane bandhThe agency is probing alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company PTI   Mumbai     Last Updated: August 20, 2019  | 14:47 IST MNS chief Raj Thackeray will appear before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering probeMNS chief Raj Thackeray will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering probe and has appealed to the party workers not to protest over the issue, a party spokesperson said on Tuesday.The MNS has also withdrawn its proposed bandh in the neighbouring Thane district on Thursday, he said.The ED has summoned Thackeray to appear before it on Thursday in connection with its probe into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) scam.The agency is probing alleged irregularities relating to loans and equity investment worth over Rs 450 crore by IL&FS in Kohinoor CTNL Infrastructure Company, which is developing Kohinoor Square tower in Mumbai's Dadar area.MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande on Monday warned that the "party will protest on streets if the government takes any action with prejudice against Thackeray".The party also proposed a bandh in Thane on Thursday.Thackeray held a meeting with party office-bearers at his residence here on Tuesday to discuss the issue and future course of action."Raj saheb will appear before the ED on Thursday. He has appealed to the MNS workers not to hold any protests which may cause problems to the public," Deshpande said after the meeting.He said the party has also withdrawn its call for a bandh in Thane."Raj Thackeray does not want people to be affected due to the bandh," Deshpande said.He alleged that the ED was issuing notices only to leaders from the opposition parties. "It is political vendetta and not any serious inquiry," he said.Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi's son Unmesh Joshi was also summoned by the ED in the same case.He deposed before the central agency here on Monday and his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), officials said.Also read: IL&FS case: ED summons MNS chief Raj Thackeray; to question exit from defaulter firm Kohinoor CTNLAlso read: ED quizzes ex-Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi's son in IL&FS fraud caseTweetYoutubePrint COMMENT
2019-08-20Maratha group spars with Thane mayor over Shivaji mural - Hindustan Times
Maratha group spars with Thane mayor over Shivaji mural Updated: Aug 21, 2019 03:28 IST : A war of words broke out between office-bearers of Maratha organisation, Sakal Maratha Samaj, and Thane mayor over non-maintenance of a mural of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj installed at Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) headquarters. On Tuesday, the members of the organisation met mayor Meenakshi Shinde and leader of House Naresh Mhaske. They were carrying loose coins and a cheque of Rs 21,000. Alleging that they have been demanding the civic body to repair the mural, the members offered the coins and the cheque to the mayor to repair the mural. This angered Shinde and Mhaske, who dared them to offer the “chillar” to the commissioner, claiming that the mural was in a pathetic condition owing to the administration’s negligence. Finally, the members of the organisation tore the cheque in the mayor’ office and left. Kailash Mahapadi, coordinator of organisation, said, “We have been demanding the repair work for three years. The work has not yet started. We collected money for repairs if TMC has no funds.” Shinde said people should refrain from such protests. “The delay in repair work is because of the administration,” she said. TMC chief Sanjeev Jaiswal said, “We will allot Rs10 lakh for the repair of Shivaji mural and start work in two days.”
2019-08-20MNS calls off Thane bandh on August 22 - Moneycontrol
MNS calls off Thane bandh on August 22 Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had warned, “If people take law in their hands, the government will take action” Moneycontrol News @moneycontrolcom The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has called off their bandh on August 22, news agency ANI has reported.Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had warned of action against those who take law into their hands.The MNS had called for a bandh after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned its chief Raj Thackeray in connection with its money laundering probe into the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) alleged payment default case. The agency is probing Thackeray's involvement in the case in connection with the IL&FS group's loan equity investment in a company called Kohinoor CTNL.
2019-08-20Thane man gets 25 yrs RI for repeated rape on his teenage daughter - United News of India
Thane man gets 25 yrs RI for repeated rape on his teenage daughter Thane, Aug 20 (UNI) : A special POCSO court here on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a 38-year-old man from Bhiwandi town of the district to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 25 years for repeated rape on his teenage daughter for two years. Additional public prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that the accused (who was not identified)used to repeatedly rape the victim, then aged 16, in the middle of the night from May 2014 till May 2016 in their house in the Shanti Nagar area of Bhiwandi. He committed the heinous act after giving sleeping pills to his wife, who was not keeping well.
2019-08-19Youth drowns in Thane quarry - Free Press Journal
Youth drowns in Thane quarry Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 : Thane: A 19-year-old youth drowned while swimming in a quarry in Thane on Sunday, an official said. The incident occurred at a quarry at Lokmanya Nagar pada number 3, near Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Thane on Sunday afternoon when the youth, along with four of his friends entered into a quarry for a swim, said the official of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). RDMC chief, TMC, Santosh Kadam said, “On receiving information around 1 pm, fire brigade and RDMC officials rushed to the spot along with a fire tender. The youth’s body was fished out.” Police sources said, “The police were informed by a group of boys that their friend drowned in a quarry. A team rushed to the spot and informed the fire brigade. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital in Thane for postmortem.” The deceased has been identified as Ajay Kharat Mil (19). Ajay, along with friends Akshay Katake (19), Manisha Chandramore (20), Jay Sarode (19) and Rishabh Sarode (20), had gone to a quarry. They all are resident of Lokmanya Nagar in Thane. They all are undergraduate students in a Thane college.
2019-08-19Maharashtra: Opposition rallies behind Raj Thackeray after Enforcement Directorate notice - The Indian Express
Maharashtra: Opposition rallies behind Raj Thackeray after Enforcement Directorate notice Updated: August 20, 2019 3:39:02 am : MNS leaders claimed that the decision to withdraw the bandh was taken after Raj Thackeray directed his cadre to ensure that the public was not inconvenienced. The combined Opposition in Maharashtra has rallied behind Raj Thackeray after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). His party, meanwhile, is planning to put up a show of strength on August 22 with MNS workers planning to take a march from Raj Thackeray’s residence in Dadar till the ED office on the day Thackeray presents himself before ED officials. Miffed at the ED notice to their party chief, MNS workers had announced a bandh in Thane district even as some MNS leaders had warned the public to step out on the streets of Mumbai on August 22 only if required. “If such notices are sent to our leader there are many followers who live Raj Thackeray who can do anything. This is what history has suggested in the past as well. There can be a spontaneous reaction. People should step out of their homes on August 22 only if there is something really important to take care of,” MNS leader Abhijeet Pande had said on Monday afternoon. The party’s Thane wing had subsequently called for a bandh in Thane city on August 22. However, the party decide to call off the bandh later. MNS leaders claimed that the decision to withdraw the bandh was taken after Raj Thackeray directed his cadre to ensure that the public was not inconvenienced. “Our president has asked us to ensure that the we do not do anything that would cause inconvenience to the public and hence we are taking back the call for the bandh,” MNS Thane Chief Avinash Jadhav said. An ED notice dated August 16 has been issued to Raj Thackeray asking him to present himself before Rana Banerjee, Assistant Director, ED, on August 22. The entire Opposition in the state has rallied behind Raj Thackeray claiming that the notice issued to him reflected the vendetta politics of the BJP government.
2019-08-19Ikea Officially Open for Online Orders in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane - NDTV
Ikea Officially Open for Online Orders in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane Updated: 20 August 2019 09:56 IST : Mumbai residents can now order online from Ikea, with the Swedish furniture giant officially kicking off operations for India's financial capital on Monday. This makes Mumbai the first Indian city where Ikea will service online orders, and the second — after Hyderabad — where customers have access to Ikea's catalogue of products. Technically speaking, Ikea's online deliveries will cover the greater Mumbai region, including the cities of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane. Unlike the likes of Amazon, Flipkart, and local furniture competitors Pepperfry and Urban Ladder, Ikea isn't offering free delivery as of now. Instead, you'll have to pay a minimum Rs. 199 for delivery, with costs rising as the product weight does. Though Ikea India announced the official start of Mumbai operations on Monday, online ordering and delivery has been unofficially open for more than a week now, Gadgets 360 understands. But while you had to work your way around a website that was built for Hyderabad residents earlier, there's now a dedicated section for Mumbai shoppers on the Ikea India website, which highlights the products that are available, in addition to early bird offers — valid till August 31 — to incentivise purchases. For further potential discounts, you can also sign up for the free Ikea Family membership, which then grants you access to special prices on certain items. For Ikea, the Mumbai-only online store represents a new strategy in tackling India, an untapped market where the Swedish company took five years to launch its first store, in HITEC City, Hyderabad last year. A second store in the MIDC Turbhe region of Navi Mumbai, under construction since 2017, is expected to open later this year. (Currently, Ikea is using a distribution centre in Pune's Chakan Industrial Area to service online orders for the greater Mumbai region.) And as part of the new strategy, Ikea will also set up smaller outlets and pick-up centres across Mumbai, with the aim to reach 49 Indian cities by 2030. While the Ikea website is now accepting online orders for those living in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane, the Ikea app for Android and iOS doesn't seem to have been updated accordingly. We will update this piece if we spot any changes.
2019-08-19MNS calls for Thane bandh on August 22 - Mumbai Mirror
MNS calls for Thane bandh on August 22 Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 18:50 IST: Hours after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to appear before it on August 22, the party confirmed on Monday that they will be calling a bandh in Thane on the same day. MNS Thane chief Avinash Jadhav confirmed to Mirror Online, “We oppose ED’s move of summoning Raj Sahab in an 11-year-old case. We also want to to know that why this issue has come up suddenly after so many years.” Over the past few days, Thackeray had been quiet vocal regarding bringing back paper ballot instead of electronic voting machines for the upcoming Assembly polls. Jadhav said, “The government is trying to suppress the efforts of Thackeray and hence this ED notice has been sent to him.” “The bandh is scheduled till 6 pm on August 22 and we have also appealed to the people to join this and cooperate with us,” he added. When asked about the bandh, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told ANI, “If people take law into their own hands, the government will take action.” Leaders such as Congress President Balasaheb Thorat and Nationalist Congress Party's Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde slammed the ED's move on Monday.
2019-08-19Mother, her 2 sons arrested for attacking, robbing elder man in Thane - United News of India
Mother, her 2 sons arrested for attacking, robbing elder man in Thane Thane, Aug 19 (UNI) : Three members of a family, including a woman and her two sons, have been arrested by the Rural Police on the charge of allegedly robbing an old man of Rs 1.05 lakh in Bhayander town. The incident occurred on the night of August four, when the 70-year-old victim was on the way to Bhayander, at that time, two unidentified people came on a two-wheeler, flung chilli powder in his eyes, punched him and robbed his gold chain, bracelet, ring, mobile phone and cash collectively worth Rs 1.05 lakh, police said today.
2019-08-19Ulhasnagar: Residents to form committee to discuss redevelopment issue with Maharashtra govt - Times of India
Ulhasnagar: Residents to form committee to discuss redevelopment issue with Maharashtra govt Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 22:09 IST : ULHASNAGAR: The residents of Mahak building in Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district, which collapse last week, has decided to form a committee of flat residents, politicians and NGOs to raise their demand with the Maharashtra government. The decision about forming a committee was taken on Monday evening during a meeting in Ulhasnagar organised by Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation mayor Pancham Kalani and deputy mayor Jeevan Idnani. At the meeting, affected residents from building, representatives of NGOs and different political leaders were present. During the meeting it was decided that the committee on Wednesday would meet secretary of town planning department at Mantralaya with their demands for approval of Development Control rules for Ulhasnagar city so that affected building can be redevelop using proper FSI. In Ulhasnagar last week one building collapsed while three buildings have been sealed by UMC making over 500 residents homeless. In the last 10 years, the city has witnessed 38 building either collapsing or getting sealed by UMC.
2019-08-19Youth drowns in Thane quarry - Yahoo India News
Youth drowns in Thane quarry 19 August 2019 : Thane: A 19-year-old youth drowned while swimming in a quarry in Thane on Sunday, an official said. The incident occurred at a quarry at Lokmanya Nagar pada number 3, near Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Thane on Sunday afternoon when the youth, along with four of his friends entered into a quarry for a swim, said the official of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). RDMC chief, TMC, Santosh Kadam said, “On receiving information around 1 pm, fire brigade and RDMC officials rushed to the spot along with a fire tender. The youth’s body was fished out.” Police sources said, “The police were informed by a group of boys that their friend drowned in a quarry. A team rushed to the spot and informed the fire brigade. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital in Thane for postmortem.” The deceased has been identified as Ajay Kharat Mil (19). Ajay, along with friends Akshay Katake (19), Manisha Chandramore (20), Jay Sarode (19) and Rishabh Sarode (20), had gone to a quarry. They all are resident of Lokmanya Nagar in Thane. They all are undergraduate students in a Thane college.
2019-08-19Thane: Teen drowns under waterfall on IAF premises - Times of India
Thane: Teen drowns under waterfall on IAF premises Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 9:53 IST : THANE: A 19-year-old man drowned in a water body beneath a waterfall in Yeoor hills on Sunday afternoon. Ajay Kharatmol was with four friends, all aged 19 and 20, who stood under the waterfall behind the Indian Air Force station. Officials said the spot is on the IAF station premises and and a probe will be conducted to find how the four sneaked in. Santosh Kadam, chief of disaster management, said Kharatmol and his friends could have mistaken the water body to be shallow. Kharatmol lost his balance and fell in the water. His friends failed to rescue him. Later, a team of police, fire brigade and disaster management brought Kharatmol's body. An accidental death report has been filed.
2019-08-19Thane residents gather in silence to poke holes in pothole-filling claims - Mid-day
Thane residents gather in silence to poke holes in pothole-filling claims Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 07:40 IST : Fed up with the pothole menace on Ghodbunder Road in Thane, residents of Anand Nagar came together on Sunday for a silent protest, demanding a solution to the issue that has made their life hell for the last few months. Meanwhile, civic authorities maintained that the work of filling potholes on roads worsened by rain and water logging is ongoing. Speaking about Sunday's protest, Kasber Augustine, president of the Thane Citizens' foundation said, "Our protest was regarding the potholes all across Thane and how Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has not done the required repairs to fill them. The Ghodbunder service road and the internal road have big potholes. Citizens are facing a lot of problems, with many falling into potholes and getting injured. We demand that before the Ganpati celebrations commence, all pothole should be repaired. The Thane municipal commissioner should act fast and solve this issue faced by lakhs of Thane residents." 'Where's The Accountability?' Dhananjay Redkar, another Ghodbunder Road resident, said, "Transit on Ghodbunder road and adjoining areas has become dangerous for the residents due to the precarious condition of the road. All roads are full of potholes and this is a result of bad planning and poor execution. Citizens assembled today to attract the attention of the authorities to the hardships they are facing every day and make a simple demand: repair the roads quickly and in a manner which will make them durable." A member of the Ghodbunder Residents' Forum and Thane Citizens' Foundation said the initiative came about after seeing women, schoolchildren, office-going people and senior citizens put themselves through the arduous task of dodging potholes on the road, which could resemble a stunt on the show Khatron Ke Khiladi, just to go about their daily business. "Women were especially concerned because they have to use the roads several times for dropping their children to school, tuition classes and for other daily activities. Even walking on these roads is no longer safe and there have been many accidents recently. A five-year-old boy lost his life after falling from a bike due to the bad condition of the road. Who is responsible for his death? Isn't there any accountability from the [Thane Municipal] corporation and its contractors?" asked a resident. The assembled citizens demanded a permanent solution to the roads that are allegedly dug up by one department and shoddily repaired by another only to start resembling a battlefield. The areas around Vijay Garden and the service road from Waghbil were dug up in January by two separate departments at different times. After several protests, they were repaired just before the rains arrived in June. Such was the poor quality of work and lack of planning that the repaired roads didn't even last a week. To this end, citizens asked all authorities concerned to give proper attention to the problem and come up with a joint effort to create a long-lasting solution to safeguard lives. On Sunday, the Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyan also held a silent rally at the spot on Ghodbunder Road where a five-year-old boy lost his life due to an uneven road. Residents and volunteers of the NGO demanded a permanent solution for better infrastructure facilities. They will complaint against the related authority if action is not implemented immediately. Inquiry And Plaint "While the contractor has only done half the work, MSRDC officials have also not cross-checked, which has led to inconvenience for commuters and residents. We demand a proper inquiry and a complaint against the contractor and official involved," said Sanjiv Sane, president, Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyan. "We hope the city of lakes will not be called a city of potholes. Our patience is running thin; there is no point having Eknath Shinde as the guardian minister for the Public Works Department (PWD). He should look into the work of MSRDC. No efforts to improve our roads have been undertaken," said Chetna Dixit, secretary, Thane Matdata Jagran Abhiyan.
2019-08-18Thane: BJP man arrested for raping minor for 4 years - Times of India
Thane: BJP man arrested for raping minor for 4 years Updated: Aug 18, 2019, 7:35 IST : KALYAN: The Manpada police in Dombivli on Saturday evening arrested a local BJP leader in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint for last four years. The accused, identified as Sandeep Gopinath Mali (41), is BJP's Kalyan unit vice-president. The police have lodged an FIR against him after the minor girl approached them on Saturday. Acting on the minor girl's complaint, the police immediately booked Mali under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and by Saturday evening, arrested him. In the complaint, the survivor has alleged that the accused had proposed her four years ago. However, when she rejected his proposal, he got furious and raped her at gunpoint on several occasions over past years. B S Tambe, inspector from Manpada police station, said, After getting a complaint, we arrested the accused and on Sunday, we will produced him before a court for his custody.
2019-08-18Thane fire team reaches spot, finds tanker empty - Times of India
Thane fire team reaches spot, finds tanker empty Updated: Aug 18, 2019, 7:44 IST : THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation is under fire as its fire brigade team recently went to douse a blaze with an empty water tanker. The incident occurred when the Panchpakhadi fire station got a call about a blaze in a commercial unit. However, when the team reached the spot and was about to start the job, it realised the water tank accompanying it was empty. Aback-up vehicle was summoned and the fire was brought under control. The issue was raised by Shiv Sena corporator Naresh Mhaske before the standing committee of the municipal corporation on Friday. It is surprising that the fire brigade team failed to realise the seriousness of the incident and didn't ensure the tankers were filled up, said another corporator. Corporators said the incident could have had serious consequences had it been a major fire in a residential complex or a bustling commercial space. Chief fire officer Shashikant Kale said they were yet to probe the incident. Standing committee chairman Ram Repale said an enquiry has been sought.
2019-08-18Mumbai: Poojari aides' bail plea rejected after threat to Thane MNS leader - DNA India
Mumbai: Poojari aides' bail plea rejected after threat to Thane MNS leader Updated: Aug 18, 2019, 06:20 AM IST : Thane sessions court recently rejected the bail plea of two aides of gangsters Suresh Poojari and Prasad Poojari, who were involved in an extortion bid from a builder. Thane's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Avinash Jadhav had received death threats from the gang when he had tried to intervene in the matter, since he had personally known the builder. The two were arrested in June after Jadhav had filed an official police complaint of extortion charges after receiving threat calls from Prasad Poojari from an international number. Poojari threatened Jadhav to stay away from the extortion matter or else he too would face the consequences. The builder, who Jadhav was acquainted with, had approached him when he had received an extortion call demanding Rs 24 lakh from Sandesh Shetty. When Jadhav rang up Shetty, the man told him that he was asking the money on behalf of gangsters Suresh Poojari and Prasad Poojari. When Jadhav had met Shetty the following day, Shetty had allegedly threatened him that he will get calls from Prasad Poojari. In no time Jadhave started receiving calls from international numbers. Another aide Nitin Shettigar is supposed to have helped Shetty connect with Prasad Poojari to make threat calls. The two accused - Sandesh Shetty and Nitin Shettigar - had filed for bail on the grounds that they have been falsely implicated and that the calls were for recovery of a loan from the builder and not for extortion. They had also claimed due to some political rivalry Jadhav filed the complaint. Rejecting their bail pleas, Additional Sessions Judge D G Marumkar said in his order, "The investigation is not completed and material evidence regarding Call Data Record (CDR) in respect of phone calls of absconding accused Prasad Poojari and first informant (Jadhav) and arrested accused is yet to be collected. If they are released on bail at this stage they are not only likely to abscond but would also tamper with prosecution evidence with the help of money and muscle power. Therefore the application is liable for rejection."
2019-08-18MP: Lawmakers should adopt flood-hit villages - Times of India
MP: Lawmakers should adopt flood-hit villages Updated: Aug 18, 2019, 8:50 IST : KALYAN: Kalyan MP Dr Shrikant Shinde wrote to PM Modi and CM Fadnavis on Saturday, asking them to appeal to all Maharashtra MPs to adopt a village in the flood-hit areas of the state, under the Sansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana. In his letter, Dr Shinde said several villages were submerged in the recent floods that need immediate rehabilitation. He also said the MPs requesting to adopt villages should do so in addition to the villages already adopted by them.
2019-08-18Mumbai: Two-year-old dies in a freak pothole accident in Thane - Mid-day
Mumbai: Two-year-old dies in a freak pothole accident in Thane Updated: Aug 18, 2019, 07:05 IST : Mumbai's potholes have become the jaws of death again. In Shanti Nagar, Ulhasnagar, a two-year-old boy died after his uncle's bike toppled. In a strange series of events, when a truck went over a deep-seated pothole, the jerk caused its tyre to burst, which broke the ring of the tyre and hit the bike behind. The bike was carrying three people, one of whom was a toddler, who passed away soon after arriving at the hospital. On Friday evening, the truck was transporting some heavy material in Shanti Nagar when it neared the pothole. The busted ring hit the bike so hard that the rider couldn't control his bike and fell down. The three riders were Arjun Pal (30), Sabulla Chaudhari (16), and Habibulla Chaudhari (2). They were immediately taken to the nearby Maxlife Hospital. A spokesperson from the hospital said, "Habibulla had a serious injury on his head. When we took him for an MRI, he did not respond and died within 10 minutes of arriving at the hospital. We're not certain, but some part of the truck struck Sabulla in the eye, because of which he cannot see from his right eye. He needs to be operated upon immediately. The ring of the truck tyre hit Arjun so hard that his right leg was fractured in two places: his thigh and shin. He has also injured his right ear." Nilesh Pawar, a 23-year-old, whose shop BM Marketing is close to the accident site, said, "There was a loud noise when the tyre bust. When I looked out from my window, a small boy was lying on the street along with two others. The ring must have hit the bike with great force. There are so many potholes on this road. I don't understand why authorities don't taken any action." Inamullah Chaudhari, the father of the two, said, "I work for a garbage cleaning company. My sons were everything to me. They went on a bike in front of me to fill petrol in it. I told them I am coming from behind. By the time I reached them, the accident had already taken place. I lost my son. Isn't it a big loss? I do not even have money for the operation of my other son who cannot see, nor do I have money for my employee, Arjun, who has been working for me for more than eight years. Can anyone tell me whose fault is this?" What UMC Commissioner Says : Sudhakar Deshmukh, UMC commissioner, said, "We could not process the tender of repair work of the roads due to some problem. We will start the process once the monsoon is over. Till then, we are planning to fill up potholes." Officers from MSRDC and MMRDA said that they are building new roads and, therefore, could not repair the old ones. MLA and guardian minister of Thane, Eknath Shinde said, "I have already given orders to fill all potholes with whatever material is possible. If any officers are found neglecting the orders, then they will face serious action. I will get the details about the accidents and see how we can help the family."
2019-08-1823,000 runners brave rain at the Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon - Hindustan Times
23,000 runners brave rain at the Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon Updated: Aug 19, 2019 00:26 IST : More than 23,000 sprinters from across the state participated in the 30th Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon on Sunday. The city received some showers in the morning, but it did not deter the spirits of the participants of the 21-km marathon. The race began at 6.30am from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) headquarters in Panchpakhadi, and the 21-km long trail included the Teen Haath naka, Wagle Estate, Shivai Nagar and Vasant Vihar. A day before the marathon, the authorities had faced flak because the initial routes of the 21-km marathon were riddled with potholes. But on Sunday morning, the authorities had filled the potholes. “The run was smooth and the arrangements were also better than last year,” said Amlesh Karle, who participated in the 10-km race. This was the first edition of the marathon in which women participated in the 21-km half marathon. “I had participated in 2017 for the 15-km event. This year, I was really looking forward to the marathon, as it is for the first time that women were allowed for the entire 21-km trail,” said 23-year-old Nashik resident Arati Patil, who won the 21-km women’s category. Karansingh Ghisaram secured the first place among the men in the same category. Children and senior citizens also participated in the event . During the under-15 event for boys, a stampede-like situation occurred on the race track, in which one of the participants hurt his ankle severely. However, the police force deployed at the track prevented any untoward incident from taking place. “Around 20 athletes were brought to the medical room, but none had major injuries. We provided them with first aid and medication,” said Jhanvi Bellare, in-charge of the medical room. Some participants also complained that the special foot massage service, meant for the visually-impaired participants, was used by the security personnel deployed by the municipal corporation. TMC public relations officer Sandeep Malvi said, “Certain incidents cannot be avoided, but overall we tried to organise a smooth marathon and it was a success.”
2019-08-17Pollution control: Thane civic body plans to install mist sprays at 4 spots - Hindustan Times
Pollution control: Thane civic body plans to install mist sprays at 4 spots Updated: Aug 18, 2019 00:55 IST : If Thane Municipal Corporation’s plan materialises, residents will breathe cleaner air. To reduce pollution levels at key points in the city, TMC has proposed to install water fountains that will spray mist at four major junctions. The four fountains will cost the civic body ?1.02 crore and will be installed at Teen Hath Naka, Anandnagar Check Naka, Kapurbawdi and Majiwada junctions. An official from TMC’s pollution control department said this was in line with the Centre’s National Clean Air Programme. “The programme has given certain action points for air pollution mitigation. In areas prone to traffic congestion, we will install water fountains or mist sprays to curb the amount of particulate pollution,” the official said. Particulate pollution, caused by respirable suspended particulate matter (RSPM) — which are 10 microns or less in diameter — is mainly caused by vehicular exhaust and dust from construction projects as well as combustion from industrial units. “The normal RSPM level in the city is between 100 and 150 ug/m3. This level is as low as 60ug/m3 in the rainy season, as the particles settle due to the rainwater, reducing pollution levels,” the official said. “The particles will absorb dust and thus control its levels. The device has a water tank attached to a nozzle and the mist will be between 50-300 micrometres in size. The devices will use up minimum space and pose no obstruction to traffic,” he said. Nagesh Tekale, an environmentalist, said, “The mist sprays release fine droplets, which we can hardly feel but give a cooling effect. They are usually installed in indoor gardens or airports; however, the sprays will not work in outdoor spaces.” “The mist sprays work efficiently where the air is stable and not where the airspeed is more,” said Tekale, adding that the TMC should focus on maintaining its public transport and roads to reduce dust pollution. A traffic policeman, on the condition of anonymity, said, “The four junctions [selected by TMC] are the most congested in the city and there is a lot of pollution. Though we wear masks, most of us suffer from irritation in the eyes or throat infection.” “We man the junction for more than 12 hours a day and thus, any initiative to reduce the pollution is welcome,” he said. Pollution display boards at junctions According to TMC, 60% of the city’s pollution arises from vehicles, which keep the engine running at traffic signals. “There is a need to create awareness among motorists about the alarming pollution levels in the city. We are planning to install LED display boards at 16 junctions in the city to educate motorists on pollution,” the TMC official said. The civic body will also install noise barriers at a cost of ?99 lakh at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa.
2019-08-17A bumpy start awaits Thane marathon runners today - Hindustan Times
A bumpy start awaits Thane marathon runners today Updated: Aug 18, 2019 00:11 IST : The 30th edition of the Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon will be held on Sunday, and athletes taking part already know one thing for sure:?They’ll be off to a bumpy start. The initial routes of the 21-km marathon are riddled with potholes in Wagle Estate, Teen Hath Naka and Majiwada. Civic officials said they would continue to fill potholes till the eve of the race on Saturday. “We have divided the pothole-filling exercise into two parts, the first focus is on the marathon route. We shall work till 8pm on Saturday to fill the potholes. The most number of potholes were at Kapurbawdi and Majiwada junctions,” said Ravindra Khadtale, city engineer, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). “This will be followed by the second part wherein we shall focus on the rest of the city and especially areas near pipelines. By August 28, we shall finish filling all potholes, in order to ensure a smooth Ganesh Chaturthi,” said Khadtale. The TMC and Thane District Athletics Association are jointly organising the marathon. Four marathon events will be held separately for men and women, of 21km and 10km. Thane mayor Meenakshi Shinde had earlier assured the potholes would be filled before the race began. “We have covered most potholes and have ensured the route is safe for the run. The incessant rainfall has made it difficult to fill the potholes but we are trying our best to ensure a smooth race,” said Shinde. Ranjan Bhide, 38, who has been running the marathon for the past three years, said things have not improved this year. “Last year as well, despite authorities filling the potholes there were rough patches on the route. It can lead to runners getting injured, as a smooth patch is essential to win the race. No shoe can help ensure a smooth run. We were hoping things would improve this year,” said Bhide.
2019-08-17Tanker runs over 28-yr-old pillion rider in Thane - Hindustan Times
Tanker runs over 28-yr-old pillion rider in Thane Updated: Aug 18, 2019 00:01 IST : A 28-year-old man, riding pillion on a bike, died on Thursday after he fell from the two-wheeler and was run over by a tanker on the Mumbra bypass. The driver of the tanker, Shabik Khan, 32, fled from the spot, but Mumbra police eventually arrested and booked him for rash and negligent driving. According to the police, the victim, Azhar Salamat Shaikh, and his friend Ashif Shaikh, 25, were riding towards Majiwada via the Mumbra bypass road. “At the end of the road, near Retibunder, Ashif, lost control of the vehicle. The bike skidded and both fell off the bike,” said Madhukar Kad, senior inspector from Mumbra police station. A tanker, which was approaching at a high speed, ran over both friends. While Ashif escaped with injuries to his leg and hand, Azhar sustained severe injuries and died.
2019-08-17[VIDEO] Tempo runs over five-year-old after he falls from bike in Thane; parents blame potholes - Times Now
[VIDEO] Tempo runs over five-year-old after he falls from bike in Thane; parents blame potholes Updated Aug 17, 2019 : Thane: Pothole menace in Maharashtra claimed another life on Thursday after a boy died in a road accident. A five-year-old boy was travelling with his parents on a bike on Thursday. The bike slipped on a pothole and the boy fell on the ground. Within seconds, a speeding tempo ran over the minor and he passed away. The incident took place on Ghodbunder road in Thane. The family was on its way to a relative's house to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. According to recent developments, the tempo driver was arrested by the police on Saturday. Though the minor was rushed to a hospital immediately after the incident, he was declared dead by the doctors. The tempo driver had taken the family to a hospital. The police have booked the tempo driver for negligence and rash driving. The parents of the deceased minor are undergoing treatment at a hospital. While the parents of the minor blamed the pothole-riddled roads for the accident, the police are yet to confirm the exact cause. On being asked about the pothole-riddled roads in the state, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) blamed the Thane Municipal Corporation. The civic body refrained from taking part in the blame as it transferred it to another agency.
2019-08-17Potholes jam Mumbai-Nashik road: Motorists spend up to three hours on 7-km stretch, Ghodbunder Road amon - Mumbai Mirror
Potholes jam Mumbai-Nashik road: Motorists spend up to three hours on 7-km stretch, Ghodbunder Road among worst hit Updated: Aug 17, 2019, 10:01 IST : Several citizens say it takes them hour-and-a-half to just reach the station from their homes; Ghodbunder Road among the worst hit by traffic jams and potholes. Santosh Shikhare would reach his office at the Bombay Stock Exchange in South Mumbai from his Ghodbunder Road residence in about two hours. This included a bus trip to the Thane Railway Station, followed by a train journey to the CST, and a taxi ride to the Stock Exchange building. Now, it takes him around one-anda-half hours to just reach Thane station from his home. “The Metro rail construction had narrowed down the stretch significantly. The potholes have turned my daily commute into a three-hour journey,” he said. The entire stretch from Thane to Bhiwandi is one of the busiest corridors in the state and is part of the Mumbai-Nashik Highway, which is dotted with small and big industrial units. Craters on the stretch have reduced the commute into a crawl, motorists say, adding that on some days during peak hours, the traffic jam goes up to several km, resulting in people reaching home or office three to four hours later than their usual time. The scene on a stretch between Majiwada Even the public utility services are bearing the brunt of bad roads, with the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport, Kalyan-Dombivali Transport, and the Thane Municipal Corporation Transport cancelling several bus services every day. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport general manager Shirish Aradwad admitted that on an average, around 20% services are cancelled daily due to traffic jams and bad roads, resulting in a loss of around Rs 4 lakh. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport runs around 2,600 bus services a day. While the BMC, other municipal corporations and MMRDA which maintains the Western and Eastern Express Highways are claiming they are doing everything possible to repair potholes at the earliest, Mumbaikars’s woes present a different story. Thane resident Vineet Agrawal, a banker whose office is in Chinchpokli, said that his daily commute has been a nightmare, especially since Monday. “On Wednesday, I left office at 7.30 pm and reached home around 10.45 pm via the Eastern Express Highway. This is ridiculous,” he said.
2019-08-16Nagpur district beat Pune 3-2 to win maiden Maharashtra Senior Badminton Championship - Times of India
Nagpur district beat Pune 3-2 to win maiden Maharashtra Senior Badminton Championship Updated: Aug 16, 2019, 23:11 IST : NAGPUR: The young and talented bunch of city shuttlers created history at the District Indoor Hall in Parbhani on Wednesday evening. Nagpur district rallied back in splendid fashion to down a formidable Pune 3-2 in the final of the Yonex-Sunrise Maharashtra Senior Inter-District Badminton Championships. Nagpur district, which never reached final ever since the mixed team format was introduced five years ago, notched up two identical 3-2 victories in a day to clinch the maiden title. Teenagers Rohan Gurbani and Rashi Lambe emerged as the star performers for Nagpur as they shocked second seeds Thane in the semifinals and later surprised dangerous Pune. In a well-contested final, sixteen-year-old Rohan put Nagpur ahead with a hard-fought 21-17, 15-21, 21-14 win over Arya Bhivpathki. Neha Pandit, however, brought Pune back defeating Mugdha Agrey in three games. Pune then took a 2-1 lead by winning the men’s doubles. Rashi Lambe, then, swung into action. First, she teamed up with another doubles specialist Ritika Thaker to claim the women’s doubles. The fluent win by Rashi-Ritika over Neha Pandit and Purva Barve levelled the scores 2-2 setting up deciding mixed doubles match. Then the new combination of Rohan and Rashi repeated their earlier semifinal feat with a sensational victory over Aniruddha Mayekar and Purva Barve. Although, Rohan and Rashi lost the first game they bounced back in a spectacular fashion to pocket the next two games which resulted in a historic triumph for their team. “It was a great victory. The match went right down to the wire. We were all tense and nervous on the sidelines but was confident that our players will rise to the occasion. It is certainly the most memorable day in the history of Nagpur badminton,” an elated Nagpur District Badminton Association secretary Mangesh Kashikar told TOI from Parbhani. “We won juniors’ title on several occasions but seniors title always eluded us. We never reached even final earlier but today we did it in style. We planned very well this year. Even the team combination and pairings proved correct. We relied heavily on Rohan and he lived up to our expectations,” said Kashikar. Earlier, Nagpur upset second seeds Thane 3-2. Rohan and Rashi were the chief architects. Rohan won both his men’s singles and later combined with Rashi to clinch the fifth and deciding mixed doubles outing. Rohan, a student of Sandipani School, provided a perfect start by outclassing Pratik Ranade 21-11, 21-10. However, Thane levelled the scores 1-1 when experienced Saili Rane trounced Mugdha Agrey 21-13, 21-17 in the women’s singles. Three doubles matches were crucial and Nagpur had the edge with doubles specialist Ritika Thaker and Rashi playing two of the three ties. As expected, Nagpur lost the men’s doubles. The pair of Hriday Deshmukh and Sourabh Kerhalkar was no match to formidable Thane duo of Akshay Raut and Kabir Kanzarkar. The left-right combination of Thane proved too strong for Nagpur youngsters as they lost 12-21, 11-21. Nagpur had to win the women’s doubles to stay in the tie. Rashi and Ritika squeezed past Saili Rane and Simran Singhi 22-20, 23-21 to restore parity. Rashi then returned to the court again to play the mixed doubles with Rohan. They thumped Simran and Vighnesh Devlekar 21-16, 21-18 to clinch the issue in Nagpur’s favour. RESULTS FINAL: Nagpur bt Pune 3-2 Nagpur bt Pune 3-2 (Rohan Gurbani bt Arya Bhivpathki 21-17, 15-21, 21-14; Mugdha Agrey lost to Neha Pandit 12-21, 21-6, 14-21; Rohan Gurbani-Sourabh Kerhalkar lost to Abhishek Kulkarni-Rishabh Deshpande 7-21, 10-21; Rashi Lambe-Ritika Thaker bt Neha Pandit-Purva Barve 21-13, 21-15; Rohan Gurbani-Rashi Lambe bt Aniruddha Mayekar-Purva Barve 9-21, 21-13, 21-11). SEMIFINAL: Nagpur bt Thane 3-2 Nagpur bt Thane 3-2 (Rohan Gurbani bt Pratik Ranade 21-11, 21-10; Mugdha Agrey lost to Saili Rane 13-21, 17-21; Hriday Deshmukh-Saurabh Kerhalkar lost to Akshay Raut-Kabir Kanzarkar 12-21, 11-21; Rashi Lambe-Ritika Thaker bt Saili Rane-Simran Singhi 22-20, 23-21; Rashi Lambe-Rohan Gurbani bt Simran Singhi-Vighnesh Devlekar 21-16, 21-18).
2019-08-1618-yr-old may be Thane’s 1st leptospirosis casualty - Hindustan Times
18-yr-old may be Thane’s 1st leptospirosis casualty Updated: Aug 17, 2019 05:27 IST : An 18-year-old Diva resident, Manjiri Sagat, is suspected to have died of leptospirosis at Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai on August 16. This could be the first leptospirosis case in Thane this monsoon. While the death certificate of Manjiri Sagat stated the cause of death is “respiratory failure with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome”, Thane civic body’s health officer, Dr Hardas Gujar, said they suspect the death occurred due to leptospirosis, but can’t confirm it. Dr Kuldeep Mahajan, medical director, Ace Hospital and Research Centre, who treated Sagat, said, her symptoms seemed like leptospirosis.
2019-08-16Fake currency note racket busted in Thane; one held - The Hindu
Fake currency note racket busted in Thane; one held UPDATED: AUGUST 17, 2019 01:00 IST : The Thane Crime Branch has busted a counterfeit currency note racket that allegedly printed notes of superior quality in Shahpur district and circulated them in Thane. Officials said this is a rare instance of counterfeit currency notes of high quality being printed at a local level instead of being smuggled into the country. According to the Thane Crime Branch officers, the lid was blown off the racket when its Unit V arrested an accused in Thane on August 12. The Unit V officers laid a trap after receiving a tip-off that the accused would be coming near the Regional Transport Office in Wagle Estate on Monday afternoon to hand over a large number of counterfeit notes. High-tech equipment A Unit V officer said, “We intercepted Kaluram Indavale, a resident of Shahpur district, at the spot. We searched the rucksack he was carrying and found 566 counterfeit currency notes of ?500 denomination, with a face value of ?2.83 lakh. We arrested Mr. Indavale and took him to the Unit V office for further inquiries. Based on the information that he provided during his interrogation, we raided a workshop in Igatpuri in Shahpur on August 15.” The Unit V team seized 32 items from the workshop, which included computers, scanners, printers and other equipment used in printing counterfeit currency notes. The officer said, “The extent of the racket is clear from the equipment we have seized. We found heat resistant packets in which the notes were placed, an iron that was run over the packets to give the notes a crisp feel, and an electronic weighing scale that was used to measure the notes. Other items seized from the workshop in Igatpuri included a machine used for drying the notes after they were printed, cutting boards of various sizes for different currency notes and various types of inks, papers and glues.” The Crime Branch has identified an absconding accused in the racket. The officers said the absconding accused seems to be the mastermind of the racket and has in-depth knowledge about making fake currency notes. The officers said Mr. Indavale was the one who distributed the notes among a wide network of agents. The officers also found out that the absconding accused has another case registered against him with the Nashik police for a similar crime. Another Unit V officer said, “Typically, a fake currency note racket depends on its footsoldiers, who go out into the market, make purchases worth small amounts and pay with the counterfeit notes, making a hefty profit in the process. Apart from the ?500 notes seized from Mr. Indavale, we have also found templates for ?2,000 notes.” The officers will be now consulting experts at the India Security Press in Nashik to get an official certification on the quality of the seized notes. Officers who examined the notes said that they seem genuine to the naked eye and cannot be detected as fake without prior knowledge or expertise. The Crime Branch officers are also going through the contents of the computers seized from the workshop to get a sense of how long the racket has been active.
2019-08-16Thane executive engineer, four family members face corruption charges - Times of India
Thane executive engineer, four family members face corruption charges Updated: Aug 16, 2019, 9:14 IST : MUMBAI: In a first of its kind, the Thane anti-corruption bureau led by senior IPS officer Mahesh Patil has booked an executive engineer and his entire family under the Prevention of Corruption Act for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. According to a statement issued by Patil, an open inquiry was conducted against Sanjay Eknath Baviskar, executive engineer, rural water supply scheme, Thane Zilla Parishad. “We conducted an open inquiry against Baviskar for the period between December 28, 1989 and August 8, 2015. He was found to be in possession of disproportionate assets to the extent of Rs 1.03 crore, over 45% more than his known sources of income,’’ Patil said. Along with Baviskar, the ACB also booked his wife Sharmila, his brother-in-law Sadashiv Vaiday, his father Eknath Baviskar (72), and his father-in-law Tarachand Wagh (80). Offences under section 13-1 (criminal misconduct by a public servant), section 2 (punishment for criminal misconduct) and section 12 (abetment of offences) of the Prevention of Corruption Act have been registered against them. “We are in the process of filing a chargesheet. We will take the case to its logical end,” Patil said. A senior ACB official said an open inquiry against a public servant takes a long time since the probe must be conducted carefully. In the present case, the ACB began the probe on October 4, 2015 and it took nearly four years to complete it. The ACB has also booked retired inspector Shahaji Jadhav, and Sunil Bane, who was with the BMC, as well as his wife Bhavana for possessing disproportionate assets.
2019-08-16?27-lakh plan: Polluted Vithalwadi lake near Thane to be maintained by contractor - Hindustan Times
?27-lakh plan: Polluted Vithalwadi lake near Thane to be maintained by contractor Updated: Aug 17, 2019 00:35 IST : Every year, Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) cleans the lake in Vithalwadi. But, often is soon back to being filthy as residents use the water body as a dumping ground. Unable to maintain it themselves, KDMC has appointed a contractor for the regular cleaning and maintenance of the lake. The residents, who had to bear the stench every day, are happy with the civic body’s move. For the past two years, they have seen the destruction of the old lake. KDMC commissioner Govind Bodke said, “We have appointed a contractor who will ensure the lake is maintained and cleaned regularly. We will pay ?27 lakh to the contractor for three years.” The contractor has to ensure no one dumps garbage in the lake. “The lake is connected to the Ulhas river, the banks of which has been encroachment upon. Many use the lake area as a dumping ground. Last month, the lake overflowed after the Barvi dam was opened. The lake is cleaned before monsoon every year. Earlier, it was used for immersion,” said Vasant Bhongade, ward officer, KDMC. The beautified lake was inaugurated in August 2015. The civic body spent ?53 lakh to beautify the lake. The lake has a pathway on both sides and a fountain with attractive lighting. Within a few months of the inauguration, the fountain and lights stopped working. Gradually, pollution levels started increasing as filth and garbage were dumped into it. “Sometimes, we get a strong stench from the lake. Because of lack of maintenance, many dump garbage into the lake. The water body is filled with weeds, plastic and garbage,” said Harshal Diwan, 28, resident of Vithalwadi. Within a few months, the lake started getting polluted. Although immersion in the lake has stopped, it is cleaned every year before the festival. “After immersions were stopped, pollution has reduced,” said Darshan Dhurke, 35, resident of Vithalwadi.
2019-08-16Maharashtra government seeks time till November to demolish ashram - Times of India
Maharashtra government seeks time till November to demolish ashram Updated: Aug 16, 2019, 9:10 IST : MUMBAI: With two weeks to go before the Supreme Court deadline to complete demolition of an ashram in Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thane district for alleged violation of environment laws, the Maharashtra government, on August 14, filed a fresh application seeking another extension of deadline. The state has sought extension till the first week of November citing heavy rains and forthcoming assembly elections. State lawyer in the SC, Nishant Katneshwarkar, is likely to mention the matter before the SC on August 16. In July, the SC had set a deadline of August 31 to complete demolition of Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram. In the last order, the SC bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta took exception to the fact that its demolition order of May had not been complied with despite a two-month deadline. The apex court had directed the old ashram to be razed and relocated based on a decade-old report of the Central Empowerment Committee (CEC). On July 22, when the SC bench was informed that its order of May 7 was yet to be complied with, the bench asked the Maharashtra chief secretary to ensure compliance and sought his presence in court on September 2 if the demolition was not carried out by August 31. The SC order says, Let the order be complied with by August 31. In case the order is not complied with before the next date of hearing, the chief secretary to the state shall personally be present in court to face consequences of non-compliance of the order.
2019-08-16Thane sees 3rd pothole death in a month; blame game starts - Hindustan Times
Thane sees 3rd pothole death in a month; blame game starts Updated: Aug 16, 2019 23:56 IST : With the death of five-year-old Vedant Vikram Das on Thursday, the number of casualties from accidents caused by potholes and bad roads has risen to three in less than a month. Two of these were in Thane city. The three accidents that have claimed lives have raised questions about the work done by Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). The first took place in Mumbra on July 17, killing a 46-year-old woman, riding pillion, who fell off the bike when her husband skidded over a pothole. On August 6, a traffic cop fell to his death in Ambernath while trying to avoid potholes. On Thursday, Das fell and was run over by a tempo after his father skidded over a pothole on Ghodbunder Road. However, the MSRDC maintained Das’s death was not due to the condition of Ghodbunder Road. Anilkumar Gaikwad, joint managing director of the MSRDC, said, “It does not seem like a pothole death. His bike skidded leading to the accident. We are filling the potholes across Ghodbunder Road using cold mix and paver blocks in monsoon. When we get a dry spell we will fill them with hot mix which is more durable.” Following Das’s death, the police arrested the tempo driver for rash and negligent driving. The police case said the accident took place due to an “uneven patch of road.” Ravindra Khadtale, city engineer of TMC, placed the blame on MSRDC. “The road where the accident took place is not our road but MSRDC road. It is true that the commissioner had asked to fill potholes across the city and we are repairing them wherever possible,” he said. Urban policy researcher Mayuresh Bhadsavle blamed lack of coordination between authorities for the poor condition of roads. “There is no single road standard guideline followed by these authorities. Moreover, each tries to blame the other for the road’s condition. There are many such accidents like the Ghodbunder Road accident, wherein cement road is made by one authority while the asphalt road by another, without any coordination between each other,” he said. Bhadsavle said there should be a maintenance code that would necessarily followed for all road construction and repair works. “The sub-standard or poor construction, especially in areas like Mumbra and Kalwa, is also a major reason for potholes. The contractors are chosen with vested interests and the road works suffer. Another reason is the plying of heavy vehicles on service roads and internal city roads which further deteriorates the road,” said Bhadsavle. Two days ago, Thane-based non-governmental organisation Jaag had staged protests to highlight the issue of bad roads across the city. Milind Gaikwad, a member of Jaag, suggested the civic body be put in charge of roads. “The road can be developed by any authority. However they can hand over the roads to the TMC for maintenance. The state can give the revenue to the corporation for maintenance. This will resolve the coordination confusion between different authorities,” he said. Gaikwad also criticised the repair work done on roads. “The potholes are fixed in a hurry, there is no scientific process for the work,” he said, adding that guidelines aren’t followed to ensure the repair work is properly carried out.
2019-08-16Five-yr-old boy run over by speeding tempo in Thane - United News of India
Five-yr-old boy run over by speeding tempo in Thane Thane, Aug 16 (UNI) : A five-year-old boy was killed on the spot after a two-wheeler he was travelling on, along with his parents, skidded off the road and was run over by a speeding tempoin Ghodbunder area of the city.
2019-08-16One more 'dangerous' Ulhasnagar building sealed - Times of India
One more 'dangerous' Ulhasnagar building sealed Updated: Aug 16, 2019, 9:23 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Yet another building in Ulhasnagar was found to be in a dangerous condition by the fire brigade team of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC). The ground plus four-storey commercial building, and another adjoining it, were sealed on Thursday. The fire brigade received a call on Thursday afternoon that some plaster in the building had fallen down. Balasaheb Netke, chief fire officer told TOI, We did not find any fresh plaster fallen. But as the building's condition was dangerous, to be on the safe side we vacated the entire building and the one adjoining it. The buildings were sealed as a precautionary measure. Netke addded that a decision on conducting a structural audit of the building will be taken on Friday. The building, attached to Keshwani complex, reportedly did not have a name. Shopkeepers who operated out of the building claimed the building was not dangerous and they should be allowed to run their shops. Residents of the Mahak building in Ulhasnagar that collapsed on Tuesday, a day after it was evacuated, tried to meet CM Fadnavis on Thursday morning near the Mantralaya, but were detained by local police. They were carrying pictures of the crash, hoping to get the CM to heed their demand of increasing Ulhasnagar's FSI, as they claimed that local administration had failed to do so. Sanjay Lulla, a resident, said, We want the government to increase the FSI so our buildings can be redeveloped. Otherwise, we will become homeless. Of the many buildings that collapsed in the last 10 years, none have been redeveloped due to the absence of proper FSI. UMC commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh assured residents that he would approach the state to sanction the pending Development Control (DC) rules. MLA Jyoti Kalani said she had discussed the special DC rules allowing additional FSI for dangerous buildings with the CM, and that they would be sanctioned at the earliest. After Tuesday's crash, three adjoining buildings had been vacated as well. The 500 residents who are now homeless, are worried their buildings will not be redeveloped like the other 34 in the city that collapsed or were sealed off by the UMC.
2019-08-16KDMC deploys 120 Clean-Up Marshals across Kalyan, Dombivli - Times of India
KDMC deploys 120 Clean-Up Marshals across Kalyan, Dombivli Updated: Aug 16, 2019, 21:48 IST : KALYAN: After BMC, now KDMC has deployed 120 Clean-Up Marshals in Kalyan-Dombivli to ensure cleanliness in the city and act against those who violate norms. Just within a day of their deployment, the Clean-Up Marshals managed to collect Rs 6,000 as fine from about 40 persons. Madhavi Pophale, public relation officer of KDMC said, On first day of deployment, we got good response. As part of phase-1, these marshals have been deployed in five wards of KDMC area. Later, they would be deployed on other wards too. Kalyan-Dombivli is part of the central government's Smart City mission. Earlier, the KDMC had launched project to segregate dry and wet garbage at the collection from the houses but the project failed give the desired results.
2019-08-15No e-challans here, just 'pay and settle the matter', say Thane traffic police - Mid-day
No e-challans here, just 'pay and settle the matter', say Thane traffic police Updated: Aug 15, 2019, 08:12 IST : To curb corruption and bring more transparency to the Traffic department, the Mumbai, Thane and other commissionerates introduced e-challans. For these, payments have to be made online or at traffic department offices, not to traffic cops. But Thane cops have bypassed e-challans and adopted a pay-the-police-on-the-spot approach. If violators cannot pay, they have to go to the traffic division and bribe contractors, or 'settle the matter' to claim their vehicle. In a sting operation, mid-day unearthed these wrongdoings in the Thane traffic department. On August 14, Dilip Bhanushali, a businessman from Mulund, had gone for some work with his son to the Thane court. When Bhanushali came out, he found traffic cops asking contractual towing van boys to pick up his bike. He and his son requested the boys not to tow the bike. "One of the towing boys told me to pay R200 and take the bike back. When I asked if he would give a receipt, he replied, of course not," said Bhanushali. 'Pay And End The Matter' A traffic cop intervened and asked Bhanushali whether he had a licence. The cop then asked whether he had insurance and the RC book. Bhanushali said that he didn't have the RC book then, but would produce it in an hour. "The cop told me to pay R200 and end the matter. I asked him why, to tow my vehicle — for not having an RC book or for parking in a no parking zone? He got angry and took my bike away," said Bhanushali. Each violation has a different fine, and Bhanushali intended to ask him what the charge was for. Bhanushali then approached mid-day and this reporter conducted a sting at Thane Nagar traffic police chowky the same evening. The police said Bhanushali had to pay R300 as towing fine and charges. On taking Bhanushali's licence, he was told there was a fine of R1,000 pending in Mumbai. Bhanushali told the police that the challan was under process of cancellation. Mutual Co-Operation Wanted A policeman at the chowky then said, "Just pay R100 to the towing boy and take the bike." When mid-day asked him how he could release the bike if a challan had been issued, he said, "I am co-operating with you, so co-operate with us." mid-day found the police and the towing van boys also 'co-operate.' As a towing boy said, "We tow the vehicles and bring them here. But if the police haven't made an entry through the e-challan device, they can release the vehicles without issuing receipts. For this we get R100 and the police get R100." He pocketed the R100 that Bhanushali gave him, and released his bike.
2019-08-151 held with tiger hides worth Rs 10 lakh in Thane - Free Press Journal
1 held with tiger hides worth Rs 10 lakh in Thane Thane: The Thane Crime Branch unit 1 on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old Kolhapur resident reportedly for selling tiger hides worth Rs 10 lakh in the open market. Police said the accused, Shashikant Dandwate, worked as a labourer in Kolhapur. Senior inspector Nitin Thackeray received a tip-off that a man would come with the prohibited animal hides and sell them in Mumbra near Maj hotel. Dattatrey Sarak, sub-inspector, Thane crime branch unit 1, said, “On receiving the information about the man, a team was sent to Mumbra near Maj hotel to keep a tight vigil. Upon spotting the suspect, the sleuths intercepted him and questioned him about the contents of his bag. He was evasive. On his search, tiger skins were seized.”The cops said it seems a syndicate of skin sellers has been operating in and around Mumbai and parts of Thane. “The skin may be used as an antique piece collection as well as a show piece or a decorative item, or for medicinal purposes,” said Sarak. The accused was produced in a local court, which remanded him in police custody for two days, said police.
2019-08-15Thane: Man climbs pole, derails railway schedule - Times of India
Thane: Man climbs pole, derails railway schedule Updated: Aug 15, 2019, 5:55 IST : THANE: A 20-year-old man caused inconvenience to lakhs of commuters after he climbed one of the overhead wire masts near Thane station, forcing authorities to shut power supply for nearly half an hour and bringing evening peak hour services to a halt on the slow corridor of the Central Railway. The incident was reported at 4.50pm. As the man was perched on a crucial pole that supplied current to both the slow lines, the authorities decided to switch off the power. The Thane fire brigade finally managed to bring the man down. A CR official said, "Around 20 services were cancelled because of this incident." Trains were running late by 25-30 minutes. The rescued man, identified as Mangal Yadav, has told officials he is from Jharkhand and claimed he was being chased by someone.Activists have questioned the ability of authorities to take prompt action during such emergencies. Both the agencies said the matter would be probed.
2019-08-15Cops to survey trouble-prone spots on Mumbra to Thane rail route - Hindustan Times
Cops to survey trouble-prone spots on Mumbra to Thane rail route Updated: Aug 16, 2019 00:46 IST : The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Thane station, along with the Government Railway Police (GRP), will begin from Friday a survey of ‘dark spots’ — trouble-prone areas— between Mumbra and Thane. The survey will be done to take steps to curb stone pelting and other crimes on the railway route. The survey will identify locations that need to be monitored through CCTV cameras and watchtowers. According to the railway police, regular patrolling is carried out to curb such incidents on this belt. “The survey will be carried out to help identify and monitor as many areas where stone-pelting incidents and fatka gangs are reported to be active,” said Rajendra Pandav, senior police inspector, RPF, Thane. “The survey will be carried out on Thane to Parsik tunnel on fast line and from Thane to Mumbra station on slow line. The survey report will be submitted to authorities concerned of Central Railway (CR), proposing installation of CCTV cameras, lights and watchtowers on this belt,” said Pandav. Many crimes have been reported from Kalwa and Parsik tunnel near Mumbra. However, the survey will also help identify more such locations where regular vigil is required, said an officer from GRP, Thane. Shraddha Gaikwad, 23, a regular commuter from Kalyan, said, “We travel in crowded trains. At times, we forget that travelling on footboard can make us easy target of robbers. Installing CCTV cameras and lights will help curb crimes like stone-pelting.” However, Nandkumar Deshmukh, president of railway passengers association, Thane, said, “Even if the CCTVs are installed, officials and railway administration should ensure regular maintenance and monitoring of the cameras. A special team should be deployed to monitor cameras and watchtowers to get better results in controlling crimes. This is just one step to check crimes.”
2019-08-15Dog sterilisation in Thane to resume after one-year break - Hindustan Times
Dog sterilisation in Thane to resume after one-year break Updated: Aug 16, 2019 00:48 IST : The process of dog sterilisation, which was halted for over one year owing to lack of funds and other technical reasons, as per the health department of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), will soon resume. The department has proposed to appoint a new agency to carry out the sterilisation work, the budget for which is more than ?1.5crore. The decrease in sterilisation has also led to increase in the number of stray litters across the city, claimed residents. As monsoon is especially a breeding season for strays, with no sterilisation, the number of stray dogs is slated to increase further. An official from the health department said, “We have sterilised 58,537 strays since 2004 by spending ?8 crore.” The standing committee had appointed an agency in December 2016 for sterilisation of dogs for three years. “The tenure of this agency ended on August 2018. Due to some technical reasons we did not get funds to renew the contract or hire a new agency. Thus the work of sterilisation has stopped since August last year,” he said. The corporation now plans to restart the process. The official said, “We have tabled a proposal before the general body to approve a budget of ?1.55 crore to hire an agency to carry out the process. The agency will be given three years tenure. They are supposed to sterilise 250 to 300 dogs a month.” The corporation does not have an exact count of strays. While the corporation had proposed to undertake a scientific survey of dogs in the city, the project did not see the light of the day. The official added, “The population of the city is 26 lakh and as per the WHO standard, 3% of this population is of stray dogs. Accordingly, the population of stray dogs in the city is approximately 78,000. Though since the sterilisation is stopped for a year, we cannot predict how many dogs have increased in one year.” Residents said some localities have a lot of strays. Sheetal Hardikar, 40, a resident of Patlipada, said, “There are lot of stray dogs in our locality. The number of the strays seems to be always increasing rather than decreasing. No sterilisation is ever carried out on these dogs. We constantly fear the safety of our children who walk to school daily.”
2019-08-15Four months after inauguration, Thane’s flyover wears off - Hindustan Times
Four months after inauguration, Thane’s flyover wears off Updated: Aug 16, 2019 00:42 IST : Within four months of its inauguration, the roads on newly constructed Meenatai Thackeray flyover have worn off. Potholes have surfaced on the roads, raising questions on the quality of work. The flyover, constructed by Thane Municipal Corporation, does not see much movement of heavy vehicles or peak-hour congestion. The two arms of Meenatai Thackeray flyover were inaugurated in April. Meenatai Thackeray junction was one of the busiest junctions in the heart of the city. The flyover with one arm connecting Kalwa and another to LBS Road has eased 50 per cent of the congestion at this junction. However, the bad roads have led to slowing down of traffic during peak hours. Swapnil Sinalkar, 35, resident of Majiwada, said, “The road at the start of the flyover has worn off since a week. We have to slow down on the flyover. There is lot of traffic in the morning as vehicles are moving at a slow speed. There were also potholes at the junction where the two arms, one to Kalwa and one to LBS Road merge.” TMC had opened three flyovers in the last one year, Meenatai Thackeray flyover, Almeida flyover and Sant Namdev Chowk flyover — all three in the heart of the city. The flyovers were funded by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and constructed by TMC. The three flyovers cost Rs221.38 crore. Commuters said Meenatai Thackeray flyover was opened merely a few months ago before elections. Praveen Mahapadi, 36, resident of Manpada, said, “The flyover was opened in a hurry as elections were nearing. They could have completed the road work properly before opening it. The condition of the road shows that it was shoddy work. This is waste of taxpayers’ money.” A civic engineer refuted allegations that the road work is shoddy. “Only the top coating of the road has worn off. There are no potholes on the flyover. We will ask the contractor to resurface the road once we get a dry spell. Heavy downpour has washed away the coating.”
2019-08-15Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should be allowed to visit the Palestinian territories, but only if they visit Israel first - JTA News
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should be allowed to visit the Palestinian territories, but only if they visit Israel first Thane Rosenbaum August 15, 2019 6:16 pm Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., were recently banned from entering the state of Israel. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Advertisement NEW YORK (JTA) — If ever there were two people who had no business setting foot on Israeli soil, they are Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. Today, Israel announced that these two Muslim-American elected officials, avowed supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, would be banned from entering.  Under Israeli law, the country may deny entry to any visitor who makes a “public call for boycotting Israel” or “any area under its control.”  Tlaib and Omar likely planned to use Israel as a prop in their ongoing escapades in anti-Jewish, anti-Zionist propaganda, and of course the ban should apply to them: They traffic in anti-Semitic tropes, distort crucial facts of Middle East history, desecrate Holocaust memory and, most hypocritically, by demonizing and delegitimizing the one free country in the Middle East, they show themselves to be utterly lacking in personal integrity and moral responsibility.   Given that they are the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, perhaps instead of landing in Israel and misapplying words like “human rights,” “colonialists,” “racists,” “apartheid” and the “confiscation of Arab lands,” they should be visiting with the assorted and sordid dictators, monarchs and theocrats who lead neighboring Arab and Muslim countries, repressive societies that adhere strictly to Sharia Law and allow for the lashing, dismembering and beheading of women, the torching of homosexuals, the murdering of apostates and the jailing of jurists and journalists.  Instead, Tlaib and Omar wish to direct the cameras of CNN, BBC and MSNBC so they can be filmed browbeating Israel — the only democratic, liberal society anywhere in the region encompassing the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and Northern Africa, about its comparative human rights record.  It’s all so intellectually dishonest and morally vulgar.  And yet, that’s precisely why Israel should let Omar and Tlaib in — despite the anti-BDS law. Let them come. Israel, after all, is an open society, and it has nothing to fear from two politicians out for a hateful joy ride. They can even bring the cameras. Treat these two legislators like legitimate heads of state, even though they represent the fringe of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Except on one condition. Before they parade around Ramallah, they should first be required to make a pluralistic pilgrimage, a series of necessary pit stops that should be obligatory for all bad-mouthing, ill-intentioned, defamatory and cynical visitors to Israel. Go ahead, trash the Jewish state on its own soil. But first you must meet with Arab members of Knesset, who are elected Muslim legislators just like them — except that these Arab citizens of Israel make speeches on the floor of the Knesset that would be deemed treasonous if spoken on Capitol Hill. Next, visit the opinion writers of Haaretz, who lambast Israel in ways that would make both Tlaib and Omar, and anyone on any American newspaper, blush.   Go see the Druze who proudly serve in the IDF, and Arab-Israelis who have served on Israel’s Supreme Court, and Yityish Titi Aynaw, the Ethiopian Miss Israel, and the Palestinians who once worked for SodaStream in the West Bank, where Arabs sat together with Jews in the lunchroom and had higher salaries and better healthcare than most Palestinians.  At night, they need to attend a concert in Tel Aviv, like the one that Jennifer Lopez gave recently, and see women who dress however they wish, alongside gay men dressed more garishly than J-Lo, the same men who march in Pride parades and never for a moment think that they might someday hang from a crane.  Jews and Arabs sitting beside each other riding public transportation. Pink washing? I don’t think so.   On what planet does any of this constitute apartheid? Only then, when they are fatigued from all that Israeli freedom, exposed to the only place in the Middle East where it is safe to be a Christian, and where Arab citizens enjoy rights like no other in that part of the world, after being fed with shakshuka and dizzy from far too many grapevine dances, can Tlaib and Omar proclaim the many ways that Israel falls short from being a perfect democracy. They should be treated like any other member of Congress who visits Israel. That means they must see Israel — all of it.  Not just the West Bank.  And when they do, they will return to the United States with a clearer understanding as to why democratic Israel must remain a staunch ally and a valued friend. Welcome to Israel, ladies of the American Congress. Have a safe journey home. Thank you for letting the world see what you saw on your visit to Israel. Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist and Distinguished Fellow at NYU Law School, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. 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2019-08-151 held with tiger hides worth Rs 10 lakh in Thane - Yahoo India News
1 held with tiger hides worth Rs 10 lakh in Thane 15 August 2019 : Thane: The Thane Crime Branch unit 1 on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old Kolhapur resident reportedly for selling tiger hides worth Rs10 lakh in the open market. Police said the accused, Shashikant Dandwate, worked as a labourer in Kolhapur. Senior inspector Nitin Thackeray received a tip-off that a man would come with the prohibited animal hides and sell them in Mumbra near Maj hotel. Dattatrey Sarak, sub-inspector, Thane crime branch unit 1, said, “On receiving the information about the man, a team was sent to Mumbra near Maj hotel to keep a tight vigil. Upon spotting the suspect, the sleuths intercepted him and questioned him about the contents of his bag. He was evasive. On his search, tiger skins were seized.” The cops said it seems a syndicate of skin sellers has been operating in and around Mumbai and parts of Thane.“The skin may be used as an antique piece collection as well as a show piece or a decorative item, or for medicinal purposes,” said Sarak. The accused was produced in a local court, which remanded him in police custody for two days, said police.
2019-08-15Ulhasnagar building collapse: Affected residents detained while trying to meet Fadnavis - Times of India
Ulhasnagar building collapse: Affected residents detained while trying to meet Fadnavis Updated: Aug 15, 2019, 17:30 IST : ULHASNAGAR: The residents affected in Mahak building collapse incident in Ulhasnagar on Thursday tried to meet chief minister Devendra Fadnavis near Mantralaya before flag hosting but were detained by local police. Residents tried to raise their demand of increasing FSI for Ulhasnagar city. Sanjay Lulla, one of the protesters said, We want that government should increase FSI so that our buildings can be redeveloped or else we would become homeless like others in the city as in the last 10 years many buildings have collapsed. Buildings are not redevelop in absence of proper FSI. The residents said they wanted to meet CM Fadnavis over the same issue at Mantralaya as local civic administration and politicians have failed to address them but police detained them and later allowed to go. On Tuesday, Mahak A building had collapsed affecting three adjoining buildings too. These three buildings have also been sealed by UMC. The sealing has left over 500 residents homeless. The affected people are now worried that their buildings would also be not redeveloped like other 34 buildings in the city which have collapsed in last 10 years due to absence of proper FSI for the city. Some of the affected residents also tried to meet UMC commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh at UMC headquarter during flag hosting function on Thursday but were rebuffed by the UMC commissioner.
2019-08-14Bus breaks down on Thane bridge, causes traffic snarl - Hindustan Times
Bus breaks down on Thane bridge, causes traffic snarl Updated: Aug 15, 2019 00:56 IST : A bus breakdown near Kapurbawdi bridge led to a huge traffic jam on Wednesday morning. Traffic officers said pothole repair work on the bridge also added to the problem. “There was traffic congestion from Manpada to Kapurbawdi bridge, near Ghodbunder Road in Thane. The bus broke down and this led to vehicles queuing up for half an hour, by which time the bus was removed,” said a traffic officer. “Vehicles moved at a snail’s pace on the bridge even after the bus was removed,” said Divya Thakur, 30, a commuter from Ghodbunder Road in Thane. In the evening, there was heavy traffic congestion on Mumbai-Nashik highway, from Kopri to Maziwada and between Kopri Circle to Bara Bungalow, according to traffic police. “Traffic snarls was also because of Narali Purnima celebration at Kalwa bridge. All vehicles from Navi Mumbai to Kalwa-Thane were diverted from Airoli-Mulund toll Naka towards Thane,” a Thane traffic officer said. Traffic from Creek Naka to Cidco was diverted from Naupada Kopri bridge to Kopri-Cidco in the evening, the traffic police added.
2019-08-14Revamped Gaimukh creekfront in Thane ready for visitors - Hindustan Times
Revamped Gaimukh creekfront in Thane ready for visitors Updated: Aug 15, 2019 00:47 IST : Over the past four years, Gaimukh creekfront on Ghodbunder road has transformed into a beautiful hang-out. The lush green backdrop of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the waterfront has always attracted visitors to Gaimukh creek. It now has a promenade and work is on to complete the first phase. Although first phase of the work is not yet complete, it will be inaugurated on Thursday. Out of the 500 metres promenade proposed in the first phase, 190 metres is complete. This chowpatty still has to get facilities such as parking, seating arrangement and a cafeteria. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), which is building the project with Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB), said there was no official announcement of the creekfront opening to the public. Sandeep Malvi, deputy municipal commissioner of TMC, said, “Even though people are already visiting the creekfront, we have not inaugurated it officially.” In 2015, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) along with the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) started developing the creekfront along the lines of Marine Drive as part of waterfront development project. The authorities have almost completed the first phase of the waterfront project. An official from MMB said, “The Gaimukh chowpatty is being developed in two phases. In the first phase, which is completed, we have developed a 190-metre promenade with safety railings and two pergolas. We have planted trees and saplings. There are toilets for men and women. In the second phase of the project, 300 metres promenade will be built.” The second phase includes parking facilities, boat rides and immersion ghats. The official added, “TMC has spent ?13 crore for the first phase. It will have to pay ?25 crore for the second phase. We will complete the second phase in one year.” Most people were already visiting the promenade without it being formally inaugurated. Sandeep Kale, 30, resident of Manpada, said, “The chowpatty only has a promenade. The pergola work is incomplete. If there is no space to park, vehicles will be parked along the road, adding to the congestion along Ghodbunder Road. It seems like the politicians are rushing to inaugurate it as elections are around the corner.” The second phase will involve parking facilities, boat rides and immersion ghats. Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik said, “This is my dream project, I have followed it up for past seven years. In the first phase, we had decided to build the promenade. There was no plan to install seating arrangement. We can make arrangements for senior citizens if required. Parking and water sports have been planned in the second phase.” Waterfront development on the cards : The municipal corporation proposed the water front development project in 2010. A waterfront of 10.58 kilometre will be developed in this project. Seven waterfronts will be executive through Smart City Limited while the eighth one at Gaimukh will be executed by Maharashtra Maritime board. The jetty will be used for water transport from Thane to Bhayander, Vasai-Virar or Borivli.
2019-08-14Thane: Buffalo attacks two, police looking for owner - Times of India
Thane: Buffalo attacks two, police looking for owner Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 17:07 IST : THANE: Thane police in Maharashtra are looking for the unidentified owner of a buffalo which attacked and injured two persons in Bhiwandi town of the district two days ago. Shamsuddin Choudhary (30), one of the victims, said in his complaint that he was standing on a road, looking for auto-rickshaw for going to his sister's house on Bakr-Id on Monday, when something hit him from behind. He fell unconscious, Choudhary said. After he was admitted to a hospital and regained consciousness, he was told that a buffalo had run into him, a police official said. The same animal had knocked down another man and he too had been hospitalised, Choudhary learnt. He lodged a complaint with Bhiwandi police on Wednesday against the unidentified buffalo owner under IPC sections 289 (negligent conduct with respect to animal) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or safety of others). Police were trying to identify the buffalo owner, the official said, adding that the four-legged `culprit too was untraceable.
2019-08-14'Cancel Thane marathon, give funds for flood relief' - Times of India
'Cancel Thane marathon, give funds for flood relief' Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 13:13 IST : THANE: Activists and residents have prompted the municipal administration and the mayor to cancel the annual marathon this year and focus on the welfare of flood victims in the state. With several parts of Maharashtra, including Thane and suburbs still recovering from one of the most devastating flood situations witnessed in recent times, many residents are yet to get any viable compensation from the administration spare for the ration supply announced by the Thane corporation. The irate residents from Diva said they are upset with the treatment meted out by the administration and threatened to stage a silent protest soon. “There are over 22000 families that have been displaced in Diva but the help has been announced only for 2500 till now. Residents are also expected to travel down to the local ward office to seek the same which is inhuman, especially when they are already harried and trying to rebuild their homes. We will form a human chain to protest this inhuman behaviour meted out to us,” said local activist Adesh Bhagat. Meanwhile, NCP leader and MLA, Jitendra Awhad, urged the government to ensure the banks were kept open during the forthcoming public holidays so that residents would be able to withdraw money for rebuilding their homes. It is learnt that a delegation of senior leaders also met the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and requested adequate monetary compensation for the flood-affected victims following which they were assured of the same. On the other hand, the youth wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) from Thane district has urged mayor Meenakshi Shinde to cancel the annual Thane marathon and use the funds for the relief of people who have lost their homes and livelihood in the floods. “Over Rs 75 lakh is spent every year on the mayor marathon including road repairs. We have requested the mayor to instead give this fund to the flood affected people which will help them to rebuild their lives. Moreover, the event is no longer an exclusive affair as runners get a chance to participate in many marathons these days. We feel it would be insensitive if the city spends such a huge amount on the event when lakhs of homes need to be rebuilt,” said Sandeep Pachange, district president of the MNS youth wing. Mayor Shinde issued a press statement saying it was not possible for cancelling the event and clarified the amount of money spent on organising the programme would go waste if it was cancelled at this hour.
2019-08-14Thane lost 443 trees in June and July: Data - Hindustan Times
Thane lost 443 trees in June and July: Data Updated: Aug 15, 2019 01:06 IST : The city lost many big trees during heavy rain this monsoon. Tree fall incidents till July this year are more than last year in the same period. In 2018, there were 364 tree fall incidents in June and July. This year, the city recorded 443 tree falls during the same period. Activists said the city has lost many old and rare species of trees. They said concretisation of areas around trees is the major reason behind tree falls. “The roots become weak as roads are being concretised. The number of rare species of trees is swindling,” said Rohit Joshi, an activist from Thane. The old areas of Thane still have huge rain trees, which are standing tall. Recently, a 100-year- old banyan tree was uprooted in Panchpakhadi. “Though the city is losing its green cover, areas such as Kolshet, Naupada, Majiwada and Kasarwadawli have rare species of trees. Banyan, peepul, manilkara hexandra and baobab are some of the species found in Thane,” said Kaustubh Darves, an environmentalist. He said the civic body should keep track of old and rare trees. “According to TMC tree census, the city has 300 species of tree. Many are dwindling because of development and lack of maintenance. Around 2,000 banyan trees and around 45 baobab trees are left in the city,” added Darves. According to one of the officials from regional disaster management cell (RDMC), most trees fell during the incessant rain. “Due to heavy downpour, we used to receive more than 10 complaints of tree falls a day,” said an official from RDMC.
2019-08-14Man arrested with tiger skin worth ?10 lakh in Thane - Hindustan Times
Man arrested with tiger skin worth ?10 lakh in Thane cities Updated: Aug 15, 2019 00:58 IST Ankita G Menon           A 44-year-old man from Kolhapur was arrested by the crime branch on Tuesday for trying to sell tiger skin at MumbraThe accused, Shashikant Dandavte, was caught at Y Pass in Mumbra in the afternoon trying to sell the animal skin for ?10 lakh, according to the police. Acting on a tip, the crime branch laid a trap in the area. “On finding his behaviour suspicious, we caught Dandavte who had the dried up tiger skin in his backpack,” said a senior officer from the crime branch. “He said he was planning to sell it for ?10 lakh. We are yet to investigate how he got the tiger skin,” the officer said.The police handed over the tiger skin to the forest department for further inspection and booked Dandavte under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.First Published: Aug 15, 2019 00:58 IST more from cities top news trending topicsIndia vs West IndiesHappy Independence Day 2019KashmirChandrayaan 2Happy Raksha Bandhan 2019Delhi PoliceAshes 2019 2nd TestDelhi Metro don't miss News India News Latest News World News Business News Opinion Analysis Columns Editorials Authors City News Delhi News Noida News Gurugram News Mumbai News Pune News Bengaluru News Ranchi News Patna News Lucknow News Kolkata News Jaipur News Chandigarh News Dehradun News Indore News Patna News Ranchi News Education News High School News Higher Studies Exam Results Board Exams 2019 Career News HT School Lifestyle Fashion and Trends Health News Sex and Relationships HT Brunch Entertainment News Bollywood News Hollywood News Movie Reviews Regional Movies World Cinema News TV News Music News Sports News Cricket News Football News Live Scorecard Tennis News Other Sports News ICC Cricket Rankings Cricket Schedule Useful Links Photos Videos E-Paper Interactives Punjab Brand Post Top Trends Top News Follow us on: partnersites livemint livehindustan shine desimartini ht punjabi studymate englishmate htsyndication bridge school ht brand studio healthshots Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. About us Contact us Privacy policy Terms of Use Disclaimer Print Ad rates Jobs
2019-08-14Thane: 20-year-old man climbs up overhead wire mast, halts train services - Times of India
Thane: 20-year-old man climbs up overhead wire mast, halts train services Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 20:34 IST : THANE: Slow services on the Central Railway route to and from Thane were affected on Wednesday evening after a 20-year-old climbed up a overhead wire mast near the station. The man identified as Mangal Yadav had climbed up the overhead wire mast at around 5pm on the Down slow line near platform no 1 and 2 at Thane Railway Station. RDMC, police officials, RPF and fire brigade brought down the man, who was later handed over to the police. The railways had to switch off the supply to the wires to facilitate the rescue teams bring down the man. Meanwhile, seven trains on the slow track were halted back till Bhandup, while few trains on the fast line were also affected for few minutes. Commuters were seen walking on tracks.
2019-08-14918 auto drivers in Mumbai, Thane lose licenses for saying 'no' to commuters - The New Indian Express
918 auto drivers in Mumbai, Thane lose licenses for saying 'no' to commuters Updated: 14th August 2019 08:32 PM : MUMBAI: In a first, the Maharashtra transport department has revoked licenses of 918 auto-rickshaw drivers in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city for refusing fare, an official said on Wednesday. Till now, licenses were cancelled for offences like furnishing fake documents to get permits, but not for refusing fare, a senior transport official told PTI. "This is the first time that the department has acted against auto-rickshaw drivers for refusing fare," he said. "Transport commissioner Shekhar Channe recently launched the drive under which licenses of 918 auto-rickshaw drivers were revoked for refusing fare in last few months in Mumbai and Thane," he said. Earlier, the transport department's data was not accessible online and drivers used to get licenses in different names, assistant regional transport officer Tanaji Chavan said. "But everything is online now and these drivers won't be able to procure another license in any other name anywhere in the country," he said. According to another official, the regional transport office (RTO) suspended licenses of 12,342 auto drivers for various traffic rules violations in last six months. Of these, licenses of 918 drivers, particularly from areas like Kurla, Bandra, Bandra- Kurla Complex (BKC) and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city, were cancelled for refusing fare, he said. Chavan said the transport department formed 14 special squads to track these drivers following complaints from several commuters. Meanwhile, Mumbai Auto-Rickshaw Men's Union leader Shashank Rao said the authorities should be lenient with first-time offenders. "Auto-rickshaw drivers are not on the road to refuse fares. First-time offenders should be shown some leniency," he said. "But, at the same time I would also like to say that all cases (of refusal or violations) are not genuine. We have won such cases in the past. I would be making a representation to the RTO," Rao said. Lauding the move, a commuter who daily travels from Santacruz station to Milan Subway in suburban Andheri, said, "These auto-rickshaw drivers deserve such an action."
2019-08-14Prices are at their lowest best in Thane: Prashant Thakur, ANAROCK - newsbarons.com
Prices are at their lowest best in Thane: Prashant Thakur, ANAROCK August 15, 2019 : Better homes, well-defined infrastructure and strong connectivity gives Thane an edge over other suburban locations near Mumbai. With state-of-the-art hospitals, multiple educational institutes and recreational facilities, Thane has attracted buyers who are looking for better lifestyle at an affordable cost. With huge development across Thane, leading developers like Hiranandani, Rustomjee, Kalpataru, Lodha, Shapoorji Pallonji and Dosti Realty amongst others have either announced their projects or have ready to move in properties. Manish Joshi from NewsBarons connects with Prashant Thakur, Director & Head-Research, ANAROCK Property Consultants, who informs ‘The ongoing metro project in Thane, once fully operational, will help boost real estate activity in the region because it will ease connectivity with Mumbai even further’. NB: Thane seems to be attracting all leading developers? Prashant: At a time when land became a rare and expensive commodity in main island of Mumbai, several leading developers went ahead to purchase land in nearby Thane where its prices were much lower. With many of these leading developers having land banks here, they are now looking to launch new projects. Moreover, Thane boasts of good social and physical infrastructure facilities with easy connectivity to major areas in Mumbai via Eastern Express Highway and Ghodbunder Road. The upcoming metro when operational will further boost connectivity between Thane and other major areas of Mumbai. As for homebuyers, property prices are still fairly cheaper here in Thane than the financial capital and those who cannot afford a home in the later consider Thane as a viable option. NB: Is Thane a case of oversupply and limited demand? Prashant: We cannot say that there is case of oversupply in Thane and limited demand. If we consider trends, properties priced less than INR 1.5 crore are high in demand here by the homebuyers and developers are adhering to this trend as far as new supply is concerned. As per ANAROCK research, almost 7,860 new units were launched in Thane in H1 2019 while over 6,810 units were absorbed during the same period, increasing by 70% against H1 2018. NB: There is a huge price variation between projects in Thane? Prashant: Our research suggests that over 89% of the total 7,860 new unit launches in H1 2019 in Thane were priced within INR 1.5 crore. Out of this, nearly 57% were in the price bracket of INR 80 lakh to INR 1.5 crore budget range while remaining were in the sub INR 80 lakh budget. Only 11% (approx. 880 units) new units were in the luxury price bracket. NB: Will developers be looking at price correction to attract buyers? Prashant: Prices are at their lowest best in Thane and will most likely not see any major price correction in the primary market. Given that the cost of construction is only rising, it is unlikely that builders will lower the prices in the primary market. As for secondary market, those looking to exit the market immediately may offer good discounts, particularly in those areas where there is ample supply but limited demand. NB: Will the recently announced rate cut boost consumer sentiments? Prashant: No doubt, consumer sentiments do get a boost when rate cuts on home loans are offered to home buyers but to say that these impact housing sales significantly is not entirely true. While affordable housing may see some improvement as this highly budget-sensitive segment already has the benefit of other incentives and any downward revisions in interest rates can and do make some difference. However, the reduction in rates will not do much for mid-income housing in tier 1 cities where the main concern is unaffordable property prices and not interest rates. NB: From a long term perspective, is Thane an ideal investment destination? Prashant: The ongoing metro project in Thane, once fully operational, will help boost real estate activity in the region because it will ease connectivity with Mumbai even further. With better connectivity, the surrounding areas will soon emerge as thriving residential markets. Moreover, various commercial developments in Thane will further push residential demand in the area. The IT sector in Thane has already started developing and is set to flourish in the future with various upcoming IT park projects lined up for future development. This will play a major role in the future growth of the city.
2019-08-14Kalpataru launches luxury tower 'Camellia' at Kalpataru Paramount in Thane - ANI News
Kalpataru launches luxury tower 'Camellia' at Kalpataru Paramount in Thane Updated: Aug 14, 2019 18:20 IST : Kalpataru, India's leading premium and luxury real estate developer, announced the launch of new luxury tower 'Camellia' amidst the existing 5.4 acre project Kalpataru Paramount, located close to Kapurbawdi, Thane (W).Camellia is the third tower to be launched at Kalpataru Paramount and offers three configurations for 2 BHK luxury apartments across 33 floors. The project incorporates several innovative, state-of-art design features including the unique 'Chamfered Triangle' design.The towers are built in the shape of a chamfered triangle which is a triangle with flattened corners. This shape ensures that each room has an independent view and that no window looks on into another apartment. Each apartment has three open sides that provide breathtaking views, ingress for ample natural lighting and effective cross- ventilation. Designed by renowned architect Kiran Kapadia and landscaping done by Singapore based Tectonix Limited, the project has class leading amenities, including two clubhouses, an infinity pool, toddlers pool and poolside cabana, gym and spa, fitness centre, multiple activity and indoor games room, children's play area, multipurpose court and a party hall. The project is situated at prime location on the main road, just off the Kapurbawdi Circle, ensuring seamless connectivity and access to several prominent shopping, healthcare, educational and other lifestyle facilities. The project is close to the upcoming metro stations on Line 4 to Wadala, Metro Line 4A to Gaimukh connecting to Line 10 to Mira Road, Metro Line 5 to Kalyan-Bhiwandi and Thane circular railway, besides Ghodbunder Road and Thane railway station, offering residents easy connectivity options to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and the rest of Thane. The project has been registered as Paramount A bearing MahaRERA Registration No P51700004031, Paramount B bearing MahaRERA Registration No P51700004741 and Paramound D bearing MahaRERA Registeration No P51700021474.
2019-08-14Thane doctor gets 1-yr jail term in molestation case - United News of India
Thane doctor gets 1-yr jail term in molestation case Thane, Aug 14 (UNI) : The Thane District court has dismissed an appeal by a doctor, 44, convicted for a criminal offence by a magistrate and upheld the order of conviction. In his order, the Additional Sessions Judge Rajesh S Gupta had upheld the one year rigorous imprisonment to doctor Jayant S Jadhav for an offence punishable under section 354 of the IPC. The judge also fined the doctor a sum of Rs 3,000 and in default another three months RI. The Additional Public Prosecutor Rekha Hiwrale appearing for the state told this correspondent that the case dates back to May 18, 2013 when the complainant a woman aged 54 then was admitted to a hospital ICU ward for treatment. The accused was on duty at 0300 hours. Under the pretext of checking the patient, he molested her. After about one and half hour, he repeated the same act on the patient complainant, it was stated.
2019-08-14Thane boy ranks third in India in CA Final exams - Mid-day
Thane boy ranks third in India in CA Final exams Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 13:05 IST : Thane student Umang Gupta ranked third in India in the merit list of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) as it declared the CA results on Tuesday evening. Son of a couple who is chartered accountants, choosing this career option for higher education came naturally to Umang. However, he plans to further pursue an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management to develop a career in investment banking. Umang's birthday falls in the month of August and in his words, it was the 'best gift' for him to not only clear the prestigious CA examination in the first attempt but also to rank third in the All India merit list. "My parents have been my inspiration all along. But I also used to watch a lot of motivational videos to keep me encouraged while preparing for CA. Constant studies and depending majorly on the material provided by the ICAI was the best formula to help me achieve success," said Umang, resident of Vasant Vihar locality in Thane. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce from R A Podar College in Matunga in the year 2018, Umang also cleared his Company Secretary (CS) examination with an all India rank of 3. While pursuing the degree, he started preparing for the CA exams too along with CS. In the qualifying round too, Umang performed exceptionally with an all India rank of 35. "He is a bright student and is very sincere in taking required efforts for his studies," shared Anshu Goyal, Umang's mother, a qualified CA herself who is very happy with her son's achievements and expresses all her support for his future careers plans. Umang is still continuing his articleship at the Khandelwal Jain and Company. "It will end in a week and then my complete focus will be on preparing for the CAT examination and get an admission in one of the IIMs," said Umang who feels instead of joining any coaching institute, it is better to self-study. "I will take the help of coaching institutes only to appear for practice tests which shall help me in improving my speed. I hope to join one of the IIMs. I am fascinated by the stock market and I plan to make a career in investment banking," said Umang. The ICAI declared the CA Foundation and Final examination results on Tuesday evening. Ajay Agarwal from Kotputli in Rajasthan ranked first while Radhalaxmi VP from Hyderabad, Telangana ranked second in the All India merit list. The exams were held in May-June 2019.
2019-08-14Thane boy comes third in CA final examinations - Times of India
Thane boy comes third in CA final examinations Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 8:05 IST : THANE:Twenty-one-year-old Thane boy Umang Gupta’s sterling score of 588 out of 800 ranked him third in the country in the chartered accountancy (CA) final exams. He cleared it in his first attempt. Results of final exams in the old and new syllabus were announced by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on Tuesday evening. Gupta’s parents too are CAs and have been rankers, but he is the first in his family to get an all-India third rank. He was among toprankers even in class X and XII board exams. He attended Sulochanadevi Singhania School and ranked third in the company secretary (CS) executive exam. In the CA intermediate exam, he was 31st. “I was at a client’s office auditing, when I got a call from the ICAI president. He congratulated me, and I was speechless, as I had not even checked my results. I was so shocked that even after the call I checked the number to ensure it was not a hoax,” said Gupta. He plans to pursue MBA from an IIM as he is inclined towards investment banking and stock markets. “I studied regularly and in the five months before the exam in the old syllabus, I studied for 12-14 hours. I took help from my parents as my dad is good in taxes and mom in accounting,” he added. Around 7.63% of 15,560 students cleared CA finals in both groups in the old syllabus. Ajay Agarwal from Kotpuli in Rajasthan and Radhalakshmi VP from Hyderabad bagged the first and second positions in the old syllabus. In the new syllabus, Nayan Goyal from Bhopal topped. About 20.85% of 11,092 students cleared both groups in the new syllabus.
2019-08-14Man strangulates girlfriend, hangs himself at lodge in Thane - Beloit Bulletin
Man strangulates girlfriend, hangs himself at lodge in Thane August 14, 2019 : Thane: A man allegedly killed his girlfriend before hanging himself to death at a lodge in Kalyan in the district, police said Saturday. Their bodies were recovered late Friday night from the lodge located near Kalyan railway station, police said. “Both the deceased were around 20 years old. The man, identified as Arun Gupta, allegedly strangulated the woman, Pratibha Prasad, to death before hanging himself from the ceiling of the room,” inspector P R Londhe of Mahatma Phule police station said. The man was from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. The woman, who also hailed from UP, was a resident of Ghatkopar in Mumbai, the police officer said. “The incident appears to be the fallout of a love affair,” he added. According to police, the duo checked into the lodge around 1.30 pm on Friday and the incident came to light around 9.30 pm. Their bodies were sent to a government hospital for post-mortem, police said. A case has been registered in this connection and further investigation is on, Londhe said.
2019-08-14Thane: Streets kids among those who donated for Maharashtra flood victims - Times of India
Thane: Streets kids among those who donated for Maharashtra flood victims Updated: Aug 14, 2019, 13:19 IST : THANE: A group of street urchins from Thane who study in a civic school are among the hundreds who have donated money from their earnings and bought relief materials for the flood affected areas of western Maharashtra. Thousands of residents including builders, doctors, Marathi theatre actors who plan to adopt villages have come forward to help the distressed residents of Kolhapur and contributing as per their respective might. Few have pledged their day's earnings for the cause while others are mulling to adopt villages and ensure they are brought back to normalcy. Among the foremost to chart out a rehabilitation plan are a group of doctors from the local unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) led by Kalyan MP, Dr Shrikant Shinde, including paediatricians, physicians who will be leaving for Kolhapur on Sunday morning. “We have analysed the requirement of the affected areas and are leaving with a truckload of medicines on Sunday. We have formed batches of over 100 doctors who have joined voluntarily and will reach out to villagers and conduct medical tests and give preventive medicines to the affected residents,” said Dr Shinde. Marathi theatre and film actor Subodh Bhave said several artists from the industry have come forward voluntarily and will be donating a part of their income for rebuilding the flood prone villages. “I have decided to donate my entire day’s income from my play towards the rescue and rehab plans. In addition, I am in talks with some colleagues from the industry who are mulling to adopt villages and take the responsibility of rebuilding them,” said Bhave. A group of Marathi film and theatre actors have also started coordinated with local authorities in the flood-hit areas of western Maharashtra and are accepting donations in cash and kind seeking help from residents. The group also found few unlikely patrons in the form of street kids studying in the signal school concept. “These children saved money earned from assisting their parents in selling flowers or other items and purchased essential goods for the flood–hit victims. It was heartening to see these children having empathy for others even though they are leading a hand-to-mouth existence,” said Bhatu Sawant, who is coordinating for the initiative. In the meantime, a cluster of builders from Thane have also decided to contribute for rehabilitation. “Few builders from Thane will be independently contributing to the chief minister’s relief funds towards the rehabilitation of the flood-hit areas,” said Jitendra Mehta, of the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry, Thane. A citizen initiative called MUSE including activists and professionals have also started an initiative wherein they have called out to residents to donate non-persihable items at designated collection spots in the city and suburbs. “There has been tremendous response to the calls for help from the public over the last one day and we are expecting residents to donate generously towards this cause,” said Dr Mahesh Bedekar who is hosting a collection centre at his Thane-based hospital. Meanwhile, Rajesh Narvekar, district collector said the administration has also set up collecting centres in various parts of the city where residents can deposit their contributions for the victims.
2019-08-13Man with fake currency of Rs 2.83 lakh face value arrested in Thane - Free Press Journal
Man with fake currency of Rs 2.83 lakh face value arrested in Thane Thane: City Police have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly carrying fake currency notes with the face value of Rs 2.83 lakh, an officer said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, crime branch officials stopped a man near RTO Office on Monday evening, he said."Police found 566 counterfeit notes in denomination of scrapped Rs 500 stuffed in the bag being carried by Kaluram Indvale, a resident of Kasara in Thane district," senior police inspector Jairaj Ranavare said, adding that another person accompanying Indvale managed to escape.A case has been registered against various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Further investigation is underway. (For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go) thaneface valueMan with fake currencyKaluram IndvaleRecent StoriesLatest News! Indian Parliament gets Dynamic Lighting FacadeDon’t live in fool’s paradise: Pakistan Foreign Minister to PakistanisNew US norms for Green Cards unlikely to impact IndiansKashmir will not be part of India, says MDMK chief Vaiko Union Home Minister Amit Shah may hoist national flag from Srinagar's Lal Chowktrending About UsCareersDisclaimerPrivacy PolicyContact UsAdvertise With UsRSSFree Press Journal | Powered by Quintype Follow us on Close Free Press Journal www.freepressjournal.in INSTALL APP
2019-08-13'Sinking' Ulhasnagar apartment collapses - Times of India
'Sinking' Ulhasnagar apartment collapses Updated: Aug 13, 2019, 11:41 IST : ULHASNAGAR: A day after around 100 residents living in 31 flats of Mahak apartment in Ulhasnagar were evacuated, the building collapsed on Tuesday. We have evacuated three other buildings situated close to Mahak apartment after it collpased, said Ganesh Shimpi, assistant municipal commissioner of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC). The three buildings which have been evacuated are Mahak-B wing, Mangal apartment and Manas Villa apartment. Residents on Monday had noticed small cracks in the walls of the building and the doors of their got locked around 9am.
2019-08-13Maharashtra: Five-storey building collapses in Thane, no injury - indiablooms
Maharashtra: Five-storey building collapses in Thane, no injury India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Aug 2019, 04:58 pm #FiveStoreyBuildingCollapse, #ThaneBuildingCollapse, #ThaneBuildingCollapse Thane, Aug 13 (UNI) A five-storey building in the Ulhasnagar township in the heart of the city collapsed on Tuesday, civic sources said. No one was injured in the accident, Chief of the Disaster Cell Balasaheb Netke told UNI here. It was yesterday when the building Mahak Apartment developed cracks and started sinking while the occupants of the 31 flats were evacuated by the firemen and shifted to safer places, he said. Hence at the time of collapse, the building which was built in around 1992 was totally empty and there was no loss of life or injury to anyone. The official said that the building was listed in the 'dangerous buildings' in the township. Firemen and the team of disaster control cell rushed to the site and cleared the debris of the building.  Maharashtra: Five-storey building collapses in Thane, no injury India Blooms News Service Comments () Post your comment: change text Related Images Muslims offer prayers in Jammu and Kashmir on Eid Mon, Aug 12 2019 Politicians pay tribute to Sushma Swaraj Wed, Aug 07 2019 Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away Wed, Aug 07 2019 Related Videos Rajasthan Govt focuses on power, agriculture in annual budget Tue, Jul 23 2019 Hindus, Muslims join hands to clean the streets of Baripada after Bahuda Ya... Tue, Jul 23 2019 Hindus, Muslims come together for Mace procession in Kashmir Tue, Jul 23 2019 Loading...   About Us  |  Writers  |  Advertise with Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service  |  Contact Us |  Send FeedbackCopyright © 2019 Indiablooms.com. All rights reserved.   Copyright / IP Policy   |  Company InfoIncrease Page Rank
2019-08-13MNS demands to cancel Thane Mayor's Marathon - United News of India
MNS demands to cancel Thane Mayor's Marathon Thane, Aug 13 (UNI) : In view of the flood situation in the state, the students' wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has urged city Mayor Meenakshi Shinde to cancel the Thane Marathon and use the same funds for the relief of people who have lost their livelihoods in the floods. MNS students' wing president Sandeep Pachange said in a press note here that around Rs.60 to Rs.75 lakh are spent every year on Thane Mayor Marathon and requested the Mayor to give these funds to the flood-affected people, instead. He further stated that not only political leaders but even citizens are coming forward to help the flood-hit victims and pointed it would be insensitive if the Mayor instead of helping the needy spend such a huge sum on a marathon. Mr Pachange expressed that through this money, the lives of the residents of Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara could be rebuilt. If the Marathon is cancelled, then the civic authorities would get adequate time to repair the potholes in the roads before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which is less than a month away, he added.
2019-08-13Cancel Thane Mayor marathon, give funds for flood relief: MNS - The Hindu
Cancel Thane Mayor marathon, give funds for flood relief: MNS UPDATED: AUGUST 14, 2019 01:30 IST : The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s (MNS) student wing on Tuesday urged Thane Mayor Meenakshi Shinde to cancel the Thane Marathon scheduled to be held on August 18 and donate the funds towards flood relief efforts. Sandeep Pachange, MNS’s student wing district unit president, said that around ?60 lakh to ?75 lakh is spent every year on the Thane Mayor Marathon. Mr. Pachange said that the money could be used to provide relief to people who have lost their livelihood in the floods that have ravaged Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts of western Maharashtra. Mr. Pachange said that he has appealed to the Mayor to cancel the event.
2019-08-13Thane: Man held with fake currency of Rs 2.83 lakh face value - Times of India
Thane: Man held with fake currency of Rs 2.83 lakh face value Updated: Aug 13, 2019, 20:23 IST : THANE: City police have arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly carrying fake currency notes with the face value of Rs 2.83 lakh, an officer said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, crime branch officials stopped a man near RTO office on Monday evening, he said. Police found 566 counterfeit notes in denomination of scrapped Rs 500 stuffed in the bag being carried by Kaluram Indvale, a resident of Kasara in Thane district, senior police inspector Jairaj Ranavare said, adding that another person accompanying Indvale managed to escape. A case has been registered against various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Further investigation is underway.
2019-08-13Thane: Day after residents evacuated, five-storey building collapses in Ulhasnagar - The Indian Express
Thane: Day after residents evacuated, five-storey building collapses in Ulhasnagar Published: August 14, 2019 1:16:35 am : A day after it was evacuated, a five-storey residential building in Ulhasnagar collapsed on Tuesday. While nobody was injured, the incident has left residents in the area, home to as many as 250 “dangerous” buildings, anxious. Many have accused the civic authorities of gross negligence for the deplorable condition of the buildings. Mahak Apartments in camp 3 area in Ulhasnagar collapsed around 10 am, fire brigade officials said. “We reached the spot and evacuated nearby buildings where debris had blocked exits. The residents of this building were evacuated yesterday (Monday) after it tilted a little from the top and developed some cracks on certain walls. Residents had also complained of doors getting jammed,” an officer from fire brigade told The Indian Express. Sarita Makhija, a resident of one of the nearby buildings that was evacuated Tuesday, said, “Mahak Apartments started tilting yesterday. This morning, we heard a loud noise and then debris came in through our window. We are worried that our building may also collapse.” Makhija’s fear may not be misplaced. According to Municipal Commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh, the region has over 250 dangerous buildings. “These are old buildings or buildings that are not structurally sound. We have served notices to the residents and have asked everyone to get structural audits done,” he said. Most of these buildings, however, are still occupied as residents refuse to vacate. “We have cut water and electricity supplies, but it doesn’t work. People are risking their lives staying in such dangerous houses,” Deshmukh said. According to activists in the area, residents refuse to leave their houses fearing eviction. “Most buildings here are illegal. People worry that if they leave, they will not have anywhere to go. If water and electricity are cut, they access it illegally,” said Ajay Singh, an activist from the area. “We are dealing with 95 per cent illegal buildings that are built with substandard raw materials,” Deshmukh said. He claimed that the municipal authorities have kept an eye on dilapidated buildings. “Some buildings show signs of collapse. We ensure that people are evacuated as soon as we spot these signs. That’s all we can do at this point,” he added. However, residents believe that it is the gross negligence of municipal authorities that has escalated the problem. “No one wants to live in dangerous buildings when they know that the roof can come crashing any time. But we don’t have alternatives. We can stay only for a few days at relatives’ houses,” said Jayant Kathani, a resident of one of the buildings in camp 3 which has also been served notice. He added, “Why were the buildings allowed in the first place? We are the victims as we were cheated by the builders and have nowhere to go now.”
2019-08-13License suspended for 918 Mumbai, Thane auto rickshaw drivers over refusing rides - Moneycontrol.com
License suspended for 918 Mumbai, Thane auto rickshaw drivers over refusing rides Most of the offenders (60%) were caught from areas such as Kurla, Bandra, Bandra Kurla Complex, and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Moneycontrol News @moneycontrolcom The Regional Transport Office (RTO) has cancelled the licences of over 900 drivers who refused to take rides. The move has been welcomed by most Mumbaikars who are left to the mercy of the whims of auto-rickshaw drivers.The cancellations happened over the past few months in parts of Mumbai and Thane after a drive to weed out the offenders had started in February 2019. The initiative was headed by Maharashtra’s State Transport Commissioner Shekhar Chenne. He has mentioned that the authorities have adopted a no-tolerance approach towards such auto drivers.According to a Mumbai Mirror report, the 918 auto drivers whose licenses had been cancelled over refusal, challenged the move. However, their plea was rejected and now they won’t be allowed to operate anywhere in the country.
2019-08-13Cancel Thane Mayor Marathon, give funds for flood relief: MNS - Business Standard
Cancel Thane Mayor Marathon, give funds for flood relief: MNS Press Trust of India  |  Thane  Last Updated at August 13, 2019 18:05 IST email this article Message: Recipients' Email: Type address separated by commas Your Email: Enter the characters shown in the image. Send me a copy:   https://mybs.in/2X8MJBW ALSO READ Mumbai mayor 'manhandles' woman raising civic issue;clip viral MNS to organise farmers' demonstration in Maha on Friday Maharashtra Navnirman Sena to not contest in LS polls 3 MNS activists booked for beating BJP worker in Maha MNS asks private FM channels not to play songs of Pak artists The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) student wing on Tuesday urged city mayor Meenakshi Shinde to cancel the upcoming Thane Marathon and donate the funds used on its organisation for relief to people affected by floods in the state.The Thane Marathon is being organised on August 18. MNS student wing district unit president Sandeep Pachange said it is seen that Rs 60 lakh-Rs 75 lakh is spent every year on Thane Mayor Marathon.This money can be used to provide relief to people who have lost their livelihood in the floods that have ravaged Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts of western Maharashtra, he said and appealed to the mayor to cancel the event.(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 18:05 IST Read More On Disaster Accident | Pti Stories | News PREVIOUS STORY NEXT STORY RECOMMENDED FOR YOU MORE ON MARKETS: Quick Links Stock Market Live Portfolio Commodity Market Upcoming IPO Personal Finance Stock Market News Derivatives Mutual Funds Gold Price Sensex Browse STOCK Companies A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Browse Mutual Funds A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Index Stocks Adani Ports Asian Paints Axis Bank B P C L Bajaj Auto Bajaj Finance Ltd Bajaj Finserv Bharti Airtel Bharti Infra. Cipla Coal India Dr Reddy's Labs Eicher Motors GAIL (India) Grasim Inds H D F C HCL Technologies HDFC Bank Hero Motocorp Hind. Unilever Hindalco Inds. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd ICICI Bank Indiabulls Housing Finance Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. IndusInd Bank Infosys ITC JSW Steel Kotak Mah. Bank Larsen & Toubro M & M Maruti Suzuki NTPC O N G C Power Grid Corpn Reliance Inds. St Bk of India Sun Pharma. Inds. Tata Motors Tata Motors-DVR Tata Steel TCS Tech Mahindra Titan Company UltraTech Cement Ltd UPL Ltd Vedanta Wipro Yes Bank Zee Entertainment TRENDING ON BS #Markets #BSWeekend #BSTech #GST #BSSpecial Copyrights © 2019 Business Standard Private Ltd. All rights reserved. From BS Website Home Companies Markets Opinion Politics Technology Specials Personal Finance Latest News Today's Paper RBI Policy General News General Videos General Photo Gallery Events Authors Education About us About Us Code of Conduct Terms & Conditions Cookie Policy Disclaimer Investor Communication List of our GST registration number Support & Contact Partner with Us Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Feedback Browser Support Sitemap Reader Centre Assistance E-Paper Manage My Account My Page Portfolio Register Subscribe BS Products Smart Investor BS Hindi BS Motoring BS Books B2B Connect iPhone iPad android Mobile Browser Event FundCafe 2019 Insurance Round Table 2019 BS Awards 2019 Budget 2019 Elections 2019 Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Sports Cricket Football Indian Super League 2018-19 Connect with BS Facebook Linkedin Twitter Youtube RSS Upgrade To Premium Services Welcome User Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services" As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include: Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres Access to 17 plus years of content archives Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email) NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.   Premium Services In Partnership with   Dear Guest,   Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS. Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme. Enjoy Reading! Team Business Standard  
2019-08-13Thane: Baby born with 'plastic-wrap' skin, kept in ICU - Times of India
Thane: Baby born with 'plastic-wrap' skin, kept in ICUThane: Baby born with 'plastic-wrap' skin, kept in ICUShrutika Sukhi | TNN | Updated: Aug 13, 2019, 5:34 ISTTHANE: A baby was born at the civic-run Kalwa hospital on Sunday with a rare genetic disorder in which the skin resembles a plastic wrap and keeps peeling off. The 'collodion baby', with extremely sensitive skin, has been kept in NICU for protection against infections. Doctors said the child suffers from the rare inherited skin disorder called ichthyosis, which is characterized by excessive scaling of the skin. It occurs when both parents carry a gene responsible for the disorder. Also, children with such a disorder are likely born to couples who are distant relatives. "We are taking all the precautions necessary to make sure that the baby does not suffer from any allergies or infections," said Dr Sandhya Khadse, dean, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital. The child was born at just over 34 weeks of pregnancy. Due to the skin condition, the child can get hypothermic and hence needs warmth. "We are even taking care of the eyes and applying ointments on the skin as it is dry. The membrane (skin) will take a few weeks to peel off and must happen naturally. One should not try to peel it off. Later in life, such a person has scaly and sensitive skin," Dr Khadse said. "In this condition, the skin is tightly stretched, causing respiratory difficulty and eversion of eyelids and lips. Thick scales and a rounded small oral opening give a characteristic fish-like appearance to these babies. Neonatal morbidity and mortality are high and this may be due to cutaneous infection, aspiration pneumonia (squamous material), and hypothermia. Hence, the outcome is uncertain. There is no specific treatment, but the application of liberal amounts of sterile lubricants and emollients is advised," said Dr Anand Bedekar, consulting neonatologist & paediatrician at Dr Bedekar Hospital for Women and Children. In June 2016, a baby girl with the condition was born in the privately-run Lata Mangeshkar medical college and hospital in Nagpur. 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2019-08-13MNS demands to cancel Thane Mayor's Marathon - United News of India
MNS demands to cancel Thane Mayor's MarathonThane, Aug 13 (UNI) In view of the flood situation in the state, the students' wing of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has urged city Mayor Meenakshi Shinde to cancel the Thane Marathon and use the same funds for the relief of people who have lost their livelihoods in the floods.MNS students' wing president Sandeep Pachange said in a press note here that around Rs.60 to Rs.75 lakh are spent every year on Thane Mayor Marathon and requested the Mayor to give these funds to the flood-affected people, instead.He further stated that not only political leaders but even citizens are coming forward to help the flood-hit victims and pointed it would be insensitive if the Mayor instead of helping the needy spend such a huge sum on a marathon.Please log in to get detailed story. 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2019-08-13Thane resident ranks third in final CA exam - Hindustan Times
Thane resident ranks third in final CA exam mumbai Updated: Aug 13, 2019 23:42 IST Musab Qazi           Umang Gupta, a resident of Thane, has ranked third in the final chartered accountant (CA) examination, the results for which were announced on Tuesday. His parents are CAs too.Gupta, who cleared the examination (old course) in the first attempt, said that staying away from social media was his key to success. “I took a leave for five months from my internship to prepare for the test and worked very hard. During this period, I kept my mobile phone switched off and stayed away from social media to focus on my studies,” he said.Gupta graduated from RA Podar College in 2018.The final exam was held in May this year, with 93,656 students opting for the old syllabus, and 29,049 opting for the new syllabus exam. The test was held at 398 centres across the country.First Published: Aug 13, 2019 23:42 IST more from mumbai top news trending topicsPunjab bandh todayVirat KohliReliance JioAshes 2019, England vs AustraliaIndia vs West IndiesSrideviICAI CA Results 2019 don't miss News India News Latest News World News Business News Opinion Analysis Columns Editorials Authors City News Delhi News Noida News Gurugram News Mumbai News Pune News Bengaluru News Ranchi News Patna News Lucknow News Kolkata News Jaipur News Chandigarh News Dehradun News Indore News Patna News Ranchi News Education News High School News Higher Studies Exam Results Board Exams 2019 Career News HT School Lifestyle Fashion and Trends Health News Sex and Relationships HT Brunch Entertainment News Bollywood News Hollywood News Movie Reviews Regional Movies World Cinema News TV News Music News Sports News Cricket News Football News Live Scorecard Tennis News Other Sports News ICC Cricket Rankings Cricket Schedule Useful Links Photos Videos E-Paper Interactives Punjab Brand Post Top Trends Top News Follow us on: partnersites livemint livehindustan shine desimartini ht punjabi studymate englishmate htsyndication bridge school ht brand studio healthshots Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. About us Contact us Privacy policy Terms of Use Disclaimer Print Ad rates Jobs
2019-08-13Five-storey building collapses in Thane, none injured - United News of India
Five-storey building collapses in Thane, none injuredThane, Aug 13 (UNI) A five-storey building in the Ulhasnagar township in the heart of the city collapsed on Tuesday, civic sources said.No one was injured in the accident, Chief of the Disaster Cell Balasaheb Netke told UNI here. It was yesterday when the building Mahak Apartment developed cracks and started sinking while the occupants of the 31 flats were evacuated by the firemen and shifted to safer places, he said.Please log in to get detailed story. More NewsRacket of counterfeit IMFL busted13 Aug 2019 | 11:34 PMThane, Aug 13 (UNI) With the arrest of one person from Nevali of Ambernath the Navi Mumbai police on Tuesday claimed to have burst a racket in filling cheap foreign liquor in bottles of popular brands and selling it as real foreign liquor the police said. see more..Farmer kills self in Nanded13 Aug 2019 | 11:31 PMNanded, Aug 13 (UNI) A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Kinwat tehsil of the district. see more..Headmaster died of cardiac arrest in Nanded13 Aug 2019 | 11:26 PMNanded, Aug 13 (UNI) A headmaster died of cardiac arrest in Hadgaon tehsil of the district on Tuesday. see more..Life limps back to normal in flood-hit Kolhapur13 Aug 2019 | 11:06 PMKolhapur, Aug 13 (UNI) With the influx of water receding from the respective Panchganga and Krishna rivers in the flood-ravaged Kolhapur and Sangli almost after a week owing to a lull in the rainfall, the rescue and relief operation has gained momentum in both the districts. see more..20-yr-old married woman commits suicide with her minor daughter in Sangli13 Aug 2019 | 10:58 PMSangli, Aug 13 (UNI) A 20-year-old married woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well, along with her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, after a domestic quarrel with her husband in Tasgon tehsil of the district of western Maharashtra on Tuesday. see more.. UNI PhotoCNENNAI, AUG 13 (UNI):-Seshadri Nathan SUKUMARAN, A Chennai based International Photographer has been Awarded KALAIMAAMANI the Highest honour of TN Govt, by CM of TN Edappadi K Palanisamy in Chennai on Tuesday.UNI PHOTO BY Seshadri SUKUMAR-91UCHITWAN, Aug. 13, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A fisherman walks with his fishing net by Narayani river in Chitwan, Nepal on Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo by Sunil Sharma/UNI PHOTO-18FCOLOMBO, Aug. 13, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Workers unload one of the carriages of an imported Chinese-made train at Colombo port in Sri Lanka, Aug. 13, 2019. Sri Lanka has imported a train from China for its upcountry line at a cost of 10.3 million U.S. dollar which will be the first of nine power sets, the island's Transport Ministry said in a statement here Tuesday. Quoted in the local media, the Transport Ministry said the train is able to run on winding roads on the upcountry line. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/UNI PHOTO-17FEVIA ISLAND, Aug. 13, 2019 (Xinhua) -- A water-dropping helicopter is seen battling a wildfire near Makrymalli village on Evia island, Greece, Aug. 13, 2019. Greek fire fighters were battling the largest wildfires of this summer raging in two major fronts near Athens on Tuesday, local authorities said. More than 500 residents have been evacuated from three villages as a precautionary measure and no injured have been reported neither near Thebes city in the mainland, northwest of the capital, nor on Evia island, two hour's drive from Athens, according to the Fire Service. (Photo by Nick Paleologos/UNI PHOTO-16FTIRUPATHI, AUG 13 (UNI) Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ at the inaugural of Stage 1A Campus of IIT-Tirupati in Tirupati, R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education (MHRD), Government of India, Dr. Audimulapu Suresh, Minister for Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. K.N.Satyanarayana, Director, IIT-Tirupati are also seen on the dais. on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO-90UMALAPPURAM, AUG 13(UNI):-District officials receiving Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan and Minister for Ports Ramachandran Kadanappally at specially arranged helipad at Pothukallu during their visit to meet the landslide victims at Kavalapara relief camp on Tuesday.UNI PHOTO-89UMALAPPURAM, AUG 13(UNI):-District officials receiving Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan and Minister for Ports Ramachandran Kadanappally at specially arranged helipad at Pothukallu during their visit to meet the landslide victims at Kavalapara relief camp on Tuesday.UNI PHOTO-88UTIRUPATHI, AUG 13(UNI) Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank unveiling the plaque, on the occasion of inaugurating Stage 1A Campus of IIT-Tirupati in Tirupati, on Tuesday, B. Durga Prasada Rao Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Tirupati) is also seen. 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2019-08-13Thane: Five – storey building collapses in Maharashtra’s Thane #Gallery - SocialNews.XYZ
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No casualties were reported as the building which tilted dangerously was vacated by the authorities yesterday. (Photo: IANS) Mumbai: “Mahak”, a five-storey old building, that collapsed at Ulhasnagar of Maharashtra’s Thane on Aug 13, 2019. No casualties were reported as the building which tilted dangerously was vacated by the authorities yesterday. (Photo: IANS) Mumbai: “Mahak”, a five-storey old building, that collapsed at Ulhasnagar of Maharashtra’s Thane on Aug 13, 2019. No casualties were reported as the building which tilted dangerously was vacated by the authorities yesterday. (Photo: IANS) Facebook Comments About Gopi AdusumilliGopi Adusumilli is a Programmer. He is the editor of SocialNews.XYZ and President of AGK Fire Inc. He enjoys designing websites, developing mobile applications and publishing news articles on current events from various authenticated news sources. When it comes to writing he likes to write about current world politics and Indian Movies. 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2019-08-12Central Railway TC misappropriates Rs 33 lakh, splurges it on video games - Moneycontrol
Central Railway TC misappropriates Rs 33 lakh, splurges it on video games Last Updated : Aug 12, 2019 09:44 PM IST : A senior Ticket Collector (TC) of the Central Railway (CR) has been arrested for allegedly misappropriating Rs 33 lakh and splurging it on playing video games, police said on August 12. Bhupendra Vaidya, who was working as chief of the special squad of TCs, was arrested on August 6 by the CSMT Railway Police on the charges of cheating, forgery and criminal breach of trust, an official said. The 49-year-old was suspended late last year after the offence came to light and was subsequently dismissed from service, he said. A resident of Waghbil in adjoining Thane district, Vaidya used to siphon off money collected by his juniors as fine from ticket-less commuters, he said. Vaidya and his fellow TCs had powers to get into any train between Thane and Kasara stations on the CR and fine ticket-less passengers, he said. As per CR rules, after collecting the fine, TCs submit the same at the station master's office and get receipt number against it. Vaidya used to take fine amount collected by TCs and spent it on playing video games at a parlour in Thane, said API Navnath Rupavate, the investigating officer of the case. Since 2015, he had allegedly embezzled Rs 33 lakh collected as fine and spent the amount on playing video games, he said. The misappropriation initially came to light during an audit and also in subsequent examinations of accounts. Vaidya, however, used to escape any scrutiny by bribing his seniors, the official said. In December 2018, CR officials lodged a complaint of misappropriation against Vaidya and suspended him from the service, he said. An offence was registered against Vaidya following which police teams visited his residence in Thane to arrest him, but he was not found at home, he said. He was finally arrested on last Tuesday and produced before a court, which sent to police custody, the official said. During interrogation, Vaidya admitted that he spent all the embezzled money on playing video games, he said, adding his claim was verified with the owner of the Thane parlour he often frequented. Vaidya has been dismissed from service and the CR has recovered around Rs 5 lakh from him, the official said, adding further probe was on.
2019-08-1231 families evacuated after building in Thane tilts - Hindustan Times
31 families evacuated after building in Thane tilts Updated: Aug 13, 2019 05:16 IST : Thirty-one families living in a five-storey building in Ulhasnagar were evacuated, after a portion of the building tilted and developed cracks on Monday. The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) said the 25-year-old building was not on the list of dangerous buildings. Residents of Mahak apartments on Link Road in Ulhasnagar camp 3 called the fire brigade after they found that all doors were jammed. UMC chief fire officer Bharkar Mirpagar said, “Residents complained that cracks have developed on the first, second and third floor of the building. People also complained about doors being jammed. We managed to open the doors and rescue the families.” The civic body said they have given accommodation to some residents. “It is not safe to let the residents live in it [the building]. We will do a structural audit of the building and then decide whether to repair or demolish it. It was not a dangerous building,” said Yuvraj Badhane, public relations officer, UMC. He said, “Most residents have shifted to their relatives’ place. We gave a temporary place to those who do not have alternative accommodation.” Sanjay Lulla, 32, resident of Mahak Apartments, said, “Some people were trapped inside their flats as the doors jammed. The civic body rescued them but did not give them accommodation. All 31 families are homeless.”
2019-08-128 lakh people migrated from Mumbai to Thane over past 10 years - Moneycontrol.com
8 lakh people migrated from Mumbai to Thane over past 10 years Published on Aug 12, 2019 09:50 pm : Residents of Mumbai city have been diminishing steadily for some years now. Dreamy-eyed migrants, who once flocked the rusty walls of dilapidated buildings that told tales of a glorious past, now seem to be moving out for greener pastures. A study conducted on the census report of the migration pattern in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has revealed that there are 9 lakh fewer people residing in the city as compared to 10 years ago. However, Thane's population has risen by a staggering 29.3 lakh between 2001-11, with more than 8 lakh people migrating from South Mumbai alone, an area that is known for steep real estate prices. According to the Times of India, the census report confirmed that Thane was the main zone where people from MMR moved to. For instance, 3.9 lakh people migrated from Mumbai's suburbs to Thane between 2001-11, as compared to around 30,000 migrations reported in the previous decade. According to DP Singh, professor at the Centre for Research Methodology, who collated the data, most of the people who migrated were looking at "better places to stay" and "easier availability of homes" as compared to the overcrowded reaches of the main city. For most of these households, buying a house in Mumbai city was out of the question, due to problems of affordability. Backing Singh, economist Abhay Pethe said that even for people who owned homes in Mumbai, it made more sense to sell the property and move to a more spacious home in Thane. Moreover, unlike before, Mumbai is not the sole central business district in the region. There are multiple CBDs now, all of which are well-connected. Therefore, moving out now meant "less inconvenience and more money". The trend to move out gathered momentum in 2001, with people migrating to Vashi, Sanpada, and Mira-Bhayandar as well. In fact, urban planners now consider areas like Panvel and Raigad as promising, especially with the new airport coming up.
2019-08-12Four Thane NGOs adopt flood-ravaged Kolhapur's Majrewadi village - United News of India
Four Thane NGOs adopt flood-ravaged Kolhapur's Majrewadi village Thane, Aug 12 (UNI) : Four NGOs of this district have adopted Kolhapur's Majrewadi village so as to provide it with the assistance needed in aftermath of the flood. Addressing a news conference here on Monday, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik stated that the Vihang Charitable Trust, Sanskruti Yuva Pratishtha, Pratap Sarnaik Foundation, and the Rotary Club have together adopted the Majrewadi village of Shirol taluka in Kolhapur. These four NGOs will provide Majrewadi, a village having a population of 2,500 with basic amenities for a one-year-period, said MLA Sarnaik.
2019-08-128 lakh people migrated from Mumbai to Thane over past 10 years - Moneycontrol.com
8 lakh people migrated from Mumbai to Thane over past 10 years For people who owned homes in Mumbai, it made more sense to sell their property and move to a more spacious home in Thane. Moneycontrol News @moneycontrolcom Residents of Mumbai city have been diminishing steadily for some years now. Dreamy-eyed migrants, who once flocked the rusty walls of dilapidated buildings that told tales of a glorious past, now seem to be moving out for greener pastures.A study conducted on the census report of the migration pattern in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has revealed that there are 9 lakh fewer people residing in the city as compared to 10 years ago.However, Thane's population has risen by a staggering 29.3 lakh between 2001-11, with more than 8 lakh people migrating from South Mumbai alone, an area that is known for steep real estate prices.
2019-08-12Bombay HC transfers builder murder trial from overburdened judge in Thane - Times of India
Bombay HC transfers builder murder trial from overburdened judge in Thane Updated: Aug 12, 2019, 15:28 IST : MUMBAI: Bombay high court transferred a murder trial of several accused in real estate developer Sunil Kumar Lahoria’s gunfire death of 2013 from one special trial judge in Thane to another. The accused include Navi Mumbai builder Suresh Bijlani. They are charged with murder and other offences under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). A bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre observed that the special MCOCA Judge V Y Jadhav in Thane before whose court the trial was pending was already “over burderned’’ and was conducting other trials on a day-to-day basis as directed by the higher judiciary. The court transferred the case to Judge R R Vaishnav and directed that he tries it on a day-to-day basis. Bijalni, who is in jail for six years, had filed a petition in the HC for orders that the trial court must at least complete time-bound depositions of nine of the 11 key witnesses cited by the prosecution while earlier opposing his bail, so that he can apply for bail afresh. Bijlani’s counsel Vikram Choudhary and Sujay Kantawala cited and sought immediate implementation of directions passed by the HC last December when it had directed the trial Judge to proceed on a day-to-day basis. Choudhary pointed out that from 13th October, 2017 till 26th July, 2019, there were 145 dates, however, on 93 dates, the Special Public Prosecutor was absent. Since last December, he said only 23 prosecution witnesses have deposed and the prosecution wants to bring in 70 witnesses. He complained of the “slow pace of the trial’’ and cited a ruling by the Supreme Court last October in a case filed by Kerala government against Rasheed. The SC had laid down directions to balance rights of accused versus the prerogative of the prosecution in serious cases like murder. It directed that courts should prepare a detailed case-calendar once trials commence, including a chart of witness deposition dates. Sandeep Lahoria, son of the murdered builder and Surjit Kalra the original complainants had intervened. Their counsel Sunny Puamiya and Himanshu Kode as well as additional public prosecutor Aruna Pai opposed Bijlani’s plea. Pai, however did not dispute the many absences of the prosecutor before the trial court but said it was due to his father’s demise and later his accident. She acknowledged the right of the accused to an expeditious trial. The HC too observed that the trial court is duty bound to comply with the SC guidelines and its own order. But since, special trial Judge was currently handling 60 MCOCA cases and numerous other cases and was also working through lunch breaks and after court hours to deal with the pending cases. He has been also assigned 202 Sessions cases, 24 Special Cases under Anti-Corruption Bureau, 34 cases under POCSO Act. Besides 60 organised crime cases 26 are partly-heard at evidence stage and some are five years old. The HC bench held that Judge Jadhav was clearly over burdened and asked Pai if she had any objection to the Lahoria murder trial being transferred. She didn’t. The HC thus transferred it but declined to grant Bijlani any other relief that he sought. Lahoria was shot dead on February 16, 2013, outside his Navi Mumbai office, following which shooters Venkatesh Shettiar (35) and Wajid Kureshi (28) and former encounter specialists Emmanuel Amolik were arrested. Bijlani's lawyers earlier said that the incident captured on CCTV recording does not disclose anywhere that Shettiar had named anyone. He said he was falsely being accused of orchestrating a contract killing. The case was transferred from the Navi Mumbai police to the Mumbai crime branch.
2019-08-12Television Actress Kills Daughter, Takes Her Own Life In Thane! - Filmibeat
Television Actress Kills Daughter, Takes Her Own Life In Thane! News oi-Lekhaka By Lekhaka | Published: Monday, August 12, 2019, 12:23 [IST] Pradnya Parkar, who is a known face for the Marathi television audiences, is no more. Reports claim that the actress committed suicide and before that she allegedly strangulated her daughter to death. The incident took place on August 09, 2019 in Kalwar Area, Thane. Pradnya Parkar was 40-years old whereas her daughter Shruti was 17. Reportedly, the daughter was an HSC student at Thane college. According to reports that have come up, Pradnya Parkar hanged herself in between 8 AM to 9 AM on Friday morning. Reportedly, her husband was at the gym during that time. When he came back, he found the door to be locked and when it was broken, found the bodies of the Pradnya and daughter Shruti. Reports also reveal that the actress had penned a suicide note and it is being said that Pradnya Parkar was in extreme stress and the unfortunate incident was a result of this. "We have found a suicide note believed to be written by Pradnya. In the letter, Pradnya said she had killed her daughter and would be taking her own life. She said she was taking the extreme step of her own accord. We are still searching the house for more notes or clues that might help shed light on the motive behind Pradnya taking her own life,", a senior cop has reportedly said about the incident. Comments Read more about: television actress pradnya parkar Story first published: Monday, August 12, 2019, 12:23 [IST] Other articles published on Aug 12, 2019 Khatron Ke Khiladi 10: FIRST EVICTION! Bhojpuri Actress Rani Chatterjee OUT Of The Show! Bigg Boss Tamil 3 Elimination Week 7: This Contestant To Move Out Of The House? Mardaani 2: Here's When Rani Mukerji's Cop Film Will Hit The Big Screens! Featured Posts Photos Videos Wallpapers Sahoo Trailer Launch Hum Aap Ke Hai Kaun 25 Years Celebration 10th Year Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Mera Dost Movie Audio Function Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and others spotted promoting their respective films Mahesh Babu As Brand Ambassador for Humbl Go to : Photos Saaho Trailer: Shraddha Kapoor praises Prabhas; Watch Video Saaho Trailer: Prabhas on compares Saaho with Dhoom franchise; Watch Video Saaho Trailer: Prabhas makes shocking revelation in front of media over his fan following Saaho Trailer: Shraddha Kapoor gets emotional infront on Prabhas; Watch Video | FilmiBeat Shweta Tiwari files complaint against husband Abhinav Kohli; Here's why Saaho Trailer: Prabhas OPENS UP on his role in Saaho; Watch Video Go to : Videos Samantha Sai Pallavi Yashika Aannand (Big Boss 2 Contestant) Niyanta Acharya Shama Sikander Shraddha Das Go to : Wallpapers X Receive FREE Movie News & Gupshup In Your Inbox Loader Do not Disturb Filmibeat in Other Languages ?????? ????? ?????? ????? ?????? Explore Filmibeat TV Tamil Photos Movies Videos Marathi Bollywood Hollywood Other Greynium Sites Boldsky Drivespark Gizbot Goodreturns Native Planet Careerindia Clickin Follow Filmibeat Daily Updates Get Filmibeat Alerts Get Push Notifications About Us | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | RSS | Contact Us | Feedback | Sitemap | Cookie Policy © Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Get Instant News Updates Enable x Notification Settings X Time Settings Don't Block Block for 8 hours Block for 12 hours Block for 24 hours Dont send alerts during 1 am 2 am 3 am 4 am 5 am 6 am 7 am 8 am 9 am 10 am 11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 11 pm 12 am to 1 am 2 am 3 am 4 am 5 am 6 am 7 am 8 am 9 am 10 am 11 am 12 pm 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm 6 pm 7 pm 8 pm 9 pm 10 pm 11 pm 12 am Switch Off Clear My notification inbox Done Clear Notification X Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox? Yes No Settings X 0 No New Notifications Close We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more Change Settings Continue
2019-08-11Over 9L leave island city in 10 yrs, 8L for Thane alone - Times of India
Over 9 lakh leave Mumbai in 10 years, 8 lakh for Thane alone Updated: Aug 12, 2019, 9:36 IST : MUMBAI: Migration from the island city—for long a magnet for migrants and an aspirational destination for the middle classes—has intensified. Over 9 lakh fewer people reside in the island city, reveals a study of the census that shows patterns of migration within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. On the other hand, Thane’s population went up by 29.3 lakh between the 2001 and 2011 census years. Of this population, about 8 lakh are people who moved out of south Mumbai to settle here. The last census affirmed that Thane is the focal point of MMR’s population influx. For example, migration from the suburbs to Thane went up ten times, from 30,128 to 3.9 lakh between 2001 and 2011. Counterintuitively, about 1.1 lakh people migrated from the island city to Raigad. “Nearly half of households reported that the easy availability of homes and better places to stay in comparison to an overcrowded Mumbai city was their reason for moving to Thane. For most, buying a house was out of reach in Mumbai,” said D P Singh, the professor at the Centre for Research Methodology who put together the data. For example, Siddharth Patil moved out of Worli’s BDD chawls to Kharghar with his family. “My father had a job in a mill. With that gone, we saw no reason to stay in the centre of the city. In fact, who says that the island city is the epicentre now?” Again, for Shanti T, who lived in Matunga in a ‘pagdi’ flat, owing a house of her own was a dream. “I saw an advertisement of a flat that was available in Navi Mumbai. We bought that as an investment initially, but with the improvement in the transport network, decided to move there, our own home, in 2014,” she said. The central story is the same, says economist Abhay Pethe. “Affordable housing. By selling off a place or an asset that one may have in Mumbai, it only makes sense to take that money and move to a bigger place in Thane. Also, Mumbai was earlier one CBD (central business district). Now there are multiple CBDs. With the hope of connectivity, moving out makes perfect sense as the inconvenience is not so much, but the money involved is large,” explained Pethe. For many, the trend was clear since 2001 as people who wanted to buy homes did so in Vashi, Sanpada and Mira-Bhayandar. Thane’s population explosion, in fact, prompted the administration to slice the district into two. Hence was born the sea-facing semi-urban township of Palghar, the state’s 36th district. The massive population explosion in the last decade in Thane district tilted the balance of development in favour of the urban talukas of Thane, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Bhiwandi. Demographers and urban planners see parts of Raigad as new promising land. “Panvel, areas like Taloja, are now seeing massive development. The next census will have some interesting points on migration to these locales. The new airport will also tilt people’s preferences towards Panvel,” said Singh.
2019-08-112 wagons of goods train derailed in Thane, traffic hit on main line - Times of India
2 wagons of goods train derailed in Thane, traffic hit on main line Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 10:39 IST : THANE: Two wagons of a freight train derailed near Thane station in the wee hours of Sunday affecting services on the main line of Central Railways. The incident occured when the train coming from Kurla LTT direction was crossing over from the fifth line to down through line around 1.45am. Even as the derailed wagons of the train, classified as an army special, were removed from the tracks and sent to Mulund yard by 6am, suburban services on the main line remained affected due to the incident. The fast tracks remained unavailable for traffic till 9am when the Mumbai direction line was made operational. Suburban and mail express trains on both the fast tracks had to be diverted on slow lines between Mulund and Diva, railway officials said. Meanwhile, the scheduled mega block on UP fast line between Kalyan and Thane was cancelled on Sunday by the CR citing technical reasons. Harbour line block will remain operational as per schedule.
2019-08-11Mumbai: Thane -Vashi local derailed - ANI News
Mumbai: Thane -Vashi local derailed ANI | Updated: Aug 11, 2019 22:11 IST Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Two coaches of Thane-Vashi local got derailed between Thane and Airoli on Sunday.However, no injury to any passenger is reported but traffic on trans harbour line was temporarily suspended."Two coaches of TV-85 (Thane-Vashi) local derailed between Thane and Airoli. No injury to any passengers reported. Up and Down trans harbour line traffic suspended temporarily," said Sunil Udasi, CPRO, Central Railway.He said that the restoration work of rerailing the coaches is going on and inconvenience caused is regretted (ANI) Tags Mumbai Thane Vashi local train derailed Related News Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:38 IST Srinagar DM holds meeting with Imaams, promises all facilities... Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary on Sunday met 'Imaams' for prayer arrangements on the eve of Eid and said he is conscious of the fact that it needs a lot more for a normal and enjoyable Muslim festivity. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:35 IST Kolhapur: Darul Uloom Madrasa opens its doors for flood-affected people Kolhapur (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): The Daroom Uloom Madrasa in Shiroli opened its doors for the flood-affected victims of the region and is providing round the clock relief and essentials to the people from nearby villages, doctors of the Madrasa trust said on Sunday. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:33 IST Haryana: Miscreants paint Dr Ambedkar's photo black, complaint filed Panchkula (Haryana) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Locals and followers of Dr BR Ambedkar on Sunday protested against the blackening of the photo of the Father of Indian Constitution at the roundabout named after him in Sector 25, Panchkula. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:30 IST Porbandar: One fishing boat with 4 crew members onboard found Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): One fishing boat with four crew members onboard was sighted off Navibandar on Sunday. Porbandar harbour is ensuring the safety of the boat and crew. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:28 IST Gujarat: IAF helicopter rescues 125 people stranded on road in Hajipir Kutch (Gujarat) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter on Sunday rescued 125 people stranded on a road that was washed off from both sides at a causeway near Hajipir. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:28 IST Impossible to factor veg, non-veg into delivery logistics: Zomato New Delhi [India], Aug 11 (ANI): After Zomato executives in Howrah went on an indefinite strike against delivering beef and porks, the company on Sunday said it is looking to resolve the matter but it is impossible to factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:22 IST Patna: Muslim women welcome Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Patna (Bihar) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was welcomed by Muslim women here on Sunday. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:19 IST People who don't know 72 years of history abolished Article 370:... Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Former home minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram slammed BJP for abolishing Article 370 saying that the people who don't know the 72 years of history did it (abolishing Article 370) with muscle power. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:19 IST Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 72 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): As many as 72 people have died as flood and landslides wreak havoc in Kerala while 58 have been reported missing. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:19 IST Kerala: Services resume at Cochin International Airport Kochi (Kerala) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Operations at the Cochin International Airport resumed on Sunday after a two-day break following the inundation of the runway area due to water from the nearby Periyar river entering the premises. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:14 IST Situation in J-K normal so far: J-K Police Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Police said the situation in the state has remained normal after the partial relaxation in the curfew by the administration yesterday and today. Read More Read More Updated: Aug 11, 2019 23:12 IST We will take full fees from SC/ST students, Delhi govt may... New Delhi (India), Aug 11 (ANI): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday said that Delhi government may reimburse the examination fee paid by SC/ST students of Class X and XII studying in government schools directly to the students as the board will now take full amount from the rese Read More Related Video Home About Us Our Products Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms & Condition copyrights © aninews.in | All rights Reserved
2019-08-11Marathi TV actor kills 17-year-old daughter, commits suicide in Thane - Mid-day
Marathi TV actor kills 17-year-old daughter, commits suicide in Thane Published: Aug 11, 2019, 13:18 IST : A 40-year-old TV actor allegedly strangled her teenage daughter to death and then hanged herself on Friday in Kalwa area in Mumbai, Thane Police stated. The suicide note purportedly written by the woman identified as Pradnya Parkar stated she was under extreme stress and hence she killed her daughter Shruti (17) and was going to kill herself. According to the preliminary reports, Pradnya Parkar worked in the Marathi TV industry and was not getting much work these days. Her husband was also was facing problems in his business, said Shekhar Bagde, the senior police inspector. The incident reportedly occurred between 8 and 9 in the morning when her husband had gone to the gym. When he returned back home, he found the door of the flat locked from the inside. When it was broken open, the bodies of Pradnya Parkar and Shruti, who studied in Class 12, were found. The investigation is underway. In another case, a 28-year-old woman killed her three children and later herself in Pune. The police have identified the deceased as Fatima Akram Bhagwan (28) and her kids Aliya Bhagban (9), Zobha (7) and Zian (6). The incident came to light on after the neighbours complained about a stench emanating from the house and alerted the police. According to the police, the woman worked as domestic help and stayed with her three children and husband Akram in a rented house. The children were studying in Savitribai Phule primary school. The family hails from Karnataka and had come to the city to earn a living and gain better education for their children. "The reason that has been revealed to us is that Akram, who is a fruit seller, was not earning much money. Four days ago, the couple had an argument due to which she took such a drastic step. We are currently probing the case," said a local police officer. He added that prima facie, it appears Fatima strangulated her children and then killed herself.
2019-08-11Marathi TV actress kills daughter, hangs self in Thane; police suspect financial stress - Times Now
Marathi TV actress kills daughter, hangs self in Thane; police suspect financial stress Crime Updated Aug 11, 2019 | 14:38 IST | Mirror Now Digital A 40-year-old small-time television actor allegedly strangulated her teenage daughter to death and then hanged herself in the Kalwa area of Thane district on Friday. The police found a suicide note at the spot. However, the police were informed about the incident and probe in the case is underway.   |  Photo Credit: Instagram Key Highlights Thane police stated that a suicide note written by the woman- Pradnya Parkar was found at the spot Shruti was 17-year-old, Class 12 student Her husband too was facing problems in his business, said police Mumbai: A 40-year-old television actor allegedly strangulated her teenage daughter to death and then hanged herself in the Kalwa area of Thane district on Friday. The police probe in the case is underway.  Thane police stated that a suicide note written by the woman- Pradnya Parkar was found at the spot. In the note, she mentioned that she was under extreme stress and hence killed her 17-year-old daughter Shruti and was going to kill herself. Shruti was a Class 12 student. The preliminary investigation by the police revealed that Parkar used to work with the Marathi TV industry and she was not getting sufficient work these days. Her husband too was facing problems in his business, said the senior police inspector Shekhar Bagde. According to a report, the incident happened between 8-9 AM on Friday morning. Meanwhile, when her husband returned from the gym he found the door of the apartment was locked from inside. He then broke the door and was shocked to see the bodies of Pradnya and Shruti. While his wife was hanging with the ceiling fan, his daughter was suffocated to death in the bedroom. A police official said that Parkar was a small-time actress and had worked in several Marathi serials and movies and her neighbours claimed that she had been home from many months due to lack of work. However, the police were informed about the incident and probe in the case is underway.  RELATED NEWS Mumbai: Germany-based Indian doctor fined Rs 5 lakh for assaulting wife Incessant rains disrupt Mumbai-Pune rail route, to remain closed till August 11 Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha on ventilator in Mumbai hospital   Recommended Videos Maharashtra: Wall collapses due to landslide in Thane, two people killed and one injured In a shocking incident in Maharashtra, a wall collapsed due to a landslide in Thane. Two people have been reported dead while one has been injured so far. 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2019-08-11Mumbai local train derailed: Trans-Harbour passengers can travel on Harbour line with same ticket, say Railways | Updates - India TV News
Mumbai local train derailed near Thane, Trans-Harbour line affected Mumbai local train derailed near Thane, Trans-Harbour line affected Local train operations on trans-harbour line of Mumbai suburban local network were stalled as two carriages of a train derailed near Thane. The incident took place around 7 pm on Sunday (August 11) between Thane and Airoli on trans harbour railway line. India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: August 12, 2019 0:13 IST Image Source : FILE Representative image Local train operations on trans-harbour line of Mumbai suburban local network were stalled as two carriages of a train derailed near Thane. The incident took place around 7 pm on Sunday (August 11) between Thane and Airoli on trans harbour railway line. No injuries have been reported.  The Central Railway has swung into action after the derailment and repair crews have started working to mend the damage and rerail the coaches. Two coaches of TV-85 (Thane-Vashi) local derailed at km 35/16-18 between Thane and Airoli. No injury to any passengers reported. Up and Dn transharbour line traffic suspended. Restoration work of rerailing the coaches on. Inconvenience caused is regretted.— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) August 11, 2019 Lakhs of people take local trains to return home in the evening everyday. The number falls somewhat on a Sunday like this but 7 pm is a time when almost all railway lines see huge traffic. An incident like today may well have had catastrophic consequences had it occurred on a weekday. 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2019-08-11Navi Mumbai: Local train derails between Thane and Airoli on Trans-Harbour line - Mumbai Mirror
Navi Mumbai: Local train derails between Thane and Airoli on Trans-Harbour line Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 21:20 IST : On Sunday evening, two coaches of Thane-Vashi local have derailed between Thane and Airoli stations. The train, heading to Vashi, derailed at 6:55 pm. However, no injuries were reported. After the incident, the Up and Down trans-harbour line were suspended temporarily. All the passengers onboard were safely evacuated. Sunil Udasi, Central Railway CPRO said, "Two coaches of TV-85 (Thane-Vashi) local derailed at km 35/16-18 between Thane and Airoli. No injuries to any passengers reported. Up and Dn trans harbour line traffic suspended temporarily. Restoration work of rerailing the coaches on. Inconvenience caused is regretted." Meanwhile, the railways have permitted a refund for trans harbour passengers and the passengers are permitted to travel via the harbour line. The TTC and CCI from Thane also reached the spot of derailment immediately.
2019-08-11Goods train derails near Thane; glitch, blocks add to chaos - Hindustan Times
Goods train derails near Thane; glitch, blocks add to chaos Updated: Aug 12, 2019 00:13 IST : Railway commuters were inconvenienced on Sunday owing to the derailment of a goods train at Thane railway station, technical glitch on a local train on the trans-harbour line and maintenance blocks on the western and harbour lines. Two wagons of a goods train derailed ahead of platform no. seven at Thane railway station at 1.47am on Sunday. The seventh and eighth wagons were rerailed by 5am, following which the train was removed from the tracks. Further, a technical failure on a local train, reported at 8.55am on Sunday, hit services towards Vashi and Panvel from Thane. Services on the trans harbour line were disrupted for 10 minutes and the Central Railway (CR) cancelled its scheduled maintenance block. On CR’s harbour line, a maintenance block was undertaken between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Chunabhatti stations from 11.40am to 4.10pm. The Western Railway (WR) operated its maintenance block on the slow line, between Santacruz and Goregaon stations, from 10.35am to 3.35am on Sunday. Mumbai-Pune trains to resume on August 16 : Services on the Mumbai-Pune line continue to be stalled, owing to ongoing work such as construction of a wall to prevent boulder falls and removal of rocks on the track. Operations on the line will resume from August 16. AK Gupta, general manager, CR, inspected the ghat section between Karjat and Lonavala stations on Saturday afternoon. The zonal railways will first operate a goods train on the line to inspect rail strength.
2019-08-11Kalyan comes out on the streets after pothole death - Times of India
Kalyan comes out on the streets after pothole death Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 8:42 IST : KALYAN: Residents on Saturday protested against potholes on Patripul bridge road and other roads in Kalyan-Dombivli, a day after a person died and one was injured due to potholes on the bridge here. The protest at Patripul bridge was organised by an autorickshaw union, MNS and RPI members. The residents blamed Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and MSRDC for the death of an innocent person and demanded action against them. Arun Mahajan (55) died on Friday and Vilas Redkar (60) was injured after a speeding truck dashed two motorcycles and an autorickshaw on the bridge here. Redkar had blamed potholes for the accident, saying he was riding slowly when a truck from behind dashed his two-wheeler. This was the second death due to potholes in Thane district. Last week, a traffic constable from Ambernath died while avoiding potholes, when a truck hit his motorcycle from behind. The incident angered residents, who are already fed up due to potholes across the city. Kunal Patil, an independent corporator who had protested against potholes, said, We want the authorities to immediately fill potholes on the road should also give compensation to the victim's family. MNS workers protested against the potholes too.
2019-08-11Chintan Upadhyay in Thane Central Jail is set to exhibit and auction his paintings - Mid-day
Chintan Upadhyay in Thane Central Jail is set to exhibit and auction his paintings Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 07:32 IST : Artist Chintan Upadhyay, innocent until proven guilty, and incarcerated in Thane Central Jail since December 2015, for allegedly conspiring the murder of his estranged wife Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harsh Bhambani, is set to exhibit and auction about 100 of his paintings during Diwali this year. The money collected will be used for the prison welfare fund. A senior prison officer told mid-day that Upadhyay's paintings are in demand, and the auction will help garner necessary funds for the welfare of inmates. In December 2017, one of Upadhyay's paintings was picked up by film producer Kiran Rao for '4.5 lakh during an exhibition held at a BKC school. "He has invested his own hard-earned money in making these paintings," the official said about the Delhi-based artist, who, in a promising career, had shown works across the world, and was a recipient of the Charles Wallace Foundation Award. The Case So Far : Hema and Chintan Upadhyay were fighting a bitter divorce for five years from 2010-2015, and a related case over a property dispute. On December 11, 2015, Hema and Bhambani were found dead in a drain in Kandivli. Four people—Pradeep Rajbhar, Shivkumar Rajbhar, Vijay Rajbhar and Azad Rajbhar—were arrested, while their 'leader', Vidyadhar Rajbhar, a small-time fabricator who worked with several artists including both Hema and Chintan, is still absconding. Pradeep Rajbhar had confessed that he had met Chintan in Chembur three evenings before the murders, to plot the murder. But he later retracted the statement, alleging that he was pressurised by the police. It was alleged that Upadhyay had commissioned the murders since he knew Vidyadhar, and Hema was lured to the site of the crime, a warehouse, with the promise of information that would prove embarassing to Upadhyay. Since then, several bail pleas have been declined, most recently by the Supreme Court in February 2019. Over the last three years, Upadhyay has held a few exhibitions of the works he created in jail. One of his paintings, Freedom, of a jailed zebra with a bleeding hoof, currently hangs in a meeting room in the administrative office of Byculla jail. His upcoming Diwali exhibition includes several paintings that use allegorical references to talk about current affairs.Crossing The Border shows a Rohingya couple with a baby crossing a river in one half, and in the other half, uses the same shades to create an abstract. In the artist's note, he says, "Violence is not only physical, but abstract, too, with the fear of unknown." Another work, Dangerous Play, shows a babirusa (pig deer) encircled by a pack of dogs, a reference to mob lynching. About this, Upadhyay says, "This painting is about the growing sense of fear and power." Art For All : Meanwhile, the state prison has written a letter to the Maharashtra government, with the request of adding art and fine art to the jail manual, so that raw materials can be provided to the inmates without any NGO intervention. "We have written to the government to include art and fine art as activities to be taken along with the existing ones, for the purpose of correction and rehabilitation," said Deepak Pandey, inspector-general (prisons), Maharashtra. "Once the government gives its nod, this will be taken up at all 60 jails across Maharashtra. The works will be evaluated by a committee, comprising the regional DIG and the concerned superintendent of the jail. Eventually, we hope to hold the exhibition annually in Mumbai and Pune." Until now, the state prison department had to collaborate with non-profits who'd fund the raw materials for inmates, who wished to take up painting and sculpture. The inmates are paid for any work assigned to them in the prison. Pandey said that it is a lengthy procedure, from evaluation of an inmate's work to paying him/her. "If art and fine art are included in the jail manual, we will have a free hand in evaluating and exhibiting their work," he said. Mumbai artist Bose Krishnamachari, a friend of Upadhyay's and someone who has worked with inmates at Delhi's Tihar jail, said, "Art practices at jails give the inmates a great opportunity [to enjoy] relatively relaxing moments. Aesthetic awareness and creative practice [will] make them better human beings. Ultimately, we are all striving for a better and peaceful world, and art heals." A marketplace for all : Maharashtra is also set to start a jail corporation, which will help state prisons sell the products made by the inmates. The prison department is zeroing-in on locations to open brick-and-mortar shops. The officer added these showrooms will sell furniture, handicrafts and food items and will also be available on e-commerce sites. According to jail officials, the prison industry in Maharashtra is the largest in the country and is situated across 10 districts: Thane, Nagpur, Yerawada, Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Amravati, Dhule, Sangli and Satara. More than 2,100 convicts work nine hours a day. Female convicts specialise in paper jewellery, incense sticks, zari work and stitching. Several convicts also contribute in industries such as Kolhapur's iron foundry and leading footwear companies. About 120-130 kg of bread is sent daily to Thane Mental Hospital for patients and staff, baked by Thane jail inmates. A jail official said, "In 2017, during a Diwali exhibition, we raked in '1 lakh a day by selling sarees, bedsheets, pillow covers, jewellery and baked products. The revenue of the prison industry in Maharashtra has been increasing each year. It was '27crore in 2017-18."
2019-08-11Thane-Vashi local derails near Airoli, buses deployed for stranded commuters - Times of India
Thane-Vashi local derails near Airoli, buses deployed for stranded commutersThane-Vashi local derails near Airoli, buses deployed for stranded commutersManoj Badgeri | TNN | Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 22:17 ISTStranded commuters had to walk down the tracks to the nearest road accessTHANE: Following the derailment of a suburban train near Airoli, scores of passengers werere inconvenienced and many stranded due to services being suspended. For the convenience of Trans-harbour passengers, two NMMT buses left from Vashi station for Thane via Airoli, said Central Railway senior PRO A K Jain. The derailment was reported on Sunday evening on the Trans-harbour line around 6.55 pm when the trolley of the guard coach of Thane-Vashi local derailed near Parsik between Thane and Airoli. Initial information from the spot revealed there was no injury but services on both lines had to be suspended. 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2019-08-11Over 9 lakh leave Mumbai in 10 years, 8 lakh for Thane alone - Times of India
Over 9 lakh leave Mumbai in 10 years, 8 lakh for Thane alone Updated: Aug 12, 2019, 9:36 IST : MUMBAI: Migration from the island city—for long a magnet for migrants and an aspirational destination for the middle classes—has intensified. Over 9 lakh fewer people reside in the island city, reveals a study of the census that shows patterns of migration within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. On the other hand, Thane’s population went up by 29.3 lakh between the 2001 and 2011 census years. Of this population, about 8 lakh are people who moved out of south Mumbai to settle here. The last census affirmed that Thane is the focal point of MMR’s population influx. For example, migration from the suburbs to Thane went up ten times, from 30,128 to 3.9 lakh between 2001 and 2011. Counter intuitively, about 1.1 lakh people migrated from the island city to Raigad. “Nearly half of households reported that the easy availability of homes and better places to stay in comparison to an overcrowded Mumbai city was their reason for moving to Thane. For most, buying a house was out of reach in Mumbai,” said D P Singh, the professor at the Centre for Research Methodology who put together the data. For example, Siddharth Patil moved out of Worli’s BDD chawls to Kharghar with his family. “My father had a job in a mill. With that gone, we saw no reason to stay in the centre of the city. In fact, who says that the island city is the epicentre now?” Again, for Shanti T, who lived in Matunga in a ‘pagdi’ flat, owing a house of her own was a dream. “I saw an advertisement of a flat that was available in Navi Mumbai. We bought that as an investment initially, but with the improvement in the transport network, decided to move there, our own home, in 2014,” she said. The central story is the same, says economist Abhay Pethe. “Affordable housing. By selling off a place or an asset that one may have in Mumbai, it only makes sense to take that money and move to a bigger place in Thane. Also, Mumbai was earlier one CBD (central business district). Now there are multiple CBDs. With the hope of connectivity, moving out makes perfect sense as the inconvenience is not so much, but the money involved is large,” explained Pethe. For many, the trend was clear since 2001 as people who wanted to buy homes did so in Vashi, Sanpada and Mira-Bhayandar. Thane’s population explosion, in fact, prompted the administration to slice the district into two. Hence was born the sea-facing semi-urban township of Palghar, the state’s 36th district. The massive population explosion in the last decade in Thane district tilted the balance of development in favour of the urban talukas of Thane, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Bhiwandi. Demographers and urban planners see parts of Raigad as new promising land. “Panvel, areas like Taloja, are now seeing massive development. The next census will have some interesting points on migration to these locales. The new airport will also tilt people’s preferences towards Panvel,” said Singh.
2019-08-11Thane: After actress strangles daughter and kills self, husband arrested - Times of India
Thane: After actress strangles daughter and kills self, husband arrested Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 8:38 IST : THANE: Following the death of a small-time actress and her daughter at their Kalwa home on Friday, the police arrested her husband on charges of abetment to suicide on Saturday. The police action was initiated following a detailed probe which indicated that the actress, Pradnya Parkar, and her husband, Prashant, had a strained relationship, said a source. The police suspect Pradnya strangulated her 18-year-old daughter, Shruti, and then killed herself by hanging. She was apparently frustrated with the frequent fights and the financial crisis, said an officer. Cops said that they found a suicide note written by Pradnya and in that, she has blamed Prashant for failing in his responsibility to take care of his family and that she had no hope from him. The officer said that the suicide note also mentions that Prashat was having an extra-marital relationship and had turned his back on his wife and daughter. Prashant was unemployed after a business stint failed, said the police, adding that he was also facing Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) charges for alleged irregularities in his import-export business. Neighbours and relatives have told the police about the couple's constant fights and their financial crisis. In the suicide note, she has mentioned that her husband is responsible for her death. She states that he had not been looking after the family. The couple would fight all the time and the relationship had turned bitter. Prashant was arrested by the DRI last year and is on bail. He was taken to the magistrate's court and granted police custody till August 13, said DCP S Burse. On Friday, Prashant returned from gym and no one answered his doorbell. He had to get the door opened with the help of a locksmith. When he got inside, he found Shruti motionless and Pradnya hanging, said the police.
2019-08-1042-year-old biker dies in an accident in Thane - Hindustan Times
42-year-old biker dies in an accident in Thane Updated: Aug 11, 2019 01:03 IST : A 42-year-old biker died after being hit by a speeding tempo at Ghodbunder Road on Friday night. The police have arrested the tempo driver for rash driving. Rajendra Babaji Jadhav was a resident of Anand nagar. “Jadhav was going towards Thane on his two-wheeler when a speeding tempo hit him from behind. He fell off his bike and sustained serious injures,” said a police officer from Chitalsar police station. Tempo driver Sheshram Chauhan, 29, was arrested.
2019-08-10Murder Convict Who Jumped Parole Arrested After 4 Years in Thane - News18
Murder Convict Who Jumped Parole Arrested After 4 Years in Thane Updated:August 10, 2019, 5:26 PM IST : Thane: A murder convict who had absconded four years ago was arrested by Thane Police in Nashik district of Maharashtra on Saturday morning. Police stumbled upon Ramesh Naikwade (38) while looking for another person against whom a case had been registered at Dombivli in Thane district, an official release said here. A team of Thane Crime Branch which was in Yewala to hunt for the accused learnt that Naikwade, convicted in a murder case, was hiding at his village. Naikwade, resident of Patoda in Yewala tehsil, was convicted in a murder case registered at Yewala police station in May 2013. While undergoing life imprisonment at Nashik Jail, he was granted parole in June 2015 and was supposed to return to prison by September that year, but he absconded. Thane Crime Branch team arrested him from his house at Patoda at 6 on Saturday morning and handed him over to Yewala Police, the release said.
2019-08-10Traffic signal falls in Thane, no one hurt - Hindustan Times
Traffic signal falls in Thane, no one hurt Updated: Aug 11, 2019 01:02 IST : A traffic signal fell at Vartak Nagar in Thane on Saturday. No one was injured. This is the second such incident in two months in Thane of a traffic signal falling on a busy road. After the incident on June 14, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had said that it would inspect all traffic signals and street lights in the city and check if they are unstable. On Saturday morning, passersby and traffic officers noticed that the traffic signal was tilted. “The 15-foot signal was installed around six months ago. It tilted first and then fell on the road,” said Kasber Augustine, president of Thane Citizens Foundation and citizen of Vartak Nagar, Thane. The residents blamed it on the poor quality of materials used to build traffic signals. “The incident highlights that civic body has been using substandard traffic signals,” said Dyanesh Kadam, 30, a resident of Vartak Nagar, Thane. The signal was removed within half an hour after the incident with the help of regional disaster management cell of Thane, said a traffic officer from Vartak Nagar. “We have taken note of the incident and will inquire about the reason for the traffic signal falling,” said a senior official from TMC. On June 14, the traffic pole at Nitin Company junction in Thane fell on the busy road. No one was injured in the incident. The traffic signal was around 20-foot high. The pole was spotted by the passers-by and traffic officers while it started titling and motorists were alerted to keep distance. The civic official claimed the entangled cable wires around the traffic signal, causing it to fall.
2019-08-10Thane: School van driver gets 10 years RI for raping two girls - Mid-day
Thane: School van driver gets 10 years RI for raping two girls Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 15:53 IST : A special court has sentenced 10 years of rigorous imprisonment to a 35-year-old van driver for raping two girls. He used to drop the girls at a local school in Bhiwandi. Tulshiram Manere was convicted and awarded the sentence to him by Special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) court judge S P Gondhalekar on Friday. The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 28,000 on him. According to the prosecution, the convict, who used to ferry schoolchildren in a van daily, had raped the two eight-year-old girls, on multiple occasions between June and December 2016. "On Saturdays, the school timing of these two girls used to be different. Taking advantage of the situation, he would take the victims to an isolated place and molest and rape them. This happened on multiple occasions between June and December 2016," said additional public prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar. She further told the court that he had applied sun films on the windows of his vehicle in order to hide his crime and threatened the girls with dire consequences if they told about his acts to anyone. "As the girls were under pressure, they did not talk about it to anyone. However, due to the sexual harassment faced, they stopped attending schools on Saturdays. When the teachers once asked them the reason behind their not attending the school on Saturdays, they broke down and narrated their ordeal to her," the prosecutor told the court. The teacher reportedly took the victims to Nizampura police station and filed a complaint against Manere, after which he was arrested. He was held guilty under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and under provisions of the POCSO Act.
2019-08-10School van driver gets 10 years in jail for raping two girls in Thane - Hindustan Times
School van driver gets 10 years in jail for raping two girls in Thane Updated: Aug 11, 2019 01:53 IST : ?A special court awarded 10 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI)?to a 35-year-old van driver for raping two girls whom he used to drop off to school. Both girls were around eight years old at the time of the incident. Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) court judge, SP Gondhalekar, convicted Tulshiram Manere and imposed a fine of ?28,000 on him on Friday. According to the prosecution, the convict, who used to drive a van to ferry schoolchildren, had raped the two girls on multiple occasions between June and December 2016. Additional public prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar said, “On Saturdays, the school timing of these two girls used to be different. Taking advantage of the situation, he would take them to an isolated place and molest and rape them.” “The girls then stopped attending school on Saturdays. When the teachers asked them the reason, they broke down and narrated their ordeal,” Moholkar said. The teacher then took the victims to Nizampura police station and lodged a complaint against Manere.
2019-08-10Thane police conducts meeting with Jammu and Kashmir people, offers help - Mumbai Mirror
Thane police conducts meeting with Jammu and Kashmir people, offers help pdated: Aug 10, 2019, 23:05 IST : The Thane police carried out a meeting with residents of Jammu and Kashmir discussing several issues and asked them to approach the control room if they faced any problems in the city. The meetings, with around fifty Jammu and Kashmir people, was initiated by the Thane Police in Central Hall area. The meeting was attended by DCP Avinash Ambure and senior police inspector A V Deshmukh. "We discussed the problems faced by them especially after the removal of Article 370 and 35A. They said they had no complaints and had come to the city for work," said an officer who attended the meeting. "We have told them if they face any problem in the city they can approach the control room number 100 or the senior inspector directly on his phone for solving their problems," he added. Most of them said the police work as security guards or bodyguards due to their height and body.
2019-08-10Small-time actress kills daughter, commits suicide - Mumbai Mirror
Small-time actress kills daughter, commits suicideYou are in an offline modeSmall-time actress kills daughter, commits suicideBy Vinay DalviVinay Dalvi, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 06:00 ISTPrint this articleReduce font sizeIncrease font sizeShareParkar with daughter ShrutiShe acted in serials but was out of job; didn’t blame anyone in suicide note. An aspiring actress killed her 17-year-old daughter by allegedly suffocating her and then committed suicide by hanging at their Kalwa residence in Gauri Suman Society on Friday morning. The police said the 40-year-old woman, identified as Pradnya Parkar, has left behind a suicide note, admitting to the murder-suicide. Her daughter Shruti was an HSC student at a Thane college. Parkar’s husband Prashant had gone to the gym at the time of the incident. According to the police, Parkar was facing financial crisis as she was not getting any acting assignments. They also suspect that she had come to know that her husband was having an affair. According to the police, Parkar was a small-time actress and had worked in several Marathi serials and an unreleased Marathi movie. The neighbours said she had been home without work for many months. On Friday morning, her husband came back from the gym and kept knocking on the door but no one answered. With help from neighbours, he broke down the door and found his wife hanging from the ceiling fan and his daughter suffocated to death in the bedroom. “We think a financial crisis led to the murder-suicide, but a probe is under way,” said Shekhar Bagde, senior police inspector of Kalwa police station, adding that the actress left a note taking responsibility for her actions. “She said no one else should be blamed for this,” Bagde added. The building in Kalwa where Pradnya Parkar lived (Photos by Sachin Deshmane) RELATED NEWSDepressed over financial distress in husband’s printing business, 56-...Aug 11, 2019Full text of Dr Payal Tadvi's suicide noteJul 25, 2019Mirror Exclusive: Picture of missing suicide note found on late Dr Pa...Jul 05, 2019 Pre-Book Galaxy Note10|10+ & get Galaxy Watch Active @9,999!Pai InternationalWho knew, basic and natural could be so fulfilling? Buy Now.Ellementry.com1 BHK Apartment starts with 38.41 L at Yelahanka, BLR.CommonFloorIf health is wealth, stand a chance to win Rs. 5 lakh cash!GOQii India Health QuizSay no to waxing with Kaya's Laser Hair ReductionKaya ClinicInsure your car & save up to ?16000*. Buy Online!Liberty General Insurance Luxury resorts of Maldives at 1/3rd the costRosetta by Ferns Advance your career with the BITS Pilani PG program in IoTBITS PilaniGet Global assistance with Bajaj Allianz Travel InsuranceBajaj AllianzGo for organ transplant without worrying about funds!Impactguru.comUpskill with NMIMS - a NAAC Grade A+ accredited UniversityNMIMS Distance LearningBook DIY homes located in heart of Harlur starting @Rs.77 LGodrej Properties
2019-08-10Thane: Residents protest against Kalyan’s killer potholes - Times of India
Thane: Residents protest against Kalyan’s killer potholes Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 21:21 IST : KALYAN: A day after one person died and one got injured due to potholes at Patripul bridge at Kalyan in the Thane district of Maharashtra, locals on Saturday protested against potholes on the bridge road and other roads on the twin cities of Kalyan-Dombivli city. The two protests - which were organised by rickshaw union, MNS workers and RPI workers - were held at Patripul bridge. The residents blamed KDMC (Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation) and MSRDC for the deaths of the innocent, demanding action. On Friday, a 55-year-old man, Arun Mahajan, died and another person, Vilas Redkar (60), was injured after a speeding truck dashed two motorcycles and one autorickshaw on Patripul bridge in Kalyan. The injured Redkar had blamed potholes for accident saying due to potholes he was riding motorcycle slowly when the truck coming from behind dashed against his vehicles. This was second death due to potholes in the Thane district recently as last week, a traffic constable from Ambernath died due to the potholes when truck coming from behind hit his motorcycle. The incident has created anger among residents who are already fed up with the potholes across city. Kunal Patil, an independent corporator, said, We urge the authority to immediately fill potholes and give compensation to the victims families. The MNS workers protested against potholes by shaving hair.
2019-08-10Thane school van driver gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping two girls - MyNation
Thane school van driver gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping two girlsBy PTI NewsThane, Maharashtra, India, First Published 10, Aug 2019, 3:49 PM ISTHighlightsThe convict, who used to drive a van to ferry schoolchildren, had raped two girls, both aged around eight then, on multiple occasions between June and December 2016. Apart from rigorous imprisonment, the Thane court also imposed a fine of Rs 28,000.       Thane: A special court has awarded 10 years of rigorous imprisonment to a 35-year-old van driver for raping two girls, whom he used to drop at a local school. Special POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) court judge SP Gondhalekar convicted Tulshiram Manere and awarded the sentence to him on Friday. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 28,000 on the convict. According to the prosecution, the convict, who used to drive a van to ferry schoolchildren, had raped the two girls, both aged around eight then, on multiple occasions between June and December 2016. Additional public prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar said Manere used to ferry the school students in his van daily. "On Saturdays, the school timing of these two girls used to be different. Taking advantage of the situation, he would take the victims to an isolated place and molest and rape them. This happened on multiple occasions between June and December 2016," she said. He had applied sun films on the windows of his vehicle in order to hide his acts, she told the court. He also threatened the girls with dire consequences if they revealed information about his acts to anyone. "As the girls were under pressure, they did not talk about it to anyone. However, due to the sexual harassment, they stopped attending school on Saturdays. When the teachers once asked them the reason behind their not attending school on Saturdays, they broke down and narrated their ordeal to her," Moholkar said. The teacher took the victims to Nizampura Police Station and lodged a complaint against Manere, following which he was arrested. The court held him guilty under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and under provisions of the POCSO Act. Last Updated 3:49 PM IST Thane schoolvan driver10 years imprisonmentraping two girlsPOCSO Related Stories Capital shame: Class 2 student raped by electrician in Delhi's govt school Telangana: Two students die after school roof collapses in Hyderabad Adult education for a political leader of India: 59-yr-old BJP MLA Phool Singh Meena goes back to school Karnataka: This is how a tragedy drove an autorickshaw driver to work for our nation's poor Not educating girls costs USD 15-30 trillion globally, says World Bank in its reportRelated Stories Pollachi-like sexual assault in Tamil Nadu’s Perambalur 2 Hindu girls 'converted, forcibly married'. Not in Pakistan, in Kolkata Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Saravanan apologises for groping women in bus; calls it 'small mistake' Cricket bat assault case: Indore BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya gets bail; welcomed with garlands, sweets CBI officials take over investigation of Pollachi sexual harassment case Recent Videos Bengaluru police commissioner appointment controversy: Unholy politician-bureaucrat nexus? Pakistan Prime Minister faces tough phone calls after Article 370 abolition Karnataka rains: Death toll rises to 24, over 2 lakh people shifted to relief camps Indian Navy rescues fishermen stranded near Polavaram cofferdam Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 43, over one lakh people moved to relief camps IndiaWorldVideosSportsMemes and GrinsLifestyleEntertainmentAbout UsTerms of UsePrivacy Policy© Copyright 2019 Asianet News Media & Entertainment Private Limited | All Rights Reserved Home News Video Photo
2019-08-10Maharashtra: Murder convict who jumped parole held after four years - Times of India
Maharashtra: Murder convict who jumped parole held after four years Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 17:49 IST : THANE: A murder convict who had absconded four years ago was arrested by Thane Police in Nashik district of Maharashtra on Saturday morning. Police stumbled upon Ramesh Naikwade (38) while looking for another person against whom a case had been registered at Dombivli in Thane district, an official release said here. A team of Thane Crime Branch which was in Yewala to hunt for the accused learnt that Naikwade, convicted in a murder case, was hiding at his village. Naikwade, resident of Patoda in Yewala tehsil, was convicted in a murder case registered at Yewala police station in May 2013. While undergoing life imprisonment at Nashik Jail, he was granted parole in June 2015 and was supposed to return to prison by September that year, but he absconded. Thane Crime Branch team arrested him from his house at Patoda at 6 on Saturday morning and handed him over to Yewala Police, the release said.
2019-08-10Truck rams into 2 bikes, 1 dead in Thane district - Times of India
Truck rams into 2 bikes, 1 dead in Thane district Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 10:42 IST : KALYAN: A biker from Kalyan, Arun Mahajan (55), died and another suffered injuries after a truck rammmed into them on Patripul bridge in Kalyan. The injured, Vilas Redkar (60) from Dombivli, blamed potholes for accident, but police claimed it took place as the truck was speeding. The bridge is maintained by MSRDC, but traffic cops were seen filling potholes there after the incident.
2019-08-10Four kill man, bury body in dumping yard in Thane district - Times of India
Four kill man, bury body in dumping yard in Thane district Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 10:36 IST : KALYAN: The Khadakpada police arrested two youths and two minors, who allegedly killed their supervisor over Rs 6,000 and buried his body at the Aadharwadi dumping ground here. Police said the victim, Harshad Dugad (28), was from Khandelwal colony. Those arrested included Gopichand Ghule (21) and Dashrath Sable (18). Police said Dugad and the two youths worked in a private company, where the former was a supervisor. Police said a few months back, Dugad had complained to his seniors against Ghule and Sable, so the company deducted Rs 6,000 from their salaries. Enraged, on August 3, they called Dugad near Sathe Nagar, where they, along with two minor friends, strangled him and dumped his body. When Dugad did not return home on August 4, his family lodged a complaint. Dugad’s friend told the police that on August 3, when he called Dugad, he heard him saying, ‘Please ask Gopi to stop,’ and the phone got disconnected.
2019-08-10Thane Woman Strangulates 17-year-old Daughter, Then Hangs Herself - News18
Thane Woman Strangulates 17-year-old Daughter, Then Hangs HerselfArun Jaitley Responding to Treatment, Says Vice-President's Office After Venkaiah Naidu Visits AIIMSMore than 100 Dead as Rains Continue to Batter Southern and Western States; Kerala, Maharashtra Worst HitPakistan Says Will Move UN Security Council with China's Support Over Jammu & Kashmir News18 » India1-min read Thane Woman Strangulates 17-year-old Daughter, Then Hangs Herself Preliminary reports suggested that the woman, who worked in the Marathi TV industry, was not getting much work these days and her husband too was facing problems in his business. PTIUpdated:August 10, 2019, 8:02 AM IST For Representation. Loading... Thane: A 40-year-old woman allegedly strangulated her teenage daughter and then hanged herself in Kalwa area of the city on Friday, Thane Police said. The suicide note was purportedly written by the woman, Pradnya Parkar, said she was under extreme stress and hence she killed her daughter Shruti (17) and was going to kill herself. Preliminary reports suggested that Parkar, who worked in the Marathi TV industry, was not getting much work these days and her husband too was facing problems in his business, said senior police inspector Shekhar Bagde. The incident apparently took place between 8 and 9 this morning when her husband had gone to the gym. On return, he found the door of the flat locked from inside. When it was broken open, the bodies of Pradnya and Shruti, who studied in Class 12, were found. Further probe is on. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time. Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM. maharashtramurderNew Delhisuicide | Edited by: Ahona Sengupta Read full article Loading... Next Story Next Story Also Watch How Amit Shah Executed Modi Govt's Secret Plan to Abrogate Article 370 Wednesday 24 July , 2019 What Next for Karnataka? | What's Likely to Happen After HD Kumaraswamy Resigns Wednesday 24 July , 2019 Anti-terror Amendment Bill Passed in Lok Sabha Amid Opposition Ruckus Tuesday 23 July , 2019 India Refutes Trump's Mediation Claim, Says Never Sought Mediation On Kashmir Monday 22 July , 2019 Congratulations ISRO: PM Modi, President Kovind React To Chandrayaan 2 Launch Live TV Recommended For You Almost Half of Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone's Instagram Followers Don't Exist, Claims Report Monopoly Money: Irish Teenagers Arrested For Trying to Pay for Drinks with Fake Currency Snaking In: A Giant Python Creeps Into Bathroom as Children are Brushing Teeth Shah Rukh Khan's Cameo in Rocketry The Nambi Effect is Very Important to the Story, Here's Why Premier League 2019-20 Season Kicks Off With This Tech Loaded Football in Play Photogallery +15 Journey to Mecca: Photos from the Annual Hajj Pilgrimage +5 Prez Kovind, PM Modi Bow Before Freedom Fighters on Quit India Movement Anniversary Loading... Countdown To Elections Results 01 d 12 h 38 m 09 s To Assembly Elections 2018 Results Madhya Pradesh | Rajasthan | Telangana | Chhattisgarh | Mizoram Live TV sections India Lifestyle Tech Politics Auto Sports iVideos Football Latest News India vs West Indies: Five Key Battles That Could Decide the Second ODIDjokovic, Federer Return to Hardcourt, Andy Murray Also Back in Singles in CincinnatiSuspense over Rahul's Successor Ends, Sonia Gandhi Named Interim Congress Chief after CWC MeetingCWC Passes 3 Resolutions on Rahul's Contribution, Sonia's Appointment as Interim Chief and J&KOzil, Kolasinac To Miss Newcastle Game Because Of 'Further Security Incidents' About Us Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Disclaimer Contact Us Sitemap Complaint Redressal Advertise With Us Network 18 Sites News18 India CricketNext Bangla News Gujarati News Urdu News Marathi News TopperLearning Moneycontrol Firstpost CompareIndia CNBCTV18 History India MTV India In.com Clear Study Doubts Education Franchisee Opportunity CAprep18 CNN name, logo and all associated elements ® and © 2016 Cable News Network LP, LLLP. A Time Warner Company. All rights reserved. CNN and the CNN logo are registered marks of Cable News Network, LP LLLP, displayed with permission. Use of the CNN name and/or logo on or as part of NEWS18.com does not derogate from the intellectual property rights of Cable News Network in respect of them. © Copyright Network18 Media and Investments Ltd 2016. All rights reserved.
2019-08-09Maharashtra: Woman Booked For Allegedly Abandoning Newborn In Public Toilet In Thane - Outlook India
Maharashtra: Woman Booked For Allegedly Abandoning Newborn In Public Toilet In Thane 09 August 2019 : A woman has been booked for allegedly abandoning her newborn baby in a public toilet near Thane in Maharashtra, police said on Friday. The baby, a girl, was spotted by a woman who heard her cries in the wee hours of Thursday when she went to the toilet in Mumbra town to answer nature's call, they said. Later, with the help of a social worker, the child was shifted to Kalwa Civic Hospital, the police added. The woman who rescued the baby later filed a complaint and also gave information about the suspect after making enquiries in the area, they said. The accused woman has been identified and booked under section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years by parent or person having careofit) of the IPC, an official of the Mumbra police station said.
2019-08-09Four conmen held in action in Thane - Mumbai Mirror
Four conmen held in action in Thane Updated: Aug 9, 2019, 06:00 IST : The ‘cops’ had even handcuffed a staffer of the restaurant. They were trying to exact compensation from restaurateur against fake complaint An impostor quartet, three of who posed as policemen and tried to dupe Thane based restaurateur Varun Kapoor of Rs 20,000, were caught red-handed by the police on Monday. Kapoor, 34, who runs an eatery called ‘House of Momos’ in the city’s Naupada area, managed to call the conmen’s bluff when his restaurant manager informed him of the arrival of three ‘cops’ who were offering to informally settle a customer’s complaint. The ‘victim’ who had accompanied the phoney cops claimed to have found a stapler pin in his momos. The arrested persons have been identified as Dhanaji Dalvi, 27, Abhijeet Uttekar, 34, Sameer Wadavle, 25, and Paresh Patil, 24. According to Kapoor’s police complaint, he received a phone call from his manager on Monday, around 9.20 pm. “The fake victim asked Kapoor for Rs 20000 to settle the issue. After negotiations, they settled for Rs 7000. The police was then informed and just when the accused were about to leave with the cash, they were apprehended by our team,” said an officer from Naupada police station.
2019-08-09Two get five-year jail for attacking tailor in Thane - United News of India
Two get five-year jail for attacking tailor in Thane Thane, Aug 9 (UNI) : Two people were awarded five-year rigorous imprisonment and collective fine of Rs 8,000 for attacking a tailor and his friend in December, 2011. District Judge SP Godhalekar on Thursday held the duo guilty, under the provisions of Sections 326 and 324, read with 34 of IPC. The Judge also ordered that victim Tulsiram Salve be paid Rs 5,000 as compensation, out of the fine amount collected from the accused.
2019-08-09International Tribal Day celebrated with full zeal in Thane, Palghar - United News of India
International Tribal Day celebrated with full zeal in Thane, Palghar Thane, Aug 9 (UNI) : Thousands of tribals from Thane and Palghar districts, attired in the traditional tribal costumes and dancing to the tune of lezim and drums, participated in several processions to celebrate the International Tribal Day on Friday. In the predominantly tribal Jawhar taluka, thousands of tribals, including large number of women, performed various dances like Tarpa, Tipri, Sambal, Tur, Madol and Garbha among others, to the beats of 'dhols'. Tribal and BJP leader Devidas Patil, who was at the forefront, told the media that the tribals were once again committing to do away with blind faith and work towards their upliftment on social, educational and economic fronts.
2019-08-09Abandoned by mother, newborn rescued from public toilet in Thane's Mumbra - Times Now
Abandoned by mother, newborn rescued from public toilet in Thane's Mumbra Updated Aug 09, 2019 : Thane: A woman in Maharashtra's Thane district has been booked for allegedly abandoning her newborn in a public toilet in the district's Mumbra area. The child was rescued by a local who went to the toilet in the early hours of Thursday and heard the cries of a newborn infant from inside the toilet. Later in the day, the woman who found the baby managed to shift the child to the Kalwa Civic Hospital with the help of a social worker. She then approached local law enforcement officers and filed a complaint in this regard. In her statement to the police, the woman who rescued the child said that she was attending nature's call when she heard the baby girl's wails. Based on the information provided to them by the woman, police have booked the child's mother under section 317 of the Indian Penal Code. (IPC) which corresponds to the punishment for exposing or abandoning a child of under twelve years of age by a parent or person responsible for taking care of it. An official with the Mumbra police station added that the woman who rescued the child made inquiries among locals and gathered enough information to help the police identify the mother. In neighbouring Mumbai, responders recovered the body of a two-year-old girl from a nullah in Mahim (east) earlier this week. Mumbai Police suspect the child's death to be a case of female foeticide. An officer familiar with the investigation said that residents of Maharashtra Nagar where the body was found, did not have any clue which might lead investigators to the identity of the victim's parents. He added that the nullah is connected to the creek and the slums nearby. Similarly, locals in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi found the body of a newborn girl in a garbage dump near the district hospital earlier this month. Police officers arrived at the spot and recovered the child's body. It was later sent for post-mortem and inquiries were made to identify the baby's parents. At the time it was found, the child's body was being nibbled away by dogs. Several such instances of infanticide continue to emerge from different parts of the country despite efforts by various agencies and NGOs to raise awareness about the barbaric practice. Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2016 had revealed that more male babies were victims of foeticide than female in the year 2014. This data was collected almost two decades after the government of India criminalised sex selection in 1996.
2019-08-0930 killed in Maharashtra floods, 2 lakh evacuated - India Today
30 killed in Maharashtra floods, 2 lakh evacuated UPDATED: August 9, 2019 13:29 IST : At least 30 people have been killed in various flood-related incidents in Maharashtra in the past one week even as more than 2.03 lakh people were evacuated to safer locations, officials said here on Friday. According to Konkan Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar, 12 persons died in Sangli, four in Kolhapur, seven in Satara, six in Pune and one in Solapur in various incidents. At least four-five persons are still missing from the boat tragedy in Brahmnal village in Sangli where a Gram Panchayat's overloaded rescue boat capsized, drowning 12 persons. With overnight rains subsiding, the waters have started receding in some parts of the worst-hit areas, giving relief to the residents and rescuers, though the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Pune, Sangli, and Kolhapur for heavy rains over the next couple of days. On Thursday night, another 12 Indian Navy teams left for Sangli by road and are expected to reach there later today to join the rescue efforts. After conducting an aerial survey yesterday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that an estimated 29,000 people still remain marooned in flood waters in these districts. The floods have had their fallout in urban centres like Mumbai, Thane, Pune and other cities which are now witnessing shortage of milk, fruits and vegetables. The prices of some daily use items like ginger has shot to more than Rs 325 per kg, coriander for nearly Rs 400/bunch, tomatoes between Rs 70-100/kg and chillies for Rs 300/kg. The urban centres like Mumbai and Thane (city) are completely dependent on all their supplies from the adjoining districts of Thane, Palghar, Nashik for vegetables and Ahmednagar, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur for its supplies of fresh fruits and milk. However, the flow of these items to Mumbai have been erratic in view of the floods, blocks on state and national highways, many interior areas cut-off, creating problems for transporters and the urban consumers alike. Presently, alternative arrangements are being made for milk from Gujarat and vegetable supplies are being augmented from Palghar, Thane and surrounding areas.
2019-08-09Mumbai, Thane & Palghar likely to get respite from rains this... - Local Press Co
Mumbai, Thane & Palghar likely to get respite from rains this weekend August 9, 2019 : After a week-long rain spell, residents of Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar can expect some respite from the downpour this weekend. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has withdrawn the ‘orange’ alert and forecast light to moderate rains in the areas this weekend. However, the weather bureau has put Raigad on ‘orange’ alert with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places. IMD officials have attributed the decline in rains to the weakening of the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal off the north Odisha-West Bengal coast. Further, due to its westward movement, rainfall activity is likely to increase over parts of the Konkan region. However, Mumbai and central Maharashtra are expected to see a reduction in rainfall in the next two days. Mumbai and adjoining areas of Thane and Palghar received very light rain on Thursday. In Mumbai, IMD’s observatories in Santacruz and Colaba both recorded less than 1 mm rainfall in the 12 hour period, starting 8:30 pm. As of Thursday, the Colaba observatory has recorded 1,791.2 mm rainfall (392.7 mm over normal) and Santacruz observatory has witnessed 2,454.3 mm rains (943.6 mm above normal). Thanks to the excess rainfall, the total water stock in the seven lakes supplying water to Mumbai has risen to over 13 lakh million litres, or 90 percent of their capacity.
2019-08-09Thane: Trio dupes man by promising Lok Sabha poll victory - Times of India
Thane: Trio dupes man by promising Lok Sabha poll victory Updated: Aug 9, 2019, 8:03 IST : THANE: Three persons were booked by police for allegedly duping a man of Rs 20 lakh by promising to get his wife elected to Lok Sabha, an official said on Thursday. Vidyasagar Chavan, a town planning department employee, said while discussing with a friend at Thane collectorate's canteen in March if his wife could contest, an accused, Nachiket Jadhav, who was seated nearby, offered help. Later, Jadhav and his aide Arvind Sharma took Chavan to a self-styled godman, Gurudev Maharaj, in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, claiming he would perform a ritual to help his wife get elected, a Kapurbawdi police station official said. The accused allegedly demanded an advance and Rs 5 crore after the election, he said, adding that Chavan claimed he paid Rs 20 lakh to them. Chavan's wife filled her nomination from Thane for the election in April. She contested as an Independent but lost, securing only 1,188 votes, the official said.
2019-08-09Rs 20 crore and counting: Maharashtra estimate of flood losses in Thane - Times of India
Rs 20 crore and counting: Maharashtra estimate of flood losses in Thane Updated: Aug 9, 2019, 9:29 IST : THANE: The heavy downpour and flooding that Thane district witnessed in the last week of July and first week of August damaged property worth Rs 20 crore, according to an initial estimate by the revenue department. A final report is yet to be submitted. State officials are now working on documenting the July 27 and August 4 flooding incidents, including those at Chamtoli and Ju villages, as reference point for the district administration to avoid a recurrence. "Low-lying areas, bridges and canals will be reviewed and changes recommended to avoid disruption during similar emergencies," said Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar. As many as 13,104 people were rescued from across the district after heavy rain and overflowing rivers, coupled with water released from reservoirs, inundated settlements. Officials said 49000 cusecs of water was released from five doors of the Bhatsa reservoir that were opened by 3.5m, while nine gates of Barvi dam saw over 22000cusec water being discharged downstream leading to the deluge-like situation.
2019-08-09Power theft: Rs 42 lakh fine, 2 years jail for Thane businessman - Times of India
Power theft: Rs 42 lakh fine, 2 years jail for Thane businessman Updated: Aug 9, 2019, 9:39 IST : THANE: A businessman has been awarded two years in prison and fined Rs 42 lakh after the Thane district sessions court convicted him in a power theft case of 2012. The state power firm, MSEDCL, had filed an FIR against Moinuddin Qureshi, a plastic goods manufacturer from Mumbra, after an inspection at his factory revealed that he had installed a switch that slowed down the reading of the electric meter and billed him lesser than what he should have paid. The power firm had undertaken a probe in the Shil-Mumbra locality after it discover discrepancies in units consumed and bills raised. Qureshi had denied any wrongdoing. However, an assessment by the power firm revealed that Qureshi had been stealing power from 8am to 6.30pm and had illegally consumed about 1.16 lakh units of power. That's when a complaint was filed against him last year.
2019-08-09More than 20 robbery & theft cases solved with arrest of 5 in Thane; cash, articles recovered - United News of India
More than 20 robbery & theft cases solved with arrest of 5 in Thane; cash, articles recovered Thane, Aug 9 (UNI) : Five robbers were arrested for allegedly believed to be involved in 20 housebreaking cases besides vehicle thefts in and around this district,informed the police on Friday. Briefing the mediapersons here, Additional Commissioner of Police (Western Division) Anil Kumbhare said following substantial rise in theft cases, the police stepped up patrolling in neighbourhood areas. "During patrolling, the officials of the Kalwa Police Station spotted the accused moving suspiciously in an autorickshaw," stated ACP Kumbhare.
2019-08-09Kalyan civic school withdraws cash transfers in kids’ names from bank - Times of India
Kalyan civic school withdraws cash transfers in kids’ names from bank Updated: Aug 9, 2019, 8:45 IST : KALYAN: The education department of the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has initiated an inquiry into charges made by an NGO that a civic body-run school withdrew money deposited by the corporation in the accounts of 17 students under the state government’s direct benefit transfers scheme. The money was withdrawn without knowledge of the students’ parents, the NGO Solace India Online told the state government and KDMC chief Govind Bodke in its complaint. Dr Rupinder Kaur, the NGO’s convener, said the state opens zero balance bank accounts in the name of students of state and civic-run schools so that they can get direct cash benefits. Once parents of these students have purchased school uniforms, raincoats and shoes, they need to submit bills to the school concerned. After the school submits the bills to the government, the state reimburses the money through the civic body by releasing it directly into the students’ bank accounts. Kaur alleged that money thus transferred to accounts of 17 children from Savitribai Phule School in the Wadeghar area was withdrawn by the school from the Apna Sahakari Bank Ltd’s Kalyan branch. Both the school and the bank have denied any wrongdoing. According to Kaur, the accounts were opened in the bank in 2017 and the first time money was deposited in students’ accounts was in January 2018. The amount deposited at that time was between Rs 2,300 and Rs 2,500 per student, she claimed. Neither the students, mostly tribals, nor their parents were informed, she added. Parents too said that money had been withdrawn. Anjana Waghe, mother of Manisha Waghe, who is now in Class 8 in Abhinav School after having completed Class 7 at the Savitribhai Phule school, said, “When my daughter was studying at Savitribai school, she only got her school uniform. The bank account of my daughter showed that Rs2,379 was deposited on January 10, 2018. Later, on January 16, the money was withdrawn by the school without our knowledge.” A student, Poornima Waghe, 15, who has now moved to Abhinav School and is Class 9, said that she left Savitribai school in 2017, but money was shown as having been deposited in her name in 2018 and withdrawn as well, without her consent. Archana Vipat, principal of Savitribai Phule school, denied the allegations. She told TOI, “The allegations are wrong. We have withdrawn the money in the presence of students by taking their signatures.” Melvellie Gonsalves, officer of the Kalyan branch of Apna Sahakari Bank Ltd, said, “We have not issued any payment to students without their signatures. The allegations are wrong.” KDMC education officer J Tadvi said, “We have initiated a probe and on the basis of its findings, further action will be taken in the matter.”
2019-08-09Actress strangles teen daughter, hangs self in Thane - Times of India
Actress strangles teen daughter, hangs self in Thane Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 14:11 IST : THANE: A small-time actress and her daughter were found dead in their modest home in Kalwa here on Friday morning. A note purportedly written by the mother owning up to murdering the 18-year-old and committing suicide was found. Police said the note did not clarify the motive but after talking to the husband, who found the bodies when he returned from the gym, the family’s neighbours in Manisha Nagar and relatives, they believe deepening financial crisis could have been the reason behind the extreme step. When Prashant Parkar, 43, left for his morning workout at around 7.30am, his wife Pradnya, 40, who had acted in a few Hindi serials, was alone with their daughter Shruti in their home at Gauri Suman housing society. “Parkar said in the note that she strangled her daughter with her bare hands and hung herself,” said DCP S Burse. Pradnya had started acting a few months ago and, besides serials, performed in Marathi plays and even did a small role in an upcoming Bollywood movie, ‘Section 375’. Prashant runs an export-import business. “Initial investigation indicates the Parkar family was under tremendous stress due to financial issues. Her husband’s business was not providing any income and Pradnya had taken up acting in serials. However, the earnings were paltry and probably she was frustrated thinking of the future,” said a police officer. When Prashant returned from the gym and rang the doorbell, no one answered. He tried several times, but to no avail. Worried, he called a locksmith. When the door was opened, he saw his daughter lying lifeless in the living room. He entered and found his wife had hanged herself with a dupatta from the fan in their bedroom. He rushed the two to Pramila hospital near his house, but they were both declared dead on arrival. The Kalwa police said Prashant called them after going to the hospital. The bodies were taken to the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital for post-mortem. The suicide has been sent to the forensic laboratory in Kalina to check whether the handwriting belongs to Pradnya. Shruti was the only child of the Parkars and the family was reserved, preferring only civil conversation with the neighbours, it was learnt. Acquaintances of the family said Pradnya loved her daughter immensely and used to call her Pillu. On June 19, she had posted a collage of photos with her daughter on social media, wishing her on her birthday. She wrote that her daughter was her life and that she couldn’t exist without her (Tere bina mera wajood nahi).
2019-08-09Actress strangles teen daughter, hangs self in Thane - Times of India
Actress strangles teen daughter, hangs self in Thane Updated: Aug 10, 2019, 5:34 IST : THANE: A small-time actress and her daughter were found dead in their modest home in Kalwa here on Friday morning. A note purportedly written by the mother owning up to murdering the 18-year-old and committing suicide was found. Police said the note did not clarify the motive but after talking to the husband, who found the bodies when he returned from the gym, the family’s neighbours in Manisha Nagar and relatives, they believe deepening financial crisis could have been the reason behind the extreme step. When Prashant Parkar, 43, left for his morning workout at around 7.30am, his wife Pradnya, 40, who had acted in a few Hindi serials, was alone with their daughter Shruti in their home at Gauri Suman housing society. “Parkar said in the note that she strangled her daughter with her bare hands and hung herself,” said DCP S Burse. Pradnya had started acting a few months ago and, besides serials, performed in Marathi plays and even did a small role in an upcoming Bollywood movie, ‘Section 375’. Prashant runs an export-import business. “Initial investigation indicates the Parkar family was under tremendous stress due to financial issues. Her husband’s business was not providing any income and Pradnya had taken up acting in serials. However, the earnings were paltry and probably she was frustrated thinking of the future,” said a police officer. When Prashant returned from the gym and rang the doorbell, no one answered. He tried several times, but to no avail. Worried, he called a locksmith. When the door was opened, he saw his daughter lying lifeless in the living room. He entered and found his wife had hanged herself with a dupatta from the fan in their bedroom. He rushed the two to Pramila hospital near his house, but they were both declared dead on arrival. The Kalwa police said Prashant called them after going to the hospital. The bodies were taken to the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital for post-mortem. The suicide has been sent to the forensic laboratory in Kalina to check whether the handwriting belongs to Pradnya. Shruti was the only child of the Parkars and the family was reserved, preferring only civil conversation with the neighbours, it was learnt. Acquaintances of the family said Pradnya loved her daughter immensely and used to call her Pillu. On June 19, she had posted a collage of photos with her daughter on social media, wishing her on her birthday. She wrote that her daughter was her life and that she couldn’t exist without her (Tere bina mera wajood nahi).
2019-08-09Corporators demand toll waiver for Thane citizens - Hindustan Times
Corporators demand toll waiver for Thane citizens Updated: Aug 10, 2019 00:42 IST : With the roads riddled with potholes across the city, the demand for toll waiver for Thane residents has again gained momentum. The corporators from Kopri are demanding that motorists should be allowed to go without paying toll owing to the traffic situation in Kopri and Eastern Express Highway. They demanded a no-toll road till Navratri. The demand for waiver was made in the general body meeting held on Friday. Last year, the toll was waived off till end of Ganeshotsav festival after thousands of residents protested over bad road conditions. Bharat Chavan, a Kopri corporator, said, “The work of widening the Kopri bridge is undertaken. There are a lot of potholes near the Anandnagar toll plaza.” The road is not maintained despite residents paying the toll tax. Office-goers are stuck for a long time at this toll. The state should waiver the toll for Thane vehicles till Navratri this year.” Leader of the house, Naresh Mhaske, said the party will take it to public works department (PWD) minister Eknath Shinde.
2019-08-09Thane: Woman abandons newborn in public toilet; booked - Yahoo India News
Thane: Woman abandons newborn in public toilet; booked l9 August 2019 : Thane: A woman has been booked for allegedly abandoning her newborn baby in a public toilet near here in Maharashtra, police said on Friday. The baby, a girl, was spotted by a woman who heard her cries in the wee hours of Thursday when she went to the toilet in Mumbra town to answer nature's call, they said.Later, with the help of a social worker, the child was shifted to Kalwa Civic Hospital, the police added. The woman who rescued the baby later filed a complaint and also gave information about the suspect after making enquiries in the area, they said. The accused woman has been identified and booked under section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years by parent or person having care of it) of the IPC, an official of the Mumbra police station said.
2019-08-09Questions raised on recycling plant in Thane as debris ends up on roads - Hindustan Times
Questions raised on recycling plant in Thane as debris ends up on roads Updated: Aug 10, 2019 00:39 IST : Heaps of debris lying on roads is a common sight in Thane. On Friday, the corporators alleged that this was the main reason for city roads to be flooded as it choked the nullahs. The corporation started a recycling plant for construction and demolition waste in Daighar in December last year. In the past two years, Thane Municipal Corporation has spent more than ?8 crore on collection and processing of construction and demolition waste. But, the roads are strewn with construction debris. The mayor has demanded a complete report on this plant till August 20. The plant was given to a private agency, which was responsible for collection and procession of construction debris. The debris will be recycled to make bricks, tiles, paver blocks, hollow blocks and concretre blocks. The corporators in the last general body meeting had alleged that the city was strewn with construction debris which chocked the natural flow of water, leading to flooding across the city. Ashok Burpulle, deputy municipal commissioner, said, “Daighar plant is operational and we have picked up 1,07,000 metric tonnes of debris and transported it to the processing plant.” The corporators said no one knows who picks up the debris and whom to call if anyone wants debris to be picked. BJP corporator Manohar Dumbare said, “As there was no proper advertisement of the plant, no one is aware of it. When we call pollution control department, they will ask us to call solid waste management department. The dumper charges us for picking up waste.” Manisha Pradhan, pollution control officer, said the plant was with the pollution control department till September 2018. However, it was later handed over to the solid waste department. The civic administration said the agency is given ?1,050 for transfer of per metric tonne of waste. The pollution control department had paid ?7 crore to the agency till September 2018, while the solid waste department has given ?1 crore so far. So, ?8 crore has been paid to the agency. Daighar corporator Babaji Patil alleged that there is no processing going on at the plant. Patil said, “There is around 40-foot high heap of debris at the processing site. The processing machine which the corporation claims is of ?20 crore is merely a basic machine. Not a single brick is made in the processing machine. The corporation is blindly paying the agency.” Shiv Sena corporator Ram Repale also alleged that all the debris from Thane city is used in Diva for landfilling along the creek. Following the allegations, mayor Meenakshi Shinde said, “The administration should submit a complete report on the debris processing and disposal plant and also on why the debris is not picked up regularly. The report should be submitted on August 20, when the monthly general body meeting is scheduled.” In Thane, out of 1,000 metric tonnes of waste that is generated on a daily basis, 200 metric tonnes is from construction and demolition debris alone. The natural resources of construction materials are reducing day by day, thus recycling this waste is the need of the hour. Construction and waste management system saves valuable space at landfill sites. It reduces cost of bulk transportation if recycled near source of generation. It enhances the compost quality and calorific value of municipal solid waste.
2019-08-09Encroachments to go after monsoon: Thane civic commissioner - Hindustan Times
Encroachments to go after monsoon: Thane civic commissioner Updated: Aug 10, 2019 00:31 IST : Encroachments in three-metre buffer zones around nullahs in the city will be demolished after monsoon, said the Thane civic commissioner on Friday. The encroachments are the prime reason for flooding, especially in Diva and Mumbra. On Friday, civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal conducted a meeting to discuss flooding in the city. A TMC official said, “There was massive flooding in the city. We have decided that constructions along a three-metre buffer zone on each side of the nullah will be demolished after monsoon.” In 2017, TMC?had announced razing constructions over nullahs. However, no action was taken and encroachments multiplied.
2019-08-09Five arrested for stealing vehicles, house break-ins in Thane - Hindustan Times
Five arrested for stealing vehicles, house break-ins in Thane Updated: Aug 10, 2019 00:34 IST The Kalwa police arrested five people on Friday for stealing vehicles and robbing houses. The police recovered valuables worth ?16 lakh from the accused. With this arrests, police claimed to have solved 20 vehicle and house break-in thefts. According to the police, they had formed teams who were deployed at several places to curb house break-in cases and motor vehicle thefts that had increased in the past few months. Two days ago, one of the teams noticed three people roaming suspiciously in an autorickshaw around Kalwa naka. S Borse, deputy commissioner of police, said, “Our team took the accused in custody. During investigation, the three accused named two other people. All of them were wanted in 20 house break-in cases in Kalwa, Mumbra. We have recovered valuables worth ?16 lakh from them.”
2019-08-08Thane: Three booked for duping man of Rs 20 lakh by promising election win for wife - Mumbai Mirror
Thane: Three booked for duping man of Rs 20 lakh by promising election win for wife Updated: Aug 8, 2019, 15:10 IST : Thane: Three people have been booked by Thane police in Maharashtra for duping a man of Rs 20 lakh by promising to get his wife elected to the Lok Sabha, an official said on Thursday. The complainant, Vidyasagar Chavan, an employee of the town planning department, said while he was discussing with a friend at Thane collectorate's canteen in March if his wife could contest the Lok Sabha poll, one of the accused, Nachiket Jadhav, who was sitting nearby, offered to help. Later, Jadhav and his aide Arvind Sharma took Chavan to a self-styled godman, identified as Gurudev Maharaj, in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, saying the latter would perform a ritual to help his wife get elected, an official at Kapurbawdi police station here said. The accused allegedly demanded some amount as advance and Rs 5 crore after the election, he said, adding that Chavan claimed he paid Rs 20 lakh to them. Chavan's wife later filled her nomination form from Thane Lok Sabha seat for the election held in April. She contested as an Independent candidate but lost the poll by securing only 1,188 votes, the official said. When Chavan sought a refund of his money, the accused allegedly threatened him with dire consequences, he said. Based on Chavan's complaint, the police on Wednesday registered offences against Jadhav, Sharma and the godman under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 506 (criminal intimidation). Jadhav is a resident of Ghansoli area in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, while Sharma hails from Chandigarh, he said, adding that no arrest has been made so far.
2019-08-08Cop on bike trying to avoid pothole run over - Times of India
Cop on bike trying to avoid pothole run over Updated: Aug 8, 2019, 11:40 IST : AMBERNATH: A 49- year- old traffic police constable, Sanjeev Patil, died after being hit by a truck in Ambernath on Tuesday afternoon. Local residents claimed Patil was on his bike and trying to avoid the pothole when he was hit by a truck coming from behind. Police have arrested the truck driver and are yet to conclude the exact cause. "We are probing the case, a cop said.
2019-08-08Thane residents get muddy water supply - Hindustan Times
Thane residents get muddy water supply Updated: Aug 09, 2019 10:54 IST : The residents of Hajuri, Louiswadi and nearby areas continue to get raw water despite the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) changing the water pipeline last week. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) supplies 30 mld raw water to Ambika Nagar, Padwal Nagar, Hajuri, Tekdi Bunglow, Kisannagar1 and 2, Dyaneshwar Nagar, Shivai and Vartak Nagar among others. Following a protest by residents, who complained of receiving contaminated water, TMC?had changed the raw water connection to pure water in Hajuri, Louiswadi, Namdev Wadi and Dyaneshwar Nagar area. The civic body is blaming it on the low pressure water supplied through BMC pipelines. The TMC has claimed that all the areas which receive raw water will get pure water by Friday. Nilesh Mahadik, 37, a resident of Dyaneshwar Nagar, said, “TMC inaugurated a new pipeline connection last week which was supposed to supply pure water. However, we are still getting raw water. There is no respite from muddy water.” Residents have also taken to social networking sites to complain about the problem. A Vartak Nagar resident, who did not wish to be named, said, “We boil the water and treat it with alum. The colour of the water remains black. We are facing health issues.” The water department of the TMC said the pipeline work has failed as the BMC water supply was low-pressure. An official from the water department said, “We had changed the connection, but the flow rate of BMC pipe is less than what we had expected. We have asked them to give another connection.” “We are also changing pipeline connections in Ambika Nagar, Indira Nagar and Kisannagar 1 and 2. All the areas which have been receiving raw water will get fresh water in two days,” he said. The official added that the problem in Vartak Nagar will persist as the water is supplied by BMC pipeline through Mhada. “We have changed the new Mhada building pipelines, however, there are still three BMC connections in Vartak Nagar and Shivai areas, supplying water to 25,000 residents. The residents might have to wait for few more months,” he said. The BMC engineer said the Thane civic body’s unconventional distribution network is to be blamed for the problem. A BMC official said, “We had shifted the pipelines to Louiswadi network where pure water is supplied. In case of a regular water supply network, the water is first supplied to elevated service reservoirs and then to houses. In TMC network, the water is directly supplied to houses. The pipes fitted are of bigger diameter than required so there was a pressure drop in the supply. They want a separate connection and we have started the work on it.” He said the separate connection will be operational in two days. “Our treatment plant is at Bhandup, so we can supply only raw water to TMC. The TMC has enough supply and does not need raw water supply. We have proposed closing these lines as they are also old pipelines.”
2019-08-08No pre-arrest bail for man booked under triple talaq law - Times of India
No pre-arrest bail for man booked under triple talaq law Updated: Aug 8, 2019, 8:57 IST : THANE: The district sessions court recently rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Imtiaz Patel (35), a Mumbra resident who is accused of divorcing his pregnant wife by pronouncing triple talaq over a WhatsApp message in November 2018. Patel, who works in UAE, was booked along with his mother and sister after his widfe filed a complaint under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill that was passed recently. The court admitted the bail plea of Patel's mother and sister who were also booked for domestic violence. Mumbra police is now looking for Patel who is on the run. He was booked for violating the triple talaq law. We are likely to arrest him soon, said senior inspector M S Kad. A few activists questioned the validity of the case as the incident occurred in November last year but was reported only two days after the bill was passed. Can such cases be booked in retrospect? asked one such activist.
2019-08-08Shiv Sena blames encroachments along river banks for waterlogging in Mumbai, Thane - Yahoo India News
Shiv Sena blames encroachments along river banks for waterlogging in Mumbai, Thane 8 August 2019 : After Mumbai and Thane were flooded, on Wednesday the Shiv Sena has blamed encroachments along river banks for waterlogging. According to the Hindustan Times, Shiv Sena has has blame the encroachments saying that it has effectively shirking the Mumbai and Thane civic bodies’ responsibility to clean drains and nullahs. In it's mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said, “Why don’t we recognise that the slums and houses built in the coastal areas are encroachments? This time there was flooding in national park. Mithi and Dahisar rivers overflowed. Who are the ones encroaching on the banks of Mithi? It has become some people’s job to blame cleaning of drains. The nullahs, too, have been encroached upon and when civic workers go to remove them, they are attacked.” The Saamana's editorial further said that, CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is on the first leg of his Mahajanadesh Yatra, must have got the news about the losses. “He is merciful. Everything will be alright. Nature’s fury can lead to destruction, but at times destructive is better than drought. As long as the disaster management mechanism is on alert, disasters can be averted,” the editorial read. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut last month defended the BMC after Mumbai was flooded following heavy rains. Last weekend, intense rainfall, coupled with high tide, brought the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to a standstill again, with nullahs overflowing and tracks and roads submerged.
2019-08-08Three prisoners escape from police custody while being taken to Silvassa from Thane jail - Yahoo India News
Three prisoners escape from police custody while being taken to Silvassa from Thane jail 8 August 2019 : Palghar: Three undertrial prisoners facing charges of dacoity escaped from police custody while being taken to Silvassa from Thane Central Jail in Maharashtra for a court hearing, an official said on Thursday. The accused, Jairam Dalvi (21), Ganesh Dalvi (20) and Martin Madha (30), were arrested last year by Silvassa police in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and subsequently lodged in the Thane prison, senior police inspector Vilas Chowgule said. On Tuesday, while the prisoners were being taken for a court hearing in Silvassa, they complained of nausea and got down from the escort van on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway near Vasai in Palghar where they gave police the slip, he said. The escort team later approached Valiv police here and lodged an offence against the accused under Indian Penal Code Section 224 (resistance/obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension). The three prisoners were facing several cases of dacoity in Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and Gujarat, Chowgule said. A manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding accused, he added.
2019-08-08Undertrials give police slip in Thane - United News of India
Undertrials give police slip in Thane Palghar, Aug 8 (UNI) : Three undertrials from Talsarai of the district who were arrested by the Silvassa police and lodged in Thane central jail, escaped from the custody on Tuesday last from the Bombay Ahmedabad highway, the district rural police said on Thursday. Sr. Police Inspector Vilas Chowgule said that the trio was involved in a number of cases of dacoity in Thane, Mumbai, Palghar and Gujarat and surrounding areas and were arrested by the Silvassa Police and had been languishing in Thane district Jail since 2018. On Tuesday, when they were taken to the Silvassa court through the highway near Vasai, they complained of vomiting and got down from the van and in split-second gave a hard jerk to the police party and escaped in the...
2019-08-08Trangenders to participate in Thane Mayor Spring Marathon on Aug 18 - United News of India
Trangenders to participate in Thane Mayor Spring Marathon on Aug 18 Thane, Aug 8 (UNI) : Members of the Trangender community will participate in the 30th Thane Mayor Spring Marathon to be held in the city on August 18, it was announced on Thursday. Addressing a news conference here, City Mayor Meenakshi Shinde said that after being recognised, allowing the members of the Transgender community to run in the Marathon is an effort to bring them into mainstream and make them a part of the city's activities. She further said that moreover, around 25-30 special children of the Tridal Foundation, led by Dr Anand Nadkarni, are also likely to participate in this event, whose slogan will be “Run for Smart City”.
2019-08-08Thane: Airlifted villagers return to ruined homes, farms - Times of India
Thane: Airlifted villagers return to ruined homes, farms Updated: Aug 8, 2019, 11:41 IST : THANE: Shevantibai Mukne is carefully hopping over broken furniture, sharp glass shards scattered all over the wet floor and soiled toys, which once decorated her modest home in Jugaon, a village ravaged by overflowing water from Bhatsa dam. A few metres away, Valkibai Jadhav had a tough day sweeping out mud and slush that swept into her home on Sunday when floodwater gushed in, sparing not a single house in Jugaon, barely two km away from Bhatsa lake. The 16 families in Jugaon who had never before experienced the fury of floods, realised that the situation had got out of hand when water levels rose over eight feet in a matter of hours, forcing all 58 residents to take shelter on the rooftop of a house. It was the presence of mind of few that saved them all. A local, Kailash Palvi, made an SOS call to the district administration. The water levels were going up swiftly from Friday. In normal circumstances, the water recedes after two days, but when we saw that even after two days there was no let-up in the rain, we realised the risk of staying there, I immediately started contacting for help. We then took all the villagers to a place which was on higher ground and waited there for help. To signal to IAF, we used some tyres lying around; we tried to light them up to alert the authorities, said Kailash Palvi. IAF had sent a helicopter to evacuate the villagers to Thane, where Shiv Sena corporator Sanjay Bhoir made arrangements for their stay and shelter for the next few days in Balkum. Returning home on Tuesday, the villagers were shocked to see the path to their village blocked with slush and stones from the river bed. The narrow concrete bridge over the Bhatsa lake connecting to their village is crumbling and their homes battered. Kitchen utensils have been washed away, their livestock wiped out and walls of their houses damaged. Power supply has been snapped as the electric poles lie uprooted; the area stinks of slush. Kalyan tehsildar Deepak Akade who visited Jugaon on Wednesday had brought cooked food with him to feed the locals. All the family heads are now worried about the days that lie ahead. The daily wage workers among them have no food stocks, while those who survive on income from farms or livestock are counting their losses.
2019-08-08Medicines for water-borne disease in flood-ravaged Thane - Hyderus Cyf
Medicines for water-borne disease in flood-ravaged Thane August 8, 2019 : Maharashtra’s Thane district has been battling heavy rainfall in recent weeks, causing floods and leaving it vulnerable to the spread of water-borne disease. To guard against such infections, officials have been distributing medicines – an effort which has reached more than 60,000 people. The state has been beleaguered by intense flooding amidst heavy monsoon rainfall. Mumbai, which neighbours Thane, has witnessed its worst flooding in more than a decade. Across the state, the floods have forced the evacuation of more than 75,000 people. As of August 6th, 182 people have been killed whilst alerts have been issued for multiple districts. Flooding carries the potential for the rapid spread of water-borne infectious diseases, as was witnessed during the flooding in Kerala last night. Outbreaks of acute diarrhoeal disease, dengue fever, and leptospirosis were reported in the aftermath of the disaster, necessitating the dispatch of public health teams and reserves of emergency medicines. To counter the spread of infectious disease amidst the flooding, authorities in Thane have been dispensing antibiotic injections to citizens as well as 14.6 lakh tablets of doxycycline, both by going door-to-door and through establishing medical camps. Some report not being reached with medicines, however, suggesting the need to scale up the provision. It is of vital importance to public health that authorities take action to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases during floods. Monsoon season is already a prime time for vector-borne diseases to spread due to the proliferation of mosquito populations who have found new breeding grounds. Controlling mosquito populations has been an action taken in states such as Delhi in advance of monsoon season, whilst hospitals were told to ready themselves for an influx of cases of vector-borne diseases when the rains arrived by the Union Health Ministry. Maharashtra is not the only state to be affected by intense flooding during the monsoon. States including Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, and Rajasthan, as well as the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, have also been hit by flooding. Across Assam, Bihar, Karnataka and Kerala, more than 655,000 people have been displaced into relief camps. Vigilance against water-borne diseases and other communicable conditions in these camps is of great importance, given the opportunity for infections to rapidly spread between densely packed people. The control of vector populations, provision of treatments in a timely manner, and close monitoring of disease cases will be needed to ensure that preventable deaths from infectious diseases do not add to the already sizeable death toll from the floods.
2019-08-08Thane: Man arrested for cheating people luring them with films, television roles - Mid-day
Thane: Man arrested for cheating people luring them with films, television roles Updated: Aug 08, 2019, 08:09 IST : A 32-year-old man has been arrested from Thane in Maharashtra for allegedly cheating people under the pretext of offering them roles in television serials and movies, police said on Tuesday. The cover of the accused Sandeep Mahadev Vhramble, who also goes by aliases Swapnil Mahajan alias Sandeep Patil, was blown after police received a complaint from Dombivli in Thane district. "The complainant claimed that Vhramble took Rs 11,000 from him by promising him a break in television serials and advertisements, but never got back," said ACP (Crime) Kisan Gavli. A case was registered against Vhramble and he was arrested after police laid a trap. According to police officials, Vhramble might have been involved in 150 such cases and duped people using this modus operandi since the last six years. He has had several cases registered against him at various police stations in Mumbai, Pune and western Maharashtra. Further probe is underway.
2019-08-07Shiv Sena blames encroachments for flooding in Mumbai, Thane - Hindustan Times
Shiv Sena blames encroachments for flooding in Mumbai, Thane Updated: Aug 08, 2019 00:11 IST : Days after the city and its adjoining areas were flooded following heavy rainfall, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday blamed encroachments along river banks for waterlogging, effectively shirking the Mumbai and Thane civic bodies’ responsibility to clean drains and nullahs. The municipal corporations in both Mumbai and Thane are controlled by the Sena. Last month, Sena leader Sanjay Raut had defended the Mumbai civic body after the city was flooded following heavy rains. Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray had said any city can “crumble under 400mm of rain”. Last weekend, intense rainfall, coupled with high tide, brought the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to a standstill again, with nullahs overflowing and tracks and roads submerged. The Sena, on Wednesday, said “nature’s fury leads to destruction” and at times,it is better than drought. In an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said, “Why don’t we recognise that the slums and houses built in the coastal areas are encroachments? This time there was flooding in national park. Mithi and Dahisar rivers overflowed. Who are the ones encroaching on the banks of Mithi? It has become some people’s job to blame cleaning of drains. The nullahs, too, have been encroached upon and when civic workers go to remove them, they are attacked.” Several parts of Konkan and Pune also received a downpour last week, leading to a flood-like situation. In a tongue-in-cheek remark, the editorial said CM Devendra Fadnavis, who is on the first leg of his Mahajanadesh Yatra, must have got the news about the losses. “He is merciful. Everything will be alright. Nature’s fury can lead to destruction, but at times destructive is better than drought. As long as the disaster management mechanism is on alert, disasters can be averted,” the editorial read.
2019-08-07Youth from UP arrested for torching 3 motorbikes in Thane - United News of India
Youth from UP arrested for torching 3 motorbikes in Thane Thane, Aug 7 (UNI) : A youth from Uttar Pradesh has been arrested by the city police for allegedly torching three motorbikes here. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday at around 1430 hours, when a motorbike parked under the Wagbil bridge at Kasarwadavali area of the city and two others by the side of it were set on fire by an unknown person, destroying them completely, police said. After registration of a case under sections 435 and 427 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Kasarwadavali police station took up the investigation and rounded up the alleged accused, Mohmmad Sunovar Anwar Sayyed (19, resident of Gonda district in UP) for questioning while moving around in a suspicious manner in the area near the bridge.
2019-08-07Mumbai: 3 accused escape from police custody on highway at Vasai - Times of India
Mumbai: 3 accused escape from police custody on highway at Vasai Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 20:37 IST : MUMBAI: Three men, lodged in the Thane jail for dacoity, allegedly escaped while in police transit on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway at Vasai -- after one of them complained of nausea -- in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region on Tuesday. The undertrials Jayram Dalvi (21), Ganesh Dalvi (20) and Martin Madha (30), all residents of Talasari taluka in Palghar district, were arrested by the Silvassa police for allegedly carrying out dacoity. They were lodged in the Thane prison. On Tuesday morning, the three were transported to the district court in Dadra and Nagar Haveli for further custody. On their return to the Thane court via the highway, one of them complained of nausea. The police van halted along side the highway at Sativali as one of the accused wanted to throw up. As soon as the van halted at around 8pm, the three pushed the escort policemen and escaped in the darkness. The three escort policemen tried to chase the accused, but they vanished in the darkness. The police party then approached the Valiv police, who also launched a search for the suspects in and around the locality. A nakabandi was carried out but in vain. The suspects have cases of dacoity registered in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Gujarat. The Valiv police have circulated photographs of the accused across police stations and on social media.
2019-08-07Maharashtra: Woman, her paramour arrested for her husband's murder in Thane - indiablooms
Maharashtra: Woman, her paramour arrested for her husband's murder in Thane Wed, Aug 07 2019 : The alleged accused, Deepati Patankar (who worked in a school as a clerk) and her cousin Samadan Pashankar from Pune (40, her maternal aunt's son), were arrested on Tuesday, police said. The two were in physical relationship for a long time and Samadan used to visit her frequently, especially when her husband, Pramod Patankar (43, who worked with LIC in Mumbai), was away in office. The relations between the husband and the wife were sore, as the former reprimanded the latter over her illicit relations, after the lovers were caught in a compromising position by the victim in 2015, The couple also had a nine-year-old daughter. On the fateful day of July 15, accused Samadhan had entered the building by giving a fake name as Vijay and gained entry into the flat. Later, Pramod was given a tea laced with 20 sleeping pills, consequently, he fell drowsy and then he was strangulated, police said. The duo had earlier made an attempt to kill the husband in a similar manner, but it was unsuccessful. Following the death of the husband, the Navghar police station under the Bhayander division had initially registered a case of accidental death, however, subsequent investigations confirmed it to be one of murder, which was revealed from the call data records (CDR), close circuit TV camera footage and the lipstick mark on the teacup in the room. Hence, the earlier offence was upgraded and a case under sections 302, 201 and 328 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code has been registered against the lovers. Further probe into the crime was underway, sources added.
2019-08-07Maharashtra weather update: IMD predicts 'extremely heavy rainfall' in Pune, Kolhapur, Raigad and Satara - Mumbai Mirror
Maharashtra weather update: IMD predicts 'extremely heavy rainfall' in Pune, Kolhapur, Raigad and Satara; 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' in Mumbai and Thane on Thursday Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 19:28 IST : With the formation of deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in the Konkan region and Madhya Maharashtra. The IMD warned of extremely heavy rains at isolated places in Palghar region on Thursday (August 8) and heavy to very heavy rain on Friday (August 9). However, light to moderate rain on Saturday and Sunday (August 10 and 11) respectively is expected in Palghar district. Predicting the weather forecast in Thane and Mumbai, IMD says expect heavy to very heavy rain at a few places tomorrow, while heavy rain at isolated places is expected on Friday. On the other hand, light to moderate rain is expected over the weekend. With Kolhapur receiving heavy rainfall and 51,000 people affected in the flood, the region is expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in ghat areas tomorrow. However, according to the prediction, heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in ghat areas on Friday is expected. On Saturday, IMD predicts heavy rains at isolated places in ghat areas, while on Sunday, light to moderate rain is expected. The same has been predicted for Satara and Pune regions also. IMD has predicted extremely heavy rains at isolated places in Raigad tomorrow. K S Hosalikar, Dy Dy Director General of Meteorology, IMD also shared that more rains are expected in the next couple of days in Konkan- Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.
2019-08-07Mumbai rains LIVE | Mumbai to recieve heavy to heavy rainfall - India Today
Mumbai rains LIVE | Mumbai to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall UPDATED: August 7, 2019 17:36 IST : Intense monsoon rains wreaked havoc in several states including Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka, leaving a few people dead and hundreds stranded. Though the situation improved slightly in flood-hit eastern states of Bihar and Assam. Normal life in the city of Mumbai came to a standstill due to Mumbai rains for the past two days as the city got battered by heavy rainfall during the weekend. Not just Mumbai but other states including Gujarat, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are also witnessing heavy rains. NDRF teams have been deployed for rescue operations in several districts. With rains lashing several parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday reviewed the flood situation and asked the officials concerned to provide speedy relief to those affected. Fadnavis said he has also written to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, requesting him to increase the discharge of water from Almatti dam in the southern state so as to mitigate the flood situation in Sangli district. The chief minister also suspended his statewide 'Maha Jandesh Yatra' on Tuesday. He would hold a review meeting today to work out long-term measures to combat the flood situation. Here are all the updates of Mumbai rains and conditions prevailing other states where an alert has been issued: 11,000 families affected, Kolhapur is critical 5.17 pm: Khanapur taluk, Belagavi: 3 buffaloes dead after the shed in which they were sheltered came crashing down due to heavy rains. 5.10 pm: In Kittur, Belagavi district more than 50 homes have been damaged/destroyed due to the rains. 5 pm: 75K flood-affected persons evacuated in Maharashtra In one of the biggest operations, various government agencies and the armed forces have rescued and evacuated around 75,000 flood-affected people, including 66,000 from the worst affected Kolhapur and Sangli districts, officials said here on Wednesday. While more than 54,000 were shifted from Sangli, another 12,000 were moved from Kolhapur, 3,000 from Pune and 6,000 others from Solapur, Raigad, Ratnagiri and other districts, said the officials. 3:45 pm: Five rescue teams of the Navy were mobilised to provide assistance to those affected by heavy rains in Kolhapur and Sangli. 3.00 pm: Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre rainfall forecast: Heavy to very heavy rains most likely over coastal and adjoining parts of Malnad districts. Widespread with moderate to heavy rains over North interior Karnataka districts, especially Belagavi, Dharwad and Kalburgi districts. Whereas over South interior Karnataka districts very likely to receive scattered with light to moderate rains. 2.30 pm: Red alert in few districts according to Kerala State DIsaster Management Authority Today- Wayanad Aug 8 - Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, kasargod, IDUKKI, Malappuram, Kozhikode Aug 9 - Idukki, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kasargod Aug 10 - Idukki, Kozhikode 1.55 pm: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a 'red alert' in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada coastal district for the next 48 hours due to the havoc wreaked by heavy monsoon rains and gusty winds. 1.40 pm: Cancellation of train 11096 Pune-Ahmedabad exp on 7.8.19 11095 Ahmedabad-Pune exp on 8.8.19 Diverted train 12939 Pune-Jaipur exp schedule dep.15.30 hrs on 7.8.19 is rescheduled at 00.30hrs on 8.8.19 will be run via diverted route Daund,Manmad, Bhusawal,Itarsi,Bhopal, Nagda. 22944 Indore -Pune exp leaving on 7.8.19 will be diverted via Bhiwandi road-,Panvel and will be short terminated at Panvel. (will remain Cancelled between Kalyan-Pune) 22943 Pune-Indore exp.on 8.8.19 will short originate from Panvel. Hence will remain Cancelled between Pune-Kalyan 1.30 pm: Defence PRO: The rescue operation at Kadra Dam in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka continued late last night and a total of 500 people were evacuated from flooded areas to safety till midnight. 12.50 pm: With the depression over Bay of Bengal intensifying into a deep depression on Wednesday, heavy downpour battered several parts of Odisha, triggering a flood-like situation and disrupting train services in some areas, a senior official said. 12.45 pm: After holding the cabinet meeting to review flood situation in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he spoke to Karnataka CM last night and will speak to him again. At least 22 NDRF teams have been deployed. Some teams could not reached. He has also requested for Dornier aircraft to airlift teams. Some teams were airlifted. MI 17 choppers deployed. Fadnavis: Railway services in Miraj and Kolhapur suspended. Situation in Pune under control. In Raigad 105% rainfall has occurred. One column of army has been deployed. In Sindhudurg, 14 villages have been affected. In Ratnagiri, 117% rainfall has occurred. In Nashik there was a drought and then now there is a flood. 204 villages and 11,000 families have been affected. The people have been rescued. Kolhapur is critical. Army, Navy and Air Force also helping us a lot. 11.40 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis holds cabinet meeting to review flood situation in the state.
2019-08-07After the flood, water crisis hits Thane district - Mid-day
After the flood, water crisis hits Thane district Updated: Aug 07, 2019, 07:58 IST : After the extensive waterlogging over the past two days, residents in Shahpur and adjoining areas have been getting muddy water in their taps. Residents are now forced to buy bottled water for their daily chores. Although the water has receded in many parts of Thane district, Shahapur residents are facing a drinking water crisis owing to the contamination of wells and damage to the pumping stations in the flood-hit areas. A drinking water scarcity has been reported in Kinhavl, Shahapur and CherpolI. These include 15 villages where the wells are directly connected to Bhatsa river. As these areas are close to Bhatsa Dam, all were almost entirely submerged during the floods. This resulted in slushy water entering the wells here, which are drinking water sources for households. These villages do not have a water purifying system. As no one from the government or zilla parishad and neither the local MLA or MP has come forward to provide water to these people, most have been sourcing it from nearby villages or those who can afford it are buying bottled water. "We have been using river water for the past so many years. For the past four days, we have been suffering due to lack of drinking water. We haven't even take a bath. Yesterday, the water coming out of our taps was full of mud and was sticky. The villagers then came together and decided to buy water from outside. If this had happened in the city, everyone would have come forward to help, but we have to struggle for the smallest things," said Minaxi Madke, a resident of Cherpoli. Sunil Gharat, resident of Kinhavli village, said, "Apart from the difficulty in cleaning up the wells, dead reptiles, insects, e-waste and garbage floating in the water has been hindering the process. Our pumps have been getting stuck because of this debris and we have to shell out money for repairing them. This on top of the immense losses we have incurred in the floods. The zilla parishad has not even come to give us a bottle of water and the politicians are nowhere to be seen." ZP Additional CEO, B Namane said, "I will ask my officer to visit these villages by tomorrow (August 7) and arrange for all the necessary things."
2019-08-07Expanding concrete jungle in Thane led to flooding: Experts - Hindustan Times
Expanding concrete jungle in Thane led to flooding: Experts Updated: Aug 08, 2019 00:55 IST : The entire Thane was literally a city of lakes throughout the weekend as heavy downpour led to flooding in several areas. Unplanned development, change of natural course of water from Yeoor hills to the creek and filling of lakes led to flooding, said town planners. The city can be rid of flooding in the next five years with proper planning of its drains, claimed experts. More than 61 spots in the city, including posh residential complexes, were submerged in rain water in the weekend, when heavy rainfall pounded the city. Rain might be one factor to blame for floods, but the prime reason was the unplanned development and faulty drainage system, said experts. Urban planner Sulakshana Mahajan said, “There were many lakes in the city several decades ago. Water from Yeoor hills used to flow into these lakes and fill them up every monsoon. Natural streams carried the water to these lakes and the creek on the other side of the city. The lake water was also a source of water during summer. However, the unplanned real estate development buried the natural water streams. The areas around lakes are filled with encroachments and the boundaries are concretised, leaving no space for the water to seep into.” She said the water, which cannot flow into creeks and lakes, flooded the city. Many developers along Ghodbunder Road have blocked natural streams and changed the paths of nullahs to suit their interest. Haphazard approvals to new projects without proper flood analysis have added to the concrete mess. Mahajan said, “There are not enough culverts or storm water drains along the roads. The civic body does not want to spend on a short monsoon period. But, this leads to loss of lakhs for people whose vehicles and homes are destroyed in the flood. Planning in our city is influenced by corporators and developers who have no knowledge of engineering and town planning.” She added that TMC will need to study the recent floods and work on improving the drainage system, which can make the city flood-free in the next five years. Urban policy researcher Mayuresh Bhadsavle said every city has a natural water gradient, which has been disturbed. “The worst-affected area is Ghodbunder road mainly due to destruction of mangroves for the waterfront and Metro car shed projects at Kasarvadavli. The Gaimukh creek was 10-foot below the road many years ago. Now, it is almost at the length of the road, thus the natural gradient is lost. Mangroves, which absorb rain water, have been destroyed.” Srirang-Vrundavan built on creek : The Srirang-Vrundavan area near Majiwada was one of the worst-affected areas where people had to be rescued in boats. The area was constructed by reclaiming the creek, said Bhadsavle. He added, “The area where the complex has been constructed was a fish catching zone of Rabodi Koliwada. Forty years ago, the area was reclaimed and Srirang Vrundavan Complex and the Saket complex were constructed. The areas are prone to flooding whenever it rains during a high tide.” Illegal constructions drowned Diva : Diva had the thickest mangrove forest several decades ago. The land was shared by TMC and Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation. Bhadsavle said, “The land grabbing mafia got active in this suburb and constructed thousands of illegal chawls and buildings. Owing to vested interest, politicians and authorities everyone turned a blind eye to this. The massive destruction of mangroves for illegal encroachment is the prime reason for floods in Diva.” Official speak : A civic official requesting anonymity said, “We have begun a study of the flood-prone areas and reasons for flooding. The study began when the city flooded for the first time in July. A comprehensive plan of action to find short and long-term solutions to the flood-prone areas is being prepared. We are checking if we can increase the depth of nullahs, widen culverts or construct new ones. The proposals will be tabled in the general body meetings.”
2019-08-07Rainstorms to hit Raigad and Thane: Meteorological Department - News Track English
Rainstorms to hit Raigad and Thane: Meteorological Department Aug 07 2019 03:00 PM : Mumbai: Rain is wreaking havoc in Mumbai. According to the Met department, heavy rain may occur in Raigad and Thane on Wednesday. Due to incessant rains, the water has been inundated. Rail and road traffic has been badly affected, which has added to the woes of Mumbaikars. Most of the lower areas of the metropolis were flooded on Sunday when Mumbaikars woke up due to heavy rains in Mumbai. The same was true of Thane, Palghar, Kalyan, Nashik, Raigad and Pune. In Mayanagari Mumbai, an average of 150 millimeters of rainfall has been recorded in Thane-Palghar with 200 mm of rainfall. The vehicle is still reported to have been hit by the sky. The water logging on the tracks has disrupted the local as well as main train services. Wangni, where the Mahalakshmi Express was stuck overnight a few days ago, has washed away the soil under the central railway tracks at the same place. Mumbai's solution has been in a state of disrepair for several days. The Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik has been flooded. This has caused a lot of hardship to the devotees here.
2019-08-07Thane: Woman, lover give spiked tea to husband, strangle him to death - India Today
Thane: Woman, lover give spiked tea to husband, strangle him to death UPDATED: August 7, 2019 23:16 IST : A 36-year-old woman and her paramour have been arrested for allegedly killing her husband at their residence in Navghar area in the district, police said on Wednesday. The duo killed the victim, Pramod Patankar (43), by strangulating him after making him drink tea mixed with as many as 20 sleeping pills, police said. The accused were identified as Deepti and her paramour Samadhan Pashankar (40), who hails from Pune, police said, adding that they were arrested on Tuesday for the incident that took place last month. "A few years back, the victim had come to know about the illicit relationship between his wife and Samadhan, who is her close relative. Ever since the relationship between the couple had soured," Ram Balsingh, senior inspector of Navghar police station said. In the past, the woman and her lover had tried to kill Pramod two times by mixing sleeping pills in tea served to him, he said. "However, this time they succeeded in their plan. On July 15, the woman prepared tea by mixing 20 sleeping pills in it and offered it to her husband. As he fell unconscious after consuming it, she called Samadhan to their place. He came to their flat and strangulated Pramod to death," the inspector added. Initially, police had registered a case of accidental death in this connection. However, an investigation confirmed that it was a case of murder, he added. The probe revealed the role of the victim's wife and her paramour and they were arrested on Tuesday, police said. According to police, while the victim worked with the state-run insurance company in Mumbai, his wife was a clerk in a school. They have a nine-year-old daughter. Navghar police have registered a case under IPC sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of the offense, or giving false information to screen offender), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc).
2019-08-07Thane: 41 buffaloes cruelly cramped in tempos rescued; one calf dies - Times of India
Thane: 41 buffaloes cruelly cramped in tempos rescued; one calf dies Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 19:55 IST : MUMBAI: Forty-one buffaloes and a calf, which were tightly cramped into two tempos to be transported for slaughter, were rescued by animal activists with the help of Thane (rural) police late on Tuesday night. An FIR has been lodged at Shahpur police station against five persons. We had got a tip-off that several buffaloes were illegally put inside two tempos to be transported from Bhiwandi to Deonar in Mumbai for slaughtering. I informed the Thane (rural) superintendent of police, who helped in intercepting the two tempos at Shahpur and rescuing the animals, said activist Bhavin Gathani of the NGO Karuna Parivar. Gathani further added that while 41 buffaloes were rescued, one calf did not survive the cruelty and died of suffocation in one of the vehicles. There were 19 animals inhumanly put in one vehicle, while there were 22 in the second tempo. The calf died due to overcrowding. An FIR has been lodged under the Maharashtra Animals Preservation Act, 1976, and section 429 of the IPC. We fear many more animals will be illegally transported like this on the occasion of Bakrid which is on August 12, he added. Thane (rural) police have sent all the rescued animals to a Bhivandi-based animal shelter. Further investigation is on.
2019-08-07Traffic cop knocked down by truck in Maharashtra's Thane - Mumbai Mirror
Traffic cop knocked down by truck in Maharashtra's Thane Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 14:30 IST : Thane: A 49-year-old traffic police constable was killed when a speeding truck hit him in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Wednesday. The victim, Sanjay Patil, was on duty in Ambernath town on Tuesday when the truck knocked him down around 8.45 pm, killing him on the spot, an official at the traffic police headquarters here said. The truck driver, identified as Sardarsingh Rambahadur Singh (27), was later arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code Section 304-A (causing death by negligence) and provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, he said.
2019-08-07Over 60,000 given medicines to avoid leptospirosis - Times of India
Over 60,000 given medicines to avoid leptospirosis Updated: Aug 7, 2019, 7:54 IST : KALYAN: To avoid water-borne diseases and an epidemic, the health department in Thane district has in 12 days distributed 14.6 lakh doxycycline tablets to 60,863 flood-hit people, by organising medical camps and going door-to-door. Health officials said, to avoid leptospirosis and other water-related diseases, they had given medicines like doxycycline and antibiotic injections. But at many flood-hit areas, residents complained about not getting medicines. Officials said camps were still on, and they would try to reach other areas too. Thane district witnessed two major floods, including one on July 26, in Badlapur, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath, while in the second one last Sunday, low-lying areas in the district were affected. Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation distributed 30,000 affected people medicines in Kalyan, Dombivli and Titwala. Prakash Borase, chief executive officer of Badlapur-Kulgaon municipal council, said, "We distributed nearly 2400 doxycycline capsules. We cannot give it to all as it is contraindicated for pregnant women and children below 14.
2019-08-06Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro: Construction to start after monsoon - The Indian Express
Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro: Construction to start after monsoon Published: August 7, 2019 5:09:49 am : The construction work for Metro Line-5, which will connect Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan, will start after monsoon. The Executive Committee of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), headed by Ajoy Mehta, Chairman, Executive Committee, MMRDA and Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra recommended the appointment of M/s. AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd for the project on Tuesday. The project encompasses partly designing and constructing the elevated viaduct, including the viaduct to integrate with Metro-4 and Metro-5, and seven elevated stations including Dhamankar Naka, Anjur Phata, Purna, Kalher, Kasheli, Balkum Naka and Kapurbawdi. Metro Line-5 will be a 24.5-kilometre-long corridor, with an estimated cost of Rs 8,416 crore, and will have a total of 17 stations. These stations include the Kalyan APMC, Kalyan railway station, Sahajanand Chowk, Durgadi Fort, Kongaon, Gove Gaon MIDC, Rajnouli Village, Temghar, Gopal Nagar, Bhiwandi, Dhamankar Naka, Anjur Phata, Purna, Kalher, Kasheli, Balkum Naka and Kapurbawdi. The committee also appointed the consortium of M/s. Systra (France), M/s. Consulting Engineers Group Ltd., and M/s. Systra M V A Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd as general consultants for the construction of civil work on the Metro-5 stretch, as well as for Dahisar-East to Mira Bhayendar and Andheri East to CSMIA Metro-9 corridor.
2019-08-06Five held in murder case in Thane - United News of India
Five held in murder case in Thane Thane, Aug 6 (UNI) : Within few hours of the brutal murder of a man, police on Tuesday arrested five men for allegedly killing the victim and then dumping his body at a roadside in Kalyan tehsil town of the district to destroy the evidence. The body of the victim, Jongol Budhwa Lohra (48), a wanderer, was found lying abandoned near an electric transformer in an alley, in Kalyan. The alleged accused had killed him between 0230 hours and 0400 hrs by hitting him with a log of wood and sharp weapon, and to prevent him from escaping, they tied his limbs before killing him and later dragged his body to the scene where it was found, police said.
2019-08-06What lies in store for Palghar and Thane: Fear of more flooding with all 6 dams full to the brim - The Indian Express
What lies in store for Palghar and Thane: Fear of more flooding with all 6 dams full to the brim Updated: August 7, 2019 4:17:17 am On Sunday, 10,500 people were rescued and evacuated from Thane and Palghar after heavy rain coupled with rivers in spate lashed the residential areas. With incessant rain in the last few days filling up dams to the brim in Thane and Palghar districts, residents of these areas are now living in constant fear of flooding for the remaining months of the monsoon. All the six dams, namely Barvi, Bhatsa and Tansa dams in Thane and Modak Sagar, Dhamni and Surya dams in Palghar have filled to the brim over the past week. Haphazard planning and illegal construction are the major reasons why the water has failed to recede from these areas as these structures are a hindrance to the natural flow of water. All the six dams, namely Barvi, Bhatsa and Tansa dams in Thane and Modak Sagar, Dhamni and Surya dams in Palghar have filled to the brim over the past week. Express Not only this, the release of water from the six dams has further accentuated the flooding. On Sunday, 10,500 people were rescued and evacuated from Thane and Palghar after extreme rain coupled with rivers in spate lashed against the residential areas. While some of the evacuation operations took place in 196 villages, most in Thane were located in urban areas. The district administration is now living in fear of the two months left for the monsoon to subside as the region will face more flooding even if it receives moderate rainfall. “The dams were full after the rains over the weekend. Their levels subsided after we released the water. Now, even if it rains in moderation, we will be forced to release water from the dams as they are already brimming. This is bound to cause more flooding in the region,” said an official from the Palghar district administration. Officials said more than 190 villages in these two districts were at risk from flooding. District officials are bracing themselves for “extremely heavy” rainfall in Palghar and “heavy to very heavy” rainfall in Thane, on Thursday, predicted by the Met department.
2019-08-06Thane girl jumps into rives to celebrate scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir; video turns viral - Times Now
Thane girl jumps into rives to celebrate scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir; video turns viral  Updated Aug 07, 2019 : Thane: A video showing an eight-year-old girl jumping into the Ulhas river from a bridge to 'celebrate' revocation of the Article 370 and pay tribute to martyred jawans has gone viral on social media. The text accompanying the video identified her as Sai Ashish Patil, a resident of Balkum area in Thane city, and claimed that she had set a "record" by jumping 50 feet down from Kasheli Bridge. Patil, clad in a swimming suit, is seen saying that it was a historic day as the Article 370 of the Constitution (which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir) had been "removed". As a tribute to the soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February, she was going to jump off the bridge, she said, signing off with "Jai Hind". The video then shows a child jumping off the bridge into the waters, and then moving towards another swimmer.
2019-08-06Thane girl celebrates scrapping of Art 370 with difference - United News of India
Thane girl celebrates scrapping of Art 370 with difference Thane, Aug 6 (UNI) : Amidst the mixed reaction to the abrogation of Article 370 across the country on Monday, an eight-year-old girl from the city celebrated the historic event with a difference. Overjoyed over the central government's move, the girl, Sai Ashish Patil of Balkum area, jumped 50 feet from the Kasheli bridge into the creek to express her joy. A video of her daring act has gone viral on the social media.
2019-08-06Girl jumps into river in Thane to 'celebrate' scrapping of Art 370; clip viral - The Tribune
Girl jumps into river in Thane to ‘celebrate’ scrapping of Art 370; clip viral updated: Aug 6, 2019, 7:26 PM (IST) : A video showing an eight-year-old girl jumping into the Ulhas river from a bridge to ‘celebrate’ revocation of the Article 370 and pay tribute to martyred jawans has gone viral on social media. The text accompanying the video identified her as Sai Ashish Patil, a resident of Balkum area in Thane city, and claimed that she had set a “record” by jumping 50 feet down from Kasheli Bridge. Patil, clad in a swimming suit, is seen saying that it was a historic day as the Article 370 of the Constitution (which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir) had been “removed”. As a tribute to the soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February, she was going to jump off the bridge, she said, signing off with “Jai Hind”. The video then shows a child jumping off the bridge into the waters, and then moving towards another swimmer.
2019-08-06Five held in murder case in Thane - United News of India
Five held in murder case in Thane Thane, Aug 6 (UNI) : Within few hours of the brutal murder of a man, police on Tuesday arrested five men for allegedly killing the victim and then dumping his body at a roadside in Kalyan tehsil town of the district to destroy the evidence. The body of the victim, Jongol Budhwa Lohra (48), a wanderer, was found lying abandoned near an electric transformer in an alley, in Kalyan. The alleged accused had killed him between 0230 hours and 0400 hrs by hitting him with a log of wood and sharp weapon, and to prevent him from escaping, they tied his limbs before killing him and later dragged his body to the scene where it was found, police said.
2019-08-06Maharashtra rains: Holiday declared for schools and colleges in Pune; IMD predicts heavy rainfall in city... - Firstpost
Maharashtra rains: Holiday declared for schools and colleges in Pune; IMD predicts heavy rainfall in city till 8 August Aug 06, 2019 14:12:11 IST : After a relative lull for two days, Mumbai and the outskirts of Maharashtra is set to witness intense rainfall on Wednesday due to a depression over the Bay of Bengal with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing red alert for adjoining areas like Pune, Palghar and Raigad districts. The weather agency said that a depression over northwest Bay of Bengal is likely to deepen in the next 24 hours. IMD officials said that this deep depression, in association with an active Arabian Sea, will cause isolated extremely heavy rainfall over the ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, among other regions, over the next three to four days. On Tuesday, IMD predicted light to moderate rains for Mumbai, and heavy rains in isolated places in adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts. It had also alerted Pune, Satara, Nashik, Kolhapur, Palghar and Thane districts with heavy rain expected till Thursday (8 August) according to The Indian Express. Officials at the IMD stated that there were at least three weather systems that were causing such heightened rainfall in Maharashtra. They had also issued a red alert for Pune on 7 to 8 August. In Pune, schools and colleges remained closed on Tuesday as heavy rainfall in the city forced the release of water from dams into rivers in the district, a senior official said. District Collector Naval Kishore Ram said the situation remained critical, and the decision to extend the holiday for educational institutions was taken for the safety of students. According to The Hindu, the city chapter of the Forum for IT Employees (FITE) had urged the Pune District Collector to issue an advisory to IT companies to either ask employees to work from home or declare a holiday in wake of the emergency situation on Tuesday. Traffic police had shut six bridges over Mula and Mutha rivers as a precautionary measure. According to The Times of India, on Monday, the rising water levels in the Mula, Mutha and Pavana rivers forced traffic police to close six of the 30 bridges in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad – Rajiv Gandhi bridge from Aundh to Sangvi, Old Sangvi bridge, Dapodi-Bopodi bridge, Old Holkar bridge, Baba Bhide bridge and Tilak bridge. Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak said over 600 families had been shifted from low-lying areas since Sunday to various schools. She said some patients, including 15 on ventilator support, were evacuated after water entered Jupiter Hospital in Wakad area. In Sangli, which is one of the five districts that are part of western Maharashtra's Pune Division, the water level in Krishna and Varana rivers was rising due to heavy rains, District Collector Abhijeet Chaudhary had said on Monday. Due to flooding following incessant rains in Kolhapur, around 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes and shift to safer places. The national highway between south Kolhapur and Belgaum in Karnataka was shut for vehicular traffic due to water-logging in the area, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh told PTI. "On Monday, we closed one side of the national highway. However, as rains increased, we had to shut the entire national highway in the early hours of Tuesday," he said. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade, local administration and police have been roped in for help as some rivers in the district are flowing above the danger mark, he added. "An Army column (comprising around 60 personnel) has been summoned from Pune. They are likely to join the rescue operation in the district soon," the official said. According to reports, around 17 trains, including the intercity express trains between Mumbai and Pune, had been cancelled due to rains on Monday. Central Railway officials said that work on different tracks along many sections is going on as they are trying to restore normalcy. Anupam Kashyap, head of weather, IMD, Pune, told The Times of India, "A low-pressure area has formed over north Bay of Bengal and the adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal. This system is likely to get stronger during the next 48 hours, affecting all of Maharashtra." Some other reasons attributed to the rainfall in the state include a monsoon trough in the southern side and another trough from south Gujarat to the centre of the low-pressure area passing via north Maharashtra. "As far as Pune is concerned, especially the ghat areas, there is a heavy to very heavy rain warning for the next five days. For Pune city, there is moderate to heavy rain warning in isolated areas. Tomorrow onwards, for Pune city, light to moderate rain is expected over next two to three days, with the intensity set to increase on 7 to 8 August," Anupam Kashyap had said on Monday. Pune had exceeded its average monthly rainfall for August of 117.5 mm in just five days, till 8.30 am on Monday, as it received 132.5 mm of rainfall.
2019-08-06Posing as casting director, man dupes aspiring actors of ?4.75 lakh in Thane - Hindustan Times
Posing as casting director, man dupes aspiring actors of ?4.75 lakh in Thane Updated: Aug 06, 2019 22:41 IST : Mumbai Police’s crime branch unit on Tuesday arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly duping several aspiring actors of Rs 4.75 lakh, by posing as casting director and demanding money in return for roles in films and advertisements. The police said the accused, Sandeep Harambale, alias Sandy, may have cheated between 100 and 150 people across the state and has 17 cases registered against him at various police stations. Nivedita Kirtane, 34, one of the complainants, said, “Harambale approached me and two of my other friends, saying he wanted to do a photoshoot at Dapoli; he took Rs 1 lakh from each of us.” Jayraj Ranavare, senior police inspector, crime branch unit 5, said Harambale took advance payments from several actors for photoshoots, change his mobile number and fled. Harambale allegedly contacted these people through common friends. “Around 45 people have approached us and we have, till now, registered 10 to 15 statements of people who were duped of Rs 4.75 lakh,” said Ranavare. “The total sum may well be over Rs 15 lakh as he has cheated over 100 people.” Harambale has been remanded in police custody till August 9.
2019-08-06Thane flood evacuees stare at uncertainty: ‘Don’t know if our homes are standing or have collapsed’ - The Indian Express
Thane flood evacuees stare at uncertainty: ‘Don’t know if our homes are standing or have collapsed’ Published: August 6, 2019 7:44:12 am : A day after 10,500 people were evacuated by the Thane and Palghar district administration from flooded areas as incessant rains lashed the two districts, evacuees on Monday stared at an uncertain future — what would be the condition of their houses when they return. “We are unsure if our houses will remain standing or will have collapsed. When we had left, the water was up to our waists and it was still rising. While we have everything here, this is not home,” said Sapna Navle, a resident of Motha Gaon who is now living in a temple in Dombivali. Most of those who were evacuated from various talukas in Thane were sheltered at local schools and municipal halls where the district administration made arrangements for food and clothing. The administration has also commenced work on assessing the damage of property and chalking out a rehabilitation plan for affected families. Officials said the water had receded from most places in the affected areas. “There was no rain on Monday. The reduced quantum (of water) released from dams has led water to recede in several areas. Some villagers have started returning to their houses already. Only in some severe cases, like that of Jugaon, we are advising people to not hasten and take precautions,” said Thane District Collector Rajesh Narvekar. Many villagers, however, were disheartened when told not to return immediately. “This is the peak time to sow seeds and yet our entire land is submerged. We want to go back, but the officers have asked us to wait. There’s nothing left of our belongings,” said Kamba resident Ganesh Jadhav. Vishwanath Bilwalkar from Eagle Brigade, which rescued more than 50 to 60 people from Dombivli and nearby villages, said the rescue work was on till Monday morning. “Water has receded except in low-lying regions. Even in regions, which had witnessed waist-deep water, only ankle-deep water remains. However, we are advising people to stay away,” he said. Bilwalkar and his team have done twice-a-day check to ensure that people are not trying to risk their lives. “We have been monitoring the situation, along with police, who have been supportive. But its a failure of the state as these chawls are built right on top of natural nullahs, and the mangroves that could have absorbed the water have been completely destroyed. This should be investigated,” he said. In Thane, river water inundated not only just villages and cities, but also roads connecting different areas. On Monday, the Raite bridge over Ulhas river, between Kalyan and Murbad, which had been repaired last week, was washed away by the strong currents. “That bridge is more like a bund, made of rocks, which gets washed away,” Narvekar said, adding that the bridge will become functional by Monday.
2019-08-06Mumbai Rains: Showers brings second weekend of pain for entire Thane - Mid-day
Mumbai Rains: Showers brings second weekend of pain for entire Thane Updated: Aug 06, 2019, 08:03 IST : For residents of Kalyan, Badlapur and Diva, the rains brought upon a second weekend of nightmares. While several ended up losing valuables they'd bought with an entire lifetime's worth of savings, more than 500 to 600 cars were destroyed due to the waterlogging. The downpour affected animals too, especially cows and buffaloes tied to electric poles on the road in Kalyan's Bail Bazaar area, which remains flooded. More than 400 buffaloes have been on the streets since Saturday evening. In Badlapur, several animals were moved to dry spots but around 10 bovines who did not leave the poles lost their lives. The APMC market in Kalyan suffered losses too, as most of the produce was destroyed. The flower market was flooded till Monday evening. Jai Prakash Chourasia, a vegetable vendor, said, "We have not been able to sell anything since the past five days. Almost Rs 25,000 worth of vegetables are lying unsold. That is a huge amount for people like us. A few of my friends lost vegetables and several equipments worth lakhs of rupees." After losing much of their belongings to the waterlogging last weekend, residents of Kamba village in Kalyan, who have not been home since July 27, found the remaining valuables destroyed on Sunday. More than 1,100 villagers were shifted to Sacred Heart School in Varap, Kalyan, due to the rising water levels in the village. These villagers could not even save important documents or valuables before leaving their homes. Jayanti Mali, who works as a clerk, is the breadwinner of her family of three. She'd bought a bike after saving up for three years, "Last week, the bike broke down due to waterlogging in our area. I tried to repair it and got it back home. However, it flooded again for two days and I lost my bike. This is the only thing I've bought in the last 10 years." Shankar Dube, who resides in Srinagar chawl of Kamba and sells utensils in exchange for clothes in Srinagar chawl, said, "All the clothes we'd collected were washed away. It was a source of income for us; I am concerned about how to feed my family. There is still a lot of water in our chawl. I went to check the situation on Monday morning, but the doors of my room did not open due to the pressure of the water inside. When I peeped from the window, most of my belongings, utensils and furniture were floating." In Diva and Khadvli, residents lost their farms and every belonging in their home. More than 9,000 residents had been shifted to shelters in Thane while the NDRF, TDRF and Army conducted a rescue operation until Monday morning. Around 11,138 residents have been rescued from Thane district. Children wept because their books, games and favourite clothes were washed away. Shweta Parab, a std IX student from Diva, said, "It was my birthday last month so I had received several gifts, from exam equipment to clothes. I wouldn't have needed anything for years. Now, my exams are approaching and I don't know how I'll appear for them without my books. My father had bought everything for me but now, we've lost everything. My mother said that we need to build our home once again." Dombivli Bldg Sinks Meanwhile, the Palava City in Dombivli, was completely underwater. On Sunday, residents were given food via cranes as there was no way to enter the flooded building premises. The residents had to live without drinking water and electricity. Ranish Ramkrishnan, who had moved into the Casabella building five months ago, said, "It was a nightmare for me. I have been staying in Ghatkopar since my childhood. This is the first time I have seen this kind of waterlogging. I lost my first car in this flood. On Monday, I asked four to five service centres, but they said it cannot be repaired. Lodha [that built Casabella] is not going to give my car back. When they advertise about good homes why can't they make arrangements for such calamities?" Raj Shetty, a garage owner in Palava, whose 10 employees have been repairing vehicles since Monday morning, said, "This is the 56th car I've checked to see whether or not it can be repaired. I have three garages around Dombivli and till 4 pm, we have got more than 300 cars and bikes for repair work." Kalwa Youth Drowns The body of Kalwa youth Manish Jadhav, 19, who had drowned in a natural pond along Patni road in Airoli around 4.30 pm on Sunday, has not yet been recovered even after 24 hours of searching by the rescue agencies. The pond he drowned in is created due to waterlogging every year and claimed two lives last year and four children in 2017.
2019-08-06IMD forecasts few spells of rain in Mumbai, issues orange alert for Thane - The Indian Express
IMD forecasts few spells of rain in Mumbai, issues orange alert for Thane Published: August 6, 2019 6:55:54 am : After extremely heavy rain over the weekend, the rainfall activity over Mumbai ebbed on Monday, with the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) suburban weather observatory recording 2 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. The Colaba observatory recorded 2.8 mm rain during the period. On Sunday, Mumbai suburban weather observatory had recorded 19.5 mm of rainfall during the nine-hour stretch, while the island city recorded 9.2 mm rainfall. The Met department has forecast a few spells of rain in the city and its suburbs for Tuesday. It has, however, issued an orange alert for Thane on Tuesday, with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places. For Palghar, which witnessed extremely heavy rain over the weekend, the Met department has forecast heavy rain at isolated places. “Light to moderate rainfall is very likely in Mumbai and heavy to very heavy rain likely at a few places in Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg,” the IMD officials said. Private weather forecasting agency, Skymet, also said rain intensity will remain low till August 9. “Systems allowing heavy to very heavy rain over north Konkan, including Mumbai, have weakened. Only light to moderate showers are now expected, giving much needed relief and time for water to recede from flooded areas. The city is not likely to have any problem till August 9 as sporadic spells of moderate showers are expected,” said Mahesh Palawat, vice-president (meteorology and climate change), Skymet. Meanwhile, the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to Mumbai are almost full and its storage is at the highest in the past three years. The water stock has reached 89.96 per cent of its total capacity on Monday morning, officials said. In the first two months of this monsoon, Mumbai has already received its entire seasonal average rainfall. After the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz weather observatory recorded 204 mm in over 24 hours (from 8.30 am Saturday to 8.30 am Sunday), the total for the season went up to 2,374.2 mm against the seasonal average of 2,317.2 mm.
2019-08-05Civic official booked in DA case - The Asian Age
Civic official booked in DA case Aug 6, 2019, 2:58 am IST : Mumbai: The Thane unit of state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) registered a case against Sanjay Baviskar, the then executive engineer of the rural water supply scheme, Thane Zilla Parishad, for amassing 45 per cent more wealth than his known source of income. The accused had amassed Rs 1.3 crore, which was found to be in the name of his wife and children, who were also named in the case. The case was filed on findings of an open enquiry that began in 2015. The accused named in the disproportionate assets (DA) case includes Baviskar (51), his wife Sharmila (49), Sadashiv Vaidya (50), the public servant’s brother-in-law, Eknath (71) his father and Tarachand Wagh (80), his father-in-law, investigators said. “The enquiry into the allegations of amassing wealth led to the discovery of assets in the form of property and other assets that were found to be registered in the name of family for avoiding them from getting detected,” said an ACB officer. The investigation revealed that Baviskar allegedly amassed the said wealth during his service between December 28, 1989 and August 8, 2015. The officials said that it was 45.46 per cent more to the known source of his income. The family knew about the illegal wealth and despite the same, they allowed it to be registered in their names, making them co-accused in the case, officials said. The details have not yet been revealed about the number of properties. The ACB will attach these assets in the case and further action will follow. A case has been registered against all the accused with the Thane Nagar police station as per the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, officials said. In another case, Former senior inspector Shahaji Jadhav, who had served with Thane police, is accused of having excess assets of `41.65 lakh, which is 47 per cent more than his known sources of income, Thane Unit ACB SP Mahesh Patil said.
2019-08-05Naval teams deployed in rain-hit Thane district - India Today
Naval teams deployed in rain-hit Thane district UPDATED: August 5, 2019 09:27 IST : Teams of the Indian Navy were on Sunday deployed in rain-battered Thane district neighbouring Mumbai in view of the prediction of heavy rains for Monday. The teams of the Navy will quickly respond to any new emergencies that might arise overnight, they said. Earlier in the day, at least 58 people, including 16 children, were rescued by an Indian Air Force chopper from Ju-Nandkhuri village in Thane district that was marooned by water. Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts have been receiving heavy rains since Friday night, triggering floods in many rivers. The Met department has predicted heavy rains on Monday as well. The Navy has deployed three fully-equipped flood rescue teams to assist rescue operations, if need be, in the wake of overflowing Bhatsa and Barvi dams in the district. "Bhatsa and Ulhas rivers are also overflowing and the level of water has risen to 8-10 feet, a situation which requires specialist assistance in evacuation of people," he said. Earlier in the day, two teams of the Navy successfully evacuated 27 persons from the vicinity of Khadawali village. A flood rescue team of the Navy has been stationed in Shahad area under the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC), he added.
2019-08-058,500 People Shifted from Low-Lying Diva in Thane as Barvi Dam Overflows - News18
8,500 People Shifted from Low-Lying Diva in Thane as Barvi Dam Overflows Updated:August 5, 2019, 9:40 AM IST : Thane: Around 8,500 people from low-lying areas in Diva in Thane district were shifted to safer places on Sunday after Barvi dam started overflowing, officials said. According to officials, these low-lying areas in Diva were already flooded to some extent due to continuous downpour in the last couple of days. "Around 8,500 people from Diva were shifted to safer places after the Barvi dam started overflowing. The action was taken as a precautionary measure, in view of possibility of flooding," chief of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Santosh Kadam said. The operation was jointly carried out by the Army, fire brigade and the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF), he said in an official release. Barvi dam is overflowing due to heavy rains in the catchment areas in the last couple of days, he added. These people were rescued with the help of seven boats. Palghar district administration said that around 800 people were rescued from different locations and shifted to safer places. A 13-year-old boy, identified as Pravin Prajapati, was swept away in the floods at Morgaon in Vasai, officials said. Total 1,12,535 cusecs water was released from Modaksagar dam into the Vaitarna river and 42,000 cusecs from Tansa dam into the Tansa river, which led to flooding in Vasai, Wada and Palghar talukas in the district, they added. People stranded due to flooding in Tansa Mori, Mithaghar, Rajivali, Arnala and Bathane and Pelhar of Vasai, were rescued. Around 12 people, who were marooned in a cattle-shed in Gandre village in Palghar district, were rescued by the police and locals, officials said. Volunteers of an NGO rescued several tribals from Kaju Bandan Pada, Nadhi Pada, Chave Vadi and other hamlets hit by rains. Palghar district officials said that Manor was badly it due to heavy rainfall. At least 56 people marooned due to flooding were rescued and moved to safer places. According to officials, the Coast Guard rescued as many as eight people stranded in godown in Karalgaon village. At Padgha in Thane district, over 150 cattles were shifted to a safer place by the local police. As Jambhulpada in the district witnessed heavy flooding, a number of people were shifted to safer places, officials said.
2019-08-05Maharashtra ACB books cop, 2 civic officials in separate DA cases - The Asian Age
Maharashtra ACB books cop, 2 civic officials in separate DA cases Published : Aug 5, 2019, 4:18 pm IST : Thane: The Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau has registered disproportionate assets (DA) cases against a former senior police inspector, a Zilla Parishad executive engineer and a deputy tax collector for having excess income cumulatively valued at Rs 1.78 crore, an official said on Monday. Former senior inspector Shahaji Jadhav, who had served with Thane police, is accused of having excess assets of Rs 41.65 lakh, which is 47 per cent more than his known sources of income, Thane Unit ACB Superintendent of Police Mahesh Patil said. Patil said Jadhav collected this amount between 1985 and 2015 and a case was filed against him following an inquiry at the Wagle Estate police station. Sanjay Baviskar, then Executive Engineer of the Rural Water Supply Scheme of the Thane Zilla Parishad, and four others including his wife, were booked for having extra assets worth Rs 1.03 crore, accumulated between 1989 and 2015, which was 45.46 per cent more than his known sources of income, the ACB SP informed. In the third case, Sunil Bane, then deputy tax collector of the Vigilance Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, and his wife were booked for excess income of Rs 33.02 lakh, he said. This is 30.38 per cent more than his known sources of income and it was got between 2000 and 2014, the SP said, adding that a case had been registered in Rabodi police station in neighbouring Navi Mumbai. All of them have been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Patil informed.
2019-08-0558 airlifted from Thane district, 600 villagers rescued in Raigad - Times of India
58 airlifted from Thane district, 600 villagers rescued in Raigad Updated: Aug 5, 2019, 6:02 IST : MUMBAI/ NAVI MUMBAI: As heavy rain lashed most parts of the state, an Indian Air Force helicopter (Mi 17) airlifted 58 people from Ju-Nandkhuri village near Khadavli in Thane district after the water level in the nearby Bhatsa lake rose and flooded the area, while in Raigad, the district administration, with help of Indian Coast Guard, NDRF, and a local adventure group, rescued at least 600 villagers on Sunday. In another rescue operation, 162 people were evacuated by the Indian Army from Vasind and Diva in Thane district. However, nearly 60 people were stranded inside a resort in Palghar district and another 15 people in Buranda village till the time of going to press. An IAF helicopter tried to locate the villagers, but could not and had to return to base. “Once water recedes, we can attempt to rescue them by boats or else another sortie will be conducted on Monday morning by the IAF,” said Abhay Yawalkar, director of the state disaster management unit. The IAF rescue operation at Ju-Nandkhuri village lasted almost two hours and the 58 villagers were relocated to the Thane air force station base. “The IAF chopper rescued 42 adults and 16 children from Ju Nandkhuri village... The helicopter has been launched by IAF from Santacruz on request by the government,” an Indian defence spokesperson told TOI. Meanwhile, army and navy teams joined NDRF and other teams to carry out rescue operations at Kalyan, Badlapur, Ulhasnagar and other flood-affected areas. In Raigad, people were rescued from Vashi, Kane and Anture villages in Pen taluka, Sone Chi Wadi in Mangaon and from Roha and Nagothane talukas. Raigad district disaster management officer Sagar Pathak said, “Coast Guard evacuated 200 people from Vashi village, an NDRF team evacuated 120 villagers from Kane, and Wilder West Adventure and other teams rescued 65 people from Nature village...Pen taluka villages were hit as six gates of Hetawane dam were opened.”
2019-08-05Monsoon Updates | Heavy to very heavy rains likely in Goa over next 3 days - India Today
Monsoon Updates | Heavy to very heavy rains likely in Goa over next 3 days UPDATED: August 6, 2019 00:11 IST : Normal life in the city of Mumbai came to a standstill for the past two days as the city got battered by heavy rainfall during the weekend. Not just Mumbai but other states including Gujarat, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh are also witnessing heavy rains. NDRF teams have been deployed for rescue operations in several districts. The situation in Mumbai, however, is better on Monday as there has been restoration of some services and flooding at many areas have receded. Slight delay in flight operations has been reported but no cancellations have been reported. Meanwhile, there has been restoration of many train services as well. All suburban services on Central Railways are operational except Ambernath to Karjat. However, many Mumbai-bound trains have been cancelled as a precautionary measure. According to the weather department, heavy to very heavy showers accompanied by strong winds up to 45-60 km/hr also expected at isolated places while a warning was issued yesterday for heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar over the next 48 hours. Here are all the updates of Mumbai rains and conditions prevailing other states where an alert has been issued: 11.47pm: Maharashtra rains: Water level of rivers in Pune, Sangli rise School and colleges in Pune will remain closed on Tuesday as heavy rainfall was forcing the release of water from dams into rivers in the district, a senior official said. 11.15pm: Very heavy rains predicted for Nashik, Kolhapur, Satara: IMD The India Meteorological Department forecast light to moderate rains for Mumbai, and heavy rains in isolated places in adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts for Tuesday. 10.03pm: Four out of the five districts in western Maharashtra have received more than 100 per cent of average rainfall so far this monsoon, Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar said. He said only Solapur, with 78 per cent rainfall, lagged, while Pune topped with 120 per cent. 09:02pm: Karnataka: All schools and colleges to be closed in Koppa, Mudigere, Sringeri and NR Pura In view of the heavy rains in Koppa, Mudigere, Sringeri and Narasimharajapura (NR Pura), holiday has been declared for all educational institutions including schools and colleges in the taluks as a precautionary measure. 08.23pm: Met dept issues red alert in 3 districts in Kerala As heavy rains pounded several parts of Kerala, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a Red Alert in Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on August 8. "These districts are likely to get extremely heavy rainfall of over 240 mm in 24 hours and may experience landslides," an IMD release said. 07.50 pm: Heavy to very heavy rains likely in Goa over next 3 days The India Meteorological Department on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Goa over the next three days and issued an 'orange' alert. Under the IMD's rain warning mechanism, red denotes 'take action', orange is for 'be prepared' and yellow is for 'be updated', while green means lack of any kind of directive. The coastal state has seen heavy rains since the past few days and several areas were water-logged on Sunday and Monday, officials said. 07.00 pm: Flood alert sounded to people on Bhavani river banks, heavy rainfall predicted A flood alert has been sounded to the people residing on the banks of river Bhavani in Mettupalayam, following the likely discharge of surplus water from the Pilloor reservoir, which has been getting good inflow. The catchment area of the Pilloor dam has been receiving heavy southwest monsoon rains and also an inflow of 10,000 cusecs of surplus water has been recorded in the dam, a press release from the district Collector K Rajamani said. 06.18 pm: Heavy to very heavy rain likely in Karnataka for next two days 05.56 pm: Regulate flood discharge from Maharashtra reservoir: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa in a letter to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis 05.45 pm: Surat: 13 people stranded in Lahura and Kosadi villages of Mangarol rescued by two IAF helicopters 05.20 pm: Due to water logging, on Western Railway , the following trains have been Cancelled /Partially Cancelled/Diverted as under: Cancellation of trains on August 5: 12215/12216 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Bandra Terminus- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garibrath Express 12450 Chandigarh-Madgaon Goa Sampark Kranti Express 19024 Firozepur-Mumbai Central Janata Express 12926/22926 Amritsar/Kalka-Bandra Terminus Paschim Express 11058 Amritsar-Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus Dadar Express 19020 Dehradun-Bandra Terminus Dehradoon Express& 29020Meerut City-Mandsor Link 11094 Varanasi- Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus Mahanagari Express 12168 Manduadih-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express 12540 Lucknow-Yaswantpur Express 19038 Gorakhpur-Bandra Terminus Avadh Express 12217 Kochuvelli-Chandigarh Kerla Sampark Kranti Express Cancellation of trains on August 7: 22221 Mumbai Central-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express Diversion of trains journey commencing on August 5: 12264 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Pune Duronto Express train will be diverted to run via Agara Cantt.-Bhopal-Manmar-Pune. 22654 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Thiruvanthapuram Superfast Express train will be diverted to run via Bhopal-Nagpur-Ballarshah-Warangal-Vijaywada-Gudur-Katpadi-Salem-Tiruneveli-Nagarcoil-Thiruvanthapuram. 19019 Bandra Terminus-Dehradun Express train will be diverted run via Surat-Nandurbar-Jalgaon-Bhopal. 12617 Ernakulam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Mangla Laksh Deep Express train will be diverted to run via Thrisur - Shoranpur B Cabin Palghat -Salem-Jolarpettai-Melpakkam-Renugunta. 22413 Madgaon - Hazrat Nizamuddin Express train will be diverted to run via Surat- -Jalgaon-Bhopal-Bina Jhansi-Agra Cantt.-Mathura Jn. 12471 Bandra Terminus-Shrimata Vaishnodevi Katra Swaraj Express train will be diverted to run via Surat -Jalgaon-Bhopal-Bina Jhansi-Agra Cantt-Mathura Jn. 12215/12216 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Bandra Terminus- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garibrath Express 12450 Chandigarh-Madgaon Goa Sampark Kranti Express 19024 Firozepur-Mumbai Central Janata Express 12926/22926 Amritsar/Kalka-Bandra Terminus Paschim Express 11058 Amritsar-Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus Dadar Express 19020 Dehradun-Bandra Terminus Dehradoon Express& 29020Meerut City-Mandsor Link 11094 Varanasi- Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus Mahanagari Express 12168 Manduadih-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express 12540 Lucknow-Yaswantpur Express 19038 Gorakhpur-Bandra Terminus Avadh Express 12217 Kochuvelli-Chandigarh Kerla Sampark Kranti Express CANCELLATION OF TRAINS ON 07.08.2019 22221 Mumbai Central-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express 04.20 pm: Waterlogging in streets and houses in Patil Estate area of Pune. 3.26 pm: 115 people have been rescued by the NDRF from flooded areas in Baner, Pune following heavy rainfall in the region. 11:17 am: Update from Gujarat | National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team rescue locals stuck in flood in Navsari. 10:38 am: Central and Harbour line update | Trains on Central and Harbour line routes are running late by almost 25-30 minutes. 10:30 am: Skymet weather department has predicted thundershowers in several parts of Maharashtra. Alibag, Badlapur, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Matheran, Thane and Ulhasnagar are expected to be affected. Meanwhile, light rains are expected in several areas of Mumbai including Andheri, Bandra, Goregaon, Kurla, Malad, Santacruz, Vile Parle, Ghatkoper and Mumbai suburban. According to Skymet weather, residents should expect moderate spells of rain and thundershower in Alibag, Badlapur, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Matheran, Thane, and Ulhasnagar, with light rain over Andheri, Bhandra, Goregaon, Kurla, Malad, Santacruz, Vile Parle, Ghatkoper, and Mumbai suburban during the next 2-3 hours. 10:26 am: Update from Andhra Pradesh | News agency ANI reported that floodwater levels in east and west Godavari districts are receding. According to reports, the floodwater level is falling in Chintur, Kunavaram, Polavaram and Dowlaiswaram areas. 10:19 am: Western Railway update 10:16 am: After two continuous days of battering rainfall, Mumbaikars are breathing a sigh of relief as it has stopped. While rains are expected today as well, IMD has predicted better weather in the city today. However, a flood-like situation also prevailed in some areas of Nashik and Pune districts after heavy rainfall on Sunday. 10:06 am: Mumbai rains update | Central Railway's all suburban services are operational except Ambernath to Karjat. Staff is working round the clock to restore this section too, as soon as possible. 10:00 am: Suburban train services resumed late Sunday evening after an 11-hour break due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, said officials. 09:59 am: Schools and colleges in Mumbai to remain shut on Mumbai after an alert was issued on Sunday. 09:58 am: Four out of the five districts in western Maharashtra have received more than 100 per cent of average rainfall so far this monsoon, Pune Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar said on Sunday.9:57 am: Not just Maharashtra but warning has also been issued in several other parts of the country including Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. The situation is expected to remain critical across Western India over the next 24 hours. 09:55 am: Schools and colleges in Mumbai will also remain closed today as per BMC's orders. Schools are also closed in several other districts of Maharashtra. Incessant rain and flooding across Maharashtra left around six people dead.
2019-08-05Mumbai rains: Suburban train services resume partially; schools, colleges to remain shut - The Hindu
Mumbai rains: Suburban train services resume partially; schools, colleges to remain shut UPDATED: AUGUST 05, 2019 11:16 IST : Suburban train services resumed late on August 4 after a 11-hour break due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, officials said. Due to serious damage to the tracks, suburban services between Karjat and Badlapur remained suspended, with services running only between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Badlapur. As a consequence all trains bound for Pune and other states such as Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, have been affected. The Kalyan-Kasara section was made operational to traffic in the morning. Harbour Line was restored late on Sunday night and services were running on Monday morning. One line on Konkan Railway had been cleared for traffic on August 4 and railway officials said efforts were underway to make both lines operational. Due to a landslide between Apta and Jite stations several trains were stuck including the Hazarat Nizamuddin - Madgaon Rajdhani Express. Harbour line services also started between CSMT and Wadala, and Mankhurd and Panvel in the evening, an CR official said. Services beyond Badlapur will not be possible on Monday due to large scale damage to tracks despite repairs being undertaken on war-footing, CR said. Holiday for schools The Maharashtra government on Sunday declared holiday for the schools and colleges in Mumbai, its suburbs and neighbouring Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts for August 5 in view of the IMD forecast of heavy rains in the next 48 hours. Authorities have already declared holiday for schools in Nashik district. All government and semi-government employees in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are allowed to report late for duty on August 5, an official statement said. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250 mm downpour. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) department has forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in Mumbai and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in the next 24 hours.
2019-08-05Thane floods: 11,000 residents evacuated - Hindustan Times
Thane floods: 11,000 residents evacuated Updated: Aug 05, 2019 23:48 IST : In one of the worst floods in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) since the 2005 deluge, around 11,138 people were evacuated from their homes across Thane district since Sunday. The water had still not receded in most areas on Monday, with people stranded in transit camps at Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Diva and Mumbra for more than 24 hours. The flooding was a result of heavy rain and the Ulhas river and Barvi dam overflowing on Sunday morning. However, the water levels at the dam and of the Ulhas river decreased on Monday after the incessant rainfall since Friday finally reduced in intensity. The dam’s water, which was released at 20,000 cusec on Sunday, was reduced to 4,500 cusec till 8pm on Monday. “The Navy was stationed at Khadavli as a precautionary measure, but nothing major happened and they left after assuring that the situation was under control,” said Shivaji Patil, deputy collector, Thane district. Electricity in several areas of the district was revived only by Monday evening. With the Betavde substation still flooded, affecting 13 transformers, Ganesh Nagar, Dativli, Agasan and Mhathardi remained without electricity till the time of going to press, for more than 24 hours.
2019-08-05Thane district struggles to stay afloat - Hindustan Times
Thane district struggles to stay afloat Updated: Aug 06, 2019 00:07 IST : While the rain took a breather in Thane on Monday, several parts of the district of Kalyan, Thakurli, Shahad, Ulhasnagar, Kolsewadi, Diva and Mumbra areas remained waterlogged, affecting thousands. The authorities said there was no loss of life. KALYAN SITUATION Residents, who were shifted to schools, under-construction buildings and nearby high-rises on Sunday, could not return on Monday. Leena Rathod, 28, a resident of Srinagar Chawl near Kalyan, said, “We packed a bag of valuables and essentials and left our homes. We were shifted to a school and are still not able to go home as the water has not receded. We hope the situation gets better tomorrow.” Patripool bridge in Kalyan was opened for traffic. A major portion of Rayata Bridge on the Kalyan-Ahmednagar Highway caved in again on Monday morning, blocking access to several villages in Murbad. Lalita Shenoy, 44, a resident of Vikas Plaza in Thakurli, said, “Our society was built just a year ago. We were happy that we have a view of a 90ft road, local trains and a small river in the distance. However, we had no idea the area would be waterlogged once the dam was left open.” The floodwater brought along a lot of garbage which is still strewn across the road. “We removed five huge drums filled with garbage from within our society,” said Anuj Shastri, resident of Srushti Plaza on Thakurli Kalyan road. The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) distributed food and water to those stuck in the floods. Madhvi Pophale, public relations officer, KDMC, said, “We are providing shelter and distributing food packets to places that are waterlogged. Many schools have opened their premises for flood-affected people in KDMC jurisdiction. We have organised 10 medical camps in the city on Monday, where people were given medicines to prevent leptospirosis.” DIVA, MUMBRA, KALWA FLOODED The water from the creek and Barvi dam left several areas of Diva, Mumbra and Kalwa waterlogged even on Monday. More than 1,200 people from Diva were rescued by boats on Monday. Parsik Nagar area of Kalwa, too, continued to remain flooded. Hundreds of vehicles were damaged. The Thane Municipal Corporation has decided to distribute free essential groceries to the flood-affected. The corporation has also assured to undertake clean-up of flood-affected areas on war footing and hold medical camps. Sandeep Malvi, deputy municipal commissioner of TMC, said, “We will give 5kg of wheat, 3kg of rice, 1 kg sugar, 2kg potatoes, 1 litre oil and one blanket to every family that was displaced in the floods. A special cell is formulated to provide this help to those affected in the floods. Twenty-six medical camps will also be conducted in areas of Diva and Mumbra.” The 58 residents airlifted from Ju village are still staying put at VPS school, Balkum, Thane. BADLAPUR HIT BY FLOODS AGAIN For the second consecutive day, residents of Rameshwadi in Badlapur continued to stay at home. “It has been a week now that we have not gone to work. There is no mode of transport,” said Satish Adlikar, resident of Ramesh wadi. Suvarna Mahadik, 30, resident of Hendrepada who runs a beauty parlour, said, “As the floodwater entered my salon last week, I lost all my expensive equipment. I vacated and cleaned the premises, but it flooded on Sunday. My source of income has been hit.” TRAIN SERVICES DELAYED With disruption of train services, officegoers from Thane, Diva, Dombivli and Kalyan stations had a tough time commuting on Monday morning. The services were operating till Ambernath in the morning, and were extended to Badlapur later in the day. Nidhi Gothankar, 26, who had come from Lalbaug to stay with her relatives in Diva, said, “I was stuck at my relative’s place with my six-year-old son. On hearing that the train services have resumed, I decided to return. However the trains were crowded and I fainted at the station.” A central railway official informed, “The local services between Kalyan to Kasara and Kalyan to Badlapur were operational. Local services ahead of Badlapur towards Karjat are still suspended.”
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2019-08-05Mumbai rains: Suburban train services resume partially - India Today
Mumbai rains: Suburban train services resume partially UPDATED: August 5, 2019 09:18 IST : Suburban train services resumed late Sunday evening after an 11-hour break due to heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts, officials said. Central Railway services folded up in the morning due to water-logging on the tracks in Sion and Kurla. Its Harbour service, which connects the metropolis to neighbouring Navi Mumbai, was also shut for most part of the day due to water-logging at Chembur station. The transharbour line between Thane and Vashi, and Western Railway's network between Churchgate and Virar-Dahanu plied normally though with delays of 10-15 minutes. "CSMT/Thane/Kalyan services resume from 19.49 hrs", Central Railway said in a tweet. Harbour line services also started between CSMT and Wadala, and Mankhurd and Panvel in the evening, an CR official said. A boulder fall in the Apta-Jite section of CR stalled outstation trains to and from Mumbai, leading to bunching of several long-distance trains in stations en route. CR, in a statement, said a major incident was averted in the Jite boulder fall due to alertness of the patrolman, driver and assistant driver of the Rajdhani Express which was in the vicinity. "Rajdhani Express at Jite... Patrolman and driver, Asst Driver did commendable job of stopping train well in time and averting a mishap.... Section cleared now and Rajdhani Express left from spot..." Rains washed away ballast beneath the tracks between Vangani and Neral on CR's mainline, stalling trains in the process. In a statement late Sunday night, CR said depending on weather conditions on Monday, it would run services from CSMT to Kalyan, Goregaon and Panvel, as well as Thane-Panvel and 4th corridor to Kharkopar. Services from Kalyan to Badlapur and Kasara will be decided on Monday morning, the CR statement added. Services beyond Badlapur will not be possible on Monday due to large scale damage to tracks despite repairs being undertaken on war-footing, CR said.
2019-08-04Toddler dies of suspected H1N1 in Dombivli, fourth case in region - Times of India
Toddler dies of suspected H1N1 in Dombivli, fourth case in region Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 9:21 IST : KALYAN: A two-year-old girl from Dombivli died of suspected H1N1 influenza on Friday. Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) health officer Dr Raju Lavangare said, In the last two months, 28 cases of suspected swine flu were reported. Four patients have died. Health department officials confirmed that Piyusha Sail tested positive. Her sister Shamika (9) too is suffering from fever. As a preventive measure, the department gave Tamiflu to all family members on Saturday. The resident of Raju Nagar was unwell since July 25. Her father Arun, a driver, and mother Shruti, last week took Piyusha to a local clinic. But on Thursday, when her condition worsened, they rushed her to a private hospital, where she died during treatment. KDMC has decided to take action against private hospitals which fail to inform it about such patients on time. KDMC standing committee chairman Dipesh Mahatre said, Hospitals must inform the civic body about cases of swine flu and dengue, but the private hospital where Piyusha underwent treatment did not alert us on time. He added, If such incidents happen in the future, we will take action against such private hospitals. In the last two months, three people have died of suspected swine flu in Kalyan-Dombivli civic body limits.
2019-08-04Overflowing rivers and flooded homes: Thane district struggles to stay afloat - Hindustan Times
Overflowing rivers and flooded homes: Thane district struggles to stay afloat Updated: Aug 05, 2019 00:59 IST The overflowing Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers brought the lives of Thane residents to a standstill over the weekend. The water had entered several homes, and had disrupted road connectivity and power supply. As the city is likely to receive heavy rainfall on Monday also, Rajesh Narvekar, the district collector, declared that the schools will remain closed on Monday as a precautionary measure. Residents of around 700 homes in the Khadegolavli area of Kalyan were evacuated to safety on Sunday. Shivaji Patil, deputy collector, Thane district, said, The areas of Kalyan, Diva, Bhiwandi, Vashind, Bhatsai, Shahpur and Khadavli are flooded. We have stationed three Navy teams, two National Disaster Response Force teams and an army team along with boats in these areas to bring residents to safety. In Kalyan's Bhavani Nagar, residents said the water level in their homes had reached the roof. Prashant Bade, 33, a resident of Bhavani Nagar, said, Around 500 houses in our area are flooded, with the water touching the roofs of the chawl. We have a one-storey home, of which the ground floor is completely flooded. We have shifted our belongings to the first floor with a hope that the water does not rise beyond this. The Palava City, a plush township in Dombivli, too was waterlogged, since Sunday afternoon after Ulhas river's water level rose to 19.50 metres, 2.5 metres above its maximum capacity. Nishant Kashyap, 33, a resident of Palava City, said, There was waist-deep water in the buildings near the promenade of the Ulhas river. The building's elevator was closed for operations after water entered the building. Most of the vehicles in the society were submerged under water. On Saturday evening, the authorities had circulated alerts in the areas surrounding the Barvi dam, after it had reached its maximum capacity. On Sunday, around 4.30am, the gates of the dam were opened to release its water and until evening, 20,000 metre per cubic second of water was released from the Barvi dam, district authorities said. By then however, the dam had caused floods in eastern Badlapur. Shabri Ghatwal, 28, a Badlapur resident, said, At my relative's society in Badlapur East, there was knee-deep water. Connectivity hit Patil said the connectivity to Murbad was cut off on Sunday also, as the Raita bridge continued to remain closed for traffic, owing to the overflowing Ulhas river over the bridge. The Pune Link Road, connecting Ulhasnagar to Kalyan, too, was waterlogged and thus closed for traffic. Anil Mangle, police inspector, Thane traffic department, said, The Durgadi bridge in Kalyan is closed for vehicles. The traffic was diverted from Yewai-Bapgaon- Gandhari bridge to Kalyan. We have asked motorists to avoid using the Rajnouli-Kalyan Road due to water-logging. Power outage in some areas The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)cut off the power supply for most of the sub-stations to prevent any electrocution incidents, owing to which, the supply was affected in Badlapur East, Badlapur village, Manda, Titwala, Varap, Maral, Kon, some areas in Kalyan and Khadavli. The supply will be resumed only after the water recedes, informed an MSEDCL spokesperson.
2019-08-04Ulhasnagar: Boy comes in contact with live wire, dies - Times of India
Ulhasnagar: Boy comes in contact with live wire, dies Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 8:00 IST : ULHASNAGAR: A 14-year-old boy was electrocuted in the Camp 3 area of Ulhasnagar on Saturday morning. Manish Chavan was walking when he came in contact with a live high-tension wire lying on the road. He died on the spot. After the incident, locals demanded action against Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) officials, as they held them responsible for the boy's death. The police have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating further.
2019-08-0410,500 evacuated from Thane, Palghar; all talukas flooded - The Indian Express
10,500 evacuated from Thane, Palghar; all talukas flooded Published: August 5, 2019 2:42:43 am THE THANE and Palghar administrations evacuated around 10,500 residents from flooded areas as incessant rain lashed the two districts. While Thane witnessed nearly 271 mm of rainfall, Palghar recorded 190.8 mm in 24 hours beginning 8.30 am on Saturday. Coupled with high tide and rivers in spate, the two districts saw flooding in every taluka. Teams of NDRF, Navy and Army had to be deployed as several rescue operations took place simultaneously in the two districts. Only one casualty was reported after a man went missing near a reservoir in Virar. “Thane city and Kalyan received over 300 mm of rainfall. This itself led to more water coming in than going out. The rain didn’t stop at the time of high tide as well. Moreover, water was also released from the dams,” said an official from Thane collector’s office. Of the people evacuated, more than 8,500 were from Thane taluka only, the collector’s office said. “The biggest evacuation was conducted in Jugaon. We have also evacuated 1,100 people from Kalyan with the help of two NDRF and three Navy teams. Two Army teams were deployed in Shahad and Shahapur,” said Collector Rajesh Narvekar. Several individuals and groups were also involved in rescue operations across Kalyan, Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur and Titwala. In Titwala, two fishermen, Yogesh and Sunil Patil, rescued over 120 people. Several areas like Shahad, Ambivali and Jagtap, which usually remain dry, also faced waterlogging. The residents of Shahad made distress calls after water rose to the second floor in some low-lying areas. “We were staying at a shelter. As water started entering the shelter, we have now moved to a school even our phone charger has been washed away,” said Sonia Kalra, a resident who was rescued by an NGO. Houses that were affected a few days ago after Ulhas river overflowed, again flooded. “Some people in Siddhi Vinayak society had returned home. We evacuated them and asked them to not return until the water subsided,” said an official.
2019-08-0416 children among 58 airlifted by IAF from Thane village - The Indian Express
16 children among 58 airlifted by IAF from Thane village Published: August 5, 2019 2:37:33 am : A civic volunteer wades through waterlogged tracks near Kurla station, on Sunday. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) FIFTY-EIGHT people, including 16 children, were airlifted from Jugaon village in Thane district by a Air Force helicopter after heavy rain marooned the villagers on Sunday. While the village is located a few kilometres from Bhatsa river, officials claimed that the flooding was caused by water flowing from Karjat and Matheran into the area. “The flooding was the result of heavy rain and heavy flow of water from Karjat and Matheran. The Bhatsa river is not overflowing as of now,” Thane District Collector Rajesh Narvekar said. He added that the water had risen suddenly and the Thane administration decided to seek help of the defence forces. “The water suddenly ascended in the morning and all structures in the village are single storey. There was no faster way to evacuate than airlifting the people,” Narvekar said. Local residents said that water had gradually started rising since Saturday evening. “On Saturday evening, water started entering our houses. By night, it was knee deep. We spent the night huddled on chairs and beds. However, the water level kept rising and at one point, there was water all the way to the waist,” said Vinay Mukane (35), a villager. Many animals were washed away as water gushed into the village. “Our paddy sowings had already gone to waste. We had 20 chickens and a goat, all of them got washed away. I somehow managed to hold on to our children,” Anjali Mukane, his wife, said. People walk through a waterlogged railway crossing at Chunabhatti station (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) As the situation worsened, the villagers frantically started calling the district administration for help. “We called the sarpanch, the talathi, the local police station. Never had I felt so certain of dying. Finally, when someone said they are sending a helicopter, we all rushed out of our houses,” resident Anand Jadhav said. The Thane administration requested the Air Force for help, which deployed a Mi17 aircraft for the rescue operation. The helicopter made two sorties to rescue 58 residents. “Had we stayed for 10 more minutes, we would have been submerged along with our houses,” said Reshma Jadhav, a mother of a 6-month-old girl and a four-year-old boy.
2019-08-04IAF helicopter deployed to rescue 35 stranded in Thane - The Tribune India
Rain batters Maharashtra; armed forces to the rescue Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 11:07 PM (IST) : Maharashtra government enlisted armed forces in rescue operations as heavy rain battered the state on Sunday, bringing several places to a complete halt. An Mi-17 helicopter airlifted 35 people stranded at the Ju-Nandkhuri village at Khadavli in Thane district as water levels rose around them. The rescued were brought to Mumbai’s Juhu air field. Officials said all the major rivers in and around Mumbai and coastal Konkan were in spate. Authorities were forced to release water from overflowing dams. In Mumbai, Indian Navy and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent in inflatable boats to rescue people from low-lying areas. “We have rescued people from Bandra and Kurla in Mumbai as the Mithi river has breached its banks,” an official from the city police control room said. Officials said some 400 people were moved to safety. As Ulhas river rose dangerously, residents of Thane, Kalyan and Badlapur were moved to higher ground. An overflowing Kadakvasla dam caused flood in several parts of Pune after authorities released some of the dam’s water on Sunday morning. Authorities evacuated people in Nashik to safer places after Godavari river showed signs of breaching its banks. Flooded railway tracks affected train services on the Central Railway for the second consecutive day, but it did not have much impact because it was a Sunday. Resident’s of Mumbai’s western suburban Kandivli made used makeshift plywood rafts to transport essentials like bottled water and biscuits to people stranded in their flooded homes. The weather department says Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, and Ratnagiri has been seeing heavy rainfall since Friday, causing flood in several places. Heavy rain also caused minor delay in flight operations, officials said. District officials have declared a holiday on Monday in several places after the Indian Meteorological Department warned of more heavy rain. Schools will remain closed in Pune, Palghar and Thane districts, officials said.
2019-08-04Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: IAF Chopper Arrives in Thane on CM's Request; Vasai-Virar Train Services Resume After Hours - News18
With No Respite in Sight, Maha CM Fadnavis Allows Workers to Report Late; Schools, Colleges Shut Updated:August 4, 2019, 11:39 PM IST : Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining regions crippled normal life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in afternoon. While a 52-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son were killed after they suffered an electric shock when they touched the door of their water-logged house in suburban Santacruz, a 10-year-old boy died and his younger sister injured after a wall of their house collapsed in Lonavala in Pune district, police said. In Palghar, a 16-year-old boy drowned after he was swept away in flood in Vikaramgadh taluka on Sunday morning, a district official said. In suburban Goregaon, four persons, including two children, were injured when boulders loosened by the wet soil fell on six vacant houses, police said, adding 50 residents of the area were shifted to safer places after the incident. The day of wet spell witnessed at least two rescue operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) with Mi 17 choppers. In the first operation, at least 58 people, including 16 children, stranded at Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area in Thane district were rescued from their water-logged homes. However, another Mi 17 chopper had to abort the operation to rescue 15 people stranded in Buranda village in Palghar due to heavy rains and poor visibility, an IAF official said. In Mumbai, at least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river were evacuated on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains, officials said. As rains intensified and Met department forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in the city and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in the next 24 hours, the state government has sought six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to tackle any eventuality. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250mm downpour, IMD's deputy director KS Hosalikar said. Rains also lashed Nashik, Pune, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, where water-logging was witnessed in various localities and rivers in full spate. Authorities have declared holiday for schools in Thane, Pune, Nashik and Raigad districts on Monday with the prediction of heavy rains, authorities said. Thane and Palghar districts and Navi Mumbai town have been witnessing incessant rains since the last two days and a number of incidents of tree fall were reported from these localities, an official said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also allowed employees of government and semi-government institutions to report late to work. The state government also appealed people to stay safe at home if it is not necessary to go out. The chronic issue of water-logging of rail tracks returned to haunt Mumbai commuters who faced hardships on second consecutive day due to suspension of suburban services on the main line and harbour line on Karjat and Panvel sections. Being a Sunday, most of the office-goers were spared of hardships caused by the suspension of local train services. Due to the accumulation of water on tracks at a few sections, the Central Railway's services on the Main Line and Harbour Line between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (in Mumbai) and Karjat, Kasaraand Khopoli were suspended since 8 am, its chief spokesman Sunil Udasi said. "This has been done as a precautionary measure to avoid hardships to commuters later...the situation will be reviewed every hour," he said. However, the train services on Trans-Harbour Line and fourth corridor of Kharkopar were normal, he said. Due to water-logging and crashing of boulders between Karjat (located in neighbouring Raigad district) and Lonavala hill town (in Pune district) in the Western Ghats section, several Mumbai-bound trains were terminated, diverted or cancelled, an official at the CR control room said. The rail route from Pune to Mumbai was also closed, he added. Besides local trains, some long distance trains like Duranto, Konark Express, Amritsar Express and Devgiri Express were stuck near Igatpuri (in Nashik district), and Aatgaon and Khardi near Kalyan, another Central Railway official said. On Saturday as well, the services on the main line and harbour line remained suspended for several hours due to heavy rains coupled with high tide and overflowing of Mithi river. A Mumbai airport spokesperson on Sunday said two incoming flights were diverted and six had to make a go-around due to the heavy rains. Many long-distance trains were either cancelled or short-terminated. Due to the downpour, the Mumbai-Goa national highway was shut for road traffic due to rise in the water levels of Jagbudi and Vashishti rivers in the Konkan region. In Palghar, heavy rains led to water levels rising over the tracks in some sections, leading to suspension of train services between Vasai and Virar towns in the morning hours, a Western Railway official said. All Mail and Express trains were stopped on the Western line due to flooding on tracks near Nalasopara, he said. However, trains were moving on the Vasai-Churchgate and Virar-Dadar sections, he added. The Thane district administration also asked residents of villages located on the banks of Barvi and Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places as there was flooding in those areas due to release of water from the Barvi dam. Thousands of people in Thane and Palghar districts were affected on Sunday by power outage after sub-stations were submerged and transformers damaged due to heavy rains. Authorities in Pune have issued an advisory asking people to be alert as the situation could turn "critical", and ordered schools and colleges to be shut on Monday. Seven members of a family stranded at a house in the water-logged Kamshet area were also rescued by a team of the NDRF, an official from the agency said. With more water being released from the Khadakwasla dam, water gushed into several low-lying areas in Balewadi, Baner, Aundh, Yerwada, Sinhgad Road and Bopodi. In Nashik district, heavy rains and release of water from Gangapur dam into the Godavari river caused a flood-like situation in some areas of the district. In coastal Ratnagiri district, an SUV carrying six persons was swept away in a flooded river, police said. While five of them were rescued, one person is still missing. Meanwhile, opposition parties hit out at the chief minister for being on a poll yatra even as the state continued to face the brunt of heavy rains. "If the government does not take immediate steps to provide respite, we along with citizens will take over the disaster control cell. People of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Pen, Nashik, Sangli and Kolhapur are suffering due to rains and the state government is busy taking care of the CM's yatra," Congress campaign committee chief Nana Patole said.
2019-08-04Thane administration shifts 8.5k persons as Barvi Dam rages beyond full capacity - United News of India
Thane administration shifts 8.5k persons as Barvi Dam rages beyond full capacity Thane, Aug 4 (UNI) : Around 8,500 persons from the Diva town of this district were shifted to safe location on Sunday as a precautionary measure, since the Barvi dam was overflowing following two days of intense rain informed a civic official. Involving the personnels of the Army, Fire Brigade and the Thane Disaster Respnse Force(TDRF), the operation was carried out with seven boats, stated Regional Disaster Management Cell's Chief Santosh Kadam. "In light of the Barvi dam being full due to heavy rains since the last two days, these people have been rescued and shifted as the water bodies are likely to be flooded," he said.
2019-08-04Monsoon Updates: Maha govt issues advisory for next 24 hours, NDRF teams deployed - India Today
Monsoon Updates: Maha govt issues advisory for next 24 hours, NDRF teams deployed August 05, 2019 00:18 IST : Intense monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Maharashtra leaving a few people dead and hundreds stranded yesterday while several rivers were in spate in Gujarat, though the situation improved slightly in flood-hit eastern states of Bihar and Assam. The IMD predicted very heavy rains for the next 48 hours in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar, and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places. The BMC issued an advisory asking Mumbaikars not to venture into sea or in water-logged areas. The heavy water-logging in Mumbai disrupted suburban rail services with trains being delayed or suspended which is likely to continue today. Operations at Mumbai airport are also being delayed with some flights being cancelled as well. The situation not only worsened in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Navi Mumbai, but heavy to very heavy rains have also been predicted in South Gujarat today. Many rivers are flowing near the danger mark in Gujarat, keeping authorities on their toes. NDRF teams have been deployed for rescue operations in several districts. Meanwhile, rains are also expected to lash Delhi-NCR which may lead to traffic snarls.
2019-08-04Monsoon mayhem: 8,500 people rescued in Mumbai, city gets full rain quota - Hindustan Times
Monsoon mayhem: 8,500 people rescued in Mumbai, city gets full rain quota Updated: Aug 05, 2019 11:05 IST : In a season marked by intense spells of rain and the wettest July on record, Mumbai by Sunday received a season’s total of 2,394.3mm of rain compared to an annual season’s average of 2,317.2mm, with 57 days left for the monsoon to officially end. The day was marked by more flooding, evacuations, deaths, public transport disruptions and kilometres-long traffic jams in the city and the extended Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) that encompasses nine municipal corporations including Navi Mumbai, Thane and Panvel. In a 15-hour operation on Sunday, the Indian Army and the Thane Municipal Corporation personnel rescued more than 8,500 people stranded in flooded Diva – around 50km north-east of Mumbai. The flood was caused after authorities decided to release water from the overflowing Barvi dam. In neighbouring Kalyan, also in MMR, authorities airlifted 59 people to safety, while in Mumbai city, 400 people living in Kurla on the banks of the polluted Mithi river were evacuated after the river swelled to “dangerous” level on Sunday morning. Later in the day, two people died of electrocution in Vakola, north-west Mumbai, following which residents held a ‘rasta roko’ on the arterial Western Express Highway for close to 45 minutes, holding up traffic. In Dharavi, a man, in his 20s, fell into the overflowing Mithi River and is suspected to have drowned. Santosh Kadam, chief officer of the Regional Disaster Management Cell, Thane, said, “An Indian Army team along with our disaster response team and fire brigade helped rescue the villagers. We have shifted all these people to civic schools in Thane, Mumbra.” With nowhere to go, at least a 1,000 rescued people from Mumbra and Diva spent the night at the two railway stations. residents of Jugaon village in Khadavli in Thane district were stranded on Sunday after Kalyan received 307.6mm of rain in 24 hours, causing Ulhas River to overflow. “On the request of the state government, the Indian Air Force deployed an Mi-17 helicopter to rescue the stranded people,” a defence spokesperson said. The rescued residents were brought to the Air Force base camp in Kolshet in Thane. “The villagers were provided with food and medical aid. They can stay in TMC schools till it is safe for them to return to their villages,” the spokesperson added. Meanwhile, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) evacuated 400 people in Kranti Nagar, Kurla after a swollen Mithi River threatened to submerge their homes. The city’s Disaster Management Cell department moved the evacuated residents to nearby Bazarwad municipal school, where they are being provided food and water and are being attended to by doctors. “They residents were asked to carry only cash and important documents,” a disaster management official told HT. “Mithi’s water level touched the ‘dangerous’ mark at 3.5 metres at 7am and rose to 4 metres at 9.15am.” Earlier, on July 27, over a thousand passengers stranded in Mahalaxmi Express between the flooded Vagani and Badlapur, were rescued by the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF), Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Army. The 24-hour rainfall – 204mm – recorded between 8.30am Saturday and 8.30am Sunday is among the highest August figures since 2011. On August 30, 2017, Mumbai recorded 331.4mm of rain, the highest for the decade, while 232.9 was recorded on August 29, 2011. The all-time August 24-hour rain was recorded on August 23, 1997 at 346.2mm. Incessant rain for two days resulted waterlogged railway tracks on both Central and Harbour suburban rail lines in Mumbai. Central Railway services were suspended for 12 hours, and resumed only at 7.52 pm. Mumbai Airport saw flight delays through the day, with more than 350 flights affected. Rainfall on Saturday and Sunday was primarily driven by thunderstorms, said experts. “High orography (presence of mountains or hills in a particular area obstructing rain) around Thane district seems to be among the main reasons for more rainfall activity compared to Mumbai,” said Akshay Deoras, meteorologist and PhD researcher at the department of meteorology, University of Reading, UK. “Hills can obstruct cloud movement or assist in triggering thunderstorms, which leads to intense precipitation in such cases.”
2019-08-04Thane police rescues people stranded in flood water - Big News Network
Thane police rescues people stranded in flood water 5th August 2019, 00:55 GMT+10 : Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Thane police teams have rescued several people who were stranded in floods due to heavy rains here. The DCP Traffic, Thane, said, "Since morning today, the city police have rescued many people using ropes and boats. People were stuck in floodwater after heavy rains in Kalyan-Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Ulhas, Thane, etc."The overall situation is under control, the DCP added. Earlier in the day, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said, "Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, received very heavy to isolated extremely heavy rainfall in last 24 hours. The intensity of rainfall will continue for the next 3 to 4 hours as seen from satellite and radar images latest. The rainfall varied from 100 mm city side to 250 mm plus in suburbs, Thane, Navi Mumbai."
2019-08-04Maharashtra: Power supply disconnected after heavy rains in Thane, Palghar - India Today
Maharashtra: Power supply disconnected after heavy rains in Thane, Palghar UPDATED: August 4, 2019 18:47 IST : Thousands of people in Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra were affected on Sunday by power outage after substations were submerged and transformers damaged due to heavy rains. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company public relations officer Vishwajeet Bhosale, in a statement, said that power supply was stopped from Vasai substation as a precautionary measure. "Around 1.50 lakh customers in Vasai, Girij, Sandor, Kolar, Navghar, Sativali, Sun City, Vasai West and Mavelpada have been affected by this," the release said. Bhosale said that 68,000 people in Kalyan subdivision, including in Manda, Titwala, Varap, Maral, Kon and Khadavali, were also affected due to the disconnection of electricity supply. It informed that heavy rains had caused water to enter Shahapur switching centre, leading to power outage in that town, and had also damaged the feeder line at Dhasai and Asangaon. "Badlapur is affected due to waterlogging. The level of Ulhas river is rising. All four feeders in Sonivali have been switched off," Bhosale said.
2019-08-04Thane: Diva creek near brim after downpour, 600 evacuated - Times of India
Thane: Diva creek near brim after downpour, 600 evacuated Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 9:12 IST : THANE: Hundreds of families living in chawls and buildings abutting the Diva creek were evacuated on Saturday after water levels in the inundated stretches failed to recede. A similar evacuation drive was conducted last week after water from the creek started entering residential areas. Officials from the Mumbra ward office said that roads and drains in Salvi Nagar and Omkar Nagar in Sabe village near the creek continued to be submerged even after rain subsided. It is learnt that close to 600 people were ordered to be immediately shifted to nearby schools and community halls. A civic official said they had formed teams to assess the situation and were using inflatable boats and also walking through waters asking people to shift out as the stretch could get inundated due to release of water from the dam. During the day, several roads, housing complexes and homes in the low-lying areas of Thane were inundated with muddy waters, silt and floating materials. Thane recorded 206mm rain in the 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday, with 65% of it recorded after Friday midnight. On Saturday morning, the initial moderate showers turned heavy by 9am as gusty winds at a speed of 40-50 kmph brought the city to a near-halt. The continuous downpour resulted in uncleaned nullahs spilling out rubbish all over, while rainwater sweeping from the Yeoor hills triggered waterlogging at 39 spots for several hours. Most residents chose to stay indoors following the advisory by the district administration here against coming out in the rains and schools and colleges too called off classes to avoid chaos. Public transport took a major hit as the overflowing spots along Ghodbunder Road forced Thane Municipal Transport to suspend operations for a few hours, while train services came to a halt earlier in the day. Waterlogging at Mankoli affected traffic on the Mumbai-Nashik highway and traffic movement stopped for few hours, said API Anil Mangale of Thane traffic police. Housing enclaves along Ghodbunder Road remained flooded while in the working class neighborhood of MHADA Chawls in Vartak Nagar, rainwater gushed into homes. Luckily, as the Thane municipal administration had alerted residents that intense rainfall was to continue in the city following fresh cautionaries from the IMD, fewer people had ventured out of their homes. Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar also declared a holiday for all schools in the district in the wake of heavy rains early in the morning.
2019-08-04Mumbai Rains: Houses submerged under floodwater in Thane, Kalyan; IMD issues red alert | Latest Updates - India TV News
Mumbai Rains: Houses submerged under floodwater in Thane, Kalyan; IMD issues red alert Updated on: August 04, 2019 20:02 IST : Rains Live Updates, Mumbai Rains Latest News: Yet again, Mumbai has been brought to its knees as incessant downpour continues in India's financial capital. Heavy rains continue to pound Mumbai and adjoining suburbs this weekend, leading to water-logging in several areas. The water level on railway tracks too rose due to high tide in the Arabian sea coupled with rains, which caused water to flow backwards towards the Kurla, Sion and Chunabhati section. We are getting you minute-by-minute inputs and latest news on Mumbai rains and its subsequent impact on rail, road and air services. Keep following this blog for latest news on Mumbai rains: Mumbai Rains Latest News: 8:38 pm: 50 patients and 120 hospital staff were rescued from Surya Mother And Child Care Superspeciality Hospital, Hinjewadi in Pune, today. 7:48 pm: Flood-like situation in Daman after water was released from Madhuban Dam, following heavy rains in the area. 7:14 pm: Schools in Thane district will remain closed on 5th August, due to the possibility of heavy rainfall. 6:33 pm: The rainfall intensity is very likely to continue for the next 24 hours and decrease thereafter over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra during next 2 days, says IMD 5:44 pm: All schools to remain closed in Nashik on 5th August, in view of continuous rainfall in the city. 5:19 pm: IAF rescues 58 people, including 16 children from rain-hit Thane 5:05 pm: Houses have been submerged in floodwater in Kalyan, Thane 4:43 pm: One died & one injured in a wall collapse incident at Lonavala, Pune, early morning today following continuous rainfall in the region. 4:03 pm: Two Indian Air Force helicopters rescue people stuck in flood at Mendhar village of Gandevi taluka in Navsari district. 3:40 pm: People rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team at flood-affected Kanhe village in Raigad. 3:14 pm: A cow stuck in flood being rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team in Kamshet, Pune 2:52 pm: Locals being rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team at flood-affected Kanhe village in Raigad. 2:39 pm: A cow stuck in flood being rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team in Kamshet, Pune. 2:35 pm: High tide at Marine Drive in Mumbai, today. 2:20 pm: Trains diverted, cancelled in Mumbai due to incessant rains. 2:17 pm: Exercise caution as you venture out in these water-logged areas: Nehru Nagar SCLR Bridge, Chembur Naik Nagar Signal, Sion Dahisar Subway Magathane Bridge Netaji Nagar, Andheri Shraddha Junction, Kurla Chincholi Port Road, New Link Road, Malad Sion Junction, Railway Station Andheri Subway Gandhi Nagar, Ghatkopar Lokmanya Tilak Ganesh Nagar Visarjan Talao, Jogeshwari. J.V.L.R Junction, Jogeshwari Durga Nagar Junction, JVLR. 2:15 pm: District Information Office, Pune: 41756 cusec of water will be released from Khadakwasla Dam on Mutha river today at 3.00 pm. 1:43 pm: More than 500 families are being shifted to safer places by Pune Municipal corporation following flood-like situation in city. 1:17 pm: Water enters houses in Sanghvi area of Pune following heavy rainfall in the region. 12:26 pm: Four injured in a landslide at Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Goregaon East. The injured have been shifted to hospital. More details awaited. 11:16 am: Intense spells of rain likely to continue till afternoon today. Do not venture out unless absolutely necessary. Take adequate precautions: Mumbai Police 11:00 am: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has so far deployed eight teams in Maharashtra. 10:56 am: Water logging in parts of the city following incessant rainfall. Visuals from Vakola. 10:06 am: Goods train stranded as water flows over railway tracks of Kasara railway station
2019-08-04Flood alert in Badlapur, Ambernath and Kalyan - Times of India
Flood alert in Badlapur, Ambernath and Kalyan Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 9:23 IST : Thane collector Rajesh Narvekar on Saturday night issued a warning about water level in Barvi dam rising and appealed to people in low-lying areas of Badlapur, Ambernath, Kalyan and Titwala to shift to other areas as water could be released from the dam any time soon. If the dam water is released it will enter the Ulhas river. About the rain in Mumbai region, K S Hosalikar, deputy director general, Regional IMD, said that the entire effect of the existing weather system which was giving heavy rains to Mumbai was more towards the north of the city and therefore parts of Mumbai suburbs, Kandivli, Dahisar, Borivli, Bhandup, Powai, Mulund and also places in Thane district and Palghar received more rain. There is a circulation over Odisha that has developed into a low pressure into north west Bay of Bengal. Though the distance is far, it has a great effect in the way of strengthening the westerly winds over the west coast. Generally whenever such a system develops over the north west Bay of Bengal and moves inwards the west coast gets active. Mostly it is the North Konkan which gets more intense rains in such a scenario, said Hosalikar.
2019-08-04Mumbai Rains: Holiday Declared for Schools in Thane, Palghar - News18
Mumbai Rains: Holiday Declared for Schools in Thane, Palghar Updated:August 4, 2019, 9:15 PM IST : Thane: Incessant downpour in Thane and Palghar districts over the past couple of days, which led to flooding in several areas, has prompted the administration to declare a holiday for schools on Monday. Thane district collector Rajesh Narvekar issued orders to this effect on Sunday. He said the schools will remain shut on Monday as a precautionary measure. Palghar district collector Dr Kailas Shinde also declared a holiday for all the schools in the district.
2019-08-04Maharashtra: IAF helicopter rescues 58 people from flood-hit Thane - Big News Network
Maharashtra: IAF helicopter rescues 58 people from flood-hit Thane 5th August 2019, 01:37 GMT+10 : Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): An Indian Air Force helicopter rescued 58 people, including 16 children, stuck in floods in Khadavali area here on Sunday. "The operation was challenging due to the bad weather but we rescued 58 citizens. We are taking care of their needs and are providing basic treatment to them," said IAF officer Subhash. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and local police have also been carrying out rescue and relief operations across the state after water burst into cities due to swelled up rivers and days of incessant rains. The helicopter was deployed on request from the state government for rescue operations. Local police also rescued several people stuck in floodwater using ropes and boats in the affected areas. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted that the rain is likely to continue for the next 24 hours and decrease thereafter over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra.
2019-08-04Army, Thane civic body to the rescue of 8.5K in Diva - Hindustan Times
Army, Thane civic body to the rescue of 8.5K in Diva Updated: Aug 05, 2019 00:44 IST : The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and Indian Army rushed to the rescue of more than 8,500 residents stranded in Diva, thanks to the heavy rain and release of water from Barvi dam. In the 15-hour operation, residents were rescued using boats and ropes and shifted to higher areas such as civic schools and residential buildings. The water didn’t recede even late at night, forcing residents to take overnight shelters in schools and nearby buildings. Santosh Kadam, chief officer of Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) in Thane, said, “There was waterlogging at several places since 4.30am. We had kept seven boats in Diva along with ropes and other rescue equipment. Our own fire brigade team, Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) and an army team helped to rescue the 8,500 villagers.” Civic officials and local corporators also joined the rescue operation. Manish Joshi, deputy municipal commissioner, TMC, said, “The low-lying areas of Diva, Sabe village, Desai and Dativli were waterlogged. We decided to rescue these people as water 7-8ft deep. We went from chawl to chawl and urged people to move out of their homes. We had seven motorised boats which were used to rescue women, children and senior citizens. The men were rescued using ropes. We provided food and other essential to those rescued. The operation was closed after 8pm.” Rohidas Munde, 40, a resident of Diva, said, “Most of the areas in Diva started flooding since the wee hours of Sunday. It was not easy to stay put in our homes as water was almost waist-deep. The corporation and army people came to our rescue and shifted most of the residents.” Another resident, Sheela Tribhuvane, 45, said, “The Army and TMC were prompt in helping us.” LANDSLIDE IN MUMBRA Around 70 people were shifted to safety from Mumbra after a landslide destroyed four homes. Twenty-five houses in Patlipada were evacuated. A traffic officer said, “Ghodbunder Road was shut for sometime in the morning as most stretches were flooded.” Kadam said more than 66 trees fell across the city, while water logging was seen at around 40 spots. The residents of Srirang Vrundavan society too were rescued by boats.
2019-08-04IAF helicopter rescues 58 people from flood-hit Thane - The Asian Age
IAF helicopter rescues 58 people from flood-hit Thane Published : Aug 4, 2019, 9:19 pm IST : Thane: An Indian Air Force helicopter rescued 58 people, including 16 children, stuck in floods in Khadavali area here on Sunday. "The operation was challenging due to the bad weather but we rescued 58 citizens. We are taking care of their needs and are providing basic treatment to them," said IAF officer Subhash. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and local police have also been carrying out rescue and relief operations across the state after water burst into cities due to swelled up rivers and days of incessant rains. The helicopter was deployed on request from the state government for rescue operations. Local police also rescued several people stuck in floodwater using ropes and boats in the affected areas. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted that the rain is likely to continue for the next 24 hours and decrease thereafter over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra.
2019-08-04Thane administration shifts 8.5k persons as Barvi Dam rages beyond full capacity - United News of India
Thane administration shifts 8.5k persons as Barvi Dam rages beyond full capacity Thane, Aug 4 (UNI) : Around 8,500 persons from the Diva town of this district were shifted to safe location on Sunday as a precautionary measure, since the Barvi dam was overflowing following two days of intense rain informed a civic official. Involving the personnels of the Army, Fire Brigade and the Thane Disaster Respnse Force(TDRF), the operation was carried out with seven boats, stated Regional Disaster Management Cell's Chief Santosh Kadam. "In light of the Barvi dam being full due to heavy rains since the last two days, these people have been rescued and shifted as the water bodies are likely to be flooded," he said.
2019-08-04Maharashtra ACB books cop, two civic officials in separate DA cases - Times of India
Maharashtra ACB books cop, two civic officials in separate DA cases Updated: Aug 5, 2019, 17:48 IST : THANE: The Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau has registered disproportionate assets (DA) cases against a former senior police inspector, a Zilla Parishad executive engineer and a deputy tax collector for having excess income cumulatively valued at Rs 1.78 crore, an official said on Monday. Former senior inspector Shahaji Jadhav, who had served with Thane police, is accused of having excess assets of Rs 41.65 lakh, which is 47 per cent more than his known sources of income, Thane Unit ACB Superintendent of Police Mahesh Patil said. Patil said Jadhav collected this amount between 1985 and 2015 and a case was filed against him following an inquiry at the Wagle Estate police station. Sanjay Baviskar, then Executive Engineer of the Rural Water Supply Scheme of the Thane Zilla Parishad, and four others including his wife, were booked for having extra assets worth Rs 1.03 crore, accumulated between 1989 and 2015, which was 45.46 per cent more than his known sources of income, the ACB SP informed. In the third case, Sunil Bane, then deputy tax collector of the Vigilance Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, and his wife were booked for excess income of Rs 33.02 lakh, he said. This is 30.38 per cent more than his known sources of income and it was got between 2000 and 2014, the SP said, adding that a case had been registered in Rabodi police station in neighbouring Navi Mumbai. All of them have been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Patil informed.
2019-08-04Thane comes to a complete standstill - Mumbai Mirror
Thane comes to a complete standstill Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 06:00 IST : The staff of the state transport depot in Thane West push out a bus Public transport system gives in; schools and colleges ordered shut. Rain disrupted the daily routines of people in Thane on Saturday, as the public transport system came to a complete halt because of waterlogged streets. Thane received 220 mm of rain on Friday and Saturday morning. Almost all the roads were submerged on Saturday and several of them were closed for vehicular movement. The worst affected areas were Naupada, Nitin Company Junction, Thane Station Road, Upvan and Rabodi. There were 14 incidents of tree falling. There were also two incidents of wall and roof collapse. One unknown person sustained grievous injury when the roof caved in. The Thane collector ordered schools and colleges shut. The upscale Hirananadani complex witnessed a sudden flood. Shops in Arcadia mall were damaged. “I spent nearly 30 lakh renovating my shop and had goods worth Rs 30 lakh that got damaged. I am facing a huge loss,” said Balaji Rajput, owner of Shreeji Telecom. “Our policemen are deployed at all the critical locations to help and guide citizens and man the traffic. I would urge citizens to not to go out of their house unless it’s urgent,” Police Commissioner Vivek Phansalkar said.
2019-08-04After Continuous Downpour in Mumbai and Thane, IMD Forecasts Extremely Heavy Rainfall on Sunday - News18
Mumbai Rains LIVE: 4 Injured in Goregaon Landslide, 400 Evacuated from Kranti Nagar; Train Services Hit August 4, 2019, 11:55 AM IST : Mumbai Rains LIVE: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in the city and predicted heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty winds for Sunday. The IMD further issued a warning of high tide during the afternoon.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has advised the residents of Mumbai against venturing into the sea or in water-logged areas in view of the IMD warning. Overnight heavy rains crippled normal life and disrupted rail and air traffic on Sunday morning. At least 4 people were injured in a landslide that occurred in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, near Nurani Masjid in Dindoshi, Goregaon East and a 16-year-old boy was washed away in flood in the adjoining Palghar district. Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour for the second day in a row, with no immediate respite likely as the weather office here predicted more showers throughout the day. According to the city civic body, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in the city and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in next 24 hours. The city, its neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts and Navi Mumbai town were witnessing incessant rains since last two days and a number of incidents of tree fall were reported from there, an official said. In the last 24 hours, the city received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250 mm downpour, IMD's deputy director K S Hosalikar said. Being a Sunday, most of the office-goers were spared of hardships caused by the suspension of local train services on various routes. Due to the accumulation of water on tracks at a few sections following heavy and continuous rains, the Central Railway's services on the Main Line and Harbour Line between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (in Mumbai) and Karjat, Kasaraand Khopoli were suspended since 8 am, its chief spokesman Sunil Udasi said. "This has been done as a precautionary measure to avoid hardships to commuters later...the situation will be reviewed every hour," he said. However, the train services on Trans-Harbour Line and fourth corridor of Kharkopar was running normally, he said. Due to water-logging and crashing of boulders between Karjat (located in neighbouring Raigad district) and Lonavala hill town (in Pune district) in the Western Ghats section, several Mumbai-bound trains were terminated, diverted or cancelled, an official at the CR control room said. The rail route from Pune to Mumbai was also closed, he added. Besides local trains, some long distance trains like Duranto, Konark Express, Amritsar Express and Devgiri Express were stuck near Igatpuri (in Nashik district), and Aatgaon and Khardi near Kalyan, another Central Railway official said. A Mumbai airport spokesperson said two incoming flights were diverted and six had to make a go around due to the heavy rains. In Palghar, heavy rains led to water levels rising over tracks in some sections, leading to suspension of train services between Vasai and Virar towns, a Western Railway official said. All Mail and Express trains were stopped on the Western line due to flooding on tracks near Nalasopara, he said. However, trains were moving on the Vasai-Churchgate and Virar-Dadar sections, he added. A 16-year-old boy was feared drowned after he was swept away in the flood in Vikaramgadh taluka of Palghar on Saturday, a district official said, adding that a search was on to trace him. According to Hosalikar, heavy rains will continue to lash Mumbai during the day. "Rainfall to continue with gusty winds. High tide of 4.5 m plus today afternoon, and surcharged Mithi river.... Avoid outing as far as possible. Sea will be rough, fisherman warnings, heavy rainfall warnings in place. Watch for IMD weather updates please," he said in a tweet. Some residents were evacuated from areas around the Mithi river, the BMC said in a statement. Food packets and water were provided to all at the relief camp, it added. The Thane district administration also asked residents of villages located on the banks of Barvi and Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places as there was flooding in those areas due to release of water from the Barvi dam.
2019-08-04After Continuous Downpour in Mumbai and Thane, IMD Forecasts Extremely Heavy Rainfall on Sunday - News18
With No Respite in Sight, Maha CM Fadnavis Allows Workers to Report Late; Schools, Colleges Shut Updated:August 4, 2019, 11:39 PM IST : Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining regions crippled normal life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in afternoon. While a 52-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son were killed after they suffered an electric shock when they touched the door of their water-logged house in suburban Santacruz, a 10-year-old boy died and his younger sister injured after a wall of their house collapsed in Lonavala in Pune district, police said. In Palghar, a 16-year-old boy drowned after he was swept away in flood in Vikaramgadh taluka on Sunday morning, a district official said. In suburban Goregaon, four persons, including two children, were injured when boulders loosened by the wet soil fell on six vacant houses, police said, adding 50 residents of the area were shifted to safer places after the incident. The day of wet spell witnessed at least two rescue operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) with Mi 17 choppers. In the first operation, at least 58 people, including 16 children, stranded at Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area in Thane district were rescued from their water-logged homes. However, another Mi 17 chopper had to abort the operation to rescue 15 people stranded in Buranda village in Palghar due to heavy rains and poor visibility, an IAF official said. In Mumbai, at least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river were evacuated on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains, officials said. As rains intensified and Met department forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in the city and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in the next 24 hours, the state government has sought six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to tackle any eventuality. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250mm downpour, IMD's deputy director KS Hosalikar said. Rains also lashed Nashik, Pune, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, where water-logging was witnessed in various localities and rivers in full spate. Authorities have declared holiday for schools in Thane, Pune, Nashik and Raigad districts on Monday with the prediction of heavy rains, authorities said. Thane and Palghar districts and Navi Mumbai town have been witnessing incessant rains since the last two days and a number of incidents of tree fall were reported from these localities, an official said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also allowed employees of government and semi-government institutions to report late to work. The state government also appealed people to stay safe at home if it is not necessary to go out. The chronic issue of water-logging of rail tracks returned to haunt Mumbai commuters who faced hardships on second consecutive day due to suspension of suburban services on the main line and harbour line on Karjat and Panvel sections. Being a Sunday, most of the office-goers were spared of hardships caused by the suspension of local train services. Due to the accumulation of water on tracks at a few sections, the Central Railway's services on the Main Line and Harbour Line between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (in Mumbai) and Karjat, Kasaraand Khopoli were suspended since 8 am, its chief spokesman Sunil Udasi said. "This has been done as a precautionary measure to avoid hardships to commuters later...the situation will be reviewed every hour," he said. However, the train services on Trans-Harbour Line and fourth corridor of Kharkopar were normal, he said. Due to water-logging and crashing of boulders between Karjat (located in neighbouring Raigad district) and Lonavala hill town (in Pune district) in the Western Ghats section, several Mumbai-bound trains were terminated, diverted or cancelled, an official at the CR control room said. The rail route from Pune to Mumbai was also closed, he added. Besides local trains, some long distance trains like Duranto, Konark Express, Amritsar Express and Devgiri Express were stuck near Igatpuri (in Nashik district), and Aatgaon and Khardi near Kalyan, another Central Railway official said. On Saturday as well, the services on the main line and harbour line remained suspended for several hours due to heavy rains coupled with high tide and overflowing of Mithi river. A Mumbai airport spokesperson on Sunday said two incoming flights were diverted and six had to make a go-around due to the heavy rains. Many long-distance trains were either cancelled or short-terminated. Due to the downpour, the Mumbai-Goa national highway was shut for road traffic due to rise in the water levels of Jagbudi and Vashishti rivers in the Konkan region. In Palghar, heavy rains led to water levels rising over the tracks in some sections, leading to suspension of train services between Vasai and Virar towns in the morning hours, a Western Railway official said. All Mail and Express trains were stopped on the Western line due to flooding on tracks near Nalasopara, he said. However, trains were moving on the Vasai-Churchgate and Virar-Dadar sections, he added. The Thane district administration also asked residents of villages located on the banks of Barvi and Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places as there was flooding in those areas due to release of water from the Barvi dam. Thousands of people in Thane and Palghar districts were affected on Sunday by power outage after sub-stations were submerged and transformers damaged due to heavy rains. Authorities in Pune have issued an advisory asking people to be alert as the situation could turn "critical", and ordered schools and colleges to be shut on Monday. Seven members of a family stranded at a house in the water-logged Kamshet area were also rescued by a team of the NDRF, an official from the agency said. With more water being released from the Khadakwasla dam, water gushed into several low-lying areas in Balewadi, Baner, Aundh, Yerwada, Sinhgad Road and Bopodi. In Nashik district, heavy rains and release of water from Gangapur dam into the Godavari river caused a flood-like situation in some areas of the district. In coastal Ratnagiri district, an SUV carrying six persons was swept away in a flooded river, police said. While five of them were rescued, one person is still missing. Meanwhile, opposition parties hit out at the chief minister for being on a poll yatra even as the state continued to face the brunt of heavy rains. "If the government does not take immediate steps to provide respite, we along with citizens will take over the disaster control cell. People of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Pen, Nashik, Sangli and Kolhapur are suffering due to rains and the state government is busy taking care of the CM's yatra," Congress campaign committee chief Nana Patole said.
2019-08-04Maharashtra Rains: Schools in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli to Remain Shut on Monday Due to Heavy Downpour - LatestLY
Maharashtra Rains: Schools in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli to Remain Shut on Monday Due to Heavy Downpour Aug 04, 2019 06:20 PM IST : Mumbai, August 4: As heavy downpour almost submerging India's financial capital and its suburbs, schools in Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli to remain shut on Monday. The order has been issued by the district administration, citing flood-like situations in the region. Earlier, similar orders were issued for Pune and Nasik. Issuing an order for the Thane, District Collector Rajesh Narvekar stated, as quoted by news agency ANI, "Schools in Thane district will remain closed on 5th August, due to the possibility of heavy rainfall." It is to be known that for the last couple of days, Mumbai and suburbs - Thane, Palghar, Pune, Nasik and Raigarh districts have received maximum rains. Maharashtra Rains: Pune DC Announces Closure of Schools, Colleges on Monday; Nasik City Admin Issue Similar Orders Due to this, situations like flood have erupted in the region and several people have been evacuated by the National Disaster Relief Forces and Indian Air Forces. State police personnel have been appointed to help the people stuck in water-logged regions of the city. Earlier, India Meteorological Department predicted that the situation like this is going to remain constant and the regions of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will receive heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours. As Mumbai is already on red alert, Met Dept's latest update is going to raise several eyebrows.
2019-08-04In Palghar, two dams release 42,000 cusecs water, alert in 3 tehsils - The Indian Express
In Palghar, two dams release 42,000 cusecs water, alert in 3 tehsils Updated: August 4, 2019 8:45:58 am : As incessant rains caused severe waterlogging in Thane, Bhiwandi and Vasai Virar, two dams released 42,000 cusecs of water in Palghar, raising the level of already full rivers in the region. The Palghar district collector raised an alert in at least three tehsils in his region on Saturday. “The water was knee-high in our society compound Saturday morning and it kept increasing till noon, when it started receding,” said Akash Patil, a resident of Rutu Enclave in Thane. Follow LIVE updates Another Thane resident said the roads resembled lakes on Saturday. “There was a lot of water on the roads and there were no vehicles. I had to go to Pune for urgent work but not even a single cab was available to even take me to the main road,” said Trupti Joshi, a resident of Rodas Enclave. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) officials said they received only 35 waterlogging complaints. “Our entire team is on the ground, cleaning up the nullahs and taking care of waterlogging. We had to evacuate some families from low-lying areas, they are being taken care of,” said a TMC official. Some residents and commuters accused the TMC of not doing its work properly. “They had said they would keep cleaning nullahs but the water of the nullahs is flowing back and flooding our houses,” said Arati Vaidya, a resident of a society in Kavesar. After water was released from the Dhamani and Kavdas dams in Palghar, into the Surya and Kasa rivers respectively, an alert was issued. “The entire team is on the ground. However, rains have receded in the catchment area and even the high tide has receded. So, the situation is not out of control as of now. However, we have alerted all the people to not go near water bodies” Kailash Shinde, Palghar collector, said. The road connectivity to Vikramgadh, Jawhar Mokhada and Manor from Palghar city was disrupted after the Palghar Manor Road went under water. While low-lying regions in Vasai Virar and Nallasopara saw waterlogging, houses weren’t flooded, Municipal Commissioner Baliram Pawar said. “We have received more than 140 mm rain in the last 24 hours. The high tide did stop our water pumping work, but as of now, there is no water inside residential areas. We are all alert and monitoring the situation,” he said.
2019-08-04IMD Predicts 'Heavy' to 'Very Heavy' Rains in Mumbai, Advises Against Beach Outings | LIVE Updates - News18
IMD Predicts 'Heavy' to 'Very Heavy' Rains in Mumbai, Advises Against Beach Outings August 4, 2019, 11:38 AM IST: Mumbai Rains LIVE: The India Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in the city and predicted heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty winds for Sunday. The IMD further issued a warning of high tide during the afternoon.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has advised the residents of Mumbai against venturing into the sea or in water-logged areas in view of the IMD warning. Overnight heavy rains crippled normal life and disrupted rail and air traffic on Sunday morning. At least 4 people were injured in a landslide that occurred in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, near Nurani Masjid in Dindoshi, Goregaon East and a 16-year-old boy was washed away in flood in the adjoining Palghar district. Mumbai woke up to heavy downpour for the second day in a row, with no immediate respite likely as the weather office here predicted more showers throughout the day. According to the city civic body, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in the city and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in next 24 hours. The city, its neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts and Navi Mumbai town were witnessing incessant rains since last two days and a number of incidents of tree fall were reported from there, an official said. In the last 24 hours, the city received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250 mm downpour, IMD's deputy director K S Hosalikar said. Being a Sunday, most of the office-goers were spared of hardships caused by the suspension of local train services on various routes. Due to the accumulation of water on tracks at a few sections following heavy and continuous rains, the Central Railway's services on the Main Line and Harbour Line between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (in Mumbai) and Karjat, Kasaraand Khopoli were suspended since 8 am, its chief spokesman Sunil Udasi said. "This has been done as a precautionary measure to avoid hardships to commuters later...the situation will be reviewed every hour," he said. However, the train services on Trans-Harbour Line and fourth corridor of Kharkopar was running normally, he said. Due to water-logging and crashing of boulders between Karjat (located in neighbouring Raigad district) and Lonavala hill town (in Pune district) in the Western Ghats section, several Mumbai-bound trains were terminated, diverted or cancelled, an official at the CR control room said. The rail route from Pune to Mumbai was also closed, he added. Besides local trains, some long distance trains like Duranto, Konark Express, Amritsar Express and Devgiri Express were stuck near Igatpuri (in Nashik district), and Aatgaon and Khardi near Kalyan, another Central Railway official said. A Mumbai airport spokesperson said two incoming flights were diverted and six had to make a go around due to the heavy rains. In Palghar, heavy rains led to water levels rising over tracks in some sections, leading to suspension of train services between Vasai and Virar towns, a Western Railway official said. All Mail and Express trains were stopped on the Western line due to flooding on tracks near Nalasopara, he said. However, trains were moving on the Vasai-Churchgate and Virar-Dadar sections, he added. A 16-year-old boy was feared drowned after he was swept away in the flood in Vikaramgadh taluka of Palghar on Saturday, a district official said, adding that a search was on to trace him. According to Hosalikar, heavy rains will continue to lash Mumbai during the day. "Rainfall to continue with gusty winds. High tide of 4.5 m plus today afternoon, and surcharged Mithi river.... Avoid outing as far as possible. Sea will be rough, fisherman warnings, heavy rainfall warnings in place. Watch for IMD weather updates please," he said in a tweet. Some residents were evacuated from areas around the Mithi river, the BMC said in a statement. Food packets and water were provided to all at the relief camp, it added. The Thane district administration also asked residents of villages located on the banks of Barvi and Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places as there was flooding in those areas due to release of water from the Barvi dam.
2019-08-04Maharashtra: IAF rescues 58, including 16 children from Thane village - India Today
Maharashtra: IAF rescues 58, including 16 children from Thane village August 04, 2019 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued at least 58 people, including 16 children, stranded at a village in Thane district in Maharashtra. On the request of the Maharashtra government, the Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed a Mi 17 helicopter to rescue the stranded people, a defence spokesperson said. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Gondia district as part of his ongoing 'Maha Janadesh Yatra', thanked the IAF for the quick help.
2019-08-04Maharashtra: Six Killed Due to Relentless Rains; Schools Shut in Multiple Districts - The Weather Channel
Maharashtra: Six Killed Due to Relentless Rains; Schools Shut in Multiple Districts At least six persons were killed in Mumbai and Satara as rains continued to clobber large stretches of Maharashtra, especially the coastal Konkan region, on Sunday, hitting train services badly. IAF helicopters rescued 58 people in Thane and boats were deployed to rescue around 400 people stranded in Mumbai suburbs, officials said. In the state capital, Mala Nigam, 52, and her son Sanket, 26, were killed due to electrocution in Santacruz east and Mehboob M. Shaikh, 20, was washed away in the Mahim Creek off Dharavi, said the BMC Disaster Control. Two persons from Pune - Nitin Shelar and Vaishakh Nambiar - drowned in a waterfall in Satara after their car rammed a barricade on a bridge and tumbled into a flooded rocky drain at Babhalnala early on Sunday, said police official Mahesh Bhavikatti. In Palghar, teenaged Pawan Prajapati, 14, was washed away in Mori village Following incessant overnight rains, water seeped into many homes in Kranti Nagar, Indira Nagar, Jarimari, Shankarnagar and Bail-bazar areas of Mumbai's Kurla and two teams of the NDRF deployed rubber boats to rescue around 400 residents stranded there. "They have been temporarily shifted to Bazarwad Municipal School and other schools. Congress activists have also made arrangements for food, water and medical help as required," local MLA and Congress deputy leader in Assembly Naseem Khan said. The Indian Air Force deployed a MI-17 helicopter to rescue 58 villagers, including 18 children, from Ju village in neigbouring Thane as they were stranded in rising flood waters. In another operation, the IAF chopper flew to rescue 15 marooned villagers in Buranda (Palghar) but returned as it could not locate them due to heavy rain and poor visibility. The operations were conducted after a request by the Maharashtra government, and all the stranded people were shifted to safer locations at the Air Force Station in Thane, said an official spokesperson. In Church Road-Dahanukarwadi areas of Kandivali, some locals made temporary rafts of wooden boards to ferry people to nearby areas for replenishing stocks of essentials. In some villages in Pen of Raigad district, around 60 people, stuck in five-six feet deep water since 4 a.m. on Sunday, were rescued by NDRF teams in boats and similarly 40 saved from marooned Mori village in Palghar this afternoon. Most schools and college in Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri and Pune have declared a holiday on Monday in view of continuing rains, local officials said. Education Minister Vinod Tawde announced that reporting to ARC and Institutes for CAP Round II for First Year PG Technical Courses in ME/M.Tech. has been extended till August 6 and August 7 respectively in view of the heavy rains. Train services hit Meanwhile, Western Railway (WR) services between Vasai-Virar were suspended for several hours as the tracks were flooded, before resuming at reduced speeds after 2.35 p.m. Even Central Railway (CR) services were hit in some sectors like Kurla-Sion due to waterlogging on tracks, breaches in railway lines, and landslides on outstation routes, while its suburban Harbour Line was paralysed. Owing to boulders falling on railway tracks, the CR cancelled 18 trains, diverted three services and short-terminated seven long-distance trains at various points. Trains like the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express were stuck at Igatpuri since 4 a.m. Thousands of outstation passengers were stranded at various stations in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar as the train services were disrupted, while hundreds more were stuck in incoming trains that have been halted at various locations en route. Similar chaos was witnessed on the Konkan Railway with trains getting delayed, inconveniencing thousands of passengers. A portion of a bridge on Pinjal River in Palghar was washed away on Sunday morning, bringing traffic to a complete halt on both sides, though there are no casualties. Mumbai experienced a 4.86 metres high tide at 2.29 p.m., and the combined effect of the existing waterlogging and continuing rains, led to homes in many parts of the suburbs experiencing fresh flooding this afternoon. The BMC, NDRF, two columns of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, besides all other agencies are on a high alert for any eventuality in Mumbai and Thane. For the second consecutive day, waterlogging has been reported in many areas of Nala Sopara, Vasai, Virar, Vikramgad (Palghar district), Mira Road, Bhayander, Thane City, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Titwala, Ulhasnagar (Thane), Roha, Pali, Mangaon, Karjat, Pen, Panvel (Raigad), and Mandangad, Chiplun, and Dapoli (Ratnagiri). In Mumbai several vulnerable spots in Dahisar, Borivali, Kandivali, Andheri, Santacruz, Khar, Bandra, Matunga, Parel, Dadar, Kings Circle, Sion, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar, Kurla, Bhandup, Mulund and other parts were flooded. However, there were no traffic snarls, since it was a holiday. Subways in Kandivali, Malad, and Andheri were flooded, hampering traffic movement in the east-west directions. However, most flights were operating at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with delays of around 30 minutes, said officials. Till Sunday evening, the IMD said Mumbai city recorded 151 mm rains and the suburbs notched 224 mm. The BMC's rain monitors pegged the figure at 137 mm for Mumbai city, 236 mm for eastern and 218 mm for western suburbs till evening. The BMC Disaster Control had issued warnings to people not to venture near the beaches or seafront for the next two days due to high tides, strong waves besides forecast of heavy rains. Mumbai, Konkan and other districts like Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, Satara, Ahmednagar, have been witnessing torrential downpour virtually non-stop since July 25, hitting routine life.
2019-08-04Indian Air Force rescues 58 people from rain-hit Thane - The Asian Age
Indian Air Force rescues 58 people from rain-hit Thane Aug 4, 2019, 4:49 pm IST : Thane: At least 58 people stranded at a village in Maharashtra's Thane district were rescued by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday, an official said. The people were stuck at their water-logged homes in Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area of the district since morning after very heavy rains in the area. On the request of the state government, the IAF deployed a Mi 17 helicopter to rescue the stranded people, a defence spokesperson said. "Around 58 villagers, including 16 children, were rescued and shifted to a safer place," he said. Three rescue teams of the Navy were also in touch with the state administration and prepared to render any help required, he said. Two columns of the Army, comprising 120 personnel, were also on way to Thane to help in the rescue efforts, he said. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Gondia district as part of his ongoing 'Maha Janadesh Yatra', thanked the IAF for the quick help. Fadnavis said there was water-logging in some low- lying areas of Mumbai also. "This happens when there are torrential rains along with high tide. Mumbai's geography is such that the rain water needs to be pumped out. The situationwill considerably improve after all eight water pumping stations are functional," he said.
2019-08-04Mumbai Rains: IAF rescues 58 people from rain-hit Thane, CM Devendra Fadnavis hails efforts - Republic World
Mumbai Rains: IAF rescues 58 people from rain-hit Thane, CM Devendra Fadnavis hails efforts Published: August 04, 2019 17:19 IST : Following the incessant rains across several parts of the country, Maharashtra also witnessed heavy rainfall in the past two days. Amid the rains, NDRF and IAF carried out a successful rescue operation and relocated 58 stranded people including 16 children from a village in Maharashtra's Thane district on Sunday. As per reports, the people got stuck at their homes due to excessive water-logging in the Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area of the district since Sunday morning after severe rainfall in the area. On request of the Maharashtra government, the IAF deployed a Mi 17 helicopter to rescue the stranded people, a defence spokesperson said. Further, three rescue teams of the Indian Navy were also in touch with the administration for the rescue operation. Two columns of the Army, comprising 120 personnel, were also deployed to Thane to help in the rescue efforts. Rains disrupt normal live in Maharashtra Thousands of people are reportedly affected by due to the heavy rains in Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra. Following the rains, there have been reports of power outage after substations were submerged and transformers damaged in the flooded waters. In another development, at least 400 people have been relocate from the Kranti Nagar residential area near the Mithi river in Mumbai after the water level of the rive crossed the danger mark due to the heavy rainfall. Besides Maharashtra, the monsoon rains have caused havoc in parts of Gujarat, Bihar and Assam.
2019-08-04Maharashtra: IAF rescues 58, including 16 children, from rain-hit Thane - India Today
Maharashtra: IAF rescues 58, including 16 children, from rain-hit Thane UPDATED: August 4, 2019 18:28 IST : At least 58 people stranded at a village in Maharashtra's Thane district were rescued by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday, an official said. The people were stuck at their water-logged homes in Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area of the district since morning after very heavy rains in the area. On the request of the state government, the IAF deployed a Mi 17 helicopter to rescue the stranded people, a defence spokesperson said. "Around 58 villagers, including 16 children, were rescued and shifted to a safer place," he said. Three rescue teams of the Navy were also in touch with the state administration and prepared to render any help required, he said. Two columns of the Army, comprising 120 personnel, were also on way to Thane to help in the rescue efforts, he said. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Gondia district as part of his ongoing 'Maha Janadesh Yatra', thanked the IAF for the quick help. Devendra Fadnavis said that there was water-logging in some low- lying areas of Mumbai also. "This happens when there are torrential rains along with high tide. Mumbai's geography is such that the rain water needs to be pumped out. The situation will considerably improve after all eight water pumping stations are functional," he said.
2019-08-04Rain batters Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nashik; swollen Godavari floods Andhra districts - Times of India
Rain batters Mumbai,Thane, Pune and Nashik; swollen Godavari floods Andhra districts Updated: Aug 4, 2019, 23:14 IST : NEW DELHI: Heavy rain disrupted normal life in several parts of the country on Sunday leading to flood-like situation in some states. In Mumbai, heavy downpour crippled normal life throwing train services off the tracks, and water logging was reported from several parts of the city. With IMD forecasting heavy rain for Monday, schools and colleges in several districts of Maharashtra have been closed. Here are the latest updates from different states: MaharashtraAt least six persons were killed in Mumbai and Satara as rains continued to clobber large stretches of Maharashtra, especially the coastal Konkan region, hitting train services badly. Heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining regions crippled normal life for the second consecutive day, throwing train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts, while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in central Mumbai in afternoon. At least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river were evacuated on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains, officials said. Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi 17 choppers were pressed into service for rescue operations at two places in the state. In the first operation, at least 58 people, including 16 children, stranded at Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area in Thane district were rescued from their water-logged homes. However, another Mi 17 chopper had to abort the operation to recue 15 people stranded in Buranda village in Palghar due to heavy rains and poor visibility, an IAF official said. Rains also lashed Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, where water-logging was witnessed in various localities as rivers were in full spate. Authorities have ordered all schools and colleges to be closed in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nashik on Monday. Alert in Pune : Pune received heavy rains on Sunday with district authorities issuing an advisory asking people to be alert as the situation could turn critical, and ordering schools and colleges to be shut on Monday. The India Meteorological Department late Sunday evening predicted moderate to heavy rains" in isolated parts of Pune city for the next five days and heavy to very heavy rains for the district's ghat regions in the same period. Low-lying areas in the district were on alert after water was released into the Mutha river on Sunday following incessant rains in the catchment areas of dams supplying water to the city. Flood-like situation in Nashik : Heavy rains and release of water from Gangapur dam into the Godavari river caused a flood-like situation in some areas of Maharashtra's Nashik district on Sunday. Collector Suraj Mandhare declared a holiday for schools and colleges in the district on Monday, officials said. More than 20,000 cusecs (cubic foot per second) of water was released from the Gangapur dam on Sunday morning, which led to the Godavari river flowing above the danger mark, an official at the district collectorate said. This also caused water-logging around some temples located on the banks of the river, he said, adding that the water reached up to the neck of the Dutondya Maruti, a statue of Lord Hanuman on the river bed, and was just a few feet below the Ram Setu bridge. Gujarat In Gujarat, heavy rain continued to lash Vadodara though the situation had eased considerably as the water level in Vishwamitri river was receding, said district authorities. Vadodara district collector Shalini Agarwal said a post-flood cleanliness drive had begun, under which officials of the civic health department were working to prevent outbreak of water-borne diseases. Andhra Pradesh : The continuing heavy flood in Godavari river affected over 74,000 people in parts of East and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh with nearly 18,000 of them being shifted to relief camps, officials said. A second warning signal was issued at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram as water flow in the river, which has been in spate since last week following heavy monsoon rains, crossed the 13 lakh cusecs mark on Sunday morning and almost the entire quantum was being let out into the Bay of Bengal. However, there were no casualties reported and teams of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force reached out to the affected areas with essential supplies and food. Assam : Flood in Assam claimed one more life on Sunday, pushing the toll to 90, even as the overall situation improved considerably. Nearly 88,000 people remain affected by the deluge in 10 of the 33 districts of the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Till Saturday, around 1.22 lakh people were affected in the 10 flood-battered districts. The fresh casualty was reported from Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, the ASDMA said. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with 46,000 people being affected, it said. KarnatakaOn the other side, hundreds of villages in north Karnataka were inundated following release of over 2 lakh cusecs of water from Koyna dam in neighbouring Maharashtra and torrential rainfall in the region prompting the administration to rope in the Army for relief works. So far, no loss of life has been reported, official sources said adding the administration was on alert.
2019-08-04IAF airlifts 58 from Thane; 6 killed - Daily Pioneer
IAF airlifts 58 from Thane; 6 killed Monday, 05 August 2019 : At least six persons were killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai and elsewhere Maharashtra, even as the Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters air-lifted 58 people marooned in a flooded village in Kalyan taluka of Thane district and the NDRF and the local fire brigade personnel rescued at least 850 stranded people from inundated low-lying areas of Kurla and Santa Cruz in Mumbai and Vasai taluka in Palghar district. The skies opened up in Mumbai and several parts of Maharashtra for the second consecutive day, inundating the railway tracks at several places and low-lying areas across the metropolis and adjoining areas and thus affecting the suburban train services and road traffic. Being a Sunday, normal life in Mumbai remained by and large unaffected as sizeable sections of Mumbaikars had chosen to stay indoors. However, people living in low-laying areas bore the maximum of the heavy rains that battered the metropolis and adjoining areas. While a slum dweller identified as one Mehaboob Mazar Shaikh (20) was swept away in swollen waters of a creek at Dharvi in north-central Mumbai, one Mala Bhumanna Naagam (52) and her Sanket Bhumanna Naagam (26) were electrocuted in their home near Raje Sambaji school at Santa Cruz’s Golibar Rao in north-west Mumbai. A 14-year-old boy –Pavan Prajapati – was washed away in flood waters at Mori village in Vasai taluka of Palghar district. Two persons from Pune – identified as Nitin Shelar, (37) and Vaishakh Nambiar (38) – drowned at a waterfall in Satara in western Maharashtra. The two deceased had gone for picnic along with others when the mishap took place.
2019-08-04IAF helicopter deployed to rescue 35 stranded in Thane - Millennium Post
IAF helicopter deployed to rescue 35 stranded in Thane 4 Aug 2019 12:45 PM : Mumbai: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday deployed a helicopter to rescue around 35 people who were stranded at a village in Thane district of Maharashtra following heavy rains, an official said. The people were stuck at their water-logged homes in Ju-Nandkhuri village near Khadavli in Kalyan taluka since 10 am, Thane's resident deputy collector Shivaji Patil said. "One Mi 17 helicopter has been launched by IAF from Santacruz (in Mumbai) on request of the state government towards rescue of 35 residents of the village," a defence official said. All efforts were being made to bring the stranded people to a safer place, Patil said. With the Bhatsa river in spate, several villages in and around Kalyan taluka were inundated, he said, adding that Ju-Nandkhuri village was the worst hit. Mumbai and its neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts have been witnessing incessant rains since the last two days.
2019-08-03Two Bodies Recovered, Two Missing After Picnic Turns Fatal at Navi Mumbai Waterfall - News18
Two Bodies Recovered, Two Missing After Picnic Turns Fatal at Navi Mumbai Waterfall Updated:August 3, 2019, 8:27 PM IST : Thane: A picnic at a forbidden waterfall in Navi Mumbai proved fatal for at least two teenage girls from Navi Mumbai on Saturday, officials said. Four girls from a college in Nerul were washed away at the famous Pandavkada waterfall this noon, a Kharghar police station officer said, adding that bodies of two of them have been recovered while two others are missing. The deceased are identified as Neha Jain and Aarti Nayak, aged around 19. Jain and Nayak had visited the waterfall to enjoy rains with their friends, the officer said. The access to the waterfall is forbidden due to treacherous terrain. Police are now investigating how the four teenagers reached the waterfall. Heavy rains have been lashing Raigad, Thane and Palghar districts neighbouring Mumbai since Friday. In another incident, a 30-year-old man died after he fell into a swollen nullah at DJ Compound in Sabegaon in Diva in Thane. On Saturday, incidents of wall collapse were reported at three places Thane but no casualties were reported, a Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) official said. In Palghar district, more than a dozen instances of house collapse due to heavy rains were reported. Similar incidents were reported in Jawhar and Kelghar in the district. Officials said rivers and nullahs are overflowing in Thane and Palghar districts. Several villages have been cut off from the main towns due to flooding. At least 25-30 houses were marooned in Khadicha Pada in Vasai in Palghar, they said, adding that the residents were safely evacuated. In Bhiwandi, low-lying areas are flooded, forcing the residents to take shelter at safer places.
2019-08-03Thane: Husband gave Triple Talaq on Whatsapp, Wife reached to Police Station - News Track English
Thane: Husband gave Triple Talaq on Whatsapp, Wife reached to Police Station Aug 03 2019 10:23 AM : Mumbai: Three divorce cases have come to light in Thane district of Maharashtra. A Muslim woman has filed a case against her husband at the Mumbra police station for three divorces. The woman has alleged that her husband has divorced her on the phone and WhatsApp. Police have registered a case under the Muslim Women Act (Protection of Marriage Rights). This is not the first case of three divorce complaints being filed. Earlier, a case of triple talaq from Uttarakhand came to light. On July 31, a woman in Uttarakhand was divorced by her husband. In this connection, Dehradun's SSP Nivedita Kukreti had said that the case has been registered under the relevant sections and investigation is being carried out. The first FIR was registered in Haryana after three divorce laws were enacted. Sajida, a resident of Nunah in Mewat district, had lodged a complaint against her husband Salahuddin under the Muslim Women's Protection of Rights and Marriage Act, 2019. The woman was accused of being harassed by her husband and in-laws to the police. Outraged by this, the husband divorced her three on the phone. Three divorces are now a crime in India. The triple talaq bill includes a provision of 3 years imprisonment and fine, making triple talaq illegal.
2019-08-03Rain fury in Thane: 2 teens electrocuted, 1 drowns in drain - Hindustan Times
Rain fury in Thane: 2 teens electrocuted, 1 drowns in drain Updated: Aug 04, 2019 15:59 IST : Three people died in separate rain-related incidents in Thane on Saturday. While two teenagers were electrocuted to death, a 30-year-old man drowned in a drain in Diva. In the first incident, 14-year-old Manish Chauhan was electrocuted outside Gopal temple in camp 3, Ulhasnagar. An official from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) said, “On Saturday morning, the boy had accompanied his relative, who sells flowers outside the temple. He climbed the roof of the temple. It was raining heavily and he came in contact with live wires. Chauhan died on the spot. We are yet to establish why he had climbed the roof, but have provided ?20,000 as compensation to his family. We will take the necessary measures to avert another such incident.” In a similar incident, Santosh Gole, 18, was electrocuted when he tried to unplug his refrigerator from the socket in Dharamveer Nagar in Thane. Gole was rushed to the Thane Civil Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival. Santosh Kadam, chief officer of the Regional Disaster Management Cell, said, “Gole resided in Dharamveer Nagar, which witnessed waterlogging. When the water began to enter the homes in the area, Gole wanted to shift his refrigerator to a drier place. When he tried to unplug it, he was electrocuted. ” In Diva, 30-year-old Sumit Punit drowned in a flooded nullah in Sabe Gaon. His body was retrieved after several hours. Between Friday 8am and Saturday 8am, Thane district received around 889mm of rainfall. The district authorities have issued a high alert and have appealed to the residents to remain indoors on Sunday. Schools closed on Saturday On Saturday morning, the authorities announced that the schools and colleges in Thane district will remain closed, after most of the schools in Thane and Bhiwandi said their premises were flooded owing to the continuous downpour from Friday night. Water levels up The Raita bridge connecting Murbad was closed for vehicles after water from the Ulhas River was about to enter the bridge. Deepak Aakade, Kalyan tehsildar, said, “The river level kept increasing till Saturday afternoon and is only two feet below the bridge. We have asked residents along the river bank to be safe.” The authorities have also evacuated occupants of 700 houses in Moray Nagari in Kamba village, after it was flooded owing to the rising water levels of the Ulhas River. The doors of the Bhatsa dam have been opened after it breached the safety level. Brijkishore Jhavar, district information officer, said, “We have opened five doors of the Bhatsa dam by 2.5 metres to release the water and have also issued an alert to the residents along the Shahpur-Murbad road, Sapgaon bridge and Sapgaon village.” Morbe gates to open The catchment area of the Morbe dam in Khalapur, Navi Mumbai, has almost filled up to its maximum capacity of 190.89 million cubic metres after the city received more than 3,000mm rains this year. It is the city’s primary source of water. Manohar Sonawane, executive engineer, Navi Mumbai civic body, said, “There is around 185 million cubic metres of water in the dam. We will open its flap gates and release the water to ensure there is no sudden flooding in the region.”
2019-08-03Police register case against Thane man for giving instant talaq to pregnant wife - ANI News
Police register case against Thane man for giving instant talaq to pregnant wife Updated: Aug 03, 2019 20:09 IST : Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 3 (ANI): Police have registered a case against a man for allegedly giving instant talaq to his pregnant wife in Mumbra area here."A woman has alleged that her husband gave him instant triple talaq and that her in-laws tortured her. We have registered a case under relevant sections of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act and the Indian Penal Code," police said on Friday.The 31-year-old woman Jannat Begum was allegedly given triple talaq by her husband in November last year."I was seven months pregnant when my husband gave me instant talaq orally and via message. I am not against the Quran but a man should not abandon his wife whenever he wants," Begum said. She also alleged that her husband, Imteyaz Gulam Patel, was having an extramarital affair despite having two wives. "After he gave me instant talaq, I went to Aurat-e-Shariyat, which tried to mediate between us. My husband agreed to take me in but did not do anything. My parents have been taking care of me and my newborn baby ever since," she said. Begum expressed hope of getting justice with the new laws criminalising triple talaq in place. President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, criminalising instant 'triple talaq'.
2019-08-0314-year-old boy electrocuted in Thane - Times of India
14-year-old boy electrocuted in Thane Updated: Aug 3, 2019, 22:17 IST : THANE: A 14-year-old boy died of electrocution in Ulhasnagar on Saturday morning. The deceased has been identified as Manish Chavan. The incident took place on Saturday morning at Camp 3 area of Ulhasnagar when the youth had gone on the terrace of a temple during which he came in contact with a live high-tension wire passing above temple and died on spot. An official from the electricity department, on the condition of anonymity, said, The incident took place due to mistake of the child as he went on the terrace of temple and came in contact of the live wire passing above the building. When asked about matter, Vishwajeet Bhosale, public relations officer of the electricity department said, We are waiting for the electricity inspector's version to know the exact cause of the incident. Accusing the officials of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution, locals demanded action against the guilty officials. The local police have registered an accidental death report and launched a probe into the matter.
2019-08-031 electrocuted, 1 hurt in Thane after downpour - The Asian Age
1 electrocuted, 1 hurt in Thane after downpour Aug 4, 2019, 4:47 am IST : Mumbai: In Mumbai’s neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts, heavy rains disrupted normal life. One person was electrocuted in Thane while another suffered serious injuries after the roof of a bakery collapsed in Mumbra in the district, officials said. The unceasing downpour in Palghar district prompted authorities to declare a holiday for educational institutions on Saturday. Thane and Kalyan areas witnessed severe waterlogging and flooding which resulted in traffic woes during daytime. An 18-year-old youth died on his way to the hospital after he was electrocuted in Thane city. “Santosh Gole, a resident of Dharmaveer Nagar in Thane, was electrocuted when he tried to remove the plug of the refrigerator at his house. He was rushed to Thane civil hospital, however doctors declared him brought dead,” said Santosh Kadam, chief of the regional disaster management cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). “In another incident, one person was severely injur-ed after the roof of a bakery located near Mumbra police station in Zainy Colony caved in. He is being treated at a private hospital,” said Mr Kadam. The heavy downpour also led to overflowing of storm water drains in Thane while nearby housing societies too was flooded. According to TMC, there were reports of vehicles being swept away in the flood at few areas. Videos of buses being flooded with water during morning in Thane also surfaced on social media. “The low-lying areas in the city were affected the most as several housing complexes in such areas were flooded. Schools in Thane declared a holiday due to heavy rains,” an official said.
2019-08-03Mumbai's Thane hit by massive rains, more showers predicted in next 24 hours - DNA India
Mumbai's Thane hit by massive rains, more showers predicted in next 24 hours Aug 3, 2019, 02:27 PM IST : As heavy rains continue to lash Mumbai and adjoining suburbs, one of the worst-hit regions has been nearby Thane where roads were witnessed completely submerged in water on Saturday. In the past 24 hours, Mumbai, Thane and nearby regions have witnessed very heavy rainfall following which the civic body asked all school, colleges to remain closed for today. Thane has been one of the worst-hit regions in Maharashtra which has been lashed by severe spells of rain since Saturday morning. The MeT department had earlier predicted intense spells of rain in Mumbai and nearby suburbs for up to 4 hours but later predicted very heavy rainfall for the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, people have been advised not to venture near sea, beaches as high tides are expected throughout the day. Earlier in the day, the weather department had predicted high tide of 4.9 meters at around 1:44 pm. The tide was being projected as season's highest so far.
2019-08-03Ailing Thane civil hospital needs a shot in the arm - Hindustan Times
Ailing Thane civil hospital needs a shot in the arm Updated: Aug 04, 2019 01:20 IST : On July 10, 51-year-old Rajendra Vishwakarma and his 18-year-old son, Yogesh, were injured after a tree fell on them while they were riding on a motorbike from Thane to Ulhasnagar. While Vishwakarma escaped with a minor leg injury, Yogesh sustained an internal head injury. After an ambulance took nearly two hours to bring them to Thane civil hospital, doctors said they cannot treat Yogesh as they did not have a CT scan machine. They referred his case to JJ Hospital in Mumbai. The lack of medical facilities at this hospital adds to the physical and mental agony of both patients and their relatives, said Vishwakarma. There are many more patients, especially those who are injured in railway accidents, who are forced to go all the way to Mumbai because the civil hospital lacks specialist doctors and medical equipment. Every month, there are at least 10 to 12 accidents reported at Thane railway station and the injured are taken to the civil hospital at Tembhi Naka for treatment. Out of these, at least five to six cases are referred to hospitals in Mumbai because there are no CT scan machines or X-ray machines here, said a government railway police (GRP) officer, requesting anonymity. Another GRP officer said, Ambulances sent by the hospital arrive at the spot only after an hour or two in most cases. And when they do, there are no stretchers available to lift patients to the vehicle. Mohammad Ali Momin, an activist and member of the health department of the Maharashtra Pradesh Council Committee, said the civil hospital does not have specialist doctors to deal with orthopaedic patients or those with an ENT (ear-nose-throat) problem. Operations are performed regularly only in the maternity ward; the other wards function irregularly and lack medical staff. More than 50 patients are on the waiting list to get operation dates every month, said Momin. Thane's civil hospital, built in 1936, sees an average of 650 patients daily but falls short on many of its facilities: only 278 beds out of the sanctioned 336 are available; 31 medical officers are on duty, two less than the sanctioned strength; and only six surgeons or specialist doctors are available as against the sanctioned strength of 19. A civil hospital official, requesting anonymity, said there are five to seven accident cases reported every day. The serious cases are referred to hospitals in Mumbai as there are no senior surgeons here, he said. The travelling distance from cities like Thane and Kalyan delays the medical treatment within the golden hour, leading to more risk for patients lives. Therefore, government hospitals at suburban cities such as Thane and Kalyan need to upgrade their essential medical facilities and staff, said Dr Ramesh Bharmal, dean of Nair Hospital, Mumbai.Dr Kailash Pawar, surgeon, Thane civil hospital, said the hospital will have equipment to conduct laparoscopy, digital X-rays and CT scans within a month. We are in the process of appointing neuro and vascular surgeons at the hospital to attend to patients suffering major injuries or issues related to the kidney and liver, said Dr Pawar.
2019-08-03Maha: One injured as house collapses near Thane - ANI News
Maha: One injured as house collapses near Thane Updated: Aug 04, 2019 01:47 IST : Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): A 17-year-old boy sustained injuries after a house near Hanuman Mandir in Thakur Pada area of Mumbra got collapsed on Sunday, police said. Soon after the incident was reported, the police rushed to the spot along with a fire brigade team. All the houses in the nearby locality have been evacuated and sealed. Rescue operations are currently underway.
2019-08-03Hit-and-run case: 17-year-old biker dies in Thane - Hindustan Times
Hit-and-run case: 17-year-old biker dies in Thane Updated: Aug 04, 2019 01:18 IST : A 17-year-old biker died after being hit by a truck opposite Chitalsar police station in Manpada on Saturday morning. Police has registered a case of hit-and-run against an unidentified driver. According to Chitalsar police, the deceased Naveen Shukla was a newspaper vendor. The incident took place at 6.15am on Saturday. Owing to the heavily-waterlogged are, Shukla could not get up after being hit by the train. Ganpat Pingle, senior police inspector, said, “Shukla delivered newspapers in the morning on his way to work. On Saturday, he was going towards Brahmand from Majiwada on his scooty. A truck hit his scooty from behind owing to which he fell on the waterlogged road.” “Shukla, however, could not get up owing to the heavily-waterlogged road. We found him in a unconscious state. He was taken to Thane Civil Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival,” Pingle said. The police said that since there was no crowd on the road, the truck driver escaped and no one came to Shukla’s aid.
2019-08-03Thousands Stranded As Mumbai Battles "Typhoon-Like Conditions": 10 Points - NDTV News
Thousands Stranded As Mumbai Battles "Typhoon-Like Conditions": 10 Points Updated: August 04, 2019 00:13 IST : MUMBAI: Thousands were stranded at railway stations across Mumbai after incessant rains flooded railway tracks in the city and its surrounding areas on Saturday, amid predictions by the India Meteorological Department that the weather situation will only get worse in the next 24 to 36 hours. Two deaths were reported during the day, and three people are still missing. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared a holiday for schools and colleges, so students don't end up risking their lives.
2019-08-03Woman registers complaint after her husband allegedly gave Triple Talaq in Thane - Business Standard
Woman registers complaint after her husband allegedly gave Triple Talaq in Thane Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 03 (ANI): A woman has registered complaint against her husband at Thane's Mumbra Police Station. She registered this complaint after her husband allegedly gave Triple Talaq to her verbally over phone as well as on message in WhatsApp. While speaking to ANI, police official said, "Case is registered under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act". Triple Talaq Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha criminalising men for divorcing by uttering talaq thrice on July 30.
2019-08-03Maharashtra: Case registered against Thane man who gave triple talaq, Under new law - Economic Times
Maharashtra: Case registered against Thane man who gave triple talaq, Under new law 03 Aug 2019, 07:54 PM IST : Police at Mumbra near here on Thursday night registered an FIR under IPC section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act.
2019-08-03Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: Student Washed Away in Navi Mumbai Canal as Water Levels Rise After Downpour - News18
With No Respite in Sight, Maha CM Fadnavis Allows Workers to Report Late; Schools, Colleges Shut Updated:August 4, 2019, 11:39 PM IST : Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining regions crippled normal life for the second consecutive day on Sunday, throwing train services off the tracks, disrupting air traffic and causing power outages in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts. At least four persons died in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Pune and Palghar districts while a man is missing after he fell into a swollen nullah in Dharavi in Central Mumbai in afternoon. While a 52-year-old woman and her 26-year-old son were killed after they suffered an electric shock when they touched the door of their water-logged house in suburban Santacruz, a 10-year-old boy died and his younger sister injured after a wall of their house collapsed in Lonavala in Pune district, police said. In Palghar, a 16-year-old boy drowned after he was swept away in flood in Vikaramgadh taluka on Sunday morning, a district official said. In suburban Goregaon, four persons, including two children, were injured when boulders loosened by the wet soil fell on six vacant houses, police said, adding 50 residents of the area were shifted to safer places after the incident. The day of wet spell witnessed at least two rescue operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) with Mi 17 choppers. In the first operation, at least 58 people, including 16 children, stranded at Ju-Nandkhuri village in Khadavli area in Thane district were rescued from their water-logged homes. However, another Mi 17 chopper had to abort the operation to rescue 15 people stranded in Buranda village in Palghar due to heavy rains and poor visibility, an IAF official said. In Mumbai, at least 400 people from a residential area near the Mithi river were evacuated on Sunday after its water level crossed the danger mark following heavy rains, officials said. As rains intensified and Met department forecast intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy showers in the city and suburbs and extremely heavy rain at isolated places in the next 24 hours, the state government has sought six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to tackle any eventuality. In the last 24 hours, Mumbai received 100 mm rain while the suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai got more than 250mm downpour, IMD's deputy director KS Hosalikar said. Rains also lashed Nashik, Pune, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts, where water-logging was witnessed in various localities and rivers in full spate. Authorities have declared holiday for schools in Thane, Pune, Nashik and Raigad districts on Monday with the prediction of heavy rains, authorities said. Thane and Palghar districts and Navi Mumbai town have been witnessing incessant rains since the last two days and a number of incidents of tree fall were reported from these localities, an official said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also allowed employees of government and semi-government institutions to report late to work. The state government also appealed people to stay safe at home if it is not necessary to go out. The chronic issue of water-logging of rail tracks returned to haunt Mumbai commuters who faced hardships on second consecutive day due to suspension of suburban services on the main line and harbour line on Karjat and Panvel sections. Being a Sunday, most of the office-goers were spared of hardships caused by the suspension of local train services. Due to the accumulation of water on tracks at a few sections, the Central Railway's services on the Main Line and Harbour Line between the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (in Mumbai) and Karjat, Kasaraand Khopoli were suspended since 8 am, its chief spokesman Sunil Udasi said. "This has been done as a precautionary measure to avoid hardships to commuters later...the situation will be reviewed every hour," he said. However, the train services on Trans-Harbour Line and fourth corridor of Kharkopar were normal, he said. Due to water-logging and crashing of boulders between Karjat (located in neighbouring Raigad district) and Lonavala hill town (in Pune district) in the Western Ghats section, several Mumbai-bound trains were terminated, diverted or cancelled, an official at the CR control room said. The rail route from Pune to Mumbai was also closed, he added. Besides local trains, some long distance trains like Duranto, Konark Express, Amritsar Express and Devgiri Express were stuck near Igatpuri (in Nashik district), and Aatgaon and Khardi near Kalyan, another Central Railway official said. On Saturday as well, the services on the main line and harbour line remained suspended for several hours due to heavy rains coupled with high tide and overflowing of Mithi river. A Mumbai airport spokesperson on Sunday said two incoming flights were diverted and six had to make a go-around due to the heavy rains. Many long-distance trains were either cancelled or short-terminated. Due to the downpour, the Mumbai-Goa national highway was shut for road traffic due to rise in the water levels of Jagbudi and Vashishti rivers in the Konkan region. In Palghar, heavy rains led to water levels rising over the tracks in some sections, leading to suspension of train services between Vasai and Virar towns in the morning hours, a Western Railway official said. All Mail and Express trains were stopped on the Western line due to flooding on tracks near Nalasopara, he said. However, trains were moving on the Vasai-Churchgate and Virar-Dadar sections, he added. The Thane district administration also asked residents of villages located on the banks of Barvi and Ulhas rivers to shift to safer places as there was flooding in those areas due to release of water from the Barvi dam. Thousands of people in Thane and Palghar districts were affected on Sunday by power outage after sub-stations were submerged and transformers damaged due to heavy rains. Authorities in Pune have issued an advisory asking people to be alert as the situation could turn "critical", and ordered schools and colleges to be shut on Monday. Seven members of a family stranded at a house in the water-logged Kamshet area were also rescued by a team of the NDRF, an official from the agency said. With more water being released from the Khadakwasla dam, water gushed into several low-lying areas in Balewadi, Baner, Aundh, Yerwada, Sinhgad Road and Bopodi. In Nashik district, heavy rains and release of water from Gangapur dam into the Godavari river caused a flood-like situation in some areas of the district. In coastal Ratnagiri district, an SUV carrying six persons was swept away in a flooded river, police said. While five of them were rescued, one person is still missing. Meanwhile, opposition parties hit out at the chief minister for being on a poll yatra even as the state continued to face the brunt of heavy rains. "If the government does not take immediate steps to provide respite, we along with citizens will take over the disaster control cell. People of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Raigad, Pen, Nashik, Sangli and Kolhapur are suffering due to rains and the state government is busy taking care of the CM's yatra," Congress campaign committee chief Nana Patole said.
2019-08-03Maharashtra rains updates | Fresh low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal - The Hindu
Maharashtra rains updates | Fresh low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal UPDATED: AUGUST 03, 2019 22:23 IST : Thousands of passengers remained stranded for hours at stations between Thane and Panvel of the Central Railway as train movement was hit on water-logged tracks. The Godavari river was flowing above the danger mark in Nashik district. Officials asked people living along the banks of rivers in the Maharashtra to remain alert as water from several dams had been released following heavy rains over the past few days. The India Meteorological Department warns that more heavy showers are expected in the next 24 hours on the upper west coast. The weather office cautions people, saying heavy rainfall warning on a “very-high-tide day” in the Arabian Sea was “not a good combination“. Thousands of passengers remained stranded for hours at stations between Thane and Panvel of the Central Railway as train movement was hit on water-logged tracks. The Godavari river was flowing above the danger mark in Nashik district. Officials asked people living along the banks of rivers in the state to remain alert as water from several dams had been released following heavy rains over the past few days. On August 2, an IMD forecast said several areas along the west coast will continue to receive moderate to heavy rainfall. Central Railway tweets: "Fast corridor between CSMT and Kalyan also operational from 18.21 hrs. The trains will be running at cautious speed for sometime to clear mid section bunching. Please bear with us."
2019-08-03Mumbai rains live updates: Heavy rains, waterlogged rail tracks derail Maximum City - Times of India
Mumbai rains live updates: Heavy rains, waterlogged rail tracks derail Maximum City Aug 03, 2019, 22:57:26 IST : Mumbai rains live updates: Heavy rains, waterlogged rail tracks derail Maximum City Waterlogging on railway tracks due to heavy rains and high tide on Saturday affected movement of trains on Thane and Panvel sections of the Central Railway in Mumbai, leaving thousands of passengers stranded at various stations.
2019-08-03Downpour in Thane claims one life, holiday for educational institutions in Palghar - Times of India
Downpour in Thane claims one life, holiday for educational institutions in Palghar Updated: Aug 3, 2019, 12:47 IST : HANE: One person was electrocuted as heavy rains battered Thane district on Saturday, disrupting normal life due to water-logging and flooding in some parts. Another person suffered serious injuries after the roof of a bakery in Mumbra caved in, officials said. Incessant downpour continued in neighbouring Palghar district as well, prompting the authorities to declare a holiday for educational institutions on Saturday and also issue an advisory asking people to stay indoors. Due to the heavy rainfall overnight in Thane, roads, nullahs and even housing societies were flooded. The gushing water swept away vehicles in some areas, officials said. The low-lying areas in the city were affected the most as several housing complexes in such areas were flooded. Schools in Thane declared a holiday due to heavy rains. Buses and autos were not plying on the roads due to flood, which caused incovenience to the commuters. Eighteen-year-old Santosh Gole, a resident of Dharmaveer Nagar in Thane, was electrocuted when he tried to remove the plug of the refrigerator at his house, chief of the Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Santosh Kadam said. He was taken to Thane Civil hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. In another incident, one person suffered serious injuries after the roof of a bakery located near Mumbra police station in Zainy Colony, caved in, officials said, adding that he was admitted to a private hospital. In Palghar district, several villages were marooned as the roads connecting them were flooded. Some of the important roads in the district have been shut due to ongoing floods, officials said. The gates of the Surya dam were opened releasing the excess water, officials said. Palghar District Collector Kailas Shinde said the weather department has predicted heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday. Considering the heavy rainfall warning, people are advised to remain indoors and get out of the house only if it is absolutely necessary. People should not go near the flooded roads, bridges, river, he said. He said a holiday has been declared for all the educational institutions in the district. In case of any emergency the citizens are requested to get in touch with the disaster control room at the district headquarters, Shinde said.
2019-08-03Weather Update: IMD indicates intense rainfall to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai areas - Zee Business
Weather Update: IMD indicates intense rainfall to continue in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai areas Updated: Sat, Aug 03, 2019 10:02 am : Weather Update: India Meteorological Department (IMD) today said that intense rainfall to continue in North Konkan areas including Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, & Palghar for the next 4-6 hours. In last 24 hours, Mumbai and surrounding areas received widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places, and its impact was witnessed more towards suburbs including Thane and Navi Mumbai areas. Private weather forcaster SkymetWeather said, "As reiterated by Skymet, three digit rains have lashed Mumbai. Santa Cruz in #Mumbai recorded 101 mm of #rain in 21 hours from 8.30 am yesterday to 5.30 am today. Expect moderate to heavy rains today as well." Heavy rainfall has affected traffic on Western Express Highway which is waterlogged due incessant rains in Jogeshwari. Report coming in says that all government schools will remain closed in Thane today, as the Thane Municipal Corporation has issued the orders in view of continuous rainfall in the city. Notably, landslide occurred near Mauje Dhamandevi village in Raigad near Poladpur on Mumbai-Goa highway today, following incessant rainfall. The Mumbai-Goa highway closed for traffic from both sides. Road-clearing operation is underway by Police and administration, according to ANI report. In Palghar too streets are waterlogged and houses submerged in water, in the wake of heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, Odisha government has directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of heavy rains forecast by IMD. Earlier on Thursday, IMD said that monsoon rains are expected to be 100% of a long-term average in August and September, making up for a shortfall in the first two months of the season that began in June. The statement further said that crop-nourishing monsoon rains are expected to be 99% of the long-term average in August. The IMD defined average, or normal, rainfall as between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 89 centimetres for the entire four-month season beginning June. Monsoon rains play a crucial role in agriculture - which employs 50% of India`s workforce - as nearly half of the country`s farmland lacks irrigation. Water levels in India`s main reservoirs were at 33% of their storage capacity, against 45% at the same time last year, according to the latest government data.
2019-08-03Mumbai Rains: Wall collapse, flooded roads and overflowing lakes grip Thane City - Republic World
Mumbai Rains: Wall collapse, flooded roads and overflowing lakes grip Thane City August 03, 2019 13:32 IST : The extremely heavy downpour in the Mumbai metropolis has also taken a toll in the suburbs. Visuals from the neighboring Thane city show the massive damage that the showers have inflicted upon the lake city. In a video that surfaced on social media, a wall can be seen collapsing in Thane's Vasant Leela, a housing society situated in Ghodbunder Road. The scary footage of the post-wall collapse shows the wall being reduced to rubble as it damaged two cars. One of the cars was completely smashed by the collapse. Majority of lakes in the city started overflowing. The famous Upvan Lake in Thane's Pokhran Road also started to overflow. One of the most shocking incidents was when the Ghodbunder Road was flooded and buses had a tough time as they made their way through the water-logged highway. Water started gushing into a TMT bus. Visuals show the interiors of the bus being flooded.The city took massive damage and many areas were flooded.
2019-08-03Mumbai rains: Thane DCP updates on traffic diversions - Mid-day
Mumbai rains: Thane DCP updates on traffic diversions Updated: Aug 03, 2019, 14:39 IST : In the view of rains lashing Mumbai suburbs, Thane and Navi Mumbai, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amit Kale on Saturday listed out traffic diversions. The traffic from Kalyan to Murbad is diverted from Ambivali-Titwala road number 2. The traffic from Rajnoli to Bhiwandi via Saibaba temple is diverted from Rajnoli-Sonai-Bhiwandi. The traffic from Thane to Nasik on NH 3 is very slow due to waterlogged in Narpoli. People are hence advised to use Majiwada-Balkum-Kasheli Bhiwandi road. People are advised to use Mumbra-Airoli-Mulund-Thane road. The traffic from Mumbra to Kharegaon toll Naka is very slow as many heavy vehicles have halted on the same line. The areas that are facing water-logging issues in Thane are Hiranandani, Gadkari Rangayatan, Gopalbaug Park area, Shreenagar society Rabodi, Waghbil Naka. Water-logging has been reported several parts of Thane and railway tracks near Kalyan area. Badlapur citizens might face the heavy waterlogging situation again. The Thane collector has declared a holiday for schools. Around 890 mm rain has been reported within the last 24 hours. According to Railways, suburban services are running on all lines with some delays. The railways also said that all mail and express trains are also running as per schedule.
2019-08-03Thane-Mumbai metro: Bombay High Court seeks MMRDA, government response on PIL - Yahoo India News
Thane-Mumbai metro: Bombay High Court seeks MMRDA, government response on PIL 3 August 2019 : Mumbai: The Bombay High Court directed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Develo­pment Authority (MMRDA) and the Maharash­tra Govt on Friday to file their affidavits in response to a plea against the metro project that will connect the city to Thane. A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice NM Jamdar was hear­ing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a group called Tha­ne Nagrik Pratishthan cha­llenging the permissions grant­ed for the project. The petition claimed the Metro Line 4, whi­ch will link Wadala in Central Mumbai to neighbouring Tha­ne, was riddled with non-app­li­cation of mind by the authori­ties and defective planning.
2019-08-03Thane: Man gives divorce to wife over WhatsApp; booked under new triple talaq law - Times Now
Thane: Man gives divorce to wife over WhatsApp; booked under new triple talaq law Updated Aug 03, 2019: Thane: A man was booked on Friday for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife on phone as well as through a message on WhatsApp in Thane, Maharashtra. A case has been registered against the man in Mumbra Police Station under the Muslim Women (Protection of RIghts on Marriage) Act, which was recently passed in the Parliament. According to reports, a Muslim woman filed a complaint with the police in Mumbra alleging that her husband uttered the word 'talaq' thrice over the phone to her. After the phone call, the man also wrote the same words in a text message and sent her on WhatsApp. The police have booked him under the new triple talaq law. Elsewhere in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, a case was registered against a man for allegedly divorcing his wife in the middle of a road for refusing to arrange a dowry amount of Rs 1 lakh. He was booked under section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection for Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, on the basis of a complaint by the victim's mother. Reportedly, the families of the man and the woman have been locked in a dispute over the dowry amount for some time now. A case has already been registered in a police station in Mathura regarding the dowry settlement. On Thursday, the two parties had come for mediation and it was after that the man demanded Rs 1 lakh from the woman's family. When the woman refused, the man uttered the word 'talaq' thrice in a row to her and walked away.
2019-08-03Mumbai rains live updates: Red alert issued amid heavy rain warning - Times of India
Mumbai rains live updates: Red alert issued amid heavy rain warning Aug 03, 2019, 10:34:48 IST : Mumbai rains live updates: Waterlogging following heavy downpour, high tide warning issued After two days of moderate showers, the met department on Friday forecast intense heavy rainfall in Mumbai on late Saturday and Sunday. The city has received 91.39% of its required monsoon rainfall and Friday's rain has made the city's monsoon total cross the 2,000mm mark.
2019-08-03Thane: Wall Collapses in Vasant Leela Complex on Ghodbunder Road After Heavy Rains, Watch Video - LatestLY
Thane: Wall Collapses in Vasant Leela Complex on Ghodbunder Road After Heavy Rains, Aug 03, 2019 02:56 PM IST : Thane, August 3: A wall collapsed in Thane after heavy rains lashed the city on Saturday. The wall collapse, which took place in Vasant Leela Complex on Ghodbunder road, was captured in a CCTV camera. The video footage shows a compound wall collapsing apparently due to pressure on water flooding the road in the area. Thane city witnessed heavy downpour disrupting normal life due to waterlogging and flooding in some parts. Due to the heavy rainfall overnight in Thane, roads, nullahs and even housing societies were flooded. The gushing water swept away vehicles in some areas. Buses and autos were not plying as roads were waterlogged. Thane Municipal Corporation, in view of torrential downpour, declared a holiday in all government-run schools in the city. The civic body also issued an advisory asking people to stay indoors.
2019-08-0310-kg tumour removed, 70-year-old breathes free - Times of India
10-kg tumour removed, 70-year-old breathes free Updated: Aug 3, 2019, 8:05 IST : KALYAN: After a complex surgery lasting over four hours, doctors successfully removed a 21-cm-long tumour, weighing 10 kg, from the abdomen of a 70-year-old woman. Bhiwandi resident Pramila Jukar, who had been in pain for the past two years and was confined to the bed, is now able to move freely. She was taken to various doctors who concluded it was an ovarian tumour. But, they advised against surgery due to her poor health. She was recently referred to Dr Tejal Khadakban at Holy Cross Hospital in Kalyan. Dr Khadakban, consultant surgical oncologist, said, The patient's legs were swollen and her abdomen was distended. She could barely finish a sentence in a single breath, and was not able to eat anything. A CT scan revealed a huge ovarian tumour which was about 21cm, arising from the left ovary, and weighing 10 kg, which is rare. Due to her critical medical status, the tumour was immediately mobilised and excised completely. She was discharged after a week. If she had not been treated in time, she could have become malnourished and developed cardiac and respiratory issues, said Dr Khadakban. Pramila says, A year ago, I was bedridden, and could not even breathe and eat properly. I was dependent on my son and daughter-in-law for doing all my chores as my condition kept worsening. I am thankful to the doctors for giving me a new lease of life. I am pain-free and can move about freely.
2019-08-02Case registered against Thane man who gave wife triple talaq on WhatsApp - India Today
Case registered against Thane man who gave triple talaq to wife on Whats UPDATED: August 2, 2019 23:38 IST : Two days after the bill criminalising triple talaq was passed, Thane Police in Maharashtra registered a case against a man who allegedly gave talaq to his wife through WhatsApp. Police at Mumbra near Thane on Thursday night registered an FIR under IPC Section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and Section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act. Under Section 4 of the new act -- passed by the Parliament on July 30 -- a Muslim husband who pronounces triple talaq is liable to be punished by imprisonment up to three years and fine. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint by a 31-year-old woman, senior police inspector Madhukar Kad said. Between 2015 and 2018, her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law harassed her for dowry, and her husband gave her triple talaq over phone and WhatsApp, the woman told police. Nobody has been arrested in the case yet.
2019-08-022 Days After Passing of Triple Talaq Bill, Case Registered Against Thane Man Under New Law - News18
2 Days After Passing of Triple Talaq Bill, Case Registered Against Thane Man Under New Law Updated:August 2, 2019, 8:36 PM IST : Thane: Two days after the bill criminalising triple talaq was passed, Thane police in Maharashtra registered a case against a man who allegedly gave talaq to his wife through WhatsApp. Police at Mumbra near here on Thursday night registered an FIR under IPC section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act. Under section 4 of the new act — passed by Parliament on July 30 — a Muslim husband who pronounces triple talaq is liable to be punished by imprisonment up to three years and fine. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint by a 31-year-old woman, said senior police inspector Madhukar Kad. Between 2015 and 2018, her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law harassed her for dowry, and her husband gave her triple talaq over phone and WhatsApp, the woman told police. Nobody has been arrested in the case yet.
2019-08-02First case under new triple talaq law lodged in Thane - Daijiworld.com
First case under new triple talaq law lodged in Thane Fri, Aug 2 2019 09:58:50 PM : Thane (Maharashtra), Aug 2 (IANS): The Mumbra Police here have lodged what is probably the first case in Maharashtra filed by a woman under the new triple talaq law against her Mumbai-based husband, a police official said. The case has been registered by the victim, Jannat Begum Patel, 31, against her husband Imtiyaz Ghulam Patel, 35, and his family members, said senior police inspector Madhukar Kad. "On November 30 last year, the accused (Patel) had given a divorce to the complainant (Jannat Begum) on phone and by a WhatsApp message. Since then, he has been living with another woman in Mumbai, while the complainant is staying with her family in Mumbra since the past around eight months," Kad told IANS. He added that Jannat Begum's first information report (FIR) has been filed against her husband Patel, invoking relevant provisions of the section 4 of the new Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Act, 2019, plus IPC sections 498 and 406. Besides the husband, the police have booked his mother Rehana Ghulam Hussain Patel, and his sister Sultana Ghulam Hussain Patel in the case. Speaking to mediapersons with a veil on her face, the victim recounted her ordeal at the hands of her husband and how he pronounced the now-banned 'triple talaq' last November when she was seven months pregnant. She said her child was later born premature due to the shock of the divorce. She added that she was tortured for dowry, abused by her husband and in-laws and then left to fend for herself and her baby after the 'triple talaq', but she was fortunate that her parents took care of her. To a question whether the accused has been arrested or summoned for questioning, Kad said investigations are currently in progress before the police decide on initiating further suitable action in the matter. Jannat added that after the triple talaq was pronounced over phone and WhatsApp message, she had filed a case when the Ordinance was in force, but no action was taken. "After it became a law yesterday, a Mumbai NGO, Aurat-e-Shariyat advised me to file a fresh complaint under the new provisions. I did that and the police have taken cognisance," said Jannat. When pointed out that this is the first case under the new law in the state, she urged all women "not to give up". "We are not going against the tenets of the Quran, but we are fighting for our rights," she exhorted women facing a similar situation. President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his assent to the Triple Talaq Bill, making the practice of giving instant triple talaq orally a criminal offence with provisions of a jail term of upto three years. The Triple Talaq Bill or Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 which prohibits divorce by pronouncing "talaq" thrice in one occasion by a husband, was recently passed by both Houses of Parliament. First, it was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 25 despite the opposition's demand for its scrutiny by a Standing Committee, and subsequently, it was passed by the Rajya Sabha last Tuesday.
2019-08-02HC seeks MMRDA, Maha govt''s response on PIL against Thane-Mumbai metro - Outlook India
HC seeks MMRDA, Maha govt''s response on PIL against Thane-Mumbai metro 02 AUGUST 2019 Last Updated at 8:06 PM : Mumbai, Aug 2 The Bombay High Court directed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Maharashtra government on Friday to file their affidavits in response to a plea against the metro project that will connect the city to Thane. A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a group called Thane Nagrik Pratishthan challenging the permissions granted for the project. The petition claimed that the Metro Line 4, which will link Wadala in central Mumbai to neighbouring Thane, was riddled with non-application of mind by the authorities and defective planning. "The authorities have failed to consider the project''s detrimental impact on the city, its people and safety of the environment," the plea said, adding that the project did not have requisite environmental clearance. The PIL challenges two notifications issued by the state government. The first, issued in June last year, made the MMRDA the planning authority for all metro projects and stated that it did not need to take permission for any activity pertaining to the metro project. The second notification was issued in June this year, by which MMRDA decided to construct the Line 4 as an elevated rather than an underground one. The bench directed the MMRDA and state to file their affidavits within six weeks.
2019-08-02Patient's family thrash doctors, vandalise Thane hospital property over minor argument - India TV News
Patient's family thrash doctors, vandalise Thane hospital property over minor argument Updated on: August 02, 2019 15:11 IST : Family members of a patient receiving treatment at a Thane hospital were taken into custody after they engaged in a scuffle with the employees at the medical centre. The incident was reported from Kashinath Patil Hospital in Thane, on July 30 after a man with blade injuries was brought to the hospital for treatment. A doctor at the hospital first reported the matter to the police and later admitted the man for treatment in the ICU. A scuffle between the members of the family and the hospital staff broke out after the family was obstructed from paying frequent visits to the Intensive Care Unit, to watch the admitted patient. A CCTV camera at the hospital premises had captured the tussle, in which the family members of the patient were seen vandalising the hospital property. The footage also captured the family thrashing the hospital staff and doctors. The family later tried to escape from the hospital. Based on the CCTV video, the police have registered a case against the family, while the patient and his wife have been taken into police custody. A hunt to nab the rest of the family members is underway.
2019-08-02Case registered against Thane man under new triple talaq law - Times of India
Case registered against Thane man under new triple talaq law Updated: Aug 2, 2019, 19:51 IST : THANE: Two days after the bill criminalizing triple talaq was passed, Thane police in Maharashtra registered a case against a man who allegedly gave talaq to his wife through WhatsApp. Police at Mumbra near here on Thursday night registered an FIR under IPC section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act. Under section 4 of the new Act, passed by Parliament on July 30, a Muslim husband who pronounces triple talaq is liable to be punished by imprisonment up to three year