|2016-07-25||Pollution watchdog initiates steps for clean air in 17 cities - Times of India|
Pollution watchdog initiates steps for clean air in 17 cities
Samrat Phadnis | TNN | Jul 25, 2016, 07.49 AM IST
KOLHAPUR: The Maharashtra pollution control board (MPCB) has swung into action to take immediate and time-bound steps to curb air pollution in 17 major cities in the state, including Kolhapur, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and Nagpur, after a recent directive from the central agency. The central pollution control board (CPCB) had issued directives on July 1 addressing the need for an action plan to bring the PM10 (particulate matter 10 micrometres or less in diameter) levels down. The directives were issued in the wake of high PM10 levels recorded in 17 cities between 2011 and 2015. The data for the period showed that the air pollution levels were consistently higher than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), 2009. The central environment regulator has referred how the Supreme Court, various high courts and the National Green Tribunal had issued specific directions to improve the air quality. The directive states that the central board has repeatedly asked the state agency to prepare effective air quality management plans and make efforts to get these plans implemented for the better air quality. MPCB member secretary P Anbalagan told TOI that even before they received the CPCB directives, the state had already started preparing and implementing plan for 10 cities since January this year. "Any directives from the CPCB are mandatory for us. There is no question of making any delay in its implementation. We have already allotted Rs 75 lakh each for Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur to prepare an action plan to curb the air pollution. There are steps taken in this regard as well. For instance, we are strictly implementing air quality standards for the ready-mix and stone crusher businesses, which were causing pollution in Navi Mumbai. We have brought transparency by online monitoring system," he said. He added that a meeting regarding the recent directives will be held on Monday in Mumbai along with all the stakeholders. The meeting will chalk out the action plans for the remaining 7 cities. Anbalagan is confident that the plans for the cities such as Sangli, Kolhapur, Latur, Akola, Amravati, Ulhasnagar and Badlapur will be ready soon. "We will do it in time. We will follow the directives without delay," he added. The CPCB has blamed resuspension of road dust, vehicles, burning of biomass, crop residue, municipal solid waste, construction and demolition activities, industrial units including power plans, diesel generator sets to augment power supply and fuel usage for domestic and commercial activities for the deteriorating air quality. The agency has asked the MPCB to launch extensive drive against the polluting vehicles for ensuring strict compliance within a week from July 1. Public awareness campaign for air pollution control, vehicle maintenance and minimising use of personal vehicles was also supposed to start immediately. The CPCB had directed MPCB to prevent parking of vehicles in the non-designated areas. There are some steps to be taken in 90 to 180 days as per the directives. For instance, it has been asked to place remote sensor-based PUC system, backtopping of metaled road including pavement of road shoulders, plan for conversion of natural draft brick kilns to inducted draft and other such measures in four to six months. Environmental activists demanded that a meeting to apprise all the stakeholders about the directives should be held. "Every directive will have long-term impact on each city. I speak to MPCB officials frequently and there was no mention of these directives in any meeting held in Kolhapur this month," Uday Gaikwad, city-based environmentalist, said. Sumaira Abdulali, environmentalist and convenor of Mumbai-based Awaaz Foundation, remarked that lack of sensitivity among MPCB officials towards the directives shows how Maharashtra is not serious about the pollution. "I have not read the directives; however, our past experience suggests the system is not serious about curbing pollution. The directives issued in the past remained on paper and it is a sad thing. There should be proper implementation of action plan prepared to curb pollution," she added.
|2016-07-18||AAP protests against bad roads of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra - Times of India|
AAP protests against bad roads of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jul 18, 2016, 02.27 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: Fed up with potholes, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers on Sunday protested against the bad roads in Ulhasnagar city. The volunteers, carrying posters on different roads in city, urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to honour UMC (Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation) chief Manohar Hire with "Bharat Ratna for giving citizens worst roads in city". Praveen Acharya, who led the protest, said, "The city is full of bad roads where people cannot travel properly. Several complaints were subbitted to the UMC chief, with no results". Acharya said there are many roads in city which UMC constructs twice or thrice in a year, but potholes re-appear showing huge corruption. Potholes also lead to frequent accidents, volunteers said.Similarly, the MNS also organised an exhibition on bad roads in Dombivli. Raju Patil, an MNS leader, said, "There are many roads in Dombivli which are in worst condition and the Shiv Sena which is ruling here did not resolve the issue.
|2016-07-18||Thane: Congress corporator claims to have killed gangster Naresh Chaddi - Mid-Day|
Thane: Congress corporator claims to have killed gangster Naresh Chaddi
By Faisal Tandel Posted 18-Jul-2016
An Ulhasnagar corporator has, in an alleged threat call to a builder, claimed to have got Naresh Aasandas Pahalajani alias Naresh Chaddi, notorious gangster, killed like a dog. He also claimed that he was responsible for getting former MLA Pappu Kalani, an accused in the Bhatija brothers murder case of 1990, arrested.
Godhumal Kishnani allegedly made the admission in a threat call to Dinesh Jawalirani. Chaddi was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his apartment in Kalyan's Khadakpada area on February 2 this year. His family claimed that he had been murdered, but police registered an accidental death report, instead. Chaddi was a key witness in the Bhatija murder case.
On Saturday, local builder Dinesh Jawalirani (45) registered a complaint with Central police that on June 25, Bhoja Sharma, an aide of Ulhasnagar corporator from Congress Godhumal Kishnani, met him at his house and told him to meet the neta. When I visited Godhumal's house, he started abusing me and threatened me with a gun. He questioned how I had set up a repairs shop on the Kalyan-Ambernath road without his approval, Jawalirani told mid-day.
Read Story: Pappu Kalani's 'Chaddi buddy' surrenders after 18 years
He alleged that Kishnani tried to extort Rs 5 lakh from him. But the builder refused to be cowed down.
On July 14, Kishnani called up Jawalirani, dropping down his extortion payment demand by half. I recorded the phone conversation as evidence, said the builder. During the threat call, which was in Hindi, the corporator allegedly warned him: Tumko toh pata hai na Naresh Chaddi ko aisa marwa diya jaise kutte ki maut mara ho. To convey his sense of power, he added that he had sent Kalani behind bars.
mid-day has a copy of the recorded conversation.
Armed with his recording, Jawalirani approached the police and filed a case against Kishnani and Sharma.
The case has been registered under sections 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 294 (obscene acts or words), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
The Thane police said they are scrutinising the recording. We have booked the corporator and registered an extortion case against him. We will check the audio clip before taking any action against him, said Ashutosh Dhumbre, joint commissioner of police, Thane.
Cops ignored us, alleges brother Raju Pahalajani (50), Naresh Chaddi's brother, said the police had ignored the family's charge of murder. Naresh had written to the Thane police in December 2015 that he was facing threats from Godhumal Kishnani. After he was found dead, the report from JJ Hospital, too, stated that his body has injuries. I informed the police about it, including the DCP and other crime branch sleuths, but they ignored it. At least now, they should take action based on this (audio recording) evidence.
Wounds on body: The post-mortem examination report by JJ Hospital's Dr A H Meshram and Dr D J Sangle had stated that Chaddi had contusions and abrasions on his body. The histopathology, chemical analysis and accessory examination reports are still awaited, only after which the final death report can be prepared.
Who was Naresh Chaddi? His was a former associate of Pappu Kalani who was wanted in 10 criminal cases in Ulhasnagar division, including a bomb blast. He surrendered in 2012. He was a key witness in the Bhatija brothers murder case. Chaddi's name shot in the limelight in April 2010 after a text message was sent to BJP leader Eknath Khadse and then Thane police commissioner Anil Dhere, stating that the gangster was planning to plant bombs across the city. Khadse raised the matter in the Assembly.
|2016-07-17||Congress corporator booked for demanding extortion money from builder in Ulhasnagar - Local Press Co|
Congress corporator booked for demanding extortion money from builder in Ulhasnagar
Written by Local Press Co Staff
on July 17, 2016
A Congress corporator, along with his aide, have been booked by Central Police for allegedly demanding extortion money from a local builder in Ulhasnagar.
According to the complaint filed by builder Dinesh Joimal, the Congress Corporator Godhumal Kishnani and his aide Bhoja Sharma demanded Rs 2.5 lakh in lieu of allowing him to carry out the repair work of his shop.
The complainant also accused the corporator of misusing his authority for commercial gains.
A portion of Joimal's shop, located at Kalyan-Ambernath road, was recently demolished by the civic body to make way for the road widening project.
When he started repairing the damaged portion of the shop, Kishnani reportedly asked Joimal to pay the Rs 2.5 lakh extortion money if he wished to continue the work. The builder has alleged that despite being the corporator of the ward, he threatened to report his work to the Ulhasnagar Municipal corporation (UMC) if the amount was not paid.
Following the complaint, Central police in Ulhasnagar booked the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal code and have launched an investigation in the matter.
Kishnani is yet to respond to the allegations levied by the builder.
|2016-07-16||Congress corporator booked for demanding extortion money of Rs 2.5 lakh in Ulhasnagar - Times of India|
Congress corporator booked for demanding extortion money of Rs 2.5 lakh in Ulhasnagar
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jul 16, 2016, 09.12 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A congress corporator Godhumal Kishnani and his one associate has been booked for demanding extortion money of Rs 2.5 lakh from a builder in Ulhasnagar.In the complaint, Dinesh Joimal alleged that Kishnani and his associate Bhoja Sharma demanded Rs 2.5 lakh from him to continue his shop's repair work situated on Kalyan-Ambernath road. Joimal said that recently due to road widening carried out by Ulhasnagar Municipal corporation his shop's some portion got demolished due to which he had started repairing work.However, because Kishnani is local corporator in his ward, he along with Sharma approached the complainant demanding extortion money of Rs 2.5 lakh to continue repair work or else threatened to stop the work by complaining to UMC.Following to the Joimal's complaint, the Central police has booked both Kishnani and Sharma under extortion and threatening charges and further probe is on.Congress corporator booked for demanding extortion money of Rs 2.5 lakh in Ulhasnagar.
|2016-07-12||Extortion bid: Shooters open fire inside Ulhasnagar builder's office - Times of India|
Extortion bid: Shooters open fire inside Ulhasnagar builder's office
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jul 12, 2016, 10.51 AM IST
Ulhasnagar: Two motorcycle-borne shooters allegedly associated with underworld gangster Suresh Pujari opened fire inside builder Sumit Chakraborty's office in Ulhasnagar on Monday evening. Chakraborty , also the president of Ulhasnagar Trade Association, was not in his office at the time of the firing. Later in the evening, Pujari called up some mediapersons claiming responsibility for the firing. Pujari claimed that since Chakraborty did not paid extortion money of Rs 2 crore and helped police nab his associates in a cable operator killing case, he planned the firing. For the last few months, Chakraborty, his son Aakash and brother Sujeet were receiving extortion calls. The police have now provided security to Aakash. The police said the incident took place at 4.30 pm, when two shooters wearing helmets entered Chakraborty's office near Monika marriage hall in Ulhasnagar 1 and asked his associate Rajani to see him. When Rajani said Chakraborty was not in office, the duo fired two rounds. Hea ring the sound of firing, Aakash's security personnel rushed inside and the shooters fled. The entire incident has been captured on CCTV . The local Ulhasnagar police have filed a case and a manhunt for the accused has begun.Chakraborty was unavailable for comment. However, NCP leader Omie Kalani and a friend of Chakraborty who had also received threat calls from Pujari, said, "It looks like Suresh Pujari wanted to scare businessmen in the city to extort money from them.
|2016-07-12||Thane: 2 men open fire inside builder's office in Ulhasnagar - Mid-Day|
Thane: 2 men open fire inside builder's office in Ulhasnagar
By A Correspondent |Posted 12-Jul-2016
Two persons associated with gangster Suresh Pujari allegedly opened fire inside the office of a builder in Ulhasnagar township in a attempt to get extortion money, police said today.
"Two men, with their face covered, came on a motorcycle and barged into the office of builder Sumit Chakravarti at around 3.30 PM yesterday. They fired two rounds inside the office in a bid to get extortion money which was demanded by dreaded gangster Suresh Pujari," Thane Police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar said.
Sumit is also the President of the Ulhasnagar Trade Association.
"Pujari had made a demand for ransom from the builder and his son Aakash. When the duo, did not heed to his demand, he sent his men to his office. Both Sumit and his son were not present when the firing took place. One of Sumit's staff member escaped unhurt," Narkar said.
"After the firing, the accused fled from the spot and a manhunt has been launched to nab them," she added. A case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and other relevant sections of IPC and the Arms Act was registered against Pujari and the duo at the Central Police Station, Narkar said, adding, an investigation is on.
|2016-07-12||Extortion bid: Shooters open fire inside Ulhasnagar builders office | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ|
Extortion bid: Shooters open fire inside Ulhasnagar builder's office
Tue,12 Jul 2016
Ulhasnagar: Two motorcycle-borne shooters allegedly associated with underworld gangster Suresh Pujari opened fire inside builder Sumit Chakraborty's office in Ulhasnagar on Monday evening. Chakraborty , also the president of Ulhasnagar Trade Association, was not in his office at the time of the firing.Later in the evening, Pujari called up some media persons claiming responsibility for the firing. Pujari claimed that since Chakraborty did not paid extortion money of Rs 2 crore and helped police nab his associates in a cable operator killing case, he planned the firing. For the last few months, Chakraborty, his son Aakash and brother Sujeet were receiving extortion calls. The police have now provided security to Aakash. The police said the incident took place at 4.30 pm, when two shooters wearing helmets entered Chakraborty's office near Monika marriage hall in Ulhasnagar 1 and asked his associate Rajani to see him. When Rajani said Chakraborty was not in office, the duo fired two rounds.
|2016-07-11||Bike-borne men fire at Ulhasnagar builder - Times of India|
Bike-borne men fire at Ulhasnagar builder
Pradeep Gupta | Jul 11, 2016, 08.11 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: Two motorcycle-borne shooters allegedly associated with underworld gangster Suresh Pujari opened fire at builder Sumit Chakraborty 's office in Ulhasnagar. Sumit who is president of Ulhasnagar Trade Association. Chakraborty was not present in the office at the time of firing but the shooter fired two rounds on his associate Deepak Rajani who escaped unhurt. Since last few months, Sumit his brother Sujeet and Sumit's son Aakash were receiving extortion calls seeking Rs 2 crore by gangster Suresh Pujari. The police said the incident took place on Monday at 4.30 pm, when two shooters wearing helmets entered inside Sumit's office situated near Monika wedding hall in Ulhasnagar 1 and asked his associate Rajani for his boss. When Rajani said his boss is not in office, the duo fired at him. To escape Rajani pushed them back in which one of the shooter's helmet fell off and the shooter again showered one round of bullets at him. Hearing the sound of firing, one of Sumit's security guards posted near the office entered on seeing him, both the shooters fled. The entire incident has been captured on CCTV footage in which one of shooter's face also has been captured and on the basis of it, the police have begun a search for the accused. Sumit was unavailable for comment. NCP leader Omie Kalani and friend of Sumit said, "It looks Suresh Pujari wanted to scare businessman in city to extort money from them but I would like to request traders in city to not get scared of Pujari and hope police will arrest accused very soon". In last one year, Pujari had threatened various builders in region and last year his shooters had killed a cable operator Sachanand Karia when he refused to pay extortion money of Rs 5 crore.
|2016-07-11||Ulhasnagar: Bike-borne assailants shoot at trader's office - The Indian Express|
Ulhasnagar: Bike-borne assailants shoot at trader's office
By: Express News Service
Published:Jul 12, 2016, 5:10
Two armed men fled after allegedly firing two rounds inside an Ulhasnagar trader's office on Monday afternoon, the police said.
According to the police, the accused rode to the office of Akash Chaturvedi, the president of an Ulhasnagar trader's association, on a two-wheeler. The office is next to Aman Talkies, a cinema hall in Ulhasnagar.
The two accused wore helmets and entered the premises around 3 pm. Both had country-made weapons. While the gun of one accused was jammed, the other accused was able to fire two rounds. They intentionally did not injure the manager of the office. Prima facie, it appears that they wanted to threaten Chaturvedi,¯ said Parag Manere, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime).
|2016-07-09||Woman Shiv Sena leader held for running sex racket - Times of India|
Woman Shiv Sena leader held for running sex racket
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jul 9, 2016, 03.37 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A local woman Shiv Sena leader from Ulhasnagar has been arrested from Kalyan based lodge for running a sex racket.The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of Thane police on Saturday arrested Shobha Galmadu along with manager Suresh Shetty and driver Vinod Yadav of Durga Palace lodge, situated near Birla College in Kalyan. The police have also rescued two women from their clutches and seized cash worth Rs 59000. Police sources said Galmadu is posted at organiser post of ladies wing of Shiv Sena party in Ulhasnagar and have good relationship with many senior leaders including Gopal Landge. However, after Galmadu's arrest, Sena city president Rajendra Chaudhari of Ulhasnagar city in his written statement has claimed that after learning about Galmadu's activity, party had already removed her a year ago from the party and had informed the police about her. However, contrary to Chaudhari's statement, on June 1 Galmadu was seen celebrating his birthday by putting congratulations poster on his birthday.
|2016-07-08||Commutter returns pension money of senior citizen lost in local train - Times of India|
Commutter returns pension money of senior citizen lost in local train
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jul 8, 2016, 11.04 PM IST
KALYAN: In an exemplary show of honesty, a 36-year-old commuter returned the pension money amounting to Rs 9000 to a 65-year-old owner, who lost his bag while commuting in a local train on Friday evening.Badlapur resident Manoj Chavan, who is also associated with Badlapur Citizen Forum on Friday at 8 pm, was returning home from his job in local train. At Ulhasnagar, he noticed a senior citizen lost his bag in train while leaving from train at Ulhasnagar railway station.Chavan picked up it and asked other commutters in train asking that if anybody wanted to take responsibility to handover it to its owner. Chavan said when no one agreed, he carried the bag to Badlapur railway station, where he informed the Government Railway Police, after which GRP through a mobile number on a document informed Pal Victor asking him to come to the railway station where they handed him his bag with cash. Chavan said he felt happy while handing the bag to its owner as it includes his pension money.
|2016-07-08||Commutter returns pension money of senior citizen lost in local train - NYOOOZ|
Commutter returns pension money of senior citizen lost in local train
Summary: Chavan said he felt happy while handing the bag to its owner as it includes his pension money.
At Ulhasnagar, he noticed a senior citizen lost his bag in train while leaving from train at Ulhasnagar railway station.Chavan picked up it and asked other commutters in train asking that if anybody wanted to take responsibility to handover it to its owner.
KALYAN: In an exemplary show of honesty, a 36-year-old commuter returned the pension money amounting to Rs 9000 to a 65-year-old owner, who lost his bag while commuting in a local train on Friday evening. Badlapur resident Manoj Chavan, who is also associated with Badlapur Citizen Forum on Friday at 8 pm, was returning home from his job in local train.
Chavan said when no one agreed, he carried the bag to Badlapur railway station, where he informed the Government Railway Police, after which GRP through a mobile number on a document informed Pal Victor asking him to come to the railway station where they handed him his bag with cash.
|2016-07-06||Ulhasnagar teen launches English newspaper in Japan University - Daily News & Analysis|
Ulhasnagar teen launches English newspaper in Japan University
|2016-07-06||RPF arrests ticket agent from Ulhasnagar - Times of India|
RPF arrests ticket agent from Ulhasnagar
Pradeep Gupta | Jul 6, 2016, 08.53 PM IST
KALYAN: Working on a tip-off a team of personnel of Crime Intelligence Bureau of Railway Protection Force (RPF) conducted raid in the premises of a travel agency in Ulhasnagar and arrested one with four journeys-cum reservation (JCR) tickets on Wednesday. The arrested person identified as Raju Pal, he is running travel agency called ASK Enterprises. The CIB team headed by Sandeep Ombase seized total valuable costing Rs 35743 that includes 4 JCR valued Rs. 6743, One desktop and one mobile phone valued Rs. 29000. After arresting accused CIB handed him to Kalyan RPF for further probe who has booked him under section 143 of Railway Act and further probing him. An official said unauthorized buying and selling of reserved tickets is an offence and passengers who buy tickets from unauthorized travel agents may lose both their tickets and the reserved accommodation, if such tickets are seized during raids. Nowadays the travel agents are making wealth through e-tickets. The RPF sources said Pal used to charge between Rs 300 to Rs 1200 from passengers depend upon the customers.
|2016-07-06||Student with 99.8% marks finally gets admission - Times of India|
Student with 99.8% marks finally gets admission
TNN | Jul 6, 2016, 08.37 AM IST
Ulhasnagar resident Sakshi Rajwani had scored 99.8% in SSC. Despite that she was not alotted any junior college due to a technical glitch. She finally got admitted to Vaze Kelkar college in Mulund. Sakshi Rajwani.Mumbai: After a few uncertain days of not having a junior college seat inspite of scoring 99.8% in SSC, the family of the Ulhasnagar resident Sakshi Rajwani completed the admission process at Vaze Kelkar College in Mulund. TOI had reported that Rajwani, a student of Sacred Heart School, Kalyan had not been al lotted a college in the first merit list despite her almost perfect score. Education officials found that the student's form was reset on June 16 and never filled after that due to which she was out of the process. This meant she would have to wait till the end of the online process to apply for a seat. Her first choice was Vaze Kelkar college in Mulund. Soon after media reports, education minister Vinod Tawde took cognisance of the issue and instructed the edu cation department to help her get a seat at a college of choice. On Tuesday, she, along with her parents, visited the Vaze College, the first on her list of preferences and completed the admission process for a seat in the commerce stream. "I am glad I got my choice of college and subjects inspite of the trouble with the online form," she said. While the college initially did not have a seat to offer in the management quota, they had assured to accommodate her. "One of the students who had taken admission in the management quota got a seat through the general merit list so we had a vacancy which we were happy to offer to her," said Vidyadhar Joshi, vice-principal.However, education officials said students must be careful during form submission. "The system has sent out messages of a form reset. Students need to be responsible, and if they spot anything unusual, they must bring it to the notice of the school or officials," said deputy director of education, B B Chavan.
|2016-07-06||1 suspect identified in Rs 13 lakh card cloning fraud - Times of India|
1 suspect identified in Rs 13 lakh card cloning fraud
Shrutika Sukhi | Jul 7, 2016, 01.49 AM IST
THANE: The police have identified a suspect in the card-cloning fraud which had left 34 people poorer by over Rs 13 lakh.
"We recovered CCTV footage of a man trying to instal a skimming device to the card slot at the ATM near Kalwa junction. He hid his face under a cap and even wore a raincoat; it is evident that he is trying to hide his face from the camera. It camera caught him visiting the ATM two to three times and checking the machine. We suspect he has aides," said a police officer.
On June 30, a software engineer unable to withdraw money at the ATM applied pressure to pull out his card and the skimming machine came unstuck. He panicked and fled, but approached the police on Monday after reading about the card fraud in newspapers.
The card fraud was reported on July 1, after 34 account holders received alerts from their banks that money has been being debited from their accounts.
All victims had used their cards in the Kalwa ATM between June 24 to 30. The money was withdrawn between 5pm and 8pm from various ATMs located in Nariman Point, Vashi, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan , Thane and even Pune.
|2016-07-06||Thane: 62-year-old smothered to death with pillow - Mid-Day|
Shocking! 62-year-old smothered to death with pillow
By Faisal Tandel |Posted 06-Jul-2016
A 62-year-old woman was found dead at her Ulhasnagar residence on Tuesday morning. The central police station in Ulhasnagar has registered a murder case. The deceased has been identified as Veena Ramesh Ramnani. She was a resident of Santu building near Vishnu Hotel in Ulhasnagar Camp Number 3. Preliminary investigations suggest she was smothered with a pillow. Her bangles and earrings are missing.
Veena's son Deepak found the body last morning. He had visited her on Monday night and found that the grill door was shut. After knocking the door for a while he returned home assuming that she would be asleep.
"On Tuesday morning at 10.45 am Deepak visited her again. When no one responded to the repeated knocking, he went to the back door and found it open and saw his mother lying dead with a pillow next to her, said a police officer.
Cops are now investigating a robbery, property and dispute angle. "We have registered a murder case. She was killed by being smothered with a pillow that was found next to her. We have also gathered CCTV footage from the nearby area and are checking it to see if anyone entered her room," said Abhay Saigaonkar, senior police inspector.
|2016-07-05||MNS appoints leaders to monitor civic polls efforts - The Indian Express|
MNS appoints leaders to monitor civic polls efforts
By: Express News Service
Published:Jul 6, 2016, 1:55
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashta Navnirman Sena has deputed senior leaders to oversee the partyā€™s preparedness for the elections to be held next year in 10 municipal corporations across the state.
It has asked Shishir Shinde and Nitin Sardesai, among others, to monitor preparations of Thane Municipal Corporation elections. Bala Nandgaonkar and Anil Shidore will look after Pune and Avinash Abhyankar will take charge of Nashik. The party has also announced names for corporations in Solapur, Ulhasnagar, Amravati, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur and Akola.
Thackeray has, meanwhile, distributed the entire area under the city's corporation limits into 21 zones based on Assembly constituencies. The responsibility of each zone has been handed over to vice-president level functionaries of the party.
The functionaries will monitor the strengths and prospects of the party in the area and also help identify probable candidates. The party leadership will reach out and hold more interactions with the party workers to boost morale before the elections, a party leader said.
|2016-07-05||HC asks Tata Power, state govt to explain water diversion - Mumbai Mirror|
HC asks Tata Power, state govt to explain water diversion
By Makarand Gadgil, Mumbai Mirror | Jul 6, 2016, 02.55 AM IST
The high court has asked the state government to file an affidavit before July 18, explaining why Tata Power is allowed to divert water from the drought-hit regions around Bhima basin to the Konkan basin, which has surplus resources. The court issued the orders while hearing a PIL filed by social activist Sanjay Lakhe Patil. In a previous hearing on May 24, the court had asked the state government to consider the diversion to the Bhima basin, so that it could provide water for drinking as well as irrigation purposes to drought-hit districts such as Pune, Solapur, Osmanabad and other districts along the Bhima River. Tata Power generates 447 mW of hydropower from its six dams, which is supplied to Mumbai. Speaking to Mirror, Jalna-based Patil said, "The combined volume of the six dams is around 50 thousand million cubic (TMC) metres and this water belongs to Bhima basin, but after using it for the generation of hydroelectricity, Tata Power diverts it to the Konkan basin." A division bench, consisting of Justices VM Kanade and MS Sonak heard the petition. "After generating power in the turbines, water from the upper reservoirs is let into the tailrace (channel leading out of the turbine) and then into downstream rivers, such as Ulhas, Patalganga and Kundalika," said Tata Power, in an earlier statement. "The people along the banks of these rivers meet their drinking, irrigation and industrial water requirements: parts of Ulhasnagar, Badlapur, villages along the Patalganga River, Lonavla, Kusgaon Budruk and Karla villages meet their drinking requirements; Karjat, Kolad, Roha, Mulshi and Paud meet their irrigation needs; and Patalganga, Rasayani, Roha and Badlapur, their industrial requirements."
|2016-07-02||Thane man harvests rainwater, helps locals | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ|
Thane man harvests rainwater, helps locals
The water crisis faced by everyone in Thane district this summer made people look for ways to make ends meet. While some looked for old dams to be revived, some took to cleaning old wells and bore wells. But Ulhasnagar resident Pradip Kapoor has done what everyone else had only been talking about he installed a rainwater harvesting system at his house and is hopeful that it will not only benefit him, but his neighborhood as well.
It's now raining heavily and no one is complaining anymore as people have waited desperately for these showers. And in the midst of this blessed rainfall, Kapoor (33), who is from Kurla camp in Ulhasnagar, installed his rainwater harvesting system at a cost of about Rs 17,500.
Kapoor developed an interest in building this system and did a lot of research online to find a perfect fit for his house. I approached a company called Water field in Thane that gave me a quotation of Rs 42,000 to install the system,¯ Kapoor said. However, his brother, who is a mechanical engineer, told him to simply order a filter, which cost around Rs 11,000.
I fixed this filter, which has an inlet, on the terrace and also fixed an outlet that is attached to the bore-well in my compound,¯ he said. The rainwater from the terrace gets collected in the inlet and goes to the bore-well at a depth of 350 ft below the ground,¯ Kapoor further said, adding that all the dirt and stones in the water get collected in the wastage part of the system. The entire system runs on gravity and no electricity,¯ he said.
|2016-07-01||HC directs inlaws to hand over baby to 19yrold mom | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ|
HC directs in-laws to hand over baby to 19-yr-old mom
Fri,01 Jul 2016
MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday reunited a 19-year-old resident of Ulhasnagar with her 14-month-old baby.
"The baby needs his mother and she is entitled to his custody," said a division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Prakash Naik.
The HC directed that the child be handed over to the mother on July 5 at the Ulhasnagar Central police station in the presence of the senior inspector.
Dinesh's mother refuted the allegations in an affidavit, claiming that Neeta had eloped with her son of her own free will.
MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Friday reunited a 19-year-old resident of Ulhasnagar with her 14-month-old baby. The court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Neeta Sharma, seeking custody of her child, born after a man allegedly took her away and sexually assaulted her when she was a minor.
"The baby needs his mother and she is entitled to his custody," said a division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Prakash Naik. The HC directed that the child be handed over to the mother on July 5 at the Ulhasnagar Central police station in the presence of the senior inspector. The court said that the child will remain with the mother, unless there is an order to the contrary in case the man, Dinesh Naik (22), files a custody petition.
Advocate Manoj Bandgujar, counsel for Neeta, said that a magistrate's court had earlier this week allowed a request by the Ulhasnagar police to book Dinesh on rape charges. He has already been charged with abducting Neeta.
Dinesh's mother refuted the allegations in an affidavit, claiming that Neeta had eloped with her son of her own free will. They were living as husband and wife.
|2016-07-01||Conman posing as plumber robs family at knifepoint in Ulhasnagar | Thane NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ|
Conman posing as plumber robs family at knifepoint in Ulhasnagar
Fri,01 Jul 2016
ULHASNAGAR: A robber posing as plumber entered in to a house at Ulhasnagar and robbed valuables of Rs 5 lakh from a woman showing knife threatening to kill her five year old son on Thursday evening.
After robber fled from the spot she approached to Hill Line police who late night lodge case against unidentified robber and started manhunt for him.
The Hill Line police said that incident took place on Thursday evening at Sai Niketan building situated in Shahyadri Nagar area in Ulhasnagar, when victim Roma Bhatia,34 along with her five year old son Bhavesh was at home while her husband Purushottam who is businessman by profession was outside home at work. The police said robber who knocked the door claiming himself as plumber entered inside home and later showing knife threatened Roma to remain her silent or threatened to kill her son Bhavesh.
Robber later taken entire jewelries and cash of Rs 3 lakh kept in home, totaling entire Rs 5 lakh valuables. After robber fled from the spot she approached to Hill Line police who late night lodge case against unidentified robber and started manhunt for him.