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2016-09-30Thane: Film festival to shed light on mental health - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Film festival to shed light on mental health Institute of Psychological Health (IPH), Thane, is organising a film festival called Mantarang, which will showcase movies to create awareness about mental health. The two day film festival will be held in the premises of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, on October 8 and 9, 2016. The two days will see feature films, documentaries and short films being showcased on the subject of mental health for the audiences, followed by a chat session. Some of the subjects of the films that are being showcased at this festival include: effective parenting, impact of social media on our lives, self development. In addition, a movie `Kaasav' (tortoise) on the subject of depression and directed by director-duo Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar will be premiered at this festival. After the screenings, audiences will get a chance to interact with mental health experts and film personalities associated with the movies shown at the festival. IPH is engaged in the field of mental health since past 27 years. Apart from the film festival IPH also organises the prestigious annual Padma Manohar Phatak DWIJ Puraskar, which is attended by dignitaries of the state. The awards are given to patients of schizophrenia and their families who have overcome the mental disorder.
Thane: Film festival to shed light on mental health - Daily News & Analysis

2016-09-30Eco-friendly celebrations: Oldest Durga mandal in Thane to replicate temple from West Bengal using rice husk - Daily News & Analysis
Eco-friendly celebrations: Oldest Durga mandal in Thane to replicate temple from West Bengal using rice husk An eco-friendly fervour caught on the Thanekars since ganeshotsav and is set to influence Durga puja celebrations too. Bangiya Parishad, the oldest Durga mandal in Thane is creating a replica of the Bargabhima temple of Midnapore district, West Bengal using rice husk this year. Bangiya Parishad, which is in the 54th year of Durga puja celebration, is considered the second oldest durga mandal in Mumbai. "Over 40 artists from Bengal are involved in erecting the replica," said S Bhattacharya, cultural secretary of Bangiya Parishad. The celebrations at the Highland garden venue will include prasad distribution along with a host of cultural activities. "For three days there will be distribution of bhog at our pandal, where everyone is welcome," said PK Guha, president of the parishad. Over 4000 people will be fed at the pandal every day, he added. Besides this, there will also be musical performances by contestants of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Junior on October 9 and by singer Javed Ali on October 10. A mela (fair) will also be organised at the venue, where 30 to 40 food stalls offering varied Indian dishes will be put up for visitors. Bargabhima temple is one of the oldest Kali temple and considered to be one of the 51 shaktipeeths in India. It is 1150 years old and was built by the maharaja of Mayor dynasty.
Eco-friendly celebrations: Oldest Durga mandal in Thane to replicate temple from West Bengal using rice husk - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-30Thane decks up to welcome the Goddess on Saturday - Times of India
Thane decks up to welcome the Goddess on Saturday Updated: Oct 1, 2016, 04.38 AM IST THANE: With the nine-day Navratri festival kickstarting from Saturday, residents have completed decorating, cleaning and tidying up their homes. On Tuesday morning, the entrance of everyone's homes will be adorned with colourful rangolis. Small footprints will be drawn at the entrance of homes to indicate the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi. The morning air will be filled with the chanting of prayers and the beats of the dhol tasha. During the nine days, everyone, especially the women, wear clothes of a particular which signifies the Goddess. Every day, a different Goddess is worshipped during the nine-day festival. Joyti Waghmare, a resident of Vrindavan society, said, ''We eagerly wait for this festival as we worship the different avtars of the Goddess. Each of these represent the different aspects of women in the world. We keep a small pot or a kalash that is decorated with flowers and leaves. We place a coconut on it and also put a mangalsutra around it for good luck." "The kalash is then placed before the picture of the Goddess. We then offer different kinds of bhog every day. We fill the kalash with grains and water to seek blessings from the Goddess and ensure that we never face hunger or thirst," Waghmare added. Another resident Shweta Kulkarni said "This is one of the most auspicious festivals for us as we believe that by worshipping Goddess Ambe and Durga for nine days, we will be blessed with a lifetime of fortune. We not only decorate the kalash daily, but also offer the Goddess with different kinds of sweets every day. After the havan and pooja we spend the rest of the day pandal hopping." Meanwhile, for the youth the main celebrations revolves around dressing up for the occasion, pandal hopping and garba. "We love going to the different pandals, seeing unique themes and seeking blessings from the different avatars of the Devi. But the best part is the garba. We friends have taken leave from work and will be visiting each other's society's for garba. We will dance the night away on all the nine days," said Asmita Joshi (28), a Sambhaji Nagar resident.
Thane decks up to welcome the Goddess on Saturday - Times of India
2016-09-29Legal aid clinic for trafficking victims at Thane - The Hindu - The Hindu
Legal aid clinic for trafficking victims at Thane MUMBAI:, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 00:00 IST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 01, 2016 21:40 IST The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Thane, on Wednesday opened a legal aid clinic to offer assistance to the victims of trafficking. The clinic will help them in their court cases, get them police support when required, and guide them to avail of benefits under various schemes introduced by the Centre and the State. The clinic is in pursuance of a notification issued by the Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority to all the DLSAs. Justice Prasad Rao Khair, secretary of the DLSA, Thane, inaugurated the clinic on the premises of the NGO, Madat, which helps women and senior citizens solve their disputes. The clinic has been set up by the DLSA in partnership with International Justice Mission (IJM). Lawyers working at the clinic will spread awareness of legal services available to such victims. “Such clinics go a long way in not only helping victims to be represented legally, but also getting them rehabilitated. The idea is to bring all the victims into the mainstream and assist them in every way possible,” Justice Khair told The Hindu . Senior police inspector Ravindra Daundkar of Thane Anti-Human Trafficking Cell said, “This is a great initiative for victims who do not have easy access to legal procedures. The NGO approaches us when they need help to trace the accused and we approach them when the victims need legal representation.” The journey to establish the legal aid clinic began in 2004 when the National Legal Services Authority submitted a report to the Supreme Court, based on which, the Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Scheme, 2015, was implemented. Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, makes victims of human trafficking eligible to legal services. The legal services authorities after examining the eligibility criteria of an applicant and the existence of a prima facie case in his/her favour, provide counselling at State expense, pay the required court fee, and bear all the incidental expenses. Sanjay Macwan, IJM’s regional director for north India, said, “ Through the clinic, lawyers, social workers and counsellors will provide assistance to the victims.”
2016-09-29Cong will win 70-75 seats in Thane civic body polls: Rane - Times of India
Cong will win 70-75 seats in Thane civic body polls: Rane Sep 29, 2016, 02.25 PM IST Thane, Sep 29 () Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Congress leader Narayan Rane said his party will fight forthcoming civic body polls in Mumbai and Thane on the issues of "rampant corruption and misrule" even as he expressed hope to win 70-75 seats here. Addressing a meeting of party workers here yesterday Rane came down heavily on Shiv Sena saying he will at an "appropriate" time "expose rampant corruption and misrule" of the party which "ruined" both the civic bodies. "The government has not fulfilled its promises and hence citizens are waiting for the polls. Development has come to a grinding halt, the state is bankrupt, and the government has failed to do any work. People are annoyed with this dispensation," Rane, who is the party's district in-charge said. "If you want development and good governance, vote us to power," he said. Talking to newsmen, he said his party was hopeful of bagging at least 70-75 seats in Thane Municipal Corporation. The senior leader also warned those defecting from the party saying will face defeat in the polls. The "BJP wave has ended" and the "Congress wave is at its peak", he claimed appealing partymen to do away with infighting and work for victory. Rane said his committee had recommended 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes for the Maratha community. It had recommended the inclusion of Marathas in the socially-and economically backward class, which forms the basis of the 16 per cent reservation without infringing on the reservation in the above sectors for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and other communities. We had suggested reservation based on the formula already existing in Tamil Nadu, he said. Sena rules the 130-member TMC with more than 58 seats while in the 227-member house in BMC, Sena has 75 corporators. Atleast 10 municipal corporations including Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Pune, Pimpari-Chinchwad, Solapur and Akola are going to polls by February 2017. COR DK TIR RYS
2016-09-29Many schemes, but they never reach tribals, laments CM at Thane meet - Times of India
Many schemes, but they never reach tribals, laments CM at Thane meet Updated: Oct 1, 2016, 10.31 AM IST THANE: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced the formation of a dedicated task force in the state to eradicate malnutrition deaths from Maharashtra. While addressing the media in Thane on Thursday, Fadnavis said, "As many as 111 officers have been appointed to work in team to eradicate malnutrition. We have also included the malnourished children in various schemes, such as Village Child Development Centre (VCDC) and Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRC), among others. Four paediatricians from well-known Mumbai hospitals have also roped in." The trigger to the announcement reportedly was the high numbers of children succumbing to malnutrition in the state and especially the neighbouring Palghar district. As a measure to detect malnutrition, Fadnavis has assured to implement a special team that would further narrow down on timely supervising health of infants in tribal areas. "Children till the age of six years will be continuously monitored at regular intervals through Anganwadis." Fadnavis, said, "The team will comprise of ministers and officers from the tribal welfare, woman and child welfare and medical education departments. The figures of infant deaths in Maharashtra is high and Jawahar and Mokhada talukas have registered an increase in fatality figures in the state," said Fadnavis. "We have several programmes for the benefit of the tribals where malnutrition is noticed. It is a pity that vital projects never reach those who are to be benefited by it. I am hopeful this new panel will work in liasoning between departments and help the plans reach its beneficaries," said Fadnavis. The authorities are also working on developing a centralised kitchen scheme for tribal hostels for improved food quality. Meanwhile, a delegation from the Shramjivi Sanghatana protested outside the Thane collector office over the atate apathy towards the malnutrition issue. The police detained a few protesters.
Many schemes, but they never reach tribals, laments CM at Thane meet - Times of India
2016-09-29Many schemes, but they never reach tribals, laments CM at Thane meet - Times of India
Many schemes, but they never reach tribals, laments CM at Thane meet Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 04.18 AM IST THANE: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced the formation of a dedicated task force in the state to eradicate malnutrition deaths from Maharashtra. While addressing the media in Thane on Thursday, Fadnavis said, "As many as 111 officers have been appointed to work in team to eradicate malnutrition. We have also included the malnourished children in various schemes, such as Village Child Development Centre (VCDC) and Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRC), among others. Four paediatricians from well-known Mumbai hospitals have also roped in." The trigger to the announcement reportedly was the high numbers of children succumbing to malnutrition in the state and especially the neighbouring Palghar district. As a measure to detect malnutrition, Fadnavis has assured to implement a special team that would further narrow down on timely supervising health of infants in tribal areas. "Children till the age of six years will be continuously monitored at regular intervals through Anganwadis." Fadnavis, said, "The team will comprise of ministers and officers from the tribal welfare, woman and child welfare and medical education departments. The figures of infant deaths in Maharashtra is high and Jawahar and Mokhada talukas have registered an increase in fatality figures in the state," said Fadnavis. "We have several programmes for the benefit of the tribals where malnutrition is noticed. It is a pity that vital projects never reach those who are to be benefited by it. I am hopeful this new panel will work in liasoning between departments and help the plans reach its beneficaries," said Fadnavis. The authorities are also working on developing a centralised kitchen scheme for tribal hostels for improved food quality. Meanwhile, a delegation from the Shramjivi Sanghatana protested outside the Thane collector office over the atate apathy towards the malnutrition issue. The police detained a few protesters.
Many schemes, but they never reach tribals, laments CM at Thane meet - Times of India
2016-09-29Congress Will Win 70-75 Seats In Thane Civic Body Polls: Narayan Rane - NDTV
Congress Will Win 70-75 Seats In Thane Civic Body Polls: Narayan Rane Updated: September 29, 2016 14:42 IST MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Congress leader Narayan Rane said his party will fight forthcoming civic body polls in Mumbai and Thane on the issues of "rampant corruption and misrule" even as he expressed hope to win 70-75 seats here. Addressing his party workers yesterday Mr Rane came down heavily on Shiv Sena saying he will at an "appropriate" time "expose rampant corruption and misrule" of the party which "ruined" both the civic bodies. "The government has not fulfilled its promise and hence citizens are waiting for the polls. Development has come to a grinding halt, the state is bankrupt, and the government has failed to do any work. People are annoyed with this dispensation," Mr Rane said. "If you want development and good governance, vote us to power," he said. Mr Rane predicted that the Congress would bag at least 70 to 75 seats in Thane civic polls. He also warned those who had left the party that they will end up on the losing side. He claimed that not only has the "BJP wave" ended, but also that the "Congress wave was at its peak". He also said that a committee led by him had recommended 16 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha community. The inclusion of Marathas in the socially-and economically backward class, which forms the basis of the 16 per cent reservation, did not infringe on the claims of other communities. He said that the suggestions were based on the formula already existing in Tamil Nadu. Shiv Sena controls the 130-member Thane Municipal Corporation with more than 58 and has 75 corporators. 10 municipal corporations including Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Pune, Pimpari-Chinchwad, Solapur and Akola are going to polls in February next year.
Congress Will Win 70-75 Seats In Thane Civic Body Polls: Narayan Rane - NDTV
2016-09-29Narayan Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mumbai civic bodies - Times of India
Narayan Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mumbai civic bodies Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 04.27 AM IST Thane: Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane has hurled serious allegations at the Shiv Sena ruled Mumbai and Thane corporations claiming the bodies were hotbeds of corruption. The former state chief minister has raised questions over the manner in which standing committee and general body proposals were passed in the past and assured of some explosive revelations soon. Rane was talking to the media late on Thursday after he was appointed as the incharge of Thane ahead of the civic polls. "I have information about various issues related to a few questionable standing commitee and general body proposals. All tenders cleared have a certain percentage fixed for Matoshri," he alleged launching a direct attack on Sena. Speaking on recent defections in the city, he said the party was unfazed. "Filtering will keep happening now for the next four months but we will be left with leaders who are positive of winning on their own merit while those lacking confidence will seek seats elsewhere," he said assuring his team of a confident sweep of 75 seats despite the new four panel system to be implemented. Rane also advised party members in Thane to stop bickering in public about the party or differences with allies. "Alliance is like marriage, and once you are wedded it is for the partners to sort out differences," he said. "Waves come and go and the BJP effect won't last this coming polls, we are confident of winning the civic polls and will help carve a new and prosperous Thane," he said urging party colleagues to start work at grass root levels. tnn
Narayan Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mumbai civic bodies - Times of India
2016-09-29Task force to be set up to check malnutrition: Fadnavis - Times of India
Task force to be set up to check malnutrition: Devendra Fadnavis Updated: Oct 1, 2016, 10.25 AM IST TAHNE: Sep 29 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a state-level task force would be set up to curb malnutrition in the state. The government is sensitive on the issue, and hence, a state-level task force committee would be set up under the chairmanship of the state health minister, he said at a press conference after chairing the Konkan division review meeting here. "In order to eradicate the problem of malnutrition, there is a need for co-ordination among different departments. Taking this into account, the task force committee is being set up. It will comprise minister for medical education, women and child welfare, tribal development and secretaries of these departments," he said. This committee will coordinate with all departments and plan activities. Deaths, allegedly due to malnourihsment reported from some districts, especially Palghar, took centre stage last week after National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice to the state government, giving it four weeks time to submit a report on deaths of children in Palghar. The NHRC had taken suo motu cognisance of media reports which stated that 600 children have died allegedly due to malnutrition in Palghar this year. "Nutritional food will be given through a centralised kitchen and arrangements would be made in that directions. A detailed plan would be drafted to extend the coverage of this kitchen," Fadnavis said. He cited the example of Gram Vikas Kendra, Bal Upchar Kendra, Poshan Punarvasan Kendras in Palghar district and said that time-bound programmes are being planned to curb child deaths. Medical examination of children in the age group of 0-6 years is being conducted and as per need they are further treated or lodged at the respective centres, the Chief Minister said. Meanwhile, a group of people from Palghar staged protest outside the meeting venue here. Over 50 protesters under the banner of Shramajeevi Sanghatana, raised slogans against the government, accusing it of failing to check rampant malnourishment in the region. As many as 55 people, including women, were arrested under relevant sections of Bombay Police Act, SHO of Thane Nagar Police Station said. COR ARS NSD RDS
2016-09-29Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mum civic bodies - Times of India
Narayan Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mum civic bodies Updated: Oct 1, 2016, 10.32 AM IST THANE: Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane has hurled serious allegations at the Shiv Sena ruled Mumbai and Thane corporations claiming the bodies were hotbeds of corruption. The former state chief minister has raised questions over the manner in which standing committee and general body proposals were passed in the past and assured of some explosive revelations soon. Rane was talking to the media late on Thursday after he was appointed as the incharge of Thane ahead of the civic polls. "I have information about various issues related to a few questionable standing commitee and general body proposals. All tenders cleared have a certain percentage fixed for Matoshri," he alleged launching a direct attack on Sena. Speaking on recent defections in the city, he said the party was unfazed. "Filtering will keep happening now for the next four months but we will be left with leaders who are positive of winning on their own merit while those lacking confidence will seek seats elsewhere," he said assuring his team of a confident sweep of 75 seats despite the new four panel system to be implemented. Rane also advised party members in Thane to stop bickering in public about the party or differences with allies. "Alliance is like marriage, and once you are wedded it is for the partners to sort out differences," he said. "Waves come and go and the BJP effect won't last this coming polls, we are confident of winning the civic polls and will help carve a new and prosperous Thane," he said urging party colleagues to start work at grass root levels. tnn
Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mum civic bodies - Times of India
2016-09-29Narayan Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mum civic bodies - Times of India
Narayan Rane alleges corruption in Thane, Mum civic bodies Updated: Oct 1, 2016, 10.32 AM IST THANE: Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane has hurled serious allegations at the Shiv Sena ruled Mumbai and Thane corporations claiming the bodies were hotbeds of corruption. The former state chief minister has raised questions over the manner in which standing committee and general body proposals were passed in the past and assured of some explosive revelations soon. Rane was talking to the media late on Thursday after he was appointed as the incharge of Thane ahead of the civic polls. "I have information about various issues related to a few questionable standing commitee and general body proposals. All tenders cleared have a certain percentage fixed for Matoshri," he alleged launching a direct attack on Sena. Speaking on recent defections in the city, he said the party was unfazed. "Filtering will keep happening now for the next four months but we will be left with leaders who are positive of winning on their own merit while those lacking confidence will seek seats elsewhere," he said assuring his team of a confident sweep of 75 seats despite the new four panel system to be implemented. Rane also advised party members in Thane to stop bickering in public about the party or differences with allies. "Alliance is like marriage, and once you are wedded it is for the partners to sort out differences," he said. "Waves come and go and the BJP effect won't last this coming polls, we are confident of winning the civic polls and will help carve a new and prosperous Thane," he said urging party colleagues to start work at grass root levels. tnn
2016-09-28Thane court orders man to pay maintenance to HIV+ve wife - Mid-Day
Thane court orders man to pay maintenance to HIV+ve wife By PTI | Posted 28-Sep-2016 Thane: The Thane district court has upheld the order of a magistrate ordering a 25-year-old man to pay maintenance to his HIV infected wife, and dismissed the appeal filed against it by the husband and his parents. The woman stated in her application that her marriage was solemnised with the man, a resident of Kalamboli in Raigad district, on May 20, 2013, in Uttar Pradesh. While the couple was residing in Ahmedabad, the woman became pregnant following which her blood test was done in which it was revealed that she was HIV positive. Following the disclosure, the husband sent the woman to her parents' house and they bore the expenses of her delivery and medical treatment. The woman, now residing at her parents house since she is unable to maintain herself and her child, sought interim relief, including Rs 37,000 maintenance per month. After hearing both the parties, Thane Judicial Magistrate had earlier ordered the husband to pay Rs 6,000 per month as maintenance to his wife. However, the woman's husband and his parents challenged the magistrate's order which was recently upheld by the court of District Judge P P Jadhav. Judge Jadhav observed that the applicant (woman) is residing with her parents because of refusal by opponents (husband and his family) to allow her to co-habit with them. At this stage, it cannot be ascertained as to how the applicant got infected with HIV. "The fact that she was diagnosed HIV+ve after the marriage is itself sufficient to conclude that she got infected while continuation of her marital relationship with the opponent," the court observed. "Under such circumstances, being husband it was the boundant duty of the opponent to look after her and maintain her properly," the Judge said. Though the opponents have not denied responsibility to maintain the child, no evidence is produced on record to show that the opponent is spending any amount for the same. Under such circumstances, the applicant being wife and having a child from opponent is entitled to be maintained by him, the court ruled while concluding that the order passed by the magistrate is proper, correct and legal.
2016-09-28'City design not just about buildings & roads; adequate space needed for pedestrians, too' - Times of India
‘City design not just about buildings & roads; adequate space needed for pedestrians, too’ Updated: Sep 28, 2016, 10.24 PM IST Thane: A cursory comparison with global cities shows that Thane has a lot to learn and implement from foreign cities when it comes to designing footpaths for pedestrians, who are given priority across the globe. Cities across Europe, America, China and even Japan have designed roads that accord priority to pedestrians, an aspect which unfortunately is missing or blatantly overlooked in the lake city, said experts. Town planners and experts pointed out that globally, the concept of pedestrians assuming priority has been in vogue since the early 20th century when European architects and city planners proposed plans to separate pedestrians from traffic. "The priority is given to pedestrians in almost all first world countries wherein the system has been designed in a way that those walking have the first right of path on streets. A motorist has to slow down or stop if he sees a pedestrian on road irrespective of the signal light beaming green for him," said architect Sandeep Prabhu from Thane. While comparing Thane with global cities, activists said the problem is only in the way the situation is tackled as majority countries also face problems of heavy traffic, high pedestrian density, street furniture and hawkers. The situation here is mostly disorganized while authorities abroad have formulated solutions. Activist Dr Mahesh Bedekar, who was in Prague this week, said the footpaths there are very much like Gokhale road or Naupada. "The traffic, pedestrian volume and even hawker presence there matched with that in Thane. However, they have managed to define adequate space for all the elements while designing roads and footpaths. Everyone gets equal space to move without infringing on other's territories," he said. "Designing a city is not just about buildings and roads but is also about creating space for movement of pedestrians," said transport and city planning expert Sulakshana Mahajan from Thane. She added that the need of the hour in Thane is to develop pedestrian zones." Central Copenhagen is one of the largest and oldest areas to have been converted from car traffic into a pedestrian zone while the United States, too, has created single pedestrian streets. Locally, the city could replicate the first purpose-built pedestrian street in Rotterdam or the one in Stevenage at busy avenues like Ram Maruti road. A similar initiative was mooted by the traffic department earlier during the festive season but faced immense opposition, said civic officials. Thane civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal, said, "We are working on connecting the entire city where pedestrians will be able to walk from one part to another without any interruption. A global firm has been roped in to help devise a system." Footpaths in Prague are like the one at Gokhale Road or Naupada. Traffic, pedestrian volume and hawker presence there matched with that in Thane. However, they have managed to define adequate space for all the elements while designing roads and footpaths. Everyone gets equal space to move without infringing on other's territories
2016-09-28Thane: Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 6-year-old - Deccan Chronicle
Thane: Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 6-year-old PTIPublished Sep 28, 2016, 6:01 pm ISTUpdated Sep 28, 2016, 6:20 pm IST The accused had also tried to lure another girl of same age in neighbourhood, but she had refused to accompany him.  The accused deserves death, the judge said. Thane: A 30-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to death by the district court after it found him guilty of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl. District Judge Mridula Bhatia observed that it was a case under the rarest of rare category and noted that the prosecution has proved the charges against Arun Rama Lote under various sections of IPC, including 302 (murder), 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) and also under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused deserves death, the judge said. Wada Police Inspector Sanjay Hazare, who investigated the case, told the court that the victim's family lived in Kudus. Her father used to sell eatables on a roadside. The victim also had two elder siblings. The accused worked in a poultry farm. On February 24, 2014, the accused approached the victim's father and enquired as to why he had not started his work that evening. To this, the girl's father said he had not brought kerosene from home. The accused helped him by bringing kerosene from the victim's home and later went again to their house and lured the girl on the pretext of getting her some eatables. He then took her on a two-wheeler, got her a snack and later took her to a field at an isolated place and allegedly raped her. When the girl started shouting, the accused strangulated her, according to prosecution. The accused had also tried to lure another girl of same age in neighbourhood, but she had refused to accompany the accused as he was not known to her, and thus was saved, the court was told. District Government Pleader Sangita Phad, while arguing the case, sought capital punishment for the accused and said this was a heinous crime on a child who had not experienced life. The court concluded the verdict based on circumstantial and medical evidence while 16 witnesses deposed in the case. After convicting the accused, when the judge asked him whether he should be given life imprisonment or death, the man kept quiet.
Thane: Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 6-year-old - Deccan Chronicle
2016-09-28Thane: Husband ordered by court to pay maintenance to HIV+ve wife - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Husband ordered by court to pay maintenance to HIV+ve wife The Thane district court has upheld the order of a magistrate ordering a 25-year-old man to pay maintenance to his HIV infected wife, and dismissed the appeal filed against it by the husband and his parents. The woman stated in her application that her marriage was solemnised with the man, a resident of Kalamboli in Raigad district, on May 20, 2013, in Uttar Pradesh. While the couple was residing in Ahmedabad, the woman became pregnant following which her blood test was done in which it was revealed that she was HIV positive. Following the disclosure, the husband sent the woman to her parents' house and they bore the expenses of her delivery and medical treatment. The woman, now residing at her parents house since she is unable to maintain herself and her child, sought interim relief, including Rs 37,000 maintenance per month. After hearing both the parties, Thane Judicial Magistrate had earlier ordered the husband to pay Rs 6,000 per month as maintenance to his wife. However, the woman's husband and his parents challenged the magistrate's order which was recently upheld by the court of District Judge P P Jadhav. Judge Jadhav observed that the applicant (woman) is residing with her parents because of refusal by opponents (husband and his family) to allow her to co-habit with them. At this stage, it cannot be ascertained as to how the applicant got infected with HIV. "The fact that she was diagnosed HIV+ve after the marriage is itself sufficient to conclude that she got infected while continuation of her marital relationship with the opponent," the court observed. "Under such circumstances, being husband it was the boundant duty of the opponent to look after her and maintain her properly," the Judge said. Though the opponents have not denied responsibility to maintain the child, no evidence is produced on record to show that the opponent is spending any amount for the same. Under such circumstances, the applicant being wife and having a child from opponent is entitled to be maintained by him, the court ruled while concluding that the order passed by the magistrate is proper, correct and legal.
Thane: Husband ordered by court to pay maintenance to HIV+ve wife - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-28Thane: 20-year old climbs three floors to threaten woman, arrested ... - Hindustan Times
Thane: 20-year old climbs three floors to threaten woman, arrested The Navghar police arrested a 20-year old college student from Bhayander after he climbed three floors of a building to enter a flat from its balcony and threaten a woman, who he said had insulted his mother. Updated: Sep 28, 2016 18:02 IST Police have arrested a 20-year-old man from Bhayander area in Thane after he climbed three floors of a building on Tuesday to enter a flat of a woman who allegedly insulted his mother, officials said on Wednesday. The video of his climbing the building and breaking the glass windows of the woman’s apartment with a sword has gone viral. In the video, Digvijay Singh Jodha is seen shouting and hurling abuses, and the woman is heard screaming for help.Jodha will be produced in a court later on Wednesday. After the woman refused to open the door, he climbed three floors through the parapet. He broke the window panes of her house as he could not get inside the flat. The college student was handed over to the police by neighbours after he climbed down. Jodha told the police that his mother was slapped by the woman and he wanted to avenge the insult. He has been booked under arms act and for wrongful confinement.
Thane: 20-year old climbs three floors to threaten woman, arrested ... - Hindustan Times
2016-09-28Thane: Man molests airhostess for feeding stray dogs - Hindustan Times
Thane: Man molests airhostess for feeding stray dogs in housing society An airhostess working with a private airline was assaulted and molested by a man, when she tried to feed stray dogs in her housing society in Bhayander. Updated: Sep 28, 2016 23:59 IST A woman was allegedly assaulted and molested by a man for feeding stray dogs in her housing society in Thane district’s Bhayander area, police said on Wednesday Though the incident occurred in August, a complaint was registered on Tuesday at the Navghar police station after Thane superintendent of police Mahesh Patil intervened. The woman, an air hostess with a private airline, said she regularly fed stray dogs in her housing society and was giving food to three puppies whose mother mysteriously died a few weeks ago. “On August 12, as per routine at around 10.30pm, I was feeding the dogs when a society member, Karan Mishra who resides in Building 4 of the same complex, came rushing out of his flat armed with an iron rod. He was hurling abuses at me and was about to attack the puppies when I held his hand to prevent him from hitting the dogs,” she said. “After this, he abused me and caught my hand saying the final day has come to decide the fate of the dogs. However, I managed to save the dogs from a certain death,” she added. She immediately called animal rights activist Salim Charania, who runs the Peace for Animals Welfare Association (PAWA), and sought his help. He advised her to file a complaint with the police control room by calling 103 and also go to the Navghar police station. “I was told by the duty officer that an FIR can be registered only by the senior PI of the station and told me to draft the complaint which I duly did but no FIR was filed,” she said. She met superintendent of police Patil on Tuesday and narrated the incident. He immediately ordered the Navghar police to register a complaint. “We have registered cases under section 354 (1)(4) (molestation), 509 (word, gesture to outrage the modesty of a woman) and 504 (intentional insult) of the Indian penal code,” police inspector Shrikant Padule of Navghar police station said.
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2016-09-28Thane: Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 6-year-old - The Siasat Daily
Thane: Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 6-year-old September 28, 2016, 8:23 PM IST Thane: A 30-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to death by the district court after it found him guilty of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl.District Judge Mridula Bhatia observed that it was a case under the rarest of rare category and noted that the prosecution has proved the charges against Arun Rama Lote under various sections of IPC, including 302 (murder), 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) and also under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused deserves death, the judge said. Wada Police Inspector Sanjay Hazare, who investigated the case, told the court that the victim’s family lived in Kudus. Her father used to sell eatables on a roadside. The victim also had two elder siblings. The accused worked in a poultry farm. On February 24, 2014, the accused approached the victim’s father and enquired as to why he had not started his work that evening. To this, the girl’s father said he had not brought kerosene from home. The accused helped him by bringing kerosene from the victim’s home and later went again to their house and lured the girl on the pretext of getting her some eatables. He then took her on a two-wheeler, got her a snack and later took her to a field at an isolated place and allegedly raped her. When the girl started shouting, the accused strangulated her, according to prosecution. The accused had also tried to lure another girl of same age in neighbourhood, but she had refused to accompany the accused as he was not known to her, and thus was saved, the court was told. District Government Pleader Sangita Phad, while arguing the case, sought capital punishment for the accused and said this was a heinous crime on a child who had not experienced life. The court concluded the verdict based on circumstantial and medical evidence while 16 witnesses deposed in the case. After convicting the accused, when the judge asked him whether he should be given life imprisonment or death, the man kept quiet.
Thane: Man gets death sentence for rape, murder of 6-year-old - The Siasat Daily
2016-09-27Thane Massacre: survivor witnessed 4-month old daughter's throat being slit - The American Bazaar
Thane Massacre: survivor witnessed 4-month old daughter’s throat being slit February 29, 2016 Psychopath killed 14 members of his family. The midnight horror that killed 14 of her family members, including her four-month-old daughter, still lingers in the mind of Sobiya Bharmal, the sole survivor of the Thane massacre. Sobiya witnessed her brother, Hasnain Warekar, a chartered accountant who is believed to be a psychopath, taking the lives of everyone in her family who came to attend a party at the latter’s house. Sobiya survived as she refused a spiked drink that the rest of the rest of the family was sedated with, before Warekar murdered them. Warekar was unaware of the fact that his sister didn’t have the drink. According to police, the lone survivor of the massacre was inconsolable when they reached the hospital for registering her statement. They also added that she was witness to the cold-blooded murder of her daughter. Initially, the police tried to console Sobiya telling her that her daughter Alfiya was alive but with anger she retorted, “‘Don’t try to fool me. I know everyone is dead. I saw the incident with my own eyes and not a single person is alive.” The Warekar family often came together for a weekend daawat at the place of the accused. According to police, the accused sent an auto to his sister’s place to pick Sobiya, her child and her husband up for the gathering.
Thane Massacre: survivor witnessed 4-month old daughter
2016-09-27Several measures taken to manage rising traffic issues in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Several measures taken to manage rising traffic issues in Thane The shutdown of Versova bridge has thrown traffic out of gear on Thane roads. As most vehicles are now using the Thane route, the motorists are experiencing traffic jams, that run into an hour or so daily. To tackle this chaotic situation, Thane will now take special measures like diverting heavy traffic through other routes than Thane, create parking lots for them, regulate their timing, and plug potholes among other things. The Thane district administration has now upped its ante to control the chaos on city roads since the shutdown of the Versova bridge. In an emergency meeting called by Thane's guardian minister Eknath Shinde at the district collectorate office on Saturday it was decided to undertake several measures to bring the situation under control. First and foremost is the movement of heavy traffic like huge containers and multi-axle vehicles from JNPT to Gujarat through Bhiwandi will be diverted through Chakan-Nashik-Dhule-Surat route. Similarly, heavy containers will be parked at JNPT, and those coming from Gujarat will be stopped at Talasari check post or some other identified place. "These vehicles should be let in the city only after permission from the police control room daily," said an official from Thane district collectorate. The godowns at Bhiwandi will remain closed on alternate days to avoid traffic jams. This is a good news for Thanekars, as it was also decided that no toll should be collected from people during traffic jam at Kharegaon toll naka to avoid further delay in movement of vehicles. Moreover, an extended lane will be created at Mumbra bypass road for local vehicles. Efforts will be taken to plug the potholes on Bhiwandi bypass service road, so that light vehicles can move from there. The district administration and concerned authorities have been given two days to work on these measures and come up with a detailed plan for implementation.
2016-09-27Thane: Road to Kalyan to get a Rs 77 crore facelift - Mid-Day
Thane: Road to Kalyan to get a Rs 77 crore facelift By Ranjeet Jadhav | Posted 27-Sep-2016 A 13-km stretch will be widened with concrete roads, which will have electronic sensors that will activate lights to guide motorists The final date of submission of bids is October 21 and the company that will bag the project will be given 30 months time to finish it. Seen here is the Bhiwandi-Kalyan Shil Phata toll plaza. File pic With Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dombivli set to become smart cities in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the process to have better road connectivity in and around these locations has also started — the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will be spending over Rs 77 crore for widening and construction of a road from Shil Phata Junction to Kalyan Phata Junction. More than two weeks ago, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that his US visit was to sign an agreement with software giant Oracle for making Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dombivli smart cities. Laying the groundwork“MMRDA’s vision has always been to do development in the MMR and provide better facilities to people... we have invited tenders for the widening and construction of a road from Shil Phata Junction to Kalyan Phata Junction. This will definitely solve commuting woes,” said MMRDA Joint Project Director Dilip Kawatkar. At present, due to bad roads, motorists going to and from Shil Phata to Kalyan have to face a lot of problems, including traffic jams during morning and evening peak hours. In order to solve this problem, the repairing and widening of the road has been taken up. The tenders for the project that were invited state that the final date of submission of bids is October 21. The scope of the work, which is part of the project cost, includes widening and laying a cement concrete road that is around 13-km long. At present, the stretch has uneven patches, with monsoon compounding the problem with an increase in the number of potholes. Smart movesThe company that will bag the contract will have to complete the project in 30 months, including the monsoon. This road will also have electronic sensors, while the bitumen stretches on either side will have electronic sensor pavers. These will activate the lights, which too will be installed in the road to guide motorists navigate sharp turns.The MMRDA is also planning growth centres around Kalyan, and as part of this, 27 villages surrounding Kalyan and Ambernath taluka will see mega development in the coming years. A private consultant has been appointed, who will be preparing a Detailed Project Report for the same. The growth centres would come up in over 1,000 hectares; MMRDA plans to acquire 330 hectares of these, a majority of the land is privately-owned, but is lying vacant. The authority has made it clear that the owners of the land would be made stakeholders in the project and all the people would be taken into confidence before arriving at any decision, so that there is no opposition to the project and problems do not arise during land acquisition. As per the Town Planning Act of 1973, the regional plan of the MMR had also stated how the area can become a successful place for growth centres. Future planningThe growth centres will be connected through Metro as well as highways and better roads. Every office building in the business hubs will have to have shops and hotels, which will have permission to operate 24x7, so that those working in these hubs can go at these places. There will also be other features in these places, such as smart parking, Wi-Fi connectivity, and smart streetlights, similar to what’s been planned in BKC.
Thane: Road to Kalyan to get a Rs 77 crore facelift - Mid-Day
2016-09-27Manhunt launched by Thane police to nab snatcher gang - Free Press Journal
Manhunt launched by Thane police to nab snatcher gang Manhunt launched by Thane police to nab snatcher gang — By Suresh Golani | Sep 27, 2016 07:39 am FOLLOW US: Bhayandar: Sleuths of the Mira Road division of the Thane (rural) police are back on their toes hunting for the notorious snatcher gang who after a brief lull seem to be back in action. This time they targeted a teenager and made away with Rs 30,000 cash after diverting his attention on Monday afternoon. The victim Rohit Singh (18) had gone to the Golden Nest branch in Bhayandar of a reputed nationalised bank to deposit the cash in their home loan account. Two bike-borne suspects followed him into the branch and kept a close watch on him while he was filling the deposit slip. However, before he could deposit the money, the duo approached an unsuspecting Rohit, engaged him into conversation and asked him to move his bike which he had parked outside the bank. Barely had he stepped out, one of the miscreants snatched the cash from him and the duo sped away on their motorbike. Based on the footages procured from the CCTV cameras, the Navghar police have launched a manhunt to nab the miscreants. Share this Post: « Previous Article No pre-censorship of play, dramas, Maha govt informs HC Next Article » Rooftop solar power plant at Mumbai WTC generates 700 units Tagged with: Bhayandar Golden Nest branch snatcher gang in Bhayandar thane police JUST ARRIVED Kim Kardashian unharmed after being held at gunpoint Search operation called off at Baramulla, militants escape Pakistan to mull over response to India today over Kashmir, Uri Dutch Journalist killed by ISIS sniper in Libya Firing at BSF post in Punjab; intrusion repulsed EDITORā€™S PICK Of soaring confidence and Pakistan paranoiaPakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif's assertions, twice in the last 15 days, that his country could use nuclear weapons against… Itā€™s advantage Narendra Modi, post surgical strikesDuring the Kargil conflict in 1999, India did not cross the Line of Control (LoC). If it has behaved differently… FDI: Fiscal fallout of crossing the LoCFor the past two years India has received record inflows of foreign direct investment. The inbound FDI has exceeded the… Ready for Pakistan misadventureFollowing Thursdayā€™s surgical strikes at terrorist launch-pads in the Pakistan-held Kashmir, an uneasy peace prevails on the Indo-Pak front. Both… Liquor Act: Double blow for Nitish KumarFriday was a bad day in court for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. His pet prohibition project was nixed by… Home About Us Authors Careers Disclaimer Privacy Policy Contact Us Advertise with us Archive RSS Ā© Copyright Indian National Press (Bombay) Private Limited 2016. All Rights Reserved.
2016-09-27Shiv Sena's 'Saamana' office in Navi Mumbai stoned, ink thrown at Thane branch - Firstpost
Shiv Sena's 'Saamana' office in Navi Mumbai stoned, ink thrown at Thane branch IANS  Sep 27, 2016 16:14 IST #Maharashtra   #Maratha   #Navi Mumbai   #Politics   #Saamana   #Shiv Sena   #Thane   Thane: Unknown persons pelted the Saamana printing press in Navi Mumbai with stones and threw ink at its offices in Thane on Tuesday, an official said.Image courtesy: Saamana websiteNavi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said some culprits stoned the publication's offices in Saanpada suburb, shattering two or three glass windows on the outer wall."Investigations will be conducted and appropriate action taken against the accused," Nagrale told media persons.In adjoining Thane town, some persons threw ink outside the office of Saamana, the mouthpiece of the Shiv Sena, a BJP ally in both the central and Maharashtra governments.Though officials declined comment, the provocation for the attacks stems from a cartoon published in the Saamana on Sunday, poking fun at the ongoing statewide stir by Marathas seeking reservation and other issues.The Maratha community has taken strong objection to what it alleged were snide suggestions made in the Saamana cartoon. Comment using DisqusShow Comments LIVE India Vs New Zealand Live Score IND vs NZ | Sep 30th, 2016 Live Coverage NZ 2 0 2.0RUNSWKTSOVERS Top Stories Jayalalithaa's health: Relenting to Karunanidhi's demand for a picture could induce mass hysteria 1 BSF Jawan Killed in Terror Attack on Army, BSF Camps in Baramulla - News18 India vs New Zealand, Live scores and Updates, Kolkata Test, Day 4: Saha brings up fifty Swaraj India: Another political party takes shape out of 2011 anti-corruption movement What happens when you apply for too many home loans - Moneycontrol Donald Trump has an awful week over tax evasion reports and Alicia Machado insultsMORE STORIES FROMIANS Jayalalithaa's health continues to improve, advised some more days' hospital stay US lauds PM Modi's leadership for ratifying Paris climate deal RBI unlikely to cut rates in monetary policy review today, say experts ISL 2016: Iain Hume's late penalty helps Atletico de Kolkata to a point against champions Chennaiyin Rebel RSS leader Subhas Velingkar floats Goa Suraksha Manch party ahead of assembly pollsView more 1 Shiv Sena's 'Saamana' office in Navi Mumbai stoned, ink thrown at Thane branchBaramulla attack Live: Rajnath reviews security situation as search operation continuesBaramulla attack: Search called off, militants' attempt at entry foiledPakistan launches disinformation offensive after surgical strikes on PoKIndia's ranking in Ease of Doing Business index should improve, says Kaushik Basu site indexAbout FirstpostNewsletterRSSTwitterFacebookVerticalsFront PageIndiaPoliticsWorldBusinessLifeBollywoodSportsTechPlusNew DelhiMumbaiPhotosFP ExclusivesCartoonsVideo RoomeBooksBudget 2014WeatherOthersSample Papers OnlineBusiness Technology NewsMTV IndiaOnline Shopping in IndiaThink IndiaDelhi Election 2015Worksheet for KidsToolsRSS FeedsAppsiOSAndroidWindows Copyright © 2016 Firstpost - All rights reserved Terms of use Privacy
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2016-09-27Thane: Horse dead, owner critical after cart touches live wire - Mid-Day
Thane: Horse dead, owner critical after cart touches live wire By Faisal Tandel | Posted 27-Sep-2016 The horse that died after the cart it was pulling touched a live wire in Kalwa The horse drawing a cart died and its owner sustained serious injuries after the cart accidentally came in contact with a live wire while passing through Kharegaon in Kalwa recently. According to the police, on Sunday evening, the horse cart owner was passing through the Kharegaon chowk, when, while reversing, the cart touched a wire from an MSEB transformer carrying current. “The cart was completely made of iron; hence, it carried the current, resulting in the animal dying on the spot and grievously injuring the owner, who dropped unconscious as soon as the wire and cart touched. He has been admitted to Shivaji hospital in Kalwa, where he is undergoing treatment,” said an officer from Kalwa police station. “We are yet to check the details and ascertain who is at fault in this incident. A case is yet to be registered. We have started an investigation and will be recording the victim’s statement soon.” An official from the Disaster Management Cell of Thane Municipal Corporation said, “We are not aware of the incident, but we have received a call from the police, asking us to provide a vehicle to shift the dead horse.”
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2016-09-27Thane: Family of 10 ends up with broken ribs over parking tiff - Mid-Day
Thane: Family of 10 ends up with broken ribs over parking tiff By Faisal Tandel | Posted 27-Sep-2016 The accused roped in a gang and assaulted the family with bamboo sticks; perpetrators also shot a video while assaulting the women in the group Members of the Mumbra family who were assaulted by a group of 10 on Sunday A Mumbra-based family, returning from their native place in Ahmednagar, was allegedly assaulted by locals on the Murbad-Kalyan Road over a minor altercation. One of the family members is said to have suffered a fracture in her ribs and has been admitted in a hospital. It is all said to have started over the victim’s car being dashed by another in the parking lot of a hotel. After the victim demanded money for the damage, the other driver, promising to pay, allegedly took the family to another location, where a gang of 10 was waiting and assaulted all of them. Ride gone wrongMumbra resident Altaf Babu Shaikh (57) and his wife Zareena (50) were in a Wagon-R, while his brother Rafiq Shaikh (47), a manager in a private transport firm, his wife Nihad (35), and Altaf’s two daughters-in-law Asma Ashfaq Shaikh (32) and Iram Waseem Shaikh (23) along with the kids, including a 45-day-old girl, were in another car. Rafiq said they were on Murbad road headed towards Kalyan, when they decided to stop for breakfast. “We decided to halt at a hotel on Murbad road. In the eatery’s parking lot, Altaf’s car was hit by another vehicle and we had an argument there, where we asked the person to pay for the damage. He agreed and asked us to follow him,” Rafiq added. The Shaikh family was taken near Varab village on the Murbad road, where the accused, identified as Devdutta Tiwari, had already called a few people. “When we reached the spot, our car was surrounded by 10 people. Before I could say anything, they started assaulting me with iron rods, bamboo sticks and stones. When Nihad tried to stop them, they assaulted her as well, and even shot a video,” said Rafiq, adding that Nihad has been admitted in Kalsekar hospital, Mumbra, and is undergoing treatment for her broken ribs. The complaint circusThe alleged incident happened around 5 pm on Sunday, after which the family reportedly was made to go from one police station to another for registering a complaint. The Mahatma Phule police first filed a case and then transferred it to the Titwala police station. “The police were not ready to register a complaint. The Mahatma Phule police asked us to go to the Titwala police station, saying it happened in their jurisdiction,” said Altaf’s son Asif, who is in Merchant Navy. “We are worried about the videos the accused shot of Nihad pleading to them at their feet. They were mocking us… what if the videos go viral?” Police saysSenior Inspector, Mahatma Phule police station, Anil Pawar said, “We registered a case and transferred it to the Titwala police, who are investigating the matter.” “We are conducting a probe based on the evidence given by the victim and the number of the accused’s car,” said Senior Inspector, Titwala police station, Venkat Andhale.
Thane: Family of 10 ends up with broken ribs over parking tiff - Mid-Day
2016-09-27New lizard species discovered in Thane's forests belts - onmanorama
New lizard species discovered in Thane's forests belts Tuesday 27 September 2016 04:09 PM IST A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane'Thane's Badlapur forested belts. This comes 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered and has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri.The species, of the genus Cyrtodactylus known in Southeast Asia, India and Sri Lanka, is a member of the subgenus Geckoella, which are small ground-dwelling geckos largely found in leaf litter in forests."This is the result of meticulous efforts of several years by lead author Ishan Agarwal and Aaron Bauer of Villanova University, USA along with Zeeshan Mirza and Anurag Mishra of National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, and Saunak Pal of Bombay Natural History Society," Giri said here on Tuesday. Earlier, this new species, Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii, or "Giri's Geckoella" was considered as Geckoella Collegalensis, but based on morphological characters and DNA data, Agarwal and his colleagues have described it as a new species.Their findings on the new species, which is distinct from other species in many characters."This uncommon species is mostly seen moving among the leaf litter on the forest floor. They are active during night and take refuge under rocks and logs during the day. It grows the length of around 6 centimeters," Giri said.He said this species is found in localities like Sanjay Gandhi National Park in north Mumbai, the Aarey Colony which houses the Film City in Goregaon, a few localities in Nanded, Chandrapur and Amaravati districts and few localities in Gujarat.Most of the known species in this group are forest specialists but this new species is also known to live around human-dominated landscapes and is a widely distributed species in this genus in India , according to Giri.In a rare international honor, this is the third time after a new snake species and a lizard species - both endemic and discovered from the biodiversity rich Western Ghats of Maharashtra-Karnataka region - that a species has been named after Giri in the past five years."This is virtually like a stamp of immortality for the person/s after whom a new species is named, otherwise there are no other accompanying honors or rewards. It draws attention to the fact that besides tigers, there are many other things that need protection from the humans," Giri added.
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2016-09-265 Drunk Men Rounded Up In Thane For Plotting To Attack Mumbai Hospital - NDTV
5 Drunk Men Rounded Up In Thane For Plotting To Attack Mumbai Hospital Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 26, 2016 14:16 IST Thane: Five drunk men were taken into custody on suspicion of planning to attack a hospital in neighbouring Mumbai but later let off with a warning, police said today. According to Police Inspector Mandar Dharmadhikari, the incident took place on the night of September 23, when all these five men boarded a app-based call taxi to the Thane Civil Hospital, where the wife of one the accused was admitted. On their way, all the accused in an inebriated condition began discussing among themselves about "blowing up" a hospital in Mumbai where large number of people undergo treatment, even as they referred to the terror scare in Uran. Taken aback after overhearing the talk, the taxi driver--Sandeep Sapkal-immediately approached the Thane Nagar Police Station and narrated the incident sending the cops into a tizzy. A team of policemen rushed to the hospital and launched search operations which continued till the wee hours of September 24. However, they could not trace the suspects, the officer said. Later, with the help of CCTV and inputs from the taxi driver, all the five men-- Sushil Jha (30), Nagendra Yadav (25) Sayed Shikalkar (35), Pradi Pisal (39) and Akhilesh Jha (29), were taken into custody from Bhandup near here on the night of September 24. Interrogation revealed that they were under the influence of liquor and did not intend to harm anyone following which they were released with a warning after registering a case. Two accused among the five have past criminal record, the officer added.
5 Drunk Men Rounded Up In Thane For Plotting To Attack Mumbai Hospital - NDTV
2016-09-26Mangaluru: Five notorious interstate temple thieves arrested in Thane - Daijiworld.com
2016-09-26Bid to monetize 200 acres of land in Mumbai's Thane-Belapur industrial corridor - Livemint
Commercial devlopers eye land along Thane-Belapur industrial corridor RMZ Corp, Ascendas-Singbridgeand Embassy Group among developers who want to buy land in Thane-Belapur industrial corridor to set up IT parks Last Published: Tue, Sep 27 2016. 01 16 AM IST Mumbai: Around 200 acres of land worth over Rs1,600 crore are up for sale in Mumbai’s Thane-Belapur industrial corridor as many of the landowners in the region, including private companies and developers, plan to monetize them to take advantage of the growing demand for commercial and industrial real estate, according to property advisors, builders and government officials. Some of the top commercial developers such as RMZ Corp, Ascendas-Singbridge and Embassy Group have already set their sights on entering the region and are currently scouting to buy land to start information technology (IT) and industrial parks in the region. Most of the industrial land plots in the region (that stretches from Thane till Navi Mumbai) are owned by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). These land parcels have been leased out to private companies, land aggregators and developers but lot of them are lying unused for long. However, many of them are looking to monetize the land to leverage on the increasing demand for industrial land plot from commercial real estate firms who are aggressively looking for expansion. In addition, because of the improving infrastructure, easy connectivity to both Mumbai and Pune, competitive rentals as compared to other IT hubs like Bengaluru and Gurgoan and availability of talent, the Thane-Belapur industrial corridor has emerged as one of the sought after destination by the information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services companies in the last few years. A.L. Jarhad, joint chief executive officer at MIDC, who is in charge of Thane-Belapur belt, told Mint that a total of around 150-200 acres of land around the region are up for sale, most of which are in various stages of transaction. “MIDC does not come in the way of the deal as long as they are fair, legal and as long as the land is being transferred for industrial purpose” Jarhad said. However, consent from MIDC is required at the time of the final transaction, he added. According to brokers and builders, an acre of land around the area cost about Rs7-8 crore. Two property brokers, who requested not to be identified in the region, also said that up to 200 acres of land are available for sale and many of the top commercial developers are looking to buy them. Another senior MIDC official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said most of the sick units around the area are now available for sale boosted by the recent initiatives by the Maharashtra government to unlock industrial plots. In May, the state government offered an exit window to industrial units that are sick for more than seven years. These units can now sell their plots to new entrepreneurs only for industrial purpose by agreeing through an indemnity bond that they will settle outstanding labour dues. Last year, the government has also announced incentives for the sick industrial units in Thane-Belapur belt to convert their industrial plots into commercial including IT/ITes services and financial services. As per estimates by property consultant Cushman & Wakefield, the region has witnessed about around 1.3 million sq. ft of absorption over the last three years. This is expected to rise to 1.6 million sq. ft in the next two to three years. “Rental arbitrage, coupled with good connectivity to Mumbai, Thane and Pune have attracted several IT-BPM and BFSI companies to set up offices in Navi Mumbai. This region has appealed to several developers to develop commercial office spaces and ride high on the heightened momentum of commercial realty,” said Gautam Saraf, managing director (Mumbai), Cushman & Wakefield. Bengaluru-based real estate companies such as RMZ, Ascendas-Singbridge and Embassy are exploring opportunities to acquire land around the area as part of their expansion plans, according to people familiar with the companies’ plans. Thirumal Govindraj, managing director (management), RMZ Corp, confirmed that the company is looking to acquire land of around 30-50 acres in the region to set up IT parks and as part of its larger strategy to enter Mumbai’s commercial realty market. Ascendas and Embassy have declined to comment on the development. “In line with our growth strategy in India, we continuously explore new development and acquisition opportunities. However, as a practice, we do not comment on market speculations," an Ascendas spokesperson responded to an email query. Mumbai-based developers K. Raheja and Raheja Universal, which already own big chunk of land around the area, are also looking to expand its land portfolio and strengthen presence in the region. Another city-based builder Radius Developers is also scouting for land at the Thane-Belapur region to set up its second IT park, a senior executive of the company. K. Raheja, which operates three IT parks in Navi Mumbai under the brand Mindspace, is on an expansion spree and is continuously looking to acquire land around the area to strengthen its commercial real estate business. The company currently owns about 200 acres and is in the process of building its fourth IT park there. This month it has also signed agreement with Mafatlal Group’s Standard Industries to acquire 62 acres for around Rs350 crore. “Demand in the Navi Mumbai region is going to go up because we are seeing a lot of traction from IT companies. Mumbai has around 20 million people. So no other city can offer educated workforce of that calibre. Secondly and most importantly is the infrastructure and easy connectivity to Mumbai and Pune,” said Vinod Rohira, managing director, K. Raheja. Rohira said the Thane-Belapur stretch currently offers one of the cheapest rental rates at around Rs50-55 as compared to other IT hubs like Pune, Bengaluru and Gurgaon. This has attracted many of the companies to either shift its base or look out for space in the area. For instance, rental rates in Bengaluru and Gurgaon stand at around Rs75 and Rs90, respectively, while rents in Chennai and Pune hovers around Rs70 and Rs65 each. Abhiram Ghadyalpatil contributed to the story.
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2016-09-26Not in step: Pavements in Thane not a patch on those in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai - Times of India
Not in step: Pavements in Thane not a patch on those in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai Updated: Sep 27, 2016, 11.55 AM IST THANE: Even though the civic body has undertaken a string of road widening projects to help ease traffic congestion, the officials have completely forgotten about pedestrians and well paved walkways are nowhere in sight. However, neighbouring cities like Mumbai and Navi Mumbai fare much better than the lake city. A walk down the internal roads of the city—be it the Thane market area or the stretch at Kopri and Ram Maruti Road—the pavements are either encroached upon by shopkeepers, beggars and vendors. Most of them are also uneven and not well paved, which may lead to injuring pedestrians. Many times, animal waste and garbage is also found on the footpaths. So, this forces pedestrians in the city to always watch every step that they take. Due to the rains, the paver blocks are also covered with moss, making it slippery and difficult to walk. Meanwhile, a survey carried out on the condition of footpaths in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai revealed that here many internal roads were pedestrian friendly and had 6-feet wide and well maintained pavements. Be it the spacious footpaths at Andheri's Lokhandwala Complex or the well-lit pathways on the interlinked lanes from Khar telephone exchange to Pali Naka, or even the broad footpaths from Dadar to Bandra, they all are free from encroachments and properly paved, encouraging residents to walk. Jeremy Vaz, a resident of Mahim's city-light area, said, "I start my day with a morning jog from Sena Bhavan all the way to Bandra reclamation and back as the entire stretch has a proper six to eight feet wide footpath to run on. I used to go to Shivaji park, but find it very crowded these days. So, as the footpaths are clean and not uneven, I prefer taking a walk on the footpath." Even Navi Mumbai is not far behind from Mumbai when it comes to well paved and broad footpaths. The civic body of the satelite township has gone a step ahead by not only interlinking each of its township with broad roads and pavements, but also they have enough green cover making the walk a coll and stress-free one. Also, all the pavements have dustbins installed at every 200 meter stretch. Benches are also placed in case someone just wants to relax and breathe in the fresh air. Some areas in Navi Mumbai, like the station area at Sanpada, has a double footpath. Vashi's Sector 17, too, has 6-ft wide pavements . "Our entire sector is connected with footpaths and we do not need to use our vehicle or an auto to go anywhere as we can just walk it down. If we fell like, we can also walk to the other sectors in Vashi as they are all connected. I sometimes use the footpaths and go walking up to the APMC market which is 1.2km away," said Pooja Thakkar, a resident of Sector 17, Vashi. Town planners in and around the city assert that this differentiation is mainly because of the quality of facilities provided by the civic body. "There are no norms to build pavements according to the road size or population strength and it is all done arbitrarily by the corporations. However, as we can see the cities which have planned their infrastructure to not only suit the motorists, but also the pedestrians are better maintained than those who haven't done so. Small infrastructural facilities like pedestrians can also help cut down vehicular count and reduce pollution as people will use the pavements instead," said a Mumbai-based town planner.
2016-09-25Man beaten to death by son after a quarrel in Thane - News - Mid-Day - Mid-Day
Man beaten to death by son after a quarrel in Thane By PTI Posted 25-Sep-2016 Thane: A 52-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by his son in Badlapur township in Thane after a quarrel, police said on Sunday. Representational picture According to PI G L Kamble of Badlapur (W) police station, the incident took place yesterday following which 24-year-old Ravindra Joshi was arrested. Police said the accused was jobless and used to pick up quarrel with the victim (Srikanth Joshi) frequently over petty issues and domestic problems prompting the mother and sister to move out and live separately. Ravindra allegedly roughed up his father in the wee hours of Saturday after an altercation and then dragged him down from the staircase of his house resulting in his death on the spot, they said. A case was registered against him under Section 302 (murder) and 210 (fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due) of the IPC after a complaint was filed by his neighbours. The body has been sent for post-mortem and further investigations are on.
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2016-09-25Thane: Man drags his father down the staircase, beats him to death - Deccan Chronicle
Thane: Man drags his father down the staircase, beats him to death PTIPublished Sep 25, 2016, 2:15 pm ISTUpdated Sep 25, 2016, 2:16 pm IST Police said the accused was jobless and used to pick up quarrel with the victim Srikanth Joshi, frequently over petty issues  Ravindra allegedly roughed up his father in the wee hours of Saturday after an altercation and then dragged him down from the staircase of his house resulting in his death on the spot. (Photo: Representational Image) Thane: A 52-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by his son in Badlapur township in Thane after a quarrel, police said on Sunday. According to PI G L Kamble of Badlapur (W) police station, the incident took place on Saturday following which 24-year-old Ravindra Joshi was arrested. Police said the accused was jobless and used to pick up quarrel with the victim (Srikanth Joshi) frequently over petty issues and domestic problems prompting the mother and sister to move out and live separately. Ravindra allegedly roughed up his father in the wee hours of Saturday after an altercation and then dragged him down from the staircase of his house resulting in his death on the spot, they said. A case was registered against him under Section 302 (murder) and 210 (fraudulently obtaining decree for sum not due) of the IPC after a complaint was filed by his neighbours. The body has been sent for post-mortem and further investigations are on.
Thane: Man drags his father down the staircase, beats him to death - Deccan Chronicle
2016-09-24Thane's dance troupe to perform in Korea - Daily News & Analysis
Thane's dance troupe to perform in Korea NAVEETA SINGH | Sat, 24 Sep 2016-06:50am , DNA Thane will soon enlighten Korea about the rich art and culture and varied traditions of India. A team of 23 dancers from Thane led by Kathak danseuse Mukta Joshi are gearing up to participate in the Andong Mask Dance Festival to be held in Korea at the end of this month. The dance troupe from Nrityadhara dance institute, Thane, helmed by Joshi for the last 25 years, will leave for Korea on September 27. The annual dance festival is held in Andong city from September 30 to October 9. In these 11 days Joshi plans to present the cultural variety of India to Korea and the 12 other countries participating in it. The mask dance festival is held every year to celebrate China and Korea's rich tradition of masks which contribute to both the nations' cultural identity. In the festival, Korea and China present various dance forms using masks while other countries are welcome to present their own dance forms. "But this year they have kept a slot of 5 minutes for each country to use masks in some way in their dance forms," said Joshi. Joshi who has been an active kathak dancer trained under Padmashri Dr Roshan Kumar, will present various avatars of Devi (goddess) using masks. "We will do a Devi Tandav where her various incarnations will be shown using masks," she said. In another performance they will put up a dance act with Rajasthani puppets, where women dancers will wear puppet masks and perform. "We are also performing a ganpati stuti using a mask," she said. "Since we have so many dance and art forms we will use a variety of costumes to represent as many possible," she added.
2016-09-24mumbai-pune eway: Guj-bound heavy traffic to bypass Thane, take ... - Times of India
Guj-bound heavy traffic to bypass Thane, take Mumbai-Pune Eway Freny Fernandes | TNN | Updated: Sep 25, 2016, 02.26 AM IST THANE: The unregulated entry of multi-axel containers into Thane and Navi Mumbai, coupled with the high concentration of trucks moving towards the warehouses in Bhiwandi, the shortage of traffic police manpower and massive number of potholes, have been blamed for the monster traffic-jams on the Thane-Ghodbunder-Nashik road recently. The nightmarish gridlock on Thursday which left thousands of motorists stranded, compelled the state administration to take a birds' eye view into the cause of congestion and suggest measures to avoid the frequent bottlenecks. After detailed deliberations on these issues guardian minister Eknath Shinde, in a meeting at Thane collectorate on Saturday, issued a string of directives to help regulate and divert heavy traffic at the earliest. "The closure of Versova Bridge has added to the already existing set of traffic issues in Thane and the neighbouring cities for a while now. In the meeting, the guardian minister discussed solutions for the same with officials from the district administration, Thane, Mumbai and Palghar corporations, PWD, JNPT, etc, and directed them to take certain tasks that would curb the issue. The work will start instantaneously," said a senior official from the district administration. As part of this drive, the containers and heavy traffic headed towards Gujarat will be diverted through the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, exit at Chakan and led towards Nashik, Dhule and Surat in order. The JNPT will identify a parking yard near the check-post of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway where all loaded containers will be pooled and let go only after a call from the traffic control. The Palghar collector is also assigned responsibility of creating a similar parking yard for containers coming towards Thane. The Thane collector has been given the responsibility of not only directing the Bhiwandi godowns to work in shifts, but also to decide their weekly holidays to decrease heavy vehicle flow in that direction. In order to ensure that there is enough manpower in the traffic department to handle the traffic congestion in the city roads, each municipal commissioner has been asked to increase the traffic wardens. The BMC and PWD were reminded to plug the potholes on pipeline road running parallel to Mumbai Nashik Highway and the Mumbra bypass road respectively. The guardian minister directed that the construction of at least one wing of Mankoli flyover within next three months and has asked the NHAI to submit the repair plan of Versova Bridge by Monday.
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2016-09-23Thane: Passenger to get Rs 1 lakh for mental agony after theft in train - The Indian Express
Thane: Passenger to get Rs 1 lakh for mental agony after theft in train By: PTI Thane Published:Sep 23, 2016, 19:01 A consumer court in Thane has asked the Konkan Railway Corporation to pay Rs one lakh to a passenger for his mental suffering following theft of his belongings while travelling in a train in 2012. Unnikrishnan Nair, a resident of Mira Road, informed Thane Additional District Consumer Redressal Forum, Belapur, that while he was travelling along with his wife and son in Netravati Express from Tirussur to Thane on December 23, 2012, a thief allegedly snatched purse from his wife as the train was approaching Karwar railway station. He claimed the purse had jewellery and other valuables worth about Rs 4.72 lakh. Nair had to run from pillar-to-post with his complaint as various police stations cited jurisdiction issues. Later, an FIR was finally registered at Karwar rural police station on March 14, 2013, but the investigation yielded no result and the probe in the case is still on. The complainant claimed Rs 4.72 lakh, besides Rs 5 lakh towards mental agony and Rs 50,000 litigation charges. He informed the forum that neither police personnel nor TTE were present in the coach that night. The railways contested the claim, saying the passenger was responsible for taking care of her lugguage and that the claim is false and the incident never occurred. Consumer forum president A Z Telgote and member T A Thool observed that as per the documents produced by Nair, it is clear that he had rushed to the police without delay after the alleged incident and lodged the complaint. While there was confusion among various railway police officers regarding the territorial jurisdiction, it cannot be said that the complainant has concocted a story. Relevant documents have been provided by Nair in terms of theft which is valued of Rs 4.72 lakh, the forum observed, but set aside the claim as the matter is under investigation. The forum observed that no proof of concerned TTE or any railway police personnel, who were on duty, has been presented and in the absence of such evidence, it is impossible to rely on uncorroborated version of railways. As Nair had to run from one police station to another to lodge his complaint, it clearly shows that because of non-availability of railway officials that night, he was required to rush to various authorities. It is deficiency in service on part of railway administration that the incident occurred and the complainant had to lose his valuables and had to suffer mental agony. Had railway administration provided adequate security in the compartments of the train on that night, perhaps the incident in question could have been avoided, the forum noted. Therefore, the forum recently ordered the Konkan Railway Corporation to pay Rs one lakh to Nair for mental agony and additional Rs 10,000 for legal expenses.
2016-09-23Thane police arrest three of Pujari gang - Business Standard
Thane police arrest three of Pujari gang Press Trust of India | Thane September 23, 2016 Last Updated at 23:32 IST With the arrest of three persons in the last two days, Thane city police today claimed to have got a major breakthrough in hunting down the Suresh Pujari gang. Joint Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dhumre said the Anti-Extortion Cell of city police arrested Yesh alias Pappa alias Ramesh Bhimrao Patil, 40, Vijay Prakash Sundar Pujari, 43, and Dayanand Narayan Amin alias Pujari, 62. Vijay and Dayanand were arrested last evening while Patil was arrested on Wednesday. Pujari gang targeted businessmen and builders in Thane and Mumbai, he said. The arrested trio passed on information about the businessmen and builders to the gang, the JCP said. Police also seized three pistols and live cartridges from the arrested accused. Further probe is on. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
2016-09-23Minister directs admin to open VCDC for child care in Thane - Business Standard
Minister directs admin to open VCDC for child care in Thane Thane Last Updated at September 23, 2016 13:07 IST In the wake of deaths allegedly due to malnourishment in neighbouring Palghar, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant has directed the local administration to start Village Child Development Centres (VCDC) on a priority basis. The minister yesterday visited five primary health centres (PHCs) in the district and also inspected the manner in which malnourished children and mothers were being treated. His visit comes after National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to state government yesterday over the large scale deaths of children in Palghar, especially in Mokhada taluka, allegedly due to malnourishment. The five centres included Shenva, Takipatar, Dolkhamb, Kasara and Khardi. He directed the medical teams to register pregnant mothers on time, and provide them with medicines on time and also keep 108 Ambulance services available round the clock. Sawant also directed the teams to start VCDC for better child care and also instructed that those needing further treatment should be sent to Child Treatment Centre (CTC) and Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres (NRC). He directed district health officer B S Sonawane to explore the possibility of setting up a trauma care centre at Kasara and a rural hospital at Dolkhamb village and asked him to submit a proposal to the government in this regard. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Minister directs admin to open VCDC for child care in Thane - Business Standard
2016-09-23Leopard spotted at Thane's Glaxo company compound - Daily News & Analysis
Leopard spotted at Thane's Glaxo company compound NAVEETA SINGH | Fri, 23 Sep 2016-07:30am , DNA Looks like the torrential rains of the last few days has not only bothered people but even the wildlife in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. While heavy rainfall has forced many people to remain indoors, it has pushed this leopard out of the wilderness into the city. Since Tuesday, the leopard has been spotted at Thane's Glaxo compound. "The leopard was spotted at 6.30pm by the watchman for the last two days," says an officer from Thane's forest department. "Thankfully, he has not attacked anybody yet. He just walks in peacefully, stays there for two, three hours and goes back," he explains. The Glaxo company at Thane is on a 60 acre plot, and is usually abandoned. There are big godowns and warehouses in the area giving the leopard enough space to roam around and feel safe. "There is enough vegetation in the compound and the leopard might be finding it safe here to hide during rains," he says. After receiving a complaint from the watchman, the forest department officers conducted a check on Thursday and found the leopard's pugmarks. "We have fitted four CCTV cameras at the spot and two more which will capture live movement of the leopard," he says. Since the leopard has not caused any damage or casualty, no trap has been laid to catch him yet. "Our men will also patrol the area every evening from now onwards," he says. The officers have also put up banners warning people about the leopard. "We have asked people not to go there for a stroll in the evening," he says. "In case they see a leopard walk by, there is no need to panic. You can burst a firecracker or beat tin drums and he will run away," he adds.
Leopard spotted at Thane
2016-09-23Thane's longest moving tri-colour wave enters Limca Book of Records - Daily News & Analysis
Thane's longest moving tri-colour wave enters Limca Book of Records NAVEETA SINGH | Fri, 23 Sep 2016-07:40am , DNA It is a moment of pride and inspiration for residents of Balkum, Thane as the feat they created on Republic day has entered Limca Book of Records. On January 26, they had created a tri-colour wave using fans which has finally entered the Limca Book of Records. On Wednesday, Amit Patil of Pop Boyz Crew, a dance group from Balkum, received an envelope from Limca Book of Records (LBR). "After follow ups with LBR for the past nine months, they finally acknowledged our record," said Amit Patil, organiser of the event and one of the founding members of Pop Boyz. "We have tears in our eyes and have no words to express our joy," he said. The LBR has acknowledged the record as the longest moving wave with tri-color hand fans by 306 participants for 5.15 minutes. It will be published in LBR's 2017 edition. The record has given the villagers of Balkum confidence and inspiration like never before. "The participants are from our village. They are poor and do odd jobs to make ends meet. This acknowledgement has proved that even a villager can create a record. We feel proud to have done something for our country," he said. Founded in 2009, with five members Pop Boyz Crew, they work towards advocating social causes through dance and entertainment. "Through our dance, we create awareness on various issues like saving the girl child, education, save water, etc. Whatever proceeds we earn goes towards these causes," he added. Till date the group boasts that they have won 251 trophies and have utilized the prize money for helping society. Enthused by this recognition, the group now wants to create more such records. "We have planned another feat for the next republic day. And hopefully that too will be another record from the villagers of Balkum," he said.
2016-09-23Thane Crime: Man bought minor for Rs 10000 pimped her for Rs 18000 daily - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Man bought minor for Rs 10,000 pimped her for Rs 18,000 daily By Faisal Tandel Posted 2 hours The four arrested accused in police custody The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of the Thane Crime Branch recently rescued a Bengal girl forced into prostitution in Maharashtra. While the victim has claimed to be 20 years old, officers suspect she is a minor and will do an ossification test on her to ascertain her exact age. The Cell has arrested four people, including the pimp from Bengal who brought her to Ulhasnagar on the pretext of giving her a job in a well-known firm. The pimp sold her for Rs 10,000 to a couple in Ulhasnagar, where she was kept for three months. The couple later sold her to a woman in Yavatmal district. The arrested accused are Farid Gazi (23), the pimp from Bengal, Jaydev alias Ajay Naskar (30) and his wife Najma (23), the couple, and Durga alias Saloni Raut (30) based from Pusad, Yavatmal district. The triggerOn September 16, based on information from sources, Cell officers raided Siddhivinayak building in Maneregaon, Ulhasnagar 4, and nabbed two women who were Bangladeshis. Both of them reside in Naskar's house without proper documentation. Ajay too didn't inform the local and Thane police about two foreigners staying at his place. Hence, we picked him up and interrogated him. Accordingly, a case was filed against the three at Vitthalwadi police station under sections of the passport Act, 1950, and foreigners Act, 1971, said Ravindra Daunkar, Senior Inspector, AHTC. Ajay's sustained interrogation about the two women at his home is what lead to the revelation that he had bought a girl from West Bengal from a pimp. Chain of events: During the interrogation, he confessed that three months ago, he had bought a girl from Gazi, said Daunkar. Ajay revealed that he and Najma kept the girl in their house for three months and forced her into prostitution. He said that they took her all over, depending on the customers locations, including Nashik and Karnataka. They would charge R 3,000 per customer and arrange it in a lodge in whichever city they were. Not a single penny was given to the girl as her daily expenses were taken care of by the couple, added Daunkar. Officers then asked him about the whereabouts of the girl, to which he said he'd sold her on September 15 to a woman in Pusad. According to the information, we raided Raut's residence on September 17, and found the girl in the bedroom. Raut is infamous in Yavatmal and was the target of the local police. Her residence is called White House. After the police had come to know the name, she had got it painted black, said Daunkar. The seizures: A case has been registered at Vitthalwadi police station under sections 370 (buying or disposing of any person as a slave) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant sections of The Immoral (Traffic) Prevention Act. The police have seized cash and mobile phones worth Rs 40,000 as well as a few documents. All four are in police custody. We are questioning them on the number of girls they pushed into flesh trade, said Parag Manare, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane Crime Branch. Six customers a dayJaydev alias Ajay Naskar allegedly sold the girl to Yavatmal's Durga alias Saloni Raut on a deal that she would ensure at least six customers a day were sent to the girl and Rs 3,000 per customer per day was given to them. When officers checked Raut's diary, they found that on September 15 night, a customer was given the girl for the entire night and charged Rs 7,000, while on September 16 night, two customers were sent to her and charged Rs 1,000 each. Rs 40k: The amount police have seized from the arrested accused
Thane Crime: Man bought minor for Rs 10000 pimped her for Rs 18000 daily - Mid-Day
2016-09-22Major traffic congestion in Thane - Hindustan Times
Major traffic congestion in Thane Megha Pol, Hindustan Times, Thane Updated: Sep 22, 2016 09:46 IST Office goers in north Mumbai's Thane woke up to a rude shock on Thursday morning, and found all the roads across the city clogged. The congestion had started at the crack of dawn. Thane witnessed massive traffic jams along the Ghodbunder Road, Eastern Express Highway and the Mumbai Nashik Highway. The traffic department continued to blame it on the closure of Versova bridge, potholes and heavy rains, however not much was done to resolve the woes of the motorists. Many people staying in Thane, work in Mumbai and leave for office in the early morning to avoid the traffic. Deepak Menon, 31, a resident of Vasant Leela along Ghodbunder Road, said, I left home early to avoid the regular peak hour congestion, however was stuck for over one hour from Manpada to Cadbury junction along the Ghodbunder and Eastern Express Highway. This distance usually takes seven minutes to cover on normal days. Ghodbunder Road along with the Eastern Express highway were completely blocked today. The traffic department claims that the block is due to the closure of Versova Bridge. BR Geete, ACP, (traffic) said, The closure of the Versova Bridge has brought heavy vehicles from Western Mumbai going to Gujarat and Rajasthan to the Nashik highway, increasing the load along Ghodbunder and Nashik Highway. The number of heavy vehicles have doubled due to the bridge closure. He said that the department has opened an additional lane along the Kopri bridge earlier then before for the smooth flow of traffic, however the rain and potholes have also added to the congestion. The heavy vehicles enter from four toll gates at Kharegaon toll naka to the two lane Nashik highway. The eight lane traffic passes through the two lane Nashik Highway leading to a heavy jam, the traffic department said.
Major traffic congestion in Thane - Hindustan Times
2016-09-22'Groped' teen shames cops into installing CCTV at Thane station - Mid-Day
Sexually assaulted teen shames cops into installing CCTV at Thane station By Faisal Tandel | Posted 22-Sep-2016 For Ruchika Kamble, the personal is political. She wants no woman to experience the trauma she did after being groped by a stranger at the western entrance of Thane railway station three months ago. Ruchika has since the May 2016 incident taken it upon herself to do her bit to make public spaces across the city safer for women.Her relentless efforts to get a CCTV camera installed at the spot where she was assaulted has paid off. After allegedly hemming and hawing for months together, railway authorities finally set up a camera at the location on September 9. Ruchika and her father Nitin Kamble, 45, say they made multiple requests to the railway and civic authorities to install a CCTV camera that would serve as a deterrent for potential criminals and help nab culprits who threaten the safety of women. They even wrote letters to the Prime Minister and ministers of state. As a last ditch effort, she offered to dip into her education fund to finance a camera at the spot, and told the police as much.The ordeal On the evening of May 31, the 16-year-old resident of Badlapur, who was returning home from college, was accosted by a man pretending to be a ticket checker on the SATIS (Station Area Traffic Improvement Scheme) deck outside Thane station. "I was near the railway booking office when he asked me for my ticket. I showed him my First Class pass. But he insisted that I accompany him to the office of the chief ticket inspector," she recalls. The stranger then allegedly grabbed her hand and tried to drag her away as people watched. The plucky girl managed to escape his clutches and call her father for help. By the time Nitin arrived from their Mulund residence, the man had fled the spot. Refusing to be cowered, Ruchika, along with her father, approached the Thane Government Railway Police and registered an FIR against the unidentified person under sections 170 (impersonating a public servant) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.Feeling helpless Despite filing an FIR, the feeling of helplessness washed over the family. "When I reached the spot, I found no CCTV camera there. The police weren’t cooperative either. The case was transferred to the Naupada police station on the grounds of jurisdiction," revealed Nitin (45), assistant foreman in the transportation engineering department at BEST’s Ghatkopar depot. Two months later, Ruchika and Nitin were called to the police station, but in the absence of leads on the stranger’s identity, that a CCTV camera would have provided, the case was stuck. Moved to action Realising that her assault could be a talking point in the fight for women’s safety in public spaces, the young girl shot off letters to the PM, the railway minister, the CM, the general manager of Central Railway, the Thane police commissioner, the civic commissioner and the district collector on June 5. In her letters, Ruchika pointed out how the absence of a CCTV camera had let her assaulter go scot-free. She demanded that a camera near the booking office on the SATIS deck be fitted, as well as desolate spots across the city’s public spaces. She finally offered to contribute R25,000 from a fixed deposit her parents had locked as medical education fund. “As I followed up on my case, I found that the railway authorities and the municipal corporation were shifting blame, citing jurisdiction. That’s why I offered to make a contribution,” she says. First victory On September 9, the railways took a baby step towards ensuring women's safety, by installing a CCTV camera at the spot where Ruchika was assaulted. "I was trying to shake the authorities into taking action. This little victory proves that even the common man can make this city a better, safer place for all," says the young girl, wise beyond her years. Police Speak Dinesh Nair, Senior Police Inspector, Railway Police Force, Thane, confirmed that a CCTV camera was installed this month. "We have a railway booking office on the SATIS and hence, think it is a sensitive spot. The camera was installed for security reasons."
2016-09-21Unable to secure bail, Thane rape accused killed self - Mid-Day
Unable to secure bail, Thane rape accused killed self By Faisal Tandel and Samiullah Khan Posted 2 hours The deceased Siraj Shaikh The 27-year-old inmate in Thane Central Jail, who committed suicide on Monday night, hung himself with a towel in a toilet on the premises as he was frustrated and depressed with his life inside. The Thane Nagar police have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating the matter further. Desperate measures: According to jail sources, the deceased, identified as Siraj Aalam Ramzan Ali Shaikh, is a resident of Kandivli. On December 2, 2015, he was sent to Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai by the Borivli court on the charge of kidnapping a minor under the false pretext of marriage and then raping her. On February 13, 2016, he was transferred to Thane Central Jail. Since then, he was here as his case was under trial in the Borivli court, said a jail officer. Speaking to mid-day, the deceased's younger brother Samir said, I met Siraj last Wednesday; every time he used to ask us to get him out on bail. On Wednesday, he said to me that if we didn't get him out by October 1, he would accept the crime in court, warning us that he would then be inside for 10 years. He told us that he is frustrated and harassed with the life inside and desperately wanted to come out. Unaccounted for: Siraj's body was found after jail officers realised that he was missing during the counting at 6 pm on Monday, which was started after distribution of the dinner around 5.30 pm. We searched each and every barrack for him. We then went to the factory on the premises as, at times, he used to help other inmates there. After a long search, at 7.15 pm when we went inside the toilet of the factory, we found him hanging with a towel. We came to know about the incident at around 7:15 pm. We immediately called for a doctor and brought him down, but he was pronounced dead, said an officer. Superintendent of Thane Central Jail, VB Vayachal said, A detailed panchanama was done by the tehsildar and the Thane Nagar police station. A case of accidental death has been registered. Case history: In October 2015, the Samta Nagar police in Kandivli booked Siraj Shaikh for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old. He was booked under sections 363 (kidnapping) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. The accused had allegedly kidnapped the minor on the false pretext of marriage. He was nabbed in Vasai on November 20. The minor was found with him and was sent back to her parents. The next day, the police were supposed to produce him in a magistrate's court, but around 5 am, he fled from the police station, he broke the chair on which he was seated and cut the handcuffs with a cutter. He spent the night in Malvani and Marve, and then fled to Vasai. Afraid the police would trace him there, he then went to Ghodbunder, from where he was picked up.
Unable to secure bail, Thane rape accused killed self - Mid-Day
2016-09-21Part of bridge on Waldhuni river in Thane district caves in - Business Standard
Part of bridge on Waldhuni river in Thane district caves in Press Trust of India | Thane September 21, 2016 Last Updated at 22:22 IST A part of a bridge across Waldhuni river at Vadol village caved in this evening. The bridge, built some 30 years ago, is within the limits of the Ulhasnagar municipal corporation. Municipal commissioner Manohar Hirey said a part of the bridge caved in at around 6.30 pm, but nobody was injured. The bridge was mostly used by pedestrians and light vehicles, Hirey said, adding that its structural audit would be done tomorrow and it will remain closed till further notice. (This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
2016-09-21How You Can Support Standing Rock by Thane Maxwell ā€” YES ... - YES! Magazine
How You Can Support Standing Rock Thane Maxwell posted Sep 21, 2016 I am a settler on this land but have spent the past couple of years supporting indigenous battles against new oil pipelines. These are the front lines of the struggle to end the desecration of Mother Earth, the catastrophes of climate change, and the ongoing genocidal occupation of Indigenous lands that makes that all possible.Across the continent, Big Oil is pushing a massive new network of oil and gas infrastructure, retooling in a desperate attempt to extract the dirtiest fuels on the planet and squeeze the last few drops of profit out of an era that clearly needs to end. Without exception, these projects threaten tribal lands, and without exception, they face bold Indigenous resistance. A historic new chapter in this story is now unfolding on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Thousands of people from hundreds of tribes and First Nations have gathered in solidarity to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. I am one of the organizers helping to leverage resources and coordinate the campaign, and every day I hear from allies across the continent asking how to support the movement. Here is my advice: Spread information to bring people in Most people use social media simply to construct a public display of what they care about. Instead, use it strategically, as a tool for bringing more people into the movement and moving them one step deeper into it. Follow Sacred Stone Camp and Red Warrior Camp on Facebook for great content. Lift up front-line Indigenous voices. Learn about the epidemic of sexual violence in the Bakken oil fields, and the historical context of conflict between Sioux Nations and the U.S. government. And always bring up the issues in person too—a conversation can be worth 1,000 likes. Express yourself to build political power Nascent political power exists in every group of people, every medium of communication, and every financial transaction. By all means, sign the petitions, write letters to the editor, and contact your elected officials. Divest your money and explain why. But step outside the system too. We have forms of power that corporations and politicians don’t have. Pray. Dream. Create art. Contribute material resources, especially your labor Yes, we need money, we need supplies, we need food. Keep it coming. The best places to donate are the Sacred Stone Camp, Sacred Stone Legal Defense, Red Warrior Camp, Red Warrior Camp Legal Defense. But keep in mind that mountains of money and supplies are useless without teams of committed people doing the hard and sometimes thankless work of receiving, distributing, implementing, and maintaining things. What we really need is your labor, to transform money and supplies into something immediately useful to overworked, stressed-out people living in tipis. Instead of sending canvas, make a banner complete with grommets and ropes to tie it down. Pickle, ferment, dry, or freeze foods for winter. Come spend a week washing dishes and building winter structures. Contact sacredstonecamp@gmail.com to coordinate your ideas with current needs. Connect to local organizing As dramatic and inspiring as gatherings and actions like this are, there is absolutely no substitute for long-term, committed, strategic organizing. And some of the most important results of any campaign, whether electoral or direct action, are the new networks and relationships it builds. Wherever you are, chances are people are organizing supply drops and solidarity actions, mobilizing to stop other bad projects by extractive industries, and creating alternatives for a better future. Plug in. Meet new people. Find a role you can sustain long term. Yes, you’re busy—find a way to get less busy and create room for social justice work in your life. Reflect on the deeper social issues and your own position in them This is not just about a pipeline. People from hundreds of tribes are gathering as never before, to stand together and demand an end to centuries of theft, violence, and oppression at the hands of the U.S. government. Those of us who are settlers on this land have all been complicit in some way. We can’t fix it, but we have a responsibility to acknowledge it and work toward a different future. How do we move forward, out of denial, through guilt, beyond words, and into action? The most powerful social change happens when our external struggles against political and economic systems are in rhythmic dialogue with the ones inside our own hearts and minds. When our movements are effective, they change us personally too. Solidarity is a journey. Keep moving. And don’t do it alone. Deepen your connections to your own culture and the Earth The rallying cry of the movement to stop Dakota Access has been “Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!” We all know this as biological fact, but most of us have not taken it on as a spiritual responsibility. I hear many non-Native people marvel at the deep reverence for Mother Earth, sense of belonging to the land, and responsibility to protect it that characterize many Native American belief systems. But these things were also a part of our own belief systems not long ago. Many of us surrendered them in exchange for the wages of whiteness. It’s time to reclaim them now. Where do you come from? How did you get here? How did your traditions foster a personal relationship to the Earth? What responsibility do you have to steward your own land base? The fact is, as a species, we are rapidly destroying our own habitat. What will it take to reverse that? What are you willing to lose? What do you stand to gain? I invite you to remember that this is just a moment in a struggle that has been going on for centuries—and will continue for many more. We are allies, but it’s our battle too. There are as many ways to engage as there are people who drink water. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you’re at, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.
How You Can Support Standing Rock by Thane Maxwell ā€” YES ... - YES! Magazine
2016-09-20Pregnant victim's cousin behind Thane honour killing - Times of India
Pregnant victim's cousin behind Thane honour killing Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 02.14 PM IST Victims: Vijay and Supriya Yadav; (top) accused Shafique Mansuri MUMBAI: Days after a man and his nine-month pregnant wife were found murdered in their rented house in Dyghar near Shil Phata, the Thane police cracked the honour killing case with the arrest of the woman's cousin brother from Uttar Pradesh. The alleged killer, identified as 27-year-old Shafique Mansuri, has told the police that his sister had brought their family a bad name by marrying a Hindu. He said he was on the lookout for the couple for the past one year and recently learnt about their address. A team from Thane crime branch picked up Mansuri from his house at Hardoi in UP on Sunday. He was brought to the city on Monday. The crime came to light after neighbours of Vijay Yadav and Priya Yadav, who was Sufiya Mansuri before marriage, complained of a foul smell emanating from their house. Mansuri told the police that he and Vijay were friends and the latter would visit his home quite often. When he learnt that Vijay was having an affair with his sister, his family opposed the relationship. But they eloped. Once in Dyghar, Sufiya converted to Hinduism before getting married to Vijay. Meanwhile, Mansuri got a hint that they could be in Mumbai. Three months ago, he came to the city and began working as a labourer at Vikhroli. 'We've accepted the marriage' Mansuri has told the police that he recently traced the couple. He began talking to Vijay saying their family had accepted the marriage. He even met the couple a month ago. The alleged killer called his sister last week telling her that he wanted to spend a day with her and Vijay. Mansuri purchased a knife before heading for Dyghar. When he reached Dyghar, Vijay was away at work. He told his sister to call up Vijay and tell him that he wanted to celebrate as the baby would arrive soon. On Vijay's return, Mansuri brought drinks and food. After a small celebration, they all retired for the night. In the middle of night, Mansuri got up and slashed Vijay's throat. Hearing his screams, Priya woke up. But Mansuri stabbed her in the stomach. As she fell to the floor, he slashed her throat too. He changed his clothes and locked the house from outside. Mansuri went to Mumbra station from where he boarded a train. As the train crossed the Thane creek, he threw his blood-stained clothes into it. He boarded a train to UP from Thane. Neighbour gave the lead Based on marriage documents of the couple, the cops were clear that it was a case of honour killing, but did not have any evidence against anyone. It was the couple's neighbour who helped them crack the case. The woman, who is now a witness, had met Mansuri at his sister's house when she went there to get a screwdriver. It was Priya who had introduced her to Mansuri. DCP Parag Manere of Thane crime branch said, "As of now, only Mansuri has been arrested and the investigations are on. We are probing if any other person was involved in the crime."
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2016-09-20Undertrial commits suicide in Thane jail - The Indian Express
Undertrial commits suicide in Thane jail By: PTI | Thane | Published:September 20, 2016 11:19 am An undertrial allegedly committed suicide in Thane Central Jail, police said on Tuesday. Siraj Alam Shaikh, 27, was found hanging in the jail premises late last evening, they said. Shaikh was arrested for alleged kidnapping and rape of a girl by Mumbai Police and lodged in prison since last year, Thane Nagar police said. He was shifted to Thane Jail only a few days back from the Taloja Jail where he was lodged earlier, they said. During the head count last evening, the jail officials found one of the prisoners missing. During the search, they allegedly found Shaikh hanging in the cell. He was brought down and taken to the jail medical ward where a doctor examined him. He was then rushed to Thane civil hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The body was sent for postmortem, police said, adding that a case has been registered.
Undertrial commits suicide in Thane jail - The Indian Express
2016-09-20Smart Cities: Amritsar, Agra, Kanpur, Thane, Nagpur, Tirupati top the list - Livemint
Smart Cities: Amritsar, Agra, Kanpur, Thane, Nagpur, Tirupati top the list The other cities selected for smart cities mission include Aurangabad, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Jalandhar and Kohima Pretika KhannaUnion minister for urban development M. Venkaiah Naidu. New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday announced the names of 27 new cities, which are spread across 12 states. Amritsar, Agra, Kanpur, Thane, Ajmer, Nagpur and Tirupati have been included in the second phase of the smart cities mission. With this the Central government has included 60 cities for funding under the mission. The 27 cities include five from Maharashtra, four each from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. three from Uttar Pradesh, two each from Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Nagaland and Sikkim. The other cities selected include Aurangabad, Gwalior, Hubli-Dharwad, Jalandhar and Kohima. One city each from Nagaland and Sikkim along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, have been selected in this round of the competition. Smart Cities Mission: Amritsar, Varanasi among the next set of 27 smart cities Amritsar (which featured at the top of the merit list) and Jalandhar in Punjab are among the 27 cities which will be included in the second phase of the Smart Cities Mission. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, along with Kanpur and Agra, are the three cities from Uttar Pradesh included in the latest list. Priyanka Parashar/Mint Thane, is among the five cities from Maharashtra (Nashik, Nagpur, Kalyan Dombivali and Aurangabad) which made it to the list. Mangaluru is among the four cities from Karnataka; Hubballi-Dharwad, Shivamogga and Tumakuru; which made it to the new list. Two cities from the North-East, Kohima in Nagaland and Namchi in Sikkim, also made it to the list. AFPTwo from Madhya Pradesh (Gwalior and Ujjain) also made it to the list. Tamil Nadu got four cities; Madurai, Salem, Thanjavur and Vellore. Kota in Rajasthan, a major coaching hub of the country, is the other city apart from Ajmer that made it to the list. The desert state's neighbour, Gujarat has just one city in the list Vadodara. These cities have been selected from 63 cities who participated in the third round of the competition. This willingness and enthusiasm among the cities to participate in more than one round of competition is a clear evidence of the urban renaissance; set in motion under the new urban sector initiatives of the government, minister for urban development, M. Venkaiah Naidu, said while announcing the names of the 27 new cities. The cities selected on Tuesday have proposed a total investment of Rs 66,883 crore under their respective plans. A total investment of Rs 144,742 crore has been proposed by the 60 cities under their smart city plans, Naidu said. The process for selection of the remaining 40 cities will begin from January. The government has already announced the names of 33 cities which were selected in the first phase of the programme. According to the guidelines of the mission, the government was to select 20 cities in the first phase and 40 in the next two years. However, in May this year, 13 more cities were included in the first phase to expand the representation of states in the mission. The names of the first 20 cities, including Jabalpur, Vishakapatnam and Guwahati, were announced in January. The mission, which is one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet projects, was launched with the aim of developing 100 smart cities. While 98 cities were shortlisted at the time of initial submissions in December, the government included Meerut and Rai Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir in the competition. Seven capital cities Patna, Shimla, Naya Raipur, Itanagar, Amaravati, Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram have also been allowed to participate. The Smart Cities Mission was launched in June 2015 with the government releasing the guidelines and mission statement for the 100 Smart Cities project. The mission has been allotted a budget of Rs.48,000 crore for five years. In June this year, Modi launched projects in 20 cities selected under the mission, officially kick-starting the project.
Smart Cities: Amritsar, Agra, Kanpur, Thane, Nagpur, Tirupati top the list - Livemint
2016-09-20Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli among 5 in state to make it to smart city list - Times of India
Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli among 5 in state to make it to smart city list TNN | Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 11.58 PM IST Mumbai/Delhi: Five cities from Maharashtra have made it to the list of 27 smart cities announced on Tuesday. Manisha Mhaiskar, principal secretary, urban development (UD) II, said the state government has selected ten cities to compete for the Centre's Smart City Project. In the first round, held this January, Pune and Solapur were selected. In the second, whose results were announced on Tuesday, five cities, including Aurangabad, Kalyan-Dombivli, Nagpur, Nashik and Thane, were selected. Mhaiskar said, "Maharashtra is the only state where seven cities have been selected for this project. The state government had announced that while the cities will compete for central funding, the state will fund their projects through MMRDA and Cidco till they are selected by the Centre." Mhaiskar further said in the current budget, the state government has made a provision of Rs 1,000 crore for the project. While the Centre will provide Rs 100 crore per year for five years, the state government is required to provide Rs 50 crore and the urban local body another Rs 50 crore annually. The areas proposed for smart city development by municipal bodies would have facilities such as assured water, power supply, proper sanitation and solid waste management systems, efficient urban mobility, public transportation, IT connectivity and e-governance. The selected cities have already formed a special purpose vehicle (SPV) mandatory for receiving funding. Thane is yet to form an SPV, though, while Nagpur's proposal is in the final stages. Both the Navi Mumbai and Mumbai municipal bodies passed a resolution refusing to form the SPV. "This is possibly a reason why the two cities have not been selected. We shall once again ask these cities if they wish to form an SPV," she said. For the project, Thane, for instance, will take up work for a new station at Kopri, grade seperators at Teen Haath Naka, SATIS at Thane East, water metering, strengthening the water supply and sewage disposal, to name a few, over the next five years. The projects will collectively cost around Rs 5,400 crore. KDMC mayor Rajendra Devlekar, at a press conference to announce inclusion of Kalyan-Dombivli, said, "We have already made a proposal of Rs 2,032 crore." Pramod Kulkarni, project in-charge, KDMC, added, "We will develop the entire Kalyan station, roads, water distribution, sanitation, closure of Adharwadi dumping ground, development of a 24km waterfront and other works." With the release of this fresh list, the total number of cities selected in the country so far stands at 60. "Competition-based selection has made the cities rediscover themselves as they are undertaking a thorough assessment of gaps in the present levels of infrastructure and service delivery and come out with comprehensive, credible and actionable plans for area-based development and technology-based pan-city solutions," said urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu. Naidu added total investment of Rs 1.45 lakh crore has been proposed for 60 cities. The process for selecting the remaining 40 will start in January.
2016-09-20As rains lash Thane, snakes slither their way out of burrows - Times of India
As rains lash Thane, snakes slither their way out of burrows Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Updated: Sep 21, 2016, 01.42 AM IST THANE: Snake sightings or incidents of birds falling off their nests in housing complexes thanks to incessant rains are becoming a common phenomena in the city, said animal rights activists. "In the last one week, we have received more than 25 calls from residents reporting snake sightings, as against 10 calls per day earlier. It is primarily because their burrows have been destroyed by the rains and they are searching for a shelter. In the last four days we have rescued around 22 snakes, most of which are non-venomous and rat eaters," said Aditya Patil, president of the Wildlife Welfare Association (WWA). However, in a case that proved fatal in the Kolshet slums on August 14, a two-and-half-year-old boy, Anurag Yadav, was bitten by a poisonous Common Krait snake while he was asleep in his house. "Usually the bites of this particular snake are not deep, but the father pulled the snake away when its fangs were on his hand, resulting in a deeper bite. He was rushed to the civil hospital, but the child could not be saved,'' said Manasi Nathwani, secretary of WWA. Activists rescued 18 birds in the past four days. Due to the sudden rains the birds trying to fly away fall off the trees and eventually get injured," said Nilesh Bhanage, founder of Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS). "Many birds get injured during the rains as their wings get wet and they are unable to fly and then are rescued by the ones who see them on the streets. Also, at times due to the storms their nests fall down or the birds get injured when the trees they are perched on, come down with the rains," said Dr Rina Dev, avian and exotic specialist.
2016-09-20Inmate commits suicide inside Thane jail - Hindustan Times
Inmate commits suicide inside Thane jail Arvind Walmiki, Hindustan Times, Thane Updated: Sep 20, 2016 14:39 IST A 27-year-old inmate at Thane jail, who was arrested a few months back in connection with a rape case by the Samta Nagar police, committed suicide on the jail premises on Monday.The deceased, identified as Sirajali Shaikh,27, used to do odd jobs and was a resident of Mumbai. Shaikh was missing since the afternoon, according to Thane jail authorities. A search was launched after this. In the evening, they found Shaikh's body near the bathroom. We have sent the body to Thane civil hospital for post-mortem and a panchnama is going on, a jail official said. The officer from Thane jail added, It was in the morning when a few of our officers noticed that Shaikh was missing. We went to look for him and found his body near the bathroom. We alerted the local police station afterwards to investigate the matter. B.K Upadhay, additional director-general of police, confirmed that an inmate had committed suicide in Thane jail. An ADR ( accidental death report) has been registered at Thane Nagar police station.
Inmate commits suicide inside Thane jail - Hindustan Times
2016-09-19Thane: Forty winks cost jeweller Rs 3 crore of gold - Mid-Day
Thane: Forty winks cost jeweller Rs 3 crore of gold By Faisal Tandel Posted 2 hours On September 12, Mumbai-based jeweler Ashwin Mehta (37), along with one Ashok Prajapati (21) a worker in his Kalbadevi shop boards the Mumbai-Howrah train 12809 to Raipur. The two are carrying a strolley that contains over 9 kg gold that amounts to Rs 3 crore. A city-based jeweller, Ashwin Mehta, was on his way back to Mumbai from Raipur when he discovered his bag containing gold worth Rs 3 crore missing. He lodged a complaint with the Thane GRP, that was later transferred to Kalyan GRP. GRP and RPF are now investigating the matter. We have found that the robbery took place between Igatpuri and Kalyan between 2.45 am to 4.15 am, when they were sleeping. To that end, the case was further transferred to Kalyan GRP on Saturday. Mehta claims that on alternate years, he visits Raipur to take orders of gold ornaments and has been doing so for the last 17 years. We are checking the CCTV footage of Kasara, Igatpuri and Kalyan railway station to get some lead in the case. Also, we suspect Prajapati's involvement, and are cross questioning him, said an officer from the Kalyan GRP. Also Read: Teenagers, who robbed sleeping passengers on platforms,held In Raipur, they show their sample goods to various stores like Shivraj Prakash Chandra Jewelers, Sumit Jewelers, Son and Son Jewelers and Pagariya Jewelers in the Halwai lane and take orders. During their 3-day stay in Raipur, they put up in the Madhuban Hotel On September 15, the duo board the return train. However, at 4.15 am, when Mehta goes to the washroom, he returns to find the strolley missing. The chain, ironically was still there. Prajapati says he last saw the bag at the Igatpuri station. After searching for a bit, they pull the chain to stop the train When the train stopped at the Parsik Tunnel, Railway Police Force get on board and question Mehta. He explains the situation to them, who then advise him to go to CST station. After further questioning, Mehta is directed to the Thane GRP where he registers a case on Friday evening
Thane: Forty winks cost jeweller Rs 3 crore of gold - Mid-Day
2016-09-19Passion on wheels: Thane hosts India's longest amateur bicycling race - Daily News & Analysis
Passion on wheels: Thane hosts India's longest amateur bicycling race
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2016-09-19Trio stuck in lift for 2 hours in Thane rescued | mumbai news ... - Hindustan Times
Trio stuck in lift for 2 hours in Thane rescued Arvind Walmiki, Hindustan Times, Thane Updated: Sep 19, 2016 14:42 IST Three people, who were stuck in a lift in their building in Thane for more than two hours, were rescued safely on Monday morning. The three people were identified as Pramod Kadam,42, Pranali Kadam,38, and Shankar Pandey,49 . The incident took place at a building in Khopat, Thane. The building is 18 storey and has been facing issues with maintenance for the past few weeks. The lift got stuck around 10am. Hearing their screams for help, other residents rushed to the lift and informed the regional disaster management cell (RDMC). Santosh Kadam, RDMC, Thane, said, The pulley got jammed. The lift was not maintained properly. It should have been checked periodically to avoid such a problem. Kadam said, The lift operators were called in. The building management members have been informed about the poor maintenance of the lift. They have assured us they will take care of it.
Trio stuck in lift for 2 hours in Thane rescued | mumbai news ... - Hindustan Times
2016-09-19Thane double murder: UP man held for pregnant sister, friend - Hindustan Times
Thane double murder: UP man held for pregnant sister, friend Arvind Walmiki, Hindustan Times, Thane Updated: Sep 19, 2016 23:03 IST The Thane police have arrested a Shafique Shamshuddin Mansoori, 28, for the murder of a couple from Uttar Pradesh (UP). The accused is the brother of the deceased pregnant woman Sufiya alias Priya. According to police sources, this is a case of honour killing. Shafique, also from UP, had been planning the murder for over a month. He had bought the chopper from Mumbai with which he stabbed his sister and slit the throat of her husband Vijayshankar Jagmohan Yadav. Priya was nine months pregnant and was due to deliver her baby on September 25. The couple's bodies were discovered on Thursday when the neighbours complained of a stench from the couple's house and called the police. The deceased Vijayshankar Jagmohan Yadav, 30, and his wife Sufiya alias Priya Abrar Mansoori,22, got married against the wishes of their families and had moved to Shildaighar area in Thane to live away from their families. They had taken a house on rent and had been living there for around six years. Meanwhile, Shafique had been in constant touch with Priya over the phone and had also visited the couple twice in the last six months, said the police. He had called Priya to tell her that he would be coming over for Eid. Shafique came to Priya's house on Monday around 4pm. The three of them went off to sleep after having food but Shafique woke up after sometime and slit Vijayshankar's throat, stabbed and smothered Priya around midnight, said an investigating officer. He also said that after the murders, Shafique returned to UP and resumed his normal life. Shafique is also a childhood friend of Vijayshankar. According to his statement to the police, he was tired of his friends and relatives taunting him as his sister married and came away with a man who was not approved by the family. Speaking about the case, a police officer from Thane crime branch unit-1 said, It is a case of honor killing because when we interrogated Shafique he told us that Vijay took a girl away from her family even when her family did not like him or approve of the match. The officer added, The accused also said that people in his village taunted him for being many in the village for Vijayshankar's friend. Shafique will be produced in court on Tuesday.
Thane double murder: UP man held for pregnant sister, friend - Hindustan Times
2016-09-19Mondelez invests $15-mn to build RDQ hub in Thane | Business ... - Business Standard
Mondelez invests $15-mn to build RDQ hub in Thane Mumbai Last Updated at September 19, 2016 16:22 IST Mondelez International, which makes Cadbury chocolates, has invested around USD 15 million to build a global Research, Development and Quality (RDQ) hub in neighbouring Thane. The investment is a part of the company's global strategy to develop an RDQ at nine advantaged locations across the globe over the next two years, Mondelez said in a statement. "With a focus on chocolate and beverages, this centre will combine the high-end skills of our local team with global learnings and best practises to develop products and processes for Mondelez International globally," Mondelez India Foods Managing Director Deepak Iyer said. "This is another milestone in our company's continued commitment to invest, make and innovate in India as we create technical and scientific jobs as well as bring in cutting edge technology to support our global business," Iyer added. It will start construction of the Thane facility in December, and the site is expected to be fully operational by mid-2018. The new facility, to come up at the site of the previous science and technology centre and the India technical centre, will employ over 150 scientists, engineers and other specialists, who will focus on developing technology platforms for chocolates and beverages, consumer science, packaging and cross-category productivity, said the statement. "These hubs will enable improved efficiency, effectiveness and accelerated project delivery, while the increased scale across key markets will provide rapid access to changing consumer needs and trends," Mondelez International Executive Vice President RDQ Rob Hargrove said.
Mondelez invests $15-mn to build RDQ hub in Thane | Business ... - Business Standard
2016-09-19Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane Metro rail projects to be approved soon - Moneycontrol.com
Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane Metro rail projects to be approved soon Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has said that detailed project reports (DPRs) for metro rails in Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane, were ready and they would be approved soon. He made the announcement after performing the Bhoomi Pooja, for two proposed bridges on the Ulhas river, between Durgadi Fort and Motagaon in Kalyan. He said that the government has made preparations, to extend the metro rail up to Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dombivili. Speaking at the function, Fadnavis made a reference to traffic woes in Kalyan and said that he also faced them, when he came to the city for electioneering, during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and assured that funds have been made available, for infrastructure development in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili and Ambernath. See also: Mumbai-Thane metro line to finally become a reality The task to develop Kalyan-Dombivili as a smart city is to be undertaken by Oracle, a US-based computer technology firm, he said, adding that his government will give all the funds for the required projects. The chief minister said that an MoU would soon be signed with Oracle, for smart and safe development of Kalyan-Dombivili. By: Housing.com/news
Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane Metro rail projects to be approved soon - Moneycontrol.com
2016-09-193. HIRANANDANI FOUNDATION SCHOOL, THANE - Hindustan Times
3. HIRANANDANI FOUNDATION SCHOOL, THANE Hindustan Times Updated: Sep 20, 2016 00:27 IST Hiranandani Estate, Thane Website: www.hiranandanischools.edu.in/thane Board: Class 10: ICSE, Class 12: ISC Annual fee: Rs 63,060 Student strength: 3,600 Student-teacher ratio: 35:1 Highest ratings: Academic rigour, value for money, selection process, infrastructure facilities History: Property developers Hiranandani set up various schools for residents of their townships. The school was established in 1999. Unique features: The school has excellent infrastructure, including facilities for squash, basketball, football and a swimming pool. It offers coaching in skating, taekwondo, chess and athletics. It is fully equipped with smart boards. Quote: The school strives to ensure each child is groomed into a happy and confident individual. Neelu Lamba, principal
2016-09-19Rape accused found hanging in Thane prison - Times of India - Times of India
Rape accused found hanging in Thane prison Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 05.27 AM IST Thane: A 27-year-old man, who was lodged at the Thane Central Jail, was found hanging on the prison premises late on Monday. The jail authorities said that Siraj Alam Shaikh had committed suicide. Shaikh was lodged in the prsion since 2015. He had been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a girl. The case was registered against Shaikh at Samata Nagar police station in Kandivli. A trial in the case was going on, said a police officer, adding that Shaikh had been transferred to this prison from Taloja jail only a few days back. As soon as he was found hanging, he was immediately brought down and taken to a medical officer but was declared dead. His body has been sent for a post-mortem, said a senior police officer. The reason for the alleged suicide is not yet known. A panchanama was on till the time of going to press, an officer said, adding that an accidental death report has been filed at Thane Nagar police station.
Rape accused found hanging in Thane prison - Times of India - Times of India
2016-09-19Couple's murder in Thane: Pregnant victim's relative arrested from UP - The Indian Express
Mumbai Couple's murder in Thane: Pregnant victim's relative arrested from UP By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Sep 20, 2016, 4:56 The police on Monday arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the murder of a couple, including a nine-month pregnant woman, at their Thane residence last Thursday. The accused is a relative of the woman. A week after the decomposed bodies of Vijay Yadav and his wife, Priya alias Sufiya Mansoori, were found at their flat in Daighar village, just ahead of Mumbra, the Thane police claimed their investigations showed that Shafiq Mansoori, a native of the village of the deceased couple in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh, had allegedly murdered them. Police said Mansoori, who was friends with Vijay and a distant relative of Priya, had faced the wrath of the people in their hometown, Palia, where he was seen as the person responsible for the inter-religion couple's elopement. Thane police investigators claimed that frustrated by the harassment, Mansoori decided to take the extreme step. DCP Parag Manere said Mansoori confessed to murdering the couple because of the trouble he had faced as a result of their marriage. Since the couple came from different religions, both families were upset that the couple ran away and got married, in spite of them objecting to it. Since Mansoori was residing in Mumbai, and was known to both, the general feeling in their village, Palia, was that Mansoori was the one responsible for them marrying and settling in Thane. As a result, he had to face a lot of humiliation,ā€¯ said Manere. Joint Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dumbhare said that on Monday night, Mansoori, who had been residing in Grant Road area where he worked as a mason for the past few years, had gone to visit the couple at their tenement at Daighar village, located off the old Mumbai Pune highway in Thane district. He went there with the intention of murdering the couple. He purchased alcohol and forced Yadav to drink much of it, while he himself drank little. After the couple slept off, Mansoori, who was carrying a knife, slit the throat of an inebriated Yadav. As Priya woke up, he attacked her throat with the knife. She evaded the first attack. However, later he stabbed her multiple times on the stomach, killing her and the unborn child,¯ Dumbare said. By the time the bodies of the couple were discovered on Wednesday after a foul stench started emanating from the room, Mansoori had fled to his village, said police. Senior inspector Nitin Thakre, whose team solved the case, said that Yadav had also been facing litigation after the family of Priya, who had converted after marriage, alleged that Yadav kidnapped their daughter. Dumbhare said that the probe in the case, which in a way is an honour kililng¯ was not complete and they were not ruling out the involvement of others. As of now, this is the version of events given to us by Mansoori. We have recovered the chopper and his clothes which have blood marks. We are investigating to find if he is trying to protect someone by not naming them,¯ Dumbhare added. An officer linked to the probe said that they were still probing if any member of the girl's family, unhappy with the marriage, had a role to play in the murder. Soon after the murders, when we went to question the girl's family, they told us that for them their daughter was dead the day she ran away,¯ added an officer. The Shil Daighar police had registered a case of murder on Thursday after the bodies of the couple were found. The couple had eloped and married in April last year after which they moved to Daighar. Yadav was employed at a unit in Navi Mumbai. Priya was awaiting the delivery of their first child and September 25 was given as the due date.
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2016-09-19Mondelez invests $15mn to build RDQ hub in Thane | Business Line - Hindu Business Line
Mondelez invests $15mn to build RDQ hub in Thane PTI Mumbai, Sep 19 Mondelez International, which makes Cadbury chocolates, has invested around USD 15 million to build a global Research, Development and Quality (RDQ) hub in neighbouring Thane.The investment is a part of the company's global strategy to develop an RDQ at nine advantaged locations across the globe over the next two years, Mondelez said in a statement. With a focus on chocolate and beverages, this centre will combine the high-end skills of our local team with global learnings and best practises to develop products and processes for Mondelez International globally, Mondelez India Foods Managing Director Deepak Iyer said. This is another milestone in our company's continued commitment to invest, make and innovate in India as we create technical and scientific jobs as well as bring in cutting edge technology to support our global business, Iyer added. It will start the construction of Thane facility in December, and the site is expected to be fully operational by mid-2018. The new facility, to come up at the site of the previous science and technology centre and the India technical centre, will employ over 150 scientists, engineers and other specialists, who will focus on developing technology platforms for chocolates and beverages, consumer science, packaging and cross-category productivity, said the statement. These hubs will enable improved efficiency, effectiveness and accelerated project delivery, while the increased scale across key markets will provide rapid access to changing consumer needs and trends, Mondelez International Executive Vice President RDQ Rob Hargrove said.
Mondelez invests $15mn to build RDQ hub in Thane | Business Line - Hindu Business Line
2016-09-19Rape accused found hanging in Thane prison - Times of India
Rape accused found hanging in Thane prison Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 05.27 AM IST Thane: A 27-year-old man, who was lodged at the Thane Central Jail, was found hanging on the prison premises late on Monday. The jail authorities said that Siraj Alam Shaikh had committed suicide. Shaikh was lodged in the prsion since 2015. He had been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a girl. The case was registered against Shaikh at Samata Nagar police station in Kandivli. A trial in the case was going on, said a police officer, adding that Shaikh had been transferred to this prison from Taloja jail only a few days back. As soon as he was found hanging, he was immediately brought down and taken to a medical officer but was declared dead. His body has been sent for a post-mortem, said a senior police officer. The reason for the alleged suicide is not yet known. A panchanama was on till the time of going to press, an officer said, adding that an accidental death report has been filed at Thane Nagar police station.
Rape accused found hanging in Thane prison - Times of India
2016-09-19Pregnant woman, 2 others stuck in Thane lift for 3 hrs - Times of India
Pregnant woman, 2 others stuck in Thane lift for 3 hours Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Updated: Sep 20, 2016, 08.16 AM IST THANE: Three people, including an expecting woman, got trapped in a closed elevator of their residential building in Khopat, Thane, for nearly three hours on Monday morning. When they were rescued, they were found gasping for breath. This was the second lift-related incident in the building in just 12 hours. The unmanned elevator got stuck between the first and second floors of the Mhada building's B wing around 9 am after someone on the seventh floor tried to force open the lift's external sliding door, damaging its circuit. The newly constructed ground-plus-18 building houses project-affected people from neighbouring suburbs. Its residents have been complaining of poor maintenance of the lift, alleging that the authorities take money, but do nothing. The trapped residents were rescued around noon after lift maintenance staff manually operated the lift car, along with civic and police officials, and brought it to the nearest landing. Around 9 am, Shankar Pande (49), and Pranali (38) and her husband Pramod Kadam (42), boarded the lift, one of two in the high-rise, to reach the ground level. Pande, a shop assistant, was on the way to attend the his deceased father's shraddh. The Kadams wanted to visit a hospital as Pranali had injured her wrist. The lift halted abruptly as it was descending. The trapped trio panicked when the lift didn't start even after 30 minutes. Their cries for help couldn't be initially heard. So, they started banging on the lift's door. At this some residents rushed to their aid, but were unable to pry open the external door. The fire brigade and the regional disaster management cell (RDMC) were informed. They arrived around 10:40 am. "The trapped people complained of uneasiness after their rescue. No one was seriously injured," said RDMC chief Santosh Kadam.
Pregnant woman, 2 others stuck in Thane lift for 3 hrs - Times of India
2016-09-18Weekly farmers market starts milk centre in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Weekly farmers market starts milk centre in Thane Dairy & fisheries development minister Mahadev Jankar (c) inaugurates Swabhimani milk center in Jankar on Saturday (dna - Vibhav Birwatkar)
Weekly farmers market starts milk centre in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-18Project reports for metro in Kalyan, Thane ready: Fadnavis ... - Business Standard
Project reports for metro in Kalyan, Thane ready: Fadnavis Thane Last Updated at September 18, 2016 17:07 IST Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said detailed project reports (DPRs) for metro rail in Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane were ready and they would be approved soon. He made the announcement after performing 'bhoomi pooja' for two proposed bridges on the Ulhas river between Durgadi Fort and Motagaon in Kalyan. Speaking at the function, Fadnavis made a reference to traffic woes in Kalyan and said he also faced them when he came to the city for electioneering in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He indirectly referred to the Shiv Sena performing the 'bhoomi pooja' for the two bridges yesterday and said today's programme was official one. Such small things should be ignored, he stated. He said the Government has made preparations to extend metro rail up to Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dombivili. The Chief Minister said funds have been made available for infrastructure development in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili and Ambernath. The task to development Kalyan-Dombivili as a Smart City is to be undertaken by Oracle, a US-based computer technology firm, he said. He said his Government will give all funds for the required projects. (Reopens WRG42) The Chief Minister said an MoU would be signed with Oracle for smart and safe development of Kalyan-Dombivili soon. For this, he would be visiting the US soon, the Chief Minister said. Fadnavis took a dig at Shiv Sena activists who performed the 'bhoomi pooja' of the bridges ahead of the official function, saying "by making speech on the Red Fort everyone cannot become Prime Minister.
Project reports for metro in Kalyan, Thane ready: Fadnavis ... - Business Standard
2016-09-18Thane murders: Couple didn't interact much, say neighbours; cops suspect honour killing - The Indian Express
Thane murders: Couple didn't interact much, say neighbours; cops suspect honour killing By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Sep 19, 2016, 1:39 NEIGHBOURS OF Vijay Shankar Yadav and his nine-month pregnant wife Sufia Mansuri alias Priya Yadav, who were found dead in their Thane tenement last week, seem to hardly know the couple. According to the neighbours, the Yadavs largely kept to themselves. Especially in the past few months, with her pregnancy in an advanced stage, Priya seldom ventured out of the house after Shankar left for work in Navi Mumbai, said the police. The police said they suspected the double murder to be a case of honour killing. Some relatives of Priya have been detained. The Shil Daighar police in Thane registered a case of murder on Thursday after the highly decomposed bodies of Shankar (30) and Priya (22) were found by neighbours. They had been stabbed several times, and Priya had even sustained wounds to her stomach that killed her child. According to the police, the couple hailed from Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh and had eloped in April last year as Priya's parents did not approve of their inter-religion marriage. They had been living at the Sagar building in Daighar village just off the old Mumbai-Pune Highway. In the Daighar building, Alimoon Shaikh, who lives on the first floor, said she had been telling her husband that the couple had not come out of their house for some days. Initially, everyone thought that since Priya was pregnant, she might have been admitted to a hospital. However, on Thursday, I saw flies gather near the window of the flat where the Yadavs resided, and the foul stench emanating since Tuesday become worse. I told my husband that something was wrong. We then gathered everyone and broke open the window. The bodies of the couple were lying there. We then contacted the police,¯ Shaikh said. Shaikh and other neighbours said that apart from greetings when they passed each other, the couple did not interact much with the residents of the building. Only in the evening while filling water, Priya would sometimes talk to me. She did tell me that she was a Muslim who had converted and that the couple had a love marriage after they ran away from home,¯ Shaikh said.
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2016-09-17Hindu-Muslim couple found killed in Thane - Times of India
Hindu-Muslim couple found killed in Thane Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Sep 17, 2016, 06.08 AM IST THANE: The highly decomposed bodies of a 30-year-old man and his nine-months pregnant wife were found at their home in Daighar area here on Thursday, a case that the police said might well be one of honour killing. The throats of the couple, Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav and Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya (22), were slit and the bodies bore several injury marks, but there were no signs of forced entry or robbery. The door to the flat of the Hindu-Muslim couple was locked from outside. The couple hailed from Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. The two are believed to have come to live in Sagar building in Daighar village soon after marrying in April last year, said senior police inspector Krishnath Katkar of the Daighar police station. Yadav worked with a private company in MIDC. Katkar said that locals believed the couple had come to live there after marrying for love. The officer said the woman was due to deliver towards the end of the month. The bodies were sent for post-mortem. The fact that the throats of the couple were slit was a clear sign of murder, said the police. "They could have been attacked with a sharp weapon by a known person as no forced entry is seen like in the case of a robbery attempt," a senior police officer, who requested anonymity , said. The murder came to light when locals complained to the police about a foul smell emanating from the flat. The police said the family members of both would be questioned. A team of police officers left for Unnao. Some neighbours told the police that they believed the couple had run away from home and were living an isolated life, rarely interacting with anyone in the locality. "They came down from Unnao in UP April 2015, and started living here," a police officer said. "As they hardly spoke to the neighbours, very few people knew anything about them." A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said that but for the occasional smile, the couple kept its distance. Another neighbour said no one had seen anyone visiting the couple. The police registered offences under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC against unidentified accused.
Hindu-Muslim couple found killed in Thane - Times of India
2016-09-17Thane cop fights with girlfriend, shoots self in the chest - Mid-Day
Thane cop fights with girlfriend, shoots self in the chest By Faisal Tandel Posted 17-Sep-2016 Constable Sagar Malunjkar, who tried to kill himself, being taken to Juppiter hospital in Thane. A 23-year-old police constable attached with the Thane commissionerate attempted suicide by firing at his chest. The incident took place on Thursday night, when he was on duty. He was taken to Thane civil hospital and later to Jupiter hospital, where he is undergoing treatment and in a critical condition. The police found a note written by the victim that stated he had decided to take a drastic step after regular fights with his girlfriend. He, however, had added that he didn't blame her for it and was doing it of his own volition. Cause effect: According to the police, the victim has been identified as Sagar Ganpat Malunjkar. "Since the last three months, he had been posted at the Thane headquarters. The incident took place on Thursday at 11.35 pm, when he fired a round from the SLR weapon on him. There were two other constables with him in the room at the time of the incident," said Namdev Shinde, Reserve Police Inspector, Thane commissionerate. Officers from the Thane crime branch and other departments close to the headquarters were called, who found him lying on the ground unconscious. Tense matters"We found him in a pool of blood. He had fired on his right shoulder," said an officer, adding, "In his statement, he said he was having some tension in his personal life." The Thane Nagar police are investigating the matter and yet to register a case. "We found the note, where he blames himself. Phone records show that he used to be engaged in long conversations with his girlfriend," said the officer.
Thane cop fights with girlfriend, shoots self in the chest - Mid-Day
2016-09-17MakeinIndia: Cadbury is opening its R&D centre in Thane ... - Businessinsider India
MakeinIndia: Cadbury is opening its R&D centre in Thane It's definitely great news for all the Cadbury fans in the country. Modelez International, better known as the parent company of Cadbury chocolates and Bournvita is all set to go 'Make in India'. As per news reports, they would be investing $15 million (Rs 100 crores) to build a global research, development and quality(RDQ) hub in Thane near Mumbai. As a part of American food giant's grand plan of investing $65 million to develop nine global RDQ hubs, this venture will be dedicated to chocolates only. There will a biscuit RDQ centre in China and similar one in Singapore for gums and candies, as per the plan. "We've a long, strong history in India and it's a priority market for us. We've had tremendous success in getting the 'best of global, best of local' formula right in India to accelerate our growth momentum in India and throughout Asia with continuous innovation," Hargrove told the Economic Times. "For the past two years, we've been transforming and redesigning our global RDQ organisation to better support our growth ambitions and create a competitive advantage," Hargrove added. This isn't the first time that the global chocolate giant is investing big in India. Earlier Mondelez has invested $190 million (about Rs 1,270 crore) investment in already operational plant in Andhra Pradesh. The Thane centre will recruit more than 150 scientists, engineers and specialists to focus on developing technology platforms for chocolates and beverages, consumer science, packaging and cross-category productivity, the company told the financial daily.
MakeinIndia: Cadbury is opening its R&D centre in Thane ... - Businessinsider India
2016-09-17Missing 5-6th Thane-Diva corridor delays CR services by 2 hours ... - Times of India
Missing 5-6th Thane-Diva corridor delays CR services by 2 hours daily Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Sep 18, 2016, 02.07 AM IST THANE: Suburban services running on the Central Railway's fast line collectively suffer a delay of two hours daily, as they get stranded for five minutes each, for giving passage to around 65 express trains using the additional corrdiors from LTT to cross over on the main lines to go towards Kalyan at Thane. Activists and officials say the delay in connecting the missing link of the fifth-sixth corrdior between Thane and Diva is mainly responsible for delays as trains have to cross over on existing third and fourth line after Thane instead of directly moving on the seperate corridor between Kurla and Kalyan. Simply put, a train moving towards CST from Kalyan has to halt before Thane for allowing a train to cross over from platform number 7 at Thane to the down line. As most trains are operating at just 15 kmph, it takes nearly five minutes for the 21coach long train to cross the station, when the Up track often witnesses bunching. Same is the case with down direction as a fast train travelling to Kalyan from Thane ends up stranded at platform 5 till the mail express train has crossed over. There are around 20 services that often overlap with suburban trains during peak hours on a daily basis which affects the overall punctuality of trains. The entire excercise thus ends up killing five minutes for each service which when collectively seen escalates to loss of nearly 120 minutes daily. If one train loses five minutes in the morning, there is a domino effect on other services as well unless there is a huge buffer waiting time laid in between the operations at the destination points, informs a railway officer. "It is often frustrating to wait mindlessly for the trains to cross over at Thane. The railways should atleast hasten the work of the fifth-sixth corridor to avoid further inconvenience to commuters," said Sunil Pawar, a passenger from Kalyan. Officials requesting anonymity agree to the problem and add that trains often arrive on time till Thane and often get delayed when their timings coincide with mail express trains departing or arriving LTT that have to cross over to or from the fifth sixth corridor at Thane. Experts said this delay could be curtailed after prompt completion and commissioning of the fifth-sixth lines between Thane and Diva. At present, the existing fifth-sixth corrdior is completed and operational only between LTT-Thane and between Diva-Kalyan while the link between Thane and Diva is yet to materialize. The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation has been entrusted with completing the work. The existing corridor has been taken up as part of Mumbai Urban Transport Project launched by the Railways in the last decade. Adequate funds were also allicated for the same, but while the two sides got completed rapidly, the stretch between Thane and Diva got mired in rehabilitation and environment issues. However, the railways claim it will be another year for the link to be connected till which the services will continue to face delays. "We are working on faster implementation of the new corridors so that the out station and suburban traffic is segregated between Kurla and Kalyan. We have started remodelling of Diva station which is one of the first major step towards realising our goals," said A K Shrivastav, additional general manager at Central Railway.
Missing 5-6th Thane-Diva corridor delays CR services by 2 hours ... - Times of India
2016-09-17Thane girl wins gold, bronze at senior state athletics championship ... - Times of India
Thane girl wins gold, bronze at senior state athletics championship B B Nayak | TNN | Sep 18, 2016, 01.10 AM IST THANE: International medalist Shraddha Ghule of Thane has won a gold in long jump and bronze in 100 meter sprint at the senior state athletics championship in Pune. She was so confident that she did not take second chance in the long jump before heralding the victory signal in the first attempt itself that was good enough a leap which ensured her top podium finish. With an impressive performance Ghule finished way ahead of her close contenders in long jump where she leapt past 5.96 meter for the gold. The ambience was quite different in case of 100 sprint event where she trailed from the top two finishers by a whisker to pick a bronze medal with an elapsed time of 12.4 seconds. "I was a bit disappointed in the 100 meter sprint discipline and my performance did not help me to achieve a gold mark. This speaks volumes of the magnitude of the contest fought among the young talents from across the state. But my pet event, long jump, was a cakewalk for me where I gave my best shot in the first attempt for a gold," said Ghule.
2016-09-17Cops reach Unnao to probe murder of couple in Thane | The Indian ... - The Indian Express
Cops reach Unnao to probe murder of couple in Thane The police said that it was an inter-faith marriage, and the woman, who was originally known as Sufia Mansuri, converted after marriage. By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Sep 18, 2016, 0:31 The bodies were too decomposed for the police to make out the dimensions of the weapon used. The Thane police team, probing the murder of a young couple in Thane on Thursday, have reached the hometown of the deceased in Uttar Pradesh. With no leads so far, the police believe that the statements of the families would be critical to the case. A couple was found murdered in their home in Thane on Thursday after neighbours complained to the police about a foul smell. The deceased have been identified as Vijay Shankar Yadav (30), and Priya Yadav (22) who was pregnant. Both natives of Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, they had got married in April last year and moved to Thane six months ago. A senior police officer said, Honour killing is the hypothesis in the case. However, we have not got any evidence to back it yet.¯ The police said that it was an inter-faith marriage, and the woman, who was originally known as Sufia Mansuri, converted after marriage. The woman was nine months pregnant and due to deliver around September 26, said police. We have not yet recovered the murder weapon. The bodies were too decomposed for us to make out the dimensions of the weapon used. However, we suspect it was a sharp object,¯ said an investigator. A postmortem was conducted by a panel of doctors on Friday. It was found that Vijay's throat had been slit and Priya had been stabbed multiple times in the stomach, killing the couple's unborn child.
Cops reach Unnao to probe murder of couple in Thane | The Indian ... - The Indian Express
2016-09-17Temple run ends: Gang leader of Karnataka thieves held in Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Temple run ends: Gang leader of Karnataka thieves held in Thane It was an end for the notorious gang allegedly involved in robbing gold and silver ornaments of the idols from the temples as the Thane crime branch arrested the gang leader and the three members involved in breaking into 13 temples at Mangalore and various parts of Karnataka. 38 year old gang leader Narsingh Raju Kamenlappa and his four other accomplice were held out of which Kamenlappa and the other three were wanted criminals in the state of Karnataka for breaking into 13 temples and decamping with gold and silver ornaments worth more than Rs 26,19,500. While the Thane Crime branch received a tip off that the gang leader along with his members was planning a major robbery at Sachin Jewellers during Ganesh visarjan keeping in mind that the police officials would be busy during the preperations. "After making the arrest we handed over their custody to the Karnataka police and we will take their custody if required as they are involved in various robberies and thefts across various states," said Parag Manere, DCP Crime Branch for Thane police department. "The gang is very notorious in various parts of Karnataka especially in Mangalore and have stolen gold and silver ornaments worth more than Rs. 26 lakhs in their jurisdiction and were termed as wanted", another crime branch official told the media. "We soon laid the trap and arrested the five persons for interrogation and we confirmed with the Karnataka police and handed them in their custody", he added.
2016-09-17Thane police official shoots self from rifle, critical in state - Daily News & Analysis
Thane police official shoots self from rifle, critical in state In a shocking incident, a Thane police department official Sagar Malunjkar allegedly tried to end his life by pulling the trigger of his Self Loading Riffle late night on Thursday. The official suffered injuries on the left side of his chest and is undergoing treatment at Platinum hospital. Malunjkar is from the 2014 batch and is posted as a guard at the Thane police headquarters. He is still unconscious as the police department is yet to take the statement to verify the incident. "We heard the loud thud of the gun being fired as we rushed out to find him lying in the pool of blood and so rushed him to the hospital", said another guard posted at the headquarter. "We are yet to verify if he tried to end his life or if the rifle was misfired as he is yet to gain consciousness", said Sukhada Narkar, PRO, Thane police department. "We will take the statement of the official as to ascertain if he was under stress and was trying to end his life so we rushed him to a private hospital for adequate treatment and would be kept under observation", Narkar added.
Thane police official shoots self from rifle, critical in state - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-16Thane: Police constable attempts suicide in midnight drama - Mid-Day
Thane: Police constable attempts suicide in midnight drama By Vinod Kumar Menon Posted 1 hour Constable Sagar Maluskar In yet another attempt of a cop trying to take his own life, a police constable attempted suicide at the guard quarters in Thane, late on Thursday night. The place where the incident took place The constable has been identified as Sagar Maluskar. He shot himself with an SLR at around 11:45 pm on Thursday. The bullet hit his shoulder. He was rushed to the Jupiter hospital in Thane. Read Story: Constable shoots self in local train His condition has been declared stable, and he is said to be out of danger now.
2016-09-16Couple found murdered in Thane - The Siasat Daily
Couple found murdered in Thane September 16, 2016 Crime and Accident Thane:A 30 year-old man and his pregnant wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house in the district, police said today. On receiving a message about a foul smell emanating from the house at Daighar village in the district, police yesterday inspected the locked premises, and found the highly decomposed bodies of the couple Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav (30) and his wife Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya Vijay Shankar Yadav (22). The bodies bore injury marks, police inspector S Patil said, adding that they have been sent for postmortem. An offence under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified killers, police said. The couple had a love marriage in April last year. Vijay Shankar was employed with a private firm, police said adding that as per preliminary reports, their relations were cordial and there was no opposition from their family members. The motive behind the murders was being probed, police said while refusing to comment when asked if honour killing was suspected. The local Shil-Daighar police are probing the case and a hunt is on for the suspected killers, they said.
Couple found murdered in Thane - The Siasat Daily
2016-09-16Police constable attempts suicide in Thane | Business Standard News - Business Standard
Police constable attempts suicide in Thane Thane (Maha) Last Updated at September 16, 2016 22:13 IST A 22-year-old police constable, who had recently joined the force, allegedly attempted suicide by firing from his gun, police said. Sagar Maluskar, who was on duty at Quarter Guard, opened fire from his SLR rifle at around 11.30 last night and got injured, a senior police officer said. The constable was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and his condition is stated to be out of danger, she said. Police have so far not registered a case in this connection.
Police constable attempts suicide in Thane | Business Standard News - Business Standard
2016-09-16UP man, pregnant wife murdered in their Thane home - Hindustan Times
UP man, pregnant wife murdered in their Thane home Arvind Walmiki, Hindustan Times, Thane Updated: Sep 17, 2016 00:18 IST A couple, who had run away from their home in Uttar Pradesh, was found murdered in their rented house in Thane on Thursday morning. The woman was nine months pregnant and her delivery date was around September 25. The police suspect the couple was murdered by known people as there was a lot of opposition to their marriage. Vijayshankar Jagmohan Yadav, 30, and his wife Sufiya alias Priya Abrar Mansoori, 22, got married in April last year. But owing to opposition from their family, they moved to Daighar village in Thane six months ago. The police found Yadav with his throat slit, while Sufiya was smothered to death. The police suspect the crime happened on the night of Bakrid. Their decomposed bodies have been sent to Thane civil hospital for post-mortem. Abhishek Trimukhe, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 1, said, The two were probably killed on Tuesday. We called up Yadav's friend, who told about their marriage and that it was not accepted by both the families. He also told us that the woman's family was supposed to come to Thane to meet her. The police suspect that more than two people were present at the spot when the crime took place. Four teams have been formed to trace the accused, said the police, who suspect that Sufiya's relatives could be involved. A case of murder has been filed at Shildaighar police station under Indian Penal Code section 302 (punishment for murder). An officer from the Thane commissionerate said: The couple lived in fear. The man disclosed his name as Yadav, while the woman was known as Priya. The neighbours told us that the couple was happy and looking forward to their child's birth. They never fought and were cordial with others. We are investigating who visited them and how their relatives got to know about their whereabouts, he said.
2016-09-16Mondelez to invest Rs 100 crore to set up global research centre in Thane - Economic Times
Mondelez to invest Rs 100 crore to set up global research centre in Thane By Neha Tyagi, ET Bureau | Sep 17, 2016, 03.13 AM IST This is Mondelez's second large investment in the country, the first being a $190 mn (about Rs 1,270 cr) investment in a greenfield plant in Andhra Pradesh. MUMBAI: Mondelez International, the maker of Cadbury chocolates and Bournvita, will invest $15 million (about Rs 100 crore) to set up a global research, development and quality hub on the outskirts of Mumbai, according to a top executive of the company. Rob Hargrove, executive vice-president for research, development & quality (RDQ) at Mondelez, said the proposed technical centre in Thane will focus on chocolates. It will be part of the American food giant's plan to invest $65 million to develop nine global RDQ locations over the next two years. Mondelez plans to have an RDQ centre in China for biscuits and one in Singapore for gum and candy. "We've a long, strong history in India and it's a priority market for us. We've had tremendous success in getting the 'best of global, best of local' formula right in India to accelerate our growth momentum in India and throughout Asia with continuous innovation," Hargrove said. This is Mondelez International's second large investment in the country, the first being a $190 million (about Rs 1,270 crore) investment in a greenfield plant in Andhra Pradesh which began operations in April this year. "For the past two years, we've been transforming and redesigning our global RDQ organisation to better support our growth ambitions and create a competitive advantage," Hargrove said. In a departure from the past, the India centre will also service global markets for the company. The centre will employ over 150 scientists, engineers and other specialists who will focus on developing technology platforms for chocolates and beverages, consumer science, packaging and cross-category productivity, the company said. "These hubs will enable improved efficiency, effectiveness and accelerated project delivery," Hargrove said.
Mondelez to invest Rs 100 crore to set up global research centre in Thane - Economic Times
2016-09-16Couple found murdered in Thane - The Indian Express
Couple found murdered in Thane By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Sep 17, 2016, 4:10 A young couple was found murdered in their home in Thane on Thursday morning after neighbours complained to police about a foul smell. The woman, police said, was several months pregnant. The deceased have been identified as Vijay Shankar Yadav (30) and Priya Yadav (22), both natives of Uttar Pradesh. The police said the couple had moved to Daighar village in Thane from UP six months ago in search of work. The police said it was an inter-faith marriage with the woman, who was originally known as Sufia Mansuri, converting after marriage. The man had been working as a labourer in a private firm while the woman was a housewife,¯ said Abhishek Trimukhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone I. A post-mortem was conducted by a panel of doctors on Friday, who found that Vijay,s throat had been slit and Priya stabbed multiple times in the stomach. The bodies were decomposed and doctors have estimated that death took place roughly 48 hours prior to the discovery, but they are yet to conclude the exact time of death, said Trimukhe.
Couple found murdered in Thane - The Indian Express
2016-09-16Couple found murdered in Thane | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
Couple found murdered in Thane By: PTI | Thane | Published:September 16, 2016 3:10 pm A 30 year-old man and his pregnant wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house in the district, police said on Friday. On receiving a message about a foul smell emanating from the house at Daighar village in the district, police on Thursday inspected the locked premises, and found the highly decomposed bodies of the couple, Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav (30) and his wife Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya Vijay Shankar Yadav (22). The bodies bore injury marks, police inspector S Patil said, adding that they have been sent for postmortem. An offence under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified killers, police said. The couple had a love marriage in April last year. Vijay Shankar was employed with a private firm, police said adding that as per preliminary reports, their relations were cordial and there was no opposition from their family members. The motive behind the murders was being probed, police said while refusing to comment when asked if honour killing was suspected. The local Shil-Daighar police are probing the case and a hunt is on for the suspected killers, they said.
Couple found murdered in Thane | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
2016-09-15Rationing officer arrested while taking bribe in Thane - News - Mid-Day
Rationing officer arrested while taking bribe in Thane By PTI Posted 16-Sep-2016 Thane: The Thane unit of anti-corruption bureau today arrested a rationing officer while allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh. He was identified as Vilas Sose (41), who is attached to Mumbai office of rationing department. Inspector Anil Honrao of Thane ACB said Sose had demanded the bribe for not taking action against a ration shop owner. ACB, after receiving complaint, laid a trap at a coffeeshop at a mall here today and nabbed Sose while taking the money. He was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Rationing officer arrested while taking bribe in Thane - News - Mid-Day
2016-09-14Malyalees make 14-foot flower rangoli at Thane station to celebrate Onam - Daily News & Analysis
Malyalees make 14-foot flower rangoli at Thane station to celebrate Onam
Malyalees make 14-foot flower rangoli at Thane station to celebrate Onam - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-14Villagers report mysterious sound in Thane - The Hindu
Villagers report mysterious sound in Thane print Residents of several villages in Murbad town in Thane district have reported a mysterious sound, similar to that caused by tremors, weeks after some in the neighbouring district of Palghar had a similar experience.Residents in Mazgaon, Kanhale, Bangalpada and Tane told officials that they have been hearing an unusual sound emanating from the ground for the last one week.Murbad Tehsildar Sarjerao Mhaske Patil, who visited these villages along with a police team, said that many residents told him that they had heard a peculiar sound on September 4 and a few more times last week. We have requested geological experts in Nagpur to conduct a survey, he said. The sound was mainly heard in the areas surrounding Padala, an earthen dam. PTI
2016-09-14Court sentences school clerk to one day in jail in Thane - Mid-Day
Court sentences school clerk to one day in jail in Thane By PTI Posted 14-Sep-2016 A local court has sentenced a staffer of a private school to 'one day in jail' after he was found guilty in a 2010 case pertaining to SC/ST Atrocities Act. District and Special Judge V V Bambarde recently sentenced Lalchandra Chaube (28) to one day in jail, though he was later asked only to remain present in the courtroom till evening. A fine of Rs 5,000 was also imposed on him. According to prosecution, the accused worked as a clerk at Pandurang Vidyalala in Kalwa. The incident took place on June 23, 2010. While salary was being distributed by Chaube, few teachers enquired about their pending salaries, to which he chided and hurled abuses at them and made derogatory remarks on their caste. Later, a case was lodged against him under relevant sections of Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by one of the teachers belonging to SC/ST community. Defence counsel G B Chavan in his submission told the court that there was a delay in lodging the complaint with the police. The judge, while deciding to award lesser quantum of punishment, observed that though there was a delay on part of the complainant due to reasons like fear of losing job, the accused has promised to maintain cordial relations with the teacher in the school and also has family liabilities. "Since, the accused is related to management and his advocate submitted that cordial relations will be maintained in the school, I find that lesser punishment than six months shall be imposed for harmony and peace in the institution," the court observed.
2016-09-14Thane: School clerk sent to 1 day in jail for remarks on teachers' caste - Deccan Chronicle
Thane: School clerk sent to 1 day in jail for remarks on teachers' caste PTI Published Sep 14, 2016, 1:50 pm IST Updated Sep 14, 2016, 2:08 pm IST The man is accused of chiding and hurling abuses at teachers and making derogatory remarks on their caste. A fine of Rs 5,000 was also imposed on the accused. Thane: A local court has sentenced a staffer of a private school to one day in jail after he was found guilty in a 2010 case pertaining to SC/ST Atrocities Act. District and Special Judge V V Bambarde recently sentenced Lalchandra Chaube (28) to one day in jail, though he was later asked only to remain present in the courtroom till evening. A fine of Rs 5,000 was also imposed on him. According to prosecution, the accused worked as a clerk at Pandurang Vidyalala in Kalwa here. The incident took place on June 23, 2010. While salary was being distributed by Chaube, few teachers enquired about their pending salaries, to which he chided and hurled abuses at them and made derogatory remarks on their caste. Later, a case was lodged against him under relevant sections of Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by one of the teachers belonging to SC/ST community. Defence counsel G B Chavan in his submission told the court that there was a delay in lodging the complaint with the police. The judge, while deciding to award lesser quantum of punishment, observed that though there was a delay on part of the complainant due to reasons like fear of losing job, the accused has promised to maintain cordial relations with the teacher in the school and also has family liabilities. Since, the accused is related to management and his advocate submitted that cordial relations will be maintained in the school, I find that lesser punishment than six months shall be imposed for harmony and peace in the institution, the court observed.
Thane: School clerk sent to 1 day in jail for remarks on teachers
2016-09-13Thane police arrest thief who stole purses and phones of women shoppers - Daily News & Analysis
Thane police arrest thief who stole purses and phones of women shoppers Senior police officers show CCTV footage of the accused (inset) executing his crime as also mobile phones and ATM cards recovered from him. The accused used to steal mobile phones and valuables from women's handbags at malls. (dna - Vibhav Birwatkar)
Thane police arrest thief who stole purses and phones of women shoppers - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-13People report hearing mysterious 'tremor-like' sound in Thane ... - Business Standard
People report hearing mysterious 'tremor-like' sound in Thane Thane Last Updated at September 13, 2016 17:42 IST Residents of several villages in Murbad town here have reported hearing a mysterious "tremor- like" sound, weeks after some people in neighbouring Palghar district had a similar experience. People in Mazgaon, Kanhale, Bangalpada, Tane villages have told the district authorities that they have been hearing an "unusual" sound emanating from the ground for the last one week. Murbad Tehsildar Sarjerao Mhaske Patil said he along with a local police team visited the villages on receiving information in this regard. Patil said many villagers told him they heard a "peculiar" sound on September 4 and a few times again last week. "We have written to geological experts in Nagpur and sought their help. We have requested to them conduct a survey," he said. The sound was mainly heard in the area surrounding Padala, an earthen dam in the taluka.
2016-09-13Thane teen becomes international master in chess - Times of India
Thane teen becomes international master in chess B B Nayak | TNN | Sep 14, 2016, 01.28 AM IST THANE: Thane's Nubairshah Shaikh (18) has become the International Master (IM) in chess while playing at the 23rd Abu Dhabi International GM Opens Masters Chess Tournament. He has surpassed the 2,400 FIDE ELO rating and accomplished all three IM norms. He has accrued 2,415 ELO ratings, a rare distinction in the field of chess which is achieved by a few active players across the country. Shaikh cleared his third and final IM norm at the Abu Dhabi event recently. "This title is one of the important milestones in the game of 64-square and I had to wait for over five years to clear the hurdles since I surpassed the first norm for IM. It was a much-awaited title," said Shaikh. The Abu Dhabi show was organized by UAE Chess Federation where over 137 players from 32 countries, including 47 Grand Masters, 41 International Masters and 14 FIDE Masters (102 titled players) were in the fray to improve their ratings. Shaikh was 62nd seeded before the start of the event.
Thane teen becomes international master in chess - Times of India
2016-09-1313 traffic islands in Thane city get a new look - Times of India - Times of India
13 traffic islands in Thane city get a new look Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Sep 14, 2016, 01.26 AM IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation is all set to beautify the lake city and has recently taken up the initiative to beautify the major traffic isalnds in the city. In the first phase of the project, nearly 13 traffic islands have been beautified and will be unveiled for public today. The beautifification of these islands have been outsourced and will be done in private partnership. The project is a part of the 50 traffic island beautification project across the city. Some of the traffic islands which have been beautified and will be unveiled for public today are at Kalwa chowk, Mulund Check Naka, Court Naka, Harinivas, Khewra Circle, Tikuji-ni-wadi, Kopri Bridge, Devdaya Nagar, Vasant Vihar Chowk amongst others. Few of the islands have been renovated based on the neighborhood area where it is located so that the concept doesn't look jarring. For example, the island at the court naka has a massive gavel keeping in mind the presence of the court in the vicinity. A civic official says a contractor has been appointed who will look after the maintenance of the islands for next ten years. The contractor will be commercially allowed to exploit the space along the island in lieu of the work he undertakes. In addition, the work on beautification of the SATIS bridge and deck will also be flagged off wherein the entire space will be developed making it commuter friendly. Activists have however expressed concern at this possible commercial exploitation by the contractor in the name of development. "It seems the value of the development and maintenance of the islands isn't in synchrony with the benefits of the commercial exploitation of the space. There should be an analysis on the expenditute and possible income generated by the contractor to make it seen fair. The administration seems to be unduly benefiting the concerned contractor which is incorrect," said a civic activist.
2016-09-1313 traffic islands in Thane city get a new look - Times of India
13 traffic islands in Thane city get a new look Sep 14, 2016, 01.26 AM IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation is all set to beautify the lake city and has recently taken up the initiative to beautify the major traffic isalnds in the city. In the first phase of the project, nearly 13 traffic islands have been beautified and will be unveiled for public today. The beautifification of these islands have been outsourced and will be done in private partnership. The project is a part of the 50 traffic island beautification project across the city. Some of the traffic islands which have been beautified and will be unveiled for public today are at Kalwa chowk, Mulund Check Naka, Court Naka, Harinivas, Khewra Circle, Tikuji-ni-wadi, Kopri Bridge, Devdaya Nagar, Vasant Vihar Chowk amongst others. Few of the islands have been renovated based on the neighborhood area where it is located so that the concept doesn't look jarring. For example, the island at the court naka has a massive gavel keeping in mind the presence of the court in the vicinity. A civic official says a contractor has been appointed who will look after the maintenance of the islands for next ten years. The contractor will be commercially allowed to exploit the space along the island in lieu of the work he undertakes. In addition, the work on beautification of the SATIS bridge and deck will also be flagged off wherein the entire space will be developed making it commuter friendly. Activists have however expressed concern at this possible commercial exploitation by the contractor in the name of development. "It seems the value of the development and maintenance of the islands isn't in synchrony with the benefits of the commercial exploitation of the space. There should be an analysis on the expenditute and possible income generated by the contractor to make it seen fair. The administration seems to be unduly benefiting the concerned contractor which is incorrect," said a civic activist.
2016-09-13Thane teen becomes international master in chess - Times of India
Thane teen becomes international master in chess B B Nayak | TNN | Sep 14, 2016, 01.28 AM IST THANE: Thane's Nubairshah Shaikh (18) has become the International Master (IM) in chess while playing at the 23rd Abu Dhabi International GM Opens Masters Chess Tournament. He has surpassed the 2,400 FIDE ELO rating and accomplished all three IM norms. He has accrued 2,415 ELO ratings, a rare distinction in the field of chess which is achieved by a few active players across the country. Shaikh cleared his third and final IM norm at the Abu Dhabi event recently. "This title is one of the important milestones in the game of 64-square and I had to wait for over five years to clear the hurdles since I surpassed the first norm for IM. It was a much-awaited title," said Shaikh. The Abu Dhabi show was organized by UAE Chess Federation where over 137 players from 32 countries, including 47 Grand Masters, 41 International Masters and 14 FIDE Masters (102 titled players) were in the fray to improve their ratings. Shaikh was 62nd seeded before the start of the event.
Thane teen becomes international master in chess - Times of India
2016-09-12Noise limit broken on Gauri Visarjan in city and Thane - The Hindu
Noise limit broken on Gauri Visarjan in city and Thane Special Correspondent Noise limits near silence zones were breached on Saturday night during Gauri Visarjan, according to anti-noise activists who recorded levels in Mumbai and Thane. Sumaira Abdulali of Awaaz Foundation and Dr. Mahesh Bedekar have written to Mumbai Commissioner of Police Dattatray Padsalgikar and Thane Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh pointing out that decibel limits were broken at various places on Saturday night. Violations included use of noise-making instruments in silence zones such as Nair Hospital, even with the police present. Use of metal plates produced the most noise, always exceeding 110 decibels (dB), while plastic membrane drums produced over 100 dB of noise, the duo said in their letter. The highest noise level was at a political party booth. Complaints to policemen on the road and the Police Control Room met with unsatisfactory responses and no action, the letter stated.
Noise limit broken on Gauri Visarjan in city and Thane - The Hindu
2016-09-1265-Year-Old Man Dead After Couple Attacked In Thane - NDTV
65-Year-Old Man Dead After Couple Attacked In Thane Cities | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 12, 2016 15:02 IST Thane: A 65-year-old man was today brutally killed and his wife severely wounded when some unidentified assailants attacked the couple who were sleeping in a shed near their house in Kalyan in Thane, police said today. According Police PRO Sukhada Narkar, the incident took place in the early hours around 3.15 am in Beturkar Pada, they said. The duo-Lahu Narayan Beturkar and his wife Jayanai Lahu Beturkar, 58, was fast asleep when some assailants attacked the old man with a sickle inflicting several wounds on his head and chest killing him instantly, police said. The attackers did not spare his wife and also attacked her with the same sickle on her face and other body parts, leaving her seriously injured. The woman was admitted to a local hospital later. The Bazarpeth Police has registered an offence under sections 302, 307 of the IPC and Section 4 and 25 of the Arms Act, police said. The couple own a local chawl and the motive behind the murder is still not known, police added.
65-Year-Old Man Dead After Couple Attacked In Thane - NDTV
2016-09-12Police constable attacked in Thane during Ganesh idol immersion ... - Firstpost
Police constable attacked in Thane during Ganesh idol immersion procession, one arrested PTI Sep 12, 2016 12:02 IST Thane: A youth from powerloom town of Bhiwandi in Thane was arrested for allegedly attacking a police constable on duty and injuring him during Lord Ganesh idol immersion procession, police said on Monday.Representational image. AFPThe incident occurred on Sunday after two policemen who were controlling the crowd intervened when two groups of revellers came to blows at Kamathghar locality.About half a dozen of them tried to manhandle the two constables who made an unsuccessful attempt to pacify them. Constable Dilwar J Wasave (30) was badly injured after revellers beat him up following which he was rushed to a hospital, police said. Immediately police arrested the accused identified as Avinash Suresh Patil, 23 and search is on for others. The accused have been booked under section 353 of the IPC and police is carrying out further probe into the case, police added.
Police constable attacked in Thane during Ganesh idol immersion ... - Firstpost
2016-09-12Thane cop saved by his brave pet dog in brawl - News - Mid-Day - Mid-Day
Thane cop saved by his brave pet dog in brawl By Faisal Tandel Posted 12-Sep-2016 Constable Uttam Adsul (49), attached with the Thane Commissionerate, was attacked by his neighbour with an iron rod in his off-duty hours on Saturday. The Khadakpada police have registered a case and say that the constable was on a walk when the accused incidentally hit him on the shoulder, after which both men assaulted each other. The incident took place at around 5.30 pm, when Adsul was out on a walk with his pet dog outside his home. I was walking when the accused Sachin Thorat started hitting me with an iron rod. I fell and my pet dog barked and attacked him, so he fled," said Adsul. Uttam who was hit with the rod on his head and back had to get five stitches. "The Khadakpada police, instead of registering an attempt to murder case have registered a case under Section 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), which is not reliable, said Adsul's son Shrenik. "We registered a case on Saturday night and found that the accused, while walking brushed his shoulder against Uttam. Both of them hit each other and it was a personal matter, said Gulabrao Gore, senior police inspector, Khadakpada police station.
Thane cop saved by his brave pet dog in brawl - News - Mid-Day - Mid-Day
2016-09-12Thane, Aurangabad, Nanded units explain low conviction rates - Hindustan Times
Thane, Aurangabad, Nanded units explain low conviction rates Jayprakash S Naidu, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2016 00:23 IST The Thane, Aurangabad and Nanded ranges of the state's anti-corruption bureau (ACB) replied to a Right to Information query, submitted by Hindustan Times, on the major reasons for their poor conviction rates, but no such reply was forthcoming from the Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Amravati ranges, which said they haven’t kept any such records. The Aurangabad ACB range recorded highest conviction rates in 2015 (30%) and 2016 (34%), while the Mumbai ACB recorded the lowest 7% in 2015 and 3% this year. In trap cases in which suspects are set up and then caught red-handed accepting bribes, one reason for low conviction rates is that complainants sometimes give one statement to the ACB at the time of filing the first information report and another in court. Another reason is that the ACB sometimes fails to prove in court that the accused had demanded a bribe in the first place. The Nanded ACB gave four more reasons why many cases end in acquittals: the complainant, witness and panch forget the incident as cases remain pending for several years; the complainant loses interest in the case; the complainant turns hostile; and in cases involving government officials, sanction for their prosecution is not obtained properly from the concerned authority. As for acquittals in cases of criminal misconduct by public servants, officials said the ACB and prosecution lawyers are often unable to prove that the suspects misused their position to commit the crime. In many bribery cases in which traps were not laid, the accused were acquitted as the prosecution failed to prove the case, the complainant could not clearly state his allegation, or because there were issues with witnesses. In many disproportionate assets cases, ACB officials have been unable to prove that the assets were acquired illegally, or have made errors in calculating the sums of money involved.
Thane, Aurangabad, Nanded units explain low conviction rates - Hindustan Times
2016-09-12Police constable attacked in Thane; one arrested - Times of India - Times of India
Police constable attacked in Thane; one arrested PTI | Sep 12, 2016, 12.13 PM IST THANE: A youth from powerloom town of Bhiwandi here was arrested for allegedly attacking a police constable on duty and injuring him during Lord Ganesha idol immersion procession, police said today. The incident occurred yesterday after two policemen who were controlling the crowd intervened when two groups of revellers came to blows at Kamathghar locality. About half a dozen of them tried to manhandle the two constables who made an unsuccessful attempt to pacify them. Constable Dilwar J Wasave (30) was badly injured after revellers beat him up following which he was rushed to a hospital, police said. Immediately police arrested the accused identified as Avinash Suresh Patil, 23 and search is on for others. The accused have been booked under section 353 of the IPC and police is carrying out further probe into the case, police added.
Police constable attacked in Thane; one arrested - Times of India - Times of India
2016-09-12Party raided at Chakan farmhouse; Mumbai and Thane ... - Times of India
Party raided at Chakan farmhouse; Mumbai and Thane businessmen and bar girls among 10 held Police raided a farmhouse at Karanjvihir village besides the backwaters of Chaskaman dam near Chakan where a Pune-based industrialist and his friends, all businessmen from Thane, Delhi, Haryana, and Mumbai, were partying. TNN | Sep 13, 2016, 01.17 AM IST PUNE: Police raided a farmhouse at Karanjvihir village besides the backwaters of Chaskaman dam near Chakan where a Pune-based industrialist and his friends, all businessmen from Thane, Delhi, Haryana, and Mumbai, were partying at 1.30am on Sunday. The Chakan police arrested all the 10 people six businessmen and four dance bar girls who were at the party and were drunk. The farmhouse is located about 70 km from Pune. The bar girls had been hired from Thane. The accused have been booked under Section 294 (obscene acts or words in public) of the Indian Penal Code. Villagers alerted the police about the party as the loud music was disturbing them. Additional superintendent of police, Pune rural, Rajkumar Shinde said the farmhouse is on the banks of the dam across the Bhima river and is isolated. The accused were produced before a local court and were released on bail on Sunday. Similar cases have been earlier reported on farmhouses near Pune and Chakan. In July 2015, the Hinjewadi police detained 60 students of a private management college after raiding an open-air party at a farmhouse in Nere village. Police released the students after obtaining apology letters from them. Residents had called the police to complain about the youngsters playing loud music at the farmhouse. Police had recovered bottles of foreign liquor and beer worth about Rs 6,400.
2016-09-11Thane: Ganesh Mandal sews pandal - Daily News & Analysis
Thane: Ganesh Mandal sews pandal Shivgarjana Ganeshotsav Mandal in Thane decorated their pandal using tailoring materials (dna - Vibhav Birwatkar)
Thane: Ganesh Mandal sews pandal - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-11Thane: 13 booked for beating up Nashik couple, molesting woman at toll both - Firstpost
Thane: 13 booked for beating up Nashik couple, molesting woman at toll both PTI Sep 11, 2016 13:20 IST Thane: Nearly 13 employees of a toll booth in the district have been booked for allegedly beating up a couple from Nashik and molesting the woman, police said.The 36-year-old woman and her husband, aged around 40, were travelling to Mumbai on 7 September when they stopped at a toll booth in Padgha village on Mumbai-Nashik highway of the district and paid the toll. However, the toll collector allegedly kept delaying the issue of receipt to them, Padgha police sub-inspector PN Chowdhari said. When the car driver asked him repeatedly for the receipt, the toll collector got annoyed and he along with other workers present there allegedly beat up the couple. They also allegedly molested the woman and her dress got torn in the melee, the SI said. The toll booth employees also threatened the couple with dire consequences if they were seen again in the area, he said quoting the complaint filed by the woman on 9 September. Based on the complaint, offences were registered against 13 persons under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 and 506 (criminal intimidation), he said. Investigation is on in the matter, police said, adding that no arrest has been made so far. The toll booth is managed by a well-known contractor.
Thane: 13 booked for beating up Nashik couple, molesting woman at toll both - Firstpost
2016-09-11Desalination plant in Thane may soon become reality - Hindustan Times
Desalination plant in Thane may soon become reality Faisal Malik, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Updated: Sep 11, 2016 23:42 IST Wait for desalination project, which will play crucial role in ending water woes of Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), may get over soon. The state government has decided to set up its first desalination plant on pilot-basis in Thane, for which the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has working on detail project report (DPR) with the help of Pune University. Maharashtra, including Mumbai, has been facing water crisis for the last several years. Besides 4,982 villages, most of them from Marathwada region, cities like Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan, were also facing acute water shortage until June this year. Even Mumbai faced 20% water cut for almost a year i.e. from August 2015 to June 2016. To end water woes in MMR, including Mumbai, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis declared hat the state is keen to set up desalination plant for treating seawater so that it can be used for drinking and other purposes. This pilot project will be based on reverse osmosis technology, commonly referred to as RO, which is a water purification process that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from the water. The capacity of the project would be 20MLD (million litres per day), the sources said. When contacted Sunil Chavan, additional municipal commissioner TMC, confirmed that they will be soon coming out with the DPR. As we have no expertise in this field, we requested Pune University to help us in preparing DPR and they happily agreed. Their experts would soon be visiting locations that were identified for the project, Chavan told HT. He refused to divulge further details of the project saying that the project currently is at a very initial stage. Significantly, desalination process makes the water very expensive as well. According to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official, desalinated water will cost around Rs 70 for 1,000 litres whereas the civic body supplies the same amount of water at the cost of around Rs 4.50 for residential purpose. This was the reason that earlier state government had put their plans for setting up desalination plants on the back burner. In 2012, the then chief miister Prithviraj Chavan had shelved the idea citing high rates. MMR region comprises eight municipal corporations Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, and Vasai-Virar.
Desalination plant in Thane may soon become reality - Hindustan Times
2016-09-1130 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon | Business ... - Business Standard
30 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon A total of 40 villages in six talukas of Thane were affected on account of heavy rains Thane Last Updated at September 11, 2016 13:24 IST As many as 30 people have lost their lives and four others were still missing from the district in various mishaps during this monsoon season. The number of deceased include those killed in two major building collapses in powerloom town of Bhiwandi, according to an official release issued today by the district administration. It also mentioned that this monsoon season, the district received 2,262.71 mm rain so far. A total of 40 villages in six talukas of Thane were affected on account of heavy rains, it said. Taluka-wise, Bhiwandi reported 19 deaths, Ambernath-6, Kalyan-3 and one each was reported in Sahapur and Thane, the release said. Besides, around 33 persons were injured in rain-related mishaps while nearly 110 houses got damaged, including 13 completely, during this monsoon, the release said.
30 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon | Business ... - Business Standard
2016-09-11Thane: Man lynched for theft bid, three arrested | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
Thane: Man lynched for theft bid, three arrested Thane lynching: The owner of the house caught the deceased while he was trying to steal, pinned him down and raised an alarm, following which the neighbours came to the site and severely thrashed him. By: PTI Thane Published:Sep 11, 2016, 23:39 A 28-year-old man was allegedly lynched by an irate mob after he was caught trying to steal from a residential locality in Bhiwandi town in the district in the wee hours on Sunday. Police have arrested three persons in this connection. Around 4.30 AM today, the deceased identified as Mehamud Abdul Hamid Hashami, a resident of Dongarpada, entered the residence of one Mazarali Rashid Ansari (57) and was about to steal his mobile phone and cash, inspector Dhanaji Kshirsagar of Bhiwandi taluka police station said. However, the owner of the house caught Mehamud, pinned him down and raised an alarm, following which the neighbours came to the site and severely thrashed him, he said. Mehamud was beaten up with iron rods, bamboos and other blunt objects. They also reportedly put chilli powder in his private parts. Due to severe beating, the youth died on the spot, after which the mob dumped his body near Ansari's house, police said. The police recovered the body from the spot and sent it for post-mortem to the government hospital. After the widow of the victim identified the attackers, the police arrested three persons and booked them and several others under various sections of IPC. Police are looking for other eight accused and further investigation is on.
Thane: Man lynched for theft bid, three arrested | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
2016-09-11Couple Beaten Up, Woman Allegedly Molested At Toll Both In Thane; 13 Booked - NDTV
Couple Beaten Up, Woman Allegedly Molested At Toll Both In Thane; 13 Booked All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 11, 2016 22:36 IST Thane: Nearly 13 employees of a toll booth in Thane have been booked for allegedly beating up a couple from Nashik and molesting the woman, police said.The 36-year-old woman and her husband, 40, were travelling to Mumbai on September 7, when they stopped at a toll booth in Padgha village on Mumbai-Nashik highway of the district and paid the toll. However, the toll collector allegedly kept delaying the issue of receipt to them, Padgha police sub-inspector PN Chowdhari said. When the car driver asked him repeatedly for the receipt, the toll collector got annoyed and he along with other workers present there allegedly beat up the couple. They also allegedly molested the woman and her dress got torn in the ruckus, the sub-inspector said. The toll booth employees also threatened the couple with dire consequences if they were seen again in the area, he said quoting the complaint filed by the woman on September 9. Based on the complaint, offences were registered against 13 persons under Indian Penal Code, he said. Investigation is on in the matter, police said, adding that no arrest has been made so far. The toll booth is managed by a well-known contractor.
Couple Beaten Up, Woman Allegedly Molested At Toll Both In Thane; 13 Booked - NDTV
2016-09-11Bohras in Thane celebrate Bakri Eid with prayers, charity & feast ... - Times of India
Bohras in Thane celebrate Bakri Eid with prayers, charity & feast Freny Fernandes | TNN | Sep 12, 2016, 01.15 AM IST THANE: Prayers, charity and feasting marked the celebration of Bakri Eid for the Bohra Muslim community in Thane on Sunday. Dressed in their festive best, men, women and children of the community began their celebration with early morning prayers at the mosque, followed by the slaughtering of the sacrificial goat after which they spent the entire day visiting friends and relatives and feasting. Alaika Chashmawala (42), a Rabodi resident, said, "We believe that this was the day when prophet Ibraham was about to sacrifice his son on the bidding of Allah, who later replaced the boy with a goat as he was touched by his level of devotion to God. We sacrifice the goat that we take care of for a while before slaughtering to experience the pain Ibrahim went through while he was going to sacrifice his son." "We offered namaaz at 6am and then had the ritual of sacrificing the goat. The rest of the day was a joyous occasion where we celebrated the blessings we have been given just like Ibrahim was granted the life of his son," she added. Another major part of the festivities revolves around sharing meals or giving away a part of savings to the economically-challenged. "Usually each family is supposed to kill one goat which we then feast upon. As ours is a small family, we give away the rest of the food to the poor," said Insiya Thanewala, another resident. Bohras in Thane celebrate Bakri Eid with prayers, charity & feast.
2016-09-1130 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon - India.com
30 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon By Press Trust of India on September 11, 2016 at 2:22 PM Thane, Sep 11, As many as 30 people have lost their lives and four others were still missing from the district in various mishaps during this monsoon season. The number of deceased include those killed in two major building collapses in powerloom town of Bhiwandi, according to an official release issued today by the district administration. It also mentioned that this monsoon season, the district received 2,262.71 mm rain so far. A total of 40 villages in six talukas of Thane were affected on account of heavy rains, it said. Taluka-wise, Bhiwandi reported 19 deaths, Ambernath-6, Kalyan-3 and one each was reported in Sahapur and Thane, the release said. Besides, around 33 persons were injured in rain-related mishaps while nearly 110 houses got damaged, including 13 completely, during this monsoon, the release said.
30 killed in rain-related mishaps in Thane this monsoon - India.com
2016-09-10Dying young: Youth account for 35% suicides in Thane in '15 ... - Times of India
Dying young: Youth account for 35% suicides in Thane in 15 Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Sep 11, 2016, 01.25 AM IST THANE: The statistics of suicide cases compiled by the Thane police revealed that 35 per cent of suicides registered last year were committed by youngsters between the age group of 19 and 30 years. "Suicides could easily be the main cause of death among the youths in Thane. Of the total 563 people who committed suicide in 2015, the highest 202 cases were in the age group of 19-30 years, which is a matter of big concern. The youth today has to cope up with changes and brace for new realities of life. It is possible that they are experiencing turbulent times and the need of the hour is a reassurance from family and friends. However, in most cases the social circle is judgemental and youngsters do not share their concerns with them and prefer to harm themselves,'' said Dr Shailesh Umate, psychiatrist at the Institute for Psychological Health. As many as 31 per cent of suicide victims fell between the age group of 31 and 45 years. A total of 179 persons in this middle age group lacked the emotional resilience to stand up and face the challenges and chose to end their lives. "In almost all the cases of suicides, one fact that is emerging out strong and loud is that a majority of 49 per cent cases the cause is directly related to troubles in the family. Of the 563 suicide incidents, 275 persons had buckled to pressure and taken the extreme step due to issues in the family, which they believed were beyond any solution," added a police official. Broken homes and marital discords are a cause of depression among a majority of the people who are unable to deal with the emotional stress and instead prefer to take the extreme step. The statistics also point out that of the total 563 suicide deaths in 2015, 68 per cent were males while the number of women who resorted to self-harm was way too less. Experts said that one of the reasons for this is because men tend to keep their worries to themselves and are reluctant to share their emotions, whereas women express their emotions. "Women are more tolerant than men, they tend to adjust and adapt to things and their surroundings. On the other hand, men are clear and focused about what they want and stick to it. If they don't get it they get upset about it but they usually do not adjust," said Madhavi Kulkarni, counsellor at the Institute for Psychological Health. Experts also said that even though men have the highest rate of committing suicide, the attempts made by women are more as they tend to do it to either hurt themselves or get attention, but the injuries are such that they don't cause death. Psychiatrists from the city said the need of the hour is to focus on improving the mental health system besides ensuring stronger social ties in the family.
2016-09-105 murder accused want transfer to Thane prison - Mid-Day
5 murder accused want transfer to Thane prison By Faisal Tandel Posted 3 hours Five accused, arrested in the murder of Navi Mumbai realtor Sunil Lahoria, who are in Taloja jail, have written an application, demanding to be transferred to Thane Central Jail, instead. The five Venkatesh Shettiar, Wajid Qureshi, former encounter specialist Emmanuel Amolik, Kailash Ghumane and Francis Chawri wrote the letter on August 23 to Taloja jail superintendent, higher jail authorities and the court. The reasons stated were that Taloja does not have enough personnel to escort them to court, delaying hearing, and relatives cannot make the long trek to meet them. Jail officials trashed the inmates claims, saying they want a transfer only to enjoy a good life inside Thane jail, which was until recently under superintendent Hiralal Jadhav. He was suspended last week in a sexual assault case. Their dreams of a transfer were shattered following Jadhav's suspension. mid-day had reported in May about Jadhav giving inmates five-star treatment. The letter sent by a whistleblower to the CM said Jadhav took a bribe of R10 lakh from Suresh Bijlani, accused of murdering Lahoria, when he was out on bail for his son's wedding. When Bijlani returned, he allegedly began paying Jadhav Rs 5 lakh a month. Gangster Vishwanath Maranna Shetty paid Rs 3 lakh, and Anurag Garg, another accused in the Lahoria murder, Rs 25 lakh. On Tuesday, Bijlani was transferred to Arthur Road jail following mid-day's report that he was having good time under Jadhav's protection.
5 murder accused want transfer to Thane prison - Mid-Day
2016-09-10Thane: Woman lawyer arrested for fabricating court, police records ... - The Indian Express
Thane: Woman lawyer arrested for fabricating court, By: PTI Thane Published:Sep 10, 2016, 13:52 The accused also presented a fake policeman in the court for the submission of the purported verification report of the police station. A city-based woman lawyer has been arrested on charges of fabricating court and police records for securing the release of two arrested accused in a forgery case, police said on Saturday. Thane Police had earlier booked six persons including theĀ lawyer Rekha Potnis (45) in connection with the fabrication case before arresting all of them. The alleged accused including the lawyer had been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) 34 of IPC. According to police, the lawyer was involved in the racket of fabricating legal papers and getting arrested accused released on bail from a magistrate court in Thane. Potnis facilitated the release of two accused Mohammad Shaikh (47) from Mira Road and Bashir Mulla (62) from Latur, who were arrested by Srinagar Police here for cheating and forgery in May last year. A local magistrate in his order had directed the Srinagar police station to verify the guarantor's identity paper. But Potnis got this order from court and instead of giving it to the police station gave it to an agent, Umesh Kamdi, who forged the document and secured the release of the duo. Kamdi and Shaikh are now under arrest in this fresh case and the investigation is underway. The racket came to light when a constable attached to the court was updating and verifying the records and found that the accused have been released on bail (in the forgery case) even when the police station had not verified the credentials of the guarantors, police said. The court constable found that all the docments pertaining to their release were fabricated including the letter from the police station, signature of the police officer, stamps, and also outward number of the police station. The accused also presented a fake policeman in the court for the submission of the purported verification report of the police station, Police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. Thane Police are now probing if the gang had indulged in similar rackets earlier, the officer said.
Thane: Woman lawyer arrested for fabricating court, police records ... - The Indian Express
2016-09-10Mamta Kulkarni claims Thane cops have framed her - Mid-Day
Mamta Kulkarni claims Thane cops have framed her By Faisal Tandel Posted 10-Sep-2016 Mamta Kulkarni Former Bollywood actress Mamta Kulkarni, who is allegedly involved in and is one of the accused in the Rs 2,000-cr drug haul case, claimed she is innocent and has been framed by the Thane police, in a video conference call from Kenya. In the call at a five star in Bandra, Kulkarni said, "Being a yogini, I had given up everything and I don't have desire for anything. Due to some pressure, Thane police are hell bent on implicating me without any evidence." Advocate Majeed Memon said the Thane police have created a highly exaggerated figure of Rs 2,000-crore drug haul without any basis, substance or material on record. Param Bir Singh, Commissioner of Police, Thane said, "We are strictly going through the procedure and are relying on evidence."
Mamta Kulkarni claims Thane cops have framed her - Mid-Day
2016-09-10Thane Academy shuttler Eshan Naqvi finding his old form again - Times of India
Thane Academy shuttler Eshan Naqvi finding his old form again Suhas Nayse | TNN | Sep 10, 2016, 04.53 PM IST NAGPUR: Form is temporary, class is permanent. This old adage suits perfectly to Eshan Naqvi. The experienced campaigner from Thane went through several ups and downs in his career but more often than not he has bounced back well after the setback. Plagued by injuries in the last 3-4 years, Eshan could not achieve much as he was expecting. However, the gutsy shuttler seems to have found his old form once again as he has dominated the men's doubles section in the Maharashtra senior state badminton tournament this season. At the State Championship in Aurangabad last month, the men's doubles title was annexed by Eshan Naqvi of Thane and Varun Khanwalkar of Pune. The duo of Eshan and Varun quelled the spirited challenge from Sameer Bhagwat-Sudhanshu Medshikar of Pune 21-18, 25-23 in the summit clash.Earlier in the semis, Eshan-Varun ousted Nashik pair Vinayak Dandawate and Nihar Kelkar 21-18, 21-12 quite easily. Continuing from where they had left at Aurangabad, the duo of Eshan and Varun excelled at the next state tournament held at the Goregaon Sports Club, Mumbai. They reached the final and it looked that they will win back-to-back titles. However, Mumbai Suburban's Abhidnya Sawant and Prasad Shetty shattered their dream of completing the 'doubles double'. A title and runners-up position in successive tournaments have taken their points tally to seven and it looked the pair of Eshan and Varun will secure a berth in the Maharashtra squad for the forthcoming West Zone and Senior Nationals. "We are confident that we will get a spot in the state squad on the basis of our performance at Aurangabad and Goregaon. As far as All India ranking tournaments are concerned we will take a call soon whether to participate in all the tournaments or not," said Eshan. A Shiv Chhatrapati Award winner, Eshan gave the entire credit of his success to his coach Shrikant Vad. "Whatever I have achieved and what I am today is only because of Vad Sir. I have been training under him at the Thane Academy for nearly a decade now. He is my mentor," said Eshan.
2016-09-09Thane - Responsibilities Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson ... - HotNewHipHop
Thane - Responsibilities Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson .Paak September 09, 2016 16:42 Anderson .Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid reunite on "Responsibilities." Track #3 on Anderson .Paak's modern masterpiece Malibu is of the most grooving and soulful songs of the year, "The Waters," produced by Madlib and featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Today, .Paak and BJ reunite on "Responsibilities," a new track from upstart Milwaukee producer Thane. A driving bluesy number with an ill trombone, "Responsibilities" is very much in the spirit of "The Waters." It's the highlight of Thane's new 12-track album Topia, which also scored an additional feature from Mick Jenkins. Listen to "Responsibilities." If you're feeling it, check out Topia by way of Thane's SoundCloud. Help him get to three digit followers! Quotable Lyrics Puffy said it's all about the Benjamins I'm good at making money but I'm wayyyy better at spending it (yes lawd!) The heartache is killing me, I drink enough to numb the feeling You know I'm chasing pennies Mama said I need to see the bigger vision But I'm broke, Mama, I can't pay attention
Thane - Responsibilities Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson ... - HotNewHipHop
2016-09-09Mukand invites bids for 55 acres land in Thane: Sources - Moneycontrol.com
Mukand invites bids for 55 acres land in Thane: Sources Mukand has invited bids for its 55 acres of land in Thane in an attempt to bring down debt. Mukand has invited bids for its 55 acres of land in Thane (Mumbai district) in an attempt to bring down debt. The debt currently stands at around Rs 2400 crore, reports CNBC-TV18's Kevin Lee quoting sources. The total value of the land is estimated between Rs 450-550 crore. The company had already sold 5 acres of Thane land to Vodafone in 2010 for a value of Rs 42 crore. The Thane land has been on a long-term lease from MIDC is Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and these land parcels cannot be used for residential purposes.
Mukand invites bids for 55 acres land in Thane: Sources - Moneycontrol.com
2016-09-09Thane: GRP books four cops who raped woman inside RPF Chowky - Mid-Day
Thane: GRP books four cops who raped woman inside RPF Chowky in Diva By Vijay Kumar Yadav Posted 09-Sep-2016 After a mid-day report on Wednesday on how four of its personnel raped a 23-year-old in a Diva chowky, the RPF top brass on Thursday suspended three of them. One accused has not been identified by RPF yet. The GRP also acted on mid-day's report and on Thursday registered an FIR (mid-day has a copy) in the matter. RPF hawaldars PK Singh and BK Singh, and constable Mahendra Singh Bhagel, were suspended on Thursday. Senior Divisional Security Commissioner (Mumbai), Sachin Bhalode told mid-day, Apart from suspending them, a preliminary enquiry has also been initiated against them. RPF is yet to determine the identify of Deepak Rathod, another accused. All the four accused have been booked by Thane GRP under Sections 376 (2) C (sexual intercourse by person in authority), 376D (gangrape), 328 (Causing hurt by means of poison) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code. As the Diva RPF chowky falls under the jurisdiction of Mumbra police, GRP transferred the case to Mumbra police. Read Story: Thane Crime: Woman gang-raped inside RPF chowky in Diva As per FIR, the woman was victimised in January this year. But as the RPF men allegedly continued to torture her for months after that, threatening to defame her if she complained about them, she finally mustered the courage to approach the police last month. What happened: On January 14 at around 10 pm, the woman got a call from constable Bhagel. She had met Bhagel before. She had also met Rathod through PK Singh, whom she had met while looking for a job in Mumbai. The woman said, I ignored Bhagel's call, but between 10 pm and 2 am, he had called 25 times. When I finally picked up the call, he told me that PK Singh had met with an accident and told me to come to the RPF chowky. I rushed there, only to find PK Singh completely fine, she said. She further stated that inside the chowky, she saw PK Singh and his colleagues watching porn and drinking liquor. They gave me a soft drink while I waited. Later, PK Singh told me to go along with him. He said he wanted to show me something. He then took me to the room of a senior officer. He pushed me inside the room and locked the door. I shouted for him to open the door. I had also started feeling dizzy. I got even more scared when I saw that Rathod was inside the room, she said. After this Rathod and then PK Singh allegedly raped her. After raping her, PK Singh allegedly threatened to get her arrested in a fake case. Medical examination: After the FIR the survivor was sent to Thane City Civil hospital for medical examinations. She was admitted to the hospital for 12 hours. Frustrated over repeated questioning, she broke down on various instances. A senior doctor at the hospital said that the medical tests are mandatory and would strengthen the case and are for her benefit.
Thane: GRP books four cops who raped woman inside RPF Chowky - Mid-Day
2016-09-09Thane - Responsibilties Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson .Paak ... - HotNewHipHop
Thane - Responsibilities Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson .Paak September 09, 2016 16:42 Anderson .Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid reunite on "Responsibilities." Track #3 on Anderson .Paak's modern masterpiece Malibu is of the most grooving and soulful songs of the year, "The Waters," produced by Madlib and featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Today, .Paak and BJ reunite on "Responsibilities," a new track from upstart Milwaukee producer Thane. A driving bluesy number with an ill trombone, "Responsibilities" is very much in the spirit of "The Waters." It's the highlight of Thane's new 12-track album Topia, which also scored an additional feature from Mick Jenkins. Listen to "Responsibilities." If you're feeling it, check out Topia by way of Thane's SoundCloud. Help him get to three digit followers! Quotable Lyrics Puffy said it's all about the Benjamins I'm good at making money but I'm wayyyy better at spending it (yes lawd!) The heartache is killing me, I drink enough to numb the feeling You know I'm chasing pennies Mama said I need to see the bigger vision But I'm broke, Mama, I can't pay attention
Thane - Responsibilties Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson .Paak ... - HotNewHipHop
2016-09-09Ephedrine haul: I am being framed, says Mamta Kulkarni - The Indian Express
Ephedrine haul: I am being framed, says Mamta Kulkarni By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Sep 10, 2016, 4:03 I'm a yogini, Mamta Kulkarni Friday said from Kenya while addressing a media gathering in Mumbai through a pre-recorded video message. FORMER actor Mamta Kulkarni, who has been named an accused in the Ephedrine drug bust case by the Thane police, Friday denied all accusations against her, saying she was a yogini and was innocent. Kulkarni said she was being framed due to her proximity to an individual, suspected to be alleged druglord Vicky Goswami, also an accused in the case. Addressing a media gathering through a pre-recorded video message, with a battery of six lawyers hailing from Kenya, America, and India beside her, the former actor said: This is kalyug, where the bad is glorified and the truth suppressed.¯ Kulkarni's lawyers alleged that the Thane police had implicated her in the case at the behest of the American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). America wants to extradite Goswami to their country. In order to ensure that the process is carried out smoothly, they are pressuring the Thane police to name her (Kulkarni) as an accused,¯ said Daniel Arshack, a US-based lawyer. The question one needs to ask is what is the DEA doing in Thane. What is their interest in the case. Noted criminal lawyer and NCP MP Majeed Memon said, The Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad is probing the same set of accused in another Ephedrine haul in Ahmedabad. The Ahmedabad case and the Thane case are linked. With the same evidence, the Gujarat ATS have not named Mamta as accused, while the Thane police have. How can there be two sets of facts in one case?.¯ Memon added, If the police decide to extradite some of the accused and these case case papers go abroad, the fact that someone (Kulkarni) has been made an accused without evidence would bring disrepute to our justice system internationally. Memon added that they had met Union Minister of State, Home Affairs, Kiran Rijiju Thursday and told him about the shoddy investigation into the case. The lawyer said Rijiju expressed shock on learning about how Jay Mukhi (another accused) had been tortured to give a false statement Cliff Ombeta, a Kenya-based lawyer who is known to Kulkarni, said,¯ She has become a spiritual person and hence initially she decided not to respond to the allegations made by the Thane police. However, now that we are reaching the stage of chargesheet, she has decided to speak up.¯ The Thane police had named Kulkarni based on the statement of Jay Mukhi, who had alleged that Kulkarni was present at one of the drug meetings. But he later retracted his statement, alleging that the Thane police had tortured him into naming Kulkarni. While the Thane police claims that a retracted confession can be relied upon by the court as evidence, Parvez Memon, another lawyer hired by Kulkarni, said, Even if the statement is taken on board by the court, the Thane police will have to provide some more evidence to substantiate the claims made by Mukhi. And they don't have anything apart from the confession statement. The Thane police's case is that Ephedrine, a controlled substance used in cough syrups, was being diverted from a local firm Avon LIfesciences Ltd to a Kenya-based drug cartel led by Goswami. The police have named Goswami, Kulkarni and five others as wanted accused. Goswami was to receive Ephedrine and use it to cook party drug meth, which would eventually be smuggled in to the US.
Ephedrine haul: I am being framed, says Mamta Kulkarni - The Indian Express
2016-09-08MMRDA plans elevated road on Thane-Belapur stretch - Daily News & Analysis
MMRDA plans elevated road on Thane-Belapur stretch After four years, motorists will not have to take a detour via Mhape to go from Thane to Shil Phata as an elevated road is likely to be ready by then cutting down the travelling distance. There are plans with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to erect an elevated road or a flyover (918 metres) and have a tunnel (1.7km) to reduce the overall distance needed to travel between Thane-Shil Phata (on National Highway 4). "Presently, people from Thane-Borivli have to drive 11.8km to reach Shil Phata. Once this bridge and tunnel is ready, the overall travel distance will reduce to just 4.5km," said an MMRDA official. As per the plans, the three lanes (each direction) bridge will be constructed between Bharat Bijlee and Siemens Factory parallel to Airoli railway station. From Siemens plant, there will be a road tunnel of four lanes in either direction connecting Shil Phata. This tunnel will be 1.7km long. "Bid has been floated for the elevated road and in a few days another tender will be floated for tunnel project," said an official. The elevated road component has an estimated cost of Rs135.21 crore, the overall project cost, including the tunnel has been pegged at Rs453.75 crore. The need to have such connectivity is because of population explosion outside Greater Mumbai limits and even state government's focus to have business districts outside Mumbai civic limits. Therefore, already several industries and commercial or corporate units have come up along Thane-Belapur Road. Already construction is underway at Thane-Belapur Road to have two flyovers. These are being constructed at Ghansoli Naka-Talawali Naka (1.4km) and Savita Chemicals Junction (600 metres). Another vehicular underpass of 500 metres is planned at Mhape Junction as part of improving connectivity in Thane-Navi Mumbai-Kalyan belt.
2016-09-08Thane Crime: Woman gang-raped inside RPF chowky in Diva - Mid-Day
Thane Crime: Woman gang-raped inside RPF chowky in Diva By Vijay Kumar Yadav Posted 2 hours The woman meets RPF hawaldar PK Singh at Diva in 2015 while she is looking for a job. The blot on the uniform of the city's law enforcers is getting deeper. This time, a 23-year-old woman has accused three Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, including one of inspector rank, of raping her inside the RPF thana at Diva railway station. The woman alleges that she was tricked into coming to the station in the wee hours, and raped after being offered a spiked drink. In January, one of Singh's colleagues, MS Bhagel, calls her 25 times. When she answers, he tells her PK Singh has met with an accident While the incident occurred this January, the police officials allegedly continued to torture her for months after, threatening to get her arrested in a fake case if she complained. When she goes to the police station, she realises she has been lured under a false pretext and her terrible ordeal begins Finally, last week, she mustered the courage to approach GRP commissioner Niket Kaushik, and narrated her ordeal to him; the RPF comes under the Government Railway Police (GRP). Kaushik immediately instructed DCP (Central Railway) Rupali Ambure to record the woman's statement and initiate an inquiry.
Thane Crime: Woman gang-raped inside RPF chowky in Diva - Mid-Day
2016-09-08Thane doctor asked to pay up Rs 4 lakh for botched surgery - The Indian Express
Thane doctor asked to pay up Rs 4 lakh for botched surgery By: PTI Thane Published:Sep 8, 2016, 13:38 The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum has ordered a doctor running a hospital at Sahad in Thane to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to a patient for a botched surgery which left him disabled for life. Forum President Sneha Mhatre and members Madhuri Vishwarupe and ND Kadam also directed Dr Shree Vivek Malvi to pay an additional Rs 5,000 to complainant Digambar Vittal Rathod towards legal expenses. According to the complainant, a resident of Ambivili in Kalyan, he met with an accident on July 31, 2013, near the Vittalwadi Railway Station injuring his right leg. He then went to the Central Hospital at Ulhasnagar where one person referred him to Dr Malvi stating that he was a good surgeon. He went to Malvi's Mathoshri Kesarben Mohanlal Dedai Hospital where the doctor operated him following which he was discharged on August 13, Rathod told the Forum. Thereafter he began suffering pain in his right leg which continued for long. When informed, the doctor put him on painkillers. The complainant further stated that as the pain continued he went for a second opinion and was told that the operation carried out on his right has not been successful. Rathod was advised removal of the screw in his leg and go for an implant once again which would cost him around Rs 2.5-3 lakh. He then brought this to the notice of the respondent (doctor) who simply gave him a disability (partial) certificate and asked him to continue with medicines. As a result of the failed operation, Rathod told the Forum that he has been suffering excruciating pain as a result of which he cannot get up and move around. Moreover, due to his condition, he also lost his job and claimed a compensation of Rs 4 lakh from the doctor. The complainant who worked as an Area Sales Manager with Swastik Tiles said that he was earning a salary of Rs 27,500 per month. The Forum said that it had sent a notice to the respondent which was returned unclaimed after which it decided to conduct the case ex-parte against the respondent. The doctor opposed this decision but Forum went ahead with the case. The order said that by carrying out a faulty operation and by not getting the same rectified by another operation as suggested by the experts, besides asking the complainant toĀ continue with the medicine amounts to deficiency in services. Also, by only giving the patient a disability certificate the respondent had shirked his responsibility, the Forum noted.
Thane doctor asked to pay up Rs 4 lakh for botched surgery - The Indian Express
2016-09-08Thane: 3 held for murdering man and burying body to hide crime - Deccan Chronicle
Thane: 3 held for murdering man and burying body to hide crime PTI Published Sep 8, 2016, 1:59 pm IST Updated Sep 8, 2016, 2:00 pm IST A complaint of abduction was filed by Vijay's elder brother with the Khadakpada police under Kalyan, after which a search was carried out. The body will be exhumed soon following due procedure and in the presence of a magistrate for further probe in the case. Thane: Three persons were arrested for allegedly killing a 29-year-old man and burying his body near Kalyan township in the district to hide the crime, police said on Thursday. Akshay Eknath Bhoir (20), a cousin of the victim and a resident of Shiroshi in Murbad, Rafique Yunus Shaikh (27) of Murbad, and Ravindra Parshuram Thackeray (40) from Kalyan had allegedly kidnapped Vijay Kundalik Bhoir on August 25 on a bike and took him out of Kalyan. Subsequently, a complaint of abduction was filed by Vijay's elder brother with the Khadakpada police under Kalyan following which a search was carried out. During the probe, police suspected the role of a relative in the kidnapping. Police then detained Akshay Bhoir who, during questioning, confessed to the crime along with others. According to police, the three accused allegedly kidnapped the victim and beat him to death. They buried the body on Vasundri-Khadavali road to destroy the evidence. The murder is suspected to be the fallout of a property dispute between the families of Akshay Bhoir and the victim. The accused were arrested last night and booked under IPC sections 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. The body will be exhumed soon following due procedure and in the presence of a magistrate for further probe in the case, police added.
Thane: 3 held for murdering man and burying body to hide crime - Deccan Chronicle
2016-09-08Three arrested in trafficking, rape case in Thane - Mid-Day
Three arrested in trafficking, rape case in Thane By PTI Posted 08-Sep-2016 The police have arrested three persons including a brother-sister duo in connection with alleged trafficking and rape of a 15 years old girl from Bhiwandi in the district. The girl was repeatedly raped between August 17 and 20, said the police PRO Sukhada Narkar in Thane. Asfaque Nissar Ahmed Sheikh (31), a resident of Marol Pipeline area in Mumbai, his sister Sania alias Shailadabano Sheikh (30) and Irshad Mohammad Makbul Ansari (21) from Andheri have been arrested. According the victim, on August 17, Sania, who knew her, took her to her house in Marol Pipeline area. She was held captive there and next day taken to Irshad's house in Andheri where Irshad and two unidentified men allegedly raped her. On August 19 and 20 she was taken to a lodge in Powai where two other unknown persons raped her, she said. One of them told her that he had paid money for her. Shanti Nagar police from Bhiwandi are conducting further probe.
Three arrested in trafficking, rape case in Thane - Mid-Day
2016-09-08Thane Ganpati mandals lure devotees with free Wi-Fi - Times of India
Thane Ganpati mandals lure devotees with free Wi-Fi Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Sep 9, 2016, 01.49 AM IST THANE: Ganpati mandals in Thane have become tech-savvy and most of them have installed free Wi-Fi for the convenience of visitors who wait in long queues for darshan as well as mandal members. "Earlier, mandal members, who would stay at the pandal all night for security reasons, would pass time playing cards or other games. Now, with Wi-Fi, they can share pictures and stream live aarti to residents who can't make it to the pandal and even complete their work at night," said Pushkaraj Vichare, secretary, Shivainagar Sahakari Saunstha Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal. "I thought I would not be able to be part of the Ganpati celebrations this year. But thanks to Wi-Fi, I can sit at the pandal and complete my work," said Sameer Thorat (36), assistant manager at a logistics company.
Thane Ganpati mandals lure devotees with free Wi-Fi - Times of India
2016-09-07Thane crime branch arrests gang of bike thieves and chain snatchers, recover stolen booty - Daily News & Analysis
Thane crime branch arrests gang of bike thieves and chain snatchers, recover stolen booty The Thane crime branch recently arrested two gangs in two different cases. While one gang stole over 51 bikes across Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and other area, another gang was involved in chain snatching cases. The thieves were arrested and the stolen things were confiscated. The Thane crime branch unit 1 arrested the trio - Sandesh Maladkar (31) from Raigad, Babu Shettiyar (280 from Kalwa and Vinod Bankari (26) from Shahapur in the 51 bike theft cases. "During the investigation, we learnt the modus operandi of the trio, which was to approach second-hand bike dealers," said a police officer on condition of anonymity. The gang would approach the dealers, pay them some amount, and then would take their bike for a ride. "They would win the trust of the bike owner by saying that they could transfer the vehicle in their names after the balance payment," said the police officer. It is also suspected that most of the stolen bikes were used in chain snatching. The cops recovered 51 bikes worth Rs20 lakhs from the trio. Similarly, another gang, which was heavily involved in chain snatching across Thane city was also arrested. "We received information that one Javed Ali, who snatches chains and mangalsutras of women, was going to enter Mumbra on a Unicorn bike, which had no number plate. We laid a trap and caught Ali along with the bike,"added the cop. During the investigation, Ali revealed the names of his accomplices - Abujeher Husain of Karnataka and Haider Noor Irani from Pune, along with a jeweller Jitendra Kothari of Mumbai, who would buy the stolen gold from them. The cops arrested all of them and recovered 288 gram of gold worth Rs5.56 lakhs. The accused have cases of chain theft against them in Naupada, Mumbra, Shil-Daighar, Vartaknagar in Rabodi police station. Similarly, cops arrested Hujjuwar Ali and Gauresh Kerkar and recovered Rs9.62 lakh worth gold ornaments from them.
Thane crime branch arrests gang of bike thieves and chain snatchers, recover stolen booty - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-07Black magic: Thane man beaten to death by 'priest' - The Indian Express
Black magic: Thane man beaten to death by ‘priest’ The three accused were arrested Tuesday from Ulhasnagar in Thane. Updated: September 7, 2016 1:29 pm A 25-year-old man, allegedly suffering from mental illness was allegedly killed after he was thrashed by three persons, including a “priest”, who claimed to treat him through black magic and witchcraft, police said Wednesday. The incident took place in the wee hours Tuesday when Santosh Suryavanshi was taken to a priest, who claimed that he is a healer and will treat the victim with black magic, near a temple in Ulhasnagar, Thane Police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. “The man was subjected to torture by the priest his son and a transgender. They all beat him severely with sticks, rods, belt on the pretext of getting evil spirits off him after keeping him captive for hours. He died on the spot,” she said. Later, the police reached the spot and recovered the body and a case was registered under sections 302 (murder), 342 (wrongful confinement), 34 (common intention) of IPC and relevant sections of Maharashtra Prevention of Black Magic Act-2013. The three accused were arrested Tuesday from Ulhasnagar in Thane, the PRO said.
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2016-09-07Youths try to drown cop in Maharashtra's Thane district during Ganesh festival - Chandigarh Tribune
Youths try to drown cop in Maharashtra's Thane district during Ganesh festival Posted at: Sep 7, 2016, 4:42 PM; last updated: Sep 7, 2016, 5:53 PM (IST) Mumbai/Thane, September 7 A video showing four youngsters trying to drown a policeman in Thane’s Kalyan went viral on Wednesday, sparking a debate on safety of law enforcement authorities. The video showed youngsters trying to drown a policeman while devotees stood around a pond to watch. The incident occurred on the first day of immersion of the ongoing Ganesh festival on Tuesday. The policeman, a sub-inspector identified as Niteen Dondu Dagale who was on duty at Teesgaon Talao, asked some youngsters not to jump queue at the crowded site. The youngsters, belonging to Jari Mari Ganesh Utsav mandal, objected and picked up a quarrel. They then pushed him into the pond. The video showed a youngster jump in as Dagale struggled to surface and try to push his head under water. The policeman managed to swim to safety. The site of the incident was full of revellers but not one came to the policeman’s rescue, the video showed. Police booked the four suspects for attempted murder and assault, among other sections of the Indian Penal Code. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to demand protection to law enforcement officers and action against the attackers. The latest attack comes after a traffic policeman died after he was beaten up by two youngsters. — PTI
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2016-09-07Muslim Boys In Thane Show Its Neighbour Over Religion, Cremate Their Hindu Neighbour After His Son Refuses! - Indiatimes.com
Muslim Boys In Thane Show Its Neighbour Over Religion, Cremate Their Hindu Neighbour After His Son Refuses! Once again reiterating that humanity is above religion, a group of Muslim youths from Mumbra, in Thane carried out the funeral rites of a 65-year-old a Hindu man whom his sons had refused to take care of. Waman Kadam, who worked as a watchman had died on Sunday night after complaining of uneasiness. He was shunned by his own family When Kadam's two sons, who are from his first wife, and relatives were reluctant to come over at night to help the ailing widow, Vitava, in her hour of need, she requested the youths to help her cremate him. Khalil Pawne, Fahad Dabir, Nawaz Dabir, Rahil Dabir, Shaban Khan, Maqsood Khan, Farooque Khan, Mohammad Kasam Shaikh promptly set out to look for a pundit to conduct the funeral rituals and even got a death certificate from a doctor."My husband would never have thought that his last journey would be with so much honour. There were 40-odd Muslim youths in the funeral procession. We have known them since they were knee high; now, they turned out to be sensitive and responsible adults," said Vitava. "I have known Kadam uncle since I was a child. We were always welcome in their house and aunty would offer us snacks and sweets. Religion was never a barrier," one of the Muslim youths said. On Sunday, the youths took Kadam to a nearby hospital after he complained about "feeling uneasy" probably to a liver ailment, said Shaikh. "We brought him home in the evening. In the night, we heard aunty scream for help as Kadam uncle was vomiting. We ran to their house and found him lying lifeless. We called up their relatives and two sons, who live in Mumbra and Badlapur, but most of them were reluctant to come over at night. They said they would come over the next morning." As Vitava was worried that the body would start decomposing, she asked the youths to cremate it. Within minutes, the group managed to get a Hindu priest and arrange for all items required for the rituals such as bamboo, earthen pots, incense sticks, white cloth and thatched mat.
Muslim Boys In Thane Show Its Neighbour Over Religion, Cremate Their Hindu Neighbour After His Son Refuses! - Indiatimes.com
2016-09-07Watch: Shocking! Four young men assault policeman in Thane; one tries to drown him - Financial Express
Watch: Shocking! Four young men assault policeman in Thane; one tries to drown him Some reports suggest that an attempt to murder case has been booked against the four men, but this could not be confirmed independently. Published: September 7, 2016 12:40 PM Amidst the festivities of Ganesh Chaturthi, a shocking video has come to light, showing four young men assaulting a policeman in Thane and allegedly trying to drown him. A case against the four youth has been registered, and action will be taken as per the law, the Thane Police Twitter handle said. The video shows one of the four men hitting the policeman in a pond where Ganpati idols were being immersed. As the policeman fights back, the two emerge near the stairs next to the water body, where three more men join the assailant in hitting the policeman. Some reports suggest that an attempt to murder case has been booked against the four men, but this could not be confirmed independently. The video brings to light the growing law and order problems that are plaguing the country.Just last week, three men reportedly shot a police constable and wounded another in Pune. The policemen, who are now out of danger, had tried to stop the unidentified men for routine questioning. In yet another incident, a man was recently arrested in Gurgaon for attacking an assistant sub inspector (ASI) in an inebriated state.
Watch: Shocking! Four young men assault policeman in Thane; one tries to drown him - Financial Express
2016-09-07Shocking video: Thane youths try to drown cop during Ganesh visarjan - Mid-Day
Shocking video: Thane youths try to drown cop during Ganesh visarjan By PTI | Posted 07-Sep-2016 Thane: A shocking video of a policeman being pushed into a lake and four youths of a local Ganesh Utsav mandal trying to drown him in Kalyan townwhip has gone viral in Thane. Watch video here   The youths had earlier objected to being disciplined by the policeman Niteen Dondu Dagale. On the occasion of immersion of the Ganpati idols last evening, sub-inspector Dagale (38), attached to Kolsewadi Police Station in Kalyan, was on bandobust duty at Teesgaon Talao of the town. He was controlling the crowd assembled for the immersion and was disciplining the members of various mandals. The members of the Jari Mari Ganesh Utsav mandal were also asked to follow queue system. However, some youths of the mandal objected to being disciplined and picked up a quarrel with Dagale. Later, the youths allegedly pushed him into the lake. When Dagale tried to come out of the water, one of the four youths jumped in and again allegedly tried to drown him but in vain, a senior police officer said. Dagale, however, managed to save himself by swimming out of the lake. The video of the incident showed people indulging in revelry while no one came to the rescue of the police officer. The accused youths are said to supporters of a local politician. The Kolsewadi Police has registered offences against the four accused under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) read with 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). Meanwhile, taking serious note of increasing instances of attack on police personnel in Mumbai and neighbouring districts, Maharashtra Police today appealed to people to restrain from such unprovoked behaviour and also warned them of consequences of indulging in such acts. "I want to clarify that such incidents would not be tolerated at all and stringent penal actions would be applied to those found accused of resorting to such unprovoked behaviour. I want to assert, especially to the youths, that if they resort to such unprovoked behaviour then it will be almost impossible for them to get a job anywhere and they won't be able to get even passport clearances," Director General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra Police Satish Mathur said. He described the spate of attacks on policemen as unfortunate and appealed to the people to respect their work. "Our message is clear. We are not going to spare anyone involved in such cases. Attacking a policeman is equivalent to attacking whole society. Each policeman is like you and comes from you only. Hence respect their work as he is discharging his duties by setting aside or sacrificing his own commitments and social obligations," Mathur said. The top cop also denied allegations that the police force was not acting tough on perpetrators due to 'political patronage'. "There is no political pressure or political patronage at all on us. We deal such cases very firmly and as per the law. Even the Chief Minister has instructed me to take all possible measures against the accused in this case and all such cases," Mathur told reporters at a press conference in Mumbai. When asked about reasons of spurt in such cases, he said, "Largely it seems people are pissed with traffic enforcement due to rules imposed during congregational occasions. But people should think about it seriously and cooperate with the men in Khaki, rather venting out their aggression on them." To a question on unruly behaviour of cops, Mathur said, "If people find the behaviour of a policemen unruly or objectionable, then there are many channels through which they can file a complaint against such erring police officials. But taking law into their own hands is not acceptable at all."
Shocking video: Thane youths try to drown cop during Ganesh visarjan - Mid-Day
2016-09-07Man Allegedly Beaten To Death By 'Priest', Transgender In Thane - NDTV
Man Allegedly Beaten To Death By 'Priest', Transgender In Thane All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 07, 2016 13:36 IST Thane: A 25-year-old man, allegedly suffering from mental illness was allegedly killed after he was thrashed by three persons, including a "priest", who claimed to treat him through black magic and witchcraft, police said today. The incident took place in the early hours yesterday when Santosh Suryavanshi was taken to a priest, who claimed that he is a healer and will treat the victim with black magic, near a temple in Ulhasnagar, Thane Police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. "The man was subjected to torture by the priest his son and a transgender. They all beat him severely with sticks, rods, belt on the pretext of getting evil spirits off him after keeping him captive for hours. He died on the spot," she said.Later, the police reached the spot and recovered the body and a case was registered under sections 302 (murder), 342 (wrongful confinement), 34 (common intention) of IPC and relevant sections of Maharashtra Prevention of Black Magic Act-2013. The three accused were arrested yesterday from Ulhasnagar in Thane, the PRO said.
2016-09-06Three held for stealing 51 bikes in Thane - Hindustan Times
Three held for stealing 51 bikes in Thane Arvind Walmiki, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Updated: Sep 06, 2016 17:33 IST In the past two weeks, Thane crime branch arrested three history sheeters from in an around Thane for stealing 51 bikes. The three accused, who were produced in court and taken into custody, have been identified as Sandesh Dattaram Maladkar,31, a resident of Raigad, Babu Parmeshwar Shettiyar,28, a resident of Kalwa and Vinod Ganesh Bankari, 26, a resident of Shahpur. New channels deviced for bike robbery surfaced after the arrest of these three. Maladkar said he is a bike agent and seels bikes that are seized by the bank at minimum rates. S Chiwadshetty, a Thane crime branch unit-1 official, said, The accused had stolen 51 bikes, which they used to keep in different areas. It was a tip off that helped us nab the accused who were on the run from past many months for many crimes. It was found during investigation, that the arrested accused had done robbery in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mumbai and other nearby areas. The links of the accused, who stole 51 bikes worth Rs 20 lakh, are being tracked by the cops to find if they used to operate alone or not. DCP Thane Crime: Parag Manere said, We have alerted all our officers about such thefts and at the same time we are tracking the owners identity so that once the process is over the bikes can be handed back to them. The accused were booked under relevant sections of IPC. All the three accused are history sheeters and we suspect that they might have robbed more bikes, added Manere.
2016-09-06Muslim youth carry out last rites of Hindu man in Thane - Deccan Chronicle
Muslim youth carry out last rites of Hindu man in Thane PTI Published Sep 6, 2016, 2:54 pm IST Updated Sep 6, 2016, 2:54 pm IST The youths carried his body to the crematorium at around 3 am and performed the last rites, since there was no one at his home to do so. The gesture did not go unnoticed, with Mumbra-Kalwa MLA Jitendra Awhad saluting the youth in a Facebook post. Thane: A group of Muslim youths from Mumbra have earned plaudits for carrying out the funeral rites of a Hindu man who passed away in the dead of the night in Kausa area near Thane. With no one around to take care of the last rites of Waman Kadam (65) except his wife, the eight youths took the initiative of preparing for his funeral. They purchased necessary ritualistic items like bamboo, rope, earthen pots, incense sticks as well as cloth and a thatched mat. The youths then carried his body to the crematorium at around 3 am and performed the last rites. The gesture did not go unnoticed, with Mumbra-Kalwa MLA Jitendra Awhad saluting them in a Facebook post. They were also lauded by residents of Muslim dominated Mumbra. The youths have been identified as Khalil Pawne, Fahad Dabir, Nawaz Dabir, Rahil Dabir, Shaban Khan, Maqsood Khan, Farooque Khan, Mohammad Kasam Shaikh.
Muslim youth carry out last rites of Hindu man in Thane - Deccan Chronicle
2016-09-06Thane: Youth held for raping 4-year-old girl - Deccan Chronicle - Deccan Chronicle
Maharashtra: Youth held for raping 4-year-old girl PTI Published Sep 6, 2016, 6:39 pm IST Updated Sep 6, 2016, 8:14 pm IST The accused, identified as Gunjesh Tiwari, was a distant relative of the victim's mother, police said. Thane: A four-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a 19-year-old youth who was arrested from the Kalyan township on Monday, police said. The youth has been identified as Gunjesh Tiwari, a distant relative of the girl's mother, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred early on Monday when Tiwari picked up the child, who was sleeping near her mother in Kailasnagar locality, took her to a nearby place and raped her, police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. Tiwari sells garments for living. The girl's mother lodged a complaint with the police, which arrested Tiwari on Monday after examining the footage of a CCTV camera installed in the area. Tiwari has been booked for rape and under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).
Thane: Youth held for raping 4-year-old girl - Deccan Chronicle - Deccan Chronicle
2016-09-06Thane bids adieu to 4k Ganesh idols on first day of immersion - Times of India
Thane bids adieu to 4k Ganesh idols on first day of immersion Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Sep 6, 2016, 10.56 PM IST Thane: As many as 4,000 household Ganesh idols were immersed in the city till late Tuesday evening. The nine immersions sites, including artificial ponds, across the city were wore a scared atmosphere as the air was filled with bhajans and the sounds of cymbals. No untoward incident was reported as the TMC had deployed 500 staff and had installed CCTVs to monitor every devotees move in order to ensure a safe immersion. There are 1,38,366 household Ganesh idols within the Thane city police jurisdiction and most of them are immersed on the one-and-a-half day. According to the TMC, the nine artificial ponds in the city received a good response as many devotees immersed their idols here. With the way it is going, the TMC officials feel that the numbers will cross last year's figure of around 7,628. The civic body has created artificial ponds in various parts of the city to ensure the natural water bodies in the city do not get polluted. Immersion ponds for small idols and those beyond five feet are available at Parsik, Retibunder, Kolshet and Kopri; while small artificial ponds have been made at Upvan, Railadevi, Ambeghosale lake, Nilkanth woods, Balkum and Kharegaon, among others. "Artificial ponds meant for eco-friendly immersions were started to prevent pollution of water and water bodies due to immersion of idols made of plaster of Paris (PoP) and other chemicals. While idols made of natural clay dissolve within few hours, PoP idols take several months to dissolve; thus polluting the water," said an environmentalist. The three idol donation centres also witnessed a good response as hundreds of devotees handed over their idols here instead of immersing them in the ponds. Meanwhile, traffic in several areas at immersion sites were diverted. Traffic jams were also reported at some places.
2016-09-05Man wanted by Thane cops nabbed - Times of India
Man wanted by Thane cops nabbed Santosh Collected 4.5cr From People On Pretext Of Building A Chawl TNN | Sep 5, 2016, 08.32 AM IST MANGALURU: Mangaluru police arrested a man wanted in a cheating case in Thane following information given by their Mumbai counterparts. Santosh Bhojanna Poojary, a native of Aliyar village in Mangaluru taluk, was wanted in a case registered at Mahatma Phule Chowk Police Station in Thane. It's the third case of joint action involving personnel of two policing units. Mangaluru City police chief M Chandra Sekhar said a firm Sri Sai Equera, based at Thane in November 2014, collected money from 293 persons on the pretext of building a chawl for them. After collecting Rs 4.5 crore from prospective clients, there were no signs of any chawl. The seven firm members absconded with the collected money.Personnel of the Mahatma Phule Chowk police station arrested Vijay Sanjay Kendre, 23, Irfan Nabi Ahmad Khan, 30, Ashish Dattaram Sawant, and Sachin Shantaram Gawkar, both aged 35, based on two cases of cheating. Santosh was an accused in both cases and had been absconding for two years. Based on information that he was hiding in a house at Shirtady village, Mangaluru City police raided the house and nabbed him.A police team headed by Ramachandra Nayak, Police Inspector, Moodbidri police station arrested Santosh. Subsequently, based on a written request from Mahatma Phule Chowk Police Station that the accused be handed over to them, city police produced Santosh before the civil judge and Judicial Magistrate First Court in Moodbidri and as per the court orders handed over custody of the accused to their Mumbai police counterparts. The operation was carried out under the guidance of Rajendra D S, assistant commissioner of police, Mangaluru North sub-division by the PI Ramachandra Nayak and his staff Dejappa, PSI, and staff Kantappa, Iqbal, Megharaj, Surendra, Brahmananda, Shivaraj, Sukesh and Sujan. Chandra Sekar appreciated the efforts of Ramachandra Nayak and his staff for timely action.
Man wanted by Thane cops nabbed - Times of India
2016-09-04Thane bridge shut for heavy vehicles - Times of India - Times of India
Thane bridge shut for heavy vehicles Sandhya Nair | TNN | Sep 5, 2016, 12.27 AM IST THANE: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has called for the immediate closure of the Versova creek bridge on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad national highway at Ghodbunder junction saying a girder has developed a crack. However, the Thane rural police have sought time till Ganesh immersion on September 15. Light vehicles have a speed limit of 20kmph, while heavy vehicles are being discouraged from using the bridge from Sunday; they will have to go via Thane-Bhiwandi to go towards Gujarat and Delhi. An NHAI source said a horizontal pillar (girder) of the two-lane bridge (old) meant for north-bound traffic (towards Gujarat and Delhi) has developed a crack. NHAI officers, along with the Thane collector and police, inspected the 48.5m long bridge on Friday. Experts will inspect the bridge on Wednesday and Thursday to decide till when the bridge will have to remain closed. The BMC on Wednesday will table a proposal at the civic standing committee with regards to structural audit of 274 bridges in Mumbai. Out of these 77 bridges are in city area, 60 in eastern suburbs and 137 in western suburbs.
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2016-09-04National grid line being laid between Aurangabad-Thane - The Asian Age
National grid line being laid between Aurangabad-Thane Sep 05, 2016 - Shruti Ganapatye | mumbai The Maharashtra government's excess electricity will not go waste, as a national grid transmission line is being laid from Aurangabad to Padgha in Thane. This can be used for selling power to other states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently taken a review of the project to ensure that there are no hurdles. The transmission line would connect the state with the national power transmission circuit for exchange of electricity. The work for the 285-kilometre of transmission line is ongoing but is also facing certain hurdles like compensation to farmers, land acquisition etc. The PM, through video conferencing last week held a meeting with chief secretary Swadheen Kshatriya on the issue and took stock of the status of the work. Mr Modi has agreed to give in-principle nod to the green clearance to the transmission line, which passes through forestland at several places. The forest clearance for the national grid was pending as the line passes through the bird sanctuary at the Jayakwadi dam. (At) about 39 locations, the towers of the line were opposed by the farmers. The Prime Minister has assured that the ministries concerned will help the Maharashtra government to resolve the issues, Mr Kshatriya said. The state government is also giving a good compensation package as per the current norms to the farmers whose land would be used for the line. But still some opposition remains from the farmers to give away their lands. But the government has to complete the work by 2017 and also focus on other such lines across the state, Mr Kshatriya said. The national grid is helpful for the state, as electricity exchange will be easier. The state has surplus power now and we can sell our excess electricity to other states. The national grid will help in strengthening our network, the chief secretary said. According to the Ministry of Power, developments in power sector emphasise the need for accelerated implementation of National Power Grid on priority to enable scheduled/ unscheduled exchange of power as well as for providing open access to encourage competition in the power market.
2016-09-03Thane jailor suspended in molestation case - Daily News & Analysis
Thane jailor suspended in molestation case The prison department on Friday suspended the controversial Thane jailor Hiralal Jadhav, following the case of molestation registered against him by a lady constable. Bhushan Upadhyay, DIG of prison confirmed the development and said that such behaviour from a senior cop was not acceptable. The victim, a 31-year-old female police constable with the Thane Central Jail had filed a complaint against Jadhav, Thane Jail's superintendent of police on Wednesday night. The complaint under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354 A (physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered with the Thane police. The accused, however, on Thursday applied for anticipatory bail. According to the police, the female constable was posted to the Thane jail around six months ago and allocated a police quarters on a temporary basis. She, however, had plans of moving her mother and sister with her, but on August 22, there was a reshuffle and her quarters were allotted to someone else. At the time, she has said in her statement, she requested Jadhav to look into the matter and help her out.
Thane jailor suspended in molestation case - Daily News & Analysis
2016-09-03Thane Jailor Suspended After Constable Alleges Molestation - NDTV
Thane Jailor Suspended After Constable Alleges Molestation All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: September 03, 2016 14:25 IST Prison Department has suspended superintendent of Thane District Jail Hiralal Jadhav, who is accused of molestation by a woman staffer.Confirming the suspension, DIG (Prison) Bhushan Upadhyay said, "Serious offence was registered against Mr Jadhav and such behaviour from a senior cop is neither expected nor acceptable."Mr Jadhav yesterday filed anticipatory bail before the Thane district court. District judge M M Walimohhmed adjourned the hearing, calling for the prosecution's reply.Police on August 31 had registered a case of molestation under section 354 of Indian Penal Code against him.The 31-year-old complainant, a woman constable, had alleged that Jadhav misused his position and outraged her modesty. According to sources, the constable was posted at the Thane jail few months ago and had requested the jail superintendent to settle issues regarding her quarter (government accommodation) allotment.
Thane Jailor Suspended After Constable Alleges Molestation - NDTV
2016-09-03Shooting ranges trigger Olympic dreams in Thane and Dombivli - Times of India
Shooting ranges trigger Olympic dreams in Thane and Dombivli TNN | Sep 3, 2016, 10.23 PM IST Every time he slings his rectangular, cheek-high bla-ck case on a shoulder, Rudrankksh Patil prepares to lie. "Is that a keyboard?" a stranger might ask and Patil will simply say yes because that saves time. And because saying, "No, it's a rifle," may not the best idea for a 13-year-old on public transport. The cherubic teen who wants to be an Olympic shooter is standing in the basement of Thane's People's Education Society High School, getting his customary dose of target practice right in the middle of term exams. Ever since the Major Subhash Gavand Rifle And Pistol Shooting Range was set up in 2013, Patil has been a regular. "Before this, I used to travel two hours dailyto Dadar for practice," says the Thane resident. To plug this geographical gap for aspiring marksmen like Patil, three shooting ranges havesprung up in Thane and Dombivli over the last three years. Here, you will not only find kids as young as 10 but also doctors, lawyers, bankers, housewives, cops and even an 85-year-old taking a serious shot at training in the Olympic sport without an age limit. While these three privately-owned ranges that each cost over Rs 5 lakh are inside two schools and a college, the Thane Municipal Corporation is soon planning to launch its own 16-lane shooting range inthe city's Dadoji Konddev Stadium at Rs 25 lakh. A nod to the soaring popularity of the sport that was first brought to limelight by shooter Abhinav Bindra's gold in the 2008 Olympics, the trend also reflects the urge of shooting enthusiasts to expand the reach of the sport and tap young talent. Last year, right after launching branches in Malad and Worli, competitive shooter Ronak Pandit opened a branch of his Goregaon pistol shooting centre in Thane's St Xavier's English Hig School."I want the sport to reach the masses," says Pandit. Given that a typical range needs at least 10 metres of rooma luxury in Mumbai tieups with schools and sports clubs are inevitable. Predictably, the venue decides the client profile. Unlike Pandit's Goregaon facility, which is in a sports club and boasts working professionals, the Thane range sees a majority of school students. "Within a year," informs Tushar Gudhka who coaches at the Thane range, "five shooters have already qualified for the state level." Among them is 32-year-old Hemangi Vibhute, the mother of a two-year-old. In 2004, this Nahur resident had learnt air rifle shooting as part of National Cadet Corps in college but then, life came in the way. Last year, however, the itch to learn air pistol shooting saw Vibhuteā€”who works as a project manager in Airoliā€”sign up at the Manpada facility "as it offered exclusive coaching in pistol shooting." To train here for two hours daily, Vibhute would travel for an hour daily after work. Compared to air rifle shooting, which entails the use of heavy gear, Vibhute finds pistol shooting much easier. "Here, you only have to rely on your body," says Vibhute, who took home the bronze medal at the recent Captain S J Ezekiel Memorial Maharashtra State Shooting Championship. The sport has turned the shy Vibhute into a confident communicator, she admits. While the rewards are many, training can be expensive with courses charging a few thousands tojust over a lakh annually. The Gun For Glory Shooting Academy an air-conditioned, 12-lane air pistol and air rifle shooting range that opened in Dombivli's Pendharkar college last year charges Rs 1.25 lakh per year. Besides, buying your own ammunition could easily set you back by a couple of lakhs. "But parents are more aware now and are ready to spend that much," says coach Sanyukta Gupte, adding that they have started receiving more enquiries after the recent Olympics. The problem is that such awareness comes loaded with expectations. Coach Snehal Kadam of Major Subhash Gavand Shooting Range, says pressure from parents who enroll kids in too many classes coupled with the struggle to get funding "before becoming established shooters" owes to "our nation's lack of sports culture". "There needs to be a policy change at the grassroot level," says Kadam, who reads target sheets like tarot cards. In the pellet holes, she finds weaknesses. A ninth-grader is told to improve her body language, another kid is asked to control his 'body sway' and Police Sub Inspector Sandesh Gavand is told that the part between his right thumb and forefinger needs to be stronger. "Sadly, such nitty-gritties as how drinking water before a match alters cheek pressure are still not common knowledge," grouses Kadam. Interestingly, many of the centres boast an equal sex ratio and the male coaches will tell you that women are invariably better at the sport. However, Hemangi Vibhute who once carried her Rs 1.6 lakh-worth Styer pistol to work startling the security in-charge is contemplating striking the hobby off her resume. "Can you kill?" an interviewer at a Japanese firm asked her, his curiosity bordering on concern. "At the most, the pistol can cause an injury," was her reply. "'I think that's probably why I didn't get the job," smiles Vibhute.
Shooting ranges trigger Olympic dreams in Thane and Dombivli - Times of India
2016-09-03Dried up tree falls on Hong Kong resident in Thane - Times of India
Dried up tree falls on Hong Kong resident in Thane Manoj Badgeri | Sep 3, 2016, 07.09 PM IST THANE: A Hong Kong-based IT engineer suffered injuries after a huge dried up tree fell on him at Ramwadi area in Thane today. The victim had just landed India early morning to visit his family at Vasant Vihar and was about to enter a snack bar for breakfast when the mishap occurred. A friend rushed the injured victim to a nearby hospital. This is second incident in the area and residents have blamed civic apathy. There is a school in close vicinity and it could have proved fatal if it had fallen on any student, fear residents. Meanwhile, another resident is also believed to have suffered an injury in the incident but the fire officials were unable to locate him as he was rushed to a clinic before rescue workers could arrive.
Dried up tree falls on Hong Kong resident in Thane - Times of India
2016-09-03Drunk car driver drags constable along for 500 mt in Thane - Mid-Day
Drunk car driver drags constable along for 500 mt in Thane By PTI Posted 03-Sep-2016 Thane: The city police on Saturday arrested a 28 years old man who allegedly dragged a traffic constable for some 500 mt when the latter tried to stop his car at the busy Teen Hath Naka junction in Thane. DCP, traffic, S B Palve told PTI that constable Narsingh Mahapure (47) asked Yogesh Bhamre (28), a resident of Shashtri Nagar, to stop as he was driving his car on the wrong side. Bhamre allegedly did not stop and took a U-turn towards Nashik. As the constable was holding on to a side of car's bonnet, he got dragged for a distance of half a kilometre. Some auto drivers intercepted the car and rescued him. Bhamre was subsequently arrested. The constable did not suffer any major injuries. The DCP said that Bhamre did not even have a driving licence, and was found to be drunk.
2016-09-03Thane: Man drives over cop's feet, doesn't stop as another cop ... - The Indian Express
Thane: Man drives over cop's feet, doesn't stop as another cop clings on to bonnet By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Sep 4, 2016, 1:57 Barely a few days after Mumbai traffic police constable Vilas Shinde was killed by two brothers, another case of assault on a traffic police official has been recorded. A resident of Thane has been arrested by Naupada Police for endangering the life of a traffic constable in Thane. As per Thane police, on-duty traffic police head constable Narsingh Mahapure stopped one Yogesh Bhamare as he was driving on the wrong side of the road on the Mumbai-Nashik highway on Saturday morning. Without slowing the car down, Bhamare drove over the feet of the traffic warden who was assisting Mahapure and continued driving for at least 500 metres as Mahapure held on to the bonnet of the vehicle. Bhamare was reportedly drunk at the time. No major injury has been sustained by Mahapure or his assistant. Bhamare has been booked under Sections 279 (rash driving on a public way), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 337 (causing hurt/endangering life or personal safety), 353 (assault or criminal force on public servant), and other relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Thane: Man drives over cop
2016-09-03Fire at Thane Municipal Corporation HQ due to short circuit - Times ... - Times of India
Fire at Thane Municipal Corporation HQ due to short circuit Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Sep 4, 2016, 02.23 AM IST THANE: A minor fire, triggered by short circuit, was reported in the Thane Municipal Corporations' civic headquarters at Panchpakhadi on Saturday evening. No one was reported injured in the incident as the fire spread out in the cabin of Sanjay Herwade, deputy municipal commisioner- estate department on the fourth floor. The blaze was extinguished within minutes by the RDMC staff who rushed to the spot, informed a disaster management cell member. This is the second instance of fire in the civic headquarters within a month raising questions about the fire safety of the structure. A short circuit was reported on the third floor last month adjoining the pwd office.
2016-09-02Now, Thane jailer faces sexual harassment charge - Mid-Day
Now, Thane jailer faces sexual harassment charge By Faisal Tandel Posted 2 hours Thane jail chief Hiralal Jadhav narrowly escaped being shunted out in disgrace a few months ago after an anonymous complaint revealed his corrupt practices In yet another incident of a senior sexually harassing a subordinate, a 31-year-old female police constable with the Thane Central Jail has filed a complaint against Hiralal Jadhav, Thane Jail's superintendent of police. The complaint under Sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354 A (physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures) was registered with the Thane police on Wednesday night. On Thursday, Jadhav applied for anticipatory bail. Hiralal Jadhav has a past record of harassing women officers Meanwhile, an inquiry by the prisons department under Rajvardhan Sinha, Inspector General (IG) of Police, was initiated and a report was filed on Thursday evening. As evidence, the complainant has turned in WhatsApp messages and audio clips that Jadhav sent her, despite her protestations. Interestingly, Jadhav has previously been suspended for 18 months over similar behaviour. Sequence of events: According to the police, the female constable was posted to the Thane jail six months ago and allocated a police quarters on a temporary basis. However, she had plans of moving her mother and sister with her, but on August 22, there was a reshuffle and her quarters were allotted to someone else. At the time, she has said in her statement, she requested Jadhav to look into the matter and help her out.
Now, Thane jailer faces sexual harassment charge - Mid-Day
2016-09-02Cracks in Thane police station puts cops' lives in danger - Mid-Day
Cracks in Thane police station puts cops' lives in danger By Hemal Ashar Posted 3 hours Thane's Kopri police station has been declared dilapidated by the TMC;protectors of the people say they have no choice but to continue here because an alternative space is stuck in bureaucratic wrangle Owner Manoj Ochani points to the cracks in the wall at the police station. Kopri Police Station, housed on the ground floor in a three-storey building called Dinesh Society, has been deemed dangerous or dhokadhaadi by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) since 2013. Ironically, the police, protectors of the people themselves are sitting ducks here. Manoj Ochani, owner of the building Dinesh Society, said, This building was constructed by us in the early 1980s. Kopri police station is located on the ground floor. Originally, there were seven galas, which were given out to shops. In 1991, we were requested to give these galas to the police station as there was no chowky in the vicinity. We have undertaken repairs to the building sporadically, but now it is frankly beyond repair. The chowky needs to move out, and the other residents too could move out for the building to go into redevelopment. That is the only way to salvage a very dangerous situation. A deep crack in a wall of the building On a recent visit to the police station, one could see deep cracks at some places inside the station and a beam inside was at an angle. Even to the untrained eye, the building situation looked precarious. A policewoman said wryly, Have you come to see the state of our police station? Please, please, see how dilapidated it is. Another official stated, only half in jest, We all have our life insurance ready. Another constable silently pointed to some cracks in the wall.Rashmi Karandikar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DCP) Thane HQ said, I need to check on it, while S Jaiswal, Thane Municipal Commissioner stated, There are different categories of dangerous. Only if it falls under C-1 category does it need to be evacuated immediately. I think buildings in the C-1 category have been evacuated. There are eight flats in the building. Four flats on the first floor and the second and third floors house two flats each. Residents say they are ready to move out, tomorrow, but, we need money to rent at another location. If the police chowky moves, we are ready to leave and the builder who takes it for redevelopment can then give us money for rent, till the building is redone. Prem Bhaktiani, who has been in the building since the early 1980s says, The TMC has served notices at least three or four times, as far as I can remember. Look at all the cracks. The tiles in my home protrude from the walls because of the condition of the building. We have also had a ceiling slab fall at least five times. Only God has saved my family and me. I feel sorry for the police working below us. Another resident, V Kripalani says, It is so dangerous. The building has been repaired twice but now it is beyond that. We are ready to move out tomorrow. The chowky needs to move, because if we move and the police station does not, how can a new structure come in its place? Repairs to this building would be akin to giving an old man hip clothes to wear and make him look young. Thane Police Commissioner, Paramvir Singh said, We are looking at some proposals for alternative sites.
Cracks in Thane police station puts cops
2016-09-02Mumbai's New Eco-Friendly, Women-Only Restroom - CityLab
Mumbai's New Eco-Friendly, Women-Only Restroom The public bathroom doubles as a safe space and a solution to the city's sanitation struggles. Eillie Anzilotti @eillieanzi 11:22 AM ET Mumbai has a toilet shortage. Only 10,381 public toilets exist to meet the needs of the city's 12 million people, and for women, the situation is even more grim: only 36 percent of those commodes are reserved specifically for their use. In Thane, just northwest of the city center, the sanitation advocacy group Agasti is testing out a solution: an all-women's restroom, situated along a central thoroughfare close to the local bus terminal. Arranged around the base of a tree, the cluster of four private toilets resembles a well-lit, pink-tinged shipping container from the outside. On the inside, its clean and calm. In the communal sitting area, women rest on benches and chat under the shade created by overhanging leaves. The restroom, says Agasti founder Sahej Mantri, serves the dual function of tackling the sanitation access gap and providing a safe space for women in the city, where time on a public street can be a fraught experience. In our restroom, women can spend time waiting for their next bus, charging their mobile phones, or waiting for someone to pick them up in a cool, comforting environment,¯ Mantri says. Mantri says the Agasti toilet, the entrance to which is monitored by a CCTV camera and patrolled by a security guard, aims to provide a reliably sequestered space for women to use one in which they can also converse and congregate at their leisure. (Sahej Mantri/Agasti) Mantri says the overall public response to the toilets has been lukewarm, and the objection tends to focus on the design. We have been told that it looks too fancy, even futuristic,¯ Mantri says. But he and his team are not deterred. We take that as a compliment, because it was designed to look fresh even 10 years after construction. Agasti's future-oriented mentality is also reflected in the technology they've chosen to use. Biodigesters installed in the toilets release microbes that break down waste without using external energy, and render the water safe to be discharged into nearby storm drains. Contamination of the water supply in India is a substantial public health concern. Around 12 percent of the country's population defecates in open urban areas, and with minimal infrastructure in place to collect the waste, it flows untreated into the cities water networks. In developing countries, diseases linked to unclean water and inadequate sanitation systems result in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. However, the same countries where sanitation poses the most substantial health threat are also innovating around the issue. CityLab previously reported on solutions like the Omni Processor in Dakar, Senegal, which converts feces into safe drinking water through a process that also generates its own self-sustaining energy. These shifts away from the gold standard of sanitation the sewer systems running through developed cities represent not only crucial innovations for still-developing cities, but technologies for all countries to consider as water and energy supplies grow increasingly strapped. Mantri and Agasti hope to install more such toilets; the only barrier at this point, Mantri says, is funding. The Indian government, through its sanitation campaign Swachh Bharat, prioritizes installing private toilets in people's homes, and Mantri says he's struggled with accessing government money to further construction of public toilets. He's in talks with the local Thane government to develop more toilets within the city, but would like to see Agasti's work spread throughout the country. For far too long the perception of India has been linked with poor sanitation,¯ Mantri says. Hopefully now people will see that a few of us here are determined to change that.
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2016-09-021500 tonne of sand seized from seven spots along Thane creek - Times of India
1,500 tonne of sand seized from seven spots along Thane creek Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Sep 3, 2016, 01.05 AM IST THANE: Following a surprise raid on Friday, 1,500 tonne of sand was recovered in Thane. As many as 21 cases were registered against those found involved in sand dredging activities at seven different spots along the Thane creek. The cache was seized by the Thane revenue department from Parsik, Mumbra, Kalwa, Rabale, Kashimira, to name a few, following tip off about major mechanical dredging going on there. Following this, a flying squad from the Thane collector office was alerted that formed teams and took action on those involved in the activity. Along with the huge volume of sand, the officials also seized pumps and barges which are collectively valued at around Rs 70 lakh. These were used for sucking out sand from the creek bed and transporting them. Twenty-nine vehicles used for plying these illegally excavated sand to various customers were also seized and a penalty of around Rs 5.26 lakh was slapped on the owners. The pilferage of sand from the shores has been banned since the last few years but the mechanized activity is going on unabatedly in various parts of the shoreline in the district. The National Green Tribunal had directed the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) in 2013 to arrive at a decision on whether to continue or stop offshore resource extractions. The MMB was to issue permits for sand mining in the coastal belt of Maharashtra but not before conducting the environment impact assessment, which is still awaited, said a revenue department official. Meanwhile, the illegal mining activities were going on in full form along the Thane shoreline stretching across nearly 100kms. The sand excavated from the four rivers Ulhas, Surya, Vaitarna and Tansa, besides the Vasai and Thane creeks has great demand in the industry and fetches a good price, which is one of the reasons the activity continues unabated despite the raids. Thane officials said that they have staged 50 various raids last year cracking down on the sand mafia carrying out dredging operations illegally here. Activists have also tried to point the danger to bridges over creeks and rivers due to excessive dredging activities. Repeated action by the district administration has yielded no impact on these mafia that continue to plunder the shores, said an activist. Sand excavated from Ulhas, Surya, Vaitarna and Tansa rivers besides the Vasai and Thane creeks has great demand in the industry. The cache was seized by the Thane revenue department from Parsik, Mumbra, Kalwa, Rabale and Kashimira. Officials also seized pumps and barges collectively valued at around Rs 70 lakh. These were used for sucking out sand from the creek bed and transporting them. Twenty-nine vehicles used for plying these illegally excavated sand were also seized and a penalty of Rs 5.26 lakh was slapped on owners.
1500 tonne of sand seized from seven spots along Thane creek - Times of India
2016-09-02Police takes action against sand mafia in Thane - Times of India - Times of India
Police takes action against sand mafia in Thane Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Sep 3, 2016, 04.32 AM IST THANE: As many as 21 cases were registered against the sand mafia involving in dredging along the Thane creek on Friday. A surprise raid along the coastline on Thursday night by the revenue department seized around 350 brass of sand and equipment's collectively valued at around Rs 75 lakhs from the coastline. The pilferage of sand from the shores has been banned since last few years but is going on unabatedly in the district. Activists have also tried to point the danger to bridges over creeks and rivers due to excessive dredging activities. The cache was seized by the Thane revenue department from Parsik, Mumbra, Kalwa, Rabale, Kashimira, to name a few following tipoffs about major mechanical dredging going on there. Following this, a flying squad from the Thane collector office was alerted that formed teams and swooped on those involved in the activity. Along with the huge volume sand, the officials also seized pumps and barges which collectively is valued around Rs 70 lakhs which used for sucking out sand from the creek bed and transporting them. 29 vehicles used for plying these illegally excavated sand to various customers were also seized and a penalty of around Rs 5.26 lakhs was slapped on the owners.
Police takes action against sand mafia in Thane - Times of India - Times of India
2016-09-01Thane jail boss booked for sexually harassing woman cop - Mumbai Mirror
Thane jail boss booked for sexually harassing woman cop By Divyesh Singh, Mumbai Mirror | Sep 1, 2016, 09.26 AM IST Acting on the complaint of a woman constable, the police on Wednesday registered a case of sexual harassment against the superintendent of Thane Central Jail. The female cop has accused the jail boss, Hiralal Jadhav, of grabbing her hand and pulling her towards him on August 28. Jadhav has in the past faced a departmental inquiry in connection with multiple complaints of sexual harassment filed by women officers and constables when he headed a training school for jail authorities. In this case, Jadhav apparently made several calls to the constable asking her to meet him in his personal chamber at the prison. But he never specified any reason for his requests. In her complaint to the Thane Town police, the woman said she finally went to meet Jadhav, but chose a place outside the prison premises. "He held my hand and tried to pull me inside his vehicle," read her complaint. When she objected to Jadhav's behaviour and tried to raise an alarm, the prison official let her go. "We have registered a case against Jadhav under Section 354 of the India Penal Code and further investigations are on," said Senior Inspector Mandar Dharmadhikari from Thane Town police station. Her complaint to the Thane police apart, the woman constable has also written to state's top prison officials, sharing recordings of the calls made by Jadhav. In this case too, he is likely to face departmental proceedings, said sources.
Thane jail boss booked for sexually harassing woman cop - Mumbai Mirror
2016-09-01Another complaint against tainted Thane jail chief - Mid-Day
Another complaint against tainted Thane jail chief By Faisal Tandel Posted 3 hours The chief of Thane Jail doesn't seem to have learnt his lesson even after he nearly got shunted out in disgrace a few months ago, after an anonymous complaint revealed his corrupt practices. Instead, he is now allegedly trying to terrorise his juniors into silence. Unfortunately for him, this has had exactly the opposite effect, and prompted a constable to file a fresh complaint against him. Constable Shrikant Thakre and Thane jail chief Hiralal Jadhav Shrikant Thakre, a 28-year-old constable attached to Thane Central Jail has alleged that prison superintendent Hiralal Jadhav threatened him just for doing his job honestly. The three-page letter was addressed to Inspector General (IG) of Police Rajvardhan Sinha, who confirmed, I received a complaint from the constable and we are looking into the matter. Thakre has been attached to the Thane jail since 2012. In his letter to the IG, he stated that he has a spotless record and has always done his job sincerely. Recently, during a visit by the IG's office, Jadhav had asked him to share some records about the custodial death of one of the inmates, Robert Almeda, in 1996. Thakre shared the details of the 11 inmates who witnessed the death. But after the officials left, Jadhav abused him and accused him of being overenthusiastic in sharing information with senior cops. Jadhav allegedly said, I have co-operated with you but you create problems in everything. But this time, I will see to it that you are dealt with properly. If you think I will not do anything then ask the constables at Kolhapur jail what I did when I was posted there. I will do worse to you. Thakre also alleged that Jadhav has links with well-known criminals and often grants undue privileges to inmates. He further claimed that Jadhav might try to harm him through his criminal connections. Punishment duty: In fear for his life and job, Thakre wrote to the IG on August 12 to complain about Jadhav. True to his word, Jadhav posted Thakre on punishment duty the very next day, said sources. He was asked to stand in a corner of the prison and keep guard there. No one had ever been posted at that spot before, and Thakre stood there for six hours in the morning and then four hours in the evening, said an insider. Five staffers have been questioned in the matter so far. Two constables, Satish Jumble and Santosh Mulik, confirmed Thakre's allegations against Jadhav. However, sources said that when IG Sinha visited the prison yesterday, he discovered that Thakre's records are also tainted. When mid-day contacted Thakre, all he said was, I don't want to comment on the case. I trust the senior authorities to take quick action. The other side: SP Jadhav told mid-day, Who am I to threaten him? It is a small issue and all the staff was present at the time of the incident. We collected all the records and kept it. He took a photocopy and gave it to them, which is not done. I also spoke with my superior officer about this. The allegations are baseless. Another constable files a complaint: Another complaint had been filed against SP Hiralal Jadhav last month by Thane jail constable Deepak Tudme. He alleged that Jadhav did not take any step to help him even though an inmate had threatened him in jail. He stated that the prisoner Arif Shaikh (key accused who allegedly provided logistical support to the shooters in the Navi Mumbai builder Sunil Lahoria's murder case) threatened to harm him outside the prison. Shaikh is said to be a close aide of encounter specialist Emmanuel Amolik. However, during the inquiry, Tudme's allegations were declared false as no one supported his claim. mid-day attempted to contact Tudme, but he was unavailable. Flashback: 5-star facilities in Thane jailmid-day had on May 25 reported that SP Hiralal Jadhav was accused of corrupt practices at Thane jail, where he would allegedly grant undue privileges to inmates in exchange for bribes (5-star facilities at just Rs 5 lakh in Thane Jail). He would allegedly allow inmates to make calls from his phone and would also smuggle in hashish, marijuana and alcohol with the connivance of jailers. An internal inquiry report had found him guilty and recommended that he be transferred in June. However, sources said that the process was put a halt under the pretext that the complaint was anonymous.
Another complaint against tainted Thane jail chief - Mid-Day
2016-09-01Thane Jail Superintendent Booked For Allegedly Molesting Police Constable - NDTV
Thane Jail Superintendent Booked For Allegedly Molesting Police Constable All India | IANS | Updated: September 01, 2016 15:49 IST Thane: A woman constable of Thane District Central Jail has accused the Jail Superintendent of molesting her, following which he has been booked, police said today.As per the complaint, the accused Hiralal Jadhav met the woman at the Kalwa bridge on August 26 and allegedly abused her, Thane Police Public Relations Officer Sukhada Narkar said. On August 29, Jadhav also allegedly messaged her and asked her to meet him. He also sent her pictures on Whatsapp, the official said. A case under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 354(a) (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Thane Nagar Police Station last night, she said, adding probe is underway.
Thane Jail Superintendent Booked For Allegedly Molesting Police Constable - NDTV

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