One unidentified person died and 16 suffered injuries when a speeding tanker collided with four rickshaws and turned turtle before coming to a halt. The accident happened in Ulhasnagar Camp 3 on Kalyan-Badlapur highway, on Wednesday (October 24) morning.
The speeding tanker, which was carrying caustic soda (a chemical), first rubbed against a rickshaw near the Shanti Nagar area in Ulhasnagar Camp3. The tanker however continued traveling without stopping.
Some rickshaws waiting nearby then gave a chase to the truck. The tanker lorry driver then tried to over speed and in the act dashed against three more rickshaws parked on the roadside. It dragged one rickshaw for over 100 metres. Finally, it turned turtle and came to a halt. However, it already had killed one man and injured several others.
The injured were taken for treatment at private hospitals. The two rickshaw drivers Sajid Shaikh and Ashok Dolas, who sustained serious injuries, were admitted to the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar.
|2007-10-27||Son kills father|
The Ulhasnagar police have arrested a 25-year old man on charges of murdering his 60-year old father. According to the case, Raju Laxman Dhangar and two of his accomplices strangulated Laxman Dhangar to death last week.
The police immediately arrested all the three from the locality. The arrested are Raju Dhangar (25), Abdul Maimuddin Sheikh (25) and Ramesh Gopal Khatri (27).
According to information received from the police sources, the accused Raju and the deceased Laxman were staying separately for the past 15 years. Shantabai Dhangar, the deceased’s wife was also staying with their son Raju. Consequently, two years ago, Laxman had filed a case against his son at Kalyan court charging. The case was settled amicably eight months ago.
The deceased yet again filed a case against his son in the Ulhasnagar court. "The accused was fed up of his father’s legal action," informs an official with the local police station.
On the fateful day, with an intention to solve the issue, the trio arrived at Laxman’s house. "Raju along with his friends Sheikh and Khatri went to Laxman’s house to discuss about the case. However, the deceased started abusing them. Angered by Laxman’s violent behavior, the trio strangulated him to death," says a policeman.
|2007-10-25||One dead, 16 injured in accident at ulhasnagar|
One person was killed and 16 injured in an accident that took place around 9 am at Ulhasnagar on Wednesday. A tanker carrying caustic soda rammed into four autorickshaws before overturning.
According to officers attached to the Central police station, where a case of rash driving and culpable homicide has been registered, the tanker (MH 05 808) was on its way from Ambarnath to Kalyan.
“The tanker driver first banged into an autorickshaw near section 17 chowk. Auto-driver Sajid Shaikh chased the tanker for a good 200 meters and overtook it,” said a police officer present at the accident spot.
When the auto-driver started abusing the tanker driver, the tanker driver stepped on the accelerator and dragged the auto for over 50 meters, the officer added.
The tanker rammed into three other autos along the way before ramming into a streetlight pole and overturning. The driver fled from the spot.
At the time of going to press, the police were on the lookout for the driver of the tanker and were yet to establish the identity of the deceased.
|2007-10-21||Dandiya dhamaal by Rotary|
Rotary club of Ulhasnagar East successfully convened dandiya raas this year, with the right dose of fun, reverence and star appearances, writes Payal Talreja
From l to r: Jawahar Lahori, president of the club and actress Neha Bham. Dombivli Kalyan Plus shining bright at the event (inset)
Keeping up the tradition of seven years, Rotary club, Ulhasnagar – East delivered what they promised. A non-stop musical dandiya event, combined with regular doses of celebrities and fanfare at Mayur lawns.
Hundreds of youngsters swayed to the music and had fun to their hearts content at this grand Navratri event. Revelers came from all over the suburbs and participated in the event making it a grand success. Adding to the event’s glory was the partnership of Dombivli-Kalyan plus as its media partner.
“For several years Rotary Club of Ulhasnagar – East has dedicated itself in creating a platform for youngsters to enjoy this divine festival. The proceeds of this event, like every year, will go to the medical camps that the Rotary plans. The ongoing activities where we will divert these funds are, Kidney Dialysis project, cataract operations, etc,” informs Jawahar Lahori, president of the club.
“The response this year was great like every year. The immense youth participation made the three-month long preparation fruitful. Dandiya is a platform for social interaction, we will continue this legacy for many years to come,” said Harkishin Mulchandani, director, Rotary Club, Ulhasnagar – East.
“I didn’t know that people of Ulhasnagar have so much fun,” exclaimed television actress Neha Bham (Mahi from serial Mayka) who was invited for the event. “I am very happy to know that people here watch my serial and know me so well, it was a pleasure to be here,” she added.
Other celebrities who visited were Jaswinder Kaur (Pavitra from Betiyaan) and Shilpa Shinde (Soni from Mayka). The event was hosted by Anurag Acharya, noted anchor and media person of the suburbs.
|2007-10-21||Chandibai Tops in University Exams|
Several students from the College have made it to the merit list in various faculties and subjects, reports Sangeeta Sharma
Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani (CHM) College has a reason to rejoice and celebrate. It has scored first position in the category of faculty merit rankers in Arts, Science, and Commerce among the colleges outside Mumbai Region and is placed as third in the same category, prepared by the University of Mumbai. The toppers were felicitated at the hands of the Vice chancellor, Dr V V Khole, last week at the university and this week, it was the turn of the principal Dinesh Panjwani to felicitate them.
Sahasrabuddhe Ojas Ravikant, TYB Sc (Maths) student has scored 90.75% and has been placed ninth in the overall merit- list in the University and third in the subject merit- list of the University of Mumbai. He reveals that he was a regular student of the college and not only that, even after attending lectures he used to stay back till 6:00 pm with his classmates to discuss and thrash out solutions for the problems and the practical difficulties. For the coming batches, he advises, Maths is a subject that cannot be delinked from the previous year’s syllabus. Remembering concepts of the previous three years proved to be of immense help.
A confident and self-possessed TYBMM student Israni Chetna Kishorelal scored 80.67% in Advertising and is ranked second in the over-all merit-list of the University. She observes, "I sat with the books only a week before my exams. It is the 100% attendance in the class that has really benefited me," Chetna who is already employed as a copywriter at an Ad agency, informs, "I have huge regards for my professor Swati Sable, an excellent teacher of CHM and Subhash Athavale, the coordinator, who was a great inspiration. I received every word of my professors as a million dollar and listening to them has helped me a lot."
Khatwani Geeta Suresh, TYBA Psychology, who is placed first in the subject wise merit-list of the University of Mumbai as well as the overall merit-list, has scored 82.83%. "I started my preparation right from day one, followed a fixed schedule, did not sacrifice my play-time but saw to it that I finish my syllabus by the end of January. Rest of the time was for revision. 90%, I owe to my hard work, 5% to my teachers and 5% to my friends and parents. As a word of advice, I would say: Be consistent and put persistent efforts throughout the year."
Rupani Kirti Pradeep, TYBA (Sindhi) topped in the subject merit-list and was placed fifth in the overall merit list of the University of Mumbai says, "For me it was an incredible news-obtaining 80.83%. I had never targeted for that but I had, no doubt, put in lot of perspiration. It is out of the love for Sindhi language that I specialised in it. I give all the credit to my teachers Sandhya Kundnani and Meera Gyanani and my parents. One should work hard without bothering for the result." She has already made up her mind to go in for her PG in the same language, pursue research and then join as a professor of Sindhi language in some degree college.
We wish all of them a very bright future.
|2007-10-19||Missing 8-yr-old’s body exhumed|
The body of an 8-year-old girl who went missing on August 18 was exhumed by the Ulhasnagar police on Thursday evening. Kajal Sonawane, who stayed with her sisters Sonu, 20, and Renu, 5, and brother Babu, 12, in Gautam Nagar, had suddenly disappeared on August 18.
Parents of the four children had died a few years ago. Since then the neighbours looked after them. A neighbour said, “Each time we asked the family about Kajal, they would tell us she had gone to their native place and she would return soon. We,however, didn’t believe them.”
On Wednesday night, the neighbours cornered Babu after dandiya and questioned him. “He told us their uncle Ajay Nikam had murdered Kajal on August 18 and later buried her body. Babu was a witness to all of it but was threatened with dire consequences if he revealed anything,” said another neighbour requesting anonymity.
On Thursday morning, the residents along with Babu approached the Central police and narrated the entire incident. Later in the day police dug up the spot located 500 metres away from Gautam Nagar, where Babu claimed her uncle had buried Kajal’s body. Late in the evening, the police exhumed the girl’s body.
A senior police officer present at the spot said, “We have already arrested Nikam and are interrogating him. The cause for murder is yet to be ascertained.” Nikam has been booked under Section 302 for murder.
|2007-10-14||38 children rescued from labour|
In an attempt to eradicate child labour, a raid was conducted in the jeans manufacturing units of Ulhasnagar; Alka Joshi takes stock of the situation
In yet another move to curb the child labour completely, task force raided shops in Ulhasnagar and rescued 38 children. The force consisted of police personnel, officials from labour department and NGOs activists.
The task force raided 23 outlets that include jeans manufacturing units, tea stalls and shops of camp no 5 of the city. "On the tip off from our sources, the task force have raided 30 units of local Mahatma Phule Nagar, Bharatnagar and Doodhnaka areas of the city and arrested 23 owners", informed Dilipkumar Pawar, assistant commissioner (labour) of Kalyan.
From total 38 children, 17 were below 14 years and other 21 children belong to age group of 14-17 years. He continued that most of the rescued children belong to states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The children were sent to the children’s home at Ulhasnagar after they were rescued.
Pawar added, "Though, they were not indulged in any kind of hazardous work but it is illegal to get work from children below age of 18". NGOs namely Aasra and Pratham assisted the police to achieve the goal. "All the released children have gone through medical check-ups and soon they would be presented before the children welfare committee (CWC).
Then the children would be sent to their parents. The committee would also organise a meeting with the parents to convince them against sending their kids to work", informed Avghari Ghodke, coordinator of Pratham, an NGO. Talking about the child labour in general, he mentioned the lack of proper rehabilitation facilities for them are still missing.
|2007-10-13||Dad seeks dough, son gives death|
A 60-year-old-man was murdered at his home in Dhobi Ghat area of Shahad by his son two of his accomplices on Wednesday.
Police said Laxman Dhangar was found with stab marks all over his body and appeared to have been strangled with a rope that was found at the crime scene. A police official said Dhangar had been stabbed using a broken glass bottle.
The suspected trio was arrested on Thursday.
They have been booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and were to be presented in court on Friday.
Dhangar had retired from service last year and was living alone. His wife had separated from him 10 years ago. She and the couple’s children had since been living in a nearby locality.
Dhangar had earlier filed a case in the Kalyan Court accusing his wife of stealing gold jewellery and cash that he had kept in his house. However, he later withdrew the case.
This year again, he filed a case in the Ulhasnagar Court claiming maintenance from his son and wife as he claimed to be unable to meet his expenses since retirement.
An official of the Ulhasnagar Town police said that this had enraged Dhangar’s 25-year-old son, Raju. Many quarrels had taken place between father and son. Dhangar is reported to have quarreled with his wife Shanta as well, occasionally asking her for money.
On Wednesday night, the deceased’s younger brother Dipanna had seen Raju entering Dhangar’s house along with two people. Police said when Dipanna later entered his brother’s home, he found him lying dead on the floor with stab marks all over his body.
The police official said that Dhangar’s case was to be heard in court on Thursday. Officials from the Ulhasnagar Town police station launched a manhunt for Raju and his accomplices.
The trio was finally nabbed from Ulhasnagar camp number one at 3pm on Thursday. The two accomplices have been identified as Abdul Shaikh, 25, and Ramesh Khatri, 22, bothresidents of Ulhasnagar.
|2007-10-12||MNS leader shot at |
Mumbai, Oct 8: A worker of Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) was shot at in broad daylight in Ulhasnagar on Saturday, Sahara Samay sources said.
The incident took place in Shantinagar area of Ulhasnagar, adjacent to Thane, in the afternoon on Saturday when some unidentified miscreants shot at R.A. Patil, an MNS worker injuring him in the left shoulder.
Later, Patil was operated upon in the Ulhasnagar Civil Hospital for an hour and bullet was removed from his shoulder by the doctors, they said.
Meanwhile, police has registered a case and further probe is in progress, the sources added.
|2007-10-06||Sindhi saviors are here!|
The success of the recently staged Sindhi play Diwan Gordhandas Goplani will be a
The actors of Diwan Gordhandas Goplani giving their finale shot
It was dream come true! The crowd that gathered to watch Diwan Gordhandas Goplani at Town Hall, Ulhasnagar on Saturday, September 29 indicated the team had indeed succeeded in reviving the fading Sindhi literature on stage.
What pulled the crowd to the venue was a promising act by a young and dynamic team of Sindhi actors who left no stone unturned to make their first act memorable. Memorable it indeed was as who’s who of the town gathered to see the hilarious and gripping play.
Diwan Gordhandas Goplani based on a famous Marathi play Shrimanth Damodar Panth was translated in Sindhi by Kishore Lalwani. The translator retained the essence of the story and added that unique touch of Sindhi culture that the audiences identified with. The play in a humorous way gave away the social message about how forefathers and their principles are important for the future generations of a family.
The actors did a brilliant job and were totally in the skin of their character. Girish Ahuja shouldered responsibility of two characters, Godhu and Diwan Gordhandas. The actor can give comedians a run for their money! Other actors played their roles with gusto and seemed believable.
The chief guest of the occasion was Menka Lalwani, a budding actor and female lead of the Sindhi film Pyar Kare Dis. The runaway success of the play has given a fresh lease of life to the Sindhunagar Sahitya Kalasangam. The banner is now all set to revive their activities of promoting the Sindhi culture. Due to heavy public demand the hit play will be staged again on Sunday, November 11. DK+ wishes the team good luck!
|2007-10-03||Man convicted of rape|
A Sessions Court on Wednesday sentenced a man to five years rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping a minor, forcefully marrying her and then raping her.
Additional sessions judge KU Chandiwal has also directed convict Appa Sitaram Waghmare to pay a sum of Rs 10,000 to the victim as compensation. Waghmare (38), who ran Ajanta coaching classes at Ulhasnagar in neighbouring Thane district, was tutoring the victim from standard five to tenth.
He fell in love with her and when she came to his house on June 11, 2002, to inform him of her SSC result, he kidnapped her and forcibly took her to his sister Vandana Kadam's residence in Kalyan.
Kadam and Waghmare's father Sitaram arranged for the convict and victim's passage to Behrampur in Orissa and for a mangal-sutra, which he had forcibly put in the victim neck before their journey.
During her deposition, the victim said that she was threatened, sexually assaulted and raped on many occasions during her two-month stay with Waghmare.
The victim's mother, Lata Nirbhavne lodged a missing complaint with the Vikhroli police on June 13, 2002 and told the police that she had last visited Waghmare.
Meanwhile, the victim was taken from Behrampur to Solapur, Sangli, Kolhapur, Khanapur and Goa by Waghmare.
In Goa, they stayed in a rented house in Ponda District with one Anton Woldado, whom the girl approached for help when Waghmare had gone out for some work.
She sought Woldado to help her out of the situation, informing him of the way she had been treated by Waghmare.
Woldado immediately called up the police and got Waghmare arrested after the two-month search by the police.
Public prosecutor DK Joshi and Hitendra Dedhia produced circumstantial evidence and the statements of the victim and other witnesses to convict the accused. However, the court acquitted his sister and father due to lack of evidence.
|2007-10-02||High Court against Octroi hike in Ulhasnagar|
Traders and merchants of Ulhasnagar have moved the Bombay High Court against the civic body’s recent decision to increase Octroi on certain items claiming that the move was unprecedented and arbitrary.
Kumar Bajaj, president of the Federation of Sindhunagar Vyapari Association, filed a writ petition challenging the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation’s move to hike Octroi duty on some of the items alleging that the civic body did not follow the due procedure of law.
The civic body standing committee hiked the Octroi duty on certain items on July 16 and subsequently the general body approved it on 30 July. “When the matter was placed in the house, the administration did not place the detailed list of the items which would be subjected to the hike. The proposal was passed in a clandestine manner,” said Bajaj, quoting his petition.
The petition contends that as per Octroi rules, the municipal commissioner has to publish a notice seven days after resolution. While passing the resolution, the general body, besides the fixing the rates for the goods, also has to fix dates from which the Octroi shall be levied. This date shall not be earlier than 37 from the date of passing of resolution.
“However the UMC published the notice on August 16 that hike in the rates will be effective from August 18. This is clear violation of the UMC Octroi Rules 1996,” said Bajaj in his petition.
He said the hike on some of the items was unprecedented and arbitrary. For instance, he said the hike was 40 per cent on metals such as copper, brass, etc while it stood at 25.77 per cent on tapes, wood, metal furniture and 25 per cent on iron and steel. “This hike will not result in more revenue to the corporation, but instead take the trading to neighbouring areas like Ambernath which do not have Octroi,” said Bajaj.
Municipal Commissioner Sameer Unhale said: “The civic body has appointed a lawyer who would be soon be filing an appropriate reply. There is nothing more to say as the matter is before the court of law.”