Sindhunagar.com Ulhasnagar City website since 2003
ulhasnagar News
Back       Home
2016-06-27mid-day editorial: Hospitals should be safe havens - Mid-Day
mid-day editorial: Hospitals should be safe havens By MiD DAY Correspondent |Posted 1 hour Kamgar Hospital is under the scanner for a case of sexual assault on a patient. This is the second such case in the government-run hospital in Ulhasnagar, a report in this newspaper stated. The first was in 2013, where a ward boy was held for molesting a 34-year-old woman. Now, a sweeper has been accused of raping a 45-year-old woman. The sweeper though has fled, citing sick leave. It is shocking that two such incidents have taken place in the hospital. While the second incident has taken place in residential quarters, it was within the complex. We have several examples of similar cases in medical clinics and hospitals in the city. If one cannot even trust those working in a medical facility, then it speaks very poorly of us as a society and community. Those accused need to face the strictest action, and it should be swift. Women cannot be afraid or hesitant inside the environs of a hospital or a medical complex. Why should there be any threat in a medical facility? This is a place to heal, not to come to any harm. When we go to a hospital, we trust the staff there with our very lives. These incidents chip away at the very core of the relationship between medical professionals and patients, which has to be based on a solid bedrock of trust. Be it sweepers, ward boys, nurses or doctors, these incidents sully the pristine white uniform of the medical profession. All hospitals need to ensure top-class security for women for all patients, rather and workers within the complex. Once a complaint is established as credible, they need to be ruthless and the guilty need to be brought to book. Sometimes, we have seen facilities trying to brush such crimes under the carpet. Sometimes they do not cooperate with investigations, as they are afraid it can tarnish the hospital's name. That should not happen. The medical fraternity would do well to remember their oath to serve and heal their patients.
2016-06-25mid-day 37th anniversary: Meet the makers of the bullseye candy - Mid-Day
mid-day 37th anniversary: Meet the makers of the bullseye candy By Jharna Thakkar |Posted 25-Jun-2016 The unmistakable aroma of raspberry marked our entry into the rust-red steel gate marked 'Talreja Products'. Once in, nothing apart from the smile-inducing whiff about the two-storied factory in Turbhe provides any clues about the hardboiled sweets that enjoy a nostalgic cult following, and are made here. Remember the round, black-and-white striped bullseye sweet (see box) we've all grown up soiling our tongues charcoal with? Madan Talreja and Karan say they roam with bullseye packets in their car because they never know when a fan could meet them. Gopilal Talreja is the man to thank for introducing Mumbai to it in the 1950s. And before we could conjure up images of peppermint waterfalls, Gopilal's son Madan, who now helms the business, sets it straight. "The original factory that dad inherited was located in Dadar. It was smaller but we enjoyed the monopoly on mint balls." He is, of course, referring to the fact that everyone from Ulhasnagar to Ambarnath, via Thane now makes 'me too' bullseyes with little care for process, quality and hygiene. "By the 1980s, the market was flooded with substandard imitations made by poached, ex-employees," says the 56-year-old. Today, of the four sweets Gopilal started with, two continue to be in production. One of these is the bullseye. Since then, the half-a-century-old brand has moved base twice; first to Andheri in the 1970s and to its current location in 2007. With the latter, Madan also upgraded old-school cooking methods and went mechanised. Since the 1980s, together with son Karan, they have added six new flavours orange, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, ginger and raw mango to their candy repertoire that retails in Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mussoorie and Dehradun apart from Mumbai. Karan takes us on a tour of the factory floor. It's not long before we are introduced to toffee tables, sugar kneaders, cutting machines and a few cold rooms where toffee and hardboiled candies are sheathed in plastic wrappers. "I have one rule. If I won't eat it, I won't sell it," says Karan, 32, casually dipping gloved fingers into a fresh batch of still-hot creamy milk toffee, tearing off a long twine and handing us a piece. The trick is to have it hot, we learn by looking at Karan devour his toffee string. He lets us in on a childhood secret. Madan then made sugar coated almonds. Karan would lick off the coating and store the almonds in the basin which his mother was once horrified to walk in on. Sorting and sealing is carried out by Karan's latest mechanical acquisition. On a fully functional day, with no shortage of water, electricity and a minimum of 45 workers in attendance, the Talreja factory can spill out four tonnes of toffee and hard boiled sweets. Back in the office, the conversation steers towards Mumbai's third pillar of edible culture. "I'm not sure what inspired dad to make the bullseye but he committed to the extent of trademarking Talreja tin packaging," reminisces Madan when Karan cuts him. "I even found one of our vintage, scantily clad lady-bearing tins on Amazon recently only to learn that my grandmother had sold off the remaining one last Diwali." "Back in school, my sisters and I were known for the sweets but even today, I get regular requests from friends for a bag of these," says Karan, who has taken to storing packets in his car to hand out to unannounced loyalists. If you happen to spot Karan or his dad handing out bags of sweets to street kids at signals, be sure to shout out, "Thanks for the bullseye!" 1. Cooked sugar, water and liquid glucose is poured into cooling plates 2. The lava candy is kneaded and divided into white and black ropes that are pulled and twisted till the candy cools down 3. The coloured and white ropes are twisted, and portioned. 4. A candy forming machine creates roundels 5. The candy is then cooled and packaged How Bullseye is made 1. The process begins with cooking sugar, water and liquid glucose. 2. Once done, the lava-like candy is poured on to cooling plates so colour and flavouring can be added. 3. After the batch is kneaded with industrial rolling pins and an automated machine, the sugar is divided into white and black ropes. 4. These are individually pulled and twisted till the candy cools down. 5. Next, the ropes are alternately placed together and given one final roll. 6. Lastly, the striped rope is portioned into bullseyes by a candy cutting/forming machine, cooled and portioned. A history steeped in mintHard boiled peppermint flavoured sweets with the signature white sugar-stripes have been satiating fans for seven centuries but carry different names, shapes and colours. Candy enthusiasts say the history of France's tetrahedral-shaped treat, Berlingots, dates back to 14th century. Rumoured to take after an Avignon pope's birth name (Clement V), they were created to celebrate the dissolution of the Knights Templar. By the 1850s, cylindrical-shaped humbugs were a mainstay with the English and Irish. Finally, the humble mint made its literary debut with Charles Dickens and later JK Rowling. In India, ever since colonial times, we like the English, call our (humbugs) round, aniseed-shaped cousin, bullseye or bullets.
2016-06-25Thane crime: Sweeper rapes patient at Ulhasnagar hospital - Mid-Day
Ulhasnagar hospital sweeper flees after raping patient By Faisal Tandel |Posted 30 minutes ago 59-year-old sweeper absconds under pretense of sick leave after apparently raping 45-year-old woman; this is the second case of sexual assault to emerge from the Ulhansnagar-based government hospital in the last 3 years. The Ulhasnagar-based, government-run Kamgar Hospital has come under the scanner for another case of sexual assault on patients. While the first such case came to the fore in 2013, where a 55-year-old ward boy was held for molesting a 34-year-old woman, another case has been registered against a 59-year-old sweeper, for raping a 45-year-old woman. Hospital ward boy booked under new anti-rape law The accused told the woman he has good contacts in the Kamgar Hospital. However, before the case was registered, the accused, Jai Singh Bhaskar fled from the hospital on a sick leave. The hospital is run under the Employees State Insurance Scheme and is popularly known as Kamgar Hospital. The 45-year-old complainant is a resident of Ambernath and works with a private garment company. She met Bhaskar when she visited the hospital for some treatment. Bhaskar, who works as a sweeper, used to stay in the hospital's residential quarters. 'Good contacts'In her complaint to the police, the woman said that after she started interacting with the accused, she discussed her daughter's job prospects with him. The accused said he has good contacts in Kamgar and assured her that he would get her daughter a job. On May 19, Bhaskar called the woman at his residence with her daughter's documents. Taking advantage of the woman being alone, he raped her, said a senior officer from the Central Police Station, where the case is registered. AV Saigaonkar, Senior Police Inspector, Central Police Station confirmed that the case been registered on Thursday stating that a woman sub-inspector is carrying out further investigation. ESIS says: Vijay Muglikar, Resident Medical Officer of ESIS hospital said, The woman was scared after the incident. On June 15, she gave us a written complaint against Bhaskar. Taking serious note, we sent the report to the Central Police Station the very next day. A day before the complaint letter, the accused went on sick leave and didn't inform us about the joining date. We also sent him a letter asking him to give an explanation for the complaint. Megha Ayare, medical superintendent of ESIS hospital spoke to the woman and took her statement, which was sent to the police. “The woman used to come for general treatment in the hospital and started interacting with the accused as they he had a good command over the Gujarati language. She thought he may help her, added Muglikar. A case has been registered at Central police station in Ulhasnagar under section 376 (Rape), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
2016-06-24QCrime: AAP MLA Booked, Shiv Sena Leader Staged Fake Attack & More - The Quint
QCrime: AAP MLA Booked, Shiv Sena Leader Staged Fake Attack & More The Quint Today, 2 hours ago AAP MLA and vice chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Dinesh Mohaniya, was booked on Wednesday for allegedly misbehaving with a group of women who approached him with a complaint regarding water crisis in their locality. The Sangam Vihar MLA has been booked on charges of causing hurt, criminal intimidation and using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, police said. The AAP MLA, however, denied the charge and said that he was being targeted on the basis of a purported video aired by some news channels. He said that he was not present at the place at the time of the alleged incident.
2016-06-24Helipad in Ambernath MIDC replaced by 300-home residential complex - Mid-Day
Helipad in Ambernath MIDC replaced by 300-home residential complex By Vinod Kumar Menon |Posted 2 hours Days after this paper exposed how toxic waste accumulated over 10 years is threatening the very existence of the Ambernath MIDC, it has emerged that an operational helipad bang in the middle of the industrial area has been turned into a residential complex of 300 homes. The homes, spread across six towers of seven floors each, are now ready and buyers have started moving in, unmindful of the hazards they face. The land use for the helipad at the Additional MIDC in Ambernath was quietly changed from industrial to residential in 2012, despite opposition from top officials and industrial unit owners. The homes, spread across six towers of seven floors each, are now ready and buyers have started moving in, unmindful of the hazards they face. Only on May 26, 2016, 11 people were killed in an explosion at the nearby Dombivili MIDC. The Patel Bliss complex shares a wall with engineering units that have inflammable acetylene cylinders. While industrial safety norms mandate a 100-metre buffer between residential buildings and factories, the complex called Patel Bliss shares its compound wall with engineering units that house highly inflammable acetylene cylinders. The land use for the helipad at the Additional MIDC in Ambernath was quietly changed from industrial to residential in 2012, despite opposition from top officials and industrial unit owners. The 1,200-acre Ambernath Additional MIDC was formed in 1995 to streamline the functioning of garment and tannery industries from the Dharavi, Mumbai, Thane and Ulhasnagar areas. But with the tanneries refusing to move and very few garment units agreeing, MIDC in 2002 allotted the area to other industries like chemical, engineering, pharmaceuticals and textile. By 2008, it had swelled to 900 units. Charansingh Nikhar, a chemical expert who is a senior safety official of the Mutual Aid Response Group (MARG) formed by the Additional MIDC, said these chemical units house a lot of dangerous and inflammable material. He said till date, there have been 10 to 12 major fires. Two years ago, a reactor blast in a chemical unit manufacturing liquid bromine, bromide, bromo-acetic acid and hydro-bromic acid, etc, brought operations to a standstill and affected hundreds. Two workers were killed in a similar incident in 2008. Some units use the highly explosive ethylene oxide and others have liquefied isobutylene, which can catch fire by merely coming in contact with air, said Nikhar. Then there are poisonous gases like ammonia, chloride and bromine used in pharmaceuticals units. The Dombivili reactor that exploded on May 26 had a capacity of 1,500 litres. Here, we have chemical tanks with capacities over 1 lakh litres. Umesh Tayade, Chairman of the Additional Ambernath Manufactur-ers Association (AAMA), said the nearest hospital is 10 kilometres away and that the fire station has only two fire engines. Atul Mangalkar, Fire Officer, Additional MIDC Fire Station, said, Allowing a residential building within MIDC is a policy decision and since we now have the building inside, we are more concerned about LPG cylinders being used in homes, which can come into contact with toxic fumes and create a challenging situation. Helipad disappears: It is for safety concerns like these that the AAMA objected to the removal the helipad. Further, the pad was of great use for them, with CEOs and high-ranking employees of clients from both India and abroad could take a chopper from Mumbai. Senior defence officials also used the helipad to visit the Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) and the DRDO defence laboratory situated here. In 2012, we were shocked to learn that the 5-acre helipad was closed and land usage was changed in the MIDC's Development Plan from helipad to residential. Now, this tower is ready and people are moving in. On the other hand, our request for additional allotment of industrial plots has not been accepted till date. When the AAMA wrote in protest to the MIDC, it was told the land was lying unused and will be better utilised for homes of senior managers working in the industrial units. We realised it was a well-planned strategy by politicians and bureaucrats from the state-run industry department, said Tayade. AAMA said if the MIDC was so keen in building a residential tower for unit employees, it should have assigned AAMA the job. Allowing a private builder to construct and sell homes to outsiders exposes their designs. MIDC has a similar residential zone (even that is outside the core industrial area) near Ambernath station on the B-Cabin Road, which is lying unused and is encroached upon, said AAMA Vice President Makarand Pawar. The AAMA office bearers even approached the then CEO of MIDC, Dr Kshatrapati Shivaji, who agreed with them and categorically objected to converting the helipad into a residential tower. Shivaji, who is now Chairman Managing Director of the Small Industries Development Bank of India, told mid-day that he would often state his reservations in writing, as he believed ad hoc change of land usage should only happen if it is in the larger interest of the state and not otherwise. I do not exactly remember the particulars, Shivaji told mid-day. But I firmly believed such action should be undertaken only in the best interest of the sate for boosting and accelerating industrial growth. State Industry Minister Subhash Desai's office told mid-day he was traveling and will not be able to comment for this report. His junior, the state minister for industries, Pravin Pote Patil, said he was in Amravati and does not know about the issue. Sanjay Sethi, CEO, MIDC, said he will have to check the records on conversion of land use and hence will not be able to comment. Joint CEO, MIDC, Abhasaheb Jarhad, said, MIDC, being a planning authority, has the power to change land usage. But since this decision was taken few years ago, I will have to go through our records as to why it was decided to change a helipad to residential. Blissfully ignorant: A hoarding outside Patel Bliss, comprising six stilt-plus-seven-floor towers, announces a mouth-watering deal for each of the 300 flats. Book your home for Rs 56,000 and start paying the remaining EMIs after a year. The amenities inside include a gymnasium, swimming pool, clubhouse, and jogging track. Inquires revealed: MGN Properties LLP owns the property. Rohit Pawar, the sales executive handling the residential project, admitted that the project has come up on the helipad. He said only six flats were yet to be sold and offered a discount of R2,850 per square foot, with waiver on stamp duty, registration and Value Added Tax. Asked about the safety concerns, Pawar said, The building is at a safe distance from industrial units and also has its own fire fighting equipment installed. Even MIDC officials have flats in this building and few industrial employees too live here. Even those who live here are blissfully impervious to the dangers. Kiran Shetty, an Ambernath hotelier, has rented three flats for his employees. There is a biscuit manufacturing unit close to the building and we get the whiff of biscuits through the day. Only people who are highly qualified think too much about lot of issues. I find this place peaceful, especially in the evenings. Sukesh Uchil, who bought his flat four months ago, said, I am yet to understand the area better, since most of the time, I am outside the house at my work place in Mumbai. I have seldom come across anything unusual. HR professional Rajiv Diwan had placed several of his colleagues in the building when he was working with one of the pharmaceutical units in the Additional MIDC. I helped six freshers who joined the company get accommodation here six months ago. Yes, there is some risk, and the boys are very well aware that the building is within the industrial area.
2016-06-24mid-day 37th anniversary: The sweet spot - Mid-Day
mid-day 37th anniversary: The sweet spot By Jharna Thakkar |Posted 1 hour The unmistakable aroma of raspberry marked our entry into the rust-red steel gate marked 'Talreja Products'. Once in, nothing apart from the smile-inducing whiff about the two-storied factory in Turbhe provides any clues about the hard boiled sweets that enjoy a nostalgic cult following, and are made here. Remember the round, black-and-white striped bulls eye sweet (see box) we've all grown up soiling our tongues charcoal with? Madan Talreja and Karan say they roam with bullseye packets in their car because they never know when a fan could meet them. Gopilal Talreja is the man to thank for introducing Mumbai to it in the 1950s. And before we could conjure up images of peppermint waterfalls, Gopilal's son Madan, who now helms the business, sets it straight. "The original factory that dad inherited was located in Dadar. It was smaller but we enjoyed the monopoly on mint balls." He is, of course, referring to the fact that everyone from Ulhasnagar to Ambarnath, via Thane now makes 'me too' bullseyes with little care for process, quality and hygiene. "By the 1980s, the market was flooded with substandard imitations made by poached, ex-employees," says the 56-year-old. Today, of the four sweets Gopilal started with, two continue to be in production. One of these is the bullseye. Since then, the half-a-century-old brand has moved base twice; first to Andheri in the 1970s and to its current location in 2007. With the latter, Madan also upgraded old-school cooking methods and went mechanised. Since the 1980s, together with son Karan, they have added six new flavours orange, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, ginger and raw mango to their candy repertoire that retails in Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mussoorie and Dehradun apart from Mumbai. Karan takes us on a tour of the factory floor. It's not long before we are introduced to toffee tables, sugar kneaders, cutting machines and a few cold rooms where toffee and hardboiled candies are sheathed in plastic wrappers. "I have one rule. If I won't eat it, I won't sell it," says Karan, 32, casually dipping gloved fingers into a fresh batch of still-hot creamy milk toffee, tearing off a long twine and handing us a piece. The trick is to have it hot, we learn by looking at Karan devour his toffee string. He lets us in on a childhood secret. Madan then made sugar coated almonds. Karan would lick off the coating and store the almonds in the basin which his mother was once horrified to walk in on. Sorting and sealing is carried out by Karan's latest mechanical acquisition. On a fully functional day, with no shortage of water, electricity and a minimum of 45 workers in attendance, the Talreja factory can spill out four tonnes of toffee and hard boiled sweets. Back in the office, the conversation steers towards Mumbai's third pillar of edible culture. "I'm not sure what inspired dad to make the bullseye but he committed to the extent of trademarking Talreja tin packaging," reminisces Madan when Karan cuts him. "I even found one of our vintage, scantily clad lady-bearing tins on Amazon recently only to learn that my grandmother had sold off the remaining one last Diwali." "Back in school, my sisters and I were known for the sweets but even today, I get regular requests from friends for a bag of these," says Karan, who has taken to storing packets in his car to hand out to unannounced loyalists. If you happen to spot Karan or his dad handing out bags of sweets to street kids at signals, be sure to shout out, "Thanks for the bullseye!" 1. Cooked sugar, water and liquid glucose is poured into cooling plates. 2. The lava candy is kneaded and divided into white and black ropes that are pulled and twisted till the candy cools down. 3. The coloured and white ropes are twisted, and portioned. 4. A candy forming machine creates roundels. 5. The candy is then cooled and packaged. How Bullseye is made 1. The process begins with cooking sugar, water and liquid glucose. 2. Once done, the lava-like candy is poured on to cooling plates so colour and flavouring can be added. 3. After the batch is kneaded with industrial rolling pins and an automated machine, the sugar is divided into white and black ropes. 4. These are individually pulled and twisted till the candy cools down. 5. Next, the ropes are alternately placed together and given one final roll. 6. Lastly, the striped rope is portioned into bullseyes by a candy cutting/forming machine, cooled and portioned. A history steeped in mintHard boiled peppermint flavoured sweets with the signature white sugar-stripes have been satiating fans for seven centuries but carry different names, shapes and colours. Candy enthusiasts say the history of France's tetrahedral-shaped treat, Berlingots, dates back to 14th century. Rumoured to take after an Avignon pope's birth name (Clement V), they were created to celebrate the dissolution of the Knights Templar. By the 1850s, cylindrical-shaped humbugs were a mainstay with the English and Irish. Finally, the humble mint made its literary debut with Charles Dickens and later JK Rowling. In India, ever since colonial times, we like the English, call our (humbugs) round, aniseed-shaped cousin, bullseye or bullets.
2016-06-24Triple murders stun Malvani, Ulhasnagar - Hindustan Times
Triple murders stun Malvani, Ulhasnagar HT Correspondents | Updated: Jun 24, 2016 11:24 IST THANE: Two triple-murders were reported in and around Mumbai on Thursday morning. In Malvani, two children and their grandmother were stabbed to death in their home early on Thursday, while in Ulhasnagar, a couple and their younger son were murdered with axes in their home. In the Malvani case, the police suspect the family knew the killer, while the Ulhasnagar murders are suspected to have been committed by members of the Phase Pardhi gang. No arrests have been made yet in either case. Residents of Saabri Cooperative Housing Society in Malvani discovered the bodies Aryan Shaikh, 13, his sister Sania, 10, and their grandmother Babli Shaw, 47, around 10am on Thursday. The killer had slit Aryan's throat and stabbed Sania and Shaw with a kitchen knife. The police said the large amount of blood in the house and the nature of Shaw's injuries suggested that she had tried to fight the killer to save her grandchildren. The murders at Karavle village in Ulhasnagar are believed to have been committed between 1am and 5am. The victims were identified as Shankar Namdev Bhandary, 62, a farmer, his wife Fusabai Shankar Bhandary, 50, and their son Shani Shankar Bhandary, 22, who graduated from college earlier this year. All three died of axe wounds to the head. The police recovered two axes from their home.
2016-06-24HC asks Maharashtra govt to ban cockfights - Press Trust of India
HC asks Maharashtra govt to ban cockfights Print Comment 16:54 HRS IST Mumbai, June 24 (PTI) The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to ban cockfights in the state and take action against those who organise such cruel practices which are prima facie illegal. A bench of Justices S S Kemkar and M S Karnik asked the state government to strictly implement the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act by putting a stop to cockfights. The bench on Wednesday disposed of a public interest litigation filed by N G Jayasimha, an animal lover, who had moved the high court against a cockfight held last year in a village near Ulhasnagar. The petition had said that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act should be properly implemented and the people be made aware about its provisions so that cruel practices against animals could be stopped.It said that cockfights cause harm to the birds and hence should not be organised. It urged the court to direct the government to stop this practice. The court had earlier stayed the Ulhasnagar cockfight event while accepting an assurance from the organisers that they would not hold the event.Two days ago, the organisers again assured the high court that in future they would not hold a cockfight event. Accepting this statement, the court disposed of the PIL while asking the government to strictly implement the Act. According to the petition, a cockfights involves two roosters being placed in a small fighting ring and then incited to fight. The roosters may be specially bred, trained or given steroids to make them more aggressive. Usually, a razor blade or small iron hook is attached to the feet of such a rooster to increase the damage inflicted on the other fighting bird, it said.The PIL said that it is possible that roosters fight with each other over territory, food or mates.However, such fights would only be to establish a hierarchy among birds and would not last as long, or cause such serious injury, as in organised fights. Therefore, such fights are completely artificial and it cannot be said that the animals are exhibiting their natural behaviour. Since sections 11(1)(m) and (n) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, specifically prohibit both the incitement of animals for entertainment fights, the holding of such events, and the using of a place for such fights, cockfights ought to be considered acts of cruelty and prohibited per se, the PIL said.
2016-06-24Shocking: Thane farmer, wife and son axed to death - Mid-Day
Shocking: Thane farmer, wife and son axed to death By Faisal Tandel |Posted 24-Jun-2016 Was it a robbery or just murders? The Ulhasnagar police don't know. Three members of a local family were brutally hacked to death with axes at their home early yesterday by an unknown person. The Hill Line police station and Ulhasnagar Crime Branch earlier suspected the case was a robbery. But none of the valuables were stolen. Shankar Bhandari and his son Sunny. The deceased are Shankar Bhandari (60), his wife Fasubai (48) and son Sunny (22). They were residents of Karavale village. Shankar has four sons; two are married and live in the same village. The third son Anil and his wife would live with them, but at the time of the murder, they were at his in-law's house. As it was heavily raining, he stayed at his father-in-law's place. They decided to return in the morning, said a police officer. On the other hand, Sunny would spend most of his time studying at his uncle's house but had just returned home the night before the murder. Shankar owns 10 buffaloes and earned a livelihood by selling their milk. At 4 am yesterday, one of their workers went inside the house after completing his work. Sunny would usually join the worker but when he didn't turn up, the worker went inside, only to see the family in a pool of blood. The accused had entered from the back window and assaulted the couple and Sunny, who was in the bedroom, said a police officer from Ulhasnagar Crime Branch. A case has been registered at Hill Line police station. The cops saw everything was messy and the cupboard was open, and suspected it to be a robbery. But nothing was found missing. Sunil Bharadwaj, DCP, Ulhasnagar, said, We found three axes from the spot, with which the deceased were brutally attacked on their head and neck. We suspect it was a robbery, but there is no clue yet. The cops also also visited the Grampanchayat and Tehsildar's office to check for any property or family dispute.
2016-06-24mid-day 37th anniversary: The capital we did not build - Mid-Day
mid-day 37th anniversary: Navi Mumbai - the capital we did not build By Benita Fernando |Posted 24-Jun-2016 Just a few years before this newspaper was born, the idea for a new state capital was killed. Civil engineer Shirish Patel, who co-conceived the city of Navi Mumbai with Charles Correa and Pravina Mehta, looks back at an ambitious plan that died a quiet death What kind of city do we want? In those years, actually, the question was: What kind of India do we want? says Shirish Patel. CBD Belapur, where the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation's office stands, was envisioned as a hub for offices. There is a well-worn tale, and its varying versions, among architects, civil engineers, urbanists and government bodies, of how Navi Mumbai was born. It was the mid-1960s. The Maharashtra government was nudged to look eastwards from Bombay, to the districts of Thane and Raigad. Industries had started coming up in the Thane-Belapur belt; work on the first bridge, now called the Old Vashi Bridge, to connect the island city to the eastern mainland, had begun. Bombay had started to sag under the weight of its own glory its population count going up and quality of life dipping. Shirish Patel at his Carmichael Road home in South Mumbai. A holy trinity chief architect Charles Correa, architect Pravina Mehta and civil engineer Patel wrote a piece titled Bombay: Planning and Dreaming in the June 1965 volume of Marg magazine. It was a response to BMC's Development Plan 1964. The trio spoke of a twin city, not one that lived for the sake of the megapolis, but an independent parallel entity. The distribution of nodes in the original plan for Navi Mumbai, as conceived by Charles Correa, Pravina Mehta and Shirish Patel That's how it started, says Patel. We suggested that the government acquire area to the east of Mumbai, on the mainland, and plan a new city. We also strongly recommended for the headquarters of the state government to move from Nariman Point to Navi Mumbai. The layout for the transport system in each node included a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which Patel says never got executed. Each BRT was meant to be a lane exclusively for buses from the railway station to residential areas. City from scratch: Rueing the manner in which Ulhasnagar has grown into an unplanned mess, he continues, Navi Mumbai was a blank slate. We had all kinds of ideas. When we first saw it, it had a varied landscape. There were hills; there was the Panvel Creek, which we thought could be made into a lake by damming it; low-lying areas along the creek were obviously hard to develop. CIDCO, in CBD Belapur, where Patel held office as director of planning and works until 1975 Patel, now 84, is recuperating at his Peddar Road home from a recent illness. Correa and Mehta are no more. Patel has preserved the charm that agile visionaries tend to cultivate early. He evokes pictures in your mind, filling it with little details, teasing your imagination to pay attention. In that way, Patel, the civil engineer who gave India its first flyover, at Kemps Corner, is a blueprint artist. With similar thought values, the three visionaries had set down two important features for Navi Mumbai. First, that sufficient land would be provided to all income categories, that affordable housing would be key. This city was for everyone. Second, Navi Mumbai would be self-financed from the sale of its land, and would provide for its own physical and social infrastructure. When Patel dreams of Navi Mumbai, however, you are quickly recalled to reality. If you are a resident of Panvel, Kharghar or any part of Navi Mumbai, it is with mixed feelings that you go about your day. The wide roads, the orderly sectors, localities flanked by green hills are only offset by the difficulty of taking the stuffy Harbour Line. There was a plan that only partially succeeded. An 'Old Mumbai'? We did it with the nation's capital, then why not with the state's? Half a century later, it is a question that still puzzles Patel. We have successfully shifted capitals in the past, from Delhi to New Delhi for instance. Can you believe what it would have been like if the capital was in Old Delhi? Chaos, he says. The idea with shifting the capital to Navi Mumbai, along with affording bungalows for ministers, was to jump-start jobs in the area, so the new city could be more than a dormitory town. That way both the old city and the new could prosper, says Patel. Five years down the line, in 1975, Patel, who helmed planning at CIDCO as director, along with the other two, hit the eject button. The seat of power squatted in the old city, refusing to move. The government was selling plots in Nariman Point simultaneously. How do you expect Navi Mumbai to grow if this was happening? What is the point of adding jobs to the tip of a city that you had to travel to every day? says Patel. He then adds, I am not in this line of work to prettify cities. I have to take overall strategies for planning into account. But Patel hazards a guess why the state government held fort in South Mumbai. There was a real fear that with moving capitals, Mumbai would become a union territory. As long as the capital was in Mumbai, no one would dare take it. Since the plan to shift centres of power never came through, Navi Mumbai has lost out of its share of iconicity too. Where was the prestige it badly needed, after all, which was to be derived with the tag as state capital? Today, its landmarks are private malls and structures built by private bodies, but public heritage is absent, save for the municipal corporation building. But Patel, laughs lightly and admits that being in their early 30s (Mehta was a little older) had something to do with abandoning ship as well. We were like bachchas, and the government didn't take us seriously. In hindsight, I feel that if I had had a little more of the persistence of the kind that Madame Curie had, and if I had stuck on, it would have been frustrating, but a few of our ideas would have been implemented. In 1995, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) had organised a seminar, 25 years after Navi Mumbai started taking shape. Patel was interviewed in a paper and asked to rate Navi Mumbai, out of 10. Three, was his reply. But [MV] Gore, from TISS, in a faint academic voice, said, that I was being unfair in giving it three. He said he would give it 4/10, laughs Patel. Somewhere in the course of our conversation, Patel says that he has heard many tell him that they love living in Navi Mumbai. Whatever little success it has had is because it was planned. The could-have-been city: Mumbai had two main transit axes one via road and another via rail to Navi Mumbai. Correa, Patel and Mehta planned nodes built along these transport corridors, insisting that the FSI should be varied. Since CIDCO held the land, plots could be sold according to varying FSI. Higher intensity development was to be centred around stations, and lesser intensity further away; bungalows were to come up at the perimeter of these nodes, and lastly, open areas, which touched the open areas of neighbouring nodes. CIDCO later commissioned a number of architects to plan each node; Vashi was the first to develop. It was more efficient to have variable FSI, with land variably priced, according to FSI and income group, so there was an element of cross-subsidy between rich and poor groups," says Patel. However, the CIDCO, for some inexplicable reason, decided to have a uniform FSI throughout, and instead of catering to all income groups, maximised profits like a private developer. All for one city "Making a city is not an architectural enterprise but a multidisciplinary approach," says Patel. With that intention, an eight-member planning team was formed, which included, Dr Kirit Parikh for operations research, economist Dr Pheroze B Medhora, social scientist MV Gore and writer Vijay Tendulkar, to represent the common man.
2016-06-24Ulhasnagar triple murder case: Thane Police suspect insider involvement, probe robbery angle too - The Indian Express
Ulhasnagar triple murder case: Thane Police suspect insider involvement, probe robbery angle too By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Jun 25, 2016, 1:37 THE THANE police probing the triple murder at Ulhasnagar suspect the murderers knew the deceased well, officers said. A couple and their son were found axed to death at Karavle village in Ulhasnagar on Thursday. The police have found that the three axes used to murder the family members were picked up from the storeroom of the family residence. They have also found cash and jewellery worth Rs 92,000 missing from the house. They are now probing if personal rivalry or property dispute was behind the murders, but not ruling out robbery. The deceased, Shankar Bhandari (60), his wife Fusabai (50), and son Sunny (22), had been living here for over a decade. Maharashtra: Couple, son hacked to death in Ulhasnagar Ahmednagar Dalit killings: Cops arrest family member who filed complaint, parents claim foul play Kalyan triple murder case probe transferred to Thane crime branch Retired CRPF man,wife found murdered in Ulhasnagar flat Kanpur triple murder: son confesses,held National park murder: victim's friend held Shankar Bhandari was a farmer. He had a milk farm and ten buffaloes with which he supported his family. When a villager came to milk one of the cows around 4 am on Thursday, he found the couple lying in a pool of blood outside their house, where they had been sleeping on cots. He then went inside and saw Sunny's body in the bedroom. DCP (Zone 4) Sunil Bharadwaj said, We are also probing whether robbery was the motive behind the murder, the officer said. However, a senior crime branch officer said given the fact that the axes belonged to the family, they were suspecting insider involvement in the case. Robbers would have been armed and they normally threaten people. Here it appears that the plan was to kill, the officer said. The police have approached the gram panchayat to check the couple's land and property records to see who stood to gain from the murders. The police has so far recorded the statements of Anil, Shankar Bhandari's son who was staying with them but was away on Wednesday night. He has reportedly told the police that he and his wife had gone to his in-laws place, some distance away from their residence, and decided to stay the night as it started raining heavily. The police have also recorded the statements of Bhandari's two other sons who had been staying separately after getting married. So far, their statements have not been of much help, said an officer.
2016-06-24HC asks Maharashtra govt to ban cockfights - Press Trust of India
HC asks Maharashtra govt to ban cockfights Print 16:54 HRS IST Mumbai, June 24 (PTI) The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to ban cockfights in the state and take action against those who organise such cruel practices which are prima facie illegal. A bench of Justices S S Kemkar and M S Karnik asked the state government to strictly implement the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act by putting a stop to cockfights. The bench on Wednesday disposed of a public interest litigation filed by N G Jayasimha, an animal lover, who had moved the high court against a cockfight held last year in a village near Ulhasnagar. The petition had said that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act should be properly implemented and the people be made aware about its provisions so that cruel practices against animals could be stopped. It said that cockfights cause harm to the birds and hence should not be organised. It urged the court to direct the government to stop this practice. The court had earlier stayed the Ulhasnagar cockfight event while accepting an assurance from the organisers that they would not hold the event. Two days ago, the organisers again assured the high court that in future they would not hold a cockfight event. Accepting this statement, the court disposed of the PIL while asking the government to strictly implement the Act. According to the petition, a cockfights involves two roosters being placed in a small fighting ring and then incited to fight. The roosters may be specially bred, trained or given steroids to make them more aggressive. Usually, a razor blade or small iron hook is attached to the feet of such a rooster to increase the damage inflicted on the other fighting bird, it said. The PIL said that it is possible that roosters fight with each other over territory, food or mates.However, such fights would only be to establish a hierarchy among birds and would not last as long, or cause such serious injury, as in organised fights. Therefore, such fights are completely artificial and it cannot be said that the animals are exhibiting their natural behaviour. Since sections 11(1)(m) and (n) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, specifically prohibit both the incitement of animals for entertainment fights, the holding of such events, and the using of a place for such fights, cockfights ought to be considered acts of cruelty and prohibited per se, the PIL said.
2016-06-24HC asks Maha govt to ban cockfights - Mumbai Mirror
HC asks Maha govt to ban cockfights PTI | Jun 25, 2016, 12.58 AM IST The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to ban cockfights in the state under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. A cockfight involves two roosters being placed in a fighting ring and then incited to fight. The roosters may be specially bred, trained or given steroids to make them more aggressive. A razor blade or a small iron hook is usually attached to the feet of the rooster to increase the damage inflicted on the other fighting bird. A public interest litigation, which was filed last year by N G Jayasimha, moved the high court against a cockfight held last year in a village near Ulhasnagar. The court had stayed the Ulhasnagar cockfight while accepting an assurance from the organisers that they would not hold the event. The PIL said cockfights were completely artificial and that the animals were exhibiting their natural behaviour. Since the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act specifically prohibits the incitement of animals for entertainment, the holding of such events according to the PIL, should be considered illegal.
2016-06-23Mumbai: Two triple murder cases reported in one day - India.com
Mumbai: Two triple murder cases reported in one day By India.com News Desk on June 23, 2016 at 7:17 PM Mumbai, June 23: In Mumbai two cases of triple murder has been reported on Wednesday night. The first triple murder case was reported in Malwani in which a 47-year-old woman and two other children were found murdered in their house. While in Ulhasnagar, outskirts of Mumbai, three members of one family were found murdered. In Malwani, suburbs of Mumbai a grandmother and her two children were found dead. Police officials probing the incident said that the victims were killed by using knife at gate number six new collector colony. The three deceased identified as babli Shaw, 47, Aryan Shaikh and Sania Shaikh both minors. Mumbai police spokesperson and Deputy Police Commissioner Ashok Dudhe confirmed the incident. The police said that after mother of kids died they were living with their grandmother. Their father got re-married and is living in a nearby house. The cops are questioning father. The bodies of trio deceased have been sent to the hospital for a post-mortem and the crime branch is investigating the case.
2016-06-23'When are you taking talaq, Mr Raut?' Ahead of civic polls, Sena and BJP are at it again - Firstpost
'When are you taking talaq, Mr Raut?' Ahead of civic polls, Sena and BJP are at it again Sanjay Sawant Jun 23, 2016 16:29 IST Mumbai: Monsoon showers have finally brought the mercury levels marginally down in Mumbai but the political temperature is definitely heading for a rise. The two reluctant allies BJP and Shiv Senahave embarked on a jibing spree ahead of the civic polls once again. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. News18On Wednesday, BJP surprised its junior alliance partner in its own game when it published a scathing criticism on Shiv Sena in the 15 June issue of its fortnightly Manogat. BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari's article published on Wednesday in the Maharashtra party unit's fortnightly Manogat, titled When are you taking talaq, Mr Raut?, dared Sena to walk out of the alliance while enumerating the sacrifices BJP made in past couple of decades-and-a-half to keep the tie up intact. Usually, it is the Shiv Sena that hits out at the BJP through its mouthpiece Saamana. What caught the Shiv Sena even more unaware was the sheer ferocity of the BJP attack. Bhandari didn't even spare Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray and compared him with Sholay's Asrani. Asrani had played the role of an eccentric jailer in the movie, supposedly,motivated by those in the profession during the British period. The article also attacked Sena MP Sanjay Raut who recently said the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra were worse than the Nizam. "They eat biryani given by the same Nizamon one handand then criticise us on the other hand. They have got ministries at the Centre and state, enjoy perks of power only because of the favour of the same Nizam and then curse BJP. This is called 'ungratefulness', the article said. If they feel so oppressed by Nizam, why don't they just walk out, the article said, adding, But, they don't show that courage. "Going further, Bhandari said, "They sit with us, eat with us and then attack us as well, it's better to take talaaq from Nizam's father. So, Mr Raut when are you taking talaaq? "Sanjay Raut and Shiv Sena president are not able to digest the fact that their strength is declining and that is why they are frustrated. They should accept the changing political situation and stop blaming us," Bhandari opined. "We outnumbered the Shiv Sena in Aurangabad and Kalyan-Dombivali polls. Voters are considering BJP as a strong option and that is what is hurting the Sena most," the article said. Raut, who is also the editor of Saamna, had criticised the government, saying it was as if being under the Nizam's rule, 10 days back during a public rally in Aurangabad while addressing Shiv Sainiks. Criticising Raut for his selective vision, the article said that while he feels the present government has done a lot of injustice, they don't see the amount of work done through Jal Yukta Shivar in Marathwada. Highlighting BJP's better strike rate in elections, the article further said, "In 1995, BJP contested 117 seats and won 65. In 2009, despite contesting lesser seats, the BJP won two seats more than the Shiv Sena. "Bhandari even reminded Raut of BJP's sacrifices made for the late Bal Thackeray, who had requested that the assembly seats of Shivaji Nagar in Pune and Guhagar in Ratnagiri, and Lok Sabha seats of Ratnagiri, Thane and Nashik be left for the Sena. Defending his article, Bhandari told Firstpost, "Earlier, we chose to ignore such things but they (Shiv Sena) have crossed the limits of decency. This was discussed in our recent state convention as well. But now we want to tell them straight, if they don't find it worth, they should find their own path. "By February 2017, 10 municipal corporations including Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Pune, Pimpari-Chinchwad, Solapur and Akola are going to polls. The strategic alliance that both the parties had forged is increasingly getting strained and none of them are keen on continuing it. The war of words between the two parties is only likely to get intensified till the polls are over and both Saamana and Manogat will be key platforms.
2016-06-23Three of family axed to death - Press Trust of India
Three of family axed to death Print 16:23 HRS IST Thane, Jun 23 (PTI) Three members of a family from Karavale village were allegedly axed to death by unidentified persons here, police said today. The incident took place last night in the Malangad Hills area where the family lived in an isolated home, DCP Zone-IV (Ulhasnagar) Sunil Bharadwaj said.Police suspect it to be a case of dacoity and murder.The trio, identified as Shankar Namdeo Bhandari (60), Fasubai Shankar Bhandari (52) and Sunny Bhandari (22) were axed to death, the official said. Two members, another son and daughter in law were saved as they were not at home. The family was into dairy business. Police have launched a manhunt for the killers. The Hill line police under the Ulhasnagar division have registered an offence under section 392 of the IPC, he added. The incident came to light this morning when those in the vicinity did not not see any member of the family around and went to enquire about them and found them dead.
2016-06-23Five injured in road accident in Kalyan - Times of India
Five injured in road accident in Kalyan Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jun 23, 2016, 12.00 PM IST KALYAN: Five injured out of which two are still in critical condition, after a truck lost control and hit and damaged four vehicles last night outside Vithalwadi railway station. The injured were admitted to different hospitals.The incident took place on Wednesday at 11:45 pm when a speeding truck from Ulhasnagar coming towards Kalyan east lost control and hit four different vehicles including an auto rickshaw injuring five passenger who were travelling in the auto. After the incident the driver of the truck fled from the scene in order to avoid being caught. After the incident, Kolsewadi police who rushed on the spot admitted victim to different hospitals in Kalyan. The police have registered a case of negligence and rash driving against unidentified driver and have began hunt for him.
2016-06-23Maharashtra: Couple, son hacked to death in Ulhasnagar - The Indian Express
Maharashtra: Couple, son hacked to death in Ulhasnagar By: Express News Service Mumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 3:39 Three PERSONS of a family were murdered in their house in Ulhasnagar on Thursday. Police said the three a couple and their son seem to have been attacked while they were asleep with axes that have been recovered from their house at Karavle village. No arrests have been made so far. According to the Thane police, the incident took place around 4.30 am on Thursday when Shankar Bhandary (60), Fusabai (48) and their youngest son Sunny (22) were sleeping at home. While the couple was sleeping outside the house on cots, Sunny was sleeping in the bedroom, an officer said. The police suspect the couple was killed first, after which the accused went to the bedroom through the main door of the house that was ajar.
2016-06-232 triple murders in Mumbai - Hindustan Times
2 triple murders in Mumbai HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/Thane Updated: Jun 23, 2016 14:52 IST Two triple murders were reported in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region on Wednesday night. In Malwani, a 47-year-old woman and two children were found murdered in the same house, while in Ulhasnagar, three from a family were found murdered. In Malwani, a grandmother and her two grandchildren were found killed. The three were killed using knife at Gate number six, New Collector colony. While the grandmother Babli Shaw, 47, was stabbed, the throats of the kids Aryan Shaikh, 13, and Sania Shaikh, 8, were slit by the accused. Spokesperson for Mumbai police Ashok Dudhe confirmed the incident. The police said the children lived with their grandmother after their mother died a few years ago. Their father has remarried and stays nearby, the police said. They are questioning the father and are also exploring the property angle. According to the police, the incident took place at night and the door of the house did not open until 10 am, after which the neighbours called up the police control room. The bodies were sent to the hospital for a post-mortem and the local police station, along with the Mumbai crime branch, have formed teams to try and solve the murders. The police have activated their network of local informers to get leads. In Thane, the police said the three victims were killed with an axe on the head and neck. According to the police, Shankar Bhandary, 62, his wife Fusabai, 50, and their son Shani, 22, were found dead at their residence in Ulhasnagar. While the parents were sleeping outside the house, Shani was sleeping inside and the door was kept open, the police said. The police have filed a case of murder at Hill Lane police station in Thane. Shankar was a farmer and also owned a milk centre. Shani had completed his graduation just this year and was to go for higher studies, the police said. Some food grains and other articles were missing from the residence, the police said. They are probing if robbery was the motive.
2016-06-23'When are you taking talaq, Mr Raut?' Ahead of civic polls, Sena and BJP are at it again - Firstpost
'When are you taking talaq, Mr Raut?' Ahead of civic polls, Sena and BJP are at it again Sanjay Sawant Jun 23, 2016 16:29 IST Mumbai: Monsoon showers have finally brought the mercury levels marginally down in Mumbai but the political temperature is definitely heading for a rise. The two reluctant allies BJP and Shiv Senahave embarked on a jibing spree ahead of the civic polls once again. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. News18On Wednesday, BJP surprised its junior alliance partner in its own game when it published a scathing criticism on Shiv Sena in the 15 June issue of its fortnightly Manogat. BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari's article published on Wednesday in the Maharashtra party unit's fortnightly Manogat, titled When are you taking talaq, Mr Raut?, dared Sena to walk out of the alliance while enumerating the sacrifices BJP made in past couple of decades-and-a-half to keep the tie up intact. Usually, it is the Shiv Sena that hits out at the BJP through its mouthpiece Saamana. What caught the Shiv Sena even more unaware was the sheer ferocity of the BJP attack. Bhandari didn't even spare Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray and compared him with Sholay's Asrani. Asrani had played the role of an eccentric jailer in the movie, supposedly,motivated by those in the profession during the British period. The article also attacked Sena MP Sanjay Raut who recently said the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra were worse than the Nizam. "They eat biryani given by the same Nizamon one handand then criticise us on the other hand. They have got ministries at the Centre and state, enjoy perks of power only because of the favour of the same Nizam and then curse BJP. This is called 'ungratefulness', the article said. If they feel so oppressed by Nizam, why don't they just walk out, the article said, adding, But, they don't show that courage. "Going further, Bhandari said, "They sit with us, eat with us and then attack us as well, it's better to take talaaq from Nizam's father. So, Mr Raut when are you taking talaaq? "Sanjay Raut and Shiv Sena president are not able to digest the fact that their strength is declining and that is why they are frustrated. They should accept the changing political situation and stop blaming us," Bhandari opined. "We outnumbered the Shiv Sena in Aurangabad and Kalyan-Dombivali polls. Voters are considering BJP as a strong option and that is what is hurting the Sena most," the article said. Raut, who is also the editor of Saamna, had criticised the government, saying it was as if being under the Nizam's rule, 10 days back during a public rally in Aurangabad while addressing Shiv Sainiks. Criticising Raut for his selective vision, the article said that while he feels the present government has done a lot of injustice, they don't see the amount of work done through Jal Yukta Shivar in Marathwada. Highlighting BJP's better strike rate in elections, the article further said, "In 1995, BJP contested 117 seats and won 65. In 2009, despite contesting lesser seats, the BJP won two seats more than the Shiv Sena. "Bhandari even reminded Raut of BJP's sacrifices made for the late Bal Thackeray, who had requested that the assembly seats of Shivaji Nagar in Pune and Guhagar in Ratnagiri, and Lok Sabha seats of Ratnagiri, Thane and Nashik be left for the Sena. Defending his article, Bhandari told Firstpost, "Earlier, we chose to ignore such things but they (Shiv Sena) have crossed the limits of decency. This was discussed in our recent state convention as well. But now we want to tell them straight, if they don't find it worth, they should find their own path. "By February 2017, 10 municipal corporations including Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Pune, Pimpari-Chinchwad, Solapur and Akola are going to polls. The strategic alliance that both the parties had forged is increasingly getting strained and none of them are keen on continuing it. The war of words between the two parties is only likely to get intensified till the polls are over and both Saamana and Manogat will be key platforms.
2016-06-23Three of a family, including two children, stabbed to death - Mumbai Mirror
Three of a family, including two children, stabbed to death PTI | Jun 23, 2016, 02.16 PM IST Three members of a family from Karavale village were allegedly axed to death by unidentified persons here, police said today. The incident took place last night in the Malangad Hills area where the family lived in an isolated home, DCP Zone-IV (Ulhasnagar) Sunil Bharadwaj said. Police suspect it to be a case of dacoity and murder. The trio, identified as Shankar Namdeo Bhandari (60), Fasubai Shankar Bhandari (52) and Sunny Bhandari (22) were axed to death, the official said. Two members, another son and daughter in law were saved as they were not at home. The family was into dairy business. Police have launched a manhunt for the killers. The Hill line police under the Ulhasnagar division have registered an offence under section 392 of the IPC, he added. The incident came to light this morning when those in the vicinity did not not see any member of the family around and went to enquire about them and found them dead.
2016-06-23Three of family axed to death in Thane - Times of India
Three of family axed to death in Thane COR DK.PTI | Jun 23, 2016, 04.50 PM IST THANE: Three members of a family from Karavale village were allegedly axed to death by unidentified persons here, police said today. The incident took place last night in the Malangad Hills area where the family lived in an isolated home, DCP Zone-IV (Ulhasnagar) Sunil Bharadwaj said. Police suspect it to be a case of robbery and murder. The trio, identified as Shankar Namdeo Bhandari (60), Fasubai Shankar Bhandari (52) and Sunny Bhandari (22) were axed to death, the official said. Two members another son and daughter in law - were saved as they were not at home. The family was into dairy business. Police have launched a manhunt for the killers. The Hill line police under the Ulhasnagar division have registered an offence under section 392 of the IPC, he added. The incident came to light this morning when those in the vicinity did not not see any member of the family around and went to enquire about them and found them dead.
2016-06-22Youth gets compensation of 50 lakh for losing leg in road accident - Hindustan Times
Youth gets compensation of 50 lakh for losing leg in road accident PTI Thane Updated: Jun 22, 2016 14:11 IST A youth, who lost his leg in a road accident in 2009, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 50 lakhs by the Thane motor accident claims tribunal (MACT). District judge and MACT additional member P R Kadam directed the driver of the offending truck, its owner, and The New India Assurance Company to jointly and severally pay the compensation to the claimant Santosh Prabhakar Singeri. The claimant's advocate, Baldev B Rajput, told the MACT that Santosh, aged 13 at the time of the accident and a resident of Ulhasnagar township in the district, was riding pillion on a motorbike being driven by his father towards Reliance Mall in Thane's Gandhi Nagar on November 7, 2009. A speeding truck knocked down their motorbike. Singeri, who was then studying in Class VIII, fell from the two-wheeler and the truck ran over his legs. Following the injuries, his left leg was amputated. The applicant told MACT that due to the accident he lost his confidence, could not concentrate on studies due to inconvenience and discomfort caused because of his amputated leg, his future career got spoilt and education progress got stagnated. He claimed Rs 29,31,800 on various counts. The truck driver, Malaji Damodar Rokade, and vehicle owner Amit Container Movers did not appear before MACT and hence the matter was decided ex-parte against them. The insurance firm, however, contested the claim. In his order, the judge noted that, Considering the oral evidence of the applicant and spot panchnama on record, I am of the view that the applicant sufficiently proved that the accident took place due to negligent driving of the truck driver. The applicant was pillion rider on motorcycle, therefore question of contributory negligence does not arise. Due to the truck driver's negligence, the applicant suffered grievous injuries and permanent disability. Thus, the applicant is entitled for compensation, the tribunal ruled. As regards the applicant's performance in school after the mishap, the applicant submitted that prior to the accident he was scoring around 65 to 77 per cent marks, and after the accident in XII standard he scored just 45 per cent marks. Considering the applicant's disability and evidence on record, the MACT recently granted Rs 50,18,979 compensation to the boy, including costs towards hospitalisation and medical expenses, artificial limb, purchase of scooter of special provisions, physical pain and sufferings, damages for loss of amenities in life including loss of marriage, future earning, and future expenses on replacement of artificial limb. In another judgement, the tribunal awarded Rs 9,69,334 compensation to Santosh's father S A Singeri, who was also injured in the same accident and had lodged the claim.
2016-06-22Encroached property is liable to tax: IT tribunal - Moneycontrol.com
Encroached property is liable to tax: IT tribunal A Mumbai bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), has recently held that property illegally encroached by an assessee, cannot be considered as a capital asset under section 2 (14) of Income Tax Act and consequently, gains arising from transfer of such property cannot be assessed as capital gains, but as income from other sources. In the case, the assessee, Bhagwan T Fatnani, was not having any legal right over the contested property in Ulhasnagar near the city, and the land was illegally encroached upon by the assessee for the assessment year 2008-09. The income tax department was represented by its commissioner, Vijay Kumar Bora in the case, while the tribunal comprised judicial member Joginder Singh and accountant member D Karunakara Rao. The tribunal held that since the assessee was not having any legal right or title over the property, there was no question of owning any capital asset and accordingly, there was no question of any sale or transfer of capital asset to claim the capital gains. The assessee was neither the legal owner of the property, nor was having any document showing any right or the title over the illegally encroached land, which was meant for a primary school in the city. The assessee took the plea that the word used is property of any kind. The bench negated the proposition of the assesse and held that the intention of the legislation is any property which is legally acquired, otherwise, anybody could become the owner of the Gateway of India in Mumbai or the Red Fort in New Delhi by showing these properties in their balance sheet and will claim capital gains. The tribunal lambasted Fatnani over the sale of the illegally acquired school land and compared whether the Red Fort and the Gateway of India could be sold on paper.
2016-06-22Youth gets Rs 50 lakh for loss of leg in road accident - Press Trust of India
Youth gets Rs 50 lakh for loss of leg in road accident Print 13:10 HRS IST Thane, Jun 22 (PTI) A youth, who lost his leg in a road accident in 2009, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 50 lakhs by Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal.District Judge and MACT additional member P R Kadam directed the driver of the offending truck, its owner, and The New India Assurance Company to jointly and severally pay the compensation to the claimant - Santosh Prabhakar Singeri.The claimant's advocate, Baldev B Rajput, told the MACT that Santosh, aged 13 at the time of the accident and a resident of Ulhasnagar township in the district, was riding pillion on a motorbike being driven by his father towards Reliance Mall in Thane's Gandhi Nagar on November 7, 2009. A speeding truck knocked down their motorbike. Singeri, who was then studying in Class VIII, fell from the two-wheeler and the truck ran over his legs. Following the injuries, his left leg was amputated.The applicant told MACT that due to the accident he lost his confidence, could not concentrate on studies due to inconvenience and discomfort caused because of his amputated leg, his future career got spoilt and education progress got stagnated. He claimed Rs 29,31,800 on various counts.The truck driver, Malaji Damodar Rokade, and vehicle owner Amit Container Movers did not appear before MACT and hence the matter was decided ex-parte against them. The insurance firm, however, contested the claim.In his order, the judge noted that, "Considering the oral evidence of the applicant and spot panchnama on record, I am of the view that the applicant sufficiently proved that the accident took place due to negligent driving of the truck driver. The applicant was pillion rider on motorcycle, therefore question of contributory negligence does not arise." Due to the truck driver's negligence, the applicant suffered grievous injuries and permanent disability. Thus, the applicant is entitled for compensation, the tribunal ruled.As regards the applicant's performance in school after the mishap, the applicant submitted that prior to the accident he was scoring around 65 to 77 per cent marks, and after the accident in XII standard he scored just 45 per cent marks. Considering the applicant's disability and evidence on record, the MACT recently granted Rs 50,18,979 compensation to the boy, including costs towards hospitalisation and medical expenses, artificial limb, purchase of scooter of special provisions, physical pain and sufferings, damages for loss of amenities in life including loss of marriage, future earning, and future expenses on replacement of artificial limb.In another judgement, the tribunal awarded Rs 9,69,334 compensation to Santosh's father S A Singeri, who was also injured in the same accident and had lodged the claim.
2016-06-22Docs hit the mark in rare bullet injury - Pune Mirror
Docs hit the mark in rare bullet injury By Nozia Sayyed | Jun 23, 2016, 02.30 AM IST The bullet had ricocheted four times within the 60-year-old patient's body; doctors performed a minimal invasive spine surgery to make the man walk In an interesting case that would sound like it was straight out of a movie, a bullet had ricocheted within a human body as many as four times. Such an incident that stumped experts had never been reported in the city before, but a successful complex operation on June 10 enabled the patient, who was paralysed waist down after this episode, to start walking again. Neurosurgeons and spine specialists from the city termed this case to be one of a kind. The general approach for such a case would be an open surgery. But, in this case, a minimal invasive spine surgery was performed where the bullet was endoscopically removed through a small opening. The operation occurred at Poona Hospital and Research Centre and was performed by senior neurosurgeon Dr Sushil Patkar. He told Mirror, "It was an interesting and challenging case. We have dealt with bullet injuries in the past, but this was unique. The patient was bleeding profusely when he was brought in. Our investigations and X-rays revealed that the bullet was lodged in his spine and had ricocheted at least four times." The 60-year-old patient from Bavdhan was injured during a dispute over land on June 2. Requesting anonymity, the patient's son, said, "It was a fight over property when my father got injured but, we didn't think that it would escalate to such a violent level. Fortunately, my father is alive and is able to walk again." Explaining the nature of the injury and the procedure, he further added, "He was shot in his right arm after which the bullet hit his ribs, pelvis and then got stuck in his spine, leading to his immobility. After treating his wound for three days, we operated on him and removed the bullet through the minimal invasive technique. This surgery mainly helps in avoiding a big incision, causing lesser damage. We started this procedure a couple of months ago. However, the patient gained his strength in his lower body and is able to walk now." When Dr Rajas Deshpande, head of neurology at Ruby Hall Clinic was asked about this case, he said, "In a bullet hit, the trajectory is always a straight line and the distance is counted when a patient is brought but this case is very different. These many numbers of points getting hit by a bullet has never been heard of. Choosing a minimal invasive technique was a smart move." Another noted spine surgeon from Oyster and Pearl Hospital, Dr Rajesh Parasnis, said, "I have seen at least 30 bullet injury cases in my entire practice, but only a handful were from Pune and Ulhasnagar. In these cases, too, I haven't seen such a weird trajectory of the bullet and the ricocheting was hardly in three places but in this one it is in four different places arm, rib, pelvis and spine. Most of the time, the nerves are shredded in such an episode and it causes a lot of damage. An open surgery for removing the bullet is also an extremely complicated process and can lead to severe complications or death."
2016-06-21Major dams low on rain, high on deficit | Navi-mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Major dams low on rain, high on deficit TOI Navi-mumbai Tue,21 Jun 2016 Navi Mumbai: Three major dams supplying drinking water to the city Barvi, Morbe and Hetawane have had a similar rain-deficit story so far in June. The first monsoon month was yet to make any splash with the authorities pinning hopes on the weather gods smiling on them in the remaining 10 days. Of the three, Barvi dam, which supplies water to a wide sprawl in MMR, is the worst hit. However, proper water management has ensured that the stock at Barvi dam is a few percentage points more this year, compared to last year as on date (June 20). Even then the total stock is less than 10%. Morbe dam is way behind the percentage points this year, compared to last year on the same date, while Hetawane dam is marginally lower. Barvi dam serves a huge area of four civic bodies Ulhasnagar, Mira-Bhayander, Kalyan-Dombivli, partly Thane besides MIDC areas in the MMR including the city industrial belt and also a small quantum to NMMC. What has enabled managing stock efficiently at Barvi dam is its 60-hour weekly cut. The stock at Morbe dam has led to 50% cut in Kamothe node under Cidco, as it is the main supplier, while Hetawane dam has been comfortable to maintain the 100MLD to Cidco. Morbe dam, the principal supplier to the NMMC population of approximately 14.37 lakh (as per annual green report), pumps 300 MLD following the new policy decision of managing water supply. The around 100MLD less supply from Morbe this year due to the reserve level at the dam has ensured daily saving water for a population of approximately five lakh because Cidco supplies approximately the same population with its 100MLD from Hetawane to its nodes in Kharghar (including Taloja), Ulwe and Dronagri, according to Cidco's superintendent engineer, Ramesh Giri.. .
2016-06-21Major dams low on rain, high on deficit - Times of India
Major dams low on rain, high on deficit SANJAY BANERJEE | TNN | Jun 21, 2016, 10.25 PM IST Navi Mumbai: Three major dams supplying drinking water to the city Barvi, Morbe and Hetawane have had a similar rain-deficit story so far in June. The first monsoon month was yet to make any splash with the authorities pinning hopes on the weather gods smiling on them in the remaining 10 days. Of the three, Barvi dam, which supplies water to a wide sprawl in MMR, is the worst hit. However, proper water management has ensured that the stock at Barvi dam is a few percentage points more this year, compared to last year as on date (June 20). Even then the total stock is less than 10%. Morbe dam is way behind the percentage points this year, compared to last year on the same date, while Hetawane dam is marginally lower. Barvi dam serves a huge area of four civic bodies Ulhasnagar, Mira-Bhayander, Kalyan-Dombivli, partly Thane besides MIDC areas in the MMR including the city industrial belt and also a small quantum to NMMC. What has enabled managing stock efficiently at Barvi dam is its 60-hour weekly cut. The stock at Morbe dam has led to 50% cut in Kamothe node under Cidco, as it is the main supplier, while Hetawane dam has been comfortable to maintain the 100MLD to Cidco. Morbe dam, the principal supplier to the NMMC population of approximately 14.37 lakh (as per annual green report), pumps 300 MLD following the new policy decision of managing water supply. The around 100MLD less supply from Morbe this year due to the reserve level at the dam has ensured daily saving water for a population of approximately five lakh because Cidco supplies approximately the same population with its 100MLD from Hetawane to its nodes in Kharghar (including Taloja), Ulwe and Dronagri, according to Cidco's superintendent engineer, Ramesh Giri.
2016-06-20Rains yet to splash major dams supplying drinking water to Navi Mumbai - Times of India
Rains yet to splash major dams supplying drinking water to Navi Mumbai SANJAY BANERJEE | TNN | Jun 20, 2016, 10.59 PM IST Navi Mumbai: Three major dams supplying drinking water to the city have a shared story: June, the first monsoon month is yet to make a splash as the city hopes of good showers in the remaining 10 days or so. Of the three Barvi, Morbe and Hetwane .Barvi that supplies a wide sprawl in the MMR is the worst hit closely followed by the Morbe dam. Although the water management has ensured few percentage point more water stock at Barvi compared to last year, but the total is less than 10 % .While Morbe stock has to catch up, Hetwane is described as marginally lower. Barvi serves the huge area covering four civic bodies Ulhasnagar, Mira Bhayander, Kalyan Dombivli, partly to Thane, besides MIDC areas in the MMR including the city industrial belt and also a small quantum to the NMMC. Barvi dam continues with its 60 hour weekly cut that has enabled managing the stock with the total at 9.83 % against 8.80% as on date (June 20) in 2015. Morbe dam's stock has led to 50 % cut in Kamothe node under Cidco as it is the main supplier while Hetawane dam has been comfortable to maintain the 100 MLD to Cidco.Morbe dam, principal supplier to NMMC population (14.37 lakh approx. as per annual green report), pumps 300 MLD following the new policy decision of managing water supply. Around 100MLD less supply from Morbe, this year, due to the reserve level at the dam has ensured daily saving of water for a population of approx. 5 lakh, said Cidco's superintendent engineer, Ramesh Giri.
2016-06-19Encroached property cannot be considered a capital asset - Economic Times
Encroached property cannot be considered a capital asset By PTI | 19 Jun, 2016, 02.14PM IST The tribunal lambasted Fatnani over sale of illegally acquired school land and compared whether the Red Fort and the Gateway of India can be sold on paper. MUMBAI: Tax needs to be paid even on property encroached upon illegally as it would be considered as 'income from other sources', though it would not be considered as 'capital asset', as per a tribunal ruling. A MUMBAI bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that property illegally encroached by an assessee cannot be considered 'capital asset' under section 2 (14) of Income Tax Act, and consequently gains arising from transfer of such property cannot be assessed as capital gains, but as income from other sources. In the case, the assessee, one Bhagwan T Fatnani, was not having any legal right over the contested property in Ulhasnagar near the megapolis, and the land was illegally encroached upon by the assessee for the assessment year 2008-09. The tribunal, comprising judicial member Joginder Singh and accountant member D Karunakara Rao, held in a recent judgement that since the assessee was not having any legal right or title over the property, there was no question of owning any capital asset and accordingly there was no question of any sale or transfer of capital asset to claim the capital gains. The income tax department was represented by its commissioner Vijay Kumar Bora into the case. The assessee was neither the legal owner of the property nor was having any document showing any right or the title over the illegally encroached land which was meant for a primary school in the city. The assessee took the plea that the word used is property of any kind. The bench negated the proposition of the assessee and held that the intention of the legislation is any property which is legally acquired, otherwise, anybody could become the owner of the Gateway of India in Mumbai or the Red Fort in New Delhi by showing these properties in their balance sheet and will claim capital gains. The tribunal lambasted Fatnani over sale of illegally acquired school land and compared whether the Red Fort and the Gateway of India can be sold on paper.
2016-06-17Cops crack 17 house-breaking cases in Hudkeshwar, arrest 3, recover booty worth Rs 28.62 lakh - Nagpur Today
Cops crack 17 house-breaking cases in Hudkeshwar, arrest 3, recover booty worth Rs 28.62 lakh Nagpur: In a cracking success, Hudkeshwar police solved as many as 17 house-breaking cases by arresting three hardcore offenders and also recovered an array of stolen valuables worth over 28 lakh. Hudkeshwar police were forced to spend sleepless nights in the past few months as house-breaking cases had increased in phenomenal proportions in their jurisdiction. Taking the cudgels, a team of cops, led by API K V Chaugule, first activated the network of informants and based on certain inputs, mounted painstaking efforts to bring the offenders in their net. The team of cops tasted success on June 10, 2016 by nabbing the three key accused in the house-breaking cases. The three accused are Pawan Subhash Rehmatkar (21), resident of Narsala, Radharaman Colony (Mobile No. 9673985557), Ankush Vilasrao Mule (20), originally hailing from Chandurbazaar in Amravati District and presently staying in Narsala, Radharaman Colony, Nagpur and Swapnil Dattatray Aajne (20), resident of Shridhanu Complex, Ulhasnagar, Manewada Road. All the three accused were charged under Sections 454, 457, 380 of IPC and placed under arrest. An intense questioning revealed their confession of involvement in as many as 17 cases of house-breaking in various areas under Hudkeshwar police. With the arrest of the three accused, cops have recovered following booty from their possession: Gold ornaments weighing 502.5 grams worth Rs 13,87,500. Silver jewellery weighing 1430 grams worth Rs 57,200. Three two-wheelers worth Rs 1,30,000. One Maruti Swift Car worth Rs 4,50,000. Cash Rs 3.70 lakh 19 mobile phone and other valuables worth Rs 4,67,312. The collective value of recovered booty stood at Rs 28.62 lakh. Further grilling of three accused could lead to more cases of house-breaking and other crimes as well as involvement more persons. The arrests and recovery of valuables were made by API K V Chaugule, constables Sandeep Gundalwar, Gurudeo Kumbhalkar, Nitin Akote, Suraj Bhongade, Pankaj Tambde, Vilas Chinchulkar, Sachin Tumsare under the guidance and directives of DCP Zone 4 Ishu Sindhu and ACP Ajni Zone Shirish Rathod.
2016-06-16Thane has 35 days of water left in reservoirs, cuts may increase - Times of India
Thane has 35 days of water left in reservoirs, cuts may increase Manoj Badgeri | Jun 16, 2016, 10.49 PM IST Thane: Tap water to the 20-lakh plus denizens in the lake city would turn scarce in the next five weeks, as delayed rains has depleted the water stock in the reservoirs and the authorities are considering to impose harsh cuts in the daily water supply. The irrigation department officials are scheduled to hold a meeting shortly to review the water availability vis-a-vis the growing demand for regular supply and a decision will largely depend on the long overdue rains. "The reservoirs supplying water to Thane has barely enough water to suffice for the next five weeks. We are holding a review meeting next week following which we might decide on imposing further cuts," said an official from the irrigation department. The delayed rains this year ha compounded to the problem, said officials. The water level in the Ulhas River from where the corporations lift water has dropped and the scant rains in the last weekend didn't add much volume forcing the agencies to rely on reservoirs. With the Indian Meteorological Department clarifying that the monsoon is likely to arrive late, the concern among authorities are palpable. Already strained by the existing near 50% curtailment, the possibility of further cuts is hounding officials from civic bodies especially Ulhasnagar, Thane. Presently, several civic administrations are getting nearly 40% less water than its usual requirement because of the scant rains last year and reduced stock in the reservoirs post monsoons. However, district collector Mahendra Kalyankar said they are well prepared to ensure the stretch doesn't face repeat of the 2016 water crisis. "We have desilted nearly 26 lakes and ponds in the district that will now be able to hold more volume of water. We are surveying the scarcity-prone areas like Shahapur where the supply network should be bolstered by this year," he said.
2016-06-15Mumbai: Duo booked for illegally chopping 30 healthy trees - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Duo booked for illegally chopping 30 healthy trees By Faisal Tandel |Posted 4 hours A private contractor and the garden in-charge of a chemical firm have been booked in Ulhasnagar The police booked a chemical plant garden in-charge, Ravikumar and private contractor Avinash Dhawade, after a complaint filed by officers from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), for illegally chopping 30 healthy trees on the premises of Century Rayon in Shahad. Workers take a break after chopping a few trees. The duo has been booked under the Maharashtra Felling of Trees (Regulation) Act, 1964 and the Maharashtra Protection and Preservation of Tree Act, 1975. After receiving information, Assistant Commissioner (ward no 1) Nandalal Samthani and clerk Haresh Damnani visited the spot on Sunday afternoon and discovered that 30 healthy trees had been chopped without seeking requisite permission. The action was initiated based on the tip-off received by Municipal Commissioner Manohar Hire, said Nitin Kapadnis, deputy municipal commissioner. He added that the equipment axes and chain saws, among others used for chopping the trees was confiscated and the cops were informed immediately. Senior Inspector Shakeel Shaikh from Ulhasnagar Police station said, The plot where the trees were chopped belongs to Century Rayon. Inquiry revealed that though the firm had sought permission, the garden department was yet to respond to it. Meanwhile, the owner hired a private contractor to chop the trees. A case was registered against both of them on Monday. Despite repeated attempts, Century Rayon PRO Anil Vyas remained unavailable for comment.
2016-06-11Now, a mobile app to plug water leakages - The Hindu
Now, a mobile app to plug water leakages Sourabh Jain print Pipeline bursts cost the city thousands of litres of water even as it faces a 20 per cent cut in the precious commodity. But there's help at hand in the form of a mobile app, which aims to combat such leakages.A non-resident Indian techie, Sanjay Bhatia, has developed a mobile based app named WaterSoldier, which can be used by citizens. Unveiled by the NGO Humanity Foundation on May 26, the app helps reduce wastage of water from leaking pipelines, valves and tanks by letting users report and share information with the authorities.Citizens can swiftly report leakages by sending photographs and answering a few simple questions like type, severity and duration of wastage, besides sharing the address. Users are given a unique ticket number by text and an email, which enables them to track the status of their complaint or report.Database Management Company, appointed by the Humanity Foundation, checks the report, finds out which authorities have a jurisdiction over those leaks, and relays the information for action. The app is available on Google Play Store, in three languages, Hindi, English and Marathi. It is currently available in Mumbai and its suburbs and will be expanded to other parts of the country soon. We have received more than a dozen reports in just one-and-a-half weeks from Thane, Ulhasnagar, Navi Mumbai and Ambernath. We coordinate with civic officials and pass on information to them. We are also getting support from the Rotary Club of Ulhasnagar, said Gul Advani, Chairman, Humanity Foundation.Sanjay Bhatia, developer of the app, said, Though I live in the U.S., I am concerned about the water problem in Mumbai. I once got to know that thousands of litres get wasted every day in Mumbai due to leakages, and wondered what I can do to stop this. People seem to know about the leakages, but don't know where to complain. So we made a very simple app with which we can conserve water.
2016-06-11'My name is Kundan, and I am going to kill myself' - Mid-Day
'My name is Kundan, and I am going to kill myself' By Faisal Tandel |Posted 1 hour A 30-year-old man, who had committed suicide on Monday night in his Ulhasnagar residence, had made a video minutes before killing himself. He accused his wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law of torture in the suicide video. The deceased, identified as Kundan Rameshlal Mirga, a jeans company worker, lived in Saibaba Colony with her wife Sachi (28), whom he married three years ago. While the Hill Line police had first registered a case of accidental death, after finding the video, booked all the three accused under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC. mid-day has a copy of the video clip, in which Kundan had said, Mera naam Kundan hai aur main abhi marne wala hun. Meri maut ki zimmedar hain meri wife, uski maa aur uski behen Seema. Mujhe in logon ne bahut pareshan karke rakha hai. Mahila mandal mein in logon ne mujhpar jhoota case bhi kar rakha hai. Sachi had once filed a dowry harassment complaint against the deceased. A screengrab from the video that Kundan made on his phone After making the video, Kundan hung himself from an iron angle on the ceiling of his flat when his wife was away visiting her mother. The neighbours on Tuesday morning saw him hanging from the window and informed the police. We then visited the spot and took him to Ulhasnagar civic hospital, where he was declared dead, said Manoj Chavan, assistant police inspector, Hill Line police station. Since primarily it looked like a suicide, the cops had registered an accidental death case and were investigating the matter. An accidental death case was registered on Tuesday and the next day, Kundan's sister Bhagwanti Mirga (35), told the cops that she had found the video on his phone, in which he had blamed his wife, mother-in law and sister-in-law. We have booked all three of them for abetment of suicide, added Chavan.
2016-06-11Thane to have special hospital for epidemics soon - Daily News & Analysis
Thane to have special hospital for epidemics soon Thanekars invariably have to rush to Kasturba hospital in Mumbai
2016-06-11State plans water transport projects for MMR - Daily News & Analysis
State plans water transport projects for MMR
2016-06-10Water supply: Bombay High Court puts UMC & MJP on notice - Daily News & Analysis
Water supply: Bombay High Court puts UMC, MJP on notice
2016-06-09Suspecting extra marital affair, hubby sets wife ablaze - Daily News & Analysis
Suspecting extra marital affair, hubby sets wife ablaze
2016-06-09Mumbai Crime: 17-year-old raped by fellow inmate of juvenile rehab home - Mid-Day
Mumbai Crime: 17-year-old raped by fellow inmate of juvenile rehab home By Asif Rizvi |Posted 09-Jun-2016 Just a year since 17-year-old Amir Jamal, an inmate of the David Sassoon Industrial School died after being assaulted by other inmates while he was in custody, a similar case has emerged from the remand industrial school. Another 17-year-old has alleged that a fellow inmate raped him on two occasions. The Shivaji Park police have registered an FIR in the matter against the accused. According to the police, the teenager approached a welfare officer on Wednesday morning and told her that an inmate was forcing him to provide sexual pleasure. The official then brought the matter to the notice of his superiors and by afternoon, the FIR was registered. The teenager claimed he was raped on May 29 at about 3 am on his bed and on June 1 at around 7.30 am in the bathroom. He was traumatised when he reached out to the counselling officials on Wednesday. After the matter was brought to the notice of the police, medical examination of the minor was done at Sion Hospital and investigations were launched into the matter. They revealed that the accused had also threatened the boy and asked him not to open his mouth regarding the incident, otherwise he would beat him up inside the industrial school and even after he finished his term. The accused had been sent to the industrial school after being arrested by the Rabodi police in Thane under Section 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) whereas the survivor had been arrested by the Ulhasnagar police under Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the IPC. An officer from the Shivaji Park police station said, Based on the complaint, we have registered a case under sections 377 (unnatural offences), 507 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 4, 8 and 12 of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The statement of the victim has been recorded. The accused would be arrested in the matter. Amir Jamal Amir Jamal Khan, a 17-year-old was arrested in a theft case and lodged in the David Sassoon Children Juvenile Industrial school. He died in May last year, 10 days after being brutally assaulted while he was in custody. In his dying declaration, he named two inmates and the warden of the juvenile industrial school for assaulting, torturing and sodomising him. The Shivaji Park police had filed a murder case against three persons after they found injury marks on his body. The David Sassoon Industrial School While juveniles involved in crimes are mostly sent to the Dongri remand industrial school, the David Sassoon Industrial School is a rehabilitation centre for such children. It teaches them vocational skills, to help them earn a living and also counsels the juveniles during their stay.
2016-06-09Man kills self after blaming wife in video - Times of India
Man kills self after blaming wife in video A 30-year-old man who hanged himself from ceiling fan of his home in Ulhasnagar earlier this week left behind a video clip in which he blamed his wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law, saying they mentally and physically harassed him. TNN | Jun 10, 2016, 01.08 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: A 30-year-old man who hanged himself from ceiling fan of his home in Ulhasnagar earlier this week left behind a video clip in which he blamed his wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law, saying they mentally and physically harassed him. The police registered a case against the trio. Kundan Mirgh was the only one home when he took the drastic step on Monday night. His wife Sakshi had gone to her mother's residence.
2016-06-06Counting of votes for mlc polls - Times of India
Counting of votes for mlc polls Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Jun 6, 2016, 09.31 AM IST THANE: Counting of votes for the Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) polls for Thane will start 6th June at Niyojan Bhavan, at 8 am. The status of counting and final result details will be updated through the district Media Centre, set up at the District Information Office. Around 1057 of the total 1060 representatives from all governing bodies from the district and neighbouring Palghar, cast their votes to elect the representatives to the legislative council from Thane on Friday. The election process saw a nearly cent turnout at all the 13 centres. Around 10 centres saw 100% turnout while the least volume of polling was seen at Ulhasnagar where a female councillor stayed away from the polling process. 539 females and 521 males elected representatives from various governing bodies in urban and rural areas. The fight for the seat was between Ravindra Fatak of the Shiv Sena and NCPs Vasant Davkhare who held the seat for the last four terms. The turnout was less in the early hours with barely 8% of voters turning up for the polls since it started at 8am. The count gradually improved by 12pm when around 306 representatives turned up to vote while at the end of the polling process around 4pm, nearly all voters including 133 from Thane had cast their votes to choose the candidate.
2016-06-06Sena's Ravindra Phatak wins Thane MLC polls - Times of India
Sena's Ravindra Phatak wins Thane MLC polls Manoj Badgeri | Jun 6, 2016, 01.53 PM IST THANE: Shiv Sena candidate Ravindra Phatak emerged victorious in the Thane MLC elections defeating outgoing Mlc NCP's Vasant Davkhare by a comfortable margin. Phatak garnered 601 votes whike Davkhare managed to shore in 450 votes in the MLC poll results announced Monday morning. Nearly an hour after the counting started around 8:30am indicated Phatak's victory over Davkhare. Sena workers had put up congratulatory boards outside shakhas as Sena-BJP candidate marched towards scoring the required majority. Around 1057 of the total 1060 representatives from all governing bodies from the district and neighbouring Palghar cast their votes to elect the representative to the legislative council from Thane on Friday. Of the toral votes cast, Six were declared invalid. The election process saw a nearly cent turnout at all the 13 centres. Around 10 centres saw 100% turnout while the least volume of polling was seen at Ulhasnagar where a female councillor stayed away from the polling process. 539 female and 521 male elected representatives from various governing bodies in urban and rural areas. The fight in Thane for the seat was fought between Ravindra Fatak of the Shiv Sena and NCPs Vasant Davkhare who held the seat for the last four terms.
2016-06-06Success rate of Thane division down by 0.85% from last year - Times of India
Success rate of Thane division down by 0.85% from last year Freny Fernandes | TNN | Jun 7, 2016, 01.52 AM IST THANE: Girls outperformed boys in the Secondary School Certificate results in Thane division recording a pass percentage of 88.78%. The results announced by The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education showed that the division, including Thane and Palghar districts, recorded success rate of 85.99% with the pass percentage of boys being 83.66%. The overall performance of 1.68 lakh plus students from the division has seen a drop from last year, which recorded 86.84% success rate. As many as 28,537 students secured distinction in the Thane division, while 35,145 came under the first class bracket. As compared to last year, district schools have seen the pass percentage of their students drop by a small fraction of 0.85%, from 86.84% last year to 85.99% this year. Of all the talukas across Thane division, Vikramghad saw the highest pass percentage of 95.21%, followed by Mokhada with 92.71% and then Jawhar with 91.22%. With a success rate of 78.61%, Ulhasnagar recorded the worst performance.
2016-06-06Maharashtra SSC results announced, check them here - Deccan Chronicle
Maharashtra SSC results announced, check them here DECCAN CHRONICLE. Published Jun 6, 2016, 10:26 am IST Updated Jun 6, 2016, 12:24 pm IST Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) announced Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam results on the official and subsidiary websites today. According to officials, the students will get their marksheets on June 15 after which the FYJC online admission process will start. Students who appeared for the exam can check their results here: mahresult.nic.in, https://mahahsscboard.maharashtra.gov.in, result.mkcl.org, www.examresults.net. The SSC exams in the state were held from March 1 to 29 wherein 17,27,496 students had enrolled from across the nine divisions of the MSBSHSE. The students consisted of 9,55,186 male and 7,72,310 female fresh students and 66,185 repeater students. The enrolled students belonged to 21,480 schools across the state and the exams were conducted at 4,535 centres. According to Krishna Patil, secretary, MSBSHSE, Pune from this year onwards the students would be able to apply for verification of marks and apply for copies of the answer sheets from the very next day of the results being declared online. Students will be able to get their marksheets, bifurcated marks and the outcome of the competitiveness test conducted by the board in February on June 15 from their respective schools at 3 pm, said Mr Patil. He added that students wanting to apply for verification of marks will have to compulsorily apply for the copy of their answer sheet after which they can submit the application of verification. The dates for the same are from June 7 to 27. Students who want to apply for the class improvement scheme or reappear for the exam that will be held in July/August will have to apply online. The dates for the same will be announced later, said Mr Patil. The declaration of the SSC results will mark the beginning of the FYJC online admission process for Mumbai and students will be able to start filling up the online form immediately after the online results are declared. However, the actual process is expected to start only after June 15 and details of the same are available on fyjc.org.in. The education department has also set up guidance centre in the three different zones in Mumbai and a guidance centre each in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Mira-Bhayandar, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan-Dombivali municipal corporation areas too for resolving problems faced by students while applying for the FYJC online admission process. The online admission process will start after the completion of the minority and in-house quota admission process by the eligible junior colleges.
2016-06-05SSC results to be declared online by 1 pm today - The Asian Age
SSC results to be declared online by 1 pm today Jun 06, 2016 Age Correspondent mumbai The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) will announce Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam results on the official and subsidiary websites on June 6 at 1 pm. According to officials, the students will get their mark sheets on June 15 after which the FYJC online admission process will start. The SSC exams in the state were held from March 1 to 29 wherein 17,27,496 students had enrolled from across the nine divisions of the MSBSHSE. The students consisted of 9,55,186 male and 7,72,310 female fresh students and 66,185 repeater students. The enrolled students belonged to 21,480 schools across the state and the exams were conducted at 4,535 centres. According to Krishna Patil, secretary, MSBSHSE, Pune from this year onwards the students would be able to apply for verification of marks and apply for copies of the answer sheets from the very next day of the results being declared online. Students will be able to get their mark sheets, bifurcated marks and the outcome of the competitiveness test conducted by the board in February on June 15 from their respective schools at 3 pm, said Mr Patil. He added that students wanting to apply for verification of marks will have to compulsorily apply for the copy of their answer sheet after which they can submit the application of verification. The dates for the same are from June 7 to 27. Students who want to apply for the class improvement scheme or reappear for the exam that will be held in July/August will have to apply online. The dates for the same will be announced later, said Mr Patil. The declaration of the SSC results will mark the beginning of the FYJC online admission process for Mumbai and students will be able to start filling up the online form immediately after the online results are declared. However, the actual process is expected to start only after June 15 and details of the same are available on fyjc.org.in. The education department has also set up guidance centre in the three different zones in Mumbai and a guidance centre each in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Mira-Bhayandar, Ulhasnagar and Kalyan-Dombivali municipal corporation areas too for resolving problems faced by students while applying for the FYJC online admission process. The online admission process will start after the completion of the minority and in-house quota admission process by the eligible junior colleges.
2016-06-03On refusal to pay money for liquor, gang stabs two youths to death - The Hindu
On refusal to pay money for liquor, gang stabs two youths to death Special Correspondent Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T   Tweet Two young men were stabbed to death in Ulhasnagar after they refused to accede to a local gang’s demands for money in the early hours of Thursday. The accused allegedly cut off the genitals of one of the victims to send out a message that they were not to be trifled with.According to the Kalyan Taluka police, the incident occurred in Maharal village in Ulhasnagar. A local gang of seven to eight thugs, led by Anil Pateniya (19), was drinking liquor in an open ground in the village when they saw the two victims, identified as Madan (30) and Raju Sunar (25), passing by, said the police.“The accused accosted the duo and demanded money so that they could buy more liquor. The Sunars refused and the accused started assaulting them, after which Madan hit one of them on the head with a stone. This angered them and they whipped out choppers and daggers,” said inspector Venkat Andhale, Kalyan Taluka police station.The police said the accused stabbed Raju and Madan several times, after which they allegedly cut off Raju’s genitals. “The act was meant to let people in the area know that any defiance to the gang would be met with harsh punishment,” Mr. Andhale said. Raju and Madan’s bodies were spotted by locals later in the morning and reported to the police, after which the police initiated investigations. By Thursday evening, the police had arrested Pateniya as well as three of his associates, while four others are still wanted.The police said the accused have been charged with murder and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code and will be produced in court on Friday.“The accused are infamous in the area for accosting people at night and robbing them of their cash and valuables. They are also known to get violent in the face of defiance,” said Mr. Andhale. Post Comment More In: Mumbai Local | Mumbai Tweet Please Wait while comments are loading... 1.  Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. 2.  Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. 3.  Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters,       or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text.       (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not 'the', n is not 'and'). 4.  We may remove hyperlinks within comments. 5.  Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection. Fixing Mumbai We have a strong list of subjects and experts who will be contributing to this series. We also want to hear from you. » Mumbai fishermen take out a sea protest Mumbai's fishing community took out an unusual rally earlier this week. READ | Fisherworkers’ armada set sail to protest against Shivaji memorial: http://bit.ly/1qRvIk4 The Hindu celebrates Mumbai As the paper comes to Mumbai, a tour through the archives for glimpses of how the paper has been genuinely invested in reporting on the city. Most Popular Most Commented Singapore Arbitration Centre to open office at GIFT City India among top five innovation destinations: report Kabali rakes in Rs. 200 crore (and it hasn’t even been released) Demand for petrol cars hits Tiago Forbes’s list of self-made American women has two with India connect Fresh row at FTII as students object to ‘radical’ syllabus Not everything is offensive ‘Dabholkar murder suspect was in touch with family’ Colaba fire damages 150-yr-old Metro Plaza More children are being married off than before Chennai Chromepet GH gets a facelift, but long-pending issues remain Airport connectivity to get a boost Throwing open floodgates of anger Mass cleaning of Marina beach begins ‘Kabali’ audio launch to take place on June 12 On a wild humour chase On a tea trail in Chennai Bengaluru By the lakeside, a park for the elderly Petroleum lorry drivers to strike from June 6 BBMP launches Smart City app HC declines to interfere in police protest issue as government says threat of strike 'unfounded' ‘This lake is fed by dirty laundry water’ Kolar MLA denies asking money for vote Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu: Out to steal your heart Zen and paper As you like it Hyderabad GHMC looks the other way as haleem bhattis mushroom Governor pats TRS for its sincerity towards people’s needs Jhansi’s mother, husband admit they drove her to end life IPL matches: Sunrisers extends invitation to KCR Revanth Reddy sneaks into OU The secret is out World Environment Day: A step closer to our roots Youngsters beat to death petrol pump worker Kolkata Industry plans to felicitate Mamata on second term Cracks in Kolkata flyover triggers panic Bangladeshi gets lifer for rape of teenager Abdul Mannan has rallied the Opposition against Trinamool Gang-rape accused remanded in judicial custody Bangladeshi scholar gets life term for rape Kidderpore's knockout kids 24 TMC Ministers are crorepatis Today's Paper ePaper This Day That Age Crossword Archive Group Sites The Hindu தி இந்து Business Line BL on Campus Sportstarlive Frontline The Hindu Centre Images Classifieds RoofandFloor OPEN close Recent Article in Mumbai Local New version will end sexist, colonial prejudices The book, Modi A Textbook of Medical Jurisprudence and Toxicology has been part of the syllabus of postgraduate students of fo... » The Hindu: Home | Today's Paper | News | National | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Videos | Features | Sci-Tech | Crossword | The Site: | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contacts | Archive | Subscribe | RSS Feeds | Site Map Group Sites: The Hindu | தி இந்து | Business Line | BL on Campus | Sportstarlive | Frontline | The Hindu Centre | RoofandFloor | Publications | eBooks | Images | Classifieds | Comments to: web.thehindu@thehindu.co.in  Copyright© 2016, The Hindu
2016-06-0399.7% voting in Thane for legislative council polls - Times of India
99.7% voting in Thane for legislative council polls Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Jun 4, 2016, 02.27 AM IST THANE: The polls held on Friday to elect the member of the state legislative council saw nearly 1,057 of the total 1,060 elected representatives from local-self-government bodies from Thane and Palghar districts cast their votes. The election process that went off peacefully saw a cent percent turnout at all the 13 centres. The results which are scheduled on June 10 will decide the fate of NCP's Vasant Davkhare and Shiv Sena's Ravindra Phatak. Around 10 centres saw 100% turnout while the least volume of polling was seen at Ulhasnagar where a female councillor stayed away from the polls. Nearly 539 female and 521 male elected representatives from various governing bodies in urban and rural areas cast their votes. The turnout was less in the early hours with barely 8% of voters turning up for the polls, which started at 8am. The count gradually improved by 12pm when around 306 representatives turned up to vote while at the end of the polling around 4pm, nearly all voters including 133 from Thane had cast their votes to choose the candidate.
2016-06-02Civic bodies get contempt notice for not providing water - Daily News & Analysis
Civic bodies get contempt notice for not providing water
2016-06-02Shirdi shrine trust to donate Rs 50 crore for hospitals - Times of India
Shirdi shrine trust to donate Rs 50 cr for hospitals. Chaitanya Deshpande | Jun 2, 2016, 07.12 AM IST Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust will donate Rs 50 crore to hospitals across Maharashtra. The Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has decided to donate over Rs 50 crore to help hospitals across Maharashtra develop modern equipment and facilities. Minister of state for law and judiciary Ranjit Patil has confirmed the decision of the temple, arguably the richest in the state, to donate Rs 50.2 crore to 24 district and divisional hospitals and its approval by the state government. "A government resolution has been issued in approval of the donation from the SSST. It will benefit 24 hospitals across the state. While 24 district hospitals will get Rs 43.64 crore for development of modern facilities, health hubs in Amravati, Buldana and Washim district in the Vidarbha region will get Rs 7.20 lakh for CT Scan machines," he said. Hospitals in Nashik, Jalgaon and the central hospital of Malegaon have been selected for the financial assistance from Nashik division. Other district hospitals scheduled to get the aid are from Sindhudurg, Chandrapur, Bhandara, Raigarh, Ahmednagar, Satara, Jalna, Hingoli, Palghar, Usmanabad, Nandurbar, Ratnagiri, Bid, Gondia, Khamgaon, Thane and Ulhasnagar. Patil said the project will prove beneficial for the residents of tribal-dominated districts. As per the High Court's order, the SSST is being governed by a three-member management committee headed by the Principal District Judge of Ahmednagar from March 2012. Each decision related to the expenditure of the trust needs to get the approval from the governing body, as well as from the court. The official spokesperson of the trust, Mohan Yadav, said he would be able to share district-wise details of the project once the court approves expenditure for the plan approved by the state . "It's regular practice of the Shirdi temple to donate money for the welfare of needy. The trust recently donated Rs 1 crore each to 34 districts of Maharashtra recently to conduct Jalyukta Shivar Yojna projects. This amount was greater than any other temple trust in India," he said. The donation will benefit 24 hospitals across the state. While 24 district hospitals will get Rs 43.64 crore for development of modern facilities, health hubs in Amravati, Buldana and Washim district in the Vidarbha region will get Rs 7.20 lakh for CT Scan machines.
2016-06-02Dyeing unit gutted in fire; none hurt - Press Trust of India
Dyeing unit gutted in fire; none hurt Print 9:6 HRS IST Thane (Maha), Jun 2 (PTI) Town of Bhiwandi in the district was today gutted in a fire.No one was injured in the blaze, a civic official said."The blaze erupted at around 3.40 AM in which a private dyeing unit was destroyed. At least 12 fire tenders including some from neighbouring Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Ambernath were pressed into service," Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation, said.The blaze was doused after around two hours and cooling operations are underway, he said. According to Salvi, as a precautionary measure, people from a four-storey residential building adjacent to the unit were evacuated and shifted to safer places.
2016-06-02Two cousin brother's half naked body found in Maharal - Times of India
Two cousin brother's half naked body found in Maharal Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jun 2, 2016, 12.24 PM IST MUMBAI: In a double murder case, two cousin brothers has been killed by some unidentified people over a dispute in Maharal village near Titwala on Thursday morning. The half naked body of both the deceased, Raju Sonar,25 his cousin brother Madan Sonar, 25 has been found in open ground at Maharal. Their private parts were also attacked. Police said Raju was working as a security guard in Maharal area while Madan worked as an electrician in Ulhasnagar. The Titwala police registered a murder case against unidentified men in this regard and have detained some people and are probing them.
2016-06-02Dyeing unit in Thane gutted in fire; none hurt - Mid-Day
Dyeing unit in Thane gutted in fire; none hurt By PTI |Posted 02-Jun-2016 Thane: A dyeing unit in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the district was today gutted in a fire. No one was injured in the blaze, a civic official said. "The blaze erupted at around 3.40 AM in which a private dyeing unit was destroyed. At least 12 fire tenders including some from neighbouring Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Ambernath were pressed into service," Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation, said. The blaze was doused after around two hours and cooling operations are underway, he said. According to Salvi, as a precautionary measure, people from a four-storey residential building adjacent to the unit were evacuated and shifted to safer places. In late May, a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in MIDC Phase 2 in Dombivli area in Thane killing 6 people and injuring more than 150 in a boiler blast. Charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder were slapped on owners. The impact of the blast followed by a massive fire resulted in massive damage to two neighboring factories in the MIDC complex.
2016-06-022 Nepali cousins stoned to death in Titwala; 5 held - Times of India
2 Nepali cousins stoned to death in Titwala; 5 held Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Jun 2, 2016, 11.14 PM IST Titwala: Five youths, including a minor boy, allegedly killed two Nepali cousins and chopped off one of their private parts on Thursday at 2.30am. The police arresting the five and recovered the body part, which was being taken in a stolen motorcycle's luggage compartment. Raju Sonar, 25, used to stay in Maharal village, near Titwala, where he used to work as a building security guard, while Madan Sonar, 30, worked as an electrician and stayed in Ulhasnagar. The arrested were identified as Anil Patenia,19, Hardeep singh Gill, 18, Ram Dembani, 18, and Raj Sirwani, 18. The police said the main accused, Anil, stays in Maharal, while the other accused stay in Ulhasnagar. Most of the accused are unemployed and were involved in thefts. They used to use that money on drugs and alcohol, the police said. Raju and Madan were on duty when the accused demanded money for alcohol. Senior inspector Vyankatesh Andhale said, "When Raju refused to give the money, Anil started an argument, and the other accused stoned both to death. Anil then cut of Raju's private parts with a Rampuri knife and took it with him." The police said the incident came to light at 6am, when a passerby, Deshmukh, noticed both the bodies at an open ground near a building and informed the police. Andhale said, "We immediately alerted all staff and deployed teams at various locations, including Titwala railway station." The police said around 7am, assistant police inspector Avinash Patil, along with constables Anil Rathod and Girase, noticed a minor riding a motorcycle, with blood stains on his pant. Patil said, "When we tried to stop the motorcycle, Anil, who was riding pillion, fled. We were shocked when we checked the luggage compartment. The victim's mobile phone was also there." The police later got the minor to call Anil, claiming the police had left, and requesting him to come to a tea stall. The police nabbed Anil when he came over. The police have booked all five, who are habitual criminals, for murder. Anil, who hails from Delhi, had killed his father when he was minor and was released on bail, after which he came to Ulhasnagar, where he started working as a sweeper on contract basis with the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation. Raj, along with his brother, work as tourist guides in Mumbai.
2016-06-02Dyeing unit gutted in fire; none hurt - Press Trust of India
Dyeing unit gutted in fire; none hurt Print 9:6 HRS Jun 2 (PTI) IST A dyeing unit in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the district was today gutted in a fire.No one was injured in the blaze, a civic official said. "The blaze erupted at around 3.40 AM in which a private dyeing unit was destroyed. At least 12 fire tenders including some from neighbouring Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Ambernath were pressed into service," Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation, said.The blaze was doused after around two hours and cooling operations are underway, he said.According to Salvi, as a precautionary measure, people from a four-storey residential building adjacent to the unit were evacuated and shifted to safer places.
2016-06-02Thane Dist: Fire erupts in Bhiwandi dying unit - Times Now.tv
Thane Dist: Fire erupts in Bhiwandi dying unit A dyeing unit in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi in the Thane District was on Thursday (June 2) gutted in a fire. No one was injured in the blaze, a civic official said."The blaze erupted at around 3.40 AM in which a private dyeing unit was destroyed. At least 12 fire tenders including some from neighbouring Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Ambernath were pressed into service," Datta Salvi, Chief Fire Officer of Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation, said.
2016-06-01Maharashtra: Areas around Agarwadi dumping ground engulfed in thick smog - Daily News & Analysis
Maharashtra: Areas around Adharwadi dumping ground engulfed in thick smog The smoke continues to billow out of the four-acre dumping ground
2016-06-01Teacher duped of 4L on job promise - Times of India
Teacher duped of 4L on job promise TNN | Jun 1, 2016, 10.29 AM IST Aurangabad: An unemployed teacher was allegedly duped of over Rs 4 lakh by two persons from Mumbai on the pretext of getting him a permanent job. The victim was asked to deposit cash into the bank account of the suspects. Based on the account of the 38-year-old victim, Gautam Kisan Sukhdhane, a resident of Sambhaji Colony, Cidco in the city, the police have registered a case of cheating against the two men hailing from Kalyan East and Ulhasnagar, Mumbai. As per the complaint lodged by Sukhdhane, he has been looking for a permanent job for quite a while and two years ago he came in contact with the two suspects from Mumbai who offered to help him. After learning about the man's need for a permanent job, the suspects boasted about their contacts with who's who in education sector to win his confidence. The duo assured him a permanent job in a Mumbai-based educational institute and accordingly asked him to pay a bribe in advance. Police said that the suspects started collecting money from Sukhdhane in March 2014 collected Rs 4.21 lakhs through bank account as well as hard cash transactions. But recently, when the man started inquiring about his appointment, the duo started evading queries. The suspects later started avoiding Sukhdhane and even stopped responding to his phone calls. Perturbed by the response, the man approached the city police and lodged a written complaint against them. Investigating officer, sub-inspector AK More said, "The case is at the primary stage of investigation and we are gathering evidence including bank statements showing the paper trail of their monetary transactions. The officer also said that depending on the development, some more sections may be slapped on the suspects, as the complainant has stated that they allegedly took bribe in the name of donation for getting him a permanent job.
2016-06-01Ulhasnagar water crisis: HC asks civic body to respond to contempt notice - Times of India
Ulhasnagar water crisis: HC asks civic body to respond to contempt notice Shibu Thomas | TNN | Jun 1, 2016, 09.50 PM IST The Bombay high court on Wednesday issued notices to the Ulhasnagar civic body to explain as to why contempt proceeding should not be issued over its failure to provide water to residents of the township. The HC had last month directed the Ulhasnagar and Ambernath civic bodies to provide water through tankers to affected areas in the two towns. A division bench of Justice B R Gavai and Justice Burgess Colaba walla asked the civic authorities to respond to the contempt petition. A contempt petition filed in the HC claimed that the court orders had no been implemented. The court had last month heard a petition that claimed that civic agencies were not supplying water since two months. The HC had then asked the authorities to supply water through tankers at a reasonable rate to the residents. "We don't expect such vengeful attitude from municipal officers," the judges said, when told that residents had complained that water was being diverted to factories. Ulhasnagar's population is about 6 lakh while Ambernath's is 4 lakh. The civic officers present in court had assured that water tankers would be deployed in affected areas.
2016-06-01Ulhasnagar water crisis: HC asks civic body to respond to contempt notice | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Ulhasnagar water crisis: HC asks civic body to respond to contempt notice TOI Mumbai Wed,01 Jun 2016 The Bombay high court on Wednesday issued notices to the Ulhasnagar civic body to explain as to why contempt proceeding should not be issued over its failure to provide water to residents of the township.The HC had last month directed the Ulhasnagar and Ambernath civic bodies to provide water through tankers to affected areas in the two towns. A division bench of Justice B R Gavai and Justice Burgess Colabawalla asked the civic authorities to respond to the contempt petition.A contempt petition filed in the HC claimed that the court orders had no been implemented. The court had last month heard a petition that claimed that civic agencies were not supplying water since two months. The HC had then asked the authorities to supply water through tankers at a reasonable rate to the residents. "We don't expect such vengeful attitude from municipal officers," the judges said, when told that residents had complained that water was being diverted to factories. Ulhasnagar's population is about 6 lakh while Ambernath's is 4 lakh. The civic officers present in court had assured that water tankers would be deployed in affected areas.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2016474668736660      
2015493944315643493646545961
201445521860543837575447
20131192017191262012955
20128295478861015811
20116261688167111073
20102731054547539
20092110121093481033
20086121211971595348
2007202211131111101171287
2006651013211312221421161530
20051         835
2004   11  11  2
2003           1
2002           1
2001       11   
0

Suggestions/Comments/Views Submitted
Nitin Lulla      [ 2012-02-01 ]
Jaise mumbai bahar se khubsoorat hai or Andar se utna hi ganda or worst hai, waise hi ulhasnagar b lookiwise acha hota ja raha hai but uski tarah andar se ganda or khatrnak b ho raha hai..
ajusudhir      [ 2012-01-24 ]
I LOVE ULHASNAGER
rajesh varma      [ 2011-12-30 ]
kindly control the street dog... in ulhasnagar 1
Lalu      [ 2011-12-25 ]
Please clear the illegal Parkig of 2 lines of Trucks Parked on both sides of road at Vithalwaadi Rly. station raod, near kajal Petrol Pump, Ulhasnagar-3.
More (192)

Suggestions/Comments/Views
Name:
E-Mail:
Comments:

ulhasnagar News
Back       Home
Copyright © 2003-2014, Sindhunagar.com, Developed and maintained by AD2000