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2018-09-30Soha Ali Khan visits Cocoon Fertility Thane - Economic Times
Soha Ali Khan visits Cocoon Fertility Thane Sep 30, 2018, 03.40 PM IST Possible to avoid genetic defects in IVF with PGD technology at Cocoon Fertility Brand ambassador Soha Ali Khan took a tour of Cocoon Fertility's clinical and laboratory facilities in Thane. She also posed with babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies, at Cocoon Fertility, along with its doctors Dr Anagha Karkhanis and Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar. Cocoon Fertility was incepted in 2013, with the promise of a safe, truthful, ethical and empathetic experience for to-be parents. It offers a complete range of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services, all under one roof. This includes In Vitro Fertilizaton (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Embryo Freezing (Vitrification) and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), PICSI (Physiological Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection), Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), and male procedures like PESA/ TESA, to name a few. Soha Ali Khan was thoroughly impressed with the range of equipment and state-of-the-art technologies available, to help couples who are denied natural parenthood. She said, "This is my first visit to any fertility lab. I am happy to know that couples facing infertility issues have so many options today; thanks to responsible IVF centres like Cocoon Fertility. I was also happy to note that, Dr Anagha, Dr Rajalaxmi and I share a common educational background in the UK. Its a rigorous training ground and prepares you well for challenges ahead." Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility added, "We are especially excited today. We are happy to announce the start of Pre-Implantation Genetic Services at our Thane Centre. Our lab here is now fully licensed for offering PGD / PGS services in Thane. This offers complete range of solutions for couples wanting to avoid genetic disease in their offspring and for couples who have had recurrent miscarriages and IVF failures. We are also delighted to introduce Lykos IVF laser at our centre to help in PGD-PGS." Pre implantation genetic testing is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. Pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers specifically to when one parent or both, has a known genetic abnormality and testing is performed on an embryo to determine if it also carries a genetic abnormality. Dr Anagha Karkhanis, Director of Cocoon Fertility added, "PGD begins with the normal process of IVF that includes egg retrieval and fertilization with sperm in a laboratory. Over the next three days the embryo will divide into eight cells. First, one or two cells are removed from the embryo. The cells are then evaluated to determine if the inheritance of a problematic gene is present in the embryo.Once the PGD procedure has been performed and embryos free of genetic problems have been identified, the embryo will be placed back in the uterus, and implantation will be attempted," explained Dr Anagha Karkhanis." With this new technology, women aged 35 and over, carriers of sex-linked genetic disorders, carriers of single gene disorders, those with known chromosomal disorders, women experiencing recurring pregnancy loss and women with recurrent failed fertility treatment can benefit. Cocoon Fertility Centres will be coming soon to Versova, Vashi as well as Kochi and Pune. Cocoon Fertility - +912271237070 Email - info@cocoonfertility.com Website - http://www.cocoonfertility.com Cocoon Fertility Branches- Thane, Dadar, Santacruz. This is a sponsored brand story by Cocoon Fertility Pvt Ltd and the liability for the same solely rests with them.
Soha Ali Khan visits Cocoon Fertility Thane - Economic Times

2018-09-30Tight vigil ensured no power thefts at city Ganpati mandals - Times of India
Tight vigil ensured no power thefts at city Ganpati mandals Sep 30, 2018, 23:32 IST Thane: The strict vigilance against power thefts and enforcement of civic rules has resulted in a negligible number of cases of illegal sourcing of electricity by Ganpati mandals. Of the 220 Ganpati mandals visited by officials of MSEDCL, only one was found to have tampered with the connections for sourcing power without authorisation during the festival. MSEDCL officials inspected pandals in Thane, Mumbra and Kalwa areas which had taken temporary power connections during the Ganesh festival. “During the festival we come across only one pandal from Thane-II division which was sourcing power directly from a distribution box. The mandal was asked to pay a fine of Rs 3,791 for the offence. The pandal was also given a temporary connection till the end of the festivities. Due to discounts provided by the power department most of the pandals had utilised the facility. Even last year there were no power thefts reported on account of this,” said an official from MSEDCL. An all-women squad, Damini, was specially appointed to check for any tampering and every division has one squad to keep a tab on the power thefts. The civic authorities said that during the festival inspections were carried out almost on a daily basis and it continued till the end of the festival. “Along with the Damini Squad, even the Assistant Engineer Quality Control (AEQC) had kept a tab to check if there were power theft incidents. Action was to be taken against the violators immediately. Also, the mandal found violating the rule was asked to pay the fine as per utilisation of power. They are then even given a temporary connection,” said Rajesh Thool, executive engineer at MSEDCL. While last year the state power department had not come across any pandals taking illegal connections, in 2017 they had taken action against 11 mandals who were charged a fine of Rs 80,020. The department had offered the temporary connections to pandals at a discounted rate of Rs 4.38 per unit a flat rate which did not increase after 100 units. This is usually in the case of residential or commercial connections. The mandals were not charged commercial rates of around Rs 7.28 per unit.
2018-09-30Slum waste collection project yet to take off - Times of India
Slum waste collection project yet to take off Updated: Sep 30, 2018, 23:35 IST Thane: The civic administration is yet to select agencies and draw up the two-year contract for door-to-door waste collection from over 1.90 lakh slum tenements in the lake city. This is despite the tenders being invited two months ago. The tendering process that began in the first week of July was due for completion by July 16 after which the collection was supposed to start. The proposal, which was discussed in the civic budget of 2018-2019, seems to be moving at a snail pace with the solid waste management (SWM) department yet to zero in on the local agencies. Balaji Haldekar, medical officer at SWM department of the Thane Municipal Corporation said, “We had conducted a physical survey of the slum pockets in the city and had identified 127 such areas. We are yet to choose from the four agencies that we have managed to narrow down upon. We want to conduct a background check of the groups as they will be signing a contract with us for the next two years. Once the investigation is over we will finalize the proposal with the standing committee members. Work will begin soon after.” The slum dwellers have been upset over the sheer civic apathy and claimed that they are now being forced to dump their waste in the nullahs as the garbage collection vans are not easily accessible in the interior slum pockets. “The idea behind the proposal is to ensure 100% solid waste collection from slums where the garbage vans cannot reach. Even though the vans do ply on the main road no one comes inside the slum areas to pick up the litter. Two bins have been kept but they too get filled in a day. No one disposes the waste from these bins. So we are forced to throw garbage in the nearby nullahs,” said Lakshmi Bhandari, a resident of Majiwada’s Nalpada slum area. A few environment activists are happy with the waste collection project and hope it works out soon. Dr Lata Ghanshamnani who had started the first slum waste management initiative at Anandnagar said, “If TMC has been proposing door-to-door collection of waste in slum areas it is a good idea. The slum dwellers are ready to give us the waste but all they want is regular pick-up facility. If this challenge is met soon, there is nothing like it.”
2018-09-30Maharashtra: Fire Breaks Out at MSEDC Power House in Thane's Savarkar Nagar - India.com News
Maharashtra: Fire Breaks Out at MSEDC Power House in Thane's Savarkar Nagar Published: September 30, 2018 11:39 PM IST Thane: A fire broke out at MSEDC power house in Savarkar Nagar of Maharashtra’s Thane on Sunday evening. At least four fire tenders are present on the spot carrying out the firefighting operations. The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained. “Fire breaks out in MSEDC power house at Savarkar Nagar, Thane. 4 fire tenders on the spot. Fire extinguishing operation underway,” a tweet posted by news agency ANI read. Meanwhile, more details are yet awaited in connection with the matter. Earlier on Friday, blaze engulfed 3-5 godowns at Acchar Gali, near Sagar Hotel in Thane’s Mumbra. Two fire engines and 2 water tankers were rushed to the spot to douse the flame. No casualty or loss of property was reported. Meanwhile in June, at least 10 warehouses were gutted in fire in Mumbra. Three scooters parked in the area were also charred. No casualty was reported in the mishap. The blaze had reportedly erupted around 4 AM in one of the godowns on Khardi road and spread rapidly engulfing nine other warehouses located in the vicinity. The old and worn-out clothes, rubber tyres and other material kept in the godowns aggravated the blaze.
Maharashtra: Fire Breaks Out at MSEDC Power House in Thane
2018-09-30Man rams car into tempo in Thane, dies - Hindustan Times
Man rams car into tempo in Thane, dies He allegedly lost control of his car and rammed into a stationary tempo near a hotel along the road Updated: Sep 30, 2018 23:50 IST A 45-year-old man died in a road accident between the Katai junction in Dombivli and Badlapur Highway on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly lost control of his car and rammed into a stationary tempo near a hotel along the road. Jimmy Jones suffered injuries on his head and was declared death on arrival at the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital. Following the accident, Nevali junction witnessed traffic snarls. Jones, who was a resident of Thakurli, Dombivli, was going towards Badlapur from Dombivli at around 1.55pm. “Jones allegedly lost control of his car and rammed into the stationary tempo that was parked near a hotel at Katai Juntion. The impact of the accident was so huge that the bonnet of the car was completely damaged while Jones suffered major injuries on his head and chest. He was lying unconscious on the spot,” said an officer from the Hill Line Police station in Ulhasnagar. The accident attracted a lot of crowd leading to traffic jam at the Nevali Phata. “We took Jones to Ulhasnagar Central Hospital. The doctor declared him dead on arrival. We have alerted his family and sent the body for post mortem,” the officer added. Megha Pol Hindustan Times The impact of the accident was so huge that the bonnet of the car was completely damaged while Jones suffered major injuries on his head and chest.(HT PHOTO) A 45-year-old man died in a road accident between the Katai junction in Dombivli and Badlapur Highway on Sunday afternoon after he allegedly lost control of his car and rammed into a stationary tempo near a hotel along the road. Jimmy Jones suffered injuries on his head and was declared death on arrival at the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital. Following the accident, Nevali junction witnessed traffic snarls.Jones, who was a resident of Thakurli, Dombivli, was going towards Badlapur from Dombivli at around 1.55pm. “Jones allegedly lost control of his car and rammed into the stationary tempo that was parked near a hotel at Katai Juntion. The impact of the accident was so huge that the bonnet of the car was completely damaged while Jones suffered major injuries on his head and chest. He was lying unconscious on the spot,” said an officer from the Hill Line Police station in Ulhasnagar.The accident attracted a lot of crowd leading to traffic jam at the Nevali Phata. “We took Jones to Ulhasnagar Central Hospital. The doctor declared him dead on arrival. We have alerted his family and sent the body for post mortem,” the officer added. First Published: Sep 30, 2018 23:50 IST tags Tempo Thane more from mumbai Western Naval Command undertakes one-year clean-up drive in Mumbai Mumbai teen finds bag containing Rs 40,000, returns it to police Read more Thane Municipal Corporation?to set up inquiry into irregularities of park work Parsik tunnel in Thane is almost garbage-free IndiaWorldBusinessEducationAutosReal estate OpinionAnalysisColumnsEditorialsAuthors CitiesDelhiGurugramNoidaMumbaiBhopalChandigarhDehradunIndoreJaipurKolkataLucknowPatnaRanchiPune SportsCricketFootballTennisOthers EntertainmentMovie reviewsBollywoodHollywoodRegional moviesWorld cinemaTVMusicTabloid LifestyleSex & relationshipFitnessFashion & trendsArt & cultureTravelBooksBrunch TechTech ReviewsGadgets PhotosVideosEpaperinteractivesPunjab LivemintLivehindustanShineHTcampusDesimartiniht punjabiStudymateEnglishmateHTsyndicationbridge schoolht brand studioboard results Follow us on: Newsletter Register with Hindustan Times to get best news and articles Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. About usContact usPrivacy policyTerms of UseDisclaimerPrint Ad ratesJobs
Man rams car into tempo in Thane, dies - Hindustan Times
2018-09-30Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Thane civic body issues 'stop work' notices to four buildings - The Indian Express
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Thane civic body issues ‘stop work’ notices to four buildings However, the builders who have received these notices have already started construction. One of these four properties is already occupied by at least 100 flat buyers. Published: October 1, 2018 2:00:47 am The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has issued stop work notices to four building projects near Mumbra, including one project by the civic body itself under the Basic Services for the Urban Poor, stating that the land needs to be acquired for the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. However, the builders who have received these notices have already started construction. One of these four properties is already occupied by at least 100 flat buyers. According to TMC officials, the stop-work notices were issued in May. “Right after the collector put up an advertisement stating that land acquisition for the bullet train was about to begin, we realised that the construction work might be in the way,” an official from the town development and planning department of the TMC said. As the measurement and surveys are still going on, the exact boundaries of the bullet train-affected region is yet to be demarcated. Pramod Nimbalkar, town development and planning officer at the TMC, said, “Most of the regions are fallow land in that area. We have, however, issued stop-work notices. The developers had got their approvals long back and did not pay the due amount, nearly Rs 12 lakh, which was to be shelled out before they get occupancy certificates. Even the construction work had not begun.” He added, “Plus, the bullet train is a positive project, which will help the area’s growth.” The notices were issued to three architects representing four builders: National Builders, PCC Infrastructure, Atlanta Limited and the BSUP cell of the TMC. The notice, issued by the executive engineer, addressing the land parcels by their Development Proposal number, read: “The said land, on which you are proposing to construct is being included in the Mumbai Ahmedabad high-speed project. (…) The project is facing problems because of the empty space in your project. Hence until the final decision is taken on the said land, you are instructed to not carry on any construction work on your empty space or the proposed site.” While three out of six proposed buildings in the BSUP project are already constructed, two of three proposed buildings have been completed at the Atlanta project. These are already occupied. Two other builders, who received notices, did not respond to queries from The Indian Express. On September 19, The Indian Express reported that Atlanta builders had filed a litigation against the Thane civic authorities in the Bombay High Court. The company challenged the TMC’s “totally bad and illegal” stop work notice dated May 2. The notice totem had claimed that the buildings were coming up on land, where the Rs 1.08-lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project will come up. The court issued notices to the Thane Municipal Corporation and Collector seeking replies in the matter. The next date of hearing is not yet confirmed, said lawyers. The developer has contended that of the 234 flats in two high-rises that were built in Phase I of the project, 229 have been sold. The third high-rise is under construction in Phase II. The area of Shil Phata, where the bullet train project is expected to pass through, is a conglomeration of villages alongside a busy road, mostly clogged with heavy vehicles. Very close to Kalyan Phata, the Atlanta Enclave is a prime location as it is hardly six kilometres away from Navi Mumbai and 15 km from Kalyan. The scenic beauty of undulating green hillocks is also a major point to attract home buyers. “We moved in last year and have been living here for over a year now. The third tower is under construction. The builders gave us possession in May 2017,” said Barshali Rai, a resident of the building. “It is close to Navi Mumbai and relatively close to Thane as well. The price was in our budget, so we took it,” she explained. However, she is unaware of the bullet train passing through the area. Another resident requesting anonymity said, “We had heard that the third tower was stopped. But I don’t think it should affect us. If it does, I don’t know where my family and I will go. I have used all my savings for this house.” Rajhoo Barot, Chairman and Managing Director at Atlanta Limited, claimed that the stop-work notices are a betrayal of trust by the TMC. “We have taken all due sanctions and permissions. People had started booking in the third tower. There was a proposal of three more towers. All of it can’t be put on hold. We have given road space to TMC, we have even given them land to make their fire station nearby. I did delay payment in one place, but that was because of complication arising from RERA. I have, thus, taken the matter to court. If the stop-work notice is not quashed, we would lose close to Rs 20 crore and more.”
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Thane civic body issues
2018-09-29Parsik tunnel Thane is almost garbage-free - Hindustan Times
Parsik tunnel in Thane is almost garbage-free More than 300 tonnes of garbage has been excavated from the slopes of the tunnel since the second week of September. Updated: Sep 30, 2018 00:28 IST A song in a Marathi film shot in late 80s shows a train entering the Parsik tunnel. The areas around the tunnel are a dense green cover, clean and without any encroachment. Three decades later, the area has undergone a drastic transformation with hutments above the tunnel and piles of garbage littered all around. The green cover has shrunk. In a bid to get back a bit of the old charm of the area, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has started removing the garbage accumulated in the tunnel over 25 years. More than 300 tonnes of garbage has been excavated from the slopes of the tunnel since the second week of September. Saplings have been planted over the cleaned portion. The entrance of the tunnel and rocks have been painted brightly — one rock has a painting of a tiger. Manish Joshi, deputy municipal commissioner of TMC, said, “The illegal settlements which have cropped up around Parsik tunnel joining Bhaskar Nagar and Waghoba Nagar are around 25 years old. This area was a mountainous terrain and none of the civic facilities could reach here. The garbage van finds it difficult to access these areas. All from the slums was thrown on the slopes of the tunnel.” The slopes were difficult to access as no JCB or excavator could reach there. Garbage continued to pile for more than two decades, turning the tunnel into a dumping ground. The slopes and the space along the railway track were also used for open defecation. The drain pipes of the slums were left on the slopes thus creating leakage issues. The railways demanded that the space above the tunnel be cleaned to ensure safety of commuters. Joshi added, “We started by tackling the solid waste problem. We started door-to-door garbage collection. Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal asked us to rope in students and youngsters and educate them on ill-effects of littering the area and open defecation. After we began door-to-door garbage collection in Bhaskar Nagar, 80 per cent of the garbage dumping on the tunnel stopped. We will do the same at Waghoba Nagar.” The corporation increased the number of toilets in the area to resolve the issue of night soil. Since September 12, the TMC has been manually cleaning the slopes and the newly acquired excavator was also deployed at several spots. Joshi added, “We have collected 300 tonnes of garbage which is around 3 lakh kgs. We roped in students for the plantation drive. Our aim is to maintain cleanliness and this can be done only by educating the people. We will also develop a drip irrigation system to ensure survival of plants.” Railways joins the movement The railways also joined in the cleanliness drive. An official from the railways said, “We have asked the corporation to carry out the cleaning work in presence of railway supervisors to ensure there is no damage to overhead wires and the local services are not disrupted. The corporation cannot begin the work without the presence of railway supervisors. Four men will be deployed by us and six by the TMC for the drive. We have also asked the corporation to dump all the garbage and waste removed from the spot, outside the railway limits.” He said that the railway have also asked the corporation to take care that none of the garbage or stone falls on the tracks. “There should also be no damage to the over head wires, existing ground utilities, storm water drains and cables,” the officer added.
Parsik tunnel Thane is almost garbage-free - Hindustan Times
2018-09-29Tribals protest for offensive verses in poem in Thane - United News of India
Tribals protest for offensive verses in poem in Thane Thane, Sep 29 (UNI) Thousands of tribals from Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Nashik districts in Maharashtra on Saturday held demonstration at the taluka headquarters here protesting the offensive verses in a poem. The Marathi poem, 'Pani Kasa Asta', written by Dinkar Manwar is included in Mumbai university's TYBA text book of Marathi has kicked up a controversy following an indecent remark is written on female from various sections.The protest was organised by the Shramajivi Sanghatana, an organistation which works for the uplift of tribals. Sanghatana chief, Vivek Pandit said the organization would file a criminal case against the poet and also the university. UNI XR NV AW JTS SHK1521.
2018-09-29Butterflies have Thane enthusiasts on their toes - Hindustan Times
Butterflies have Thane enthusiasts on their toes Thane’s rich green cover attracts various species of butterflies; groups plan weekend treks and nature trails Updated: Sep 30, 2018 00:37 IST When 21-year-old Nishant Naik embarked on his first butterfly trek, he couldn’t identify the different species of butterflies. By the end of the trek, he was curious to know more about butterflies. Naik’s interest in butterflies prompted him to join the small group of butterfly enthusiasts. The group — comprising members from 20 to 60 year old — meets every weekend at a butterfly park or garden, take photos and discuss all about butterflies. Starting October, the weekend mornings for enthusiasts are occupied. “I learned a lot after joining the group and exploring other places. In the city gardens and farms, we only find the common species of butterflies. Visiting forests is a must to know more about butterflies,” added Naik. Shyamal Kumar Laha, 66, travels from Ghatkopar to Thane most weekends to spot butterflies. He has travelled across the country to spot butterflies but his favourite place in Thane. “One can spot a variety of butterflies at Dattaji Salvi Garden in Kopri and Nagla forest. I have been interested in butterflies since my childhood but I took it up seriously was only after I retired that,” said Laha. Recently, he was in Arunachal Pradesh for a butterfly trail and sessions for youngsters. “It is fun to come with like-minded enthusiasts on a trail every week. We share our knowledge thus making the trails interesting,” said Laha, recalling that there used to be a small garden on Thane College campus where one could spot many butterflies. Owalekar Wadi on Ghodbunder Road is famous for spotting butterflies. It teems with visitors every weekend. Owned by butterfly enthusiast Rajendra Owalekar, the butterfly garden has around 100 species of butterfly. Owalekar is also a part of the group. “Every weekend, we pick a spot in Thane and inform the others in our group. We all come together to explore about the various species of butterfly within Thane and we also study their habitat. We also help young enthusiasts know more about nectar plants in the commonly found spots,” said Owalekar. Thane, with its many gardens and good expanse of green cover, attracts a lot of butterflies. Yuwaraj Gurjar, a butterfly expert, claims to have spotted 50 species in two hours at Nagla one day. “The abundant forest cover in Thane helps us spot a variety of butterflies. As butterflies are cold blooded they bask in the sunlight to warm up before flying. The ideal time to spot butterflies is around 7am to 9am,” he said. Gurjar has downloaded an app that gives all information about butterflies. “Thane residents are lucky to have butterfly sightings in the heart of the city,” he said. The 2-acre butterfly farm on Ghodbunder road is famous for butterfly sightings. Started in 1996, this used to be a paddy field of the Owalekar family. Around 100 species of butterfly have been spotted at the Owalekar Wadi which is open only on Sundays from 8.30am to 12.30pm. However, educational tours for schools are often conducted on Thursdays. The Blue Mormon is a common sight here. “This is the appropriate season to spot the Blue Mormon. From September till December due to heavy rains in the hilly areas, the butterfly breeds more at the ground level,” added Owalekar. Spot butterflies in Thane • Yeoor forest An extension of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Yeoor has 120 species of butterflies. Blue Mormon, the blue oak leaf, the bright jezebel, tiger butterfly and common sailor have been spotted here. • Nagla forest Nagla comprises a good cover of mangrove vegetation as well as forests. It has more than 150 species of butterflies here. It is popular for the seasonal butterfly and also others such as Common Yellow Grass butterfly, Blue Tiger, Common Sailor Butterfly and Orange tip. The Atlas Moth is also is often spotted here. Contact: To visit both the forests, prior permission is necessary from the Nature Information Centre at SGNP. Before visiting contact 022-28847800 or mail to nicsgnp78@gmail.com or visit the SGNP website. Gardens where butterfly can be spotted • Dattaji Salvi Garden at Kopri Located adjacent to the service road, the park is rich in fruit-bearing flowers. School students come here for their industrial visits here. It is a common spot for photographer, bird watchers and butterfly lovers. Depending on the season, around 30 species of butterfly are spotted here. • Thane Biodiversity Park near Kasaravadavli in Ghodbunder Road During the peak season, one can find around 30 to 35 species of butterfly. Compared to forests, there is a less space to spread out so they congregate within the garden making it easier to spot. Best time to spot butterfly • October and November Number of species spotted in Thane • 168 Species found in Thane • Blue Mormon: Also known as Papilio polymnestor, blue mormon is the state butterfly of Maharashtra. It is a large swallowtail butterfly. • Grass Jewel: Also known as Chilades trochylus, it is one of the tiniest butterfly, commonly found in Africa. Ankita G Menon Hindustan Times Around 30 species of butterflies can be spotted at Dattaji Salvi Garden at Kopri.(Praful Gangurde/HT) When 21-year-old Nishant Naik embarked on his first butterfly trek, he couldn’t identify the different species of butterflies. By the end of the trek, he was curious to know more about butterflies. Naik’s interest in butterflies prompted him to join the small group of butterfly enthusiasts.The group — comprising members from 20 to 60 year old — meets every weekend at a butterfly park or garden, take photos and discuss all about butterflies.Starting October, the weekend mornings for enthusiasts are occupied. “I learned a lot after joining the group and exploring other places. In the city gardens and farms, we only find the common species of butterflies. Visiting forests is a must to know more about butterflies,” added Naik.Shyamal Kumar Laha, 66, travels from Ghatkopar to Thane most weekends to spot butterflies. He has travelled across the country to spot butterflies but his favourite place in Thane. A blue mormon spotted at Dattaji Salvi Garden in Kopri. (Praful Gangurde/HT) “One can spot a variety of butterflies at Dattaji Salvi Garden in Kopri and Nagla forest. I have been interested in butterflies since my childhood but I took it up seriously was only after I retired that,” said Laha.Recently, he was in Arunachal Pradesh for a butterfly trail and sessions for youngsters. “It is fun to come with like-minded enthusiasts on a trail every week. We share our knowledge thus making the trails interesting,” said Laha, recalling that there used to be a small garden on Thane College campus where one could spot many butterflies.Owalekar Wadi on Ghodbunder Road is famous for spotting butterflies. It teems with visitors every weekend. Owned by butterfly enthusiast Rajendra Owalekar, the butterfly garden has around 100 species of butterfly. Owalekar is also a part of the group. “Every weekend, we pick a spot in Thane and inform the others in our group. We all come together to explore about the various species of butterfly within Thane and we also study their habitat. We also help young enthusiasts know more about nectar plants in the commonly found spots,” said Owalekar.Thane, with its many gardens and good expanse of green cover, attracts a lot of butterflies. Yuwaraj Gurjar, a butterfly expert, claims to have spotted 50 species in two hours at Nagla one day. “The abundant forest cover in Thane helps us spot a variety of butterflies. As butterflies are cold blooded they bask in the sunlight to warm up before flying. The ideal time to spot butterflies is around 7am to 9am,” he said. Gurjar has downloaded an app that gives all information about butterflies. “Thane residents are lucky to have butterfly sightings in the heart of the city,” he said. Owalekar WadiButterfly garden at Ovalekar Wadi in Thane. (Praful Gangurde/HT) The 2-acre butterfly farm on Ghodbunder road is famous for butterfly sightings. Started in 1996, this used to be a paddy field of the Owalekar family. Around 100 species of butterfly have been spotted at the Owalekar Wadi which is open only on Sundays from 8.30am to 12.30pm. However, educational tours for schools are often conducted on Thursdays. The Blue Mormon is a common sight here. “This is the appropriate season to spot the Blue Mormon. From September till December due to heavy rains in the hilly areas, the butterfly breeds more at the ground level,” added Owalekar.Spot butterflies in Thane• Yeoor forestAn extension of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Yeoor has 120 species of butterflies. Blue Mormon, the blue oak leaf, the bright jezebel, tiger butterfly and common sailor have been spotted here. • Nagla forestNagla comprises a good cover of mangrove vegetation as well as forests. It has more than 150 species of butterflies here. It is popular for the seasonal butterfly and also others such as Common Yellow Grass butterfly, Blue Tiger, Common Sailor Butterfly and Orange tip. The Atlas Moth is also is often spotted here. Contact: To visit both the forests, prior permission is necessary from the Nature Information Centre at SGNP.Before visiting contact 022-28847800 or mail to nicsgnp78@gmail.com or visit the SGNP website.Gardens where butterfly can be spotted• Dattaji Salvi Garden at KopriLocated adjacent to the service road, the park is rich in fruit-bearing flowers. School students come here for their industrial visits here. It is a common spot for photographer, bird watchers and butterfly lovers. Depending on the season, around 30 species of butterfly are spotted here. • Thane Biodiversity Park near Kasaravadavli in Ghodbunder RoadDuring the peak season, one can find around 30 to 35 species of butterfly. Compared to forests, there is a less space to spread out so they congregate within the garden making it easier to spot.Best time to spot butterfly• October and NovemberNumber of species spotted in Thane• 168Species found in Thane• Blue Mormon: Also known as Papilio polymnestor, blue mormon is the state butterfly of Maharashtra. It is a large swallowtail butterfly.• Grass Jewel: Also known as Chilades trochylus, it is one of the tiniest butterfly, commonly found in Africa. First Published: Sep 30, 2018 00:33 IST tags Butterfly Butterfly Park more from mumbai Parsik tunnel in Thane is almost garbage-free Dear Bollywood, believe the victim Read more Gift stationery for less privileged TMC?schools score high on quality education after infrastructure upgrade IndiaWorldBusinessEducationAutosReal estate OpinionAnalysisColumnsEditorialsAuthors CitiesDelhiGurugramNoidaMumbaiBhopalChandigarhDehradunIndoreJaipurKolkataLucknowPatnaRanchiPune SportsCricketFootballTennisOthers EntertainmentMovie reviewsBollywoodHollywoodRegional moviesWorld cinemaTVMusicTabloid LifestyleSex & relationshipFitnessFashion & trendsArt & cultureTravelBooksBrunch TechTech ReviewsGadgets PhotosVideosEpaperinteractivesPunjab LivemintLivehindustanShineHTcampusDesimartiniht punjabiStudymateEnglishmateHTsyndicationbridge schoolht brand studioboard results Follow us on: Newsletter Register with Hindustan Times to get best news and articles Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. 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Butterflies have Thane enthusiasts on their toes - Hindustan Times
2018-09-29Thane to host Asia auto contest - The Hindu
Thane to host Asia auto contest Updated: September 29, 2018 04:14 IST Thane will be hosting the Asia Auto Gymkhana Competition 2018 (AAGC) on September 29 and 30 at Raymond drift track. Thirteen teams and 26 drivers from 10 countries have qualified for the second round, after the opening round in Bali. They will be driving identical kitted Volkswagen polo track cars. The motorsport depends on the driver’s skill and technique to navigate through a short, timed loop of obstacles and choreographed manoeuvers like 360-degree spins, figure-8s, J-turns and box-parking. The run is usually done under a minute and is a spectacle for viewers. The event is being organised in association with Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI). Dr. Kwong Yeung, president and CEO of AAGC, said, “This is a country of ambitious motorsport aspirants, there is a talented Indian driver line-up for round two.” Akbar Ibrahim, president of FMSCI, said that motorsport in the counry is still considered an expensive affair. Mr. Ibrahim said, “Starting from the grass-root level, we endeavour to cultivate this sport. We want to make the people, corporates and the authorities aware and supportive of it.”
2018-09-28Vehicle racket: Two Beed RTO officials held - Times of India
Vehicle racket: Two Beed RTO officials held Sep 28, 2018, 20:07 IST THANE: Thane police on Friday said that it had arrested two RTO officials from Maharashtra's Beed district in connection with a vehicle racket that reportedly runs into several crore rupees. Thane police had, in August, unearthed the racket which involved the sale of defective cars to customers with the help of fake sale and manufacturing certificates. Police, at the time, had arrested Navi Mumbai-resident Sachin Sonawane, who allegedly used to purchase cars with some defects from Mumbai-based car dealers and sell them to unsuspecting buyers by sprucing them up. A Beed RTO agent, Sayyed Shakir, was also arrested for allegedly preparing fake sale certificates and manufacturing certificates of the cars and getting them registered there, police had said in August. Addressing a press conference, deputy commissioner of police (Crime) Deepak Deoraj said that Beed RTO inspectors Rajendra Nikam and Nilesh Bhagure were arrested on September 25. He said that Nikam and Bhagure had facilitated the registration of such vehicles at the Beed RTO. Deoraj said that the value of the 34 cars seized so far in connection with the racket was Rs 2.24 crore, adding that the state exchequer had lost Rs 31.77 lakh in sales tax as well. The racket possibly extends to states like Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh and a probe was on in this regard, Deoraj said. A case has been registered in this connection at Narpoli police station in Bhiwandi in the district, an official said.
Vehicle racket: Two Beed RTO officials held - Times of India
2018-09-28Thane Municipal Corporation to set up inquiry into irregularities of park work - Hindustan Times
Thane Municipal Corporation?to set up inquiry into irregularities of park work Civic chief says ruling party also to be held accountable as project got approval twice Updated: Sep 29, 2018 00:26 IST The blame game on the irregularities of Old Thane New Thane park at Patlipada continued in the general body meeting on Friday. After the scam was highlighted in Thursday’s general body meeting, the issue refused to die down. It unanimously decided to set up an independent inquiry under additional commissioner, experts and general body members. Saying that the ruling party is also to be blamed, the civic commissioner on Friday claimed that the project was the dream project of the local MLA. Thane municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal claimed that the park was the election manifesto of the local MLA and the Shiv Sena who had threatened to protest if the corporation did not construct it. The project got approval from the general body and standing committee twice and they are equally responsible for it, said Jaiswal. Jaiswal told the general body that while inquiry should be conducted on the irregularities, action should be taken against everyone whom the report implicates — the civic engineer alone should not be made a scapegoat. Jaiswal said, “It is true that there will be an inquiry into the project and action will be taken against those found guilty. However, it is also important to know the origin of the park concept.” “The project was the dream project and election manifesto of the local MLA and the ruling party. The project was tabled in the general body twice for approval but no questions were raised on the work. The tenders too were approved in the standing committee. The notion of suspending one officer for a project, in which many others had an interest, is unfair,” said Jaiswal. Jaiswal said that if any elected representative, MLA or MP puts forth a project in future, none of the officers will be willing to take it forward. “The general body should think about hurling allegations against one officer. The inquiry will reveal many hidden truths and while the general body has demanded action against the officer, we want similar action to be taken against others who are found guilty as per the report.” We did not blame anyone, says Sena Following the allegations on the elected representatives of the ruling party and the promise to reveal the truth in the inquiry, the Sena immediately took a U turn. Leader of the House Naresh Mhaske, who had demanded action against the engineer on Thursday, said, “We did not blame the administration or any civic official. We only want an inquiry if there are irregularities. We do not want any CID-level inquiry. A committee with our officials and general body members along with experts can conduct the inquiry.” The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) lost some of their aggressiveness on Friday. But they were firm on inquiring how the project estimates were prepared, the rate analysis done and the actual work of the park carried out. JAISWAL’S TAKE The concept of the theme park at Manpada was mooted in 2007 but nothing happened till 2012-13. In 2013, local MLA Pratap Sarnaik again reviewed the concept and a rough estimate of the park was prepared. The general body gave in-principle approval to the proposal in 2014, but the question of funding was still unanswered. The corporation first decided to construct the park under build-operate-transfer, however there was no response for it. There was lot of pressure from the local MLA and other elected representatives to go ahead with the project as it was their dream project and election manifesto. The project finally got a green signal in December 2014. THE IRREGULARITIES As per the original tender document, the train installed at the park was supposed to have two engines and three bogies. It was supposed to accommodate 24 adults and 36 children and run at 30 km per hour. The train installed at the park is a toy train in which no human can fit in. The train is not operational. The tender also listed a 12-foot statute of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a 12-foot statue of Lord Shankar and an old armoured ship. The statues of Shivaji and Lord Shankar in the park are a one-foot statue. The boat kept in the creek is in tatters. The creek has no water. The Mumbra Devi temple, Ghodbunder fort and MH High School models, for which TMC was charged around Rs1.5crore, are nowhere in the garden. For both the projects, three companies filed the tenders with exactly the same bidding percent. The same consultant was appointed in both the projects. The tender was finalised with almost five percent less that the estimated cost.
Thane Municipal Corporation to set up inquiry into irregularities of park work - Hindustan Times
2018-09-28Housing society razes part of wall to rescue python - Times of India
Housing society razes part of wall to rescue python Sep 28, 2018, 23:06 IST THANE: A seven-feet-long Indian rock python that had strayed in a residential enclave in Thane since the last few days was finally rescued on Wednesday morning after a 45-minute search operation. According to members of the Eden Woods complex, few residents first saw the reptile slithering underneath a parked car a few days back. “It was night time and by the time residents could alert the authorities, the snake had managed to escape and hide somewhere in the sprawling society campus,” said T N Raghunatha, a resident of the complex. The reptile was later spotted by a resident on Wednesday morning around 9am near the society pump house after which the police and fire officials were immediately alerted along with a snake rescuer. “Pulling out the snake out of its hiding was not possible as it was heavy and equally aggressive,” said the rescuer Nilesh Sutar. Finally, the residents agreed to demolish a part of the wall and widen the cavity of the wall after which the snake was pulled out, nearly 45-minutes after the rescue operation had begun. Sutar said he will hand over the animal to the forest department that will release it in the wild. Meanwhile, residents who heaved a sigh of relief said this is the third incident of a snake rescue from their complex this year.
2018-09-28Deceased dengue patient's kin create ruckus at hospital - Times of India
Deceased dengue patient's kin create ruckus at hospital Sep 28, 2018, 23:07 IST THANE: Police had to be summoned to control a crowd of a patient’s relatives at Jupiter hospital, who turned hostile and created a ruckus after a 13-year girl died after four days of treatment for dengue on Thursday. The girl, who was wheeled into the private hospital on September 23 was said to be in a critical condition due to prolonged dengue fever. The police said that no complaint was registered by either the hospital or relatives of the deceased. “The relatives blamed the hospital for refusing access to the patient,” said a senior inspector.
Deceased dengue patient
2018-09-28Massive fire breaks out in godowns at Thane, Mumbai - Times Now
Massive fire breaks out in godowns at Thane, Mumbai 28 SEPTEMBER 2018 A fire broke out in 3 to 5 godowns in Acchar Gali in Thane's Mumbra area on Friday. Two fire tenders and two water tankers were rushed to the spot to douse the fire.
Massive fire breaks out in godowns at Thane, Mumbai - Times Now
2018-09-28Thane vehicle racket: Two RTO officials held - Hindustan Times
Thane vehicle racket: Two RTO officials held They used to sell the vehicles in different states at nominal rates. The accused made fake documents of 428 vehicles. Updated: Sep 29, 2018 00:30 IST Four people, including two regional transport office (RTO) inspectors, were arrested from Beed RTO office for running a racket to resell scrapped vehicles. The accused used to make duplicate form no 21 (selling certificate) and 22 (manufacturer certificate) and after registering the vehicle at Beed RTO. They used to sell the vehicles in different states at nominal rates. The accused made fake documents of 428 vehicles. The police have seized 34 vehicles, including cars, tempo, truck and buses, worth Rs2.2 crore. The racket led to Rs31.7 lakh loss of government revenue. Sachin Sonawane, 35, a scrap vehicle buyer, Sayyed Shakir Ahmed, 39, a RTO agent from Beed, were arrested on August 29. After questioning them, two RTO inspectors — Rajendra Nikam, 52, and Nilesh Bhagure, 37 —were arrested on Tuesday. Last month, a four-wheeler was stolen from Kogaon in Bhiwandi. While investigating the case, Thane crime branch officers got a tip-off that the Beed RTO sells scrapped vehicles. We studied how it works and how the vehicles are being sold to customers. “We found the involvement of RTO agents and inspectors in the racket. The accused had been running the racket since 2010. They have sold many vehicles and we are tracking them and checking their documents. As per legal orders, we will scrap those vehicles,” said Shital Raut, senior police inspector from Thane crime branch unit -2. The police said Sonawane used to go to private car company auctions and after purchasing cars and other heavy vehicles, he used to alert Ahmed, who is an agent. He used get the RTO inspector to make fake certificates and register them at Beed RTO. The scrapped vehicles include private and commercial ones. Deputy commissioner of police, Thane, (crime), Dipak Devraj said, “We have arrested four accused. We are in process of tracking other vehicles which are registered under fake certificates and documents.”
Thane vehicle racket: Two RTO officials held - Hindustan Times
2018-09-28Alert motorman rescues hurt commuter fallen on tracks - Times of India
Alert motorman rescues hurt commuter fallen on tracks An alert Central Railway motorman went beyond the call of duty to rescue an injured commuter lying on the tracks between Diva and Mumbra and get him prompt medical attention on Friday morning. Sep 29, 2018, 04:18 IST THANE: An alert Central Railway motorman went beyond the call of duty to rescue an injured commuter lying on the tracks between Diva and Mumbra and get him prompt medical attention on Friday morning. P D Loke, piloting a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-bound semi-fast local, halted his train on spotting the injured man and signalled a Kalyan-bound train to halt and transport the victim to the nearest station for treatment. "We had crossed Diva when I spotted the man lying lifeless in a trench between the two tracks. I applied the brakes and alerted the guard, M D Alam. We signalled a train running in the opposite direction to halt and take in the injured man," the motorman told TOI. An official from the government railway police at Dombivli said railway staff brought in the passenger, identified as Pankaj Maurya. The victim was on his way to work at an Andheri-based IT firm. "He is too traumatised to speak now. But we are thankful to the railway staff for the timely help," a relative told TOI on Friday. "The prompt action by Loke and Alam is commendable and we will recommend their names for a reward," said Sunil Udasi, chief PRO, Central Railways.
2018-09-27Thane Woman Allegedly Strangles Infant Daughter After Fight With Husband - NDTV
Thane Woman Allegedly Strangles Infant Daughter After Fight With Husband The couple, residing in Bopar village, used to have frequent fights as the man doubted his wife's character, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said Updated: September 27, 2018 18:36 IST THANE: A woman allegedly killed her one-year-old daughter after a quarrel with her husband in Thane, Maharashtra, police said today. The couple, residing in Bopar village, used to have frequent fights as the man doubted his wife's character, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. They again had a quarrel yesterday late night following which the 24-year-old woman allegedly strangled the infant when her husband was not at home. She then dumped the body in bushes near their house, Ms Narkar said. When the husband returned and did not find the baby at home, he asked his wife. She gave evasive answers, the police said. Suspecting something amiss, he searched for the child and later found the body in the bushes, she said. Based on his complaint, the Manpada police arrested the woman today morning and registered offences against her under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence).
2018-09-27Thane: Woman kills baby daughter after tiff with husband - Times of India
Thane: Woman kills baby daughter after tiff with husband Sep 27, 2018, 17:49 IST THANE: A woman allegedly killed her one-year-old daughter after a quarrel with her husband here in Maharashtra, police said on Thursday. The couple, residing in Bopar village, used to have frequent fights as the man doubted his wife's character, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. They again had a quarrel on Wednesday following which the 24-year-old woman allegedly strangulated the infant when her husband was not at home and dumped the body in bushes near their house, Narkar said. When the husband returned and did not find the child at home, he enquired with his wife who gave evasive replies. Suspecting something amiss, he searched for the child and later found the body in the bushes, she said. Based on his complaint, the Manpada police arrested the woman Thursday morning and registered offences against her under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence).
Thane: Woman kills baby daughter after tiff with husband - Times of India
2018-09-276.5 feet long python enters Thane residential complex - Times of India
6.5 feet long python enters Thane residential complex A roughly 6.5-feet long python had slithered into a plush residential complex in Eden Woods near Hiranandani Meadows in Thane Thursday morning around 9am. The reptile was later rescued by animal lovers. Sep 27, 2018, 12:48 IST THANE: A roughly 6.5-feet long python had slithered into a plush residential complex in Eden Woods near Hiranandani Meadows in Thane Thursday morning around 9am. The reptile was later rescued by animal lovers. Residents informed the snake was spotted inside the pump room in front of Birch House building and finally captured alive by a rescuer after a 45-minute- long effort as the reptile initially refused to budge from its perch. "The python was hiding in a cavity of the pump room wall and wasn't coming out easily after which the rescuers broke open the cavitt to widen it and then pull it out," informed a resident of the complex.
6.5 feet long python enters Thane residential complex - Times of India
2018-09-2712-hour water cut on Friday, Saturday in Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa - Times of India
12-hour water cut on Friday, Saturday in Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa Sep 28, 2018, 00:15 IST THANE: Twelve-hour water cuts divided into two parts will be imposed in homes and commercial outlets at Thane, Mumbra and Kalwa on Friday and Saturday. Officials said that some parts of Mumbra and Kalwa will face water cut on Friday from 8am to 9pm due to repair of the MIDC pipeline. Pockets of Ghodbundar Road will not receive water on Saturday from 9am to 9pm for repair of the pump at STEM.
12-hour water cut on Friday, Saturday in Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa - Times of India
2018-09-27Thane Crime: Man arrested for abducting, sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl on Ganpati Visarjan day - Free Press Journal
Thane Crime: Man arrested for abducting, sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl on Ganpati Visarjan day Sep 27, 2018 11:01 am The Thane Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl. The 3-year-old was abducted on the Ganpati Visarjan Day and was taken to a deserted place where the accused forced himself on the girl. According to Indian Express, the accused has been identified as Vinod Kaivat (30). The incident took place on September 23 in Thane. The cops have said that the girl had slipped out of her house when Ganpati Visarjan processions were passing by. “When her family started looking for her and couldn’t find her, they alerted the neighbours and the police,” said an officer. The next day, the girl was found in a deserted area by some locals. An officer told the leading daily, “Some local residents heard a child crying and when they went to check, they found that the man was trying to force himself on the girl.” The accused was brought to the police station by the local residents, after which he confessed of abducting the girl. The accused however claimed that he has not raped the girl. Vinod Kaivat told the cops that he was in an inebriated condition when he took her to the deserted place. The police are now waiting for the medical reports of the girl. Vinod Kaivat has been remanded in police custody till September 29, and the police have booked him for the abduction and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offense Act.
Thane Crime: Man arrested for abducting, sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl on Ganpati Visarjan day - Free Press Journal
2018-09-27Thane park project mired in graft allegations - Hindustan Times
Thane park project mired in graft allegations Train at theme park was supposed to be operational but it’s a miniature; statues were to be bigger Updated: Sep 28, 2018 00:49 IST Six months after the city’s first theme park opened, irregularities into the work have come to the fore. Old Thane New Thane park at Patlipada was built at a cost of Rs16 crore — out of which Thane Municipal Corporation has paid Rs11 crore without verifying the work done. On Thursday, the general body meeting brought out the irregularities by showing the original tender and work order copy of the theme park. The original tender stated that the park will have a train with two engines and accommodate 24 adults and 36 people. The corruption in the work was raised by NCP corporator Najib Mullah. “As per the original tender document, the train was supposed to have two engines and three bogies. It was supposed to accommodate 24 adults and 36 children and run at 30 km per hour. The train installed at the park is a toy train in which no human can fit in. The train is not operational,” Mullah said. The tender also listed a 12-foot statute of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a 12-foot statue of Lord Shankar and an old armoured ship. “The statues of Shivaji and Lord Shankar in the park are a one-foot statue. The boat kept in the creek is in tatters. The creek has no water. The Mumbra Devi temple, Ghodbunder fort and MH High School models, for which TMC was charged around Rs1.5crore, are nowhere in the garden,” said Mullah. The general body revealed startling information wherein the concerned contractor had billed Rs36 lakh for a Rs. 2.15 lakh work. The work was related to the gardening at theme park. While the consultant has blamed it on a printing mistake in the original tender document, the general body has demanded suspension of the engineer concerned and criminal case against the consultant. Opposition leader Milind Patil said the cost of Ghodbunder fort was almost Rs80 lakh, which could have being spent on restoration of the actual fort. Mullah alleged that corruption has also surfaced in Bollywood theme park undertaken by the same consultant. He alleged that there has being corruption in the work and the entire tender process was rigged. “For both the projects, three companies filed the tenders with exactly the same bidding percent. The same consultant was appointed in both the projects. The tender was finalised with almost five percent less that the estimated cost,” said Mullah. The corporation had approved a proposal for Rs2 crore for the theme park in 2015. “The budget increased to Rs16 crore which the TMC paid entirely from its own coffers,” said Mullah. The public works department of the TMC claimed that they have withheld some amount and have started verifying the murals and models in the park from the JJ School of Arts. “It is true that there has been certain changes in the park, the items delivered are not as per promised. We have begun a third party audit on what were changed. We have also asked the JJ School of Art to look at the murals, statues and model and will make the payment only after their report. We have paid Rs11 crore so far. Based on the third-party audit, we will take action against engineers, consultant and contractor,” said Anil Patil, city engineer Naresh Mhaske, leader of the House, said, “The administration is supposed to inform the general body if there is any difference in the budget. There is no clarification under which head the budget was approved, nor were we given any intimation. This is a violation of the municipal corporation act.”
Thane park project mired in graft allegations - Hindustan Times
2018-09-27WedFine helping couples celebrate in style with affordable banquet halls in Thane - MENAFN.COM
WedFine helping couples celebrate in style with affordable banquet halls in Thane 9/27/2018 7:17:04 PM WedFine, has announced the addition of amazing, affordable banquet halls for weddings in Thane WedFine is one of the leading wedding planning solutions providers that is poised with helping couples and their families have a wonderful day guiding them through every step of the way and ensuring that the day is as stress-free and wonderful as possible, consequently giving the couples the kind of celebration they deserve. As part of WedFine's aims of helping couples have a wonderful wedding ceremony without having to break the bank, the company recently added popular, amazing marriage and party halls in Thane to its collections, allowing couples to easily choose from the available options. Wedding is one of the most important celebrations in life and every couple as well as families and friends go the extra mile to ensure that the day is not just as a success but remains in the memory of the celebrants, attendees, and their loved ones for as long as possible. One of the major aspects of planning a wedding and ensuring it is a success is choosing the wedding venue. This is so as it is important to choose the most suitable wedding venue that will ensure all attendees are comfortable and well catered to. It is also important to have a venue that ensures that couples do not go overboard with their spending. Unfortunately, the combination of affordability, comfort, and quality is somewhat rare when it comes to choosing a wedding venue. This is where WedFine is looking to change the narrative and ease the process of choosing a wedding venue while ensuring that couples do not spend their entire savings on their weddings by offering an easy and user-friendly wedding venue search engine platform with more than 1000 options for wedding venues in Mumbai. The recent addition of some of the most popular banquet halls in Thane to their database is a testament to the platform's dedication to helping couples have a memorable yet affordable ceremony without going through the stressful and timeconsuming process of looking for the right venue as they can start the search from the comfort of their homes or offices. The newly listed halls come in different sizes and prices, ensuring that every couple that intends to have a wonderful ceremony in Thane can have their dreams come true and start the happily ever after journey in their choice location. Some of the banquet halls currently listed on WedFine.com include All Heavens Banquet, The Blue Roof Club and Spa, Velvet Garden and Lawn, Kiaraa Banquet, Exotica The Tropica Retreat, and Ceremony Banquet Thane, amongst others. A quick view of each of the venue is available on the website. In addition to providing couples-to-be with a plethora of wedding venues, WedFine also helps in other aspects of the planning process including shopping, choosing wedding card, and offering helpful tips and advices to make the event fun-filled and memorable. More information about the services offered by WedFine can be found on their website . WedFine is also available on Facebook , Twitter (https://twitter.com/wedfine), and YouTube . Media Contact Company Name: WedFine Portals Pvt. Ltd. Contact Person: Mrudang Mathuria Email: Send Email Phone: +91 9920244202 Country: India Website: https://www.wedfine.com/banquet-halls/mumbai/thane
2018-09-26Godrej Properties adds new project in Thane - Business Standard
Godrej Properties adds new project in Thane Last Updated at September 26, 2018 09:50 IST Godrej Properties announced the addition of a new project in Ghodbunder Road, Thane. Spread across 4 acres, this project will offer approximately 65,000 square meters (approximately 0. 7 million square feet) of saleable area comprising mainly of modern residential apartments of various configurations. This deal is an outright purchase of land along with Godrej Fund Management.
Godrej Properties adds new project in Thane - Business Standard
2018-09-26Couple Arrested For Holding Woman Captive In Thane - NDTV
Couple Arrested For Holding Woman Captive In Thane The couple brought the victim, who also hails from West Bengal, in Thane around 15 days back and allegedly kept her in captivity at their home, said police. Updated: September 26, 2018 18:51 IST The police is investigating why the victim was brought to Thane and held captive Thane, Maharashtra: A couple has been arrested for allegedly holding a 30-year-old woman captive at their home in Thane, Maharashtra, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, the Thane police's anti-human trafficking cell (AHTC) rescued the victim from the couple's flat in Mumbra town and arrested the duo Tuesday evening, AHTC's senior police inspector Ravindra Doundkar said. He said the accused man, Anichur Panchu Mulla, 47, hailing from West Bengal, married a woman from Bangladesh, Muskan Anisur Mulla, 26, and brought her to India without valid documents. The couple later brought the victim, who also hails from West Bengal, in Thane around 15 days back and allegedly kept her in captivity at their home, Mr Doundkar said. The police are probing why the victim was brought to Thane and held captive. The accused have been booked under IPC section 365 (kidnapping with an intent to secretly and wrongfully confine person) and relevant provisions of the Indian Passport Act and the Foreigners Act, Mr Doundkar said. During the investigation, it came to light that the victim's father had filed a missing person's complaint at a police station in West Bengal, he added.
Couple Arrested For Holding Woman Captive In Thane - NDTV
2018-09-26Now, Thane traffic cops to file FIR for driving on wrong side - Times of India
Now, Thane traffic cops to file FIR for driving on wrong side Updated: Sep 27, 2018, 00:35 IST THANE: In a new move, the Thane traffic department has decided to penalise the motorists driving and riding vehicles on the opposite lane by registering FIR against such them. The Thane police commissioner has asked the traffic department to show no mercy on the violators and directly register a police complaint instead of collecting fine or taking their license. This strict initiative has been started so that the accidents are avoided. “We started taking strict actions by registering a FIR against riders who drove on the opposite lane as this not only leads to huge traffic congestion but at times that can even lead to accidents. We have done many awareness camps urging people to follow traffic rules but they do not obey them which is why accidents occur. The department has started taking actions from Monday and so far we have covered areas like Bhiwandi, Ambernath and Mumbra. The accused who are booked can be put behind bars for six months,” said Amit Kale, DCP at the Thane traffic department. So far actions have been taken on 11 vehicles. They were booked under section 279 of the Indian Penal Code and under the motor vehicle act 184. On Wednesday, a Dombivli resident who was driving in a high-end luxury car at Mumbra was booked for rash driving and a complaint was registered against him by the Mumbra traffic department. “The accused Anand Dubey was heading from Desai village towards Kalyan Phata when he took the opposite late, which could have led to an accident. So we registered a FIR against him under section 279 of IPC and even took his license,” said Sambhaji Jadhav, inspector from the traffic department. The traffic officials claimed that they are hoping to come across less violators after this as people would now be scared to break the law.
2018-09-26'IS fighter drug' was to be exported - Times of India
'IS fighter drug' was to be exported Updated: Sep 27, 2018, 00:28 IST THANE: Investigators probing the seizure of ISIS fighter drug Tramadol found that the drug was manufactured at pharmaceutical company in Indore and the syndicate reportedly had plan to ship the consignment to various European countries as well as United States. Pradeep Sharma, the senior inspector of the anti extortion cell informed that its a well-oiled cartel linked to overseas drug mafia. “We are investigating the facts,” said Sharma. The accused have been identified as Mayur Mehta, 46, a Mumbai resident is the alleged transporter while Romil Vaz, 49, Byculla resident looks after the export, Deepak Kothari, 52, Ahmedabad is the investor and Santosh Pandey, Kudus resident is the manufacturer. “The 9,800 strips seized from Mehta was manufactured in Indore. It was found that Kothari had invested money for manufacturing the drug. Pandey has a office in Thane's Wagle Estate area US Pharma services 41, specially for the exports,” said a police officer. “Kothari is a builder from Ahmedabad and it suspected there could be an unholy nexus of drug peddling,” said a cop.
2018-09-26Man gets 7-yr RI for raping teenage schoolgirl - Times of India
Man gets 7-yr RI for raping teenage schoolgirl Sep 26, 2018, 22:12 IST Thane: A 31-year-old man from Kajuwadi, found guilty of raping a teenage schoolgirl, has been convicted and sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment (RI). The accused, Devendra Gupta, was fined Rs 15,000 by district judge P P Jadhav in the order. Prosecutor Vivek Kadu told the court that on October 2, 2015, the victim then 16 years of age was at home in the noon. “The girl’s father had gone out for work and his brother was out playing. The mother had stepped out for some chore when the accused, who lived in the neighbourhood, entered the victim’s room and after covering her mouth with her dupatta touched her inappropriately despite her pushing him away. He then raped her,” the prosecution told the court. When the victim’s mother returned and tried to enter the locked room, the accused got scared and hid in the loft of the house. The girl then opened the door and narrated the incident to her mother, who then called up the victim’s father. Meanwhile, the neighbours also gathered at their house and pulled out the accused from his hiding. He, howeverm escaped while being beaten up by the irate mob, the prosecution told the court. The victim then went with her parents to the police station and filed a complaint against the accused, who was subsequently arrested. The victim’s lawyer refuted the allegations and after hearing both the sides, the judge noted, “From the cross examination of the victim it is brought on record by the defence itself that even prior to the incident the accused had taken the victim to various other places where he raped her.” “It is clear that the accused took disadvantage of the victim, who was unaware of the consequences. Under such circumstances considering the age of the victim, her consent is no consent in the eyes of law,” noted the judge.
2018-09-26'General physicians first to identify patients suffering from mental health' - Times of India
General physicians first to identify patients suffering from mental health Sep 26, 2018, 22:11 IST Thane: The Institute of Psychological Health (IPH) conducted a seminar for general physicians so that they are able to identify patients suffering from mental illnesses as they are the first ones, who encounter such patients. Experts from IPH said that these physicians are close to the family members and it is easier for them to talk about mental health issues and guide these individuals to seek help of a mental expert if needed. “These general physicians are the front line of mental health as many families are close to them and they are aware of each one’s behaviour. So, when something is not right with a family member or if they are having any problems which they cannot deal with or are stressed, then they openly talk about the same to their family doctors. This makes it easier for these professionals to identify the patients who are showing any signs of mental illness and could guide them to seek help,” said Dr Anand Nadkarni, psychiatrist and founder of IPH. During this session the professionals were explained as to how some change in the behavioural pattern could hint to a particular mental health issue. “If the person is showing decompensation in productivity, happiness and relationships, then one should understand that the individual needs a mental health expert to review him. Also, as some still consider it as a taboo to visit a psychiatrist or psychologist, one can inform the patient that they need to seek help of an emotional health consultant,” added Dr Nadkarni. The general physicians, who attended the session mentioned that they do come across people on a daily basis, who are mentally disturbed but at times do not know how to guide them. “We come across many such individuals, but are not sure as to how we could guide them but the session helped us understand how change in a few words can make a difference to make the person understand. Also, we have always focused on the physical wellbeing of a person but by learning about mental health we can help many to have a good emotional health,” said Dr Veerashri Hembade, general physician. These general physicians are the front line of mental health as many families are close to them and they are aware of each one’s behaviour. So, when something is not right with a family member or if they are having any problems which they cannot deal with or are stressed, then they openly talk about the same to their family doctors. This makes it easier for these professionals to identify the patients who are showing any signs of mental illness and could guide them to seek help.
2018-09-26Rs. 5-cr. 'ISIS drug' seized in Thane, 4 arrested - The Hindu
Rs. 5-cr. ‘ISIS drug’ seized in Thane, 4 arrested UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 04:08 IST The Thane Police Crime Branch has arrested four people for allegedly possessing large quantities of Tramadol, which was banned in the country earlier this year. Also known as ‘ISIS drug’, Tramadol is said to be a painkiller so potent that it is used by fighters of the Islamic State (IS). An Anti Extortion Cell team led by Senior Police Inspector Pradeep Sharma seized the drugs from Thane (West) on Tuesday. An officer said, “We have seized 20,000 strips of Tramadol, each with 10 tablets, worth around Rs. 5 crore. The drugs have been illegally manufactured.” Based on a tip off, four residents of Thane were picked up for questioning on Monday. Their interrogation led to the seizure of the drugs. The Thane Crime Branch is now trying to find out the the source and intended recipients of the drugs. The arrested accused were produced in court on Tuesday afternoon and remanded in police custody till October 1. Tramadol was declared a controlled substance under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in April this year. The Union government’s action was based on a Narcotics Control Bureau report which said the drug was internationally smuggled to groups suspected to be supplying it to the IS.
2018-09-26Thane: Four arrested with contraband drugs worth Rs 12 lakh - The Indian Express
Thane: Four arrested with contraband drugs worth Rs 12 lakh According to sources, the four were held with 1,800 strips of tramadol hydrochloride tablets on Monday night. Published: September 27, 2018 4:37:26 am Four men, including a builder from Ahmedabad, were arrested by Thane police on Monday for allegedly possessing contraband drugs worth over Rs 12 lakh. They had sourced the drugs from Indore, the police said. According to sources, the four were held with 1,800 strips of tramadol hydrochloride tablets on Monday night. “We had information based on which we caught Mayur Mehta, a Mumbai resident, from Brahmand in Thane. He then led us to the others who have been identified as Romel Laurence Vaz, Santosh Pandey and Deepak Kothari. Kothari is a builder from Ahmedabad. The others are from Mumbai and Thane,” said Pradeep Sharma, senior inspector, anti-extortion cell, Thane. The drugs were reportedly packed in large boxes and transported from Indore to Thane, the police said. “The drugs were being brought to Thane to be smuggled. The men were running a syndicate of supplying the drugs to foreign countries,” Sharma said. The drug, also known as Fighter Drug, is used by ISIS, Sharma said. “Our intelligence shows that the terrorist group provides all of its recruits with strips of this drug. It acts as a numbing agent and even in case of severe injuries, there is no pain felt by the consumer of the drug,” Sharma said. “We are investigating where the men were trying to sell the drugs,” he added. The Indian government had listed the drug as a contraband substance in April this year, sources said.
Thane: Four arrested with contraband drugs worth Rs 12 lakh - The Indian Express
2018-09-25Despite high court ban, DJs still played in a few Thane processions on 10th day - Times of India
Despite high court ban, DJs still played in a few Thane processions on 10th day Sep 25, 2018, 22:40 IST Thane: The Ganpati idol immersion processions on Anant Chaturdashi in Thane remained a noisy affair with the sound levels hitting an ear-splitting 100 decibels, thanks to the blatant use of blaring DJ and other musical systems by the organisers. Anti-noise activist Dr Mahesh Bedekar who recorded the decibel levels during the festive processions said there was blatant use of DJ and sound systems despite a Bombay High Court order restraining them last week. The activist who toured the city through the evening on Sunday till midnight rued that despite police presence, the officials seemed to be doing precious little to curb the rising noise levels. The readings, accessed by this newspaper, revealed that areas like Panchpakhadi, Pokhran junction and even Ram Maruti road witnessed noise levels going way beyond the prescribed limits. The evening time at Ram Maruti road saw 90dB noise which scaled up to 100dB till midnight with banjo, dhol tasha and speakers adding to the noise nuisance. The Pokhran-2 junction and the Talaopali also saw high noise levels reaching 100dB between 10pm to midnight. The Gokhale Road, Cadbury junction, Vishnunagar and even the Upvan lake premises saw high noise levels thanks to the use of the traditional orchestra and speakers that amplified the sound readings to 95dB, revealed the readings. The noise readings outside the Thane municipal corporation headquarters at Panchpakhadi also touched 100dB around 10:40pm. “The processions were no doubt noisy. Despite restriction, the use of DJ and banjo on speakers was witnessed even though the numbers were less by around 40% compared to last. There was police presence at several spots in the city but they failed to take any decibel readings or even enforcing the organisers to reduce the sound levels,” said Dr Bedekar. Meanwhile, as many as 11,000 idols were immersed at various natural and artificial visarjan spots in the lake city till early on Monday. There was no instances of law and order during the immersion process, informed the Thane police and the municipal officials.
2018-09-25Toll collection commences, so does traffic jam - Times of India
Toll collection commences, so does traffic jam Sep 25, 2018, 22:41 IST Thane: Commuters were inconvenienced with traffic as many took around 40 minutes to cross half a kilometre stretch from Kopri bridge to Anand Nagar toll plaza after toll collection commenced again. The state government had suspended toll collection for a month owing to Ganesh Chaturthi and restarted it on Monday. The traffic snarls extended upto the Cadbury junction. “It was expected that once the toll collection starts we are again going to face congestion and so left home a little early, but the jam was more than we had anticipated due to which we got delayed. It took us around two hours to reach Mumbai while earlier when the toll was discontinued it used to take a little more than an hour,” said Atul G, resident of Pokhran Road 1. Commuters were relieved from traffic that decreased after almost four months as the Mumbra bypass was thrown open and heavy vehicles were not allowed to use the internal city roads. Traffic authorities said that the congestion had increased by around 40 per cent after the toll collection resumed and the backlog of it went up to Cadbury junction, which led to more congestion. “When toll collection was discontinued, vehicles were able to cross the stretch at a go, but now they again have to halt and this results in huge snarls. In order to decrease the congestion we had opened two opposite lanes for the vehicles heading towards Mumbai but even that did not have much of an impact,” said a traffic official. Commuters even faced visibility problems due to dust during the morning peak hours. “Dust particles probably settled on the spot as after the pothole filling work was done, the authorities did not clean the area. This affected the vehicles resulting in low visibility and one had to slow down. However, after crossing the toll plaza one could easily drive at the speed of 60km/hour,” said Rajesh Master, resident of Hiranandani Estate. Traffic situation in the evening was similar and post 6pm the traffic snarls before Anand Nagar toll plaza from Mumbai to Thane stretched upto 2km. Commuters were also getting stuck on the Kopri bridge for over 10 minutes. It was expected that once the toll collection starts we are again going to face congestion and so left home a little early, but the jam was more than we had anticipated due to which we got delayed. It took us around two hours to reach Mumbai while earlier when the toll was discontinued it used to take a little more than an hour.
2018-09-25Robotic arm clearing garbage from areas along Parsik hill slopes - Times of India
Robotic arm clearing garbage from areas along Parsik hill slopes Sep 25, 2018, 22:41 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has deployed a robotic arm to help clean the muck from inaccessible areas along the Parsik hill slopes above the Central Railway (CR) fast tracks at Mumbra. The hi-tech imported machine can effortlessly access the treacherous hill slopes and move 360 degrees transporting muck or garbage, which is scooped out from the stretch. While the settlements were removed by the authorities last year, the tonnes of garbage that were dumped by the slum dwellers at the spot continued to pose a problem for the tunnel underneath. While the railways and TMC were planning to take action, the issue got traction after it was raised during a meeting between the railway minister and elected representatives recently following which the CR requested the civic body to clear the stretch soon. Accordingly, TMC deployed the diesel-powered robotic machine that moves on wheels and can be stationed even on slopes to remove the garbage. The cost of the machine is Rs 6 crore. The machine was brought into the city a fortnight ago and put into service recently and has been successful in clearing muck off 50 metre areas on a daily basis. So far, it has cleared 45 tonnes of garbage, said officials, who are confident of cleaning up the area by October 2. “We are working on clearing off the entire stretch of garbage dumped here and want to convert it into a picnic zone,” said a senior civic official. Meanwhile, the CR has deployed its staff to coordinate with the TMC officers and supervise parts where the machine is operational near railway tracks to avoid any untoward incident. “The issue was raised during a meeting between the railway minister and elected representatives recently after which the CR requested the TMC to clear off the stretch soon,” said a railway official.
2018-09-25Hotel employee found dead near Kapurbawdi - Times of India
Hotel employee found dead near Kapurbawdi Sep 25, 2018, 22:44 IST Thane: In a freak incident, body of a 28-year-old restaurant employee was behind a hotel in Kapurbawdi area. Cops said, body of Tapas Chanda of West Bengal was found lying on the ground near the gas cylinders in the hotel at Kapurbawdi area. When the CCTV footage was checked, it was seen that someone was throwing the body in the hotel at about 4:00am. Investigations are on and cops are waiting for the post mortem reports. A case of murder has been registered at Kapurbawadi police station under sections 302 of the IPC againskt the unidentified persons.
2018-09-25FYJC students get final chance to grab remaining 297 vacant seats - Times of India
FYJC students get final chance to grab remaining 297 vacant seats Sep 25, 2018, 22:44 IST Thane: As many as 297 seats are still vacant across the top seven city colleges in the first-come-first-serve (FCFS) round three of first-year-junior college (FYJC) admission process that began on Monday. According to the data, out of 297, 209 seats are found to be vacant in the science stream, 78 in Arts and 10 in commerce across seven city-based junior colleges . With 72 seats still on offer, Shubham Raje Junior college of Science and Commerce has the highest number of seats vacant in their science field for the final leg of the FYJC admission procedure, followed by 32 seats in St. John Baptist High school for the same field. Officials have advised students to select whichever college that they might attain in this FCFS round three as it is the last opportunity for the aspirants to get into an institute. Dinesh Joshi, a member of the Centralized Admission Process Committee (CAP) said, “This is the final chance for students to secure a seat. Since most of the colleges have hardly any seats left, candidates can’t afford to be picky. The round is not only open for those who are yet to be allotted a seat but also for candidates who have appeared in July. Also the ATKT students are permitted to fill their forms in this round.”
2018-09-25Minor's Consent Is "No Consent In Eyes Of Law" In Rape Cases, Says Court - NDTV
Minor's Consent Is "No Consent In Eyes Of Law" In Rape Cases, Says Court District Judge PP Jadhav, in his order issued on September 12, sentenced the accused, Devendra Gupta, to one-year rigorous imprisonment for house trespass. Updated: September 25, 2018 11:00 IST Thane court has observed that a minor's consent is "no consent in the eyes of law" Thane: A court in Maharashtra's Thane has observed that a minor's consent is "no consent in the eyes of law", while awarding seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 31-year-old man for raping a teen girl in 2015. District Judge PP Jadhav, in his order issued on September 12, also sentenced the accused, Devendra Gupta, to one-year rigorous imprisonment for house trespass. Both the sentences will run concurrently, the court said. According to the prosecution, the incident took place on October 2, 2015 when the survivor, then aged 16 years and studying in Class 11, was alone at her home in Thane's Kajuwadi locality as her parents and brother had gone out. While the girl was cooking food, the accused, a resident of the same locality, sneaked into the house, latched the door, gagged the girl and raped her.When the survivor's mother knocked on the door, the accused became scared and tried to hide himself in the house. The survivor opened the door and narrated the incident to her mother. In the meantime, their neighbours also gathered and caught hold of the accused and thrashed him, but he managed to escape, the prosecution said. The survivor, along with her parents, then went to the Vartak Nagar police station and filed a complaint against the accused who was subsequently arrested, the prosecution said. Judge Jadhav said it has come to light that even prior to this incident, the accused had sexual intercourse with the minor girl, who was unaware of the consequences. "Under such circumstances, considering the age of the victim, her consent is no consent in the eyes of law," the judge observed. It is clear that the accused entered the survivor's house with an ulterior motive and sexually assaulted her, he said, while pronouncing him guilty on charges of rape and house trespass, and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the accused.
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2018-09-25Thane residents expose pothole repairs with only mud, cement - Times of India
Thane residents expose pothole repairs with only mud, cement A resident spotted the workers, probably deployed by the contractor, filling up potholes with mud and then levelling it with their feet near his residence on Sunday morning. Sep 26, 2018, 03:01 IST THANE: A group of alert residents and activists from Tikuji-Ni-Wadi, who filmed a road repair contractor filling up a pothole-ridden stretch with sub-standard material, have appealed to the municipal commissioner to look into the "wastage of public money". While the local Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) ward denied repairs had been assigned on the 1km Hill Garden Road to its contractors, the stretch was mysteriously found re-repaired on Monday, a day after the residents raised their voice. A resident spotted the workers, probably deployed by the contractor, filling up potholes with mud and then levelling it with their feet near his residence on Sunday morning. The video showed the workers later sprinkling cement over it. The resident, who claimed 12 potholes were superficially repaired, shared the mobile phone recording with members of his housing society and activists. The video also showed that when an activist confronted the workers, they admitted on camera to having filled up the pothole with mud. After the workers were warned that they would be exposed, they stopped work and the mud-filled stretch was excavated and repaired on Monday using tar and cement. Vartak Nagar ward officials denied the work had been assigned to any contractor but said they were planning to lay a new road there. "It seems some locals must have taken up the work temporarily to ensure smooth passage of their idols for Anant Chaturdashi. The repair work will not be accounted for as the road is scheduled for an overhaul soon," said PWD engineer M Yemelwad. Deputy municipal commissioner Sandeep Malvi said that they will investigate the matter and take action if any lapse is found.
2018-09-25?5-cr. 'ISIS drug' seized in Thane, 4 arrested - The Hindu
5-cr. 'ISIS drug' seized in Thane, 4 arrested UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 00:23 IST The Thane Police Crime Branch has arrested four people for allegedly possessing large quantities of Tramadol, which was banned in the country earlier this year. Also known as ‘ISIS drug’, Tramadol is said to be a painkiller so potent that it is used by fighters of the Islamic State (IS). An Anti Extortion Cell team led by Senior Police Inspector Pradeep Sharma seized the drugs from Thane (West) on Tuesday. An officer said, “We have seized 20,000 strips of Tramadol, each with 10 tablets, worth around ?5 crore. The drugs have been illegally manufactured.” Based on a tip off, four residents of Thane were picked up for questioning on Monday. Their interrogation led to the seizure of the drugs. The Thane Crime Branch is now trying to find out the the source and intended recipients of the drugs. The arrested accused were produced in court on Tuesday afternoon and remanded in police custody till October 1. Tramadol was declared a controlled substance under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in April this year. The Union government’s action was based on a Narcotics Control Bureau report which said the drug was internationally smuggled to groups suspected to be supplying it to the IS.
2018-09-25'IS fighter drug' worth 5cr seized from Thane, 4 held - Times of India
'IS fighter drug' worth 5cr seized from Thane, 4 held Sep 26, 2018, 04:36 IST THANE: The anti-extortion cell (ANC) of Thane police has busted a syndicate smuggling drugs out of the country with the arrest of four people and seizure of Rs 5 crore worth Tramadol, a banned substance reportedly used on a wide scale by IS terrorists. The drug suppresses pain and boosts strength during injury. The team, led by senior inspector Pradeep Sharma and comprising inspectors Rajkumar Kothmire and Vikas Ghodke among others, trapped the first accused on Monday. "He was carrying two boxes of Tramadol with nearly 9,800 strips, each containing 20 tablets, that were sold under the name 'Tamdol'. The accused, who is from Mumbai, was nabbed with the consignment in the Brahmand area," said a senior official. He led the ANC to his three accomplices. The consignment was to be taken out of the country via the sea route. The local price of the consignment is nearly Rs 13 lakh, which is reportedly just the manufacturing cost. But the cost of a single tablet is reportedly Rs 300 in the international market. A police officer said, "According to experts, this is a synthetic opioid drug which is in demand in several African countries. Its consumption generates euphoria." The police said several teams are working on the leads to ascertain the drug production as well as the other links of the racket. Assistant commissioner of police N T Kadam is supervising the case. Confirming the arrests, Thane additional commissioner of police (crime) Pravin Pawar said, "Considering the widespread misuse of the drug, the Indian government, on April 26, included this drug into the schedule of psychotropic substances under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act."
2018-09-25Man gets 7 years' jail for raping 16-year-old girl - Times of India
Man gets 7 years' jail for raping 16-year-old girl Sep 26, 2018, 03:25 IST THANE: The Thane district court held a 31-year-old man from Kajuwadi guilty for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 2015 and awarded him seven years' rigorous imprisonment. District judge P P Jadhav convicted Devendra Gupta and also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on him. "On October 2, 2015, the girl was alone at home. Her father was at work, while her mother stepped out for a while and her brother was playing with friends," said prosecutor Vivek Kadu. "Gupta, who lived in the vicinity, entered the house, gagged the girl and raped her." When the mother returned home and knocked on the door, Gupta panicked and hid in the loft. The girl opened the door and told her mother about the sexual assault. The mother alerted neighbours, who thrashed Gupta. He was then arrested. Gupta's lawyer refuted the allegations, but the judge said: "From the girl's cross-examination, it is brought on record by the defence itself that even prior to the incident, the accused had taken her to various places and raped her."
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2018-09-25Jackal with eye wound rescued from Andheri - Times of India
Jackal with eye wound rescued from Andheri Sep 26, 2018, 02:59 IST THANE: An adult jackal that had sustained a severe wound in an eye was rescued from near the mangroves of Lokhandwala, Andheri, on Monday night. He was taken to Thane SPCA, where veterinarians said his condition is stable. The jackal was rescued after two animal lovers from Andheri spotted it and informed Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), an NGO. "I was feeding dogs on Sunday when I saw the injured jackal. I informed RAWW. He went into the mangroves as dogs were barking at him. On Monday night, when my friend Quiien Banerjee and I spotted him again, we tried to ensure that he was around until the rescue team reaches," said Isha Gosalia from Andheri. A team from RAWW reached the spot around 10pm and rescued the jackal. "As the jackal was weak, he was not aggressive and just had to be directed to head towards the cage. He seem dehydrated and had severe wounds on the eye," said Pawan Sharma, founder of RAWW. "The jackal had wound in an eye which was probably two weeks old and there were maggots on it which we had to remove and clean the patch. Unfortunately he will not be able to see with that eye," said Dr Ushma Patel, veterinary surgeon. "The reason he got so weak was probably because he was unable to hunt as he was in pain and even was unable to see," Dr Patel added.
Jackal with eye wound rescued from Andheri - Times of India
2018-09-24Ex-employee of hotel killed in Thane by unidentified assailants, body dumped in premises; police registers case of ... - Firstpost
Ex-employee of hotel killed in Thane by unidentified assailants, body dumped in premises; police registers case of murder Sep 24, 2018 11:35:20 IST Thane: A 28-year-old man was allegedly killed by unidentified persons here in Maharashtra and his body dumped at a hotel where he had worked earlier, police said Monday. An employee of the hotel, located in Kapurbawdi area, opened the premises on Sunday morning and found the body of Tapas Chanda, who hailed from West Bengal, lying near gas cylinders, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. The employee informed the police about it. The footage of CCTVs installed in the area purportedly showed someone throwing the body in the hotel around 4 am on Sunday, Narkar said. The deceased had left the job at the hotel around three months back and joined another establishment nearby, she said. The body was sent for postmortem and a case was registered under IPC section 302 (murder), Narkar said. Efforts were on to nab the killers and police were conducting a probe to ascertain the motive behind the crime, she said.
Ex-employee of hotel killed in Thane by unidentified assailants, body dumped in premises; police registers case of ... - Firstpost
2018-09-24Married couple among 4 booked for extortion in Thane - United News of India
Married couple among 4 booked for extortion in Thane Thane, Sep 24 (UNI) Four people, including a married couple, have been charged by the city police on the charge of allegedly duping a practising gynaecologist from Mumbra town of Rs 2.90 lakh and tryingto extort Rs 5 lakh by threatening him. An offence under sections 385, 420, 506(2), 507 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code as well section 66(A) of the IT Act has been registered by the Mumbra police station on Sunday night against the accused persons, police said on Monday and informed no arrest has been made so far in connection with the crime. The main alleged accused, Yasmin Akiluddin Naik, got acquinted with the doctor and offered him tour packages to Chardham, for which the doctor paid Rs 70,000 to the accused in February. Later, Yasmin offered the doctor a tour of Malaysia, for which the doctor paid Rs 1.Please log in to get detailed story.
2018-09-24Thane residents face heavy traffic congestion at toll plaza - The Indian Express
Thane residents face heavy traffic congestion at toll plaza While residents got delayed at the toll plaza, many of them complained that the traffic situation was similar even inside the city. Published: September 25, 2018 3:06:35 am Residents of Thane faced traffic snarls throughout the day when the exemption of light vehicles from paying toll was lifted Monday. While residents got delayed at the toll plaza, many of them complained that the traffic situation was similar even inside the city. Savita Sharma, an employee of an MNC near Bhandup, was delayed by over an hour to reach her office on Monday. “To cross the toll plaza from Kopri, it took me 45 minutes. On a regular day, it takes me hardly 15 minutes,” she said. While authorities claimed the traffic situation was temporary, residents said it has been going on for a while. “The condition of traffic in Thane had started to get better, but it has again deteriorated,” said Kasber Augustine, convener of Thane Citizens Forum. “Not all roads have been repaired and that is main reason for traffic issues. The road from the city to the toll plaza has potholes,” said Anand Nikam, a Thane resident. Amit Kale, DCP (Traffic) Thane, said: “Heavy vehicles were stopped at night till Monday morning to ensure smooth immersion of idols. This led to the congestion on Monday.”
Thane residents face heavy traffic congestion at toll plaza - The Indian Express
2018-09-24Salinas elementary school teacher released from jail - KSBW The Central Coast
Salinas elementary school teacher released from jail Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 10:52 AM PDT Sep 24, 2018 Christopher Salas Anchor/Reporter Advertisement Salinas elementary school teacher released from jail Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 10:52 AM PDT Sep 24, 2018 Christopher Salas Anchor/Reporter SALINAS, Calif. — Monday update: Thane House was released from Monterey County Jail and no charges have been filed against him according to the Monterey County D.A.'s office.The D.A.'s office also says the case is still under investigation and has been referred back to Salinas Police. House remains on paid administrative leave from his teaching job. Advertisement Boronda Meadows Elementary School principal, Susana Mancera-Juarez, sent a letter to parents Friday saying a second grade teacher had been arrested on multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.The teacher was identified as 50-year-old Thane House. Mancera-Juarez says he was arrested Wednesday for violating Penal Code sections F-288(A) and F-288(C)(1). PC 288(A): Lewd and lascivious acts on a minor under the age of 14.PC 288(C)(1): Lewd and lascivious acts on a minor 14 or 15 years old. According to the note, police do not think any of the school's students were involved.The note says the Salinas City Elementary School District immediately placed the teacher on administrative leave. They are working with police to investigate the incident.The school will provide students and staff with on-site psychologists.KSBW is still working to confirm this information with Salinas Police. AlertMe   Loading more articles... KSBW Monterey Contact Us News Team Apps & Social Email Alerts Careers Internships Advertise Digital Advertising Terms & Conditions Broadcast Terms & Conditions RSS EEO Reports Captioning Contacts Public Inspection File Public File Assistance News Policy Statements Hearst Television participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. ©2018, Monterey Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of KSBW-TV. Privacy Notice Your California Privacy Rights Interest-Based Ads Terms of Use Site Map
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2018-09-24Married couple among 4 booked for extortion in Thane - United News of India
Married couple among 4 booked for extortion in Thane Thane, Sep 24 (UNI) Four people, including a married couple, have been charged by the city police on the charge of allegedly duping a practising gynaecologist from Mumbra town of Rs 2.90 lakh and tryingto extort Rs 5 lakh by threatening him. An offence under sections 385, 420, 506(2), 507 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code as well section 66(A) of the IT Act has been registered by the Mumbra police station on Sunday night against the accused persons, police said on Monday and informed no arrest has been made so far in connection with the crime. The main alleged accused, Yasmin Akiluddin Naik, got acquinted with the doctor and offered him tour packages to Chardham, for which the doctor paid Rs 70,000 to the accused in February. Later, Yasmin offered the doctor a tour of Malaysia, for which the doctor paid Rs 1.
2018-09-23Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard leads the chicken dance at Oktoberfest - Cincinnati.com
Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard leads the chicken dance at OktoberfestThousands join Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard as he leads the annual chicken dance during Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.Post to FacebookCincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard leads the chicken dance at Oktoberfest Thousands join Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard as he leads the annual chicken dance during Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: https://cin.ci/2I8EDIlCancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the ConversationTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQsSubscribe TodayLog InSubscribed, but don't have a login?Activate your digital access.Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard leads the chicken dance at OktoberfestCLOSE Thousands join Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard as he leads the annual chicken dance during Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Shae Combs, For the Enquirer
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2018-09-23Cops, TMC geared up for smooth immersion - Times of India
Cops, TMC geared up for smooth immersion Sep 23, 2018, 22:18 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and the city police have deployed a robust security system along with CCTV cameras to ensure a smooth and safe Ananth Chaturdashi. Nearly three lakh devotees are likely to participate in the processions at various parts of the city and suburbs on Sunday and the authorities following a last minute drill on Saturday said they were ready to face the challenge today. The civic body has set up major immersion sites at Parsik-Retibunder, Kopri and Kolshet along with 11 artificial ponds at Upvan, Ambeghosale, Tikujiniwadi, Balkum, Kharegaon, etc. that will receive over 11,000 domestic and public Ganesh idols for immersion on the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Along with thousands of domestic and public idols from the city, some Thane immersion sites will witness a few idols coming in from neighboring suburbs of Mulund as well. Based on a cursory estimate of devotees visiting the sites throughout the day, the civic administration has made appropriate arrangements like parking lots, space for performing rituals before immersing the idols, snack stalls and viewing gallery for immersions at major sites. “We have made all necessary arrangements for safe and sound celebrations in the city. A strong network of civic security staff and police will be out on the field along with trained volunteers from various non government organisations. All immersion spots have been covered under CCTVs to identify miscreants and take corrective action,” said an official from TMC. Meanwhile, the Thane police have deployed its staff along with one company of the Central Paramilitary Rapid Action Force and five companies of the State Reserve Police Force, two Riot Control Platoons and around 400 home guards, including women home guards will be deployed at various points in the Thane police commisionerate area. “Meetings have also been held with peace committee members and various mandals informed about relevant rules to be followed, including the high court rulings on DJs and noise pollution limits. The permissible exemption for loudspeakers is up to midnight and any violations of this limit or the general noise rules will be dealt as per law. All-important immersion points are being covered under CCTV surveillance,” said a police official. The Thane traffic police will also deploy 54 officers along with over 550 personnel and 250 wardens and homeguards for bandobast. Thirty-one cranes have been deployed all over to clear the immersion routes during emergency while all heavy vehicles have been banned in Thane jurisdiction from afternoon till immersions are over. We have made all necessary arrangements for safe and sound celebrations in the city. A strong network of civic security staff and police will be out on the field along with trained volunteers from various non government organisations. All immersion spots have been covered under CCTVs to identify miscreants and take corrective action.
2018-09-23Extra rakes deployed to manage crowd after derailment at Kalwa - Times of India
Extra rakes deployed to manage crowd after derailment at Kalwa Sep 23, 2018, 22:19 IST Thane: Quick thinking by the Central Railway to deploy extra rakes helped save the day for thousands of office goers and festive travelers from Thane, suburbs after an empty rake derailed right outside Kalwa car shed Saturday morning blocking path of others waiting inside. The first set of wheels of a rake pulling out of the car shed slipped off the tracks around 7am. As the incident occurred at the exit of the car shed, it blocked the exit path of eight rakes waiting inside which were to leave for Thane and then depart towards Mumbai. Officials said that ideally, the railways would have been forced to cancel these trips resulting in disruption of services throughout the day. However, the railways promptly used the Kalyan-end exit of the car shed to remove stranded rakes and also deployed extra ones from Kurla to mitigate the problem which could have otherwise escalated during the morning peak hours. There was considerable traffic of passengers including those working in the private sector and travelling for Ganesh darshan. “Two rakes were sent to Dombivli and later brought empty to Thane and operated as special services. Meanwhile, two spare rakes from the Kurla car shed were also brought in to minimize the impact of the cancellations. Only four rakes got stranded in the car shed due to the incident and luckily the crowd was managed. The cause of derailment will be investigated,” said A K Jain, senior public relations officer at the Central Railway. Meanwhile, few commuters including those planning to travel to Mumbai for Ganpati darshan complained of late running trains on Saturday morning despite it being a bank and government holiday. “Trains were crowded and running behind schedule since morning. We finally had to reschedule our pandal visit plans to afternoon,” said a family from Dombivli. Several others passengers had to travel to their respective workplaces by hiring cabs or autos as all the Mumbai-bound trains arriving at Kalwa were packed beyond capacity, said commuter activist Siddhesh Desai of the Kalwa Parsik Pravasi Sanghatana.
2018-09-23Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard leads World's Largest Chicken Dance - WLWT Cincinnati
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2018-09-23Two chain snatchers, bike thief held in separate cases - Times of India
Two chain snatchers, bike thief held in separate cases Sep 23, 2018, 22:19 IST Thane: Cops from zone-5 arrested two members of chain snatching syndicate of the Irani gang. On the other hand, the Kasarwadavli police arrested a bike thief who has around 39 cases against him. The police said that the arrested accused – Abbas Jafri 27 and Sadiq Ali 25 are both residents of Piranipada in Bhiwandi and were part of the gang that robbed woman walking on the road. The gang has been operating in several areas of Thane city, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivali and Ambernath-Badlapur belt, said Avinash Ambure the deputy commissioner of police zone-5. The two members were trapped by a team led by Datta Dhole, the senior inspector and police inspector Nasir Kulkarni and upon interrogation, the duo confessed to 12 cases across Thane police commissionerate. The duo have been interrogated and they have helped recover six gold chains and eight Mangalsutra weighing 260 grams worth Rs 7.80 lakh. “We are trying to find their involvement in other cases and also trying to get the information of their accomplices,” informed Kulkarni. These particular accused were also involved in number of chain snatchings in Hyderabad as well. On the other hand, the Kasarwadavali police nabbed a bike-thief who has nearly 39 cases of the same crime against him committed across Mumbai. The police said that accused Nasir Khan was in action near Hiranandani Estate and was suspiciously moving near the vehicles. Some of the alert citizens informed the police, while Khan started running on a scooter, Ambure informed. Upon search, the police found screwdriver, duplicate keys, number plate stickers etc. Later during the probe, the police found 11 other stolen bikes, the DCP informed TOI.
2018-09-23Something to remember: Thane civil hospital starts memory clinic for elderly patients - Times of India
Something to remember: Thane civil hospital starts memory clinic for elderly patients Sep 23, 2018, 22:18 IST Thane: In a bid to help the elderly when it comes to memory disturbances either due to their age or because of any neurodegenerative diseases, the state-run Civil hospital in Thane has started a ‘memory clinic’ and help the geriatrics to sharpen their memories. The clinic will not only admit in-house patients who would be suffering from any memory related issues, but will also admit anyone coming to the OPD or who voluntarily wants themselves or their relatives to be evaluated. The facility will be provided for free. “The aim to start this memory clinic was to focus on the elderly people when it comes to sharpening their memories. This initiative would also help in early detection of Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other memory elated disorders. As per the records of World Health Organization (WHO) around 50 million people around the globe have Dementia and every year there are nearly 10 million new cases. With the help of the team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers who are appointed at this clinic such patients will be evaluated and accordingly treatment will be given to them. The clinic will be open from 9 am to 1pm, every day,” said Dr Ashok Kamble, additional civil surgeon at Civil hospital. The mental experts at Civil hospital will not only evaluate the patients but even counsel their caretakers so that they could be given adequate attention and even their behaviour could be understood in a better way, as the patients who suffer from Dementia tend to hallucinate, get aggressive, face difficulty doing daily activities, etc. “We will first take the history of the patients and depending on whether the person is suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dementia or any other memory related disorder the treatment will be given. The various treatments would be like – counselling, in some cases medicines will be given or we will focus on focus doing lifestyle modification, behavioural modification or even exercises like solving puzzles etc. will be given to enhance the patient’s memory. Also, the family will be counselled so that they understand the patient’s mental health in a better way,” said Dr Aditya Chevle, psychiatrist at the hospital. The aim to start this memory clinic was to focus on elderly people when it comes to sharpening their memories. This initiative will help in early detection of Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other memory elated disorders. As per WHO, 50 million people are detected with dementia every year.
2018-09-23Couple with toddler held for possessing charas worth Rs 6 lakh - Times of India
Couple with toddler held for possessing charas worth Rs 6 lakh Sep 23, 2018, 22:20 IST Thane: The Thane anti-narcotics cell arrested a couple in possession of 3 kg of charas worth Rs 6 lakh from the service road near Cadbury junction. Salman Shaikh and Minhaj Shaikh, residents of Kurla, were reportedly spotted moving suspiciously on the service road next to Cadbury junction, said a police officer. The sleuths received a tip-off that the two were carrying some contraband with them and intercepted them. The couple also had a toddler with them, added the cop. “Upon carrying out the search, the police found that they had a consignment that emitted a pungent odour,” said a senior officer. The duo was detained and upon interrogating them they confessed that they were just carriers “We are in the process of interrogating the accused and trying to determine who supplies the contraband as there are several links,” added the officer. The duo was produced in court and remanded to police custody for further investigation. An offence has been registered at Vartak Nagar police station under Section 8-C, 20 (illegally possessing psychotropic drug) and 22 (seizure of narcotic drug) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
2018-09-238 men involved in inter-state cattle, vehicle theft arrested - Times of India
8 men involved in inter-state cattle, vehicle theft arrested Sep 23, 2018, 22:20 IST Thane: The crime branch has claimed to have busted a major inter-state racket of vehicle and cattle theft after the arrest of eight men. The crime branch unit 1 stumbled upon the racket while investigating a robbery case in which an Ahmednagar resident was waylaid by the men near Kharegaon toll naka earlier this month. “The victim was robbed of Rs 35,000 cash and beaten up by the men, who drove away in his car, the loss collectively amounting to Rs 4.42 lakh,” said a police official. A team of police officers received a tip-off that some of the men were holed up in Gulbarga. The racket was exposed and the cops arrested others involved as well while some are believed to be absconding, said the official. “During the probe it was revealed that the gang was involved in smuggling bulls as well as other cattle by taking out the back seat and stuffing the cattle in an inhuman manner and then smuggling them to slaughter houses to earn money,” added a cop. The cop also added that during probe it was found that the accused would pick roadside cattle that go unnoticed. A source revealed that the men have smuggled more than 200 cattle, which went unnoticed as such thefts are not registered anywhere. Also, the cattle used to be stuffed in small cars, which never looked suspicious, said a cop.
2018-09-22Couple in Thane carrying infant arrested with 3 kilograms of charas, case registered under NDPS Act - Firstpost
Couple in Thane carrying infant arrested with 3 kilograms of charas, case registered under NDPS Act Sep 22, 2018 21:45:39 IST Thane: A couple was arrested for allegedly possessing three kilograms of charas valued at Rs 6 lakh in the illicit market, police said Saturday. The couple, both in their 20s, carried a three-month old child with them, possibly assuming that the infant's presence would not arouse the police's suspicion, Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Deepak Deoraj said. "Acting on a tip-off, we kept vigil and spotted the couple near Tukaram Omble garden and apprehended them after they gave evasive replies to our questions," he informed. ACP (Crime) Mukund Hatote identified the couple as Salman (26) and Minaz Shaikh (23), hailing from Bandra in western Mumbai. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 has been registered against the couple at Vartak Nagar police station and further probe was on, an official said.
Couple in Thane carrying infant arrested with 3 kilograms of charas, case registered under NDPS Act - Firstpost
2018-09-22Maharashtra: Hotelier alleges extortion call from fugitive gangster - Times of India
Maharashtra: Hotelier alleges extortion call from fugitive gangster A hotelier in Maharashtra's Thane district has complained to the police that a man identifying himself as fugitive gangster Suresh Pujari was demanding Rs 50 lakh from him, an official said Saturday. Sep 22, 2018, 22:55 IST THANE: A hotelier in Maharashtra's Thane district has complained to the police that a man identifying himself as fugitive gangster Suresh Pujari was demanding Rs 50 lakh from him, an official said Saturday. The hotelier has told police that the man had made several calls and sent text messages between September 15-20 demanding extortion money, the official said. "The caller threatened to shoot the hotelier if he did not pay up Rs 50 lakh. We have registered a case of extortion and further probe is underway," said an official from Wagle Estate police station.
Maharashtra: Hotelier alleges extortion call from fugitive gangster - Times of India
2018-09-22Thane police nab 8 in robbery case - The Hindu
Thane police nab 8 in robbery case UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 23:00 IST The Thane Crime Branch has arrested eight accused for allegedly robbing two Ahmednagar natives on the Mumbai-Nashik highway earlier this month. The police have also found indications that the accused may have been involved in an illegal beef sale racket, and are further verifying this. The victims, Naushad Sheikh and his helper Sohail Sheikh, who are in the meat business, were on their way from Dongri in Mumbai to Sangamner, back home, after making a delivery and collecting payment when they were allegedly robbed, police said. “As soon as the victims’ car neared the Kharegaon toll plaza, the accused blocked their path with their own car, and some of them broke into the victims’ vehicle. The victims were assaulted and forced out and the accused decamped with their car, which contained Rs 4.44 lakh in cash,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepak Deoraj, Thane Crime Branch said. Mr. Sheikh subsequently filed a complaint with the Kalwa police, and the Unit I of the Thane Crime Branch was instructed to conduct parallel inquiries. Using technical intelligence, the Unit I picked up Maujham Sheikh (24), Ayub Ansari (22), Sayyed Musa (30) and Firoz Sayeed (24) from Gulbarga in Karnataka on Tuesday. Based on the results of their interrogation, the police went on to arrest Mohammad Sheikh (33), Mohammad Sheikh (40) and Wahid Sheikh (22) from their homes in Bhiwandi on Wednesday night. “Investigations also revealed that Aavez Sheikh (22), a friend of the victims, had alerted the accused about their movements, based on which the entire robbery was planned. He, too, was arrested on Wednesday night. We have also identified one more accused. Akbar Sheikh (24), and are looking for him,” Mr. Deoraj said. According to inquiries so far, the accused are habitual offenders and target people travelling on highways at secluded spots. The police have also found serums that are injected into cattle to make them docile before slaughtering them for meat. “The robbers knew Mr. Aavez as they all work in the meat selling industry. We suspect that the accused were selling cow meat. Inquiries so far indicate that they would remove the back seat of stolen cars and use the space to transport meat to various locations. However, the accused claim they were only selling buffalo meat. We are verifying whether they were involved in the illegal beef sale racket as well,” a Crime Branch officer said. The accused have been charged with dacoity and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code, and have been remanded in police custody till September 25. The police have recovered Rs 35,000 in cash along with five cell phones from the accused.
Thane police nab 8 in robbery case - The Hindu
2018-09-22Pay toll from Monday in Thane, brace for traffic congestion - Hindustan Times
Pay toll from Monday in Thane, brace for traffic congestion Demand for exemption of toll gains momentum as motorists say roads have not improved. Updated: Sep 23, 2018 00:15 IST Toll-free days are over for Thane commuters. The toll collections at the Anandnagar and LBS toll booths will begin from Monday — a month after it was waived because of bad roads and the Mumbra bypass repair work. After protests from residents, motorists and activists, the state government had waived off the tolls at Anandnagar, LBS and Airoli toll plazas for one month up to Ganeshotsav. Jayant Mhaiskar, chairman and managing director of MEP Infra, which manages the toll, said, “As per the state government’s directives, the toll collection at Mulund and Airoli toll plazas will resume from Monday.” The exemption of toll had eased traffic in the city to some extent. Motorists fear that traffic congestion will worsen from Monday after toll collection begins. The demand for exemption of toll has again gained momentum in the city. Kasber Augustine, founder of Thane Citizen’s Forum, said, “We have being campaigning against toll since before the Assembly elections. We do not want toll. We will gauge the situation next week. If there is any hindrance to smooth flow of traffic, we will launch a massive agitation against toll. People are suffering mental and physical stress due to long hours of traffic congestion.” The residents want toll to be waived off completely. Shilpa Bhat, one of the founders of the Road Commuters Forum, said, “We have decided to wait and see the impact of toll on traffic.” Sagar Dani, 38, a resident of Kasarvadavli, Ghodbunder, said, “We do not want toll unless we know what we are paying for. People commuting to Navi Mumbai have to pay in two toll booths from Thane. We want the toll to be removed permanently. Thane is a part of Mumbai so we should not be made to pay toll for bad roads.” Dani drives to Powai from Ghodbunder for work daily. Politicos back residents’ demand The toll collection during monsoon has met with lot of opposition from the local NCP and Sena politicians. The NCP had staged a protest at the Anandnagar toll plaza and asked motorists to not pay toll. NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad said, “Toll should be exempted for two more months, until all the roads damaged during monsoon are repaired. The potholes on the roads are still there and there is no major improvement in the traffic situation. If toll collection worsens traffic situation from Monday, we will forcefully close the toll collections at the Anandnagar toll naka.” Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik had written to the state government in August demanding stopping toll collection. Sarnaik said, “We do not want toll as it leads to major traffic congestion in Thane. The work on Kopri bridge is on while Metro work will start from October 1. The toll will only add to the woes of the motorists. The state should completely stop the toll or shift it towards Mulund. I have decided to table a calling attention motion in the upcoming Assembly session to waiver the toll.”
Pay toll from Monday in Thane, brace for traffic congestion - Hindustan Times
2018-09-225-yr-old girl raped by her neighbour in Maharashtra's Thane - The Asian Age
5-yr-old girl raped by her neighbour in Maharashtra's Thane Updated : Sep 22, 2018, 12:28 pm IST The girl had taken shelter near the house of her neighbour as it was raining heavily. The accused pulled her inside his home and raped her. Thane: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour near here in Maharashtra, police said Saturday. The accused, a 50-year-old man residing in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, was arrested Friday, they said. The incident took place Thursday evening when the victim had gone out of her house to make some purchases. As it was raining very heavily, she took shelter near the house of the accused, her neighbour. The man allegedly pulled her inside his home and raped her, the police said. The girl returned home and told her mother about the ordeal. Her mother approached the Shanti Nagar police station in Bhiwandi and filed a complaint, they said. The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, they said.
5-yr-old girl raped by her neighbour in Maharashtra
2018-09-22Tight security in Thane for Ganapati immersion - The Hindu
Tight security in Thane for Ganapati immersion UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 23:31 IST Over 4000 personnel, including Thane police as well as paramilitary forces, will provide tight security cover on the last day of Ganeshotsav on Sunday. According to the Thane police, 700 public mandals and 27,000 households displayed Ganapati idols this year. The police have deployed nine Deputy Commissioners of Police, 17 Assistant Commissioners of Police, 110 Police Inspectors, 257 lower rung officers like Assistant Police Inspectors and Police Sub Inspectors, 35 female officers, 3,332 constables and 700 female constables to ensure that immersion process ends peacefully. They will be supplemented by one company of the Rapid Action Force, five companies of the State Reserve Police Force and two platoons of the Riot Control Police, officers said. On Friday the Mumbai and Navi Mumbai police too had announced security arrangements for Ganapati immersions in their respective jurisdictions. Thane Police spokesperson, Police Inspector Sukhada Narkar, “The Traffic Branch will also be deploying 54 officers and 550 constables to ensure smooth movement of vehicular traffic on the routes leading up to immersion points. Movement of all heavy vehicles will be banned from 2 p.m. on Sunday till after the immersion in Thane and no regular traffic will be allowed near immersion points. The Airoli toll plaza will be exempt for heavy vehicles going towards JNPT from Mulund toll plaza from 6 p.m. on Sunday to 6 a.m. on Monday.” The police personnel have also met peace committees and Ganeshotsav mandals and discussed how to tackle noise pollution in view of the latest Bombay High Court ruling. “We appeal to the citizens to co-operate with the police and report any suspicious activities on the police toll number. We are thankful to all stakeholders and members of the society for helping us ensure that the Moharram and Ganeshotsav bandobast passes peacefully,” Ms. Narkar said.
Tight security in Thane for Ganapati immersion - The Hindu
2018-09-22As train derails, extra rake helps ease crowd - Times of India
As train derails, extra rake helps ease crowd Sep 23, 2018, 03:00 IST The wheels of the front-end coach derailed in the car shed around 7am. THANE: Quick thinking by Central Railway to deploy extra rakes helped save the day for thousands of office-goers and festive travellers from Thane and its suburbs after an empty rake derailed right outside Kalwa car shed Saturday morning, blocking the way of eight other trains which were to to leave for Thane and then to Mumbai. The first train pulling out of the shed slipped off the tracks around 7am. Officials said that ideally, the railways would be forced to cancel trips, resulting in disruption of services. However, the railways used the Kalyan-end exit of the car shed to remove stranded trains. “Two rakes were sent to Dombivli and then brought empty to Thane and operated as special services... Only four rakes got stranded in the shed due to the incident,” said A K Jain, senior PRO of Central Railway.
As train derails, extra rake helps ease crowd - Times of India
2018-09-22Rake derails near Thane, peak hour train services hit - Times of India
Rake derails near Thane, peak hour train services hit Sep 22, 2018, 11:11 IST THANE: An empty suburban local rake pulling out of the carshed at Kalwa near Thane derailed on early Saturday morning affecting schedules of morning peak hour trains. The incident happened near the Thane-end exit of the Kalwa carshed blocking access for other trains to exit the premises since morning. Accordingly, few local services originating from Thane had to be cancelled while others are being routed through the Kalyan-end exit of the carshed and taken to Dombivli and operated as special trains. Trains on the slow line between Thane and Kalyan are running late by few minutes. Meanwhile, commuters from Kalwa who often board trains arriving from the carshed faced inconvenience. Central Railway officials said the situation would normalise soon.
Rake derails near Thane, peak hour train services hit - Times of India
2018-09-21Contract killing plot: SC refuses bail to BJP neta - Times of India
Contract killing plot: SC refuses bail to BJP neta Sep 21, 2018, 06:42 IST THANE: A BJP corporator from Dombivli, who is a close aide of a junior cabinet minister, could continue to be behind bars for the next four months, following rejection of his bail plea by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. BJP corporator Mahesh Patil has been explicitly told by the court that he would not be able to move for bail for the next four months. Mahesh has been booked by the Thane police for allegedly awarding a Rs 50-lakh contract to eliminate his old rival, Kunal Patil, who is an independent corporator supporting the BJP in the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation. Last December, Mahesh’s aides were trapped by the police before they could execute a dacoity on Bhiwandi Wada road. Interrogation of the accused revealed that they had been paid by the BJP corporator to eliminate Kunal. Mahesh was arrested in January after a magistrate’s court rejected his bail plea and later, the Kalyan sessions court and the Bombay high court too rejected his bail pleas. Mahesh then approached the Supreme Court.
Contract killing plot: SC refuses bail to BJP neta - Times of India
2018-09-21Thane: Muslims, Hindus conduct azaan and aarti in same pandal - Business Standard
Thane: Muslims, Hindus conduct azaan and aarti in same pandal Last Updated at September 21, 2018 06:05 IST Time and again, people in India have proved their credentials in spreading communal harmony. One such example can be seen in Mumbra village of Thane district in Maharashtra. The residents of this village are spreading a message of communal harmony by conducting Ganesha aarti and the azaan for Muharram in the same pandal set up by the Ekta Mitra Mandal. Speaking to ANI, a devotee said, "We (Hindus and Muslims) are sharing the same mic and loudspeaker and organisers are coordinating the timings for the respective rituals which are scheduled to be conducted throughout the day." Another devotee present inside the pandal said, "There is no rivalry between Hindus and Muslims and it is the politicians who instigate people and try to create a rift between us just before the elections in order to get the mandate. Everybody in our village, irrespective of caste, likes to participate in such events together." Ramesh Dhumal, Assistant Commissioner of Police, also lauded the move by Ekta Mitra Mandal and said, "Such programmes will only strengthen the relationships between the two communities and will send out a positive message of communal harmony to the outside world.
Thane: Muslims, Hindus conduct azaan and aarti in same pandal - Business Standard
2018-09-21Over 6 tonnes of beef seized from tempo in Thane - Times of India
Over 6 tonnes of beef seized from tempo in Thane Sep 21, 2018, 22:38 IST THANE: Police on Thursday seized over six tonnes of beef from a tempo that had met with an accident in Bhiwandi area of Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said. Police said that the tempo was carrying 50 barrels each having about 120 kilograms of beef, he added. The beef, which has been sent for testing in a laboratory, was worth Rs 9.38 lakh, he said. A case has been registered at Padgha police station against unidentified persons under relevant sections of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act, the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act, he said.
Over 6 tonnes of beef seized from tempo in Thane - Times of India
2018-09-21GMC crew gives Thane Maynard Chicken Dance lessons - WKRC TV Cincinnati
GMC crew gives Thane Maynard Chicken Dance lessons - WKRC TV Cincinnati
2018-09-21Woman goods train guard molested at Kalyan station - Times of India
Woman goods train guard molested at Kalyan station Woman goods train guard molested at Kalyan station Sep 21, 2018, 22:14 IST THANE: Two unidentified men allegedly molested a woman security guard of the Central Railway on a goods train at Kalyan station in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday. A case under IPC section 354 (molestation) has been registered and police were searching for the culprits, an official said. The complainant was posted as a security guard on a goods train. When the train was in the railway yard at Kalyan late Thursday evening, two men entered its brake-van and molested her, the official said. Kalyan Railway Police are conducting further probe.
Woman goods train guard molested at Kalyan station - Times of India
2018-09-21Relatives will be allowed to stay with patients at Thane mental hospital - Times of India
Relatives will be allowed to stay with patients at Thane mental hospital Sep 21, 2018, 22:40 IST Thane: Close relatives of patients admitted at the Thane mental hospital have a reason to smile, as now, as per the mental healthcare act relatives of patients can stay with them at the hospital. The hospital currently has around 1,416 patients admitted and the move will help in the speedy-recovery of the patients. “Earlier the family members were only allowed to visit these patients, now relatives will be able to accompany the patients and stay along with them in the hospital premises. This will be done for patients who are in the recovering stage. The facility will be thrown open probably by October,” said Dr Sanjay Bodade, superintendent of Thane mental hospital. The officials stated that this move will even help decrease the number of abandonment of such patients. “Though this will help in decrease the number of abandonment, we are surely going to face some challenges when it comes to providing adequate facility to the relatives, making sure about their safety etc,” added Dr Bodade. As per the new rules, now relatives need not go to the court to get a clearance certificate before admitting their patient to the mental hospital. The process however, will be implied on the patients who are abandoned. “This will help in decreasing the stress that one goes through while following the procedure. Also, the discharge in these cases will be given easily while others go through an evaluation which is done by a committee,” Dr Bodade added.
2018-09-21Woman robbed in Thane - United News of India
Woman robbed in Thane Thane, Sep 21 (UNI) A woman was robbed off Rs 3 lakh by three unidentified people posing as 'courier' boys, police said on Friday. The trio came to victim Majula Mahadik' house, situated at ground floor in Louis Wadi on Thursday around 0800 hrs posing as courier boys. They said that they had brought a courier of their owner Mr Dokhe. As soon as Ms Mahadik opened the door, they forced themselves into the house. While one of them gagged her mouth and snatched the cupboard keys, another whipped out a knife at her son.
2018-09-21This Psychedelic-Themed Restaurant In Thane Lets You BYOB! - Mumbai Live
This Psychedelic-Themed Restaurant In Thane Lets You BYOB! Shiva Forest Multi Themed Restaurant, located in Thane, has a special, vibrant feel to it, and guess what! you can bring your own booze without paying exorbitant bar rates! Shiva Forest Multi Themed Restaurant is located in Thane and has a unique, vibrant feel about it. The best part is, you can BYOB and binge on delicious food! No more spending exorbitant amount of money on alcohol at bars and clubs, you can just get your own alcohol (you have to buy your mixers from them) and enjoy a nice evening with your squad. This place is just ten minutes from The Upvan Lake, Thane. Shiva Forest Restaurant has a special, trippy ambience which might be a little weird for people who aren't used to the whole psychedelic vibe, but it will surely make you feel comfortable once you're with your squad, eating some kebabs, and sipping on your favourite drink! They offer cuisines like Asian, Chinese, Continental, Indian, Finger Food, North Indian and Italian.
This Psychedelic-Themed Restaurant In Thane Lets You BYOB! - Mumbai Live
2018-09-21Thane kids stone 3 stray pups, gouge their eyes out and leave them to die - Times of India
Thane kids stone 3 stray pups, gouge their eyes out and leave them to die Sep 22, 2018, 04:30 IST THANE: A recent case of three puppies being killed allegedly by three minor boys in Thane has stirred angry reactions with animal activists demanding criminal prosecution against them. The incident recently took place near Hiranandani Estate area. The police said that about a week ago, three boys from a slum tenement targeted three puppies and stoned them to death. The puppies were beaten with sticks with their eyes gouged out and they were left to die. An animal activist from the locality who would regularly feed these puppies found them missing and later learnt that they had been killed. “I was worried as I could not find the puppies in the usual spot. When I enquired with locals, they told me about the gruesome act. I was told by a few eyewitnesses that the boys, aged below seven, had gouged out the eyes of the puppies and used stones and knives to hurt them. We approached the children and enquired about the act after which we informed the police and requested them to counsel the kids,” said the animal activist. Shakuntala Majumdar of SPCA Thane said, “It is shocking for children to be so insensitive. So, in order to make sure that they do not turn into criminals and commit any such gruesome crimes in the future, we have written to the child welfare committee regarding the incident. We have requested them to counsel these children as even their parents who are labourers are not around the whole day and they do not have anyone to sensitise them.”
2018-09-213 'courier boys' steal valuables worth Rs 3 lakh from Thane home ... - Times of India
3 'courier boys' steal valuables worth Rs 3 lakh from Thane home after threatening woman and son Sep 22, 2018, 03:25 IST THANE: A 50-year-old woman from Thane was robbed of cash and jewellery of a collective worth of Rs 3 lakh by three men who posed as “courier delivery” boys, on Thursday morning. The woman lives in a flat on the ground floor of a building in Louiswadi locality. Around 8 am, the three men knocked at the door while the woman was busy in the kitchen while her son, a 20-something man, was lying on the cot. “When the woman answered the door, the man at the door told her that he got some courier for the flat owner”, said a police officer. The woman’s family stays on rent in the house. No one else in the family was at home at that time. As she opened the door, the man stepped inside her house and kept a box at the entrance inside the house. “While she was waiting to acknowledge receipt of the courier, another who was lying in wait outside, walked towards her son and brandished a knife at him and threatened him not to keep mum,” said the police officer. Just then a third man barged into the house and stuffed a ball of cloth into the woman’s mouth, before raining blows on her. “He then demanded that she hand over the keys to the cupboard. As the petrified woman handed them over, the third man snatched the bunch, walked up to the cupboard and pulled out Rs 48,000 besides jewellery worth more than Rs 2.5 lakh,” said the police officer. All along, the three men kept warning them not to call out for help. “The woman said that the three men threatened to kill them if they screamed for help,” said an official from Wagle Estate police station where a criminal offence has been registered against the unidentified criminals under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. The police said they have recorded the statements of the woman and her son and a hunt has been launched to track down the three men. For this, the police are scanning footage from closed-circuit television cameras. A few teams of police personnel have been cobbled up to nab the culprits, said the officer.
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2018-09-21Woman Security Guard On Goods Train Molested At Kalyan Station ... - NDTV
Woman Security Guard On Goods Train Molested At Kalyan Station In Thane The complainant was posted as a security guard on a goods train. Kalyan Railway Police are conducting further probe. Updated: September 21, 2018 22:14 IST THANE: Two unidentified men allegedly molested a woman security guard of the Central Railway on a goods train at Kalyan station in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said today. A case under IPC section 354 (molestation) has been registered and police were searching for the culprits, an official said. The complainant was posted as a security guard on a goods train. When the train was in the railway yard at Kalyan late Thursday evening, two men entered its brake-van and molested her, the official said. Kalyan Railway Police are conducting further probe.
Woman Security Guard On Goods Train Molested At Kalyan Station ... - NDTV
2018-09-20Thane J. Fake, Westminster resident and DOJ employee, remembered as selfless friend, mentor to all - Carroll County Times
--> CAPTION Dogs were able to beat the heat and swim in the Westminster Municipal Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, during the annual Pooch Pool Party. Dogs were able to beat the heat and swim in the Westminster Municipal Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, during the annual Pooch Pool Party. CAPTION Dogs were able to beat the heat and swim in the Westminster Municipal Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, during the annual Pooch Pool Party. Dogs were able to beat the heat and swim in the Westminster Municipal Pool on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, during the annual Pooch Pool Party. CAPTION Thane J. Fake, who died Sept. 13 after battling cancer, spent nearly two decades working for the United States Department of Justice. Fake, who attended Penn State University in the 1990s, later received a public service award from the university. Thane J. Fake, who died Sept. 13 after battling cancer, spent nearly two decades working for the United States Department of Justice. Fake, who attended Penn State University in the 1990s, later received a public service award from the university. CAPTION Tim Eckels Sr. talks about the living memorial event he organized to remember his son Tim Eckels Jr., who was among the 10 Navy sailors killed when the USS John S. McCain crashed just over a year ago. Tim Eckels Sr. talks about the living memorial event he organized to remember his son Tim Eckels Jr., who was among the 10 Navy sailors killed when the USS John S. McCain crashed just over a year ago. CAPTION Board of Carroll County Commissioners Open Session on September 13, 2018. Board of Carroll County Commissioners Open Session on September 13, 2018. CAPTION Sarah O'Herron, co-owner of Black Ankle Vineyards in Mount Airy said the abundance of rain this summer, likely the most rain on record for a season in her area, has resulted in a smaller than normal  harvest, albeit one of good quality. Sarah O'Herron, co-owner of Black Ankle Vineyards in Mount Airy said the abundance of rain this summer, likely the most rain on record for a season in her area, has resulted in a smaller than normal  harvest, albeit one of good quality. emily.chappell@carrollcountytimes.com443-805-9691twitter.com/EmilyChappell13 Sign up for Carroll County Times email newsletters Mary Wright Zepp, retired Koppers factory worker, dies Notable deaths in Carroll County - 2017 Copyright © 2018, Carroll County Times, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Privacy Policy Colleges and Universities Education The Pennsylvania State University U.S. Department of Justice Kent State University University of Pennsylvania Lung Cancer Breaking NewseNewspaperCG FundObituariesPopularCalendarPuzzles/GamesHS Sports68°
Thane J. Fake, Westminster resident and DOJ employee, remembered as selfless friend, mentor to all - Carroll County Times
2018-09-20TMC nod for widening of 21 narrow roads in old Thane - Times of India
TMC nod for widening of 21 narrow roads in old Thane Sep 21, 2018, 00:18 IST THANE: The general body of the TMC has approved the widening of nearly 21 narrow roads in old Thane area late on Wednesday. The roads here will now be a minimum of 9 metres in width. This will pave the way for a viable and easy redevelopment of old dilapidated buildings in this part of the city. The current width of roads that were constructed decades ago were retained in the 1999 development plan, making it difficult for structures in these areas to be eligible for securing TDR as per the state policy that was formulated in 2016. The policy mandated a minimum road width of 9m for securing the permissible TDR of 0.4 and incentive FSI. Simply put, the existing situation forces a cap of 1 FSI for redevelopment of all dilapidated structures where there is no scope for transfer of development rights to be added to the project. In such a situation, residents will have to bear the cost of construction for redevelopment. Moreover, not many developers were keen on taking up such projects till now. Accordingly, the approval for road widening was given under section 37 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act. The proposal will now be sent to the state for approval. This moves comes as a huge relief for thousands of residents who live in dilapidated structures in old Thane. The roads that will be taken up for widening are in Sectors 1 and 2, including Ramwadi, Hindu colony, Shelarpada, Kaka Sohoni road, Madanlal Dhingra road and many more. As per the new plan, widening will be done equally on either sides of the existing road medians. The approval, said experts, will now pave the way for easy and faster redevelopment of several old structures in this part of the city as it will be possible for residents to secure TDR of 0.4. Besides, the width of roads will also increase, making it possible for the administration to provide more facilities for pedestrians and motorists. As per the revision, most structures will be able to load an additional 0.6 FSI, including 0.4 to be secured from TDR and around 0.2 from incentive FSI, making it feasible for residents who would get redeveloped structures probably at no cost and in turn draw a horde of developers. “The existing plans didn’t allow any more construction than what is existing, making it unviable for developers and residents; thus delaying the redevelopment of several old and dilapidated structures in the old part of Thane. The revamp will now ensure not only better housing, but also wide roads in the city,” said BJP corporator Milind Patankar. The roads here will now be a minimum of 9 metres in width. This will pave the way for a viable and easy redevelopment of old dilapidated buildings in old Thane city. The current width of roads that were constructed decades ago were retained in the 1999 development plan, making it difficult for structures in these areas to be eligible for securing TDR as per the state policy that was formulated in 2016.
TMC nod for widening of 21 narrow roads in old Thane - Times of India
2018-09-20Man Arrested For Raping 14-Year-Old Daughter In Maharashtra's Thane - NDTV
Man Arrested For Raping 14-Year-Old Daughter In Maharashtra's Thane The accused and his wife separated seven years back. Since then, the 14-year-old girl was living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city, police said. Updated: September 20, 2018 18:12 IST The girl said that she was raped by her father since last four years, police said. Thane: A 40-year-old man was arrested today in Maharashtra's Thane for allegedly raping his teenaged daughter, a police official said. The accused and his wife separated seven years back. Since then, the 14-year-old girl was living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city, police said. The girl alleged that she was raped repeatedly by her father in the last four years, the official at Kasarvadavli police station said. Unable to bear the harassment any further, the girl approached her neighbours who helped her in filing a police complaint against her father Wednesday evening, he said.The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The girl was sent to a hospital for medical examination, the official added.
Man Arrested For Raping 14-Year-Old Daughter In Maharashtra
2018-09-20This Ganesh festival, more than half of all immersions in Thane are in artificial ponds - Times of India
This Ganesh festival, more than half of all immersions in Thane are in artificial ponds Sep 21, 2018, 00:24 IST THANE: Residents from the lake city seem to have given a thumbs up to the civic body’s request to use artificial ponds to immerse Ganesh idols during the 10-day festival. Out of 45,000 idols, over 27,000 were immersed so far. This means, nearly 55% idols were immersed at these makeshift ponds. However, environment activists are raising questions on whether the TMC will be adopting an eco-friendly way to dispose of the water stored in these artificial ponds. As per practice, the TMC drains the water from these ponds after the 10th day immersion. The water is usually drained into creeks. This has drawn the attention of several activists. A report which the TMC’s pollution control department issues every year reveals that the water is contaminated and has a lot of impurities, including lead, plaster of Paris and other harmful chemicals. There are around nine artificial ponds in the city that generate a notable volume of water, which is eventually drained out in the creek. This can affect the marine life living here. The administration has been propagating the use of artificial ponds to ensure that the marine life in lakes aren’t affected. But activists have raised questions over this practice as they feel that the TMC is doing just the same. “The TMC expects the common man to follow norms and ensure that the lakes and water bodies are not polluted. This is a good move but the civic body should also show equal responsibility in ensuring that the contaminated water from the artificial ponds is not discharged in these water bodies. The TMC must ensure that the contaminated water is treated properly so that it does not affect marine life,” said an environment activist. Meanwhile, activists’ have suggested that instead of discharging the treated water into lakes and creeks, the TMC can instead use this for civic purposes or to water the plans along the road medians. “It is a good sign that people are adopting eco-friendly ways. The water generated from these ponds can be sent to effluent treatment plants and they can be reused for any other purpose like industrial cooling or even watering the foliage in public spaces,” said activist Vidyadhar Walawalkar. Meanwhile, the corporation claimed that it has been undertaking adequate purification process and has been ensuring that the level of contamination is less before transferring the water back into the creek or lakes. It is a good sign that people are adopting eco-friendly ways. The water generated from these ponds can be sent to effluent treatment plants and they can be reused for any other purpose like industrial cooling or even watering the foliage in public spaces.
This Ganesh festival, more than half of all immersions in Thane are in artificial ponds - Times of India
2018-09-20Gambling den busted, 14 held in Wagle Estate - Times of India
Gambling den busted, 14 held in Wagle Estate Gambling den busted, 14 held in Wagle Estate Sep 21, 2018, 00:25 IST THANE: A raid was carried out at a gambling den in Wagle Estate on Thursday and 14 people were arrested. The cops also seized cash amounting to Rs 15,115. The police received a tip-off that gambling was taking place in a house at Wagle Estate. The cops then raided the place and arrested the accused. A case has been registered with the Vartak Nagar police under Section 4 (C) of the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act. Besides this, the cops also arrested 18 other under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003, for allegedly selling tobacco products in the vicinity of schools and colleges. Further investigations are on in the case.
Gambling den busted, 14 held in Wagle Estate - Times of India
2018-09-20Grocery shop owner, his two children booked for manhandling in Thane - United News of India
Grocery shop owner, his two children booked for manhandling in Thane Thane, Sep 20 (UNI) A grocery shop owner from Mira Road town and his two children have been charged under the provisions of Atrocities Act and Indian Penal Code by the district rural police. The trio have not been arrested and investigation into the crime was being conducted by deputy superintendent of police Mira Road division, police said on Thursday.Police have identified the alleged accused as Rajkumar Banka and his son and daughter. In a complaint with the police, the 52-year-old victim alleged that she worked for one month in the grocery shop of the accused during Diwali last year and was promised a salary of Rs 10,000. However,the shop owner paid her just Rs 200 and evaded paying the balance amount, for which she repeatedly reminded and visited him.
2018-09-20Maharashtra: 30-yr-old woman raped in Thane's Khoni village; accused flee spot after she raises alarm, two arrested - Firstpost
Maharashtra: 30-yr-old woman raped in Thane's Khoni village; accused flee spot after she raises alarm, two arrested Sep 20, 2018 13:14:27 IST Thane: Two persons were arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old married woman in Thane in Maharashtra, police said on Thursday. One of the accused, Rajesh Mhaskar (30), called the woman, who works as a labourer, out of her house at Khoni village in Bhiwandi area in the wee hours of Tuesday and allegedly raped her, an official at Nizampura police station said. The other accused, Lala alias Balaram Kolhe (33), also arrived at the spot and attempted to rape her, he said. However, the woman raised an alarm and both the accused, who are residents of the same area, fled the spot, he said. Based on the woman's complaint, the police arrested the accused on Wednesday and registered offences against them under IPC Sections 376 (rape) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), the official added.
Maharashtra: 30-yr-old woman raped in Thane
2018-09-20Thane man arrested for raping minor daughter - The Tribune
Thane man arrested for raping minor daughter updated: Sep 20, 2018, 10:46 AM A 40-year-old man was arrested on Thursday here in Maharashtra for allegedly raping his teenaged daughter, a police official said. The accused and his wife separated seven years back. Since then, the 14-year-old girl was living with her father in the Kasarvadavli area of Thane city, he said. The girl alleged that she was raped repeatedly by her father in the last four years, the official at Kasarvadavli police station said. Unable to bear the harassment any further, the girl approached her neighbours who helped her in filing a police complaint against her father on Wednesday evening, he said. The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The girl was sent to a hospital for medical examination, the official added.
Thane man arrested for raping minor daughter - The Tribune
2018-09-19Land for bullet train project: Builder moves Bombay HC as Thane ... - The Indian Express
Land for bullet train project: Builder moves Bombay HC as Thane civic body stops construction near Mumbra The developer has contended that of the 234 flats in two of the highrises that were built in Phase I of the project, 229 have been sold. The third highrise is under construction under Phase II. Published: September 19, 2018 6:52:43 am Atlanta Limited, a construction and development company, building three residential towers of 20-storey each, on Tuesday moved the Bombay High Court after receiving a notice from the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to stop construction on its 3-hectare land near Mumbra, as it is said to be in “bullet train project affected area”. The petitioner, a company based in Andheri (East), challenged TMC’s “totally bad and illegal” stop work notice dated May 2 that has alleged that the buildings were coming up on land where the Rs 1.08-lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project — spread across three districts of Maharashtra — is coming up. The developer has contended that of the 234 flats in two of the highrises that were built in Phase I of the project, 229 have been sold. The third highrise is under construction under Phase II. On Tuesday, Acting Chief Justice Naresh H Patil and Justice G S Kulkarni issued a notice to the TMC and the Thane collector, seeking their replies. Lawyer T J Pandian, representing the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) — which is acquiring land for the bullet train project — was present in the court. In its petition, filed through senior counsel M M Vashi and lawyer Aparna Devkar, Atlanta Limited has stated that it is the owner of the land in question at Sheel village near Mumbra, which falls under TMC’s jurisdiction. It added that three buildings were to be constructed in Phase I of the project, for which building permission was granted by the TMC on February 14, 2012. The petition stated that TMC had granted the project the commencement certificate on March 16, 2012. The company also obtained a no-objection certificate on March 29, 2012 from the Maharashtra State Electric Distribute Company. As it was an agricultural land, the petitioner obtained permission for non-agricultural purpose in January 2013. The petitioner added that after getting the permissions from various authorities, the company constructed two towers of split plus 20 floors. The developer has sold 229 of the 234 flats and obtained occupation certificate (OC). In all, 200 owners have shifted in their flats. As the petitioner wanted to carry out further development, it sought permission from the TMC in October 2016. Following this, the TMC called upon the petitioner to deposit Rs 12.49 crore. The petition stated that “due to implementation of Real Estate Regulatory Authority Act (RERA), the petitioner was required to amend the building plans, comply with other various formalities and there, further construction permissions were delayed”. The petitioner told the court that it came across a public notice dated March 13, 2018 — published in a local newspaper — wherein the Thane collector declared that the process to acquire various lands required for the bullet train project is to be undertaken by NHSRCL. There was no mention of the developer’s land in the advertisement. However, on May 2, the company received a notice from the TMC, served to its architect, asking to stop work as its land was to be acquired for the bullet train project. On June 11, the petitioner informed the Thane collector that its development layout has been approved and out of the three buildings, two have been constructed in Phase I and OC has been received for the same. The petitioner also pointed out that the “land is not shown to be affected in the public notice” of March 13. The petition said that in the meantime, the developer had applied for “DP (Development Plan) remarks” from the TMC. In a letter dated June 21, the TMC gave DP remarks and as far as the land required for the bullet train project is concerned, it stated that “some part of the said land belonging to the petitioner is affected and after final approval is granted to the bullet train project, fresh DP remarks are required to be obtained”. The petitioner also sought a copy of the plans from the Thane collector that would show that its land is to be acquired for the bullet train project. On August 6, the petitioner was called for a meeting by the office of the Thane collector, during which the developer’s representative requested that the stop work notice be withdrawn and the petitioner be permitted to proceed with construction work as per the sanctioned Phase I layout. On August 21, the petitioner received a copy of the plans showing the affected land. The developer said that after “being aggrieved” by the May 2 notice and also not being permitted to continue with construction work, it has moved court.
Land for bullet train project: Builder moves Bombay HC as Thane ... - The Indian Express
2018-09-19'Didi-kaka' scheme of Thane police in Maharashtra to educate students about safety - Financial Express
‘Didi-kaka’ scheme of Thane police in Maharashtra to educate students about safety The Thane police in Maharashtra have decided to adopt schools to educate students about various safety measures in a bid to prevent sexual abuse and other crimes against children. Published: September 19, 2018 4:05 PM The Thane police in Maharashtra have decided to adopt schools to educate students about various safety measures in a bid to prevent sexual abuse and other crimes against children. Under the ‘didi-kaka’ scheme, children will be made aware about the difference between a ‘good touch’ and a ‘bad touch’, a senior police official said. The scheme was launched Tuesday by District Superintendent of Police Shivaji Rathod at a function here. Security personnel, who are referred as police didi’ and ‘police kaka’, will visit schools once a week and interact with students to know about their problems, Rathod said. “This is necessary because of the increasing crimes against females,” he said. Children will be provided details of their police station area concerned, and the phone numbers on which they can contact the police in case of an emergency, he said. They also plan to organise debates, essay-writing activities and symposia in schools to educate the children about how to stay safe and and other issues, Rathod said. “Girls seldom discuss their problems with parents. Therefore, the scheme will help the police in understanding their problems and resolving them,” he added.
2018-09-19Failure to submit certificate attesting usage of toilet costs Thane gram panchayat member her seat - Mumbai Mirror
Failure to submit certificate attesting usage of toilet costs Thane gram panchayat member her seat Updated: Sep 19, 2018, 10:59 IST Thane gram panchayat member loses her seat after failure to submit a certificate attesting usage of toilet. The Bombay High Court has upheld the disqualification of a gram panchayat member in Thane (rural) for failing to submit a toilet certificate — a document certifying that the person is using either a toilet at his/her residence or a public toilet. Justice Revati Mohite-Dere, while dismissing a petition filed by Mharal gram panchayat member Karishma Pagare, said, “The petitioner had the option of filing a toilet certificate issued by the CEO/an officer designated by him/a self-certificate since the gram sabha had not convened a meeting. The petitioner had not exercised the options, as spelled out in Section 14(1)(j-5) of the Maharashtra Village Panchayats Act.” Maharashtra to unveil India’s first oral health policyPrivate dental hospitals will be asked to screen poor patients for free. Govt to fund treatment through existing healthcare plans. Pagare had challenged an order passed in July this year by the additional commissioner of Konkan division, ruling that the certificate submitted by her was of a gram sevak — who is not authorised to issue such a certificate as per the law – and was, therefore, not acceptable. The additional commissioner had overturned an order passed by the additional collector of Thane district in January this year. Pagare had contested the byelection in May last year following resignation of the candidate who had won that seat. According to her lawyer, Ganesh Sovani, since this was a by-election, she did not have to file a toilet certificate along with her nomination form. He added that she could not submit the certificate of the gram sabha, as no meeting of the gram sabha was held till the time she had filed her nomination, and therefore, she submitted a certificate signed by a gram sevak. Advocate Girish Godbole, appearing for the original complainant, submitted that rules for by-elections are the same as for other polls and that an amendment made January last year allowed the contestant to submit a self-certificate as well. Pagare, however, did not do that and submitted a certificate from a person not authorised as per the law, argued Godbole. The court accepted Godbole’s arguments and dismissed Pagare’s petition.
Failure to submit certificate attesting usage of toilet costs Thane gram panchayat member her seat - Mumbai Mirror
2018-09-19Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance, and Fiona is not amused - WLWT Cincinnati
Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance, and Fiona is not amused Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 5:46 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 WLWT Digital Staff WLWT Digital Staff Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance, and Fiona is not amused Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 5:46 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 Advertisement Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance, and Fiona is not amused Share Shares Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 5:46 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 WLWT Digital Staff WLWT Digital Staff CINCINNATI — Fiona wants nothing to do with the Chicken Dance.The Cincinnati Zoo director is set to lead the World's Largest Chicken Dance on Sunday at Oktoberfest Zincinnati. Advertisement He tried to get some practice in alongside Cincinnati-famed hippo heartthrob Fiona.As Maynard practiced the dance at Fiona's enclosure, the portly princess did what she does best: sleep.Watch the video in the player above.Maynard will serve as this year's Oktoberfest grand marshal, officials with the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce announced.Maynard will lead the World's Largest Chicken Dance on Sunday, along with several special guests. He's also slated to start the annual Running of the Wieners on Friday.Maynard is internationally known for his dedication to wildlife preservation.He has authored more than a dozen books, including one about baby hippo Fiona. He has been sharing science and environmental news via his nationally-syndicated radio program, "The 90-Second Naturalist," for 30 years.First held in 1976, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati has grown to be America's largest Oktoberfest, with 675,000 people attending in 2017.The massive festival will be held Sept. 21-23 on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets in downtown Cincinnati. AlertMe   Loading more articles... WLWT CINCINNATI Contact Us News Team Apps & Social Email Alerts Careers Internships Advertise Digital Advertising Terms & Conditions Broadcast Terms & Conditions RSS EEO Reports Captioning Contacts Public Inspection File Public File Assistance News Policy Statements Hearst Television participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. ©2018, Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of WLWT-TV. Privacy Notice Your California Privacy Rights Interest-Based Ads Terms of Use Site Map
Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance, and Fiona is not amused - WLWT Cincinnati
2018-09-19Railways takes up 1.2km Parsik tunnel stretch for repair - Times of India
Railways takes up 1.2km Parsik tunnel stretch for repair Sep 20, 2018, 01:40 IST THANE: The Central Railway (CR) has undertaken urgent repair works of the 1.2km-long Parsik tunnel between Thane and Diva on the fast corridor following complaints of continuous leakages inside the structure, which could possibly weaken it and damage the overhead wires. A railway official said the leakage of water inside the tunnel was posing a huge problem and accordingly an expert team from the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, Rourkela, was deployed that suggested filling the cracks with a special solvent that could plug the leaks. Accordingly, several night blocks have been scheduled so as to plug all the cracks and source of leakages in the structure of the arched tunnel, which was built over a century ago on the fast corridor. “A special solvent is being used by railway engineers to ensure the cracks are sealed and possible leakages plugged. The team first drills holes in the walls of the tunnel and uses resin-bound chemical groute at select spots, which will aid in preventing leakage. The leakage in the tunnel used to cause a lot of damage to the overhead equipment and also to the ancillary infrastructure,” said a senior railway official. As the Thane-Diva stretch is a busy corridor, the railway engineers have to execute the work at night after the last trains depart from the lines. The work was started recently and will be completed by the end of this year, said an official. Two years ago, the structure had witnessed major faults thanks to the rampant encorachments above the hills. Despite the Thane Municipal Corporation taking primary action, the issue of leakage persisted following which the railways undertook this urgent repair work.
Railways takes up 1.2km Parsik tunnel stretch for repair - Times of India
2018-09-19Reservoir basins in district drying up due to weak rain - Times of India
Reservoir basins in district drying up due to weak rain Sep 20, 2018, 01:38 IST THANE: A weak rainfall over the last few days coupled with the gradual drying up of basins at the base of Bhatsa and Barvi reservoirs over the last few days is forcing municipal corporations including Thane and Mumbai to start drawing water from the dams early this year. The phenomenon that is usually witnessed in October has been witnessed starting September this time causing water supply officials to worry of an imminent water crisis till the next monsoon if it does not shower heavily over the next few days. However, the weather department has assured of some heavy rains in the next few days, raising hopes of the irrigation department of having adequate water to last next year. Officials said that the river basins have till last year had adequate water at this time of the season due to which the dependency on dam stock used to be nil as corporations lifted water from the weirs located at the base of the reservoirs which used to get the supply from mountain streams. However, the scenario has changed this year, said officials. “The dependency on dam water is usually required from October as the river basin has ample water. This year, the situation has turned different with the weirs running dry and we have requested water to be released from the Bhatsa dam from the first week of September itself,” said a water supply department from one of the corporations drawing water from it. The two major reservoirs have less water at this time of the year unlike last which experts attribute to the daily drawing of water and heat waves over the catchment area that could also have triggered evaporation. As per the mid-September storage volume of the dams, the water levels in these dams is less compared to last year when some of them were 100 per cent full, said an official. The Bhatsa dam that is the largest reservoir in the district has just 96 per cent stock as compared to the near 98 per cent volume by mid-September last year. In comparison, the Barvi dam that is a major supplier of water to the residential and industrial pockets in the district is 98 per cent filled while it was full to its capacity last year. Officials from the irrigation department have assured there is no reason to panic as there is enough quota to meet the demand of the district till next year. “The water levels are less as there is no addition to the water levels due to lack of heavy rain in the past several days. However, there is no reason for us to worry as the stock in the dams is enough to last till mid-July next year. Usually, rain that picks up at the end of the monsoon helps increase the stock in the dams,” said an official. Meanwhile, the meteorology department has predicted heavy rains in North Konkan accompanied with thunder and lighting over the next few days, which officials claim could improve the situation.
Reservoir basins in district drying up due to weak rain - Times of India
2018-09-19Fast, prayers, mourning to mark Muharram today - Times of India
Fast, prayers, mourning to mark Muharram today Sep 20, 2018, 01:45 IST THANE: The Muslim community in the lake city will observe the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram by performing day-long fast, special prayers and mourning on Thursday. Referred to as Ashura, the day holds a special place in the hearts of the devotees as it marks a unique phase in Islamic history. The Shia Muslims believe that the day is to commemorate the battle of Karbala, which was fought in 680AD between the ruler Yazid and Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Imam Hussain. Rafiq Sheikh, a resident of Mumbra, said, “We believe that Imam Hussain lost his life in the battle while fighting for what he stood for. He was made to stay alive without a single drop of water. So we remember this day and also observe a fast in his honour. People also serve water to the poor or those in need during this occasion. Some even beat themselves on the chest to inflict the pain that the Prophet would have undergone at that time.” While Shia Muslims pay their tribute to Imam Hussain on the day, Sunni Muslims celebrate the day in honour of the escape of Prophet Moses from the hands of the Egyptian Pharaoh. A resident of Rabodi, Ali Khan, said, “There will be sermons by religious scholars in the mosque and special prayers followed by a small scale procession. We fast the entire day and then break it after sunset with a glass of milk and dry fruits. We often visit relatives and friends and sit in peace while reading the holy Quran.”
Fast, prayers, mourning to mark Muharram today - Times of India
2018-09-19Changing climate takes a toll on citizens' health, viral cases rise - Times of India
Changing climate takes a toll on citizens' health, viral cases rise Sep 20, 2018, 01:34 IST THANE: The changing weather conditions and sudden fluctuations between rain and sun has led to a surge in the cases of viral fever, cold, flu and respiratory tract infections. As per the data, the flow of patients visiting their general practitioners has risen by over 70 per cent as compared to the last one month. Several patients have complained of body ache, high fever, running nose etc. Several kids have complained of rashes on their body and have been affected by the hand-foot-and-mouth disease. “Since almost a month many patients have been complaining about cough, fever, body pain, headache and this is due to the fluctuating climatic conditions. Also, amongst these illnesses, most of the people have complaint about throat ache as they are suffering from respiratory tract infections,” said Dr Anjan M, a general physician. The medical experts stated that these illnesses could even be because of people staying awake till late night due to festivals, eating outside food, having cold beverages etc. Also, when one gets these viral diseases, it immediately spreads to the people around and the whole house ends up falling sick. Not only adults but even children are suffering from these ailments and there has been a rise in the number of kids suffering from hand-foot-and-mouth disease. “There has been a rise of around 70 per cent in the number of patients suffering from the flu. Also, as compared to last year there is an increase in children suffering from hand-foot-and-mouth disease. It is also a contagious disease and one gets sores on the feet, mouth etc. In such cases parents are advised to not allow their children to school so that they can take adequate rest,” Dr. Atul Gupte, a local physician. The doctors have advised citizen to make sure to take preventive steps to stay fit and make their immune system strong by exercising and eating healthy food so that they do not suffer from any illness. A Kolshet Road resident shared, “The weather is extremely bad and the switch from rain to sun and back to rain is taking a toll on everyone’s toll. In my house, my 3.5 year-old daughter as well as my father-in-law both are suffering from high fever.” Another parent of a five -year-old said, “My son had to skip school for the last 15 days, as he was down with flu. The doctor advise me to not send him to school as flu is contagious and can be transferred to other kids in the school as well.” There has been a rise of around 70 per cent in the number of patients suffering from the flu. Also, as compared to last year there is an increase in children suffering from hand-foot-and-mouth disease. It is also a contagious disease and one gets sores on the feet, mouth etc making kids cranky.
Changing climate takes a toll on citizens
2018-09-18Thane: Decomposed body of woman found in lift shaft | The Indian ... - The Indian Express
Thane: Decomposed body of woman found in lift shaft When police called the technicians and managed to look at the base of the lift, they found a decomposed body. “The body was of a woman. We immediately called for Pawar’s relatives who identified the body. It has been sent for post-mortem examination,” said an officer. Published: September 19, 2018 2:03:15 am A 28-year-old woman’s decomposed body was found at the base of a multi-story building’s lift shaft in Ulhasnagar on Monday evening. The deceased was identified with the help of the jewellery that were on the body, police said. According to police, the woman has been identified as Saraswati Pawar. “Pawar was a resident of Atmaram Nagar in Ulhasnagar. She used to work as a domestic help and had gone to Sati Apartments in camp number 3 on September 14 to look for new jobs. However, she never returned,” a police officer from Central police station in Ulhasnagar said. While Pawar’s family members filed a missing person’s complaint with the police, the residents of Sati Apartment reached out to the police when stench started emanating from their lift. “The lift was stinking and the residents had no idea why. When we went to the apartment, we realised something was wrong as it smelled of rotting flesh,” the officer said. When police called the technicians and managed to look at the base of the lift, they found a decomposed body. “The body was of a woman. We immediately called for Pawar’s relatives who identified the body. It has been sent for post-mortem examination,” said an officer. The police have lodged an accidental death report in the matter and are investigating the case, sources said. “We are not sure how Pawar reached the base of the lift shaft, if she fell there or was thrown into it. No one seems to have seen her near the building, so it is unclear when the incident occurred,” a senior officer said.
Thane: Decomposed body of woman found in lift shaft | The Indian ... - The Indian Express
2018-09-18Fire breaks out in 15-storey building, none hurt - Times of India
Fire breaks out in 15-storey building, none hurt Sep 18, 2018, 23:33 IST THANE: A fire broke out in a sixth floor apartment of a plush 15 storeyed building at Glady’s Alwares Road late on Monday night. As many as 130 residents were evacuated by the fire officials. Officials said that at 3.30am, a police patrolling team at Khewra Circle junction noticed two women—a mother and daughter—screaming for help at Cedar co-operative housing society in Eden Woods complex. The cops rushed to their aide and informed the fire brigade officials. A team of 10 fire officials rushed to the spot and began rescue operations. Omkar Vaiti, sub-officer at Balkum fire department, said, “Even though the cooling operations took only 15 minutes, there was a lot of smoke coming out of the living room. So evacuated the building immediately. As per the preliminary reports, it cause of the fire seems to be due to a short-circuit. The family Ganpati idol at home and had decorated the place with lights. There was a shot-circuit due to this.” Due to regular mock drills and installation of the fire alarms, residents said that they were able to get out of their homes quickly and meet at an assembly point.
Fire breaks out in 15-storey building, none hurt - Times of India
2018-09-18Thane: Two booked for beating cops during Ganesh idol immersion in Dombivili - Free Press Journal
Thane: Two booked for beating cops during Ganesh idol immersion in Dombivili Sep 18, 2018 02:02 pm Thane (Maha): Two men allegedly beat up some police personnel and a tempo driver during the Ganesh idol immersion ritual at Dombivili town here in Maharashtra, police said Tuesday. The Dombivili police received a complaint Monday night that the accused were thrashing some people at the idol immersion site Chola Talao during the ongoing Ganesh festival, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. A team of police personnel rushed to the site where they spotted the accused beating atempo driver and manhandling some women, she said. When the police team tried to intervene, the accused allegedly beat up a police inspector, a sub-inspector and some constables, Narkar said. Additional police force was then called at the spot but by the time the personnel arrived, the two men fled, she said. A search was on for the accused, she said, adding that offences were registered against them under IPC section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).
Thane: Two booked for beating cops during Ganesh idol immersion in Dombivili - Free Press Journal
2018-09-18Godowns in Bhiwandi raided, Rs 8 lakh gutkha seized - Times of India
Godowns in Bhiwandi raided, Rs 8 lakh gutkha seized Updated: Sep 18, 2018, 23:41 IST THANE: The Anti Narcotic Cell of city police raided two godowns in Bhiwandi and seized large stock of banned gutkha and tobacco products worth Rs 7.71 lakh. Police said the sealed godowns are attached to two shops — New Royal Supari and general stores and New Bombay Supari Kirana and general stores. The police arrested one person drug-pusher from the Wagle Estate area reportedly for selling ganja and recovered 6 kgs of marijuana worth Rs 9,50,000. An offence under the NDPS act section 8(‘C) 20 has been registered against him with the Shri Nagar police station, the police said. The cell has formed a special squad formed of ten, which includes eight constables as well as two officers who look out for the possible drug consumption. At the same time, the squad is also enforcing the public smoking which is banned and those flouting the guidelines of selling tobacco products in the vicinity of school and colleges. The squad are enforcing action against those involved in public smoking in the police commissionerate and so far 33 persons have been booked, added the officer.
Godowns in Bhiwandi raided, Rs 8 lakh gutkha seized - Times of India
2018-09-17Thane: Man booked for polygamy, harassing wife - Times of India
Thane: Man booked for polygamy, harassing wife A married man and his six relatives from Ambejogai of Beed district have been booked for dowry harassment and for polygamy by the Kapurbawdi police, following a complaint by a 32-year-old housewife from Thane. Sep 17, 2018, 16:13 IST The Kapurbawdi police registered offences under sections 494, 498A, 495 and 34 of the IPC against the husband and the in-laws. THANE: A married man and his six relatives from Ambejogai of Beed district in Maharashtra have been booked for dowry harassment and for polygamy by the Kapurbawdi police, following a complaint by a 32-year-old housewife from Thane. The police said that the victim got married to the main accused on October 1, 2008 and from the wedlock the couple have an eight-year-old daughter. While at the in-laws' place in Beed, the victim came to know from neighbours that the accused was already married, but his first wife had deserted him having been fed up with the constant torture by the in-laws, said a police officer, quoting the FIR. The victim stated that two months after the marriage, her in-laws started the same treatment to her and made a demand of Rs 80,000 for the farm work. She informed them that her father was not alive and her mother managed the family by selling vegetables, but they would not agree and repeated the demand. The accused, including her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, tortured her to the core and during the first pregnancy, there was a miscarriage due to hard labour. Later, it was detected that she was suffering from TB and was sent to Thane to her parents' house for treatment while the in-laws never bothered to enquire about her or support her financially, the complaint stated. Here on February 28, 2018 the main accused married the third woman, the complaint stated. Thus he had cheated one after the other and got married three times when the earlier ones were still alive and without going in for a divorce. The complainant stated that her husband was also related to her her paternal aunt's son and hence she was under the impression that the things would be alright soon and she didn't lodge any complaint. Even when her mother had visited her in-laws house, they beat her mother up regarding which a complaint is made with the local police, the complaint added. Her father-in-law made advances to her as well, the complaint said and added that when she complained about the same to her husband, he ignored the same. The Kapurbawdi police have registered offences under sections 494, 498A, 495 and 34 of the IPC against the husband and the in-laws. The police said that they are presently probing the case and no arrest has been made so far in connection with the same.
Thane: Man booked for polygamy, harassing wife - Times of India
2018-09-17Thane man stabs cousin sister for refusing to marry him | mumbai ... - Hindustan Times
Thane man stabs cousin sister for refusing to marry him The victim suffered eight stab wounds and was undergoing treatment at Kalwa civil hospital. Her condition was reported to be out of danger, police said. Updated: Sep 17, 2018 15:16 IST A 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed a woman relative with a knife after she rejected his marriage proposal in Thane, Maharashtra, police said Monday. The 21-year-old victim told the police that the man, who was her maternal uncle’s son, had proposed to marry her several times in the past but she refused, Mumbra police station’s senior inspector Kishore Pasalkar said. The accused again approached the woman Sunday evening, but when she declined his proposal, he stabbed her multiple times with the knife near her house at Samrat Nagar in Mumbra and fled, he said. On hearing the woman’s cries for help, her parents rushed to the spot and took her to the Kalwa civil hospital, he said. The victim suffered eight stab wounds and was undergoing treatment at the hospital. Her condition was reported to be out of danger, Pasalkar said. The Mumbra police have launched a search for the accused and registered an offence against him under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder), the official said.
Thane man stabs cousin sister for refusing to marry him | mumbai ... - Hindustan Times
2018-09-17Thane citizens go green, immerse idols in tubs, vessels at home - Times of India
Thane citizens go green, immerse idols in tubs, vessels at home Sep 18, 2018, 00:05 IST THANE: Most devouts hin Thane chose to immerse their Ganesh idols in tubs and big vessels at home instead of artificial ponds or natural water bodies. Environment-conscious devotees have voluntarily decided to perform the immersion ceremony in their balconies or verandas of their houses, giving a green twist to Ganesh celebrations. From filling a tub full of water, reusing water for gardening to performing noiseless and pollution-less immersion, Thaneites are leaving no stone unturned in celebrating the 10-day festival the green way. Padmaja Pangam, resident of Siddhachal complex, said, “It has been more than 10 years that we are immersing our idols at home. In the evening after the usual chanting of prayers and hymns, the entire family gathers and we perform the ceremony. Firstly, we pick up the idol and carry it around the house. This symbolizes the last journey of the God for this year. We then put a mixture of curd on the idol and then carry him to the veranda wherein a bowl full of water is kept. We dip the replica a few times and then wipe the idol and re-use it next year.” While some households perform the ceremony at an individual level, many are even using this technique for immersion of community Ganesh idols in their respective societies. Vishal Shinde, a resident of Everest World Complex at Kolshet, said, “Looking at the condition of the Thane creek, we feel that we are polluting our resources. So, this year we thought of celebrating the festival the eco-friendly way. We had arranged for two immersion tanks. There was a separate one for idols made of Plaster of Paris and those of clay. We involved children to spread the message and the event was a grand success.”
2018-09-17Woman kidnapped two years back rescued, relative held - Times of India
Woman kidnapped two years back rescued, relative held An 18-year-old woman who was allegedly kidnapped two years back by her brother-in-law has been rescued by the police here in Maharashtra, an official said Monday. Sep 17, 2018, 19:17 IST THANE (MAHARASHTRA): An 18-year-old woman who was allegedly kidnapped two years back by her brother-in-law has been rescued by the police here in Maharashtra, an official said on Monday. The victim, who was then a minor, was also allegedly raped by the accused, he said. The police had received a complaint on June 5, 2016 from parents of the victim, then aged 16 years, that she was kidnapped from Dombivili town, Thane police anti-human trafficking cell's senior inspector Ravindra Daundkar said. The Dombivili police had then registered an offence under IPC section 363 (kidnapping) and later handed over the case to the anti-human trafficking cell. While conducting a probe in the case, the police last week spotted a man and a woman along with a one-year-old child near a bus stop in Thane. On suspicion, the police inquired with them and it came to light that the woman was the same person who was kidnapped two years ago from Dombivili, Daundkar said. The police subsequently arrested the man, identified as Kiran Ahire (26), for allegedly kidnapping the victim, who is his wife's younger sister, he said. The accused, a cobbler, allegedly took the victim to the neighbouring Nashik district where he raped her. The victim gave birth to a girl around a year back, Daundkar said, that further probe was on in the case.
Woman kidnapped two years back rescued, relative held - Times of India
2018-09-1718-yr-old 'kidnapped, raped' by bro-in-law rescued in Thane - Times of India
18-yr-old 'kidnapped, raped' by bro-in-law rescued in Thane Sep 18, 2018, 00:10 IST THANE: The Thane anti-human trafficking cell rescued an 18-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped and sexually exploited by her brother-in-law around two years ago. Police said that the girl was kidnapped by one Kiran Ahire (26), who allegedly kidnapped her from her Dombivli residence and took her to Nashik where he sexually exploited her. The girl’s parents had in June 2016 registered a kidnapping complaint with the Dombivli police. Police said last week the accused was spotted with a woman and one-year-old baby near a bus stop in Thane and detained him. Following a preliminary probe, Ahire confessed that he had led the victim to Nashik district where he repeatedly raped her following which she gave birth to a girl a year ago. The wife of the accused is believed to be clueless about her husband’s conduct.
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2018-09-17Thane Teen Held Captive For 2 Years By Brother-In-Law, Raped, Impregnated - NDTV
Thane Teen Held Captive For 2 Years By Brother-In-Law, Raped, Impregnated The police had received a complaint on June 5, 2016 from parents of the victim, then aged 16 years, that she was kidnapped from Dombivili town Updated: September 17, 2018 22:48 IST THANE, MAHARASHTRA: An 18-year-old woman who was allegedly kidnapped two years ago by her brother-in-law has been rescued by the police in Maharashtra, an official said Monday. The victim, who was then a minor, was also allegedly raped by the accused, he said. The police had received a complaint on June 5, 2016 from parents of the victim, then aged 16 years, that she was kidnapped from Dombivili town, Thane police anti-human trafficking cell's senior inspector Ravindra Daundkar said. The Dombivili police had then registered an offence under IPC section 363 (kidnapping) and later handed over the case to the anti-human trafficking cell. While conducting a probe in the case, the police last week spotted a man and a woman along with a one-year-old child near a bus stop in Thane. On suspicion, the police enquired with them and it came to light that the woman was the same person who was kidnapped two years ago from Dombivili, Mr Daundkar said. The police subsequently arrested the man, identified as Kiran Ahire, 26, for allegedly kidnapping the victim, who is his wife's younger sister, he said. The accused, a cobbler, allegedly took the victim to the neighbouring Nashik district where he raped her. The victim gave birth to a girl around a year back, Mr Daundkar said, that further probe was on in the case.
Thane Teen Held Captive For 2 Years By Brother-In-Law, Raped, Impregnated - NDTV
2018-09-17Over 15000 idols immersed in city on 5th day of Ganeshotsav - Times of India
Over 15,000 idols immersed in Thane on 5th day of Ganeshotsav Updated: Sep 18, 2018, 00:13 IST THANE: As many as 4,000 domestic and sarvajanik Ganpati and Gauri idols were immersed at the various visarjan sites in the city on Monday evening with officials adding that a notable number seem to be opting for eco-friendly immersions this year. There were nearly 15,741 idols scheduled to be immersed at the various immersion ponds in the city on Wednesday on the occasion of the fifth day of Ganeshotsav. The nine artificial immersion ponds in various parts of the city continued to witness a stream of devotees coming to immerse their deity. Officials said the rush towards immersions in the artificial ponds was higher on the fifth day and also attributed the same to heightened awareness about not polluting water bodies and the inspiration from stars including cricket idol Sachin Tendulkar. The cricket legend had released his video on the social media on the weekend urging devotees to immerse their Bappa idols at home just as he did this year. A recent tally by the municipal corporation revealed that the first day of immersion on Friday saw tremendous response to eco-friendly immersions with nearly 10,000 of the 14,000 idols immersed being taken to the artificial ponds in the city. “The response has been encouraging and we expect more and more people to follow suit,” said an official from the pollution control board of the Thane Corporation. Meanwhile, concerned citizens are seen coming together to immerse their household idols in makeshift ponds in their respective areas including one that was seen at the modest D'souzawadi settlements on Monday. "Few residents who had installed mud idols decided to immerse the idols in our area rather than take them to natural lakes as has been the practice. We will then use this water for the trees and greenery in our area. Though, the response is low this time, we expect few more to join this initiative next year on. The idea of reducing pollution in our water bodies needs to be given a serious thought,” said Hemant Karekar, a resident who initiated this project.
2018-09-17Locals blame mandal as shoddy wiring leads to power outage - Times of India
Locals blame mandal as shoddy wiring leads to power outage Sep 17, 2018, 23:26 IST Thane: Alert residents from a housing complex at Glady Alvares road on Sunday complained to the Chitalsar police about the allegedly defective electrical wiring by the organisers of a Ganpati mandal at Khewra Circle which resulted in power outage. “On Sunday at around 7.30 pm there was a short-circuit in the meter box installed near the pandal premises. The organizers have done poor wiring and didn’t even take proper precautions while installing the connections, resulting in power shut down for a few minutes. After the incident when the power came back, the electrician was seen working in the meter box,’’ a local said. The residents here asserted that the defective wiring would risk another instance of short-circuit and that complained about the lack of supervision by the community pandal organizers to the Chitalsar police. Taking cognisance of the complaint the officials from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) inspected the area and claimed that the mandal had obtained the temporary connections legally and there is no issue of power theft. An official from MSEDCL said, “The mandal had obtained permission from us on September 12. They have installed two meters, one of 40-200 amp and the other of 10-40 amp. We found no instance of theft and the meter reading is also normal.” The organizers claimed that they have deployed their people to keep a tab on all the electric connections and ensure that everything is running smoothly. On Sunday around 7.30 pm there was a short-circuit in meter box installed near the pandal premises. The organizers have done poor wiring and didn’t even take precautions while installing the connections, resulting in power shut down for a few minutes The mandal had obtained permission from us on September 12. The mandal organisers have installed two meters, one of 40-200 amp and the other of 10-40 amp. On inspection, we found no instance of theft and the meter reading is also normal.
2018-09-16Bullet train work to start near Thane in January 2019 - Hindustan Times
Bullet train work to start near Thane in January 2019 Around 26 villages in Thane district will also have to be displaced for the project Updated: Sep 16, 2018 22:38 IST More than a year after laying the foundation stone of the bullet train project, on-ground work near Thane is expected to begin in January 2019. The National High Speed Rail Corridor Limited (NHSRCL), the executing agency of the 508-km bullet train corridor project, will be procuring boring machines for construction of the underground tunnel. The boring machines will be placed for the sea-bed work in Vikhroli, in Mumbai. Further, the station design of major stations has been prepared by the high speed corridor. “The undersea tunnel will be major and critical work, which we aim to begin first. The tenders will be floated in November and boring work will begin by January 2019,” said Dhananjay Kumar, spokesperson of NHSRCL. Of the 508-km alignment connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad, 155.76-km will be in Maharashtra, 348.04-km in Gujarat and 4.3-km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Around 26 villages in Thane district will also have to be displaced for the project. The Joint Measurement Survey (JMS) of the land in Thane has been completed and process of land acquisition is likely to start soon. However, the implementing agency continues to face strong opposition in Palghar over land acquisition, as 109.06-km of the corridor will pass through the district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe had laid the foundation stone of the PM’s pet project on September 14, 2017. The work on the underground sea tunnel is critical and had already begun in December 2017, wherein a team of engineers from NHSRCL, Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RTIES) Ltd, and Japan’s Kawasaki Geological Engineering studied the data on the seabed, based on geo-technical surveys. The survey was conducted to understand the structure and depth of the seabed of the Thane Creek in December 2017 and based on the report, the alignment of the tunnel was fixed. Further, the NHSRCL is also in process of completion of the station designs of the 12 stations between BKC in Maharashtra and Sabarmati in Gujarat. Station designs for BKC, Sabarmati, Baroda, Surat, Vapi and Billimora are completed; station designs for Maharashtra are going on. According to the proposed exterior, Surat railway station will have a diamond-shaped entrance, whereas the exterior of the Sabarmati station will be based on the Dandi March. The bullet train stations will have two floors. The first floor will have concourse and the second floor will have two platforms. Meanwhile, BKC and Sabarmati railway stations will be called as the hub and will have four platforms each.
Bullet train work to start near Thane in January 2019 - Hindustan Times
2018-09-16Thane: Waterfront plan may run into rough weather - Times of India
Thane: Waterfront plan may run into rough weather Sep 17, 2018, 00:00 IST THANE: The ambitious Gaimukh waterfront development project of the Thane municipal corporation (TMC) may possibly run into rough weather after the district administration has complained of indiscriminate damage to the ecology. The district administration had received a complaint from activist Rohit Joshi, who is a member of the mangrove cell, that the waterfront project is leading to destruction of mangroves. The administration then registered an FIR against the contractor employed by the TMC under Sections 15 and 19 of the Environment Protect Act, 1986, on Friday. A joint survey was then conducted by the revenue department and city police on Sunday. The revenue department, in its statement to the police, stated that the contractor has taken up construction work within 50m of the coastal zone without receiving the necessary permissions. The contractor is also responsible for the destruction of mangroves as dumping of debris is rampant there. This is in violation of the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms. “We visited the spot on Sunday, along with the police, to analyse the damage done to the stretch where the mangroves were once present. Before we could reach the place, the contractor had already cleared a lot of debris that was dumped there. He didn’t have the requisite permissions from the Maritime board and the mangrove cell and had also violated the forest norms. The case may be forwarded to the state pollution control board which will investigate the matter,” said an official from the revenue department. Joshi now plans to approach the high court witht he matter. “There was massive inundation along Ghodbunder Road this monsoon. Vehicles were seen floating due to waterlogging. The authorities must immediately look into this problem,” said Joshi. Meanwhile, the TMC officials have refuted all the allegations and have claimed that there was no harm done to the mangroves and they had all the requisite permission to begin work. “There is no incentive for the contractor to create extra land; so there is no question of him trying to reclaim land. We are only levelling the existing surface and not touching the mangroves at all,” said a senior official from the corporation.
2018-09-16Thane: Devotees now use eco-friendly decor to adorn Ganesha - Times of India
Thane: Devotees now use eco-friendly decor to adorn Ganesha Updated: Sep 17, 2018, 00:06 IST THANE: With a lot of stress being made on going eco-friendly this festive season, residents from the lake city have used bio-degradable materials to decorate their homes and adorn Ganesh idols. From cardboard and canvas to hay and cloth, residents have used material that will not pollute the enviroment and water. Some have also added a personal touch to the decorations by making them at home itself. Yogesh Pataskar, a Waghle Estate resident, had kept Lord Vitthal as the theme this year. So, all his decorations revolved around him. So, he read up a lot of books, watched documentaries and serials to know the various mythological stories revolving around the Vitthal. He then made around 10 paintings based on the mythological stories. He even carved a 5.6ft tall Vitthal idol. “I wanted people to know the story of Vitthal as many do not know much about him. I first enlightened myself by reading about him. I did a lot of research for over a month and then, with the help of a friend, made 10 paintings through which we depicted these tales. I also carved a statue of Vitthal using cement blocks,” Pataskar said. Another resident, too, put in a lot of effort to make her decor look palacial. “I didn’t want to make an ordinary palace. I wanted it to be a royal one. So, I used a cardboard box to make the outer structure of the palace and give it a 3D effect. I wanted to use glass pieces but then I was afraid of it falling on the idol and damaging it. So, I decided to paint murals on transparent sheets, also known as OHP sheets. The entire structure looks like as if it has been made using colourful glass pieces. I had to manage my college exams while making the decorations. So I used to make the paintings with the help of a friend by staying up till late night. We managed to finish it off in a week’s time. Also, I will not be discarding the decoration. I plan to give it to my friend who will use it next year for Ganpati,” said Prajakta Khose, a resident of Naupada.
2018-09-15Thane: Industrial unit's owner, employee arrested in murder case - Times of India
Thane: Industrial unit's owner, employee arrested in murder case With the arrest of two persons including the owner of an industrial unit, Thane police on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder of a 40-year-old man. Sep 15, 2018, 21:26 IST THANE: With the arrest of two persons including the owner of an industrial unit, Thane police on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder of a 40-year-old man. The body of Shekar Pillai, resident of Bhandup in Mumbai, was found in Wagle Industrial Estate here in May this year. Grijesh Singh (50), who owns a manufacturing unit in Savarkar Nagar, and his employee Pramod Gupta (38) were arrested in the case two days ago, said assistant commissioner of police Bajirao Bhosle. Pillai had sold a lathe machine to Grijesh Singh and the latter owed him Rs 3.5 lakh for the machine, the ACP said. Pillai was asking Singh to settle the payment for some time. Fed up with it, Singh allegedly decided to kill him, and strangulated Pillai at his workshop with the help of Gupta on the night of May 30, the police officer said. The body was stuffed into a gunny sack and dumped onto Road No 21 in Wagle Estate next morning. Police ascertained identity of the deceased after going through a missing persons list in Mumbai area and conducting DNA tests, ACP Bhosle said. Both Singh and Gupta were arrested two days ago and remanded in police custody till September 21, he said, adding that further probe is on.
2018-09-15Commuter gives cellphone thief the chase on rly tracks - Times of India
Commuter gives cellphone thief the chase on rly tracks Sep 15, 2018, 05:32 IST THANE: A mobile thief, who targeted a 22-year-old passenger on a suburban train at Mumbra on Thursday, was chased by the commuter and finally arrested. The incident is the third such attack by mobile thieves on board local trains in the past one month. Thane railway police said the Kalyan resident had boarded a Titwala-bound local from Thane around 12:30am. Just as the train was leaving Mumbra, the thief, identified as Adil Khan (22), lunged at the commuter and flicked the mobile from the victim’s pocket and jumped onto the adjoining tracks. The victim jumped after the thief and started chasing him. Head constable G M Narode and constable Ajay Varma rushed to his aid and nabbed the accused. The mobile phone worth Rs 13,000 was recovered from his possession.
2018-09-15Two held for May murder in Thane - The Hindu
Two held for May murder in Thane UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 23:17 IST Thane Police Crime Branch on Saturday arrested two accused in the murder of a Bhandup resident, whose disfigured body was found in Thane in May. A decomposed body was found with the face bashed beyond recognition stuffed in a gunny sack at the Bush Company Compound in Wagle Estate, Thane, on May 4, police said. Based on the marks on the body, the Wagle Estate police registered a case against unknown persons and initiated investigations. The Unit V of the Thane Crime Branch obtained details of all Missing Person's Complaints registered in Thane and nearby areas, and found the description of Shekhar Pillai (40), matched the body. Pillai, an autorickshaw driver, had been missing since May 1 and a complaint had been registered with the Bhandup police. “We tried to get the family to identify the body but they were too disturbed. We then collected blood samples from his wife and sent them for DNA comparision, along with hair and fingernail samples from the body. In the meantime, we started looking into Pillai's movements and interactions before we went missing,” a Thane Crime Branch officer said. Earlier this month, the Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Kalina sent a report confirming that the body was Pillai’s. Based on inquiries, the police learned that Pillai earlier worked in the metal fabrication industry and had sold a lathe machine to a friend several months ago, the payment for which was still pending. “On suspicion, we picked up Pillai's friend, Grijesh Singh (50) who after sustained questioning confessed to having killed Pillai, as the latter would frequently demand the money he was owed,” the officer said. On May 1, Pillai went to meet Mr. Singh to demand the money and in the argument that ensued Mr. Singh, and his employee Pramodkumar Gupta, allegedly strangled him to death. Mr. Gupta later dumped the body in the place it was subsequently discovered. Mr. Singh and Mr. Gupta were arrested on Saturday and charged with murder and destruction of evidence under the Indian Penal Code. After being produced in court, they were remanded in police custody till September 21, officers said.
Two held for May murder in Thane - The Hindu
2018-09-15HC dismisses Thane civic officer, corporator's pleas - The Hindu
HC dismisses Thane civic officer, corporator’s pleas UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 23:16 IST The Bombay High Court recently dismissed applications challenging the rejection of the discharge pleas filed by a deputy commissioner of the Thane Municipal Corporation and a corporator in connection with a building collapse in 2013. On August 4, 2013, a seven-storey building known as Adarsh-B in Lucky Compound at Shil Diaghar collapsed, killing 76 people and injuring 64. Justice A.S. Gadkari was hearing two pleas combined together, filed by Shrikant Sarmokdam, the deputy municipal commissioner, and Hira Patil, the corporator, under whose jurisdiction the building was located. On November, 30, 2015, the additional sessions judge in Thane refused to discharge them in the case and in 2016, they filed a revision application before HC. According to the prosecution, in the account ledger of Jamil Shaikh, the builder of the building, there is an entry of paying ?50,000 to Mr. Sarmokdam. It is also alleged that he did not take any action against the illegal construction in the building. The prosecution said that residents of that ward had made complaints pertaining to illegal constructions being carried out in the locality. Mr. Patil used the complaints as a tool to threaten Mr. Shaikh and extorted ?4 lakh from him. Both officers are charged under Sections 109 (punishment of abetment if the act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 119 (public servant concealing design to commit offence which it is his duty to prevent), 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code and under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act. The court said, “It prima facie appears that Mr. Sarmokdam was doing an undue favour to Mr. Shaikh and has accepted the said amount as illegal gratification other than a legal remuneration, thereby clearly attracting the provisions of the PC Act.” The court thus dismissed both the applications and directed the trial court to expedite the trial and conduct it on a day-to-day basis.
2018-09-15Thane Man Clobbers Brother to Death for Not Returning His Mobile ... - News18
Thane Man Clobbers Brother to Death for Not Returning His Mobile Phone Dattatray K Pawar had borrowed his younger brother’s phone to call his wife but a scuffle broke out between them when the accused demanded his phone back but the victim ignored him and continued to talk. Updated:September 15, 2018, 9:16 PM IST Thane: A 32-year old man has been arrested for allegedly clobbering his elder brother to death after he refused to return his borrowed cellphone, a policewoman said on Saturday. The incident occurred in Basse village, around 35km from Bhiwandi town, on Ganesh Chaturthi, said Padgha police officer Meena Jaywant Shirsat. The victim, identified as Dattatray K Pawar, had borrowed his younger brother Santosh’s phone to call his wife who had gone to her parents' home in a nearby village. The accused demanded his phone back after some time but Dattatray ignored him and continued to talk, said Shirsat. This led to a heated argument and a scuffle between them, she said, adding that in a fit of rage, Santosh picked up a spade lying nearby and repeatedly hammered Dattatray on the head. The victim collapsed and succumbed to several trauma injuries soon afterwards, as some stunned neighbours raised an alarm, the officer said. Santosh rushed inside the house and prepared to flee from there, but an alert policewoman posted in the village alerted the Padgha Police which rushed to the spot. “He was arrested the same evening and produced before a court on Friday. He has been remanded in police custody till September 17," said Shirsat.
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2018-09-15Gaimukh waterfront contractor booked for Thane mangrove destruction - Hindustan Times
Gaimukh waterfront contractor booked for Thane mangrove destruction The district authority claimed the civic body was equally responsible as the work was handed to the contractor over by the Thane Municipal Corporation Updated: Sep 16, 2018 00:42 IST A case was registered against a Thane civic body-appointed contractor of Gaimukh waterfront development project after the district authority complained that he was destroying mangroves and violating coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms for the same. The case is registered with the Kasarvadavli police station under the environment protection act. The district authority claimed the civic body was equally responsible as the work was handed to the contractor over by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). This comes after activist Rohit Joshi on May 18 complained to the tehsildar’s office, after which a case was registered. Following this, the forest department, mangrove cell, district authority, revenue department and TMC conducted a joint survey of the project and found the mangroves on Gandhi Plot near Nagla Bunder were destroyed. TMC has undertaken the development and the funding of the Gaimukh waterfront project. The project is being implemented in coordination with the Maritime board. The mangrove cell said the Avicennia variety of mangroves was destroyed by the contractor and the district appointed the Balkum Circle officer to register a case against the contractor. Prashan Khapde, Balkum Circle officer, said, “I have registered a case with the Kasarvadavli police on Friday. Several more cases will be registered for this destruction of mangroves. After Joshi’s complaint, we did a panchanama of the place and found out that the mangroves along the creek were filled illegally.” Khapde said the contractor had taken no permission to fill these mangroves. “The forest act was also violated around 50m away from this plot, near Nagla forest.” TMC however claims that they haven’t received any complaint from the police on this issue. A TMC officer said, “We have barricaded the area where the work of the waterfront project is being undertaken. The contractor had earlier given a letter to the Kasarvadavli police station informing that few other elements were carrying out illegal filling of mangroves near our site. The police had given a remark that they will take action after they get a complaint from the revenue department. We have not destroyed any mangroves for the project.” The high court in July had asked TMC to stop reclaiming mangrove areas and dumping debris for the waterfront project. Joshi said, “Any development project should follow the CRZ and forest norms. This illegal filling of mangroves will lead to flooding in the city and soon we will face a Kerala type situation.” The Kasarvadali police has confirmed that the case has been registered against the contractor. “We have registered a case under section 15 and 19 of the Environment Protection Act of 1986 for illegally filling of mangroves using excavators and JCBs.”
Gaimukh waterfront contractor booked for Thane mangrove destruction - Hindustan Times
2018-09-15Thane RPF arrests polymorphic man for extorting money from passengers - Mumbai Mirror
Thane RPF arrests polymorphic man for extorting money from passengers Updated: Sep 15, 2018, 16:13 IST The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Thane arrested a polymorphic man for extorting money from passengers in moving train between Kalyan and Thane. The RFP handed over the accused Ekta Payal Bhendibajar, 33, a resident of Kalyan, to Government Railway Police (GRP). On September 12, around 8:25 pm, Bhendibajar boarded the Thane-bound train from Kalyanand started to forcibly take the money and started usin abusive language with passengers from the passengers in the coach. The incident took place between Kalyan and Thane station. Turbhe-resident Pramod Kumar Chhotelal, 30, who was travelling in Gondan Express sleeper coach on September 12 lodged a complaint against the crime on Thursday, RR Pandav, RPF –Thane incharge told Mirror. Mumbai: RPF arrests pervert who masturbated, defecated in ladies coaches of local trainsThe Railway Police Force (RPF) on Friday arrested a 26-year-old man who routinely masturbated in the empty ladies compartment and spread faeces on the seats of local trains starting from CSMT in the morning. Officials said the man had targeted at least 10 local trains in the past one month which delayed services along the Central line A video clip of extortion by Bhendibajar in the train compartment started doing the rounds. When the Thane RPF received the video clip, Pandav formed a special team, comprising head constable RS Ram, VK Rai and constable DH Dubhal, Virendra Yadav and Irfan Shaikh, to take action against the polymorphic man. On September 13, the above team apprehended Bhedibajar in suspicious condition at Thane station premises. The polymorphic man was brought before RPF sub inspector Sharad S Uike for further interrogation. During the enquiry, the accused made the voluntary confession of the said crime. After procedural formalities the accused handed over to GRP Thane. The GRP has slapped charges of robbery under relevant 392 of IPC against the accused. Watch: RPF personnel nab mobile thief at midnight at Mumbra stationAdil Mustaq Khan was nabbed by the RPF jawans head constable G M Narode and constable Ajay Varma, while the accused was trying to run away after snatching a local commuter's mobile phone from the train.
Thane RPF arrests polymorphic man for extorting money from passengers - Mumbai Mirror
2018-09-14Oktoberfest: Cincinnati Zoo boss Thane Maynard will be grand ... - Cincinnati.com
SUBSCRIBE NOW99¢ per month. Save 90%HomeNewsSportsBusinessThings To DoNKYObituariesJobsCarsInsiderUSA TODAYArchivesAppsAdvertise with UsMediaHomesRetro CincinnatiBusiness DirectoryClassifiedsApartmentsCommunitiesMember GuideUSA TODAY NETWORKMoonlightingPublic NoticesSubscribeMoreHomeNewsSportsBusinessThings To DoNKYObituariesJobsCarsInsiderUSA TODAYArchivesAppsAdvertise with UsMediaHomesRetro CincinnatiBusiness DirectoryClassifiedsApartmentsCommunitiesMember GuideUSA TODAY NETWORKMoonlightingPublic NoticesSubscribeSearchPOPULAR SEARCHESObituariesArchivesWeatherMember GuideInsiderJobsNewslettersCarsMobile AppsHomese-EditionApartmentsComics & GamesPlace An AdEvents CalendarLetters & ColumnsFireflySIGN IN TO:View Your AccountPay Your BillReport Delivery IssuesTemporary Stop/RestartView the e-EditionCONTACT USChat SupportCustomer ServiceAlready a subscriber?Log inSubscribe today for full access on all your devices.Subscribe NowAlready a print edition subscriber, but don't have a login?Activate your digital access.Hi ,MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONSView Your AccountPay Your BillReport Delivery IssuesTemporary Stop/RestartView the e-EditionNewslettersInsiderMembership CardCONTACT USChat SupportCustomer ServiceLog OutGet the newsShare This Story!Let friends in your social network know what you are reading aboutFacebookEmailTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterestZoo director Thane Maynard named Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshalThis year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshal is a Cincinnati Zoo favorite.Post to FacebookZoo director Thane Maynard named Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshal This year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshal is a Cincinnati Zoo favorite. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: https://cin.ci/2NcDKEpCancelSendSent!A link has been sent to your friend's email address.Posted!A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the ConversationTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQsSubscribe TodayLog InSubscribed, but don't have a login?Activate your digital access.Zoo director Thane Maynard named Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshalSarah Brookbank, Cincinnati Enquirer Published 9:49 a.m. ET Sept. 14, 2018 | Updated 4:31 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2018In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018 photo, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Thane Maynard poses for a photograph beside the enclosure of Fiona, their baby Nile Hippopotamus, in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Zoo's globally famous premature hippo does more than help sell T-shirts, bobbleheads and ice cream. She is becoming a teaching tool in classrooms and libraries and subject of a series of books with the latest by Maynard. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)(Photo: John Minchillo, AP)CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMOREThis year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshal is a Cincinnati Zoo favorite.No, it's not Fiona the hippo. Zoo director Thane Maynard has been given the honor of leading some of Oktoberfest's iconic events.As grand marshal, Maynard will start the Running of the Wieners and lead the world's largest chicken dance.The running of the wieners starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 21. The chicken dance will feature surprise guests on Sunday, Sept. 23, at noon at the main stage.More: Get your lederhosen here: Amazon signs on as presenting sponsor for 2018 Oktoberfest ZinzinnatiOktoberfest, sponsored by Amazon and Samuel Adams and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will be Sept. 21-23 on Second and Third streets Downtown, between Walnut and Elm streets.More: 'You eat weiners?' PETA wants Cincinnatians to eat vegan at OktoberfestSinging is not mandatory, but should you want to join in, start practicing these lyrics: I don't wanna be a chicken I don't wanna be a duck So I shake my buttNa na na na na na na na na na na naI don't wanna be a chicken i don't wanna be a duck so I shake my butt I don't wanna be a chicken I don't wanna be a duckNa na na na na na na na na na na naI don't wanna be a chicken I don't wanna be a duck So I shake my butt I don't wanna be a chicken I don't wanna be a duckCONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORERead or Share this story: https://cin.ci/2NcDKEpShare your feedback to help improve our site experience! From The USA TODAY NETWORK These sites are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Their content is produced independently from our newsrooms. More Stories Child riding toy car killed in crash Sept. 17, 2018, 7:40 a.m. Cincinnati shooting: Response analyzed, motive unknown Sept. 17, 2018, 11:38 a.m. No more homecoming queens for this school Sept. 17, 2018, 8:10 a.m. Seriously. Stop riding scooters on the sidewalks. Sept. 17, 2018, 1:16 p.m. Anderson trustee may have to explain petition error Sept. 17, 2018, 11:28 a.m. PolitiFact: No deficit in Pureval's office Sept. 17, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
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2018-09-14Variety of modaks add a unique flavour to Ganesh fest - Times of India
Variety of modaks add a unique flavour to Ganesh fest Sep 15, 2018, 00:48 IST THANE With Ganesh Chaturthi festivities underway across the city, the mouthwatering modak preparations has flooded every bylane here. While the jaggery, coconut and dryfruit filled steamed traditional modaks were once the only sweet offering or prasad offered to Ganpati, these sweet dumplings seem to have been replaced by a variety other substitutes. From chocolate and dryfruit based modaks to sugarfree, rasmalai flavoured and caramel modaks, Thaneites have been experimenting with various new versions. “Modaks are a must during the festival as they have to be given as prasad to all devotees. However, over the years, my family has gone astray from making the traditional jaggery-filled dumplings and have now started giving chocolate or mava modaks,” said Sharmali Marwa, a Pachpakhadi resident. Some Thaneites have also started tweaking their traditional modak recipes and are adding some variety to the spread. “Every year, I try making sweets that are trending so that my kids get excited and join me in the kitchen. This year, we came across a shop in Mumbai that sells modak surprises, which are basically mini modaks with different sweet and savory fillings, including chocolate ganache modak and mushroom chilly modak. So I replicated some of them at home, this year,” said Kshama Kulkarni, a Vartak Nagar resident. Some Thaneites had even approached homecooks to get a lesson or two on modak preparations. “Over the past few weeks, I had conducted sessions on unique modaks during which I taught students quick but interesting modak recipes like lemon-chilly modak, panchakhatya filled modak, caramel and sugar-free modaks and so on. Devotees are getting more and more experimental with every passing year. So, I have to keep coming up with recipes to meet the demand,” said Priti Doke, a city-based chef. However, there are many who still follow the traditional way. “While some made ukdiche modak at home, many don’t have the time. In an attempt to keep the traditional flavor of the festival alive, we make and sell simple original coconut, jaggery and dryfruit based modaks for those who don’t have the time to make it,” said Medha Deshpande, a city based homechef.
2018-09-14Artificial ponds, idol collection centres a hit on 1st visarjan day - Times of India
Artificial ponds, idol collection centres a hit on 1st visarjan day Sep 15, 2018, 00:47 IST THANE Over 12,000 Ganesh idols were immersed till late Friday evening during a peaceful and well-supervised procession at visarjan ghats across the lake city. Artificial ponds, idol collection centres that have been set up by the civic body across the city were a big hit among residents. “An accurate number of idols will be available only by late night,” said an official who was tabulating the data of immersions. Out of nearly 50,000 household Ganesh idols that are there in the city, approximately 14,000 will be immersed by the end of Friday. . The old city and Wagle Estate area alone would witnessed nearly 5,600 immersions by the end of the day, while the immersion points at adjoining Kalwa, Mumbra and Ghodbunder areas would witness around 8,400 idols till Saturday early morning. TMC officials said that the response to artificial ponds was encouraging this year as devotees prefer to immerse their idols here rather than using natural water bodies. The civic body had created artificial ponds at various parts in the city, including Upvan, Railadevi, Ambeghosale lake, Nilkanth woods, Balkum Rewale and Kharegaon. This was done to minimise the damage to natural water bodies. The TMC said that adequate measures were being taken to keep the artificial tanks clean and also to ensure that the water in these ponds was purified at regular intervals. Besides, idol donation centres have also been functional at various spots in the city where hundreds of devotees were seen handing over idols instead of immersing them in ponds. “We will collect the idols and immerse them together inside the creek where the force of water is more,” said an official. Meanwhile, the regular immersion spots for small idols and those beyond five-feet at Parsik Retibunder, Kolshet and Kopri also witnessed a huge rush of devotees on the first visarjan day. The TMC and city police said that they have deputed adequate staff at various chronic spots to ensure free flow of traffic during the festive season and also ensure safety of the devotees. The civic officials also deployed adequate staff along with CCTV cover to ensure safety in the CCTV. There are nearly 50,000 household Ganesh idols within the city; of which 14,000 were immersed on the second day of the festival itself. The old city and Wagle Estate area alone would witnessed nearly 5,600 immersions by the end of the day, while the immersion points at adjoining Kalwa, Mumbra and Ghodbunder areas would witness around 8,400 idols being brought in for the visarjan till Saturday early morning. Meanwhile, regular immersion spots also witnessed a huge rush of devotees on the first visarjan day.
2018-09-13Thane, Jerry Edwin - Waco Tribune-Herald
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However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death. Submit Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Jerry Edwin ThaneOct. 16, 1933 - Sept. 8, 2018Jerry Edwin Thane, of McGregor, Texas, passed away, September 8, 2018, at the age of 84. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 S. Tyler Street, McGregor, with Pastor Christine Farrow officiating.There will be a visitation at the church at 10 a.m.; the service will follow at 11 a.m. All are welcome to join the family for a luncheon following the service.Jerry was born October 16, 1933, to Edwin and Dessie Thane in Stonewall County, Texas. He was baptized, December 3, 1933, at St. Paul Lutheran, Sagerton, TX, by Rev. A.H. Muehlbrad and confirmed, June 9, 1946, by Rev. F.L. Bracher at St. Paul Lutheran, Sagerton, TX. Jerry attended Old Glory Grammar School and graduated from Paint Creek H.S. in 1951. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College with a BA in Biology in 1955. Jerry met Joyce Weiss at Luther League and their relationship blossomed at TLC. They married at Zion Lutheran Church on June 29, 1957.Jerry studied theology and graduated from seminary in Columbus, Ohio, in June 1959, serving his internship at Highland Park Lutheran Church (San Antonio). He served as Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church (Woodsboro), St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Elgin), and assisted the Pastors at Zion Lutheran Church (McGregor).Jerry's move to Zion Lutheran in 1970 gave him the chance to return to farming and ranching. He enjoyed being outdoors, working cattle, driving tractors, and fishing. He especially enjoyed watching Texas A&M football games, reading, and having spirited discussions.Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Peggy Thane (David's wife); sister, Leona Letz and husband, David. 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2018-09-13Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2018: Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance - WCPO
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2018: Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard to lead Chicken Dance Brian Mains 2:00 PM, Sep 13, 2018 9:54 AM, Sep 14, 2018 Share Article Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard WCPO | file Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Show Caption Hide Caption Previous Next CINCINNATI -- Every year, someone gets the honor of flapping their arms and shaking their tail feathers to lead the World's Largest Chicken Dance as grand marshal of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.Oktoberfest organizer, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced on Friday that Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Director Thane Maynard will lead this year's Chicken Dance. Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 21-23 on Second and Third streets between Elm and Walnut streets Downtown.Maynard will lead the chicken dance at the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Main Stage & Sam Adams Bier Garten located at the corner fo Second and Elm streets starting at noon Sept. 23.Previous grand marshals for the quirky event include former Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson, visiting celebrities like George Takei and 98 Degrees singers and TV personalities Drew and Nick Lachey.PHOTOS: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshals through the years RELATED: PETA wants people to go pork-free during Oktoberfest ZinzinnatiCheck out our nine recommendations for who we thought might have led this year's Chicken Dance before the chamber announced their pick.We must say that Maynard wasn't on our list, but the man with the encyclopedic knowledge of the animal kingdom was an obvious choice after the organizers announced the official pick. The 106th Recruit Class of the Cincinnati Police Department. Our First RespondersThose sworn to protect and serve our community bear a heavy burden.We were reminded of this the morning of Sept. 6 when four Cincinnati police officers saved untold lives as they confronted a gunman inside the lobby of the Fifth Third Bank Center at Fountain Square. The officers killed the shooter after he engaged them in a firefight. The gunman killed three people and injured two others within a matter of minutes before the police arrived on the scene.Leading the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Chicken Dance is obviously the antithesis of the potential dangers first responders like those officers face every day. The dance itself is silly and irreverent. And yet, it is also an annual gathering that celebrates the community and traditions those first responders protect.By naming our first responders the grand marshals of this year's Chicken Dance, the event gives us all the opportunity to share a moment of life-affirming joy. Jeff Berding and FC Cincinnati Jeff Berding and FC CincinnatiNo other person or group of people on this list deserve as much gratitude as our first responders. Local soccer fans though owe Jeff Berding a big thank you. This year, the general manager and president of FC Cincinnati led a successful campaign to build a new soccer stadium in the city's West End. The stadium was the last key step before Major League Soccer selected FC Cincinnati as its 2019 expansion team.Oktoberfest Zinzinnati did name FC Cincinnati its Chicken Dance grand marshal during its first year in the United Soccer League in 2016, but the team's recent successes warrant the honor once again. Bruce Willis Bruce WillisThis one is probably the least likely to happen, but we can dream. (There is also a strong rationale behind trying to woo Bruce Willis into shaking his tail feathers on the Oktoberfest stage.)Crews are currently in Cincinnati shooting "10 Minutes Gone," which is the third movie starring Willis produced here in three years. Willis first came to town and shot scenes for the bank-heist movie "Marauders" in 2015 and returned last year for the thriller "Reprisal."People started sharing photographs of crews filming scenes for "10 Minutes Gone" with Willis' co-stars Michael Chiklis and Meadow Williams on social media the week of Sept. 10.I have no doubt that Willis could "Chicken Dance with a Vengeance." Jennifer Garner Jennifer GarnerWe owe actress Jennifer Garner the honor of leading the Chicken Dance after the last time she visited the Queen City. Garner shared her experience while handing out samples of her new line of baby food Once Upon a Farm at the Newport Pavilion Kroger Marketplace last month. The star posted multiple responses from customers who did not recognize her on the baby food company's Instagram account.Garner appeared to be a good sport in the videos. And after seeing the trailer for the actress's latest action movie "Peppermint," we have no doubt she can bust a move while leading the Chicken Dance. Comedian Ron White Ron WhiteThe blue-colored comedian has no apparent ties to the Queen City. He will be in town performing at Jack Casino the Saturday evening of Oktoberfest.White's brand of comedy and his stage presence would be a perfect fit for the Chicken Dance, especially if White leads the dance with a drink in hand.The people in this city deserve a good laugh. Frisch's Big Boy Big BoyThis has been a big year for Frisch's Big Boy in the Queen City, so it only makes sense for him to lead the Chicken Dance.The boy in the red-checkered overalls returned Downtown after a 14-year absence when Frisch's opened a new location inside Carew Tower in June. Frisch's owners made diehard Coca-Cola fans even happier weeks later when they announced plans to bring back the beverage that Big Boy's former owners replaced with Pepsi products in 2013.Vanilla Cokes made with real vanilla extract and poured over finely crushed ice returned to all Frisch's locations this month. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Amazon founder Jeff BezosThere is no guarantee that Jeff Bezos knows how to dance. It couldn't hurt the notoriously hard-nosed founder of online retail giant Amazon to loosen up and shake a few tail feathers though.You might wonder why Bezos would ever come to the Queen City or even think about participating in Oktoberfest Zinzinnati if he did.First, organizers announced this week that Amazon is the new sponsor for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, along with returning sponsor Samuel Adams this year. The online giant currently operates large distribution hubs in the region and hopes to break ground for a new cargo hub on 1,129-acres of land near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 2019.And if those aren't reasons enough for Bezos to lead the dance maybe we can guilt him into it. Amazon snubbed Cincinnati back in January when it cut the city from its short list of potential locations for a second national headquarters. Actor Anthony Mackie Anthony MackieIt feels like destiny for actor Anthony Mackie to lead the Chicken Dance. The star came to town last month to begin filming the movie "Point Blank."Mackie is best known for playing the winged superhero Falcon in Marvel Studio's "Captain America" and "Avengers" movies. If the old saying "birds of a feather flock together" is true, and with his experience playing Falcon, Mackie should take the Chicken Dance to new heights. (Get it? Chickens and falcons are both birds.) William Shatner William ShatnerAs far as celebrity grand marshals to lead the Chicken Dance are concerned, landing William Shatner would be a pretty big deal.The man who is best known for playing Capt. James Tiberius Kirk on the original "Star Trek" will perform his one-man show at the Taft Theatre the Saturday evening of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Shatner's former "Star Trek" co-star George Takei did a fantastic job leading the Chicken Dance back in 2013.We have no doubt that with Shatner's decades of acting experience and stage presence, he'd deliver an out-of-this-world Oktoberfest performance.      Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 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2018-09-12Thane: Man held for killing his mother-in-law - Free Press Journal
Thane: Man held for killing his mother-in-law Sep 12, 2018 09:04 am Thane: The Thane Kasarwadavli police have arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly killing his mother-in-law and pushed her from first floor flat. The incident took place at Rumabai society in Kasarwadavli area, Thane on Monday night. Police said the arrested accused have been identified as Ankush Bhatti, 32. A case was registered at Kasarwadavli police under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code. According to police, the deceased, Paramjit Kaur, 68, had gone the accused’s home to meet her daughter, Tarvindar Kaur, 38, who is dumb. Bhatti used to beat his wife. The accused was come to home in a highly inebriated condition and picked up a heated argument with his mother-in-law over his physical assault on Tarvindar. In fit of rage the accused hit her with a spray cylinder on the head and later pushed her from the bedroom window of his flat. The woman fell on the ground and diedThen he threatened his wife not to tell about the incident to anybody. When the deceased’s son, Manmitsingh, arrived Bhatti’s home, no one was opening the door. Then he found his mother was lying in pool of blood on the ground. He took her to nearby hospital but she was declared brought dead. On questioning, the accused confessed to his offence.
Thane: Man held for killing his mother-in-law - Free Press Journal
2018-09-12Over 2000 toll-free passes issued to devotees travelling to Konkan - Times of India
Over 2,000 toll-free passes issued to devotees travelling to Konkan More than 2,500 devotees travelling to their hometown in Konkan for Ganesh Chaturthi got some relief from paying the toll as they were issued a temporary pass through Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Updated: Sep 13, 2018, 00:11 IST The temporary toll-free passes have been issued to devotees on the submission of documents like departure date and vehicle number THANE: More than 2,500 devotees travelling to their hometown in Konkan for Ganesh Chaturthi got some relief from paying the toll as they were issued a temporary pass through Mumbai-Pune Expressway. With the massive rush of vehicular traffic on the Mumbai-Goa route during the festive season, the state government had sought to provide motorists some incentives to use the Yeshwantrao Chavan Expressway and drive from Pune-Karad-Kolhapur highway to reach their homes in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. In the last four days, the traffic department and Regional Transport Office has issued over 2,000 temporary toll-free passes on submission of documents like departure date, vehicle number and destination. The RTO confirmed that the passes will be given till Thursday evening. Both their offices—one near Central Jail and the ther at Louiswadi— will be handing out the passes from 10am to 6pm. A resident from Thane Rohit Gawde has welcomed this initiative. He said, “Many Thaneites are from Konkan and they visit their village during this time of the year to celebrate Ganpati festival. Due to this, there is a lot of traffic. Issuing toll-free passes is a good move to divert traffic from Western Maharashtra. Also, the toll-free pass helps to minimise the wait period at the toll booths and traffic moves smoothly. Up till Vengurla in soth Konkan, we have to pass through six toll booths and this cost more than Rs 1,000. The free passes issued cuts downs on the travel cost and the procedure to secure these passes is also hassle-free.”
2018-09-12Project to popularise cycling gains steam in Thane - The Indian Express
Project to popularise cycling gains steam in Thane Under the Smart City programme, the TMC, in a public-private partnership, launched the “ilovecycling project” in August 2017. Published: September 13, 2018 5:04:31 am A PROJECT to popularise cycling as a means of local commute in Thane city is set to enter its next stage with 23 new cycle stands soon to be inaugurated by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) under its “ilovecycling project”. However, while TMC authorities and the partner firm claim that there is 100 per cent usage of the existing cycles parked at the stands, residents of the satellite city say the cycles are simply lying idle, with patrons waiting for the introduction of cycling lanes and other amenities. Under the Smart City programme, the TMC, in a public-private partnership, launched the “ilovecycling project” in August 2017. “The idea is that one can use a cycle from any stand and deposit it at another. A small pre-decided amount will be charged to the user’s smart card. For that, the users will have to register on the ilovecycling app and recharge the smartcard issued to them,” said a civic official. As of now, six stands are operational near Viviana Mall and other places, said vendor-partner Prasad Kulkarni from Sign Post India. “We are going to start 23 more stands by the end of this month. Our aim is to have around 50 stands across Thane,” Kulkarni said. Kulkarni, who claimed that the cycle stands in existence are very popular, added: “It has become a family outing now. People come along with their families and enjoy cycling across the city. In fact, on weekends, we have to supply extra cycles.” However, some residents and cyclists claim this is not enough. “To encourage people to cycle, there has to be cycling roads and other facilities. One cannot just provide cycles and expect people to get interested,” Shobha Mudgal, a cycling enthusiast and a Thane resident, said. She added: “Most of the days, the cycles keep standing idle at the stands near Viviana Mall. So many of my friends don’t even know about the app.” Some people also claim that the app-based system is difficult to navigate. “What if I use a primitive phone and can’t download the app? The cycle should be available more easily,” said Ajit Pawar, a Majiwada resident. TMC officials, however, claim that the cycles are GPS tracked and thus registered with a system. “The cycles are tracked and we need to know who has taken them, hence the app. We have not received complaints about the app,” said a civic official. Meanwhile, 10 stands at various locations are ready and waiting to be rolled out by the end of this month. “We are waiting for the other 13 to be finished after which all the stands would be linked to one another and a person can take a cycle from anywhere and drop it to any stand,” an officer said. Sandeep Malwi, spokesperson for the TMC, said: “This is a partnership programme in which we are responsible for providing space to the firm that handles everything else, from providing cycles to the maintenance of records. Our aim is to make Thane a green city, and encourage cycling, which we are working on. The cycles have been successful and they will continue to be so, as and when we keep increasing the number of stands and make the network more accessible.”
Project to popularise cycling gains steam in Thane - The Indian Express
2018-09-1246-year-old who sent pesky messages to Thane teenager traced to Malaysia - Times of India
46-year-old who sent pesky messages to Thane teenager traced to Malaysia The accused, who used to live in Mumbra and now works in Malaysia, had used his Indian SIM card to send the obscene messages to the girl for two days, after which she approached her parents, who informed the police. Sep 13, 2018, 03:15 IST THANE: A 45-year-old who allegedly sent obscene messages to an 18-year-old girl from Thane via a mobile messaging service, was traced to Malaysia by the Thane police. The accused, who used to live in Mumbra and now works in Malaysia, had used his Indian SIM card to send the obscene messages to the girl for two days, after which she approached her parents, who informed the police. "The girl's parents complained on Tuesday about messages being sent on her phone from an unidentified number. When she blocked the number, the sender used another number to send the messages," said senior police inspector Ganpatrao Pingale.. "We traced the number of the accused to Mumbra within four hours of receiving a written complaint by the girl's parents. The number was traced to Jauhar Malik, who had bought the card from a local shop but currently lives in Malaysia." Malik works as a labourer in the south Asain nation. A police officer said they made a video call to Malik and reprimanded him. "He apologized. The girl's family has not lodged a formal case," said the officer.
46-year-old who sent pesky messages to Thane teenager traced to Malaysia - Times of India
2018-09-12Thane woman thrown out of window by son-in-law, dies - Mumbai Mirror
Thane woman thrown out of window by son-in-law, dies Updated: Sep 12, 2018, 06:40 IST A 32-year-old Thane resident has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother-in-law by throwing her out of his first floor apartment on Monday night. The police said Ankush Bhatti, 32, allegedly used to assault his deaf and mute wife, Tarvinder Kaur, 38, whom he married a year and a half ago. The two lived in Rumah Bali Society on Ghodbunder Road, Thane. Tarvinder’s mother, Kamaljeet Kaur, 68, who lived nearby at Hiranandani Estate, used to visit the couple every day. Around 8.30 pm on Monday, Bhatti allegedly arrived home drunk and picked up an argument with his mother-in-law. “Kamaljeet also questioned him about the constant mistreatment of Tarvinder. Kamaljeet slapped Bhatti on the face. Angered, Bhatti picked up a spray can from a nearby table, hit her on the head with it, picked her up and threw her out of the window,” said DS Dhole, senior inspector of Kasarvadavli police. Kamaljeet fell on the building’s podium, where some construction work was underway, and died on the spot. Bhatti then allegedly threatened his wife and locked himself in a room. Meanwhile, Kamaljeet’s son, Manjit Singh, kept calling up her phone, and went to the couple’s home to look for her. Around the same time, Bhatti rushed into the building compound and yelled that his mother-in-law had fallen out of the window. Kamaljeet was then taken to the hospital, where she was declared dead. During the course of their investigation on Tuesday, the police found some blood spots near the window, which raised their suspicions. “On being questioned, Bhatti confessed to the murder,” said Dhole. Bhatti was arrested, produced in court and sent to police custody till Saturday.
Thane woman thrown out of window by son-in-law, dies - Mumbai Mirror
2018-09-12Transport experts demand revision in metro routes - Times of India
Transport experts demand revision in metro routes Transport experts from the city have sought a revision in routes of certain metro corridors planned for Thane district suggesting alternatives that could make the facility more popular and viable for travel. Updated: Sep 13, 2018, 00:13 IST Metro work that has started on Ghodbunder Road is already creating traffic jams THANE: Transport experts from the city have sought a revision in routes of certain metro corridors planned for Thane district suggesting alternatives that could make the facility more popular and viable for travel. The district is likely to see construction of few metro routes including the Belapur-Taloja, Wadala-Kasarwadavli and Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan among others. Experts here have said there needs to be an urgent review of routes of these lines so as to ensure maximise utilisation of these projects for the suburban residents who rely only on the trains as a faster mode of transport or road networks that have long become saturated. Transport experts suggest a metro loop to be constructed within the district like the ones being planned for Mumbai so that it connects all farthest urban pockets of the district from Navi Mumbai to Bhayender, Kalyan and Thane. While there has been a demand to connect the Belapur-Taloja route to Kalyan or Dombvili, the need for linking Wadala-Kasarwadavli route till Mira-Bhayender has also been doing the rounds for a long time. In addition, diverting the Thane-Kalyan metro through Khadakpada till the APMC is also being suggested by experts and political leaders. “The state government needs to rethink about introducing more viable options for transporting passengers as the existing road and railway networks are largely saturated. There has to be a system wherein the commuters and freight movement is separated and travel for the former made more convenient. There is a need for urgent revision of the metro routes being planned in Thane district,” said transport expert Sulakshana Mahajan. Meanwhile, it is learnt that Thane guardian minister has also made a similar demand before the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority to revise few metro routes connecting Thane and Kalyan. “I have proposed an extension of the proposed metro IV project till Bhayender and also revise the Kalyan metro route to be diverted via Khadakpada and railway station to make it more viable for commuters. The present route may not be feasible for commuters as many, especially those staying in new Kalyan area would not be able to make use of it,” said Shinde. When contacted, R A Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said there is already a plan for interlinking all the metros routes within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and the routes are finalised on the basis of the study done by consultants. “We are working on linking the metro lines not just in Mumbai but in Thane suburbs as well. Presently, the alignment is based on what our consultants have studied and presented a report based on the situation of the roads and traffic situation in the city. If there is a need for connecting a certain area, that can benefit the commuters and motorists the same can always be explored in the future,” he said.
2018-09-1215 godowns gutted in fire at Mumbra, none injured - Times of India
15 godowns gutted in fire at Mumbra, none injured Around 15 godowns storing plastic products were gutted down in a freak fire in the early hours of Wednesday in suburban Mumbra. Updated: Sep 13, 2018, 00:16 IST THANE: Around 15 godowns storing plastic products were gutted down in a freak fire in the early hours of Wednesday in suburban Mumbra. The incident was reported around 5am in the Bharat market area abutting Shil phata after nearby residents noticed dense smoke coming out of the premises. The fire brigade and the regional disaster management cell of the Thane corporation was immediately alerted that swung into action and started dousing the blaze that had soon spread to adjoining units. A member of the rescue team deployed for fire fighting at the site said they had to tear down the metal partitions separating the godowns before the blaze could be controlled. The units were probably used for stocking platic materials and the huge inflammable stock helped the fire spread so quickly, hinted the officer. The entire premises was destroyed in the fire that was eventually doused after nearly two hours. The cause of fire was not ascertained. “There was no injury or casualty to human life reported in the incident. The fire destroyed all the units operating from the premises and the cause of the fire is still unknown,” informed Santosh Kadam, RDMC. Meanwhile, nearby residents claimed the godowns were illegally built and have now appealed to the Thane commissioner seeking prompt action preventing any casalaty or major mishap in the future.
2018-09-11Kick off in Thane - The Asian Age
Kick off in Thane Updated : Sep 12, 2018, 12:41 am IST The footballers of thane district can now hope for regular activities after Wifa stepped in to form an ad hoc committee. Thane is all set to get buzzing with football activities after the ad hoc committee was approved by Western India Football Association to conduct football activities in the district. This fullfills the long pending demand from Thane football fans, who had to get affiliated with Mumbai District Football Association due to their defunct association. Although, there were some private tournaments happening, none were conducted under the official banner. To play outside, Thanekars had to own commercial or charitable organisations in Mumbai to get registered as a club. Now the ad hoc committee is chaired by Pyarelal Chaudhary and convened by Sunil Poojary. A formal body will be elected later. The Thane district will be divided into four zones, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira-Bhayander centres. It will cover areas till Badlapur, Naigao etc. Earlier the district footballers had to suffer due to the rivalry between opposite camps who claimed to lead the district association causing legalities. Now Wifa has stepped in to take charge and they want to make a fresh start in one of the largest districts in India in terms of population. “Football has suffered for almost 15 years due to the fight between two associations who haven't been able to conduct things in an organised manner. Now let them fight their battle in court, we will try to set things in order for the sake of footballers here. We will help ad hoc committee till official elections will happen. We will put train back on track till football is run smoothly here,” said Wifa Honorary Secretary, Souter Vaz who is also part of adhoc committee in Thane. “It will good for all the players in the district. Earlier my son Eashan Sartape (12) had to travel regularly to Mumbai for tournaments and trials. Even though he has signed a contract with Football Schools of India and will play in MDFA and junior I League matches but still it will benefit many of his fellow footballers in the area,” said Ajay Sartape a web designer who along with her wife had made a habit to commute hours in heavy traffic to Mumbai despite their busy jobs. Eashan has found a direction after hard work but it will now be easy for other Thane district players who had to travel all the way from Ambernath,Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Dombivali and Thane to play in Cooperage or Andheri and even Pune. The district has enough grounds to conduct local league matches and even try to bring national football to the Mumbai's sister district, according to Wifa and they may struggle in Mira-Bahayander only. “Will conduct Mira centre matches in Thane initially,” Vaz added. Besides senior leagues, youth leagues, football festivals and Baby Leagues will also be organised and also officials will be trained.
Kick off in Thane - The Asian Age
2018-09-11Thane chokes as air quality worsens with receding rain - Times of India
Thane chokes as air quality worsens with receding rain While the air pollution levels saw a steep decline during monsoon, the dry spell has resulted in a rise in the Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) levels and worsened the air quality in the city. Updated: Sep 12, 2018, 00:49 IST THANE: While the air pollution levels saw a steep decline during monsoon, the dry spell has resulted in a rise in the Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) levels and worsened the air quality in the city. The RSPM, which dictates its pollutant content and hovered around 60g/m3 to about 90g/m3 during the monsoon spell, has shot up over the permissible 100g/m3 limit throughout this month. Over the past few days, the RSPM level has increased to around 120g/m3, thus making the already dry weather more unbearable. “It has hardly rained over the past few weeks and it seems like the monsoon is almost ending. Even though we stay near the forest area, we have been experiencing hot winds through the day,” said Anjali Kanira, a resident from the Upvan. Kalwa resident Umesh Kavi added, “The weather has become very humid and it is starting to get uncomfortable. To add to it, there has been a lot of dust in the air in our area. We keep the windows shut and air conditioner on throughout the day.” Weathermen asserted that the city may not receive much rainfall now onwards. “Except for a few days between September 13 - 15 and September 20 - 21, the coastal region of Konkan, including Mumbai and Thane, is not likely to receive much rainfall as there seems to be no rain-bearing trough forming here. Even the rain on these days will be scattered and light to moderate,” said Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist at skymetweather, a private Indian company that provides weather forecast and solutions. Weathermen predicted that as these rains will also be sparse, the pollution levels, which have already crossed the permissible levels, are bound to increase further. “The RSPM and pollutants are released through various sources including vehicles, construction, etc. regularly. During the rains, these air pollutants are washed down by the rain. With the monsoon nearing its end, the pollution levels are likely to continue rising,” he added.
Thane chokes as air quality worsens with receding rain - Times of India
2018-09-11Drunk Man Throws Mother-In-Law Out Of Window In Thane: Police - NDTV News
Drunk Man Throws Mother-In-Law Out Of Window In Thane: Police Around 8.30 p.m on Monday, Paramjit reached their house only to see a drunk Bhatti assaulting her daughter. She intervened and slapped him. Updated: September 11, 2018 22:31 IST THANE: Police have arrested a person in Thane for allegedly flinging his mother-in-law out of their flat window, leading to her instant death, an officer said on Tuesday. The incident happened late on Monday at Rumah Bali Society, near Hiranandani Estates, a posh locality of Thane, according to Investigating Officer Pradeep N. Ugale of Kasarvadavali Police Station. "The accused, Ankush Dhiraj Bhatti, has been charged with murder and remanded to police custody till September 15," Mr Ugale told IANS. He said that Bhatti, 32, who runs a logistics company, is a resident of Jammu and was recently married to a much older, deaf-mute woman Tarvinder Kaur, 38. Earlier, they lived as a joint family in Hiranandani Estates, but since Bhatti was an alcoholic, he moved out to the nearby Rumah Bali Society. "However, the victim -- Paramjit Kaur -- used to visit them daily to enquire after the well-being of her handicapped daughter, who was allegedly assaulted by Bhatti almost daily," Mr Ugale said. Around 8.30 p.m on Monday, Paramjit reached their house only to see a drunk Bhatti assaulting her daughter. She intervened and slapped him. "Enraged at what he perceived was an insult, Bhatti pushed his mother-in-law to the window, lifted her and threw her out. It was a first floor flat, but she fell from a height of around 20 feet and died instantly," Mr Ugale said. Society neighbours rushed to the site and managed to shift her to a local hospital, but she was declared dead, while Bhatti locked his home, threatened his wife Tarvinder and remained hidden. In the meantime, her son Manjit Singh was desperately calling Paramjit on her phone but she did not answer. Sensing something amiss, he rushed to his sister's place but nobody opened the door. After a few minutes, Bhatti raised an alarm that his mother-in-law had slipped and fell out of the window and ran down to the society compound. However, Mr Ugale said the investigators doubted his version and they inspected the flat window to find some blood stains. After sustained interrogation, he finally confessed to the crime and was placed under arrest early on Tuesday, he said.
2018-09-11Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi peaceful - Free Press Journal
Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi peaceful Sep 11, 2018 08:05 am Thane: Bharat bandh call was peaceful in Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi. The bandh was called by the Congress along with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and 19 other organisations for rising fuel prices. State-run transport buses such as Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Transport (KDMT), Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) and State Transport (ST) – were not affected due to police deployment at all these places. The presence of police helped prevent any untoward incident. Buses, autos and taxis plied normally in Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Thane since Monday morning. Avinash Jadhav, president of MNS, Thane district, undertook a bike rally and went around with MNS banner across Thane. He and his supporters forcefully shut down the shops in Thane city. Soeb Guddu, President of Congress in Bhiwandi city staged a protest over the hike in gas, petrol and diesel prices.
Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi peaceful - Free Press Journal
2018-09-11Man held for killing mother-in-law after quarrel in Thane - The Tribune
Man held for killing mother-in-law after quarrel in Thane updated: Sep 11, 2018, 10:19 AM (IST) A 32-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his mother-in-law after a quarrel with her here, police said. The 68-year-old victim, Kamaljit Kaur, went to her son-in-law Ankush Batti’s home on Monday to enquire about her hearing- and speech-impaired daughter, whom Batti was allegedly harassing, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. Batti had a quarrel with his mother-in-law over some issue following which he allegedly hit her and then pushed her from the balcony of his flat, located on the first floor of a residential building on Ghodbunder Road, on Monday night, she said. The woman fell on the ground and died, Narkar said. Some neighbours of the accused alerted the police about the incident. The Kasarwadavli police subsequently arrested the accused and registered a case against him under Section 302 of the IPC, Narkar said. The body was sent for postmortem, she added.
Man held for killing mother-in-law after quarrel in Thane - The Tribune
2018-09-11How a Citizens' Movement is Pushing The Cops to Fix Thane's Traffic Problems - The Better India
How a Citizens’ Movement is Pushing The Cops to Fix Thane’s Traffic Problems While there are many citizen driven movements, here is one that decided to hit the powers that be, right where it hurts! September 11, 2018, 3:49 pm On August 25, 100 members of the Thane Road Commuters Forum, drove 17 km from the Ghodbunder Road to the Airoli bridge in the city with their headlights and taillights flickering brightly to protest against the deplorable plight of its roads. As part of the ‘No Roads, No Vote’ campaign, several residents of Thane have pledged to boycott every election until the damaged roads in their localities are repaired. According to the Mumbai Mirror, authorities have taken cognisance of these demands and began work to fix these roads and reducing traffic congestion across key segments of the city. For example, last Thursday, there was no traffic congestion on the Kopri bridge at 8 pm, unlike earlier, when commuters would endure long hours of traffic. Meanwhile, crossing the Toll Naka in the city would usually take 45 minutes, but it now takes about 5 minutes. On the following day, a party from the Thane Road Commuters Forum met with the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amit Kale to further discuss measures taken by the Thane police to eradicate their traffic woes. “On Thursday, we diverted traffic on the Kopri bridge to a service road by putting up barriers at the entry points. I have also been in touch with cops in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, telling them that we will take strict action against heavy vehicles entering Thane outside the permissible window of 12 pm to 4 pm,” DCP Kale told the Mumbai Mirror. Heavy vehicles that enter city limits after 5 pm are slapped a hefty fine and in some cases, have also been booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Work on repairing these roads is also proceeding, reportedly, in full swing. “As the nodal officer of the traffic conditions in Thane, I am also responsible for overseeing repair works. These activities have been fast-tracked, with our staff working between 10 pm and 5 am,” Kale told the publication. Having said that, commuters aren’t convinced that the cops can keep this up over the long term. Others, meanwhile, have seen some improvement although the traffic post working hours is yet to witness any significant improvements. Most importantly, however, the Thane “No Road, No Vote” campaign has extended to other nearby areas like Navi Mumbai and Ambernath. Late last week, Deepak Singh, a resident of Navi Mumbai who has filed a PIL against the local public works department and contractors for negligence in constructing the Sion-Panvel highway which has led to many deaths, led a citizens’ protest on Kopra bridge in Kharghar. “We pay tolls and taxes for the maintenance of the roads, but [they are] definitely not used for this purpose. What is the use of participating in this democracy?” asked Singh, speaking to Mumbai Mirror. In the past ten months itself, 32 people have died on the 8 km stretch extending from Belapur to Vashi on the Sion-Panvel highway. “Roads [are no longer] safe to either drive or walk if you consider the sheer number of accidents in this part of the city. Corporators have become contractors just to earn money, not bothering whether they end up killing people,” he added.
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2018-09-11Thane Man Pushes Mother-in-Law to Death for Enquiring About Deaf and Dumb Daughter - News18
Thane Man Pushes Mother-in-Law to Death for Enquiring About Deaf and Dumb Daughter The 68-year-old victim, Kamaljit Kaur, went to her son -in-law Ankush Batti's home Monday to enquire about her hearing and speech-impaired daughter, whom Batti was allegedly harassing, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. Updated:September 11, 2018, 2:33 PM IST Thane (Maha): A 32-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing his mother-in-law after a quarrel with her here in Maharashtra, police said. The 68-year-old victim, Kamaljit Kaur, went to her son -in-law Ankush Batti's home Monday to enquire about her hearing and speech-impaired daughter, whom Batti was allegedly harassing, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. Batti had a quarrel with his mother-in-law over some issue following which he allegedly hit her and then pushed her from the balcony of his flat, located on the first floor of a residential building on Ghodbunder Road, late Monday night, she said. The woman fell on the ground and died, Narkar said. Some neighbours of the accused alerted the police about the incident. The Kasarwadavli police subsequently arrested the accused and registered a case against him under IPC section 302 (murder), Narkar said. The body was sent for postmortem, she added.
Thane Man Pushes Mother-in-Law to Death for Enquiring About Deaf and Dumb Daughter - News18
2018-09-11Thane district gets ad-hoc committee for football - Sportskeeda - Sportskeeda
Thane district gets ad-hoc committee for football Thane (Maha), Sep 11 (PTI) The Western India Football Association (WIFA) has formed an ad-hoc committee for Thane district, which will help players of the region and also develop the sport, it was stated here Tuesday. Local football players had been facing several issues since the last several years in absence of a proper association for the district. Addressing a news conference here, WIFA CEO Henry Menezes and its secretary Souter Vaz announced the formation of the committee with Pyarelal Chudhary as its chairman and Sunil Poojary as the convenor. They said Thane district had a lot of potential for development of football, but players suffered because there was no proper association for them. "It was observed that no football activity (worth the name) has been taking place in Thane district for many years and football clubs were forced to participate in leagues conducted by the neighbouring districts. "A number of complaints were also received from teams and players of the district that leagues for the districts were not held for many years and football was suffering. "Hence, the WIFA, at its executive committee meeting on July 21 last, formed an ad-hoc committee for Thane district which will oversee the activities in the district," they said. The committee will conduct leagues and other tournaments for Thane district at various centres, including Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and Mira-Bhayander, Menezes and Vaz added. "Two top teams after completion of the leagues at various centres will qualify for the playoff league and these eight teams will form the first division for the next season," they said. The office-bearers said in addition to this, women's leagues would also be organised.
Thane district gets ad-hoc committee for football - Sportskeeda - Sportskeeda
2018-09-11Pediatrician attacked by unknown bikers in Thane - Mumbai Mirror
Pediatrician attacked by unknown bikers in Thane Updated: Sep 11, 2018, 22:36 IST A pediatrician from Wadoli, Thane was assaulted by two unknown men on a motorbike on Monday night. Police have registered a case for voluntarily causing harm through dangerous weapons on the two men. Dr Prashant Darandale was shutting down his clinic at Yashraj Park in Kasarvadavali late evening on Monday when the attack took place. A CCTV footage that the police has got from a nearby building shows two men assaulting the doctor with a bat and a stick. They drove away quickly after the attack. People nearby took Dr Darandale to Jupiter Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. “The two men look between 20 to 22 years old. People present in the vicinity said that the attackers said something to the effect that this was a lesson for hitting a child. We are still to take the statement of the doctor which will help us draw a list of suspects,” said PI NA Kulkarni from Kasarvadavli police station. The officer also said that the injuries sustained by Dr Darandale do not seem too severe now but the exact condition would be known after the X-ray reports come through. “However, if the severity of the injuries increase, we will levy heavier charges on the attackers,” said Kulkarni.
Pediatrician attacked by unknown bikers in Thane - Mumbai Mirror
2018-09-11Drunk Thane man flings mother-in-law out of window, woman dies - Business Standard
Drunk Thane man flings mother-in-law out of window, woman dies Last Updated at September 11, 2018 21:20 IST Police have arrested a person here for allegedly flinging his nagging mother-in-law out of their flat window, leading to her instant death, an officer said on Tuesday. The incident happened late on Monday at Rumah Bali Society, near Hiranandani Estates, a posh locality of Thane, according to Investigating Officer Pradeep N. Ugale of Kasarvadavali Police Station. "The accused, Ankush Dhiraj Bhatti, has been charged with murder and remanded to police custody till September 15," Ugale told IANS. He said that Bhatti, 32, who runs a logistics company, is a resident of Jammu and was recently married to a much older, deaf-mute girl Tarvinder Kaur, 38. Earlier, they lived as a joint family in Hiranandani Estates, but since Bhatti was an alcoholic, he moved out to the nearby Rumah Bali Society. "However, the victim -- Paramjit Kaur -- used to visit them daily to enquire after the well-being of her handicapped daughter, who was allegedly assaulted by Bhatti almost daily," Ugale said. Around 8.30 p.m on Monday, Paramjit reached their house only to see a drunk Bhatti assaulting her daughter. She intervened and slapped him. "Enraged at what he perceived was an insult, Bhatti pushed his mother-in-law to window, lifted and threw her out. It was a first floor flat, but she fell from a height of around 20 feet and died instantly," Ugale said. Society neighbours rushed to the site and managed to shift her to a local hospital, but she was declared dead, while Bhatti locked his home, threatened his wife Tarvinder and remained hidden. In the meantime, her son Manjit Singh was desperately calling Paramjit on her phone but she did not answer. Sensing something amiss, he rushed to his sister's place but nobody opened the door. After a few minutes, Bhatti raised an alarm that his mother-in-law had slipped and fell out of the window and ran down to the society compound. However, Ugale said the investigators doubted his version and they inspected the flat window to find some blood stains. After sustained interrogation, he finally confessed to the crime and was placed under arrest early on Tuesday, he said.
Drunk Thane man flings mother-in-law out of window, woman dies - Business Standard
2018-09-11Doctor beaten up near clinic, cops suspect attack by patient's kin ... - Times of India
Doctor beaten up near clinic, cops suspect attack by patient's kin A paediatrician was beaten up by two men who are suspected to be a patient's relative outside his clinic late on Monday at Kasarvadavli. Dr Prashant Darandale, who runs a private clinic, had downed shutters and was walking towards his vehicle when the accused attacked him. He sustained serious injuries and collapsed. Sep 12, 2018, 02:34 IST THANE: A paediatrician was beaten up by two men who are suspected to be a patient's relative outside his clinic late on Monday at Kasarvadavli. Dr Prashant Darandale, who runs a private clinic, had downed shutters and was walking towards his vehicle when the accused attacked him. He sustained serious injuries and collapsed. "The accused assaulted him with a cricket bat and wooden stick. The doctor said that the men kept saying 'you hit children, you slap children' while assaulting him. They fled when passersby came to the doctor's rescue. We have noted the physical descriptions of the accused and are looking for them," said inspector Nasir Kulkarni from Kasarvadavli police station. Darandale was rushed to a hospital. "He has suffered injuries to his back, legs, and right arm. He had to get stitches on his elbow and legs; he has also fractured his arm. He is stable and in the ICU," said Dr Ashish Phadnis, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Jupiter Hospital. The police have booked the unidentified accused for voluntarily causing hurt using dangerous weapons under the IPC. But medical practitioners said the accused should also be booked under The Maharashtra Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act, 2010. "The Act is for the safety of doctors and it should be enforced," said Dr Dinkar Desai, IMA Thane president.
Doctor beaten up near clinic, cops suspect attack by patient
2018-09-10Bharat Bandh: Most petrol pumps remain closed in Mumbai, Thane - Times of India
Bharat Bandh: Most petrol pumps remain closed in Mumbai, Thane Sep 10, 2018, 09:43 IST Most of the petrol pumps in Mumbai and Thane remained closed. MUMBAI: Trains, buses, autos and taxis are plying normally in Mumbai since morning as opposition parties observed Bharat bandh on Monday to protest against fuel price hikes. Sources said stones were pelted on two BEST buses near Vashi Naka and at Pratiksha Nagar bus depot, but nobody was injured in the incidents. "The window panes were damaged but there were no injuries to any passenger or to our staff," said BEST chief spokesperson Hanumant Gophane. Most of the petrol pumps in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai are closed. Although pump owners in Mumbai said they will not participate in the 'political' bandh and will function 24x7, they have sought police protection, installed CCTV cameras and barricaded their premises to prevent any untoward incident. There is tremendous fear among petrol pump owners as MNS has supported bandh call given by the opposition parties. In Mumbai, petrol price was Rs 88.12 per litre and while that of diesel was Rs 77.32 per litre on Monday. Autorickshaw and taxi drivers have not joined the protest, but unions said that if there is any untoward incident, autos may go off toads later in the day. School bus owners have refrained from joining any protest and are functioning normally. Buses arrived at the stops in the morning to pick up school children. “We too are protesting the fuel price hikes, but in the form of a bus fee hike of Rs 75 per student per month. We are not part of the Bharat bandh on Monday," pointed out Anil Garg of School Bus Owners' Association. Transporters will not align themselves with the political bandh as they had already called for a nationwide strike which went for eight days in July. "We will decide on nationwide protest after our emergency meeting of all transporters on September 21,” said Bal Malkit Singh of All India Motor Transport Congress.
Bharat Bandh: Most petrol pumps remain closed in Mumbai, Thane - Times of India
2018-09-10Mumbai: CSMT and Thane railway station to get AC toilets soon - Daily News & Analysis
Mumbai: CSMT and Thane railway station to get AC toilets soon Updated: Sep 10, 2018, 06:35 AM IST Air-conditioned toilets will soon be operational at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Thane railway station. Govandi railway station too will get a luxury toilet. The Central Railway has taken up the issue of dirty station toilets in two phases. In the first stage, the railways have taken the task of cleaning the toilets and addressing foul odour experienced inside the toilet blocks at railway stations. In the second phase, the CR authorities are reconstructing the toilets wherever needed, and a few are air-conditioned. Two new to join the list are CSMT and Thane. "We are also taking up the challenge of changing faces of toilets at stations like Govandi where the situation is pathetic. We are building luxury toilets which shall have all amenities one would find in high-end hotels," said a senior CR official. At present, the toilet blocks at these stations are heavily used. In a bid to improve their condition, they will soon be air-conditioned. For this, they are already in touch with specialised agencies that maintain toilets. "The deluxe toilet at Kurla station, normally goes unused. The slum dwellers in nearby areas, who are frequent visitors, are responsible for its untidiness," said Subhash Gupta, president of Rail Yatri Sangh and a resident of Kurla. The CR authorities are also entering into a memorandum of understanding with agencies that would take care of toilet blocks at stations like Vangani, Ulhasnagar, Badlapur and Ambernath. Currently, apart from pay and use toilets, the others are badly maintained. At times, even pay and use toilets are found to be dirty and stinky. For this reason, the rail authorities claim that they are going for cosmetic change with the help of industrial cleaning agents, air fresheners and other things at all stations. A detailed inspection will be carried out by the railway officials of these toilet premises where the condition of tiles, faucets, taps, pipeline, water connection, exhaust, lights etc would be inspected. They are also hoping to get WhatsApp and social media feedback from people. The Central and Western Railways have taken up the mammoth task of cleaning up 187 toilets across Mumbai suburban stations that is used by 80 lakh people daily. The CR has 117 toilet blocks, while the WR has 75 toilet blocks. Majority of stations in Mumbai will have the facility for Divyang (physically challenged) commuters by this month end.
Mumbai: CSMT and Thane railway station to get AC toilets soon - Daily News & Analysis
2018-09-10Thane: 6 held for abducting three Rajasthan-based businessmen - Times of India
Thane: 6 held for abducting three Rajasthan-based businessmen Sep 10, 2018, 21:51 IST THANE: Six persons, including a policeman, were arrested in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly abducting three Rajasthan-based businessmen and demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore, police said Monday. Police said that businessmen Devanand Vardani and Rounak Saini, hailing from Udaipur in Rajasthan, are directors in a firm that gives loans against property. "One of the accused Lenin Kuttivatte knew Vardani. He, along with his accomplices, got accused Omprakash Jaiswal to pose as a builder and seek a Rs 10 crore loan from Vardani," an official said. Vardani and Saini arrived in Thane Friday to check the documents of the property that Jaiswal claimed he would mortgage for the loan, said police. "Vardani and Saini were then abducted by the accused and a ransom of Rs 1 crore was sought. The amount was brought down to Rs 25 lakh following which a friend of Vardani arrived from Udaipur by road with the money," the official said. The friend too was asked to leave the car in which he had travelled from Udaipur and was bundled into the abductors' vehicle, police said. "The driver of the car, in which the friend carrying the ransom money had travelled from Udaipur, managed to note down the registration number of the abductors' vehicle and relayed it to an acquittance in Mumbai's Borivali area," he said. This Borivali-resident passed on the number to the police, and the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police Saturday managed to zero in on the abductors' car at APMC market at Kalyan, an official said. "The car was stopped, the abductors were arrested and Rs 25 lakh was recovered. Vardani, Saini and the friend were rescued," he said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deepak Deoraj told reporters Monday that six persons had been charged for kidnapping and other offences under the Indian Penal Code, the Bombay Police Act and Arms Act. The DCP identified the six as Lenin Cultivate (40), Rohit Shelar (20), Omprakash Jaiswal (23), Abhishek Jha (40), Sagar Salve (37) and Mumbai policeman Tukaram Mudgan (43).
Thane: 6 held for abducting three Rajasthan-based businessmen - Times of India
2018-09-10Six arrested for abducting two men in Thane: Police - The Indian Express
Six arrested for abducting two men in Thane: Police According to the police, two executives from a Rajasthan-based firm had come to Thane for an investment-related work on September 7. Published: September 11, 2018 2:55:10 am Thane Anti-Extortion Cell Sunday arrested six men for allegedly abducting two finance professionals from Rajasthan. The accused had demanded Rs 1 crore, police said. According to the police, two executives from a Rajasthan-based firm had come to Thane for an investment-related work on September 7. “When the two men arrived, the accused abducted them at knife-point and demanded Rs 1 crore from their colleagues,” said an officer. The accused had kept the men in a hotel and later at a house, police said. “When their friend came with the money in a cab, the driver, sensing something amiss, noted down the registration number of the vehicle they had gone in and alerted the police,” said an officer. The police found the car and followed it before arresting the accused and releasing the abducted men in the wee hours of Sunday, sources said. “The accused had finally settled on a sum of Rs 25 lakh, which we have seized and the men who had come to deliver the money have also been released from the abductors,” said the officer.
Six arrested for abducting two men in Thane: Police - The Indian Express
2018-09-10Repaired Mumbra bypass reopens, ends 4 months of traffic nightmare - Times of India
Repaired Mumbra bypass reopens, ends 4 months of traffic nightmare Motorists, residents and traffic police authorities heaved a sigh of relief on Monday as the repaired Mumbra bypass re-opened and drew out a rush of heavy containers, trailers and trucks that were choking roads leading out of the city to the north for four months. Sep 11, 2018, 03:58 IST The repaired Mumbra bypass is thrown open on Monday THANE: Motorists, residents and traffic police authorities heaved a sigh of relief on Monday as the repaired Mumbra bypass re-opened and drew out a rush of heavy containers, trailers and trucks that were choking roads leading out of the city to the north for four months. Motorists driving to and from Thane and Navi Mumbai found the Eastern Express Highway, the Airoli road and the Thane-Belapur road free of heavy vehicles. "We have alerted the various truck associations about opening of the Mumbra bypass and that they should avoid taking the internal routes," said DCP (traffic) Amit Kale. The six-km bypass built in 2000 goes through the Parsik hills and overlooks the Mumbra-Retibunder creek. It is strategically important as it handles the entire flow of heavy traffic to and from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust as also the cargo hubs in the Raigad district. "The four-lane bypass had developed huge craters and needed immediate attention. The state government had declared that the work would be completed on September 1 and it has delivered on its promise,'' a senior PWD official said. Guardian minister Eknath Shinde flagged-off the first vehicle on the renovated bypass early on Monday after an inspection of the road. Most office-goers said it was a huge relief driving on the city roads on Monday as compared to the harrowing time spent sitting in traffic jams for last four months. "It usually takes me two-and-a-half hours to reach Goregaon, but on Monday I reached in an hour, the usual time. There weren't any trucks on the road, not only because of the bypass but probably because it was a bandh," said Rajesh Master, resident of Patlipada.
Repaired Mumbra bypass reopens, ends 4 months of traffic nightmare - Times of India
2018-09-10Thane: 13-year-old boy raped; teenager arrested - The Indian Express
Thane: 13-year-old boy raped; teenager arrested Published: September 11, 2018 2:22:01 am A 13-year-old boy was allegedly raped by a 19-year-old youth in Ulhasnagar on Saturday. Police arrested the accused on Sunday. According to the police, the accused and the victim stay in the same building. The incident came to light after the boy complained of pain in his private parts on Sunday. “The parents informed us. When we interrogated the boy in presence of his parents, he recounted the incident,” an officer said. The accused had allegedly spotted the boy playing outside the house and taken him to a nearby under-construction shop, promising to get him new toys, said a police officer. “The boy was raped by the accused who threatened him saying he should not speak to anybody about the incident,” the officer said. “We have booked the accused under various sections of the POCSO Act. He has been remanded in police custody,” the officer said.
Thane: 13-year-old boy raped; teenager arrested - The Indian Express
2018-09-10Container truck gets stuck under Vitawa ROB, leads to traffic snarl - Times of India
Container truck gets stuck under Vitawa ROB, leads to traffic snarl Motorists had a harrowing time on Monday afternoon after a huge container truck got stuck under the Vitawa railway overbridge along Thane-Belapur Road. The heavy vehicle tried to cross the subway but got stuck. There was no height barried as well installed before the bridge. Sep 11, 2018, 04:02 IST THANE: Motorists had a harrowing time on Monday afternoon after a huge container truck got stuck under the Vitawa railway overbridge along Thane-Belapur Road. The heavy vehicle tried to cross the subway but got stuck. There was no height barried as well installed before the bridge The driver was on his way to Gujarat when the incident took place. Luckily, the driver realised his mistake and managed to stop the vehicle in time before any more damage could be caused to the bridge. However, due to this, a massive traffic jam took place on both lanes. The Thane traffic police rushed to the spot to tackle the situation. All steps taken to remove the truck from under the bridge proved futile. Finally, the tyres of the heavy vehicle had to be deflated and then with the help of a crane the vehicle was brought out. The bridge wasn’t damaged nor were the railway services affected, said a Central Railway official. “There is no height barrier at the spot, due to which the driver took the subway and got stuck. There was a massive traffic jam on either sides of the narrow stretch. The height barrier that was installed here had got damaged by another container truck long ago and had not yet been repaired by the railways,” informed a traffic police official. Meanwhile, the Central Railway protection force at Thane has registered an offense under sections 154, 159 and 174 of the Railway Act against the driver of the container.
2018-09-10Eye on polls: Netas to connect with locals this festive season - Times of India
Eye on polls: Netas to connect with locals this festive season In the run up to the forthcoming 2019 elections, political parties and netas in the city have gone on an overdrive and are trying to reach out to residents and connect with them this Ganeshotsa Sep 11, 2018, 04:01 IST THANE: In the run up to the forthcoming 2019 elections, political parties and netas in the city have gone on an overdrive and are trying to reach out to residents and connect with them this Ganeshotsav. While some parties have planned visits to pandals, others will be operating special free buses to ferry residents to and from Konkan. Some were even seen handing out food packets to those travelling to their native place. A politician from old Thane city said that there are nearly 180 mandals in his ward which have requested his presence during the 10-day festival. “I have no option but to attend all of them. This way, I will get more visibility and my party and this will help in the forthcoming elections. This is also a good way to connect with residents,” said the neta. Meanwhile, the city-unit of the BJP held a meeting on Monday evening to chalk out plans to reach out to the residents through various initiatives. Senior leader and MLA Sanjay Kelkar had already paid a visit to MSRTC bus stand on Sunday and started connecting with travellers and distributing food packets to those travelling. The MNS was seen backing several Ganpati artisans and workshops by warning the administration to not take any action on them under the guise of encroachments. Several other enterprising netas from the city have organised bus services for those travelling to Konkan for the festival. Almost all political parties, including the NCP and Sena have scheduled buses for residents from the area. Sena corporator Naresh Mhaske from Anand Nagar said that there special buses have been deployed to ferry residents to their native place. NCP neta Hanumant Jagdale has also made similar plans. “This year, the festivals will be an ideal platform for netas to connect with residents and their voter base ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Politicians like to take these occasions as this are the few occasions when the entire society or community comes together on a common platform,” said a political functionary.
2018-09-09Maha: 48 persons arrested for gambling in Thane - Business Standard
Maha: 48 persons arrested for gambling in Thane Updated at September 9, 2018 19:30 IST Forty-eight persons were arrested Sunday following a raid by the Crime Branch Unit 1 of Thane police at a venue where gambling activities were allegedly underway, police said. The raid was carried out early Sunday at the Vignaharta Samajeek Seva Mandal office situated on the first floor of MSRTC's Khopat Bus Depot, said senior inspector Nitin Thackre of the Crime Branch. The people nabbed there were playing a card game called "teen patti" which is banned under anti-gambling laws in the state, the official said. "We have seized Rs 5.40 lakh in cash as well as other items valued at Rs 5.21 lakh. Of the 48 people arrested, 24 were gambling patrons while 24 were staff operating the racket," he said. Naupada police has registered a case under the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act, Thackre said.
Maha: 48 persons arrested for gambling in Thane - Business Standard
2018-09-09Three of Thane family booked for abetment of married woman's suicide - United News of India
Three of Thane family booked for abetment of married woman's suicide Thane, Sep 9 (UNI) A 33-year-old man and his parents have beenbooked by the Bhiwandi police on the charge of allegedly abetting suicide of his young wife. An offence under sections 306, 323, 504 and 506 read with 34 ofIndian Penal Code has been registered by the Konagaon police stationon Saturday evening against the alleged accused, police said. The prime accused Ashfaque Tamboli and his parents allegedly started harassing the victim, Aneesa (28), mentally since the last couple of years after nine years of their marriage. Fed up of the repeated harassment, Aneesa allegedly consumed a poisonous substance to her life on August 28. She was admitted at a local hospital, where she succumbed on September 2 during treatment.
2018-09-09100 booked for illegal sand mining in Palghar - Times of India
100 booked for illegal sand mining in Palghar Sep 9, 2018, 18:29 IST PALGHAR: Police have booked around 100 people and seized 43 trucks for illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Vaitarna riverbed. The action followed a crackdown on members of the sand mafia operating in the district by the rural police on Friday night, police said Sunday. Raids were carried out in keeping with the orders of courts which have banned extraction of sand from the river using pumps and their transportation, they said. As part of the crackdown, trucks carrying illegally extracted sand from the Vaitarna river were intercepted by police teams keeping a vigil on the Khanivade-Umbarpada road, the police said. Around 100 people, including truck owners and drivers, were booked under relevant sections of the IPC, the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, the Environment (Protection) Rules and other relevant laws, they said. District superintendent of police Gaurav Singh said 43 trucks laden with sand, one car and a JCB machines were seized during the crackdown.
100 booked for illegal sand mining in Palghar - Times of India
2018-09-09Thane residents to double as road safety officers to help traffic police - The Indian Express
Thane residents to double as road safety officers to help traffic police At a time when the traffic department is already facing a staff crunch, this decision to rope in residents have been appreciated by the traffic police officials. Updated: September 10, 2018 3:16:10 am Residents of Thane city will soon volunteer and manage traffic at important intersections in the city, traffic officials said. At a time when the traffic department is already facing a staff crunch, this decision to rope in residents have been appreciated by the traffic police officials. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Amit Kale said, “We will involve them as per our requirements.” Another officer from the Thane traffic police said, “It will help us tremendously. With the volunteers joining in, traffic constables can be evenly distributed across the city.” The idea came up at a meeting held by the Thane Citizens Forum, a city-based organisation, that has been protesting against regular traffic congestions and poor road conditions in the city. “A compiled list of volunteers will be handed over to the traffic department. We have already been working as zebra-crossing monitors in some places,” said Kasber Augustine, the forum’s convener. Father Rudolph Andredas, parish priest and manager of Our Lady of Mercy Church, is one of the volunteers to have signed up. “Instead of just complaining, I believe we should act. I will stand on the road to man traffic if it helps to reduce accidents and snarls,” he said. “As road safety volunteers, residents will help the traffic police at some vantage points. They will man some congested spots. They will also ensure that cars or bikes parked along the roads or no-parking zones are removed,” Augustine said. The volunteers will be given ID cards by the traffic police, a forum member said.
Thane residents to double as road safety officers to help traffic police - The Indian Express
2018-09-09Mumbra bypass opens for traffic from Moday - Times of India
Mumbra bypass opens for traffic from Moday The Mumbra bypass will be thrown open for vehicular traffic from Monday, September 10, as the repair work of the 3km-long stretch is completed, said officials from the public works department (PWD). Sep 10, 2018, 03:52 IST Finishing touches being given to the bypass on Sunday before it is ready for vehicular traffic on Monday THANE: The Mumbra bypass will be thrown open for vehicular traffic from Monday, September 10, as the repair work of the 3km-long stretch is completed, said officials from the public works department (PWD). The bypass was shut since May 7, owing to its maintenance work as the road overbridge (ROB) was in a dilapidated state. The authorities had earlier said that the work will be completed by July, but it got delayed and extended to September due to heavy rain and cracks on some parts of the road. "Most of the work is complete and only the finishing work was remaining, which was done by Sunday night. The bypass will be open for vehicular traffic from Monday. We have installed bearings on the upper part of the ROB and done the distressing work, which will help in decreasing the vibrations one feels while travelling on the bridge. We have made the ROB strong and even concretised the roads, which were earlier made of tar. We have placed retaining walls on some parts of the road. Also, we have installed crash barriers at most of the turns so that vehicles do not tumble down the valley or meet with an accident," said Asha Jatkal, assistant engineer from Panvel PWD. The head of the traffic department has also alerted officers posted at various junctions and check points to ensure that the trailers and trucks that are not aware about the Mumbra bypass being opened are able to make their way towards it instead of using internal routes. Authorities are even hoping that the congestion will reduce as thousands of heavy vehicles will use the bypass instead of internal roads in the city. "Since the past four months the trucks and trailers that plied to and from JNPT-Ahmedabad were not allowed to take the bypass. They used the interior parts of the city. Now since the bypass is open, the number of vehicles using the internal routes will decrease. They will not be allowed to enter the city during afternoons. Even the traffic officers have been told to divert heavy vehicles towards the bypass. It will take a day or more for drivers to be aware that the bypass is now open for vehicular traffic," said Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, traffic department. We have installed bearings on the upper part of the ROB and done the distressing work, which will help in decreasing the vibrations. We have even concretised the roads, which were earlier made of tar. We have placed retaining walls on some parts of the road We have installed bearings on the upper part of the ROB and done the distressing work, which will help in decreasing the vibrations. We have even concretised the roads, which were earlier made of tar. We have placed retaining walls on some parts of the road.
Mumbra bypass opens for traffic from Moday - Times of India
2018-09-09Girl falls unconscious in express train at Thane, dies on way to civil hospital - Times of India
Girl falls unconscious in express train at Thane, dies on way to civil hospital Girl falls unconscious in express train at Thane, dies on way to civil hospitalAn 11-year-old resident of Nallasopara, who was traveling home from Varanasi, fell unconscious in the Mahanagari Express train at Thane at around 12.30pm on Sunday. Sep 10, 2018, 03:50 IST THANE: An 11-year-old resident of Nallasopara, who was traveling home from Varanasi, fell unconscious in the Mahanagari Express train at Thane at around 12.30pm on Sunday and died on her way to the civil hospital. RPF officials said that that the minor was travelling with her family and started complaining of breathlessness when the train halted at Thane station. She then reportedly fell unconscious in the train and was immediately put on a stretcher and taken to civil hospital where she was pronounced dead. The girl's father said that she was unwell and they had gone to Varanasi to get medicines for her. "My daughter has had liver swelling issue, which causes respiratory distress since she was born. Every time she got an attack we would rush her to the nearest hospital and she would be fine. But she was under medication. We had gone to our hometown to visit our family doctor and get her medicines over the weekend. She collapsed in the train and did not make it this time," said Amit Singh, the father.
Girl falls unconscious in express train at Thane, dies on way to civil hospital - Times of India
2018-09-09Man duped of gold, cash worth Rs 1.4 lakh - Times of India
Man duped of gold, cash worth Rs 1.4 lakh Man duped of gold, cash worth Rs 1.4 lakhA 59-year-old Navi Mumbai resident was tricked and duped of gold and cash amounting to Rs.1.39 lakh at Naupada's Ghantali area by two men on Saturday night. Sep 10, 2018, 03:54 IST THANE: A 59-year-old Navi Mumbai resident was tricked and duped of gold and cash amounting to Rs.1.39 lakh at Naupada's Ghantali area by two men on Saturday night. Police said that the victim, Suresh Thikrool, was walking from the Ghantali temple area towards his mother's house nearby at around 10pm on Saturday when a man approached him for directions to an eye hospital in the vicinity. After he responded to the person, the man thanked him and allegedly advised him to remove his gold chain, ring and wallet and wrap it safely in his handkerchief. Just while Thikrool asked him for the reason for the strange suggestion, another passerby reportedly told him to do the same saying it was not safe to wear gold openly in the area. The victim did as he was told and then began discussing safety issues with the duo. When they left, he realized that they had managed to flee from the spot with his handkerchief.
Man duped of gold, cash worth Rs 1.4 lakh - Times of India
2018-09-09Driver flees with bizman's Rs 2 lakh car used as Uber - Times of India
Driver flees with bizman's Rs 2 lakh car used as Uber Driver flees with bizman's Rs 2 lakh car used as UberA 30-year-old Manpada-based businessman was allegedly robbed of his car worth Rs 2 lakh by his driver late in August. Sep 10, 2018, 03:46 IST THANE: A 30-year-old Manpada-based businessman was allegedly robbed of his car worth Rs 2 lakh by his driver late in August. Police said that the victim, Deepak Nair, had started the Uber facility and hired Goregaon-based driver, Ram Yadav, to ferry commuters during the day for a fixed pay-per-trip he made. He had made multiple checks on driver Yadav, including crosschecking his driver's license, identity, home address, etc. However, unlike usual, Yadav reportedly failed to bring the vehicle back to Nair's house on August 31. After his repeated attempts to reach Yadav on his mobile number and residence over the past week failed, Nair lodged a case of theft against him at Chitalsar police station. The investigation is currently underway.
Driver flees with bizman
2018-09-08CM's in-principle nod for Thane Creek bridge - Mumbai Mirror
CM's in-principle nod for Thane Creek bridge Updated: Sep 8, 2018, 03:18 IST Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who heads the cabinet’s sub-committee on infrastructure, has given an in-principle nod to a proposed third bridge over Thane Creek. The bridge, which is part of the proposed road connecting Vashi’s Sector 24 with Kharghar and includes a tunnel through the Parsik Hill, is expected to cost the state Rs 560 crore. The decision to this effect was taken in sub committee’s meeting held on Tuesday and Fadnavis has sought a feasibility report for the project, said a senior official from chief minister’s office. “Currently, it takes around 45 minutes to travel from Chembur to Kharghar (a distance of 27 kilometre) but the new road will reduce travel time to 15 minutes,” said the officer. The project will be jointly executed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Officials said the proposed third bridge over Thane Creek will be a sixlane stretch - three lanes each on either side of the existing bridge. “The work on the bridge will start in November and it will take around three years to complete the work,” he said.
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2018-09-08Mumbai: Authorities fill up potholes, remove abandoned vehicles to decongest Thane - Daily News & Analysis
Mumbai: Authorities fill up potholes, remove abandoned vehicles to decongest Thane Updated: Sep 8, 2018, 06:35 AM IST After Thane motorists formed a human chain to protest against traffic congestion, bad roads and other issues plaguing Thane, the authorities have finally sprung into action. While the Public Works Department deployed more men to repair potholes on the Eastern Express Highway, the Thane Municipal Corporation started a drive to seize unclaimed vehicles parked on the roads. On Tuesday, over 200 Thane residents came together near Anandnagar toll naka in Mulund East to form a human chain. Growing tired of the authorities turning a blind eye, they decided to stage this protest. "I also saw over 60 to 70 people from the PWD repairing the stretch from Kopri Bridge towards the toll naka on Thursday," said Kasber Augustine, president, Thane Citizens Foundation (TCF), which organised the protest. "The congestion on that stretch has reduced by at least 25 per cent," he added. It is this stretch that had become a bottleneck for motorists since May this year when Mumbra bypass was shut for repairs. As heavy vehicles made their way through this stretch in and out of Thane, they caused heavy traffic jams. "It would take 35 to 45 minutes to cross this 1km stretch due to heavy vehicles," Augustine said. Besides this, from Thursday, TMC also started crackdown to seize unclaimed vehicles parked illegally on the roads. "There are many two-wheelers four wheelers lying unclaimed on Thane roads causing traffic jams," said Sandip Malvi, Public Relations Officer, TMC. "Starting Thursday we have seized and towed away over 42 such vehicles to ease the traffic situation in Thane. We will also seize vehicles parked in no-parking zones henceforth," he added. Residents welcome this move of TMC to decongest the roads. "Awareness should be created among citizens and housing societies who can help the authorities to identify abandoned vehicles and report them," said Reny Varghese, a resident of Ghodbunder Road. "They should also come up with a solution for effective scrapping of old vehicles if they fall in this category, NO MORE SNARLS? The PWD deployed more men to repair potholes on the Eastern Express Highway The TMC started a drive to seize unclaimed vehicles parked on the roads
Mumbai: Authorities fill up potholes, remove abandoned vehicles to decongest Thane - Daily News & Analysis
2018-09-08Michael J. Thane - The Missoulian
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2018-09-08ZP holds events during nutrition month of Sept - Times of India
ZP holds events during nutrition month of Sept Sep 8, 2018, 22:32 IST Thane: The recent demise of the 14-year-old tribal girl from Palghar reportedly after suffering from anemia has pushed the Thane district administration to go on an overdrive and create a blueprint to try and eliminate the 0.1 per cent cases of anemia and undernourishment. In their attempt to see the overall quality of health in the rural and the tribal pockets and prevent any fatalities, the zilla parishad (ZP) has started implementing and assorting 64 nutrition-centric events that will go on till the end of the National Nutrition Month. “Of the total 11 lakh population in the district, around 1.3 lakh citizens come under our target group of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Of these, 153 or around 0.1 per cent currently fall in this undernourished category. We have come up with a plethora of projects centered on cleanliness, diet and health, which will be conducted during the nutrition month of September, to try and eradicate this problem,” said Santosh Bhosale, Thane ZP’s women and child welfare officer. Be it through discussions and workshops on topics related to nutritious diet, the importance of nutrition for good health, pregnant mothers, prevention of malnutrition, etc at anganwadis, gram panchayats and schools or through door-to-door visits and setting up of nutrition fairs, prabhat pheris, competitions and educative skits and processions, the message of healthy living is the key focus of this campaign during this month. “Our plan includes wiping out all the myths that prevent pregnant and lactating women from various healthy practices in these rural belts. Through these programs we want to drive the message of healthy and clean living,” added Bhosale.
2018-09-08Public garden at Dhokali re-opened, but most amenities broken, unusable - Times of India
Public garden at Dhokali re-opened, but most amenities broken, unusable Sep 8, 2018, 22:30 IST Thane: Close to a month after the TOI highlighted the near-ruins conditions of a once sprawling public garden at Dhokali, the civic administration here plunged into action and re-opened the refurbished public garden which was shut for over a year. TOI, in its edition dated August 8, had put the spotlight on the Nandi Baba park at Dhokali and questioned the civic administration for the neglect and the inconvenience caused to public due to the closure of a recreation spot in their neighborhood. The municipal authorities soon swung into action and team of civic officials, contractors and security guards set about reviving the Nandi Baba park back to its initial glory, bringing back the smiles on the faces of the children. The fully-equipped public garden was thrown open to public on Sunday. Sanjay Bhoir, the local Shiv Sena corporator said, “We had to close the park due to certain repair work. The main entrance gate had collapsed a few months ago because of which we had shut the premises. We were waiting for the rains to slow down after which we had decided to conduct the repair work. Three days ago we have reopened the facility after cleaning the premises.” Agreeing with Bhoir, deputy municipal commissioner Omprakash Divate, who heads the tree and garden department at the Thane Municipal Corporation said, “We expedited the repair works and decided to revive and reopen the park by fixing minor things which had been broken earlier. The park is functioning smoothly now.” Located adjacent to the Nandi baba temple, the park inaugurated in January 2012 was considered an oasis amidst the concrete mess with its lush landscapes, wooden bridges, colouful benches, jogging/walking tracks and mini waterfalls. The half-acre premise soon after started losing its charm and became the victim of chronic neglect by the Thane Municipal Corporation, inviting bitter criticism from the residents, with some even claiming that their repeated queries were also going unanswered. “As countless queries regarding this matter were going in vain, we decided to seek the help of the media. We needed some answers as to why this place is lying vacant and in complete shambles. This is the only such space in the vicinity and people looked forward to send their kids or go for a casual stroll in the park. Let’s hope that the doors remain open for lifetime now,” said Ananya Narayan, a resident of Dhokali.
2018-09-08CDR case: Cops get custody of pvt detective - Times of India
CDR case: Cops get custody of pvt detective Sep 8, 2018, 22:44 IST Thane: The crime branch probing the illegal Call Detail Record (CDR) case has got the custody of one more private detective in the illegal CDR leak case. The police said Shailesh Manjrekar, who runs a private detective agency, has been arrested by the anti-extortion cell of the Mumbai crime branch on August 5. The officer said, “Besides Manjrekar, one more aide was arrested for allegedly blackmailing a south Mumbai-based businessman as they illegitimately obtained his CDR and threatened to reveal his extra-marital affair to his wife. They then asked him to cough up Rs 2.5 crore.” During the probe of one of the arrested accused, Manjrekar’s name cropped up and subsequently he was transferred to the crime branch unit-1 for questioning. “Manjrekar’s name cropped up while probing Kirtesh Kavi for sourcing confidential information of various clients. He had taken money from Kavi and shared the information,” said a police officer. His arrest was vital in terms of connecting the dots in the case, added the officer. Police officials said that they had made a total 17 arrests, out of which 16 are on bail and Manjrekar is presently in police custody. It is learnt that many cops across the country are accused of sourcing CDRs illegally, but the police are not revealing any information about it. Manjrekar was earlier arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for sourcing the data and runs an Accent Confidential Investigation Pvt Ltd in Goregaon. Besides Manjrekar, one more aide was arrested for allegedly blackmailing a south Mumbai-based businessman as they illegitimately obtained his CDR and threatened to reveal his extra-marital affair to his wife. They then asked him to cough up Rs 2.5 crore.
2018-09-08Shops in city blatantly sell plastic decor - Times of India
Shops in city blatantly sell plastic decor Sep 8, 2018, 22:31 IST Thane: While the state-wide ban on plastic seems to have driven many residents towards eco-friendly decorations for Ganesh Chaturthi, several shopkeepers in the city are openly seen selling decorative festive products made from plastic or thermocol. Environment-conscious citizens claimed that the ban that came into effect on June 23 appears to have taken a back seat during this festive season with many retailers still making big bucks by selling flowers, leaves and garlands curated from plastic. Prajakta Chitnis, a resident of Majiwada, said, “I recently visited the market and noticed that many stores had kept on display plastic decorative items for the festival. When I asked the owner he said that the products have been made from 50 microns and more plastic. I told him that as per the state government notification all plastic and thermocol used for decoration purposes have been banned. But many customers believed what this shopkeeper had said. This is how many are fooling the consumers and taking advantage of the their lack of knowledge.” Some residents also claimed that the shopkeepers refused to allow them to click pictures of the plastic items on display, fearing that they may report it to the authorities. Shreyas Barve, a resident of Kopri, said, “At a shop in Ram Maruti Road I wanted to send a picture to my wife of certain decorative products on display that I had liked. The shopkeeper told me that I cannot click pictures and even started arguing with me. Till last year I was always allowed to click and share pictures. I later realized that the products were made from plastic and not paper, which he had led me to believe.” Justifying their behavior, some shopkeepers said that they are forced to sell off the stock as they had ordered it in bulk even before the ban had been introduced. “We had ordered decorations from the manufacturers earlier this year when the ban was nowhere to be heard. What will we do with the stock that is left with us? Our sales have died down because many are opting for bamboo, crepe paper, etc. for decoration but we have to keep the business going somehow and just hope someone will buy the stock,” said a city-based shopkeeper. We had ordered decorations from manufacturers earlier this year when the ban was not implemented. What will we do with the stock that is left with us? Our sales have dipped but we have to keep the business going somehow and just hope someone will buy the stock.
2018-09-08Special services, festivities to mark Mother Mary's birth celebrations - Times of India
Special services, festivities to mark Mother Mary's birth celebrations Sep 8, 2018, 22:34 IST THANE: Prayers, family get-togethers and a simple but traditional feast mark the celebration of the birthday of Mother Mary for the Christian community in the lake-city on Saturday, September 8. While thousands of devotees throng to churches to attend mass, many visit Mount Mary church in Bandra or Irla church. Some also go on a pilgrimage to Velankanni. “On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Mother Mary, who went on to bring Jesus Christ into the world. We begin the day by attending a mass at Mount Mary church in Bandra. The famous Bandra fair begins on Sunday so we will be going there again along with our family,” said Agatha Pinto (59), a Manpada resident. City churches have also organized special prayer services and get-together services for devotees. “We had organised novenas for the last nine days in preparation for the feast. As our church is known to grant the prayers of people asking for children, there will be a special prayer in the mass for all these couples. There will also be a get-together for 300-plus couples whose prayers have been answered,” said Fr. Biju Kollamkunnel, parish priest of Mother of Victory shrine at Tikujiniwadi. Following the prayer service, devotees will spend the rest of the day with a feast at home. “Unlike Christmas and Easter, this is one of the simple festivals as Mother Mary was a simple woman. We will be preparing sanna and chicken curry and spend the day with our family and friends,” said Elizabeth Rodrigues (21). Meanwhile, some families have decided to tone down the festivities due to the recent Kerala deluge. “Many of our friends and distant families suffered a lot because of the floods. We will be keeping the celebration simple by limiting it to the prayer service only, and offering our prayers to all those affected in the Kerala deluge,” said Shaju Anthony, a parishioner at St. Thomas Church here.
2018-09-08Eco-friendly Ganesh idols most sought-after this year - Times of India
Eco-friendly Ganesh idols most sought-after this year Sep 8, 2018, 22:33 IST THANE: Barely a week left for Ganesh Chaturthi, Thaneites are flocking retail outlets and idol-making units in search of the perfect replica of the Ganpati idol. Be it the famous Daghdu Sheth Ganpati, Titwala Ganpati or the new Ganesh idols inspired by the popular Marathi serial Vitthu Mauli and Jai Malhar, devotees are spoilt for choice. Although the commonly sought Plaster of Paris (POP) or clay idols are available in plenty at the markets, idols curated from paper mache seem to be the top choice of several devotees this festive season. Veena Wataney, a Ganesh idol dealer from Pokhran Road 2, said, “We are getting lots of clients, who are opting more for the greener options this year, particularly the paper mache idols. People appear to have realized that POP is harmful for the environment and hence are thinking twice before going for it. On the plus side these paper mache idols, although a bit expensive than the clay ones, are light in weight and easily transportable.” Several dealers in the city markets also thanked the ban on plastic and thermocol to have encouraged environment-conscious citizens to turn away from POP idols and going for idols made of environment-friendly material. Some are also going for chocolate Ganeshas wherein the idol is made of milk and chocolate. A city-based proprietor of Ganpati idols, Mahee Karani, said, “Compared to last year, I have seen a change in the demand of customers. The plastic ban seems to have had a positive impact on many devotees, who are themselves approaching dealers for eco-friendly idols. My friends recently bought a Chocolate Ganesha. The immersion is done at home in a tub full of milk. When the chocolate melts, the family can make sweets from the mixture and offer it to everyone as prasad.” While many still prefer the store-bought idols, the creative ones are themselves crafting the idols in specific themes of their choice. “Last year, the Ganpati idols inspired from the movie Baahubali were famous. This time although there is no such particular craze, there is an increase in the number of people wanting to curate the idols themselves so that they match their pre-decided decoration themes or as per their kids’ wishes. One group of trekkers that I encountered wanted to design their Ganpati with all the trekking gears such as ropes and sticks. It was very unique and looked wonderful,” said Manjusha Bagal, an artisan from Samata Nagar. However, there are a few residents, who prefer POP idols considering the cost as compared to the clay ones. Prachi Garle, a resident of Pokhran Road 1, said, “We have booked a POP Ganesh idol from the market. These idols cost around Rs 1,500 whereas the clay ones are more expensive. We will be immersing the same in one of the artificial lakes near my place.” Some residents keep only gold plated Ganesh idols, which have been in the family since generations and hold a very significant place in the family, especially during the festival. “Every year, we keep the same idol that is gold plated. This has been in the family since decades. We merely adorn it with flowers and keep the occasion very simple,” said Shraddha Patil, a resident of Ghodbunder Road. A dealer said that they were getting lots of clients, who are opting more for the greener options this year, particularly the paper mache idols. People appear to have realized that Plaster of Paris is harmful for the environment and hence are thinking twice before going for it. On the plus side these paper mache idols, although a bit expensive than the clay ones, are light in weight and easily transportable.
2018-09-08Notice to Khopat gas station owner for 'traffic jam' - Times of India
Notice to Khopat gas station owner for 'traffic jam' The Thane traffic police have slapped a notice on the proprietor of a CNG gas station at Khopat claiming that the indiscriminate queuing up of autos is obstructing the driveway for other vehicles and causing vehicular congestion on internal city roads. Sep 8, 2018, 23:46 IST THANE: The Thane traffic police have slapped a notice on the proprietor of a CNG gas station at Khopat claiming that the indiscriminate queuing up of autos is obstructing the driveway for other vehicles and causing vehicular congestion on internal city roads. The owner of the gas station has been warned by traffic cops that they will recommend the Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) to cancel his license should he fail to regulate the autos that sometimes queue up in double line making the road narrower for traffic movement. “The jam affects traffic flow on Eastern Express Highway and internal city roads, which connect Khopat. If this problem persists, then we will report the problem to the concerned authorities, who issue license to CNG stations and request them to cancel it,” said deputy commissioner of police (traffic), Amit Kale. “More than 2,000 autos from Kalwa and Mumbra line up here everyday. We have issued a notice to the gas station. This is the second notice given to the gas station after June,” said S Khairnar, inspector from the traffic department.
2018-09-08'There is need to convert knowledge into practical skills' - Times of India
'There is need to convert knowledge into practical skills' While academicians believe that the overall understanding of the concept of literacy has become a crucial element when it comes to gauging the literacy levels, the recent Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) by a group revealed that a majority of the country's youth lack basic skills required to help them move forward in life. Sep 8, 2018, 23:53 IST THANE: While academicians believe that the overall understanding of the concept of literacy has become a crucial element when it comes to gauging the literacy levels, the recent Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) by a group revealed that a majority of the country’s youth lack basic skills required to help them move forward in life. The report by non government organisation Pratham was compiled after questioning over 30,000 youngsters between the age group of 14 and 18 across 24 states on various basic skills and knowledge criteria. The report painted a sorry picture of the skill levels amongs the youngsters from areas where the literacy level is actually said to be rising according to the census. On International Literacy Day on Saturday, academicians pointed out that the meaning of literacy has been changing over the years and schools need to cope up with it. Janhavi Rai, principal of St. Xavier’s High School, said, “Earlier, children followed their parents’ professions and so even the basic knowledge of reading and writing meant that they were learned. However, students today need to understand what they learn in their books. They need to able to convert that knowledge into practical skill sets so they can get into a career of their choice and thrive.” Principal of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Revathi Srinivasan, said, “Over the years, the society has gradually changed and with it the meaning of literacy. Literacy is the education level that certifies one to take up a career in any field.” “Education today encompasses extra-curricular activities that help each child develop specialised skill sets,” added Srinivasan.
2018-09-08TMC to install metal grates around trees - Times of India
TMC to install metal grates around trees In a move to minimise the tree fall cases, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has started an initiative to replace concrete slabs and tiles around full-grown trees with permeable metal grates around them. The National Green Tribunal, in a 2015 order, had instructed the TMC to ensure the area around each tree was deconcretized so that the roots had room to grow and stabilize; thus reducing the number of tree fall cases. Sep 9, 2018, 03:09 IST THANE: In a move to minimise the tree fall cases, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has started an initiative to replace concrete slabs and tiles around full-grown trees with permeable metal grates around them. The National Green Tribunal, in a 2015 order, had instructed the TMC to ensure the area around each tree was deconcretized so that the roots had room to grow and stabilize; thus reducing the number of tree fall cases. This, however, could not be properly carried out in busy areas of old Thane city as it would shrink the narrow roads and add to traffic woes. A few months ago, city-based environmentalist and member of green NGO Thane Matadata Jagran Abhiyan Rohit Joshi met the city engineer and suggested that they install metal grates instead of concrete around these trees. “Freeing up the road space around the roadside trees would make the lanes in areas like Naupada, Charai and Pachpakhadi narrower and not removing the concrete around the trees would eventually lead to their fall. So I realized that if a metal grate was installed around them, it would not only allow cars to pass on it, but also allow water and air to pass through it and reach the roots,” Joshi said. “In May, I saw that a lot of road projects were going on. I met the city engineer and suggested that the metal grate project could be done simultaneously. He immediately began work on acquiring good quality material for this prototype,” Joshi added. As the project is just starting out, the civic body has decided to test it out with around 30 grates in a few pockets of Naupada. “We have acquired 15 iron grates and 15 RCC grates. We have begun installing them around trees in Naupada. This will help water seep through and air to reach the soil and roots easily. If all goes well, then this project will be implemented all across the city,” said city engineer Anil Patil.
TMC to install metal grates around trees - Times of India
2018-09-08Thane shop keepers beware, you'll be fined for selling thermocol - Hindustan Times
Thane shop keepers beware, you’ll be fined for selling thermocol TMC?raids 180 shops and seizes 61kg thermocol; residents told to dump thermocol Updated: Sep 09, 2018 01:05 IST Though the state has banned thermocol from this festive season, most shops in the city continue to sell them. The Thane Municipal Corporation has raided around 180 shops since last week and seized more than 61 kgs of thermocol. It collected Rs30,000 in fines. The TMC’s pollution control department has appealed to residents to dump the previous year’s thermocol decorations in the collection centres set up at ward offices. The state has ban the use of plastic and thermocol and will fine Rs5,000 on those who continue to use them. Despite the ban, thermocol is openly sold in some of the shops in Thane. Manish Pradhan, pollution control officer of TMC, said, “We initiated action on August 30 in Kopri, Naupada, Uthalsar and Manpada wards. Thirty shops were checked and 50 kgs of thermocol seized. We also collected a fine of Rs27,700. In the next drive on September 5, we checked more than 150 shops in Kalwa and Kharegaon. More than 11 kgs of thermocol were seized.” The seized thermocol will be sent to the treatment plant at CP Tank. Pradhan added, “The plant is closed for maintenance and we will start it during the Ganeshotsav celebration. People who still have thermocol in their homes can deposit them at the bins set up at each of the 10 ward offices.” Last year, the municipal corporation had set up thermocol collection centres at immersion sites. They will not do so this year. Pradhan said, “Residents did not make use of the bins. So, this year we will not be installing them.” The shop keepers said that many residents are reluctant to buy eco-friendly decorations. Dimjibhai Shah, who has set up his stall in Jambli Naka, said, “Every year, I sell 2,000 decorations during Ganeshotsav. This year, I am not able to sell even 200 decorations. I have eco-friendly makhar made from paper, cardboard, cloth, jute and fibres. But, they do not have a fine finishing like the thermocol ones.” Thermocol is combustible and also responsible for dumping ground fires which release harmful fumes into the environment. He said the eco-friendly decorations are costly. “Most people are reluctant to buy after hearing the price. They cost 50 per cent more than thermocol,” Shah said. Sachin Choudhari, 36, a resident of Kalwa, said, “As eco-friendly decorations in the market are costly, we prefer making our own decorations using simple papers, cardboards, cloth and colours instead of spending on ready-made makhars.” During festivals, decorations made of thermocol used to be in huge demand. This year will be the first year of celebrations after plastic and thermocol were banned.
Thane shop keepers beware, you
2018-09-08Godspeed: Couriers rush to ship the lord to his foreign devotees - Times of India
Godspeed: Couriers rush to ship the lord to his foreign devotees With Ganeshotsav round the corner everyone is busy with the last minute shopping. However, the exporters who take the responsibility of sending puja-related items, like idols, sweets, decoration items etc are the most busy ones. They have to ensure that the international couriers are taken and dispatched on time so that any delay is avoided. Sep 9, 2018, 03:08 IST THANE: With Ganeshotsav round the corner everyone is busy with the last minute shopping. However, the exporters who take the responsibility of sending puja-related items, like idols, sweets, decoration items etc are the most busy ones. They have to ensure that the international couriers are taken and dispatched on time so that any delay is avoided. The artisans, labourers and manufacturers catering exclusively to the devotees abroad are seen collectively plunged into action, making certain that their best quality products are delivered overseas in time for the celebrations. Satyam Shinde, a city-based Ganpati idol manufacturer said, “We have more than 30 clients settled in countries like Germany, USA, Bangkok, Malaysia etc. We have tie-ups with courier companies who give us a discount rate. European countries and USA has a higher exporting charge because of the greater distance as compared to the Gulf and South-East Asian countries. If everything goes well, it takes about 10 days for crafting of the idol and its delivery.” While many like Shinde arrange for transportation services to destinations thousands of miles away, there are some who have overseas clients coming in to physically pick up their beloved guest. “Since September 1, we had many overseas clients visiting our manufacturing unit. After the customers select the one they want, we pack the idols carefully. We have around 4,000 such clients who come to India for three days around this time go back home and set up the idol. We believe that the God is a guest at home for 10 days and it would be hurtful to pack and send him off alone like that,” said Vijay Bolinjkar, who owns a Ganpati idol manufacturing unit at Naupada. Many of these overseas devotees often tell their relatives to purchase the idols from here so at least there is someone to conduct a small puja when the lord first arrives home. A resident of Panchpakhadi, Vrushali Samant, said, “My son has been living in Germany for the past five years. Every Ganpati he tells me to pick an idol of my choice and bring it home. We cover the face with a cotton cloth, chant the God’s name and then the next day I arrange for its transportation.” An Indian living in Australia for last few years shared, “I am a very loyal Ganesh devotee and I miss the Ganeshotsav celebration in India. To make up for the celebrations, we have started keeping the Ganesh idol for last few years. We get all our stuff couriered from India and thanks to technology we can keep a track and know when our parcel is arriving.” Many of our overseas devotees often tell their relatives to purchase the Ganesh idols from here so at least there is someone to conduct a small puja when the lord first arrives home. Whereas there are many who place their orders and the manufacturers carefully pack and get the items delivered abroad.
Godspeed: Couriers rush to ship the lord to his foreign devotees - Times of India
2018-09-08MSEDCL offer discounts to Ganpanti mandals - Times of India
MSEDCL offer discounts to Ganpanti mandals Sep 8, 2018, 22:32 IST Thane: The state power distribution company has offered discounts to Sarvajanik Ganpati mandals during the 10-day festival. Officials from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) said, “These connections are offered at a discounted rate of Rs 4.38 per unit and it is a flat rate as it does not increase after 100 units, which usually happen in the case of residential or commercial connections. The commercial rate is more than what is offered to the mandals as it is around Rs 7.28 per unit. Also, it varies if the consumption is more. Due to these discounted rates, it becomes convenient for organisers to take up temporary connection after paying a deposit.” The deposit will later be deducted from the toatal bill at the end of the festival, after the mandals provide a receipt. The mandals can apply for the connections by going to any of the MSEDCL offices. They just need to fill up a form as the process is not online. The authorities have even cautioned the mandals to take precautionary measures in order to avoid mishaps. The officials have asked the organisers to make sure that the wires which they instal must be good enough as they need to bear a lot of load. Also, these wires must not be kept on the decoration or near the passage way where devotees would be standing as it could lead to electrocution. Mandals have even been asked to ensure that the earthing is done and not to put any tape if there is a cut in the wires. The ‘DAMINI squad’ which has been appointed to check for electricity tampering will be taking rounds at various pandals. if anyone is found violating the rules then immediate action will be taken.
2018-09-07Thane Varsha Marathon: Disappointed women gatecrash their way into 21-km marathon - Mid-Day
Thane Varsha Marathon: Disappointed Women Gatecrash Their Way Into 21-Km Marathon Sep 07, 2018, 07:14 IST Accepting this as a fault of the civic management committee, the Thane Mayor has assured that the 21-km category will be made open to women next year The 29th edition of the Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon on Sunday brought much disappointment for women participants, after they found out that they were barred from running the 21-km stretch and could only take part in the 15-km category. But there were several who were not going to take no for an answer, and ran the whole stretch anyway. Accepting this as a fault of the civic management committee, the Thane Mayor has assured that the 21-km category will be made open to women next year. The marathon, which saw participation from over 21,000 people, had three categories - 10 km and 21 km for the men, and 15 km for the women. On the run When Thane resident Avanti D, 30, registered herself for the 21-km marathon, she got a message that she had registered in the male category. "I ran anyway and completed it in two and a half hours. I have been running in different marathons for the last three years," she said. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– "When I started running on Sunday, some volunteers tried to guide me down a different route, saying that was the one for women, and that I was running on the men's stretch. But I was adamant and told them that I had registered for 21 km. So then they allowed me to. This marathon is quite old in Thane; we hope they change their thinking next time." Manisha Rukhana, 38, said, "I was really disappointed... But I ran the 21-km stretch anyway and completed it. Even the men appreciated it. We hope their [organisers'] attitude towards women changes. You can't have a 29-year-old rule now, everything has changed... women are running 42 km and more." Novel writer, techie and Pinkathon Ambassador for Ghansoli, Sweta Samota, and Dombivli teacher Vandana Tandon, 45, participated in the 15-km run, but expressed their disappointment at the discrimination. TMC sports department head Minal Palande said, "It is a 29-year-old tradition and we organised it like every year. We take necessary suggestions from the athletic association, and then, arrange the organise it accordingly." In defence Thane district athletic association secretary Ashok Ahire said, "TMC has a very low budget; so we have kept the 21-km marathon for the men as we see highest participation from them. Very few women want to run the whole stretch, so we can't waste prizes, as there are 10 for every category. We can't allow women in the 21-km category because if they win, we don't have prizes to give them." Mayor Minakshi Shinde said, "I don't decide anything about the marathon, TMC has a committee that looks after it. But now that I have been told about this, I realise the rule needs to change. After all, women are powerful in every stream. I have already spoken to the sports authority, and I assure you that the 21-km marathon will be open to women from next year."
Thane Varsha Marathon: Disappointed women gatecrash their way into 21-km marathon - Mid-Day
2018-09-07Undertrial gives police the slip with wife's help - Times of India
Undertrial gives police the slip with wife's help A 28-year-old undertrial gave an armed police escort the slip and vanished into a crowd near the entrance of Thane central jail on Wednesday, with help from his wife, also an undertrial. Sep 7, 2018, 06:05 IST THANE: A 28-year-old undertrial gave an armed police escort the slip and vanished into a crowd near the entrance of Thane central jail on Wednesday, with help from his wife, also an undertrial. Police said Haji Sama (28), a habitual offender from Goregaon, and his wife Mariyan aka Reshma (27) were arrested for a robbery by Sakharwada police in Nashik. Lodged in Thane jail, they were escorted to Nashik for a hearing. The police party escorted them to a magistrate court in Nashik, and following their further remand to judicial custody, they were brought back, said a police officer. The guards reached Thane jail gate at 4.45pm when they spotted Mariyan lying on the bench in the police van. "Guards told them to alight but she did not move. Other guards tried to see what happened," said an officer, when Haji escaped.
Undertrial gives police the slip with wife
2018-09-07Thane: Teen girl jumps off 7th floor after fight with mother over oiling hair - Mid-Day
Thane: Teen Girl Jumps Off 7th Floor After Fight With Mother Over Oiling Hair Sep 07, 2018, 07:51 IST The Kapurbawdi police, who are investigating the case, said that they would ask her friends whether she was teased in school for her hairstyle A 13-year-old girl jumped from the balcony of her seventh floor apartment in Thane Brahmand area after a fight with her mother over oiling her hair and tying it up. The Kapurbawdi police, who are investigating the case, said that they would ask her friends whether she was teased in school for her hairstyle. According to the police, the deceased girl, Vijaya Bhoir, used to stay with her parents. Around 6.15 am on Thursday morning, while she was getting ready for school, her mother applied excess oil to her hair in order to tie it properly. Hated oiling her hair A family member said, "Bhoir hated oiling her hair. She always quarrelled with her mother over it. The same thing happened on Thursday morning. She had a huge fight with her mother and started crying. While her mother was busy preparing her tiffin in the kitchen, she went to the balcony and jumped off. Even though her mother heard a loud noise, she ignored it at first, but when the watchman started shouting, she went to the balcony and found her daughter lying on the compound floor in a pool of blood." Police said that Bhoir's mother is still in a state of trauma, as she can't believe that her daughter killed herself. Friends to be questioned Speaking to mid-day, P Bhanushali, police inspector, Kapurbawdi police station, said, "The girl died on the spot after she jumped off the balcony. As the family is in shock, we haven't questioned anybody yet. We will speak to her friends to find out whether she was teased in school, which led her to take the extreme step."
Thane: Teen girl jumps off 7th floor after fight with mother over oiling hair - Mid-Day
2018-09-07Thane: Packers and movers firm booked for theft - The Indian Express
Thane: Packers and movers firm booked for theft A man had sent his household items through the firm in December 2017 and they never reached the destination, police said. Updated: September 8, 2018 3:57:22 am A 63-year-old man got an FIR filed against a packers and movers company for allegedly stealing his property. The man had sent his household items through the firm in December 2017 and they never reached the destination, police said. According to Rabodi police, the complainant, Sudhir Kulkarni, is a resident of Vrundavan society. “He was planning to move to Bengaluru and had found Star Story packers and movers on the Internet,” said an officer. Kulkarni sent his two-wheeler, some furniture and other household items via the firm, police said. “The total value of the entire consignment, according to Kulkarni, was over Rs 70,000, and he paid Rs 8,000 to the firm for their services,” said the officer. But even after eight months, his consignment never reached, he told police. “The movers kept in touch with Kulkarni for a few months, but then went off the radar. He approached us then,” said an officer privy to the case.
Thane: Packers and movers firm booked for theft - The Indian Express
2018-09-07CDR follow up - Times of India
CDR follow up CDR follow up Sep 7, 2018, 22:41 IST Thane: Fresh arrest appears imminent in the case concerning celebrity lawyer Rizwan Siddique who was booked by the police earlier for the alleged illegal sourcing of Call Detail Record (CDR) for his high-profile clients. The Thane police who were on the backfoot in the case, following the harsh censure by the Bombay high court which ordered celebrity lawyer Rizwan Siddique’s immediate release from custody, received a shot in the arm after the Supreme Court upheld it’s appeal against the order of the HC. A police officer said, “We have just received the copy of the supreme court order and our legal team is examining it. Based on the legal advice, further course of action will be taken.” When asked if any arrests are expected, the senior police officer neither confirmed nor refused.
2018-09-076 die in separate rail accidents in Thane - United News of India
6 die in separate rail accidents in Thane Thane, Sep 7 (UNI) As many as six persons including two women died in mishaps on the suburban section of the Central and Western Railway on Thursday, the GRP stated. Of these maximum have been in three each in Kalyan and Vasai railway stations. Senior inspector, Dinkar Pingle at the Kalyan railway police station said that of three deaths in Kalyan, two deaths aged between 40-45 were occured on track at Asangaon and Kasara.
6 die in separate rail accidents in Thane - United News of India
2018-09-07Mumbai, Thane schools retain top spots in all-India survey - Times of India
Mumbai, Thane schools retain top spots in all-India survey Sep 8, 2018, 01:10 IST Mumbai: For yet another year, several schools in and around Mumbai continued their stronghold in the top 10 positions under different categories in an annual national survey. Among international schools, Mumbai schools held eight of the 10 ranks with Dhirubhai Ambani International School at Bandra-Kurla Complex topping the list. Thane’s Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School was ranked third in the co-ed day schools category. The EducationWorld India School Rankings 2018-19, in collaboration with Centre for Forecasting’s (C fore), interviewed 12,214 people, including teachers, students, parents, principals and educationists, from 27 cities to rate the country’s top 1,000 schools in 13 categories. Campion School and J B Petit High School, both in Fort, continued to hold the top positions in the boys’ day school and girls’ days school categories. “The key to a successful school is being child friendly. We use our parents’ strength and student participation to the best of the abilities and push to do things differently in a way children enjoy learning,” said Paul Machado, principal, Campion School. Echoing the need for participation from all stakeholders, Revathy Srinivasan, principal of Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, said, “It is about having a clear vision and involvement for everyone including teachers, parents and students. We experiment with the curriculum every year...In our 50th year, we have ensured we had 50 years of experience and not one year repeated 50 times.” The Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort, at rank five was the other school to feature in the top 10 co-ed day school category. Diana Marfatia, principal of Bai Avabai Petit Girls’ High School, the new entrant in the top 10 girls’ school list said the institute had made efforts to improve academics, infrastructure and technology over the past few years. “There was a lot of team effort in improving each aspect of our school and together we were able to achieve it.” Dhirubhai Ambani International School retained its top position in the international day school category. “We are delighted that DAIS has been ranked the best international school for the sixth consecutive year...This...will further inspire us to set new benchmarks, year after year,” said Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson, Dhirubhai Ambani International School. While Oberoi International School in Goregaon was ranked second in the category, Ecole Mondiale World School in Juhu stood third. Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Bombay, Powai, dropped to number five from four last year in the government day school category. All schools are assessed on 14 parameters and given marks out of a total of 1,500. While each parameter carries 100 marks, the one on teachers’ competency has double weightage. Mumbai’s share in the top 10 budget private schools went up to six from five institutes last year. Four schools for children with special needs figured in the top 10 in this category.
2018-09-06Autorickshaw driver held for killing sister's lover in Thane - Business Standard
Autorickshaw driver held for killing sister's lover in Thane Last Updated at September 6, 2018 10:15 IST A 23-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was arrested Thursday here in Maharashtra for allegedly killing a man who was in love with the former's sister, police said. The accused, Rahul Namdeo, had Sunday informed the Shivaji Nagar police in Ambernath that he saw a man lying injured near a temple in the town, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. On finding the man dead, the police had initially registered a case of accidental death. However, the police got suspicious about circumstances of the death of the man, identified as Babbu Bagdi (25), and launched a probe during which it came to light that Namdeo knew the deceased, Narkar said. Bagdi was apparently in love with the 21-year-old sister of Namdeo and the latter was against the relationship. The accused had even reprimanded Bagdi over it, she said. On Sunday, Namdeo took the victim to an isolated spot where he allegedly beat him to death and then posed as if he had accidentally seen the deceased lying there, Narkar said. Based on the investigation, the police arrested the accused and registered offences against him under IPC sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 177 (furnishing false information), she added.
Autorickshaw driver held for killing sister
2018-09-06Thane students celebrate Teacher's Day with zeal - Times of India
Thane students celebrate Teacher's Day with zeal Sep 6, 2018, 22:34 IST THANE: Teacher’s Day was celebrated with great enthusiasum in Thane city. “Our class X and XII students performed a musical show dedicated to the teachers. Children made personalized individual greeting cards based on one positive trait that they admire of the person,” said Shilpa Jejurkar, Principal of Arunodaya Public School. While many are arranging indoor events and are indulging in the traditional practice of role reversal where students become the teachers, a few schools are taking the students outdoors and making a day out of it. Revathi Shrinivasan, Principal of Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School said, “We had a team building and collaboration workshop outside the school premises. This was a good bonding exercise for the teachers and students.” Although some teachers may feel that their profession is being neglected today and it has lost its initial value, it is on this day that they often go home teary eyed due to the million praises and love bestowed upon them by their students. “Sometimes I cannot help but dislike my profession. But on occasions like Guru Purnima and Teacher’s day I am reminded of the special bond I share with every child,” said a city-based school teacher.
2018-09-06Autorickshaw driver held for killing sister's lover in Thane - The Tribune
Autorickshaw driver held for killing sister's lover in Thane updated: Sep 6, 2018, 11:30 AM (IST) Thane, September 6 A 23-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was arrested Thursday here in Maharashtra for allegedly killing a man who was in love with the former's sister, police said. The accused, Rahul Namdeo, had Sunday informed the Shivaji Nagar police in Ambernath that he saw a man lying injured near a temple in the town, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. On finding the man dead, the police had initially registered a case of accidental death. However, the police got suspicious about circumstances of the death of the man, identified as Babbu Bagdi (25), and launched a probe during which it came to light that Namdeo knew the deceased, Narkar said. Bagdi was apparently in love with the 21-year-old sister of Namdeo and the latter was against the relationship. The accused had even reprimanded Bagdi over it, she said. On Sunday, Namdeo took the victim to an isolated spot where he allegedly beat him to death and then posed as if he had accidentally seen the deceased lying there, Narkar said. Based on the investigation, the police arrested the accused and registered offences against him under IPC sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 177 (furnishing false information), she added.
Autorickshaw driver held for killing sister
2018-09-06Man beats sister's lover to death in Thane - Mid-Day
Man Beats Sister's Lover To Death In Thane Sep 06, 2018, 13:42 IST Accused takes victim to an isolated spot where he allegedly kills him and then poses as if he had accidentally seen the deceased lying there Thane: A 23-year-old auto-rickshaw driver on Thursday allegedly killed a man who was in love with his sister. The accused, identified as Rahul Namdeo was arrested after investigations. According to a Thane police spokesperson, Namdeo, the accused, on Sunday informed the Shivaji Nagar police in Ambernath that he had seen a man lying injured near a temple in the town. On reaching the spot the police found out that the man was dead, and they registered a case of accidental death. However, the police got suspicious about the circumstances of the death of the man and launched a probe during which it came to light that Namdeo knew the deceased. The deceased identified as Babbu Bagdi (25), was apparently in love with the 21-year-old sister of Namdeo and the latter was against the relationship. The accused had even reprimanded Bagdi over it, the police spokesman said. The cops detained Namdeo and after interrogations, he revealed the entire plot. He said that he took the victim to an isolated spot where he allegedly beat him to death and then called up the cops and said that he found an injured man lying there. Based on the investigation, the police arrested the accused and registered offences against him under IPC sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 177 (furnishing false information), Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said. In a somewhat similar incident that took place last month, the Thane police arrested a 22-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in broad daylight following an argument.
Man beats sister
2018-09-06Youth acquitted of charges of molesting 16-year-old sister - Times of India
Youth acquitted of charges of molesting 16-year-old sister Sep 6, 2018, 22:29 IST THANE: The district sessions court recently acquitted a 20-year-old youth from Kashimira charged for molestation and physical harrassment of his sister in the year 2016. Additional sessions judge Kavita Shirbhate, in her judgement observed, the charges do not hold as neither the victim nor her mother could provide evidence to support their complaint. The prosecutor said the accused sought sexual favours from his sister, who was 16 years old at that time when their parents were away from home. The girl allegedly suffered in silence fearing it would cause public humiliation to her and the family. The prosecutor added that the accused used to beat his sister and it was on May 16, 2016 that he injured his sister’s hand by placing it on a hot gas burner. On May 19, 2016, the sister called up a child helpline number and subsequently went to the police along with a social worker and lodged a complaint against her brother. The defence counsel refuted all the allegations and the judge pointed out that the victim, with the help of a social worker, lodged a complaint against her brother, but neither did she nor her mother support the prosecution story in the court. “There is no corroboration of the complaint and no other independent witness has been examined by the prosecution,” the judge observer in her order.
Youth acquitted of charges of molesting 16-year-old sister - Times of India
2018-09-06Mangrove cell confirms Gaimukh wetland in Thane being depleted - The Asian Age
Mangrove cell confirms Gaimukh wetland in Thane being depleted Updated : Sep 7, 2018, 2:18 am IST The project includes construction of promenades, a jogging track, playgrounds and food courts. Mumbai: The Mangrove Cell has confirmed the destruction of wetlands at Gaimukh due to land filling for the waterfront project by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). A petition was moved against the reclamation of wetlands for the project earlier in July, where it was mentioned that Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) 1 land is being filled up to 15 meters and the work is being carried out inside the High Tide Line. The project includes construction of promenades, a jogging track, playgrounds and food courts. Earlier in June, this paper had reported that Thane city is going to lose two major wetlands at Gaimukh, Ghodbunder road and Mumbra to TMC’s waterfront development project. The project will also entail reclamation of wetland patches at three other spots at Thane city, including Kopri and Salket-Balkum. In the last three months, three site inspections by the Konkan wetland grievances redressal committee and the state mangrove cell have been carried out. While the earlier panchnama by the Mangrove Cell shows that the amount of debris in the wetland and mangrove area has increased, the latest panchnama shows that they have have depleted at the site. Environmentalists have also highlighted the issue of construction work in the CRZ-1 area in the seven wetlands of Thane, which could lead to flood-like situations during monsoon. “During heavy rains, the water coming from the hills may flood the opposite roads,” said Rohit Joshi, a Thane-based activist.
Mangrove cell confirms Gaimukh wetland in Thane being depleted - The Asian Age
2018-09-06Thane: 23-year-old arrested for murder by Kalyan police - The Indian Express
Thane: 23-year-old arrested for murder by Kalyan police The deceased person was allegedly in a relationship with the accused’s sister, sources said. Published: September 7, 2018 3:25:01 am A 23-year-old man was arrested by Kalyan police for allegedly beating a man to death. The deceased person was allegedly in a relationship with the accused’s sister, sources said. According to Shivaji Nagar police, the deceased, Babbu Bagdi (25), was brought to the civil hospital on Thursday morning. “The accused, identified as Rahul Namdev, told the hospital that the man had been found on the road. But the man died in the hospital and the authorities contacted us,” said an officer from Shivaji Nagar police station. But when the police realised that the man had multiple injuries and he died due to internal bleeding, they started investigating. “Namdev, who is an autorickshaw driver, kept changing his statements and we grew suspicious. Then we realised that Bagdi and Namdev were neighbours,” an officer said. After interrogating Namdev, the police realised that he had beaten up Bagdi. “Bagdi was in a relationship with Namdev’s sister for the past couple of years. Since Bagdi was from UP and had been working here as a daily wage labourer, the woman’s family was against the relationship,” the officer added.
Thane: 23-year-old arrested for murder by Kalyan police - The Indian Express
2018-09-05Cracks on Thane flyover forces closure of vehicular traffic - Times of India
Cracks on Thane flyover forces closure of vehicular traffic A flyover in the Bhiwandi powerloom town here in Maharashtra developed cracks and was closed Wednesday for vehicular traffic, an official said. Updated: Sep 5, 2018, 14:58 IST THANE: A flyover in the Bhiwandi powerloom town here in Maharashtra developed cracks and was closed Wednesday for vehicular traffic, an official said. Notably, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had travelled Monday on the bridge during his visit to the town to attend the 'Dahi Handi' festival. A slab of the Rajiv Gandhi Flyover developed cracks. A 'crater' was formed on the bridge after some of its cement plaster fell off, an official of the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Coporation's disaster control cell said. Some of the iron rods on the bridge were also dangling precariously, he said. Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Commissioner Manohar Hirey and disaster cell chief Suresh Gaikwad conducted an inspection of the flyover Wednesday morning.
Cracks on Thane flyover forces closure of vehicular traffic - Times of India
2018-09-05Civic body to partly block Kopri-stn road for Satis 2 - Times of India
Civic body to partly block Kopri-stn road for Satis 2 Sep 5, 2018, 22:58 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) plans to barricade the arterial Kopri-Thane station road for vehicular traffic for nearly 30 months to facilitate construction of its ambitious Station Area Traffic Improvement Scheme (Satis) 2 project in Thane east from December. Activists fear the work could lead to massive snarls in the area, especially as lakhs of residents from Ghodbunder Road and beyond travel via Kopri to access Thane railway station daily. However, civic officials have assured of adequate preparations to tackle the menace. The Rs 266 crore-worth project involves construction of an elevated loop road for public transport buses connecting Teen Hath Naka to Thane station via Kopri and back. The idea, said officials, was to ensure fast dispersal of public transport buses that often get stuck in traffic. The two-lane uni-directional road will take off from the gurudwara abutting Bhaskar colony in Thane west and cross over the railway tracks and run over the Kopri road to reach Thane station and then turn via Mangala high school and land at Kanhaiya Nagar. The TMC has floated tenders for execution of the project and plans to start ground work by December 2018 and end it by June 2021. Accordingly, the civic body said that they will have to dig up nearly 25 spots enroute to erect pillars for the elevated road and will also have to barricade lanes thus causing inconvenience for motorists. “Once the work starts, the traffic might have to be regulated or diverted to Thane west adding to the chaos there,” said an official from traffic department. “The Thane east route via Kopri is the only fastest route to access the railway station as the west side is very crowded,” complained Meeta Sharma, a regular commuter from Ghodbunder Road to Thane station. Meanwhile, the civic body said they will formulate a plan to ensure motorists are not inconvenienced. “The road will require to be dug up to erect pillars. We will take up the construction in phases to ensure there is minimal roadblock,” said an engineer from the TMC public works department.
2018-09-05Civic body in process of removing abandoned, illegally parked vehicles blocking Thane roads - Times of India
Civic body in process of removing abandoned, illegally parked vehicles blocking Thane roads Sep 6, 2018, 03:38 IST Facing flak over reduced road space in the city, Thane civic authorities are removing abandoned or illegally parked vehicles obstructing the main roads and several internal streets across the city. As many as 42 vehicles were identified and moved away from nearly 22 locations in Uthalsar and Rabodi wards during a day-long drive undertaken by the civic body on Wednesday. The drive was initiated following a long litany of complaints by residents to the civic authorities and police department about the obstruction caused by unused vehicles. “There is already less road space available on several arterial roads and most of these vehicles were lying on the streets after being abandoned by their owners leaving less space for other vehicles to pass. It is good the administration has woken up to the problem now,” said an irate motorist from Uthalsar. Meanwhile, the traffic police and civic body have claimed they will continue their action against such encroachments in the city, including Ghodbunder service roads. tnn
Civic body in process of removing abandoned, illegally parked vehicles blocking Thane roads - Times of India
2018-09-05Civic body orders probe into road repairs after criticism from netas - Times of India
Civic body orders probe into road repairs after criticism from netas Sep 6, 2018, 03:39 IST THANE: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), heaped with criticism from elected representatives across party lines for poor conditions of the roads and shoddy repair works, has ordered a probe into the matter. Corporators blamed it all on the civic bureaucracy for pothole-ridden roads and accused the higher-ups in the TMC of an unholy nexus with road contractors. “The proposal for road works running into crores of rupees are put up before the standing committee at the last minute and often approved hastily without a studied debate. However, the administration has failed to build confidence and show results. Moreover, we have noticed that the norms for repair works are conveniently relaxed so as to suit a select few contractors, who are a preferred lot of the civic body, despite the fact that the rates quoted were abysmally lower than market rates. It is no surprise then that the roads are damaged so fast,” said Najib Mulla, NCP corporator from Rabodi. BJP corporator Manohar Dumbre also complained about the “inefficiency of the administration” to build and maintain the city, especially Ghodbunder Road. “Crores of the tax payer’s money is spent on repairing the roads. However, the condition has far from improved and huge craters are evident on most roads. The civic body seems to be least concerned,” he said. The elected representatives made a fresh demand for a thorough audit of the damaged roads in various parts of the city and the subsequent attempts by the TMC at repairing them. Corporators complained that the civic body has been using several techniques to repair the roads, but to no use as the damages keep recurring with the recently tested American technique being one of them. The TMC claimed that they were trying to do their best to sort out the situation but claimed the heavy rains and the massive traffic flow was proving to be a hindrance for the repairs to sustain. “We have tried several road repair techniques, but most have failed to sustain due to the rains and heavy traffic moving over them,” claimed a senior official from the public works department. Standing committee chairman and Shiv Sena corporator Ram Repale directed the TMC to submit their findings in the next meeting.
2018-09-05Thane trees to get metal grate support - The Asian Age
Thane trees to get metal grate support Updated : Sep 6, 2018, 1:49 am IST These grates will give space for the roots to breathe, even in case of road widening. Mumbai: In order to save trees from choking, trees in public areas of Thane will now have metal grates at their base. The move by the Thane Municipal Corporation comes on the back of an inspection of tree falling incidents in Thane. These grates will give space for the roots to breathe, even in case of road widening. Following an incident of tree fall in which advocate Kishore Pawar lost his life, Thane-based activist Rohit Joshi filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay high court, highlighting the poor condition of trees. Later, the TMC formed a committee to look into tree falling incidents, particularly during the monsoon season. The committee found that most of the trees in Thane had a concrete base, making them more fragile and prone to tree fall. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in its 2015 order, directed the BMC to de-concretise the base of trees, leaving them surrounded only by natural soil. “It was never followed by the TMC, too. The civic body had in March decided to implement it, but it was not done till now. The grates will not only leave space for the trees’ roots to breathe but will also not harm them during road widening,” said Mr Joshi. As a first step towards de-concretising the trees, TMC last week set up metal tree grates on trees at Bajiprabhu Deshpande road in Naupada.
Thane trees to get metal grate support - The Asian Age
2018-09-054 hurt in TMT bus mishap at GB Road - Times of India
4 hurt in TMT bus mishap at GB Road Sep 5, 2018, 22:59 IST Thane: Four commuters sustained minor injuries after a Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) bus in which they were travelling rammed into another stationary TMT bus at Ghodbunder Road near Suraj Water Park on Tuesday. The injured have been identified as Vakilsaheb Patil, Sushama Parad, Gulab Pardhi and Manoj Kanojia. They were rushed to Thane civil hospital where they were administered first aid. A TMT official said, “The incident took place at Panchamrut so ciety bus stop. A four-wheeler was parked at the bus stop because of which the TMT bus had slowed down. The driver of the other bus applied breaks forcibly, which led to the accident.”
2018-09-05MSEDCL official suspended for tampering with electricity bills - Times of India
MSEDCL official suspended for tampering with electricity bills Sep 6, 2018, 03:37 IST THANE: A top official from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) was suspended on Wednesday for his active role in encouraging power thefts and causing loss to the power distribution company. Additional executive engineer Anand Rathod from the Shul sub-division has been suspended for 'favouring' a commercial power consumer and causing loss of revenue exceeding Rs three lakhs to the MSEDCL. It is learnt that Rathod, along with his team, raided the commercial premises in Shil owned by one Pyari Begum Mohammad Munir on July 16 who had leased it to one Wasim Siddhique. “The meter readings revealed a clear theft of 23,826 units for the period of 24 months and the billed amount was over Rs 3 lakhs,” said a MSEDCL source. Subsequently, an offence of power theft was registered by an assistant engineer with the Mumbra Police Station on August 16, 2018 under section-135 of Electricity Act. However, it is learnt that Rathod modified the bills using his powers under section 135 on August 23 and reduced it to 4376 units for 6 Months and even slashed the amount to Rs 77,190, said the official. “Ideally, after filing an FIR one is not supposed to tamper the amount or reduce it hence he was held responsible and placed under suspension after conducting an internal inquiry,” said Pushpa Chavan, chief engineer, Bhandup engineer. Locals from Mumbra-Shil alleged that the MSEDCL officials are turning blind-eye to the huge power theft by commercial establishments in the area by using the same modus-operandi they are giving a safe passage out to the offenders.
MSEDCL official suspended for tampering with electricity bills - Times of India
2018-09-05Thane Man Acquitted In Case Of Sexually Harassing His Minor Sister - NDTV
Thane Man Acquitted In Case Of Sexually Harassing His Minor Sister The accused used to beat his sister and on May 16, 2016, he put his sister's hand on a hot gas burner, causing burn injuries to her, the prosecution said. Updated: September 05, 2018 17:58 IST SAccording to the prosecution, the accused had sought sexual favours from his sister, then aged 16 Thane: A court here in Maharashtra has acquitted a 20-year-old man accused of sexually harassing and torturing his minor sister. Additional Sessions Judge Kavita D Shirbhate acquitted the man last week for want of evidence against him, observing that the minor, who is the complainant in the case, and her mother did not support the prosecution theory in the court. According to the prosecution, the accused had sought sexual favours from his sister, then aged 16, when their parents and elders were not at their home in Kashimira area in Maharashtra's Thane in 2016. Out of fear, the girl did not disclose it to anyone.The accused used to beat his sister and on May 16, 2016, he put his sister's hand on a hot gas burner, causing burn injuries to her, the prosecution said. The girl called up a child helpline number on May 19, 2016 and subsequently went to police along with a social worker and lodged a complaint against her brother. The accused was booked under IPC sections 354A(1)(ii) (sexual harassment) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The judge said the girl, with the help of an NGO, lodged a complaint against her brother, but neither she nor her mother supported the prosecution story in the court. There is no corroboration of the complaint and no other independent witness has been examined by the prosecution, she observed. "In the absence of any evidence on part of the complainant, it is difficult for me to hold the accused guilty. Hence, I come to the conclusion that the prosecution has failed to prove the guilt of the accused beyond all reasonable doubt," the judge said in her order.
Thane Man Acquitted In Case Of Sexually Harassing His Minor Sister - NDTV
2018-09-05MSEDCL engineer suspended for malpractice - Times of India
MSEDCL engineer suspended for malpractice Sep 5, 2018, 22:31 IST THANE: An Additional Executive Engineer of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) who allegedly 'favoured' a power consumer and drastically reduced his power bill by more than one-third, has been placed under suspension by the senior officials. Anand Rathod, an additional executive engineer of the Shil subdivision is understood to have been misusing his position and indulging in malpractices. Sources from MSEDCL informed that a team led by Rathod, had on 19 july raided the premises of one Pyari Begum Mohammad Munir who had leased it to Wasim Siddhique for commercial purpose in the Shil area. “Total theft of 23826 units was found for the period of 24 months and the billed amount was collectively was Rs 3.69 lakhs," said a MSEDCL source. Subsequently, an offence was registered by Assistant Engineer at Mumbra Police Station on August 16, 2018 under section-135 of Electricity Act for Rs 3,69 lakh for power theft. But the Rathod modified or revised the bill of theft under section 135 on August 23 to 4376 units for the 6 Months and even the amount was reduced to Rs 77,190, said the official. “After filing the FIR one is not suppose tamper the amount or reduce it hence he was held responsible and placed under suspension after conducting the internal inquiry,” said Pushpa Chavan, chief engineer, Bhandup engineer.
2018-09-03Nashik youth wins honours at Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon - Free Press Journal
Nashik youth wins honours at Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon Sep 03, 2018 08:46 am Thane: Defying rains, 26-year-old Ranjit Kumar Patel from Nashik, crossed the distance of 21 km in 1:07:41 hours to emerge victorious in the men’s open category of the 29th Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon held on Sunday. Deepak Kumbhar finished second while Santosh Kumar came third and Vinit Malik and Chandrakant Manwadkar finished fourth and fifth. In the women’s category (15km), Monica Athare claimed the first position by clocking 56:52 minutes while Swati Gathave finished second, Aarti Deshmukh third and Shital Barai and Nayan Kirdar finished fourth and fifth respectively. Nearly 21,700 athletes had participated in the marathon held in nine different categories. This year also, students from tribal areas such as Wada, Jawhar, Palghar, Talasari, Dahanu and Vikramgad, were participated in the marathon. The highlight of the marathon was watching a senior citizen, Narayan Ramnath Jaanwar, winning the honours in the senior citizens’ (men) category. Eknath Raghunath Patil followed him while Sambhaji Dere, Harishchandra Patil Kisan Arbuj came third and fourth respectively. –Narendra Gupta More than 21 thousand competitors ran in the 29th Mayor Marathon with a valuable message of free for plastic and organ donation. Thane Municipal Corporation and Thane District Athletes Association organized the event in the presence of famous artists and athletes.
Nashik youth wins honours at Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon - Free Press Journal
2018-09-03Hiranandani Group Unveils Uber Luxury Homes at One Hiranandani Park, Thane - Business Wire India (press release)
Hiranandani Group Unveils Uber Luxury Homes at One Hiranandani Park, Thane Monday, September 3, 2018 9:30AM IST (4:00AM GMT) Hiranandani Group, a pioneer in mixed-used township under the Think-tank leadership of Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani launches finest uber luxury premium abodes for the astute home buyers at ‘One Hiranandani Park’ Ghodbunder Road, Thane. The project is situated on the prime location of evolving Ghodbunder road in the plush market of Thane. It allures the affluent home buyers with the luxury living premium residences to its new address. The flagship project offers homes within varied options ranging from 1BHK to 4BHK to the discerning home buyers. The Ready to move in project attracts no GST on the receipt of Occupation certificate. The project spanned across 21acres comprises of 8 high-rise spacious living towers. The residents will be privy to the 20acres of lush green open space with an exclusive botanical garden being developed by Hiranandani Group in tandem with Thane Municipal Corporation. In the concrete jungle that Mumbai has turned into, the landscaped garden provide a soothing and serene green blanket cover. It reflects discerning home seekers’ desire for the most stylish and well-appointed residences in nature’s lap on Ghodbunder Road, Thane. The slew of infrastructure developments to enhance connectivity and lifestyle quotient, and embed lavish private apartment project, which offers premium homes that spell ‘luxury’ for the high-end home seekers. It also offers excellent infrastructure as also connectivity across Mumbai and peripheral suburbia with Metro, jetties, boats and tunnels on the plans. Within Thane, it has linkages with the City Centre as also the commercial and IT hubs. Thane is evolving as a luxury residential real estate destination which offers home seekers some of the best options. High-end uncompromised quality construction coupled with architecture of global standards and timely delivery makes ‘One Hiranandani Park’ Ghodbunder Road, Thane, an attractive proposition. “One Hiranandani Park offers lavish, yet thoughtfully well-designed spacious residences. This super-premium, project is redefining Thane’s status as a high-end, elite luxury home address,” defines Dr. Niranjan Hiranandani. The gothic style architecture enhances the experience of premium lifestyle to whole of next level. The grand entrances, air-conditioned decorated lobbies, gearless high speed elevators, complete fire fighting and alarm system has been designed to offer an opulent, secured and global lifestyle. The project attracts responses from the both, international clientele and existing customers, who recognize the intrinsic value of a limited edition collection of elite homes. The exclusive amenities include complete Italian marble flooring coupled with air-conditioned living and electrical layout planned by interior designers. Aluminium heavy-duty double-glazed windows ensure the interiors are insulated from the outside world. A deck in the living/dining area with sliding balcony doors in 3 & 4 BHK residences provides that extra special touch. The apartment is furnished with wooden laminated flooring, power backup for selected light points in each flat, Corrosion resistant plumbing, well-designed, premium toilets with marble counters, premium bathroom fittings and exclusive vitrified tiles as also complete modular kitchen with chimney hob platform and white goods. The project redefines majestic luxury living in Thane, the most preferred destination. One Hiranandani Park boasts global living standards and offers a win-win scenario for the discerning luxury home buyer looking for the latest in high-end living.
Hiranandani Group Unveils Uber Luxury Homes at One Hiranandani Park, Thane - Business Wire India (press release)
2018-09-03Two dead in Mumbai and Thane amid 'dahi-handi' celebrations - Times of India
Two dead in Mumbai and Thane amid 'dahi-handi' celebrations At least two persons were killed, one is reported missing and more than 85 were injured in various incidents as Maharashtra witnessed 'dahi-handi' celebrations in Mumbai and others parts of the state on Monday. Sep 3, 2018, 21:17 IST Devotees fall as they form a human pyramid to break the 'Dahi Handi,' an earthen pot filled with curd hanging . MUMBAI: At least two persons were killed, one is reported missing and more than 85 were injured in various incidents as Maharashtra witnessed 'dahi-handi' celebrations in Mumbai and others parts of the state on Monday. One youth died in 'dahi-handi' related incident in Sion, central Mumbai, while another drowned in Bhayander in Thane. One youth is missing in the Arabian Sea at Versova Beach in Andheri, while four were rescued. Besides, at least 87 youngsters fell and were injured at various venues while forming human pyramids, the BMC Disaster Control said. Earlier, Lord Krishna's birthday was heralded amid prayers, chanting of hymns, ringing bells and aartis at the two main venues in Mumbai, the ISKCON temples in Chowpatty and Juhu, at midnight of Sunday-Monday, with a welcome drizzle in many parts of Mumbai. "Thousands of devotees prayed here. The temple is decorated with a Rajasthani theme and has 1,008 items offered to Lord Krishna as 'bhog' today, prepared by over 500 volunteers," said ISKCON Radha Chowpatty head, Radhanath Swami. 'Dahi-handi' festivities started in a big way with big and small 'Govinda' groups of men and women, attired in colourful clothes, fanned out all over the city to try their 'pot luck', with film stars like Raveena Tandon, Suniel Shetty, Varun Kapoor, and many more joining the celebrations, and Maharashtrian 'laavni' dance performers regaling the crowds. Thousands of 'Govindas' also trooped out in other cities like Pune, Nagpur, Kolhapur and others to form human pyramids and break the 'dahi-handi', an earthen pot having a deliious mixture of curd and butter, commemorating the birth and symbolizing the spirit of Lord Krishna. At many major venues in Borivali, Andheri, Dadar, Ghatkopar, Mulund and others, the govindas attempted to build up around five tiers to grab the 'dahi-handi' pot, and safety measures were evident. In some venues in Mumbai and Thane, the pyramids were as tall as nine tiers. Among several large groups having political backing, the emphasis this year was less on doling out huge prize monies, but more on deriving hefty political mileage, with eyes on the 2019 general elections. "This is the first year it is being celebrated as a 'sport' event with the participation of around 1,000 registered organisations in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad districts. They must strictly adhere to all safety precautions," Bala Padelkar, head of Dahi-Handi Coordination Committee, told IANS. However, watchdog Lok Jagruti Samajik Sanstha President Swati Patil said in most venues, safety measures were blatantly flouted and children aged below 14 were being foisted on top of the human pyramids. "During a practice session in Khar four days ago, 12-year old Chirag Patekar from Khar fell and is in a coma at a Bandra hospital. Who is responsible for his future now?" Patil asked. The Mumbai BJP has announced Rs 100,000 assistance to the boy's family. She accused several groups and organisers in Dadar and Chembur of flouting the Bombay High Court directives by not providing safety belts and harnesses. At a venue in Dadar, after forming the pyramids, the 'govindas' saluted the martyred soldiers, while in one group in Walkeshwar, south Mumbai, the topmost 'govinda' was clad in an Army-style suit in a tribute to Indian soldiers. Some organisations and groups also announced donations of their full or part winnings to the victims of the recent Kerala floods.
Two dead in Mumbai and Thane amid
2018-09-03Krishna temple in Thane robbed of Rs 38 lakh on eve - Times of India - Times of India
Krishna temple in Thane robbed of Rs 38 lakh on eve of Janmashtami, 5 held Updated: Sep 3, 2018, 17:50 IST Police said the burglary came to fight on Sunday mornung THANE: A century-old Krishna temple in the busy Jambhli market area in the heart of Thane was burgled of cash, gold and silver totally worth around Rs 38 lakh on the eve of Janmashtami. The Thane police swung into action immediately after the burglary came to light on Sunday morning and managed to nab five burglars by evening and recovered the stolen articlesin time for the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations. Police said the Shri Gowardhan Nath ni Haveli, which is very popular among the Gujarati as well as the Marwadi community members, attracts thousands of devotees on Janmashtami. The incident has triggered a fear among the local business community as the market has several jewellery shops. Residents of the neighbourhood alleged scant vigil by police at night in spite of the area having a market. Narrating the incident, a police officer said the temple’s caretakers had taken all the jewellery out on Saturday to prepare for the Janmashtami celebrations. After completing the work for the day, the caretakers, Paresh Pandit and his wife Meena who live nearby, left around 10.30 pm on Saturday. The next morning, when the couple opened the temple door around 7.30 am, they found the gold and silver jewellery missing and everything else lying scattered. They also found the temple’s rear door broken open. The couple alerted the police. Though the temple had installed CCTV cameras, the investigators found that the system was damaged and its wires snapped by the burglars. Before the case was cracked, a senior police officer said the robbery seemed to have been meticulously planned. The officer said the gang had fled with 900 grams gold worth Rs 22.5 lakh, 20 kgs silver worth Rs 7 lakh and Rs 9 lakh cash— totally Rs 38.5 lakh. The Thane Nagar police and the crime branch started parallel investigations. Within 12 hours, the police cracked the case and arrested five burglars, said Vivek Phansalkar, Thane police commissioner, adding that the investigators have recovered all the stolen articles. Asked about how the gang was busted, the police commissioner refused to divulge more details. As the burglary took place in a busy market area on a festival weekend, a police officer said they were probing whether the gang had any more associates and if it got any help from any local.
Krishna temple in Thane robbed of Rs 38 lakh on eve - Times of India - Times of India
2018-09-03Thane: Six arrested for stealing cash, jewellery worth Rs 45 lakh stolen from temple on eve of Janmashtami - Free Press Journal
Thane: Six arrested for stealing cash, jewellery worth Rs 45 lakh stolen from temple on eve of Janmashtami Sep 03, 2018 04:28 pm Thane (Maha): Cash and ornaments worth around Rs 45 lakh were stolen from a temple here in Maharashtra, a police official said Monday. Six people, including a couple, have been arrested in connection with the theft, he said. The accused broke open the rear door of the Gopal Krishna Temple, located in the city’s Jambli Naka area, on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. They decamped with ornaments and cash kept in a cupboard there, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Satya Narayan told reporters here. The theft came to light Sunday morning when the management of the temple opened the premises and found the valuables missing. The accused also disconnected the CCTV installed in the premises, Narayan said. However, police analysed footages of other CCTVs installed in the area outside the temple and on that basis, they managed to nab the main accused, Santosh Kamble (26), from Shil Phata in Diva township here on Sunday, he said. The police later arrested the other five accused, including Kamble’s wife, while they were planning to fled the city with the booty. The police recovered ornaments and cash worth Rs 44.76 lakh, and also a car and an auto-rickshaw in which the accused were planning to escape, Narayan said. Some of the ornaments, which were displayed before the media persons, were more than 150 years old, the police said, adding the temple management had kept all the valuables at the religious place instead of a bank locker. Kamble was into scrap selling business near the temple and was well aware of the routine followed at the religious place, the police said. The accused along with his wife Rekha Kamble (21) did a recce of the place before the offence. The four others – Arun Chotelal Sonkar (19), Sahjad Nashibali Khan (25), Zulfikar Samiruddin Mansuri (22) and Aazad Mashukh Saha (19) – assisted in the theft, the ACP said. The accused were booked under IPC sections 454, 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence) and 380 (theft), he said. An inquiry was on to ascertain if the accused were involved in similar crimes earlier also, the police added. To a question, Narayan said there is a police outpost at a stone’s throw distance from the temple and that they will inquire into the role of the policemen on duty there at the time of the crime. He said the booty recovered from the accused will be handed over to the temple management after completion of due legal procedures. The police team which cracked the case has been given a reward of Rs 21,000, he added.
Thane: Six arrested for stealing cash, jewellery worth Rs 45 lakh stolen from temple on eve of Janmashtami - Free Press Journal
2018-09-0325-Year-Old Woman Gang Raped In Maharashtra's Thane - NDTV
25-Year-Old Woman Gang Raped In Maharashtra's Thane The woman finally confided in her husband who lodged an FIR with the Valiv Police last evening. Updated: September 03, 2018 17:35 IST THANE: A 25-year-old housewife from Nallasopara in Palghar district was allegedly raped by two men over the last 45 days, the police said on Monday. The accused, identified as Vibas Kar and his friend Sajid live in neighbourhood of the woman in the township, around 41 kms from Thane. According to police, Vibas Kar allegedly entered the house of the woman on June 17 when her husband and children were away and raped her. He threatened to kill her husband and children if she resisted him, a police official said. Later, Vibas Kar again sexually assaulted the woman and also roped in Sajid. The duo raped her on several occasions between June 17 and August 30, the official said. The woman finally confided in her husband who lodged an FIR with the Valiv Police last evening. Vibas Kar and Sajid have been booked under various sections of the IPC, including punishment for rape, the police official said.
25-Year-Old Woman Gang Raped In Maharashtra
2018-09-03WeWork India leases office space in Thane - Economic Times
WeWork India leases office space in Thane Sep 03, 2018, 11.50 AM IST Mumbai: New York-headquartered collaborative workspace major WeWork’s India arm has picked up an entire commercial building, Zenia, spread over 12 floors, on lease in Hiranandani Estate, Thane. The lease would run for five years and has a clause to increase the tenure later. The lease rental for the 1-lakh-sq-ft property is set at Rs 60 per sq ft for now and the agreement includes a rental reset clause after three years. This is the second transaction in three months involving an entire building for We-Work. In May, the company leased entire commercial building Raheja Platinum, spread over ten floors, in the Andheri suburb of Mumbai. The company had earlier leased a 1.9-lakh sq ft standalone building owned by Enam Securities Group in Mumbai’s commercial business district Bandra-Kurla Complex. It also leased two buildings in Worli and 1 lakh sq ft office space in Navi Mumbai. “We are focusing on leasing properties in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru to move towards increasing our number of desks to 35,000 by the end of 2018,” said Karan Virwani, CEO, WeWork India, adding Zenia is expected to accommodate over 1,200 desks. In Mumbai, the company now has six facilities, including the latest lease of Zenia in Thane. Of the six properties, four — including Marol, Vikhroli, Goregaon and BKC — are currently operational. The company has a total of 10 operational centres across the country. “With a slew of Infrastructure development initiatives, enhanced connectivity and economic growth opportunities, Thane has experienced a comprehensive makeover. Apart from being a residential hub, now it’s moving up the rank as a commercial real estate hotspot,” said Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder & MD, Hiranandani Group. Hiranandani Estate already houses software major TCS’ Olympus Centre spread over 14.5 acres with 2 million sq ft of space. TCS Olympus Centre is a 16-storey commercial building with a technology centre and can accommodate more than 30,000 employees. TCS has already started operations from this centre last year. WeWork is looking to double its number of facilities to over 20 centres across key markets by the end of the current calendar year.
WeWork India leases office space in Thane - Economic Times
2018-09-03Sharanam Hotel, Thane, opens in Maharashtra - Travel Daily (press release) (blog)
Sharanam Hotel, Thane, opens in Maharashtra Sep 3, 2018 VITS Hotels has launched ‘VITS Sharanam Hotel, Thane’, a luxury corporate hotel located a 10-minute drive from the Thane Railway Station and close to the Eastern Expressway. Announcing the launch, Chandrakant Shetty, CEO, VITS Hotels, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of VITS Sharanam Thane. This is our sixth property in Maharashtra and we are extremely upbeat on the exponential growth prospect in this region. “We believe VITS Sharanam Thane will provide a wonderful amalgam of exquisite facilities for the guests to experience the perfect stay in the city.” VITS Sharanam Hotel, Thane offers a travel desk, 24-hour room service, business centre, conference room and banquet hall. F&B options include ‘The Café’, offering international and Indian cuisines and vegetarian restaurant, ‘Kamats’, India’s largest vegetarian restaurant chain featuring South Indian, Punjabi and Mughalai styles. The deluxe rooms and suites come with LED TV, electronic safe locker, in room dining round the clock, Wi-Fi internet. MICE facilities include banquet hall and conference rooms, Emerald and Sapphire. VITS Luxury Hotels presently operates properties in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Aurangabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ankleshwar, Agra, Dwarka, Gurugram, Latur, Nanded and Silvassa. The chain recently rolled out three boutique properties on Phuket in Thailand, as part of global expansion VITS group plan to take over 15 hotels primarily in Thailand and Malaysia within the next two years. The chain presently has inventory of over 1,000 rooms with host of banqueting, conferencing, restaurant and lifestyle facilities. As part of its domestic expansion plans VITS Hotels will unveil the VITS hospitality experience in Mumbai (Colaba), Dahej, Ahmedabad and Mangalore shortly.
Sharanam Hotel, Thane, opens in Maharashtra - Travel Daily (press release) (blog)
2018-09-0329-year-old becomes the first victim of H1N1 in Thane - Mumbai Live
29-year-old becomes the first victim of H1N1 in Thane The woman has been kept in an isolation ward and the hospital staff has carried out tests of her family members as a precautionary measure This year, a 29-year-old woman became the first victim of H1N1 in Thane after testing positive for the virus on August 30, 2018. Meanwhile, Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) health department officials have asked people who are down with swine flu to stay away from crowded places fearing it could aid the virus. In 2017, 16 people died owing to H1N1 in Thane. RT Kendra, TMC Health Officer confirmed that the woman has been admitted to Jupiter Hospital and the staff has isolated her. He added that they carried out tests of her family members and relatives as a precautionary measure. In Kalwa hospital too, the civic body has set up an isolation ward for H1N1 patients. What is Swine Flu?Swine flu is a disease of pigs that can, in rare cases, be passed to humans. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of many Influenza A viruses. Facts about Swine FluThe most common way for a human to catch swine flu is through contact with a pig. There is currently a vaccine for swine flu that is included with the standard seasonal flu shots. Symptoms of swine flu include coughs, chills, and aches, similar to seasonal flu.
29-year-old becomes the first victim of H1N1 in Thane - Mumbai Live
2018-09-0235 Lakh Stolen From Temple In Maharashtra's Thane - NDTV
35 Lakh Stolen From Temple In Maharashtra's Thane The theft came to light Sunday morning when the management of the Lord Krishna temple, located in the main market area, opened the premises and found the ornaments missing from an idol installed there. Updated: September 02, 2018 15:43 IST Thane: Gold and silver ornaments worth around Rs 35 lakh were stolen from a temple in Maharashtra by unidentified persons, police said Sunday.The theft came to light Sunday morning when the management of the Lord Krishna temple, located in the main market area, opened the premises and found the ornaments missing from an idol installed there, Thane police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.Police suspect that thieves stole the ornaments Saturday night, she said, adding that the CCTV installed at the temple was also tampered with. Advertisement The estimated value of the stolen ornaments, which were adorning the deity, is around Rs 35 lakh, Mr Narkar said.Police were probing the incident, she added.
35 Lakh Stolen From Temple In Maharashtra
2018-09-02Bus operators to face music for fleecing festive travellers - Times of India
Bus operators to face music for fleecing festive travellers Updated: Sep 3, 2018, 00:08 IST Thane: The city transport department is all set to crack down on private bus operators to prevent them from fleecing commuters travelling during the Ganpati festival. Several squads will be formed to ensure compliance with the state notification that caps fares of private buses to a maximum of 50% over the MSRTC fare charged for the same route, a senior official said. “Passengers can alert us in case they are overcharged and action will be taken against the operator under section 86 of the Motor vehicles Act. We will remain alert but will wait for orders from the transport commissioner’s office ahead of the season,” said an official from the Thane transport department. However, few private bus operators have claimed that though the festive season sees a rise in the number of passengers, especially in the Konkan route, the rates are usually economical due to rising competition from private taxis and fleet cabs. “We are at times forced to increase the rates as we have to deploy additional buses and staffers due to the festive crowd,” said a private bus operator, requesting anonymity. Meanwhile, MSRTC and the railway authorities have planned several special services, mainly from Thane and Mumbai to the Konkan areas. The Central Railway has decided to run over 132 special trains services from Mumbai along with those from Pune and Ajni.
2018-09-02Thane: Man arrested for 'blackmailing' girl | The Indian Express - The Indian Express
Thane: Man arrested for ‘blackmailing’ girl The girl approached the police last week after the accused demanded Rs 50,000 from her, the police said. “The man had been blackmailing her for some time. She allegedly paid him Rs 5,000 twice,” the officer said. Published: September 3, 2018 3:47:15 am A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing a 17-year-old girl over revealing her morphed pictures. The accused, a student, was arrested by the Thane anti-extortion cell on Saturday. He had downloaded the minor’s photographs from a social networking platform. “The accused and the victim were friends. The girl had sent some pictures to the accused over Snapchat, which he allegedly morphed into obscene pictures,” said a police officer. The girl approached the police last week after the accused demanded Rs 50,000 from her, the police said. “The man had been blackmailing her for some time. She allegedly paid him Rs 5,000 twice,” the officer said. The accused has been booked for extortion and under the IT Act. “He has been remanded in police custody till September 4,” the officer added.
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2018-09-01Thane civic body plans to build 2.5km bypass road to connect with Navi Mum - Times of India
Thane civic body plans to build 2.5km bypass road to connect with Navi Mumbai Sep 1, 2018, 23:03 IST Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) is mulling to construct a 2.5km-long Vitawa bypass road connecting Kopri with the Thane-Belapur road through a creek-bridge. The idea, say officials, is to ease movement of traffic travelling between the city and Navi Mumbai that presently travels via Kalwa clogging Vitawa.As per the proposal, the road with a 1.5km-long bridge over the Thane creek will cater to only light and small vehicles travelling between Thane and Navi Mumbai. The road will take off from the Surya Nagar end of the TB road ahead of Vitawa and cross the creek to connect Kopri in Thane east via the Ashtavinayak circle. A notable part of the two-lane bridge will run over the mangrove cover and care would be taken to minimise the damage to the ecology, said officials. TMC officials said the proposed road could ease the traffic snarls at Vitawa as it would give a direct access for thousands of vehicles travelling between Thane and Navi Mumbai bypassing the present circuitous route via Vitawa, Kalwa thereby saving time, fuel and money for motorists. “The bypass will not just reduce the travel time but will also cut down congestion and pollution levels. We will soon prepare a detailed report,” said a senior official.Meanwhile, the TMC made a presentation before the MMRDA on Friday in a bid to seek financial assistance from the regional planning authority. Shiv Sena MP Shrikant Shinde who was present for the meeting claimed the MMRDA has shown interest in the project following which the TMC will now start work on preparing a feasibility report to be presented to the regional planning authority for its approval later on. “The road will largely reduce the traffic congestion at Vitawa and Kalwa naka. The MMRDA has agreed to partly finance the project and TMC will prepare a viability report soon,” said MP Shrikant Shinde. The NCP in the meantime has accused the Sena of hijacking its plan saying it was their party MLA Jitendra Awhad who had first raised the issue of constructing the bypass road over the creek. “The Shiv Sena should first ensure potholes on city roads are repaired rather than hijacking projects. Our party was the first to raise the issue of having a road connect bypassing Vitawa,” said opposition leader in the TMC and NCP corporator Milind Patil. R A Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner refused to comment.
2018-09-01Dahi handi draft rules to be tried and tested in Thane on Monday - Times of India
Dahi handi draft rules to be tried and tested in Thane on Monday Sep 1, 2018, 06:24 IST MUMBAI: Two years after the state government declared dahi handi an adventure sport, the new draft guidelines devised by the mandals’ parent body will be tested at Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s event in Thane at Gokulashtami Monday. Only mandals that demonstrate their capability of forming seven or eight tiers will be permitted to take part in the professional competition in which they will form eight and nine tiers respectively. Bala Padelkar, chairman of the Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti which drafted the rules, said, “We will observe all teams for discipline, obedience and style of formation and descent. These guidelines can be fine-tuned later.” Arun Patil, acting president of the Samiti, said, “Since Thursday, our members have been visiting champion mandals and asking them to demonstrate their skills.” Children under 14 years of age are not allowed to participate owing to the Bombay high court order that imposed this restriction in 2017. There is no limit on the height of the pyramid given that the HC diluted its earlier order of a 20-ft height cap. The 10 qualifying teams will be eligible to participate in Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s Pro Govinda 2018. State sports minister Vinod Tawde will be the chief guest at the event. “This is a revival for dahi handi which many feared was a dying tradition. We are putting together the grandest celebration in the state on Monday evening by inviting seven of the topmost mandals from Mumbai and three from Thane,” said Sarnaik. “The winner will receive Rs 5 lakh, first runner up Rs 3 lakh, second runner up Rs 2 lakh and the rest will receive consolation prizes worth Rs 1 lakh.”
Dahi handi draft rules to be tried and tested in Thane on Monday - Times of India
2018-09-01Thane MP disssatisfied with Kerala relief distribution - United News of India
Thane MP disssatisfied with Kerala relief distribution Thane, Sep 1 (UNI) Thane Member of Parliament Rajan Vichare today expressed his total displeasure over the district administration in Kerala where a team from Thane had gone for distribution of aid to the flood hit people, he said. Talking to newsmen at the circuit house here, Vichare said that a team of more than 50 doctors lead by Thane Guadian Minister Eknath Shinde and the Kalyan MP Dr. Srikant Shinde had gone down to Kerala last week to distribute aid. The team had organized a medical camp of which more than 20,000 took benefit. The Shiv Sena local unit had dispatched around 50 tonnes of material including essentials, clothes.
2018-09-01Concrete future: 'City will now have all cement roads' - Times of India
Concrete future: 'City will now have all cement roads' Sep 1, 2018, 23:21 IST Thane: In order to get rid of the recurring potholes on the city roads the municipal administration in Thane has decided to stop using tar, asphalt material for all new road construction and will switch to cement-concrete. Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal announced the decision after the administration was heaped with criticism from the citizens for the pothole-ridden roads. Most roads across the city have been damaged due to rains and the poor construction quality. A TMC survey revealed that nearly 8,500 sqm roads were damaged and needed immediate repairs. As per the new plan, all greenfield roads including missing links or new roads stretches will now be built compulsarily using cement concrete or UTWT technique that has been proven to be durable in the city since the last few years. Further, Jaiswal is also learnt to have told his officials to use asphalt and tar only for repair works. Also, the civic PWD has been asked to ensure presence of utility ducts on all these roads so that agencies don’t dig them regularly. In addition, agencies like the telephone, sewerage department, MSEDCL, etc will be instructed to ensure prior approval of digging at limited spots in the available stretches of roads in the city. “All new roads that will be constructed in the city will be either completed using cement-concrete or UTWT so that their longetivity will be ensured,” said Jaiswal.
2018-09-0129-year-old woman tests positive for H1N1 virus in Thane, first this year - Hindustan Times
29-year-old woman tests positive for H1N1 virus in Thane, first this year Updated: Sep 01, 2018 09:41 IST A 29-year-old woman became the first victim of H1N1 in Thane this year, after she tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Health department officials, who fear that the upcoming marathon and festive season could aid the spread of the virus, have appealed to citizens with symptoms of swine flu to stay away from crowded places. Last year, 16 people died owing to H1N1 in Thane. “The woman has been admitted to Jupiter Hospital. We have isolated her and also tested her family and relatives as a preventive measure,” RT Kendre, Thane municipal corporation’s (TMC) health officer, said. The civic body has also has set up an isolation ward at the Kalwa Hospital for H1N1 patients. “Dahi handi is celebrated on a large scale in Thane. Hundreds of people gather at the same spot. In case any of them are infected, the virus could spread,” said Kendre. “We have appealed to people with symptoms to stay away from large gatherings.” The TMC is also worried about the 25,000 people who are expected to participate in a marathon on September 2. “We will provide masks to athletes as a precautionary measure to ensure that there is no spread of the virus,” said an official.
29-year-old woman tests positive for H1N1 virus in Thane, first this year - Hindustan Times
2018-09-01Thane-Mulund, Airoli toll plazas: Toll suspension brings no respite from traffic woes - The Indian Express
Thane-Mulund, Airoli toll plazas: Toll suspension brings no respite from traffic woes On average, over 11.30 lakh vehicles pass through the Thane-Mulund toll plaza on Eastern Express Highway every month. Published: September 2, 2018 3:59:42 am Nearly two weeks after toll collection was suspended for light motor vehicles at the Thane-Mulund and Airoli toll collection points, the traffic nightmare continues for motorists using these arterial roads to travel to Mumbai from the adjoining suburbs. Minister for Public Works Department Eknath Shinde suspended the toll collection until the re-opening of the Mumbra bypass following an agitation by the residents and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that threatened a stir near the toll plaza. Regular motorists, using the Eastern Express Highway, that vehicular traffic on the highway has in fact risen as motorists, who were earlier avoiding the toll-road are now using the road too. On average, over 11.30 lakh vehicles pass through the Thane-Mulund toll plaza on Eastern Express Highway every month. Even as Jayant Mhaiskar of the Mumbai Entry Point Limited (MEPL) that handles operation of the toll plazas said the company has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 12-14 crore so far owing to the stoppage of toll collection, the two-kilometre queues on the Thane end of the toll plaza on Eastern Express Highway have not been resolved. Motorists using Eastern Express Highway are not only spending long hours on the roads but are also spending more on fuel. Manvi Sharma, a Thane resident, said she took to travelling by autorickshaw when her fuel budget shot up from Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000 owing to the traffic pile-up at the plaza. “I leave home at 7.45 am to reach work at 10 am,” says Manvi, who handles content and social media marketing for a popular booking portal. “The Majiwada flyover is full of potholes and causes considerable delays too,” she says. The Majiwada flyover immediately precedes the toll plaza on the Thane end. Chidambur Pujari, who also travels from Thane to Andheri, has tried to work around his schedule to avoid the morning rush hours. Nilesh Dama, who usually has work meetings all over Mumbai, says he cannot even keep up with even one meeting per day now. “Trucks should not be allowed during the peak hours. And I don’t understand why potholes are covered with pavered blocks. The roads are too narrow and the list of woes is endless,” he says. While motorists complain that heavy vehicles using the highway on account of the closure of the Mumbra Bypass are the reason for the traffic jams, owners of trucks and heavy vehicles are battling their own set of woes. “We can’t use the Western Express Highway so we have to come via Thane and the Airoli route is closed between 4pm and 10pm,” says Bal Malkit Singh, Chairman of the core committee of the All India Motor Transport Congress. The suspension of toll collection was to have improved the traffic conditions at the toll plaza, but the increase in the number of vehicles on the road and the potholes, as well as the bottleneck at Kopri bridge, have kept long traffic jams at the toll plaza a persisting problem. A motorist who travels from Waghbil Naka in Thane to Marol everyday wonders if he could “hang on to a drone” to reach his office. It takes him three hours to reach his place of work from home, a journey that earlier took 90 minutes.
Thane-Mulund, Airoli toll plazas: Toll suspension brings no respite from traffic woes - The Indian Express
2018-09-01Let Army build delayed Thane bridge: Netas - Times of India
Let Army build delayed Thane bridge: Netas Sep 2, 2018, 03:21 IST THANE:Wary of inviting the fury of citizens ahead of the 2019 polls, political parties want the traffic chaos in Thane city eased soon. The BJP and NCP have sought to hasten the Kopri bridge widening by suggesting to the government to allow the Army to build it. Only recently, Shiv Sena leaders had inspected road repair works in Thane till late night, The Kopri bridge is slated for widening in two phases. The bridge is a vital link between Mumbai and Thane. The project has been delayed for the last several years and its cost has gone up from Rs 90 crore to Rs 257 crore over the last 15 years. Thane resident Megha Parmar said that the ride to and fro remains chaotic thanks to the bottleneck at Kopri bridge. “There should be a permanent solution to the issue. Or netas who could be in for a surprise in the 2019 polls,” said Parmar. BJP corporator Manohar Dumbre said, “We want the Indian Army to be given the task to construct [the bridge] which will be done in record time.” Dumbre recently met chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with a similar demand. NCP has supported the demand. “We support the move to bring in the Army to build the bridge span which will ensure speedy work and assure a quality job,” said corporator Milind Patil.
Let Army build delayed Thane bridge: Netas - Times of India
2018-09-01Kopri bridge in Thane still a traffic bottleneck, cops take action - Hindustan Times
Kopri bridge in Thane still a traffic bottleneck, cops take action The department has also sent a separate letter to the Thane Municipal Corporation requesting a joint action against hawkers and illegal parking in the city, both of which are prime reason for traffic congestion. Updated: Sep 02, 2018 01:18 IST Flooded with complaints about the increasing traffic congestion in the city, the deputy commissioner of police, traffic, has written to all municipal corporations in the Thane commissionerate demanding action against commercial establishments which park illegally on both sides of the road. The department has also sent a separate letter to the Thane Municipal Corporation requesting a joint action against hawkers and illegal parking in the city, both of which are prime reason for traffic congestion. Amit Kale, DCP traffic, said, “As per the Development Control Rules of the TMC, it is mandatory that all the commercial establishments have parking facilities. However, most establishments have converted the space allotted for parking as per the approved maps into commercial space, while even the basement is used for commercial purpose in most cases.” The owners and consumers visiting the establishments park on the roads. “I have send letters to municipal corporations or councils in Thane, Kalyan Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath and Badlapur to survey such commercial establishments and register cases under the Maharashtra Region Town Planning Act (MRTP),” he said. Kale has also drafted a letter to the TMC requesting joint action against the hawkers and illegal parking. “I have asked the encroachment department of the TMC to undertake a joint action against hawkers and illegal parking. We can conduct this drive twice a week to keep roads free for commuters.” Ashok Burpulle, deputy municipal commissioner, anti-encroachment said, “I have kept a team ready and whenever the traffic police complain of congestion because of hawkers, I will send my team to remove them.” Meanwhile, commuters on Kopri bridge hardly got any respite from traffic snarls. The Road Commuters’ Forum had also complained about traffic issue on Kopri bridge. “We met the DCP traffic to forward complaints on traffic congestions. The official assured us that they would implement all the measures to ease traffic flow on Kopri bridge. But, on Saturday, Kopri bridge again saw traffic snarls,” said Shilpa Rao, member of the Road Commuters’ Forum and a resident from Ghodbunder, Thane. The traffic police said they have taken measures to decongest Kopri bridge. “We have diverted vehicles and deployed extra traffic at Kopri. We have also informed the Navi Mumbai traffic team to prevent heavy vehicles from using Kopri bridge,” said Kale.
Kopri bridge in Thane still a traffic bottleneck, cops take action - Hindustan Times
2018-09-01Duo arrested with Rs 3 crore in scrapped notes - Times of India
Duo arrested with Rs 3 crore in scrapped notes Updated: Sep 2, 2018, 08:43 IST THANE: A labourer contractor and a driver from Ulhasnagar were arrested near Teen Hath naka on Friday evening with about Rs 3 crore in demonetized notes. Deepak Palvani (45) and Ajmal Khan (39) were nabbed when they were going in an autorickshaw from Ulhasnagar towards Raheja Garden near Tip Top plaza. Police inspector Jayraj Ranaware said, “We had received a tip-off about two people travelling in an auto with bundles of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Our team lay in wait and when the duo were spotted, we checked their bags and found the demonetised notes.” Police said they will be probing whom the duo was planning to meet and how they were to going to exchange the notes. The duo has been booked under Sections 3, 5 and 7 of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017 at Wagle Estate police station.
Duo arrested with Rs 3 crore in scrapped notes - Times of India

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