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January-2015 News & Updates from the City of Ulhasnagar/Sindhunagar, Maharashtra, India. Ulhasnagar City News indexed across timeline for easy retrieval.

2015-01-31कल्याण, उल्हासनगर में चोरों और चेन स्नैचरों का खौफ
कल्याण, उल्हासनगर में चोरों और चेन स्नैचरों का खौफ Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 08:30AM IST निज संवाददाता, उल्हासनगर उल्हासनगर परिमंडल में इस समय चोरो और चेन स्नैचरों का गिरोह पुलिस के आला अधिकारियो के लिए सिरदर्द बनता जा रहा है। स्नैचरों का बाईक गिरोह शाम ढलते ही राह चलती महिलाओं और युवतियों के गले की चेन लेकर उड़न-छू हो जा रहे हैं। पुलिस की लाख कोशिशों के बाद भी इनकी जारी रहने से शहर वाशी भयभीत हो गए हैं।मिली जानकारी के अनुसार गुरुवार दिन दहाड़े 3 से 5 बजे के बीच आकाश गंगा अपार्टमेंट, बेफिक्री चौक की दूसरी मंजिल पर रहने वाले चंदर लाल वदारिया फ्लैट का दरवाजा बंद कर अपने निजी काम से चले गए थे। घर को बंद देख अज्ञात चोर सेंध लगाकर अंदर घुस गए और कपाट के लॉकर में रखा 28 तोला सोना और एक लाख रूपये की नकदी लेकर चंपत हो गए। तकरीबन 8 लाख रुपयों के जेवरात की चोरी का मामला उल्हासनगर पुलिस ने दर्ज कर लिया है। इसी तरह कल्याण के गांधारी में अग्रवाल कॉलेज के कंपाउंड से वालधुनी लक्ष्मी टावर आ रही सुनीता के बगल से गुजर रहे दो बाइक सवार उसका मंगलसूत्र और चेन खींचकर फरार हो गए।
2015-01-30A 7-step blueprint to recreate Mumbai - Mid-Day
A 7-Step Blueprint To Recreate Mumbai Jan 30, 2015, 17:05 IST To improve the quality of life in Mumbai and fully realise its economic potential, the Maharashtra government needs to make a big push on three fronts—planning, funding, and governance over the next five to ten years The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), contributes 5% to India’s GDP, 33% to Maharashtra’s GDP, and accounted for 5% of India’s urban population in 2012. By 2030, MMR alone will be bigger than many countries today in both demographic and economic terms. With a population of more than 21 million, it will be more populous than Australia and with its GDP at about $230 billion in 2030, its economy will be bigger than that of Thailand or Hong Kong today. Despite its eye-popping demographics and economic potential, the quality of life in Mumbai has steadily declined and it will continue to do so if current practices of city management persist. For example, only 47% of the sewage generated is treated, and the number of peak vehicles per lane kilometre is 170 compared to an ideal 112. This is despite the well-celebrated current investments in marquee infrastructure projects, such as Mumbai Metro Line 1, the Worli–Bandra Sea Link, and the Eastern Express Freeway.To improve the quality of life in MMR and to fully realise its economic potential, the state government needs to make a big push on three fronts—planning, funding, and governance over the next five to ten years. The rest of this article outlines actions across each of these three areas:
A 7-step blueprint to recreate Mumbai - Mid-Day
2015-01-30Std X student riding bike dies while trying to eva
Std X student riding bike dies while trying to evade policeBy Divyesh SinghDivyesh Singh, Mumbai Mirror | Jan 31, 2015, 01.33 AM ISTTweetShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsTweetShare MoreEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeURL copied to clipboardGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesRELATEDA 15-year-old student's bid to evade a traffic police checkpoint ended in tragedy when he lost his life after colliding with another biker and coming under the wheels of a truck, in Ulhasnagar on Friday. The duo riding the bike Taufiq Shaikh (pictured) collided with were injured in the accident. The incident occurred when Taufiq and his classmate, Amar Trivedi (15), who was riding pillion, violated a no-entry zone to evade the police. Police said Taufiq, a Class X student, was riding without a valid license or helmet. According to eyewitness John Peter, Taufiq hastily turned to the right, entered the no-entry zone and collided with biker Vijay Pande. "Both bikers skidded and lost their balance due to the collision. Taufiq came under the wheels of a truck approaching from the opposite direction," Peter said. Taufiq and Amar, who live in Kalyan's Waldhuni area, were returning home on the bike which belonged to Amar's father. Amar had taken the bike to school and had offered a lift to Taufiq who insisted on riding it. Amar's head hit the divider while Pande too sustained severe head injuries. Peter rushed the three to the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital nearby with help of the police and locals. Taufiq was declared 'brought dead' while Amar and Pande have been admitted to the ICU. They are said to be in a critical condition. In a similar incident on January 20, a 15-yearold school student had died while he and his friends were riding triple-seat on a bike without licence and helmets at Ulhasnagar checkpoint. "In both the cases, teens were riding without licences and helmets. We will take proper action against those responsible for Friday's incident," DCP Vasant Jadhav with the Thane Police Commissionerate said.
2015-01-30No water in Airoli, Digha due to repairs - Times o
No water in Airoli, Digha due to repairs Jan 31, 2015, 00:48 IST Navi Mumbai: After its repeated failure to repair the ruptured portions of old water pipe lines, MIDC will finally replace a 20m long, with 800mm diameter, dilapidated main supply line at Digha. The pipeline supplies water to Airoli, Digha and areas in their vicinity and also to parts of Thane city including Vitawa, Kalwa and Kharegaon. Residents of these localities will be without water supply for at least 24 hours from 9am on Friday till 9am, Saturday. But supply is expected to be restored by Saturday evening. Moreover, officials have warned residents to brace for low pressure supply in the next two days, as the new pipes will be put up for pressure test to see their resistance capacity. "Almost every Friday and Saturday, we face shortage of drinking water due to weekly maintenance of MIDC lines. MIDC pipes are too old to withstand the pressure of supply, which is why pipe bursts are a regular feature," said Sulekha Fadtare, a Digha resident. She added that civic supply mechanism is more efficient. But if a rupture occurs in the main line, then water is available for free, atleast for the residents of nearby slum pockets, is the residents' grouse. They added that the pipeline at Digha is above ground and hence prone to bursts. Last year, MIDC had repaired the portion thrice, but in vain."The slum dwellers take advantage of the leakages by expanding the holes, which leads to reduced pressure. It is good that MIDC is replacing the entire pipeline," said Chinmay Munda, another resident. This main line supplies 54 MLD water to Airoli and Digha areas and 110 MLD to Thane. The water pipe lines originate in Ulhasnagar and cut through Navi Mumbai to Thane. Due to the major repair work, thousands of taps have gone dry since Friday morning. Avinash Mali, assistant engineer, MIDC said, "The old pipe was rusted and gave way more than once while the joints were being welded. This we decided to replace the rusted portion." He added that the new pipe will be ready by Saturday morning to ensure that supply is restored by evening but the pressure will be low for next 24 hours.
2015-01-30Feb 6 summit to push for Mumbai Metropolitan Regio
Feb 6 summit to push for Mumbai Metropolitan Region at Centre Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 02:37 IST MUMBAI: Expect soon a concrete list of Mumbai projects the new government would be taking up during its regime and the time-bound programme to clear hurdles in their way so as to execute them on the ground at a faster pace. The state government will have a transformation summit on February 6 to finalise its course of development for Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) before the union budget so as to push for Mumbai's demands and get maximum funds allotted for them. According to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis the investments and projects that he had planned for Mumbai had potential to generate 40 billion dollars of revenue for the state. Fadnavis said MMR Transformation summit titled as 'Mumbai Next' would actually come up with an execution plan instead of just discussing the projects so that they could be put up before the business heads for implementation. "Industrialists like Cyrus Mistry and Mukesh Ambani and Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will participate in the meet besides the finance minister Arun Jaitley and minister of state for finance Jayant Sinha," he said.Interestingly most of these projects would be the ones which the earlier Congerss-NCP regime had put in execution mode, such as Nhava-Sewri transharbour sea link, the coastal road from Cuffe Parade to Marve, the Navi Mumbai airport and its surrounding area, and the metro rail routes such as Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra Mankhurd, Colaba-Bandra-Airport-Seepze and Wadala to Kasarwadavali via Ghatkopar and Teen hath Naka. Navi Mumbai Airport-Influenced Notified Area or NAINA that was framed up in 2013 and the growth centres finalized by the earlier regimes such as Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi, Ambernath and Vasai besides the ones at Wadala, Kalwa and Oshiwara on the lines of the BKC would be part of the agenda. "We have learnt a lot from the past projects which have got inordinately delayed such as Santa Cruz-Chembur link road and monorail. We don't want such mistakes to happen anymore. Accordingly the plan for Mumbai has been drafted for discussion at the summit which then the Chief minister will finalise for actual implementation," said Kaustubh Dhawase, CM's officer on special duty. According to Fadnavis transforming Mumbai into global financial, commercial and entertainment hub was his challenge over the next years. "People from World Bank and European Council and business heads from abroad will also participate so that we understand their views," he added.
Feb 6 summit to push for Mumbai Metropolitan Regio
2015-01-30Remove debris from Pavana river, Ajit Pawar tells
Remove debris from Pavana river, Ajit Pawar tells PCMC Updated: Jan 31, 2015, 06:28 IST PUNE: Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday asked the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation administration to remove debris from the Pavana river. The move comes a day after TOI highlighted the large-scale dumping of debris in the riverbed in Sangvi, Dapodi and Pimple Gurav.Speaking after inaugurating Pavanathadi, the annual exhibition of products made by women self help groups, Pawar said the corporation should use heavy-duty machines to remove the debris and garbage dumped in and around the river which passes through municipal limits. "The dumping of debris in Pimpri Chinchwad is less as compared to other cities, but it should be prevented and the area should be kept clean," he said. The Nationalist Congress Party enjoys a clear majority in the PCMC. On the demand to regularize illegal constructions, Pawar said: "The previous state government had appointed Sitaram Kunte committee to study the issue and prepare a report. The report is now in final stages. Unauthorised constructions have been regularized in Delhi and Ulhasnagar. It is now for the state government to take a feasible stand on the issue. Senior government officials have told me that a decision is expected by March 31. We will debate over the report and this issue in the legislative assembly." Earlier Pawar told NCP corporators that it was their duty to fulfill the promises made prior to the civic elections. He asked the elected representatives to suggest development works in their wards. "Importance must be given to tourism in the next budget. Action must be taken to utilize the quantity of water sanctioned by the state from Andra and Bhama Askhed dams for the city," he said. Efforts must be made to construct new sewage treatment plants and elevated storage reservoirs, reconstruct the snake park (Bahinabai Chaudhary zoo), build flyover and roads, he said, adding that there is a need to construct parking lots, vegetable markets, auditoriums and good picnic spots.
2015-01-29Hindu builder donates two acres for Muslim burial
Hindu builder donates two acres for Muslim burial ground in Ulhasnagar Updated: Jan 30, 2015, 06:19 IST ULHASNAGAR: In a major relief to Muslims in Ulhasnagar who had fought for a burial ground for three decades, a Hindu developer has now donated a two-acre plot to Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) for it. The 1.5-lakh-strong community in the town were in need of it as burials had to be conducted several kilometres away in Kalyan and Ambernath. Murtaza Bachchan of Ahle Sunnat Muslim Jamat Trust, the organization that fought for the burial ground, said, "Since 30 years, we had been fighting with the local civic body as well as the state government for a kabristan. We had even protested in Ulhasnagar as well as Mumbai's Azad Maidan." Community leaders approached Bombay high court in 2012 and, on the court's order, the government decided to give land for the purpose. While the civic body offered a plot, it was encroached upon.On Tuesday, a developer from Regency Group handed over two acres out of his 62-acre land situated in Maharal area to UMC. The market price of the land is reportedly around Rs 10 crore. The developer told TOI: "My partners and I decided to give the land to the Muslim community as a social responsibility."Rasheed Patel, president, Muslim Kabristan Action Committee, said, "We are happy that someone has come forward and handed us such a huge land for the burial ground." Another leader, Zubair Khan, added, "We won't have to go anywhere else for burial."
2015-01-29Ensure round-the-clock GRP presence at railway sta
Ensure round-the-clock GRP presence at railway stations, HC tells state Comments Email Print GRP security personnel in a Mumbai train. (Source: Express Archive) Written by Ruhi Bhasin | Mumbai | Posted: January 30, 2015 2:45 am In a bid to improve response time after railway accidents, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government to ensure that Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel is available round-the-clock at railway stations. In the absence of this, the station master should be given the authority to shift an injured to the hospital, the court told the Railways. While hearing a PIL filed by activist Sameer Zaveri, the HC was informed that during an accident, a police personnel has to be present before the injured can be shifted to a hospital. Referring to an accident that took place on November 12, 2014, when the patient died on the way to the hospital, Justices A S Oka and A K Menon said: “This incident shows that there was fatal delay in shifting the injured to hospital as the GRP was not available. The state government should ensure that police personnel are available around-the-clock at railway stations. We also direct the railways to give authority to the station master to immediately shift the injured to the hospital so that the process is not delayed.” The state government has been asked to file an affidavit in this regard. According to the Wadala police, after the November 12 accident, no first aid was given to the victim. The station master of Sandhurst Road did not provide an ambulance, police said. The accident took place around 1.30 pm but he was taken to the hospital at 2.20 pm. The passenger fell off a running train. Meanwhile, the affidavit filed by the station master of Sandhurst station, revealed that the GRP personnel were not available and the patient had to be taken in a train to St George Hospital as the station master felt that an ambulance might take longer. The petitioner also informed the court of another “serious accident” which took place at Ulhasnagar on January 12, 2015. The HC had also appointed court commissioners to visit stations and see whether or not ambulances were available at 46 stations, as specified by the state. “The court commissioners who visited some stations and noted lack or absence of facilities in many instances. Instead of issuing showcause notice against the contractor appointed by the state government for providing ambulance services, the state had relied on a report filed by the contractor while saying the report by the court appointed commissioners is incorrect. This is an adversarial stand,” said the court. Later, the state withdrew its affidavit and said it did not dispute the ‘correctness’ of the report submitted by officers of the court. The court commissioners have been asked to continue with their work till further orders. The report submitted by the court commissioners shows that, on some occasions, facilities such as ambulances were not found or doctors and drivers were not available. For instance, during evening time, when the team visited Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, no ambulance was continued… Comments Single Page Format 1 2
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2015-01-24Duo steal jewellery as bride, groom pose for pictu
Duo steal jewellery as bride, groom pose for pictures in Ulhasnagar By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 2 hours A man accompanied by a girl attended a wedding ceremony at an Ulhasnagar hotel and fled with a bag of jewellery worth over Rs 4 lakh, while the newly weds’ photos were being taken The Ulhasnagar Police are looking for a 10 to 12 year old girl and a man between age 20 and 30 for stealing jewellery after a wedding ceremony at a hotel. The police said both the man and the girl were dressed well and attended the ceremony, sitting with guests. The girl and the man who allegedly stole the jewellery They were seen roaming in the hall for sometime and after the wedding ceremony on Wednesday, the groom realised that his jewellery worth over R4 lakh was missing. Police say the bride and groom were in the photo session when the jewellery was stolen. “They had kept an eye on the jewellery of the groom and bride. As the wedding ceremony which was being held at Mayur Hotel, Ulhasnagar 3 was about to get over around 3 pm, the groom removed his jewellery and kept it in a bag near him. The accused fled with the bag that had his jewellery, some of the bride’s and three gold coins, worth more than Rs 4 lakh,” said M M Jadhav, assistant police inspector of Central police station of Ulhasnagar. The Central police have registered a theft case against the accused and have taken the CCTV footage from Mayur hotel, with which they are trying to trace them. “The two acted in such a manner that nobody could suspect them. As there was a small girl with the man we never looked at him twice. The two stole the jewellery around 3 pm when everybody was tired as the wedding ceremony was about to get over,” said a relative of the groom. Police said when the groom and bride were busy with the photo session the accused fled with the bag. The police have started looking for all criminals on record for stealing in wedding halls. They say mostly kids are used in such crimes.
Duo steal jewellery as bride, groom pose for pictu
2015-01-24Duo steals jewellery as bride, groom pose for pict
Duo steals jewellery as bride, groom pose for pictures at Thane wedding By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 24-Jan-2015 A man accompanied by a girl attended a wedding ceremony at an Ulhasnagar hotel and fled with a bag of jewellery worth over Rs 4 lakh, while the newly weds’ photos were being taken The Ulhasnagar Police are looking for a 10 to 12 year old girl and a man between age 20 and 30 for stealing jewellery after a wedding ceremony at a hotel. The police said both the man and the girl were dressed well and attended the ceremony, sitting with guests. The girl and the man who allegedly stole the jewellery They were seen roaming in the hall for sometime and after the wedding ceremony on Wednesday, the groom realised that his jewellery worth over R4 lakh was missing. Police say the bride and groom were in the photo session when the jewellery was stolen. (Above and below) CCTV grabs from the video “They had kept an eye on the jewellery of the groom and bride. As the wedding ceremony which was being held at Mayur Hotel, Ulhasnagar 3 was about to get over around 3 pm, the groom removed his jewellery and kept it in a bag near him. The accused fled with the bag that had his jewellery, some of the bride’s and three gold coins, worth more than Rs 4 lakh,” said M M Jadhav, assistant police inspector of Central police station of Ulhasnagar. The Central police have registered a theft case against the accused and have taken the CCTV footage from Mayur hotel, with which they are trying to trace them. “The two acted in such a manner that nobody could suspect them. As there was a small girl with the man we never looked at him twice. The two stole the jewellery around 3 pm when everybody was tired as the wedding ceremony was about to get over,” said a relative of the groom. Police said when the groom and bride were busy with the photo session the accused fled with the bag. The police have started looking for all criminals on record for stealing in wedding halls. They say mostly kids are used in such crimes.
Duo steals jewellery as bride, groom pose for pict
2015-01-2415-year-old dies fleeing from traffic constables i
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2015-01-22Baby-selling racket: Week after kingpin's arrest,
Baby-selling racket: Week after kingpin's arrest, cops nab two accomplices By Saurabh Vaktania |Posted 1 hour Officials say the two women used to work with the alleged kingpin, Ratna Ubale, and bought babies from parents and single mothers headed for an abortion; police have also recovered photographs of babies sold by the gang from the accused Exactly a week after arresting the kingpin in the baby-selling racket exposed by mid-day in 2012, the Central Line police in Ulhasnagar have managed another major breakthrough in the case by arresting two of her key accomplices. Photographs of babies allegedly sold by the gang have also been recovered from the women. Also read: Two years on, cops arrest baby-selling racket's kingpin Ratna Ubale The two women, who were arrested on Tuesday, allegedly worked with the racket’s kingpin, Ratna Ubale, and looked for parents or single mothers at government hospitals who were planning to get an abortion and would be open to the idea of selling their child. mid-day’s reports, on December 26, 2014 They would offer the parents money and sell the children to doctors, who would arrange for birth certificates and other documents before selling them to parents seeking babies. “We have arrested Sunanda More and Babita Hevre. The women would look for parents who did not want their child, and were planning to go in for abortions, and offer them money. January 16, on the arrests of the doctors and Ratna Ubale After the child’s birth, they would sell it to doctors. The women were produced in court and remanded in police custody,” said an official from Central Line police station. String of arrestsmid-day had exposed the baby-selling racket by conducting a sting in 2012 and, in December 2014, the police had arrested Dr Manlik Joshi of Joshi Nursing Home in Dharavi and Dr Digna Sharma of Sai Clinic in Kandivli’s Charkop area and booked them under Section 370 (buying or disposing of any person as slave) and 34 (Common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Also read: Rogue doctors arrested for selling babies An Ulhasnagar-based couple, Sunita and Mukesh Lahore, who had allegedly sold their baby to the gang for R50,000 had also been arrested. Last Tuesday, they had managed to arrest the alleged kingpin, Ratna Ubale.Police officials said that Ubale and the two women on the one hand and the doctors on the other are calling each other the mastermind of the racket. They said the racket had been going on for several years and, as reported by mid-day, the kids were sold as commodities with parents getting to choose them after looking at their photos on Whatsapp or ‘inspecting’ them personally. They said more arrests are likely. Police inspector Prashad Pandhare of Central Line police station said, “We are investigating the matter further. People should be aware of such rackets and if anyone has the slightest information in the case, they should come to the police station directly and help us.”
Baby-selling racket: Week after kingpin
2015-01-21उल्हासनगर बीजेपी में फेरबदल के संकेत
उल्हासनगर बीजेपी में फेरबदल के संकेत Updated: Jan 21, 2015, 08:30AM IST निसं, उल्हासनगर : उल्हासनगर बीजेपी में इन दिनों राजनीति गर्म है। मोदी लहर के बावजूद विधानसभा चुनाव हार चुके पूर्व विधायक कुमार आयलानी के समर्थकों की अब संगठन से भी छुट्टी किए जाने की तैयारी चल रही है। इसका पहला शिकार बनेंगे कुमार आयलानी के करीबी और वर्तमान बीजेपी जिलाध्यक्ष महेश सुखरमानी। बता दें कि कुमार आयलानी का चुनाव प्रबंधन भी सुखरमानी ही देख रहे थे। अब विरोधी गुट इस बात का दबाव बना रहा है कि जो जिलाध्यक्ष चुनाव नहीं पार्टी के सिटिंग एमएलए को चुनाव नहीं जितवा सकता उसे पद पर रहने का कोई अधिकार नहीं है।
2015-01-2160-yr-old held for stealing bags from AC coaches o
60-yr-old held for stealing bags from AC coaches on trains Updated: Jan 22, 2015, 00:19 IST Pune: An elderly man who spoke four languages and had reserved tickets in air-conditioned train coaches would hardly seem like a thief. Yet Lakhmichand Topandas Wadhwani of Ambernath turned out to be the man who allegedly stole bags of passengers travelling by long-distance trains passing via Pune railway station. The government railway police (GRP), Pune who recently arrested the 60-year-old criminal solved four cases and recovered a gold ingot weighing 100 gm, two laptops and five cellphones worth over Rs 3.46 lakh from his residence and other places in Ulhasnagar.Inspector Arun More of the local crime branch of the Railways on Wednesday said Wadhwani dressed well and no one doubted him. He also reserved tickets in AC coaches of trains to various destinations. Once on board, he would steal the bags of passengers while they were deep asleep at night. During sustained interrogation. Wadhwani, who speaks Hindi, Marathi, Sindhi and English, allegedly admitted to lifting bags on trains at Kalyan, Vasai Road, Karjat, Lonavla and Pune in 2014. He targeted passengers in AC coaches because there was no fear of getting caught. Wadhwani was once a garment businessman but when that failed, he started selling cutlery. He is addicted to liquor and gambling. His wife left him and his son stays in Pimpri, police said.
2015-01-204 women take shortcut across tracks at Asangain st
4 women take shortcut across tracks at Asangain station, run over by express train Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 23:39 IST MUMBAI: An express train ran over four women—three from Ulhasnagar and one from Sion—who jumped on the tracks at Asangaon railway station to take a shortcut to a nearby gurudwara on Tuesday. The victims' families claimed that the accident was due to the Godan Express driver's negligence who was running late and did not blow the horn while passing through the station. But the railway officials denied the charge. They pointed out that it is illegal to cross railway tracks. The Kalyan GRP have filed an accidental death report and are probing the matter. Every month, thousands of devotees from Mumbai and Thane throng the gurudwara in Shahapur to celebrate the Masiya programme on new moon night. Ulhasnagar residents Mahak Gidwani (26), her mother-in-law Indira (58), Anju Gidwani (48), her son Aman (14), and Sion resident Surjeetkaur Banga (50) were among those who got off a suburban train at Asangaon station to reach the gurudwara on Tuesday afternoon.With the sole footover bridge on the station was at the other end of the platform, 300m away, they decided to take a shortcut by crossing the tracks. As a suburban train blocked their view, they failed to notice Godan Express hurtling towards the station. While the four women got crushed under the wheels of the train, three others, including Aman, managed to jump to safety. Banty Ahuja, a relative of one of the deceased, alleged the stationmaster did not make an announcement of the approaching Godan Express.An eyewitness said the death toll could have been higher if the express train had been 30-40 seconds late as 200-300 more people were about to jump on the tracks. Rajesh Ghanghav of the Kalyan-Kasara Passenger Association said that they have been demanding more footover bridges on the station for the last six years.
2015-01-18Civic clerk held for taking bribe - Mid-Day
Civic clerk held for taking bribe By PTI |Posted 18-Jan-2015 Thane: A senior clerk with Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) has been arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a complainant, ACB said. Ankush Kashinath Kadam, the clerk with UMC's Town Planning department, had demanded Rs 20,000 from a developer to get his plan approved, Thane ACB division's Additional SP Shrinivas Ghadge said. The aggrieved developer lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau which laid a trap and caught the clerk yesterday while accepting the bribe, he said. Offences under sections 7, 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act-1988 have been registered against the accused, he added.
2015-01-17'NCP using jailed criminal Pappu Kalani's photo to
'NCP using jailed criminal Pappu Kalani's photo to win by-poll' By Varun Singh |Posted 2 hours The BJP has claimed that the NCP is using the photos of gangster-turned-politician Pappu Kalani who is convicted and in jail for two murders for a municipal by-poll in Ulhasnagar to strike fear into people’s minds and garner additional votes Convicted and in jail for two murder cases, gangster-turned-politician Pappu Kalani still seems to hold enough sway to charge up the political scenario in Ulhasnagar. Pappu can make you dance: After the candidate herself, the photo of Pappu Kalani (circled) is given the most space on the posters Ahead of the January 18 by-poll for a municipal seat, the BJP has accused Kalani’s party, NCP, of using his photographs in posters to strike fear into the minds of people and make them vote for its candidate. The by-poll is for the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation from the Gol Maidan area. The seat was earlier occupied by an NCP corporator and is being contested by BJP and NCP candidates after his disqualification. The BJP claims that the name of Kalani who is an ex-MLA and is serving a life term in connection with two murders (in 1990 and 1999) is whipped up during every election by the NCP to garner additional votes using the fear factor. “It may not be legally wrong to use his photos on the posters, but it’s morally wrong to use the photo of a criminal to get votes,” said Kumar Ailani from the BJP, who is also a former Ulhasnagar MLA. Members of the BJP even met the minister of state for home at Mantralaya on Wednesday, asking him to keep Kalani’s son and few other people out of Ulhasnagar a few days prior to the elections, to curb potential malpractices. Fear of lossThe NCP, on the other hand, claims that the BJP is resorting to all these tactics because it is scared of losing the election. Jyoti Kalani, Pappu’s wife and the NCP MLA from the area, said, “People in Ulhasnagar still respect Pappu and vote for him. People vote on his name and, thus, it was used by us even during the MLA elections. Using his name is neither legally nor morally wrong and the BJP is whipping up this issue simply because it is scared and does not have anything substantial to fight the elections on.” “They wanted my son and some other people to be kept out of Ulhasnagar, but even that’s not happening. We will win the elections,” she added.
2015-01-17Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks in state - T
Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks in state The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October. Pune | Updated: January 18, 2015 2:06 am Ahead of World Leprosy Eradication Day, the health department will conduct a drive in 222 leprosy endemic blocks in Maharashtra. India accounts for over 50-60 per cent of new cases every year and 1.26 lakh new cases were detected last year. Maharashtra recorded 417 new cases. In Maharashtra, 222 tehsils/blocks have been identified or the detection drive from January 30 to February 28. The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October. “This year too, we have planned a series of programmes and involved teams of ASHA workers, multi-purpose workers and others to visit 100 houses a day,” Dr Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of Health (TB and Leprosy) said and added that from April 2013 to March 2014, 16,400 new cases were detected and the figure was 18,715 in 2012-13. Surgery was conducted on 293 patients for removal of disfigurement and scars (Grade 2 disabilities). As of now, 10,770 patients are under treatment. According to Dr Shobha Rajure, Assistant Director of Health (Leprosy), the 222 blocks have a prevalence of more than 1 case per 10,000, which is the ratio in leprosy endemic countries, according to WHO. The special campaign looks at early detection and treatment, Rajure added. A special campaign has been planned so that early treatment can be started once new cases are detected, Rajure added. “Besides being classified by WHO as among least infectious diseases, leprosy is not a public threat simply because the disease affects only 5-10 % of the population. It is cured through a multi-drug therapy (MDT) and the patient becomes non-infective within 24 hours of starting treatment. Disabilities occur only if the disease is left untreated for long, Dr Vineeta Shankar, Executive Director of Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation told The Indian Express. Early treatment is the best way to eradicate the disease. Today, leprosy is curable with MDT but there are some pockets in the country where people believe leprosy “is a “curse”, a “punishment for sins” and the result of sexual perversion. These beliefs reinforce the stigma against the patients. Despite the fact that most of the patients who take medicine are cured of the disease, they are settled in separate colonies meant for them across the country, Shankar pointed out. There are 32 leprosy colonies in the state, which have 10,824 people. In Pune, there are five leprosy colonies — Mahatma Phule Kusht Vasahat Solapur Road; Mahadeo Niradhar Nagar Leprosy Colony, Pimpri; Mahatma Gandhi Kusht Vasahat, Antulay nagar, Kondhwa; Minoo Mehta Kushtavasahat at Kondhwa; Anandwan Kushta Vasahat at Dapodi. The Sasakawa Leprosy Foundation has started a sustainable livelihood programme for these families by sponsoring education of children and encouraging the youth to enroll in skill enhancement programmes. Chetan Minekar, 21, whose father has been cured of leprosy and stays in Ulhasnagar, says, “I enrolled for a technical training course in Pune and am now working as an automobile technician in Pimpri.”
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2015-01-17RPF arrests five people - Mumbai Mirror
RPF arrests five peopleBy Rajendra B AklekarRajendra B Aklekar, Mumbai Mirror | Jan 18, 2015, 12.00 AM ISTTweetShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsTweetShare MoreEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeURL copied to clipboardGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articles(R): The excreta in the trainRELATEDOn Friday, a paper bag full of human excreta hit four women on a Karjat-CST local. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Saturday apprehended five people roaming near the tracks between Vithalwadi and Ulhasnagar stations, suspecting them of having thrown human excreta in running local trains. The move comes after Mumbai Mirror reported the issue on January 17. Central Railways' (CR) senior divisional security commissioner Alok Bohra told Mirror that the five were nabbed as they were not able to give satisfactory answers as to why they were loitering around the tracks. The RPF has registered cases under section 147,145 (b) of the Indian Railways Act, for trespassing and creating nuisance, and is further interrogating the arrestees. RPF officials said they have also deployed a force to keep an eye on such instances, and those RPF men will be in civilian clothes. On Friday, a paper bag full of human excreta hit four women commuters on a Karjat-CST local near Vitthalwadi around 1 pm, forcing the three to abandon the journey. One of the women threw up repeatedly till she got off at Dadar. The stink bomb came through the door of the women's first-class compartment and hit the four commuters seated facing the exit. It also splattered the entire seating area of the compartment, filling it with unbearable stench. Mumbai Mirror has highlighted cases of trains being soiled while stationed in yards in the night. Recently, the RPF had also nabbed five drugaddicts for turning stationary trains' compartments into toilets. They were produced before a court and fined Rs 1,000. Since they were unable to pay the fine, the five were then sent to jail for a month.
2015-01-17Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks in state - T
Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks in state Comments Email Print File Photo: Victor, leprosy cured patient. (Source: Express photo by Aditi Malewar) Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Posted: January 18, 2015 12:16 am | Updated: January 18, 2015 2:06 am Ahead of World Leprosy Eradication Day, the health department will conduct a drive in 222 leprosy endemic blocks in Maharashtra. India accounts for over 50-60 per cent of new cases every year and 1.26 lakh new cases were detected last year. Maharashtra recorded 417 new cases. In Maharashtra, 222 tehsils/blocks have been identified or the detection drive from January 30 to February 28. The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October. “This year too, we have planned a series of programmes and involved teams of ASHA workers, multi-purpose workers and others to visit 100 houses a day,” Dr Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of Health (TB and Leprosy) said and added that from April 2013 to March 2014, 16,400 new cases were detected and the figure was 18,715 in 2012-13. Surgery was conducted on 293 patients for removal of disfigurement and scars (Grade 2 disabilities). As of now, 10,770 patients are under treatment. According to Dr Shobha Rajure, Assistant Director of Health (Leprosy), the 222 blocks have a prevalence of more than 1 case per 10,000, which is the ratio in leprosy endemic countries, according to WHO. The special campaign looks at early detection and treatment, Rajure added. A special campaign has been planned so that early treatment can be started once new cases are detected, Rajure added. “Besides being classified by WHO as among least infectious diseases, leprosy is not a public threat simply because the disease affects only 5-10 % of the population. It is cured through a multi-drug therapy (MDT) and the patient becomes non-infective within 24 hours of starting treatment. Disabilities occur only if the disease is left untreated for long, Dr Vineeta Shankar, Executive Director of Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation told The Indian Express. Early treatment is the best way to eradicate the disease. Today, leprosy is curable with MDT but there are some pockets in the country where people believe leprosy “is a “curse”, a “punishment for sins” and the result of sexual perversion. These beliefs reinforce the stigma against the patients. Despite the fact that most of the patients who take medicine are cured of the disease, they are settled in separate colonies meant for them across the country, Shankar pointed out. There are 32 leprosy colonies in the state, which have 10,824 people. In Pune, there are five leprosy colonies — Mahatma Phule Kusht Vasahat Solapur Road; Mahadeo Niradhar Nagar Leprosy Colony, Pimpri; Mahatma Gandhi Kusht Vasahat, Antulay nagar, Kondhwa; Minoo Mehta Kushtavasahat at Kondhwa; Anandwan Kushta Vasahat at Dapodi. The Sasakawa Leprosy Foundation has started a sustainable livelihood programme for these families by sponsoring education of children and encouraging the youth to enroll in skill enhancement programmes. Chetan Minekar, 21, whose father has been cured of leprosy and stays in Ulhasnagar, says, “I enrolled for a technical training course in Pune continued… Comments Single Page Format 1 2
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2015-01-16Mumbai Crime: Two years on, cops arrest baby-selli
Mumbai Crime: Two years on, cops arrest baby-selling racket's kingpin By Bhupen Patel |Posted 19 minutes ago Ratna Ubale, who would buy babies from couples and sell them at a premium, was arrested on Tuesday, less than a month after two doctors involved in the case were picked up by the Central Line police in Ulhasnagar More than two years after mid-day exposed a baby-selling racket, the Central Line police in Ulhasnagar made an important breakthrough on Tuesday afternoon by arresting the racket’s mastermind Ratna Ubale, who was allegedly responsible for procuring the babies. In the net: Ratna UbaleUbale, whose name had first come to light following mid-day’s sting operation in 2012, had resurfaced on the police radar last month after allegedly buying a baby girl from an Ulhasnagar-based couple for Rs 50,000. Days later, the police had arrested Dr Maulik Joshi of Joshi Nursing home in Dharavi, Dr Digna Sharma, who runs a clinic in Charkop, Kandivli, and the baby’s parents, Sunita and Mukesh Lahore, in connection with the case on December 20. All the accused are currently in judicial custody.   Officials said that Sharma’s husband, Ajay, who was initially picked up by for interrogations by the local police, had been set free due to lack of evidence.   The Central Line police had laid a trap for Ubale at the Chopra court in Ulhasnagar, where she used to appear for the case filed after mid-day’s expose. Ubale, who had already missed one hearing on January 8, arrived at the court on Tuesday to submit her medical certificate seeking exemption from appearance. “She had covered her face with a scarf to hide her identity. The court clerk, who spotted Ubale, alerted the team waiting for her outside the court and she was arrested,” said Inspector Pandhare of Central Line police station. On Wednesday, Ubale was produced in the same court in connection with the recent baby-selling case and she was remanded in police custody till January 21.“The doctors and Ubale are playing a blame game. They have been naming each other the kingpins of the racket. Ubale is a tough nut to crack. Since we have got her custody, we will interrogate her to get the facts out of her,” added Pandhare.Workers of the Titwala-based-NGO, Sangharsh, approached the Central Line police recently and informing them that the baby-selling racket was continuing to flourish in Ulhasnagar and its adjoining areas.   The workers, with the help of the local police, laid a trap in Joshi Nursing Home in Dharavi to catch the baby-sellers red-handed last month, but one of the accused gave the police team the slip and the operation failed.Cops began investigations with the available evidence and arrested doctors Sharma and Joshi in the case. The cops also suspected the involvement of Sharma’s husband, Ajay, and he was picked up for questioning. “Ajay’s involvement was ruled out during the course of investigations. We got to know that the couple was on the verge of separation and there was no evidence against him,” an officer from Central Line police station said. Evidence destroyed? The Central Line police found that the doctors, who had come to know that the police were on their trail, deleted all the crucial data on their phones before their arrest. “While browsing through their phone history, we found that several photographs of the babies had been deleted by the doctors. We have sent all the phones for forensic analysis and are considering charging the accused for destroying evidence,” said an official from the Central Line police station.“The doctors have not cooperated with the investigations till date. All this while, they have blamed Ubale, alleging that she is the kingpin. With Ubale’s arrest, things will become clearer,” he added.
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2015-01-16Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks - The Indian
Leprosy detection drive in 222 blocks Pune | Published: January 17, 2015 3:12 am Ahead of World Leprosy Eradication Day, the health department will conduct a drive in 222 leprosy endemic blocks in Maharashtra. India accounts for over 50-60 per cent of new cases every year and 1.26 lakh new cases were detected last year. Maharashtra recorded 417 new cases. In Maharashtra, 222 tehsils/blocks have been identified or the detection drive from January 30 to February 28. The National Leprosy Elimination Programme conducts two drives every year, in February and October. “This year too, we have planned a series of programmes and involved teams of ASHA workers, multi-purpose workers and others to visit 100 houses a day,” Dr Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of Health (TB and Leprosy) said and added that from April 2013 to March 2014, 16,400 new cases were detected and the figure was 18,715 in 2012-13. Surgery was conducted on 293 patients for removal of disfigurement and scars (Grade 2 disabilities). As of now, 10,770 patients are under treatment. According to Dr Shobha Rajure, Assistant Director of Health (Leprosy), the 222 blocks have a prevalence of more than 1 case per 10,000, which is the ratio in leprosy endemic countries, according to WHO. The special campaign looks at early detection and treatment, Rajure added. A special campaign has been planned so that early treatment can be started once new cases are detected, Rajure added. “Besides being classified by WHO as among least infectious diseases, leprosy is not a public threat simply because the disease affects only 5-10 % of the population. It is cured through a multi-drug therapy (MDT) and the patient becomes non-infective within 24 hours of starting treatment. Disabilities occur only if the disease is left untreated for long, Dr Vineeta Shankar, Executive Director of Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation told The Indian Express. Early treatment is the best way to eradicate the disease. Today, leprosy is curable with MDT but there are some pockets in the country where people believe leprosy “is a “curse”, a “punishment for sins” and the result of sexual perversion. These beliefs reinforce the stigma against the patients. Despite the fact that most of the patients who take medicine are cured of the disease, they are settled in separate colonies meant for them across the country, Shankar pointed out. There are 32 leprosy colonies in the state, which have 10,824 people. In Pune, there are five leprosy colonies — Mahatma Phule Kusht Vasahat Solapur Road; Mahadeo Niradhar Nagar Leprosy Colony, Pimpri; Mahatma Gandhi Kusht Vasahat, Antulay nagar, Kondhwa; Minoo Mehta Kushtavasahat at Kondhwa; Anandwan Kushta Vasahat at Dapodi. The Sasakawa Leprosy Foundation has started a sustainable livelihood programme for these families by sponsoring education of children and encouraging the youth to enroll in skill enhancement programmes. Chetan Minekar, 21, whose father has been cured of leprosy and stays in Ulhasnagar, says, “I enrolled for a technical training course in Pune and am now working as an automobile technician in Pimpri.”
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2015-01-16Minister assures steps to regularize gunthewari ho
Minister assures steps to regularize gunthewari households Jan 17, 2015, 03:02 IST AURANGABAD: State urban development minister Ranjit Patil on Friday assured to take positive steps for regularizing households in the gunthewari areas. He said the state government would soon make changes in its policy that would provide relief to many residents across the state. Patil was speaking at a meeting organized to discuss various civic issues. Mayor Kala Oza, deputy mayor Sanjay Joshi, municipal commissioner Prakash Mhajan and others were present on the occasion. Patil further said a meeting of representatives of various municipal bodies in the state would be held under the chairmanship of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the issue. Earlier, Oza demanded special permission for such households in the city. "The government should regularize all gunthewari households built till 2009 so that the municipal body could provide civic amenities to a large number of people staying such areas," she said. So far, only those properties built in the gunthewari areas before January 1, 2001, have been given legal status by the government. "If cleared, the decision would come as a huge relief for a chunk of the city's population living in such areas," Oza said.Around 35% of the city's population lives in these unauthorized localities. These are subdivided private lands given to the poor for the construction of dwelling units. Since these subdivisions are usually in multiples of a guntha, such localities are called gunthewari developments. In view of large number of people in such localities in many municipal corporations in Maharashtra, the state government had announced that constructions till January 1, 2001 would be legalized and allotted an FSI of 1. More than 60,000 residential units in the city fall under the gunthewari category. Of these units, the state government had legalized 33,000 houses that were built before January 1, 2001. In the remaining 27,000 houses that were built after January 1, 2001, the residents are not eligible for basic facilities provided by the civic body. "Under a special scheme in 2005, the state government had extended the base period of January 1, 2001 to January 1, 2009 for legalizing gunthewari properties in Ulhasnagar. The same yardstick can be implemented in the city's municipal area," Oza said. Many residents of Pundaliknagar, Gajanannagar, Nayanagar, Hussainnagar and other new colonies acquired property under the guthewari category after January 1, 2001. Given the deadline norms, these dwellings are rendered illegal.
2015-01-14Notices slapped on 11 hotels for flouting rules on
Notices slapped on 11 hotels for flouting rules on Dec 31 B B Nayak | TNN | Jan 14, 2015, 10.14 PM IST THANE: Around 11 hotels and clubs were slapped with show-cause notices by the entertainment department of the district administration for disobeying the government guidelines as far as entertainment was concerned on the New Year Eve. The hotels and clubs were penalized for hosting unauthorized parties-overcharging guests, manipulating tickets, playing DJ sans permission etc. Those flouting norms included Hiranandani Estate Club House, Patlipada (unauthorized host), Apollo Gym of Kharegon (no permission and DJ), United Sports Club at Viviana Mall (overcharging ticket), Bunty Restaurant & Bar, Shilphata (illegal DJ). Other offenders were Hotel Yogi Metropolitan, Sanpada (overcharging customers), Hotel Cult in CBD (overcharging ticket), NRI Complex Phase II, Seawoods (no permission), Royal Garden, Kalyan (illegal DJ), Kaushalya Paradise, Badlapur (no permission for DJ), Dolphin Club and Pravin Hotel in Ulhasnagar (no DJ permission). Around 59 hotels, were officially issued permissions to conduct parties with DJs and western music against deposit of Rs 35 lakhs. Nearly 18 flying squads were formed by the administration to crack the whip on hotels and pubs hosting parties sans permission.
2015-01-1417 Child Labourers Rescued, 5 Persons Arrested in
17 Child Labourers Rescued, 5 Persons Arrested in
2015-01-13MU includes 'transgender' column in admission, exa
MU includes ‘transgender’ column in admission, examination forms Decision comes following a UGC circular, which cited Supreme Court ruling. Written by Mihika Basu | Mumbai | Updated: January 14, 2015 2:01 am The admission, scholarship, examination and other forms of Mumbai University will have “transgender” as third gender as a separate column, besides “male” and “female”, from the 2015-16 academic year. A circular recently issued by Mumbai University reminds its affiliated colleges of a circular by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which said that a Supreme Court judgment had “upheld transgenders’ right to decide their self-identified gender”, that is male, female or as third gender, as a way of “safeguarding and enforcing appropriately” their rights under the Constitution. Significantly, the registration form issued by CHM College, Ulhasnagar (West), which is affiliated to Mumbai University, on a two-day national seminar on “literary oeuvre of Gulzar” on January 22-23, has male, female and transgender against details sought on gender. “You are requested to include a column for transgenders under the gender category in all applications, forms, academic testimonials and all other relevant documents processed and issued by your university as well as the affiliated colleges. You would agree that one effective way of dispelling the myths and secrecy shrouding the community’s socio-cultural existence is to introduce chapters or courses borrowed from authentic ethnographic research on transgenders in the curriculum, at all levels of study, as a mandatory component of credits. Organising sensitisation programmes and awareness workshops for students, teachers, non-teaching staff and even parents of transgender students would go a long way in bringing the community members in the mainstream,” says the UGC circular, which has been quoted in Mumbai University’s circular. The university circular asks affiliated colleges and other departments and centres to follow the instructions mentioned in the UGC letter regarding the inclusion of transgender as third gender under the various scholarship or fellowship, admission and examination forms. “From the 2015-16 academic year onwards, forms of Mumbai University will have transgender as third gender as an option, as there are directions on the same from UGC. We will follow all UGC regulations. As a step in that direction, some of the affiliated colleges have already started implementing it,” said a university official. The UGC circular also told universities it was imperative that transgender-friendly infrastructure like washrooms and restrooms are created in all higher educational institutions so that students of the community get adequately acclimatised, without facing any fear, stigma or shame.
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2015-01-13dna special: Skewed policies leave tribals out of
dna special: Skewed policies leave tribals out of development equation In an indictment of the state's policies over the years, a government-appointed committee has pointed to how the development process has worked against the interests of tribals and underlined the yawning development gap between adivasis and people from other sections of society. The report of the high-level committee under economist Vijay Kelkar on balanced regional development issues of Maharashtra has called adivasis the most deprived, neglected and exploited groups. Tabled in the recent winter session of the state legislature, it pointed to how the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), which passes through tribal areas, threatens to displace a large number of adivasis. The township and infrastructure projects on the Western Ghats have given rise to complaints of alienation of tribal lands, it noted. Maharashtra has the largest number of tribals in the country, spread over 15 districts and 80 talukas. They cover around 9.4% of the population and broadly live in inaccessible forest regions of Sahyadris, Satpudas and Eastern Gondwana. The state has 45 tribal communities, and the Katkaris, Kolams and Madia Gonds have been classified as primitive tribal groups (PTGs). "The developmental frustration and discontent among the tribal people is becoming increasingly visible lately and in certain districts, it has assumed alarming proportions," the report said, in an allusion to the left-wing extremism in regions like Gadchiroli. The report noted that land alienation and inadequate land reforms, denial of forest and water rights, development induced displacement, lack of employment, cultural and educational deprivation, non-implementation of the liquor policy and inappropriate health care as factors causing destitution. Poverty among tribals is nearly double that of the state and in terms of nutrition, tribals in Maharashtra are more deprived than the average tribals in India. "In male literacy, scheduled tribes lag behind the general population by almost 20%. Similarly, in female literacy, scheduled tribes lag behind the general population by about 41%," the report said, adding that there was a massive inequality in the per capita income of tribal majority districts and the state average. The school drop out rate of tribal children is also high. The two tribal-dominated districts of Nandurbar and Gadchiroli rank lower among Maharashtra's districts in the human development index (HDI); in the taluka development index (TDI) computed by government institute YASHADA, the bottom 15 talukas of the 356 talukas in Maharashtra are all tribal ones. "The difference between the topmost taluka (Pune 0.888) and bottom-most taluka (Akrani 0.059) is dangerously high. This is a clear picture of uneven regional development in the State. It is further highlighted by the fact that in Thane district the talukas of Thane, Kalyan, Vasai, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath belong to the top 15 whereas the adjoining five tribal talukas of Mokhada, Vikramgad, Talasari, Jawhar and Dahanu belong to the bottom 15. This is indicative of the lop-sided development in the state and the position of tribal people at the bottom of the pyramid," it noted. The report also pointed to the tardy implementation of the Recognition of Forests Rights Act, 2006, in the state. "The scattered data does not fully capture the deprivation, the poverty and the helplessness caused by the lop-sided and uneven regional development in the state. At present, tribal people in Maharashtra are not only the poorest and most disadvantaged section but they are also the most exploited and neglected groups," the report warned. Panel suggestionsThe committee, constituted in 2011 and submitted its report in 2013, wants to achieve an HDI for tribals which will be equal to the state average. It has suggested creation of eight tribal majority districts, land reforms for tribals, overhaul of the tribal development department, setting up of a tribal development index, income generation for tribals, imparting primary education in the tribal tongue and designing a tribal health plan.It has also suggested imposing prohibition in tribal areas, not allowing sale of liquor within a 10 km periphery of these scheduled areas and banning tobacco products like gutkha.
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2015-01-12Mumbra tops crime charts with 853 offences, Kopri
Mumbra tops crime charts with 853 offences, Kopri safest of the lot with just 84 cases Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Jan 13, 2015, 02.47 AM IST THANE: Around 14% of the total crime recorded in the Thane police commissionerate area in the 10 months between January and October 2014 was registered at the twin-townships of Mumbra-Kalwa, which, emerged as the most crime-infested pocket in the police jurisdiction spread across Thane-Bhiwandi-Ulhasnagar-Badlapur. Mumbra registered the highest number of 853 offences, while Kalwa has 597 cases, according to information sourced by this newspaper using the RTI law. Mumbra and Mahatma Phule police station Kalyan recorded the highest number of property-related offences, reveals the analysis of the crime data of all 33 police stations in the Thane police commissionerate. The least number of offences are registered at Kopri police station in the commissionerate. (See box) "The common man is either reeling under fear for his own safety while walking on the streets or worrying about robbery at his house every time the family steps out for work or goes on a vacation," said a Kiran Jadhav, a businessman from Kapurbawdi. In Thane city, maximum cases were registered at Naupada, Vartak Nagar and Kapurbawdi police stations. In the entire police commissionerate, cops seem to be losing the battle against gangs involved in property related offences, as nearly 70% of these offences remain undetected. A senior police officer said, "We are registering chain-snatchings as burglaries and have booked many under MCOCA." The statement, however, may not bring much relief for citizens as property crimes have risen sharply and detection figures have gone down. Also, many of the accused booked under MCOCA are absconding, it is learnt. The officer said, "In many robbery cases, gangs target the flats and leave the city making it difficult to trace them." The Thane police, however, have put up a notable performance in dealing with body offences with the overall detection rate of nearly 83% and crimes against women with a detection rate over 90% in the 10 months.
2015-01-114 ACPs get promoted, transferred - Times of India
4 ACPs get promoted, transferred Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Jan 11, 2015, 10.56 PM IST Thane: In a first major reshuffle done by the state home department on Friday, four assistant commissioners of police Amit Kale, Monica Raut, Pandarinath Pawar and Prashant Khaire were promoted to the ranks of deputy commissioner. Kale, who was shifted to the police welfare cell a year ago due to political pressure, has been promoted and transferred to the Nagpur rural police as the additional superintendent of police. Raut has been promoted and transferred as the DCP of Amravati city police. DCP of Zone-V Vilasrao Chandanshive, who was temporary posted in Thane, has been made permanent. Pawar, who was the ACP in the Thane police commissionarate, has been promoted and retained as the DCP in the Thane city police. Khaire who was ACP of Ulhasnagar division has been promoted as the Navi Mumbai's DCP.
2015-01-11State moves to regularise unauthorised structures
State moves to regularise unauthorised structures The state govt has set up a panel under the BMC commissioner to regularise unauthorised constructions. Written by Shalini Nair | Mumbai | Published: January 12, 2015 2:27 am There will soon be relief in sight for descendants of Sindhi migrants who arrived from West Pakistan in course of the partition and made their home in the many refugee camps of Maharashtra. The state government has set up a panel under the BMC commissioner to frame a policy to regularise unauthorised constructions that have mushroomed in these settlements over the past many decades. The 13-member panel has been appointed after a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking regularisation of the five Sindhi colonies of Mumbai on similar grounds as was provided to the unauthorised structures in India’s largest Sindhi enclave of Ulhasnagar. The panel is expected to study the Regularisation of Unauthorised Developments in the City of Ulhasnagar Act, 2006, and its applicability to all unauthorised constructions in the erstwhile Sindhi refugee camps across the state and submit its report within three months. “It will also have to suggest ways to prevent further encroachments in these former refugee camps,” said an official from the state Urban Development Department. In Mumbai alone, such refugee camps occupy a total of 280 acres with the largest being the Sindhi camps in Mulund and Sion Koliwada that are spread over 100 acres each. Around 60 acres is occupied by what is popularly known as Sindhi camp in Chembur and ten acres each by the Thakkar Bappa Colony at CST Road in Chembur and the Wadia Trust Estate Refugee Camp in Kurla. City historian Deepak Rao said Sindhi refugees, who could afford it, purchased plots in Colaba and Khar where they were once given temporary residence. “The poorer of the lot stayed on in the camps in Chembur, Sion and Mulund, which from 1947 until the seventies were wastelands on the periphery of Mumbai. As their families expanded, they had no option but to unofficially extend their homes as seeking permissions on land that didn’t belong to them would have been a long-drawn out process,” he added. As a result the barracks and RCC buildings with common toilets have expanded vertically and laterally on vacant portions of land without the requisite building sanctions. Similar settlements also abound in other parts of the state such as Thane, Pune, Nagpur, Amravati, Kolhapur, Gondia and Chalisgaon in Jalgaon district. The panel will also comprise municipal commissioners, or chief officers in case of municipal councils, representing each of these places as also the Secretary of the Maharashtra’s Relief and Rehabilitation department. The petition says unauthorised extensions have been made by the families of Sindhi descent with the complete complicity of local authorities who now harass the residents through periodic demolition threats.
State moves to regularise unauthorised structures
2015-01-10Plans for a regional waste management plant back o
Plans for a regional waste management plant back on the drawing board The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority was expecting to commission the plant by the end of 2015. Written by MANASI PHADKE | Mumbai | Published: January 11, 2015 2:06 am Nearly five years after initiating the project, plans for a regional solid waste management plant to scientifically process waste of various municipal corporations in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region have come to a grinding halt. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) was expecting to commission the plant by the end of 2015 but under the previous Congress-NCP government, it terminated the agreement with the selected bidder and has now brought the project back on the drawing board. U P S Madan, metropolitan commissioner at the MMRDA, said, “We cancelled the earlier bid because there were issues about past projects and the history of the bidder. The authority wasn’t comfortable with the track record. There was also an opinion of the previous government that we should review the construction model instead of going with the public-private partnership model.” Madan said the new Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government was yet to assess the project. “Meanwhile, we have started internally considering alternatives to public-private partnership such as constructing the plant on our own and then outsourcing its operation and maintenance,” he added. The MMRDA had issued a ‘Letter of Award’ to a consortium led by Hyderabad-based Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd after getting an approval from its executive committee in May 2013 to implement the project on a public-private partnership basis. The regional solid waste management plant to be located at Taloja was to have a capacity to process 2,500 tonnes of garbage from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region per day for 25 years. The plant, touted to be stench-free, was an attempt to move dumping grounds away from human habitat, which all local bodies could use. The plant was proposed for the use of six urban local bodies – Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath and Kulgaon-Badlapur. The Thane Municipal Corporation had, however, expressed reservations about utilising the plant. According to project documents maintained by the MMRDA, the six corporations put together were likely to generate nearly 5,000 tonnes of waste per day by 2035. As per the plan, the local bodies were to first bring municipal waste to a transfer station in their locality, where the waste was to be compacted by removing moisture and taken to the plant spread across a 107-hectare plot in Taloja. A material recovery facility would then separate the bio-degradable and combustible material. Bio-degradable material was to be composted, while the rest incinerated to produce 24 megawatt electricity per day.
Plans for a regional waste management plant back o
2015-01-08Unhappy with rlys, passengers chalk out own soluti
Unhappy with rlys, passengers chalk out own solutions to prevent mishaps Manoj Badgeri | TNN | Jan 9, 2015, 02.22 AM IST THANE: Almost a week after Diva commuters created a ruckus over irregular train services, passenger associations from Kalyan, Dombivli and Badlapur have come together to demand safe, secure and timely functioning of rail services. Members of several passenger organizations have prepared a presentation on how to improve services along the suburban sector. This will be presented to railway minister Suresh Prabhu ahead of his visit. The extended townships at Kalyan, Dombivli and Badlapur have witnessed a spurt in population. This sharp rise in numbers has resulted in overcrowding of trains along this section of the CR belt. Even though the CR generates more revenue from this belt, the safety of commuters continues to remain a distant dream. Kalyan zone has witnessed the highest number of mishaps in 2014, followed by Thane. Various commuters associations from distant suburbs, including Ulhasnagar, Badlapur, Kalyan and Dombivli met on Wednesday and came up with an action plan to improve services. "We have been working for the safety of rail commuters since many years. So, we know exactly the infrastructural limitations and requirements of commuters in this part of the suburbs. Likewise, we have charted out some solutions that can help the officials. We believe in not just demanding, but going a step ahead and presenting solutions," said an activist from Dombivli, Babanrao Lohokare. Lohokare went on to explain how overcrowding of trains could be reduced at Kalyan by utilizing the freight yard space to construct new platforms. ''Not only can more trains be accommodated, commuters will also not be inconvenienced due to delay in trains,'' he added. Veteran activists from the suburbs have demanded that the CR must opt for wider and longer rails, a concept that is being used by their counterparts on the Western line. ''We have been interacting with several former railway officials and experts over the years. Now, as the minister has expressed his willingness to look into the issue, we will present him with the presentation,'' said Lohokare. Meanwhile, members of the federation of suburban passenger associations also met in Kalyan on Thursday and put forth some of their issues. ''We have invited members of several passenger associations from Thane district and have asked them to present their views and suggestions," said Nandkumar Deshmukh, a railway activist.
2015-01-07Olympeo Infrastructure launches Olympeo Riverside
Olympeo Infrastructure launches Olympeo Riverside an integrated township India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | January 07, 2015 10:01 IST Prabhat Ranjan, co-founder of Brick Eagle, a financial services platform for the affordable housing industry, has forayed into real estate development, incorporating a new venture Olympeo Infrastructure. The company has announced the launch of its first project Olympeo Riverside, an integrated township spread across 25 acres on the banks of Ulhas River, in the Neral-Karjat belt, an extended Mumbai suburb. Olympeo Riverside is expected to generate revenues of over Rs. 300 crores. Commenting on the launch, Prabhat Ranjan, Chairman and MD, Olympeo Infrastructure stated, “Everyone deserves a lifestyle that celebrates everyday living. A lifestyle that ensures well-being of family, that truly makes one come alive and live an active life. But only a select few can actually afford it. With this township, we intend to provide an active lifestyle that suits everyone’s pocket at an upcoming location of Neral-Karjat, accessible to every income bracket. Olympeo Riverside is our new year gift that suits every pocket, apart from incorporating the best of modern amenities and infrastructure for a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle." Rajesh Krishnan, MD & CEO of Brick Eagle Capital Advisory said, “We are happy to foray into real estate, and promise to provide premium housing with the best and state of the art amenities. The upcoming project will incorporate uncompromising quality, architectural excellence and intelligent designs.”Olympeo Riverside is a project which ensures the dream of owning premium quality homes without burning a hole in the pockets. It not only offers spacious apartments with comforts of a modern lifestyle, but also guarantees well landscaped amenities including, but not limited to, a sports arena for multiple activities spread across five acres, Primary School, Shopping Plaza, a huge Club house and green spaces. Renowned Architect Hafeez Contractor has master-planned and designed the entire project with a primary motto “to create a community full of outdoor activity enhancing social interaction”. The project offers range of 1 BHK and 2 BHK apartments starting from Rs. 13 lakh onwards integrated with technology and civic amenities like water treatment plant, rain water harvesting, sewerage treatment plant, garbage recycling and alternative source of energy like solar power ensuring green and eco-friendly technology coupled with modern urban design. Spread across 25 acres in the prime upcoming node of Neral-Karjat belt, the project will house 1500+ units. With its close proximity to Shelu railway station and 4 lanes Badlapur Khopoli highway, the project further enhances the connectivity not only to the suburban local network of Mumbai but also to the near Industrial areas of Badlapur-Ambernath. The Neral-Karjat belt is being widely recognized as the upcoming development node and a natural extension of both Kalyan-Dombivali and Panvel area. Congestion of the Mumbai city and its suburbs, easy accessibility, close proximity to the tourist attractions like Lonavala and Matheran complemented with the upcoming infrastructure and development projects in the Karjat region itself has propelled the demand for the real estate market in the vicinity. It has easy access to Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Navi Mumbai and Pune too. Developments of schools, colleges, film studios, resorts supported by continuously improving infrastructure are catalyzing Karjat Real Estate market. A host of big and small companies operating from neighbourhood areas like Panvel, Ambernath, Badlapur and Ulhasnagar offers huge employment catchment area. Karjat will be the next hot spot for prospective developers and buyers alike for affordable housing location.
Olympeo Infrastructure launches Olympeo Riverside
2015-01-05Real-life fairy tale makes Mumbai vada pav vendor
Real-Life Fairy Tale Makes Mumbai Vada Pav Vendor Rs 7 Cr Richer Jan 05, 2015, 06:45 IST | Bhupen Patel After Learning Of His Grandfather's Plots In Kalyan, Prem Gurudasani Filed A Series Of RTI Applications Only To Find His Ancestral Property Usurped By Land Mafia; Cops Nab One Following An FIR, Hunt For Kingpin His wife left him with his two kids in tow three years ago, because his meagre earnings of Rs 150 a day were far from sufficient to support the family. Now, Ulhasnagar resident Prem Tejumal Gurudasani (42) is reasonably confident that she will come back. For, if all goes well, the vada pav vendor is going to have a net worth of over Rs 7 crore in just a few months.Gurudasani, who has lived in acute poverty all his life and has been working as a vada pav vendor for ten years, never even dared to dream that his would be a rags-to-riches story. Living in a 160 sq ft house, which he shares with his brother’s family, he never thought that he would turn out to be the part owner of two plots in Kalyan measuring a total of 9.5 acres. Imagine Gurudasani’s surprise, then, when one of the customers at the Sunil Tea Mart in Ambernath told him a few months ago that his grandfather had left him and his siblings two plots in Kalyan one at Wadeghar, measuring 7.5 acres and worth Rs 30 crore, and another at Ashalegaon, measuring 2 acres and worth Rs 5 crore.Striking gold The plots were allotted by the Central Government to Gurudasani’s grandfather Radhomal Minhomal Chichariya alias Gurudasani (who died on April 19, 1984) after he was displaced from Pakistan post-Partition and was rehabilitated in Ulhasnagar. The local land mafia had usurped the plots by making a woman pose as Radhomal’s widow. As soon as Gurudasani heard about this, he filed various RTI applications and, armed with evidence, registered an FIR with the Bazarpeth police station in Kalyan. Acting on his complaint, the police began a crack down on the mafia and arrested one of the accused, Manoj Chichariya, in connection with the case. Crorepati speak Gurudasani, who says he is hopeful of getting his due following the police action, said, “I have been living in acute poverty. I have sold vada pav at the tea stall for the past ten years. I started with Rs 80 a day and now I get Rs 150 as my daily wage. Because of my low income, I had regular fights with my wife and she walked out of the house with my two kids nearly three years ago.The first thing I want is to get my family back home. I miss my wife and children.”“I make barely Rs 50,000 a year and I had never dreamt I would get so much money. I was not aware that my grandfather owned any such plots and he probably didn’t know about them either. Destiny has taken its course. I hope that justice will prevail and we will get what is rightfully ours,” he added. If everything works in Gurudasani’s favour, he will get a minimum of Rs 7 crore as his share in the property. “I have an elder sister, who will get 40 per cent of the property since she has brought all of us up. The other three siblings, including me, will get 20 per cent each.” Police case Inspector B R Ghadge of Bazarpeth police station said, “The group made a woman, Lajwanti Chichariya, pose as Radhomal’s widow and got the property transferred in her name by manipulating the property card (7/12 utara). One of Chichariya’s sons, who posed as a legal heir, has been arrested, while the rest are absconding.” The Bazarpeth police have registered an FIR against 13 people, including Lajwanti Chichariya and the alleged kingpin, Godumal Kishnani, under Sections 420 (cheating), 465 (for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 120 (B) (conspiracy), and 506 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Officials said they suspect that the group may have been behind other such land grabs in the Ulhasnagar area as well.
Real-life fairy tale makes Mumbai vada pav vendor
2015-01-05Real-Life Fairy Tale Makes Mumbai Vada Pav Vendor
Real-Life Fairy Tale Makes Mumbai Vada Pav Vendor Rs. 7 Crore Richer Mumbai | mid-day.com | Updated: January 05, 2015 10:41 IST His wife left him with his two kids in tow three years ago, because his meagre earnings of Rs. 150 a day were far from sufficient to support the family. Now, Ulhasnagar resident Prem Tejumal Gurudasani (42) is reasonably confident that she will come back. For, if all goes well, the vada pav vendor is going to have a net worth of over Rs. 7 crore in just a few months. Gurudasani, who has lived in acute poverty all his life and has been working as a vada pav vendor for ten years, never even dared to dream that his would be a rags-to-riches story. Living in a 160 sq ft house, which he shares with his brother's family, he never thought that he would turn out to be the part owner of two plots in Kalyan measuring a total of 9.5 acres. Imagine Gurudasani's surprise, then, when one of the customers at the Sunil Tea Mart in Ambernath told him a few months ago that his grandfather had left him and his siblings two plots in Kalyan one at Wadeghar, measuring 7.5 acres and worth Rs. 30 crore, and another at Ashalegaon, measuring 2 acres and worth Rs. 5 crore. Striking gold The plots were allotted by the Central Government to Gurudasani's grandfather Radhomal Minhomal Chichariya alias Gurudasani (who died on April 19, 1984) after he was displaced from Pakistan post-Partition and was rehabilitated in Ulhasnagar. The local land mafia had usurped the plots by making a woman pose as Radhomal's widow. As soon as Gurudasani heard about this, he filed various RTI applications and, armed with evidence, registered an FIR with the Bazarpeth police station in Kalyan. Acting on his complaint, the police began a crack down on the mafia and arrested one of the accused, Manoj Chichariya, in connection with the case. Crorepati speak Gurudasani, who says he is hopeful of getting his due following the police action, said, "I have been living in acute poverty. I have sold vada pav at the tea stall for the past ten years. I started with Rs. 80 a day and now I get Rs. 150 as my daily wage. Because of my low income, I had regular fights with my wife and she walked out of the house with my two kids nearly three years ago. The first thing I want is to get my family back home. I miss my wife and children.""I make barely Rs. 50,000 a year and I had never dreamt I would get so much money. I was not aware that my grandfather owned any such plots and he probably didn't know about them either. Destiny has taken its course. I hope that justice will prevail and we will get what is rightfully ours," he added. If everything works in Gurudasani's favour, he will get a minimum of Rs. 7 crore as his share in the property. "I have an elder sister, who will get 40 per cent of the property since she has brought all of us up. The other three siblings, including me, will get 20 per cent each." Police case Inspector B R Ghadge of Bazarpeth police station said, "The group made a woman, Lajwanti Chichariya, pose as Radhomal's widow and got the property transferred in her name by manipulating the property card (7/12 utara). One of Chichariya's sons, who posed as a legal heir, has been arrested, while the rest are absconding." The Bazarpeth police have registered an FIR against 13 people, including Lajwanti Chichariya and the alleged kingpin, Godumal Kishnani, under Sections 420 (cheating), 465 (for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 120 (B) (conspiracy), and 506 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Officials said they suspect that the group may have been behind other such land grabs in the Ulhasnagar area as well. Plot twists Wadeghar During investigations, the Bazarpeth police officials found that the fraudsters tried to take over the 7.5-acre Wadeghar land in 2008. The group approached the revenue department and collector's office claiming that Radhomal Minhomal also had an alias, Ramchandra Mukhee, and that he had died in the year 1957. Four imposters, Mohandas Mukhee, Mangaram Mukhee, Bhagwandas Mukhee and Govindram Mukhee, posed as Radhomal's legal heirs and staked their claim to the land. The revenue department, however, refuted their claims and rejected their affidavit. Police said the group succeeded in the second attempt, when they made one Lajwanti Chichariya approach the revenue department and file an affidavit claiming that she was Radhomal's widow. In her affidavit, Lajwanti claimed that she had four children Manoj, Ashok, Varsha and Asha with Radhomal. On November 25, 2008, the plot was allotted to Lajwanti. The very next day, she sold the plot valued at over Rs. 30 crore to the kingpin, Godumal Kishnani, for just Rs. 22 lakh. Kishnani subsequently allotted a portion of the land to a developer to construct residential apartments. Ashalegaon Lajwanti received this plot allotted after submitting Radhomal's fake death certificate at the revenue office. She and her children Manoj, Ashok, Varsha and Asha posed as legal heirs and got the property transferred in their names. After manipulating the property card, Lajwanti gave power of attorney of the plot to her relatives Haresh Nandalal Verma and Meera Bajaj. Based on the power of attorney, the plot was then sold to a local developer, Gopinath Mukadum, for only Rs. 18 lakh in September 2008. Around half acre of the plot has been encroached upon by some small-scale industries. Probe scuttled Officials from the Bazarpeth police said that the alleged kingpin, Godumal, who is an influential person, has been pressuring the cops not to proceed with the investigation into the case. Some senior policemen have allegedly been interfering with the investigations and asking Police Inspector B R Ghadge not to make further arrests. Fed up with the pressure, Ghadge made a note of this in the station diary. The case was abruptly transferred from him to another officer in the afternoon yesterday. Ghadge, however, denied that there was any pressure on him.
Real-Life Fairy Tale Makes Mumbai Vada Pav Vendor
2015-01-05Vada Pav vendor turns crorepati - Andhra Wishesh
Vada Pav vendor turns crorepati 0%/100% 148 Top Stories Vada Pav vendor turns crorepati January 05, 2015 15:05 Twitter Facebook Google + Pinterest He was a small time tea seller who just earns Rs 150 a day. Because of his poverty, his wife along with two children left him but still he is continuing to earn the same amount. He waited for the right time and all of a sudden, he got to know that now he is has property worth Rs 7 crores. This fairy tale is of 42-year-old Prem Tejumal Gurudasani from Ambernath. One of Gurudasani's customer told him that his grandfather has left him and his siblings to plots Kalyan one at Wadeghar and other at Ashalegaon measuring about 7.5 acres worth Rs 30 crores, 2 acres worth Rs 5 crores respectively. This land was allotted by the Central Government to Gurudasani's grandfather Radhomal Minhomal Chichariya after he was displaced from Pakistan post-Partition and settled in Ulhasnagar. As Radhomal died in 1984, the local mafia stepped in and encroached it by providing dummy evidence as Radhomal's widow.  As Gurudasani got to know about this, he filed RTI application. With the information of RTI, he filed FIR against the culprits. The police have cracked down the case and arrested one accused. If everything falls in its place, Gurudasani will get a share of Rs 7 crores while major share would go to Gurudasani's sister who did brought up all the siblings. - TVR If you enjoyed this Post, Sign up for Newsletter (And get daily dose of political, entertainment news straight to your inbox) Share This Article Do the sharing thingy Twitter Facebook Google + Pinterest Tagged Under : Vada Pav vendor  vada pav vendor turns crorepati  Kalyan  Ambernath  Wadeghar  Ashalegaon  RTI  FIR  Ulhasnagar  migration post partition   Other Published OK with Social Media comments! February 04, 2015 Petrol, Diesel prices slashed February 03, 2015 Train Ticket at Doorsteps February 03, 2015 EAMCET to be held separately! February 03, 2015 Woman teaches lesson to molester February 02, 2015 Deve Gowda quits Politics February 02, 2015 MP suffers with Swine Flu February 02, 2015 Contact Number to become Identity January 31, 2015 In Talks to join BJP! January 31, 2015 Nehru was secular or not - Ravi Shankar Prasad January 30, 2015 Skyscraper project faces hurdles January 30, 2015 PM Modi - innovate for 'm-Governance' January 30, 2015 Related News Kona to pen dialogues for GS 2 January 31, 2015 Kalyanram Enjoying success of Pataas January 29, 2015 Ravi Teja's KICK 2 Teaser January 27, 2015 Kalyanram is on cloud nine January 24, 2015 Pataas awaits a grand release January 22, 2015 Pataas Movie Review January 21, 2015 It is Puri for Varun's next! January 19, 2015 Gopala Gopala gets 'U' January 09, 2015 Gopala Gopala Movie Review January 08, 2015 NTR to lend his voice! January 06, 2015 Pawan Kalyan meets his fan January 06, 2015 Bandipotu Audio on... January 05, 2015 Latest News OK with Social Media comments! The Centre on Tuesday said to the Supreme Court that Facebook and other social media comments on certain issues relating… Gaddam Gang Movie Review Coming Soon----- Petrol, Diesel prices slashed The petrol and diesel prices have been slashed yet again by Rs 2.42 and Rs 2.25 respectively. Much to the… Lakshmi Manchu in KV's next! The multi-talented Lakshmi Manchu is all set to feature in creative director Krishna Vamsi's next. According to the sources, Krishna… RBI keeps rates unchanged The Reserve Bank of India has kept its Policy Repo Rate and cash reserve ratio [CRR] unchanged at 7.75 percent… Photo GalleriesMore » Movie ReviewsMore » Gaddam Gang Movie Review 2015-02-06 out of 5 (/5) Read Review Hawaizaada Movie Review 2015-01-30 1.5 out of 5 (1.5/5) Read Review Pataas Movie Review 2015-01-23 3.5 out of 5 (3.5/5) Read Review Watch VideosMore » Badlapur Movie Song - Judaai Song Roy Movie Song - Yaara Re Video Song Dagudumoota Dandakor Movie Latest Trailer Temper Movie Theatrical Trailer Sign up to our mailing list : Subscribe Whats Hot Andhra News Movie Reviews Movie Gallery Funny Videos News & World Hot Gossips Events Gallery Spicy Videos Sports Spicy Pictures The Buzz Bollywood News Latest Videos HOT Topics Actress Gallery Movie Events Videos Tollywood News Actor Gallery Songs & Trailors ABN ETV2 T-NEWS Sakshi Get in Touch Advertise with usContact UsCareersFeedbackReport violationSubmit Content Home | About us | Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Liability Disclaimer | Sitemap | Rss © 2013-2014 All Rights Reserved Andhrawisesh Powered by Wishesh Digital Media
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2015-01-05Real-Life Fairy Tale Makes Mumbai Vada Pav Vendor
Real-Life Fairy Tale Makes Mumbai Vada Pav Vendor Rs. 7 Crore Richer Updated: January 05, 2015 10:41 IST His wife left him with his two kids in tow three years ago, because his meagre earnings of Rs. 150 a day were far from sufficient to support the family. Now, Ulhasnagar resident Prem Tejumal Gurudasani (42) is reasonably confident that she will come back. For, if all goes well, the vada pav vendor is going to have a net worth of over Rs. 7 crore in just a few months. Gurudasani, who has lived in acute poverty all his life and has been working as a vada pav vendor for ten years, never even dared to dream that his would be a rags-to-riches story. Living in a 160 sq ft house, which he shares with his brother's family, he never thought that he would turn out to be the part owner of two plots in Kalyan measuring a total of 9.5 acres. Imagine Gurudasani's surprise, then, when one of the customers at the Sunil Tea Mart in Ambernath told him a few months ago that his grandfather had left him and his siblings two plots in Kalyan one at Wadeghar, measuring 7.5 acres and worth Rs. 30 crore, and another at Ashalegaon, measuring 2 acres and worth Rs. 5 crore. Striking gold The plots were allotted by the Central Government to Gurudasani's grandfather Radhomal Minhomal Chichariya alias Gurudasani (who died on April 19, 1984) after he was displaced from Pakistan post-Partition and was rehabilitated in Ulhasnagar. The local land mafia had usurped the plots by making a woman pose as Radhomal's widow. As soon as Gurudasani heard about this, he filed various RTI applications and, armed with evidence, registered an FIR with the Bazarpeth police station in Kalyan. Acting on his complaint, the police began a crack down on the mafia and arrested one of the accused, Manoj Chichariya, in connection with the case. Crorepati speak Gurudasani, who says he is hopeful of getting his due following the police action, said, "I have been living in acute poverty. I have sold vada pav at the tea stall for the past ten years. I started with Rs. 80 a day and now I get Rs. 150 as my daily wage. Because of my low income, I had regular fights with my wife and she walked out of the house with my two kids nearly three years ago. The first thing I want is to get my family back home. I miss my wife and children.""I make barely Rs. 50,000 a year and I had never dreamt I would get so much money. I was not aware that my grandfather owned any such plots and he probably didn't know about them either. Destiny has taken its course. I hope that justice will prevail and we will get what is rightfully ours," he added. If everything works in Gurudasani's favour, he will get a minimum of Rs. 7 crore as his share in the property. "I have an elder sister, who will get 40 per cent of the property since she has brought all of us up. The other three siblings, including me, will get 20 per cent each." Police case Inspector B R Ghadge of Bazarpeth police station said, "The group made a woman, Lajwanti Chichariya, pose as Radhomal's widow and got the property transferred in her name by manipulating the property card (7/12 utara). One of Chichariya's sons, who posed as a legal heir, has been arrested, while the rest are absconding." The Bazarpeth police have registered an FIR against 13 people, including Lajwanti Chichariya and the alleged kingpin, Godumal Kishnani, under Sections 420 (cheating), 465 (for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 120 (B) (conspiracy), and 506 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. Officials said they suspect that the group may have been behind other such land grabs in the Ulhasnagar area as well. Plot twists Wadeghar During investigations, the Bazarpeth police officials found that the fraudsters tried to take over the 7.5-acre Wadeghar land in 2008. The group approached the revenue department and collector's office claiming that Radhomal Minhomal also had an alias, Ramchandra Mukhee, and that he had died in the year 1957. Four imposters, Mohandas Mukhee, Mangaram Mukhee, Bhagwandas Mukhee and Govindram Mukhee, posed as Radhomal's legal heirs and staked their claim to the land. The revenue department, however, refuted their claims and rejected their affidavit. Police said the group succeeded in the second attempt, when they made one Lajwanti Chichariya approach the revenue department and file an affidavit claiming that she was Radhomal's widow. In her affidavit, Lajwanti claimed that she had four children Manoj, Ashok, Varsha and Asha with Radhomal. On November 25, 2008, the plot was allotted to Lajwanti. The very next day, she sold the plot valued at over Rs. 30 crore to the kingpin, Godumal Kishnani, for just Rs. 22 lakh. Kishnani subsequently allotted a portion of the land to a developer to construct residential apartments. Ashalegaon Lajwanti received this plot allotted after submitting Radhomal's fake death certificate at the revenue office. She and her children Manoj, Ashok, Varsha and Asha posed as legal heirs and got the property transferred in their names. After manipulating the property card, Lajwanti gave power of attorney of the plot to her relatives Haresh Nandalal Verma and Meera Bajaj. Based on the power of attorney, the plot was then sold to a local developer, Gopinath Mukadum, for only Rs. 18 lakh in September 2008. Around half acre of the plot has been encroached upon by some small-scale industries. Probe scuttled Officials from the Bazarpeth police said that the alleged kingpin, Godumal, who is an influential person, has been pressuring the cops not to proceed with the investigation into the case. Some senior policemen have allegedly been interfering with the investigations and asking Police Inspector B R Ghadge not to make further arrests. Fed up with the pressure, Ghadge made a note of this in the station diary. The case was abruptly transferred from him to another officer in the afternoon yesterday. Ghadge, however, denied that there was any pressure on him.
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2015-01-05High Court to hear PIL on amenities at residential
HIGH COURT TO HEAR PIL ON AMENITIES AT RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR TRIBALS Mumbai Mirror | Updated: Jan 6, 2015, 12.00 AM IST Observing that the issue required urgent attention, the Bombay High Court on Monday said it would hear a public interest litigation seeking basic amenities such as food, clothing, books and medical facilities for tribal girls in state-run residential schools in Maharashtra on January 8. Vishnu Gavali, the petitioner, submitted before the division bench headed by Chief Justice Mohit Shah that the hearing may be expedited. Gavali contended that since 2011, the tribal development department had not provided essential amenities to these schools. Further, the girls' hostel at Ulhasnagar in Th ane district should be shifted immediately as the inmates had lodged complaints against the authorities alleging harassment, he said. In many places, students resorted to agitations, hunger strike, etc., the PIL says. PTI
2015-01-03The Incredible Story Of A Dalit Woman's Rise To Su
The Incredible Story Of A Dalit Woman's Rise To Success In Mumbai 03/01/2015 10:58 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST By Madhavankutty Pillai We are in Kalpana Saroj's cabin in Ballard Estate, Mumbai, and it is the day before she has to go to Delhi to attend a Board meeting of Bharatiya Mahila Bank. The bank for women had been mooted in the 2013-14 Union Budget by the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram and when it was launched later that year, the Government had wanted representatives from beyond the banking sector and Saroj had been invited to be a director. On the Mahila Bank's website, there are short profiles of all Board members. There are people with Master's degrees, Harvard alumni, who have done advanced management programmes and more. Against Saroj's name, no educational qualifications are spelt out. That is because she has not even completed her schooling. The contrast is actually the reason Saroj is there. As a Dalit and a woman entrepreneur, her story says something about the progression of India or, at least, how India ideally hopes to progress. From rank deprivation, Saroj is today a successful businesswoman, a prominent member of the Dalit Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and has a Padma Shri. Becoming a director of the Mahila Bank was especially satisfactory. "There was a time when I had to run around for two to three years just to get a Rs 50,000 loan from a bank," she says. We are sitting in what was once the boardroom of Kamani Tubes, a company that bears the name of the man who started it--Ramji Kamani. The road outside is named after him. It was a family that was once seen as Bombay aristocracy. The woman occupying the room now is from a mofussil village in interior Maharashtra and once tailored for daily wages of a couple of rupees. The decline of the Kamanis, by a combination of labour problems and family disputes, coincides with Saroj's gradual rise. "My grandfather was a labourer, working in the fields. He somehow educated my father to the level that he could become a constable," she says. This was in a village called Repatkhed, about 50 km from Akola town. Around 1969-70, at the age of 12, largely at the instigation of her maternal uncle, Saroj was married off to a man from Mumbai who was more than 10 years older than her. She had just entered seventh standard in school then. "He (her uncle) told my parents, 'You are lucky, how will you ever get a boy from Mumbai?' Mumbai then was thought like America is now. My father agreed," she says. The child bride found Mumbai to be nothing like America and even worse than her village. They had lived in decent police quarters at Repatkhed, but here the house in the suburb of Ulhasnagar turned out to be a shanty in a slum. It was a large family of 10 to 12, and she was expected to do most of the housework. Mistakes would get her abuse and beatings from her sister-in-law. After six months, her father came to Mumbai to visit her and was shocked to see her condition. "He said he was going to take me home. They said they won't allow it. They made a scene. But he was in police uniform and took me away," she says. Back home in Repatkhed, he told her to forget everything that had happened as a bad dream and to start studying again, but she had no enthusiasm anymore. She was also taunted at school by other students about deserting her marriage. "I thought that my life was over; what was the point in studying when I had no future. I continued on till eighth and ninth standard," she says. She was desperate to make something of life. There was enrolment happening for policewomen for the first time in Akola and Saroj tried to get into the force. She went to the circle inspector, the recruiting officer, who told her that she was too young. She failed to get into nursing. She learnt tailoring. "I didn't think of myself as a burden earlier, but now I felt like one on the family. They started bringing proposals, but I hated the idea of marriage," she says. Once, after a minor quarrel at home, she decided that she had had enough of such an existence. She bought three bottles of Tik-20, an insecticide used to kill bedbugs, from a medical shop and went to her aunt's home 2 km away. "My bua used to live alone. I told her I have a headache and can I sleep inside. Once alone, I immediately drank all three bottles. My hands and legs began to convulse and my mouth started frothing. My aunt came to give me tea and saw this. She started shouting for help. She thought I had been bitten by a snake," she says.
The Incredible Story Of A Dalit Woman
2015-01-03Duo held for smuggling gutkha - Times of India
Duo held for smuggling gutkha Nishikant Karlikar | TNN | Jan 4, 2015, 02.42 AM IST Thane: Banned gutkha worth Rs 92,890 was seized from Bhiwandi by the Thane police on Thursday night. The police said that they had information that two persons would be smuggling a consignment of the banned tobacco-laced gutkha from Vapi, Gujarat. The information said that the duo will be entering Bhiwandi in a four-wheeler with the consignment. Following the tip-off, the Central Crime Detection Branch of Thane police laid a trap at Nadi Naka at around 4 am. "A four-wheeler which matched with the description of the tip was intercepted by our team, upon carrying out the car search, we found out that small packets of gutkha was stashed inside the jute bags," Devidas Gheware, senior police inspector told TOI. The accused--Mukesh Khubchandani (45) and Jagdish Bajaj (45) both residents of Ulhasnagar were arrested by the police. -- Nishikant Karlikar
2015-01-03Bombay high court to hear PIL seeking basic amenit
Bombay high court to hear PIL seeking basic amenities for tribal schools The Bombay high court will hear a public interest litigation (PIL) on January 5 seeking basic amenities like food, clothes, books and medical facilities for tribal girls in residential schools across Maharashtra. Activist Vishnu Gavali, who filed the PIL, mentioned about it on Friday before vacation judge justice Gautam Patel. The judge has kept the matter for hearing before a regular court on January 5. The petitioner, appearing in person, contended that from 2011 till date, the tribal development department has not provided essential items and security to tribal girl students. This should be done with immediate effect, he prayed. The PIL said the girls' hostel at Ulhasnagar should be shifted immediately as the inmates have lodged complaints against the authorities alleging harassment. The basic amenities mentioned in government resolutions of November 2011, April 2013 and June 2013 have not been provided to the inmates of tribal residential schools all over the state, the PIL alleged. As a result, tribal students had gone on a hunger strike in places Karjat, Neral, Mahad, Pali, Pen, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Jawajar, Talasari, Wada, Vikramgad, Goregaon, Panvel, Shahpur, Murbad and Bordi, it claimed.
2015-01-02Ban on Ulhasnagar cockfight after Bombay high cour
Ban on Ulhasnagar cockfight after Bombay high court grants interim stay Animal activists who have been protesting against cockfights have reason to cheer. The Bombay high court (HC) has granted an ad-interim stay on the cruel practice, saying that it is ex-facie (on the face of it) illegal and contrary to the provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. This means that a cockfight slated to be held today (Friday) in Ulhasnagar, Thane, cannot take place. Justice Gautam Patel has directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that no cockfight takes place in Ulhasnagar as alleged in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL). The HC restrained the organisers – Mahesh Tare and Prakash Tare – from going ahead with the event, although the duo made a statement that they had not planned it. The PIL was filed by N G Jayasimha, director of the Humane Society International, India, an animal welfare organisation based in Hyderabad. The petitioner had come across a pamphlet which mentioned that a cock fight would be organised on January 2 in Aashele village at Ganpat Nagar, Ulhasnagar. Jayasimha has sought action against the alleged cockfight organisers saying that such events violate provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. According to the petition, a cockfights involves two roosters being placed in a small fighting ring and then incited to fight. The roosters may be specially bred, trained or given steroids to make them more aggressive. Usually, a razor blade or small iron hook is attached to the feet of these roosters to increase the damage inflicted on the other fighting bird, the PIL said. The PIL said that it is possible that roosters fight with each other over territory, food or mates. However, such fights would only be to establish a hierarchy among birds and would not last as long, or cause such serious injury, as in organised fights. Therefore, such fights are completely artificial and it cannot be said that the animals are exhibiting their natural behaviour. Since sections 11(1)(m) and (n), of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, specifically prohibit both the incitement of animals to fight for entertainment, the organisation of such events, and the using of a place for such fights, cockfights ought to be considered acts of cruelty and prohibited per se, the PIL said.
Ban on Ulhasnagar cockfight after Bombay high cour
2015-01-02Commuters vent their ire at Central Railway - I am
Commuters vent their ire at Central Railway Friday, 02 January 2015 - 4:23pm IST | Rupali Shinde | Edited by: Disha Shetty Mega-block and technical glitches greeted the commuters on the Central Railway on the second day of the New Year, disrupting the railway services during peak hours. Trains services were affected after power disruption to the overhead wires between Kalyan and Thakurli stations on Friday morning. Angry commuters then resorted to stone-pelting and came down on the tracks, blocking trains to express their anger. While the power services were restored soon after, commuters at Diva station did not allow the trains to move. As a result, services in the down route to CST were cancelled, affecting thousands of Central Line commuters. Jaya Palve, 22, who travels from her home in Ulhasnagar to her office in Airoli, said, “I boared a 7.42am fast train from Ulhasnagar to Thane. The strain stopped between the Kopar and Diva station. After waiting for two hours inside the train, people got down and started walking on the tracks. When the police arrived, all of a sudden the commuters picked up stones and targeted both the empty trains and the police officers.” While several commuters then decided to take buses or rickshaws to their destination, they realised that that roads were jammed, with traffic snarls at several places. Police resorted to lathi-charge to bring the situation under control. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis too took to Twitter, as he appealed to the people to maintain peace.
Commuters vent their ire at Central Railway - I am
2015-01-02PIL seeks amenities for tribal girls in Maha resid
PIL seeks amenities for tribal girls in Maha residential Press Trust of India | Mumbai Last Updated at January 2, 2015 17:40 IST The Bombay High Court will take up for hearing on January 5 a PIL seeking basic amenities like food, clothes, books and medical facilities for tribal girls in residential schools across Maharashtra. The PIL, filed by activist Vishnu Gavali, was today mentioned before Justice Gautam Patel, who presided over a vacation bench. However, the judge said he was placing the matter before a regular bench on January 5. The petitioner, appearing in person, contended that from 2011 till date, the tribal development department has not provided essential items and security to tribal girl students. This should be done with immediate effect, he prayed. The PIL said the girls' hostel at Ulhasnagar should be shifted immediately as the inmates have lodged complaints against the authorities alleging harassment. The basic amenities mentioned in government resolutions of November 2011, April 2013 and June 2013 have not been provided to the inmates of tribal residential schools all over the state, the PIL alleged. As a result, tribal students had gone on hunger strike in various parts such as Karjat, Neral, Mahad, Pali, Pen, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Jawajar, Talasari, Wada, Vikramgad, Goregaon, Panvel, Shahpur, Murbad and Bordi, it claimed.

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