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2016-08-24Six Senamen arrested for vandalism at Ulhasnagar - Free Press Journal
Six Senamen arrested for vandalism at Ulhasnagar Six Senamen arrested for vandalism at Ulhasnagar — By FPJ Bureau | Aug 24, 2016 05:22 am FOLLOW US: Mumbai: Six Shiv Sainiks were arrested on Monday night by the Ulhasnagar police for vandalism at Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation. On Monday afternoon, the Shiv Sainiks vandalised the Municipal Corporation and assaulted the security guards who were on duty. The sainiks had gone there for work when they started fighting with the corporation authorities. According to the Ulhasnagar police, “The reason for the dispute is not yet known. The matter is being further investigated.” According to Senior Police Inspector Abhay Saigaonkar,  “We arrested Rajendra Chaudhary, a Shiv Sena Shakha Pramukh of Ulhasnagar, and five other Shiv Sainiks. One of them was arrested on Monday night and the others including Chaudhary were arrested on Tuesday morning.” The accused had been charged under Section 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and  Section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC.           (FPJ ) Share this Post: « Previous Article Permanent coaches in seven SR trains Next Article » RDSO probing reasons for fire at Virar rly stn Tagged with: Abhay Saigaonkar Shiv Sainiks Shiv Sena ulhasnagar JUST ARRIVED Crop Report: India maize acreage 8.22 mln ha as of Thu, up 13% on yr New insulin pill could make diabetes treatment ‘painless’ Hyundai Creta Production To Be Ramped Up By 25 Per Cent US judge sides with artist forced to prove painting is not his Sakshi brand ambassador for girl child campaign in Haryana EDITOR’S PICK Kashmir issue: Security forces go unsung, uncaredThe Prime Minister made himself available for a meeting with the Opposition leaders from Kashmir on Monday on a very… Getting under the skin of ‘burqini’On the one hand, you can't police what women wear. On the other hand, what if what they wear is… Kashmir Unrest: PM Narendra Modi healing touch for woundedPrime Minister Narendra Modi faces a stern challenge in troubled Jammu and Kashmir where the unprecedented disturbances show few signs… Muslim committee: Matter of cultureIt may now appear that the near-hysteria generated by the demand for an inquiry into the affairs of the Aligarh… Change with continuityAll those who said that the economy would take a big hit should RBI  Governor Raghuram Rajan be denied a… Home About Us Authors Careers Disclaimer Privacy Policy Contact Us Advertise with us Archive RSS © Copyright Indian National Press (Bombay) Private Limited 2016. All Rights Reserved.
2016-08-24​A weak case: Law has never been a hotter career, but education standards are slipping in the field - Hindustan Times
​A weak case: Law has never been a hotter career, but education standards are slipping in the field Lavina Mulchandani, Hindustan Times, Mumbai |  Updated: Aug 24, 2016 13:12 IST (Shutterstock) Two months have passed since Mihir Dere, 21, got his law common entrance test (CET) results — and he still doesn’t know which law colleges he is eligible to apply to. For the first time this year, the state conducted a CET for law; earlier, each college released a merit list based on the applicants’ Class 12 scores. While the CET results have been out for a while, the Bar Council of India has de-recognised three top Mumbai institutes and barred them from accepting applications. These are GJ Advani Law College, Bandra; Kishinchand Chellaram Law College, Churchgate; and Jitendra Chauhan College of Law, Vile Parle. “The colleges were asked to apply for fresh affiliation to the BCI after their permanent affiliation ended in 2008,” says a member of the BCI standing committee, who requested anonymity. “Many colleges did not apply for it despite our repeated reminders.” Also, the colleges do not have the required 40:1 student-teacher ratio. Read: Students still confused over admissions to medical,dental courses “I filled in the online admission form a month ago, and I am still waiting for a list of colleges that I can apply to,” says Dere. “The top three colleges of my choice have been barred this year — my options have drastically reduced.” Dere is one of about 8,000 city students applying for the three-year LLB programme this year, and uncertain about the progress of admissions. Over 2,000 students have applied for the five-year (BA-LLB) programme. “Law is one of the hottest careers at the moment, and application data shows that the demand for law programmes is increasing in Mumbai,” says Kishu Daswani, professor at Government Law College (GLC), Churchgate. But while demand is on the rise, the standards of law education seem to be slipping, suffering from poor teacher-student ratios, a theoretical syllabus and outdated details. As students wait for the admissions process to get underway, here’s a look at what’s missing in the city’s legal education. Read: Delayed college admissions leave students in despair Experts say that the rise in the number of students applying to law colleges can be attributed to a yet-to-be implemented government policy. “Foreign law firms will soon be allowed to practice in India,” says Purvi Shah, an advocate based in Bandra. “This will open up many avenues for law graduates.” The lapses The curriculum is archaic, says Banat Baga, 20, a final-year student of the five-year bachelor of legal science (BLS) course at Pravin Gandhi Law College, Vile Parle. “The first two years involved concepts we had already studied in junior college,” she says. “Instead of attending class, which are typically only about memorising concepts, I have been interning at law firms and learning much more that way.” Experts say that many new laws, amendments in existing laws and case studies have not been included in the curriculum. “Laws on sexual harassment do not feature in the syllabus,” says Nilima Chandiramani, principal at Nari Gursahani Law College, Ulhasnagar and former dean of law at the University of Mumbai (MU). “Students are taught subjects such as mathematical logic, which have no relevance to law. The syllabus needs urgent updating.” Read: NEET centralised, but admission limited to students from state The CET, though a good change, needs amendment too. “The centralised test could ensure quality students, but it needs to act as a filter and not just a formality. This year, students who have scored zero in the CET will also appear on the merit list — there is no quality check in place yet,” says Daswani of Government Law College. The course is theoretical, with no scope for research, says Chandiramani. “We need to add projects and provide hands-on experience to students, to produce quality lawyers for the system. The assessment also needs to be improved,” she adds. Most colleges have fewer than five full-time professors. “The teacher-student ratio needs to be 40:1,” says Chandiramani. “There are 300 students in each year of the course, hence 900 in total. There should be 22 full-time professors at colleges. The colleges, however, cannot hire many due to lack of funds.” Since almost all law professors work part-time, the teacher-student relationship is affected. “In case of doubts, we do not know who to approach,” says Sachin Pawar, president of the Student’s Law Council and a student at GLC. “Many professors have dismal attendance, which affects the students’ interest in the subject.” Do-it-yourself To counter an ailing system, law students are taking matters into their own hands, and gaining on-ground knowledge via internships and add-on courses. Mehul Khetia, 21, third-year LLB student at DY Patil College of Law, CBD Belapur, took up an internship from the first year of his course. “Here, I was introduced to court proceedings, and got exposure to the practice,” he says. Read: FYJC admissions: students will get one more round to choose seats Currently, internships are not a mandatory module, but students with them on their CVs have better chance at employment, say experts. 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​A weak case: Law has never been a hotter career, but education standards are slipping in the field - Hindustan Times
2016-08-23Pappu Kalani's lawyer wants to withdraw from murder case - Press Trust of India
Kalani's lawyer wants to withdraw from murder case Print 15:52 HRS IST Thane, Aug 23 (PTI) In a sudden move, the counsel for incarcerated former Ulhasnagar MLA Suresh Pappu Kalani, who is facing trial for the murder of Ghanshyam Bhatija, informed a sessions court here that he wants to withdraw from the case.Kalani's counsel Bhojraj Jeswani, who appeared for the ex-MLA until recently, filed an application in the court yesterday saying he wanted to move out of the case because he was not getting any brief or instructions from the client.The step taken by Kalani's lawyer to withdraw from the case comes at a time when the witnesses are to be cross-examined and the trial has reached a crucial stage.Judge M J Mirza, in the presence of special public prosecutor Vikas Patil-Shirgaonkar, contacted Kalani through video conference to know from him whether he would like his lawyer to move out of the case and whether he was interested in cross-examining the witnesses. Kalani, who is lodged in Pune's Yerawada prison, however, initially could not hear anything at his end because of poor connectivity. Later, he told the court that he wanted to appear in person. However, the judge informed him that it would not bepossible to bring him to court every time and that he could appear through video conference. The court also told Kalani that his application for personal appearance was rejected.The court, while rejecting Kalani's plea for personal appearance, referred to an earlier incident when he had mixed freely with family and friends while on way to the court from Yerawada jail.The prosecutor informed the court that an inquiry has been ordered into a recent incident where a picture, taken on mobile when Kalani was last brought to the court for hearing, had gone viral and kicked up a row. The case has been adjourned for the time being. Kalani and four others had been convicted and awarded life sentence in 2013 in the murder case of Inder Bhatija. He is currently being tried for the murder of Inder's brother Ghanshyam Bhatija. While Ghanshyam (35) was shot dead on February 27, 1990, his younger brother Inder (30) was gunned down two months later on April 28. Both the murders had taken place in Ulhasnagar town of Thane district. Bhatijas were relatives of Kalani, but the political rivalry between the families led to their murder, according to police.
2016-08-23Heroes of Bollywood: From selling candies to becoming Salman & Aamir's fitness trainer, Rakesh Udiyar's journey is ... - PINKVILLA
Heroes of Bollywood: From selling candies to becoming Salman's Aami's fitness trainer, Rakesh Udiyar's journey is inspiring! August 23, 2016 Team Pinkvilla 'Everything you want is on the other side of fear' This is Rakesh Udiyar's golden mantra in life that has taken him to places. A fitness enthusiast and a trainer to B-Town's most loved actors - Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, Rakesh's journey has been both interesting and inspiring. In a heart-to-heart chat, Rakesh opens up about his struggles, his encounter with Salman and Aamir, his vision in life and more! Excerpts: As a growing child from a slum family, I have always been in sports, like kabbadi and you how it is in a Marathi school and how they teach you. I was always into some or the other sports and I was a naughty kid of my family. Talking about my family background, there was a time when things were good till my father was a contractor with a company called Hamilton Cycles. It was the first company in India to represent cycles. I don't know where things went wrong and my father got a paralysis attack and half of his body just stopped working. In those days, travelling from Ambernath to anywhere wasn't easy, especially in the early 80s. That is when we found out a doctor in Kolkata, who was a specialist in treating paralyzed patients. But it was very expensive for my mom to fly and take him to Kolkata. She could take him only twice or thrice and the only part which was not working was his left side. He used to earn in lacs in those days and all of a sudden everything took a u-turn as he lost out on all contracts. Neither anyone from the dad's family members helped us nor anyone from my mother's side. I was hardly 5-6 years old. There were days when we ate only rice and had black tea and then there were days when we didn't even get that. I have seen such a bad phase. Nobody was ready to even give us Rs. 5 or 10. When my father realized that we really needed some money, he went and cleaned a guy's bathroom that was fully choked. That day he earned Rs. 30 and in his entire life, he never did these kind of things. He came back and when I got to know about it, I felt really bad. That day my brother and I decided to do something which helps our family. My brother's friend Ganesh used to sell hair clips and bangles in the trains between Ulhasnagar and Dadar stations. My brother thought that if we can get Rs. 10 or 20, then even we can start a similar business. I started selling those pepsi candies and those days we used to get that Re. 1 wala pepsi. Wo candy ki tarah aata tha and dhai rupaye ka 100 milta tha and agar wo dhai ka poora bik gaya din mein then you'll get Rs. 5 in a day. So, this is the way I started earning money and this was when I was 7 or 8 years old. And then my brother also started working and he got a job of chai pilane ka and tadka maarne ka.No one used to give him tips, he was given coupons. He used to collect those coupons and then mera dhai dhai rupay karke dus hojata tha din ka. We both collected Rs. 25 and then we bought those hair clips and bangles from Ulhasnagar from galli no. 4 kyunki wahi milta tha sab wholesale ka. If you used to give Rs 25, you'll get stuff worth Rs 50. Ganesh took us there as he knew everything there and my brother then started this thing. I, side by side, used to sell Pepsi. We did this by simultaneously attending school. But one day, my brother got caught in the train for travelling without a ticket. Ganesh came to me and said that your brother has been caught. Ganesh and I went to the ticket collector (TC) and cried in front of him. TC asked us how much was the cost of the material that we sold and also asked us to not do this business and instead wanted us to study. Despite being caught, we did the same thing, the next day, because we were in need of money. But then we realised ki kuch ho nahi ho raha and everytime Rs.25 se kuch hone wala nai hai. By now, my mother also started working in Bandra with a rich family. They were into selling stationery and I still remember her name, it was Mrs. Bina Chiblani. They said that apne bachon ko bhi lekar aao aur unko hum padha denge. This way, my brothers and my sister, we all started working separately, because of which my father became all alone. Later, his health started deteriorating and he got bed-ridden and then one day he lost his battle with life and died. It was shocking for me and I was only 12 yrs old that time. That is when I thought that I have to pursue education and I told Bina aunty that I want to study at least till the 10th standard. While studying, I started working at Amritsari Dhaba, which was near to the Telephone Exchange building in Bandra. I used to attend school in the morning and at night I worked as a delivery boy there. delivery boy ka kaam karta tha. I practiced my free hand exercises to keep fit and would eat whatever was available at the dhaba. I was also in the habit of reading anything related to fitness and diet. I was always attracted to that. So I decided to get into fitness and I approached someone for work. I got my first job at Q's Gym, which was in Khar. I was working as a sweeper there when I was just 16 years old. There, I met two guys' Anil Alapat and Ashok Shinde, who are well-known in the industry, but still people don't know them. All the big trainers come to them to learn, be it Abbas Ali or anyone else. Anil used to give me a magazine called MD (Muscle Developer) which gave much insight into bodybuilding. I was a sweeper back then, but after sometime I got promoted to a spotter (floor trainer). I used to stand there and just see or help the clients with the machines, so one day my friend came to me and said you deserve a place much better than this. After that, I started working at Gym and Tonic in Andheri, where I worked for around two years and then I started training Akhilendra Mishra, which was the first experience of training a celebrity. I later quit the job and shifted to Dubai with my mom. But later I came back to India and started working as a freelancer. When I came back, one of my friends, Siraj Sheikh, who used to work in Golds Gym Bandra, told me that one of his clients needed help. I agreed to help and one day he took me to Arbaaz Khan's place. First day, when Arbaaz bhai came he was having tea and said Yeh chottu help karega? and I said haan! Arbaaz wanted to lose weight for his movie Kissan. Back then, I made Arbaaz bhai reduce from 95 kgs to 83 kgs and gave him a leaner look. That's how I started with celebs. Then I met Dia Mirza, who wanted a diva body. I started working with her and jo jo mujhe pata tha I tried it and she got that perfect look for the film Acid Factory. I finished with her and then I met Prameet Kotak. I learnt lot of functional training from him. It was in 2007 when Prameet and I did TRX Kissan camps, a programme that focused on how a kissan (farmer) used to stay fit, and boot camps which is in vogue now. After I finished Kissan, Arbaaz bhai and I were training for Fashion as he had to bulk up. And one day I got a call late at night and the person said Kya kar raha hai? Main bol raha hun. But then I didn't understand who was on the other side so I hung up the call. Later, I saw a text message by Arbaaz bhai which said Salman bhai will call you. And then he called me again and I picked up the call and said Ji bhai. He said We are shooting for Bodyguard and I need to look way thin and chiselled. And those days, Salman bhai was suffering from that nerve disorder and he couldn't take any supplements. We tried and kept his diet intact and the rest as you know is history. I have never seen someone so dedicated to his exercise routine. Once he starts exercising, he doesn't even look at his cell phone, not even an important call. Even if he is landing from say London or the US at 2 am, he will go and work out and I never say no. I know this guy, if he'll not train, he'll not sleep. He can't live without it and that's his lifestyle. People still don't know who trains Salman and that's how I work. Its not being chupa-rustom, but more the silence, the better it is. And for me, Salman Khan is family. In fact, he helped me get my US visa, when I wanted to go there and train with my guru Dennes James. Had Salman not been there, my visa would have taken longer. As long as getting recognition is concerned, I wanted my work to speak for me and when it started happening, I got many other clients including Aamir Khan, Pulkit Samrat, Kunal Kapoor among others. I met Aamir at a gym in a high end hotel where I used to train someone. He was training there for Dhoom 3. He used to see me and was quite impressed. That's when he came to me and told that he was looking for someone to train his son Junaid, who was putting on weight. He asked me whom all do I train, to which I said, Salman Khan!. He initially didn't believe me, but I guess later, he spoke to Salman sir. Later, I also told bhai that I met Aamir. Thats when Salman sir said that Aree you should train his son. He's very good. But then for six months, there were no calls from Aamir. I went up to bhai and he was like Aamir must be busy. And then after 10 days, I got a call from Aamir's manager and he said that sir would like to speak to you. I went to his house and he said I have a portion to complete for Dhoom 3 and one of PK. And for the same I need to train. I agreed. I started training Aamir after that and then came a challenge - Sultan and Dangal- both were films based on wrestlers. So November 2015, I started working with Salman sir first because Dangal was releasing later. Also, Aamir sir told Pehle tu Salman ka karle!. When I was training Salman sir, it was Rahul Bhatt who jumped in to train Aamir. And then after I was done training Salman bhai, I went back and trained Aamir. I was surprised to see him doing 800 pounds of deadlifts and squats. I have never ever seen anyone except Salman bhai doing such heavy legs training. You'll notice that Aamir and Salman have same kind of legs. It wasn't difficult to train both because Aamir sir trains around 9 in the morning and Salman sir an hour after that or vice-versa. It depends entirely on their schedules and sometimes I even have had to wait till late evenings. After Sultan's teaser came out, I did get compliments for training him. Lot of people told me that he looked beefed up and he looked bigger and stronger. People kept asking me what's the secret and I was like he kept on doing the same things everyday and I just had to switch the programmes. I used to get the same routine of a wrestler and make him do it. Now I am seriously very excited for Dangal as it is all set to hit the theatres soon. And you'll keep getting surprises. You'll also get to see one portion in the film where he looks like a 20-year-old boy. Apart from Salman and Aamir, I am also training a newbie Zaheer Ratansi and I think Salman bhai will launch him. I am also working with many national-level bodybuilders. I want to represent India on international level and change the status of bodybuilding. I have also been training Ram Charan and it's all online and hopefully you'll get to see his new look in his upcoming him. I also trained Daisy Shah. I also train girls for bikini competitions. But the journey hasn't been easy and I have had my share of ups and downs. There have been times when I have been scared of failure and I have dreaded going back to the point from where I started. And at the end, I would just say that, in order to be successful, you have to be scared of something!
2016-08-23Sena workers force bandh in Ulhasnagar after neta's arrest - Times of India
Sena workers force bandh in Ulhasnagar after neta's arrest Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Aug 24, 2016, 01.39 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: Shiv Sena workers on Tuesday forced shops to close and autorickshaws to stop service in some part of Ulhasnagar city, after the party's city president Rajendra Chaudhari was arrested for manhandling Ulhasnagar Municipal corporation staff and damaging furniture at the civic body headquarters. On Monday evening, Sena leader Chaudhari had taken out a morcha to the UMC headquarters, run by own party, to protest the civic body's failure to fix potholes and solve garbage and water problems. When the delegation went to meet UMC commissioner Manohar Hire, the security staff allowed only Chaudhari and some members inside and stopped others. Angered by this, Chaudhari and his aides manhandled some security staff and damaged the office furniture. UMC lodged a complaint with Central police on Monday night. On Tuesday morning, when Chaudhari and four party workers were arrested, his supporters called for a city bandh. After Chaudhari was released on bail in the afternoon, his supporters withdraw their bandh. Meanwhile, UMC headquarters staff called for a pen down protest against the Sena workers.
2016-08-23Kalani's lawyer wants to withdraw from murder case - Press Trust of India
Kalani's lawyer wants to withdraw from murder case Print 15:52 HRS IST Thane, Aug 23 (PTI) In a sudden move, the counsel for incarcerated former Ulhasnagar MLA Suresh Pappu Kalani, who is facing trial for the murder of Ghanshyam Bhatija, informed a sessions court here that he wants to withdraw from the case.Kalani's counsel Bhojraj Jeswani, who appeared for the ex-MLA until recently, filed an application in the court yesterday saying he wanted to move out of the case because he was not getting any brief or instructions from the client.The step taken by Kalani's lawyer to withdraw from the case comes at a time when the witnesses are to be cross-examined and the trial has reached a crucial stage.Judge M J Mirza, in the presence of special public prosecutor Vikas Patil-Shirgaonkar, contacted Kalani through video conference to know from him whether he would like his lawyer to move out of the case and whether he was interested in cross-examining the witnesses. Kalani, who is lodged in Pune's Yerawada prison, however, initially could not hear anything at his end because of poor connectivity. Later, he told the court that he wanted to appear in person. However, the judge informed him that it would not be possible to bring him to court every time and that he could appear through video conference. The court also told Kalani that his application for personal appearance was rejected. The court, while rejecting Kalani's plea for personal appearance, referred to an earlier incident when he had mixed freely with family and friends while on way to the court from Yerawada jail. The prosecutor informed the court that an inquiry has been ordered into a recent incident where a picture, taken on mobile when Kalani was last brought to the court for hearing, had gone viral and kicked up a row.The case has been adjourned for the time being. Kalani and four others had been convicted and awarded life sentence in 2013 in the murder case of Inder Bhatija. He is currently being tried for the murder of Inder's brother Ghanshyam Bhatija. While Ghanshyam (35) was shot dead on February 27, 1990, his younger brother Inder (30) was gunned down two months later on April 28.Both the murders had taken place in Ulhasnagar town of Thane district. Bhatijas were relatives of Kalani, but the political rivalry between the families led to their murder, according to police.
2016-08-2322-year-old lured by job in Dubai reaches Iran, duped of Rs 3.50 lakh - Times of India
22-year-old lured by job in Dubai reaches Iran, duped of Rs 3.50 lakh Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Aug 24, 2016, 01.06 AM IST THANE: The city police have arrested three conmen for allegedly duping a Nashik-based youth of Rs 3.50 lakh under the pretext of offering him a lucrative job in Dubai. The boy, however, landed in Iran and was languished in a dingy room for six months. The victim, Bhushan Jadhav (22), from Nashik, did his diploma in nautical and was on a lookout for a job. He located an office of Matoshtri Ship Management Pvt Ltd, an overseas recruitment agency operational from Kopri. The Anti-Human Trafficking Cell of Thane police arrested the director of the overseas employment company, Shashibhushan Singh from Ulhasnagar, mastermind Dhirajkumar from Bihar and Abhilash Korde from Pune. Elaborating on the modus-operandi, the cops said that the recruitment firm would advertise about jobs abroad through its agent, Dhirajkumar, who told the victim that a Kopri-based agency would help him find one, but at a price. When the victim contacted the agency, he was promised a job at an oil tanker in Dubai for a salary of $600 a month. Singh told him that he would have to shell out Rs 3.50 lakh and bear the travel expenses. "Unsuspecting, the victim's father sold their land in Nashik and also collected funds from relatives and friends for the expenses," said a police official. "Jadhav was asked to spend his travel expenses to Iran and was told that the oil tanker was berthed at Iran and that he would get his job once he landed there," said the police quoting the complaint. However, when he landed at the Bushehr Airport in Iran he was taken to a dingy room and kept along with 25 other people who were brought there from various parts of India. Jadhav alleged that he was kept in the room for a few months and not paid salary. He claimed to have somehow escaped from the place and on reaching India, lodged a complaint with the police. The accused were then arrested from different parts of Maharashtra and Bihar. "We are presently trying to find out if they have cheated more people similarly and if others are involved in the racket," said a police official.
2016-08-2322-Year-Old Duped Of Rs. 4 Lakh With Lure Of Overseas Job, 3 Arrested - NDTV
22-Year-Old Duped Of Rs 4 Lakh With Lure Of Overseas Job, 3 Arrested Mumbai | Press Trust of India | Updated: August 23, 2016 14:12 IST Three people have been arrested in connection with the case. Thane: A 22-year-old man from Nashik was allegedly duped of over Rs 4 lakh by three persons who lured him with a job offer abroad and then sent the victim to Iran where he was tortured, police said today. The accused-Shashi Bhushan Sharayu Singh (36), Dhirajkumar alias Manojkumar Singh (23) and Abhilash Korde (23)-have been arrested in this connection, they said. The victim, Bhushan Rajendra Yadav, from Panchavati in Nashik, was looking for a job when he landed at the office an overseas recruitment agency at Kopri in Thane. Shashi Bhushan, the company director, allegedly promised him a job with a petroleum ship at Dubai for a salary of USD 600 per month, and asked him to pay Rs 3.50 lakh for it and to bear his travel expenses. The victim's father sold his land in Nashik and also collected funds from relatives and friends. The youth allegedly deposited Rs 2 lakh in the Bengaluru bank account of one Arvind Gupta on July 7, 2015, based on instructions from Shashi Bhushan, police said. Later, Korde provided Mr Yadav some documents, including visa to Iran, and asked him to pay an equivalent USD amount of Rs 80,000 to the agent in Iran when he lands there. He was told that the petroleum ship was berthed at Iran and he would get the job once he lands there, police said quoting the complaint. On landing at Bushehr airport at Iran, the victim met two agents and handed them USD 1,200 for further process. However, instead of giving him a job in the petroleum ship, they allegedly took Mr Yadav to a dingy room in Bushehr and dumped him along with 25 others who had been brought there from various parts of India, a release issued by Thane police crime branch said. Mr Yadav was allegedly given sub-standard food for one month and after being tortured, he was put to work in a fishing boat for which he was not paid for six months, police said.Later, Mr Yadav managed to escape from there. He came to India in February this year and lodged a complaint with Thane police on July 30. The crime branch of Thane police took up probe in the case and subsequently arrested Shashi Bhushan from Ulhasnagar on July 31, the main accused Dhirajkumar from his native place at Begusarai in Bihar on August 8, and Korde from Pune on August 16. The accused have been booked under IPC sections 370 (buying or disposing of any person as slave), 344 (wrongful confinement), 420 (cheating) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy). Apart from probe in the case, police are also trying to find out if the accused had cheated others also and if more persons were involved in the racket.
22-Year-Old Duped Of Rs. 4 Lakh With Lure Of Overseas Job, 3 Arrested - NDTV
2016-08-23Pappu Kalani's lawyer wants to withdraw from murder case - Business Standard
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2016-08-22Maharashtra legislature repeals 64 archaic acts: A look at some outdated laws in India - Firstpost
Maharashtra legislature repeals 64 archaic acts: A look at some outdated laws in India FP Staff Aug 22, 2016 13:17 IST Archaic laws are amongthe biggest problems facing India. Apart from the fact that some laws like the one on sedition have led to conflicts and protests in India, there are other laws in our country which are so ridiculous that you wonder why they were created in the first place. However, the Maharashtra legislature took a positive step when it repealed as many as 64 archaic laws on Sunday. Some of these laws date back to 1876. Reuters'Maharashtra Repealing Act, 2016', passed by both houses of the legislature, is a part of larger exercise to delete altogether 191 such irrelevant and outdated legislations which have been deemed fit for removal from the statute book by the Law Commission. These legislations have been divided into ten volumes and are to be repealed in phases, from the ones dating back to 1827 to those passed in 1984. Of the total of 191 acts, 54 concern the Urban Development, 39 relate to the Revenue Department and 14 laws concern the Law and Judiciary. Among the legislations repealed recently is 'The Maharashtra Dog Race-courses Licensing Act, 1976,' which regulated dog races. In these races, an object propelled by mechanical means was chased by dogs. But these dog races stopped taking place a long time back. In fact, we wonder how many people were aware of the fact that there was actually a law on a race for dogs. 'The Tolls on Roads and Bridges Act' dated back to 1875. It empowered the officers to levy toll on road traffic. The rate ranged from Re 1 for four-wheeled carriage on springs to 12 annas for carts and hackery (two wheel cart or sledge on springs drawn by horse or any other animal). 'The Maharashtra Refugees Act, 1948' was meant to regulate registration of refugees coming from 'West Pakistan' during the Partition. Most of these refugees settled in Mumbai, Ulhasnagar and Jalgaon, among other places. This would have been a very appropriate law if we were still living in 1948 and West Pakistan still existed.
Maharashtra legislature repeals 64 archaic acts: A look at some outdated laws in India - Firstpost
2016-08-22Civic polls: Dates announced for delimitation of wards, reserved seats lottery - The Indian Express
Civic polls: Dates announced for delimitation of wards, reserved seats lottery By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Aug 23, 2016, 4:54 For Mumbai, the lottery for women and other backward class reservation would be held on October 3, while it will be held on September 30 for Ulhasnagar and October 7 for the other civic bodies. (Representational) The State Election Commission (SEC) Monday announced dates for the much-awaited process of delimitation of electoral wards and lottery for reserved seats for 10 municipal corporations, including Mumbai. As per the SEC, the draft delimitation list with SC and ST reservation would be announced by September 23 for all 10 civic bodies, including Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nagpur, Ulhasnagar, Pimpri Chinchwad, Solapur, Nashik, Akola and Amravati. For Mumbai, the lottery for women and other backward class reservation would be held on October 3, while it will be held on September 30 for Ulhasnagar and October 7 for the other civic bodies. Then, 15 days time would be given to submit suggestions and objections on it and hearing would be till November 5. The final ward formation would be announced on November 22 for Mumbai and on November 25 for the other civic bodies. The number of corporators in the BMC is fixed at 227, while it will be decided as per the population in Census 2011 for the rest of the corporations. Sources said corporators across party lines have been eagerly waiting for the delimitation and the reservation lottery. Many corporators have halted work in the their wards reportedly due to lack of clarity about the delimitation of wards and the reservations on them, parties admitted. All the political arithmetic for the civic polls will depend on it. In Mumbai, the SC and ST seats will increase. Also, 6-7 municipal wards will be reduced in south Mumbai and increased in the suburbs. This is due to the population shift in the city,” said a senior civic official. The official further said that many corporators in Mumbai have also been attempting to reach out to two-three adjoining wards apart from their own, to secure a ward for themselves. Sources said many corporators and political leaders may switch parties after the announcement of the ward delimitation and reservations. mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com
Civic polls: Dates announced for delimitation of wards, reserved seats lottery - The Indian Express
2016-08-22Maharashtra govt plans state model for AMRUT corpus - The Indian Express
Maharashtra govt plans state model for AMRUT corpus Written by Shubhangi Khapre Mumbai Published:Aug 23, 2016, 4:37 The Maharashtra government is evolving its own financial model to raise a Rs 500-crore corpus for development of cities/towns shortlisted under national project, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The urgency to constitute the corpus funds through loans from World Bank or Asian Development Bank at lower interest rates spread over long term, is to fast track the ongoing 150 civic projects listed under AMRUT to provide viability gap funds to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Maharashtra has shortlisted 43 cities/ towns under AMRUT. The fund-sharing formula is 50 per cent from the Centre and 25 per cent each from the state and ULBs. The Centre has committed Rs 3,500 crore. The state government will provide Rs 1,700 crore and ULB's share required is Rs 1,750 crore. However, the government has realised ULBs with a population of around one lakh are finding it hard to meet the financial component. The state government believes the provision for funds in the 14th Finance Commission for projects under ULBs can be routed for AMRUT under ULB share. It was noted that ULB efforts to mobilise funds often lead to an inordinate delay, cost overruns and failure to meet deadline. The ULBs take more than a year to raise their share thus thwarting the progress of AMRUT. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, after discussing the glitches with department officials, felt they have to address the financial aspects to expedite projects under AMRUT. It was felt they should mediate and evolve a financial model to support ULBs. To begin with, the Rs 500 crore corpus is being set up. In the next two years, corpus funds would be raised to Rs 800 crore. The state government's biggest challenge is to tackle cost escalation and provide a robust financial model which can be sustained for completion of projects under AMRUT. AMRUT is an ambitious project of the Narendra Modi government, launched in 2015. There are 500 cities/towns selected under AMRUT across India, of which 43 cities/towns are from Maharashtra. The 150 projects to be completed include water supply, sewerage, rain harvest and cleanliness drive (Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan) and civic amenities. Principal Secretary (Urban Development) Manisha Mhaiskar said, “The purpose of the corpus funds would be to bridge the viability gap and facilitate ULBs to cope with both completion of projects in a targeted time frame and avoid increase in project cost. Under AMRUT, all projects across 43 towns/cities are expected to be completed between 2015-2019. Although the list of projects appears common, from water supply to sewage, each ULB has its own distinct problems and challenges which have to be treated differently, she observed. The Centre's guidelines for each city/town based on the ratio worked in conformity with the population has been provided to every ULB. The primary objective of AMRUT is to consolidate the civic projects under local municipal corporations and councils in 43 cities/town shortlisted. The cities/ towns selected include Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Kalyan-Dombivli, Navi Mumbai, Solapur, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Amravati, Nanded, Kolhapur, Ulhasnagar, Sangli, Nanded, Jalgaon, Akola, Latur, Dhule, Ahmednagar, Chandrapur, Parbhani, Ichalkaranji, Jalna, Ambernath, Bhusaval, Panvel, Barshi, Yavatmal, Osmanabad, Wardha, Udgir, Hinganghat, Badlapur, Beed, Gondia and Satara.
2016-08-22Maha civic polls likely in mid-Feb '17 - Times of India
Maha civic polls likely in mid-Feb 17 Anjaya Anparthi | Aug 23, 2016, 03.54 AM IST Nagpur: The State Election Commission, on Monday, announced January 1, 2017 as the cut-off date for electoral roll revision for the municipal polls 2017. Polling followed by counting of votes is likely in the first half of February. The SEC has scheduled video conferencing on Tuesday with all 17 including Nagpur, Amravati and Akola from Vidarbha to guide the civic bodies on the pre-poll exercise. With the cut-off date in place, eligible citizens can register themselves as voters by January 1. Existing voters can make changes, if any, also by the date. The NMC, in association with district administration, will close the electoral rolls on January 1 and finalize it. The SEC will also conduct special awareness drive between September 15 and October 14. In municipal elections 2012, the cut-off date was January 5 and the code of conduct was announced with effect from January 3. The code of conduct was in place till February 21. Polling was conducted on February 16 while counting of votes took place on February 17. As per the NMC's schedule, new mayor has to assume charge by March 5. Therefore, entire poll exercise needs to be completed by February first half. The SEC also announced the schedule of ward demarcation and reservations for the purpose. With the revision in ward system (from the existing two-member to four-member), NMC will have to complete the proposal for ward demarcation by September 23. The SEC will approve the draft on September 23 followed by notification inviting suggestions and objections between October 10 and 25. Hearing will take place on November 4 and ward demarcation will be finalized on November 25. As per the SEC's schedule, reservation of wards will be finalized through lucky draw system on October 7, excluding Mumbai and Ulhasnagar corporations. On Tuesday, the SEC is likely to announce the guidelines for preparing draft of ward demarcation. The SEC may also ask the civic bodies to prepare the draft of ward demarcation using satellite imagery. The state election watchdog has already cleared 2011 census as base for ward demarcation. In view of the upcoming polls, additional municipal commissioner Ravindra Kumbhare, who had monitored the poll process in 2012, visited the war room for election at an undisclosed location in the city.
2016-08-22Maharashtra legislature repeals 64 archaic acts: A look at some outdated laws in India - Firstpost
Maharashtra legislature repeals 64 archaic acts: A look at some outdated laws in India FP Staff Aug 22, 2016 13:17 IST Archaic laws are amongthe biggest problems facing India. Apart from the fact that some laws like the one on sedition have led to conflicts and protests in India, there are other laws in our country which are so ridiculous that you wonder why they were created in the first place.However, the Maharashtra legislature took a positive step when it repealed as many as 64 archaic laws on Sunday. Some of these laws date back to 1876. Reuters'Maharashtra Repealing Act, 2016', passed by both houses of the legislature, is a part of larger exercise to delete altogether 191 such irrelevant and outdated legislations which have been deemed fit for removal from the statute book by the Law Commission. These legislations have been divided into ten volumes and are to be repealed in phases, from the ones dating back to 1827 to those passed in 1984. Of the total of 191 acts, 54 concern the Urban Development, 39 relate to the Revenue Department and 14 laws concern the Law and Judiciary. Among the legislations repealed recently is 'The Maharashtra Dog Race-courses Licensing Act, 1976,' which regulated dog races. In these races, an object propelled by mechanical means was chased by dogs. But these dog races stopped taking place a long time back. In fact, we wonder how many people were aware of the fact that there was actually a law on a race for dogs. 'The Tolls on Roads and Bridges Act' dated back to 1875. It empowered the officers to levy toll on road traffic. The rate ranged from Re 1 for four-wheeled carriage on springs to 12 annas for carts and hackery (two wheel cart or sledge on springs drawn by horse or any other animal). 'The Maharashtra Refugees Act, 1948' was meant to regulate registration of refugees coming from 'West Pakistan' during the Partition. Most of these refugees settled in Mumbai, Ulhasnagar and Jalgaon, among other places. This would have been a very appropriate law if we were still living in 1948 and West Pakistan still existed.
Maharashtra legislature repeals 64 archaic acts: A look at some outdated laws in India - Firstpost
2016-08-21Hiranandani Hospital kidney racket: Offered option of illegal donor, claims another complainant - The Indian Express
Hiranandani Hospital kidney racket: Offered option of illegal donor, claims another complainant Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala Mumbai Published:Aug 22, 2016, 2:15 Dayawanti Lulla died in 2008 before a kidney transplant could be carried out. With the probe into the role of doctors in the kidney racket at Hiranandani hospital getting more intensive, another patient has approached the state government and alleged he was offered an illegal donor for his mother's kidney transplant by one of the nephrologists accused in the case. Suresh Lulla's mother, Dayawanti Lulla, then 54, passed away in 2008 before a kidney transplant could be undertaken. Her family claimed none of the willing donors in the family was found compatible and that the doctor treating her, nephrologist Mukesh Shete, had allegedly suggested he could arrange for a donor for Rs 25-30 lakh at a Thane-based private hospital. We were told that a donor could be arranged for her. But someone in our family would require to donate a kidney later to make the paperwork look legal, claimed Suresh, a garment businessman from Ulhasnagar. Soon after the kidney racket was busted at the Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital on July 14, Lulla realised that he was being offered a donor illegally back in 2008 and immediately took to Twitter to post a complaint tagging the handles of Mumbai Police and Mumbai Police commissioner. There has been no response, he said. According to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) probing the illegal transplants at the Hiranandani hospital, investigation would now be done into similar transplants based on case-to-case complaints. He (Lulla) has sent the case details but we first need all the documents from him and a detailed statement. The case will definitely be probed since the doctor involved is an accused in the case, said Dr Gauri Rathod, assistant director at DHS who is also the Maharashtra state organ transplant in-charge. A committee formed at DHS is also probing two additional illegal kidney transplants conducted this year at the Hiranandani hospital under Shete. According to Lulla, his mother was put on dialysis in 2008 at the Apex Kidney Care Center. When her need for dialysis increased to twice and sometimes thrice per week, she was advised to get a kidney transplant. My father and I were ready to donate but we were not compatible. We kept her in hospital for one and a half months, said Lulla. Dayawanti also developed lung infection and was admitted in the intensive care unit. She later entered a comatose condition after the infection from her kidney spread to other organs. On December 11, she was transferred to Hinduja Hospital in a critical condition where she passed away a day later. The family is now claiming that they fought with the Thane-based private hospital where Dayawanti remained admitted for close to 45 days. We didn't know what to do. The doctor told us if our kidneys were not compatible, arrangement could be made and we agreed in order to save her life. But she passed away before a transplant could be carried out, alleged Lulla. He has claimed that Shete knew of the illegal transplant. He has also blamed the hospital for medical negligence in his mother's death. Currently, Shete, along with four other doctors from Hiranandani hospital, is out on bail. He was the nephrologist in-charge for recipient Brijkishore Jaiswal and donor Shobha Thakur when the illegal transplant was stopped by the Powai police on July 14 at the hospital. Thakur had posed as Jaiswal's wife and presented forged documents for the transplant. Meanwhile, the police have also asked the DHS to probe a March transplant in which a 30-year-old man was shown as the brother of a 37-year-old woman and another case in May in which a 36-year-old Gujarat woman was given a kidney by a 42-year-old woman who posed as her sister. The recipient in the second case died days after the transplant. Shete couldn't be reached for a comment.
Hiranandani Hospital kidney racket: Offered option of illegal donor, claims another complainant - The Indian Express
2016-08-21Around 100 NCP workers join BJP in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
Around 100 NCP workers join BJP in Ulhasnagar Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Aug 21, 2016, 06.51 PM IST ULHASNAGAR: Bharatiya Janata Party in the district received a shot in the arm on Sunday as large chunk of Nationalist Congress Party workers led by its senior leaders from city Rajesh Bhoir and Suryakant Madvi joined BJP at an informal function on Sunday in Ulhasnagar. BJP Ulhasnagar district president Kumar Ailani and General Secretary Sanjay Singh welcomed them in to party. "Sincere political persons like Bhoir and Madvi are valuable for any party, he said and hoped that they would continue good work in the BJP". Said Ailani. At least 100 NCP workers who were Bhoir and Madvi's supporters also joined the BJP along with him. Along with, NCP workers two MNS leaders Aslam Shaik and Niranjan Das also joined BJP.
Around 100 NCP workers join BJP in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
2016-08-2164 archaic laws repealed by Maharashtra legislature - Economic Times
64 archaic laws repealed by Maharashtra legislature By PTI | Aug 21, 2016, 08.08 PM IST Of total of 191 acts, 54 concern the Urban Development, 39 relate to Revenue Department and 14 laws concern the Law and Judiciary. MUMBAI: As many as 64 acts, some of them dating back to 1876, were repealed by the Maharashtra legislature during the recently concluded monsoon session. 'Maharashtra Repealing Act, 2016', passed by both houses of the legislature, is a part of larger exercise to delete altogether 191 such irrelevant and outdated legislations which have been deemed fit for removal from the statute book by the Law Commission. These legislations have been divided into ten volumes and are to be repealed in phases, from the ones dating back to 1827 to those passed in 1984. Of the total of 191 acts, 54 concern the Urban Development, 39 relate to the Revenue Department and 14 laws concern the Law and Judiciary. Among the legislations repealed recently is 'The Maharashtra Dog Race-courses Licensing Act, 1976,' which regulated dog races. In these races an object propelled by mechanical means was chased by dogs; such races have become extinct long ago. 'Bombay Racecourses Licensing and Bombay Betting Tax Acts (Extension and Amendment) Act, 1958' provided for levying tax on moneys paid in all forms of races including dog races. In case of default on payment of betting money, the defaulter had to pay fine as an arrear of the land revenue. 'The Tolls on Roads and Bridges Act' dated back to 1875. It empowered the officers to levy toll on road traffic. The rate ranged from Rs 1 for four-wheeled carriage on springs, to 12 annas for carts and hackery (two wheel cart or sledge on springs drawn by horse or any other animal). Even the 'foot-passengers' needed to have special sanction from the Government to walk, use bridges or hill roads and had to pay a toll of three paisas in some areas. The proceeds of the levy would go to construction, repair and maintenance of roads and bridges within the Presidency of Bombay. In 1912, The Bombay Smoke Nuisances Act' was introduced. There was also a Maharashtra (Bombay area) Smoke Nuisances Commission to regulate and take action against illegal alterations in furnaces. 'The Maharashtra Disqualification of Aliens Act, 1918', another colonial-era piece of legislation, debarred 'aliens' (those who were not citizens of India or represented a foreign firm) from voting at elections of certain local bodies in the Presidency of Bombay. 'The Maharashtra Refugees Act, 1948' was meant to regulate registration of refugees coming from West Pakistan during the Partition. Most of these refugees settled in Mumbai, Ulhasnagar and Jalgaon, among other places. The law made it incumbent on the head of the family to register names of family members at the registration centre within seven days of arrival in the state. The law dealing with stray cattle nuisance on roads is perhaps not irrelevant even today! 'The Cattle-Trespass (Bombay Amendment) Act' of 1931 required that owner accept the ownership of the cattle and pay prescribed security. If the seizure of the cattle was held to be legal upon inquiry, the security money was forfeited and owner lost ownership of the cattle too. 'The Indian Lunacy, Bombay District Municipal and Bombay Municipal Boroughs (Amendment) Act, 1936' provided for a local authority for recovery of the cost of the maintenance of the lunatics. 'The Shore Nuisance (Bombay and Kolaba) Act, 1853' empowered the District Collector to remove "Nuisances" like encroachments from the shores of the islands which made up Mumbai town. The purpose was to keep the internal waterways of Mumbai free of encroachment; now these waterways have disappeared.
2016-08-18NGO helps visually-impaired girls to make and sell rakhis - Daily News & Analysis
NGO helps visually-impaired girls to make and sell rakhis
NGO helps visually-impaired girls to make and sell rakhis - Daily News & Analysis
2016-08-18Alert neighbour helps cops nab two burglars in Pimpri - Times of India - Times of India
Alert neighbour helps cops nab two burglars in PimpriTNN | Aug 19, 2016, 04.39 AM IST(Representative Image)PUNE: The Pimpri police arrested two men while they were burgling a house on Wednesday morning, and also recovered Rs 30,000 from them.Senior inspector Vivek Mugalikar said that the police also recovered various equipments used by the duo Dilip Abuja (53), of Ulhasnagar in Thane district, and Sunny Madhanani (54) of Pimpri. An alert neighbour helped the police nab these men. Mugalikar said Dilip Sauda and his family had gone to Pawana river to offer prayers. They had locked their one-storey house in Pimpri, and gone out. Around 1.30am, a neighbour heard some sound from the house. Since the neighbours were aware that Sauda's family was not home, he realised something was amiss, and informed the police control room. "Our night patrolling team, led by sub-inspector Vithhal Bade, was in the area," Mugalikar said.Meanwhile, Sauda and his family returned home and found that the locks of the main gate and door were broken. "Sauda also noticed two men coming out of his house and again returning," Mugalikar said. He said that the police team, which rushed to the spot, went inside the house and arrested the duo.Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.RELATEDFrom around the webMore from The Times of IndiaRecommended By Colombia From Around the WebMore From The Times of IndiaRecommended By Colombia CommentsCharacters Remaining: 3000OR PROCEED WITHOUT REGISTRATIONShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSIGN IN WITHFacebookGoogleEmailRefrain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks, name calling or inciting hatred against any community. 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2016-08-16slab collapse in ulhasnagar - maharashtra times
slab collapse in ulhasnagar Maharashtra Times| Aug 17, 2016, 03.00 AM IST
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2016-08-16MSRTC ordered to pay 9 lakh to ageing parents of youth killed by speeding bus - Times of India
MSRTC ordered to pay 9 lakh to ageing parents of youth killed by speeding bus Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Aug 17, 2016, 12.27 AM IST Thane: The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) awarded a compensation of Rs 9.14 lakh to the parents of a 20-year-old youth who died after being run over by a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus in 2015. MACT member KT Vadane directed MSRTC to pay the compensation to Ulhasnagar-based Kaant Sharma and Pushpa, the parents of Ashish who was fatally knocked down by an MSRTC bus on the Kalyan-Murbad road, around 6.30 pm on January 9, 2015. Sharma, riding pillion of a bike, was heading towards Kambagaon along with a friend when the accident happened. It is learnt that MSRTC bus was speeding and being driven in a rash & negligent manner. Sharma sustained multiple injuries and died on the spot. The Kalyan taluka police registered a case of rash driving against the MSRTC bus driver. The Sharmas dragged the MSRTC to court holding the bus driver accountable for the death of their son due to rash and negligent driving. The ageing couple claimed that the accident had not only deprived them of their son but also of care and livelihood as he was the bread-winner for them. Ashish was working as a supervisor with a Ulhasnagar-based trader earning Rs 10,000 per month and the loss has pushed them into financial crisis, they said. The MSRTC's legal team denied that the accident occurred due to the sole negligence of the bus driver and instead blamed it all on the rider and even contested his age, occupation, salary, etc. They argued that the rider was speeding and was not observing rules and could not control his vehicle. Claiming that the bike slipped and collided with the MSRTC bus, they requested the court to dismiss the application. MACT member Vadane perused the FIR registered in the case and ruled that the MSRTC bus driver was as fault. After considering the youth's income for the rest of his working years and the finance required to attend to his parents basic needs, the MACT ordered MSRTC to pay Rs 9.14 lakh to the family with an interest of 8% per annum from the date of application till realization of the compensation. It includes the future loss of dependency to Rs 8.64 and Rs 25,000, towards the costs incurred on the funeral of the deceased and another Rs 25,000 for the loss of love and affection of their son.
2016-08-15Kalyan BJP MLA celebrates I-Day with a difference - Times of India
Kalyan BJP MLA celebrates I-Day with a difference Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Aug 15, 2016, 09.00 PM IST KALYAN: BJP MLA from Kalyan Narendra Pawar on Monday celebrated Independence Day with a difference. To express his gratitude to the soldiers for their contribution to the country, Pawar climbed down from 19th floor building doing rappelling with Indian Spiderman Gaurav Sharma.The program was organised at Vasant Velly building in Kalyan which witnessed heavy crowd from the city. During rappelling, Sharma first climbed on 19th floor building in 12 minutes and later Sharma and Pawar together climbed down doing rappelling. Pawar said, "I decided to do rappelling to say thanks to soldiers who are keeping us safe from enemies of the nation". He said our soldiers do hard work for nation by putting their lives in danger and this was a way to honour them. Spiderman Sharma was very happy with Pawar's act. "I have performed rappelling several times but I got very happy when Pawar approached me saying he too wanted to do rappelling to honour our soldiers". On the other side in Ulhasnagar, soldier Rajendra Hadale who participated in Kargil war performed flag hosting at Valmiki chowk in the event organised by BJP leaders Kumar Ailani and Prakash Makhija.
Kalyan BJP MLA celebrates I-Day with a difference - Times of India
2016-08-15I-Day stunt: Neta rappels down bldg - Times of India
I-Day stunt: Neta rappels down bldg Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Aug 15, 2016, 11.13 PM IST BJP MLA Narendra Pawar from Kalyan made a date with gravity this Independence Day by rappelling down 19 floors of a building with "Indian Spiderman" Gaurav Sharma, a former martial arts trainer for Mumbai police. Thousands turned up on Monday to watch the neta's stunt, which he said was aimed at mimicking the bravery of Indian soliders. Pawar told TOI: "Since our soldiers put their lives in danger, I wanted to do something daring in their honour." 'Spiderman Sharma' said he was happy to join in. Meanwhile, Kargil hero Rajendra Hadale hoisted the flag in Ulhasnagar.
I-Day stunt: Neta rappels down bldg - Times of India
2016-08-12NDRF team to be permanently stationed in Thane - Times of India
NDRF team to be permanently stationed in Thane PTI | Aug 12, 2016, 04.54 PM IST Thane, Aug 12 () The district administration has decide to have an NDRF team permanently stationed here for quick response in view of the recent incidents of building collapse in Thane. Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde told this to reporters last evening after a review meeting with senior district officials. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team would initially be accommodated at a temporary place. At a pre-monsoon review meeting of the district, the Kalyan Dombivili Municipal Corporation had raised the issue and sought stationing of the NDRF at Thane to avoid any delay in responding to mishaps. During the last one year, there have been several incidents of building collapse and other mishaps in which about 40 people lost their lives. The incidents discussed at the meeting yesterday included the two recent building collapses in Bhiwandi, the industrial mishap at Dombivili MIDC and also another building collapse in Thane city. Shinde also directed the authorities to issue certificate of occupation to all those who are made to vacate the 'dangerous' (category) buildings, which are to be pulled down by the civic bodies. The occupants should not lose their right of dwelling when the plot is taken for redevelopment, he said, adding that the owner/builder will not be issued occupancy certificate till he guarantees accommodation to occupants in the new structure. Till then, they should be either given alternative accommodation or rent for the occupancy, the minister said. It was also decided at the meeting that all buildings which have completed 10-15 years will go in for structural audit in addition to those which have completed 30 years. The meeting was informed that there were a total of 3,335 'dangerous' buildings in Thane city, and 90 'most dangerous', of which 25 have been razed so far. There were 357 dangerous buildings in Kalyan and 60 most dangerous buildings were being pulled down. In Bhiwandi, there were 216 most dangerous buildings of which 27 have become dilapidated and the process of pulling them down was on. Besides, there were 500 dangerous buildings in the powerloom town. Also, Ulhasnagar has 50 most dangerous and 77 dangerous buildings, Ambernath has 87 dangerous buildings and Badlapur has 32.
2016-08-10Fadnavis has new bold plans for MMR, but are they inclusive? - Hindustan Times
Fadnavis has new bold plans for MMR, but are they inclusive? Smruti Koppikar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai Updated: Aug 10, 2016 10:48 IST The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) has caught the attention of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. The MMR, one of the fastest growing urban clusters in India, was mostly treated as an extended far suburb of Mumbai and home to the city's working population. The concept of integrating it into a common metropolitan region is more than 40 years old but the idea of planned and sustainable development across it was not a priority for state governments. Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar, Kalyan-Dombivli, Bhiwandi-Nizampur and Ulhasnagar comprise the MMR. Each has its own municipal corporation. The MMR is now poised to be the world's largest urban cluster, or urban agglomeration as planners call it. The eight cities are spread across 4,355 square kilometres, have a total population of 20.75 million and growing the size of Sri Lanka or Romania and a services-driven economy projected to grow at 7% to 9% annually. Projections are that the MMR will house a staggering 37 million people by 2032 and nearly 44 million by 2052, and could be the most complex urban regions in the world to govern. The MMR is one of the two most exciting urban agglomerations in the world to track, Saskia Sassen, the renowned sociologist and urban studies scholar, had told me way back in 2007 during the Urban Age conference in Mumbai. The other was Shanghai in China. Fadnavis announced a decision for the MMR last weekend which his predecessors had shied away from a uniform set of Development Control Regulations. Accordingly, the region will have an unvarying set of rules and protocols which determine land use, construction and building norms, reservation of plots, open spaces and amenities. It is a decision of far-reaching consequences for the region which is not a naturally homogenous or uniform area in geographical, physical, climatic or cultural features. It had become necessary to bring order to the random and chaotic growth that most MMR cities have seen in the last decade. But the uniform set of regulations ignores the inter-regional differences, the unique urban-rural mix in some of the cities like Vasai-Virar, and the right of citizens to determine the growth of their city. There were serious deliberations about a uniform DCR for the MMR during Prithviraj Chavan's tenure but he did not bite the bullet. The uniform DCR is a route to more structured and planned development of the region, Fadnavis said. He apparently wants it be India's financial capital region. In February, he had unveiled the comprehensive mobility plan for transport corridors between Mumbai and the other cities of the MMR. The move towards uniform regulations is the big flamboyant idea which Fadnavis hopes will bring the big boys of foreign investment to the region. By now, Fadnavis must have read the clutch of vision or development plans for the MMR. The DCR would have to dovetail into the ideas in the plans. The more recent ones include the McKinsey Global Institute's report of 2010 and the Concept Plan for MMR of 2011 shepherded by the Mumbai Transformation Support Unit. They are useful, impressively worded, good-looking documents that only lavish resources can yield. But do they reflect the voices and aspirations of the millions who live and work in the MMR? Development plans have the tendency to place land use and land-banking for industry and commerce above all other considerations. The top-down plans prepared by bureaucrats and private consultants offer a vision which is not that of all classes of citizens, as architect-planners Hussain Indorewala and Shweta Wagh pointed out about Mumbai's DP. Along with NGOs, they facilitated meetings in Mumbai last year in which a number of stakeholder citizens groups articulated their needs and visions for Mumbai. This led to the People's Vision Document which reads significantly different from the official development plan. Fadnavis's decisions for the MMR appear bold but will they create a megacity that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive? The jury is out on that.
Fadnavis has new bold plans for MMR, but are they inclusive? - Hindustan Times
2016-08-10Employee of cash collection agency waylaid, robbed of 21 lakh by 4 armed men on 2 bikes - Times of India
Employee of cash collection agency waylaid, robbed of 21 lakh by 4 armed men on 2 bikes Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Aug 11, 2016, 12.15 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: Four unidentified men on motorbikes looted Rs21 lakh from an employee of a cash collection company from Ulhasnagar on Monday evening. 'The employee, Sandeep Utekar (30), who works for Safeguard cash Management Company in Andheri was tasked with collecting cash from different firms and depositing it in the company's bank account. The police said that Utekar, who was on his bike, was on the way to deposit Rs 21 lakh that had been collected when four men on two bikes intercepted his two-wheeler, throwing him off the vehicle. Two of the four men brandished knives while a third snatched his bag containing the cash and fled. Utekar, said the police, immediately alerted his branch manager before lodging a complaint at Central police station in Unlhasnagar against the four unidentified bikers. A police officer said they are checking footage from cameras insatlled in the area to get clues to the identity of the accused.
2016-08-1043 Pak nationals in Thane seek Indian citizenship - Times of India
43 Pak nationals in Thane seek Indian citizenship Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Aug 11, 2016, 12.41 AM IST THANE: As many as 43 Pakistani nationals living in Thane district for decades on Wednesday applied for Indian citizenship seeking better future of their children here. They submitted their applications under the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 at a special camp organized by the Thane district collector's office on Wednesday. Several others who attended the camp expressed their desire to seek Indian citizenship and sought clarifications about the law and the process. District officials say they have received 55 applications since June. P Matlani, a native of Larkana in Sindh province who has been living here on a long-term visa, was one of the people who has sought assistance in settling down in India permanently. "I came to India several decades ago. My wife got a citizenship status in 1985. Now, I and my daughters have applied for it," Matlani said. These are people who stayed on in Pakistan during the Partition and whose extended, and in a few cases immediate, families moved to India. They migrated to Maharashtra from Pakistan later and continued to stay using long-term visa. Most of them have settled in Ulhasnagar and Kopri in city limits and have have businesses here something, they say, that wouldn't have been possible in Pakistan. Sexagenarian Dhanji Puffal, an acupuncturist who stays in Thane suburbs, said, "I see better prospects for my daughters and my grandchildren here in India. I am here on an extended visa, and am now trying to seek citizenship."
2016-08-10Duo injured after car rams into bike at Kopri - Times of India
Duo injured after car rams into bike at Kopri Shrutika Sukhi | TNN | Aug 11, 2016, 01.13 AM IST THANE: A motorcycle-borne 30-year-old business man suffered injuries after a four-wheeler rammed into his bike at Kopri on Monday evening. Sanjay Rajak, a resident of Dhobighat, Kopri was heading towards Kopri when an unidentified car rammed into the right side of his bike due to which he suffered injuries. "Rajak was coming from his workplace at Ulhasnagar and heading home with his sister on the bike when a four wheeler came from the opposite side and rammed into his motorcycle near Sri Ma high school. Due to the impact, the duo fell from the bike and suffered leg injuries. The driver of the four-wheeler did not stop his car to see if the duo was injured," said a police official from Kopri. The police have registered a case against the unidentified driver for rash driving and endangering the life or personal safety of others.
2016-08-09QCrime: Man Sets Wife on Fire, 20-Year-Old Kills Pedestrian & More - The Quint
QCrime: Man Sets Wife on Fire, 20-Year-Old Kills Pedestrian & More The Quint Today, 16 hours ago 1. Panchayat Pradhan Sentenced For Life: A local court sentenced the Panchayat Pradhan of BJP-ruled Muchia gram panchayat Shyamal Mondal for life on Monday for the murder of P Ghosh, which took place on 26 December 2011. Mondal, along with Monoranjan Sarkar and Ramjibon Sarkar, had beaten the victim to death after he accused Mondal's cows of having damaged his crop. Source: Business Standard 2. Driver Sets Wife on Fire After Argument: A taxi driver has been arrested in Chennai for allegedly setting his wife on fire inside their car after an argument. The police said that the driver Jayapaul and his wife Prema had a heated argument on Sunday about the driver not giving his wife enough money to run the household.The police added the driver poured petrol on his wife and set her on fire. Source: NDTV 3. 20-Year-Old Rams His BMW Into a Pedestrian: The Mumbai police arrested a 20-year-old student for ramming his BMW into a pedestrian and killing him. The accused tested negative for alcohol, and a case of rash and negligent driving was registered against him.A police official said that the identity of the victim could not be ascertained. Source: Times of India 4. Man Dupes Victim of Rs 46 Lakh: A man was arrested in Phagwara (Punjab) on Monday for allegedly duping a person of Rs 46 lakh. The fraudster told the person he duped that he would get his NRI cousin Tarwinder Singh Tally who is currently lodged in jail on murder chargers released.The victim said that he paid the amount in the presence of Harbans Singh, the Sarpanch of Tut Kalan village. Source: India Today 5. Four Persons Arrested For Selling a Woman and Forcing Her to Marry: The Gujarat police arrested four persons for selling a woman and forcing her to marry one of them on Monday. The woman was sold for Rs 1.18 lakh and the buyer forced her to marry another man, who was arrested for raping the victim.According to the police, the accused Ranjana Patil called the victim to Ulhasnagar police station. Patil had told the victim that she would give her a job.She then took the victim to Andheri, gave her a spiked drink, and sold her in Gujarat. Source: The Indian Express 6. Minor Rapes Five-Year-Old Girl: The police arrested a 17-year-old boy for allegedly raping a five-year-old dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh. The accused, who is also a dalit, used to visit the victim's house often.The victim's clothes were recovered from the accused and rape was confirmed after a medical examination of the girl. Source: Business Standard 7. Elderly Couple Attacked in Delhi: An elderly couple was was brutally attacked when they were taking an evening walk in New Delhi. The attackers slit the throats of the couple. The woman passed away and the man, who was stabbed several times in is stomach, is battling for life in the hospital. Source: Times of India 8. Minor Girl Kidnapped and Raped: A 23-year-old man Sesha Singh was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a nine-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh. The accused raped the victim in an empty house, where she was later found in an unconscious state.The girl has been sent for a medical examination. Source: Hindustan Times 9. Auto Driver Arrested For Harassing Two Reporters: An auto driver was arrested in New Delhi for harassing two reporters on Sunday. The Police said that the accused, Vishnu Nath, did not have a GPS locator or proper documents. The auto (DL IR Q5626) did not have a GPS locator that is mandatory in Delhi. It also didn't have complete documents. So a case under the Motor Vehicles Act has also been filed.Senior Police Officer Source: Times of India
2016-08-094 held from gujarat for selling woman from Thane - The Asian Age
4 held from gujarat for selling woman from Thane Aug 10, 2016 | Age Correspondent | Thane Share Four people have been arrested from Gujarat for allegedly selling a 30-year-old Thane-based woman and forcing her to marry one of them, the police said on Tuesday. Of the four accused arrested on Monday, two are women, assistant police inspector P.P. Choudhari of Ulhasnagar police station said, adding that police was on the lookout for two others in this connection. The victim, who resides in camp no. 2 of Thane, was taken to Unja of Mehsana district in Gujarat and sold for `1.18 lakh and the buyer later got her married to another man from the same place, who was held on the charge of repeatedly raping her, he said. According to the police, on July 16, accused Ranjana Patil had called the victim to Ulhasnagar police station under the pretext of giving her a job. She then took the victim to Andheri and gave her a spiked drink and took her to Gujarat, where Patil sold her to her uncle. “There, with the help of another accused Ramila Popatlal Patel, the victim was sold to one Jitubai Hasmukhlal Daarji,” the complaint said. There, one advocate Pujaji Talaji Thakur, fabricated documents and forcibly got the victim married to Jitbai Daarji, it added.  Share Tweet Newsmakers Humans used tools to butcher animals 250,000 years ago Researchers identify brain’s ‘physics engine’ 60 per cent of Maldives’ coral reefs bleached Meat is as bad for your waist as sugar Are black holes ‘doors’ to another universe? MostRead MostCommented MostEmailed Rs 350 crore saved in construction of 3 city flyovers Realistic fantasy Mehbooba Mufti may attend RSS-backed meet in JNU Sushma Swaraj rushes aid to 10,000 Indians starving in Saudi Arabia Railways plan big shakeup of officer cadre Scores injured in violent J&K clashes Vibrant textile traditions thrive in Northeast No Articles Found Railways, Tata-led panel clash on roadmap 50-year-old dies of gangrene, KEM admits to lapse NIA-style agency for cyber terror BJP moves in to consolidate UP vote bank Over 900 genes linked to alcoholism identified 2 Indigo planes avert mid-air crash, none hurt ‘Bail proves cops framing MLAs’ Columnists   Why Pak isn’t quite like TurkeyBhopinder Singh The similarities between Pakistan and Turkey are eerie — both were born of Islamic lands that portended an aspired identity of modernism and secularism.Free people from ‘dictatorship’ of 0.01%Vandana Shiva The only way to counter globalisation just a plot of land in some central place, keep it covered in grass, let there be a single tree, even a wild tree.” This is how dear friend and eminent writer Mah Horoscope Select your sign Aquarius Aries Cancer Gemini Leo Libra Pisces Sagittarius Scorpio Taurus Virgo capricorn Home India Metros International Business Opinion Sports Entertainment Life & Style Newsmakers Books E-Paper Science + Health 4 held from gujarat for selling woman from Thane Aug 10, 2016 | Age Correspondent | Thane Four people have been arrested from Gujarat for allegedly selling a 30-year-old Thane-based woman and forcing her to marry one of them, the police said on Tuesday. Of the four accused arrested on Monday, two are women, assistant police inspector P.P. Choudhari of Ulhasnagar police station said, adding that police was on the lookout for two others in this connection. The victim, who resides in camp no. 2 of Thane, was taken to Unja of Mehsana district in Gujarat and sold for `1.18 lakh and the buyer later got her married to another man from the same place, who was held on the charge of repeatedly raping her, he said. According to the police, on July 16, accused Ranjana Patil had called the victim to Ulhasnagar police station under the pretext of giving her a job. She then took the victim to Andheri and gave her a spiked drink and took her to Gujarat, where Patil sold her to her uncle. There, with the help of another accused Ramila Popatlal Patel, the victim was sold to one Jitubai Hasmukhlal Daarji, the complaint said. There, one advocate Pujaji Talaji Thakur, fabricated documents and forcibly got the victim married to Jitbai Daarji, it added.
2016-08-09Ulhasnagar locals cry foul over water cuts - Daily News & Analysis
Ulhasnagar locals cry foul over water cuts
Ulhasnagar locals cry foul over water cuts - Daily News & Analysis
2016-08-084 held from Gujarat for selling woman & forcing her to marry - India Today
4 held from Gujarat for selling woman & forcing her to marry PTI August 9, 2016 UPDATED 01:05 IST Four persons have been arrested from Gujarat for allegedly selling a 30-year-old Thane-based woman and forcing her to marry one of them, police said today. Of the four accused arrested yesterday, two are women, Assistant Police Inspector P P Choudhari of Ulhasnagar police station said adding that police were on the lookout for two others in this connection. The victim, who resides in Camp no 2 of Thane, was taken to Unja of Mehsana district in Gujarat and sold for Rs 1.18 lakh and the buyer later got her married to another man, who was held on the charge of repeatedly raping her, from the same place, he said. According to police, on July 16, 2016, accused Ranjana Patil, had called the victim to Ulhasnagar police station under the pretext of giving her a job. She then took the victim to Andheri and gave her a spiked drink and took her to Gujarat, where Patil sold her to her uncle. "There, with the help of another accused Ramila Popatlal Patel, the victim was sold to one Jitubai Hasmukhlal Daarji," the complaint said. "There, one advocate Pujaji talaji Thakur, fabricated documents and forcibly got the victim married to Jitbai Daarji, who repeatedly raped the victim," the complaint added. The victim said in her complaint that the offence took place between July 16 to August 06, 2016. The police said that four accused except Ranjana Patil and her uncle, have been arrested in this connection. They have been booked under various IPC sections and further investigation is on.
2016-08-08Derelict buildings: Time to go beyond the typical ways? - Hindustan Times
Derelict buildings: Time to go beyond the typical ways? Shailesh Gaikwad, Hindustan Times | Updated: Aug 09, 2016 00:42 IST Within a week, 16 people have lost their lives in two incidents of building collapse in Bhiwandi, once known as a textile town, about 40 kilometers north of Mumbai. The local authorities have sought to shrug off their responsibility pointing out that the names of these buildings were among the structures that were found dangerous to live and the residents had been asked to vacate the same. Within a span of few days, it is the second instance of how our governance system works whether it was the two buildings in Bhiwandi or the century old bridge on Savitri river on Mumbai-Goa highway that collapsed and over 40 people are feared dead. The bridge was found to be safe in the inspection of the public works department. Authorities, the selected ones (administration) or the elected ones (politicians), work in a typical bureaucratic way without going beyond the obvious. And this is exactly where the problem lies when it comes to the plight of thousands of families living in old and dilapidated as well as illegally built buildings in Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Most of these buildings are in bad shape either because of the age of the structure or inferior quality material used to build them--and need to be demolished and rebuilt. There are hundreds of such buildings in neighbouring cities Thane (including Kalwa-Mumbra), Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Mira Road and Bhayander. These areas have been housing industries that provided employment and those working there needed cheap housing. Also, thousands of people who couldn't afford to buy or even rent houses in Mumbai, shifted there. In past three decades, several small builders or slumlords built those structures and sold or rented to these hapless people. As all these areas are now better connected and the population is increased, housing rates have gone up and these people are stuck in their houses. They don't have money to buy or rent houses in the same areas and don't trust authorities and builders to give them tenements in rebuilt structures if they vacate the crumbling structures for redevelopment. This is why people are even risking their lives and continue to stay in the dilapidated building that may not withstand a few spells of heavy rains. Mumbai too has more than 14,000 dilapidated buildings built decades ago. The government has one solution, redevelopment or recently cluster development where structures in a particular area are demolished to make way for planned development. Successive governments have tried different methods but redevelopment or cluster development has not really taken off. Corruption and greed are seen as biggest obstacles. Often, the plans are drawn but either the builders don't want to participate if they can’t earn super profits that they are used to or there is no agreement between landlords and tenants or flat owners on a redevelopment model. In several cases, projects get stuck in fight between competing builders or two groups of residents. There are other reasons such as red-tapism or legal disputes between two groups. Because of the high real estate rates, redevelopment is seen by many as a golden opportunity to make money that includes people in the local municipal and government authorities and politicians. If the builders don't want to get involved since they can't make hefty profits, the government can try roping in its agencies like MHADA (Maharashtra Housing Area and Development Authority) or CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation Limited) who already have experience of building mass housing projects. The profit margin of the government agencies won't be big enough to scuttle the project. Last week, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cleared a proposal for uniform development control rules for cities in the MMR excluding Mumbai. The move is expected to spur a more structured development of entire MMR region which the state government wants to develop on the lines of National Capital Region (NCR). The government needs to show political will to go beyond the typical ways to resolve the long-pending issue of redevelopment of dilapidated buildings. If it acts fast, it may save some lives.
Derelict buildings: Time to go beyond the typical ways? - Hindustan Times
2016-08-0615 of family stranded in Lavasa hotel after another landslide - Mid-Day
15 of family stranded in Lavasa hotel after another landslide By Vinod Kumar Menon Posted 06-Aug-2016 A fresh landslide at Lavasa on Friday has left 15 members of a family from Mumbai, Thane and Ulhasnagar stranded at the much-sought-after holiday destination. The family has been forced into a longer vacation At present, apart from these 15 people, all the four major hotels in Lavasa are vacant. All hotels have cancelled their advance bookings until Sunday. Mahesh Tawani (69), a resident of Borivili, who is among those stranded, said, We came to Lavasa on Wednesday and were to leave on Friday morning, but when we had gone some distance, we were informed about a new landslide and decided to return to the hotel. Kamlesh Mirani (62), who is from Juhu, said, We want to return to Mumbai at the earliest, but thanks to the landslide, it won't be a smooth drive back. Mirani said, On Friday morning, many vehicles before ours managed to pass through the landslide location. When it was our turn, the staff stopped us as they had got news of another landslide nearby. We were advised to return to our hotel. When asked if there was any shortage of food or other essentials at their hotel, Hemant Pai, the reservation in-charge said, We have stocked up on all essentials for at least the next three days, and are hoping that by then the road connectivity issue is sorted out. We have cancelled all advance bookings till Sunday. At the largest hotel, Fortune Select Dasve, which has 60 guest rooms, front office manager, Amit Srivastava, said, We had a good number of advance bookings for the weekend, but because of the landslide, we had to cancel all. We hope things return to normal in the next two days. A staffer at one of the hotels, on condition of anonymity, told mid-day that they were facing a shortage of milk and bread and were having laundry issues because the landslide had cut off connectivity. Kamal prasad Maske, security head at Lavasa Corporation, said, Heavy rain is affecting the road work and it could take a few days before the situation returns to normal. Naveen Dak, Manager at Lavasa Corporation, said, Our team is working to restore vehicular movement and we are hopeful that by Saturday evening, we will be able to get back to normal.
15 of family stranded in Lavasa hotel after another landslide - Mid-Day
2016-08-06Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis brings in reforms to boost affordable housing - The Indian Express
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis brings in reforms to boost affordable housing By: Express News Service Mumbai Published:Aug 7, 2016, 2:30 In another decision, the Devendra Fadnavis government also sanctioned excluded part for Bhiwandi notified area, which includes 51 villages, sops for rapid development. The Maharashtra government on Saturday sanctioned the provision of four Floor Space Index in Development Control Rules (DCR) for redevelopment of clusters in Navi Mumbai and CIDCO new town development authority area. The step is expected to boost growth centres, transport and affordable housing in extended satellite towns of Mumbai. In another decision, the Devendra Fadnavis government also sanctioned excluded part for Bhiwandi notified area, which includes 51 villages, sops for rapid development. Bhiwandi which is the textile hub, is being developed as a warehouse centre complete with more affordable houses, logistic parks and other amenities. The decisions will extend to Thane, Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Vasai-Virar and Mira Bhayander municipal corporations. Another significant decision was to implement uniform DCR rules across 14 D Class municipal corporations across Maharashtra. This is for the first time such a decision has been taken to bring wholistic development to benefit the lower middle class and poor sections of society. For long, the development model for D class municipal corporation was in a state of neglect and adhoc, resulting in lack of quality life in terms of affordable housing and civic amenities for the lower middle class and the poor. The state has sanctioned 2.5 FSI to provide basic amenities to the urban poor in Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Area. Based on the impact assessement report of CIDCO, the reforms are aimed at putting a stop to unplanned development in and around the Gaothan areas. The chief minister has given the nod for all six municipal corporations in Greater Mumbai region. The uniform DCR draft would be put up for suggestions and objections in public domain.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis brings in reforms to boost affordable housing - The Indian Express
2016-08-05College girl crushed in bid to get off train she boarded by mistake - Times of India
College girl crushed in bid to get off train she boarded by mistake Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Aug 5, 2016, 07.08 AM IST Thane: A college student from Kalyan was killed after she tried to alight from a running train between Diva and Niljhe stations on Sunday evening after realizing she had boarded a wrong train. The girl, Aarti Singh, a class XII student of RKT College in Ulhasnagar, lost her balance and came under the wheels of the train. She had gone to Vashi to collect some college admission forms. The girls decided to take a long- distance train to Kalyan as suburban trains were crowded. She jumped off the express train she had boarded as she feared she would be scolded for reaching home late. As the train slowed down near Niljhe station, she jumped off but was crushed under the wheels of the moving train, her sister told TOI. She was taken to hospital where she was declared dead. A case of accidental death has been registered.
College girl crushed in bid to get off train she boarded by mistake - Times of India
2016-08-04College girl crushed in bid to get off train she boarded by mistake ... - Times of India
College girl crushed in bid to get off train she boarded by mistake Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Aug 5, 2016, 01.46 AM IST Thane: A college student from Kalyan was killed after she tried to alight from a running train between Diva and Niljhe stations on Sunday evening after realizing she had boarded a wrong train. The girl, Aarti Singh, a class XII student of RKT College in Ulhasnagar, lost her balance and came under the wheels of the train. She had gone to Vashi to collect some college admission forms. The girls decided to take a long- distance train to Kalyan as suburban trains were crowded. She jumped off the express train she had boarded as she feared she would be scolded for reaching home late. As the train slowed down near Niljhe station, she jumped off but was crushed under the wheels of the moving train, her sister told TOI.
2016-08-01Mumbai: Fugitive bookie Anil Jaisinghani's file vanishes from court, again - Daily News & Analysis
Mumbai: Fugitive bookie Anil Jaisinghani's file vanishes from court, again
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